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by jackp
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: NRS kayaks
Replies: 0
Views: 403

NRS kayaks

just Interested to hear if anyone has tried there inflatable boats ? I.E the outlaw model Recently bought one of these on a bit of an impulse buy to add to my boat collection and it is well made but find it a bit too wide to be able to comfortably paddle .ive done a few test runs in some chop in the...
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Palm buoyancy aid

Hi yes definitely bought the correct size according to there size chart on there website..as you say they are bit like wearing cardboard and i don’t known why anyone would design a ba like that
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Palm buoyancy aid

It is a cheaper version called the quest but well reviewed online but maybe those people don’t wear them tight enough or hardly go far at all in them ?
Some bits on it look do similar to yours so this figures
by jackp
Sun May 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm buoyancy aid
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Palm buoyancy aid

Just been out for an early morning paddle and thought I’d try this new palm ba which I bought for when a beginner kayak friend comes out.anyway I had checked the sizes before buying and tried it on when it arrived and seemed ok When I got going though it became more apparent the thing is such a bad ...
by jackp
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Boating up -river

Of course this kind of hard workout won’t appeal to everyone but it’s good training For occasions where maybe you find yourself in a strong offshore wind and you need to get back to shore ASAP A TV program I was recently watching ,saving lives at sea a few weeks ago a featured guy in a sea kayak rac...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Boating up -river

That is interesting and have just checked out some videos but it doesn’t look that hard but does look as though it might give you back ache doing that for any length of time .looks like perhaps more technique required than just fitness for that one Maybe though there should be some sort of kayak com...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Boating up -river

This might sound a bit of a strange question but does any such competition exist or anything similar ? I’ve done a lot of sea kayaking into heavy head wind and against the incoming tide which is hard work but a good work out and strangely enjoy the challenge I use to do road bike competitions and it...
by jackp
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Hey guys. Yes after some thinking about it Ive been out in the boat a lot over the last week and weather has been very good for a change It’s if its bit busy though at launching spot though then I turn around and find another spot or go home and of course normal social distancing rules still apply I...
by jackp
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Life jackets

Not wearing wetsuit but typhoon multi sport drysuit most of the time .that buoyancy vest looks intresting.a friend of mine has been trying to find a solution for people stuck under /in there boat in white water this looks like it might have enough upward lift possibly to get someone out? say i.e sce...
by jackp
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Life jackets

Reading the comments here made me wonder maybe it’s better not to have any buoyancy aid on so then swimming under the waves would be easier ? In that case what are you surpose to do when when chucked out the boat in a big set of incoming waves
by jackp
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Life jackets

Hi ,Yes good point with life jackets getting in the way but I was finding the boat disappears long before I had a chance to get back on .hence why I’ve only been out with onshore winds and incoming tides so I don’t loose anything I can cope ok on smaller waves and not had this problem but in my expe...
by jackp
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Life jackets

Hi guys .Last winter I had several goes at surf kayaking in big 12ft swell it was fun but the last time it put me off for a while as I was trying to turn around quickly for the wave and then quickly capsized loosing all control .the sit on top washed up further down the beach and felt like being in ...
by jackp
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Isle of Wight trip October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Isle of Wight trip October 2019

Anyone keen for doing a iow circumnavigation trip ? I am flexible with dates and it can be anytime in October
I don’t mind how leisurely the pace is.(could struggle though to do it in one day but willing to try)
If anyone is interested Please pm with your number
Jack
by jackp
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: First drysuit....

Went for the typhoon multisport in the end .ive only used it a few times but been impressed with it so far .the neck seal Tightness is a about right but I'm finding it leaves my neck red and itchy afterwards is this a common problem
by jackp
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: First drysuit....

Ok thanks for your thoughts.i still can't understand why crewsaver made the socks so small for .ridiculous really .I imagine they will be getting more of them being returned.the Hammond ones look good aswell as they can be fully customised to fit
by jackp
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: First drysuit....

Ok .looking at it again the socks definitely seem too tight.I could swap it for a XL but then it will possibly be too big in other areas and I am well within there size large .maybe I should have just got the palm one as I'm familiar with there sizes but I had read they can leak.the typhoon multispo...
by jackp
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First drysuit....
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

First drysuit....

After a few very cold paddles last winter I decided to go out today drysuit shopping .as I'd only use the suit for a few months a year I didn't want to spend too much on one .in the end I got a crewsaver atacama sport which came with a under fleece .(more for dinghy sailing but states on label for k...
by jackp
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Stiff hands

Hi guys .went out today in force 6-7 winds .it was bit challenging going into the heavy headwind .I had also launched 2 hrs before high tide so I was also going into an oncoming tide aswell .got about an hour off shore then turned back .very quick coming the other way though of course .Anyway after ...
by jackp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South coast paddle buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: South coast paddle buddies

Hi seaford probably is a bit far (I'm near chichester) anyway I've been looking into IOW circumnavigation for a while and definitely want to do it sometime soon - for intermediate boaters I think 3 days is probably realistic .Did a bit of a look about down there the other week the west of the island...
by jackp
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Kayak Angling
Topic: Mackerel parasites
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Mackerel parasites

I think the worms in question are harmless when the fish is cooked or so I've been told.I bought a fresh pollack once direct from fishermen and had the worms inside.i was told they usually die when the fish are put on ice .Anyway I was about to cook the fillets left them in pan for few minutes came ...
by jackp
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Stiff hands

Thanks for your thoughts about the issue .i had tried few times not bothering with gloves and same problem.wondering now though about the paddle .i have never bothered upgrading yet I've always stuck with one called a Originz Zambezi which I bought with first boat.can anyone recommend a more suitabl...
by jackp
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Stiff hands

Early signs of Arthritis possible I guess .maybe something worth looking into . I have done a lot of manual hands on jobs so that might be the case .but I do wear thick wetsuit gloves when on the water and only 25 so it can't related to cold water ..I have had those typical kayaker thumbs for a few ...
by jackp
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Stiff hands

I could be gripping the paddle little bit hard but .i don't get this problem though when on easier paddle .i was once stupid enough once to think I could paddle across fast tide race lol ending up getting to shore with a struggle a little further down the beach than planned .
by jackp
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Stiff hands

Having a bit of trouble recently with my hands when out paddling when I'm heading into strong headwind and going against the tide.strangely I have done this a lot as I like the challenge but after a few hours of hard padding my hands can just go really stiff and pretty useless for a while .i guess i...
by jackp
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South coast paddle buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 976

South coast paddle buddies

Would be good if there is anyone near here ( chichester area ) which fancies regularly paddling. I usually go out at least once a week for 2-4 hrs .I go out in most weather conditions for building up experience and fitness level.on rough seas I will take the sit on top though .looking to progress fu...