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by RichardP
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Orka paddles weight???
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Orka paddles weight???

https://kayakhq.co.nz/shop/paddles/surf ... um%20molds.

Hi Gordon
this might help
700g ?

Regards

Richard
by RichardP
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pace Action vs Xcite
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Pace Action vs Xcite

Hi Jules I saw this post from a while back and was wondering on the off chance if you ever got to experience the Pace Action. Have read lots of corporate reviews, videos and Forum comments of what it could be like, but wanted personnel experience. Appreciate any feedback you have on its performance ...
by RichardP
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WANTED... Sit in for new to sport
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: WANTED... Sit in for new to sport

Hi Canoester

If you go to the search box above, and put in some key words, there is lots of advise on starting out. kayak size, weight, leg room and recommendations on best buys. ( go second hand) But don't forget safety and training. Lots of advise on youtube as well.

Happy paddling

Richard
by RichardP
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: South East sea kayaking or inland
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: South East sea kayaking or inland

Hi Fiona
I have sent you a PM

Richard
by RichardP
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beginner Solo Sea Kayaking Safety
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Beginner Solo Sea Kayaking Safety

Hi Carmen Never over cautious when it comes to the sea. It can bite back when you are not expecting it. Please see RNLI link below. Should have all the info you need & there are lots of topics on this forum already posted that can point you in the right direction. Best way to enjoy their new kayakin...
by RichardP
Sun May 31, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Itchen advise
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: River Itchen advise

Thank you for your informative comments Chas

Much appreciated

Richard
by RichardP
Sat May 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Itchen advise
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: River Itchen advise

Thanks Christopher.

On goggle maps it looks like you can park on the road with a public slip nearby. Is that correct?
Or is the slip under the bridge?

Regards

Richard
by RichardP
Sat May 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Itchen advise
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: River Itchen advise

Thank you Chris

very helpful

Looks like I will be looking for launch & Parking somewhere in the middle, nearer Cobden Bridge.

Many thanks

Richard
by RichardP
Sat May 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River Itchen advise
Replies: 7
Views: 365

River Itchen advise

Can anybody give me a good put in point on the river Itchen Southampton. I have looked on the maps of Woodmill lane, by the activity centre. Is there free all day parking there? can anyone advise on other put in places for a trip down towards Ocean village. Any good areas to explore or toilets etc. ...
by RichardP
Mon May 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: VE Paddles Are Back
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: VE Paddles Are Back

Apologies

Andy Knight Congratulations. All the best for future to you all
Richard
by RichardP
Mon May 25, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: VE Paddles Are Back
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: VE Paddles Are Back

That`s Great news
A great British product. Congrats to Palm and Stu Morris for bringing back a good product and jobs and enjoyment to many.

Richard
by RichardP
Thu May 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: P&H Volan

WWTCC wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
We've just taken delivery of our first Volan and put a few pictures up on facebook for those interested.https://www.facebook.com/Whitewaterthecanoecentre
HI Guys

Hope all well through these times. do you know when shop will be open to come along to try?

all the best

Richard
by RichardP
Fri May 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Volan
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: P&H Volan

Hi Simon

Never been able to find one of these when looking to buy in Uk. Only the Aries. Have you seen any for 2020? would be interested to know
Or is the Volan & The Aries the same Kayak, but a different name for around the world?
This has probably been asked many times

Richard
by RichardP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

the one on my car stops the boot opening fully if I have a boat on. I know a few people who just put a blanket on the spoiler and slide the boat, but that would worry me. That's Me as well. Tail gate half up and have used the towel to slide over the spoiler for a while now. Does take some careful p...
by RichardP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Hi Chris it worked a treat. It had the same mirror image sucker on the other side of the bar. It was a double sucker that I manged to thread the tube through the whole handle. These I just think the sucker had been sitting around my shed too long and it has become brittle :) I thought about fixing r...
by RichardP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/81127/1587581158133-6540.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/81127/1587581158052-3600.png Other items. 1. Rescue handle, Tick 2. Roof rack Assist roller for the rear screen when loading kayak, FAIL. For some reason the plastic/ resin sucke...
by RichardP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Image

This is my lockdown Greenland paddle Tester . When I get round to testing it on the water I will then play around with the finish.
Just has a few coats of Linseed oil at moment. Found some Tulip wood

Richard
by RichardP
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

I Love those J Bars Jonny

I Have been thinking of a new place in my garden to hide the Kayak too. ( Not that I want too ) Maybe next project

Keep up the good work

Richard
by RichardP
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF online courses
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: VHF online courses

Hi SJTKayak I did this Vhf SRC DSC with Tec-Rec last year. Only 2 of us turned up and it still went ahead. The good thing about being Hands on is you have someone there giving you advise and the correct radio procedure. They had plenty of radios to try & as Twopigs mentioned, you can discuss the cho...
by RichardP
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Glad you are making the most of it Jerome

Remind me how you post photos on here ?
by RichardP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Love that Paddle
short and sweet
by RichardP
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

Hi Pathbrae

Qne more off of the " To do" list
6 & a half years Planning probably got the job done quicker !
by RichardP
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Is there anybody out there ?

Hi All During these times of lockdown I was just wondering if anyone wanted to share how they are keeping themselves busy with regards to Kayak related pastimes. Some of us have been lucky enough to be close to the water and taking exercise & isolate on the sea. Anyone want to share tips or ideas on...
by RichardP
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch covers lubricant
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Hatch covers lubricant

Thanks guys

Seems like I'm doing the right thing., Maybe I should have started a post for Thumb Arthritis lubricant instead
Cod liver oil posts on their way :)
by RichardP
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch covers lubricant
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Hatch covers lubricant

Hi all This has been on he before but I need some advise as I couldn`t see my question covered. I have just purchased some WD-40 Silicon lubricant spray for my rubber hatch covers on my Scorpio, as I find them a pig in the winter as I have arthritis in my thumbs. I tested it on the day Hatch and was...
by RichardP
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak touring cag/jacket recommendations 2020.
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Sea Kayak touring cag/jacket recommendations 2020.

Hi Yaknut

I would recommend the Reed chillcheater cags too. Also take a look at the typhoon link. Great tops.

Regards Richard

https://www.typhoon-int.co.uk/products/surface/smocks/
by RichardP
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Pogies Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Blue £15
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Pogies Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Blue £15

Hi Dowdrey .

Are these still available? PM`d you
by RichardP
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is vhf course needed
Replies: 61
Views: 3231

Re: Is vhf course needed

Hi Gordon

You may find OFCOM link useful.

Regards Richard

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-li ... io/vhf-faq
by RichardP
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: RYA VHF SRC Radio course Saturday 14th December Southampton
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: RYA VHF SRC Radio course Saturday 14th December Southampton

Great course if anyone interested. I attended one of these courses Last year Only two of us turned up on the day and training still went ahead as planned. Well taught, very relaxed and informative. Parking simple and plenty of tea and coffee Highly recommended. Many thanks again to your team Richard