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by Beryl
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Starting from scratch

Welcome to the starting line, I’m on it too! On clothing, I’ve a good quality ‘dry’ two piece suit in which both items have an elasticated second waist which you roll together to give a reasonably waterproof outfit.Bought off eBay secondhand it gives you a lot of flexibility, especially now the weat...
by Beryl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weighting a kayak...
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Weighting a kayak...

Hi. I’m on my first sit-in and am finding it over-lively in confused estuary chop. This is stopping me familiarising and gaining confidence as quickly as I’d like. Would some small waterproof sand bags be worth experimenting with? The boat is called the Willow. I’m 160lbs. Thanks in advance. https:/...
by Beryl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed Aquatherm dry cag top for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Reed Aquatherm dry cag top for sale

Hi, have mailed you on this. Cheers paul
by Beryl
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Thermal rash vests vs windproof cag

Wetsuits are a remarkably cheap and efficient way of keeping warm. When I used to surf, a 5/3 suit would suffice the whole year in sunny cornwall. Despite the many available alternatives now. I would still keep some sort of wetsuit as a base layer, even if just 0.5mm and in a two-piece. I use plain ...
by Beryl
Fri May 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tasty hatch!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Tasty hatch!

Demo... surely that’s a day hatch just behind the cockpit? Yes it is Neall’s boat I’m referring to. Just by way of explanation, I was going to build the shrike this summer but a Bill Thomas Willow came up locally so I’ve taken the route of least resistance. It doesn’t have a day hatch however and th...
by Beryl
Thu May 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tasty hatch!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Tasty hatch!

Could anyone kindly identify the manufacturer?

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by Beryl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 227
Views: 38429

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Just joined the forum on the basis on this inspirational thread. I read all the pages yesterday and most of them again today. Two blokes, a dad and son get an idea in their heads and it goes global. Easy enough today,; you just click on ‘like’, But with this you have to build a very long sea kayak o...