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by Beryl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed dry cag for sale...
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Reed dry cag for sale...

Bought this off a member on here....

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=131564&p=818572&hilit=Reed#p818572

Now have their paddle suit and storm cag so this is not needed anymore.

£50 posted
by Beryl
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deckbag and a simple BA?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Deckbag and a simple BA?

Bit cheesed off with the price of BA’s that have enough pockets. Then, when you have filled them up they apparently make climbing back onboard quite difficult. I’d like to keep a whistle and my PLB on my person at all times but the rest can go in a deck bag I’m thinking. Haven’t tried one yet so loo...
by Beryl
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drip rings good or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Drip rings good or bad?

Just started using a Greenland paddle. Pottering causes water to runs all over your hands, but once you get a decent cadence there seems to be no problem with drips. Bit of a radical solution mind :)
by Beryl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 276
Views: 42960

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

On the subject of leash to attach kayaker to boat... I’ve been worrying this as most places on the Shrike are only 3mm thick. You could use the Masik I suppose but that puts the safety cord in your lap with possibility of entanglement. I’m thinking a solution might be an external cord attached to th...
by Beryl
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 276
Views: 42960

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

Can you use the paddlers weight to calculate where the Shrike will sit in the water? At 160lbs I’m planning a 95% starting point, then trim the boat down whilst keeping my size 9 feet un-squeezed. I like the look of low freeboard but perhaps not quite as much as Mikko!
by Beryl
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why don't we ALL paddle S.O.Ts .. ?
Replies: 56
Views: 6334

Re: Why don't we ALL paddle S.O.Ts .. ?

I’m fresh to kayaking and by a happy accident found myself with two within a month of starting properly this year. SOT is a 13’ Perception Freedom; SINK is a ‘stitch an glue’ Bill Thomas Willow. I enjoy the latter most as it’s more demanding and therefore holds my interest more. But it’s a relief at...
by Beryl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 276
Views: 42960

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

Has anyone tried home-built hatches just secured with an internal bungee? I can imagine problems but they look very slick I have to say....

https://youtu.be/kg7QfGQL1zk
by Beryl
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Video - Old Blokes Having Fun - Gazza, Rob & The Don paddle Nadgee.
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Video - Old Blokes Having Fun - Gazza, Rob & The Don paddle Nadgee.

Bump! For anyone that missed this little gem....
by Beryl
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Expedition Kayaks Podcast
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Expedition Kayaks Podcast

Just enjoyed the North Reef episode. Nicely put together: thanks.
by Beryl
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weighting a kayak...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Weighting a kayak...

Hi Peter. I came across paddling on the chine very quickly! When I first got the boat I was expecting to swan along swiftly and gracefully, and to be fair it does it so in tranquil conditions. However my small estuary at Gweek conjures up all sorts of winds most of the time with its many side creeks...
by Beryl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weighting a kayak...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Weighting a kayak...

Hi. Thanks for the useful advise. I’ve made up a seat out of a Lidl camping mat that gets me closer to the bottom of the boat, nicely tight across the hips and a slim pillar back support. It looks awful but customising the fit of itself has made me more at ease in the kayak. I’ve made up a couple of...
by Beryl
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

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: 11
Views: 944

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: 424

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: 15
Views: 1053

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: 828

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: 828

Tasty hatch!

Could anyone kindly identify the manufacturer?

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/u ... 8-2384.png
by Beryl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 276
Views: 42960

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...