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by Beryl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

After a couple of months and a bit, about six boats are neck to neck after going most of the way around the world. It may have been the weather but one has to say maybe the boats are just so good now that the oceans are not as dangerous as they once were? The Atlantic is not a pussy of course but th...
by Beryl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Neck seal's?????
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: Drysuit Neck seal's?????

Someone on here posted that they added a latex neck to a suit that was fitted with a neoprene as standard. It was added rather than replaced but I can’t find the post. It was one of the members that has been around forever and therefore knows what they are talking about. It might have been MikeB? Th...
by Beryl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 624
Views: 64416

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

The South American builders on your gallery have shown some flair, this could take it to another level! Oddly, the SOT I most lusted after when first into kayaks was the RTM Disco. Named after the place your design originated from. It is especially sleek for an SOT and noted for its handling in roug...
by Beryl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Padded upright roof rack bars
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Padded upright roof rack bars

this vendor should have a consequence if they are pissing me about. There's a pandemic… we don't know what problems people are having. Selling a pair of uprights might not be a high priority, due to circumstances outside their control. They started the sale within the pandemic and have got back to ...
by Beryl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Padded upright roof rack bars
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Padded upright roof rack bars

This has being going on for a month with just some apology for not getting back to me then nothing. It just a pair of uprights I can use but this vendor should have a consequence if they are pissing me about... Ban them so they feel the fool force of this forum ;)
by Beryl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

'll regularly capsize and hang upside down for 30 seconds to bring my temperature down.

I think this might undermine some of your very sensible posts.
by Beryl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: Capella 173 Skeg Hinge Broken

1...Take it back? 2... most modern skegs look like the Kayak sport item? 3.. post some pics of the repair. 4.. apparently it’s one of a group of designs that doesn’t depend overly much on a skeg so just live with it? 5.. historically so many first posters never post again it’s difficult to get a res...
by Beryl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

They are approaching the Horn now and the weather/sea state is starting to wear down their boats. Of the two I follow; one has a ripped mainsail today and the other has lost her wind speed/direction tech gubbins and is having to sail by the ‘seat of her pants’ Their daily reports are obviously part ...
by Beryl
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 624
Views: 64416

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

Laminating the keel and both gunwales with timber of full length is a huge ask: of less than half length is mental.The spring-back, even after a week in the clamps was noticeable on my humble masik that was hardly two foot long! Best of luck with this project.
by Beryl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Beryl wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:36 pm
Obviously I need to think more than one move ahead when exchanging posts with you :) You left out the ‘wink’ in my post BTW.
Thanks for the edit ;)
by Beryl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed aquatherm pre-bent 3/4 length pants unisex
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Reed aquatherm pre-bent 3/4 length pants unisex

Phil Hk wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:36 am
Size?
Delivery cost?

Thanks

Phil
They are Medium from the photos provided. They should stop your buttocks going soft and milky if you paddle a SOT in troubled waters...
by Beryl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Obviously I need to think more than one move ahead when exchanging posts with you :) You left out the ‘wink’ in my post BTW.
by Beryl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland paddles
Replies: 106
Views: 2320

Re: Greenland paddles

Yes you can use waterproof PVA as I mentioned earlier. But starting from scratch a litre of epoxy wouldn’t be much pricier. With cheap digital scales you can make up very small quantities accurately. Also, to kill two birds with one stone; save any sandings and you can mix that with epoxy to fill in...
by Beryl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

I made a round hole of a 1” thick bit of plastic to fit the neck I think I follow that! It inspires me to suggest a plastic plant pot in the neck, with a bike valve, and jam jars in the wrists. What pressue did you pump to? I think I'd be worried at more than a couple of psi. It wouldn’t inflate fu...
by Beryl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

rhysie wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:09 am
I'm yet to meet a jet skier that isn't a wanker. He was probably too busy uploading a selfie video of himself to Tiktok to see the stonking big ferry in front of him.
They do tend to loud, boastful and overweight, but we have to live with them...
by Beryl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

That’s going to put huge forces on the seams as most leg sections will have reinforcements that are at right angles to the weight. Maybe 20kg per leg? It didn't do my suit any harm, but keeping the feet on the floor would reduce it. The seams are vertical on my suit. Keeping the feet on the floor w...
by Beryl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

If you think it's leaking somewhere in the legs, turn it inside out, hang it up in the shower and fill the legs with water. You'll see where the leaks are, if any. That’s going to put huge forces on the seams as most leg sections will have reinforcements that are at right angles to the weight. Ther...
by Beryl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SWSK3
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: SWSK3

I don't know the solution to the pacific oysters, but we do have a problem. My daughter finished her Marine Biology degree at Plymouth this year (just in time!!). It seems that the preferred method by people in the know is to take a heavy hammer to them or, much simpler if they are on a soft/muddy ...
by Beryl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hobie Mirage Adventure Island.
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Hobie Mirage Adventure Island.

I helped lift this centre section onto a van and it is seriously heavy. It’s not a single Hobie with added bits I can assure anyone that thinking a cheap, posh,SOT. This was the dual version mind. A most unlikely couple of chaps had sailed the full rig from Penzance to the Scillies, had a few days m...
by Beryl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

One of the things I like about kayaking is, even when things get lively, it’s mostly quiet. You can capsize and get near to death experience but it won’t be noisy. The predominant thing about the VG is the constant noise of a highly tuned boat. I’m watching a couple of competitors on their daily fee...
by Beryl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse Kayaks - Idun/Bylgja
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: Norse Kayaks - Idun/Bylgja

I think lockdowns one and two are already behind us?

I took an interest when these first appeared. The reviews were done by staff of the venders so not of much use to the cynical minded. But its nice to have a single hard chined hull in modern materials at a bargain price.
by Beryl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Leaky Drysuit
Replies: 43
Views: 1568

Re: Leaky Drysuit

Why don’t you do some exercise in the suit a mile away from water and see what happens?
by Beryl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Outrigger canoe plans, Imray charts, Books
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Outrigger canoe plans, Imray charts, Books

I’m happy to buy Scottish sea kayaking. Pm me a PayPal address if it’s still available.

Thanks

Paul
by Beryl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland paddles
Replies: 106
Views: 2320

Re: Greenland paddles

The only experiment I did with glue was with the five litre pot of waterproof PVA I still have. I bought it twenty years ago when doing up our current house. I’d used a lot of the standard stuff but bought the waterproof as it was on offer. I glued three pieces of softwood plank together in such a w...
by Beryl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

At the speed they travel I would hope for more than a ‘reasonable view’. They are learning in the estuaries which tend to crowded? Anyways, it will be interesting to see if, over time, these new, relatively cheap craft, become an issue to other watercraft. Although I dislike jet skis (mainly because...
by Beryl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SWSK3
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: SWSK3

Double check whether the tide in the top of the Fal estuary reaches 3 knots. It might through the flood gates at Truro but that’s about it.
by Beryl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vendee Globe...
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Vendee Globe...

Well, we are obviously a parochial lot! The englander interest has hit a brick wall when our chap hit an underwater object ( a carefully placed Chinese container some say) but there’s a very personable German competitor who is, like others, posting Crystal Clear videos of life in the middle of nowhe...
by Beryl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland paddles
Replies: 106
Views: 2320

Re: Greenland paddles

Thanks Mac I may look into splitting one if I can find a place that will skillfully saw It. Theoretically I could get an other paddle or two from my investment.What type of glue to laminate. I used waterproof PVA on my laminated paddle. Like mine, most of your paddle will be made of the main plank....
by Beryl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Afloat on Christmas Day...?
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Afloat on Christmas Day...?

I dipped out after too much whisky. To add to my self-inflicted pain, I went down to Penzance to have one of my favourite walks: Newlyn to Mousehole and back in the afternoon. Conditions were perfect for a civilised paddle from Penzance to Mousehole: Another opportunity missed. Oddly nothing was on ...
by Beryl
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stocking fillers
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Re: Stocking fillers

Great fun. My adult children have honed in on my kayak interest, and amongst chocolates, alchohol etc I recieved some other useful gifts.My daughter gave me a beanie hat with a rechargeable/replaceable light in the front (the light recharges using a standard Usb plug) and my son gave me a Frog ligh...