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by Beryl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wild Ocean Race - Makai Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Wild Ocean Race - Makai Cup

Great stuff! Love the faint “Yeha” that just escaped the music on the way back....
by Beryl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Finally - Got My P&H Cetus

“ it looks great in my living room ;-) ”

When my wife was still infatuated I used to keep a spare motorbike behind the sofa. Happy days! Currently in negotiations
about hanging my kayak from the kitchen ceiling whilst the epoxy cures. It’s not going well.....
by Beryl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Norse kayaks from Norway- anyone know much about these?

Pedro75 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Cornwall canoes has them in stock
https://www.cornwall-canoes.co.uk/norse-sea-kayaks.htm

Maybe some of the other canoe shops group do too.
If you look at the details page it says they are for ‘pre-order, spring/summer’. They have no stock.
by Beryl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Free tide tables
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Free tide tables

Excellent! Sits conveniently on the back of a kitchen cabinet door for perusal with the first coffee of the day.
by Beryl
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Checking PLB Accuracy
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Checking PLB Accuracy

I didn’t realise there could be such a potentially high time lag with a PLB: assumed it was the same as my phone or SatNav. Well you would, wouldn’t you. Certainly worth knowing if you are awaiting assistance....
by Beryl
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit breathability
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Drysuit breathability

I’ve taken to wearing a manual lifejacket on occasion and find it doesn’t create condensation problems. However, this time of year I lean towards a BA for the warmth it offers. When I use a spraydeck I have one with the tunnel removed. This traps warmth in the cockpit without condensation in the mid...
by Beryl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking from Inverkip to Ireland.. Advice please.
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Kayaking from Inverkip to Ireland.. Advice please.

pathbrae wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:45 pm
The OP was December 2018 and the poster hasn't replied to any of the advice offered, nor have they posted anything else to the forum.....
Good read mind...
by Beryl
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: The ocean cockpit...

Interesting point, just printed out the plans for a Shrike build and I’m trying to make up my mind to build with either a keyhole or an ocean cockpit, leaning towards the later because it’s mainly being built to arse around rolling, but would it make it almost impossible to get into, so perhaps the...
by Beryl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The ocean cockpit...
Replies: 10
Views: 794

The ocean cockpit...

Does anybody miss these now all general purpose kayaks seem to come with the keyhole style?
by Beryl
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 26
Views: 1717

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

Agree with Charleston14. However, most timber yards will allow to select your timber and finding a knot free 12’ length of four be one planed is not difficult and costs about a tenner. Cut the length of your paddle then split the remainder lengthwise and laminate to main plank. With a handsaw, chise...
by Beryl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Tahe Marine Mini £480
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Tahe Marine Mini £480

I’d go for that but I think you are many miles from Cornwall. Newcastle or thereabouts?
by Beryl
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Drysuit Socks Leaking at the seams is it a common problem

Have you pulled on the socks by pulling on the leg rather than the sock itself? Also, because of the right-angled nature of the foot, fabric socks need to be eased into and out of in two stages otherwise the seam of the sock will be stressed, especially if they are a good fit.
by Beryl
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 296
Views: 49561

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

Nick, I’ve been thinking at some point of trying a sail on my Shrike. Could you put up some thoughts on this? I’m thinking it’s easier to do any mods as I build the boat even if it’s just a simple reinforcing strut under the deck for the sail base. Thanks.
by Beryl
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Kayel Angmagssalik Restoration Project

That looks a treat! I may steal the Greenland paddle trap for my Shrike ;)
by Beryl
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Gloves

Not mentioned until now is Sealskinz. I’ve recently got a pair of Helvellyn’s off the bay for £23 posted. Only two wet outings so far but dry and breathable. The material of the Palm is naturally grippy rather than something stuck on and the grip is effortless, something I don’t find with neoprene. ...
by Beryl
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? thermoformed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Lightweight 12-14 foot kayak? Thermoformed?

Another option to get to that weight is a wooden kayak. Mine is nearly eighteen feet expedition boat yet only weighs 19kgs. Also it only cost £350 off eBay. Problem is they aren’t common. Look up the ‘Shrike’ on this forum to get an idea of what’s possible. Like you I want something that is manageab...
by Beryl
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deckbag and a simple BA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Deckbag and a simple BA?

You might consider one of these https://northwater.com/products/underdeck-bag . Mine is the perfect size for me and doesn’t get in my way despite my long legs (Im 6ft 2) Interesting but I’m leery about having any sort of structure taking up that part of the cockpit. I keep an emergency paddle to on...
by Beryl
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed dry cag for sale...
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Reed dry cag for sale...

Cag now sold. Thanks for the interest.
by Beryl
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed dry cag for sale...
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Reed dry cag for sale...

Ringmaster.. would fit but not ideal.

Kpete... I’ll pm you.
by Beryl
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Reed dry cag for sale...
Replies: 6
Views: 549

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: 16
Views: 1507

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: 1406

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: 296
Views: 49561

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: 296
Views: 49561

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: 7244

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: 296
Views: 49561

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: 717

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: 12
Views: 1628

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: 1182

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: 1182

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...