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by Boatsie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Kayak ergo or simular
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Kayak ergo or simular

Might be useful? Not an ergo but a good warm up or sweat session can be shadow box holding dumbbells. Eg.. Jab, jab, uppercut, hook, backfist, hammer hand, cross, ... ,cross, cross, uppercut, hook, backfist, hammer hand, jab... Repeated. Covers warming up kayak associated muscles with sweep stroke, ...
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cold feet fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Cold feet fatigue

https://www.whalenation.reviews/kayaking-muscles/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25849289/ http://www.ebtc.ie/painful-numb-legs-when-kayaking/ I hadn't realized that my work boots were torn through both inner and outer sole and everything between . Cold storage worker. Cold feet. This fatigue...
by Boatsie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip plank
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Strip plank

Found an article from April 29-2004 "Greenland paddles" Jist...Red Cedar is toxic, wear a mask. Guessing Paulownia similar. My real want is a fast basic boat and a storm Greenland paddle to utilize as a skeg to surf outside the harbour heads with. Change in depth an abrupt 10-12 fathom, a protected ...
by Boatsie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip plank
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Strip plank

Hi Nick, Vember looks amazing. The Vembex suits my 96kg body weight. I'm grateful to read small tips such as the black epoxy staining along the keel. That's brilliant. http://cnckayaks.com/vember/ Many times I'd rather a skeg to grab face and no steerage pedals to distract from leg pressure but I ca...
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip plank
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Strip plank

I read well.. Writing.. Argh... 6*20mm 30% less cost than 6*18mm cove/bead. Table router $69.(less than the cost difference between straight edge and bead/cove and allows a stronger join on the ends of the shorter pieces.. I've never built, if wrong please correct me, others read too. Just wanting a...
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: South Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 175

South Australia

Anyone know of short courses in this part of our planet?
A member at Westlakes canoe club but usually alone on the river. Can't roll. Can't reenter. Ok swimming ashore and beach launching in lue of my lack of skills.
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip plank
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Strip plank

Is this a good buy? I've never built a boat, I won't start building anytime soon, I'm just collecting information. http://www.paulowniatimber.com.au/marine.php Looks perfect. 6*18mm bead/cove strips. Hardwood, buoyant, 260-290kg per cubic metre. Anyone know any flaws of Paulownia?; Japanese princess...
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: close encounter with a humpback whale
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Re: close encounter with a humpback whale

Marine life is amazing. I attempted to watch the documentary but failed. Last night a documentary of Australian waters was on the television. 375 species of sharks on planet yet only 3 species concern that of human attacks and shark attacks are fairly rare anyway. It showed many species of wildlife;...
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

I used Kayak Foundry. The boat design looks similar to the yellow one above except it is longer and narrower. Still tweaking slightly. Display reads total resistance at 5knots around 6.13 without stability, 6.88 with loads of stability or somewhere between. Has keel rocker, large volume bow with lot...
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Probably long in the tooth by now yet dad flipped his cat during over speed and snapped her mast. The hulls and rigidity remained sound and undamaged. The bloke whom built the hulls did an awesome job. My first job was tendering yatchs men to and from the many moored yatchs. I was allowed to assist ...
by Boatsie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

I write too much and sleep not enough. A long skinny Vember would be ideal. The river flat in Lee of the outer breakwater. Around the heads. Grab some swell and run along the outside. I'll probably never figure the theories of displacement yet practicals are always fun. Thanks Nick. Kind regards, Na...
by Boatsie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Here's a picture of a 1963 built kayak awaiting gel coat repair. I don't understand the physics but whomever designed this knew what they were doing. The fore to plane is a smoother transition than the plane to aft. Somehow the balance of the displacement wave seems to be a pressurization aft of pla...
by Boatsie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Yes.. Cheers. What's that saying? Like a bull out of the gate? I should relax a bit because I haven't a concrete floor yet and I enjoyed reading a build of yours. I doubt I'd be clean enough at the moment.. Beautiful looking boats. Either would suit here. I just want to build a couple of high qualit...
by Boatsie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Oil drilling southern Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Oil drilling southern Australia

BHP want to drill off the southern bite of Australia. There are many arguments for drilling. I am against. The representation of time is associated with many a mathematical languages use of the fourth dimension.  Patience is often four gone without the equilibrium of the previous 3 dimensions being ...
by Boatsie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Thanks anyway..
My lies above.
My failure here is seen as my success with more paddle time instead.
Theoretical weights, down time, costs, loss of room space... All added up.
Here's to paddling. 😊
by Boatsie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15

Maybe ;)
But in Australia we tend to brag with national songs about much better different animals such as
" tie my kangaroo down sport, tie my kangaroo down. "
;)
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Very long distance kayak trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Very long distance kayak trips

Whoops.. I misread the quest you on. Southern Australia might suit.. Warmer weather to many other parts of our world. Bass strait, Tasmania circumnavigation? Thick wilderness there. A gaol without walls, a thick forest that the best trackers could cut path at not many 100metres per day. It'd be remo...
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Merino tops at TOPMAN £12 and £15

A different part of the planet yet +1 fan of Marino wool. Wool is perfect insulation trapping warmth of bodies preference. Works wet or dry. I haven't the ability to afford a cag yet but an old Marino sweater under a spray jacket serves me well. Keeping wind from blowing away the warmth is key hence...
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Very long distance kayak trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Very long distance kayak trips

Wilderness isn't as spectacular as reads of other places on Earth yet pretty and nice. Adelaide, south Australia. 3 weeks could easily be enjoyed paddling down a portion of the Murray river. Camp spots galore. Small towns exist; supplies. Out the heads and along the coast. Southern ocean. Heavy land...
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Totally lost track.

Found this.
Looks easy.
Looks beautiful.
Functional at 14kg give or take.
Project above can be paper while building this.
Shrike. http://cnckayaks.com/shrike/thank-you/
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Look for recommendations - drybags
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: Look for recommendations - drybags

Just wanting emphasis . Circular seals are often our worst pollutants. Glue them in.
The containers and lids are recyclable and more importantly easy to see if lost.
That's why I like bags too! Easy to prevent loss of.
by Boatsie
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Look for recommendations - drybags
Replies: 24
Views: 1379

Re: Look for recommendations - drybags

Not actually dry bags but might be a useful addition. Waterproof containers such as the plastic jars that vitamins come in. Seals of circular sizes are easy to find and required. I often use a clear square container. I can't remember the name. Clear. Latched lid. Good seal. Half price every 3 months...
by Boatsie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Thanks to you guys I think it's a much better idea. Instead of a plug; a boat. Doubting high performance, aiming at suitable to me. Not needing hatches and knowing how much easier it is to hose off a shell and a cockpit. Knowing some benefits of wood but non familiar with joining the end; bow, stern...
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: English words, sort of English language. Environments love of food and need to remain clean
Replies: 2
Views: 466

English words, sort of English language. Environments love of food and need to remain clean

Without attempt to antagonize anyone, I was brought up with a Welsh and an Australian flag and a love of sharing our waterways. The Welsh flag to me is classically marine based. The green Starboard indicating right of way if you choose to obey basic a basic common background and the red dragon which...
by Boatsie
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

I want to thank you guys and disappear. Thanks. Here were some thoughts regarding design. Hope it helps. Having started on a high performance skiff; a wave ski, use of rocker is extremely important! But being s skiff and having the power of only 1 man, although an extremely stable platform, touring ...
by Boatsie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Cheers. I haven't much talent with craftsmanship. Browsing timber sales I know I can obtain cedar strips. After constant thought (30 hour highway drive time) I might toss the plug idea out of the window and strip construct.. Seems a lot more feasible an idea and a lot less messy and just as strong a...
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: What kayak to get

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/81320/1549106318763-1030.png I don't know the owner nor the boat. Another Aus boat hence not directly helpful. That's $320 aud on the east coast at the moment. Unfortunately the photo might not be the best but I don't know how to judge the cockpit hole....
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What kayak to get
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: What kayak to get

This is my friends boat. 50+ years old. Respected and kept hard. No bulk heads.. Foam sealed fore and aft. Will not sink. Relatively short at 4 metres but agile. Tracks and glides well. Shifts momentum easily with control. Well matched when with a pack of 5 metre plastic 'yaks. Deck lines in case so...
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

True.. I'd be looking at building a handful hence a plug. The planets hottest ever recorded city is now officially the city where I live. I get dumber sometimes.. Not used to using the air-conditioning I had been using the heat cycle during the heat wave, daily waking in a pond of sweat and stupefie...
by Boatsie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Building a plug

Thanks Aled, thanks Mick. My mate left heaps of foam blocks and I might as well use them.. Wasn't sure which way would be more entertaining, educational and time effective. Probably is quicker, easier and cost effective if I build a saw table and a boat rather than just a plug. Guessing the walls ge...