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by In Amber Clad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB
Replies: 51
Views: 1387

Re: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB

Is dsc essential for general coastal kayaking Sea kayakers seem to be split 50 50 on this one. For me, it has the same drawback as a regular VHF in that someone needs to be able to hear it, as well as using more battery and being more expensive. A lot of the places where I like to paddle are remote...
by In Amber Clad
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Neck seal's?????
Replies: 24
Views: 679

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

I have a 'superstretch' lycra-type material on my Peak Adventure suit. It's rubbish. It quickly leaks in water unless it's tightened like mad, at which point you may as well have a latex seal. I really don't see the point.
by In Amber Clad
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plastic Capella replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Plastic Capella replacement

I currently paddle a round-hatched plastic Capella 160. It's lovely, but it doesn't really have all the space, or the speed, I'd want to do longer overnight trips. I'm looking for a replacement, probably a composite boat, but there a few things I'm not so sure about. I had the chance to paddle an ex...
by In Amber Clad
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB
Replies: 51
Views: 1387

Re: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB

I got a rescueme plb last year on offer from youboatmarine.com. It was £168 and will last 7 years. Shop around a bit, see what you can find. For its price and size, a plb is maybe the most valuable piece of safety kit I paddle with.
by In Amber Clad
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea sickness issues
Replies: 30
Views: 1149

Re: sea sickness issues

Having a horizon to look at, especially land, helps. I find I get most disorientated on very calm days where the water's very featureless.
by In Amber Clad
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Free tide tables
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Free tide tables

I apologise if this is common knowledge but I haven't seen it listed anywhere before. It's really useful if like me you bought a 2019 almanac.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/reeds-nautical/
by In Amber Clad
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit breathability
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Drysuit breathability

I find my Lomo fleece suit does a really nice job of wicking the sweat away from my thermals, even when I paddle for hours.
by In Amber Clad
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Yorkshire coast
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Yorkshire coast

Looking for someone to paddle with on the sea anywhere between Teesside and Bridlington. I'm roughly at a 2/3* level. I have a sea kayak award but who knows what that means.
by In Amber Clad
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chart Plotter for PC
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Chart Plotter for PC

Nice one. Good to hear they were decent with you. I am thinking about getting an inexpensive tablet and sticking it a couple of dry cases onto my spraydeck.