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by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Hi Petts
Ok see how you go there just might be something just up the road.
If you want to call in on Fyne boat kits near Kendal you’ll see some superb wooden boats. Just for a look and eye feast.
It’s best to take a bit of time as whatever you buy it’s best to feel youve got room to improve skills
by ChrisJK
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

So Petts I think earlier on in the thread Chris Bolton pointed to his boat at £350 or £400 with a spray deck and there's mine at £300 with hatches, emergency hatches and maybe an old spray deck thrown in ...... do we just say hey I tell you what we'll let them go for £700 yes please. Networks like c...
by ChrisJK
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Lomond info?
Replies: 35
Views: 819

Re: Loch Lomond info?

Thanks MrCharly Plans for Arran already made but in July. However midges don't trouble whilst at sea? I've not experienced a full midge blast on my several visits long may that continue ditto tick bites. Well done Leigh ; Personally I tolerate wild camping only when it's relatively warm as so far ev...
by ChrisJK
Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Smart watches and kayaking...
Replies: 42
Views: 5680

Re: Smart watches and kayaking...

Yes I see from my last post on this thread I've had my Garmin 6 solar for just over 2 years. Rally enjoyed keeping track of the sports I do .Just bought a new strap as i'd not like it to ping into some water and disappear. The health records HRV, sleep score, resting heart rate etc are also helpful
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Lomond info?
Replies: 35
Views: 819

Re: Loch Lomond info?

Totally random I know but initially I took "Meinteith "to be some sort of Scotish oath! but I thought I'd better check.
https://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=m ... p=menteith
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hx40e charging ?
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Hx40e charging ?

Hi P4ddy
I record Christmas and birthday money in a note book and aggregate a fund which generally gets spent on kayaking. Enjoy your purchase. I don't mind the radio case as yes I loop it over my neck and tuck it inside my BA, I guess I could also pop a couple of notes and my keys in as well.
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hx40e charging ?
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Hx40e charging ?

Hi P4ddy Yes you can go back over the course and practice. There are recording practice sections. I started mine in 2020 but I need to work at it again. I logged in again to check it was still active. Technically one should have passed the exam in order to use the radio. I rarely speak but within a ...
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hx40e charging ?
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Hx40e charging ?

HI P4ddy Yes DSC it was late. Has a contributor a rough estimate of battery time on this model? I have a basic standard horizon radio which I think has endured a multiday trip. Realistically the only radio one needs is the coast guard weather forecast which is announced on channel 16. Depending on w...
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Lomond info?
Replies: 35
Views: 819

Re: Loch Lomond info?

Leigh
I guess a loch or lake could also be called a mere, meer or perhaps pan?
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hx40e charging ?
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Hx40e charging ?

Hi P4ddy Try the search box for Solar panel on kayak thread. There's a fair bit of discussion on power packs there. I have an Anker power pack which is about the size of a large smart phone but a multi day trip I bought it for got cancelled so I've not tested it. I presume the radio has dns which us...
by ChrisJK
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 1528
Views: 144028

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

Back on page 49 I posted some photos of epoxy breakdown on my Shrike, It's been in my garage since then.The weather is warming up and I will set about sanding it to prep for a couple of coats of epoxy. Firstly I will wash it down with sugar soap. Is it best to dry or wet sand it?
by ChrisJK
Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Petts Confused don't be, take a look at Chris Bolton's boat and if that doesn't suit try my Capella (which isn't on the gear for sale as yet because I'm fixing my wooden kayak but I might part with for a reasonable offer) The water stay's cold till early summer and might not be fun to be in for an e...
by ChrisJK
Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Lomond info?
Replies: 35
Views: 819

Re: Loch Lomond info?

Hi Leigh I've paddled the south end a couple of times from Luss one time was in an inflatable and I noticed wind then. The islands gave shelter and I saw Muntjack deer on one. My brother and I spent one night either Luss or another site which. I think it was somewhere just before the road heads to I...
by ChrisJK
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Agreed, those other items, paddle, BA, spraydeck all need to go into the OP’s calculations. Again those items can be hired etc if one is a member of a club. I have near the lower end Werner WW and sea paddles bought a few years back but those cost a couple of hundred between them. I decided to make ...
by ChrisJK
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Learning to roll
Replies: 34
Views: 2207

Re: Learning to roll

Damo I just reread your post which states "However, it's all Greenland rolls so I wouldn't recommend them if, as is likely, the roll you're learning is the 'screw' or 'sweep' roll as it will just confuse matters for you. " I am working hard on a sweep roll partly for WW but I use a gp for ...
by ChrisJK
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Volume impacts the level at which the water comes up the sides and so the weight bearing capacity, I weigh just under 10 stone so a high volume boat sits higher in the water where it is more vulnerable to the wind. If it were well loaded it would sit lower in the water. Beam also is part of this and...
by ChrisJK
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Hi Pett In my understanding, day boats and expedition boats tend to be longer than 12ft It's more of a difference in volume, others may correct me on this. My first sea kayak is the Capella which has been great ,it does have foibles but that is possibly because it is fairly high volume and the guy I...
by ChrisJK
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Hi Petts
They Islay 12 will as indicated be around 12 ft so for a sea kayak it is quite short. I guess if you are paddling mostly solo you won't need to keep up with a group of 16/17 ft boat

Not sure if you are intending to do camping trips but space is needed for those.
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Repairing Impact Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Repairing Impact Damage

Hi Cavemud

Please can you post a link about this product "so I've found a product online that is supposed to penetrate hairline cracks in fibreglass and seal them, so I might give that a go."
I have a small spider crack on the roof of my eriba caravan which might benefit from this.
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cliché first post on what kayak to get
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Cliché first post on what kayak to get

Hi Pettsvaldo There is another thread which you can look at titled 'Fast (cheap) kayak which is almost an oxymoron. A popular all round sea boat seems to be the PH Virgo which new costs near £2000. Another appears to be the Northshore atlantic £1750 You might be best waiting to try out a few boats b...
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: stable river kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: stable river kayak

Hi Red Rum I'm a relative beginner. I tried a few boats at my local club and many of those are older style boats. I got confused looking at the plethora of new boats there are out there but didn't want to spend loads when I got offered a Pyhrana H3 at a reasonable price which I bought , It is stable...
by ChrisJK
Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Learning to roll
Replies: 34
Views: 2207

Re: Learning to roll

I have re read through this thread all great help. I am fortunate to belong to a club with weekly access to a pool but it's not generally oversubscribed. So I can do little and often. Yesterday evening I basically spent most of the hour rolling without needing to make a wet exit. I heard in my head ...
by ChrisJK
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

Thanks Ricky All the best in recovery There seems to be a balance between resting and healing and moderate activity to maintain strength and mobility, The old adage "use it or lose it" seems to work through life. It's not about lifting heavy weights but careful exercise, stretches, lifting...
by ChrisJK
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: KIS .. .A great event in Brittany!

Cathy perhaps there's time to pick up the basics of French between now and August either in evening classes or online. learning another language is good for the brain.
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

I guess shoulder injury is likely to occur to most of us over time, some of it through trauma as in jarring, direct falls and otherwise through repetitive movements, which in my case has been through work as a gardener, swimming enthusiastically and latterly paddling both WW and sea. I’ve had no X-r...
by ChrisJK
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Washing your gear
Replies: 23
Views: 3657

Re: Washing your gear

Hi Sean Thanks, I need to get round to using some nik wax tech hand wash followed by proofer firstly on a general purpose rain coat and possibly follow that with the same on a secondary dry suit to see how it goes as the last time I tried a wash in product it was useless. I also found that the spray...
by ChrisJK
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

Yes sorry to hear that.
Physio can help make improvements.
The paddles I've made aren't full sized canoe ones but basically 2/3 of a greenland paddle so probably gentler.
by ChrisJK
Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

That's a bind not being able to lift above shoulder height. I've not best of strength when shoulder play's up but use my gp wedged at a slight angle under the roof bar to act as a rest/leverage point to get boats on the roof. Interesting idea to have an out rigger. I have found I can paddle my Capel...
by ChrisJK
Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Paddling and osteoarthritis shoulder

I similarly have some shoulder issues but also do some WW paddling so I use euros for that. I see the op has used a gp but I can confirm they do seem to give less strain. Mrcharly you could make a Shrike to go with that planned gp as they weigh about 15kg. I can email gp plan/instructions if you wan...
by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Learning to roll
Replies: 34
Views: 2207

Re: Learning to roll

A little detergent rubbed onto the goggle lenses and then washed off helps prevent them steaming up' I was watched independantly last night by a couple of coaches, one noted that if a second attempt is needed I needed to repeat set up and lean well forward under water. I am at least using the pawlat...

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