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by Jonny_W
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wanted: RYA Training chart 3??
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Wanted: RYA Training chart 3??

Hi Mike, I think you may have got the last almanac 🙂. I ordered almanac and chart on 8th Jan. Other stuff arrived quickly, but not these. Yesterday I had an email to say that part of the order is now being processed ... fingers crossed they’ll arrive soon.
by Jonny_W
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit Neck seal's?????
Replies: 24
Views: 681

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

Slightly off-piste, but a viable alternative would be a Sou’wester, for example :- https://www.ortlieb.com/uk_en/rain-hat+D967 https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_gb/hh-souwester-67754 It would enable you to wear whatever dry suit/neck seal you want and keep most of your hearing/visual awareness too. If ...
by Jonny_W
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keel Repair/Strengthening
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: Keel Repair/Strengthening

For a plastic boat : I’m only aware of keelEazy. There may be others ....

For a conposite boat : KeelEazy or a strip of fibreglass tape and/or gel coat. Or whatever type of composite you have. There may be others ....
by Jonny_W
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB
Replies: 51
Views: 1389

Re: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB

I went for a RescueMe PLB1 because, at the time time it was the smallest with the longest battery life (7 years). It has a 406MHz transmission to the satellite and a 121.5 MHz homing signal for the rescue craft to lock on to. Slight downside is that, in use, the extendible aerial needs to be vertica...
by Jonny_W
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB
Replies: 51
Views: 1389

Re: Recommendations for VHF radio and PLB

My concern is still that using it without it being updated on the positions of satellites in the position it is activated can lead to possible avoidable delays. It hardly applies to me as I’m rarely out of range of summoning help with me whistle but I just find it interesting... Don't think it actu...