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by journeyman
Tue May 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ilfracombe to Swansea Crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Ilfracombe to Swansea Crossing

"New to this" - your challenge brings back very fond memories of how I got seduced into seakayaking. Like you, I only had surf experience. It took around a year to build up from no experience to what for me was enough experience to feel I could do this. It might be useful to you to read some of my j...
by journeyman
Thu May 07, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hernia and sea kayaking
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Hernia and sea kayaking

Nigel - I feel your pain. Been there. Had to keep pushing it in while paddling - not a good thing - strangulation is a real possibility that you want to avoid. It doesn't get better, only worse. I had surgery and have been absolutely fine since. Paddled up to the op and then waited 6 weeks I think b...
by journeyman
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Yet another Aleutians review
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Yet another Aleutians review

There is a traumatised bear out there in the wilderness in need of some loving care having stumbled upon the naked Sarah Outen jiggling around in it's favourite drinking stream. - To be filming while all that was going on frankly takes some balls. I however was worried that I couldn't stop laughing ...
by journeyman
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Got me a SOT beach toy...
Replies: 41
Views: 6632

Re: Got me a SOT beach toy...

Getting out from under my warm toasty duvet to go for a paddle doesn't seem quite that attractive anymore.
by journeyman
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 1st sea kayak - advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: 1st sea kayak - advice please

Hi Andrew - and welcome to the addictive lifestyle of sea kayaking. I'm interested to find out why you think that you need composite boats for longish day trips? As you say you are relatively new, you may want to get some experience in a wider variety of boats before deciding on purchasing a composi...
by journeyman
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rough landing
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Rough landing

6th photo down shows the steps down/up, there are also a few steps cut into the rock

http://beyond-the-break.blogspot.co.uk/ ... olves.html

there are no gates to get over or nasty signs either if you use this landing area.
by journeyman
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rough landing
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Rough landing

http://alifetimeofislands.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/island-66-steep-holm-somerset.html - mentions this about the inn, In 1830 John Baker from Weston-super-Mare bought Steep Holm. He built a harbour, inn and Cliff Cottage. In 1833 he sold the island to Colonel Charles Kemeys-Tynte and it was owned by hi...
by journeyman
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Alone in Ramsey Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: Alone in Ramsey Sound

Kayaks'N'Beer wrote:Yeah, it's ridiculous. Why did they have to build Wales so bloody far away :(
LOL!! Smug smile on face :)
by journeyman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Kilda
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: St Kilda

I hope the thick fog we have here doesn't extend out that far. Unfortunately it did - this is our first sighting of Hirta after paddling for about 11 hrs through thick fog ( which actually I think is quite a good thing as seeing your destination way way off not getting bigger for hours is bound to ...
by journeyman
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2 Double kayaks stolen
Replies: 36
Views: 5444

Re: 2 Double kayaks stolen

Wonder what your insurance company would do with the information?
by journeyman
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayaks on rivers
Replies: 19
Views: 3523

Re: Sea kayaks on rivers

Mark R wrote: On the positive side, I left everyone standing on the straight.
Lol- blue plastic Capella was way faster, admittedly with less paddling style.
by journeyman
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: EPIRBS on sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: EPIRBS on sale

This is the one I was talking about http://www.fastfindplb.com/images/documents/fastfind_210_manual.pdf definitely not user replaceable - try giving these guys a ring Orolia Ltd Silver Point, Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth, PO3 5PB, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 23 9262 3900 be interested in what they...
by journeyman
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: EPIRBS on sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: EPIRBS on sale

I contacted McMurdo direct in the UK - to enquire about the technical and practical differences between some of their PLBs. Some were user replaceable batteries - while the fast find 200 I was not user replaceable - has to be done by McMurdo as far as I know - and I'm sure I was quoted less than £25...
by journeyman
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: EPIRBS on sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Re: EPIRBS on sale

Cost of replacing the fastfind battery was less than £25 - but factor in postage as it is a manufacturer replacement job - they also test it before returning back to you. For current price give them a ring.
by journeyman
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Capella rm vs scorpio
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Capella rm vs scorpio

Hello Pete The earlier version of the P&H Capella was made with three layers of material as is the Scorpio now, making it more rigid and durable than the single layer version now being made my Venture. Comparing the two triple layer I found both fairly similar with the Scorpio a little easier to man...
by journeyman
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 challenges
Replies: 36
Views: 4162

Re: 2014 challenges

by journeyman
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on VHF Radio
Replies: 42
Views: 3947

Re: Advice on VHF Radio

My hand held is an Icom M33 which I have taken kayaking but the aerial is a bit on the long side if I put it in my buoyancy Aid pocket- it gets stuck up my nose if I look down...so it lives in the day hatch along with the mobile phone. Possibly not the best arrangement. If you contact ICOM by phone...
by journeyman
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Cetus Owners/Users
Replies: 19
Views: 3571

Re: P&H Cetus Owners/Users

I push really hard on my pegs when I draw through the water and found that the Twistlock pegs I paddled in my cappella had just a little bit of flex, so I chose Yakima for my Cetus HV-no flex at all. (There is more room to stretch your feet out between them on long paddles as a bonus). Depending on ...
by journeyman
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Something faster
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Something faster

Best i can do is give you a set of go faster stripes to stick on the boat, that should add an extra half a knot at a push.
by journeyman
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lundy Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: Lundy Island

Would Porlock Weir to Wales work for them?
by journeyman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayak for big guys
Replies: 23
Views: 4365

Re: sea kayak for big guys

If you ever down South Wales and want to try out a Cetus HV, get in touch. I love it, can paddle all day in it with ease, and can easily extract legs/feet or landings.
by journeyman
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Cag?
Replies: 17
Views: 3639

Re: Best Cag?

Have been using the Alaska - gets a big thumbs up - really nice fit for me. The lack of restricted movement has me thinking I hardly know I'm are wearing it. The hood rolls up out of the way - nice feature.
by journeyman
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunsets - share yours
Replies: 87
Views: 6834

Re: Sunsets - share yours

nice post production. I would fade the horizon line a bit on the composite to make it more credible: tThe kayaker appears to be paddling to the "edge" and about to fall off ? :-) There seriously wasn't any post production or composite - it's as it was - here's another one a few seconds earlier - no...
by journeyman
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunsets - share yours
Replies: 87
Views: 6834

Re: Sunsets - share yours

No post production - that is how it was shot, early morning just as the sun broke the horizon
by journeyman
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunsets - share yours
Replies: 87
Views: 6834

Re: Sunsets - share yours

another sunrise

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by journeyman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peter Berry Taz John Keady Jay Smith Waterboy Jonathan Johns
Replies: 203
Views: 63494

Re: Peter Berry, Taz, John, Keady, Kernow, James / Jay Smith

However the use of J Smith could have been an innocent unfortunate choice of dummy name.
by journeyman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peter Berry Taz John Keady Jay Smith Waterboy Jonathan Johns
Replies: 203
Views: 63494

Re: Peter Berry, Taz, John, Keady, Kernow, James / Jay Smith

I just noticed that the name being used in the ads was J Smith, it could be perfectly legit of course, but using the name J Smith rang alarm bells. As well as being a place to flog "acquired" gear it could be used to gain contact detail of women into paddling. I hope I am wrong but after reading thi...