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by sprockerdog
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack

I'm thinking at 800mm spacing my roof bars are not going to be far enough apart. Another thought I've had is a length of aluminium extrusion clamped longitudinally to the roof bars, with J bars at each end. This would in effect lengthen the distance between support points. This may get me through th...
by sprockerdog
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack

Composite sea kayaks are usually carried on J-cradles rather than resting on the bars ..... composite racing kayaks are usually carried on V-bars. I have set my roof bars as far apart as possible on the roof rails. The Dockglide system cradles the hull so it doesn't actually rest on the bars. https...
by sprockerdog
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Carrying a composite kayak on roofrack

Can anyone advise is there an ideal or minimum distance between roof bars for transporting an 18' composite kayak? I have Thule Aero bars and Thule Dockglide supports for my RTM Tempo, and wondering (hoping) that these will be OK for my next kayak, but unsure if the distance between the roof bars wi...
by sprockerdog
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Throwing a curved ball the OP could build his own boat starting with an SOT https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=110381&p=830284&hilit=sit+on+top#p830284 and cover later or build a full Shrike or Vember. Other self build kits are out there. I am following the Shrike thread ...
by sprockerdog
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Epic wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:05 pm
My reference to having a problem in winter was regards getting cold with the exposure of the lower body to both wind and water. A good dry suit and fleece long johns would be my recommendation.
OK thankyou for that. Same problem as my current SOT so I already have a goodry suit etc.
by sprockerdog
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Have moved from a sit in to a sit on (Epic V6) being unable to master rolling. Self rescue is now a doddle and I endorse mcgruff's comments. However, I am a 3 season paddler and can imagine that winter paddling could pose serious problems. Thankyou Mcgruff and Epic, I hadn't considered a surfski st...
by sprockerdog
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Re: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Thank you everyone for your replies, this is pretty much what I thought but good to have it conformed by those more experienced. I have two RTM tempos, one that I bought for my better half has only been used twice, so I'll sell that to fund a sit in for me. Now the search begins for the right one......
by sprockerdog
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Benefits of moving from Sit On Top to Sit In ?

Hi All, I'm new to the forum but have been SOT kayaking for many years. Based in Cornwall and all of my kayaking is sea based so far. I have an RTM Tempo which is great as far as SOT kayaks go, but I'm starting to investigate the benefits of changing to a Sit In sea kayak for touring as I am looking...

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