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by Andywright
Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: vhf radio
Replies: 33
Views: 11722

Re: Vhf

<t>RE: DSC<br/> <br/> DSC is great so long as you use it loads. I see little relevance of using it on a hand held in a sea kayak. I also do alot of yachting and it is great to send a DSC message, but the process involves scrolling through menus and checking channels to ensure they are not being used...
by Andywright
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: vhf radio
Replies: 33
Views: 11722

Re: VHF

<t>You dont really need a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) raido it opens up a can of worms with an upgraded VHF license, you will need a boat call sign and a Mobile Maritime Service Identity (MMSI) number (essentially you VHF mobile number)great if you want to contact lots of people, but generally t...
by Andywright
Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Electric Bilge pumps
Replies: 14
Views: 7252

Electric Bilge pumps

<t>Does anyone have any experience of using an electric bilge pump in their sea kayak. Attwood pumos make one called the Waterbuster, it runs on 3 AA batteries and shift 3.33 gallons a minute (enough to sort the sea boat out in a couple of mins)Batteries last 5 hrs<br/> <br/> Your thoughts a opions ...
by Andywright
Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cheap Admirialty Charts
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Cheap Admirialty Charts

<r>I have found a supplier of charts. Their address is <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.chartsales.co.uk">www.chartsales.co.uk</URL><br/> <br/> They have old outdated charts for £2-50, up to date but not corrected, corrected and new charts from £10 - £17-50 worth a look if you are planing a trip.<br...
by Andywright
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norway Charts
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Norway Charts

<t>We have booked our Sea Kayak trip to Norway and are now looking for charts. We are paddling from Stavanger to Bergen. Does anyone have charts for sale or know where I could pick up second hand or discounted new charts. Not worried about whether they are up to date I can sort the corrections up my...
by Andywright
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dart Estuary
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Dart Estuary

<t>Yep its a good trip. Get the tide behind you and aviod launching and recovering at mid to low tide. Mud on the banks is horrible! :( <br/> <br/> You will enjoy your trip and yes the pubs are very welcoming of soggy paddlers, our club does a river Dart pub crawl (not in a get drunk paddle home kin...
by Andywright
Thu Nov 27, 2003 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 4018

Norway

We are planing a trip to Norway next year, jumping on the ferry in Newcastle and paddling up the coast on the otherside.

Anyone completed a trip to Norway before, and have any advice?

Thanks
by Andywright
Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Captions please...
Replies: 21
Views: 1966

Re: Captions please...

I said "surf the shoulder, not let the wave hit you on the shoulder!"
by Andywright
Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Seal ..
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: First Seal ..

Helen thats great, loads more firsts yet so keep paddling and enjoying

Glad the kit is working okay
by Andywright
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea PFDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Sea PFDs

<t>I have just started to use my retro WW 5 pocket buoyancy aid.<br/> <br/> The reason for this is I can carry my fishing gear, emergency hatch repairs, repair kit and first aid kit and a flare. Thus meaning I can sort out most problems without opening any hatches, which could be an issue in a big s...
by Andywright
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and Sea kayaking
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

Re: Compasses

Navigation is a great skill to have, and can be fun!!
Navigation close to to the shore is important to identify tidal flows, back eddys and potential tide races. Plan a trip using a tidal flow atlas and you will fin paddling with the tide behind a joy!
by Andywright
Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and Sea kayaking
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

Re: VHF

<t>A tricky situation! or not so?<br/> <br/> You would register "one" boat - I guess your main kayak, but what you have to remember here is the CG66 is a voluntary scheme, so each boat does not have to be registered. :) <br/> <br/> Your VHF Radio communication Licence covers the VHF set and not the ...
by Andywright
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Endless summer
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Endless summer

It was horrible in South Devon today F5 big waves in Teignmouth, ended paddling up the Teign estury surfing on the way down and head to wind on the way back!! :(

It is however raining tonight, filling the Dart up for the weekend :rollin

Ye ha :D

Andy
by Andywright
Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and Sea kayaking
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

Re: VHF

<t>I was incorporating the VHF licence with the CH66. What you suggested was correct. You must have a boat name displayed for the CG66 (for identification purposes) <br/> <br/> I believe this is good practice so you are consistently calling using the same name, which is the displayed name on you kay...
by Andywright
Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF and Sea kayaking
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

VHF and Sea kayaking

<r>Thought I would share my knowledge on the above. :D <br/> <br/> If you have a portable VHF you must hold a licence when operating or have a licence holder sat next to you directly supervising you transmission. :hat <br/> <br/> Your set also needs a portable radio licence, enabling you to use it o...
by Andywright
Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Chill cheater any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Chill cheater any good?

<r>The chill cheater kit is very good. I know many people with kit from dry top and bottoms to dry suits. It keeps them dry and very warm. :D <br/> <br/> People do take the micky out of the look, but your warm and comfortable and they are probably getting cold :lol <br/> <br/> Do shop around when pu...
by Andywright
Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Plymouth Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Plymouth Sound

<t>Anyone know any interesting paddles around Plymouth Sound?<br/> <br/> Heading that way tomorrow hope for a small amount of tide through the 'bridge' to have a swift play on! :rollin <br/> <br/> Thanks for all you feedback on tow line, I have read digested and acting on your advice<br/> <br/> Chee...
by Andywright
Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lundy
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Lundy

A trip we are also looking at completing in the near future.

Tides can be used to the advantage and yes you can get pushed onto the island but you can miss it. We are looking at a crossing from Ifracombe area and on Neap tides.

Andy
by Andywright
Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dart
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: dart

After driving past it last week it is the worst I have seen it this time of year for years, we need lots of rain to get to a good level :(

As it is my local river I will be keeping a close eye on it and will pass heights on
by Andywright
Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Morte Race, Bristol Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Morte Race, Bristol Channel

<t>Anyone paddled or have a guide for the Morte Race off Woolacombe in North Devon. We went for a paddle on it yesterday and had the time of our lifes!!!! White water during the summer and a fantastic opportunity to practise heavy water handling in the sea boat :rollin <br/> <br/> Any other experien...
by Andywright
Sun Sep 21, 2003 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tow lines
Replies: 15
Views: 10646

Re: Tow lines

<t>Thanks for the replys<br/> <br/> I have only just joined the forum so I will trawl the past discussions to see the previous debates, yes I think I got my lengths wrong! :lol <br/> <br/> I do have a fitting for a fair lead and I think I will have a deck fitted tow and a waist tow. My Sea kayaking ...
by Andywright
Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tow lines
Replies: 15
Views: 10646

Tow lines

<t>I have recently purchased a sea kayak and have completed my Level 3 training but am having a trouble deciding on a towing system.<br/> <br/> Should I have a long tow (15-20m) attached to my boat, bearing in mind I can't let anyone else use it, and a short waist tow line<br/> <br/> or<br/> <br/> n...