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by Aled
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 12686

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

The faster a boat goes - the more responsive the rudder becomes. When the rudder is cranked over, it deflect water sideways, causing the boat to turn. But when the boat is stationary or very slow moving there's little or no flow past the rudder - it simply reverts to being a skeg - it no longer defl...
by Aled
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 12686

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

I think there's potentially some science behind this issue, and not just a style choice. From my own findings, skeged boats with waterline lengths greater than fifteen and a half feet become a real handful to turn when side on to a strong wind, and the skeg is of no use if you need to turn such boat...
by Aled
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 challenges
Replies: 36
Views: 4205

Re: 2014 challenges

+1 for the Conwy Triathlon, and the Conwy Ascent
by Aled
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Necky Rip (old version) - Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Necky Rip (old version) - Wanted

Repost

Wanted - '90s version of the Necky Rip, in any condition.
Please PM me with details, thanks.
Aled
by Aled
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem Sea Kayak, Thing to Know before buying one^
Replies: 38
Views: 9871

Re: Tandem Sea Kayak, Thing to Know before buying one

A good rudder - one that lets you steer the boat precisely in bumpy water when your partner wants a rest/take photos/hide/be sick/sulk
A strong trolley - you might have to pull it up the beach by yourself
A strong roof rack (KariTek?) - you might have to load it on the vehicle by yourself
by Aled
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Skim Kayaks
Replies: 168
Views: 21887

Re: Skim Kayaks

The Skim Braveheart is a rip-off of the Tiderace Xcite - you'll find plenty of positive reviews for the Xcite on the web.
by Aled
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Something faster
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Something faster

I have an original Kirton Inuk (carbon layup) sitting in the garden, but it needs quite a bit of TLC...
by Aled
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inshore Water Forecasts by email
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Inshore Water Forecasts by email

Simon, what you outline in your three points would satisfy all my request fully, and better still avoid all that login username password stuff - well done, look forward to it. This is one of the most useful and simplest "web2 type stuff" I've seen in a while, keep up the good work!
by Aled
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Inshore Water Forecasts by email
Replies: 11
Views: 1455

Re: Inshore Water Forecasts by email

Feature request: Could I have a dashboard where I can set my single/multiple area(s) and time? I'd like to keep my local forecasts issued permanently and be able to add further areas occasionally for specific length of time, and choose single/multiple daily delivery times for all. Well done on creat...
by Aled
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 Tiderace
Replies: 70
Views: 9734

Re: 2014 Tiderace

"A less branded look would be better for me, it seems everyone is paddling striped kayaks round here." An all white scheme (less branding) is available across the range. "Any plans for Tiderace kayaks to be made in the UK, especially Wales?" How about Chester, is that close enough? (Vortex only) "I...
by Aled
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Building?

Ade, here's a winter project waiting to happen: Hulls
by Aled
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peveril Point tide race
Replies: 15
Views: 2131

Re: Peveril Point tide race

Jim wrote:Can't really envisage anyone being able to cartwheel a sea kayak, except by accident in a massive overfall!
All you need is a decent sized wave... :-)
by Aled
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 Tiderace
Replies: 70
Views: 9734

Re: 2014 Tiderace

Would 15' 9" fit the garage?
by Aled
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 Tiderace
Replies: 70
Views: 9734

Re: 2014 Tiderace

Thanks for all the feedback. We've already planned and addressed many of these ideas and requests - more news after the show!
by Aled
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 Tiderace
Replies: 70
Views: 9734

Re: 2014 Tiderace

Much of this will be revealed during PaddleExpo...
On the size thing, you might want to try the Xtra.
by Aled
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 2014 Tiderace
Replies: 70
Views: 9734

Re: 2014 Tiderace

Answers found here

PS. What colour scheme would you like?
by Aled
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flags on kayaks on roof racks^
Replies: 35
Views: 9586

Re: Flags on kayaks on roof racks

by Aled
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tips On Packing a Sea Kayak
Replies: 31
Views: 3464

Re: Tips On Packing a Sea Kayak

Great video Roddy - makes me want to go kayak touring again!
by Aled
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boat Repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Boat Repairs

Hi Andy, Please contact your Tiderace dealer - the void should be covered under warranty if you are the original owner. They will sort out the issue with Tiderace and make the necessary arrangements. If you bought the boat second hand, see here for more info: http://www.tideraceseakayaks.co.uk/about...
by Aled
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SOT leashes???
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: SOT leashes???

by Aled
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shetland-Norway crossing
Replies: 74
Views: 8437

Re: Shetland-Norway crossing

Huge commitment. Very well done.
by Aled
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fibreglass kayak repair cloth weight
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Fibreglass kayak repair cloth weight

Hi James, 2 ways of doing this... You could patch the inside to re-build the structural integrity - woven cloth 200gsm a couple of layers thick would do the job. But, this would probably de-value the boat, because it would look like an ungainly and heavy patch slapped on the inside of the boat. You ...
by Aled
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Corryvreckan incident
Replies: 56
Views: 7693

Re: Corryvreckan incident

I fear my point has been missed... There should be no guilt or embarrassment about calling on the support of others. If a situation develops beyond one’s control, especially if one is in a position of responsibility, there should be no hesitation in calling on the rescue services – one’s ego or feel...
by Aled
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Corryvreckan incident
Replies: 56
Views: 7693

Re: Corryvreckan incident

...putting the lives of rescue workers at risk. Personally, I think statements like this are sensational and misleading. Rescue personnel either volunteer or are paid to do this work. They come prepared with the best equipment, training and experience. They only attend rescues, to which they are ma...
by Aled
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat

Hmmm... This could be the right time for the Forum Admins to consider adding a new forum to the site listing: "From my shed" This would be a forum to showcase: new ideas, homemade stuff, DIY fixes, compare 'tools and equipment', exchange 'knowhow', and discuss Health and Safety matters like: how not...
by Aled
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat

If you just want to go surfing - go and buy a ready made one.
If you can't buy what you need, or you have a vision about something new and different - get shaping.
If you just fancy spending some winter time in your shed - get shaping.
by Aled
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: ADVICE on making a composite surf boat

I've made a couple of surfboats from polystyrene blocks - I started mine from solid blocks of foam and whittled away. The KayakFoundry method gluing pre-shaped slabs together is quicker if you have a defined shape you're aiming for. Acetone (lots of) will melt the foam (don’t use polyester resin, it...
by Aled
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Necky Rip (old version) - Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Necky Rip (old version) - Wanted

Wanted - '90s version of the Necky Rip, in any condition.
Please PM me with details, thanks.
Aled