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by Aled
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help me re-bling my Mustang
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Help me re-bling my Mustang

Search for: Farecla G3. Its works by machine or by hand.
by Aled
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Alternative West coast Angelsey launch sites ?
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Alternative West coast Angelsey launch sites ?

Malltraeth's fine for launch at high tide, but it's a very shallow muddy ditch at any other time. Same goes for Aberffraw main beach/river although it's a bit shorter - the Aberffraw alternative is Porth Cwyfan (with a church on a little island). What about the other side of Anglesey? Porth Trwyn Ma...
by Aled
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak to Faroes
Replies: 52
Views: 3532

Re: Kayak to Faroes

Your time to enter Patrick's £5000 prize competition is running out...

www.paddlefaroes.com
by Aled
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Record attempt...
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Record attempt...

is drawing closer...

http://www.paddlefaroes.com/
by Aled
Sat May 09, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen: Tiderace Xcite: RETURNED!
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

Re: Stolen: Tiderace Xcite: RETURNED!

'Thank you' too all for your support, Xcite XC078EC21 has now been returned! The boat had been left abandoned on the grass in between a few other boats at the end of the Anglesey Symposium week. Thanks go to Nigel Dennis for spotting it and returning it. The Police have been 'round to 'close the cas...
by Aled
Mon May 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stolen: Tiderace Xcite: RETURNED!
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

Stolen: Tiderace Xcite: RETURNED!

Stolen: Tiderace Xcite Taken from my parents' back garden in Four Mile Bridge, Holyhead, Sunday night, 26/04/09. Colour: All white (hull, deck, seat + rim, bulkheads), Kevlar 10mm outside seam, black ropes and elastics + hatch rims Construction: Full Carbon (the inside is all black, chequer-board cl...
by Aled
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: White Decks
Replies: 29
Views: 2911

Re: White Decks

Personally, I'm a big fan of an all-white boat. Deck glare has never been a problem, especially when compared to sunlight reflecting off waves/ripples all around.
by Aled
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore_s - replacing a Sirius
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Anders,

PM sent...
by Aled
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: dry suits
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

I do paddle solo quite often, hence the dilema. Does a front zip cause too much bulk under a neoprene deck? In short, no. You are more likely to feel the top of the zip in front of your right shoulder when the suit's new to you, but after a few minutes of wearing the suit you'll ever notice it agai...
by Aled
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip built kayaks
Replies: 34
Views: 5871

Looking forward to seeing your KF design! Especially pics of the 1/8 model...
by Aled
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: dry suits
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

It's all relative, but the "best value for money" for me is a triple layer Gore-Tex suit from Kokatat.
(I bought mine full retail, I was that impressed)
by Aled
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Little Kayak Books, John Brand
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Just received my books, excellent service from Carna. I've been looking for the complete set for nearly 20 years...
by Aled
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

ramshackle... This happens on my van occasionally, usually with 3 boats (out of a possible 4) @ 60mph+ ish... As the van bounces down an uneven road the whistling 'note' changes in pitch. There's never any noise on an empty rack. All I can assume is that the windflow around the boats + their weight ...
by Aled
Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Karitek noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

What vehicle?
Which style of roof rack is it fixed to?
Does it make a noise with the complete rack on, or with roofbars and rack base only?
Js or Vs, and how many?
by Aled
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone have a VW van without a KariTek rack?
Replies: 40
Views: 9034

<= 3 boats V
>= 3 boats J

...on a wide rack
by Aled
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Circumnavigation of Britain Info
Replies: 29
Views: 2375

John and Dawn Moore plus friend did it a few years after Nigel Dennis and Paul Caffyn, and fund raised all the way round.
by Aled
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone have a VW van without a KariTek rack?
Replies: 40
Views: 9034

Pop Top

I've been looking into getting a drop down rack working with a pop up top. There is a German made system, similar to the KariTek, but much lighter. It seems light enough to bolt onto a GRP camper roof, but only holds a couple of surf boards. The issue seems with the gas struts only being strong enou...
by Aled
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Anyone have a VW van without a KariTek rack?
Replies: 40
Views: 9034

Rack

Pros: 'Easy' and quick loading of your 'heavy' boat. No need to clamber over the van or mess about with steps/ladders etc. Safe loading in windy conditions. Secure, strong when in place, T5 (100kg roof load capacity) takes 4 boats legally. Cons: Price. Noise - wind noise, rattling chains, clonking o...
by Aled
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Landing a sea kayak in Surf ???
Replies: 31
Views: 2848

To add to Adrian's Plan A Part 2) If there's high probability that a wave is going to carry you ashore, paddle in at a slight diagonal (see Cailean's pics). This allows the boat to turn and slide sideways as the wave picks you up, rather than dive forward, dig the nose in and loop. You can setup the...
by Aled
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Chris, Use this software to design the boat: KayakFoundry Print off all the forms, glue the forms onto some sheet timber, attach these onto a strongback, search the BoatBuilding forum on the BlueHeronkayaks website for strongback designs. Buy your 6mm bead and cove woodstrip from: Robbins Staple and...
by Aled
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why do longer boats go faster....
Replies: 18
Views: 3475

Slim

Just like Al27 said, ship rules do not apply to slim kayaks. That's why a well driven sprint K1 can reach a speed of 12kn (6ms). Recent tank test research on K1s suggests that trim at this speed is an important factor, not just hull shape.
by Aled
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sikaflex 291 question
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Sikaflex will stick to most surfaces well, but using the appropriate Sika primer will make it a longer lasting bond. Sika Surface Prep Guides If the drain bung is held primarily by a mechanical fixing (most are), - screws, bolts, nut on the inside etc, then there is no need to use the more exotic ad...
by Aled
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wire cutters suitable for skeg wire?
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Or this from Screwfix
by Aled
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Whats in you pocket?
Replies: 32
Views: 5003

What pocket? After close inspection, I did find a pocket on the front of my BA, but there was nothing inside..! ;-)
by Aled
Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: unidentified marine species
Replies: 21
Views: 3351

Wondering....

Go on Peter, put us out of our misery, what boat is it?
by Aled
Wed Aug 20, 2003 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: decklines
Replies: 3
Views: 3213

Deckfittings

<t>The metal loop type of deckfitting is plenty strong! The only weakness which comes with old age is with the rivets holding them in place. If they are loose, leak or are suspect in any way, drill them out and replace with stainless machine screws, nuts and large washers and a blob of sealant. If t...
by Aled
Sun Aug 17, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Overfalls and tide races (playboaters/sea kayakers)
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Races and Overfalls

Holyhead is a good spot for messing about in boats...

www.aledw.btinternet.co.u..._stack.jpg
by Aled
Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Myth???
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Myth???

<t>My thoughts...<br/> Some loaded boats are quicker upwind because they have the momentum and punching power to drive through certain size waves, rather than get lifted or stopped by the opposing wave energy, allowing a smooth paddling style. Though, if loaded too much or waves are steep, heavy boa...
by Aled
Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle blades
Replies: 37
Views: 15049

Alternative?

Just to keep the campfire going...

What about large blades on a shortish shaft?
That way you get loads of acceleration/power when needed, with a light/quick cruising stroke.

i.e. 20.5cm Powermasters @ 215cm
by Aled
Sat Feb 08, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Packing out human waste^
Replies: 45
Views: 17896

Re: Packing out human waste

<t>lol @ Jim! What about a large funnel above the BDH?<br/> <br/> I assisted with one such opperation while at sea, the paddler in question lay on their back across the front decks of the two kayaks and aimed down. Legs and arms keep the boats slightly apart. Rear decks were too low and the water wa...