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by dwbald
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flares again ...
Replies: 26
Views: 2595

Getting rid of old flares

Just find an Army training area and let them off there especially if the troops are out training. Keep them on there toes lol.

Seriously is there a disposal system?
Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car Wear & Tear
Replies: 41
Views: 4672

Had an aquantance that would charge petrol and a little extra for wear and tear. It probably why he wasnt a mate... On the plus side one mates dad owned a scrappies, so we got some buggered bits starter alternator and swapped them for a laugh. Also wired his horn up to the brake pedal. It was a righ...
by dwbald
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trailing a fishing line?
Replies: 18
Views: 2966

Thanks for the info now to try catch some mackerel and maybe have that freshly cooked on drift wood taste mmmm
by dwbald
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trailing a fishing line?
Replies: 18
Views: 2966

Trailing a fishing line?

How do you safely trail a fishing line when sea kayaking?

Also what line hooks etc, thinking I would like to catch fresh mackrel

Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Thu May 01, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddler's (aka tennis) elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 970

seem to have replied twice nice...

Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Thu May 01, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddler's (aka tennis) elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Im left handed. Ive got golfers elbow in my right using deep tissue massage to get rid and its working. Have had tennis elbow in the past in my left, went to the doc's and they just stabbed a needle in with steriods, 6 weeks with no heavy activity I was bored senceless. Tennis elbow pain on the insi...
by dwbald
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

They use aluminium bolts for non-structural parts on motorbikes but I agree that they probably wouldn't be suitable for this application. Stainless steel fastenings and plates is probably the way forward I would have thought... Could you not use cold rivets a little auckward to get a good base to s...
by dwbald
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

ChrisT wrote:I reckon you could get away with rivetting the plates together, if you use monel rivets. Does mean you need a decent rivet gun though.

Good effort on getting a working Burn for £200 anyway!
Could you not use cold rivets a little auckward to get a good base to strike against
Dave B
by dwbald
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Not come across ally studs think ally isnt strong enough to keep a thread. Its why ally engine blocks have steel thread inserts.

Think if there are ally studs steel nuts would just rip the thread straight of under any decent torque...

Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Hi Dave. The nuts are on the inside of the boat and dome headed bolts outside. I've a mate who's a coded welder and he assures me it's a straight forward job for him and 1/4 inch aluminium is fine to fix the studs to. All the skilled guys I've spoken to say that titanium is the best stuff but its a...
by dwbald
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Just looked at 1/8 inch plate think counter sunk wouldn't work on plate that thin. Would need more like 1/4 inch. At the moment do you have the bolts head on outside of boat or inside? I assumed outside with nuts in cockpit floor. was thinking that on inside once plate fitted for added protection yo...
by dwbald
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Repair If You Dare
Replies: 34
Views: 4315

Thickness off metal plate

Hi Roboater, What was the thickness of the metal plate used? Just thinking if it was thick enough you could counter sink the holes and use coutersunk screws. chamfer the plate edges and haypresto low profile with no bolt heads... For the inside cut the screws, or buy exact length, with enough thread...
by dwbald
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spare paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Is the paddle on offer similar to the one in the link?
Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trips around Clyde estuary
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Thanks if the dates match up will let you know via this forum
Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spare paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Other Dave is in Cornwall near Plymouth.
by dwbald
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Spare paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Spare paddle

Anyone know where to get a decent cheap spare paddle for sea kayaking?

Best Ive seen so far is £34.99
http://www.canoesandkayaks.co.uk/produc ... ur_2_Piece

Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trips around Clyde estuary
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Thanks

Yes I would like some names but its looking like a lot later in the year now.

Just tried the Bute kayak website had the wife trawling through the photos see if she recognised anyone. Unfortunatly they are allside on or to small to identify lol
Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trips around Clyde estuary
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Thanks

Thanks all for the replies some good food for future trips to the outlaws. Its a nice island but not when you've been going there for the best part of 15 years. I know kayaking will breath new life into my visits. I esp like the idea of a trip to Arran as climbing is one of my great passions. Just n...
by dwbald
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trips around Clyde estuary
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Trips around Clyde estuary

I have family on the Ise of Bute and find myself there at irregular intervals. As Im just getting into sea kayaking, just wondering if anyone has done any paddling around there? Im after some beta.

Cheers Dave B
by dwbald
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on sea kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Thanks, lots to think about, looking at doing an introductory course get a feel for the sea. Then think about what I want initially from sea kayaking. First thoughts are to explore sea cliffs as my first love is climbing, seems a good way to get a new perspective on them. Will definatly anoy the loc...
by dwbald
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice on sea kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Advice on sea kayaks

Hi, Im looking at buying a sea kayak would like advice on whats a good all rounder. Thinking that prob be mostly used for coastal traverse & bit of river estuary. Im a white water monkey so the whole sea thing is new. Cheers Dave B PS I will be annoying the local kayak shop. Just like to spread the ...