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by jet
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: pump
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

pump

I've seen a battery powered coleman shower online http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-827b500t-Battery-Powered-Shower/dp/B0009PUT0C and I wondered if anyone had tried them out. Having a built in foot switch and running off of four D cells, I'm curious to know if they have a fast enough pump rate to work a...
by jet
Thu May 31, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dagger Blackwater v Perception Arcadia
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

I had the blackwater 10.5 for about a year when I was seeing whether this whole kayaking thing was worthwhile. Very good primary stability but just a bit too much room all round in the cockpit. Having said that I went out on sheltered lochs quite a lot in it and it served it's purpose well particula...
by jet
Thu May 31, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stoves
Replies: 26
Views: 3706

Slightly off thread I know, but what do you do with those gas canisters that are almost empty. I'm not quite sure how you dispose of them. Aside from the old favourite of throwing them in the bonfire on Nov 5th and seeing how many small children you can decapitate.
by jet
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ultra light weight tripping
Replies: 65
Views: 8501

Looks like Outdoor Warehouse in Windermere stock the GoLite packs... Online shop available

http://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.uk/acata ... Packs.html

First time I've tried including a URL in a post so I hope it works.
by jet
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaufort scale estimate/ classical paintings
Replies: 23
Views: 2974

Grace looked on and realised that once again Captain Ahab had failed to master the bongo slide
by jet
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Coastguard Helo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

At last all my letters have been repsonded to.... The MOD are taking the issue of nuisance jet skis seriously.
by jet
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: north east sea kayaking
Replies: 3
Views: 962

north east sea kayaking

I'm soon to be changing jobs and will be spending a good portion of my time just north of Newcastle. I've seen the link in the trips section of the site on sea kayaking in the north east and that's confirmed a desire to get some paddling done in between work breaks. Does anybody know of a club with ...
by jet
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Friday Night out in Bournemouth (Bay)
Replies: 39
Views: 6833

Some time back I recall seeing a list of vessel classifications. It included most vessels down through yachts and even included pontoons. But no sea kayaks. Maybe we're a figment of our own warped imaginations. That or the list wasn't definitive.
by jet
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Top Tips for sea kayakers
Replies: 26
Views: 4536

If you can't run your stove off it, it ain't worth drinkin'
by jet
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Future's Bright, the Future's...
Replies: 95
Views: 17714

Couldn't afford a Tilly hat so bought another make of cotton hat with chin strap, secret pocket and internal headband..... does this make me less of a hat wearer. It's probably not as good but it keeps my head reasonably dry and warm and the sun stays out of my eyes. I am one of the accursed plastic...
by jet
Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cobb Cookers
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Cobb Cookers

Has anyone played with one of these? http://www.cobbq.com/ Unfortunately the smallest appears to be 12" in diameter which won't fit through my hatch. But I wonder if it's an application for a modified trangia or steel cookset. Advantage seems to be no scorch marks on the ground and minimal fuel usea...
by jet
Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How was it for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Day 3 of an Introduction to Kayaking course at Plas Y B. Sun was shining, slight swell and Trearrdur Bay. Handlining on the way round caught a mackeral (yes just one) and had BBQ on beach.

Since then I've learnt that not every day is like that. But isn't that part of the fun????
by jet
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tasty...
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

If you copy it into an imaging package and push the gamma correction up.... all becomes clearer. Now where did I leave my anorak.
by jet
Thu May 25, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak bits in the highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Cheers all for the suggestions. I've noticed before that none of the mainstream outdoor shops in Fort William seemed to stock anything. I've also been into the chandlers in Mallaig and not found anything kayak sized.

Once again thanks for the responses.
by jet
Wed May 24, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak bits in the highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

kayak bits in the highlands

Conclusive proof that I haven't spent enough time north of the border to find what's what and where's where.

What resources are there for buying kayaking bits and pieces once you get to Oban and northwards?
by jet
Mon May 15, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: IOW
Replies: 23
Views: 3554

I've got my first planned night paddle next month. Coincides with a full moon!
I've had to stop paddling on a full moon. I keep shredding spraydecks and the howling seems to spoil the atmosphere.
by jet
Sun May 07, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: flying kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

I've found a bit more info, but not that up to date.

http://star-www.dur.ac.uk/~frazerp/kaya ... tails.html

Next stop is to look into shipping by sea and hoping it gets there in one piece. I'm beginning to see why going to places that have a rental market is a more promising option.
by jet
Fri May 05, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: flying kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

flying kayaks

Forgive me if I'm asking a question that's been done to death, but I did a quick search and didn't find a thread to follow. I've been watching "this is the sea 2" again and got to thinking that I'd like to travel this year with my sea kayak, it's amazing what alcohol can do for bravado. Where to go ...
by jet
Fri May 05, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Deep vein thrombosis - an idle thought
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Most aircraft are pressurised to the equivalent altitude of approx 6000 to 8000ft. Does the lower pressure, lower oxygen level, general inactivity and poor quality cups of tea make any difference. Should we avoid paddling sea kayaks at 6000ft above sea level. ;-)
by jet
Tue May 02, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: May Day weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 4568

Trip to Anglesey although not for the symposium. Only spent one day out of Anlgesey before on an intro course at plas y b and was keen to try out more. First day out of trearddur bay playing at avoiding the jetskis. Headed up towards Port Rhyfudd and thought about penrhyn mawr but far to chicken / s...
by jet
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: big boats for short people
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

cheers for the comments. I've tried capellas in the past and found them to be great. I'll probably have a trial of an avocet in a few weeks time.
by jet
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: big boats for short people
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

big boats for short people

It seems wherever I read a review on a sea kayak, it has tales of a 6ft 6in 200lbs size 12 feet bloke telling me how great it is that he can finally stretch his legs out. Conversely at the other extreme, I hear how great the new low volume boats are for "smaller"paddlers weighing in at 120lbs. Can a...