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by swagstaff
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Etain
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Etain

Yep in stock at Sea Kayak Oban. The new version with the new deck layout.
by swagstaff
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Vancouver kayaking
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Vancouver kayaking

There is a kayak shop , rental & courses centre called Deep Cove in North Vancouver http://www.deepcovekayak.com/ that we found very accommodating and on Granville island in downtown Vancouver there is Ecomarine which is a shop and rental centre right on the water. They also have other bases in the ...
by swagstaff
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Etain or Sorpio
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Etain or Sorpio

Sea kayak oban have both available to demo and if you ask they may bring them both to the demo day March 11 th at Killington Lake in. Cumbria just off the M6
by swagstaff
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi and a question on behalf of my partner
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Hi and a question on behalf of my partner

Typhoon drysuits come in all sizes. Try the Ezeedon ladies for a simple suit. There is a sizing chart available.
by swagstaff
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

There is the other option which is to do the very easy trolley from east to west loch tarbert which enables you to explore the coast south of Crinan. If the forecast is good this is a really good alternative.
by swagstaff
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?

Surely just fluffy grade 3 crystal clear water just like all the others you try to persuade us to paddle.
by swagstaff
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 20
Views: 3601

Re: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report

How does the Scorpio HV compare to the Cetus HV? I was set on the Scorpio, but a change of job has made a fibreglass kayak attainable. Sea kayak oban has demo days this Saturday in Stonehaven and on Sunday Largs Marina and they will have a Scorpio HV on the trailer. Unfortunately not a Cetus HV just...
by swagstaff
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: First Composite Boat Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: First Composite Boat Help

Northshore Ocean 17.6 is a bit bigger than the Atlantic so worth a try.
by swagstaff
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Greenland Eric Boomer Sarah Landry and Ben Stookesby
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Greenland Eric Boomer Sarah Landry and Ben Stookesby

Thanks for sharing that. Truly amazing adventure.
by swagstaff
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem tracking
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Tandem tracking

We have one and it tracks fine with the rudder. Your right not very good without so always use the rudder.
by swagstaff
Mon May 29, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Kokatat Mango Discontinued colour
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Kokatat Mango Discontinued colour

Sea kayak oban have a womens expedition in large
by swagstaff
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Europa kayak for youngsters?
Replies: 15
Views: 5635

Re: Europa kayak for youngsters?

We use the perception Carolina XS and the Tahe Lifestyle Solo in our kayak school for sea kayaking with kids from about 8 yrs old.
The Dynamo is really hard work sea kayaking. You are welcome to come and demo or rent from Sea Kayak Oban.
by swagstaff
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a tiderace kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Looking for a tiderace kayak

Sorry its not on the website. If you are interested just pop in and have a look.
email info@seakayakoban.com closed tuesday & wednesday
by swagstaff
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a tiderace kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Looking for a tiderace kayak

We have a secondhand Tiderace Xplore (L) for sale made in the Finnish factory . If you are interested its in Sea Kayak Oban.
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

Hi Allan , I have not only thought of the implications but also experimented a lot with teaching the use of the skeg. If you put the skeg down just a small amount it will assist with the tracking but without having too many other consequences. With river kayaks on open water we often used to attach ...
by swagstaff
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Heading north from Anglesey? £100 for you

I am doing a pick up at Pyranha /Runcorn next week and coming to Oban so if you can get it to Runcorn.
by swagstaff
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

North shore Aspect LV or Atlantic LV or Epic V5
by swagstaff
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

Surely its ok to use whatever the kayak is fitted with to make paddling it easier. So if putting the Skeg down a little makes it easier to paddle in a straight line then please do so.
by swagstaff
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Tandem kayak

Nick the 22.5kg mini is a special we bought in from Tahe. We also have the Kevlar carbon both in our kayak school and in stock.
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Free Sea Kayak Demo day March 12 Killington lake M6
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Free Sea Kayak Demo day March 12 Killington lake M6

Sea Kayak Oban are doing their annual foray south of the border with about 20 sea kayaks from Valley, P&H, Northshore & Surf Skis from Epic plus lots more . 10-2 Sunday March 12 Killington Lake just off the M6 in Cumbria. Please email at least a few days before to ensure what you would like to try m...
by swagstaff
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Dry suit?
Replies: 22
Views: 5800

Re: Best Dry suit?

by swagstaff
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: split double sea kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Wanted: split double sea kayak

We have Northshore Atlantic 2 and Valley Aleut double that you can demo and we also have demo and stock of the Tahe Tandem Mini . The Tahe doesnt need to be split as its quite short & the lightest we have is only 22.5KGs! Seakayakoban.com .
by swagstaff
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Tandem kayak

We use the tandem mini lots for day and 1/2 day trips with families & we sell them in Sea Kayak Oban.
We also have the Northshore Atlantic Double and the Valley Aleut 2 and a Necky Lochsha T which are all available to demo.
NB we have one Tahe Tandem Mini that weighs only 22.5kgs!!!!
by swagstaff
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Source for replacement Skeg?
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Source for replacement Skeg?

I think it's the same as a valley Skeg blade . If you post a picture then I should be able to tell. The Skeg blades are on sea kayak oban online shop. Nb the hatch covers same as valley.
by swagstaff
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ainsworth touring paddles.. Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 2287

Re: Ainsworth touring paddles.. Thoughts?

I have several pairs of the carbon ainsworth and find them excellent. I do value having the adjustable length and also a joint that you can tighten with time as wear happens. They seem very strong but since I haven't tried to break them I couldn't say exactly how strong. British made product means t...
by swagstaff
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: kayak advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: kayak advice

I have a secondhand Atlantic and a Tiderace Xplore try both your choice.
pm me I am in Oban.
by swagstaff
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Free Sea Kayak Demo day Largs Marina Sunday Oct 30 11-2
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Free Sea Kayak Demo day Largs Marina Sunday Oct 30 11-2

There is a great opportunity to try a wide variety of sea kayaks and surf skis at Largs Marina this Sunday Oct 30th 11am to 2pm hosted by West Coast Paddlers . Boats supplied by West Coast Paddlers and Sea Kayak Oban. Yep its free.
by swagstaff
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone
Replies: 12
Views: 2499

Re: Which kayak .....I'm 18 stone

In our kayak school we have a big range of sea kayaks for larger paddlers including the new P&H Scorpio HV and the Reval HV in composite. The Tahe Reval HV sees a lot of use and even in Kevlar is only £1800 so is relatively easy to handle off the water. It has a very rigid/supportive backrest which ...