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by swagstaff
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tandem kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

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: 876

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: 2426

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: 1133

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: 751

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: 2670

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 ...
by swagstaff
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkapp Forti
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

Re: Nordkapp Forti

If the reviews listed here piques your interest then Sea Kayak Oban have demo days at Largs Marina October 30th, inverness Area November 5th and Stonehaven Harbour November 6th. The Nordkapp Forti and the new Valley Sironas in both composite and plastic will be amongst 20 sea kayaks and surf skis av...
by swagstaff
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted RM Nordkapp
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Wanted RM Nordkapp

Sea Kayak Oban have a new Nordkapp RM with £250 off so £1245 . Its red.
by swagstaff
Fri May 13, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley colour refs
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Valley colour refs

Mike email info@seakayakoban.com and i will check the colour chart in the office. There are several , brighter one is called signal red which is the same as on the northshore website.
by swagstaff
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An entertaining read if you have 10 mins to spare...
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: An entertaining read if you have 10 mins to spare...

Thanks Dave. That really is what its all about.
by swagstaff
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3513

Re: The Canoe Boys - on BBC TV 17th April 2016

Great viewing Simon. Thanks.
by swagstaff
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brambles and drysuits
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Brambles and drysuits

Douglas the other leg is similar and the areas we use do have a lot of brambles hiding amongst the bracken and we do work a lot with people who have never used drysuits before.
by swagstaff
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Quest LV weight : carbon v composite
Replies: 15
Views: 1381

Re: Quest LV weight : carbon v composite

P&H also offer a kevlar/diolen hybrid lightweight construction for only £50 more than the standard construction. The demo Cetus LV in sea kayak oban weighs 22.5 kgs in this construction.
by swagstaff
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Brambles and drysuits
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Brambles and drysuits

Just a word of warning when wandering around in your drysuit or dry trousers We have just had one of our kayak school drysuits repaired because of complaints of wet feet. Each of the squares represents a small hole made by a thorn from brambles probably. NB the feet are in really good condition as w...
by swagstaff
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Wanted

Sea kayak oban have boats for rent that will suit someone your size, but all are Skeg not rudder. Except for Jura hv which might suit and this has a scudder. Of course also available to buy new.
by swagstaff
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban

Sorry for the delay in replying as i didnt see your post
We still have the white greenland . Its the greenland as opposed to the greenland T. its only been on the water being demoed 2 or 3 times.
We are open sat, sunday and monday 01631 565 310
by swagstaff
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Courier
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Sea Kayak Courier

I can take boats from North to South ie scotland to England ,but am usually full coming back.
by swagstaff
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Sirona^
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Valley Sirona

The Sirona comes in 3 sizes 15.10, 16.1 and 16.4. All available to demo. Plus in a few weeks time the RM version of the 16.1 hopefully in time for the March 6 th Sea kayak Oban demo day at Killington Lake just off the M6 . The other RM versions will be a bit later. You could tie it in with a look at...
by swagstaff
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Layer me up!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3299

Re: Layer me up!!

Catherine's drysuit, bought within last 2 years, appears to be the same material as mine. The cag is noticeably lighter weight material. Can't comment on the current drysuit material, but I seem to recall SystemX telling me the drysuits were of a heavier material than the cags. The drysuits are mad...
by swagstaff
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Round Hayling, best kayak for relative beginner
Replies: 22
Views: 3312

Re: Round Hayling, best kayak for relative beginner

epic V7 would work well and is much less hassle than a sit in kayak.
by swagstaff
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend me a surf coach on The Gower?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Recommend me a surf coach on The Gower?

Try Jon Haylock at Llandysul outdoor centre .
by swagstaff
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Delorme Inreach / Spot / PLB ?

I was wondering why you still carry a PLB as well as the Delorme?
by swagstaff
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Roof bars a cautionary tale
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Re: Roof bars a cautionary tale

I also tie down to the roof rail its self so that the whole lot would at least stay with the vehicle.
by swagstaff
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban

The Scorpio and Scorpio LV and prijon Viper are all sold .
by swagstaff
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Secondhand Sea kayak sale In Oban

Second Hand Sea Kayaks and drastically reduced stock sea kayaks (£250 off many stock composites and 10 % off plastics ) . http://www.seakayakoban.com or give us a call 01631 565 310 Also at least 15% off all clothing & accessories etc in the shop in our pre christmas sale Tahe Greenland kayak all w...
by swagstaff
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rights
Replies: 66
Views: 15312

Re: Beaches South of Ardtoe - proposal to suspend access rig

There are obviously lots of equally beautiful and similar areas , but they are probably more difficult access wise for the film crew etc. It does seem that they want the best of both worlds by applying for suspension of the right of access. They could go to the west coast of Jura and they would hard...
by swagstaff
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Sea kayak demo days Stonehaven & Aberdour Nov 7-8
Replies: 0
Views: 1584

Sea kayak demo days Stonehaven & Aberdour Nov 7-8

This weekend
Saturday Nov 7 Stonehaven harbour 10- 1
Sunday Nov 8 Silver Sands beach Aberdour 10-1
20 different sea kayaks from Valley, Northshore , P&H and Tahe and 2 Epic surf skis
Email us to let us know which you would like to see there .
Info@seakayakoban.com
by swagstaff
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Valley Avocet RM
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Wanted: Valley Avocet RM

Sea kayak Oban have a new avocet RM in red that is on sale at the moment
by swagstaff
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: HV Plastic sea kayak recommendations please

Sea kayak oban have the Atlantic RM & Etain 17.7RM both as demos and in stock and its their Autumn sale time . Plus some very affordable composites to suit someone your size.