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by NeilG
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Orchestrated campaign to post photos of us ripping it...
Replies: 33
Views: 3511

This reminds me a bit of similar threads about anglers on the inland thread. There is a comparison: Anglers and board surfers!
by NeilG
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Summer survival - what not to wear?^
Replies: 29
Views: 9322

Mark R wrote:Does the Fourth Element stuff look as daft as the Chillcheater gear? Seriously?
I've always suspected that Chillcheater supply 'other' clothing too. I know wher I will be going next time my gimp suit needs to be replaced...
by NeilG
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is it really February?
Replies: 24
Views: 3957

andreadawn wrote:....(hopefully) wiser now!
Clearly! I'm looking forward to some camping trips, but did think it was a bit early in the season!
by NeilG
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is it really February?
Replies: 24
Views: 3957

Last shot for the photo competition I reckon. Stunning images. Monday paddle for me I think. If only my neck of the woods was so inspiring! Camping in Feb too!
by NeilG
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Songs
Replies: 48
Views: 4428

Robert Plant - Big Log...
by NeilG
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help with info about Granta / Granata kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Could I be really cheeky and ask for a photo of it when you have time please? I will pm you my email address. Cheers.
by NeilG
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help with info about Granta / Granata kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Help with info about Granta / Granata kayak

I posted this yesterday on the inland forum, but it has been suggested that I post this on here as the company were involved in sea kayaks too. When I was about 15 or 16 years old (15 years ago) I had quite a large touring kayak. I am almost certain that it had "GRANTA" or "GRANATA" marked on it som...
by NeilG
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help with info about Granta / GRANATA kayak
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Help with info about Granta / GRANATA kayak

When I was about 15 or 16 years old (15 years ago) I had quite a large touring kayak. I am almost certain that it had "GRANTA" or "GRANATA" marked on it somewhere. It was about 15 feet long, GRP with a pale blue gel coat and was very high volume with deck lines. The cockpit was massive, so large tha...
by NeilG
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UKSKGB photo comp 2008 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Replies: 151
Views: 25833

Image

Meon Shore across mouth of Southampton Water towards Fawley, taken at sunset on Monday 11th Feb.

2 Megapixel camera in a Nokia phone!
by NeilG
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Winter handwear - whats best?^
Replies: 35
Views: 6880

Good point.... Neoprene of plain nylon it is then! Shame because it sounded like a very warm affair. I googled them and found a pair for sale on a kayak club website, maybe for the same reason. Neoprene Yak or Suzy forty belows perhaps. Either way, my current home made pair don't fit too well with m...
by NeilG
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Winter handwear - whats best?^
Replies: 35
Views: 6880

ANy views on these Yak mitts?

I like the idea of the fleece lining.
by NeilG
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Winter handwear - whats best?^
Replies: 35
Views: 6880

Robert Craig wrote:Lomo neoprene pogies are good.
Ever since I tried thick neoprene diving gloves, I thought that nylon would be a better material for pogies. Do the neoprene ones not get cold when wet?
by NeilG
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Winter handwear - whats best?^
Replies: 35
Views: 6880

I wear a thin neoprene / suede type glove that I 'acquired' from the wife's horse riding kit. The backs are very thin neoprene and the palms are suede type stuff. They are not brilliant but work well with home made nylon pogies that I scaled to fit my own hand. I tried diving neoprene gloves and fou...
by NeilG
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 2982

I use two. I have a Samsung 8mp camera for shore shots and I use the 2mp camera in my mobile phone, in a dry bag with a clear plastic for on the water action shots. Some are good, others not so good. I've just split the side seam on the bag yesterday too....
by NeilG
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tropical Paradise
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Jaysus wept, I hate you all. All I've seen in the past week is ... ... Inside of office ... inside of classroom ... inside of dull conference room ... this monitor All work and no play makes Jack an exceedingly dull boy. Ah, but you did spend most of the summer afloat. Natural Justice I believe! Do...
by NeilG
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak repairs.
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Are these only available mail order or in the shops?
by NeilG
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cooking tips for exped's^
Replies: 39
Views: 8407

Interesting thread this. I was wandering around the supermarket the other day, trailing the wife as I planned food for a paddling trip. Looking at packets and tins, it became obvious that in order to consume enough calories every day, to eat from tins would be problematic, both in weight, number and...
by NeilG
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Animated^
Replies: 22
Views: 2096

Have got it working now (don't know why it didn't first time). The roll animation doesn't work for me. The rest is very good. Clever stuff.
by NeilG
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Animated^
Replies: 22
Views: 2096

fiona wrote:I'm having the same problem as naefear - the site just refreshes constantly, flicking between the page I'm on and the first page - it's horrendous!!
Me too. Maybe it is a technique I am not familiar with!
by NeilG
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Portsmouth Island Circumnavigation
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Info here, here and here.
by NeilG
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PFD, any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

My vote goes with the Kaikoura too. I've had a few trips in it now and love it.
by NeilG
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H SIRIUS
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

I would add from my own experience with a VCP Aquila, lowering the seat height changes everything dramatically. I expect you will have no problem at all. The Aquila has low intial stability, but I coped with it for a year before I made my mind up to change the characteristics.
by NeilG
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best Place for Seal Spotting?
Replies: 21
Views: 2422

Langstone Harbour at Portsmouth. There is a family of half a dozen resident in one of the mud creeks at low tide. If you are down this way, I will get the grid ref of where to find them and where to launch.
by NeilG
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Work to Rule
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

This link which I think is in the almanac, lists lots of kayak designs by length, with reviews of each model. I certainly have found it helpful when researching different boats. I couldn't comment on what to get as I have not paddled many different boats.
by NeilG
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Renegade drysuit^
Replies: 44
Views: 20264

I would get a Renegade dry suit tomorrow. If only it wasn't YELLOW It's much easier to see you when you are swimming!! I'm going over to yellow or orange garments as the blue colour on the Palm Kaikoura PFD clashes with just about everything else. Terribly vain I know, but I'm sure it could make yo...
by NeilG
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit or dry cag and trousers?^
Replies: 16
Views: 9265

No swimming today, but paddling in 35 knot winds over the last two miles of a twelve mile paddle had the four us getting very wet with breaking waves and spray. Very exhilarating but I was glad of the latex neck seal on my paddle top. I have already begun to reconsider the dry suit option in favour ...
by NeilG
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Drysuit or dry cag and trousers?^
Replies: 16
Views: 9265

Drysuit or dry cag and trousers?^

With both options costing a lot of money, which is in favour amongst fellow paddlers? Up until now, I have lived with wetsuit long johns and a paddle top. I want to get out of the tight fitting gear by next winter so I have all summer to save. So: What are you using? What pros and cons do you percei...
by NeilG
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Knifes and carrying them [Scotland]^
Replies: 36
Views: 14419

Something obviously designed as a safety knifeis probably the best bet - the less pointy the better.

This one is available all over the place, is legal, light weight and marine grade. When my current sailing knife packs up (if ever) I will be going for one of these.
by NeilG
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm Kaikoura PFD
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Err. Very flat stuff. Or maybe a battery operated back massager. I have a small laminated card with emergency contact details on: my details and a few telephone numbers for me in case my 'phone should perish for some reason. I've always been tempted to laminate a small envelope with a £20 note in it...
by NeilG
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm Kaikoura PFD
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

I've just been playing with my radio. As it happens, my aerial is set on the left of the radio (when looking at the screen) so the aerial poking out of the top of the zip is fine. I think you are right though about the aerial hole - it will be fiddly. I suppose that if you are only going to use it i...