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by Fozzy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Point65 Whisky 16
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Point65 Whisky 16

Be interested in trying this.
I paddled a composite Whiskey 18 and the old style XP18 K1 and was impressed. My first sea kayak was their 5o5 which was massive!
by Fozzy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted cheapish Tandem Sea Kayak
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Wanted cheapish Tandem Sea Kayak

I've given up ever getting my wife into a single but she's more open to the idea of a tandem. Naturally I don't want to spend a fortune in case it's only ever used once. There are a couple on Ebay - a Point 65 Duo £1000 Looks nice but more than I really want to spend. Prijon Excursion £475 or offers...
by Fozzy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H CETUS MV FOR SALE £1200 ono
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: P&H CETUS MV FOR SALE £1200 ono

Boat now sold.
by Fozzy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Dagger Stratos
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: WANTED - Dagger Stratos

Hi

Are you still looking for a Stratos? If so large or small? I have a large for sale, hardly used. £550 but based in Somerset so a trek for you.
I am heading up to Scotland on 15th with a friend and can ask him to carry a boat for me to free up room on my roof rack.

Steve

07813 842086
by Fozzy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H CETUS MV FOR SALE £1200 ono
Replies: 1
Views: 738

P&H CETUS MV FOR SALE £1200 ono

Hi All A shiny new boat means I have to sell my Cetus, it's all white, with black deck lines etc. 2010 built boat in the standard layup. Overall in very good used condition. with the usual marks and scratches from use. I'm based in Cheddar Somerset, but willing to help out with meeting somewhere for...
by Fozzy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lundy Island trip
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Lundy Island trip

I left my car at Lee Bay car park in April for 3 days with no issues at all.
by Fozzy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Tiderace Xtra Standard / HV

Foot wiggle room

I've paddled both and I had loads of room in the HV and was so tight in the standard both feet got cramp and I couldn't wait to get out. I'm size 9.5 and was wearing lomo boots.
by Fozzy
Thu May 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to kayaking, advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: New to kayaking, advice please

If the roofbars fail and the tie downs don't you could still end up with the boat down the side of the car and interfering with the wheels which doesn't bear thinking about! Tie downs are to stop the boat going backwards or forwards only and if the rack or bars fail the tie downs will then be slack ...
by Fozzy
Wed May 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New to kayaking, advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: New to kayaking, advice please

If you use front and rear tie downs (I don't) again make sure they're just tight enough and no more or you'll bend your boat. They are there simply to stop the boat moving, nothing more.
by Fozzy
Wed May 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Valley sirona vs delphin vs dagger strattos
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Valley sirona vs delphin vs dagger strattos

I've got a Sirona RM and Stratos (both sizes) I also have other boats, plastic and composite. The Sirona is my go to boat for a normal day trip with some rockhopping and surfing. I would say the Stratos in either size will turn slightly quicker due to being 18 inches shorter, but then it's also slow...
by Fozzy
Thu May 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fresh water - Treshnish Isles
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Fresh water - Treshnish Isles

Wow.

Can't wait and the forecast is looking good.
I wish you a speedy recovery back to full health.

Thank you again.

Steve
by Fozzy
Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fresh water - Treshnish Isles
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Fresh water - Treshnish Isles

Thank you Douglas, and for the lovely photo. Much appreciated.
by Fozzy
Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fresh water - Treshnish Isles
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Fresh water - Treshnish Isles

Hi

Heading up to Mull for week and hoping to camp on Lunga. I know this used to be inhabited so am assuming there's fresh water there.
Can anyone confirm this please and where it is.

Thanks

Fozzy
by Fozzy
Tue May 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull

Damn.
I'm heading up Friday and have just spent hours cleaning a load of mud off mine!!
by Fozzy
Mon May 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Ocean Pro 10m Towline
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Palm Ocean Pro 10m Towline

Is that including postage?

Cheers
by Fozzy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sun protection
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: sun protection

Another vote for P20 it does also come in factor 30 but still called P20. I use it on the water and at high altitude where the uv strength is very high and also reflecting off the snow. Just make sure you put it on about 30 minutes before you need it to work.
by Fozzy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Sea kayak for a complete novice apr. £300
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Wanted - Sea kayak for a complete novice apr. £300

Most clubs will let you borrow (hire for a nominal fee) boats and all the kit you need, so it doesn't have to be on a set day. I would start with a club and try as many different boats as possible. You will find most people, once they know you will also let you have a paddle in there own boats, and ...
by Fozzy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Dagger Stratos or Alchemy Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Dagger Stratos or Alchemy Wanted

Escape Water sports in Bridgend have a new graded Stratos in large for £599. I bought some from them last year and they're great.

https://www.escape-watersports.co.uk/ca ... ded-detail
by Fozzy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Sea Kayak Guides. Gairloch, Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Sea Kayak Guides. Gairloch, Scotland

I was up there New Year, it's lovely.
Pretty easy to find your own way about. I paddled Gairloch, Loch Ewe and Guinard Bay solo and it was great.
I did pick up a leaflet for the below but never used them. They do sea kayaking and canoeing

http://www.ewecanoe.co.uk/
by Fozzy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Surfing in Sydney
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Kayak Surfing in Sydney

Not too jealous then!

Great video guys
by Fozzy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New MKII Scorpio, or buy a used 2010(?) model?
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: New MKII Scorpio, or buy a used 2010(?) model?

If you're thinking about an 8 year old Mk1 or a new Mk2 why not split the difference and get a second hand Mk2 with all the benefits of the newer model but at a saving of 500-600 euros?

Last one I saw was advertised for £750
by Fozzy
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddle recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 3256

Re: Paddle recommendations?

I've got a 4 piece Celtic Pro carbon paddle with the nylon leverlock, blade size 650 and it's been bombproof so far including extended expedition use. Added beauty is I can take it completely apart for flying. Weight is 740g according to my scales. I also have an Epic Active Touring, again full carb...
by Fozzy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Tiderace wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Tiderace wanted

I was after an Xtra for ages. Gave up in the end and bought a Valley Sirona and absolutely love it.
by Fozzy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rough Weather Limits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Rough Weather Limits?

Once you start to get some experience you'll be able to answer these questions yourself as there are so many factors in the decision making process and experience is one of them. I'll go out in rougher conditions with a group of trusted friends than I will alone. If I'm rusty, tired or under the wea...
by Fozzy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Scorpio V Perception Essence
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: P&H Scorpio V Perception Essence

There are always Scorpios for sale, but also if you haven't already done so you should try and paddle both as well as as many other boats you can. Others to consider would be the Valley Etain or Aquanaut, or for something a little shorter but more playful the P&H Delphin and Valley Sirona also come ...
by Fozzy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: North Face Mountain 25 Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: North Face Mountain 25 Tent

I've used both the Mountain 24/25 and the VE 25 in the Himalaya and Canada. The Mountain 25 is a typical 4 pole geodesic plus small porch pole. It's very stable in strong winds although I have seen them trashed when Quasars and our Force 10 Assaults stayed standing, but I suspect this could have bee...
by Fozzy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: P&H Scorpio V Perception Essence
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: P&H Scorpio V Perception Essence

I've paddled both extensively and currently own a mk1 Scorpio. I seriously like both boats but would always take the Scorpio over the Essence, It just does everything a bit better and is noticeably better when things get a bit bouncy due to being stiffer. If you are looking at buying new and are thi...
by Fozzy
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak insurance - BCU?
Replies: 24
Views: 1374

Re: Sea kayak insurance - BCU?

I've got 12 sea kayaks and 2 ww boats. 6 of the sea kayaks live on a trailer in the garden and the rest are kept locked in the garage. Total value including trailer is about £16000. I just did a quick check online with Noble and if I can lump everything together this comes in at £212 which I think i...
by Fozzy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: S or L Stratos
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: S or L Stratos

Hi Jim I've got both and the main difference is the height under the front of the cockpit as the outfitting as it comes is the same and then you adjust accordingly. For reference I'm 5'10 and 87kg and my son is 6' and 95kgs. We can both fit and paddle quite happily in either boat. But I do prefer th...
by Fozzy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3979

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

So like I said - a complete and utter waste of time and money. I won't be giving them anymore.
I can teach people in sheltered water and when they're ok I can lead them in the sea.