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by guy
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Creek boat Dagger CFS
Replies: 1
Views: 412

FS Creek boat Dagger CFS

for sale dagger CFS suit medium/large paddler about a year old but not used too much in that time colour light blue price £395 see http://www.desperate-measures.co.uk/product.aspx?prodid=825 mine looks the same but with the usual scratches available to collect in Penrith area guy.austin at cumbria.a...
by guy
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Skelwith Force Reviews and Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Warning about Colwith force

In the pool there is a quite narrow landing zone with big rocks either side

Make sure you do a recce for yourself
by guy
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof Camera - Which one?
Replies: 17
Views: 1099

practical boat owner

Practical boat owner have got reviews of both
as well as a few alternatives
Pop into smiths and have a quick read


Olympus use those xd memory cards
the pentax uses hc sd which are available upto
16 gig - which should be enough for most situations
by guy
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which river runners should I demo?
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

My Dagger GTX is a really good river runner - Their also quite cheap.

I bought it for my grand canyon trip and am now thinking of getting rid of both my G-Ride and my CFS as I usually pick the GTX for most rivers.

Guy
by guy
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Even newer style wezzit
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Ogwen Bank
by guy
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Latex socks on dry suits
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

I just splash a bit of water on the socks.
by guy
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Highest High Spring Tide ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

The biggest tides of the year are generally around the equinox

see
http://www.fallsoflora.info/times_and_d ... f_lora.htm
for this years big tides
by guy
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Actioncams
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

sea sickness

They are very waterproof - but the constant movement makes watching the video a bit sickening

Try to get some stationary footage to cut into the movie.
by guy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River/Creeking shoes
Replies: 35
Views: 3627

Artistic footwear

I just got some of these
http://www.artistic-sportswear.de/en/a/ ... aker/shoes
Image

and am well pleased - nice thick sole(relatively-compared to a wet suit boot)
by guy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: solar chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

I got one of these http://www.21st-century-goods.com/page/21st/PROD/GSE12 http://www.21st-century-goods.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/GSM12lg.jpg They are quite expensive $160 + $40 shipping +£30 post office handing or £200 in the UK They do produce 1 amp that can recharge a most devices that have...
by guy
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Grand Canyon
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Grand Canyon

See You Tuibe http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pDdpw21JjgM

to see how sea kayaks get on in the grand canyon
by guy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why do longer boats go faster....
Replies: 18
Views: 3487

Kayak Foundry

Kayak Foundry will let you design your own kayak
it will also give drag and volume calculation

http://www.blueheronkayaks.com/kayak/index.html

Image
by guy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grand Canyon - Climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Thanks for the info.
by guy
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grand Canyon - Climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Grand Canyon - Climbing

Is there any decent climbing along the grand canyon?

I imagine there is plenty of bouldering but is it really worth taking a rope and rack?
by guy
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mobile phone reception on the Isles of Scilly
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

oneroam

I got a oneroam sim for just such a place.

there are 4 or 5 countries that do not charge incoming roaming fees.
Oneroam are Estonian sims so they will roam to any UK (or any European) network
by guy
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fiberglass Sea Kayak kits.
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

hatches skeg etc

Hatches seat and skeg etc would not be included in that price.

Yes joining two halves is quite labour intensive - thats where the customer makes a saving. Its also where the customer could make a pigs ear of it all.
by guy
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fiberglass Sea Kayak kits.
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Fiberglass Sea Kayak kits.

I'm thinking of producing sea kayak kits

Basically I produce a Deck and a Hull and a cockpit rim.

You do the rest - stick the two halves together - fit the hatches, bulkheads, deck lines, seat and skeg/rudder or what ever else you want.


Would YOU be interested - price around £500

Guy
by guy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sectional, bolt-together conversion..?
Replies: 20
Views: 2587

Here is a picture of how Rockpool do it http://www.rockpoolkayaks.com/oriel/data/500/medium/3_piece_004.jpg they install a bulkhead, then cut very gently by hand using the bulkhead as a guide. No bolts just overcenter catches. I guess the know it is going to be a 3 piece so they fit the recesses for...
by guy
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat glitter
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Thanks for the info Al, but just to clarify Do I need to spray some gel coat mixed with glitter a) its thixotropic b) won't glitter block my spray gun ( I could try it with glitter/water first I suppose) or do I spray on a bit of thinned clear resin B then sprinkle on some glitter I'm more tempted t...
by guy
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: gel coat glitter
Replies: 5
Views: 946

gel coat glitter

Hows it done?

do you need a clear gell coat with the glitter in it then a second coloured gelcoat or what?
by guy
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: river tour??
Replies: 3
Views: 609

In the north of scotland a nice trip links Elphin - Loch Veyatie - a walk up suliven Loch Sionascaigstac - Loch Uidh Tarraigean a bit of a road portage 1 m two more lochs Loch Bad a'Ghaill and Loch Lurgainn and a quick walk up stack polly lead back to near the car. have a look at "get a map" NC 204 ...
by guy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sea Kayak Romany S for Sale £1300 North Cumbria
Replies: 4
Views: 892

sold

now sold
by guy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Organise what? if you can arrange a meet in Bala you can arrange to go to Ecuador Get the flight - taxi to a local hotel Next morning get the bus to Tena then get a taxi to drop you off at the get in and pick you up at the get out They know how long you will be and will have cold beer waiting. We ha...
by guy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: *WANTED : PADDLE*
Replies: 1
Views: 363

I've got a set of 3 piece schlegal splits for sale



£25



Guy 07939155298

guy.austin@cumbria.ac.uk
by guy
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This is the Sea 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

TITS3 anyone finished with their copy

anyone finished with their copy I'd like to buy one at 2nd hand prices

Cheers Guy
by guy
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on Modifying a Fiberglass Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

methacrylate

Methacrylate is what you need
its about £10 for a tooth paste tube full + £17 for the dispenser
Its what I used to stick plastic hatches to a fiberglass sea boat

look on the cpc web site
by guy
Fri May 23, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Noob with noobie questions!
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

3 Ply

Hi Jurassic Nigel claims the Easky weighs a ton I don't think this is correct The Easky and the Skye are made from a single layer of roto moulded plastic. Both have very comfortable seats and should be ideal for you. Other boats like the capella are made from 3 ply material - this is stiffer, heavie...
by guy
Wed May 21, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sending kayaks to Greenland?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Sounds like you've blown it.


Take a set of plans and build a plywood boat when you get there.