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by Irish Sea
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Hello some advice please.

Thanks guys for the advice re the heel hook. I'll play with that some more. We tried it before a couple of times, worked fine but we always found it slower then the "inbetween the boats" method. I guess it just needs a little more practise to speed things up.

Cheers,

Bjorn
by Irish Sea
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Hello some advice please.

@ Kirsten, if the technique of the rescuee is good, weight is not really an issue. I'm talking about not so ideal scenarios. People who are not very practised, are cold, are lacking strength / flexibilty etc. Here the main problem in my somewhat limited experience (I have maybe done something like ...
by Irish Sea
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Hello some advice please.

@ Dave, have a look at the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175. A very roomy boat with good carrying capacity but not too beamy. Worth a try I'd say. The Tarpon 160 also by WS would perhaps be a SOT alternative.

Cheers,

Bjorn
by Irish Sea
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Hello some advice please.

@ Kirsten, if the technique of the rescuee is good, weight is not really an issue. I'm talking about not so ideal scenarios. People who are not very practised, are cold, are lacking strength / flexibilty etc. Here the main problem in my somewhat limited experience (I have maybe done something like a...
by Irish Sea
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hello some advice please.
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Hello some advice please.

...And technique, flexibility, balance, the ability to keep your center of gravity low, the ability to quickly slip back into the cockpit etc. While for assisted rescues it really comes down for the rescuer to physicially be able to stabilize your boat. With my ~75kg I don't think I would be able to...
by Irish Sea
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: My long way to the roll (and still going)
Replies: 82
Views: 10783

Re: My long way to the roll (and still going)

Kirsten, if you are interested in a word of advice from somebody who relatively recently passed the ICU L3 (irish equivalent to the BCU 3*). Don't get to hung up on the roll too much. Remember the roll is just one relatively small point on a whole list of skills. At 3* level nobody expects your roll...