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by Allan Olesen
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silva lp70 or 70p deck compass replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Silva lp70 or 70p deck compass replacement

Are you asking because you can't find a new Silva?

If so, look for a Garmin. Garmin bought the Silva company, and in some markets the compasses are now sold under the Garmin name.
by Allan Olesen
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tent with a big porch?
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Re: Tent with a big porch?

to be fair many breaks were down to the fabric drying and shrinking - I always leave it looking slack and saggy if damp now. I have seen this advice repeated over and over: Never tension the tent when the fabric is wet. The fabric will shrink when drying. So I think it would be very hard to blame t...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3219

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

seawolf856 wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:30 am
reached to grab it,
There is your mistake.

You should not let go of your boat while underwater.
by Allan Olesen
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

The skin fitting installed. This fitting looks exactly like mine (except mine is black). It is too small for my pump. With just the hose fitted to the pump, I get 50% more water out. And even worse: The small diameter of the skin fitting works as a nozzle, creating a 50-60 cm high beam of water com...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tent with a big porch?
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Re: Tent with a big porch?

There is the Vango Galaxy 300, but it doesn't fit your weight requirement. However, this tent has a very high and large porch where a normal person can stand up. The sleeping compartment is just normal size and height. The tent looks very strange because of this. I came close to buying it but decide...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Innovation at its best there kayakbiker. Get yerself on dragon's den. Just to pick up on another technical frustration, why does it have to be so hard to post photos on here. I also contacted the administrator and to be fair I got an immediate reply but the explanation of how to do it was like an e...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Hi. I just had to contact one of the administrators as I've no idea how to attach images. As soon as I learn how to do it I'll post some images and video. As far as I can see, there is no way of uploading an image to the forum. I can see that other posters have embedded photos which are hosted on t...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Myself and a friend of mine have spent a lot of our recent paddling time pondering why, in this high tech era, there has not been a completely waterproof sealed, rechargeable pump made with a sealed switch that you just fasten in and switch on ...and I have been pondering why there are so few spray...
by Allan Olesen
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

So I'm thinking it must be the combination of the NRV and the tight bend stopping the water flow Regarding the tight bend: Option #1: My local marine store sells a clear, thin-walled hose with a steel spiral "embedded" in the hose wall. The purpose of the steel spiral is to keep the hose open if yo...
by Allan Olesen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

Good luck with the fitting seawolf. Drilling the big hole for the pump outlet is a tense moment but having fitted pumps to a number of boats it does get easier after the first time. I had two worries when I did it: 1. The hole ending up in the wrong position on the inside of the kayak when drilling...
by Allan Olesen
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Re: Map Case recommondations?

To those using the Axel map case: How do you orientate it on the deck? Carabiners forward, backward or to the side? And to which bungees do you attach the carabiners. I have one too, but I haven't really found a good placement for it on the kayak. Too bad, because it is obviously much better quality...
by Allan Olesen
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1591

Re: Shallow water worries

But you do need a licence I may have misunderstood the discussion, but I think that the unspoken question is: "How would the boater have known if DonA had a license or not if the license is supposed to be carried in your wallet?" And question #2: "If a citizen reports that he has seen a crime takin...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

I'm totally with Phil. An electric pump is for self rescue when you are out your boat, a situation when getting safely back to shore takes precedence over a wet bum. The water will be rough before I fall in so it is unlikely I will be able to faff with a hand pump or a sponge. In rough water the bo...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

It all depends on where you fit the pump and on how close it is to the bottom of the hull. My pump stands directly on the bottom of the hull, strapped down towards the bottom with bungee cords. The bottom has a slight V shape. To avoid that the pump edges rides on this V and leaves a gap below, I h...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to pack a skeg kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: How to pack a skeg kayak

No problems? No skeg. From previous discussions and from paddlers I've talked to it comes down to "Why have a skeg" Some of us do have skegs. Some of us feel a need to discuss how we most optimally pack gear around that skeg. I have no doubt that some of us also feel a need to discuss whether a kay...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

It's likely that this amount of water could be brought in with your boots after entering the cockpit a couple of times. It's such a small amount I don't think a hand pump would get rid of it. A sponge would probably do a better job ! I would estimate the remaining amount of water to approx. 10 lite...
by Allan Olesen
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1591

Re: Shallow water worries

I can do this in my plastic boat as the rim is quite round and spacious, but the rim of my Cetus is quite tight. no chance to get the fingers under the rubber of the spraydeck, at least on the site. You should be a able to grab "a handfull of sprayskirt" beside your hips and pull it away from you a...
by Allan Olesen
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

My experience with the automatic Rule pump is also a little less than an inch. Enough to irritate me, but not enough to bother with the manual pump. I have been thinking about padding the floor of the kayak in all the places where my legs are not in contact with the floor anyway. The padding would i...
by Allan Olesen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to pack a skeg kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: How to pack a skeg kayak

Another piece of advice: Try to pack some of your bags so they are long and slim, rather than short and bulky. In the front and rear ends of a kayak, you can usually find some space where such bags will fit. For example, I fold my sleeping mat double before rolling it up, even though it was original...
by Allan Olesen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

The model I have shortlisted (25S-6WC) has a wire for a manual override switch. On the boats fitted with automatic pumps was the manual override switch fitted? Are you sure about that? I have an automatic Rule pump with 20 second interval, and I am 99% certain that it is a 25S-6WC. It only has 2 wi...
by Allan Olesen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

The model I have shortlisted (25S-6WC) has a wire for a manual override switch. On the boats fitted with automatic pumps was the manual override switch fitted? Are you sure about that? I have an automatic Rule pump with 20 second interval, and I am 99% certain that it is a 25S-6WC. It only has 2 wi...
by Allan Olesen
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155
Replies: 136
Views: 8270

Re: Fitting Bilge Pump to Delphin 155

A wee update from me on the air switch that I fitted to my NDK Explorer (still haven't got round to doing the Delphin as its not getting used much at present). My recommendation is NOT to buy the cheapest, plastic switch button ! It worked very well until getting a bit of sand down the side of the ...
by Allan Olesen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio
Replies: 28
Views: 3748

Re: VHF radio

Owen wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Any mayday call will get everyone's attention whether on channel 16 or DCS.
Any mayday call with adequate signal strength to break through the squelch setting on the listening radios, that is.

And we don't know the squelch setting of those listening radios since it is a user defined setting.
by Allan Olesen
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio
Replies: 28
Views: 3748

Re: VHF radio

I can see why switching off GPS on a DSC set could be a problem. Pressing the SOS button would send a distress call with the wrong location, resulting in wasted search effort. A radio could be built to automatically re-enable the GPS when the button is pressed, then wait until the position is updat...
by Allan Olesen
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Correlite X Scorpio HV - dissenting view to OP report
Replies: 20
Views: 3847

Re: Correlite X - Scorpio HV - Dissenting view to OP - Part 3

When I took delivery of my boat I noted that the seat was not aligned and crooked. I measured the port and starboard sides (where the holes were drilled into the deck to attach the seat) and noted that there was an appropriate 10mm difference. How is it possible to get that so inaccurate? If you ar...
by Allan Olesen
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sandy Skeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: Sandy Skeg

Are you confusing a ruder system (pedal operated steering system) with a skeg I think he means skeg. I found this photo from Freya's New Zealand expedition. Looks very much like a skeg: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/112133179186774955122/album/AF1QipOonnp8cYRR_WFjuuFogwi33R-u0YpVaoP95bb1/AF1Q...
by Allan Olesen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

The clamcleat allows the kayak(s) being towed to release the line. Yes, I understand that this is the intention. But I asked the question because I was not certain that it would work as intended if you hook up like you normally would in a rafted tow. Let me explain, what I mean: In a normal rafted ...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

Neat idea. Though I suppose that you will sometimes need to buy new spare carabiners because you forgot to retrieve your carabiner from the victim's kayak. Two questions: 1. What is the additional part in the photo called? Looks like some kind of clam cleat, just for rope mounting. But I would not k...
by Allan Olesen
Mon May 29, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?

Thank you. Very useful explanation. Bought one set for the repair and another one to have in my emergency kit.
by Allan Olesen
Sun May 28, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Re: Towlines - no more carabiners or floats

Regarding float: In my case, the boyancy of 0.5 meters of tow line is enough to carry my carabiner in seawater. So I see absolutely no reason for a float element. The carabiner is a lightweight aluminium carabiner for climbing. IIRC the weight is 30-40 gram. The tow line is a Jeff Allen throw tow li...