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by Allan Olesen
Sun May 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

@ Aled I tried option 2. Did not work out - not enough usable hose coming out of the skeg box. So now I am going for option 3. I can see that there are more options for "Scigrip methacrylate". There is something called SG5000 and something else called SG300. I guess the one you were referring to was...
by Allan Olesen
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: astral seawolf
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: astral seawolf

I have owned an Astral Seawolf for two years now. Most other wests tend to ride up when I am swimming. The Seawolf doesn't. And I am a male, so I hope it is not because of the size of my breasts... The freedom when paddling is amazing. When I bought it, I sat down in a kayak ergometer in our trainin...
by Allan Olesen
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Boats for "Easyish" Charity Challenges
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Boats for "Easyish" Charity Challenges

There's also an apparent lack of skeg use/instruction. Lack of skeg use, yes. Lack of instruction, no. Everybody are instructed not to lower the skeg when we do these tours. As I wrote, we sometimes ask the paddlers in the Daggers to lower the skeg anyway, and it gives better tracking in conditions...
by Allan Olesen
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

Thank you for your response, Aled. I have ended up working on a solution similar to your suggestion #2 a few days ago, and I think it will work out. If this tube never degrades, I can better understand that I got so few responses in this forum and in the Danish forum where I first tried. Anyway, the...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

Surely its ok to use whatever the kayak is fitted with to make paddling it easier. So if putting the Skeg down a little makes it easier to paddle in a straight line then please do so. I am not sure you have thought of all the implications. What if the wind is coming at an angle from the front? If y...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: club kayak for smaller people?
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: club kayak for smaller people?

If you want a bit shorter, a bit more stable and a good bit more affordable have a look at the Dagger Stratos 14.5 S. Not a full blooded sea kayak maybe but handles well, has a skeg, proper decklines, bulkheads, good outfitting and on top of all that is great fun in the surf. Should be able to keep...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

Have you tried asking Tiderace? I have found them to be very helpful for technical questions as this. I tried yesterday after your post. No response today, though. Yesterday, I also started pulling the bits of cable hose out of the kayak. I have delayed it a bit because the skeg kind of worked as i...
by Allan Olesen
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gnarlydog blog
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Gnarlydog blog

His photo blog is still active:
http://gnarlydogviews.blogspot.com/
by Allan Olesen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

Thank you for your comments.

I will not remove the "wing". I suppose that they used the materials and labour to put it there for a reason, so I will stick to it. At least, it moves the possible leaks between cable hose and skeg box much higher up above the water line.
by Allan Olesen
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

pathbrae wrote:Does the outer cable need to be replaced?
Trust me: It does.

It is broken in at least 4 places and feels very brittle.
by Allan Olesen
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tiderace Xplore Classic, replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable?
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

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

Are there any tips to replacing the cable hose for the skeg cable in a Finnish produced Tiderace Xplore Classic? Everything seems firmly glued/cast together, and I am afraid that I will tear the hose apart when trying to pull it out. I am also wondering whether the hose continues all the way down th...
by Allan Olesen
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations

Glad to hear it worked out. Perhaps I should buy some of that stuff myself.
by Allan Olesen
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

Great video, very useful advice. Extremely interesting to see the FIRST action was to deploy the PLB. I've read other threads on this and I've noticed that there seems to be a "last resort" mentality about PLB use. I have wondered about exactly the same. If the PLB has the highest probability of ge...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak camping on a budget?
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Kayak camping on a budget?

I have a Jetboil MiniMo. This is the version which can be used for cooking because the flame intensity can be controlled much better than on the older Jetboils. I also have the original Jetboil frying pan and a larger, original cooking bowl (or whatever it is called in English). And of course the ad...
by Allan Olesen
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations

I haven't seen that iron-on patch material before. I wonder if anyone who's used it could comment on whether it's up to the job? I haven't used it. I just stumbled upon it when I was buying melt tape for the inside of my drysuit. Judging from the model number, the patch material seems to be a varia...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Dry trousers - a moan and request for recommendations

How about improving the ones you already have? I haven't tried, but I guess you come a long way by using this for reinforcement/sealing:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... lco+t-5500
by Allan Olesen
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cruising inertia
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

Re: Cruising inertia

When you reach constant speed, inertia no longer comes into play. So a heavier boat will be slower to accelerate and decelerate, but the cruising speed will be unaffected by inertia. Of course, other factors not related to inertia will come into play: You will have to displace more water volume whic...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio
Replies: 28
Views: 3741

Re: VHF radio

pathbrae wrote:Switching off the GPS
Yes, if switching off the GPS is an option. I have searched the manual for my Icom M91D for that, and I have not found anything. I think it is impossible to switch the GPS off.
by Allan Olesen
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF radio
Replies: 28
Views: 3741

Re: VHF radio

Regarding battery life on VHF radios with DSC: I was worried about the low battery life of those radios. I do a lot of two day trips with 5-6 hours of paddling each day, and I would like to do that on one battery and have some juice left for an emergency. After looking at the alternatives, I finally...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds

Anyway, perhaps the pump wants a little water for lubrication, so it is partly loaded when running completely dry. (Even though the manufacturer says that it can run dry). I guess I should go and wet the pump and see what happens... Replying to myself: I submerged the pump in water and let it run f...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds

Have you tried supplying it from a different battery and seeing if it behaves in the same erratic manner? I have tried switching the battery. The first battery had 70% charge, and the second battery was charged to 100%. With the second battery, the spin is now 6 seconds! The current will probably b...
by Allan Olesen
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds

I see the spec says it should only use 0.5a over 24 hours whilst self testing, and has a 2.5 minute test cycle, not every 20 seconds. Maybe it's not quite right, can you change it? No, 20 seconds is correct for the 25S-6WC model. You have probably found a spec sheet for the more common 25S model. 0...
by Allan Olesen
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Rule 25S-6WC pump intermittently running 0,5 or 2 seconds

Hi. New member from Denmark here. I am in the process of fitting a Rule 25S-6WC pump into a Tiderace Xplore. This is a pump of the type which starts every 20 seconds to feel if it is dry or flooded. I got the inspiration for buying this model from a post by Douglas Wilcox in this forum, so I thought...