Something You Wish Existed?

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sully-g
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Something You Wish Existed?

Post by sully-g »

Morning all,

I wont bore you with the details as to why this question exists - But i am aware that there couldn't be a better bunch of guys to ask....

Is there an item or service you wish existed? Something that would make paddling easier, safer or more accessible?
Another way of looking at it would be - what do you find to be an utter ball ache - and how could it be fixed?

Ill also say that while paddling stuff would be a preference, id love to hear any general outdoor kit ideas.

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George.

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A kayak seat or outfitting that had a built in peli case compartment underneath.

This would make access to cameras and kit or other stuff like wallet or snacks quicker without having to wrestle it out of the back of your boat and past the backband, or boalting out your BA.

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your laying yourself open to the comment
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I'll second that. Getting kit in and out of the back of boats can be a pain. The fluid solo expedition model was a good idea.
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Some kind of universal mounting point the could be built into the back deck of river or sea kayaks the will take a vertial pole kit from the maunfacturer for mounting cameras, navigation lights or hi viz flags.

The oversholder shots are gaining in popularity, they are also useful fo some video demonstrations.

It would help on thouse whos DIY skills do not run to this kind of project or are worried about wrecking thier boats building thier own systems.

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garya wrote:A kayak seat or outfitting that had a built in peli case compartment underneath.

This would make access to cameras and kit or other stuff like wallet or snacks quicker without having to wrestle it out of the back of your boat and past the backband, or boalting out your BA.

Gary A
Bliss Stick do! Well, not underneath, but in the boat.

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A better way of securing a happy seat. webbing and clips, rather than velcro or that fiddly string.
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A Jetpack.

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How about a shoulder harness to help spread the weight of the boat and kit and make it easier to carry.
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andy g wrote:How about a shoulder harness to help spread the weight of the boat and kit and make it easier to carry.
Andy
NRS as well as some others have done it already... I think it may have also been done by palm ??

http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... eptid=1767


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Bliss Stick do! Well, not underneath, but in the boat.
Yep, nicely holds up to a 1300 case in the elastic ties.

I'd like paddle clothing with anti-smell capability!

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How about a seat that is design to absorb heavy impacts to avoid broken backs.

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a coneyor belt at the trywerryn and at holme pierrepont so we don`t have to walk back up with kayak

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A nice Grade 2 to 3 white water river in the South East of England. OK, not so easy, unless we take out all the Thames locks and chuck some large rubble in it...

Ready to go tie downs for the front and rear of any car that don't involve crawling around underneath every time, or putting loops under your bonnet...most of us with open canoes simply botch something up.

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A more secure spraydeck fitting. Totally bombproof until you need it off
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An Ordanance Survey Map secificly for rivers showing access ,egress points and known hazards and also detailing water level indicators.

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garya wrote:
andy g wrote:How about a shoulder harness to help spread the weight of the boat and kit and make it easier to carry.
Andy
NRS as well as some others have done it already... I think it may have also been done by palm ??

http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... eptid=1767


Gary A

http://www.rapidkayaks.co.uk/nrs-whitew ... -i349.html

I've added an NRS video of the Sherpa

regards
Jon

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Mal Grey wrote:A nice Grade 2 to 3 white water river in the South East of England. OK, not so easy, unless we take out all the Thames locks and chuck some large rubble in it...
A nice grade 3 with a "learner" drop on it in Manchester!

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Mal Grey wrote:A nice Grade 2 to 3 white water river in the South East of England. OK, not so easy, unless we take out all the Thames locks and chuck some large rubble in it...
Finished... It's called the river Wandle. Has boulder gardens weirs a few drops and a tunnle. Also so limbo pipes but fun river to do and the get out takes you through central london. Also, whats wrong with Lee Valley...

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How about a small oxygen lung with a breather tube that could fit to the back of your helmet and would give you a couple of minutes air when your upside down.

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nomorfkindhalbhat wrote:How about a small oxygen lung with a breather tube that could fit to the back of your helmet and would give you a couple of minutes air when your upside down.
Something like that exists, it was on a post on here a while back...

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Kayakingrick wrote:a coneyor belt at the trywerryn and at holme pierrepont so we don`t have to walk back up with kayak
And one at Tees Barrage also... That works!

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Scumbag_Scout wrote:How about a seat that is design to absorb heavy impacts to avoid broken backs.
Hi

Try looking at the skwoosh seat pads , they've got gel packs under your backside , I know there comfortable ( I've got an ex-treme performance one ) but they should take some of the impact out as well.

Adam

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A surf kayak with decent outfitting.
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Post by Shawn »

The kayakkaboose makes life on the water easier. The kaboose has a quick release feature to allow the paddler to tether it alongside, retrieve what you need pull it back tight & your back paddling. check http://www.kayakkaboose.com
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One of these for my kayak for when it all goes t**s up, and I can be bothered/too hungover to roll


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A creek boat made out of super space age material thats half the weight of current boats and stronger... surely we can come up with something lighter and stronger than plastic.
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justin-g wrote:A creek boat made out of super space age material thats half the weight of current boats and stronger... surely we can come up with something lighter and stronger than plastic.

A kayak that repairs itself?? One day!!

http://kayak.terapad.com/index.cfm?fa=c ... eId=237755

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Much of the institute's work is focused on making innovative composites of organic and inorganic compounds. The institute's Holy Grail, it seems, is two-fold. Firstly to coax raw materials into assembling themselves into microscopic structures which can repair itself on command and secondly to develop advanced materials capable of changing shape according to requirements - such as an aeroplane wings.

The possibilities in terms of kayak design then might include a kayak that self-repairs and can change itself depending on the prevalent water conditions (a fattening of the hull, perhaps, when the water gets choppy? Or a boat that can stretch from white water to tourer depending on whether its in fresh or saltwater?).
Hmmm...

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A big fat hefty glacier on the tops of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Brecon Beacons, Snowdon range etc......

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