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    I would go for something longer and slimmer then,...

    I would go for something longer and slimmer then, perception triumph/Galaxy sturgeon (newest version)/OK trident or prowler 13 or similar. You will be able to go in a straight line longer, carry...
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    To do what exactly?...

    To do what exactly?
    (Fresh/salt/play/distance/speed etc?)
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    Not sure it would be much good on any white water

    Not sure it would be much good on any white water
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    Absolutely guys, but still worth letting people...

    Absolutely guys, but still worth letting people know about those who have a poor after sales record
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    Kayak users beware (rogue trader)

    A friend bought a NDK Romany RM kayak from Sea kayaking Scotland (Link isn`t working sorry) in Oban and has had a bad deal from them. It appears he isn`t the only one and the owner refuses to answer...
  6. Thread: Dog buoyancy aid

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    I`m not keen, although my dog is less than 20kg I...

    I`m not keen, although my dog is less than 20kg I would be grabbing the scruff of the neck and the scruff of their hindquarters to lift them in as straps etc don`t support the whole of the body but...
  7. There is a guy on another site who takes his...

    There is a guy on another site who takes his springer out on his SOT kayak, however after having my spaniel try to topple us when we were out in our canoe when ducks or geese went past it is...
  8. Thread: Life jackets

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    I fish from my SOT kayak and your point is an...

    I fish from my SOT kayak and your point is an interesting one. Kayak anglers wear pfd`s rather than an auto inflating type as re-entry would be very hard with one but due to your problem I`m at a...
  9. That`s a good price, have you tried advertising...

    That`s a good price, have you tried advertising on any kayak angling forums, not sure if I can link to them but but any anglers that are afloat would know the site and they are well recognised as an...
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    Have you tried using a canoe/kayak trolley...

    Have you tried using a canoe/kayak trolley inverted on the windscreen method?
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    You could probably fit a self draining scupper...

    You could probably fit a self draining scupper plug into it to drain any water that may be sloshing about in the bilge?
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    In a drysuit what does it matter :D I still...

    In a drysuit what does it matter :D
    I still manage to have a few false starts with re-entry as I have VHF, PLB and knife attached to the PFD which at times catch as I try to get across the gun`les
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    We used this style od seat when fishing from our...

    We used this style od seat when fishing from our canoe, https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/freedom-trail-anywhere-chair-p321992

    It is a similar idea to the galaxy and other SOT kayak seats but without...
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    Wet wet wet on and in the Tay

    Decided to go for a peddle on the Tay and practice my re-entry techniques, the forecast was for rain later...
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    If you need a screw type barrel, decathlon do...

    If you need a screw type barrel, decathlon do them, however they say they are NOT watertight, just splash proof
  16. Thread: Still afloat

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    The Hobie is a good bit of kit, however the...

    The Hobie is a good bit of kit, however the standard fins are good but to really go somewhere you need the turbo fins, and they cost more but I can get almost 8knts out of it, going downstream in a...
  17. Thread: Still afloat

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    Sure is a nice piece of coastline and good inland...

    Sure is a nice piece of coastline and good inland waterways too, hoping to get out tomorrow :D
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    I know people get hot but I spend several days...

    I know people get hot but I spend several days this summer out at sea during the hot weather and I wore my drysuit and a thick foam PFD, yes I was a bit warm but not too bad, I have to put safety...
  19. Thread: Still afloat

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    Still afloat

    After 4 years of bobbing about the waterways of Scotland I had to give up my canoe! Originally we thought that we would just tour, but we both liked to fish on occasions so that might have been one...
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    ...and for that reason you should have one of you...

    ...and for that reason you should have one of you wearing a tether.
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    He sure is! I tried a small fire in it last night...

    He sure is! I tried a small fire in it last night and it worked ok, need to get the right amount of charcoal in it to get it cooking right. My wife told me that one of the house mothers in Kenya...
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    I don`t like being out at sea in either of my...

    I don`t like being out at sea in either of my SOT`s in 15-20 mph winds and they are designed for fishing at sea, I would think you will have problems with tracking in winds less than that due to the...
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    It did happen to a member of our fishing club,...

    It did happen to a member of our fishing club, fell into the River Tay and hit his head, sadly no longer with us.
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    Cook like a Kenyan

    My wife went to Nairobi to volunteer for a couple of weeks this summer and (home) cooking was mainly done on a Jiko, but they also provide a basic form of heating (Nairobi is cool in our summertime)....
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    Pull toggle inflatables are fine unless you take...

    Pull toggle inflatables are fine unless you take a bash to the head on your way over the gun`les
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