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Footwear

Footwear

We’re often asked “what do I wear on my feet over my drysuit?” So, here’s page explaining just that! It all depends upon the weather really as if it’s high summer a dry suit and boots might be too much and too hot underneath so a ‘shorty’ wet suit coupled with cheap, neoprene slipper/shoes or […]

WAVES EXPLAINED

So what is wave period and why should us kayakers care about it? If you want to avoid getting swamped by a freak wave offshore or while launching then it is a good to learn enough to keep yourself safe. Waves are generated by wind blowing in a particular direction over a period of time. […]

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Tides

Tides

Some handy information on tides for you To begin this article I’ll start with the sad fact that too many paddlers venture out to sea NOT knowing what’s beneath them and it’s alarming! Our tides are governed by the gravitational pull of the moon and there’s nothing we can do about it so we need […]

Buying a Used Kayak

Buying a Used Kayak

Here’s some handy hints on buying a used kayak So, you saw the ‘yak for you on the net and your hearts racing ‘cos you’re now sooo close to getting into the sport! You’ve arranged to go and view a used kayak. You’ve got the wad in your wallet and your going to set off […]

RYA SafeTrx App

RYA SafeTrx App

Download it, register and use it! RYA SafeTrx The CG66 scheme has now been replaced by the ‘SafeTrx’ app as of 2018. If you are a Kayak Angler (or any other inland craft) planning to fish around the UK coasts, don’t forget to register your kayak with the RYA SafeTrx app, the safety system that […]

All At Sea!

All At Sea!

How to get back to shore if it all goes wrong! This page has been taken and adapted from a forum post about paddling on the sea in a “play boat” style sit on top kayak but it suits all kinds of kayaks. Please read it & remember it. There might come a day when […]

Comps and Meets

Comps and Meets

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PFD’s

PFD’s

Choosing the correct Personal Floatation Device is essential! Nearly everyone joining our forums and/or Facebook group asks this question, “which PFD do I buy?” and it’s not easy to answer as we don’t know their stats so have to ask. The best thing to do is know your height and weight. Most PFD’s are 50n […]

Knives

Knives

Knives are dangerous but they can also save your life! Carrying a knife out at sea is crucial! Whether you need to cut a line free, or a rig tangles, or you tip over and get an ankle caught in kelp! Having a knife could potentially save your life. So, what do you choose? A […]

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