SIK advice

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Mac50L
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:29 pm

YakSolo_333 wrote:I wouldnt go out without a skirt, its just so wrong ;):
Definitely need a sprayskirt ??? - which is why I paddled for a few years without one including a D'Urville Island trip, Abel Tasman numerous times, Pelorus Sounds a few times and Lyttelton very often.

It keeps the cold water off your knees and if you have a wet boat, stops waves getting in in a short chop. Also keeps sunburn off your legs.

Otherwise nothing to hinder a wet exit without one and easy to bail the cockpit if water does drip in. And yes I had a dry design in those days. My present and previous kayak were wet boats. My partner's is the dry version.

Paddle float - 2 wine cask liners in a nylon bag with a divider for the paddle to slip into. Only problem is the wine casks need to be emptied first.....

How to build a high capacity bilge pump is on the KASK website. When people ask if they can try mine I tell them to out further than knee deep as using it will lower the tide. Then they come back and ask how to get the sand out as they picked up the bottom as well..... I don't use a collar for flotation, the flotation is a flow shaper inside the pump just above the outlet.

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Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:43 pm

Douugie wrote:Well got myself a Shearwater Q-kayak and in as new condition, very happy :clap: :inlove: Hopefully will take out for a quick paddle tomorrow in close until I get a sprayskirt, Bilge pump, and Paddle float.

Will now be checking trade me for some deals on these items, and reading as much info as I can find on the net about Sea kayaking.

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Doug
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Douugie
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:45 pm

paddlesnap wrote:8) Cool , get in a paddling group for a start and the confidence soon builds .
Don't know where you're based but if South Auckland give us a PM when you are ready to learn rolling/ self rescue etc.
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Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Mac50L wrote:
YakSolo_333 wrote:I wouldnt go out without a skirt, its just so wrong ;):
Definitely need a sprayskirt ??? - which is why I paddled for a few years without one including a D'Urville Island trip, Abel Tasman numerous times, Pelorus Sounds a few times and Lyttelton very often.
I don't think he was being too serious there ;)
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Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:22 pm

sk8e8 wrote:
Mac50L wrote:I paddled for a few years without one including a D'Urville Island trip, Abel Tasman numerous times, Pelorus Sounds a few times and Lyttelton very often.
I don't think he was being too serious there ;)
What I said was true.

Possibly 5 or 6 years with the Coastal without a sprayskirt (including those trips noted above) and didn't really get a proper sprayskirt until I built the Seaward. Since then I've always used a sprayskirt unless it is a warm day and not going far. I don't think I've ever had or used one in Oz except out to Dunk Island in a double.

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Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:04 pm

Well hopefully if the weather holds this weekend I will get to take the Shearwater out without a skirt.... :tmi: but will definetly be staying in close to shore.

As far as adding rod holders for later on, what are others using railblaza/scotty, one up front and one behind for when paddling???

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Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:32 pm

I have both scotty and rblazza on my different kayaks, scotties are better made, and the base distributes the pressure better vital for glass yaks and taking out the rod tube from the port is 100 times easier but rblazzas are lighter. I would only put one scotty in front and one or two flush type at the back. Ps has a good right up about this and everything else you need to start fishing on a sea Kayak. Search for Torres mods
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Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:10 pm

Mac50L wrote:
sk8e8 wrote:
Mac50L wrote:I paddled for a few years without one including a D'Urville Island trip, Abel Tasman numerous times, Pelorus Sounds a few times and Lyttelton very often.
I don't think he was being too serious there ;)
What I said was true.

Possibly 5 or 6 years with the Coastal without a sprayskirt (including those trips noted above) and didn't really get a proper sprayskirt until I built the Seaward. Since then I've always used a sprayskirt unless it is a warm day and not going far. I don't think I've ever had or used one in Oz except out to Dunk Island in a double.
Sorry, I mean YS, not you. Oh never mind lol
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