Sea Kayaking • Re: Thigh braces on P&H boats
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by PlymouthDamo
17h ago
Or... do away with the thigh grips and use a masik. See video from about 2:00 It might be worth a try, but it would be a different situation to that video because her boat's got an ocean cockpit which holds the foam securely over her knees. All she's using the foam for is to make tighter contact between her legs and the deck. The OP's boat has a keyhole cockpit, so if they tried to put a sheet of foam across their knees, it wouldn't be under the deck so would need to be trapped in position under the thigh braces and/or the cockpit rim. There's a chance it might just pop out of position when ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Did YOU paddle today ?
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by ian johnston
1d ago
A pleasant day on the Moray Firth Riviera - Hopeman to Covesea and return :o) The two-legged stack of "Gow's Castle" Approaching Covesea lighthouse under bright sun First luncheon stop Some of the intricate rock architecture on this part of the coast Statistics: Posted by ian johnston — Tue Jul 23, 2024 6:13 pm ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Thigh braces on P&H boats
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by Paddler McPaddlerson
2d ago
I think I'm going to have to move the braces forward so they cover part of my knee. I paddled yesterday with my Virgo, and had the braces as far back as they would go. Even then, the front edge dug into my leg right before my kneecap. It doesn't seem like these are made to be positioned like this. If they are, it's extremely poor design. Here's the "dent" left in my leg after paddling for a while. I've had fun and games trying to get custom thigh braces to be comfortable in self-build boats so I'm not surprised manufacturers can fail to provide a 'one size fits all' adjustable job. If you ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Thigh braces on P&H boats
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by CWP
2d ago
Or... do away with the thigh grips and use a masik. See video from about 2:00 iframe Statistics: Posted by CWP — Tue Jul 23, 2024 12:48 pm ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Thigh braces on P&H boats
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by PlymouthDamo
2d ago
I think I'm going to have to move the braces forward so they cover part of my knee. I paddled yesterday with my Virgo, and had the braces as far back as they would go. Even then, the front edge dug into my leg right before my kneecap. It doesn't seem like these are made to be positioned like this. If they are, it's extremely poor design. Here's the "dent" left in my leg after paddling for a while. I've had fun and games trying to get custom thigh braces to be comfortable in self-build boats so I'm not surprised manufacturers can fail to provide a 'one size fits all' adjustable job. If you've ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Best sail?
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by Max_W
2d ago
I’m not sure how the different brands of sail would attach to a SOT but I have a KCS sail for my sea kayak and rate it very highly. 8 mph recently without paddling…! Awesome, and a bit scary…! Statistics: Posted by Max_W — Mon Jul 22, 2024 8:19 pm ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Best sail?
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by RedPlanet
2d ago
I'm a very experienced dinghy sailor. And had years experience with kayaks too. Now looking to combine the fun with a kayak sail. But which is the best? Particularly, which sail is the best for reaching or maybe even for getting a bit of upwind action? Because you can only blat off on a high-speed broad reach for so long... if your only upwind option is to fold the sail and muscle your way back with the paddle. Planning to put it on a 16ft WS Tarpon because it's reasonably slippery for an SOT but also 28" wide and has a rudder... so seems like an all-round ideal platform. Statistics: Posted ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Thigh braces on P&H boats
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by Paddler McPaddlerson
2d ago
I think I'm going to have to move the braces forward so they cover part of my knee. I paddled yesterday with my Virgo, and had the braces as far back as they would go. Even then, the front edge dug into my leg right before my kneecap. It doesn't seem like these are made to be positioned like this. If they are, it's extremely poor design. Here's the "dent" left in my leg after paddling for a while. Statistics: Posted by Paddler McPaddlerson — Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:18 pm ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Did YOU paddle today ?
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by leighv
3d ago
That does look heavenly, Grian! Fearing potential singledom if I abandoned my non-paddling partner for a fourth sea-bound weekend in a row, I was nevertheless able to sneak in a few hours with some friends at a local white water centre on Saturday while he went for a walk along the river and enjoyed some local hospitality. I'm not a WW paddle by any stretch of the imagination, but I do go with friends around once a month or so, and I've found some of the skills I've learned from WW quite transferable to the sea. Statistics: Posted by leighv — Mon Jul 22, 2024 8:49 am ..read more
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Sea Kayaking • Re: Did YOU paddle today ?
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by Grian
3d ago
After a weekend of long workdays I set the alarm for early o'clock. All thoughts of tiredness were forgotten once on the water, I paddled through pastel clouds with only the sounds of terns and the distant thundering of a waterfall, absolutely heavenly. Topped off with some of mum's crumble for breakfast! Statistics: Posted by Grian — Mon Jul 22, 2024 7:35 am ..read more
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