That Sinking Feeling …

I recently helped Terry repair his kayak after it developed a leak around one of the recess holes. The depth sounder/drain holes are common wear spots because the plastic tends to be raised in these areas and is therefore prone to damage. The...

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Using the mark one eyeball

Last Sunday (14/10) our kayak trips saw a mix of weather conditions which demonstrated just how fast weather systems move through the Channel islands, and how localised conditions can be. For most of the week the forecasts had been pretty mixed...

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Check the straps!

As I pulled one of our kayak straps down to secure a kayak onto the roof rack today it snapped. Luckily I was pulling downwards and not diagonally. Otherwise I’d have take a nasty fall. The strap looked okay except that it hard torn apart...

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“Thunderbirds are go…”

A great day afloat in St Brelade today doing BCU 3 Star training. Wind came up a bit and Keith ended up doing his “International Rescue-Thunderbirds are go” bit to help a lad on an Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP). 3 SUPs had headed into...

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Kayak Registration in Jersey

A new law is about to be debated in the States to update the old regulations for Boats and surf riding craft. This is now lodged for voting in the States on 1 May 2012.I learned of this by chance and was concerned as it requires kayaks to be...

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