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#51 SpeciMan

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:16 PM

Good luck tomorrow if you head out. Its pretty rough out there at the moment, the easterly wind is pushing right into Swanage Bay. I'd be interested to hear/see how calmer it is in lee of the Tout.
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 08:28 PM

Sorry Speciman we bottled it. Didnt fancy the walk with the good chance we would not be able to launch. Richi has started a separate thread ref Keyhaven.

Just a note to anybody that may be thinking of copying Yarak2 anchor system. The system worked great, probably best I have seen. The spool sits in the flushmount and deploys line hands free. However, the spool in the pictures and featured on Anglersafloat has a centre handle made out of a hard sea float. Tests showed it worked great but the sea trials today showed that the float weakens when wet. Today it snapped so use the dowel method for the handle. :oops: :wallbash: :whistling:
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#53 richi

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

Yarak 2DSCF0093.JPG DSCF0101.JPG DSCF0102.JPG ment]good to see you back on the water :thumbs:
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#54 SpeciMan

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 09:17 PM

Hi Darnsarf

How did the backrest work out - Did it make much difference? Your kayak looks a brighter yellow out on the water. Can't wait till I get my Scupper.

Edited by SpeciMan, 18 March 2006 - 09:18 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:52 PM

Richi its good to be back and thanks for the company. That Pheonix is turning into quite a machine. As you said the Caper would have been in reverse for most of the day given the wind.

Speciman, its a paler yellow than the one in two halves. But Richi says it looks better. I didnt realise it looks so low on the water......cool. They handle great, you can get drier rides but given what has been thrown at her to date at no time have i "had a moment". If it had been summer (warmer) I would have not hesitated to take her out for a play into that force 6 that was blowing on the other side of the shingle bank . Not that Im suggesting that that is a good idea for most but the point is I know the Yak could handle it no problems, the rest would be down to me. Richi in the P13 could handle any rescue!! :wheelchair: :D

Do not go and play in a force 6! Its not big and its not clever. :thumbdown:
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 11:18 PM

Ref the seat. Will stick with it but not that big a difference. Main advantage was that it provides 2 ideal anchor points for rod leashes when using bog pipe special and an additional pouch on back. Didnt provide any more back support than normal sitting position, bit kinder on the glutimus maximus.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:46 AM

Arse.

Sorry, just looked up my Latin <>English dictionary.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:56 AM

Hi Darnsarf

How did the backrest work out - Did it make much difference? Your kayak looks a brighter yellow out on the water. Can't wait till I get my Scupper.

after seeing it go in 20mph winds yesterday you won't be dissapointed Speciman the yellow looks much better than the yellow of my old Caper somehow

Edited by richi, 19 March 2006 - 07:57 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 01:33 PM

Hake. Im a amazed I spelt it rit :P
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