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The Secrets of Priest Island

Seawave main page High pressure alert! No, my range of recreational leisurecraft weren’t about to blow, it’s the weather – and that’s not about to blow. Far from it. A high was about to lasso the north of Scotland with its concentric isobars. … Continue reading

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Seawaving, not drowning

Seawave main page I’ve had a chance to do a few day trips in the Seawave, including trying it out as a tandem boat. The main view west from our place is  over to Glas-leac Mor, one of the peripheral Summer Isles, with … Continue reading

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Seawave vs Gumotex 410C + skeg-rudder mod

Seawave main page The new Solar 3 I had a visit from former Olympic slalom trainer and canoeist Jim the other day. He bought a Solar 410C after browsing IK&P and declares it one of his favourite boats. I ran the previous … Continue reading

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Gumotex Seawave in Venice

Seawave main page I’ve had the Seawave a few months but paddling in Venice last week was my first proper outing. Venice lagoon was pretty calm on the day – there was more wash inside the Grand Canal from the vaporetti … Continue reading

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Paddling the Venice Vogalonga

Seawave main page ‘Viva La Vogalonga! Viva Venezia! VIVA SAN MARCO!’ With the above proclamation and a shot from a cannon the 41st Vogalonga, a huge paddling regatta, got underway. Fettuccini’s stirring aria, La Forcola boomed from the speakers and the colourful flotilla pulled away from of the east end of Venice’s Grand Canal … Continue reading

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Modifications to my Gumotex Seawave

Seawave main page Grappling to get the boat out of the muddy Medway river at Yalding the other day put a light scrape on the hull. It reminded me that, along with the PRVs, another winter job was to fit a protective strake under … Continue reading

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Fitting 4.8 psi PRVs on a Gumotex Seawave

Seawave main page General article covering PRVs Updated February 2018 – see Adam’s comment below My current Gumotex Seawave is a well spec’d IK for my sort of inshore paddling and occasional touring, especially as it’s factory rated to run at a higher-than-usual 0.25bar … Continue reading

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Seawave: windy test run

Seawave main page The new boat had to get christened in what they call a ‘fresh breeze’. It was only going to get windier over the next few days. Either that or it would stay rolled up till the new year. I went to freshwater Loch Ra round the … Continue reading

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Gumotex Seawave kayak preview – 0.25 bar

Seawave main page The Seawave was released in 2013 and in 2016 a very similar model was released with a rudder option. The Seawave can be run as a single, double or triple and is being sold in France and Germany … Continue reading

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