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Arisaig Overnighter

Seawave main page The shell-sand skerries of Arisaig are a well-known sea kayaking destination so, blown out by the wrong sort of wind to complete our mission on Mull, we scooted over towards Morar on the warmest May day since Michael Fish was … Continue reading

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Gumotex Seawave vs Incept K40

Seawave main page Home-made rudder tested I own a Gumotex Seawave and a couple of years ago had the Incept K40 for a year or more. IMO these are two of the best IKs around for sea kayaking and touring. Like my recent paddle … Continue reading

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Grey Dogs and dog water; kayaking the Slate Islands

Fellow IKer Gael proposed we meet up during his May visit to the Hebrides; his chance to get a closer look at places he’d passed on the SSKT. Once he’d done his own thing on Mull I suggested Coll and Tiree as a satisfying … Continue reading

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Kayaking Gigha Island

With a day to spare after our two-night run around the Slate Islands, Gael suggested we head down to Gigha off the Mull of Kintyre. I’ve always wanted to visit this Scottish appendage and for Gael, Gigha had a special resonance as the starting … Continue reading

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Back in the sunny Summer Isles

Here we are back in the Summer Isles for the duration. Temptingly calm and sparkly out there right now, and we’re told it’s been fabulous weather these last few weeks. On his blog, this chap reported 28°C a couple of weeks ago near … Continue reading

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Feathercraft Java kayak review

In early 2016, Feathecraft dropped the Java/Gemini and Aironaut to stick with folding kayaks. In 2017 Feathecraft closed for good. In 2007 I was looking to move on from my Sunny to something a bit longer and self-bailing. The two boats that … Continue reading

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Kayaking through London

London made worldwide headlines this week for rioting, arson and looting. Along with scores of others, our high street got done Monday night, and next afternoon all the shops were closed, braced for a re-run that instead moved to other English cities. The map on … Continue reading

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Inflatable kayak construction. Part 1: fabrics and fabrication

Updated October 2019 I’m not an expert on any of these matters; it’s just what I’ve learned over the years. I update these pages as I learn more and welcome your corrections. This original article got a bit rambley so was split … Continue reading

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Packraft sailing

See also this post First sunny spring day around here so we went out to try out the flip-out disc sail I made over the winter on my Llama and Steve’s Big Kahuna. Wind was forecast at about 8 mph but … Continue reading

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