For sale – Northshore Atlantic £650

NorthShore Atlantic for sale…

white hull light grey deck…bought 2009…
usual scuffs etcetera…this boat has had a keel strip fitted and a Valley foot pump…

£650 or nearest offer…Christian Drew 07778935438

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For Sale Kari-Tek Easy Load Roof Rack

NOW SOLD
The Kari-Tek Easy Load Roof Rack is both a kayak roof rack and a canoe roof rack. It fits on to your vehicle’s existing roof bars and lowers to the side for safe, easy and secure loading of kayaks and canoes.

Sold complete with two sets of Kari-Tec  ‘J’ bars complete with additional supports and is suitable for most cars. It will bolt directly onto your own roof bars (roof bars not included) and the unit can be easily removed attached to your roof bars when not in use.

Price £300.00.

Steve’s mobile; 07788870588
Or
Sarah’s mobile; 07786238076

For more info visit, http://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/roof-racks-rails/easy-load-roof-racks

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Pirate Day 27th May – Crosby Marine Lake All Welcome

Pirate Day 27th May – Crosby Marine Lake All Welcome to come and try Demo fleet etc

What Else!! Paddle Sports Fun Day Offering Fun Sessions Including Kayaking, Canoeing, Kata Canoeing, Bell boating, Canoe Polo Demo and Much More.  Liverpool Canoe Club members and their families are welcome – everything is free

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Half the paddle, twice the paddlers

Recent open boat course (3 dock sessions and a trip) went really well.

A mix of new and more experienced paddlers met for the first session in conditions that can only be described as diabolical. It was lashing down with rain and blowing an absoloute hoollie (opens dont like wind unless we have the sail up), but everyone got stuck in and just did it.

Session two was glorious sunshine as the group worked on trimming the boat, tandem and solo paddling, hunting, and balance. Everyone did great.

Session three focused on the ability to rescue these very large craft in a safe way, ie how to empty a boat whilst not using any muscle power, and how to get back in without using any effort. This was followed by some poling, and prying and generally progressing to such an extent that everyone is safe to join a session / trip.

Session four was the trip, Farndon to Chester (12 miles), glorious sunshine, but headwind (ouch). Everyone did really well.

WELL done to all!

Unfortunatley there are not too many photos, but for some great 1970’s instructional videos then I strongly recomment the link below to the Path of the Paddle series. Excuse the 1970’s music, fashion and non uk health and safety, but the skills are just as valid now as then.

Top tip for tandem boaters, listen out for how much communication there is!!!!!!!!

Enjoy – but remember a felt hat is not as good as a crash hat in protecting your head from rocks, and PFD’s should not be quite so faded.

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For sale, Reed Aquatherm spray deck and gauntlet pogies.

For sale, Reed Aquatherm spray deck and gauntlet pogies. Can bring to Anglesey

The spraydeck fits the cockpit of the following boats (and probably more): Avocet, Northshore Ocean and Prijon Yak. It does not fit my waist tho! it says 36″ and I can get it on but it is too tight for comfort. So slim people only need apply! It is in good condition. New costs £61. Selling for £30 ono

Gauntlet Pogies are also aquatherm and in excellent condition. I just didn’t get on with them. Cost new £30. Selling for £15

I am coming to Anglesey this weekend and can bring them

Pen Godber
Email pen.godber AT gmail.com

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For Sale Roof Bars £40 and £100

Thule roof bars with Ekla J bars fitted. These are the Thule bars to fit cars with roof bars rather than roof rails. I will take £100 for them to make some space in the garage.

Wide bars for carrying two open boats. I had these bars made for me so I could take both my open boats on trips. The clamps are designed to fit over standard Thule bars. The bars are very strong. £40.

Pick up Little Neston or I can drop off to marina.

Mark Steward
Email:  mark_steward AT sky.com

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Abersoch and St Tudwals Sea Kayak Trip by Hannah Bellamy

On bank holiday Monday, a sea trip was planned from Abersoch out to the St Tudwals islands on the Llŷn Peninsula at the western end of Tremadog Bay, west Wales.

Most of us met at Queensferry so we could car share across to Abersoch and after a scenic drive we unloaded the boats at Abersoch beach. Andy Garland briefed us on the planned route, the expected weather and tides and the 9 of us launched about midday.

Weather was cloudy with a slight breeze, a nd the water quite still as we paddled out to the St Tudwals Islands. We paddled first to the east island, and around the far edge where we met a couple of seals perched on a rock. We then paddled across to the east island around which I completed my first circumnavigation! This island is owned by Bear Grylls as a holiday home and we could see where he had complied to take down the slide he had built before Gwynedd Council spotted it.

As the Islands are privately owned we couldn’t land on them so, as we were all getting peckish, we headed to a beach a little south to where we had launched. The surf was a too strong to get all 9 of us on and off safely, especially with a few of us who had never tried a surf landing, but Pete Thomas beautifully demonstrated before we started back around the headland. We were now paddling against the tide, working up an appetite, and the swell was great fun; there was even a bit of surfing.

We stopped at a little beach for lunch and sat and watched the clouds clear as the afternoon sun came out. A family, also on the beach, said they had seen dolphins at a similar time the day before and we kept an eye out but sadly they didn’t come out for us.

One of the brilliant things about this club is it’s wonderfully encouraging and generous members. So far, I had been paddling a great new club purchase, a small delphin, and to paddle back to Abersoch beach Mark Pawley offered his Greenland boat, a wonderfully sleek and responsive boat complete with Greenland paddle!

We paddled gently back, landed on the beach, and spent some time trying out each other’s boats and playing a little more before packing away about 5pm. Accompanied by a round of tea and Eccles cakes, courtesy of Mark and Dave, we loaded up and watched the refined art of Mark getting four sea boats on the roof of his van.

A superb days paddling, many thanks to all my fellow paddlers (and the bin men of Allerton who helped me get the boat on the car!) for a delightful bank holiday on the water.

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For Sale Pyranha karnali, medium £425

One Pyranha karnali, medium size for sale it has the full connect 30 rig, plus airbags.

This boat has never been used for white water running and only has surface scrapes that would be expected from being used a few times. This kayak is in excellent condition and has been stored inside, as you will see by the photos and also on inspection when viewing the kayak. The price that i am asking is £425, so looking for a quick sale.

Also for sale is a composite gorilla paddle, also in good condition (right hander ) £100.

Paul Wilson
Email paulawillo113 AT hotmail.co.uk

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