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Looking for a skirt of my Old Town Otter Kayak?
I'm looking for a skirt of my Old Town Otter kayak, I saw many on eBay. But most says S, M, L, XL or it will not say what are the dimensions. I'm looking for an elite Harmony II, but without knowing what size I need in this skirt.
Old Town makes skirts of his ships, the size you need your line is 3.9: http://www.redrockstore.com/Catalog/index.php?action=show_detail&crn=75&rn=297 Here is a group of skirts should fit your boat: http://www.rutabaga.com/globalFitter.asp?tmid=250&fptid=150004&tptid=150006&fmid=7&fpid=1000494 You can also get a mini skirt for her. I have a leisure boat old perception that I have a mini skirt. It ideal for wall drops, but in a hot day summer, still has plenty of air to keep cool. This should answer your door: http://www.rutabaga.com/product.asp?pid=1012405
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What is the best exercise for 7 / 8 "holes in 1 1 / 4" PVC pipe?
Make a great project that involves drilling 2 layers 1 1 / 4 "PVC in a row now and I bit actually seems to" bounce "on PVC and wear – that someone knows what kind of work and little to make space for this beautiful?
A drill ship drill might work better, but try to shoot through work, which could work better in a year where you can control the speed. These are the ones with a wood screw as the central point. In a drilling rig when the wood (Probably plastic), usually prevent eating too fast by pulling the bit when it comes to grip. Ensure the work are established and operate at low speeds while doing this. Perhaps the practice of some waste in advance.
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High-Quality Kayak Paddles
Once you have bought your kayak, kayak paddles are next on your list. So, how do you select the best one for you? You have to choose what is right and works for you. It is a matter of personal preference and there are many deciding factors that will influence your choice.
Kayak paddles are available in a wide variety. They have different uses such as white water paddling or flat water touring. The control you have over your kayak is affected by the different types of blades of the paddles you use. Paddles can differ in weight, length, material, and shapes of blades.
Many kayak enthusiasts select paddles according to lengths. You can decide on lengths by considering the paddles as an extension of your body. Paddle lengths may be influenced by the height and torso of a person as well. Somebody who is tall but with a shorter torso may require shorter paddle and vice versa. Wider boats could do with longer paddles and in some cases paddling styles decide the type of paddles you use. There are paddles specially designed for children.
Kayak paddles were traditionally made of wood. Wood has unique properties which include strength, buoyancy, durability, and stiffness. Each wooden paddle gives a different feel, so you get a wider range of choices when you select wood. Seasoned kayakers love wooden paddles. There are wooden paddles which incorporate urethane plastic tips and hidden plastic inserts as well. Wooden paddles retain warmth and helps achieve smooth strokes.
Now the majority of medium- to high-quality kayak paddles are made from plastic composites. The materials used include fiberglass, Kevlar and graphite (carbon fiber), and plastic resin. The biggest advantage of using these composites is the utility of high strength and low weight.
Fiberglass paddles are durable, lightweight, and maintenance-free. This material allows complex blade shapes. These paddles are very popular for whitewater and sea kayaking.
Aluminum And Plastic
These are economical paddles that can be used for kayaks and have aluminum shafts. But these paddles don’t feel warm in cool weather and are more suitable for recreational kayakers and beginners.
Blade Designs And Shapes
Paddles can have feathered or non-feathered designs. Feathering reduces wind resistance. Blade angles may differ from 40 to 90 degrees. Smaller angles are easier on your wrists but larger angles are more efficient when paddling.
Blades can be symmetrical and asymmetrical. Asymmetrical blades are efficient while paddling and good for longer periods of paddling by reducing fatigue. Symmetrical blades power you through water quickly. Shapes of blades differ and you can get flat, spooned or cupped, or dihedral. Some are a combination of shapes.
Kayak paddles of superior quality can be bought at Accent Paddles which supplies superior quality items at the best prices. The paddles are designed for ease of use and have adjustment knobs to set it at your desired angle. With 45 years of experience in the field, you are assured of top quality, designs, and materials when you buy paddles from this industry leading store.
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www.accentpaddles.com is the leading supplier of high-quality kayak paddles in various designs and shapes.
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Improve Your Sea Kayaking Skills In 7 Planned Steps
If you are a sea kayaking buff, loving to get out onto the water and paddle around your local area, there are ways to improve your skills, make your paddles safer and more rewarding, and to increase your stamina for longer paddles. Over my paddling years, I have kind of stumbled onto some things. But when I got more serious about improving my skills to be a better paddler, (really just to keep paddling as my body aged!), I took up a long-term course of action to be a better kayaker. This is more or less what I have done to improve myself as a sea kayaker. I have boiled it down to 7 things that I have done, and still do over the course of each year.
1. Learn how to pack your kayak for stability and safety. Believe it or not, the way you pack your kayak can make a significant difference in its stability. Even to just add weight into it usually increases stability. Increased stability means it is more safe. Take along a set of extra clothes, a shelter of some sort, a bit of food, a stove and matches or lighter, extra water, and a way to signal for help. These items are then in your kayak in case a sudden weather change makes you land and strands you. The weight of these items should be packed evenly from left to right and from front to back, maybe with a slight extra in the back to raise the nose a bit. If the weight is kept as low as possible, then you will be more in the water and more stable.
2. Improve your paddling skills. Every time you go out paddling, try practicing a particular stroke that you find difficult. Practice the sweeps and draws, as well as the braces, each and every paddle. Get more instruction, if necessary, to learn more strokes, and just to have someone watch and help you with the movements you need to perform the stroke efficiently. A good way to improve your paddling skills is to join a group of river kayakers and play around in the smaller, more responsive boat. You have to use your core body strength and motion more in a river kayak which helps develop the habit of body to do it in a sea kayak.
3. Learn a variety of rescue techniques. If you are a regular kayaker, you need to be able to get back into your kayak if you capsize. This is really critical. If you can do a cowboy scramble on to the back of your boat, your are doing great. If you can do a paddle float rescue, great. If you can re-enter and roll, or just roll back up on your own, then you are totally awesome. Many kayaking centers and universities offer instruction to help kayakers with rescues. If you are lucky, then you can do it in the warmer water of a pool. Many smaller town and most cities have someone offering pool sessions for kayak resuce.
4. Paddle some challenging areas, but with a safety net. If you haven’t paddled in currents or small surf, then challenge yourself to go do it. Take along some friends who know what they are doing to give it a bit of a safety net. If you are in real life challenges, you will better remember what you have learned, so challenge yourself and practice your skills in the challenge.
5. Learn some weather prediction skills. One of the biggest dangers on the water is sudden wind changes. Wind can make kayaking very difficult to impossible at times. Learn how to view the clouds and what they mean. Pay attention to the stories from your area about what to look for for wind or for rain. Get licensed for marine radio to listen to the forecasts and be able to communicate to other mariners about the weather. Local kayak centers often provide short courses in the local weather patterns and what to look for.
6. Learn and use navigation skills. Start learning how to read nautical charts and use a compass with it. Take these things out with you on your kayak and begin observing the islands and rocks that are in front of you, matching them to the chart information. Practice taking bearings and setting courses. Pay attention to times and chart distances you’ve travelled to begin estimating your speed and location. If you happen to be out on a really rainy or foggy day, you will thank yourself for practicing these skills. Learn how to use the tide tables to calculate your nearest tides and currents.
7. Learn to rely on your kayak and yourself. Plan your routes and write down these float plans to give to someone before you leave. When packing your kayak, think through the placement of things to make sure you have needed items at hand. Try to set yourself up to be able to reach everything you need with minimal interruption and compromise of your stability. Watch ahead and around you and think through what may be under the water or around the corner or, coming fast down the passage you are in.
If you are thinking about working on any one of these steps each time you paddle, your skills will improve and you will be more comfortable and more confident in the water. These are all essential skills for being a good paddler, and developing them only helps you to get the most out of your paddles. By training, preparing, and learning, you can improve your kayak abilities, giving you greater options on where and when you can paddle. So, follow the steps and get out there and enjoy the water.
About the Author
Gary Ward has been leading trips and teaching in wilderness areas for 20 years. Having travelled from desert to sea, he spends most of his time now in coastal areas, exploring the boundary between land and sea, land and sky, and sea and sky.
Gary can be found on one of these boundaries, running Coastal Bliss Adventures with his partner, Georgia Newsome, and writing about Beautiful BC.
Kayaking at Sandbanks Poole. 25.04.10.
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6 x 8 foot inflatable go fishing for mackerel in the sea?
my friend came up with this idea?
Does not even leave port on a ship so small … Unless you want to risk his life. I have a 21-foot boat with a 75hp engine great on the back and all the facilities you can imagine that cost thousands saftery euros and were caught in the sea! Let me tell you turn the worst experience … A wave of eliminating red swamp / a rib the size of a chicken suddenly. And time can change very quickly in the sea that once had to pull an oar 10 feet with a young couple on board who had difficulties with strong currents, if i hadnt been there to pull a rope to his only God knows where would be now. It is definitely worth it for some fish! Why not try your luck fishing for mackerel off the coast? They tend to stay near the shore in search of more time for small fish and sand lance. I've had many days where you can fill a bag mackerel in a couple of hours, casting a trail of feathers from the shore. Need mackerel feathers? Finding a good online store for business in all types of tracks and feathers: http://www.highlandtackle.co.uk
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