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Old 20 June 2013, 17:53   #21
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Don't know if it's done in one piece on the better ones, but I suspect that's down to issues getting them out of the mould.

Self tappers and Sika would still be a better bet than plain cheap rivets, but that'd take time.
Sika doesn't stick well to polyethylene (possibly the only thing in the world it doesn;t). I'd guess the "rod holders" are an after thought - either in China OR quite possibly the UK!
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This guy has a good idea http://www.kayakfishingmagazine.net/...for-kayak.html
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Sika doesn't stick well to polyethylene (possibly the only thing in the world it doesn;t). I'd guess the "rod holders" are an after thought - either in China OR quite possibly the UK!
Would it have to though? It's flexible enough just to use as a gasket.
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I had to rescue a couple of kayaks a couple of weeks ago. Some of you may be familiar with oxwich bay in the gower. A strong rip runs past owing point especially dangerous when the tide is going out fast. I spotted them when drifting for mackerel. They were two girls in their 20's who had hired kayaks from a watersports place in the bay. Had no idea how to tow them in. I have a 4m sib. They ended up just hanging onto the grab handles in their kayaks while I pulled them along. Can't believe they weren't aware of the rip you would have thought the people renting out the kayaks would have given them warning. But no, I had to waste 45 mins of my time towing against a string rip at just above idle. Shoot me now.
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We did a kayak exercise last weekend, me on an Atlantic 75 not a kayak.

We had two professionals who were sponsored by a kayak company. We attempted to sink what was a well made kayak an whilst it did fill with water with all the hatches open it sat just below the water. What was a worry was the rubber hatch was fastened to the kayak by a thin piece of rubber which snapped and the hatch promptly sank.
We refloated the kayak and it was paddled back to shore ok.

I think I can speak for most RNLI stations in saying that if you want to exercise with the RNLI then they won't mind.

It gives the crews an idea of how to handle kayaks and occupants and it also gives owners a chance to see what their kayaks limitations are.

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But no, I had to waste 45 mins of my time towing against a string rip at just above idle. Shoot me now.
A more ambitious young man might have seen the opportunity to rescue a pair of damsels in distress as a gift from above. It's what Emergency Chocolate is for...

...at least, that's what I tell donegaldan any time he's eyeing the emergency rations.
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A more ambitious young man might have seen the opportunity to rescue a pair of damsels in distress as a gift from above. It's what Emergency Chocolate is for...

...at least, that's what I tell donegaldan any time he's eyeing the emergency rations.
If you are saying that I should enjoy it because they are two young women I am 15 I can only guess they were about 23! Bit old me thinks! Besides I am the tips of guy who would rather be fishing than chasing totty I can't get haha
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I am the tips of guy who would rather be fishing than chasing totty I can't get haha
You'll change that view when you get older

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You'll change that view when you get older
...and then later, when he gets MUCH older, the fishing will start to appeal more again!
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I had to rescue a couple of kayaks a couple of weeks ago. Some of you may be familiar with oxwich bay in the gower. A strong rip runs past owing point especially dangerous when the tide is going out fast. I spotted them when drifting for mackerel. They were two girls in their 20's who had hired kayaks from a watersports place in the bay. Had no idea how to tow them in. I have a 4m sib. They ended up just hanging onto the grab handles in their kayaks while I pulled them along. Can't believe they weren't aware of the rip you would have thought the people renting out the kayaks would have given them warning. But no, I had to waste 45 mins of my time towing against a string rip at just above idle. Shoot me now.
I'd have been inclined to bring them on board with the kayaks on the tubes.
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