Author: Duncan

Review: Kayalu Suction Mount and Tough Bar

So having invested in a Go Pro camera, I then turned my attention to the issue of mounting it onto sea kayaks. I’d already picked up a RAM ball-mount for the Go Pro however realised that as part of a Kayalu Gear Navbeam system that I reviewed a while back actually contained all the ingredients I needed for a versatile mounting system similar to the specific Kayalu Suction Mount and Tough Bar package. Kayalu Gear sell a power suction mount system and a tough bar extension pole – a rigid pole with Ram mounts at each end and NClamps...

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Video: P&H Hammer

I’ve been out playing in the new P&H Hammer as part of my ongoing writing for Ocean Paddler Magazine. Having just invested in a GoPro Hero 3 camera I was looking for a test piece to start learning my way around the camera so shot some footage of flat water testing the P&H Hammer down on the Beaulieu River. Here are the results! The P&H Hammer is a very unique boat and a very interesting and in some ways tricky kayak to test and review as it is different to a traditional sea kayak. P&H describe the Hammer as:...

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Kayaking Kit Shop

  Kayaking Kit are based just North of Fordingbridge. They stock a wide range of paddling equipment but have a particular focus on both Sea Kayaking and Surf Kayaking. They have packed a huge amount of stock into their shop including an impressive array of Zegul, Tahe Marine and other Sea Kayaks. Similarly, in the clothing, equipment and accessories section of the store, a large range of kit is on display including a number of unusual and very interesting brands alongside some of the more well known suppliers. Kayaking Kit also provide mail order via their website. I spent...

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Sea Kayak With Gordon Brown DVD 3

October 2013 will see the release of the next Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown DVD 3 which carries the subtitle ‘Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies’. Gordon Brown and Simon Willis have been hard at work over the past months filming, editing and gathering feedback for the next in their multi-award winning instructional series and have today released the first trailer. I’ve been lucky enough to have seen various sections of the DVD during the production process in order to help provide a little bit of feedback so it’s great to see how the content has been polished and...

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Sea Kayak Repair Kits

Howard Jeffs has recently created a superb range of sea kayak repair kits which are available for mail order via his website. For those who have not come across Howard Jeffs, he has a long and established career as a sea kayak coach/guide as well as a boat designer and manufacturer. This includes time spent working for/with several well known brands including Valley and P&H. Howard has transferred his knowledge of sea kayak construction, modification and repairs into designing a range of sea kayak repair kits containing tried and trusted components for effecting repairs on both composite and plastic...

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