Tahe Marine Wind 585, Lite; Skeg/rudder combination; 4 compartments inc
forward day hatch; fast downwind V hull; suit experienced paddler;
plenty of storage space; heavy duty sail; spraydeck inc. $2800. Contact
Pel 0429 644 543.
Mirage 530 Sea Kayak (kevlar) – Single
Single kevlar with bow and day hatches, neoprene gaskets with
fibreglass a cover for the stern hatch. Bought new in 2009, used for
two longer trips, the Anaconda Race, and infrequent local day paddles.
Ideal for the lighter/ smaller paddler. Only 22kg, lighter than plastic
sea kayaks of similar dimensions. Comes with spray deck (Hiko Sport).
In good condition, kept under cover within its own handmade cover
(supplied with boat). Rudder in good working condition. The bow and day
hatches need replacement covers as the originals have perished.
Length – 5.3m
Width – 56cm
Weight – 22kg
New (equiv): $3695
Hiko Sport deck: Size C/75
In good second hand condition
New (equiv): $155
Contact Yvonne on 0439 966 989.
THROUGH THE PORT OF FREMANTLE
The club appreciates the efforts of Roger Lloyd for giving us an answer
from Fremantle Ports on transit of kayaks through the Fremantle Port.
There is nothing in the department of Planning and Infrastructure WA
Marine Act or port Authorities Regulations which prohibit small craft
transiting port waters. There is a maximum speed of 8 knots in the
harbour, and under the Port Authorities Regulations there is a 30 metre
exclusion zone around all berths and ships at berth. We have a copy of
this e-mail and are printing out copies for sea leaders to attach to
their boat in the event of being challenged entry to the harbour.
Tim Hale has a great suggestion for a new switch to replace those
mechanical switches that suffer corrosion problems. Click here for the full
photo Tim Hale
part of the ongoing upgrade of club safety procedures, Rod Coogan has
drawn up a plan for who does what, when towing a paddler in distress.
It's available as a PDF document from the Safety
Andrew Munyard has reinstituted the WA Seakayaker, our Club Newsletter.
Go to the Newsletter
page for links to recent and past editions.
Club has put together a do-it-yourself logbook kit, so that those
paddlers who would like a logbook can easily make one. The instructions
and files for printing are here.
FOR PADDLE CRAFT USERS
The WA Department of Transport, following meetings with CWA and other
interested bodies, has exempted paddle craft users from carrying a PFD
100 and flares within 400m of shore (defined as any shore including an
island and any rigid structure such as a jetty attached to and
protruding from land), and has also exempted paddle craft users from
an anchor at all times. There is also an exemption from carrying
a PFD Level 100 beyond 400 from shore as long as a PFD Level 50 is
carried. The current legislative requirements are to remain to carry 2
hand-held flares or 2 parachute distress rockets AND 2 hand held orange
smoke signals or 1 orange smoke canister, and a bailer (if not a
self-draining craft) beyond 400m of shore, an EPIRB beyond 2nm and
a radio beyond 5nm from shore.
Rod Coogan explains how to make a useful extraction line for kayaking.
Click here to
view the full article.
ROUGH WATER PADDLING NOTES
Rod Coogan has put together some thoughts on paddling safely in rough
water. Click here to view the
Malcolm Blanch has designed a bilge pump with an automatic switch that
turns on when water is detected in the cockpit. He has written up the
plans so that you can make one too. Click here for
the full article.
Robson attended the 2012 NSW Rock and Roll Sea Kayak Symposium which
included a search and rescue workshop. As a result she has written a
review of current position-indicating and signalling equipment which
all sea kayakers would find very informative. Click here to read it.