GPS unit for a Sea Kayaing trip

#1
Good Evening.

Later this year i will attempta trip Kayaking in the sea solo from Land's End to John O Groats raing money for BLESMA, Combat Stress & H4H.

I have my route sorted, various Marine Charts & compass etc & tidal calulations ready to go. I am after a portable Marine GPS with loaded charts etc, i have looked on the internet and there are afew, but none that have great reviews.

Any ideas?
 

jarrod248

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#4
The water will be very cold and it sounds like hard work. I'd let the train take the strain. Nothing at John O'Groats other than a few rabbits.
 
#5
The water will be very cold and it sounds like hard work. I'd let the train take the strain. Nothing at John O'Groats other than a few rabbits.
To keep warm I plan to piss myself in my wetsuite at least 5 times a day, i like that feeling, even more when it run's down my left stump (it's quite sensitive) and makes me tingle!
 
#7
I'll make you tingle but it does seem a long way.
Are you trying to groom me? do you have an amputee festish? ;)

It is a long way, but Kayaking out in the sea for a few day does not stand out enough when trying to raise money.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#8
Are you trying to groom me? do you have an amputee festish? ;)

It is a long way, but Kayaking out in the sea for a few day does not stand out enough when trying to raise money.
It's not a fetish it's about accessibility but if you're sure I'll make some soup.
 
#11
Mark drop Hector Chavez a line. I have the distinct impression he was a Marine and knows some shakeys in Poole so he might be able to get you the best advice for kit choice for your venture.
 
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cloudbuster

Guest
#17
Let me know when you plan to set off, as I'd like to see you do a seal-entry from the top of the cliffs at LE.


BTW, which way round are you going?
 
#19
Let me know when you plan to set off, as I'd like to see you do a seal-entry from the top of the cliffs at LE.


BTW, which way round are you going?
Haha, I am going from John 0 Groats first, they have a harbour with good road access, i plan to finish around Penzance. I will be heading down the East coast (only real concern is Dover and the 7 shipping lanes) but i have a portable VHF Marine Radio with a C/S allocated from the HM CG, i will just have to radio in before crossing.

After doing alot of research the East side is favorable due to the calmer predicted winds and tides, i have also gone against Kayaking inland as so much portage will be required for locks etc, also i have only one leg so i dont want to be ******* about putting my false one on and off.

Still very much in the planning stages, but the charities chosen: BLESMA, H4H & Holiday's for Heroes. I am trying to get a web site uo and going, as soon as i do, i will post a link on here.
 

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