Howard Jeffs http://www.howardjeffs.com PaddleSports Coaching Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:38:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Paddle Park/Contact Tow http://www.howardjeffs.com/paddle-parkcontact-tow/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/paddle-parkcontact-tow/#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:42:03 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1573 a0fb1a53-fc4e-4de7-ba36-1ef9b4d35340

The Paddle Park – Contact Tow is a useful way to secure paddles during rescue situations, provide a fully adjustable instant towing system and a dependable method of pulling two kayaks together during a rafted tow.

This is combined with twin “fail safe” methods of release and ease of attachment & removal to any kayak fitted with deck lines. Best fitted in pairs.

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Ouch Pouch http://www.howardjeffs.com/ouch-pouch/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/ouch-pouch/#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:31:18 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1568 The “Ouch Pouch” has been developed as the first line of support in the event of a major bleed or breathing difficulties?

Small enough to keep in your buoyancy aid pocket, it’s main contents are a “TRAMA FIX” high absorbency bandage and a pocket face mask, as well as a pair of nitrile gloves, half a meter of cohesive dressing, ABC & Casualty cards. All conveniently vacuum packed for protection.

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CONTENTS

1 x Rebreath one-Way Valve

  • Plastic Film containing a one-way valve 
  • Film acts as a barrier to help prevent infection
  • One-way valve allows expired air ventilation

1 x  .5 meter of Easiplaster

  • Fast, easy application
  • Sticks to itself, not skin, hair or wounds
  • Easy-tear, tear to any size
  • Stretch & washproof
  • Adhesive free

1 x TramaFix major bleed trauma bandage

  • New technology for major bleeds
  • Offers amazing absorption of fluid
  • Vacuum compressed packing
  • Advanced absorbency protection

1 x J Cloth

  • Dry/clean hands or additional bandage?

1 x Pair Nitrile Gloves

  • Size large

1 x Casualty Card/ABC information

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View Easiplaster video

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TRANGIA 25 Adaptor Ring http://www.howardjeffs.com/trangia-25-adaptor-ring/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/trangia-25-adaptor-ring/#respond Fri, 22 May 2015 11:53:32 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1444  

TRANGIA 25 Adaptor Ring

This simple, yet ingenious device allows you to use the two small (1 litre) pans from the TRANGIA 27 stove making the TRANGIA 25 cooking system even more comprehensive than it already is!

Combine this with the small 0.6-litre kettle and the large 4.5-litre billy and you have one of the most compact & efficient cooking systems on the market!

Made of high grade Stainless Steel, it will not warp or rust & is easy to clean.

 

Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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Sea Kayak Tow Line http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-tow-line/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-tow-line/#respond Thu, 21 May 2015 11:50:46 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1420  

IMG_9068“Clean Line – Easy Stow”

Sea Kayak Tow Line

Developed over many years and in conjunction with some of the UK’s leading BCU level 5 Sea Coaches, the “Clean Line” Sea Kayak Tow is unique in that the rope-tape-elastic joints are sewn together. The joints are then sealed with flexible heat shrink tubing which ensures that there are NO knots to snag or catch!

The “Easy Stow” bag deploys quickly, is easy to pack while afloat’ & roll’s into a compact pouch around the waist.

 

Weight 750 grams

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The Beaufort “TUILIK” http://www.howardjeffs.com/the-beaufort-tuilik/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/the-beaufort-tuilik/#respond Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:49:14 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1260 IMG_0351-2This Inuit designed paddling jacket evolved over thousands of years into what they knew as the “Tuilik”. We have taken modern materials, the knowledge & experience of leading sea kayakers to refine the concept and bring it into the 21st century!

Equally effective in the cockpit of your kayak, or on shore for warmth during your lunch break. It is also ideal in emergency situations. A must-have piece of equipment that will leave you wondering how you managed before without one.

Only £99.95
Click Here To Download Details
IMG_0350Key Features:

  • Lightweight “Rip-Stop” construction & compact design, 420 grams.
  • Packs into integral front mesh pocket or pockets on some buoyancy aids.
  • Large cut to fit over buoyancy aid/PFD. One size generally fits most folk!
  • Assorted colours available Military green, Red, Blue, Yellow & Black.
  • Five light reflective tape strips.
  • Large hood, with wired peak, side tensioner’s and rear height adjuster.
  • Large Velcro secured “gusset” neck closure.
  • Drying “coat hook” loop on rear neck.
  • Tuilik3Secure front mesh pocket.
  • Fleece lined “hand warmer” pouch with two equipment security “D” rings.
  • Twin, zipped, side access pockets.
  • Velcro adjusted neoprene wrist seals.
  • “Woggle” front tensioner & draw cord.
  • Large “spray deck” release loop.
  • Large adjustable cockpit shock cord.
  • Large “bum” flap to sit on once ashore!

Temporarily out of stock

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Sea Kayak Navigation Aid http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-navigation-aid-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-navigation-aid-2/#respond Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:20:04 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1281  

Sea Kayak Navigation AidThe Sea Kayak Navigation Aid (pronounced “SCANA”) has been designed to bridge the gap between professional “Chart Table” navigational instruments such as the Bretton Plotter & Dividers and / or the SILVA (Type 4) Mountaineering style compass used commonly by outdoor enthusiasts.
The Sea Kayaker frequently travels along the coast, requiring not only detailed land information that is usually found on Ordinance Survey maps, but also specific nautical information such as tidal streams, drying areas etc which will be found on marine charts.

 

 

The Sea Paddlers chart table is their spraydeck and foredeck, the rigidity of the Breton Plotter and the sharp points of the dividers are not practical here. However the base plate of many mountaineering compasses is frequently too short to draw out an extended course or measure distance quickly and easily. The ability to transfer from one scale (Kilometres) to another (Nautical Miles) is essential!
The SKNA addresses all these points in a simple, effective and robust manner. The base is made of a flexible clear plastic which copes with the undulations and flexibility of the cockpit area. The range of scales and specific dimensions of the instrument allow measurement of distance quickly and accurately. The Compass Rose and Bearing Cord allow angles and/or indented coastline to be measured with ease.
The clear plastic plate is made of UV stable material. The scales and markings etched into the plastic are scratch resistant and also made of UV resilient ink. Its flat profile allows storage under deck elastics and the additional lanyard reduces the possibility of loss.

 
Click here to view Features
Click here to view Instructions
Click here to view Video Podcast
Click here to read Review
Click here to view Video Review by Simon Willis

Trade enquiries welcome. Email howardjeffs@btinternet.com
 

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Void Filler http://www.howardjeffs.com/void-filler/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/void-filler/#respond Sat, 03 Jan 2015 12:32:27 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1415  

IMG_9064Void Filler is a type of “non setting” putty which does not stick to your hands or leave a residue.

It appears to work well on wet or dry plastic kayaks and dry composite kayaks, however it is not as effective on wet GRP.

 

Weight 75 grams

Download the PDF information sheet

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Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume 2 http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-with-gordon-brown-volume-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-with-gordon-brown-volume-2/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:00:53 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1315  
Filmed exclusively in one of the finest sea kayak destinations in the world, St Kilda, the stunning back drop takes the content of Volume one and “ups it” by a gear! Looking at the skills and techniques needed for remote environments, this DVD covers it all.

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Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume 1 http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-with-gordon-brown-volume-1-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/sea-kayak-with-gordon-brown-volume-1-2/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:57:12 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1312  
This is the first in what is now a series of 3 excellent Sea Kayak specific DVD’s. Filmed on location on the Isle of Skye, the content not only looks at technique but also at planning for an extended journey in our home waters. A must have item!

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Expedition Skills DVD By Nige Robinson & Olly Sanders http://www.howardjeffs.com/expedition-skills-dvd-by-nige-robinson-olly-sanders-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/expedition-skills-dvd-by-nige-robinson-olly-sanders-2/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:54:14 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1309  

Exskills

Available Now!

Expedition Skills by Nige Robinson & Olly Sanders in DVD format

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Andy Stamp’s CD “The Sea Kayaker’s Companion” http://www.howardjeffs.com/andy-stamps-cd-the-sea-kayakers-companion/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/andy-stamps-cd-the-sea-kayakers-companion/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:52:10 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1305  
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This CD is the most authoritive piece of work that has been written on the topic of kayak and small craft navigation for years!

It is a must for sea paddlers and yachtsmen alike and complements Franco Ferrero’s book “SEA KAYAK NAVIGATION” (ISBN 978-1-906095-03-1) perfectly.

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A Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking http://www.howardjeffs.com/a-practical-guide-to-sea-kayaking-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/a-practical-guide-to-sea-kayaking-2/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:34:15 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1301  
Written in the early eighties “A Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking” by Howard Jeffs was seen as the authorative narrative on the subject, and to date, there is still no publication that matches this depth of knowledge!

 
Although out of print for some years, there has always been a steady demand for the publication. To this end the text has now been transferred on to a convenient downloadable PDF format.

 
It is available to buy now for immediate download in PDF format at just £4.99

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Composite Kayak Repair Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/composite-kayak-repair-kit/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/composite-kayak-repair-kit/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:31:31 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1289  

composite1This repair kit will allow you to make land based, small, effective and watertight repairs to the majority of composite type canoes or kayaks. The kit contains Epoxy resin, and all items have been measured for a “one off” repair. After use there will be no re-useable items.

 

Shelf Life
Manufacturers of epoxy resin give a shelf life of the product to which they will guarantee its effectiveness. This is usually around 6 months. In my own experience I have found this to be much longer, however, I can only provide the same guarantee as that of the manufacturer.
To this end, if the repair kit is returned to me unused within 1 year of purchase, I will replace the resin and hardener, re-vac pack the contents and return the kit for a nominal charge.
composite2The contents of the Composite Kayak Repair Kit are vacuum packed and contain the following items:-

  • A total 120ml of Epoxy Resin & Hardener.
  • 65cm x 50cm piece of 200 gram Glass Cloth.
  • Small bag of “Micro Balloons” Filler Powder.
  • 25mm Paint Brush.
  • 100mm x 100mm piece of Sand Paper.
  •  One drying cloth
  • Pair of Nitrile Gloves.
  • Wooden Mixing Spatula
  • Weight 335g/11.9oz

Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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Micro Jet Gaz Torch Welding Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/micro-jet-gaz-torch-welding-kit-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/micro-jet-gaz-torch-welding-kit-2/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:31:05 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1287  

microThis repair kit will allow you to make land (possibly water based?) based, simple hot welded repairs to the majority of plastic (polyethylene) canoes or kayaks. However it is also effective in drying areas prior to affecting other types of repair and increasing the adhesion properties of “Flash Band”. With a full charge of gaz, the unit will burn for approximately 25 minutes. Once expired, the fuel cell can be re-charged for reuse using conventional cigarette lighter gaz.

Please note due to carriage restrictions, the Micro Jet Gaz Torch Welding Kit cannot be posted with the fuel cell charged with gaz and. In this case, the main contents will be vacuum packed and the fuel cell will be supplied separately in a re-sealable plastic bag.

The contents of the Micro Jet Gaz Torch Welding Kit are vacuum packed and contain the following items:-

One gaz welding torch. (fuel cell packed separately)

  • Two metres of plastic welding rod.
  • Two pieces of “Flash Band”
  • One drying cloth
  • One plastic patch
  • Weight 175g/6.2oz

Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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A Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking http://www.howardjeffs.com/a-practical-guide-to-sea-kayaking/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/a-practical-guide-to-sea-kayaking/#respond Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:46:34 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1258  
Written in the early eighties “A Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking” by Howard Jeffs was seen as the authorative narrative on the subject, and to date, there is still no publication that matches this depth of knowledge!

 
Although out of print for some years, there has always been a steady demand for the publication. To this end the text has now been transferred on to a convenient downloadable PDF format.

 
It is available to buy now for immediate download in PDF format at just £4.99

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Mini Stretch Wrap, Hatch / Skeg Repair Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/mini-stretch-wrap-hatch-skeg-repair-kit/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/mini-stretch-wrap-hatch-skeg-repair-kit/#respond Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:33:55 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1299  

IMG_7362This repair kit will allow you to make improvised yet effective and watertight repairs to leaking skeg box fittings or replace a lost hatch cover.

The 75 micron Mini Stretch Wrap is substantially stronger than conventional “cling film” which is often carried by paddlers and coasteer’s. Wrapping the whole of a hatch area is quick and effective and infinitely stronger than many solutions to and improvised hatch cover.

Mini Stretch Wrap is also useful in First Aid situations, especially if they are in a wet environment or need splinting, take a look at the following:-http://www.realfirstaid.co.uk/clingfilm

Leaking skeg box unions is a common weak point in kayaks which can have a devastating effect in difficult conditions. However using something which could later be very difficult or even impossible to remove (surf wax or epoxy putty?) would not be an ideal solution. Self-amalgamating tape can provide an effective repair in this situation which is then easily removed when a professional repair can be executed.

The contents of the Mini Stretch Wrap, Hatch/Skeg Repair kit are vacuum packed to keep them dry until needed. Small enough to fit in your deck bag or stow away in your day hatch! It contains the following items:-

  • One roll or 100mm x 30 metre, 75 micron Mini Stretch Wrap
  • One drying cloth
  • One length of Self Amalgamating Tape
  • Six Cable Ties
  • Weight 320g/11.2oz

 Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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Surf Wax http://www.howardjeffs.com/surf-wax-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/surf-wax-2/#respond Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:33:29 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1297  
IMG_7365Surfboard wax has been used for years by paddlers in particular to rub on the paddle shafts to increase grip. However it is also very useful for quick on the water repairs like small cracks, holes or splits.

It can be scraped or rubbed into the area to seal a split (classic plastic boat damage), or softened in the hand and then moulded into a putty like consistency to fill a small hole. It is important to have the correct temperature wax if you are going to soften it in your hand.

An essential item to keep in your buoyancy aid pocket.

Weight 90g/3.2oz

Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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Epoxy Putty / Pro Power Gaffa Tape Repair Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/epoxy-putty-pro-power-gaffa-tape-repair-kit-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/epoxy-putty-pro-power-gaffa-tape-repair-kit-2/#respond Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:33:08 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1295  

IMG_7349This repair kit will allow you to make small, effective and watertight repairs to the majority of composite or plastic (polyethylene) types of canoe or kayaks, on or off the water, or EVEN UNDER WATER.

The EPOXY PUTTY pellets can be individually mixed and then forced/pressed into splits or cracks of the vessel. These will then set VERY hard in minutes, even under water. However the adhesion qualities of this product are greatly improved if applied dry.

The Pro Power GAFFA TAPE supplied has exceptional adhesion qualities and works well under water. However it MUST BE APPLIED TO A DRY SURFACE.

The contents of the EPOXY PUTTY/Pro Power GAFFA TAPE Repair Kit are vacuum packed and conveniently fit into a buoyancy aid pocket and/or deck bag. It contains the following items:-

  • One roll of 48mm x 4.5 metre roll of adhesive cloth tape
  • Four, individually packed 5gram EPOXY PELLETS
  • One pair of plastic gloves
  • Weight 70g/2.5oz

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Denso Tape Repair Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/denso-tape-repair-kit-2/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/denso-tape-repair-kit-2/#respond Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:32:23 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1293  

IMG_7370This repair kit will allow you to make small, effective and watertight repairs to the majority of composite or plastic (polyethylene) types of canoe or kayaks, on or off the water, or EVEN UNDER WATER. The adhesion of this grease impregnated material is legendary. Backed on one side with thin aluminium foil, the unpleasant handling of this product has been reduced to a minimum!

The contents of the DENSO TAPE Repair Kit are vacuum packed flat, conveniently fitting into a buoyancy aid pocket and/or deck bag. It contains the following items:-

  • Two 100mm x 100mm DENSO TAPE patches.
  • Weight 55g/2oz.
Denso Tape Single

Denso Tape Single

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Flashband Repair Kit http://www.howardjeffs.com/flashband-repair-kit/ http://www.howardjeffs.com/flashband-repair-kit/#respond Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:31:56 +0000 http://www.howardjeffs.com/?p=1291  

IMG_7376This repair kit will allow you to make small, effective and watertight repairs to the majority of composite or plastic (polyethylene) types of canoe or kayaks, on or off the water. The adhesion qualities of this product are greatly improved if applied dry and gently heated, ideally using the Micro Jet Gaz Torch Welding Kit, or a similar small heat source, as well as applying gentle pressure using a rounded solid object (the back of the Micro Jet Gaz Torch).

The contents of the FLASHBAND Repair Kit are vacuum packed flat, conveniently fitting into a buoyancy aid pocket and/or deck bag. It contains the following items:-

  • Two 100mm x 100mm FLASHBAND patches.
  • One drying cloth
  • Weight 50g/1.75oz

Download the PDF instruction/information sheet

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