Video Podcast - New Sea Kayak Navigation Aid

A brand new invention to make sea kayak navigation whole lot easier has been invented by Howard Jeffs.

One look at it and you'll think, "that's so simple, why has no one thought of it before"!

[edit - See comments below - they might have!]

It allows you to do table-top chart work in the cockpit of the kayak.

Priced just £14.95, and available from Howard's website, it's the perfect seasonal gift for paddlers.

Howards stayed with us for a night and we shot a proper video which you'll find on his website and YouTube.

After we'd finished I thought we could have a go at a rougher video podcast - you can see the result below.

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6 Comments Here:

paddlingOTAKU said...

Simon, I think that is very interesting. Just about a year ago I did a post about making a small plotter http://tinyurl.com/agr3mc3 which does pretty much what this does, BUT I really like the size of this one - and it is commercially printed, and thicker than mine. The Long edge is very handy, I really like it. About the only thing that is keeping me form buying it is that I am in the states and shipping would be almost as much as the plotter.

And I really like the video podcast!

PO

Simon said...

Hi PO - That short link doesn't take me to a page - could you check it please?

Glad you like the video podcast.
S

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon
This kind of Tool has been used between German Sea Kayakes for a long Time.
You can buy it for 6 Euro in the Alpenverein:
http://www.alpenverein.de/huetten-wege-touren/karten/planzeiger-fuer-alpenvereinskarten_aid_10367.html
It also comes with a long string in the middle (despite the picture) .
So it´s not really a "new invention".

Best wishes Björn

Simon said...

Wow! Thanks for that. I'll make sure Howard knows.

S

paddlingOTAKU said...

Try this Simon.

http://www.paddlingotaku.com/2010/07/plotting-bearing.html

PO

Simon said...

Yes - very similar. Thanks for that. And there are others showing up here too.

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=97760

S