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Day: 13 May 2012

Pyranha Backrest Repair

One of the biggest issues with the backrest in some Pyranha kayaks is the webbing sometimes twists, becomes quite stiff and can as I have found then dig right into your side. With the aid of some new tubular tape, some new climbing accessory cord and a sewing machine the issue was solved.

Time: 30 minutes max.
Cost for materials: £2

Petzl Tikka Plus 2

Petzl are pretty well known for there head torches along with the high quality climbing kit they produce. Over the last few weeks opportunities to grab good water levels have always seemed to be mid week. This has resulted in dash after work to get to the water and late get off from the river. Despite it almost being summer it is still very easy to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere without a light source.

I have been using Petzl head torches since the purchase of a Micro and Zoom almost 20 years ago. I have since stuck with the brand and now have a collection of Tikkas.

The Tikka Plus 2 headlamp integrates two light sources for versatility: one white, high-output LED and one red LED. The white LED delivers 70 lumens in maximum mode and lights up to 40 meters. In economic mode, it can reach a burn-time of 185 hours. The red LED provides lighting to preserve night vision or to become a strobe light for increased safety, for example in an urban environment, etc. TIKKA PLUS2 can be used with lithium batteries to decrease weight or improve performance in cold weather.

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