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by TwoSpoons
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Bloody sore bum

I had a similar issue, so I made personalised seat. Worked a treat.
http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... 12&t=2015
by TwoSpoons
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Biodegradable balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Biodegradable balloons

Make a float from untreated wood?
by TwoSpoons
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?

I just dont get the 8ft rods at all :^) Agree. Largely they are canal rods, will throw a light jig head (think 1/8 oz or less) a long way, but there's hell to pay in a kayak for that length. Its just the mathematics of them, they are gutless in the hook set and generally are a laggy rod. Someone in...
by TwoSpoons
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Cable and Clam Glands
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: Cable and Clam Glands

I'd be a little concerned about seal failure around that connector. The gaps between the washers mean there is no pressure on the gasket at that point, a potential leak point. You'd do better to replace the washer with a single piece of hard plastic or plywood to mount on the inside of the bag. Four...
by TwoSpoons
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

I did something similar, but the spreader bars are linked and the kayak sits on rope slings hanging from the spreaders. I use a single steel cable with a cheap boat winch to lift everything.
by TwoSpoons
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??
Replies: 24
Views: 2947

Re: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??

I was another frustrated Auckland shore fisherman. Tired of getting either zip, rocks, or the occasional kahwai. A kayak seemed the cheapest, least fuss way to get off shore and into some better fish. And being the guy I am, I just had to make my own - which was a fun experience in itself. It must b...
by TwoSpoons
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Site Suggestions and Site Help
Topic: Tide clocks
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Tide clocks

I like that idea! While you're at it you could add sun rise/set and moon rise /set.
by TwoSpoons
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Self-built yakkers: How are you finding them?
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Self-built yakkers: How are you finding them?

I built the sea island sport many years ago, and I'm still using it. Paddling : it really likes going in a straight line! Probably due to the keel that runs the full length of this design. So much so I added a rudder. This is the opposite to a lot of kayaks where turning is too easy and you need a r...
by TwoSpoons
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: The Most Dolphin Encounters On A Kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: The Most Dolphin Encounters On A Kayak

I was fishing a couple of km's south of Port Waikato when I had a seal come over to see what I was up to. He just sat in the water for 5 minutes eyeballing me from about 1.5m away. Finally lost interest and headed off - doing his own spot of fishing!
Haven't seen a dolphin yet.
by TwoSpoons
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: To cut the line or not? It has been answered for us

I wonder if that's true of jigheads? I've never had trouble getting a jighead out of a fish mouth - they're almost always lip hooked.
by TwoSpoons
Sun May 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glass and Rocky Beaches
Replies: 21
Views: 2053

Re: Glass and Rocky Beaches

A wooden ply kayak has an advantage of a steeper V to the hull than most glass kayaks but still the strip is worth applying to a fibreglass hull. Mine is glass over ply. I put a double lay-up of dynel cloth tape on the bottom 2" of the v of my keel - that takes most of the abuse on a rocky beach. O...
by TwoSpoons
Tue May 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaks and Gear Stolen
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Kayaks and Gear Stolen

Gps tracker would be a better bet. Then you could do the cops job for them and tell them where your stuff is.
by TwoSpoons
Fri May 12, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radio Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: VHF Radio Recommendations

in the user manual (check that last sentence!):
by TwoSpoons
Mon May 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radio Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: VHF Radio Recommendations

I ended up grabbing an Icom, I have started hearing stuff that i had never heard before, fishing in the same areas, someone explained why, something to do with the receiving bits in the handset.. From wikipedia: A typical example, quoted from a commercial hand held VHF or UHF radio, might be: Recei...
by TwoSpoons
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning Fish At Orere Point
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Cleaning Fish At Orere Point

I clean my fish as soon as they're caught - usually a couple of km off the beach. Plenty of salty wash water, and I think it keeps the fish better.
It also means less mucking about back on shore!
by TwoSpoons
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: With so many choices, why a kayak?
Replies: 32
Views: 3219

Re: With so many choices, why a kayak?

Thanks for the replies. 1. no motor 2. I built my kayak. 3. I'm the only fisher in my family - a boat built for one is perfect for me. Can't argue with that. Do you have any photos of your yak you can share please? I have just enough wood skills to get myself into trouble, so am always looking for ...
by TwoSpoons
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: With so many choices, why a kayak?
Replies: 32
Views: 3219

Re: With so many choices, why a kayak?

1. no motor
2. I built my kayak.
3. I'm the only fisher in my family - a boat built for one is perfect for me.
by TwoSpoons
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Polls
Topic: POLL: Fuses
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: POLL: Fuses

Given the amount of energy in the battery, and its ability to deliver a lot of current, it would be foolish not to have a fuse in the main battery line at least. A fuse is cheap insurance. the fuse blew and saved the radio though Actually its subtly different: the radio saved itself by blowing the f...
by TwoSpoons
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3332

Re: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?

Well, yes possibly. 12V to 5V conversion with typical efficiency being 85-90% would yield something like 12AH @ 5V from a 6AH 12V source. Its a little deceptive though, to spec the 5V output, not the 12V one. More marketing BS. Should really be specifying watt-hours, as that's a direct measurement o...
by TwoSpoons
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3332

Re: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?

so i did a bit more digging around and discovered for the same price or less you can buy the same kind of battery but with greater capacity on trademe, so i have ordered one with 58.8Ah capacity. it is almost identical in size & weight to the one i have . I find that deeply suspicious. Theres a phy...