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by TwoSpoons
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone tried these batteries/power packs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Anyone tried these batteries/power packs?

Based on the stated weight, typical Li-ion energy density (190Whr/kg), and allowing for 100g of it to be plastic case and electronics, I reckon the 15Ahr is from the 5V, and is probably optimistic. Bank on the 12V being closer to 6Ahr.
by TwoSpoons
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: VHF radio - reviews wanted please
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: VHF radio - reviews wanted please

Waterproof is not an option - its mandatory! Look for a JIS-8 rating.
5W is also mandatory.
Floating is not really necessary, as you should have your radio tied to your PFD.

I've had a Lowrance LHR20 for about 8 years - still going strong.
by TwoSpoons
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

Most cheap CCTV cameras fall down with the quality of the lens. Theres little point in a 10MP camera if the lens is fuzzy, distorted or low contrast.
by TwoSpoons
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: That sinking feeling ...
Replies: 4
Views: 636

That sinking feeling ...

Beautiful day at Orere. Got there 7:30, because I just can't do pre-dawn any more. During setup I find my battery connector is corroded into uselessness. Well, its has been a year since I've been out. Guess I'm fishing blind then. No worries, I know roughly where the fish are at Orere. A slow mornin...
by TwoSpoons
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Non return scupper plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Non return scupper plugs

I put a non-return valve in my scupper, but it rapidly starts leaking as bits of sand or seaweed get in it, and stop the valve flap from sealing.
by TwoSpoons
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof Rack Set up advice
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Roof Rack Set up advice

I have Prorack wispbars, which I installed myself no problem. Drilling the rivet holes in the car roof was a little nerve wracking though. Seem to handle the load without issues. I also have a bow rope permanently attached to my kayak - for use as a front tie during transport, and as a tow rope shou...
by TwoSpoons
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

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: 683

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: 1495

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: 2876

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: 1169

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: 3277

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: 1060

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: 1486

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: 2578

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: 1048

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: 2246

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: 2575

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: 1657

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: 1657

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...