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by Dreadfish
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prowler 13 vs Prowler 4.5 Elite
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Prowler 13 vs Prowler 4.5 Elite

had a 4.5 for over 12 years now and im a big guy at 125kg. have never felt like it was tippy. in fact i find it very comfortable and very stable hence why ive kept it for so long. ive been out in some rough stuff over the years including swells up to 3m also been out in high winds over 30kph (caught...
by Dreadfish
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Motor recommendation for the Reload
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Electric Motor recommendation for the Reload

maybe take a drive to Matamata and have a chat with Stephen at Viking
by Dreadfish
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Hate The Wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1523

Re: I Hate The Wind

weather was great over the weekend but the wind was bad so my planned trip out was cancelled. I hate the wind... pretty much the only thing about welly that i dont like
by Dreadfish
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

i get seasick just looking at the water lol but not as bad on the yak as on a boat. not saying that i dont get sick on the yak as i do and its real bad as its no fun trying to paddle back while heaving your guts out. i take two sealegs the night before a trip and then one as soon as i get up the fol...
by Dreadfish
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS: Jet ski
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: FS: Jet ski

slightly less than a kayak :lol:
by Dreadfish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??
Replies: 24
Views: 2047

Re: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??

like most have said the fluctuations in this sport are the same as most others so there will always be people around. i started fishing when i was a kid at Port Waikato. we had a 6ft dinghy i used in the estuary with limited success but also fished off the dunes and the surf etc. my dad had an old t...
by Dreadfish
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.

rather than split the conduit like you have. as you have stated the plumbing (waste) pipe you have is 32 ID whereas electrical conduit is 32 OD so the electrical duct should slide up inside the plumbing duct. just a thought :D nice setup
by Dreadfish
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Wellington Region
Topic: Wellington Kayak Fishing Club 2017 edition
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Wellington Kayak Fishing Club 2017 edition

how did the get together go?
by Dreadfish
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switchsport Wingman Kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Switchsport Wingman Kayak

they came into being around the time i first started kayak fishing (about 10 years ago) only ever saw one and they were about the same price or more as the ocean kayaks that were starting to specialise the fishing kayak (elite 4.5). they were a shorter kayak under 4m if i recall right and as Mental ...
by Dreadfish
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad Back
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Bad Back

like most older guys i have back issues. what i find when i start to get repeated soreness or worse i go back to the gym to strengthen the back muscles. after about a year of gym work i am usually ok for about 5 years before it starts to twinge again. i do heavy lifting at work which tends to stuff ...
by Dreadfish
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simrad shooting through hull.
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Simrad shooting through hull.

what model simrad are you using?
by Dreadfish
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Helix 7 troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Helix 7 troubles

unfortunately its been my experience that second hand fishfinders (regardless of how new they are) are more trouble than they are worth. never again will i buy a second hand ff. or put any value more than 0 on one. it may cost more to buy new but the piece of mind is well worth it
by Dreadfish
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor rope
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Anchor rope

i also got a floating cord caddy to wind it on. cost about $5 as well if i remember correctly. and the rope floats also. any nylon type of rope is fine. ive had mine for about 10 years now and still all good
by Dreadfish
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pedal Power Clinches The Win
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Pedal Power Clinches The Win

has been a totally professional approach again by team NZ and will be interesting to see how it plays out now.

Well done that team
by Dreadfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor rope
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Anchor rope

To be honest you can make one for about half that. And you don't need as heavy rope either. I use about 50 m of 2mm. You can get that at mitre 10 for about $5. Most expensive item is the chain.
by Dreadfish
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new kayak transport
Replies: 1
Views: 419

new kayak transport

couple of mods and away you go :D

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by Dreadfish
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marine Deals - Top folks.
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Marine Deals - Top folks.

Mental wrote:Can't beat the five Hairy Dwarves rating!

Nice work Marine Deals :y:

thats what snow white said as well :rofl:

I see a movie...... snow white and the hairy dwarves
by Dreadfish
Tue May 30, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Non-chafe base layer top?
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Non-chafe base layer top?

tell the truth... its deep heat not vasaline :lol:
by Dreadfish
Tue May 30, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reload side scan - sounders install tips and ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: Reload side scan - sounders install tips and ideas

maybe something like a trailer jockey wheel lifter but not as heavy duty. wind it up when not in use and wind it down when out a bit. only need to drop it about 100 or 200mm. have the top of the pole level with the top of the pod and the winder folds down inside. alternately a telescopic rod of some...
by Dreadfish
Fri May 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jigging rod length?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Jigging rod length?

i would say personal preference for length. i prefer a short rod (5 to 6 ft) for most of my fishing but my light rods (less than 3kg) i prefer a longer rod (7ft Plus). but probably more to the point would be rod action. fast or slow etc etc