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by novex
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a 'Go to' Fish finder battery charger?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Is there a 'Go to' Fish finder battery charger?

i have an old power source from a security camera system, 12.4v 13 amp i think, batteries are cheap, mine were all free and recovered from phone systems i normaly get 3 - 5 trips per charge on them (7ah SLA) they are a constant voltage charge battery so there's not any reason for fancy chargers. Mos...
by novex
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transponder mounted in hull.
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Transponder mounted in hull.

theres a few more detailed threads on this if you look around, but short answer is yes you want as much covered as you can. most people form a mold / well from foam to contain the all clear when setting it, alternately you could look at sealing a container to the inside of the hull and filling that ...
by novex
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Summer paddling pants
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Summer paddling pants

im quite fond of the man tights from the warehouse (active intent compression pants).

cheap and cheerfull.
by novex
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Making assist hooks
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Making assist hooks

since i have to deal with coudas frequently i go with kevlar. weight wise i think i ordered 100lb last time, seems to work fine.

dunno bout hook size for your jigs but i am using 5/0 to 7/0 think they are live bait hooks.

got the cord from marine-deals. jig star, something like $10 for 4m of it.
by novex
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: waka ama
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: waka ama

my immediate thought would be a strap or clamp rig on the outrigger arm. might be a little out of reach but would be easy to remove and get the transducer in the water.
by novex
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Stealth BFS
Replies: 27
Views: 2900

Re: FS: Stealth BFS

any idea of the cost to ship this to dunedin ?

pretty tempted unless the shipping is crazy.
by novex
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anchor recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Anchor recommendations

my no8 wire one works a treat on weedy / rocky areas. pretty rubbish on sand though.

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by novex
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 3209

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

my home made loader works a treat, lift the front onto the roller, lift the back up, push on. reverse for unloading.

i have a c-tug but havnt used it so much since i can just drive the jimny down to the water normaly.

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by novex
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2016 updates to ocean kayak trident range
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: 2016 updates to ocean kayak trident range

AntN wrote:I'm waiting for the " peddle pod" drop in for the Viling Reload :lol:
there's already a motor pod

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by novex
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Rod Tip Friendly Tubing
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: Rod Tip Friendly Tubing

a super pro paint job to show what i meant, invert for roof mount, potentialy run something stiffer through the whole pool noodle to avoid it sagging.
by novex
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Rod Tip Friendly Tubing
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: Rod Tip Friendly Tubing

if they are that fragile and valuable i would do something like screw down 2 lengths of half pool noodle and then bungy through the hole of a length of noodle in the craddle between the 2 halves, would keep the tips off the deck, stop them bouncing round and be easy to insert / remove. edit: the oth...
by novex
Wed May 18, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Otago Region
Topic: berlying down south
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

Re: berlying down south

after trying quite a few berly setups (and loosing more than 1) i have finally found 1 i will be sticking with. bought some nylon mesh (the kind they use for cray pots) and cable tied it down the side and round the bottom. Bent up a ring of rebar and cable tied that in for weight then put a draw str...
by novex
Mon May 16, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: WIP: Kayak trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: WIP: Kayak trailer

find it wobbles much? i had a bit of the old trailer shaking going on last time i took mine for a drive, wondering if its the height or just the soft springs.

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by novex
Mon May 16, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dunners
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Dunners

stuff like https://i.imgur.com/khYz7It.jpg http://i.imgur.com/oPMSzUc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RskW4ik.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FbL58VM.jpg karitane and matanaka/wakouaiti. that sink doesnt look familiar, so guess its not james (unless jimmy = james... sneaky bugga) or rowan... feel free to join us on d...
by novex
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Surf entry rod holder
Replies: 15
Views: 2094

Re: Surf entry rod holder

yea isnt this exactly what the grooves and bungies on the front of the reload are for? seems like re-inventing the wheel, and balancing it on top of the other wheel.
by novex
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

any south island dealers (dunedin ideally) ?
by novex
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: just after a little rod advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: just after a little rod advice?

looks like a H&F raider shimano combo. just broke the tip off mine after 2 years use. they are cheap and i have snagged heaps of KY on it, think it only snapped when the wife turtled on a surf landing. i still favour the Ugly stick rods, light heavy whatever its what you enjoy, im catching Blue cod ...
by novex
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Sorted: How to seal this hatch?
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: How to seal this hatch?

i would consider finding an o-ring that can fit it, or possibly put a bead of silicone around it and smear to a smooth finish, let it set then see if that seals better
by novex
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Braid to Fluoro Knot
Replies: 24
Views: 2990

Re: Best Braid to Fluoro Knot

i tend to use the alberto knot. have done it on the water a couple of times wearing gloves and havnt had too much trouble

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by novex
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading my new, heavier kayak onto the car - advice please
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

Re: Loading my new, heavier kayak onto the car - advice please

to make it a bit easier i made this roller for loading mine. http://i.imgur.com/2Y8P8Wf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/x7FH0fo.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Wn7bLmo.jpg i lay the yak with the front beside the rear wheel and the back centered, lift the front up onto the wheels, then lift the back up and roll forwar...