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by Schecter
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

The viking paddles are solid! My paddles are around 10 years old and have racked up dozens of trips. They're a little heavier than the carbon fibre paddles but they've never let me down. Unlike the carbon fiber paddle I currently use |( . It broke on my 3rd trip. Finding a replacement part was very ...
by Schecter
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

I feel a little bad for posting this. I had a small renovation job and our client's were selling their house, as well as selling their kayaks. I overheard a conversation that our client wanted to sell their kayaks so I approached them, made an offer and bought a near new Viking Reload with accessori...
by Schecter
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club - 1st September

Great result. :y:
by Schecter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eastern BOP kayak fishing Competition 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Eastern BOP kayak fishing Competition 2019

Nice work! I see you are a Marlins Fan. I run Randwick park community centre and have the younger age group boys from marlins running around. You should come up with us to Papa Aroha for their fishing comp in November. :) Hi Coach. That sounds great. I've kinda lost touch with my team at the moment...
by Schecter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Smoking saw dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: Smoking saw dust.

Sounds great. I'll have to try and get my hands on some plum and grapevine chips. I finished a couple of Salmon fillets over the weekend. The cold smoked food doesn't last long in my house.

by Schecter
Mon May 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Smoking saw dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: Smoking saw dust.

Schecter wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
I usually buy my woodchip at mitre 10. The Grillman woodchip seem to be the perfect size for my UFO smoker. I've got Apple, Manuka, Pohutukawa and Oak. I'm pretty hooked on cold smoking now.
by Schecter
Mon May 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

Now i'm really looking forward to it. I've also been told to take some buckets of KFC to woo the locals. Apparently it's like gold over there.
by Schecter
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Smoking saw dust.
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: Smoking saw dust.

I usually buy my woodchip at mitre 10. The Grillman woodchip seem to be the perfect size for my UFO smoker. I've got Apple, Manuka, Pohutukawa and Oak. I'm pretty hooked on cold smoking now.
by Schecter
Thu May 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eastern BOP kayak fishing Competition 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Eastern BOP kayak fishing Competition 2019



Get your popcorn and cola.
by Schecter
Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Paddle pants

I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally g...
by Schecter
Sun May 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: EBOP Kayak Fishing Comp 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 4404

Re: EBOP Kayak Fishing Comp 2019



Nice going Jeff and Club. See you next year.
by Schecter
Thu May 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Paddle pants

The sharkskin pants are pretty mean. Flexible and warm. :y:
by Schecter
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

Cheers mate. I'll have to check with the missus if she's keen to go to Aitutaki. I'll contact black pearl and see what they have avaliable. :y:
by Schecter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone fished in Rarotonga?
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Anyone fished in Rarotonga?

Me and a bunch of mates are turning 40 this year. I figured I need a holiday somewhere tropical. So I might as well do some fishing while I'm there. Does anyone have a charter they recommend?
by Schecter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?

Thanks Pete. Yep I'll pass that info to him. I did stock up on some meat and packed it in my suitcase to take back to Auckland. We'll be back in Nelson soon. You did what? Meat?? KIna, paua, n crays I could understand.... Maybe catch you nxt trip I wish! German sausages, whitebait and venison. Also...
by Schecter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Bar 23/03
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Mangawhai Bar 23/03

Nice going. I've never been keen to cross the bar.
by Schecter
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Taranaki Kayak Classic 2019

Nice going champ. Looks like a great weekend.
by Schecter
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?

Thanks Pete.

Yep I'll pass that info to him. I did stock up on some meat and packed it in my suitcase to take back to Auckland.

We'll be back in Nelson soon.
by Schecter
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Kina and cable bay - Nelson. Suggestions anyone?

Not quite the traditional TR. I was out in kina beach yesterday and cable bay today. I decided to leave the fishing gear in Auckland. It was agony to leave my gear behind. But decided it was best to spend quality time with family and friends. I have 3 friends who are marine scientists. They work in ...