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by MikeAqua
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lowrance Hook 3x Transducer -
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Lowrance Hook 3x Transducer -

Shooting at an angle stuffs up the depth readings. Worth some effort to get it correct.
by MikeAqua
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's it worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: What's it worth?

Very much depends where you are. Bigger centres - more reliable demand. Smaller centres - lottery.
by MikeAqua
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Kayak Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Kayak Trailer

How did you secure the pipes to the deck?
by MikeAqua
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to Nelson and need to freight a yak from Welington n
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: New to Nelson and need to freight a yak from Welington n

Mainfreight (depot in Parkers Road) move kayaks. What did you buy?
by MikeAqua
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Nelson Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Nelson Newbie

Welcome. Just go to Cable bay on any Saturday and there are normally a bunch of guys kayak fishing. Everyone is friendly.
by MikeAqua
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

Update direct from T7 regards the one above missing the rod holder: Hi Jason, you were right, the kayak on display in our Nelson store is missing its rod holder, which prevents water from seeping in. Our team noticed that it was missing, and for customer safety decided it was best to use it for dis...
by MikeAqua
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tarakihi
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Tarakihi

Tarakihi can be found around the seaward third of the island in reasonably close to the steep faces etc - particularly in winter. You have to be just on the right spot with Tarakihi. Cheers Mike. When are you getting out next? You tried that new kayak yet? I got some 30 cm tarakihi the other day fr...
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Tarakihi
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Tarakihi

Tarakihi can be found around the seaward third of the island in reasonably close to the steep faces etc - particularly in winter.

You have to be just on the right spot with Tarakihi.
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

My brother in law has one from torpedo 7 and they are great kayak, water tight and stable and when you compare dollar for dollar value I would buy one next time. I have a native watercraft redfish 12, good kayak and stable but grab a torpedo 7 kayak for cheaper with rudder, more deck space due to g...
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle issues AGAIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Paddle issues AGAIN.

If it was me I would buy a two piece with the variable feather angles. Then you are covered for different situation
by MikeAqua
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Good compact FF plotter?
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Good compact FF plotter?

I haven't really progressed this. I can't paddle until January due to recent surgery so no rush.
by MikeAqua
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Yaks for young teens: Mission Catch 290 vs something more 'serious'?

Torpedo 7 has 3.7 meter yaks on sale at moment for 700, good kayak with fishing capabilities also The 'fishing' kayaks I saw at Nelson Torpedo 7, had holes cut in the deck with loosely fitting cover caps as 'rod-holders'. Looked like lot's of potential for water ingress IMO. If the OP is looking fo...
by MikeAqua
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?

If it's the dominion sea salt made in Grassmere then it's solar dried sea salt.
by MikeAqua
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shakedown run in the Hurricane
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Shakedown run in the Hurricane

Stability is different from a typical fishing kayak. Superficially it's a little twitchy, but actually very stable, you have to really lean out to get it to tip. I'm not tempted to fish out of it until I have a bit more time in the saddle. I just bought a correctly sized paddle which will make big d...
by MikeAqua
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: HDI Install in Stealth
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: HDI Install in Stealth

The termonolgoy cna be confusing Thru-hull = hole in hull. Transducer face is exposed to the water e.g. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/airmar-st850-plastic-thru-hull-transducer In-hull = No hole in hull. Transducer is mounted in a wet-box or adhered to inside surface of hull. The transducer face is...
by MikeAqua
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: HDI Install in Stealth
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: HDI Install in Stealth

The termonolgoy cna be confusing Thru-hull = hole in hull. Transducer face is exposed to the water e.g. https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/airmar-st850-plastic-thru-hull-transducer In-hull = No hole in hull. Transducer is mounted in a wet-box or adhered to inside surface of hull. The transducer face is ...
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Paddle recommendations

It is attitude, all in the mind. What MikeAqua can do is more difficult than making a Greenland paddle yet he is convinced he can't - it's all in the mind. I simply know what I can and can't do. Anything (drawing, cutting, carving, sharpening) where I can use a physical guide of some sort - I'm goo...
by MikeAqua
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: trout gravadlax
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: trout gravadlax

Dill is a weed - closely related to fennel, and grows like one.

Plant dill a in pot, keep it watered and you won't keep up with it :lol:
by MikeAqua
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Paddle recommendations

Some people can use hand tools well, others can't. People who can , usually don't understand why some people can't . If you gave me a straight piece of timber with line drawn on it, I literally could not make straight cut with a hand-saw. You say, "I've made cabinets," How? Either you have done all...
by MikeAqua
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1305

Re: Paddle recommendations

Some people can use hand tools well, others can't. People who can, usually don't understand why some people can't.

If you gave me a straight piece of timber with line drawn on it, I literally could not make straight cut with a hand-saw.