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by MikeAqua
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

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: 483

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: 402

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: 402

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: 1253

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: 454

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: 1253

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: 1253

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.
by MikeAqua
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shakedown run in the Hurricane
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Shakedown run in the Hurricane

Finally got around to taking the Hurricane 128 for a test paddle on the Nelson Haven a few weeks ago and now I've finally got around to posting a report. For those of you who know Nelson I left from just below Marybank Road and paddled to the lighthouse at slack water and home against the ebb tide. ...
by MikeAqua
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: Paddle recommendations

these Greenland paddles look neat, useless at woodworking myself ;( We're talking cutting a bit of wood, not cabinetmaking level of skill. I've made cabinets, re-clad a house, replaced windows, hung doors, built sheds and changed the roof pitch & wall height on a garage. But I wouldn't tackle a Gre...
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: kahawai recipes

Smoked kahawai in white sauce with lots of parsley/chives. Onto buttered Vogel's toast with cracked pepper and a dash of Lea & Perrins on top. My grandmother used to make it. Amazing!
by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: kahawai recipes

A little tip for more complete bleeding of fish: - 1) Cut from the gill divider all the way up to the spine and bend the head up 2) Cut close to the tail from the underside up to the spine. First cut hits the main vein and artery and the vein from the heart to the gills, second hits the two main ves...
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: HDI Install in Stealth
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: HDI Install in Stealth

Another option is a wet-box. It's a solid block built up from the hull, with a centre cut-out shaped for your transducer to squeeze into. You fill the cut-out with water and push the transducer in (being careful to avoid bubbles). You typically fill the wet-box with water each time you go out. Alter...
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Kina or ruby?

Jeez might see ya in there if i ever get an op date..... waiting since march..... Mine's complicated so happening in Auckland. So's mine, hence the delay apparently.... Hope nothing serious and all goes well for ya. be nice to hook up for a fish sometime! Nothing wrong with me. I'm the donor. Likew...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Kina or ruby?

peteatkina wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:44 am
Jeez might see ya in there if i ever get an op date..... waiting since march.....
Mine's complicated so happening in Auckland.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: kahawai recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: kahawai recipes

Kahawai (bled and iced) sashimi with wasabi, soy and pickled ginger. Kahawai chunks marinated in lime juice for a couple of hours, then into coconut cream with sweet chilli. Fish curries. Kahawai is awesome for fish curry. Takes a Goan style curry sauce well. Smoked of course ... makes a mean Kedger...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kina or ruby?
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Kina or ruby?

I'm racing the clock to get equipped enough to be back on the water for the early snapper ... I have all my safety gear replaced ... rod holders partially sorted. I have a way to go to get the hang of the new kayak enough to be comfortable fishing out of it. The spanner in the works is that I am hav...
by MikeAqua
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

Just added a link between my spreader bars.
by MikeAqua
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS: 2 x Cannon Rod Holders
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: FS: 2 x Cannon Rod Holders

I'll take em if they are still available. Then I can say I paddle hurricane with two cannons :rock:.

The PM editor wouldn't recognise your username but please drop me PM and I'll see if I can reply to it.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fluoro leader for soft bait
Replies: 18
Views: 1190

Re: Fluoro leader for soft bait

I agree less is more and from a minimalist perspective, clips should be eliminated where possible. That said I use clips for convenience ... :) If you are looking to use a clip consider Mustad's fastach clips. I use fastach swivel clips on all my rigs - trolling, running rigs, dropper rigs, micro ji...