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by Celebre
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Safety First
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Safety First

PFD Flag Drouge Buddy (until you get some confidence) Learning to self rescue - consider a kayak course leashes for all of the gear you do not want to lose. (Murphy's law really comes into play here) Drybag (especially if you have a 'bleeper' for the car) 2 means of calling for help. Cell phone in t...
by Celebre
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: camping
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

Re: camping

Urapukapuka in the Bay of Islands. Probably a bit busy at the moment. An easy paddle from Rawhiti. There is a DOC campground, with a tap, decent loos and a cold water shower. Cars can be left at the Rawhiti marae/campground for a small fee. Mr C and I have paddled out there a few times. Moreporks to...
by Celebre
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaten Alive
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Eaten Alive

I saw an anaconda at the Shedd aquarium when I was in chicago recently. I wouoldn't want to come across on in the wild.
by Celebre
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Dud VHF Charger?
Replies: 13
Views: 1608

Re: Dud VHF Charger?

You are welcome to try my charger as well if you want. I had identical issues - swollen battery pack, light comes on then fades. Battery discarded - apparently an explosion risk when they are that swollen.

Shame as it was a good little radio.
by Celebre
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing sucks, why would anyone do it ????
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Kayak fishing sucks, why would anyone do it ????

PhD and home renovating worlds. Have been fishing twice in about two years. (Both over the weekend and dinner both times
by Celebre
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: VHF radio on special by Marine Deals?
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: VHF radio on special by Marine Deals?

Uniden still sell them. Burnsco can get them, presumably anyone else who sells Uniden gear. I just picked up a new battery for my Voyager. It turns out the battery wasn't the whole problem, and I still can't get it to go. If I can't fix the radio you are welcome to the new battery. Should know in a...
by Celebre
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: VHF radio on special by Marine Deals?
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: VHF radio on special by Marine Deals?

Discussing Uniden Voyagers Does anyone have an battery for a uniden that is surplus to requirements? Just discovered that the battery on mine has corroded to the "potential for explosion" point. So am eyeing up either a new unit, or scrounging a battery. Costs almost as much as a new unit to get a n...
by Celebre
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing sucks, why would anyone do it ????
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Kayak fishing sucks, why would anyone do it ????

Gulp swimming mullet 4" and a short jig head.
by Celebre
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First legal snapper caught and first snapper caught from the kayak...72cm!
Replies: 83
Views: 2268

Re: First legal snapper caught and first snapper caught from the kayak...72cm!

Nice fish!! The Paihia bomb recipe has changed a few times over the years.....I'm not sure what is currently in them. As another pharmacist on the forum who gets terribly sea sick.....more time on the water...paddling or watching the horizon...(not the rod tip)...helps in the longer term. If you nee...
by Celebre
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THANKS kfnz and eakfc members
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: THANKS kfnz and eakfc members

Well done all.... :clap: :clap:

I suspect the punters at the Mission will all be talking about this for some time to come.
by Celebre
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: persons needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1836

Re: persons needed

Sorry guys - I won't be able to make it now as I've just had a family thing crop up on Sunday.

Have fun
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Terakihi in chilli lime dressing
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Terakihi in chilli lime dressing

Got hold of Annabel Langbein's book "eat Fresh" Just adapted her "spicy prawn and glass noodle salad" to accommodate terakihi and a low-carb diet :) Marinate the fish/prawns in some chilli lime sauce. While it is marinating, make a salad with lots of mint, basil and coriander (more herbs than lettuc...
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Mozzarella??
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: Mozzarella??

Serve with basil leaves, sliced (freshly picked) tomatoes and plenty of good EVOO, salt and pepper.......

(maybe on a bed of lettuce)
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........

Interesting that one definition of Celebre is "an issue causing widespread controversy or debate" :lol: I didn't know that :rofl: Given that my department at Uni is starting some metabolic work - many of us are low carbing. I've lost 5kg since christmas. But I'm not pushing the low carb bandwagon.....
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in the BOP! Hey Team!
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Newbie in the BOP! Hey Team!

Hehe... how many girls are there on this forum? ;) Unfortunately I am also a newbie so I can not help you much in the sea, but I am rapidly gaining experience on the Rotorua lakes (I know, I know, boring trout |( ). Welcome to the forum. Haha yeah i think I'm a lone soldier atm! Where them girls at...
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........

Thanks.

I'm currently reading "Good calories, Bad calories" by Gary Taubes and then I have "Sweet Poison" lined up and will keep those in mind for after then.

The Cholesterol Myths was eye-opening as well.....
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Injured......
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Injured......

Ouch....

Hope you all recover soon....
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........

nzimp wrote:I wonder if you posted this because you think some of us are in need of the help :lol: .
Nope...just curious as to what people are using, but also to raise awareness that these "heart healthy veggie oils" may not be as good as what people think....
by Celebre
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Vegetable oils may not be as healthy as thought........

Study released today that re-examines old lost (?buried) data from the 70s that should that cutting out saturated fats and increasing vegetable oils (specifically an omega-6 polyunsaturated) rich oil didn't make any benefits for a bunch of men recovering from a heart attack. http://www.nzherald.co.n...