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by Mac50L
Fri May 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY - a New Zealand kayak website
Replies: 0
Views: 351

DIY - a New Zealand kayak website

There used to be a New Zealand website that had a range of DIY items plus Safety Items and other useful bits. It is no longer useful and the Safety Items it has are only half stories and loop you back to their Home page - useless. However, all is not lost, the Canterbury Sea Kayak Network's site has...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Loading kayak on car...

I scored rhinorack side loader http://www.rhinorack.co.nz/products/roof/roof-trays/xtrays/rhino-universal-side-loader_rusl recently from trademe for a really good deal. Does more of your kayak stick out in front or the behind the rack? Usually more ahead of the rack so logically you'd fit the side ...
by Mac50L
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: New Boat Taking On Water

What about writing a Check-list on the hull somewhere?
Bungs
Rods
Bait
Paddles
etc. etc.
by Mac50L
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak identification
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Kayak identification

The site wouldn't accept your pictures as they were too big by the look of it.

Running Linux, there's a very good FREE programme for resizing.
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by Mac50L
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak identification
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Kayak identification

A little information here - http://www.kask.org.nz/development-of-kayaks-and-equipment/ 1987 Puysegur 4.6 m x 0.62 m 20 kg It is also in the list on page 3 - http://www.kask.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/65octnov96.pdf Another place to look is Sisson's website - http://www.sissonkayaks.co.nz/category/se...
by Mac50L
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Woman died while kayaking at Waiheke Island
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Woman died while kayaking at Waiheke Island

Other than the news reports, any other details? Any confirmation that it was medical? https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=282793&fm=newsarticle+-+Environment%2Cnrhl https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12188610 https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/109862319/kayaker-d...
by Mac50L
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

You could get a WiFi security camera from China. Setting up etc. isn't easy. There are a number of free security software programmes, generally for Windows. Yes, I've played around. No, not convinced what is the best. The simplest are cameras using video cable and lengths of up to 50 meters are avai...
by Mac50L
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

This incident is why some regions want kayak owners to write a contact name and phone number on or in the kayak. My suggestion is to do it in a very obvious place plus a hidden place. The first, if it accidentally goes missing, and the second, in case it is removed by someone else and you then have ...
by Mac50L
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak

Anyone got any more details than there are in the newspapers? 11 August 2018 " A man in his 50s has drowned after falling off his kayak near Whāngarei at about 5pm this evening." "A police spokesperson said he was seen struggling in the water in Tutukaka, east of Whāngarei, and raised a distress fla...
by Mac50L
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Bloody sore bum

Any way to improve this? Or am i buggered? I can't see what type of kayak you have. However, the use of closed cell foam blocks, shaped and strapped in is a start. Not polystyrene foam, the flexible or semi flexible foams similar to camping sleeping mats. Our kayaks, being sea kayaks and plywood, h...
by Mac50L
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Bloody sore bum

JackMaddren wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm
, only part supported is the very back bones of bum, no thigh support etc
There is the problem, the reason discomfort.
by Mac50L
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Bloody sore bum

Try adding more support between the legs rather than the outside of the legs. Also as much length of leg support as possible.

How much length of leg supported by your chair in front of the TV or your car seat?
by Mac50L
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This forum - giving likes.
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: This forum - giving likes.

DocProfit wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Sometimes I read a post and want to just give a like or a thumbs up - I can't always be bothered writing an actual reply.
Obviously a Facebook user with nothing to say...... (says I, a non-Facebook user.)
by Mac50L
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

It's asking for trouble doing a trip like this by yourself. Tell that to Paul Caffyn, North and South Islands and then he did Japan, Australia, Alaska, all solo. Tell that to that young kid Tara Mulvany who did most of the South Island solo (in winter) and the North Island all solo. A lot of people...
by Mac50L
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

Kayaker rescued for a second time https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/kayaker-rescued-second-time "It is not the first time he has called on rescue services in the pursuit of his dream to kayak around New Zealand." "In August last year, police helped him ashore after he was unable to get back in his...
by Mac50L
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

Note my bit about black being the most visible - under certain circumstances. I did see that, but was curious what the 'certain circumstances' were. A black ship (or any very dark colour) on the horizon versus a light grey one. We are seeing something against a light background in this case. Lookin...
by Mac50L
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

Note my bit about black being the most visible - under certain circumstances.

I believe they find light blue very visible from aircraft!
by Mac50L
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

There is mention of the Auckland Regional Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2008 on the KASK website. This is what is there plus comments, which might be worth considering. ARC Bylaw ~ Visibility of kayaks and paddle craft Effective from 1 July 2008 Clause 2.17 Auckland Regional Council Navigation Saf...
by Mac50L
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

As far as rules go for Canterbury (ECAN) - https://www.ecan.govt.nz/document/download?uri=2473039 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Navigation Safety Bylaw 2016 and Controls 20 Vessels to be identified (1) No person shall navigate a vessel unless it displays an identifying name or number displayed above the waterlin...
by Mac50L
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: Flags- laws/by-laws or just good practice?

This might or might not help. Note using the brass deck fitting as the plastic equivalent is not strong enough (one at the bottom of Queen Charlotte Sound) and fit a float (same reason).
http://www.kask.org.nz/fitting-a-flag/