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by Mac50L
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Shopping Auckland
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Paddle Shopping Auckland

At what point in Overkill to spend on paddles? Price per gain etc? $25 if using Tung oil when boiled linseed oil is just as good or better for the finish and is cheaper. Yes, made from a western red cedar plank built up a laminated to get the required thickness and with kwila tips for protection. O...
by Mac50L
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

This is my last question for those who know, can you get 16v 3A fuses? Or ? And I won't hold you responsible for the fish finder, as it says it can handle: Voltage range: 10 V to 28 V input voltage. The fuse it comes with, is 3A fast blow, is it 12 V? or should I get a 4, 5, 6 A one? A fuse's volta...
by Mac50L
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

:rofl: :) even when I was slim rugby playing and handsome young man, I was always, 90 Kg plus. I put that down to my Viking bloodlines , dense bones :) I refused to play rugby, always played football. Stand sideways and you wouldn't see me. Scottish origin? Part of this is to minimise environmental...
by Mac50L
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Just to point it out? make you unhappy? with me at 70 kg and my kayak about 18 kg, I'm not much worried about weight - sorry (well maybe not :-)

Used batteries and using until totally dud is at least one way of getting the maximum out of them before land-fill - or re-recycling.
by Mac50L
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

the problem with a charger that is connected across the battery is that individual cells can be forced over their maximum critical voltage though the voltage across the whole pack might be OK. This is why a "proper" Li charge is so complicated. Despite this they can be relatively cheap. Note "relati...
by Mac50L
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1741

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Usually with Lithium batteries the charger is critical. It certainly is with LiPo batteries and each cell is monitored while charging and each cell topped off so that the maximum voltage never exceeds the critical voltage (4.2 volts). https://learn.adafruit.com/li-ion-and-lipoly-batteries/voltages L...
by Mac50L
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: VHF Radios

If you don't get a licence or do the course, this will give you some hints as to procedures - https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.com/documents/ Mayday and PanPan Call Format https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.com/mayday-and-panpan-call-format/ The most important thing to do, having removed your ...
by Mac50L
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 2776

Re: Loading kayak on car...

Works like you see in this video https://youtu.be/KBUgAhClwDs So he puts it on the front rack and then has to slide the kayak forward on the racks. If he put the extender on the back rack the kayak would be loaded where it needed to be. As the car is shorter than the kayak he would still be clear o...
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Logistics kayaking Stewart Island
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Logistics kayaking Stewart Island

We spent 9 days down at Port Pegasus a few years ago. 2-1/2 kayakers and 11-1/2(?) divers plus one cook. We were delivered by catamaran with 3 kayaks and all the diving gear. The time was between winter and spring, a slot of reasonably good weather. We certainly got in 5 good days of paddling and ex...
by Mac50L
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Kayak Rudder Spring

If all else fails, rig pull-up and pull-down lines. The pull-down line, pulled down, should hook into a bit of bungy so when you hit something the blade comes up over it and then drops back down.
by Mac50L
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Greenland paddle build

Clamps - good to see you are making them. Cutting - a handsaw or tenon saw (the short one with a stiffener along the top edge). Rotate the pipe as you cut. At he Shed we have a full range of power tools. Unless it is a long cut (plywood panel or some such) I'll pick up a handsaw. Maybe it comes from...
by Mac50L
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Greenland paddle build

Where do find such a nice weighing machine?? :beer: Banggood https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-Electronic-Pocket-Mini-Digital-Gold-Jewelry-Weighing-Scale-Balance-0_01-200g500g-p-1157246.html?rmmds=search&ID=529046&cur_warehouse=CN AliExpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Urijk-Mini-Digital-Scale-Hig...
by Mac50L
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Greenland paddle build

A few things about the laminated paddle. It saves wasting half the timber you buy if using a 2x4 chunk. This also means less work shaping things. You can put the laminates back in the opposite direction and get a stiffer, stronger paddle. A bit like plywood except in this case all of the grain is go...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

Re: Greenland paddle build

Because KASK doesn't really exist any more, use this link for the GP making, same article, a website that works -
https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.co ... -your-own/

It's on my personal website too, if needed.
by Mac50L
Fri May 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY - a New Zealand kayak website
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

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: 14
Views: 2776

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: 1498

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 772

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...