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by Mac50L
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid again
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Covid again

"Oh God The Horror" social distancing. Actually I like social distancing, not being next to the rest of the moron humanity, 2 metres distancing? why not 10 metres? When we had level 3 & 4 a few months ago we kept social distancing to a minimum and would have 25 - 30 people in our lounge every Thurs...
by Mac50L
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

It's elementary dear Mac. They simply need to consult you before their next design. Heck, for the sake of humanity perhaps call them collect to save them from screwing up the next design. Only if they pay enough. I suppose I could sell my designs to them. Probably been involved with kayak designing...
by Mac50L
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Melker in Sweden are 3D printing kayaks. The Melker Rodloga has the cheapest, crudest rudder design there is. Looks like it would pound into a head sea. Not extra light, meaning a good plywood one is lighter. Narrow beam, what I use but there is a need for skill. They are not fishing kayaks. They d...
by Mac50L
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

Weather, know your weather, what it is going to become. Here are some websites which could be good, others will suggest other sites too - https://www.marineweather.co.nz/forecasts https://www.myweather2.com/Marine/Global-Ports/New-Zealand/Auckland.aspx http://www.swellmap.com/boating/new-zealand/inn...
by Mac50L
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tape on a wet hull - repair
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Tape on a wet hull - repair

Has anyone used T-rex tape or similar? It claims it will stick to a wet surface. Most of us, if we have to, will let the hull dry before applying duct tape but this seems to say, "just stick it on".
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

His ( I assume male) general demeanour was that of a screaming baby with no concept of punctuation and the entitlement of a 13 yr old whose phone has been confiscated. He was drummed out, then this Ryanocean turns up here, with a similar screaming one sentence post. Or there could be two of them......
by Mac50L
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Sounds like you should've pulled out your fone, vhf, epirp and other safety equipment and explained you were prepped for the conditions that you had checked on a forecast pre launch! Except it is unlikely he had any of that and it doesn't sound like he knew what the forecast was otherwise it would ...
by Mac50L
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Whatever the situation, you're still allowed to be an idiot aren't you? Legal caveat being that you are not breaking the law, and moral caveat being that you are not endangering anyone else directly. It is illegal to kill yourself and if you fail to do it, someone has to rescue you which costs mone...
by Mac50L
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

I spent many hours of my youth fishing from the jetties at Westport,day and night we use to live across the road from port. I presume you went to North School. We had the two story house on Queen St. Here, our Men's Shed treasurer went to South School before leaving for Auckland for work. Basically...
by Mac50L
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Fark, you must be old,70 yrs of ships boats and dinghies, lol. I'm up there also. Started with my first clinker built dinghy given to me by some clients on my paper round. lol. Sort of got the plan figured myself. Not 'old' just experienced. Yes. Probably aged 5 years old when I first went to sea d...
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

It is difficult to understand what the conditions were from the way it is written but immediately one asks how much kayaking have you done? I can say I've had 70 years of ships and boats (dinghies, yachts and kayaks) so I'd expect my comments on conditions would be reasonably accurate. If someone ha...
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two incidents, one death
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Two incidents, one death

So was it a SOT? "the kayak capsized initially the three were able to get back on , however it started to take on too much water and this has caused further capsizes and the kayak to eventually sink" If so, how did it get water on board? Was a hatch missing? If it was upright no water should come on...
by Mac50L
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two incidents, one death
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Two incidents, one death

The title maybe a bit blunt but that's what's happened. Has anyone got any further details? https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122181681/rescuers-seen-working-on-tiny-boy-pulled-from-water-in-fatal-kayak-capsize "Police are investigating, after the death of a child following a kayaking accident in the...
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions

What does https://www.windy.com say? 4 knots, that's near 8 kph. which is a noticeable little bit of wind. So what is it in reality? 0 knots, absolutely zero, zilch. The other day when I could barely feel it my anemometer was just showing, only just rotating so if it isn't bothering to rotate today ...
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions

Interesting website Badfisherman. So I check the wind speed, given as 10 knots outside our front door. I look at my anemometer and it says you'd be lucky to feel any wind, it is barely revolving. I go outside and I notice the air is just about moving, if there was a gust it might get to half a knot ...
by Mac50L
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

An example of wind and land effect. We stopped (a year ago?) about 3/4 of the way out of Port Levy for lunch on the east side of it. The bay runs near north south, Lyttelton the next one round is about east-west. A strong NW, possibly more west got up and when we launched, found we were in a stiff e...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

Hey Mac50L, your whole outlook on what is written is very subjective. Heralds story is badly written Really ! Anything written by stuff, i personally would never believe a word of their reporting. The report was more likely written from the words of those that were involved. Looks like you reformat...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

The Herald's story was badly written as they start off, then it jumps to experience, jumps to rescue, jumps back to somewhere else. Re-reading and reformatting that story, it appears they drifted 8 km along the coast though as written you get the impression they are that far off shore. It mentions j...
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waikato club
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Waikato club

Seanmcd wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Cheers Mac50L I'll have a browse through the list
You might even find something else interesting if you dig a little.
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waikato club
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Waikato club

There is no specific kayak fishing club that I know of but would be interested to hear. This is the list of known sea kayak clubs and networks in NZ - https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.com/nz-kayak-clubs-networks/ A network is a club without fees and often without a constitution or elected office...