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by sk8e8
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Faulty FF, or just me?
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

Re: Faulty FF, or just me?

I’ve taken my 7X HOOK2 off the stealth before I sold it due to the thing showing the screen like that. Even tried it off the wharf with the transducer on a stick , no better. It’s never worked properly since the first time I used it. Marine Deals have $600 off me for nothing but an expensive box th...
by sk8e8
Fri May 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2720

Re: Paddle pants

Off the back end of Hainesy's "shell suit comeback" comment... Where is a good place to get some new paddle pants on a budget? Are Rasdax still king, if so where from. I can only find them at Hunting and Fishing but not exactly what I'm after. What other options are out there and where from? Any th...
by sk8e8
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need kayak electrical fittings/ grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Need kayak electrical fittings/ grommet

I'd just talk with Viking Kayaks. I'm sure they'll send whatever they use down for you.
by sk8e8
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ffo-tackle.com who uses them
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: ffo-tackle.com who uses them

Nah still do not ship here, thought I could get around it by getting it sent to a US address, then found you needed a US c/c to purchase.... used to get so me mean deals I got once bought 50 tubs of gulp for next to nothing... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Haha you and your drunk credit card p...
by sk8e8
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: New Boat Taking On Water

Thankfully you noticed before you left!
My boat has 6 bungs (not all of which I actually open), so I have to go through and check them all before launching. Water moves through them damn quick
by sk8e8
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestions on soft bait rods
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Suggestions on soft bait rods

Have a chat with awondering (Kev) who runs K-Labs http://www.klabs.co.nz/ and is a long term supporter and member of this forum
I use one of his softbait rods, and it's my go-to.
by sk8e8
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Musings on kingfish
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Musings on kingfish

Nice one mate - I think kingfish are some of the most fun fish to catch. I've always done better with Jigs personally, but in close like you were, the livies seem like a good plan.
by sk8e8
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 6550

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Thanks for the advice. :y: Can I ask, what is it about the Lowrances you don't like? Re: The GT52 and the GT51 yes, but as my Kayak is not really an offshore model, I'm not likely to need the extra grunt of the 51 as I'm unlikely to get to fish, in much more than 100~200 feet let alone 500 or 750, ...
by sk8e8
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 6550

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Nice research! My second Garmin on my jetski was an echomap 95sv and I put in the GT51M transducer. It's a FANTASTIC transducer, although expensive. So much so, that when I bought my boat, I got another one. I've also put in a low chirp 1kw transducer for the deep stuff. If you can upgrade the trans...
by sk8e8
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 6550

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Nice choice of FF. I've run 3 or 4 Lowrances, and since then 3 Garmins. I always found mapping to be quite good, although for some time I used my phone. Does the Striker Plus come with QuickDraw? If so, that, along with Navionics on the phone would be fine. Syncing with the phone is also very nice, ...
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Orere Point 28July2018
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Orere Point 28July2018

Nice day out! well done
by sk8e8
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: So what's the latest on FFINDERS now
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: So what's the latest on FFINDERS now

Lowrance and Garmin are both good. Just make sure you know where you'll put your transducer and that it'll fit
by sk8e8
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: So what's the latest on FFINDERS now
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: So what's the latest on FFINDERS now

What's your budget?
by sk8e8
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Discounted PLB group-buy for KFNZ members.

After more than a year, I finally purchased one
by sk8e8
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: *SOLD* Stealth 495 for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: *SOLD* Stealth 495 for sale

:whew: someone got a steal!
by sk8e8
Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A little story about Shimano - with a happy ending.
Replies: 24
Views: 3136

Re: A little story about Shimano - and why I will never buy them again.

Tangent here, but speaking of buying offshore, I have 2 x Daiwa BG2500 reels arriving from SRMO in the states, got both of them for $232 landed in NZ. Best price I have seen here is $199 each. Makes it an easy decision! Will have to add GST too soon. Also, it's great UNTIL you need any support by D...
by sk8e8
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 6550

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

dedant wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 am
Striker plus has quickdraw contour mapping. Makes your own chart . All too techo for my low brow knuckle dragging intellect.
Quickdraw is amazing! Onto my 3rd unit with it, and I wouldn't go back to a unit without it.
by sk8e8
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 6550

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Watching with interest. I was looking at one of these for a reasonably compact option https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/raymarine-dragonfly-4-pro-gps-fishfinder-package or one of these https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/marine-gps-chartplotter-fishfinder/lowrance-hook2-5x-gps-fishfinder-with-splitshot-tra...
by sk8e8
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This forum - giving likes.
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: This forum - giving likes.

Thumbs up
and an extra bit as it wasn't enough characters....