Search found 8215 matches

by Hainesy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley
Replies: 25
Views: 4389

Re: Wheeleez Kayak Trolley

Is this one of, the longest running post threads on the Forum ?...... :D :D :D .... been going for over 7 years now..!

Just to give you an update, the original Wheelez trolley that I originally posted is still going strong.... well... at least it was the last time I used it !
by Hainesy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fish finder set up fail????
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Fish finder set up fail????

Yep...almost definitely a power issue.... sometimes it’s not as simple as Andrew explained.. salt water exposure corrosion can sometimes creep up the cabling and everything can look fine at the joints and connections only for you the have a corrosion break further up the cable
by Hainesy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: A cautionary tale

Another option that I’ve seen done, but haven’t done myself , is to turn around completely so you’re facing the breaking surf and to work your way onto shore backwards. If you get a large swell or wave you just paddle hard into it as you would when you launch and when’s it’s broken paddle backwards ...
by Hainesy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: John from Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: John from Auckland

Welcome aboard!
by Hainesy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sorry folks another NN TR
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Sorry folks another NN TR

Great stuff !.... must admit I haven’t fished NN for ages...the often crazy boat traffic just made it less than enjoyable !
by Hainesy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: A cautionary tale

Unfortunately we have to be prepared for the worst.... glad that you both made it back in ok albeit it with a few missing bits
by Hainesy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Time for a new PLB...
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Time for a new PLB...

Just watched the video, I like the 360 aerial rotation but was wondering just how easy (too easy?) that guard slides off the big Red Button? What's your opinion? (Mine is due as well, must have been in the same rush :D ) I worked on the principle that it stays inside the neoprene bag that has a pla...
by Hainesy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Time for a new PLB...
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Time for a new PLB...

dedant wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 pm
That is compact! Is it around $300? Seems a good deal. :)
Very compact and $314
by Hainesy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Time for a new PLB...
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Time for a new PLB...

Well, faced with my PLB needing it’s 5 year battery renewal at a cost of $200, I decided to spend just over $300 and get a new unit, another brand, that has a 10 year warranty, a 20 year battery life and a 10 year recommended battery replacement cycle... A spare pouch so I can switch between my kaya...
by Hainesy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1114

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Well done !.. certainly great when you put a plan in place and it all comes together !
by Hainesy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Marine Reserves
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Marine Reserves

As tempting as it might seem to Fish close (and yes I’ve done it ) as HLD says I think it’s juts too much of a risk... I can recall once paddling thru a reserve with another Forum member with all our gear “up”and not fishing at all, when out of the blue we got a “ friendly” call from who we suspect ...
by Hainesy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Merry Xmas

.....and a very belated merry Christmas and a happy new year to all ! May the fishing gods smile upon you and your lines be always tight !
by Hainesy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First kingfish!
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: First kingfish!

Great job !
by Hainesy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale Ocean Kayak 4.7
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: For Sale Ocean Kayak 4.7

Ok... I’ll play the game...

My offer is 1 x slightly used mince and cheese pie !
by Hainesy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP

That's a shame..used them on a few occasions and they were always great to deal with !
by Hainesy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Viking 440 for sale.SOLD, THANK YOU.
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Viking 440 for sale.

That's a great deal for someone !
by Hainesy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coromandel Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Coromandel Trip

Great report and it sounds like a great time was had by all !
by Hainesy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale Ocean Kayak 4.7
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: For Sale Ocean Kayak 4.7

Sorry to see that you're selling up mate... we've had some good times...generally taking the piss out of each other !... G1 is right.. this is a great deal for some one !
by Hainesy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Kayak Trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Kayak Trailer

Nicely done.... def some good thought gone into the design & build