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by Rob
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 33
Views: 29875

Re: WEBCAM Directory

In addition to improving the Paekakariki coverage (Views to the North (to Kapiti Island), West and a rotating 360 degree camara) there are now cameras showing Abel Tasman National Park: Anchorage, Astrolabe and Awaroa…

Find them at: https://groundtruth.co.nz/stations
by Rob
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cobra tandem
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Cobra tandem

"Talk me out of it" Oh... wrong forum for that... Yes, 2 person kayaks do tend to be barge's. I used to do it with a Viking Aqua 2... slow but stable. I only took it out on the best of days, in sheltered water (Wellington harbour) and only several hundred metres out. That's not to say that it always...
by Rob
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 33
Views: 29875

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Kapiti (Wellington Region)… view of sea from Paekakariki Hill Road towards Kapiti Island, Paraparaumu and into the Horowhenua... Time lapse of current conditions plus previous 24 hours, allowing changes to weather/waves/tides to be noticed.

https://www.groundtruth.co.nz/kapiti-project-webcam
by Rob
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rustic Bath/Soaking tub.
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Rustic Bath/Soaking tub.

Yet another project that I have been messing about with recently... My Wee Wifey spent some time in Japan, quite a few years ago and has always wanted a Japanese Soaking Tub... she didn't want a spa pool (cost of heating/chemicals/pool security etc) and so I've cobbled together something along the l...
by Rob
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drogue/Sea anchors
Replies: 23
Views: 3935

Re: Drogue/Sea anchors

If you are ok with a sewing machine, you can make your own...

I made one using this method.

http://dizzybigfish.co.uk/diy-drogue/
by Rob
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Well...

Wee Wifey was paddling with me for part of the way... and I couldn't have her passing me, (on her Espri) could I?
OK, fine! She's fitter than I am!
Crazy lady runs, cycles, kayaks, paddle boards and swims.
:inlove:
by Rob
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Less than 10 km?
That's depressing.

I'll have to give it a long run to see what it's good for.
by Rob
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

I gave it a run, in a barrel, to see what Amperage it uses... Idling speed (not sure how much speed this produces) https://gme1pq.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y4m7L1WMsDXf-utAMhTlG5wf03B0C1Y-NhNpS3-OUa9B-SbRnBb280l_IlkKt46-dpaxSnTMI8ZBG12B7teWIUwwBhOXhW4Fb2TYO34MVO2QP2mt0IxYvQrlVdVzFlrObG3QKvXw9CLQTEYFF...
by Rob
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Got out to give it a shake down cruise, no movies yet. There was a bit of a swell out in the sea, so I just buzzed up and down the lagoon several times. The only problem that I had was the cable tie snapped, leaving the motor locked on the deck. I replaced the cable tie with a piece of dyneema, hope...
by Rob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 33
Views: 29875

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Replacement Castlepoint link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjGRt ... Cg/live%20

Real time footage of Lighthouse and sea past the Reef.
by Rob
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

I had some spare time today... I already had a large bung behind the seat. I bought a similar bung and ran the cables thought the plug. I can use the original plug to seal the kayak when the trolling motor isn't needed. https://g2eypq.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y4mi0nffR5mCCOs4DQyVZvXK8dGe9-b_sXC34DRB...
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: More sweaty action than a brazzers video
Replies: 2
Views: 2191

Re: More sweaty action than a brazzers video

Nice!...

it needed a throaty voice over, extolling your virtues...

You have set the bar fairly high... how soon before it hits the big screen?
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Not sure... I think the full left or right turn would be a slow speed thing.

I'm not sure how much effort turning the motor will take while it is operating... it might not swing as freely in the water.
I could extend the handles where the rudder controls attach to smooth out and dampen the turn.
by Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Well, I got bitten by the motorised bug, usual excuses. I've bought a JW Watersnake 54lb Venom SWX ,12 volt trolling motor and coupled it with a 120 A/H battery. (Should do the job) I've looked at multiple installs with the trolling motor at the side and while it might be easier to clean weeds etc. ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

Have you seen the crap I make?... I'm ALWAYS optimistic.
Fatalistic too... when it comes to my little projects not panning out.
Thats why I don't cut holes in the kayak...
by Rob
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

I took it out on the water, with a 10 Amp fuse. Started it up and... blew the fuse (taking out the power to the fish finder for the duration of the trip.) :@ :rofl: I thought I had better check it out properly... I set the motor up in a bucket to check what Amp's it draws under load... https://gwdk0...
by Rob
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new weapon, a new season.
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: A new weapon, a new season.

Well... I got a way's to go before I catch up with you, unless you count the rods/reels that I've bought for my family, then we would be about even. Age wise, I'm just a Spring chicken in comparison ( 52 ) I had thought I married smart, with my Wee Wifey liking to fish/hunt also, but I feel guilty w...
by Rob
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 3392

Re: Paddle recommendations

Hi Mike, Looking at your handiwork, I would put myself as less accomplished than you... my attempts have resulted in serviceable paddle's. Works of art that can be sold for $100's?... No. Ok, given my lack of facilities and tools? Yes Good enough not to be embarrassed... Yes. Room for improvement? A...
by Rob
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PUK Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: PUK Bay

I managed a single gurnard landed, with a second one lost at the surface.

Sweet day! (shame about the fish) I headed in around 2.00pm.

Was that you with the blue? Viking 400 that I talked to on the beach? I had the Purple/red kayak.
by Rob
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 4975

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

Never thrown up on the kayak.
I've headed in a few times, because I've started feeling queasy.
That is when I've been anchored in choppy seas, bait fishing, for several hours and when nothing was happening with the fish to keep the mind off it.