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by Rob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!

I thought so, but my R+D division hasn't stopped laughing since I told them about the world wide release of their latest product...
I feel there's something they are not telling me, but I cannot work it out.

Would you like to place an order?
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FPV-Power Kayak Battery! Wow!
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: FPV-Power Kayak Battery! Wow!

That gives me an idea...
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives...
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!
Replies: 2
Views: 301

ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!

With apologies to purists who can tie knots blindfolded, I have perfected the ULTIMATE(tm) dropper knot tool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry if this idea has been used... ignorance is bliss!) The following tutorial assumes knowledge of the basics of tying a dropper knot. Start the knot as per the myriad of You...
by Rob
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??
Replies: 21
Views: 1594

Re: Are we loosing the "brotherhood "??

I've dabbled in land based sea fishing since my late teens, snorkelled, spearfished, gathered paua etc. I'm not particularly good at it but for me it is entertainment not necessity. Put me on a river bed and I can catch trout... on the sea? The fish don't like me. Why did you get into the hobby? Des...
by Rob
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.

Ok... I'll point out that I haven't got to trail this yet. (All care, no responsibility!) Items that I used for this (Mitre 10 Mega or Bunnings or your plumber mate) 1 x 1 metre length of 32mm pipe $ 11.55 (I only needed 365mm) https://gflaya.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y4mB5xZhXcniNSsjofqJUZiPIevPtrrS...
by Rob
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transport kayak on ute
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Transport kayak on ute

Keep in mind that your Ute will need the salt water washed off it every time you go out. My last Ute (an ancient L200) succumbed to rust after 8 years of ferrying the kayak around.
I use a trailer now.

Have fun!
by Rob
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 60
Views: 4852

Re: Greenland Paddle

So the diamond shape cross section is the correct shape? I have seen professional paddles that appeared to be ovoid. How does that shape work? I had thought that the rounded edges would pass through the water more efficiently. How do you use it properly? What edge leads the stroke... top/bottom, kay...
by Rob
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Retractable transducer in Viking tackle pod.

Hi Guy's. I have often wondered if I've been losing some definition/range in my Humminbird 798 side-scan function, due to the transducer sitting above the keel of my kayak and trying to pass the signal through the air gap at the bottom of the tackle pod. I decided to make a shaft that I can push dow...
by Rob
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Attaching New Flag
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Attaching New Flag

I have used self amalgamating tape on the top and bottom of my flag (also a NZ red ensign). The stretchy rubberised nature of the tape helps to grip the mast and flag firmly to the mast.

Burnsco has it for $19.99, assuming it's the same stuff.
by Rob
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good Short Length Fishing Kayak?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Good Short Length Fishing Kayak?

Hi... 3 metres is getting fairly short, more like a surf/river kayak. A quick look at Ocean kayak/Viking sites show some kayaks at that size. Ocean kayak does the "Mysto" at 2.97m, Viking has the "Nemo" at 2.7m. How tall and what sort of build do you have, because those choices may not be suitable f...
by Rob
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whos hand does this hook belong to
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Whos hand does this hook belong to

ooh...
Stink one!

Did the glove survive the ordeal?
by Rob
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak roof hangers
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Kayak roof hangers

Speed dial!, not fair!
Some of us have to rummage for old posts...
by Rob
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a 'Go to' Fish finder battery charger?
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Is there a 'Go to' Fish finder battery charger?

I use a 12v battery charger.
I know, I'm such a barbarian.

But... it's about 30 years old and only gives off .5 A trickle charge on a good day...

I do acquire free (used) 18A 12V batteries occasionally.
The last one of these that I bought was $30.00 (special deal)
by Rob
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speccy four eyes?
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Speccy four eyes?

I swear they make hooks with smaller eyes these days... I'm using Burnsco specs on the water when tying knots. They come in various magnifications and two leds (individually switched) at $14.99. http://www.burnsco.co.nz/shop/boating/clothing/reading-glasses-with-leds The batteries don't like getting...
by Rob
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drouge chute sea anchor
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Drouge chute sea anchor

Being into the DIY scene (and a cheapskate), I made my own copying this one:
http://dizzybigfish.co.uk/diy-drogue/
I added a net float to keep it near the surface.
It scrunches up small too.
by Rob
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF radio
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: VHF radio

Running a VHF at 25 Watts draws 2.0833333333 Amps. Battery Life = Ampere Hours / Current ( Ampere) Battery Life = 7 / 2.083333333 So your 7 Amp Hour battery will last 3.5 hours if constantly on 25 watts. (That's only when its transmitting, isn't it?) Running a VHF at 1 Watt draws 0.083333333333 Amps...
by Rob
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone been following this MPI / heron report stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: anyone been following this MPI / heron report stuff

Nothing to see here.... move along! :wasntme: The Commercial fishers involved have promised to be good boys from now on, so there is no need to prosecute them. I look forward to the same sort of lenience being shown to private fishers that rape the sea, discard the low grade unwanted fish but promis...
by Rob
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radio Licence
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: VHF Radio Licence

I bought my VHF about 3 years ago just as another means to ask for help, should I need it. (I fish alone, mostly) After 6? months, Coastguard approached me and asked if I would like to do the online course for free. (Not sure how they knew I had a VHF.) Did the course. I still have not transmitted a...
by Rob
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Friday, glorious Friday
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Friday, glorious Friday

Well, you've got to look at the big picture...

Can you postpone the wedding?

:wasntme: