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by Pope
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...

Thanks for the good report Jason. I haven't checked under that hatch for a couple of years. Will check before heading out this weekend.
by Pope
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best long lasting VHF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6340

Re: Best long lasting VHF ?

I don't believe this. Just sorting gear for a weekend away and see the comments on the battery clip for the MHS75. I thought you guys must have been rough with it so I unclipped mine to check and it disintegrated. That will teach me. Only got the stupid radio after my Voyager died. Now I'm off to ge...
by Pope
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair

all sorted thanks to Tom at Ding King in Silverdale. He fixes all sorts of surfcraft including surfboards, paddle boards, surf skis and now fishing kayaks. :y:
by Pope
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair

Gordon at Barracuda kayaks Silverdale would be the best person in the Auckland area to take it too. Thanks Winch. I talked with Gordon and they don't do repairs on equipment they haven't sold. I respect that. He put me onto Ding King in Silverdale who repair surfboards but also all the local surf s...
by Pope
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair

kernels wrote:That scratch looks like it's just through the paint ? Has it gone all the way through the fibreglass too?
Unfortunately yes. Either side of the cut are sitting about 3 to 4mm different on the plane. Suspect need to sand out completely then build back up.
by Pope
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

A lot can happen in a weekend - advice needed on repair

20160403_072031.jpg I had great plans for the weekend with a charter to Great Barrier. Weather mentioned that the planned trip was cancelled at the last minute which wasn't unexpected as I had been tracking the forecast for a week. Those who know me well known I'm an optimist and I was fully packed...
by Pope
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Big swell, hard fishing, some good fish, and good times!
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Re: Big swell, hard fishing, some good fish, and good times!

Thanks for putting me onto the fish after my fish finder died during launch. Looks like head unit problem rather than power supply. Great trip away with a good bunch of like minded blokes. Plenty of food and then some. The only vegetables I got near over the weekend was that field of cauliflower in ...
by Pope
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Did I drop this fish or did it swim st me?
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Did I drop this fish or did it swim st me?

A couple of years ago but I still haven't worked out what really happened


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Link to video repaired - Hainesy
by Pope
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gulp Gulp Gulp Gulp
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: Gulp Gulp Gulp Gulp

Thanks Mike. Great price and now I'm almost fully restocked ready for next weekend and the comp. :y:
by Pope
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Sun 12th
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Sun 12th

Good luck Stonecross. I am doing a test paddle up north. I will let you know where the fish are
by Pope
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Firth today 17.6
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: Firth today 17.6

I think the reason for the photo being upside down is a little less obvious than just holding the camera upside down. I have followed Big K's trip reports for years and they all have a common theme. Great fish, same location and an added extra. The following last 10 photos may give you a clue.
by Pope
Fri May 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof rack weight limits
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Roof rack weight limits

I installed them on my car and have carried 2 kayaks on long trips but noticed some vibration after 6 months. Found all the bolts were loose. Now check the bolts before each long trip.
by Pope
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Playing in the surf
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Playing in the surf

Thanks Manne yes I need to learn and playing in the the surf zone let's me try what works and what doesn't. Back to watching YouTube so next time I'm a bit better. Was out at Sandy Bay in 2 To 3m surf and made it all the way in until I really wiped out. Kids couldn't stop laughing to come to my aid....
by Pope
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: Playing in the surf
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Playing in the surf

The ANZAC weekend swell meant fishing was off and playing in the surf on. After taking a couple of OK Freenzy's out for a hour of fun at Oakura Northland, it was time to get out the Stealth Evo 495 to catch some waves. Even got my youngest to try it out.
by Pope
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel

Picked up a few of the bigger models myself when targeting Pike. Haven't had much of a chance to test them out on Kings. What colours did you go with and reckon are the most successful for Kings? I used Olive Pearl and Green Pearl but am sure other colours will work. Check these bad boys out!!! ali...
by Pope
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel

Where do you get these from Pope? http://www.savagegear-usa.com/product/view/lures/real-series/real-eel-loose-body Picked up a couple of Saury "game" lures a few years back - They didn't last long at all, despite upping the weaponry for the second one. Might have a nosey at these guys.... One of th...
by Pope
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

New toy Tuesday - Mega Savage Real Eel

Over the last 6 months I have been using the Savage Real Eels to target kingfish with some success. 20 plus rat kings over 3 trips By slow trolling. They have a good action behind the kayak. I have also had 2 big bust offs which must have been sizable kingies based on how hard they pulled. I decided...
by Pope
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wtd: Ocean Kayak safety flag
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Wtd: Ocean Kayak safety flag

Got one you can have for free if you want to pick up on North Shore.
by Pope
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick Trip for a Feed !
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Quick Trip for a Feed !

Good haul in quick time. I'm further north and hitting the water early tomorrow. Noticed today its very discoulored. Anyway hope to replicate your top effort.
by Pope
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Navionics Sonarcharts
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Navionics Sonarcharts

With 2 kayaks and only 1 fishfinder with GPS I have started using my phone loaded with Navionics as a GPS chart. Navionics Sonarcharts has been around for a while but I'm not sure many are using them to find structure and drop-offs. The Sonarcharts are based on user data that then provides a chart w...