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by gadgetm
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Thanks Dedant, and now I've done the proper research: and it's all bloody complex, as you'd expect for something like Radio, which is all we had until they learnt to shove TV signals through it. Then it became more complex, so it goes some thing like this: All the info is at this wonderfully comple...
by gadgetm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raymarine transducer dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Raymarine transducer dimensions

Anyone able to give me dimensions for a Raymarine Dragonfly Chirp Transducer without mount. After the width and length. Wondering if it could be mounted into the keel near the back of my Espri. It's always dangerous for the bank account when I start thinking. http://www.raymarine.com/uploadedImages/...
by gadgetm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

Nice. A suggestion: lose the deck ropes around the cockpit - magnet for hooks. :y: And buckles, knives, ... or just about anything on you re-entering on the water. I will add a simple webbing grab handle each side of the cockpit about the pivot point for porting. Just deciding if I want them on the...
by gadgetm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2469

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

I see Raymarine comes with a marine chart, does Lowrance do the same ? My Lowrance did not have one when I bought my yak second hand, to me, very frustrating as I was fishing randomly not knowing the reefs / drop offs Navionics + changed that I believe that with the Lowrance anything ending in X ha...
by gadgetm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2469

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

I'd go the hook2 over the dragonfly personally. Screen resolution is WAY better. Doesn't have chirp so that's the downside. If you can get a 7 inch version, it'd be even better :) Agreed. The Dragonfly 5 has the same resolution as the Hook2, but at almost twice the price for fancier GPS display. Fo...
by gadgetm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2469

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-tran...
by gadgetm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Security
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Security

Quick and dirty solution till I can build a rack in the garage. Grab an offcut of flat and hammer it flatish. Garb one offcut of pipe. Fizz the two together and drill a hole through the other end. Now I have something to go through the kayak that I can put a lock onto since there is nothing else rem...
by gadgetm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt

I'm only cheeky on the odd days ending in a Y.
by gadgetm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

The new-ish tub.
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Let the games commence. Wind currently 41km/h gusting 54km/h, don't think I'll be testing it out today.
by gadgetm
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

Picked up the Espri this afternoon. Locked on a trailer now as usual but will need to work out something better. Will put a custom shelf in the garage for permanent storage. Most immediate mods will be side handles and foot pegs. I don't bend too well so I need better foot bracing. Definitely a high...
by gadgetm
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

MikeAqua wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Nice. Have a search on this site for pictures of how people have rigged their Espri's. There have been a few.
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Absolutely. First thing will be adding side grab handles for carrying. Cannot figure out why they omitted them.

Then add fish finder, anchor system, ...
by gadgetm
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

Woohoo. Just picked up a Viking Espri about 1 year old for $500. 8)
by gadgetm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

I've also had a Viking 400. I'm taller the average and stronger than average with arms like an Orangutan and I could just get it onto the top of our wagon (Pajero) after a long paddle. At 100kg I was too heavy for it to paddle easily but at 67 you'd be fine. Sure wish I had the strength I had in my...
by gadgetm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

Shall throw in my 2cents here. gadgetm my wife is 5' 4" approx 66kg she can load onto and off again her yak, onto our wagon with no problems . Yak paddles very well without a rudder ,has plenty of wriggle room, very seaworthy , fit for purpose. My wife loves it and so do I . I used it and still do ...
by gadgetm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

I would add the OK Scrambler to the shortlist. It was my first yak and I did an awful lot with it. When I upgraded to an OK Prowler Ultra 4.3, I never noticed any difference in paddling performance despite it's extra weight and length, although the rudder was a luxury! I have thought about the Scra...
by gadgetm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

I took a espri for a paddle a few weeks back. I'm 110kg and ot felt a bit unstable bit at nearly half that I think it would be pretty good. Wasn't bad space wise either. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk I like narrow, slightly tippy, for speed and manoeuvrability. Narrow lets me get a good bite...
by gadgetm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

I started fishing with a Catch 290. That is an excellent basic entry level fishing kayak. Light and easy to put on your car. The downside is if there is a bit of wind or higher waves it is not very stable. Cheers, Thomas Yeah, that is the Mission Flow with a couple of rod holders and a hatch. I do ...
by gadgetm
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Re: Need Another Tub

Have a look at the Phoenix Hornet. I have a dodgy wing (damn near useless some days) and have no issues throwing the Hornet around. Does a respectable 4kts long-term cruising (for me) and often do 20+km days. Reasonably dry for me at [cough] 92kg - sounds like you won't even get your heels wet. Was...
by gadgetm
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2455

Need Another Tub

My last yak grew legs and wandered off a couple of weeks back. Usually locked to a locked trailer, but both trailers were out on loan for the weekend and I couldn't find anything else to lock it too for the day. :( Anyway, that puts me in the market for a replacement. Now there isn't much of me, at ...
by gadgetm
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The 10 things I wish I knew when I first started kayak fishing.
Replies: 31
Views: 4095

Re: The 10 things I wish I knew when I first started kayak fishing.

Some good points. Not that I've fished from a yak yet, still getting back into the paddling. I've always gone for cheap gear as I always break or lose it anyway.