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by TBreezy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leigh
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Leigh

Thanks mate.

Haha, yes also a great way to spend a Sunday. Second on my list.
by TBreezy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Tips for beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Tips for beginner

Hey mate. Welcome. Considering no experience, it would pay to spend a day somewhere calm, sheltered with minimal current getting used to being in a kayak. Tipping yourself out and getting back in etc. Brush up on a bit of safety, it's #1. Perhaps go to a club meetup somewhere near Waihi or Tauranga ...
by TBreezy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leigh
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Leigh

E Coli Bay on the North Shore sent me north a bit up to Leigh. Launched just as the sun was rising with a ton of other yakkers but headed right instead of left. I suck at catching live baits but managed a squid on the sabiki (wtf) so popped him on a hook and send him back down. Not 5 mins later somt...
by TBreezy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Haha, yes, welcome back.

Nicely done.
by TBreezy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Rips
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Rips

Just about anything can be a danger. Strong current can be a danger, especially when anchored - not that you'd anchor in a rip, but if you got caught side-on in there, it could be problematic. The thing though, is that if there's enough surf cranking for there to be a rip, then you'd have to be pret...
by TBreezy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Simple Sounder Install

Thanks mate. Seems to work pretty well :)
by TBreezy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Simple Sounder Install

The battery box is something I came up with on the last install. I use a Sistema lunch box to house the battery, which is also inside a zipped-up carry bag complete with fuse. This way the terminals are really well protected and the whole thing is protected from any water that may come in. I drilled...
by TBreezy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Simple Sounder Install

Swapping the sounder from one kayak to another gave me the opportunity to simplify it, work out some annoying kinks and basically do a better job of it. I know there's a ton of info about this on here already but there's a couple of things that could help others wanting to do a simple, cheap, thru-h...
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Transducer Silicone Removal

That's cool, I might give that a go if it's a bit tough. Cheers!
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Transducer Silicone Removal

Awesome, thanks mate!
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Transducer Silicone Removal

Before I completely butcher this process, has anyone removed a transducer from the inside of their hull? One that has been installed with silicone? I bought some silicone remover and a scraper, but am not sure if the remover will mess with (melt?) the plastic. The plan is to remove it from one kayak...
by TBreezy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Kayak Rudder Spring

Thanks for your replies, everyone. And HLD for offering to make me one. I did a bit more digging and found a youtube clip by a store in AU. Managed to get in touch with them and they are sending me one. Mac - I did consider rigging up a bungee thing but thought I would explore this option a bit more...
by TBreezy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Kayak Rudder Spring

Looking for one of these but can't find anything online. Only complete rudder kits. Maybe someone has one or has had to get one at some point? Or has even had to make one?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers.
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by TBreezy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 28
Views: 5384

Re: Skutes

Pretty cool man. I just did a trip up north with some mates, one of whom caught his PB on the Saturday morning, then topped that on the Sunday morning both on Skutes he'd tied himself. He was kind enough to tie one for me a few months back but I lost it after 3 casts haha. Looking forward to seeing ...
by TBreezy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2814

Re: winter kayak fishing

Hey mate. Winter fishing is awesome. It's not too hot and there's usually less boat traffic. My biggest reservation with a wetsuit is the ability to piss. Unless you're cool with pissing your pants, which admittedly would be nice and warm in this situation, a wetsuit is a bit of a hassle. Personally...
by TBreezy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 2423

Re: Deep diving lures

DocProfit wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 am
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/owner-dh-41-double-hooks 2/0 was the smallest, I'd like a little smaller to be honest but the seem to work well.

Caught the JD on a coconut ice zman - they seem to like the pink.
Cheers!
by TBreezy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 2423

Re: Deep diving lures

4 Decent snaps and a JD. I couldn't see more than 3m in front of me from 6am till 10am the fog was that bad. So I kept close in to the cliffs and just trolled around. If you didn't have a fish finder with GPS charts, you'd be lost in seconds. I literally had to stare at the screen and keep the litt...
by TBreezy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Whangamata 21/04

Bloody nice snapper that, well done. I'm actually heading to Whangamata next weekend and will be taking the yak with me for a dawn mish hopefully. Can you recommend best spot to launch from? Cheers! Was a good fight. I'd say along the back beach somewhere in the middle. It's most sheltered from the...
by TBreezy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Fishy Fingers soap
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Re: Fishy Fingers soap

Someone gave me a bar of that stuff for Christmas one year.

+1 is awesome.
by TBreezy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Whangamata 21/04

Thanks dude!