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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Launching the Yak in Napier.
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Launching the Yak in Napier.

Well, with the Port having closed the ( Bout Ramp), oh my God ,what a typo in the title of an article!! I left it that way because once I had posted it I couldn't change it ! I'm sensitive to incorrect spelling . Probably my years in the printing industry, but that was a doozy! All sorted, you can ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie

Your phone possibly located - can you message me your contact details and I'll pass on to the finder...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Epoxy or not
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Epoxy or not

Make a wet box out of foam sheet, Ados layers together so there is minimal gap around the transducer and it's held in position by a slightly smaller one on top. My one only took 50ml of water to wet it out, and by using fresh water (squirt from a drink bottle) meant I didn't have to worry about it l...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: FF battery always flat?

Bit of bedtime reading :) https://www.powerstream.com/SLA.htm I get my batts free every two years with only light duty cycling during their life in an industrial UPS. Slap two 9Ah's together with a blob of Epiglue and a couple of leads and I have all the juice I need for a solid days fishing without...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: FF battery always flat?

This is the sort of thing you're looking for, most electronic stores should have them, about $25 from memory.
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: FF battery always flat?

Are you using a proper SLA charger (with spade terminals), or a bog-standard car battery charger (With croc clips)? If the latter, you have probably cooked the SLA. SLA's will slowly lose charge over time, especially if they're "Pre-Loved". I always give mine a pep up the night before a trip. It's c...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Versatile and affordable kingfish setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Versatile and affordable kingfish setup

If you're lining up for Stevies or the Cavs over the next few weeks, drop me a line if you'd like some company. As for Kings, had a very decent one teasing me this morning, nutting itself on the yak and actively pushing the tub around, but laughing at anything and everything I sent over to tempt it....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Shipping a kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Shipping a kayak

If you're not in a hurry, this time of year works well for 'pass the parcel' as yakkers move around. I've had Yaks both sent and delivered by this method with bizarre scenes of apparently shady dealings at the roadside in the early hours as yaks change hands to continue their journey. Big advantage ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Sails

Was purely a scenic cruise and just under 9Hrs, including a couple of stops for beachcombing, but if I'm particularly lazy on a nice summers day I can open this out to 10-11Hrs.

My regular Ratrun is around the 40km mark and every few weeks over summer.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Sails

You do realise that every trip you have the sail fitted, the wind will either die, or you'll get headwinds both ways :lol: I've just come in from a 50km slalom around the major islands in the BOI, and was toying with taking the sail but decided against it. Out of all the figure 8's, I could have use...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?

Ran a PA clone on my 4.3 with no issues. :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?

I'm not selling, but if you're up in the Bay of Islands, you're welcome to try mine out (1.5m²). The 1.5 has a fair bit of grunt though, I would recommend trying a 1.0m² first (The masts are shorter as well, which works better on a smaller yak) - 12+kts is a little intimidating in a kayak! There are...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Port Boat Ramp Closure
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: Port Bout Ramp Closure

What about contacting the Authority and asking for their Risk Assessment (or whatever) justification for closing access. As long as their reasoning can be logically and, importantly, unemotionally countered, then they should reconsider. Aim for a 'Community Benefit at Large' target. Post any respons...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery

Good points, thanks. even my stripped down, minimalist yak can be not-easy to get on the racks at the end of a long hard paddle back after a long day of paddling and arms are like wet spaghetti. Haha! I remember being sat on a Northland beach exhausted after a hard paddle back to shore and being ph...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery

I have a Lancer with 15pony Mariner. Had it since the mid-80's. Heavy, could only just fit it in the old Mk1 Escort, took 20 minutes to assemble, 2 bods to carry to water. Killed the car with all the salt dribbles inside - It was already mostly bog and fibreglass anyway... :lol: Bought a trailer to ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Sails

I ran one occasionally on my Evo, deck space wasn't too much of an issue as it lay down beside the footwell. Stability was fine unless really going across the wind. 45° either side of downwind was no problem at all. You ideally need to fit some webbing fittings to the deck as I found running the str...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: SeaClear II Q&A
Replies: 41
Views: 15108

Re: SeaClear II Q&A

Gawd, that's going back 11 years...Haven't used Seaclear for a while now See if ithe one you want is in here: http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=81 Try the Kawau to Rangitoto one first up It's easy enough to download and calibrate a specific chart, I think the How To is at the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: phone keys storage
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: phone keys storage

...And a piece of kitchen towel to scavenge any drops of water that may circumvent your seals. 8)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Let the Narrowneck 2020 Summer Olympics commence 8)
Really look forward to this years battle for the title of "Lord Regent of Narrowneck" - The slanging matches are almost as good as the fishin'

Current placings:
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Everyone else: 0