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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sails
Replies: 7
Views: 487

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: 487

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: 192

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: 192

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 Bout Ramp Closure
Replies: 6
Views: 533

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: 635

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: 635

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: 487

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: 14667

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: 2
Views: 491

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: 1290

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:
Luke1: 1
Everyone else: 0
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Humminbird F/F
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Wanted: Humminbird F/F

Smart Marine have some decent specials on the Helix range at the moment.
5X Di G2 for $400
7x G2n Combo $700 (BYO nav card)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 2168

Re: Waipu Cove

Hainesy wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm
... some times you might have to wait a day or two for the surf to die down.
That's a long time to be sitting outside the breakers waiting to come back in... :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 2168

Re: Waipu Cove

I'll wave as I go past on my way to Aucks. Know where I'd rather be though.
Best of luck.

(I'll be doing a trip out of Tauranga Bay at Whangaroa on Sunday, so reciprocal invite there if you're keen)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away. Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running. 2 meters of water, the cone of most ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away.

Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Rod Swap

Makes sense :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Rod Swap

I know I'm opening the gates for innuendo, but does that extra 6" really make that much of a difference?
Whilst I wouldn't really go above 7', it does make leading a fish around the front of the yak easier (except in the case of the Ugli-Stiks which will happily wrap themselves under the hull)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept

Sent you a message a few days ago bud, check your Inbox (Top right next to your profile pic) If you have a mottled grey yak on a dark Holden wagon, think I saw you go past me at the truck rollover near Matauri this arvo about 3:30 (I was cunningly camoflaged in fluoro orange). Weather looking good f...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Life
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Wild Life

Only seen one Leopard on the beach up here and it looked like an oversize evil snake - Not at all like the cutesy fur seals we get on the rocks. Did a launch in the dark from Tutukaka last year and it wasn't until I got back I saw the big DOC sign saying "Lookout for the Bitey Thing on the beach". I...