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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Anyone got a trailer FS
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Anyone got a trailer FS

Pick up cheap Jetski trailer...
Thule cradles bolt straight into low profile Unistruts fixed across, and will take two SOT's side by side.
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?

Made one out of a length of ABS pipe. Does it work for keeping the hooks in order? Yes, admirably. Can I be arsed carrying it on the yak? Hmmm... Has proved it;s worth on the (very) few Kingy livebaiting sessions I've done where I have Kingy rod + Sabiki however spends far more time in the garage th...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Doubling over braid??
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Doubling over braid??

I generally double braid on the basis of reducing point-load on a 'single' strand. There are, however, many dynamics in effect on loaded cordage, point contact pressure and surface area etc. When on the yak, I choose to double so as to introduce some level of redundancy in my knots, plus easier to t...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: What's gonna hit this?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: What's gonna hit this?

Hoping to derail the thread into silliness here

I see your string of beads and raise you
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: What's gonna hit this?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: What's gonna hit this?

Whatever takes it, I don't want it between my legs on the yak!....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Do Stealth users not mount their FF on the hatch cover or am I the only one who sees that as a problem? I can only go off what I see on youtube where the FF is mounted on the hatch cover and it looks like the FF gets knocked around when the hatch is opened. I switched the hatch direction to open to...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing behind a yacht?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Towing behind a yacht?

Long line [through] the bow toggle, secondary to the stern toggle...and a regular watching brief.

Had fun rounding up a "christmas tree" of kayaks one summer. One fixed attachment failed, which led to two, three, four.... eight kayaks to be rounded up over a five kilometre stretch.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone lost an iPhone at Omaha?
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Anyone lost an iPhone at Omaha?

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First paddle post-lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: First paddle post-lockdown

About 90min from Whg CBD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Reflective tape

All gone.

Gonna be some purdy yaks out there :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu May 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Reflective tape

No prob.
There's about a half dozen strips surplus to requirements after lighting up kayaks, car doors and letterbox.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

are they hard to harvest? really a condom? Not hard to harvest by any means...the condom was a dig at trying to keep fluid snot on a hook.....I don't wear pantyhose :lol: If you get up to my neck of the woods when the cordons are lifted, I'll endeavour to introduce you to the XOS Trevs up this way....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Reflective tape - All gone

Anyone interested in a pair of commercial grade 150mm long self adhesive silver 3M retroreflective strips? $5 a pair into your sweaty paws. From personal SAR experience, detectability of reflectives cannot be underestimated (Plus your yak looks really cool to other drivers as you head to your pre-da...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

As long as you take the base shell as well (ie leaving clean rock) as they won't recolonise onto a previous tenants shell. In jargonese, "Rock and Pacific oysters must not be opened while they adhere to the object on which they grow." Nature however hasn't read that bit of the fisheries info pack...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

I did, years ago in my Trevally phase and couldn't get to the pipi or tuatua beds. Boil the hell out of them and then salt them down for something useable. Untreated, pour them into a condom and stick that on the hook. Only way you'll get these snotty things to stay on raw. :D Add in a barnacle berl...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue May 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Friday Funnies
Replies: 574
Views: 72294

Re: Friday Funnies

Mrs Dwarf and I have an agreement.
She doesn't sing, and I won't play the guitar.

Good to see this thread get reincarnated, except Gryffindor loses two points as it's not Friday.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First paddle post-lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 428

First paddle post-lockdown

It was a surprisingly emotional and slightly melancholy experience tasting and smelling the sea after a month and a half off the water. Yes, I actually tasted the sea at launch. How sad is that? Headed for my local store, and was surrounded by Kahawai in glassy waters all morning. No Kermadecs or oc...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Members
Topic: PJay's Back
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: PJay's Back

Good to see Team Minimalist back in action :y:
Sure the Snaps off the point have missed you :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Crayfish pot
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Crayfish pot

Have a read Here, I found Herbs advice to hold true - until my pot magically disappeared.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Crayfish pot
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Crayfish pot

Go for the wire "Beehive" style rather than the collapsible ones if you get a choice.