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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Play Boats
Topic: Help, as I need to buy a couple of low cost kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Help, as I need to buy a couple of low cost kayaks

I think the one you linked to would be too small (buoyancy-wise) for an adult. You should probably avoid any ancient fibreglass boats on that budget unless you have someone who can give them the once-over for you, stick with poly for your purposes. $200 is a very low budget really, so you may be sho...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Play Boats
Topic: Help, as I need to buy a couple of low cost kayaks
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Help, as I need to buy a couple of low cost kayaks

Adults or kids? Just pottering in and around the rocks, or further afield? As a general play boat exploring the coast, I would probably recommend something like Ocean Kayak Mysto or Viking Frenzy for that price. Poly kayaks are effectively indestructible, keep them out of the UV if possible and you'...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Where to fish Whangarei
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Where to fish Whangarei

If he's new to yakking, the Heads aren't really an ideal place to learn - Some serious ebb currents out there. Probably better to cut his teeth in and around the channels up by Limestone, be some good fish up that way shortly if they're not already there - he also gets to play the "Who gets the fish...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Soft baiting while anchored
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Soft baiting while anchored

probably need to go out a bit further closer to the channel markers to find the better fish... Deeper isn't necessarily better, I've sight cast to 6-8kg fish in 2-3m water on many occasions. They're where you find them, and often the golden zone (just beyond surfcaster range) produces well without ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Soft baiting while anchored
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Soft baiting while anchored

Throwing a drogue out slows the drift in windy conditions, but if wind and tide are going the same way... I often use a drogue when wind against tide, at times not moving 50m over an hour, other times going in a wide 200m circle as various current come and go. As far as anchoring, well if you saw a ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waterwolf/Gofish trolling camera
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Waterwolf/Gofish trolling camera

It's not the camera spooking the Snapper :lol: :lol:
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

Hoping the scenario is someone walked up the beach with all the kit, and came back for the second trip to find it gone. Wouldn't be the first time an owner has kept quiet to avoid embarrassment.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted. Kayak trailer for behind a bicycle
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Wanted. Kayak trailer for behind a bicycle

Something along these lines maybe
https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listin ... 1804874256


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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape KariKari
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Cape KariKari

There's some serious meat in those pics.
Great TR for a first post :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

Just checked in with Patrick (Telecaster) as I knew he was fishing out of Matauri this weekend, he's all good. If anyone else knows of a yakker fishing up this way, could they please check they're not the one we're looking for. (Let Police know directly if you can't account for someone, even if it's...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Got me a trailer

Stripped, Sandblasted, treated and painted. Redid the ugly twisted wire and insulting tape joins - well, ran a whole new cable, all nicely soldered and sleeved with hot glue heatshrink. Took a leaf out of the springs to tone them down to around 250kg, I'll see how they ride with a boat on it (all 30...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Got me a trailer

Yer, the times I do trailer it, it's far too easy! It's been stripped down for a touch up to get rid of some light fungus and a repaint, and then I'll give the insides of the RHS a soak in fishoilene. Hopefully done by the end of the weekend. Took the winch post into work and swapped it for a whole ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: Got me a trailer

Yeah, trailers certainly have a place. I only cartop at the moment because I have a clapped out Toyota and my 'other' trailer is a hulking 300kg beast with springs that aren't kind to glass yaks - and you know you're dragging nearly a half tonne of steel when towing. Saying that, if I'm doing a remo...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Got me a trailer

Finally the wind is at my back. Been chasing jetski trailers for the last couple of years for high speed kayak portage along tarmac (and making that lift at the end of a long day a lot easier). I found another Ski trailer locally (as opposed to Wellington....Dunedin.... Belgium) a couple of days ago...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Just so this sub doesn't die :) NonFishing TR
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Just so this sub doesn't die :) NonFishing TR

Kawakawa - Waitangi (Northland) Not really a serious paddle but it was new water for me, and something different from the usual beats around the local coast. start.jpg Start at the original road bridge at the northern end of the Three Sisters at Kawakawa. Note that the water level at NRC Waiharakeke...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Marc N: I'd go for a couple of Uniden UHF's if you're going to basically be line of sight, or not far off, and just using them as a "I've done the salad, have you got those damn Trout yet?" comms. Stick them in a cheapy 'waterproof' bag and it'd probably suit your purposes. - In fact, PM me your pos...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Identity?

I forgot the Reggae Shark :D
Can I change my answer?

Question is, which softbait was it on?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Identity?

Looks like a Silky....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Firstly thanks for looking at developing your safety :y: We recently had a boat up here with no VHF, and the emergency was relayed via cellphone (and their contact taking to Facebook asking who they should call |( ) Bear in mind though, in terms of safety, cellphones are the backup for your VHF, not...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member, Northland Based
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: New Member, Northland Based

Hey Trale, welcome along.

As summer rolls around, there's plenty of yaks out on the water, should easily find someone down your way who can introduce you to the little quirks, huge advantages (and some serious entertainment) that yakfishing brings.

HLD