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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaki drive mudflats
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Tamaki drive mudflats

Would have a look at Orakei train station area. Seems to be several roads ending at reserves elsewhere, eg Victoria Ave on the south side
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: No fishing

Went to do the first grocery run for my parents yesterday, first time out since day one. Expecting things to be noticably quieter after seeing the pics of the Auckland motorways. Fat chance. To be honest, wasn't that different from a normal day driving through town. Groups of people standing chattin...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Lanyard
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Lanyard

Get some weedeater line, wrap it tightly around a 1/2 inch dowel and secure.
soak in boiling water for a few minutes, then into cold water.

One light springy thingy.

Alternatively, whip the cord off an old phone.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: No fishing

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:26 pm
I work in healthcare. I could write a long post, but in short, STAY AT HOME! I wish I could!
Andrew, You guys on the frontline need far more recognition of what you are selflessly doing. I really hope you and your family dodge this.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: No fishing

Kayaks getting so much love in the garage at the moment, rerigging, glassing, waxing...just sitting there looking at them with beer in hand, sniffing the salt on the PFD sort of thing. Won't be able to move on the water when the whistle blows... Personally, I think from Monday there should be zero-t...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Good idea?

Foam Boogie board is even cheaper ;)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

"If you find yourself watching the sets/whitecaps for more than a few minutes - don't go out." Yes, the last two times, I've been out to Piha, to go through the hole in the rock at dawn, I went home without getting my feet wet. Likewise. More than a few times, I've returned home in time to put the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

No reason to apologise bud. No point having all the 'Get out of jail free' cards if they're in the kayak departing at a high rate of knots.... I read an article last year about the lengths people will go to, to get views once they're monetised on The Tube. Fish hooks in fingers is the bottom end of ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

We did trials on aerials and whilst height trumped orientation, it wasn't practical in dense bush [read swell]. This is where the wattage and orientation comes in. Having done radio checks with handhelds whilst in the water, I can say that 3W is pretty much a waste of energy when you need it. His di...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

Firstly, massive respect for the guy putting his hand up and allowing both sides of the story. I tip my hat to you, sir. The issue with the VHF would likely be low aerial height - transmitting from in the water, especially in swell gives poor, or no, line-of-sight to repeaters (supported by the refe...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Re: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

More than a breeze looking at the whitecaps in the footage, kayak likely already a couple of metres away and gaining by the time he surfaced and got his bearings... I'd have the cowstail clipped on if solo in those conditions.
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 20
Views: 2366

Yak fisho pulled from water in Hauraki Gulf

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12311942 Sounds like no intentions left with shore contact, "...And nobody knows". SAR only activated after public discovered the empty kayak. No idea why he didn't initiate search himself if he had cellphone and PLB on him. If he had a...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Freaky Saturday at Beachlands
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Freaky Saturday at Beachlands

Give it a rinse, she'll be right :D

Devious types would show wife encrusted rod and reel, and say, " I think I should be able to get this sorted"

Exit to garage for a few hours, return with shiny new rod and reel... Don't forget to take the labels off.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?

Mahoy wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:50 am
Hi,
I’m possibly in the market for one, what condition , colour and size is it and how much please.
Cheers
Mark
You'll need to reinforce under the foredeck with carbon/glass if it's going on the Sea Hawk.
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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: 1935

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: 1382

Re: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie

Nothing received yet...

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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: 1382

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: 774

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: 2441

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: 2441

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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