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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

:inlove:
Should be able to squeeze 4kts out of the Phoenix with those :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

I often spend a weekend shaping a paddle, only to take it with me on a subsequent trip the next week and wish it well as I let it float away for hopefully another kayaker to find. That's a cool thing to do. How about dropping one off into the West Auckland Current, I'll see if I can snag it somewhe...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tauranga Bay/Whangaroa sat 24/2 - wed 28/2
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Tauranga Bay/Whangaroa sat 24/2 - wed 28/2

Been a while since I braved the mighty TGA Bay surf - Will see how things pan out.
Weather looking promising with a nice big H in the area about then.

Will drop you a message later.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: replacement gasket/Seal? for flushmount rod holder
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: replacement gasket/Seal? for flushmount rod holder

Physical gasket is a better long term option. Sillycone tends to separate from the poly over time.

Cut one out of an old car inner tube, even two if the surface is very uneven :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fish finder set up fail????
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Fish finder set up fail????

Things like this can sometimes be a bad connection not able to carry the current. If it happens again, put any car 12v bulb in series and check the current draw through the circuit, often you'll trace it to a bad solder/crimp joint. The circuit may test at 12-13v all the way through, but it's not un...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

Go for the KASK laminated version. Thank you, vindicated. There is a slightly extended version on my website and a link to it on the KASK site. I sell the first paddle from each batch Gives me an idea of what to charge if I do the same. So it sounds like encouraging a lot of new GP users. Plus, you...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

Go for the KASK laminated version. Get 5 blades for $90 I sell the first paddle from each batch which pays for all 5, plus enough Epiglue, oil and sandpaper to cover the next 10 blades. Plus, you can mix up the laminates from different boards to get nice contrasts In this temperature, I can whack ou...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Marine radios.
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Marine radios.

I would say 5w (1w isn't a lot of punch really), and don't worry about floaters - should ideally be tethered to the PFD. As far as brands and models, everyone has their love/hate stories. Accordingly, I'm not going to mention any names other than Icom is probably at the top of the heap, but you pay ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Trident Ultra 4.3F/S with utebox
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Trident Ultra 4.3F/S

Okay, cheers.
Was looking for a stock unit.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Perception swing for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Perception swing for sale

Mmmm.....Swing :inlove: One of the classic SOT's.

Still got a place in my heart for them....unfortunately, I don't have space in the garage.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Trying to understand the unique advantages of yak fishing.

Sharks tail yaks more often than people think, but usually just interested in the water disturbance I think. They often just glide away after a minute or so.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: Nice idea for a kayak fishing competition
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Nice idea for a kayak fishing competition

I quite like that idea.

Monte Carlo start from the beach would generate some entertainment for spouses and partners anyway, The video could rival the SA surfski launch carnage on YouTube
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.
Replies: 33
Views: 1179

Re: Yak hard-body lure starter pack recommendations please.

FiddlerofKingies wrote: But none of the lure distributors I have emailed with this idea have returned my contact except for one in Oz who gave me the NZ agent details. So I guess that idea is dead in the water.
Try changing the lure if they aren't biting :lol:

[Waits for laughs....not a sausage, exits stage left]
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Time for a new PLB...
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Time for a new PLB...

Just watched the video, I like the 360 aerial rotation but was wondering just how easy (too easy?) that guard slides off the big Red Button?
What's your opinion?

(Mine is due as well, must have been in the same rush :D )
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

I have a ‘professionally made’ stick as a template so that serves as a good reference point. Thanks. I'm fairly sure Max has taken to thinning his edges right down now he's got more water hours with them. 8) (He agreed with me that my flashy whizz-bang carbon stick was horrible to use too :lol: ) -...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 108
Views: 7742

Re: Greenland Paddle

Nice colour flow in that one.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Trident Ultra 4.3F/S with utebox
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Trident Ultra 4.3F/S

Keen to be first in line

Price?
And do you still have the original console lid?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

That photo of the yell tells it all :y:

Fair play to you, you've worked hard for that fish. :beer:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Kayaks and Currents - Harbour Paddlers especially.
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Kayaks and Currents - Harbour Paddlers especially.

Whilst there are few places in NZ that have this sort of current, there are plenty of large, shallow harbours that will get close on a big ebb tide.

http://www.riverandocean.com/alcatraz-i ... grandfield
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