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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017

Big effort and a serious road trip, a shame you didn't get to meet the Doubtless Trevs
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak trolleys
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Kayak trolleys

Having repeatedly watched a huge Hobie get pulled effortlessly up soft-sand beaches on a wheeleez by my retiree fishing mate, while I struggled with a C-Tug under a fly-weight Phoenix (although in my defence it did have fish onboard) I would have no reservations in recommending the Wheeleez, and wou...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stohlquist barnacle gloves ?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Stohlquist barnacle gloves ?

Occaionally, guides can have a bad seam sitting on the thumb web. I had a pair like that, and exchanged them with the retailer (unused) no problem. Have a look at the Gill Deckhand gloves. I was given a pair out of sympathy by another yakker after they saw the state of my tattered NRS guides (nearly...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?

Labelled as Food Grade, I'd have no issues whatsoever, considering how little salt actually goes through into the finished product. The anticaking agent in that one is sodium ferrocyanide. Before everyone latches onto the "Oooh...Cyanide" thing as all the organic etc websites will do, it's stable an...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different life jackets on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Different life jackets on the market

Starting out, I wouldn't worry about a 'Premium' cordura PFD. NRS are great entry level items, and I went through a few in my early days. Based on those experiences, I would avoid the NRS Chinook as the pockets can impede re-entry, and I found them to be very UV sensitive (But I spend more time on t...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are these for?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: What are these for?

That pattern, I'd say a pair of Scotty blocks, side by side.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Hate The Wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: I Hate The Wind

Managed to get a few hours in this morning before the horribleness started ramping up. Not much action past 7:30 though SloMartin did very well, demolishing his PB by several kilos :beer: :clap: Chance of a quick late afternoon window tomorrow just behind the front, if you don't mind sitting in the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

Just don't skimp on the pulleys... ;) There's a few on here who remember a fateful, and brutally honest, confession by someone who did the same. (I won't post the pic, it's gone around enough times) The theory was sound...the hauling gear, not quite so solid. There's several setups on the forum, and...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Careless Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Careless Boats

My pet peeve is boats that continue on a 'potential collision" course - They've seen you, but you don't know that. Doesn't take more than a couple of degrees to make intentions clear, does it? You'd be surprised how many boats visibly throttle back or change course away from flypast/collision line w...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Spooling TLD15
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Spooling TLD15

https://www.igfa.org/About/Estimating-Monofilament-Backing-When-Using-Braided-Spectra.aspx Have a crack with this one. I've found it to be pretty close with fixed spools -see no reason why a freespool would be any different. (I don't have a line counter, so simply run the mono up and down the drive...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

awondering wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:29 pm
I just built a rod for a guy who is using a TLD5 never seen one myself but could only imagine they are pretty small...
Had to Grooble that one, never heard of the 5. Looks pretty much like the 15, but with a narrower frame and spool width. Neat little job, and I love the TLD drags.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

I picked up a couple of "Sharp Cat" baitcasters a couple of years ago for my Loan-Out rods. Didn't expect too much from them, but genuinely surprised at their performance and longevity.
Started using one of them in my kit fairly regularly.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Cable and Clam Glands
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: Cable and Clam Glands

Realistically though, you won't be putting the seal under any sort of pressure.
For instance, my battery leads are just fed into the hull through friction fit drilled holes now.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Friday Funnies
Replies: 571
Views: 50182

Re: Friday Funnies

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Cable and Clam Glands
Replies: 16
Views: 1247

Re: Cable and Clam Glands

One sleek option is here:
http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/kayaking+ ... rofish+400

About half way down, just after the transducer is fitted.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Friday Funnies
Replies: 571
Views: 50182

Re: Friday Funnies

Ancient users will remember the monthly forum comp when certain people (not I) measured their fish against their calibrated children :lol:

It all came flooding back when someone sent me this
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Aaah, nostalgia - It's not what it used to be.

HLD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 60
Views: 5103

Re: Greenland Paddle

I wouldn't be too precious over exact design on the first blade(s) - Any slight inefficiency would be masked until your 'Euro' technique has wasted away :lol: End of the day, make a stick, get it wet frequently, and just get used to driving it. Worry about squeaking the last bits of performance out ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 60
Views: 5103

Re: Greenland Paddle

kingiFiddler wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:32 pm
... before I start risking it breaking because of being too thin, ...
Do it.
I remember the day I wondered, "How thin is too thin?" Went with a helluva bang, but a) wasn't upset (well, a little) because I knew how the exercise was going to end and, b) I now know how far I can push it.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 60
Views: 5103

Re: Greenland Paddle

A bit like trying to fit a 5 litre V8 into an Austin 7 and race it competitively at Le Mans. *Ahem* :hai: 4.5kts which equals my greenland hull speed FB Phoenix coming home.jpg Super 7s.jpg Couldn't resist. Not too easy to layback roll the Phoenix though :lol: Adding to the above comments, a lot of...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 60
Views: 5103

Re: Greenland Paddle

Beautiful piece :y: I do have to say that 1.3Kg is huge for a GL paddle though (twice the weight of mine), although that'll be the denser wood. You do need a nice 'sharp' edge on the blades, a lot are too fat and rounded. Either way, I'm sure you'll certainly notice the beneficial stick-effect once ...