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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drift chute sitting vertical?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Drift chute sitting vertical?

I concur with Rabbits' statement.
If it's not parachuting, then you don't need to put it out :)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: PLBs
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: PLBs

They're all pretty much of a muchness these days, think all now have GPS.
A bigger aerial is an advantage, whether in swells or under bush canopy.
One thing to note, especially with the 'micro' ones is whether you might need to operate them with cold, numb fingers.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Techni Ice
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: Techni Ice

I use ice every trip, more so in summer, obviously. Since my local ice dispensary shutdown a couple of years ago ($10 for a 45L chilly bin ) and being a fan of a nice slurry, I have started freezing blocks of fresh, then come race day I deal to them with a calibrated length of 3x2 in a heavy duty po...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Hooks - to rust or not to rust? That is the question.
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Hooks - to rust or not to rust? That is the question.

Not a fan of stainless. The ferrous hooks will rust out in short order, whereas a stainless is likely there to the end of the fishes life - which could very well be shortened through infection. I've pulled a 9kilo snap which had a stainless in the gob. Was a good side hook right in the angle of the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes
Replies: 238
Views: 108072

Re: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes

Take a 10L bucket out for a practice.
Drop it over the side and then manhandle, or even fiddle, it back onboard when it's full.

The new boat will seem more 'tippy' initially but will take broadside waves so much better than Kermit.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes
Replies: 238
Views: 108072

Re: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes

My eyes are playing up - All I get is this
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Will have to change your handle from KingiFiddler to KingiGroper with this beast :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's the penalty for firing a flare into a passing boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: What's the penalty for firing a flare into a passing boat?

As a youngster, I had the pleasure of watching a French trawler running up and down the length of Chesil Bank (UK) during the Mackerel run. At this time, it is (was) almost shoulder to shoulder fishos along the beach, each heaving strings of feathers out into the Mackerel. Said trawler got closer an...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD Kermit (Phoenix Hornet kayak)
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Kermit (Phoenix Hornet kayak) is for sale - $500

Sorely tempted.
Do you still have the seat, and which side of the estuary are you? ie Northland Level 2 or Auckland Level 3.42345?


...You can keep that silly-looking paddle thing :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Kidstix Challenge - who's keen?
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: The Kidstix Challenge - who's keen?

Aahh.. Yer killing me, man!
Can't wait until I'm back out in the pocket rocket... Only a few more days.
Sweet King and JD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: And another in the drink... Currently in hospital
Replies: 1
Views: 62

And another in the drink... Currently in hospital

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/126704687/kayaker-in-hospital-after-capsizing-in-rough-conditions "A kayaker is in hospital after their boat capsized, and they had to be rescued by a helicopter on the West Coast. Police were notified a person was attempting to swim to the shore of the Hokitik...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Kayak fatality off Waikowhai Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Kayak fatality off Waikowhai Beach

Waka ama.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300428 ... ling-coach

Condolences to his friends and family.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Kidstix Challenge - who's keen?
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: The Kidstix Challenge - who's keen?

That's a flash bit o' kit...

This was before your time, but was AWESOME fun!

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Ping Speed - when to use fast vs slow
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Ping Speed - when to use fast vs slow

Like Andrew says, fast ping gives a better representation and those tasty eyebrows hovering over the bottom.

I can't really think of an application where you'd use slow ping, possibly some USA lake fishing technique?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: NRS Chinook PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: NRS Chinook PFD

Have to say I'm sold on cordura PFDs and wouldn't do nylon again, but then I do a lot more mileage than your average weekend dwarf. My current and still fully servicable (other than the velco tabs on the pocket) PFD is an 11- 12 year old Hydraulic "Leader". It'll be a few more years before...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Grapnel Anchors - Feedback and experiences please
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Grapnel Anchors - Feedback and experiences please

I used to use a folder with trip pre softbait days, the occasional hassle of a premature trip was easily rectified with another bubble tie (like cable ties only much weaker). Grapnels were 1/8"(?) rod with a length of galv waterpipe as shaft, but I don't have big current to worry about here. bi...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Anyone added foam inside the hull?
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Anyone added foam inside the hull?

Foam will progessively absorb water, polystyrene makes a helluva mess and is impossible to contain. Best option for flotation is several discrete chambers, coke bottles, or wine cask bladders - just get someone else to drink the stuff. Jam them in wherever you can. The kayak itself, as a bare hull i...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drag settings - boat vs kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 595

Re: Drag settings - boat vs kayak

kingiFiddler wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:32 pm If my marlin reel comes back from my reel guy repaired and I can find a shark somewhere to test higher drags on, it'd be rude not to.
Rangaunu Harbour bud, massive sport in there in summer. If not the swarms of Bronzies, the XXOS Trevs will test your kit :devil:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drag settings - boat vs kayak
Replies: 23
Views: 595

Re: Drag settings - boat vs kayak

Once the yak is on its Nantucket Sleighride, I usually kick the drag right up to just south of sunset, with enough leeway in case whatever it is decides to take the gloves off.
Still back it right off to coward mode when the fish is real close to the yak though.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak Carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Kayak Carriers

Got a pic of the cross section?

If it's the ones I'm thinking of, you can strip down the Thule saddles and use a low profile unistrut block inside the channel.