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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 529

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 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Careless Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 429

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 11:30 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Spooling TLD15
Replies: 1
Views: 218

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: 973

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: 973

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: 14
Views: 885

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: 49297

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: 14
Views: 885

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: 49297

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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 ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Just a little paddle.......!
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Just a little paddle.......!

If your physio is anything like mine, they'll know.
5 minutes into the session - "You've been kayaking again, haven't you?" |(

At least you'll be able to tell them you got a decent feed out of it :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leather Jacket spawning ground
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Leather Jacket spawning ground

Serious, I could easily fill up my fridge with those critters. Why don't people like them, too little meat for the effort I guess. Not sure what/where Two Bums are - might need to do a bit more socializing and exploring next time. Hey HLD, wouldn't mind doing a mission together next time I'm up the...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leather Jacket spawning ground
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Leather Jacket spawning ground

Karikari Leatherjackets - World famous in...well, probably genuinely World famous for their attacks! I've never found anywhere as bad. Some days it feels like you should just drive to the beach, throw a few dozen Gulps in the bin and go home.... Same effect. :lol: The "Two Bums" is something of an i...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floats for drift chutes
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Floats for drift chutes

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Heresy, but I used a drift chute for 5 years of solid kayak fishing without a float. Nothing bad happened. I didn't die.
But you ended up on a Ski - a fate worse than death :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floats for drift chutes
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Floats for drift chutes

Azza 1978 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Have you got a pic of it HLD
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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floats for drift chutes
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Floats for drift chutes

I just cable tied a half pool noodle down the length on the inside of mine. Works a treat.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alvey Reels closing down..
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Alvey Reels closing down..

End of an era.

Back in my surfcasting days, I had...still have, one of the big 8" yellow beasts. Ratchet on it sounded like a machine gun when it went off. :lol: