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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder Preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Fish Finder Preservation

You can pick up a Rob Fort FF cover for $40-$50 depending on the size of the head unit.
I frequently get back after a splashy ride and the finder has stayed dry inside - biggest thing is it takes the all the pressure out of the wave impact.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Please vote....a cheeky few votes wont hurt

One vote cheekily added :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

No doubt the Wheeleez carts glide effortlessly over sand, but you do pay a premium for that luxury. Guy I occasionally fish with has a Hulkin' Hobie, and it's as if the damn thing just follows behind him up the dunes like a loyal dog. Me, I'm heaving and swearing with 30kg on a C-Tug. C-Tugs: I've t...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2168

Re: Need Another Tub

Have a look at the Phoenix Hornet. I have a dodgy wing (damn near useless some days) and have no issues throwing the Hornet around. Does a respectable 4kts long-term cruising (for me) and often do 20+km days. Reasonably dry for me at [cough] 92kg - sounds like you won't even get your heels wet. Was ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

For minimalist, check out PJays posts on here.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 13275

Re: Greenland Paddle

Pack the fishing gear when you come up - I might turn up at the water with one yak too many, BYO paddle though ;)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Prowler 13 - First yak
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: Prowler 13 - First yak

I'd lose the twirly thing until you're a bit more comfortable with handling a yak :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 135
Views: 13275

Re: Greenland Paddle

If you ever make it up as far as Paihia or Keri, bring the sticks - I'd be interested to play with them.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Hi

It is to (a) standard, although it's at the very lowest end of the 'bobbing around' scale. As UrbanAngler says, give it a go and if it doesn't work with you, return. A PFD needs to fit you snugly, and not all off-the-shelf units fit everyone. I do recommend avoiding the inflatable "Horse=collar" one...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Still have warm air under the well though which'll kill the cold very quickly, and tasty juices dribbling out through the scuppers.
Now, if you lined the well with tinfoil... :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Hi

Welcome along HowToFish :y:
Plenty of fishos in your area, there's also a couple of yakfishing groups there too - womble along one day, plenty of knowledge to be gleaned and to see how others have fitted out.

P13 - Good boat. Still one of my all time favourites.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

Drifting off course a little now... I'd keep the drogue if venturing offshore. If you need someone to come and look for you, it helps keep the search area small (relatively speaking). I haven't used a bottom anchor for over 10 years, but then I don't fish wicked harbour currents. Cut the whole unwan...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

kingiFiddler wrote: .... This frees up said hatch for a livie tank once I get one of those portable aerators.
Aahh - Now the intent behind the original post makes a bit more sense ;)

(Sidecutters will sort out the excess barbs on the trebles)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: OK Ice Box on TM - $180 reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 377

OK Ice Box on TM - $180 reserve

https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/kayaks-canoes/other/auction-1577388878.htm?rsqid=49c5d43bfd1c4c96ba157b289345ae86 There's a full Ultra 4.3 setup on there for $1150 reserve as well. Good price for a full kit if someone's starting out in the Mid North and can pick them both up for reserve :y: No aff...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biodegradable balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Biodegradable balloons

Seal scrotums :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

It's asking for trouble doing a trip like this by yourself. It's been done many times, a few have had to take two, or even three bites to complete it. There is always an element of risk, even when we head out for a fish, but having the gear and skillset makes a big difference. End of the day, he's ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Anyone carrying all their tackle in their PFD?

My PFD carries a whistle, rescue knife, VHF, PLB and occasionally a camera in the pocket. Never anything else. Tackle (Tub of assorted SBs, a doz. jig heads, poppers, couple of pre-leadered spare spools in different weights, gaff etc) sit on board under the flip-lid jigheads live in screw-top ptfe j...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Sobering Article on the State of the Hauraki Gulf
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: A Sobering Article on the State of the Hauraki Gulf

Whenever I read articles such as this, I always remember sitting on Beachhaven wharf in the early morning as a teen in the 70's - not catching anything. An old guy wandered down with his even older dog. The usual, "Any luck?" "Nah" "When I was your age, we'd catch five sugar sacks of snapper here" "...