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by HookiT
Wed May 30, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?

That's the ticket. Paddling practice never hurt anyone. Be mindful of off shore winds.
by HookiT
Wed May 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?

With the weather , If in doubt, do not go out .. :y:
by HookiT
Tue May 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Coromandel - best place to launch near hot water beach?

Straight off the beach if all good. As said, Cooks beach. Go to the boat ramp, paddle out via estuary, would be my choice weather permitting.
by HookiT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2162

Re: Need Another Tub

Also a great little yak. My wife first had one when we paddled from Kiteriteri to Tonga Island Marine reserve, she was always comfortable even when the sea built a bit. Admitting also, she likes the Pro 400 Lite bit more room to wriggle. Enjoy as I am sure you shall. :y:
by HookiT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2162

Re: Need Another Tub

Shall throw in my 2cents here. gadgetm my wife is 5' 4" approx 66kg she can load onto and off again her yak, onto our wagon with no problems . Yak paddles very well without a rudder ,has plenty of wriggle room, very seaworthy , fit for purpose. My wife loves it and so do I . I used it and still do o...
by HookiT
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 26
Views: 2322

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

You're on your own out there. There are no sea police, Maritime NZ only have a retrospective interest in incidents, the Coastguard is a voluntary rescue organisation and has no power and the harbour masters are only interested in harbour activities, and I have seen no evidence of them actually doin...
by HookiT
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Not just a Kayak problem
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Not just a Kayak problem

Thanks Schecter.. :y:
by HookiT
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Not just a Kayak problem
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Not just a Kayak problem

Not sure how to put the vid on here but some person may be able to help. NZ Herald today. Boat rams other boat while people are fishing they had to jump from their platform. Would not like to be on kayak if that was about to happen ..Pricks should of been watching, :headbang:
by HookiT
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Drogue Chute and Running Rig
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: For Sale - Drogue Chute and Running Rig

Em, I have just sent you another PM..Cheers. :)
by HookiT
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Merry Xmas

Common all , Merry Christmas, and may the fishing gods help us out in the time of need .. :) Take care stay safe..
by HookiT
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Te Awanga 25th Nov
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Te Awanga 25th Nov

Well done Blair, a very good feed there, :y:
by HookiT
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wheeleez Carts on sale
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Wheeleez Carts on sale

No need to cross your fingers they are beaut. You shall love your cart. May take you a few times loading your kayak to figure out how to stop it running away or bouncing out from under a heavy Yak whilst loading, but when you do and it can be done you shall never regret purchase. :y:
by HookiT
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak trolleys
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Kayak trolleys

Just as Mental has said, in that order. I have pulled them all over different terrain, my go to with no doubt is Wheeleez.. :y:
by HookiT
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?

What do guys think? I usually like buying in bulk to reduce costs in the long run. Is this suitable for curing meats and fish. Cheers :y: Schecter best to use 'plain sea salt'. Too many other things in that one . You can buy 25kilos of coarse sea salt for beggar all. This is what I use to make baco...
by HookiT
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing NZ and Rob Fort annual get together
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Kayak fishing NZ and Rob Fort annual get together

Top marks for a special get together. Many thanks, Janet, Rob, Jason along with all others who helped make the day. To those that own the venue/ PapaAroha camp, Anita / Arkie many thanks for your hospitality. :y:
by HookiT
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Ocean kayak ice box
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Ocean kayak ice box

Glen that is an old post, 19 September 2013.. Enjoy your day , cheers.
by HookiT
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kapiti Island - 20/10/17
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Kapiti Island - 20/10/17

:y: Top marks men. Great pics, and a good paddle, :) well deserved..
by HookiT
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

Bought a Daiwa 4000 TD Sol from Australia. Thought what I had done was a good deal as I have two 3ooo TD Sols of the older variety. Never had a problem, both 6years old, still going strong and smooth as. Well, when the 4000 arrived from Australia one crank of the handle told me all was not well. Rou...
by HookiT
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ideal kids kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Ideal kids kayak

All of what Mike said about the Espri :y: Plus you have the OK Tetra, another one suitable , sounds like the Phoenix may also be worth a look. Genuine paddlers / fishermen would endorse these three for your needs.. :y:
by HookiT
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gulp pack vs tub
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Gulp pack vs tub

Last two years, my used zman have been put into container with gulp juice without a problem :y: . It appears it is only if you mix Gulp and zman or others together you end up with one big mess ;( .
Keep Elaztech separate.