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by dedant
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20-10
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: NN 20-10

To avoid the Marathon road chaos I went out at Murray’s Bay, no idea as I hadn’t been off the beach there before. Came home empty handed. I bow to you sir, you have conquered all before you once again. :)
by dedant
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: ASSASSIN COMPOSITES UTE BOX for Ocean Kayak for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1224

Re: ASSASSIN COMPOSITES UTE BOX for Ocean Kayak for sale

Winch wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:55 pm
I still have the moulds for the ute box, wonder what they would go for.
Did your composite fishing kayak get any momentum? I’ve fished from a Stealth now and can understand the attraction. :)
by dedant
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Sunday morning fishing will be determined by the All Blacks. If results go the wrong way I may just drown my sorrows and be unfit to drive. :(
by dedant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

DocProfit wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:01 pm
That <img src="./images/smilies/emoticon-0183-swear.gif" alt=":swear:" title="Swear"> marathon has got me 2 years in a row, and was looking at going this Sunday till I read this...
Murray’s Bay or Rothesay?
by dedant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Luke 1 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Dedant, don't make the same mistake as one of my other novice pupil's, namely Doc Profit, did last year.
It's The Marathon and NN is a no go area all morning.
Obviously as Mayor I'll be cutting the starting tape and am also afforded privileged Mayoral parking.
Ok thanks for the heads up. :y:
by dedant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Sunday is looking the best so far for the week. May need to get my passport stamped and head over . Only second time out since before my fall last February, take it easy on me, please.
by dedant
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Humminbird F/F
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Wanted: Humminbird F/F

Rob Fort is the man for Humminbird. Excellent service and informative too.
by dedant
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpy
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Bixpy

The fishing advantages can be had with a PDL or Hobie Mirage 180 as well . I have an irrational fear of electrckery and gadgets myself. It’s a wonder if I’ll ever catch a fish with a paddle and primitive people power only non battery kayak ever again ? :(
by dedant
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: CKF Kayak Fishing Social Gathering and Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: CKF Kayak Fishing Social Gathering and Competition

Highly recommend this event to anyone who hasn’t been yet. Fantastic weekend and brilliantly run. Unfortunately due to health and financial problems I will not get there this year. My recovery following shoulder surgery is going well , I’ll be back in the saddle next year. All the best to all attend...
by dedant
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Howzit from the shore!
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Howzit from the shore!

Keep them coming. Be safe out there. :)
by dedant
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...

I wondered anyone here has this model and can answer a question for me. https://www.wavepassion.co.nz/Kayak/Fishing-Kayak/Angler-14Ft-Kayak-Package I got the Fishmaster Elite 4 from these guys and am very happy with it, excepting that I'm 116 Kg now and I find that the 'yak is a little low in the w...
by dedant
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...

I can't believe how damn cheap that is for what is effectively a copy of the Prowler Ultra 4.3 BUT as others have said if you are thinking the Fishmaster sits low in the water I'd be wanting to try the kayak in the water before parting with my money as I'd think based on the design the Fishmaster w...
by dedant
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

Propeller noise and objects dropped in the hull of a tinny have an adverse effect on shy biting fish in the shallows, but kingies will come in at the rattling anchor chain all agitated and looking to bite. Water sprayed over the surface can hold tuna up on the top water. Could be a long and involved...
by dedant
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away. Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running. 2 meters of water, the cone of most ...
by dedant
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: VHF Radios

Shiny new wireless has arrived in the post. FYI Coastgaurd course for Maritime VHF Radio Cerificate is $90 for the online course or $125 for the 6 hour classroom option. Jaysus that's gone up in the last couple of years! I sat the course as part of the Boatmaster cert. around 1994 ish. Can’t rememb...
by dedant
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 2400

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

So the paddle I got with my yak is pretty rubbish, a local sports shop is having a closing down sale, as a result they have some Viking paddles going cheap. Is it a sin to paddle a OK with a Viking paddle?? Alternatively are there any recommendations for a half decent paddle under $100 No , and no :)
by dedant
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak holders
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Kayak holders

Will they fit euro style wing bars?
by dedant
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 2400

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Schecter wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:14 pm


Now I have to find another client that wants to sell their Stealth, PDL or Jetski :lol:
Chase the Stealth, bro, you won’t regret it 8)
by dedant
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: 955 Meters

I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future? 6:30? Luxury! I need to set the alarm for 5 to start at 7 . 2...
by dedant
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 2400

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Cool. Enjoy. Drilling that first hole in your new pride and joy is the hardest one to drill. :D