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by dedant
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak wheels - Scupper type
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Kayak wheels - Scupper type

Avoid them. Most scuppers cannot handle the stresses put on them from these, especially with tiny hard wheels. It is very hard to repair splits in the scupper areas . Hobie has factory fitted reinforcements to handle their own wheels for a reason. Beach Wheels Wheeleez are the ultimate, cost a bit m...
by dedant
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 20
Views: 2699

Re: Deep diving lures

Savage Gear Manic Prey Diver work well , . Still, it's not a magic bullet, you can drag Dr Evil or anything else, but when they won't bite....they just won't bite.Then you wonder why you bothered. A lot of extra effort for diddly squat in return 😣
by dedant
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vicking 400
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Wanted: Vicking 400

Fishfood wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:05 pm
I have a 400 lite with all extras.Tackle pod, Chill pod, anchor pulley system, fish stringer, railblaza up the waazoo, c-tug, light and flag pole, seat and paddle, Garmon fishfinder. I want $1500 ish.
Mate. That is a great deal! If I didn't have my heart set on a new Stealth I'd be all over it .
by dedant
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Shopping Auckland
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Paddle Shopping Auckland

Fergs kayaks in Orakei, Auckland. Sometimes have some decent specials. There is a canoe and kayak store in the Tron?
Also Viking do a nice carbon paddle, Hunting and Fishing Botany could hook you up.
Stealth kayaks have an Angler edition wing blade that looks good.
by dedant
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi from Cambridge area with a with Kayak Dilemma.
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Hi from Cambridge area with a with Kayak Dilemma.

Ditto, absolutely the best paddling fishing weapon on the water. I’m looking forward to get my next Stealth, you won’t regret trying one if you can.
by dedant
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 27/10
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: NN 27/10

Definitely well done England. And you have no idea how much it hurts to admit that! Great coaching, and a physical,thinking, athletic team, absolutely superior performance.
I’ve stayed off the water at the wife’s “ request” , digging bloody gardens is a damn sight harder than paddling!
by dedant
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20-10
Replies: 4
Views: 638

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: 16
Views: 1981

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 400

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: 7
Views: 1071

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: 3
Views: 1327

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: 559

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: 816

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: 816

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: 906

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: 906

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 ...