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by dedant
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Tying onto bean rock
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Tying onto bean rock

Stay off craypots. The bouys are private property and the owner(s) could get more than a little peeved.
by dedant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yak name decals
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Yak name decals

Jason Walker aka Mental , founder and admin for this very site 😉
by dedant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For sale
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: For sale

Where is pick up from?
by dedant
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018

Awesome feed on Saturday night. Fantastic effort by all involved. Thanks Janet and Rob for all the hard work you put into this event.
Next year I hope to actually fish too!
by dedant
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Forts Meet Up Accomodation
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Rob Forts Meet Up Accomodation

Outdoor Phone Store Mark ! If you can handle Android. Best buy I have made in a long long time 8)
by dedant
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Handheld vhf marine radio
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: WANTED: Handheld vhf marine radio

Have you seen Marine Deals? They often have good specials.
by dedant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

That reminds me, I should register the current kayak with Coastguard. They still have my details and my old 440 on record.
by dedant
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark

The reason they circle around an bump a few times is because food tastes better once the shit has been scared out of it !
by dedant
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018

I can't make the fishing now due to moving house.
by dedant
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Hobie Kayaks
Topic: New Outback
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: New Outback

Cheers Tony, we have only just sold our house and are moving soon so the next month is going to be a bit hectic.
by dedant
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Braid snapping

I had issues with the Exceed Tournament braid. 12 lb was thinner than anything else I found, but it broke very easily and had weak knot strength ,and didn't cast off the spinning reel well at all. May have been better on a baitcaster but I took it off after the first session and replaced it.
by dedant
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Braid snapping

Standards vary with stated breaking strains. Better to use line thickness as a guide to what you end up with. You may find a thinner braid with a higher " breaking point" or even a thicker braid with less. You might have a damaged guide on the rod you are using that is causing failure of your line o...
by dedant
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

UH radios are not Marine VHF . Different frequencies and criteria.
Some VHF channels have repeater stations, weather channels , established ship to shore channels etc.
UHF have line of sight and no (?) regs ?
by dedant
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

NOT just larger boats or fixed units but ALL operators of Marine VHF radios must be licensed. Unless in a strictly emergency situation. The license is easy as to get you can apply and sit the test for it online. The VHF is first, cellphone is backup usually. Even 5-6 W units have a surprisingly limi...
by dedant
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Hobie Kayaks
Topic: New Outback
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: New Outback

Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I visited The Watershed and looked over the stock models there. The scupper holes are reinforced specially for their own carts, however they are an additional purchase so I will more than likely stick to my new Wheel eez cart anyway. The new camo coloured Outback has T...
by dedant
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Identity?

Schecter wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:08 pm
dedant wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Mummy Shark....Doo do do....Mummy Shark....Doo do do...

Sorry ..I've been babysitting the grand daughter.
Na mate. It's the reggae shark :rofl:
Haha. The Key of Awesome are ..well...awesome. c
Clever videos
by dedant
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Sat Sep 29th
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Kohi - Sat Sep 29th

I was working in Hanene St the last two weeks. A couple of times the water looked very nice. I thought of you.
Good to see you getting out again, look forward to catching up with you over there again.
by dedant
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Hobie Kayaks
Topic: New Outback
Replies: 6
Views: 760

New Outback

Do the supplied scupper hole wheels cause fatigue in the hull over time or are they ok?
How difficult are the Tagit type cooler bags in the rear well to access for fish storage?
We are wanting a second Kayak for my wife to use, and a peddle drive for me while my arm recovers after the surgery.
by dedant
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Identity?

Mummy Shark....Doo do do....Mummy Shark....Doo do do...

Sorry ..I've been babysitting the grand daughter.
by dedant
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New guy looking to learn
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: New guy looking to learn

Welcome aboard. Definitely try before you buy to see what feels right for you.
I have to confess to enjoying a certain product of Tennessee myself in the past , Lynchburg' s finest :$