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by Hawk
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Railblaza Quickport
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Railblaza Quickport

Has any one tried this new Railblaza product or seen it used? Yes, I have one (on the back of my fibreglass kayak), and I'd trust it more than nuts and bolts. It's 3M VHB tape which is incredible but... The VHB spec sheet says "Low surface energy plastics include PVA, EVA, polystyrene, acetal and s...
by Hawk
Fri May 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jigging rod length?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Jigging rod length?

Thanks guys. I kind of have my longer rods sorted, but all lighter weight like you say. Perhaps I'll give something a bit shorter a go, to really give the little Andros a good work out on boat when winching in the big 'uns
by Hawk
Fri May 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jigging rod length?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Jigging rod length?

I am looking for a overhead jigging rod to pair with my Okuma 5NS.

What's the deal with length? I see they can vary from about 5ft to over 6ft.
Any advantages to either? Aiming for about a 200g rated rod.
by Hawk
Mon May 08, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Testing the water.

I'm always trying to get out, but when I do, it's often just a paddle, so nothing to report on. Life gets in the way when you have a family, house, and plenty of other hobbies :) I'm sure there'll be a time soon when it will all come together again. In the meantime, I just read lots of (mostly) good...
by Hawk
Sun May 07, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Testing the water.
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Testing the water.

Nice work! You'd be stoked (and busy)!
by Hawk
Sun May 07, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dyls - pretty serious accident
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Dyls - pretty serious accident

That's really sad to hear - he's a really nice guy. Hope the healing process goes well, and he can make a full recovery from it. Thanks for letting us know.
by Hawk
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Family trip to Papa Aroha
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Family trip to Papa Aroha

Such a cool story :D What great memories for all involved!

I had a similar adventure with my little man 2 years ago
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by Hawk
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: 4000 size reel combo recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: 4000 size reel combo recommendations?

I have been looking at shimano sedona and sienna reels which are in my price range with a rod being 200$ and under. Does anyone have experience using reels like this or have experience with similar reels any advice would be appreciated. I have 2x Sedona's, being a 2500 and a 4000. For the money, th...
by Hawk
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Drilling into fiberglass kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Drilling into fiberglass kayaks

Whats the best way to do that? Screws, rivets? I did this: https://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=196305#p196305" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Just make sure it's on the double skinned part. Although some would say it's not an ideal position to screw into, I (like you...
by Hawk
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod

FYI, this sold for $1525. Buyer and seller both quite pleased with that.
by Hawk
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3248

Re: K peeps, LiPo batteries... who's got sources ?

Before you get a Dangermouse LiPo, read these:

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by Hawk
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: FS: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod

piwikiwi wrote:Yeah very nice I like your center storage add on. I finally upgraded my Swing after about 10 years recently. They are a great hull shape.
Man, that centre 'Reload' console was a lot of work! Stoked with how it came out though. Like you, I reckon it's (still) one of the best looking hulls out there.
by Hawk
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: FS: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod

Flowrider wrote:Looks amazing, best set up Swing I have seen. Good luck with the sale!
Thanks! I have quite the soft-spot for the Swing, so will be a bit sad when it sells.
by Hawk
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod
Replies: 6
Views: 731

SOLD: Perception Swing Kayak with Rudder, Storage and Pod

For the first time ever (and just in time for Christmas), the Swing is up for sale. And yes, it's $1 reserve. Really got me into kayak fishing, and would be a great start for someone. * It's quite light * Has heaps of (removable) storage * Lowrance Mark-4 and GPS included Not giving up, just can't j...
by Hawk
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak storage shed
Replies: 15
Views: 2686

Re: Kayak storage shed

8 hrs, and no one has mentioned this:
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by Hawk
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fishing in Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Fishing in Norway

yak64 wrote:That looks fantastic Hawke... What an experience..... When are you back in the Bay?
Next weekend. Have another week in London and Paris, then back home next Friday
by Hawk
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fishing in Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Fishing in Norway

Fishless wrote:Slightly biased, but best tasting fish in the world!
I understand why you say that. They are a pretty intense flavour, but without being too 'fishy', if you know what I mean. You can really hit them with a strong recipe, and still get the taste coming through.
by Hawk
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fishing in Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Fishing in Norway

Hawk jr. looks like he was lovin it. My in-laws live "just across the water" in NE Scotland. Father-in law went out one day and caught a bag full of those mackrel using a bit of tin-foil on a hook!!! Curious little fellas they must be. Thanks for sharing. Yes, that's for sure. The hooks we had were...
by Hawk
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fishing in Norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Fishing in Norway

We're currently on holiday in Norway, and the other day had the opportunity to get out on the water in a self drive rental dingy for some fishing action. I thought I'd share with you a few pics. No bait, no electronics, not even anything fancy on the hooks! Went out a couple of short trips, and on 3...
by Hawk
Mon May 16, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Leaving NZ - Fishing Clear Out
Replies: 18
Views: 2168

Re: Leaving NZ - Fishing Clear Out

Hey Dave, have PM'd you.