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by WaikatoYakka
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 4973

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

Hi Mental, what is the cost of the fortress going to be, and is there going to be an angler version? That could be the Angler version... Significant other sits in the rear, rerigging, passing you rods, controlling the GoPros, paddling to maintain station over that big arch on the bottom, filleting ...
by WaikatoYakka
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Free online trailer plans
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Re: Free online trailer plans

Part of the challenge with a kayak trailer is finding light enough springs. Most shocks are at least 650kg A kayak trailer, kayak and gear are nowhere near that and you end up with a trailer that is over sprung and rides rough. I bought a trailer with a 1000kg set of springs hocks that were getting...
by WaikatoYakka
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak / Camping trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

Re: Kayak / Camping trailer

Yeah, LPG bottle is removed and the void in the sleeping area filled with sistema boxes when sleeping.
It's amazing what condensation happens around a gas bottle.
by WaikatoYakka
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Kayak for kids
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Best Kayak for kids

Some mods required but the Phoenix fury as a basic starter could be a good option. The hornet, a bit of a step up in price but ready to go. http://www.phoenixkayaks.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=33" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Viking Espri angler has been a very p...
by WaikatoYakka
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission accomplished
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: Mission accomplished

Awesome!

Well deserved
by WaikatoYakka
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak / Camping trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

Re: Kayak / Camping trailer

Good point paddlesnap. I hadn't given much thought to that to be honest as it has been used for hours on end with no concerning heat (feel by hand on firewall). It's nothing to do with a WOF unless it's simply insecure so not my forte There's about 200mm clearance and the heat dissipates well, it is...
by WaikatoYakka
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata 03/06/16
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Matata 03/06/16

Beats working any day
by WaikatoYakka
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak / Camping trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 2819

Kayak / Camping trailer

I've had a bit of time off work with a new baby boy in the Family. In between changing nappies and washing piss off my face :puke: I've been doing up my trailer. The trailer is a full well side/canopy from a single cab Hilux that I picked up off Trademe a couple of years ago for $200. image.jpeg Fro...
by WaikatoYakka
Thu May 26, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: anchor advice
Replies: 42
Views: 4108

Re: anchor advice

Chain is effective though I have no chain at all.

I put out lots more warp, approx 4 times the depth I'm in.
No issues with slippage at all.
by WaikatoYakka
Sun May 15, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finally legal Kingy. May 15th.
Replies: 19
Views: 2186

Re: Finally legal Kingy. May 15th.

Always a good scrap!

Well done :clap:
by WaikatoYakka
Sun May 15, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: King on Oops king off
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: King on Oops king off

Just adds to the adrenalin mate :rock:

Thankfully the one and only time I took that gamble, luck was on my side.
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by WaikatoYakka
Sat May 14, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Dropping 12v to 8v
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Dropping 12v to 8v

What about a 9v energiser type battery?

If you're running LED lights, it may cost you a few bucks per outing but I'd imagine it should be enough power for 4-5 hours still?
by WaikatoYakka
Thu May 12, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak for Trolling?
Replies: 36
Views: 4742

Re: Kayak for Trolling?

Stealth would be the first to spring to mind but some of the Barracuda SIK's could be worth checking out too.
by WaikatoYakka
Tue May 03, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Great white off urenui.
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

Re: Great white off urenui.

Would love to hear or know of others on this site if they have encountered a great white. Hairy little dwarf u sound like u have what happened Do a bit of a search on Waikatoyakkas posts.... Seem to recall he had a bit of a run in a few years ago Here you go >>>>>>>. http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/f...
by WaikatoYakka
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best long lasting VHF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6756

Re: Best long lasting VHF ?

Kingfish killer wrote:Im leaning towards the Cobra HH350 but also thinking about the Icom but from what I can see it doesn't look like the Icom comes a lanyard so I can attach it to my PFD .
Just drill a hole in it :lol:
by WaikatoYakka
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Mental !!
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Happy Birthday Mental !!

Happy Birthday mate
by WaikatoYakka
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak food
Replies: 24
Views: 2425

Re: Kayak food

I have brunch bars. Cholocolate coated for a bit more sugar :) Also a diluted Powerade in each footwell. I find the, a bit sweet usually. On occasion, a big day on the water I bring a big salami stick and chew away on that too. Salami has proven a good firm and successful bait in desperation too :y:
by WaikatoYakka
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Lottin Point - Cape Runaway - Matakaoa Point Advice

Hi Nemesis, Lottin Point has been a Family getaway spot for 30+ years now. You don't need to go far for a feed. Launch from the beach, you can't go wrong it's the end of the road. Next Bay over is the Gisborne Tatapouri spot fishing club camp ground where I often stay, Next bay around and out to abo...
by WaikatoYakka
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Cheap Toy Tuesday
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

Re: Cheap Toy Tuesday

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
sk8e8 wrote:Might have to grab a few for the kids. I like the idea of having a few spools and changing em over.
How do you find the drags?
.............
No servicing other than a rinse.

You're supposed to service reels???? :o :rofl: :lol:
by WaikatoYakka
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Cheap Toy Tuesday
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

Re: Cheap Toy Tuesday

Nice!

I love the 2000 sized reels.

I landed an 18kg Kingi on a KLabs softbait rod and a reel that I got free with a magazine subscription about 5 years ago.

Literally smoked the drag washers to dust but it was fun.