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by RobEdward
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Motorized Me
Replies: 32
Views: 5791

Re: Motorized Me

This is the meter here. It'll easily handle the amperage you'll be using.

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by RobEdward
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Motorized Me
Replies: 32
Views: 5791

Re: Motorized Me

Cool The "watts up" meter is very good for monitoring battery discharge. What sort of connectors do you have between the battery and the controller/motor? I could lend you my "watts up" so you can get an idea of run times and relative discharge rate for various speeds. You'll get...
by RobEdward
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good grief - and they call kayakers insane!
Replies: 18
Views: 2656

Re: Good grief - and they call kayakers insane!

Yeah these guys are awesome. I have followed their adventures on facebook for a while theyre cool. Interestingly when I said I liked these guys on my local forum I was bagged to the shitters for encouraging stupid behaviour, all I saw were mad keen fisherman , and that part of me responded in kind ...
by RobEdward
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: trolley wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: trolley wheels

I tried the C-Tug and it was pretty good for everything but sand. It really just was a POS on sand. I bought a Wheeleez trolley with the big soft balloon wheels and it's brilliant, very expensive by comparison but worth it i reckon. Got it here http://www.beachwheels.co.nz/shop/kayak-trolleys/the-ka...
by RobEdward
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heres a good example to buy local (link) not fishing related.
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Heres a good example to buy local (link) not fishing related.

I find myself pretty conflicted on this subject. On the one hand it is inevitable that online purchasing will continue to grow, as will consumer confidence in utilising online commerce. On the other hand for a lot of items first hand inspection and/or trying on can't be beat and I can't see online e...
by RobEdward
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impact of sonar on marine animals
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Impact of sonar on marine animals

This will be a good review of the subject to use as a starter. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/11m5g19h#page-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The references will take you the rest of the way.
by RobEdward
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Best VHF to buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 4684

Re: Best VHF to buy...

My garage is 4 ks in a straight from Halfmoon bay marina and I can listen to them, never heard a thing from the voyager :?: That's strange cause receive I would have thought would come down to the strength of transmit signal not the unit receiving? Yep understand that, so why couldn't the Uniden pi...
by RobEdward
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My test with AEE sport camera (GREAT CAMARA)
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: My test with AEE sport camera (GREAT CAMARA)

Hi Ricardo The depth rating is the maximum depth underwater the camera housing can be expected to be used without the camera being flooded. The housing that comes with the camera claims to be rated to 100 metres. If you're only using the camera topside then it will probably never be of any concern. :)
by RobEdward
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My test with AEE sport camera (GREAT CAMARA)
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: My test with AEE sport camera (GREAT CAMARA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30wHGg7QIUs&feature=share I'm a little wary of the claims regarding the depth rating on the housing. This is a vid taken by a mate I was diving with using an AEE on a dive at Bird Rock near Cape Brett a week or so ago. We were at a max depth of no more than 60 me...
by RobEdward
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Waterproof Phone Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Waterproof Phone Cases

To be honest Nick I didn't worry about that. Not sure whether that's over confidence or not.

The way it's built is quite reassuring. You just need to give the gasket a good eyeball as well as the screen where it seals prior to fitting. Make sure there's no hair or grit anywhere there.
by RobEdward
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Waterproof Phone Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Waterproof Phone Cases

I had the Lifeproof Nuud for the 5. It was very good. Accidentally submerged it many times and never had a problem. Very quick to take off or put back on. Left it on most of the time as it didn't make it that much bulkier. I have a 6+ now and am waiting for the Nuud case for that one to be released....
by RobEdward
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Perception Swing $500 SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Perception Swing $500 SOLD

Jamie D wrote:Wow :o 500 bucks

Great score :y:
Yup I am well chuffed! :)
by RobEdward
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Rescue knife
Replies: 28
Views: 9893

Re: Rescue knife

They're pretty easy to hang on to with cold hands or gloves, I often have drygloves on when diving (they are essentially really thick freezer gloves that dock with a drysuit). I can hold on to it easily and re-stow it without any problems. I just installed one on my PFD and it is a nice fit. http://...
by RobEdward
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Fish Wellington
Replies: 7
Views: 3986

Re: Fish Wellington

Looks great! I bet it would work really well with filo pastry too. :P
by RobEdward
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Rescue knife
Replies: 28
Views: 9893

Re: Rescue knife

In my experience you can't beat one of these Eezycutters http://eezycut.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tcGZsfZawY I've had a couple on my dive setup for two years now and the blades are still insanely sharp, and the blades are very cheap...
by RobEdward
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Hi there

I'm Rob, I live in Wellington, Houghton bay to be exact. Figured it was nuts living so near the sea but not having a yak. Bought a Prowler Ultra 4.3 off TM and can't wait to get out there. I'll no doubt have a few questions, I promise I'll have a hunt through the archives before I ask. LOL I dive a ...
by RobEdward
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The price of fish
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: The price of fish

It's an insane situation alright, it's what happens when accountants hold more sway than actual people ;0) Amazing that CEOs will so blatantly "hand wash" themselves of responsibility for human suffering and wasted resource through the use of words such as "affordability" and &qu...
by RobEdward
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Wellington Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: the numbers game
Replies: 42
Views: 15603

Re: the numbers game

I'm Rob, 42, I live in Houghton Bay. Just bought a Prowler 4.3 off TM. Never fished from a yak before, in fact never been much of a fisher, I dive a lot so all my hunting has been grabbing rather than reeling. All my experience in yaks to date has been whitewater and multisport and that was about 8y...