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by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

How to read Side Scan/view fish finders

If like me, you're new to the whole, techo fish finder thing, maybe this will help, in regard to reading the side scan thing, in the fishfinder. I've been using an older Humminbird 535, which Mr Inky very kindly gave to me. Now I've been bitten by the ' new fish finder ' bug. When researching the ne...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi all from Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Hi all from Auckland

G'day,

This board was very helpful when I started out, ask away :)
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

And now the budget expands - Garmin STRIKER Plus 7sv is looking like it's the one. I post my thinking below, in the hope that it may help others considering the costs and benefits. In the Garmin 7sv, you get - traditional sonar , "down and side" scan hi res, also you can make your own maps, of where...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Newbie

Grazer wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:38 am
Just back from a tiki tour of the east cape. Awesome part of our country.
I'd love to do the East Cape again, last time was when I was 14, are there any good Kayaking spots?

Cheers

Marc
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

So after another burst of high intensity research - I've fallen for the Garmin Striker 5cv Plus - it'll be a Christmas present. Whilst I was watching all the youtubery, i found some thing interesting, none of the folk know what kHz means. Hang you head in shame, if you don't know the abbreviation, f...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Rabbit hole this is - as I emerge, blinking into the light, after a night's internet research - It would seem that, but for some good basic fish finding and very simple waypoint logging, +/- a few frills, fishfinders don't get interesting, until the price rises to about $400 and then, to get the "Go...
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Garmin striker 4Plus. Doesn't have maps but you can scan your own maps with their unique live mapping technology giving you contour lines, waypoints, fish spots etc. Great unit for $299. Plus uses CHIRP technology N.B Make sure it's the 'plus' model. Go to Burnsco When you say, scan your own maps, ...
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder advisor site
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Fish Finder advisor site

by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Sun Oct 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: Kohi - Sun Oct 7

That's a good idea. :y:
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Sun Oct 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: Kohi - Sun Oct 7

Re: chill packs.

I use empty drink bottles, I throw a handful of salt in them fill'em with water and then they can be frozen. The salt means that they take a long time to freeze, but also to defrost. I just put 'em in the freezer the day before I go out.
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Thanks Dedant, and now I've done the proper research: and it's all bloody complex, as you'd expect for something like Radio, which is all we had until they learnt to shove TV signals through it. Then it became more complex, so it goes some thing like this: All the info is at this wonderfully complex...
by Marc N
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

I know I'm being pedantic, but when does a UHF walky talky become 'Marine'?

So I guess, even if I only use them in the bush or on beaches, I should be licenced?
by Marc N
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

One last question on the regulatory thing. I know on larger boats and such - the use of VHF/UHF etc, is governed by licences and courses and such, using the cheapos do I need to be worried about the Navy turning up and wanting to inspect my documents?
by Marc N
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: First kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: First kayak

Also read this board, the members here are very, very helpful and a bunch of good people, they helped me out a lot, when I was getting up and going.

Any questions - ask away, everyone here is very helpful.
by Marc N
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: First kayak

For a twosome, I reckon that's a good price, got rod holders.

Get some life jackets and try your luck, you could go up to the place and look, the staff there are very helpful, check their hours though, from memory they are closed sometimes.
by Marc N
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: First kayak

What part of NZ are you in?

If Auckland, I have had good experiences with Wave Passion https://www.wavepassion.co.nz/Kayak/Sit ... uble-Kayak

I am not associated with them, just had good experiences.
by Marc N
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 October
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: AHB 4 October

This time I got photos, I spent 30 minutes hanging out with this baby Fur Seal next to the bridge, On the fishing side, tried an Orange slider, several different softbaits and still no fish. I'm going back to squid. I went from the Gold Hole at Northcote Point, across to Westhaven, up to Birkenhead ...
by Marc N
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Free to a good home

So now, after almost a year, I am penning the following report, on the Humminbird 525, so generously given to me, by the kind, Stinky Inky. But first ! a salutary warning on Exposure: The reason I haven't been out since June, until yesterday, was that in June I went out and lost the feeling of my le...
by Marc N
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 4 October
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: AHB 4 October

Nope, not pulling your chain, all true and very exciting, I was so intent on the action, I didn't even think of getting my phone out of it's plastic pouch and taking a photo. I'll be keeping an eye out next time I dangle a bleeding Eel over the side though... I've got one of those little $50 GoPro i...
by Marc N
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN - 04/10 Weekday Wonderland
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: NN - 04/10 Weekday Wonderland

Those look nice, interesting that where I was, only babies, but where you were, nice big fish.

:)