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Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:02 pm

Had a few complaints from local boaties about playing dodge the yaks off kina at weekend. Yeah it was flat n calm but has been suggested that the two with flags were more visible than the 9+ that didn't. Friendly reminder - safety first :)

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Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:11 pm

I'm all ways got my ear out for boats I had a boat and it can be very hard to see kayaks

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Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:22 pm

Yup try and avoid boats as much as I can never needed a flag..just my big mouth.

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:47 am

One of the most important things about skippering a boat is to be ultra observant, if you cannot see a 4+meter yellow or orange object in the water with rods,net and person attached maybe they need their eyes tested, when launching in dark I always have a light with me for the blind boaties.
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:50 am

Half meter of swell and most noisy boaties will struggle to see or hear us yakkers.
The price of a visibility kit or flag seems inexpensive for peace of mind out there and has also increased how comfortable I feel on the water allowing me to fish places I would normally not have gone.
I seem to recall you mullet almost getting run down out off ngaio by a punctual water taxi operator not too long ago.

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:33 am

mullett wrote:One of the most important things about skippering a boat is to be ultra observant, if you cannot see a 4+meter yellow or orange object in the water with rods,net and person attached maybe they need their eyes tested, when launching in dark I always have a light with me for the blind boaties.
Personal responsibility
Rods nets n people are pretty invisible from 400m
A head torch is a white dot at 100m
A yaks only half above water so not much showing
Sun strike from rising sun definitely a problem at kina

Otha fulla - I recall that incident MAY have been a setup to illustrate the perils of carrying no safety gear :x

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:22 am

Mullett you were asking about bait choices on Sat. No burley just fresh mack fillets (caught on way out ) and piper from the wharf down by talleys.
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:47 am

Almost like cycling in Australia. Cycling purists constantly made claims about the law being on there side and motorists needing to be more mindful of cyclists, but at the end of the day size matters and I'll rather do what I can to avoid a pissing contest with a car/truck/boat/ anything bigger.

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Grammer nazi: their, not there...

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:19 pm

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If they can't see a car ferry they will never see a flag

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:37 pm

FatherOfMany wrote:Grammer nazi: their, not there...

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FatherOfMany wrote:Grammer nazi: their, not there...

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:50 pm

With regards to the incident off ngaio island after showing the harbour master the footage and confirmation that the taxis do not abide by the law and that there had been many complaints made about them it was dealt with as they had proof, maybe a helium balloon about 2 meters above the kayak will work ? With flashing lights on it as I find in general boaties in NZ are not observant wether at ngaio or cable, kayaked many years in SA with no issues and no flags in high traffic areas.
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:46 pm

petecanaan wrote:Sun strike
This is a major in the BoI with both main highways running east-west
Remember: If the shadows on your yak are pointing towards the oncoming boat, you're in their sunstrike.


However, I've frequently had to take action to avoid boats heading out under GPS control. There's a few "Route 101's" up here especially with the game boats. Once they're pointing out into the Pacific, they don't expect to see anything smaller than 30ft.

Pet hate though is the ones that, although they've seen you, don't make it obvious until the last moment and adjust course juuuust enough. In the meantime you're winding in and trying to figure out which side of their hull you're going to be on.

Then there's the d1cks who only do the right thing when they realise you've got a GoPro on your forehead....
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:49 pm

Casualtyward wrote:
FatherOfMany wrote:Grammer nazi: their, not there...
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Back at you, you forgot the final full stop. :lol:
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:57 pm

mullett wrote:With regards to the incident off ngaio island after showing the harbour master the footage and confirmation that the taxis do not abide by the law and that there had been many complaints made about them it was dealt with as they had proof, maybe a helium balloon about 2 meters above the kayak will work ? With flashing lights on it as I find in general boaties in NZ are not observant wether at ngaio or cable, kayaked many years in SA with no issues and no flags in high traffic areas.

Really! You told me you got ignored by the harbour master as your footage of a boat going past proved nothing. If I remember correctly the event in question wasn't videoed by you or me....
Either way learn some manners n stay outa my chunk trail please :)

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