Have You Ever Had A Surf Entry / Re-entry Disaster ??

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Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:10 pm

Well I have...too many to count...

Busted heaps of rods, a fishfinder and reels....You know that moment, you get that sudden "oh sh!t" moment as the big wave breaks over the front and you get broached when launching or you feel like you're 10 feet in the air as the bow buries itself and you tumble end over end / roll sideways... :swear: :swear:

You get up, gather composure, get everything rightside up, and then count the damage ! :doh: :doh:

Well, I'm sick of damaging rods.....i can stow the reels and FF if needed but rods have always proven to be a bit more fragile and difficult.....I know that someone will suggest a new kayak, but I wanted a more practical and cost effective solution....

So......heres some pics to explain what I've come up with ! :clap: :clap:
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Sits forward far enough that it doesnt interfere with the foot paddle...

Holds two SB rods, and after yesterdays sea trials, its seems to work a treat ! :clap: :clap:
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:28 pm

Looking good with no more broken rods :)
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:29 pm

great idea!

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Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:40 pm

well done hainesy.

looks great , :y:
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:10 pm

Looks good and should work well = if you know its coming, its that sneaky <img src="./images/smilies/emoticon-0183-swear.gif" alt=":swear:" title="Swear"> that gets you when you are not looking that I hate. :n:
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:23 pm

8) Great design Hainesy , some great ideas come from necessity and you might want to get a patent on it :) .
As to the question YES in many spectacular ways so learnt from the school of hard Knocks-thank goodness got a lot sorted in early days re precautions required.

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Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Like that idea :y:

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Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Surf entry disaster? Not me :rofl: :rofl:

Nice one Hainesy :y:
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:06 am

Have learnt a lot about the surf after one years kayak fishing, not much choice here in Taranaki. I stowed everything yesterday in some surf and rode it in like I was a pro!
The very first time I went to launch a year ago I put the rod in the one rod holder on the side, not realising (duh) that I wouldn't be able to paddle. Jumped on and went to paddle and whoops around and over we go! That was my introduction to kayak fishing. That day I managed to hook my toe as well while fishing.
Not so long ago I was paddling along the coast to land after a successful fish. I noticed the surf was starting further out as I neared the beach but didn't worry to much. Surf was average so hadn't stowed anything. A couple of swells went by and then, crap, im inside a good wave before I realise it. Turn and paddle like mad and just make it through. But theres a bigger wave behind the first one. Emergency power and im just about through but hold on, no, im surfing the wave backwards. Try to keep calm and carry on but nah, over we go. Lucky I rode it long enough to get to 1m deep water so I can quickly flip over yak and not lose or damage anything.
Not really disasters as nothing was lost or broken.

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Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:55 pm

That's a pretty cool idea. How did you find it when fishing?

Haven't broken a rod in the surf yet, broken plenty in other places though.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:40 pm

MadMike wrote:That's a pretty cool idea. How did you find it when fishing?

Haven't broken a rod in the surf yet, broken plenty in other places though.
No problems at all...obvioulsy it can be completely removed for travel or if not needed....guess you could even carry a "spare rod" in it if needed..
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Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Great stuff Hainesy :y: I had to laugh when you tested it out up at Sullivans the other week when the breaking waves got as high as 5cm :lol: . Its definitely something that would be good to have when going through ruff surf . Not something id cruise around with on every trip though .
Ive only had one real mishap in the surf as I try and avoid the surf like the Plague ! Papamoa 1 or 2 Christmas ago and I " skilfully " surfed a big breaking wave down backwards , I surfed it so long I was beginning to think id pulled it off ....... until I got rolled , bowled and arseholed !
The 4 local yakkers standing on the beach appreciated my efforts though ..... I think ! :^)

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Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:32 pm

Kingfish killer wrote:Great stuff Hainesy :y: I had to laugh when you tested it out up at Sullivans the other week when the breaking waves got as high as 5cm :lol: . Its definitely something that would be good to have when going through ruff surf . Not something id cruise around with on every trip though .
Ive only had one real mishap in the surf as I try and avoid the surf like the Plague ! Papamoa 1 or 2 Christmas ago and I " skilfully " surfed a big breaking wave down backwards , I surfed it so long I was beginning to think id pulled it off ....... until I got rolled , bowled and arseholed !
The 4 local yakkers standing on the beach appreciated my efforts though ..... I think ! :^)
..agree...those 5cm waves very breaking hard tho' :lol: :lol: ...Really made it for my trips up to Bream Bay which has a decent surf break more often than not !!
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Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Ah yeah. Claimed many a rod that beach

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Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Kingfish killer wrote:Great stuff Hainesy :y: I had to laugh when you tested it out up at Sullivans the other week when the breaking waves got as high as 5cm :lol: . Its definitely something that would be good to have when going through ruff surf . Not something id cruise around with on every trip though .
Ive only had one real mishap in the surf as I try and avoid the surf like the Plague ! Papamoa 1 or 2 Christmas ago and I " skilfully " surfed a big breaking wave down backwards , I surfed it so long I was beginning to think id pulled it off ....... until I got rolled , bowled and arseholed !
The 4 local yakkers standing on the beach appreciated my efforts though ..... I think ! :^)
Lols Downtown mentioned that just last week. :lol:
On Sunday I was abit cocky and didn't strap my gear bag on the back properly! Launching off papamoa the bag hung over the side after the first wave and made it a hell of a paddle to get through the set :sweat:
On the way in, caught and rode a wave in like a pro, till my drogue fell out the back and stopped me in my tracks, luckily the bungee cord snapped before the next wave broke on my head! Emptied the yak of gear and retrieved the drogue catching two waves in like a boss!

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Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:50 pm

That's Brilliant mate! :rock:
No hurry with that Patent yeah? ;)
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Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:26 am

Hey Hainesy I know how many guides that rod when it left here :!: Just mind sliding them up that tube aye :lol: and no its not a warrantable issue :|

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Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:44 am

awondering wrote:Hey Hainesy I know how many guides that rod when it left here :!: Just mind sliding them up that tube aye :lol: and no its not a warrantable issue :|
...nine wasnt it ?? :lol: ....
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Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:56 am

Hainesy wrote:
awondering wrote:Hey Hainesy I know how many guides that rod when it left here :!: Just mind sliding them up that tube aye :lol: and no its not a warrantable issue :|
...nine wasnt it ?? :lol: ....
11 :)

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:28 am

Are they Single foot guides Kev?
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