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by MikeAqua
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Wet suits
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Wet suits

Also be aware not all wetsuits are designed for paddling in. Can remove skin from armpits quite easily.
by MikeAqua
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: No good Deed

Yah got me!
by MikeAqua
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: No good Deed

To add to your regrets and self-recrimination - that's an edible species.
by MikeAqua
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua

I grew up there. Haven't fished there for years and years so take this with grain (sack) of salt ... I used to launch my dinghy at Hamaurana and troll tassies (white or pink) up and down the drop off. It was rare not to catch a keepable fish or two during an early morning session. Very early morning...
by MikeAqua
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Viking Profish 35 or profish 400???

I found the Viking 400 a good kayak for fishing around Nelson. A bit slow throguh the water though. One criticms of boththe 35 and the 400 is neither of them allow storing a kayak cart up the front.
by MikeAqua
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Uniden Voyager clip wanted

I might have one, but it will be 2 weeks before I can check.
by MikeAqua
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bag Opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Dry Bag Opinions

I have had good service from [correction: sea to summit]. I use them for kayaking, boating and tramping (great pack liners).

They come in range of sizes.

Macpac sell them as do Bivouac outdoors who have a wide range.
by MikeAqua
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: 750 or 1500g Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 750 or 1500g Anchor

Out there I would go with 1.5kg anchor + chain. Sorry about your arms :rofl:
by MikeAqua
Thu May 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Landing big fish - what do you use and why?

I made a little gaff out of a section of aluminium tube and a gaff hook I bought at burnsco. Sealed both ends with 5-minute epoxy and it floated. Pics here http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=21301&p=229903&hilit=mikeaqua+gaff+DIY#p229903 A bit dicey for anything with large poin...
by MikeAqua
Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder Preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Fish Finder Preservation

I wipe my down carefully with fresh water pat dry and then put it in a sealed(ish) cupboard with a compact dehumidifier. I put my PFD in their too (after fresh water rinse) which has VHF, PLB and strobe attached to it. Also my fishing cellphone. The de-humidfier is on a plug-in timer that shuts off ...
by MikeAqua
Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Lower back pain

erectus wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:09 pm

Any recommendations on seats?
If cold makes your back worse then make sure you aren't sitting in a puddle of water in the yak. I got waterproof leggings for this purpose. Made a big difference.
by MikeAqua
Wed May 09, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower back pain
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Lower back pain

Core exercises a few time a week sorted mine out. My back is the best it has been since I hurt it when I was 16. I have zero expertise on this subject but I did some googling and chose four exercises that looked reasonably simple and target a range of muscle groups. Takes me about 15 minutes to work...
by MikeAqua
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

I can't remember what I had on my Espri. I think I skipped side handles in the end. Just used the seat straps for re-entry.
by MikeAqua
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

Nice. A suggestion: lose the deck ropes around the cockpit - magnet for hooks.
by MikeAqua
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

When I had an Espri, I found that one of the Tagit insulated well bags was a good fit. Kept everything nice and cool.

https://www.fishingdirectnz.co.nz/shop/ ... agit.html

I gave it to another yak fisho so I can't remember which model it was sorry.
by MikeAqua
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

gadgetm wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Woohoo. Just picked up a Viking Espri about 1 year old for $500. 8)
Check out this thread http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... 7&t=23352
by MikeAqua
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

Nice. Have a search on this site for pictures of how people have rigged their Espri's. There have been a few.
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by MikeAqua
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water
Replies: 30
Views: 3035

Re: Help struggling getting the Kayak to the water

I tried sand-tracks and found them pretty awful.

l currently have a 22kg kayak and making do without a trolley.
by MikeAqua
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

I've also had a Viking 400. I'm taller the average and stronger than average with arms like an Orangutan and I could just get it onto the top of our wagon (Pajero) after a long paddle. At 100kg I was too heavy for it to paddle easily but at 67 you'd be fine.
by MikeAqua
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Another Tub
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Need Another Tub

I used to fish out of an Espri, great little fishing yak and very seaworthy. My weight at that time ranged from 97kg to 115kg. I didn't personally experience any stability issues. At 67kg it would be fantastic. My stepson was around 65 - 70kg back then and it used to get along nicely for him. I'm ab...