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by MikeAqua
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Soft Roof Racks
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Soft Roof Racks

They work. I'm about 6 foot and found the straps came across the Primera at about eyebrow level, so not fun to drive with.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Collingwood
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Collingwood

I've very limited experience, but enjoyed some success in the lower stretches of the Aorere River and off the mouth of the Onekaka River.
by MikeAqua
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Got me a trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Got me a trailer

Nice buy. It took me ages to eventually buy a trailer down here too.
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: Braid snapping

As an experiment ... cut off the top colour and see if strength improves. I find the top colour accumulates UV damage which makes it softer and weaker.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

A UHF or CB aren't going to be very reliable for emergency communication. VHF is your best chance.

Anyone heading out kayak-fishing should have one, and have it attached to your PFD, not the kayak - in case you get separated from your kayak.
by MikeAqua
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing for trout in Rotorua
Replies: 13
Views: 971

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 mornin...
by MikeAqua
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

I echo HLD's comments. The only thing I would add is that any IP67 VHF, I would put in a waterproof pouch (available at Burnsco, Marine Deals etc). My last handheld VHF was IP67 and it failed. The last two fixed VHFs on my boat were IP67 and both failed within a few years of purchase. I don't believ...
by MikeAqua
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Wet suits
Replies: 6
Views: 622

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: 11
Views: 936

Re: No good Deed

Yah got me!
by MikeAqua
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No good Deed
Replies: 11
Views: 936

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: 13
Views: 971

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: 998

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: 592

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: 415

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: 640

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: 788

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: 990

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: 1332

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: 1332

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: 2559

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.