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by Mac50L
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Kayak Rudder Spring

If all else fails, rig pull-up and pull-down lines. The pull-down line, pulled down, should hook into a bit of bungy so when you hit something the blade comes up over it and then drops back down.
by Mac50L
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Greenland paddle build

Clamps - good to see you are making them. Cutting - a handsaw or tenon saw (the short one with a stiffener along the top edge). Rotate the pipe as you cut. At he Shed we have a full range of power tools. Unless it is a long cut (plywood panel or some such) I'll pick up a handsaw. Maybe it comes from...
by Mac50L
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Greenland paddle build

Where do find such a nice weighing machine?? :beer: Banggood https://www.banggood.com/DANIU-Electronic-Pocket-Mini-Digital-Gold-Jewelry-Weighing-Scale-Balance-0_01-200g500g-p-1157246.html?rmmds=search&ID=529046&cur_warehouse=CN AliExpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Urijk-Mini-Digital-Scale-Hig...
by Mac50L
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Greenland paddle build

A few things about the laminated paddle. It saves wasting half the timber you buy if using a 2x4 chunk. This also means less work shaping things. You can put the laminates back in the opposite direction and get a stiffer, stronger paddle. A bit like plywood except in this case all of the grain is go...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle build
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Greenland paddle build

Because KASK doesn't really exist any more, use this link for the GP making, same article, a website that works -
https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.co ... -your-own/

It's on my personal website too, if needed.
by Mac50L
Fri May 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY - a New Zealand kayak website
Replies: 0
Views: 680

DIY - a New Zealand kayak website

There used to be a New Zealand website that had a range of DIY items plus Safety Items and other useful bits. It is no longer useful and the Safety Items it has are only half stories and loop you back to their Home page - useless. However, all is not lost, the Canterbury Sea Kayak Network's site has...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Loading kayak on car...

I scored rhinorack side loader http://www.rhinorack.co.nz/products/roof/roof-trays/xtrays/rhino-universal-side-loader_rusl recently from trademe for a really good deal. Does more of your kayak stick out in front or the behind the rack? Usually more ahead of the rack so logically you'd fit the side ...
by Mac50L
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: New Boat Taking On Water

What about writing a Check-list on the hull somewhere?
Bungs
Rods
Bait
Paddles
etc. etc.
by Mac50L
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak identification
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Kayak identification

The site wouldn't accept your pictures as they were too big by the look of it.

Running Linux, there's a very good FREE programme for resizing.
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by Mac50L
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak identification
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Kayak identification

A little information here - http://www.kask.org.nz/development-of-kayaks-and-equipment/ 1987 Puysegur 4.6 m x 0.62 m 20 kg It is also in the list on page 3 - http://www.kask.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/65octnov96.pdf Another place to look is Sisson's website - http://www.sissonkayaks.co.nz/category/se...
by Mac50L
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Woman died while kayaking at Waiheke Island
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Woman died while kayaking at Waiheke Island

Other than the news reports, any other details? Any confirmation that it was medical? https://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=282793&fm=newsarticle+-+Environment%2Cnrhl https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12188610 https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/109862319/kayaker-d...
by Mac50L
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

You could get a WiFi security camera from China. Setting up etc. isn't easy. There are a number of free security software programmes, generally for Windows. Yes, I've played around. No, not convinced what is the best. The simplest are cameras using video cable and lengths of up to 50 meters are avai...
by Mac50L
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

This incident is why some regions want kayak owners to write a contact name and phone number on or in the kayak. My suggestion is to do it in a very obvious place plus a hidden place. The first, if it accidentally goes missing, and the second, in case it is removed by someone else and you then have ...
by Mac50L
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak

Anyone got any more details than there are in the newspapers? 11 August 2018 " A man in his 50s has drowned after falling off his kayak near Whāngarei at about 5pm this evening." "A police spokesperson said he was seen struggling in the water in Tutukaka, east of Whāngarei, and raised a distress fla...
by Mac50L
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Bloody sore bum

Any way to improve this? Or am i buggered? I can't see what type of kayak you have. However, the use of closed cell foam blocks, shaped and strapped in is a start. Not polystyrene foam, the flexible or semi flexible foams similar to camping sleeping mats. Our kayaks, being sea kayaks and plywood, h...
by Mac50L
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Bloody sore bum

JackMaddren wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm
, only part supported is the very back bones of bum, no thigh support etc
There is the problem, the reason discomfort.
by Mac50L
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bloody sore bum
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Bloody sore bum

Try adding more support between the legs rather than the outside of the legs. Also as much length of leg support as possible.

How much length of leg supported by your chair in front of the TV or your car seat?
by Mac50L
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This forum - giving likes.
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: This forum - giving likes.

DocProfit wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Sometimes I read a post and want to just give a like or a thumbs up - I can't always be bothered writing an actual reply.
Obviously a Facebook user with nothing to say...... (says I, a non-Facebook user.)
by Mac50L
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

It's asking for trouble doing a trip like this by yourself. Tell that to Paul Caffyn, North and South Islands and then he did Japan, Australia, Alaska, all solo. Tell that to that young kid Tara Mulvany who did most of the South Island solo (in winter) and the North Island all solo. A lot of people...
by Mac50L
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: PLB saves Northland kayaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

Re: PLB saves Northland kayaker

Kayaker rescued for a second time https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/kayaker-rescued-second-time "It is not the first time he has called on rescue services in the pursuit of his dream to kayak around New Zealand." "In August last year, police helped him ashore after he was unable to get back in his...