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by Mac50L
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1735

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

There seems to be some interest in having a forum. If cost is the problem then there is an alternative - https://tribe.so/ There are limits, 500 participants if the free version. Otherwise it could be an alternative. The Menz ShedNZ has just set one up for Computers and Electronics discussion and we...
by Mac50L
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Offshore wind - rescue north of Gisborne
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Offshore wind - rescue north of Gisborne

The Gisborne incident podcast from Radio NZ
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programm ... er-weekend

He admits they didn't check a forecast before going out.
by Mac50L
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Offshore wind - rescue north of Gisborne
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Offshore wind - rescue north of Gisborne

A strong offshore wind. No mention as to whether they'd checked a weather report prior to going out. Sucked 9km out to sea: Father and son plucked from surging waters near Gisborne https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12368682 'I was thinking the worst': Son breaks down...
by Mac50L
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Paddles

Rob wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:21 amThe Carterton crew have always pulled out good blanks for me... I've let them know what I want it for.
With me, "There they are, go for it." and I pull out a heap of 18 mm or 20 mm thick x 90 mm wide and about 220 cm long planks and compare them for grain, the lay of it and straightness.
by Mac50L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Paddles

Could save many of us heaps of $ or cost some of us a fair bit. Personally, I'd like to compare a few different greenland/aluetian designs in both wood and composite, and also a composite more conventional paddle. The Aleutian paddle has an asymmetrical foil section like an ordinary aircraft wing. ...
by Mac50L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Paddles

I like the idea of making my own paddle. Below 800g is impressive, assumed they would be heavy! Sounds like a project **Fair Warning** it's addictive, you'll want to make more, and you'll never look at your conventional paddle the same Absolutely correct !!!!! https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.c...
by Mac50L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Paddles

I wonder what a carbon fibre Greenland style paddle would be like. Maybe too stiff? Yes stiff and expensive. My near one dozen western red cedar Greenland paddles are all 800 grm or less. Efficient and as long as you use your body, not arm bending, to put the power in, as you should, they are very ...
by Mac50L
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More disasters
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: More disasters

Kayak found in search for fisherman missing near south Auckland's Clevedon
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122623 ... s-clevedon
by Mac50L
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: More disasters
Replies: 3
Views: 431

More disasters

Anyone got any more details about these? Waipū River Mouth https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12360670 "The kayak the man was fishing in was missing a bung and a hole covering, which meant it took on a lot of water, and was unable to float ef...
by Mac50L
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid again
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Covid again

Stupidity still reigns. TV tonight saying "No boating". Following thorough official links we get to - https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Levels-4.pdf "Water-based activities involving boats or motorised craft or equipment, or scuba diving a...
by Mac50L
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Another newbie from South Auckland
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Another newbie from South Auckland

take it out properly fishing yet but will do, maybe after this level 3 goes away or closer once we are in Spring. This evening's TV News said yes to kayaking but no more than 200 metres off shore, Auckland area. I also noticed frosts in Auckland - WHAT !!!! Does it get cold up your way sometimes? T...
by Mac50L
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covid again
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Covid again

"Oh God The Horror" social distancing. Actually I like social distancing, not being next to the rest of the moron humanity, 2 metres distancing? why not 10 metres? When we had level 3 & 4 a few months ago we kept social distancing to a minimum and would have 25 - 30 people in our loun...
by Mac50L
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

It's elementary dear Mac. They simply need to consult you before their next design. Heck, for the sake of humanity perhaps call them collect to save them from screwing up the next design. Only if they pay enough. I suppose I could sell my designs to them. Probably been involved with kayak designing...
by Mac50L
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Melker in Sweden are 3D printing kayaks. The Melker Rodloga has the cheapest, crudest rudder design there is. Looks like it would pound into a head sea. Not extra light, meaning a good plywood one is lighter. Narrow beam, what I use but there is a need for skill. They are not fishing kayaks. They d...
by Mac50L
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie in South Auckland
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Newbie in South Auckland

Weather, know your weather, what it is going to become. Here are some websites which could be good, others will suggest other sites too - https://www.marineweather.co.nz/forecasts https://www.myweather2.com/Marine/Global-Ports/New-Zealand/Auckland.aspx http://www.swellmap.com/boating/new-zealand/inn...
by Mac50L
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tape on a wet hull - repair
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Tape on a wet hull - repair

Has anyone used T-rex tape or similar? It claims it will stick to a wet surface. Most of us, if we have to, will let the hull dry before applying duct tape but this seems to say, "just stick it on".
by Mac50L
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

His ( I assume male) general demeanour was that of a screaming baby with no concept of punctuation and the entitlement of a 13 yr old whose phone has been confiscated. He was drummed out, then this Ryanocean turns up here, with a similar screaming one sentence post. Or there could be two of them......
by Mac50L
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Sounds like you should've pulled out your fone, vhf, epirp and other safety equipment and explained you were prepped for the conditions that you had checked on a forecast pre launch! Except it is unlikely he had any of that and it doesn't sound like he knew what the forecast was otherwise it would ...
by Mac50L
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Whatever the situation, you're still allowed to be an idiot aren't you? Legal caveat being that you are not breaking the law, and moral caveat being that you are not endangering anyone else directly. It is illegal to kill yourself and if you fail to do it, someone has to rescue you which costs mone...
by Mac50L
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

I spent many hours of my youth fishing from the jetties at Westport,day and night we use to live across the road from port. I presume you went to North School. We had the two story house on Queen St. Here, our Men's Shed treasurer went to South School before leaving for Auckland for work. Basically...