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by Mac50L
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions

What does https://www.windy.com say? 4 knots, that's near 8 kph. which is a noticeable little bit of wind. So what is it in reality? 0 knots, absolutely zero, zilch. The other day when I could barely feel it my anemometer was just showing, only just rotating so if it isn't bothering to rotate today ...
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: 10 Knots Zero Swell Conditions

Interesting website Badfisherman. So I check the wind speed, given as 10 knots outside our front door. I look at my anemometer and it says you'd be lucky to feel any wind, it is barely revolving. I go outside and I notice the air is just about moving, if there was a gust it might get to half a knot ...
by Mac50L
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

An example of wind and land effect. We stopped (a year ago?) about 3/4 of the way out of Port Levy for lunch on the east side of it. The bay runs near north south, Lyttelton the next one round is about east-west. A strong NW, possibly more west got up and when we launched, found we were in a stiff e...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

Hey Mac50L, your whole outlook on what is written is very subjective. Heralds story is badly written Really ! Anything written by stuff, i personally would never believe a word of their reporting. The report was more likely written from the words of those that were involved. Looks like you reformat...
by Mac50L
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

The Herald's story was badly written as they start off, then it jumps to experience, jumps to rescue, jumps back to somewhere else. Re-reading and reformatting that story, it appears they drifted 8 km along the coast though as written you get the impression they are that far off shore. It mentions j...
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waikato club
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Waikato club

Seanmcd wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Cheers Mac50L I'll have a browse through the list
You might even find something else interesting if you dig a little.
by Mac50L
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waikato club
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Waikato club

There is no specific kayak fishing club that I know of but would be interested to hear. This is the list of known sea kayak clubs and networks in NZ - https://canterburyseakayak.wordpress.com/nz-kayak-clubs-networks/ A network is a club without fees and often without a constitution or elected office...
by Mac50L
Tue May 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing kayaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Missing kayaker?

Thanks Al. There is a record kept of kayak incidents going back a couple of decades and the record keeper contacted me and knowing it was fishing related, here was an obvious place to start asking.

Thanks again.
by Mac50L
Tue May 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing kayaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Missing kayaker?

Has anyone heard about this? Two days ago. If they hadn't found anything 2 days ago, a dead story...or kayaker. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/search-for-missing-person-after-kayak-overturns-in-manukau-harbour.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12...
by Mac50L
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

The main Govt Covid-19 site says absolutely no fishing from a boat because there is No Boating. There is no contact method via their site. However the website you have given, the NZ Sport one, https://sportnz.org.nz, and by the Govt does have a Contact link. So quoting the "no boating" bit's link, I...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

I got a very quick reply from Jonty so full marks there. Here is something he mentioned in his email to me - "There are a number of situations like this – one we’re seeking clarity on at the moment is spearfishing from the beach (snorkelling and freediving ok but no mention of spearfishing) " So yes...
by Mac50L
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1223

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

However Jonty Mills of Water Safety thinks you can't fish from a kayak because you aren't allow to go boating. He doesn't seem to realise that all the links say no motor boating or sailing - ONLY. All links say you can go boating in any type except those two. Basically Jonty doesn't seem to realise ...
by Mac50L
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

However Jonty Mills of Water Safety thinks you can't fish from a kayak because you aren't allow to go boating. He doesn't seem to realise that all the links say no motor boating or sailing - ONLY. All links say you can go boating in any type except those two. Basically Jonty doesn't seem to realise ...
by Mac50L
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

Full marks Marc N for the trouble you went to and the success you achieved. Thank you.
by Mac50L
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

You can row a skiff but I always rowed a rowing boat. No way was it a skiff. No way was it long and narrow. Take a clinker built rowing boat, just under half as wide as long. It is a rowing boat. So a skiff is only one type of rowing boat. I think you're just intentionally twisting things to suit y...
by Mac50L
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

"Allowed: swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing,..." So what do you row in? A rowing boat. .... Actually, I think its called a skiff. Very long and narrow and used by the likes of Mahe Drysdale, Presumably the eight is off-limits but the single scull is probably still allowed. You can row a...
by Mac50L
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

Typical, six paragraphs when only the first one applies to what is being talked about. The rest is simply waffle and a total waste of time. Presumably it is all, the other 5 paragraphs, copy & paste. If not then there must be a total lack of thought going on and a total waste of time and money. One ...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

"Allowed: swimming, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing,..." So what do you row in? A rowing boat. Always have. You could also call it a dinghy but rowing boat is the correct term. What they mean and fail to say is "No power boats or sailing boats." That covers everything they want to say but they s...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

The level 3 sports specific info is: https://sportnz.cwp.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Recreation-and-Sport-Detailed-Level-1-4-Table.pdf Like you mentioned mitchfam, can kayak but not fish unless from shore :^) Except they say no boating so kayaking isn't classed as boating because you are allowed to...
by Mac50L
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: covid 19 sports
Replies: 49
Views: 1641

Re: covid 19 sports

The level 3 sports specific info is: https://sportnz.cwp.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Recreation-and-Sport-Detailed-Level-1-4-Table.pdf Like you mentioned mitchfam, can kayak but not fish unless from shore :^) Except they say no boating so kayaking isn't classed as boating because you are allowed to...