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by Rob
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Well...

Wee Wifey was paddling with me for part of the way... and I couldn't have her passing me, (on her Espri) could I?
OK, fine! She's fitter than I am!
Crazy lady runs, cycles, kayaks, paddle boards and swims.
:inlove:
by Rob
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Less than 10 km?
That's depressing.

I'll have to give it a long run to see what it's good for.
by Rob
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

I gave it a run, in a barrel, to see what Amperage it uses... Idling speed (not sure how much speed this produces) https://gme1pq.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y4m7L1WMsDXf-utAMhTlG5wf03B0C1Y-NhNpS3-OUa9B-SbRnBb280l_IlkKt46-dpaxSnTMI8ZBG12B7teWIUwwBhOXhW4Fb2TYO34MVO2QP2mt0IxYvQrlVdVzFlrObG3QKvXw9CLQTEYFF...
by Rob
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Got out to give it a shake down cruise, no movies yet. There was a bit of a swell out in the sea, so I just buzzed up and down the lagoon several times. The only problem that I had was the cable tie snapped, leaving the motor locked on the deck. I replaced the cable tie with a piece of dyneema, hope...
by Rob
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 14601

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Replacement Castlepoint link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjGRt ... Cg/live%20

Real time footage of Lighthouse and sea past the Reef.
by Rob
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

I had some spare time today... I already had a large bung behind the seat. I bought a similar bung and ran the cables thought the plug. I can use the original plug to seal the kayak when the trolling motor isn't needed. https://g2eypq.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y4mi0nffR5mCCOs4DQyVZvXK8dGe9-b_sXC34DRB...
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Movie Theatre
Topic: More sweaty action than a brazzers video
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: More sweaty action than a brazzers video

Nice!...

it needed a throaty voice over, extolling your virtues...

You have set the bar fairly high... how soon before it hits the big screen?
by Rob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Not sure... I think the full left or right turn would be a slow speed thing.

I'm not sure how much effort turning the motor will take while it is operating... it might not swing as freely in the water.
I could extend the handles where the rudder controls attach to smooth out and dampen the turn.
by Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Started a trolling motor build on my Reload.

Well, I got bitten by the motorised bug, usual excuses. I've bought a JW Watersnake 54lb Venom SWX ,12 volt trolling motor and coupled it with a 120 A/H battery. (Should do the job) I've looked at multiple installs with the trolling motor at the side and while it might be easier to clean weeds etc. ...
by Rob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

Have you seen the crap I make?... I'm ALWAYS optimistic.
Fatalistic too... when it comes to my little projects not panning out.
Thats why I don't cut holes in the kayak...
by Rob
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

I took it out on the water, with a 10 Amp fuse. Started it up and... blew the fuse (taking out the power to the fish finder for the duration of the trip.) :@ :rofl: I thought I had better check it out properly... I set the motor up in a bucket to check what Amp's it draws under load... https://gwdk0...
by Rob
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new weapon, a new season.
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: A new weapon, a new season.

Well... I got a way's to go before I catch up with you, unless you count the rods/reels that I've bought for my family, then we would be about even. Age wise, I'm just a Spring chicken in comparison ( 52 ) I had thought I married smart, with my Wee Wifey liking to fish/hunt also, but I feel guilty w...
by Rob
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1496

Re: Paddle recommendations

Hi Mike, Looking at your handiwork, I would put myself as less accomplished than you... my attempts have resulted in serviceable paddle's. Works of art that can be sold for $100's?... No. Ok, given my lack of facilities and tools? Yes Good enough not to be embarrassed... Yes. Room for improvement? A...
by Rob
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PUK Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: PUK Bay

I managed a single gurnard landed, with a second one lost at the surface.

Sweet day! (shame about the fish) I headed in around 2.00pm.

Was that you with the blue? Viking 400 that I talked to on the beach? I had the Purple/red kayak.
by Rob
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sea Sickness Medication
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Sea Sickness Medication

Never thrown up on the kayak.
I've headed in a few times, because I've started feeling queasy.
That is when I've been anchored in choppy seas, bait fishing, for several hours and when nothing was happening with the fish to keep the mind off it.
by Rob
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

Yep, thanks for that. I had thoughts of being able to swap it between the Venus 11 and my Reload. If I did that I would add a few more batteries, in parallel, to increase the Amp-hours/run-time. I might put the ammeter back on and see what it draws, on the water, to get a better idea of what it is u...
by Rob
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

Hi Guy's, We got out to Henley Lake this afternoon... Average speed according to Wee Wifey's garmin watch/thingy (oh sorry...I'm informed it is a Vivoactive HR (Whatever!)) was 5.0 KPH... not bad for something slapped together in my backyard. You don't get to see my daughter beaching herself on an i...
by Rob
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Bilge pump trolling motor (WIP)

Hi Guy's, My 11 year old daughter needed a tow back to shore last time we went out at Henly lake, Masterton. The wind was blowing her Ocean kayak Venus 11 (non ruddered) sideways and she couldn't make enough headway to turn at the same time. I thought that giving the Venus 11 (and daughter) a boost ...
by Rob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: ULTIMATE dropper knot tool!

I thought so, but my R+D division hasn't stopped laughing since I told them about the world wide release of their latest product...
I feel there's something they are not telling me, but I cannot work it out.

Would you like to place an order?
by Rob
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FPV-Power Kayak Battery! Wow!
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: FPV-Power Kayak Battery! Wow!

That gives me an idea...
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives...