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by lespresso
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Logistics kayaking Stewart Island
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Logistics kayaking Stewart Island

Are you saying you don’t want to take the high speed cat over there?

If it were me I would ask them if you are allowed to bring your kayak onboard - I can’t see why not

Stewart Island is incredible, although I haven’t kayaked there. Go.
by lespresso
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Auckland Boat Show 2019 - WildCat 3.1 - The next step up from a kayak?
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Auckland Boat Show 2019 - WildCat 3.1 - The next step up from a kayak?

just back from the auckland boat show. i felt sorry for the people on the stands as it was fairly quiet, but it made it easy to move around and was a fairly pleasant experience not having to elbow through crowds the very first stand inside the ticket booth was this guy: https://www.wildcatboats.co.n...
by lespresso
Wed May 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Paddle pants

im very happy with these, although they are now selling a new improved version it seems:

https://slhobie.com.au/gear/kayak-acces ... hing-pants
by lespresso
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

a 60g squid wings will get down to the depths you want to get to, they are effective and easier to tow

you'll have to play around with your speed and depth to establish how deep they are running
by lespresso
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

i have caught snapper on these trolling behind a kayak in close in auckland and they float which can be useful if you see the depth suddenly reduce (stop paddling and up pops your lure) although they only rated to run at 6 metres deep - you can feel it hitting the bottom at 6-6.5M so i would suggest...
by lespresso
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS. Ocean kayak tridant 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: FS. Ocean kayak tridant 15

Probably the fastest PE kayak on the market The marketing kids might call it 15’ but it measures close enough to 16’ and it’s relatively narrow at 72cm Unlike many kayaks its relative performance improves as the conditions get lumpy You can also fit the full size wheeleez in the front hatch Pity the...
by lespresso
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading kayak on car...
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: Loading kayak on car...

the rest of us manage just fine following the directions of mr tapp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3-qXk89HVc

for me one of the prime benefits of having a kayak is not having to own store permit maintain park secure a trailer

you might as well get a proper boat once you commit to a trailer
by lespresso
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Boating Question

The outboard will have to change, not the boat

Some small outboards (evinrude I think is one) allow for conversion to long/extra long shaft very easily

Ask your outboard supplier, or it may be detailed in the owner’s manual
by lespresso
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Boating Question

If you’ve got the boat on the trailer and the motor mounted on the transom stand to one side of the outboard then eyeball the bottom of the keel and look aft: the anti-cavitation plate on the outboard should be at the same height as the keel. If it is you have the correct shaft length on your outboa...
by lespresso
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Anyone Familiar With These Kayaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: Anyone Familiar With These Kayaks?

the kayak in the first link you provide looks fine. id pass on the second one. to be able to sell it for this price i am guessing it will be made in the far East, having drawn considerable inspiration from a well known NZ/American brand(s) looking at the hull shape in the pictures disregard people w...
by lespresso
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Braid snapping

12lb Tasline is a good 8 carrier braid that is tested to break at 20lb and you can support NZ manufacturing at the same time

No dye or coatings on it either.
by lespresso
Sun May 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Waterproof kayak pants with socks attached?
Replies: 20
Views: 6259

Re: Waterproof kayak pants with socks attached?

still going strong, thanks to andrew for the suggestion. durable, comfortable, reasonably priced. i dont know of anything better.
by lespresso
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Whats a good Jig Head size
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Whats a good Jig Head size

Given where you are fishing, in my view 3/0 is the largest jig size hook you want and 2/0 and 1/0 are more suitable at times, e.g. Winter
by lespresso
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Whats a good Jig Head size
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Whats a good Jig Head size

3/8oz & 1/4oz 6" tails might be slightly large for the area 15 or 20lb fluoro trace and finding a braid that plays nicely is always fun ps - if you think the trace recommendation is a bit light, it is a matter of luck; if a decent snapper's teeth come down square on 50lb they will crush it like a 10...
by lespresso
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Line availability
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Line availability

https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/fishing- ... hing-braid" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

is there nothing that meets your needs here?
by lespresso
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7748

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

IMG_0761.JPG the full size wheeleez are the only way to go across the soft stuff, and i dont regret buying them however, i tend to drag my kayak into the water until it is floating and them unstrap the wheeleez, pull them out from under the yak, and then open the spring pins on each end to remove t...
by lespresso
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7748

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

ah, nice. what was wrong with the seat it comes supplied with? - i took the 15.5 for a paddle and thought the seat was very good

sorry, i think i have misunderstood. you are simply saying you bought it off mental.
by lespresso
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7748

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

hi dedant

what did you end up getting?

kind regards

reiss.
by lespresso
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7748

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

a nice day out today; had 2 hours before school pickup

a 65cm and two 40cm jobs
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by lespresso
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7748

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

if you have given up kayak fishing because you found sitting on the deck for any period of time too uncomfortable, or you are about to give it up for this reason, i encourage you in the strongest terms to at least try a kayak with a suspended seat - i think it will keep you in the sport, or get you ...