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by lespresso
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

fwiw, i have a navionics card but if it fails or goes missing for some reason it will not be replaced why? autochart live in the case of humminbird (fill in other marketing name for your favourite brand) leaves navionics charts for dead and if i had to chose i would choose it before SI or DI or any ...
by lespresso
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

copied & paste from page 39 of the Helix 7 G2 manual here: http://humminbird.com.au/wp-content/themes/humminbird/media/support/helix/G1N/HELIX_G2-G2N_Manual.pdf Change the Side Imaging Orientation (CHIRP MEGA SI models only) Use SI Orientation to switch how the Side Imaging beams are displayed in th...
by lespresso
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

my understanding is any brand of sounder that offers side imaging will need to offer the reverse transducer mount option in the software, otherwise you get the left side sounding appearing on the right hand side of the screen and vice-versa if the transducer is reverse mounted (for a traditional tra...
by lespresso
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

hi sitdown the bit you are trying to identify comes from here: https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/transducer-brackets/ocean-kayak-transducer-boot-kit?gclid=CjwKCAjw-7LrBRB6EiwAhh1yXxPfNBsWnlf32qzvQDBoD-Ut1uJF_CCZFc4nHdn9ZM8HNOyEImHz9BoCYDgQAvD_BwE there is a lowarance equivalent here: https://www.marine...
by lespresso
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

good stuff hld. always nice getting a new piece of kit.
by lespresso
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

this is all you need i think - yell if you need more
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congrats on the Helix 7 purchase HLD - which model did you go for?
by lespresso
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

i think you need to know how my transducer looked when it was supplied from humminbird; with a conventional transom mount bracket for a powerboat (NB: the cable on my transducer comes up vertically/right angles from the top of the transducer - it is not at the shallower angle shown in the image belo...
by lespresso
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

did you know that the full sized wheeleez fit in the forward hatch of a reload?
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by lespresso
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

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this is the same design that i used with the same transducer on my previous kayak, but i had a slightly larger made for the reload
by lespresso
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

i had a bit of stainless sheet welded to some 5mm threaded rod

if you want me to remove the transducer and take images of that i can fairly easily
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by lespresso
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: FF/GPS Combos

i know everyone has a bad news story about every brand of sounder in the market while it has some quirks and the software interface is a bit 'paint by numbers', i would encourage you to look at any of the Mega+ imaging humminbird units i have owned a 5", two 7", and now a 10" helix all with side ima...
by lespresso
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Logistics kayaking Stewart Island
Replies: 3
Views: 722

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: 1291

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: 2938

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: 2204

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: 2204

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: 1397

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: 2431

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: 1531

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: 1531

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...