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by kingiFiddler
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Paddles

Up here, I wouldn't piss on BBS if they were on fire. I've bought Western Red Cedar from Timspec Ltd (Auckland, Carterton, Christchurch) The Carterton crew have always pulled out good blanks for me... I've let them know what I want it for. Thanks. The WRC I have used in the past also came from Auck...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Paddles

Up here, I wouldn't piss on BBS if they were on fire.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

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 kingiFiddler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Paddles

Badfisherman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:15 pm
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
by kingiFiddler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Paddles

Got a 2-pce aluminium as a spare and a DIY cedar greenland (sort of) style one. Never say never but it would have to be a special paddle for me to give up on a self-made wooden one. I wonder what a carbon fibre greenland style paddle would be like. Maybe too stiff?
by kingiFiddler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

So, as it's basically a water version of a mobility scooter the old, disabled or infirm use, it makes no difference. Or perhaps we need to handicap the able-bodied categories to even the playing field a little more, so that those using a bixpy aren't left feeling singled out or discriminated against...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Naah mate....putting a Bixpy on a Stealth would be akin to putting roof racks, a tow hitch, a purple dashboard cover and a pair of dangling mirror dice on a Ferrari....some things are just not done...period :D :D :D I'd wager someone, somewhere has tried and/or is doing it and too afraid to come ou...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

And yeh the Stealth is amazing if your choice is to have a yak which is fantastic to simply paddle But have you tried a Bixpy on your Stealth? Has anyone? I mean, given how slippery the Stealths are already, imagine how wide you could get with a Bixpy on it? Not to mention punching into a headwind ...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

This thread should be relabelled Controversy Corner! :) ;) Is an inflatable like a True-Kit or Takacat a kayak or boat when it's powered by electrickery? I mean, they weight about the same, go on the roof racks or in the boot/tray just like a kayak, there are inflatable kayaks, they have oars if ne...
by kingiFiddler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

A few comps/tournaments should put GPS trackers on each entrant. they could see what range, any outliers, see if any correlation between comp success and craft used. Might put an end to the 'discussion' once and for all. May find average range of human (H) powered (haha :-) )not much more than E pow...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

#triggered
:-)
by kingiFiddler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Same here. Human powered or have a separate class/comp for motor powered craft. But then where do ya draw the line? I mean not all human powered kayaks are created equal either. Maybe some sort of handicap system.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stealth 525 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Stealth 525 for sale

Worth every cent of $3,200 for essentially a brand new 525 with an awesome carbon fibre paddle. Would be a shame to use it for anchoring up and burlying though as its designed to for trolling for kings and/or getting you to those further away spots with minimal paddle effort.........a lot cheaper t...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Yeah inner water is as dense as outer water but when you are trying to get your arse above the waterline (back into the yak) into thin air, surely that inner water is more weight (than air) than necessary, making it harder to get back in? Fine if it stays in lower legs area that is neither here nor ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?

Have you ditched the Stealth for a Hobie, or was the kayak make always saying that? If you did, can I ask why? I have only heard good things about Stealth so keen to learn. Yeah, had to sell the Stealth after falling from a ladder and needing surgery to pay off some of my gst bill. Been using a bor...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?

Cheers for that info. I'd be blocking off the tip and dipping it in a small tub of resin so I could sand the resulting resin block into a seamless cowl (not sure if that's the correct word) that the hooks couldn't possibly catch on as they enter the rod tip. Heck, someone with a 3D printer might be ...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stealth 525 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Stealth 525 for sale

Am so glad I don't have the $ right now or I'd be very keen. That said, spending that sort of $ would mean I'd be on a forced diet for quite some time afterwards, meaning I'd shed enough weight for my hobbit self to be better suited to the 475 anyway. :-)
by kingiFiddler
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?

Have you ditched the Stealth for a Hobie, or was the kayak make always saying that? If you did, can I ask why? I have only heard good things about Stealth so keen to learn.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1620

Re: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?

Just a quick bump to note they have those sunnies on sale today. They work well, am happy with them.
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/aropec-p ... sunglasses
by kingiFiddler
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Anyone got a dedicated sabiki rod (hollow core for the line/hooks)?

Yeah, then heat and bell out a bit of pvc pipe to provide the curved tip? Then drill and smooth a hole at the other end for the line from the reel. Then fit an old rod end to the other end so to connect a reel. I dunno mate. Seems like a heap of tinkering for a setup that doesn't get much use. Worth...