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by kingiFiddler
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Interesting first trip - surf plus newbie

I think we should all embrace our inner idjit. For example, make a habit of getting dumped out of the 'yak. By that I mean leave the gear on the beach and try a few launches and landings, especially the latter. When the surf is up, take the yak out and try to ride the waves if no surfers and swimmer...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle Shopping Auckland
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Paddle Shopping Auckland

At what point in Overkill to spend on paddles? Price per gain etc? $25 if using Tung oil when boiled linseed oil is just as good or better for the finish and is cheaper. Yes, made from a western red cedar plank built up a laminated to get the required thickness and with kwila tips for protection. O...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery

Heavy, could only just fit it in the old Mk1 Escort, took 20 minutes to assemble, 2 bods to carry to water. Killed the car with all the salt dribbles inside - It was already mostly bog and fibreglass anyway... :lol: Bought a trailer to avoid this, and got the associated hassles with legals and park...
by kingiFiddler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Inflatables like the True Kit Tactician or Discovery

Has it occurred to anyone else that by the time we've got our 'yaks set up, then decided we want to go wider/faster/further in the few windows we have available to actually hit the water, or be more manoeuvrable when fighting fish, so we go buy a motor for it, then a trolley, then put it on a traile...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Testing is still ongoing and my experiences are nowhere near as much as many of you, but I haven't found much difference between braid/mono/fluro in either strike rates of fish or line breakages around structure when fishing from a kayak. I'm surprised. Maybe in Winter they'll be more cautious. Have...
by kingiFiddler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

Schecter wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 am
Hell, maybe later I could upload a video on facetubes to shame their dumbass.
Yes please. Safer communities, together :-)
by kingiFiddler
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Sprats, small trevs, and kahawai of all sizes thus far. SitDown has me thinking I should strip-up the larger kahawai and strayline a speculator out back.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Hornet FF Install
Replies: 5
Views: 4419

Re: Hornet FF Install

Thanks, yeah will go that route and it gives me the option of easily and quickly removing the lot too.
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

Thanks. Good idea. You lost me at baitfishing. :lol: This Summer seems fully booked with livebait (yeah, bait, but hopefully eaten before dead) lessons. No room left for any other fishing types. But will keep that in mind for next year's lessons. Makes sense while they are all excited or come around...
by kingiFiddler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Re: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders

Somewhat related and something I was trying to figure out for my 7sv install, the beam widths and angles at various strengths/frequencies. The attached doc explains it a bit better.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 4569

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

I'm down to one rod. Tried two this morning but it only confirmed I just don't enjoy it as much. Funny how there have been times I used to take three or even four rods and a whole tackle box but I've gone right back to basics. Many trips lately have been with just one lure (a DIY lure that is provin...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Hornet FF Install
Replies: 5
Views: 4419

Re: Hornet FF Install

Thanks for this thread and the photos. 40 minutes? I've spent two days just thinking about it!
Does anyone know if a side-vu/scanning transducer can be tucked up against the bottom of the scupper like this one is and still scan OK without the hull affecting it?
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 3882

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

But it'll also be a charging station for my phone that I constantly forget to charge before hitting the water, so it'll be good to just reach over, un-clip the lid, extract phone, text-in sick, continue fishing.
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 3882

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

Great idea, thanks. Perhaps the seat post clamp for micro readjustments until I settle on the correct position for in-use (I'm a bit unsure how much the position or micro adjustments thereof will influence the side-vu).Then cut and drill and use the clip. I guess still would have a small sticky up b...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 3882

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

Garmin GT52HW-TM t.jpg Being rudderless, I guess it could go on the back but I can't think how to easily raise and lower it to set positions. So, might as well use the transducer scupper thoughtfully moulded into the Hornet. Because I can't weld alu' I was thinking might try PVC cementing some scrap...
by kingiFiddler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Slipperyness?
Replies: 47
Views: 3448

Re: Slipperyness?

Resurrecting this thread, wondering how we go about eliminating the placebo effect? I could swear the yak was more slippery this morning with a few coats of mould release wax. I had great results on surfboards back in the day with this stuff and it seems to have made a difference on the yak. But per...
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Fish Eye view
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: A Fish Eye view

If anyone here has seen RoKKit Kit's youtube channel, he has an inline camera on one of his trolling rigs. He gets some great footage of fish hitting his deadbaits.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClSn_R ... xnrNg4QX3Q
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What the truck just happened x2
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: What the truck just happened x2

Noice one. Or two.
by kingiFiddler
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

Just as well I haven't won lotto and can't afford to go citizen vigilante or I'd be buying drones with speed cameras and taking out adverts everywhere to expose how impotent the 'system' is and the govt/councils role in passively endorsing law breaking and general maritime mayhem. Publicly exposing ...