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by TBreezy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whangamata on a yak
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Whangamata on a yak

Best bet this time of year is at night or really early morning just before dawn. Not far off the beach there are a few hanging around or in the estuary but they seem to disappear when the sun comes up. There's way too much water activity (boats, swimmers, jet skis etc) and I've found the fishing is ...
by TBreezy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: 18-19/01 Motuora Island Overnighter

Can't wait to do one of those. Cool report and awesome you saw a kiwi!
by TBreezy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: FF battery always flat?

So I ended up getting this SLA charger: https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/car-battery-chargers/powertech-sealed-lead-acid-battery-charger-12v-1000ma?gclid=Cj0KCQiAuefvBRDXARIsAFEOQ9ElkLgex0q54DTTAgbsdBK8Tg5JaeG7yjFzSqeNJaCwmwvrGWJk0vkaArh8EALw_wcB It has protection from overcharging (float charge I thi...
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: FF battery always flat?

You can leave batteries "charging" continuously on a CTEK when the battery is not in use. It will only charge the battery when required. Takes a lot of the guesswork out of SLA management. Yeah that’s the go I reckon. Cheers for your help lads, I’ve got a new SLA for the time being and will maybe s...
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: FF battery always flat?

Bit of bedtime reading :) https://www.powerstream.com/SLA.htm I get my batts free every two years with only light duty cycling during their life in an industrial UPS. Slap two 9Ah's together with a blob of Epiglue and a couple of leads and I have all the juice I need for a solid days fishing withou...
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: FF battery always flat?

This is the sort of thing you're looking for, most electronic stores should have them, about $25 from memory. 221.JPG Awesome, thanks for your help. What makes these chargers favourable over the other ones? Was looking at lithium batteries as an upgrade but just want something to get me through the...
by TBreezy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: FF battery always flat?

Had no idea there was a "proper" SLA charger. I'm using this: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-compact-battery-charger_p00213750 It has croc clips. Would something like this be more suitable? (prevents overcharging): https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-12v-4-amp-continuous-battery-charger_p00101084 So,...
by TBreezy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF battery always flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

FF battery always flat?

Hey yo. I’m after some advice, maybe someone who knows the ins and outs of electronics can help. I power my FF with your standard sealed lead acid battery, I’m sure you know the ones. My FF is a Lowrance hook 4. I bought a voltmeter to check the voltage on my batteries before trips, because I am fin...
by TBreezy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leigh
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Leigh

Thanks mate.

Haha, yes also a great way to spend a Sunday. Second on my list.
by TBreezy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Tips for beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Tips for beginner

Hey mate. Welcome. Considering no experience, it would pay to spend a day somewhere calm, sheltered with minimal current getting used to being in a kayak. Tipping yourself out and getting back in etc. Brush up on a bit of safety, it's #1. Perhaps go to a club meetup somewhere near Waihi or Tauranga ...
by TBreezy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leigh
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Leigh

E Coli Bay on the North Shore sent me north a bit up to Leigh. Launched just as the sun was rising with a ton of other yakkers but headed right instead of left. I suck at catching live baits but managed a squid on the sabiki (wtf) so popped him on a hook and send him back down. Not 5 mins later somt...
by TBreezy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Haha, yes, welcome back.

Nicely done.
by TBreezy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Rips
Replies: 1
Views: 1640

Re: Rips

Just about anything can be a danger. Strong current can be a danger, especially when anchored - not that you'd anchor in a rip, but if you got caught side-on in there, it could be problematic. The thing though, is that if there's enough surf cranking for there to be a rip, then you'd have to be pret...
by TBreezy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Simple Sounder Install

Thanks mate. Seems to work pretty well :)
by TBreezy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Simple Sounder Install

The battery box is something I came up with on the last install. I use a Sistema lunch box to house the battery, which is also inside a zipped-up carry bag complete with fuse. This way the terminals are really well protected and the whole thing is protected from any water that may come in. I drilled...
by TBreezy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple Sounder Install
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Simple Sounder Install

Swapping the sounder from one kayak to another gave me the opportunity to simplify it, work out some annoying kinks and basically do a better job of it. I know there's a ton of info about this on here already but there's a couple of things that could help others wanting to do a simple, cheap, thru-h...
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Transducer Silicone Removal

That's cool, I might give that a go if it's a bit tough. Cheers!
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Transducer Silicone Removal

Awesome, thanks mate!
by TBreezy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Transducer Silicone Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Transducer Silicone Removal

Before I completely butcher this process, has anyone removed a transducer from the inside of their hull? One that has been installed with silicone? I bought some silicone remover and a scraper, but am not sure if the remover will mess with (melt?) the plastic. The plan is to remove it from one kayak...
by TBreezy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Kayak Rudder Spring

Thanks for your replies, everyone. And HLD for offering to make me one. I did a bit more digging and found a youtube clip by a store in AU. Managed to get in touch with them and they are sending me one. Mac - I did consider rigging up a bungee thing but thought I would explore this option a bit more...