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by TBreezy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddles
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Paddles

Aluminium also gets freezing cold on those winter mornings. Carbon does not 8)
by TBreezy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lure storage
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Lure storage

I have one lunch-box sized sistema box with packets of SP's and lures inside. I also store two small sistema containers inside the same box - one with jigheads and the other with a selection of metal jigs and lures. I haven't had any issues with water getting in because it's never submerged. I usual...
by TBreezy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Your only advantage against others is your ability to catch fish. It doesn't matter what gear you have. If it hasn't happened already, I would love to see a comp where some legend shows up with a piece of shit kayak that most people here would laugh at, a bunch of "outdated" fishing gear, and just s...
by TBreezy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Doubling over braid??
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Doubling over braid??

I've never doubled over the braid, but I only ever use an FG knot to join braid to fluoro and it seems unnecessary to double the braid over. I don't think the knot would work as well if you did, anyway. And no, an FG knot is not difficult to tie on the yak.
by TBreezy
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:46 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)?

I bought one of these about a year ago. It looks the same just branded differently. I think if you had the capacity to store a ton of rods and did a heap of live-baiting it would be worth it. It wasn't really nice to use, but it did the job. Sometimes the sabikis catch on the end and it's a c*$t to ...
by TBreezy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Rusty Hooks
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Rusty Hooks

I think the truth is that if anything moves in front of a snapper's nose and it's in the mood, it will have a go at it. The trick is to get the lure in front of their nose This is it. And if they're in an especially co-operative mood, sometimes they will swim over to get it. You need to rinse your ...
by TBreezy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Spot Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Fishing Spot Recommendation

I don't fish the area myself, but there are a number of people that hit up the mussel farms near Kaiaua. I reckon you'd find a few places to find fish with a bit of a hunt around. Good luck.
by TBreezy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 45
Views: 1211

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Do Stealth users not mount their FF on the hatch cover or am I the only one who sees that as a problem? I can only go off what I see on youtube where the FF is mounted on the hatch cover and it looks like the FF gets knocked around when the hatch is opened. I switched the hatch direction to open to...
by TBreezy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

For those of you that wear a wetsuit on your kayak, do you just like, piss into your wetsuit? I wore a wetsuit on my kayak once and just wasn't into it because of this. Hi Breezy - I bought a wetsuit from NZSailing.com in Silverdale that comes standard with a front 'exhaust pipe' which allows me to...
by TBreezy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

For those of you that wear a wetsuit on your kayak, do you just like, piss into your wetsuit? I wore a wetsuit on my kayak once and just wasn't into it because of this.
by TBreezy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1506

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Mate, glad to hear you are ok! Some pals of mine had dramas anchoring not far from there and had to call coastguard. Some big lessons eh? I’ve heard somewhere that a good idea for hauling anchor is to have some kind of cleat or... thing near the front of your yak that you can put the anchor rope aro...
by TBreezy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 45
Views: 1211

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

Pretty keen. Currently paddling a pig and I like the idea of better speed and minimal accessories. Before they announced these I was looking at a reload but I think the stealth is a way better design. Even just the livebait tank part. Don't trust myself with fibreglass but these look the business. W...
by TBreezy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Night Fishing from yak...
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Night Fishing from yak...

:y: Cool, will give you a yell next time I go out. You should definitely have a go in the meantime though. You might find a cool spot
by TBreezy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Night Fishing from yak...
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Night Fishing from yak...

TBreezy wheres the location you do that A few different places - mostly Auckland in the Waitematā but you could do this in any harbour, really. Just find somewhere there is food. Crabs, shellfish, mangroves etc. Most of the time the fish aren't huge, but I usually come away with a feed. Have also d...
by TBreezy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Night Fishing from yak...
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Night Fishing from yak...

I do heaps of night fishing in shallow harbour spots that wouldn't normally produce during the day. I think the same safety precautions apply - be visible, have communication and know how to get back. It's definitely nicer than in the heat of the day at this time of year and you don't have to go ver...
by TBreezy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Mounting Accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Mounting Accessories

That's awesome. Nice job!
by TBreezy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whangamata on a yak
Replies: 3
Views: 812

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: 1190

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: 2667

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: 2667

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...