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by TBreezy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Rips
Replies: 1
Views: 480

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: 701

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: 701

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: 701

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: 510

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: 510

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: 510

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: 529

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...
by TBreezy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Kayak Rudder Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Kayak Rudder Spring

Looking for one of these but can't find anything online. Only complete rudder kits. Maybe someone has one or has had to get one at some point? Or has even had to make one?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers.
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by TBreezy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Skutes
Replies: 24
Views: 3576

Re: Skutes

Pretty cool man. I just did a trip up north with some mates, one of whom caught his PB on the Saturday morning, then topped that on the Sunday morning both on Skutes he'd tied himself. He was kind enough to tie one for me a few months back but I lost it after 3 casts haha. Looking forward to seeing ...
by TBreezy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: winter kayak fishing

Hey mate. Winter fishing is awesome. It's not too hot and there's usually less boat traffic. My biggest reservation with a wetsuit is the ability to piss. Unless you're cool with pissing your pants, which admittedly would be nice and warm in this situation, a wetsuit is a bit of a hassle. Personally...
by TBreezy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

Re: Deep diving lures

DocProfit wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 am
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/owner-dh-41-double-hooks 2/0 was the smallest, I'd like a little smaller to be honest but the seem to work well.

Caught the JD on a coconut ice zman - they seem to like the pink.
Cheers!
by TBreezy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

Re: Deep diving lures

4 Decent snaps and a JD. I couldn't see more than 3m in front of me from 6am till 10am the fog was that bad. So I kept close in to the cliffs and just trolled around. If you didn't have a fish finder with GPS charts, you'd be lost in seconds. I literally had to stare at the screen and keep the litt...
by TBreezy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Whangamata 21/04

Bloody nice snapper that, well done. I'm actually heading to Whangamata next weekend and will be taking the yak with me for a dawn mish hopefully. Can you recommend best spot to launch from? Cheers! Was a good fight. I'd say along the back beach somewhere in the middle. It's most sheltered from the...
by TBreezy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Fishy Fingers soap
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: Fishy Fingers soap

Someone gave me a bar of that stuff for Christmas one year.

+1 is awesome.
by TBreezy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Whangamata 21/04

Thanks dude!
by TBreezy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangamata 21/04
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Whangamata 21/04

Another family trip to Whangamata, another dawnie beach launch. Paddled out in almost darkness and headed to my usual area. A mate had given me some skutes he’d tied so I had one of those on a the “heavy” setup (10lb) and a paddle tail on the light. Mostly fishing around reef in about 5-8m so even t...
by TBreezy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Easter at Tiro
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Easter at Tiro

Nice one. +1 for the New Penny curly.
by TBreezy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrowneck Annual Kahawai Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Narrowneck Annual Kahawai Classic

Nice job and congratulations on the promotion.
by TBreezy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club 19th April

Dude, that’s a decent paddle. Well done on the fish. I’ve paddled from St Heliers to Rangi Channel and back before, it’s a commitment. A guy called Destin on here does it too. Mate, you gotta take snacks and water! Or cut up some sashimi! Cool that you got to give the new gear a good test, though an...