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by Marc N
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 89
Views: 3251

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

Auckland ports, have been having issues, entirely unrelated to covid and much more in the flavour of, 'modernisation' gone wrong. Yeah but it doesn't add up to nearly three months of delays for those who ordered their Stealth kayaks and have yet to receive them. If it's coming on a ship - Yes it do...
by Marc N
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 89
Views: 3251

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

Auckland ports, have been having issues, entirely unrelated to covid and much more in the flavour of, 'modernisation' gone wrong.
by Marc N
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost a Kayaker?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Lost a Kayaker?

Any one? Wellington police put out a message, asking if anyone recognised this kayak found floating about 3.30pm in Tarakena Bay on Wellington's south coast. https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/4/y/q/h/k/i/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.1240x700.4yqhkk.png/1610872161314.jpg?f...
by Marc N
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Akl harbour 12/1/20
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Akl harbour 12/1/20

Yes I have been considering it, I initially went for a raised seat in my first kayak, because of the prospect of sitting in a puddle, for extended periods when out all day. I've only used this new kayak and seat, 6 or 7 times and I'll give it another 6 months, but then winter will be here and I'll b...
by Marc N
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Akl harbour 12/1/20
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Akl harbour 12/1/20

Well it's been a while and I've lowered the seat 7cm in my 'yak to make it less tippy with a lower centre of gravity. I spent a month tiki touring around the Southern Island, sans Kayak. But I did get two Eels and a Stoat. So not having been on the water for a while, it was interesting to take a tri...
by Marc N
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 37
Views: 973

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

kingiFiddler wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:15 pmThere used to be that individually foil-wrapped wrigley's chewing gum.
That's the one :)
by Marc N
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again
Replies: 37
Views: 973

Re: <$40 Shimano Eclipse rod does the bidness again

kingiFiddler wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:56 pmor almost exclusively lately it's a DIY bic pen lure:
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Thanks for that, you brought back memories of Kahawai on a chewing gum wrapper, tied to a hook :y: :beer:
by Marc N
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 2053

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

I speak as a Grumpy old codger: This forum is a valuable resource and it's like the local pub, with people of all sorts popping in, to share and so. These things never make money and are usually a labour of love, for those that hold the keys. I know, I am involved in two other forums (nothing to do ...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 2053

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Sad news :(
by Marc N
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great white, not a 'yak but surfboard at Pauanui !
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Great white, not a 'yak but surfboard at Pauanui !

https://www.9news.com.au/national/shark-close-encounter-fisherman-films-giant-great-white-off-nsw-coast/2c11cf30-c39f-434f-80bd-6df0fba681b3 Fisherman films close encounter with great white shark Oooh, that's a big 'un. And young Matthew and his friend, clearly enjoying being on camera and getting s...
by Marc N
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishing Checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Kayak fishing Checklist

I drove down to Maketu on Monday with my Yak on the roof and all the gear I own in the car.

Monday and Tuesday, wind and rain. Wednesday as perfect but family commitments meant, no launch.

I got back to Auckland on Wednesday night and there, waiting in the corner of the room, was the Paddle.
by Marc N
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 2106

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Q:

how heavy is a bixby and battery?

supplementary Q:

would a flooded kayak sink with a bixby and battery attached?
by Marc N
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish finder recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Fish finder recommendations

I'm very happy with my Garmin Striker 7sv Plus. Notes :: if you buy this make sure it's the "Striker' and "SV" and "Plus" you are buying, previous models with very similar names, are lacking in whizzos. On the plus side, it always works, 'side view' is a charm, and with tink...
by Marc N
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cheapest good polarised sunnies - got any good sources please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

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

As someone who needs glasses, and because I'm cheap, I have 2 pairs of plastic glasses from the $2 shop, one for near and one for far. I use these polarised shade clip ons from eBay. note* I use brown ones for fishing, the grey ones for driving and the yellow ones, are surprisingly effective in low ...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

When you mentioned your clothing. A little while ago, I purchased breathable wet weather jacket & bib pants from Silverdale, bloody good stuff https://www.nzsailing.com/your-watersport/kayaking-fishing Thanks to SitDown for putting me onto NZSailing and yachting gear. I'd never considered yacht...
by Marc N
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

I shoulda mentioned, the bulge at the front, conceals this gubbins...

One of the key points in favour of the purchase, was that the "chute" was of sufficient size, to accommodate, one...


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by Marc N
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Well I've finally got me self sorted re: the 'falling out of the kayak' clothing. I got a Long John and Boots from https://www.nzsailing.com - see images below. Until the water gets warmer, I'll be wearing these, along with a canvas shirt, some very thin nylon pants (to keep the fish blood off the w...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Or a wetsuit that's dry for 364 days of the year and wet once a year due to clumsiness. :)