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by Marc N
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

I promise this will be the last from me on this topic. Yer haff ta larf! So I went fishing yesterday, got two pannies, so dinner tonight will be good. When I plugged in the fish finder and the new Li-ion battery pack, there was a faint 'tst!' sound, from somewhere. No power to the fish finder then. ...
by Marc N
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: The fishing in HB over the last few months

"Also wondering the identification of stripy fish?" As AndrewRawlingson says banded sea perch, or red perch, quite tasty if big enough, spiky. I caught one once that was no word of a lie, 2 cm long, point of the hook got him through the upper lip, I seriously considered, firing up a saltwater aquari...
by Marc N
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Thanks Mac50.

Twospoons, I see, when this one bites the dust, I'll have a go at the 4 x parallel and then in 4 x series config and get a proper Li-ion battery charger.
by Marc N
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

:rofl: :) even when I was slim rugby playing and handsome young man, I was always, 90 Kg plus. I put that down to my Viking bloodlines , dense bones :) Part of this is to minimise environmental waste, as you point out , but also it appeals to me in terms of not wasting money. And lastly, I really di...
by Marc N
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Thanks Mac. I see the technical issues you note, re: the individual cells. Some of the cells I am using are the 'good' ones from the Laptop battery packs I repacked. In the laptop batterie, I found that 2 of the 6 were defunct the other 4 were OK, so I've re-used them. Well, I ran the fishyfinder on...
by Marc N
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Mahia Peninsula Mixed Species Carnage

ffffff... Brilliant!

Here I am faffing about with batteries, I'm going to ditch the wife and get out on the next < 8 knot day. :D
by Marc N
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Thanks Mac - I'm test charging the pack now. It showed 14.7 volts when 1st connected to the fish finder, I ran it on simulator for 3 hours and it got to down to 9 volts. The charger is a dinosaur 12 volt one and the pack seems to be taking a charge, I'm monitoring it so see that it doesn't get hot, ...
by Marc N
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Belay that, I'm an idiot. I put on two pairs of close-up reading glasses and re-examined my soldering work. Underneath one of the connecting wires, on the +ive terminal of one of the cells, a stray piece of solder had melted through the cell's plastic covering and allowed the +ive terminal to be con...
by Marc N
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Thanks Waylander, yes that's what I'm using now, only a 2.5Kg one.

Part of this is I need to know the answer to the resistance for the 18650 cells question, I'm a bit OCDC so the question is bugging me :)

I will be using my current - battery until I solve the 18650 question :)
by Marc N
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: The fishing in HB over the last few months
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: The fishing in HB over the last few months

Great photos, now I'm hungry :)
by Marc N
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Li-ion batteries and electronics question.
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Li-ion batteries and electronics question.

Some of you may remember, when I set up my Kayak, I was after the cheapest possible option for everything. This included buying my Yak, which I find, is just a little low in the water for my 112Kgs. So in an attempt to raise the water line I'm stripping weight from my setup. I remember a question or...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...

Thanks for that, , the specs say:

- Size:430cmL*76cmW*30cmH
- Net Weight: 32Kg
- Max Load: 250kg+

But then, that could be Marketing.

I see elsewhere that 158Kg is max cap.
by Marc N
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm looking at a new 'yak and...
Replies: 7
Views: 738

I'm looking at a new 'yak and...

I wondered anyone here has this model and can answer a question for me. https://www.wavepassion.co.nz/Kayak/Fishing-Kayak/Angler-14Ft-Kayak-Package I got the Fishmaster Elite 4 from these guys and am very happy with it, excepting that I'm 116 Kg now and I find that the 'yak is a little low in the wa...
by Marc N
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club – 22nd September

I was further up the harbour by the bridge and it was a nice start to the day. I hooked and lost a Snapper, about as big as yours, and a large mackerel which I kept. I just ate that, grilled with Kikkoman sauce and salt, yum. I kept going until about 10, a few bites and near hookups and then the win...
by Marc N
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Do fish react to fish finders?

I've sight dropped a lure directly onto a 10kg Snap under my yak in 2m of water, in the "wild" far north with no issues, sounder banging away. Elasmobranchs however... I've seen a bay of Eagle Rays scatter as I glided (glid?) in quietly with the sounder running. Well your experience wi the the 10Kg...
by Marc N
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Do fish react to fish finders?

I'd never given it much thought, but now I'm curious. Here's 3 links to pertinent information. https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/sports-columns/in-the-outdoors/anglers-weigh-debate-on-noise-fish-finders-make/ http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?topic=3116.0 https://www.ifish.net/board/sho...
by Marc N
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Life
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Wild Life

You may remember the Leopard Seal that sometimes frequents Auckland Harbour and other Leopard Seals elsewhere.

There don't appear to have been any attacks on humans, but I saw this photo and was reminded that these are very large predators.

And should be avoided, no petting.

Leopard-Seal.jpg
by Marc N
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2932

Re: FF/GPS Combos

lespresso -

wot you said.

And the Garmin "QuickDraw".... has the online Active Captain app and website, so you can download all the maps made and shared by others, useful if you're going somewhere, you've not seen, before. Surprising the amount of shared info around.
by Marc N
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2932

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Just my 10¢ worth :: If I get out soon, I am gonna have to re-learn it, but I have to say, I am very happy, with my - Garmin STRIKER™ Plus 7sv https://buy.garmin.com/en-NZ/NZ/p/592111 I remember getting, instant buyer's remorse, shortly after I bought it, when I saw it on special for ~$700. But I'm ...
by Marc N
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Fishing with Ferry's
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Fun Fishing with Ferry's

This jackass cut in between me and the Rough Rock buoy (about 20m). I'm going to contact Fuller's and see if they actually train their captains or just pull hobo's off the street. :headbang: The chap I knew who was a Fuller's Ferry Captain and a good bloke, left, and started work on the Barges, bec...