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by Marc N
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Free to good home Humminbird 535
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Free to good home Humminbird 535

Originally gifted to me by the generous Mr Stinky. Humminbird 535 is surplus to requirements and I'd like to gift it on, to someone who can give it a good home. I don't want to faff around with postage and such, so I offer it, to whom can pick it up, from Birkenhead Auckland. Head unit, transducer, ...
by Marc N
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Australian man's lucky escape after being sent 'flying' into water as shark bites kayak
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Australian man's lucky escape after being sent 'flying' into water as shark bites kayak

A four-metre tiger shark has bitten a kayak, sending a man "flying" into the water off the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Surf Life Saving Queensland said the man was paddling about 1.5 kilometres off the headland at Moffat Beach when the shark knocked him out of his kayak on Thursday morning. "Report...
by Marc N
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: Where to fish Whangarei
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Where to fish Whangarei

When I was a little'n about 5 years old, I remember My Dad catching snapper out of a dinghy at Reo Tahi. Nice little bay from memory, some nice folk up the hill, gave me a puppy.
by Marc N
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yak name decals
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Yak name decals

by Marc N
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

And I see that Lowrance is doing something that looks exactly like QuickDraw now...

Lowrance's Insight Genesis is now known as C-MAP Genesis - seems to require money in the form of a subscription.

And faffing about with memory cards and PCs
by Marc N
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Anyone Familiar With These Kayaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Anyone Familiar With These Kayaks?

https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/kayaks/kayaks/sit-on-top/auction-1827147477.htm This one, the Fishmaster one, is a good one in my opinion, I have the smaller version of this from the Wave Passion people and I am more than happy. WavePassion.co.nz I am not associated with them, just a happy customer.
by Marc N
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

[quote="Marc N" Lastly the transducer :: the Garmin GT52HW-TM looks to be the most desirable, having 1 x traditional, 2 x side scan and 1 x down scan elements, some 7sv units are being sold with the GT20-TM or other, which does not use a dedicated down scan element, but "mashes" the two side scan el...
by Marc N
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Thanks for the advice. :y: Can I ask, what is it about the Lowrances you don't like? Re: The GT52 and the GT51 yes, but as my Kayak is not really an offshore model, I'm not likely to need the extra grunt of the 51 as I'm unlikely to get to fish, in much more than 100~200 feet let alone 500 or 750, 1...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 40
Views: 3336

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Nice choice of FF. I've run 3 or 4 Lowrances, and since then 3 Garmins. Having a lot of time on my hands, I've gone deep deep deep into the research, even watching the Russian youtubery with the sound down, to see some of the comparisons they've been doing. I always found mapping to be quite good, ...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: eKayak - Version 2
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: eKayak - Version 2

Cool, looks like a go-er :)
by Marc N
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Auckland Marathon - Not again!
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Auckland Marathon - Not again!

What annoys me, is that they only need one lane on the bridge, and a cone or two. But they manage to prevent me getting to the city by closing off all manner of roadways, I have to drive from Northcote to Takapuna to get on the motorway and get across the bridge...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Collingwood
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Collingwood

Good fish :y: :y: :y:
by Marc N
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark

Well, 'lucky to be alive' is bit of media hype, but still an interesting tale. A Hawke's Bay pair got the fright of their life when a great white shark began circling and nudging their kayaks at Westshore - abruptly ending their early morning fishing trip. "I heard a big splash behind me and turned ...
by Marc N
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 21/10 Train Station
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: NN 21/10 Train Station

DocProfit wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 pm
This clown came within spitting distance, washing big wake across the yak and shouting "That's what you get for fishing in the channel!"

He literally swerved right over to the red buoys to have a go at me, then turned back into the middle of the channel to continue on.
Flare Gun?
by Marc N
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20 Oct
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: AHB 20 Oct

Curiously the Gurnard, coughed up prawns after it was boated. Actual prawns - about 1/3 the size of the ones you'd buy at the supermarket. I didn't know NZ had prawns, for Gurnard to eat, shrimps yes, but all the shrimps I've ever seen have been ~ 2cm or so, not 5cm . Interesting.
by Marc N
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AHB 20 Oct
Replies: 6
Views: 696

AHB 20 Oct

Sparrows fart, and just to show I haven't got the hang of this yet, as I was launching, I'd just got my legs into the Kayak and was about to paddle out, when I heard a noise behind me, turned to see what it was, and promptly fell out of my Kayak into 3 feet of water in a tangle of rods and leashes. ...
by Marc N
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abrolhos oct 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Abrolhos oct 2018

Wow, cool!
by Marc N
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak fishermen's car parking conundrum.
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Kayak fishermen's car parking conundrum.

Yes I've been thinking about joining the fray at Narrow Neck, once my skill levels are such that I can keep up with the elites... :)
by Marc N
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: FS Old Town Predator XL With Outboard Mount

Father o Many ...

If I had the money, I'd be beating a path to your door. But sadly, I'm working on enough shekels, for a new fish finder.