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by Marc N
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Orange Sliders
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Orange Sliders

Nice. Will catch fish no doubt. I hope so, when I've been diving, I've often seen, in a mixed size group of Snapper, the larger fellows, will rush in and 'Elbow' the little 'uns out of the way, especially if the bait or food item is larger. So that's why, I've made them larger than the store bought...
by Marc N
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Orange Sliders
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Orange Sliders

After reading so much about Orange Sliders here, I was in The Warehouse the other day and there it was, an Orange Slider! $14, jeez. So I bought one. Because I'm cheaper than cheap, I figured I could make one of these, so I made two. A pair of red rubber gloves and a couple of ball sinkers, and some...
by Marc N
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Just finished my initial set up
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Just finished my initial set up

Well the Kauri Point trip was fun, no fish, but next time I'll take bait, I was bouncing a plastic along the bottom, from B'head wharf to just past Chelsea Sugar Works, but no fish, I had a sabiki rig for mackerel etc on another rod, but again, nothing... Oh well. As I got past Chelsea Sugar Works, ...
by Marc N
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wave Paasion Kayak's
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Wave Paasion Kayak's

Pataua4life wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Many thanks : :y:
No worries :D

A quick note - at ~30 Kg, my Elite 4 is easy to pick up over my head and put on the roof rack.
by Marc N
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Just finished my initial set up
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Just finished my initial set up

Kauri Point Beware the sharks. Have you tried Watchman Island? Can be hot and is only about 4' of water. Easy paddle from Birkenhead wharf or even quicker if you head over the bridge. Thanks I'll see how I go, I've fished Kauri Point, since I was a nipper, some 50 years. Sharks have never bothered ...
by Marc N
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Just finished my initial set up
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Just finished my initial set up

Those cheap as caribiner type clips will not save your rods in a decent turtle. Small SS ones are easily bought from Mitre10 or Burnsco or Smart Marine etc, good idea to leash everything though ( except your gaff) :y: :y: Mr Dedant, you are absolutely correct, I'm off to get stainless now. See phot...
by Marc N
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toasted FF Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Well done!,

I'm only down 2Kg, but I'm not trying too hard. I'm really happy with how much Kayaking I can do before I get tired.

So this time next year, I'll be thin and old, instead of fat and old. :)
by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toasted FF Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Toasted FF Battery

Well I suppose I've used the FishFinder about 3 hrs and the battery is still over 12v

But then it's a Humminbird, older, black and white, non GPS, one.

Maybe the Humminbird is frugal, not having much in the way of sophistication :)
by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Just finished my initial set up
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Just finished my initial set up

Well I've been out almost every day since Xmas, and I couldn't be more happy with my set up, now that I've learnt to take, just two rods and minimal tackle, I'm light enough that 'Valkohai' really skims along with minimal effort from my unfitness. I've been fishless so far, But more due to my gettin...
by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN Sunday Arvo
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: NN Sunday Arvo

DocProfit wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:18 am

Wasn't helped by the 4 jetski'ers charging full throttle around the channel...
I was plagued by these, in the BOP over the break, never a rifle handy, when you need one...
by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toasted FF Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Toasted FF Battery

by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wave Paasion Kayak's
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Wave Paasion Kayak's

Hi everyone Looking to purchase my first yak and was wondering if anyone had any fist hand experience with any of the kayaks from the Wave Passion fleet of models and what sort of feedback would they give? . Many Thanks I got an Elite4 Fish Master Fishing Kayak Package with Trolley, on sale and I c...
by Marc N
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Is 7'9'' too long jak fishing?

Just my humble opinion, I have 9 rods, from a 14 foot surfcaster, to a 5 foot boat rod. In the Kayak I'll use anything up to 10 ft (it's a whippy trout rod).
by Marc N
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Missed it too much.
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Missed it too much.

G'day,

that Kayak looks like it'll do good :y:
by Marc N
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie, me :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Newbie, me :)

dedant wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 pm
Maybe short notice but we have the final club meeting of the year tonight , 7:30 at the Torbay Sailing Club, nibbles, drinks & disscussion, North Shore Kayak Fishing Club.
That's a pity, I missed it, I would have come and joined , maybe next time :o
by Marc N
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie, me :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Newbie, me :)

im the same weight as you, dont seem to have any stability issues in my prowler 4.7 or the viking espri but the espri does sit lower in the water and i feel i dont get very good speed. things are abit wobbly if i havent been kayaking in ages but not as bad as my first time, found that hopping off o...
by Marc N
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie, me :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Newbie, me :)

im the same weight as you, dont seem to have any stability issues in my prowler 4.7 or the viking espri but the espri does sit lower in the water and i feel i dont get very good speed. things are abit wobbly if i havent been kayaking in ages but not as bad as my first time, found that hopping off o...
by Marc N
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie, me :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Newbie, me :)

I've read on the Old Town Predators Facebook group that the industry standard when it comes to max capacity is that you should not go over 75% of it... Dont know if that's just Old Town's excuse, but worth reading up about. Thanks for that info, yes I would imagine that's so. If it turns out the 'y...
by Marc N
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newbie, me :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Newbie, me :)

Seems all good. A little padding under the bum wouldn't go a miss though. Well I finally got to test my 'yak, health had prevented my excursion for a week or two, and as a 1st test, it all went reasonably well. I haven't been in a Canoe or Kayak for 40 odd years, and my set up for this boat, has be...