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by aussie_yakker
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Online Fishing Competition - Sponsored by K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei
Topic: November 2010 Winner - Sponsors > K-Lab & Berkley
Replies: 14
Views: 2463

Re: November 2010 Winner - Sponsors > K-Lab & Berkley

Well done Wktoyakka and Celebre, excellent fish and effort to catch the fish. A lot of votes this month, big fish bring big crowds :lol: hell even the ugly little stargazer nailed a couple of votes, thanks guys, will be keeping the next one for the table based on advice given :y:
by aussie_yakker
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Snapped rod and reel playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Snapped rod and reel playing up

Hey sk8e8, if you are looking for a new baitcast rod, I have a Shinano Backbone Elite one piece that has only been out once that I could let go for a reasonable price, reel included. I found I was two much of a gumby to operate the baitcast reel so never used it again. If you are interested PM me an...
by aussie_yakker
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Rod Building
Replies: 15
Views: 2559

Re: Rod Building

Hey hampster, I had the same idea and constructed a workbench for wrapping guides from plans found on the net. I have repaired a couple of eyes, not that pretty but getting better. I brought a heap of thread and parts from these guys - http://www.mudhole.com/ - in the US of A and they seem pretty ea...
by aussie_yakker
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What time piece adorns your wrist?
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

Re: What time piece adorns your wrist?

I used to wear a G-Shock but have not done so for at least the last five years, it is now part of the kids toys ;) I think we surrounded by the ability to tell in almost everything we do and everywhere we go that the last thing I want to think about when I get a chance to go fishing is what the time...
by aussie_yakker
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Online Fishing Competition - Sponsored by K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei
Topic: November 2010 Winner - Sponsors > K-Lab & Berkley
Replies: 14
Views: 2463

Re: November 2010 Winner - Sponsors > K-Lab & Berkley

Awesome number of entries this month and some good fish to give just one vote to. Hopefully this is a sign of a great summers fishing ahead 8)
by aussie_yakker
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Viking Kayaks Profish 400 - Updated
Replies: 130
Views: 11162

Re: New Viking Profish 400

Looks good :y: just out of interest what is the size of the standard profish?
by aussie_yakker
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Chilly bin ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2221

Re: Which Chilly bin ?

I have the 150ltr Icey-Teks and can vouch for the awesomeness. Use it on 5 day camping trips with family and works a treat and keeps ice for that period. Got mine for half price from a bait and tackle shop as the guy only used ity over xmas to store surplus bait. Love it.
by aussie_yakker
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Advice for FF install needed - Viking Profish
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: Advice for FF install needed.

Hey Ants, the rate you painters charge to paint a house you should be able to afford one of those nice side imaging units like Mentals got, would fit right in there no hassles ;)
by aussie_yakker
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Online Fishing Competition - Sponsored by K-Labs and Top Catch Whangarei
Topic: November '10 Competition - Sponsor > K-Labs and Berkley
Replies: 32
Views: 4582

Re: November '10 Competition - Sponsor > K-Labs and Berkley

Name / Username of Angler: aussie_yakker Fish Type: ??? Any you guys have a clue ??? Length: 300mm approx, not that keen to get too close to measure :?: Date/Time of Capture: 26/11/10 @ 5pm Location of Capture: Out from Sandy Bay, Waiheke Island Type of Lure/Bait used: Lime Tiger 5inch Comments: Thi...
by aussie_yakker
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder convertion kit
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Fish Finder convertion kit

Hi there Krej88. I have just upgraded from that same FF to a Garmin 400C and I could give you the transducer from that unit if you are missing one. It was the portable one but the problem I had was corrosion killing the battery compartment so I changed the rig to run on a 12v 7ah battery. I think I ...
by aussie_yakker
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Internal transducer mounting
Replies: 18
Views: 4165

Re: Internal transducer mounting

Hey Limitless, thanks for all that info :y: part of the reason why I love this forum. I will be leaving the transducer where she is at the moment and spend some time fishing and understanding the sign. Have only used the unit 4 times between warranty issues, so a lot to learn and what to look for. T...
by aussie_yakker
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3

Thanks for feedback Mental. I think instead of trying to re-invent the wheel :^) I might just focus on enjoying fishing for a while ;)
by aussie_yakker
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Internal transducer mounting
Replies: 18
Views: 4165

Re: Internal transducer mounting

Awesome report Stephen, thanks for that :y: It does make one think. I have just finished a bracket for the back of my F&D to mount the transducer for my Garmin externally which, after testing this weekend, I was very happy with the readings. I am now concerned that rear mounted transducers distort t...
by aussie_yakker
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3

Well had the first sea trial on the weekend at the Coro meetup and after finding out the battery was stuffed and Mental coming to my rescue with a couple of spares he had, the bracket worked a treat and seem to do it job well. The one issue I found and not sure if is an issue or is the same for ever...
by aussie_yakker
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weighing fish
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Weighing fish

I have a Berkley landing net which has scales inside the handle. I am hoping the springs get a bit looser, might managed to catch a fish bigger than 10 pounds :lol: In all seriousness though, I have had them for around 18 months and they still seem quite solid, I just give then a good rinse and hit ...
by aussie_yakker
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3

Now you tell me, after I just drilled 4 holes :lol: Yeah that might do it. My second attempt at external mounting of the transducer followed the contour of the yak down below the water line, but the only problem I encountered in this process was when dragging it back on the beach the transducer drag...
by aussie_yakker
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Tranducer mounting on F&D - Take 3

Thanks Mental. Yeah I am keen to try it out, have not had the FF for over 6 weeks now, less then 24 hours to go and she will be in the water.
by aussie_yakker
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel meet up
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Coromandel meet up

Hey if you guys now of a secret fishing spot, spill the beans ;) I've never fished that part of the country so any good leads grately appreciated.
by aussie_yakker
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Way Up?
Replies: 33
Views: 1834

Re: Which Way Up?

I have travelled with mine both ways over the last 4 years and I have not found any difference, apart from loading it. When I had a van, it was easier to load the right way up as I just pushed it up on the roof racks, stroped down tight and no movement or damaged and this included trips between Waih...
by aussie_yakker
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coromandel meet up
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Coromandel meet up

Yeah I am mad keen. Depending on what I can get nailed at work tomorrow I will be off the island on one of the first ferries so hopefully be there for a Friday arvo fish. Keen to hook up with you guys for a fish, also need to test the new F/F.