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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Where to Fish
Topic: SeaClear II Q&A
Replies: 41
Views: 14570

Re: SeaClear II Q&A

Gawd, that's going back 11 years...Haven't used Seaclear for a while now See if ithe one you want is in here: http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=81 Try the Kawau to Rangitoto one first up It's easy enough to download and calibrate a specific chart, I think the How To is at the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: phone keys storage
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: phone keys storage

...And a piece of kitchen towel to scavenge any drops of water that may circumvent your seals. 8)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN The Mayor returns.
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: NN The Mayor returns.

Let the Narrowneck 2020 Summer Olympics commence 8)
Really look forward to this years battle for the title of "Lord Regent of Narrowneck" - The slanging matches are almost as good as the fishin'

Current placings:
Luke1: 1
Everyone else: 0
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Humminbird F/F
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Wanted: Humminbird F/F

Smart Marine have some decent specials on the Helix range at the moment.
5X Di G2 for $400
7x G2n Combo $700 (BYO nav card)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Waipu Cove

Hainesy wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm
... some times you might have to wait a day or two for the surf to die down.
That's a long time to be sitting outside the breakers waiting to come back in... :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waipu Cove
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Waipu Cove

I'll wave as I go past on my way to Aucks. Know where I'd rather be though.
Best of luck.

(I'll be doing a trip out of Tauranga Bay at Whangaroa on Sunday, so reciprocal invite there if you're keen)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 854

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. 2 meters of water, the cone of most ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do fish react to fish finders?
Replies: 8
Views: 854

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.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Rod Swap

Makes sense :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Rod Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Rod Swap

I know I'm opening the gates for innuendo, but does that extra 6" really make that much of a difference?
Whilst I wouldn't really go above 7', it does make leading a fish around the front of the yak easier (except in the case of the Ugli-Stiks which will happily wrap themselves under the hull)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Matauri Bay Open Invite 13/14 Sept

Sent you a message a few days ago bud, check your Inbox (Top right next to your profile pic) If you have a mottled grey yak on a dark Holden wagon, think I saw you go past me at the truck rollover near Matauri this arvo about 3:30 (I was cunningly camoflaged in fluoro orange). Weather looking good f...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Life
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Wild Life

Only seen one Leopard on the beach up here and it looked like an oversize evil snake - Not at all like the cutesy fur seals we get on the rocks. Did a launch in the dark from Tutukaka last year and it wasn't until I got back I saw the big DOC sign saying "Lookout for the Bitey Thing on the beach". I...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: VHF Radios

Fishfood wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Shiny new wireless has arrived in the post. FYI Coastgaurd course for Maritime VHF Radio Cerificate is $90 for the online course or $125 for the 6 hour classroom option.
Jaysus that's gone up in the last couple of years!
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: FF/GPS Combos

I only really use the Navionics card when I venture out of my usual 'backyard' pillaging grounds to put me 'in the ballpark'. After that, it's hunting for reef structure and current lines... And it's a damn sight better than the default basemaps that come with the devices. Been maybe 8? years since ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: VHF Radios

Didn't spot that one B0ydie :y:
For sure, if you can grab an Icom you're getting a premium bit of kit.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WEBCAM Directory
Replies: 32
Views: 26897

Re: WEBCAM Directory

Cheers Fishfood
The thread is over 6 years old, so some will have died over time.

If you find another link please post.

I will remove the dead link now, in the meantime use this as a stop-gap?
https://northport.co.nz/weatherfeed/
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: VHF Radios

Based where you are, and assuming you only fish "coastal", then 3W will likely suffice, but upgrading to 5W will give you that boost when you need it. Any unit rated IPx7, or IPx8 (forget any numbers that replace the 'x' - that's for dust). A drybag is recommended, but if you look after the kit well...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Just the vanilla chirp combo. Have used DI and not overly fussed, SI a bit of overkill as I know the regular patch I fish pretty well.
Wanted the chart capability for those odd times I venture out of the backyard (My yak is a phone-free zone)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: FF/GPS Combos

45% off was the big influence ($700 at Smart), and the Lowrance & Garmins I looked at with comparable pricing were either 5" or didn't take Navionics.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: FF/GPS Combos
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: FF/GPS Combos

Well just splashed out on a Helix 7 Have run Lowrance since my first sounder (X48 Google it if you want a laugh!) so decided it was time for a change of decor on the boat.

Nice fitout Lespresso :y: