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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Sit in Kayaks
Topic: Just so this sub doesn't die :) NonFishing TR
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Just so this sub doesn't die :) NonFishing TR

Kawakawa - Waitangi (Northland) Not really a serious paddle but it was new water for me, and something different from the usual beats around the local coast. start.jpg Start at the original road bridge at the northern end of the Three Sisters at Kawakawa. Note that the water level at NRC Waiharakeke...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Marc N: I'd go for a couple of Uniden UHF's if you're going to basically be line of sight, or not far off, and just using them as a "I've done the salad, have you got those damn Trout yet?" comms. Stick them in a cheapy 'waterproof' bag and it'd probably suit your purposes. - In fact, PM me your pos...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Identity?

I forgot the Reggae Shark :D
Can I change my answer?

Question is, which softbait was it on?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Identity?

Looks like a Silky....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Firstly thanks for looking at developing your safety :y: We recently had a boat up here with no VHF, and the emergency was relayed via cellphone (and their contact taking to Facebook asking who they should call |( ) Bear in mind though, in terms of safety, cellphones are the backup for your VHF, not...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: New Member, Northland Based
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: New Member, Northland Based

Hey Trale, welcome along.

As summer rolls around, there's plenty of yaks out on the water, should easily find someone down your way who can introduce you to the little quirks, huge advantages (and some serious entertainment) that yakfishing brings.

HLD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hello everyone!!
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Hello everyone!!

Welcome to the other side of the pond. Just in time for the (relatively) shark-free spring frenzy.

Where are you based in GodZone at the moment?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Faithful steed?

The beauty of our steeds is they don't suffer from mange (I'm not a fan of rag and string boats, but this one saddens me every time I paddle past. Suspect owner is deceased)
mange.JPG
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Faithful steed?

Marc N wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:29 pm
That's a superb Photo. :y: :y: :y:
Thanks! This was punching back to Kerikeri from the Ninepin after a day dragging plastic.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Faithful steed?

That storm paddle looks to have some Aluetian lines to it down the spline of the blade..?? Looks like it, but it's the laminate. It does have a high spine coming off the loom though - it's my 'heavy duty' paddle, much as you have light touring paddles and more solid white water blades. Unfortunatel...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Faithful steed?

Boomy wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Interesting shot? Is the water curling on the sides? Very cool!
Frame grab while punching home through some heavy chop
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Man drowns near Whangarei after falling out of kayak

That was Coromandel (but it was a Northland bloke |( )
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Faithful steed?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Faithful steed?

Mine isn't so much of a steed...more of a pit pony crossed with donkey. May not be sleek, in fact short, fat and stubby, but she gets me home and keeps up happily with aloof sea kayakers in their 'thoroughbreds' - even though I'm waving a bit of whittled tree branch as a paddle. 8)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So where are the fish biting in the Northland?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: So where are the fish biting in the Northland?

I've been adequately fed by smaller schools in 15-20m depth around the shallow foul - patchy schools, but fruitful if you find them.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Uniden Voyager clip wanted

Cheers Kev, PM waiting for you. :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Uniden Voyager clip wanted

Thanks Mike, :y:

Haven't been able to find a workaround to replace it as yet.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Sorted: Uniden Voyager clip wanted

I don't suppose anyone has a spare or no longer needed 'belt clip' for a Uniden Voyager kicking around?

Thanks
HLD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bay of Islands 11th July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Bay of Islands 11th July 2018

Some nice condition Snaps in the Bay recently, getting that lovely winter 'grease' on the knife when filleting. :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder Preservation
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Fish Finder Preservation

You can pick up a Rob Fort FF cover for $40-$50 depending on the size of the head unit.
I frequently get back after a splashy ride and the finder has stayed dry inside - biggest thing is it takes the all the pressure out of the wave impact.