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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing behind a yacht?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Towing behind a yacht?

Long line [through] the bow toggle, secondary to the stern toggle...and a regular watching brief.

Had fun rounding up a "christmas tree" of kayaks one summer. One fixed attachment failed, which led to two, three, four.... eight kayaks to be rounded up over a five kilometre stretch.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone lost an iPhone at Omaha?
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Anyone lost an iPhone at Omaha?

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First paddle post-lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: First paddle post-lockdown

About 90min from Whg CBD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Reflective tape

All gone.

Gonna be some purdy yaks out there :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu May 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Reflective tape

No prob.
There's about a half dozen strips surplus to requirements after lighting up kayaks, car doors and letterbox.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

are they hard to harvest? really a condom? Not hard to harvest by any means...the condom was a dig at trying to keep fluid snot on a hook.....I don't wear pantyhose :lol: If you get up to my neck of the woods when the cordons are lifted, I'll endeavour to introduce you to the XOS Trevs up this way....
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Reflective tape - All gone
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Reflective tape - All gone

Anyone interested in a pair of commercial grade 150mm long self adhesive silver 3M retroreflective strips? $5 a pair into your sweaty paws. From personal SAR experience, detectability of reflectives cannot be underestimated (Plus your yak looks really cool to other drivers as you head to your pre-da...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

As long as you take the base shell as well (ie leaving clean rock) as they won't recolonise onto a previous tenants shell. In jargonese, "Rock and Pacific oysters must not be opened while they adhere to the object on which they grow." Nature however hasn't read that bit of the fisheries info pack...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed May 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific oysters for bait
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Pacific oysters for bait

I did, years ago in my Trevally phase and couldn't get to the pipi or tuatua beds. Boil the hell out of them and then salt them down for something useable. Untreated, pour them into a condom and stick that on the hook. Only way you'll get these snotty things to stay on raw. :D Add in a barnacle berl...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue May 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Friday Funnies
Replies: 574
Views: 72122

Re: Friday Funnies

Mrs Dwarf and I have an agreement.
She doesn't sing, and I won't play the guitar.

Good to see this thread get reincarnated, except Gryffindor loses two points as it's not Friday.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri May 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First paddle post-lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 396

First paddle post-lockdown

It was a surprisingly emotional and slightly melancholy experience tasting and smelling the sea after a month and a half off the water. Yes, I actually tasted the sea at launch. How sad is that? Headed for my local store, and was surrounded by Kahawai in glassy waters all morning. No Kermadecs or oc...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Members
Topic: PJay's Back
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: PJay's Back

Good to see Team Minimalist back in action :y:
Sure the Snaps off the point have missed you :lol:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Crayfish pot
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Crayfish pot

Have a read Here, I found Herbs advice to hold true - until my pot magically disappeared.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Crayfish pot
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Crayfish pot

Go for the wire "Beehive" style rather than the collapsible ones if you get a choice.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1266

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

I can get out to here without being more than 2km offshore at any time... :D I read into it that you stay within an easy swimming distance of terra firma (and where you can walk back to the car without needing SAR to come and pick you up afterwards ;) ). Plenty of 2kg fish in the paddling pool if yo...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2394

Re: No fishing

One post soapbox... I carry a spare paddle, VHF, flares (2 pinpoint, two chutes), first aid kit (and trained), PLB and leave intentions as well as logging with Marine Radio for every trip. Am competent in, and in fact enjoy relatively 'insane' water. Never needed any assistance, let alone rescue in ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof racks 2004 Corolla
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Roof racks 2004 Corolla

I think it's reasonable, considering the engineering load a kayak will put on your racks on a breezy day.

You'll soon forget about the price
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamaki drive mudflats
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Tamaki drive mudflats

Would have a look at Orakei train station area. Seems to be several roads ending at reserves elsewhere, eg Victoria Ave on the south side
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: No fishing
Replies: 55
Views: 2394

Re: No fishing

Went to do the first grocery run for my parents yesterday, first time out since day one. Expecting things to be noticably quieter after seeing the pics of the Auckland motorways. Fat chance. To be honest, wasn't that different from a normal day driving through town. Groups of people standing chattin...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Lanyard
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Lanyard

Get some weedeater line, wrap it tightly around a 1/2 inch dowel and secure.
soak in boiling water for a few minutes, then into cold water.

One light springy thingy.

Alternatively, whip the cord off an old phone.