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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak identification
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Kayak identification

Maybe rename the file to 8 alpha numeric characters [.jpg] ?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

Yeah, 5MP isn't great, even in daylight really. H&F have the Moultrie Game Spy 2+ for $150, certainly not top shelf, but can always repurpose as general home security later if you upgrade. Chuck one in the roses by the gate for starters, they're fully self contained, no cables, boxes or power, and I...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: New boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1286

Re: New boat

:beer: :beer: :hai:

Any more of the old crew still being a nuisance around here?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: New Boat Taking On Water

I used to clip the bungs onto the ignition key as a reminder. Bung on the inside of the hull sounds an odd configuration, unless it's some sort of venturi? I know too well that feeling of bailing without progress after being out in my mates boat when the transom separated from the hull - Ahhh fun da...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes
Replies: 227
Views: 73085

Re: Gallery - General Yakking Scenes

Let's stir up the silt in here
Northland SeaCave... Biggest seacave I've been in yet!

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

Check their mailbox for them, cross all mail as "DECEASED" Return to sender and throw it in the nearest post box
Repeat until honour is sufficiently satisfied

Back to the real world:
If you do want to be all grown up and sensible, any footage online could jeopardise future proceedings
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CCTV or hidden camera enquires
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: CCTV or hidden camera enquires

Any of the trailcams will do what you want. Can be set to record video or stills on motion detection. The cheaper ones will have a glow from the LEDs at night, whereas as you go up in range these become completely invisible. When you say "rubbish" - If it's kleensacks of normal domestic stuff, then ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slipperyness?
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: Slipperyness?

Personally, I'm of the opinion that in our world far removed from the lycra-clad paddlers and rowers in boats so narrow that one arse cheek goes either side of the hull, the only remotely effective improvement to poly boat performance would be to keep the hull clean of those plastic strings. Only sp...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Hornet FF Install
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Hornet FF Install

I'd set it up on a temporary rig and compare results on an identical line, say, between two mooring buoys. Start low, and keep tweaking it up until you lose the periphery, eg mooring blocks at the outer edge of the screen. Then drop it down a smidge to give you optimum sidescan with minimal exposure...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for a Stealth...
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Looking for a Stealth...

My 495's just been sold Mike.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 2629

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

Throw the battery inside - also solves the issue of where to stuff the 47km of cable that comes with every FF

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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 2629

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

What about an 'R' clip and a hole in the shaft at stowed height. it can sit fully down in use leaving no sticky-uppy bits topside Quick, easy and no moving parts. Just need something on top to assist lifting it with cold, wet hands (well, okay, stop it from sliding out the bottom of the yak when you...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED
Replies: 22
Views: 2629

Re: Phoenix Kayaks - Hornet UPDATED

What puck are you using bud?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Kingfish!
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: First Kingfish!

First King is always the sweetest :y: Especially when they give you a run for your money.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speed bumps are fighting back
Replies: 30
Views: 3346

Re: Speed bumps are fighting back

The six weeks over Christmas/New Year aren't much different up here. Launch early, fish the rocks along the coast, try and get back before the loons are released for the day. Going out wide is even worse as they don't expect kayaks out there, they seem to have a semi-healthy respect for rocks that m...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for a Stealth...
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Looking for a Stealth...

Got a 495 I can take as far as North Shore, Auckland.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shark incident at Cavallis
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Shark incident at Cavallis

Yeah sounds like an inquisitive bite and release.

Pod of Orca been hanging around in Doubtless the last week, pigging out on any rays they can find...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shark incident at Cavallis
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Shark incident at Cavallis

Possibly either a fisho trying to boat a PsychoMako, or a spearo, but it's time for us to revisit kayak hygiene and keep the water free of unwanted fishy juices in the North guys. Northern Advocate A man has been attacked by a shark at Matauri Bay. Police received reports of a man being bitten by a ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof Rack Set up advice
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Roof Rack Set up advice

I'd go with their recommendation. If it's a tight budget, you could ask what the next ones down would be, but I wouldn't go below 75kg rating. There's always a cheaper way raCK.jpg But not always better (note that the commercial rack is still attached to the kayaks.... I'd say a lack of front tiedow...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roof Rack Set up advice
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Roof Rack Set up advice

Roofrack centre for the bars (Yaks have high torquing loads when it's windy or at highway speeds)

The Hornet sits rock solid upside down on my bars and is short enough that I don't need bow and stern lines (And I'm a big fan of a front tiedown on yaks)