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by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Northern Region
Topic: Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Northern Ice Supplies, SH10 Nr. Matauri - CLOSED UP

Anyone heading north this summer, be aware that the Ice Supplies on SH10, just before the Matauri Bay junction (Halfway between Kerikeri and Kaeo) is no more. Craig has sold the business and closed up shop. Currently looking around to find out where else bulk salt flake can be had in the local area,...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kingi
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Kingi

EDIT:
I see you've now deleted your previous post, as well as editing the original pic and text :^)
Being "a Moderator" had nothing to do with my comment on the fish, would've made the same observations regardless of user status..

Moving on....

HLD
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Kingi
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Kingi

Sorry, nice fish alright, but I reckon it's probably feeding the crabs now.
One gill hanging out and the others having had your thumb pushed through them. :(
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 63
Views: 5291

Re: Greenland Paddle

:y: :y: They have about the same 'blade' area as Euros, but it's a gradual catch as the blade is immersed, so you won't get the same "out of the blocks" acceleration as a Euro. Once you're up to speed though, you're on a par with, or exceeding Euro blades. The beauty of these is they let you know if...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: November 25/26
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: November 25/26

Some very nice KY there :y:
Not a breath of wind here, and I was stuck on domestic detail |(

Envious, much.
(Not helped by the Manuka smoke drifting around from every neighbour as they celebrate their successful day out.)
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Faulty FF, or just me?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Faulty FF, or just me?

At least you've still got the warranty to fall back on. :y:
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Faulty FF, or just me?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Faulty FF, or just me?

Try holding the + and - keys while powering up, then release after a couple of seconds, may have to try different timings , eg instant, 1s, 2s etc
Wild guess based on my Lowrance.

Can you try it on someone elses rig?
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Epicskwid's Northland Classic 2017

Big effort and a serious road trip, a shame you didn't get to meet the Doubtless Trevs
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak trolleys
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Kayak trolleys

Having repeatedly watched a huge Hobie get pulled effortlessly up soft-sand beaches on a wheeleez by my retiree fishing mate, while I struggled with a C-Tug under a fly-weight Phoenix (although in my defence it did have fish onboard) I would have no reservations in recommending the Wheeleez, and wou...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stohlquist barnacle gloves ?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Stohlquist barnacle gloves ?

Occaionally, guides can have a bad seam sitting on the thumb web. I had a pair like that, and exchanged them with the retailer (unused) no problem. Have a look at the Gill Deckhand gloves. I was given a pair out of sympathy by another yakker after they saw the state of my tattered NRS guides (nearly...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Is this salt suitable for curing and brining?

Labelled as Food Grade, I'd have no issues whatsoever, considering how little salt actually goes through into the finished product. The anticaking agent in that one is sodium ferrocyanide. Before everyone latches onto the "Oooh...Cyanide" thing as all the organic etc websites will do, it's stable an...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different life jackets on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Different life jackets on the market

Starting out, I wouldn't worry about a 'Premium' cordura PFD. NRS are great entry level items, and I went through a few in my early days. Based on those experiences, I would avoid the NRS Chinook as the pockets can impede re-entry, and I found them to be very UV sensitive (But I spend more time on t...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are these for?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: What are these for?

That pattern, I'd say a pair of Scotty blocks, side by side.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Hate The Wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1523

Re: I Hate The Wind

Managed to get a few hours in this morning before the horribleness started ramping up. Not much action past 7:30 though SloMartin did very well, demolishing his PB by several kilos :beer: :clap: Chance of a quick late afternoon window tomorrow just behind the front, if you don't mind sitting in the ...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hang kayak with pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Hang kayak with pulley

Just don't skimp on the pulleys... ;) There's a few on here who remember a fateful, and brutally honest, confession by someone who did the same. (I won't post the pic, it's gone around enough times) The theory was sound...the hauling gear, not quite so solid. There's several setups on the forum, and...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Careless Boats
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Careless Boats

My pet peeve is boats that continue on a 'potential collision" course - They've seen you, but you don't know that. Doesn't take more than a couple of degrees to make intentions clear, does it? You'd be surprised how many boats visibly throttle back or change course away from flypast/collision line w...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Spooling TLD15
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Spooling TLD15

https://www.igfa.org/About/Estimating-Monofilament-Backing-When-Using-Braided-Spectra.aspx Have a crack with this one. I've found it to be pretty close with fixed spools -see no reason why a freespool would be any different. (I don't have a line counter, so simply run the mono up and down the drive...
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

awondering wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:29 pm
I just built a rod for a guy who is using a TLD5 never seen one myself but could only imagine they are pretty small...
Had to Grooble that one, never heard of the 5. Looks pretty much like the 15, but with a narrower frame and spool width. Neat little job, and I love the TLD drags.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Chinese reels - Opinions? Experiences?

I picked up a couple of "Sharp Cat" baitcasters a couple of years ago for my Loan-Out rods. Didn't expect too much from them, but genuinely surprised at their performance and longevity.
Started using one of them in my kit fairly regularly.
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Cable and Clam Glands
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: Cable and Clam Glands

Realistically though, you won't be putting the seal under any sort of pressure.
For instance, my battery leads are just fed into the hull through friction fit drilled holes now.