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by HookiT
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1737

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Thanks for putting up with me over the years men. Was a good site to come to. No face book for me so my contact shall be lost. Take care , enjoy your lives. :beer: :y: You could always purchase a memento to remember us by. Just $19.95 while stocks last. :-) mugshot.jpg Those in need, I have never n...
by HookiT
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: KFNZ Forums to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 1737

Re: KFNZ Forums to Close

Thanks for putting up with me over the years, Mental /moderators. Was a good site to come to. No face book for me so my contact shall be lost. Take care , enjoy your lives. :beer: :y:
by HookiT
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Have to give credit , :?: Hmm !. Best fishing award on this forum goes to KingiFiddler.. He throw's the bait out lets it sink for a bit ,we all rise to bait like some fish do then whamo.
I'm going back to my cave, his bait has gone off, not fresh anymore.
by HookiT
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Q: how heavy is a bixby and battery? supplementary Q: would a flooded kayak sink with a bixby and battery attached? Marc N, the bixpy with longer power cable attached to rudder is approx 2.6 kilos. Battery is 'approx' 3.2 kilos. So the answer is 'approx' again, 5.8 kilos in total. Have not done the...
by HookiT
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

No longer shall i partake in Bixpyi foray, for I could speak all day and night you have plainly made up your mind on this issue /Bixpy. Yes I own one and very pleased I do. Not one of you have criticized pedal power non use of paddle. Nor sail, these two have a way longer range than battery power . ...
by HookiT
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

No one is going to win this debate as there is too much emotion and vested interest wrapped up in it. And now that motorised kayaks are permitted its fait accompli. But I 100% believe that the inclusion of Bixpys creates an an unfair advantage. So the choice is to learn to live with it or simply no...
by HookiT
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Get your self in the poo and I bet, if a person with a Bixpy came along to help, you would accept. Just pray he has enough battery left in his E power to help with the paddle home/ If it worked you may well pony up for one your self. :)
by HookiT
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

pretty sure the t&c's of the Northland Classic and Viking series exclude any motor powered kayaks... Except the one where boats are allowed as well... I see it as an unfair advantage, but understand the reasons why people use them for recreational safety etc... Under competition conditions, I t...
by HookiT
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps
Replies: 80
Views: 1987

Re: Bixpys and Kayak Fishing Comps

Okay , Rabbit / Kingifiddler We are not all equal in body stature nor age. E bikes are the go for those that cannot pedal like they could as young whipper snappers. I own a bixpy but not for any advantage at all, to a point. With arthritis in my hands ,I find the Bixpy helps me out quite considerabl...
by HookiT
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Thanks for all the comments, it's re-assuring got know that I'm not nuts, in thinking that were it not for the cold, I'd be relatively OK swimming the yak to shore. The anchoring has given me pause for thought and now I'm thinking wetsuit. So here's a question, for all of you who may know, where ca...
by HookiT
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: trip report - AKL 5 August
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: trip report - AKL 5 August

Shall not go too much into this. You at least realize the limitations of your clothing. Forget the anchor, Buy a drogue to slow your drift . Next time, if ever, you use an anchor again you only need to use the most minimal of material as a breakaway, definitely not 5lb mono, just a bit of light butc...
by HookiT
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waiinu Sth Taranaki
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Waiinu Sth Taranaki

Great eating fish well done. :y:
by HookiT
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1952

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

What happened to the Viking Reload in carbon? Would imagine a few have been sold, Andrew, cost would be the deciding factor, for most. We are only going fishing after all. For my money, ease of travel with stability, rod / gear holding capacity along with a place to store my catch when on the water...
by HookiT
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1952

Re: So, who's getting the new plastic Stealth when they come out?

So I shall be first. Not I . More than happy with my plastic, Viking Reload. 'Speed' is not my thing but fishing is. Reload coupled up with my Bixpy is all I need, great combination. :D
by HookiT
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

I spent many hours of my youth fishing from the jetties at Westport,day and night we use to live across the road from port. Used to buy threepence worth of cats meat from butcher, caught many big eels and Kahawai. Cock a bullies galore off the slip way.
by HookiT
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

It is difficult to understand what the conditions were from the way it is written but immediately one asks how much kayaking have you done? I can say I've had 70 years of ships and boats (dinghies, yachts and kayaks) so I'd expect my comments on conditions would be reasonably accurate. If someone h...
by HookiT
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Police harassment me new to kayaking hauraki gulf

Gdday I went out next to coastguard yesterday I had coastguard warn me that its rough than lifeguard said if I went out there I would get stuck in silk up to my knees lies I went out there hardly 1cm depth problem I had was 2 police came and told me I can't go out I was furious told them to bugger ...
by HookiT
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans 7/3
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Sullivans 7/3

Badfisherman wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:58 pm k.

Was just thinking about calling it a day when something smashed softbait and something took off. Pulled some string and just as I was making ground knot to leader came undone! Gutted!

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Need to work on those knots then. :y:
by HookiT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Softbait clearout!
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Softbait clearout!

Many thanks Andrew, that is a good deal for sure. Let keenfisher go on them. I like your self are spending more time on jigs and do very well most times doing so.
Take care, cheers.
by HookiT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayaker's in trouble.
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Kayaker's in trouble.

:yawn: :| :?: