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by ozpea
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wanganui 6/12/14 7am
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: Wanganui 6/12/14 7am

Take it the boat ramp is the one in Wharf St. I looked it up on Google maps. Must of been a great fishing day when the Google maps pic was taken, there are about 30 cars and boat trailers in the carpark across the road from ramp. And is it an old boat hull/shipwreck at the end of the breakwall? Used...
by ozpea
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??
Replies: 215
Views: 16278

Re: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??

Scott Donaldson's kayak finally lands in the naki today 27th August (this press article from STUFF.co.nz ) Scott Donaldson's abandoned kayak has been found. Donaldson 44, tried to cross the Tasman alone in a kayak in July but quit just 74km off the Taranaki coast after he suffered head and chest inj...
by ozpea
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??
Replies: 215
Views: 16278

Re: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??

Scott Donaldson is on a mission to retrieve the kayak he spent almost three months in while trying to cross the Tasman. Donaldson, 44, was rescued by helicopter last Friday 74 kilometres off the Taranaki coast, after suffering head and chest injuries in rough weather on what was the last night of 83...
by ozpea
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??
Replies: 215
Views: 16278

Re: Tasman Cross, 3rd time lucky??

Press report from Coffs Harbour today saying he had estimated his travel time to be 70 days and today is 70 days since he set sail ( well set paddle) and he reckons he is about 10 days from hitting the land of the long white cloud. So taking into account his stopover at the island, reckon he is not ...
by ozpea
Mon May 19, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I bags PS shows us how its done
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: I bags PS shows us how its done

Imagine the noise if you were inside it. saw a program once on a similar lighthouse. built way back when. took years to complete because not only did they only have a small window to work in. When the weather was ok. but they had to cart all the materials to the site. did all the rock drilling for ...
by ozpea
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Viking Kayaks NZ available in USA very soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Viking Kayaks NZ available in USA very soon!

Are we going to see the Reload available over here across the ditch in Oz.

OP
by ozpea
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Wellington Region
Topic: Porirua Harbour
Replies: 25
Views: 3888

Re: Porirua Harbour

cbfb wrote:
Ikwezinz wrote:
The Otaki cam is just totally blurred is this normal?
Try the Waitarere beach cam

http://www.waitarerebeach.net.nz/beachcam.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

OP
by ozpea
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY Safety Flag?
Replies: 14
Views: 3627

Re: DIY Safety Flag?

I got sick of the flag rattling and shaking in the wind ( and with my wobbly paddling ) Mounted way down the back on the Viking it sometimes got in way trolling ,too. Now I wear a Blaze Orange wide brimmed hat in the sun and a "club" cap with reflective stripes on the overcast/darker time...
by ozpea
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY Safety Flag?
Replies: 14
Views: 3627

Re: DIY Safety Flag?

Have made up a couple of yak flags, bought a mtr of hi viz orange cloth from a haberdashry/sewing shop, cost a whole $3.50. Took my good lady bout 5 minutes to cut up and sew the edges. Stripped all the fittings off an old 6ft fishing rod that was past it use by date, epoxy a small round fishing flo...
by ozpea
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: kayak sails
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: kayak sails

A "Windpaddle" sail on my kayak. Here is a report from a couple years back on my trial runs. Often plan my trips to paddle out into the wind so at the end of days fishing when all tuckered out can sail home with the wind. Launched on the far side of the lake with a ESE wind 10-13 kn, desti...
by ozpea
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Onlooker from Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Onlooker from Australia

Grant is quite a legend here in Oz with some of his kayak sorties on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

One of Grant's Mid North coast trips
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Sorry Grant but can't let the kiwis think the big snapper are only in NZ

cheers
op
by ozpea
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Bouyancy
Replies: 16
Views: 3196

Re: Bouyancy

So how many pool noodles does that work out to ??

op
by ozpea
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: The worlds smallest PLB
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: The worlds smallest PLB

This contact was listed as a distributor Lusty & Blundell Private Bag 93520 Takapuna, 0740, North Shore 38 Tawa Drive, Albany Auckland Phone: +64 9 415 8303 Email: sales@lusty-blundell.co.nz Web: http://www.lusty-blundell.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; $607.83 NZD...
by ozpea
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Loading your Kayak on a car roof
Replies: 20
Views: 1747

Re: Loading your Kayak on a car roof

I am an old fart 70yrs+, and only weigh some 56kg but manage to load my 36kg yak on to car roof racks with this system. an under and over support bar, should work with most roof rack system Loading bar a.JPG Lift one end of yak on to loading bar then lift other end of yak onto roof rack and slide on...
by ozpea
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: World Record.Attempt?
Replies: 96
Views: 3907

Re: World Record.Attempt?

This link http://www.paddleatthepoint.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; claims a record of 1619 kayaks all out together This happened at Pittsburgh, June 5th 2010, Reviewers determined 1,619 canoes and kayaks participated. Previously the record was set by 1,104 boats in I...
by ozpea
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: GO THE ALL BLACKS
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: GO THE ALL BLACKS

Nice to know that Donald was fishing a few weeks ago, even if it was the smallest fish in NZ waters (legal). Good promotion for whitebait though. Yummy yummy. Guy on tv coverage made comment bout Donald " being out whitebaiting" and said i think that is a kinda small fish :doh: And reckon...
by ozpea
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Handline
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: Handline

How many peoples know how to wind a handline on to a stick (the under and over method whilst rolling the stick with the other hand to keep the line stacking even on the stick)
My anchor line is wound on to a short length of pool noodle by this system and works well
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cheers

op
by ozpea
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Windpaddle Sail
Replies: 11
Views: 1611

Re: Windpaddle Sail

Yes I have a “Windpaddle” sail and use it when wind conditions are suitable. It is great to sail home when tired after many hours fishing out on the briny Check out this link to Aussie kayak website on my test run with the Windpaddle http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=21257"...
by ozpea
Sun May 22, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Motorized Hobie
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

Re: Motorized Hobie

Is that the stealth serpeant or another type of electric kit? No not the stealth, It is a Jarvis Walker "Watersnake" leccy motor with a Hobie blank Mirage drive block adapted to take the leccy motor. The adaption is done by a small marine company in Canberra Australia op PS: Have no affil...
by ozpea
Sun May 22, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Motorized Hobie
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

Re: Motorized Hobie

Another option for Hobie kayaks (the peddle version)
A leccy motor in the hole where the Mirage drive peddle system usually goes
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