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by Hurley Burley
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Taranaki Region
Topic: Wai-iti beach campground (Not for kids)!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: Wai-iti beach campground (Not for kids)!!

Yep, I've heard so many bad things about that campground.
My wife went to book us in a couple years ago and the guy was so rude on the phone she told him to shove it. We stayed at onaero bay holiday park instead, really friendly there and child friendly too.


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by Hurley Burley
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 12
Views: 3352

Re: Paddle pants

I'm fairly sure those aren't water proof. they have neoprene waist band for secure fit and are wind proof but no mention of water proof.


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by Hurley Burley
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Action camaras
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Action camaras

Purchased a ViDi action cam online through a Kickstarter campaign. Very good quality camera and video with Lcd screen for $100 usd. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the go pro but much more affordable and very user friendly.


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by Hurley Burley
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: New Windproof Stretch Fleece Shorts and Shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: New Windproof Stretch Fleece Shorts and Shirts

How does the material perform when wet? As in does it hold water like normal fleece material?
I have a hatred for neoprene so the shorts appeal as a replacement for my neoprene shorts.
Cheers.


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by Hurley Burley
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have i been up to ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: What have i been up to ?

So... The cast came off on Thurs, and they stick me in a brace ! At least I can take it off and start doing some rehab exercises, but it sounds like I'm still a few weeks away from being able to do anything too active ! image.jpeg image.jpeg Not sure what I find scarier in these pics, the use of wh...
by Hurley Burley
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak hull repair, ABS, Polyethylene - How?
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Kayak hull repair, ABS, Polyethylene - How?

Saw this the other day, not sure how reliable it would be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL0-pvp2blY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I tried this on my sea kayak a few months ago and it worked quite well. I wouldn't try it on my Viking kayaks though as the hull is thinner...
by Hurley Burley
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Query from the UK re Assassin Composites!
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Query from the UK re Assassin Composites!

You could try these guys
http://www.kayakadventures.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I believe they are the distributor for assassin composites.


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by Hurley Burley
Mon May 09, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Defied Doctor, Regretting it.
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: Defied Doctor, Regretting it.

Do you use your GP on your SOT?
If so how do you find it?


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by Hurley Burley
Thu May 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak for Trolling?
Replies: 36
Views: 4743

Re: Kayak for Trolling?

I'm going to suggest a SIK.... But before you dismiss the one I'm suggesting is a little different to the normal SIK. Have a look at Star kayaks s14. I think Fergs kayaks in Wellington have a demo reduced for $1800. The kayak is a combination of a SIK on a SOT hull, that is supposedly light, fast an...
by Hurley Burley
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Greenland paddle
Replies: 13
Views: 2646

Re: Greenland paddle

Looks like a good finish. Finished my Greenland last month and love it. It took me a whole day of use to really get the hang of paddling with it, very different to a euro blade. I struggle now going back to a euro blade. I believe the power and efficiency come from the length of blade. The surface a...
by Hurley Burley
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

Good info there MAC50, thanks. It's going to be a long term project as I'm short of time with young children. I'll be starting this winter, hopefully finished by summer but I'm not rushing it. I've just finished my first Greenland paddle using the guide I believe you wrote, so far loving it, but too...
by Hurley Burley
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

Yup I've used heaps of their Timber Sealer and preservative on house renovations and repairs and it's brilliant stuff . highly recommend it :y: Thanks paddlesnap, will probably go with west systems as I can source all my fiberglass stuff from the same shop, plus anything that reduces the chance of ...
by Hurley Burley
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

MAC50 I'll be building the CNC Shrike kayak, the designer is s great advocate of lightweight and recommends the use of glass for the keel, chines and cockpit comming. I was considering an extra layer of glass internally for resistance to sand abrasion. If creating your own tape cutting diagonally, d...
by Hurley Burley
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

Thanks, Good to know the local suppliers. I managed to find some 4mm gaboon at a local builders reclamation. He brought it in for me at no extra cost and only charged $28 a sheet!! Looks good enough with a b face finish. Ideally I need 3mm for the tortured ply deck but I'll see how I get along. It'l...
by Hurley Burley
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

Thanks Winch. West system 205/207 was my original choice, the price of the EPG almost swayed me though! Where do get all your glass cloth etc? I've been looking at the http://www.fiberglassshop.co.nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Any where else I should look at? Cheers Sen...
by Hurley Burley
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

Re: EPG epoxy resin and glue

Looking at a stitch & glue sea kayak. So sealing the plywood, wetting out glass cloth over plywood and using thickened epoxy to fillet the joints. I'm also tempted to use their epoxy glue for the filleting to save messing around with mixing my own. The products seem very cheap compared to its co...
by Hurley Burley
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EPG epoxy resin and glue
Replies: 12
Views: 4075

EPG epoxy resin and glue

Has anyone used the epoxy marine resin from EPG and epoxy glue?
They only sell through trade me and seem quite cheap, would be good to know if anyone has any experience with it.
Epoxyglue.com



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by Hurley Burley
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will a Reload Sink?
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Will a Reload Sink?

No won't sink, it'll just act as a big scupper.
You'll find water will come up when punching through the surf, but will empty just as quick.
It will only hold a small amount of water in the recessed area and may increase the drag of the kayak a little but you should be fine.
by Hurley Burley
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Viking Espri/Espri Angler...
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: Viking Espri/Espri Angler...

I have one, upgraded after a year. I now use the espri for surf practice. Pros: light, easy to lift, paddles well, good layout of rod holders. Cons: no storage, no transducer mounts, tends to punch through swell and surf instead of over (low nose). Storage was the biggest issue for me. I haven't pad...
by Hurley Burley
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY Plans for Short Stable Yak?
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: DIY Plans for Short Stable Yak?

Have a look at this, you might find something to suit your needs.
duck boats may be stable enough.

http://www.clcboats.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;