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by FatherOfMany
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Auckland Boat Show 2019 - WildCat 3.1 - The next step up from a kayak?
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: Auckland Boat Show 2019 - WildCat 3.1 - The next step up from a kayak?

I wonder how it compares to the Smartwave and Mac boats? I have the Smartwave 3.5m and it's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it. That cost $3,700 and would be the equivalent of what the Wildcat has listed for $4,100. Not a big difference in price, but I'd be interested to know how they compare...
by FatherOfMany
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weather limits
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Weather limits

WindGuru is my favourite, but it's a good idea to check a few sites as they use different models. For me, when I was on a yak, if WindGuru showed anything over 15 knots wind speed or 20 knots gusts, then I'd choose my location accordingly. As SitDown says, bad weather is much more manageable in shal...
by FatherOfMany
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Boating Question

So... turns out these Smartwave boats' hulls are molded for short shaft ans they just use two different metal "plates" on top of the plastic to make it long or short shaft. Just got the boat back from the manufacturer this afternoon and they've replaced the metal plate with a short one at no cost! G...
by FatherOfMany
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kawakawa-orere 12 jan
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Kawakawa-orere 12 jan

Well, I was on a boat with my son, not a kayak. He got 6 snapper and I got 5.
We did troll a softbait behind the boat on the way back and had something on for a brief moment, but it was gone by the time I'd killed the motor and picked up the rod.
by FatherOfMany
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kawakawa-orere 12 jan
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Kawakawa-orere 12 jan

Yeah, I was just around the corner in Kawakawa bay and it sure was hot out there!! And I also saw the really small fish jumping all over the place.

That's a decent sized carrot there!
by FatherOfMany
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: New boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: New boat

Little online reunion here... Good to see you AW
by FatherOfMany
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Boat Taking On Water
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

New Boat Taking On Water

So... 3rd trip out with my new boat and I took my younger son (13yo) with me this time. It was low tide when we launched at Kawakawa Bay and my son was holding the boat in the shallow water while I parked the car. Got back to the boat and it had quite a bit of water in it. I assumed it must have tak...
by FatherOfMany
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Boating Question

Thanks guys, I'll have a chat to the outboard dealer and boat manufacturer and see where I get to.

For the time being, the boat is parked and honestly, I'm not too fussed. This time of year is too hot for me out there anyway.
by FatherOfMany
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: New boat

MadMike wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Nice little boats FOM, you will enjoy it. I have a friend with one and he loves it. we've slayed a few very nice kings from it over the last few seasons. They're very easy to handle... Oh and Hiiiiiii everyone!

Mike Burgin.jpg
My word!!! Where did you fall out of? Good to see ya, Mike.
by FatherOfMany
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Boating Question

Thanks Lespresso, Somehow my own reply to this post got lost. I did figure out that the boat has a long shaft transom and the motor is way too high. I went back to check the emails where I ordered the boat, but there's no mention of transom height, so it's actually my own fault and not the manufactu...
by FatherOfMany
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boating Question
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Boating Question

Ok, well you guys are the only bunch of fishermen I know, so here goes a completely non-kayaking question: My new boat won't plane... most of the time. Soon as it gets to that speed and it kinda hits a plane, it loses all forward thrust and sounds like the motor is running outside of water (revs go ...
by FatherOfMany
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

Re: New boat

dedant wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm
My wife ,whilst holding her cellphone against her ear and on hold on a call was calling out to our daughter if she had seen her
:D :D :D

Sounds like me and your wife might be distant cousins or somehow related !!
by FatherOfMany
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1961

New boat

Yes, really a boat, not a kayak - even though it's a little bit shorter than my last kayak. Finally after 7 weeks wait and a horrible experience with this boat manufacturer, I finally got my boat today. 2018-12-13 15.03.36.jpg Smartwave 3500, made from same plastic as kayaks. Anyway, while driving h...
by FatherOfMany
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Newby in Wanganui with some Newby questions
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Newby in Wanganui with some Newby questions

I have these really cheap cycling pants off ebay or AliExpress that I wear under shorts in summer. Not gonna help you find a wife while fishing, but perfect for sun protection. And they were cheap enough that I didn't care cutting a hole in the front (covered by the shorts of course) to do my busine...
by FatherOfMany
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.
Replies: 24
Views: 2810

Re: Tips and ideas to Keep It Simple please.

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:35 pm
If you really want to make life simple, ditch bait fishing altogether, it's just not necessary, but each to their own.
Single best thing I ever did in fishing. Everything else you may try to simplify pales in comparison!! Go softbait, it's just better.
by FatherOfMany
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Success!
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Success!

That's a good sized fish, well done.
by FatherOfMany
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL

Telecaster wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 am
Not a bad result in the end Dirk?
Yeah, I'm happy with that. Seriously looking forward to the boat and picking up a new Mercury 30hp tomorrow. New way of fishing for me to look forward to.
by FatherOfMany
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Old Town Predator XL
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: FS: Old Town Predator XL - ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED

Well, I've got an offer... Hope the price goes up a little before the auction closes on Sunday, but whichever way, it's sold. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1810369067 Had a minor op this evening (which happens to be hurting like hell right now!), so no fishing this weekend. That m...
by FatherOfMany
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape KariKari
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Cape KariKari

Looking good!!
by FatherOfMany
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

twobarefeet wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Here's hoping it ends well for all involved!
Yeah, holding thumbs for a good outcome!