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by Ikwezinz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Hook 4
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Re: Lowrance Hook 4

Guys, off topic, but I have one of these, used if for the first time and the sounder showed kahawai everywhere, but the chirp function showed absolutely nothing, was only in 10 metres Tried to reset to facttory defaults to see if that helped, but it didn’t, any suggestions as to why the chirp side d...
by Ikwezinz
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reel service, wellington region
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Reel service, wellington region

Anyone know of someone good who services reels, my anti reverse on my CI4 seems to have gone, was pulling in a decent snapper yesterday and it took off and the handle damn near broke my thumb spinning backwards :( had just been serviced by a friend which was great of him, but clearly something isn't...
by Ikwezinz
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sounder issues
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Sounder issues

The ticking is normal in my experience for those transducers The under-reading of depth .... how do you have the transducer mounted? thanks Mike, odd that I have never noticed it before now. The transducer is under the hull in the transducer recess ( I paddle a 440) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by Ikwezinz
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sounder issues
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Sounder issues

I have an Elite 4x, took it out today and it wouldn't read the depth correctly, said I was at 4.5 metres when I was close to 20, but the oddest part was I could hear it "ticking" as it pulses, did at 83 and 200khz. Took me a while to work out what it was so ended up turning it off I tried a factory ...
by Ikwezinz
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: The Polls
Topic: How close is too close to fish with your mates?
Replies: 33
Views: 7715

Re: How close is too close to fish with your mates?

I like to fish socially but prefer casting distance apart. Nothing worse than getting your lines crossed, especially if it's a descent fish and an avoidable threat. I'm the same, also carry a bungee for people to tie for a while, but close to enough to talk but not cross lines is better Sent from m...
by Ikwezinz
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Downscan vs chirp to replace Elite 4
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Downscan vs chirp to replace Elite 4

sk8e8 wrote:Can you fit a side scan unit?
Not sure on transducer size, so side scan over down view?


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by Ikwezinz
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Downscan vs chirp to replace Elite 4
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Downscan vs chirp to replace Elite 4

Sorry, I know this has probably been asked a lot, but I have an elite 4 that works fine, but I really don't get enough detail except for kingi's. I am thinking of upgrading to a humminbird or lowrance with downscan. I fish over sand up to 40 metres max so spend a bit of time paddling looking for fis...
by Ikwezinz
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Summer paddling pants
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Summer paddling pants

Guys, any suggestion on long pants for summer paddling, would something like polyprops under shorts work from a sun protection point of view or something like these https://m.torpedo7.co.nz/products/3JPAMN5BP/title/columbia-2015-men-s-pfg-blood-n--guts-pants" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by Ikwezinz
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: question
Replies: 26
Views: 2716

Re: question

Agree with the no fishing therefore no reports, it's been a pretty average winter, ie boat hasn't been in the water once [emoji35]



Profish 440
by Ikwezinz
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: PLB
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: PLB

Personally I rate PLB's as essential, especially with some of the paddling trips I do. I just want to throw a thought into this discussion regarding the really compact PLB's that are becoming available: I've had a look at many of them, and an opportunity to play with some of the demo units. While t...
by Ikwezinz
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: PLB
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: PLB

Thanks, time to bite the bullet



Profish 440
by Ikwezinz
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PLB
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

PLB

Guys, any one have these https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/JRE ... light---nz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Which PLB do you recommend, looking for one for kayaking and mountain biking
by Ikwezinz
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C-TUG sand wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: C-TUG sand wheels

I found them to be a big improvement over the standard Ctug wheels - still not as good as wheelez, but for the price difference I am a fan



Profish 440
by Ikwezinz
Fri May 13, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak seats
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Kayak seats

That's what I was afraid of, thanks Mike



Profish 440
by Ikwezinz
Fri May 13, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak seats
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Kayak seats

Has anyone tried using the big game seats on a Viking 440 http://kayakbattleship.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I love the 440, but dislocated my coccyx 18 months ago so can't do more than 3 hours without being in real discomfort, would rather try retrofit a seat than sell the 4...
by Ikwezinz
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sounder/GPS Clearance HumminBird save $$$ 1 Left !
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Sounder/GPS Clearance HumminBird save $$$

I was about to buy the Helix 5 DI (I have PM'd you Jason) as I like the display orientation but the above is tempting, any opinions on comparison between the 2? Also it doesn't look like the Humminbird have a quick release like the Lowrance elite 4 which is my current finder. Is that correct because...
by Ikwezinz
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surf entry rod holder
Replies: 15
Views: 2028

Re: Surf entry rod holder

Catchlotz wrote:The stainless thing all the rods are going through
Yep, where you get that from?
by Ikwezinz
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surf entry rod holder
Replies: 15
Views: 2028

Re: Surf entry rod holder

What's the front holder ?


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by Ikwezinz
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have we had a fish-finder thread yet this week ? ? ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Have we had a fish-finder thread yet this week ? ? ?

Two options I am down to so keen on any opinions please http://www.smartmarine.co.nz/products/fishfinders/fishfinders/67647/elite-5x-chirp-fishfinder-with-50-200-455-800-tran/details/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://www.kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7-Shop/#!/HUMMINBIRD-HELIX-5-D...
by Ikwezinz
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have we had a fish-finder thread yet this week ? ? ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Have we had a fish-finder thread yet this week ? ? ?

Mental wrote:The Dragonfly transducer won't fit the scupper in the 440 and will have to be an internal install where as the Humminbird should fit the 440 transducer scupper but then you won't get the CHIRP of the Dragonfly...
Thanks Mental, what's your view of Chirp vs DI given where I fish?