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by Big Manly Yaka
Thu May 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glass and Rocky Beaches
Replies: 21
Views: 3474

Re: Glass and Rocky Beaches

I'm a Stealth owner too, but I'm still a little precious about it. I normally wheel or carry it as close to waters edge as possible, dragging an absolute minimum. On rocky beaches (Think Jones Bay) I've set up on the grass then had help to carry it into the water and jump on. On other occasions I've...
by Big Manly Yaka
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nautical Chart Software
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Nautical Chart Software

"But you can't search for lat/long coordinates with the web version. Is that correct? It says feature available in mobile app only." Yeah there are a few things you can't do on the web app, understandable as its free and they are still trying to sell the full version. They have added things to it t...
by Big Manly Yaka
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nautical Chart Software
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Nautical Chart Software

Navionics website is pretty easy to use if you've got internet access:

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by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking to upgrade - Stealth Kayaks
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Looking to upgrade - Stealth Kayaks

Yeah I really liked the 525 too, quite a bit quicker, but I just liked that extra bit of stability in the Fisha. That Evo 465 you've gone with looks great Doc, so much faster than plastic aye! I've been pulled sideways by decent fish in the Fisha and have not felt like going over, so I think you get...
by Big Manly Yaka
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking to upgrade - Stealth Kayaks
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Looking to upgrade - Stealth Kayaks

HI Doc I've recently upgraded to a Stealth Fisha500 from a Viking Profish400 lite, which I'd owned for about 4-5 years. The difference in paddling is quite something, very quick and easy to get through the water. I do quite a bit of fishing with it and they are designed for that purpose, although li...
by Big Manly Yaka
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Soft Roof Racks
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: Soft Roof Racks

some time back we were without a vehicle with a towbar (i normally trailer my yak) and not wanting to put the yak on the roof on my new car I was resigned to use my wife's 'cyber green' VW beetle, (which came with the dashboard flower holder). I borrowed some softracks off a mate and strapped it thr...
by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...

Thanks it would be great to see and hear from someone who has success with this. You're a brave man cutting a hole in the hull for the proper thu hull transducer, but I guess a lot of boaties do it on more expensive bits of fibreglass. Be great to see how your Dragonfly setup went as I really like t...
by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: That Sinking Feeling In the Coromandel...

Yep I would have been scurrying back to shore in a flash if I thought I was sinking! Mental can I ask how you fitted the transducer for your sounder? I've recently bought a Stealth and have yet to purchase a FF, but would appreciate any feedback you have on fitting them on these yaks before I decide...
by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: live bait.
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: live bait.

yep dropping unbaited sabiki into schools usually is enough off the yak, although when its tough small bits of squid or bait can help. A good tip is to cut down the longer sabiki's to just 3 hooks, anything more can be a pain in the neck on the yak. Keeping them alive on the yak can be as simple as ...
by Big Manly Yaka
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD Viking 400 lite + goodies
Replies: 14
Views: 2660

Re: FS: Viking 400 lite + goodies

Thought this would have gone in a flash, nice rig mate, and they are such good fishing platforms.
by Big Manly Yaka
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation: its time to stop blaming the commercial guys
Replies: 65
Views: 6525

Re: Conservation: its time to stop blaming the commercial guys

Lespresso of those 100 fish between 30 and 40 cm there will be a percentage that will die or have a shorter lifespan anyway despite your careful handling. So if you are really concerned, keep anything over 30, then when you reach your limit stop fishing.
by Big Manly Yaka
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS - Rola Roof Racks to fit : Highlander / X Trail / Captiva
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: FS - Rola Roof Racks to fit : Highlander / X Trail / Captiva

Thanks Steve, they fit well on the murk, just need to refit them with those plastic gap fillers to stop the whistling on the motorway!
Cheers
by Big Manly Yaka
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle
Replies: 23
Views: 3352

Re: Paddle

Whats the opinion on the eco-shaped shafts? are they much more comfortable to use? I imagine it would be a bit like the ezy bars at the gym?
by Big Manly Yaka
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: ASSASSIN COMPOSITES Kayak update.
Replies: 144
Views: 22598

Re: ASSASSIN COMPOSITES Kayak update

What will you use the innegra for, as a layer of the laminate or just as reinforcement in certain area's?
by Big Manly Yaka
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whangaparoa peninsula
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Whangaparoa peninsula

AB can get a bit of breeze coming through the 'flat gap' if its got too much southerly in it, but you can go to the west end of the beach and hide in the shadow of the cliffs. You can also head around to the east and shelter in the headland, but if it gets more westerly its a decent paddle back into...
by Big Manly Yaka
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Longline tactics
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

Re: Longline tactics

I used to set a longline in our bay a few years ago, (exclusively plastics/lures now) it was quite productive, usually had couple of snapper and couple of Gurnards each outing. I bought it from a guy who makes them in Coromandal and used to sell them on Trademe, not sure if he still does. The setup ...
by Big Manly Yaka
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Profish 400 lite or GT
Replies: 27
Views: 3845

Re: Profish 400 lite or GT

Unsure on the GT, but I had a Scrambler II now have a PF400Lite, no comparison. My wife still has her Scrambler and I jump in it now and then if I take out a newbie using my PF400. The Scrambler has much less stability, the PF400 cockpit layout is much better, more storage, rod holders, more room fo...
by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rusty hooks
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Rusty hooks

if you soak them in Coca-Cola over night they come up good again, or vinegar but its not quite as good.
by Big Manly Yaka
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stealth Kayak Opinions...
Replies: 66
Views: 7812

Re: Stealth Kayak Opinions...

Hi YSF, is there any update to these being available in NZ and any pricing? I recently was in QLD and arranged a test paddle with Dennis of the PF525 and the Fisha500. Loved both of them, probably more so the 525, but the price difference (in Aus) put me off a bit. I'd love to hear you have a contai...
by Big Manly Yaka
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FS. Kaskazi Marlin
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: FS. Kaskazi Marlin

Yes I went and looked at that Stealth, I was tempted as it is a nice yak and in good condition. I had a paddle in a couple of Stealths recently in Aussie, the ProFisha525 and the Fisha 500. Very nice, a bit skinnier than I'm used to but still quite stable. Would love to get a new one but by the time...