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by Beast
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Bay of Plenty Region
Topic: Ohope advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Ohope advice

There's not much in the way of shops in ohope itself but 5min over the hill whk has enough to keep the wife busy for a few hours. Swell is looking good next week so getting out should be fine from the beach. If its a bit big for comfort launch at whk heads and its sheltered through the rocks. You w...
by Beast
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Bay of Plenty Region
Topic: Ohope advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Ohope advice

Hi, We're heading to Ohope for a family holiday next week, I'm after advice on some places to fish up there? Not after anyone's secret spot, just general advice for the area if possible (NB: I'm used to fishing with bait/berley in Wellington...)? Is there somewhere that had a beach with a cafe/ice-c...
by Beast
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Good compact FF plotter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Good compact FF plotter?

Lowrance Hook 4, nice and compact, f/f, charts with downscan/chirp, retail around $450 - 500. My mate has one and is very happy with it. You can scroll thru your sounder history and mark gps spots from it which is pretty cool.

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by Beast
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kapiti Island 23/09/17
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Re: Kapiti Island 23/09/17

Well done mate, that's a good paddle!

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by Beast
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Anchoring with a Float
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Anchoring with a Float

I've never had a fish wrap around the anchor rope and always have it off the stern. You just need to keep an eye on the swell - some ppl find it a little disconcerting but I've got used to it now

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by Beast
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)
Replies: 40
Views: 7743

Re: Ocean Kayak Trident 15 (2017)

Limitless did a post a while ago on sounder power consumption, I can't remember the exact numbers but I think the drain nearly halved going from full backlight compared to 70% or thereabouts. Might help your battery last longer with no noticeable difference really in visibility? Sent from my D5803 u...
by Beast
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running Rigs, drogues and anchors
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Running Rigs, drogues and anchors

I've two running rigs, one from middle to bow and the other middle to stern, on opposite sides so they don't interfere with each other. I found there had to be too much slack in the system for it too work and it was a pain either dragging in the water or catching on my legs and gear so I shortened i...
by Beast
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3955

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

That new double from Viking looks the business for fishing, not sure that it can be configured as a single though?

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by Beast
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3955

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

I own a viking 2+1 and it is great, not the fastest as a single or a double but still goes well enough for me. Plus it is light enough to easily chuck it on the roof racks :y:. The Cabo is definitely the best for paddling as a double, but is not made to paddle as a single. Agreed the cabo is a heav...
by Beast
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3955

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

Also need to consider how wide some of the doubles are, my mate has a q-kayak delta which is way wider than it needs to be. Hard to paddle and very slow. Much more stability than necessary.

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by Beast
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3955

Re: Tandem fishing kayak recommendations

Ocean kayak cabo, there's one on Trademe for $950. It's what I use, there are 3 seats, should be plenty of load capacity (250kg) and I've fitted some extra rudder pedals fit me to paddle from the centre seat by myself. http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/kayaks-canoes/kayaks/sit-on-top/auction-110414619...
by Beast
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anchor advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: anchor advice

Jaypeegee, I'd like to use 2mm line too but it would cut my hands to pieces trying to retrieve it (depending on what you mean by a hand winder - if you were winding it onto a spool with a handle of some sort so you weren't relying on using your hand to grip the rope it'd be ok). I've experimented wi...
by Beast
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anchor advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: anchor advice

Mikeaqua what knot do you use with your mono breakaway? I struggle to get anything to stay without slipping so I use a small cable tie for mine at present.

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by Beast
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maybe not.
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

Re: Maybe not.

Cray pots are good to fish around out there. The crays live in pretty much the same place as the cod so find a buoy and fish next to it...
by Beast
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Old Town, Predator 13
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Re: Old Town, Predator 13

I think it'd probably be fine for a drogue but I'm not sure you'd be able to reach far enough forward or backward to safely anchor on the bottom, mind you the current and wind here mean that is much more common than using drogues. I got around the washing line/tangled effect by having two running ri...
by Beast
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Rigging and Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Old Town, Predator 13
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Re: Old Town, Predator 13

IMG_0752.JPG i decided some time ago that i didn't want a running rig again - too many bits of string just generally getting in the way and making the kayak look like a floating washing line so i bought a railblaza mounting eye and a quick release shackle: IMG_0754.JPG after a bit more thought i re...
by Beast
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Set/long lining set ups.
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Set/long lining set ups.

How far apart are your crimps and how heavy do you think the backbone needs to be? I like the clip on the kayak idea, makes really good sense! Thanks. Kept it simple. Loop for bouy, 30m dropper, loop for anchor, crimp every 2m x 50, loop for anchor, 30m dropper, loop for bouy. Bought a cheap hank f...
by Beast
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Set/long lining set ups.
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Set/long lining set ups.

How far apart are your crimps and how heavy do you think the backbone needs to be? I like the clip on the kayak idea, makes really good sense! Thanks.
by Beast
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Quick release running rig vid
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: Quick release running rig vid

Cut the existing running rig down so it is one continous running rig from the bow to stern pullies joined by a ss ring. Attach a 3mm cord about 5 metres long to your existing anchor set up with float. Pass that 3mm cord thru the ring and attach by a loop to a clip on the side of the kayak where you...
by Beast
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Quick release running rig vid
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: Quick release running rig vid

For whatever reason you wish (e.g. fighting a fish) you can release your anchor in a hurry from a clip next to your seat (or wherever within easy grasp) instead of having to run the anchor trolley back to you and do it then. Basically there's a length of rope on the kayak side of the anchor winder t...