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by dedant
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

I wish I avoided my Hook2 unit , it is crap. go for Garmin Striker plus.
by dedant
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Is a sub-$500 set-up worth it or save a bit more?

I wish I avoided my Hook2 unit , it is crap. go for Garmin Striker plus.
by dedant
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Newby in Wanganui with some Newby questions
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Newby in Wanganui with some Newby questions

Yes to everything Janet said :y: Cheap leggings and a sun proof long sleeved shirt and gloves will save you from the horrors of maximum burning you can get when sitting so close to the mirror effect of the waters surface over summer, add a stowaway style waterproof / windproof rain jacket also. Have...
by dedant
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roof Rack Set up advice
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Roof Rack Set up advice

Sounds like you're on top of it. Just take it easy with the ratchet tie downs! They only need to be snug enough to hold down not so tight that they deform your hull .
by dedant
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Sold Stradic 4000 ci4+
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Stradic 4000 ci4+

This big? :lol: Great reel for the money. Smooth drag helps with knocking them over
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by dedant
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitemata 23/11
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Waitemata 23/11

Cool. I have been wanting to do an after work evening blast over to Rangitoto soon.
Snapper and squid I hope 😊
by dedant
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Auckland Region
Topic: Tying onto bean rock
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Tying onto bean rock

Stay off craypots. The bouys are private property and the owner(s) could get more than a little peeved.
by dedant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yak name decals
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Yak name decals

Jason Walker aka Mental , founder and admin for this very site 😉
by dedant
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For sale
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: For sale

Where is pick up from?
by dedant
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018

Awesome feed on Saturday night. Fantastic effort by all involved. Thanks Janet and Rob for all the hard work you put into this event.
Next year I hope to actually fish too!
by dedant
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Forts Meet Up Accomodation
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Rob Forts Meet Up Accomodation

Outdoor Phone Store Mark ! If you can handle Android. Best buy I have made in a long long time 8)
by dedant
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Handheld vhf marine radio
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: WANTED: Handheld vhf marine radio

Have you seen Marine Deals? They often have good specials.
by dedant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: SAROP underway at Cavallis - Drifting kayak

That reminds me, I should register the current kayak with Coastguard. They still have my details and my old 440 on record.
by dedant
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Hawke's Bay pair 'lucky to be alive' after close encounter with great white shark

The reason they circle around an bump a few times is because food tastes better once the shit has been scared out of it !
by dedant
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Competitions and Events
Topic: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: COROMANDEL KAYAK ADVENTURES GET TOGETHER 2018

I can't make the fishing now due to moving house.
by dedant
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Hobie Kayaks
Topic: New Outback
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: New Outback

Cheers Tony, we have only just sold our house and are moving soon so the next month is going to be a bit hectic.
by dedant
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: Braid snapping

I had issues with the Exceed Tournament braid. 12 lb was thinner than anything else I found, but it broke very easily and had weak knot strength ,and didn't cast off the spinning reel well at all. May have been better on a baitcaster but I took it off after the first session and replaced it.
by dedant
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: Braid snapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: Braid snapping

Standards vary with stated breaking strains. Better to use line thickness as a guide to what you end up with. You may find a thinner braid with a higher " breaking point" or even a thicker braid with less. You might have a damaged guide on the rod you are using that is causing failure of your line o...
by dedant
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

UH radios are not Marine VHF . Different frequencies and criteria.
Some VHF channels have repeater stations, weather channels , established ship to shore channels etc.
UHF have line of sight and no (?) regs ?
by dedant
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

NOT just larger boats or fixed units but ALL operators of Marine VHF radios must be licensed. Unless in a strictly emergency situation. The license is easy as to get you can apply and sit the test for it online. The VHF is first, cellphone is backup usually. Even 5-6 W units have a surprisingly limi...