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by dedant
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: VHF Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: VHF Radios

Shiny new wireless has arrived in the post. FYI Coastgaurd course for Maritime VHF Radio Cerificate is $90 for the online course or $125 for the 6 hour classroom option. Jaysus that's gone up in the last couple of years! I sat the course as part of the Boatmaster cert. around 1994 ish. Can’t rememb...
by dedant
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

So the paddle I got with my yak is pretty rubbish, a local sports shop is having a closing down sale, as a result they have some Viking paddles going cheap. Is it a sin to paddle a OK with a Viking paddle?? Alternatively are there any recommendations for a half decent paddle under $100 No , and no :)
by dedant
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Kayak holders
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Kayak holders

Will they fit euro style wing bars?
by dedant
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Schecter wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:14 pm


Now I have to find another client that wants to sell their Stealth, PDL or Jetski :lol:
Chase the Stealth, bro, you won’t regret it 8)
by dedant
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 955 Meters
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: 955 Meters

I understand the situation with your kids. Most of my neighbours have work based in Auckland, but work from home. I seem to be the only mug that gets out of bed at 0630 every morning to go to work. Could you work from home in the future? 6:30? Luxury! I need to set the alarm for 5 to start at 7 . 2...
by dedant
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Cool. Enjoy. Drilling that first hole in your new pride and joy is the hardest one to drill. :D
by dedant
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

Everything needed either in or on the hatch. Line clippers in pfd pocket. I also carry when softbaiting and micro jigs, small extra split ring pliers, braid scissors as back up and a knife on my pfd
by dedant
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Pliers/multi tools
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Fishing Pliers/multi tools

I used the Catch brand pliers for a while, they lost the split ring part ( it just sort of got misshaped) Won in a spot prize some Edge brand, much nicer. Great when using kabura/slider or lucanus type things with the small assist hooks. Also releasing off jig heads whilst the fish is still in the w...
by dedant
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Chart Query @ Matauri Bay

Could it have been the 5knot restriction
by dedant
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi from Gisborne
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Hi from Gisborne

They are in Hexton, just down the road from where R&V is held. Some debate over “durability “ easy to repair glass, but gelcoat shows the scratches , can be repainted but. There are a couple of guys I know paddling the new 555 Fisha, absolutely rave about them. They are both 6ft though, I’m not. I’m...
by dedant
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi from Gisborne
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Hi from Gisborne

Complete with rudder, four rod holders, I added a railblazer mount forward of the hatch on mine to plonk the rod into after landing fish. They have a different “ feel” but I’m too unco to ride a bicycle or skate board and are not a proficient paddler but I loved my Fisha 500, ex demo it was $2G , ne...
by dedant
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi from Gisborne
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Hi from Gisborne

Considered a Stealth? Fishability , rod storage , weight on and off the car, ease of paddling, great surf ability ( depends on model) , and glass is just plain classy :D
by dedant
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Schiskafish wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:43 pm
That looks like the old green mamba, :)
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Correct! 💚
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Ryan has a blue and white banded Fisha460 that I really want to put my name on. 8)
by dedant
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Members
Topic: Saving pennies for first yak
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: Saving pennies for first yak

Do not overlook stealth kayaks. They are a paddlers kayak. The most comfortable seating position Ive ever sat in. Despite what sceptics think they are plenty stable enough. And if you're not convinced... Their looks alone should turn heads :wasntme: The stealth is the perfect balance between ease o...
by dedant
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?

If you can stretch your budget a little bit. There is a really good deal going on an ocean kayak trident 4.3 , complete with everything you could want. Rod an reel, pfd, vhf, c tug etc, $1500 , it’s on Facebook, kayak fishing page.
by dedant
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Starting my K/F addiction, budget $800-$1200?

Great back up and support too from Charlie with the reef kayaks
by dedant
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kayak Fishing Life Jackets
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Kayak Fishing Life Jackets

I can only comment on the first one , NRS Chinook is what I have. $99 on special I paid for it , five years on its still good.
by dedant
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted surf kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Wanted surf kayak

There was a Stealth Surfisha 470 available a while back. Don’t know where it ending up? Looked really good though. Could be a few old goat boats pop up on TradeMe?
by dedant
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Kayak suggestions, budget $800-$1200?

Second hand Viking 400 fits your criteria and budget. Also the Reef Kayaks, have a good deal usually around $1000, :y:
by dedant
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Tackle and Accessories
Topic: snapper
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: snapper

Get out on the water. Seriously, there are more ways to catch snapper than I can type. Follow Rob Forts Reel Screaming Kayaks on You Tube, and jump in with a kayak fishing club, plenty of on water advice to be had.