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by sharkey
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shark Q & A
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: Shark Q & A

Cheers paddlesnap..always good to get feedback....forum is a great teacher
by sharkey
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shark Q & A
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: Shark Q & A

Every now and again this topic arises ........all good advise given.......my nickname Sharky was earned because these finned fellas tend to take a liking to me. This is my rule from experience......BE Nice...Get Nice.... ie if you don't act aggressive playing your hooked shark, generally you'll be a...
by sharkey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance Company's
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Insurance Company's

Thanks Pointloader.........it seems kayak insurance together with kayak accessories cover is still a grey area with insurance companies :headbang: :headbang: ........with many items also qualifying under your house and contents policy as well.....most have a cap of $500.00 total, I've gone with the ...
by sharkey
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance Company's
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Insurance Company's

Hey Manlyman is you're AMI policy a windsurfer or boat/marine category......they charge me much more,I'm on a boat marine policy....

Has anyone ever claimed and been paid out ...and at what % of actual value
by sharkey
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Locator Beacon
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Personal Locator Beacon

I went for the cheaper Aussie GME which is nearly twice the bulk and weight of it's American models like Mc Murdo and ACR, ie: 220grams vs 125grams however mine carries the same features, I maybe should have not been so scroogy. I don't intend to carry this expensive unit on my person, but to have a...
by sharkey
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Locator Beacon
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Personal Locator Beacon

With some financial assistance from the missus, I brought myself a GME GPS PLB for my 58th birthday yesterday. Agewise, I'm clocking up the miles and I've noticed I'm not the only one with a few grey hairs. Here's the thing, VHF has a limited range and can be real fickle at times.......mobiles. hmmm...
by sharkey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki, Tuna and Turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: Taranaki, Tuna and Turtles

:y: wow another great flick.......ate all my popcorn and my finger..lol.....geez that was entertaining.......nice control coming thru the surf, good skills mate.....cheers :beer:
by sharkey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Naki Classic Report
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: Another Naki Classic Report

:y: :clap: that was awesome.......I'm inspired....going shake the dust off my old cam......and get some editing lessons......well done mate :y:
by sharkey
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic

Enjoyed the movie............nice golden snapper there mate......damn good eating....... :y: :beer: ...
by sharkey
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Naki Classic weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: My Naki Classic weekend

:y: Yep nice TR, good to hear stories from all the different locations fished..........hard to predict the Naki swell and weather patterns that change so fast.....the 20knot SW Sat blow fizzled.......I changed location plans ...big mistake, but what a great weekend :y: ...and I see the 20knot SW cam...
by sharkey
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 7up in Taraniaki
Replies: 32
Views: 990

Re: 7up in Taraniaki

:sweat: Mate, I know your pain......years ago I was surfing in Oz.....was a bit younger and thinner then.......had one of those critters scoop into my shorts during a wipeout.......my private bits got the jellyfish's whip.........worse thing it kept stinging cause I couldn't take my shorts off :worr...
by sharkey
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snapper fillet unlike all others.....
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Snapper fillet unlike all others.....

Yep I've come across this prob too....watery , milky spent looking flesh.........happens a bit after breeding season, some fish don't put on condition again......and no doubt there are sick fish too, probably got a few stainless hooks in there guts making life awkward.........anyways I have no probl...
by sharkey
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Monster kingi...
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Monster kingi...

Well done Nick, lifetime fish....nice shot......bet you got a mammoth battle before sticken it..... you didn't happen to find a 7inch NC shad in his guts did ya? ...lol
by sharkey
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: F.S Viking profish 400lite
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: F.S Viking profish 400lite

wow great deal with the pod....I got one of these or I'd be in for sure. :y:
by sharkey
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Track Shipping in your area (plus aircraft now)
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: Track Shipping in your area (plus aircraft now)

:y: thanks Destin, great tool to have if your miles off the coast chasing Tuna/Puka etc.........makes me feel a bit safer knowing whats about......the skippers of those coastal cargo ships will probably be running gps plotted courses , we're obliged by maritime law to give way....basically they can ...
by sharkey
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great service from Marine Deals
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Great service from Marine Deals

Hmmm.......put them in the bin Hmmmmm......stay away from these nano things...in the perfect environment on board a roomy vessel, MAYBE.....on a yak....forget it, mine (6 -10kg)snapped with hardly any strain when I hooked onto a bit of seaweed.....yes a little bunch of weed was enough to snap it lik...
by sharkey
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone know of good shark spots around Auckland
Replies: 40
Views: 1884

Re: anyone know of good shark spots around Auckland

Fish with me bro...........others chose my name...........as previously posted "careful what you ask for"............... :^)
by sharkey
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Guru's Birthday today
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: Kayak Guru's Birthday today

Happy birthday champ :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
by sharkey
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overnight Parking for Hauraki Gulf Island Camping
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Overnight Parking for Hauraki Gulf Island Camping

Hey snakebite, next time you're planning an overnighter give us pm, there's a small bunch of us that are keen for that. Good spot to take the freedive gear to & grab some Scallies and maybe spear the odd JD.That's a damn fine Hobbie set-up I saw you hauling down the beach...must have weighed a ton, ...
by sharkey
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Papa Aroha 9/10 Nov
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Papa Aroha 9/10 Nov

:y: Nice chunky fish, plenty of Fish n chips there...nice one :beer: .....photos show calm weather...damn I had to work that weekend.....hopefully be there next year.