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To discuss safety issues and their direct affects on kayaks and kayak fishing. Do it but do it safely!
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williamthegrate
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Kayak Make: viking
Kayak Model: profish 440
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Location: hamilton

Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:23 pm

Dose any know or think what the best one to buy is I'm looking at getten the nrs fishermen best are they good or not
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Winch
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Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:25 pm

I dont think a PFD is going to help you there mate :lol:

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FatherOfMany
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Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:50 am

Winch wrote:I dont think a PFD is going to help you there mate :lol:
My exact thought
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aqua bee
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Kayak Model: 400 lite

Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:11 pm

:x jeepers maybe a big stick might be better
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STRAY DOG
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Kayak Make: OCEAN KAYAK,viking
Kayak Model: PROWLER4.3,4.1 ,pro fish 440
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Location: NORTHLAND WEST COAST

Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:22 pm

I was thinking one loaded with a 50 cal semi :P or a Arnee styles 12 g pumps :tmi:

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gibro712
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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler Ultra 4.3
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5027
Location: Wellington

Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:45 pm

I guess as long as you can store securely and conveniently your VHF and Epirb, and it has a high back on it, you can't really go wrong...

Personally I use http://www.nrs.com/product/2157/nrs-cvest-mesh-back-pfd" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which ticks all of the above boxes imo

You may need to rethink your approach if you plan on sharing with those critters
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yak64
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Location: Haumoana

Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:49 pm

I have a NRS c vest and thoroughly recommend it. It is well designed, comfortable has heaps of pockets including the radio one. Also since having this i have never once been bothered by crocs. Certainly ticks all the safety boxes for me. :)

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awondering
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Kayak Model: Viking PF400 Custom Black
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Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:22 pm

I also had an NRS would I get another ??? hmmm doubt it, it frayed and went from orange to shade not recognizable in a short time :!: BUT in saying that I was lead to believe the new ones are a little more fade resistant , perhaps Limitless can update us on the one he is/was using...
I procrastinated for ages and bought a new Palm Kaikoura from the UK(It was too good deal at the time not to get), to date no fading, way more comfortable its just a better finished unit all-round IMHO ...

Madmike must of been using the Astral for a while now, be interested to see how they are going?

Here is a pic of Tech`s NRS looks better than my old one (link Below)and also the Palm Kaikoura(new Model) I think NZ is still on 4 year old models and there has been some good improvements to it...

http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... ra#p206077

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