Kayak fishermen's car parking conundrum.

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Marc N
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:00 am

Because I'm a contrarian, I've noted a few things, about where I can park my car, when I roofrack my Kayak to the water.

Here in the big smoke, it seems, you can't just park your car and go fishing, unless you have a boat trailer attached, or you park in a normal spot that's usually limited to 120 minutes.

This is the case at Birkenhead wharf and at Takapuna boat ramp.

So, a Kayak is a boat, and the 'park all day' spots that are reserved for 'boats with trailers attached', are not available to me, as a roofracked car is just a car, despite me being a boatie just like the others.

Why should Kayak fishermen be disadvantaged when it comes to heading out on the water, for a few or more hours?

I had a quick chat to a parking control officer, at Birkenhead recently and I asked, where I could park for a few hours? He helpfully pointed out a large stretch of boat ramp adjacent parking, that had had, it's signs removed. Problem solved at Birkenhead.

Now at Takapuna boat ramp, it's either a boat trailer attached, or 120 minutes, or on the street half way to Milford...

Then I had an idea.... See below:

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My thoughts: it is (when a kayak is on it) a trailer, further it is attached to the car. Four hours, no ticket.

No fish either, but Monday was such a beautiful day, I had a good time paddling about with orange sliders, 8km in all, a good day.
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Kingfish killer
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:55 pm

I wouldn't bother with Takapuna boat ramp . Drive to Narrowneck , plenty of parking or even Castor Bay .

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Marc N
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:33 am

Yes I've been thinking about joining the fray at Narrow Neck, once my skill levels are such that I can keep up with the elites... :)
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:06 pm

Army Bay is another option...
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