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Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:26 pm

Oh well, guess I'm in the market for a new FF battery.

You might not want to read the rest of the article, but squiz over the paragraph "The Hopeless Fisherman at his best" which this link takes you to:)

http://hopelessfisherman.co.nz/2017/12/ ... days/#kfnc
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Marc N
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am

VALKOHAI

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FatherOfMany
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:36 pm

Marc N wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:43 am
I got one of these, beaut!

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/12v-1-3ah-sla-battery/p/SB2480
Surely not... 1.3AH will last 1.3 minutes on my Helix 7:) Did you maybe get the same with @ 9AH?
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:40 pm

Well I suppose I've used the FishFinder about 3 hrs and the battery is still over 12v

But then it's a Humminbird, older, black and white, non GPS, one.

Maybe the Humminbird is frugal, not having much in the way of sophistication :)
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 pm

Yeah, Helix 7 is humminbird as well, but with GPS and 7" screen.

I think 12V is only like 20-40% charge?

Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but I suspect your battery's not going to last very long. Anyway, I do 6+ hour stretches on the water and then a 9AH battery takes strain with this Helix 7.
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 pm

In case anyone happened to read that completely off-topic blog post of mine, I lasted 7 days on the water fast and managed to lose 9.7kgs. Not a bad start to the year!!
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

Kayak Fishing Auckland

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Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:45 pm

Well done!,

I'm only down 2Kg, but I'm not trying too hard. I'm really happy with how much Kayaking I can do before I get tired.

So this time next year, I'll be thin and old, instead of fat and old. :)
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