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by Plakkyboat
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Great works well I assume it's lighter than the conventional brass ,cooper or stainless units. Note you where working alone pumping and picking up. Stating the obvious I use a garden sieve to blow the sand into then drag it through the water to reveal my catch when I don't have a helper. Nice work ...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Moving to QLD - Fishing Help
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Moving to QLD - Fishing Help

From a kayak in that area, your biggest challenge will be to avoid the jet skis...... :beye: Otherwise the fishing on the GC and surrounding areas will undoubtedly provide you with many exciting new expereinces. Local clubs are your best bet for local knowledge. All the best for 2016 and beyond with...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Okay here's the video...Enjoy !

by Plakkyboat
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Well done, paul! Awesome job! I still have an old Alvey one somewhere ..... :wink: I remember my Dad had an old brass one - I think my brother has it now. Yours would work just as well, I reckon, if not better!! :gu: See if you can get some video of it 'in action'! That would be neat! :wink: cheers...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Rock Gardening for the uninitiated
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Rock Gardening for the uninitiated

Hi all, I just came across this amazing video. Perhaps like me, you've never heard of "rock gardening" until you watch this clip. Next time you ocean kayak fish near some rocky outcrops, think about how these guys handle getting up close and personal with the terrain. It looks even better if you use...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Climate change moves a river mouth
Replies: 35
Views: 1583

Re: Climate change moves a river mouth

Hi LB With over 50 years of personal memories of the movements with the mouth of this particular river, and being of a third generation in the area, this is a major major change from my perspective. True, we have had many cyclones and floods in the past but the magnitide is vastly different and reco...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Climate change moves a river mouth
Replies: 35
Views: 1583

Climate change moves a river mouth

Hi all. Climate change, eg massive floods and destructive winds have affected a lot of us along the east coast of Qld and NSW. Last week I came to realise some more of the major visual effects that climate change has had on one of my local rivers in recent years. I have 3 local rivers to choose from...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: I need some help here please guys/girls!!
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: I need some help here please guys/girls!!

If budget is your issue, then you probably should look at the second hand market. As for the choice between Stealth and Hobie.....they are two very different beasts....almost like comparing apples to oranges....both fruit and both very different in so many ways. Try before you buy. Listen to experie...
by Plakkyboat
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Electronic tagging of your kayak against theft
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Electronic tagging of your kayak against theft

Because of the outlay to buy some models of Hobie, I can understand why they would be right up there on the list of things worth stealing for some low-life individuals. Aside from that guy being referred to as an "old bloke" :?: the experience for anyone (regardless of age) as a victim of this type ...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Aldi action cam, any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Aldi action cam, any good?

Hi Manny,
Aldi have a pretty good 60 day 'returns policy'.
For a mere $90 outlay it may be worth the effort to line up and battle the queues to get one. :grin:
If you get one, make sure you post a report of your findings.
by Plakkyboat
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Well done, paul! Awesome job! I still have an old Alvey one somewhere ..... :wink: I remember my Dad had an old brass one - I think my brother has it now. Yours would work just as well, I reckon, if not better!! :gu: See if you can get some video of it 'in action'! That would be neat! :wink: cheers...
by Plakkyboat
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Hi all, Just finished my first (rough finish) version of a basic DIY yabbie pump made from mostly pvc parts. There are several videos online that demonstrate ideas. My design is similar but somewhat unique by comparison with the handle attachment method. The main tube is 610mm of standard 50mm pvc p...
by Plakkyboat
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: The SHRIMP UTE.....Mk1, Mk2 and finally Mk3
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: The SHRIMP UTE.....Mk1 and Mk2

Well done Dodge. I'm just about to make something similar to keep freshly pumped Yabbies in good nick for the day. I want to use a piece of 90mm stormwater pipe but haven't yet figured out a design for a pointed/tapered end so I can tow it behind (not using a leccy). Below is a pic of a new product ...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Anchor Rigging System
Replies: 16
Views: 2986

Re: Anchor Rigging System

point to consider - those rubber ramset things are rated at 5kg. a good jerk and they come out. and they leave a nice decent sized hole near the waterline. i had a play round with them last week for my outriggers at the rear where i cant access the inside of the yak and it didnt take much to make t...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: trolly
Replies: 19
Views: 2072

Re: trolly

Excellent job there Alex. Thanks for sharing and showing the details.
Love the lime green colour of your ski.

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