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by Plakkyboat
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: What's WRONG with this picture ??
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

Re: What's WRONG with this picture ??

arpie wrote:Isn't that silly?? Did you point it out to him at the time? :roll:
cheers RP
No way Roberta.

I didn't want to draw his attention to me in particular. He might seek me out later as pay back. :beye:
by Plakkyboat
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: What's WRONG with this picture ??
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

What's WRONG with this picture ??

Last Wednesday night a Qld Fisheries inspector addressed a sizable audience at a local BCF club night He said that kayakers should wear life jackets even though it was not a law in Queensland that they had to do so. Then he handed out free copies of the latest 2015-2016 Qld Recreational Boating & Fi...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6926

Re: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?

He said that a kayak owner was required to have an anchor on board and that a sea anchor would not be considered a better or suitable safety option. He's wrong. End of story. http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/~/media/msqinternet/msqfiles/home/safety/safety%20equipment%20recreational%20ships/rec_safety_equi...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6926

Re: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?

When I fished around KI I wore a surfers leg rope that was tied to the kayak, the paddle was tied to the kayak and I always wore lifejacket and wetsuit. That way if you get rolled in a strong current you and the paddle are attached to the yak and nothing drifts away from you. Excellent advice Nick....
by Plakkyboat
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6926

Re: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?

To answer the question you didn't ask. Yes, he and all of his bureaucratic mates are idiots. They are trying to apply boating rules to kayaks when our circumstances are different. We will most likely be not far over the 2nm mark anyway, maybe 3-4 max. I know some guys have had discussions with some...
by Plakkyboat
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6926

Anchoring offshore - Is it safer not to ?

Hi all, I spoke to a Qld fisheries inspector last night and he told me that kayak owners must have an EPIRB onboard their kayak (not a PLB) when beyond 2 nautical miles offshore . He explained that the shorter battery life of a PLB (than an EPIRB) was the reason that PLB's aren't acceptable. He also...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: YOUR Kayak of choice. Money is no option.
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: YOUR Kayak of choice. Money is no option.

Just thought i would ask you guys if you could pick any kayak and money wasn't an option . What would go for and why. Hi Armish, I think you meant what if money wasn't an 'obstacle' ' instead of "option" :?: . In that alternative reality, my first priority would be to buy more time. If successful, ...
by Plakkyboat
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Sikaflex 291i vs selley for FF instalation on Evo ski
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Sikaflex 291i vs selley for FF instalation on Evo ski

Here's what I used on my fibreglass hull. No problems so far. $7.95 at Bunnings. http://www.bunnings.com.au/parfix-260g-maxi-clear-sealant_p1230115 Parfix Maxi Clear is a multipurpose co-polymer sealant. This sealant works on wet surfaces and is paintable. Work on wet surfaces - Mould and mildew res...
by Plakkyboat
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: standing in kayaks
Replies: 10
Views: 4012

Re: standing in kayaks

Start on dry land with about 6 months of Tai Chi lessons including 6 months of Yoga classes. No safety vest required. Also try some water skiing this summer if you get a chance (barefoot if you can). That should enable you to maintain your skills and confidence with standing up and fishing out of yo...
by Plakkyboat
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: trolly
Replies: 19
Views: 2072

Re: trolly

Sound good Dinger.

Post some pics here after you get a 'Round Tuit' :lol:

My only advice is to find some 'fatter' wheels if you want to avoid bogging in mud and sand.
by Plakkyboat
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: trolly
Replies: 19
Views: 2072

Re: trolly

After much googling I found th commercial one called trail trekker,it looks th goods & over any terrain Hi Dinger, Looks like you may have abandoned your idea to make your own kayak trolley or perhaps you want to copy the design of the Trail Trekker. However if you've decided to buy one then it's h...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple lower troll speed with an 18lb leccy
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Simple lower troll speed with an 18lb leccy

Well done Dodge. Small, economical and even sounds practical after testing. Longevity of the bag may be interesting to note. Do you have a quick release set up for the drogue in emergencies or unexpected urgencies ? It appears that cleat next to your seat may work a treat. :grin: Also, nice rig you ...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Fibreglass kayak anchor set ups
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Fibreglass kayak anchor set ups

Fair comments Nigel. I certainly believe you are way more experienced with kayak fishing than I will probably ever become. Therefore you should know that I meant no disrespect for your choice of anchor system design or positioning. I'm not saying your system won't work as well. As mentioned in my po...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Fibreglass kayak anchor set ups
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Fibreglass kayak anchor set ups

Nigel's set up look pretty good. Personally, I would prefer to have the front anchor point of the trolley line closer to my side (not quite that far back) and out further towards the gunwales and away from the rod holder. My Kaskazi Dorado II (4.85 metres) has anchor trolley lines (2 for the bow and...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: New standards for Lifejackets now introduced.
Replies: 6
Views: 4075

Re: New standards for Lifejackets now introduced.

Don't care what they call them so long as it works when I need it . I wear a auto inflate unit which will make for an interesting exercise if I roll over and what to get back on in deep water Something that most Aust Standard users don't realize is that unless the Standard is called up in the legis...

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