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by Plakkyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: learn how to stand on a kayak!!
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

This is starting to sound like and informercial instead of a discussion. :roll: :?: :wink: :lol:

Perhaps this post belongs here:
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by Plakkyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Sleeve for Sun Protection
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Sleeve for Sun Protection

Great suggestion there Dodge. Excellent way to modify your favourite shorts or short sleeve shirts for kayaking and fishing. Personally, I like loose clothing for fishing and kayaking in general. Unfortunately both of those products you refer to look quite tight against the skin. Okay if you are a b...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Shark shield or not to shark shield??
Replies: 29
Views: 1196

Re: Shark shield or not to shark shield??

Interesting read. Food for thought. The term 'acceptable risk' comes to mind when comparing the shark attack risk for a kayaker to the 'death by car' risk for anyone who drives/commutes on our roads today. Does anyone here know the stats for kayakers injured or killed by sharks around the Australian...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: learn how to stand on a kayak!!
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: learn how to stand on a kayak!!

Viking is not the only kayak/ski that you can stand up in (during ideal contitions) At the moment brands like Stealth and Kaskazi seem to have market domination in regards to being able to easily carry a 7 ft rod and/or several long pelacics or simply lot of "stuff" inside the hull via a centre hatc...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: How to measure distance on your kayak? HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: How to measure distance on your kayak? HELP

Back in the bad old days before technology provided us with GPS, I recall using my depth sounder to match depths on charts and memorised a combination of local landmark positions (sighted at least 90 degrees apart) to get me back to the same spot without too many hastles. That worked well for me. Th...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Sailing rig
Replies: 23
Views: 1965

Re: Sailing rig

I recently bought 2 Falcon sails from USA. They have arrived in Australia but still sitting with the freight Co. Polycarbon mast, rigging, a 1m2 sail and a 1.3m2 sail. I'm fitting it to a Percetion 13.5 Tribe SOT tandem kayak. Not gonna use leeboards or a rudder Wasnt cheap but. :smart: Hi mb Sound...
by Plakkyboat
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Sailing rig
Replies: 23
Views: 1965

Re: Sailing rig

Yes, sea dog sail. No, no reefing holes. It twists off quite well in a gust with the shock cord in the sheet rope and forestay. I did think about It though. Thanks for the links. I usually access this site via a phone or iPad though. I am going 7 days at the moment so a bit time poor. Why would eve...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Sailing rig
Replies: 23
Views: 1965

Re: Sailing rig

Same sail. I've rigged both the sea kayak and the paddle yak to take it. I just downloaded a resizer but the photo quality has gone to crap. Hope you get some detail from the rigging. Even with my glasses on, there's not much detail to see in those "mini" pics. :grin: Is that a Sea Dog sail ? If so...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Sailing rig
Replies: 23
Views: 1965

Re: Sailing rig

There is at 5 magnitudes of complexity there that don't need to be there on a rig that small. If I could be arsed mucking around with photo sizes I'd post a couple of pics of my rig as a comparison. Aussies lead the rest at sea kayak sailing. Looking forward to seeing your sail pics in detail gbc. ...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: KayakLog App
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: KayakLog App

Hey Nigel, Thanks for letting us know about that particular app. I like the idea of having a log record within the app. It seems to have all the 'bells and whistles but I just read the details on the app website and it appears that this app is only free to use 5 times to test it out. After that you ...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Look what our PM paddles
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Look what our PM paddles

What, no mods.
Too busy I guess... :grin:
by Plakkyboat
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Simple trolley wheel lynch pin fix
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Simple trolley wheel lynch pin fix

Hey Mike, Have you thought of using a stainless steel locking split pin ? Locking Split Pins.jpg I used a cable tie on my Ctug because the locking mechanism Railblaza uses kept slipping into the removal position although the wheels didn't get to fall off before I noticed the issue. It works for me b...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Trailer for two kayaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: Trailer for two kayaks

Now that's a practical design. I'd certainly use a quality padlock to help keep that beast attached to my car when I got back and maybe even a security system on that cool rod rack too.....
Thanks for sharing.
by Plakkyboat
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Pedalfish 10 Fit Out
Replies: 17
Views: 2993

Re: Pedalfish 10 Fit Out

Hi Mr B. Your video was excellent. Pedal is a great concept but not necessarily 'better' than paddling. It's a personal choice and undoubtedly has merit with certain craft designs and in certain conditions. Having said that I would gladly get a Pedalfish or a pedal Hobie tomorrow if my budget/wife (...

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