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by Plakkyboat
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look
Replies: 18
Views: 6834

Re: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look

Source make top quality hydration from what I understand. That is a very neat way of plumbing it into the boat. As mentioned I want mine in my PFD as if I did end up in the water and the kayak blows away I don't want to get dehydrated waiting for the chopper! Can't say I ever clean my bladders :gu:...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look
Replies: 18
Views: 6834

Re: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look

Also forgot to mention, I am just back from the trip out to the Palm Islands. So after 75km in the new jacket - what is there to say? ........... Sound like your fitness levels are nothing short of "bloody amazing". :lek: I've certainly experienced being 'young and fit' but 'oldish and fit' current...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look
Replies: 18
Views: 6834

Re: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look

What brand and model 3 litre bladder do you use? I have a Camelback Antidote Reservoir (3l). I wouldn't particularly recommend for or against it. It happened to be on sale once when I had an order for gear from the USA (remember when the Aussie was $1.10? :grin: ) so got it then on a whim. Before t...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look
Replies: 18
Views: 6834

Re: Palm Kaikoura Tour PFD – First Look

Yeah, always carry a 3l bladder full in my old PFD as well. I have also been told that the weight high on your torso is not good for paddling efficiency, but I wouldn't be without it up here. Never paddled without, so don't really know better Hi NorthSIKer, Thanks for posting a detailed report on y...
by Plakkyboat
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: My DIY Trolley
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: My DIY Trolley

Here you go Paul. Nice fit Arm. Making rod supports on the trolley in that position is nothing short of a brilliant idea. Those wheels next to your yak look like all terrain wheels too. :wink: However the ones you've got look like they will do the job well. Also I'm guessing the angle of those bars...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Kayak and Fishing Questions
Topic: Stealth Fisha 460 vs Surf Fisha 470
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: Stealth Fisha 460 vs Surf Fisha 470

Thanks mate. Quick question though, when storing your ski, I'm assuming you cant just leave the stealths on concrete like I would with a plastic yak. Do people store them on a couple of towels? My 4.85M (not Stealth) ski is stored on my bed, next to me and my wife sleeps in the room next door.........
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: Something different before work last Wednesday
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Something different before work last Wednesday

Love seeing that large Barracudas are still out there. I used to catch and eat their little brothers in South Australia just south of Adelaide back in the early 80s. Reminds me of the monster sized teeth bearing Barracuda I came very close to whilst diving/spearing off Fraser Island about 45yrs ago ...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: OffShore Reports
Topic: Coffs H. Mackerel catch and release experiment #1
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Coffs H. Mackerel catch and release experiment #1

Great promo for catch and release. Except for some self serving politicians and certain industry leaders, I like to think that most people are pro sustainability in the lucky country. Fishing sustainability is achievable through education and pressure from the majority. Thanks for your positive cont...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Estuary Reports
Topic: first one off the QLD Bucket List
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: first one off the QLD Bucket List

Nice one.

They not only fight well but they eat even better.
Do you know how to tell the difference between Mangrove Jack and Red Bass without getting poisoned to find out ? Worth a 'google'. :lek:
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Sounders And GPS Units
Topic: Best Sounder/Finder under $500
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Best Sounder/Finder under $500

Superseded/discontinued models are always good value when they're on offer. I did that with a Garmin 350C (pic below) at $199 (locally) and saved a lot by comparison to newer models or even the same model in other stores at the time. It does everything I need from an echo sounder. Bright in daylight...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Wheeleez cart modification
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Wheeleez cart modification

Hi Brett, Maybe you could mimic the Ctug wheel setup somehow. (see pic) None of my ramps/launch points allow me to remain in view of my ski from my car in the car park. That's why I take it with me. (see pic) However protruding external gear like this is not practical for surf conditions.... :wink: ...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: pfd
Replies: 7
Views: 3497

Re: pfd

I just updated my PFD and got a Life Jacket instead.

Didn't even need to go to the shops.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=45316

On a more serious note...I use an Ultra Pinnacle Series II
http://www.ultrapfd.com.au/default.asp?PageID=62
by Plakkyboat
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Roof Rack
Replies: 23
Views: 3066

Re: Roof Rack

Great looking rack Bones! Have you got your outback yet? If so how does it go on the rack? I'm looking at doing something similar to make loading my outback easier. I used to just lift it on to my roof until I recently wrecked my shoulder. Yep have my out back :gu: I mad a new rack for the out back...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Cameras & Mobile Phones on the Yak
Topic: charging camera's
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: charging camera's

Plakky and Simons Rat thanks for the links great source of info No worries Jamie. I also have another system to run other 12V devices including recharging my mobile phone. (see pics below) It's connected through the inside of the hull to the 12V lead acid battery (behind my seat). This is the same ...
by Plakkyboat
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Paddle leash for my new stealth.
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Paddle leash for my new stealth.

Excellent video Jamie. Thanks for providing us with that great visual explanation and real-life demonstration. Your surf action videos are always entertaining to watch. My Kaskazi Dorado II ski comes standard with 2 rear trolley systems and 1 front (port side) trolley system. All 3 are solidly built...

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