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by Plakkyboat
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Positive buoyancy foy kayak
Replies: 30
Views: 9765

Re: Positive buoyancy foy kayak

You can also try a car iner tube push it in where you want it and SLOWLY inflation to desired size. This may not 'conform' to standard thinking but I wonder if inflated condoms (unused) with a knot tied at the opening would work as well and be cheaper than a tyre tube.... :?: Yaqdoq wrote: Wine cas...
by Plakkyboat
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Positive buoyancy foy kayak
Replies: 30
Views: 9765

Re: Positive buoyancy foy kayak

Get a tyre ( small ) innertube and and loosely attach or wedge in the place you want before partially inflating . As it expands it should wedge even more tightly . Lasts a couple of years in a white waterboat and easy to do , replace , retrieve and cheap . Great idea YD but wouldn't an empty wine c...
by Plakkyboat
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Positive buoyancy foy kayak
Replies: 30
Views: 9765

Re: Positive buoyancy foy kayak

If you use pool noodles, be aware that they break down over time and become powdery and crumbly.
In fact, I just threw out 2 old ones today in that condition.
Maybe bottles would last longer and be cheap and easy to replace or remove.
by Plakkyboat
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod

Marty75 wrote:A cheap anti-slip mat in between the hull and strap also help to prevent sliding off the smooth glass.

Marty
You're right on the money there Marty. :wink:
However it still slips if the strap isn't tight enough.
by Plakkyboat
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod

You send the other buckle back? just wondering? Hi Steven, No it's only worth $5 and the amount and quality of support the owner of Railblaza provided me for just this simple part (beyond the warranty period) was outstanding. The freight from NZ probably cost more than the buckle did. He did his be...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Positive buoyancy foy kayak
Replies: 30
Views: 9765

Re: Positive buoyancy foy kayak

Buy a couple of rubber bungs to suit a 10mm hole. (Super Cheap) Drill a couple of 10mm holes into your hull ( above the water line ) in normally inaccessible areas of your hull. Buy a can of spray foam (Bunnings) with a filler tube connected to the the spray can. Insert the tube through the 10mm hol...
by Plakkyboat
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Railblaza CTug Trolley Strap & Buckle Mod

Hi all, Recently the plastic 'click' style buckle on my CTug trolley broke. I emailed Railzblazla directly in New Zealand and the owner of the company kindly posted me a replacement plastic cam buckle. There was no hesitation by Railblaza or cost to me even though I bought the Ctug trolley from BCF ...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

Re: DIY pvc yabbie/bait pump

Nice job. I also made my own. Best thing I have found is they float. Perfect for the yak. You're absolutely right Billp. After this relatively easy DIY job, I'd never go back to owning a metal yabbie pump, kayak friendly or not. :wink: Cheap and simple to make, cheap and easy to self-service or rep...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: My DIY Trolley
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: My DIY Trolley

Nice job there. Great idea to use it for 2 extra rod holder when stored upside down on your kayak. Any pics of that? Drill straight through a couple of tennis balls (small holes to create a tight fit) and slot them over those spikes that penetrate your scupper holes. That way you will be protecting ...
by Plakkyboat
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself
Topic: Milk Crate?
Replies: 27
Views: 3452

Re: Milk Crate?

Availability shouldn't be an issue however the short answers to how much do they cost is likely to be as follows...
Legal crates = not much :grin:
Illegal crates = more than it's worth if you get caught :smart:

Good advice can be free but poor advice can cost you big time.

Happy decision making....
by Plakkyboat
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Fr*#gn santa dun a 460 on me
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Fr*#gn santa dun a 460 on me

Wow ! That's a serious good looking machine you've landed yourself Benjaay. Just needs a splash of 'red' on it to look complete. Wine or blood will do.... :lol: If that's what you get from being a "bad boy", imagine what you'll get from being the opposite?? Looking forward to your reports on the 460...
by Plakkyboat
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: New TrueRec Kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 341

New TrueRec Kayak

Hi all,

Check out this new (patent pending) beast on the American market for around US $1800. Looks interesting.

Website: https://www.truerecreation.com/home.html
TrueRec Kayak.jpg
by Plakkyboat
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: KFDU Anglers of the Year for 2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1151

Re: KFDU Anglers of the Year for 2015

Congrats to both. We need more just like you.
Looking forward to some "ditto" in 2106......
by Plakkyboat
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: standing in kayaks
Replies: 10
Views: 3869

Re: standing in kayaks

I only fish offshore so am not going to be doing it my stealth anytime soon..... I agree with you LB about standing up offshore but what fun to try it in calmer/protected waters especially on a ski :beye: Here's a demo pic below of how it's done from my brand of ski (a Kaskazi Dorado 2). D2 Stand U...
by Plakkyboat
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Rigged Kayaks
Topic: Full Carbon Stealth Fisha 460
Replies: 18
Views: 1544

Re: Full Carbon Stealth Fisha 460

Nice Pelagics lure you've got there. Fun times ahead for 2016 and beyond. As for speed, without going all Kevlar, I find the more weight I loose the faster my Kaskazi D2 ski goes..... :lol: Having said that, it not just because there's less weight to push but more because of a higher fitness level a...

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