FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by FishnDive » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:41 pm

Just a quick post because I finally got to try out my sail. As mentioned earlier I picked up a knock off of a Wind Paddle sail fro good old fleabay. I got it on special offer so it only set me back $50 but even at full price they are a pretty cheap alternative to the real deal. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kayak-Sail-I ... 1511419055

I moved it forward from where it was in the original pic so now it attaches right at the front of the fish hatch lid. This allows me to fold it away easily without having to shimmy down along the yak. Down at Portland on Sunday I had trolled around for 15ks for very little action so with the wind gusting up over 20knts I decided it was a good time to try out the sail. Cutting across the swell at 30 degrees I was able to clip along at 7.5kph quite easily. Full downwind I got it up to 11kph and it was bloody good fun in the sloppy conditions. A pod of dolphins came alongside for a look too and had me wishing I had my GoPro. Highlight of the weekend for me, seeing as I couldn't find the kingies. Looking forward to the next day that is too windy for a fish now!
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by stealthfisha » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:48 pm

More picks at all?

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Post by FishnDive » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:35 pm

stealthfisha wrote:More picks at all?
Was met by a couple of Transport Safety Victoria officers on the beach when I got in so was distracted by their questions and forgot to take pictures of the new set-up. Will get on it next time out.
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Post by stealthfisha » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:55 pm

Really?
What for mate?

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Post by FishnDive » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:04 pm

stealthfisha wrote:Really?
What for mate?
Apparently they read on vyak that 30 of us were heading down to Portland for the offshore trip so they came down and managed to meet pretty much everyone in the group over the weekend as they landed in various spots around Portland.They went over the safety requirements and did a few checks and handed out some freebies paddle safe stickers and waterproof phone pouches. Not a bad thing by any means Victorian waters are pretty cold at the best of times and some people are clueless. Case in point this bloke last week anchored up to a navigation buoy, no pfd and a shovel for a paddle:
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by bricks » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:59 pm

Is this guy legit?

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Post by stealthfisha » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:32 pm

Holy shit fair dinkum?

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Post by FishnDive » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:38 am

bricks wrote:Is this guy legit?
Yep caught by TSV last week in Port Phillip Bay.
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Post by salticrak » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:58 am

And so it begins...
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Post by BIGKEV » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:07 am

FishnDive wrote: Case in point this bloke last week anchored up to a navigation buoy, no pfd and a shovel for a paddle:
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I think Charles Darwin said it best didn't he?
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by cheaterparts » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:27 am

FishnDive wrote:Apparently they read on vyak that 30 of us were heading down to Portland for the offshore trip so they came down and managed to meet pretty much everyone in the group over the weekend as they landed in various spots around Portland.They went over the safety requirements and did a few checks and handed out some freebies paddle safe stickers and waterproof phone pouches.
Petty handy really - my water proof phone case was getting worn and so scored a new one for nix

Maritime Safety are trying to get a bit of safety seance happening - the amount of rescues of big snake - BCF and Ebay pool toys on open water has been a bit out of control
it seams the day before they chatted to us they had turned 2 kayaks back that were heading off shore in short kayaks not suitable for offshore ( non of our group )and with the winds and conditions much worse the these kayaks should be out in

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