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General Talk / Re: Smoked Brisket Advice...
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:52:38 AM »
A few other rules to Combat BBQ:

If there are Tankers in the area, wait till they dismount from the tank first before taking action, hard to argue with a 120mm smoothbore!

If some CIA guys are in the Area, yell at the top of your lungs "Look there is Osama." They go off running to catch him.

Stay with your Q at all times, as the smell gets better the quality of thieves increases.

General Talk / Re: Rod/reel suggestions
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:46:42 AM »
I just checked with the owner of Bay Tackle and he said he thinks they are still making them because he just received an order, and heard anything about them being discontinued. They had plenty in stock when I was there about a week ago.
Oh good, tackle shop owner I know mentioned this non-truth.  I stand corrected.   Go Shimano! :smt006

Lizabeth, this is the big one...ooh frack, I am going down....wait? what?  False Alert!

General Talk / Re: Furniture Refinishing Needed
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:43:29 AM »
You can do a lot of this on the cheap your self.  I assume ti is is a wood table and not a Laminate?  If it is wood, try some Homer Formby furniture restorer. I t has saved my but on some stuff.  Also if you want to fill the dents and dings. flip the table over and sand the bottom to collect some of the saw/sanding dust to mix in with the wood putty to help color match it. You tube has videos on this, and it doesn't cost much. If I were closer I would NCKA express what I have to you. But I am in Washington now.

General Talk / Re: Finally joined the Hobie Club
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:39:39 AM »
Congrats, does that mean a Stealth is also in your future?  Too much Moo Moo can get expensive!  Lol

When I drilled at the Armory in Santa Rosa I seemed to stop by every weekend I could get in there before they closed. Look at eye candy or pick up something. 

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Johnson 15
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:35:17 AM »
Not sure if you got this up or not, but if you have one, throw a timing light on spark wire.  Attempt to start the motor. if you are getting electric pulses to the spark plug, this will give you a flash. If not you know you may have an electrical problem.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: wheeleze strapping
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:32:27 AM »
Funny, I was just about to mention the 2 strap method haha :-) When I tied those on to the Wheeleez a decade ago, it was supposed to be a temporary solution. But Iím still using it that same way after all these years. Iíve carted about 15 different taks with this thing. I can also cart my 12ft aluminum boat on it!

Good idea, I must of missed or forgot about that one.    GF and I used to double stack her yak on my old one, now we have to take two trips. But I like the idea.

Crab Snaring :smt003

Casting Snares buts a lot of stress on line.  I have seen people advice using 50lb on theirs.  I prefer mono for casting, not as hard on the fingers or wallet. 

An M/L Ugly Stick or a Trevala M/L are my favorites. Reels, Shimano TR100G or the 200G (same reel different widths).  Swap out the handle and grease the drags, and you are in the game.  You can hunt around for a new or used Swedish made Abu Garcia 5500 or 6500 (if you want a Lefty look for a 5501 or 6501). Older reel no frills but they do a good job for their price point. I prefer to switch to the Abu Power Handle, and grease the drags (see Alan Tani.com for advice on that).

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Kayaking waterproof boots
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:22:30 AM »
depends on the situation. I battle with diabetes , so my circulation is not great in my feet . In colder waters/WX. I wear wool socks then a thin neoprene dive sox then my NRS Boundary boots ( I wear  10 but buy 12-13 to get the wool sock in) or if it is mild a regular old dive boot with dive sox .either way both boots are from NRS and I never have had a problem with their gear. not really what your asking but just passing it along ,NRS is good stuff

Same issue here, I use the NRS Mukluks and wool socks.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: how to stay warm in a wetsuit?
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:21:16 AM »
I wear Army issued poly pro long underwear bottoms, wool blend hiking socks, and my NRS mukluks.  A Kokatat paddling jacket or a fleece jacket depending on the weather.  Army Watch cap for the head of my ears are cold.   

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Reel recommendations needed
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:17:32 AM »
Two reels I really love for basic Kayak salt water fishing:
TR100 or 200G Shimano. This is a no frills reel, you can buy it cheap, switch out the drags to some smoothies, and a contact Alan Tani for one of 3/0 handles and you will have something that gets it done, without breaking the bank.

Reel number 2: The Abu Garcia 5500 or 6500 series, go with Abu's power handle and grease the drags. you can do battle with a lot of fish out here.  Caution, if it doesn't say "made in Sweden" on it, just walk away and keep looking till you find one that does.  The Chinese made ones do not hold a candle to the Swedes IMHO.

I suck at casting conventional reels, and prefer spinning reels for casting.  That said I switched all of my Abu 55o1's and 6501's to single paddle power handles.  All of my old Penn's are switched to a power handle of some sort. My go to salt water rig (Shimano TR100G/Trevela M/L rod has an Alan Tani 3/0 handle on it, looks goofy, but hell I love it).  Does it slow your retrieve down, slightly, but for me it is a whole lot more comfortable, and easier to grab when your hands are wet and or slimly. 

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Truck Bed Extenders?
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:08:04 AM »
I bought one off amazon a while back and ended up selling it a week later.  The issue is with small truck low to the ground, the thing would catch every speed bump (My 95 Tacoma sits low as it s stock, the extender only made it worse).  The one I bought was straight, no upward bend in it.   Avoid them if you can, I think even on full size trucks they would be an issue.

Kevin, have you been following rogerdodger on NWKA with those thrusters on his rudder?  He seems to make decent speed with decent battery life using them on a Hobie Outback - and it looks to be cheaper than a Bixpy jet.

Hey Tink, Don't know him, but I do know the guy from South Africa.  I reached out to him for some info on how he has it set up.  He is using two rudders, a stern for the Bixby, and the standard non retractable.  I have been eyeing the Bixpy pretty hard. I have the finds set aside for it, but Getting the Ministry of Kayak Financing to approve of said transaction maybe a harder sell.  The Bixpy comes in at 9 pounds with battery, lighter than the Torqueedo, it also comes in at half the cost of it as well.  Damn Germans are proud of their stuff.

General Fishing Tips / Re: keeping fishing rods ON the kayak?
« on: May 03, 2021, 06:54:07 AM »
I modified my PFD so it now is my favorite rod-holder for the rod that I am using.  I have two different models of PFDs and have used them for years for when I catch a fish, trolling (the rod is out of the way when paddling) or anytime I want my hands free. As you can see from the pic I also have various other items attached to keep them close at hand.

I usually fish once or twice a week from a kayak or from my surfboard (waveski) and have been flipped in the surf.  Havn't had a problem losing things or getting tangled or getting back on the board. Keep safe and don't try it if you feel it's not safe.   It's been effective for me for bass, halibut and WSB for many years.

The rod holder is a 12"  piece of 1 !/2" PVC inserted into a pocket and strapped to an attachment tab - and I drilled a hole in the pvc, put a small bolt thru the pvc and through the foam on the PFD.  You can see in the pic that I used a large washer and a flat surfboard fin box nut to tighten it up and keep it all in place.

I love it but it's not for everyone.

I have an old Army issued pack that has some MOLLE straps on it. I am slowly working my way to getting some of my gear to have MOLLE pouches so I can strap them in. Your PFD rod holder has given me an idea.

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