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General Talk / Re: Throw back thursday
« on: September 10, 2021, 04:38:41 PM »
Someone on Coastside identified the B&W picture Southern California islands circa 1964, second one 1968 houseboat on the delta, third one 1975, with a 1974 Chevy Impala 2 door 350 in the background. It was a dog compared to my dadís previous cars. I got the hand me down 1970 Dodge Monaco 2 door with a 440 it was pretty fast, but then came the Kawasaki H-3, the H-2, and on and on.

General Talk / Re: Throw back thursday
« on: September 10, 2021, 12:38:33 PM »
Here are a few:

General Talk / Re: PWC Jetski angling
« on: September 08, 2021, 06:11:09 AM »
Im interested to learn more about fishing from a PWC.  Seems like Seadoo hav the Angler series w entry model fully kitted out for anything that i might try in a yak.

Downsides is its a regulated vessel that needs a tow, cant portage, need boat launch.
Bennies r the massive range extension and survivability from shark attack

U toob vids show plenty of fun action

Another downside that I just found out about today is that there are a bunch of PWC restrictions in the SF Bay from the late 90ís when a lot of jet skis were two strokes.   Iím not 100% sure, but it appears that a lot of the water in Marin County forbids jet skis, and youíre not allowed to ride within 1,200 yards from shore around San Francisco, Alcatraz, and Angel Island.   Itís an old law, so Iím not sure about the enforcement these days.  And, Iím not sure if they treat chill jet ski fishermen drifting for halibut or stripers the same as they would normal jet ski guys who are just running their motors full throttle and annoying everyone.

I have watched quite a few videos about the Seadoo, and others. They look like a lot of fun. Here is the full list of California locations that have restrictions in place, click on the PDF:


Might be worth looking at the specifics of each of the laws to see if they are just banning 2-strokes.

Introductions / Re: New to the Group
« on: September 06, 2021, 05:16:45 PM »
Hey LK, welcome to NCKA!

Introductions / Re: New to NCKA
« on: September 04, 2021, 10:42:17 AM »
Hey Bodhi21, welcome to NCKA!

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Connecting shark shield to FF battery...
« on: September 04, 2021, 09:06:39 AM »
So, I tried it again OTW yesterday. As I recall, the way the SS is supposed to work is that when I turn it on, the green light should flash a few times, followed by a beep, and then a steady green light. What happens instead is that it just endlessly flashes green. It does provide a not-so-pleasant tingly shock, however, so it seems like it's working.

But, I'm baffled by the non-standard light/beep situation. Any ideas why that might be happening, or what I could do to test it to be sure it's working properly?

If somebody with a SS has a voltmeter, could you set your voltmeter on the 20v DC setting, and touch the leads across the SS as shown in the video above? Let me known what you see, both in terms of voltage, and the timing between pulses. When I do that (and get the leads positioned just right), I see a definite pulse that fluctuates around 15v...

In one of your earlier posts you commented: ď I cut the wires that go to the charge circuit and soldered them to the power leads--you can sort of see it in the picture in post #26 in this threadĒ.

With my newer Sharkshield it will not turn on while being charged. If yours is similar you may need to un-solder the charging leads, and cap them. Then the only change from the stock unit would be a bigger battery, and it should function normally.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Connecting shark shield to FF battery...
« on: August 28, 2021, 03:38:23 PM »
You can order a security driver bit, or fabricate something similar. I have a set at work Iíll bring home to check on the size needed, and will report.


General Talk / Berkeley Estate Sale 8-28&29
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:35:18 AM »
Not my sale. Stopped by and picked up a seeker rod, and Penn International reel for $20. Five rods were still there, there was a Fenwick roller rod, with Penn reel, mostly salmon gear, a couple of heavy crab traps, miscellaneous reels mostly heavy conventional. Worth a look if you are nearby. 1 Menlo Place Berkeley


Stealth / Re: Theyíre here
« on: August 27, 2021, 05:21:33 PM »
Be careful those look familiar:

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Which Fish Finder?
« on: August 24, 2021, 06:03:31 PM »
Good advice from all.  THANK YOU!!!

I've been on the water for about 5 years but all on fresh water.

One thing that came up that worries me is the effects on the finder should I get hit by a wave or tip over.....Dead finder???

Also, wife has convinced me to double my life insurance policy and I can understand her concerns but she bought a life-sized decal of a seal and pasted it to the bottom of my yak saying it will attract fish.  I'm a tad worried.

Oh it will attract fishÖreally big fish!!

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Connecting shark shield to FF battery...
« on: August 22, 2021, 02:04:07 PM »
I will definitely be watching your project going forward. Will you be cutting the wires at the battery, and then running new wires through the casing to attach to them?

My newer model is 7.4 volts so if I decide to do something similar I will need a dedicated power source.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Navionics vs c-map
« on: August 20, 2021, 04:26:01 PM »
I do not have any experience with the C-Map, but the relief shading using the Navionic Platinum is great for working the reefs.

Safety First / Re: Shark Shield
« on: August 20, 2021, 04:17:00 PM »
I tried turning mine on while charging but it didnít work. Also, my Sharkshield  is about two years old, and Iím pretty sure it takes a different battery pack than the aftermarket one for sale, and in the video. The specifications show a ICR 18650 7.4V/3200mAh (2 cells per pack). Looking at mine it appears to have a plug rather than soldered connections.

Safety First / Re: Shark Shield
« on: August 19, 2021, 04:15:05 PM »

Safety First / Re: Shark Shield
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:22:47 PM »
Someone should really figure out how to wire one up to a battery.  Game changer!

I agree. I might give it a try since my battery is dying and itís not replaceable.
Australian eBay sells battery replacement for SharkShield as well.  But would imagine connecting it to an external source should not be a problem given that we can find the battery that provides the proper voltage.

Here is a video on replacing the battery:


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