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Looks good , how hard is it to get to the rods in the holders behing the bucket?
 
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Looking good Gatesy.Hopefuly soon if you are free i am looking forward to getting back to Middle harbour for a Paddle/Fish maybe paddle up to BantryBay
Cheers Benjamin 8)
 

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Nice looking ride Gatesy,

Thought that it would be amusing if you were heading out to sea then realised that you had not removed your wallet and sunnies from on the bow.

Also I think that it would be interesting to hear the reasoning behind the naming of member's new craft (i.e. "Hovinka").
 

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looks good gatesy, and love the name..... I will watching with interest to see you land a big one soon
 
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Looking forward to it Michael.I just started painting a new house at kurnell and being across the road from the bay it is killing me :twisted: so i will be looking forward to meeting for a fish as i cant wait to get back out
Cheers Benjamin
 

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Gatesy,

Thanks for the explain re the name, there's usually a good story behind them.

I knew where your valuables should go, just thought it would be funny to be out on the water (having forgotten to move them from the bow) then having to scramble up to the front without tipping them in the water.
 

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Hi Gatesy,

Nice yak... I have a few questions I want to ask you about the 13

*Have you had any problems opening the front hatch out on the water?
I heard on the american forums that it is nearly impossiable

*Did your 13 come with the rod holders?

*How much does the 13 cost?

Thanks,

Nextwave :D
 

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I was just reading on the KFS website that you can now get a gasket that fits around lip of the front hatch making it a lot easier to open out on the water.

Does anyone know if the gasket is available in Australia?
 

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Easy in flat water to access that front hatch but in any sort of a swell it is a challenge.I straddle my kayak and shuffle forward keeping an eye on the waves.As you move forward the bow is low in the water and that hatch becomes very vulnerable due to its size and shape.
I would exercise caution for the first few times in a sea with the thought that 1 litre of water weighs 1 kg making it very easy to swamp a kayak.
 

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Gatesy,
We catch the Mowies and snapper all year round on the drift with handlines only.
My theory is that if you need a sea anchor to slow the drift you have either got out too late for your fish or the wind is just too strong for a decent session anyway. We fish a drift in winds up to 10knots, any stronger and you will have a building sea.I only target the bottom fish in the abscence of the pelagics however from now until christmas we do see some good mowies at the weigh in.
It would be good to see you on the 30th.
 

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25lb Platypus line,bait is pilchards gar prawns and squid(Narrabeen Bait and tackle on the way through will sort you out, just tell them you are going outside with the Dawn Prawners).Medium sized ball or snapper lead(allow for the drift). My rigs vary but paternoster will do.
I fish three lines one for the left one for the right and out the back a floater with a squid for kings or samson.
 
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