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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2021, 01:47:23 pm »
"I just caught a bass this big..."

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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2021, 01:49:57 pm »
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2021, 01:50:42 pm »
The houses behind Johnny are these:

https://www.johnpardeyarchitects.com/modern-architecture/residential-architecture/priddys-hard-housing/

Built between the old blast walls of the munitions factory.  Originally there was a wooden shed between each blast wall and in the sheds, shells were filled with explosives.  If one went off, person filling shell plus shed were vapourised, but the walls protected the other sheds/shell-fillers
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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2021, 01:52:20 pm »
G, Are you going to use topwater baits for the shallows or going to stick to the channel?
At high water, the fish work the margins, at low water they will be in the channel.  I will do the same  :)
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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2021, 01:55:58 pm »
"I just caught a bass this big..."


I loled  :D

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2021, 02:05:11 pm »
@goosehd Here's some aerial footage of the old munitions depot, the blast walls are at 2:28



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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2021, 02:30:25 pm »
That is a really beautiful area.  Close to urban areas, but still far enough removed that you feel that you’re living in the countryside.

How are the bugs though?  Around here, the mosquitoes at dusk would carry you away in an area like that.

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« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2021, 02:42:17 pm »
I honestly can't remember ever seeing any.  Possibly our sort don't like saltwater, or we usually have some sort of breeze.  But whatever, not an issue here.
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« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2021, 03:09:04 pm »
I posted this somewhere else recently, but here it is again in the appropriate thread.

Vanny DeVito gets the Kayak carrying treatment......

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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2021, 02:40:41 am »
This is great. I'm sure there will be some interesting fish tales (tails).. :)

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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2021, 06:44:30 pm »
Due to too much demand in Houston, Texas for shipping, the container has been delayed.  I'm now thinking I will see my baby (i need to think of a good name for her) in a month or so.

Finished off the battery box today....Put the waterproof plug in the lid of the box...

Added a strip of duct tape to relieve the wires into the connectors at the plug of too much movement
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And with the male connector from the fish-finder itself....
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And this is effectively the self-contained unit that I will take off the kayak to charge after a day's fishing...
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Tomorrow when the silicone sealant has gone off, I will do a water-tightness test......🤞🤞
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« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2021, 09:44:26 am »
Not the slightest hint of a leak......👍👍👍
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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2021, 09:57:45 pm »
now you know you just need a longer cord, as opposed to an anchor
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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2021, 05:48:00 am »
Sorry Jeff, don't understand that one....
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Re: Giles' Kayak......
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2021, 02:05:48 am »
I think he’s saying the battery box can be used as an anchor! That thing looks a beast!


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