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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:37 pm 
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There's some good footage of the tramps being used to good effect in this clip, both for sailing and fishing. It'll also give you any idea how easy it makes it to climb all over your yak with full confidence.

You may or may not see the funny side to the highlight of this clip, which is myself hooking up to a humpback whale, which surprised me and my buddy by surfacing between us and inadvertenty swimming right into my fishing line. Madness ensues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSXa0tsnFs

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Excellent video.

Um, what lure did you use for the humpback?
And how big a lip gripper do you need.... :lol:

I noticed what looked like a pelican case on one of the tramps. Is that for your camera gear?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:37 pm 
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that was a Finn-S soft plastic shad :?
Absolutely no chance lip grips were ever going to get used there!
That pelican case is my safety kit. It carries my 1st aid kit, a few mission critical kayak parts & tools, spare batteries, torch, cyalume sticks, etc. I have another smaller one (black colour - I had it sitting on the tramps in this vid) that holds my lures. I have 2 cameras, one mounted to the kayak in its housing (for stills) and another also mounted for video, and that camera is waterproof, so no real need to store it in anything.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:05 am 
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Great to get to see an action video like yours Yakass. I was wondering though if you have at least a dribble of Japanese blood running in your veins....Pirate :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:20 am 
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Pirate wrote:
Great to get to see an action video like yours Yakass. I was wondering though if you have at least a dribble of Japanese blood running in your veins....Pirate :wink:

Of course - the Yakassa. Aren't they the Japanese version of the Mafia?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:23 am 
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Could you describe your clothing choices on this trip and what the air temperature was like? I'm looking for good waterproof clothes.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Timo, I get asked that all of the time, and to try and reduce how much I had to answer the question, wrote an article on some of the clothes I wear here:
http://yakabout.com.au/home/content/view/420/101/

It was about 18 degrees celsius, and windy. I have yak fishied in zero degree temps in similar clothes before.
Thats a Hobie drytop by the way but I think the thick yellow ones have been replaced by the thinner red ones. I've tried both and prefer the older yellow one, by a large margin. It is warmer and keeps water out much better. I get asked about the pants alot to. They are Mountain Hardware stretchy wind-stopper pants, which were bought for hiking and motorbiking originally, but serve just as well as an outer layer for yak fishing.


Chris... Yakassa... I laughed out loud at that one. No Jap in my Pirate, but I am now wondering if RAM have a mount for a harpoon gun!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:39 am 
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Yakass - lots of interesting stuff here. Another great video.
Thanks for posting - look forward to more.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:02 pm 
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Hey Josh, I am keen to know if with the tramps, whilst creating a better ability to counter the lifting of an ara by being out on it, does it also add some weather helm, thus putting more pressure on the rudder pin?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:44 am 
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I really couldn't say (I doubt it) and I think only time will tell. In all my AI usage (lots) I've only broken 1 pin, and that was caused (somehow) by a monster tuna (I'm guessing you've seen the video). So if I start busting pins wholesale, maybe yes. But I don't think thats going to happen.

As a side note on the rudder pin thing, well to me, it's a non-issue. I carry spares at all times anyway, and refitting them with either 1 or 2 amas attached is pretty easy to do. When that pin was broken my reaction wasn't 'oh (censored), I've broken a pin'. It was more like 'oh, well, suppose I better put another one in'.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:10 pm 
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Howzit Yakass, (and everyone else)
Don't do too much forum stuff but I'm here today. Big MAHALO for all your great video work. Really enjoyable! Nice to keep the flow going while waiting for the next AI run. Keep up the great work.
Aloha ka'kou,
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