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 Post subject: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Hi all, thought I'd share some photos of my new ride. Just finished pimping and wondering how much more to go. Sometimes less is more for me. I think I have enough for now.

http://s965.photobucket.com/user/XDC2/media/php24iOE6PM_zpsd15e09d1.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

I've got a trip in the planning to South West Rocks in late Feb with a few other Al riders from up north, and my quarry will be marlin (hopefully). Just have to upgrade a reel to Okuma 16000 Salina 3 high speed and some 24kg braid and I think I'll be on the money.

Well that's the plan at this stage anyway. 8)

Cheers, XD. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Looks great!
Did you use particular decals so they stick and resist salt water?
I'm also interested in the bar you've got under the front of your chair - what is it and how is it attached to the boat (if at all)?

I was at upper Myall Lakes for a day a few months back and can hardly wait to head north (from Canberra) again.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Rob, I got the decals made by a mate in the business so they wont be damaged by the salt water.
Mingles skipper seat is the ducks guts. Here's his post viewtopic.php?f=69&t=46998
I attached mine with large zip ties (4) and covered the tube ends with 25mm rubber chair leg stoppers.
Mate I work at Wetspot Watersports in Fyshwick, so drop in for a chat and a look around.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Robert,

Here is another way to put a skipper seat in http://modernkayakfishing.com/articles/ ... ure-island

Using the bar method like xdcammer has the seat leaning back a bit more than the alternate method. I've seen xdcammer fall asleep in his because it's like a recliner. :lol:

How many AI/TIs do we have in the ACT region Bob?


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:17 pm 
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Thanks Bob, John,
I do have a seat, but the connection isn't as fancy as either of yours and it's one of my holiday fixes (shoving extra lifejackets under to bring the front up is a bit of a no-no I fear :o ).

I've got lots of intentions of taking kids out on the lake over the xmas holidays.
If I'm luckier, then maybe a trip to Clyde/Bateman's or even Narooma or Tuross may be in order in the very early new year.

...and I think Bob should pimp some more - I've never seen anyone "do" the rudder, but I think something on there would be perfect to showoff when it's being towed/upright :D .

Rob


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Not sure Johnno, possibly 20 or more I reckon, I have sold a few of them. :D
Rob, can't do the rudder mate, got a cover on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:40 pm 
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There must me enough for a Hobie Island ACT Big Day Out I reckon.


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
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Hey Johnno, 20x AI's/TI's in a friendly "race" around Spinnaker Is., stopping for lunchtime food and chat, sounds fantastic!
Good advertising too (Bob? :) )
I reckon there's more chance of getting people to the LBG than Googong or the Clyde.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Sounds like you guys should get a local Hobie Island Club up ad running. Just contact Lorraine Garnier at lgarnier@hobiecat.com

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
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I wouldn't mind getting down to LBGriffin at some stage. Are there any camping spots on the banks of the lake ? Or if I slept on the AI, do you reckon I'd get nabbed by some bloke who thinks he's more important than he actually is ?

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
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As long as you didn't show a/too much light, you could easily sleep on Springbank Is. (see https://goo.gl/maps/bPrcV - there's even a kayaker on the middle bottom in yellow :D ) - toilets are top-left.
Spinnaker Is. had its willows cut down a few years ago and is still a bit bare now - before, you couldn't see the middle of the island from the shore, but now it's windswept.
Sleeping on the banks will almost certainly be a problem - there are bikepaths which go around much of the lake and, while you'd probably be safe, someone may dob on you.
I'm sure we can find a bed or, at the very least, some grass in the yard to camp on!


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:34 pm 
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tonystott wrote:
Sounds like you guys should get a local Hobie Island Club up ad running. Just contact Lorraine Garnier at lgarnier@hobiecat.com


Thanks Tony, I have sent Lorraine an email.

Mcarthur wrote:
Hey Johnno, 20x AI's/TI's in a friendly "race" around Spinnaker Is., stopping for lunchtime food and chat, sounds fantastic!
Good advertising too (Bob? :) )
I reckon there's more chance of getting people to the LBG than Googong or the Clyde.

Rob


Yeah, LBG is central to the Northsiders and Southsiders and plenty of good places to launch. I would be keen to see social activities like you suggested going.

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As long as you didn't show a/too much light, you could easily sleep on Springbank Is. (see https://goo.gl/maps/bPrcV - there's even a kayaker on the middle bottom in yellow :D ) - toilets are top-left.
Spinnaker Is. had its willows cut down a few years ago and is still a bit bare now - before, you couldn't see the middle of the island from the shore, but now it's windswept.
Sleeping on the banks will almost certainly be a problem - there are bikepaths which go around much of the lake and, while you'd probably be safe, someone may dob on you.
I'm sure we can find a bed or, at the very least, some grass in the yard to camp on!

I reckon you could get away with an overnighter (or two) on Springbank Island.



Rather than Hijack Bob's thread any further on this I might make a new one.

EDIT: New thread is here viewtopic.php?f=104&t=50023


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:47 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
I wouldn't mind getting down to LBGriffin at some stage. Are there any camping spots on the banks of the lake ? Or if I slept on the AI, do you reckon I'd get nabbed by some bloke who thinks he's more important than he actually is ?


Yeah mate we got a spare room if your comming down. And a great man cave too, just bring the Boags, or Cascades! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
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Thanks for the offer Dave. I'll certainly keep it in mind. Cascade it is then :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Horse
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:10 am 
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Actually Slaughter, it's the other Dave…………………….. called Bob. :lol:
Any Tassie beer is good.:D

Cheers mate, Bob. :D


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