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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #820 on: January 14, 2020, 12:05:33 pm »
Awesome!
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #821 on: January 14, 2020, 02:47:08 pm »
welcome back and thanks for the updates  :thumleft:


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #822 on: January 14, 2020, 09:01:28 pm »
What meat you using for the Biltong?

Motor1 I use rump for my biltong and buy it in bulk, then cut it myself. I will do some more detailed pics next time I make some if you interested.

But you can use any cut to make biltong, its just the texture and toughness that will change. I know of people that make chili bites from those minute man steaks  ::)

But I generally lookout for Rump, then silverside then sirloin and sometimes even fillet is on special  :P
 
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #823 on: January 15, 2020, 12:14:57 pm »
What meat you using for the Biltong?

Motor1 I use rump for my biltong and buy it in bulk, then cut it myself. I will do some more detailed pics next time I make some if you interested.

But you can use any cut to make biltong, its just the texture and toughness that will change. I know of people that make chili bites from those minute man steaks  ::)

But I generally lookout for Rump, then silverside then sirloin and sometimes even fillet is on special  :P

Spell out your process please and your spice mix. Yours always looks so tasty
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #824 on: January 15, 2020, 03:38:14 pm »
Beautiful scenery silvrav! Those Kawasaki fish look yummy.  :)
 
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #825 on: January 21, 2020, 02:34:21 am »
We had a loooong weekend  :biggrin:

Monday was wellington anniversary date and thus a regional holiday day for us  :thumleft:

We finally did the wellington cable car route and Gabe really enjoyed it! They have lights in the tunnels that react to cable cars, flashing varies patterns as you go through.

The bottom stop is in the heart of the CBD and the top stops in the botanical gardens, and an easy route onto Karori and western suburbs. Lots of people use it daily, as by car the road taking you up the hill is quite congested.

There is also a weather station and a space observatory that operates at night. Might take Gabe there one night so he can look at some bright stars and planets.

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Then I spent some time in the garage to start making some working space for me to start doing some more projects. I am about 50% done but then I started working on a money pit....  :peepwall: I did a thing....

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I decided its time to start fishing on top of the water, not just from the coast.

She is a 14footer extra-wide fishing kayak. came with a bunch of extras and already bought some more extras to install. The seller was nice enough to drop her off at my place on Sunday and I spent most of the afternoon on Monday rerigging lines, lubricating guides and get everything tightened. She has been standing for about a year so needed some TLC

The weather looks PERFECT next 3weeks or so so I am hoping to go early feb.  :thumleft: I wont be able to go out earlier as the misses is going in for a small op tomorrow night and will need me at home for about 10 days. This also means I need to do the school runs as school is starting again soon.

I will be working on the kayak at night as well now that I have space and will post updates as I go along.


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Started fitting out and testing where everything can go
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Started on the electrical system - Still not 100% sure where I want to mount the battery. Got some stuff to figure out as I want to add a Voltage reader and USB port so I can charge my cellphone and or VHF radio.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #826 on: January 21, 2020, 02:35:39 am »
What meat you using for the Biltong?

Motor1 I use rump for my biltong and buy it in bulk, then cut it myself. I will do some more detailed pics next time I make some if you interested.

But you can use any cut to make biltong, its just the texture and toughness that will change. I know of people that make chili bites from those minute man steaks  ::)

But I generally lookout for Rump, then silverside then sirloin and sometimes even fillet is on special  :P

Spell out your process please and your spice mix. Yours always looks so tasty

I am making a batch this coming weekend again and will do a step by step  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #827 on: January 21, 2020, 02:57:38 am »
Awesome buy with the kayak!!!  :ricky:

YouTube is your friend with the kayak rigging. Best advise is to put the battery inside a waterproof container (like a Tupperware etc) with sealed exits for the wires. That way the battery can't get wet and short out and die (sea water is a whole lot more conductive than fresh water. :deal: )

Keep as much electrical safely inside the hull as possible.

Have a sliding anchor rope mount along the side, that way you can set it no matter if the wind is against the current etc. so you can fish in the direction you want to.  :thumleft:

A simple bread crate / milk crate attached with bungees is great for keeping stuff in  :thumleft:

Look at some of the earlier videos from this guy... https://www.youtube.com/user/zoffinger  he makes some awesome "plans" out of nothing...  :thumleft:
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