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THE SEAHORSE ELECTRIC KONTIKI
Designed and engineered in Tauranga, NZ, and tested in our harshest beach conditions, the STD Seahorse™ Electric Kontiki has been the most successful STD beach longline fishing system. It can be operated either single-handedly or with family and friends. Able to power through all conditions so you can fish where and when you want. The STD Seahorse Electric Kontiki System has taken beach longline fishing to a whole new level.
Buying the STD Seahorse Kontiki, you are getting the results of over 10 years of development and improvements. The world leading electronic control unit brings a new level of technology to Kontiki fishing with it's unique stall protection and recovery features. Team the STD Seahorse™ Kontiki with a winch and traceboard and you will be down the beach fishing before you know it.
HOW DOES STD SEAHORSE STEER SO WELL?
The Std Seahorse Kontiki has an incredible ability to self-steer through varying side currents and waves. This is a unique ability unmatched by others on the market.
The long body length of the Seahorse Kontiki allows for unrivalled longitudinal steering stability. Engineering our konitki with the offset tow point and the forward mounted motor, ensures maximum resistance from waves and rough conditions. The long, low body acts like a rudder, removing the need for drag inducing keels. This low buoyancy design also gives the Seahorse the ability to dive under the breaking surf and avoid being washed off course.
We have found the line towing behind the Seahorse Kontiki works like the tail of a kite, and this helps to keep the unit straight. The low drag, front mounted rudder gives additional control for tackling offshore tidal currents or wind induced surface drift. By launching slightly into the current, the Seahorses ability to steer a straight course will ensure your line is set where you want it.
RELIABLE, SMART ELECTRICS
The Seahorse Electronic Control Unit is completely sealed in resin. This resin block is fitted into the polyethylene body, and is held in place with moulded anchor points. The electronics remove a mass of wiring allowing a clean and simple battery compartment. There are two connecting leads showing to attach the two batteries.
A row of 10 super bright LEDs, which shine through the body, indicates your battery status and will indicate if the batteries need charging. The LED lights show the pre-selected running time of your Seahorse. The amount of time is indicated by the number of LED lights which illuminate in a bar display. Once the time is set simply start the Seahorse motor by putting the magnet near the START switch. You can run the Seahorse until the low battery cut-out switches it off, or you can set the timer to 25, 20, 15, 10 or 5 minutes run time.
The LED light flashes fast to show the motor is running, and on the Seahorse 46 the lights will flash slow to show when slow speed is selected.
The Seahorse Kontiki's are the only Kontiki's with built-in automatic stall protection system. If the motor is stalled, the control unit will automatically stop and start the motor up to 3 times trying to dislodge the offending item. - an essential feature for shingle beaches.
The graphs show the performance of the Seahorse Kontiki's. These are based on the results from various runs recorded by GPS.
For ultimate performance and flexibility, the powerful and versatile two-speed Standard Seahorse 46 is New Zealand's most popular kontiki unit. The Std Seahorse 46 is New Zealand's only proven 46lb thrust kontiki. The high performance 46lb thrust motor will attack massive West Coast surf and rips, allowing you to fish when others can't. The two speed control unit gives you full power for serious surf and rips, or half speed for calmer conditions, ease of use, and maximum distance.
The Standard Seahorse Kontiki does not have the Seahorse& developed GPS guided autopilot system. It relies on the unique body shape and the user launching it in the correct direction to ensure a good set.
Please note, the 30lb thrust motor is no longer available in this model. Please look at the Powertiki Kontiki.
For ultimate performance and flexibility, the powerful and versatile two-speed Seahorse 46 is New Zealand's most popular STD non-guided kontiki unit. The Std Seahorse 46 is New Zealand's only proven 46lb thrust kontiki. The high performance 46lb thrust motor will attack massive West Coast surf and rips, allowing you to fish when others can't. The two speed control unit gives you full power for serious surf and rips, or half speed for calmer conditions, ease of use, and maximum distance. The Mercury 46lb thrust motor swings a 3 blade prop that provides a massive amount of torque or pull. This enable the Seahorse 46 to drag the line, baits and weights out through surf line and across side rips without the need for excessive speed. The slower speed delivers 27lb's of thrust, and can be used in calm conditions.
Seahorse Kontiki's are professionally designed and constructed by our team to handle the harsh beach conditions of New Zealand. It's imperative that everything is designed to operate in coastal elements such as sand, salt, and water. That is why all internal components, including the batteries, are fully sealed and waterproofed for maximum protection and to keep maintenance to a minimum. The Electronic Control Unit is encased in resin and is also completely waterproof.
The Seahorse products are proudly made in Tauranga, New Zealand - the home of Kontiki fishing.
The world leading electronic control unit brings a new level of technology to Kontiki fishing The Control Unit is responsible for the management and protection of the batteries. It monitors the batteries, and will stop the motor if the charge in the battery falls to a low level. It starts and stops the motor, and if a timed run is selected, the electronic timer is used to control the run. The control unit is operated externally by a magnet allowing it to be operated anywhere and in any conditions. The stall protection and recovery feature is an essential feature to protect the motor and batteries from the extensive damage a stalled motor can cause. If the motor is stalled, the control will stop and start the motor 3 times, trying to dislodge the offending item, and allow you to continue fishing. Shingle beaches, such as the Hawkes Bay, and sticks are a major cause of stalled motors.
The long, low buoyancy, slab-sided body design, gives the Seahorse an incredible ability to self-steer through varying surf and currents. The smooth body design enables it to slice through the waves with minimal resistance, maximising the distance it travels. Because of its design, the whole body is able to operate as a rudder behind the forward mounted motor. To our advantage, this means we do not need drag inducing keels, fins or rear mounted rudders. The low buoyancy shape allows the motor to pull the body and drive under the surf with unmatched performance.
The batteries are accessed via a completely watertight, sealed, submarine styled, aluminium marine hatch designed by Seahorse. The hatch seals over a large surface area of rubber seal. The Aluminium hatch provides a total seal without distorting out of shape as tighter the hatch is closed, the stronger the seal becomes. The hatch seal sits against the inter ring of the body, allowing the hatch to apply the sealing pressure. We can guarantee this hatch will seal in conditions where other hatches fail. Unlike "O" rings, it will even seal when sandy. The hatch has a sealed stainless steel locking bolt, which cannot be over tightened. The specially moulded batterybox will hold the batteries securely in place, no matter how rough the surf gets. The low down position of the batteries ensures the Seahorse Kontiki is always stable and upright.
The offset aluminium tow point counters the torque of the powerful Mercury motor, allowing the motor to be mounted in-line with the body, and ensuring maximum drive from the motor. The position of the tow point has been identified through extensive inhouse testing, removing any need to find the correct tow point offset yourself. We have found millimetres make a difference.
The small forward mounted rudder,provides positive direction control. The rudder pulls the Seahorse Kontiki up into the current as opposed to a rear mounted rudder which pushes the unit down with the current. Our testing has shown forward mounted rudders are more effective, therefore these do not need to be as big to have the same effect.
A full 24 month warranty, 12 months on batteries, provides carefree operation and support. We also provide a 30 day money back guarantee, that this is the best Kontiki system you can buy.Seahorse promises to provide the best back up service and support available, and we will help resolve any issues you have with your Seahorse products.Call us if you have a query regarding your Seahorse. We are happy to help.
Used by Graeme Sinclair and Bill Hohepa, Derek the Chef, and thousands of New Zealanders - from Invercargill to Cape Reinga, - the Seahorse is the best kontiki unit you can buy.