Choicebro

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  1. Hi all, Just helped a work mate out with the practical by taking him out and filling out his logbook. He had previous boating experience so competency wasn't an issue. After that all he had to do was book and complete the knowledge test and pay his licence fee. Below is the link to the RMS website. http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/licence/boat-pwc/index.html Hope that helps. Cheers Choicebro
  2. Just a thought.Could you fibreglass it back together or wrap the two pieces with fibreglass to hold them together? And yeah as Roylo says it looks like the pivot bolt is too tight. Cheers Choicebro
  3. +1 for using blind rivets, easily available from a store like bunnies and the likes. Also check the O-rings on the bungs while you are at it. I chased what I thought was a hull leak for ages and the culprit was a dry and cracked O-ring on one of the bungs. Cheers Choicebro
  4. Nice one, have found 3.0 jigs have been working for me in the recent weeks, pinks and oranges have been the go. Within 10 mins of Tonkin Park ramp Cheers Choicebro
  5. Hey mate, My .02c comment would be that your Ctek charger @ 15 amps would struggle to charge a 24v system. They are a good charger but charging 24v will require a charger with a higher amperage output. You could isolate the batteries by disconnecting them and charge them separately, but this would obviously take twice as long as using a charger designed for 24v. If I may ask, what is your reason for upgrading to a 24v minn kota? I run a 12V minn kota with a deep cycle gel battery and have never had any issues with a flat battery or lack of power. I usually only recharge after 3 or 4 trips. Recently I took the boat out after a 9 month lay off and still had 3/4 charge in the battery with no issues on the water Interested in your response. Cheers Choicebro
  6. Awesome mate, that smile is priceless!!! Cheers Choicebro
  7. Looks like the edge of the insulator. Mine looks similar although grey in colour As long as the mounting bolts are tight i wouldnt worry too much. Cheers Choicebro
  8. Hey mate, Cant seem to enlarge the pics in your post, but does it look like the mounting bolts are loose or have shifted? Cheers Choicebro
  9. As sad as it is, it is a stark reminder to all that safety cannot be ignored. Lets not be the minority, turn it around and be the majority that do wear life jackets and if it's your boat make sure you protect your mates!! Keep safe Raiders. Choicebro
  10. Hey mate, I have a Minn-kota with I pilot 55lb on a Stacer Nomad 440 and it is fantastic. I use it often and the anchor function is priceless. I have a dedicated gel battery for it and usually get a few trips out of it before having to recharge. I had to get a mount welded on and found a local business to do it for me and mate I tell ya they did a fantastic job. They fabricated the mount and painted using original materials and paint, you cant tell it was an aftermarket fit up at all. Send me a PM if you want some pics or their details. Cheers Choicebro
  11. Hi Mate, Dissimilar metals will create a galvanic reaction with each other in the presence of saltwater or a saltwater environment such as in a boat. Basically the weaker material will give way before the stronger material. A simple way to prevent this is to insulate the 2 surfaces with a non permeable surface, most commonly used is sikaflex or a similar product to provide a moisture barrier between the two materials. Most people forget to insulate their stainless screws when mounting things like rod holders etc and end up with corrosion, and yes it is a pretty easy thing to be blasé about. Cheers Choicebro
  12. Nice catch mate. If you like seafood then you're in a great part of NZ. Whitebait season should be kicking off soon and is a great way to pass the time, plus if you don't like to eat them I'm sure someone will always be keen to buy your catch. It was legal to do so when I was last home and was a good way to make some extra cash if you are keen. Scallops are also prevalent in the area so if you have a boat I'd suggest you fork out for a dredge, you cant sell them but I'm sure you will find a keen hunter that will be willing to trade for some wild pork or venison. If you are after a day out with the family, check out the Riwaka resurgence and pupu springs, 2 absolutely beautiful spots. I'm from Marlborough myself and miss the place like crazy, but work and life in Oz is better for me. Anyways, bit of an off topic post mate, but seriously enjoy the spot you are in. Cheers Choicebro
  13. Looks like a magic spot there Jani. Will be nice to land the big one.
  14. Hi mate, PM sent. Cheers Choicebro
  15. Hey mate, Have had the same issue with my old tinnie. I first thought it was a gearbox seal gone, but the oil was black and not the colour of gearbox oil. Turned out it was just 2 stroke oil residue from the exhaust. If the oil doesn't have a real pungent smell like gear oil then perhaps you have the same issue I had. Hope that helps. Cheers Choicebro