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  1. Not what we planned for

    Well done to you and your daughter JonD....what a fantastic fish and never seen those seas so calm...Wow!
  2. Second Battery Suggestions needed

    Hmmm....that wouldn't be the Ah. That would be the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps)...... strength of the battery at starting. I have a 730CCA Century as well. Will check tomorrow to see if it's a "Pro" model. Amp Hours is usually between 10 to around 100/120/150 Ah.....
  3. Second Battery Suggestions needed

    Century are usually pretty good raging.....how many Ah (Amp Hours) were they rated at?
  4. Second Battery Suggestions needed

    PM sent... Looks like they start batteries but you should be fine.
  5. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    I'm not suggesting that she doesn't weigh anything but she is nothing and I mean nothing comparing to my other boat. I have had her fully laden and towed her heaps of times and I can barely feel her on the back of my car. Even when I want to hook her up, I can lift the front and pull her 2-3mtrs to the tow bar without breaking sweat. The other boat, barely can lift the tow ball end, lol. Anyway, different boats...different trailers. I was just wondering as I know a few of my mates who have boats similar size, none have braked trailers like my boat. Baz's boat might be a heavier unit. Cheers Dave
  6. boat trailer inspection NSW what is looked at?

    Hi Baz, If you own a Stacer 449, I'm surprised that it's a braked trailer? I have a 4.6mtr Aluminium Half Cabin with a 50Hp electric start and it's not braked. When I bought the new trailer, I was told that it is not required for that size. I also have a Quintrex 560 Freedom Sport and that is braked.
  7. Kingfish- no bait needed!!! (Video)

    Jeff, seriously.....have some heart for us poor souls that don't live up in Gods country. I feel for Fab....he hasn't even seen a fish that size in his boat, let alone hooked one. Poor bloke must be dying inside...
  8. Kingfish Round 2

    Scratchie, I think I know why there are so many Kings in Port Stephens.... Have a read of this.... http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5187567/recapture-efforts-in-full-swing-after-entire-pen-of-yellowtail-kingfish-lost/?cs=305 Lucky you...
  9. Starting an old outboard

    Thanks Zoran....will check the cables hopefully when I get home. Do you know if you can buy these parts locally somewhere? Cheers mate
  10. Kingfish Round 2

    Should have dove in and pulled out his bungs.....
  11. Starting an old outboard

    Thanks guys....any idea about the prop spinning whilst in neutral and the voltage only going up to 12.9V even under throttle?
  12. Starting an old outboard

    Rick, if you open raging's link.....are you talking about parts 14,15 & 16? They don't call them poppet valves on this listing...
  13. Starting an old outboard

    raging, you're a dead set legend.....that's my exact model.
  14. Starting an old outboard

    Thanks for all the help and responses guys.....really appreciate this. Update number 2..... Well, once again, I thought I would tackle the telltale issue by listening to your suggestions. But first, before I started to pull things apart, I thought I would check the basics first. So, I traced the hose from the telltale to where it joins up to the block. There was a square type of connector with a nozzle connected to the hose. Unfortunately for me, it was right at the bottom of the engine and it was a b#%ch to get to. So, tried a few times with a pair of long nose (knowing that I am going to have fun trying to put it back on) and after a couple of attempts it came off. As soon as it came off, noticed that there was gunk (like grease) in the nozzle as well as the hose. Got a pop rivet and with a pair of long nose, slowly inserted into the nozzle and pulled the gunk out. Now, time to connect the hose and start her up....fingers crossed! Took a couple of attempts to start her aaaaaand........BINGO Water gushing out....YIPEEEEEEE Left her running for nearly 20mins to see if water would start heating up. NOTHING.....WATER IS COLD AS!! Touch the engine block, barely warm.....SMILING from ear to ear. So now, cleaned the hose and noticed the gromet that was holding the end of the hose at the telltale was worn out. Luckily, I had a packet of gromets exactly the same size. Pushed it in nice and firm. The hose end I had to use some marine grade sikaflex to hold it in the gromet as someone had used silicon previously but that was like chewing gum....come up like it was new. Now something else that I noticed. Don't know if this is normal or could be an issue. Whilst the motor was running, noticed that my prop was spinning even though it was in neutral. I know with my 2000 model V4, 115Hp Johnson, the prop does not spin at all when in neutral. This one was spinning at the speed as if you were to put her in gear just enough to get moving.....wasn't very fast but wasn't at snails pace either. I know this is not a new thing as this also happened when I first bought her about 9-10yrs ago as my first boat and I had no idea if this was normal for boats and I definitely didn't know about Fishraider.....so, just went along as it didn't give me any problems. Could this be normal for older boats? Oh, one more thing (sorry guys, I'm being a pain now). Whilst the engine was on, I put the multimeter across the the battery and it was showing 12.8/12.9V. I know that my 115Hp will go up as high as 14.4V. Again, could this be a thing as its older technology? Cheers Dave
  15. Starting an old outboard

    Hey Zoran, Just went outside to have a look and see if I can take out the thermostat.....lol, I can't even find it. Looked all over the motor and can't see any kind of housing for a thermostat. Just worked out by the coding (thanks to Antony Wardle ) that its an 1981 Johnson 50Hp electric start.