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  1. Do you have a Chartplotter/Fish Finder? Kings move around and can be hit and miss with them. Try around the moorings. I got smashed last time I went next to a mooring but the fishfinder did show arches and we had live squid. As soon as we dropped it, it didn't last even 10secs and the reel was screaming. Unfortunately, he busted us off going around one of the moorings. Keep trying's only a matter of time.
  2. Well done mate. RDO and a nice fish...can't get any better.
  3. Same here. Would like to know if anyone has done this recently.
  4. Hmmmm, surprised to hear that Jon. I have the same ball type like mii11x and no matter what I do, it doesn't move. Actually, I have to loosen the screw to move it. No way that it will move otherwise. Unfortunately, the model you have shown wouldn't have suited where i have mine bolted to and that is why I chose the ball type as you can put it in al, sorts of peculiar ways.
  5. I ordered mine online, according to the model I had.
  6. I'm with mii11x. I have my HDS 7 Touch on a Ram Mount and love it. Cheers
  7. Good report least you got out there amongst it. Anyone else get any decent kings around Long Reef?
  8. JonD, Thanks for the video. One question. We saw boats heading in, but how the hell do you pick your time to go out. As you showed, there are times where it's quiet and calm and next thing you know, within seconds there are massive waves. How do you get out and how would you manouvre if you started to head out and got the timing wrong?
  9. PM sent....
  10. Hi Mate, You could hook it onto the anchor light but you are better off with a separate circuit. Sometimes if you fish at nights whereby your anchor light should be "ON", you won't want your deck lights on all the time. I installed led lights under the gunwhales around the whole deck and its on a separate switch. When we fish at nights, we switch the deck lights off unless we need to tie up hooks or do something on the boat but most of the time when we are just relaxing and waiting for a bite, the deck lights are off.
  11. Thanks Zoran, Appreciate the time.....hope you get that outboard fixed and it's not a major problem. Cheers Dave
  12. Thanks Zoran....appreciate the help, Apparently my chartplotter supports both NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 but it appears that the VHF Radio supports only NMEA 0183 but it has 2x NMEA 0183 connections. Is this normal? One more question....what's the Baudrate thing, what should I set it to once connected? See below copied from Manual... NMEA PORTS The GX600D features two NMEA ports labelled NMEA1 and NMEA2. These are available on the rear panel. NMEA sentences generated by the GX600D will appear on the output of both ports. In addition, any NMEA sentences received at the input of one port will be mirrored at the output of the other port. The NMEA Baudrate of each port can be set separately from within the Setup menu. Available Baud rates are 4800, 9600,19200 and 38400bps. NMEA 0183 DATA The GX600D recognises the following standard NMEA sentences.You may need to select NMEA 0183 Input/Output using the interface settings on your GPS, Plotter or connected device. NMEA Input from GPS: GPGLL, GPGAA, GPRMC, GPGNS (v2.x) NMEA Output to plotter:GPDSC(v2.x)GPDSE(v3.x) Yellow - NMEA Out Blue - NMEA In Black - Common(Gnd) As far as the MMSI Number, looks like you can't get one from the authorities unless you have done the course.....does this mean the DSC is useless without the MMSI? Copied from the AMSA website.... Before applying for an Australian MMSI number you must have: An ACMA Maritime Ship Station Licence and Callsign for an MF/HF transceiver Vessel registered in Australia (except Northern Territory) Marine radio operator qualifications. The following types are accepted: Australian Waters Qualification (AWQ) – (See Notes 2 and 3) Short Range Certificate of Proficiency (Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency – MROVCP) (See Note 3) Long Range Certificate (Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency – MROCP) GMDSS First Class Radio Electronic Certificate - 1st Class REC GMDSS Second Class Radio Electronic Certificate - 2nd Class REC GMDSS General Operator's Certificate - GOC Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate or Proficiency – RROCP Cheers Dave
  13. Hi Raiders, Since we are discussing radios, I'm still to get my head around this NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000. What is the difference? I have a HDS Gen2 Touch Chartplotter and a GME 600D VHF Marine Radio with DSC. Apparently, you can connect the two together so that your GPS mark will be transmitted if the DSC button on the radio is pressed in case of emergency. How do you connect the two.... is it via NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183? Also, played around with the radio and it asks for a MMSI number? How do you obtain one? Any help is appreciated... Cheers Dave
  14. Slimey is short for a Slimey Mackerel.... Yakka is short for Yellowtail... Small fish about 10-20cm in size....great for live baiting. Yakkas can be found most places around structures like wharfs, buoys etc....
  15. Hey mate, I have sent you a PM but just to let you know, once you connect all the positive to the prongs, then you are left with 3 wires from the panel that need to go back to the battery. Using a bus bar to connect these near the panel and then running one single heavier gauge positive wire back to the battery would solve your problem. Same thing for the black negatives. Run the blacks from the devices and from the back of the panel to one central point and connect them to another separate bus bar (one bus bar for positive and one separate for negative conbections) then run one heavier gauge (4mm if you wish) to the battery. This will give you one earth/negative and one positive wire at the battery....much neater. Cheers Dave