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  1. Urgent help required

    Blueline Citrus Clean hand wash works for me.
  2. New boat trailer rust protection prevention

    That's a bit odd as the purpose of a walkway is not to get your feet wet. It dries fairly hard though I am not exactly sure how it will stand up to being walked on.
  3. New boat trailer rust protection prevention

    Yes Tectyl will make a big difference. You only need to treat the bits that get dipped in the water. So regarding your question as to walking on it why not just leave the walkway untreated?
  4. Kings again (almost famous) haha

    They were breed from wild caught brood stock so they are not genetically different to wild fish or 'modified' in any way.
  5. Kings again (almost famous) haha

    They are from the same genetic stock as the local population, ie they are not 'modified' (from the article): “The farmed yellowtail kingfish are of the same genetic stock as wild populations with broodfish being sourced locally,” he said. “The farmed fish are from local parent stock and are health checked on a routine basis, so they are not considered a biosecurity risk.” She said the farmed kingfish were of the same genetic stock as wild populations and the company was “researching the behavioural and feeding responses of the escaped fish” as it continues to try and recapture them.
  6. Fiberglass boat project - opinions wanted

    It's more the drain holes in the outboard well that cause a problem (and the holes for bungs). The outboard well will collect rainwater and it is fresh water that will cause dry rot - not saltwater. Also the transom will be stronger if the wood is one piece.
  7. Fiberglass boat project - opinions wanted

    Ideally the stringers should be high enough to touch/ join up with the floor. You have a unitised and very strong structure then. You could consider putting some cross stringers in as well. With the transom you have to decide whether you are going to repair it from the inside or the outside. It might take a lot of work removing the old wood in either case, but trickier doing so from the inside.
  8. Replacement Clears Needed

    You could consider doing it yourself, that's what I ended up doing. It wasn't all that difficult.
  9. Fitting A Portable Fuel Tank As A Spare

    You might find this useful. It specifically mentions the case of a portable fuel tank with built in vents in outboard powered boats. Going by this some extra venting of the compartment might not be a bad idea: http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/vent.html Boats with permanently installed inboard gasoline engines for: Propulsion Generators Auxiliary Equipment This does not apply to: Outboards: Portable Equipment Exception: If your outboard powered boat has a permanently installed fuel tank, and there is electrical equipment in the same space as the fuel tank, and that equipment is not ignition protected, then the space must be ventilated! See the electrical page for information on ignition protection. Exception: If you have a portable fuel tank, fastened down in a compartment and that tank vents into the compartment, then the space must be ventilated. The same is true for an outboard engine in an enclosed compartment or a portable generator in an enclosed compartment. Natural Ventilation: A natural ventilation system is required on all boats with compartments that contain a permanently installed gasoline engine or a fuel tank, unless that space is open to the atmosphere. Open to the atmosphere: This means, if there is at least 15 square inches of (96.77 Sq. Cm)opening to the atmosphere for each cubic foot (0.03 Cubic Meters) of net compartment volume, then you don't have to provide ventilation. Any openings will do. However be aware that gasoline vapors are heavier than air. If all the openings are at the top of the space, and there is no air flow, then the vapors can still be trapped at the bottom:
  10. Fitting A Portable Fuel Tank As A Spare

    Why wouldn't there be fume build up? The vent can let out vapours as well as let in air. The problem is if the tank is in a confined space (which it looks like it is).
  11. Fitting A Portable Fuel Tank As A Spare

    It might be a bit problematic when you use the carry tank though, as fishing often involves doing some running interspersed with periods at anchor or drifting. So you will have to go to the trouble of closing the vent every time you stop (and opening it again) or there is the possibility of venting vapours. The photo shows the tank is in a compartment, but also mention is made of it being under the rear casting deck which would make it a confined space. I would consider having the tank out in the open on deck. If it is too much of an obstacle you could use 2 x 12L tanks. That's what I did with my Polycraft. I ignored the dealers suggestion of having the carry tank under the seat in a confined space.
  12. Fitting A Portable Fuel Tank As A Spare

    There is a reason that underfloor tanks have their vents on the outside of the boat (so fumes don't collect inside). So it's not a good idea to have a portable tank in a confined space (remembering the vent can let out vapour as well as letting air in).
  13. Fitting A Portable Fuel Tank As A Spare

    I wouldn't even think about transferring fuel from jerry can (ie siphoning or pouring) when there are plastic fuel tanks available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Apart from being a fire/ explosion hazard you might need to change over quickly. You are on the right track using the fuel filter connection. All you have to do is attach a fuel line with primer bulb to the filter and put a suitable connector on the end that will match the one on the fuel tank. I am not sure but I think you might need an on/ off valve in line as well (so you are not drawing from 2 lines at once).
  14. Maiden Voyage

    It's the narrow hull as well as a fairly steep deadrise, and coupled with the ability to lock in water ballast that gives the soft ride. The beauty is that you release all that water ballast when it comes time to retrieve and tow the boat. I am looking at the Surtees 575 as well as the Yellowfin 5800 (now called 6200). I like the light tow weight of the Surtees as well as having a single axle trailer (less maintenance). In the favour of the Yellowfin the wide beam gives you more room (and at a similar price).
  15. Surf Casting Overheads

    Grapnel sinker are good at anchoring your rig - the wire prongs dig into the sand and release easily when you retrieve. I don't usually use more than 3 oz and don't encounter any problems with drift or getting good casting distance.
  16. Surf Casting Overheads

    I like overheads in the Surf and your right there aren't many choices of rods. I have 2 Daiwa Sensor surf rods which are a bit over 11' . One is the old model which has been replaced by a slightly heavier version. The heavier one will throw around 3 -4 oz of lead and a whole pilchard quite well. There is a Crucius Synergy overhead rod which is more economically priced. Unless you are after sharks I don't think you really need a heavier rod than these. For reels I have an ABU 6500C Chrome Rocket, a Daiwa 7HT turbo mag and an ABU 7200C.
  17. Maiden Voyage

    Looks like the Yellowfin 5800 - is that right? How does it go towing (what do you tow it with)? PS: I noticed it's the 6200 on closer inspection. Let us know how it performs after more offshore trips (I am considering getting the 5800).
  18. Sealing plywood casting deck

    Yes, if he is thinning it with water then that would be a hint.
  19. Sealing plywood casting deck

    Polyester fiberglass resin is not very waterproof. You can get epoxy fiberglass resin but it is not compatible with most chopped strand. I think Evadure is the go. You can paint over it as well for extra protection and better appearance. Ship Shape marine paint is good for this. I think it is made by Norglass.
  20. Repower 6.2m Fiberglass Hull

    Yes but I am not sure there will be a performance difference. The old 200 hp still has the 2 stroke advantages of torque and light weight. The main difference will be with fuel consumption, noise etc, which is not what he was asking about..
  21. Repower 6.2m Fiberglass Hull

    "As Zoran has pointed out the current 150hp can push his boat along at 43km/hr at 3500rpm which is pretty good if you ask me". I was referring to that statement and pointing out his current motor is actually a 200 hp. Also I am not sure what the relevance of it's age in making comparisons.
  22. Repower 6.2m Fiberglass Hull

    His current motor is actually a 200 hp. I am not sure if the age is relevant either. Even an old 2 stroke will have more useable torque than a current 4 stroke and be lighter too (albeit using a lot more fuel). Remember too that older boats weren't designed with 4 strokes in mind and that's why the Etecs are often favoured for re-powers.
  23. Trailer Light Issues

    If the wires are pinched and cut as you say then isn't that the likely source of the problem? Why did you use an old plug rather than just reconnecting the one already on the trailer? That way you are just changing one thing at a time (makes it easier to identify the fault). Also how old is the trailer? It is common for the wiring to corrode after 10 years or so and you are better off replacing the lot in that case (if there is no obvious source of the problem) - or do what I did and get a removable light board.
  24. Repower 6.2m Fiberglass Hull

    In the original post he was contemplating what back cruncher described, ie going from a 200 hp 2s to a 150 hp 4s. So it is a very valid point. Ie a big drop in hp coupled with the lower torque of a 4s (and extra weight) may lead to disappointing performance..
  25. Dragging trailer brakes

    Perhaps Raiders could help me with this. My trailer brakes are dragging (one side). I have a mechanical override system. I realise there could be a number of causes but I noticed that the override coupling is not sliding so this would be the first place to start. I can't free it up though, I have tried force (hammering the end) but it won't budge. There is a large nut on boat end - has anyone tried undoing that? Or any other suggestions?