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      IMPORTANT SURVEY   03/18/2018

      PLEASE SEE THE EMAIL I RECEIVED BELOW - attached is a survey. All raiders please do the survey and there are several questions that ask about where you get information and what apps you use - MAKE SURE YOU ADD IN  www.fishraider.com.au This represents an opportunity to help Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime to identify key issues facing the boating public.  Results from the survey will help design programs that deliver more accurate and efficient outcomes in safety, services and infrastructure to the boating public.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All responses will remain anonymous.  The survey is at: https://www.ipsossurveys.com.au/O17Y0401/   The public who complete the survey are in with a chance to win:   Kannad Safelink sportpro+ GPS EPIRB and GMEGX800 Hand Held Marine Radio (combined value over $1,100) 1 of 10 L150N Auto Inflatable Pro Fit lifejackets (valued over $145 each)        


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  1. Is this a good first boat?

    Looks too good to be true. If you dont know much about boats id take someone who does to look over it. Thats very cheap for what you get. Looks good hopefully nothing wrong with it!
  2. Thankyou Marine Rescue

    From what I can gather some squadrons honour neighbouring squadrons. Eg, Bowen, Burdekin and Whitsundays all count for each other. But for example if I went to Brisbane from Whitsundays it would not count. Not 1000% sure on that, just what I can gather from a few meetings and a couple of training courses. Ill ask at the next meeting. 8)
  3. Thankyou Marine Rescue

    Yeah sorry if you are not a member you get charged a call out fee. If you are a basic member ($30) the call out is waived. If you are a full member ($60) the call out is waived and you get a few hundred worth in fuel free if you have to get help. Worth it to me, its a long way to the reef!!
  4. Thankyou Marine Rescue

    In QLD you just pay for the fuel from a rescue so if your 60kms from shore it could get quite expensive. If you buy a membership you get discount fuel rates depending on which membership you go for.
  5. Cordless wet & dry vacuum cleaners

    Bunnings has them for 149 bucks DEWALT 18V XR Cordless Hand Held Wet And Dry Vacuum
  6. Suitable trailer for boat.

    Reviving this thread. Can anyone in North Queensland recommend a good trailer mob anywhere between Mackay and Townsville? Looking at a single axle if possible but most likely dual axle. The few places I have called have all said my boat is too big for single axle trailers. Although some here would beg to differ. Anyone know the rego cost difference between dual and single?
  7. New fishing Boat

    Most common rescue is yamaha engines.....................but probably because every man and his dog has them!
  8. EPIRB

    They are easy enough to re register into your own name on the epirb website
  9. Confused about which boat to buy

    They seem like the perfect mix of ally and glass but what are the downsides to them would you say? Weight?
  10. Soft floor repairs

    What did you use to waterproof the plywood under the carpet?
  11. Soft floor repairs

    Always wondered what under the flood looked like.
  12. Fuel Storage

    I was under the impression that higher rated fuels break down slower!?! I havnt noticed any difference between 91, 95 and 98 in my outboard so I will probably just go back to 91 (no ethanol) for now. Interesting read though.
  13. Suitable trailer for boat.

    I am in need of a new boat trailer and was automatically going to get a tandem roller trailer to suit my boat (5.6m fibreglass). However, I was wondering if a single axle trailer would suffice? I know tandem trailers would provide more peace of mind (in the event of a tyre/bearing blow out) but they are also a hell of a lot more expensive. As it is we rarely take the boat out of town which is why the old rusty single axle trailer has been ok so far. In saying that I am keen to take it down the road to airlie beach and do some island hopping / camping in the future. At a guess my setup weighs approx 1250kg (650 boat, 200 motor, 150 fuel, 250 gear/eskies/anchors etc. So I would need a 1500kg rated trailer or would I need to step up to 1750kg to be sure? Appreciate any feedback.
  14. New boat trailer rust protection prevention

    My main local boat ramp around here doesnt have taps/hoses otherwise I would consider it for sure.
  15. Wavebreaker cost

    Cheers thanks for that.