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  1. Using PVC Pipe #2: Rod T-holder

    Cool. I wonder if a bit of pool noodle foam or something like that might finish the job off nicely. Those ends might dig in a bit.
  2. Port Stephens on the weekend

    Looks like you've picked a much better weekend than I did, weather wise. Hope you get a few. We definitely made the right call to cancel our trip out there. Too risky in my 5m open tinny. I'll just have to try again later in the season.
  3. Port Stephens on the weekend

    Thanks guys, it was good exploring a new waterway, now that my friend has moved to the area I think there might be a few more trips in the future. Procro, sorry I’m not the man to ask this question- never fished land based up there apart from bream off the Nelson bay breakwall
  4. Our plan to take 2 boats out to Broughton Island was cancelled last week due to the forecast, so we stayed at a mate's house at lemontree passage instead. I've done the trip to Broughton a few times but have never really fished in the bay so this trip was a bit exploratory. We found the fishing in the bay to be very tough. My fallback species is flathead because you're always guaranteed a flathead around my local waters. We didn't get a single flathead... Pumped nippers and got plenty of undersize whiting on Friday arvo whilst drifting likely looking areas and casting plastics for the flatties up around lemontree. Saturday morning was our window to fish inshore and we didn't venture far from the heads. I got this nice 62cm snapper on a plastic and we caught a heap of bonito, couta and some other ugly things. Got blown off the water yesterday morning before coming home. We also managed a couple of good blue swimmers and an average muddy in the pots over the course of the weekend. This is the only pic because it was the only fish worth taking a photo of!
  5. Brisbane Water Flatties

    I've got one just like it in my tackle box, works a treat. I now know it's called an ikijime - I've always called it a fish shiv
  6. Brisbane water 19 December

    Smart move Luke - get a fish in before it gets super busy around here. Welcome to the area btw.
  7. There was no need with my setup. It’s all accessible via hatches. I made some mods a few years ago and also put in a different console to the original. Here are a couple of pics by way of explanation. (No idea why they're uploading upside down. They look fine on my screen.) Boat is a 5m Fish Finder by the way
  8. Thanks Frank, no I didn't cover it. Oops! Oh well, I can't see any visual signs of damage. The paint's pretty rough anyway and I'm thinking about going to bare alloy for the gunnels so it probably won't matter. Thanks a lot for the offer, I'll keep that in mind if I decide I want a rail again later. Installation went smoothly and I've got everything hooked up and ready to go. Unfortunately didn't get a chance for a water test, hopefully one afternoon this week. Being a 24V motor I was worried about all the extra weight with batteries. I've mounted them as far back as I could. They're below floor level under the console. Easy access for charging there and completely out of the way. Will be interesting to see if they make much difference to the way she sits in the water. 56kg of batteries plus the motor which must weigh about 12kg+ I reckon so there's a fair bit of new weight in her.
  9. Thanks for your concern guys but it definitely had to go. I trialled and tested every which way before I decided to cut the rail off, and no scenario was going to work perfectly. This option has meant I don’t have to make any compromises and I’ll have the ability to run it a bit shallower when I’m in the racks or flats. Now that it’s done I think it looks cool too
  10. Hi Luke Yeah I was thinking of doing something along those lines. Might just take it off for now and see if I miss having a rail or not. Grinder's coming out this arvo so I can get back on the water asap. I think we live in the same area? I'm in Umina Beach. Keep an eye out on Brisbane Water for a white quintrex with patchy paintwork on the bow and come say g'day some time. Cheers
  11. Hi Frank, the transom is already loaded up, I think the bow is the best place for it. Yes it is awesome isn’t it! Loads of character. It does make a good spot to hold onto occasionally but that’s pretty much the only benefit... After sleeping on this I think removing it is the way to go. It will make fishing up there a bit better too I think. It does get in the way sometimes and I’ll be able to land fish up there
  12. Keen to hear from anybody who has added a bow mount trolling motor to an old Quintrex Fish Finder. Just got one and I’m thinking I’ll have to cut the bow rail. Not very keen on the idea so befor I get the angle grinder out I’m hoping someone may have mounted theirs with the bow rail in tact.
  13. Kingfish in Brisbane Water

    Near the rip bridge
  14. Kingfish in Brisbane Water

    I've seen them in there once last year. A school of rats hanging off a moored boat. I hooked up but got dusted on the mooring and then couldn't get another bite.