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  2. big Neil

    Golden Days

    I could possibly make it depending on the time frame. If somebody cares to suggest a possible time I would defo like to wet some gear. Could even drag the tinny if it was necessary. Neil.
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  4. davostephens82

    Engine descaler advice needed

    Yeh new pump housing, new impellor, new thermostat full service and replace anything that could be the issue, Temp probe was put on as rev limiter came on and it was 88degrees, apparently rev limiter/overheat kicks in at 90 deg. Then water jackets scrubbed/scraped and put head on and new gaskets etc. Also exhaust jacket scrubbed and scraped, then new gaskets and re attached. Like i said before seems not a full jet of water thru telltale at idle. also not much water through the upper exhaust outlet (fine minute spray) so water mainly comes out at prop end This starbrite contains hydrochloric acid. apparently you run some into motor, let sit for 10 mins then run some more through, let sit, then a full proper water flush for 10 mins or more. Just asking if anyone has had any experience with it. I use salt away now for the final rinse before putting boat away for 6 weeks whilst at work. Mechanic got me started on this, sounds fair enough. its a preventative mostly
  5. Burger

    Blackies instead of snapper

    Two at 48.? Holy Moly!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. davostephens82

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    I read somewhere u can hit your zmans with a wire brush to put tiny holes in them. That way the juice goes in a bit for some extra stink. I have also been leaving mine in with pilly and squid bait tub while not using. Wonder how any used ones u dont want to put back in the packet would fare if you froze them with rest of leftover bait. As they are silicone probably be ok?
  7. DerekD

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    When teaching people soft plastics and Berkley Gulp comes up in the discussions I will usually tell people that I think the concept is genius. You have an edible lure which is biodegradable. I also then point out that I would probably never buy them again though. They dry out unless kept in the liquid and if the liquid leaks out in your tackle bags you will end up rather unhappy. Berkley power minnows and power grubs I am happy to continue using as I have found them to be effective and I can leave them in my bag knowing they will be ready to go for my next fishing trip.
  8. kingfishbig

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    I use Z Mans most of the time. Sometimes I give the Gulps a go if the fishing is a bit quiet - but the difference in the attrition rate is huge. PS: I haven't had any problems with Gulps deteriorating if they are in an unopened packet.
  9. zmk1962

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    yeah ! .... like we need another excuse ! Cheers Z
  10. Yowie

    Bate Bay flatties

    Thank you. I noticed that most fish are going up in price. Mum, and my daughter and her family, will appreciate the fillets. This time of year, the weather changes quite often, so one needs to change the fishing days. Easier now that my mate and I have retired. Thank you. Ocean flatties are very nice eating.
  11. blaxland

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    Off to the tackle shop again for me
  12. blaxland

    Central QLD Just WOW

    Like a dream come true
  13. mii11x

    Gulps V Z man, mixing scents??

    Yeah you cant let them dry out and have to reseal the packs for gulps. I did, years ago, drop them all in a sealed container and mixed them all up, but the red colour(2 inch worms) bled through them all, and I havn't done that since. I still like my gulps, I just make sure I seal the packet up properly and the wallet sleeve as well so it's completely airtight. I use all 3 major brands, Gulps, Squidgies and Zman. I mix and match the scents really.
  14. Ryder

    Bate Bay flatties

    Great bag. Your family are lucky to have such a good provider. At near $50 per kilo flathead is getting too expensive.
  15. zmk1962

    Bate Bay flatties

    Great job and report. We canned our trip out to Browns because of the forecast- seeing this we should have acted on plan B !!! Cheers Zoran
  16. jnrfinatic

    Central QLD Just WOW

    What a trip mate! Love the photos, man that sunset looks good! Well done Adem
  17. jnrfinatic

    Bate Bay flatties

    Wow, very very nice feed mate! Well done Adem
  18. Rebel

    Bate Bay flatties

    Great report and photos.
  19. Rebel

    Central QLD Just WOW

    Great report and Super photos.
  20. Rebel

    Humane ways to dispatch fish

    Great Info. Thank you everybody.
  21. rickmarlin62

    Golden Days

    Id be keen for a run out there
  22. rickmarlin62

    Blackies instead of snapper

    Had two fish at 48cm only half were carryin roe or milt so they look like bein halfway thru spawning
  23. JamoDamo

    Humane ways to dispatch fish

    An easy way to dispatch flatties is to put them on a rock then you push down firmly on their head and there you go their neck is broken, this way you can bleed the fish out without them suffering. JD
  24. Basil D

    Central QLD Just WOW

    you have to go back, dont deny yourself
  25. Yowie

    Bate Bay flatties

    After heading back from southern Qld and northern NSW ( a few days after the fires started burning through Peregian Beach, Stanthorpe, Applethorpe, Tenterfield, Casino ) I was looking forward to head out for a fish. As a side issue , the people from the above towns need tourists to head their way and spend some money on their local produce - wine, apples, apple juice, strawberries, nuts, other farm produce, and arts and crafts. The current fires will not help them at all. Stanthorpe is almost out of water, so tourists are avoiding the towns, however, if the tourists turn up as the locals want them to, water is being purchased and the tourist dollars will help the towns people. Sounds a bit strange, but tourists spending dollars in those towns is what is needed. My mate wanted a bottom bash for flatties, so we organised for this morning judging by the various weather extremes over the last week, and what is forecast for later today. We judged it right, bugger all wind, little swell, but a south running current that gave us the best drifting conditions for quite a while. Only 2 drifts needed. The first drift had only a couple of spikies mixed in with the blue spots. The next drift was a lot of spikies with the blue spots, moving only around 100 metres east of the first drift. Also pulled up 2 tiger flatties amongst out bag limit of 10 each. We also threw back about the same number of blue spots that were under or just over the size limit. Biggest was not too big at 45cm. Various family members have been waiting for some fresh fish (they should take up fishing and catch their own ) Lucky there was only one jacket with the flatties, and not a school of them.
  26. zmk1962

    Mercury elpto red stripe or saltwater series

    Hi Jeff, We are a bit off topic to the OP question, but I agree, it has its uses. Like Baz, I use it for a quick silent flush when back in the evening and its too late to run the motor without upsetting the neighbourhood. It's always better to get rid of as much of the salt water as possible before it drains and leaves behind the salt deposit. I then do a full flush the next day. Not sure how that flush port is plumbed on the etec, but on my Merc it is in the same path as the tell tail ... which makes it located after the thermostats. So although it would get most of the head voids, I could never see how it could flush the voids behind the thermostats - they only open open when the engine hits operating temperature. Also, as I said, flushing the head does not flush the lower leg and impeller pump. The final consideration on my Merc is the poppet valve - this is only opened by the impeller pump pressure when the engine runs between 2-3000rpm .... so toward the end of my ear muff flush I ease the engine up to just over 2000rpm to try and get some fresh water through the poppet as well. Maybe they have a better design for the hose attachment on the newer motors, but I still need to follow what my Merc mechanic has recommend for my specific motor. Cheers Z
  27. T_Bert83

    Golden Days

    Definitely the right time of year to be hitting windamere to catch the fish it’s famous for.
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