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  1. mii11x

    Braid - Looking for specific

    I used to do this mate, then realised i could use two house bricks
  2. mii11x

    New Around These Parts

    After that comprehensive answer to my comments mate, you don't sound clueless. By my understanding of boating rules and regs, all boats with decking must have a bilge. Check the boating rules online at sms mate. Sounds like your well on the way to wasting money hahaha. Seriously though, keep your outboard and rig in great condition and it will probably outlast you
  3. mii11x

    New Around These Parts

    I should add, dont forget about your trailer, check all the lights and wiring. You can pick up led trailer lights and trailer cable for cheap off ebay. Much cheaper than superautorepcobarn. Replace the wheel bearings with a fresh set also. Check your tyres also... Norhing worse than blowing a tyre or having your bearings shit themselves at 4am on a sunday morning on the way to the ramp.
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    New Around These Parts

    Tell us what you want to do mate when you say fixing up. Id start with giving the outboard a service to make sure is running fine. If your not confident yourself to do the service, take it to a mechanic. Get them to check steering as well. Next thing would be to completely go over the fibreglass hull checking for soft spots and have them repaired if you find any. Electrics......id completely rip out what you have and start rewiring from scratch all the way from the battery. I have no experience with a glass boat, but im sure you would want to check your hull for soft spots and damp spots as this would be rot and will eventually let water in. There are loads of members here that can help if you ask the right questions, maybe being a bit more specific may yield more answers. Welcome to the world of boating. Cheers Mick
  5. mii11x

    My first jewie

    Well done mate, a fantastic effort on both fish.....you'll always remember your first mulloway
  6. mii11x

    First Fishing Report - 10/05/2019

    Send that biddy out live with a 8/0 mate
  7. mii11x

    minn kota vs motorguide

    I used to own a 55sw MG which served me well for 8 years. I had to replace the brushes at around 4 years and was only around $30 to do so. The wireless foot pedal was awesome also. I reckon I had well over 500 hours use with it and sold it in perfect working condition late last year when I updated to a xi5 gps 55. What can I say about the new leccy........why didn't I update it sooner hahaha. Spot lock is simply awesome, the jog feature is just as awesome. I havn't yet traced a route and replayed it though because I'm finding the jog feature is good for me at the moment. It has taken some getting used to the remote control over the foot pedal however, but I guess with all the extra features of the xi5 has over my old 55sw, the remote is required. I know that the new foot pedal does not have the complete operation of the remote, so I am holding off on that addition. I have found that the anchor feature to be pretty much spot on and as previously mentioned don't believe the marketing gimmicks of brand A vs brand B. You don't need to connect to a sounder to have the gps feature activated, the xi unit itself has it's own gps. It is NOT essential to have the xi5 connected to a lowrance, or any other brand of sounder, to get the gps function working. I will eventually nmea it to my new 12LIVE, but it is not high on my priority list at the moment. You will hear both good and bad about all brands mate, I stuck with MG cos I had no dramas with my old one. If I had of switched brands and it gave me dramas, I would have thought I should of stuck to what I knew about my first one if that makes sense. My boat is a 2009 4.5m Brooker side console with 50hp 2 stroke Mercury. Against the run out tide (1.7m to 0.4m) in the Georges river on Sunday morning with my mate onboard also, it ran at 2.6 knots full speed into the current and wind and I hadn't charged the battery(120AH) for about 3 weeks. It had been used for about 15 hours total in those three weeks, using speed and direction controls to correct my drifts and also the anchor/spot lock feature countless times. I hope some of this helps mate, good luck with your new purchase. You will be kicking yourself for not updating to a spotlock model of either brand sooner haha
  8. mii11x

    Circles for Jew

    I have always used gamakatsu occy circles 4/0 to 8/0 from when I started my obsession with mulloway. Always snelled for both dead and live bait. In the past year for dead squid small sized, either whole, hoods or heads I have been experimenting with standards occy hooks again snelled. I cant say it's made a difference in my catch rate. I still to this day, some 8 years later have not hooked and landed a jew using livebait with a single hook. That doesnt mean I dont try and others always question me when rigging a livie with snelled hooks. It works for me, so I stick to it in most cases. Either boat based or landbased I never strike with either snelled combo, circles and j's, I just let the drag set the hooks and generally pick up after the first run. When I first started, I always rushed to grab a screaming reel/rod and learnt slowly not to lift the rod until that first run was done. I couldn't begin to tell you how many I have lost by being too exuberant in my early quests. It's what works for me and have had quite good success by just leaving the rod till after that first run. Mate, if your catching them using j hooks regularly, why change? It obviously works for you. If you went to occy circles and lost a cracker, you'll always be left wondering "If I had just used j hooks......"
  9. mii11x

    Jew

    Touch wood guys....i havn't really found this to be true. Most of mine are caught on the Georges River, we all know how busy that place gets and the noise from all the other boat traffic. NYE just passed, i had the water police right next to me, checking safety equipment and licence, with their engines running and I hooked up. Luckily on the other side of the boat to where they were. They were quite impressed with the fish. Released that one and caught a further 2 within 2 hours before I called it quits. I was more or less under CC bridge from 10pm to about 2 am.
  10. mii11x

    Jew

    I will add, almost everytime i targeted mulloway with bait last year resulted in a triple by the end. 90% were released, all were caught on anchor and didnt move once i released them.
  11. mii11x

    Jew

    Last 2 sessions i have targeted jew, my mate and i have caught 3 or 4 on each occasion. All anchored up and with bait. All released. I dont think they spook any others around if you release them.
  12. mii11x

    Which Electric Motor?

    Pretty sure you need to setup up a nmea network first, then the mg gateway kit adapts off that
  13. mii11x

    Roseville Bridge Night and Afternoon

    Mate are you sure they are yakkas....look like tailor to me, undersized at that. Well done on the ep though
  14. mii11x

    Garmin vs Lowrance vs Raymarine vs Furuno etc

    Pretty sure its structure based.....well greater contouring at the very least
  15. mii11x

    Garmin vs Lowrance vs Raymarine vs Furuno etc

    Recently upgraded from a HDS10 Gen 2 with LSS2 to the new HDS Live 12. Structure scan is much more crisp in both the down and side scan(AI 3 in 1 tranny) on the live unit over the LSS2 setup I was previously running. Being able to view the screen with polarized sunnies on is also a good thing with the new unit. Just this week I traded in my old Navionics platinum plus 62p+ card to the new platinum xl3 62p+ but havn't yet had the chance to take it out on the boat to test. I wasn't able to access all the features the Live unit presents me with my old card, hence the trade in. The thing that bugged me most with the new unit/old card was the inability to make the water shades of blue, like it previously did with the Gen2 unit. Navionics also has the ability to share maps - community based edits I think they are called, but I havn't yet thought of playing around with this option. I more or less know my local haunts well enough these days. Im happy with Lowrance, Ive had a HDS 7 Gen1, then the HDS10 Gen 2 with LSS2 and now the HDS12 Live. Touch wood, I have never had an issue. I wanted to stick with this brand due to the purchase of a new Motorguide xi5 which was upgraded about October 2018 from a MG 55SW.