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    Rui Squid Jigs - Anyone used them?

    I have used them quite a bit, mainly because they have some colours that no one else has and I liked them. Have caught plenty of squid on them. Strike rate is no different to expensive jigs. I have found the spikes to be not very sharp and are very difficult to get them sharp yourself. Still, they catch a heap of squid.
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    Furuno sounder reading

    There is nothing wrong with your sounder. You didn’t see any fish because there were none directly under you. That’s why you can see your bomb at rest but not when travelling slow because it moves back, away from the beam. The Furuno has a slightly narrow beam angle so you won’t see arches, just a line or “marks” when a fish is under you. I have the 585 and it’s a brilliant sounder
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    Launch retrieve in the dark

    Set up ready to reverse and get out and have a look if you think you need to. If while reversing you are not sure where you are at, get out and have another look. Only takes a few seconds.
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    boat trailer guides

    Back down to where the rear of the boat starts to lift off the rollers then come forward so it’s just sitting back on the rear most roller. That’s the spot you want Like Rick said, you don’t want the rear floating when the boat is fully wound on. You want it sitting on the rear roller with a little weight.
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    boat trailer guides

    After many years loading boats, how far (deep) you back into the water determines how easy it is to keep straight and load a boat while either driving or winding on. You need to trial to find the best spot and remember the water height on the trailer.
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    Just in case you were wondering where I had gone...

    Hey Jim. I have had a serious ankle injury and it sure sucks. All the simple things we take for granted like showering, walking, getting a glass of water, cooking going to the shop etc become 10 times as difficult. You really appreciate the "luxury" you have when things go back to normal. Hope it all heals 100% for you mate.
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    Surf ski paddlers

    I know that when these kind of things happen both parties think they are in the right.
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    Terez rod, rust?

    I have a range of rods Loomis, Shimano, Nitro, St Croix, Penn and Daiwa rods. They ALL have this and I rinse every time.
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    Bustin Bass at Lostock

    Nice looking Bass. The water must be nice up there.
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    Fitting New Live Bait Tank Pump

    I suppose everyone’s set up is different, but the point is it should be fine to leave the pump on while underway as long as water is getting to it. There is no need to turn it off.
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    Fitting New Live Bait Tank Pump

    My pick up pushes water up to the pump but it only trickles out into the bait tank because it has to go through the stationary pump which slows it down. I have to have the pump on to get a proper flow. There wouldn’t be anything wrong with having the pump on while underway as long as it is being fed water from a pick up.
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    Terez rod, rust?

    From my experience this is somewhat “normal” and unavoidable for a rod. I think the rusty looking spots are not the actual guide rusting away, but more like metal/ rust residues on the underside of the epoxy. They are separate to the guide metal. You can see that in your picture close up.
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    Feedback on bait / bilge pumps

    I have used Rule 500 size for years now and they last a long time if you take care of them. Did yours fail for any reason that you know of? I see them fail a lot when stuff gets caught inside the impeller and the motor burns out. It’s possible that something can get caught temporarily without you knowing, making the motor work extra hard and severely reduce its life. For this reason I recommend fitting the optional metal screen and check and clean it after every trip. Have the pump properly fused and don’t run them dry or when underway unless it’s being fed water so it doesn’t overheat.
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    Fitting New Live Bait Tank Pump

    5 years isn’t too bad for one of those. I think the Rules have a 5 year warranty. It’s better not to run them dry or while underway unless it’s being fed water. I also like to give mine and the bilge pump a quick flush with fresh water while running after every trip. I had a Rule rust and seize once. Its fine to join into the existing wires as long as the new pump is the same size or smaller. If it is bigger you will probably need thicker wires. I don’t know your pump location but try to make the wire join in a spot where it won’t ever get submerged in water.
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    Minn Kota Powerdrive to Ipilot conversion

    The 54 would be better but I suppose the 40 will hold position using ipilot with the same difficulty or ease as when you have been doing it manually. So if it’s been satisfactory then it won’t be any different with ipilot. I done mine a long time ago. When the ipilot kit first came along. 9 years ago or something. If your planning on wanting more power as well then you should consider whether just getting a whole new unit is a better option rather than upgrading things and still having an ‘old’ unit in the end.