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    New or second hand outboard

    I dropped near $10,000 on a new Suzuki for an old 1978 Hull 6 years ago and glad I did. I knew I would be keeping the boat for a long time so for me it was worth it. It’s been an awesome engine. Buying new there is no risk, no searching and you get exactly what you want straight away. 2nd hand is cheaper (if you find a good one).
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    Trailer repairs

    Use the appropriate thickness for strength. Cut/ knotch out the ends to fit. Instead of bending for the curves, cut and weld at the correct angle.
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    Trailer repairs

    You should consider using C-Channel instead of tube steel. It can’t rust from inside and can be painted and completely sealed. Also, galvanising is not your only choice. My trailer has primer and an Enamel top coat. Sealed and no corrosion problems for years. You could just paint the repaired section and it will still outlast the trailer.
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    Cold starting problems 1999 Yamaha 60 HP

    Based on the cause, you should check/ replace the fuel filter and check the condition of the inside of the tank if you can. Might need to be cleaned.
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    Warranty n Reel Care

    Locking the knob down tends to over squash the drag discs and grease out. Most decent reels these days have a rubber seal on top of the drag. No need to lock the knob down on them.
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    Quick bass sesh on the surface

    Nice wild Bass there mate. Only one sentence and no punctuation for the whole report lol. Funny thing is you can understand it all just fine ?
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    Who sharpens their hooks

    I check every hook before use to make sure it's sharp. If not I use a sharpening stone. Takes time but it's worth it. You get the best hook up's with a sharp hook point.
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    Is this a live bait tank or what

    It looks like it doesn’t have an overflow. If you took out the bungs the boat will fill with water.
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    Electric trolling motor questions

    I have a similar boat and 55lb Minn Kota. A 55lb will be fine for general use, but if you want to hold in strong currents like on the Hawkesbury you will need the 80lb. The only issue in my opinion is that the whole point of the electric is to be quiet. When your using 80lbs of thrust to continually hold position it kind of defeats the purpose. I would rather anchor in a strong current.
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    surface lures

    What fish do you want to target?
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    Daiwa reel parts

    You should be able to call Daiwa Australia and order over the phone. Otherwise, measure the bearings size and you can get them from a bearing store. Try to get rust resistant if possible.
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    Livebait tank with livebait tank

    I always have squid together with Slimies and Yakkas and never have any issue with squid chewing or harming the fish.
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    Mounting of Electric Motor

    That's a nicely done fabrication there mate. One thing I can offer when mounting the Minn Kota is to level it with rubber washer packing on the 4 bolts. That way if the boat is level the shaft will be level. It will work most efficiently that way. You can't change it now, but another thing which makes it more efficient is mounting so the shaft is as close to the centre line of the boat as possible. Try pulling your boat from where you have the mount welded compared to the centre of the boat to get an idea of the extra effort needed.
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    Big bass

    That is a very good size wild Bass. Nice picture too.
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    albright knot questions

    Wind a length of line between your hands and try snapping it. If it breaks just the same then the line is worn. If you can’t break it, then it’s your knot tying that is damaging the line.
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    Battery charging question

    I think an MX5 is a 5 amp charger right? That will do it. You don’t have to disconnect or take out the battery to charge it. Just connect to the terminals. If that is difficult, you can even connect to the main positive and negative lead ends from the battery, wherever they go to.
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    Battery charging question

    First, how old is the battery and how long has it been dead flat for?
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    Cold starting problems 1999 Yamaha 60 HP

    Yeah, I’m thinking it’s something other than a choke problem because it should still start pretty easily without it. It’s not that cold this time of year either. I’m thinking fuel is not getting from the tank to the engine properly after it has been sitting for a while, or 2 stroke oil build up inside. Do a test. Next time you get it started, let the engine sit for 2 days. It will be stone cold my then. Try starting it and if it starts easy then you know it’s not the choke.
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    Sydney Harbour - Balmain, Barangaroo

    Wrong side of the bridge mate! You should have tried persuading them to just over the other side then you could have ate them.
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    albright knot questions

    It should last longer than that. What braid are you using? The last few ‘working’ meters need to be trimmed every now and then, but the rest should last for years. I have 5 year old Fireline still on reels.
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    albright knot questions

    My (normal) Albright knots get weak and snap where the mono leader enters the knot. Opposite to the braid tag end. The mono breaks. Its cause is the mono constantly ‘wriggling’ back and forth in the exact same position during casting. Kind of like when you get a piece of wire and bend it back and forth on the same spot until It eventually breaks. The Albright does not spread out this back and forth movement. It’s concentrated in one spot.
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    Cold starting problems 1999 Yamaha 60 HP

    One question. If you leave the engine for just a day or 2 is it still hard to start from cold or is it just when you leave it for a longer time?
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    Cold starting problems 1999 Yamaha 60 HP

    I reckon even without choke it should still start fairly easily from cold. Definitely not after 5 minutes of trying, especially in this sort of weather. I would check the general condition of everything, starting with the spark plugs and fuel filters. When you say the bulb is hard, make sure it’s not just old and deteriorated and actually hard from fuel pressure. I would try getting someone to pump pressure on the bulb while you crank it over and see if that makes a difference.
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    albright knot questions

    Normal Albright knots get weak and break after a good casting session from my experience. Because I like the knot, I have persisted with it and I have thought up of my own variation to make it last. The only thing is its too hard to explain in words lol. I have to show you. You will get plenty of other suggestions here.