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  1. Fab1

    How much anchor rope

    Thats a good idea with the stiff wire mate.The one i made the ring slides up the shank of the anchor and stops on the anchor flukes. Ill try 56,you just reminded me ill be where you are now in 12 short years.πŸ˜₯Life certainly goes before our eyes.
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    How much anchor rope

    Fair enough mate,one day ill be elderly too and have to resort to doing the same.I have a drum and ring i made to try but am afraid the next step after that would be packing a handbag every time i go fishing.πŸ€”πŸ˜‰
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    Dual outboard flusher

    The ones i bought are like the one you pictured.stainless/rubber.
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    Dual outboard flusher

    I bought 2,one as a spare and 1 for me to wear when the mrs nags me.
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    Dual outboard flusher

    I saw the simple ones at the W store the other day.
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    Bearing shell spinning inside hub

    Perhaps its time for new hubs.I Wouldn't bother with the loctite unless your broke.New hubs aren't that dear.
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    How much anchor rope

    I find pulling the anchor up by hand in 20,30 or more meters of water puts hair on my chest.Its a fantastic upper body excercise,especially forearm and back to remind you your still alive. I always did wonder where my nickname popeye came from. Im willing to provide training free of charge to you Rick.πŸ˜‚
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    10 year warranty on evinrude

    Well,if i owned one id like it in writting where and where not i could service it without voiding the warranty. I think you'll find its illegal for them to tell you you must have it serviced by them as long as the guidelines i stated above are followed. If anyone finds out please post it here so others know where they stand on the matter. Thanks.
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    Dual outboard flusher

    Hi jon, A solution to your issue is to cut the hoses and fit a brass hose splitter and you'll never have to worry again. Also try soaking the rubber cups in hot water for a few seconds to make them more pliable and seal better. Cheers.
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    Bearing shell spinning inside hub

    Did you drive the races all the way home after you where flush with the face of the hub using the hammer?The races should go down an other few mm using a punch until they are fully seated. A few photos would help us diagnose what you did so we don't fly blind. If you can spin the race with 2 fingers like you say you would not have to of hammered it in very hard if at all. Those hubs are machined out of a solid lump of steel and its almost impossible to damage it's bore hammering a bearing in. If you did you would find it would be cocked in there and be as tight as a jewish man when its his shout for drinks and find the bore all scored and burred. I wouldn't drive that out the driveway in that state until the issue is resolved. I have a post in the workshop on wheel bearings if your not sure what your doing and haven't seen it that may help. Cheers.
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    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    I would of bought a hilux and never looked back.πŸ˜‚
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    Advice needed for buying a fishing boat

    Before this discussion gets too nasty, i think plenty of info in regards to this topic has been said guys. There's certainly alot to consider when heading outside.
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    10 year warranty on evinrude

    I would of thought any outboard mechanic with the right tooling using good quality parts at the recommended intervals could perform the service on an etec keeping the warranty valid. After all you don't need to service your car at holden etc if that's where you bought it new.You CAN go qualified independant mechanic that uses quality parts fitted correctly keeping any warranty intact. As an exampld my Kia has 7yrs warranty and ive never taken it back to them since i bought it new.
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    Joining the weekday fishing brigade

    I'll be doing it with my family so I don't have that worry.I agree about the morons you get on weekends.
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    Tyres for Ford Ranger

    Pretty much any decent tyre will suffice for what you do.I ran Maxxis 751,s A/T on the ute and got 80ks out of them driving both on and off road,thru mud etc.I replaced them with 40%tread only due to age. Im running Kumho road venture A/T s now doing the same driving and have done 20k and am very happy with the ride,grip etc. Both tyres towed my boat,horse floats,trailers with no issue. I would have a budget in mind and look at different tyre reviews,then choose something from there. Good luck with it.