Fab1

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  1. Fab1

    What size boat fits

    What size boat fits comfortably i:e straight in a 5.8x2m high lug. Thinking of getting something else and selling my tinny soon.
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    What size boat fits

    Yeah,it is tight especially lengthways.Width i still have decent room but i do only have a single lug with the laundry sunken in one corner. Even if a 4.5-4.8 metre boat will fit I'd still give weigh up whether to sell mine or not.
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    Can someone more familiar with driving to the city than me help me out with the tolls involved driving from campbelltown to Artarmon. Costs involved,which route etc please. I have recently taken a job there and train and bus in but would like to know what im up against if i need to drive. Cheers guys.
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    Cheers guys,will study routes and weigh up options incase i need to drive every so often as i will commute by public transport where possible.
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    What size boat fits

    Will do.When I decide to get something else I'll be sure to check lengths,heights etc.Im guessing I'm fairly safe to look at boats up to 5m?
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    I haven't driven to the city for over 20yrs mate and the last time I caught a train was in 1994 up until 2 weeks ago.lol.How does this cashback work as I haven't used a toll road In yonks too?
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    What size boat fits

    Sounds like your size boat is a tad too long/tall for my space.
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    What size boat fits

    I was thinking maybe another runabout,bow rider,or side console.I like cabin boats too but the height would be the issue.It must fit in the garage whatever I choose as I don't have anywhere else to house a boat. Say something like a quintrex coast runner in the 4.8m range as an example that would probably fit on the same length as trailer my 420 sits on.
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    What size boat fits

    Yes,from the coupling back.
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    What size boat fits

    Hopefully something in the 4.5-5m range will fit.
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    Cheers.I worked at pennant hills toyota as a spraypainter.
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    Will do mate.I dont want to have to give up this job due to travel issues as it is excellent work and pays really well. Cheers.
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    Campbelltown to Artarmon

    Cheers guys,i forgot to add if it helps im rostered on nightshift 6pm-6am.But my roster will include weekends at times and from my previous experience catching the trains/buses back in the 90's they weren't the most reliable or frequent during the weekends. I would of thought i took the m5 then m7 and then get lost.lol.
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    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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    Boat trailer guide posts

    After finishing With the boat earlier,the mrs kindly walks past and says that we need something on the trailer so she can see it easier with the boat unloaded. Anyway off to the shed to grab some 40mm galvanised thick walled powder coated pipe,a few stainless nut,bolts and washers,the drill and bits and to work I went. Just need to add end caps and maybe even some reflective tape and flashing lights for her.Lol. They are very strong and will serve to keep the boat on the trailer and be easier to see the trailer for both of us when empty. cheers.
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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˜‚