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  1. Thanks for the replies guys! I actually have the Berley Pro visor and mount on my Hook. They seem quite well made. Although my transducer is a split shot not the triple shot but am going to reach out to Berley Pro and see if their mount(attached photo) will fit my yak and the slightly different transducer. Back to the workshop. Will share pics once I find a resolution and update to a how-to πŸ˜πŸ‘
  2. Hey Guys, Just got myself a Kayak2fish next gen 10mk II. The yak has a transducer mounting plate but having some trouble getting it right. Started with it on the outside direct water contact however it was the lowest point and high risk of damaging when launching / retrieving... I've moved it to under the plate but noticed a significant increase in "noise" on the sounder and the structure scan not working as clear through the plate. Any suggestions- Is my best bet to cut out the plastic below and allow full transducer-water contact(keeping it safe above the bash plate)? Thought I'd ask before hacking up the plate πŸ˜πŸ‘ Thanks raiders!
  3. Thanks for your reply! Social maps is a feature of Genesis C-Maps that allows you to download sonar maps of other users. Unfortunately my finder is only GPS and does not have the maps preloaded. Trying to avoid the $150+ price to get the maps. Process I followed was as per the Lowrance instructions, download maps file from Genesis social maps - extract files - move to SD and insert. From what I can understand it should automatically recognise but not luck. The reveal is only a few months old so maybe still some teething issues to be resolved...
  4. Hey Raiders, Just acquired a tidy little Yak setup with a Lowrance Hook 5 Reveal GPS on it. So far have only christened it with a Legal Trevally but once I have the hang of it hoping to find some Pelagics in Middle Harbour! I've tried to load up the social maps from Genesis Live onto the sounder, but can't seem to get the upload to work, has anyone had any luck? From what I found on the Lowrance site it is compatible but no dice so far. Thanks in advance for your help guys. Tight lines!
  5. Like the info break down based on the fish! I'm thinking that a ray would unlikely take a run near the surface... The few times I've managed to lift large rays they seem to have emptied their battery and that's why I managed to raise them of the bottom... Thoughts? Based on that I'm guessing something larger and aggressive. I hooked what looked to be a large dark kingfish, my guess at the time was AmberJack or Samson? Who knows, but it acted similar to what you describe and then took a massive run towards the large white floaty at Clifton Gardens snapping me off. Hypothesizing about the one that got away always gets me up that next 5am spot... Tight lines!
  6. Definitely Georges River. It's going off ATM...
  7. Definitely a Georges River Spot X King looking at that colouring
  8. 38cm Trev on an unbaited setup... Surely that's a raider record! As always, nice work mate. I wonder what would happen to the gazebo and the guys underneath if the wind picked up? :/
  9. Awesome mixed bag Chao, that red looks delicious!
  10. A good place to start is your terminal tackle.... Go lighter, and try to ensure your hook is complete covered by your bait. Good quality monofilament leader in less than 10lb is a great start. Bait wise try and avoid servo prawns and go for freshly caught bait or tackle store stuff. It's very unlikely to hit a wharf on Sydney harbour and go home empty handed if you fish sunrise or sunset. Usually favouring Tide changes... Keep at it and good luck!
  11. Thanks for sharing Donna! Boating safety is a much welcomed discussion topic! Hmm Sigma, I would say it might of been that particular officers interpretation of the requirements rather than the exact RMS definition... A chart plotter is defined in multiple online sources as: "A device used in marine navigation that integrates GPS data with an electronic navigational chart (ENC)" which IMHO clearly identifies it as a form of electronic map. Also, For those of us who don't have a GPS combo, the RMS have maps on their site to download or order in waterproof paper here:
  12. I really hope for the coin you shelled out for that setup you find yourself a few monster Hoods this season Jackie!
  13. Recurve any luck on the setup yet? I had a similar desire on a slightly smaller budget...One of our fellow members Chao, gave me a little advice on an entry level setup and have just acquired a Gomoku black paired with a Spheros5000SW... Looking forward to giving it a belting on the weekend!
  14. Good time for everyone to check their epirb! Thanks Scratchie!
  15. Again, I'm fairly green when it comes to this as I'm learning offshore/Outside boating, but aren't they water activated for that very reason?