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    Davy Robinson Boat Ramp

    Just a quickie. Does anyone know if DAVY ROBINSON boat ramp near Flowerpower at Chipping Norton is up and running. Ive not used it before but I did hear it was closed for renovations is it a good safe ramp
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    Gas certificate - recommendations sought

    Get in touch with these fellas. I’m sure they will be able to help
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    The entrance

    My dogs love cooked Australian salmon
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    Boat Cover

    I can put you on to the bloke who made mine but he is at Kirrawee and doesn’t do mobile. Mid still looking let me know and I’ll give you details
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    New boat clears Sydney

    I can’t help you on the north shore, but about 18 months ago I had a new boat cover, Bimini and clears made for my Seafarer V- Sea. I was recommended they are at Kirrawee (near Sutherland) i know it’s not near you but this bloke does a great job and I thought his prices were good
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    Paper Maps

    It might sound silly to some, but in today’s modern technology are you still required (NSW) to carry maps (paper) of the area you are fishing or do gps/fisfinder, smart phones now take over from paper maps. Ive read a little on the RMS site and I find it a little confusing.
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    I’m really no expert but I’ve always been told to use lighter leader than main braid line so if anything is to break it’s the few feet of leader and not the main braid line. As for joining try using the double uni knot. Others more experienced may know more than me. good luck
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    Happy Birthday fellow fisherman. A quiet ale will top off the day ???
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    Expanding Fuel

    Yes they both appear to be okay. Going to double check today
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    Expanding Fuel

    Good afternoon to all. I have a 2000 model Seafarer V-Sea with an under floor fuel tank (80L) Last week I was going to sea with a mate and when we pulled up for fuel he said I’ll get this one. He is my normal deckie and we share expenses. Enough of that, I think (I’m sure) he put to much fuel in. We headed to Gymea ramp the I got a phone call that terminated the day, no fishing. The last couple of days have been hot, with today touching 40+ The wife tells me she can smell petrol near the boat. I go to investigate and yes there is fuel dripping out of the centre/lower bung holes. I take cover off inspect the bilge area and yes petrol dripping from joins in pipe that leads from fuel tank to filler. I lean over the back of boat, undo fuel cap, remove and a at least a good two litres of fuel erupts/gushes out. I know the reason and understand fuel expanding etc etc, but would this be considered normal ? I ask this question only because I thought there would’ve / should’ve been a release valve or something to overcome this happening. Thoughts, etc (Please)
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    Boat Street Parking in Sydney

    I wouldn’t be happy if someone decided to park their boat out the front of my house. I don’t know what others think, but just my thoughts
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    Integrated livebaittank and cutting board

    There are a few around if you search the net. here is one for example
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    Boat ramp drama

    Sounds like luck was on his side, because if he had started and motored away it surely would have sunk. Well done
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    Reel Selection (Help Required)

    I had a physical look at the Tyrnos 30 and 20 yesterday. Definitely don’t need One the size of the 30 and the 20 is nearly the same size. Does anyone know anything about the Tyrnos 16. It’s capabilities and how does it compare in size to the 20
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    Reel Selection (Help Required)

    Happy New Year to all the Fishraiders. I have a Live Fibre Overhead Rod (RLFTX16) 10 - 15 kg rated there are some specials running at the moment and I would like some input what would be a good reel to suit this rod. I will be using it to do some light trolling, some live baiting and some occasional bottom bashing. I had done some researching and have been thinking of a Shimano Tyrnos 20. Some suggestions from Raiders would be nice. One further question - is a two speed needed ? thanks