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  1. With due respect, there needs to be some form of control over the airwaves. RANT.... The licence comes after sitting a course on the use of the radio and may just enable you to get help efficiently using proper procedures learnt in the course. Five minutes listening to channel 16 on a busy day in Sydney harbour demonstrates the disregard that many unlicensed operators have for what is a very important communication tool. I just shake my head sometimes and wonder what these people would do in a real emergency. RANT OVER.......... I recomend doing the course and getting your permit. Pretty sure you will find in the course, the rules about using marine vhf from the shore. Look into it - you will benefit from it.
  2. Talk to Riley at the tackle shop next to the boat ramp (RSL). He can probably tell you what's happening around and about. Good luck, Gods country up there!
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    Thanks for that update - fills in some blanks!
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    I think that the marker is pretty easy to pick out. It has 2 large "No wash" signs on it.
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    Seems endemic! Another one on the rocks at Fig Tree point!
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    Comming back to middle harbour from a weekend on the Hawkesbury, came across a (looks like) 40 + ft Sunseeker on the rocks at Grotto point. Any one know the story?
  7. Up the back of Jerusalem for one take, but nothing now. Lots of bait up here though.
  8. Can you jackknife it across the drive and park it sideways across the front of the house?
  9. Could be a Trim Master setup - I am just guessing. Trim Master went out of business quite a few years ago. You could try contacting International Marine in VIC. They might be able to tell you what the standard fitment was when the boat was built....I have had mixed success finding info on Bertie's and Caribbean's over the last couple of years. You could also try one of the American boating forums, there is a bigger brains trust available in the US by virtue of their population no's. Grab a couple of photos to put up too. That sometimes helps! Good luck.
  10. It seems that everyone is 'entitled' these days. Some one else is doing it therefore, I am also entitled to! Tunks Park is the same. Even the people already on the water are 'entitled' 4 knots means 15, give or take 5kts, and 'No Wash' refers to everyone else but them. I pointed out to a tinny skipper that he was in a 4kt zone, he pointed out the 4kt sign 50 meters in front of him as if to say 'it's ok, Im almost out of the 4kt zone! What? What about the 'no wash' zone? On Sunday whilst lining up for the jetty, after patiently waiting 10 mins for the dock space, I was maneuvering to drop some people off. Apparently as a larger flybridge boat, I was less entitled to the space, than the smaller tinny that came racing in behind me, whilst I'm backing in! I had to throttle hard forward to avoid backing into the (insert rude word here)... But as the tinny skipper informed me, it was all ok because he was just dropping some one off.......are you for real? Pity the prop wash didn't push him onto the shallow rocks No manners and no idea.
  11. Sadly, no. I have headed out a few times to Sydney FAD, but each time has been slightly uncomfortable fo those on board, so we have come back in each time... Probably heading out too late in the moring anyway!
  12. Worked at Halvos for a while, Quite certain that the OP is a much later boat - prob. Fibreglass. The only FG boats that I can think of were the Island Gypsys by Kong Halvorsen. Watching with interest though.
  13. Not Halverson. Seems to be a more recent design with walk around cabin. Kind of like a Grand Banks, but I don't think it is a GB. Certainly interesting.
  14. I normally avoid entering into discussions like this but just feel the need to point out something that people often forget when bagging the government (No matter if it's blue / red / green). Our government (doesnt matter what side) is not a profit making enterprise. Money from sales / taxes / duties/ fines....etc does not go into their goes to providing the services we enjoy (and often expect). How it's distributed though.....That's a whole other argument, not for this forum !
  15. Hi Gazzzz, I haven't been there for quite a few years, and my jewie record from Forster is Zero however, I have seen them caught with some regularity from the Forster break wall using pike live baits, & fishing the run up tide by casting into the channel & walking up (along) the break wall , following the bait. I used to catch worms (the beach kind) quite close to the beach side of the break wall as well (Forster side). Others may have more recent information - either way, good luck & enjoy!