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  1. Hi Leonardgig, I built a beach rod to live bait off the beach for Jewies. My blank was too short so I built it with the same notion in mind. But what I did was glue in an alloy tube that fit inside the rod blank. The alloy tube was about 4 mm smaller in diameter and I then rolled some masking tape around the tube on top of it self to form a strip until it was about 2 mm from the blank to ensure that the alloy was exactly in the center of the rod blank. I made 4 or 5 of these strips. I then epoxied the tube in, slid a new grip on over the alloy and rod blank, made a ne
  2. Port Kembla harbour to hill 60 is a realitively short run. Once you are out past the breakwall you can see hill 60. Should only take 15 mins or so. When you are there you can steam through a gap between the islands to get to the more productive southern side - but I would advise a first timer to head the long way round and go around the island. only take a few minutes longer. On the southern side I have trolled up some good sized kings. A bit further south out along port beach is a great place to drift for flatties.
  3. Nice setup. Im thinking that you could slide your bracket towards the stern of the yak and use the existing paddle bungee to secure it. Or just tether it to the paddle leash. Have you used the garmin yet? What are your impressions of it? Its exactly the same one im after for my outback so Im curious as to what you think of it. Cheers Evets
  4. Evets

    Listing Boat

    Im wondering if the hull has deformed somewhat. Could be because of the boat hitting something or sitting on an incorrectly adjusted trailer for an extended period. need to look down the side of the boat from a few meters away. Sometimes shining a light on it at night will show up otherwise difficult to detect deformities. A panelbeating mate might also be able to spot damage that you miss. the listing appears to be fairly significant and it would take a lot of water to make it lean that much - hence im wondering if it has anything to do with any damage to the hull.
  5. Evets

    Prop advise

    Bending the propellor blades back may not fix your problem Dorta. If you have spun the hub (ie seperated the rubber bushing on the inside of the propeller from the shaft of the engine) then youll need to get that fixed as well. This is actually designed to save you a more costly repair. Just imagine that you hit something in the water (such as a log, mud, sand or a rock) and the prop goes from spinning at high or relatively high rpms to suddenly stopping. If that should happen without a rubber bushing seperating the propellor from the engine you could be up for very expensive repairs
  6. Nothing wrong with slowly charing the battery. HOWEVER if it is too slow between uses you may find that the battery sulfates and will not properly hold a charge. So long as the battery is fully charged next time you use it it should be fine. Nothing kills a battery faster than discharging and not properly charging it before the next use. So how do you know how charged your battery is? The only real way is find out the batteries specific gravity by usinging a hydrometer - but you cant use this with a sealed battery. You can also use a multimeter to give you an idea. A fully charged b
  7. Hey there, Not so much a berly but you can spray an attractant that onto your jigs called EGIMAX . In my experience it makes a huge difference to the amount of squid I catch. I remember reading a few posts years ago by NETIC that explained the virtues of egimax. I have used it religiously since and can say that I catch heaps more squid than my fishing buds using the very same jigs fishing at the same time / spot. Its a bit exxy but worth the coin IMHO Evets
  8. Fishingphase, Need a bit more info. From what you have written it sounds like you already have a rod. If you do, then the rating of the rod is important to know. We also need to know what lb line you plan on using and how much line you need. A price range would also help. A lower gear ratio (around 1:4 -1:5) is better for jigging as you can generate much more torque when jigging which reduces fatigue - especially if you are jigging for hours. I prefer a star drag because Iin my experience they tend to bind much less than lever drag reels especially at the heavier drag settings. Thi
  9. Gama SL12 hooks would fit the bill for those using 15 KG or less. The have a realitively wide gape and have a turned down point. And they can be easily straightened on the leader should you wish to release the fish
  10. I bought a camera online from Japan recently. I received a note in my mail box from Australia post saying that it had arrived. The note also said that I had to pay 10% of the total cost of the camera (including the shipping cost) before I could collect it. Paid it at the post office and picked up the camera. Other times I have been lucky and had the items left at my front door - even though they were worth over a grand. Evets
  11. Ummm 12.47v means that the battery is not fully charged. At that voltage it is somewhere between 80-90% charged. A fully charged battery will be over 12.6 volts. But to properly determine the state of the battery you need to fully charge it (what type of charger do you have?) so that it has 12.6 or more volts and then load test it. To do that you would attach the battery to the motor and measure the voltage drop as you crank it over. On the very first time - only crank the motor over for a second. This will remove any "surface" charge the battery has. Re measure the battery voltage. It
  12. x2....... though I have had most success with very very fresh squid. Evets
  13. Mr KS Fist of all you will need to make sure that the sounder is set up properly and you know how to use it. You will need to read the manual to work out how to use the gain, bottom lock/zoom, depth etc. This will let you tune the sounder so that you get the best possible image from it. This is probably the most important part because tuning the sounder to suit the dept you are fishing will make it sooo much easier to find what you are looking for. It will also help you find the schools of kings/ bigger single kings you are no doubt after :thumbup: The way I find my kelp beds with my sou
  14. Yes the double will provide you some benefit.It will allow you control the fish much better when it is near you. It also gives you much better abrasion resistance if you are fishing near structure as well. I plait my doubles in 15 KG and have them at least 1.5 times the length of my rod. To that I attach my leader. I use this rig when I am live baiting or trolling. No problem whatsoever. Having said all of that I am now starting to use long wind on leaders and I must say, with my overheads at least, I find this a better way to rig up. A short double and a double cats paw to join the leade
  15. Fishoman, I have exactly this problem with my driveway and boat. I also pull my boat up into the garage with a winch. You will find that mounting the winch to the floor will not be the best place for it because when the boat is down the driveway the winch cable will rub on the ground when you pull the boat in. Youll need to mount the winch at off the ground on the back wall. How high does it need to be? Run some fishing line from where the back of the trailer will be up to the back wall without it touching the floor. Thats your mounting height. Mine is about 1.1M above floor height. I welde
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