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  1. garfield28

    Port Stephens-Back on the Water

    Great report Woodsy, I know the hurt of having my boat off the water and seeing nice fish being caught... Torture isn't. Well done boys, got a decent feed at least.
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    Port Stephens Live Report

    Certainly was Baz
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    Port Stephens Live Report

    Also meant to post these of ust got some pics of some nice marks on the sounder I found in different spots while out there yesterday.
  4. garfield28

    Port Stephens Live Report

    On ya Scratchie, well done again on putting it all together
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    Port Stephens Live Report

    Good fish has had a go at that Jeff
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    Port Stephens Live Report

    I've pulled the pin as I have to be somewhere else at lunch unfortunately. Nice to meet a few of you briefly at the BBQ at ramp this morning. Shame about the weather and conditions today but I'm sure if we weren't all meeting up it would have been 1 metre swell, no wind and sun shining haha Big thanks to Scratchie, Job well done mate for the organising of the event and putting together some info, maps flags etc for the guys that don't know the area or spots that well. Shame about the weather mate but Murphy's Law hey, but cheers for the effort to get it all sorted mate 👍 Hopefully this can become an annual event, or maybe even another crack in a couple of months time again when the snapper are well and truly on the chew. Good luck for the remainder of the day all, I'll keep an eye over the thread throughout the rest of the day. Geoff
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    Battery help

    Thanks to all who replied to this thread really appreciate it. Update is I went and bought a new battery to replace the battery which was causing problems when switched to number 2. Anyhow put the new battery in and when I switched the battery switch to number 2 the tilt and trim was working fine, so at a guess I would assume my other deep cycle battery was no good? It is out of the boat so I may still chuck it on the charger, charge it up and take it to get tested still. Thanks again for the helpful replies. Geoff
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    Battery help

    I haven't mate, and wouldn't know where to start... how would I do that please? I think this was happening even when we had the warmer weather too The connections seem to look OK, and if I did a continuity test would that show normal if I had an inside the cable issue? Where would I get them tested, and what the cost involved with that mate? Is there any way I can test them myself? Yeah the boat is a 91 model from memory, but I bought both batteries brand new back in the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016 I think from memory when on both is was still surging as well Rick... is there anyway I can check the alternator?
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    Battery help

    Hey Raiders, Been having a few issues with my electrics the last few times I've been out and just looking for some help in maybe finding the fault. I have a dual battery set up, and of late it at times felt like it is surging, like little jolts when I am at top speed, on a couple of occasions it has actually just cut out and the sounder etc has turned off., but as I day it's happened my twice to three times max. When this has happened I've had to turn the switch to the other battery so I could start it again as it was like a dead battery if I just tried to start it again after it suddenly for no apparent reason cut out. It seems the issues are occurring when the switch is on battery 2 which is a deep cycle battery that I use f\mainly for my electrics when I am at rest to run my live tank, sounder and lights when I'm out in the dark. The last 2 trips whenever I have the battery set to the house battery and I am underway for some reason my tilt and trim won't work from the throttle but as soon as I change it back to battery 1 it starts to work again. I had an issue a while back with something similar with my start battery and it got worse, top the stage where I couldn't start the boat, but in the end I found that my leads were very badly corroded, which I found by cutting the leads with bolt cutters to find the copper was basically black. Anyhow this afternoon I pulled the leads off the second battery and rather than cut them I used a multimeter to check for continuity and if I did so correctly they had continuity. So if my cables are OK, any ideas what it could be? Is there a way I can check that my deep cycle battery is OK and not needing replacing? Any advice or ideas much appreciated. Thanks Geoff
  10. garfield28

    Port Stephens reds.

    Good Luck Baz, I'm sure you'll get a few with him on board.
  11. garfield28

    Port Stephens reds.

    Hasn't he what! He'll help anyone he can get onto them. Good man Jeff, another Raider with some beautiful Port Stephens Snapper.
  12. garfield28

    Port Stephens reds.

    Good read mate, and well done boys. Does he's best to put ya on the fish and shows you all of his techniques ol Scratchie!
  13. garfield28

    Port Stephens Sunday "ARVO" Snapper

    Hey George, Great to see you on fishraider mate. You are more than welcome and certainly glad we could help out, it would have been very hard getting your beautiful boat off the sand for a few blokes let alone you and your wife. Sorry to hear your wife has been through that, but knowing from experience as my mother-in-law went through it, the long days sitting in a room on dialysis until she received a transplant kidney. I'm sure it has already made a huge difference in her life, but she won't know herself now. My mother-in-law has just hit the 10 year mark with her transplant kidney, and it is still going great, I very much wish the same for your wife mate. Now that you are a member of this great forum we are having a meet up with other members next month, if you and the wife are not busy mate feel free to add your name to the list come down and meet a few of the other members. I do not know how to add the link but Jeff (Scratchie) would, so he might put it in this thread when he see's this post so you can have a look through it. Also mate, as I said to you on Sunday George, give Scratchie a shout if you are looking for some help finding the fish around PS. He'll show and talk you through the rigs, on the different target species and show you all the danger areas outside etc. Hope you enjoy the forum George and look forward to meeting you again. Geoff
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    Port Stephens Sunday "ARVO" Snapper

    Yeah mate just over getting nothing, then the Mrs carries on every time I mention the boat or buy anything fishing related, but I guess it can be quite expensive at times and when you come home empty handed you have no come back.... did this trip though :-) some very nice fillets off the big red and beautiful whole baked snapper with the other lot. We'll be right Frank fresh in my mind Frank, and I believe Jeff is giving some marks of his and will fill everyone in when they turn up for the catch up also mate, so hopefully the weather turns it on and more importantly we can all get a few fish, but if not I'm sure it will be a great weekend either way. Looking forward to catching up with ya Frank Geoff
  15. garfield28

    Port Stephens Sunday "ARVO" Snapper

    100% he is mate! I know the feeling mate when you wanna go but have no one to go with.. I used to fish a fair bit with my young bloke, but about a year ago he discovered girls and the old man and fishing became a distant 3rd to everything else