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  1. antonywardle

    Boat upgrade

    I moved from an 80's 5.0m FG to a 90s 5.6m Al boat and I really like it. It needs a tidy being second hand, but I moved my motor over and I feel pretty safe in it. Plenty of room for fishing and I can always put a swag on the floor if i want to sleep over night. I've got some plans to make it more comfortable, but for now I'm just enjoying using it. If you go second hand, then you just need to be patient. It can take a while before the boat you want turns up.
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    brp G 2 new range

    Thanks for the link. Makes for interesting read @jeffb5.8 actually wrote Do I need more more, not I do need more power. Its easy to misread 😉 HO is the High output, from what I heard, its good for getting you up and going with your hole shot Pricing will be interesting. I'm happy with my 90, but every now and then I think I'm a little under power. It doesn't bother me too much and the only time I go flat out is when I'm in the flat water of Brisbane water coming back from outside!
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    Chasing snapper

    I also can't see any information about Jacksons being protected. Maybe they used to be, but aren't now. Great report Ahmed, I'll look out for you if I get out there again. Tied up with work and football ATM Whats the boat called? Looks like a Blue FG boat cheers
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    brp G 2 new range

    I can't see the 115's, only the 150's. Still it would be good to see the G2 Tech filtering down to the smaller HP range
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    Battery help

    There will be a few people up next weekend. Maybe they can take a look then Are you putting your batteries on a charger before you go out? A smart charger can be helpful in diagnosing battery issues
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    Anchoring at long reef - advice please!

    Hi I use "Telstra" rope and chain for my reef anchor. We use it to anchor in 50 metres. It is 6mm and means if I get really stuck, it doesn't cost so much to replace. You get about 400 metres for $65. I have to rebend the prongs after I pull it up and I use a float and a clip to raise it up as described above. My boat is a 5.8m plate. I've also anchored in 100 metres in my old FG boat with the same setup. One other thing that I have done is to attach the chain to the bottom of the anchor and then cable tie it to the top, so if it doesn't get stuck, the cable tie will break and the anchor will come out backwards. You just have to remember to keep spare ties on board
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    Port Stephens Sunday "ARVO" Snapper

    great read @garfield28. Top work @Scratchie
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    Snapper fishing at night

    @GoingFishing We were anchored up on a reef. My side of the boat was only catching snapper (and sharks) and the other side was catching Trags. We started just before dusk and fish another couple of hours after that. I guess that ties in with what the others were saying above. It turned an ordinary day into a good one! We had a go at deep dropping (300-400 m) for donuts and hours trolling for the result.
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    Snapper fishing at night

    I got some last weekend when I was trying to catch Trags
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    Batteries. Switch off or disconnect?

    I just turn it off. My current setup only isolates the engine. There is still power going to the toys so I put it on the charge before going out. No issues so far, but I wll be putting another switch in to turn off the toys
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    Boat Seat shock absorbers

    After the pounding I took yesterday, I'm going to look at these too. Any chance that you can do a follow up after you've been using them for a month or two @Slawman?
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    Footy Tipping 2017

    I think it just runs forever! There are 10 of us in it and I finished 4th last year
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    Tackle for Boat Fishing

    my braid scissors clipped on to my belt, along with with my finger-less gloves!
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    Hawkesbury River

    sunday should be better.
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    Footy Tipping 2017

    Looks like it is running again this year and I am second!