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  1. SquidMarks

    Lets smash this record Raiders !

    HA, check out this other record for PJ shark, i cant remember the last time i DIDNT catch a record breaker! http://wrec.igfa.org/WRecDetail.aspx?uid=65358&cn=Shark, Port Jackson#.WtH51oiuwuU
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    Lets smash this record Raiders !

    Say you catch one of these allmighty sargents (i think most people, inlcuind myself have caught a SB record breaker) what do i need to do to go about proving my catch to the IGFA?
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    Sydney snapper fishing advice

    Are you fishing dawn and dusk periods? (including first and last light?). Most of my legal reds in Sydney are caught during this time (including in estuaries). By heading outside aimlessly and fishing broken ground you might strike it lucky, youre better off doing some reading, follow Rick's snapper reports, he has shared some excellent info (depth, structure, timing, current etc) in them that will get you on the fish. There was an excellent post late last year if i remember where someone asked for help fishing for reds and scratchie and rick just let loose on the tips, try seek the post out.
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    Squid again again

    Hi Rick, Nice catch! Please dont tell me you are getting these from budgewoi/tuggerah lake?! I always thought the lakes would be too turbd for squid?
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    life jacket reminder

    Great reminder RIck. May i Remind those with inflatable life jackets that they need an annual service (i do mine every year just before christmas). This usually involves a manual inflation and a weighting of the CO2 cylinder (check your individual instructions for your models correct procedure). An inflatable life jacket is a piece of rag unless it inflates...
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    Battery charger opinions

    whats this thing you guys call a 'telephone'?
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    Jervis kings

    I wouldn't even use that if targeting hoodlums off the boat. Spanner is on the money, triple the leader weight, 80lb braid at least, rod might handle it but i would go 15-24kg. This might sound overkill, but you will quickly realise that sometimes even this is not enough when a big hoodlum latches on. Remind me of a time i took my brother fishing for groper. He was mocking me all evening before the fishing day because i told him he would get dusted on 15kg line, "haha, were gonna need a chain and a boat winch to haul in these groper" and "you may as well use anchor rope and winch em in" etc etc. Once he hooked onto his 1st groper, it pinged him in 3 secs flat, he just stood there stunned, staring at the water, mouth gaping for about 10 secs. The story is just meant to make you aware, sometimes when you think you are going overkill on gear, you may not actually be going large enough.
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    As people above have mentioned, head over to your local seafood store when they have them, but dont buy the defrosted ones sitting on ice in the display, ask for a box of the frozen ones out the back in the freezer (which they thaw then place on display ). They will be IQF in a 15kg box. Buy it and then use small handfuls as needed when your out fishing.
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    Outboard mechanic

    Hi Fab, what areais he in? (Campbelltown)?
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    Outside Port Hacking

    Thanks Yowie. Ill keep trying and i might score eventually.
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    Outside Port Hacking

    Hi Yowie, Nice haul (as usual!). Just wondering what sort of depths are you drifting to get those flounder as i often drift the same area between 30-40 meters or so and never really pull up flounder (only flatties). Thanks,
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    New Artificial Reefs

    Due to be installed end of this month/early next month!
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    Zombie Apocalypse - Making a Brick

    Anthony............. You have WAYYYYYYYY too much free time on your hands!!! (Its also just the kind of thing i would have attempted before having 2 kids under two!) Well done!
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    Wiring in a battery charger with dual batteries.

    Hi Anthony, Im trying to stay away from a VSR and also energising the whole boat by using the selector. The battery switch needs to be in the "off" position while the charging is occurring. I think i may have found a way combining Zorans idea with my easy to connect 240V 15A power plug. (im using 15A plugs so kids or anyone silly enough to try and connect the charger into regular home mains will not be able to). I think i have it so that the batteries are both connected only when the plugs are joined and charging can occur for both batteries at the same time. When the charger is disconnected then the batteries are isolated as usual. Have i overlooked anything? Here is a quick wiring diagram.
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    Wiring in a battery charger with dual batteries.

    Thanks ZMK, that is pretty much how i was thinking of handling it, except i was hoping to get away with a regular 15amp extention lead plug (male from charger and female from batteries). The problem is, 15 amp plugs dont connect the positives like the anderson plug! I Might need to go the anderson plug route...