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  1. I have a GoPro Hero 5 and the first one leaked, JB Hifi said sorry and handed me a new one, (It was the same day) after that it has been great, I just keep forgetting to take it with me and I should spend some time getting the mounts set up. If you don't pick a GoPro what other action camera do you recommend?
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    caring for boats

    I have 3 kids and instead of having showers the two smaller ones are sharing a bath, I am buying a small submersible pump which then pumps the bath water into the garden or I have a 200ltr drum. The bath is a about 100ltrs which after 5 days gives me enough water to water my grass and garden, I have been passing buckets out the window currently and even used the water to wash the car when the Bats made a mess of it. So for $90 from Bunnings this will speed up the draining process. Our shower heads uses about 9ltrs per minute and the kids would shower all day if I did not set a timer.
  3. Just left at 4am this morning to Syd for work, back up Aust weekend and most weekends when the crowds disappear. I do have a floor tank, not sure if its a kill take but have used it like that as it drain into the hull and out the bung, it also has the under floor ski locker.
  4. I have had it since 2016, i have the sports Bimini which is Std, it take 7 people and does have plenty of room front and back. it mainly gets a work out with the family, towing a Tube, chasing Dolphins, day trips to beaches on the hawkesbury and Syd Harbour, fishing as well. As for offshore it would be no different to a open tinny or centre console as the sides are quite high and a few mates have the same model and go wide without issue. last time I was up here someone commented at the ramp about the amount of room and people that fitted inside.
  5. I have a Stacer 539 Bowrider and use it for fishing when I get the chance. i don’t have the casting platform but with the seat cushions removed there is a ply cover over each storage area, which takes my 112kg without complaining. i have seen bow mounted electric motors fitted, one I looked at just had a small section of the bow rail removed. Will be out chasing Squid tomorrow morning in Shoalbay with my 7yr old as that’s his favorite thing to do. so if you see a Stacer 539 on a Silver Ranger 4wd that will be me.
  6. Aim between the small ramp for the rowing club and the old Sky Blue boat.
  7. I was having a beer and lunch at Sydney Rowers today and between the Rowing Club and Abbotsford boat shed the large bream cruising between the wrecked boats were huge. Every time the river cat pulled up they went crazy chasing either small prawns or mud skippers. To bad it’s on private property. the guys fishing the Abbotsford ferry wharf were not getting anything.
  8. What size motor? big difference between a 6hp, 25hp and 75hp+ for the hull
  9. I would have though they were in the correct position as it catches the bow when loading so that it runs straight. Its maybe wise to invest in the above outboard bracket, what size, make and year is the engine and boat.
  10. Yep, that’s when he told me about the Flares. Yep it’s the 3rd time that pipe has burst in 6mths
  11. Hi All just to let people know I went along to the 9am session with my 2 Jackets and a mate who turned up with 5 Jackets. None of mine needed anything, but 3 of my mates need parts, 3 Canisters and 1 Auto inflation cap. One of his Co2 canisters was rusty the others had let themselves off when stored in the boat from being wet and then condensation inside the storage tub triggered the Auto inflation. was a great informal session, learnt a lot and had a laugh. Met a bloke who told us a story about a few years back, hitting a shipping container 8km of the coast at 30knots and he said it took less than a minute before the boat sank. The shipping container tore the front off the Haines Hunter and the motor drove it underwater. they were all wearing life jackets and lucky for them the Epirp and waterproof container containing phones and wallets also floated free a few minutes later. So a great way to spend 45mins and have my jackets checked and repaired free of charge ready for another year. One if the guys was the same guy who did the flare demonstration for you Mrs Swordfish.
  12. Not many on here from Brissy and is Sydney there is no permit required, you just pull up out of the way and relax.
  13. Thanks for the heads up, will have to dig my jackets out and go along to the Ermington one on the 9th Dec
  14. Does the trailer have Brakes or dual wheels? What size boat, if its a tinnie, just drop it onto the lawn, can grab 3 tyres from a tyre shop and sit the back of the boat on them. You will need a blue slip and if it has brakes then it will need to go on a weight bridge and get a weigh bridge ticket, I have used the local Waste disposal place, drove in disconnected the trailer, then picked up my ticket and went back to the wharf and picked up the boat and my mate. Do you know the brand of trailer, you might be able to download the spec sheet with the weight. Check all your lights work, tyres are good, ID numbers are clear and that the trailer isn't rusty as.
  15. make sure the spare tyre has air as well,