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  1. kingfishbig

    Braid - What are your strategies for spooling your reels?

    On some reels I have braid as backing and a mono top shot of about 100m. This way I can boost line capacity/ use a smaller reel. When I have braid at the business end I usually buy a 100 - 150m spool and use mono backing of sufficient length to fill the reel. It's too expensive buying 300m or more when most of it won't see the light of day. I am not worried about introducing extra knots as the line is only as strong as the weakest point and there will be a knot at the terminal end. Also if you double the braid with a bimini twist (at least 40 turns) then use your joining knot to mono then the knot will be close to 100% strength.
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    Dual electric outboards

    The price I saw on the Parsun 15hp would probably come under the cost of 2 x 42lb electric motors and 2 deep cycle batteries. Boat licences and rego are pretty cheap.
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    Dual electric outboards

    It's worth getting one (it will need registering too). It's a pain going under 10 knots.
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    Dual electric outboards

    There are still some 2 strokes for sale from the last shipment allowed into the country. Including a very good clearance price on a Parsun 15hp. This would be an idea size for your boat with 2 on board.
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    Dual electric outboards

    But the advantage of a boat is so you can move around, I am not sure why you would want to give that mobility away. Even a 15 hp on that boat will use very little fuel on a trip. Also deep cycle batteries aren't cheap and have to be replaced.
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    Dual electric outboards

    Why not a petrol motor? Electrics are usually used for sneaking around and not as the main form of propulsion. The battery life/ range is a limiting factor.
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    Towing speed

    Remember that the max weight rating is at max tyre pressure so under inflating is a recipe for blowouts.
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    Towing speed

    You haven't told us what your tow vehicle is. If it is a large car or SUV then your rig is well within it's capabilities so you might as well do the speed limit. There are drawbacks doing 80 km other than increasing you trip time (frustrated motorist behind you leading to dangerous behaviour) . Otherwise it might be a good idea to go a bit slower. Your vehicles owners manual would be worth a look as sometimes the manufacturer puts speed limits on towing above a certain weight.
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    Do I...Don't I....I did...😂

    We need more detail eg what HP is your outboard? How big is the boat? What is the make and model of the foil? Perhaps it is too big for your boat and provides too much lift but we have no way of knowing without some details.
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    Jb landbased

    It's made from polyethylene fibres like the braided and fused GSP lines - it's just a different variation of the same category.
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    Jb landbased

    Gelpspun/ braided lines in general have poor abrasion resistance. Though this is largely negated by having a mono leader. And they are good for lure casting due to their low diameter for breaking strain and low stretch.
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    Boat Checked at the Ramp

    I wouldn't matter if the boat was under 4.8m. My understanding is that in that case it's only if one is on board that you need to wear a life jacket.
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    New (Used) Boat Advice, Please

    The description says tiller steer but that doesn't seem the case from the photos. The price seems a bit high but private sellers often put a bit on for wiggle room.. Also don't overlook the trailer. Look for any rust in the frame, age of the tyres, bearings in good condition, springs OK.
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    BBay with Big neil

    Yes, they showed video of the Bay on the news last night and it looked wild. The trouble is even if the wind has died off the bottom silt remains suspended for a few days and the fishing is very quiet. I was thinking of going Sunday but I am having second thoughts now for that reason.
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    Limitations of Stacer 509 sea runner

    Well Mmg has a point with his multiple causes scenario. One of my favourite shows is Air Crash Investigations and you will find that planes don't crash from one cause - it is several lining up together. It's called the 'swiss cheese model'.