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  1. kingfishbig

    boat trailer guides

    I think the spring loaded ones are called 'Easy glide'. My one works brilliantly, much better than the standard trailer. It doesn't matter how crooked the boat is to start with or how strong the tide is it always ends up perfectly straight on winding in. If the boat is slipping off then it sounds like you have the trailer backed in too deep.
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    Old days

    I think it might have been Ken Apel's.
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    Old days

    Bluefin Sports was in Forest Rd Hurstville. They had a cast of a big sailfish caught between Botany Heads. It was run by Dick Hanks and later Billy Heaton.
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    Old days

    I used to jig with a 2 1/2/ 0 Everol.
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    Old days

    The Coffin was flat and coffin shaped (I still have a couple). The Taipan was a Maverick lure not an Iron.
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    Old days

    It's not the Coffin - Henchman sounds right.
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    Boat upgrade

    Mclay boats are getting a bit of a following and more dealers. While fiberglass is best for ride quality I like the look of the 581 Crossover as it doesn't need a 4wd to tow, will suit a single axle trailer and would be easier to launch and retrieve.
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    Well I would take either with a grain of salt as they don't give the whole picture. Eg the changes are about reducing the no of commercial fishermen and involve restricting the days they can fish. It will be good for sustainability. Other things that Fishing World doesn't mention is that NSW imports 92% of the seafood it consumes and the rec catch is at least as big as the commercial catch for several popular species.
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    I haven't heard anything about the netting going ahead in those areas listed in the Fishing World article. I don't think the magazine would keep quiet about it after all that.. In fact the article was a terrible beat up. In fact the changes were about reducing the no of commercial fishermen (by 200), limiting the no of days they can fish and moving to a quota system.
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    I think you will find it was a counter proposal by the pros in the face of the licencing changes which were claimed to be quite devastating to their viability. Look up the Narooma News March 12 2014 (I can't cut and past for some reason).
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    Salmon off the beach down south.

    That article was from 2014 and was about unofficial proposals to open up some areas of estuary to netting - and it was never implemented.
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    26kg longtail off Nelson Bay Breakwall

    7 hours is a long time without refrigeration. I'd be cooking it. Fish lasts 3 days refrigerated (this might be less for sashimi), but the 7 hour delay would not have helped. Otherwise no need to freeze it if you are going to eat it within 3 days.
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    Wanda/Greenhills dog leash free area issues

    I had a similar experience this morning. A whole procession of dogs came past. Most of them rummaging through my gear. Some of them were quite aggressive large dogs barking and jumping up on me. They weren't under control at all. One of the owners wasn't much better. I was told to 'tidy up' my gear, Then she had another go on the way back 'I couldn't have picked a worse place to leave my gear' , being near the access path (I'm not sure what difference that made with dogs all up and down the beach and given that they all made a bee line for me). I don't think dogs should be unleashed at a popular public place like a beach.
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    Batteries. Switch off or disconnect?

    It can make plugs corrode on things like sounder wiring (having the power on), also stray current could cause electrolysis in aluminium boats.
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    Batteries. Switch off or disconnect?

    You can get battery terminal clamps which include an off/ off. It's not a good idea to have the power on continuously and it's a bit fiddly disconnecting and reconnecting a cable each time.