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  1. PaddyT

    The hunt for a beakie continues

    thats what im hearing shame im trapped at work1
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    Most stress free company to do boat licence

    My son did his with the "alphabetical " company- i operated on the theory that he didnt need to learn habits off me!! They were fine and local , i got my boat license before my car license - i was only just 16 I think- we used to have access to a holiday house on pittwater and I used to spend the whole time I was there tearing up and down Pittwater and out to sea in a 12ft tinny with a 15hp Evinrude- then one day i got pulled over by one of the old "Maritime" inspectors. the conversation went like this--"G'day- those rego numbers are a bit faded" - ahh yeah- "do you have a boat license"-ahh no-"Ok its school holidays- I am the Brooklyn Office next Wednesday- ill book you in for your exam"-ahh OK- See you at 10 next Wednesday. And I did- I went to the Brooklyn Maritime office and he talked me through my test-cant imagine that happening today, probably be fined , boat impounded- etc, etc.
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    The hunt for a beakie continues

    Read the tutorials on the wedpage- but go fishing- caught fish when conditions are meant to be crap and missed out when its meant to be great
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    The hunt for a beakie continues

    Charts indicate that a big "downwelling " is parked off Sydeny and has been for a while, usually this means dead water-we got a few micro dollies yesterday and heard a bit of chat about spearfish down at the Southern Canyon, there was lots of baitschools in the 50fathom area north of the heads, plenmty of birds and a fair number of dolphins- but no fish
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    Its worth it Sam- gamefishing aint cheap and this is just one small part of the cost
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    Shimano TLD 50

    Not exactly suited to gamefishing, level winds wont hack it
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    Dual electric outboards

    Sounds like these a re a bunch of mates trying to do it on the cheap so the added cost of license/rego bigger motor etc etc is something only they can judge- im just trying to give them info
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    Dual electric outboards

    Only if the driver has a license, 15 hp will push a 11ft tinny well over 10knots
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    First boat info

    Gees 2 k- sounds very cheap but that could be to your advantage- my main concern would be the condition of the hull and the condition of the trailer, motor would be third on the list- any idea of vintage?
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    GME GX750 Marine Radio Problems

    Ok sounds a bit new to be badly corroded- i just replaced a 6 yr old one on my boat which is a center console and I abused the crab out of it and eventually the microphone cord wore through- radio itself was ok but couldnt adjust squelch any more- see if you can pull the squelch knob off and check if the post still turns- marine VHF is line of sight, I doubt you will get a pick up- maybe of the repeater (VHF 21) but unlikely
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    First boat info

    Whats the boat? And the price?
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    Dual electric outboards

    This- a small outboard - 6hp will move an 11ft tinnie no probs is going to be cheaper to run that an electric, batteries will kill the economics !
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    GME GX750 Marine Radio Problems

    How old is it- also have you tried on high power or accidently flicked the switch to low? They have a lifespan to them- dials tend to get clogged with salt and crap and corrode. It could be time for a new one as the squelch knob is probabaly dead. But do all the basics first like pull all your leads out , polish them with a bit of contact cleaner and see if that helps
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    First boat info

    Frank's offer is very generous BUT a few obvious questions; whats the boat? , make sure you do a REV's check<, used boat market is very competitive so dont buy the first thing you see>
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    Ever seen one like this?????

    Nothing like it on the Australian Mueseum id site, was it caught in Newie harbour might of come from ships ballast