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  1. Poly2096

    Blue swimmer tips

    Hi guys. A couple of quick qns. I’ve read most the forum chats on the topic but can’t find some very basic answers so sorry for covering old ground if it’s already on here. 1) how is the best way to store / kill blue swimmer crabs if you want to eat them the night you catch them? 2) what is the best way to clean them before cooking? 3) if you catch one in a trap should you leave it there so that it hopefully attracts its buddies (I can leave our trap at the end of a wharf for a long time) 4) any tips for where to do it in Pittwater? thanks a lot
  2. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Early days but we had 14 in there I think. Could have handle more is my guess
  3. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Tested it today on the water. Worked great. The only problem was that when we were travelling we had to switch the bilge off and the yakkas died in pretty quick fashion. So I definitely need a pickup at some point. Also does anyone have a view on whether the lid needs air holes or not? The orher problem this morning was we didnt didn’t catch anything with the yakkas!
  4. Poly2096

    Lithium ion jump starter or spare battery?

    Thanks a lot.
  5. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Thanks for the tips. I haven’t heat shrieked them yet cause I’m just waiting to work out the best length once I get access to the boat
  6. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    here we go, lets see if this video works. livebait.mp4
  7. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    just got around to finishing it (almost) and have now tested it. It took twice as long because of interruptions by young kids (as expected. Here are some photos and a video. The one thing i need to fix is the connection between the inlet and the flexible spiral hose is leaking a little (any tips? hose clamp works but not well). Then resize pipes and electrical wires when i know the right dimensions in the boat. Thanks again for your help everyone.
  8. Poly2096

    Lithium ion jump starter or spare battery?

    thanks for the reply Zoran. We have a 4.5m polycraft, 50hp motor. We will be fishing mostly in pittwater so have time but that said we do fish close to the points and when the wind is whipping across the bay we could end up on rocks pretty quickly. Ultimately in pittwater we can just throw the anchor down and work on getting the motor started after that. thanks for the link to the other chat. i hadnt seen that one despite searching quite a bit
  9. Hi all, Im keen to hear everyone's views on what would be better? I currently run a single battery for our 4.5m boat. So trying to work out a backup plan whilst adding as little weight as possible. Cheers
  10. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    fantastic thanks. Today is the day. Going to have a go at building it.
  11. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    And whilst I’ve got you guys cause you have been a huge help, what do you reckon about size of barrel? The boat is a 4.5m poly with a 50hp 4 stroke. So it’s well powered but not heaps of power. So I’m trying to balance size of live bait well without adding too much weight. I’ve seen a 35l barrel at Bunnings which seems ok but maybe too small? I’ve seen a 60l barrel at my local pool store. But this seems too big. Do you think 35l will be ok? Bearing in mind it won’t have 35l capacity as I won’t be filling To the top. Thanks
  12. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    And to confirm. Everyone reckons connecting to existing battery in boat is fine or bring separate battery? And if connecting to battery In boat is there a quick way? I’ve read alligator clips rust easily. But I want to try and have a solution that is easy on easy off. Cheers
  13. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Nice thanks guys
  14. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    Thanks Jon. Do you have any drawing of how the electrics would work? This is the bit I am struggling with. Positive and negative wires from bilge to fuse to on/off switch to battery?
  15. Poly2096

    Battery for portable live bank tank

    I dont think I did jon