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  1. great posts you have pickles.... always seem to catch awesome fish, im jealous A little off topic are you the same "pickles" from the old Ls1.com.au forum and also lately the ozaudi forum... you have an RS3?? If yes it seems we have the same good taste in cars and sports haha
  2. Went well.... launching wasn't that hard as my cousin was with me and he made me do it all myself with ropes as eventually will fish solo. found the retrieve was a little trickier as have to get used to the boat at slow speed. Learnt a boat does not react instantly like a car does and things seem to be delayed.
  3. Itching to get out again, hopefully this weekend if i find the time. Boat is a stacer 499 sea master... already feel like i need a bigger boat, a little bit envious of the nice hardtops that go by.
  4. Picked up my new boat on Tuesday and was time to take it out for some fun. Having never owned one before this was the first time i was a skipper so with the help of my experienced cousin we manage to set said without dramas and was time to catch some fish. Headed out into the bay early... just had a variety of baits and did a few drifts from the oil drums hoping for an elusive kingie...... , was sick of getting donuts off the rocks and had to step it up bit so i bought a boat... as you do (crazy i know). We got a few legal sized flathead and my cousin gave me a little stick for him catching the first ever fish in my new boat... but all was good... at least we caught something. then headed off to see what all the other boats were doing at molineux point but not much going there so we moved near the wharf where the fuel lines are near kurnell... second cast my cousin lands a monster of a bream just on 40cm and we were stocked..... what was interesting was the kingfish that was trailing the bream as it was being reeled into the boat. got a few more flathead after that too. So the good folk at global tackle told me that the cooks river bridge was doing ok for kingies so thought lets have a crack there...... after a few casta i managed to pull a 38cm bream too... boy the big bream were out and about today. then it happened...... My rod which just had a cuttlefish head on it got 2 or three good nibbles then something nice latched on... i strike and think oh no could this be it.... had a few good runs and im thinking yes yes yes a kingfish..... then i see the come close to the boat and i am just dying to reef the thing in the boat but luckily my cousin was there telling me if it wants to run let it run... don't fight it just keep tension on your line. Finally its in the boat and im thinking this thing going to taste great for dinner, i measure and 63cm ..... for a wee second the mind goes its only 2cm...... but she fights to live another day and back she went. Great way to christen my boat... land my first kingfish ever !!
  5. Thanks for the Reply guys..... Takign the boat out for first time sat morning, will have my cousin their who i always went fishing with to guide me and give me tips. practiced my reversing at the ramp yesterday too. I will suss out the wiring better but yeah when i get the dual setup i will get all done proper even if it cost me a we bit more. was going to go the Blue seas add a battery kit but the dealer said the BEP version is better quality so may go that path. they look the same price wise.
  6. Hi all.... picked up my stacer 499 seamaster today and i have been reading about dual battery setups as wiring boats etc..... some of the posts here have been helpful so below is the wiring the boat dealer did...... and i have a few question. is that negative cable bolted to the panel ok... that is not grounding the boat t the hull i sit as doesn't that cause electrolysis? . Also will change the wingnut to lock bolts. Does it look all ok and i dont have anything to worry about for the time being till i get my dual setup going
  7. Hello fellow raiders... finally decided to join up now i have myself a shiny new boat and can go chase some real fish in botany bay...was over undersize fish off the rocks. So question is...want to target kingfish in the bay and outside heads, bottom bash outside and on a good day go to FADS.... i got myself a shimano terez 10-30 lb 7.2fr rod amd putting my daiwa bg4000 on it, has 15lb mono on it at moment but may change it. Now i also will prob end up getting another terez in 30-50lb and will get a saragosa sw reel but not sure what size. I went and had a look was thinking 8000 but the thing is huge... so now thinking maybe a 6000 size. What do fellow raiders recommend... i know the bigger itbis more max drag amd holds more line but what else does a bigger size translate to? Hoping for advice and looking forward to meeting others out on the water some day