Blade

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  1. Looking for some feedback on the above, this weekend is looking pretty good in terms of the winds being low. If the weather FC remains as is now I will probably go out on Sunday morning launching at Tom Ugly's bridge. If anyone is feeling kind I would appreciate a bit of guidance on which areas I should fish not looking for exact locations just some suggestions. Thanks in advance
  2. As a comparison I got out regularly on the Port Hacking, I launch at Cronulla and move up and down the Hacking. Would the Georges river up to Pelican point be similar?
  3. Its a 3.75m Cody
  4. Its a 1999 Ally Craft. Ally Craft as far as I know were sold to Telwater and no longer exist
  5. Its a 2 stroke, here are pictures of the transom as well. I looked at the weight of the motors on the Parsun website and they are the same for a 20HP and a 25HP so it boils down to the difference in output of the motors which according to the website is 3.7 horses
  6. Really good review and makes me fell more confident
  7. Thanks for the advice, I will upload a pic of the transom later today. The motor I am looking at is a Parsun. I have been looking out for a good 2nd hand motor for a few weeks now and there doesn't seem to be much in 15hp to 20hp below $1800. It looks like I would be able to get a new Parsun in my budget. From what I have seen online the back seems to be very good with the distributor backing his product. I haven't seen anything online that suggests these motors are unreliable and will leave you stranded. Just keen to get some Raiders thoughts? thanks in advance
  8. Hi Raiders, I am looking at upgrading the motor on my tinny. The max rated motor based on the build plate on the boat is 20hp. I have found a really good deal on a new motor but it is 25hp. I dont have a lot of experience with boats so I am looking for some advice from those who have more experience on would it be okay to put the 25hp on the boat, keeping in mind I dont ever intend on going full throttle, I just want enough power to get me on the plane. Thanks in advance.
  9. A related question, how do you launch without getting your feet wet. Do you wear gumboots?
  10. I will be on my own. Lucky enough to a bilge pump fitted, I will have to pick a day with good weather by the sounds of it. To start I will stay in the river and maybe a bit beyond Tom Ugly's Bridge but not into Botany Bay for now.
  11. I cant claim to be an expert, I have read the boating handbook that is available online and I plan on doing my license post COVID. I understand about keeping right, how to pass, keeping the 30m distance, observing the speed limits and no wash zones, the safety gear you must have onboard. I always wear my life jacket I dont take it off when on the water. I am not looking to put anyone in danger, if I feel the situation is outside of my abilities I avoid it and if it is unavoidable I slow down and look for the safest option.
  12. As far as I know due to the motor being below 6hp, I do not require a license provided the boat cannot get on plane. Which I can assure you my boat cannot. I have been pushed around in some wash on the Hacking, not fun but I have figured out how to handle it. Would the tug boats be around the areas I am looking at fishing?
  13. I am still learning, only been out a around 10 or so times. I plan on launching at Tom Uglys
  14. Hi Raiders, I have a small tinny 3.75m with a 5hp, so I stick to sheltered waters currently I only fish in the Port Hacking. I have been thinking about going out into the Georges river and maybe into Botany bay around Pelican Point, Wooloware Bay Towra Point and Quibray Bay. Is it safe to fish these places with my setup? Are there any conditions I need to watch out for i.e. specific wind and swell directions? I am not asking people to give up their secret fishing spots just asking from a safety perspective. Cheers
  15. Blade

    Fish finder

    Thanks for all the advice, It is helping me move the project along. As you said the question now is which battery Lead acid is the cheapest, with AGM and Gel pretty closely priced. Lithium is out of budget. Any advice? Cheers
  16. Blade

    Fish finder

    I have a 1999 5hp Mercury, not sure if it can handle a rectifier?
  17. Blade

    Fish finder

    Where did you get this bracket?
  18. Blade

    Fish finder

    Thanks for the advice all, what size would an 18Ah SLA battery be sufficient to run 1. The fish finder (Lowrance Hook 2 4x) 2. Bilge pump 1.8Amp current draw 3. LED navigation lights 75mA 4. Anchor light 250mA current draw Max 10 hours on the water
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    Fish finder

    Thanks for the feedback. Let me know how you go with the new finder when you get to test it out.
  20. Blade

    Fish finder

    Hi Raiders, I am new to the forum and new to fishing from a boat, I have a small tinny that limits me to stay in sheltered water (I have only gone out on the Port Hacking) and I have been thinking about getting a fish finder, but I have been wondering: 1. Is it worth while getting a fish finder on the hacking considering it is a small body of water with limited deep water areas? 2. If it is worth it would an entry level finder like the Lowrance Hook 2 4x (https://www.JILLLNNL;stores.com/water/marine/marine-electronics/fish-finders/lowrance-hook2-4x-fishfinder-gps-plotter/BP90126579) be a good choice? Thanks in advance. Cheers
  21. Hi all, I am new to the forum and new to the area. I live close to the Port Hacking and I have a small tinny (too small and under powered to go out beyond the heads so I must stay within the shelter of the Port Hacking) I don't have a fish finder so I am hoping some of the more experienced Raiders would share their local knowledge and share some of the fishing spots on the hacking and what species to target at the spot? Thanks for reading, looking forward to learning from the Raider community. Cheers