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  1. Yeah that stuff holds fluids so not the best option. Mesh or spiral wrap may be way to go.
  2. So the mesh stuff might be a better bet than the hard plastic sealed conduit then I guess. No need for it to be water proof.
  3. Hi all, What type of wrap, conduit, split loom do you like to use for the wires that run from the engine well to the outboard (control wires and fuel lines etc)? I have just removed the plastic sealed loom (covered the control wires and fuel line combined) and found fuel sludge in the sealed loom, I'm looking for a possible fuel leak at the moment, fuel line looks good but will most likely replace). I don't like the idea of the sealed plastic type loom as it seals in any fuel, seawater etc if it gets in there with no way for it to drain so was looking at something like du
  4. Well done mate, wasn't aware it was ok to eat fish from there, may have to give it a crack.
  5. No need to apologize - much appreciated thanks Zoran, local advice is what I'm after and what you've given me here is really valuable. I'm happy to take a conservative approach and worry about enjoying the fishing and not stressing about the weather. So light winds and swell <1m for at least the first few times, including a window of weather that is longer term and looking at coming back in before midday. Cheers
  6. Thanks Zoran and others. You've got me a bit worried with that sort of talk, definitely food for thought on sea conditions and the need to be extra cautious. I think I'll take your advice and max it out to 1m swell. My main fishing buddy is a poor swimmer and has cerebral palsy so I need to be mindful of him as well. I grew up fishing in open waters in 12 foot tinnies. This was on the east coast of Northland in New Zealand though so I think things are a bit more predictable there, or they seem to be anyway from what I've seen. Thanks for the extra posts, I'll read
  7. Thanks for all the replies. I have got all the safety gear for offshore. I have a 2004 70hp 2 stroke Yammy, maybe bit underpowered but I get 30 knots out of it with standard prop, re-propping may be an option. I've got a 75 litre tank and I've seen max fuel consumption for this engine quoted at 28lph. Assuming I travel 8km at 15knts - that's 17 minutes which is 8 litres of fuel. I'll fill her up and should be plenty in reserve. Thanks for the tips on weights and location. The rig I like to use is a black magic flasher with a slow jig in place of the sinker. Seems to wo
  8. Hi all, I have a 5m fiberglass runabout (v17r) and have spent the summer in enclosed waters just familiarizing myself with the boat. I now want to head offshore, nothing major but just to drift for some flatties off Barrenjoey in around 50m. Any major tips weather wise and things to be mindful of before I take this first trip offshore? Swell wise I'm thinking max 1.5m and looking for a calm light wind day with solid forecast. Cheers
  9. Yeah thanks for the replies guys, I'd suggest there must be thousands of boats out there on unbraked trailers over the combined 750kg limit.
  10. Hi All, The 750kg unbraked towing limit seems to be a bit of an issue as my trailer does not have brakes. I would very surprised if my 5 meter fiberglass boat was not over 750kg. Does that therefore make me illegal? Cheers
  11. Thanks mate, probably a bit far for me. What I have been told is that Power Marine in Hornsby are good for Yammys.
  12. Hi Does anyone recommend any outboard service locations in Northern Sydney? Was there a gut on here called Huey a while back who was recommended? Cheers
  13. Yeah, I trust noone but just saying what he said.
  14. Thanks, yeah if the pipe isn't blocked I'll just do that.
  15. Yep thanks, watched that and most of this blokes videos, good stuff. Will check the pipe.
  16. Haven't had it in the water yet, just bought it. Seller said pump, impellor, head gasket done 12 months ago.
  17. Hi Guys, As the title suggests, water just dribbling very slowly out the tell tail. Do you normally get a decent jet at idle on these motors without the need for any thermostat to open when cold started? I am next going to pull the tell tail pipe off to check for blockage. ps. getting water out the back of the engine at the little vent above gearbox. Cheers
  18. Yep that's the case in my area, pretty sure its the same in most places.
  19. Thanks mate, In Sydney and no driveway ATM, have backed a few boats down boat ramps, should be sweet but yeah will go at a quiet time to practice a bit.
  20. Thanks mate, I'll have a look how the system works, I think switch down is off, horizontal is 1 (not sure which one), pointing up is 1+2 and maybe you can also isolate 2 but unsure. Cheers
  21. Thanks for the great answers. Boat is parked on street so will need to remove batteries to charge. It's got a dual battery system with some sort of switch which I assume can switch between using 1 or both batteries, will need to figure that out. In regards to jump starters, any particular type? I'm assuming something like this (I have a whitworths a 5 minute walk away): https://www.whitworths.com.au/portable-quick-charge-jump-starter Cheers
  22. Thanks for all the replies guys. Was a bit hard determining the year for insurance purposes, the seller said 1988 but I agree looks more 70s. I haven't taken it out yet so can't tell how it rides. One selling point for me was new floor and stringers so hopefully no worries on that front for a while. In regards to props, how would I tell which prop to put on the motor? Also, this being my first boat, would you recommend taking it in to someone to get checked over for any issues before I take it out? Cheers
  23. I didn't think there was a restriction on parking boats on residential streets in Sydney and that hour limits do not apply to boats. The only restriction is that you need to move it every 28 days.
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