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  1. Formosan

    Dual battery set up.

    Zoran, You may be over thinking this but good points there to help justify consideration for a manual switch. @Rhys Rowlo You have a 60 Hp engine, so not a huge boat. Are you a bait fisho or a offshore fisho? Trolling cover some distant? Downrigging? Can you calculate and measure your power requirements (what electrical devices. what it consumes, how long run for?) every day on the water could be different typically sounder ,lights, livie pump goes on all day and possibilty electric reels. If you are a bait fisher anchor up and engine off. Manual switch will be fine but I would still get an auto charge. If you are an offshore fisho cover alot of distance , have electronics running all the time and not sure what everything uses and past age 40 (memory loss which battery did i use last time?). Then definitely get a VSR kit. For peace of mine ..grab an add a 2nd battery kit. When you add a 2nd battery in a boat or a 4wd it is best pratice is to put in a VSR (Relay) and it comes with the kit with a switch, to close the circuit to charge the 2nd battery. With a 4wd you could always walk home. A VSR it is just a relay that closes the circuit . VSR , a Voltage sensitive relay it will closes when it senses 13.6V.It isnt that hard. When you get the boat with single battery, it is all wired into one circuit to one battery.Just leave the engine and bilge pump 's circuit on the first battery. Add a 2nd battery and put all the accessories onto a new circuit that connects to 2nd battery so now you have isolation. Add the VSR to bridge the two for charging. BEP and Blueseas makes kits for Marine. Check them out, the Blueseas i think is better as it has one switch that does it all unlike the BEPs multiple switches.
  2. Formosan

    Dual battery set up.

    VSR is the way to go just install and forget. You will find lotsa diagrams for it on the net. Look for Blueseas or BEP versions .
  3. Formosan

    A Strange Day Out at Bellambi

    Thanks Donna. Will stick around.
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    A Strange Day Out at Bellambi

    u still kickign around here?
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    A Strange Day Out at Bellambi

    Good bag there mate. Do you know how many Kms is from Bellambi ramp to the humps?
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    Port Stephens- Pre fish

    Thanks BerleyGuts.
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    Port Stephens- Pre fish

    Great fish there guys.. What ramp is best to get out to Broughton?
  8. Formosan

    Its Snapper Time

    Hey is this a report? Or a motivation post?
  9. Formosan

    Snapper on jigs.

    It is popular slow jigging reel in Japan. It is called Shimano Ocea Jigger NRHG2000.
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    Snapper on jigs.

    South of Hacking. On 30lb
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    Snapper on jigs.

    Just work them slowly and very close to the bottom.
  12. Formosan

    Snapper on jigs.

    Thought I'll share some recent snappers I caught and a Mako shark. Snapper on metal with Inchiku jigs.
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    Botany Bay 30.04.15

    Nice work Dan. Getting. Good to see Botany producing.
  14. Formosan

    Daiwa Catalina 6500h

    Sold the 6500H saltist then bought a Catalina 6500H never looked back. High quality reel.
  15. Formosan

    Sunday solo voyage

    Solo marlin..legendary stuff. Bloody awesome effort mate.