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    Lost containers - Nelson Bay

    Flotsam and Jetsan? Probably full of folding chairs!
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    New kayak just added to my collection

    Got to admit, your keen!
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    New boat trailer rust protection prevention

    A good hose down after every fish, I spray with Lanox now and again, I think that a lock is a good protection against thieves but not recognised as a safety device if it comes off the tow ball, get another piece of chain and use a yellow d shackles as well. Works for me.
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    Buying first kayak!

    The rudder ones are OK, just pull the rope and it lifts out of the water.
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    Transporting 2 kayaks

    Too hard for my wife and myself to keep loading and unloading, we are 66 and 72, so I decided to make the trailer, they sit on foam rubber works a treat, total cost of trailer with jockey wheel and spare, registered on road $900 the rest cost $299.50.
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    Transporting 2 kayaks

    Try the Whispbar fittings
  7. Would it have anything to do with the backpackers od?
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    Downrigger Bombs

    Downrigger shop, see facebook
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    Roof Racks

    Thanks DerekD, that will put me at ease. Chris.
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    Roof Racks

    Thinking of getting a couple of Hobie Quest 11's, total weight on roof of outlander would be 52 Kilos, I an worried about having them on the side on the roof, wind and the like, any experience here?
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    Horsepower Conversion Explained

    I am thinking of getting a kayak, thanks that is great advice.
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    looking for VHF radio advice

    I have a link5 the digital display went after 2 years.
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    Marine Police awards

    Donna, cannot open the link.
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    Don't look like you will be fishing for a while!
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    Notices to Mariners

    Only got so far, seems a bit sus, more ads?
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    Boat sounder with gps or without.. what do you think?

    Stanton, sorry mate I assumed that you were going outside without normal safety gear, bon voyage.
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    Boat sounder with gps or without.. what do you think?

    Mate if you haven't got a emergency device linked to your gps you should not be out there, who has got time to put in co ordinates in an emergency, your only putting yourself and others at risk, get a kayak and stay in the river!
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    Boat Parts

    Have you checked out the brooker marine sale on greys online, pity I have a f/g boat and spare tyres.
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    Marine Rescue Nsw

    Tried several times to contact using radio, the app did not work, newcastle area, it seems that lake macquarie is on line.
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    Newcastle council can Newcastle marine rescue base.

    They should fix it up and have a good use for the building, great spot for a base. I did my VHF course there.
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    Parking a boat on the street, precautions

    Will you be blocking the sign? Are you sure you are not inconveniencing others? If all the above are ok get a movement detector.
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    Anchor Selection

    The south pacific winch needs 1/2 inch rope, the spring can be obtained from any good hardware store, the spring is to keep positive pressure on the anchor to stop it moving around, if I want to it would probably pull f the mount on the boat, I only have about 1 metre of chain on the anchor as the weight keeps it down, on my sand anchor i have added steel to the vanes as added weights, will post a picture later.
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    Anchor Selection

    These are the fist 2 anchors I made, latest one has 6mm prongs only. There is 35mm steel rod inside the pipe this is to overcome the weight of the chain inside the boat, it works well.
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    Anchor Selection

    I went through a few anchors but settled on a four prong 6mm type I made myself, anything larger such as 12mm rod was too hard to retrieve so as the boat is only 4,4 long the 6 mm still holds and it can be rebent on the surface, flange is around to keep pressure on the spring on the end of the chain so it does not swing around and damage the boat.
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    Electric or Ratchet type jockey wheel.

    I have a slight rise to the garage and have a second hand electric scooter, works well, needs a bit of a run up.