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  1. Berleyguts

    Braid - Looking for specific

    Yeah, it just doesn’t seem to fit as tight as mono. I guess I’ll just have to hook a few decent fish to get it packed on better! 😂
  2. Berleyguts

    Braid - Looking for specific

    😂 I find it kinda difficult to wind 300 metres or more of line on while driving the boat! 😂😂
  3. Berleyguts

    Braid - Looking for specific

    I bought a Rogue spooler from the place where you have effing fun and despite screwing it all the way up, it didn’t seem to apply enough tension. 🤔
  4. Berleyguts

    Braid - Looking for specific

    Ah, yes, the key element.... having a fish on the end of the line to apply tension.... that’s what I was missing on Friday! 😂😂
  5. Berleyguts

    Braid - Looking for specific

    Interesting point about the tension. I notice that I tend to get more tangles in my braid when it seems to be looser on the spool. After getting a hell of a tangle on Friday, I respooled a reel today with fresh 20lb braid and struggled to get it on tight enough, even using a spool tensioner. Any tips on how to get it on TIGHT?!
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    How best to fill these holes?

    I just meant get some fibreglass cloth and resin... like patching a ding in a surfboard or similar. Re the existing rod holders... I assumed they’ve been repositioned a few times, as they would eventually work loose where screwed down. I like recessed stainless steel rod holders... strong enough to handle kingfish etc. 😉
  7. Berleyguts

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    Do you mean the Saturday morning?
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    Lake Macquarie Flathead drought breaker

    I thought I already responded to this but, since I can’t see my response, I’ll have another go! The trick with your phone is to have it mounted all the time in a suitable position in a quick release bracket. The Life Active System is pretty good. I use it in my car and in the boat. Sometimes on my belt. I just mount it on the rail of my console, where it’s best positioned for a selfie using the GoCam app. It can be quickly released if needed. If it’s raining or I’m copping spray while cruising to the grounds, I’ll pop it in a pouch or in the glovebox. When I’m at the grounds, it comes out again. I’m toying with the idea of extending the height of the windscreen of my console and also adding some overhead protection for my phone.... but, the way it is mounted at the moment, it’s also perfectly situated for shooting video of breaching whales ahead of the boat, so I’d lose that option if I take that path. 🤔
  9. Berleyguts

    Easy cheap way to single launch most boats

    I don’t generally put the trailer far enough into the water that I can start the motor while it’s still hard up against the winch post. 🤔 I’ve looked at different techniques for solo launching but figured I’d still have to climb into the boat while it’s on the trailer, pull the boat up on the beach (if no jetty), tie it off somewhere, park the car and trailer, push off and climb back into the boat! 😂
  10. Berleyguts

    How best to fill these holes?

    I’d glass over them. Shouldn’t be that hard. Suggest it would be better fitting flush mounted, gimbal mount rod holders.
  11. Berleyguts

    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    I have one spot available in my boat if anyone wants a ride, at this stage. Just be aware that due to circumstances at home, I sometimes have to pull out of a trip at the last minute, so I wouldn’t want to leave anyone hanging. This is why I usually fish solo. 😂
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    Port Stephens Raiders Meet

    👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 @Scratchie... there you go! Thumbs up! Will be there, dramas permitting. Have to have the conversation with the missus yet! Forecast is looking a bit better with winds moderate SW around 13 knots and swell moderate under 2.0m. Let’s hope it changes even more for the better! Ramp is looking good:
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    Port Stephens- Pre fish

    Update on ramp... I had a look half an hour ago. It’s almost dead low now. I couldn’t see an issue with the ramp at all. Maybe they’ve resettled the alleged offending slab of concrete??? Looks all good for the weekend to me!
  14. Berleyguts

    Which size electric motor

    @phill81 Try and make sure you motor and controller have Bluetooth inter-connectivity. I was having trouble getting mine to respond sometimes but fixed an issue with the hand controller (battery door was cross threaded) and it seemed to fix it. Some Raiders told me it would be Bluetooth but when I fished with Scratchie and AerialAngler on Friday, it was difficult to get it to respond. I just tested it in the boatport and it worked fine BUT when I used the controller down behind the console, it wouldn’t respond. So... that means it’s infrared, not Bluetooth, and needs line of sight! I guess the newer models are Bluetooth???
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    Port Stephens- Pre fish

    I haven’t seen it yet. I got those pics off Facebook. I’ll check it out at low tide on Tuesday afternoon. It might not be an issue if you’re aware of it. I usually inspect the ramp before I launch or retrieve anyway. He enjoyed the snapper. Still likes flathead better but will eat it again.