• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

34 Excellent

About wrxhoon1

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

440 profile views
  1. They were made in Gold coast, as far as I know they went out of business years ago.
  2. I use rainex as well, never use my wipers.
  3. 8am to 8 pm is 12 hours correct, if there is a 10 limit it means you can't leave it ,there for more than 10 hours, there for can't park trailer without moving it in that time but cars can park there all night and most of the day . Of course you can move the trailer to the first cross street ( from memory that's the legislation ) then move it back to the same spot. That's the idea you have to keep moving it. How do they know? Neighbors that don't like the trailer there dob you in and lots of other methods they can use, like taking photos etc... It is not very difficult to find out it it hasn't been moved. If the problem persists and ratepayers still have a problem they can resort to other things like restricting parking to anything other than motor vehicles like some already have.
  4. Because some boats were parked and never moved new laws came to effect in 2015. Current regulations in NSW allow you to park on the street. The boat trailer can park there without moving for 28 days . You move once in 28 days then you can park in the same spot again for another 28 days and so on. Some councils in Sydney impose 10 hr parking 8 am to 8 pm to stop boat trailers park there. Lane cove in some streets. Others have no parking signs " No parking Motor Vehicles Excepted" just to stop trailers, northern beaches have that in some streets.
  5. On a registered trailer and the combo under 7.5 mtrs from the tip of the outboard to the tip of the coupling can park on the street as long is legal to park any other vehicle there.
  6. Hairdryer will get rid of it but the reason is in there in the first place is because it is not sealing.
  7. They are a good old boat but as others stated you have to check the transom and anywhere else where there is wood. She will move along with the 115. Nothing wrong with 2 stroke engines other than noise and very thirsty but easy to maintain. Hours on engine, unless used commercially you will not wear out the engine from usage, age will kill it before that and in particular corrosion. Trailer is newish but looks very lightweight for that boat. I can't see any brakes , that boat/trailer combo should have brakes. Your Ford will be fine towing, if 2WD you may have issues at some boat ramps at low tide but most will be fine. Price , about right depending on condition of course . As you are first timer take someone with you that knows about boats and if you still want to go with it get a pro to inspect.
  8. Great work and on spinning gear too! Top effort.
  9. wrxhoon1

    Outboard problems

    https://www.emanualonline.com/Marines/Outboard-Engines/Yamaha/30HP-Models/30-hp-3-cyl.-(496cc)-2_stroke/Yamaha-Outboard-1996-30-hp-3-cyl.-(496cc)-2_stroke-pdf-Service%252FShop-Repair-Manual-Instant-Download.html It's a bit older but should be the same . I wouldn't bother replacing diaphragms , replace the pump.
  10. I think Zoran covered it nice. I will ad my 2 cents ; If the boat is oxidised very bad but the gelcoat is all there and in good nick other than very dull you don't need to re-paint it . Gelcoat is very thick , about 10 times thicker than your cars paint. It is much softer than any car paint so very easy tho cut back. If you have colour ( not white) especially on the top of the boat it's best to cut back with 1200 grit first to make it easier to buff , don't worry you will not take it all off as long as you don't cut on edges ( easy to cut on any edge without even trying), besides you don't need to take off much with the sandpaper just enough to take the top off. Next you need a buffer,7"is best variable speed, you need slow speed to work the compound then a little faster to buff it off. I like 3 M products but the septone gelcoat compound is fine . Squeeze some compound on the lamswool pad ( not a lot, very small amount ), don't bother with sponge pads at this stage they don't cut enough. Work the compound on a small area at a time, slow speed and keep moving the buffer so it doesn't get too hot, apply little pressure only , let the machine do the work, speed it it up a bit to buff off the compound without any pressure now. You probably will have to go over it a couple times , the second time you may want to use a finer compound and or sponge pad, if you use sponge this time make sure sure you use the most aggressive sponge you can get. Even the first buff you will see it come up very shiny and you will think it's ok to stop there, don't because the gelcoat is very porous and the compound fills up and it won't last shiny for long. Once you finish it all then time for a wax, you need a good marine paste wax , car stuff just doesn't cut it on boats. Make sure you don't let the pads get clogged up, the best way to clean them is buff a clean piece of timber at faster speed and should fly off it works well on wool pads , sponge you have to wash them because you may rip them up using this method. I use this product from USA but i think you can buy it here . Collinite 885 Heavy Duty Paste Fleetwax, 12 oz. Apply the wax with a sponge or cloth by hand, small section at a time and buff off with a polishing cloth, soft towel,microfibre etc... Depending on the size of your boat, how bad it is and how keen you are allow one to two days . The easiest way to keep the boat in good nick is a cheap cover from E-Bay. I wash mine when I get home at night and cover it the next day, stays like new for years.
  11. To be fair my Grady is a much bigger boat and much heavier , she tips the scales well over 3t on ally trailer , depending on gear and fuel so she will handle the sea better than a smaller boat. Mine needs the 250 hp, i'm spinning a 17" prop top speed a bit over 40 knots , maybe a bit under 80 kmh on the flat and trimmed out . I like to cruise at 4000-4500 where possible as I like to get there ASAP even if I use more fuel. I will reply to your PM.
  12. I can see why she is in good nick , you owned her for 24 years . 1992 they were still making them like John Heines made them before he sold them . My 2250 was one of the first he made when he started the new company. Back then she was fishing and family boat . My Grady is purely a fishing boat. Likewise semi-retired now so we go during the week not as many idiots on the boat ramp and in the harbour in the afternoon coming back. I think you are a bit optimistic on the fuel use, I would think two thirds . As long as you pick your days and you hold enough fuel you should be fine, if she blows earlier than forecast you come back in . We monitor 16 ( of course) and 21, call sign SY321, always log on before heading out. The current Grady is my second Grady 228, I sold the previous one last year when I got this. That's my old girl, sold her in 1994.
  13. That looks a bit younger than my old Signature 2250 (1986 model) going by the Merc, about early 90's I would think. Nice looking boat though. Is the hardtop a custom job? We mostly go out weekdays , if you go out weekdays too PM next time you go out wide. Tuna should be around soon, as long as the current restrictions ease we will be out.
  14. For those of you interested bellow is the email I got for marine rescue a few days ago. MRSS/Radio Club Newsletter Yahoo/Inbox Marine Rescue Sydney <mrss.terreyhills@marinerescuensw.com.au> To:@yahoo.com Unsubscribe Sat, 18 Apr at 10:44 am MRSS/Radio Club Newsletter "Marine Rescue Sydney" 14th April 2020 Dear Radio Club members, The corona virus pandemic has certainly changed our world and will continue to affect our occupations and other interests including recreational boating. Our Communications Centre at Terrey Hills, “Marine Rescue Sydney”, however, continues to provide 24 hour seven days a week radio coverage for all vessels in the greater Sydney area and we will maintain this service. The volunteer radio operators are filling all rosters and are determined to maintain our standards of communication and service to the boating public. At the Terrey Hills base we have the technology to cover the other Marine Rescue radio bases along the New South Wales coast. During the recent bushfire emergencies, we were able to continue coverage for several bases which had to close. Again we are covering any bases which chose to close because of the pandemic. All our rescue vessels are ready to put to sea as required. Your support, as members of the MRSS/Radio Club over the years has helped us to recruit, train and keep our volunteers, upgrade our facilities and provide radio coverage for Sydney - and now any part of the NSW coast if required. For example in the month of March 2020 the Terrey Hills base handled 2,372 calls including 216 assists, 1 Pan Pan and 3 Maydays. We have now received the Boating Rules in the COVID-19 Pandemic from NSW ROADS & MARITIME SERVICES:  As of March 31, NSW Government public health directions require people to stay at home unless they have a ‘reasonable excuse’.  Unless you have an essential need to be out on your boat, you should stay ashore.  However, a ‘reasonable excuse’ to use your boat could be to: 1. exercise (e.g. kayaking/sailing/paddling etc.); 2. fish for food; 3. get to and from work, where the work cannot reasonably be performed from home; 4. get groceries; or 5. to provide assistance, care or support to an immediate member of your family.  If you do decide to go boating, it is important to remember that the physical distancing rules apply at all times, including at the boat ramp and on your boat.  This means you should only be on your boat alone or with no more than one other person or with family who ordinarily live in the same household as you unless you have a large boat.  If you decide you do need to go out, stick to your local waters. Heading off on a road trip & extended voyage is not considered to be an essential need.  Visit the NSW Government website (nsw.gov.au) for regular updates. MARINE RESCUE NSW ADVISES:  we are all safest at home right now. Please don’t risk your health or that of our volunteers unless you really must head out on the water. Stay home & stay safe.  if you do head out, remember to Log On and Log Off with Marine Rescue NSW on your marine radio or the MarineRescue App.  in an emergency, call MRNSW on VHF Channel 16 or call Triple Zero (000). If you do require assistance, you may be asked the following questions: Is everyone on the vessel well? Has anyone on the vessel virus-like symptoms? Has anyone on the vessel been overseas recently or been in contact with someone who has been overseas recently? The information will be passed on to any vessel tasked to assist The answers to these questions will in no way affect your rescue; they are to prepare the rescue crew so that they can take additional protection precautions if needed. Don’t forget to check out the bargains at the marine rescue shop, where your membership gives you discounted pricing. And so, with a few necessary precautions and variations, Marine Rescue Sydney at Terrey Hills is business as usual. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to being of service to you, should the need arise, even in these trying times. Frank Haviland MRSS Officer Marine Rescue Terrey Hills radio base 0411 153 458