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      1. Fuel Flow/usage Meter

        Afternoon AFO, I do not trust my current fuel gauge (when full it reads 3/4 full). So I still haven't been able to get a close to accurate fuel usage reading. Not to mention I have an under floor tank, so I cannot visually see how much ive used or how much is left. (Still unsure of the tank size still). Im wanting to start doing some larger trips (Moreton, chasing tuna in Hervey Bay etc) Has anyone had experience with using a fuel flow meter before? I haven’t found one yet, but I've been told that you may be able to install a fuel meter (analogue) just in the fuel hose which will show how many litres have passed through it and into the engine. Thanks
      2. Bait Tank Plumbing

        Hi all Bit the bullet and had a live bait tank welded into the tinny. Plumbed and wired it up myself. Took it for a test run today. Works a treat, but I have a minor design flaw. I put a non return valve in the inlet pipe so it didn’t drain when I turn the pump off but off course that means I have no easy way of draining it at the end of the day. I know I could replace the non return valve wth an in-line turncock but then I would have to remember to turn the tap off when I shut the pump down to move. Any ideas? Some poor low light photos might give you the gist of what it looks like. Thanks in advance, Steve.
      3. Marine Mechanic

        SOUTHWEST MARINE The sun is out and summer is here!!!! Perfect time to get your boat out and start fishing!!!! We at SOUTHWEST MARINE are a small and friendly marine mechanic business providing excellence in marine and mower repairs and services. We are located in South Western Sydney, NSW, 2565.. contact us on (02) 9605 6559 For more information on us and our services, check out our website Kind regards, Southwest Marine
      4. Trailer Winch Work

        No fishing for me for a few days, have to replace winch rope, will use spectra. First I'll need to clean the rust off the spindle and also have to find a way to pack the reel as 5 meters of 6 mm spectra only half fills it. Any suggestions how to do the packing?
      5. The Right Boat.

        Hey, I am wanting to upgrade my little tinny to a... bigger tinny... I have an electric motor, live bait tank and sounder I was going to put on my last disastrous project. What I would like is something around 4.5m and I would like to put a new 70 hp Yam 4 stroke. I will be using it for bay fishing, beach launching from straddie, crabbing and trips to Wooli etc. I'm keen to just keep it a tiller steer but want to have a large fuel tank and carpeted floors and comfortable seating but that is it. Really bare bones. I quite like the Sea Jay 4.68 Avenger Does anyone know this and do they think it would work? Is there a chance I could get a great old tinny and add my stuff to it? Does anyone know a good manufacturer that I could try? Thanks DB
      6. Securing Boat To Wharf Alternative

        Hey guys, I have just started year 12 and I am doing Design Technology as a subject meaning I have to complete a major work. I have come up with an idea that is an alternative to tying up at a wharf, it could be a easier and safer way of tying up especially if you're out by yourself. It would be a device that would enable to you not have to get out of the boat and don't have to worry about the hassle of trying to sort out a rope. I haven't thought too much into to it as this stage but I have some idea of what it might look like and how it may work yet but let me know what you think of the idea whether you like the idea or not, or even some suggestions to how you think it could be done. Ill try have a drawing of the proposed idea soon. Thank you!
      7. FromSEQ water websie Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe Temporarily closed to in water activity Date: 16/10/2017 Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe are temporarily closed to in water activities including skiing and swimming due to the current levels of rainfall in the catchment resulting in inflows into each of the lakes. The closure is in the interest of public safety while our staff assess the impact on water quality at each of the sites. We will re-open the lakes as soon as it is safe to do so. Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site. Wivenhoe capacity has decreased from 65.3% on the 14th to 64.9 this afternoon which would indicate to me that they are releasing water. Cheers Ray
      8. NSW POLICE ON WATER ALCOHOL DRUG TESTING Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:55:45 AM NSW Police will begin random drug testing on waterways as part of a new marine safety enforcement program launched today. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller was joined by Minister for Police, Troy Grant, to launch the Maritime Enhanced Enforcement Program (MEEP), which includes random alcohol and drug testing as well as a crackdown on dangerous or anti-social activity on the water.
      9. As part of the Queensland Government's drive to reduce costs and streamline services Maritime Safety Queensland is phasing out the delivery of Notices to Mariners. After 30 April 2014 the personal email service for Notices to Mariners will cease. All Queensland Notices to Mariners will continue to be published daily on the Maritime Safety Queensland website at: The Australian Hydrographic Service provides a free email service called eNotices enabling Notices to Mariners for permanent, temporary and preliminary chart corrections to be sent directly to your email address fortnightly. To register for this service go to the Australian Hydrographic Service website at:
      10. Minn Kota............... Help!!!!!!

        I have a 55lb minkota ipilot riptide....... the weekend just gone the steering decided not to work. I have narrowed it down to one of three things the remote is not transmitting however all features seem to work I can control speed and turn on spot lock etc so I suspect the remote is working. the second one is the receiver on the unit it self, and thirdly is the motor that drives the steering. Does anyone know where I can buy parts and most importantly a work shop manual so I can more acutely diagnose my problem....... or maybe even a website BLA don't seem to have a parts listing.............thanks in advance
      11. New Project Boat

        Hi guys, so last week I was driving by mudgeeraba to my inlaws....for my wife and inlaws to be shocked when I rolled on in with a not so nice surprise....a very very old Haines hunter v16, I saw a potential in this boat, I was wondering if anyone on here has any advice or ideas on how to turn it into a nice fishing boat.
      12. New Battery Needed

        Hey guys I am needing a new battery for the boat (90Hp yamaha 2 stroke, sounder and radio that run all day as well). I am looking at the Century Marine Pro 730 CCA 730 AH 100 vs the Delkor m27 CCA 680 AH 99 both are around $280 so price not issue. The battery i took out has no brand on it but is CCA 720 and no idea what the AH is.......
      13. Boat Cover

        Does anyone have recommendations on boat covers? Looking to cover my new 6m CC. I tried The Cover Guys 5.48-6.09m CC boat cover, but it's a tad short. Has anyone had experience with this brand?
      14. Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) has approved an exemption allowing Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) to be used in place of an EPIRB for lightweight craft, with certain conditions. Lightweight craft are off the beach type craft, human powered kayak and canoe, small sailing ships (less than 6m in length) and personal watercraft. These lightweight craft are now entitled to have the operator/master of the craft wear a PLB in place of or in addition to carrying an EPIRB. In brief, the PLB must comply with the following items: · comply with the AS/NZ 4280.2 standard, · it must have current and up to date registration, · it must be worn on the operators person, · it must float, and · must be GPS enabled. A copy of the exemption containing the detail specifics for your reference can be downloaded here. E-News 6 September 2017&utm_content=BIA E-News 6 September 2017+CID_463fec297ed21251f156bce37c12db78&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=downloaded here Copies of the relevant Act and subsequent regulation can be viewed at the following links: >> Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 >> Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2016
      15. Boat Cleaning

        what do you guys if any clean the black sooty crap deisel smoke leaves behind mine blows heaps of black smoke thats sticking to my white boat,and is there stuff that prevents it from sticking to the boat?
      16. New Rig

        Hi all Thought i would add a few pics of my new boat. Pick her up tomorrow . Cant wait to get on the water . Its been 20 weeks. Cheers Josh <><
      17. I have just taken screws out of the transom of my boat to fit a new transducer and found electrolyse present. The battery is only connected when the boat is in use and i applied a lot of Sikaflex to the hole and screws when i first put them in. When putting the screws in wouldn't it push the Sikaflex out from between the thread? How do you prevent this? I put the screws in when the Sikaflex was wet. I have read online that someone waits to the Sikaflex is nearly dry before putting the screw in. Any help would be appreciated.
      18. Canoe Project

        I know there's a few DIY heads on here so I thought I'd throw this up so you can follow along. Uni and work are killing me at the moment but I picked up an old canoe with the paddles from an old bloke moving houses for $50 - Happy days. Having not yet caught a wild bass or SEQ Jack, my plan is to get the White Pointer ready for bass season in the next few weeks. Sanding has commenced, then I'll patch her up, spray her in a hammertone grey, add some stickers and then I just need time to use the bloody thing. As it's a pretty blank canvas, I'll only be adding some paint, pinchweld around the edges, a few bits of carpet here and there, and a rubber trim around the outside where the old one used to be. Anybody got any good ideas that I can throw in to make life that little bit easier? (Obviously don't want to add anything with weight.) Cheers
      19. My New Boat - 5m Quintrex

        After many years of being without a boat...i finally have one again! I picked up this used Quintrex CoastRunner 500 with a 75 Merc on the back Comes with a few goodies: rod holders, Bimini, Lowrance gps combo, Epirb, boat cover, waterproof LED lights on the trailer to name a few. Comes with everything needed to make a good fishing boat. Words cant express how excited i am to get back out into the bay again this summer. Watch this space for more reports Over the years I've also been lucky enough to score deckie spots from various generous folks on this site. I plan to repay the favour for other fisho's
      20. northern territory Banana Karma

        Might have to stop hiding bananas in Rays boat for comps and on tagging days.......
      21. Townsville Rec. Boat Park.

        Hi all, We thought we'd go to Townsville today for the opening of the new Townsville Recreational Boat Park. Was quite enjoyable, some boat / marine dealers there. A few electrics people/sounders radio's that sort of thing. Lots of stuff beyond my bank account. There is 4 x ramps at the moment and 16 after stage 2, floating pontoons, 1 for disabled. a jetty to fish off, toilets, kids covered playground. washdown for boats,BBQ area 24 hour lighting and secruity.. The finnance manager said not to spend any money but you can see in the pic's she was the first to the lure stand. A very good day out, should have taken the boat down and spent a couple of days, but that's next week. Cheers Gary
      22. Hi I am looking into purchasing a new boat and have been looking at the Quintrex 7000 Yellowfin Hardtop like the one pictured. Has anyone has any experiences with these boats or does anyone own one that can provide me with an opinion? Thank you for your help.
      23. Good Samaritan.

        Well I picked the boat up after installing a faulty replacement trim solenoid and headed straight to the Mourilyan harbour for a couple of hours after work drifting for anything. Boat started first hit all electronics working great radio and sounder but no UHF. Figured all good won't be going far. So went along a route with sounder picked up some good readings then went back to drift across it. After a few hits went to go back again but no power to motor. I checked terminals and everything electronic was working but no power to motor. Was nearing 5pm by this time and and I had 2kms to row a 4.7 half cabin glass boat against the tide. Thankfully two old guys in a home made timber looking punt with a 2hp honda towed me back to ramp. I thanked them with a case of Great Northern that was in the car. It was a wire up under gun rail that had broken in 3 places. AAARRGGHHH All fixed heading out tomorrow now.
      24. Hi guys. I'm in the process of fitting out a new bare hull into a bass style boat with casting deck up front and floor in the middle. The fabrication side isn't an issue because im competent with my tig welder but im having trouble finding a livewell bait tank. Ive seen them flush mounted in the decks of boats with just a hatch showing but i have no idea what they're called or where to buy. All I'm able to find is a stand alone tank. Ive attached a photo of what im after.
      25. Question On Navionics

        hey guys, with the new boat being built, I'm starting ti look at looking up all the accessories. Picked up a lowrance hds 12 carbon, but need to look at some maps. Does anyone know what the difference between Navionics+ (the old gold) and Navionics Platinum+ is these days? Looking at their website it looks like the only difference is that with Platinum you get some 3D views, panoramic images and satellite imagery. All for higher cost and less region. Navionics website doesn't indicate you get more map detail with platinum, which I imagine they would as a selling point (if it did). Is there any value in getting the platinum?