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      Found 256 results

      1. 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 www.swmarineau.com Kind regards, Southwest Marine
      2. 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
      3. 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.
      4. Solar Charging Electric

        Hi everyone, I am going to invest in a decent solar panel for camping and got me thinking is it worth splashing out a little more and investing in a flexible marine grade one that I could also use to charge my leccy battery and mount it on my console. I know it wouldnt get full sun but figure i can rig it to trickle charge for those long trips I where I have no access to power. My outboard isnt big enough to charge both batteries so this is my next option Thoughts? Anyone done similar? Shane
      5. Morning fellow AFOers, Just a quick thought. Many a first time boatie has left the ramp without knowing the ins and outs of their motor and ran into trouble out on the water. Having just purchased a boat myself, is there any tips the boaters from AFO could give to newcomers? Eg - Where to buy workshop manuals What a basic toolkit should contain Maintenance Etc. Any tips or helpful advice would be appreciated and put to good use Thanks Felix
      6. Merc 5hp Fourstroke

        Does any body know much about 5hp merc four stokes there is one for sale up my way for $600 its got about 20hours on it and cosmetically it looks good.
      7. Electric Motor Maitenance.

        Informative video. https://fishingfix.com.au/tips-and-advice/videos/ Cheers Ray
      8. Buying A Roof Topper (advice?)

        G'day lads, so I've finally managed to convince the boss (misses) to let me buy a boat her only rules are cheap and we can chuck it on the roof for when we go camping. I was was wondering if anyone has some advice or experience or knows somebody selling a topper. im currently limited to no longer than 3m and and could go around 1500 give or take a bit in width. Thanks a lot lads!
      9. Pet Project

        Well i've gone and done it now. I bought a 14 foot center console with an old 35 Black Anchor... and I love it. Now all there is to do is put some casting platforms in, a sounder and an electric motor move the helm fix the lighting... and I would love some advice. I got her for a bargain price of $2,300 and the engine runs like a dream and it sits well in the water on and off the plane. But there are a few problems... but one big one. The helm is way too far forward, it makes for a very rough ride and looks and feels very strange. When they pushed it forward (i am assuming they did it because the floor had rotten out (its fairly new and yes i know that the gal fixings must come out) and not to fix a weight distribution problem...??) it has meant that control cables are too short and they have mounted the throttle too low. I would like to move it back a bit and build a front casting platform for storage and a back one for bait tank, fuel storage and a kill tank. So first job I want to do is put on a sounder and an electric motor. The guy at Boating and RV in Tingalpa has sold me on a; Motor Guide Xi5-55W 60" 12v GPS ($2,349 inc.) and an Elite 7Ti Total Scan Navionics ($1,099 inc.) So my first question is; are they ok? Second question is how should I mount the Electric outboard? The prow is quite high. Can I build up some nylon cutting board type material and simply bolt it to the gunwale and the front anchor well cover? I don't really know how much strength it needs. Thanks oh and a little by note. I will be fishing from her over the new years period up at Noosa.
      10. Anyone know where I can find one? Recently purchased boat with this on the back. Would like to do some basic maintenance myself. Thanks
      11. Bowmount Motors

        Hi guys, Just looking for opinions on jarvis water snakes ? I see theres a mk II version now too? Cheers
      12. Hi guys I have a 90 hp four stroke 2008 Suzuki the check engine light is flashing the flash pattern seems to be three then seven will not go out, buzzer will also sound in the same sequence. the service manual does not have this sequence in it Only one other guy has had this 3-7 code problem after my search but im unable to get in contact with him http://www.suzukioutboardforum.com/suzuki-outboard-parts-forum/5990-check-engine-light-flashing.html
      13. Anyone know people or shops in Brisbane that make and weld on after market bow mount brackets/plates to aluminium boats? For Minn Kota, Watersnake, MotorGuide etc.. electric motors. I emailed Holt Marine as their website pictures this, but got no response. May call them later. Are there any others who provide this service in Brisbane? I would prefer a few quotes. Below is the sort of example I would prefer taken from the Internet. Needs paint though! Maybe even info on any bolt on solutions that look professional? My boat is a painted hull and 2014 model so I am not looking for quick and dodgy methods. Here is the front of my stessco. Any recommendations to get an electric motor on the front of this boat would be much appreciated!
      14. Bundall Marine Centre

        Just wanted to give a bit of praise to bundall marine I bought my boat and motor new from these guys in February and they have taken really good care of me from the time I first called. Andrew is a legend and will help you with whatever he can. Had my 3 month service on my outboard today and ahain went the extra mile in greasing everything on my trailer and replacing the bearing buddy cap I was missing and helping me with my electric motor set up. If anyone is looking for a new boat or motor I'd recommend them.
      15. Replacing Fuel Lines

        Hi all, got to the ramp yesterday and doing final checks in the rigging area I noticed that the fuel line was split between the outboard connection and the primer bulb. Probably got pinched in the outboard mounting hardware when I was raising or lowering the motor. Managed a temporary repair with some electrical tape so could still have a day on the water. Obviously I need to fix this properly, but I was thinking of replacing the whole fuel line and fittings, given the gear is now 9 years old. The tinnie has the tank in a forward hatch and the fuel line runs under the floor. Anyone replaced this before? I thought I should be able to do it if I cable tie the old connector at the tank end to the new connector for the outboard and and then pull the old line out from the outboard end. This would save me having to lift the floor, but not sure if the cavity is clear enough to allow the connectors and the primer bulb through. Boat is a 4.35 Sea Jay Territory with a 40 yammie 2 stroke. Any advice welcome. Cheers, Steve.
      16. Quintrex Explorer 320 For 1st Boat

        Hello all. I've looking at boats and kayaks (when I get enough cash for a deposit) lately to progress my fishing and get to spots where shorebased fishos can't as well as covering more water. And I like the look of the quintrex explorer 320 matched with a 4stroke 5hp outboard (Suzuki on a particular online package) and a trailer all in one package. And was wondering has any had experience with these rather small tinnies (if I got one it would only be me, fishing gear, small esky on board) and if they may be suited for a beggineer boatie fishing the saltwater creeks and rivers in SEQ. Thanks any feedback would be appreciated
      17. Outboard Mech

        hey guys anyone know of a good mobile outboard mech on the southside,i have used john eddie but cant find his number,thanks brad
      18. Suzuki Outboard issue

        G'day guys I've got a problem with my Suzuki outboard (2012 DT40W) that I was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction on. I replaced most of the normal service items, gear oil, spark plugs, fuel filter, impeller etc about 1-2 months ago Since then I've taken it out a few times, and everything seemed to be running fine. That was until I was on my way back in from Mooloolaba and I ran one of the fuel tanks dry. I hooked up the other tank, and fired her up but started having issues at idle/low rpm when in gear (R or F doesn't seem to make a difference). Any sort of get-up-and-go throttle and it seems to thump along normally. Not sure how to describe it, but the motor periodically feels like it loses power, and then gives a squeal before running normally again. Sometimes it'll happen in rapid succession, others not so. I've put up a little vid showing it Since the first appearance of this issue I took it out with a fresh batch of fuel to see if it was related. Whilst I don't recall any issues when heading out from the ramp, it did start happening again after cruising around for a bit. Also concerned it may sound a little rougher at idle/low rpm - but not sure if that's just paranoia Motor seems to run fine when back at home flushing the passages out. Video: http://vid289.photobucket.com/albums/ll203/Gogatee/Produce_zpst5uvndro.mp4 Any ideas? PS: I don't normally have that red safety cord hanging over the transom
      19. Type of fuel for Johnson A J25RACCA?

        Gday to you all. I have a 1988 model Johnson outboard motor that I purchased recently off an old guy that told me it was a FOUR STROKE MOTOR. The model number he gave me is A J25 RACCA. I looked it up & it would seem that is correct. Australian, 25 hp, Rope start, 1988 model. Obviously I don't know a great deal about outboard motors, but have a fair understanding about engines in general. So basically I don't know weather to mix four stroke oil into the fuel, or 2 stroke oil into the fuel. It DOESN'T have an oil sump. I haven't heard of mixing four stroke oil into fuel before but have mixed plenty in the past for my mower etc. Either way, all I need to know is if this is actually a 2 STROKE MOTOR, or IS IT A FOUR STROKE MOTOR?? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance for anyone who can definitely tell me. Cheers.
      20. Hi all. Just wondering if anyone uses or has thought of using that salt-away product http://www.salt-away.com.au i remember seeing it some time ago at the boat show. Cheers guys
      21. boat wanted

        small car topper alluminion boat wanted 4m max 75 kg max don't care if comes with outboard if anything an electric will do 1000 max
      22. Howdy all We're new to owning a boat and our first crack at boat ownership has resulted in buying a dud engine. We knew the risks going into purchase and half expected something like that to happen. For the cost, we have decided against a rebuild for a 79 model that we know little about its history. We are replacing a 55hp Johnson on a fibreglass hull rated to 60hp with front control and power tilt/trim. We have very simple boating ambitions basically just popping out into Port Phillip Bay and knocking some flatties on the head. Given the hull planed very easily at less than full throttle with the Johnson running on basically 1 cyclinder we will consider anything from 40-60hp. We have a budget of $4k, plus installation. These are our options as we see it: - Common brand used outboard from private seller for $3-4k - unknown history, no warranty, possibly higher power - Common brand used outboard from dealer for $4-6k - possible history, 3 month warranty, likely lower end power - Chinese brand Maxus 2 stroke 40hp, $4k - 3 year warranty, new, low end of power range />http://www.maxusoutboards.com.au/outboard-motor-40-hp-2-stroke-long-shaft-forward-control-electric-start-power-tilt-trim.html So our questions: - How much should an install be? - Is buying from a private seller worth the risk? - For our unambitious boating plans is the extra hp worth it? - Has anyone got feedback on the Maxus? Thanks
      23. 15-20hp outboard

        This is a bit of a longshot, but does anyone happen to have a spare outboard I could borrow over the christmas break for a few days? :whistle: I am happy to pay for the loan. Anyway, just thought I would ask. Cheers.
      24. A bit of advice on a purchase

        Hi Guys, the mrs has surprised me with $12 k to spend on a new boat for my birthday :woohoo: I want something that will carry the five of us and camping gear, be a good fishing platform to go outside and something I can do an overnighter on. Slim pickings for that budget and I'm obviously wary of buying something that is going to explode or catch fire first time out. I've had a good look around and seen a few, with this old rig pretty much being the frontrunner atm Boat Any opinions or if anyone is in the know of another boat I'd appreciate it. Seriously considering buying this tub tomoz Cheers.
      25. LPG Outboards.

        http://www.westmarine.com/buy/lehr--5hp-propane-powered-outboard-engine-long-shaft--13499017 They sound ok. Cheers Ray