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Found 267 results

  1. 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
  2. Bassnutter78

    northern nsw Toonumbar Dam

    Hi all I am planning a trip to toonumbar dam to chase some bass. I have never fished the place. I am wondering how itis fishing a swell as can I use my petrol outboard on the the dam or is it electric only? I also see u can camp near the dam. Can anyone tell me what the campsites are like? Regards Chris
  3. 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
  4. Soleit

    Runabout Max Hp

    We just got a 3.9m runabout made by Contender Craft and the manufacturer label is half worn off and contender craft doesn’t seem to exist anymore so I’m hoping someone on here would happen to have one of their runabouts with a label they can read or know the max hp for these and how many people it can carry.
  5. Southwest Marine

    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
  6. nicephotog

    Do You "severely" Know Of This?

    It comes to being that while many boat owners have special licenses, neither spear-fishers from shore nor low powered ocean going light dingy require a license hence no training either ! I am a bow fisher apart fly fisher, and i share my legal saltwater region with all spear-fishers, however, most spear fishers use a hand spear or spear-gun but the essence , they are "DIVERS". One of the things i saw from the rocks i was waiting on was a person move in swimming and he pointed to a flag on a buoy that was obviously not as large and distracting as the type of flag in the following about spear fishing safety. DID YOU KNOW (and how many didn't) , there is a type of "international standard" safety flag for spear fishing pairs called a type-A or Alpha flag ! Transport safety PDF document for spear fishers http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/documents/mmc-dive-safe-strategy-2014.pdf URL: section: "Safe spearfishing" ..."Avoid propeller strike. To alert other vessels in the vicinity that there are divers on the surface ensure your safety vessel clearly displays the international diver-down flag "A" and that all divers in the water are towing a highly visible float with a safety flag attached."... https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/fishing-skills/fishing-safely
  7. Garfield28

    Tilt And Trim Issue

    G'day all, I'm new to the forum so firstly hello. I have a Mercury Saltwater series 125 out board and it has just stated out of nowhere giving me problems with the tilt and trim. Started yesterday at first I got to the boat ramp and when I tried to tilt my motor up from the forward controls there was nothing. I went to the back of the boat and tried to do it from the actual motor but same thing. Anyhow left it down and got the boat on the trailer and went home. At home it come good and started to go up with no dramas, but now it will go up all the time but will only every now and then go down. A few times I'd have to go up to get it to go down, but mainly it just will only go down intermediately. The batteries are good, when I press the button either on the forward controls or on the outboard itself, there's no clicking, no drowsey flat sound, its just completely dead not making any noise and just not responding. I think mine is a 91 year of manufacture, and just hopeful there is a few things any of you can guide me on checking to rectify the problem. Thanks Geoff
  8. Danny91

    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.
  9. beacs

    Tilt/trim Issue

    Hi all, Am seeking some guidance re issue with tilt / trim on 1997 130HP Johnson outboard. Bought motor second hand approx 6 months ago. Trim up always had a slight delay / sticking but after trimming motor down, then would work - down always worked fine. Went to trim the motor up today to move the boat (after about 6 weeks of non-operation) and the up trim would not work at all. Removed couplings near/behind switch on external side of motor and found power (with tester) to red wire, but no power to blue or green. Moved further up wires to box which houses relays. Same issue - power present to red wire, but nothing to blue & green. Tested with tester whilst the relays re attached to wiring - same issue. Found power on red wiring, nothing in blue or green. Spoke to someone over the phone who suggested it may be the relays, but am concerned this may not be the issue if no power present at wiring. Could use some advice guidance from forum regulars please!! Thanks.
  10. Angry51

    Damaged Prop.

    Hi all, Damaged the prop on my 15HP Mercury, hit something submerged on the dam, suspect it was a piece of timber/log in 40 feet water. Got pieces missing on the edges of 2 blades, pics probably don't show it up as well as looking at it.. How much damage can a prop take before it's out of balance. Should I buy new prop or can I use this one safely. Cheers Gary Damaged prop prop Prop 1 Prop 2
  11. christophagus

    Outboard Servicing - Mobile Vs Workshops

    Just after some recommendations for a solid marine mechanic. I’ve heard that mobile blokes tend to be a hell of a lot cheaper compared to the bigger shops, but im just cautious as to how thorough a mobile person would be. Engine is a 2002 merc 75hp 2 stroke
  12. Wombatroo

    Fuel Leak?

    Hi I have a Savage Ranger 4.5 with a 60 Yamaha on the back. I can smell fuel and it seems to be leaking down the side of the boat from maybe an air flow hole? I'm new to this not sure if it's something I should worry about doesn't do it all the time and not necessarily on a hot day. Tania
  13. demarc

    4 Day Weather Forecast 0607-1007

    Heya, Next round of gifs. 4 days out this time. Allowed me to generate higher res. Also have the gif loop working... Due to myself nor AFO paying for the bandwidth of the images(hi imgur), I decide to post more regions. If you'd like me to include any other regions sing out. If you find these annoying, also sing out and it'll stop. Maps are South to North. Where there are arrows, it means the map has current direction, and the arrow angle indicates the direction. Australia Jumpinpin Point Lookout Cape Moreton Caloundra Rainbow Breaksea Bunker Group Wind Arrows
  14. Hey, Been playing with some weather forecasting software on my lappy(since it's been so bloody windy!). Plus it's always been an interest to understand how Seabreeze and other folk actually do it. I don't have access to local swell and wave data as our government charges 2k a year for this data. Weird as other governments provide this information for free. Along with free Vector based charts... Thanks AUS!!!! If you think this is handy, I can also put up the 10 day forecasts for Agnes and any other areas requested. Around the GBR I can get wave height, but not current direction due to lack of data. Here are some 10 day out forecasts. Point Lookout/Southern Bay Cape Moreton/Northern Bay Caloundra Wide
  15. Cmaltby

    Tohatsu Warranty

    I bought a new tohatsu 30 last year and just warning everyone the warranty claims process with them is a joke. The rectifier on my outboard failed not a big issue or problem anyhow my boat has now been sitting at the shop for 3 weeks now waiting for tohatsu to approve the warranty claim. The shop can do the work just waiting on it to be approved then there's still the wait for parts to be sent out.. poor effort by tohatsu head office
  16. Joe Devereux

    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.
  17. Ben_849

    Dodgy Mechanic Warning

    Hey guys and gals thought I would share with you a lesson I've just learnt i recently had my boat 'worked on' by a guy who looked like he has reasonable reviews in the tweed region simple task, disconnect my pre mix oil for my 2 stroke and allow me to pre mix well after nearly choking my neighbours to death and really poor engine performance I took my boat back to John Crawford marine to get it looked at properly Oil system wasn't actually disconnected, only the bar that dictates the oil mix value (25:1/50:1) was removed not only was I pre mixing but the engine was still feeding in an unknown amount of oil. my laziness of not taking the bot back to the regular maintainer cost me a reasonable Sum of $$$$ (not looking forward to the minister of finance finding out how much I spent) the guys name is Paul and his number ends in 285 Never cheap out on you maintenance as boats are just not forgiving cheers ben
  18. JamesMac

    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!
  19. Anyone know where I can find one? Recently purchased boat with this on the back. Would like to do some basic maintenance myself. Thanks
  20. MarkMitch

    Do I Have A Problem?

    Well i finally got that chance to take my boat out 2day for a test after the paint job and motor fitment was finished/ pics of the paint job is on my other post.. But any ways the reason for this post is im a bit concern, when i got home and flushed the engine down with water i noticed there was water flowing from a whole in the rear (in 2nd photo) and running down into the whole were some shaft runs into. i dont know feck all about this if its normal or what another thing when i looked at it engine a hour later i noticed there was some oil on the prop thats in the 1st photo. it sorta smells like 2 stroke oil. is that normal? the outboard is a tohatsu 30hp 2stroke.. cheers
  21. riz

    Oil Puddle

    Hey everyone, currently up at Noosa with the million other people with boats. Was just about to hook the boat on when I noticed a small thick oil puddle directly under the skeg of the motor.it looks as if it has come out of the two little holes and maybe out of the oil point where you put the gear box oil .The puddle is very thick but small but also looks like it has small water bubbles in it. Have used the boat maybe three times since getting it serviced late august. I do need to flush it out now though from lastnight . Any input greatly appreciated !!
  22. Drop Bear

    Oooppps . I Need To Rewire My Cables

    Hi, I am doing up my, new to me, old tinny. I have been building casting decks all day. I thought I would be able to build the casting decks around the center console and not have to disconnect any of the control cables. I now realise I will have to disconnect them and then poke them through a hole under the decks and reconnect them.. Has anyone done this before? Do they unplug anywhere or should I try and get an auto elec or... um... I suspect this has been covered before so if any clever people can post a link that would be tops too! Please help Sorry for the wobbly photos but the lighting was a bit dodgy in the garage.
  23. Big Mac

    2 Stroke Fuel Mixture

    Hello all, of late my 20hp merc 2 stroke has been a tiny bit more gluggy then usual. Wondering if it's the fuel mixture and if so how to check it?!?! Thanks
  24. Big Mac

    Trim Tab Problems....

    G'day, just wondering what the go is with the trim tab (I don't really know the name) thingy that sits right behind the prop and acts like a rudder almost.... I have a 1998 mercury 20hp and that trim thing has just fallen apart! Can I still operate the motor while a replacement is getting shipped out?
  25. Cmaltby

    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.