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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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. 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
  8. 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. Hi, Have been kayak fishing for a few years and am looking to buy a boat that I can take out around SEQ open waters. I plan to gain some experience around the bay and head to some of the islands such as Peel island, Stradbroke, etc. My budget will be around $15-20K. After getting experience in the bay areas I'd ideally like to have a boat (and myself) capable enough to go out into the deeper waters. I'm not talking out on the horizon deep - My novice idea of offshore is probably much closer than yours. I want to catch big fish to put it simply! Safety is paramount. I'm not rushing, I'll be looking to hopefully buy later in the year, but in the meantime I want to do plenty of research to make sure I'm pretty prepared and my budget is feasible. From what I can see my budget can get a variety of boats - I'm interested in something between 5-6.5 meters with a fairly new motor. I can see there are older boats with newer engines. I was hoping I could get some guidance to point me in the right direction - I don't at this stage need to know every little detail, but I'm hoping to get guidance on the important things to consider when in my position. I thought I'd start with a few questions that come to mind - I'm sure there's points I'm missing. How far out is 'offshore'? I just want to go where big fish are. I consider adult spanish mackeral, coral trout, snapper as big fish. 60+ cm. I'd ideally have room for 6 people, but at least 4. Is 5-6.5 meters big enough? No kids for a few years. What auxiliary equipment is a must. eg sounder, gps, epirb Is the mentioned boat size OK to tow and launch or a pain in the rear? Any special considerations with trailers? Is a 1985 hull too old for this type of fishing? What is the minimum engine size for this type of fishing? How old would an engine be to cause concern? How much $ do you put into maintenance annually to ensure the boat is safe? (very broad question, trying to gauge whether it's like a few hundred or 2 thousand) How much does a day out on the water usually cost you? Centre console or cruiser? Have limited experience in boating. How would you gain experience when you don't know anyone with a boat to learn from? Would be cool to be able tow a inflatable donut - obviously not offshore but in a safe environment. Is a cruiser generally too slow? How do you tell the weather is going to get dangerous? What swell / wind should get you concerned? Look forward to hearing some guidance!
  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. 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
  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. 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 !!
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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