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  1. I'm feeling a little sheepish, but hey its only early days. The Knights'll bounce back
  2. As an aside and by way of demonstration of the nature of our pursuits and not derailing Tugger report. On the weekend Luv-it and I and our other boatmates were up at 1770 there were 2 incidents in the 1 day with the same boat. No names no pack drills but the vessel ran aground on the finger spit on the port side of the fitzroy entry markers. (most of us know the chart markers are not accurate and he may have been following those) The vessel became lodged and despite several attempts to rope him off he would not budge. As the tide floated him off he entered the lagoon. He anchored up and presumably further assessed damage. Our boat mates were anchored nearby. We were up behind Sykes. It is assumed he then commenced preparing dinner. All of a sudden there was a bright orange flash, a delayed boom and the occupant was then seen throwing a flaming BBQ into the lagoon. On Monday he was at the ramp when our boat mates turned up. He was OK as was his vessel despite a bit of reef rash. So it just goes to show no matter how prepared or skilled you may be the sea takes what it wants when it wants it - by accident or design, and catastrophe is the sum of small errors enacted enroute. I am by no means implying any errors on Tugger' vessel or battery incident just highlighting why I take the step I do and by the looks of it Luv-it does too. Cheers
  3. I guess that's why Yamahas have 2 charging circuits. In case the primary fails you can use the auxiliary if you have it installed and running. You would have to swap out the batteries - but that's easy enough to do. Solid redundancy in-place of reliance upon 1 a VSR to charge (not applicable in your case) and 2 a battery combination switch - which may also fail - but not in your case in this instance. Glad you made it home OK without issue. The sea test's us every trip and its only through these types of discussions others can become away of circumstances and potential remedies. Thanks for sharing your experience. My o/nite power down procedure is similar to Luv-its and I can also power down my nmea network individually additionally by item as they are all switched. I turn off the 2nd lowrance unit totally too. I start a new trail and set the alarm for anchor monitoring that way I know exactly which way I have gone if and when the anchor breaks free. Safety at sea is a major issue and if other readers learn of procedures or methodologies others use via discussion that they may have never come across and look into and adopt them then the forum has served it purpose fully. Better practices be it seamanship, navigation, weather reading, towing, fishing ability etc. Tugger if you don't mind could you pls share the mechanics findings on the cause of the charging failure when you become aware and have time. Cheers
  4. NIce catch and report there Tugger. Thanks you for sharing. The reds throats are eating well this time of year. Sweet solid flesh. Is there cabins at the caravan park or do you just up a tent etc. I too am paranoid about running out of power all that way out so I installed an auxiliary charging cable on my Yammy and charge both batteries independently whilst under way (whenever the motor is running) they're both charging a full rate - no master slave relationship like a VSR. I have no VSR (they clap out too often for my liking) and 2 battery switches to isolate or turn off each bank 1 for Crank and 1 for 140ah House supply. They are not linked and I cannot select both (on purpose) - but I carry 2 jump type cables with clamps 1 end / Anderson plug the other. If I need to hook up to a battery I just plug the plugs together and clamp off the good batt to the lower one and I can slave a charge into it bypass style. I haven't had to do it yet but set the system up and carry the items in case needed. So far so good. Happy to provide more details and pics if required at all. Enjoy your dinners. Cheers
  5. Thanks for the update. We had similar challenges with current and suits. Fishing in gear to hold the spot etc. I've changed all my gear upgraded rods and reels and using new sinker designs to combat the elements of weight and current drag to get fish into the boat as fast as I can given the fight and predators. But it looks like we all had a fantastic couple of weekends up at 1770 doing what we love doing. Currently planing April and May trips if I can get away and the weather calms down. Cheers
  6. Hell yeah. We find we improve our knowledge every trip for sure. What is your electronics pkg presently onboard out of interest?
  7. G'day Jon Great write up and take home there fellas. How did you find the current up further north than us and what about the suits. Did they give you much trouble. I believe the run from Turkey requires a 6k run north before you turn east. I have considered launching from there but was unsure about the facilities. I'll PM you for some details if thats OK? Well done, enjoy the feeds.
  8. G'day Drop Bear Yes I saw those 2 beauties in your avatar. Hopefully next trip I can square a few away. Having a T bone for dinner tonight for a change. Cheers Anglen
  9. "The Purple Lure"...? Dino - Nice haul and good to see a few coming aboard in the conditions. I often have found fishing best in same / similar conditions. Cheers
  10. A great image and thought provoking. The average filter feeder can process upwards of 5 litres a day as an individual in its ecosystem. When you multiply that by the thousands that are there you can see how a bay with a very healthy population of shellfish can clean itself up remarkably quickly - if they are left alone, not predated or interfered with etc. Cheers to BCF for the initiative - (did I just praise BCF? where's the stick....)
  11. Excellent wrap up there Luv-it. Some ripper fish too. Cheers
  12. J-braid (daiwa) and Neo flouro (momoi) works well for me. I've been testing tackle for years in all aspects of the sport and this combo is my go to nowadays offshore. Last Tues I did battle with a 200kg Tiger on J braid and Neo using a Gary Howard Sabre Offshore 15kg with a Tanacom Bull 1000. Electric from 65m to 40m. Manual battle for 20 mins 40m to surface. Cut the hook with him boatside. Re tied a new hook and landed a huge coral trout. If you have the wallet try tasline and Neo. Never skimp on string I've learnt - from bitter experience. Tight lines.
  13. and the Donkos for spoon. ...........I've just started packing and looking for a new WA....they understand polarizers. In all seriousness. Lets hope the season's a cracker and these young fellas can get a hold of their sh!t and play ball not ball bag. Go Newcastle.
  14. OK I'll bite. Newcastle Knig Kn Kni KNIG Newc NewKn The Knig Newcastle Knights That's my eight as I struggle with things! And NSW in Origin Yee Haaa
  15. I always take that electrolyte drink stuff. The fish jump in the boat chasing sweet salt water. I' don't mind it either. Fish jumpin in that is. Good luck out there hope you get a bag. Cheers