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10-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By ranmar850

Good luck with getting full networking...

Good luck with getting full networking functionality between the Merc and Raymarine Axiom. While I love my Raymarine network, we have always had some problems. 9RVX, 7 RV, AP, etc. Merc 150 4s. While...
10-13-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,427
Posted By ranmar850

A Hemi at 3500rpm is glorious, even with a stock...

A Hemi at 3500rpm is glorious, even with a stock exhaust. Screaming?? you have no soul...;)
10-12-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,077
Posted By ranmar850

Well.... 2 cellphones, both lost while...

Well....
2 cellphones, both lost while transferring between boats
Brand new Tyrnos 20 with Shimano T-curve deep jig 400
son lost my TSS4 Shimano spin outfit playing around in the breakers in a...
10-12-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,837
Posted By ranmar850

You obviously didn't get the memo, did you. ;)

You obviously didn't get the memo, did you. ;)
10-11-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,999
Posted By ranmar850

...but wait, there's more--full DPF and ERG...

...but wait, there's more--full DPF and ERG warranty for life of vehicle.
10-04-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By ranmar850

Ningaloo 2020

Just finished the video of our annual winter trip up to Ningaloo Station, on the North-West coast of Western Australia. We camp remote, self-sufficient, on a beautiful beach. This year had a real...
10-02-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,502
Posted By ranmar850

What David Wade said about the blocks, also, ...

What David Wade said about the blocks, also, Mercury stopped production of the 175hp version on the V6 due to such heavy demand for the 200hp and up models. Made an official announcement to that...
09-25-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,566
Posted By ranmar850

That John Collins is nothing new. I gave up using...

That John Collins is nothing new. I gave up using them for braid-mono connections almost ten years ago. They are really just a variation on the Albright, IIRC, we called it the tangle knot. Sure,...
09-25-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,693
Posted By ranmar850

In my experience, they all sink at the same rate....

In my experience, they all sink at the same rate. And the likelyhood of them going over the side is directly proportional to the cost of replacement.
09-24-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,380
Posted By ranmar850

MPG? We haven't had that since the sixties...

MPG? We haven't had that since the sixties :grin: But seriously, everyone has their preferred method, obviously. If you work in GPH, you need to know how many miles you can cover in an hour. It is...
09-23-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By ranmar850

I've done a lot of this in northern Australian...

I've done a lot of this in northern Australian waters. Specifically targetting dersals which would be the equivilant of your grouper and similar. My go-to was a Rapala X-Rap 30, and, as you know,...
09-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,597
Posted By ranmar850

The greyband cod have very large variability in...

The greyband cod have very large variability in colouring and propensity to gain or lose the bars alive or dead, hence the widespread confusion until the WA Museum did a classification on them just...
09-23-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,597
Posted By ranmar850

Oilfish--aren't they the ones they feed to the...

Oilfish--aren't they the ones they feed to the elderly in aged care homes in Japan, to keep them regular? :o hence the comments above--they are also a deepdrop/ swordfishing bycatch in southern...
09-23-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,597
Posted By ranmar850

here are some from the northwest of...

here are some from the northwest of Australia--do you get them in the tropics over there?

This, we call a flame snapper, or flametail--rather like your queen snapper?
...
09-23-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,581
Posted By ranmar850

Swamp marlin, hillbilly bonefish, mud...

Swamp marlin, hillbilly bonefish, mud mackerel....some of the names for them in Australia. Catch and kill only over here, a massive pest which has wreaked havoc on our native species, particularly in...
09-21-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,753
Posted By ranmar850

These are the standard issue for cyclone-prone...

These are the standard issue for cyclone-prone areas in the North-west of Australia. As long as you are inside a harbour, and not prone to heavy wave action, they are very sturdy. Heavy steel piles...
09-20-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,753
Posted By ranmar850

My thoughts exactly. "Pilings" ? Give one of...

My thoughts exactly. "Pilings" ? Give one of those a bump towards the top end with a boat that size if you get snarled up when docking you can snap them off, let alone with storm wind and waves...
09-19-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By ranmar850

Rather than be pedantic about the actual...

Rather than be pedantic about the actual percentage of the towed weight being on the towball, it is more about the actual weight distribution on the object being towed. This video has been posted...
09-19-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By ranmar850

Two pull out in the dash, two fixed in the centre...

Two pull out in the dash, two fixed in the centre console.





I feel inadequate . ( Isuzu D-max Sx spacecab ;), I don't know if you have these in the states) )
09-19-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By ranmar850

As an Australian with a lot of experience in...

As an Australian with a lot of experience in owning and maintaining aluminium hulls up to 50 ft, your main cosmetic problem is always paint bubbling around damage/entries through the aluminium skin....
09-18-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,914
Posted By ranmar850

Yes, I had a friend who "self insured" his home....

Yes, I had a friend who "self insured" his home. he did it because that's what his father had told him to do. I pointed out the cost of demoliton and clearing of his elevated block alone after a fire...
09-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,914
Posted By ranmar850

I love it when people who are not insured elevate...

I love it when people who are not insured elevate themselves by stating they are "self-insured", like it's some higher plane of existence ;)
09-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By ranmar850

And it's not even April 1????

And it's not even April 1????
09-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,782
Posted By ranmar850

And what followed 2006? Just a few years down the...

And what followed 2006? Just a few years down the track? Whole lotta really cheap boats got sold to Australia, among other places. ( exchange rate helped then, of course)
09-11-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By ranmar850

What is the actual HP of these? The old Pro XS in...

What is the actual HP of these? The old Pro XS in th Optimax was good for about 10% over the "cowling rating" ---I've seen some numbers on one of these on an Aussie built Cruisecraft, very good...
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