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by frozenpod
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Like your steak rare, not your engines
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Like your steak rare, not your engines

Thanks for the feedback lads. So it needs a new stator and power pack. Those parts run pretty exxy in Aus but done a bit of research and can get them about half the price delivered from the US. In an ideal world I would just replace the engine, but I don't really have the coin. So I'm thinking i mi...
by frozenpod
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Like your steak rare, not your engines
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Like your steak rare, not your engines

Given the motor would have been $3500ish brand new spending half the new value of the engine repairing it doesn't seem like good value.

What parts need to be replaced that effect the tune?
by frozenpod
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Experience with Importing Boats
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Experience with Importing Boats

The 680 patriot is a US hull made in Australia, from when haines hunter was owned by OMC. Some of the haines models are great others not so great. What was the facebook page for the nightmare 680 patriot called? For your reference I have seen the floor removed on a Boston Whaler. Boat was 7 years ol...
by frozenpod
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Experience with Importing Boats
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Experience with Importing Boats

When i was looking for a boat years back it was going to cost me around the 30k mark to bring a 7m boat over. That included everything. They also went over there to inspect the boat. The only thing is you wont be covered by warranty with the motors if they are still in the warranty period. Apart fr...
by frozenpod
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Experience with Importing Boats
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Experience with Importing Boats

Even if the boat was free I cant see it being worth it for a boat that size compared with buying local.

The freight, customs duties, fumigation ect.
by frozenpod
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: New Bimini and clears
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: New Bimini and clears

Keep in mind most hardtops still use clears. If you want water tight then you need an enclosed wheel house.

Or you could just enjoy the occasional spray.
by frozenpod
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Hooks, Line & Sinkers
Topic: DAIWA MORETHAN 12 BRAID
Replies: 37
Views: 543

Re: DAIWA MORETHAN 12 BRAID

Pretty sure there was several other brands with 12ply braid on the market before Daiwa and they are much cheaper.

I tried some Tasline 12 ply and whilst it was super nice in the hand to touch it was a little too limp and prone to wind knots ect.

I prefer something a touch stiffer.
by frozenpod
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dura hubs
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Dura hubs

If perfectly sealed you can use gear oil But as the seal is often not perfect it is suggested to use grease or a combination of both oil and grease. Dura hubs have a sight window to check for water/moisture in the hub and a seal that helps balance pressure. Seems like a good idea on paper but in rea...
by frozenpod
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: Port welshpool round 2
Replies: 30
Views: 929

Re: Port welshpool round 2

purple5ive wrote:Seriously though who cares who's boat it is as long as it's getting used. That's the main thing.
Rather in the water than in a shed i say


Exactly.

Try and wear it out before it rusts out.
by frozenpod
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 77
Views: 961

Re: Trailer Modifications

i was going to suggest why dont you guys just go to the bow and hook the winch on like that, and then i realised you guys have cabins hahaha. something like the above mentioned contraption is quite handy for those kind of situations. You can still do that with a cabin. It is more a case of how long...

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