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by skronkman
Mon May 22, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Western Port Bay Fishing Reports
Topic: Interesting trip to WP
Replies: 21
Views: 448

Re: Interesting trip to WP

That cod you caught. Did it have an eel like tail? It looks kinda like a ling to me given its colour and size. If so, it's certainly not undesirable on the plate as ling is one of the best eating fish in the bay. Upon further investigation it seems that southern rock cod can get to 50cm! I've caught...
by skronkman
Mon May 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Motor service
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Motor service

I don't know what outboard mechs charge but doing it yourself is incredibly easy if you can spin a spanner. Should be able to knock it over in under an hour with a bit of practice and cost you about $50-$100 in parts if you shop around. The requirements for servicing will be listed In Your owners ma...
by skronkman
Sat May 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: What is this?

What rb85 said. Pretty common to see that. It's easier to identify when all the negs are black and all the pos are red though! Nothing wrong with doing it that way, often there is a pos bus on the switches and a negative post just like yours when there isn't too much to wire up. Stick your multimete...
by skronkman
Sat May 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Quick session out from Sorrento
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Quick session out from Sorrento

Interestingly the mackerel seemed to be at the bottom of the school. We didn't catch any on the hard bodies or slugs that seemed to pick up a few salmon from the top. Getting to the bottom and bouncing off the sand a few times was were we found them. Would be a great fun target on a microjig setup I...
by skronkman
Sat May 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Quick session out from Sorrento
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Quick session out from Sorrento

The slimies were about 10% of the catch in the school and seemed to prefer the larger jigs than the salmon (or the salmon were less interested in them). Smallest was about 35cm largest was probably about 42cm and they were fat, producing nice thick fillets.
by skronkman
Fri May 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Storing boat during winter
Replies: 31
Views: 517

Re: Storing boat during winter

Those that are getting better results from using higher octane fuels comes as a surprise to me. There is technically not supposed to be any performance advantage to running it in a an engine that can't take advantage of it. I know my old xr6 falcon could get an extra 50 odd km out of a tank when I u...
by skronkman
Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Other Fishing Equipment
Topic: Where to buy gaffs from?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Where to buy gaffs from?

X 2 for Tony's tackle. He will probably be at the boat show show again this year if you can wait that long! Hookem also make good gear.
by skronkman
Thu May 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Rosebud to Sorrento/Portsea
Topic: Quick session out from Sorrento
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Quick session out from Sorrento

Most impressive presentation skronkman. Out of interest is your name inspired by the skronk jazz stylings of tom waits? Close. Not Tom Waits, but by the protopunk/jazz style in general yeah. “Skronk", Basically referring to any music with guitars (or these days sax, synth or any technology tha...
by skronkman
Thu May 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Storing boat during winter
Replies: 31
Views: 517

Re: Storing boat during winter

Also, if your outboard is a carby model you want to make sure you run the carby dry and even consider fogging the engine if it's not going to be used for 6 months. This helps stop the carbies gumming up when the fuel in the bowl evaporates and requires a carby rebuild /clean. Running the engine once...
by skronkman
Thu May 11, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Storing boat during winter
Replies: 31
Views: 517

Re: Storing boat during winter

I've always filled my boat with 91. Have been told that outboards are tuned for the lower octane rating. I don't use premium for the higher octane specifically just for the lack of ethanol and other additive goodies that help it store better for long periods. I usually run standard petrol when in g...

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