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by skronkman
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redfin/Eels
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Redfin/Eels

Lysterfield lake has big eels, you're not supposed to fish there but they're only rules. I've seen plenty in a meter of water while kayaking. The old quarry in ferntree gully has reddies that will take a softy or spinner too. Again, I don't think you're supposed to even access this body of water but...
by skronkman
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 39
Views: 976

Re: Dual batteries

Hey Skronkman, I've followed yours and Frozenpod's advice and bought another battery (surprise-surprise, it was double the cost of a car battery). I re-read your advice on the VSR selector/isolator switch..... In simple terms, does this mean the VSR will automatically swap batteries when one runs l...
by skronkman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 39
Views: 976

Re: Dual batteries

Go for dual batteries, it's a safety feature as much as a convenience. As frozenpod said, always have your motor running when you use your winch and it basically runs of the alternator and doesn't drain your battery. I up the idle revs to about 1500 when I'm upping the anchor and this keeps the batt...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smoke Flares - is it legal to carry when LB fishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Smoke Flares - is it legal to carry when LB fishing?

I can't see any reason why you could carry them home from BCF but not have them in your possession while fishing. They may possibly have to be in date like boats though? If I were you and I were concerned for my safety I would simply carry them and use them if I thought they would help me in the eve...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: snapper outfits
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: snapper outfits

Hey gummysmasher, the guys are right in asking for more info about where and how you want to fish. The variance can be huge between the boat/landbased, westernport/PPB. However if you go over some of the older threads on this forum you will find a heap of info for all styles. Another option might be...
by skronkman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Suggestion for Tinnie Modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Suggestion for Tinnie Modifications

Hi mate. Congrats on your new boat. I too had a 10 footer once and I'm worried that you really won't have the stability for a casting platform. Even standing up in mine was treacherous. My recommendation for something that size is too keep it simple and minimal. Maybe some vertical rod holders to ke...
by skronkman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: removable side mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: removable side mirrors

Yep they have laws for this, you must be able to see right down the sides of your boat so your mirrors must be out past the width of the boat to do so. I know one person that got a fine for this on his caravan. I believe it's also a law that you mustn't have them on when you are not towing. I gave u...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Squid Fishing
Topic: BRAID RECOMMENDATIONS
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: BRAID RECOMMENDATIONS

I've used the ocea on a squid outfit. It's top notch if you want to spend that kind of money. Very fine,supple and strong. Also doesn't seem to get as many wind knots as some of the other very fine braid I've used (like egifire). I usually use J braid for its price/quality but ocea is a big step up.
by skronkman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Gippsland Fishing Reports
Topic: LE Report
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: LE Report

Another gurnard appreciator. They are so under rated as table fare. One of the nicest eating fish I've caught. I know they have nasty spikes but I've not been stung (yet). Nice catch.
by skronkman
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 39
Views: 976

Re: Dual batteries

Is it a isolator switch that had a round knob that switches between battery 1 or 2 or both? Or a simple swith with a red key that can be removed? Either way set up is almost the same. From memory i think the 2 negative need to go together and the 2 positives go to the different povit terminals swit...

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