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by Hydroman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Some Boat Launch & Retrieve Training
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Some Boat Launch & Retrieve Training

I am not sure if Charlie is still doing it but he used to take people out on their own boats. No idea what it is like. https://www.savageseasadventures.com.au/ If I was you, sit yourself down on the table and chair next to ramp 2 at Patto. I will learn everything you need to learn in a few hours by ...
by Hydroman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Any advice on Boat Insurance?
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Any advice on Boat Insurance?

RACV provide Roadside Assist for the trailer ONLY if in an accident. I discovered "that"fine print the hard way. Also found out on the same day my car roadside assist only covered me for the car. That was an interesting discovery on a trip back from Eden and something I wish I had of been...
by Hydroman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Any advice on Boat Insurance?
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Any advice on Boat Insurance?

RACV provide Roadside Assist for the trailer ONLY if in an accident. I discovered "that"fine print the hard way. Also found out on the same day my car roadside assist only covered me for the car. That was an interesting discovery on a trip back from Eden and something I wish I had of been ...
by Hydroman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Small Tool Kit for Boat
Replies: 35
Views: 539

Re: Small Tool Kit for Boat

Are any of these a good start??? Everyone will have their own opinions but for me...the 2nd one is more than enough. On a trailer boat, it is very unlikely you need anything more heavy duty than this. Ie....you wont be pulling the engine down in PPB. I carry probably somewhere between pic 1 and pic...
by Hydroman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Small Tool Kit for Boat
Replies: 35
Views: 539

Re: Small Tool Kit for Boat

Are any of these a good start??? Everyone will have their own opinions but for me...the 2nd one is more than enough. On a trailer boat, it is very unlikely you need anything more heavy duty than this. Ie....you wont be pulling the engine down in PPB. I carry probably somewhere between pic 1 and pic...
by Hydroman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Small Tool Kit for Boat
Replies: 35
Views: 539

Re: Small Tool Kit for Boat

Although I do remember one time a drunken chick damaging a cavity slider on a house boat I was on. Had to take the entire thing apart which involved unscrewing screws that had been stopped up and painted. It’s amazing how effective a plaster made from eggwhite mixed with protein powder can be at pa...
by Hydroman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Small Tool Kit for Boat
Replies: 35
Views: 539

Re: Small Tool Kit for Boat

I carry a screw driver set, a few shifters, spare electrical wire, spare fuses, a spanner set, electrical tester I carry exactly the same as smile. I work on the theory if I need more than this then I have a serious problem that cannot be fixed on the water. I always thought the spare wire is handy...
by Hydroman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging

Do you mean house battery to run all your electronics from and extras like a fridge? Yes. Typical day, sounder, VHF (listen do not transmit), FM radio are running all the time off the house. They all pull around 1 amp each so stuff all. Fridge I hardly use now as I cant be bothered taking it in and...
by Hydroman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging

Was just on the century pro website. https://www.centurybatteries.com.au/products/marine/car-batteries-vs-marine-batteries#dualbattery It says for dual battery system, they recommend that the second battery be deep cycle. If that is the case, it will not be possible for both batteries to be exactly...
by Hydroman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Dual Battery Setup and Battery Charging

did they say what brand and size battery? Marine century pro 680 I think. 680 it ok to run the electricals from to leave the main battery for starting the motor. You need to match the same CCA as the battery currently installed. This is paramount is they are being charged in parallel which most lik...

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