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by Boxhead
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: Portland/Port Fairy - Sat 27th - 2 spots available
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Portland/Port Fairy - Sat 27th - 2 spots available

I will be relocating to the area in 10 months time, and will be looking for trips to join in.
Cant wait.
by Boxhead
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deckie needed for marlin fishing at bermagui? In march. Spots still available?
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Deckie needed for marlin fishing at bermagui? Im march

By mid March the Marlin are generally leaving or left Bermagui, it all depends on currents, but Easter tournament was always about the Yellowfin when I fished there.
by Boxhead
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Game Fishing
Topic: 494kg Marlin off Exmouth
Replies: 39
Views: 974

Re: 494kg Marlin off Exmouth

I am not sure about the bigger ones. But back in mid 80's I used to do a fair bit of Marlin & Tuna fishing out of Bermagui. We had a mid size (120kg) Marlin capture on light line, the fish came to the boat very worn out and would not survive. We decided to boat it and fillet the fish after weigh...
by Boxhead
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Evaporate cooler
Replies: 73
Views: 1492

Re: Evaporate cooler

Evaporative coolers have many limitations. Because you are asking I am guessing the house is new to you? If so, then previous owners may have turned the water off to the roof (recommended when not in use to save evaporation) So make sure the water is getting to the unit (will have a ball float valve...
by Boxhead
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: Heading out tomorrow morning
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Heading out tomorrow morning

Good luck to those who head out.
by Boxhead
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine options
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Engine options

Hi Boxhead just wondering if you might consider upping the hp a bit from 25 if you are buying a new motor. For a boat that size with 2-3 people on board with gear the 25 would be struggling a bit? Just a thought. For the 45 minutes or so that it was working, the boat felt plenty powerful enough, bu...
by Boxhead
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine options
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Engine options

Just working out. Roughly going to cost $3500 + install unless you do it your self. How much life does the trailer have left? Probably cost $1500+ In a few years will will the transom and stringers need doing costing few thousand. Just a thought to consider All valid points I am very capable of fit...
by Boxhead
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine options
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Engine options

Hi all, Last month I finally got the chance to put my boat in the water. All was going well until the motor stopped. I really like the boat (15ft fibreglass half cabin) for what my intended purposes are. Current engine is an old (1982) 25hp Mercury 2 stroke. I could get the old motor looked at and f...
by Boxhead
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down
Replies: 215
Views: 7435

Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

I am no expert, but could they look at downsizing and retraining staff to be multi tasking? I realize that it will mean some lose their jobs, but at least it would keep the company afloat? If they are producing 100 reels a day but only selling 50, then ideally you would slow production down to the 5...
by Boxhead
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down
Replies: 215
Views: 7435

Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

When you make your stuff so good that it lasts forever, you are limiting potential new sales. I have 3 that are all hand me downs from my Dad, and I don't doubt that he got them second hand. Also a recent fishing shack purchase had 4 cane rods with Alvey reels attached, they are going onto the "...

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