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by colnick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: No more 2 strokes (nearly)
Replies: 63
Views: 1634

Re: No more 2 strokes (nearly)

I think there might be some misunderstanding here. There is no indication that two stroke motorbikes are caught by the new legislation and there is no restriction on the continued use of existing two stroke equipment. Two strokes will be around for years and rather than spell the end of two stroke s...
by colnick
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: No more 2 strokes (nearly)
Replies: 63
Views: 1634

Re: No more 2 strokes (nearly)

As I read it, there will be three standards, based on current US regulation. * Ground based motors ( pumps, generators. mowers etc) up to 25 hp. No two strokes will meet the emissions standards. * Above ground motors ( chainsaws, line trimmers etc) which will have a less stringent emission standard,...
by colnick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: Stupidly Cheap Daiwa's
Replies: 20
Views: 791

Re: Stupidly Cheap Daiwa's

Couple of red flags here. The firm claims to be UK based but Scamadvisor indicates that the website is US based; and as Bayrock points out, there is some pretty rudimentary English used in their website. They would have been better off not advertising such obviously dodgy prices.
by colnick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New car time
Replies: 34
Views: 1241

Re: New car time

Good day Col, I have made some assumptions which may not be correct, so just judge my suggestions accordingly. I have assumed you are looking at an SUV. If not, you have enough options to make your brain hurt. In your shoes I would just stick with the old faithful XTrail. 140k is bugger all and your...
by colnick
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Yellowtail Kingfish Fishing
Topic: Kingies escape
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Kingies escape

Yes mate, same one but some interesting background to the project and some reasons for the pen failure. Ropes and nets attacked by foreign barnacle species allegedly introduced in ballast water from nearby Newcastle coal ships. Worth a look if you can get IView or a replay tomorrow.
Col.
by colnick
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Yellowtail Kingfish Fishing
Topic: Kingies escape
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Kingies escape

Good day all, Members with access to IView might be interested in the lead story on today's ABC Landline program. It deals with the farming of kingfish and provides some detail and vision about the recent escape of hundreds of kingies following the destruction of an aquaculture pen off Hawks Nest, N...
by colnick
Wed May 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Australian Natives
Topic: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

I found this very interesting. No doubt a lot of the detail was known by dedicated cod fishers but some of it was new to me. In particular, the link in the article entitled "Australian endangered species: Murray Cod" is worth a read. The author makes a couple of pertinent observations. He ...
by colnick
Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Portarlington to Queenscliff
Topic: Finally found the Ting
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: Finally found the Ting

Good day Kimtown,
You are not the only one puzzled by the "ting" abbreviation. It sounds like an abbreviation for the sake of an abbreviation.
(See my recent post specifically about it).
Col.
by colnick
Wed May 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surf fishing attire
Replies: 71
Views: 2264

Re: Surf fishing attire

Yes hornet. That could work but beach conditions can be very variable and you still might find yourself uncomfortably hot on milder days/nights. You can get knee length wetsuit bottoms which could be worth thought as well. I'm fortunate that I can cope with cold as long as my torso is warm and dry. ...
by colnick
Wed May 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Surf fishing attire
Replies: 71
Views: 2264

Re: Surf fishing attire

Have you fellas ever surfed? A wetsuit is called a wetsuit because it is designed to be worn wet. A dry wetsuit with a spray jacket over the top will boil the p1ss out of you inside 15 minutes and they can be a pr*ck of a thing to get on and off. Bare legs or some tights, and rug up the torso, with ...

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