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by blacklab99
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Bar crusher v Surtees v Extreme
Replies: 43
Views: 3851

Re: Bar crusher v Surtees v Extreme

Like most boat manufactures, there are examples of failings. I know there are varying hull thicknesses as a minimum, depending on classification ( ie commercial vessel etc) But I'd put my house on it that there isn't a Stabi craft built, which is under industry standards, depended on boat class. The...
by blacklab99
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dodgy fuel
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Dodgy fuel

Methanol, is used for one reason, POWER and POWER alone. It is less dense than normal fuel,from memory 114 octane rating, requires less air ratio and makes more power per stroke, That's the only reason its used for racing. Different tuning of course. My old British racer, was on methanol, running ca...
by blacklab99
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Dodgy fuel
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Dodgy fuel

I use quicksilver or yamalube in the 130Hp carby 2 stroke yamaha. If you buy in bulk it is cheap. If you want to try other brands make sure it is the correct specification for your engine, most carby 2 strokes will be TC-W3 but the direct injection 2 strokes (Etecs) require higher grades. PS some 2...
by blacklab99
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's happened to the great post abt the boat ramp rules?
Replies: 161
Views: 7022

Re: What's happened to the great post abt the boat ramp rules?

For **** SAKE, ENOUGH ALL READY !
Drop the Fricken bone guys !!!!!!!!

plenty of fishing stuff to talk about surely ?????

Col
by blacklab99
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Mercury VesselView Link or Smartcraft Engine Gateway. Is there a difference?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Mercury VesselView Link or Smartcraft Engine Gateway. Is there a difference?

Thanks Yota, that give me a great insight into set up.
Appreciated

Col
by blacklab99
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Mercury VesselView Link or Smartcraft Engine Gateway. Is there a difference?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Mercury VesselView Link or Smartcraft Engine Gateway. Is there a difference?

Yota,
I'm going to be running a evo 7 and 9, will more than likely go to mercury proX
Could you take a photo of your set up, very interested. cheers

Col
by blacklab99
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Getting on with boat re-build
Replies: 292
Views: 13975

Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Things are going slowly along. difficult finding spare time at the minute. Finished off bait well lids at the back, fitted new bollards and am fitting a new rod holder in the gunnel specifically for the down rigger. Having difficulty re routing the fuel filler to the gunnel, was in the motor well be...
by blacklab99
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: obsession
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: obsession

You hit the nail, right on the head Bayrock. There simplicity is what appeals the most and the fact, that even though I have 2 or 3 senator 6/0's with tibernion frames and strengthened up inside that i regularly use along side my internationals, the originals still hold line class records to this da...
by blacklab99
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: obsession
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: obsession

Yeah, you can still get parts for them, but it's way better to keep them original, value wise, even if there's a bit of patina ! The earlier reels, weren't stamped with part no's, from the first reels produced in 32 to about 1940, that's where the real money is. There are guys in the U.S who special...
by blacklab99
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Fishing Rods & Reels
Topic: obsession
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: obsession

After I strip and clean them up they will be ornaments for me. They were Penns, first reel designed for nylon, probably around the early to mid 40's, they were as tough as old nails and a lot of die hards still fish with them, they actually punch way above their size. Well, they may fish with the st...

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