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by blacklab99
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Fishing Equipment
Topic: Polarised glasses...need for prescription?
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: Polarised glasses...need for prescription?

OK, how it works is they combine the prescription lense down low, with normal above. Same as combining someone with a distance issue. I struggled for years, swapping out my sunnies when I had to change a hook etc. Then, I was told they can do split lenses. You always look up for distance, then when ...
by blacklab99
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Bar crusher v Surtees v Extreme
Replies: 43
Views: 4184

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: 2296

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: 2296

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: 8567

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: 630

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: 630

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: 294
Views: 15896

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: 823

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: 823

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...

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