Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

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Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby karlws » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:05 pm

Hi, I am looking for some general guidance from those that know. I am 64 and I am looking to relocate to the Bellarine Peninsula. I intend on fishing for whiting, snapper and squid at this point in time. Anyway age is starting to take its toll, so I am now looking at getting a anchor winch installed on my 5M Stacer. Which now brings me to my point. I am guessing that I will need to have the anchor well on the front of my alloy widened and reinforced to accommodate the Lone Star GX2 I am thinking about. So as I live in the Western Suburbs here in Melbourne, can anyone recommend a good fabricator to carry out the modifications I need? I have no idea so all input would be most welcome.
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Karl



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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby Mattblack » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:36 pm

GX1 will be plenty big enough....Nudeup and Trumpeter will steer you in the right direction for fabrication and install (I think they have recommend places around Williamstown in the past)

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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby fishnut » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:45 pm

There used to be Custom boats in Laverton but not sure if its still going or Alan has retired

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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby denis barden » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:28 am

I just had a Quintrex Dory 410 with a GX1 on it with a No1 SARCA Anchor,I put an alloy plate over the top of the well and then mounted the unit on top of that-Cost $10 for a plate from Scrap Merchant
Used this guy about 100 times before getting new boat
Worked a treat

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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby Nude up » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Dennis is on the money the beauty of the drum winch it doesn’t need an anchor well for the rope. Where on the bellarine do you intend to retire to

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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby karlws » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:57 am

Hi all thank you for the input it is greatly appreciated. As to where I plan to retire to on the Bellarine. I will be heading towards St. Leonards and I will be located about 3 minutes from the boat ramp :-)



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Re: Advice Needed on Boat Modifications

Postby Nude up » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 am

karlws wrote:Hi all thank you for the input it is greatly appreciated. As to where I plan to retire to on the Bellarine. I will be heading towards St. Leonards and I will be located about 3 minutes from the boat ramp :-)


You will probably bump into Dennis I think he is down that way. I have a few years to go yet but will be in portarlington


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