Long time boater first time owner!

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Long time boater first time owner!

Postby BIG GAV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm

Hi guys so I’ve posted this as I’ve just got my first boat which I guess like many first boat owners I wanted for years n upon finally owning one I have now had a whole new world open up for me!

Great little tinny perfect for what I want! New outboard was a key selling point for me, but since I have had a few hiccups along the way!

Driving out of mulwala I noticed the trailer crossbar was almost completely snapped in half! Upon realising I’ve noticed the trailer was far too small for the boat! I’ve since got a new trailer

I launched at eildon put the boat in and then had a fuel line problem alongside the bung plug hole silicon giving way n coming in through the screw! Not a total disaster but a PITA I was lucky enough to have a boating vet as my deckie that day.

So I learnt the hard way that maintenance in every aspect is key especially when buying second hand!

So I made this post for both myself and any other first boat owners to read any helpful hints tips advice etc from any experienced skippers!

Time for a service! And of all things I can’t believe I forgot to buy oars!



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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby smile0784 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:03 pm

Always check your emergency supplys when planing a trip.
Double check fuel level, batterys, bungs, straps, and winch is tight

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby BIG GAV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:10 pm

smile0784 wrote:Always check your emergency supplys when planing a trip.
Double check fuel level, batterys, bungs, straps, and winch is tight


Definately! Always trickle charging both batteries before any trip. Change of warm clothes! And from now on having such a small tinny n trailer n enjoying winter cod fishing I will never EVER again forget to bring my waders!

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby Boonanza » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 pm

Always check your bungs are in before launching :thumbsup:
Water is the most essential element of life, because without water you can’t go fishing. :water:

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby BIG GAV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Boonanza wrote:Always check your bungs are in before launching :thumbsup:

Yes been on the wrong side of that situation aswell..boating can be quite the learning curve!

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby 4liters » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Holy sh*t Big Gav’s back. I thought you’d died or gone to jail or something. Been murdering a few carp?
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby BIG GAV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm

4liters wrote:Holy sh*t Big Gav’s back. I thought you’d died or gone to jail or something. Been murdering a few carp?

Jail? After all the crazy crime sprees we did together what makes u think I got rusty? No no jail time.. well the ball n chain maybe... lmao

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby BIG GAV » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:10 pm

And no nothing to report on the carp front.. work has been a big drainer.. the boat too! I got a new trailer at the boat show n had to do a few 7 day weeks to get around my bills.. I managed to get the coin up n got a sounder too.. the lux has been given quite a face lift and just hitting 300,000 needed to do a few things timing belt drive shaft starter motor etc.. more money more problems ey.. cannot t wait for my week off!

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby Lightningx » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:14 pm

BIG GAV wrote:
Boonanza wrote:Always check your bungs are in before launching :thumbsup:

Yes been on the wrong side of that situation aswell..boating can be quite the learning curve!

Yep me too been there done that :rofl:

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Re: Long time boater first time owner!

Postby Jay375 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 am

Everyone has forgotten the bungs at least once if the have been boating for a long time



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