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by Tony Zann
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: weight of boat and trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Re: weight of boat and trailer

Honda 50 XL 102kg, 4.2m trailer unbraked about 200kg, Scorpion was all 3mm, wasn't it? Say hull 400kg full of fuel & gear = round it up to 800kg.
by Tony Zann
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: BASS Tournaments and Fishing
Topic: 30hp electric, 28 knots?
Replies: 0
Views: 612

30hp electric, 28 knots?

Blurb from Sanctuary Cove Boat Show press release: Exhibitor All4Solar presents the world launch of the Aquawatt, the world’s most powerful electric outboard motor. All4Solar’s Dominic de Vries said the engine offers a unique and advanced environmentally-friendly electric drive producing an output o...
by Tony Zann
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: 90hp DFI Tohatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: 90hp DFI Tohatsu

Can't see anything wrong with the Tohatsu, TLDIs are certainly the most underrated engines in Australia and the EFI is the proven Sarich system like the Optis. Value is there, too. I'll get the E-Tec and OptiMax nuts braying and hooting now by saying the little Tohatsu MD50 is the best injected two-...
by Tony Zann
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Websters Twinfisher - in receivership?
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Websters Twinfisher - in receivership?

Encouraging news for those contemplating a Webster. Received this press release not long ago: It’s business as usual at Websters Twinfisher as the company continues to trade under interim management of SV Partners of Sydney, who have been appointed receivers/managers of the iconic Orange-based alumi...
by Tony Zann
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: lake Keepit
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: lake Keepit

Keepit is filling quickly at the moment with all that NW NSW rain; it's filling from a very low level to around 25% now, at around a megalitre a day at the moment. See http://www.waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/sr/storagesummary.shtml. I'd be keeping away while there's that much inflow but once it eases, try o...
by Tony Zann
Thu May 14, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Fast Boat Owners
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Fast Boat Owners

The National Marine Safety Committee has been tasked with co-ordinating the introduction of the new Australian standard for PFDs, AS4758 series, which are not direct replacements for the existing standard we're talking about, AS1512, but will supersede it. There'll be an education program some time ...
by Tony Zann
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Vale Dean Hayes
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Vale Dean Hayes

NSW Fishing Monthly Hawkesbury reporter Dean Hayes died late last week of stomach cancer. Dean, a guide on the Hawkesbury River and Sydney Harbour, was prominent in the tackle industry for many years and more recently was a principal of the Sportsfishing Boats Australia importing company. He will be...
by Tony Zann
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Holiday fishing - South West Rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Shore-based SWR, try the bank upstream of the river boat ramp to the mouth of Spencers Creek on a falling tide for flatties. You might have to wade a little so have some decent footwear. Rainbow Reach Road (head over the Jerseyville bridge & turn R onto Suez Rd then L onto RR Rd) has plenty of rock ...
by Tony Zann
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: casting decks?
Replies: 3
Views: 983

If weight and rotproofing are real issues you could always try Multipanel with a glass/epoxy or polyester laminate, I suppose. Bit pricey but available thru FGI, I think. See www.multipanel.com.au
by Tony Zann
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Braid wind knots...
Replies: 10
Views: 5957

There's a topic on another forum here somewhere but the upshot is: They're not really 'wind knots' caused by 'wind' but 'winding knots' caused by winding loops of slack line on the spool at the start of the retrieve. Loops of line lay on the spool during the first few cranks after the bail arm close...
by Tony Zann
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Recycle old rods
Replies: 3
Views: 971

by Tony Zann
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Recycle old rods
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Don't let those SiC guides go to waste, they're worth plenty. Recycle them by getting into rod building, it's not that hard and very rewarding to build up a blank just the way you want it. Plenty of good rod building info on the net, DVD and in books. Fuji website isn't a bad place to start, tho not...
by Tony Zann
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Lismore area??
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Closed season on bass until Sep 1 so it is illegal to possess them until then.
If it ever stops raining, the run of spawning fish should move back upstream within the next month, try Wyrallah end of the Wilsons first if you have a car and especially a canoe.
by Tony Zann
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: NSW Waterways alert for Tweed ABT
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

Big D: Maximum height above the side lights is about 2.6m so you'd still get pinged for being a smartarse!
by Tony Zann
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: NSW Waterways alert for Tweed ABT
Replies: 30
Views: 3294

I think you'll find that the all-round white light rule applies in Qld as well because it also follows the International Maritime Organisation's International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colregs). NSW is just enforcing the law now because of the fatalities from collisions at night ...
by Tony Zann
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: graphite usa custom rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Brad Job does some very nice builds, 0414 287 455 email bradjob@internode.on.net. He's at Nerang.
by Tony Zann
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Public Fishing Reports
Topic: new bass lover
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Lake Bullen Merri, out Camperdown way, has been stocked with them.
by Tony Zann
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: trout fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Better add the streams west of Guyra and especially those around Ebor to that list.
by Tony Zann
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Good casting braid
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Jim Gibbs from L Wilson & Co kindly gave me a spool of their 20lb Live Fibre TX Braid in yellow about 18 months ago when it first came out. I've used it exclusively since then for spinning for tailor from the rocks and beaches and I have been quite impressed. Initially the line was a bit 'waxy' on t...
by Tony Zann
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Flooding down in the Hunter
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Glenbawn up 1% & back to Feb level, St Clair up5% & ditto but expected to rise a bit more because its catchment is closer to the coast where the rain was.
by Tony Zann
Thu May 10, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: New Bream Rod
Replies: 6
Views: 3056

Just to confuse you, I had a play with the brand-new Samurai 003X blank the other day. 002 tip action with considerably more grunt in the bottom 40%, raw blank is about 7'2" and damn tidy. I think Frogleys Offshore are also ABT sponsors so there's no problem with allegiances there, either. And relat...
by Tony Zann
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: New Motor Guide ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Tour Series runs on dual cables, one at the heel of the pedal, one at the toe. Cables seems much more flexible and the idea is to reduce prop torque turning the shaft, allowing an even course more easily. Won't have mine going for a month or so until the boat is finished but it seems a pretty reason...
by Tony Zann
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Biggest bream ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5805

Big D: Before the Esk bridge was built in the mid-1960s the one road to Iluka was along Goodwood Island to the old ferry. We were heading down to our camp at Woody Head when my late Dad's mate Len Frogley waved us over as we passed through Browns Rocks and showed us all the biggest bream he'd ever c...
by Tony Zann
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Biggest bream ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5805

I ran the weekly fishing comp in the local paper for 16-17 years (and introduced live weigh-ins for flathead!) and the weekly winning bream usually came from Evans. The average size until about 1995 was about 2kg but has consistently dropped since then. It's important to note that while 'Airforce Be...