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Turtle

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May have lay some ground rules @Bluey , just so it sticks to your original concept..............no pics older than 4 mths and no fish bigger than my Flatty for example....

Are they the ones you pinched from the Pub wall at Ulladulla @Turtle ...........:o.......:behindsofa::biggrin-new:
Vanuatu, and yes, I cheated! they are two years old.
Do you want to see the 312kg marlin as well @Drover ?
 
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Na not a brag post just a bit of fun i think for here set ups like your folding boat @turtel is what i was chasing more so the ability for us to take vans and boats i did catch my king fish on a friend's boat so that dosnt realy count
Its also open to those land based fishing
And @Drover can post when eva he wants as hes living the life we all want broke and allways on the beach or fishing im with him on the broke bit evan his small fish will be classed as bait for his big ones so no catch is a bad one tight lines see you on the water or the boat ramp when my boat falls off the trailor or i take off and leave it behind
 
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Saw i folding boat called quickboat not bad fiberglass and kevlar on the joints where it folds expensive though
Mines going well ... well not tomoz was going to for the life of me i carnt find my rego stickers i was going to use then as a template and texta my numbers on the boat.... being inflatable they allways come off but no go will get more tomoz i hope i want a nice job so i need a template to trace around heaps of water police here dont want a fine with no rego numbers
 

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Your life is always exciting @Bluey, well never dull anyway........................................there are big things in the water in the bay, keep loosing rigs as something grabs hold and swims away until snap, possibly a Ray or Shark, next trip have the bigger rod and 40lb line onboard, we will see then what happens....might tow boat to NZ.
 

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Boats ready to go i think getting up early leave at 6 i hope wake everyone up around me leaving lol rego on with textas worked a treat saw a bloke carring back to van park a jew fish i think carrying it over his shoulder it was half my size big fish caught off the rocks in the breakwall
Take kids for a run too in the morning after i put in a few hrs
My phone is telling me its full i carnt access my pictures anymore i hate tech stuff i carnt move them to my card either mite visit telstra
 

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Well well yesterday all our flathead at home take pilchards so i concentrated on that but not here all prawns evan the whiting at home they take pipis
I went out first for a blast kids came after they caught a few small ones they loved it so excited misses got a nice size flaty but as grabed the net he was gone i got a whiting and small flatys saw dolphins packed on beach for a swim trailor needs some mods but all in all still happy with it all but i do need a ute
 

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Well this is the Ute you need @Bluey , I find Nippers the best down that way for Flatty's and Whiting...........................Mrs D hauled in a monster Toad the other day, was huge and is claiming it a a catch which she threw back, I protested as 10kg Toads don't count, they are salt water Carp....................they have flamin big Toads in Tin Can Bay, slice em and throw em back.

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Do you hear there !!!!!!!!!!!!! :p ....Do You Hear There :) .....................

I am pleased to report, I caught a fish and in my Bo At, it ticks all the boxes ............ A:....Decent size.................. B:.............it's edible.....................:clap2:
I am very chuffed, for the techo Fisherpersons a fishing rod with green line and a red hook was used, with some squishy, yucky stuff on the hook........................oh and even though it doesn't look it in the pic, the monster is 54.5 cm long.....The pained look is because someone takes bluddy ages to take a photo.



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Do you hear there !!!!!!!!!!!!! :p ....Do You Hear There :) .....................

I am pleased to report, I caught a fish and in my Bo At, it ticks all the boxes ............ A:....Decent size.................. B:.............it's edible.....................:clap2:
I am very chuffed, for the techo Fisherpersons a fishing rod with green line and a red hook was used, with some squishy, yucky stuff on the hook........................oh and even though it doesn't look it in the pic, the monster is 54.5 cm long.....The pained look is because someone takes bluddy ages to take a photo.



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Very nice catch.
The trick is to hold it out in front of you towards the camera. Makes it look HEAPS bigger!
 
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The original trailer looks like a Boathoist version like the one I have. The boat goes on a boat loader on the roof when I take it with the Expanda behind. Trailer axle/ wheels on the rear bumper of the van and the outboard in the back of the car.
 

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When we sold our CT and upgraded to the Expanda carrying a boat became a problem. With the CT and its boat racks I had no real weight restrictions so I could carry pretty much anything I could get on and off comfortably, but once you start towing a van the only place for a boat is the roof of the tug.

After a bit of Google time I soon had the max weight figures for the roof of a Pajero which is 100kg. Firstly I needed to work out how to get the tinny up there a Pajero with a 50mm lift is to high for man handling so after a bit more time on Google I decided to buy a Rhino Rack Side Boat Loader, not a cheap item but one I was going to need regardless.

I soon realised I was going to need a new tinny as the boat loader and roof racks took 30kg of my 100kg limit and the 3.9m Stessel I carried on the CT weighed 80kg. I settled for a 3.49 Stacer Proline Car Topper, she's not a big boat but it only weighs 52kg so this keeps me under the 100kg limit. I see so many set ups whilst on the road and at the dam which would be way above their roof max weight and it makes me shudder.

I originally had a 4h/p 2 stroke Merc as a power plant and whilst it was better than rowing it was painfully slow so I have since upgraded to a 8h/p 2 stroke Merc. This is the max h/p for this hull and I carry it on the draw of the van bar on a T post I made, we now cruise along at a reasonable rate.

I sold my fold up trailer when I sold the CT so I cant tow the car topper on the road but I have no need to as I have two other boats for this. I made up a simple tow hitch and I use the clamp on style tinny mover wheels from BCF, this way I can tow short distances if needed or simply wheel it around by hand.

The little tiny hasn't been in salt water as yet as most of my time since buying the Expanda has been taken up with a fishing club myself and the wife run (this takes up most of our spare time but I could post heaps of pics of fish:p) but for the dams and one day caravan parks that have their own ramps and relatively sheltered water ways she's a little beauty.

The missus and I don't have much time for the taste of fresh water fish (spoilt by the catch we get from the ocean) so we really don't chase them but we do like the taste of these little fellas which is the main reason for setting up the car topper.
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CT with the Stessel on top, fold up boat trailer on the draw bar and motor in the trailer. No real weight restriction so could carry a bigger tinny.
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This is what our caravanning and boating set up looks like.....

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Might as well throw in a pic of the salt water rigs.....

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For pics of fish go to http://www.baysidesocialfishingclubinc.com/ and have a look under the gallery tab:);):D
 
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The original trailer looks like a Boathoist version like the one I have. The boat goes on a boat loader on the roof when I take it with the Expanda behind. Trailer axle/ wheels on the rear bumper of the van and the outboard in the back of the car.
How do find the trailor i have a boathoist works well but put 2 high tenstile bolts in the draw bar it made it much better
 

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Thats a fantastic set up @Axl

When did you get a boat?
I made note of it in Post #2 of this thread .........................................so far Chris and I have depleted the Toad population in TCB and had a couple of nice real fish catches, a 4.2m Busta with a 40hp 4 stroke Yammie pushing it along............just have to learn how to fish.
 
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When we sold our CT and upgraded to the Expanda carrying a boat became a problem. With the CT and its boat racks I had no real weight restrictions so I could carry pretty much anything I could get on and off comfortably, but once you start towing a van the only place for a boat is the roof of the tug.

After a bit of Google time I soon had the max weight figures for the roof of a Pajero which is 100kg. Firstly I needed to work out how to get the tinny up there a Pajero with a 50mm lift is to high for man handling so after a bit more time on Google I decided to buy a Rhino Rack Side Boat Loader, not a cheap item but one I was going to need regardless.

I soon realised I was going to need a new tinny as the boat loader and roof racks took 30kg of my 100kg limit and the 3.9m Stessel I carried on the CT weighed 80kg. I settled for a 3.49 Stacer Proline Car Topper, she's not a big boat but it only weighs 52kg so this keeps me under the 100kg limit. I see so many set ups whilst on the road and at the dam which would be way above their roof max weight and it makes me shudder.

I originally had a 4h/p 2 stroke Merc as a power plant and whilst it was better than rowing it was painfully slow so I have since upgraded to a 8h/p 2 stroke Merc. This is the max h/p for this hull and I carry it on the draw of the van bar on a T post I made, we now cruise along at a reasonable rate.

I sold my fold up trailer when I sold the CT so I cant tow the car topper on the road but I have no need to as I have two other boats for this. I made up a simple tow hitch and I use the clamp on style tinny mover wheels from BCF, this way I can tow short distances if needed or simply wheel it around by hand.

The little tiny hasn't been in salt water as yet as most of my time since buying the Expanda has been taken up with a fishing club myself and the wife run (this takes up most of our spare time but I could post heaps of pics of fish:p) but for the dams and one day caravan parks that have their own ramps and relatively sheltered water ways she's a little beauty.

The missus and I don't have much time for the taste of fresh water fish (spoilt by the catch we get from the ocean) so we really don't chase them but we do like the taste of these little fellas which is the main reason for setting up the car topper.
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CT with the Stessel on top, fold up boat trailer on the draw bar and motor in the trailer. No real weight restriction so could carry a bigger tinny.
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This is what our caravanning and boating set up looks like.....

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Might as well throw in a pic of the salt water rigs.....

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For pics of fish go to http://www.baysidesocialfishingclubinc.com/ and have a look under the gallery tab:);):D
I found similar issues with maximum weights for the roof of a prado as well, hence I settled with a 3.49m Quintrex Car Topper- Weights 52kg hull, 23kg for the boat loader and use a Merc 8hp engine as it is the most lightweight engine for its size.
 
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How do find the trailor i have a boathoist works well but put 2 high tenstile bolts in the draw bar it made it much better
The trailer is pretty good overall . I ended up welding two tags at the keel joint that I put a long shanked padlock through it and slip two bike slings around the wheels at the ramp. I figured unless you did that as well, it was pointless putting a lock on the chain/ hitch considering 6 nuts can dismantle the rest of the trailer.
 
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