Boating and fishing

Bluey

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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.
I saw one in NSW allmost the same but all pinned togeather not good at i reckon for that very reason un pin it its yours at least ours need a bit of work before you come back only to find half a draw bar left
 
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the biggest issue with collapsible trailers or dismantlable trailers is the ease of undoing bolts.

Therefore I welded the tabs on the main keel joint and have two wire slings that go through the wheels and axles. It takes about 30 seconds to install the slings and I figure if somebody really wants it, they can work by cutting the slings, padlocks etc in the first place.
 
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The escapist

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Pretty ordinary Australia Day weekend for me. Took the kids away camping with a fishing club I’m part of, to Lake St Clair.

Fishing was OK, but destroyed the bottom of my motor on the first day...
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The escapist

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I was lucky I wasn’t going full noise. I was slowing down looking for a good spot to fish. Still on the plane, probably about 20-25mph. Know what you mean @Drover, Just got shallow out of nowhere! Long way from the bank too.... Guess this happens when water levels drop.

I think the shaft is OK. Will know more in a few weeks once I book it in for repair. Not even going to attempt this job myself, that’s why I pay insurance!
 
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Bluey

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We had a good time in our boat but it became to windy and hot with 39 deg so stayed in water on sunday but i found this i would love to bye it but it needs some love new trailor in time its ok for now motor good 90hp its a good size 6990 he wants 5500 is better i think
Id say he wouldnt go that low its a 4.58 savage streaker
The second is a carriabeian 18 footer good looking boat but motor shot 3000 good trailor although its also good size but the blue one is all we need i reckon i want it the gods must align 20180127_104158.jpg 20180129_092146.jpg 20180129_091945.jpg 20180129_111736.jpg 20180129_111715.jpg
 
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