G'Day and Thanks

 G'Day All,

Thanks for the ad.

I promised to update my profile and have now done so after picking up my new purchase. Fair to say I'm pretty excited.

Iggy is a Seafarer V-Sea 5.0 with a 90 Etec, Simrad Evo 2 (9" touchscreen). Iggy is basically ready to go but there are a couple of very minor additions I will be adding such as bimini rocket launchers and an anchor recovery clip on ring/bouy.

I usually head out near Rotto with my mate on his boat but it will be nice to go out with him and not have to refuel on the water.

Now I will sell my Valiant so as to not use her for towing and launching so if you know of anyone wanting a classic car that runs, looks and drives a treat please let me know.

 

Stay safe and tight lines 

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 congrats on the new

Sun, 2018-06-10 14:39

 congrats on the new purchase. does it have clears or just whats there. its a bugger hav ing to sell the valiant . oh well such is life. get out there and enjoy

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let the good times roll

Sun, 2018-06-10 17:12

Congrads on the new rig it looks like just the ticket to get you onto some good fish, just out of curiosity what was the valiant, I was an old pacer man myself and have many fond memories of the early Sunday morning adventures in it.

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Cheers Lads

Mon, 2018-06-11 07:50

Thanks lads,

The Val is a 1966 VC

Yeah FF clears for front and sides, There isalso a running cover for the motor as well as full travelling cover for both the donk and boat.

 

Tight lines GO

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Anyone Else Got One?

Mon, 2018-06-11 20:30

 Just thought to ask if anyone else has one here?

If yeah any comments would be appreciated.

Toodle-pips and tight lines

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Prop Selection

Wed, 2019-08-07 20:23

 G'Day Groovers,

 

On my Seafarer VSea 5.0 I run a 2004 Etec 90.

It has what appears to be a fairly standard 3 blade prop.

Could anyone advise as to what to expect from a 4 blade Renegade Bass 13.25 x 21

Appreciate any advice.

Tight Lines 

Glass Off

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Aye mate I have a Vsea with a

Wed, 2019-08-07 21:12

Aye mate I have a Vsea with a DF90 on the back. I went to a four blade prop in the hope of getting more stern lift but she's just too arse heavy so put the hydrofoil back on and she eats through the chop but I've lost 2 knots at the top end

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 Thanks Jack,Hmmm, I don't

Thu, 2019-08-08 06:56

 Thanks Jack,

Hmmm, I don't have a hydrofoil so Imay try anyway.....perhaps its worth getting a foil??????

Cheers

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I've been told that I should

Thu, 2019-08-08 07:45

I've been told that I should explore other avenues as the issues is that I have a 90hp on back, 2x batteries, deck wash and usually a wife and 2 kids on the bench seat who have no issues with me getting bashed to phuk up front. I have no issues through moderate chop but it's the big chop and swells that get me as when I go over the weight of the back keeps the nose high. I CBF moving batteries forward etc and with the foil on I slice through it all like Luke Shuey through a Freo stoppage so I just keep it on now and will buy an anchor winch for extra weight up front when I find a spare $2k.

 

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Hmmmm

Thu, 2019-08-08 09:32

 Mines a bit arse heavy too, same gig as you.

Certain chop and swell intervals seem to drag the arse back so at reasonable, comfortable speeds it can bog a bit requiring constant throttle adjustment.

When calm she boogies at about 35 mph at 4500 rpm.

So I might try a foil??????

Perhaps a bag of cement up front????? (rather than moving batteries etc)

GO

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Snapper Closure

Thu, 2019-08-08 10:17

Okey Dokes,

Here is what may transpire if we don't protect our stocks......particularly breeders!!!!!!!!

https://www.theflindersnews.com.au/story/6316965/three-year-ban-on-fishing-for-snapper-on-the-cards-poll/?cs=1521

 

Tight Lines

GO

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Shades of shark bay.

Thu, 2019-08-08 15:58

Looks to me like remedial action has been left a bit late and now drastic action must be undertaken if the breeding stocks are to be saved and the bio mass rebuilt to a size that can sustain the fishing pressure with bag and size limits.

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What do you mean? If you have

Fri, 2019-08-09 09:17

What do you mean? If you have a small boat we already have that in place permanantly in the south metro.

 

 

 

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Just suggestion

Thu, 2019-08-08 11:22

Would not be putting a bag of cement in the front of the boat,remember it's only a 17 ft boat dont over load it,water displacement dictates the amount of weight that can be put in it.

Also the hull shape will noise dive you into a wave , it's not like a Penguin where by it will lift the front of the boat up because of it's flared bow.

Less is best.(balance the weight)

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Dead right

Thu, 2019-08-08 22:49

Dead right

Moving 50kg from stern to front has same trim effect as putting 100kg at front-but without making it 100kg heavier... 

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Yep Scubafish and Rob H

Fri, 2019-08-09 16:10

 I get your points but all I can really do is move the twin batteries forward.....big and expensive job I would think?????

GO

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A set of cables and several

Fri, 2019-08-09 20:20

A set of cables and several hours work... 

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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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Valiant

Fri, 2019-08-09 15:22

Hey Glass Off

Post up a photo of the Valiant if you have a spare moment. You never know who may be interested. 

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Cheers Cob

Fri, 2019-08-09 16:08

 Cheers Brad but she went a while back.

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