School Drop Run 2

RDO again and dropped the kids off, punched out a 9k run and headed to the ramp to be met by some kind gentleman who waved me through the zebra crossing... thanks Unc.

Headed out to my whiting spot and loaded up on 20 plump sandies and also bagged 2 slimeys and headed to the 28's for a quick drop dropping them down butterflied.

Saw my drift bait slowly bend over then line started peeling and I thought I'd hooked a big dhu and started to win before it smoked me and after a decent back and forth pulled up a tiger around 1.5m.

Setup again and was onto my last slimey so dropped down the whiting rig and hooked a mid 30s snapper on my 4lb 1-2kg combo which was awesome fun then my drift bait took off again and it was a telltale pinkie battle and pulled in a nice 65cm model.

The weather turned extremely quickly and I raced in only to run out of fuel 2km from the marina... appears it pays to calibrate your new Suzuki Interface as it doesn't store the info from your fuel sensor. Thanks Whitfords Sea Rescue and I'll happily pay my donation Monday.


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 How'd you go with the

Fri, 2020-02-21 19:55

 How'd you go with the easterlys mate? Shitehouse for us today.


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Fri, 2020-02-21 19:55

 Hi Jackfrost, re calibrate, struggled time and time again (also ran out in the early stages of my Suzuki) but finally got it right, last fill, gauge said 159 and it actually took 158 and a bit. Happy with that.

Good luck with calibrating

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 Nice pinkie there. Worth the

Fri, 2020-02-21 20:13

 Nice pinkie there. Worth the effort. 

Not good about t he fuel tho. We always carry a spare Jerry  just in case. 


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Fri, 2020-02-21 20:43

 I used to as its there for someone else if needed.


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Top Half

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:33

 Another reason to work from the top half of your tank, unlike most women who run around in their cars and wait till the warning light comes on to stick some juice in then only half fill it.

I have a habit of topping the tank up in the ute when it gets to half and with the boat on the way home from the ramp.

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I 'never' let her get below

Sat, 2020-02-22 08:29

I 'never' let her get below 50l and I 'usually' top her up on the way with a litre per mile of estimated travel but thinking I had 65l didn't bother and turns out I had about 15l. I've recently fitted a new engine interface and a higher pitch prop and was getting awesome fuel economy out of the new prop... or so I thought  

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1/3 x 1/3 x 1/3

Sat, 2020-02-22 13:26

 The rule with a boat is 1/3 of a tank to get and do your fishing, 1/3 of a tank to get you home with 1/3 of a tank for if something unplanned pops up.

Many years ago a mate and I did a trip from Bunbury to fish wide off Preston Beach, 19 foot Hustler [roughly same as Pacemaker] with 115 Evinrude on the back. Breeze came in from nothing to SW about 30 knots in 5 minutes. Tried to motor in to it for about 20 minutes and gave up, turned around and ran with it to Mandurah, no Dawesville cut those days, arrived soaking wet in just over 3 hours and nearly bugger all fuel left.

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 Have done similar with the

Sat, 2020-02-22 23:17

 Have done similar with the Suzuki interface, always Leave at least a 1/3rd of the tank so approx 100L, went down to the ramp once and couldn't get it started. Was only when I got home tried to start it using the hill on the street. Sounder was saying 120L fuel left but appeared I had close to zero! 
since then..  I've filled it up and noticed coming back in one day the sounder automatically refueled to full... saying I have 300L! Can't for the life of me figure out how to readjust it so I've been keeping manual record of how much I'm using  and waiting for it to drop to match it up. sort of explains what might have happened the first time round, from Now on using the manual gauge in conjunction with the sounder. 

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 Screw the technology keep

Sun, 2020-02-23 07:36

 Screw the technology keep your tank full 

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 Less problems with

Sun, 2020-02-23 09:21

 Less problems with condensation too. Makes the decision easier for last minute fishing trips too. No limitations when the tank is full. 


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 Yep, I do a trip then top it

Sun, 2020-02-23 10:46

 Yep, I do a trip then top it straight back up when in. Peace of mind.


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Could not agree more

Sun, 2020-02-23 19:34

Part of the after fishing trip ritual is to fill the tank right to the top.