Jurien Blue Marlin

Jurien Blue Marlin

Caught on a Richter HUKA L, Rob and Dwayne are born locals, Saturday was there first ever attempt off Jurien to catch a Marlin. Weather was awsome until that line squall  everyone is sprussing about hit us on the way in. There were mini tornados forming everywhere, they recon the extra wieght in the boat was a winner.

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Love the front end loader, is

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:29

Love the front end loader, is marlin good to eat? (im assuming it didnt go to waste)

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I dunno, maybe I am out of

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:34

I dunno, maybe I am out of line on this forum, but it just seems a shame to kill such a magnificent animal unless necessary?

 

That being said, absolutely fantastic catch. Just would have been nice for it to have been tagged and released if possible.

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Don't see any issue with the

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:36

Don't see any issue with the capture probably a lot younger than alot of dhuies etc that get caught.Fantastic catch!

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2hr + fight?

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:37

I'm pretty sure it would've been rooted!

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After a 2hr+ plus fight the

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:38

After a 2hr+ plus fight the fish must have been stuffed. Plenty of fillets there.

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Such a great capture. I didnt

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:41

Such a great capture. I didnt know people ate them, are they good to eat?

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Yep, agreed it was prolly

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:44

Yep, agreed it was prolly knackered.....still a shame to kill a great animal, but as fishermen, I guess that is part and parcel of fishing for these monsters, and that is the holy grail.

 

What sort of age would a beast like that be?? I presume they grow pretty quick?

 

 

 

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Lots of good quality fillets

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:47

Lots of good quality fillets there.

Asw others have suggested its way younger than most of your demersal species and certainly not an endangered species.

Great way to open your Billie account. Bet those blokes are well and truely hooked now.

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A fish that size is about the same size as a 30 to 35cm dhu

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:56

 And i would eat half one side of it on my own if smoked correctlyI wouldnt feel bad if i kept one for a feed.

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Think you meant to say same

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:34

Think you meant to say same age not size. lol

So a 100kg marlin is 3-4 years old?

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got me

Mon, 2011-01-31 23:03

 

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plus its a first ever

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:51

of course there going to show it of hahah

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top fish

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:54

and well done to land it on 50lb. no doubt thre will be plenty of fresh marlin steaks circulating around jurien!

 

 

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They taste better than sambos

Mon, 2011-01-31 19:57

and less get eaten by sharks during capture.  Smoked marlin is great eating.  Striped marlin smokes up better than blue tho. jmo. 

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i agree with you striped are a bit better

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:01

 than blues.One that got weighed in gamex back in the late 80s got smoked the next day and was all gone before the end of the weigh in the next day.I was walking from one serving tray to the next to hide my cravings

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Fair go, one fish in how many

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:11

Fair go, one fish in how many years.The fish was definately not wasted, several families wil be enjoying this fish. I personally have releaesed all the billfish I have caught, however, this was a first for our community after alot of hard work to get our FAD program up and running and prove there is a game fishery off Jurien plenty of people who will maybe never see one of these fish got there chance. Top effort I say,

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They have nothing to explain as far as i am concerned.

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:28

 If someone takes a marlin that is the same age as a small dhu and feed a few families then that is just good economics allround.That means the people that get some dont go out and catch a feed themselves.One marlin saves 20 dhu is a win no matter what way you look at it.Before people pick on these guys think about how many of you have had a sambo full of eggs sharked then gone for another drift to have the same thing happenThink about how many of us have put a spanish flag on as a live bait for a mackie.The perfect size live bait for a mack is two to three times older than this marlin.How many of us have drifted a lump in 50 plus meters and skull dragged small demersal after small demersal in the hope of catching one size oneHow many of you have left a blowie on the jetty to die a slow death or worse played footy with it.Sh@t i have seen people pull the claws off undersize crabs and thrown them back to die a slow death.Well done on the fish boys and dont take any notice of the knockers as they over their fishing career have no doubt done far worse than take a marlin to feed the masses.I know i have.The thing is if you learn from it or not.

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Tune

Tue, 2011-02-01 06:52

I'll tune up that little violin and play you a tune today TV.

No 'knockers' on this thread that I can see, majority of crew fairly envious of the capture and congratulatory.

Unfortunately the two anglers in question have been ruined for life now, they think the billfishing game is easy peasy.

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Thats true

Tue, 2011-02-01 16:12

 if it was only that easy every time

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Yep, fair call Whitey......as

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:13

Yep, fair call Whitey......as long as it is eaten, I have no issue whatsoever!

 

Billie burgers all round it appears!!!!!!

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Great work there

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:19

Whitey and crew. Would've been an amazing experience and a thrill for all involved.

Ignore the critisism, dare say there a few jealous types out there

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Precious

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:23

Lets not get to precious. Don't see a lot of criticism here, just someones opinion, who btw stated that is was also a fantastic capture.

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I wonder if the fish was "

Mon, 2011-01-31 20:33

I wonder if the fish was " Well Done"

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Awesome capture boys

Tue, 2011-02-01 00:00

from a small Tinnie , well done!!! They taste great on the tooth , smoked or cooked on the hotplate.

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Top Capture

Tue, 2011-02-01 04:53

Quality fish and great to see one landed so far south. A great reward for the local FAD program.

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Wouldnt have been easy

Tue, 2011-02-01 05:48

Wouldnt have been easy bringing that thing over the side of the boat thats for sure.

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Congrats, big fish! Sounds

Tue, 2011-02-01 06:42

Congrats, big fish! Sounds like a few up that way, will be out there for a look when the weather cleans up. How good would it be to not have to travel as far as Exmouth for a bill?

 

Classic catch when you consider a so called expert off this forum choked not that long ago, and you boys did it off your own back TOP EFFORT!

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That's a bit rough. The whole

Tue, 2011-02-01 07:32

That's a bit rough. The whole game changes when it comes to Billies. 95% boredom. 5% total chaos.
Sure you do get it together the more runs on the board you get but it's pretty exciting fishing in the mean time.

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Nice cheap shot

Tue, 2011-02-01 06:57

Plenty of hidden agendas kicking around on FW these days.

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bj you are right

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:31

 hidden agendas for sure, but your ending quotes have an agenda as well

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Correct

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:55

Correct Smiley, but at least I'm pro fishwrecked.

Notice your profile is blank smiley.

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This is insane.

Tue, 2011-02-01 08:11

This is insane. Congratulations to the two fisho's. Mad keen on heading up there this early Saturday morning with Seasport and Craig White. Wow!

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Nice capture, smoked marlin

Tue, 2011-02-01 17:43

Nice capture, smoked marlin is good, a little dry, watch out for the mercury content in the  bigger specimens

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top  capture dudes.great for

Tue, 2011-02-01 17:51

top  capture dudes.great for the fads program as well.see ya at gamex whitey i presume your coming to defend the sailfish title.?? you driving your boat up this year or the big tom cat again ???

.cheers mitch

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well done fella's top effort

Tue, 2011-02-01 17:55

well done fella's top effort and good reward from the FAD program out there.

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awesome effort that and great

Tue, 2011-02-01 18:05

awesome effort that and great to see billies this far south for a change. Hopefully it is more than just a one off and they make it down every year.

Great work fellas and it's gonna go a long way to putting Jurien on the gamefishing map.

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It has been on the map for while

Tue, 2011-02-01 18:22

 just not advertised to muchWell that approx area anyhow.

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awesome fish

Tue, 2011-02-01 18:25

Good stuff guys great fish, any blue on 24 is good a capture, smoked blue all around good chewing

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Top catch there boys!  Great

Tue, 2011-02-01 18:44

Top catch there boys!  Great to see bills get caught so close to home.

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March

Tue, 2011-02-01 18:58

Great effort top fish

Hopefully there will be plenty around in March.........

 

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jurien blue

Tue, 2011-02-01 19:08

awesome work boys!! it would have been an unreal feeling boating that monster in an ali runabout well done!!!!!!!!!!!

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fantastic capture will be one

Tue, 2011-02-01 19:24

fantastic capture will be one to remember for a very long time. by the way this isnt aimed at you at all but have to say it

a couple of weeks ago someone caught there first ever tiger shark off woodies jetty he copped a hell of alot of abuse for keeping such a big animal and was frowned upon even though is was eaten by many people i dont see the difference here but this seems to be perfectly fine.

again this isnt aimed at your great catch its aimed at all the people that wrote bad comments on the other thread and decide that this is so much better.

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difference is this is legal!

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:27

After doing a bit of reading mate (and with the references from carcasmo) it turned out that tiger sharks are in fact included under the whaler shark family and as such keeping a tiger shark of that size is illegal.

Ok, so it might have been gut hooked. But if i keep a dhuie or snapper during the ban that was gut hooked does that make it ok? If so it just becomes an excuse for anyone to say "oh, it was gut hooked". .

Sorry but this has been bugging me since it was locked, raising awareness about the fishing laws should be part of what this site is about. I do a bit of shark fishing and wasnt aware that keeping such a catch was illegal (not that I would).


Would be good to talk about this more in a seperate thread but only with the approval of moderators after the last one was locked.

An awesome catch and sorry to seasport for hijacking such a great thread. Like I said though, the difference is this is legal.

Congrats to the angler!

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Huh?

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:44

Attached is the eligible species list from the GFAA website.

http://www.gfaa.asn.au/html/3eli_01.htm

A tiger shark species is defined as Galeocerdo Cuvier and Whalers are Carcharinus spp.

Ive caught and weighed many sharks in the past including Tigers and Whalers in sanctioned comps - Ive not ever heard that this may have been illegal?

 

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Different

Tue, 2011-02-01 22:09

As you say Lastchance they are different but do appear to come under the same rules in the metro.

Tiger Shark is the Galeocerdo cuvier which isnt a whaler but is in the same family.

If you check the link it is the Family Carcharhinidae that have the new limit.

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/WhalerSharkLimit/Whaler%20Shark%20Size%20Limit%20Change.pdf

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Whaler size limit

Tue, 2011-02-01 22:17

lil off topic srry.... But what im reading is, there is a MAX size limit (700mm from fin to fin) NOT a Min limit? am i reading this right?

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Cheers Tim

Wed, 2011-02-02 00:03

Aha! I only fish Exmouth to Broome (as I live in Ktown). Big state - so many differing regional rules! Pays to be careful!

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Yea lastchance, the rule only

Thu, 2011-02-03 19:18

Yea lastchance, the rule only applies in west coast and south coast bioregions so exmouth to broome youd be ok.

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not trying to piss anyone off

Thu, 2011-02-03 20:14

Can get the WA shark guide from this link http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/op/op001/index.php?0000 family Carcharhinidae (common name whaler family) includes 27 species of shark, one of which is the tiger shark. 

 

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dude seriously get over it

Wed, 2011-02-02 08:09

 it was one shark which was dead anyway!!! think of how many sharks get killed every year in nets by pros!! one bloody shark off a jetty certainly aint going to affect the stocks!

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Great Point

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:09

Spot on Young Yakker

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All that said great fish

Tue, 2011-02-01 21:54

All that said great fish guys.. lil sad to see such a great deep sea fish dead, But if it got eaten well i think its okk BUT, Not To Make A Habbit Of Itt.

Not that it is that ezy to just head out every sunday and catch one for a feed.. Great Catch Guys.

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Fish

Tue, 2011-02-01 22:12

Great fish that one and cant do much better first go.

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Hot off the press,The boys on

Wed, 2011-02-02 14:51

Hot off the press,

The boys on ROCK ALL, just busted off a 250kg plus Blue off Jurien

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Oh its going to be a great year

Wed, 2011-02-02 15:28

 Do the Rock All guys fish exmouth the boat sounds familiar.I am heading your way in a couple of weeks Whitey can you leave a couple of fish out there for me?I will be a bit south so as not to tread on your toes

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we do fish in exmouth mainly

Wed, 2011-02-02 16:43

we do fish in exmouth mainly for the comps the boat is fishing her way to carnarvon from freo at the moment. they lost a good blue of jurien bay today. line parted then the fish swam up to the boat still will lure in then peeled off into the big blue. some where around the 250kg mark

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I havent fished gamex for a while

Wed, 2011-02-02 16:52

 but i have fished it for years with the princes, smithy and a few of the other crew up that way.When the oldest is big enough to handle it i will start doing the mackies comp if Dodgy will have me up there again.If they handle that ok i will do gamex again.We go up just before every year and do the islands up the north of the gulf.

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I'm sure we could make some

Wed, 2011-02-02 19:05

I'm sure we could make some room for you mate. Someone needs to remind these young guys how to fish properly.

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Are you saying i am old

Wed, 2011-02-02 19:12

 Mate?I will need to come up a couple of weeks early and practice fishing with mono again.The last time we fished it we had all the Gt gear rigged ready to go and only spent half our time fishing the comp.We were going to fish sails for the duration with a bit of macks thrown in.That was the plan until someone caught a few sails and we figured it was a bit to hard to catch them so went fishing the bottom instead.I think the boat was called tara it was an ugly green thing with a massive donk and a couple of even uglier crew.lol

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I can assure you that 'Tara'

Wed, 2011-02-02 20:24

I can assure you that 'Tara' and her crew are only getting uglier by the year. haha.

Only tagged one sail last year though. Too hard getting through the Blacks.

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Great capture , can't beat

Wed, 2011-02-02 16:46

Great capture , can't beat your first marlin, and on the first outing even better , great job and some beaut marlin steaks for the BBQ so nice cooked very simple

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What Mako said, and it is

Wed, 2011-02-02 20:50

What Mako said and others, and it is your first Marlin, personally I dont think there is anything wrong with keeping the odd one especially your first, more so if its hard to release.  

Thin sliced smoked Marlin is the best.

Love your work.

 

 

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No problem

Thu, 2011-02-03 02:43

Heaps of billies are caught and released each year which makes us anglers have a warm and fuzzy, but we all know that no matter how long you swim them if they 'swam (sank) off strongly' there are some that dont survive. I reckon there is absolutely no problem keeping a billfish of any size or capture number.

They are just a little difficult to get into the Webber and they need heaps of alfoil!

There is nothing more inspiring than seeing an iconic fish such as the Marlin up close, see how big its mouth actually is, fixed pectorals on the Blacks, height of the dorsal on the Stripeys etc. I dont think those guys fully realise the capture they had achieved - we will all remember the boys in Jurien that caught that big Blue in 2011!

 

JMO

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If only this wind would piss

Thu, 2011-02-03 13:41

If only this wind would piss off! Hanging to hit Jurien or Rotto Trench. Should be a cracker season, metro marlin would be the ultimate fish for myself

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well done

Thu, 2011-02-03 20:03

 rob and dwayne,was out  there the same day in jurien trying before the front came in, have been trolling for years out at the rotto trench, with no luck, but can tell you if this year, i hook in and boat a beaky unfortunately this fish wont swim another day, i remember a day at coral bay and captain bernie had to bring a large fish to shore due to having  a heart attack, huge fish the front inloader was at full stretch and the tail was still on the ground, this certain fish had one path and that was the offal pit at coral bay tip, very sad but the way it falls sometimes, and before the knockers join in i will put photos up if needed but i hope it wont come to it

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Nice fellas we tag and

Thu, 2011-02-03 20:57

Nice fellas we tag and realease ours but one bled too much throgh the gills so we kept it and it was really good to eat

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Lets put some balance in this post!

Thu, 2011-02-03 21:37

I've been following this post since it's inception and I think it's time someone brought some balance to it's content. Yes, it is fantasic that we have the opportunity to pit our wits against these magnificent billfish in "metro" waters. Unfortunately the devastation and grief the La Nina weather pattern brings to the north east of the country is what provides us with this rare occurance of Marlin so far south (its got bugger all to do with any FAD programme). My ears are already ringing with the derision and critisism that reaction to my comments will bring but here goes. There are numerous reasons why billfish are viewed as the pinnacle of gamefishing, their rarity, fighting qualities, and  the skill required of the angler, skipper and team to name but a few. To view them as "beaut marlin steaks" or "yummy smoked marlin" leaves me bemused. Are there so many of you that are unable to catch a feed that you have to resort to killing a billfish? Or is the hunter gatherer mentality so prolific it clouds your sensibilities? The justification that has been repeatedly used regarding the inevitable death of a fish after a two and a half hour fight is so off beam it beggars belief, or perhaps it is ignorance or misinformation on how to simply revive the fish. Simple research on billfish recapture statisitics will reveal the truth as would reading magazines such as Bluewater or Marlin Magazine with their numerous columns on recaptures of granders years later, sometimes thousands of miles away! The first rule of reviving and releasing any billfish regardless of size is DONT DRAG THE BLOODY THING INTO THE BOAT just to get your ugly mugs in a photo. The damage you do to their spines and internal organs is the single greatest contributing factor to their untimely death, FACT! Unless its a "rat" under 60 or so kilos and you've got a proper transom door at water level to slide them through, do what the pro game boats do, take your photo of the fish while its in the water prior to release. To those of you that are back slapping and high fiving over a fish of this size on 50 I suggest you visit the IGFA website and see how unimpressive a capture it really is! There are millions of dollars invested in boats, gear and research for tag and release gamefishing in Australia, do we fisho's in Perth really have to portray ourselves with such a redneck mindset to the rest of the gamefishing community? OK start screaming at me!

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I whole heartedly agree with most of your post

Thu, 2011-02-03 21:54

 But i also dont see why these guys should get frowned at for taking one either.As long as it didnt end up wasted.It is also a shame that Queensland has suffered of late but we can only control our actions and take advantage of our weather while it is here.All of the release parts of your post apply to other fish as well if you dump a fish on a hot deck and take 5 mins ripping at its face trying to get a 10 cent hook back so you dont need a new rig is just as bad.All that aside i still stand by the fact that if (and i say if) i ever take one it will make very yummie smoked marlin steaks and not a gram will be wasted apart from the bones of cause.

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So tell me have you got your info from years on the water or hours on the internet?

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