Rocky & Kathys big trip

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#46 Post by rocky » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Well had another trip out on Coorooman ck but in a stinker. Took Kath out for a fish in the boat our friends lent us and I only managed a fish the locals call a dart nothing like the ones you get on the beach though, Kath on the other hand caught a fat 50cm Flathead, three Cod and lost anther three fish I called for Cod. Kath reckons it was like a charter as I did all the rigging, baiting up, boat driving and taking the fish off. We also set 4 crab traps but no luck with them. Also found out that there is a croc farm not far from where I fished last time in the yak!!!
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#47 Post by arpie » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:17 pm

hahaha DEFINITELY looking VERY relaxed there, Rocky!!

Don't forget to write 741 on your Brag Tray - so that any fish you measure on it will be 'in our fishing comps'!! :grin:

Well done to Kath for catching all the fish! :gu:

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#48 Post by rocky » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:29 pm

Well haven’t posted on this for a while but have put a few up mainly in Estuary reports so if interested check them out, not sure how to link.
We spent 4 months in Yeppoon then made our way down the coast stopping at Gin Gin then Bundaberg, Maryborough, Toowoomba, Laidley, Gold Coast then on to Newcastle for a couple of months with family over Christmas and New Year also catching up with some of the mid coasters.
We are now back on the road left on Sunday 21/1 stopping at Bingara for 3 days on the banks of the Gwydir river now in Moree enjoying the spa pools, when we leave will head for Carnarvon gorge stopping at St George and Injune on the way. Only problem so for is the new fridge freezer has $&@! Itself only a month old.
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#49 Post by arpie » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Happy Safe Travels ..... hope you have a Dash Cam! :beye:

Bugger about the fridge!! A 'reputable brand'?? Should have no trouble replacing it anyway - it is obviously well within 'warrant/product life expectation'!!

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#50 Post by johnt » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Don't tell me this is the fridge you were all excited about. Also like the stealth a lot. Might take a while to learn to paddle properly though.
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#51 Post by newknees2 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:30 am

I like your choice of beer!!!!! :wink: What brand of fridge/freezer is it??

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#52 Post by rocky » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Oops change of plans, we can do can’t we, now in Goondiwindi for a few days and heading east with a plan to stop off at BJelke Peterson dam then off to Hervey Bay the coast is like a magnet. Intend doing Carnarvon gorge when it’s a bit cooler in April- May.
Roberta we don’t have dash cam but it is on a wish list :).

Yep John it is the fridge we just bought because it has a freezer compartment ):

Pete will let you know after I sort out warranty, it looks favourable at the moment but not holding my breath.

Talking about fridges the wiring in the car to the van fridge died so into autolec for fix with heavier cable.

Happy news we are all well and I am going have a few ales:)

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#53 Post by arpie » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:05 pm

....Roberta we don’t have dash cam but it is on a wish list :)......

I got mine some years back from the Post Office .... $70 - you can get them for less now -and if in an accident, can offer proof of who's at fault - particularly if the driver isn't there to tell THEIR side of the story! :cry: Well worth the investment - some insurers reduce your premium if you let them know you are using them - so they pay for themselves! :wink:

Seriously - if involved in a big truck smash - the truckies usually survive ..... those in cars don't always! :?:

You can get a more expensive one that is built into the front mirror - with front and rear cameras - so it virtually covers all angles. Mine is just a front one.

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#54 Post by rocky » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:14 pm

arpie wrote:....Roberta we don’t have dash cam but it is on a wish list :)......

I got mine some years back from the Post Office .... $70 - you can get them for less now -and if in an accident, can offer proof of who's at fault - particularly if the driver isn't there to tell THEIR side of the story! :cry: Well worth the investment - some insurers reduce your premium if you let them know you are using them - so they pay for themselves! :wink:

Seriously - if involved in a big truck smash - the truckies usually survive ..... those in cars don't always! :?:

You can get a more expensive one that is built into the front mirror - with front and rear cameras - so it virtually covers all angles. Mine is just a front one.

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Touch wood I have not had any serious incidents, just seems as though fridges don’t like me maybe I put to much pressure on them to keep my beer cold :)
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#55 Post by newknees2 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Do you have a dual battery system in your tug or is the wiring direct from your main battery?
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#56 Post by rocky » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:21 pm

newknees2 wrote:Do you have a dual battery system in your tug or is the wiring direct from your main battery?
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Have a battery in the tub serviced by a dc-dc charger for the portable fridge. The van runs from the car when travelling and the autolec today has put in heavier cable to stop power drop and a relay so when I stop the power stops feeding the van so it won’t flatten the car battery. The new cable also charges the van batteries while travelling. Ford had used to light a cable and it finally gave out, cheapskates.
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#57 Post by Mackayak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Things looking good the cut out when you stop is good have one fitted to tug now. Our van is due end Feb so hopefully starting some trips then. Enjoy your travails., :wink:
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#58 Post by rocky » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:02 pm

Mackayak wrote:Things looking good the cut out when you stop is good have one fitted to tug now. Our van is due end Feb so hopefully starting some trips then. Enjoy your travails., :wink:
Hope van turns up when due so you can get into some traveling, may catch up on road somewhere.

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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#59 Post by newknees2 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:16 am

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Pete
Have a battery in the tub serviced by a dc-dc charger for the portable fridge. The van runs from the car when travelling and the autolec today has put in heavier cable to stop power drop and a relay so when I stop the power stops feeding the van so it won’t flatten the car battery. The new cable also charges the van batteries while travelling. Ford had used to light a cable and it finally gave out, cheapskates.[/quote]
That's the way to go!!! Shouldn't have any problems now. :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Rocky & Kathys big trip

#60 Post by rocky » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:43 pm

Well spent three days at BJelke Peterson Dam only caught one Bass on first day of 36cm ‘no pic’. Put traps out that night for red claw but came up zero next morning so went for a fish after pulling the traps with no hits for over an hour of targeting points and drop offs. Headed out to the middle and drifted with the wind throwing black/purple procure curl tail grub at fish sitting mid water and managed 3 fish up to 40cm and took some pics or thought I did as when using poleroids you can’t see the screen very well, so it’s point and hope. Got back to camp and went to check pics but only had pics of the strap and my hand as I had accidentally switched the camera around er dumbo. The wind got stronger so packed everything up to leave the next day instead of going out that arvo only to get up next morning to no wind and glasses out conditions ah well.
Now in Urangan for a few days and guess what it raining :).
Update the power from car to van is all good now but no joy yet re warranty for car fridge still waiting for supplier to get back to us grrr been over a week now.
That’s all for now so fishy yakking and safe travels.

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