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  1. My custom cover made from Sunbrella (or similar, can’t remember) material is about 6 years old. Has lost some of repelling feature but water runs off and very very little if any gets inside. the bloke who made it recommends 303 Fabric Guard, but this gets a little expensive for the amount you (I) would need. https://www.automegastore.com.au/303-fabric-guard-for-marine-fabrics-473ml?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtJeNBhCVARIsANJUJ2EhzS7ZT3yE2_78v7j-DetfuyhA8qBAtvwuRNN8dCK50AeGSf9W8ssaAjL9EALw_wcB I’m still looking for a suitable product to do mine. let me know if you find something.
  2. I’d give some thought about the future. Do you intend keeping for some time or upgrading to bigger 1. Two adults and one child will soon become three adults, and if that additional adult comes along that will be four adults. If you intend keeping for some time, I’d be looking at getting something now that accommodates three adults comfortably and the fourth adult would not make it to crowded. There are plenty of options out there for this scenario. Also consider a glass boat if you want the wife to be comfortable. Just my thoughts and opinion. Hope it all works out, you’ll love the boating experience
  3. If Sea Ranger is talking about South West Marine, I too can voucher for their work. The owner (without mentioning names) is very good and knowledgeable. His reputation from here and where he previously worked before starting his own business is first class
  4. I second Noel’s comments, having owned a 4.75 V-Sea and now a 5 metre V-Sea. Excellent boat for what you want, and an outstanding sea boat for its size.
  5. Totally agree Fab. Appears I don’t live to far from you. I sat in my boat for a couple of hours the other day. Cleaned a few things in, removed the radio aerial (both to be replaced). Just chilled in the boat and enjoyed my alone time. Can’t wait to hit the water again.
  6. Sea Ranger, I understand your worry about tradies and what job would end up like. I note the area you live. I would take your boat down to https://www.swmarineau.com 1/40 Stennett Road, Ingleburn Talk with Nick (very experienced) and Stephen (Nick trained). They are both really good men and very helpful. Have a chat with them over what can be done. After your good chat with them, you can make your mind up about what to do. I’m a firm believer in getting it done the right way, the first time. Cheers and good luck.
  7. I’ve a 2000 model Johnson 115hp V4 Oceanpro (2nd owner). I have run 95 in this motor since I’ve had it and the original owner told me that he ran 95 in it since new. Neither him nor I have had any fuel related issues using this fuel. I can also say that since I’ve had the motor I have only used BP fuel, as I don’t go looking for somewhere to save a cent or two. The Evinrude site says use 87 or 89 octane fuel, but the USA fuel rating are taken from AKI which is the average of RON & MON indexes. Now getting technical, but the American 89 octane is, I think somewhere between Australian 95 & 91. So once again it’s your choice Use what you want but find one that you are happy with and stick to it. Same goes for oil, find a TC-W3 rated brand that you believe works for you and stick with it. It really is a personal choice and what works for and is readily available to you Good Luck
  8. There are others around and prices vary, but here is one at Whitworths
  9. Frank - with the latest restriction you’ll probably find that they are no longer allowed to be open. You missed the boat as they say in the classics by a few days. Sure you’ll find something else to keep you occupied. By the way, great work on the trailer
  10. I’ve been thinking of getting some of these myself. The one I’m looking at says the muffs are rubber. I agree the plastic would be not as good a seal and I would recommend https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/360678964911
  11. Mullatt try this place https://www.theboatwarehouse.com.au/motors-parts-inboard-outboard/outboard-accessories/outboard-motor-flushers-37609/
  12. Enter your measurements in here and get the cubic metres of your tub. https://www.calculator.net/volume-calculator.html 1 cubic metre equals 1000 lites
  13. It’ll be no power machine with fishing gear and people, but will adequately do the job of getting you to some favourite fishing spots. GoodLuck
  14. That possibly is correct, but the tilt trim on my Johnson 115 hp has lasted 20 years and there has never been a cents spent on it.
  15. My Garmin GPS is brilliant. Also I have read other people’s view on Garmin GPS and they appear to be the better units for gps. Good luck
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