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Originally posted by Marknado4000 Marknado4000 wrote:

Im not an expert on the topic but ill do my best, theres either starting, deep-cycle or dual purpose. The batteries have lead plates inside, starting batteries have alot of thin plates which give alot of power in short bursts to start an engine, these are cheap and dont take well to being run flat (hard on the plates), a deep-cycle has fewer plates that are alot thicker so can withstand being slowly drained hundreds of times, but doesnt offer much starting power, these cost heaps and have two sets of terminals. The dual purpose is kind of inbetween, still costs alot, and has two sets of terminals. I think the best situation is one of each, but if space is a premium the dual purpose isnt a bad option. Especially for me as I assume this big screen will draw a fair bit of power.

Yep I understand both, ex - marine electronics tech, good choice!

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Late update, but I picked the trailer up from glav on thursday afternoon, and totally underestimated the work that would be involved with getting it assembled post galv. Regardless we got it assembled and the boat sitting on it before I took it home to fit up the center console into the hull. It turned out to be a veeeeery late night. But is all looking good. Its now at the boat shop having the engine fitted as we speak Wacko

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Jason at Active Outboards works super fast and got the motor fitted up quick, really happy with how it looks on there, the trailer launched and retrieved like a dream, (the ramp was very calm and quite steep so not the ultimate test). The sea-trial went ok, had a bit of porpoising so we are looking to remedy that first. 3 guys standing on one side of a 14 foot boat without it flipping is very impressive.






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That must fly with that on there?
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What a little beauty!
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Pocket battleship! Just look at that sounder up there :D
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Looks good on the water
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Did this to the old man boat, got Nautech Marine to extend legs on the bait board. Works a treat as everything at hand whilst fishing, and covers dead space from petrol tanks. Looks like the birds love sitting on it as well.
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Also stuck a trademe T top on it, which gives a great amount of hand holds. Boat works a treat.
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Man she looks good on the water.

Love the look of that bait board MIDJIT, nicely done.

What are you thinking for baitboard Marknado? And additional rod holders?
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You could put a lot more than three people on the side of that boat before you capsize it. It's going to be a little machine when done.

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Originally posted by OneWayTraffic OneWayTraffic wrote:

You could put a lot more than three people on the side of that boat before you capsize it. It's going to be a little machine when done.


Yeah I bet, will test when I have a few more people on board LOL

Originally posted by RooW RooW wrote:

Man she looks good on the water.

Love the look of that bait board MIDJIT, nicely done.

What are you thinking for baitboard Marknado? And additional rod holders?

Will be additional rod holders coming, but not a bait board for this one, wouldnt get much use on my boat!
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The Smartwave seat/bin was next on my list to get the chop. Size-wise its identical in dimensions to a 90l long Icey-Tek, but is only single skinned (no insulation) with bolts through into the floor and no bung for draining/cleaning. So its more of a dry storage bin than a chilli/fish bin. And with its size it takes up more real estate on the deck than I was happy with. 

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55L Grey Icey-Tek - Overall its a fair bit smaller, but big enough for all I need, I wont be using it as a seat much as I prefer to stand but being a bit lower its still a nice height and will offer more protection from spray over the side if I need it.


The bin had to be easily removable for taking off the boat to fillet, or take onto the beach etc, so needed to not be bolted down. I didnt want anything hard protruding above the floor youre likely to kick, so eyelets and bolts were out of the question.

This is the system I have come up with for now, a slot cut into the Icey-Tek with plastic camlock Aerofasts around a piece of rope passed through the threaded inserts of the existing bin tied underneath.



With the bin removed it just leaves two pieces of rope laying on the floor. Perfect for short topwater casting trips etc where I dont need a bin and the space is more useful.



If I want to swap the smartwave one back for extra storage it only takes a couple of minutes.

And lastly no one wants beers covered in fish or wet sandwiches, so I modified the Icey-Tek to have a removable basket to dry-store the important things.


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You're ridiculous!  pretty much the best thought out small boat I have ever seen. Well done!
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thought on the bin (and maybe no bait board)
 We have taken to gutting fish as we catch them, rinse throw in bin.
 This has made a huge diffrence to our fillets.. taste and now noticing last far longer in the fridge..
 The fish dont poo bleed over each other.
When clean the bin its basically only needs a wipe out..thu do hose it anyway.
 We used to keep lunch , drinks in separate containers rather than the fish bin, because of the ungutted fish would tant food very quick.
We have also gone from bags sea ice and surry, make  own sea salt blocks, to  plastic freezer blocks...lifting these above fish as they go in the bin and into the gut cavity of the larger fish.
The freezer blocks did cause a problem, when dropping them in the bin from the freezer before loading the boat.. cracking the bottom of the bin liner. A trimmed sheet of 1" polystyrene laid in the bottom.

Gutting means need a bench, and you mentioned back a bit not needing a bait board. We have our normal bait board, and another basic one that clips (star clips) to the gunnels that we use to boil up a cuppa , or cook up a couple fillets at sea, or overnighting.. BUT the star clips have way too much bounce/ play to be practical , so have a leg under it to support. Its just a bit of broom handle the right length.
the 'table' spends most of its time stows on its side away in a cnr.

 When we gut we also have a set of heavy duty kitchen shears.. these clip the sharp points off the fish spines.. dont cut flush with the body. This makes filleting later far easier when home... and rinsing hands at end of the day in lemon juice not painful.

Im not so sure about the rope tie downs.. I can see the seat sliding and even bounce on a wave...
I think I would be looking at hatch clips.. on the bin and the small metal loop ends on the floor???
 Sort of like this

Or clip quick release buckle/ strap like on battery box , except not going right over, but thru clips on the side of the bin.
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Originally posted by Steps Steps wrote:

 We have taken to gutting fish as we catch them, rinse throw in bin.
 This has made a huge difference to our fillets.. taste and now noticing last far longer in the fridge..
 


Particularly relevant to tarakihi.

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Originally posted by Moots Moots wrote:

You're ridiculous!  pretty much the best thought out small boat I have ever seen. Well done!

LOL Hopefully she will be a good-un.

Steps, thanks for your thoughts, Ive been without a bait board on both my boats for 3+ years now, and haven't wished for one yet. I have tried gutting at sea previously, and just prefer to do this at home. It works for me.

The fastenings are VERY secure, I cant budge it with my force when testing, I lined the bottom of the bin with 3M Anti slip tape, which meshes with the carpet and sticks like **** to a blanket.


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Depending on the forces involved in the strapping, you may find that plastic slit on the bin deforming over time. Polyethylene will creep under pressure. Anti slip tape or velcro a good idea. 

Time will tell, but a plastic welder would sort it fast.


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