FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by Fishane » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:49 pm

FishnDive wrote: My best bets for a fish are Friday night and Sunday.
You do realise the weather's looking good for tuna on Sunday? And they've been catching an amazing number of barrels. I think the counts up to 72 large tuna (either side of 100kg) in the last 17 days!

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by FishnDive » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:22 pm

Fishane wrote:
FishnDive wrote: My best bets for a fish are Friday night and Sunday.
You do realise the weather's looking good for tuna on Sunday? And they've been catching an amazing number of barrels. I think the counts up to 72 large tuna (either side of 100kg) in the last 17 days!
Reports I got today, were that they were in 70m, that's a fair way out!
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by Fishane » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:41 pm

They've been caught in as close as 35m with plenty recently at 50m. Plus plenty of school fish in close. They will move around at varying depths and a lot of boats wont even start trolling till they're out a fair way.

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by Jordo » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:57 am

All the reports I've seen say 50-150m
50m is yakable, we were in 50-52m last time
One was caught yesterday that went 145kg!!!!!
Sunday I've got work though.... :(
Hopefully you guys can get down there, I'll be watching for the reports
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by Fishane » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:38 am

For 50-70m water you're better off launching from the beach at Cape Bridegwater. A 5.5km paddle puts you in 50m and 70m after 7.5km. From there it's productive barrel grounds all the way across to Cape Nelson in the same 70m depth that many of the barrels have come from (some have come from Bridgewater as well).

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by sharknett » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:39 pm

I would imagine hooking a true barrel would see you towed you around mercilessly for hours. Sounds like fun.

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500

Post by Fishane » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:25 pm

sharknett wrote:I would imagine hooking a true barrel would see you towed you around mercilessly for hours. Sounds like fun.
4 hours is a fairly common fight time for the boats using 24kg gear. Definitely a lot of fun but would be pretty exhausting as well. The there's the issue of what to do with 100kg of tuna.

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FishNdive's Fisha 500 Rigging - No drill anchor trolley

Post by FishnDive » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:33 pm

Work's been pretty busy the last couple of weeks but today I finally got a few hours free to do some rigging on the new yak.
Here's how she looked at the factory day 1:
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With snapper season almost here first up was an anchor trolley from bow to stern on the starboard side. Pictures aren't great in the underground carpark:
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For my pulleys, the front attachment point was a stainless carabina to the front carry handle and for the rear I took the tab on the side for the seat and moved it under the rear handle and connected the second carabina there. Then on each of the bungee holders along the side I added some p-clips to run the anchor line through. The pics should explain it better:
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FishNdive's Fisha 500 Rigging - Hatch Mods

Post by FishnDive » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:34 pm

A couple of quick mods to the fish hatch lid:
First mod was to add a quick close bungee, doing up the straps on the hatch during sp/squid sessions would be a pita:
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Vic regs require an epirb for offshore work so I added mine to the underside of the hatch lid for easy access, it will stay with the boat and I'll have a PLB and mobile with me in the PFD.
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The back hatch will be replace with a hobie one at some stage as I much preferred it on the Evo, until I get around to that I'll make do but did get Dennis to add a couple of extra rod holders pro fish style and I've added a railblaza hd starport to hold my berleypro light for night fishing and a flag offshore.
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For anyone else doing this mod, the rear hatch is different to the one in my old evo and doesn't protrude back as far. Its a different material too, my old Evo had the same material as the fish hatch in the back but this has a black plastic container. Due to the hatch not protruding back as far, you can't get the railblaza port on the flat part of the deck AND have the four bolts coming through to the back hatch. Only the front two bolts will come through to the hatch with the rear two coming through the deck behind the hatch wall if that make sense? As a result I made a backing plate that fits on the back inside the hatch and had to use two bolts in the front two holes but two self tappers in the back two. Realistically though the front two bolts with a backing plate is plenty to hold the starport on there anyway.
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FishNdive's Fisha 500 Rigging - Fish Finder Install

Post by FishnDive » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:34 pm

Before the yak arrived I had a different fish finder install planned. I found installing the inspection hatch in the fishbox was a pain to doin the Evo and wasn't looking forward to doing it again. The idea I had was to install the inspection hatch in the flat bungee/cargo area behind the rear hatch. I had thought to epoxy in a foam battery holder under that back deck and mount the transducer in there too. Then I would put a hobie thru hull plug in the side of the fish hatch and send some fishing line/light wire back through that hole to pull the wiring through to the fish hatch. BTW the new model thru hull plugs dont have that nut on the back they have a flat screw on plate. Hobie used them in the special edition outback @ 1m38s in this vid:
That was the plan at least but when the boat arrived, it seems that Stealth are running out their boats with the little square 1.5Ah battery holder/hatches installed in the fish hatch. I decided to go with that and put the tranny in there. I picked up a Tallon mount to tidy up the install on the hatch lid but I'm yet to install it as it requires a 50mm hole saw and I only had a 48mm and 51mm when I went to go do it.
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Saw in one of Jamie's videos he had added a fish length sticker in the fishbox and thought that was a clever idea so did that too.
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Tallon mount installed in hatch lid for sounder:
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by mehi » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:35 pm

Really looking the goods, enjoy the ride
Number one thing guys Enjoy yourself at all costs

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by MrTall » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:06 pm

Looking good Eoin.
Does the stainless carabiner/pulley thing bounce around (ie in transit), and will it chip the glass?
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by FishnDive » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:14 pm

MrTall wrote:Looking good Eoin.
Does the stainless carabiner/pulley thing bounce around (ie in transit), and will it chip the glass?
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Good point, I haven't had a chance to check yet. I have some of the adhesive backed foam for draught-proofing windows lying around somewhere that I can add to the back of the pulleys to hopefully stop that from happening.
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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by Dennist » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:15 am

Nice work Eoin,

She is looking good. I like your idea of the quick release for the hatch.

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Re: FishNdive's Fisha 500 -Rigging Added

Post by FishnDive » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:34 pm

Dennist wrote:Nice work Eoin,

She is looking good. I like your idea of the quick release for the hatch.
Cheers DT, thanks for the great service!
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