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by Simon Gilbert
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: On The Bench
Topic: July FOTM - The bloodworm
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: July FOTM - The bloodworm

Popular with some guides in New Zealand when the trout refuse everything else. They cover the hook with red heat shrink.

I must admit , I have indulged successfully. I wouldn't call it 'fly fishing' but it's better than bait ( and no smelly hands)
by Simon Gilbert
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: General pics
Replies: 53
Views: 14632

Re: General pics

Not really a picture - but definitely not fly fishing. https://youtu.be/EH_xdSAbQqs At Chills Crossing (entrance to Arnhem in the NT). Been here a couple of times but never fished it. Famous for crocs. I think at least a couple of people have been taken from here. I think one went for a swim...suici...
by Simon Gilbert
Tue May 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: General pics
Replies: 53
Views: 14632

Re: General pics

Still a couple of people surfing....
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by Simon Gilbert
Tue May 26, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: General pics
Replies: 53
Views: 14632

Re: General pics

I don't know the last time that Trigg Island was actually an island. I have a small memory of some 40+ years ago that I saw it. Probably since but certainly not common (Monday afternoon).
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by Simon Gilbert
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

https://m.facebook.com/lithiumbatterysystems/ Do a singular battery of whatever V you want.looks interesting and a young bloke called Will Prowse on Instagram does all sort of reviews on any think 12v solar and lithium and goes to town pulling things apart. They do look good. I'd be interested in p...
by Simon Gilbert
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

TM = trolling motor Ok...just there is at least one company selling lithium Ion batteries called TM Batteries LTD and many other manufacturers that have TM model batteries (that don't seem to be for trolling motors). So probably not a good abbreviation to use.... Actually after sending my last post...
by Simon Gilbert
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

TM battery? Do I understand this refers to lithium ion batteries?? If they are big enough to run a 24v electric battery all day, they must be big (in available amp hours not size). They must be expensive!! Seem like they could be great...i have no experience with these as I dont have an elecric moto...
by Simon Gilbert
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

Allan...if your looking at charging during a camping trip (and assuming you are fishing in the boat during the day), you're going to need to swap another set of batteries over onto the shore to charge during the day. You will ever get enough charge into 2 x 12 volt batteries ( I'm assuming the motor...
by Simon Gilbert
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

And the other thing....if your battery is 24volts you either need a transformer ( again reducing efficiency) or 2 panels setup in series. Panels put out 18volts. While I've got a fair amount of experience with using them on 12 volt batteries I have none for 24volt. In writing this i just realised th...
by Simon Gilbert
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Boats/Motors/Electronics
Topic: Solar powered battery chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Solar powered battery chargers

Oh and you loose efficiency through a regulator. You MUST use a regulator or you can easily wreck an expensive battery. They don't need to be expensive. As Martin said...redarc is particularly good but you don't need this good if you are only using the panel to charge a battery ( and thats the only ...