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by BarraMan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4273
Views: 237434

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Here's another video from our recent trip to the Northern Territory chasing barramundi.

by BarraMan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1796
Views: 98010

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Congratulations Michael! Sounds like you are well on track for Skinnydip to meet all of your expectations. Please forgive me for a little glimmer of refief that all did not go according to plan, but I look forward to driving the chase/camera boat for the real”splash” and sea trials in 2018, when I a...
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PNW CX 25 scaled up
Replies: 88
Views: 3799

Re: PNW CX 25

First rule of boatbuilding - Don't add up the cost of consumables! Just keep telling yourself, and SWMBO, it's not much.
by BarraMan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 1796
Views: 98010

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 am
Wouldn't be dead for quids. :D
Michael, sitting here planning my next assault on the McArthur River Barra, that's what I keep thinking to myself.

Cheers

Lee
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4273
Views: 237434

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Wow Lee! What an adventure and that last picture makes me jealous. We worked with Barramundi at my lab for a few years, and they are VERY impressive. You could "feel" it in your feet when they struck. 85cm is a BIG one for sure. What did it weigh? Cape man, we don't generally bother weighing Barra,...
by BarraMan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4273
Views: 237434

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Eric1 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:35 am
That looked like a fun trip! :D
Yes, we had a ball!
by BarraMan
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4273
Views: 237434

Re: Anyone Fishing?

A big milestone for these two - first time in the Territory. http://www.fototime.com/CBB5F34099FE357/standard.jpg A watering hole along the way. http://www.fototime.com/DC7D5237E29A95A/standard.jpg Home base for the week. http://www.fototime.com/05383B62DDB13B4/standard.jpg The boat travelled well. ...
by BarraMan
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 766
Views: 62474

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Well, my boat has been put to the ultimate test and realised its destiny. I started out to build a boat that would take myself and a few mates to some of the most remote fishing spots in Australia, chasing the illusive Lates calcarifer ie Barramundi. Over the last week of September we towed the boat...
by BarraMan
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread
Replies: 29
Views: 411

Re: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread

However, I have a few questions regarding this: 1. Does this scaling dramatically change the behaviour, seaworthiness and predictability of the boat? Jacques has mentioned on several occasions that it really should be a new design. You won't know until you build it and put it on the water. I messed...
by BarraMan
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4273
Views: 237434

Re: Anyone Fishing?

I have spent the last week on a 4000 km round trip to fish for Barramundi in the McArthur River system in the Northern Territory (NT) with my younger son, my Brother and a mate. The NT lived up to its reputation as a top barra fishery. We caught lots of fish on a variety of lures. Top fish of the we...