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:) hi all

I am in the process of planning an offshore bash around the Botany FADS in summer 2007, Dollies and Kings #1 target. I have commenced the initial planning and have suggested a party of six. I have made contact with Scotty Lyon's in Sydney and he is keen to give it a bash so I will continue to talk with Scotty on that section. I am pretty confident in a sponsor to cover the cost and am negotiating that area already. So all you will need is enthusiasm and I dont know any of us who is lacking in that department. I have filled 2 positions. Post replies here, dont PM as it will be good for all to express their views on this type of trip. It will also allow for those with experience in this area to pass on their own wisdom on the subject. As with our American Yak brothers this will no doubt become a regular occurance in our sport over the years.

Look forward to your replies.

:D fishing Russ
 

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Hi Russ
I will be in on that, depending on what my flying roster will be. I assume you are talking around January-February?
I love fishing out on the ocean, and I would be out there more often had the weather shown a bit of kindness to me over the last few months. I will certainly be there with my 15' Prowler and my shark shield...er...not that we will need it..right guys..??...Er..guys..guys..
Cheers

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:lol: Great Simon That makes it 3 only 3 more spots to go. I dont have to fill em, as the cost is the same. I know it's a long way off but I have a few ideas for this trip and I need to get it on the move I am hoping to get some footage of it for future reference.

Thanks for the interest mate it will be a cracker. I will add you to the list and PM you with info. next week.

:D fishing Russ
 

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G'day Russ.

I'm keen to fish offshore over summer and dollies/kings are at the top of my list however I'm not sure what you're suggesting here??

As you've limited this to 6 people (which is what Scotts boat comfortably accomodates) it sounds like you are talking about a charter fishing day ??(no kayaks)??

Or is the plan to get Scott Lyons to transport the yaks out to the FAD's in his boat and then we use that as a mothership?? I've been on Scotts boat before and I'd say that it's not big enough to carry 6 guys and yaks.

Or are you talking about a trip where we paddle out and are accompanied by him (just in case someone gets into difficulty)

As the FADs' are a few km's out to sea this topic has been raised and discussed befeore - ie are they TOO far out for a safe paddle and would a 'mothership' option be the best bet? Occy has indicated that his Bro in law's Riviera may be available to do this.

Can you clarify?
 

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:D DaveyG

Scott told me that 5 Yaks would'nt be a prob on a good day. So if we arrange something we may have to stick with that number. I apologize for the lack of info in my post, I certainly do mean that we fish from our Yak's :shock: A stink boat is a mere vessel only worthy of the transportation of Kayaks 8) unless the King's are on out wide then we do love a good stink boat :p

I know this has been discussed before but talkin aint walkin so I will push the :?: :arrow:

I will get onto Occy today as I would like to get this into action 8) think I might have a nice carrot to dangle under his Bro inlaws snorkel.

That makes 4 so far

Now where's Occy :twisted:

:D fishing Russ
 

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Russ, you should try to contact Gatesy as he has previously tried to organise a trip to the FADS and he would be as keen as.

Catch ya Scott
 

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I half expected Michael to pop his head outta my computer screen by now Scott :lol:

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:D Thanks for your input Redphoenix very much appreciate it mate. Maybe in a few years we can hire an old barge and the bloody lot of us can get out there.

Simon they say there is safety in numbers but Ithink I'll fish next to you mate :lol:

:D fishing Russ
 

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:p Well that makes it six :roll: If only we could squeeze in one more we would be the magnificent 7 8) :oops:

Now lets make it happen :evil:

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Put me down for one as well if infact the boat can accomodate 7. If not then put me down as a backup and I'll sit on the bench incase someone drops out.

Sure would feel better out there with one of those shark shields though :shock: Simon, did you buy yours in Sydney?

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:D Bloody hell, OH&S refresher how :evil: necessary evil I know, it's a day out of the office and at least it's peaceful and laid back.

Does any one have any thoughts on a transportation rack for our Yaks or a proposal that Occy can approach his BIL with, as I said to Occy his BIL 'S craft is of the utmost importance here, naturally, should we also look at the possibility of minimising the Yaks. My brother and I could share one. Maybe for this initial trip we might look at something like that it would definately relieve some potential logistic headaches. Whats everyone's thoughts on 2 per Yak. We could pair off so to speak.

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A couple of exercise rubber mats and old blanket spread on the cruiser roof would give a bed for all the yaks to transport, as the roof is structurally strong by design, and lash to roof handrails.

As long as the BIL doesn't go on the plane neither yaks or mother ship would be harmed.

We handled a tinny upside down as above [no mats] on my cruiser for transport on a 6 hour run and the only difficulty was in loading it, and that would be no problem with 25kg yaks
 

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Wondered where you were Ken.

Mate I'd be happy to put in for a share of the expenses and join out there once I have a single yak.
 

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kraley said:
Did you decide what kind of single to get yet?
Vacillating while selling the tandem. Leaning towards the Cobra Pro Fisherman because it looks so good for estuary C&R fishing and should be OK in the rough stuff. Still not committed though
 

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:lol: GDay Kraley

Mate the more the merrier if your boat is available Im sure that has to be a bonus for us all mate will keep in touch.

:D fishing Russ

PS do you need someone to scrub the decks on the cruise this summer :p
 

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:shock: Oh sh*t not the gelcoat

I guess we'll just have to take a risk with the big bitey. Safety in numbers they say. Kraley if you want to nominate a day in January when you will be back and settled in we can work toward that. We can look at tides and potential dates. I will suggest that a week day will be the best option. We should all get together on one occasion and bounce our ideas off each other.
Can everyone on our list place a 2 week period up that is a potential time frame that will be suitable to them. Kraley how many places do you have available as Peril will be definately there so we now have 8 potential akff members. Myself, brother, Simon, Occy, DaveyG, Gatesy, Peril, and ahh sh*t there was somebody ahh :? ohh yeh Kraley.
Also JT if we can smuggle him onboard.

This week I will seek a few sponsors in the Yak area for some help any ideas in this area ?

:D fishing Russ
 

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That's a plan mate.

Would it be an Idea to hook up for a fish and get together that way. We would see all the Yaks together, then we can get an understanding of our logistics.

Occy mentioned last month about his desire to fish Cockatoo Island, that might be the way to go as we can whip around to Pyrmont if you want after that.

My bro dont have a boat, I'm sorry if I confused, but he has a Yak same as mine so another boat at this stage will have to be Occy's BIL.

I have 6 hand held UHF radio's so we can add that to our safety check list.

:D fishing Russ
 
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