Brendan « Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:09 pm » Suck you had it happen mate. Easy way to dampen the trip. Although you got off lightly, my missus dropped my 670 dollar gopro overboard. Brand new not even a week old. I was spewing.
bring_it_on « Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:06 am » Yeah Brendan that was me..couldn't even wind jockey wheel down to put on my own hitch
Brendan « Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:52 pm » Yeah Hot Tuna that was us. Only issue there all weekend. But it was a issue with the lodge not relaying the message down to the drivers. The driver's were brilliant especially with the way they handled my mates Kevlacat. Nothing was too hard for them on the weekend. I think they did a great job. All boaties seemed very pleasant also and no real issues were seen. We did see the bloke that had the jockey wheel bent though, he wasnt very happy.
nomad « Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:23 pm » one thing at a time saltpeter. then again, i think the harbourmaster looks after that issue
saltpeter « Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:58 pm » Im sure the owners of the tenders in question have lights on their mooring too.........
nomad « Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:20 pm » I agree hemi. but he said unless we push it, nothing will get done and the issue will be shoved to the bottom of the pile - noisy wheel thing i suppose
stuart « Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:08 pm » reckon we put a sign up that says free dinghy boat hire, then they may disappear
Hemi « Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:48 pm » Jon abbey is a real nice decent dude... If theres something that can be done he'll do it.
nomad « Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:08 pm » Hi all, just spoke with the chief at Marine Safety and he agrees there is no legal authority to move the tenders on. He did say if we were able to pump a few emails to him then the matter would rise in the waiting list and be given priority for action. Jon.email@example.com and cc Marinesafety@nt.gov.au If not, nothing can be done
jabsy « Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:51 am » This was in the email from Marine Safety @ NTG - "On the issue of tenders tying up, we unfortunately don’t have any legislative backing to ask them to move along or not tie up. We have placed some signs at the top of the boat ramp, but they don’t seem to be working well enough. "
Luke35 « Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:30 am » Yeah I always thought there was signs on the pontoon saying not to.. They probably tie their tenders to them
JewieQueen « Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:02 am » There is actually a sign at the top of the ramp that states that Nomad, unless I am reading it wrong.
nomad « Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:08 am » I spoke with a person from Darwin port authority who said it was illegal to leave a tender unattended at the pontoon. Something to do with it being a pontoon and not a wharf.
Darwinblue « Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:24 pm » If dinghys are a fact of life at Dinah Beach maybe NTG needs to think about an alternative like either making pontoon longer or send it off at 90 degrees at the end.
Hemi « Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:41 pm » Is there any cameras at dinah beach ramp...?
jabsy « Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:34 pm » Hey Bellfish the tenders are always at Dinah as there is no legislation to prevent them from tying up there - I had that info in an email from an NTG rep. Unfortunately there is legislation against untying them and letting them float away....
jeffish « Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:01 pm » cuddles , a mate out there today said it was n't to bad ac few rough spots
hottuna « Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:01 pm » Was that you Brendan that waited an hour and a half before they realised you weren't on the list?
cuddlescooper « Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:54 pm » Is gun point road any good or is it farked all ready?
Brendan « Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:47 pm » Launched 4 times over the weekend there Thursday through to Sunday and didn't have an issue they were under the pump. We had two boats so 8 launches total with no hassle.
bring_it_on « Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:16 pm » yeah they bent the shaft that winds out was just laziness i reason and forced the coupling off there hitch.too lazy to unlock coupling
balou « Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:04 pm » Umm..imagine the launch fee if they had accident damage cover.
jonr « Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:48 pm » Those tractor driver leave a lot to be desired! Happy to take your $ but no respect for your gear - my jokey wheel was smashed last time I went there. Only response was "sorry you singed a waver - too bad"
balou « Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:18 pm » Tough gig Dundee operator.. Lift the front to high and you scrap the motor on the ramp and too low you damage the wiring and jockey wheel. Bumpy beaches make the trailer jump of the ball. Back in to deep people complain , not deep enough you get a motor full of sand. We lost the jockey wheel handle on the weekend and had to use a multi grib.
bring_it_on « Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:33 pm » thumbs down to the useless tractor driver at dundee who managed to bend my jockey wheel,obviously didn't think to unlock the hitch before lowering it with tractor dykehead.Up for new one now and was a heavy duty jockey
Bellfish « Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:22 pm » should just have somebody sit down at dinah on a morning and hand out fines to people mooring there boats at dinah start at 6 and by the end of the day word will get around and boom do this once a week and people will start mooring at the yacht club pontoon and paying ten bucks a week to raft up there boat on there pontoon
Seastorm « Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:18 pm » Hi Matt,whats the go with this yoyo saying ive won a three grand shopping spree ...came up in between comments on Balous' dundee post mate...came up as 1 new message unread, as i say, in between two replies.
nomad « Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:24 am » Last year there were several boats lined up waiting in turn at Dinah and this boat load of middle aged blokes just drove straight down the wrong way and pushed in front of everyone. They were from qld and maybe he didn’t know the system. I mentioned that there were several boats waiting in turn. He said ‘fkuc that, you blokes are taking too much time’. One of the others in line asked how he was going to tow the boat home if it had 4 flat tyres. After a short discussion, they retrieved their boat and pulled out. Geez I laughed.
JewieQueen « Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:09 am » In other things.... I got chased down by one of the police boats yesterday morning hehe I may of got a bit to close to the war ship at fort hill wharf... whoopsie!
JewieQueen « Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:07 am » That is the nail on the head Shaggs and nomad. No point screaming at someone. Either politely say something or lend a hand. I was once that person who was being yelled at not getting the boat on and off quick enough let me tell you it rattled me and made me not want to go fishing altogether.
jeffish « Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:54 am » second that shaggs & nomad . But how much easier and less hassel would it be at Dinah without all the bl..dy tenders tied up blocking off one side ,Get rid of them and see how smooth &hassel free launching would be .
nomad « Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:45 am » Spot on shaggs. Fishing is supposed to be something we do to get away from the bullsh1t of life and the extra few minutes you might have to wait wont make any difference to your day. Unfortunately there are some people who don’t give a rats but the vast majority just don’t know about the right things to do. Remember, at some stage, we all were beginners when it comes to boating. If someone is causing you to wait a few minutes, take a deep breath or (HERE’S AN IDEA, GIVE THEM A HAND)
shaggs « Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 am » Some people need to learn to kick back and relax a little,I know that's hard with the pace of life your forced to live with these days but doable and yes there are some very inexpirienced people launching at boat ramps and then there are those who just don't give a fark' You know the ones I mean,the ones that are in such a hurry that they drop the boat in at somewhere like Dinah beach ramp .Tear off up into the car park ,sprint down to the boat,jump in and hit full noise from the ramp all the way out through the channel.Yep they're the ones that don't know when to stop and kick back and enjoy life either that or they're on the gear or as I stated first,just don't give a fark. Be patient at the ramps not everyone may be as expirienced as us. If you have aproblem with someone doing something wrong talk to them civily about it 8 times out of 10 you will find they are just dumb f@rks and dont know any better
Bellfish « Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:47 am » doobysauras that wedding wouldnt happen to be on the 8th by any chance
Quinntreximon « Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:09 pm » Richie I know your frustration. It takes 1 min to push the boat off then drive off. WTF do these people do taking 10 min plus. Seriously.
mippa « Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:05 pm » Anyone on here getting a boat built over in KL?
Richieboy « Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:50 pm » Parked at the bottom of the ramp close to bottom of the spring tide. Took up two lanes and the proceeded to untie the boat, load the esky, insert crab pots, tie on lures etc etc. I was the only guy threre at the top of the ramp and pretty much told him he should've done that cr.p at the top rather than take up both lanes. His mate got the message and quickly jumped in and drove off as the boat wasn't even on the trailer anymore.....they just sat there parked up for 10 mins. WTF! I half lost it and I'm normally the most placid guy.
Richieboy « Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:46 pm » Lol. About a month ago I was guilty of a bit of ramp rage myself. Because exactly the scenario JQ OUTLINED BELOW OCCURRED.
Matt Flynn « Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:02 pm » with just half a day you are better off hitting the salt - easier access, more fish and fewer crocodiles
Doobysauras « Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:54 pm » I'm from SA and am into a lot of lure fishing comps here. Gotta come up for a wedding in Darwin in August and have a spare half day that I wouldn't mind spending fishing hahaha, anybody have any rough suggestions of freshwater that is worthy of a cuttla casts? Cheers
mako « Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:37 pm » Roof top tinnies...unloading every piece of gear one at a time and then fit outboard motor...then same coming back out.
saltpeter « Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:01 pm » aaaaand the winner of the Dinah Beach ramp award is...... the crew who parked at the turn around to untie and pack the boat, another boat and vehicle come along so one of the first two waves the second crew past.... the second crew does the ubolt to reverse down the ramp then stops ..... TO UNTIE AND LOAD THEIR BOAT, thus causing the first crew to loose their shiznit at the second crew. haha some mothers do have em!
Bellfish « Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:55 pm » after waiting for 15 min we read the number pretty good way to do it
Bellfish « Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:54 pm » yeah we radioed in got out within a half hour of getting there
mac10 « Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:32 pm » Smashed it out of dundee on the weekend, took 1.5hrs to get retrieved though Sat arvo.
jabsy « Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:01 pm » Hey Darwinguy i will try to get off my backside and post a couple of reports to the site. Its nice to finally get some decent fish in the boat this week, it's been a dry 4 months..
JewieQueen « Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:36 pm » it's not the putting on and off the trailer that annoys me it's the clowns who aren't ready to launch and retrieve and block the whole ramp packing their boats and what not. There are bays and parks to do that. I hate seeing ramp rage, politely telling someone or asking if they need a hand will probably go down a lot better than screaming at someone.
Hemi « Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:59 pm » Funny how blokes can have hours of patience sitting on one spot to catch a fish..... But cant wait 5 minutes while someone ties down a boat..
Hemi « Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:52 pm » We watched a guy abuse another guy at a ramp recently.. This guy called another bloke a lazy c..t for sitting in his boat and not helping his mate retrieve the boat... Turned out that old mate was in a wheel chair..!! Farking funny stuff... Ramp rage!!!
JewieQueen « Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:49 pm » haha Saltpeter... I think my old boy and you could be great mates. We waited at the Dinah Ramp around 2pm to retrieve and watched this exact scenario play out with 4 boats....
saltpeter « Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:40 pm » Is it just me or do other people see red when numptys do the following: park in the launching line then start to unpack/untie, take up the entire ramp with one trailer, take forever to get the boat on/off the trailer due the 2-5 lazy persons sitting in the boat and therefore making the boat too heavy to float off, parking of tenders across the entire pontoon thereby making it impossible to leave my boat when retrieving by myself, PARKING AT THE TOP OF THE RAMP TO TIE DOWN, none fisherman parking at the top of the ramp to take photos/oogle scenery or boats. Did i miss anything???
JewieQueen « Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:45 pm » Mission Mackie @ South Gutter. .. FAIL! Lost 2, 1 due to my rookie error and the other spat the hook. Loads of Sharks... Good omen maybe... UP UP CRONULLA!
Quinntreximon « Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:04 am » Nice work Jabsy. I couldnt catch a fish in a pet shop ATM.
darwinguy « Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:53 am » Skippadman & Jabsy - roughly what areas did you guys fish out Dundee way ??
jabsy « Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:28 am » Bagged out on good goldies last night at bass reef, nice sizes too.
Skippadman « Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:09 am » We fished with the 104 boats off Dundee and cleaned up. Reds, trout and spaniards, get there if you can:)
jeffish « Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:07 pm » Sorry not asking for a deckie, offering to be one lol
theodosius « Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:53 pm » get out west of north gutter, mackerel and tuna in droves out there (and sharks!!)
jeffish « Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:00 pm » Deckie available tommoz ,, My plans turned to Shiiit , Lee point macks sound good
rumluck « Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:43 pm » im in an unpainted open tin boat with a grey bimini come say hi if ya see me out there. ill be able to tell ya's where the fish arent.
Shane Doevy « Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:46 pm » Jeffish - thanks mate will do
Chris ES « Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:40 pm » I'm also thinking of going to North Gutter tomorrow. Might see you guys out there.
jeffish « Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:53 pm » Shane try along the 30ft contour on the charles pt side of the channel
JewieQueen « Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:39 pm » Rumluck I will be out at South Gutter chasing some Mackies
rumluck « Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:14 pm » thinking of heading to nth and sth gutter to try and raise a billy while the wind is down tomorrow. chance of seeing one?
Quinntreximon « Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:03 pm » 104 that would be 1/2 I would think.
cuddlescooper « Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:42 pm » So how did the 104 boats at Dundee go yesterday.
fff1964 « Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:16 pm » thanks quinne have not been there for years cool
Quinntreximon « Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:50 am » Went to Vernons and just off Melville yest. Perfect conditions. No fish. Zip. Did loose 3 good macks though, spaniyards, 2 snips and i sharked, 3.5 to 4m tiger right at the boat for all to see. Couldnt catch a reefy but had a great day. One small school of tuna seen.
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