Coburg

Going this weekend? Planning a tour? Need info? A fishing partner? Just ask ...
Post Reply
Yorkie
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 7:47 pm

Coburg

Post by Yorkie » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:29 pm

Just wondering would a standard 2013 quintrex topender ally trailer manage the trip to coburg or am I kidding myself?



Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle
User avatar
Matt Flynn
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 14065
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 9:30 am
Location: Somewhat Southerly
Contact:

Re: Coburg

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:46 pm

If the road is like it was when I was there years ago you would probably turn the trailer into a kit. I lost both mudguards and the boat retainer chain came undone and the winch cable snapped and the boat rolled off the back. Luckily it was only a 3.9m dinghy. Transducer was internal but the vibration popped it out of its bedding, from memory I got signal by putting it back in a pool of sunscreen.
It was my first experience towing on a long rough road.

NT Wombat
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:31 pm
Location: Howard Springs

Re: Coburg

Post by NT Wombat » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:42 am

I have gone up every year for the last 6 with a standard Dunbier trailer. Go slow, and dont load the boat up with stuff and you will be fine. I usually rattle the numberplate off so I remove it once i get past oenpelli.

Give yourself a full day to travel from Cahills, sometimes the road is good and you arrive early, sometimes it's bad and you arrive late. If you don't allow too much time you'll end up pushing a bit quicker and thats when you break things.

Having said that I also take a generator and a welder up with me, just in case.

Yorkie
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 7:47 pm

Re: Coburg

Post by Yorkie » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:59 pm

NT Wombat wrote:
Having said that I also take a generator and a welder up with me, just in case.
Not going first week of July are you. :D

NT Wombat
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:31 pm
Location: Howard Springs

Re: Coburg

Post by NT Wombat » Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 am

Nah last week of May

walkdady
Bronze Member
Bronze Member
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:59 am

Re: Coburg

Post by walkdady » Tue May 07, 2019 11:02 am

NT Wombat wrote:Nah last week of May
might catch you on change over NT wombat? we will be there 31st May to stay in the log cabin. Be good to see how you boys go!

NT Wombat
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:31 pm
Location: Howard Springs

Re: Coburg

Post by NT Wombat » Tue May 07, 2019 3:07 pm

We leave on the 29th - will be in the log cabin before you. I'll pm you how we go.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Going Fishing?”