New boat set up help

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New boat set up help

Post by Makrel » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:04 pm

I am looking at setting up my boat for some billfish action and figure I need some outriggers.

Anyone know where I can purchase these?

I would be looking to gunnel mount them. Boat is a 7m cat. How long do they need to be? What brand do you guys recommend?

Anything else I need to know about these beasts?



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Re: New boat set up help

Post by jeffish » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:58 pm

Sure some of the Billie boys will come on an give you all the good brands and set ups
I like to chase them but couldn't justify the cost , so I just modified some old 17 ft beach
rods and mount them in clamp on rod holders . They work but still havn't got one to the boat
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Re: New boat set up help

Post by Nogood » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:44 pm

Mate go on line escapin tackle you can get a set for about $400 we put them on a mates boat the ones we put on are 11 foot do the job great comes with all riggings the lot

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Re: New boat set up help

Post by deepblack » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:11 am

On a 7 m Cat I would go 14ft in Carbon fibre if you can afford it. They are far superior to fibreglass causing less stress on the boat and far easier to handle due to weighing bugger all. Welcome to come over and have a look at the way they need to be set up and happy to talk rigging, techniques and tactics for Billies with you.
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Re: New boat set up help

Post by trevor schultz » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:41 pm

I run reelax 15 footers and reelax t top bases plenty of adjustment for the calm to rough days. Like everything you get what you pay for the stiffer the poles the better don't want any flex.

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Re: New boat set up help

Post by Makrel » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:17 am

Thanks Guys - and John I would like to see your set up and talk some bill fish basics.

I will PM you.

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Re: New boat set up help

Post by Simmo83 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:40 pm

14ft minimum and if you have the space, go 1 piece, I have telescopic ones and they drive me up the wall. Reelax mounts are great too.
http://www.escapin.com.au/shop/index.ph ... ts_id=1942
These look good for telescopic ones.
http://www.reeltackle.com.au/index.php? ... vendorid=2
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Re: New boat set up help

Post by Makrel » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:02 pm

Ended up purchasing the telescopic Carbon Fibre models from Reeltackle. Along with their fancy gunnel mounts.

Thanks for the input.

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Re: New boat set up help

Post by Simmo83 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:06 pm

awesome mate if you have any drama's setting them up drop a message on here and i can see if i can help. if you find they flex too much under the weight of whatever you're pulling (probably not a big deal up here) a quick fix is to tie a bit of rope 2-3m up the rigger and tie it back towards the front of the cabin to take that bounce out but if you're only pulling baits or small pushers on small elastic bands then it won't be too bad. did they come with line returns? they are another good feature when rigged on some drop back lines to take that slack line out when a fish hits if pushing lures.
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