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Title: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Gardey on October 21, 2013, 12:20:34 pm
Hi all,this is our rig we got in 2011 & have been pouring cash into it since then,Hopefully we can spend more time than money this season on it.
Redskys is 28 ft Bertram, twin FWC Bluewater 1995 5.7 Mercruiser, shaft driven flybrige cruiser & we have recently had new alloy bearers & new engine mounts fitted after the old ones rotted out & have reconditioned/complete overhauls of the Velvetdrives/transmissions. The list of things fixed or replaced is too long to remember. We try to get a few days away at a time & chase the tuna when the season is on. We get a few crays & have a pot hauler that Mr Untouchable (my son Jack) made. He has some uses other than eating me out of house & home.
The previous owners have spent a poultice on her in the past including new clears & a roof over the deck which some times holds our rubber duck on top. The lower helm has been removed & the cabin has been refurbished with 2 pack painted cupboards etc & the original timber has been stripped & varnished where possble. new upholstery. New switches , i-compatibale Fusion stereo, Furuno 585FCV sounder, Garmin GPSMAP 750 plotter, TMQ AP55 auto pilot, TMC electric toilet, new stainless (Jack made) hot water tank. among the mod cons on board.
Shes a bit thirsty but we love it. we idle about 6 knots for about 12 litres an hour or cruise at about 20 knots at around 4 litres per Nm. top speed arond 30 knots.
We occasionally take one or 2 people with us & sleep 3-4 quite well. Bring fuel money & we do the rest.
Got about 40 blue fin last season, kept a couple & tag & released most of the rest.(some untagged ealy in the season). We Haunt Bruny, Nubeena, Betsy, Pedra, Southport & Port Arthur & Occasionally Fortesque & Maria. Been as far as Coles Bay(but refuelling was a nightmare)
We chase fathead with a vengence & find them hard to beat for flavour. I love couta when I can find some good size ones & Jack hates everything about them.
We were involved in the Supertrawler campaign along with many others on this forum I suspect. Now I'd like to see Bryan Green get the arse & get someone with at least half a brain in his job.

We will continue to enjoy our old boat as long as funds allow.
Back to work now to earn some more fishing funds.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Brad on October 21, 2013, 01:05:46 pm
Welcome to FBT mate welcome1

Sensational rig and a labour of love by the looks, plenty of room on the dance floor too thumbsup1 envy1


Not sure about the couta but I'll happily chomp on a few flatty when given the chance

Cheers Brad
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Mr. Untouchable on October 21, 2013, 01:59:04 pm
edited up a few things there, also has electronic fuel flow metering too, Garmin. Bennet trim tabs etc bla bla overall she is a good old thing. bit rocky rolly stopped in slop but on the move they are great boats. will plow through anything at 18 knots. has a toilet & shower and a webber and gas stove, not much you can't cook on it. its a proven fish raiser have pulled quite a few bluefin over the side of it, hoping to have a crack at a marlin this year skip baiting and teasing and or live baiting out the back of maria along the edge of the drop, weather, time and funds permitting. old man does love his poxy couta and loved his net fishing and still loves his poxy pots, not much of a game fisherman but he's a working progress  behave1 can drive and cook and gaff that might have to do   gonefishing1 lol and he's cursed and haunted by squid. could find them at craigbourne lol

cheers  fish1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: doublehookup on October 21, 2013, 02:48:31 pm
Sensational looking rig mate. If you are looking for some crew around agfest weekend I know a few blokes that would be interested  cool1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Brad on October 21, 2013, 03:43:52 pm
 laugh1 laugh1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Ben on October 21, 2013, 03:52:03 pm
Thats one serious fishing rig fellas  cool1  i would love to have a big boat like that  grin1 sounds like a bft magnet as well  thumbsup1
Cheers Ben
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Gardey on October 21, 2013, 05:40:30 pm
laugh1 laugh1
We are hoping to get away again before the opening of the cray season,for an overnighter somewhere for a beer & flathead night some where ,maybe grab a sharky fish as well.Depending on weather & work,by all means stay in touch & maybe catch up for a beer beforehand,so we can see if we wanna kill each other before setting off.
Cant see how we couldn't get on for an overnighter though.You could always swim back if you hate us that much!!Berley you up.. behave1 behave1
Room for two extras shark1 shark1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Rodders on October 21, 2013, 05:50:00 pm
God I do love Berties................. Owned a Bhia Mar 20 footer, then a 25 footer, absolutely the best sea boat ever, can only imagine how good a 28 footer must be envy1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Gardey on October 21, 2013, 05:54:06 pm
NO good talking about it Mr Wright,get off your wrinkly ol arse & come fishing instead of flying those bloody kites about. wtf1 wtf1
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Jehu on October 21, 2013, 06:14:45 pm
Sensational looking rig mate. If you are looking for some crew around agfest weekend I know a few blokes that would be interested  cool1
Lol lol lol
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Rodders on October 21, 2013, 07:43:57 pm
hey is that the Gardey I know? like the guy who can't drive a model car  grin1.. Hey call me anytime I'll be there mate
Title: Re: Gardey & Mr Untouchables' rig
Post by: Gardey on October 21, 2013, 08:04:32 pm
Yeah you ol nutter,bring fuel money & off we go.!
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