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  1. #1
    Ausfish Premium Member
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    Nov 2015
    Location
    Camden & Gerringong NSW

    Down rigger units

    Hi all

    Can anyone give me some feedback on best buy of a down rigger unit. Looking at a portable one that l can lock into a rod holder. Want to be able to move to & from different boats.

    Cheers Spalli

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    Re: Down rigger units

    For a <5m boat I have found this one to be perfect for my needs. IMO you can't go past the electric option of hitting a button and getting everything up and out of the way. Around $500 bucks delivered on the ebay. Swivel base from Amazon as an extra. Fits into the standard gimble so portable however I had a stainless fabricator mate make me two, one for each side astern, for extra strength.
    Supporting the local bloke issue aside it's ridiculous the mark up to buy local. Figure that even if a repair was ever required inside the usual warranty period , and there was an issue with warranty, you would still be well ahead paying for the fix.

    http://www.downriggerreviews.com/rev...-24-inch-boom/


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    Re: Down rigger units

    I run a pair of Cannon's. One manual and one electric. If you can see your way clear to get the electric you would never go back to a manual unit - even more so if you fish alone at times.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

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    Ausfish Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Camden & Gerringong NSW
    Thread Starter

    Re: Down rigger units

    Thanks guys! Yeah the electric option looks handy! Also a swivel base is a great idea, I'll have to chase someone down my way & see if they can get there heads around it!!

    All ta best!!

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