Tinny Pimp Electrics

Having finished installing all the Tinny Pimp electrics myself I have to say I found this whole process one of the most satisfying jobs of the Tinny Pimp and the new skills are really great to have. Being an absolute novice at electrics I really can’t comment too much on how to solder other than to say I…

Marine carpet for tinny pimp

When it came to the carpeting some questions needed to be answered: which carpet, which glue, how thick is the carpet, how to apply, additional securing? Here is a rundown on how I installed my marine carpeted for the tinny pimp. Read about it here  

Tinny Pimp – flooring

Time for the tinny pimp flooring. Here are my top tips for flooring: Buy marine ply The cheaper AA marine ply is just as good as more expensive stuff, especially seeing it will be sealed Seal the ply well with an epoxy sealant Watch out for the sealant drips that can harden into lumps on…

Tinny Pimp Floor Frame

The floor frame is well underway now and I’m really happy with the results. The layout I have decided to go with includes a bow and starboard casting platforms, level middle section with underfloor rod locker. The rod locker has been a lot more work and fiddly than expected as it extends under the front…

Which Aluminium for tinny pimping?

So after the wrap the floor framing is next on my plan. Being a novice when it comes to metal, this raised a number of questions. Which grade aluminium? What size aluminium? Where to buy? I started with which aluminium to use. Researching the net I found the usual swamp of conflicting opinions. Here is…

Tinny Pimp stage one complete – The Wrap!

Awesome day! Got up at 4:30am and headed down to Taren Point to see Craig at Graphic Wraps. I had this image of a burnt orange boat with a killer Bream about to smash a lure. Craig was straight onto it and after a couple of hours on Photoshop I felt like Craig had reached…

Narrabeen Lake flathead and whiting

This morning was my first fish of the season after the winter shutdown, though after this morning I’m not sure if fish know it’s time to wake up. It was quiet to say the least. I fished from 6:30am to 11am and worked really hard for two small flathead and two whiting. It was a…

Short Rear Grip Rods – I Like short butts!

In 2001 I read an article written by Peter Horrobin & Stephen Booth tittle “The short end of the stick” (Horrobin & Booth, 2001). At the time of reading it I had been experimenting with different types of soft plastic and hard body lures for quite a while and I felt like I needed a rod…

Chopper in Crystal Bay – Newport

Chop chop chopper ain’t much chop! I just caught the last half hour of light today but hey, any time with a wet line is better than none. Given the short time frame I thought I may as well try out Crystal Bay, Newport, along the southern shore. I’ve fished this spot years ago in…

Bream and flathead in Narrabeen Lake

I just managed to catch the last hour of light today and it was absolutely beautiful. I started out throwing the Ecogear VX40 (435). This is the first time I’ve used this lure and I love it! It casts like a bullet, especially on the light line. It wasn’t long before I was onto a…

Monster 72cm Flathead from Narrabeen Lake

What started out as a very quiet session wading around the back of Narrabeen Lake ended up with a personal best flathead on light line. A 72cm, 3kg flathead on 1.8kg line. The monster lizard inhaled the Ecogear SX40F at 5pm and had me dancing all over the place for the next 25 minutes. When…