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Forum: All About Guns 02-25-2019, 04:07 AM
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Forum: All About Guns 02-24-2019, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Straits
Re: Ulusub reel/breakaway setup

Thanks Behslayer.
What sort of grease is used on the axle of the reel?
Forum: All About Guns 02-23-2019, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Straits
Ulusub reel/breakaway setup

Hi all,

I've recently picked up an Ulusub 155RH with a BlueWater Reel.
I want to convert to a break away rig, but not sure if removing the reel will unbalance the gun. It's beautifully neutral in...
Forum: All About Guns 12-02-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,866
Posted By Straits
Re: Another gun making maestro

i know this is an older thread, but does anyone have any further experience or reviews with these guns?
Instagram page has some great vids etc...
The Vau100 looks great, and recoil in some of the...
Forum: All About Guns 12-02-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Thanks to those who helped out on this first build.
I have learned a lot and the next ones will have quite a few changes.
Been great fun so far.
Cheers.
Straits.
Forum: All About Guns 12-02-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Tested one out. The pin for the shooting line to wrap around was too long and shooting line got caught. A quick grind and file back and shot perfectly.
Picked up 2 crayfish on the test dive. ...
Forum: All About Guns 12-01-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Cheers Mike. Makes sense.

The only sections with epoxy are the internal fixed pins and screws. All the rest of the gun and all exposed wood is just a tung oil finish. Bands have dyneema rather...
Forum: All About Guns 12-01-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

How do you mean Mike?
The epoxy is really just applying a 'fix' between pins and wood on the handle and mechanism, and then for the line attachments. Line attachment underneath is screwed in, so...
Forum: All About Guns 12-01-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Prior to getting stuck properly into the guns I built this workbench now I've got some tools.
Forum: All About Guns 12-01-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Forum: All About Guns 12-01-2018, 12:21 AM
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Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Thanks for the advice.
I'm almost done. Routing, chiseling, sanding, oiling (pure tung oil).

Realised the band slot groove I routed in didn't force the bands to lay along it. They sort of took...
Forum: All About Guns 11-04-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Update on the build. I'm a first time router user, so watched enough youtube to give me confidence then dived straight in. There is certainly a technique and I made a few rough cuts at first,...
Forum: All About Guns 09-04-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,263
Posted By Straits
Re: The Official Epoxy vs. Urethane vs. Phenols Glue Thread

Which Gorilla Glue product are you referring too Behslayer? From their website it looks like there are a couple glues and an epoxy.
Forum: All About Guns 08-18-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,558
Posted By Straits
Re: Aimrite King Venom 100cm setup questions

If I ever get into Bluewater spearing (not something thatís easily accessible on my waters), Iíd have to weigh up a quality roller vs a bigger regular setup. There are much simpler and stronger...
Forum: All About Guns 08-18-2018, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Straits
Re: Aimrite King Venom 100cm setup questions

Thanks SpearQ8. I’ve had 2x aimrite rollers. Nice guns, just didn’t love the set up. Rubbers always under tension when not in use. Lots of moving parts on their heads. Given I rarely want for...
Forum: All About Guns 08-18-2018, 01:28 AM
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Views: 4,558
Posted By Straits
Forum: Australia, New Zealand & Indo-Pacific 08-17-2018, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Straits
Re: Spearfishing Vanuatu- Where to go?

Hi Azure Recluse. Did you end up going to Vanuatu? Any tips?
I’m planning to work there for a month next year. Does anyone know when the better times are to be there for spearfishing?
I’m flexible...
Forum: All About Guns 08-17-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,558
Posted By Straits
Re: Aimrite King Venom 100cm setup questions

Old post I know, but wanted to feedback for anyone reading in the future.

7mm shaft, 130cm length, on the 100cm King Venom Aimrite, is a good spear. Very slight nose heaviness but I'm being picky...
Forum: All About Guns 08-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Thanks Mike. I've ordered a 5/8th straight bit.

Thanks Mikel. This gun will be chest loaded seeing as it's so short, and I've sort of always like loading the Rob Allens without a but like this...
Forum: All About Guns 08-11-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Attempting to upload pictures.
Forum: All About Guns 08-11-2018, 10:05 PM
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Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Finally getting somewhere.
Blanks have been squared up and planed/thicknessed down to 40mm square.
All componentry except shafts have arrived (7mm diameter 575mm long).
Neptonics reef trigger...
Forum: All About Guns 05-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Thanks all.
Makes a lot of sense.
Mechs haven't arrived yet, so I'll do the mock up when they arrive.
CharlesDT, that's a great looking little gun.
Forum: All About Guns 05-28-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Thanks Doyenofcastle,
I'll plan 50mm behind the mechanism to the butt, and go with 50mm width.
No line release for this gun. Line will be anchored near the snout of the gun with short bungie to...
Forum: All About Guns 05-27-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Re: Straits Cray Gun Build

Cray=Crayfish=lobster. Sorry, should have explained.
Close range short gun for manoeuvring in tight ledges and caves.
Forum: All About Guns 05-26-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Straits
Straits Cray Gun Build

Hi all,

Building my first gun and hoping the collective wisdom here can help guide me through it. Thanks in advance.

Workshop is coming together. Tools/equipment include: thicknesser, drill...
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