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  1. 15 points
    Slightly over eagar start to get out this morning, took one look at the breakers at the end of the channel and went back into the Harbour for an hour. Even after the wait there was only 2 foot 6 inches outside the last channel markers, had to quickly lift the engine more and coast over the realy shallow bit. No fun at all, on the way in the breakers were quiet lively and still only 3 foot 6 inches at the end channel and no end markers have been positioned. Went down to Milford to try for a plaice or two, no luck with the plaice but I did manage 4 nice thorneys in 40mins, tons of baby dogs and a pout. Moved back to Christchurch and had 3 small eyed rays in 20 minutes and then the dogs moved in. Back home for for 3.30pm and a wash down, first trip without any hiccups always a good start to the season.
  2. 9 points
  3. 9 points
    alun j.

    Christchurch

    Summer season ! .....so the channel marker buoys are in.... .....and it's a nice straight sweep out over the Bar...with plenty of water. I went out yesterday morning and there was 2m of water over most of the marked channel. Amazing how the big lumps of sand/stones/gravel have moved and access now looks easy ! Managed a few plaice too, despite the cold , cold water.....still around 5 C.!!
  4. 8 points
    Mike Fox

    Sad news from Weymouth

    The boat was a fin-keeled fibreglass Westerly GK29, 29' long, around 3-4 tons in weight. They've been around since the 70s. A yacht like that should be stored ashore resting on it's keel in an adjustable steel cradle giving secure support under and around the hull to stop movement. Additional props would be needed bow and stern to keep it absolutely secure, and braced like that, it should be able to survive winds of 100 mph plus, even with the mast up, and genoa furled, as in this case. The fact the owner was present when it moved suggests he was working on the boat, perhaps antifouling, and may have accidentally or deliberately moved one of the supports (something that is banned in most boatyards). I'm sure an investigation will show if it's a failure of the supporting cradle, or the owner's activities that caused the tragedy. While my heart goes out to the deceased and family at this time, for club members working on boats still, please DON'T move any supports for maintenance. Leave it to the professionals, or wait until launching time for a last minute touch-up of the "patches".
  5. 7 points
    Maverick

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    So handle Bass nice and carefully and release them asap so the commercials can scoop them up, nice one
  6. 6 points
    Leicester Fisheagle

    Breakdown

    Hope it i a simple fix. Thanks to Harbour and Bridge Control for their cooperation holding things including the Bridge. Sure you would do the same for any Club Members. That's what the Club is about. Allan.
  7. 6 points
    Brian

    Seenager

  8. 6 points
    Brian

    Fat chance

  9. 5 points
    Brian

    NHS wins it's case

    A Nottingham woman has lost her case at Nottingham magistrates court today, after she tried to sue "NHS Queens Medical Centre" after her husband went in for an operation which left him unable to have sex with her afterwards. Mrs Minger of Bulwell aged 67 said to reporters outside court this afternoon "Me and me 'usband Fred 'ave 'ad bangin' sex till 'e went ta 'ospital and 'ad 'is operation, now 'e's not interested 'n me and it's all down to them twats" ! The surgeon who performed the operation and attended court to give evidence said "all we did was remove Fred's Cataracts" !
  10. 5 points
    i'm in!

    Spring Species Hunt

    Jacob pout lsd Kev Pout lsd turbot pollock
  11. 4 points
    sparky

    Breakdown

    A very big thank you to Allan G, Dave L. and Dave S for coming to my rescue today. Coming into the quay in the 6 knot limit Marichelle suddenly surged to full power, I dropped her out of gear but engine still running at high speed, luckily it did turn off with key! Dave S called Allan who came back and kindly towed us back to Cobbs, engine started and was running correctly, but got her towed to pontoon in case the same thing happened again! Any ideas chaps, gonna get vodia machine plugged in anyway but just wondered if anyone has heard of this problem before ? Thanks again boys !!!
  12. 4 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Shambles trips

    Shambles take two. Well after leaving Cobbs with Allan and Jan at 6am we were down on the Shambles by 7.45 Tide was still ebbing but water looked quite dirty. First drift and both Jan and I had dogfish second drift Jan gets a ray while Allan I get tangled up. Tide turned and Jan has a taker Brill so we thought things were looking up, but that was it for rest of the morning. Slack water and we headed on down to the west buoy for a go at the plaice, fist drift and I get one but apart from a nice star fish and rock for Jan we never had any more takes so headed back to the eastern end for another go at the Turbot. Water was a lot clearer now and at last we managed to get some greater sand eels and herring, Allan caught a small Turbot which went straight back and apart from a long bit of rope that was it. never got back until 7.30pm so a very long day for very little reward.There was a lot of other boats fishing more like a car park which I am sure spooks the fish, we never saw many fish caught and left it a bit late to go on the plaice which meant we missed the best part of the tide. Had lovely weather though and if I could go again tomorrow I would not sure Allan would though?
  13. 4 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Shambles trips

    Well the first of two days planned for fishing the Shambles banks ended just past St Albans head when for the second time this year the boat over heated 😥 After letting her cool down topped up the water and headed back and spent the day on the Ray bank, fishing was not that good but did get a small Turbot, a couple of Ray's, smoothounds and lots of dogs. Hoping tomorrow's trip is more successful with Allan on Fisheagle.
  14. 4 points
    great white

    Sad news from Weymouth

    Good advice not to move any pads fitted by the boatyard team. Over many years I have looked at this at work. In my personal experience two coats rolled on over the majority of the hull gives a decent coating. when lifted prior to launching I brush on paint in the pad areas which gives a similar thickness. even though this sometimes only dries for a few minutes I do not see and extra barnacles or other growth on these areas when the boat comes out next. So no need to take risks moving supports
  15. 4 points
    Raymond Ellerton

    Tilt & Trim

    Just shows what you can do . I got a new motor for my Tilt & Trim Been waiting for my Engineer to sort it . To day got the hump .Took the old Tilt & Trim off the boat .Took the faulty Motor off Swapped for the new Motor. Striped the Ram changed the O Rings put it all back together filled with new oil Put it Back on the boat bleed the Ram. Press button go up and down Result. Tomorrow i will learn to swim LOL
  16. 4 points
    Tiddler

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Thanks all. Took a load of cakes into work yesterday. Went for a few beers wiv me bruvver last night. Struggled to work this morning. Steve & Theresa brought the Grand kids over this afternoon with a " special cake " No Rob not THAT special ! I don't need any of that stuff . . . I'm already Dopey enough THIS special . . . . .
  17. 4 points
    Stuie

    Spring Species Hunt

    Poor day on species hunt for Neal & I, although Neal had a plaice first drop in the harbour followed by a small bass. I managed a bass and a whiting. We had a trip out to the patch but no interest, similarly with a couple of drifts off Branksome Chine and tied up, again fruitlessly, in Brownsea Roads before calling it a day. Weather was good in patches but not good enoiugh for us to go too far out.
  18. 3 points
    sparky

    Breakdown

    Cheers Martin, gonna cost a few hundred quid time the bits fitted , tiny little bit on top of ECU on THE MF695 under the seats, at least its peace of mind though !!!
  19. 3 points
    sparky

    Breakdown

    Engineer went to boat Saturday and put his Vodia machine on , he cleared several minor codes, apparently the problem I had was the THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR playing up!! Cleared the code and all ok, but I have asked him to fit a new sensor anyway. He also checked fuel pick up in tank but that was all ok.
  20. 3 points
    Tiddler

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Jacqui took me to Wareham this evening for a stroll along the river bank. Then to the King's arms @ Stoborough. Back home now with a bottle of Doombar. Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvly ! Thanks again for all the Birthday wishes. It means a lot to a silly old Duffer Y'know ! Jim
  21. 3 points
    Stuie

    A must have book to read.

    And that's only the index..............
  22. 3 points
    Leicester Fisheagle

    Spring Species Hunt

    Two of the rays. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  23. 3 points
    Leicester Fisheagle

    Spring Species Hunt

    Fisheagle Species Comp. Results. Unfortunately only Allan and Jan fished due to Dave's late withdrawal. Fishing was hard work and the weather very mixed. Several moves on the Patch gave only one wrasse and a couple of other species. The secret ray mark saved the day with 18 dogfish, three rays, a tiny whiting and a small turbot and brill. Jan was beating me by 6 species to seven until the last ten minutes until my tiny spinner and small worm on a size 10 hook caught me a little bass, so the scores were seven each. Total boat species 11. Jan dog small eyed plaice pollack Ballan turbot bass Total 7. Allan dog undulate small eyed whiting pouting brill bass Total 7.
  24. 3 points
    Mike Fox

    First Swallow

    I saw my first swallow of Spring today. This might not be monumental news, but it's one of my personal signs that the mackerel and bream aren't too far off now... Roll on Summer! Mike
  25. 3 points
    i'm in!

    Happy birthday Jacob

    Thank you for grandad and everybody for the birthday wishes, I enjoyed my day a lot and will be back in action soon!!!! Jacob
  26. 3 points
    Maverick

    Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman

    I'll help him by sharing his hangover Happy Birthday Tony
  27. 3 points
    Tiddler

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    I would fully agree with this apart from a few things: As MB says: Commercials can still catch them. Introducing SEALS to the Bass nursery: No one to police shore fishing ( British or not ) Holiday makers just ignoring it. I dare say there's many more unfair things but these came straight to my head. Thank you Charlie. You put a lot of work into this for us and translate a lot of Jargon so people like me can understand it. Jim
  28. 3 points
    Brian

    Sailboat Fuel

  29. 2 points
    plaicemat

    Sikaflex et al

    Useful tip I got from Martin as a throwaway and checked on the Internet. Partially used tubes of Sikaflex or similar can be stored in the freezer until required which halts the curing process.
  30. 2 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Shambles trips

    Off to Shambles on Thursday and Friday, early starts both days to try and get a bit of tide down. Will be on Tommy J Thursday and Fisheagle on Friday got to make most of the good forecast. Will stay on channel six.
  31. 2 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Shambles trips

    The fault has now been found, turned out to be a water pump, £500 + fitting. The mechanic should have found that the first time ? Hay ho should have it fixed next week if Alex can get the pump.
  32. 2 points
    gonorn

    Out this afternoon

    I will be finishing work at 1.30 today and I'm planning a little trip out for the afternoon/evening, Looks like a nice tide for a bit of drifting around we will be scratching around the piers and rocks on ch6. Mike
  33. 2 points
    Mikey B

    Boat talk

    Hi All, I'm back on the water this week end after a very long lay off. Been in hospital for surgery on mans bits (not to be recommended) Well on the mend now but I have to take it easy from now on (getting old) The rectifier issue turned out to be a faulty battery. No other issues found and no corrosion of terminals etc. Replacing the battery, rectifier and some of outboard motor wiring turned out to be an expensive repair. 14.43 volts now on both batteries under load with the motor running in a test tank. Only sea trials will tell so only pottering about in thee harbour this week end. I'll let you know how it goes Mikey B
  34. 2 points
    Maverick

    Safety Issue with out of date flares

    The above lifted from the RNLI website. I have disposed of flares here but you do need to phone in and make an appointment
  35. 2 points
    Mikey B

    Engine Talk

  36. 2 points
    Tiddler

    Shambles trips

    Lovely day Today too. Shame about WORK getting in the way ! Post some pictures Dave.
  37. 2 points
    great white

    Shambles trips

    Good luck Dave Hope that you find some fish, look forward to your reports
  38. 2 points
    Maverick

    Shambles trips

    Good luck with both trips and keep us updated with your results
  39. 2 points
    Stuie

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Not a very realistic cake Jim - no flowerpots............
  40. 2 points
    sparky

    Breakdown

    That,s my theory Dave, seems to be an intermittent problem as was our last trip where she lost power twice and then no problem after that. Strange really as the boat was running fine, then a little blip and then big problem! Spoke to a guy this morning who is going to get there sometime this week and plug his machine in and access any fault codes which should point towards the problem............hopefully !!! Thanks Kev for sending me his number.
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points
    LGS Marine

    Lifejacket check

    Afternoon, If anyone needs help with spares let us know (cylinders, capsules, lights, etc). We can also offer professional lifejacket servicing for those that wish to go down this route, providing certification of test per lifejacket. Steve
  43. 2 points
    plaicemat

    Lifejacket check

    After a slightly chastening inspection by Mike Fox, I'm pleased to say that both of mine cleaned up well and remained fully inflated for 24 hours. I have renewed the heads (out of date, hadn't realised there was a date on them) and the cylinders. Have a new one on order so one of the old ones will be demoted to spare.
  44. 2 points
    Tarlach.

    First Swallow

    Black bream and hounds. Bring them on !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points
    Tiddler

    Happy birthday Jacob

    Blimey Jacob ! 13 Old enough to chase girls ! Just not old enough to catch them. Have a slice of cake in stead. Far less trouble ! ! Hope the weather improves so you can show Grandad how to catch fish again. He'll have forgotten everything he learned last year. I always do. Tiddler.
  46. 2 points
    Maverick

    Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman

    Bob how very dare you. Tony and I did our very best to look 23 today 😊 we obviously failed miserably but enjoyed every minute trying
  47. 2 points
    Maverick

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    Not sure about that Neil. Let me know when you have been boarded and have the answer from the horses mouth
  48. 2 points
    fisherman1055

    Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman

    Thank you guys for your Birthday wishes, you will be pleased to know that a significant dent has been made in the wine and Turbot supply. Hopefully this will recover in the near future. Tony
  49. 2 points
    Oli

    Bass Regs 2018 - C&R

    Presumably if we deep hook one and it unfortunately doesn’t survive we are expected to throw it back dead? I’m not sure how that sits with me really - a real waste.
  50. 2 points
    Kingfisher 126

    Crewing

    Going to give the boat a runout with Nigel tomorrow so here's hoping! 👍
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