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  1. 16 points
    Mal Thomas

    First trip this year for Y-Knot

    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. 13 points
    Saturday gave the top side a good clean with the family,Sandy loves playing with the pressure washer so I was able to clean sink area etc. Sunday with a mild hangover from a great dinner dance....thanks for organizing Mal[emoji106] I went out about 8.15 with bream as my target . Tried by Ballard just below Joint Venture but missed my only bite so moved into Swanage bay to find Chris and Mal there on kinkyfisher [emoji23] Wasn’t to long and they come on the feed slowly with largest at 2 1/2 lb all went back as full of eggs,only 4 or 5 but target achieved.It then died with the tide so tried several places in the bay but my head was banging so in just after lunch. Great to be out and she goes great with the brand new leg
  3. 7 points
    gonorn

    Out this afternoon

    Not much around between the piers Friday, Managed a couple of Pin whiting is all. Tried a few of the rock marks but tough going as there is Net or Pot markers from Poole rocks to Bournemouth pier rows and rows of them. So keep an eye out on a big tide some where not very well marked as always! Moved into the entrance and as it was quite took a few drifts along the bank and then past the castle. Some very nice Ballan wrasse where taken on each drift a couple over 5lbs, which on light gear is good fun. We had a few worms left to drown Saturday morning as the boat was still in it would be rude not to! Decided to try the whych channel as we have had a few nice plaice from there in the past, And I saw a few fish where landed on the plaice chase a few weeks ago. No plaice but we did manage a few nice size Bass which would have been good eating size a couple of them, but they where returned
  4. 6 points
    Nice one mate we nurse sore heads at home sorting the garage out after getting up at 11 what light weights
  5. 4 points
    Mikey B

    Safety Issue with out of date flares

    Hi All, Disposed of my out of date flares today at the Poole RNLI Gatehouse. They just required my Surname and 24hrs notice. No hassle they just locked them into a steel box outside for safe disposal. Could not be easier Mikey B
  6. 4 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 !!!
  7. 4 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 3 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 2 points
    Mikey B

    Engine Talk

  17. 1 point
    Mal Thomas

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    I thought I had done this already, idiot Mal. My excuse is it was at the top of new activity for some reason.
  18. 1 point
    Mal Thomas

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Happy birthday Mr Raffle winner, can the rest of us have a chance sometime please. Have a good one, plenty of CAKE. YOU LIKE CAKE.
  19. 1 point
    Maverick

    Breakdown

    That's good news that it was only a relatively minor issue
  20. 1 point
    sparky

    Breakdown

    Hi Mikey, Thanks for the input, luckily my engine turned off with the key !!! An hour later it was all working ok, think it is " fly by wire " controls, the only cable comes from the control lever in cabin to the electronic control box under the seats. Hopefully engineer is there tomorrow as he said he would from our conversation earlier..........very wary of going out before someone has looked at boat. Throttle position sensor has been mentioned. Mick
  21. 1 point
    fisherman1055

    Breakdown

    Good luck with finding out what is the problem All MF 695 owners will be keen to find out. Tony
  22. 1 point
    Tarlach.

    Tilt & Trim

    Great work Ray, bet you saved a few quid also ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    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".
  24. 0 points
    Steve S

    Sikaflex et al

    I have a big bag of 'tubes' in the freezer, done it for years, it works. For quick use afterwards soak in hot water.
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