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  1. Steve S

    Alderney 2019

    Tigerfish is going Friday morning unless the weather changes a lot for the worse. It will either be a 3 or 4 day trip depending on how Monday's weather shapes up. We plan to fish a few wrecks on the way over. How about everybody else?
  2. Steve S

    Alderney 2019

    So it's looking like a go on Friday currently ­čśÇ Any current news on the fishing out there? I know there have been a decent number of pollock and a few cod off the wrecks (well some of them)
  3. Steve S

    Alderney 2019

    A pain indeed Charlie, just waiting and watching at present. If it's a no good I'll try and do something else depending on wind direction. I've got the reserve dates booked as holiday so I could do those if needed.
  4. Steve S

    New family member

    Neil, nice looking boat that, well done. That will extend your range a bit, Alderney should be no problem!
  5. Steve S

    Gear trolley

    I have one of these, I think they are great. The Max Cart that is!
  6. Steve S

    Spring Species 2019 new dates

    Tigerfish - Alun & Steve - Monday
  7. Steve S

    seal escape

    Dire straights call for desperate measures!
  8. Steve S

    switch to aluminium anodes

    I'm using MGDuff and Tecnoseal Aluminium Anodes, boat goes back in the water on Monday 25th March. The expectation is they will last a lot longer, we shall see. Happily I can check 6 of the 8 anodes and if necessary change them without taking the boat out. There certainly is a lot of crap anodes out there, it's taking a risk using them, not something I'm prepared to do. One thing I always do is check the bonding of the anodes to the boat by using a resistance meter (should be near 0 ohm) , doesn't take long and at least you know they are properly attached. If they are electrically isolated they can't do their job. I buy the anodes from Anode Outlet, been doing that for a few years now, their website has got better and better.
  9. Steve S

    switch to aluminium anodes

    Well I will probably find out! It should not be an issue as they won't be bonded together unlike the anodes on one boat Some clear info here on Zinc and Aluminium pros and cons. https://www.anodeoutlet.co.uk/aluminium-versus-zinc-anodes/
  10. Steve S

    switch to aluminium anodes

    Thanks for your comments, seems I may be the first one to use Aluminium anodes. I've ordered Aluminium anodes now to replace all the zinc ones (all knackered) on the boat. so time will tell. I'll let you know the result at next years haul out, if not before...
  11. Steve S

    switch to aluminium anodes

    Yes aluminium anodes are a different from the aluminium alloy used in the legs.
  12. Steve S

    switch to aluminium anodes

    I'm planning to switch Tigerfish to using aluminium anodes this year from zinc ones. I've read they are a suitable for salt water with occasional fresh water use and they are now markedly lower cost than zinc ones. Has anyone any experience of using aluminium anodes?
  13. Steve S

    Alderney 2019

    Boats that have shown interest: Tigerfish - Confirmed - Crew - Steve, Terry, Alun. Reel Magic - Confirmed - Crew - Dave ? Alfresco - Confirmed´╗┐ - Crew - Charlie, Ian? Kingfisher - Confirmed - Crew - Chris, Mal Madness - Confirmed - Crew - Martin, Dean Sweet Chariot - Possible´╗┐ Joint Venture - Possible
  14. Steve S

    Digital Weighing Scales

    I use digital weighting scales (kept in a sealed bag, works for me) but the big problem I find with them is getting them to lock on a reading when weighting at sea (fish to be returned), the heavier the fish the harder to get a lock. The rocking sea is the problem of course but with digital scales numbers flickering all over the place it's hard to work out reasonable average reading if they won't lock. Now if there was some digital scales out there which would display an averaged reading I'd buy them. Surly I can't be the only one to have this problem. Currently I try to get on a lock on the digitals if no luck I switch to the traditional analogue scales where it's much easier to get reasonable read on fish weight with the needle moving. I go to for middle of the two extremes and take a bit off.
  15. Steve S

    Isle of Wight Cod

    There were few enough cod around last Summer, I'm not optimistic this one will any better if lack of suitable food for the cod fry is the problem.