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Hooky last won the day on April 5

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About Hooky

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    Fishing Guru !
  • Birthday 02/25/1965

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    The lounge
  • Interests
    Repairing old crap from eBay and annoying the wife when it lays in the garden leaking shit for months on end
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  1. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Another update ! With the Yamaha 90% ready it got started and running, not good, very poor. Time was up (and money) I went off to collect her from the boat yard, I could have put her on the mooring but i using the auxilary engine but the best decision to take her home. How does a trailer bearing crack so easily ???? better still it went on a main single road in rush hour when the schools kick out ! Carbs off (again) Three carbs to attempt another strip, attempt due to all the old screws and jets are sha##ed I have found something ! bottom two carbs have the pilot jets blanked off , tiny wee piece of rubber , its not the same in the top carb ! I think I have discovered why she keeps over - fueling , the investigation continues.
  2. Christchurch

    Just the news I needed to get Doombar ready !
  3. Happy Birthday Hooky

    Thanks all , I had a few days off holiday planned , determined to get the new boat sorted and on the water , it didn't happen , it's far to cold to mess about this week !
  4. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Brilliant, the wifey had a giggle thinking her luck had changed !
  5. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Yes Jimbo , Chris did the business ( and also bunged in a spare anchor, rods, reels et etc so hence I'm just about ready to go after a fish of some sort All donators will of course be coming out to play wether they want to or not !! Shes a a big old girl , will take 3/4 members so need to teach them all I know Monday morning 10:30 until 10; 50 should be fine
  6. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Last few minor issues , the old carbs got taken off to be "sonically " cleaned. The old jets were totally shot and had to be changed , two had been put in crossed threaded !! The impeller housing was also very worn , I'm not sure how but that had also been put on wrong !!!! Very close to my end price as to what a old Yamaha is worth , at least it actually came for free (as such ) with the boat I still need to sort out the Auxillary Transom bracket , I'm not going to wrisk going far without a buddy boat , even a fully re- built main engine needs to be tested. I would love to give a very, very big to the ' Hookys totally skint and needs anything " to Alan, Jimbo,Chris for all the donated gear , I'm feeling very humbled by the generous support from this club . Weird how thing happen , I took a big gamble on what had been described as a project boat , it turn out it was 90% complete and in superb condition . I also believed 6 or so months of hard work could be needed , rip up old deck, glass in new floor etc etc its taken a month ! So not a project at all !! Ah , money , yes that again ! No way would I be looking at the March bream competition, to raise a few £££ I'm selling my old Mariner 60 , selling my fuel gulping Mercedes ( getting a crappy old Focus instead !!! ) etc etc just to try and get out fishing and enter a few club comps Why do we do all this for a few fish ???? Total madness !
  7. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Update ! Looking at a maiden voyage next week
  8. Auxiliary Outboard Bracket + other stuff !

    All sorted now thanks
  9. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Update ! Thanks to rivershack boats we have good progress! The engine is a good one ! All cylinders have good compression, its all fine, needs a very good full service. New Battery, tray, cables, etc etc now happening The electrics have all be given a general look over. Minor problems are there is no push to choke on the control unit First maiden launch very soon ( harbour only) Crew required
  10. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    OK, Its all connected up to a nice pretty fuse box with seperate LED switches , i will take a few pics as soon as possible for your amusement
  11. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    ERR DOH told you im not the best at wiring stuff ! I may have to make a few alterations !
  12. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Simple update ; spent all day wiring things up , every cable has been soldered etc etc I now have done my best to get everything working as it should . I still have the biggest thing left, the engine. Fingers crossed , she's still on my driveway awaiting to be taken down to Rivershack. Im still aiming for the first week in April ?? It's getting rather exciting but not going to rush as I'm going to get this job 100% right first time .
  13. History of the Mobile Phone

    Did they give you a fair one ?
  14. Adjustable , needs to take a 4hp . Battery Box Inshore flare pack Fire extinguisher ( anything safe wise I may have forgotten ) ? Alderney ring thing ( and the buoy ) pm please with price, can pick up at next meeting if needed .