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    Pout catcher
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    Hitchin Hertfordshire
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    sea and freshwater fishing, boats,caravaning
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    Sheer Bliss
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    This is a tip from landlocked Hertfordshire where I unfortunately have to overwinter. Go on U-TUBE and search TA Fishing , this is run by Graham Pullen who is an inspiration to us all. You can view his boat fishing exploits many of which are in the Eastern Solent together with shore fishing and freshwater fishing videos. He is a knowlegable and engaging man who has fished all over the world

    One chance to fix our fisheries

    I have done


    On a bitterly cold winters morning a husband and wife in Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say... "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the Snow ploughs can get through." So the good wife went out and moved her car. A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said... "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through." The good wife went out and moved her car again. The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says... "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electric power went out... The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said... "Darling, I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow ploughs can get through?" Then with the love and understanding in his voice, that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied... "Why don't you just leave the *****car in the garage this time."

    By Catch

    The Missing Wife The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, a Twillingate, Newfoundland man answered his door to find two grim-faced RCMP officers. "We're sorry Mr. Flynn, but we have some information about your wife," said one of the officers. "Tell me...did you find her?!" Cedric Flynn asked. The Mounties looked at each other. Then one said, "We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?" Fearing the worst, Mr. Flynn said, "Give me the bad news first." The RCMP officer said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife's body in the bay." "Lord sufferin' Jesus!" exclaimed Flynn. Swallowing hard, he asked, "What could possibly be the good news?" The officer continued, "When we pulled her up, she had 12 of the best looking Atlantic lobsters that you have ever seen clinging to her. Haven't seen lobsters like that since the 1960's, and we feel you are entitled to a share in the catch." Stunned, Mr. Flynn demanded, "If that's the good news, then what's the great news?" The officer replied, "We're gonna pull her up again tomorrow."

    Side Mount Control prob!

    Did you get the plastic bottle top out of the oil tank and its fallen down and jamming the linkage ?

    E-Tec engine problem

    I have an 50 hp E Tec and would imagine yours is very similar. The oil tank is transclucent so shining a strong light through it may reveal the caps whereabouts.after removing all the oil you can try putting an air line in it which should blow any loose objects out. if you want any advice phone Paul Thorne at South Coast Outboards (Christchurch) 01202 496630 as he is a very nice guy that knows everything E Tec. Regards Richard
  7. Excellent condition full working order, less than forty hours use. Available to club members only at discounted price prior to listing on Ebay. £130 If interested please contact on 01462622725 can deliver in Poole Area next weekend.Mobil 07774063061 MMSI number Professionally removed by Standard Horizon.

    Rope around prop

    High Martin You can get a waterproof illuminated cable camera on ebay for about ten quid. You load a little bit of software to a laptop , dangle it over the side and job done. You can save the images or video to your hard drive if you wish . Regards Richard

    This is amazing

    These are avaible from Roche Marine for £130. ouch" and studying the video in slow motion it looks like it transfers a horseshoe shaped carriage from one side to the other driven by the upward and downward pressure of the pull or push. What is a bit worrying is they are also selling spare heads for these units which suggests they may have a history of failure.




    I really need your advice on a serious problem: I have suspected for some time now, that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs: if the phone rings and I answer, the caller hangs up, she also goes out with the girls a lot. I try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home but I usually fall asleep. Anyway last night about midnight I hid in the shed behind the boat. When she came home she got out of someone's car buttoning up her blouse, then she took her knickers out of her bag and slipped them on. It was at that moment crouched behind the boat that I noticed a hairline crack in the outboard engine mounting bracket. Is that something I can weld or do I need to replace the whole bracket?

    usefull gadget

    Hi Brian It is the bigger brother of Albatross a Quayline 18 they were hand built by a guy that now works for Sunseeker. My application for this device is to pump reserve fuel from a under floor reserve ballast tank to the running tank in a seat compartment which is about 18 inches higher and therefore would not siphon.

    usefull gadget

    Hello All I thought I would post a new gadget I have just bought on ebay as I think it would be usefull for other members. It is a mini fuel pump used for transfering fuel from jerry cans to main tanks without the need for funnels etc. I have got one lifts about 2 meters and tranfers up to 50 liters with one charge. If interested search item number 381091617480.Finally please keep up the banter as it is the only thing that keeps me sane ,stuck up here in Hertfordshire.Hope to get to a meeting after I bring all the kit down in March. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rally-Motorsport-Race-Car-Wireless-Petrol-Pump-Brilliant-Unique-Syphon-Diesel-/381091617480?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item58bad49ac8


    For sale Albatross Same as item No 290939949635 currently on Ebay Has 2 reliable engines 50 hp Mercury and 4 hp Johnson Fishfinder, Trailer and hand held satnav, a much loved boat that has circum- navigated th Isle of Wight. Significant discount to club members as I would love to see the boat around the Bay. Say arounnd £2500 Please call 07774063061 if interested,can deliver to poole area if required.

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