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Greg last won the day on July 7 2017

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  • Birthday 02/17/1964

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  1. Greg

    Barracuda 9

    As you are aware we have the 805 as well. We have had it for 5 years now and when anyone outside the clubs asks me what type of boat I have, I liken it to a caravan on water. We are a family of three and I must admit we only just all enjoy the space. I am not sure how we would get on if we were a family of 4. However, as your kids get older and discover technology, they will be more in the cabin than out!! I can fish with 3 anglers out the back quite comfortably, or two anglers with 4 rods. We have also had special made cushions which fit the top deck (they cost £600.00 to have made) this gives us an extra 48 sq, feet of sun bathing space. However, that is fine if you are around the Islands not out in the bay which could be uncomfortable due to the pendulum effect!! We too have looked high and low for another vessel, but they do not exist unless you are willing to pay £90k plus. Charlie did the right thing by creating Alfresco. His boat fits all the family and fishing needs but you will need a big wallet and time to go down that route. The 805 is very economical on fuel and I use it a lot as a winter fishing boat as it has a great cabin to get out of the cold as well as the inboard heater. I think it also come down to the fact that you need to determine whether you actually need an out and out fishing boat or a family boat. And good luck with that one!!!!!!!!!
  2. Greg

    Flatfish Competition

    Hey Stuie Why don't you get the Charter Skipper to tow Sea Dream across as you will be still in Club Waters you will probably have the best chance of winning the flatfish comp 😂
  3. Greg

    Birthday greetings Sam

    Happy Birthday Sam hope you are having a great day
  4. Greg

    Happy Birthday Jerry

    Happy Birthday Jerry hope you have had a great day
  5. Greg

    Rodman v Merry fisher?

    One other serious consideration then Neil, My Mrs is always complaining that we are usually in the shade when out on a sunny day. This is because of the long high cabin and the short rear deck area and depending on the wind or tide direction, dictates which direction the back area is facing. Very often it is not facing the sun. It is great in the Marina as we face south but not so good when out on the water. I would imagine this would be the same for the Rodman?
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    Rodman v Merry fisher?

    In my opinion Neil If you are wanting a fishing boat with good deck space then I would not go for either of them. As you know I have a Merryfisher 805 and it is basically a caravan on water, good fuel consumption and a good safe family boat, but not a serious fishing boat. Three anglers on board would be a crowd, two is really the limit. On the fuel consumption, From Cobbs Quay to the Needles and back I used £54.00 of fuel this year. I can not judge between the Rodman and the Merryfisher.
  7. Greg

    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Happy Birthday Jim hope you have a few to celebrate tonight Greg
  8. Greg

    Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman

    Happy Birthday Tony I hope you had a great day, Greg
  9. Greg

    Happy Birthday to Dave Lynes.

    Happy Birthday Dave hope you are having a good one Greg
  10. Greg

    Tubertini Atlantis match boat rod

    Thanks for that Dave but I already have one Tubertini so I would not go any further in price.
  11. Greg

    Tubertini Atlantis match boat rod

    Hi Dave How about I will pay you the £90.00 for the rod and you service my 3 Saltist reels free of charge? They have had hardly any usage this year! Greg
  12. Greg

    Site upgrade and server move

    Thanks Martin Greg
  13. Greg

    Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Oli when I log and go into view new content for the first time all items appear. if I go back in a little later then the topic I was interested in has disappeared. I can view it if I press the Activity icon. What am I doing wrong? cheers Greg