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gaffa last won the day on December 28 2015

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About gaffa

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    Shark Chaser
  • Birthday 11/02/1948

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    Eastleigh Hants
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    Vintage Fountain Pens<br />
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  1. Magic for Seniors

    Don't Let your wife see this Unless you are prepared for the consequences And Dont try it out on the wife unless you are really prepared to accept the consequences
  2. Trim Tabs - Orkney Pilothouse 20

    One other note of caution Mel ........... the need to fit anodes to the tabs. Not really an issue if you are drystacked or store ashore but if left afloat they are seriously necessary. I speak from experience as I had the Port Tab break away from the hull due to galvanic corrosion of the hinge fixing screws. I was happily doing about 15knots at the time when all of a sudden boat basically tried to turn on its side . Boats dont like running with just one tab down Scared the **** out of me Limped back to Cobbs with a dangly tab on one side and the other raised up and kept speed down . I fitted anodes to both tabs after that ....BIG ones as I was having to replace small ones twice a year when on F pontoon. Aaahhhh another hidden benefit of drystacking Peteg
  3. Happy Birthday to Dave Lynes.

    Happy Birthday Dave Hope you're having a good Non Skinny un Well its only once a year
  4. Birthday greetings Martin

    Best Birthday wishes from me also Martin..Enjoy the day
  5. 2018 Bass regulations are now in force.

    Does this only apply to England? Are there alternative guidlines for Wales , Scotland and Northern Ireland or are they the same????
  6. Happy Birthday Ian

    Belated Birthday wishes from me also I'm sure you would have had a Goodun Peteg
  7. Birthday greetings Brian & Jamie

    Happy Birthday guys Have a good un.
  8. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Yep fully agree with Robs comment and while your at it pullout and inspect the fuses and holder contacts of any in line fuseholders(particularly the blade fuses )as they are subject to galvanic corrossion if the boat has been afloat for a while. Can't stress the importance of using tinned copper wire enough Peteg
  9. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Looks like you may have found a keeper......Hope so. She looks sound from the pics. Re water under deck..If its like my RYDS600AC then it is most likely rain water . I get the guys at Cobbs to give her a bit of a tilt on the fork lift each time they take her off the drystack. Its surprising how much can come out of the drain plug hole after a few months exposure to the weather. There has never beem an isssue in use and even when on the pontoon a couple of pumps on the manual bilge pump used to clear her out. Gave up looking for a solution years ago
  10. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Probably .....All Welshmen are Mad!! including myself I used to work with the secretary of that club and he would possibly know the boats history. I wouldn't be surprised if he sold it to you. It may have been one of his earlier purchases before he settled on the Merry Fisher. Maybe not as he had a warrior before that I'm pretty sure I recognised it sitting in the compund next to the river (not the main compound)on one of my visits about 3 years ago. Hope you get it sorted and fingers crossed It doesn't have the rot problems associated with the old home build Wilson flyers.. Gary who now owns the Wilson Flyer moulds builds a lovely boat but yours aint a Flyer so he may not be able to give you much assistance..He has got multiple build pics of his new design on WSF but this link may be of use to you. http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/threads/wilson-flyer-fast-fisher-17-rebuild.30362681/#post-39576681
  11. A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    r That Looks very much like AFAN boat club to me ...(Port Talbot) .Am I close
  12. Happy Birthday Kev

    Belated Birthday wishes Kev. Guess you generated your own Wind after that meal
  13. Webasto heater problem - Fan fault

    These in line blade fuses need regular inspection and removal of the fuses for checking for corrosion of the blades and sockets themseves. When my boat was on F pontoon I had to regularly replace them due to corrosion probably due to galvanic action as there was no way water or dampness could have entered the fuse holder. I always keep a few spares on board now. Hope it turns out to be something simple and cheap Steve Peteg
  14. Birthday greetings PJ

    Happy Birthday PJ hope you had a good one
  15. Happy Birthday Terry

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday Terry, Bet you had a good one