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gaffa last won the day on January 11

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About gaffa

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    Marlin Master
  • Birthday 11/02/1948

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    Eastleigh Hants
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    Vintage Fountain Pens<br />
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  1. gaffa

    Revised Bridge Times

    Love the bit about "Mariners need to check the headroom displays at the bridge to judge if they can pass below without the bridge being lifted" Poole Council still hadn't fixed them last time out ....must be getting on for 6 months now ๐Ÿ˜• Any further news on their status?
  2. gaffa

    Birthday greetings Charlie

    Belated Birthday Greetings Charlie ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ‘
  3. gaffa

    Tomorrow - Thursday

    I'm going to try for a few bream at Swanage unless someone knows somewhere better๐Ÿ˜‹
  4. gaffa

    Birthday best wishes Charlie & Coddy

    Belated birthday wishes guys. Hope you enjoyed your day. Only 364 days til the next one
  5. gaffa

    Anyone venturing out tomorrow?

    Will do Mick Hope we both have a productive and dry weather day
  6. I plan to wet a line tomorrow ........anyone else going out? my weather app is showing Fog between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock any other weather apps giving same? Spare place on board if anyone interested
  7. gaffa

    New family member

    Nice looking boat Neil Enjoy her I'll keep an eye open for her when she invades the Patch....Tight Lines๐Ÿ‘
  8. gaffa

    Birthday greetings John

    Happy Birthday John Enjoy the day
  9. gaffa

    Happy B'day Chris

    Happy Birthday Chris Enjoy the day๐ŸŽ‚
  10. gaffa

    Happy Birthday Kam

    Happy Birthday Kam Enjoy the day๐ŸŽ‚
  11. Happy Birthday Jim Its YOUR day for Cake and Beer๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ Enjoy
  12. gaffa

    Evening trips ?

    Might even mean I can get to use my remote control searchlight . I haven't used it in anger since I bought the boat 13 years ago
  13. gaffa

    Evening trips ?

    Heads Up, Just thought I 'd share this as it seems an opportune post. Recently visited Porthcawl insurance to try and get some clarification on some of the restrictions on my Boat insurance. Re fishing at night . My insurance doesn't cover me if I go out in the dark and come back in the dark . It does cover going out in the light and coming back when its dark as it can be construed that there are many reasons that prevent you coming back before darkness sets in .eg tides,weather,bridge lifts etc etc. If night cover is required I think day skipper is the minimum required qualification as evidence of light and bouyage competence is required. 20 mile cover Also I tried to extend my 12 mile to 20 mile range on my policy but it required fitting an auxiliary means of propulsion not necessarily capable of getting you home (but recommended) but to keep the boat heading into the sea rather than risk broaching when beam on under engine failure. No room to fit one on mine but I do have a sea anchor drogue that would help under engine failure conditions. My cover is staying at 12 mile from nearest land as I never exceed that anyway It may be that an alternative insurer may have alternative views although I think most are looking to reduce their exposure to risk as my policy terms with the same insurer are becoming tighter each year. You only seem to find out your not covered when you make a claim๐Ÿ˜• Worth checking yours guys I know a lot of you are with Porthcawl Insurance Brokers. Steve at Porthcawl is a great guy and very helpful and tied in with the local RNLI an ex small boat owner and knows his stuff. Needless to say I still get my insurance from him Peteg
  14. gaffa

    Happy birthday Derek

    Happy Birthday Derek