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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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    Reflections 2
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  1. gaffa

    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    That does seem to be a large area of unsupported window to rely on beading alone .Maybe you could make a reinforcing frame to fit inside the cuddy.How flexible is the window material?
  2. gaffa

    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    You'll have to get used to the slamming unfortunately Hooky Small price to pay to catch fish....and you found mackeral ......result
  3. gaffa

    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    A result at last Well done Hooky Make sure you enjoy the fruits of your labour
  4. gaffa

    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Hope you get some good luck Hooky you deserve it. The boat looks too good to give up without a fight. As Martin says Fingers and Everything crossed for you from me too
  5. I have just replaced my 12v horn (not an air horn)and its pretty loud but the warning is mostly going to come via my vhf built in 30watt PA system and a string of Verbal Commands . Never used in anger YET 😉
  6. gaffa

    Reflections 2 second trip of the year

    I did notice you Mike . Apologies for not giving you a call but had my head down setting up rigs etc. Next thing I new you had disappeared😖 What sort of day did you have ......catch much? Peteg
  7. Well this went better than the first only a few days earlier when I didn't wet a line due to rough weather. Managed to get through the bridges and harbour by 9.30am which is pretty good for me . Out towards Old Harry and started drifting with an assortment of rigs trying float for garfish and mackeral,feathers for mackeral and bottom tackle for anything. Bait was cuttlefish srtrips. Managed 5 species but no mackeral or garfish and it wasn't for lack of trying. Didn't anchor up just drifted from old Harry into the bays both Swanage and Poole Back home at 18.30 so pretty good day overall.(for me that is Peteg
  8. gaffa

    Newbie from Swanage

    Welcome to the club Nick. The Bella 703 is a lot of boat in 7metres . Enjoy the fishing
  9. gaffa

    Happy Birthday Neil & Alan

    Happy Birthday Guys
  10. gaffa

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Well I couldn't call it a blank as I didn't even put any terminal tackle into the water, Spent a few hours on the pontoon sorting out a few bits on the boat and filled up with fuel then headed under the bridges for the harbour where I was going to try a few drifts for some microspecies . The harbour main channel was quite rough with lots of white horses so decided I could find a bit of shelter outside the harbour. Not a chance in the bay the wind and tide were causing quite uncomfortable conditions and even bigger white horses which were quite fun . Didn't take long to call it a day and returned to the drystack. Got one over the front in the harbour and got wet as I didnt have the cabin door closed All good experience for next trip....I'll wait for a better wind next time Peteg
  11. gaffa

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Cheers Mick, I saw your earlier post re nets thanks for the heads up
  12. gaffa

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Thanks I will need all the help I can get as haven't used her for almost 2 years She is a 1998 RYDS 600AC with a 115hp Mariner efi (2001) on the back. I have owned her since 2006 and she still does everything I need and have never felt the need to change her
  13. gaffa

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    fingers crossed Terry🤗
  14. gaffa

    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Reflections 2 has decided to wet her bottom and do the first fishing trip of the year tomorrow with the hope of at least putting something on my zero species list.😎 She has received a load of well deserved TLC recently including servicing and in and out valetting and a few upgrades so it would be a shame not to christen her with some fishy mess .😋 I will be going solo unless anyone would like to crew . It wont be an early start. PM me if interested or able to disclose any fishy spots😁