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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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  1. The Bristol channel has been subject to commercial agregate/sand dredging for about 50 years. In that time the sand level on my local storm beach has fallen by more than 10 metres vertically .That is, the sand has been removed to such an extent that it has exposed prehistoric peat beds over more than a 7 mile length of beach. The adjacent beaches have also been affected to some lesser degree. Sand is a finite resource you dig a hole and sand from elsewhere moves to fill it in. Eventually the ripple effect reaches the extremeties i.e the local beaches and their sands flow back towards the source of the dredging thus removing it from the beach.. I would oppose this scheme on numerous ecological grounds
  2. gaffa

    Happy Birthday Dave & Freddie

    Happy Birthday Guys
  3. Beggars Belief Mick
  4. Went out from Cobbs Quay Marina today and twin sails display was reading fine from Holes Bay side but had missing indicator lights in the display facing the Old Bridge side. Conversely the Old Bridge display on the twin sails side was totally dead but the display on the Town Quay side was fine. I generally allow a minus 0.3m offset between the Twin sails and old bridge so I was able to calculate expected air draft was ok under the old bridge but not knowing that offset would cause a need to contact the bridge operator for an accurate reading and plenty of circling around between bridges. It works the opposite way from the old bridge but If you can get under that one you are guaranteed to get under the twin sails (provided you don't spend all the time circling around and missing the tide) I may be wrong but I think these faulty displays were mentioned in a previous post some time ago If so why haven't they been fixed.......its not rocket science.....๐Ÿ˜ฃ
  5. gaffa

    New Boat ?????

    I think you might well be right there Martin........Well until the novelty wears off I have next week to cram blasts around the bay and some fishing in and then off to Wales for a week So any recommendations for best days and marks for next week would be appreciated will have space aboard for at least 1 if needed๐Ÿ˜
  6. gaffa

    New Boat ?????

    Well not really but certainly felt like it After a long wait for parts finally had a chance to take the old girl out for a spin today to test out engine repairs. All I can say was it was a revelation I honestly can't remember when the performance was this good .......really really impressed. So there's life in the old girl yet she performed wonderfully ....30mph with more in hand ...rock solid handling and the throttle was so responsive I honestly thought i had bought a new boat. I must have been pottering along for years with an under performing engine and not known it. It was a pleasure to be out and when dangling a line definitely took a back seat especially with a northerly blowing straight in your face on the drift. So for anyone with an old 2001 Mariner EFI 115HP 4 stroke outboard its performance can be radically improved by fitting a new high pressure fuel pump a fuel regulator and setting it up correctly of course . Big Thank you to Martin and Chris at Holes Bay Marine for sorting it. All I have to do now is get hold of a 100amp marine/leisure battery that fits one of my battery compartments as one of my existing squadron batteries has given up the ghost YEEEE HAAAA
  7. gaffa


    I didn't get out either as had a few issues with the boat. Hopefully all sorted now and will try again in the morning It wasn't that cold...Oh I forgot I have a cabin heater๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. gaffa


    I'm Looking to give the boat a good thrash to check outboard engine repairs are OK. I will of course take a rod just in case . It would be a late start early finish blast with a few lures at best nothing serious .๐Ÿ˜Ž
  9. gaffa

    Tuna report

    You'd be done for Speeding ๐Ÿ˜‹
  10. gaffa

    Birthday wishes Mike & Kevin

    Happy Birthday Guys Enjoy the day
  11. gaffa

    Lucky Cornish Fisherman

    Lucky guy
  12. gaffa

    Birthday greetings PJ

    Happy Birthday PJ. Xmas,Boxing day and Birthday celebrations all in one....go on extend them to a week you know you want to๐Ÿ˜‹
  13. gaffa

    A very merry Christmas

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish you all unfettered access to a fish stacked sea with a fully functional Twin Sails Bridge and a safe channel at Christchurch/Mudeford Pete
  14. gaffa

    More species of fish coming

    No longer on my bucket list. Caught one in Cairns Oz. Put up a lousy fight. It was all of 8 ounces and couldn't have been more than a day or so old๐Ÿ˜Ž
  15. Rob have you been copying my survey?? ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ๏ธ