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  1. gaffa

    Newbie from Swanage

    Welcome to the club Nick. The Bella 703 is a lot of boat in 7metres . Enjoy the fishing
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    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😁
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    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
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    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    Cheers Mick, I saw your earlier post re nets thanks for the heads up
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    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
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    Shakedown trip tomorrow

    fingers crossed Terry🤗
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    Happy Birthday Mick

    Happy Birthday Mick. Enjoy
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    Anchor and chain

    Totally agree Steve I lost a Manson Supreme(Cheaper Rocna Clone but still expensive ) on the patch because I couldn't dig it out even with the shackle in the sliding slot . Bought a replacement Manson Supreme 7.5kg but rigged it to trip from the front (looks quite messy with chain flopping all over the place).These Anchors set fast and really dig in but don't like letting go. I now keep it as a secondary anchor having replaced it with a 5kg "Original" Bruce claw anchor which is much easier to handle and easier to rig to trip. I am trying out the "anchor trip links" via a caribiner so I dont have to reset once tripped but haven't had chance to use in anger yet. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anchor-Trip-Link-for-craft-up-to-around-20ft-6mtr/173273957141?epid=2257469794&hash=item2857eec315:g:-DoAAOSwnxFZw-Go Reports seem to indicate that the original bruce anchors perform better than the clones however they are no longer manufactured and have to be sourced second hand
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    Best wishes Alun & Bob

    Same From Me
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    Happy Birthday Charlie

    Belated Birthday greetings Charlie Expect you made it a good one
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    Flatfish Competition

    Not able to make this one as off on a regular Wales visit on the weekend. Heads up its Poole Boat show on the weekend and Cobbs Dry stack is being used for launching lots of the exhibitors boats so it will be pretty manic I would think with trailers taking up car parking space etc etc😟
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    Wishin Too for sale

    Best of luck with the sale Nigel, Boat ownership has its Bummer moments and I have to admit I almost put mine up for sale due to lack of use on numerous occassions but to date she is still my little black hole or moneypit that I can just about hang on to for another season ,.
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    Happy birthday Trevor

    Happy Birthday Trev. Enjoy the day
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    Friday pm

    Sting Ray between your legs ...You must be crazy Good days fishing there Lofty Peteg
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    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Feel for you Hooky You must get a bit of good luck soon Peteg
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    Happy Birthday.

    Happy Birthday Guys Enjoy the day
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    Happy Birthday Kam

    Happy Birthday Kam Make sure you have a good one
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    Happy Birthday Tiddler

    Belated Birthday greetings Jim Bet the cakes all gone
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    Lifejacket check

    Many Thanks to Dave,Mike and Carol for the LJ checks at the AGM Just checking my Seago's 4 x175nm plus a junior 100nm size . All auto heads way out of date (2011) but look perfect . Gas cylinders weighed and all spot on and no corrosion(I also have 4 older ones that I use for spares as they show minimal signs of corrosion) Note each cylinder is engraved with a minimum gross weight so as long as at or above this they haven't discharged. Crotch straps fitted to all and checked. Checked the Srobe lights and Spray hoods which fitted to 3 x175's all functional. Just waiting to see if they will pass the 24hr inflation test now.
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    Birthday greetings John (Solehunter)

    Happy Birthday John
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    Birthday greetings Derek

    Belated Birthday greetings Derek
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    Happy birthday Jacob

    Happy Birthday Jacob Guess your going to get spoilt rotten by grandad Kev..... .......make sure you don't take after Harry Enfields "Kevin" now you're a teenager
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    Happy Birthday Adam

    Happy Birthday Adam Have a good one
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    Happy Birthday Mr. Chairman

    Belated Birthday Wishes Tony Hope you had a great day Peteg