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  1. gaffa

    Happy Birthday Stuie

    Happy birthday Stuie. Make sure its a good un
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    Best Rod and Reel Combo under £100?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X9KPDJ8/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item?th=1 I was so impressed with the Kastking Sharky3 baitrunner 6000 recently purchased that I decided to go for one of their Whitemax baitcasters . I paid £27.99 for it but I see its now been reduced to £25.52. Took a one day delivery option from Amazon and it arrived today. It seems a lovely little reel. Don't miss these bargains Right hand only it seems on Amazon but they are available left or right on Ebay you just have to wait a little longer. I am going to pair it with my Daiwa Beefstick 6ft 6inch medium heavy baitcaster rod and keep it in the boot of my car for holidays later this week first Wales then on for a week touring in Cornwall if all goes to plan. If I manage to get any fishing in I'll let you know how it performs .It is replacing an ABU 5500C3 which I keep getting overruns on .The Whitemax has a much more sophisticated adjustable braking system which I hope will sort the overrun issue out
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    Happy Birthday Nigel & Mick

    Thought Nige was like the Queen having 2 Birthdays until it was explained. Happy Proper Birthday Nige Happy Birthday to you too Mick Enjoy .😁
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    Best Rod and Reel Combo under £100?

    I'll let you know but don't hold your breath on me managing to catch a cod!!!😞
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    Best Rod and Reel Combo under £100?

    If you're after a LOW COST salt water resistant Fixed spool reel with or without the baitrunner function have a look at the KASTKING SHARKY 3 RANGE on ebay from Kastking fishing Hong Kong .I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I just purchased a 6000 series baitrunner for around £46 and 1000 metres of multicolour braid for £19 ish and have christened both . I am very pleased with performances ...very powerful main drag and nice 2nd drag ...I reckon they are good value for the price. Plenty of reviews on You Tube Peteg
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    Not me, I'm currently soaking up the sunshine in Wales....never thought I would ever be able to say that
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    Birthday greetings Allan

    Birthday greetinngs Allan Enjoy
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    Happy Birthday Dogfish Dave

    Happy Birthday Dave Have a Good Un
  9. gaffa

    one bass a day from October

    What happens after December 31st 2018?????
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    Just sayin'

    Ah the Plaice Maister hasn't lost his touch it seems. Well done Terry. I will be out tomorrow and probably Thursday as well trying to up my species count. Peteg
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    Bit late.

    Did you manage to catch one Terry?
  12. Looking to do a bit of dangling tomorrow. Anything about? Space available if anyone is up for crewing Peteg
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    Took the boat out today .All sorted (other than finding the damn leak) Didn't realise it was Bournemouth airshow and was told they had a big exclusion zone virtually covering Poole Bay. Whether true or not I decided to go across to the Swanage side. Lovely weather but fishing pretty c@@p only a couple of small black bream to show for it and only out for about 3 hours fishing time but well worth it. Plenty of aircraft movement ..well I heard them but didn't see much. I will stay away from Poole this weekend as its going to be very busy with boat movements and traffic heads up to all. Be back down next week and will make Thursdays meeting all being well
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    Rob, That's really useful info. I was concerned about topping up sims . Me and the missus have got a sim overload at the moment one for each of the following BT(EE),giffgaff, 3 and vodaphone and the kids have got Tescos but I am trying to rationalise them .....Honest. But the ASDA offer would definitely float my boat if you excuse the pun😁
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    ugly stic wanted

    I've got an old 30lb all roller ugly stick paired with an ABU20 that I keep for very special occasions. I used to use it for wire line fishing in the 70s . Worth a bit of money now I think Not looking to sell though ...sentimental value ....and saving for my Poole Bay Monster attempt
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    Rob i've looked at the tracker option and it isn't really a goer for me unless unless i can reduce the dial out times to 1 or 2 times per day. Security isn't an issue as boat is on top level of drystack and neither is battery charge level normally as i take batteries out if i know i will not be using the boat for a while.. So only major issue is water ingress which i will do my best to resolve ASAP Be interested to find out best/most economical solar and regulator solution for the dual battery setup though
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    We might bump into each other again then Terry😁
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    Good idea Rob. I have a 2 battery system which I partially isolate via the main isolator when I leave boat each time . I say partially because battery 2 has a permanent feed via a fuse to my heating system/ timer. and battery 1 has a permanent feed via a switch and fuse to the VHF which I separately switch off . Generally the digital timer doesn't really load the battery much and I never use the heater on automatic so there is ample reserve in a second feed off battery 1 via switch and fuse and I could easily rig a float to one of those tracker units. Food for thought and another job to look forward to Ah the joys of being a boat owner.😁
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    Tuesday 28th August trip out

    B@@@er.😟 No trip out for me today. After having the boat tilted on removal from the drystack to drain the small amount of water that collects via the bung I got to the boat and found both batteries flat not even enough to energise the starter motor with both in parallel.. The battery compartments had about 200mm of water showing in them. Highest I have ever seen normally no more than about 20mm showing at the bottom of the intermediate deck so I reckon the water must have found a way to drain the batteries. I pumped out 6 gorilla tubs worth of rain water and can only surmise it's getting in via breathers underneath the foredeck where the original fuel tank used to fit and a possible leaky inspection hatch in the deck. We did have a lot of rain earlier in the week. The main Bilge pump had no effect on reducing the level as the rainwater was contained within a higher deck level in the boat and needed pumping out separately (I only found this out today!!) Removed batteries and opened internal hatches/covers to get everything dried out. Back down Thursday to have a second attempt at Dangling and further leak investigations😥
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    Happy Birthday Lofty

    Birthday greetings Lofty Have a good un
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    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?
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    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
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    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

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