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  1. Maverick

    Best wishes Alun & Bob

    Happy Birthday Alun & Bob
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    Had one of those intrepids in my shore fishing days
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    Flatfish Competition

    Well done Adam great result for you and Tigerfish
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    Happy Birthday Charlie

    Got talking to Diane on Sat and she said you might be up for a trip, just shout mate would be more than happy to have you for company, I'll pm you when we are going out
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    Happy Birthday Charlie

    Did it an faceache but will duplicate for a mate, hope it was good Charlie
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    Flatfish Competition

    Dean, Neil and Martin will fish on Sunday
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    Wishin Too for sale

    Good luck with the sale Nigel, she's a cracking boat
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    Happy birthday Trevor

    Nice one Trevor
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    Happy birthday Trevor

    Happy Birthday Trevor, have a grand day matey
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    Mid Channel Madness

    Dean and I decided we would go out on the boat fishing Sunday so arrangements for food and bait were made . Down the boat for a later start at 8:15. First stop was at Cobbs Quay fuel berth to fill Madness up after our Alderney foray then out into the harbour. We had a conversation about what we should do, breaming was on the agenda but seeing how flat the sea was along with the combination of small tides we plumped for mid channel wrecks. On our previous trip over to Alderney we lost all our pink look alike eels which had seemed to be the colour preferred by the fish, a quick call into Poole Sea Angling got us something similar then off we went this side of mid channel to see what we could find. The trip out saw a flattish sea which gave us a comfortable cruise speed at 20+ knots. Got to our first wreck which had fished on previous occasions but unfortunately not today with just a couple of hard won fish appearing. After giving it a good length of time the decision was made to move to the next closest wreck which was about 1.5 miles further west from the first mark. This small wreck fished slightly better but was not blistering sport with just the odd cod. Off we go again another 5 miles west to a reasonable sized wreck. This move was well justified with Pollock to 15lb and a splattering of small 5-8lb cod. Coming home was interesting with visibility down to 50 metres at one point, the fog was really quite thick and a total change from the morning. At one point Dean said look up I can see the sun to which I replied unfortunately we were not going that way and still couldn’t see more than 70/80 metres ahead, really strange. Close inshore (within a mile of land) the fog cleared to hazy sunshine. The point of making an issue of the fog is that if we did not have radar we would have been travelling at about 6 or 7 knots and bricking ourselves but with all the navigational aids on Madness including radar we were able to not only keep up a reasonable cruising speed of about 15 knots comfortably but we were able to see boats on the screens that were around us . Had we not had radar we would have came straight over the wrecks off Swanage where several boats had divers down. We could see these on radar 6 miles ahead so could take a slightly different course giving them a wide berth and not spoiling there (or our) day. I know that most of the club boats that go offshore are very experienced skippers and have all the kit and more. If less experienced members want to take their boats well offshore please take the time to talk to those that have been there and done that. Your learning curve will be greatly reduced
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    Mid Channel Madness

    Sorry response now sent
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    Boat Talk

    It's amazing the difference different props make. Are you now achieving that max or near to rpm specified by the manufacturer? You should be able to achieve this or very close to it with your standard load onboard. if not there is room for even more improvement. As well as being more fuel efficient and giving better performance getting the required revs is also kinder to the engine
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    Birthday greetings Sam

    A Very happy birthday to you Sam
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    Happy Birthday Jerry

    Have a great birthday Jerry, are you out chasing the birds, fishing or chasing boat builders
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    Plaice Chase

    Nice one and well done Lofty
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    Parker 660 pilothouse for sale.

    Good luck with the sale Neil
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    Happy Birthday Darvster

    Happy birthday Lee hope you had a great weekend
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    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    Keep going Hooky as Gaffa says your luck must be due a change soon
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    Back to basic

    Love it and brilliant weather as well
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    Courses for a newbie

    Back now and status updated, here's The link for the training heading
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    Heroes on the water Snowdonia

    Sounds like they had a great time. Thanks for the update
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    New member Vince Vee Gee

    Just got back from Alderney so apologies for the late upgrading of status, now done Welcome to the club Vince
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    Alderney 2018

    Or not as the case may be
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    Alderney 2018

    Had a call from Dean last night and he was:
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    Alderney 2018

    There's definitely something wrong with the weather