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Everything posted by Coddy

  1. Replacement Reel seat

    Hi everyone I am thinking of getting a replacement reel seat on one of my favourite rods as the locking nut/screw keep jamming on its thread. I suspect the thing is worn as it does look slightly out of align. Anyone know someone who is good at doing this sort of thing? Dave
  2. LIFE JACKETS requred

    Hate to say it but is your life worth a second hand life jacket? Too many are sold that are faulty at boot shows etc. Anything over 10years old you should really think about replacing anyway. I have seen too many that have not been looked after or checked regularly and suffer accordingly Perhaps its time we had a lifejacket clinic at a club meeting, I am sure Mike & I can arrange to do it.
  3. Site upgrade and server move

    Hi Oli I think the leader board with the latest entries only makes for easier reading as you can see how others are doing and still see recent entries. The list does get busy during the first 1/2 year as boat register their catches but it slows as the year progresses so I would have thought the latest 25 entries would be better without showing loads of older reports. Front page would be great Just my thoughts Dave
  4. Club Members at Cobbs.

    At least the old Town Bridge might be open again in 2018
  5. Don't forget that from 15th Dec the Old Town Lifting Bridge will re-open (well may be :lol:  :lol: :lol:  :lol: )    If you are entering Poole Sea Angling Cod comp on the 17th Dec be aware you may have to allow more time!    
  6. Did anyone manage to catch the elusive cod for the weigh in? Not seen any results
  7. Hi Martin

    I have just posted in Boat Species Comp a new topic for 2018

    Could you please make it a sticky

    Many thanks


  8. New forum playroom

    I have noticed that your private message inbox has a limit of 200 messages so some people may need to have a clear out of old messages from time to time Dave
  9. Overhead safety harness rail

    Had another thought about this and would suggest if fishing alone you always wear the engine safety cord, even if you are in a sheltered cabin. Should you collapse or injury yourself when travelling, the boat would not be under any control but having the safety cord attached to you at least the engine would stop. Not sure if you have a diesel inboard engine if the same applies but I am sure others in the club could comment on this. I know on older craft the older engines you had to pull a lever to stop the engine so again how his might be done I am not sure. Dave
  10. Overhead safety harness rail

    Hi Luke My only thoughts are that if the boat capsized and you are still attached to the rail, if your tether is not sufficiently long enough you will be held under water! Clipping onto side rails and the same thing happens your clip may well be only a foot or two under water but you are on the surface. My concern would be that if the boat went down you could go with it, not nice As far as I am aware fast yachts use the safety line for when crew are moving about on deck, if you are on your own I would never venture forward or going down the sides unless it was really calm and there was a real need to. Most jobs can be carried out in the main deck area without the need to put yourself in danger. Just my thoughts Dave
  11. Angling Trust - members update

    You can do it even if you are an AT member or not
  12. Fee Navonics Chart viewing

    I came across this site where you can zoom in and see all sorts of information If you use the Sonar chart it shows loads of contour lines where others have submitted their soundings Might prove useful to some to find new fishing grounds to try. https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#boating@10&key=us%60tHjhxH Use the menu to set up the chart how you like to see the information
  13. Happy Birthday Terry

    Happy Birthday Terry
  14. Making stuff from stainless steel

    If you send Matt the exact dimensions required and hole positions he can get it lazer cut his email is matt@zrs-engineering.com Mob 07814 148784
  15. If you have or thinking about getting rid of your flares you need to read this https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/654088/MIN_542.pdf It might just save your life
  16. Birthday greetings Mal, Andrew & Timmy

    Happy Birthday one and all
  17. Happy Birthday Stuie

    All the best Stuie Hope the fishing was worthwhile
  18. There is a new app for iPhone and Android from RYA called SafeTrx which might be useful to members You don't have to be a RYA member to get it or use it and it's free. It allows you to track your journey (in UK territorial waters) on your phone. RYA SafeTrx provides all recreational boat users, particularly dinghy cruisers, PWC users, RIB users, canoers, kayakers, wind and kite surfers and smaller boat users with an easily accessible and simple to use means that can inform HM Coastguard of their voyage plans and dynamic location in the event of distress. How does it work? You can enter your journey details directly from your smartphone and set off knowing that should you not arrive by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action. Where an emergency contact calls HM Coastguard about an overdue trip, they will have access to your location and SafeTrx trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since RYA SafeTrx periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coastguard's response team can get help directly to you, and quickly. It does not replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB or AIS. You can see how it works here http://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/safe-boating/keep-in-touch/Pages/safetrx.aspx Allow 24hrs for you to be registered on the system
  19. Boat Electrics

    If you are not electrically minded and want to know more about wiring and how to fix or install something on your boat, have a look at this free download book called 12v Doctors Practical Handbook http://www.melody-in-blues.org/downloads/electrical_12volthandbook.pdf Dave
  20. Boat Angling Book

    Looking to buy your first boat or wanting to know something about boats and angling, there is a free download of a very useful book called "Angling Boats" Well worth a look see http://www.boat-angling.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Angling-Boats.pdf Dave
  21. Happy Birthday Nigel and Barney

    Happy Birthday to you both Hope you all celebrated well
  22. Whilst working on the RNLI stand at the boat show I was interested in a product I had not seen before called MOB1 by Ocean Signal. It is a personal Man Overboard Alarm using AIS which is attached to the inside of your lifejacket. Basically if you fall overboard this product automatically deploys when your lifejacket inflates, it then sends a AIS emergency alarm out. You can pair this unit to your VHF so that it automatically sends a DSC signal from your VHF to the Coastguard. The MOB1 communicates with the vessel you have been separated from and other vessels in the vicinity (up to 5 miles range dependent on conditions). To alert rescue authorities, an alternative product the rescueME PLB1 communicates directly via a dedicated search and rescue satellite network. In an emergency rescueME MOB1 provides 2 methods of rapidly communicating your position, accurate to a few metres, back to the vessel, plus providing visual indication via its built in strobe light. The best chance of rapid rescue if you fall overboard comes from your own vessel. Your crew needs to be immediately aware of the incident and keep track of your position whilst recovery is carried out. Even in the most moderate of seas it is alarming how quickly a visual sighting of a man overboard can be lost. Once activated your MOB1 will transmit an alert to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled plotters in the vicinity. The integrated GPS ensures precise location is sent to your vessel and any others that may be assisting. An additional feature of the MOB1, is its ability to activate the DSC alarm on your vessels VHF, alerting your crew to the situation. The MOB1 may be configured by the user to enter the vessels DSC MMSI number* by downloading the software. Cost about £200 or less and it is re-usable if activated.
  23. How to tie knots

    Came across this site with many uses of knots for all hobbies and interests Might be useful to some, it's animated so helps understand how to tie them http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.png&Website=www.animatedknots.com Dave
  24. New Chart App - It's Free

    There is a new app with marine charts similar to Navonics but not as much bottom detail yet however It is call Embark and is available for Android, IPhone and PC Download from Google Play or ITunes for mobile devices PC go here https://letsembark.io/start/en/front There have been a number of updates as it is still being developed but I have emailed them with some suggestions for improvements and got a quick response back Worth a look see I think Dave
  25. DORIS extended to IOW

    This has been posted before but thought it may help some of our new members to find some marks http://doris.s3.amazonaws.com/map.html Dave