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Mal Thomas

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Mal Thomas last won the day on November 4

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About Mal Thomas

  • Rank
    Safety Officer
  • Birthday 10/27/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Christchurch
  • Interests
    Fishing. Golf. Red wine. My wife!
  • Boat Name
    Y-Knot
  • MMSI
    235075662

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  1. Mal Thomas

    Club Cod Comp November 17th.

    Cod Comp weather watch looks good at the moment with a very good chance of being one of the fairest days in some weeks,
  2. Mal Thomas

    Best birthday wishes Oli

    Belated Happy birthday Oli thanks for all you do for the club. Hope you find a cod or two.
  3. Mal Thomas

    POM winner September

    A great personal and club achievement, it is a real shame I was cropped out of the top of the photo you would have got far more votes Charlie.🀣
  4. Mal Thomas

    Happy Big (60th) Nigel. πŸŽ‚πŸΎ

    Happy Birthday Nigel
  5. Mal Thomas

    Norway 2019 [long report]

    Well done Charlie on another great report, it took me back remembering all those exciting times. What a good trip with a record breaking number of Halibut between us. I was shattered for a while when we got home. Thanks to Chris for all he does and my boat buddy Nigel.
  6. Mal Thomas

    Wednesday &/or Thursday &/or Friday

    Keep an eye out for fog this week before you travel.
  7. Weather looking good for the weekend junior comp
  8. Mal Thomas

    Ray Competition

    Y knot had 25 Thornbacks and spotted Rays, the best to Trevor 13lb .02 oz, 9lb 8 Thorney to me. A bumpy day. We also had a 6lb bass, a few 5lb smooth hounds
  9. Mal Thomas

    Ray Competition

    Mal and Trevor Thomas Sunday.
  10. Mal Thomas

    Is my boat safe to fish out of the harbour

    Hi James as fellow members have said there are many aspects to safe boating. The best way to learn is time on a boat with good skippers and Rya training.We can help with training if your interested. VHF radio certificates and boat handling. There are many pre trip checks that can help to avoid a dangerous or risky trip with good planning There are Rya booklets available listing all the safety equipment you should carry and well worth purchasing. Obviously life jackets should always be worn. The weather provides lots of challenges, the least experienced should avoid choppy days. Teach yourself in calm conditions to keep things as simple as possible. Anchoring is one of our risky tasks and has many hazards, again learn over Sandy areas with little tide, start shallow and move deeper gradually. You will probably need to learn a technique using an Alderney ring unless you have an electric windlass. Please don’t hold back ask as much as you want I am pleased to help. In answer to your original question your boat should be capable of an inshore trip on a calm day but please make sure you do all your Pre trip checks. Your engine should be well maintained and reliable, Carry a mobile and tell people your trip plan so your family know where your going and how long your trip will be.
  11. The weather for Saturday looks terrible and I do not believe it will be safe anywhere so Saturday will be CANCELLED. Sunday is looking highly unlikely, Rob will discuss with me nearer the time. With the large swell from the previous high winds Friday and Saturday it will not be outside the Harbour at best. One small glimmer of hope is that Monday winds come early hence we will make that call nearer the day. Rob will have more info on those attending and may make a call to suit the likely entrants and the competition.
  12. Power boat training will put up a post later today regarding dates and prices when courses are available. Please choose the course that suits you and book it direct with Sam .Retain your invoice and the club will refund a small contribution. You will obtain a license for a small fee and then follow that up with an mmsi registration number for the vessel. Hope you enjoy the course. When doing the practical speak slowly, clearly and be ready to repeat.
  13. Mal Thomas

    Bass Comp 2019

    WEATHER WATCH Sunday may be a little uncomfortable so please be aware. Saturday looks the best day.
  14. Mal Thomas

    48 hr Comp

    Weather is looking bumpy but not impossible for an offshore excursion Saturday, however with the direction forecast an inshore trip looks doable both Saturday and Sunday. The boats entered to date all look to be very capable to be safe and reasonably comfortable. Small tides will help the situation, Wind and tide inline for the homeward journey should calm the sea slightly. We will keep a eye on the situation and post if the forecast worsens. Only available Sunday myself but will be working on the sea front at Southbourne Saturday so I will be looking at the sea state.πŸ‘
  15. Mal Thomas

    Change of plans

    That Trawler done exactly that line when Chris and I was there a couple of weeks ago.
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