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gaffa last won the day on August 17 2019

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About gaffa

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    Marlin Master
  • Birthday 11/02/1948

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    Eastleigh Hants
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  1. gaffa

    Birthday greetings

    Happy Birthday Guys Enjoy๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿบ
  2. gaffa

    Hi everyone

    Welcome Max And about time too๐Ÿ˜ Peteg
  3. gaffa

    F Pontoon

    Cheers for the offer Mick . I have ordered one already just awaiting delivery.
  4. gaffa

    F Pontoon

    Mick I've invested in a cable puller to pull a multicore cable from a battery fused switch panel directly fed from one of my two batteries and located at the rear of the cabin to the housing shown in the previous photo. cable puller I will try to push it through the s bend to open the flap valve but it still leaves me with the problem of head needed to overcome the s bend. I will flood the deck and check how high the water level needs to go before it escapes through the flap valve .I might even consider reducing the height of the s bend. Can't do anything yet until the cable puller arrives ....hope it gets here before Tuesday. if so I'll let you know how I get on if you're at the meeting .
  5. gaffa

    F Pontoon

    If only it were that simple Jim, The Scupper drain is connected via an S bend flexible pipe so to get over the bend needs a flexible rod I've tried wire without success. This is why the flap valve needs a bit of head to open. There isn't a problem when on the plane but when boat is level I need the s bend to stop the water coming on board just in case the flap valve sticks open. I have another solution and that is to get the dry stack boys to built up the port side mounting support so the boat is always tilted to starboard but might have a few issues with damage to starboard trim tab if I go this route. Sticking with the bilge pump solution for now.
  6. gaffa

    F Pontoon

    Nah I only have a manual bilge pump and only need it when rainwater level in foredeck gets too high and overtops door sil and enters the cabinl. This is due to my flap valve deck drain sometimes sticking as not enough head to open it properly. I have invested in a Whale supersub smart 650 bilge pump https://www.marinesuperstore.com/marine-pumps/bilge/whale-supersub-smart-650-bilge-pump-12v?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=pcn&utm_term=99293598&utm_campaign=MSS&gclid=CjwKCAiA_f3uBRAmEiwAzPuaM-Inp4uYD5bsF1WSQBHVHLH7kUkDAVmlxNHoEjwnqz4yTcY-DI4y4hoCAoUQAvD_BwE which I will install in the foredeck drainage gulley near the scupper.It should keep water level below 9mm in theory. The bilge is separate to the foredeck drain. i will install the pump via a waterproof plug and socket so if needs be I can optimise its position
  7. gaffa

    F Pontoon

    Nice Pic Brian I can see my boat is still there on the top of the drystack. I'll be fitting a deck mounted bilge pump in the next couple of weeks as getting fed up with having to keep baling her out .(being too tight to iinvest in a cover)
  8. gaffa

    Happy Birthday Terry

    Very Happy Birthday Terry Enjoy being spoilt ๐Ÿท
  9. gaffa

    WIBAC 2019

    An expensive entry fee but sounds like a good fun 5 days. Accomodation costs on top would probably make this about a ยฃ1000 investment for a share of a ยฃ10,000 prize list and with 70 anglers involved chances of me winning some of the money would be absolutely zero..... even if I entered. Not for me I'm afraid I'm not a Competitor ....don't even enter the club comps but that's because they are generally weekend events. Well thats my excuse anyway๐Ÿ™„
  10. gaffa

    Birthday greetings Alfie

    Happy Birthday Alfie, Enjoy the day
  11. gaffa

    Happy birthday Pete

    Thanks very much for the Birthday wishes guys. I am of an age where I don't tend to look forward to birthdays although on the plus side it is very nice to have got through another year. The family would have probably sectioned me if I had taken the boat out today. Been watching the Rugby and the weather from the comfort of indoors. Got to say there's been some fantastic Rugby played at this world cup and well done South Africa who gave a masterclass of forward play today. I am thankfully all Rugbyied out and can now concentrate on the vast list of alternative activities that have been accumulating in the wings.๐Ÿ˜• I am sure I can now make a start on my celebratory ๐Ÿบ No cake though ..still looking after my figure
  12. gaffa

    You always wanted a Botnia Targa!! :)

    I always wanted a Botnia Targa. Still do Unfortunately out of my budget range and always will be๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  13. gaffa

    Birthday greetings Steve

    Happy Birthday Steve. Enjoy the day or at least what's left of it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿบ๐ŸŽ‚
  14. gaffa

    Where to keep my boat?

    Driving between Southbourne and Portsmouth and vice versa will be soul destroying at certain times during the year due to horrendous traffic tail backs although you can overcome these most of the time by timing your journey at silly o clock hours. My boat is on drystack in Poole but I live in Eastleigh . Due to numerous crappy journeys I have basically vetoed driving there on weekends and now only go out during the week days outside of rush hour traffic obviously
  15. gaffa

    Need more Power?

    Put that lot on the back of Tiddler and I'd take bets she would sink Jim