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  1. Seadog

    Back up Outboard Engine

    I have a Quicksilver 5.8 meter boat and was thinking of getting a backup outboard engine, any thoughts to what size would be needed. and if mounted on a stern bracket what size shaft would it need. I did look at Seastart rescue but they only cover up to 3 miles from the coast. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Seadog

    Christchurch Entrance.

    Good catch report submitted by Steve H on our trip out,I kept the two topics separate as I posted this under safety.
  3. We went out for our first fishing trip today after reading the good advice from Mal & Alun, Before setting out to tackle the sandbar we took a look at it at low tide. I would reckonmend until it settles down that you check it out first, it was a surprise to see how narrow the gap is to get through at the first buoy and as Mal points out the first buoy is about 14 metres inland .
  4. Seadog

    Oil rig in the bay

    More news tonight that ENSCO 72 has asked for an extension for drilling in the area also another company is showing interest.
  5. Seadog

    Oil rig in the bay

    If you type in google search ENSCO 72 a link to the marinetraffic.com will appear, on there you can view the track marks where the rig is slowly moving around the area.
  6. Seadog

    Oil rig in the bay

    The oil rig has now come to the attention of the media this morning, what I don’t understand is one minute we hear about a marine conservation area around here then a oil rig turns up to explore the site. They say they were only test bore holes but why allow them to do this if you were not allowing them to extract the oil. It was also mentioned B.P found deposits before there?
  7. Seadog

    Christchurch Entrance

    I have had a few close shaves,by coming in a bit early before the high tides so we are restricted. I will go down the quay at low tide to check the location of the buoys.
  8. Seadog

    Christchurch Entrance

    Thanks Mal, for the clear explanation of working out the best times to come and go through the entrance. Like bassdaze I don't understand why they do not dredge as this would attract more boats (revenue) if they could get in/out unrestricted. I have had many conversation regarding this with the mooring people but you don't get anywhere.
  9. Seadog

    Christchurch Entrance

    Hi Alum, with the buoys going and only the yellow ones to in place, which side do you keep them on for going out of the run or do they mark the centre of the channel ?
  10. Seadog


    Hi Alun, Good news that the buoys are now out, as when I went out before they were laid at high tide it looked shallow. I wonder if they have dredged it? what time of day did you go out and return? Any tips where these plaice are .
  11. Seadog

    DORIS extended to IOW

    Hi Dave, As a new member I have just viewed your post of new marks (very good), would you happen to know if there is one for the Eastern area as I fish out of Christchurch.
  12. Seadog

    New Member.

    Thanks Hooky for the advice, one hour each way of High tide, the draft of my boat is about 12 inches and my new mooring could be near the Wick slipway, is the one hour rule ok getting down from Wick to the RUN.
  13. Seadog

    New Member.

    Hi Hooky, I have a mooring down at Christchurch Trot but I have found it is a bit windy down there with other boats bumping into your, where is your mooring, I was looking to move up stream.
  14. Seadog

    New Member.

    Hi All, My name is Ed and I joined the fishing club yesterday at the meeting, which I thought was a really good night; I received plenty of advice for fishinging in the Christchurch area and on Boat Safety from Mel and received a friendly and warm welcome from other members. My only regret is that I did not join sooner. I have just upgraded my boat to a Quicksilver 530 so I looking forward to getting out on the water.