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by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 13 2018 16:53
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 647

Re: Rod advice.

Neville Fickling wrote:
I can't resist an open mouth!
Male or female :eek:
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 13 2018 16:38
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 647

Re: Rod advice.

mike I've been a consultant with Daiwa since 1986. Lumby has a good product, but so does Daiwa. Rods are not like complex machines where the engineering that goes into them can be brilliant and expensive. To make a good rod you need the right blank and sensible fittings. That's all. And Dave pays f...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 13 2018 14:37
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 647

Re: Rod advice.

mike I've been a consultant with Daiwa since 1986. Lumby has a good product, but so does Daiwa. Rods are not like complex machines where the engineering that goes into them can be brilliant and expensive. To make a good rod you need the right blank and sensible fittings. That's all. And Dave pays f...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 13 2018 12:05
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rod advice.
Replies: 37
Views: 647

Re: Rod advice.

A Lumby P1 is what you want....I love mine just about perfect I opted for cork handles http://www.dlst.co.uk/baitrods.html The perfect around pike rod IMO, not a half bad carp rod either for up to 100 yards. I have mine done in full cork and rover style ringing with plenty of rings. The suit multis...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Oct 10 2018 18:06
Forum: Novice Forum
Topic: Float fishing a suspended dead bait
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Float fishing a suspended dead bait

What Steve and Mike said :thumbs:

I ponced around for years trying to get the bait to sit how I thought it was natural.

Then I started diving in gravel pits and realised I was very mistaken with what is natural and what isn't.
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 18:07
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Towing a boat with outboard on transom
Replies: 61
Views: 1416

Re: Towing a boat with outboard on transom

7F977899-6989-4DF6-8980-3CAB607DF26E.jpeg I have a slight problem, the engine bottoms out with the ground so need another method. Can you raise the boat on the trailer using the bunks or rollers? Is that the right length outboard for that boat, hard to see front the angle but the cavitation plate l...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 15:56
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Producing a loop in braided wire without using a crimp.
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Producing a loop in braided wire without using a crimp.

Has anyone designed a loop that can be produced in braided wire without the use of a crimp? I want a streamlined loop small enough to pass completely through the eye of a circle hook thus enabling me to exchange various sized hooks without removing the trace from the end rig. Wire used is Mason 1x7...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 15:51
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Towing a boat with outboard on transom
Replies: 61
Views: 1416

Re: Towing a boat with outboard on transom

7F977899-6989-4DF6-8980-3CAB607DF26E.jpeg I have a slight problem, the engine bottoms out with the ground so need another method. Can you raise the boat on the trailer using the bunks or rollers? Is that the right length outboard for that boat, hard to see front the angle but the cavitation plate l...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 15:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. I would say the opposite. A fuller spool has greater inertia and is more difficult to control. :shrug: Not what I was taught, a half filled spool travels twice as fast a full one, if the power of ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 15:38
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. I would say the opposite. A fuller spool has greater inertia and is more difficult to control. :shrug: Not what I was taught, a half filled spool travels twice as fast a full one, if the power of ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 14:49
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Ooops, looks like I started an argument ! Cheers for the tips an pointers tho, the thumb trick looks useful, I’ll defo be trying that. I’m gonna give it a few more go’s with the mono on there before I switch to braid I think. I’m fishing a river so no real distance casting needed apart from the odd...
by Duncan Holmes
Sun Oct 07 2018 14:47
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. I would say the opposite. A fuller spool has greater inertia and is more difficult to control. :shrug: Not what I was taught, a half filled spool travels twice as fast a full one, if the power of ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 23:17
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Physics 101 (in the style of Mike J) the outer part of a cylinder moves faster than the inner when rotated because a larger distance has to be reached in the same time. Argument over as far as I'm concerned Duncan, without falling out :wink: We are actually agreeing but from different sides of the ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 23:05
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. I would say the opposite. A fuller spool has greater inertia and is more difficult to control. :shrug: Not what I was taught, a half filled spool travels twice as fast a full one, if the power of ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 22:54
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Physics 101 (in the style of Mike J) the outer part of a cylinder moves faster than the inner when rotated because a larger distance has to be reached in the same time. Argument over as far as I'm concerned Duncan, without falling out :wink: We are actually agreeing but from different sides of the ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 22:37
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

A full spool has to travel faster because of the increased diameter! In theory, the dead centre of any spindle rotating, is stationary, go figure :roll: :shrug: :pipe: Any lads on here that have worked on lathes will tell you that for any given RPM, the outer is quicker than the inner. Ignoring the...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 22:24
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. I would say the opposite. A fuller spool has greater inertia and is more difficult to control. :shrug: Not what I was taught, a half filled spool travels twice as fast a full one, if the power of ...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 20:23
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. Braid is generally easier to sort out a bird's nest than mono. Smooth, almost laid back casting to start with, add more power as confidence grows. I taught my 12 yo nephew to cast multi in about 30...
by Duncan Holmes
Sat Oct 06 2018 20:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Braid on Baitcaster
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Re: Braid on Baitcaster

Low line level on a multiplier will cause the spool to spin faster, making control harder for learner. Braid is generally easier to sort out a bird's nest than mono. Smooth, almost laid back casting to start with, add more power as confidence grows. I taught my 12 yo nephew to cast multi in about 30...
by Duncan Holmes
Fri Oct 05 2018 22:23
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bivvy repair
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Bivvy repair

This stuff is awesome for that type of repair, make sure you solvent clean the fabric first and it there for ever

https://www.tear-aid.com/
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Oct 04 2018 21:30
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Battery for an electric motor ?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Battery for an electric motor ?

I have used these guys plenty of times and never had an issue with any of their products

http://www.multicell.co.uk

Remember a decent charger :thumbs:
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Oct 04 2018 19:20
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Battery for an electric motor ?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Battery for an electric motor ?

Cheers Duncan , read someplace that a 40/48 lb thrust motor would draw 42amps . Not sure if this is correct ....... At 100%, most quality outboard will pull around 1 amp per lb of thrust. What they pull at lower speeds is the important bit, that depends on the efficiency of the speed controller Dis...
by Duncan Holmes
Thu Oct 04 2018 15:43
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Battery for an electric motor ?
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Battery for an electric motor ?

If you can find out what amps your motor pulls at trolling speed, I can work it out for you.

Realistically, lithium is going to be the best option as you describe.
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Oct 03 2018 19:09
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

Alan_dalton wrote:
Adi coulum said could be coked up exhaust valve.
That may explain why the exhaust valves appeared right.



Will.investigate thanks
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Oct 03 2018 19:06
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

When was the timing belt last changed? Just changing the impellar, plugs, and timing belt on my yammy 40. It's 10 years old now so doing a belt change as a matter of course. If there's anything amiss with the timing it will have a knock on effect to valves and so on. Belt change was done 5 years ag...
by Duncan Holmes
Wed Oct 03 2018 16:53
Forum: Novice Forum
Topic: Mobile Approach
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Mobile Approach

Ok so went out today for a few hours in the afternoon, lovely bright sunny day but with a chilly breeze. Aim was to try out a more mobile approach after reading a few things on here. So armed with my lure rod, and another rod rigged up with float and sprat dead bait I set off. The tactic I was tryi...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Oct 02 2018 22:10
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

I highly recommend getting NGK Iridium plugs Dunc I only use Shell V Power in my outboard, Aspen is a really clean fuel but f**k me it’s expensive, I run that in my Coleman stoves Used Aspen for a good few years now in my Coleman's, won't be a permanent use, just trying to eradicate as much as poss...
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Oct 02 2018 21:10
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Would have been a record....
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Would have been a record....

RAB-HENDO wrote:
👍🏻Any sturgeon landed m8
Had a few, am going to do a proper write up on the trip.
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Oct 02 2018 20:49
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Would have been a record....
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Would have been a record....

RAB-HENDO wrote:
Is that the frazer river🤥
Aye, well spotted, just got back today. :thumbs:
by Duncan Holmes
Tue Oct 02 2018 19:45
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

Duncan, Before you go any further, check the two none return valves in the fuel line primer bulb, I have had the end of these come off in the past, causing lumpy tick over. If you want to try a spare fuel line complete with primer bulb, I have a new one you can borrow. Do you have a workshop manual...