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by Esoxuk
Fri Jul 27 2018 09:01
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Towing a boat with outboard on transom
Replies: 35
Views: 918

Re: Towing a boat with outboard on transom

I've bought some light board arms which slide into the trailer side frame which will extend your light board beyond the outboard motor. Example here http://www.ribboats.co.uk/for-sale/2015-sbs-r2-750-bunked-rib-rigid-inflatable-power-boat-fishing-boat-trailer-for-sale-795-00 https://www.extrememarin...
by Esoxuk
Tue Jul 24 2018 13:06
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: vacuum packer
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: vacuum packer

The one I have has a flat tubular roll of bag material and I make my own individual bags to suit the size of what's going in them.
by Esoxuk
Tue Jun 19 2018 13:14
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Braid for perch fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Braid for perch fishing

For perch lure fishing I use spiderwire stealth smooth in 0.08mm rated to 16lb or 0.10mm rated to 20lb dependant upon snags, it has a really good knot strength. Using single hooks on a soft plastic or spinnerbait Seaguar fluorocarbon, for anything with trebles always wire.
by Esoxuk
Sat Jun 16 2018 17:33
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: SERVICING SUZUKI 25
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: SERVICING SUZUKI 25

2nd Gary, does mine, Clarkies and most others know
by Esoxuk
Sat May 26 2018 14:58
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Rear trailer roller dent
Replies: 37
Views: 881

Re: Rear trailer roller dent

It could do with more rollers, but you are limited as to what you can do due to the long overhang on the central beam. You could look at improving the inner rollers by replacing the single pair with a double pair and lift them slightly higher to reduce the weight on the rear roller. Also as said fit...
by Esoxuk
Wed May 16 2018 11:36
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Flylines for big flies
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Flylines for big flies

The Rio Outbound short is an easy casting line, I would also get one a weight higher rated than the rod.
So for a 9 weight rod I would use a 10 weight line.
by Esoxuk
Thu May 03 2018 18:36
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Leccy outboard on the bay
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Leccy outboard on the bay

That’s a great price.... for the seller
by Esoxuk
Mon Apr 23 2018 09:59
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: trailers

Swing beam or break back trailers are much better for reloading a boat in shallow water or even off the floor as the boats bow rides up the articulated rollers smoothly onto the trailer.
by Esoxuk
Sun Apr 08 2018 19:28
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Watersnake Electric Outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Watersnake Electric Outboard

110% usefull, thanks for the reply.
by Esoxuk
Sun Apr 08 2018 19:03
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Watersnake Electric Outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Watersnake Electric Outboard

Does anyone have the contact details for watersnake outboards uk spares. We’ve a 54lb thrust that won’t run in reverse and the electronic unit in the head is overheating.
by Esoxuk
Wed Apr 04 2018 12:55
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Nylon row locks
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Nylon row locks

Put a plastic tie wrap over the fork end of the rowlock
by Esoxuk
Tue Mar 13 2018 09:32
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Rapala Super Shadow Rap!
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Rapala Super Shadow Rap!

Its good to see the galvanised meat hooks have been changed for a finer wired black hook, but when will Rapala make a deep diving version.
by Esoxuk
Wed Mar 07 2018 12:38
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: 6 to 8ft rods
Replies: 19
Views: 932

Re: 6 to 8ft rods

I would stick with a rod over 8' on the kayak to enable you to reach over the bow should I fish go under the boat. Most stalking rods will be suitable for float fishing as I presume you will probably be doing more trotting than casting and there are plenty to choose from. As you are in a fixed posit...
by Esoxuk
Fri Mar 02 2018 10:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Cool box recommendations.
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Cool box recommendations.

All you need today is a Tesco carrier bag, you could even freeze fresh baits in it as well.
by Esoxuk
Tue Feb 27 2018 11:14
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Cool box recommendations.
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Cool box recommendations.

I've found the hard boxes such as the coleman to be better than soft bags as the zips and stitching always seem short lived and simply not as efficient at staying cool and your milk stands up rather than laying down and leaking.
The downside of the hard box is the sheer bulk of them compared to a bag.
by Esoxuk
Sun Feb 18 2018 22:20
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Polaris floats - still available?
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Polaris floats - still available?

Kell from lurefactors does a custom made attachment which can be fitted to a float to make a sliding rig http://softplastics.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=745 I’ve used these over a year now and very happy, as said previously there’s issues with the Polaris stems breaking on impact especially i...
by Esoxuk
Fri Feb 02 2018 09:18
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: lure colour
Replies: 38
Views: 1789

Re: lure colour

perch, same as the salmo lures
by Esoxuk
Thu Feb 01 2018 12:50
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Leaving boat safely
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Re: Leaving boat safely

Would you really want to be wading in and out off a rocky shoreline with fishing kit and probably a seat and shelter, I wouldn't I think I'd rather anchor up and fish from the boat.
by Esoxuk
Wed Jan 10 2018 12:06
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Kettlebell mudweights?
Replies: 32
Views: 1098

Re: Kettlebell mudweights?

I'm using cast iron bell shaped mud weights and they do take some breaking free from silt & mud, I've previously used the flat cast iron weight lifting weights as well. Both of these have been sufficient for my boats on both the Yorkshire Ouse and Trent. These days I tend to use Baker brush anchors ...
by Esoxuk
Tue Jan 02 2018 11:12
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Electronic Interference
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Re: Electronic Interference

Im getting awful interference at the moment as im using two transducers and a leccy motor. One transducer is a basic garmin one that i use with my Echomap for mapping out as i troll or cruise. The other is the GT21 chirp transducer for my Striker sonar. I had them beside each other initially now iv...
by Esoxuk
Fri Dec 15 2017 10:57
Forum: Bad Reviews
Topic: Fishing Republic
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Fishing Republic

I'm not surprised, poor quality tat in my local store and the worst frozen deads for miles. Most packs are full of ice crystals and the contents are all shapes due to thawing out and being re-frozen in a pile.
by Esoxuk
Sun Dec 10 2017 22:35
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: swimbait rood
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: swimbait rood

I can cast 14” real eels with a 20g jig head with no problem at one end and 6” kopyto with 10g and always feel a decent fight even from a sub double pike.
by Esoxuk
Sun Dec 10 2017 22:27
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: swimbait rood
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: swimbait rood

Savage gear custom predator 8’6” 170g I love mine and and I know a couple of others that think highly of it them I’ve 3 of them in different weights and they are all goo rods.
They do a 150g and Harris are doing a deal on them, I’ve not used one but can guess it will be ok.
by Esoxuk
Wed Dec 06 2017 14:57
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: What's it worth???
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: What's it worth???

Bearing in mind we are only 2 /3 weeks from Christmas and the outboard is 20 years old I would think nothing like its real value. I'd be surprised if it went much more than £1800. But I bet the bloke selling it wants £2K+, so unless he has to sell it may hang around a while. If you are interested, m...
by Esoxuk
Wed Nov 29 2017 13:45
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Savage Gear predator 2 multi purpose spin
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Savage Gear predator 2 multi purpose spin

They are a good trolling rod and cast heavy lures with ease.
I've not used mine for bait fishing but bearing in mind you are on a boat I would think they will be fine, for the money you aren't losing much to try anyway
by Esoxuk
Tue Nov 28 2017 14:12
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Baitcaster or rear drag reel?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Baitcaster or rear drag reel?

Its just not a reel but a matching rod. As canals are generally narrow venues there isn't much difference in performance between baitcaster or fixed spool reels. I presume that as you are intending to use 80lb braid you are throwing some serious sized lures and because of that I'd tend to get a bait...
by Esoxuk
Wed Nov 22 2017 09:53
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Mud Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Mud Weights

10kg, it must be a pb barbel
by Esoxuk
Fri Nov 17 2017 09:45
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: inflatable pump
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: inflatable pump

You really need a good pump especially if you have an air deck as cheap pumps simply wont do the pressure required. Bravo pumps are a great buy, you dial in the pressure you require and away it goes. Don't forget to inflate in stages to avoid damaging the bladder between each section. They also hold...
by Esoxuk
Mon Nov 13 2017 17:25
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: New boat seat?
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: New boat seat?

I have had both that ranabat has recommended = Dave G If you are going to fly about and will be on a big water the first is best as if it gets ruff you are held in position in the seat = Bucket seat :thumbs: If you only trolling and it's not a big water the second is best as it more comfy but you c...