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by GAVIN H
Mon Oct 01 2018 23:44
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Rollovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Rollovers?

Dave Horton wrote:
Thanks for the replys men!

(I'll email him face)
Barrys as straight as they come Dave,bought his eel book off his site and was delivered in no time. Bound to be a postal feck up.

P.s his books a brilliant read
by GAVIN H
Thu May 31 2018 11:53
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi from an elderly angler.
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Hi from an elderly angler.

Hello Rosie
by GAVIN H
Thu May 31 2018 11:52
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: FIRST TIME
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: FIRST TIME

:thumbs:
by GAVIN H
Mon Apr 30 2018 19:02
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Brownie hunt 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Brownie hunt 2018

Having a go at the Browns at Rutland at the moment the reservoirs has been in excellent form with superb browns being caught again, the biggest one so far is 8lb +. Last year there was at least seven doubles recorded, prospects look very good again this season. Best one for me so far is this one ar...
by GAVIN H
Mon Mar 05 2018 12:29
Forum: General Rules & Announcements
Topic: Poll - what issues are you having with the forum
Replies: 66
Views: 2765

Re: Poll - what issues are you having with the forum

Just wrote a long post, can,t post it completely gone :shrug:
by GAVIN H
Tue Feb 20 2018 19:48
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Marking lines and checking depths
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Marking lines and checking depths

When trolling at sea we use either a Dacron or Power Gum loop. It goes into the release clip so preventing line damage and sets the spread accurately because all rods and holders are numbered. Dont forget than when turning the outer lure runs faster and the inner slower, in big game fishing its cal...
by GAVIN H
Thu Feb 08 2018 19:57
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Your first pike rod
Replies: 43
Views: 1688

Re: Your first pike rod

After talking about an old rod on the collectors forum section it got me thinking about my first ever pike rod.I must have been around 13 and it was a Shakespeare alpha carp rod, the lurid orange glass ones with chrome rings! It was paired with a blue Mitchell 410 with the ali spool and torpedo han...
by GAVIN H
Thu Feb 08 2018 19:55
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Your first pike rod
Replies: 43
Views: 1688

Re: Your first pike rod

Vortex Pike rod, 11 foot i think , brown with a cork handle.
by GAVIN H
Tue Nov 22 2016 21:08
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Helix 12...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Helix 12...

And by the way Duncan, always enjoy looking at the screen shots you post so no, i don,t hate technology just slightly worried where its leading.
by GAVIN H
Tue Nov 22 2016 21:05
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Helix 12...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Helix 12...

I admit i like all this hi tech stuff because you can learn so much from the screen about the water below you, where the fish are etc but don,t let anybody kid themselves that when they catch a big pike using this stuff that it,s got much to do with watercraft . Like i said, haven,t got a problem w...
by GAVIN H
Tue Nov 22 2016 16:56
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Helix 12...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Helix 12...

I admit i like all this hi tech stuff because you can learn so much from the screen about the water below you, where the fish are etc but don,t let anybody kid themselves that when they catch a big pike using this stuff that it,s got much to do with watercraft. Like i said, haven,t got a problem wit...
by GAVIN H
Thu Sep 08 2016 11:49
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer Locks
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Trailer Locks

A Bradley is very secure Gav, but make sure to weld the nuts on the 2 bolts once it's fitted. Bill, sorry for being a thick cnut but what two bolts do i need to weld? Thanks for the advice by the way. :thumbs: They hold the hitch to the draw bar. If you put a hitch lock on you can still slide the h...
by GAVIN H
Wed Sep 07 2016 21:20
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer Locks
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Trailer Locks

Thanks lads, the Pit never lets you down.
by GAVIN H
Wed Sep 07 2016 21:17
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer Locks
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Trailer Locks

BillCollins wrote:
A Bradley is very secure Gav, but make sure to weld the nuts on the 2 bolts once it's fitted.
Bill, sorry for being a thick cnut but what two bolts do i need to weld? Thanks for the advice by the way. :thumbs:
by GAVIN H
Wed Sep 07 2016 09:54
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer Locks
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Trailer Locks

What do you lads use to secure your trailers when your fishing? I,ve bought a Bradlet trailer hitch which locks the trailer hitch onto the tow hitch on the jeep, any other ideas/ What about wheel clamps, locks, any recomendations/ Cheers! :thumbs:
by GAVIN H
Fri Aug 26 2016 12:40
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp outboards
Replies: 19
Views: 1296

Re: 20hp outboards

Cheers Bill. :thumbs:
by GAVIN H
Fri Aug 26 2016 12:39
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp outboards
Replies: 19
Views: 1296

Re: 20hp outboards

Crackoff wrote:
BillCollins wrote:
If it's 2009 Gav it should be EFI, no carbs.
I have a Yamaha 50 four stroke 2006 (4 cylinder job) with carbs
Way to heavy for the boat :eek:

Grant :smile:
My Seastrikes an 18 foot job and takes the engine well. Thought you had an Orkney 19 Grant? Is a 50 to big for that?
by GAVIN H
Fri Aug 26 2016 09:57
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp outboards
Replies: 19
Views: 1296

Re: 20hp outboards

I,ve got a Yamaha 50 four stroke on my Seastrike, think the engines 2009? What carbs do they have? Are they the older ones or the bang up to date complicated on Fen is talking about? I,m no mechanic but just interested. Cheers.
by GAVIN H
Sun Aug 21 2016 20:53
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Good package for someone
Replies: 29
Views: 1910

Re: Good package for someone

owen k wrote:
Here's a nice fold up job Bill.
https://www.donedeal.ie/boats-for-sale/ ... t/12680687

Folds up as soon as you step on it.
That is just pure class. Everyone on the forum needs to see this. Just p****d me self! :laughs:
by GAVIN H
Sun Aug 21 2016 18:50
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bait Pumps
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Bait Pumps

A live bait pump..............in Ireland ........why ever would you need such a thing Gav ..............?? :scratch: I can only assume it is to keep your fish alive while you get the camera ready to photograph them ............... :thumbs: Im not in Ireland at the present time Mick, i,m back in my ...
by GAVIN H
Sun Aug 21 2016 13:44
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bait Pumps
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Bait Pumps

Thanks lads, much appreciated. Good advice provided as per! :thumbs:
by GAVIN H
Sun Aug 21 2016 12:31
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bait Pumps
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Bait Pumps

Neville Fickling wrote:
power bubbles 12V only choice
Just olliking on your shopsite Neville. Are the Wychwood pumps any good? Probably get the powerbubbles.
by GAVIN H
Sun Aug 21 2016 12:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bait Pumps
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Bait Pumps

Any thoughts on the best ones? Cheers
by GAVIN H
Wed Aug 03 2016 09:28
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Orkney Transom problem
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Orkney Transom problem

option one, the better option- sand a hole at the base of the wood and allow to drain with a space heater under it (will take about a week and still not be great) make sure you pour acetone everywhere and down inside to help it dry. you may as well cut it out and put a new one in because its not re...
by GAVIN H
Fri Jul 29 2016 22:40
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Orkney Transom problem
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Orkney Transom problem

Can't do it like that Al creates a stress point in the fiberglass, have to spread the pressure with glass fiber. Needs to be lapped with heavy fiber matting inside and along the sides a little, will be a big job as well because you will need to grind it back to the glass as it won't take to paint o...
by GAVIN H
Fri Jul 29 2016 18:01
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Orkney Transom problem
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Orkney Transom problem

Can't do it like that Al creates a stress point in the fiberglass, have to spread the pressure with glass fiber. Needs to be lapped with heavy fiber matting inside and along the sides a little, will be a big job as well because you will need to grind it back to the glass as it won't take to paint o...
by GAVIN H
Fri Jul 29 2016 13:19
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Orkney Transom problem
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Orkney Transom problem

Anyone got any ideas on how i can fix this problem. I,ve an old Orkney Longliner type boat. Problem is that water has got into the transom under the metal plate where the outboard hooks on and i think it has rotted the plywood inside the transom. I only know any of this by looking on youtbe. Accordi...
by GAVIN H
Sat Jul 23 2016 16:41
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Good package for someone
Replies: 29
Views: 1910

Re: Good package for someone

As a little aside lads, I think I've come to my senses and abandoned the Portabote idea. :laughs: Nothing against them and no doubt they're very handy, but might be forever undergunned around here and always stretching things a bit. I've managed in a small boat the last couple of winters but it's h...
by GAVIN H
Thu Jun 02 2016 19:03
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: A bargain
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: A bargain

Alan_dalton wrote:
And the moral of the story.....if your going to do any smuggling make sure you have a honda outboard.
And don,t try fitting 18 people in a 17 foot boat!