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by tomcat
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Bait trays for small boats.
Replies: 15
Views: 19296

Sorry, can't help. It's quite some time since I heard from Keith and he was in poor health then.
by tomcat
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Circle hooks ?
Replies: 17
Views: 17247

I have used a form of "bolt rig" for Tope fishing from the boat since the mid 1980's. I have tried the circle hooks for two seasons matched against the "J" hooks on a pair of matching rods and traces. The results have convinced me that the hook up rate from "J" hooks exceeded that of the circle hook...
by tomcat
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Can anyone help identify my little boat
Replies: 15
Views: 14990

Pre-decimalisation, so prior to 1971.
by tomcat
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: South Coast
Topic: Bait stolen
Replies: 10
Views: 3999

Yep, it does attract too many doggies when you use Mackerel as bait!
by tomcat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: 15 - 20lb line.
Replies: 7
Views: 8406

As already stated 15lb should be perfectly adequate. If you have any doubt wrap a few turns around your hands and try pulling to snap it. 15lb is an awful lot stronger than you may imagine. Even harder is putting it through the rings of a rod and trying to pull hard enough to snap it. The snaps that...
by tomcat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: A fond farewell.
Replies: 12
Views: 4635

Take care, look after yourself bud.
Remember, it's not the years you get out of life that matters. It's the life you put into your years.
by tomcat
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Gemini Gem 2000s beachcaster
Replies: 10
Views: 11106

I can't comment on the values. However, Gemini also made uptide rods which were expensive but ackowledged as being the VERY BEST QUALITY. They sold out and never reproduced the range. I never got the chance to try one sadly. If the beachcaster is in the same class, it will be somthing rather special.
by tomcat
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Orkney boats gone bust ????
Replies: 10
Views: 15225

Now that was a post I was happy to read.
Best of luck for the future, my particular Orkney is 24 years old and still often thought to be nearly new by viewers.
by tomcat
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Orkney boats gone bust ????
Replies: 10
Views: 15225

A bit of research on't net reveals this report dated 14th October 2011.
http://www.business-sale.com/news/artic ... 35421.html
by tomcat
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: Buying a boat(or not)
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Ian mate the 14ft dejon was the worst boat I have ever owned. Ok for calm weather in the estuaries or the cannel. You are just as well off buying a punt. Save your money my friend cos they are like a T in a piss pot. Cheers keith :D :D +1 on these observations. Certainly NOT a vessel I would advise...
by tomcat
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Orkney boats gone bust ????
Replies: 10
Views: 15225

It's not a rumour that I have heard other than here. As an Orkney owner I hope that it is just rumour. The company has proudly boasted they made fishing boats, not just boats you could fish from. Against the direction the industry in general was moving, Orkney continued to produce boats rated for a ...
by tomcat
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Recommend a fishfinder/GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 6493

I have that very same radio on my Orkney. My chartplotter/sonar unit is a combined colour display unit, an earlier version of what you have depicted. I have no experience of that particular gps/sonar but doubtless, as with all Lowrance, will be a good workman like unit.
by tomcat
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Recommend a fishfinder/GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 6493

The question you need to ask is, how much am I willing to spend? The greater the outlay the better the resulting equipment. In the leisure user aspect of the industry Lowrance takes some beating. In all honesty the use of colour for the sonar side of the display does nothing for me whatsoever. The u...
by tomcat
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: rod repair
Replies: 8
Views: 8125

As redmouse says, try first to gain your money back or rplacement goods. If you get no joy, the position of the crack means all is not lost. Overwhipping of the joint with quality thread and doping and varnishing will probably last the lifetime of the rod. For peace of mind a new rod or money back i...
by tomcat
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: rod repair
Replies: 8
Views: 8125

Where exactly is the crack? Is it on the male section of the spigot that inserts into the other section of rod? ( a picture paints a thousand words)