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by tomcat
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: 15' cjr
Replies: 6
Views: 7933

750kg should be perfectly adequate for the CJR. The manufacturer used to supply the boat on a trailer with 600kg suspension. 750kg will allow a little leeway if you add a little extra weight if taking the boat for a weekend away. Poolside mouldings (seahog) sell the boat still, now renamed the Trio.
by tomcat
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: uptide rod
Replies: 4
Views: 4476

Re: uptide rod

looking for a good rod Unless you are seeking somthing for a very specialised use, I am happy to offer the Suveran range from ABU as a contender for your wallet. Excellent performance, fantastic quality, I've had mine for many years without any complaint. They've handled the smallest of Whiting to ...
by tomcat
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: neoprene chest waders
Replies: 12
Views: 9605

I've had a pair of Daiwa neoprene chest waders for over 8 years, still going strong. Definatly better quality than the cheap brands.
by tomcat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: boat fishing w coast
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

Spring /Summer sees some excellent fishing at times for Huss, Tope, Thornback Ray, Bass, Plaice and Dabs. Maceral can usually depended on from May through to mid September. The beaches aren't my speciality I'm afaraid, I operate from my own small boat. The beach fishing is seasonal too though. Estua...
by tomcat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: boat fishing w coast
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

Off Lancashire your options are very limited. We only have a single charter vessel operating from Fleetwood fishing the Fylde coast, Blue Mink, although I'm informed a second vessel is being prepared. All the fishing along here is in pretty shallow water due to the underwater topography. Your target...
by tomcat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: boat fishing w coast
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

Re: boat fishing w coast

hi to all think of going ,and have a few questions, costs how much do is cost, rods an reels and tackle is case of brigin your own, what type will be needed, gen on the nw coast , when/if catching mac do you get to keep some for the freezer too?(bait later on iam thinking ) ooops ied better stop fo...
by tomcat
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: September Boat Trip
Replies: 51
Views: 16716

Thanks TC mate just as a matter of interest what size hooks would you plug for 3/0s? or larger. Cheers keith :D :D 3/0 or 4/0 good quality medium wire hooks are perfect. Trace length of about 4' works well. Short enough to cast, long enough to move enticingly and short enough to anchor the bait to ...
by tomcat
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: September Boat Trip
Replies: 51
Views: 16716

Although the heading is September I can have either the 2nd or the 16th Nov Sailing times are 7.30am to 3.30am for both dates Please let me know if interested and I will put your name on the list The first 8 Cheers keith :D :D Rabbi2 Littlerabbi Plank Sam28 Manic-Muppet Look on the bright side Keit...
by tomcat
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: What do you think of these chest waders...bargain?
Replies: 4
Views: 4079

I've used Cabelas for many years for various fishing and boating requirements. They are an excellent company to deal with. If you are importing them direct to the UK check their international mailing rates and don't forget you will be charged import duty and vat on the total price including purchase...
by tomcat
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Kayak
Topic: Marine VHF
Replies: 3
Views: 6545

I have a Humminbird 55s handheld unit as a back up to the fitted unit mounted on the boat. I would advise against purchasing any set not advertised as waterproof. The additional cost of a waterproof set will be a good long term investment. You should look for a unit able to transmit at 5 watts as a ...
by tomcat
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: suveran Evo uptide 9.9ft
Replies: 4
Views: 3460

Self explanitory really. Wired uptide leads cast away from the boat uptide or across the tide, can, with too stiff a tip, have their wires tripped from gripping due to a combination of tide and wave action on the boat. A good uptide rod has sufficient flexibility in the tip to absorb these pressures...
by tomcat
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Is it easy to handle a 17 ft cathdreal hull boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 8957

If you have practical experience of handling a 12' boat, the difference shouldn't cause too many problems. The cabin boats catch side winds more than their open alternatives. The weight is greater, and usually require a more powerful engine. Most of this style are wheel steered as opposed to tiller....
by tomcat
Wed May 12, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: F/S REEL FOR UPTIDING
Replies: 22
Views: 8960

It realy depends on what species he intends to target. Fixed spool reels sold for sea angling in the UK don't tend to have good drag systems as they are targetted at shore anglers who lock down the spool completely. With fast running species like Tope and Smoothound etc, a good drag system is a must...
by tomcat
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Micro plus fishing boat
Replies: 11
Views: 21391

My response to this question is the same every time. There isn't a sub 17' boat that doesn't fish better with two on board. Each has is own side to work from and the vessel remains balanced. Introduce another and the balance is lost. The rear cockpit space is a bit limited on the microplus because i...
by tomcat
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Micro plus fishing boat
Replies: 11
Views: 21391

A friend of mine had a Microplus Explorer boat many years ago. I remember it being a stable boat with reasonable ride quality. It felt safe and secure on the Irish sea. Just check for structural integrity as these boats will be well in excess of 20 years old now.