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by tomcat
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: how much does it cost
Replies: 21
Views: 16583

by tomcat
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: how much does it cost
Replies: 21
Views: 16583

It looks like if it can be said, it allready has! I'll only add, this aspect of sea angling doesn't suit everyone. The best advice is to go out with a small boat angler and see if the reality is what you expected. Don't just turn up at the slipway with your rod and butties. Go to the boat owners hom...
by tomcat
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: New Travel Boat Rod
Replies: 8
Views: 9808

Shimano also offer a good range of travel boat rods. They, as do Greys, offer an excellent customer back up as well.
by tomcat
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Irish sea conservation area.
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Please find attached a link to the newsletter published in relation to this subject. You are amongst the first to access this.
http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=205a ... e525149b24
by tomcat
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Irish sea conservation area.
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Irish sea conservation area.

I have been given contact details of the stakeholder advisory group for this ongoing project. Fortunatly, one of the representatives is an old friend of mine. I will update the thread with the information he provides me. Particularly that, that relates to boating, bait gathering and angling.
by tomcat
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: boat rods or uptider or both?
Replies: 9
Views: 8107

There's the solution, borrow Strathys rod!!!!!!!
by tomcat
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: boat rods or uptider or both?
Replies: 9
Views: 8107

If you want a rod that does both jobs well, I have nothing but praise for the Abu Suveran uptide rods. They convert from uptider to boat rod with am extendable butt system. They will cost more than a Shakespear, but you do get a far better rod. I've been using a pair of the original Suverans for man...
by tomcat
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: Warrior 175 Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 9856

Its sea keeping capability is more than quite good. For this class of boat they are excellent, probably one of the best under 20' fast craft available. They come with a hefty price tag, but a first class reputation and build quality. They do by their nature require a big outboard to get the best out...
by tomcat
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Natures signal
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

Nature often gives clues. Here in Lancashire the daffodils begining to die after blooming is the intimation that fishing for Thornbacks can be pursued with a degree of confidence. I know the Thornies can't see the daffs but the climatic conditions required must coincide.
by tomcat
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: orkney coastliner/440
Replies: 8
Views: 8128

The length of the draw bar on the front of the trailer varies from trailer to trailer. Mine measures out at around 22' 6" total length. Thats with the engine in the lowered position not tilted up. A shorter draw bar could trim 12" to !8" off that length.
by tomcat
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: orkney coastliner/440
Replies: 8
Views: 8128

I have the Orkney Strikeliner 16+ and Crossy my mate has the Orkney 520. Both similar hull design to the 440 and its predecessor the Orkney 14. We're both happy with the sea keeping, quality of construction and general ability of the Orkney range. The factor that will decide on the ease of launch of...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: What do I do now???
Replies: 19
Views: 4901

Oops pressed the submit button by accident!
I also accept Macer may have his own reason for not posting these details and I certainly won't try and influence to not do so.
To report facts and name persons is not slander perce.
by tomcat
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: What do I do now???
Replies: 19
Views: 4901

Please lets not go down the road of naming and shaming as you could have your day in court for slander and we dont want that do we, it maybe helpful if we had a sticky in boat owners for people to add charter boats that give good value for money but leave the crap ones out of it just a thought Dave...
by tomcat
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Thames Estuary
Topic: What do I do now???
Replies: 19
Views: 4901

I think the first step should be...... Name the boat and skipper on this forum so that other members can benefit from the knowledge of the way you have been shamefully treated. If skippers require our returning trade and money, they must at the very least honour their bookings. Not just drop us beca...
by tomcat
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Boat Owners Forum
Topic: fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 4160

Diesel for propulsive use on boats sadly can no longer be red diesel. Boats with diesel heating systems however can use the cheaper fuel to burn in the heater. ;)