new to boat fishing in the solent

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Hi folks, could anyone give me any tips? I've just bought a wilson flyer (17ft) and am keen to go fishing out of my base in Southampton, If any of you kind people out there could give me a few hints on where to go, I would be very greatfull,
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Not my area sorry, nice boat though nothing but good reports on them. I have a 16.5ft ski boat with a built in 25 gall fuel tank.

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thanks for your support, she has a 60 yamaha on the back, i've not had her out yet but hope to soon,

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Dont forget a backup engine. I have a 60hp Evinrude with a 9.9hp backup. what other gear have you on board? keith

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hi mate, good thinking about the backup, i'm on the lookout for something now, although I do have an ancient Seagull available to me,, she has a fishfinder, 2 x GPS, compass, VHF, anchor and other bits and pieces, I do have a local chart thats around a year old so I should find my way around ok, he says without confidence, lol.

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Nice to speak to another boatowner, dont forget spare anchor. If possible try and get a 10hp backup as a 4hp wont get you in against the tide. The number of small boats I have seen with only a 4 on the back is unbelievable. Cheers keith

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Ah yes, I forgot to mention the spare anchor, fenders, mooring lines and supposedly nifty anchor recovery buoy. but i'm surprised that such a small boat would need a 10 hp spare, so thanks for the enlightenment.
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By having a 10 you certanly will get back in thats for sure, There very little weight difference if any and very little difference in price.

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go to general chat and scroll down to DO MANY PEOPLE BOAT FISH. thats my boat.

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Thanks again for your help Keith, The wise man has 2 ears, 2 eyes and only one mouth,( I don't quite know where we stand with the keyboard and 10 fingers) I've only been on here an hour and already know a lot more than when I started, thanks. all assistance greatfully recieved

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Your welcome best of luck with the boat, cheers keith

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Vrey nice boat Keith, fast, by the look of her, when I figure out how to get pics on here I will put one of mine up

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well I live in hopes of a kind local giving me some starter tips on where to fish, i'm not after anyones hotspot, just a clue, ie anyone know what greenlands is like or the brambles?

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hi i'm fishing greenland this sunday afternoon and evening , same boat as you , should see some hounds on hermit crab and bream to ragworm , we did last year this time. if you are out come along side (boats blue and white)

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Hello there I dont own a boat but if you can speak to ratman1 he is a owner and fishes the solent area will give you advice.

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