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Old 11 June 2015, 15:58   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
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Length: 6m +
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If you want to go wreck hunting, better off starting with big targets on flat sandy bottoms. Lyme Bay is a good place to start. Try the Salsette, M2, Buccaneer, Baygitano for size, you'll get a feel for what you're looking for & what wreckage looks like on the sounder. You need patience & determination. Most of the big wrecks are accurately charted. Wrecks tend to lay across the tide I.e. At 90deg to the tidal flow, you stand a better chance of locating the wreck if you track with & against the tide.

.....sh1t happens.......
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
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Old 28 June 2015, 10:18   #12
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Just an update on this, I ended up buying a Raymarine Dragonfly 7,

It looks quite easy for the kids to use, I'll let you know how it goes

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