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Old 15 April 2015, 13:19   #21
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Stopped by Duncans in Glasgow today.
Ended up buying a Seago Eco 260.
Looks a decent little Sib for pottering around in.
Light as a feather and at 265 quid with a 3 year guarantee on tubes / seams etc can't go wrong.
It's 30kg all in so nice and easy to man handle.
Carried it out the shop one handed like a hand bag in its carry case.
Will easily sit on the car roof box as well - Happy Days!
There you go nice little boat enjoy mate
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Old 15 April 2015, 13:43   #22
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>>>water skiing is still going on at Gosfield Lake

Never been but have relatives who owned a ski boat so know it is quite a place now with camping, caravans, café, ski club, Indian restaurant etc.

Halstead is not close to home as such but daughter at Colchester Uni so we've virtually worn a groove in the A120 within a few miles of Halstead over the past couple of years.
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Old 15 April 2015, 14:07   #23
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Cheers for all the suggestions guys.
I'm ooking forward to having the 260 Eco to hand when ever and wherever particularly when away in the caravan and out and about with the wife and kids.
I will be able to launch the 260 Eco in places that were previously out of reach with my permanently trailered Honwave 3.5ae and Tohatsu 20hp.

I will literally will be able to carry my Suzuki 2.5hp in one hand and the bagged up Eco in the other to the waters edge.
Hope to get up to Loch Doon next week and try her out.
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Old 15 April 2015, 14:44   #24
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I spend four days great down at loch doon a couple weeks ago..as I like wandering around the Galloway Hills and the Silverflowe peat bog. Some nice broon troot in there but also a lot of perch.. down the gala lane end is quite productive for the broonies :-D

Now is the time to go though..cos in another month or so..the midges will be hell down there
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Hi Gurnard
Midgies are the scourge of the West Coast of Scotland!
Been a good few years since I last fished Loch Doon.
Is the maggot and bramble worm still the bait of choice?
I believe that there was meant to be Artic Char in Loch Doon?????

I know the Silver flow well and the three Bothies nearby Back Hill of The Bush, White Laggan and Tunskeen.
Used to do a lot of walking bothying and a bit of fishing around that area - but as you say the midgies are atrocious!
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Yup..worm or maggot..water is still freezing so everything down deep. When the water heats up a bit..I had most luck with black pennals..or some other small black fly. I wasn’t fishing this time but I was there a lot when I lived in Ayr as a youngster.

Thats why I was in the Galloway Hills.. for old memories. Its not changed a bit..White lagan and Black Lagan bothies still on the go. They are blasting at Loch Doon and extending the forestry road south..soon it will join the forest road at Back Hill and go all the way to Clatteringshaws..that will be a blow to the wilderness if they open it to the public after clearing the trees.

White Lagan bothie..same as 40 years ago




Well..except they have a modern iron fire installed now instead of the open fire..and blanked off the attic.





Looking down part of the Silverflowe Peat bog from Dungeon Hill..biggest peat bog in the UK.. whole cows disappear in there..never to be seen again




I enjoyed visiting old memories ...Just made me wonder where the past 40 -50 years or so have gone ?
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Ahhhhh those pics take me back. I could swear you had raided my photo collection.

1 Tunskeen.
2 White Laggan.
3 Back hill of the bush.

Itching to get back into the great outdoors - before the dreaded midgies
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Back on the subject of the Sib here's a few photos of the little chap.
Well pleased looks sturdy and we'll made.
Very portable and easy to carry.
Looking forward to getting out and about in it.
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