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Old 17 July 2014, 09:19   #1
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It went with a bang.

Went out this morning, no wind and hardly a ripple. A lot different than Tuesday when I took Mclures out.

For Maclures.



But I digress, that's not the point of the post. I've been having problems with the Launch wheels. They are the ones that bend under the transom. To lift them you have to push down and tilt them at the same time.





The wheels had started rubbing against the keel. The reason was that the lifting mechanism was deforming allowing the wheels to go further under the boat.




Both side where the same,To strengthen them and stop wear I fitted a metal shim so that the swivel bolt would sit in its original position. This fix kept the wheels from contact with the keel.

On Tuesday I noticed how much wear there was on the tyres ( I ordered new wheels yesterday) but I thought they'd survive today.
How wrong could I get. When I lifted them the port side had an egg on it, but as I was already at sea, I thought I'd continue. But as the morning warmed the inner tube burst with the sound of a shotgun, it made me jump. In place of the egg was a hole in the tyre bigger than a 2 pence.

Luckily when I came in I had some help to drag the boat home.




Now all I have to do is wait for the new wheels.
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Old 17 July 2014, 10:36   #2
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Typical bloody weather, thanks for the pic of flat sea :-(
Bet that mad you jump lol the main thing is did you manage any fish
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Old 17 July 2014, 11:07   #3
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Typical bloody weather, thanks for the pic of flat sea :-(
But at least you know it will handle a bit of snotty weather.


Fish came in at regular intervals, Codling, Pollock, Gurnard, Flounder (and another unidentified flatty) Billet, Pouting and Mackerel. All too small apart from a couple of the Codling and the Mackerel. A bit disappointing, but I was only out for a couple of hours.

Also clocked 21.5 mph SOG, just me and the fishing gear, and still a bit left on the throttle. I did have the wind behind me though.
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Old 17 July 2014, 16:56   #4
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Nice one, I felt ok in the 380 in those swells even when we went very close to the scar

21.5 is good going was it bit skittish at the speed ?

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Old 18 July 2014, 03:38   #5
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I live on the south bank of the Humber and will be fishing the east yorks/ north yorks coast, do I take it you guys are fishing that stretch.

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Yes im Filey area Stray is in the middle of no where
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Stray is in the middle of no where
Someone has to defend the Northern borders.
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Perhaps we might meet up on the east yorks area one day fellas

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Hope you get them sorted soon Steve. Hopefully got mine sorted, but will find out next week when i try them out.
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Perhaps we might meet up on the east yorks area one day fellas

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It will be next season for me as flat out working 15hrs a day 7 days a week now, but yeah be good to meet up

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