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Old 02 May 2010, 16:20   #11
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Don't know if I would have the balls to head 15 miles off, but I guess I will head out a little more, then a little more...
I'm still stuck boatless somewhere between a RIB and a SIB...but 15 MILES!! It would depend if I could get a piece of string that long.
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Old 02 May 2010, 17:57   #12
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Hi Shane

Hopefully the cod will still be around for another few weeks, the water temp is still below average....I desperately want that 20+'er this year! lol.

With big smoothies, stingrays, thornbacks, sole and tope etc. on offer, let's hope that this summer is whole lot kinder than the last one.
Hi ya mate my sentiments exactly,lets hope its a darn good summer,not been great for a few years now,looking forward to seeing your reports and pics of good fish,hope to do the same,GOOD LUCK AND TIGHT LINES,AS THE SAYING GOES ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WATCH THIS SPACE,LETS GET SOME REPORTS UP ON HERE,,,,,WE WILL SHOW THEM BIG GIN PALACES HOW ITS DONE,LOL,WHO NEEDS A BLOODY GREAT HARD BOTTOM BOAT,WITH LOADS OF FEES AND MOORING HASSLE,WHEN WE CAN GET OUT,CLOSE IN ,OR FURTHER OUT,BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
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Old 02 May 2010, 19:15   #13
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Hi ooglewoogle

'Piece of string', indeed!

Everyone knows that a dropping a trail of bread crumbs on the way out is the only reliable method of finding your way home. ;-)



Although our journey to Tuesday's fishing mark was 15 miles from where we launched, it was only about 8 miles from the nearest dry land.

It does sound a long way, but bearing in mind that 17 foot GRP angling boats regularly venture out to 20+ miles....???

Our equipment levels are on a par, if not in excess, of most of those boys, and I would say that our instincts for self preservation far outweigh some of the chancers that I have seen.



I would quite happily pit the Zodiac against any of the most popular 16-17 foot fast fishers in overcoming truly horrendous conditions. It's going to be very slow going, very wet, and extremely uncomfortable. Chances are, if your equipment is well secured and 100% reliable....you'll get home and not end up rolled or on the sea bed.

Hit a sunken object at 25 knots, the GRP boat could well be holed and sink. The 'lilo', very unlikely, and it definitely wouldn't sink. With only half an outboard engine left, it may be costly though lol.

A fixed rope round the prop in 3 knots of tide would fill the GRP boat up from over the transom in no time. When trying to retrieve stuck anchors in tides that strong we've purposely had the SIB sideways, back to front, you name it. No sweat.


None of this is pure guesswork.......this is our other boat.







Great as it is, it's bloody heavy to tow and launch, bloody thirsty by comparison, nowhere near as versatile......and doesn't give a fraction of the fun / satisfaction!
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Hi ooglewoogle

'Piece of string', indeed!

Everyone knows that a dropping a trail of bread crumbs on the way out is the only reliable method of finding your way home. ;-)



Although our journey to Tuesday's fishing mark was 15 miles from where we launched, it was only about 8 miles from the nearest dry land.

It does sound a long way, but bearing in mind that 17 foot GRP angling boats regularly venture out to 20+ miles....???

Our equipment levels are on a par, if not in excess, of most of those boys, and I would say that our instincts for self preservation far outweigh some of the chancers that I have seen.



I would quite happily pit the Zodiac against any of the most popular 16-17 foot fast fishers in overcoming truly horrendous conditions. It's going to be very slow going, very wet, and extremely uncomfortable. Chances are, if your equipment is well secured and 100% reliable....you'll get home and not end up rolled or on the sea bed.

Hit a sunken object at 25 knots, the GRP boat could well be holed and sink. The 'lilo', very unlikely, and it definitely wouldn't sink. With only half an outboard engine left, it may be costly though lol.

A fixed rope round the prop in 3 knots of tide would fill the GRP boat up from over the transom in no time. When trying to retrieve stuck anchors in tides that strong we've purposely had the SIB sideways, back to front, you name it. No sweat.


None of this is pure guesswork.......this is our other boat.







Great as it is, it's bloody heavy to tow and launch, bloody thirsty by comparison, nowhere near as versatile......and doesn't give a fraction of the fun / satisfaction!


Maybe you need to get something inbetween them and buy a rib then
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Old 03 May 2010, 04:01   #15
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Nos you really don't miss an opportunity do you

Having now sold our little RIB our SIB will be this summers fun - will be interesting to compare the two and decide which way to jump at the end of the season

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None of this is pure guesswork.......this is our other boat.
Thanks for that SB...some useful stuff to know!
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