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Old 29 July 2015, 03:32   #1
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What are the chances of that!

Last night myself and Jen decided to go for a small fish just outside the marina. It was after 9.30 allready quite dark and within 30 secs I had a fish on the line.

I reeled the line in to find 2 decent mackerel. I lifted them out the water and one jumped off the hook.....and decided to go straight down the elephants trunk!

Now with a normal boat it would have probably got away however ours being diesel there is a grp tube for about 1.5m to the transom.

With around half an hour of filling the boat up with water and emptying again hopefully Steve McQueen the mackerel escaped but I think time and smell will tell!
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Old 29 July 2015, 03:54   #2
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Last night myself and Jen decided to go for a small fish just outside the marina. It was after 9.30 allready quite dark and within 30 secs I had a fish on the line.

I reeled the line in to find 2 decent mackerel. I lifted them out the water and one jumped off the hook.....and decided to go straight down the elephants trunk!

Now with a normal boat it would have probably got away however ours being diesel there is a grp tube for about 1.5m to the transom.

With around half an hour of filling the boat up with water and emptying again hopefully Steve McQueen the mackerel escaped but I think time and smell will tell!
Which raises the question, if you were in a boat full of water "oh! sh1t" situation & were relying on the bailers to empty the boat, could a stray piece of debris, mug, pop can, sunglasses case etc do the same & block the tube? Might be worth putting a coarse grid over the inboard end to stop anything big enough to block the tube from going down.


PS. we once lost a tidy lobster out of the boat, we never knew how it escaped, but the only way out was down the bailer.
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Lol... Good shot dude!

An awesome rib for fishing and tight turns!!!
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all sounds a bit fishy to me................................................
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PS. we once lost a tidy lobster out of the boat, we never knew how it escaped, but the only way out was down the bailer.
It happens. Losing lobsters is as easy as catching crabs...

On a more serious note - the worst thing you can loose down a drain sock is a line. I know someone who lost a mooring line out of one. Unfortunately he found it neatly wrapped around both props!
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Add a small removable grille or wire mesh rolled and placed just inside the tube. sorted.
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An empty water bottle (perfect trunk size) stuck down the sock held in by the string at the end can be interesting in curtain conditions....
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.......interesting in curtain conditions....
Given the size of our windows, I don't think a water bottle will make much difference
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Lol, dam auto connect
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My missus' school has a text broadcast system to warn parents of any events, closures etc. Last winter they sent a text out asking parents to send kids to school with their wellies, unfortunately auto correct resulted in half the kids coming to school with their willies & the other half feeling left out
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Well a thorough inspection tonight has revealed that the mackerel known as Steve McQueen did indeed escape!

I never use the elephants trunk cause the well is so small and there is a pump there as well.

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that is one expensive catch and release system dude :-)

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