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Strike The Dumpling And Standby For Action!

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by secretagentmole, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    We have changed the name we were going to call our fishing boat. The Flying Dumpling has been dropped and the boat will be named in honour of my late father, who holds the Wash Area record for the type of fish that will now be the name of my boat.

    We are going to call it Stingray! Not without irony as the boat is to all intents and purposes unsinkable!

    Got the outboard on the back now! Just got to do the electrics and fix the permanent bolts and it will be ready for action!
     
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    Hey Moley, have you got an eight bore punt gun on the bow?? atb Paul.
     
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    Hope you're performing some form of sacrifice to the sea gods in order to bless the name change :eek:
     
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    Got any pics moley, :)

     
  5. secretagentmole

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    Don't laugh, she floats in 12 inches of water!

    The boat never bore the name, it was only our intent to name it, it has never borne a name. The traditional way to change a name is to pour a beer over the bow, waste of a beer!

    I will have when we have the electrics done! Hopefully will get the wife to do a video when we take her out!
     
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    Man, I'd love a fishing boat. Maybe one day when the kids b****r off and the mrs stops bleeding me dry, oh and my employer finally gives us a pay rise lol.
    Got a sea fishing trip coming up on 8th May.
     
  7. secretagentmole

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    There are lots of good boats going cheap on classifieds, if you know what to look for! An Orkney Spinner is only a 13 ft cathedral hulled 1970s fibreglass jobby, but couple it with a 4hp Yamaha and you have a boat that can stand a decent swell. Our first boat was one and we only paid £260 for it on a home built trailer (well it worked). It also came with a little outboard that we soon upgraded for the mighty Yamaha 4hp (excuse me whilst I laugh) and we had a boat that could undertake 8 mile sailings (ok very slowly but it could).

    We spent a lot less than my last new air rifle cost us! The electronics we bought for the boat (hand held marine band radio, hand held GPS and a hand held fish finder) have been transferred to the new boat. so they are still being used. Our second boat is a Maylander 18 ft, we bought a 25hp Johnson to go on that. We tried it once and did not like the cuddy (my wife wanted a cabin to keep warm then realised how much deckspace you lost). Funnily enough it came from Wales, just over the border from the Severn. That is sitting in the back yard whilst the wife organises a sale. Make someone a decent boat, has full remotes on (apart from electric start), cuddy, interior and exterior seats, rod holders, pilot seat (ie somewhere to sit whilst you steer). Just needs new trailer wheels and the hitchlock removing (blasted thing has seized and needs cutting off).
     
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    "Anything can happen in the next half hour" :D
     
  9. secretagentmole

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    Tank and Battery!

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    Engine Lowered!

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    Engine Raised!
     
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    Now we have a name on her!

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    Looks like a nice boat from what I can see of it I've just sold my sea hog trooper and bought myself a small river boat smart wave 3500 with 15 4/Suzuki engine perfect for the rivers round where I live pike fishing
     
  12. secretagentmole

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    16ft long, 6ft beam, draft about 17 inches!
     
  13. secretagentmole

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    Got her out! Finally! Bank Holiday Monday, got down early, harbour absolutely full of bloody sailing dingys (dingys on dinghies as they all look bloody miserable on them). They were everywhere, only place we could launch was liek a swamp, now we have a 400kg loaded boat and trailer, they would not move. In the end we managed to float the boat off (replacing the trailer too, the sleds are crap). Got in and got out. No fish around but the boat went like a dream, coped with a 2-4ft swell easily, outboard purred like a kitten with a belly full of double cream.

    Running into waves you get wet, she sits on not in the water, so consequently handles like a water boatman (pond skater), you have to keep your eyes on your course as she can wander a bit. Running side onto waves is a little hairy, but it is a big safe fishing platform, so you soon get used to the motion. Running ith the waves is Hawaii 5-0, a ruddy great motorised surfboard.

    Did not catch a thing, but put an hour of use on the engine.
     

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