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JohnD
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Boat Make: Honwave t38
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Hello from the far north.

Post by JohnD » 30 Oct 2017, 13:06

Just saying hello everyone.

Recently bought a new Honwave T38 and 20 HP Honda OB. Not had chance to take it out yet, but have inflated it and run the engine in a tank (dustbin). Pleased to say all seems well so far. I'm based in the far north highlands, Caithness. There are many old harbours within easy reach of home. The boat is to support my three favourite pastimes:

1. Wild life photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/picturebothy/
2. Fishing
3. Wasting time on sunny days with a G+T, admiring the scenery from a beach.

I'm no expert on 1 and 2, but a genius on item 3.

That's all for now, I'm looking forwards a to good read on the forum. ;-)

Cheers - JohnD
Honwave T38. 20hp Honda O/B, Adria Caravan, three Collies (Nipper, Hamish and Uig), wife and a ruddy big truck to tow it all. YeeeHaaa :-)

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Steve
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Joined: 25 Apr 2017, 11:12
Boat Make: Honwave T38 IE2
Outboard: Suzuki DF20AS
MMSI Number: 235902190
Location: Fife
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by Steve » 30 Oct 2017, 17:33

Hi John and :welcome

Hope you enjoy your new T38 and outboard - we're enjoying ours!

I can tick all three of your interests, although looking at some of my recent photos (was going to post some from our adventures in the boat this year) - I realise I am rubbish at taking pictures and vids afloat! :shame Have been more successful fishing from the boat but less so from the harbour here. Always good at drinking G&T's / beers though!

Anyway, enjoy your adventures!

:cheers

Steve

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The Gurnard
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Joined: 04 Aug 2015, 09:30
Boat Make: Quicksilver 4.3m HD
Outboard: Mariner 25HP two stroke : Mariner 3.3HP
Location: West Coast Scotland
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by The Gurnard » 30 Oct 2017, 18:36

Welcome to the forum JohnD from me too :welcome

Its a great place to hang out from an internet perspective...friendly and fun :D

You come from a lovely part of the country too. I know it reasonably well but not from a small boat. ..from foot or car only and try to re visit most years.

I have yet to work out how to get round the Merry Men of Mey or The Boar’s of Duncansby when they are sleeping and when Im in a wee inflatable.. but there will come a day...so perhaps I will ask your local knowledge in the future

You have some great photos on your site. I try to take photos too ..but this year discovered GoPro movies and got hooked big time. I spent a while in Caithness making clips for my summer movie. Here is a small sample .. hope it makes you feel at home .. recognise anyone ? :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilpPF41YU64


Anyhoo ...Enjoy the forum.

Jakeyboy
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by Jakeyboy » 30 Oct 2017, 19:01

Welcome johnd, got the same outfit myself and love it ; good move i would say

pritch
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by pritch » 30 Oct 2017, 19:16

Welcome John. :thumbsup
Great photos!

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Paul
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Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 21:46
Boat Make: Mercury Ocean Runner 420
Outboard: Mariner F40ELPT, 3.5 Tohatsu smoker
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by Paul » 30 Oct 2017, 21:38

Hi John and :welcome to the forum

TBH I didn't have a clue where Caithness was :oops: and yup! you're definitely far north :o
Took a look at your photos and there's some absolute belters there for sure 8-) thanks for sharing :thumbsup
Great boating setup you've got there and proving very popular on here, so you'll not go short on advice and help with any thoughts on modifications you may have planned to 'make it your own' :chat
Great to have you aboard
:cheers
I walked through the door marked 'EXIT' and life is now good!

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rogerblack
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by rogerblack » 30 Oct 2017, 22:47

:wavey

Hi JohnD and :welcome.

Been round your part of the world a few times in our motorhome, not with the Honwave yet but maybe next time.

Look forward to hearing more about your adventures on the briny. Pictures/videos always welcome too.

:cheers
cheers
Roger

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“Teach a man to fish and he’ll turn around and try to teach you to fish like he invented it and you’re an idiot”

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kaman
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Boat Make: Honwave 3.5a Honwave t3.8
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Suzuki 2.5hp
Suzuki 2.2hp
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by kaman » 30 Oct 2017, 22:52

Welcome aboard John.
The Honwave T3.8 is certainly gaining a fair following on here with a lot of new members joining up recently with T3.8's.
Very capable and stable boat that can shift along with a 20hp - I'm sure you'll love it.
Think the sit should be renamed Sibs and Fribs :mrgreen: :Boxsmile

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The Hobbit
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by The Hobbit » 30 Oct 2017, 23:02

:welcome JohnD, same boat as me, you'll love it. Enjoy :yay :cheers

Some cracking photography too :thumbsup :IANW
I'm not really a Hobbit, just look like one. Real name is "Andy".

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The Hobbit
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Re: Hello from the far north.

Post by The Hobbit » 30 Oct 2017, 23:15

kaman wrote:Welcome aboard John.
The Honwave T3.8 is certainly gaining a fair following on here with a lot of new members joining up recently with T3.8's.
Very capable and stable boat that can shift along with a 20hp - I'm sure you'll love it.
Think the sit should be renamed Sibs and Fribs :mrgreen: :Boxsmile
I think that might be because this site is suggested when peeps google for advice on what Sib to buy and they are directed here. The advice and knowledge on this forum cemented my choice certainly. :IANW :IANW :IANW :clappy :cheers
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