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Re: Gutted

Postby Martin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:33 pm

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Captain cod wrote:Just come back from the shop and some daft t@#t has blocked the trailer in some people have no brains

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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:20 pm

Tuesday is going to be the best day by far so planning on taking the boat out tomorrow. We went to a few places on Sunday to find out where is best to launch from. I think Hayle is not only the nearest bur seems the easiest to launch from. The only problems are it's £15 a day to launch. But the machine is not working at the moment so it might not cost us anything. And the slip is quite steep. But I'm sure between me and the missus we will drag the brute up. Also thee is a sand bar quite far out that you can get stranded at if your not back before low tide.

I went to the slip at Saint ives but it was bad enough driving the car through the crowded narrow one way streets. Never mind towing a trailer behind so I decided straight away to give that one a miss.

From there we drove to penzance and spoke to a guy at the slip who said it was free to use and parking was only £4 for the whole day but the sea seems to go quite far out at low tide so would mean dragging the boat a long way back to the slip.

So like I said I think we will launch from Hayle. As soon as I am finished and get some wifi I'll post the pics and vids.

Fingers crossed all goes well this will be our first time out on our own.

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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Ok so we went out today and I've got mixed feelings about it.
All was going well. We got to the slip at about 8.30am and we set the boat up fine and was in the water all ready to go at about 9.15am.

But that's when the problems started. The engine started after a few pulls but when I put it in gear and turned the throttle it's like I had no power. It moved but very slow. After about 30 seconds it seemed to fix it self and we were off. The missus and my daughter both nearly fell backwards off there seats.
But after about 5 mins the same thing happened, no power. So I didn't want to go any further only going at snail pace so we dropped anchor where we were. I took the cowl off so I could have a look at what was going on. I had just found the problem when I noticed a small yellow sib heading towards us.
It was the coast guard they must have seen me with the cowl off and came to see if I was ok. I told them the link from the throttle to the carb had come undone. And I was trying to fix it. They asked if I had a radio which I did so they said if I need help to use the radio or give them a wave at the beach.they would keep an eye on us for a while. Anyway I managed to reconnect the link. But the plastic part was split and all I had to fix it was some duct tape. Anyway the missus and my daughter wanted to try some fishing so we went a little further with the engine running again. I dropped anchor. I set up the rods and they tried for about an hour but caught nothing.

But we attracted the attention of something else while we were there.

A dolphin

we couldn't belive it. It came up about 4 times about every 2 minutes. The first time any of us had seen a dolphin

Now I know everyone i's going to laugh and take the piss but around this time there was quite a lot of swell and it knocked me sick so I spent about 10 minutes with my head over the side getting rid of my breakfast.

Anyway after about 2 hours we headed back because I didn't trust the engine. We got back to the slip and just about managed to get it up. It took about 30 minutes to pack everything away. I'll get some picture and videos of the dolphin on as soon as I've sorted them
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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:28 pm

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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm

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Re: Gutted

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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:33 pm

I've fixed the link more permanent now so I'm more confident in the motor. So we are going to head out again on Thursday or Friday.

Hopefully I'll have found my sea legs by then too

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Re: Gutted

Postby Paul B » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:47 pm

What makes you think we are going to take the phisss, :whistle :lol: you was just feeding the fish :rofl
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Re: Gutted

Postby Paul » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 pm

Good to see your efforts were rewarded with some time on the water :clappy
Plenty of happy smiles in those photos and fair weather too :yay
Sea sickness happens to us all at some point TBH :| I'd say I'm pretty good, however last year Neil H and I were fishing in a swell last year and my guts were pushing at the back of my throat after an hour of bouncing up and down :lol:
Glad you've sorted your engine issues :) more time exploring, fishing and generally having fun together :drive
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Re: Gutted

Postby Captain cod » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:09 pm

Thanks guys make me feel a bit better. Is there any way of avoiding rough seas apart from not going out in it in the first place.


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