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Nice one Darren.

What lump you got in it?
Regards maneuvering..... Dont ever get into a panic and try and correct anything in haste..
Fender it off.. The worst that happens then is you bounce off a fender.. :-)

The summer cod are due for slaughtering now then.. :-)


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Well done looks really nice all that hard work was worth the effort hopefully you will be rewarded with some good sized fish.

As the other guys say when you have no one watching you it always goes right as soon as an audience with me it goes pear shaped and the best thing you can do is back out and start again but what I have found is that everyone is more than happy to help you.
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Back in the water at 1030 this morning.  All good. Looks better in the water than I had hoped for.

The Nanni 5.250 (85 hp) engine started first time.  Went out for a run and it picked up speed in a much smoother way.  12 kts at 2100 revs.  Gave it a quick blast at full throttle at 2800 once it was warmed for half an hour and reached 17.5 kts on my GPS.  It wasn't dead flat out here either.  Very happy.  Just cleaning the hull has given an extra 5 kts.  It was very heavily fouled though.  Managed to leave the launch point, drop a friend off at a pontoon and moor on my finger pontoon without incident, and there is a gusty NE wind.  Any thing with east in it is difficult where I m berthed so feeling slightly more confident now.

Taking my wife and youngest out in a minute for their first trip on board so chance for more practice.

Very pleased with the upgrade and thanks for the positive comments.  Will put a picture up tonight with the boat on the its mooring.

And yes, I will be hitting those summer Cod.  Well actually anything that will hit a FBM lure.  
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Originally posted by Garrydog Garrydog wrote:

Have to agree with rag &stick on the audience thing... I have found it most difficult at slow speed with tide and a wind direction blowing sideways off the pontoon finger. When you are on your own a total recipe for making you look like a real amteur. 😬

I fixed a long 'bumper' to the front and side of the pontoon. to cope with 'wrong' tide and wind.  Drive it into the front one and then swing the wheel to make her slew into the side one. Looks even worse when you get it wrong but it's bloody impressive when you get it right - a bit like sliding a car sideways into a parking place. Big smile 

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That sounds like a good plan, padding all round, be a bit like driving a 'bumper boat!'
Certainly need one of those dock fenders for the bow.
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This afternoon was somewhat stressed but ended without incident or damage, just!

Took my wife and son to the boat.  Wind had picked up and as I reversed out a gust caught the boat and started to force me sideways back into the corner with no space to turn either forward or astern.  I asked them to fend off and after some shouting of directions and running about on deck the situation was saved.  Apparently they thought did only had to sit there.  This was the case with the last boat, just told them to keep out of the way then.  Anyway, fenders are brilliant and so are boat hooks.

In hindsight it was a bad time to go out, horrible cold wind from a difficult direction.  And maybe I should have communicated better before making sure they knew what to do beforehand.  Should have used a spring and kept them out of the way.  When with a mate you don't think about these things as you know they will just do the necessary.

Boat now moored and ready for the next adventure:


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Don't beat yourself up, first time for family and only second time for you the skipper. We are all learning every trip. Give it a couple of weeks and it will be second nature. Did you have an audience?
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Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Don't beat yourself up, first time for family and only second time for you the skipper. We are all learning every trip. Give it a couple of weeks and it will be second nature. Did you have an audience?

Only the wife and youngest son until I shouted at them.  Wrongly apparently.
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looks great well gone looking forward to seeing you out there
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Originally posted by solentraider solentraider wrote:

Originally posted by rag & stick rag & stick wrote:

Give it a couple of weeks and it will be second nature. Did you have an audience?


I still manage to make a horlicks of mooring sometimes, after 45 years at it.
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