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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Hello sailor! Reply with quote

It's "rissing with pain here" the wind is at gale force and the forcast is dire, so what does Pigtin do? He bids for a boat on ebay.
It's a 14ft hull with a cabin on the front and it's propelled by a 9.8hp
Mercury outboard. I intend to use it for inshore fishing if my bid is successful.
Question is...... Will my 1275 Sprite tow it on the trailer, or will I have to fight my wife for the modern each time I want to go fishing?
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude - just take down the roof on the Sprite and drive it in the rain, you'll get the same effect! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loosen the front wheelnuts, remove the windscreen, disconnect the heater, and whenever possible drive into the wind for best effect! the wheelnuts being loosened will provide that lovely pitching motion (at least until the fall off...) and the chill wet breeze will be most nautical. oh, and carry a box of Morton's Salt (pitch a pinch in your face now and then, for that seaside experience) and wear your green wellies. you'll forget all about boat nonsense after THAT...
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I like the idea of fishing trips, and especialy on inland waters, I get sea sickness so tend to stay on land, but inland waters are probably better, but have never tried! I supose you can do both sea and fresh water can you?

Hope you have fun!

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigtin, sounds like you need an Austin 16 or 20 for the fishing trips, that'd pull the trailer wouldn't it? and it'd go nice alongside the 10/4

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 10/4 would tow it easily, but I sold the towbar with the folding caravan. The problem is that I would not feel good taking a car of that sort so close to salt water. There must be easier ways of getting fresh fish.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps one of these would fit the bill? Amphicar's finest, powered by Triumph:



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the amphibian I saw at the Tallahassee Motor Museum in '02?
They had a great collection of outboards too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

closer to home this one, photo'd at the Lakeland Motor Museum a couple of months back!

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a small boy in the late 1950's / early 1960's I remember watching a garage owner who's premises was on the sea front at Largs driving his Amphicar out of his garage every evening, across the main road, down the pebble beach and into the sea to "sail" across the Clyde to his house in Millport.

It never failed to draw a crowd - and it must have been good for business too! Very Happy

P.S. Did you get the boat pigtin?
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not yet Scotty, auction closes on Sunday and I might be outbid.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I win this boat on the auction I will still need a backup motor in case the main motor fails for any reason.
I have found a 50year-old Seagull motor on ebay and I am tempted to bid for it, they are possibly to simplest form of (serious) propulsion in the world and almost indestructible... But would I trust my life to it?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you'll be needing some durty ol' oars for backup, matey...just as a precaution...
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the current around our coast oars are of little use. still I would like to have some to beat off the giant squids.
Sorry, it should have been squid. I believe the plural is the same as the singular? but all the same, they are an absolute pest around the Thames estuary.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

When I was little we went out on a friends yacht for fishing, got a little choppy, made me feel a little ill, (haven't been sailing since) but was good fun. Anyway our friend rowed us back to a beach, down the coast for us to walk back, and he spent about an hour, rowing to get back to the yacht, he was rowing but being washed the other way, was terrible to watch! Then we turned around and noticed we were on a nudest beach, which was hilarious as I was about 10! So we cut the beach out and walked back in the sand dunes, got lost for about 2 hours!

Sorry slightly off topic Confused , but thought it was a nice funny story! Laughing

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Dave
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