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 Posted: Mon Aug 27th, 2007 02:28 pm
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cornelius
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I had the audacity to join Ryan and LL for an outing to Roodekopjes with a borrowed boat of which the motor had problems and got serviced before the trip.

An old fishing buddy(OFB) joined me for the outing.

Trip to the dam went smoothly as did the launch. Ryan and LL went of and we were to follow. This is where the fun started. OFB did the petrol pipe connction to the tank.

Once on the water I primed the carb and hit the starter. It almost started. Rechecked the priming and hit the starter. It coughed once. Good sign, checked the priming and hit the starter. Battery getting flat. Off with the cowling, checked the priming and pull started the motor. MIRACLE. It started and ran for about five seconds. afterwards NOTHING. I see Pippo`s face as he took my money.

What the hell. We`ll drift to a likely spot and anchor and do the fishing thing. Worry about getting back to shore later.

Meanwhile, Ryan and LL had inspected the proposed area and came looking for us. When they arrived Ryan checked the priming and found the priming bulb stayed soft. (It hardened every time I checked). Found OFB made a poor connection. Did the proper thing. Ryan had extra batteries and was kind enough to lend us one. Did the necessary connection, did the priming thing, MIRACLE. Motor started and kept running. Ryan had a funny smile on his face. 

Off we went, following the Ryan boat to a known spot for bass. Anchored up and started throwing lures and drifting siedways. No problem .... yet. Ryan and LL off to another spotwhile we continued to throw lures. Moved the anchor some to get us within better reach of the structure, throwing lures and drifting sideways..... motor got hooked up un a roch. No problem, will pull it off with the anchor. What? It stayed stuck.

The Ryan boat came back and found us stuck on a rock. Tried to pull us off with their boat. No-go. I moved to the nose over the cabin and success. The Ryan boat moved off, both him and LL with funny little smiles.

Hit the starter, motor turned over no start. Again, same thing. Ryan saw this, turned back and asked if the motor had a kill switch. A what? I don`t know, not my motor. Found the plug for the kill switch, on Ryan`s suggestion at the end of the piece of line tied to the ignition key. Plugged it in and Lo and behold, motor started. Ryan and LL smiled, by now, still funny and with a hint of pity.

 Off again, motor won`t rev. See Pippo`s face in my mind with an anchor through his ears.

OFB fiddled with the choke and closed it. Motor runs fine. Found the Ryan boat up river and anchored close by. Started throwing lures.........

Ryan finally got a barbel. The rest of us got nothing.

 

Ryan and LL did a lot to help the two old ballies enjoy a nice day on the water and did it in the best of humor.

Thanks guys, nice to have been fishing with you.

 

   

 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 27th, 2007 02:39 pm
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cornelius
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Heading should read Comedy of errors and a ship of fools.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2007 07:30 pm
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Cornelius

and that was a great day, no?, well, if that was my story i would have said it with a smile of gratitude, even if only for the entire experience, on my face..... I can picture the entire scene and it looks like a whole lotta fun, and it's the kinda happenings , stories to be told years from now, are made of.

I really love days like that, every now and then, it just makes up for the monotonous  Toyota days, Everything keeps going right, Toyotaaaaaa!!! (remember the ads jingle?)

Anyhow, Thanks to Ryan, met him b4 and he's one great person to know, LL on the other hand, I think he smiled and helped with a snickering hidden subversive agenda that has yet to be revealed, but not to worry, I'll send out invitatios the day I :uzi into tiny itsy bitsy pieces of mermaid bait, so that all that has been LL'ed here on Sealine, can grab a chunk, rig it, and cast it......:hyst: Whatever is left over we can speedfreight down to the guys at the coast so they can slide the remainder of LL for some non-eds!!!!!!!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2007 12:27 am
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Cornelius
If it's any consolation, there are only two kinds of boaters ...... those that have had problems... and those that are going to have problems! Those that have launched without the plug in.... and those that are going to launch without the olug in! Don't freel bad Boet, it happens to all of us and ain't it a great learning curve!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2007 12:54 pm
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cornelius wrote: Ryan finally got a barbel. The rest of us got nothing.
 
Ryan and LL did a lot to help the two old ballies enjoy a nice day on the water and did it in the best of humor.

Thanks guys, nice to have been fishing with you. 
Cornelius, thanks for those very kind words. I would like to believe that anybody would have assisted you. I would like to say  that on behalf of Ryan and myself it was only a pleasure. It was really great to have met all of you gentlemen.

The fishing conditions were not great and I believe that Ryan was the only person to have caught anything there for the day.

I believe that it says somthing about the talent of Ryan as a fisherman that under the tough conditions he managed to catch a fish. Even the barbel had serious lock jaw.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 11:33 am
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Ryan
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Hi Boys,

I'm back thank the pope I have a decent PC again.

Thanks for all the ball polishing but really I'm just a very lucky angler.

Anyways LL/ Louis/ OFB great to meets all of you and even though the weather wasn't very kind to us at least the company was great.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 11:50 am
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Ryan wrote: Thanks for all the ball (apple?) polishing but really I'm just a very lucky angler.

Anyways LL/ Louis/ OFB great to meets all of you and even though the weather wasn't very kind to us at least the company was great.
Ryan, welcome back boet. Thank you for your spot of apple polishing.

Thanks due to Ryan for making it a most enjoyable day for everyone. Now maybe we can get some pics posted.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 08:20 pm
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One little barbel.(5.5 kg)

Attachment: ryanbarbel.JPG (Downloaded 147 times)

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 03:57 am
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Well reading that make me think of a story I have heard from more than one sperate source.

Two guys decide to go fishing, where they got/borrowed the boat I am unsure. Filled with petrol, bought bait ice etc. Get to the boatramp(here in whakatane we have a boatramp into the river and a few hundred meteres to the riverbar into the sea) They prepped the boat, untied it etc. One silly bugger undid the cable in front too. so as they reversed down the ramp, the boat slid off onto the concrete, smashed both propellors. ouch!

So they go the boat back on the trailer and off to the boatshop for new propellors.

A short time later they return, with new propellors, reverse the boat down the ramp, with the cable still in place this time. start engines and reverse off trailer. But boat would not move, was pushing their tow vechile up the ramp. Ok they got the wrong hand propellors.

Tie up at the jetty and off to the shop to get the correct propellors. Arrive back to find a sunk boat, they hadn't put the bung in.

Apparently they did not have a good days fishing.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2009 10:07 am
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Hahahaha Yeeeeg ... Ive forgotten the bung once or twice... never going out to sea though!

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