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Hi all I’m new to this site so thanks for the welcome. I’m a Plymouth based boat owning angler. I’m out a few times a week either crewing for a local charter skipper or on my own Atlantis 26 CC which is kept in the local dry stack. I’ve only been fishing for about 50 years so every day’s a school day. 

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Welcome Troy. What a lovely boat! How long have you had her? She looks very tidy.

I have the cabin version but I must admit, I keep having dirty thoughts about the T-Top version 👍

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1 hour ago, Troy Tempest said:

I’m out a few times a week either crewing for a local charter skipper

There's a few in Plymouth, I am guessing Kevin on Crusader, or Malcolm on Sea Angler II

Occasionally I launch from QAB, but I think only once in the last 2 years.

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2 hours ago, Andy135 said:

Welcome Troy. What a lovely boat! How long have you had her? She looks very tidy.

I have the cabin version but I must admit, I keep having dirty thoughts about the T-Top version 👍

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Thanks Andy, I picked her up in June from Patrick who builds them in Guernsey.

She’s been a 15 year plan and as I mostly fly fish and lure fish I wanted the CC version so I could move around more freely. Whilst waiting for her to be built I had the 20’ CC version as a stop gap (photo below). Turned out the 20 was more than capable for what I needed but the 26 is a totally different boat and in a totally different league. 49565332-6C64-41DB-87F4-372B3D1CF383.thumb.jpeg.ea1af7a93ef4aeae77365d5f5cfa7496.jpeg

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2 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Welcome @Troy Tempest

love the professional photographic shot of you on your boat. 
 

Cheers, I’ve a mate who does a lot of the photography for the SW sailing community and as I’d taken him out for a spin on my boat unbeknown to me he got a couple of snaps but will do a proper shoot of her underway when the conditions are right. He did some for my last boat and they were stunning which I’m sure helped when it came to selling her as she went really quickly. 

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6 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

@Troy Tempest, do you have trim tabs fitted ? And if so, how twitchy is the hull when the tabs are operated? 

Yes she has and that’s the beauty of the deep chines as she turns on a remarkably tight circle and at speed with no twitching whatsoever. More importantly she’s also a very dry ride! 😁

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18 minutes ago, Troy Tempest said:

Thanks Andy, I picked her up in June from Patrick who builds them in Guernsey.

Did you bring her back yourself? Kudos if so. I bought mine from Jersey and had a skipper for hire make the crossing whilst I flew back.

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4 minutes ago, Troy Tempest said:

Yes she has and that’s the beauty of the deep chines as she turns on a remarkably tight circle and at speed with no twitching whatsoever. More importantly she’s also a very dry ride! 😁

I find mine is very responsive to the trim tabs, but this means she needs them set properly for the conditions and as passengers move around on board.

Mine is also a very dry ride... from inside the cabin 😁

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10 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

@Troy Tempest, do you have trim tabs fitted ? And if so, how twitchy is the hull when the tabs are operated? 

 

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Did you bring her back yourself? Kudos if so. I bought mine from Jersey and had a skipper for hire make the crossing whilst I flew back.

Yes I did. I took the ferry over had to isolate in a hotel and then spent a few days banging around the Channel Islands with the builder familiarising myself with the handling and electronics package. If you are not familiar with the area it’s a bit daunting as unlike Plymouth there are hard pointy bits everywhere! 😳 I’d done the trip back before, crewing for my mate whilst we escorted another boat so I knew what to expect so wasn’t too phased. As it turned out I’d chosen a good weather window so it was a piece of p***! I came out of St Peter Port early morning,put in a couple of waypoints set the autopilot and opened her up…….next stop Plymouth! 

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21 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

I find mine is very responsive to the trim tabs, but this means she needs them set properly for the conditions and as passengers move around on board.

Mine is also a very dry ride... from inside the cabin 😁

I’m generally grumpy and selfish so don’t have many friends! That solves the issue of others moving about the boat! 😁 Also as I’m sort of retired I only go out when I want to and if it’s crap weather or conditions  I don’t bother! 😁

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Lovely boat, I recently had a day on Ginge’s boat, I was impressed with it. 
what engine do have?

 Can you see over your dashboard when underway? 

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1 hour ago, Malc said:

Plymuff looks like its slipping into the sea!

Nice motor, welcome!

Cheers and fortunately I’m 150 yards away from the dry stack and it’s all downhill so I can afford a little bit more slipping before I need to worry! 👍

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8 minutes ago, JonC said:

 Can you see over your dashboard when underway? 

Ok, ok, so I probably need to get a box to stand on to see out...

#shortandproud

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2 minutes ago, JonC said:

Lovely boat, I recently had a day on Ginge’s boat, I was impressed with it. 
what engine do have?

 Can you see over your dashboard when underway? 

A Mercury Verado 300. You make a good point about the field of vision! I’d been on Austen Goldsmith’s Zen2 (20’CC)down in Cornwall many years back and liked it but me being only 5’9” wondered if the high prow of the 26 would be problematic. That’s why I went out to Guernsey to trial one. As it turned out it’s workable but I’ve also got a small step that fits nicely behind the CC and also slips under the seat when not needed. 

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22 minutes ago, Troy Tempest said:

I’m generally grumpy and selfish so don’t have many friends!

Isnt that most boat fishermen? 
That's why we have boats, so we can be proper alone. Not on a beach having to put up with the constant flow of walkers letting their dogs eat the bait or knock the rods over. Then there's the "have you caught much mate?" groupies!! FFS 😩

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13 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Ok, ok, so I probably need to get a box to stand on to see out...

#shortandproud

😂 I have one of the Step Aerobics ones which works well and if you are really stumpy you can get the inserts to raise it! 😉 

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5 minutes ago, Troy Tempest said:

😂 I have one of the Step Aerobics ones which works well and if you are really stumpy you can get the inserts to raise it! 😉 

I'm not that short! 🤣

I can actually see over the bow just fine, but the hulls like to ride bow-up which means occasionally I have to crane my neck to see what's forward. I *may* also have been known to stand on tip-toes too...

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Welcome aboard Troy. Thanks for posting the photo of your beautiful boat. We had a week with our Fairline Weekend 21 around 1982/1983 and we moored at QAB. I intend to drag my new 18' selfbuild down to Guz in August this year and hope to get a berth there again for about a week. Waiting for sarcastic comments from some of the renegades on here! Geoff.

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1 hour ago, Andy135 said:

Ok, ok, so I probably need to get a box to stand on to see out...

#shortandproud

Actually Andy, I think that you are verging on being a giant. I even have need of a box when using our 8' inflatable dinghy. Geoff.:classic_wink:

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3 hours ago, GPSguru said:

There's a few in Plymouth, I am guessing Kevin on Crusader, or Malcolm on Sea Angler II

Occasionally I launch from QAB, but I think only once in the last 2 years.

Neither of those although I’ve fished on both. I crew for Andy Bridson on Patricia Rose normally when he needs a hand or has a boat load of rod hires. 

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