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Well it’s a long story but after the shambles of the last one, which I got offered back repaired for £1500 more than I first paid for it I started looking elsewhere, see a quicksilver on Apollo Ducks website at Hartlepool Marina but literally missed it by 2 hours, the bloke selling it said he thinks his mate was going to sell his Arvor 210, obviously I didn’t hold out on him contacting me but he actually did, 9 hour drive later a cheeky bid and it was bought, it is already hauled down to my marina now where it’s sitting on blocks, doing a few bits on it, should be back in the water by end of next week, then Stuart Monk will do a full service on it and hopefully after that I’ll get fishing🎣🛥💨

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1 minute ago, OrkneyCorkney said:

Cleaning? Looks clean to me, more authentic with fish guts on deck 🤣

It was a little grubby when it got delivered on Monday, but he’s been all over it and it’s looking good now. 

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Well done Mickey! Glad you're on the water just in time for lockdown to lift and for you to get out and catch some fish 👍

She looks great. Got any more pics of her?

Are you planning to keep the name or change it for something more personal to you?

PS: new boat... is that why the weather looks iffy for the next few weeks then eh? At least we know who to blame now! 😉🤣

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48 minutes ago, JonC said:

It was a little grubby when it got delivered on Monday, but he’s been all over it and it’s looking good now. 

All over it like a rash I'd expect 🤣

#newboatfeeling!

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A very nice looking boat, and soon you will be able really get out and enjoy it. A couple more pics would be nice, with or without the fish guts. Geoff.

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11 hours ago, Andy135 said:

Well done Mickey! Glad you're on the water just in time for lockdown to lift and for you to get out and catch some fish 👍

She looks great. Got any more pics of her?

Are you planning to keep the name or change it for something more personal to you?

PS: new boat... is that why the weather looks iffy for the next few weeks then eh? At least we know who to blame now! 😉🤣

Haha it was blowing yesterday while I was sitting on it! I doubt I’ll change the name to be honest not that I’m superstitious, it’s a name I quite like anyway, the irony was she was built in 2008 first sold in 2009 and went up north, she was actually built (put together) one marina up from mine at Essex, funny after 12 years she comes home almost! Quite like the sentiment with it.

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12 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Looks nice! What did you get out of her at sea trial? 

62 knots🤣🤣 no sea trial, Hartlepool marina is locked and add to the mix we were still kinda locked down, shouldn’t have travelled to look at it to be honest, add in to the mix I bought it with it needing a full service haha, seen it cold start with no use after 3 months on the button, no smoke or anything, boat hasn’t moved for a year because of covid, I looked under the bonnet and kicked the tyres💁🏻‍♂️ We are lucky to have arguably the best Arvor engineer right on our door step, I’ll deal with any issues as we come across them, it’s now a case of how much money needs to be thrown at it.

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1 minute ago, KennyPowers said:

62 knots🤣🤣 no sea trial, Hartlepool marina is locked and add to the mix we were still kinda locked down, shouldn’t have travelled to look at it to be honest, add in to the mix I bought it with it needing a full service haha, seen it cold start with no use after 3 months on the button, no smoke or anything, boat hasn’t moved for a year because of covid, I looked under the bonnet and kicked the tyres💁🏻‍♂️ We are lucky to have arguably the best Arvor engineer right on our door step, I’ll deal with any issues as we come across them, it’s now a case of how much money needs to be thrown at it.

Well hopefully you won’t have to dig too deep and can just get out and use her! 🤞🏻

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Lovely looking and clean boat - thanks for posting the pics. During these horrid covid times it is nice to see boat pics. I do hope that you are not relying on JonC as the best Arvor engineer on your doorstep, although I do think that he is pretty adept with a big spanner or podger!!! Geoff. :classic_wink:

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2 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Think that should read “as a big spanner”! 

Oh dear Neil, I suspect that you do not know that a podging spanner is known as a podger. Basically it is a big spanner one end and a tapered spike the other. It is used when bolting up steelwork to pull holes in steelwork in line with each other, usually to allow a bolt of pin to be inserted into an adjacent hole and hold the the parts in position. On removal of the spike it can be replaced with a bolt etc. I bet JC knows that!!! Geoff. :classic_wink:

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4 minutes ago, Geoff said:

Oh dear Neil, I suspect that you do not know that a podging spanner is known as a podger. Basically it is a big spanner one end and a tapered spike the other. It is used when bolting up steelwork to pull holes in steelwork in line with each other, usually to allow a bolt of pin to be inserted into an adjacent hole and hold the the parts in position. On removal of the spike it can be replaces with a bolt etc. I bet JC knows that!!! Geoff. :classic_wink:

So your saying @JonC is not only a spanner but a podgy one too? 

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2 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

😁 Nothing like a bit of selective hearing/reading, eh Neil?!

Well yes but I was at a loss when Geoff didn’t seem to get the joke and went all serious on us again !🤷🏻‍♂️

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3 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

So your saying @JonC is not only a spanner but a podgy one too? 

I was saying nothing of the sort Neil. I posted that in the hope that it may help with your education, and broaden your knowledge of hand tools. Geoff.:classic_wink:

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This is a scaffold podger0B77F207-C4FB-43E5-AD17-DB4FF9775DD3.thumb.jpeg.398f2c8f6840ea941ed078c2e2689f75.jpegIt differs from a conventional rat tail podger as it has a square point,which is used for tightening band and plate fittings 7185D0D8-5232-44C3-87E7-5BF1231CA982.thumb.jpeg.b8494f68686b98d3e60a84335d465efe.jpegThe square point stops it twisting out. 
It has a hook end which is for tightening the thumb screws on the fittings 4C88810E-39F5-42E8-966A-F1CA789D619F.thumb.jpeg.0527333a4953b821b4e49c32230e78c0.jpegI am one of the very few scaffolders that still come so armed, most use a poncy little 21mm ratchet podger. Wankers. 

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