hi there, have a couple,both small but fine for our needs, have a 13ft orkney spinner which i only got onto the water this summer
only got a little 6 hp evinrude but its fine for pottering around. Also i can launch/retrieve on my own if need be , the intention was to just get out with the family and feather for mackerel on pretty calm days ,then one day everything changed when i noticed a load of gulls and terns diving down in a small area 200yds away, we made our way over to have a look,this was in 12mtrs water and a mile or so off Colwyn Bay where we launch from,there were huge swirls and splashes on the surface and i knew straight away they were bass feeding. Luckily i had thrown a light spinning rod into the boat as well as our boat rods so i quickly put on the only thing i had with me ,a dexter wedge,first cast ...3 seconds ..fish on,next cast straight away another then another,All 3.5 TO 5.5 lb next up was a much bigger fish of around 8lb which eventually came off right along side the boat.It was great fun on such light gear and also they put up a heck of a fight when they are able to use the deep water to dive down.Ended up with 6 landed and 5 lost in about 40 minutes so next year we will be going out actually targetting them with lures.
my other boat is in N.East Finland where my wife is from and we go every summer for three weeks,she chats to her relatives and i go lure fishing for pike,zander,perch and big trout.
a match made in heaven !!!
its an old traditional wooden boat that was used for transporting tar accross the country on the vast lakes. It has a 38 year old 2.3 hp suzzuki on it which is fine for trolling
will be putting plenty of posts up of catches from both boats as well as the shore plugging for bass which i got hooked on right at the end of this season. Cant wait for next year !!!!....... Trev.