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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Quite disappointed then that you didn't scream FISH ON!!! FISH ONNNN!!!! when you hooked up
    ^ do they say that for TV? my version of "I've got a fooking fish, i can't beleive it....oh FFS the lines snapped....fuk this for a game of soldiers i'm going up the pub and putting this lot on EBay when i get home for some sad cvnt to buy" gets lost in the editing.

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    Looks delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    But today was a different matter.
    Wondering whether the event hasn't been staged, the pla nin being hanged on previously, then showing the successful catch within 38 seconds

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    ^ What a slur!

    That was unscheduled live action... much to my camera-girl daughter's disgust as she was made to wait for over an hour until I caught something.

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    ^Just asking... (kudos to the patience of your daughter. How many takes?)

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    ^ It's amazing how bribery improves a kid's patience... she was rewarded by a trip to Svensons yesterday afternoon.

    It took many takes... every time I had a bite and the float went under, I'd run out and strike but the time taken meant I missed most bites and the filming stopped after a few seconds.

    I did lose a really big one which was a great shame... it would have been just like watching an episode of River Monsters.

    That's for another day... FISH ONNNN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'd run out and strike but the time
    I suspect the wave motion created by your running up the pier triggered a "Fuk lets run for the hills" response in the fish

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    I assume that you're referring to the shaky state of the jetty rather than my weight!

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    ^ Of course, i was observing a reason why you may have struggled to hook given teh parlous state of the pier

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    My good friend Jeremy Wade popped round last week to start filming his new series, 'Pond Monsters'!


    He's good... and caught a fine pla nin.





    Lovely!


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    That's a decent sized fish! great job!

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    Great catch! Need to work on the fish on! calls though, Jeremy makes it sound so much more like a life and death battle is about to take place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    He's good... and caught a fine pla nin
    Any net throwing techniques passed on?

    Your daughter is an excellent chef.

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    ^ In actual fact it was the gardener who knocked up this chilli fish. He may not be much use in the garden but he's not a bad chef.

    It was way too 'pet' for me... the wife had the fish while I had a mini steak and kidney pie with mash and peas!

    My daughter is still at the 'chocolate chip cookies under supervision' stage.
    Last edited by Mendip; 10-05-2021 at 04:40 PM.

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    Our pond jetty has been gradually disintegrating for some time... a result of poor design, shite wood and lack of maintenance.



    The final straw came a couple of weeks ago when I ran out to my fishing rod when the float went under, and stepped straight through a rotten plank of wood. I whacked my shin on a cross member and let loose a few choice words, much to my daughter's delight.



    So enough was enough.







    I'm thinking of the design for Jetty MK II.

    My rough idea is to lay a block of reinforced concrete on the shore side and build a flat bed out of decent wood to rest on the concrete block and the two offshore legs. To start putting up posts and a surrounding fence makes the project much more complicated. I can set bolts into the concrete block and legs to secure the wooden bed, and maybe raise it off the concrete a few millimeters using washers. I don't want any wood to be in contact with the soil and by raising it off the concrete the wood should hopefully dry quickly after rain, thus preventing rotting. The wood can easily be unbolted and removed once a year for treatinment and maintenance.

    This won't be cheap... decent wood costs a small fortune in Thailand.

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    ^Whatever wood you will use, don't forget to paint it with Shelldrite, Chaindrite against termites (pluak).
    Perhaps to combine with steel profiles (leg chaart).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^Whatever wood you will use, don't forget to paint it with Shelldrite, Chaindrite against termites (pluak).
    But paint BEFORE installing.

    The Farm 'painted' the termite treatment and some dripped into the pond.

    Almost every prawn/shrimp carked it.

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    Re the replacement Jetty ... maybe build a Sala?

    Nice breezes off the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Whatever wood you will use
    Wood?

    With cement pillars in the water, I would make the frame out of metal and either cement the walking area or use manufactured wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Wood?

    With cement pillars in the water, I would make the frame out of metal and either cement the walking area or use manufactured wood.
    Yep, concrete that mutha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post

    Re the replacement Jetty ... maybe build a Sala?

    Nice breezes off the pond.

    We have the sala already David, but sadly no breeze off the pond. Most days are deathly still here and as hot as hell.



    I am considering putting a small table and chairs out on the end of the jetty, just to add a risk element to my evening Leo.



    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Wood?

    With cement pillars in the water, I would make the frame out of metal and either cement the walking area or use manufactured wood.
    That's a good idea... I don't know why I didn't consider that. I can make the frame out of metal and then lay wood (or manufactured wood) planks across.

    I prefer the look of natural wood - but remember now that you used manufactured wood around your pool... how are you getting on with that? What's the maximum span between supports you can use? Are they a bit slippy in the wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    That's a good idea... I don't know why I didn't consider that. I can make the frame out of metal and then lay wood (or manufactured wood) planks across.

    I prefer the look of natural wood - but remember now that you used manufactured wood around your pool... how are you getting on with that? What's the maximum span between supports you can use? Are they a bit slippy in the wet?
    So far the decking is outstanding. I really like it and the texturing molded into it is anti slip and no slivers.

    Having the frame out of metal will offer sturdy support and water damage free. The spacing on ours is about 1/4". Also laying the planks across the metal frame will be much more robust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    The spacing on ours is about 1/4"
    What spacing is that? Where?

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    ^ is that 1/4 inch space between planks?

    What about the spacing of metal supports? What's the maximum span between supports the manufactured wood can take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Wood?

    With cement pillars in the water, I would make the frame out of metal and either cement the walking area or use manufactured wood.
    Yes, certainly as it's a load bearing structure, I'd be going for 4"x2" galvanised steel, dynabolted to the existing pillars and a new concrete plinth shoreside.

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    ^ I'm not sure exactly what you're implying by 'load bearing' structure but I'll let it pass. That is pretty much as I'm planning the Jetty Mk II, PAG.

    I'll have the choice of dynabolts or can weld the 4 by 2 metal to the exposed rebar. Is it safe to weld while you're up to your neck in water?

    Anyway, the project kicked off today with the first step... to establish a level.

    The gardener was on the other end of the plastic hose, shoreside. His job was to mark up the level on a piece of bamboo I'd hammered into the ground.



    With the water providing a perfect reference for the two offshore legs this wasn't really necessary, but it's always nice to close your loop.



    And there... Day 1.



    The next jobs are to square off the top of the two offshore legs with cement and to dig out the earth and shutter off in preparation for pouring the concrete plinth shoreside.

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