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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by hit the six - Feb 19, 2019, 08:55 AM
I am thinking of getting a metal detector, does anyone have one
or can recommend a decent one.

it will be better than my recent attempt at golf , 4omph wind ffs!!!
my balls were all over the place. ??? :-\
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Marlon36 - Feb 18, 2019, 05:08 AM
Quote from: Geddy on Feb 16, 2019, 08:57 AMWell technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.

I've frozen my bollocks off on Saltburn pier a few times! ;)   Had some good days/nights fishing off that pier the only problem was when it was busy on there I'd sometimes end up fishing near someone who could talk a glass eye to sleep. Fished at South Gare in Redcar as well...so that was my bit of sea/shore fishing. I took up watercolour painting after fishing and found that to be just as therapeutic. Might have a go at knitting next... ;)
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Geddy - Feb 16, 2019, 08:57 AM
Quote from: Marlon36 on Feb 15, 2019, 05:26 AMI used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)

Well technically where I go is either off the pier so the sea or a few 100 yards up from the Mouth so maybe river but still salt water of course.  Yeah getting snagged is a arse, I hate losing rigs/weights lol.
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Marlon36 - Feb 15, 2019, 05:26 AM
I used to go river fishing and really enjoyed it. Just sitting by the river waiting for a bite became a 'form of therapy' for me as it was so relaxing. Well, it's relaxing until you get snagged! Did a bit of sea fishing as well :)
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Geddy - Feb 14, 2019, 09:15 AM
Quote from: DAD on Feb 13, 2019, 07:22 PMFecking Newbie!!!  I've been fishing since I was 10 lol



Real fishing off a pier or boat or just namby pamby river/carp fishing?
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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by DAD - Feb 13, 2019, 07:22 PM
Quote from: Geddy on Feb 13, 2019, 07:12 PMNow another late in the day hobby has sneaked up on me, something I'v always wanted to do but never did... fishing!  Since I only live a couple of 100 yards from the river mouth it would be rude not to.  Not going to bother with carp fishing or fly fishing (yes the book) so I'll stop with sea/shore fishing.  Gear is not too expensive to begin with and it's quite therapeutic making the rigs... I always thought a 1 up, 1 down was something else ;)

Fecking Newbie!!!  I've been fishing since I was 10 lol

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The Lounge / Re: Other Hobbies
Last post by Geddy - Feb 13, 2019, 07:12 PM
Now another late in the day hobby has sneaked up on me, something I'v always wanted to do but never did... fishing!  Since I only live a couple of 100 yards from the river mouth it would be rude not to.  Not going to bother with carp fishing or fly fishing (yes the book) so I'll stop with sea/shore fishing.  Gear is not too expensive to begin with and it's quite therapeutic making the rigs... I always thought a 1 up, 1 down was something else ;)
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Site News / Re: Hello
Last post by hymness - Feb 11, 2019, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the welcome!

I suspect my friend's cabinets will be amazingly nice and polished. That guy is good his with tools: the last time we started a similar project together, he sent me some pictures of his work after three weeks. He was almost finished, just waiting for the printer to deliver the side art vinyl sheets. When he asked if things were going well on my side, I was like "well, I'm gonna go and buy some mdf very soon"... He had finished before I even started!

Fruit machines cabinets for me will be a long term project, if at all. For now it's not easy to say if they will feel super fun for someone like me, who has no personal memories about any of it. I've downloaded what my friend put on his ftp for me (there's almost 30 Gb of stuff, I haven't browsed through it all yet) and tried a few things. To be honest, many many things about fruit machines are still not that intuitive to me. Even how to play the various models... Is there a rulesheet or something for the various games? I didn't see anything like that in what I have yet, nor did I find any operator's manual anywhere. Did I just not look hard enough, or is "guessing the rules" part of the fun?

Sorry if these questions are somewhat silly. I do feel a bit clueless...
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Site News / Re: Hello
Last post by Geddy - Feb 11, 2019, 09:51 AM
Welcome to the site and I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures of those cabinets..
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Site News / Hello
Last post by hymness - Feb 10, 2019, 11:19 PM
A new member here... and I mean new not only to the place, but also to all things fruit machines!

In fact, I found my way here mostly driven by curiosity. Arcade video games and pinball machines have been a hobby of mine for a long time, and a fellow british hobbyist and friend has spent the last months explaining to me how much fond memories he has from the fruit machines you could find in pubs (or everywhere else it seems) over there in the UK. He has just decided the next cabinets he'll build will be vintage fruit machines ones, and swears to me that they are a nice, even obligatory, addition to any private games room, including mine.

So I decided to check it in the end. I have written down a few names of vintage systems he says were nice, but I would gratefully take any advice about what's fun and what's to try. So if anyone has good advice or directions, well... thanks in advance!
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