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About lakeside1000

  • Birthday 17/03/1948

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    Hemsby, Norfolk
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    Shooting, Boating , Campervan touring anywhere I can fish, Fresh water fishing,

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  1. SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Still cannot edit the details so now looking for £1795 ono
  3. Don't know how to edit this listing but I have reduced the price to £1995 with offers considered, thanks for looking
  4. For sale my much loved Vitara 1600 sport , Full 4 x 4 high and low box , Mot to October, first registered June 2004, 113417 miles, Fully valeted washed and waxed , Radio cd, satnav, tow bar with electrics, In exceptional order for the year, owned for the last 4.5 years, New front brakes callipers and pads 3 new tyres last year, runs like a dream and will go anywhere in 4 wheel drive, Used as a family car since purchase, Viewing is essential, message me to arrange anytime. Price is negotiable as new car has already arrived. Viewing Hemsby, nr Great Yarmouth, NR29 4JB
  5. Your right ,I just fancied something with lots of grunt, but as long as I have good off road an estate would do, probably cheaper on insurance and fuel as well,
  6. Very likely yes, but if I am away on extended trips with all the fishing gear I need more space, plus when I am out shooting I tend to take everything including the kitchen sink so although I love the Vitara and its never let me down , its now 17 years old and gets more expensive each MOT so its time for a change anyway.😁
  7. Thankyou all so far, very useful comments, my own research seems to indicate the Navara and Hi Lux as the top two options, now I just need to find a decent one 👍😁
  8. Hi all, I have to move up from the Suzuki Vitara to a big motor twin cab pickup as I need to tow a caravan but keep the off road abilities for all my pigeon shooting , as usual price is a big factor but looking at something age wise around 10 to 12 years, please tell me your experiences, disappointments and recommendations, If you have or know of a decent one for sale near to me in Norfolk please let me know, Looking forward to your comments , thanks for your time 👍😁
  9. Something to think about is your shot speed in relation to the range of the pigeon, the average cartridge will fire shot at 1350 feet per second, if your trying to shoot a bird that has come in to 15 to 17 yards (too close really) , a direct hit on this bird will smash it so badly it will be mush or as we call them 'feather pillows', but at that range the shot reaches the bird in less than 1 / 10 th of a second, so any lead will result in a miss in front , also the bird is slowing as it descends so aiming directly at it will probably result in a miss over the top, my aim is around the head but slightly low, the bird should drop into the centre of the pattern and result in a positive kill . Bird speed and range will cause some variation on the aim point but within 20 yards the difference is minimal, if you are constantly trying to take birds at these close ranges put your skeet choke in, but my advice is the same as Marshman, get your decoys out 30 to 45 yards and try to take your shot over the decoys, using them as a range mark, 1/4 or 1/2 choke and around a bird length lead, as the old boys used to teach us, pull through the bird, sighting from tail 'bum, belly, beak, bang and keep the swing moving until you see the bird hit , always be ready to follow up with a second shot if the bird doesn't immediately drop. Lots of practice will result in a muscle memory instinct that will bring your hit rate up to a good standard, I really enjoyed the aircraft gunner video but its a bit misleading as only the pigeon is moving and not the point of fire , the speed of your swing will dictate the firing point and most pigeons will be moving through your kill zone in a forward direction unless you are trying to kill a bird moving downwind and arcing back into your decoys, and in that case just wait until the bird is moving forward again before attempting the shot, the frustration of a few missed shots is soon forgotten when you drop one or two high birds or hit the elusive left and right, its all worthwhile 😁👍
  10. Why would you want to sit near someone's garden blasting away with a shotgun, they could have aging family, babies , nervous dogs ,alarms triggered by sound, why not keep the peace and go somewhere you will not cause upset, or bad feelings, and especially not bring bad public opinion down on us as responsible pigeon shooters. I have a hushpower moderator on my 12 gauge and still stay at least 200 yards away from houses but even then you have to watch wind direction for sound travel or fall of shot, just respect other peoples right to privacy and silence, I often shoot near to highways and observe the 50 foot rule, always shooting away from the carriageway but also looking out for passing traffic, you don't want to cause a crash by firing next to a car and frightening the driver . just common courtesy, it doesn't cost anything!!!
  11. Totally agree, just need enough for a decent salad, I wonder if it makes the meat taste any different from sheep, probably not 👍
  12. I understand what you say but my personal experience with the small claims courts showed me if its your word against the buyers , they will take the buyers every time and in most cases so will eBay who I deal with on a daily basis and will almost never support the seller.
  13. Would be perfect for me but sadly the wife says no, she says I need the exercise running out after the pigeons and a dog would just make me lazy 😪
  14. Hi, I think the problem is or could be how you described it in the advert, if he bought what he believed to be a van in 'good running order' then under the law if it had a major problem which only came to light after he had driven it a few miles it would come under the 'not fit for purpose' regulations, I do a lot of distance selling on line and am always getting 'difficult' people claiming items are faulty, I usually just give them a partial or full refund on return of the item as this works best for me and reduces stress and unpleasantness. However your buyer came to test drive the van and was satisfied it was as described, at that point it was his responsibility to bring a mechanic with him to inspect it or ask for it to be inspected by a local garage at his cost, you were honest with the declaration of its faults and it sounds like you did what was required to get a fair deal. So the only claim he would have now is to take it to a garage and get a full report on the faults and the likely causes, once this is done it would be up to you both to come to an agreement over any compensation. With proof of fault and your failure to declare at the point of sale he can take it to a small claims court to recover compensation for repairs, (been there and suffered the very unfair consequences of British law in action), If he refuses to pay for a full garage report then he is on the make and just trying it on, in that case you say nothing, admit nothing, offer nothing, but don't get into a confrontation with him, and if he persist's in his claims then you must report it to the local police as harassment, keep all emails , and as much printed information from the time you advertised it to the present and any messages and be polite in your replies before it escalates into something much worse. Best of luck, Under the law it does not matter if its a private sale of through a business, if you sell anything which you know to be faulty or dangerous and fail to declare it you are guilty of obtaining money by deception, even if the police will not prosecute the buyer can go to the small claims court which is always biased in the buyers favour.
  15. I dropped a couple of pigeons in the local stables yard that had been feeding on the muck piles, I thought they were after rotting seed but when I checked the crops there were all sorts of things in there including a lot of small red worms, I think they are just opportunist feeders that will adapt to anything that will sustain them.
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