Posted 10 July 2004 - 03:48 AM
I just cant justify paying 700 quid for a milo seat box when i can get a preston on box for half that.
Is the tardis really worth the cash?
are there any alternatives,i am not one for big names , so cheaper alternatives are welcome,but if the big names are the best then i spose i better bite the bullet and go for it.
Posted 10 July 2004 - 05:54 AM
Posted 10 July 2004 - 01:47 PM
Browning river box - nice box, let down by poor hinges, lifting the top section the hinges would often drift apart. The hinges are designed like this so as to make the box modular. Also the top section had no stop - so it would go right over, putting a lot of strain on the base hinges.
Boss box. Same issues really, nice sturdy sqaure leg system though. I prefer side drawers, this was a problem with this box as the drawers were blocked by the legs in certain positions. also the locking pin system, whereby you withdraw the pin to allow the drawers to be opened, not really what you expect on a product costing this much money.
Kiley river box - Best by far, Each lift up section has a metal stay which supports and locks in position. Each drawer has an independent ball catch at the back for positive locking. It's big well made and I could not find fault with it!
Despite being very pleased with the Kiley, I no longer have that one either - the fishing I do doesn't suit a conti-box, my river fishing is now one net, one rod, and a small bucket type bag containing all I need. Must say I enjoy it all the more for taking all the less ! ( mind you a chalkstream is a very different beast to the Tees !! )
Posted 10 July 2004 - 02:10 PM
If your river fishing, i woud strongly suggest getting a Penrose XL barrow. The barrow can also be used as a platform with various attachments and makes a great staging for your box to sit on.
Posted 10 July 2004 - 07:04 PM
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Posted 12 July 2004 - 12:01 AM
My mates got a Preston On box, he's well pleased with it - a bit more expensive though.
I have to say though, that I had a Little Gem 6 drawer box for 4 years previously, cost me £130, I absolutely hammered it every week and it was brilliant, still is. I suppose its only vanity that made me change.
Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:33 AM
Im not saying they are a bad tackle shop infact they are by far the best around here! Its just their returns policy that stops me buying anything of value there!
Dont forget they have a very extensive range of tackle.
The most expensive piece of kit i have bought was a top 4 for my pole at £30.