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What are you doing with your whaler this weekend?
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posted 06-22-2001 11:54 AM ET (US)
What is everybody doing this weekend?
Any plans for whalering?
I would love to hear what everyone is up to.
posted 06-22-2001 12:43 PM ET (US)
Well, I'll start it off.
I am going fishing out of Falmouth, MA.
That is, If it doesnt rain!
posted 06-22-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)
Running it up and down the river, if the weather's good (a big if, unfortunately), maybe going on a more extended jaunt. Taking the kids tubing/hydrosliding and maybe skiing or tubing myself.
Of course, I also plan to make a few small repairs and improvements (install hatch lid cover, clean up a few little scratches in my teak; clean the boat).
posted 06-22-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)
I am going out sun morning just to run my 15 sport to test the lower unit seals I put in last week . but at least I will be on the water....
posted 06-22-2001 02:16 PM ET (US)
Challenging Puget Sound's lowest tides of the year(minus 3.4ft)fishing for King Salmon which, so far, has been the best in recent years.
posted 06-22-2001 02:16 PM ET (US)
Going halibut fishing off the Santa Cruz coast on Sunday. Still no salmon around...
posted 06-22-2001 02:20 PM ET (US)
I'm going to bring my 18' outrage in to the evinrude repair shop. I think I have some sort of electrical proplem. It will probably rain most of the time anyway.
posted 06-22-2001 02:24 PM ET (US)
What is up with this site the last couple days? Slower than hell. [What's up with your ISP? Probably as his reverse DNS all screwed up. That's why the response is slow for you. Call your ISP and ask them to fix the problem with their reverse-DNS. See the META Forum for more info--jimh] Anyway, if ya read my post on SW FL that is what we are doing. Going to a beautiful beach with aqua water and drinking some coldies. Just had my big "Whaler" decals put on the side of my Montauk today and they look great, and big. Hope to see anyone from here, there! Nick
posted 06-22-2001 04:29 PM ET (US)
Salmon fishing in South Puget Sound at Pt. Defiance.
posted 06-22-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)
Wax on, wax off.
posted 06-22-2001 04:45 PM ET (US)
Maiden voyage, trial run up at Lake Burton in northeast Georgia. Hope the old Johnson works like it is supposed to. Wish me luck. Kelly
posted 06-22-2001 05:12 PM ET (US)
Installing 24gal Pate fuel tank in my Montauk & then getting some more break in run time on the engine (if it doesn't rain).
posted 06-22-2001 05:25 PM ET (US)
Finally putting the new rubrail on my 1970 13 Sport, my very last step in this project- and then maybe I'll sneak down to the marina and take a little illegal, unregistered test run.... I'll write my next post from the county lock-up.
posted 06-22-2001 05:50 PM ET (US)
As I write this, we are socked in with fog. I am hoping that it burns off tommorrow so that I can chase stripers on the falling tide. If not, time to swap out the bilge pump.
posted 06-22-2001 08:05 PM ET (US)
Just got back from Keystone dam where I loaded up my bait well on gizzard shad for tomorrow's Hybrid Striper tournament on Lake Skiatook here in OK. Fishing tomorrow! Don
posted 06-22-2001 10:25 PM ET (US)
Well guys tomorrow here in sunny Puerto Rico it's St. Johns The Baptist Day. The tradition is to walk into the water at 12 midnight backwards and dunk yourself 3 times
your then supposed to have good luck for the rest of the year.
I'm taking my Montauk to the southern part of PR (2.5 hr drive) with my wife and overnight on the boat so we will make sure to take that dunking at 12 midnight.
Quite simply it's an excuse to party and have a lot of fun with our fellow boaters.
posted 06-22-2001 10:52 PM ET (US)
I plan on fishing for fluke and bass in Long Island Sound. Caught a nice size fluke this evening -- for dinner. Saw a 1972 21ft Outrage -- a beauty.
posted 06-23-2001 02:42 AM ET (US)
Soap on...Soap off.
Getting license (expires this month).
Generally getting ready for the next fishing trip.
posted 06-23-2001 03:25 AM ET (US)
Why do you need a licence?
To drive the boat or have the boat on the water? Sorry for the questions!
Does anyone else require a licence? How about you Fred in PR. I dont in the UK.
In fact I could (if I could afford it) go tomorrow and buy a 200' 50mph motor yacht and drive it while drunk at full throttle anywhere I felt like without being convicted. Strange considering I cant drive a car after two pints of beer.
posted 06-23-2001 03:32 AM ET (US)
All boats in Washington, and most if not all other states, have to be registered and renewed every year. That is the "license" I was refering to. They expire in June here in WA. Actual "Driver" licenses are nor required for pleasure only use. They are required in Japan where I just moved back from. I could run my 17' jet boat myself but had to have a "licensed" person in the boat. Licenses are issued there after attending a school and passing a test. Cost is about $2,000.
posted 06-23-2001 05:39 AM ET (US)
Cleaning two years of filth from the teak and tracking down gremlins that may appear in the electrical system when I put the batteries back in after prolonged storage.
posted 06-23-2001 08:08 AM ET (US)
Their are no requirements here in PR to drive a boat other then the boats Lic number.
But $2,000 bucks to be able to drive a boat in Japan is totally out of sight.......
Something like that here in the states would cause another Boston Tea Party...........
posted 06-23-2001 08:43 AM ET (US)
This weekend: get boat out of storage, park in front of house; watch it rain...
Actually, forecast is for fair weather. Might get some stuff done!
posted 06-23-2001 09:13 AM ET (US)
landlocked this weekend. Boat is at dealership. I never realized how short the summer was until I got a boat!
posted 06-23-2001 10:27 AM ET (US)
No Whalering this weekend. I have to work on Saturday then work in the backyard on Sunday. Oh well, maybe next weekend!
posted 06-23-2001 12:29 PM ET (US)
This a Honey Do weekend for me. Got to finish a small remodel project I have been procrastinating on.
posted 06-23-2001 04:23 PM ET (US)
Well, The fog didn't lift, so I replaced the bilge pump and and installed the new 28 gallon Tempo on the Montauk. Hoping for better weather tommorrow. Might have to bite the bullet and go to the lake. So boring!
posted 06-23-2001 04:53 PM ET (US)
Got the Pate tank installed and just before it started raining again.
Tomorrow we are having company & a small cookout so I won't be getting on the water.
posted 06-23-2001 09:28 PM ET (US)
Hooray! Nice sunny day Saturday. I got the entire Mills Canvas package installed. That's flying top, windshield, side curtains, and drop curtain. That was a job! Took all day. And I had already had the flying top on last season.
After I got the last piece installed, right on cue, it started to rain! This has been a strange summer. Just a shower, so should be fair weather tomorrow.
Next, maybe get the old depth sounder transducer off the transom and yank the cables out of the tunnel.
posted 06-23-2001 10:27 PM ET (US)
Well, I spent the day putting carpeted bunks on the new boat lift we got this year. It would have been a lot easier to do when it was on dry land, but I love a challenge...so I did it chest deep in the water. The Whaler is much happier now that it isn't resting on the keel.
I had so much fun doing the lift that I decided to put my new side rails on the trailer too...only took me 3 trips to the hardware store.
I was going to put on the Doel-Fin, but I ran out of steam...maybe tomorrow.
posted 06-27-2001 06:18 PM ET (US)
Went cruising on Lake Erie with my English Setter Mandy. We cruised from Conneaut. Ohio to and around Ashtabula, Ohio. The Lake and weather was beutiful and felt like cruising. Put on about 50 miles and my Currituck and the 85h.p. Johnson ran great, had a great time and even chewed the fat with the local Coast Gaurd. Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 06-27-2001 10:33 PM ET (US)
Going to the offshore Grand Prix in Sarasota FL this weekend, anyone going?
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