DocWet

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  1. Get AwlGrip (US Paint) and appropriate prep. for aluminum. Buy Flexo sprayer (no need for compressed air). Leave bottom unpainted or spray Awlgrip Anti-fouling paint if mooring is envisioned. ps: Don't forget to replace any loose rivets and cracked ribs. Cheers, DocWet
  2. Perfection loop, Surgeons knot or Palomar knot.
  3. Installed 200# Hi-Seas braid and much less cable singing...Also added 3' of 400# mono at the bitter end to cushion weight. See pix.
  4. We used to find them (Lakers) placed along the Falls walk in Buffalo, presumably for the local bums and homeless people to take up and eat. No kidding! On Superior (Lake), I used to walk along the boat ramps to see what the locals were bringing in, and in mostly what I saw were small (12-16" lakers) being kept to eat. These, I believe were a different species than the common lakers we all catch. Our local Arby's restauranteur was given a large Laker to cook and it stunk so bad, he threw it out. Cheers, Docwet
  5. What you need is a watertight Cord Grip from Heyco...or ask an electrician friend to help. Cannon should have provided this item.
  6. Old commercial gill-net fishermen have told me that the great lakes and surrounding waters are changing...and not for the better. The fish are changing their habits too as former forage species decline and new ones appear. They adapt and the fisherman must adapt also. Cheers, DocWet
  7. Crossing the T less than 50 yds. away...You're the idiot!...Stay out of traffic is my advice.
  8. Nessmuk's Black Fly Dope 3 oz. Pine Tar 2 oz. Castor Oil 1 oz. Pennyroyal Oil Never been known to fail. Once carried soap and towels on a 6-week woods tramp...and never used either a single time after this varnish is applied. (Nessmuk) Entomologists say there are over 2000 varieties of the black fly and they all bite. Simmer together and bottle for use. All ingredients available on Ebay for about $ 13.00.
  9. Boat is 30 years old, this year.
  10. Here's a wrinkle I have been doing the last few years. Get a big fly rod, add an extension butt and replace that expensive fly line with mono. and backing. Add a Du-bro drop back release to the grip to keep the reel from free spooling when trolling. Lower lure or dodger/fly combination on downrigger to desired depth. When fish hits, the drop back release will free the line and you can fight the fish conventionally albeit with a single action reel...lots of laughs and great fun for fly rod afficionados! A few drops of Bunker (menhaden...does not wash off easily) oil on the fly will get strikes. Cheers, DocWet [Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.]
  11. My boat has been marina kept for 29 years and I don't think I will ever go back to towing...its just too much of a hassle hooking and un-hooking especially since I am older. Trailerable means under 18 feet in my opinion...anything longer and you are talking WEIGHT. The best systems are the ones where the boat is lifted out on a cradle (no bottom paint), and not subject to floods and high wind bashing. This is the most common mooring method in Florida canals. In spite of anti-fouling paint, sacrificial zincs, outdrive still dis-integrated and had to be replaced. For new owners, my advice is to keep your boat in the marina only if you know you are going to be using it every day...otherwise trailer it and check the outdrive each time it is hauled out. If you are not going to use it for awhile, keep it on the trailer...not in the water. Boating is still enjoyable to me in spite of the costs. Cheers, DocWet [Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.]
  12. All along the Oregon seacoast, you will find these signs. As if you didn't already have enough to worry about.
  13. From our visit to the Oregon seacoast this year, I commissioned a King salmon sawn from a redwood log...just under 4 ft. long it is. Will be installed in my mancave. Sawyer and artist is Sara Elisabeth Ruscetta from Cannon Beach, Oregon. Regards, DocWet