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Low Baller

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  1. I remember when you started your build. Several conversations at the launch on how to go about it. You actually helped me in tweeking things. Those old offshore's are tanks. If that had been me, my rig would have been in pieces. This thread has been very helpful to all of us, no matter what size rig. Bottom line, we all dodge a bullet sooner or later. Hope you're crew has recovered. See you soon.

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  2. I’m courious to see how ya do.  the weather  reports were lookin like a pretty hard west blow the last few days.  I’m wonderin if It blew some better water to the east side.  
     
    good luck when u get out.  I’m not comin up this weekend but will be out every weekend after till September 13. 
    When I get up on the 7th for the 1st time, they'll be stacked up like cord wood at the 120. Lol . Goodluck

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  3. Whistles and light sticks being added next time im at my boat! Im gonna bungee a vest behind each of my front two seats and cargo the spares along the side

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    I'm looking at inflatables. Wondering if the manuals are good. Can't put a price on safety but $60 verses $150? My vests are great but bulky. That's the point I guess.

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  4. With the start of the combat season approaching, I for one have reflected on many experiences seen and shared. Every season I go through my gear several times before making the big run. Small crafters must be extremely vigilant, constantly paying attention to our surroundings and educating anyone on board for the worst scenerio. Most folks on this sight would give anyone the shirt off their backs. I always remind myself that once you clear the break water, what ever happens next, I own it. Be safe, be prepared, and always leave your ego at the dock. They're just fish.
    I now have whistles and glow sticks in my pfds. See you on the pond.

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  5. So glad everyone is ok offshore, somethings are unavoidable. Sounds like you're training kicked in just fine. There's no thinking, just doing. You can have all the equipment and training in the world but survival instincts make it or brake it. You've got a tough crew. They must have learned from someone. Hug your family , regroup, and get back on the horse. Humility is just a reminder that we're all vulnerable.
    You're friend, Clark.

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  6. I would like to make a formal apology to Chinook 35 , Signalman, and all fellow skippers for my knee jerk reaction on Dan P's thread. I recommend to all fellow small crafters to spend numerous hours educating yourselves about the risks of big water. If it wasn't for a bunch of caring folks on this site I probably wouldn't be doing it. Having grown up a salt, and admiring my father's seamanship, it's just natural to want to be out there. How can you not. I've been waved off the O by Coast Guard, taken on water to your feet, towed fellow boaters to port, traded info, etc. Always wear pfds, extra bilge, extra gas, several mayday cotacts, anything you can think of. But know that when she hits you in the face you need to get out quickly. I understand that most captains earn a living on the O, alot frown on small crafters catching inshore skips, and staging salmon. This year has been in our favor so it's a responsibility to educate us on how serious this sh#t is. Every season they pull boats and people off the bottom. Have seen it 1st hand, as I'm sure alot of you could tell some stories. So I'm just a fat guy in a little boat dreaming for the day of running with wind at my back. Goodluck, good fishing, and be humble. Works for me. .........sometimes.


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  7. I think you need to take a good look at chinook 35 post it speak,s for itself.
    Well you know, we're all just a bunch of idiots, grateful for what we have, and should know better than to think we can play in the deep end of the pool. I've had my 6pk for 8 yrs now, My pop sailed a 110 scooner from Boothbay to Galveston. They tied me to the main mast. I run a 16 with a 25 tiller, and kill it. Just sayin.
    Nice rigs folks!

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  8. I feel your pain. 8 to 10 ft leaders on a 16' boat is a circus act. I use the same rigger rods for finger lakes and Lake O. Slightly heavy for the finger's and slightly under for mature salmon. 6 yrs no issues. Okuma 8' green tips.

    Looking to go shorter,  fishing out of a 16 foot fish hawk, almost have to stand on the bow to net at the back end.  LOL. 


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  9. Low baller starting setting lines at 6 -6:15 first laker of rigger at 60 -120fow sutton 44. First and last fish in boat. Lost small laker off dipsey no silver and blue set a 55 over 140 fow. Multiple trips. Slowed speed didn’t help. Most mark right on bottom or just off bottom fished 120 fow to 160 fow off water temp 42 70-110 Didn’t chase after real deep fish. Had 2 and 4 color out off boards dipsey and riggers from 40-110. Still a great morning with my dad and brother. Dad grow up on lake fishing out of row boat with Seth green rig so was a lot fun listening to stories. Called it quits at 10 getting hot
    Glad you had a good run. The stories make the trip, but my grandkids remind me they've heard them a thousand times. Lol. Debating on weather to head to Cayuga or Skinny this weekend. Really like to hit Keuka but it's tough to leave fish to find fish. Thanks for the imput. Helps alot for us long haulers.

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