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  • #76
    Originally posted by nova7163 View Post

    I know you snapped a picture.
    I wish I had!

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    • #77
      Water B. Sounds like a lot of trips to the launch ramp without much boating going on.
      The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

      1982 28' Long Cabin . SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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      • #78
        Don’t ignore a can buoy that indicates a shoal. Especially important when you’re at an on-the-water concert surrounded by dozens of small low-draft boats, trying to watch your non-boating.crew while you slowly slide up on a mud bank.
        Several offers to free me up and when it worked, got a big round of applause from the crowd. 🤬😎

        The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

        1982 28' Long Cabin . SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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        • #79
          Note to self, have more than 1/4 tank fuel when backed into water hooking up boat. Sputter, sputter then silence. Nice guy yanked me out and once on level ground it primed and started!

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          • #80
            There must be more great stories, made up or real, since the lockdown began.
            The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

            1982 28' Long Cabin . SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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            • #81
              Getting ready to leave Deer Harbor, literally, with "Iceman" headed for Roche. We had the crab "hotel" we chose for a drawing prize at last years rendezvous, tied off at the end of our pier stuffed full with giant crabs. Went to pull it...where the (fill in the bad word) is it??? It was between our boats so nobody stole it... of course the lid on the thing is sealed shut and don't recall if the line floats or not... 27 ' of water. No grappling hook..NOTHING!! One photo of happy crabbers and their catch..next photo of the diver called to retrieve the crab "hotel" stuffed full of crab...
              You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 2 photos.

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              • #82
                Giant crabs, well worth the diver’s fee.
                The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

                1982 28' Long Cabin . SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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                • #83
                  Was it the knot on the bucket or the knot on the dock?
                  Boat=Bust out another thousand
                  1973 19' Glasply HT 140 Mercruiser- procrastinating ongoing rebuild
                  1985 2200 Glasply HT Marauder 5 L

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by jbs View Post
                    Was it the knot on the bucket or the knot on the dock?
                    The knot on the dock. Tied to a cleat..maybe. Then didn't know if the line was floating line or not, but it is since the diver said it was sticking straight up toward the surface, just not long enough. The pot was so heavy, pulled down on the line on the clean. So, to avoid a future issue, may add a few more feet to the line... Of course when you actually want to snag something with hook and line, you can't...

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by weigh2go View Post

                      The knot on the dock. Tied to a cleat..maybe. Then didn't know if the line was floating line or not, but it is since the diver said it was sticking straight up toward the surface, just not long enough. The pot was so heavy, pulled down on the line on the clean. So, to avoid a future issue, may add a few more feet to the line... Of course when you actually want to snag something with hook and line, you can't...
                      My theory, pot dropped in water at low tide, pot sat on bottom, tide came in, pot pulled line off dock or cleat if not tied securely.
                      Last edited by Bill V; 05-08-2022, 04:34 AM.
                      "Joint Venture" '78 midcabin 28, twin 2017 Vortec roller cam "bullet proof" 383/6.3L full roller 350hp engines - You name it, I've either replaced it, restored it, rebuilt it, repainted it or repaired it. That's my job now that I'm retired.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Bill V View Post

                        My theory, put dropped in water at low tide, pot sat on bottom, tide came in, pot pulled line off dock or cleat if not tied securely.
                        Sorry, kept interchanging "Pot" with "Bucket" it was the crab hotel "bucket" we drew as a fabulous prize at last years rendezvous, EXACTLY what we were looking for!! Courtesy of JBS. After catching the crabs, we put them in this Hotel (bucket) and hang it off the dock or boat cleat basically just submerged, until we're ready to deal with them.

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                        • #87
                          LAST POST in DON'T ASK ME HOW I KNOW, was AUGUST 2020, Re-reading them is a kick and makes you forget new fuel prices (for a minute). Surely something funny boating related has happened since the lockdown.
                          The cruise liner QE2 moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

                          1982 28' Long Cabin . SUP paddlers and kayakers transit the harbor with abandon, thinking they have the right of way over all boats.

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                          • #88
                            Boat won't start? Check battery terminal connections FIRST for loosening or corrosion. Don't ask how many times entire days or fishing trips (and several different boat by several owners) have been wasted by not starting the troubleshoot there.

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                            • #89
                              How to make your boat stink like gas for a week? Back Splash of Lime down your buddies vacation house steep driveway for the night with a full tank of fuel.
                              Not sure how much leaked out, but I still smell gas 3 weeks later in the v berth.
                              pretty sure it leaked out the filler hose connection at the tank.
                              Funny thing is the park ranger had to inspect the boat before I put it in her slip the next day, he did not say a word.
                              but I sure ran the blower a long tome before starting!

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