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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/18/2005 1:25:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 1:27:41 AM EDT by Hessian-1]
Took the boat up to the lake fishing today. The boat did terriffic! After waming her up I ran her full bore all the way to Sandusky/Cedar Point and back to Catawba Island.

The fish didn't cooperate though! We caught a freshwater Drum, 4 perch, a Gobi, and about 20 little stripped Bass! I got tired of throwing them back! We had a good day though!

I think I have a name for the boat, "Murphy's Law!" Although the boat is running like a champ, I lost a wheel off the trailer tonight! The trailer started making noise and jumping around so I pulled over and found that the back left wheel was just hanging on by one bolt. So we took one bolt out of a couple of other wheels and fixed it. We started down the road and it started acting up again so I slowed down and it stopped. When I pulled over a few miles on down the road to check it, it was gone and the other tire had a groove cut into it by a protruding bolt. We took the bolt out of the trailer and literally babied it home at 10-20 mph. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to make it home! Tomorrows project is to detail the other trailer and switch out the trailers and tear into the outdrive and make sure everything is alright!
But first, sleep!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:44:13 AM EDT
Ahh Feel Your Pain!

I had a 26' brand new just-picking-it-up Boston Whaler I was towing from Cleveland to Toledo... I was in rush hour traffic on I-90 in Rocky River when I saw one of my left trailer tires go rolling past me!!!! talk about pucker factor 10! Thank god for dual axel trailers.

Moral of that story for me, NEVER trust the company you buy the $100k + boat from to properly rig and prep your outfit. ALWAYS check your trailer tires and setup yourself. Rookie mistake.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:49:06 AM EDT
Cool. my girlfriends parents live up at a Marblehead/Port Clinton. They have a dock and house in South Bass Harbor. We were up there two weekends ago to do perch fishing. Caught about 150 perch and I limited at 30 keep-able.

During Memorial day weekend we went for Walleye...talk about a crapful day. I am standing there in line at the Fish cleaner with four about 14" long while the guy behind me had a small wheel barrel full of monsters.

*sigh*

I'll be up there again Labor Day weekend.

I've been considering going up there to one of the Islands during duck season. I hear hunting bird up there is great.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:33:50 AM EDT
Seems like one thing after another sometimes. At least the trailer should be an easy fix.

Them drums make good fixins...them and carp. Fry em up with some bacon and cabbage and some cornbread to go with it. Yeeeehaaaaww I can almost smell it!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:41:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnnyMcEldoo:
Seems like one thing after another sometimes. At least the trailer should be an easy fix.

Them drums make good fixins...them and carp. Fry em up with some bacon and cabbage and some cornbread to go with it. Yeeeehaaaaww I can almost smell it!



Ya shoulda been there! Last night the water was smooth as glass in the west harbor. At least I'm learning how to deal with all the piddly BS! What's that saying? "That which does not kill you only makes you stronger!" (Hell, I'm so strong now, I must reek!)

Hessian-1(aka Cap'n Dave)
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:08:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 4:15:18 PM EDT by JEC]

Originally Posted By Hessian-1:

I think I have a name for the boat, "Murphy's Law!"



Cap'n Dave,
I've had two boats. Neither of them great, expensive, or anything special.

I also considered the name "Murphy's Law" for the first one. Long story. Very similar to yours.
The second one would have been named "All I got from the divorce settlement was this old boat",
but I sold it gave it away, thus saving my marriage.

I'm planning on a third one someday soon, and have the very best of intentions of keeping it very, very simple, rugged, affordable, and reliable.




Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:57:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:17:45 PM EDT
Just make sure you off them damn Goby!

www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Fishing/nuisance/goby.htm

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:39:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cadmonkey:
Just make sure you off them damn Goby!

www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Fishing/nuisance/goby.htm



Oh it's dead now. I was going to study it a while in a tank at home but the areator in my makeshift livewell(Cooler with 12 volt areator) ran the battery down sometime yesterday morning and when I went to get it it "wuz graveyard ded!" Those things hit hard for their size! I thought I had a "fish on" till I reeled it in and saw a 4 inch Goby!

Cap'n Dave
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cadmonkey:
Just make sure you off them damn Goby!

www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/Fishing/nuisance/goby.htm



Oh it's dead now. I was going to study it a while in a tank at home but the areator in my makeshift livewell(Cooler with 12 volt areator) ran the battery down sometime yesterday morning and when I went to get it it "wuz graveyard ded!" Those things hit hard for their size! I thought I had a "fish on" till I reeled it in and saw a 4 inch Goby!

Cap'n Dave

edited to add: I tuned up the engine, and fiddled with it some today. It's running much smoother especially at the higher rpm range.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:43:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 6:44:25 PM EDT by cadmonkey]

Originally Posted By Hessian-1:
Oh it's dead now. I was going to study it a while in a tank at home but the areator in my makeshift livewell(Cooler with 12 volt areator) ran the battery down sometime yesterday morning and when I went to get it it "wuz graveyard ded!" Those things hit hard for their size! I thought I had a "fish on" till I reeled it in and saw a 4 inch Goby!



Yes they can - just be warned - if you get stopped by a DNR with a live one it's a big no-no. I'll admit I don't do the freeze and call but the heads get crushed by the utility pliers. The gulls gotta have something to eat.
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