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Old 04-19-2018, 05:20 AM
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Default A cold, rainy day to tow the boat home today.

I get out of work at 12:30pm and will head to the cape to take the tarp off the boat, hook it up and tow it home so that on Monday, as Monday looks good, I can get on the NWC and see if I can get my 12 haddock.

Cold, rainy and maybe snow today=nice. At least I won't have to waste a day this weekend going down and back when I can get it done today.
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Nice, thats a good use of time. Next week is looking promising....
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Sunday and Monday used to be 1 ft seas but are now 2 ft seas with no real big blow coming afterwards so Sunday and Monday look good.

I'll have the weekend to get ready for a Monday trip to the bank to make a withdrawal.
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Originally Posted by thundra View Post
I get out of work at 12:30pm and will head to the cape to take the tarp off the boat, hook it up and tow it home so that on Monday, as Monday looks good, I can get on the NWC and see if I can get my 12 haddock.

Cold, rainy and maybe snow today=nice. At least I won't have to waste a day this weekend going down and back when I can get it done today.
Nice,tough to beat taking healthy size Haddock from shallow water.Leave a few there for me,Hurricane will be out there another week or so
Old 04-20-2018, 07:16 AM
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Nice,tough to beat taking healthy size Haddock from shallow water.Leave a few there for me,Hurricane will be out there another week or so
I doubt our 12 per person, with us 3 POB, are going to make a dent at all. At least I hope not.

Just getting out is going to be nice. The tow home was nice as the trailer has been pulling so very well for the past 11 seasons now. I'll put the hose on the motor and fire it up in the morning. I will probably take both of my now 9 season old AGM's to my local Batteries Plus to have them tested and see if I can use them this season, if not, I'll get a new set of Group 24 AGM's.
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Let us know how you do, good luck!
Old 04-22-2018, 02:24 PM
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Sure will.

Yesterday and today were beautiful. Tomorrow is going to be great.
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We will be leaving Chatham at 6:30 for Barnstable Harbor with my brothers new to him boat. Looks like a good day for the trip. 40' H&H looking forward to the ride
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Default Good first trip

3 man Limit in just over 2 hours. Not another boat in sight. Epic whale show, bright warm sunshine and FAC seas.
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It was a great first day on the water today. FAC-again. True, On The Edge 1, the whale show was truly something, especially on long drifts with NO draggers around or other boats and no other boats around, the whales would swim right next to the boat and right under and it really is something when the 30-50' whales were right below the surface, swimming all around the boat, doing their whale things.

The fishing was awesome. The motor ran flawlessly for the 11th season. Fried haddock dinner for the family, outside in the evening spring-sun.

Fortunate as fortunate can be for today.
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Sounds awesome!
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That’s what it’s all about!
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The money shots. Someday, once my 6 and 8 year old get older, provided they do well in school, which they are both doing (thank goodness), they can both come with me to join in the springtime fun.

One could travel as fast as one wanted today.

Fresh, fried haddock was the dinner tonight. My daughter said that it was "exceptional".

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We had a great trip around this morning we went rt.down the middle of the bay and didn't see any whales but heard reports they were off Plymouth. 5 hrs. from Chatham fish pier to Barnstable. Steaming 10 knots. south with a 10 knot north wind was actually a little hot in the sun.
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Not sure where you were but 10 knot speed limit in the bay now.
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I was NOT, in the bay. I'm never going there, N. E. V. E. R., not with a 10 mph or whatever it is, speed limit.
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I believe it is only till the whales move on.
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Looks like a great way to start the season. Just brought mine home from storage today. Looking forward to getting out there soon.
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
Looks like a great way to start the season. Just brought mine home from storage today. Looking forward to getting out there soon.
Over the past 10 seasons I've had the boat, I have learned that there are only about 3-4 nice days where it is FAC and I get get out to where I want to be to have a chance at haddock so as soon as the season (April 15th) comes, I know to be ready and today was a corker of a day.

There are a LOT of cod in the water right now.

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Originally Posted by thundra View Post



Over the past 10 seasons I've had the boat, I have learned that there are only about 3-4 nice days where it is FAC and I get get out to where I want to be to have a chance at haddock so as soon as the season (April 15th) comes, I know to be ready and today was a corker of a day.

There are a LOT of cod in the water right now.
You might want to delete one of those pictures asap,just saying

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