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Old 02-07-2019, 07:15 PM
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My parents first boat in1955 was this little 12 ft sheet plywood Trojan runabout with a 15 hp Evinrude. They kept her in a slip in the water up the Navesink River and used to run that little runabout out around the end of Sandy Hook and down the coast out to Shrewsbury Rocks to go fluke fishing. That’s my mom with the nice fluke out on Shrewsbury Rocks.




How many would do that today? Lol

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Thanks for the pictures and memories. I had a 14' Armstrong and and Gailbraith lapstrake runabout (built in New Jersey) and 35 hp Evinrude with the steering in the rear like yours. I ran all over Long Island sound with it. Don't know many kids that would do it today.
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Ther's a real woman. Wish I could have found one like that. Uses the boat seat only when absolutely necessary ;-)
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That's so awesome! That's a beautiful boat and your mom was a badass
My dad built a wooden boat in the early 60s, way before my time so I never saw it. But they took that in the Barnegat bay and the Inlet.
I think folks back then were trailblazers. So cool.
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That is bad ass. Great pictures. And I thought I was brave striper fishing out of Barnegat in an 18 footer.

The only questions is did you need to go out that far for fluke back then? I would of imagined they were every where?
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Great pics.
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Originally Posted by r_ventura_23 View Post
That is bad ass. Great pictures. And I thought I was brave striper fishing out of Barnegat in an 18 footer.

The only questions is did you need to go out that far for fluke back then? I would of imagined they were every where?
Good question, ............ I don't know. When I was growing up (mostly late 60's - 70's) It was common knowledge that you could find fluke anywhere (we did lots of fluke fishing in Sandy Hook Bay and around the tip of the Hook), but if you wanted to find a doormat you had a better chance out at Shrewsbury Rocks.
Both my parents (and esp my dad) loved fishing and being out on the boat.
My dad would take their 30 ft Ulrichsen out single handed himself all the time and run down the coast (Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, ... as far as Allenhurst) and run her inside the surf line striper fishing. I remember seeing him one summer day off the beaches at Allenhurst drifting for stripers. He had lines out, watching the surf & when a larger wave would come along he would spin the wheel over, hit the throttle enough to get up and over the wave, then just go back to drifting.


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Kool .I remember my dad strapping me in with his belt when it got rough in an old 63 lapstrake mfg with a Lark 40. Cable and pulley steering. Wearing a big orange life jacket.. My mom taught me how to go crabbing,clamming and gigg eels.
Different breed back then.
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What model multifuction display, bird radar and thru hull transducer was she using?

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fishing was so different then , fishing the rocks , blues where always there , tin can grounds for big fluke , and all of raritan bay for all kinds of life .... miss those days
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Some good fishing at the rocks
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