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by Once and Future
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Smear Campaign against fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 22450

Re: Smear Campaign against fishing

Oh, I should have mentioned that the title on the front page of the BBC website that leads you to the article is "How to Spot Secret Crime on the Oceans". Then when you click on it, you get led to a map showing the paths of fishing vessels created over a very long period. So they are plant...
by Once and Future
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Smear Campaign against fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 22450

Smear Campaign against fishing

Here is a link to an article put out by the BBC. An environmentalist group called Oceana has used data taken from the AIS collision avoidance electronic vessel monitoring system to create a "Global Fishing Watch" map. m The article tells the reader to "think about what you see here be...
by Once and Future
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: King Salmon July Opening
Replies: 2
Views: 5256

Re: King Salmon July Opening

I don't have the links handy, but the Summer King opening is scheduled for July 1. They talked about postponing it til the 15th or something, but ruled that out. I don't think they have posted what the quota will be yet. That is the short answer with with the info I believe is correct. Maybe somebod...
by Once and Future
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Buying fish from commercial fisherman
Replies: 1
Views: 6708

Re: Buying fish from commercial fisherman

I believe anyone can buy a fish from a commercial fishermen. I don't know how many you are talking about, but the custom processor that fits your needs is going to be the hard thing to find.
by Once and Future
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie with lots of questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8703

Re: Newbie with lots of questions

I think you're going to have to be more specific to coax answers out of people. Make it easier for the people you are hoping will help you learn. For example, what state or nation are you planning on fishing out of? As far as money - not much profit, I'm sorry to say. People's desire to live the dre...
by Once and Future
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Test
Replies: 1
Views: 5348

Re: Test

There was a big problem with spammers for a while. So I presume they're just making sure you're not one.
by Once and Future
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: I've got a great idea...
Replies: 1
Views: 5170

I've got a great idea...

...for an ad marketing wild caught salmon. This would be an ad where a brown bear would come across a farm raised salmon that fell off a truck or something. He would sniff it, realize it wasn't right, turn his nose up at it and walk off. Presumably then finding a wild caught salmon to feast on. You ...
by Once and Future
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Favorite engine controls?
Replies: 7
Views: 15064

Re: Favorite engine controls?

Many boat owners look down their nose at Hynautics systems. What they forget is that the system worked good for 30 years before it started causing problems. What else has that kind of reliability? Microcommander is supposedly where the smart money is nowadays. But if I remember right, cost for the p...
by Once and Future
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Welded rings on spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 9801

Re: Welded rings on spoons

I think they are welded on with an oxy/acetylene torch. Or actually, you could probably use a mapp gas torch and the copper brazing rod that I found to make repairs on the brass rods on my floats. If you put it in a vice just so, the jaws of the vice could protect the spoon from the heat. Or you may...
by Once and Future
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: sea sick
Replies: 13
Views: 21311

Re: sea sick

I read once in a post by a coast guard man that said given a small enough boat, and rough enough seas, virtually everyone will get puking sick. Imagine being inside a life raft with a canopy at night in 20 foot seas. You're not going to puke? I tend to believe there is a wide range of tolerance to s...
by Once and Future
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: sea sick
Replies: 13
Views: 21311

Re: sea sick

I wanted to post a link to the best sea-sickness article I have ever read, but it escapes me. So I will try and remember as many points as I can. Some members of my family suffer mightily from it. There are medicines that help, and there are non-medicinal steps to be taken as well. As far as medicin...
by Once and Future
Tue May 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Magic formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 9304

Re: Magic formula?

At the dock, with one cannonball down a couple fathoms, I have plus 600 milivolts on the wire just above water level, with the negative lead of the voltmeter on the rudder post. And it looks like those zincs weigh more like 10 pounds when new, not 5. I wonder why aluminum anodes aren't more availabl...
by Once and Future
Mon May 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Magic formula?
Replies: 4
Views: 9304

Re: Magic formula?

I am willing to give my 2 cents, and I am also willing to be corrected by others. My fiberglass boat came from Canada with a lot more zincs than you normally see on Alaskan boats. The Canadian fishermen told me this boat had a good reputation for being fishy. So I stuck with the program that was in ...
by Once and Future
Tue May 02, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Site News & Suggestions
Topic: Testing Advertising...
Replies: 5
Views: 36341

Re: Testing Advertising...

Gray: Once you log in, click on "User Control Panel" near the top of the screen. Once that opens, look for a tab that says "Private Messages". You should be able to figure out how to send a private message to Jon. If I remember right, you have to be extra careful to hit a "s...
by Once and Future
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: A BETTER WAY TO TEST YOUR TROLLING WIRE
Replies: 3
Views: 7728

Re: A BETTER WAY TO TEST YOUR TROLLING WIRE

Yes, we've been through this before. Al seems like a sincere guy, but we disagree on some fundamental concepts. And that makes continuing discussion exhausting and frustrating.

Everything is relative.
by Once and Future
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40203

Re: Black Box

I'm a dope. Up above I have an inaccuracy. 700 milivolts actually equals 0.7 volts.

Nothing like a little disinformation to help with the brain snakes. And that always seems to happen on the topic of black boxes.
by Once and Future
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Oregon Vs California, input please
Replies: 8
Views: 14027

Re: Oregon Vs California, input please

I think the reason gurdies exist is because you can't run a heavy enough cannonball on a downrigger for multiple spreads. If the stainless wire isn't running down close to vertical, you have no idea what your depth is. And if you want to run full size flashers, the drag is even greater. On top of th...
by Once and Future
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40203

Re: Black Box

Pacific Net and Twine website doesn't give us much to go on, does it? No picture, model number, whatever. I bet they are the same as what Salty and I have on our boats. There's not that much to them. Since it says "Russell Black Box", I would say you are on the right track.
by Once and Future
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40203

Re: Black Box

Yes. I had to solder a wire on to make my voltmeter lead (wire) longer so it would reach. I also solder alligator clips on ends. One gets clipped on your wire with cannonball lowered over the side as deep as practical in the harbor. The other end gets attached to the rudder post, which is considered...
by Once and Future
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 40203

Re: Black Box

Well holy hubs of Hannah. The most dangerous topic on the forum. I dunno, we covered that pretty thoroughly a couple times. Probably the threads got so long that it's hard to find the gist. I forget what the consensus was. The wire in the water should be between 0.67 and 0.72 volts positive with res...