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by latitudes
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Deck paint
Replies: 3
Views: 4568

Re: Deck paint

I used a product called Tuflex on my wood boat deck 2 years ago. It works well. and has a rubber type texture. You can add rubber granules to it to add traction. Not sure if this is the type of finish you are looking for, but if so I would say it is good. I got mine through a company called Coatings...
by latitudes
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: How do other states estimate abundance
Replies: 2
Views: 4093

Re: How do other states estimate abundance

I think that Washington uses jack counts as well. I agree, there needs to be a better way that provides us with better data.
by latitudes
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Salt Away for Lexan Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 5590

Salt Away for Lexan Windows

I have Lexan window coverings for my wheelhouse windows. I've tried using Rain-x on them to keep the rain and salt water off of them, but it doesn't seem to help at all. Does anyone have a product suggestion on what to use to help shed the water better? It's no good coming into the marina at night w...
by latitudes
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Sea Anchors
Replies: 3
Views: 5234

Sea Anchors

I am looking at getting a sea anchor for this year's tuna season. We spent some bumpy nights on the ocean last summer, and I thought this might help, and maybe allow us to sleep, rather than have to jog into it on rough nights. Any recommendations on what brands are best? Any other advice on how to ...
by latitudes
Wed May 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Understanding the electrical
Replies: 3
Views: 12257

Understanding the electrical

So I have finally gotten a few trips in where I didn't cross wires, and have learned to play with crab pots. So now I am moving on to trying to figure out line voltage, boat voltage, etc. I purchased a Russel black box unit and have it hooked up. Everything is isolated with the proper hose on both e...
by latitudes
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Troller Calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 31750

Re: Troller Calendar

So did you ever come up with a calender for 2015?? If so I'd be interested in at least a couple!
Joe
by latitudes
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 15827

Re: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?

Last season the May opener went to trip limits after the first week. Our season is divided into 2 parts, May-June and July-August. The 1st one has a greater number of fish. If the state senses that a lot of fish are being caught, they will shut down the fishery to do a count, and then re-open (usual...
by latitudes
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 15827

Re: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?

Crawfish is right on with all of his remarks. The kicker for WA is that there aren't enough salmon allocated to the commercial fleet to make a living. One may be able to scratch out a living if they did tuna, but prices for that are down somewhat as well. A big issue is if the person is looking at t...
by latitudes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?
Replies: 15
Views: 15827

Re: Which fishery is more fun and profitable?

It would be virtually impossible to make a living trolling in WA. Many fish WA and AK, or WA and Oregon or CA. WA is put on trip limits early in the season, so even if you had the ability to catch a lot of fish, the state won't let you.
by latitudes
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: first year as a salmon troller
Replies: 1
Views: 4052

Re: first year as a salmon troller

I think the first year for most is tough. My first year was last year. I can tell you that for me, year 2 was better, but not without faults. The tough part is the only way you find out what needs to be addressed on your boat is to go out on it and fish it. Many of the systems that fail, only fail w...
by latitudes
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Hello Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 26842

Re: Hello Introduction

I forgot to mention, the brokers I looked at daily for 2 years were the following: Dock Street Brokers GSI Boats Pacific Boat Brokers Oregon Boat Brokers Copper River Permits Permit Master And there was one more from Alaska I think it was Alaska Permits Check them every day, as new stuff pops up, an...
by latitudes
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Hello Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 26842

Re: Hello Introduction

As a guy who did just that, 10 years later in life, and a little further north (Neah Bay) I can share with you the following. 1. A commercial boat is 10x the care of a sport boat. (my sport boat is a 24 Osprey). There are many more systems, which require much more care. Most of the boats you will be...
by latitudes
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 13
Views: 9717

Re: LED lights

I ended up going with the Wapato Engineering lights. 2 of the singles mounted on either side of the sodium. We used some alum flat stock to build shields underneath so the light didn't shine on the bow deck. They are run off of an invertor, so start at ac power, and then go into a balast, before run...
by latitudes
Mon May 19, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Backing
Replies: 3
Views: 3936

Re: Backing

If you use backing, be sure it is dense, and put on as tight as possible. I learned this from the school of hard knocks. Last year I used orange nylon twine, and had backlashes up the kazu. Not fun! I now use straight wire. I find a wide open area, and unspool the wire off the plastic disk into the ...
by latitudes
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Movies
Topic: Princess Pat
Replies: 21
Views: 51551

Re: Princess Pat

Nice looking boat. I bought a 46' boat built out of Port Alberni last year. Very similar design. Apparently the angled frame on the side windows is a "Canadian" thing. It's nice to find a classic wood boat that's been well taken care of. They still require a lot of work (as I'm learning) b...
by latitudes
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Gurdy dilema??????
Replies: 10
Views: 5091

Re: Gurdy dilema??????

We were actually able to get food grade grease from our fish buyer. I think they liked the idea that we cared.
by latitudes
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 13
Views: 9717

Re: LED lights

Thanks for all of the info. I will take a look at the companies mentioned, and keep everyone posted as to which way I go. The Wapato lights aren't in expensive, but like most things on a boat it isn't good to be a penny wise and a pound foolish. I have always gone with the best I can afford, and nev...
by latitudes
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 13
Views: 9717

LED lights

looking to switch my sodium light out to some LED's. The neighbor (boat wise) went with some from a company called Wapato Engineering and has been happy with them. Any other companies you would reccomend looking at? I was looking at the LED's as they were brighter and I didn't need to run the genset...
by latitudes
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: The first year
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

The first year

Well, the first year has come to an end. Lots of stories, some good some bad, and some you could never make up. All in all it was good. I'll be back next year with the boat better prepared, a little more knowledge, and hopefully make some more $$. For now it's back to the day job. Gotta say, I alrea...
by latitudes
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: All Most Ready!
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

All Most Ready!

Well, we are almost ready to go. Got the boat 5 weeks ago, and have been hard at it getting things straightened out. Trolling poles extended, stays go up on Wed, added electronics to the cockpit, raised the cockpit combing, a little paint work, cleaned up the engine room, and a whole bunch more. Our...