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by curmudgeon
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Spectra alternative to trolling wire
Replies: 12
Views: 19239

Re: Spectra alternative to trolling wire

In 2012, i changed out all the guys and stays on my poles to Amsteel Blue Spectra/Dyneema. We have snooter poles on our rig and before the change, it required the hydraulic capstan to raise the poles. Now my wife can easily do it herself just hand-over-hand without the capstan. That set-up is still ...
by curmudgeon
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Transducer/ depth sounder options
Replies: 5
Views: 10614

Re: Transducer/ depth sounder options

Sweet looking boat! We'll look for you out on the capes this year!
by curmudgeon
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Thru Hull to pump hose rcommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 7355

Re: Thru Hull to pump hose rcommendations

You in Juneau? Go see Maritime Hydraulics at their warehouse across the street from Alaskan Brewing. They stock the bellows-Flex wire-reinforced hose in that size and have the nice band-clamps that use a bolt instead of the usual worm-screw hose-clamps. Their prices are good too.
by curmudgeon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Transducer/ depth sounder options
Replies: 5
Views: 10614

Re: Transducer/ depth sounder options

Hi Robert! Upgraded from Fools Gold? What'd you get? Pictures! Seems among the trollers and longliners out of Sitka, that when guys upgrade they're going to Nobeltec CATCH Time-Zero Pro Version-3 for navigation, and adding the Sounder Pack, and then plugging in a Furuno DFF1-UHD black-box network so...
by curmudgeon
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Batteries & Inverters
Replies: 4
Views: 5966

Re: Batteries & Inverters

Magnum also makes great inverter/chargers and they're built in Everett WA. We've had their Pure-Sine MS series units on our last two boats and never had any problems with them. A couple other things to consider: Certainly the best batteries to run the equipment you mention will be Deep-Cycle, but yo...
by curmudgeon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Alaska Fishing Gold Rush of the 1980s
Replies: 1
Views: 9866

Re: Alaska Fishing Gold Rush of the 1980s

I bought her book from Craig at SPC just before Jana was going to be in Sitka for book signings. We went back out fishing and i got to read a bit of it before my 30-something crew buried himself it it and i couldn't pry him away from it. After we quit for the season I got a chance to read more and l...
by curmudgeon
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: sounder(s)/transducer(s) suitable for Nobeltech Catch
Replies: 5
Views: 17301

Re: sounder(s)/transducer(s) suitable for Nobeltech Catch

You'll need the Sounder Plus Pack from Nobeltec to make this work, but I'd strongly suggest the Furuno network Black-Box sounder as the best interface. m The CHIRP technology allows enough target definition that you can tell the sizes of the fish in the bait balls and can tell predator fish from bai...
by curmudgeon
Wed May 06, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Transducer location on a Skookum 47'
Replies: 3
Views: 14193

Re: Transducer location on a Skookum 47'

Depends on what sounder you're planning to use to send depth info to Catch. The newer Furuno DFF1-UHD "black box" network sounder uses a CHIRP sweep frequency that needs a special transducer that can handle the varying frequency pulse. Unless they've changed in the last year, the only tran...
by curmudgeon
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Direct Market Filletting at sea ILLEGAL.
Replies: 16
Views: 36658

Re: Direct Market Filletting at sea ILLEGAL.

Dale is on the right track with what she says above. I also asked Kathy and Ed at SEAFA and they additionally pointed to the USCG rules around what is defined to be 'Processing', and the Vessel Classification requirements for at-sea processors... I had to do a bunch of further digging to tease out t...
by curmudgeon
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 16594

Re: Rules

As usual it's nearly impossible t navigate the ADFG website to find the statute regulations, but they are online here: m And taken directly from the port-meeting handout: 6. Regulatory language in 5 AAC 29.120. Gear specifications and operations is clarified now reads: “from each power troll gurdy: ...
by curmudgeon
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Chain length on Stabilizers
Replies: 48
Views: 83560

Re: Chain length on Stabilizers

There was some discussion about this and other pole rigging ideass on the thread here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2852#p12556
by curmudgeon
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Chain length on Stabilizers
Replies: 48
Views: 83560

Re: Chain length on Stabilizers

Jackson, these ex-Canadian boats with snooters like ours have all those forward and aft stays for the poles. Dunno about yours, but mine were all steel cables made of what looked like telephone pole guy-wire and had shackles and turnbuckles all over the place. I hated the look of it and the whole la...
by curmudgeon
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Chain length on Stabilizers
Replies: 48
Views: 83560

Re: Chain length on Stabilizers

I'm with KJ. Been using spectra (Am-Steel) for a couple seasons. Less drag, and no more clanking heavy chains! We haul in the stabies using the 3rd gurdie-spool so clearing kelp is easy using a sharp machete and hacking down away from the spectra and the haul-in line from the gurdie. Even crew could...
by curmudgeon
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Stainless insulators
Replies: 28
Views: 30567

Re: Stainless insulators

Me too... Heck I'll even contribute to Jon again!
by curmudgeon
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Fisheries Regulations & Politics
Topic: Dockside Inspections
Replies: 1
Views: 3393

Dockside Inspections

This just came from the latest SEAFA Newsletter: Coast Guard DOCKSIDE EXAM Requirement: Starting October 2015 a requirement for Coast Guard Dockside Exams outside of three miles goes into effect. SEAFA has requested and been granted a class exemption for the inside waters from the territorial sea li...
by curmudgeon
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Boat rigging
Replies: 17
Views: 43807

Re: Boat rigging

Karl couldn't stay away! :-)
by curmudgeon
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Stainless fasteners below waterline.
Replies: 14
Views: 29897

Re: Stainless fasteners below waterline.

Gumpucky is right about the poor metallurgy in some stainless. The issue with nail-sickness is a bit different and the book-section here explains it better than I can... m The above book might be another good reference to get your hands on! Old surveyors will tell you that serious weakness in fasten...
by curmudgeon
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Crew Available or Wanted
Topic: Deckhand available
Replies: 15
Views: 46797

Re: Deckhand available

Good for you! Excellent! Congrats! (post pictures!)
by curmudgeon
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 0
Views: 11030

Solstice

Happy winter solstice, everyone!