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    Default "Kalgin King" finally took some pictures

    I finally got around to taking some pictures of my new boat. I am very pleased with the performance, efficiency, and functionability of this boat. I like glass boats, but with the rising fuel costs I wanted something I could afford to run. My 28' Glasply is a great boat, but it is not versatile enough for my needs, and twin 350's really suck the fuel. It is apparent that my wife is not going boating very often, and my daughter doesn't love it like my son and I do, so more often than not it is just me and him, this new boat is plenty big enough for us, and it is fine for a couple buddies to come along too. [/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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    Very Nice!

    For an all around fish killing machine in Southcentral, it's tough to beat a 22' aluminum hull with a cabin. Sure there are faster boats, those with more amenities and those with more room. But as far as being able to access spots to land fish and not break the bank at the fuel dock, you've got a great combo.
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    She's Purdy!!!! Congrats!!!

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    Awesome. You will love it. I had an Ocean Pro for several years.
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    Cool....congrats on the new ride!


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    Nice looking rig, good luck and many happy days fishing with it.

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    Nice boat! I too downsized when the Admiral decided she didn't want to go out any more and my First Mate moved away - then he moved back with a wife and now has a family of his own growing up here so a new crew to go out with. Life changes and boats need to match those changes.

    BTW, that isn't the old Gail C is it? A friend owned a 28 Glasply like yours with twin 350's and we rafted up out of Whittier many times back in the early '80's. A good boat but like you say, sucks the gas.

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    No, the Glasply is currently named the Gloria Ann, formally the "Sea Katch", charter boat out of Homer
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    Nice new ride! Very similar to my Hewes AK 260. Bet you are liking that big door in front to access the bow...looks like you have a quick catch pot puller on the bow? good for anchors and shrimp pots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Ron View Post
    Nice new ride! Very similar to my Hewes AK 260. Bet you are liking that big door in front to access the bow...looks like you have a quick catch pot puller on the bow? good for anchors and shrimp pots!
    Yeah the capstan on the front does work good for pulling up shrimp pots. I was going to buy a pot puller, but I wanted to try out the capstan first and I think I will spend my money on something else besides a pot puller. I have also used it to pull anchor when the tide is slack, but I will continue to use the buoy if the current is running.
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    Dang nice boat!!

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