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    Doing a solo run tonight for some weekend shrimping. Plan is to make the 0730 tunnel, stay around Blackstone/Port Wells area, get dialed in on the shrimp, watch DVDs and return Sunday. Brought along all my fishing tackle to go through plus have some other boat projects to keep me busy. If the snow doesn’t stick on the road I’m out of here.

    Rain x on all the windows and a full tank of fuel for the Wallas furnace, expect I’ll be running it all weeked again.
    This snow stuff is getting old!!!!
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    Well, updated forecast calls for SCAs all around, freezing spray so take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    Well, updated forecast calls for SCAs all around, freezing spray so take care.
    around the corner not so bad:

    This Afternoon: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Rain. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Tonight: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Rain and snow. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Saturday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Rain and snow showers before noon, then scattered snow showers. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Saturday Night: WNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Sunday: W wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Sunday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Monday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

    Monday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
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    Where at around the corner? Forecast must have changed.

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    pkz125-181500-prince william sound
    400 pm akdt fri may 17 2013

    ...small craft advisory tonight...
    .tonight...se wind 30 kt becoming se 15 kt after midnight. Seas 6 ft
    subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Rain and snow.
    .sat...e wind 10 kt becoming ne 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
    Rain and snow showers.
    .sat night...n wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
    .sun...nw wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
    .sun night through wed...variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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    This was sent to me about an hour ago. Visibility is Lame, too! It appears that it is sticking boys and girls.

    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    You know my mood isn't the greatest right now, and here you go pouring salt in the wound!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    This was sent to me about an hour ago. Visibility is Lame, too! It appears that it is sticking boys and girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Visibility is Lame, too! It appears that it is sticking boys and girls.
    Ahhh... that's what radar is for!
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    Cool - you have radar in your truck? JK - lol

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    Boooo. I'm staying home until next weekend. Gonna be flat calm no wind and 60 degrees for the big weekend.
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    I think I will sleep in the boat tonight, in my driveway.

    Sent from my boat in my driveway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    This was sent to me about an hour ago. Visibility is Lame, too! It appears that it is sticking boys and girls.

    good thing I had to fix my trailer this weekend wow. Looks like its going to be good snowmachine weather down there

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    "I think I will sleep in the boat tonight, in my driveway. Sent from my boat in my driveway."

    Your not the only one camping out in the yard!

    This last snow fall is my fault....boat is packed and ready, espar is cooking, gear is on board, guns sighted in, and I uncovered her to put the zodiac on the roof......not too mention I took the plow off the wheeler two days ago!!
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    7 inches and counting at my house. Going out now to clear enough snow to put another bulb in the bilge since I've dewinterized and its in the 20s.

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    This photo is from the Cliffside web cam this morning. Welcome to Alaska, cruise ship folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    not too mention I took the plow off the wheeler two days ago!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    YOU'RE DANG RIGHT IT'S YOUR FAULT...!!!!.........lol
    Well....if it helps, I just returned from Sportsmans. Bought a couple 6600 series reels and some coyote trolling spoons.
    I'm trying to reverse the curse......
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Well....if it helps, I just returned from Sportsmans. Bought a couple 6600 series reels and some coyote trolling spoons.
    I'm trying to reverse the curse......
    BK
    Ok, but you better not mount those reels on a pole or you'll jinx it all over again.......lol
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Just back interesting weekend I'll send some pictures. When you're by yourself it takes twice as long to do everything.
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    I wasn’t the only hardy Alaskan boater at the 730 tunnel Friday night, there were four of us. Good thing it was high tide because the ramp was covered with snow. I backed the boat down the ramp a bit and hit the brakes, just barely stopped...committed now because there was no traction to pull forward. Put the truck in low range and backed her down in a controlled slide, gaining speed tell the boat hit water…high pucker factor.

    The run out was surreal, flat water with a couple inches of slush...looked like ice. Like that all the way up into Blackstone.
    Dropped pots then discovered someone had already anchored where I planned so dropped anchor in my alternate… still flat calm.

    About 0130 the wind started up, by 0500 it was snotty up and down the bay. Pulled anchor around 0800, too windy to even try pulling the pots so headed for cover in Surprise Cove; spent the day on boat projects.

    Headed over toward Decision Point around 1700 to call wife, water was laying down. Managed to pull the pots and enjoy a sunny evening on the hook. Cranked the music up and popped heads, had a great shrimp dinner, watched a movie and hit the rack around 2300.

    Sunday was gorgeous but blustery. I had to drag one of my sets into the lee just to get it pulled. Must have been blowing a stead 20-25 with 40+ gusts on the west side of the bay. By late afternoon Sunday the wind was subsiding so pulled the pots for the last time and headed in.

    BTW, got blown off the anchor both nights…lousy holding bottom. Only way I could any sleep was set the anchor alarm on my Garmin Montana and take it to bed, sweet unit.
    Without a windless it would have been dicey for sure, going out on deck in a blow in the pitch dark would not have been fun.

    A great solo experience, and it made me appreciate all the help others provide.

    When I get time tonight I’ll post a couple of pictures....
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