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    Default Up and Running in PWS Again

    Finally got the boat back together and spent the weekend out shrimping. Launched Friday afternoon and headed to the oyster farm and picked up a few dozen. From there, we headed East Saturday morning and dropped the pots. Fished a little on a few humps but didn't catch anything. But we really didn't go to fish anyway. We did a lot of putting around and a little sightseeing in some new bays and enjoyed the sunshine. The two new motors ran great after the break in time. We put on a little over 150 miles on some of the nicest water we've seen out there. Came back a little early yesterday to a busy launch. Sure was nice that the wind wasn't blowing much.




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    Looks like nice weather. ..
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    Glad to hear your up and running again Rob !! Good luck with the new power.

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    Yeah seen you out there, good to hear that your back on the water and the motors ran good. The weather was awesome

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    Ya should have said hey!
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    Glad you got it all sorted out.
    It's nice to have her running again.
    See ya in a couple more weeks.
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    [QUOTE=Rob B;1292337]Ya should have said hey![/QUOTE

    waved at ya in the parking lot lol, would have stop to talk but we where heading to unakwik(jonah bay) to get started hunting.

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    Good to see her back on the water. Man, those oysters sure are tasty!
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    Awesome! Hope to see you out there soon.
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    Joebut1985, I remember seeing ya now. We stopped off at Perry for oysters and endedup staying there Friday night. Then headed north Saturday morning.

    We will be back out this Saturday, but i think we are heding south for halibut and rockfish. See ya'll out there.....
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    You ended up with new motors? Either way good to see you back out on the water. After the last two weekends of 210 miles and 180 miles I had to come back to work for a couple weeks to pay off the fuel bill... see you on the water.
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    Glad to hear your back out on the water Rob. Your patience paid off and PWS rewarded you. Congrats on your new powerplants... "fishon"
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    Great pictures! You got back on the water just in time to enjoy one of the nicest weekends so far this year!!

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    Nice pics. You must be thrilled to be back out there. I was out of town but flew home over the sound on Sunday. Awesome view, I missed a good one.

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    Thanks guys. Yep two new motors and they purred just fine. This was the first good trip out in the boat since I removed all the waterlogged foam/floor and replaced it all with the 3/16 diamond plate. Economy number have improved a little and the boat rides so much better. There is a little hum from the hull now, but I'm guessing it's due to the sound barrier from the foam that's now missing. I can live with that.
    We anchored up with a newer Hewes 260 just like mine and my boat sat about 6 inches higher in the stern than his did. The new floor stays nice and clean and isn't slippery at all. I've heard that Hewescraft is considering deleting the full foam bottom from their larger boats due to all the problems they have.
    Hope we will have this warm sunny weather and flat seas for a few more months so we can finally have a good summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    You ended up with new motors? Either way good to see you back out on the water. After the last two weekends of 210 miles and 180 miles I had to come back to work for a couple weeks to pay off the fuel bill... see you on the water.

    JR, You have been doing some cruising. WOW. We put on a little over 150 this weekend. But it's hard to stay put when ya have such nice flat water.
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    Good on ya! Glad to hear it went good with the new motors. Man, the water sure was good, wasn't it??!
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    Yep. Headed back out Saturday morning too. This time we are going to fish around lower Knight and Latouche I think. Still deciding how much fuel I want to burn. I picked up new Solas Titan 17p props today. Hoping they are a work out well and a little easier on fuel.
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    We headed out Friday early evening and came back in Monday, weather was as good as I've ever seen it! Everybody got sun burns and even got to do some swimming! It was handy having the three foot snow bank at the high water line for a beer cooler too!
    Shrimping was productive too so that was a bonus!
    Was that you Rob jockeying at the fuel dock when we went out, can't remember.
    I honked at the Timeline when they were in the wash down slot when we were getting ready to pull out, but didn't see anyone else that looked familiar.
    We stayed in culross the first night for a Saturday morning pick up run and the boats heading south looked like a regatta till after 11pm!
    Good to hear you got all back together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesjq View Post
    We headed out Friday early evening and came back in Monday, weather was as good as I've ever seen it! Everybody got sun burns and even got to do some swimming! It was handy having the three foot snow bank at the high water line for a beer cooler too!
    Shrimping was productive too so that was a bonus!
    Was that you Rob jockeying at the fuel dock when we went out, can't remember.
    I honked at the Timeline when they were in the wash down slot when we were getting ready to pull out, but didn't see anyone else that looked familiar.
    We stayed in culross the first night for a Saturday morning pick up run and the boats heading south looked like a regatta till after 11pm!
    Good to hear you got all back together!
    Nope wasn't me that day. I would have seen your big fancy boat of yours. The weather sure was nice. We are hoping its the same this weekend too


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