Thought I would share with you some pictures of our first trip of 2009 to PWS. Launched out of Whitter on 2-29-2009, unwittingly illegally launching the boats on the new dock (cops showed up after we parked the trailers). It was a nice improvement over what was there for sure. Took out two of my boats, Stabicraft 859SC (29x9.5) and the Fish-Rite Sea Storm (26x8.5) with 6 of my buddies and itched the winter bug.
I just installed twin 200 Suzis on the Sea Storm with 16x23 props and wanted to do some sea-trials and check out the installed gadgets. Need to change props and raise the motor which I did yesterday but performance was outstanding. The Espar D4 kept us toasty during the night at Logging Camp and the new Garmin 5212 and HD radar was incredible. I wanted to hit some 4 foot plus seas but as luck would have it, it was flat on that Saturday. Both boats performed very well over-all. I am going to have a tough time trying to pick the one to keep.
The Stabicraft was amazingly stable with the air-chambers and very roomy. The Simrad Auto-pilot and Furuno Navnet system worked flawlessly and the E-tec 200's were powerful and ran great.
Now since I have the modifications done with the Sea Storm, I am going out to Seward tomorrow for additional testing on Sunday. Maybe even catch a few fish...
Now only if I can post some pics...http://picasaweb.google.com/ha.mark/...46381957074130