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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
9/29/16 Spraying the
bedliner today. Guesstimate there's close to 40
man hours in this project. Most of it being spent
on surface prep work. Worst part was grinding off
the latex carpet adhesive that was a nasty job.
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The white spots in the floor are to cover the holes
where Sea Ray pumped in expanding foam floatation.
All boats 22' and under are required to have floatation.
9/28/16 Today will be spent getting my
boat ready to spray bedliner tomorrow when it breaks 70
degrees. Lots to do, end is in sight!
Began this boat project a about week ago tomorrow.
Good news is? ...if all goes according to plan, spraying
the bedliner will happen tomorrow. Then, let the
liner cure for a few days and reassemble the boat early
9/27/16 Plans for 2017 and
finishing the boat project last week has most my time spoken for
today. This boat remodel job is at the drudgery
stage today & tomorrow. Surface prep will be over
by Thursday when the bedliner is sprayed on ...finally!
Need to fill out my catch data forms for
the 2016 Salmon Ambassador program that's
more encouraging compared to the dismal 2015 report I turned in last year.
2016 Salmon fishing was very poor until late July/August
in Manistee, MI. Then, fishing improved!
9/26/16 Standing inventory
has been put on spreadsheet to firm up plans for 2017.
Low on meat heads is the immediate concern. Need
to order colors we're low on.
Looking forward to 2017 with exciting new tackle
enhancements. This is the process of trends that
were proven this year. I know, I have reel-winners
on the way!!
Interior project on my boat is time consuming.
Should be putting my boat back together by this time
next week. Will be spraying bedliner later this week when the
temps climb to 70 and above. Only delay is the
time to let the bedliner cure properly. According
to the manufacturer full cure is 7 days at 68 degrees
So, that sets me up for chasing October Steelhead on Lk.
MI well into Nov. This year, with enclosed an
cooling system can fish Lk. MI into December with the
9/25/16 More progress on
removing the carpeting from my 1979 22' Sea Ray.
Moved to prep the all surfaces to be spray with
bedliner. Progress is slow. Reward will come
when this difficult project is completed by next weekend
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9/24/16 Day 2 on the boat
project has moving towards surface prep. Part of
the floor has been sanded & all the old carpet is
gone. Time consuming chore is removing a
thick layer of latex adhesive that should never be used
on a boat.
Click boat interior pulled
Sea Ray rightfully, used contact cement, not gobs of
cheap latex carpet glue by one of the previous owners
looking for a quick/cheap cosmetic fix and sale.
Bait has moved in off Manistee and that's super good
news. Some next year's Kings are being caught with
a few Steelhead. Look for this to improve a lot in
the next couple 3 weeks. By then, my boat will be
done and fishing again!
9/23/16 Day 1, 3 hours on interior
upgrade for my 1979 22' Sea Ray. Pulled the seats,
rods, dinette, cockpit cushions, motor box, and a pile
of fishing tackle incidentals. Enough stuff was
removed to fill-up 1/2 a bay in my fairly large pole barn.
Yanked up most of the old nasty carpeting out that covered
the floor and ran up inside the gunnels. This was
a job from hell with adhesive that had 40 some years to
Today's task is to finish removing all the old carpet,
batteries, and get the vee berth cleaned out entirely.
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