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Saturday  June 23, 2018

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6/23/18  1st weekend of official summer of 2018.  Be sure to enjoy it!  Mine will be spent curing boat trailer ills.  This is the second go-round in this deal.  Just was not happy with the replacement surge brake master cylinder.  So, bit the bullet for a pricey electric 1600 psi conversion unit that will lock up the tandem axel disc brakes if need be.
               Taking care of yourself and boat on short, or long trips begins with the often overlooked boat trailer that's last on the list to get any love.

6/22/18  Have a great weekend.  My time will be spent upgrading my boat trailer brakes from surge disc to electric disc.  Safety and the grief saved makes this switch cheap when you compared to rear ending the vehicle ahead of you in a panic stop.

6/21/18  Fishing today!  This trip will be a late start, hope to be setting lines by 8am.  Finding and marking the anchor for the net in the 13s is more important than catching fish.
               6am update: orders came in overnight.  Shipping orders this morning means being a landlubber and no fishing for yours truly.   The URL (web address) of the Ludington down temp data buoy 45024 has been problematic for our Great Lakes info page
              Seems to be finally working now: Click to test Ludington Down Temp Buoy

6/20/18  Looks like tomorrow there's a decent window to fish Lk. MI.  Plan is to locate the king anchor on the net in the 13s.  Then, build a printable page.  My guess is we'll have more trap nets in the not too distant future and want to stay on top of this issue.
              I have no high hopes on the fish tomorrow unless there's a temp break over deep water holding fish.  Will look and seek, if the right conditions are there.

6/19/18   The image of yesterday's trap net is not to scale when it comes to the anchor in the far left of said image.  The lead, or king anchor can set several hundred feet to the west of the west flag staff buoy.  I know from personal experience when I had a diver get stuck in one, back in 2008 ...when we had 10 trap nets off Manistee, MI.
               Need to locate this anchor for the net in the 13s to make a printable page with the GPS coordinates.  Hopefully, this week I'll be able to get on the lake to mark and locate.
              It is of the utmost importance, you know where these nets are!  The cost of getting your fishing gear stuck in one can cost you the long green to replace.

6/18/18  Too busy in the shop this weekend to work on the net locations page.  Posted an image of a trap net in case you haven't seen one yet.  Click trap net image
               There's a lot of net to avoid that involve several hundred feet.  Plus, the floating net going vertical up from the bottom.  Think 30' up from the bottom is the distance.

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