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Outer Banks Fishing Report - January 2008
It's been a long three weeks, but I'm finally home.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but it's amazing what you can get done in 18 days! We unveiled the last of the plastic yesterday, and started reassembling the hardware. After lunch, the trailer loaded us back up, and we got launched yesterday afternoon, late. The ride home was beautiful in the ocean this morning. Now I've got outriggers and rodholders to reinstall, but we are just about ready to roll.
Yesterday we shot primer, and today we sanded all day.
We are currently washing down the boat, in preparation for top coat tomorrow. In the morning, we will tape off everything, and shoot the hull with a new coat of purple, she needs it. Here are a couple pics from yesterday and today, there was so much dust in the air that the second picture looks strange. That was today's sanding crew. Can't wait to wrap up this project and get back to fishing!
The paint job project is going well, Bryan and I have survived the first week!
We hauled the boat last Monday at Jarett Bay, in Beaufort. After three days of intense sanding, we moved the boat the Leonard Rigsbee's shop, to continue the project. As of today, the cabin and bridge are prepped for faring, and the transom is ready for primer. Tomorrow will be more sanding, and eventually, maybe by Wednesday, we will start priming. Other than missing my family, things are going well. Enjoy the pictures!
The weather was perfect for our first trip of the year, but the fishing was a little slow.
Yesterday, one of the commercial boats reported seeing some yellowfins, but today they were scarce. We got lucky and caught the only tuna bite we had, a 45 pounder. The only other bite we had was as we were picking our lines up to come home. Fortunately we caught him too, a nice wahoo.<BR><BR>We are leaving in the morning to prep and paint the boat, so Kelly will be handling my emails and bookings for the next few weeks. Thanks!<s
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