Skip to comments.Fishermen rescued after 9 months adrift 8,000 km from home
Posted on 08/19/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT by Valin
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You don't "fish for shark" at 30 mph and your right about trawl vs troll. Humboldt Bay was home to many trawlers before they fished themselves out of business...
I went really low on the fuel consumption because the biggest outboard I ever owned was a 125.
I just looked up Nissan 140 HP, they drink 15gal/hr. Those twin 200's have to drink at least 35gal/hr.
Nothing makes sense in this story
BTW...did you know that as a taxpayer you own several former trawlers?
I'd never correct you on anything automotive though.
A man's gotta know his limitations
Oh yeah, and the money that was paid for them went to buy some other kind of fishing boat. That is unless you're talking about the impounds from the Marielle (sp?) boat lift.
It's all cool. I'm just releating what I've seen in my travels delivering yachts and fishing the coasts from Washington to Panama. I know that Mexican fishermen are a simple people, in a simple world, and the simplest explanation in their case is probably what happened. Mexicans will hang whatever they can get their hands on on the end of a skiff, and perhaps they only used one engine at a time, so when one goes belly up they have another. We're both speculating here, so I guess we'll have to wait for the rest of the story. :)
Some of these guys didn't take the buyout and bought a couple of thousand crab pots and are cleaning out the crab beds in the fist 7 days of the season killing the 200 pot boats baring any Dec storms that sand in the pots and smother the catch...
Can't argue with that. Like I said, I've got no proof, but I've learned to listen to my belly.
Just out of curiosity, 100 ton, 100 mi?
Don't understand the question, but I've delivered, crewed, or fished on yachts up to 75'. The heaviest was a small tuna seiner converted into a mothership for a sportfisher. I think that's what you are asking.
I saw a pickup truck today that was the size of a Coast Guard Cutter...
Did you buy it?
Probably a different ticket for what you do. I mated a lot on head boats and was talking about a paying passenger ticket.
Um, that would be ... east. Northeast would have worked, too. Southeast, sure. But east. Any non-east direction, like, say, west, is no good.
I'm not much of a sailor, but I think I'd try to head towards the sunrise in the morning, and away from it in the evening. Look, ma, no GPS!
Just took in your 'about page.' Dad's OK!
My biggest tuna was a 350# big eye, stand up fishing.
You ain't seen chaos till you mate on a 65' with 30 passengers on one side and the yellow fin bite is on! At night!
Granted, most of 'em were in the 75-100# class, but it's a trip!
Oh no, if a license was ever required somebody else always had the honor. I thought of getting a license at one time. ;)
Me too back in the late 80's. Then they started requireing W2's to prove your time (or at least that was the rumor) and I couldn't make another 3yrs mating, so I went back to the phone Co. A lot to be said for a steady paycheck and bennys.
"It says they were shark fishing on an 8 meter(about 25 foot) boat and with 5 guys onboard you gotta wonder where they were going to put the shark!"
They tied them alng side.
I've run across shark fishermen in the typical mexican ponga handlining shark 70-80 miles to sea in the middle of the night with no lights when we were going from San Diego to Cabo.
Those idiots are lucky they don't get cut down, the only way we missed them is spotting them on radar and that was only at close range because they only stick above the water about a foot.
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