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Posted on 08/19/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT by Valin
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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.
This is a story told to Chinese by Hispanics, and then translated to English! It is a little surprising that they got the name of the ocean right.
Does sound a bit like "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' though.
No doubt that the daily Bible reading helped their spirits during that ordeal.
Here's a follow-up with PIX!
These guys look really healthy for having spent 9 months in an open boat. BS meter's needle is bent at right angle!
Ooops, here's the link
Twin 200's on a 26' boat is not at all unusual.
To be considered a cutter, a USCG vessel must be 65' or greater. That's a pickup truck I want to see!
Check out link in #64