Skip to comments.Good Samaritan vessel aids wooden-hull trawler
Posted on 12/14/2012 1:59:33 PM PST by george76
KETCHIKAN, Alaska Two Wrangell mariners are safe with the help of a Good Samaritan vessel. The Coast Guard says the wooden-hull trawler Carrie Arlene sent out a distress report .
The Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue tried to reach the vessel but were turned back by foul weather.
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There must be more to that. Maybe a helicopter was grounded by the weather but never a ship, never.
that comment surprised me. i thought the coast guard baot people’s motto was “YOU HAVE TO GO OUT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO COME BACK.”
A map...best I could find indicating Zarembo Is. Wrangell shows, but Ketchikan South and a bit East does not but can be imagined in the inset, lower right corner of image, if one knows about where to place it.
Perhaps "tub trawler", which means longliner with the separate segments put into tubs, line coiled (or better, flaked down flat) in the center, hooks set around the rim, then set out turning the tub if needed to have the hooks clear without tangling. Difficult to describe, I guess. Never used that method myself. Lots of other commercial fishing, though, including many years of actual "trawling" with nets of various type, some clip-on long-lining like was seen in the movie Perfect Storm (but not for swordfish, I netted those things years ago, under California gill net permit).
The crew of the Arik must be some real hellions if they go where the CG doesn’t.
Would a 44 foot shrimper be a trawler? My father made one out of a hull he bought out of a farmer’s field, after Hurricane Carla.
Wonder if the reporter meant Troller instead of Trawler.
Generally bottom draggers need enough displacement to lift heavy loads they didn't plan on catching, or be able to break their gear free using only one trawl cable, on one side, or at least be able load net and doors all one side of the boat when it's tangled. Or eventually capsize. I know of some small ones trying to do a bigger job that are now on the bottom.
Just the difference between '44 and '38 can be much more considerable than the length alone would have one believe. Then there's different measurement protocols, one at the waterline overall, some from rudder post to waterline at sheer at waterline, then Panama measurement overall EVERYTHING including the anchor hanging over the bow on the typical Gulf Shrimper (many of which made their way to the West Coast and I spent quite literally years at sea onboard).
Does that answer your question?
We had a lot of fun on that boat, and nothing beat the shrimp meals that shrimpers can cook, massive salad bowls of boiled shrimp, and mountains of fried shrimp on large platters and various oyster dishes and crabs with a little steak to cleanse the palate.
There is some good eating on the Gulf.
Maybe. Trollers being common enough in those ports...
But the pleasure boat crowd took to calling everything power boat displacement hull "trawler" also, which has contaminated the lexicon. Damn yachties.