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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Will It Ever Get Nice Around Here?

Seems as though the weather is never going to get nice around here. This is THE worst Spring I can ever remember here. It feels Like January. Hopefully, we'll be able to salvage July and August. In any event, I bundled up and went down to the waterfront this evening to see what was going on-


















7 comments:

Richard said...

Cap-dont you remember when we was kids this was typical summer weather,it didnt get nice till the last 2 weeks of August.Rain, fog,thunderstorms was the norm,hence the "Grey Lady".Remember the pea soup fog rolling in over the moors every night?

Anonymous said...

I am looking to purchase an affordable bay scallop vessel-with or without engine,also the hauling block and donkey motor. David Glidden gliddensea@verizon.net

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Martie said...

David, there are a couple of boats in this week's Inky for sale. One is a Mako and the other is a Seacraft. I think they are both around $15,000 each for boat motor and trailer. A great buy!

Richard said...

David-George Wiliams of Tri-Werx Skiffs in Falmouth might be your best bet.I think a 20' plywood skiff will run you around $2,500.00 Also a boat builder in Wellfleet makes a nice plywood workboat.They are called the LYS (lumber yard skiffs).This guy often has used ones for sale,he has a website,Williams does not.

Martie said...

David would be much better off investing in a big heavy glass boat with a lot of power. You want something under you out there when it comes up 60+mph and you're wide off Folgers with all eight dredges out behind you. Look at all the highliner scallopers in the fleet. They all have big heavy glass boats. The hipppies have wrecks that I wouldn't take across a mud puddle, let alone the harbor. You don't want to be in a little piss pot when the harbor turns white with whitecaps and blowing spray.

Richard said...

You know, you're right about that cap.I've put an outboard underwater up to the "Johnson" lettering while culling in 50+mph in an exposed area like Folgers and swamping/sinking is'nt far behind in those conditions.You do make much more money in the big heavy glass boat but the initial expense is much more and a blown powerhead or lower unit on a hundred horse engine could end your season.But I guess none of that would matter if you were waist deep in water in a small boat in the middle of the harbor.Remember, the hippie boats will sink while the highliners keep towing.You're right,go with the big glass boat.