Monday, April 24, 2006

Two Fishing reports from the Tiramisu- First Fish of the Year

April 23, 2006 - Chuck and me fished yesterday but did not have any luck. We were back at the same place we were last Saturday. It started to get real windy and dark so we headed for the dock. Right after we left the bite turned on and the boats that were there did real good. Hope to see you next weekend. If the weather is good we will probably fish just Saturday.

April 14, 2006 - We took the Tiramisu out for a shake down run. We fished the rips a little bit on Good Friday but we were mainly interested in how the new motor ran. Saturday Chuck and I got up early and ran up the bay looking for the striped ones. We made it to Tussys and had some good marks, so we dropped the hook. It didn't take long and Chuck was fighting the first Striper of the year. We landed that fish which was only 29 1/2 inches. Not too long Chuck had another one. That fish was 29 inches. Then the dog fish moved in so picked up the hook and went over to the dark side. Not much doing so we headed for the dock.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

On the way to Cape May – April 2006

Well if all goes well I’ll be hauling to the boat down to Cape May this weekend. For the past few weeks I’ve been getting the boat ready for this season. I should say we have been getting the boat ready for this season; I’ve had a lot of help from some friends.

The boat has been washed, the old wax and oxidation have been stripped off; a few layers of new wax have been applied. New bottom paint went on; the black antifouling paint on the out drive was stripped and replaced with a clear antifouling paint. The engine and gear oil have been changed, a new exhaust bellows and a new distributor cap were installed. New propeller installed. New batteries are in, hard wired in my hand held chart plotter and mounted the stereo. The stereo isn’t completely hooked up yet. A new anchor line and chain have been connected to the anchor. The new name has been applied to the stern. And probably a lot of other little things could be added to this list.

So the plan is to head down to Cape May Saturday morning. If the weather is as bad, as they are predicting, I’m not going to put the boat in the slip yet, I’ll drop the boat off at Heritage Towers and let them install the new radar arch at their shop. If the weather is good the boat is going in the slip at the Bree Zee Lee, and the guys from Heritage will install the Arch right at the marina during the week.