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Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:41 am
by Rick
SpinnerMan wrote:I've heard nothing but good things. That would be my only concern. What do you do with a battery powered (fill in the blank) when you don't have power for a week. You are running on one charge. Anything essential, this would worry me.


Test drove it when the lady across the road's live oak suffered a major limb break, partly blocking said road, and feel confident that any emergency storm damage beyond single charge capability would also put us well beyond screwed in other regards. Rub being that the manual recommends long term storage on partial, rather than full, charge and one could get caught half-charged and looking for a generator.

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:17 pm
by Darren
Anyone else ready for some 2020 logs and pre-season threads? Can we get that goin?

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:14 pm
by Duck Engr
Darren wrote:Anyone else ready for some 2020 logs and pre-season threads? Can we get that goin?
Called Olly day before yesterday and left a voicemail and texted him today but haven’t heard back. He may be on some wild adventure with no cell service.

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:06 pm
by SpinnerMan
Not getting the logs up until late worked out for me last year. Did a little fishing in my early goose hunting area last night. I heard geese off in the distance and saw a few. A good sign that they are still around even after the miserable heat we had. Caught 7 bass in about an hour's fishing so that was good too.

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:58 pm
by Duck Engr
Duck Engr wrote:
Darren wrote:Anyone else ready for some 2020 logs and pre-season threads? Can we get that goin?
Called Olly day before yesterday and left a voicemail and texted him today but haven’t heard back. He may be on some wild adventure with no cell service.
Heard back from Olly a little while ago. No cool adventures, just an old phone that crapped out and took him a few days to get into a new one. Said he’d get the ball rolling on logs tomorrow.

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:09 am
by Darren
Duck Engr wrote:
Duck Engr wrote:
Darren wrote:Anyone else ready for some 2020 logs and pre-season threads? Can we get that goin?
Called Olly day before yesterday and left a voicemail and texted him today but haven’t heard back. He may be on some wild adventure with no cell service.
Heard back from Olly a little while ago. No cool adventures, just an old phone that crapped out and took him a few days to get into a new one. Said he’d get the ball rolling on logs tomorrow.


Many thanks

let the (pre)games begin

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:58 pm
by Olly
Darren wrote:Anyone else ready for some 2020 logs and pre-season threads? Can we get that goin?


I started a 2020 logbook role call thread, I will make them as the request come in.

Sorry I was hard to get a hold of the last few days, I had a phone go for a swim and I just decided to go without one for a week or so, was pretty nice until work basically made me get a new one :lol:

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:35 am
by Rick
Much thanks, Olly.

(No phone for a week sounds like a vacation.)

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:36 pm
by Olly
Rick wrote:Much thanks, Olly.

(No phone for a week sounds like a vacation.)


It was pretty awesome, I was seriously just considering never getting another one but I don't think that's the world we live in any more.

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:32 pm
by SpinnerMan
We'll definitely be having fish for dinner.

Fish.jpg


However, this picture really summarizes the trip.

Bob.jpg


My brother is in the background fighting a fish and Bob is in the front of the boat trying not to dry heave anymore.

It was much rougher than that picture makes it look. My second roughest seas for a charter trip. It wasn't to the point of any concerns but just constant, rough motion. The plan was to run out to the gulf stream but it was so rough we were getting beat up running just 20 mph and given we had to go over 60 miles, it was going to be unpleasant and burn up all our time to get out there. So we stopped well short and went bottom fishing. Caught about 3 dozen Vermilion Snapper (took home a limit of 20), one Red Snapper (out of season - so released), an Amberjack (captain caught that) and then a mixed bag of porgy, drum, and other things I don't remember. My brother lost a nice shark at the boat.

It was a great trip for me. I took my dramamine the night before and about an hour before setting sail :thumbsup: It was hell for Bob. His first and last deep sea trip. He did not take dramamine. My brother puked once but the fishing outweighed the seasickness.

Even if you've never been seasick before, take your dramamine :thumbsup:

I got seasick at Sea World, so I always take it. :beer: Not kidding about the seasick at Sea World. They have one of those rides on the hydraulics that simulates flying while watching a movie. 10 seconds in, I was sweating my ass off and my wife was laughing hers off as I suffered. :lol:

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:10 pm
by Duck Engr
I feel for Bob. I’ve been there. We had 6’-8’ seas a few years back heading out. I’ve start taking Dramamine two days in advance now!

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:08 pm
by Deltaman
Especially miserable when it starts very early in the trip :o

Re: The Offical WFF BS Thread!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:02 pm
by SpinnerMan
Deltaman wrote:Especially miserable when it starts very early in the trip :o

Bob was sick before the first line hit the water.

He managed to catch a few fish when we first started but was miserable and didn't last long. I guess the good thing was that we landed on them immediately so he did actually catch some fish. I had a nice Vermilion in the boat before all lines were out. He was so bad I wonder if he even remembers what he caught :o