- Sep 1, 2011
- Piker Central
- Boat Make
- 31 BHM
Steve, WHERE are you loated on this map??I stored my boat inside this warehouse for years, glad it not in there now cause the place is colapsing from the snow load on it. There are usually 30-40 boats inside it every year. More pics from around town.
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Only been out in 40 below and didn't really think about taking a leak!! I've seen pictures where they throw a cup of water in the air and it freezes before hitting the ground. Rode my snowmachine in 30 below weather and anywhere the air got to my skin it felt like i was getting stuck by needles.Jeez - and I thought Maine was cold! I've heard that at 50 below, your pee will freeze before it hits the ground... Any truth to that Steve?
Great video Steve,
You've got to remember hauling by road you'd be going through Canada so i don't know what kind & cost of permitting would have been involved. The drivers/hauler's insurance might not have covered load in another country? The road from the town Tok in Alaska to Glenallen is about the worst in Alaska with tons of frost heaves, they are always rebuilding some part of it so the boat and or trailer might of got damaged on that part of the trip, then once the boat arrived at my place i'd still have to haul it to Whittier the town i fish out of and thats another 100 miles from my house. The barge left from Seattle and arrives right in Whittier so all i had to do was hook up to the trailer and go 3/4 mile to the launch ramp and dump it in the water, all done. I believe the cost was aprox the same.Great video Steve,
btw, I was telling my wife your story of picking up the 29 H&H in Rockport MA and driving it back to Seattle on a trailer, then puttting the package on a barge to your harbor in Alaska.
She asked me, "why didn't he just continue hauling it north from Seattle, why put it on a barge?"
"Steve,,,,I need an answer"!!!! LOL
No other DE boats that i know of :grin:. Not many of them in this state. I've had guys come up to me in the harbor look over the boat and say "that looks like one of them lobsterboats from back east, where did you get it" so i tell then yeah its a real one and i went back there and brought it up here. One guy (with a southern accent)came up to me this summer and asked about the boat then he tells me he had a duffy back in north carolina that he had sold and how much he liked the boat and the only boat he would ever buy again is a DE.Steve.. how many other guys by you have boats like your downeast? are they at all common? If so do a lot of guys do what you did ( come to east coast and ship it to AK)
Haven't seen one yet but they are made in Juneau and thats 600 miles south of me! I've sold quite a few of the Electra Dyne pot haulers to my customers, hands down the finest electric hauler on the market, i'm the only authorized dealer in the state for them. The gang at Electra Dyne(Judy, John & Larry:grin are absolutely the best to work with.Wow no kidding.. I have seen a few DEs listed on yacht world that were out in seattle but none up your way..I was wondering if there was a lot of guys going through all that hassle to get a boat from new england to AK.. maybe a good idea for a builder to advertise up yourr way since it seems the fishing idustry is doing a lot better up your way as compared to here?
by the way do a lot of guys use these? I see they are made in AK
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Well Steve,No other DE boats that i know of :grin:. Not many of them in this state. I've had guys come up to me in the harbor look over the boat and say "that looks like one of them lobsterboats from back east, where did you get it" so i tell then yeah its a real one and i went back there and brought it up here. One guy (with a southern accent)came up to me this summer and asked about the boat then he tells me he had a duffy back in north carolina that he had sold and how much he liked the boat and the only boat he would ever buy again is a DE.
Guys will look at the hauler mounted on the bulkhead and ask me why i put it there and not hanging on the end of the davit?? They all think you have to coil the rope from the pots or at least coil it in a barrel or it will "tangle" into a mess if it lays on deck, i just smile thank them and tell them they are right and i'll go get some barrels so my rope won't tangle up.
I'm happy as a pig in you know what with my boat and the more i fished it last year the more i liked about it, it works real fine for the shrimp fishery and i know it would be great for the halibut longline fishery and with some thought it would be a good gillnetter.
Tom are you talking about a boat for PWS gillnettin? You buy the card and i'll rig my Snow Squall to go gillnetting. If i ever wanted to go gillnetting here in Alaska again i would just get a reel and bolt it down on deck and build some boxes to have on each side of the reel or in front of the reel and set it up to use the brailer bags in the boxes. A bow thruster would make the boat really good in tighter spots. In PWS now days with all the fishing time you don't really need a big packing boat, sounds like 4-6000lb days are about the average and there is a tender around every few hours so you can get rid of any fish quickly. Only time you might need capacity is fishing humpies but same story lots of tenders around. I'd bet a 30-32 could easily pack 10-12 thousand lbs if it was set up right. We had 18,000lbs on a 32' Marco aluminum boat in Bristol Bay and those Marco's weren't that big of a boat.Hey Steve, I would like to know your thoughts on turning on DE into a little gillnetter? I've been thinking about a unit to drop into the cockpit which would incoperate the reel and fishhold than after the season just yank it out and you have your deck again without all the gear. Don't know if for instance on a 30-32' boat if you could carry enough fish?
My tanner crab pots are made out of 10ga 2x2 Aquamesh wire & they measure 36x36x18. All they are is a scaled down opie crab pot, i build them for the sport crab pot fishery, they are only allowed 2 pots per boat. No problems yet with whale shit regs but we do use a top shot of sink rope to keep the endlines from catching boats. PM me if you have any other questions on the crab pots.Tell me more about your collapsing crab pot
Also, do you have to put up with a tangle of whale restrictions with your ropes?