Thanks. I was lucky to buy it after the fire and a
lot of things came together on it. Wayne Monaghan ( Sea-Level) provided the hand holding when needed, and a friend rented his barn cheap, this and last winters.
The charter was 6 guys visiting from Turkey.
Actually they fed me & my son and gave me a bunch of Turkish beer to take home. (Still have some in my fridge)
They all had to get their picture taken with the fish which I’m sure went the stories back to Turkey how they caught it.
Years ago, my friend caught his first rockfish, and after the fish was released, he did a full on “field goal” and let out a war hoop that caught me off guard. My first GoPro caught it so I snapped a pic.. we do it now all the time in his honor.. good times!!
Life is slowly starting to get back to something normal. I basically stopped all projects over the spring as I wasnt sure what was going on. We ended up buying a trailer for the Dusky 256, selling the old 1976 Float On 24' trailer now, just threw on new lights. Took the time to walk through it with my daughter (11), showing her how to strip wires, crimp, shrink wrap. Showed her how we check every light first on a 12V power source to make sure they work before doing it. Trying to show her, take the time and do it better than it was before. Then was nicely rewarding watching my daughter play on the boat at the trailer ramp. Back in and out 4 times to get the bunks right, she loved every minute of it. Now I just want the big boat to sell to buy a reliable engine for it. Even thought the 1987 Suzuki DT200 starts up and runs, I havent ventured far with it.
Good going on the young ones guys. Working with Dad and being on the water will stay with them forever. No matter what happens in their life or what path they choose to follow, those memories will endure. This i know.
Not to mention the memories and happiness for you !!.
One day my girl will be old enough to drive me around. She might even be tall enough to see over the helm, although I still have trouble so shes probably f*cked. She's also gotta work on those sea legs.