Saturday, November 21, 2020

11/21 - Next BIG job....on the Jetty­čÉ║wolf

 https://www.captdaves.com - Jacksonville Coastal Fishing Charters since 1996


BIG J-O-B, VIDEO COMING

ORDERED THE NON-SKID PAINT, THE SAME AS THE BOAT CAME WITH 16 YEARS AGO.

IT'S VERY AGGRESIVE, AND I LIKE THAT. AT LEAST IN THE STERN WHERE ALL THE HEAVY TRAFFIC IS.

BOUGHT THE ''CARPET'' ROLLER NEEDED TO MAKE IT AGGRESIVE, A PAN, AND SOME THROW AWAY BRUSHES. PLUS A AGGRESIVE SCOURING GRINDER PAD, SO TO TAKE OFF SOME OF THE OLD THAT CHIPPED FROM A BOTCHED SUMMER PAINT JOB I DID, AFTER WE CUT THE DECK AND ADDED THE NEW FUEL TANK.   

THIS PAINT APPLIES BEST BELOW 70 DEGREES. I NEVER HEADED THOSE INSTRUCTION, LAST TIME.

HOPEFULLY A FEW LAYERS WILL COME OFF WITH THE GRINDING WHEEL I GOT. TESTED IT ON A OLD DECK PIECE CUT OUT, FROM WHEN I ADDED A SECOND FUEL TANK INSPECTION HATCH. SEEMS TO WORK ON THE DECK PAINT THAT WAS LEFT ON THE SCRAP PIECE.  ALWAYS GOOD TO PRE-TEST THINGS THAT ARE POSSIBLY PERMANANT.

THE START OF DECEMBER WILL BE BUSY. BECAUSE I'M ALSO RENEWING MY USCG LICENSE TOO. AT LEAST IT'S ALL JUST ''PAPER-WORK'' NOW. GOT THE PHYSICAL, AND HAD MY DRUG SCREENING ALREADY.


HERE'S THE DECK NOW....''LOOKING KINDA SAD''.
































TODAY, I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO A ''VERY CLEAR STERN DECK''....AGAIN.

MOVING OUT MY 120 DIVIDED ICEY-TEK, THAT'S USED AS A SHRIMP BAIT WELL, AND A FISH BOX, BEHIND THE LEANING POST.

 INSTEAD, WENT BACK TO THE 25 QT. ICEY-TEK UNDER THE LEANING POST, ALONG WITH MY OXYGEN BOTTLE THAT FEEDS PURE COOLED O2, VIA MY CERAMIC AIR STONE TO THE BAIT-COOLER.

IT FREE'S UP ABSOLUTE BALL-ROOM DANCING IN THE STERN. JUST WHAT IS NEEDED FOR WINTER FISHING. 

ESPECIALLY, FLOAT-RIG FISHING!!

THE WHOLE REASON I HAD THIS BOAT BUILT. 

MAJOR MOBILITY. NO CRAMPED FISHING!!

NO ONE WOULD EVER SIT ON THE 120 QT. COOLER I HAD BEHIND THE LEANING POST ANYHOW.  


HERE'S A VIDEO EXPLAING A FEW THINGS THAT I DID LAST YEAR ABOUT MAKING ''BALL ROOM DANCING SPACE, AND WHY DOESN'T ANYONE EVER DO A OIL ANALYSIS OF THEIR 4-STROKE OUTBOARD OIL??


YOUTUBE VIEWER-COMMENTOR & GOOD FRIEND, ''OROWOCK GARY'', IN LONG ISLAND ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT, THIS VIDEO.  

(I THINK HE LIKED MY FANCY FOOT WORK ­čĹî)





THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.....HAVING YOUR OWN BOAT BUILT THE WAY YOU WANT IT.

NO BUILDER TELLING YOU, VIA THIER DESIGN OF WHAT THEY THINK YOU WANT.
WELL, I DON'T LIKE MUCH OF ANYTHING I SEE BOAT BUILDERS DOING.

I HAD BUILT A ''CHARTER BOAT''. NOT A JOHN DOE BOAT, THAT IS THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER BOAT, BUT MADE TO DO ''CHARTER BOAT'' DUTIES.

''FLEXIBILITY'' IS THE KEY, FOR ME.