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Old 06-03-2015, 07:34 PM   #21
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The point of Dacron is so you don't cut your finger off right? Because I know some people that had chunks out of they're finger tips from standard braid. Slack in the spool and loop forms your finger gets in it and the rest is history.
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Braid will cut your finger faster than a guitar G string. Gotta be very careful with it.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:55 PM   #23
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The point of Dacron is so you don't cut your finger off right? Because I know some people that had chunks out of they're finger tips from standard braid. Slack in the spool and loop forms your finger gets in it and the rest is history.
The Dacron is braided line, too, but compared to the carbon fiber line it's a lot thicker and softer. Sort of like string. I suppose if you got a finger caught in it with a lot of pressure on the line it could do some damage.

The carbon fiber line we have on the other reel is not only very thin it's square in cross-section. So it has sharp edges. I used the reel with the carbon fiber line for the first time on this trip. We have it for friends who sometimes fish with us as they don't have to manually level wind the line, something that takes a bit of practice to do without thinking about it or looking at the reel.

I had never used it myself in all these years and I found it has even less stretch than the braided Dacron. Even in 300' of water it feels like you're in only 10' as far as the bottom taps are concerned. So I really like the line but I much prefer the Senator reel so I went back to it and its Dacron line.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:25 PM   #24
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Some photos from today. The little troller spent last night here. The fishing fleets are on their way north right now and there has been a steady parade of trollers and net boats coming past up Johnstone Strait and Weynton Passage.

One of the local tugs hauling a barge out to a logging camp or some such place.

The remains of somebody's homestead.

One of if not THE last logging railroad in North America. This operation has been going strong since we first started coming up here in the late 1980s. The two locomotives were converted for this use from a pair of old switch engines and sport dynamic brakes and other modifications needed to handle heavy trains on steep grades. We were told this week that logging is doing very well on Vancouver Island this year. The big sort yard in the next bay over that is fed by the railroad is running day and night and logs are dispatched every few days in half-mile long rafts for mills farther south.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-05-2015, 10:30 AM   #25
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The Malcolm Island area is one off my favorite places to fish and watch wildlife. We usually stay at Telegraph Cove but this year we are taking our GB up there and towing our fishing boat. Telegraph is a bit small for the GB so we were thinking about anchoring in Mitchell Bay. Have you ever been to Mitchell Bay while you were up there? Wondering if that is really an option.
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Don't know anything about Mitchell Bay. Given the kind of winds one can get here from both the northwest and southeast I'd want something very protected.
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PS-- While Telegraph Cove Resort can't really accomodate a GB36, the new marina on the other side of the cove can on their long dock in front of the condos (Dockside 29). I have no clue what the cost would be but you could contact them to find out. The name of the marina is Telegraph Cove Marina.
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Marin, thanks for the new marina name. It was not finished the last time I was there.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:04 AM   #31
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Some final photos from our annual halibut/salmon fishing trip up the north end of Vancouver Island. First shot is our fishing boat (named Malolo which is Hawaiian for flying fish).

The next shots are an MG-TC we came across in a parking lot in Port Hardy. Not sure if it's a configuration that was ever used by MG but it sure looks cool.

In Dawson City, Yukon, in the early 1900s they used a huge Hornsby (British) steam tractor to haul wagonloads of coal for the power plant there. When the steam tractor was no longer wanted, it was purchased by a BC coast logger who thought he could use it to haul logs out of the woods. It was a complete failure--- the thing was so heavy it simply bogged down in the raincoast mud. So it was abandonned. Over the years pieces were canabalized off of it--- the boiler ended up being used somewhere else, for example. Finally, all that was left was the chassis and treads. A fellow from Coal Harbor came across it and, as a collector of old and interesting machinery, had it barged down to the town.

(The black and white photo is the prototype being field tested in England-- the one that worked in Dawson was a slightly later model.)

My "today" photo is what it looks like now. The fellow standing beside it for scale is Ernie Rose, who used to run the store at Minstrel Island when it was a thriving community and who also owned the boatyard at Lagoon Cove where he specialized in the repair and maintenance of wood boats. We met Ernie last week and he gave me a ton of terrific information about Minstrel Island, information I need to ensure the accuracy of the book I'm currently writing.

Next is a shot of Seymour Narrows, once the terror of boaters due to Ripple Rock. Ripple Rock is still there but after several failed attempts they finally succeeded in blowing the top off of it in one of the biggest man-made, non-nuclear explosions in history. Imported Welsh miners dug out from the shore and then bored straight up into the top of the rock and filled it with explosives.

In my "today" photo, there is a trimaran with hard-to-see black sails crossing the narrows. This boat is part of a unique race from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK. I got the story from a fellow at the view point who is following the race. There is $10,000 "nailed to a tree" in Ketchikan that is the first prize in the race. Second prize is a set of steak knives. The race is open to any and all boats with one caveat---- the boat not only cannot be motor-powered, there cannot even be a motor on the boat at all. So there are sailboats, rowing boats, sailboats fitted with oars and rowing seats in the bow for when the wind is fickle, not there, or blowing the wrong way, you name it.

The first leg of the race is from Port Townsend to Victoria, BC. If you survive that, you can then enter the race proper. There are no classes or categories of boats-- the first person or crew who gets to Ketchikan and grabs the money wins.

Next is a shot of some typical boat traffic in BC today--- cool workboats and giant chip barges on the way to the pulp mills.

And last is a sunrise early last week as we headed out across Blackfish Sound to troll for springs.

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