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Old 01-25-2016, 11:54 AM   #2901
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The reason for the growing hp in the power skiffs is because the fishing has turned into combat fishing. This requires seiners to compete with other boats for the same school of fish. It is common to see boats raming each other and corking the next guy in an attempt to get a good set. Sitka has a herring sac roe fishery that is open for just a few hours and when one set can bring a million dollars the fishing can get very aggressive.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:36 PM   #2902
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That's one odd looking boat. That's used to tow a net, but not bring the catch aboard? Confused.
Here you go Cardude. A lesson on Alaska and B.C. Canada fishing methods.
You will be able to relate the photo of the power skiff to the one in the video.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:58 PM   #2903
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Ok. Still can't figure out what the power skiff is doing. Was he towing the end of the net? Why was he going in circles?

That was a serious amount of fish !
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:38 PM   #2904
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Ok. Still can't figure out what the power skiff is doing. Was he towing the end of the net? Why was he going in circles?

That was a serious amount of fish !


In the video in the distance is the skiff against the shore. The skiff takes the end of the saine net and runs towards the shore forming a hook. The hook will be in favor of the direction of the tide. The boat meanwhile, holds the net after running away from the skiff at a modest rate of speed to spill the net off the stern of the boat. When the time is determined by the skipper, the skiff will then bring his end of the net back towards the boat forming a circle. Then the net is 'pursed', the draw string if you would, is pulled at the bottom of the net closing it up to form a large corral in the water. Then the net is re-loaded on the boat resulting in the "Money Bag' or the scene you see with the fish coming on deck.

The skiff making circles is a youth of the young man running the boat. showing off. These skiffs are quiet powerful and react to that power.
These skiffs are not that fast, but they are geared to pull the top off a mountain!
Let me add to this post with this addition, click on any or all photos to gain insight.

http://alaskaphotographics.photoshel...000hRxVfjbh0PA

Does this help?
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Got it! Very cool!
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That skiff has to be the ultimate case of "form follows function". What a heavy duty looking rig!
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #2907
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That skiff has to be the ultimate case of "form follows function". What a heavy duty looking rig!
ABFish, Found a bit better example of these skiffs in operation. This is of the herring harvest in Sitka Sound. Were this salmon, the action would be far, far more docile. this video shows 'Combat'Fishing. Heart stopping in many of the maneuvers witnessed.!



The quote allowed is harvested in a very short period of several hours.

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Old 01-27-2016, 04:52 PM   #2908
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Al,
Thanks for posting. That video was taken in front of house. They often fish very close to shore and one can clearly hear the skippers yelling at each other. I did a hitch in the Navy and ever year I learn a few new cuss words from these guys. If the sound was on for the video it probably word have been banned. Lol
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:11 PM   #2911
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Al - That's crazy shat! Plenty bar fights at day close. Those were the days!!
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:37 PM   #2912
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And now some calming words.

What The?!?!?!?!?!

Yep, it's your average every day run of the mill 2 liter bottle boat.




Food Storage and Survival – Top 10+ Prepper Uses for 2 Liter Bottles
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al, and others...those movies take me back to the good ole days! i remember when fishing off the south side of san juan island, in the late 40`s 50`s, there were lots of fish..when the fish showed up, there were almost 200+ boats off eagle point, and where the old alaska packers trap was, etc...we used skiffs with leads then, and after closing up we then had to pick the lead up, by going under 3 or four leads of boats that that set after us! was wild kinda like the herring fishing! i have 3 book by william mccloskey, 1st one is called 'highliners'...good book! he wrote several more...mostly aound kodiak...once we stopped too fish at yuyak bay to see if there were any fish around...we were headed home from false pass..when we got back to the san juans, the return of the huge return of the adam river canadian sockey run went thru our islands, and we could set blindfolded, and get up to 10,000 in one haul! $.28 a pound! i think my share was around $7,000 for the summer! helped with school every winter!...more later...clyde
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What The?!?!?!?!?!

Yep, it's your average every day run of the mill 2 liter bottle boat.




Food Storage and Survival Top 10+ Prepper Uses for 2 Liter Bottles

Interesting you used the metric term Liter and not ounces/pints has America caught up with the rest of the world in the last 40+ years
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Interesting you used the metric term Liter and not ounces/pints has America caught up with the rest of the world in the last 40+ years
Almost. It`s spelt "litre".
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Maybe I meant liger...
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Pilgram 40' at Trawlerfest

I saw this 'old boat' styled boat at trawlerfest in Riviera Beach...

1987 Pilgrim 40 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Nice small boat with a single westerbeke engine and bow thruster.

The open array radar was about head height on the flybridge, not good for me.

It also had AC & propane + diesel heat. Small compact boat with shallow draft.

It had more headroom for me than a Swift Trawler (frenchies must be shorter).
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Frenchies? Frenchmen perhaps...
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:12 PM   #2919
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Frenchies? Frenchmen perhaps...

That's sexist!
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:25 PM   #2920
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That Pilgrim is about the most efficient trawler hull you'll ever see.
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