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» 29 March 2008 blogs.noreast.com/pdspeh69

FIRED Up the BOAT 2008 + 1st cast 3-29-08

hoped it it would be warmer like last 2 years @ this time - ('06 = 60s , '07 = 70s)
not to be 46ish with 20+ mph gusts @ the shore but bright and sunny made it sort of warm in the sun. good enough to work All day on getting the boat running - battery in , oil change , spark plugs in - started right up- hooked her up to the truck for a light test all dead...not surprised..not bad just a ground wire broke - had it lit up in 15min. side markers I installed last year are still out - just have to reconnect wires..next time.

had a mishap when changing the oil-- a big wind gust came outta no where and blew the oil all over me and the boat -- splattered everywhere..a set back..but not that bad.

Wanted to take the trailer for a spin --but then my truck wouldn't start..
drain form the trailer lights --opps-- waited and finnaly she started - but no time left - worked on it form 1-6pm

then ran to the shore to cast a few for the 1st time- cold in the brisk in your face wind..still so nice to be there again. each year seems to take forever to get started..but this year I should have the boat in early!!! nice!!! 6:15 - 6:45. ( sunset 7:05)

- should test ride it next week if the weather hold....

- crazy Kayaker - water was about 47ish
- saw a Duece and a half
- everything very brown---zero foliage makes it easy to seem houses and surroundings
- cold - water was crashing the shore in small sets- spray and all.
-saw a group birds acroos the way looked like they wer following and driving @ somethig...hmmm.


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» 23 March 2008

UNCOVER the BOAT 2008 --- 3-22-08

got a nice enough Saturday near 50 - light wind to zero wind. and Sunny which made it very nice.
didn't get to the boat until 2:25 pm

Uncover it no problem cut the $1 store bungrees - 3 out of 20 survired the very high winds we had this winter- and it slide right off the Bow.
the frame held up too - will do a better job next year - but this held up better than expected - just used what ever i had around..not the best lumber.

-battery was still good- hook it up quick and the motor is ready to churn..
-had a liitel crab aboard
-dry as a bone inside
-not that many leaves or debris
-some foam slipped out of place
-cover had 1 wear spot
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next week end , lift off. got the oil from pep boys right after.

Pam And Anna in @ 6:00pm

Happy Easter

pd













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» 20 March 2008

1st DAY of SPRING

not much to say

49 rain in the AM
-got outta work @ 4:45pm
-made the 4:56pm
-to the Station @ 6:19

unset 7:04pm ish
was going to hit the water to have a look- but @ 35-40mph winds
stayed @ home to batten down the Hatches--20 degree night with the wind chill....Ah Spring
last year I had already fly cast @ the Nissy weeks ago...

My 1st niCe Spring sundown from our new Place.

flounder opener in a week -- April 1

pd
















posted by pdspeh69 at 09:55 PM | 0 comments

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» 12 March 2008

-----waiting--4 ----warm--- 3-12-07

maybe 45ish and cold today - don't know I was @ work all day but the night got cold 30s + wind
sunset @ 7pm ish. ( 1st week of DST -best Government decision in Decades-- the Governor resigned today due to a Call girling it--80k worth??)

changed the oil in my new garage and put together my fly rods and 2 spinners - 1st gear to the House...much more to come.....in anticipation of the "70+" degree day we will have @ the end of this month( fingers crossed)

can't take it -- 2-3 weeks and the cover comes off!!!
(shooting for March 29th)

Pd
















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» 08 March 2008

SATURDAY -- RAIN WIND - Tv stand-- 3-8-08

.......
50 mph ---+ Rain
watched Norest @ 10 am- --
55 degrees --- warm. but crappy.

had to buy some lures after watching too much fishin'
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got the Tv stand done/ install too.

pd
















posted by pdspeh69 at 10:56 PM | 0 comments

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6 buck muffler fix +Train Flys- 3-8-08

It 's getting there--- Spring just around the corner - You can feel it..

55 today but more than than I can remember- slight flood in Basement.
3" of rain + more today..

had my muffler seperate from the tail pipe and fixed in with:
-an aluminum dryer vent sheild ( $3.50)
-2 hose clamps ($ 2.50)
-Roll of Aluminum tape that I have had since the 80s left buy a Furnace reparman -(Free)

took an hour...love my messy new garage- rain had no affect - nice and dry!

gotta Clean that garage and get ready for the Boat Spring Tune up!!!
3 weeks to go!!!
Better find the trailer renewal paperwork 1st!!!!

pd
















posted by pdspeh69 at 09:52 AM | 0 comments

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» 03 March 2008

1st good day --- 54 --- 3-3-08

3-3-08 (mon)_

looked @ one year ago---I Fly cast for my first time @ a fly Clinic @ the park..feels like a long time ago.

very nice day today too same as last year- 54 degrees and sunny.

no big snow this year some snow but no more than 5-6" -but cold not as Mild as last years NON winter.

Spring is in 17 days - i'd better get ready now

but since the move - I have a to do list as long as my arm with the new house,marriage and Job..
- no more: "Outta work @ 4pm to the water by 4:45pm"
- now it'll be: outta work @ 5pm to the water by 7:30-7:45

Don't care - Love my new life
- especially the Garage and Basement - scored a cheap ( $100 ) pool table brand new with everything ( thanks RicH)

Can't wait to get everything in order...may take me a year - but I'll get there..just rigged the basement with cable as well as built an entertainment cabinet for the new flat screen...
now if could just get a few rock racks made I'll be set!!!

soon the boat gets unwrapped - hopefully the weather will be as good as last year and I'll get launched before May this year...( May 5 last yr)

Next stop sprinG!!!!! can't wait for that spring smell


pd

ps
got home from Work @ 6:45 to find a flat tire and a leaky old water Main valve...

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