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» 31 March 2013 blogs.noreast.com/pdspeh69

Easter--Unwrap the Boat ~~ 3-31-13

Sat 3-30-13
- installed 6 sections of fence @ my parents
bright warm day
Best day of 2013
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air 60
wind 5-10
Bright Sun
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Took all day
up early but didnt get there until 930 -
- fixed the 44yr old mailbox first -need to make a flag for it..

purchased the the wrong screws - 1/58" what was I thinking,,,needed 3"
and forgot the hand truck for moving the fence sections - which was the hardest part of the day...mule work.
delayed the start because of this...
started the fence @ noon+ - 6:30 hard day

Home at7

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Sun 3-31-13
Decided to get up early again to get the Boat uncovered since It will.be calm n nice in the am... rain scheduled for pm and had to get to easter dinner by 5...
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53 - sunny until 2 pm
wind calm 5 mph - calm until 3 then 10-20.
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Got every thing down quick 11 am -1240pm
Calm winds made sliding the cover off easy.. nice and dry in pretty good shape - some rub marks but no holes..took a beating this winter folded it in 5 min.

-Cover off , very DRY inside even under the faom on the floor..
-structure down - put everything in the smashed shed..
- put the new?old covers on the console and lean post -- forgot how blue they are when New-- in 2-3 year or less they will be gey like the old ones.. I should get back ups while they are still around and cheap..

No maintenance, no cleaning -- but at least I am ready to do it.

So nice this week end --- Even heard the ice cream man go by!! it snowed 10 days ago...

the green buds just starting to peek out on everything..

Pd

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» 29 March 2013

Pinnacle Matrix XT = cheap Bait cast reel - 3-28-13

Picked this up on Ebay Brand New in box for $37 shipped... $79.99 @ Dicks. Feels like nother on the Tidemaster --

I like the blue and the drag clicks when you set it - but it's cheap wont last very long - but I really only need it for when my arm fatigues during weak season..or Light Fluke?

We'll see how it works -if it works well - I'll get a real Salt water Baitcaster like a ABU NaCl or the new feather light Quatum PT SMoKe ( 6.2oz)

Pinnacle Matrix XT

- HIGH SPEED 6.2:1 GEAR RATIO

- ADJUSTABLE MAGNETIC CAST CONTROL

- MACHINED ALUMINUM SPOOL

- PRECISION CUT BRASS GEARS

- QUICK ACCESS REMOVABLE SIDE PLATE

- WEIGHT: 7.9 OZS

- LINE CAP: 12/120

- INSTRUCTIONS and WARRANTY

- 8 BEARINGS

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Also got the 3 Gallons of Oil form FL in the mail for the Zuke.

Jill's away in ATL for he mom's Retirement party weekend. So I fired up the Grill for the 1st time this spring and Hotdogs were on! yum.

inflated the Green K-79 Yak to see if it's worth selling.. might not be worth the time.
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Cool & Clear night -48 Degrees
Calm wind 0-5mph
Sunset @ 7:16
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Gas $4.09


Pd




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» 26 March 2013

5S70MHF Lake Test ~ 3-24-13

I should be considering opening the boat soon - but it's going to Snow again Monday...

looks like it will be a late unveiling.
Mid April? I have a bunch of things to do before then..
- FUEL Line
- Parents Fence Blew down - 10 sections to remove 10 to put up..2days easy..
- Marine guy Jared has to replace impeller -- make app asap
- kayaks For SALE!
- etc

Parents just returned from FL. Said it was the nicest winter they have had since they started going there 5 years ago. I need to get there....

Hit the lake and DICKS before going to there house to see them..
lake 1:30- 1:45
Rod performed well - althought I think the 1st Stripper Guide is TOO small..plus I forgot the PP Super 8 needs to get very wet before it casts well..weird.

2-330 Dicks - checked out some really Nice Baitcasters Lexa 300 , PT Smoke ( light) , Abu Toro NacL 60 - monster. $299 ouch..

finnally ended up just getting Reel Maint items ( reel butter and Ardent reel gaurd + the last Bunker oil bottle.. nice to a have a $25 gift cert..carole..

After Arriving - my Dad Said the fence blew down -- so this next Weekend - I ll be installed 10 sections of rotted bug eaten fence instead prepping the boat - not a big deal - I am happy to do it for them.

pd




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» 22 March 2013

5S70MHF-G nearly complete ~ New project: BAIT CAST rod? ~ 3-21-13

I think this rod came out pretty good..- It feels like it will survive
All wrapped - poplar butt end on - cork sealed -
ready for epoxy this weekend..

test @ the Lake too....
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decided I need to build a Baitcasting rod for weakfishing.
I hate the trigger rods..
I might just mod and old Jarvis gold to start...just have to change the guides on a blown out rod..

Researching reels as well...$100-$300...I need one with syronized Levelwind as the Okuma Halogen is not and it make a huge annoying difference..
around 12 oz or less and a Power handle is a must as well..

St. Croix TIC70MHF Tidemaster Inshore Casting Rod:

Length: 7'0"
Pieces: 1
Line Weight: 10 - 20 lbs.
Lure Weight: 1/2 - 1 1/4 oz.
Action: Fast
Power: Medium Heavy



•Premium quality SCII graphite.
•Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook-setting power.
•Designed specifically for inshore saltwater angling.
•Batson Forecast® hard aluminum-oxide guides with 316 stainles-steel frames for dramatically improved corrosion resistance compared to 304 stainless-steel frames.
•Fuji® DPS reel seat/frosted silver hoods on spinning models.
•Fuji® ECS or TCS reel seat/frosted silver hood on casting models.
•Premium-grade cork handle.
•Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
•5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service.
•Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.




pd

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» 20 March 2013

1st day of Spring 2013 ~ 3-20-13

downDoesnt come close to feeling anything like spring...
31 in the am

and Snow predicted for tonight...
it has snow 3 times in the past week and a half..
Still Giant dirty piles in the parking lot for the big 30"storm

last year it was near 80 and the cherry blosoms budded surprisesurprisesurprisesurprise

this year downdowndowndown

3-21-13 ------------
1/2" - 1" of snow ----

RollRollRollRoll

Gas $409

pd

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» 19 March 2013

snowed today ..again...3-19-13

3" last night but by the am it turned to rain and washed it away
6" + north
Snowed last Saturday as well just an inch but winter really showed up for Feb n March


Cold 38
15 mph be

Pd




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FUGI Guide Set For 6-12lb Saltwater ~ 3-19-13

This listing is for a NEW Fuji Concept Gunsmoke Framed Silicon Carbide (SiC) Spinning Guide Set -- NEW.

This set works well for freshwater and inshore saltwater applications for 6 - 12 lb. line.

9 Guides: $74 on ebay

•YSG-25 ..... one (1)
•YSG-16 ..... one (1)
•YSG-10 ..... one (1)
•YSG-8 ..... one (1)
•LSG-7 ..... one (1)
•LSG-6 ..... four (4)

For guide sets, tops and components to match your exact specifications, please contact us.

The most advanced ceramic, the Silicon Carbide ring is used in the construction of high quality rods around the world. Diamond polished SiC rings were the first to be mounted directly to the frame, which reduces weight, increases heat dissipation, and amplifies the line sensitivity. Next to Gold Cermet, Silicon Carbide rings offer the best heat dissipation and the lowest friction of all the ceramics in use for fishing guides.

The SiC rings are combined with Gunsmoke plated S4 stainless steel frames offering a very light and strong frame.

pd


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» 18 March 2013

Legend Inshore LIS70MLF guide placement ~ 3-18-13

Legend inshore guide set
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Avid Inshore AIS70MLF

8 guides
3.75
8.125
13.25
18.75
25.75
32.5
39.5
49.75
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Legend inshore LIS70MF 8-17 lb
9 guides

2.5
5.25
8.75
12.75
17.875
23.75
30.875
39.25
49.75
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Legend Inshore LIS70MLF 6-12lb

-this thing felt ultra light and small grips in the store..and looked like the seat would bearly fit the reat seat of a 2500
- the rear graip was 2-3" shorter than I like 6"? I use 8-9" and the cork diameter was small - 3/4"?
-it felt like I would break it in the store.. Should have got a pict f the handle but u can find that easy on line--the guides -not so much

------ 9 guides :

5 small guides @ top
3 top guides = small size 7 or 6?
the Next 2 = size 7 or 8?

2.25
5.375
8.75
12.875
17.75
23.75
30.625
39.25
49.5


pd

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» 17 March 2013

St patties - 12yrs - SCIII lake test-- 3-17-13

had a Great Night @ Brian and Eva's house in Patchogue for St PAtty's - awesome food - 2nd yr in a row...Nice time.

Went to J& H @ noon and spent about 2 hrs there -- looking over things and measuring the guide spacing on 2 Legend Inshore ($320) rods and an AVID INshore ( $189) - very helpful to see the very small guides they use..with a low foot.upup

I bought a used Mojo Inshore MIS70MF (8-17lb)for only $60 ( $120 orig)
just needs a clear cost and it will look new. - Almost passed it up - put it down several times when @ the last moment just grabbed it and headed for the counter..- didnt notice it said INSHORE unitl I got home-- thought it was a Mojo BASS...much better deal that it's an inshore model.


Got home , had lunch and wrapped the entire SCIII 3S70MF
from 2-5:15pm

Had enough time to go and try it @ the Lake...
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Cold over cast
39 degrees
Wind 10-12 nw
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5:30-5:44pm - too cold out on the dock..


9 guides wrapped fast! worked very well..
3S70MF

-Casts the 3/8 with the small cigar mr twister as far as the 1/2 oz witht eh bass pro shadee shad
- felt pretty good - but I am still leery that it will snap like a twig under the pressure of a Bass..any size..



Pd

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» 10 March 2013

Spring Ahead 2013~~~~~ 3-10-13

50 degrees
5-10 NW
Bright Sun

Nice warming sunny day with snow still on the ground-- slowly melting off
Birds singing calling spring in....

Got the rod handles sanded but took too much off ..only one came out sort of well. But the new cheap $30 Drill work very very well especially the dial in speed..

now to get the guids on -- the 3S70MF (blue green $1 store stripes)feels like it wants to break already..which is the handel that came out the worst out of all the rods I have built thus far..not a big loss if it does..except for $$$...

Pd

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» 08 March 2013

Snow More Winter Please.....~ 3-8-13

Long 2 day storm -
Good thing the temps stayed above freezing.
But the Winds were crazy aagin - 50+ mph gusts - 28-30 sustained winds

6" of snow - could of been another 20+ if the temps were low..surprisedownFinger

I am done with winter-- 50 on Sunday - Spring ahead - mayb I'll get the rod cork sanded...

finally feel well - 3 months of illness..

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» 05 March 2013

Boat circuit breaker for Nav lights ~ 3-5-13

Time to replace the other Boat circuit breaker - it's just about to give out from corrosion

Carlings parts#

AA1-X00-00-597-3D1-C

FL. Amps.  5
Max volts 277
Hertz 50/60
Delay 24
Trip amps 6.25
Circuit 80

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» 04 March 2013

ONgoiNg pRojects --- 3-4-13

- basement door hinges
- basement door open assist
- basement door paint
- basement inner door
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- garge door pulls:
~1.25" on right side / 1.375" on left side
- garage door double dead bolt locks?- will they Fit? NO?

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Boat circuit breaker $17.50

Carlings parts#

AA1-X00-00-597-3D1-C

FL. Amps.  5
Max volts 277
Hertz 50/60
Delay 24
Trip amps 6.25
Circuit 80

-Boat Tank to Water Seperator fuel line
-Boat New Drain Plugs
-Boat trailer rollers:
~5/8 in. X 13 1/4 in. Roller Shafts with Pal Nuts
~10" ROLLER
~TWO 3 1/4" END CAP ROLLERS




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» 03 March 2013

Big Red breakdown ~ 3-3-13

After the shed collapse finally got around to finishing taking apart big red

I finally felt well enough to work outside n leave the couch

Cut the garage metal door in thirds ..put it to the curb and a truck stopes by takes it all ... Even walked up the driveway to ask about taking my extra trailer rims..kinda bold since they are all they way up n next to the back of the boat

Pd

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WM seminar 3-2-13

Wm fish seminar

Fishguyphotos.com
I'd odd fish for you. 
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Jig blacks
1/8 - 1.25 oz -
Mostly uses 1/2 oz - 3/4
Grind the kalins 
Line 5o lb braid
50 floro
7' 10-20 lb  star rod 

Asain crab ... These are what he believes are keeping them shallow
- take the top off the crb or
- crack the top of crab - scent 
- hook through side of crab 

- drag set all the way

Find big rocks big holes

Spring shallow blacks 
12-30
Don't leave shallow all season.. Just don't bite
Port Washington area 
Sept Water temp 70-- @ 50 degree they move deep

Snafu rig ...

Hudson park tackle jig

Fish for 15-20 min .. Nada = move

Find the edges 

Angleo P

Small mouth bass lures work on false albies


Fish only on top of rocks in spring when spawning other that they are @edges

Angleo P

Small mouth bass lures work on false albies

Bonito
- can run 8 weeks into Nov

Hick shad --

Spanish Mac -- outer edge of blue school

Mt Sinai 

There are no secret spots on LI
There are only spots that hold secrets

Crab patterns on the  smithtown flats  in 2ft .. 

Use what nature tells u too use

Keep fishing as long as u can find moving waterb

A raft of red -- is actually bay anchovies

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Amanda 
Fishfinder tips
-Wormy reads means larger scup
- wreck shows as hard red 



Anchoring
3-1 amount of line 


Blackfish
- use softerbaits in spring ..  Clams or crushed crab shell off 


rock rig vs wreck rig

Rock rig: see pict
Longer leader
Tie on drop loop
Use snell hook
Tie right above sinker

Plot a wreck 
S plattern 

Tide flow trick--
In coming=Into the city
Out going tide =Out of  the city

Jig blackfishing
Best - if tide and end of tide


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» 01 March 2013

Marching in LIRR HIKE - --- 3-1-13

LIRR Fare Hike ..+ 29 per month ( $278 in 200Shades
was $334
Now $363

MTA Fare Hike...+25 cents.per ride

was $2.25
Now $2.50

that's average of $20 per month increase.

another $50 a month for the commute... for less service, over crowded trains & old 1980s trains

if this keeps up - It will cost me a $1000 a month by the time I retire....

pd

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