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GSB to SB ~ WEAK Motor Break down + Fly ~ 9-18-10

GSB - SB ~ WEAK Motor Break down + Fly ~ 9-18-10

A sad day --- Started out with alot of promise .. but not a report anyone wants to see or write..

perfect conditions am
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wind e @ 5
water 66
air cool 60
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looked like this past weekend could be a last shot @ Weaks..
got everything together and was out @ the crack of dawn..
warmed up the motor as usual - everything fine...throttle up slow and steady to 4500..cruising.. 15 min in and the HOT water ALARM SCREAMS... not a big deal as this has happened every season on the S-shore eel grass waters..

dropped it down to idle , cleared the intake ( not much there) and waited for the Hot light to go out...still had a the tell tale working ...

never happened..hot light never went off-- 5 min later a second Alarm and the Check engine and oil light come on...and now the timing belt
starts to slip...and then slips badly as I limped towards the ramp......only got a short distance before - I just called TowboatUS to come get me..1st time in 8yrs..I have be trouble free for nearly 3000 hrs...

6:40am - So I anchored up and put out some lines...and wouldn't you know it -- WEAKfish ON! - a little 13" fish... but I have to consider this trip a success as well...my goal is always to just see one...and even anchored in 7ft .. I had another bite on a plastic as well..with the 2 fang mark evident..

40 min after I called a very nice TowboatUS rig showed up... towed me back it - out by 9am
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total:
1 Short Weak ( 13")
1 bite
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threw it on the trailer... back to the drive way ..checked it out closer.. clack - clack clack from the top end and a slipping timing belt just might be it for the season..Sad..

So I unhooked it and put all my fly gear & spin gear in to hit the surf..

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Back to the N shore and fishing by Noon.. took both rods today,..
haven't spin fished from shore since picking up the fly rod.. only did because the wind was in my face..
when it died out by 2:30 .. went back to the fly..
tons of snappers around and 1 little bass ...many many bite offs
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total:
1 Schoolie Bass ( 17")
20? Snappers ( 12-15")
bites bites bites -.... especially with the fly -- the snappers were batting it around all the way in..
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very nice day and I thought about those weaks all day and then some.....even now..

Well I had a good long season on the boat - but looks like I will be Yak , shore and charter bound 'til spring..
Funny thing is, I told my wife 3 weeks ago that I was thinking about repowering in the spring or upgrading to a more modern truck...looks like the motor decided for me.


pd

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