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Old 11 August 2012, 18:14   #31
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but I did find out that a 115 yammie 2stroke does not like to troll. You know that feeling you get when you advance the throttle and she spits and coughs?
Common with a lot of OB offshore fishing boats, I think. They make something called a trolling plate so you can higher power settings without increasing speed.

Glad your trip went well.

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Common with a lot of OB offshore fishing boats, I think. They make something called a trolling plate so you can higher power settings without increasing speed.

Glad your trip went well.

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A sea anchor (Parachute) or even a bucket works to slow the boat down too.

We camped at Arbuckle Flat a month ago and had a good time

I hadn't stepped on a wakeboard since I broke my leg throwing a tantrum, many years ago. Riding came right back, like I never stopped riding. Not that I was throwing any inverts though, and especially not behind a SIB.


Adeline popped right out of the water and started wakeboarding her first try.


Bully Hill Mine. Pretty cool to visit, but keep in mind it is a toxic waste area.


Pit Arm of Shasta lake. Hence all the trees. This was pretty far up river, but still a long way from where the rapids started.


Headed home...the boat was packed pretty full of camping gear, and bodies.


I rigged a pulley system and we put our food high up in a tree, including the cooler. Good thing as early one morning my friend took the boat fishing, and when he returned there were bear prints on the shore. We saw tons of wildlife, and enjoyed a short weekend swimming and hiking around the lake.
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A sea anchor (Parachute) or even a bucket works to slow the boat down too.
Runs the risk of fouling the trolling line.

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All this talk of altitude makes of think of the (to me) useless mixture controls on my 1970s Johnson aux. Never used them in "sunny" Scotland, but there you have it. It being altitude...
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Runs the risk of fouling the trolling line.

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*shrugs* I learned it from a fisherman camped next to us at Shasta Lake many years ago. He ran two buckets.

This thread has good information regarding the cheap bucket method, with photos.
SLAMMER'S TROLLING BUCKET SET UP

Boat Brakes: For Trolling, Drift Fishing or Emergency Use

Google "trolling brakes" for even more info.
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Pretty short line. Most parachute type sea anchors I've seen are deployed on something about 10 times as long.

Plus, I don't hook-and-line, so what do I know about trolling?

Off topic: Pete: Next Albion trip is Sept 14-16.

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Great pics Pete and great weather by the looks of it too. I would be a bit wary of camping were bears are concerned though I hope you had your Magnum .44 with you ... just in case
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Bears are a possibility just about anywhere in the US you'd want to camp (and quite a few you wouldn't, though that wouldn't be because of bears.)

Reports have recently come in of bears in residential areas in (from memory here): San Diego, Anaheim, Santa Rosa, and I think Santa Barbara.

Not a real big deal as long as you take precautions (like Pete, hanging food from an outer point of a tree limb.) They'd rather flee than fight for the most part, unless it's a mom and cubs (which can be a decidedly tricky scenario.)

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Pretty short line. Most parachute type sea anchors I've seen are deployed on something about 10 times as long.

Plus, I don't hook-and-line, so what do I know about trolling?

Off topic: Pete: Next Albion trip is Sept 14-16.

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The buckets are on a short leash so to speak. As I said I saw a fisherman with a similar set up.

I fly fish on high mountain streams only. Only have three fly rods and nothing else. Plus I catch and release unless the fish gets injured.

Wrong dates on the Albion trip it is the 23rd thru the 26th with North Coast Divers LOL Unfortunately my folks are having a party for their 50th anniversary on Saturday argg. Going up Thursday till Saturday morning. Always a good time with unreal food! Fresh fish, crab, uni, sea weed, and of course salads, fruits and other meats.

Might be able to join up for that trip, but I would be bringing at least a few folks for dive buddies?? Okay I use them for towing the boat over the mountains too.

Bears? Bah, I have had them sniff my head on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake while trying to sleep. They are only interested in people for the food. At least our cute brown bears. Take the food out of the equation, and let them go about their business. "Feed a bear, kill a bear".
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All this talk of altitude makes of think of the (to me) useless mixture controls on my 1970s Johnson aux. Never used them in "sunny" Scotland, but there you have it. It being altitude...
So mine wasn't the only one that had the useless mixture control
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