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Old 12-07-2008, 06:59   #31
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hey cat with the price of fuel to go to 8$ are you rethinking a rig on that ski boat of yours
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Nup, with the sort of miles I plan on doing, say 100on one day and then sit for a couple of weeks I think my diesel will still go a long way.

Prices at the moment in Malaysia are still about $0.70c/litre so my $60k worth of rig and sails is still good for 85714 nm

Thats still 4 circumnavigations worth.

Even when fuel prices rise further there, the low cost of living will more than offset the fuel prices (compared to Oz)


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Re salting/curing fish

Knew a serious fisherman/cruiser who cured a lot of fish ( over salted it in my opinion ) . He did indicate that some fish, I think the oiler ones did not make good, tastey, fish jerky. Any further recipe/input please.
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yep thats a really good point.
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Nup, with the sort of miles I plan on doing, say 100on one day and then sit for a couple of weeks I think my diesel will still go a long way.
How long you run your engine(s) for is just as important as how much fuel per hour they use....
may have to do a bit less trolling though.... ; )
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Old 13-07-2008, 16:21   #34
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yep thats a really good point.


How long you run your engine(s) for is just as important as how much fuel per hour they use....
may have to do a bit less trolling though.... ; )
Indeed, just as well (up there) its cheap to buy fresh off the boats.

I wonder if I can tune up a local fisherman for a delivery of Fresh prawns, Fresh squid, Fresh fish AND a carton of tiger beer a couple of times a week

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Indeed, just as well (up there) its cheap to buy fresh off the boats.
I wonder if I can tune up a local fisherman for a delivery of Fresh prawns, Fresh squid, Fresh fish AND a carton of tiger beer a couple of times a week
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Almost certainly, in most places (tho', depending upon the local supply situation, the beer could be problematic).
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Those long, all-day travels have more interest when I troll a Clark spoon and leader. (I singlehand and it can get boring once and a while) Angel just has a Penn reel attached to her stern rail and I trail the line out. Good trolling speeds are 5-plus knots, but I have problems catching "non-food" fish, when all I'm interested in is lunch! Here's a shot of one too many barracuda that snap up the lure. This one in caribbean waters. Also catch too many lizard fish, also not edible. Mahi-mahi the best bet, there you got to be deeper water and troll past weed lines and slicks. Look for birds working the weed lines or debris floating in water. Mahi hang around that. Trolling is very interesting when going across the Gulf Stream.
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I was sailing a 43 ft cat from honduras to Isla Morada Fl. Every morning 6 lines were thrown out. We didnt need to be more actively fishing , it was trolling really, and we had a destination to get to so both worked. When fish is on line, kill engine, or drop sail, reel in , fillet and on the bbq 15 min. yum.. This way enjoy sailing and fishing
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Trolling under sail? As soon as you hook up, tack, but do not release the sheets, in other words, HEAVE TO! The boat is now quiet and stable and you don't have to struggle while boating a very unhappy fish. Best situation, gaff the fish, cut its throat and let it bleed outboard. Worst situation, boat the fish, try to beat it to death while it is bleeding and flopping around on deck or in the cockpit, then spend an hour cleaning up blood and scales from the most amazing places.
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Bleeding fish b4 bring on board

I agree with Roy. Our Captain taught me with the first fish I caught to bring the fish up on board, bottom steps of stern on the cat..spear fish to kill it, slice the belly and then I threw it back to drag behind the boat for a few minutes to bleed out. As the Captain said it makes a huge mess to try and clean up. I remember as I was cleaning my first fish I was waiting for jaws to jump and grab me and the fish. Ha Ha
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I don't have the stern steps, so I bring 'em in with the gaff, and quickly pour vodka or cheap rum over the gills. Much quicker, less messy, and more humane than beating them to death with a billy club. Make sure the booze is in a plastic bottle!
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Any cruisers out there going to Bimini 8/28/8to 9/1/08? We have a dock with electric and water you can stay at in exchange for some fishing.
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Knew a serious fisherman/cruiser who cured a lot of fish ( over salted it in my opinion ) . He did indicate that some fish, I think the oiler ones did not make good, tastey, fish jerky. Any further recipe/input please.
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Mackeral have that same problem for me, however, if you smoke it and have it cold, it is great!
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