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 Posted: Mon Dec 17th, 2012 06:00 pm
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Had 2 charters today, the first one ended quickly when sea sickness took over the boat and we were back at Wilsons Wharf 2hrs after we launched , the kiddies could not handle it even though the sea was very nice.
The 2nd trip was also kiddies and they lasted a lot longer than the first bunch.
We went out deep and found water of 25.9deg.C. I found a school of Yellowfin Tuna and we landed 25 of them, I tried swimming 5 of them as live bait but all got taxed, even out in the deep.
I probabaly could have landed at least another 100 Yellowfin Tuna if I wanted to, but we decided to head back. Inchore the water was miserable.


The day ended in disaster when we lost propulsion on one engine as we entered the harbour, after inspection it was a shaft that twisted and sheared off, and when I dived under Fat Girl I fould a huge Blue Net twisted around the prop and shaft. Gonna be an expensive repair

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 06:23 pm
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Hey FA, bummer on the shaft!

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 06:44 pm
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Fat Girl is out on the hard, shafts etc. removed and at the engineers. If all goes well should have her back in the water tomorrow night. Was a very hard day.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 06:45 pm
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At least I get the opportunity to fit the new 19x22xZ4 props. More speed, lower rpm, less fuel

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 06:46 pm
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Big Blue Crane

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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2012 06:57 pm
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Quite a procedure, and not the best time of year! hope she running again soon.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 06:33 pm
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Fat Girl is back in the water and running smooth like a new Mercedes Benz. New props are awesome, getting 16-17knots at 2000rpm and a really nice rooster in the wash

Special thanks to all my customers for your patience with my down time and accomodating the change in schedules

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 Posted: Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 01:22 pm
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We are getting Dorado every trip, the water remains cold and green for most parts

FRIDAY
Was out this morning, sea was flat as can be, water was mosty a greenish colour. Best water we found was 24deg.C and South definately looked cleaner than North
Got a nice Dorado of around 7Kg, found 2 schools of Tuna but the were not interested in anything and their jaws were locked, we went over, through, around, and under, threw stuff at them with zero result. Did some bottoms but nothing special and went back in

SUNDAY
Inshore water is warm and green with no fish, out deeper the water is cooler but cleaner. We found 25.4deg.C just off number one. Went deep today, after the 600m the sea was huge and so we worked the 400m and landed a couple of Dorado.

Fat Girl is running well.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 24th, 2012 05:06 pm
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Today we went out deep today looking for a bill, after running for over 2 hours we found cobalt blue water at 26.3deg.C at about 800m, we fished as deep as 2000m and our round rip was 160kms or so.

Saw lots of flying fish, but got no site of a bill. At 1600m we had a double hook up with a Bull and Queen Dorado, the Bull weighed in a a whopping 20Kg. In total we landed 6 Dorado the rest all Queens around 9Kg.

I am extatic with that massive bull, this 20Kg fish is a new record for my clients, he gave a hard fight, but when I put him on the deck he died almost immediatly, he had also swallowed the kona deep into his belly and we could only remove it when we gutted the fish.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 24th, 2012 05:19 pm
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 Posted: Thu Dec 27th, 2012 08:27 pm
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With regard to the recent repairs I had to do to Fat Girl

Bearing in mind it was at that time of year when most engineering companies and material suppliers are closed or closing.

These guys went the extra mile to help me get Fat Girl back on the water.

HJ Engineering - Devon Road, Pinetown - Richard - 0825217646
These guys made my shafts, are highly compentent with excellent workmanship, the even worked right through the night to get me my parts. There pricing is very fair. They also understand boats and boating very well.

Valley View Engineering - Crestholme - Neville - 0829737052
This guy has a really nice set up and can do all sorts of things including general engineering and stainless work, he offers a 24/7 service, collects and delivers. Even machined a spacer for me at 05h00 in the morning

I highly recomend both these companies.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 27th, 2012 09:35 pm
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nice mike
lekka catches there.
great to see you still get good service.
seems like they had a great time on the boat.

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