Getting closer, we hope.
Groundhog day again today.
Yesterday the shaft was adjusted again and it looked like it was still not true.
We pulled boat and our team pulled the shaft and sent it across the river to a machine shop.
It turns out that the coupler face was not true and that it needed to be machined to fit the new shaft.
It should be sorted out early next week and as soon as we get our new props (Wednesday?) we will get her back in the water and try them out.
The ONLY saving grace is that fishing is LOUSY right now.
Lots of very good fishermen in the single digits and averages of one or less per rod from most of the charters.
The good news is that the top tuna fisherman out of Ilwaco (commercial) said that he has been seeing (360 degree sonar) big schools of tuna that are around 180 feet down.
Once they pop, and they always do, all hell is going to break loose and we will be there.
8/5/2017 07:29:23 am
Got to hand it to you and your crew for doing everything possible to get the Shake N Bake back on the water. From shafts and struts, to new props; you guys don't cut corners or look for short cuts, you just do things right! I'm betting you're right that it's just a matter of days before the masses of tuna and the Shake N Bake meet on the big blue.
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