On the way out, I noticed that the starboard motor was burning 5 more gallons per hour than the port, which is real weird.
A few minutes later, it blew some smoke and vibrated, so shut her down.
Luckily, we shut down right next to a pile of birds.
A few minutes later it was WFO and our crew of killers turned their "practice stop" into wholesale carnage, putting 20 fish on the deck.
We were stuck running on one motor, so we could not venture far, but pretty soon we had them going again and damn near plugged the boat.
Since we were now a 7 knot boat instead of a 27 knot boat, we had to head in early.
We kept the gear out and 20 miles late (.46 line) a troll rod goes off and we dump bait.
We ended up with a huge tuna and saw some flashers, but could not convert.
We kept heading east at 7-9 knots and hit the bar just right.
We (or at least I was) were beat, so we headed to the to the Ilwaco Tuna Club for some well deserved beer and cocktails.
The wind is blowing real hard, so we have a few days to get the fueling issue figured out.
Fishing is awesome right now and we can't wait to get back out there.