7/21/19 Ocean Therapy

patfishhi

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Been sick for a couple weeks (yes whimp) went to my Doc on Wednesday... "I'm just gonna treat you as if you have pneumonia" she says, actually good with that it, sounded like I was dying when I'd hack up half a lung.

More to the story, I tried to go last week Saturday, 7/13 and blew a coolant hose, came back in; pulled the hose on Sunday. Replaced it this past Saturday, filled the coolant and tested, uh-oh??? Just keep getting bubbles into the expansion tank, the coolant system never builds pressure. Top it off again, run it up to temp and pull back in. Decide to take a run yesterday with primary focus stbd engine trouble shooting. Get down to the boat, top it off again (yes the oil is fine), since I'm going, Mike and his friend Pat jump on board to help out, the plan run out some, monitor temps, check coolant system and crankcase every hour or so. First hour, system has built pressure crank case is fine, next hour same thing, maybe she is OK, must have taken awhile to fill all the nooks and crannies in the system. What a huge relief.

Now lets get down to the real stuff. Maybe around 7:30 somewhat straight out, the port rigger goes, it acts like the right stuff, and the line breaks; Mike and I cut every single effin' Spro 195# low profile swivels off and replace with the regular ones I've used for years. Another hour later the stbd corner goes, Pat (Mikes bud) has the "first up duties", at first thought marlin, then not, get her to leader, I leader, Mike gaffs, over the rail she comes. Chee! Clean up and set back up.

Maybe another hour or so later the stbd flat goes, dumps 100yds and comes off, leader is clean, probably the right stuff. Keep going, chasing some birds, see a couple boats stopped, we don't get bit. Since the purpose for the day was to test the stbd engine, feeling pretty good, engine seems happy and there is a nice ahi on ice.

It's early afternoon, still out 16 heading towards the pinnacle, see some whites so head it up north, look over my shoulder and see a splash straight out, turn the Kai'Nana back outside; Mike and Pat down below, I'm in the tower. 5 minutes later I hear that #64 rubber band part and the Tiagra, in close flat line go, then the port corner Makaira go as well. After dealing with a little bit of a tangle, Mike gets the first fish to leader, I leader Mike gaffs. We let Mike take the second fish also, get to leader, I leader Pat gaffs, Chee!!! What a great way to test an engine.
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So last week Mike went to Kona and went 3 of 4 on Blues, all with that lure he has in his hands (Crane cut face), the leader was still trashed, single stiff rig hanging out of the lure and it gets the biggest fish of the day, opportunistic feeders.
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A couple chrome jets, Shiroma and the Crane 12" cut face.

Cheers
Pat
 
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shbite

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Good job pat !! I crewed a charter yesterday out of haleiwa got to the 500 inside of ii ppl got sick turned down sea rigger pops get one about 120. Home by 11.
 

shadzdad

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Pat and crew, one hell of a shakedown run. Glad you and the boat are running as should, seems like reverting back to the old swivels put Kai Nana back to her normal catching #s??
 

ahi lawaia

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Way to catchem up, Pat! Awesome how you can consistently find the right stuff. Motivates us to keep trying.
 
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Adamlynam23

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We were right next to you yesterday and saw the boys standing up on the back fighting fish. Knew it had to be you. Good going. We had a two day skunk this weekend. Guess they didn't like what we had. Glad the kai nana is ok and you are feeling better. See u out there !
 

patfishhi

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Engine running good and three ahi in the box, a great test run day.
Thanks Steven, right place right time was the call of the day.
Good job pat !! I crewed a charter yesterday out of haleiwa got to the 500 inside of ii ppl got sick turned down sea rigger pops get one about 120. Home by 11.
Thanks Steve, good goin' on the fish; hopefully you still got a decent tip.
Pat and crew, one hell of a shakedown run. Glad you and the boat are running as should, seems like reverting back to the old swivels put Kai Nana back to her normal catching #s??
Thanks Darren, I think I'm running on 7 cylinders, Kai'Nana I think is running on all cylinders, I need some more therapy.
Way to catchem up, Pat! Awesome how you can consistently find the right stuff. Motivates us to keep trying.
Thanks Courtland, it really was just one of those days, right place right time and damn lucky.
We were right next to you yesterday and saw the boys standing up on the back fighting fish. Knew it had to be you. Good going. We had a two day skunk this weekend. Guess they didn't like what we had. Glad the kai nana is ok and you are feeling better. See u out there !
Thanks Adam, was pretty sure that was you guys. Sorry about the boat rides; you'll get 'em next time.

Cheers
Pat
 
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russell kato

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Congrats on another great day on the water! I hope the fish will be around when I get back...1st week in August!
 

patfishhi

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