Off Topic Springtime is lovely for a stroll in the snark

tanglediver

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I pulled about 8 gallons of pure dust with a little bit of shingle pebbles mixed in from the rain gutters today. One section had to weigh over 30 pounds! Clean enough fill dirt, I just filled in the garden a bit with it. That was a lot of dirt!
 
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Just been fishing... traded my bass boat in on a new boat better for saltwater, since I hardly freshwater fish anymore these days... and I wanted something a little more comfy that I can take both kids on, as the little microskiff was really only good for 1 or 2 people max...

Still a small boat, but big enough for my uses. Had to install trim tabs and switch props, but it's riding great now. I've taken it a bit over 20 miles out and as shallow as 10 inches. That's about the limits I'll go with it though.

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Did I ever tell you that the late, great S and I used to sport-shop at the Pratt & Whitney Surplus Store before they discovered the 'bay?


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Well now you know. 😅
 
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I hope some of y'all can Gather and that it leads to more Snark. Our Spring is leaning into Fall and will quickly become Winter.

But at least those bring better outdoor temperatures and fire/camping season for some of us.
 
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The temperature today was 94... with heat index it was 106... CRAZY. Looking forward to November. More snook and reds plus cooler Temps. Plan on some island camping towards December.

I did get out for a few hours and test out my new kayak today. Kaku Zulu with peddle drive. Picked it up directly from the kaku owner/designer a few days ago. It's prolly the best all around kayak I've ever been on... and I've been on a LOT. I could stand on the seat and take a leak off the side without getting any on the kayak or feeling like I'd fall off. I could stand on the cooler and all. And I'm not the best balanced person.

Tracks well, crazy stable, not the fastest when paddled, at 35" wide and over 100 pounds.. but I've been in slower yaks... but the absolute best thing is the seat... crazy comfy. I've had bonafides, wilderness, bigfish, feel free, vibes, and been in hobie yaks and more... this is prolly my favorite seat yet. And it's a BIG seat.

Managed to pull in a 24" redfish, but the heat had picked up before 11am, and by noon I was back in the truck.

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Henri's gonna track over my house.
See y'all in a few weeks when the power's back on. Hopefully the roof sticks around.
Hold fast and hunker down. Or run. Depending on how close you are to the storm surge. Hope you've got plenty of water stored up. Filling the bathtub means you can flush the commode at the very least.
 
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Henri's gonna track over my house.
See y'all in a few weeks when the power's back on. Hopefully the roof sticks around.
And if you're close to the storm surge, run now. It's not like being miles below the surface.


Not that I know about being miles below the surface. I just know about saying goodbye to my home because the storm surge predictions said it might not be there in a few days. (Fortunately for me they were wrong. Unfortunate for others though...)
 
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