May 23, 2005

A good trip turned sour in a hurry yesterday. I had a fire in the area of my
ceiling where my exhaust stack goes through. It smelled like a fish smoker,
and took me a while to find it. More smoldering than a fire, but would have
burned through the ceiling had I not caught it. In between running fish around
today and selling from our boat, I removed the cowling cover on the roof of the
wheelhouse, and was relieved to find that the problem was a muffler that had
rusted or burned through in a few places. Always like the easy fixes, rather
than going on a rabbit hunt. Hope to be able to get the part in short order,
as I have to order it from Oregon as none in Juneau or Anchorage. I’m sure the
fishing will be fantastic every day I miss…