June 5, 2005

Sometimes you think things can’t get any worse…and then they do. It took us about 6 hours to pull the transmission, then 6 hours to get it back on after it was repaired. I was covered in oil, tired, but relieved we were finally going to get fishing again…until my mechanic called. He asked if I had already put the tranny back on, and I knew that wasn’t a good question. He found a part in the parts washer his mechanic had not seen come off when it went in the parts washer, and said the tranny had to come back off to put on the part.

Luckily, I only had to take off the rear of the tranny, which took about an hour, and then about 30 minutes to put it back on. I took the boat for a quick spin around the block, and so far so good. Hope to leave tomorrow – we’ll be the better part of June just filling orders we have, but having our fish in demand is a good thing, too.

Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
F/V Dutch Master
Hook and Line Fresh, Frozen, and Smoked Wild Salmon
Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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