June 30, 2006

Boat repaired and on our way shortly after noon. Ran 5 hours to where we anchored, near the water we’ll fish tomorrow. Rain is clearing out, and it looks like dry weather and westerly winds for the next 5 days, so it will be sloppy out on the ocean and glad I’m on this boat that’s much larger than the Dutch Master. The transmission was still out on the DM when we left Pelican, and I feel bad for the new owner. It goes to show that a mechanical repair not done well can continue to cost the boat owner both the cost of repair elsewhere and lost fishing time, even across seasons and owners. A rebuild should last 5 years, and not only 1 as this one has. Hope he finds a solution today. Lots more sea otters here than I remember.

Mark Stopha
F/V Dutch Master
Alaska Wild Salmon Co
4455 N Douglas Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801

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