Propped!

Propped!

October 31, 2018 Wednesday   Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL     0 nautical miles

30°34’05.1″N 88°05’32.5″W
30.568088, -88.092370
Elevation: -2 feet

WARNING!  Bruce said I have a lot of pictures for a down day.

Getting Propped

Dog River Marina, AL - Getting Propped - The boat needed to be pulled to swap out the props. Pulling into the lift.
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – The boat needed to be pulled to swap out the props. Pulling into the lift.
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – On the lift
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – Dang they look good. Solid brass. It cost $600 to get the props done and another $450 ($10@foot) to haul out the boat to put the props on. Would have been nice to have a smaller boat today.
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – They needed to use an acetylene torch to loosen the old props before they could be pulled off.
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – Putting on the props.
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – Bath time as long as it is out of the water.
Dog River Marina, AL – washing down the boat (nice legs and pretty props)
Dog River Marina, AL – Getting Propped – The baptism

Breaking in the new Crew

Dog River Marina, AL – Breaking in a new crew. Perky’s cooking and Bruce is fixing the refridge.
Dog River Marina, AL – Breaking in a new crew worked so well we lent Bruce out to our neighbor. Better yet, the neighbor bought our Fortress anchor from us. The one we really hate.

Mile High (well 19′ from the deck of the floor to the deck of flying flying bridge)

I’ve always been a little amazed at the fishing boats with the REAL high flying bridges. I got the opportunity to ascend to the top of the a Hatteras sports fishing boat the flying flying bridge. The deck of the flying flying bridge is 19 feet above the main deck.

Dog River Marina, AL – Up up and away – Ascent to the flying flying bridge.
Dog River Marina, AL – Top of the world on the flying flying bridge

The ship is in!!!!!

We waited for our ship to come in all day. (The shrimp fishing boat.)

Dog River Marina, AL – Top of the world on the flying flying bridge. There is a full bridge at both the top level and the mid level.
Black Dog Marina, AL – The ship is in! Docking into position.
Black Dog Marina, AL – The ship is. Tied to dock and getting ready to sell shrimp to walk ups. There must have been over a dozen of us.
Today is Halloween and I think the white fishing net floats look like skeleton heads.
Black Dog Marina, AL – Buying fresh shrimp that was caught less than an hour ago! The guy in the middle is grabbing shrimp by the hand full and weight it out. The guy in the white is sorting the shrimp out by sizes. We bought 4# of large shrimp for $6 a pound!
Black Dog Marina, AL – Cleaning shrimp
Black Dog Marina, AL – Heads pulled and ready for deveining
Black Dog Marina, AL – Deveining shrimp (heads and antenna in the lower bag)
Black Dog Marina, AL – Heads or tails?
Black Dog Marina, AL – Beautiful tail on the shrimp
Black Dog Marina, AL – Four pounds cleaned and washed
Black Dog Marina, AL – Shrimp two ways – Shrimp scampi and seasoned boiled shrimp in progress.
Black Dog Marina, AL – Fine dining at its best. Hours old shrimp.

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