- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 23:12
- Written by Super User
Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters
March 31, 2014
As I was an accountant in my previous life, I’m always trying to make things balance. And the way I see it we must be due some gloriously wonderful weather to make up for this past winter. Whew! Enough already! Well, there are some unmistakable signs that the worst is over… signs like Britt’s Doughnuts is now open and the Kure Beach Pier is up and running. ‘Love it!
If you have a boat, now is the time to get it ready for the new season. I admit I’m a bit lazy and sent Lucy’s Choice out to get the worst of it repaired, cleaned and detailed. She needed repairs for a few small holes and deep scratches, reminders of oyster beds and rocks that were not where I thought they would be.
All boats need regular maintenance and the end of winter is the perfect time to get everything caught up. Be sure to inspect your fuel/water separator and replace it if necessary. Also look at the fuel lines, especially where they connect. Dried up, cracked and brittle hoses will lead to drawing air or leaking fuel, and in either case have the ability to ruin an otherwise beautiful trip. Repair or replace them before they fail. Another common failure can be battery terminals. Make sure they are clean and tight.
Oops. I should have started with Safety Equipment! And now I’m out of space. We’ll review that next week, I promise.
Wishing you the best,
Capt. Mike Harrison
Wow! Winter flounder sent in by Capt Jeff Wolfe. Nice!
Traynor caught this Striper while fishing with Sightfish Light Tackle Guide service.
Picture provided by Sightfish Light Tackle Guide Service. Nice work Capt Allen!