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post #25 of Old 10-27-2013
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Re: Fishing

Well Gary there is no way I would any billfish into my cockpit. In fact I am leary of boating anything over 30lbs as sometimes they go into a final desperate thrash and can do damage. A wahoo of about 80lbs virtually destroyed my cockpit on my previous boat. Mind you I did some of the damage as I thought it was a big cuda and was up on the gunnel whacking away with the gaff!

All my fish are caught on handlines and if I get something heavy then I will use a winch. Leather gardening gloves are a must though.

Mostly I get small tuna and dorado though.
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