Saturday, July 29, 2017

Really Cool Sailing Canoe Models

We saw this at the Navy Exchange this morning -

Really nice - and if I didn't have too many projects going on right now, this is something I would like to get into -

Skunked Hard - Lots of Fish Around

I took Marlon and Noe out this morning as the solunar table indicated it would be an active fishing day.  We saw lots of fish - barracuda, surgeonfish, oama, nehu, papio and others - but Marlon was using flies and I was using a kastmaster and grubs - so in a word we got "skunked".

But it was a great morning to be out on the water and Marlon was trying out the flyrod I recently got for him -

Fun morning (even if w didn't catch any fish)!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Clamp Post Results

The clamp post works - but definitely need to add floatation aides (on my last wave it did get knocked off and I had to look for it (PHEW!!!).  A camera float and some additional lengths of pool noodle should do the trick.  I may try the bigger clamp just so there won't be any shifting.   Here are some of the pictures from yesterday afternoon.

This was on a super full tide - the waves were tiny - but the funny thing about gopros - waves and bellies can look way bigger than they really are ;)

But like I said earlier - this is a view that you only want to shoot a few times - after that it can get a little repetitive (even the paddle mount I use when SUPing suffers from that now).

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Camera Clamp Trials

I've actually been longboarding a fair bit the past few weeks, but I haven't been carrying a camera.  I really don't want to stick a permanent mount on the board - a few sessions of those shots and I'll never use the mount again.  GoPro sells a clamp that has a lot of versatility, but it's $50.  I've got bunches of clamps and stems hanging around from over endeavors (kayak and SUP fishing mostly), so here is the basic setup.

This will definitely need a good rinse and some WD40 after surfing, but at least it'll start going out more.  I'm also going to get a float for the camera and cut up a pool noodle for the stem in case the assembly gets knocked off.  I may also try out the bigger clamp first... now I feel like going surfing!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Caught a Bunch of Rocks

No kidding -

I ended up pulling up three like this.

Here's a close up of the fly I had tied on (to the end of a whipping rig - not a fly line).

I tied this clouser to mimic these fish - oama

I need to go fishing for these guys specifically next time

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Favorite Sailors

I love my kiddoroosters!!!

And I'm so happy that they have the opportunity to sail as much as they do and that they've really taken to racing and doing their best!  Good luck kids - I'll be cheering for you (while I'm at work...)

Surprise - Surprise!!!

I was helping the kid's sailing club by towing the hulls down to Hawaii Yacht Club in Waikiki.  After disconnecting the trailer, we went around back and guess what we saw....

Two of the three catamarans that raced in this year's TransPac!!!!

Very impressive - and even more so that they shattered the record!!!  Here are a few more conventional pictures of Mighty Merlowe and Maserati 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

More Big Green Egg Action - Brisket


After (12 hours of slow cooking at 225 degrees F)

This came out perfect!

Weights for the Last Three Lures

I picked these up from the ceramics studio yesterday - here are the weights

I'll post weights again once they are fully rigged.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fishing with Noe Again

Marlon was still on his trip to Molokai on July 4th, so I brought Noe out to try and catch some oama that we had seen on the previous fishing trip. The oama were not there...


 We found a beached sea urchin (hawa'e)


And I cast out a kastmaster hoping to hook up with something (besides seaweed). Skunked again - OH WELL - that's why it's called fishing...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fishing Partner Swap Out

Yesterday was errand day - grocery shopping (on pay day weekend - uggggghhhhh), haircut so I don't look like an unkempt bum, putting gas in the minivan and others. But since we would be out, I figured some fishing and ceramics could be worked into the schedule.

 I was thinking the fishing and haircut would get Marlon's interest, but it was Noe that volunteered to come along.


She caught a hinalea!!!

  I was pitching ika strips and this batch seemed to be coming off the hook way to easily during the cast. On one such occasion I was reeling back the rig as quickly as I could and after a little splashing, I pulled this lai to hand. Bare hook!!! Fun fishing trip with a rare fishing partner (not really - she comes out a lot, but Marlon does go fishing more)!