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I have room for 4 tomorrow morning. We'll depart cape isle of wight about 7 AM. I'm gonna run out about 10 -20 miles and wreck fish. Target will be Cbass, Flounder and whatever else is biting.

We'll split gas and bait, BYOB/L.

Call me 410.213.0020

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Wish I could join you,I'll look forward to some photos.Good luck!

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wished I'd have seen this before today Bob, I sat around and did nothing yesterday,anything good?

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How did the trip go Bob? Did you finally get your keeper flounder for they year?

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Took the new Bohica out to B Bouy today. It was a nice comfortable 40 minute run from OC inlet (used to take 1:15-30 on the pursuit). I stopped at Fenwick shoal for about a half hour with nary a nibble. Once we got to B, I got right into the dink Cbass, Skate and sea robins. If I had caught an oyster cracker, I could have gotten my Delaware Grand Slam from IGFA.

I managed a keeper bass, and we moved to some deeper water on the west side and got heavy into the croakers.

We met up with Bad Kitty on site 10, and swapped photos. Same boat as mine, 4' longer, bigger engines.

The one thing I'm still getting used to is how much the trim affects the ride, and how important it is to keep it trimmed properly. It was a really fun ride home. I kept it trimmed up a bit, and was able to hop all the way home at 30 kts and a really dry ride in 3' seas while Oliver took a nap. Without a doubt, this is the best boat I've ever had. I'll never own another monohull.

I will give more notice before the next trip. We snapped a few pictures, but we were so busy with the croakers, not really a whole lot of time to mess with the camera.

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Nice - glad you like the new ride Bob! Hope to see it soon myself

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Bob looks like one nice day on the water, glad to hear the new boat is running great and that your hitting some fish.

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Did you BURP those Sea Bass?

Good report Brotha! Looks like NOAA was WRONG AGAIN!

Glad you had fun man! Good luck... When are we installing the Hot tub on the bow?

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No kiddin', Ryan. It's gonna be like tuna fishing on a pontoon boat. I'm seriously considering renaming her "PONTUNA"....lol.

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No kiddin', Ryan. It's gonna be like tuna fishing on a pontoon boat. I'm seriously considering renaming her "PONTUNA"....lol.

Isn't it considered bad luck to rename a boat?

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Isn't it considered bad luck to rename a boat?

Not if you do it right, see below. However, the boat is not currently named, so yes I can name her anything I want. I'm sticking with BOHICA, tho....PONTUNA was a joke.

Everyone knows that renaming your boat will bring nothing but bad luck and make your boating experience something that you will want to forget. But what happens when, after months of searching, you find your dreamboat with a name that you just cannot live with. For example, my first love was a 28-foot Alden with the most beautiful lines I’d ever seen. She was named Perfidious. How could anything this graceful be named betrayer of trust? Well, I never bought her, but I often thought that if I had, I would have renamed her Magic, after my wife. Renaming a boat is, of course, not something to be done lightly. Since the beginning of time, sailors have sworn that there are unlucky ships and the unluckiest ships of all are those who have defied the gods and changed their names. So, is there a way to change a name and not incur the wrath of those deities that rule the elements? Yes, Virginia, there is.

poseidon-1.jpgAccording to legend, each and every vessel is recorded by name in the Ledger of the Deep and is known personally to Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea. It is logical therefore, if we wish to change the name of our boat, the first thing we must do is to purge its name from the Ledger of the Deep and from Poseidon’s memory. This is an involved process beginning with the removal or obliteration of every trace of the boat’s current identity. This is essential and must be done thoroughly. I once went through the ceremony after the owner had assured me that every reference to his boat’s old name had been purged from her. A couple of weeks later, he discovered he had missed a faded name on her floating key chain. I advised him to start over, perhaps with a little extra libation for the ruler of the sea. Unfortunately, he declined. Since then, his boat has been struck by lightning, had its engine ruined by the ingress of the sea, been damaged by collision and finally sunk! It pays to be thorough.

In purging your boat, it is acceptable to use White-Out or some similar obliterating fluid to expunge the boat’s name from log books, engine and maintenance records etc., but it is much easier to simply remove the offending document from the boat and start afresh. Don’t forget the life rings and especially the transom and forward name boards. Do not under any circumstances carry aboard any item bearing your boat’s new name until the purging and renaming ceremonies have been completed! Once you are certain every reference to her old name has been removed from her, all that is left to do is to prepare a metal tag with the old name written on it in water-soluble ink. You will also need a bottle of reasonably good Champagne. Plain old sparkling wine won’t cut it.

Since this is an auspicious occasion, it is a good time to invite your friends to witness and to party.

Begin by invoking the name of the ruler of the deep as follows:

Oh mighty and great ruler of the seas and oceans, to whom all ships and we who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to expunge for all time from your records and recollection the name (here insert the old name of your vessel) which has ceased to be an entity in your kingdom. As proof thereof, we submit this ingot bearing her name to be corrupted through your powers and forever be purged from the sea. (At this point, the prepared metal tag is dropped from the bow of the boat into the sea.)

In grateful acknowledgment of your munificence and dispensation, we offer these libations to your majesty and your court. (Pour at least half of the bottle of Champagne into the sea from East to West. The remainder may be passed among your guests.)

It is usual for the renaming ceremony to be conducted immediately following the purging ceremony, although it may be done at any time after the purging ceremony. For this portion of the proceedings, you will need more Champagne, Much more because you have a few more gods to appease.

Begin the renaming by again calling Poseidon as follows:

Oh mighty and great ruler of the seas and oceans, to whom all ships and we who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to take unto your records and recollection this worthy vessel hereafter and for all time known as (Here insert the new name you have chosen), guarding her with your mighty arm and trident and ensuring her of safe and rapid passage throughout her journeys within your realm.

In appreciation of your munificence, dispensation and in honor of your greatness, we offer these libations to your majesty and your court. (At this point, one bottle of Champagne, less one glass for the master and one glass for the mate are poured into the sea from West to East.)

The next step in the renaming ceremony is to appease the gods of the winds. This will assure you of fair winds and smooth seas.Because the four winds are brothers, it is permissible to invoke them all at the same time, however, during the ceremony; you must address each by name.

Begin in this manner:

Oh mighty rulers of the winds, through whose power our frail vessels traverse the wild and faceless deep, we implore you to grant this worthy vessel (Insert your boat’s new name) the benefits and pleasures of your bounty, ensuring us of your gentle ministration according to our needs.

(Facing north, pour a generous libation of Champagne into a Champagne flute and fling to the North as you intone:) Great Boreas, exalted ruler of the North Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your frigid breath.

(Facing west, pour the same amount of Champagne and fling to the West while intoning:) Great Zephyrus, exalted ruler of the West Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your wild breath.

(Facing east, repeat and fling to the East.) Great Eurus, exalted ruler of the East Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your mighty breath.

(Facing south, repeat, flinging to the South.) Great Notus, exalted ruler of the South Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your scalding breath.

Of course, any champagne remaining will be the beginnings of a suitable celebration in honor of the occasion.

Once the ceremony has been completed, you may bring aboard any and all items bearing the new name of your vessel. If you must schedule the painting of the new name on the transombefore the ceremony, be sure the name is not revealed before the ceremony is finished. It may be covered with bunting or some other suitable material.

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Cliff Notes on the Above Post Please!

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Cliffs Notes:

Your boat is going to bend you over anyway. If you do not want to blame it on re-naming the vessel, be sure to do this hocus pocus to please the gods of the sea.

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Ryan has the attention span of a fruit fly. lol.

1. Remove all traced of the former name from the boat and any object on her, including logs and maintenance documents.

2. Say a prayer.

3. Christen with GOOD champagne and make an offering to the sea gods.

Ryan, you may actually want to read the whole post and follow it. Looking at what happened to your boat last weekend makes me think.....

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Cliffs Notes:

Your boat is going to bend you over anyway. If you do not want to blame it on re-naming the vessel, be sure to do this hocus pocus to please the gods of the sea.

Hence the name BOHICA! Woo hoo

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Ryan has the attention span of a fruit fly. lol.

1. Remove all traced of the former name from the boat and any object on her, including logs and maintenance documents.

2. Say a prayer.

3. Christen with GOOD champagne and make an offering to the sea gods.

Ryan, you may actually want to read the whole post and follow it. Looking at what happened to your boat last weekend makes me think.....

The Last boat was Christened with a Great Bottle of Bubbly! We took her out to the DE Bay - Tied up - and Drank w/ Family and Friends...

The New NOT RIGHT has NOT been Christened....

I guess this is why we saw THIS on Sat!

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I think we should name out boat BOHICA HARDER

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Nice! But I want royalties. A couple tuna trips a year should do it!!

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