Saturday February 3, 2018 Bandon Oregon
A short drive north to Bandon
We left about 9:30 today to go crabbing. We drove up 101 north to Ron’s place just below Bandon. He has a boat and most of the crab traps.
Putting out the traps
They put out five crab traps. We immediately lost site of one of the traps and couldn’t fine the buoy, but figured the fast incoming high tide was strong enough to submerge the buoy it was out of site. We figured it would show up when the tide went slack and it did.
Killed some time
We hung around out there shooting the bull for a half hour or so then they pulled up a trap or two.
Time to pull up some traps
Not as good as bragged about
Well we didn’t do quite as well as the guys n the boat bragged about, but we got enough for us and some friends to have a nice crab dinner.
Installed some spark plugs on the big motor
From there we drove on over to the Napa parts store to get new spark plugs for the larger motor as it wouldn’t run properly.
Steve installed the new plugs at the Napa Store and we stopped at a small lake to test the engine out.
Test fails, no start
Ron hits pot holes and messes up the boat
Driving out the dirt road to the main road Ron hit a pot hole that tilted his boat on the trailer badly so we stopped at Ron’s house to help him get the boat back on the trailer properly. Luckily he has a Bobcat machine which we used to get the boat back right on the trailer. Steve then tried to get the motor to go again with no luck. They need some new cables to make it all work right.
I’ll stick with my kayak as there are no motors to deal with.
Once home Steve set up water for boiling and he boiled up the crab.
Just the way crab should be
All the paddling I did today chasing the motor boat around really wore me out so I am beat.