We took the boat out Saturday to get it all ready for fall chinook fishing on the Columbia in 2 weeks. Glad we did - it needs some work!
The two younger boys went out, so we didn't want to mess with the stress and angry old men at the Rainier, OR launch. St Helens was very windy and choppy- we took waves over the bow!
Fishing was VERY slow - only saw one boat drift off anchor for a fish. My friend reported it was "stinkin' red-hot" up at Rainier... a bunch of new fish coming through and all the boats were limiting out. The story of my life. Oh well - it was nice and we had fun. The big motor didn't want to start, but the little motor (kicker) started right up. I think the starter needs to be replaced. Grrrr.