4th Annual PNW Shambacore (Aug 9-11,2019)

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  1. joel@vomhoko.com

    joel@vomhoko.com Well-Known Member

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    Mark your calendars and
    Wrangle your crews,
    The tides are right
    for tooners shake'n your blues!

    Ilwaco's got bait,
    and that's for sure.
    When cross'n the bar,
    you'll hear the Cummins purr.

    Low exchanges,
    on each and every tide,
    will favor the crossing
    with a very pleasant ride.

    If the tooners are close
    Westport's the gig,
    Whether live bait or iron
    just give it a jig.

    Some like it wet
    And others like it dry
    But that 'chovie in the bilge
    will stink, and that's no lie.

    Your decks will be bloody and
    Clothes permanently stained.
    Arterial red's the color
    if loins are to be gained.

    Our rumbling Shamrock fleet
    will turn the ladies' heads,
    But stiff rods will do the trick
    for lay'n slabs on icy beds.

    OK, enough of the Shammy bard, make way for saucy limmericks....
    There once was a man from......

    Ok, here are the Westport tide predictions that should bode well for this particular weekend, regardless of whether we run out of Ilwaco or Westport. So watch this thread and stay tuned. As always, conditions will be considered as we get closer to the date.
    2019/08/09 Fri 02:33 AM 0.57 L
    2019/08/09 Fri 09:06 AM 6.19 H
    2019/08/09 Fri 02:20 PM 2.89 L
    2019/08/09 Fri 08:52 PM 8.60 H
    2019/08/10 Sat 03:40 AM 0.30 L
    2019/08/10 Sat 10:22 AM 6.40 H
    2019/08/10 Sat 03:26 PM 3.25 L
    2019/08/10 Sat 09:50 PM 8.67 H
    2019/08/11 Sun 04:39 AM 0.00 L
    2019/08/11 Sun 11:25 AM 6.77 H
    2019/08/11 Sun 04:27 PM 3.30 L
    2019/08/11 Sun 10:44 PM 8.79 H
     
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    This looks intriguing. Just so I can begin to worry early and often, how far out have you run in the past to find these steely bullets?
     
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    Subscribing.

    Inked on my calendar.
     
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    Just came across this thread and just what I've been looking for, other boats to tuna fish with. If possible I would like to partake in this event.
     
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    It's on the calendar!
     
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    Honestly guys, the more the merrier.
     
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    Welcome aboard, we can only hope for safe sea conditions and the hogs running close!
     
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    Here's a good 4 part series on running for tuna that starts with a solid overview of boat prep when running offshore:
    http://salmonuniversity.com/archives/2705
    Personally, I'm leaning towards this year's Shambacore running out of Ilwaco, therefore the CR bar, but the principles outlined on Westport Bar crossing follow:
    http://www.leeroysramblings.com/Westport.htm

    What I think is missing is more detailed conversation on bar crossing (CR & Westport) safety, including crew responsibilities. IMHO, while concepts such as twin engines and buddy boating should be considered last-ditch, precautionary measures, there are many more little things and fundamental measures necessary to avoid the lack of planning and preparation turning a great day into not just a bad day for your captain and crew, but other boats and crews too.

    I learned from a great DAN study and personal rescues from diving accidents that most emergencies start before getting in/on the water and emergencies typically involve a series of events. Best preparation against emergencies involves preventive steps to avoid the erosion of layers of safety that allow people to best properly respond to the initial events. Key concept is to maintain those insulating layers of safety that allow everyone to respond to unexpected events.

    For example, a guy has to work late, gets to fishcamp late and gets 2-3 hours of sleep. In the morning he gets seasick off the bat and becomes a deadweight on the boat; later he loses balance; hits his head; loses consciousness with gusher of a head wound that ends the fishing trip for the whole crew with a run to the ER. They guy hadn't even been drinking the nite before, and all this could have easily been prevented by simply getting proper rest and probably re-hydrating. Point being, when running off shore, not just the boat, but the entire crew needs to be responsible for being on their A-game.
     
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