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« on: March 27, 2008, 12:38:33 PM »

That has got to be the biggest salmon I have ever seen (a BLUEBACK is a salmon).


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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 12:54:55 PM »

How operational is the Blueback?  If they removed the welded on gang plank, could she be motored out to sea?
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 04:30:40 PM »

Salmon?  Are you talking about class?  I thought the Blueback was a Barbel class?

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 05:39:43 PM »

Great photos! Lance I think he is talking about the type of fish, like a blueback is a type of Slamon. Just my 2 cents though.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 06:07:43 PM »

Great photos! Lance I think he is talking about the type of fish, like a blueback is a type of Slamon. Just my 2 cents though.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 07:14:48 PM »

Yes, I was referring to the salmon fish and repeating what the Canadian goose was thinking as it swam up to the boat.


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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 07:23:21 PM »

The boat is afloat, but is not operational at all.  Her screw has been removed and is on display at the head of the ramp down to her.  She got underway via tugs a few years back for a trip down the river to a drydock for repairs.  Even though both batteries, all 3 diesels and the main motors are still in place, they are far from functional.


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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 10:04:47 AM »

You're a lot closer than we are.  You're still on the water and you still have the batteries. Smiley  Some of the other boats have been working on getting the diesels running, again.


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