Christening the Cathy-Jean

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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby vtperchman » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:48 pm

nice boat have fun with it :D
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby tiny » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:50 pm

Looks great Rob! Where's the fillet table?
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby voyager » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:50 pm

Sweeeeet! The new rig is looking good, Rob! I did notice one thing missing....where are the beads?
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Thorny » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:18 am

The fillet table is being made. We dialed in a plan and location yesterday. The beads will be back before the next trip. I just needed a little more hardware. How could we fish without the beads! :lol:
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Sleepswithdafishes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:13 am

Congrats Rob!!! Sweet looking ride Wish you good luck!!!! Sleeps
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby JabberJaws » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:14 am

Been without a computer for a week. The boat looks good. Glad you got out. Ramel
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Brian » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:32 am

Congrats Thorny! You'll be warm and dry in that rig for sure. When the lake locks up you can take her over to ME and haul pots. :D
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby karl » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Just curious on two points:

1. Aren't you supposed to break the champain bottle against the hull, rather than pouring a libation onto the bow?

2. Those C-Hawk side decks look wicked narrow, plus have obstructions, too. Is going foward to lift the anchor in even
a moderate chop something the non-athlete could do safely?

3. (okay, I said 2 points, but I often lie): Any plans for cabin heat, like a propane Mr. Buddy?
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Thorny » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:37 am

Hi Karl
We dd not want to break glass in the boat launch. Cathy gave the botte a good shake and gave the boat and myself a good spray. She then handed me the bottle so I could finish the job and have a drink. We also had a second bottle to consume in celebration.
The deck is 8 to 10 inches, far from what i would call "wicked narrow". I believe you would have a much easier time walking around these decks then most others. I do have net holders on the sides, but they are in tracks and are easily removed. If you hold on the the rails on the hardtop you can quite comfortably walk up either side without having to pass a physical. :D Anchoring will be no trouble at all. There is also a hatch window to access the bow
for anchoring or anything else.
Last year I walked around the decks of a 36 footer out in Lake Michigan to launch a set of 50 lb, 5 ft paner boards in 3 to 4 foot waves. I do not see these decks being a problem. :D
I do have a heater for the cabin when needed.
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Reelax » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:09 am

Not sure you will need a heater... With the size if the windows, I bet it will heat by the greenhouse effect!
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby Dagan » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:51 am

Congrats! What a nice platform for cold water fishing on LC!
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Re: Christening the Cathy-Jean

Postby mac » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:16 am

Saw you trolling during the frost bite.. Nice Boat.

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