Hold On! Choosing a Working Anchor
|LOA (feet)||Danforth||Danforth Hi-Tensile||Plow||Fortress|
Channel Markers VHF Channels
|16||Hailing and distress|
|09||Ship-to-ship and ship-to-coast (when contacting marinas, for example)|
|68||Same as Channel 9 except it's also used for commercial ship-to-ship|
|06||Ship-to-ship communication for safety only|
|22A||If you call the Coast Guard and your situation isn't life threatening, you'll be switched to this channel|
|21A, 83||Coast Guard-to-Coast Guard only|
|13||Navigational (bridges, locks, and so on)|
|70||Reserved for digital selective calling|
|25, 26, 27, 28||Public telephone-link up with a land-based marine operator|
|69, 71, 72||Ship-to-ship communication|
|WX-1, WX-2, WX-3, WX-4||Weather broadcasts|
Seven signs that fish are probably nearby
1. A distinct smell like cucumber or cantaloupe often means that fish have been foraging for bait in the vicinity. The smell comes from oils in the chewed-up fish as it floats to the surface.
2. Smooth, thin surface slicks may indicate fish feeding below. The slicks are also caused by fish oils.
3. If birds are working the surface, something is or was there.
4. A sudden eruption of white over a large area says fish are feeding.
5. What appears as a dark stick might in fact be a marlin bill. Dark shapes may be fins. Shadows could be the entire fish.
6. Surface rips where you can see the color of water change or where currents come together churning the surface often cause bait fish to panic. Bigger fish know this and come to eat.
7. Weedlines, driftwood, and buoys are offshore structures that offer small fish protection in open water. If small fish are present, big fish will not be far behind.
Torque About It
To determine the torque of an engine at WOT, use this formula: horsepower x 5.252 __________________ =Torque rpm