We're sold out of 2017 halibut, but halibut will be our first fishery of 2018.
Our winter in Homer, AK has been both fun and productive. The systems on our new boat, the F/V Maggie B. are taking shape and we should be on schedule for a mid-April boat launch. If all goes as planned we'll do a number of mini family trips across Kachemak Bay as the first test runs. We dream of a larger adventure into Prince William Sound or across Cook Inlet, but we'll have to see what time and funds allow. Here are a few maps to show you where we're at.
(image courtesy of www.toandfroblog.com)
(image courtesy of www.geocaching.com)
The beauty of building your own boat is that you intimately know how it was built, wired and plumbed so that if and when any issues come up you know how to fix them. The tricky part is you're also responsible if anything goes wrong. Here are a few photos of where the F/V Maggie B. is currently at.
Flying bridge and reel.
Cabins under decks to bunks and engine room.
A warm diesel stove and working electrical panels!
Crockpot and bread makers on board for nourishing meals.
Our old boat barely had an engine room, this one you can walk through!
After a few super low snow years in Alaska 2017/2018 has been a good winter. The Iditarod dogsled race ran its southern route for the first time in a long time and the Tustumena 200 dogsled race also had enough snow. We've enjoyed lots of fun skiing and are thankful to be in a place where we can ski and look out at the ocean! Here are a few shots of our winter life:
Toddlers watching the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog race.
Home sweet home . . .