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Road Ice

Friday, March 27th, 2009
Wyoming weather left the Capt’n Lem covered in dirty road ice up to 4″ thick. Looking more like a barge than a boat, swinging my trusty crowbar I was able to knock the worst of it off, but it still left her looking rather gloomy.



Rather gloomy

 Too embarassed to continue on in the sunny but frigid weather of South Dakota, we stopped at Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Sioux Falls for a professional cleaning. After fielding a number of questions from curious truckers as to what kind of bass fishing would require such a boat, the Capt’n Lem emerged bristol.

Currently 1976 miles out of Port Angeles, dropping anchor just outside of Minneapolis.

Clean at last

Clean at last

20 degrees and wet, Sheridan Wyoming

Thursday, March 26th, 2009


Water frozen to the wheels

Water frozen to the wheels

Storm moving through. Billings hit with snow and I-94 in North Dakota is flooded. Detouring through Wyoming and South Dakota.

Underway and making way

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

949 miles out of port angeles. rugged peaks, wind swept plains, a brisk mid 20’s, and the ocasional white out. Navigating by the rumblestrip radar.

Eta Billings Thursday morning.

We’re off!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Tue 3/24/2009
The first leg of the journey is a 1,884 mile trip overland from Port Angeles Washington to our launching point in Duluth Minnesota. The snow and ice on snoqualmie pass was slow going, but this little motorhome had no trouble towing the Capt’n Lem over the Cascade mountains. Our 65 feet from stem to stern may not be speedy, but she’s sure. Parked next to a sea of semi trailers for the night, tomorrow it’s off to Montana.



Also, a big thanks to all the folks at Birdwell Machine for the great job they did our the rear equipment gantry.

Finishing up the new gantry

Mike, Tommy, and Jon

Mike, Tommy, and Jon

Hello world!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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