Tolman Boats in Rough Seas

Tolman boats become an obsession to those who use them! In conditions that would make most pilots pucker, these boats perform! When I first ran the Paula J, I was cautious, wanting to learn what the boat was capable of before ending up in a trial by fire situation. Last … Continue reading

Getting ready to launch the Paula J for the Summer! #56

The weather has been less than ideal for working on the Paula J! With nearly constant rain, I have been unable to complete a few of the tasks on my launch punch list for the Paula J. I have some epoxy and painting to get done, but the rain has … Continue reading

ProMariner Prosport Plus digital 20 AMP electronic charger

I ordered a ProMariner Prosport Plus digital 20 AMP electronic charger for use in my Great Alaskan Offshore. I will relate or at least attempt to relate my experience from ordering through installation. Hopefully this will give someone who is thinking about installing an on-board charger some insight as to … Continue reading

Paula J, Last Run of The Season #55

Paula J, Last Run of The Season Looking at the forecast this last weekend, I saw a window for one last tuna run. At the time I was in Redmond Oregon attending a celebration of life, the window was opening the following day, Monday with what looked like the best … Continue reading

Paula J, The Story Continues #54

Paula J, The Story Continues: I haven’t posted much since launching the Paula J, simply because I am burned out, not from writing, but from building the Paula J. Quite a bit has happened since the launch, most of it good, or if you consider the long term learning curve, … Continue reading

#52 Close to Completion, on my Great Alaskan Boat Build

Close to completion I’m getting close to completion, took some time off to spend a few days at the coast with some great friends. I got some much needed R&R so when I got home this Saturday, I was ready to go back to work.  Had such a great time, … Continue reading

#51 The GA Rush To Completion

In My rush to completion, I intended to be complete and on the water fishing by June first of 2016, obviously, that date has come and gone.When I first started this boat build project, I had intended to incorporate all of the things I wanted or found lacking in other … Continue reading