Selling the Paula J


Selling the Paula J

Pulling the Paula J

Selling the Paula J?

Last year I was infected with a flesh eating bacteria. It took doctors too long in identifying the problem and as a result the damages done to my body were significant. Much of that damage is yet to be determined which leaves me at a crossroad; am I going to be able to carry on with my fishing hobby? My most recent incident, occurred as a direct result of the bacteria undermining a hip replacement done fifteen years ago. As a result, I am awaiting surgery to replace my left hip.

Selling the Paula JI am no longer a spring chicken and as such, I am considering parting with my beloved Paula J, and as such I put together a preliminary list of the amenities included with the boat (See below).  The original appraisal completed in 2016 lists the resale value at $62,000.00. I will make the appraisal available to those serious about purchasing her.  At the time of the appraisal, the boat was not completed and is noted in the appraisal.  I had the appraisal done early to get it insured.  I have since added quite a few items as well as made recommended corrections to better enjoy my hobby and time on the boat.

Selling the Paula JI most likely won’t make a final decision until spring, As to whether or not to sell. But, in the meantime I will consider all reasonable offers, base price being 45k.  This coming spring, I will do my yearly maintenance which will include fresh bottom paint as well as touching up interior and exterior paint Etc in preparation for the 2019 tuna season.

Great Alaskan Offshore fishing boat
 Eight foot six inch beam
 28’ length
 Self bailing deck with removable plugs.
 113 gallon Welded aluminum gas tank with baffles.
 2003 YAMAHA 225 HP four stroke EFI F225TXRB
 Seastar Pro Hydraulic Steering System.
 Networked Raymarine chart plotter with external GPS antenna and through the hull brass transducer.
 Networked Raymarine auto pilot
 Networked Raymarine digital radar
 Humminbird 999 GPS/Chart plotter with side scan and down scan
 (2) Individually switched two-speed windshield wipers.
 ProMariner Prosport Plus digital 20 AMP electronic charger
 2 lead acid marine deep cycle house batteries
 1 lead acid marine deep cycle dedicated starting battery
 Blue Seas auto charging relay.
 Blue Seas three position battery selection switch
 (2) Blue Seas 12 circuit fuse blocks with several open slots for expansion.
 30 amp marine shore power with four circuits and 50’ shore power cord.
 ShurFlow Aqua king 2 on demand fresh water pump with SS sink and faucet
 13 gallon fresh water tank.
 Jabsco 32900 wash down Pump and hose with nozzle.
 Lewmar anchor windlass with cockpit controls.
 Three hundred foot-Eight plait anchor rode with thirty feet of galvanized chain
 Galvanized delta anchor
 (2) Rule 2000 GPH bilge pumps on separate switched circuits both with separate auto switches.
 Red LED deck lighting on fishing deck. Red light doesn’t affect night vision.
 Switchable red or white LED cabin lighting. Red light doesn’t affect night vision.
 LED reading lights in cuddy.
 Dometic Origo 2000 Single Burner – Non-Pressurized Built-In Alcohol Stove W/Cutting Board
 Large insulated icebox.
 (2) marine rated fire extinguishers, one in cuddy and one in pilot house.
 (2) Scotty 1099 Depthpower 24″ Electric Downriggers W/Rod Holder.
 (1) 12-volt crab davit.
 Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF Radio
 8’ Shakespeare digital antenna with ratcheting stainless steel mount.
 1 ¼ welded aluminum wrap around forward rail.
 Fell Marine overboard switch and bracelets
 Revere Offshore Commander 6-man canister auto deploying life raft and cradle
 (1) ACR EPIRB, GlobalFix V4, Automatic deploying, GPS
 Throwable Kent twenty four inch life ring with rope and rope storage bag.
 Six auto/manual inflating life jackets
 Orion signal kit and one additional flare gun.

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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

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