Captain Tuttle

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About Captain Tuttle

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  • About Me:
    Life-long salt and freshwater fisherman.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing and everything fishing-related.
    Lifetime member of Trout Unlimited.
  • What I do for a living:
    Solve problems, save money, and make my clients happy.

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    Salem Sound

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  1. x2. LOL!
  2. BTW, the Mako had a Mercury Saltwater 2 stroke that wouldn't die.
  3. With the old Aquasports, sometimes there is a lot of rot under the deck. Most surveyors would advise you against buying an 88 anything. I bought a POS Mako (if it was a Mako) that had a lot of bad glass work done on the deck. It rotted out from under me, but provided four great years of fishing. I sold the engine for the cost of the boat, motor and trailer. If you can afford to take a risk, go for it.
  4. I love the strip to strike. It never gets old. I also love the fact that you guys are paddling. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Technology has become increasingly affordable so spending more to get a floating, waterproof model with a DSC function is a smart idea. I've got an old Uniden and I use it mainly for weather alerts. In a true emergency, a DSC function would be invaluable.
  6. Futurists have long predicted that the population growth in the Northeast will result in contiguous indoor buildings/cities from Boston to Washington D.C.
  7. "There are two problems for our species survival, nuclear war and environmental catastrophe." -Noam Chomsky. We'll put this one in the environmental catastrophe bucket.
  8. "It's all about the bucks, kid. The rest is just conversation." -G. Gekko
  9. True, zoning easements are easily had for multiple reasons, including the affordable housing, educational institutions, and non-profits exemptions you referenced in 40b. I was thinking about conservation easements that directly impact our ability to enjoy nature (i.e., fish). If no one is watching and blowing the whistle, construction would take place on wetlands. Looks like Z-man already addressed this.
  10. Conservation laws are very effective,...provided that someone is enforcing them. Developers can be very savvy about getting their way. Easements, variances, etc.
  11. Check out Massachusetts' DFW web site. There is a lot of good information there. Here is their definition of major rivers which are open to fishing year round. You can fish for trout with conventional gear. I would recommend a spoon (Acme) or spinner (Silver Fox). Major rivers: Childs, Coonamessett, Deerfield, Farmington, Green (Colrain), Green (Great Barrington), Ipswich, Jones, Mashpee, Millers, Nissitissit, North (Colrain), North (West Branch), Parker, Quaboag, Quinapoxet, Quinebaug, Seven Mile, Santuit, Scorton Creek, Shawsheen, Squannacook, Stillwater (Sterling, Princeton), Swift (East Branch), Swift (Winsor Dam to Ware River, except as posted), Tully (East and West Branches), Ware, Ware (East Branch), Westfield (all branches).
  12. Yeah, I did that and didn't have much luck. There were two stores that were giving discounts on prior year models, but not by much. But this was many moons ago.
  13. My experience has been the same as ATV223. I guess I need to hire The Riddler as a buyers broker.
  14. Fishing by kayak makes me more nervous every year. I try to remind myself to keep my center of gravity centered and low while I reach for a fish, raise the fish's head out of the water, and always look for a dark shadow before you grab the fish.
  15. I know some Dennis Bay Side lots are not locked, so you shouldn't have a problem.