Seas have calmed down considerably... 4 to 5 ft swells.... we traveled to the our final destination- the Kodiak Line. We were in transit all night long .... and there wasn't much sleeping to be had in the surf of 8 to 10 foot waves... so... kinda tired when I left the rack, dragging a bit.
On the CalVet we had an equipment malfunction - the first after 20 + casts - a tiny spring on a clasp gave way and the netting was hanging over one of the openings. Doesn't sound like much, but when you have a delay of a half hour that pushes everything back, and these seas can change quite quickly and that delay could lead to who knows what.... maybe a another equipment mishap or possibly an injury while retrieving the mighty CTD... or someone having to come late for dinner.... so you never know! Another thing to think about is spare parts, of which there has to be because Home Depot is a long ways off.... A stockpile of spare parts must be on hand at all times!