Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Scanfish went in the water this morning after the seas calmed down a bit. I helped with unstrapping the fish from its cradle and carrying all 200# pounds of it over to the port stern quarter. From here it is raised off the deck with the winch and lowered over the side. Spent the rest of the morning working with Michelle to prepare the three thermistor chains. We measured out each length of line, then, using a combination of line, electrical tape and zip ties, secured ten temperature logging units to each line. The loggers are spread over intervals to provide a temperature profile of the water column from just off the bottom to just below the surface. I also helped Jim by retying some of the knots closer to the buoys to limit the movement of the buoys on the line and reducing the amount of fraying that occurs.
I have been having trouble with email for the last two days. Metcenter, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts would all hang up when I tried to log in. All but the Hotmail account are now working again. Nice to be able to talk to Catherine and the girls.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Came on watch at midnight. Scanfish is still in the water and will be all watch. Plans are to deploy the thermistor chains and the remaining wirewalker tomorrow after sunrise this morning, then return to scanfishing, weather permitting. Forecast is calling for another storm building tonight into Monday. Go figure!