I forgot to say that the fellow fares/fishers were quite friendly. The awsome sunrise was followed by a beautiful day. A fun bunch of Russian gentlemen shared their delicious lunch of freshly pickeked mackerel w/me. Fish were caught. Dispite the above mentioned negitives, it was a rewarding day. And as always, lessons were learned. And my new conventional boat gear w/power-pro were a joy to fish w/ comnpared w/ the previous spinning setup w/mono.