August 9, 2012 Ship Store Shenanigans
A stop at a marine supply store
What could be more fun than a visit to a marine store on an island where most people work the water for their livelihood? Not much…except maybe a dark cherry with chocolate ice cream cone.
On my way back to the Healy, I stopped at LFS Marine Supplies to check it out. I met Skyler and Ryan who showed me around. Skyler was busy preparing a line for a dragger net to catch cod. Ryan was helping everyone who came into the store. The store was full of different types of gloves, rain gear, Xtra Tuf boots, work clothes, and lines. The lines (ship rope) come in variety of thicknesses and strengths. In the video you will see Skyer as he weaves the 1¼ in. line to secure the loop. This line can hold 115,000 lbs. and weighs 36.2 lbs. per 100 feet of rope. He also shows photos of lines he spliced together. Thanks LFS for the donation of 2 t-shirts to J.C. Parks Elementary.
For the students
What do you think is in this picture? Hint: It is not a saucer sled.
How much does 200 feet of line weigh that Skyler was using? How about 350 feet? Post your answers in Ask the Team.
Answer to previous question: Desalinate—to remove salt. The Healy desalinates water from the Bering Sea.