Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge Newsletter
New Boat!!!
February 7, 2013
Job Descriptions Posted! 
Every year in February we post available job descriptions and select the few people that will make up our small team on Raspberry Island.  Those job descriptions are now posted, both on our website, as well as on CoolWorks.com.  We invite you to have a look and recommend anyone you think might qualify to please review the positions and apply. 

This year, Tiffany will resume her roll as our head cook, and to support her we'll also hire Outdoor and Indoor Camp hands, as well as a Guide to host our kayakers, hikers, and help Birch on the boat when needed. 

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Many thanks to you all who are already planning on joining us in 2013 and have reserved your vacations with us.  We are looking forward to your stay and welcome any questions and thoughts as we approach your trip.  Returning guests and the friends and family members you refer to us make up a large part of our clientele, and we thank you for your kindness when you pass on your recommendations.  Thank you again!  For those of you considering a trip, we always welcome your questions and are happy to help you decide if Raspberry Island is the right destination for you this summer.
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New Boat joins the Gemini

We're very proud to announce our purchase of a new boat to join the Gemini here on Raspberry Island!  She is a 30 foot long all aluminum catamaran built by Armstrong.  Powered with twin 250 horse power Yamaha outboards she should cruise along at a nice clip, and has a 9 hp Yamaha trolling motor to fine tune to the perfect trolling speed when targeting Kings and Silvers in the salt.  Inside she has dual, redundant Furuno electronics, private bathroom, and is of course heated with lots of room to sit down and great view. 

Outside she has full walk around cabin, complete hydraulic system for pulling crab pots and anchor, and perhaps best of all, has a drop down bow for walk on-walk off accessibility.  We're certain she'll be a great addition to our boating activities and compliment the Gemini well. 

Love this picture to the right; it shows the bow door partially open (it will be closed during cruise), the hydraulic anchor winch, and third steering station at the starboard bow for extra visibility during beach landings.  Like fresh air?  Love the seat up on the bow!  We're excited to get her to Raspberry and into the water.
Who will run her? 

Once again the Legendary John B, also known simply as "the Legend," :) will join us as needed to run the new boat or Gemini.  Some of you already know John, or his sweetheart Christy, as they have helped us throughout the years as we need extra help.  Both are known for their great personalities and availability to give anyone dance lessons.  While they live between Raspberry and Kodiak, they travel the west coast in the winter attending professional dance competitions.  John is also a great and experienced captain, has commercially fished all around the Kodiak Island archipelago, guided bear viewers in Katmai National Park for years, was featured as the 'villain' in the Timothy Treadwell documentary, and helped us guide Larry Csonka and his team during their visit to Raspberry.  So great people and we are honored to have their help.
Lets not forget about the Gemini

The Gemini, the pulse of our boating fleet, remains the flagship of Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge.  At 37' and sporting over 600 horsepower she will continue to produce great memories for our family and visitors.  Her electronics package includes a new bathymetric recorder that we will use to help fine tune fishing hotspots, both old and new.  We will upgrade the new boat's fishing equipment to match the Gemini's; featuring Accurate reels combined with Seeker and G Loomis rods.  As always we provide all bait and tackle, carefully handle all of your fish through individual, carefully labeled and frozen packages.  We also now include Simms, Marmot, and Quatro boots, raingear, and chest waders as opportunity dictates.