Recent content by Goin Fishin

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    Security suggestions

    The Ring battery lasts about three months befor you have to recharge it, however, they also have a solar powered version that would eliminate the recharging issue. If you have good enough wifi, that might work for you.
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    I hope you're not suggesting that, because of her age and health status, that it was okay for her to die from COVID-19.
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    Wishing You and Yours a Happy New Year!!!

    To everyone out there: Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year, filled with tight lines and the new personal best you're set on getting
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    Wholesale Marine Hardware Store Auction in San Pedro (online)

    Ran across a wholesale Marine Hardware Store being sold at auction (online bidding). Begins closing tomorrow 8/18/20 at 11 AM. Thought I would pass it along.
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    Still waiting for my reel back from service since April

    ??? Tracking number shows that it was delivered on 5/1 at 11:01 am, received by Allison.
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    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hey Jason! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!
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    75-foot Wave 20 miles off Norcal Coast

    You may have to reinforce the transom for the bracket you're going to need for the 40 Yamaha 425s you're going to want to have. Don't be like some and underpower. Penny wise and pound foolish. Going up the face requires a lot of HP. And yes, with those engines, you need a permit to tow your boat...
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    75-foot Wave 20 miles off Norcal Coast

    Location was way north, but still, only 20 miles offshore. Average wave height at the time was 43 feet! Like they say, always pay attention to the weather.
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    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    Lived on my boat (42') for two years. It's not for everyone. Here are some things to consider. It's great in the summer! Yes, it's cheaper, but your boat is going to be depreciating while your house is appreciating, so you're building equity in a depreciating asset. Depending where you're...
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    Not questioning your experience in the above cases. However, you did not respond to my point about filing before the owner and/or insurance company had the opportunity to go into federal court to attempt to limit damages (under maritime law) to the current value of the Conception ($Zero), as...
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    Larmo: I notice that you don't mention any experience in maritime law. Had you that experience, you would have mentioned in your posts that under maritime law, the vessel owner can go into federal court, file suit and thereby attempt to severely limit financial liability, which is precisely what...
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    There was an escape hatch above one of the top bunks at the stern. It pushed straight up and went into the aft part of the galley. Whether the entire galley was already in flames, making the hatch unusable, is unknown.
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    Boston whaler 32 stuffed on jetty marina del Rey

    That's a clean hit. Did he/she not notice that the breakwater and jetty navigation lights were both on their port side? Hope no one was seriously hurt. Fire Department report said all on board had walked away from the boat by the time they arrived. Could have easily been tossed from the boat...
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    24' boat to Catalina

    Funny thing about the Catalina Channel: Sometimes it dead flat. I used to take my 20-footer across it many times without any problems, but it wasn't an open bow like the one you're talking about, let alone, with no deadrise. Key was to pick the day carefully and don't be out there in the...
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    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    Is it hard to drive on the freeway with your boat is attached to the front of your SUV? Do you have to reverse turn signals when changing lanes or can you have the trailer guy set up your trailer so you don't have to do that?