Recent content by Halibut Howie

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    Hole in Fuel Tank 1987 Cabo216

    You guys feel better. What a bunch of cowardly attack jackals. Do would think I killed someone. It's just a boat with a little hole on TOP of the gas tank. It never leaked. It's repaired. There were no leaks or fumes after filling the tank with gas and sloshing it around on a long ocean...
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    Hole in Fuel Tank 1987 Cabo216

    UPDATE: Finally finished my repair on the 100+ gal fuel tank. Since I moor my boat and live 45 minutes away it took much longer than I initially thought. I inspected the tank all around for any other corrosion. There was none other than the water damage at a fuel outlet barb (my bad). I...
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    Electric S/S Petcocks Reviews

    I fish mostly by myself. After a bunch of problems on my old 1987 boat (moored, no trailer) with the motor and gas tank, I've spent alot of time recently making the boat more easy for operation in a one-man scenario as I repaired these problems. The only reason now to go into my bilge is to...
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    Whistler Area 11/17

    My list of good eating common bottom fish in order is sculpin, whitefish, shallow water rockfish then reds. I like the long skinny filets from the whitefish for tacos. Watch for the bones in the middle of each whitefish filet. A perfect fit for a taco shell, white sauce and some greens with...
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    Whistler Area 11/17

    Plan today was to catch some macs and fish for lings. No macs so plan B, go to the Whistler bouy area and scratch for dinner. Fortunately I alway bring a block of squid for such days. Fished out there for about 2 hours with little to show for it. However, had plenty of time to slow troll the...
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    SOLD MOELLER–22 Gallon Above Deck Fuel Tank $120

    22 gal Moeller fuel tank only used a few times since being new in June 2020. Comes with Yamaha fuel line adapters. $120 in San Diego. I'll post an actual pic when it gets light out. 29.25" Length x 19" Width x 13.58" Height
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    Hole in Fuel Tank 1987 Cabo216

    After inspecting the entire fuel tank with a scope, the only corrosion was under the access hatch I installed above the fuel tank sending unit so I could replace it. My bad for not catching this potential problem earlier. A week or so ago I patched the small holes due to corrosion around the...
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    South 9 Mile Bank 10/27: Big East Wind

    Yesterday, Tuesday, was my daughters day off. She has been bugging me for weeks to take her and my 1st mate out fishing. I've been fishing by myself 2-3 times a week for weeks. Initially the weather, winds, did not look good but by evening died down a bit. Ok girls "it's on". San Diego Bay is...
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    Hole in Fuel Tank 1987 Cabo216

    Sometimes I wonder why I even post with asshole comments like above!
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    Hole in Fuel Tank 1987 Cabo216

    It's been a few months since WCMS discovered a few holes in my fuel tank while replacing my 2004 F150. They would not run the new motor on the old fuel tank so had them plumb in a above deck tank with fuel filter. I added a 2nd fuel tank above deck (30 gal total). After trying out the new...
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    1986 Cabo 216 Cuddycon - rebuild

    This is Torn's thread so I'm bugging out after this reply. Mike, no, an estimate from Augustin who I bought the F150 from. Plus he said they are so busy now and can not get to it until late Fall. I moor my boat, have no trailer and a small yard. Plus can not do major repairs in a marina slip...
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    1986 Cabo 216 Cuddycon - rebuild

    The cost of the tank is not prohibitive but the labor to remove and replace is, if you have someone else do the work. WCMS quoted me $12K TOTAL to replace the fuel tank. Can't find any reasonable options. Therefore, I'm really thinking about repairing the holes myself and hope for the best by...
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    1986 Cabo 216 Cuddycon - rebuild

    Thanks for the pics. Keep it up. Love the rewired cutty, Very neat. My new F150 Yamaha does about the same as ratboy's but I'm sure slower out of the hold. I average 3.3 mpg on a days fishing. I'm still dealing with a few holes in the top welded outlet fittings on my fuel tank. If you are...
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    10/1 Diverse Lings at Pt Loma

    Well, I'm laid off due to the virus (field installation engineer) so I have a choice (1) hang around the house and do honey-dos or (2) go fishing I picked (2). Once the house remodel is done I plan on going fishing 7 straight days from LJ to the Mexican Border and out 15 miles and post each...
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    10/1 Diverse Lings at Pt Loma

    Party Time Last Night with Friends Who Never Ate Lingcod before, Wife made the sweet & sour lingcod on rice. I picked the crab meat out of 3 cooked Dungeness crabs, stuffed (layered) each crab shell with a Green lingcod fillet on bottom, then the crab meat stuffing mix and placed a fillet on...