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    Old#7 Big Eye

    Was that 56 miles from Point Loma? Am I reading that right? Is it common to catch 143 pound YFT only 56 miles from Point Loma? Or is it just my newbness?
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    Skipjack 20 Question

    Saweeeet! Can I use that one? Nah, just kidding, but it rocks! It's the mother or all redneck signatures! :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy Hope your not offended by the redneck crack... but if you are; my boat can beat up your boat!
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    Skipjack 20 Question

    My 20' flybridge has a 3.7Mercruiser LX and gets about 2.1mpg at 18knts which is at about 2200rpm. Haven't pushed her for range, but to also answer the highjacker's question. She has a 50gal in the belly and a 30 gal in the bow (belly of the bow I guess). The guy I bought her of off claimed that...
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    Quad Bluefin stop on the feathers @ the Butterfly

    The quad troll strike was at or about 32 19 772 and 118 02 828 Nope, no tennis court sized patty, we hardly saw any on the second day, like 3, always noone home.
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    Quad Bluefin stop on the feathers @ the Butterfly

    It road and fished better than I thought it would. I was too tall for the bunkroom though and banged my head down there alot. It's obvious the boat has put in alot of service. It's also obvious Harlen has put in alot of upgrades / repairs. The crew were pretty good (the two brothers rock, I...
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    Quad Bluefin stop on the feathers @ the Butterfly

    I was on a two day this weekend aboard the Gallilean. We fished the butterfly for 27 Blue Fin. Jackpot winner for day 2 was 31lb on some digital scale. Jackpot for day one was also a Blue Fin but smaller I think like 24-26lbs. We picked up a good amount of yellow tail too but they were of the...
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    Starter question for an I/O

    Well, she just will not break free. Guess I screwed her up good. I tried the breaker bar on the main pully, but the bolt felt like it would give before the cylinders did. Put some stainless bolts in the holes used to mount the gear puller and still can't get it to budge. The bitch of it is she...
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    1.5 05/02-05/04

    Great to hear about the catch. Can't wait to get back out in a few weeks. About the rig. I hear everyone cursing the alledged arsehole out of spirit, and I'm not saying this is the case, but let's please remember how it is to wake up way early in the morning after pounding beers all night. I...
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    Starter question for an I/O

    Yep, it's siezed. Didn't find any water in the cylinders at all so I'm hoping I can get it turning. Thanks for the input.
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    Thermal Imaging for Maritime Navigation

    Anyone picked up one of these? The video looks pretty impressive to me. I wonder how realistic it is. http://www.flir.com/imaging/Maritime/Products/Mariner_video.aspx
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    Starter question for an I/O

    Thanks All, I will go through those steps to ensure the thing isnt siezed up, someone else recommended that as well. I didn't check the starter before installing it but I am pretty sure it is engaging based upon the sound made. I did try to start it with the hose connected as well as in the...
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    Starter question for an I/O

    Hydra locked... Does this mean that a cylinder is full of water? If so, do I check this by pulling the spark plugs and looking for water in a cylinder? Thanks again for both responses!
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    Starter question for an I/O

    I recently replaced the starter on my Mercruiser 3.7LX. I purchased the starter at West Marine and we believed we had the correct rotation, however the starter won't turn the motor over. I have checked the batteries and though one is definately bad, the other will at least accept a charge. It...
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    2 day sponsored charter June 2nd

    Sportfishingreport.com is sponsoring a 2 day trip aboard the galilean on June 2nd for 365.00. That seems like a great deal since 2 day trips appear to be around 445.00 normally. I have never fished that boat or one of their charters. Does anyone have any info on either? Is this not as good of a...
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    first albies in counts

    Here is the only pic I have of fish. Thanks to Mr. D for the pic! Old Guys Rule!
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    first albies in counts

    Unless you were on this trip, you couldn't have fished it. This was the first trip since they bought it and converted it from a dive boat to a fishin' machine. It was built in 88 (so says a brass plate on the wall in the galley. It's just on your right as you walk in. No wait you passed...
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    first albies in counts

    Uhh, that is "positive", not possible...
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    first albies in counts

    I took the trip and got one of the albies on the troll. It was on blue and green zukers. That stop was a double troll hookup and one on bait. The bulefin was on the troll as well and on black and purple (not completely possible on that one). I was told that the bluefin was weighed at 26 pounds...
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    YFT @ 100m Going OFF!!!

    One thing about the yellowfin, they were under a huge amount of skipjack. We had like 100 skipjack hookups. The only way I could get any yf was to keep switching out dines until I got one that just rocketed towards the bottom (of the ocean). After about 3or4 to 8or10 seconds of line coming off...
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    YFT @ 100m Going OFF!!!

    actually, we didnt arrive at 100mi at grey light. Were prolly 80mi out or so.. patty was at 100mi.
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    YFT @ 100m Going OFF!!!

    Yes, it was actually 25 people on board (26 paid for charter, one didnt show up). There were some using 40lb and the concensus among the vets was that we could have taken the chain off anchor and tied a hook on it and got bit. I think 50 or 60 would have worked. We had dines, some big...
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    YFT @ 100m Going OFF!!!

    Departed from Fisherman's Landing @ 10PM aboard the Prowler for an overnight trip with 13 newbs(never been at all), 5 novices, and 8 seasoned vets. Arrived somehwere (not sure of numbers) 100 mi south and start trolling just after grey light. Only picked up a few skippies, nothing else on the...