Looking to purchase a used gun safe that can accommodate a handful of long guns and a handful of pistols. I'm located in Los Angeles. Want to...
Since Matt is being bashful here, he also sells Ike Jime spikes. They're super high quality and affordable. I always have one in my plier sheath...
That would be REALLY helpful
Ever come across that adapter cable?
Seacock will save your life
Damn, that is an insane deal! Looks great. Looking forward to seeing the progress
Did you do any of the prep work on the hull as far as fairing and sanding? If you don't mind me asking, what do you think it will cost to paint...
I have 270+ feet of 1/2" 3-strand anchor rope with line markers up to 270' (there's probably 10-15' after the 270 line marker, but wasn't...
No chance you have the bow rail laying around?
Thanks for the accolades, dudes! Hope to keep this momentum going.
I've had too many days like that. Solid reds though. Way to improvise and put some meat on the boat
They were very prompt in moving their boat to stay clear of the line when it really mattered. When they pushed off, they even warned us of a seal...
We decided to take out the west coast bait tank and put a kegerator on the deck, Barney! It's super slick looking and now we don't have to worry...
Long story long, my boat partner's new wife gave him the go-ahead to fish last weekend. Hell ya, we're out there. Decided to brave the crowds at...
It can be frustratinggg learning new knots! I agree with the uni finish from above. You have to cinch it down pretty good. Lately, for me, the...
Thanks for the report.
I suppose I'll see 90% of BDer's there this weekend. I'll bring donuts, who has a Keurig?
We've all seen a bluefin, show us a pic of the gal from Paso!
Great story. You are not alone in any of this.
FYI, I stopped by Costco near my office today in Burbank and this was not there. The look of confusion on every employee that I asked was really...
That's pretty cool. Thanks for posting
That is a badass rig
Thanks for the report
Firstly, I'm no lawyer.
My grandfather is in Henderson, Nevada. I frequently head out there and shoot with him and, if I'm not flying, bring a...
Bump for a good seller. Got a pile of new and slightly used fishing gear for CHEAP. Thanks bro!
Thank you for the report, sir.
I've only ever thought about how I might throw the rod in the water during a long fight, say fuck it, and drink a beer. This is epic.
Berry's Sheet Metal in Santa Ana
For what it's worth, I saw a ton of those off Newport two days ago.
Now that I think about it, it's time for a BD BBQ! What's the address?
I was fishing for WSB there last weekend and had dinner on Saturday.
I was wrong, there is no wood.
So far that pilot house only has 8 stainless steel screws in it and almost no wood. Pretty mind blowing
Sick rig! Good luck with the sale
I bought a 45G from CJ. Super nice guy and the tank is quality! He was prompt in answering any questions I had. I'd definitely go with him again...
Pending sale on B3's
Oh wow! Bought a whole extra boat for parts. If I was you, I’d take off the flybridge from your parts boat and make a pilot house out of it! That...
I appreciate you reaching out and trying to help. I have a stock bow rail. It’s just too low to be any good trying to fight a fish on the bow if...
A west coast style bow rail is a tall bow rail - Something like the one below. The stock bow rails were much lower. Can you have him send me a...
Anyone parting out a Skipjack 24 with west coast style bow rail?
Edit* The second props are B3's not A3's. Used for 280/290 drives
Are they 316?
I have two used sets of Volvo Penta duo props for different outdrives. Hubs on all props look good.
I have one set of D4's that are in really...
Any chance you have a west coast style bow rail?
New SR100 Sirius Satellite Radio Weather Receiver. Provides up to the minute weather data and forecast data for your E-Series MFD. Please note...
Just dumped a new fuel tank from Berry Sheet Metal (Cliff is great) in my 24 Open. After spending way too many hours talking to people about the...
I'd take some, as well.
Looks like you've made some substantial headway in your resto.
I pulled the aluminum tank in my 24 Open this weekend. It was a nightmare with...
I can't see how it's a waste of money. Catching big bluefin under balloons/kites has been one of the most productive methodologies. Why have a...
I'm going to do that regardless!
There are a bunch of gas supply companies in LA that can refill it. The tank itself isn't terribly heavy and will be able to come in and out of...
That's a good idea! I'm thinking a right angled mounting plate that can be through bolted through the stringer. Weld the riser clamp on the top....
I'm trying to get a jump on some maintenance before the season starts back up again. I'm looking to install a below-deck helium tank on the 24...
People always talk about the "tax-man" being sharks. 90% of the time I'm taxed, it's by a sea lion. The BB guns and...
Desperation 3.0 really has a ring to it!
OP with the intel! Thanks for the report
I don't think I'll be forgetting anytime soon!
Was lucky enough to be invited on a private boat for a 2.5 day a little while back. First day, my buddy caught and released a stripey. Second day,...
Keep us posted on the results, Matt! And in the unlikely chance you need help drinking those beers, hit me up
Man, that would have been a blow! Stoked to hear others have had the same experience with the Freedom and 22nd St
For sure. Kudos were in order
The post isn't about pointing fingers at boats that might. It's about putting some appreciation out in the ether about some folks that went out of...
Just wanted to give thanks to Damian Barranco and Jeff Jessop at 22nd St. Landing here on BD for maintaining integrity around the fishing...
Thanks for the intel
Epic. Thanks for the report
Thank you for your service
Fishing PV now. Bonito on the sardine
I see you found that forecast via NOAA. Windy and Buoyweather both have epic conditions forecasted for your Sunday trip home. Frontside Catalina...
No shame in going slower and saving your wallet. Cat ain't going anywhere. Have fun and safe crossing. Make sure your radio works
Don't bother trolling the channel, it'll be a waste of time. Just get to Cat and anchor up on a high spot. Make sure there's current. Soak some...
Absolutely. Those guys were a rugged bunch.
Gramps was good buddies with many of the skippers of the sardine fleet in Monterey in the 50's. From...
Thank you, sir. I think it's beautiful too. Gramps is white. I'm fairly certain that style was popular to deflect water away from the pilot house....
My grandfather built steel tuna boats from scratch here in Santa Monica and Marina del Rey. The first one he built was in his mom’s front yard in...
This boat started at 89K or so, then it was reduced to 87K, then reduceeeddddd to 95K?
I got through a couple episodes, but the upside down conventional thing and the amount of meth those dudes were on ruined it for me.
Way to get one on board
I, too, have been researching a new scope for my 30.06. I have been running a 3X9 Buckmaster for many years, but found I'm just uncomfortable with...
I'd be happy to join you on the private land you hunt haha
It was good to get out and take a long walk with a gun though. Realized I'm out of shape!
Did close to 20 miles on bike and hiking back roads/ fire roads last weekend in D11 and didn't even see a doe! Glassed and glassed and glassed....
Enjoyed the read. Good work on the bull
Just a little dry rot, boss... Every boat's got it!
Wonder how scary it would be going 80mph on a boat.... That's the onlyyyy reason I'm not buying it, Zach!
I gotta hot cup o’ cocoa and a cold McDonald’s hashbrown on the skippy. Welcome aboard!
I'll be sure to bring extra donuts and coffee on the skippy for all my closest 2,500 anglers at the shoe tomorrow
Please PM their number. Thank you for the reply!
PM sent, Manny.
Thank you for the great info! I appreciate your time in writing the response!
I'm going down to PV and Sayulita on a bachelor party sometime in March or April. Although I'd love to go out on a 2-3.5 day cow trip, this...
VERY relevant information here. Thanks for the insight.
I'm in MDR, too. If you ever see a 24' Skippy Open "Pau Hana" say what's up.
I wouldn't say it's ruined, depending on test. Personally, if I'm worried about something like that, I'll just cut off a few feet of braid and...
How's that soup??
Monday bump for your quality spikes
Thank you, sir.
Just got all this gear. To confirm, the sequence of filters goes:
Binos --> Step-Up Ring --> Polarized Filter --> Amber?
That's funny, my plans seemingly never go like that!
Yes, sold. Sorry about the late replies
No, supposed to hear from Robbie this morning.
This ain't a charity, Mario! Reasonable offers considered.
SOLD PLEASE DELETE - Don't know how to do that or mark as sold
Shimano Terez Rail Rod: TZCR-72XH-BLKA
Braid Rating: 100-150
I was gifted a Raymarine i70 System Pack. I don't have a sailboat, so it's useless for my Skipjack haha but I thought someone here might know...
Appreciate the details. Thank you
All my friends are Zach's, but none of them are lucky!
Thanks for the report
Fortune's gotta good crew. The guys work hard and there's good food! Thanks for the report!
I can vouch for Matt's work. I bought a stainless spike and it's badass! Super easy transaction.
I've only caught dorado since I got it, so...
I have a 24' Skipjack open. You might be able to call Skipjack and see if they have the dimensions or if they are the same for our models. If they...
^^^ Price would be good
Goddamn! Hope they stick around a few days until this wind knocks down
Did you put yours on the deck? I have two bait bags off my transom. I want to change up the system, but I'd hate to lose deck space, especially...
I always get them under the squid light. Come right up to the boat and can pretty easily scoop them.
As far as the difference between yummy and...
Always appreciate the details, Matt. You're one to help people get on the fish instead of the normal brag situation. Good on ya
I was flying the kite the backside of Clemente for 7 hours on Friday the 10th for nada. Brought in the kite at 5pm, stowed everything for the trip...
I love shaking the skunk off. Makes you feel fuckin' invincible!!
Thank you for the report
Epic dude! Congrats!
Owner Hyperwire split rings are marketed as way stronger than the regular Owner split rings for the same size - Maybe that's it?
Dude, when I was trying to do it by myself, I had a butter knife wedged in the split ring and almost shanked my thigh! haaaha I bet so many people...
I can attest to the split rings being a nightmare, especially if you're trying to rig them by yourself. I had to take a pair of needle nose with...
Oh no, not the pinnipeds again!!!
Thanks for the report!
Dues! Thanks for the report
Thank you for the detailed report
Looks like fun either way!
Thanks for the report! Unless you were fishing 15-20lb leader, I'd tighten that drag a bit to keep them out of the structure.
Feels good to get the skunk off, huh?? Have some fun and thanks for the report!
Anyone interested in getting this going?
Thanks for the report, Matt. Solid yellow
What a fun read! Felt like I was there for a second, but then I realized I was still in my office, so I just got under my desk and cried for awhile
The stoke is alive, Mark! That was hilarious.
Ali, please please please get Mark on Local Knowledge!
Fun times! Thanks for the report
Thanks for the report.
Going to be a little swell this week, but wind permitting, probably hitting Cat Thursday late afternoon or worst case...
"If I'd had a yummy flyer I could have underhand lobbed it into them lol."
Hahah! Well, fuck me ammiright?? Good story and thanks for the report!
Thanks for the report! Afternoon's have been helmet
What a relief! Hopefully going forward they'll keep their radio on. Help them put together a ditch bag with all the safety equipment mentioned...
Give it a kiss, Jesse! Keep me posted on how the day pans out. Thanks for the report!
Words of wisdom
The Amarine's I mentioned do have the gimbal bar
I've had the Whitecap rod holders on my boat for 3.5 years and my boat's in a slip. Not saying that there isn't better American-made product, but...
I needed 4 more rod holders on my skippy. I was reluctant at first to purchase them on Amazon, but I got "Amarine-made Stainless Tournament Style...
Haha Well, it was a little less than $400, but it was still like $6.79 or something a gallon! Pretty hard to save for a fuel flow sensor when I'm...
Thanks for your time
Quick question for you - I understand many people use 80lb braid for their kite setup. I have a Tiagra 50W spooled with 130lb JBHC - Do you think...
Good on you guys! I’m sure the kids were stoked!
Fuel sender has been giving me problems in the lasting couple weeks, so had little idea where we actually were with all the prospecting. Put 55...
Thanks for the intel!
Can’t come soon enough!
Accidentally posted this in the Offshore Thread, so I'll repost here:
Short Report: Too much bait at Cat. Skunk City.
Took the skippy out from...
I'll repost there
Noticed most of the BD reports are for SD area (and rightfully so, that's where all the fish are), so I thought I'd throw up a short report from...
Quality entertainment this morning!
I think we're all on the same page here
I'm good for one buffalo milk, but then I require something with much lower viscosity, so I can drink it faster and the alcohol can more quickly...
Let me know when you guys head out. If I'm there, we'll link up for a beer!
Stoked for you on the new boat. It's the most expensive and fun time of your life, for sure! I replied above that hoofing it is absolutely not...
Yea, seems to be some confusion about morring in Two Harbors and "hoofing it" to Little Harbor. It isn't easy or recommended. The hike from Two...
I don’t mean to offend you, but you’re clearly not comfortable anchoring your boat. That’s a recipe for shit going south really fast. There are...
I mean, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t totally stagnant. Released probably 10 barracuda while jigging, a ton of calico (including one of the...
Caught a 30+ pound WSB on the island last week. Only took 10 hours to get bit after sitting in the same damn spot allllll day
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help get it going
"some" of my reels hahah awesome
Is this event happening in 2018? Would love to rally some skippies at the island this summer!
You taking a boat or heading over on the Cat. Express? You can camp Little Harbor on the backside and anchor your boat out front. If you take the...
Is the bag still available?
Thanks Mike! Good luck out there
Heading to the island tomorrow. Anyone been able to get squid from the Pacific Carnage? I don't think the Mary Clarie is fishing this weekend....
I checked out the B175hw Scout had mentioned, but it was not outright compatible with my Raymarine C97. I would have needed to buy the Raymarine...
Thanks for your time, I appreciate it. Did you go with the HW because you're fishing in 800+ feet of water? From what I know those have a very...
I'm new here. I appreciate any insight you guys might have. Thanks for your time, in advance!
I have a 24' Skipjack. According to specs, it has a...
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