Assuming it’s a twin straight shaft diesel boat, I don’t think anyone.
Don’t think anything’s been published yet, but I’m guessing capacity is pretty close to the equivalent Valiant.
Payload is the other issue. Towing near max usually puts you over the truck's payload rating unless it's just you and no-one/nothing else in the...
How bout an 80g or 100g FF cast and retrieved without letting it sink?
I think the CX80 Raptor would be the best fit for the reel. The Centaur was actually originally made to be paired with a HXW Raptor 3spd.
The matte black looks great, but I bet it'll rash up real bad.
Bad idea. That'll only make them hungrier.
Sold a while ago and is currently getting restored by the new owner.
Did they tell you what the problem was, and what they did to fix it??
Worst travel experience of my life was due to Volaris. I’ve got a buddy that flies to MX regularly and swears by interjet.
Call up CJC Offroad in Bellflower and see what they recommend. They do a lotta great HD truck builds.
If those are accurate, why do they even bother to make the 50lb line??
tip is nice and light but great backbone. Don't hesitate to call them up at UC. Very helpful
You'd think somebody would've let them know early on that "pound me too" was not the best name for an anti-sexual harassment movement.
The Tilefish was made for pretty much exactly what you want to do. The heaviest swimbait finatic rod is also built off the tilefish blank.
As a general rule, as long as the period is twice (or more) the swell height then conditions are favorable. Wind under 10 knots is no biggie either.
Raptor is a little bit heavier, but more importantly it’s faster/stiffer and meant to be railed. The Predator has more bend to it. What you wanna...
Try Goof Off
"Super Sano" is just an old guy term (popular with the 1970's surf bum crowd) that means super clean/neat/tidy/well done.
An Australian boating mag did a test on the various drum winches. They’re very popular over there. The Lone Star put the other brands to shame....
The walk around Farallons are the perfect design for CA fishing boat.
Davis is a Radon hull. Build quality on both is top notch.
The weight difference makes a difference. Plus, it’s not just Deadrise at transom, but how that Deadrise carries forward that will dramatically...
What yard is doing the work? Nice collection of Radons in the background.
Is this boat solid glass or glass over ply?
I believe Stringari originally worked for Blackman before going off on his own. These Stringari’s are very similar in design to the Blackman 20’s.
Wonder if you could stuff a Cummins 4bt in there??
Perkins diesel was an option from the factory.
Just curious why 90’s? Assuming the PH model will weigh more and twins are always less efficient/more drag. Would 115’s be better??
You mean a Jessie sMullet
Here on BD he goes by @teunis van os
He’s posted a fair bit about his boats.
That boat was ordered that way by the owner who is going to use it a whale watch boat . . . so no need for speed. That boat ordered in a normal...
I've heard this will work to get Macs fired up when making bait just as good as pet food chum.
If you must stick with an I/O, see if Konrad is an option.
The thought is to create commotion at the surface like a scared bait ball to get the tuna to come up to investigate.
Nothing yet, but the pieces are finally coming together in a meaningful way to make a move later this year. What do you tow your 22’ with?
What sorta problems will you run into from not letting it warm up/short tripping with the Cummins?
Was all your towing in and around VT and SB county, or did you pull up/down the Camarillo grade much? I’m trying to decide whether to go 1/2 or...
I prefer to keep the trailer weight less than or equal to truck weight. I know that’s being conservative, but harder to have the tail wag the dog...
The limiting factor with the 1/2 tons usually ends up being payload not towing capacity. Make sure tongue weight + gear + fishing buddies doesn’t...
Man I love those 63’s. Why not take it the whole way yourself? Isn’t that the point of a boat like that?
Did they order up some 27’ gaffs in case you hook one from the bow?
Yup great for 20-30lb general use.
Pricing puts it right inline with an Anderson Greenough 21, which I'd imagine will be it's main competitor in this market.
Don said it feels...
Here ya go. Don told me it was 5800lbs on the trailer with 80gal of gas in it. It topped out at 43mph with the 250 on the back. He told...
I was asking about the Stringari's.
So F'in cool. Do you have a shot of the stern area from outside the boat?
Did they hoist it on/off his trailer, or did he dunk it?
I don't know, but I want it.
Do they do that well in the chop?? I know they are heavy, but they have almost no deadrise.
The Dana Point boats run pm 1/2 days that are specifically targeted for kids.
It'll be a needle in a haystack but a Radon 18' would be great.
That’s why God invented trim tabs.
For 40lb you’re looking at either MXJ Rap or standard JX.
What you gonna use it for. I like the HXJ paired with a UC Predator for yo-yo. Nice quick retrieve with a narrow spool. The rod has backbone...
Costco = 20lb bag for $2.39
It’s called Soft Sand and is readily available.
The ex-Harbor Patrol boat?
Nick Tharpe. El Tiburon Sportfishing. He is a BD’er and there’s a build thread on this site.
20ft skippy would be no problem. One of the charter captains in SB runs a Minn Kota on his 25’ Anderson with great results.
Bow mount trolling motor.
My wife told me to stop acting like a flamingo, so I had to put my foot down.
I pulled it straight from the Toyota website. Different trims and configurations will have different tow ratings and payload capacities. So, if...
Lotsa guys towing with their Tundra's. I have no doubt the truck can pull a 2320 confidently, but here's some numbers for ya:
loaded 2320 +...
If only towing a few miles to the ramp a 1/2 ton will be fine. But longer distances or significant hills etc. and I’d want a 3/4 ton. As a...
You'd think they woulda been smarter than to name it the "Pound Me Too" Movement.
Look for purple seagull shit on the shoreline rocks. That’s from eating squid. Gives a clue as to where they might be.
Pretty sure he liked ambergris not whale meat.
What he said
Seems like it'd be a great option to apply to a new boat that wouldn't require a ton of labor intensive prep work to keep it looking new.
A lot of discussion on it over at THT along with suggestions for marine friendly products. Seems like it provides nice results for boats as well.
I like the HXJ for yo-yo due to the extra narrow spool.
It's an asian clicker.
Did you look at Riddle too?
Kingfish is a king mackerel, not a Wahoo.
Here’s an interview with her about the whole thing.
Slight derail: Anyone had any luck trolling these locally for the usual YT, etc. or is this more of a Wahoo only lure?
This is what they're putting on most of their new builds:
The current generation of active fin stabilizers work at rest. They are being outfitted on most new Nordhavns
So, he used that 26 mold to make a red 29' mold, and then a green 22' mold after that. I heard the red mold ended up in Monterey, but no idea...
Very cool. There are certainly worse spots to be in life.
Jeff should track down Sven Anderson and get the highliner 22 mold since it doesn’t...
Really curious - why are you having the new 29'er built when you already have an insane 29' Radon?? Just really want the OB's?
Any ideas if Jeff...
Jeff Hull in Ventura has acquired the mold for a Radon 29' and is in the process of laying up hull #1. His work is outstanding so that's another...
My only concern would be if you plan on fishing the rough stuff, that the open bow could act as a scoop and flood the boat - most likely to happen...
If you do can you give me one of your 37 other boats??
Wow that 2nd one is cherry. Definitely a cruiser not a fisher though.
Careful. This is only true if you are capable of doing the lion's share of work yourself. If you have to pay someone else to do it, you are...
Ok so which specific set of Channellocks are you guys using. They have about 20 different diagonal cutters, and I don't see "duckbills" on their...
A 23' Farallon with a flush walk around deck and OB bracket is nominally more expensive than a new 2320.
Farallon for the win
The Chovie Condom
For whatever reason, it’s fairly common to see trailers like that on the East Coast (esp FL).
Instead of a traditional bait tank, how bout a 6’x6’ square made up of 1.5” pvc pipes stuck together to make a grid of “sardine tubes”.
Dude, not cool talkin about a man’s daughter that way.
Giraffe skin/Tortoise Shell. Super Cool.
What do they fish with traps in HI?
Gayest thread title ever.
Sorry, but it's not as cool as this one:
Nice! Is there room to sleep in there, or is it just storage space?
Don't you catch flak from the animal rights activists for that sorta thing??
Grenoughs are all cored hulls so they're very light and it's also a very efficient hull shape. G17's are rockets with 90's and I doubt the 2...
Looks awful. I suggest you send it to me immediately so you don't have to look at that hideous rod any more. ;):D
Water will actually sink to the bottom
This is a pretty popular topic over on THT.
Hmmmm. Seems a bit underpowered.
Didn't ask. Was too busy drooling over the 26' walk around with twin OB's.
I talked to them at this last Fred Hall. I was told only the 32' can be done with a direct/V-drive (this is for a new build). I know some the...
Hook limit only applies while rock fishing or salmon fishing.
The Wilson based "Highliner" mold now resides in Monterey Bay.
That Radon-ized 13’ Whaler is back on the market and just had fresh gel coat sprayed. Check the PAYC IG account for details.
Sounds like a smart design. :shake:
Needs more crimps.
So how was trip? Any feesh?
That’s an epic boat.
Go to YouTube and search for it. The link on here doesn’t work.
You have one of the finest ocean going trailerable boats ever made.
Anybody tried to “fly”-line one??
Ok sorry, I know that wasn’t funny.
Where are you getting Kwells from these days that will ship to U.S.? The usually online pharmacies have been outta stock for a while now.
Sounds like an awesome time. Unfortunately I’m workin Friday and can’t bug out for the whole weekend. I’m lookin at gettin on the water Sunday...
What exactly is your schedule?
Wanna pick me up on the way Lou??
Wow. Diggin’ it.
Saw this boat on CL this week. Trying to flip it??
CE 900 Monster
Comes in right around 1000lbs
That’s my favorite 20lb stick.
Back around December I emailed Brandon to ask the same thing. He said that due to his charter business growing rapidly and some other issues that...
Tilefish or Predator depending on if you like faster or slower action
there’s a 24’ Radon on CL right now. “Water Line”.
Awesome lookin' boat. How's it ride offshore with such a shallow deadrise? I bet it's great on the drift.
What's cruise speed and economy with...
Tabs will always help
CE 900 monster and CE 900 Del Mar combo would be perfect.
Ron Radon Jr.
That’s almost as good as this one:
The lower carrier count is always gonna be coarser than a higher carrier count. It’s the trade off for the smaller diameter. Not to mention the...
UC CE 900 Del Mar. That rod can pull harder than you can.
Ya doesn't look like a lotta "belly" in that pic, but I'm assuming it's just the way the photo was taken.
Ya, my understanding was that Don stopped selling bare hulls long ago after some very questionable
backyard builds took place on his hulls. Can’t...
Ha. That’s exactly where my mind was going.
Nice! Is he gonna do the rest of the build-out himself?
Can you share what Don charged him for the bare hull?
The 80 is pretty damn light too.
Generally want to see the period at least 2x swell height.
I think that initial double overhand to make the loop is only adding an unnecessary weak point that will break below line strength. This looks...
Wow that's cool! 21' Inboard Cummins Diesel. Take my money!!
Just use bacon grease and chase it with a Lipitor. Problem solved.
the higher the strand count the smoother it will be. How 'bout Slick 8?
HXJ’s are great yo-yo reels. If mostly bait then I’d go JX
Go Raptor. A lot more reel for not a lot more $. HXJ is another option.
That thing is amazing.
Noice! Looks like a “big” 20fter. What’s the beam?
I always thought that color was called “Don’t ask Don’t tell”
How many hours on your G2? Any issues with it. Impressive numbers!
That actually sounds like great cross training for fishing
Get on a balcony with your rod/reel and a 30lb weight at the end on the ground. Reel it up and down for a couple hours/day.
Low pro reels for casting scenarios (jigs, etc.). Round conventional for bait.
The non-raptor SX's are really 20lb reels. That being said, I think it should work just fine for the majority of our local fishing. MXJ is the...
Konrad is the only drive that won’t turn to dust behind a Cummins.
I really like these. How do they handle? Does the heavy hull make up for the shallow dead rise? Are they wet? Ride similar to a Blackman 20?
UC CE 900 Monster
Haven’t heard anything new since December when he said the new issue would be delayed. Love the mag. Hoping it’s just late.
I don't think the manufacturer can mandate that you use their own oil to stay within warranty, just as long as you use oil with the same specs. I...
Arrow Marine Canvas is right there in the harbor.
The smaller Stabicrafts have a similar set up.
Never thought I’d see a bridled flat fall. So how’d it work?
Monster is more a 40lb stick and the Predator more for 60lb. Both are “slower” than the tilefish.
Hobie power skiff. Livingston.
That’s a cool boat.
Man, it’s pretty short period too. LOL
The point of an acid wash is to clear the oxidized aluminum in prep for primer/paint. Aluminum forms an oxidized later almost immediately when...
How’s it compare to the new CX80 Raptor? Heard it’s a bit heavier than the 76 Raptor.
I always liked those. Total Popeye boat. Fish ability of a CC and protection of a PH. I’d try to find one with the diesel in it.
Nice. How did the ride change going from I/O to bracketed OB?
Looks like waves (think Billabong logo). :appl:
Sounds a little underpowered. :D
The same one that was recently for sale or is this a new one? Power?
I'd also consider a Whaler Montauk or 18/19' Outrage. There's a few listed right now.
Well, if they privatize it then I call dibs on that Farallon.
Once you get her splashed and dialed lemme know. I’ll come down and be a ho.
You gonna slip this one Lou - or still pull it with the 4Runner?? :D
They now make it in 8’ as well as the 7’6”
If you ever want to sell this thing please let me know.
Anybody tried running some multi strand wire as a bite leader with the FF’s?
I’ve heard good things about Lightstream. How bout a HELOC?
That makes my head hurt - but it F’n amazing.
Troll for Hoo’s??
That wouldn’t be bad. Would put it in the same ballpark as a new G21.
Any word on what his “entry level” price point will be?
I’m guessing it sold sometime in the last 5 years.
Ya, I know he’s been working on the mold. Not sure if hull #1 has even been popped from it yet. I’m sure someone here knows.
Ya, haven’t seen him around in a while. @Nardo
Get in contact with El Tiburon sport fishing. He’s also a Channel Islands guy that has one on his 25’ Anderson.
There are some public libraries that provide access to 3D printers.
With 3D printing you have to pay close attention to the material you are printing in. If the part will be subject to any significant stress, you...
Anyone have any thoughts on a drum style winch like Lonestar?
Neither line is "better." Just different. The GUSA do tend to be lighter, but the CE's are by no means heavy. Both lines are premium.
It's for a customer.
There's some discussion about this right now in the long range forum. Multiple accounts of these spices slipping. It's OK if the solid is...
Not real close to you, but Dan Shannon up in Paso is a wizard with stainless
Awesome boat. How's the G2 been treating you? Any issues?
If 7’6” is not out of the question I’d go for the Tilefish Jr.
Sorry, I’ve only got experience running hoes on a jet boat - not the other way around.
I’m not sure how you can say it’s a ridiculous test. Same boat, same conditions. One engine clearly yielded better performance than the other....
That cinch is less critical if you’re able to maintain a siginicant amount of tension the whole time you’re wrapping the spectra around the leader...
I think you’re right. It’s pretty widely accepted that the i4 F200 is a dog, and is really just a more expensive F150 (which is a great motor). I...
Those do look like carbon copies of Stabicrafts. I know stabi has at least 1 dealer up in WA. Prices seem inline with a comparable glass boat.
Glacier Bays are displacement cats. That equals best uphill ride, but most pronounced weird cat quirks like tracking down swell, leaning out in...
What’s economy like with the twin big blocks? If your gonna have gas power, those crusaders are the way to go.
I’m diggin this thing. GLWS.
Ok, maybe my comparison was a bit off base. Wasn't trying to knock Faralln or anything.
If you're looking for that kind of detail, why not call...
Don's boats are painstakingly and beautifully made. Over built with supreme attention to detail. No knock against the other 2 builders at all,...
What's the cost comparison on converting the diesel to a V-drive vs. doing a bracket/double outboard conversion?
Checkout the build thread by @beardog629. He turned a 23’ into an outboard powered 26’. Thing turned out beyond badass.
And here’s another cool trick to get the most outta your bugs:
You could try peeing on them.
Nailed the lines on that cabin. :cheers:
The most common solution for the under gunnel lighting are the LED rope lights.
Sink it and have your own top secret bass/bug spot.
I've had AJ crudo at a high end Italian restaurant - was not impressed.
I prefer women that like pearl necklaces.
That’s one of my favorite small Radons.
Nice! Next he needs a Slow Poke Rodriguez (Speedy's cousin - look it up) slow-pitch rod to match.
I would consider making the handles a bit more ball shaped or at least fatter on the back end since you're pushing them in from the back, not...
Ya, that was originally made for fresh water. That being said, it would make for a cool bay/inshore boat. It's almost like a "jumbo" Radon 15...
Was the HO 6.7 only in the 3500’s - or do any of the ‘11-‘12 2500’s have that engine option?
What conditions do you typically encounter? That Duffy will be great upswell, but I could see it being a broach machine coming downhill.
I dig the argyle dragon scale
Killer. Has the ride changed at all since the conversion? Always lots of opinions out there regarding throwing a bracket on a boat originally...
NICE. What made you decide not to turn the bracket into a hull extension like on the 23' you did?
The pilot house is cool, but the basketball hoop you mounted to the stern is really badass.
First rule of surfing Cojo:
Don't post pics of surfing Cojo.
Mark's Plastics is popular choice for windows, and they're local to you.
Is it essentially a trimaran, or does is come together into a cathedral style hull in the stern? Does it plane or is it a displacement design?...
This is going to be the most badass Skippy 20 open in history.
Heard back from Brandon. The Bight is still alive and well. They just had to push the Fall issue back to early 2018 due to some unrelated issues...
This might be a good option for those looking for a smaller Radon:
Anyone know what's going on with The Bight magazine? No new Fall issue. No news on their website or FB page. Tried to email Brandon with no...
To my knowledge, nobody is making true Wilsons anymore. The last mold made it's way up to SF where it became the foundation for Highliner Boats...
WC rods tend to have a softer tip that transitions into more backbone as you get into the rod. A true popping rod has a stiff tip to more easily...
I really like the CE 800 XF though it may be more at home at 20lb.
US 80 Predator all day long.
Can you tell him not to make it a raised caprail. The flat caprail looks soooooooo much better.
I'm sure the height can easily be changed for slightly custom size.
Mark, WTF??? You just got that 29' and now your having Don build a new 16'?????
You have a sickness sir. :D
And I'm very jealous.
New would be just 100-125K for the basics. Waitlist about 2yr before they start your build.
In terms of "over-penetration", slow heavy rounds are much more likely to over penetrate than fast light rounds. A sub-sonic 45ACP is MUCH more...
Just do a search for 13ft whaler. There's a whole build thread. He did it up like a flats poling skiff
Something tells me if you can afford a 1 million dollar boat, you could probably afford a 4 million dollar boat.
No, this is where it's at:
You're gonna love it.
The price was reduced by 100k. Not to 100k.
I like them both pretty equally but for different applications. The Tilefish is faster which I think makes for a better bait stick - especially...
You think a Centaur with an HXW Raptor filled with 100lb is a good "do it all" 100lb rig? Enough capacity for the kite but still light enough to...
#2) US 80 Predator
I don't think going from your current boat to a 30' skippy is gonna give you what you want. Flybridge and more V is gonna undo anything the extra...
If you prefer the faster action, then also look at the UC US80 Monster. They are less parabolic than the CE's. I like UC, the recoil on those...
One of my favorite all time hulls. Please give a run down of how the ride compares before/after the bracket as well as performance #'s. You hear...
I've noticed that too when I've tied it in weak line just for practice. I think the tag and main line braid get smashed together at that point...
That's all sorts of badass right there.
Hobie powerskiff or Livingston
You must be an absolute beast of a human if you got the Del Mar to bend all the way to the handle. Granted I've only pulled on the 900 not the...
Now that sir, is fuggin' badass.
That marbling is awesome!
The forward sloping windows are on the San Juan models which have an extended pilot house at the expense of less cockpit. They currently produce...
I'll take that 34' Radovich for sale on here.
+1 for the UC CE 800xf. Awesome 20lb chovy chucker.
Screw the Parkers - jump on this thing HEX:
Assuming you're referring to Nick's boat? That thing is badass.
I'm sure you're right about this, and that's why they tend be a match made in...
So, I know the prevailing wisdom is the Santa Barbara hulls don't like brackets (at least in terms of ride quality). Does a transom mounted...
Yes the motor runs fine on regular but it will de-tune itself to 250hp when you run it on 87.
No. Flywheel issue is unique to the 350 which is a V8. The 300 is basically the 250 motor running a hotter tune and requires premium fuel
This one is tied with the one Barrett did as most badass 13' Whaler in history.
Strong work on the gel coat restore! Wet sand or just buff and polish? :cheers:
What's the commercial market for bonito? Cat food?
Which Yammie is on your boat? Those are some impressive #'s. I'm a big fan of OB Skippy's.
I think in another thread someone coined those "barbed wire JTOB's". The red in this one is sick, and even though the crouching tiger hidded...
Are you planning on ordering a new one, or a resto-mod on an older hull?
That rod is the same blank as the US80 Tilefish.
I like it better upside down. Forward facing windows with a spoiler :devil:
Deckhands don't like dealing with spectra as its way more likely to cut them when working a tangle. As a result, they are far more likely to cut...
The Hawkins and Hobie won't beat you up the way a tri-hull Whaler will. There are also way fewer around than millions of Whalers so there's that...
Try the Tilefish Jr.
There's a Whaler 13' on CL that was redone by Radon complete with cab and belly added to the hull.
When I saw the title I thought you were making a mini version for your 23' turned 26'. This is still cool though. Love the lines on these Blackman...
Livingston 14's are pretty popular in Hawaii where guys have them rigged up for fishing ahi in very gnarly conditions. It should do well for you....
Let's say you plan to fish with 30lb so running 10lbs of drag. Go tie a 10lb weight to your rod and pull a few times and see...
I'd try and target some smaller fish for this first or second trip - probably not smart to go pull on one of these cow BFT just yet. Definitely...
It's actually mycobacterium ;)
There's another one on CL right now set up with a (non-running) straight shaft diesel in it for 5k. Talk about awesome.
You can get some pretty damn big ones at any party store. You can even get one sporting your favorite superhero :rockin:
If going the balloon route consider using a big mylar instead of latex. They'll hold helium for weeks if not longer.
This happened to one of my hunting buddy's Benelli's. Took into a gunsmith who did the old heat it up trick. First shot the following dove opener...
Former long time boat builder in Costa Mesa during the "fiberglass alley" days. Made a lot of the lifeguard boats that are still in use as well as...
Yep. It'll be right next to the Dramamine.
Go meclizine instead of dramamine (trade name is Bonine). It's less drowsy and works as good or better. Like was said above: 1 the night before...
They're only going on days with little to no wind, loooooong period groundswell, and chartered boats big enough to put 3-4 skis and a tender on...
Add to the above:
-custom hand made
-not that many out there (30ish G17's and just this 1 19')
-2 year wait list for a new one
I have no idea. Hopefully someone can chime in with that info. I don't see how dangling yummies from a greenstick is any different from dangling...
I've been wondering about Greensticking these big BFT's. Anybody out there doing it?? If so, success?? There's a thread from a couple years ago...
Awesome. Do you have any pics of the interior?
The UC's pretty much all fish "best" at the upper end of their ratings. If you're trying to get away with one that will fish the lower end of its...
The tilefish rods are pretty stiff/fast action. The regular tilefish is way too much rod for 20lb. In general I prefer something a little more...
-year of hull and motor
-cruise and top speed
-mpg at cruise
-any soft spots
-current registration on boat and trailer?
-title in hand?...
Mama's on Maui is da kine for sure. For the more budget oriented: Tacos Lucero in the Ensanada fish market.
MXJ with MC.
Nice. Who did the design and printing?
UC CE900 Del Mar
I've got my next "Chovie Chucker" set-up planned out. It will be a UC CE 800XF with a Saragosa 6000. Schoolie YFT lookout.
He's got more pics on his first for sale thread go this boat.
I love this thing. Unfortunately a couple years too soon for me otherwise it would be mine.
What's the beam?
Nice! What are the specs on the Wahoo Jr? Is that a newer blank?
Are the 20's and 23's the same hull aside from the length, or do they have different beams/whole different hull design?
Have you tried calling Bill? I like the way you opened up the boat a little.
Anybody tried a length of multi-strand wire instead of the heavy fluoro for abrasion resistance? Are these big BFT that line shy? My...
Try a UC CE 800xf. Really nice 20lb blank.
Huntington is prettier.
I believe if you can prove you paid sales tax in another state then you do not have to pay CA sales tax.
So thanks for everyone that chimed in on how Blackman's ride and why they are the way they are, but that was stuff I already knew. Can anyone...
So I know the 26's (and the Billfishers in particular) have a bad wrap for getting squirrelly headed down swell. Do the smaller hulls like the...
Well, I think bow steer/broaching is a possibility in any hull that has a relatively sharp entry that tapers back to lesser V at the stern....
I'm pretty sure that one was hiding up in the PNW somewhere. 19ft'er?? Is that a mold? If so, can I borrow it wen you're done? ;)
Sliding rear window?
Can easily do a trolling motor on an 18' Whaler.
Your definition of self bailing deck is wrong. A self bailing deck (aka wet deck) is one that sits above water line and water drains overboard via...
Any additional pics of all this? I've been through your build thread. This is one of my favorite hulls.
Bunks stuffed up under the pilot house or no?
I talked for a while with the dealer at FHS (just for shits and giggles - way outta my price range). The hull is solid glass and the house is...
I checked it out at LB FHS. Awesome rig. Also available with a big single diesel on a shaft.
If you wanna fish >40lb then the JX Raptor is a better choice (albeit significantly more expensive).
Pull on a Predator before deciding. Awesome blank.
Raw = BFT
Seared = YFT
The SJ90F is technically a surf/jetty blank (hence the "SJ") so look in that section of their blank list. It's entirely possible that it is no...
Tell me about it. I picked up a US80 Predator and I swear that rod damn near floats - in air!
I can't speak for the Wahoo, but I did pull on a 900 Del Mar at FHS and it has a definite shut off around the 1/2 way mark. It's a MAN's stick no...
You can do 100% Tung oil also. It takes a looooooooong time to dry but will leave almost a hard protective shell once done (a few coats is best)...
Try a PM 1/2 day. The Dana Point boats are a little more "touristy" than the SD fleet and have spinning rental gear which will make for less...
Does that mean you will be selling your 19'?
I've seen it in Dana Point dry storage. No idea if it's still for sale.
Awesome w/ killer marbling! I pulled on a predator blank at the FHS. Damn that thing is impressive. I neeeeeed one!
The general consensus is that UC's can easily fish the top of their ratings. That being said, the advice above is spot on with regards to pulling...
UC Tilefish Jr although it's 7'6"
Which one? The grey one or the white/blue one??
Original 500 size Tranx for the Del Mar. Tranx 400 on a 900 Monster and another 400 on one of the heavy swimbait finatic blanks.
Thanks. Now I need to go change my pants after seeing that Lumacat.
With the advent of spectra lines that don't stretch (especially when running to a short Flouro leader which also doesn't really stretch), glass...
In addition to the cabin it has also had some radon style belly added to the hull
What lb test do you like to fish on the 610?
Absolutely beautiful. Do you have any footage of the boat in rough conditions. Cats are excellent in wind chop but have a reputation for not...
One of the heavier UC swimbait finatics.
What's the benefit of the drum winch v a traditional windlass?
Love the argyle look with the gold over the dragon scale.
South shores would be a good place to practice
I'm confused by your statement that CE's are too soft for fishing jigs/irons. Is it a fundamental difference in the style of jig/iron fishing on...
I like the idea of a Tranx on that rod
I love all your builds but this one is particularly awesome. I agree the colors work together so much better than they "should".
Nice. Can see my old house in the background.
Skiff, is that a 115 Yammie on the back of that G17 that just got the overhead addition? That...
Looks great. I'm not super familiar with slow-pitch technique. Why the trigger reel seat on a rod that's not gonna be casting?
Bad-Ass. I think you would be hard-pressed to find more boat (or better boat) in that size range at that price
I would be all over the Etec Blackman if I were you.
Tilefish for 50lb or Tilefish Jr for 30lb. UC's like to fish at the top of their line rating.
Ho Lee Fuk! That one looks like it made the swim over from NZ.
Neptune's Fart maybe?
a quick google turned up the "nicer dicer"
What lb test are you guys using on your UC del mars? Rating is a little high for the traditional 40lb surface iron set-up.
The Seeker SJ90 also makes a killer jig stick.
Can't say I blame. She's one hell of a boat. I look forward to seeing your continued progress.
Salt Away says not to flush with fresh water after the Salt Away. They say it continues to dissolve salt just sitting in there and you shouldn't...
UC Wahoo or Del Mar
I have zero experience making 100+ mile runs out into open ocean, so here's a (naive) question for you guys. Do you expect the sea state to get...
Look at the one on the Shamrock 20 PH (there's one in the classified's right now). Also look at the one Freeman did for a while.
How bout the UC sidewinders. Check out the one Trelikes just built on here.
Very cool (and super clean) boat. Hey if something's worth doing, it's worth over-doing.
Do you still eat the fish??
I know. And to think she's leading in the polls.
I dig the light house logo
Don't many boat builders remove the screws prior glassing to avoid the screw corrosion issue all together??
I could swear I saw the Andersons...
Sick boat, but probably the greatest CL ad ever. (No affiliation)
That makes a good case for a kelp knife.
Man. I LOVE this model and this one is CLEAN. GLWS!
Bloodydecks: Where passion meets pissin'
Or just get a subscription. No reason to drag your Dr. and pharmacist into this.
Trailer included? Trailer in working condition? Any more pics? You're really tempting me with that price.
There's a yellow "scepter" model on OC CL in Fullerton.
The 70's-early 80's are the "Potter built" hulls which are widely regarded as some of...
Anyone doing a short length of wire on the flatfalls, or does that mess with the action too much/too visible for these picky BFT?
M/V Old Fart
I'm considering a 900 Monster for my next 40lb jig stick. Would you recommend the US or the CE? Would like to be able to throw a variety of jigs...
I'd be proud of that was my 100th wrap. Sick tiger!
That's the ocean's version of a Tur-duck-en
Give them a call. The phone number and email are on their "website." Or shoot bbbill a message here on the board.
That is a Panga hull that got a full treatment Andersons.
Anyone tried a UC Zeus blank for our west coast style yo-yo?
Do it up like this one!
I'm considering the Tilefish for my next Yo-Yo set up but I was concerned the 8ft length would be a little much on the Yo-Yo. You don't find it to...
Arima or C-dory
I love the 20 open Skippy's w/ OB-bracket conversions, and Beardog's boat is just on another level.
It seems like some hulls really like this set...
UC CE900 Monster with a Truth SM if you wanna go outside the box
Just plain perfect in every possible way. That is very definition of a West Coast Sportfishing boat.
Skiff, please stop posting all these pics. Every time you do I get closer and closer to making a terrible financial decision. :D
10' 100lb stick = I better get to the gym
Lots of positive feedback on this blank. After pulling on it, where do you think it's sweet spot is (since the rating is so broad)?
Wow, great platform in great shape. Do these smaller Blackmans (20-23') have the same squirrely downhill ride as the 26' Billfishers, or do they...
Del Mar is heavier action than the Wahoo. These new jig stick blanks have finally made their way onto the UC website.
I really love these stingaris and yours looks awesome. How's the ride in some chop? Looks like a very shallow deadrise at the stern.
Decide how much/far you really plan on trailering. If 90% will just be to your local ramp then go bigger (like 25'). If you really wanna go from...
Toss poppers to BFT's
I've been wondering the same thing. They now make a LGN reel too. If they made a LGN star mag now that would really be a killer west coast iron...
Sorry to hear that. You did a great job reviving her. I wish I was in a place right now to consider taking her off you hands. Good luck with...
Check out the Seeker SJ90F as well. One of the foremost custom rod wrappers on the West Coast swear this is the best jigstick ever made.
:rockin: Love the way those colors work on the tiger
I also love my MXJ. Since you are new to conventional gear, get one with MC to reduce the inevitable spaghetti nests.
That's a good method too but unless you have a looooong rubber band it still places your mainline right down on the rocks.
I like that approach as it allows you to run lighter line to the weight so if it gets snagged you can just re-tie the weight without losing the...
What's he gonna be using it for. All I've heard is how good that blank is, but I can't figure out what it was designed for. Not long enough for a...
Teva makes some shoes for wakeskating that look like the illegitimate love child of a pair skate shoes and slice of swiss cheese.
Are these Stingari's pretty similar to the Blackman 20's? The hull form looks very similar to my untrained eye, but I'm sure I'm missing the details.
Word on the street from a former tuna seiner deckie (those guys end up eating some weird chit out there) is they are extremely salty. Fresh water...
Just go with coilovers
I assume that's gonna be leaning post/bait tank combo on the G17? How many gallons? What's the plan for power, it looks like twins with the wide...
Where did you get your "Dawn Patrol" decals made up?
The different color paints smell different! :D
^^ Ultimate SoCal inshore fish boat. G21 with that walkaround would be the ultimate SoCal offshore fish boat.
Why no lip on the bow of the...
If money were no concern, a Freeman 33 pilot house would be the ultimate west coast fishing boat.
Wow what a killer Blackman at a reasonable price. Especially with that power package.
Which one would you pick and why? Drag ratings and capacity are pretty similar. I need a good 50lb set-up for the above applications. Mostly...
I like the smaller flat falls for offshore/paddy work. The slower sink = more time in the zone. Opposite applies if I'm targeting fish close to...
So long awesome story short: That boat was essentially stripped down to fiberglass, completely dismantled down to the hull, and rebuilt to CABO...
I like how you opened it up. Looks good, and seems like it's more functional and less space capsule. would love to see some cockpit/cabin picks...
Ya, that's really good stuff. It's used to paint naval ships and offshore oil rigs. They also have some products which make great garage floor...
Oilager's reference specifies "inland waters". I think in the salt there is only a hook restriction when rockfishing??
Sweet skiff. The last 3 they've pumped out (Canyon's, Danny's. and this one, and probably a few in between I don't know about) have all turned...
Might be easier but it just wouldn't be the same (and you'd miss out not having those pics of ur boat in the red rocks).
Well at least they have good taste in boats. Do they come up for auction ever?
LOL. Ando 22 for Lake Castaic? Isn't that like driving the kids to soccer practice in one of these:
So, I know you really want a diesel (I'm a huge diesel fan myself, but I think those motors belong in a shaft), but have you seen the 1980 24...
There's some talk in the "Meet Maverick" thread in the Check out my boat forum regarding 6bt's w/ stern drives. They make it sound like a great...
Bump for my favorite thread on the internet.
Skiff, and recent spy photos (or splash day photos) of the latest Greenoughs?
How bout you keep the motors and I'll buy the boat they're attached to? ;)
I agree. Keep saving and when you get out there get yourself a Freeman 28 :drool: with your small fortune.
The long range boats use RSW so I don't see why there would be a problem aside from actually getting it cold enough to freeze. Ideally salt water...
If your primary concern is range then why not still consider an OB conversion and add a 2nd fuel tank in the existing engine compartment?
Love that marbling look!
That's some impressive work to be doing in your garage. :cheers:
That Mex flag tiger is so freakin cool.
Are you getting that blue one on CL? If so, congrats. That thing looks awesome.
Very cool. Is it a displacement or planing cat? How does it handle a following or rear quartering sea? Many cats are excellent in a head sea but...
Why doesn't a Cummins 5.9 make the list?
The more I see Maverick the more I like that color scheme. That light blue stripe and deck really set it...
Riddle boats also look like really nice HI made boats. Based on a Radon hull.
How 'bout this one?
Just wen through this thread start to finish. Such an incredible transformation and awesome workmanship. I would love to see this same treatment...
Or how 'bout if Canyon and I both order one at the exact same time maybe we can get a 2 for 1 special?? And you can just apply the G17 trade in...
Very cool little sled. Right up there with a Greenough 17 but at 1/2 the price.
Damn Bill. I'm digging the lines on the Double Edge. Very similar to the Salsipuedes. So mean/sinister looking.
Nice hunt and beautiful dog!
Very nice boat. Can't believe nobody has snatched that up yet. Current asking price?
I would keep the mono rating under the braid rating just to make sure that the mono breaks first so as to not loose the braid which is...
Time to look into that bayonet mount.
Yes. It's at 9th/10th St. as you're driving up PCH.
Nice Haul. Mixed bag hunting/fishing is my favorite kind of trip. What kind of dogs are those?
I wouldn't let close quarter maneuverability issues deter you from seriously considering the shamrock. True it's not quite as easy as an outboard...
That shammy is an awesome little sled. So versatile. Very offshore capable but easy to store and trailer too. That price seems more than fair too...
I bet they taste fishy.
Make sure that perma-trim isn't on there upside down :D
Do you clip on the clothes pin so that it is pinching the line itself, or just inside the loop in the end of the line with the line sliding freely...
That's one beast of a bow rail. Nice job on the cabin lines.
I know many others have said it before me, but man the Andersons sure know how to design & build cabins. The lines on the Maverick, Rock Steady,...
How's the 115 on gas compared to the 90 (assuming both are pushing the same hull)? Any real downside to stepping up to the 115 aside from initial...
Less is more. I really like these.
MC is great if you'll be casting with the reel ( I love my MXJ MC), but if the reel is gonna be your trolling rig I would skip it.
There's one right now on CL Hawaii. Same 18x8 SB built hull configured as a center console. He's asking 10K IIRC.
Here ya go skiff:
Ya, I've remember his posts on the other site talking about running it on his homebrew b100 biodiesel. $12 for a Cruz trip ain't too shabby. So...
Such a killer job. Coulda/shoulda come from the factory like that.
Reminds me of my buddy's neighbor that has a Hummer (H1). He had a bumper sticker made that said "Relax hippie, it's biodiesel" just so he...
Did you guys ever see/hear performance numbers after your G17 Wasabi was converted to a Yanmar 4BY3 by its new owner? At 150hp and well over...
So now that you've had it for a few days and already put a few hundred miles on it how do you like it? I'm going to need to swap my King Cab...
So he's got a 500mi range at cruise?? :eek:
The single inboard diesel/v-drive is such a killer set-up especially with a walk-around engine box. Makes me wonder why Ed went with...
I really like the cork tape grip but still with a reel seat. I wonder why you don't see that more often (except on some surf rods).
Anyone catch the fish count from the Legend 3/4 day yesterday?
29 Wahoo for 10 anglers.
That is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I have...
Congrats on the new ride. I'm sure we'd all love to see some on water pics and a report on how she goes.
I don't think anyone was implying that it's not set-up well or that it's a bad boat, just that it's not the same hull (at least from a dimensions...
I couldn't find any real specs on that hull but based on the photos it doesn't look nearly as beamy as an Anderson Greenough (7'10" at the stern...
He's selling that cuddy panga?? I loved watching that thing come to life over on spearboard
Love that dark hull. Is it gelcoat or LP?
Do you have any pics showing the deck space on the "Wasabi"? I know Ed still has a ton of deck space on "Andale" but I'd think the...
And whoever beholdin those, beholdin 2 ugly rods.
JK, I actually think they're alright.
I'm really diggin the cord grip on the one.
Lack of deck space is the biggest issue with that boat. Open back pilothouse would also be a little better for fishing. Definitely a kick ass...
What color is that new G17? In 1/2 the pics it looks bright blue and in the other 1/2 (harbor pics) it looks more greenish??
Can't wait to see this next project take shape Ed. If Andale is gonna need a new home to make your new dream a reality you let me know.
I've got one on my Seeker Pinhead 1268-8 that I really like. Nice affordable option so I don't cry too much if it gets banged up on the cattle boats.
This sums it up pretty good
Ya kinda odd that it has that early Radon "dip bow" but then says Radoncraft on the PH which is what Harold Davis' early boats went by IIRC....
I would think something like the inserts they use on snowboards would fit the bill. Just drill some shallow holes and glass em in....
Ya, great lines with that raised bow. Part of me really wants to order a bare hull and have Andersons or Jeff Hull finish it with the full...
That exact Riddle 19 is currently for sale on CL Hawaii
Is that blue more or less the same navy blue as Mas Olas?
Are those dark gelcoat colors a bitch to maintain and keep looking nice? Are they...
Man that really does suck. I love that he has his windshield wipers going though :rofl:LOL
That pic of your Radon is hilarious because with that light in the background it looks like the boat has inspector gadget style helicopter blades.
I was at that playground 2 blocks south with my kids. The wife and I decided to cruise around and look at houses on the way out since it's a nice...
I'm not quite at the point in my life where I could undertake a ground-up bare hull project. Plus a 27' is a little more boat than I want for a...
Since we're talking about vintage Radon's, does anyone have any info on that hull that's sitting in the vacant lot on the 1400 block of Lake Dr....
Ed's boat is indeed pretty bad-ass. Can you guys that have a lot experience with these boats (Ed, Skiff, Gernsey, etc.) comment on the...
Congrats again Lou. I'm happy for you and your family. After you get them out a time or two let me know when you wanna head out to the local...
Care to elaborate? I love the G-17's and that's the first time I've ever really heard anything negative about their ride. I gotta admit these...
That thing looks incredible Canyon. Congrats. Care to share a little about the configuration/rigging you decided to go with and what you'll be...
Anybody have any opinions/thoughts on the drum/spool style anchor winches that are popular with the commercial guys? I know they are popular in...
Pelican King: Go to the thread Canyon linked a few posts up. Or if you're really serious give Anderson Custom Boats a call.
I think the great thing about the Andos, Radons, or really any other custom builder is that you are getting an extremely well made boat that can...
Nice! Thanks SurfSeeker. Ask and you shall receive I guess. That one is set up pretty much exactly how I want mine. If you have any more pics...
Awesome. Thanks Skiff for helping me get my G17 fix until I have one of my own some day. What's the long oval cutout for in the port side dash of...
Speaking of which, did that G17 splash yet?? Any recent photos since the couple skiff posted months ago? I plan on ordering my own G17 in a...
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