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    For Sale Pressure Cooker & Canning Jars

    All American Model 921 pressure cooker (21.5 quart liquid capacity) in like new condition. Includes all the optional tools and components for safe cooking of your catch. 4 cases (48) of Ball 1 Pint Wide-Mouth jars are included and not sold separately. Price: $300.00 Pick up in San Diego...
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    F150 owners

    You have a point, but I see the flip side. Your Racor was overcome and allowed some contaminated fuel to pass through to the engine. The onboard Yamaha filter caught it and saved your engine. Pure conjecture of course. My personal experience with a similar situation occurred with some bad...
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    First Boat Guidelines

    Looks like a dual console model.
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    First time offshore

    I wouldn't encourage such tomfoolery.
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    Question on Wave height and Period vs comfort.

    An 8 second wave period is fairly typical for a local 1' - 3' wind swell. With 5'+ wave heights, that same 8 second wave period becomes an abnormally uncomfortable head sea. I'd cancel any plans to fish on the anchor ... period. If I was planning an offshore trip, there's only a slim chance I...
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    any fines for fishing mdr jetty

    You need the right Rx. Rig all your gear and set it by the door no later than 3:00 pm. Watch fishing videos until dinner. At 9:00 p.m, make your lunch and put it in the 'fridge. Check for drinks and get your cooler out of the garage. Check for ice. Drive to the mini-mart for a bag of ice and...
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    Is this even possible around here these days?

    I don't know which fish you're referring to, but all were the usual suspects.
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    Is this even possible around here these days?

    Seems like a very long time ago.
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    Fishing Related Book Collection

    Gonna have some repeats here, but here are just a few: the Cliff Cross bibles for Mex/Baja before the road; both Sea of Cortez books; John Rains/Pat Miller's guide, and then the Gene Kirra book. Only a few of you may have read Ben Hunter's "The Baja Feeling." It captured the essence of my coming...
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    New boat for use in so cal

    Pangas have been used to fish and set traps around the Coronado Islands forever, but those boats were made in Mexico, and fished by Mexicans. My observations, dating from the 70's, are that fisherman from San Diego, seeking great value, economy, weight reduction and utility to fish the islands...
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    What are the capabilities of this boat?

    I'd probably pass because it looks as if it has I/O power. Otherwise, a 1970's tri-hull can provide plenty of utility at a cheap price. My 1st boat was an 18' Glaspar back in 1972. With O/B power, we fished and water skied everywhere, and also surfed Pt. Loma with it. Easy to trailer, we took...
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    Trailer advice (bunk supports)

    Be prepared to cut off the old parts: either with a torch or a sawzall. Be prepared to find the lag screws/bolts shot. Be prepared to find the old holes in the sodden wood bunks unusable, so that the bunks will have to be shifted forward or backward a couple of inches, if not replaced. It will...
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    Post your last fishing Pic!

    Released one last October. That's it.
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    Can’t find my bilge pump

    Flip the switch and listen. You found the switch right? Uh-oh ...
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    Fiberglass botch job?

    Among other things, I'd remove the bolt, probe the hole and plan on filling it properly as part of the overall repair project. I'd remove delaminated glass and chase the problems as far as they go. More surprises seem likely.
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    The good old days: 1/2 day trip for $1.50. pics coming off my wall.

    I had forgotten that. I remember feeling abandoned when he brought the PQ over from Hawaii as I recall. Correct me if I'm wrong. For a Long Beach boy, that picture also recalls the landmark Rainbow Pier, the Pike, with it's roller coaster, and the Villa Riviera Hotel.
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    Cleat install without through bolt

    What I'd be thinking is to install one or more inspection plates inside the anchor locker to gain access to the underside of the bow. Once you've got access, options abound. One would be to remove the combination light and install separate side lights ... port and starboard. Then, a proper...
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    Livewell siphoning with pump off

    Sugaree - I must say that you know what you're doing, and your basic setup is fine. You have been given some of the worst advice on a boating forum that I've ever read. OMG what nonsense. As you know, with the pump off, water is back flowing through the inlet and down and out through the pump...
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    For Sale REDUCED!!!!! Some big framed boat pics and CARIBBEAN fish Art

    I fished the Estrella many, many times out of Pacific Landing, during my days at Jefferson Jr. High. in the late 50's. Thanks for the memories.
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    Wahoo are dangerous.

    Those Darwin Award competitors surely knew better, and still engaged in what I would call a really stupid stunt ... just for the sake of another silly fish picture. You'd think it was their first one ... and gave the fish no respect. They lucked out. Sliding your bare hand inside the gill plate...
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    Vintage Tady question

    I still have one of Tady's heavy chrome heads, originally skirted in pink vinyl I believe. I ran it around San Diego once in awhile in the 70's ... it was way-too-big "be careful what you wish for" risky business with my gear. I remember the big tuna that ate it off my 18' tri-hull. Classic. I...
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    Range needed for San Clemente Tuna?

    Until you've several seasons of experience running the boat in different conditions, you won't be able to reliably predict your NMPG on any given day. It will likely vary based upon numerous variables. If you're bound and determined to limit yourself to burning only 2/3's of your fuel capacity...
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    Large Krocodile lures

    Notice the difference in the thickness. The shorter one is much heavier.
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    Toddler Fighting Chair

    I'd like one of those. I'll be eating pureed food soon.
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    Scabbler jig?

    Very common ... the white ones caught a few barracuda.
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    Fishfinder setup Raymarine C80 Airmar B744V Trans

    The HS fairing block is not recommended for boats less than 30' in length. There's a low speed fairing block also available, and that's the one I used on my boat. No two boats will be the same, but with a decent transducer installation, you should get clean returns at your cruising speed of 18...
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    visiting Catalina by boat first time

    I take it you've never been there. There are two ways to do it. Take your boat as planned, or take one of the express ferries, stay in a nice place, and do all of the buffalo sightseeing you can stand. For an anniversary trip (you don't say which one ... and that's key), I'd go with the ferry...
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    Radio/Antenna, Handheld Radio and Radar

    Don't forget the Garmin cabling parts for networking your devices via NMEA2000. Make sure the dimensions of the VHF will fit in the available space. You've received good advice so far. An emergency beacon should be high on your list ... whether an EPIRB or a PLB. Your boat has plenty of foam ...
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    Conception Exempt From Safety Requirements?

    Why? You don't make your point very clear. As far as the exemption from the updated escape route rules are concerned, that is a red herring with respect to the proximate cause of these particular deaths, which were due the fire, the lack of any working smoke/fire alarms, and a sleeping crew...
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    Deal or No Deal?

    Will the bank still run trips that honor the pass?
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    Private boat sale, large cash transactions? Alternatives?

    Your criticism is well taken. The lawsuit which followed my sale focused precisely upon the deficiencies you noted.
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    Private boat sale, large cash transactions? Alternatives?

    My full contract is incredibly detailed, and covers everything from HIN to motor serial #'s, deposit, refunds, cancellation, time limits for performance of each step of the transaction, survey, mechanical inspection, etc. It goes on and on. Should any seller need a trailer boat sales agreement...
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    Private boat sale, large cash transactions? Alternatives?

    The seller is in the controlling position to specify the form of final payment prior to delivery of the boat. There is no reason why a wire transfer (or cash deposit) cannot be timed to occur on the same day. I simply used the mobile banking app on my cell phone to confirm the receipt of wired...
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    The beginning years started here for a lot of us.
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    Why are my cedar plugs doing this?

    Too much speed can overpower the swivel, but a tuned plug and a new swivel is a good start. TIP: take advantage of a clockwise circling tuna to untwist your line.
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    Sonar pics w/ questions

    What do you suppose those marks are?
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    Casting lures for Marlin?

    We used to throw Pili poppers from time to time. I'd say some of the modern poppers would be a blast so long as you remove the hooks.
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    SoCal Marlin Spread

    First another triple, then taking a breather with no hooks in our spread due to over abundance of fish.
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    For Sale EMERGENCY roadside tool kit

    I have a few items left over from my old Baja kit, for emergency roadside situations. A word about that impact wrench: it's an odd one that spins up to high rpm's and then gives the lug nut a single impact, so it's only good for those times when the nut is frozen and you've tried everything...
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    What decade were these guides used?

    I had a deckhand for a neighbor who demonstrated his barrel guides for me after I disparaged them. He angrily threw his rod down on the sidewalk and stomped on the guides by jumping up and down of them with his boots. He asked me if I could do that with my rods. The last time I had seen them was...
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    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    That was a definitely a "thing." I threw a few coins off that boat when I was about 7 and mom was in a generous mood. I wanted to swim out and try it, but mom said I wasn't old enough.
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    Shelter Island to Ensenada

    I retract my statement as to the paperwork. I go back to the days before Fito was hired to run the marina. We got the Jr. Suite for $135/night. Slip N/C. No marina office even built yet. Drove the toll road most times. Free use of boat ramp (see above). Great times. Made our own bait. Mike...
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    Shelter Island to Ensenada

    I don’t know what trip the magazine describes, but I’ve done it.
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    Pacifica on line for 7-5-19

    ... and who isn’t.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I also thought about that ... set the AP course to WPT, a quick check of TTG, iPhone alarm set 20 minutes less, iPhone on pillow.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Pretty interesting. Perhaps he fled. Perhaps it was a deadhead. It's happened before. I know ... I was the deadhead. I was only about 15. Decades ago ... and I've told the story before. Our community could fill the Library of Congress with sport boat stories ... and I mean sketchy ones.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Ralph G. Miller was also a law professor, and taught me as a student at Cal Western when it was at Sunset Cliffs. #abs, #newbreak
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    You both underscore the point being made by those who criticize this operation. For the 2nd ticket, or anyone else, to fall asleep at the wheel is a well known risk for sport boat operations as they are conducted here in Southern California. These guys face a grueling task. It is incumbent upon...
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Add waypoint alarm to the list.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Oh ... I think the boat was right on course.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If true, this is an indictment of governmental maritime safety investigations, and the tight lipped tradition that protects our local sportfishing fleet. Too secretive, too slow, no action .. and now this. I don't expect anything to change. I hope I'm wrong.
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    Bait Tank Install & Hatch

    Yes sir. I installed my bait tank on top of an inspection plate, and rigged the water lines through the plate, rather than removing it. I suggest you do the same by using a hole saw to cut openings for each hose. You want to keep water intrusion below deck to a minimum. I used elbow fittings...
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    Keeping batteries topped off on overnight Cat Island trip

    You'll be in Avalon, so you will have emergency service available, which is better than being out at Clemente or down in a remote area of Baja, so that's a plus. Two batteries and a battery selector switch are absolutely mandatory if you're determined to run a bait pump all night. Whatever you...
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    Don’t forget to chalk your wheels!

    Chalking wheels. Another tip ... don't be a moron. To die the way he did, this Darwin award contestant parked on a slope, then failed to place the towed vehicle in park and failed to set its parking brake. Once it began rolling away, he ran around behind it to stop it with his hands, being...
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    Fuel Questions

    A 25% error is unacceptable for any device that measures fuel usage and calculates fuel remaining. If you're not going to follow the proper set up procedure, you might as well not install the device in the first place. Water settles out of gasoline without any appreciable delay. I wouldn't be...
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    Bait tank pumps

    It's excessive. 1100 gph would be plenty for a single 35 gallon bait tank. In fact, I ran an 1100 to my 40 gallon tank and split off and choked down two feed lines to small corner wells.
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    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    There is a school of thought that says that once the fish come to the boat (or you slide into them) they get used to the sound of your motor and you shouldn't turn it off ... because the change will frighten them. I see repeated contradictions in your recommended tactics. I got whiplash just...
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    Don't be a launch ramp gypsy

    I was enjoying the Alexes sandwich from the deli. Outstanding.
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    Don't be a launch ramp gypsy

    Your tolerance is greater than mine. My anxiety became so acute, I would often times launch at 10:00 p.m. and sleep in an anchorage area until time to bait up. Pulling out at 2:00 p.m.? Not a chance. It became a no win situation eventually. It was either slip the boat or quit. Sounds like it's...
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    Don't be a launch ramp gypsy

    Trailer boating at gentlemen's hours died a long time ago.
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    MAC Irons. Anyone know the history

    You're very welcome. I wrote it primarily for you. I'm glad you saw it. I thought about posting the story on this thread for a long time, and eventually decided to go ahead. The memories from the teenage years are hard to beat and I cherish them. This was one.
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    MAC Irons. Anyone know the history

    CBS??? I’m not that hip. I did have a Dick Dale autographed surfboard though.
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    MAC Irons. Anyone know the history

    I have my own "mac" memory from about 1960. For a 14 or 15 year old, it was a tragic event, and the horror has stuck with me ever since. I believe I bought it at Fisherman's Hardware in Long Beach. It was rather expensive for me, and I was sort of afraid to fish it. It was green and yellow, and...
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    How to safely get rid of old fishing hooks?

    ... or substitute a glass jar and a hot batch of resin. Slowly drop the hooks into the jar one at a time in artistic fashion as the resin goes off, suspending some of the hooks midway. Trebles add a nice touch. Once the resin is fully hardened, break the jar to reveal a paper weight. As your...
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    "Bubble and Feather" for Bonito

    Ah yes ... Ray Bay, aka River, Power Plant, etc. Throwing those Scampi Coasters were ya? Needlefish moved in there along with the bonito in the 60's and the fishing was really, really good. I hit it all the time. Local news filmed me there for the 5:00 edition. Another day, I whipped one of...
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    Factoring waves, swells, periods and boat size

    You make good points. I will say that I don't subscribe to the "multiple of two" theory ... not even close. I speak as a small boater (25'). 4' at 8 seconds? No thanks. Of course my 4' may be a lot bigger than someone else's. I'll take those 22 second Southern Hemi's all day long ... the 6...
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    Factoring waves, swells, periods and boat size

    One, if not all, will prove to be incorrect. Often, the best indicators are the real time reports, which you can follow yourself everyday. If it's been blowing 20 three days in a row, the 4th day is going to be sloppy, even if it's windless. But here's the key: every time you're out on the...
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    Factoring waves, swells, periods and boat size

    The analysis of the raw data is helpful, but can never replace looking at it. In your example, the moderately sized long period swell would be comfortable for virtually any 20+ foot boat, and the very modest local wind prediction portends a typical morning and afternoon breeze. The 4' waves...
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    "Bubble and Feather" for Bonito

    All of you are part of the brotherhood. Great stuff. Pier and jetty rats. Don’t get me started talking about fishing the “72” jetty.
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    "Bubble and Feather" for Bonito

    Like it was yesterday. That was a “trolley.” I seldom resorted to using them. The trolley fishermen were packed shoulder to shoulder with their lines neatly positioned perpendicular to the pier. I’d get a hot fish on a long cast get running sideways and pick up two or three trolleys. Those guys...
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    "Bubble and Feather" for Bonito

    We only got 10¢ for bonito ... but then again, gas was 25¢. Good to know the tradition continued. We bounced the smaller ones onto the pier with great fanfare and to the delight of the onlookers. The bigger fish ... we had to handline s-l-o-w-l-y up with all the rubberneckers hoping for a...
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    "Bubble and Feather" for Bonito

    I was a pier rat. The hex head feathers go back to the late 50's at a minimum. They were the "go to" feather for ball 'n jigging off the piers. I set the one day record for bonito (35) off the old Belmont Pier in Long Beach, when in my teens. I made my splasher using an orange solid rubber...
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    Best Way to Remove Boat ID #s

    WD-40 is often surprisingly effective.
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    Bahia de los angeles for the firs time

    That sounds like a lot of heavy gear. You'll have good fun with some 20# - 25# stuff to yo-yo the Pt. Wilson Darts for the peanut yellowtail around Smith Island. Did you say August? Brutal.
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    Pulled some hooks on big Yellowtail at San Clemente

    If I was having a high ratio of pulled hooks, I'd try something different: perhaps a softer rod with braid, or mono + flouro, or letting 'em eat a little longer. If you fish the same way again, don't expect different results.
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    2006 Parker Yamaha150 Noise from engine.

    2700 hours combined on my F150's and I never heard anything like it. Normal? I don't think so. Give Ian Johnson 858-722-9926 a call.
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    I've had my 1950's vintage little guy re-tied, rigged and ready to go on my TLD 5 for the last 10 years or so.
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    Are we all that special?

    One-way spike strips?
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    FE Trailers (Baja Built)

    I'm curious about the non-traditional bunk set up. What were the design considerations for shortening up the bunks and adding the little ones at the back of the trailer? Loading on a less than perfectly straight angle seems problematic for keel-to-crossmember contact. The proof is in the pudding...
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    New boat Hull failure

    Yes. Where the warranty does not specify a time frame for the manufacturer to fulfill its obligations, the law imposes a reasonable time constraint. Determining what is reasonable under the circumstances is not going to be easy to prove in a litigation setting. As a former member, I strongly...
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    Boat ho etiquette?

    Don't bring more than 3 rods if it's your first time on the boat and keep all your gear to a minimum. Unless instructed otherwise, if you're first to the bait tank on a jig stop, brail a little bait and then offer a few baits in the net to other people, particularly the boat owner. Then wind in...
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    Surfing and Fishing

    120 miles at the Cortez Bank.
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    SOLD SHIMANO Pacific Series 7' 0" (30 - 80)

    I bought this thing by mistake because it requires a stud to pull on it. I'll let it go for whatever you want to pay. It's been sitting around unfished for too many years. It was quite expensive back in the day. Call or text me (Bob) @ 858-279-9015
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    Tony The Tiger

    Tony the Tiger has been used to describe different colors and patterns over the years. I don't suppose that there is any right or wrong answer to which is the "real" Tony the Tiger color pattern. Likewise, the Marauder nameplate has been used by different manufacturers over the years. When I...
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    Trailer hub rear seal replacement?

    If your hubs are running hot (pads dragging on rotors due to sticking calipers, for example) the grease loses its viscosity and pushes past the internal components and goes places where no man has ever traveled before. I have no evidence of that of course, it's just a voodoo trailer brake...
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    Trailer hub rear seal replacement?

    That sums it up nicely. The bearing buddy instructions are theoretical. I followed them, but learned not to expect perfection, especially with the more recent models, compared to those from years past. Maybe it was the hubs, races or bearings. Who knows? Real seal replacement is a messy...
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    Canvas to fiberglass hardtop conversion? Also, powder coat existing alum tower.

    Powder coated tower? Check (numerous times R.W.Little). Build my own tower deck? Check (plywood, fiberglassed and gelcoated, then painted with nonskid.) If you're going to want a tower sooner or later, just do it and be done with it. Mine had inboard tabs and a crossmember to support the deck...
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    Oregon Killing Sea Lions

    OK, now you've got me started. The MMPA or whatever its called has been, and still is, overreaching in its effect. I love a fur ball as much as any animal rights activist, but that doesn't mean they should be allowed a free pass to destroy human activity. Once their overabundance and aggressive...
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    Rod Tip Repair Services

    Until I could replace a tip, I'd just SuperGlue the inserts back into the frame. You might be surprised how long that will last. Just keep the glue off the inner circumference of the insert.
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    Shelter Island launch ramp is Open!!!!

    Red/green marker lights are reported to be coming to the outer posts in the near future. The opening allows even the smallest wakes to break on the ramp.
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    fishing tackle shop history.....

    The old-time tuna industry, sport boat, charter boat, and hardcore recreational San Diego guys should all know the Taniguchi's. I had the great fortune of an introduction to Norm, and his mom and pops. Hours spent talking story in the shop. Great people. Taniguchi's Tackle. You had to see it to...
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    fishing tackle shop history.....

    The pier trolley? Oh my ... you're really bringing back the memories. The Queenie had 3 engines ... yep. I'd forgotten that. Made for a few jokes, I can tell you that. The owner/skipper was known as "The Chinaman" whose real name was Bill Wantz as best I can remember. He was rather reclusive...
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    fishing tackle shop history.....

    I grew up in Long Beach in the 50's and 60's, very close to Fisherman's Hardware, located on Anaheim Street (next to Joe Jost's). I was a familiar face to its original owners, Walt and Slim. They opened a second location at the foot of Belmont Pier, and Walt's daughter (Christy?) worked there...
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    So Cal and Baja boat preferences

    The “dinosaur” we all called it. Think it was a Willis. Easily 25+ years ago. Still around? Pretty amazing. I remember going over to the house where it lived, out behind Playa Hermosa, and begging for a launch ... like now? Manana.
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    So Cal and Baja boat preferences

    You could do that 30' boat and put it on a low boy when you're ready. Let a professional move it down. Hell, we took a 34' down on its own bottom (came back up too, but without me ... thank god).
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    So Cal and Baja boat preferences

    Most vintage Grady buyers kept things simple by ordering a factory hardtop, but I had a custom tower in mind for what I wanted to do. Its weight was negligible relatively speaking. As far trailering a wide beam boat into Baja, taking it down and back once would be one thing, but doing it dozens...
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    So Cal and Baja boat preferences

    SoCal conditions will most always be very speed limiting, while Baja less so. Forget small boat radar to spot feeders ... birds maybe, but not likely. A walkaround Grady served me well for SoCal and Baja. The 9' 6" beam was pucker factor enough for Hwy. 1. Take apart tower fit the bill.
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    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    This is probably the best thread I've ever seen. Many of my memories have been covered, but here's a few from the Long Beach days. My San Diego and Baja stories are endless. Maybe later. Ball and jigging off Belmont Pier and setting the one day bonito record with 34. Blackie in the tackle...
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    This is an ACHILLES Model LSI-112 with a Yamaha 2.5 H.P. four stroke motor all set up on a Seitech launching dolly for the beach. Everything is in "like new" condition. The boat is 11' 2" and is made from the preferred material, Hypalon. An inflatable floor keeps it light and an inflatable keel...
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    Old Lures

    Spoofer had the full size Spoofer, the medium sized Spooferette, and the small sized Spoofer Jr. as I recall. On a slow wind, they will kick a deliciously wide pattern which was irresistible to barracuda back in the day. One of the all-time best jigs for barries. Yellowtail also ate them, but on...
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    1993 Chevy Suburban K2500 (4x4) Tow vehicle

    I am the original owner who purchased this 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive beast with the HD tow package and every available option except the snow plow attachment. MOTOR: I blew the original 7.4L (454 cu. in.) engine in 2007 due to stupidity and put in a new $6,000 crate engine. It's got 36,000 miles on...
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    Tuna tubes

    These home-made tuna tubes are Mag Bay tested and approved for keeping those skippies frisky until it's time to put 'em in. I had a lot of fun making them. Anyone can do it. They have large funnels at the bottom, giving them the perfect conical shape to softly cushion your little friends and...
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Before this thread is deleted, I wanted to thank the BD ownership for providing such a great "Members Boats For Sale" forum as a service to the BD community, and also to thank those BD members who posted here and/or called to inquire about the boat. Everyone was very kind. As it turned out, a BD...
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Great to hear. Thank you for your interest.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Thanks guys for the kind words. I appreciate it.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    On the trailer, topped off with about 200 gallons, I put it on a truck scale. Went nearly 9800#'s. I average 1.8 nmpg but your mileage may differ.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Thank you. Check out the trolling pattern.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Thank you for the tips. I'll see what I can do.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    Thank you so much for your post. My rookie mistake? I'll fix it if someone can help me out.
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    (SOLD) 25' Grady-White Sailfish (San Diego)

    1987/2005 GRADY-WHITE 25’ SAILFISH (Model 255) FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER: I purchased the boat new and have cared for it like my life depended on it ever since. It is in amazingly good condition. The boat has NO BOTTOM PAINT and has never been wet slipped. 2005 YAMAHA F150/LF150 4-stroke...
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    FINBOMB catches 662.2lb Blue Marlin

    I don't always congratulate a catch, but when I do, I prefer an epic achievement. Stay on it my friends.
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    Sailboat - BFT, YFT ,Big Bones- Coronado Canyon 07/08

    The pic of your cursor position doesn't help. If your vessel position is the same as your cursor position, that would be good to know. Anyway, the other pics serve the same purpose. I was just above you yesterday, too bad i missed it.
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    ***FMM Visa info for fishing Baja Coast and Coronado Islands***

    It would be speculation on my part to say why Mexico is trying to force a square peg into a round hole by applying ONLY A PORTION of the traditional land entry (FMM "tourist card") rules to entry by sea. The land entry rules are workable because of the "tourist corridor" and "72 hour" exemptions...
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    1st post

    No, I'm not saying that. You may feel that way, but I actually thought that quite a bit of information could be derived from the second attachment in particular. Date, time, location, speed and direction of drift, type and quantity of fish caught. There's probably even more there than I have...
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    1st post

    I'm very happy that some of you found useful information. I did not intend to post attachments, but I couldn't figure out how to post the files up directly. I'm new and eager to learn.
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    1st post

    It was no bother really. If you found no useful information in the attachments, you're already on it. Good for you.
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    1st post

    Nothing special ... here it is. Questions?
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    Found this news item at "Disabled fishing boat gets help A 41-foot fishing vessel, the Senor Hefe, was disabled Saturday after it struck a floating tuna pen about 30 miles west of Ensenada, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel's captain said the boat's...
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    Need mexican Insurance on 1987 Boat

    I am "grandfathered in" as a long time policy owner though Vagabundos del Mar (Zurich), but I was told that I could not increase my coverage, and if I ever cancelled, that they would not issue a new policy on 20 year old boat. This seems much the same as your predicament. Lewis and Lewis may...
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    For a complete package, check with my friend Jerry Hall, dba "" Tell him Pez Vela from San Diego sent you. Have a good time.
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    Loreto - Tripui

    I just returned from a week staying at Tripui in a private home. The trailer park is substantially rebuilt with private homes (no more thatched roof palapas). The restaurant was not damaged and is open for business. New hotel rooms are under construction adjacent to the pool. The old rooms are...