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  1. Baby J

    Trailer brakes?

    I put Kodiak’s on last spring. One full season of use and they still look like brand new.
  2. Baby J

    Stereos

    If you are making long runs to hunt for tuna or whatever, it’s really nice to have some rockin tunes. Especially if you want your woman and kids to enjoy the adventure.
  3. Baby J

    Stereos

    Mine is mounted in the underside of the t top on a walkaround. So far no issues but it’s stored out of the weather and under a cover.
  4. Baby J

    Stereos

    I run a big amp on mine but it’s on a separate circuit with its own battery. I definitely would never run it off a starter battery.
  5. Baby J

    Stereos

    I’ve have a full kenwood marine system with amps subs and speakers. Sounds very clean and crisp
  6. Baby J

    Labrador Stud

    Tava looks pretty smart. No BS fake news for Tava :D
  7. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    I have some Blue Demon rods coming today. These are supposed to be very good with saltwater use and have the most corrosion resistance. I’m going to use them to braise the cap strip of aluminum around the ends of the aluminum swim platform and see what happens. I’ll post pictures of the test...
  8. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    We used an oxyacetylene torch with a really wide tip very carefully but lots of folks are even using propane on YouTube. As soon as the metal hits 750 degrees the rod just melts in like solder. Pretty amazing stuff either way.
  9. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    Most people on YouTube say they cannot tell the difference between harbor freight rods and the name brand ones. People really rave about the ALUMALOY brand sold on amazon for about 25% more than the HF ones. I’ll have to take pics next time I mess around with some. I brought the rods in to...
  10. Baby J

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    Like most folks here, I’m working on some winter boat projects. I’ve been doing some research and experimenting with these rods for aluminum. Using them is super easy and flame away but the welds are strong as hell. You can hammer the material and destroy it and the welds are still intact. My...
  11. Baby J

    Smokers

    I used a master built that I converted to natural gas for years with great success. Like others said, cheap, simple and reliable.
  12. Baby J

    Charter recommendation - Seattle in November

    How could you forget the ratfish? Easy to find year around. Just go deep :D
  13. Baby J

    Crabbing open again in 4,5,6,7,8,9

    Nice but have to get an elk down first before crabbing again.
  14. Baby J

    The pinks are running

    You could have just about walked on the backs of them across the Puyallup river last week. Nice high water will hopefully be good for all the runs this year.
  15. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    I don’t think the thoughts mentioned are random at all. They are facts. If the resident orcas don’t stop inbreeding and add other fish to their diets they will die regardless of what we do. The few salmon I have caught this year have been healthy and there’s anchovy’s and herring everywhere...
  16. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    I don’t understand how they could be hungry and supposedly swim through schools of pinks and silvers and say no thanks. It doesn’t matter anyways because if the population rebounded they would just say the restrictions are working and we need even more restrictions. We are screwed.
  17. Baby J

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    Not talking politics but I’m so sick of people who don’t know shit about something pushing bullshit environmental laws and regulations. They are going so overboard with this stuff. They go on tv and get everyone freaked out and don’t say anything about China, India and all the African...
  18. Baby J

    repairing kill bag

    I repaired mine a few years ago with a sewing awl and some 3m 5200. Between boating, fishing and hunting, that sewing awl has saved my bacon so many times.
  19. Baby J

    Interesting story

    I think their ratfish are even uglier than ours. Pretty soon that’s all we’ll be allowed to fish for 8-)
  20. Baby J

    Interesting story

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/fisherman-catches-dinosaur-creature This guy would love living here if he’s got a taste for rat fish :D
  21. Baby J

    Damn! Wish I got seasick!

    They don’t call it the pussy patch for nothing...
  22. Baby J

    Kill bags and trailer lights

    If you want to see the biggest sideways shit show on water, just go to the south end of Lake Chelan in August. With all the folks renting boats and jet skis it’s absolutely bananas. Hard to believe everyone renting really has a boaters license.
  23. Baby J

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    Best thing you can do for any diesel is run it as often as you can.
  24. Baby J

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    YouTube all the way. Even if you know how to do something, there will be someone on there that has a trick to do it better or easier. I bet if you do a google search for your engine and put “problem” after it you will find tons of reading and videos to watch.
  25. Baby J

    New state record catfish - Lake Terrel 37#

    What species of catfish I wonder? I didn’t find it in the article. Looks like a blue cat in the pictures.
  26. Baby J

    Fish ID needed!

    Pretty sure they are the worst fish to eat in the state as far as toxins go.
  27. Baby J

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    I know for my boat, it’s all about where the weight is. Even pulling my 23’ walkaround with a full size diesel truck it will get squirrelly if I put a 150 pound ice chest on the back platform with the kicker motor. Knowing that, it goes in the back of the truck every time. I think its all...
  28. Baby J

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    I’d be willing to bet he’d get way better gas mileage if he towed that boat on a trailer :-) Looks like the boat did better than the truck in this ordeal.
  29. Baby J

    Steak Knife Blades - smooth or saw-edged ? Why ? Thoughts...

    Doesn’t matter much with a good quality cut of steak with the proper fat content. But if some savage forces you to cook some garbage lean cuts, a smooth blade will help it stay tender whereas a serrated blade will dry out each bite.
  30. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Damn bro you are breaking my heart as I know exactly how you feel. All I can say is hang in there. I wish there was something I could do but obviously I cannot. I hope the right person steps up for you. No friends or family have tried? This has gone on too long.
  31. Baby J

    Mille Lacs Trip

    We lived in Minnesota for four years and did it every year. I thought it was funny that as soon as we got moved our insurance agent called and notified us that they only pay for one car per persons lifetime that falls through the ice.
  32. Baby J

    Mille Lacs Trip

    Nice report. On a side note, renting an ice fishing shack for a weekend on Mille Lacs should be on everyone’s bucket list.
  33. Baby J

    Constant request for “My Location”

    iPhone here too. This is madness...
  34. Baby J

    Constant request for “My Location”

    It’s starting to do it again.... Madness 8-)
  35. Baby J

    Insane Clown Posse

    That’s some funny shit right there :D
  36. Baby J

    7mm hunting riffle no scope

    I hand load everything I shoot with exception of .223 For 300 RUM my favorite load is 200 grain Accubonds pushed by 96 grains of Rutumbo. This is a max load if I recall. Unbelievable accuracy and absolutely destroys what it hits. The guys on snipers hide have quite a few loads they use but...
  37. Baby J

    7mm hunting riffle no scope

    X2 on the Sendero. I have the 300 Ultra mag version and it has been pure magic from day one. Very heavy gun for hunting but you will have supreme confidence when the time comes to take the shot.
  38. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I skipped the chinchilla boom and beanie babies boom and I skipped the alpaca breeding boom so I guess I’ll skip the Bitcoin boom as well. I think the alpacas would have been the best investment of the four by a mile. At least in ten years when you tell people you had some alpacas they will...
  39. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    There are so many ways to invest your hard earned money. Why on earth would you choose bitcoin with its track record of volatility? I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I had a large position in it.
  40. Baby J

    Next Tow Rig?

    I’m a die hard power stroke guy but last year I had a of dirt loads hauled and dumped on my property. Each time that big ol Kenworth came close I got a chub in my pants. Nothing better than that beautiful diesel sound.
  41. Baby J

    Redistribution of Tuna, order bigger hooks, bigger everything.

    I remember when I was a kid scientist swore there was another ice age coming because of human activity. They must really have it right this time since global warming science has turned into climate change religion.
  42. Baby J

    How do we win?

    The same people also believe the burden to save the planet is solely ours. Never mind China, India and Africa raping Mother Nature 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
  43. Baby J

    Couple of shrimp pots

    Quick wire brushing and spray them with Flexseal and they are good to go. If didn’t already have a bunch I’d buy them.
  44. Baby J

    Misguided commitment

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:o:o:o:o:o:o8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)8-):p:p:p:p:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::-):rolleyes::rockin:
  45. Baby J

    Misguided commitment

    My wife loves whales. Maybe I can convince her to go on a hunger strike for them. If she starts now she could fit in that bikini a few months early this year :D
  46. Baby J

    Rookie shrimper with gear

    Put one down in the strait on an outgoing tide and see if it moves. I only shrimp in the strait so I run heavy pots and multiple big bouys. Hasn’t failed me yet.
  47. Baby J

    Rookie shrimper with gear

    Times two on adding weight to your pots. Number one reason for not catching shrimp and losing pots is not enough weight. If you think you have enough, add five more pounds. I run 25 pounds per pot minimum.
  48. Baby J

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    I run on a garden hose to flush my motor every time I run in salt water. I’ve never had a lick of trouble with impellers. Change it every third year and they come out looking like new.
  49. Baby J

    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    I want to go on record that I’m just ashamed of you guys collecting this refund. Don’t you understand we need more funds for homeless camps and for our dipshit governor to campaign to be an even bigger dipshit president? Come on guys, we all need to sacrifice for the common good. :zelfmoord
  50. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I fill it up with non ethanol to store for the winter but I usually run regular gas most of the time. I run around 300 gallons a month from May through September so I turn it over quick. I definitely like non ethanol better but it gets pricey.
  51. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Definitely. I still want fuel injection on my next boat as I think it pays for itself in fuel savings. Very glad mine is running tip top now though. Especially the kicker motor. It was taking around twenty pulls to start at the end of the season last year. Starts on the second pull now.
  52. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I decided to pull the carb and give it a thorough cleaning Saturday. Wow what a difference it made with starting. No need to even pump the throttle now. Just starts right up at idle and purrs. Decided to do the same with my Honda 9.9 kicker and it’s purring like a kitten as well. I guess it...
  53. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I decided to pull the carb and give it a thorough cleaning Saturday. Wow what a difference it made with starting. No need to even pump the throttle now. Just starts right up at idle and purrs. Decided to do the same with my Honda 9.9 kicker and it’s purring like a kitten as well. I guess it...
  54. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    It doesn’t idle high. Just revs for a few seconds when it starts. It will start without pumping the throttle but the starter will have to crank for 15 seconds. I just want it to run like a newer car but you guys are right that it’s not worth it if I’m selling it next year. It runs beautifully...
  55. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    The biggest issue I hate about running carbs is cold starting. You launch the boat that hasn’t been run in two weeks on a cold morning and you have to pump the throttle a few times before you crank it to prime it. Then it starts right up but the rpm’s instantly go to 3000. I just don’t like...
  56. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Maybe I shouldn’t mess with what isn’t broke. I was thinking at least a few people would say they are just fantastic and life isn’t the same without one.
  57. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Yeah I was thinking the same but these kits at now about $1100. I’m probably moving up to a larger boat next year but thought it would be a good selling point and be a nice upgrade for the money.
  58. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I have a 5.0 mercruiser.
  59. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Not expecting any big performance gain but would like to get better fuel economy and nice clean cold starts.
  60. Baby J

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I’m thinking about converting my engine to EFI and was looking at these Holley systems that are self tuning as long as you mount the special marine O2 sensor. I know Holley has a questionable reputation with their marine carbs but this is a different product line so I’m not as skeptical. I have...
  61. Baby J

    Any word on shrimp dates?

    I’m just glad nobody has said the killer whales eat shrimp.... Watching the news tonight has me slipping into a deep depression.
  62. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I check my actual mileage every few months and usually do about 18 mpg but have gone as high as 20. Before I got a tuner it was around 17. I think the biggest thing is controlling the RPMs and the type of driving you do. I mostly drive on the highway. I probably get around 12 pulling the...
  63. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    No more emissions tests for Washington State starting in 2020. Plenty of ways to get that up to 18-20mpg.
  64. Baby J

    The boat show, the boat show, the Great Miami Intl Boat Show

    Speaking of chicks , where’s the pics of all the bikini babes that are there?
  65. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    Good choice on buying the Hydra. You won’t be disappointed. Really makes a difference pulling a boat up hills. I do get better fuel economy with the 40 and 60hp tunes
  66. Baby J

    Another moving to Washington thread

    You know what they say... It’s a lazy man indeed that can’t find his wife a second job. Cheaper to keep them busy earning money :rolleyes:
  67. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    It all depends on which coolant you are using. If you use SCA you should check it every time you change your oil. If you use Rotella ELC it’s pretty much good for a million miles but both have advantages. I think most commercial tractor trailers use SCA.
  68. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I’m not familiar with Edge products but most 7.3 guys are using the PHP Hydra tuners or DP tuners with great success. Price is pretty close to the $400 you stated. You have to drill and tap into the exhaust to place the temp probe. If you have technical questions I’d call RiffRaff diesel. Pretty...
  69. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    They are not super strong stock obviously but will still pull just about anything as long as you keep it at 1800 to 2100 rpm. If you add a tuner and a pyro meter to watch exhaust temperatures you can really pull anything you want. I think the manual transmission makes them feel a little more...
  70. Baby J

    Another moving to Washington thread

    I’m still holding out waiting for the zombie apocalypse. I want a front row seat to watch all the anti gun liberals get eaten. :D
  71. Baby J

    Truck Questions

    I run a 7.3 F250 with a six speed shaker stick. Ported ball bearing turbo and a tuner. It definitely puts in the work and gets excellent fuel mileage. We run lots of 6.7s at work and they have lots of power but every one has had the radiator replaced and other small misc problems. I really...
  72. Baby J

    Would you turn them in?

    If I see someone poach an elk or a halibut I’d be pretty tempted to call someone because I always follow the rules. If I see someone shoot a sea lion or a wolf they are going to get the benefit of the doubt that they had a legit reason.
  73. Baby J

    Tuna Forecast

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions... I personally don’t think their intentions are good. It’s all about money, power and control.
  74. Baby J

    Tuna Forecast

    I just cannot wait until the “Green New Deal” takes effect and we can finally control the weather. Just need to find an electric truck and boat....
  75. Baby J

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    These guys are pussies. If it was me I’d go on a stand up paddleboard. On second thought I might get seasick on the 20 hour ride out.
  76. Baby J

    Do you tow with Canvas on?

    I kept mine up while towing for a year without issue and then one day we driving home and went through a thunderstorm with pretty high winds. Ruined 3 of the 5 panels. After replacing all the isinglass I don’t do it anymore. I bet you could with thick strataglass if your sure the snaps will hold.
  77. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    That’s what I’m thinking. From the research I’ve done it looks like the total scan is a total scam. But, the active imaging ducers are working much better.
  78. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    For the type of fishing I do the B75 in either a high or mid chirp.
  79. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    I’m just going to stick with what he told me the first time. I’m just over thinking at this point.
  80. Baby J

    Garmin 94sv Plus

    I’m probably making this too complicated but I’m looking for something like this with 2D or 3D down scan but also be able to run a 600 to 1K transducer thru Hull. Can this be done with either Garmin or the Simrad GO9? It looks like you can with Simrad active imaging but I cannot tell for sure...
  81. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    I just talked with Gil Travis. Super knowledgeable guy as advertised. He gave me some great information to make an informed decision on which way to move forward. Basically for the type of fishing I do, going with a Garmin would be easier to get what I need but would cost a little more...
  82. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    I’m running a four year old Lowrance right now and it works just ok like I said above but my chart plotter died so I’d really like to get everything in one unit. I’m going to call the numbers advised above on Monday. I’ll let you guys know what they say.
  83. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    Thanks for the advice. I will give them a call. It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of this stuff so definitely good to get some knowledge from a trusted source.
  84. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    That’s what I’m worried about. I run with so many different angles of attack at the transom. Whether it’s trimmed out and running 50mph in calm water or with outdrive down and tabs down plowing through shit at 15mph. hull is the way to go. Currently mine works pretty good finding bottom even...
  85. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    So it doesn’t sound like you guys are saying these skimming dildo’s are any harder to get tuned than the small skimmers?
  86. Baby J

    Simrad Totalscan transducer

    Can anyone give some feedback on these? I did a search and didn’t find much. Thinking about getting a GO9 or GO7 unit to pair with the big long Totalscan transducer. I’ve always had a tough time getting skimming transducers to work well at all times. I run trim and trim tabs depending on...
  87. Baby J

    What the ?

    He’s a grower not a show-er...
  88. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    Who said this again? “Those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law,“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and...
  89. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I’m just getting all my new stuff and will be careful to back all my numbers up this time. I will try to have the old unit repaired just so I can get the cords but I’m done using old stuff until my new stuff gets old.
  90. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I’m stoked about getting a new one with all the bells and whistles. I’m crushed that I lost years of cords though. I’m probably going to get a brand new one and have my old one repaired just to get the cords and then sell it. I really like the Simrads but I’ve never used any of their stuff so...
  91. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    Politics aside and just for clarification. If anyone doesn’t believe my story I’d be happy to send you a picture of the police report via private message. I know how pics or it didn’t happen goes. Even though this guy screwed me over I will show him respect and not put his name all over the...
  92. Baby J

    Coasties get paid

    I was just Tboned while driving home from work last week by an illegal alien. Of course he had no car insurance but did have a Washington drivers license. My car is totaled and I’m stuck with a jacked up back and hand. So now I’m paying a $500 deductible for the car and my insurance company is...
  93. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Well... Since the last post I’ve changed the backlight which didn’t work but I had to beat up the screen pretty bad to remove the old one. So then I replaced the entire screen. I tested it yesterday and it still doesn’t work so I’m giving up. Can you guys tell me what brand works well for you...
  94. Baby J

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    Seems like our area is turning into a lawless cesspool as I pass people shooting up heroin on my way to work. But then I dare to drive 5 mph over the speed limit and get reminded right away that certain laws that extract cash are definitely still in full effect and enforced without fail. So...
  95. Baby J

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    I’m sure future offenders of charter laws are terrified that if they get turned in by a bunch of people they will only get two warnings....
  96. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Ok guys let’s get this done. Most of you have no idea how bad it is to be in Jason’s situation. We got to get this brother back to living a good life. Jason is sick but there is a cure and someone could save him. Who here wouldn’t pull someone out of a burning car or something similar? Only...
  97. Baby J

    Power out

    Hopefully everything is ok. I wish that they would put the word out next time they have a problem. Lots of folks would donate fuel or generator troubleshooting expertise to save the fish.
  98. Baby J

    Power out

    I sure hope that the hatcheries are doing ok. I know the Orting area is down hard and not expected to get back power until 10am Monday at the earliest. It would be pretty bad to lose everything on the Puyallup and Carbon rivers.
  99. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    For anyone thinking about helping someone out and donating a kidney: My sister donated a kidney to me and she said it was a wonderful experience. The surgery pain is well controlled with pain killers and only lasts a few days. Because you can take two months off work fully paid in most cases...
  100. Baby J

    Anyone scuba dive?

    Well I told my wife that she doesn’t need to worry about sea lions too much but there’s a way better chance she’ll end up wrestling with an octopus. That didn’t seem to help...
  101. Baby J

    Anyone scuba dive?

    The wife and I have been considering taking up diving. We have a friend that quit diving around here because he got his mask and regulator knocked off by a sea lion. He was diving for crabs at 80’. Said it was the most terrifying thing ever for him as he was nearly knocked unconscious...
  102. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hang in there bro. I’m sure you are at least feeling a little better on dialysis as I did when I first started. My brain really woke up from being in zombie land for over a year about three weeks after I started. You made the right choice getting your fistula in your bicep area. I’m...
  103. Baby J

    You Had One Job...

    So many ways around this. At my work we have a contract for emergency hookup of a generator that can be hooked up in minutes and a UPS battery systems that power all critical devices until they bring the generator which is in a 48’ semi trailer. None of this costs even close to what it costs...
  104. Baby J

    You Had One Job...

    What a joke. I find it hard to believe the couldn’t call in an emergency rental diesel generator. Go to harbor freight and get some gas water pumps or something for fucks sake. Total incompetence.
  105. Baby J

    Sporty but Fishable

    I’d go if I could take Crying Chuck Schumer with me. :starwarskid5:
  106. Baby J

    Marine Fuel (ETHANOL FREE) locations?

    Cheapest non ethanol gas I’ve found is at the Nisqually Indian reservation on hey 510. Can’t remember the name but it’s across the street from the Shell station.
  107. Baby J

    What’s your porn name

    My porn name is: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.... Nobody can fuck as many people at one time as me...
  108. Baby J

    Who's got the best marital advice?

    26 years this January. Start out as a selfish asshole and slowly become more mature and caring. She’ll stay as long as she thinks she’s making you a better man lol.
  109. Baby J

    Boat Sinks

    If this ever happens to me the coastguard will pull up on me 75 miles West of Westport and be like “WTF is that guy doing waxing the bottom of his boat way out here with his wife drifting further out to sea”. But then they will see I’m buffing and waxing those bunk lines and it will all make...
  110. Baby J

    Boat Sinks

    Sarcasm aside, with it sinking upside down I hope they took the opportunity to wax the bottom of that joker. Nothing bugs me more than not being able to get the spots waxed that the trailer bunks / rollers cover. There’s just nothing worse than that.... Well, maybe sinking a $400k boat with...
  111. Baby J

    Best cleaner and stain remover for bleach bottles?

    X2 on toilet bowl cleaner. The kind you need is called “The Works” they have it at Walmart. Every year I clean mine with the works. Let it dry and wax it with Collinite. Lasts all year. My boat is over ten years old now and still bright white.
  112. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    I found the mother load of chanterelles last weekend but they were frozen solid. They were huge and still bright yellow. Almost kept a few to try just for the heck of it but figured they would be slimy by the time we got home. I logged the spot in the gps for next year so not a total loss.
  113. Baby J

    Bleach Bottle Waxing

    I’ve never found anything else that works as well. Stuff is pretty crazy. I’ve even wondered if it would go two years. Last year we spent a week on the boat in the strait up by Sequim at the end of the season. When I pulled it out it had zero scum or anything on the hull. Hosed it down and...
  114. Baby J

    Bleach Bottle Waxing

    I’ve tried a shit ton of waxes and nothing has come close to lasting as long as Collinite 845 Insulating Wax. It doesn’t cost a ton and lasts for the entire year in the salt. Fairly easy to wipe off too.
  115. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    That’s good shit right there. I wouldn’t need a chart plotter to find my way up in that though....
  116. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I’d leave it in Islamorada and fish two weeks a year and catch twice the fish just about anyone would catch here.
  117. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    Oh yeah I forgot. Without a homeless “crisis” they have fewer excuses to add more taxes.
  118. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Yep that’s the plan. Got a new back light on order. We’ll see what happens.
  119. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    Maybe the city of Seattle could hire a few of us. We could haul trailers full of bums and drug addicts to Florida and haul boats back. Win win.
  120. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    Does it have the input for the fuel I might be interested if mine can’t be fixed.
  121. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I have the Explorer 557
  122. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I think you’re right. If nobody is chiming in saying it’s a cake walk I’ll just let a pro do it for piece of mind. I looked on YouTube and saw one video of a guy doing a Garmin unit but mine might be more difficult. If I do need a new one, does anyone have a recommendation for a good one with...
  123. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I have a friend that shipped a 36’ sport fisherman to Oregon from Florida without a trailer . Most expensive part was removing the fly bridge as it was over the height limit. Luckily they were able to fit it on the same truck somehow. Be careful on the height because the transport company...
  124. Baby J

    Anyone ship a boat minus a trailer?

    I have a friend that shipped a 36’ sport fisherman to Oregon from Florida without a trailer . Most expensive part was removing the fly bridge as it was over the height limit. Luckily they were able to fit it on the same truck somehow. Be careful on the height because the transport company...
  125. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    I tried turning it up but it is just blown. I also have the optional fuel management system on it that shows how much the main engine is using which is a nice safety feature offshore. Really just want to get it working again. Apparently failed back lights are a common problem for these units.
  126. Baby J

    Chart plotter back light

    The back light for my Northstar chart plotter appears to have failed. I can hear the usual sounds when I hit buttons but can’t see anything as it just a black screen. I wouldn’t mind upgrading but I have years of fishing, crabbing and shrimping cords stored on it. Have any of you guys replaced...
  127. Baby J

    Forget EOH - try this!

    I lived in Florida for seven years. That’s pretty typical for central Florida. Now coastal Florida is way more affluent, they would have chained the trailer to the bumper.
  128. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Damn!!! Nice work!!
  129. Baby J

    Fuck yeah

    Now that’s an awesome meme!
  130. Baby J

    See Vance.... they do live in Lk WA

    I never understood what it was all about. I lived in LA (lower Alabama) for eight years. If you get skunked fishing for redfish you Are not much of a fisherman. That would be like getting skunked fishing for dogfish here except redfish are delicious.
  131. Baby J

    Lookey what I found

    :2gunsfiring_v1::smash::Death_To_Above: Whackem and stackem.
  132. Baby J

    On my way home early. 14 dead animals

    That’s what I’m talking about. There’s no whacking and stacking in Washington unless you own a thousand acres of private land. I guess growing up in Iowa and living down south I got spoiled.
  133. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    I see a lot of these when I’m out hunting. Are they really good to eat?
  134. Baby J

    CC vs pilothouse PNW

    I’ve owned quite a few boats and I have to say walkarounds are very versatile for many types of fishing and boating. We spend time offshore and on Roosevelt lake and our 23 footer does great in both applications.
  135. Baby J

    Good Luck to all, and to all be safe..

    After being very ill for a three years I was really excited to get back to hunting this year. I hunted hard for the whole muzzy elk season with my son and now rifle deer opening weekend with my daughter. I love being out in the mountains and spending time with my kids but it sure would be nice...
  136. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Got some good rain today so maybe we’ll get one more shot at the gold goodies. Going muzzy elk hunting Saturday through Monday so hopefully I’ll get some meat to go with those shrooms. :2gunsfiring_v1:
  137. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Allen, I’m sure you are right after doing a little research that they are something else. I just thought they looked like some oyster mushrooms that I grew from one of those box kits my daughter gave me when I first posted. I found them in the Packwood area about 3500ft elevation. They were...
  138. Baby J

    Mushroom Thread

    Walked the dogs and picked up a few tonight. Can anyone tell me if the others are oyster mushrooms?
  139. Baby J

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Just watched episode two. “Hey I’m having a boy!” That’s great but you’re fired. Lmao.
  140. Baby J

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    Laurence recommended the spray a while back so I tried it and will use it for life. Works within 2 minutes. I just paid $44 at custom prescriptions in Bellevue.
  141. Baby J

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    Tried the Scopolamine nasal spray a month or so ago and it works like magic. Holy smokes does it make you tired though. Had to really fight the urge to take a nap for about an hour. Way better than being sick though for sure.
  142. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Damn you guys are harsh. Must be jelly that you can’t catch flounder on the troll. :rolleyes:
  143. Baby J

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Yep, I want to pull on and have it stay put. Mine is also very easy to load off center unless you want to have most of the rollers exposed and winch forever.
  144. Baby J

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    I might make this a winter project myself. I can’t stand the rollers on my EZ loader. When I launch It’s a pain because the boat rolls so easy I have to tie it off or I’d have to let out 10 feet of cable. When I had my old poker run boat the bunks were a dream and didn’t mark the hull. Only...
  145. Baby J

    Borrow a Kill Bag or 2?

    My in laws are staying at my house right now. I could use a few kill bags......
  146. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    That’s exactly what it did with me. Popped out of the clip and didn’t make the rod bounce at all just pulled like seaweed. I only knew for sure I had something when it was pulling out to the side of the flasher. Ended up catching two wild coho out in that rough water but nothing made it to the...
  147. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Yeah it was definitely a shock to see for sure but then I thought maybe it just happens sometimes. I’d have to say Gooch came the closest.
  148. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    I was going to eat it but then I saw all the health warnings for bottom fish around Port Angeles. I have enough health issues and don’t need any more.
  149. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    I’m not sure. I haven’t caught a sanddab in a long time. You’re probably right.
  150. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    He’s good sized for a non halibut flat fish. That’s a big ziplock like 2.5 or 3 gallon I believe. He’s going in the freezer for later use....
  151. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Sanddab. Never caught one that deep or that far off the bottom ever. Thought I had seaweed on the line.
  152. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Come on guys!!!!! Your better than this!!!! :D
  153. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Nobody has guessed it yet. I’ll post a pic later so nobody gets upset when someone else wins this contest with no prize :rolleyes:
  154. Baby J

    Guess what fish

    Caught a non salmon last Sunday around 2-3pm while fishing for coho. Curious if anyone else has had this happen. Here’s all the info: Trolling about 3.5mph. (30 degree angle on the down rigger with 15 pound ball). 350’ deep water strait north of Port Angeles in the strait. Windy as hell...
  155. Baby J

    Might just be time to quit this damn state!

    I’m not leaving any time soon but if they keep shortening the seasons and limits I might sell the fishing boat and get another poker run boat.
  156. Baby J

    Might just be time to quit this damn state!

    Let’s face it, Washington is turning into a socialist nanny state.
  157. Baby J

    Where did the tuna go!???

    I was guilty of something similar to this when I lived in Florida. Me and a buddy were all excited when filled the ice chest with tuna that turned out to be false albacore. We didn’t call out on the radio though.
  158. Baby J

    Tired

    Pretty sure when he confessed and then took police right to the body in the middle of nowhere after thousands of people have been looking and didn’t find anything... He’s guilty and he shouldn’t have been here. End of story. People love to make excuses for this stuff.... until it’s their kid.
  159. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    Got a new set of ball joints installed at Les Schwab four years ago and service was ok. Nine months later the cheapo Chinese ball joints they installed failed and they refused to honor the warranty because I have 35” tires. I put Moogs on myself and have had zero problems since.
  160. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    I use S&S tire when I get tires on my truck and get very good service and no BS. Have had good experiences with Discount as well.
  161. Baby J

    Costco tire service

    Times two on this. I’d rather bust my ass on a repair than get ripped off. All these places just assume you know nothing about cars and trucks so they try to get you every time. I even had to stop using the free oil changes I got from the Toyota stealership on my wife’s car. Every time she...
  162. Baby J

    Line twist - cedar plugs

    I don’t think they twist as much if they are daisy chained. Not sure if you guys run them chained or not up here. I lived in Florida for eight years and we daisy chain damn near everything down there. Extremely effective.
  163. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Oh yeah I’ve turned into a pathetic excuse for a tuna fisherman lol. I’m ok as long as I have everything pretty much rigged up and we troll at a good clip. If we stop and waves are big a rolling I’m done. I have high hopes for this stuff. I’ll probably do a test salmon trip first before I...
  164. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I tried that last year and it helped a little but didn’t work. Last year I took 25mg of Cinnerizine to go. I had the boat loaded with ice, two scoops of sardines and full of fuel. Drove straight west 75 miles out from Westport. We stopped to watch some whales and waves were about six feet and...
  165. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Man I hope you are right. I have high hopes. This may be my last chance to get back to tuna fishing. My doctors told me that under no circumstances can I be out there puking and rallying because the anti rejection drugs need to stay at a constant level in my bloodstream. Since my transplant...
  166. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I’ve been lurking on a lot of boards for folks who struggle motion sickness of all kinds. Scopolamine definitely seems to be the standard for just about everyone. I felt the nasal spray would be fast acting and have the fewest side effects as I’m just 1.5 years out from having a kidney...
  167. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Just picked up my Scopolamine nasal spray today. I’m really hoping this stuff works.
  168. Baby J

    Why Trailer Tiedown Straps Or Cables Can Be Important To Most

    He was probably hauling ass to area nine when he heard it was closed....
  169. Baby J

    WE HAVE A CRISIS IN TUNA TOWN

    Can you please avoid subject titles like “trouble in tuna town”? I thought somehow they closed tuna season now :mad:
  170. Baby J

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    I’ve never found anything that worked as effective as a daisy chained cedar plug.
  171. Baby J

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    Damn, is Baby J the only one on here running daisy chains? I like trolling. It’s not as exciting as live bait / iron but I take what I can get.
  172. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Area seven is cool with me. I’m over there all the time. Thanks for the tip.
  173. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Jeff, send me a PM with your email and I’ll add you.
  174. Baby J

    How desperate are you for crab ??

    I always launch in the evening for this exact reason. It’s way easier to spend the night on the boat than to sit there getting pissed off that you are missing prime time early morning fishing because someone doesn’t have their shit ready to go.
  175. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Curt, shoot me a pm with your email.
  176. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    I would think they would never allow trawling in the sound. God forbid you’d catch a sixgill with all of those ratfish :rolleyes:
  177. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    You’d think at tanner crab depths they’d end up with a net full of rat fish.
  178. Baby J

    Best lawn tractor

    Do like me. Buy a $400 push mower and convince the wife mowing is just as good as boot camp exercise classes. When she’s done mowing make sure you make a comment about how toned her ass is getting or something. Consider it a voice activated mower. Very similar to my voice activated windless...
  179. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Those are the fingers I’m putting on one of mine. Did you guys target tanners for your testing?
  180. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anyone who wants to do this, send me a message with your email and we will get a group email started after the holiday. Obviously this will have to work on trust that if we find a decent spot it won’t be publicized to the world including the commercial vessels. From all accounts I have heard...
  181. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Thanks Chris. I’ll check it out.
  182. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Yep that’s pretty much what I copied for my own use as they don’t really sell that pot down here unless you are buying a bunch of them.
  183. Baby J

    View Fireworks From Boat

    I’ve never had any drama at Friday Harbor and it’s a great show.
  184. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Lol :) I put in at Sequim and go across to the Juan’s. The one I caught on accident was in 380ft off the tip of Dungeness spit for what it’s worth.
  185. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Sounds good Brian. I’ll shoot you a pm later.
  186. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anywhere that’s muddy bottom and 5-600 ft. We have lots of ground to cover...
  187. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Maybe. This is my first year. The guys in Alaska use cone pots that look like shrimp pots but they come in through the top. Whatever you use it better have lots of weight at those depths.
  188. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Dungy. Damn autocorrect
  189. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    I’m trying a couple designs. Two of them are cone traps and one is a bigger sized square pot that has ramps. I’m welding them up this week. Looks like either one will work fine. I don’t think standard dingy traps have big enough tunnels.
  190. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    They are just like the snow crabs.
  191. Baby J

    Looking for a Tanner team

    Anyone interesting in getting a group together that shares info on tanner crab results? The idea would be to spread out around the San Juan’s and the strait and help each other get dialed in. Due to the depths it’s not as fun to prospect like with dungy’s. I’ll have three pots rigged this...
  192. Baby J

    Somewhere in the straits

    Nice work! I’ve completely struck out with halibut in my usual area six spots. Fish checkers are saying they are seeing one to two fish per halibut day coming into John Wayne. Worst season since I’ve lived here for me. :(
  193. Baby J

    Close call today...

    I do believe someone must be feeding it or something. Even on jetty’s they jump in the water when you get close. He not only wasn’t scared of me but wanted to come on in while I was yelling at him.
  194. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Are you serious? Makes me feel a little better that he’s known lol. Guess I’ll stay clear of anchoring there. I could definitely see waking up to him in the back of the boat. Then what do you do?
  195. Baby J

    Close call today...

    I laugh about it now but I was genuinely freaked out at the time. No doubt in my mind that if I didn’t have a grill in one rod holder and a hali rod in the other side he was coming in. I just can’t believe he had no fear of humans. I was yelling at him and he was still trying to get in.
  196. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Wish I could post the video but it keeps saying the file is too large.
  197. Baby J

    Close call today...

    No, I even rinse out my bate cages in the shrimp pots.
  198. Baby J

    Close call today...

    Went halibut and shrimp fishing this weekend up in area 6 and had a weird thing happen this morning. We anchored for the night in Discovery bay. I woke up this morning and thought I felt someone board the boat. I jump up and get out of cuddy cabin and don’t see anything. I was trying to figure...
  199. Baby J

    shrimping secrets (area 6 and 7 east/west)

    Easiest way to find them for me is to find water approximately 300ft deep next to deeper water. Cruise around these areas with your sounder zoomed on the bottom and look for clouds of shrimp. That’s my system and it’s extremely reliable. Almost always shrimp areas with no pots around and get a...
  200. Baby J

    Lings from shore

    If you do go to the jetty in Westport make sure the swell isn’t very big. I had a very scary experience there when I first moved to Washington. Rogue wave washed me and a friend off the end of the jetty. Both broke some nice rods and lost our gear along with some of our pride lol. Not a good...
  201. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    The fistula pain won’t last much longer. A good diet carefully avoiding phosphorus and purine is a must. I highly recommend trying Sugar Smacks, Rice Krispies and egg whites for a while. It takes 1-2 weeks to clean out the built up phosphorus and purine. After that the gout went away for me...
  202. Baby J

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Jason, I went through this exact same thing for three years and got a kidney from my sister last year. I can give some good first hand advice. You will feel much better on dialysis so definitely look forward to starting it. Hopefully your fistula is looking good. Took two surgeries to get mine...
  203. Baby J

    Big Balling The Shrimp

    The wife and I threw out three pots in area 6 at our usual spots on Sunday. We had two limits plus a few to throw back with one two hour soak. Beautiful weather and conditions.
  204. Baby J

    Ok, i just a professional detail.

    There is Classic Reflections on Canyon Rd and about 144th in Puyallup that details boats. I’ve never used them but I’ve seen boats going in and out of there.
  205. Baby J

    Puget sound salmon season

    I like to stay ahead of the curve so I’m just going fishing for ratfish from now on. When Inslee says you guys have wiped out the sand dabs I’ll be sitting pretty with mad ratfish fishing skills. I might even retire and start up Sweet Baby J’s Ratfish guide service. Each trip will end with a...
  206. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    I wish it worked but had zero effect on my symptoms.
  207. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Dave, my mother in law is a surgical nurse for a doctor that invented a procedure that has a very high success rate of curing meniers. He has taught other doctors and I think there is one in Spokane. I tried to get it done but my mother in law said he wouldn’t do it for me because I don’t get...
  208. Baby J

    Shrimp Days Looks bleak

    I hate it when they do this. It just concentrates everybody into the areas they don’t close. I mainly shrimp in the strait which doesn’t seem to be effected but the good areas will get a ton of pressure now. The commercial guys already hit it pretty hard.
  209. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Please tell me you guys are joking lol
  210. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    It doesn’t seem to matter if I see land or not. I have a hard time even riding in a car with someone else driving. It’s a really frustrating. I keep thinking there has to be a better way to live better with chemistry and a few more prescription drugs
  211. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Yeah Eric, since I got sick I’ve turned into a huge wuss when it comes to motion. I thought it would get way better after the transplant but if anything it’s gotten worse. I’m totally fine on the sound and the strait but there is something about the big water that sets me off. I’m really...
  212. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Well I tried to swing several times at the park. With 25mg it was better than without using it but I would definitely have puked if I went more than five minutes. I was very queasy after two minutes and stopped at three. Overall I’m disappointed but have to wonder if a higher dose would work...
  213. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Getting ready to go to the park and try 25mg of Promethazine all by itself. I took it an hour ago. Since my surgery I can’t swing on a swing set for more than a minute without losing my lunch. I’ll report back later on how it goes. I have a friend who was in the coastguard and he said the...
  214. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Lol. It’s for Coastguard employees. I second the thanks for great write up. The reason I’m so concerned about this is I came down with a rare kidney disease and had a kidney transplant 14 months ago. I’m on anti rejection drugs. If I throw up it can make it complicated to figure out what my...
  215. Baby J

    Coastguard Cocktail

    The Coastguard gives folks that are severely seasick a cocktail of Promethazine and ephedrine. Does anyone have any experience with this combination of drugs for sea sickness? I’ve never had any issues that Bonine wouldn’t fix but last year I got really sick on one of our trips way offshore...
  216. Baby J

    Tuna Predictions...

    I’m hoping for more consistency this year rather than slow fishing for months followed by red hot fishing for three weeks.
  217. Baby J

    MA4 Bottom Fishing Numbers

    I only give my numbers to hot strippers that wear citrus smelling perfume and lots of glitter :D
  218. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    If you are looking for a great experience on a budget you can’t beat Captain Mike’s. It’s about 80 or 90 miles from New Orleans but worth it. They really do a good job of making the day non stop action. http://www.captainmikeonline.com/
  219. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    We used to pull up close to shrimp boats when they were pulling in their nets and catch yellowfin on top water plugs. Pretty fun fishing down there. You will want to move after fishing the gulf. Can’t remember on the tuna timing but I definitely remember September is prime time Cobia fishing.
  220. Baby J

    New Orleans in Sept. Whatcha got?

    I used to live on the Alabama coast and fished Louisiana quite a bit. If you are looking for fish that are good eating you want to target in order of preference: Cobia, Redfish (cooked blackened) red snapper and trigger fish. If you just want to fight a beast fish for Jack Cravelle. You will...
  221. Baby J

    Seattle Boat house thief....

    Almost spit my drink across the room when I scrolled down to that Tuna.com picture. That’s funny right there :D Glad you found the thief and hope you get your stuff back.
  222. Baby J

    Getting to the Tuna Grounds on the DL

    Pretty sure the buyer of that sub won’t have much room for ice and tuna gear after they stuff that joker full of Columbian marching powder. o_O
  223. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    We tried blow up models before buying our epoxy boards. She’s not going back. Now switching to an inflatable wife.... That might be an option if the fishing was good enough to make it worth the money lol
  224. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    That’s a good point on the wind while trolling. Nothing worse than not being able to troll reasonably straight while running stacked downriggers. I’m going to fab some type of rack myself as I can make anything out of fiberglass or carbon. I just need to figure out a good compromise but that...
  225. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    You guys crack me up :D. We do plenty of tuna fishing but most of the season is up on the strait. Taking the boards gives us a chance to enjoy the afternoons during the slow fishing periods. Right now the boards get in the way of the port side downrigger. It drives me nuts.
  226. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    Our boards are 11’ long so definitely not easy to keep them away from the fishing gear. I am really wanting to mount them vertical side by side up top. The hardtop is definitely sturdy enough. Two adults can walk around on top of it without it flexing or anything.
  227. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    I just got a new phone and don’t have any pictures showing the hardtop but found the exact same top online pictured here.
  228. Baby J

    Stand up paddle board mounting ideas

    The wife really enjoys riding the SUP while I fish in the middle of the day. I’m looking for a way to mount two on the top instead of the side rails this year so they are more out of the way. Anyone got one mounted to the top on their boat? Ours is a 23 foot walkaround.
  229. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Today looked a little better with the markets. We need the Russell 2000 to outperform the other indexes even if the market is down.
  230. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I wasn’t rubbing anything in. If that’s the way it came off I apologize. Everyone including me gets hit occasionally. I almost exclusively trade options so I’m constantly watching for the slightest sign of trouble as options are leveraged about 10:1 to the underlying asset. In this case the...
  231. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I hope you guys got out. Bitcoin and all other crypto currencies got absolutely smoked.
  232. Baby J

    Go Eagles!

    What a game :rockin:
  233. Baby J

    Go Eagles!

    I just hope it’s not decided by refs regardless of who wins.
  234. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I can’t believe people keep getting their money stolen. 260,000 Japanese accounts hit a short time ago. Crazy
  235. Baby J

    Go no Go

    One other thing that I’m not sure was mentioned. I think one of the biggest factors that really helps me when running a fully loaded down boat offshore is good trim tabs. Being able to stay up on step in rough water is essential for safety and fuel economy.
  236. Baby J

    Go no Go

    I check the weather forecast and bouy reports/ forecast for the area I’m heading and apply the square. If I’m going tuna fishing I don’t go unless I can run at least 25mph. I’d go for perfect conditions your first run out and then do what you are comfortable with after that. Many times we have...
  237. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I couldn’t say as I only follow the options and just out of passing interest. It is on my watch list and was flashing today showing unusual options activity so I looked and passed it along. In my experience option activity is usually a pretty good indicator of future moves. Full disclosure, I...
  238. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I have been watching the block chain ETF’s the past few days and noticed something that might interest you guys. It looks like the large holders of BLCN and BLOK are seeking downside protection by selling covered calls. Volume has been steadily growing but they are not finding buyers. There’s...
  239. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    You will eventually be able to buy puts on bitcoin. Not sure about futures but it takes six months to buy options on an ipo so I’d expect it to have a similar timeline. If you are interested in getting exposure to crypto currencies downside you can either short or buy puts on the crypto...
  240. Baby J

    Autopilot stupidity

    If he would have missed them by five feet it would have been the way people are typically treated if they are drifting or anchored up. Never ceases to amaze me the lack of courtesy people show each other on the water.
  241. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Why does it keep dropping and recovering later in the day only to drop more the next day. From a technical standpoint this is a screaming sell. When it comes to fundamentals it never has made sense. Plenty of investment options out there that have a much better chance of success.
  242. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Timmmmmmbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Regulation is coming.
  243. Baby J

    Shit Hole

    The question was asked in a crude and disrespectful way. Everyone can agree on that. It’s been 24 hours since this hit the news and nobody has bothered to answer the question. I’m open minded but would be interested to know how importing thousands of people from 3rd world countries helps my...
  244. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Here is one of the articles. Man, those 144k bitcoins would be a nice haul now. https://www.ccn.com/feds-net-48-million-from-the-sale-of-silk-roads-bitcoins-but-miss-out-on-600-million-payday/
  245. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    You make a good point. I’m not an expert at money laundering (unfortunately) at all. I remember seeing a story last fall about how the government lost out on millions of dollars because they sold all of the bitcoin they seized during the Silk Road drug bust. They sold a year before the big spike...
  246. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-markets-bitcoin-britain/uk-pushing-to-include-bitcoin-under-money-laundering-rules-idUSKBN1DY0Y2
  247. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Well said BiggestT. Regulation will have the same result as banning. As soon as this money is traceable it’s over. These currencies have a very dark underbelly. Everything from buying and selling drugs to buying people’s identities and even child pornography. Money laundering is probably the...
  248. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Which bank do the pot shops work with? Last I checked it’s a cash only business. If the feds step in and ban its use for financial institutions the EU will follow and the dominos will fall. This was all started as a vehicle for money laundering and a way for people to purchase drugs online. I...
  249. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    The second these cryptos become a threat they will be banned.
  250. Baby J

    Smoke salmon dip

    I use a cold smoke generator for smoking cheese. Works fantastic and adds no heat so you can add as much or as little smoke as you like. Smoke generators are fairly cheap or you can make one easily. I usually use alder and apple wood for cheese. For smoked salmon dip I don’t really measure...
  251. Baby J

    free bait

    I’m interested. PM sent
  252. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Since you keep bringing me up I guess I will respond.... If your position is worth 20k on Monday and it crashes on Tuesday and you ride it down for a 10k loss you lost $10,000 dollars. Don’t believe me? Check your portfolio summary page on your account and it will indeed show the loss. If you...
  253. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I’m not trying to argue with anyone, just giving my opinion on trade strategy. I really do wish you success with the bitcoin investing. I find it interesting but I cannot figure out a reliable way to analyze it so I’m sticking with what I know. You guys have a Merry Christmas a happy New Year.
  254. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    When a position rips higher in a short period of time and I’m sitting on a big gain you can bet I got my finger on the trigger watching for the slightest sign of weakness. As soon as it shows any technical weakness I ring the register. Look at it any way you want but I’m not taking a big loss...
  255. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I trade in and out of positions in my 401k all time and realize peak prices. Just have to hold for 30 days to avoid getting a round trip trade warning.
  256. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    Actually the way I look at it is the correct way and the same way sophisticated traders like myself look at it. If you held bitcoin for a 30% drop from the peak you are not trading with a good tactical strategy. Pros know it’s always better to cut losses quickly because for every percent drop...
  257. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    If you own an investment position and it goes from 10k to 20k you own the gains. If it does the opposite you have lost those gains. Now while you guys are doing math calculate this: You have one bitcoin worth 20k and it drops 50% to 10k. How much does a $10,000 dollar bitcoin have to go up to...
  258. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I bet the pain really begins when the government steps in with regulations. It will definitely happen in 2018. Tax man isn’t going to let all the money laundering go on much longer.
  259. Baby J

    What's on your Tuna playlist?

    I've never noticed tuna having a music preference although they never shy away when we are rocking Slipknot. For Halibut there is nothing better than Major Lazer "Bubble Butt" :D
  260. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Ok that makes sense. I thought everyone was talking about failure within the first season. For a weekend warrior like me a thousand hours is 8-10 years. I can definitely see why folks with higher usage would stay away though.
  261. Baby J

    Damn bleach bottles

    I do lots of work with carbon fiber and fiberglass. I've always just mixed microspheres with resin. It takes very little resin to make a good amount and is waterproof.
  262. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Are you guys talking about slipped boats that sit at the marina year round? I just don't understand all the issues with outdrives. There are many available that are pretty bulletproof. If you talk to the guys on scream & fly lots are running big power with lightly modified Bravo one drives...
  263. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    That's good to know. The Konrads do look sweet.
  264. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    Why would a diesel be harder on an outdrive? I've never had a diesel boat so I'm very interested in this. I was worried that the I/O setup would be harder to work on but space seemed pretty good on the 2014 I looked at. I hear lots of people talk about outdrive problems but knock on wood I've...
  265. Baby J

    Winter Boredom - Looking at Boat Porn

    I've been doing the same thing. I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a Skagit Orca 27 with the 6cyl diesel. I'm hesitant though because my 23 foot walk around is already a handful pulling long distances. I fish all over so trailering all over is guaranteed. Absolutely lover the boats...
  266. Baby J

    Bitcoin...

    I've been an options trader for 15 years and am far from risk averse. Lots of chatter by traders that younger investors are maxing out their credit cards to buy bitcoin. I could be wrong but I predict this ends badly..... People jumping out of windows badly.
  267. Baby J

    Coyote's and Pets

    Before my pitbull died a few years ago he used to kill coyotes at will. I never understood how he knew the difference between a coyote and a dog because he loved dogs. He was a large pitbull bread as a catch dog for hog hunting which I did a lot while living down south. Very loving dog but very...
  268. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Was there a ton of boats too? I usually Fish well away from the hatchery and the nets.
  269. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Looks like they were averaging about 2 per person from shore last Sunday so should be pretty decent now :D
  270. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Thanks for the tip. Never thought about using that for Hoodsport chums.
  271. Baby J

    Anybody catching any chums yet?

    Thinking about taking the boat over to Hood Canal if they're starting to show up. Not seeing much chatter anywhere yet. I need some for the smoker and bellies for butts next spring.
  272. Baby J

    Westport tuna 9/11

    How's the bait been looking in Westport? Hoping for a nice and healthy scoop :-)
  273. Baby J

    Westport tuna 9/11

    Thanks man, I bet you will remember that awesome tuna trip forever.
  274. Baby J

    Westport tuna 9/11

    Nice day for sure. Did you use live bait all day? My wife and I are going Saturday. I'm wondering if there is hope for success trolling and jigging iron. I like to use my live well for bonus ice storage if I can.
  275. Baby J

    I know this is the report forum but...

    Isn't anyone gonna talk about the 306,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped a pen up in area 7? No limit catch what you can.
  276. Baby J

    There are a few there

    Looks like we might pick up some bonus Atlantic salmon this weekend. No limit and 300k to catch...