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  1. Nikki J

    10/3

    Love the pics!
  2. Nikki J

    Navigational hazard 9/9

    Should be holding!
  3. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    The NIKKI J is sold! Bitter sweet day for me. Lots of memories. Captain Clowers, out of Cortez Marina on Harbor Island, is adding it to his fleet. Book a charter. Its a great fishing platform. Thanks everyone for your interest, nice input and comments!
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    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    NIKKI J still for sale. $85K OBO The trailer work is complete. I just got it back from East County Trailers. Dustin replaced all the suspension (leaf springs, shackles and mounting hardware), r&r’d the brakes with new brake pads, axle and bearing service on both axles and installed new...
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    For Sale Cabo sold for asking price!!!!

    I owned a 216 CCC in the 90s. I loved the boat but it does have issues that can be managed. The floor scuppers drain into the self bailing splash well. There are drain plugs for these scupper drains in the splash well that, if not installed or if the drain fittings don’t have one-way flapper...
  6. Nikki J

    Bozeman Area Question

    Thanks for the reply! I’ll keep this info in my quiver for next time. We had a great visit! Love Bozeman! the Gallatin was unfishable due to the runoff as you mentioned. I did go into the Montana Angler shop on main street and spoke to them about where to go and they mentioned some spots. I...
  7. Nikki J

    WTB Dream boat for less than 100K

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/nikki-j-for-sale-blackman-26-outerbanks.729610/
  8. Nikki J

    Bozeman Area Fishing Question

    Leaving Monday to check out Bozeman where my son will be attending Montana state this fall as a freshman. I’d appreciate any recommendations and advice (dos and don’ts) for where to fish in the area. Thanks!
  9. Nikki J

    Bozeman Area Question

    Leaving Monday to check out Bozeman where my son will be attending Montana state this fall as a freshman. I’d appreciate any recommendations and advice (dos and don’ts) for where to fish in the area. Thanks!
  10. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Just brought the Nikki J home today. gel coat repairs and xterior detailing complete.
  11. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Thanks Mike! I saw your boat in the water. Man, what a beautiful fishing platform! Are you still commercial fishing?
  12. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    I’m taking it to Shelter Island Boatyard tomorrow for gelcoat work.
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    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Hi Michael. We’ve met before. I’m friends with Joel King and Bob Glathe.
  14. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Not yet. I haven’t had time to get it ready.
  15. Nikki J

    11-18 Slaughter

    Thanks Rick for calling us in. We thought we might do better at the 230 but were wrong! When we got there the fleet was there but it was pretty dead. After we got back we limited for 5 (well almost...23 fish) by 10:20. Home and boat washed in time to watch the Chargers... I mean Chokers on MNF...
  16. Nikki J

    Veterans day (Full speed YFT)

    Thanks for calling us in! Got limits for four by noon! We fished a paddy for rat yellows a mile south and then pressed on toward the east fly. We were 20 miles (10 miles from you) from the fly when you called the numbers out. Everyone had a great day on that spot! They were still catching when...
  17. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Thank you! I still have the same brochure too.
  18. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Actually develops 200 hp at 3800 rpm which is what I get at WOT
  19. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Thanks for the advice. I’ll consider it
  20. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    41P is 4000. Maybe. I do it myself. Dad was in the business for 30 years. I turned wrenches on boats for 15 years. Dad was first Evinrude dealer in San Diego in 1953.
  21. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Here’s a string of text messages with a interested party from today. I liked his question about my plans to improve the boat and raise the price. Thanks. Yes, original motor, 1700 hours. Changed oil and filters at least once per season. Outdrive was gone through by Benson ( Blackman's...
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    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Original motor and outdrive, 1700 hours, I have service records indicating work done by Blackman's and their mechanic ( who moonlights) since they closed the shop in 2008
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    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Max speed right now is 27kts with 3 grown men and 100 gallons of fuel. I usually don’t run it full throttle except sometimes after a full day of fishing on in the bay on the way in. Same hull as the billfisher so vberth is the same. Salon table I believe is the same but the head is behind the...
  24. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Thanks! Am very torn about selling it. Have many great memories in it over the last 20 years.
  25. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    Forgot to add 150 gallons of fuel with 350 mile range. (760) 415-0543. Leave message or text
  26. Nikki J

    SOLD NIKKI J for sale. (Blackman 26 Outerbanks)

    I am the original owner. Commissioned and took delivery in December 1999. My plan is to have the boat detailed and made to look as new as possible this winter and ask $90k. I am willing to let it go as is for $80k. Options include shore power, battery charger, AC/DC refrigerator, windless anchor...
  27. Nikki J

    LJ Aug 8

    "Fed the rest of our bait to the 40 lb yellow at barefoot bar and grill while we drank beers.” LMAO! That’s funny!!!
  28. Nikki J

    Rpt.-11-15-17 1.5 Day on the Toronado.

    Ride was nice but long. We left the spot at sunset 50 miles from MB 18 kts down swell. I love my boat for that reason. Very comfortable. Should have gone yesterday instead. Oh well
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    Rpt.-11-15-17 1.5 Day on the Toronado.

    Nice job Cory! We were one of those private boaters out there with ya. It looked like you guys were working hard. We left you before you found the fish and went to the 81 fathom and then toward the 381 which was a desert. Then we headed back to find you just bfore sunset and happened on the...
  30. Nikki J

    Kodiak, Alaska members?

    We didn't see any except there was a young man that dropped one off at the fish processor with a mess of fish he had seined. One of these days we'lldo a fly out to the Karluk.
  31. Nikki J

    Kodiak, Alaska members?

    We did well! The olds was the best producer. Lots of biters below the bridge. They were big too! The one fish limit was a pain though. Finished up every day at the monashka to get our second fish. Came home with 70#s of filets.
  32. Nikki J

    Kodiak, Alaska members?

    Gonna fish silvers this week (9/21-9/29) on the road system. Been doing it every year for the last 12 years. Love this place! Will be on the river tomorrow am. Limits are 1/day which will be tuff. 2/day on monashka, pillars and mission beach. Hopefully they will produce. Wish us luck please.
  33. Nikki J

    "Sold" Please delete Blackman Outerbanks

    I remember when mine looked like that! Beautiful boat! GLWS.
  34. Nikki J

    Good day but...

    Mission bay to 226-230-371-s9. 13 cookie cutter yt ( two 20 #rs) and 4 doritos. Conditions made it tough to spot paddys but every one was holding. The "but" part is I feel like a baby killer.:mad:
  35. Nikki J

    Bluefin Fishing San Diego 7-20-2017

    I had the same thoughts you did. We ended up 5 sw of the 230. Flew the yummie in the area for an hour. It looked really good! Did you see all the small black shit picker birds that were up and down on the spot outside of the 230?
  36. Nikki J

    Limits for two on sculpin

    So cool! Great memories made for both of you!
  37. Nikki J

    Penn 12Ts drag replacement/repair

    Called Cal Sheets who told me he can get 12#s of drag for $100 each. He can also "super 12" it for $160 each that would get 20#s of drag. He machines it for a 1/2" bigger drag clutch with the "super 12".
  38. Nikki J

    Penn 12Ts drag replacement/repair

    I will. When I figure out how to PM. Thanks
  39. Nikki J

    Penn 12Ts drag replacement/repair

    SD Yes they are old and yes I'd am a diy'er. You're probably right. I'm using them as trollers and they weren't meant for that. Thanks
  40. Nikki J

    Penn 12Ts drag replacement/repair

    I have a pair of PENN INTERNATIONAL 12Ts that need the drags fixed. I have to turn the thumb nut down all the way before putting the lever in the strike position to have enough drag for trolling xraps or Halcos and in "full" only one of them is strong enough to fight a tuna. The drive...
  41. Nikki J

    Tough day 6/16

    We started seeing the breezes about1030 around 32.19/117.28 and they continued in packs from 20-50 yards long x 10-30 yards wide. Huge slow moving schooling tuna. No birds around them at all. They were just cruising.
  42. Nikki J

    Tough day 6/16

    226-302-371 beautiful day on the water. Arrived at the 226 around 0830. Lots of boats and some fish but no takers. Found a paddy jugged with YT that had lock jaw. Headed across the 302 towards the 371. Found acres of mixed grade of BFT (30-100+ #s) breezers 2/3 of the way to the 371 to a mile...
  43. Nikki J

    Jackstands

    I used to rig new boats on trailers all the time. You can actually raise the bunks in your driveway unless they are not adjustable (welded). Get a creeper and a heavy mallet/hammer, loosen the bunk bracket nuts enough that they'll slide up when you hammer them but not so loose that they slide...
  44. Nikki J

    Correct Propeller Size...

    It's 300/inch. You want to run as close to max hp rated rpm at full throttle as possible without over reving. If the motor gets 60 hp at 6000 rpm then you want to get as close to 6000 rpm that you can at full throttle without going over 6000. 12 inch pitch sounds like the correct number.
  45. Nikki J

    BFT EVERYWHERE 7/13

    Yep. In that area they were everywhere! You put your head on a swivel and you'd see giant fish crashing within a half mile radius.
  46. Nikki J

    BFT EVERYWHERE 7/13

    Good point! We had it on the boat in 20 minutes but had it been one of the bigger models we saw, there's no way. I've caught many 150#+ BFT on long range trip with 2 speed and spetra/100# topshot. Unfortunately, the only decent rig I had was a progear 440 with 80# topshot. I need to spring for...
  47. Nikki J

    BFT EVERYWHERE 7/13

    Whoops! Today is the 14th. Sorry
  48. Nikki J

    BFT EVERYWHERE 7/13

    Launched at MB at 0500. Got a scoop of small sardines and headed to 181. Lots of boats and meter marks but nothing showing. Trolled around for a while and got called in to the bite of carlsbad 33.06/ 117.35. Found absolute mayhem! Giant BFT feeding on massive bait balls of anchovies. Managed a...
  49. Nikki J

    Trophies only 6/8

    Yellowtail hybrid
  50. Nikki J

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Might seem silly but are you sure the problem is the pistons that are frozen? Did you check your gearcase? While not likely, is it possible your gears are rusted? If there is no rust on the cylinder walls then I wouldn't suspect the Pistons being frozen. At least not to the point that you can't...
  51. Nikki J

    Volvo AD 41 Turbo Issues

    Can you PM me details please?
  52. Nikki J

    Volvo AD 41 Turbo Issues

    Sorry gang. I just replied to an old thread and should have just started this new one. Anyway, After 16 years and 1500 hours I think it's time to replace my turbo on my Volvo Penta AD 41. Mine has stuck twice in its life, with March 2016 being the latest after not being used in a few months. I...
  53. Nikki J

    turbo charging deisels

    After 16 years and 1500 hours I think it's time to replace my turbo on my Volvo Penta AD 41. Mine has stuck twice in its life, with March 2016 being the latest after not being used in a few months. I started getting water in my bilge and found it coming from a rusted and cracked exhaust elbow. I...
  54. Nikki J

    42 Big Bugs with Best Buds

    Hey Alex, ( my son's name) I PMd you. Nice job!
  55. Nikki J

    8/14 Oceanside report

    Sorry, I was dog-ass tired when I posted and should have mentioned it. The bite was at noon. We launched at 05:00 and covered water to almost the 209 - 181 before finding the bite. Fished a lot of paddys with fish but it was definately a time of day thing.
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    8/14 Oceanside report

    Bait sucks! 4 passes for $50 scoop. I don't mind paying extra (supply and demand) but at least give a full scoop. Rant over. Worked hard for 6 yft and one dodo. Most of the fish seemed to be on the inside today. 33.00/117.25-30. Found a school under tern birds. Threw chunk and got 4, 20-25#...
  57. Nikki J

    Bait tank question

    These are all good replies. I have a jabsco cyclone (wasn't called that 15 years ago) that lasted 14 years. The pump part never goes bad except the shaft seal which started leaking after 14 years. The motor brushes wore out. I rebuilt the motor and it is back up and running like a champ for this...
  58. Nikki J

    Need someone to repair/seal a leaking tilt/trim ram

    Thanks for the moral support :) Did you do any damage to your cylinders when you took the caps off? I'm not looking forward to it. I turned wrenches on boats for 15 years in my younger days (my dad owned Jensen Marine Mart in Santee) and I know what to expect. The system has water in it so it...
  59. Nikki J

    7/10 Tuna out of MB

    Launched Dana Landing at 0500 got 1 1/2 scoop of beat up small sardines and headed west. Plan was to go to 40/30 and work south on the 117.30 line. Got a small 12# BFT about 6 miles off MB jetty on a fish trap way back. We then continued to the 117.30 line. Found the ponys and trolled thru and...
  60. Nikki J

    Hi, I have a volvo DP-E outdrive with a leaking trim tilt cylinder. Do you have the seals to...

    Hi, I have a volvo DP-E outdrive with a leaking trim tilt cylinder. Do you have the seals to repair it? Thanks
  61. Nikki J

    Need someone to repair/seal a leaking tilt/trim ram

    My port-side tilt/trim ram is leaking fluid on my volvo penta DP-E outdrive. I'm looking for a mechanic for the job. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
  62. Nikki J

    Big Yellow tail

    I always pull a gill but don't always take the time to put them in water upside down. I think keeping them cold is very inportant though. My fish hold is full of ocean water and I put frozen 2 gal jugs of water in it. The fish come out like popsicles.
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    Big Yellow tail

    Launched MB at 06:00. Bait boat beats us to the receiver and wea scoop of perfect hook sized sardines. After trying to make some greenbacks in the OB kelp we headed toward the 182. Found a paddy with one-stop shopping at 32.41x117.36 an 66 degree beautiful blue water. 11 YT and one BFT. BFT was...
  64. Nikki J

    Tuna crabs

  65. Nikki J

    2-20 Report from the outside in Big Bonito Video

    I have never seen humpbacks around here. I've seen grays, blues, pilots, orcas but I've only seen the humpbacks in Mexico and Hawaii. That was really cool! Thanks
  66. Nikki J

    Bluefin Limit 2015?

    1.5 day= 2days. Limit = 2/day. 27 anglers x 2 BFT = 54 x 2 days = 108?
  67. Nikki J

    Damn raccoons!

    That's too cool! Nice job!
  68. Nikki J

    Doug Streed

    I appolgize if this is not the proper forum, but I just found out that Doug Streed passed away on October 29th. He taught hunter safety courses in San Diego and ran the "San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt" which is a wonderful event for kids. He was a good man and a great advocate for the hunting...
  69. Nikki J

    If it flys it dies weekend......who's going?

    I would like to take my 12 year old Son to the IV. Its been 30+ years since I've hunted. We did the "San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt" 2 years ago. He's been asking to go hunting ever since. I don't have a hunting dog so I think I'd be wasting my time. Am considering going to a hunt club. Looked...
  70. Nikki J

    Kodiak, AK Aug 24 -30. 105 lbs halibut off of a kayak

    I fished silvers there from 9/22-26. That first pic looks like pasagshack bay? Nice job!
  71. Nikki J

    9/16- Good day at 277!

    That is BITCHEN!!! Love to see the kids pulling on fish. Way to go! I was out there too. Looked like the bite at the 277 was an early one. We passed on a lot of paddys thinking we'd find our own. Unfortunately we didn't. After the wind came up we joined 3 other boats for 4yft and a bunch of...
  72. Nikki J

    Good Plunker @ 33/50 9.3.14

    You sure that wasn't 06/41?
  73. Nikki J

    Go Fishing Right Now -302

    Great report! We had the same experience with the fish thumbing their nose at us. Now I don't feel so bad. We worked very hard all day and never got them to go. Found a paddy early that produced ravenous YT to 12#s that turned into 25# BF but was in mexi waters so we pressed on and chased the...
  74. Nikki J

    YFT and YT For the Kids

    Great day on the Water. Left SI E. bros at 0510 with 4-6" nice sardines. Started at 30/30 on a paddy that was jugged with rat YT 4-6#s. Worked our way down and in to 25/27 to find YFT open water boils and under the birds. More YT on paddys as well. 67 degree water. Ended the day with 10YT and...
  75. Nikki J

    YFT and YT For the Kids

    Late report for 7/14. Great day on the Water. Left SI E. bros at 0510 with 4-6" nice sardines. Started at 30/30 on a paddy that was jugged with rat YT 4-6#s. Worked our way down and in to 25/27 to find YFT open water boils and under the birds. More YT on paddys as well. 67 degree water. Ended...
  76. Nikki J

    Pens with a gift 7/31

    The meat was great! We were concerned but when we cut it the blood had not congealed. It was runny and the meat was firm. Q'd up steaks.Friday night that taste unbelievably good. Like a prime filet mignon
  77. Nikki J

    Pens with a gift 7/31

    Yea.. He was careful to swing on the opposite side of my boat from his skipper to avoid being seen.
  78. Nikki J

    Pens with a gift 7/31

    Left the slip at 0130. Baited up and cruised to the pens off Ensenada. Arrived at 0530. Not much happening the first 30 minutes so we decided to move when we found a paddy holding cookie cutter 10# yt and one chica dodo 15#s. Moved up close to the pen and hooked a 50# BF 100' deep on 40 with 40...
  79. Nikki J

    Who does bottom paint

    Never mind. I think I'll just hire a diver to clean it every other week. Nikki J out
  80. Nikki J

    Volvo Diesel Parts

    I go to Napa Auto Parts. The cross reference for the oil filter is # 1596 and is $49. The fuel filter is $19 and the air filter is expensive. I think it's $50. Reply if you find a better source. I bought replacement zincs at west marine. Does anyone know of a better source for those?
  81. Nikki J

    Who does bottom paint

    Thinking of putting my 26' Blackman Outerbanks in the water for the summer. Anyone know of a good bottom painter? Thanks
  82. Nikki J

    hope to find em

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQFxmAdyKcg
  83. Nikki J

    Tough Day. Saved though. Thanks Skipper!

    Launched SI @ 0500. Ebros set us up with a generous scoop. Plan was to start at 30/30 and head SE to 10/10 through the trench. Lots of wind chop on a medium swell making it washing machine conditions. Very hard to spot paddys. Went 2 for 3 on yt at first paddy. Stopped on four more trash can lid...
  84. Nikki J

    Lobster Limits with a Big Bug Catalina Island

    Where were they? I've never hooped there. Heading to Two Harbors this weekend. Thought I'd try free diving along the shoreline in that area. Any suggestions?
  85. Nikki J

    San Martin island

    Hasler's cove on the inside south end of the island has produced good halibut. Outside-north end to west end has produced good YT bites for me (look for the birds working). Watch out for Ben's rock if you go outside south as it breaks at low tide (good fishing around it). Outside of San Quinten...
  86. Nikki J

    154nm pulled on some YT saw big BFT

    No never put the trollers in. We just kept looking for non-existant paddys and breaking fish/bird schools. We tried putting the rods in the water but they were already wrapped and it didn't work. You're right though, it ususally does work.
  87. Nikki J

    154nm pulled on some YT saw big BFT

    Launched SI at 0430. After baiting up, headed to 43. Found two nice paddys 10 miles short of the 43 holding tempermental YT. Hooked two and lost them both to the kelp. Never got a visual but they felt like nice fish. Couldn't stop them on the 20#. While fishing the paddys the birds showed up...
  88. Nikki J

    Looking to Partner With a Boat Owner

    How much $ do you want to spend?
  89. Nikki J

    8/21 425 BET

    The spots on the belly are the giveaway. BFT
  90. Nikki J

    8/21 425 BET

    Nice BFT. Great sashimi!
  91. Nikki J

    371-302 Fishing Report/Weather **Aug. 6**

    He went with me and my kids on the NIKKI J. Thanks for posting Ryan. I started a report but fell asleep before I could post. Guys...Ryan is great to fish with. If you need a helping hand, he's your man. NIKKI J clear.