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    Yo yo jig recommendations for Colonet?

    JR to 7X or heavier. Need to make sure you have the weight if it's ripping.
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    VHF Antenna Mount Suggestions

    Most damage occurs when the antenna is down and not supported while towing. If you can support the antenna 1/2 - 2/3 way up with a clip it will increase the life of the mount. If you're in a slip, it should last a long time.
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    For Sale SELLING MY ENTIRE COLLECTION RODS & REELS

    The cancer got mine last year. I'd a payed anything and everything if I could. Sign me up.
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    SOLD SALAS Heavy Iron

    I hope so...and on their way!
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    SOLD SALAS Heavy Iron

    I'll give you $50 shipped.
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    Election Fraud - non-political

    Whiny little bitch it is then. Have at it.
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    Election Fraud - non-political

    Crazy! Many of you spent the last 4 years claiming anyone not for Trump a whiny little bitch. Trump loses HUGELY and now you all (ya'll) are whiny little bitches. Be a man. Take it on the chin. Come back in four years. Else, you end up exactly as those you ridiculed the last four...
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    Election Fraud - non-political

    All you guys need a time out. It's over. Come back in 4 years and we can start a new.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    This one is creepy.
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    Hey Santa! Here's the new PENN reel I want to see under the tree!

    Or, even better, a Left Handed Low Profile Fathom 500
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    Hey Santa! Here's the new PENN reel I want to see under the tree!

    Left Handed 16 and 20 VISX. Its ok. Santa Claus aint real either
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Nope, not just you. Social media in everyone's pocket is the cause. There is compelling data that shows divisions diverging at the advent of social media. I'll say it again.....EVERYONE should watch the Social Dilemma on Netflix. It has neither a left/right or red/blue tilt. Straight from the...
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    Parker 1801 vs 19 arima yellowtail

    I would not buy a boat that did not have self bailing decks unless it was solely intended for lakes and bays. Shame that Arima YT does not have them. Otherwise, I would seriously consider it.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Sorry, one more post...... https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224 Do yourself a favor and watch it.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    It's sad you guys keep whining. I'm going fishing. Go Biden!!!
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    That is simply NOT TRUE!
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Your a little late to the party. SCOTUS already ruled weeks ago.
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    How do you keep your lobster?

    ....with a side of clarified butter.
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    Shogun 12-4 to 12-11

    I dont get it. You're not going. Why bump? Need to get a refund?
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    Raptor Drag "Smoothness"

    Yes. With new reels. They are good for a few trips then jerk. Open up, clean it up and grease the drag. Wipe excess off and reassemble. Good to go for years.....but you should still maintain them.
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    My Octopus Teacher Documentary

    I watched it when it came out. I have been telling everyone I know that it is worthy of their time. They actually owe it to themselves. It is that good. Incredible, suspenseful, educational and just simply amazing.
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    What No Beans?

    Whats the fun if your not going to tell him.
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Vendetta is a good example of a smaller boat.
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Nice boat. I could see myself and a few friends having fun in retirement on her. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bod/d/seward-1978-delta-43/7214018710.html
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    SF Bay Area. Boat is in Seaward AK.
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    This is intersting. I have been thinking the same thing lately. A 40' mini sportboat setup like a posh RV on the inside. Of course, I could not afford it. But a man can dream. Of course it could be because this one hit the local craigslist......
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    Avet Service in San Diego

    If you have worked on them before, there is no trick to removing mag, changing bearings or anything else. Remove a shield from spool bearings, clean and dry really well and use TS301 oil on them. Want new bearings you can get them anywhere. But the light oil is going to get you the best free...
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    Free the Farmers! Free Oil and Gas! End these socialist benefits now! Let them have the FREEDOM to survive by themselves. Let them grow NUTS in a desert without water!!!!
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    Leaving Boody Decks

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    Leaving Boody Decks

    At least I put in an effort...or rather original thought. You just post Russian Memes because you cant think for yourself.
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    These subsidies are Socialism. Donald Trump wants to end Socialism. Pray for the Farmers!!! Pray for the Oil and Gas Companies!!!
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    The average citizen is not sport fishing or on a fishing website.
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    Leaving Boody Decks

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    Leaving Boody Decks

    Это легко, если выучите язык
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    Мнение эксперта
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    I have been brushing up on my Russian.
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    You're the pro with the rubber dick collection.
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    You need to drink more to post here. Those are rational thoughts you are throwing around. That's likely to get you a rubber dick pick from Danno's stash of rubber dicks. What are you a Socialist? LOL
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    Did i crack my transom

    That's a lot of wiggle room. Then again, it is probably not easy to have a tight tolerance considering the stack up with all the other holes.
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    Jigs In Fish

    I would disagree. Fish are fish and jigs are jigs. I should of added the request of whether the hooked fish bit on fall or retrieve.
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    Did i crack my transom

    Clean it up. Put some sealant to prevent water intrusion. Fish it. Then fix at over the winter. I'll add, you did a nice job. That is a good looking boat.
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    Did i crack my transom

    How much over size?
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    Did i crack my transom

    It's a crack. Could just be the surface. Because you just plugged the OMC holes, you are putting new forces on the existing glass/ply interface. That's my guess....and everyone is going to be guessing unless you tear it apart to find out. I do not think you are doomed. As long as the existing...
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    Jigs In Fish

    I'd like to see the AFraiser bridle hooked in a fish.
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    Jigs In Fish

    With all the "how do I rig a jig" threads i thought I'd start a "How a Jig Hooks a Fish" thread. You can contribute with a jig stuck in a fish. Tell us if the fish bit on drop or retrieve. Then people can see how jigs end up working with all the different hook styles. I always forget camera...
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    Cow tuna jigs

    Rather then bazillion posts on how to rig jigs, it be cool to see a thread on how to hook fish ith jigs. Just the jig and a pick of it hanging out the mouth of a fish on the deck. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/jigs-in-fish.758592/
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    Vintage?

    Gemco. Loved that store. Mom shopped, I drooled around the sporting goods and records. No Black Nite for me. I had, actually still have, a Banzai. That board sent more then one of my friends to the hospital. With Sims 85a wheels....that thing could carve up the Thanksgiving turkey. Keep the...
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    Fish eats ____________.

    That octopus/ling shot look like skiffs out of Santa Cruz Wharf.
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    Fish eats ____________.

    Awesome pictures. I bet the snake lived.....did the duck and the baby turtles?
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    Portable solar panel

    The panels my company made are no longer available to me. I work at a new place and they dont sell them commercially. I do not have practical experience using other flexible panels. But there are plenty to chose from. I used a cheap PWM charge controller from MorningStar. MPPT controllers are...
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    Portable solar panel

    I used to make solar. Had a supply of flexible panels in all sizes. Making my own, just need a charge controller and a battery. I used cheap Morningstar controller and a PWC AGM battery for small kit that I mounted in a small Pelican case. Still not ideal for hiking.
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    Any Tips For The Central Coast?

    I used to get halibut at Port San Luis. Small krocodile work but white scampi on 1/2-3/4oz lead heads was best. Fish around boat lift and up to cliffs.
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    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Mine are from Philly.
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    Suzuki Develops First Micro-Plastic Collector For Outboards

    Every boat and sea going vessel.
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    Estimating depth while fishing

    30-50yds mono topshot. New braid i mark every 50' last 100yds. Helps having a winder. I wish they used better colors with metered braid. I hate dark color. Changing every 100' Yellow, Lite Green and White would be great.
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    Avet all the way. I would love a VISX but Penn does not think it's worth it.
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    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    How about a Penn 16, 20, 30 or 50 VISX. Maybe a Fathom 25N Star
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    No Drag on JX Raptor pass Strike

    Belleville washers. Disassemble and check orientation of belleville washers.
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    Scotty digital display

    Karma
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    Scotty digital display

    but swanny does have a point....
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    Scotty digital display

    Dude, just call and ask. They're Canadian. They'll now your not lying. I never had to prove ownership.
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    Scotty digital display

    Bayside Marine Santa Cruz CA had entire assembly less than counter itself. I bought both. If your original owner, Scotty should take care of you. I bought them because it was a last minute need.
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    reel models

    Small Medium Large Huge EXtra huge Add a J for narrow and a W for wide.
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    Scotty digital display

    My original ones, with sealed batteries, lasted well over 5 years. This year I finally had to buy the new ones with batteries. I would buy a spare just in case. I found some places that it was cheaper to buy the entire top with new battery counters.
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    New to Avets Need some info on small bait reels

    Want smaller, SX and 30lb braid.
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    New to Avets Need some info on small bait reels

    MXJ. Load with 40-50braid and 50yds of 25 mono. Works amazing. If you need a 2-spd for 30lb, your money may be better spent with a gym membership.
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    Photo Radar?

    Is the ticket from the city or a company? If not from the city or county, they can pound sand. They also have to have proof that the registered owner was driving the car.
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    Photo Radar?

    Some cities do not enforce them. They just hope you're a sucker.
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    Photo Radar?

    It depends on if they can prove it was the registered owner driving. A lot of these systems are owned by 3rd party companies.
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    The Honest Opinion on 50lb Jigsticks

    Winner!
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    Was Worried, But Excellent Service Done! - Tern 600XN

    I'd like to know what's going on with these reels. I got one and i have to pin the drag to get even close to 20lbs. Rather just have parts and instructions to fix it. Seems a not uncommon issue. Guess I have to send it in.
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    The transom/shaft height debacle of 2020, HELP!

    What length did they say? Edit: I get it now. Pay for it yourself, or have them do it. Even the original outfitter is saying 25". Tough call. Did you try the Whaler Forums. Surely someone has the same boat and motors. Not for 29" setback. Bottom line, everyone here and even a shop is...
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    The transom/shaft height debacle of 2020, HELP!

    Go get it quoted at local shop. Maybe you'll decide their knowledge is worth something. If not, you'll have a BoM for ordering out of state.
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    The transom/shaft height debacle of 2020, HELP!

    Even for a direct mount, motors are rarely mounted at the lowest setting. Depends on boat. You should mount with guesstimate. Test it. Then adjust or mount permanent. You are investing time and money, you should do it correctly.
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    The transom/shaft height debacle of 2020, HELP!

    Survey says.....you need 25" motors
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    The transom/shaft height debacle of 2020, HELP!

    I thought you raised the motor/motors as you increase the setback. No pro, but it makes sense to me. That is only a 1:5 slope. (edit...closer to 1:6) Should be Googleable...
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    Did captain lose my yellow?

    ....and F-it, just keep fishing. It is just fishing.
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    Did captain lose my yellow?

    Finally some worthy wisdom.
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    Who does this ???

    I think the moral of the story is....Mike is a good dude. An example we should follow.....regardless of anything and everything else.
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    Braid cutting thumb

    Still can cut. I use 8 carrier.....although, I never cut my finger casting. Usually line guiding on conventionals and a fish takes a big fast run. 2x4" cloth bandaid with superglue around all four sides. Last all day on thumb.
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    Did captain lose my yellow?

    No way to know without measuring the drag before and after.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Cant answer the question? Just full on meme blast thinking that distracts and annoys enough for the lies to go away. Use your words. This is supposed to be a discussion.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Was it a Plandemic? I thought it was the real thing and The Donald was saving us from hysteria? Which is it? You are stuck between two blatant lies.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    The only problem is, it's a one way conversation cause they can only talk in pictures. That's what they're saying. Of course I'm not hearing it or reading it, cause they aint saying nothing.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Guys who hate trump like to tease the lemmings that adore him...Yugely! At least that's what they're saying. Or, that's what I'm hearing.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Sorry, I broke my own rule. At least it's not a meme.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Just because it was not proved does not mean that it proves he did not. Logic 101
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    People are saying.....I'm hearing things.... Sounds familiar.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    ...to all the medical professionals that needed to get ready? Maybe we should buy some shit, cause this is nasty. Nah dont need to panic.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Sorry forgot the quote.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    @Hustler now using CGTN aka China Global Television Network as his source for news. Cant make this shit up.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I thought Covid was fake news that goes away after MEGA November. Now it's on the DL to keep people from panic? You guys are silly.
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    WTB Black Lab pup

    Lucky man dan....and wayne.
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    Lexa 400 HD recommendations

    7:1 50lb 8 carrier braid, 5' of 40-50lb mono. Smoother the braid the smoother the cast. Flies with all size iron and stick baits. If I were to have a dedicated stick bait rod I would do the 8:1 to keep up with teh boat sliding in on em.
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    Bonita Sushi!

    This is one of the downsides to being a fisherman. You KNOW when it doesn't taste fresh because you have had it the freshest. Yup, just like when you were 18. Same thing. Cant believe the crap we used to eat.
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    Bonita Sushi!

    If you have to soak in milk or 7-up is it really worth it with all the other great tasting fish.
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    Dealing with small cuts on your fingers/hands

    Add neosporin and superglue instead of finger tape. Use large 4"x 2" cloth bandaid...lasts all day. Clean and replace daily. I started using bandaid and glue on first day. Way better, more durable and cleaner then finger tape. One on reel side thumb is all you need.
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    What do you call these kind of lures?

    The original pic is a Megabait. If you stick with those, coltsnipers, laser minows, darts or other major brands you should be safe upgrading hooks to fight monsters. If you're just rockfishing, any will do, including the cheapos.
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    Flat Fall question

    Try the search feature. You might learn more then you were looking/asking for.
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    Bonita Sushi!

    Did someone say they were making refried bonita burgers? barf
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    Bonita Sushi!

    This is the shit I used to get at local sushi spot. It was rare, but when they had it.....so good.
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    bra adds

    GEMCO for me.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Have fun wankers.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Cant answer questions....must call names. Who is the baby?
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    BD even provides free spell check. Grammar is on you though.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I dont speak Russian. Quit the memes and use your words.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Actually, you said it. How would anything that Tut said imply that he is down with cops getting shot?
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Reading comprehension. Black and White. This or That. If you like Biden you must like that cops got shot. That is what you were implying.
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    Lost anchor help

    Technically...it's Mexico now.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    ...and use your words. Memes just show you cant think for yourself.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    You going to give a follow up? The source was the Cheeto In Charge himself. Again with the black and white shit. If you like this you must like that. I feel sorry for you. How does one relate to the other. Those two poor cops never saw it coming. Sad...just plain sad. Trump is still an F'n...
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    What do you call these kind of lures?

    Megabait. P-Line Laser Minnow Pt Wilson Dart Just a jig....million brands that look identical.
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    Not a Report -- Bait Tank Question After Report

    That make no sense. 10 gallon vs 100 gallon always 6-8min? Paddy Killer seems to have the best solution to red noses.
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    Bull Ray caught on the Ocean Eagle

    Really? That was the only thing I found interesting. "Is that a piece of the bottom" " Might be Jimmy Hoffa.....nah it's a drum."
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    Abalone inlay rods?

    Search, it's not that hard. Urushi
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    Crew fishing on party boats

    .....or charter your own trip.
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    Skin splitting on my finger after saltwater fishing

    You should be scrubbing that shit out with brush and anitmicrobial/anitseptic (hibiclens) soap before you do anything...or even if you do nothing else. Especially on a fishing trip.
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    Colt Sniper Hooks

    Caught many many fish with AKI twist replacement. As for the assist.....maybe if you were fishing like a flatfall for BFT it could help. However big ass trebles work great too.
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    Skin splitting on my finger after saltwater fishing

    Telling you.....super glue and cloth type band-aids. You have to tear them off at then end of the day. If you're already cut add antibacterial ointment. Also bring a finger nail brush and hibiclens to clean out cuts on long trips. Day trips no issue. You can clean at home. Multiple days...
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    Trinidad 40N

    I wonder if he figured it out in the past 15 years? Wonder if the Trinidad is still kicking? Inquiring minds.......
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    302 Beating

    It probably tasted better then this.....
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    SOLD 1977 23 Mako CC $15000 ******SOLD******

    I used to soak it for hours. Then rub it off. Lasted entire summer. Keep adding oil until it stops taking it.
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    SOLD 1977 23 Mako CC $15000 ******SOLD******

    Little oil on that teak and it would pop! Nice boat. Very nice.
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    Skin splitting on my finger after saltwater fishing

    That looks like tying knots with wet hands. I used to get it. Finger tape sucks. Every morning I superglue a fresh 2"x4" cloth band-aid around my thumb. Glue around entire perimeter. Stays on all day and no stringy mess like finger wrap. I make sure knots get wrapped on thumb or pliers handle...
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    302 Beating

    Nice! Why even ask? It's legal. Probably one of his families favorite meals.
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    WTB Light Accurate Avet or Torium L hand

    You really need a bump after 16 min?
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    WTB Light Accurate Avet or Torium L hand

    What are you looking for.....examples would be nice.
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    WTB Light Accurate Avet or Torium L hand

    I have a spanking new Torium 30HG. It's got 65lb braid and 50lb Big Game.....but you can pull off the mono and load it with whatever you want. Never used. Only mounted on line winder.
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    I shoulda yelled two!!
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    Torium hg to pg

    I'm a lefty too. So, i think the same way you do. Honestly, you dont need PG for any of the Toriums. I've got plenty of tuna to 100lbs on a 20HG. If you think you do, maybe try some different techniques while fighting the fish.
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    Torium hg to pg

    Usually you cant put a RH gear set into a LH reel. If they are straight cut it might not be an issue. But then why wouldnt Shimano offer them?
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    Yamaha F115 oil leak below skeg?

    Does Yamaha gear lube have no color added? The gear lube I use is blue. Easy to figure out what is leaking.
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    Calstar gg 90j question

    I want to know where youre catching the fish that the 90J doesnt have enough backbone for. That sounds like fun to me.
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    Calstar gg 90j question

    That's funny, I was going to use the putter analogy. Same with surfboards too.
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    Calstar gg 90j question

    You cant read something and go buy a jig stick. They are all different and everyone using them is different with a slightly different vocabulary. Gotta just try as many as you can and keep the ones you like regardless of "Cool Factor"
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    WTB Black Lab pup

    18 years? That is great. So many awesome memories!!! Sad you lost your friend though. Mine got the bone cancer and I lost her at 9 years last Thanksgiving. I've been looking around too. Seems the only options now are deposits on future pups. Sad thing is, once Covid calms down and everyone...
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    WiFi offshore/baja

    Wifi for live stream video.....good luck.
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    Transducer Wrench?

    Chico the man....that's the one you want. Can handle most transducers. I too have made my own out of wood. But that is easier on then off.
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    If you have regular friends on the water you guys should swap MMSI# and use DSC feature of your radio. I am amazed that more people do not do this.
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    Transmit power. You should have a low and high power. That can be one thing. It could also have been luck and geography that you heard him.
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    Do you make this shit up? If one thinks Trump is the stupidest person on the planet and truly hates him as a president that automatically means that person is 100% on board with your detailed list below? That is the problem. Judging people without knowing them. Assuming, because someone...
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    Do you do drugs Danny?
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    ...and have a nice day.
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    Did you get a free bowl of soup with that meme?
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    It looks good on you though!
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    I always thought that memes just perpetuate lack of original thought.
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    That is exactly what you are doing....arguing fact..so that makes you a liberal? Bonkers! FYI I did not start this to be ANOTHER back and forth arguing FACT. Nor did I intend to argue any opinion of fact. Simple providing a public service announcement for those wanting to have a boat parade...
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    The Daily Wire? Seriously?
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile, When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
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    Political BS Trump Boat Parade!!!!

    The authorities rescued numerous people from the waters of Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday 9/5/20 after at least four boats sank at an event promoted as a Trump Boat Parade, officials said.
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    For Sale 2 Lexa 400 combos

    They look lefty to me. I'da bought the HD as well.
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    B175 Transducers, more than 1?

    Simrad sells a crap ton of units. Only people to comment on them are usually people with issues. I have original EVO2 and it has worked flawless. That said, Garmin and now Furuno have good units too. They all would use the same transducers. You can even buy transducer with mix/match cable...
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    Lost anchor help

    That's a lot of dick burgers.
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    Lost anchor help

    Yikes! No way to coil it and add a float? Cant judge, I was not there. Just curious.
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    Eating raw fish not previously frozen?

    Sure that wasnt from the Galley?:drool:
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    Eating raw fish not previously frozen?

    If you have the right freezer it does. https://www.fda.gov/media/80777/download
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    Eating raw fish not previously frozen?

    I make a killer salmon belly poki. I do freeze it first. But it is amazing. Even do nigiri style salmon belly. Hirame aint bad either. At least you can see and pick out the worms.
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    Eating raw fish not previously frozen?

    Technically, pelagic fish is considered safe to eat raw. Non pelagic are naturally closer to shore and the bottom which is where they could get worms and other parasites. I still eat raw. Shit I sashimi'd up at yellow we wrestled back from a seal last trip. Seal ate the guts and left the...
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    Boston Whaler Guardian

    gnilpmup....does it really mater? 8 year old thread....oops spelled 8 backwards.
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    Time to support the guys that fight for your right to fish!

    Wish they sold CCA CAL Sili Pints.
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    WTB Sell me your 30# Setups

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/seeker-classic-270-h8-and-okuma-pch-custom.755343/#post-5218338
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    Jx studs,

    If you count rotations without clamp, you'll never bottom out. You could epoxy threads above as a visual reference. Or wrap with electrical tape. Honestly, counting to 3 has never been an issue for me.
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    Jx studs,

    Be careful not to bottom out barrel nut. You will then be rotating set screw you used as a post. You should really just look for some 1/4-20 BHCS and skip the barrel nut. Add a washer if you have one a wee too long or just cut to size. KISS
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    Jx studs,

    https://www.mcmaster.com/barrel-nuts/thread-size~1-4-20/material~stainless-steel/
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    Jx studs,

    Been using 1/4-20 SHCS on a few of my reels for 8 years and zero issues. For your clamp I would just use a button head instead of socket head. ALso some of my old seekers the butts are way to fat to add the barrel nut. No wrong way.
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    Boat window hard water spots

    Some thing......Others you just need citric acid. Super cheap. Buy food grade powder from amazon or anywhere else you can find. mix a solution with water in spray bottle. Rub with steel wool or scotch bright. On vertical surfaces like shower doors I spray and stick paper towels to doors and...
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    Electric cooler for fillets?

    Sure do. We call it a refrigerator. Way better then lugging ice blocks up hill both ways.
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    Stretching a LV14

    Fix both. Sell one to pay for repair and stretch of other. If you have to fix transom, stretch that one the same way other boats are stretched. That's how I think. I leap frogged to current boat buy buying, fixing, selling, smaller boats.
  169. Derby

    Malware Scam on BD when using my Samsung S9

    Thanks for the update Jason. How do we send you something malicious without getting tagged ourselves?
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    Yam 150 won’t start after removing kicker and fuel line

    You trying to run it on the flush port? And tilted up? I dont think that was how it was meant to be used.
  171. Derby

    Simard EVO2 Sonar Quit Working After Update

    Get a manual. It's easier then shotgunning with questions on BD.
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    Simard EVO2 Sonar Quit Working After Update

    If you did a full factory reset you might have to go select the transducer if it is older and does not have an XID signal. Transducer cable is blue connector. If it worked before.....it's probably still connected. You low voltage warning probably had nothing to do with the firmware. I would...
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    Simard EVO2 Sonar Quit Working After Update

    Oh and FYI for future reference...anytime you call Simrad Tech Support the first thing they are going to ask you to do is update firmware. Not a big help, but it does sometimes fix bugs. I havent updated my NSSEVO2 in four years or so.
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    Simard EVO2 Sonar Quit Working After Update

    Is that on the trailer? First is to check source selected as mentioned. If new to you and the other guy did nothing, might as well do a full factory reset and start fresh. That means you have to learn how to set it up. Many tutorials online and THT. Once setup to your liking, back up the...
  175. Derby

    Colt Sniper Jerk 32g hooks

    The ones you took off all of your coltsniper jigs.
  176. Derby

    Finessing the Tuna

    #2 Mustad. Test out larger gear once in a while. I was getting bit on 40lb with 2/0 hooks last weekend on Tanner while others were struggling with 20lb/#2 setups. I'd take a shoulder hooked hot bait with all it's scales and 40lb over 20lb, #2 hook and a handful of scales. Properly hooking a...
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    Flatfall - tie direct to 130 # fluoro or add 300# fluro bite leader

    Add a swivel and split ring to jig if you tie direct. Else, you'll get massive line twist. That is how I do it. For some reason I dont like the 200-300lb bite leaders. Edit....other advantage, quick change jigs with split rings. No wrong way.
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    Malware Scam on BD when using my Samsung S9

    Hmm, I guess we not allowed to post in that forum anymore. @Jason you know anything about this Samsung/Google scam?
  179. Derby

    Malware Scam on BD when using my Samsung S9

    I get same Congratulations popup on S10. There is a forum for website issues.....
  180. Derby

    Sunglass holder

    Put your sunglasses back in case or pouch anytime your not wearing them. Else, Velcro your sunglasses case to dash some place.
  181. Derby

    Tiburon clamp issue...

    I use as is. It will compress the wrap and tape and never wobble.
  182. Derby

    single channel chirp vs dual frequency transducer

    If only one band get 175HW. If two, 175L and 175HW. If big enough boat for fairing block the 275LHW is the best. It is equivalent to the two former but should run cleaner at speed with fairing block.
  183. Derby

    San Diego Fish Processing vs Boat Filets

    On Wednesday, I paid $1.15/lb at Sportsmans with 5mil bags.....and it is at the same landing.
  184. Derby

    Reel Clamp for Large Grip

    Corkpuppy is great.....but your reel studs have to fit around butt. Else, you need a Tiburon or Duran style clamp.
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    Q-cove flasher leashes??

    Krippled QCove!!!! Love it!!!
  186. Derby

    Deckhand rod - Reel seat help

    Those blanks should work with cork and x wrap. Small diameter blanks I have been using cork, cord then x wrap.
  187. Derby

    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    Might as well keep going.....I just use all the old goop grease from hub rebuild to slather on my leaf springs. Enviros might not be happy. But it works. It's better then my pops digging a hole in the back yard after oil changes in the Pinto. Pops hated this car. Engine metric, the rest SAE...
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    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    I usually snap them off with a 6' breaker bar.
  189. Derby

    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    It;s a new bracket right. Honestly I have never had a bracket boat. Just seems common sense to check a few times until you are confident in it. Then maybe once a year. Maybe re-torque unless your using sealant as thread lock.
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    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    Shouldnt it be a twist lock with o-ring. I wouldnt put a snap in one at that location. Might as well be a metal plate with gasket and 8-10 screws holding it down.
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    Best Sealant for bait tank drain

    Edit..... Missed this!
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    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    You might add the female portion of plug to a pair of alligator clips. Then you could be ready to help someone out that is not setup with Scotty. Or you could use a disconnect and have a Scotty and Clip connector to choose from. I did the same originally with just Scotty. Then my water heater...
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    Maiden voyage that gave me a fucking heart attack

    Gorilla Tape along with your mobile Aux pump. This is how we all learn. You made it home. That is the most important part.
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    the most dreaded post ANY of us will EVER make..... RIP my beautiful wife Valerie Jean.

    Condolences. Glad she is pain free with the family.
  195. Derby

    Bluefin vs. The Senator.

    In 1981 there were no carbon, greased, drag washers or spectra/dyneema braid lines. Have some fun go fish with what you got. Never know!!!
  196. Derby

    Electric reels for the kite

    Download Google Translate then Chinese language package all free. Technically made in China....but I bet the language is Japanese...you can download that too. Use your phone camera to instantly translate. Works awesome. I used to do a lot of work in China. Used too....thank god. I helped a guy...
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    Lexa 400 HS-P WN clamp grinding issues

    I have been using it. You got to scoot the seat clamp back a bit. It does come close. A chamfered edge there would be nice. But not a lot of material. I have been want to try Duran....just have no issues with Tiburon.
  198. Derby

    Someone was in a hurry.....

    Or just shit in a bucket like the rest of us.
  199. Derby

    Poppers for Dorado?

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    Poppers for Dorado?

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    Poppers for Dorado?

    I thought the reason was lots of jumping and spitting lure slinging back to boat. I like that idea!!!
  202. Derby

    Ranger 85 /Seeker trip

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_ep2.shtml?start#contents Been keeping an eye on it too...have a 4day Friday to Tuesday. Hope she fizzles out soon.
  203. Derby

    No mas bluefin

    Genevieve will make things interesting. I have 4-day charter leaving Friday. Was hoping for Baja yellows one day. We shall see.
  204. Derby

    Q-cove flasher leashes??

    I have a few I'd trade for an 11" half glow/half green Q-cove flasher.
  205. Derby

    Q-cove flasher leashes??

    There are a few posts here that detail how to fab new flashers(hot spot conversion) and make pins. Just have to use the search function.
  206. Derby

    Scupper thru-hull fix

    and 4 hose clamps. Two each side.
  207. Derby

    Scupper thru-hull fix

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Best quality of a sea going boat is self bailing decks. Yes, ideally the deck AND the outlet should be above water line. Add a bunch of weight or a poor design and they could be under...at least the outlet. Sitting still the deck is above water....else they would not have added...
  208. Derby

    Scupper thru-hull fix

    The fitting nut should slide over the hose. Two person job. One holds hose. Other on outside pushes fitting. Lots o Lube. I prefer Astroglide.
  209. Derby

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont recall Tut calling you guys idiots. Trump is an idiot. That is certifiable. You guys jump on people if they don't have the same belief as you. It is American to have your own opinion. Do you not get it? If you dont care, or dont get it, that makes you the...
  210. Derby

    Jx studs,

    Socket Head Cap Screws.
  211. Derby

    Best Sealant for bait tank drain

    Is OP talking about drain tube? As in tank drains even with tube installed? If so, I dont think you want to use any of this stuff. I may be wrong.
  212. Derby

    Best Sealant for bait tank drain

    Top deck....3M 4000 UV 5200 is for under the waterline.
  213. Derby

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    You are obviously not hip to my plan. What's your plan?
  214. Derby

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Youre delivering goods on the government tit. When will people pay their own way?
  215. Derby

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Sorry guys I missed the last 13 pages. I did hear that THE PRESIDENT wanted to abolish the post office. He is about to sign an executive order that decrees all votes be validated by licking the ballot. Gotta get DNA somehow to get rid of all the illegal votes.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    I thought the virus was fake news to be done with when Cheeto In Charge wins HUGELY. Or maybe I was wrong. It goes away with the dumb ass gets the boot. F'n MSM got me all mixed up.
  217. Derby

    Jx studs,

    It depends on reel and reel seat. You have to measure.
  218. Derby

    Sinker Rig Question

    Wind up slow in low gear with tiny amount of drag.
  219. Derby

    Sinker Rig Question

    Search is you friend. All these have been asked before. Check out post #3 in this thread..... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/question-rubber-band-sinker-rigging-for-tuna.552707/#:~:text=The%20unknown%20fisherman
  220. Derby

    Sinker Rig Question

    Rod tip to reel for fluoro. Sinker above knot. The big mistake I see a ton of people do it letting the sinker dangle from one end. The rubber band should hold sinker at both end of weight making it look inline with mono. This makes less drag and the bait can pull it faster. It also mitigates...
  221. Derby

    Ab 3030 today

    Thats the problem. It is too vague and open to a wide interpretation.
  222. Derby

    SOLD SOLD- skipjack with 300 supercharged mercury

    Holy Smokes. Not one bell or whistle missing. I have been looking for one of these conversions. However, I dont think I can get the pilots license required to fly this one. What's the fuel tank capacity? WOT speed?
  223. Derby

    What Veterans Organizations Deserve to be Supported?

    While not in SoCAL, MBV.ORG does a lot to help veterans through marine recreational rehabilitation therapy programs . Two huge fishing trips a year where vets from all over the west coast come for a chance at salmon and rockfish. They bought a boat and created a hydraulic lift to get disabled...
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    Deckhand salary?

    Probably best equivalent to EMT vs FF/Medic. Shit hours, shit pay......but something you have to do while earning your way to the job you really want but might not get. If you dont want to be a captain...skip it and just fish.
  225. Derby

    Feedback Please

    I dont see CABBAGE. Use a Mermaid in the form of a C.
  226. Derby

    Jx studs,

    Once you go SHCS you will never go back. So much easier.
  227. Derby

    Jx studs,

    Add a few flat and a lock washers to your list. Sometimes it's hard to get perfect length. One too many turns of wrench will pop dimple out other side and make reel unusable. I know. But nothing sand paper cant fix. Just count your turns to bottom of hole without clamp. That is your limit.
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    How to slow a boat down for trolling

    Pretty sure he figured it out by now. It's only been 12 years. The answer....BUCKETS. Just tie off in two places. One mid ship to slow you down and one at the bucket to keep from rolling under the boat. Easy peasy.
  229. Derby

    Knot question

  230. Derby

    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    While you have been keeping tabs, I have been actually doing it. We in Monterey Bay have been setting back 300' at the MOST. 300yds would be ridiculous with more then one rod. Edit: 300yds would be ridiculous with one rod.
  231. Derby

    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    300' not yds. and that is out there. 150-250' works just as good.
  232. Derby

    Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    15-30% of everything but the bar tab....assuming they tried hard to find fish. It is Fishing, Not Catching. You're a wanker!
  233. Derby

    Rod match for a JX raptor

    Stick with Seeker LB SHS 70M $350
  234. Derby

    Simrad v. Raymarine?

    That subjective. The 5/5 Furuno guys choose Furuno videos on BD dont count either. It looks nice. Really nice. 9/10 dentists choose Crest but I like Colgate. Simrad is on third rev of EVO series. The first Rev is still great on my boat with 4G and 175 Airmar transducer.
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    Braid line for jig reel.

    Solid 8 Carrier....65 or 80. It's smoother then 4 carrier. ProSpec works great. I use 50lb Superslick too on bait casters. Havent tried SS V2.
  236. Derby

    For Sale Cabo sold for asking price!!!!

    Its a cool boat. Shame they shat over your ad. Cut bait and go to Craigslist. Someone will buy at your price. I probably would if not so far away.
  237. Derby

    For Sale Cabo sold for asking price!!!!

    Look at Squidly trying to squirm out of this one. Keyboard Tourette Syndrome is not real.
  238. Derby

    Sinker rig

    Best bites for me have been sardine pulling a free falling sinker to the bottom. If the bait wants to swim let it. Edit: also gotten bit on retrieve. Anyone that says they know better have a wet set of googles in their past. Hook up through jaw and out nose to prevent flare out. Get to...
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    Spark plug opinion

    What motor is this for? I really dont see a glaring issue. Are you trying to diagnose an issue? I'd take those in my 2-stroke spring service. Never! I only use NGK and ALWAYS have to set the gap per my motor specification. They may be always set to your spec. But drop the box and its off...
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    SOLD 25' Anderson Custom w/ Yamaha Outboard (SOLD)

    Bastard! I wanted it.......but couldnt afford it. Have fun with you badass boat.
  241. Derby

    Recommendations for Gear Setups for 1.5 day BFT trip

    Slowly, but yes. The two is for a spare. Always have to have a spare.
  242. Derby

    Recommendations for Gear Setups for 1.5 day BFT trip

    Stick with bait. Else, ask landing the day of departure what one jig you should buy. Then buy two of them. Keep doing that and you'll gain gear as you go instead of listening to us knuckleheads saying one of these is better then those.
  243. Derby

    Recommendations for Gear Setups for 1.5 day BFT trip

    HighWild got it. you just need a 60lb reel for sinker fishing or coltsniper/flatfall. Any of reels he suggested will be great
  244. Derby

    Avet HX 5/2 versas JX6/3-MC Rator for 60#

    One for me out of 15 reels in past ten years.
  245. Derby

    Avet HX 5/2 versas JX6/3-MC Rator for 60#

    OP is trying to compare regular HX 2-speed with JX Raptor. Not Raptor to Raptor.
  246. Derby

    Lefties! What reels for fishing 60#+

    Boggles the mind...I am a natural righty that uses lefty reels as well.
  247. Derby

    Very impressive grip system from American tackle

    Do you have these in longer sections? Seems like I nice way to add extension to existing build.
  248. Derby

    Lefties! What reels for fishing 60#+

    Avet....you get the full lineup. I have been using JX and HX Raptor for 60lb.
  249. Derby

    1986 25' Farallon Whaleback For Sale

    Dammit Kevin! You had me grabbing my keys to head to the bank. 5 year old thread.
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    Goodbye & Thank You

    Steven Mnuchin and his buddies at One West and other companies like it. They are renting them out and screwing over good people. Edit: To be fare, One West was foreclosing and getting paid for it. It's the mortgage backed securities and companies like Invitation Homes that are in the rental...
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    Just looked up my order from 2015. I paid $600 for the set. LG-HD01RL qty 1 LG-HD01LL qty 1 LG-HD01U qty 2 LG-HD01B qty 4 UB-SS5183 qty 8 Worth every penny....I solo a lot.
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    Pretty sure we told you the best option. Pacific Trailer Side Bunks. You just buy the brackets and use a piece of lumber to fit your needs. No Brainer. Or buy these....$150 is a deal https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bpo/d/san-diego-trailer-guides-12ft/7156147896.html
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    Looking for a New Lefty HX Raptor

    Call Bob Sands. I've had them get me stuff for the drive down. It's not far out of the way. PM Jamie @fishordie Maybe @SDTT can help if you want drop ship.
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    Looking for a New Lefty HX Raptor

    That means nothing. They are notorious for taking money when they don't have item in stock.
  255. Derby

    What type of waterproof sealant to use?

    If you insist on 3M...4000 is what you should use. On my tank lid, they used plumbers putty....back in 1979, Worked good enough to keep original tank clean and dry for 30 years, I used it again. You want a seal that is removable and easy to clean when you need to reopen and reapply.
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    For Sale 2009 27 ft Boston Whaler Challenger

    Is this yours? I could see a taller bow rail with toe hold to make it a WA. Very nice.
  257. Derby

    Best Accurate for Calstar 90J?

    @rexor_rn helped me a lot with these side by side photos. 600, 600N, 500, 500N....but really NN in size....wait, maybe that is just for the Valiant....I guess I dont know
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    Best Accurate for Calstar 90J?

    It's really an NN. 500 perfect for normal YT. I got a 600 for stickbaits.
  259. Derby

    WTB Tohatsu M140A2 or M120A2 Lower Unit or Part Motor

    I'm really just looking for Bevel gears FWD, Pinion and REV. But would buy motor or lower unit. Let me know what you got.....would need to be shipped or hand delivered to Santa Cruz or San Jose. Thanks.
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    Downrigger Upgrade

    Breaking scotty spools is mostly due to uneven line on spool. Adjust line guide so it spools at center and you will have less cracking. Out of the box, my riggers tended to pack up on the lower spool....the weakest part. I would get 2-3 years fishing 300' and 20lbs. Then someone else pointed...
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    Nope. Stainless staples though. That is really important.
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    Tied up. I measure 100 times and precut and pre drilled. Brought a gennie and cut off wheel. Swapped everything out in an hour...with carpet applied on spot...that is the easiest
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    I just posted this on another site. Super easy and cheap. Home Depot. 2x4's and a roll of indoor/outdoor carpet. A Forstner bit, stainless bolts, fender washers and nylock nuts. The Fostner will let you counter sink the bolt/fender washers. Fender washers spread the load. Nylock nuts will...
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    If you have a float on trailer, you could add some extra bunks and keel rollers to convert to drive on. That makes it super easy.In and out the boat at the bow. Add a step to your wench post. I'm usually faster solo then most with a gaggle of people.
  265. Derby

    Cheap Hydraulic Fluid vs Expensive Fluid??

    That's a good method. I have spare spools of poly tubing and just route back to the fill bottle.
  266. Derby

    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    But do you buy a 50W if you fish Monterey 99% of time for salmon, butts and biscuits and the BFT show up every few years for maybe a month....and it's only fishable 25% of that time? No wrong answer. Everyone is different. I think an LX Raptor would be just fine....personally.
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    For Sale Lookin to get my first boat. In Maui...Hows dis one?

    I'd fish it! I probably would not call that a 2' extension. More like a 2' flush bracket. Hope you have long rods or a man at the wheel.
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    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    This plus ladders from Pacific Trailer. 8' side bunks make it a breeze solo even with good side surge.
  269. Derby

    Cheap Hydraulic Fluid vs Expensive Fluid??

    OM-15 should be same as ISO-15. You can also get the same thing for less. You're still getting what you paid for...right.
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    Cheap Hydraulic Fluid vs Expensive Fluid??

    There should be a mil spec for it. As long as it meets the spec for temp and viscosity it should be fine. I havent messed with steering in a while. Im sure someone will chime in. Then again, is saving $25 worth it? Plus, I think WM is cheaper then actual Seastar Fluid.
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    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    If you.ve never done so, try using a scale to pull 20lbs then 30lbs of drag. Also, Buy something if you want. HXW is really nice and would work perfect. I was just saying dont feel like you have too. 5-600yds of 65 is plenty.
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    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    Absolutely not. However mono helps with stretch and tangles. Also works as your mark for setback. Every try and break 60lbs mono using your rod? It's really hard to do. No fluoro necessary. Right now they are biting anything as long as it's in front of them. It's bluefin. As soon as you think...
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    For 150+ lb. Bluefin

    Unless you plan on SD trips, Keep what you got. It will work just fine with fresh line. 65 braid and 100yds 50-60 mono. If you got money burning a hole n your wallet, HXW is nice as is the HX Raptor or Fathom40.....on and on. Unless you get doubled up you can always chase. There is a lot of...
  274. Derby

    Sea Alien ID!

    @Saluki would know!
  275. Derby

    Some serious jig research

    My guess.....top 20 jigs of the 5 dudes that like to fish. I'd like to see data they used and "statistical results" Looks like one guy likes knife jigs and another likes flutter...etc.
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    Popping Setup Advice Needed

    This! Splice or FG, no affect on casting. Having that finger on leader really helps....unless you like gloves. Use swivel and split ring to change baits. No retie necessary.
  277. Derby

    Lefty or righty?!

    Righty, Fish Lefty for same reason as you. I cast over right shoulder. No switching hands. Everyone is different. Sadly not all companies make lefty.....but enough do.
  278. Derby

    Proper tipping

    Ask Bill
  279. Derby

    Proper tipping

    Is that for a tip?
  280. Derby

    Proper tipping

    Skip the flash lights and batteries. Bring Socks. Lots of them. Nothing better then a new pair of socks for tired feet.
  281. Derby

    Cheapest nema 2k fishfinder

    Can you just get a Point 1 and network to trolling motor? Seems doable. I dont know. 2 T's and a power tap. That's even cheaper....keeping your old sonar though.
  282. Derby

    My first fishing boat - Yay or Nay? Thoughts at discussion appreciated.

    I rock a 40 year old boat I bought for some peoples weekly fuel bill and fitted out. It floats and gets me home every time. Would love a new boat.....even a Trophy. Fish the F out of it. Screw the rest.
  283. Derby

    Colt Sniper for Albies

    No problem. If you have a question, 9/10 , its been asked before. Plus you might find answers to things you never thought of. Good luck
  284. Derby

    Colt Sniper for Albies

    Another coltsniper thread. Catching up to flat fall rigging and what rod should I buy. That little magnifying glass icon in top right holds a TON of information. I dare you to try it. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/search/684449/?q=Coltsniper+hooks&o=relevance
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    Wed - with the fleet

    Marlin? Turn any fishing trip into an awesome one. 20lb #2 hook even better. Badass!!!
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    500 Size Low Profile Baitcaster

    Never said low pro. I want a lefty 500 baitcaster. That is low pro compared to conventional.
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    500 Size Low Profile Baitcaster

    ....and level wind, and spool tension and mag....all for slinging braid a country mile and not worrying about laying line down working a hardbait.
  288. Derby

    Colt Sniper Hook Replacement

    Use the hooks you took off your 250gm. Put a set on top and bottom.
  289. Derby

    500 Size Low Profile Baitcaster

    The tranx500 is about getting bit and having capacity to stay in the fight. Light hardbaits are not easy to cast with conventional. The bait casters are much easier. The 500 has the capacity to last if a big fish gets hooked. Otherwise Id use a 400.
  290. Derby

    Documented covid testing?

    Myself and another coworker had to get tested. He went to local CVS pharmacy. I want to County run test center. CVS just sends tests to Quest Diagnostics. The County uses testing in house. His took 10 days to get results. Mine 2 days. It may be different in the county you live. Both of our...
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    500 Size Low Profile Baitcaster

    I'd buy a lefty 500 baitcaster. Maybe two or three.
  292. Derby

    Tern 600N?

    What brand braid?
  293. Derby

    Tohatsu Service Shops in San Diego?

    Start with this PN: 003-21052-2 https://www.tohatsuoutboardparts.com/Accessories.html#acc11
  294. Derby

    Tohatsu Service Shops in San Diego?

    This is where I get all my parts. https://www.tohatsuoutboardparts.com/ and https://onlineoutboards.com/pages/tohatsu-outboard-motors I think they might even be the same company now.
  295. Derby

    Tohatsu Service Shops in San Diego?

    I would think so. Water goes through block and out tell-tale. No blockage. Water Pump!
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    Tohatsu Service Shops in San Diego?

    FYI the TLDI is a true Tohatsu. The 150 and up 4strokes are Hondas rebranded.
  297. Derby

    Tohatsu Service Shops in San Diego?

    Water pump is not hard....maybe 3 on a 1-10 scale. There's a few tricks you'll learn and your 2nd and 3rd times will be faster. With all basic tools and no issues its an hour job at the most. Tohatsu has a GREAT service manual. Factory Service Manual $75 well spent.
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    Tern 600N?

    You sure that 500N is not a 500NN....if there is such a thing.
  299. Derby

    Tern 600N?

    Look at the handle.....that's a jigger.
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    Tern 600N?

    Thanks. Is it me or does the 500N look narrower then 600N with respect to their regular width pair? 600N does not look that much different then 600 is what I am saying. The 500N is NARROW. The 600 looks narrower then 500....but that might be perspective. Regardless, thanks a ton. I am...
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    Rubber Boots, Stupid Question

    On a serious note, XtraTuff Ankle boots are about as comfy and cool as it gets. You'll end up wearing them around the house and yard.
  302. Derby

    Rubber Boots, Stupid Question

    I just slide a sardine down the boot of those that are complaining. Squid even better
  303. Derby

    Tern 600N?

    No, I'm in the same boat as you guys. We don't have any shops around here that keep them in stock. And, us lefties are limited in selection which is the only reason I am buying an Accurate. I ordered a 500 and 600 from Melton. 600 never came so I canceled. The 500 was too small for me...
  304. Derby

    Tern 600N?

    Why not a regular 600.
  305. Derby

    Borrowed a Cal-Star rod the other day....now I want one, help!

    These are staples of SF Bay Area fishing. We don't often get anything that requires more. Call him up and ask. But I bet it was one of those in classic honey. 220's and 270's are just about perfect.
  306. Derby

    Where to get supplies online

    Local Tackle Shop In the bicycle world we use LBS a lot.....not sure anyone else uses LTS.
  307. Derby

    Advice on ice chest ...s

    Me too. Going tomorrow. My buddy showed up with one for July 4 tuna trip. kept forgetting until this post.
  308. Derby

    Advice on ice chest ...s

    Same one you shop at.
  309. Derby

    New: Simrad Evo3S Next Generation (NSS9/NSS12/NSS16)

    Sweet, almost time for factory remanufactured NSS3 shopping.
  310. Derby

    Though hull transducer advise

    search
  311. Derby

    Calstar. 90j. West cost. Glass Vs calstar 6480-h. Glass

    if you want versatile 6480H. Jigs only 90J.
  312. Derby

    Calstar. 90j. West cost. Glass Vs calstar 6480-h. Glass

    Up? If this is a WTB wouldn't you be better off in Classified?
  313. Derby

    Where to get supplies online

    Man Im missing something today. I am in the wrong place. Cultiva and Shout assist hooks are what I normally get. Finally Gamakatsu and others are making big enough assist hooks. The new Gama 720 Assist hooks have just been ordered. If it's bait hooks or regular jig hooks the landing or LTS.
  314. Derby

    Advice on ice chest ...s

    I use my regular 120qt Igloo. It holds the fish and ice for a few days. However, my dreams of a COHO molded cooler have finally came true. Costco has a nice 165qt COHO cooler just like the big boys for $99...maybe it was $149. Not all Costco's have them yet...
  315. Derby

    Where to get supplies online

    Didnt realize this was in the sniper thread. For this stuff, Coltsniper, I just get Owner hooks at LTS.
  316. Derby

    Where to get supplies online

    There are a few back east as well for the fancy JDM stuff. Ebay works, make sure the seller is in US and you also get paypal protection if you have it. I just bought a bunch of assist hooks on EBAY. Charkbait is great but they don't have everything. That do have a lot though.
  317. Derby

    New "Leftys" in the PENN fall 2020 lineup

    getting warmer....
  318. Derby

    Lemon on fish

    And a little chopped anchovie. Killer for salmon too.
  319. Derby

    Colt Sniper Hook Replacement

    Thumbing 50lb mono to make 80lb bluefin turn heads. 12lbs no problem.
  320. Derby

    Colt Sniper Hook Replacement

    that #7 hyperwire split ring was ovalized after 2 fish. I use #8 now.
  321. Derby

    Colt Sniper Hook Replacement

    Same here for BFT. Most bites on sink. YFT singles are better. They usually attack on retrieve. I have both setup. More and Bigger is always Better with Bluefin. I think this pic is in the 10 other coltsniper hook replacement threads. Whats one more?
  322. Derby

    Lady Angler 370lb BFT

    Deep!!!!! ....was my first thought. But then I began to think there is a chance I can get a fish as big as me outa SD. But then it comes back. Congrats!!!
  323. Derby

    Rod Repair Central Coast

    Talk to Virg's. They have a guy....or used too.
  324. Derby

    California Rollback

    Sport fishing is outside. The rails are marked every 6'. We wear masks. No reason to close. Just fucking fish! Who cares who likes who. Why the need to blame someone? Bunch of pussies if you need to float your own boat.
  325. Derby

    80g Colt Sniper

    5/0 Aki Twist or 3/0 ST66. 2/0 is probably a better size. I just got pissed off I was missing bites. That's why I used the 3/0
  326. Derby

    WTB: Q COVE'S

    I'll trade some pin rigs for a green glow...the molded in glow not sticker glow. Still on the Kool-Aid
  327. Derby

    Solo boating/fishing

    I don't file shit. I just tell people where I'm going and when I'll be back. Maybe if you're going someplace different or staying out multiple days and no one really cares about you actually filing a plan might be a good idea.
  328. Derby

    Solo boating/fishing

    Get an ACR PLB and Mustang HIT Offshore vest. Unzip the vest and install the PLB on left shoulder strap. Wrap, roll and zip vest back up. You wont even know it is there. But when you need it, everyone will know were you are. But, you have to wear your vest 100% of time or it all means nothing...
  329. Derby

    WTB Lowrance outboard hydraulic autopilot

    Someone on here is selling pumps. Your Point-1 needs to be a Point-1AP as far as I know. If so, all you need is a NAC-1, hoses, fittings and cables. $1k is pretty cheap for an AP.
  330. Derby

    1545 Jon Boat Conversion

    WATUFAKA?
  331. Derby

    216 Cabo cuddy

    Go here to answer all of your questions. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/cabo-boat-owners.625046/
  332. Derby

    216 Cabo cuddy

    try searching for Cabo Owners Post in Boating Discussion or Check Out My Boat forum. Report section aint going to give you much exposure.
  333. Derby

    Baitomatic

    Go slower.
  334. Derby

    Surf fishing San Onofre

    Search through the crabs for the soft shell ones. They are 1000% better. It takes longer, unless youre lucky. But well worth the effort.
  335. Derby

    4th of July Weekend Pacific Voyager 2 Day Charter

    Sorry to derail thread. Josh, if you and your buddies want a re-run in August, let me know. I think Keegan has the info. If not PM me. Derby
  336. Derby

    4th of July Weekend Pacific Voyager 2 Day Charter

    Tell you what, brother, I got an open spot on my August charter. Maybe you can come train the PacVoyager crew how it's really done. Obviously something is wrong. Oh wait, let's not forget.....that fish is on my buddies BBQ as we speak.
  337. Derby

    Bight Sportfishing

    If you fish with Brandon, ask him when the new journal comes out. This post just reminded me. Thanks.
  338. Derby

    4th of July Weekend Pacific Voyager 2 Day Charter

    Unless your on a sport boat and the fish swims at you, under the stern and up wind. Everything is easy until it's not.
  339. Derby

    For Sale Tern 600 Blue

    Is the 600 just a wide version of the 500? Like a Shimano 20 vs 30?
  340. Derby

    4th of July Weekend Pacific Voyager 2 Day Charter

    Good trip. You guys never gave up. Thats bluefin being bluefin
  341. Derby

    Big bluefin set-up

    I think we are saying the same thing with different words.
  342. Derby

    Big bluefin set-up

    Saw a lot of that too. Dudes wouldnt go past strike. I been setting "strike" at about 1/3 throw on the lever. Gives me the room to hammer down at the end.
  343. Derby

    Big bluefin set-up

    Go fish!!! Saturday and Sunday we were getting 150's on 50lb flyline and 60lb sinker setups. Got to keep it a little sporting. 80-100 for jigs. 200 for kite.
  344. Derby

    SOLD SOLD..Daiwa Luna 253 right hand, cash or trade for lefty

    I'll trade you for a G 6490-CT LB Seeker Black Steel with Ti guides edit....for my LH Luna 253.
  345. Derby

    Can the spider hitch knot be use for reverse dropper loop?

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/strongest-loop-knot-for-mossback-yellows-on-bottom.573364/
  346. Derby

    Avet Factory is back up and running!

    That's what I want....in Lefty!!!
  347. Derby

    New Hustler Seabass

    Squid humping makes fun It is all in the timing I love them biscuits
  348. Derby

    it's legal to trade whole BF for fishing gear ?

    I cant believe people dont know this answer
  349. Derby

    What's your go to 2nd set up?

    A different jig, then another and another Then bait
  350. Derby

    Stolen Boat in Huntington

    🍿 🍿
  351. Derby

    #30 setup

    What, no Haiku bonus points?
  352. Derby

    Look but can't touch

    Of course I am just joking. Hope she is yours.
  353. Derby

    Look but can't touch

    15lbs? Shewillbemine uses the Platinum Card. Pro tip.....She says she will be yours.
  354. Derby

    Look but can't touch

    Dollar bills ya'll. Who uses a credit card at the titty bar
  355. Derby

    #30 setup

    Just go fishing now Dont worry what rod is best Have fun catching fish
  356. Derby

    Look but can't touch

    Shoulda went to the titty bar
  357. Derby

    Braid to braid splice or no?

    If you are fishing 30lb mono with 65lb braid backing, Uni-Uni will work just fine. If you are fishing 100lb topshot with 100lb mono and going after cows, respool or use section of hollow.
  358. Derby

    Surf session storage question

    I found a shoulder/sling backpack my dad had laying around. It's smaller then a regular backpack but holds a 3600 tray and a couple 12oz cans. It's nice not having to take it off to get to things. Just slide it around the front.
  359. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/discovery-bay-1990-bayliner-trophy-2302/7144687642.html Here is another for less....fresh water too.
  360. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    He coulda bought it with 600 hours too. Never assume.
  361. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    Whalers a a waste of cash for name only. Hope that Trophy works for you.
  362. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    I would ask for a sea trial to see how it sits in water. That boat was not designed for a 250 V6 4-stroke. Make sure the scuppers are out of the water. I would also have the motor looked over....as well as fuel tank, hull and electrical. Have any friends that know boats? If solid, that looks...
  363. Derby

    Atmospheric pressure.

    Shoulda been here yesterday!
  364. Derby

    Atmospheric pressure.

    Its the changing pressure. If it's been high for a week and a low comes in or vice versa. That's how I always look at it. But, if I can fish I fish regardless. Good for the log book if you are into patterns.
  365. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

  366. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    Not everyone has $20-30K to buy a "Starter" boat. Value is the only thing that maters. If the hull, fuel tank, electrical and motor are sound and the price is right....it could be a great value. You guys dont even know what the price is.
  367. Derby

    Fishing in South Lake Tahoe area any good?

    I chartered a boat on the north shore one summer. Lake trout on downrigger. It was basically a meat harvest as the fish floated to the boat after a minute of reeling in. If you can get them shallow it would be fun. Else....I'd rather go rafting or mtn biking.
  368. Derby

    New Lo Ann 6/15/20 be prepared for a sinker bite

    Charmin fluffs up when wet and plugs everything up. At least thats what happens at my house.
  369. Derby

    Tohatsu motor ?

    Thats a Honda with Tohatsu stickers.
  370. Derby

    Cracked Transom

    How many batteries is irrelevant. That's why I edited my comment. This is not good. You ran 8 trips like this. I am amazed it lasted that long. The dead battery happened because the motors stopped working correctly. Sorry.
  371. Derby

    Cracked Transom

    Low Voltage? Water in cylinders is not good. Yikes! Sorry, dont know what else to say.
  372. Derby

    Cracked Transom

    when buying boats survey anything over $20K. lesson maybe someone else will learn. Did you say the motors swamped? A new transom should not cost $20K.
  373. Derby

    Bass Pro Shops visit

    Yup, they closed my LTS after moving in 1/2 mile away. Shame. I never shopped there until I had no choice. And our local West Marine bailed a few years earlier.
  374. Derby

    Bass Pro Shops visit

    But when they closed the doors the shop had stock. Were they using that to fulfill internet orders? Seems strange
  375. Derby

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    For the night bite, this one comes with boots and a pliers pocket.
  376. Derby

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    My own pillow case and taking my boots off is usually enough. High end trips....
  377. Derby

    VHF Testing help. Is it working?

    This is Old School
  378. Derby

    VHF Testing help. Is it working?

    He is trying to troubleshoot in his driveway in Simi Valley. Dont think CG is going to hear him on 16. Nevermind. I get what you are saying. Yeah I dont call CG for radio checks either. carry on.....
  379. Derby

    VHF Testing help. Is it working?

    It's a good idea to own a back up handheld. That would answer your question and give you a layer of safety on the water with your PLB and life vests.
  380. Derby

    Searcher???

    ....and Tanqueray Then you might as well add the lime wedge dispenser too.
  381. Derby

    SOLD Lemon Neptuna Beefstick 528

    It is because it is. That's it. Wanna buy a bridge?
  382. Derby

    Bluefin on a Cedar plug

    Melancholy Bluefin/Angler......1st ever Joy Division fishing video!
  383. Derby

    Used Outboard Re-Power Questions

    @ShadBurke
  384. Derby

    Any info on this Harnell UL rod?

    I know there is someone on the forum looking for that rod for at least a year.
  385. Derby

    Wellcraft Skipjack

    There is a beautiful 24 Skippy for sale on the site. I am surprised it has not sold yet...unless it already has. Value...it has that all over. Edit....whoops, you are on the wrong coast.
  386. Derby

    Cabo Boat Owners

    Would you not rather have those cross-bars inboard to keep shit from plugging up the drain? Seems those could get plugged and stop working with no way to get it out. But what do I know....maybe a few sardines and......
  387. Derby

    Any Tips trolling Rapala X-Rap Mags

    Or hold rod out to the side so it shoots out to the side of the boat. Even with glasses they are dangerous.
  388. Derby

    Bad idea fighting these bigger bluefin on lighter line

    Corkpuppy and lock washers. Super score on the hidden paddy prize.
  389. Derby

    SOLD SOLD..Daiwa Luna 253 right hand, cash or trade for lefty

    This thread reminded me of my LH 253 in the closet. Used it over the weekend slinging swimbaits for halibut. Awesome little reel. $160 is a great deal. Someone will buy it.
  390. Derby

    Jig heads minus any hook.

    Do they come as a kit with the hook?
  391. Derby

    Skin Cancer; Need Fishing Hat

    Try and find a hooded sun shirt that you can pull hood over bill of ball cap. Shade for days. Doesn't get hot. O'Neil Sun Hoodie is the only one I have found that fits the bill.
  392. Derby

    WORLD RECORD CROAKER??

    Was it? Beach launch maybe? Regardless that is a big ass biscuit....the whole tube.
  393. Derby

    LX Raptor spool slide left to right.

    With drag on?
  394. Derby

    Benmar 21 course setter

    Compass is in the head unit. Put it on EBay. Lot of guys still use them and there is no way to get spare parts. I sold all my stuff to a crabber in Alaska. He payed well too.
  395. Derby

    For Sale 1992 Sea Ox 26’ Blue water pro

    What is the blue tape line on starboard side?
  396. Derby

    Ebay Ringed Circle Hooks?

    http://www.sanhutackle.com/info.html
  397. Derby

    5/31/2020 Super Cow

    DAMN!!! That's a beast! You may want a block and tackle setup à la Keith Poe
  398. Derby

    Copyright infrin

  399. Derby

    Friday May 29 Offshore - That's more like it.

    Nice job! Were'd you find Gold 60lb? Thought it only went to 40.
  400. Derby

    Farallon 25 rebuild

    Damn....
  401. Derby

    Tackle Box Design Questions

    Try some box joints.....finger joints and you can cut weight in half....OK maybe 30%
  402. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    It's not like $1000 fishing rod trendy. It will help you target and catch fish. You can still use your B60. It's your boat. You are correct, it is not for everyone. Good luck.
  403. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    I see. Looks pretty flat. Get a contractor square and check or a plain old tape measure. Easy peasy.
  404. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    Worth the money!!! I know I sound like an Airmar rep but it really does make a huge differnce. Keep your B60 and use it as well for the narrow high beam. You can buy a cheap used Sonar Hub. It will slightly reduce the effectiveness of the EVO2/175HW. Any time you connect an older than EVO2...
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    Seeker creamsicle vs unicorn uluas

    You'd be better served with an index fund trending the S&P if your looking for an investment. My opinion, you luck into this kind of shit. Like buying full quivers 10-15 years ago from Seeker. Buy it cause you like it and it fish's rad. Not because some internet dudes tell you what is worthy...
  406. Derby

    Fish id tide pools

    Zoom helps...... I can see the teeth and photophores
  407. Derby

    Fish id tide pools

    Greenling......without seeing full shot with mouth closed
  408. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    Geometry.....it's a bitch some times. Rise/Run
  409. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    Well you better be positive before spending $1K and putting a 4" hole in your boat
  410. Derby

    Is the 175 h w too big

    If you have a place to mount it.....yes it is worth it...especially with EVO3. The only thing it doesnt do is deep. 0-300 perfect. SS is stainless steel and was made for aluminum boats. It will work with all. They are all Airmar versions. Airmar makes them under parent company Gemeco. You can...
  411. Derby

    Space X 5-30-2020

    I wish the recovery landing didn't get lost in transmission. That is one of thee coolest features of Falcon.
  412. Derby

    Space X 5-30-2020

    Badass!!!
  413. Derby

    WTB Need left hand reel retrieve

    BNIB Torium 30 HG with 65lb Izor Spectra and 50yds 50lb Big Game to fill in. Only been mounted to line winder. $250
  414. Derby

    Etec’s toast....

    Serious? Serious question. I have been running an M140A2 for 10 years....many thousands of hours. I wouldn't mind buying a brand new one.....but I believe Honda is making 150 and up Tohatsu motors.
  415. Derby

    SOLD BNIB B175HW For 20° Tilt (Garmin 8 pin)

    You can cut the cord and get a mix-match cable to fit any brand MFD. That should open the market.
  416. Derby

    Wiring diagram for battery, charger and switches.

    Blue Seas Systems has a ton of wiring/configuration diagrams on their site. Check that out to include ACR and anything else you want. https://www.bluesea.com/resources/170/Battery_Management_Wiring_Schematics_for_Typical_Applications
  417. Derby

    Jig stick/Trinidad question

    Ton of people do. 20 is my preference. But I'm a lowly lefty and use Toriums. Killed many big fish though. New ones are nice and priced right.
  418. Derby

    Bluefin 5-22.

    Gaff pic is priceless
  419. Derby

    SOLD SS 6480H or 6480XH 8’ CT

    Not sure if this will help....but you can really pull on a 6480H. If you just want to bump up to 50-60, try it. You might be surprised.
  420. Derby

    43 Donelle

    Damn! Only thing missing is the exercise bike.
  421. Derby

    Need Pilot house referrals

    Call Arima/Defiance they are making them again under Arima name. That's interesting, it does look like identical top cap to YT Special. That would be rad if you figured it out.
  422. Derby

    While California’s Economy is Crashing, Newsom is on Vacation

    Me neither, but it sure is interesting......wait a minute....I dont believe I have ever read anything on LSD. Seen some shit...that's for sure. Matter of fact, I wish it was a requirement for HS Diploma. I beleive the world would be a better place for it.
  423. Derby

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Quit papers. Vaporize only....Safety First!
  424. Derby

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    That's what I'm wondering.
  425. Derby

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Then why are you asking here? Boat owners will answer when they have an answer.....and it probably wont be on BD.
  426. Derby

    Long Range Reopening Plan

    Just turn on the filter. It stops you from seeing all the Covid this, micro fila that, I'm going, I'm not, dont kill my grandma posts. Settings: Filters: COVID19 Bullshit and then check it. Only problem is, there is not much else to read as almost every thread turns into a conspiracy, know it...
  427. Derby

    Braided line to mono then to fluorocarbon why?

    Some people like mono topshot, some dont. One advantage of using mono is only 5' of floro needed at a time. Everyone is different.
  428. Derby

    Braided line to mono then to fluorocarbon why?

    Fluoro gets bit by picky fish. If wide open mono is just fine.
  429. Derby

    Need Help “White Star Board”

    HDPE works. It just does not have the "UV- Resitance" of King Starboard. YMMV.
  430. Derby

    Need Help “White Star Board”

    https://www.mcmaster.com/starboard-sheets/
  431. Derby

    Expected and hidden cost of boat ownership

    Been boating all my life. I would not want start with a 30' twin screw. If you do, pay for extra liability insurance. There are a lot of nice boats to "bump" into. Just a thought.
  432. Derby

    Bentbutts Help

    Get some dimensions and mock one up. Everyone is different....and not all boats are the same.
  433. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Old ones have the pump built into carb....22-27
  434. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Wait a second....does this old carb have the pump on the side?
  435. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    There should still be a fuel pump on the side of the block between carb and filter. usually you replace diaphram, springs, flaps(check valves) adn gaskets https://www.boats.net/product/mercury/9702?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2PP1BRCiARIsAEqv-pQ3MLsQyVdqFsorI5p5aSHWUE2JaoMxMR1teyMYqqKsO8KsGPWZlyAaAoboEALw_wcB
  436. Derby

    Sportboat Grande confirms albacore rumors

    ...and a little Kahlua? That sounds awesome.
  437. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Regardless, if you want to figure motor issues yourself, you should have a spark tester and compression test. You should be able to rent one at local auto parts store too. If you have a timing light that can work in a pinch. It will tell you there is a spark but not how powerful.
  438. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    It could be intermittent and/or on one cylinder. You're motor has two, correct? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/98B3dRlKuUFMcKeuaIQJ905SQLhgRqywwjABWneBOYXUsshPgmVPeRgnjtcqTlXusSiPUkyQESLyGts933Os8y4gs_PeAmjXN-RIIvU
  439. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Weird. I see them just fine. Cheap amazon spark tester ($11) or a home made one (wood, two nails and a wire with clip to ground).
  440. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    or
  441. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    almost.....but not always. I had same issue and one one motor it was power-pack the other it was dirty carbs...... It is important to be methodical when troubleshooting. Else, you go down a rabbit hole leaving a trail of money.
  442. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Standard procedure Spark Fuel Compression If you did the fuel, it's either spark on a cylinder or a bad cylinder. It's only a 20 so mount it in a tank to get revs up and check above.
  443. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    How do you think the fuel gets to the carb? A diaphragm fuel pump.
  444. Derby

    Weird issue with old merc

    Sounds like power pack, stater or coils. Check spark on all cylinders. If good clean spark on all cylinders then check carbs. Edit...20 not 200 horse, and you did the carbs. Fuel pump? Leak in fuel line or filter gasket sucking air?
  445. Derby

    WARNING DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME

    I like how they left the bead on.
  446. Derby

    WARNING DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME

    Brother sent me this one.....probably a Facespace thing. Still painfull. I've gone to ER night before trip for same thing. I wanted to yank it out but everyone was to scared. ER, Hospital and Dr bill. I'm sure if the custodian mopped while I was there I woulda paid for that too.
  447. Derby

    All glass Calstar Chovy Rod

    I have an 8'6" Calstar 220 matched with a Newell 220F that works perfect.
  448. Derby

    Conditioning on Rods?

    Pledge
  449. Derby

    Head to head marine electronics competition 2020

    In the end they do the same things in different ways. The real difference is the life cycle of the products. Furuno beats theirs into submission behind closed doors. These new touch screens look well thought out and very nice. The others beta test on consumers. If you're OK being a beta...
  450. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

  451. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    Noah Feldman Can't Fish!
  452. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    calm down
  453. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    San Diego Boats Opening. Shogun is up....who's next. Or would you rather hash out the same argument as every other thread? ....that's what I thought. Dont bother responding.
  454. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    Go Go Shogun!!!
  455. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    Seriously, Dont bother. I'm out. The boat says yes, I'm on it. Else, I'll wait. DOnt bother.
  456. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    There is a difference between fact and opinion. You cant argue fact. You have an opinion that a vaccine is the ONLY way we get out of this. I have an opinion that a treatment could also solve the problem.....with anecdotal evidence derived from the HIV Pandemic to back it up. BAMM. Dont...
  457. Derby

    San Diego Boats opening

    I'm right. Your wrong. Dont bother responding. WTF?
  458. Derby

    Long Range Sea Lion

    One less in CA
  459. Derby

    Ocean enhancement stamp?

    You have to actively select it.....at least I did. $51.02 is base price w/o enhancement.
  460. Derby

    need diagram help HX 5/2-MC raptor

    I have found that Avet is not very consistent with those washers. Some reels I have have more or less and others have added spacers. You just have to fiddle with it to get a decent drag curve. Opposing belleville washer will have more travel but less force. With just 4 I would start with ()()...
  461. Derby

    Acceptable sport boat scenario

    See for yourself. https://public.tableau.com/views/COVID-19PublicDashboard/Covid-19Public?:embed=y&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no
  462. Derby

    Stolen Boat Recovered

    At least you found it. That is rare.
  463. Derby

    another 23/26 Blackman build

    Looking good! Man, I wish I had the time, space and cash to do this. One day maybe. Is there a "rule of thumb" for depth of running gear on a ocean boat? I know in ski-boats it's pretty shallow. Just wondering what happens as you crest a large swell. Anyhow, keep at it. We love seeing this shit.
  464. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    I wouldnt buy a 40 size penn. 15-25 would be better YES, It's perfect for what we do around here.
  465. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    Charter specials work great. Calcutta or Luna. Lexa or Kamodo Avet, Penn, Shimano...they all work. Sxj, 30lb braid and 30' of 20-30lb mono. Yes it will work just fine. You keep bringing up swimbaits. It will work but baitcaster is easier to cast. 300 size is perfect.
  466. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    All add....if you really really want a new reel, buy one. Just saying it's usually the Indian not the arrow.
  467. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    Even if it's the smallest...an SXJ, it will work just fine. If your lucky, the bigger fish you will get up here will be 30lb. Not a problem. Braid line and a 30' mono topshot will kill anything up here sans a big seven gill or monster mud marlin. Even then a private boat and some patients you...
  468. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    Post a picture of the Avet you already have. Like I said earlier, I bet that is all you need with a little grease and new line. Baitcasters are great...for jigs and swimbaits. Cool to have one. But the Avet SX or MX that you have is all you need to get going.
  469. Derby

    For Sale 216 SEA FURY!

    I'd buy it to just to swap trailers if it was close. Safety wire bearing buddy cap is a cool trick. I hate loosing those things.
  470. Derby

    California SF Bay Halibut, Lingcod, Sturgeon, striped reel?

    That is all you need. FYI, it's a lever drag.
  471. Derby

    Tricks to use in a picky bite

    Sure Bite! 60% of the time it works all the time.
  472. Derby

    Stumped w/electrical issue. Help!

    Dont do that! If you have a multimeter and know how to use it, you should be able to SAFELY determine what is wrong.
  473. Derby

    Stumped w/electrical issue. Help!

    What do you mean by no response? You mean 0 ohms?
  474. Derby

    Livingston 14 Customization

    ...and tell Brian to take a nap
  475. Derby

    Livingston 14 Customization

    LUKE....I am your father!!!
  476. Derby

    Stumped w/electrical issue. Help!

    Oh and a 12v battery should be 12.7 VDC open circuit.
  477. Derby

    Stumped w/electrical issue. Help!

    If you have no continuity on a fuse that means it has blown.
  478. Derby

    Boaters protest this morning at shelter island?

    But that does not fit the "Deep State" narrative. People are arguing about recreational fishing rights for Christ's sake. Someone has to be responsible for the outrageous lack of FREEDOM!!! YOU MUST PICK A SIDE!!!!!
  479. Derby

    SOLD Cabo 216 1991 hull 2008 Yamaha

    Wheeeew....I was about to call you tomorrow. Barba-Lew rolls on another year. That was a deal too good to pass.
  480. Derby

    New electronics go to

    @Semperfifishing I guess I had a space in the orginal post https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/members/semperfifishing.136118/
  481. Derby

    New electronics go to

    Compare to Gil @ SemperfiFishing Never found a deal he could not beat. Drop ship, no sales tax to boot.
  482. Derby

    For Sale 1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    The only hole your'e going to prove is in the transom that sank the boat! No coming back from this!
  483. Derby

    "Hidden Pickle"

    You mean shrinkage.
  484. Derby

    "Hidden Pickle"

    the biscuits are biting ...or your favorite halibut spot in Morro Bay.
  485. Derby

    "Hidden Pickle"

    I would bring your own fleshlight though. Social distancing is important.
  486. Derby

    "Hidden Pickle"

    It could be worse......
  487. Derby

    "Hidden Pickle"

    It called Hidden for a reason!
  488. Derby

    Just for the halibut, please help!

    No spreader bar. Three way swivel or slider. 18-24" to 24-32oz lead. 16-22" to dodger. 36-48" to bait. If you held the rig up by main line, the weights should be right in the middle of your dodger. This help prevent tangles. Bait can be squid, croaker, anything really. Hoochies with 6"...
  489. Derby

    Maybe BS or maybe NOT........you be the judge...

    Google search image. Use URL to post image.
  490. Derby

    Maybe BS or maybe NOT........you be the judge...

    I guess it's not infection rate of virus. It's exposure rate based on distancing assuming the virus is R2.5. The math is a little funky. But it is a reasonable assumption.
  491. Derby

    Maybe BS or maybe NOT........you be the judge...

    I can see it...sort of It's a chart explaining infection rate (R0) for people that dont do math. It is legit.
  492. Derby

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    As stated....sounds like a leak!
  493. Derby

    Help with a 2x4 rod search.

    The only thing that makes them "better" is if you bought them years ago at or under MSRP. Now used go for 3-4X MSRP. I'd love to have one just to match the rest of the seekers I bought 10 years ago. I would gladly step second inline behind LaVida if the price was at least MSRP for a 9/10...
  494. Derby

    Southern Cali Yellowtail gear

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/daiwa-sealine-x-30-sha-for-sale.740046/ https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/seeker-6480.217563/ $300
  495. Derby

    Scottie Downrigger

    Assemble everything up to the nut. Then check function. That might help point to issue. I am pretty sure this issue happened to me the first time I reassembled.
  496. Derby

    Scottie Downrigger

    The center of the spool should be supported allowing the brake to seperate/lower reducing friction. Dont have mine in front of me, but I think the ramp plate might not be seated correctly in your assembly.
  497. Derby

    Scottie Downrigger

    When you pull the brake lever back does center of the brake lower and spool stay at same height.....this is better to check without the belt installed.
  498. Derby

    Scottie Downrigger

    You sure you got your assembly correct? Did it work before?
  499. Derby

    Dialing in Simrad Evo3 and Airmar B175HW

    Installation is usually the issue. Nothing in front of ducer on hull? If you have trim tabs, trim all the way to one side and the other....allowing for a bit to see if image comes in. This might tell you if strakes or hull bottom is making bubbles or turbulent flow over transducer Some times...
  500. Derby

    Komodo 364 SS free spool lags

    When spooling levelwinds, do not use the level wind feature. Lay even and smooth. Then first few casts go slow. Then your avg line used will be controlled and the rest buried nice and even. at least that's how I do it.
  501. Derby

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    See Ali's Bluefin Tips and Techniques on main page.
  502. Derby

    Throttle and gear selector cables, outboard Yamaha. Need help

    With current state of affairs, you have the time. You can do it. What do you think the Mobile Mechanic will do differently?
  503. Derby

    Throttle and gear selector cables, outboard Yamaha. Need help

    Tape the new set to the old and pull. Unless you jammed your conduit with other cables it is really not that hard. As for cable length....you can see if there is any writing on the current or go to Teleflex...now SeaStar and use the charts. Assuming you have time now, working on your own...
  504. Derby

    Simrad NSS12 EVO3 - Shutting Down

    Firmware Update. Tech Support will do nothing until you have the latest firmware. Then there is the obvious. Power or Grounding.
  505. Derby

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    Why don't we start a fund to pay for subsidized oil and gas, off-shore corporate taxes, billionaire income tax loop holes,...etc, etc, etc. Wait a minute, if we did that maybe we can use the money the government saves to pay off student kid debt and a non- capitalist health care system....and...
  506. Derby

    Shelter in place order until 4/19. Does that mean no more fishing?

    You think the Health Department cares about a group of recreational fishing organizations? They shut down all non essential business around the country....and most of the world! I want to go fishing just as much as the rest of us. Unfortunately not everyone is intelligent enough to...
  507. Derby

    Fishing or not during covid-19?

    Speak for yourself! Carp are fun to catch....and release. Who cares? its still fishing.
  508. Derby

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    Nice catch. Fun shit. At the end. Circles in the corner. If your not sure, ask a deckhand.
  509. Derby

    Boats out of the water, need to pick a transducer

    42 Californian? Buy a real sonar. For up and down 275LHW minimum.
  510. Derby

    Coronavirus testing in SD

    How does one know they have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed if they never test anyone? This is a flawed system. We need WHO tests ASAP for those who want to be tested. If you dont care, fuck it, just go fishing.
  511. Derby

    Snapped Antenna Help

    I almost forgot.... SHAME......SHAME.....
  512. Derby

    Snapped Antenna Help

    Channel Locks. If you need to grip the antena w/o damage wrap a rag around it or use a strap wrench. At the rate you are going though antennas, you might want to stick with plastic mounts and keep a spare. :p
  513. Derby

    COV-19

    Screw water and TP. I just hope I have enough soy and wasibi.
  514. Derby

    For Sale Factory Mercury Service Manual

    More people should own Factory Service Manuals for their motors. Pays for itself rather quickly. Good luck with sale.
  515. Derby

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Term Limits are the only hope for this Republic. No more "Stickin' it to the man" or " Suckin' the knob of Corporate Interests" for another four years in power. Shit, I wouldn't care if it was a 10 year limit for Congress and the Senate. Career Politicians are THE Problem. Power Corrupts.
  516. Derby

    TRADE Anybody want to trade a brick of 22LR for some hand sanitizer?

    That makes sense....at least the SPAM. Go for a swim for the other. Sand and Saltwater...the natural exfoliate.
  517. Derby

    empty store shelves

    Cheaper to buy some Brawny paper towels and a 4-pack of [email protected] IPA....isopropyl alcohol....and some 8% IPA brew.
  518. Derby

    empty store shelves

    It's Tequila! Poor over your hand into glass. Tequila and Pepto is all you need for any Apocalypse.
  519. Derby

    another 23/26 Blackman build

    For everyone....we need more photos! Good luck, looks like a fun project.
  520. Derby

    another 23/26 Blackman build

    Looks good...great. Did you glass in the bait tank before transom, stringers, shaft and rudder?
  521. Derby

    Baitwell Pumps: 120V vs 12V

    It's not the length. It's the lift that affects pumps more then anything. Fittings, line size/length, etc can affect flow but not as much a vertical lift.
  522. Derby

    Boat and baitwell sizes??

    Well looky here. We got us a looky-loo.
  523. Derby

    Boat and baitwell sizes??

    It would probably help if you mentioned your boat specifics and provided pictures. Offshore, Inshore, Bay/Harbor fishing? Vague questions get vague answers.
  524. Derby

    For Sale 1987 33 Crystaliner - Repowered and Fully Restored

    I'd fish it! Is there a ridge along the inboard edge of gunnel? The top view shows a good shadow on starboard side. Beautiful boat. If only........
  525. Derby

    Circle hooks on charter

    Only Moss Green or Dark colored braid is banned.
  526. Derby

    What model is this boat?

    There should be a hull ID on transom. That's were I'd start.
  527. Derby

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Adjust line guide so braid build up in the center of spool. Problem solved. I fish 300' deep with 20 and 25lb balls. Monterey Bay, CA. Using them out of the box I broke a spools every two years. The line and pressure was building up on the bottoms. Since adjusting line guide no problems...
  528. Derby

    SOLD ** SOLD** Classic 1996 Parker 1700 - fabulous condition

    This is how you sell a boat! Written details alone would convince me. Nicely done.
  529. Derby

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    More confusion. Read OP.. Does that sound like he is fishing with the HXJ?
  530. Derby

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    Sounds like some confusion. You're talking about using to control kite, not fishing off kite...correct?
  531. Derby

    The STRONGEST Leaders Are Stretchable Fluorocarbon! Knot Strength? Try The San Diego Jam!

    Is it over 30% or 17-30%? This is where you lose me.
  532. Derby

    Boat rewire project

    Color coding is for OEM. Great to figure out what is what. Rewire, not so much. Especially with the cost of wire. A label maker is better use of money.
  533. Derby

    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    When I started up a factory in Tongren, China, there were two TV channels that showed carp jack poling 24/7. Some in 10x100meter cement ponds. Really popular over there. Not my style,....but it's still fishing.
  534. Derby

    Boat rewire project

    Blue Sea knock off. I'd buy the real thing. Blue Sea 285 Surface Mount.
  535. Derby

    Boat rewire project

    Blue Seas
  536. Derby

    Boat rewire project

    Typically..... Bilge pump runs straight to battery off a float. You can have a "Manual" switch at dash. Breaker is used to power accessory panel. This gives you a means to shut off everything as well as protect the circuit. Cable should be sized according to run length, amps % drop for...
  537. Derby

    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    I should stayed at a Holiday Inn Congrats!
  538. Derby

    7th ANNUAL JRI CUSTOM LURES SUPER BOWL GRID IRON MATCH!!!

    Niners - 27 Chiefs - 24
  539. Derby

    Borrow a Lead melting pot?

    My original kettle/teapot had a wood handle. After a few pours it started to burn and I just made a new handle with a few coat hangers. CHEAP! and works perfect. I wouldn't trust vice grips with 30lbs molten lead.
  540. Derby

    Borrow a Lead melting pot?

    Wood splitter and sledgehammer. Melt in a goodwill tea kettle for easy pouring. 1/8oz to 20lb DR weights.
  541. Derby

    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    What do I win again? Trip to PEI or was it Panama?
  542. Derby

    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    ....and then, there were four remaining!!!!
  543. Derby

    Looking to start surf fishing - Gear Recommendations

    More important....you need to fish where the fish are...holes, troughs, rips, etc...basically the structure in the surf. Look up YouTube videos on how to read the surf. There is one dude back east with a 3 part series that is easy to understand. 8-10lb mono should be all you need. 20lb braid...
  544. Derby

    Thoughts on re-gifting

    Let's see the camera shots when they come get their gift.
  545. Derby

    Looking to start surf fishing - Gear Recommendations

    I go cheap. A sandbox is no place for a fancy reel. What's on sale at LTS? Salmon/Steelhead rod 8'6" MH. I see no reason to spend more then $100 for everything you need.
  546. Derby

    Non MC Raptors - Status?

    Maybe they are special order. Ask your local shop that deals Avet.
  547. Derby

    Any of you guys know the story behind this salvage?

    That was pretty cool. Worth the effort? Who knows. It's not an $85K boat now. That is for sure!!!
  548. Derby

    Bluetooth Audio recommendation

    Those new UTV/golf cart soundbars are what I am looking into. It would clamp on to my top easy peasy. Just need to find one with a weather resistant power connection....and a decent price.
  549. Derby

    Ahi Assault Diamond Jig Glow lost it's glow?

    You can buy glow tape as well.
  550. Derby

    Battery set-up

    Don't forget, electrons make a round trip. A 14' run is a 28' circuit length. GenuineDealz.com is best/cheapest place to buy wire/cable.
  551. Derby

    We Put Our Dog Down Today

    I know how you feel. I have to do the same in a few days. Osteosarcoma in humerus and scapula. 9 years young. Fuck Cancer! RIP Harvey!!
  552. Derby

    spooling line

    I have a winder. A lot of guys use other reels to set tension(drag). Penn has a new manual spool holder that has a drag...or home made with threaded rod and tennis balls. Then you would wind using the reel and your other hand to guide.
  553. Derby

    spooling line

    I dont use the reels level wind feature spooling. Level wind usually doesn't fill the edges or, in your case, could be uneven. A few easy casts will even up the top of the spool. Then you can let her rip.
  554. Derby

    Livingston 14 Customization

    Why soap and water between 80 and 120grit? Just keep sanding.
  555. Derby

    Quick change clip

    I guess my point is, if it says 175lbs it shouldn't bend at 60lbs.
  556. Derby

    Quick change clip

    Same here. I dont know if I would use with big fish. Stonger knots are pretty fast to tie. Small fish no problem.
  557. Derby

    Casting question would like advice

    Practice. Practice. Practice. Wind direction is a good mention as well and something to keep in mind.
  558. Derby

    No harness Lugs let’s see what you do

    This is what I would do, except wrap around reel and rod to make an X top and bottom.
  559. Derby

    125/172/499 run on sunday 9/22

    There could have been anything under. With Auto Depth you will never know.
  560. Derby

    125/172/499 run on sunday 9/22

    What transducer do you have? If a standard, non CHIRP, it's best to run both 50 and 200. Hard to say if it was fish or bait or....most likely bait with fish on top. Next time set depth to manual 200' or even 300'.
  561. Derby

    Tackle HQ in Australia.....

    My only issue was USPS lost the package twice. Vendor shipped second free of charge but as I said USPS lost it. That is the weak link.
  562. Derby

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I cant read through all of this speculation and supposition anymore. I stop here at your post LARMO! FUCK YOU! You have no idea what went on and when. To blame the Captain and Crew for not trying is complete BULLSHIT!!! YOU WERE NOT THERE!!!!! STOP TRYING TO RATIONALIZE OR PUT YOURSELF IN...
  563. Derby

    Prop shaft noise

    Best way to fix....get the specs from your Factory Service Manual. I know. Beating a dead horse. But it is still the best investment for an outboard. Carry on.
  564. Derby

    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    Not like I got a lot riding on it. Of course I'm gonna pick the home team. Only way left is up for Niners.
  565. Derby

    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    I think the Chiefs and Browns have a better chance....... But I have to stick with the San Francisco 49ers!
  566. Derby

    New official world record Redbanded rockfish

    Like a 100 year old fish should. Kidding aside. Thats awesome. 17lbs...damn! What was the old record?
  567. Derby

    Sea Ox & OMC Sea Drive Questions

    Looks great. Those trailer guide steps may be more useful on the stern.
  568. Derby

    Need to dispose of old fuel

    My local county disposal spot said I could make an appointment and drop three off at a time. 5 gallon buckets with lids. They also said I could keep coming back that day if I told them how many times. I was going to load all 12 5 gallon buckets in my neighbors truck and park it around the...
  569. Derby

    Sub 250gm Flat fall rigging question

    You have to get bit before you worry about getting bit off.
  570. Derby

    Sub 250gm Flat fall rigging question

    Take all the hooks you took off your pile of 250gm flatfalls and put them on the 80-160gm ones you just bought. Or just put a big ass treble hook on them. Straight tie to your 40-50lb stick.
  571. Derby

    The Physics of Distance Casting

    But da internat sed.....you need a blue rod with a silver reel that has a 16 or 20 on full of 8 strand basket weave yarn. Seriously it doesnt matter. The key to casting is practice. Guys with 2-speed lever drags can out cast guys with tricked out 6500. Yup, Indian/Arrow conundrum.
  572. Derby

    Your favorite way to prepare yellowfiIn?

    Way better day after. But seared, poki and toro sashimi are highlights
  573. Derby

    Battery set-up

    The last one will work. But combining good with bad is always bad. The first setup allows you to select which battery for which engine. It is the safer setup. The last one will work in most scenarios but the one I posted is the ideal. All the red in the schematic is just the circuit. You do...
  574. Derby

    Battery set-up

    https://www.bluesea.com/resources/170/Battery_Management_Wiring_Schematics_for_Typical_Applications
  575. Derby

    Does this sound normal to you? (Yamaha lower unit)

    How does the impeller get water on the flush hose? Pretty sure you need muffs if you want to run the motor. Pretty damn sure! Probably just your water pump that needs a rebuild. That was the sound of idle, out of gear or in gear. The gear shaft is always turning. Putting it in gear, FWD or...
  576. Derby

    For Sale Custom Made Fishing Rod Racks!

    You should try putting the "hook" on both of the ceiling mount pieces. Then you can get them closer and alternate butt to tip. Also makes them easier to remove and put back. They look nice. Good job.
  577. Derby

    Left handed reel question

    Unless you are right handed and think switching hands is stupid. Some people, like myself, think the rod should be in the dominate hand. We aint sitting in a fighting chair cranking away shackled up to a rod anymore. That would be the only reason to want a RH reel if you are right handed. But...
  578. Derby

    Success Sportfishing with 5 Super cow BFT's..

    Stealhead/Bisquit slip float...albeit a large one.
  579. Derby

    Dumping BlueFin Carcasses Huntington Harbor

    Sounds like they need a wood chipper. Brrrrrrrrrruuurrrramp! And some good wax on your gel coat. Instant chum for mackerel though. Solutions, not problems guys!!!
  580. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    Mark Twain said it best...."The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" Sounds like you had action and opportunity. A good party boat trip.
  581. Derby

    For The Avet Team

    NO! Sorry, I couldnt resist. Answer is still No!
  582. Derby

    First 30+ inch Speckled Trout

    Blessed!
  583. Derby

    Sunday August 4

    Even got some shut eye. Not too shabby.
  584. Derby

    Spray paint for old irons?

    Surfaceiron.com for your ring kit. They have everything you need except the torch. I just use any rattle can enamel. Go to Home Depot or Ace and pick a color and some 220 sand paper. Dont spray it all in one coat. Works great and easy....same with the rings.
  585. Derby

    The Four B's at San Clemente Island / Saturday 8/3 Report

    3/0 66's It's all in the video on main page....even how he works it and when. Lots of good info.
  586. Derby

    The Four B's at San Clemente Island / Saturday 8/3 Report

    Go to main page and watch his video on stickbaits and BFT.
  587. Derby

    The Four B's at San Clemente Island / Saturday 8/3 Report

    That's that fresh water subwalker you talked about before with no action that only a bluefin would love? I have a few that never work. Maybe I try on next foamer I see. Awesome!
  588. Derby

    Ancor Marine Wire - where to buy?

    X100 It's just the best place for Tinned Marine Wire/Cable.
  589. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    That's a report...but the wrong report. We want to hear your SF party boat experience.
  590. Derby

    Your Knot Lucky

    Trilene or Jam not for artificials. But nothing beats the Spangler for bait. Teeny, tiny knot that is very, very strong.
  591. Derby

    WTB: Lowrance HST-DFSBL and NMEA 2000

    I have an older Lowrance transducer. You can have it if it is the right type. PM me later around 5pm as a reminder and I look at it. It's in teh garage. You might not be able to use NMEA2000. It might be NMEA0183. If that is the case, the wires are usually bundled in the power cord. Look up...
  592. Derby

    My son’s 1st ever Marlin and it’s local

    SO BAD ASS!!!! Nothing like preparing for, looking for and capturing your target species....Marlin! Awesome!
  593. Derby

    Your Knot Lucky

    You dont fix it...like your dependable Toyota Corrolla. But if someone offers you a McLaran to rip up the coastline you use it.
  594. Derby

    Your Knot Lucky

    Trip.....I have been doing that forever. Just called it my version of sorta-double improved cinch. It's basically the same as an improved cinch with two passes though eye.
  595. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    I dont fish party boats up here. But know a lot of people who do....if memory serves...Cal Dawn is more of a Bay boat like the other guys have said. Stipers and butts if they go outside it's for rockfish/lings. Dont hold me to that. Call and ask. If you want salmon there are boats that do that...
  596. Derby

    How much bait do I need?

    I think you're really asking how big of a bait tank you should buy and install. The answer would be the biggest one you can fit. The bigger you go you should consider using a split tank or dual tanks depending on space and layout. 4 guys and a split 120 gallon tank would be good. More is...
  597. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    Different weights or depths from stern to bow. They do it just fine. Boats out of Monterey are moochers for salmon.... SF, trollers. It's impressive how they manage, but they do and have been for a long time. Hope the salmon bites when you're up. Nothing better and you can get butts anywhere...
  598. Derby

    Keeping Dungeness Crab Alive

    Seawater wet towel in a cooler over the crab. NO WATER. Maybe a bag of ice in the corner. That will give you 12hours or more.
  599. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    2lb balls. I doubt you will rockfish unless they say rockfish trip. A lot of guys are using Fish Laser releases as well...in lieu of standard dog whistle. Then straight bait or add a triangle spinner.
  600. Derby

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    I fish salmon with 50lb braid and a 10-15yd topshot of 30lb mono. Leaders all 30-50lb. Rod for trolling balls would be a 270 or 270H type. Avet SX or MX. You dont need a line counter. 1' pulls are enough. Salmon are usually not deeper then 50' with a lot coming shallower. Prettty sure deckhands...
  601. Derby

    Are older Avet’s generally smoother?

    I can think of a lot of things. Mechanical devices wear. Sometimes they wear in. Sometimes they wear out. It just depends on the device. We should all go fishing more often!
  602. Derby

    Are older Avet’s generally smoother?

    Could be gears smoothed out over time. Could be the gear tolerances tightened or stacked up in the wrong direction. I have a newer SX that is "rougher" feeling then all my older ones. But I have yet to tear it apart and give it a proper lube job. They are built by humans. So anything can...
  603. Derby

    Good Luck Rituals

    Sure Bite gets em everytime.
  604. Derby

    Which International for SF Bay King Salmon?

    Jigmaster. I cant tell if this is serious. But a jigmaster would work just fine...seriously.
  605. Derby

    megabait

    depends on the hooks and target species. I believe Meltons was brazing tuna hooks on them in the past and selling.
  606. Derby

    Split rings and pliers

    Zero struggle here.... https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-5-standard-split-ring-pliers
  607. Derby

    Split rings and pliers

    i bought a pair of Texas Tackle ones. Snapped into peices first try on a #8 Owner ring. I use the $8 Bass Pro ones and they work great up to #10. Even the cheapo Daneilsons work up to size 8. For rings, the 120lb #8 work for most thing. I did have one go oval after two fish on 50lb string.
  608. Derby

    Boston whaler 32 stuffed on jetty marina del Rey

    Hope his old man is a television repair man.
  609. Derby

    For Sale 73 Radon 18’x8’ - Tank (glass over ply) - Santa Cruz

    I'm glad it sold. I was about to do something I shouldn't have had it lasted till the weekend. Killer boat.
  610. Derby

    Torium 20 potential 50# reel?

    If that's what you got. Fish it. No sense dropping down to 30 or 40 if they'll bite 50. I had zero issues and will use it again. Disclaimer, I'm not using for bait. Long soak could put you in trouble. But casts with snipers or stickbaits go for it. Unless you get into fish in the mid...
  611. Derby

    Torium 20 potential 50# reel?

    I killed a few 80lbers with a 6480H and Torium20HG using 50lb Big Game and 65 Izor. I did a lot of palming the spool. But it worked just fine.
  612. Derby

    WTB Looking for Shimano jigs

    How many lures/jigs do I have to give up for $400? Starting bid....5....and they all have upgraded hooks. So, your saving there too! Pro tip....P-Line Laser Minnows and OG Megabaits work too! There are a ton of stickbaits and fall-flat jigs out there too. Dont be a sucker for the Shimano...
  613. Derby

    trollmaster installation Q: connect to power under cowling?

    There are other places too. It does not have to be at the battery cables.
  614. Derby

    WTB Super Seeker rods (NorCal 94085 zip code)

    Fishermans Warehouse has some old new stock....but not much. They do have all the new stuff.
  615. Derby

    trollmaster installation Q: connect to power under cowling?

    Dont splice. Put another lug under or over the existing. You are correct, no need for another set of wires.
  616. Derby

    Advice needed: setting up a small boat with 2 downriggers

    Unless your fishing 100' plus deep, you dont need downriggers. Less hassle, That's why.
  617. Derby

    Advice needed: setting up a small boat with 2 downriggers

    You can by some hapalon and weld/glue on another cross board. it is really easy...like a inner-tube repair. My buddy made a seat out of 2" pvc. Once inflated it is rock solid. That would be a good mount. Or just mount on the other side of seat and have your buddy sit on a tube. Worst case...
  618. Derby

    Benmar 21 course setter

    Not sure you could. It uses a lightbulb and a cylinder with graduating dark lines. I had one. It was just as described, a course setter. It would maintain the set amount of light that the graduated lines let past. Only thing you could do was reset heading to match compass. At least that's...
  619. Derby

    Micro Bait Jig

    Tiny megabait, split ring, swivel and assist hook.
  620. Derby

    Fish Processing, Night Arrivals @ Landing?

    Mario's will take it as long as the restaurant is still open.
  621. Derby

    For Sale Shamrock 200 WA

    Cant believe that took so long. That is a NICE boat. New owner should be stoked!
  622. Derby

    Max out charging system to charge TM batts on the water?

    Isnt that the same as this... I suppose if you draw down your trolling batteries low enough to open the relay.....but if not, they should be pulling everything the motor has left. I dont know.
  623. Derby

    Prayers needed - Been very ill the last 17 mos

    I have been to the depths of despair before. Everyone and every experience is different, however, a lot of the psychological symptoms sound all too familiar. All I can say is keep moving forward. Do not focus on the past or present. Always forward! Hope you all the best. Quit the weights...
  624. Derby

    WTB Seeker Hercules

    I'll take an SHS-70H in LB red.
  625. Derby

    24' boat to Catalina

    More people in that boat would be worse. Dig the bow and the boat is sunk. Without knowing who the skipper is and his experience with all the things mentioned on this thread and the type of boat I would probably not go. Does it even have a VHF radio? Doesn't look like it. Take the ferry.
  626. Derby

    24' boat to Catalina

    Definitely ask where the emergency raft is! Seriously...it could work just fine. As stated, it all comes down to the skipper. How many people does he plan on taking?
  627. Derby

    24' boat to Catalina

    Kidding aside, you really should ask where all the safety shit is if he doesn't tell you. 24' in working order will be fine.
  628. Derby

    24' boat to Catalina

    If he doesn't give you a safety speach, ask for a life vest, a flare, how to change VHF to channel 16 and pray...or take the ferry and meet him there.
  629. Derby

    Fishing options in Kauai??

    If you can swing 4 guys. Ask to fish shibi at the FAD with the coin jig. We got 15-20 on light tackle. It was a blast. Also got a few ahi on the troll.
  630. Derby

    Fishing options in Kauai??

    I have more fun shore fishing. Go to local supermarket. Buy a cheap spinner some jigs and grubs and a water bobber or two. You catch all kinds. When done, find a kid and give him the rod.
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    Avet went overboard

    Put it in a bucket of fresh water with drag tight. Gather a philips screw driver and some grease and oil. Go to alantani.com Find Avet teardown. Follow along and you're done. You can purge the bearings pretty easily. Remove seals, de-grease, compressed air dry and re-pack. Or buy one of...
  632. Derby

    Ringed Hook vs Perfection Loop

    Ringed These guys didnt mind a ring and spangler knot. They loved the hot baits and a little surebite.
  633. Derby

    shears to cut braid?

    I missed this....I have never seen a channel lock quality cutter get damaged from braid. It's usually people trying to cut rings or hooks or any other item harder then the cutter edge. Rust will also diminish the effectiveness of cutters. Touch up with a file or stone and back to normal.
  634. Derby

    shears to cut braid?

    I buy a new pair every year. I've tried scissors but I always lose them or they get rusty and don't work. You can also sharpen cutters, if you know how. Not that hard. To each there own. Less tools the better IMHO.
  635. Derby

    shears to cut braid?

    Channel Lock side cutters. They work just fine for both mono, fluoro and braid. Just don't try and cut metal with them and they will last longer.
  636. Derby

    Flesh eating bacteria on the rise

    Glad you are OK, but, I would not recommend waiting next time. I wouldnt. Hibiclens and soft tooth brush and soft hand brush come with me on every trip. Scrub cuts and hands every night.
  637. Derby

    Learn more/catch more

    8=D~O
  638. Derby

    Fishing options in Kauai??

    ...Decades! Cpt Jude on Big Ta Do is usually super cool. I tell them I have 15 people with me on holiday and walked away with 3 shibi. There was another guy that fished a smaller operation and kept most of his fish. Try the Search function.... Nawiliwili
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    Learn more/catch more

    Wait a second. This is the exact same post with all replies deleted. Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten a notification of Bingham's post. BD is cleaning up for someone. You guys might want to remember to delete the subscribers too next time. Then, it appears like a new post.
  640. Derby

    Learn more/catch more

    Faulker went back to first post again too. This is a blatant promo/advertisement for Dave Hansen. That's lame the other post was deleted and this starts all over again. I said more power to Dave for being able to fish for a living. Still feel the same, but this is lame!!!
  641. Derby

    2005 Yamaha 115 4 stroke won't restart after running

    https://www.yamahapubs.com/results.php?cat-id=4&year=2005&model=F115TXRD&lang=en Best $89 you will ever spend! ....and dont skimp and buy a Seloc. Get the one for your exact motor!
  642. Derby

    2005 Yamaha 115 4 stroke won't restart after running

    They are suggesting a temperature issue in the ignition system. Which is possible. The problem is it is intermittent. The only way to solve those is the systematic approach in the manual....or throw a bunch of parts at it and hope one sticks. There is also a spec for spark. Usually 7/16" gap...
  643. Derby

    2005 Yamaha 115 4 stroke won't restart after running

    Even if someone had same symptom, it can be a different problem. A Factory Service Manual will be your fastest and cheapest way to diagnose the root cause.
  644. Derby

    SOLD 2 day trip Tribute $300.00

    Condolences.
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    Tranx 500 PG - is there a way to up the gears/ratio easily?

    Wouldnt making handle longer slow down the retrieve? RPM at drive is what's going to change retrieve rate. Making it longer will increase torque but youd have to turn same speed. Smaller would make it easier to go faster. Maybe I'm missing something. Oh, you're saying get the HG and longer...
  646. Derby

    Any New Tern Models Coming Out?

    When can I get a 500NX Lefty? Even better a 600NX Lefty? Thanks. Glad I waited....but dont want to be still waiting.
  647. Derby

    Trailer Bunk Configuration

    I would think the bunks should be spaced to line up with stringers and miss any strakes. I dont know Bertram, maybe you did. My boat, the keel support and rollers is only to prevent keel from touching cross bars on trailer loading and unloading.
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    Seaforth Landing....RV Parking

    Ofcourse I plan on calling the landing. I am asking if anyone has actually done it. Homeless are going to pillage cars and trucks just as much as an RV....and where arnt there a lot of homeless people. Any dumpster with a lot of traffic is going to have homeless people.
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    Seaforth Landing....RV Parking

    Anyone ever take RV and park at Seaforth? Seems you could park on frontage road if lot full. I got a large group coming and one guy has an RV that can take us all. 4day Charter....wondering if street parking is limited to 72 hours. Thanks.
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    Question about hollow core spectra

    What knot are you using? Alberto/Reverse Albright, RP and FG are all slim knots. The only issue I have with FG is using a shorter topshot of 30' or so. The length of the knot can cause hangups when bait is hauling ass. I changed my all my bait rigs back to Alberto because the shorter length...
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    Wrap or Paint which is it

    How long is that supposed to last? Hopefully more then half as long as paint.
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    Opinions on my 30lb setup for casting?

    Buy a star drag or just practice more. 50-100yds of mono would help too. Even lay of line while reeling in is crucial as well. I wouldn't use bait position and adjust drag for casting. That would give you who knows what drag when fighting fish.
  653. Derby

    Crew Members Fishing

    I did not read the whole 5 pages. Hooking a fish can be the difference on whether or not the school stays with the boat. With these bluefin, the skippers are trying to get setup for the long soak. Letting the fish get comfortable with the boat, "Established". One of those jig fish could have...
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    Gear for Fishing Monterey

    Guess I missed the rest of your post I quoted....you are on the money!
  655. Derby

    Gear for Fishing Monterey

    Too big. I fish Monterey Bay the majority of time. A good 20lb outfit is all you need. Most fishing is inside 20fm, so no need for more then 4-5oz lead. That works great on a budget. I primarily use Avet SX. 50lb braid and 10yds mono. Salmon, halibut, seabass, lings and rock fish. An SX...
  656. Derby

    Sportsmen's Seafood aka Mario's Fish Processing still in business

    I just used Mario's for a few fish. Stop by before you head out. Let them know when you're coming in and what boat. I told them I had a long drive. They blasted the packages to get them colder but not frozen. I did not ask for it, but it was a great idea and attention to detail. Also, I was...
  657. Derby

    sticky raptor

    Cut off 10-12 pulls.
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    Shop Closing

    I go there too. They each have some things the other does not. More shops, more better.
  659. Derby

    Pacific Voyager Two Day 6/25-27.

    Nah, I got lucky. That jig pic is after one fish. I got him on the second gill inside. If you look closely, I was 1mm away from getting bit off. The way I look at it, if I did get bit off, at least I threw a punch that connected.
  660. Derby

    Pacific Voyager Two Day 6/25-27.

    No. I tried the big rig even with smaller jigs. Nothing. I got bonked 3 times with a single 7/0 hook on same jig. Switched to big ass treble and game on! 50lb straight mono. It's fishing, win some, lose some! Whatever it takes to get bit.
  661. Derby

    Pacific Voyager Two Day 6/25-27.

    Come on now....everyone thought I was crazy with such a big hook on a little jig. Even Kozi gave me the "You never know" shrug after I set it up. Second fish..."Maybe it's the action?" Good times regardless!!!
  662. Derby

    6" Deck Boots

    I just scrubbed the blood and deoderized my Xtrtuff ankle boots. Seems they are wearing on the sole due to foot alignment and how I walk. I bet I get one more year before having to replace them. That's a little shorter lifespan then my old originals. But I still think it's worth the comfort...
  663. Derby

    Shop Closing

    That sucks. It's always nice to have options when down there. A lot of people, myself included, do not have a local shop with everything needed to fish SD.
  664. Derby

    the accurate tern!

    Is there any way to modify for a dog?
  665. Derby

    Tackle Store in Japan... What to buy?

    The Captain! He was always a great read. Why no more Capt G on BD?
  666. Derby

    Tackle Store in Japan... What to buy?

    May sound obvious, but just buy shit you can only get there. Non fishing if I was in Japan I'd get a nice Seiko Kinetic Diver watch. The Japanese movements last a lifetime and you'll never need a battery.