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  1. bajachild

    For Sale POLK duck boat

    1987 Bob Polk duck boat. Custom built. Fiberglass. Very few made. Original owner. This is one of his last models built. 14’ with a Yamaha 50hp jet drive. Hull is tunneled. Stick steering. Runs in about 3” of water. Used a few years in Mexico when new to hunt the Rio Hardy. Area dried up and...
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    Head on a swivel

    Almost lost my parents today. They’re at Newport Dunes for a month. He goes out on his 19’ Arima about 4x per week. He was drifting between the Newport and Balboa piers about 1/2 miles off shore. He said a 40’ or so yacht style boat powered up the coast on a collision course with him. Said he...
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    Hooked a Marlin under a paddy

    Headed to top of Cat from SP bait. About halfway stopped on a paddy. Threw iron and sent out a sardine. Got picked up by this guy on the bait. Fight lasted about 4 minutes then popped. Good stuff.
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    How much for a custom wrap?

    I’ve taken a few blanks to a friend who’s now back to building rods. An 8’ and a 7’. I’ve seen his work and it’s great. It’s not his main source of income. Just a “hobby.” My question is how much do I pay him per rod? I bought the blanks. He’s not going super crazy with a ton of custom patterns...
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    Truth/Seigler reels

    Does anyone have any experience with these reels? They look sharp. Seem to get good reviews. American made. They’ve got a star drag, too. I’d like to try something besides Avet and shimano. Won’t touch an accurate. So don’t bother. Thanks for any input.
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    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    Saw them motoring down past Two Harbors. Must be running the engines and systems.
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    need prop for late 80s merc. 9.9

    had to torch the old one off. anyone got ideas where to get my hands on one. the boat guy wants about $80, but thats a little steep. thanks, mike.