Search results

  1. G

    Security suggestions

    The Ring battery lasts about three months befor you have to recharge it, however, they also have a solar powered version that would eliminate the recharging issue. If you have good enough wifi, that might work for you.
  2. G


    I hope you're not suggesting that, because of her age and health status, that it was okay for her to die from COVID-19.
  3. G

    Wishing You and Yours a Happy New Year!!!

    To everyone out there: Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year, filled with tight lines and the new personal best you're set on getting
  4. G

    Wholesale Marine Hardware Store Auction in San Pedro (online)

    Ran across a wholesale Marine Hardware Store being sold at auction (online bidding). Begins closing tomorrow 8/18/20 at 11 AM. Thought I would pass it along.
  5. G

    Still waiting for my reel back from service since April

    ??? Tracking number shows that it was delivered on 5/1 at 11:01 am, received by Allison.
  6. G

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hey Jason! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!
  7. G

    75-foot Wave 20 miles off Norcal Coast

    You may have to reinforce the transom for the bracket you're going to need for the 40 Yamaha 425s you're going to want to have. Don't be like some and underpower. Penny wise and pound foolish. Going up the face requires a lot of HP. And yes, with those engines, you need a permit to tow your boat...
  8. G

    75-foot Wave 20 miles off Norcal Coast

    Location was way north, but still, only 20 miles offshore. Average wave height at the time was 43 feet! Like they say, always pay attention to the weather.
  9. G

    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    Lived on my boat (42') for two years. It's not for everyone. Here are some things to consider. It's great in the summer! Yes, it's cheaper, but your boat is going to be depreciating while your house is appreciating, so you're building equity in a depreciating asset. Depending where you're...
  10. G

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Not questioning your experience in the above cases. However, you did not respond to my point about filing before the owner and/or insurance company had the opportunity to go into federal court to attempt to limit damages (under maritime law) to the current value of the Conception ($Zero), as...
  11. G

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Larmo: I notice that you don't mention any experience in maritime law. Had you that experience, you would have mentioned in your posts that under maritime law, the vessel owner can go into federal court, file suit and thereby attempt to severely limit financial liability, which is precisely what...
  12. G

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    There was an escape hatch above one of the top bunks at the stern. It pushed straight up and went into the aft part of the galley. Whether the entire galley was already in flames, making the hatch unusable, is unknown.
  13. G

    Boston whaler 32 stuffed on jetty marina del Rey

    That's a clean hit. Did he/she not notice that the breakwater and jetty navigation lights were both on their port side? Hope no one was seriously hurt. Fire Department report said all on board had walked away from the boat by the time they arrived. Could have easily been tossed from the boat...
  14. G

    24' boat to Catalina

    Funny thing about the Catalina Channel: Sometimes it dead flat. I used to take my 20-footer across it many times without any problems, but it wasn't an open bow like the one you're talking about, let alone, with no deadrise. Key was to pick the day carefully and don't be out there in the...
  15. G

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    Is it hard to drive on the freeway with your boat is attached to the front of your SUV? Do you have to reverse turn signals when changing lanes or can you have the trailer guy set up your trailer so you don't have to do that?
  16. G

    Reel repair in or near SFV

    Bob Sands. I'll third it.
  17. G

    Who's looking for a new to them boat?

    Always enjoy the stupid questions people ask on Hull Truth. I was about to add: "I see it's got twin inboards. Not really a fan of those motors. Are they easily removed? Do you think I could replace 'em with quad Yamaha 425's or are they too heavy? What prop should I use? What do you think the...
  18. G

    Who's looking for a new to them boat?

    Lost of questions. Rod holders? Does it come with a Frigid-Rigid cooler? How big? I see it holds 20,000 gallons of gas. Is that 91 or can I get by with 87 and do you know a cheap place to fill her up? Can I expect to get about 2 nm/gal or is it closer to 1.5? Does it come with a trailer? If so...
  19. G

    Tulum Charter Recommendations?

    Thanks guys for the help. It's truly appreciated.
  20. G

    Tulum Charter Recommendations?

    Chuck, Thanks a lot for the information, especially how to find the captain. We really appreciate it!
  21. G

    Tulum Charter Recommendations?

    Hi. My son is getting married this September in Tulum, MX, so everyone's going down there a week before the ceremony. Last night, he said, "Dad, let's just the two of us go fishing together while we're down there before the wedding." Sounds like a plan to me! I know nothing about the area...
  22. G

    A Happy Passover!

    Back in the day, the gefilte were plentiful. I've been told you could catch limits, standing on Santa Monica pier, but those days are long gone. Then, later, they went further out, which meant an overnight or 1.5 day trip. Later still, cow gefiltes became the target of long range, 14-day trips...
  23. G

    This gets funnier and funnier

    Sirocco was Errol Flynn's boat.
  24. G

    Renting a boat and running to Cat no prior experience?

    Is this a serious post? First, no sane person is going to rent their boat to someone who has no experience and is crossing the Catalina channel. They're not even going to let you take it out of the harbor and rightfully so. There's too much you don't know and that can get you in a bunch of...
  25. G

    Hotel close by UCLA

    They have multiple locations including one on the UCLA campus in the medical buildings just south of the hospital.
  26. G

    Hotel close by UCLA

    You may want to look into the Good Nite Inn (used to be called Azul Inn) on Santa Monica Blvd. It's about $130 per night. Basic motel. Looks pretty clean from the outside. Haven't stayed there. I've lived near UCLA for a long time, so I've passed by it many, many times. It's about 1/4 mile east...
  27. G

    Hotel close by UCLA

    Not that many choices in Westwood. Pricey. W Hotel is about four blocks from UCLA Clinics. Runs about $300/night. Klimpton Hotel Palomar, roughly a mile from the hospital/clinics runs $225. What price range are you looking for? I wish you well.
  28. G

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    You mean the mythical fish the old timers I hear talk about?
  29. G

    For Sale 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet S

    Was cruising behind one the other day. Nice, clean wake. Should be good for trolling. Nice car. Had a 911. Really enjoyed it. GLWS!
  30. G

    Don’t fish the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker read below.

    Before you blame the boat, did anyone else get sick? Could you have gotten food poisoning anyplace else? Not meaning to put you down, so please take this in the humorous sense it's given, "shit happens."
  31. G

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Well compensated doesn't mean that much to the passenger that was killed.
  32. G

    Fastest boat in the fleet?

    Cats are more fuel efficient than mono, but jet engines are really, really expensive in comparison to diesels. Maintenance cost is really, really high. Both work against trying to eek out a profit. Also, on large cats, the deck heights tend to be higher off the water.
  33. G

    Somebody is in big trouble!

    Hope no one was standing on the bow of the Cotunav vessel
  34. G

    Kayaker vs. Boat

    Actually, I would remind you that even the Coast Guard tragically hit another vessel . . . in San Diego.
  35. G

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hey, Jason. Great news!!!
  36. G

    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    Reading about Santa Monica pier reminded me about how much fun it was to board the boat from the pier when there was a big swell..Same goes for getting off the boat and back onto the pier. On the plus side, back then there were fish in that part of the bay, even lobster!
  37. G

    Pacific Quest is on the rocks

    I could be wrong, but I think that's rock outcropping. Here's topographic map.
  38. G

    Pacific Quest is on the rocks

    Check out the bottom topography the Pacific Quest went over before reaching the rocks on the beach.
  39. G

    Restore My Faith In Humanity? Helping the Carly Rose 7-28-18

    Props for doing the right thing. I completely agree with you. It was quite disturbing to see all the boats (sporties and privates) doing nothing. Captains of sporties are all licensed. As such, they know they are supposed to monitor channel 16 and render assistance, as appropriate. In general...
  40. G

    Adding a trolling motor to grandbanks eastbay 38'

    Why not consider a sea anchor to slow your trolling speed? Attach it at the mid-cleat and then attach the tagline to the stern cleat, which will keep it from tangling in your running rear. Simple. Cheap. No installation issues. No fuel issue. No autopilot issue. No need for a bracket. Probably...
  41. G

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Given its length, the Marlin are within walking distance even when you're still tied up at the dock.
  42. G


    "I was reading in BD that this guy I'll call him BLAH,BLAH was a good skipper he was first offered to me.So I called back and said give me BLAH BLAH." Please consider. If you don't provide a name, you'll be letting someone else make a similar mistake. They'll read the same review and think, "Oh...
  43. G

    Davies Ramp Question

    If no debit card, buy a Visa/MC at a market and just put a small dollar amount on it.
  44. G

    1960s Glasspar Seafair Sedan

    If it's from the 60's, it probably does not have a HIN. HINs weren't required until 1972.
  45. G

    Could have been bad

    Your daughter may not want to be following that guy in the future.
  46. G

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Hi Jason. No, I'm not on a transplant list. I went to the orientation for my brother, who had a double lung transplant 14 years ago. With all the meds he's taken over the years, he developed kidney disease. Given the waiting list length of time and his kidney function, his doctors wanted to act...
  47. G

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Kinda confused by the topic headline. I went to a kidney transplant orientation about 6 months ago at UCLA. At the orientation they mentioned the wait time and said that while the waiting time is long in Southern California, it is much shorter elsewhere. They specifically mentioned UC Davis...
  48. G

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Most construction projects in San Diego have a liquidated damages clause which charges $500 or more per day for each day a project is not substantially completed, so not completing the job on time costs the contractor money. However, if the lack of completion is due to unforeseen conditions...
  49. G

    Opinions on Thresher boats

    Brandon, just an observation. Each time you repeat "and are built to the highest standards using the best materials," to me, you lose a little bit of credibility. The best materials and the highest standards cost money to obtain. Your price point, is inconsistent with the "highest" and "best."...
  50. G

    Big Fish Transport -Mike Morris

    Mike, you're in my prayers. My brother had a double lung transplant at UCLA. That was 14 years ago and he's going strong. Great doctors. Great nurses. Great team. Great Hospital. Wish you the best.
  51. G

    Trip scheduled changed - what are my rights?

    Depending on the cost of the trip, the 3.5% could be in the range from $100 to $125+. If, while you were on deck fishing, someone took it from your wallet, you probably wouldn't say "Oh well. It's just fishing."
  52. G

    Boat crash. Yikes! Jump!!

    The owner of the Bayliner is said to be 75. He said he couldn't see over the console and was using his cell phone at the time of the accident. Great combination!
  53. G

    Autopilot stupidity

    The owner of the Bayliner (yes, I know) was 75 and said that "I couldn't see over the console." Oh, OK then. No problem.
  54. G

    Jim Mora fired at UCLA

    Huh? Mora was making roughly $3.5M. John Savage (UCLA baseball coach) has a $600K base, but with incentives, that could go to $1M.
  55. G

    Happy Friday!! 48 Tiara -reduced!

    Beautiful boat! Tiara makes a really great boat! GLWS
  56. G

    Dreamer trip that wasn't

    There were two problems here: the double booking and, equally important, the response. The first step is to acknowledge and take responsibility for the mistake. Work with the customer to make them whole. Then go beyond that. Here, I would offer a free two-day at the customer's convenience. If it...
  57. G

    Westport launch this morning 5:30 AM

    You're really lucky! And yes, it was probably less that a gallon. A gallon of gasoline has the explosive equivalent of 4 to 14 sticks of dynamite. Glad veryone was okay. Congrats on your new boat.
  58. G

    SOLD Nissan Inflatable Boat

    Just a suggestion. You might want to fully inflate it and re-take the photos. The way it looks might make people concerned about air integrity. GLWS
  59. G

    Mag Bay 33 Hull 16 Build Thread

    Really impressed by your attention to detail. Quality isn't something that's added to the product at the end. It' something that's built into it as it's constructed. Nice, nice work!
  60. G

    Sacramento to SF Bay on the water advise

    Here's a link to a map of Sacto boating info -- marinas, fuel, pump outs.
  61. G

    Golden State blowing out Cleveland

    Don't know about 4 and DUN, but think there's definitely a 4 this year. All and all, the teams were even in last year's series. Take away Kyrie's three at the end of game seven and the Dubs win. This year, with a healthy Steph and the amazing KD, I don't think the Cavs can keep up. GO DUBS!
  62. G

    Bayliner trophy w/ Force outboard

    The price of a 27 year old boat is just the entry point. Force has a terrible reputation, which they deservedly earned. You are going to have to put money into it and you wrote that your budget is very tight, so if your $5K maxes you out, you won't be able to fix it. You're going to go through...
  63. G

    is it cool to bring an exercise bike on a 7-10 day trip?

    Exercise bike? No. Bring a treadmill instead. Set it up by the stern rail, so that you're not in anybody's way and just to be safe, bring a Honda generator with you. Some boats don't allow extension chords on the deck. They can be very picky sometimes.
  64. G

    430 lb. Yellowfin caught, filleted before certified weighing?
  65. G

    Xtaero Boats - Build Thread (Long Cabin Alaska Boat)

    Travis, as you've noticed, people sometimes make price/value observations based solely upon photographs, but photographs barely tell a small portion of the story, kind of like looking at photos of Viking and Ocean sportfishers and saying I get a bigger boat for less money from Ocean, therefore...
  66. G

    I know, "It looks tippy"

    Still afloat and drifting toward the French coast where it's expected to ground. No way to right it. Must have been pretty scary for the crew to be wedged on deck to keep from sliding off and not knowing whether the ship was going to roll. For that matter, must have been pretty gnarly for the...
  67. G

    I know, "It looks tippy"

    A cargo ship had it's load shift and is badly listing, to say the least. Fortunately, the crew was able to be lifted from the ship, but in the video you can see how they had to position themselves so that they didn't slide off the deck.
  68. G

    Rogue Waves

    Kind of in the same area, once, on a 40' trawler about 5 miles past Pt. Vicente on a course to Avalon, had one hit us on the starboard aft quarter. saw it coming, but a trawler moving at 9 knots doesn't have quick maneuvering ability. Thought the boat was going to broach plus as this is...
  69. G

    Is it me? Yes, it must be me....

    Guess it's getting time to video the measuring each lobster to show that it measures as legal.
  70. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    Barrett, just read the review in Sea Magazine. Congrats!
  71. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    Been following this since the beginning, so it's been exciting to see an idea become a reality. Really, really nice work! It's quite evident that this is your passion. Congratulations.
  72. G


    Just ran across this thread. My brother had a 4-way bypass last December. He has the best insurance I've ever seen. That said, he was sent home after seven days in the hospital. Insurance wouldn't cover anything after discharge. We didn't know how we were going to care for him, much like what...
  73. G

    Stupid tuna ruin a sea trial

    Unless you had to be towed in by Sea Tow, it sounds to me like your sea trial was way beyond perfect. A lot of people advertise that their boat is a "proven fish raiser." You proved that your boat definitely is! Seriously, they didn't buy your boat? No tuna for them!
  74. G

    4th of July Puget Sound Deadly Accident - Drinking and Boating Don't Mix

    This was a tragic accident and alcohol consumption was a major cause. If you look at Coast Guard statistics, the number one contributing factor of boating deaths is, by far, alcohol. Operator error, weather, overloading, excessive speed, dangerous waters, sinklng, you name it. Alcohol is by far...
  75. G

    4th of July Puget Sound Deadly Accident - Drinking and Boating Don't Mix

    When I read the article, it just sounded horrific. I mean, what can you say? I am just so sorry that anyone has to deal with something like this.
  76. G

    4th of July Puget Sound Deadly Accident - Drinking and Boating Don't Mix

    Don't know if this has been discussed on another thread, but there was a deadly boating accident on Puget Sound on the 4th. Alcohol involved. Be safe out there.
  77. G

    July 4th- almost lost my little boy! Warning to all parents:

    Scott: You know, of all the threads on BD, your's is really, really special. It's not the usual bitching about bait, that guy, "my engine won't start," complaints about sportys, which sporty is the best, "I could do better than this captain, ragging on some unnamed mechanic, and all the other...
  78. G

    polaris supreme

    It is really easy to get spoiled on the PS and other LR boats that offer 1-1/2 day trips. Usually it's because a charter got cancelled, so they're scrambling to fill an open time slot. Once you do it, the next time you go out on a quick trip with 90 people, you'll realize just how spoiled you've...
  79. G

    4th of July from the boat?!?

    Done MDR a bunch of times. Fireworks start at 9 pm. Can get pretty crowded and crazy.
  80. G

    Guess The Weight-Win a Okuma Metaloid

    58.4 lbs
  81. G

    U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords

    Not wishing to get into a political discussion on a site dedicated to fishing, but have a little respect for the six people that were murderred that day, the 13 who were injured and Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head, never to be the same again. Whether it's right or wrong to name a...
  82. G

    It's a small World after all

    This is solely about shameless, corporate greed.
  83. G

    The new Dodge Boat - Best way to waste $50k

    I believe what happened was, it was a brand new boat, had never been in the water. The guy backed down the ramp, but hadn't removed the tie down straps. When he backed the trailer down, the boat began to float, lifting the trailer with it. This caused the rear wheels of the Dodge to lift up off...
  84. G

    Man impaled, killed by billfish at Honokohau Harbor

    Really is a sad, freakish thing. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family and friends.
  85. G

    Man impaled, killed by billfish at Honokohau Harbor

    A guy speared a billfish in the harbor, jumped in after it and was impaled and killed.
  86. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    I've been following this thread from the very beginning. Really, really nice work! Congratulations on bringing your vision to reality.
  87. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    Been following this thread since the very beginning. Really, really nice work. Congrats on your vision and your ability to achieve that vision.
  88. G

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Nothing better than being on a fishing trip with your son! Here, we were on the Shogun. Great trip. Great memories. Nice yellow, too!
  89. G

    2000 Nissan Altima $2750

    Good luck with the sale, but looks koinda tippy.
  90. G

    12 Days of Christmas Give-Away-DAY 1

    I've got the same boat, but mine has 557's.
  91. G

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away-Day 7

    As of 12/20/14: 11 years, 321 days
  92. G

    12 Days of Christmas Give Aways-Day 3

    Yeah, you can see where the line broke right at the knot. Good thing I was able to gaff him!
  93. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    Did the same thing at my business for many years. It's the right thing to do. Nice to know you're doing it as well.
  94. G

    Anyone see the UFO @ 5:30am today leaving SI ??? WTF!!!!

    It was a Russian spy satellite, Cosmos 2495. Here's the link: Funniest part of the article reads: "The Russian Defense Ministry has denied any connection with the fireball. Ministry spokesman Igor...
  95. G

    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    Always have admired your dad's and your work. Your new boat is going to be sick!
  96. G

    Surf Fishing in MDR . . . Hey, this doesn't look like the channel

    A 40' sailboat missed the jetty at MDR, but ended up on the beach last night, just above the jetty. Seems like the captain was just a bit drunk. Didn't say if they caught anything. Think they would have had a little better luck fishing on the pier...
  97. G


    Let me see if I've got this right, the owner says the reason the boat's sitting dry, on the dock is because "The throttle got stuck," get the boat back into the water and then motors off? Guess if it happened to me, I wouldn't trust the throttle, but that's just me, I guess. To paraphrase the...
  98. G

    Missing boat Avalon to PV

    Glad they were found and OK. I think nearly all of us on this site are responsible boaters. That said, some people have no business operating a boat. Here's a case of someone on a 17 foot boat who leaves Avalon at 8 pm, without a radio, flares, etc. Ends up drifting in Catalina channel over...
  99. G

    Political BS Postal Hate Crime?

    Not defending USPS. It is far from perfect. The suggestion of "Use a quality shipper" has some problems. FedEx & UPS do not deliver to many rural areas, simply because there isn't enough profit in it for them to do so. Similarly, they won't deliver to a PO Box. Just saying that if you were to...
  100. G

    El Dorado

    Fishes OK. Food OK. Captain OK. Can get pretty crowded, but that's the nature of the overnight beast.
  101. G

    hard work

    It's not only the height, but the interval that made the conditions so brutal. Nice dodo.
  102. G

    BOAT FIRE !!

    Sorry to read about your experience, but glad it's you that's writing it and that everyone is OK. There's a lot here to notice. I assume that the reason you threw the life jackets into the water was because you didn't have time to put them on, so obviously we should all make sure that life...
  103. G

    7/17/14 9 mile to 12 miles west tuna slaughter!

    Sounds like a great day. Great video. Mana rocks!
  104. G

    First String as a long range boat?

    For me, I'd look at other boats. Been on the First String a few times and it's a fine boat for what it was designed for, but that wasn't long range. Two days: fine; three days: would be the max for me. Bunk room for eight days could be a pain. I think it really comes down to how much comfort you...
  105. G

    She doesn't even know it yet

    and when the gator grows up . . . she'll be dinner!
  106. G

    How does Shogun ride?

    The Shogun rides fine. Not the fastest, but a good ride.
  107. G

    French Polynesia ( Tahanea, Motutunga, Tepoto) Dec 2013

    Sami, what a fantastic adventure and report. After reading it and viewing the photos, I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to lift my jaw again. Thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful new year!
  108. G

    Ahi capsizes boat!!

    Happy that the guy is safe. Great story about how friends come out to salvage the boat, reel in the ahi, and tow boat into port. Years from now he can tell the story . . . "So I'm out fishing one day for ahi and I hook into a big one in my little boat. It's so big that it capsizes my boat. I...
  109. G

    Which 1.5 day boat out of San Diego

    You might want to consider the Shogun. They have some 1.5 day trips in July. Boat doesn't get crowded. Great crew and food.
  110. G

    First string out of H&M

    Just as others have said, solid boat and crew. Really, for an overnight, great choice.
  111. G

    Most dangerous offshore experience

    Years ago we were going to Avalon from Marina del Rey on my Dad's 40' trawler towing our Whaler. Small craft warnings had been up for two days, but my dad said, "The warnings are going to come down and we've been waiting two days to go, so let's go." Though reluctant, I agreed. Mid channel...
  112. G

    Moving up!!!

    Congrats!!! Had a Uniflite in the late '80's. True battlewagon. Enjoy
  113. G

    Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day San Martin 7/18/11

    Yes, it was a tough trip, but we've been on tougher and we've been on wfo ones, as well. Sometimes you do everything right and the fish don't cooperate. Other times, you have a big catch in spite of your best efforts. I used to get disappointed when the results weren't what I had hoped for...
  114. G

    Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day San Martin 7/18/11

    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Version>12.00</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/>...
  115. G

    Shogun July 1.5 Day Trips

    Just noticed that the Shogun has 1.5 day trips going on 7/3, 7/5, 7/7, 7/9 and 7/11. Great boat and crew!
  116. G

    Typhoon Optics Presents - Beat this Caption Contest Ending May 11th, 2011

    1. Like I said, MLPA guys aren't welcome on this boat! 2. I say just gill & gut! 3. Hey! Who turned the boat upside down?
  117. G

    Update on my wife

    Hi Frank. Have been going through a rough medical situation with my wife, so I know just how consuming these things are. It affects everyone in the family and I also know how this can become a roller coaster ride. Just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, things do get better...