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...
Maybe they are special order.
Ask your local shop that deals Avet.
That was pretty cool.
Worth the effort? Who knows. It's not an $85K boat now. That is for sure!!!
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...
You can buy glow tape as well.
Nice work gents!
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.
I know how you feel. I have to do the same in a few days.
Osteosarcoma in humerus and scapula. 9 years young.
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...
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...
Why soap and water between 80 and 120grit?
Just keep sanding.
I guess my point is, if it says 175lbs it shouldn't bend at 60lbs.
Same here. I dont know if I would use with big fish. Stonger knots are pretty fast to tie.
Small fish no problem.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Wind direction is a good mention as well and something to keep in mind.
This is what I would do, except wrap around reel and rod to make an X top and bottom.
There could have been anything under. With Auto Depth you will never know.
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...
Nice Work Dave!
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.
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...
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...
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.
I think the Chiefs and Browns have a better chance.......
But I have to stick with the San Francisco 49ers!
Like a 100 year old fish should.
Kidding aside. Thats awesome. 17lbs...damn!
What was the old record?
Those trailer guide steps may be more useful on the stern.
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...
You have to get bit before you worry about getting bit off.
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...
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...
Way better day after.
But seared, poki and toro sashimi are highlights
Way to go!
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...
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...
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...
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...
Stealhead/Bisquit slip float...albeit a large one.
Sounds like they need a wood chipper.
And some good wax on your gel coat.
Instant chum for mackerel though.
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...
Sorry, I couldnt resist.
Answer is still No!
Even got some shut eye.
Not too shabby.
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...
It's all in the video on main page....even how he works it and when. Lots of good info.
Go to main page and watch his video on stickbaits and BFT.
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...
It's just the best place for Tinned Marine Wire/Cable.
That's a report...but the wrong report. We want to hear your SF party boat experience.
Trilene or Jam not for artificials.
But nothing beats the Spangler for bait. Teeny, tiny knot that is very, very strong.
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...
SO BAD ASS!!!!
Nothing like preparing for, looking for and capturing your target species....Marlin! Awesome!
You dont fix it...like your dependable Toyota Corrolla.
But if someone offers you a McLaran to rip up the coastline you use it.
Trip.....I have been doing that forever. Just called it my version of sorta-double improved cinch.
It's basically the same as an...
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...
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...
Different weights or depths from stern to bow. They do it just fine.
Boats out of Monterey are moochers for salmon.... SF, trollers.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Sure Bite gets em everytime.
I cant tell if this is serious.
But a jigmaster would work just fine...seriously.
depends on the hooks and target species. I believe Meltons was brazing tuna hooks on them in the past and selling.
Zero struggle here....
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....
Hope his old man is a television repair man.
I'm glad it sold. I was about to do something I shouldn't have had it lasted till the weekend.
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.
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.
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!
There are other places too. It does not have to be at the battery cables.
Fishermans Warehouse has some old new stock....but not much. They do have all the new stuff.
Dont splice. Put another lug under or over the existing.
You are correct, no need for another set of wires.
Unless your fishing 100' plus deep, you dont need downriggers.
Less hassle, That's why.
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....
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...
Tiny megabait, split ring, swivel and assist hook.
Mario's will take it as long as the restaurant is still open.
Cant believe that took so long. That is a NICE boat. New owner should be stoked!
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...
I have been to the depths of despair before. Everyone and every experience is different, however, a lot of the psychological symptoms sound all...
I'll take an SHS-70H in LB red.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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....
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
These guys didnt mind a ring and spangler knot. They loved the hot baits and a little surebite.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Best $89 you will ever spend!
....and dont skimp and buy a...
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...
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...
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...
When can I get a 500NX Lefty?
Even better a 600NX Lefty?
Thanks. Glad I waited....but dont want to be still waiting.
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...
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...
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...
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...
How long is that supposed to last?
Hopefully more then half as long as paint.
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...
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...
Guess I missed the rest of your post I quoted....you are on the money!
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...
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...
Cut off 10-12 pulls.
I go there too.
They each have some things the other does not.
More shops, more better.
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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
Is there any way to modify for a dog?
He was always a great read.
Why no more Capt G on BD?
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...
Bluefin...just drop it and keep it in zone. All bites on the drop. Like a flatfall.
YFT more yoyo and cast retrieve.
Thanks for great trip! Killer group!
Big hooks for big fish.
Buy the XtraTuffs ankle boots. You might buy a second pair for yard work.
Had mine since they came out. Perfect boots for non-working...
I've been waiting for this.
He's my nephew. Still a Derby though.
0400 or the SC Harbor to find squid. Searched for 90 min for not.
Decided to go salmon fishing instead. Heading out to 40fm line the kid spots...
We wants a 5' 4lb glass spinning rod from the 60's to 80's.
There, know people know what you mean by ultra light.
I'm taking 6 on 1.5 and 2 day next week.
3 bait, 3 jigs. Jigs at bow, bait stern.
Shit, I didnt know they were legal North of the bight.
Be more specific.
4' 4lb spinner?
Another option is bimini each and cats paw two together.
Edit...guess my browser wasnt updated as this was already posted.
This is probably the...
That is what I did. 6x16" 3/4 starboard screwed at 4 corners and sealed with 5200(I dont plan on ever removing). Then you can move shit all over...
That does not mean one has to spend every penny.
There are "nice to have's" and "have to have's"
Seadeck is the former. People have cash to...
That sums it up. Rather spend that cash on gas or gear or anything but foot cushion boat decking.
Spray shield saves your outboard. You can make one if you're handy.
It really should be moved to center between two strakes. Right where your...
Jesus....maybe thats how he walked on water....
I post the contract. Everyone coming knows exactly what the total cost is. I run ultra lite, so I pay as well.
As for the contract from landing,...
Same....never needed triple loop.
Move the guys thumb to cover the lines going through the ring. This allows you to grab or pinch and hold each...
Not on jigs or plugs....
But if Im going on a sport boat spending a wad of cash on some , I dont mind having a brand new super sharp hook for a...
I'd fish it!
That's about the size of my member...maybe a little thinner.
On a serious note:
Why are the 112s bigger then 200s and all smaller then 250s?
I do use a huge coastlock snap for odd swivels and other items to keep them together.
I three fold the hook pack with the size info on the outside and use a rubber band to keep it folded. Use a 3700 tray with dividers.
Can have 3...
The 45 is there. It's just under a lot of paint.
Only if it's and Aluminum boat!
Dimensions of reel seat position relative to butt might help.
The photos look like they are really close to the butt.
I'll be in Point Loma in...
I'd fish it. Diesel, Direct Dive, All Times 2......badass!!!
That Pink Snapper is a keeper.
You can glue starboard to anything with epoxy.
The trick is to have a recessed area that can hold the epoxy on the starboard.
An inch inside...
Used to use swimbaits all the time for albacore. If the fish are riled up, they'll eat anything.
It would be nice to get a finding on what went wrong and why.
I keep toying with the idea of a Tern....but shit like this gives me pause.
If the deckhand got a limit, I'd say you had a great shot and just missed.
After his first fish, did you ask him what he was doing? After the...
On a another note....How often does the ElCap get off the dock?
Seems they dont run every trip. I dont care about peas. I go on a boat to fish....
14' Aluminum....is the trolling motor your only motor?
Is it bow or stern mount?
Costco dual purpose lead acid batteries have been great for me.
Halpalon is relatively easy to patch. Check if the valves leak. If they do, sometimes you can just replace the outer piece.
Then check transom...
And photos of the boat.....
It's a lot less then $30K.
Thinking about this some more, I suppose, if it's a self bailing deck you really wouldn't need the cover. Would be no different then CC....
For dual console open bow boats use a canvas snap cover to keep from swamping.
OMC's advantage is you're transom is ready for bracket. I'd buy...
Go to EBay if you want bidders.
Else, put a price on it.
That TE looks amazing. I hate I/Os but if I had to have one, a jack shaft is the answer.
If you are worried they may stick someone, stick them in a piece of cardboard and throw in trash.
Is it a secret? I think it would help others knowing what people are paying to ship a boat from east coast.
What was the price?
Interested as well. What is inside diameter?
It's at an angle and about 2' in front of him.
OK, maybe 70.
$25 to clean a YT?
To be honest, it is mainly for DH rods and corkpuppys. If you have a reel seat, the clamp is more of a backup. Just snug with stock clamp and real...
If you're on an internet fishing forum that counts you too Lou!!!
Was a democracy.
Or ditch the factory lugs and nuts and use 1/4-20 socket head cap screws with a flat and lock washer.
I've found that the amount of pressure to...
I'm down with the Chowder. But fresh YT sandos are hard to beat. I always contribute my first day catch to both...and sashimi.
Stock hooks work. I watched a jig get 3-50lbers one morning on the NLA.
Emergency Room DR....forget his name. Great guy and out fished most of...
I'm partial to the patty melt....unless YT caught the day before and I donate fish to the galley for YT sandos.
But, I get your point. It's the...
Jesus, Let's not turn Nanette's great report into a "How to rig a ColtSnipper" thread.
Go here instead......
How to rig a Colt Sniper for BFT
Just put a big hook on it.
It's not that hard.
6/0 4X Aki twist
It's her first post. She didnt know.
It a project boat.
Coltsnipers rigged, for sale at $49.99.
Laugh now, but it will happen.
I bet a 100-150gm chovie flatfall with single would work well too.
I'd fish it!
That is one sweet little battleship.
These knots don't fail by slipping. (Surgeons/Seaguar)
It is the contortions of the line that causes weak spots. Line is best in tension not...
I didnt use glue on any bunk including side guides. Just pull tight when stapling. I use my guides too. I drive/power on the trailer.
Do not do this if unless you want to spend hours on youtube.
Nice work Kenji!
Been using a Lexa 400 and CE800 Monster for 3 years.
Zero Issues. It's fun as hell too.
It's your rod. Pick the reel you want.
I use LEXA-400HL with PH on it.
Do you really need glue?
Seems the wood would dry better without.
Good staples and carpet should be all you need.
That's it. A pair of regular pliers will close it.
A little heat and silver will lock it. But usually not neccessary unless pulling big drag....
Same here. 8x10 indoor/outdoor rug for $15 or so. Did my whole trailer and have a ton left over. Been holding up for the last 3 years too.
Cheap Okuma Baitfeeder and Uglystik.
I'm doing same with my nephew. Kids are brutal on gear.
Once, if, they get the itch, then you can start...
I wouldn't call that lazy....maybe wasted effort.
Depends on the reel.
Baitcaster with spool tension and mag: 50-65lb braid to a 4' 60lb fluoro.
Conventional: 50-65lb braid with 100-150 yds...
Then collect it.
Stories are better that way.
I challenge you to find a clear deck plate with a 4-1/4" cut out.
I been looking for 2 days...including GreatLakes.
You were told right.
A lot of people that trailer can't use fairing block.
Yes, in theory the fairing block will provide cleaner(laminar) flow across transducer underway.
DFW Stings are not an uncommon occurrence.
It's a really simple solution.
Have the guy meet you at the dock. Give him the fish. He takes it to the processor and pays to process his fish...
I need a Clear Deck Plate Screw On w/ 4-1/4" CutOut
Sure I could buy a 4". I already did. I just dont feel like...
How much? Including shipping.
I think there is an identical one for sale in NorCal.
I bet he would tell you to tie the best knot you can of the many options.
Do people even read the question anymore?
Mono to Fluoro knot is the question.
FG, Alberto, RP, Collins, Pena....
Maybe you guys really do use...
ACR PLB was $209 at WestMarine this weekend.
Same features as EPIRB.
Cut your thumb off.
An EPIRB or PLB is a good idea.
Frankly, the cost of new PLBs that use same tech as EPIRB is so low that everyone should have one. A one time...
I reread. If you dont care how ripped they are now and just want to stop the rip...tube patch kit as garry said. Those will last years.
Cut it all off.
Rough up 1/2" all the way around.
Rubber cement coating top 1/4" and let it get tacky.
Fold down 1/4"
Lay flat and put something...
That's not specific to B175HW.
Any through hull mounted correctly will mark fish at high speeds. Lots of variables.
If you put it in a shitty location.
Make sure you have smooth hull ahead of ducer. Strakes, strainers/pickups...all bad.
I run at 15-18 with no...
Since I'm here in 2013. SS80H and 80. I can't seem to get rid of them. But I do have a monster from the future that is light enough to stack slabs...
6yr time jump.
Flux Capacitors are hot items this month.
Wrinkle in space time continuum, or hole in the ho-zone?
Add that to navy hornet pilot...
I use a cheap $100 cordless/bagless from Home Depot.
Amazing how much dog hair collects in a weeks time. 10 min to sweep the house for a pound of...
She's not going to be "small" for long if you buy her a Kirby. She'll be able to kick you ass. Then you'll be wishing you bought the robot.
That's why I dont use Uber or other. It used to be illegal. You needed a licence to be a taxi driver.
I still like BOOBer though. Been trying to...
I know, I was tempted.
TBEV, you want to buy a used NSS9 EVO2?
I'll sell you mine and buy a 12.
This is one of the last that come with the 1 year warranty.
$1999 to your door....
What's the speed with boat just in gear?
Every landing has them at the ready. You should be fine waiting till July.
Waste of time an energy to argue over the internet.
This was a much better question then the usual braid to mono, mono vs no mono, best rod for...
Sami at Saltwater Tackle has a huge selection.
I use the Shout Kudako....
With CHIRP you can't get to hung on wattage.
A 300watt CHIRP is going to put more power in the water then a 1KW fixed frequency unit. CHIRP is...
Trip....I just read it was only compatible with the TotalScan.
Double check and I guess it is.
It's been a while since I bought new shit.
Make sure you dont skip over this part.....GO is out as far as AIRMAR compatibility.
If you fish inshore it is. You get 1' charts that are updated frequently.
Offshore, maybe not so much.
Tablet would require wifi.
I just did some digging. You have to have an EVO to run the Airmar transducer. GO only supports the total scan ducer.
All of the above is still a...
GO will share N2K data. N2K data is availaible to anything on the N2K network.
It will not share Ethernet data. Although, for a fee($500), some...
I have been using the B175HW since it came out with an EVO2.
You will not be disappointed. incredible detail. Add a Navionics chip and it is hard...
GO shares N2K data, just not ethernet.
OP asked for cheapest(Bang for Buck).
If OP wants to think about future upgrades like second screens and...
Can you mill/file it down to clear the gear box?
Before Tiburon made lefty Lexa clamps I milled down the opposite side. Works like a charm....
Knocked your first post out of the park!
You sure did pick an appropriate username.
I made my own.
I have an Odyssey PWC battery in a Pelican case with a trolling motor cable connector coming out the side.
Use it for my zodiac...
They are a 10 deg deadrise hull.
Nice boats. But could pound a bit in sporty conditions.
A Yelp type directory would be preferred.
I use a cable lock and pass through the handle and lock to truck bed ring. Never had an issue.
But I use cheap Coleman coolers. I would not try...
There is a guy on here making and selling universal clamps that people seem to like. Try the search feature.
Else, Tiburon should be able to tell...
Follow standard protocol and you should be fine.
Everything out of sight. Doors locked, coolers locked.
How you feeling? Better I hope!
Getting banner ads at bottom of screen on phone that are off to the side to close.
Anyway to block or at least line them up so we can close them...
Monday morning QB.
He could have dropped the motor and fired it up to save the car and boat.....maybe.
But who really would be that quick...
CT means Cork Tape....or in the case of SS, Xwrap.
Yes, Deckhand style.
Considering you are new, 30-50yds mono on all rods. It will help.
Unless you adept at casting jigs, 50-75yds mono is also a good idea.
But if you can turn that $30 bait into a 200lber hookup....it be worth it.
But it's fishing so you never know.
I bet they sell out in a day.
Find a another used stick.
Or, buy as is for $30-$40 less.
Have a shop wrap two new guides.
Another advantage of Mustang HIT. I have never had an issue like you describe. I have 4 vests and have changed cartridge only when out of date....
Not just underway. Anytime on the boat.
I think that is what you meant.
Mustang HIT. Best most comfortable inflatable out there.
You can wrap up a PLB in it too for emergency. We were them 100% of time on boat. I am a...
If I use a spin rod, I'll save the original package and just wind on that. Then back in plastic.
I bought a Californian 6480 for a buddy. Nice!
Do you need an XH for yellows?
20-40 should be perfect fit for bait.
Hope it goes smooth and your nurses are hot!
Fishing can wait.
Although, it would be nice if someone could make one with a little bit more action....as in less. Most are broom sticks and soft...
2WD with a locker would be a step in between and an upgradable option for those with a 2WD.
I use 4WD maybe 2% of time pulling out.
Wouldn't neoprene absorb any water and accelerate corrosion?
I just popped my tank due to corrosion. It was the neoprene under the metal straps...
You can go buy nylon webbing and a buckle for $10 too.
Everything doesn't have to be branded.
It's a belt!!!
Because the rated ABS is the actual ABS. Unlike other lines. That's why it is IGFA rated. Maybe they error on the side of caution, or, their...
I had a new spool of 20 Premier that went into the bin after losing 4 BFT on NLA. There were 16 bites and 12 fish landed for a full boat that day....
Grundens....or any belt.
It's just a belt to hold pliers.
False alarm...those are flowers. But they look nice.
Really, any belt will work.
Buy a Grunden's belt if you want to be fancy.
Sure is a nice feeling knowing they are there.
It is also nice to know in advance all the places you could take on water and have one or two...
Dont can. Eat as much fresh sashimi/sushi style and share the bounty.
Everything else vac-sealed and used for BBQ/Smoker/Poke later.
Time to go fishing.
Wonder if they eat corn kernels?
It sucks the entire day, but the last minute plug the boat stop in the bottom of the 9th is a fantastic feeling.
Maybe, but did it say non refundable?
Glad you worked something out.
That's lame. I could understand if you just changed your mind and if they had already started construction.
Are there any legal words on the...
Works for me.
I believe in June the Ling limit is back to two. At least up here it is.
Rizutto on the mono tag end and braid main.
It should wrap over the leader and main.
Watch the video.
The purpose of the burn or stopper is to keep the finish knot from unwinding after many casts through the guides.
It does not contribute to...
Is that a 10' Livingston overturned for a top on the boat? What is in those elevated spaces on the top?
Interesting boat. Looks nice.
Interesting. Like to see the build.
Everyone has a favorite. Most important is consistency and then performance
If you can do Briggsy version of FG on a boat in a pinch you are...
If the caliper caused the hub failure by rubbing/heating the hub, it will do the same on new hub.
Assuming your on the side of the road,...
I use a 8'6" glass rod for 20lb and tiny baits.
But really, it's all about practice and real experience. Casting, thumbing spool,...
Bring heavy duty zip ties and move the caliper. A lot of time the breaks are causing the the hub to overheat and fail. Better to limp home with...
To be fair, Aquasport was designed and built in Florida for Florida conditions.
I own one too. It will pound on certain conditions. Trim tabs and...
How many of you guys rebuild hubs every year? That last picture looks like a 5 year hiatus on maintenance. Looks...I may be wrong.
Towing Hwy 17...
Might not need new hubs. But, you do need new bearing buddies or some scrubbing and oil.
Looking at your second photo, can you try and thread the washer off? It could be cocked and caught on the threads.
Clean all that grease out so...
I always take the tire/wheel off before messing with the hub.
Then if needed a rubber mallet will help it off.
But you could go on more trips!
Who knows how long these brutes will be hanging.
Or is it....
Also, suspension seats dont solve the problem. They alleviate the symptom.
For the record, I like the WA Parker. Sign...
I fish G6480, G6480H and CE Monster 800.
6480H for megabaits and snipers. Monster for pretty much every surface iron.
6480 is bait stick.
Before getting to the end...I was guessing 50-60lbs.
Pegging the scale can only means it's over 50. Could be 51.
But it's your fish, you can say...
Correct Craft make very nice boats. Always have.
I've owned a few. Quality with attention to detail.
Rods always get bundled like that. I pay attention and help the guys move the rods both just to help and stack them nice.
Passports are always...
Costco....Coho...soft side cooler. $49.99
Only a matter of time before they sell Coho rigid rotomolded coolers....maybe they call them Chinook...
Same here. Just wish I could get a higher gear ratio in lefty.
Great reel for 50lb mono.
I'm in China now for work. Trust me, they haven't figured out a lot of stuff.
Fun fact: No such thing as a single file line in China. Does not...
My buddy is a DFW Warden. Daily limit is a daily limit!!! Its the limit you are allowed to "take" from the ocean, lake or stream.
It is not the...
I just got a bad visual.
Pretty cool use of split grip.
Call and schedule a lunch and tour instead.
OK for what? A 70' sport boat or a 20' CC?
Took me about 8 hours with a stubborn corroded arm. I tried every trick in the book.
Brute force finally freed it with a generous amount of...
Sounds like a great day.
Rockfish with the 20-30' of mono. It's not that much. Still less stretch then 2-300' all mono.
True, but you cannot go out and dive till the next day.
That's why it is called a daily limit.
Come up north when/if abalone season starts...
Daily limit is a Daily Limit.
Then theres a possession limit...not sure what that is for lobster
Edit....there it is above daily equal...
These look sick. http://www.bigislandbaits.com/
We use water bobbers. Keeps you from getting snagged on reef.
I think you mean ill informed.
Maybe you should take a class in Class.
Sorry for the mess Paceco.
Would you like fries with that?
If I owned the boat I'd tell you to pound sand regardless of what you offered.
You really know how to strike a deal!
Buy a Rapala spring scale and spend the rest on whatever you need.
If you dont need the lip-grip, dont buy it.
The people on the boat.
Constant Rock concert videos playing.
Loving comments from the bridge.
Would be cool to measure bait tank to maximize quantity without suffocating them.
That is exactly what I meant. Seal Bombs!
Seal bomb, big deal. Read the regulations.
What are the odds the angler used the rail? My guess, pretty high. That is the preferred fighting method now.
Unless the rules have changed,...
Been using 50lb braid with 5-10yds of 30 mono for everything in norcal....except the beach.
Home...hose no pressure.
Sport Boat...water bottle with a few holes poked in the lid. Reuse same bottle each evening.
Dont forget your guides.
$25 and will pick up.
I know this may have been asked before, but how many of these amazing weaves have gone on rods vs tools or just amazing art pieces?
You can say that again!!!
Reef fishing is fun with a cheapo setup some grub tail jigs and water bobber.
Never know what you gonna get. Fun stuff for kids too.
That's what I was going to sugggest.
Or check craigslist.
Find a kid to give it to when you leave.
that would be a nice boat to see finished.
I just paid $15 for a single color wrap and an SS boat rod guide.
All included. You want fancy wraps and fancy guides, the price will go up...
Sorry, I couldnt resist.
For you or for them? I'm guessing there is a huge difference.
Killer boat! You guys are blessed!
Uhm...did you try Google?
Open Eye Treble
If the old ones are splitting or have a hole higher up, a large innertube patch works...even rubber cement and an old innertube cut to fit.
Maybe they can use the money saved to make a Tranx501.
It's all speculation, every single post on this thread.
I'd still like a Tranx501.
I wear a pair that I got when they first came out.
They get used every day in the winter when I take the dog out for a run also every weekend...
You want a clamp in addition to using the reel seat?
Stock is all you need. Should work on most rods.
Pitbull clamp is for deckhand wrapped rods.
It's a Luxury Tax in Santa Clara County. I had to pay on a new boat purchase years ago. I was shocked then when it showed.
It's a county thing....
If you really want an Avet, I used to use a 6.0 JX single speed with 40-50lb mono.
Amplified Bluetooth soundbar is the easiest way. Use your phone for the source.
here is an example....there are many many more out there.
30 grams is an ounce.
Previous 3 years 80gm snipers. Last year 60-40grams. Single 4X Aki-twist. Green was best color for me.
Last year 4-5"...
Probably along with the money.
The bracelet is for south island correct?
It least that's what I was told last two times I went.
Interesting....I thought that was your buddy just messing with you.
Guess she needs to lay off the Bartles & Jaymes...
Oh, and kimchi tacos are bomb as well with grilled fish.
I'd eat it. Sarcasm and all.
I dont live in million dollar house...but....
Skip the batter.
Season fish with S, P, Cayan, Cumin. Hot pan with...
That is what I do as well. Socket head cap screw with a flat and lock washer. The only thing to be aware of is the depth of the threaded holes in...
....but not required.
There is no functional difference between Simrad/Lowrance/BG radars. A 4G is a 4G. The sticker is the only difference.
The HDS Gen3 is also the...
It's an old swing spreader.
Woops, she's dead.
New Owner of the PATRIOTS
The NFL will now show support of sex slaves at halftime!
You know they will try and spin it one way or another. Just not sit-n-spin.
But when it works it's fun as hell.
Dual tuxedos ripping drag in 10' of water. That's fun.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Florida Prostitution Sting
COnsidering your in New York my bet is he used as a spreader.
They use them trolling stripers. Diver plug on the bottom and anything that doesnt...
Theres a guy that posted a day or two ago looking for just the dome...
I've tied the Improved Albright for years. Resisted the FG for a few more.
Last summer I gave the FG another go. Briggsy has the best tutorial...
So, was it too much grease or not tightened all the way?
Was there a visible amount of excess grease? Sounds like you cleaned them twice....
Battery is charged via Red/White through meter and back via Red which is protected to 40amps.
It's your boat. Sounds like you already have a pro assisting you.
Good luck. Have fun. It is fishing after all.
Meat Line.....that might help your search.
Wait a second, you dont have circuit protection between the battery and distribution block?
You should add one if you dont.
Blue Seas has a ton...
If you bought a new distribution block to half the load and added another breaker.... I suppose it would be fine. But then you have twice the...
Did you say you have a compressor in your boat for your trailer tires or suspension seat?
Not advisable. Run a new cable set.
You could always re-use that 18' section of 10 duplex for future accesories.
That's more like it. With the Seadrive it should be ready for a bracket and outboard too.
The first on looks OK even though it's not a Radon. I...
If you fish out of MB or PSL there's guys there too.
Actually, you forgot something. Current is a round trip ticket. Your fuse panel is 18' from the battery, the total circuit length is 36'.
For the cost, I would by used.
Shit my 22' powerboat that I've been running for 10 years cost less the a new hobie yak.
It's no joke.
Heal up quick.
I have 2 original Lexa400. The Winn is the same reel correct....plus the fancy grips?
The HD has stainless gears. Winn brass just like original...
What subject should this be filed under. Your link is just a general message to the Gov.
There is not a more formal way to...
Crown Royal works in a pinch....and you get the bonus bottle of whisky for same price.
The only reason to add solder is to provide a "gas proof" connection. The lug will provide a high conductive joint if done properly.
Dont even think that is worth it. Regular SX is the perfect salmon reel. Even and SXJ could handle a slug king.
Got remeber, the reason these...
Just checked spec. 20-28lbs. Pull 1/3 line off and test. I bet you get close to those numbers.
Usually MFG drag ratings are taken around 2/3 full spool.
13-17lbs is 30-47% of 40lb breaking. How much more drag do you want?
Get the right lug tool and heat shrink.
Solder should not be neccessary.
I do agree, genuinedealz is a great place and usually least expensive.
This is the antithesis of the Accurate Tern release.
May not be a bad thing either.
If nothing after Fred Hall.....then you can think about...
You ruined my dinner.
Edit...Maybe that's alternator size. But would probably be a good starting...
Here you go. Remember current is a round trip.
I aint Ron! Dont even know who Ron is.
I aint got nothing to do with this event.
I just have a good memory.
Have at it....
No one is laughing!
From the horses mouth.
Whether that is the actual root cause, I have no idea.
Wraps and guides.
...and later they changed the logo.
The Defiance? He claimed one of the props was fouled with mono and didn't realize it until he throttled up to time the swell.
4 years ago maybe?...
Are you talking factory wrapped UC RUS 85 Wahoo?
I thought the RUS series had ALPS seats or you have to wrap yourself.
Search in classified.
There has been one for sale for a month or more. LB series with Ti guides.
Day late, Dollar short. That was a smoking deal...
More fun to almost limit out on your charter with your friends before anyone including the deckhands can get a nibble.
One of my best days on...
All PayPal needs is your bank account info to be "Verifiable"
There is no history. It's not EBay.
No one is going to give you a money...
Damn, if I was local I'd be by tomorrow with a truck and cash.
Does the pitbull clamp fit the Tern? All sizes?
No one could complain about that if it works.
That was my first real fishing rod....if you can call it that.
Before that I used a stick line and bobber.
I've used lite spin gear rods backpacking.
But I was only catching small trout and bass.
I dont think you could make one to handle 30-40lb...
X2, makes a huge improvement to fishability. It's like a WA for the engine compartment.
Some say the fishiest lure for wahoo.
Looks like you hit the jackpot!
FYI, there's an identical thread a month old asking same question.
Better just to list all of your electronics.
Maybe your due for new chartplotter and sonar. Bundling everything is a cheaper route.
What MFD do you have?
That will determine if you can just add a dome or if you have to buy a display as well.
You cant stop now.
A new Prequel?
A toad like that? I would.
I could feel the anxiety with each missed gaff shot. D'OH!
Avet SX is what I use.
So easy to fix if needed.
Ever seen those boat docking competitions?
Looks like the same....although with much higher consequences.
Spool width is more important retrieving a jig.
Fighting a fish, it shouldnt really matter.
Not sure your price range, but there is a nice one on NorCal Craigslist with a 90 Honda.
This looks to be sanded in. Must have been serious motion in the ocean.
I use Torium 20 with 40 or 50 lb
The thing is, you never really know what is going to bite.
For me, it's a small price to pay just in case....and some times, it's the difference...
I've used more #2 hooks then any in the last five years. BFT up to 50lbs.
YT dont mind so much and 1/0 -3/0 work. Same for Dodos.
I use 3X...
Just checked....looks like there is only one transducer connection.
Sorry if any confusion.
By the way, both of you have really nice Skippies.
The GO Series should be like the EVO series.
You can have one single channel CHIRP and a SideScan transducer.
I am not sure that you can use the...
They are worth checking out if your going to invest in a new rod.
Some people add them. Some people replace everything with them.
It will be blocked some on the port side. You can raise your trim a bit at slow speeds.
The GO series is just as good as the EVO. Only thing you...
J hook if using trap. 4/0 octopus works.
No trap if using circle hook.
Squid, live or fresh dead or frozen fresh and any live bait. Croakers...
I'd buy a 20-30 lb setup before the 80.
SX or MXJ and 800L
Oct is a long way off. Save for the 80lb and if you need it buy it then....or rent....
Damn man! Juices are flowing after that.
I just sent off my contract and deposit. I cant wait.
Hook a brother up on your June trip!
Hack of the year in my opinion.
I love it!!!
I thought the government had no soul!
if you are bending wrenches, this might not be for you.
If you do try this on an AVET or other aluminum reel with threaded holes in the main body...
Here's a nice 40# rod.
1/4-20 threads on AVET.
Penn uses the T-Slot for studs. A panhead or carriage bolt should work.
Use the motor data if you can. Those Navico flow meters gum up pretty fast. They are basically a little paddle wheel.
If you do use them make...
Mono....every season for sure, if not more often. Mono is cheap.
Fished incoming near Rio Del Mar Sunday for more fish then we could count.
All released, some bigger and a few smaller.
Gulp Sand Worms.
I have Costa, Kenon, Maui, Smith....all do about same job.
Glass is less likely to scratch. Plastic is less likely to break.
Most important is...
....and how much is it really worth? $50 for a can of glue you will use once or twice?
The aluminum spool is a pretty big heat sink.
I think you're over thinking it.
For the sake of argument.....what temperature do you think you...
It's like the old spring connection on Cannon's. It slows the retrieve down enough so it doesn't snap when it comes to a stop.
This would be a...
I would probably just use contact cement.
Unless you're going for records, personal or otherwise, I would think that'd be enough.
2 part slow cure epoxy.
What spool? Does it have the reliefs for tabs on the washer like Avet?
Considering it's a sheer force across the entire surface of the washer,...
I'm an idiot. Never thought about that. Will give it a go this season.
Slight change in weight...like 10-12.no.
Going from 8 to 20, yes you would need to adjust.
That's what I did when the drain broke off my tank. Tapped it 3/8 NPT and used a brass plug. Works perfect.
On the side it will depend on how...
You can run 8-20lb maybe even 30lb.
You just have to adjust the clutch accordingly.
Whoever told you you have to run 15lb or higher does not...
I have not been to any Fred Hall shows. However, from what I read here on BD, it seems like the LB show is the largest.
I'f I am going to drive,...
I'd prefer to go to the LB show.
You want to carpool to LB?
I know it's not the same, but you could take photos and measurements and have it recreated.
Not sure I would do that, but it is an option.
I hope they wait till they are ready to ship before taking orders.
Let's see before and after in a new thread/post.
Spill the beans.
Lets see this Half Cab Cabo 216!!!
What about poly carb windshield and esienglass sides?
Do you really need a PH in southern bight?
Being a WA seems it would feel cramped.
It's more personal preference.
And if you get the chance for a PB ghost, you won't even think about the rod.....just the adrenaline shakey...
Same rods I use for butts and other inshore. All 8' , 20 to 30 lb setups.
Fishing with my little buddy.
Likewise....down to the same rifle. Just never pulled the trigger on any of it.
One of these days I'll make it out there.
Excellent report, as always!
I use electrical tape, one or two wraps. Cloth could soak up salt water.
However, I have heard arguments that electrical tape wont let water...
I always thought the purpose of a clothes pin was to have it slip off if you casted too hard.
Pinch your hook or swivel with clothes pin and see...
Anglers Center shows them for sale.
GFDH90J is the factory PN.
ABU Garcia C3 6500?
Diawa Luna is a nice reel too.
What settings for gain, color, ping and scroll?
Looks like you have it tuned way down.
I dont have a...
That's a cool idea. Maybe add a phone charger battery as a back up UPS.
How do you program a burner to text you when it moves?
You can mag your own Avet for $5 in parts.
I dont think it worth paying for from factory alone. I also dont think 2speeds or Raptors are worth it...
Have you disconnected cables at motor and turned wheel?
Yes I have seen snapped cables inside housing. Easiest way to determine is disconnect at...
Is what it is.
Still looking forward to actually seeing one in person.
You don't mark the reel with the correct model number?
That will cause some confusion down the line.
It is a better site then tempbreak. The data is more recent and they have current height/velocity, altimetry as well as SST and...
It's not neccessary, but should be done. I think it is easier to change lower unit oil while still on motor. Let it drain and fill her back up....
I have a Fish-On top. Cheap.....but it works.
However, I dont really care how my boat looks. Motor, hull, fuel tank and wiring are more important...
We use a 18-24" weight leader.
Then add half the length of the dodger for that leader.
If you hold it up so that weight and dodger are side by...
Rainshadow is all I can think of too.
What brand does KSong rep? They may have a few too. Not sure they are over 8' or meant for conventional...
Diagonal/Side/Dykes....all the same.
Yes, didnt you just do the same?
Why do you think they call it a quotes?
That's why you have side cutters with the duck bills.
Yes, if you only want one tool, then the pliers/cutter combo is a better idea. That could...
Duck bills give you leverage for twisting. Needle nose will twist and roll open.
There's a reason most guys you see use duck bills.
How long did this take?
Regardless, still impressive. Glad I never got over the price of the other coolers like this. $50 is more my...
I have more Avet SX reels then anything. Good stuff.
Also Lexa 300 and 400. If you want baitcaster and think the 400 is too big look at the 300....
That's what I'm thinking.
Holy Chit! Snook, Permit, Trigger, Wahoo...etc!!!
What a trip!!!
Well, I got my Coho along with the usual dog food and coffee.
Seems like a great cooler. Looks no different then others that are 4-5X the price....
OK maybe 240 is too big. Regardless, I want a cooler I can leave in the boat like my $99 Costco Coleman.
That's the only reason I wont buy a...
Just saw this in my Costco flier.
I'm heading down to pick a few up.
Thanks for comparison pics.
I've been waiting for the price on these to...
The PDF is the one I have been using. Spangler.
There is also a few good photos on page two....
A larger sample size would be more telling.
I'm a spangler fan for just about everything except jigs.
How'd you connect the...
Define "Castable". Poppers and stick baits. Metal jigs and bombs. Or live baits.
Never learned Pena. Always modified albright.....until I found the right instruction video for the finish. Briggsy or the Aussie Asian dude....
Rather use a swimbait with a teaser.
Huli Cat. $90 for 10 crab. Done in a few hours.
Fishing license, coffee and a jacket.
It's pretty much a boat ride. But you get fresh crab at a...
Sounds like a good fishing trip. Quality processing and done on your short schedule.
Maybe they needed the extra boxes for more ice packs to keep...
Rod tips together. Then as stated, 50/50 chance.
The worst are loops mixed in with tangle. Then its not just wrapping left or right.
15%-30% Jackpot is usually part of the 30%.
Can you add to your study if people would be offended if Charter Master included 15% tip in price of...
They missed ship dates. A lot of people ordered based on the August date and still have not received.
Regardless, Accurate is still making money...
You'll shoot your eye out!
Since I already have an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle, I'd rather have...
There is a drag washer (19,20) on each side of the main drive gear(24). That is their claim to difference between normal star drags.
It's all on...
After the Accurate debacle they probably wont say anything until they are ready to ship.
Spectra to Terminal Tackle.....Palomar or Double Palomar.
I have an Aquasport. Not an Explorer.
There are a few Aquasport websites with a lot of great information. Some have former employees that...
There are other NorCal fishing sites that have a ton of info.
BD is mainly the southern bight of CA and WA/OR.
Could you cut into strips and then fold a few times to make thinner then use as you would tuna cord wrap? Not sure how that would hold up. Maybe...
Might try Precision Marin Hardware.
I think Jig Skins sells blanks. Not sure if they are wood or not.
It's a nice to have feature. But I would rather have a quality transducer and sounder.
I use side scan for finding bait...that's about it.
Keep the existing.
Buy another MFD and quality transducer.
Next year swap out the raymarine stuff.
Assuming you have room for two displays.
That's why we fish. Never know when the stars align for a fish that you'll never forget.
40,50 and 60lb reel.
For a lefty my choice is Torium or Tern.
Torium works. Waiting to see a Tern in hand before I consider purchasing. By that time maybe Avets star...
I would think most of the super expensive ones are just to hook fishermen.
Caught fish on Yozuri, Halco, Cotton Cordell. That's $30 to $6 right...
Good Choice! You will not be disappointed.
Another trick....CVS dental pick for the backlash.
I cut the pick handle in half. It fits in...
You didnt have to mention Jon. The Acid wrap gave it away.
Looks nice. Very Nice.
I just used a pair of large channel locks. Then again, I had them laying around the shop.
You dont need that much force.
Nice work. Sounds like more fun then I had ar work.
That was a great deal too $1000 for 4.5 days.
Thanks for info.
How'd the fishing turn out?
I was trying to get on it but had to back out for work.
A true inboard is a motor in the center of the boat with a straight shaft and a prop.
You are getting it confused with an Inboard/Outboard or I/O.
What trip was it on? Was it just leaving last night?
Can't get a hold of my buddy.
That's not good. Hope everyone is alright as well. Friend is down there and was going to jump on.
Catch them all the time drifting for butts. Usually 10"-24".
Have had some huge ones in crab pots.
Th he small ones are better eating.
Casting a conventional reel is a lot more difficult then a spinning rod.
Picking out birds nests all day could end the fun. I'd still bring that...
Correct. However, a maintained battery will last longer then one just left open circuit.
What you are doing is a little different then me. I am trying to load shed the battery during the day fishing. Generating more or equal too the...
I haven't read the whole thread....I will a little later.
I have been using 150watt panel or panels on my top with a PWM and now an MPPT...
What? How is that Karma towards him. Sounds like you're reels and rods are over the side because you injured your friend.
Chuck the Iron. Be...
I keep saying 4000 as it is meant for topside sun exposure UV resistant.
Silicon works, but if exposed it will peel off.
No it does not stick very well. But if its squeezed between the starboard and glass with a few screws it will stay there and act like a seal or...
5200 sort of sticks.
If your just sealing, put a bead behind the starboard around the edges. It will stick to fiberglass and act like a gasket....
Make sure you check more then just compression...plugs, spark, lower unit, charging, trim...etc.
Old 2'strokes can run forever. But it requires...
Is that a custom fuel tank in front of the console?
I would think you could get more for $5K. Whaler or no Whaler.
I would buy an MXJ before an MXL. With all braid you dont need the extra capacity.
Skip the 2spd and MC as well. For a 30lb class reel you dont...
That's a great post!
Not going to get this info just looking at the plug.
Huge fish are being caught around the world using split rings.
I wouldn't tie a knot directly to one targeting big fish. But I have in the past...
You guys use locks on your riggers?
I have the old Scotty 3130 and 3131 locks and feel pretty comfortable leaving riggers on boat.
That's affirmative. I was wrong. While the drag washer is larger on the MX, the spool is also larger creating more leverage.
That is an incorrect statement. The MX has a larger drag washer which increases the drag capability over the SX.
Years of use and a little...
Lefty here too. For 25-30 I use MXJ. For 15-20 the SX.
I do have a Torium 20 for throwing jigs. It's a nice reel.
However, I like lever drags...
Baitcasters are for artificials. Conventional for bait.
Lexa400 can put a serious hurt on fish. 50lbs, I'd do it. 150lbs, probably not.
48" Hydro Glow.
Changed clips to a Scotty Downrigger plug.
I would think that if Harold Davis is helping sell this boat, your getting all the right information.
More then anything is will affect quality not necessarily safety as long as they remained cold.
That is a good idea. I have a ton of small o-rings.
That is exactly what I use.
Can't remember the name of the MFG. Kwik....something...
Not all my reels have lugs...especailly trolling lighter gear.
I use a trolling leash that has velcro D-rings that you wrap on rod above reel....
Cant Go Wrong!!!
There is a post somewhere on here that details the action and desired speeds for best kick for all versions
I forgot who wrote it, but it's worth...
I normally get 300yds of 50 on an SX with room for 20yd, 20lb mono topshot.
No, but I do have a Lexa 300 that will not disengage from free spool unless you lift the thumb bar. Handle crank does nothing. This happens maybe...
Pretty much the same feelings I have.
The Christina Lynn is a beauty.
So easy, even a kid can use it.....
So, the 400 is just a wider 300?
Will the 500 be taller and same width as 400?
I use an old Seeker 809-8T with a Lexa 300.
I've seen the build thread on another forum. This thing is solid.
Yo Zuri Sashimi 3D Popper 120 MM
Hot damn. SIC Ring Kit makes it so easy!
Thanks for the video!!!
No knots, Splice. We do the same for crab.
You can also go the other route and make them as long as you'd think you'd ever need. Then coil and...
Big Game or Izor XXX.
Where was it busting, main line or at a connection?
Are your guides good?
Is the reel over filled and rubbing?
This is what I have been using for a while. Works great!!!
The stick is nice if you dont want to get on your hands. Easy to roll on top...
That'd be my first thing to check.
However, the statement that the power output changes without RPM changes or the RPM goes up without any...
Here is a few ideas from Nomad. It's not that different then a popper....but there are a few different techniques.
If coil issues it would be stumbling and bumbling....basically misfiring at random intervals.
There's also v-drive. Never seen a Parker with either.
For fishing, i'd rather have a direct drive inboard over V or I/O. Outboards are nice, but...
No kidding. Easily spent an hour or more watching minks and dogs kill rats and muskrats. Pretty cool!!!
It is a mechanical bond. you dont need to go overboard with the amount. However, I would use 5200.
4000 is meant for above deck in areas that...
That should get something.....what it hooks....TBD.
Rent one. Then see if you want to continue.
Nice yaks could set you back the same as a solid hill and an outboard....used of course.
Charkbait sells both the original Corkpuppy and a new one with a trigger from a different mfg..
That's what I'd buy too!
Nice looking boat!!!
I'd get a green bass cheapo setup from Dicks or the like. Great starter. That's what the nephew has.
If you think about a big fish slurping up a bait, that hook is going in the mouth too.
you should tie up some that are not sliding. See if you...
Dangle so the bait swims natural. Hook between dorsal and tail.
Squid, you can pin to the mantle if you use a trap.
It takes less then 5 min...
Buy a CorkPuppy!
Forschner with a BladeTamer sheath.
They are all good. I've used Sportsman's and 5-Star. Both came out excellent, on time and about the same price.
You should look into ringed grommets or swivels with grommets.
Search also yields a ton of info....
You'll need a jointer for the woodshop. Cant make anything square without one. That is more important then a planer IMHO.
A nice and wide...
I owned a 2000 Tundra and currently run a 2007. No drain plug.
Maybe previous owner filled with diesel and had to drain it. I would not want to...
Chafing is caused by friction. One thing rubbing against another. Heat or wear will cause the surface to become rough and start to diminish the...
It still protects mono from jig eye dragging back and forth along the loop... chaffing.
In a straight pull, the mono will hold up....its 200lb.
I bought this crimp kit. Already had Izor crimpers. Add some chafe protection for $10 and then all you need is leader material, swivels and solid...
Where'd you get the engine controls cover. I need something like that that you can wrap around.
Seastar is what I installed years ago. HUGE...
More people fishing bait just gives us more room to fish artificials.
Too each their own.
I'd rather make 100 casts for 5 fish then soaking...
I'm not bashing. I fish those rods every trip.
Just not for a low pro baitcaster like you said.
Small 4" poppers worked for me. I used the little Yozuri and a buddy used the small Halco.
Easiest way to sort out the skippies is popping all day.
I would skip the 6480H and get a UC Monster or Wahoo.
I fish a Monster(40lb) and a G6480H and SS6480H. I'd rather sling the UC all day every day....
Lexa 400 from first year of production still working perfect.
Would like to try a Tranx 501 though.
Left handed fishing leaves me with Tern from this selection
If the draw is 2.5 amps you should have a 5 amp fuse.
Use wire gauge chart for selecting proper size based on power and length of run to and from...
For a while. Then when your pulling out freezer bags it's just not the same.
I've done jerky on big yellow fin and blue fin.
Only birds you can mark will be seen with your eyes.
Still, it's a killer package. Just not for birds.
I got a fever....
That will do!!!
I prefer the split case too. I swapped it out with an old one.
Makes sense for manufacturing and cost savings. Just wish they would pass the...
That's cool to know.
Thanks for confirmation. Bought on Amazon from Amazon. Everything looks identical.....except the case.
Now I know.
Just looks like some dude out fishing with a friend with his dad's gear that never taught him how to fish.
At least he's fishing.
Did Seaguar change packaging on fluoro?
I got this spool of 20lb with different cover.
Below is old cover next to new cover. 2 spools
Hot bait is the ticket for most fish. That does not mean it has to be small.
My question was, with wire, does hook size matter as much as picky...
Seems weird, if your fishing with wire, that hook size would matter that much.
Never baited ono, so dont know.
you can always try the drill pedal. But you could damage it.
Just go online and see what the amps are for the drill it is controlling. I bet it...
You can add a foot pedal. Just make sure its rated for the correct amperage.
Usually you find 1 amp pedals. This probably needs 6 or 8 amps.
I keep meaning to do this. Have a enough great jigs with bent or broken rings it will pay off.
And then there's the fun factor!!!!...
Do you tie a single over hand knot in rizzuto tag to keep it from pulling through?
Only application for super glue fishing is to fix damaged...
I use a bandaid with superglue. Sticks on all day at 3 cents a pop.
That looks pretty cool though.
The digital counter uses a magnet in the spool. So, if you put a magnet from the newer spools into your rigger and somehow add the digital counter...
Multi color braid is hard to see at night.
Even black/red/blue marks on white braid.
Go buy a head lamp. But dont buy it unless it has a red...
I have a 60x30? I roll it up and use an old belt to keep it tight. It rolls up to about 8-9" diameter 30" long.
I have the same on my 60lb rod.
However, I was giving too much braid capacity and blowback with 80lb or 100lb mono. Braid will stay straight up...
Aku Poke aint bad. Of course, if done right, Poke can make cat food taste good.
I'm still bouncing and releasing if I hook any on a trip. PB...
Dont build a home gym. They never get used. It's too easy to go do something else at home like crack a beer and watch TV or check out BD.
Thanks, that post made my day!
I made two lists.
Things you have to have:
Length of boat
Length of boat and trailer( can I add a swing hitch to keep in driveway)
I've been practicing the FG. First try the braid to swivel knot broke first. Only crimped mono outlasts the FG.....for me.
After repeated tries,...
3-4 years for me. Small price to pay relative to everything else.
How does the jack w/o roller above last longer? If it gets dunked every trip...
But, I'll stick with StarTron
I used to use that all the time for a 16' glaspar.
Just make sure you have a lifting strap that is centered. Drop your coins in and let her...
That will work.
Nice job helping your buddies out.
Just use the hooks you take off your 250g Flat Fall for 80 or 100g snipers.
It's a different swing.
I get roughly 30% more out of the monster
5/0 and 6/0
A lot of big fish caught on stock hooks too.
Albacore 70 miles out of Morro Bay. Hit a mola mola 35 miles on way in with building seas.
Swapped on the water hanging of the back of the boat....
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Well I guess I'll have to choose the Flying Lure.
It is the #1 selling lure of all time!
Most DC devices that can run on 12vdc can handle 24vdc
Most plug in devices are 12vdc. Laptops, etc. Just need to find one that has a few amps output and it should work just fine. Without running the...
Your thinking too hard.
Fill your spool. Set your drag at 25% of weakest link at strike. Make sure you still have freespool.
It's Max drag at 2/3 spool. Full spool less. Near empty more.
The drag wont fail...or shouldnt. It just takes more force to turn it the exact...
It proportional....for the most part.
Basically 50-60% more drag and then there is also the added drag of line in the water.
It's all leverage around the spindle. With more line on the spool the moment about the spindle is larger. That requires less force to overcome the...
You have everything to test. Crank the drag to max while still getting freespool. Figure out max and then go from there pending line size.
Please tell me all 5 are going on one boat!!!:git:
That on the way to SD via Ventura?
I'll be coming down in 2 weeks. Would consider buying then.
you dont need two cards. They are shared over Ethernet. Same with Waypoints.
If you fish inshore and are interested in structure I would renew.
If you have the proper MFD you can update your card with the latest...
[ATTACH] Not all 9/0 hooks are created equal.
Jesus look at these Japanese Shout hooks.
Supply and Demand. Simple as that.
Charge what you can charge to keep a steady schedule. If the service is not up to the fee, people will stop...
It's a fact. Dolphins are mammals. They breathe air and hold it to dive.
Sorry, I couldnt resist!:finger:
I found that you have to get in the rhythm of the rolling boat and ocean leaning forwards and backwards.
Couple taps with the thumb and the line...
They are mammals. If they stay in the cone long enough they will show. Their lungs are filled with air.
That is the most common fix.
Half a limit on one cast?
Chocolate or vanilla
I used to say the same. But after only a few trys, the FG/Risutto is pretty frigging simple. Just need the tension from your rod. Or your can do...
Best is not necessary. Most expensive is not necessary.
Just make sure they work. Then add a little oil and put in vacuum bag to store on the...
The totalscan is a do-it-all transducer. It does a lot of things pretty good.
If you really want to get the most out of that machine on the up...
People still shitting on a boat!
Bag in a bucket. Then bag in another bag.
I just had an idea. One could make a strap on shitter with jumbo dog shit bags....hmmm....
Depends on motor.
Could be a little more fuel in carb idle circuit or advance the timing. You should check the manual for that motor. Or find...
It's hard to do in SF, but you really should go pull on them. Everyone fishes different. $5-600 is no chump change.
If you drive to SD like I do,...
Sorry, one more thing. You need to use a timing light to set idle. The tachometer is not a very accurate instrument.
Cables may stretch over time, but not during operation. Disconnect and see if they slide smoothly. If not, they should be replaced.
Set idle with boat in gear. That's the main root cause I have seen in the past.
All my inboard boats thunked. Same with buddies IO. My outboards...
Butts dont pump blood as good as tuna or salmon when pulling a gill. Cutting the tail helps bleeding. It's like eliminating the vacuum. Think...
Are you talking about changing leaders overnight regardless of any fish caught? Like your knots are going bad over night?
80 and up just crimp....
The little man is my nephew. That's his second keeper in two trips targeting butts. First trip he got a 30lber.
He's got the touch!
For sure, hollow has many more advatages in terms of connection strength.
But for solid.....this is what I am looking for.
Hmmm...after looking at the photo and the knot again, the braid broke at the knot. That tag is the two hitch and one double hitch knot. Still...
I tied same FG then an admittedly crappy Alberto. I couldn't get the mono loop all the way out.
Each end of mono crimped.
FG failed again...
After watching those videos I tried with 80 ProSpec and 80 Big Game.
First three knots went to 70lb before failure. One on the braid to swivel...
Under arm, outside rail with a 7' - 8' rod and simulating up and down the rod tip will be below your feet.
Make sure you have a place to stand that is higher then the ground as your rod tip will be below your feet using the outside edge of the rail....
The answer is in there......
Another advantage of the 4G is the dual channel radar. You can adjust two screens to different settings. One overlay, another in close or out far....
This is your answer.....or something very similar.
You're not going to find an adhesive to fix that ripped off plug.
I know up here they recommend monthly amounts of SF Bay fish that are safe to eat. I am sure it is the same down there.
Everyday, no way. Once in...
1986 Ski Nautique 2001. I had it dialed with Flight Control Tower, Tower Bimini, very nice stereo. It was just a perfect boat that was paid for....
I dont use fluoro because it's stronger.
I use it because it gets bit better.
This photo work? I see in both posts....
I bought a pack. $15.99 for 2. Yes, one halibut, one lure. I started shoving the body up a kajiki. Works the same.
Now that I know the poacher,...
Tons of shorts. Made a great day for this guy. 10-12 fish with this one in the mix.
Santa Cruz Squid paTroll
It can be. If you don't trust your boat, dont turn it off. If you do, shut her down when conditions allow.
It's a personal preference directly...
That is a fact.
Most fail from sporadic use and little to no maintenance.
And sometimes things just break....but I'm still turning off my motor...
I'm with these testicles.
You have a truly amazing boat. The effort put into her is easy to see.
Very nice work!!!
Ones I have are plastic inserts. Nice ones have welded bar you can clip a safety line for your rod.
Like i said. For the price, it's a product...
I use 8'6" stealhead rods for surf.
I do have one 9' heavy. Like mentioned above I counterweight it using stealhead lead. Few wraps around the...
Wouldn't be hard to drill and tap a set screw. If you have tools and know what you're doing...
The Amarine ones don't have gimble bar on bottom....
Another reason to try.
Let's see it!!!
I'd buy it....but shipping dont work for 9 footers.
Better yet, would be a GoPro attached to bite leader dropped over the side of the boat.
Then you get salt water and the motion of the ocean. I'd...
No, frankly, I do not see how that is possible. Maybe too many beers and hits on the fish whistle. Some guys, on some boats, it's probably safer...
No joke. I've been on boats with a guy that forgot to pull guards off on trollers. He couldn't figure out why they wouldn't stick. Took him 4...
I use a Calcutta bag. It does not have rocket launchers, but it does have trays like any other LR tackle bag/box.
So, most if not all, you can...
I use spangler on bait hooks.
On jigs and poppers double improved cinch.
Now, if we are talking 80-150lb I would use spangler and also add a...
For the smaller lines, mono is a good choice. past 50-60 then it starts hurting you.
Flipping the line on the spool will put the knot into...
Sami uses improved cinch. If it's good enough for him.....
I think he has a video on here that is a tutorial for setting up poppers and stick baits.
I've been using one set for 5 years. This year I upgraded and changed mounting method.
Can't really say the brand as it is my company and we are...
No, twist is just kirbed.
When buying, make sure you get 4X strength. The regulars are not strong enough. They have 4X in Aki and Aki Twist.
6" Black, Red, Black with sharpie at 20,30 and 40.
My experience they seem to be between 20 and 30. But they are fish.
If you count seconds...
I change out to singles (5/0-7/0 4X Aki Twist).
But have also seen many fish to 50lb on stock trebles.
I do 20,30 and 40.
You can count between marks to go one or two deeper or shallower.
That's not why mine crack.
It's the pressure on the side of the spool...always the bottom...that cracks due to build up of braid on bottom half...
I almost forgot. The Penn Carnage rods are a great value too.
Check those out.
Later you can give to a friend or a kid or your kid and buy a...
I was serious. These work.
Go to Big5 and spend $99 on a 8' DH Sabre or Californian. Great stick for the money.
That seems like it would just push the braid out further were the spool walls are thinner.
I am missing the logic I guess.
I crack spools...
Sure would be nice to know more about these.
Are they all heavy?
I usually look for used gear in the Winter. Before and after FH people like to sell so they can get the latest and greatest.
ill buy it
How much you willing to pay?
I have a LB one with Ti guides in great shape. Not sure I want to sell it....but you never know.
I use both the 6480 and a CE Monster 8'.
I prefer the Monster. No doubt it has power and really lite. I had same issue with sea lion and got a...
That is one nice Skippy.
I have a 150watt panel on my T-top with a charge controller. Maintains both start and house battery.
Best part is it keeps maintaining even when...
Hope you make Lefty's!!!
I use braid straight to gold star snubber and 20lb ball. 2 red stops together won't slide.
Straight braid and 20lb gets deep easy. In Monterey...
With braid...snap POW!!!!
Have to be diligent on procedure especially on a hot bite when the blood is flowing.
Never touch button. Always auto...
Dont limit yourself to just a Lowrance. Simrad GS25 is the same....with a slightly different cable config. Then BG makes one too.
If you get the...
I'd fish this.
I sure hope I can get one before my August trip.
I'd be stoked to have a big narrow star drag for irons.
Can I pre-order?
Yozuri sliders work.
I sure hope they make a lefty!
That sounds like a great day of fishing.
It depends on target. Big Bluefin yes! 200-250gm and 150-200lb leader.
Smaller, straight tie to 50/60lb yoyo rod.
If you only have one rod for...
Hmmmm....wonder if I can borrow some ideas for my Triangle.
Cool product and a reasonable price. Good job Penn.
Now, can you make some more left...
Ever since I had a big infection I have been using Hibiclens. Get a small 1"x3" hand/nail brush and scrub down with a squirt of Hibiclens on the...
Confucius shit right there!!!
What do you do when not using boat?
Do you turn the selector switch to "Off"?
Do you have batteries on a smart charger?
When you run the boat is...
I switch to yoyo when captain says he's metering them below the boat, or no one is hooking on bait or surface iron.
With 15-30 baits in the...
Me too......cant wait.
Love hearing this great news.
Anyone else on this trip?
I'll be coming down solo from SF Bay Area.
Lots of good info from a learning experience.
Isolate House and Starting batteries.
Handheld VHF can only go so far. One with DCS will increase...
Probably 70 to 125.
As long as you get 4 threads it will not be an issue.
If you crank too hard it will deform main frame and spool will hit the dimple it creates....
That's debatable. It makes me focus. If I think food, yes I'm hungry. If I think catching, I'll be fishing with laser focus...and a few random...
I have to admit, a bucket or two of original recipe dark meat is tasty on those 20hour trips offshore.
Add a few Hecho En Mexico Cokes and a red...
Bananas and beer.
I use Palomar knot for spectra to swivel.
Then again, I don't tie straight to leader. 50yds mono topshot for stretch and depth meter.
Yeah, as long as your catching...it works for you.
Another note, when trolling for salmon, unless you have a paddle wheel and are measuring...
Triangle in NC.
I experience the opposite. Dodgers troll slow so they wobble. Flashers troll fast so they spin and dart.
1.5-2.5 for dodgers
2.5-3.5 for flashers.
Buy a few jigs. Enter a jackpot.....Or buy the G2. It's your money.
Just have fun. Thats all that maters.
40lb JX G1.
It's got all the drag and capacity you need. Save your money for another trip.
Wow, you do battle with Chinese Internet Cyber Warriors by hospital bed? I am impressed.
Sorry to hear the bad part. I have a good idea what you...
I use cheapo Danielson lead pliers.
$8. Rings 5 to 8.
Then again, I also use them for lead when steelhead are running.
Sorry to be an ass. But there was an identical thread posted a few days ago.
Lots of good info if you search.
Get more opinions even if it costs out of pocket.
I had my shoulder destroyed by a Orthopedic Surgeon.
Sometimes the best way to determine...
Its because Chrome, Firefox and IExplorer came out with patches that rendered there feeble attempt to extort users useless.
I use it on everything. Only one failure after a summer of the knot going through guides on cast.
The tag frayed and the hole thing unwound. Now...
Not all coconut oil is the same. Some have a heavy taste and some have no taste.
I think the Trader Joe brand has a nice flavor.
We use it for...
If love to go with you again Dave. But I'll be stuck in China through the 8th.
Great group of guys on this charter. Someone should bite. Lots of...
Poetry in motion
As deep as any ocean.
Sort out the swimmers.
Take remaining 100 and sell on BD..er...ugh ...I mean EBay..... as "Vintage".
Fund the re-work of swimmers and a 3-Day...
Never know what's going to happen any given day.
What a story. Glad it had a good ending.
Or anything else heavy enough for current and a hook.
Seaguar Knot for Mono to Fluoro
Spangler for hooks.
Double Improved Cinch (4 turns) for jigs 50lb and under.
Spangler for jigs 80lb and up....
Concrete ballast? Never heard of that. Nor do I know much about Oly boats.
Have you checked transom for water? A few small holes with a drill and...
....and there are no buttons or knobs on the GO series. That's a deal breaker for some.
GO7 is pretty much a NSS7EVO2 without ethernet ability. You can connect a radar to it, but that is it.
That would be my choice for a skiff...or a...
If you have an 8' rod and reel that fishes 30lb just use that for now.
It takes time to get comfortable slinging from a sport boat...especially...
Return and flag as an unreliable seller.
He wants you to pay and keep the reel. That way his rating stays up. These people should always be...
Air bags make a huge difference when towing with a load in the bed. I wouldn't have a truck without them.
Then you have an excuse for auxiliary...
I was just curious.
I have a Merc/Quicksilver prop and hub kit on my Tohatsu. No slop...well less then an 1/8"..
Can you add a washer behind...
I have many 50-70lb bass on an Avet SX. I'd be more inclined to bump up to an MXJ or JX for yellows. LB for lb they have more in the tank.
Good motors that will last forever. over 2000 hrs on my 140.
Not many people know that Tohatsu makes small outboards for most of the major brand...
When I rebuild my Avets, I never take the washers off the spool. I think Avet sets them to get the right freespool and drag. At least I hope so....
I have found that the some of my JX and JX Raptors work better with this arrangement ()((.
I've also noticed some wide tolerances in the...
Did you mess with bevel washers?
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