Hey Trevor. Will shoot you a PM. Thanks
Good times LOL
Thanks for the props! I'll shoot you a PM
All-steel welded construction, beefy design. Integral mounting plate with bolt-holes, bolt to concrete shop/garage floor... or bolt to a...
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Plz shoot me a message if you have a 2007 to 2009 Toyota Camry 4cyl for sale. Prefer gray, silver or white exterior, any trim level.
Tempo Progressive Electronics Kit, 200EP Inductive Amplifier and 77HP Tracer 2. Complete with holster & cables.
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LOL!! Wally's comment (and my interpretation of it) was purely anecdotal.
Anchor is still available!
PM sent, Wally.
Gone! A lucky anonymous BDer grabbed 'em.
Fin Fan, PM sent.
The DM's are flowing in... Who will get these?
GONE! Please delete ;)
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Pulled the old Sea Dog scupper drains and replaced them with these stainless models... Maybe I'll post the old ones up here in case someone here...
Sweet surf pics. Where was the last one taken?
SOLD! Please remove
Thanks Shawn! Nice to meet you
SOLD. Thanks Jeff!!
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SOLD (within a couple of hours!)
Set of four (4) factory Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner, 4Runner aluminum wheels & radial Tires. Two tires have a little life left, the other two (All...
Thanks @Pudd Legend ! Looking forward to seeing you on the water soon.
Updated size info. Thanks @Fin Fan :)
Good question J!!
Pretty sure 1 1/4" (1.25"). Will double check and update the ad later tonight!
Sorry, no bases, Ken. What you see is what you get :)
14 ft. long X 1.25 (1 1/4"). Bright silver anodize finish. Comes with an installed pair of 1.25 (1-1/4") diameter Lee's classic tubular rod ends...
I've been trying to buy as well. I also PM'd. Please call or text.
I'm down! Doing a splashwell mod soon... this will probably be handy!
Anyone who knows open molded composites will appreciate the quality and quantity of the laminate schedule. These things are loaded with UDR and...
Good input guys! Thanks. Just trying to help those who may need a couple bottles at a reasonable price and at a convenient location.
Hey Taylor. Never heard of it!? Ill check it out.
BDers, I just found this deal at Pep Boys. The sale runs til the end of the month. The price ends up even lower than Walmart's regular rock bottom...
Would that be Pliogrip? If so, it's an amazing two-part adhesive for sure. I've done some static & dynamic tensile testing with Pliogrip... it's...
I just read from a reliable source (Jeff C/PAYC & Co.) that the 70K tag comes with a 150HP OB. Of course, the show model had s heftier powerplant...
Was just down there yesterday. No coupons accepted this year. Expect to pay full pop unless youre 63+, a Veteran or a kid. In those cases, they...
That's funny, that was my thought too. I mean those Parkers are nice boats but this is something very different indeed.
Ah, okay. I should have grabbed that
Fishja, where did you get that figure?
Went down to Fred Hall in Long Beach today with a buddy. We were lucky enough to run into Don Radon and his lovely wife. We were among many who...
Thanks guys. Automatic oil injection. I'd have to add up the hours manually (have a hand-written maintenance & usage logbook that comes with the...
This sucks for me. Times are tough. Need to sell my baby. Posting this as a reality check and to gage interest at this point. Thanks
Interested. Do you have connections to hook me up with a good transducer?
Bring back the longfins! ⚡
X2 felt sole Tabi
Good call... And a good call to pass on Newport. At $20 per launch PLUS a 1hr harbor cruise (EACH WAY), you're saving lots of time and half the...
Absolutely crazy story, Mark!!!
On a side note, we've found that the best and safest way to use our newly plumbed fishwell is to fill it and...
Right on! Thanks Joe!! Will PM
Thanks Greg! Do you have the coordinates or a pic of your GPS waypoints?
Sorry for the lost gaff. I'd think about replacing it with a good quality flying gaff for sharks & such. Tie off the end of the line to a large...
Great pics of your dad. My Dad's best best fish was only a YT.
Hang in there. I'll see you on the water some day soon. Hopefully
Hey BDers... a private message on this topic came up. I'm posting part of it here for the benefit of other locals that are going to be fishing...
Thanks, but we like our fish extra fishy, so that's our favorite part! LOL
Are you running a .75 helm? Anyway, good luck. I'm sure you'll find an owner and make a new friend
Would you happen to have some Seastar Pro Helm .75 dia quad ring shaft seals?
Sorry for the late report ... I was busy working on my lower unit last night. Some oblivious kook in an anchored 1970's tri-hull dumped all his...
You could always fab one up out of HDPE plastic (or starboard) like I did.
Wow, that's crayyyy. Self-bailing/flush decks are so sweet, why would anyone drill holes for drainage into the bilge!!? LOL
I'm down!! Thanks!
We lost our best fish (a bull dodo) while dragging the green Yozuri yesterday. Way to go!!
And sweet news for you! Post up the new boat for us to check out... Especially the before pics...
Did U sell the trophy to a BD...
Fish box was a win! Bait pump/tank will require further evaluation...
Okay, I just installed a new raw water inlet valve and did some plumbing to allow seawater into (and out of) the port side fish box. Also did some...
Pretty much! Besides, most of our bait that went in to the water was gobbled up right away by the turdrollers!
Yeah, it was a full house for sure. Packed like a can sardines and not much shade...
Painful to envision each one skippering their own boat and...
Haha!!! That will hit like a truckload of wet cement LOL
These look great. I'm pretty sure they would work on my half cab. Are they rigged with Aftco roller troller clips by chance?
Haha! Yes! You won't find me on one for quite some time LOL
A buddy gathered a few of us for 3/4 day Catalina Island action aboard the Freelance out of Davey's Locker in Newport Beach. Hopes were high to...
GONE. aceo2b is the lucky winner
Nice meeting you Bruce. Glad it's gone to a good home!
I've got one. Shoot me a PM
I've been giving the claw some thought. Would you happen to have an extra one you would part with?
Not a bad deal! Those IH 7.3's are amazing
Thank you, Scott! Glad you enjoyed checking out the build :)
Yep! At local SoCal beaches!
While surfing with my son and his buddy, I was waiting for my last wave at Cardiff Reef yesterday evening and then...
Thanks for the vote, Mark!
Hopefully the nuclear waste that Edison is dumping at SanO will drive them out. Either that or maybe it will just create a Godzilla-esque freak of...
Yes. The trend is probably threefold: more stingrays (maybe due to warmer water?), greater numbers of harbr seals and of course a spike in GW's...
When's the last time we saw multiple 10 foot plus GW's being hooked at San Clemente pier?
Just curious, what pressure do they pop open at? Negative (Vacuum) and positive (pressure) that is.
Now that's an SMOKING deal. Thanks!!
The pompanettes are the ones with the smaller, thicker bases. It's on the one on the Left.
Right on, Jeff. Have an awesome weekend
These are awesome. Do they come with humildity indicators & breather valves?
Wanna trade for a brand new pair of polarized shades?
Hey Jeff. It sure is. Shoot me a PM. I'm located off the Newport Fwy. Local
I have a 2002 with the 7.3L turbo diesel. It's a tank and gets amazing mileage. Good luck
You could attach stainless skeg guards. They may improve the look, depending on your taste. I've attached a pic of mine. Some people add them to...
Hey Stephen. Sorry but those hangers were custom made for me as a favor from a buddy. No spec sheets available.
Nice job on the fishies! Boat looks awesome. And the food pix! Good taste!!
How far out were the birds ranging?
Okay, just to be clear, the following is a basic list of local NO-SURF zones, effect from Shark Week 2017 onward until further notice. Mother's...
Pretty much New Condition! Girls size 12. Asking $50 or trade for fishing gear, icom VHF with hailer... or?
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I was a support paddler (surfboard) for my buddy who swam the HB to Seal Beach pier race back in 2000. Can't imagine that event taking place now...
Great job! Keep the pics comin!
Sorry for the delay. I've been away. It's a men's size Small. It's a 1MM thickness with a thicker chest pad (probably 4-5MM) and knee pads also.
I'd have to agree to a certain extent. I've come face to face with a baby GW at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach about two years ago. She just lazily...
My son surfed in a club surf contest last Saturday at SanO. It was blown out, drizzly and the water was murky. Looked sharky to me. But my boy...
Glad this helped. Good luck! :)
Has anyone else struggled with removing the cap from the Mercury outboard oil injection tank? For me, it's a pain and every time I reach for my...
Lookin good! Kinda hard to tell but does the roof have a slight arch to it?
I've seen others slay nice fish (mostly calico bass) off surfboards at other surf spots. Why not!
Incredibly low price for such a great motor! Someone is gonna get a deal!
X2 ...The bad/cracked screw gasket sure didn't help. Hopefully that's all it was... Good luck!
2nd in line. PM sent too.
According to the state of California...
Recreational lobster season runs from the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October through the...
Additional info & pics...
Third in line for washdown pump :)
Want to trade something (maybe an 8 foot long VHF antenna) for this lobster hoop net davit? Beefy construction. Solid cast aluminum with machined...
Ready to be tested again in the SB channel...
The trip went superbly, so yeah the prep work paid dividends :)
Right on. Feel free to stop by later today after lunch if you want. We'll be cleaning and prepping my rig for a run up north.
Reward your buddy, clean the spline real good and grease it before you reassemble. Just be sure to keep the grease off the end of the shaft...
Hey man, I'm just down the street. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you a helping hand... :)
Screw it! After losing my rub rail insert, I decided to rethink the whole thing ...and screw it in like the commercial guys do. Tough! Ready for...
SOLD... NEW Riffe Spearfishing or freediving 2 pc wetsuit, 1MM. Men's Size Small, complete with loading chest pad and knee pads.
Again, this is...
I'm headed to Penang in a few weeks and I'd like to wet a line or spear a fish... Anyone familiar with Penang on here?
Umm... I'm pretty sure there are 6 bolts, not 5. Better check that manual!!
Fantastic report! Way to put the wood to those brutes!!!
Looking for a Lowrance LGC12W GPS antenna. Hopefully a fellow BD'er has one?
This GPS antenna is typically used with the following Lowrance...
Sale to Steve Pending...
Yes! Way to go! The best captains know how to spot a good situation and make the most of it.
XLNT report! And way to land a local striper!
Nice job! Any pics?
What an awesome report. Good eats too!!!
A nice compact unit, excellent standalone sonar for smaller craft such as a fishing kayak, inflatable, RIB or skiff although mfg stated max water...
LOL Right onnnn.
This doesn't shock me. I've been seeing smaller forkies chasing bait in the surf not too far away from there.
Way to gooooo!!!
I'm down for the Lowrance LCX15.
Right on. Let us know if you nab one!
Ix-nay on the mullet, guy. These things didn't have a crop top and long hair in the back. We're talking mossy green backs and forked yellow tails ;)
While surfing with my son at sundown yesterday, we saw several medium sized YT jumping after baitfish in between sets while we surfed. You can...
Right on Mario. Haha! Stoked that you enjoyed reading the whole thing ;)
Thanks Casey. Glad you enjoyed the read!
But I'm not quite done yet. I wanna fine tune a few more things like adding flood lights, rocket...
Thanks. I have mine ;)
OP, way to go!!! Hero status.
Listen everyone... "YOU are your brother's keeper". Mic drop.
Good luck Connor! I'm sure you will find useful info on this custom fiberglass over wood project......
He did say RAT. There's your hint, boys!
I just tore down all three of mine and I'm glad I did. On Monday I was with my son 40+ miles out from the harbor- the motor started on first twist...
Knot mine ;)
Safe in the harbor after another seagoing adventure.
Yup! And good eye!!
Awesome indeed. Thanks for the 411 Ross!
Okay, I'm in. Does this Sunday night work for you?
Solid report. And... Good on ya for keeping an eye on that diver...
X3 on B.U.S.
Good on you! Lame on the other guy!
Wow. This is cray. Is the motor steering pivot tube frozen? That's what killed my cable once upon a time (before I got a new motor and seastar pro...
I'll take it.
Great. One more thing for the Dana Point launch ramp bandits to steal ;)
That's WRONG!! We need to get the word out to our fellow BDers ASAP. Maybe you can post a pic and the mods can make it a sticky? Something tells...
It can't hurt! Plus it's probably going to pay off by way of higher resale value. I'd say that is a smart move in the long run.
As for wash down...
Say no more. You're officially on the boat ho wait list. ;) LOL
Right on Stefan. Crazy to hear how long your t-stat lasted. Anyway, your rig is ready for action now!
My engine has a hose provision but it's not...
Awesome job, Ross!!
1. Is the deck self-bailing now?
2. How much headroom do you have (measuring from the floor) to the cab...
And good cats eat rodents :)
Oh. That may explain why you've had to replace your impellers dozen of times? LOL
...Hope you had a good weekend Randy!
LOL Right! There's no shortage of old tales on the docks!
I took another look at inside surface of the old impeller. She's just plain butt ugly. There's scum mixed with streaks of old brass, but no rust...
Thanks for the detailed response, John!
And yes, I was standing at the helm with my fingers on the key like an old west gun sliger with his...
Everything is basically double in Newport compared to Dana Point. Launch fees included. On the plus side, you get a one hour harbor cruise before...
Yeah, I've seen that done on slipped boats. I've wondered how that works in cases where thermostats are closed and there is seawater remaining in...
LOL That's not rust. Nice try.
Wife & kids are digging the new cab!
Sign me up! I'll take 'em!
Pay wash down timers appear to be all the rage in Orange County. I think it started in Newport several years ago... Dana Point Harbor recently got...
Seiners, eat your heart out!
Keep it local or take it down is my guess.
Yeah, I've been seeing more and more random people roaming around on foot at the ramp & parking lot. Why else would people be taking strolls in a...
Okay let's check this out
No harm no foul!!
I believe his name is spelled Silveira, not Silvera
Good, honest report. Thanks for the info!!
Looks excellent. A Toda Madre for sure
Right on Jack. Let's keep these old broken down igloos from plugging up our landfills! LOL
Right on. I just added you
Mine doesn't suffer from all those negatives. Strong enough to hop onto, plenty of shade, the ergonomics are awesome and no need wipers. You...
Fact: sportsmen didn't ruin it for seiners. The reverse can be true as we can all plainly see.
A neighbor that recently passed away was a seiner....
Oh, and X2 on the roof arch. It's what the pros like Big Bad Bill (Anderson) and Radon use as a standard design element.
Just FYI- my...
But as I said, I cannot take credit. Somewhere in Hawaii an anonymous outdoorsman is probably happy and content to remain anonymous :)
Good morning Daryl. What's your instagram username? I'd like to see more pics of your work!
Any detailed pics of the prop?
Throw nets are legal in Hawaii. Why not Cali too! Let's go!!!
Okay, I understand... but multiple hinges (operating on the same planes and axis) only work well if their axes and planes are all aligned during...
Awww yeah Jimmy! You know it!
Awesome! Where's the pics & report.
No seiners & spotter planes?
Saw this awhile back in Hawaii and decided to replace my cooler's broken hinges and snaps as one resourceful soul did in the land of Aloha...
LOL Now that you mention it, I guess only locals would immediately know what Tom was referring to in the original post
Could you please provide a descriprion of the "Child's Play" boat? Lemme guess... it's a Striper. LOL
This totally blows away my recent triple carb rebuild in my V6 Merc 150. Nice job!
As a precaution today, I decided to swap out the plastic main fuel line tee with a brass model...
After all this attention, the motor starts...
What a bu_ _ kill. What's missing? The ZZZzzzzzzz of course!!
LOL LOL LOL
Never had a paddy crashed or had my spread sawed off by a Parker. But a green overloaded (6 or 7 kooks in a 21 footer!???) Striper CC sawed us off...
Side note: US department of state NO LONGER adds pages to full passports. If you plan to travel a lot, when you get your new passport, you'll want...
True... but as you know, nothing compares to Aftco Roller Troller flatlline clips & outrigger clips, especially when things get bananaz out there! :)
Right! This is supposed to be a reminder so all the readers can benefit from my pain :)
I've seen that happen before. The owners balled it up and threw it in the trash dumpster at Gaviota. That boat was a mix of PVC and hypalon...
What he said. The single most important thing is to end up with no air bubbles in the fiberglass laminate. VE with air is not gonna be much better...
Any good engine service center will have it. Very common replacement item. Marine grade has UV protection. STAY AWAY from the gray plastic hoses...
These are the ones on the motor (under the cowling) that connect the carbs. The motor is a 2001, so yeah... 15 years would be my guess since I'm...
Still. That's bananaz.
I wonder if it was a plastic thru-hull? Bummer. Anyway, I hope the rescue goes well for all.
Dang. Looks like it would fit perfectly on my Hawaiian half cab.
Does it contain an engine kill switch for nearby seine net boats?
These are probably the original ones? That would make them 15 years old. NOTE: The deteriotated fuel line in the above pic is E10 rated. Ethanol...
Thanks! These kinds of stories need to be told. You're bringing back some good memories of my childhood. Summertime bones in OC were super fun on...
Yup! One new Yammie four stroke lower unit coming right up!! LOL
I pity the foo! (Um... not literally). LOL
My motor has been running increasingly rough at idle lately, so today I tore down all three of my carbs and found something unexpected. The...
Yesterday a guy at the dock in DP nailed a 60 and his buddy lost a bigger model at the
orIginal spot you planned on fishing. He saw a nearby boat...
There were more than few cows foaming in those nets when they got dragged in. I metered lots of trophies, so no doubt in my mind that lots of...
And in case you didn't notice, Dana Point harbor wash down made the jump from FREE to $0.25 per minute. Everyone needs to get their pound of flesh!
...or should I say "IN-SEINE" LOL
Launched out of Dana Point, trolled with the ponies a few times for nada and found no real paddies either....
We were out with the net boats. Fools out there too. Some dork in a green striper CC with green canvas tee top crosses our stern and sawed off our...
Mahalo Jason! Tomorrow we plan to take her out with some of the guys and see if any of the local hog BFT's wanna play ;)
I'll take em. Can pick up locally. PM me.
It's spelled "Minney's"... And yes, they have anything & everything relating to boats & docks. They even rent nautical decor and believe it or...
Tempress PN: 41432
Overall size: 30 1/2" x 13 3/8"
Cut Out size: 28 1/4" x 11 1/8"
Nice fish! Was that pic taken right after landing it? If so, pretty close to shore!
I second that! And keep the reports coming regardless of outcome... I hope your turn comes soon to land some solid fish on deck!
Finished off some cab top bling... Pic of inside cab shows rocket launcher backing plate hardware... Enjoy and Happy Aloha Friday ...and Happy...
Looking to trade two weld-on rod holders for an iron, plug or feather...
About 2K in materials and outsourced windows. Not counting all my labor which was extensive :)
Come n get it!
Nope! I ended up going with zinc chromate primer, metallic silver paint and a clearcoat...
Here's some pics of the finished fish box lid, complete with non-skid. I nixed the pull toggle in favor of using the exposed corner near the...
We shall see! I'll be in Japan for business, so I'll have some time to "noodle it out" so to speak LOL !!!
Hey Tanner, I'm thinking clear powdercoat!
I like the look of the shiny aluminum... Maybe I should strip off the paint, shine it up a bit and then put a clear coat on it? Any thoughts on this?
Right on, John!
Here's the result of what has become the last of two metal fab tweaks... dry fit check #2 coming up. Looks good to go!
Dry fit check #1...
So, I pulled the trigger on John's rocket launcher which was installed as original equipment on his Stringari cuddy. It was too wide for my top,...
Couldn't get the video to load. Anyway, the strongest is to completely remove (grind out) all broken glass fibers from both sides and...
I haven't had that problem with mine. I think its because the cover lip mates well with the bottom of the "gutter" and doesn't let water past it....
Sign me up for the WM 6" deck plate, blue seas electrical and the two 20' dock lines!
Hey Joe. Are you referring to the lack of a seal between the fish box lid and the deck opening?
Jeff, that is no exaggeration. My boy & I saw this rig in person lat Sunday. It's even better up close.
Time to beef up the fish box lids! Patched a few small dings & deck damage/holes with glass filled putty. Just laminated the outside surfaces with...
X3 on this stuff. Used it many times, hundreds of square feet of decks of megabuck yachts. Follow the directions- part A first, then apply part B....
Before patching with fiberglass mat, clean the hole out good and then add a coat of catalyzed lam resin to the exposed wood. Let that coat...
It's impossible to over stress safety on steering systems. Hydraulic systems have their own set of potential failure modes, so please be sure to...
Sign me up for the rod holders! ...and the light.
Not a bad view from inside the cab :)
I learned something very important. The fast idle (warmup) lever will not work unless the controls casing goes back together in a very specific...
What are the dimensions of the grab rail?
I think maybe it was just old?
True. Thanks Josh but I kinda doubt that the plastic parts (totalling less than 5 bucks with tax) will as they appear to be designed to wear down...
Here's the rest of the story... another plastic "neutral holder" bushing on opposite side was found to be badly worn with an eccentric condition,...
UPDATE. Identified root cause of "gritty shifter" controls... Bearing (find number 20) part number 23-16875 gave up the ghost. If I can find that...
This suit in excellent condition, very warm & toasty and no leaks. Made in Santa Barbara USA by Deep Thought. Paid over $500.
Steal it from me...
My work buddy was able to v-groove it, weld it up, reverse v-groove and gusset the piece nicely!
Then I filed it flat and left the gussets of...
Shoot me a PM.
The part is unavailable/not in stock at the local shop. I can order one for about $50+tax. Not as expensive as one would think! But since I have a...
Yep, that's why we'll weld triangular gussets after joining the pieces. There's room for the added geometry and the gussets will distribute...
Here's a couple shots from the weekend cruise out of Newport harbor. My daughter is getting better at handling her... :)
Wrenched on the motor and pulled off the broken piece. Easy enough!
Takin the broken bracket to work tomorrow ...my buddy thinks he can weld it...
Yes, there's a generous strain relief loop in the cables. But the shifter mechanism feels "gritty" ...gonna have to look into that next. I'll...
Okay guys. Thanks for the ideas.
I got a free chunk of time after work today so I popped the cowling to have a look around. Sure enough, the...
I think I'll try that first, Josh. Thanks
Spent the day cruising the fam around Newp, then a speed run outside the CDM reefs, then as soon as we rested at idle, NO FWD gear. She goes into...
You may want a VHF radio.
Some recent examples of my work... Here's a bow pulpit and a Hawaiian half cabin that I recently built. The pulpit has been in use for over a year...
I'll take the VHF.
Wondering if anyone out there would be interested in TRADING a stainless steel top-mounted rocket launcher for fiberglass repair or custom fab...
Yep. Zero regrets!
But yeah, a backyard build like this is not for everyone. Plus, not many guys are as bananaz as I am anyway :)
I never weighed the cab but I do know this... I was able to military press the cab before I glassed it onto the the hull.
The ride is a lot...
Shelter is a good thing...
Are the outriggers wrapped with white baseball bat grip tape or is that a repair?
Epic shot! Diggin this thread, keep 'em comin!
Haha!! Thanks Tanner!
Surf's up! Time to catch some waves!
I can dig it! Way to go, Kirk!
Dang. This just may fit...
how is the 62" width measured? Is it overall width?
Count me in if first guy falls thru
Okay, it's yours. Shoot me a PM for meetup info.
I would go for it, but it doesn't fit my half cab. Somebody's gotta grab this thing.
It may be an antique, but hey It's FREE :D
Did Jim get this?
Super stoked for you, Kirk!!
Haha! True dat!!!
Great tip on the shade canopy idea! My wife is stoked ...and she says thanks!
Trying to figure out a good way to keep the sun & weather off the cab, especially the rubber window gaskets & such... For now, I'll use a tarp and...
Awesome! Way to go, Kirk!!
Put me down for this, Richard. I'll call you in the AM.
I'll be 2nd in line if Jim passes on it!
Thanks Jimmy! I'm still not done. I figure this is going to require a lot more testing :)
Cleaned up and ready for the next adventure. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I also have one. Free
Here's the business end of a commercially rigged Ando 22. XLNT work on the kelp slicer.
...And another Ando in stealth mode at the docks
Epic! Thanks for the photo update!
In search of waves a little north of nowhere yesterday in increasingly snotty conditions. We found what we were looking for and my boy got some...
Getting her ready for her first strike mission since her makeover...
Racks & nav lights getting bolted on...
I may be down. Gotta measure my cab and make sure it will fit and that it won't interfere with surfboard racking.
Getting closer... added non-skid to cuddy roof.
Lookin really good, Kirk! Is this real-time now?
Awhile back while at the Radon shop in SB, Don showed me a 26 he was working on... and sure enough, it had a multi-purpose hold which...
Oh yeaaaaah! We're already planning a family trip to SD. Rent a slip... fish, surf, spearfish for an overnight during Thanksgiving week. Then a...
Hey Mark, I sure hope you got some. Rincon was super fun. Let's share some waves next time!
Okay, the windows are IN. And we're back from Santa Barbara. After picking up the boat my son & I were treated to a classic Santa Barbara sunset...
The original bolts were steel grade 8 with cold galvanized spray coating... Couldn't find equivalent strength in SS to support the road trip that...
Dropped off at glass shop in SB. Now it's surfing time with my son \■■■/
Even if you go with the redundant pumps, I would suggest keeping a manual pump on hand...
Mr. Anderson, you just made my day.
I think I'll print this out and frame it \■■■/
Was your buddy bailing the water with a manual pump?
Pretty sure the glass guys will appreciate the new SS grab rails :)
All cab thru-holes epoxy soaked before installation of hardware...
Is that a masonite splash well panel?
And we've got a glass appointment for next week! Thanks Jeff Hull!
Ironic. It's sitting on a Trail-Rite boat trailer. They are going out of business as I write...
Right on Steve. Bingo on the fulcrum. No wonder the company was a failure.
I used new steel bushings in the spring eye (as used in...
Notice I nixed the 3/8" thick spacer which provides much more even stress distribution (as Stefan mentioned, bad design!!!)
Fixed! Thanks for the ideas & input, guys.
A buddy fabbed up a new bracket out of high strength stainless. Fit like a glove. He's making me three...
This sucker made a loud pop while making an easy left hand turn onto Bolsa Chica road when leaving Huntington Harbor last Sunday... Got home safe...
If we go, it will probably be Sunday ...and possibly out of DP... good luck!!!
I heard you on 72. We were in the same general area on Sunday. Stoked on the catch!
Okay, good luck Mike!
Did you guys gun it immediately after the strike?
Rad!!! Awesome achievement.
Right on Jeff. We'll keep an eye out for you next time... we should be heading out after this week's wind event blows over.
Mahalo Jimmy! I still need to finish up the windows ...and then of course the surfboard racks and the nav & anchor lights.
Nice catch, Mark!
I fabbed that hatch from starboard... I think I'll fab a new one from textured black starboard to replace it. Then of course I...
What boat was your buddy on, Jeff?
Carlos, I think I saw you out there. Recognize this boat?
Anyway, we made the trek to the east side......
Hey Dan did you guys see any flying fish? I forgot to mention in the report... Spotted them in the channel off Avalon and near the slide. Dues...
Thanks Mark! Actually, I may be as surprised as you are. I figured since I can shape & build a surfboard then I could probably try and pull this...
Launched out of HH, then gunned it for the rigs/150 spot. Epic purple-blue water ...trolled for exotics and got nada. Rolled the dice on Cat. On...
Way to goooooo!!! Good pics & tips!
Mahalo Kalani! Have a blessed Sunday! \■■■/
Here's a comparison of the nearly finished product (bottom) and my original concept sketch (top)...
Anyway, wish us luck, tomorrow AM we're goin...
Yeah, the previous owner added a hybrid badge for fun and we left it on the truck (which is a 7.3L turbo diesel) LOL
Haha! Awesome. You shoulda said hi.
Local shake down run today. Stoked on the ergonomics, shade & visibility. Expectations far exceeded! Eager to get those windows installed....
We're on the lookout for copycats. People are goin bananaz these days! Anyway, OCSD is on my speed dial...
Glad your boat is back in your posession.
Finished taping off & gelcoating the outside hull/cab joint. I pulled the tape a little too late, thus the slight tapeline drizzle here and there....
I'll check it out. Thanks Alex!
I thought I had one but I dont
Getting ready for windows... Adjusted (opened up) front window opening for better viz... Actually has a better aesthetic too.
Does it come with grates?
XLNT. Thanks for the pic Jeff!
Right on Kalani. I really dig those surf/boat pics too.
Believe it or not, some amount of thought went into making the hull/cab joint work...
Gelcoated inside cab joint...
I'm in Torrance tomorrow. If any is left, I'll take some of it.
Glassed inside cab joint. Now the three layer cab/hull sandwich joint is complete.
Haha!! And right in front of Rincon. Epic.
Not off topic at all! Awesome pics, Jeff!!
Outrageous! Nice work Glen!!
In the meantime, is Wasabi fully operational? If so, enjoy that sick rig!
Bwahahahahahaha Mark!!! I needed that laugh after this crazy week from hell. Thanks! LOL
I saw that mini 15 on Craigslist awhile back. So who owns that sick Radon 17 now?
Fairing putty on outside...
Thx Alex. Your rig looks insane. Let's see more pix!!
Thanks, guyz. I'm planning to install my twin VHF & GPS antennae and all-around anchor light up there along with some SS surfboard racks and grab...
Busted out glassing the outside cab sides...
Happy Aloha Friday everyone! \■■■/
My wifey will be down there for the surf contest events. Still available?
Right on Dale. This is a good model. Bulletproof. I hope another one pops soon on here for ya...
Anyone down for goin in 50/50 and cut this thing into two pieces?
Glad you dig it :)
Front section glassed up. Sides comin up next!
SOLD to Leo!
You're second in line, Dale. Will let you know if Leo takes it today.
Of course, Alex. I'll be cruising on the 405 past LB today...
Yes. I get it!
Rain delay. Down time I guess.
Fine adjustments made and all fillets in place. The fillets tack the cab on and facilitate glassing the cab to the boat. Next step, smooth out the...
A moment we've all been waiting for... Cab on boat!
Now for fine adjustments, laminate it on, apply non-skid to the walkaround cabin top add...
Gelcoated the console front & side faces while they are accessible. Cab is ready to go on as soon as my buddy shows up \■■■/
SOLD! Enjoy the VHF, Alan!
Hi George. I got your PM. You're in line for this if the other BD'ers that also PM'd fall thru.
Haha! Thanks Mark. Planning to place it on the boat manyanna...
Finished off the cab tonight! Now it's time to glass it onto the boat (after I re-gelcoat the front half and sides of the console first).
Hi Sean. Thanks.
No thinning, I'm rolling the gelcoat straight outta the can ...with liquid wax added.
Thanks guys. I rolled it on using an experimental medium and application process that we've been working on for some time now. Our grit is...
Finished up fairing the top. Non skid is on!
These are really nice.
Trivia... Newport Harbor high school has a crap load of of these surrounding their aquatic center for holding flag poles.
Roof getting smoothed out with a surfboard sander/powerpad :)
Friends stopping by and helping out... priceless \■■■/
Hey good morning Kalani. I used a 3/8 "smooth finish" fine nap roller. It's the kind with the plastic tube and spiral stripe. It gives you a fine...
Awesome! What was your troll speed & swell orientation?
Contrast stripe. Check!
Nice!! Keep up the good work Glen!
2nd coat. Things are getting easier and easier.
Rolled & tipped the gelcoat onto sides & front. Stoked so far.
Next up, second coat. Then flip it over and do up the roof.
Sounds awesome Mark. But I already rolled on the gray gelcoat to the outside. Looks sick!
Yeah, I've heard nothing but rave reviews on the duratec. I used wax.
The exterior finish I'm going for is workboat-style flat/satin. But I want...
Excellent! I hope my finish looks half this good. I can appreciate the effort it takes to do a decent fairing job...
Hope you get well soon Jimmy.
Pretty much finished fairing the sides... just need to run a small-touch up sanding block once over, finish the...
Thx Jimmy. Hope u had a chill weekend.
Brushed on a couple coats of resin into the bottom edges of the cab this morning before work...
Hats off to the men & women in the business of custom boatbuilding... the Radons, Andersons, etc, etc.. This stuff is freaking hard work!!...
Looks really good, Glen!
Smart thinking... The windows are definitely important get right!
My patience, skills & willpower were definitely put to the test these last few days...
Thanks a bunch for the encouragement!
Now time to step...
Anyway, major setback yesterday. Was supposed to start fairing the outside after work but since the gelcoat never fully kicked, I...
Tonight was the world premier at Newport 16... "Psychic Migrations" a Veeco film. Awesome time hangin with my son, his buddies and some of my...
Inside gelcoated ✅
Strong currents. But as always, use caution in the ocean, guys.
Great. Our local auto parts store has a gallon. I'm buying some tomorrow and I'll see how it works for fairing the outside of my half cab. Not...
Is this the mysterious 3M filler?
Full-scale 2-D CAD plots to check geometry of the custom CNC cut frameless windows I'm building. The window opening pieces are the ones that were...
Did a lions share of the lamination excess/overlap grinding (pissed off the retired neighbor). Hand-sanded window openings, filled voids and then...
Supplied for sanding and gelcoat... Now it's time to make some dust.
The carbide blades were MONEY. Finished up the cutout job by fairing the edges with a surfboard grinding pad...
Now you can start to see my...
Thanks everyone. I bought some 60 grit carbide blades for my craftsman jigsaw to power. This part will throw me back to the old days of sanding...
Anybody here have experience using different jigsaw blade types for cutting window openings?
Right on. I'll PM you...
Way to go Ming!
That's funny. The primary reason for that feature is a structural one, and style secondarily. It really is built like a brick house.
Yes!! Today marks the last day of laminating. Inside is done!
Now to cut out windows, sand & gelcoat... then install.
May The Lord rest your brothers soul in perfect peace.
Awesome craftsmanship! Hope to see her get wet soon!
All done with work, made it home ready to finish the few remaining lam areas on the inside of cab... Rain drops! Had to hustle up and tarp it!...
Sorry but we don't have a flatbed trailer for cruising it down the road to your neighborhood...
Awesome. Thanks Manuel. Does it come with a warranty?
Oh shoot. Okay... got it LOL
Comin together nicely, Glen! Keep charging!
I would say don't make the same mistake the previous owner did. Keep it simple & functional. Besides, it's a ghetto build, right? LOL
Anyone here have one to part with? Thanks!
PS: Here's my swimstep (which could benefit from a ladder). I prefer one that folds up out of the way...
Awesome. I once had a Calabogie 15 CC. Pretty much the same boat. Above the waterline washdown deck in a compact 15 footer! I dig it!
Okay, it's been a year already and this thing is hanging tough and performs. Stoked with the long-term results!
I posted a complete build & install thread on this very topic. On a 21 footer too. It's in the Check Out My Boat section.
Looks like its 100+ degrees in that tin shed. Stay hydrated :)
Would a current one of these work?
Finished up glassing the high stress areas with 24/30 stitchmat and 18oz roving. Burly sucka!!!
Okay. No sweat.
Thanks Jimmy. Trying to work off my okole so I can make good on the gelcoat appointment this Thursday afternoon!
If all goes well, this weekend...
Not a bad swell... not bad at all.
Red flag + black ball + 3 lifeguard boats running and pods of dolphins playing way out back...
Awesome report Tito!! Hahaha!!
...and finished off the rear vertical edge with mat glass. Now all that's left is the side panels & front panels \□□□/
Finished off the roof overhangs & rear roof spine...
Back on the skateboard ramp.
Moved it yesterday afternoon together with wifey so it can rest with weights on the roof centerline for a 24+ hour...
Wood hot coat cured, now the roof is glassed. So easy with the cab upside down 8-)
This bundle of dry glass is 90 degree UDR (uni-directional roving) AKA Non-woven roving. Unlike woven roving, it's totally straight in bundles of...
Flipped! Easier to glass the cieling upside down. Time to chill and let gravity help me out \□□□/
Being able to adjust the position of the...
Are you kidding me? This is awesome! And I agree with what Jeff said. Go for it!!
PS: If you haven't named it yet, I'd like to propose:...
Great report, action shots, fish/mug shots and the fridge and food shots really kicked it up a notch! LOL
there's plenty of glass on this sucker. We've got a mix of 18oz tooling cloth, 18oz UDR, 3oz mat, 10oz cloth, 24/30 stitchmat and...
Flow coated the cab sides & front panels and added extra 5" wide stress doublers on upper side/roof edges... The extra-large, smoothed out glass...
Somebody got a nice Wailer!
Hey Daniel. What are the dims on the swimsteps? Also, does your Furuno FF work otherwise? May be interested in trading.
Thanks Chris. It will be fun to compare old Vs. new with guys like you who know.
So yeah... getting her wet and bloody is coming up real soon!
Okay, cool. Thanks. Do you think you could check that seat/bench cushion height dimension?
Is that frame SS or aluminum? And what is the dimension to the top of the seat/bench cushion?
Propane gas heater or hand held electric heaters don't help kick off your batches on more humid or cooler days? I had to bust that stuff pit over...
Wow. Way to go!
Anyway, did you happen to get the name of the new boat? We wanna know!
Dang. I missed out on a good gaff... Congrats to the guy who got it!
Done glassing the outside of the half cab! Inside high-stress areas (vertical panel seams are already lammed up with stress doublers) and...
A local fiberglass shop quoted me $270 to shoot the half cab gangsta gray gelcoat inside & out... Hmm... I think I'll need to investigate this...
Ready for a new owner
Was that gelcoat rolled on, Taylor? Looks good!
Pretty sick. Do you have any pics of that setup?
More glass already? My retired neighbor is goin bananaz! :eek::mad:
Lake Forest?! Can pick up tomorrow early afternoon if it's still available!
Smoking deal. I'll be second in line!
Wow. A buddy just told me they closed La Jolla shores due to hammerheads.
I don't have immediate plans for a hoop, but I am building the cab with an eye toward strength ...and future upgrades. So who knows!
First hand account -today at San Onofre.
Another surfer about 20 feet south of me spotted the shark and verbally alerted the five of us who were...
Pile on the fiberglass! This sucka is getting the TANK treatment.
Sounds like a no-brainer to me!
Selling this for my boy.
Overall dims: 24 long x 8 wide x 4 feet tall (8 feet counting deck railings on each end).
Pressure treated framing,...
Your boat came out amazing, Ross! I dig the lines. And I really dig the functional details like the railing on the bracket, etc etc etc
Yeah, that was crayyyy. The worst part was the moment when the inside wave obscured the battle... My imagination was going bananas when I first...
Okay, first grab your reel and set on on clicker. Turn on your VHF, push to talk, breathe deeply into the mike and suddenly scream something...
The retired guy was a laminator at Skipjack for decades. Ironically, he (and his stay at home son) could care less about boats... So I would never...
Getting down to the small details now! Nice!
Nuther layer of glass on the roof and around the perimeter shade overhang... And my retired neighbor and unemployed son are getting pissed over...
Thanks Andrew. Good food for thought.
Andrew, speaking of fairing putty... what did you use?
Front glassed ✅
Looks impressive, Andrew. Awesome windows. I'm goin with rubber gasket style (although safari front windows and side sliders would be nice).
Okay cool. I'll check it out and see for myself... Take care
Haha! Mahalo Jimmy!
My cab will sit pretty much untouched for a few days while we take care of some family stuff... :)
Thanks Andrew. I'd like to see how yours turned out!
Happy Aloha Friday everyone! Enjoy the goodness \□□□/
Could you provide width dims of the seat measured from outside of armrest to outside of armrest? And also height from deck to top of seat cushion?...
Thanks Jimmy. It's a challenge & a lot of fun too but my family and I hope to be back on the water on our own boat real soon :)
Finished off all the inner panel edge joint fillets (which bonded all front & side panels together), removed the last six screws which held the...
Inner front panel edge joints filled (bondo)...
Mahalo Kalani. I've used three kinds of different fillers on this so far.
1. ISO resin thickened w/surfboard sanding dust
2. Elmer's wood filler...
Glassing has begun. Roof, sills and front edges drank a nice gulp of resin. After all that hardened, laminating kicked off with a nice wide...
Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Awesome stuff indeed.
The roof was thirsty, so I gave it a drink of resin.
Oh, sorry. That's only my construction part of the build. Wood, fiberglass & gelcoat. Not including the glass windows & rubber gaskets (and...
100 lbs Max. Much less than the tuna tower I once had. And lower CG too :)
This phase takes patience.
Assuming you're going for what Jeff showed above, it looks like you'll wanna trim your side walls down to below the gunnels about 2" all...
Pure, functional design & craftsmanship. Thx for the behind the scenes pics, Jeff!
Or you can always do like the Navy does and use polysulfude sealant to repair the tank instead of scrapping it... I have a polysulfide patched...
Thanks Travis. I have Seastar Pro steering which has Kevlar reinforced hydraulic lines. I inspect mine a few times per season and they look...
This handy little squeegee lays down an awesome inside putty fillet. Homemade from an old lactaid milk jug (yep, I'm lactose intolerant... Big...
More detail. Enjoy!
Filling in holes and sharp internal corners...
Right on, Kalani! And LOL too... When we meet and see each other face to face, I'll share the story behind that gun graphic... just a simple old...
What Mark said! Gonna be lighter than mine, that's fo-sho!
I think everyone rooting for you is glad that no harm was done!
BTW, what kind of fenders are you planning on running? Any plans to get a special...
Wow Nathan, you let that beauty rest right up against that gnarly old Newport Dunes dock without fenders?
Someone needs to tell those guys at...
Thanks for sharing your experience Kalani!
Yeah, I saw the specs mentioned that the glue is waterproof. The glue joints will be fully cured and...
Me three. Lemme know if these two fall thru!
One more benefit to SS, it is far better at cutting through kelp.
I wonder how this factors in with hydraulic steering? Anyway, probably a good thing to rig with safety wire!
This thing WAS screwed.
I'm digging the holding power of Titebond II premium carpenters glue. My first time using it. For as long as I can...
SOLD. Thanks Chris. Nice meeting you.
Rootin for you, Josh. Go for it!
Yep that's the plan, Jeff! Thanks for lookin out!
PS: Here's tonight's sunset as seen down this way...
Another view of yesterday's progress... Enjoy
Trimmed the roof panel sides to match the side overhang doublers. For this step, the roof panel was disassembled and trimmed using a clamped...
More build pics!
Cantilever shade and fwd roof segment done. Next up, trim the roof panel sides to match the side overhang doublers...
Thanks Mark! The compliment means a lot coming from a shaper/craftsman like you. I must share the credit as the profile was derived from Big...
Back from vakay bump :)
Back from vakay!!
A few measurements, minor adjustments and double checks ...and now dry fit time!
FITS LIKE A GLOVE.
Next up, finish cutting...
I'm down for the ladder.
Thanks for all the love, everyone.
It's time to take a break and make tracks. I'm packing up the fam in my Excursion 7.3 and spending the next...
Looks ready for action, Jeff!
Any insurance guys here that can help?
Good eye, Alex!
As a matter of fact, I'm going to move the half cab right now so my boy can shred the ramp for a while \□□□/
Things keep getting better...
Awesome. Did you see the way mine is set up? The rear spine pulls the roof up into a shallow arch. Ingenious Radon techniques...
I gottem down to under 100kb and still no go... Something wrong with BD server/site!?
Thanks brotha. Will try!
Anyone else having trouble uploading pics (under the size limit) today?... Warning reads: "The uploaded file is too large for the server to process"
Anyone else having trouble with "file size too large for server to process" although file is well below the limit?
I've got a bunch of new pics...
Sidewall doubler closeup...
The fun part. Rough shaping...
Thanks for the tip on CRL, Charles. They come highly recommended. Good luck on your crow's nest!
That looks really good, is it a homemade half cab? What kind of construction? It looks molded. Did you cut & install the windows yourself or did...
Cut out the half cab sidewall doublers and roof stiffener spine... now waiting for the glue on the sidewall doublers to dry while I enjoy an Aloha...
Quick answer: getting top dollar for my old tower was a high priority. Every project needs adequate funding, right Derek?
...and yeah, I have a...
Side panels are cut. First side panel dry fit is as perfect as I could have hoped for!
Brain fart! Last night was a rough one.
Just sent the PM. If big reeler backs out, I'm down. Thx.
That is one awesome guardian! Thx for the pic, Glen!
Thanks Bill. Checking now.
My boy has a Surfmaster. Let me see if he's down for your Newell spool...
Impressive, Glen! Who did the work? Anyway, I wouldn't mind fishing in it with you guys in Guam!
I've got one you can have in trade for something like a Tady45... PM me if interested.
Thanks Tommy, Rizo & Glen.
Here's a peek at the concept sketch for what I've got planned. I imported this very same sketch into a professional...
Mastic scraped off and wiped clean (yuck). Windshield screw holes grinded flat and filled in...
Lookin sick, Nathan!
Yep, SHORT BIT logs a LOT of time in the "outer limits" ...and in the process, he had tested eisinglass to its limit in his application and came...
Yep. Most guys would have taken that path. This will be much different.
As a matter of fact, the tower came off a Radon (SHORT BIT) in favor of...
Swapping out my tuna tower & windshield for a glass over ply half cab. Big shout out to the "anonymous" BD'er who ended up with my tower LOL...
I second what he said. Like polishing out a surfboard. Can also use a 9" grinder (as an alternate to the jitterbug sander) with "extra soft" Power...
Sounz tempting, Jason.
UPDATE. Removed from the boat.
Do these have footman loops (or some other feature) for attaching flat line clips out the back?
Ladies & gentlemen, I present to you the proud inventor of the "Shake Weight"
Oh yeah, I've heard of this bugga
Have you guys seen & tagged many GW's in the PV cove & Hags areas?
How much of a price drop on the GT?
Sold. I'll take it.
Thanks for the offer, Ron. Turns out mine is okay... so hopefully someone else needs it
How far into the channel do you plan to go at the furthest, Kevin?
I really dig my 7.3. Tons of power and it can get amazing fuel mileage... I would suggest a pre-2003 X with the 7.3.
Where in Newp were you guys yakkin?
This event caused lifeguards to evacuate the water this week in HB. Anyone here have pics or first hand accounts?
Here's a pic from pastor Sumo...
Got your PM Chris. I'll be surfing SanO with the crew this AM and will bring it down...
This is a full-sized hockey stick. About 5 feet long or so.
Aluminum framed tempered glass walkaround cuddy windows. Good condition, no scratches or cracks.
UPDATE! Windows are removed from boat. Ready to...
Someone is going to be very stoked. Yet another BD success story... :)
I'm down if first deal falls thru. Will pick up local.
Shoot me a PM. I've got a fixed mount VHF you can have for cheap.
I'm down for the two 4-inch deck plates. But I will first need to set up a surf trip with my son so we can make a sesh out of it... LOL
Got it. Thanks
Sounds good Leroy. Thanks!
Nice work! Lookin really good!
Okay, she will go for it, Buddy. It's yours!
Aluminum preferred. See pic. Need this specific size to fit into rear locker cabinet of my boat.
How much for the speargun?
I've got the dough and I'll buzzing right by you on the 405 twice today... Shoot me a PM with address, time, etc.
Are you the original owner of this radar, Kelly?
Anyway, I'd like to come check it out and pick it up! I'll PM you my phone number.
Sign me up for the Raytheon FF.
Thanks Buddy. Let me check with my girl and see if she will go for that.
Hey Scott. Count me in if the deal falls through. I'm in your neighborhood on a regular basis :)
I am aware of that, Fred. We have a huge group of good people with all kinds of resources here. And I'm stoked to be part of Bloodydecks!
Yeah, I've seen those but right now I'm partial to the thermoplastic ones as in the pics. Thanks
LED preferred. See pics. Thanks!
Oliver just PM'd me; he is second in line for this.
Holding it for you til we meet up this weekend, Wayne.
<<< SOLD >>>
Magma Marine Cuisine Stainless Kettle Grill w/Round Rail Mount and Fishing Rod Holder Adapter
Magma 15" stainless steel propane gas...
BTW, on a totally different subject, a few folks were slaying the corbina and even bagged a nice hali while surf fishing at Trestles...
Sick! I'll tear the posted ad down.
Thanks for the sentiment, Dondo LOL
Offering this Corey Perry Signed Hockey Stick for sale on behalf of my grade school daughter. She won this piece of sports memorabilia...
I have one just like it. But with canvas cover and rail mount. Putting up an ad later today :)
Lowrance LMS-300 sonar/Loran C.
Comes with mounting bracket, paddle wheel speed/water temp sensor and cables. Skimmer transducer had its cable cut...
Having trouble loading the image. So, I'm just gonna place a BD forum ad to give away the unit for free or trade for a couple jigs. You will have...
Hey, don't get me wrong, it's old! The thing is stting in a box in my garage LOL
Thanks! Always room for improvement. We can often address annoyances like that and add creature comforts at the same time. So many small, simple...
I have a setup you can have for free. PM me.
Ditched the original ones that always fill up with water & dirt with a homemade starboard replacement. Now it fits cans with foam coozies, coffee...
Lookin good! Really good!
Rough, late Saturday night meant leaving the dock at DP at 8:30AM. Met up with Chris (phishinful) & Kevin, loaded up the gear and motored out to...
Diggin the pics Jeff! Keep em comin!
Actually a guy named Turnbull speared one in SD waters in the late nineties El Niño. Awesome achievement!!!
Okay, I'll take the 4 1/2 footer aftco gaff to replace my old 4 footer :)
(I'll be posting a free 4' gaff pretty soon)
Poked around the south CDM reefs this morning for fish taco meat. 10-15 foot vis. Mid sixties water temp. JBL one piece pole, custom rigged band...
In great condition considering it was printed (litho) in 1968 by the Jack Cole Company of Costa Mesa, California- the manufacturer of the...
Nice job guys! Yes, the megabait irons are HOT right now ;)
Too bad most of "those guys" probably will never read this post. We saw a bunch of clueless guys on the 279 yesterday on everything just shy of...
Yeah, it was a "paddy of boats" LOL ...Most civil if not cordial & well behaved but then there's always the ones who don't play nice ...forget (?)...
Quick half day run with professor Kevin... in water at Dana Point by 7:00, home just after lunch. AM clouds with rain squalls and swirling cloud...
Hey Chris, lemme know if the first hitch guy falls thru... Maybe we can buddy boat!!?
Stoked to give this puppy a new home ;) ...Pic: breaking it in with my kids, a truckload of groms & wifey after work & school ...North Laguna...
The story never gets old. Thanks for posting, Jeff!
Haha! Awesome! Way to go!! My name is Randy. I'm the guy who bought Roger Ogata's old boat about 10 years ago. Lemme know if you wanna go fish on...
No Gary, I applied the vinyl myself.
It's been a few years, so out with the old (upper photo) and in with the nu ;)
Shout out to Sign & Sign in GG Korean business district for high...
Hey Eric! Long time no chat! Remember me from Terrence's website (proe_geek)? Anyway, was that you on the news!!!?
Hey Jeff. It's me Randy. Long time no chat. Hope all's well and blessed with you. Take care.
Chasing down a stingray at Cescent Bay. Before Big Wednesday swell (Hurricane Marie). Watch this fish flex before and after she accelerates with a...
That thing would be really functional with the windshield swapped out for a Hawaiian style pilot house. You'll have shade, shelter from spray and...
Hey guys, here's a handy recent upgrade to my boat. As Trophy 2002 owners can attest, a good roller would help and a sturdy mooring bit would make...
Launched out of Dana Point just before sunrise, found several paddies with finicky rat YT in the vicinity of 279. Made what ended up being the...
We heard too. A PBer suggesting knuckling up on the dock LOL
My brother has a set he is selling...
Curt, thanks. It's 3/4 marine ply, glued construction. Base coat is two coats of Krylon satin black with top coat consisting of two coats Valspar...
Okay, good luck!
Cap, I be you would agree that the easiest process is to start with a male plug, shape it, add bondo as needed and once you get it just right,...
Pending pickup. To skipper Mike_I
So the CD player radio my boat came with finally died.
Grabbed a low-buck deal at WM for 69 bucks. Package included mechless head unit with...
Up for grabs is a FREE pair of black West Marine 6.5IN speakers. Works but one needs a new junction piece soldered back on. Comes with hardware....
Haha yep, Bryan
Faces or backs, Bryan?
okay, it's a little late... but Happy Bee-Day anyway!
I two straight tube weld-on models. Cheap. PM if you like.
Were you guys out by Eva or Kaena?
Yeah! Kids rule!
Okay, here's a shot I took with my phone on Friday, January 6 2012. When I snapped the pic, I was standing on a cliff. Keep in mind it was...
Mine is going up for sale. Its the one on "Check out My Boat" with the new tower. Let me know.
Somebody got a great deal on excellent stuff. The Fishing Boats Unlimited console is an outstanding design. Way to go!
Hate to say it, but I need to sell her. This really sucks to write this.
Good stuff. Thanks for posting.
I have one available due to downsizing. Will post it here on BD soon.
Aftco Roller Trollers work great for both apps. I like the clean, vertical look of the Rupp Nok Outs but havn't tried them yet.
I installed a single station Seastar Pro unit last season. Silky smooth fingertip steering and zero feedback. I love it.
I second that. Roller trollers are nice.
True! Thanks for the reminder!
Nice garibaldi and flatty
I bet they're even busier now since Rolph Audiss (founder of Audiss Marine and Modern Mariner) retired. Rolph was a rare individual- a walking...
Right. Shims. You probably have angled side walls.
Way to go on the first time yellos. How was luch at In-n-out? I seen your cup sitting on your patio table.
I've seen this boat face to face and walked around on her deck. THIS IS AN INSANE RIG!!!
Tom, you really do nice work.
As far as your...
You would die if you seen my buddy Thor's 65+ pounders he got off the Alijos rocks. Nice fish.
Bonehead sahimi? Hmmmm I only seen buddy DannyTuiteleleapaga do that... and right on the boat... he ate our bait
Right on Leo.
Hey, are you going to join the mob this weekend?
I'll third Tom at Saltwater Specialties 949.548.3474
All the ones I've spotted were marked with a distinct brownish orange leafy appearance. Stands right out against the blue water.
Good work and helpful tips. Thanks.
I don't care for the low sodium shoyu.
Hey Jim, I lost your number off my speed dial. PM me.
CONGRATS!!! Way to go Roger& Tina!
I was stoked on two to three pound crappies and 24" channel cats when I was his age. Way to go guys.
Thanks Jim! Have a good time workin on the pad. Wish you could go.
Agua, the boat is a 1991 2002 Trophy walkaround. Not many like this one, huh?
I have one of Tony's creations. Very nice.
the worms make homes on anything and everything. You'll see.
Installed a new (to me) 2000 Mercury 150HP XR6 (freshwater motor with less than 500 hrs) and also a Seastar hydrualic steering system. Took the...
This is something to look forward to... father and son fish slaying time!
Way to slay...
TACO is also in Anaheim, I think.
Back in the early 90's, I bought a boat that belonged to Oren K. from Catalina VA; he replaced the rubrail with firehose and it actually looked...
way to go!
Looks like they skimped on the original design. Like KC said, go see TOm at Saltwater Specialties in Costa mesa.
I know FishSniper.
I think it's nice.
GO for the lomi lomi, can't miss the lau-lau and for sure get kalua pig, then there's manapua like misuse said. Finish off with a nice cool chunk...
The L&L that is local to my work has a 4-piece deal for under 3 bucks. Cannot finish- too beeeeeeeeeeeg.
Tom, you did a great job. I get the feeling you can build anything.
Looks great, very functional. Did you spend a lot of time smoothing out the hand laid fiberglass? YOu see a lot of these types of conversions in...
The gelcoat will flake. I can't speak for the paint.
The teri chicken breast ones are better some times. Get em for a buck at 7-11, Sack-n-save, FoodLand or gas station counter... in Hawaii
Don't skimp on hull repairs. Keep your peace of mind and hire an expert on BD if you're not 100% confident.
Like they said except use silica, not walnut shells or dolomite. Don't forget the PVA for gelcoat. Try not to thin out the resin too much or it...
Somebody on the boards was giving one away for FREE a few months back...
I put a set in a 65 mustang. Tokk 10 minutes. Been running sweet for over a year now. WARNING: don't leave the ignition on without the motor...
Hey what happened? How come My main homie American Idol William "She Bangs" Hung is not in the group shot? What the heck!
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You can't miss it, it's right between the Ping Pong/pool hall and the the fried rice place off GG Blvd.
"At the end of it all Im happy my parents did do alot, and I can't thank them enough. Risking their lives and capture from the VC to start a...
yep. this is really gonna be insane
... take it easy bro LOL LOL LOL
Yeah. Thanks Bob.
I found out one of my close homies is one of "those guys". This is really upsetting. I don't know what to do. LOL
That steel basket is not gonna last long. What are you doin? One rust test?
BD musubi... sounds yummy.
Thanks. Way to go.
Lets see after a day of fun and fishing,... go hiking deep into Makua cave on a moonless night with a small double-A flashlight and one or two...
That's exactly what Jason was talkin about: "Yep I would bolt it straight through with a backing plate."
That suck that you had a problem with Seatow. They're good at coming to get my boat LOL.
Yep, what they said.
Don't hang out in Waianae/Makaha area. Spooooooky.
Why are there so many clustered around the BD headquaters???
ROBERT! Shame on you! Does your sister know you have her as your avavtar!? Dang! What a shame!
Yeah, What Robert said. Go for the imported copy, dude!
Get well soon.
Can't wait to see a report and pics after you get 'er fired up! LOL
Sweeeet! I just brought this one home last night...
Great boat. Enjoy!
How could you resist not pegging that throttle??? Dang! Amazing self control.
I better get fishin and takin pics. Great job guyz.
I would like to meet DJ face to face some day.
Huh? I didn't see anything about a free bimini top? Confused.
If it's really wide, you'll need to hire a chase vehicle with spinning yello strobe light. LOL
THat's why the kits come with a housing. Hopefully next time you'll just need to replace the rubber impeller only. FYI: after installing the new...
You guys are really doin it up in style. Good goin on makin better use of the space under that dash. Smart design and fabbin.
I wish I never had to sell mine. Wow, it looks really clean. Hope to meet you on the water some time
Watch out Pacquiao.
I enjoyed. Thanks
That is one of the main things I was lookin for when I bought my house. "RV access". I love having my fourteen foot wide by 30 foot long parking...
Is that black gelcoat or is the bilge painted? Looks good.
could the prop be spun?
Come on lighten up. You know that's funny LOL
I was buzzing around in my boat for the past year with expired stickers and never got popped. Lucky. The new ones came recently so no worries...
Very cool Mark. Go to Orvis.com. They sell blazers, shoes, docker type pants, shoes and vests as well as fishing stuff. LOL
The Hawaiian salt makes all the difference...
Just a thought: you might wanna pad the jack stands so you don't scratch any of the galvy coating on your trailer.
I got mine too.
Classic lines. Nice
Snow? That's salt LOL
Here's how you convert MPH to knots. Get your pencil ready.
Take the reading in MPH and multiply by 0.8689762. Walah. Now you got knots....
Showing my age.
Ha ha! Good one Jim. Makin me hungry, though.
Steering. You can probably go with either a cable or even a lightweight hydraulic unit such as a Hynautic/Baystar. I would go with the hydraulic...
My LMS350A died a sudden, unexplainable death last season.
That's gnarly Dave.
Shoot him a post. He'd probably still recognize you. He never forgets a name or a face....
That's cool that you and your wife get out and fish. Very cool.
That boat looks GREAT, JIM!!! Way to go helpin your dad. Let's get together and fish that sucka!
BTW, Jim & Dave- how's your Harl goin?
I ride all the time, but I am nowhere near as good as my brothers. Rat, you look familar. Do you surf RJ's/56th/46th/Blackies or...
Wow- small world BlueHunter. I got the picture off the web. Three of my brothers are still pros. They still skate.
I love it. Another BD success story.
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