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    Santa Cruz/Anacapa 8/10-14

    First trip fishing and cruising Channel Islands. Spent most of our time around Santa Cruz and hit Anacapa on the way back to the harbor. Weather was really nice most of the time. Was going to cross over to Santa Rosa Wednesday about noon but it was pretty snotty in the gap so decided to take it...
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    Current Catalina gas price?

    I’m heading out tomorrow and looked around online, searched this forum and can’t find any current gas price info for regular at the island. Has anyone bought fuel there recently? I like to top off before heading over to San Clemente. Thanks
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    Anyone familiar with Socalreels?

    The reason I ask is because I got an email today saying the are having a blow out, going out of business sale. There are a few new and used reels listed for well under $100 new and used for $25 plus shipping. I don't have any experience with these reels but they look good in the pics and I'm...
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    Going to Rancho Leonero soon, any words of wisdom?

    My girlfriend and I are going to the Ranch for the first time at the end of this month for a week. Several years ago I did a few trips on the mother ships out of San Philipe and LaPaz. I've done some Baja car camping and fishing so I'm not a total newbie to fishing in Baja. I've done a...
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    Amato pilot house boats?

    Does anybody have knowledge or experience with Amato pilot house boats? I saw this one on Craigslist yesterday and it looks like it would work well for the fishing and cruising I do. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/boa/5555827159.html I am familiar with the panga skiffs but have never been...
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    Saturday 8/14 Marlin in Santa Monica Bay

    Me and my girlfriend were returning from a Wednesday to Saturday trip to Catalina and offshore out of Marina Del Ray. We had a really nice trip but it had been lackluster for us as far as the fishing was concerned. On the way back to the harbor Saturday morning we trolled all the way from the...
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    Yellowtail on the shoe Sunday 7/22

    Sorry for the late report - launched Saturday out of MDR, plan was to head offshore and stay around Catalina for a few days. Ended up staying close to the coast Saturday night due to the weather. Got a scoop of weak horse deans from San Pedro bait in the afternoon. Woke up to much better...
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    Passing though Coos Bay/Benton next month want to fish, any suggestions?

    Hi All, I'm going on a motorcycle road trip next month from central Ca to the Seattle area via the coastal route returning inland via Glacier and Yellowstone NP's. We would like to fish a couple of days along the way. My traveling buddy said he has heard good things about fishing out of the...
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    2009 Harley Crossbones (soft tail springer) for sale

    Time to sell my harley, too many toys and not enough time so this one needs to go. It is an 09 with less than 17,000 miles on it. $12,500 it's a firm and fair price. Great condition, runs perfect and needs nothing. 96 inch motor with six speed transmission. Currently set up for touring with a...
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    Anybody switch OMC Cobra to Volvo SX drive?

    After three rebuilds and finding water in the drive today after a 200 mile trip last week, I'm done with my Cobra drive and want to do the Volvo SX conversion. Should have done it with the motor I guess..... I have a fresh 5.8 engine and engine mounted raw water pump so I think I just have to...
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    Fished Sitka 6/9-11

    Went on my first trip to Alaska, I decided it was time to get it off my bucket list. Booked a package deal with Alaska Premier Charters at the Wild Strawberry Lodge. I went with three friends who have gone there before long story short it was a great trip with a first class company! We fished...
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    can OMC Cobra 800 drives be rebuilt and made relaible?

    Howdy folks, I have a Cobra 800 drive with 5.8 engine. I am on my second rebuilt drive. The first one failed when the pinion gear exploded with about 10 hours on it. The drive was rebuilt again and it failed yesterday with 37 hours on it. This time it sounds like stripped gears in the upper...
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    fishing in the Windward islands?

    I'll be sailing from Saint Lucia to Grenada next month on a three week vacation. I plan to bring some tackle to fish offshore and inshore. I have never been to the Windwards before, can anybody offer advice or tips for fishing there? I plan to troll while we are traveling between islands and...
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    Which Kodiak brakes SS or Cad plated?

    I'm replacing my trailer brakes with Kodiak discs. My question is should I spend the money for all Stainless steel units at $316 per side or Cad plated at $126 per side? The Cad have a 3 year warranty, the SS have a 6 year. I'm thinking that I can replace the Cad units 2.5 times for the cost...
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    Catalina report 4/26-30

    Left Davies Wednesday morning headed for the west end with a friend. Had frozen squid for bait and hoped to make some while there. Fished the west end down to Cat harbor for calico's, sheepshead and the usual incidental catch. No cbass or yellow tail. Signs of life faded the further we got from...
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    Question for SportPilot oweners

    I just installed a SportPilot+ on my boat and it has some play in the vertical axis (forward-aft). The looseness seems to come from the clutch assembly. I uninstalled and reinstalled the unit a couple of times to make sure everything is installed properly. It isn't real bad but just dosen't...