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  1. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Open Seats Week 3 WP

    I'll be down at westport week 3 of the opener for hali thurs-sun. I've got a half assed crew coming and going through those days so I have some amount of seats on all 4 days. 2 seats on Sunday and 3 on thurs. If you want to fish fri, sat we are going to do inshore rockfish one day and fish perch...
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    Freshwater Golden Delicious

    Coot buster here. Unloaded a whole box of 3-1/2" BBB on a group of coot. Grandpa taught me never to shoot what you dont eat. Teriyaki coot was the best I could do and damn the coot seems to last forever!
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    Freshwater Golden Delicious

    I'll take my chances in the 1.5 FOW! The biomass of these things is unbelieveable
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    Freshwater Golden Delicious

    The wife insisted that it is highly sought after in her native Vietnam. Despite being duly warned, she deep fried it with no batter. It is red like a steak and actually has a bit of a beef flavor to its nastiness. It was unanimously decided these are not edible
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    Freshwater Golden Delicious

    Since safety is my number one priority and the coast was angry we swapped over to the poontoon and headed east to spear some of the most underrated red meat in the PNW. Were new to this and learning. Aim is still pretty poor but getting better. Going to try rigging for night time hunt/fish...
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    Weather May 6th Westport

    Ha! I knew swanny was gonna like that!! The man is standing on a swim step on his own accord not holding a baby out a 3rd story window. He gets hammered because he does alot of things that most of us consider reckless but standing on the swim step is probably the least of them! In a world...
  7. Captain Decent

    Weather May 6th Westport

    Swimsteps must be outlawed! Thsts the best seat in the house imo
  8. Captain Decent

    Plastic or brass?

    When does the sea ray get its new aluminum hull? Damn this refit is getting extreme yall!
  9. Captain Decent

    BC this summer??????

    Why is it that the people with thr vaccine are still the most scared of covid? Yeah I'm really excited for a vaccine that they dont even know how long it lasts, they're already angling for booster shots, they aren't confident whether you can transmit covid or not, you might still get it, it's...
  10. Captain Decent

    Plastic or brass?

    Bronze if you plan to moor it alot, stainless is an option for above waterline/not moored for long periods. No way on plastic no matter what brand name they're using these days.
  11. Captain Decent

    Weather May 6th Westport

    I heard if you say safety, stay safe, safety first or some iteration of that 100x it comes true. So mask up and stay super duper extra safe. No hard feelings (thats what she said) but I'll expect to see your open water debut this year now that you have a boat. That's not peer pressure.
  12. Captain Decent

    Weather May 6th Westport

    Lol as the kids say. Safety first, stay on the inside.
  13. Captain Decent

    North coast travel alert.

    But what if I wear 2, 3 or maybe 4 masks? our govt will probably pay the tribes to stay closed a few more years anyways so we'll wipe out the quotas in the adjacent areas faster.
  14. Captain Decent

    Boat ideas - help me spend money

    The swing tongue is great and we have one on the pontoon but never put one on a trailer that is seeing anywhere near max capacity because those cast POSs are prone to cracking and failing.
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    This is exactly what I've been shopping for but they want outrageous prices for them by and...

    This is exactly what I've been shopping for but they want outrageous prices for them by and large. Snoozed and loozed on a 20 footer recently
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    Boat ideas - help me spend money

    22' tri toon is what you need and what were you thinking buying into an HOA, not enough gubmint in your life already? Of all the boats I've owned, the pontoon is the only one I'd recommend across the board.
  17. Captain Decent

    North coast travel alert.

    Is it really a good idea to be traveling anyways with these variants around?
  18. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Couple questions. 1 electrical, the other bait tank.

    5200 won't really stick to starboard due to the waxy property of the p Matetial. There are some write ups online I have read about some process you can use to get it to work to some degree though. In my experience it seals fine but doesn't reach its adhesive potential on plastics of this type
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    Saltwater Couple questions. 1 electrical, the other bait tank.

    I wouldn't want the rod holders sticking out of the bait tank either but if you really want to tou can drill and tap the tank and then get the correct length screw that, when tightened, is flush with the inside wall of the tank and then put a little dab of 5200 over the hole. That breaker can't...
  20. Captain Decent

    Open Seat Tomorrow a.m. hali

    @Hard Chargin' I feel your pain. I had my "voyage terminated" about 10 years ago for having one dim nav light and no throwable when I was by myself on a calm clear day. Us dumbass civilians shouldn't be on the water anyways right?
  21. Captain Decent

    My thoughts exactly. Whatever lives down there gets near zero pressure

    My thoughts exactly. Whatever lives down there gets near zero pressure
  22. Captain Decent

    Open Seat Tomorrow a.m. hali

    Quite sporty out there today. Dragged some hootchie/mackerel around north area 9. 150-600ft. Even pounded a pipe at 600 for the hell of it. You'd think something would pick up the mackerel but no. I've always been intrigued at what might be down at the depths of ps because noone really seems...
  23. Captain Decent

    Open Seat Tomorrow a.m. hali

    Who knows they once roamed these waters. Ima try dropping deep and seeing what happens rather than the conventional wisdom of fishing the banks
  24. Captain Decent

    Open Seat Tomorrow a.m. hali

    Headed out of edmonds to fish a9 and maybe 6 for some hali. Last minute decision. Got some seats right now.
  25. 1976 Bertram 31 Yanmars

    1976 Bertram 31 Yanmars

    1976 bertram 31. Fly bridge cruiser. With 18000lb trailer. Yes its trailerable. 2008 yanmar 315hp turbo diesels. 1200hrs. Run perfect. Start instantly. No smoke. ZF gears. Has the standard dinette and v berth bed with new upholstery. Fridge. New upper and lower Garmin electronics. New seadeck...
  26. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Wanted: Small Mesh PS Shrimp Pots

    Looks like there will be no non spot shrimp season at all in any area that I can find.
  27. Captain Decent

    BC this summer??????

    I dont think we can blame covid anymore
  28. Captain Decent

    Fat Ass Girl gets a new shiny Bed

    Need some louvers and a banner decal that says "Risser" in olde english/latino font along the back window.
  29. Captain Decent

    New to MA 11 & 12

    Tell him to put that shit on a trailer and fuel up the truck
  30. Captain Decent

    New to MA 11 & 12

    Sure seems there would be alot of lings on that bridge but I tried years ago and tinmaniacs comment is spot on. You drop down and your gear will be gone instantly. I've always thought the clay banks had potential. I gave up years ago because once you fish the islands/straits/ocean it's a...
  31. Captain Decent

    Tackle management recommendations?

    I do a tray for every type of fishing and keep it in a big duff style bag. Works ok. Better than a traditional tackle box
  32. Captain Decent

    Garmin transducer location

    Gonna get alot of turbulence there. I've never gotten reliable readings from a transom mount. Also appears a bit high. Who did your install, not the cleanest work. If they're gonna just plug the holes with 5200 I'd like to at least see them work it in and wipe it flush. Thru hull is the way to...
  33. Captain Decent

    Garmin Transducers and Adapters FS

    Got a bunch of new garmin stuff left over from a recent electronics install. I have 3 brand new garmin transducers and some adapters. Transducer #1 GT21-TH 50/200hz chirp. Thru hull with fairing and all the stuff that comes with it. New in box $275 Transducer #2 GT54UHD-TM chirp. 50/200hz...
  34. Captain Decent

    Still Boatless

    I think you dodged a bullet avoiding those volvo pentas. Maintenance and reliability issues are well documented and if you are already pushing thr budget.... Also I maybe in the minority here but I am not in love with the looks and I question the seaworthiness of those ocean dreamers. They look...
  35. Captain Decent

    Good news Ladies! Remmington Ammo is Back!

    I have a Remington bucket o bullets in .22 I have never seen such awful ammo. Pop, pop, BANG, ffp, pop, pew, click. I'll shoot garbage all day but this is almost too poor for plinking. But their larger caliber stuff seems to be decent. Still, I really cant afford any production ammo any ways...
  36. Captain Decent

    Spot Shrimp Season

    Pretty soon fishing is going to be an app. Possibly in 3d tho...
  37. Captain Decent

    Anyone with a 26' Olympic?

    Dave brabo converted one of obs and I thought he sold it to someone on here. They are pretty shallow deadrise and they always seem to sit really low in the water in the stern but they have a good sized deck and rather nice cabin.
  38. Captain Decent

    Spot Shrimp Season

    Its times like when I am doing stop and go for hours on 405 and when I get 3 hours to catch shrimp that It occurs to me that we should let some more refugees and immigrants in. Plenty of room here.
  39. Captain Decent

    Turkey Talking

    Turkeys are showing up everywhere these days. Saw some up on tinkham road a while back. That said, NE for sure
  40. Captain Decent

    Which chlorophyll service

    Tuna dont eat no chlorophyll
  41. Captain Decent

    Spot Shrimp Season

    Do not fucking board me during my 3 hours a year! Few years back we burned about 30 minutes getting searched. Actually had to pull gear after hours because of it. But back in those days we got a generous 4 hours in EB.
  42. Captain Decent

    Westport snorkelers?

    Couple hundred in parts - couple hundred in dive fees = I’m not good at math but I’d be looking for a new phone.
  43. Captain Decent

    Topshot - Mono vs. Fluoro

    Question is what’s wrong with all mono? That stretch is useful for shock absorption and keeping the fish on. running 300 yards of braid and 50ft of mono makes no sense to me. What is the thought process here? the only thing I’ve found braid good for is getting deep. for tuna live bait I have...
  44. Captain Decent

    Topshot - Mono vs. Fluoro

    I must be a curmudgeon but I run all mono. I hate that damn splice that scrapes the guides when you get close. the only thing I like braid for is bottomfishing
  45. Captain Decent

    Daydreaming

    What scares me away from using an inboard diesel is that piecing them together to power a boat is a pia and expensive. On outboard is a package. And more desireable quite frankly. with that diesel you’re going to have to figure out what shaft angle, what prop, prop and shaft location, cutlas...
  46. Captain Decent

    Daydreaming

    Most people claim huge numbers at these builds but I don’t know why it has to be that way. If you do it yourself and keep it quick and dirty. I feel like you could install a deck, a fuel tank (s) and a pilot house on it for 20k. Power is going to make the project expensive and complicated but...
  47. Captain Decent

    Leash Law

    wow by this logic we sure have a lot more laws we need passed. Better get to work. the same people who make and support these bs nanny state laws are the same ones paralyzing society by putting responsibility on everyone but the offending individual
  48. Captain Decent

    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    Let me know if you want to run twins for offshore service
  49. Captain Decent

    Leash Law

    wonder how many passengers are going the fuck overboard and or losing their teeth when the driver accidentally reaches for a beer and kills power at WOT
  50. Captain Decent

    New tech

    This just confirms that we need to spend less time talking about fishing on a goddamn smartphone and more time fishing or at least if we’re gonna talk let it be on the docks. kinda reminds me of excel. It’s been 2 years I guess it’s time to move stuff around for no apparent reason. Same shit...
  51. Captain Decent

    How we feel about Marelon....... stainless?

    Why not stick with bronze again? No way on plastic.
  52. Captain Decent

    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    Iboats has a list of manufacturers that you can sort by brand then model and it lists the max hp
  53. Captain Decent

    New Boat! No Bait Tank ☹️

    That is a highly sought after tender.
  54. Captain Decent

    T9.9 tilt assembly

    All seasons marine in Renton seems to have any part ever made lying somewhere in a pile. It will be a used unit but if you need quick.
  55. Captain Decent

    If You Own A Ford...

    I thought my old 76 dodge power wagon w200 318 was the worst vehicle I ever owned until i bought an 05 dodge Cummins 2500. What a POS.
  56. Captain Decent

    Spotted Wldlfbio on freeway

    He’s all about that troll spread
  57. Captain Decent

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Cracked Weld

    If it’s sitting on rubber strips as they usually are you will have corrosion there as well. Left in the open the aluminum will weather very well but this rubber holds moisture against it constantly. The tanks in my Grady were all Swiss cheese where the hold downs were because they used that rubber.
  58. Captain Decent

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Cracked Weld

    Given blunderjets track record in this I would for damn sure replace the tank with one built by someone competent. the next crack could be on the bottom.
  59. Captain Decent

    Weird looking aluminum cat

    That thing is obviously some kind of ferry or some kind of inter island transport. No need to bash it since it’s purpose built but if it encountered any kind of seas the only thing that would save it is it’s sheer size. It has virtually no other features to make it offshore capable.
  60. Captain Decent

    Trailer Bunks PT or Non Treated

    I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Would take a very long time for saltwater soaked wood to rot. that being said I’d grab the PT unless you have aluminum.
  61. Captain Decent

    Fence builders?

    Let me know if you need a metal fence or gates.
  62. Captain Decent

    Weird looking aluminum cat

    Looks like they drew the plans up on an etch a sketch
  63. Captain Decent

    A LOAD of gear!!!

    I’ll take the ladder
  64. Captain Decent

    1981 SeaRay 255SRV Flybridge Refit

    Are you deleting the FB?
  65. Captain Decent

    info alert for Duramax owners

    super easy. Hardest part is getting the parts because of govt crackdown. You could actually make the kit yourself if you wanted to it really only involves (at least on my Ford) a couple of block off plates, some hose and a straight pipe. no need to remove the tank. Just leave it there. then...
  66. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Squid in Puget Sound

    Pretty much not any squid left
  67. Captain Decent

    info alert for Duramax owners

    you want a pat on the butt and an atta boy for saving the planet? delete that shit son!
  68. Captain Decent

    HappyHours getting new enclosure

    Only down side is that old scratched up one probably provided a lot more uv protection with all that haze!
  69. Captain Decent

    Stay tuned...

    They wouldn’t “gift” it to you on the BOS?
  70. Captain Decent

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    Nope commies still want their cut.
  71. Captain Decent

    Gate Keeper

    They scared off all the noobs now there’s no one to yell at?
  72. Captain Decent

    2017 Starcraft Poontoon 18’

    looking to round out the fleet with a drift boat and something like an 18ft Klamath
  73. Captain Decent

    Ammo and Mags

    How much for the 7.62 minus the clips?
  74. Captain Decent

    The sound just got a little tougher.

    Last time I saw some orcas was up in the San Juan’s. The whales were off in the distance and the wdfw speed boat was doing 50kts zig zagging back and forth to each boat telling them to stay back and kill the engine. Ironically most of this was done well within the 400 meter KILL ZONE
  75. Captain Decent

    The sound just got a little tougher.

    my problem is that, if you look at the “studies”, it’s almost impossible to keep these things alive. supposedly they can’t eat if a boat is within 400 yards which is impossible because our area is over populated, females won’t dive, plus females can’t dive as well as males, plus they only eat...
  76. Captain Decent

    The sound just got a little tougher.

    sounds great but you can’t even see a killer whale at 400 yards.
  77. Captain Decent

    The sound just got a little tougher.

    They probably had a research boat follow the mother’s within 20 yards for a few years straight to come up with this conclusion.
  78. Captain Decent

    How are these numbers??

    I had no idea boats could even get that kind of mileage. that number before the decimal is usually a 1 or 0.
  79. Captain Decent

    Cancel your big boat builds

    At least it’s got a pissed off black max on the back.
  80. Captain Decent

    How to stop boat leak.

    Plus, could be some suckerfish down there too which would be nice
  81. Captain Decent

    2017 Starcraft Poontoon 18’

    it’s pulling in so many wimmenz that it’s putting a strain on the marriage...
  82. Captain Decent

    2017 Starcraft Poontoon 18’

    2017 Starcraft 18ft Poontoon (see what I did there?). Yamaha 25 high thrust outboard. Runs great. Top speed around 12mph. I have never calculated it but she gets like 100mpg. Garmin Stryker fish finder. Shorelander bunk trailer with folding tongue. Weighs under 3000 and is the easiest boat in...
  83. Captain Decent

    Slip Sublease Wanted

    yeah tyee probably has room but that place is depressing. I’m gonna stay on the boat for a month Or so.
  84. Captain Decent

    Slip Sublease Wanted

    i was really hoping to put the boat in the water this week. I assumed chinook had spots and I was wrong. Although a lot of times they tell me they’re full when I know they’re not last Year I called and they said full. I had my wife call 5 min later and miraculously they had openings lol
  85. Captain Decent

    Slip Sublease Wanted

    thsnks but a little too far north
  86. Captain Decent

    Slip Sublease Wanted

    that would be perfect if it works
  87. Captain Decent

    Slip Sublease Wanted

    Looking to sublease a slip for the next month or two. From Tacoma to Edmonds. boat is 31x11
  88. Captain Decent

    Deleting 2016 Duramax stuff

    On my Ford I could replace an exhaust sensor in 60 seconds plus the time it took me to find a 12mm wrench. that Said I eventually had to give in to egr cooler and valve issues and delete. Cost me $1300 and a days work to do it myself. Problem is finding the parts now which the govt has cracked...
  89. Captain Decent

    Need a E over H brake guru

    Apply voltage directly to it and see what it does. Then measure your voltage output from your plug when you apply the brake. some years factory brake controllers weren’t compatible. I’ve got a problem with mine in a Ford 2012 f250. It’s not sending the correct voltage when using the brake...
  90. Captain Decent

    State taking away open carry of any weapon

    but this is exactly what you voted for. It’s not like they lied about their intentions.
  91. Captain Decent

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    Went Volvo I/O did ya?
  92. Captain Decent

    Solvkroken

    I have found, no, the pipe outperforms by a significant margin. But the cod jig sure is classier
  93. Captain Decent

    2014 Armstrong 28' monohull twin 250 4.2L Yamahas

    well I’m sure one of us could look after her for that time frame! I’ll keep the seat warm for you...just pointing out options
  94. Captain Decent

    Solvkroken

    we were using these out on the prairie one day and I’m pretty sure I or possibly the whole crew will be going to hell for it. Every time we would hook a fish we’d get it up a couple hundred feet. It would always come loose. And we would reel up what would look like the stomach of the fish almost...
  95. Captain Decent

    Solvkroken

    I’ve seen them at sportco. they need bigger hooks though. I’ve lost so many fish on those on the long way up.
  96. Captain Decent

    Long shot but 45/70 Ammo needed

    Did you post a wanted ad on waguns? I bet someone’s sitting on a box or 2
  97. Captain Decent

    School me on travel trailers

    If you plan to keep for a while you need to pony up for something high end. This is almost non existent in the rv world however. a lot of these things are built using a frame using a space aged material similar to something between card board and particle board. I don’t know where they even...
  98. Captain Decent

    Two Stroke Silencer?

    Didn’t they come from the factory with some sound deadening foam? If it’s missing I’d start with that. If by chance Merc didn’t install it then look for the equivalent material in other outboards that do. other than that you could start with a sound reducing undercoating that they spray on cars...
  99. Captain Decent

    Slow motion train wreck

    Well at least they didn’t panic...
  100. Captain Decent

    Slow motion train wreck

    I’d be ok with defunding THOSE police
  101. Captain Decent

    Slick Bunks

    It’s not what you’d like to see but how is it any different than any other bunk slick material in this regard? It’s slicker than hdpe and rocks won’t just disappear into the hdpe as it is pretty hard itself. it’s probably better than carpet anyway which will just hold sand and gravel there...
  102. Captain Decent

    Slick Bunks

    A lot of times these are small pads spaced way apart. I’m guessing this results in too high a floor loading. I put full length uhmw strips On my bunk trailer for my 28/30ft Grady. Problem solved. silicone spray is pretty helpful too but it leaves one hell of a slick So I stopped using it...
  103. Captain Decent

    Ever wondered what sunfish meat looks like

    Those fuckers owe me about $1000 in deductibles. plus if one of your dumbass buddies thinks it’s funny to snag one when you’re not looking. You WILL NOT catch another fish that day.
  104. Captain Decent

    Metabo grinder closeout

    might check and see if you can get a full guard that covers the whole disc. Or maybe just cut the plug off so it can’t hurt anyone.
  105. Captain Decent

    Metabo grinder closeout

    I’ll take one. PM inbound today
  106. Captain Decent

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    I find very little difference between places like BPS, sportco, sportsman’s, outdoor e. They all sell the same shit, service is mediocre. I don’t see much reason to get my jimmies rustled since all the mom and pop stores are already dead. don’t worry, soon you’ll have to buy all your gear from...
  107. Captain Decent

    Here we go again NB 2021

    If I could go back in time I would’ve done my best to marry into the quillayutes
  108. Captain Decent

    Quinault Tribe recall 29 tons of crab

    At least maybe this suggests the closures might have been legit?
  109. Captain Decent

    Here we go again NB 2021

    I heard covid is so bad, there’s hardly anyone left to answer the phones anymore.
  110. Captain Decent

    Security suggestions

    I think a motion detector setup to scan the approaches and have 2 alarms. One in your house and another outside for when you are gone. cameras aren’t going to help you because being a criminal isn’t a illegal in these parts. I have a motion detector and it works well and doesn’t give off too...
  111. Captain Decent

    WTB primers

    I’m a little short but let me know if 209 SPP will get you started. Found these left overs yesterday and I don’t reload pistol at the moment. And a smattering of pistol powder as well.
  112. Captain Decent

    WTB primers

    I don’t buy this explanation. This has been going on for so many years now. For like 5 years you could not barely even get a box of .22LR. If demand goes up, you ramp up production. Every company does. These are not complex items to manufacture. Sure you lag behind when demand spikes but you...
  113. Captain Decent

    Rascal Youth .22LR

    Appears to be spoken for
  114. Captain Decent

    Rascal Youth .22LR

    i dont see it
  115. Captain Decent

    Rascal Youth .22LR

    Free to new shooter. You pay for transfer. Lightly used mossberg rascal single shot bolt action rifle. this thing is tiny and has a cool little aperature sight that you don’t usually see on rifles like this.
  116. Captain Decent

    Youth Cold Weather Gear-Free

    Son has outgrown this stuff but it’s still in great condition. fit him until this year (he’s 13). gamehide insulated bibs. Water repellent. Possibly water proof but I don’t recall. patagonia insulated vest free to a kid who can use them
  117. Captain Decent

    Any LEO's on BD

    If you’ve had much stolen from you or damaged you’ll find that the police will not help. I’ll give you another example. I was renting a house once. Had someone smash through and wipe out the fence. They drove off. In the collision, their license plate literally fell off. Turns out there was a...
  118. Captain Decent

    Any LEO's on BD

    honestly, I’m starting to think it might be a good idea. With the way they are run and their hands tied I feel like the only person they are likely to apprehend is me, the victim, after defending myself and property. property crime is overwhelming, their numbers too few and restrictions way too...
  119. Captain Decent

    Any LEO's on BD

    I was hit and run by a drunk driver in a Walmart parking lot. Totaled my Volvo. The driver initially stopped so I was able to get the license number and see she was drunk before she hauled ass out of there. the cops said since it was on private property and no one was seriously hurt, there was...
  120. Captain Decent

    WTBorrow 2" outside thread chaser

    I believe a lot of hardware stores like McClendon have pipe threading services
  121. Captain Decent

    Get your hip waders out .

    seems like a bad precedent to set: we’ll manage our funds poorly and shut down your fishery. Then implement an endorsement to open it back up.
  122. Captain Decent

    Get your hip waders out .

    What’s the rationale behind this? They want to outlaw boats because it makes fishing easier and increases the fishing pressure?
  123. Captain Decent

    PSA for those on a septic system

    Maybe cutting down on your fiber could help too?
  124. Captain Decent

    Squid questions...

    Theyre bigger than usual this year but the season is showing signs of slowing down
  125. Captain Decent

    Transmission porn...

    I haven’t been able to find any info on rebuilding a ZF yourself. Although I havnt tried too hard since mine are working fine.
  126. Captain Decent

    Transmission porn...

    what does an average rebuilt ZF cost?
  127. Captain Decent

    New Cat !

    Just another day in the life pontoonin’
  128. Captain Decent

    Saltwater How far north do squid go?

    Edmonds is about as far north as you will see for good reports.
  129. Captain Decent

    Cruising boat remorse

    approx 0 deg deadrise.
  130. Captain Decent

    GMC Duramax

    Is this a 2x4?
  131. Captain Decent

    Furuno FF/GPS/Radar

    Working furuno setup with open array radar. Removing from boat soon. Will include transducer. $500
  132. Captain Decent

    Cruising boat remorse

    Kingfisher is looked at with suspicion in part due to their use of significantly thinner hull material which their marketing division is quick to put a positive spin on as being advertised as “stressed skin”. I would call it “cut costs” or “cheaped out” but that’s why I don’t work in marketing...
  133. Captain Decent

    Virtual Bottom paint

    Vegetation grows quite readily on regular bottom paint so I’d be interested in what virtual bottom paint can do for me.
  134. Captain Decent

    Cruising boat remorse

    last thing I need is two peninsular diesels ha! but that’s interesting as I have never seen that. Must be pretty rare although cool when running.
  135. Captain Decent

    Cruising boat remorse

    As nice as those boats are I don’t understand why they don’t rig at least some with twins. I’m no speed demon but if I can’t do at least low 20s cruise I might as well just end it now.
  136. Captain Decent

    LAST MINUTE SEAFOOD SALE

    I recommend the mahi
  137. Captain Decent

    Cruising boat remorse

    I really like these. This was the other boat I wanted besides the Bertram at the time but finding them with outboards is difficult. Most have an IO.
  138. Captain Decent

    Single vs Twins

    Did you try steering with the throttles? If both twins are running you can steer with throttle control unless the engines were flopping around back there with no fluid. As for system redundancy. What are the chances something puts both motors down? The vast majority of possible failure points...
  139. Captain Decent

    Single vs Twins

    Trying to plane on a single twin to get home is a really bad idea. You’re risking spinning a hub, overheating, and generally over straining your remaining engine. To answer your question, some boats can plane on a twin but not comfortably in most situations. I’ve had 3 boats with twins and...
  140. Captain Decent

    Single vs Twins

    Voting single 250/300 and a 9.9 aux for a 24. No reason to complicate maintenance and rigging with twins on that size a boat. In an emergency a 9.9 will be adequate to get home in most situations. Imo 24 is the cutoff point though where I like twins above that. Still I do appreciate the...
  141. Captain Decent

    Let's talk shrimp pots

    The ladners work better hands down and the bigger the better. That being said I run the smaller square danielsons at the moment and for the last few years. No matter what you do they just won’t hold more than 100 shrimp and usually more like 60ish so you gotta work. If I drop an octogon trap in...
  142. Captain Decent

    Looking for ocean classes/knowledge

    The only reason people think the sound/straits are more dangerous is because everyone steers clear of the ocean when it gets past 6ft at 10. No matter how bad it gets in the sound or islands you can always find shelter and calm water not far away. That said, the most hazardous situations...
  143. Captain Decent

    Alumaweld 19ft sled

    unprecedented times call for unprecedented prices
  144. Captain Decent

    Looking for ocean classes/knowledge

    I haven’t been able to find much useful info in this field. The most important things I think there is to know is 1) local knowledge (currents, tides, reefs, sandbars, depths) and 2) the handling characteristics of your particular boat. Some boats bow steer, some are tippy, some are...
  145. Captain Decent

    Large Walk around vessels....

    One day I will buy a retired charter and turn it into a live aboard. I don’t know why conventional yachts are all-cabin. I mean you got on a giant boat just to sit inside a replica of your living room? I wanna be outside!
  146. Captain Decent

    Substantiated 2021 Halibut Rumors

    damnit hawksfan we have a guy for these announcements. Next time follow protocol
  147. Captain Decent

    Boat Trailer Inspections, & Titles

    I feel like this is a boat that is not worth the slightest hassle, am I in the ballpark here?
  148. Captain Decent

    Boat Trailer Inspections, & Titles

    A lot of times the number is a shitty decal that always falls off.
  149. Captain Decent

    WTB: Electronics Take Offs?

    I know you high rollers like to upgrade your electronics every year with the latest shit so I figured before I go shopping I’d see if anyone has any recent take offs that they are selling. I’m replacing aging furuno stuff on the bertram. I am not brand loyal and am looking for something no more...
  150. Captain Decent

    Machine shop recommendations (kicker motor)

    If you get left hand drill bits and keep drilling larger and larger, the broken bolt almost always comes out. The usual mistake is too small of an extractor. If nothing else eventually you’ll be able to dig the remaining screw threads out with a pick.
  151. Captain Decent

    Saltwater while prospecting for squid

    We’re they ever really gone? As I recall they were there, we shut it down, told they were almost extinct and then we just assumed they were. hopefully if they do ever reopen, they go against department policy and implement a “reasonable” limit. It’s like it’s all or nothing with them on...
  152. Captain Decent

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    I don’t think ease of future engine swaps is the driving factor on these swaps. Who is planning 3000 hours ahead? Maybe the chargers? it’s the unreliability of the system. The dog house is a PIA but a lot of these are flush deck now but the drives and engines have a well documented history of...
  153. Captain Decent

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    if there’s nothing wrong with I/Os then why are so many planning for an expensive conversion? Never once seen a swap the other way around. Boats with I/Os are typically far cheaper than an OB powered counterpart. Good examples are ospreys and seasports. Versions with OBs are almost double the...
  154. Captain Decent

    Customer service sucks

    during the process of buying our pontoon from there, we found communication with the buyers to be a very low priority.
  155. Captain Decent

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    the 2 main concerns are structural integrity of the transom to support the weight and thrust and also the changes to the center of mass.
  156. Captain Decent

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Builders?

    on a rip are ya bud?
  157. Captain Decent

    Razor Clams closed due to Toxins

    I can’t be the only one who has observed tribal shell fishing being performed on beaches that were otherwise closed for “health reasons”
  158. Captain Decent

    Double Ooops

    It will be a while because they have brainwashed the vast majority in the region to believe they are the party of the poor and just a little more tax money is needed to solve the problem
  159. Captain Decent

    RELOADING AND BOAT STUFF

    Standing by for more details about brass, the bandsaw, drill press
  160. Captain Decent

    Boat Cover Help

    with a waiting list though and $600+ /mth to store a 21footer? when I called about moorage they wanted like $50 to get put on the list and $20/mth to wait!!
  161. Captain Decent

    Boat Cover Help

    10x20 Costco carport. Maybe on extensions to clear the top
  162. Captain Decent

    LOCK UP YOUR BOATS FOLKS

    I like the idea of serious theft prevention but the one problem is how much damage are they going to inflict while trying to get the motor off. They really have not much to fear from law enforcement and it’s illegal to hurt them so they have plenty of time to fuck your shit up. id rather have...
  163. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Squidding A10

    well you must have caught all the ones off alki cause we couldn’t find but a few here and there so we had to make the journey to the waterfront where we found lots of them near the aquarium.
  164. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Squidding A10

    Was that you we launched next too? We were in the pontoon.
  165. Captain Decent

    Large Walk around vessels....

    i have no idea what their current lineup is but I’ve seen some commercial radon’s around that we’re pushing 40+. Maybe custom? Don’t know but they pop up from time to time. I think your only hope is to find an old custom job that might show up in alaska or something
  166. Captain Decent

    Large Walk around vessels....

    I’ve seen some large walk around radon’s
  167. Captain Decent

    Double Ooops

    A storm is a perfect time to offload fine vessels like those.
  168. Captain Decent

    Saltwater PRETTY WIDE OPEN ALBACORE FISHING RIGHT NOW...WHOS OUT THERE!?

    either scramble down the ladder or a hand off if they start getting unruly
  169. Captain Decent

    Stick/Jerkbaits for Albies

    Does a cedar plug qualify as a stickbait?
  170. Captain Decent

    Saltwater PRETTY WIDE OPEN ALBACORE FISHING RIGHT NOW...WHOS OUT THERE!?

    I use the “flat fall” tear drop shaped jigs but I fish them aggressively like you are supposed to with the butterfly jigs. I like them because you can get hit on the drop but also on retrieve. I drop them past the fish and if they don’t pick it up on the fall I then reel in as fast as I can...
  171. Captain Decent

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    im most confident in the gear that’s getting bit and some days they are biting something in particular no doubt about it. At least in my experience. we always start off with a combination spread. A little bit of everything. Some days they will only hit one of those Maybe 2. And we will start to...
  172. Captain Decent

    Coho Limit Increase

    Didn’t see a single boat on the skagit today but it was pretty high and dirty
  173. Captain Decent

    Saltwater WP 10/8 tuna

    Nice work. sounds like they are still down to play. Too bad no bait. If you did that well trolling you probably could have really did some damage on them. As for the jigs. It has always seemed to me, if they like a swim bait one day then they don’t want iron. If they want iron one day then...
  174. Captain Decent

    Fuel at Westport

    well that works for me too. When can you start?
  175. Captain Decent

    Canning jars won't be shipped out until March 2021.

    I searched high and low for jars and no one had them. However a friend was able to locate some at qfc and bought them out for me. However they are huge jars.
  176. Captain Decent

    Fuel at Westport

    sounds easy.
  177. Captain Decent

    boat bottom width?

    A mid to high 20s cruise is just fine. My Twin 250 powered Grady cruised at 28kts and the bert cruises at 26kts. The Grady had another 1000rpms available, the bert has another 600rpms. I’ve always questioned the speeds I hear people claim because I almost never been passed on anything but flat...
  178. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Salmon in the harbor

    Gave it a half hearted attempt to day but damn it’s tough to troll with so much grass and jelly
  179. Captain Decent

    Fuel at Westport

    It is a major problem for me. Seems I usually have to take a day off just to fuel up for an offshore trip. And then we can’t do 2 back to back offshore trips cause we don’t usually get back before 5 I assume the hours and no 24 hour card is due to environmental reasons ie who cleans up the...
  180. Captain Decent

    Boat fuel tank ??

    Cylinder style tanks don’t need baffles because they don’t suffer from oil can fatigue. Since the outside walls are convex they don’t oil can like a rectangular tank with flat sides under slack. That’s really the main reason for baffles. Of course they also reduce sloshing as well which can...
  181. Captain Decent

    Saltwater No Anchovies @ Westport

    Back in my day you didn’t need all this fancy live bait Nonsense to catch a tuna. Cedar dowel and a shark hook is all you need son
  182. Captain Decent

    Tuna 10/3?

    I saw what I believe were lots of smelt in the basin last week. Whatever they were I could have dipnetted plenty. And looked more robust than anchovy anyway
  183. Captain Decent

    Buying a boat from Maine

    If the boat is on its own trailer that quote is on the high side but reliable shipping is worth the extra cost. To give you a reference, I paid ISIS $4000 to get my 28 Grady marlin On its own trailer with no brakes up heres from the gulf and $10500 to get The Bertram with no trailer here from...
  184. Captain Decent

    boat bottom width?

    Is that an off the shelf automotive type filter? Just screws on to the drive on the outboard side? I hope there’s a stainless steel option for that filter.
  185. Captain Decent

    boat bottom width?

    I can’t think of very many instances where adding a larger motor, all else being equal, resulted in an economy gain. You pretty much Are up against the principle that you can’t gain work. Your energy put out will have to be proportional to that put in. For a trailer boat I’d opt for twin...
  186. Captain Decent

    Moving batteries to cuddy

    Really good hold down systems since they will be getting tossed around a lot more up there.
  187. Captain Decent

    boat bottom width?

    Must be switching to I/Os
  188. Captain Decent

    Buying a boat from Maine

    Get a referral for your transport. I found that there are a ton of shady ass haulers who simply change the name of their company and post fake reviews.
  189. Captain Decent

    Buying a boat from Maine

    Nobody has ever approved me for a boat loan. Seems as though the credit unions were going to BUT they wouldn’t do it for an out of state purchase. Good luck with yours, I’ve talked to some people who have financed older boats but very few will work with boats over 10 years old.
  190. Captain Decent

    Buying a boat from Maine

    You’re going to need to pay cash for that boat or have a very good rapport with your bank. Go on The hull truth and get a referral for a surveyor. This will be required anyways to get insurance. Process is: inquire as much as possible, make offer, pay deposit, arrange survey part 1 on the...
  191. Captain Decent

    Tuna dumbass

    Tuna are often around but weather seems to become the limiting factor
  192. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Weather conditions?

    Checked windy again this morning and now it looks very calm compared to their forecast a day ago. Still you’re coming off some rough conditions. NOAA predicting large swells at a short interval. But noaa seems to get less reliable by the day so... It’s definitely worth a look over the jetty
  193. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Weather conditions?

    It’s windier than I’d like to see. Tuna are 75 miles out. You’ll make 10kts in the current forecast so make sure you leave early.
  194. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Kodak TUNA Trip 9 21

    Yikes! You got stuck bad! I took a couple flat fall hooks to the palm this weekend and one with the barb. First time that’s happened for me. Nice work on the fish!
  195. Captain Decent

    Saltwater If you pass by the Willapa

    There was tons of bait off the willapa yesterday. Huge bait ball. A massive flock of birds and a whale were doing work in about 40FOW
  196. Captain Decent

    I know that redundancy is good but......

    Main was broken and they needed to move it. Unconventional but on point with that lehr dead center
  197. Captain Decent

    Saltwater The partY happened near 126

    Super fun trip! Could not have asked for better weather or a better crew! There were definitely more tuna around than recent reports suggested. I’ve never charted so many fish in my life. The sonar was “maaHkin” all day.
  198. Captain Decent

    Wide open squid bite

    It seems to peak around October/November and then it dies off in January usually for us
  199. Captain Decent

    Monday, Monday.... So good to me??

    Not necessary. We caught fish as close as 125.23 and it was WFO at 42/48.
  200. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Beached Boat In Grayland

    Looks like. Reinell coho to me
  201. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Got one. Shark Week.

    The fillets were quivering on the dock I don’t know how many hours after it was killed
  202. Captain Decent

    It started off good but.....

    It’s the boat people buy when they don’t start boating until they’re in their 40s.
  203. Captain Decent

    Captain’s license courses

    I recently took the week and a half off to go through flagship maritimes course. Mostly for fun and a possible part time charter in the future. It was fun and there’s a lot of info there. Go in person. In my opinion there should be no such thing as an online class for anything.
  204. Captain Decent

    It started off good but.....

    Ah yes, the bayliner classic series. The owner surely had his shit together so it must be mechanical failure or negligence of other motorist
  205. Captain Decent

    Party @ 126?

    So since the 126 is the new 125 we gotta do what we gotta do. But my rig only does 25kts so we’re camping. Anyone else thinking overnight?
  206. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Tough day of Westport

    Aren’t salmon sharks cold water sharks though? I assume the water temp was in the mid 60s
  207. Captain Decent

    Tuna dumbass

    The sst I’m seeing says the warm water is way out of neah. Although doesn’t appear very close anywhere.
  208. Captain Decent

    Open Seats This Weekend WP

    @slicklasers I lost your number. Send me a pm or call me
  209. Captain Decent

    Open Seats This Weekend WP

    Looks like none of my crew can make it this weekend so I got an open boat at the moment. Westport. Tuna. Saturday and Sunday.
  210. Captain Decent

    Anyone going out in this crap?

    Fished out of westport this last weekend. Sucks to be hazed in all day. Some areas were worse than others and didn’t have any close calls although you gotta be looking around hard constantly. Came up on a weather buoy pretty hard that appeared out of the smoke/fog. At least it makes it appear...
  211. Captain Decent

    2006 Yamaha 250 issue

    Have you tried having someone prime the bulb (if equipped) while this is happening? If this doesn’t reveal it, I put gas in a squirt bottle and squirt it down the intake while running and if fuel delivery is indeed the issue, the Rpms will come up for a second. Bring Ppe and fire equipment
  212. Captain Decent

    Post Feedback

    Do you need attention? Are you good at catching coho and want to shout it from the roof tops? This state doesn’t have enough salmon for its own residents (or whales apparently) Our opportunities are getting slimmer by the day. And you want to get your Cali buddies in on the action?
  213. Captain Decent

    Post Feedback

    Yeah we got plenty of fish to offer others it’s just Too bad everyone can’t just limit out every time then our seasons could be even shorter. Maybe go to a lottery soon.
  214. Captain Decent

    Shark ID ??

    I’ve always called them soupfin sharks but I’m not sure if they truly are
  215. Captain Decent

    Any one move from a 3/4-ton to 1/2-ton and regret it?

    So what you’re saying is, with a bunch of accessories, you’d rather have the inferior tow vehicle over the superior tow vehicle without the accessories? Your “weight dist” hitch exists simply to mitigate deficiencies in the tow vehicle capabilities. It’s attempting to compensate for a...
  216. Captain Decent

    Holiday, Be safe!

    Don’t tell me what to do
  217. Captain Decent

    Going Full Tote

    I don’t really like the idea of that much weight in one spot. What does a full tote iced down with fish weigh? I know you can get near 40 fish in it which means I’d guess you’d be in the 1500lb range loaded. The half totes are heavy too but a lot more manageable. But yes I also hate kill bags...
  218. Captain Decent

    Non fishing report for a job well done. Berts make em' Squirt!

    Thanks for the plug Matt! It has been great working with you and your family!
  219. Captain Decent

    WP Labor Day weekend

    I’m trying for tuesday
  220. Captain Decent

    255 whaler conquest Repower ?’s

    The nicest thing about FBW is that you can blame the electronics if you run over another boat.
  221. Captain Decent

    WTB, inflatable dinghy

    how much and where?
  222. Captain Decent

    Any one move from a 3/4-ton to 1/2-ton and regret it?

    ...So what we’re saying is skip the 2500HD and go straight for the f450
  223. Captain Decent

    Any one move from a 3/4-ton to 1/2-ton and regret it?

    I have no idea why full sized half tons have a market. They’re huge. The diesel trucks can haul a lot more, get better mileage, last longer, and ride pretty comfortably these days. and ratings are just marketing numbers for the most part
  224. Captain Decent

    1998 26’ Osprey for sale

    I believe if someone had to know they could plug it in to a computer.
  225. Captain Decent

    Tuna per gallon

    I’ve done 69 in the bert. Top speed is only 32kts. That’s pretty good numbers in my book.
  226. Captain Decent

    Anyone want to do another Seafood buy?

    Lobster tails would be of use to me. Not sure about freezer space but if o could see a list of products and prices I could show it to family and maybe go in seafood partners with them
  227. Captain Decent

    Big boat trailer needed

    Actually I believe there is this very boat on lake sawyer of all places
  228. Captain Decent

    Big boat trailer needed

    You can borrow mine I’ll send you some pics to see if it might fit
  229. Captain Decent

    Anybody familiar with this Westport North River?

    Why would NR even agree to bolt outdrives on in the first place?
  230. Captain Decent

    Another B-10 collision / sinking

    Must not have that boaters safety card.
  231. Captain Decent

    Place to stay in the San Juan’s?

    The islanders are pretty onboard with covid paranoia. We stayed a week up there About a month or so ago and it was a bit of a drag because everyone was pretty uptight. Luckily we stayed on the boat but
  232. Captain Decent

    Place to stay in the San Juan’s?

    Can you sleep on the boat?
  233. Captain Decent

    Bottom fish westport

    Any other 8 year old threads you want to awkwardly copy and paste your cal star lamiglas nonsense?
  234. Captain Decent

    Bottom fish westport

    you suck!
  235. Captain Decent

    Opinion on Life Caulk?

    4200. Life caulk isn’t that good in my experience. Personally I use 5200FC for everything below the waterline.
  236. Captain Decent

    Scupper thru-hull fix

    There’s no easy solution here. They often install this and finish the boat around it. If you need an access point then start cutting and install a deck plate. Still it will be a bitch. Heat and lubrication I’m sure it’s been mentioned. replace the hose and thru hulls both while your in there...
  237. Captain Decent

    Left over 'chovies

    Every time I have saved them I have regretted the hassle. Yeah it’s $50 out the window but what’s the freezer space worth? They’re small so they fall through crab bait boxes too.
  238. Captain Decent

    2X Scotty 1106B new in box

    you know, if you re-engineer them and pay very close attention to what you’re doing and don’t let newbies use them they’re not to bad. And once you get a hang of the free fall clutch descent and carry a n extra belt they’re some of the best on the market
  239. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Family Bottomfish MA2

    Went back to the same spot today and all flyswatters! Wierd how it works but my son reeled in his first halibut. Lings were still thick.
  240. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Family Bottomfish MA2

    I’ve got a lot of molas. this was some kind of small whale or like big porpoise thought maybe Rissos dolphin but they’re pretty fast so not sure. Luckily did not hit flush. I was sitting on the engines and felt a bump. Like hitting acommercial crab buoy. I was looking for the buoy when a big...
  241. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Family Bottomfish MA2

    Had a great day with my son and dad Thursday fishing halibut and whatnot. Got a late start cause had to wait for fuel dock and then we had an electronics power problem. Probably got underway around 10am after fueling and fixing power problem. Made great time on super calm water. Found good...
  242. Captain Decent

    Any salmon intel for WP?

    It’s my understanding (which didn’t really set in until this afternoon) that it’s only open Sunday thru thurs. I was also intending to salmon fish tomorrow. however to answer your question we saw a lot of activity on the water today basically straight out from 250FOW all the way to 500 FOW...
  243. Captain Decent

    Another joining the 30' club

    How much is the thruster? I vote no even if it’s cheap because it’s just another thing to break and need maintenance. you got twins, you can git r done. You already have better control than most. The jump to 30 will feel daunting at first but pretty soon it will seem like a regular old boat.
  244. Captain Decent

    Westport thieves 2020

    Defund security and bring in the social workers. but seriously I am shocked it’s not worse than it is.
  245. Captain Decent

    Anybody missing a 9.9?

    i don’t see anything too suspect. Price isn’t too low, it appears to be mounted to a boat or something legit, not in a car trunk, and the shop it’s in looks decent.
  246. Captain Decent

    WTC package deal - tentative

    The new WTC is a very strangely run operation. They don’t say much about it, there’s secret photo contests, it’s not even clear wether it’s on or off, there’s money but also there’s no money, they donate to local foodbanks only but also donate to non local foodbanks, merinos donates their...
  247. Captain Decent

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    But do you guys really think a few months of growth is going to slow it down this much? I’m pretty new to mooring boats for months at a time but I don’t see any performance decrease on my boat. It sits in the water a couple months and gets barnacles and shit on it. still sees the same numbers...
  248. Captain Decent

    Saltwater Sharks need to eat

    Gotta throw it back, the adipose is not fully healed
  249. Captain Decent

    Anyone have concerns on Grays Harbor Bar crossing on Thursday, gonna be interesting?

    Not concerned. It (the bar) only hurts for a minute. It’s the ocean for the next 30-40 miles that will be the difference maker.
  250. Captain Decent

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Was this a one off build? Are there any others to compare it to?
  251. Captain Decent

    ‘Butt Stuff Thursday?

    Not a lot of talk about MA2 halibut even though Looks to be open Thursday. Guess we’ll run. Weather looks suspect. Anyone else doin ‘but stuff, layin pipe, yanking rods or any other variation of that this week?
  252. Captain Decent

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    an engine blew already? What’s the deal there? Maybe could provide some clues
  253. Captain Decent

    Anyone have a Boat trailer

    to buy or borrow? nevermind looks like buy
  254. Captain Decent

    grinders

    I’ll take those
  255. Captain Decent

    WP Slip available

    It’s available for sublease. It’s nice because there’s no trash. the sea gulls eat all the trash. And the white really keeps it bright and cheery.
  256. Captain Decent

    Welds broke on boat

    what differences in construction did you note?
  257. Captain Decent

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Have you filled the tanks to confirm the fuel consumption?
  258. Captain Decent

    Welds broke on boat

    so the welds broke on the inside and it resulted in an 19” crack? Must have been like this for a while Because even with the welds broke there isn’t a lot of room for flex. Got any more pics?
  259. Captain Decent

    Welds broke on boat

    where do you see evidence of this? Looks more like fatigue from here
  260. Captain Decent

    Hey y’all

    The vst is a likely candidate but I would also go ahead and replace all of the filters since it’s been sitting and make sure the gas is fresh.
  261. Captain Decent

    WP kids business opportunity

    If anyone has a kid down at Westport that wants to make a little cash I need muh boat washed. Nothing too crazy but Seagulls hammered this thing and it needs a quick wash. I’d do it but I had to dump and run and it looks like hell. Just need a sponging and some brushing. I reserved 100 feet...
  262. Captain Decent

    WTB; 23-28' boat

    reads just like a pit pull owner trying to convince everyone their dog isn’t dangerous. sounds like you’re doing it right but reputations aren’t earned for no reason.
  263. Captain Decent

    Eagle Cap 950 slide in Truck Camper

    Looks nice I wish my wife would buy this
  264. Captain Decent

    Found crab pot protocol

    Do not tie up channel 16 with crab pot bullshit! It’s just a crab trap. It’s worth $100 at most. They get lost. Newbies fuck up. They float off. Kelp and snags pulls the buoys down. Shit happens but if you need to call your lawyer to figure out your liability for removing a navigational hazard...
  265. Captain Decent

    Found crab pot protocol

    Reel it in. If you can contact owner then they can come get it. If not, free crab trap and 1 less navigational hazard
  266. Captain Decent

    Trailer brakes: stainless worth the upgrade?

    I vote No brakes And I would never roll with drum surge brakes in any case. If you do replace the brakes do disc. I don’t think stainless is critical as there are other materials that will give you adequate life but definitely disc.
  267. Captain Decent

    8 hrs merc 2 stroke help

    What happens when you give it a shot of starting fluid?
  268. Captain Decent

    Help out a brotha? Chinook fishing

    Best king fishing I ever had was about 20 years ago. Me and my dad in a van ripers skiff trolling coyote spoons with 1oz weight at about 6-8kts at 15 pulls in 15 (one-five) FOW. Off the hoko river. We were unwittingly in closed waters but the statute of limitations should apply here.
  269. Captain Decent

    Help out a brotha? Chinook fishing

    I havnt had very good results trolling at the tradional 1.5-2mph I always hear about. Faster has been more productive for me and you can cover more ground. also I tend to do better fishing areas that are not high profile spots. I think boat traffic is a factor. Places like Jeff head and...
  270. Captain Decent

    WTB; 23-28' boat

    Has anyone actually financed an older boat? I have found it nearly impossible. I have good credit And always have Had money to put down but have never been able to borrow. Credit unions probably would have but they only finance in state purchases for some reason. in the end though I’m glad I...
  271. Captain Decent

    Ma 12 Shrimp

    Well if buoy counts in ma6 was up 90% and 12 is twice as big a number as 6 then it stands to reason by wdfw logic that shrimp harvest was up 180% in the canal.
  272. Captain Decent

    Etiquette of selling a boat

    deposits are rarely enforced and when done officially, they favor the buyer. However I pocketed a $2000 deposit last time I tried to sell the old Grady. I gave the guy all the opportunities i could. In a bizarre situation he drafted a contract; paid $2000 cash deposit and then ghosted me. I...
  273. Captain Decent

    WTB; 23-28' boat

    agreed. An IO especially one on the cheap is going to sour your relationship with boats.
  274. Captain Decent

    Honda RPM Issues??

    If you are running right at the vtec threshold it can do this.
  275. Captain Decent

    Custom Fish Thumper

    Sign me up for one Chris.
  276. Captain Decent

    Shurflo Bait Sentry Question

    I bet 5 min fill would be just fine. I would run it as is and see how it goes. you do not want to restrict the intake to the pump. If it comes down to it you could try plugging off some of the diffuser holes until you get your fill time?
  277. Captain Decent

    Salmon Days left area 2 ??

    And that information is...
  278. Captain Decent

    Advice on loading reel with heavy braid

    Sounds like you’re overthinking it. All I do with 60-80lb is put a bolt through the spool, clamp the bolt ends in a vice, put a jizz sock on my left hand (I don’t like to use my good socks) grabbing the line, lay the rod on the bench and crank with the right. if I’ve got a helper then they can...
  279. Captain Decent

    boaters safety card replacement

    I refuse to pay for that bullshit. If you have an OUPV license will they still hassle you? I have that but not the state boaters tax card.
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    Old Merc reliability?

    Really cool motor. They seem to run forever but if you break some small cast part on it you could play hell trying to find a replacement. my dad likes to die hard these antiques and they always RUN but they never seem to run that good. Either they don’t want to idle or you gotta run with the...
  281. Captain Decent

    The Paragon

    We got a battle of the builds going on here! Seems like Half the board has a boat in the works.
  282. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay Coho

    Half the guys exaggerate and say they released a ton of ghost fish and the other half lie and say none. The department probably just tacks on an average number per boat so I wonder why they even ask.
  283. Captain Decent

    Etiquette of selling a boat

    gives you a check deposit with instructions not to cash? He’s got no leverage here nor deserves any special consideration. Kind of a jackass move really.
  284. Captain Decent

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    oh yeah I like the open back too. If I had a PH that’s how id want it
  285. Captain Decent

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    This thing looks badass. Just going by what I see at the boat show I have always thought the allied boats were impressive and had very thoughtful layouts compared to the field. is the cabin going to have an open back or is the bulkhead just left out of the model For visual purposes?
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    TACO OUTRIGGERS AND BASES

    Clearance for the sockets and a backing plate is the only question at the moment. Will check later today.
  287. Captain Decent

    TACO OUTRIGGERS AND BASES

    I’m thinking about it. If I can find a solid mounting point for them.
  288. Captain Decent

    2019 parker 2120

    I get the sense the wife may have had a hand in this.
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    WTB; 23-28' boat

    Better keep several thousand set aside if you’re going with an I/O. if you’re willing to put in the work though, you can get decent diamond in the ruff boats for 15-18.
  290. Captain Decent

    Reliable lift

    I like zittels marine but it’s a little out of the way. Commencement bay marine services in foss waterway also did me well
  291. Captain Decent

    Transporting Canadian lings and spot prawns by boat?

    I’ve been back and forth many a time without reporting. Just keep your radar on and be ready to hammer down in a southerly direction.
  292. Captain Decent

    It’s a beautiful morning

    the fishing looks (static) electric out there! those are some nice sized fish.
  293. Captain Decent

    2019 parker 2120

    Great job on the ad But there’s a lot of room for improvement
  294. Captain Decent

    Channel your inner female.....

    Eat out first and you can pretty much take her to dinner wherever you want after that
  295. Captain Decent

    north river eye candy

    I thought they were called pursuit because they’re usually behind?
  296. Captain Decent

    Thanks For Nothing!

    Guess who’s using driftwood for their buoys from now on....
  297. Captain Decent

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    Streaming the regulations live only gets you the least out of date information
  298. Captain Decent

    Sand Dabs Area 2 ??

    Come on noob get with the lingo!
  299. Captain Decent

    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    Am I the only one that has never had a problem with rule bait pumps?
  300. Captain Decent

    Crabbing area 9 & 12

    I have to believe crab pot pirating is vastly overreported
  301. Captain Decent

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    You use just straight salt/sugar mix? No other seasonings?
  302. Captain Decent

    Can I borrow....?

    From shore you might try a floating a night crawler off the bottom with a corky
  303. Captain Decent

    north river eye candy

    go on....
  304. Captain Decent

    WT Buy/Borrow 2 5/16” hitch

    I’ll check when I get home. Pretty sure I have a spare 0” drop.
  305. Captain Decent

    Golf and Boating?

    No biggie this is what they make those peel and stick keel guards for...
  306. Captain Decent

    Crabbing area 9 & 12

    Did really well in 8-1. Got our 5 limits/day for the first 2 days and a little better than half of that today. but your luck can change drastically 20feet in any direction
  307. Captain Decent

    WESTPORT ALBIES

    Will be joining you on float 16 in a couple weeks. God willing we might make it out before August and see what all this tuna fuss is about.
  308. Captain Decent

    Spot shrimping closed....

    Wdfw is incapable of reasonable actions. It’s a department of extremes and erratic decisions.
  309. Captain Decent

    ARSC is Bloody!

    Must’ve been using my cords...
  310. Captain Decent

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    They bang you out for a steering wheel? Dicks.
  311. Captain Decent

    Don’t try this at home. Safety first

    If a monkey can catch a termite with a stick then, damn it, you can get that generator in the back of the truck. Nice work.
  312. Captain Decent

    north river eye candy

    first thoughts are I wonder if you can see over the bow and second, why not space the engines out a little. A routine oil change would be a motherfucker on one of them.
  313. Captain Decent

    Transport company

    Anything on the west coast I would transport myself. East coast id pay for it. Dealing with shippers is a nightmare. Anyone good is already busy.
  314. Captain Decent

    Pair of 30hp suzukis

    Makes me want to get a small cat to put those on. Seems like a great price.
  315. Captain Decent

    Sanding/Priming Aluminum

    The powder coating shops I’ve worked with a very reluctant to paint any aluminum that has already been exposed to salt water. Even with sand blasting and acid dip they claim it’s very hard to remove the contamination evidently.
  316. Captain Decent

    TEAM ARSC MEET THE BOAT THIS WEEKEND!!!

    Sure schedule it for the week I’m not available...
  317. Captain Decent

    Westport-Moorage

    Bud, I’ll contact you Sunday when I get back from vacation btw unless it leases by then
  318. Captain Decent

    age to start retaining child’s limits

    if they can work a nipple, they can work a pot puller that’s what I’ve always said. My wife was just kicking herself yesterday when we had to stop at 240 shrimp for not having a few more.
  319. Captain Decent

    Westport 6-20

    Standing by for cords on the dabs...
  320. Captain Decent

    Westport RV Recommendations??

    To me American sunset is a no brainer. Wish it was closer to the water but we have some really good times there. The people are awesome and the retired navy guy on the go cart is a riot!
  321. Captain Decent

    MA13 Rock Crab

    “Conditions” ha!
  322. Captain Decent

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    Quicksilver is good too. But those moellers are aweful as are most of their products.
  323. Captain Decent

    The Paragon

    That thing is gonna be sick! Should sip the cheap stuff too. Have they given you any projected performance numbers? The farallons seem to get away with lower power engines. What is the beam?
  324. Captain Decent

    Bloodydecks gear review

    I’d be interested to hear the elaboration because my understanding is it’s iron that rusts and It’s chromium and nickel that make ss both more corrosion resistant and harder than mild. Also, tool steels are more rust resistant as well.
  325. Captain Decent

    Kicker motor fuel line with primer recommendations

    Don’t overthink it. Primer bulbs are reliable low maintenance items. Get some below deck rated hose, and a good primer bulb. I like the evinrude brand ones (act now supplies may be limited). I’ve never had a failed primer bulb let alone one that failed catastrophically. If you prefer keep the...
  326. Captain Decent

    Throwable PFD group buy

    Approved/certified and effective are often mutually exclusive. I’ll take the raft or a life ring over those cooler cushions any day.
  327. Captain Decent

    New entrant for WTC 2020

    I think it’s a members only banquet or something.
  328. Captain Decent

    Best results ever! Tailwalker Fisheries set me up (boat rigging)

    highly unsafe install there covering up those warning decals like that. Can’t see all the little “CO”s.
  329. Captain Decent

    Tent Camping With Kids

    All those reservoirs have a lot of off grid options. Beach the boat on a secluded spot and throw up a camp
  330. Captain Decent

    Canal shrimpers beware

    gambling has always been a Native American activity. blasting whales with fiddy cals, netting the locks and operating Yamaha powered fishing boats was historically less prevalent however.
  331. Captain Decent

    Canal shrimpers beware

    the tribes have never appeared to me to be overly worried about money. And I like that about them. I think it’s their political handlers that do.
  332. Captain Decent

    Replace fresh-air vents?

    Bilge ventilation is always a good thing. I’d keep the vents.
  333. Captain Decent

    I need a new marine insurance policy.

    In case you’re still on the fence, Pete (pau Hana) is who you’re looking for
  334. Captain Decent

    Evinrude oops

    I believe johnson was a rip-off design of evinrude. Who sued, won and gained ownership at some point.
  335. Captain Decent

    Seattle on fire

    Let me start off by saying in my opinion based on what I’ve seen, this looks like murder. But... why do I hear people say “honor the memory of” George Floyd? he did 5 years for armed robbery. Then apparently left his kids in Houston to move to Minneapolis “to be his best self” which apparently...
  336. Captain Decent

    I got railed in ballard

    @dragonballs how is that one in the first pic attached to the underside of the roof?
  337. Captain Decent

    Old Girl Has New Power

    Nah dog. Black max.
  338. Captain Decent

    Seattle on fire

    pretty sure if I were to choke a guy on meth to death then I’d be convicted of murder. but why are these martyrs always POSs? High on meth, forging money, resisting arrest, did 5 years for armed robbery/home invasion. But family and friends describe him as a “gentle giant”
  339. Captain Decent

    Ace Pot Puller Wiring

    As much as I’d like to talk shit about these “entry level” pullers I’ve seen them in action and perform admirably. Hell, with our seasons it’ll die of old age before over use.
  340. Captain Decent

    Old Girl Has New Power

    in its day though that black max would slap the shit out of that yami! sounds like you had a rare lemon. Those were badass motors and the best sounding of all time. almost makes me wanna repower with a couple. If only I could find some NIBs somewhere.
  341. Captain Decent

    Old Girl Has New Power

    I love those mako 23s! Great looking classic.
  342. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar 001

    Furuno open array Radar. Older unit but highly serviceable. $400 firm. I would gladly use it but it will require a substantial mounting as it’s around 40-50lbs and I’ve removed my arch.
  343. Captain Decent

    Seattle on fire

    That cop should hang! And his fucking onlooking chronies who stood idly by should be behind bars too. But... As soon as you turn this into a race war you do nothing but instigate more division and more animosity and I am out. We could be addressing this together but the liberal elite will...
  344. Captain Decent

    Anybody seen these halibut days starting June 18th?

    Is supposed to be, like, a secret?
  345. Captain Decent

    Anybody seen these halibut days starting June 18th?

    Maybe I’m a slow learner but are we saying that the June Hali dates are likely openers? I’m not seeing anything and I’m bracing for a last minute decision.
  346. Captain Decent

    Ace Pot Puller Wiring

    You can’t/shouldn’t (safely) pull 40 amps through 12g so it doesn’t matter. How much current does the motor pull at peak? I feel like ace didn’t do their best when they put that manual together. If you go with the bigger wire and the rear of the circuit can handle it you don’t really need to...
  347. Captain Decent

    2002 Rampage

    I was looking forward to having that boat in the family. Oh well, keep running her it’s a sweet ride.
  348. Captain Decent

    Canada going to be iffy this year

    Never been stopped either
  349. Captain Decent

    Etec’s toast....

    And we recently found a 15hp E-TEC weighs like 250lbs?
  350. Captain Decent

    Etec’s toast....

    Evinrude hasn’t been cool since the early 80s. Gonna miss the name cause I grew up with a pair of 1962 18hp “fastwin”s on the back of a pacific mariner catamaran but they’re quite the eye sore these days.
  351. Captain Decent

    Someone here NEEDS a project

    Pretty cool imo. Not as much deck as I’d like to see but it’s a full walk around so you gain a lot of fishability back. Looks well built and stout from here. Maybe Wider than you usually see but i like em a little on the wide side. Not good for mileage but you’re in the 1s regardless.
  352. Captain Decent

    MA1-3 Open for Bottomfish

    Tried to reply but I couldn’t form a coherent response. Suffice it to say that “cucks” was mentioned multiple times. All I know is I keep hearing From our reps to embrace our fishing allies, be they the tribes, commies and/or charter fleet. Those groups have run a train on us lowly recs for...
  353. Captain Decent

    Possible Good Price on Avets

    What can you do for us on the black rifles?
  354. Captain Decent

    2020 Shrimp season

    You gotta be shitting me. 1 day opener on a THURSDAY. TAKE THAT you working class POS! I took that whole week off.....BUT for a OUPV class so that’s nice.
  355. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Back-Pedals on Contract Tracing

    I was Looking for the science to support the release of criminals from prison. Thought they already fit the description of someone in “quarantine” or “lockdown” pretty well. Maybe you can help with that. Lol liberals now trying to thinly cover their tracks with a quick Inslee slam to preface...
  356. Captain Decent

    Possible Good Price on Avets

    Me and/or my crew may be in for a couple entry level avets
  357. Captain Decent

    Sekiu halibut opening

    If you’re scared, stay home. Kind of applies to a lot of things these days!
  358. Captain Decent

    Sekiu halibut opening

    This might be my opportunity to pound the bottom in area 10. Boats moored in 11 right now. Might deep drop some meat and see if something good happens. I always succumb to the temptation of low hanging fruit in the ocean so never get around to doing this. Thanks china!
  359. Captain Decent

    looking for ideas for lowering kicker

    I’d pass on the trolling valve idea. I have them and I’d much prefer a kicker which is my plan.
  360. Captain Decent

    looking for ideas for lowering kicker

    Make a bracket that mounts to the underside of the swim step. Might need to notch the swim step to avoid interference on tilt.
  361. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    To answer your last question, I don’t think you can catch diseases from a blowjob but I could be wrong. Maybe you should just ask him?
  362. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Back-Pedals on Contract Tracing

    Your boy Inslee fucked up big time and ate shit. But go ahead and flail away at trump. To even suggest what he did should be grounds for treason.
  363. Captain Decent

    Pop ups....

    Just in time. I was about to cave and Buy some pods or check into United health care.
  364. Captain Decent

    I got some grinding to do

    Good job. Amazing you were able to find that
  365. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    Youre firing on all cylinders here with your large collection of dick pics and weak memes.
  366. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    Shit, a little closer and I could have IDed the fucker who broke my tail light
  367. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    And the lineup of people outside Costco and Home Depot goes across the parking lot and down the street. And they’re standing there in the open not sitting in separate tow rigs. But if that makes sense I’m sure some other excuse will be found like buying up all the groceries in “these small...
  368. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    Do you work for BDucky? Come clean man.
  369. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    We’re throwing the word safety around so recklessly it’s dangerous. “Your Health and Safety is our #1 Priority” is the ultimate power move. It’s code word for restricting your rights and blaming it on you. I keep hearing, we can’t do x UNLESS it’s safe, we shouldn’t do x UNTIL it’s...
  370. Captain Decent

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    my local Fred Meyer has 3 entrances. Front, middle and rear. I like the rear because less people. I went the other day and found a sign on the rear door that said: “this door will be closed at 7pm (instead of the usual 8pm) to help stop the spread of covid19, please use the other entrances”...
  371. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Great idea Eric! I’ve never thought of the box idea. Looks cleaner.
  372. Captain Decent

    2 sea anchors

    I’ll take em. How do I pick them up?
  373. Captain Decent

    Fishy-looking Yammie's on Offerup

    There is virtually no risk to be a non violent criminal. The only person at risk of prosecution is YOU when you try to stop the thief.
  374. Captain Decent

    2020 Shrimp season

    I’m not shrimping, I’m celebrating diversity
  375. Captain Decent

    !#%!#*!! Tweakers

    Wow that is some horrific damage. Hope you get r patched up quick.
  376. Captain Decent

    Shilshole Boat Ramp Unintentional Law Breakers

    Here’s a test for you. Put a trump sign in your yard or a decal on your vehicle and let me know what happens. Your “educated, cultured liberal elite comrades” will fuck your shit up.
  377. Captain Decent

    Tribes shrimp, we dont!

    Check your privilege
  378. Captain Decent

    2020 Shrimp season

    I wouldn’t say anyone’s “counting” on it. But there was some talk of it. Also I don’t think it was Inslees decision to specifically keep shrimp and Hali closed. If I’m not mistaken those decisions were made at the wdfw level. Thought it was due to lack of checkers?
  379. Captain Decent

    2020 Shrimp season

    I have a friend in the wdfw and he said yesterday that the 16th is still “tentatively” planned. For whatever that is worth
  380. Captain Decent

    Shilshole Boat Ramp Unintentional Law Breakers

    Tried that but the commie swine keep moving too. I love when shit gets so far out of hand even they can’t stand it, move to your area to get away and then vote libtard again. And I wonder who the “toothless tweakers” would vote for? Hmmm, Maybe the ones who want to use my tax money to pay for...
  381. Captain Decent

    To everyone getting on the water today...

    raising a killer there!
  382. Captain Decent

    WTB Half Tote

    thanks. Cohoho let me borrow his half tote all last season so I got a pretty good feel for it. we ended the season with a decent layout but I think the biggest problem was the funky bait tank setup I was running. I’ve since moved it to the transom. Now I am debating running the centrally...
  383. Captain Decent

    WTB Half Tote

    I’m still playing around with layout but if I do go half tote I’ll make some kind of use out of the lid. Maybe make a carking station or something. i still need a tote though regardless of i put it topsides or not.
  384. Captain Decent

    Pop ups....

    Pissing random people off is an interesting business model. Must be 4D chess or something.
  385. Captain Decent

    Boat overhang on trailer

    With the way the engines are cantilevered back there on a bracket I’d want support back there if you can. I wouldn’t worry about towing it to the ramp once but if you’re taking her to neah bay or la push you want support. Can the bunks be moved back slightly as well or extended?
  386. Captain Decent

    WTB Half Tote

    I’ve been mocking up a few different configurations. So far, I got the bait tank modified to go back against the transom. It’s out for powder coat right now. Then I’ll put one 165qt igloo on the bow on a custom mount. Then I’m stuck on the next part. I could put a 165qt cooler on each engine...
  387. Captain Decent

    WTB Half Tote

    Anyone got a half tote laying around wanting to sell?
  388. Captain Decent

    Why did I think I could launch my boat?

    They want to squeeze everyone into the same couple launches so they can go “see we can’t use common sense social distancing so we have to close it” They do the same thing with forest service roads. Close 80% of them and then close the rest due to overuse.
  389. Captain Decent

    Why did I think I could launch my boat?

    Feel bad for you but if it’s any condolence, you were saving lives
  390. Captain Decent

    To everyone getting on the water today...

    “Stay safe” Thanks I needed to hear that again today
  391. Captain Decent

    Cheapest fuel?

    Well I guess I’ll make a beeline there. Planning to drop her in this Friday at Pt D to be moored at chinook landing a month or so in case of a shrimp opener
  392. Captain Decent

    22’ Glasply repower opinions please

    He’s got a v6 f200. That’s the difference
  393. Captain Decent

    22’ Glasply repower opinions please

    You’ll be bare minimum with the 150 but for a sound only boat it’s not a bad choice. A lot of those tend to sit way low in the back. I wouldNt want to put a lot of weight cantilevered off there. I might opt for a hit in performance for less weight personally. I had a 19.5 GP with a 140 iron...
  394. Captain Decent

    Oregon Surveyor Referals?

    Never mind. Apparently one has been sourced. Friend is shopping.
  395. Captain Decent

    Oregon Surveyor Referals?

    conflict of interest
  396. Captain Decent

    Oregon Surveyor Referals?

    Can anyone recommend a good marine surveyor in Oregon?
  397. Captain Decent

    2020 halibut

    not interested. Our seasons are squished together bad enough in non-unprecedented times.
  398. Captain Decent

    Free stuff pick up in Lynnwood

    classic bait and switch. Dick move.
  399. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    I don’t really hang out in Seattle but that’s cool if you do! looking forward to that positive feedback!
  400. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Duly noted but looking for positive feedback only right now. that’s how we do. mainly a marlin fishing operation but only been able to scratch out a few albacore by-catch so far. actually found out the boat started life as an east coast marlin charter so I’m sticking with the billfish theme.
  401. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Took me a couple tries but I think I’ve got the transom logo figured out or at least close. You guys are gonna get real used to seeing the back of this boat and the taste of emissions exempt diesel exhaust so let the trash talk begin... Oh yeah and I already know you’re gonna say add an “r” to...
  402. Captain Decent

    2020 halibut

    And then die of exhaustion the following day. It’s the way I woulda wanted to go
  403. Captain Decent

    Offshore bracket corrosion prep

    New bracket is in order definitely. Luckily that’s pretty cheap and easy as far as boats go. too far gone to salvage.
  404. Captain Decent

    Offshore bracket corrosion prep

    Is the whole boat aluminum? You might want to blast the whole thing. Looks like hell. as for pitting, can’t tell but those pits look considerable. Welding in new plates may be in order. back woods fix would be an epoxy
  405. Captain Decent

    Lake Washington Troll

    I gotta get out there for some perch. I’m low on mercury anyway.
  406. Captain Decent

    Outdoor Activity Requirements and Recommendations for Washington and Alaska

    If stopped With buddies onboard I’m claiming gay polyamorous status. Come search me bro.
  407. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    states rights end where they begin to infringe on individual rights “which we hold to be self evident”
  408. Captain Decent

    6 man life raft

    Stand by. I may have a buyer for you.
  409. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    My point was the irony that people who play into the scamdemonia (see what I did there) are also people complaining they have to work. No you don’t HAVE to go to work. Not sure what justification you can provide for going in to work if you honestly think your life is in danger. and I’m a super...
  410. Captain Decent

    Any help on where to Ling Cod fish in the puget sound areas that will open on the 4 May.

    be patient, I’m sure cords will be coming your way shortly.
  411. Captain Decent

    Getting the boat set up...

    yeah essentially stay afloat for 1/100 the price. It works. I’ve used it.
  412. Captain Decent

    Getting the boat set up...

    easy replacement as long as you don’t need the Boston whaler logo. my sister in law could bang that out but I don’t know when we’re going to be able to ship. Can’t tell from the pics but you could just recover with marine vinyl and a staple gun.
  413. Captain Decent

    Getting the boat set up...

    I’ve been boating for years and can offer this advice. For storage, a trash can will hold all the rods you need for a tuna trip and the dash can hold a lot of stuff like cell phones, half eaten bag of chips, drink bottles etc. usually there’s a little cubby next to the helm where you can throw...
  414. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    well that’s no fun. I was bracing for some serious backlash!
  415. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    still not understanding your argument. strong work ethic? Ok so.....what? what are you putting your ass on the line for if not money? Is the store gonna retire your uniform and hang it up in the rafters cause you soldiered through the plague of ‘20? I need to thank you for being there? Your an...
  416. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    What do you mean “have to go to work”? don’t go if you don’t feel safe. Simple. If you lose your job, welcome to the club. if you are still one of the few with a job then at least you have a choice. My family doesn’t because we lost our jobs. sounds like you’re putting profit before your own...
  417. Captain Decent

    Inslee to hold press conference at 1:00 p.m. today

    limited reopening? But the virus is still out there. There’s gonna be a second wave the likes of which we could not even imagine. Stay the fuck home. how can you consider fishing right now? You were scared yesterday now you’re not today cause insfuck says not to be?
  418. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    i think there’s enough trump bucks being distributed so that this isn’t a problem. Yet. but I know it isn’t sustainable to just keep printing money. My wife lost her job Permanently. I was off 3 weeks straight. despite being an essential business, there is not Any business to be had. Now I’m...
  419. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    *when I say you I’m talking in general to the “stay the fuck home” crowd. if this has taught us anything it’s how weak America is and now poorly we handle adversity. A bad flu and we are done. Can you imagine if China attacked us? The WTC got hit and it took years to recover. We all know the...
  420. Captain Decent

    Scupper Source

    Plastic?
  421. Captain Decent

    Scupper Source

    solid stainless. I had aluminum with rubber before and of course the rubber was all curled up.
  422. Captain Decent

    No holds barred opinion

    Quarantines are not mutually dependant
  423. Captain Decent

    Scupper Source

    these particular ones don’t have any fittings because the deck drains to the transom and over the side. I believe the other style round ones do have a fitting.
  424. Captain Decent

    Scupper Source

    Let’s face it those shitty sea dog plastic scuppers most of us have on our boats are total POSs. I saw a thread on THT about seaworthy innovations. They make scuppers and a few other items. i was about to fabricate my own SS scuppers but these are well worth the $50 IMO. get rid of those sea...
  425. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Let’s go down the list: rework the fly bridge railing: check Replace pedestal with leaning post: check Rod holders: check Bow eye: check Bow stop: check New cushions: check Remove toilet: check New scuppers: check Clean out raw water system: check Fuel filters: check Replace all zincs: check...
  426. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    congrats! Cool ride. This site is running out of tire kickers to harass! nothing wrong with running those Optis till the wheels fall off. Capable of a lot of hours.
  427. Captain Decent

    Cheapest fuel?

    could I drag my boat through there you think?
  428. Captain Decent

    Cheapest fuel?

    Any good deals on diesel in the south sound? I want to go fill the boat up but havnt seen any deals at all
  429. Captain Decent

    48 gallon Bait Tank

    Selling my custom aluminum bait tank. Works perfect. Virtually no dead loss all season. I am going to make a new transom mounted tank instead to keep the center of the deck clear. 34” tall, 25” long, 18” wide. Fills from the top drains from the bottom. Lexan lid. Couple windows. False bottom...
  430. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Might be eligible for classic plates by then! Just giving you shit. Definitely the correct choice on the truck though.
  431. Captain Decent

    Pop ups....

    interesting business model: annoy random people into buying your product. I’m getting a full page pods ad every time get on and sometimes randomly when I click around on threads.
  432. Captain Decent

    Buy American!

    stay focused
  433. Captain Decent

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    Not cool man, that offends me, I got an uncle who is an a-hole. Have some respect.
  434. Captain Decent

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    Out for a rip are ya bud? Dude, you called John a Nazi and a racist (Worse than that with your slavery comment) because he doesn’t agree with your stance on the quarantine and now you’re flailing away about his “retarded” comment?! You’re a piece of work. Also I want a fucking count of how...
  435. Captain Decent

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    Well now that most of my at home projects are wrapping up (wife claims this is debatable), I’m done with this quarantine. I’ll give you your 6ft, I didn’t want to be that close to you anyway. but I’m launching the fucking boat. I’m going hiking. I’m going bike riding. I know I ain’t going very...
  436. Captain Decent

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    You’re pretty annoying. If you don’t want to go then don’t. admit it, you’re an Inslee man.
  437. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    glad I don’t need those figured we were overdue for a glass-alloy debate. looks great those are fine seats.
  438. Captain Decent

    Another great perspective on the government bailouts.

    i wish my kid went to your daughters school. The Kent school district basically gave us some links and said Do some stuff from there. It’s all links and pages I gotta log into and pick random exercises from a huge cloud of stuff.
  439. Captain Decent

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    I love the oversized load permit system. govt: “oversized loads are dangerous” Me: “but I got $20” Govt: “ok go ahead”
  440. Captain Decent

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    Technically yes. Anything over 102”. Ive never been stopped though.
  441. Captain Decent

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    This shark pissed me off. Biting at scuppers and whatnot.
  442. Captain Decent

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    WFO sculpin bite. First fish on the Bert.
  443. Captain Decent

    2020 Shrimp season

    Does it vary by location? We shrimp the islands and Canada in mid summer thru fall and havnt had any issues with this.
  444. Captain Decent

    Vessel insurance update- Spring 2020

    I am gonna give you a call this week. My current policy is with reliable insurance group and Reliable is also getting out of the Marine market and notified me Recently.
  445. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Increased testing will just inflate the numbers. CDC says just stay home and quarantine if you suspect you have it and seek medical assistance only if you are seriously ill. Not sure what good testing will do with this approach. If they “open life back up” won’t it just spread again and kill the...
  446. Captain Decent

    Garage Blow Out Free

    Got some free stuff here. Some engine oil quicksilver 25-40, 10ft rack and pinion teleflex steering cable NIB, steering tie rod, IAC valve for suzuki 250, Yamaha paint, cutting board, ring free, HF diaphragm pump, fuel/water separators. Covington.
  447. Captain Decent

    RIP blackmouth fishing

    Glad I bought a boat with cruising capabilities. Wait, whales might be in the area better shut that down too. Keep voting liberal boys and pretty soon you’ll be able to Proudly say you’ve brought your environmental impact down to zero.
  448. Captain Decent

    Went fishing today in the north end

    Don’t undercut the BD bro sale.
  449. Captain Decent

    Deck Contractor & Boat Detailer (Mobile Preferred)

    I am currently making one of these SS cable railings for a customer of mine and the design looks pretty good. This one is for the interior of their house but has SS posts as well. I could give you some ideas on the design or would be glad to build one for you. I’ll PM you with my number.
  450. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    My question is are we going to do this for every pandemic now? We didn’t do it for Asian bird flu or swine flu or any of the others despite having been more deadly. Can I expect the economy to collapse every 6 or 7 years due to pandemics? I mean who’s to say we don’t get another bad flu strain...
  451. Captain Decent

    Am I getting screwed?

    That’s only worth something to the right guy. Those are some of the least desireable I/Os and I/Os are not very desireable. Are you able to test run it for him? Are you able to sea trial it for him? Both of these things would increase its value. A dusty unknown motor isn’t worth much and anyone...
  452. Captain Decent

    Whomp there it is

    Women take note: leave the eyelash extensions for the trans. That’s exactly what I think of anytime i see those damn things.
  453. Captain Decent

    WTB Work Bench

    This might be a good opportunity. I got this bench but it just collects shit and I’ve been wanting to replace it with some shelving to help organize and make room. It’s pretty stout. 3/4 ply over 2x6 frame. 96x30. I’ll give it to you for the price of some cheap shelving from HD.
  454. Captain Decent

    N 95 masks

    it was my understanding that Bducky was volunteering to come pick up all the loose masks and deliver them to the front.
  455. Captain Decent

    Imagine rolling in this...

    definite infringement. Legal perhaps but infringement. The articles that give them the search and seizure authority on the high seas were clearly written with piracy and national security in mind not harassing fishermen for expired flares and CO2 decals. The fact that they take advantage of...
  456. Captain Decent

    Pop ups....

    I’d love to see some data that an pop up sells products. the pop up maker and pop up blocker maker must be the same guy. there must be a better way.
  457. Captain Decent

    Imagine rolling in this...

    Maybe not but the CG isn’t friendly to firearms. We got searched. Declared our weapons on board and they proceeded to seize the firearms and unload the magazines And return them in 3 pieces After a bunch of ado about them despite CWP and no laws broken. im pretty sure they would confiscate your .50
  458. Captain Decent

    lamiglas customer service is awesome!

    Better be good. They’re probably the number one snapped rod in the world. Nice to hear they hooked you up though.
  459. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Their intent is all year. They will just keep extending. My sons school is out for the rest of the year and next fall is at risk also.
  460. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    It’s gonna be weird on the docks. Now that we’ve made so many friends debating the corona virus bullshit.
  461. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    I know my opinions offensive. But no hard feelings. you are fully able to go full quarantine and be quite safe. My parents are in your age group and they have the same attitude that their health is the worlds responsibility. They refuse to take advantage of the at risk shopping hours, they take...
  462. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    All your proving is that the shut downs and quarantines are not working. We’ve been shut down for weeks, washing the fuck out of our hands, keeping 6 feet away and staying the fuck home. As for who will die? My observations say the elderly and the weak. Yet I see both wandering around like...
  463. Captain Decent

    Best offer. 40 ocean yacht sportfish

    Don’t. You. Do it. Put it on blocks on your property until you get your Trump bucks for moorage. I’ve already made it clear to the wife. The boat is not on the table no matter how bad it gets. I’m also a terrible financial advisor.
  464. Captain Decent

    N 95 masks

    I have some open mask containers laying around too. Some with just a little aluminum dust. Where do I take them?
  465. Captain Decent

    N 95 masks

    I bet sea turtles eat the shit out of nitrile gloves.
  466. Captain Decent

    I want to trust the government, really

    This state should be ripe for heavy socialism after this. They are going to force an economic collapse so that your dependence on govt programs is out of your control. The parking lot/traffic management technicians at the pot shops in Covington are still fully employed and the liquor stores...
  467. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Aren’t you one of the “stay the fuck home” guys?
  468. Captain Decent

    Want to do rebuild/flip on a aluminum skiff

    I’ve always liked the 16 to 18 ft Klamath or bay runner boats but be careful with a project if you’re using it to get the family involved. Might be a cool project with the kids but if you end up working on the POS all the time and dumping money into it, the wife may not take to it. My opinion...
  469. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Boys, the govt has wanted you to stay in your houses for years. They just had to wait until you begged for it.
  470. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Concerning the masks. I love this part: They were telling everyone masks don’t help but then out of the other side of their mouths saying not to buy up all the masks because we needed the masks for health care workers who really need them. Every health care worker I have seen is wearing masks...
  471. Captain Decent

    Salmon Season areas 5-13 Comments When/Where?

    It’s not a debate. The political climate here is a real threat to hunting and fishing. And is a good part of the reason recreational fishing struggles to meet the opposition on equal terms. Liberalism is not friendly to any out door activity that involves any kind of environmental impact...
  472. Captain Decent

    18’ Wellcraft Center Console

    Some better pictures with less trash on the boat would really help this thing sell. I’ve always wanted a boat like this to fill the PS salmon niche this would be pretty useful for that kind of thing.
  473. Captain Decent

    ARIMA 19 SEA CHASER YELLOWTAIL EDITION

    Looks like it’s modeled after a toy boat. Would make a good PS crabber though.
  474. Captain Decent

    Connecting Main Engine to a trolling motor

    I wanna fish where you fish. That Would never work up here. Those tie rod systems with the ball and socket are perfect. Simple, reliable.
  475. Captain Decent

    Paint stripping recommendation

    If that we’re mine I would disassemble all the accessories like windows and door handle. Then I would buff off the paint with a red scotch brite pad. I hate paint stripper. Guaranteed to get it on something you don’t want and then disposal isn’t fun.
  476. Captain Decent

    Westport crab pot setup

    There’s crab around but all the legal ones are exactly 6”.
  477. Captain Decent

    Trailer winch options

    Never wore out a manual winch but I suppose you could put a pulley on it. I havnt seen anything rated over 3200.
  478. Captain Decent

    Covid19 TUNA

    I’m doing the same. Got some Smoked jalapeño in process right now. Apocalypse food.
  479. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    My question is now that we’re all scared shitless, what’s the trigger to turn the country back on again? 50 deaths a day? 10? Your exponential growth still applies at 10 as it does at 50. Has anyone heard any threshold numbers on this?
  480. Captain Decent

    Westport boat launch closed

    Just a few more posts on marina and fishing closures and we should be about set....
  481. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    I think I’m gonna add a stainless rod around the edge and run it back for good measure both to reduce injury and additional support due to popular demand. the stock ladders on these are tucked too far under the fly bridge overhang and have no step surface area so there’s a lot of room for...
  482. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    thanks for the tip. I’ve never heard of it. I havnt got around to polishing the welds yet I was just going to hit them with a thistle wheel and rouge but I’ll check this out thanks!
  483. Captain Decent

    Fishing closure statewide

    Some people need to stop watching CNN and reading FB feeds.
  484. Captain Decent

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    If you’re looking for common sense policy making right now, you’re not going to find it. The public outcry was for government to “do anything it can” and that’s what they’re going to do. I talked to my parents today and they are convinced that there’s no way my mom would survive this (60). I...
  485. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    It used to have teak steps but I’m trying to phase out any teak that is used as a step. Theres a few places where they used teak for steps and it gets hammered. But I also found that almost all of the exterior teak is 5200-ed in place! So I’m going to have to wait for better weather to refinish...
  486. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    true, maybe I should add a lip around it.
  487. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    not decided yet but I’m going to mount a radome on it somehow. I guess I’ll make a pivoting mast for it Or possibly mount it just forward of the house above the main windows but I need to research whether it will be effective down there and also not cook me.
  488. Captain Decent

    Advice on trailer tires

    to limp to the next exit it is.
  489. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    no red this time. Long term plan is a baby blue hull.
  490. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    yeah it’s on a trailer. Can’t fish in this state if you’re not able to cover ground. maybe this will drive the market down and it will work out for you in the long run.
  491. Captain Decent

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    Sorry to interrupt your Covid 19 feed but here’s some pics of boat projects if you guys are into that kind of stuff. after buying the boat I felt like a really neutered It when I had to cut off all the cool east coast shit: Radar arch and huge Radar, 30ft antennae’s, 30ft outriggers, fighting...
  492. Captain Decent

    Whomp there it is

    I agree but right now you will be shouted down if you express this opinion. People are all aboard on these shutdowns. Objectively, this article makes sense but as people lose people they know to the virus, objectivity goes out the window and the “we must do anything we can” voices prevail...
  493. Captain Decent

    Whomp there it is

    As much as it grinds my gears to listen to the government tell me not to recreate, the boat should be looking fantastic in a few weeks. Currently using the argument of economic uncertainty to fend off the girlfriends expectations of a remodeled bathroom. Supplies for boat projects we’re already...
  494. Captain Decent

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Like g spot I was also interested to hear where he was tested and how. This is useful information. If it’s a self diagnosis then I’d like to know that too. I took the post to be unclear in this regard. for one, the testing was apparently done only from a 4” deep swab? But then I heard there’s...
  495. Captain Decent

    Corona Rockfish

    it’s the rockfish responsible for this mess.
  496. Captain Decent

    Holy crap.

    how many people have really been tested though? Not many in the scheme of things. It kind of looks like you don’t get tested unless you are very ill or are a celebrity. I looked at the cdc website and they tell you flat out, if you have the symptoms just quarantine yourself and ride it out...
  497. Captain Decent

    New set of rod holders

    That’s clean! Gonna have to answer a lot of questions about that offset one tho!
  498. Captain Decent

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Where did you go to get tested? A lot of people are feeling sick but apparently testing Availablility is spotty? My dad had Severe symptoms and had contact with a sick person recently in China. They phone screened Him and cleared him as fine. Seemed suspect to me. Glad you’re rebounding.
  499. Captain Decent

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Don’t feel bad, I’m an unemployed bastard too!
  500. Captain Decent

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    I’ll give you a little insight on “testing”. My dads friend and customer does business in China frequently. He was there during the outbreak and flew back home before the borders were shut down. He was very sick. As he came from China recently he had to be “screened”. He got “screened”. That...
  501. Captain Decent

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html Sure many are still sick but given the symptoms include hardly any at all, you have to believe the percentage is far lower. Listen to all of the exponential growth models. Ok. But the common flu kills too, can grow...
  502. Captain Decent

    Holy crap.

    Yep you are. If you look at worldwide data the death rate is tenths of a percent. When you listen to media sources, the death rate is in the low single digits and millions will die. How do explain the models when China contained it despite being ground zero and taken by surprise? The rest of...
  503. Captain Decent

    27ft Skagit Orca Reviews

    that looks like it would rock you into another world with an 8.5 beam.
  504. Captain Decent

    Pedestal Helm Seat

    Sold pending funding
  505. Captain Decent

    Bimini Top 001

    This Bimini came off my flybridge. It’s about 6-1/2’ wide and about 4-1/2’ tall. Pretty good condition. 1” SS tubing. In Covington $200.
  506. Captain Decent

    Pedestal Helm Seat

    Pedestal seat with cushions and base. Pretty heavy duty. Came off my flybridge. In good shape. In covington $100.
  507. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    How culture is defined in today’s world is very confusing. There were treaties signed however.
  508. Captain Decent

    27ft Skagit Orca Reviews

    interesting you say that. We had one running near us back when I had my 25 Grady out of la push. I kept noticing that it would run for a while listing heavy to port then it would list heavy to starboard for a while. The sailfish had twin 150s not sure what the orca had for power or if the...
  509. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    ok but can we at least agree not to eat Bats?
  510. Captain Decent

    27ft Skagit Orca Reviews

    Only 26’8”, 8.5 beam and 6000lbs with motor, twin 150s should be entirely adequate. nicely appointed boats especially with OBs. I’d like to see a little more beam personally.
  511. Captain Decent

    Tribes win again

    Can’t blame them for telling the govt to fuck off. I’ll take my chances with the Wuhan bat flu over a self induced economic collapse. I’m convinced this is a social engineering experiment to see how the culture of fake news has confused the masses to the point of total retardation.
  512. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar

    Yes, big improvement. When do you want to pick it up?
  513. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar

    Still on the market just sayin
  514. Captain Decent

    Looking for starboard

    Every time I’ve been there I always find what I need in the drops rack. Lady is really nice and if you got cash you can even haggle.
  515. Captain Decent

    Tuna cord spreader

    I’ll try to get some pics but what we do is about 200lb mono to a 2lb ball on a 20-30lb dropper. Then along the length of the heavy mono are 2 little leaders with plastic tubing over it to a circle hook. About 6”-8” leaders.
  516. Captain Decent

    Bottom paint ish

    Maybe hire a diver to knock the growth off once or twice a year? Once you go with the paint it’s pretty much permanent and you have a continuous maintenance item. Furthermore bottom paint only slows growth. Generally looks bad after awhile and slows the boat down and hurts resale of a trailer boat.
  517. Captain Decent

    Why You Test Bilge Pumps

    What’s “pre” season? Are you guys in a league or something?
  518. Captain Decent

    Why You Test Bilge Pumps

    Those damn float switches have been a perennial pain in my ass. I have had multiple boats where the damn thing will get stuck on and I have to unstick it with a stick. And other times when they simply stop working. Further still sometimes debris will foul them up and either hold them closed or open.
  519. Captain Decent

    WTB 23-27 foot pilothouse or express boat

    I wouldn’t want a single inboard particularly with a keel.
  520. Captain Decent

    WTB 23-27 foot pilothouse or express boat

    judge yachts are another one that fits your description. Similar to a Steiger.
  521. Captain Decent

    First time making pipes

    What do those weigh? ~2lbs is what I run. Deburr the edges and run a heavy mono and I don’t like to crimp the ends. regardless, if you can touch bottom you will somehow catch fish with that conduit. i strongly disagree with the recommendations of a single hook or stinger. Big ass treble is...
  522. Captain Decent

    2002 Rampage

    I don’t want to hear any more excuses. This thing IS easily trailerable and powered by a couple of pissed off Yanmar diesels. it is a super cool boat and looks to be in excellent condition. I would have definitely considered this thing a year ago before we became set on a Bertram. cut this...
  523. Captain Decent

    For all you Grady Pricks

    Here’s a representation of what it’s like to be a Bertram captain and an intellectual.
  524. Captain Decent

    Aluminum tower/rod holder repair recommendations

    I am going to redo all of my rails on my flybridge this winter. I was going to do a big rocket launcher. But the more I thought about it the more the nice clamp on ones make a lot of sense. I usually weld them on and I think it looks marginally better that way but clamp ons give you More...
  525. Captain Decent

    Crab pots -

    What’s your location?
  526. Captain Decent

    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    Best way to do this is to send a surveyor out on a 2 part survey. Spend a couple hunsky on the basic survey, The surveyor will report back the situation and you can decide your next move. I set several hundred on fire sending surveyors to look at POSs that the owners promised were mint. But at...
  527. Captain Decent

    Honda BF250D’s for sale

    If I was boatless right now I would likely buy these and start shopping for a hull.
  528. Captain Decent

    Flying Gaffs/Harpoons, Spreader Bars & Reel

    Best I can do is $550 for the senator
  529. Captain Decent

    Your Go 2 Shallow Water Bass & Ling Rod.

    Whatever is in arms reach. But if I had to chose I like my light live bait setup with a level wind which is a lighter rated wasabi and a squall 15. I also have a 7ft heavy bass jig rod with a Bill dance style bait caster on it to make things interesting.
  530. Captain Decent

    Westport marina notices

    I can see that they’re trying to tidy up before they raise the rates. I prefer casual and cheap.
  531. Captain Decent

    Boat Land

    Years ago I went to check out their used inventory and it was pretty depressing. Mostly 30ish foot cabin cruisers covered in moss.
  532. Captain Decent

    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    look out for Blue coast or pacific trade and transport, michael Joudeh or Lindsey or anyone using any combination of those names.
  533. Captain Decent

    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    Did you already survey and sea trial it?
  534. Captain Decent

    Custom Marine Upholstery

    If you can give me a picture and detailed description of what you need I can get you a quote. once we know what you want they will source the materials and confirm availability. There’s a wide selection but not unlimited. turn around time is about a month. they do canvas work also and I have...
  535. Captain Decent

    Custom Marine Upholstery

    shipping does add cost but not very much as we have some Connections here. Ideally we would ship a couple orders together but shipping cost isn’t a major component. we would not be shipping the entire cushion and foam. just the covers. We have had them do staple back covers and zippered covers...
  536. Captain Decent

    Custom Marine Upholstery

    I figured I’d throw this out there. Ive had a few sets of cushions recovered by my sister in law in Vietnam and have been very impressed by the work and the price is unbeatable so if any one needs some upholstery work done let me know and we can work give you a quote. they can do cushions...
  537. Captain Decent

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    Gonna be an awesome build but let’s be clear: there’s a big difference between the 30’ club and the 31’ club so stop getting their hopes up.
  538. Captain Decent

    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    I found this not to be the case. First u-hauls are only allowed to tow their own stuff ie their dollies and trailers. a few place rent full size pickups but very few locations allow 1 way and even fewer have the inventory on hand when you need it as local construction companies suck up all the...
  539. Captain Decent

    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    What is going on these days? We lost our top 2 tire kickers this year to boat ownership! Congrats those Carolinas are nice boats. Keith at KTM transport towed my bertram from Maryland and I was happy with him after sorting through lots of BS haulers ‭(231) 557-5243‬ BTW I found this guy...
  540. Captain Decent

    Sea lion in the woods!?!?

    Looks like they had to call in backup from all over the state to hold up boards and sticks.
  541. Captain Decent

    Washington Tuna Classic Update

    Some people think everything is fine now cause checks got mailed. This was never about the money. How about shut down the WTC and just have a weekend of taking vets out. No entry fees, no payouts, no bullshit. I don’t think a competition tournament is a very good atmosphere to take guys...
  542. Captain Decent

    Downrigger Upgrade

    If you fix all the design flaws and have a good service shop close by scottys are pretty good.
  543. Captain Decent

    New Cushions for The Bertram

    All new i could have straightened them out better.
  544. Captain Decent

    New Cushions for The Bertram

    It was extremely cheap for me as I was already flying over there but even with shipping it is cheaper than stateside by far. The material is vinyl and is probably the same stuff we have stateside although marine vinyl is not available. These are in the cabin so no need. I had some exterior...
  545. Captain Decent

    New Cushions for The Bertram

    I think she can do anything. Especially if there’s a template or a drawing. But honestly I don’t know what a carpet runner is. Send me a picture and I can look into it. She makes clothes and dresses so she’s pretty skilled.
  546. Captain Decent

    New Cushions for The Bertram

    Just had my sister in law in Vietnam remake the cushion covers for the Bertram. She did a great job and we saved a ton of money. If anyone needs some upholstery work done on the cheap let me know as we have the hookup and she’s always down for more work.
  547. Captain Decent

    WTB Bench Seat or Leaning Post

    Looking for a 2 person bench seat or leaning post with backrest. Preferably with rocket launchers to replace the chair on my flybridge.
  548. Captain Decent

    Bench or Leaning Post

    Looking for a 2 person bench seat or leaning post with backrest preferably with rocket launchers to replace the chair on my flybridge. I’m in Seattle but would consider paying shipping or arranging pickup.
  549. Captain Decent

    WTT Big Bait tank for Smaller Bait Tank

    Did you buy a new boat that you need to share with the group?
  550. Captain Decent

    Anybody running Gibbs breakaway flashers?

    I like feeling the flasher, makes the fish feel bigger.
  551. Captain Decent

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Not a huge gamble at $5-600. I say buy em, keep your manuals on board for a while until confidence is gained. Might have to make a universal mount. Maybe start a new fad. I’d rather see someone try something new than buy scottys and then have to defend all their design flaws.
  552. Captain Decent

    Washington Tuna Classic Update

    $1.40/can at cost tho This blows my mind. They have to be adding the overhead Of turning the lights on into that Equation. No way a canning business can operate with that kind of efficiency. I can buy a can of tuna from the store for less than $1. With a label even. Great partnership we got...
  553. Captain Decent

    The Lobster Guy

    Didn’t see the shipping costs but the lobster price ain’t bad at all. This would be a cool gift.
  554. Captain Decent

    Downrigger Upgrade

    They look pretty cool. And really they’re not a lot of money considering using what appears to be expensive materials. I’ve never seen em used but at $600 each they give the appearance of being thoughtfully designed. Go for it!
  555. Captain Decent

    Washington Tuna Classic Update

    Tommy I admire your composure and thanks for doing your best to do what the org should have been doing from day 1 but the excuses aren’t very convincing. One minute we are waiting on fish quality inspections (not sure what this process looks like 8 months frozen but) to ensure integrity of the...
  556. Captain Decent

    Wurd

    You’re going to fish in a MO run tourney? Haven’t you been reading the news?
  557. Captain Decent

    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    I remember seeing someone in here (DaKanati?) who enlarged their stock bait tank on a Grady by just adding a little to the top. I have the same issue as you, there’s a big access hatch at the stern I need access to but I see yours has little legs to space it up that’s a good idea I didn’t...
  558. Captain Decent

    Fish death

    What about a baseball bat to the skull? My issue is that the fish’s brain is small and in different places on different places so it’s hard to hit reliably.
  559. Captain Decent

    Only turn 40 once…

    Well that’s a buzzkill. Go Fish port hardy on a long weekend. Go do something badass for your 40th.
  560. Captain Decent

    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    Funny I have always had a transom mounted tank. Everyone says put it in the center. Now that I have a center mounted tank I wish I had one on the transom. I like to keep the transom clear to fish off it but I find I’d rather have the room in the center of the deck available. I’m considering...
  561. Captain Decent

    Do you top shot?

    Top shot? Sounds gay. If I’m running tuna bait I run either straight mono with mono leader or braid with mono leader. I have no idea what 30 feet of mono top shot does other than get The knot caught on the guides. The bait is still dragging about the same amount of mono as it would had you...
  562. Captain Decent

    Nautical/Fishing Dog Names

    As a former GSP owner I don’t find nautical names fitting for this dog.
  563. Captain Decent

    15 HP Kicker, 1.25 hrs. Still under warranty

    We’ve certainly duly beat Andre up over his undersized boat but putting 110lbs of 9.9HT on a 1000lb 15footer doesn’t make any sense. The HT is not meant for skiff operation it’s meant as a trolling motor for large boats. I think the mention of the 1 vs 2 cylinder configuration is definitely...
  564. Captain Decent

    Thunder jet lighting options

    Where are you buying retail cheaper than fisheries? I have an account there so I am partial seeing as I get around 20-30% off there. But mainly the selection of lights you can put your hands on is what is more valuable.
  565. Captain Decent

    Wurd

    I think the “benefit of the doubt” period is well past given that they appear to have given zero fucks about the issue. Had they manned the fuck up and addressed this I wouldn’t have to say my opinion At this point is that they are guilty of fraud and I’m tempted to sue them over my $100 and...
  566. Captain Decent

    Thunder jet lighting options

    My recommendation is don’t go to crazy with the lighting. A couple soft floodlights. It sucks to look up and get blinded by some over the top LEDs. You don’t need that much for cockpit lights. There’s so many options. Go to fisheries and you can see them on the dispay and test them out. If...
  567. Captain Decent

    15 HP Kicker, 1.25 hrs. Still under warranty

    Dayum I thought it was a typo. A Yamaha 15 2 stroke is 80lbs and a 15 4 stroke is 111lbs in comparison. Yeah that’s not gonna work for a kicker for your boat.
  568. Captain Decent

    Wurd

    My calcs say they got the money to pay at least team I smelt her but if you say anything you’ll get shouted down by those saying trust the system.
  569. Captain Decent

    Only turn 40 once…

    hope so because some friends went there last year and didn’t catch anything in 2 or 3 days. Ultra expensive too. The Freeman’s were cool they said tho
  570. Captain Decent

    Wurd

    I heard 2020 is gonna be double or nothin
  571. Captain Decent

    Only turn 40 once…

    This constant rain may skew my opinion but definitely Costa Rica. But if you do, take the kids, take 2 weeks and do more than just fish. Yeah the fishing’s awesome but you’re cheating yourself if you spend the whole time on a boat. There’s so much to do and see. we went for 2 weeks and booked...
  572. Captain Decent

    Looking for a new port for rockfish/lings/butts etc..

    Dudes dropping cords like my bert drops panties. no fuckin introduction no fuckin pic of wife/gf, no nuthin. Didn’t your mom teach you to make him work for it?
  573. Captain Decent

    Sportsman Show 2020

    I am waffling on these loose pontoons. Super cheap. I could make a really cool river/bass pontoon with these but finding time to git r done could be a problem.
  574. Captain Decent

    BD late winter/early spring swap meet

    I’ve always got semi useful stuff to sell. I’d be in.
  575. Captain Decent

    Wurd

    technically you’re actually in the red $100.
  576. Captain Decent

    Plastic Anyone...

    We need to implement a plastic tax!
  577. Captain Decent

    What? I can totally tow that!

    I’m sure that Mercedes SUV has an advertised tow rating of 12000lbs. but I can’t tell what’s going on there other than one hell of a contraption for the surge coupler. Whole thing looks low.
  578. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    You don’t get as much applause when you say “we’re volunteering to process the donated fish for our cost which is $14000” the service was, without a doubt, presented as pro bono. I was not even drinking when I heard that.
  579. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    then don’t worry about it. Consider it money in the bank. meanwhile in a sign of solidarity to you brothers nobody better be signing up for 2020 until all you boys get paid. I know some signed up already not knowing the situation. lack of a public explanation is the problem here. 90% of the...
  580. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    $14000 to process the fish? You gotta know a guy to get a deal like that.
  581. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    well they are making up for it by charging $30/fish to process so...
  582. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    well I won’t be attending this event this year. for the managers, whoever they are, to not address this and hide behind the “well we told you how it worked At the dinner” is really disappointing. Scott, who runs this and why aren’t they explaining the situation? considering the smear campaign...
  583. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Check for legitimacy? come on. No one is gonna feed those fish buckshot over $1500 grand prize that doesn’t even cover the cost of the weekend for 1 guy. give the fish a once over at the scale.
  584. Captain Decent

    WTB Chainsaw

    Between me and my dad we got around 15 saws all the way up to an 084. The best saw I ever ran was my dads Sachs-Dolmar 5100 speed. Only 51ccs but hits 15000rpm. Not a lot of torque but just melts through trees. I like that thing better than my Stihl 048 or husky 61 as it’s lighter and I don’t...
  585. Captain Decent

    It was a great day, turned bad

    The fact that we havnt heard a public explanation for this long ago is very disappointing. I heard rumor of this a while ago but was hoping the people running it would address it. Especially since most of us know the people running it. so they’re opening up 2021 registration and have neither...
  586. Captain Decent

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Hard to believe in this era of liability that boat manufacturers are still so irresponsible with things like compression drain plugs, plastic scuppers at/under/very close to the water line, cheap plastic plumbing below the waterline, fish boxes that drain into the bilge etc.
  587. Captain Decent

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    which NRs have sunk other than salt patrol?
  588. Captain Decent

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Bias much? Sure they’re insured. With money taken out of my paycheck and loose revenue they got writing tickets for expired flares. i probably paid $500k for that boat, $200k for the electronics and who knows how many hundreds of Ks for the training those guys got and still managed to sink it.
  589. Captain Decent

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    No, quite the opposite of that.
  590. Captain Decent

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    2” snow and the tin boat turns turtle. Pathetic. Seems like publicly funded boats have about 1000% higher likelihood of sinking at the dock. But my kid doesn’t lock up his bicycle unless I tell him either so...
  591. Captain Decent

    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    Wasn’t kingfisher formerly known as harbercraft? To me this boat would be a serviceable boat inshore but embodies what I perceive is the new fad of slamming an “offshore” style pilot house on an inshore hull. If the dealer won’t take you for a ride fuck em. What’s their reason? They expect...
  592. Captain Decent

    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    The dealer or the seller will provide the test drive. Sounds like you have one already picked out? I believe twin bridges marine in la Conner sells kingfishers. If you’re looking to use it for offshore service I would recommend widening your search also.
  593. Captain Decent

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Kind of like every excel “upgrade”. Same shit in a different color and in a place it wasn’t before.
  594. Captain Decent

    6 months

    I can anything that’s not fresh anyways.
  595. Captain Decent

    Taps for the 'Ol Merc

    There’s no way that black max is done
  596. Captain Decent

    WTC Flags

    It’s just been sitting around. You can have it. Pm me your address and I’ll send it over. I may have a couple more.
  597. Captain Decent

    WTC Flags

    I know I have at least one laying around you can have
  598. Captain Decent

    Downrigger weight styles

    This question comes up all the time. The sharks and the pancakes are all gimmicks. People always think in terms of aero dynamics but hydrodynamics isn’t as intuitive. The only thing more efficient than the ball is a torpedo shape. ball with a fin. The fin probably creates drag but it helps keep...
  599. Captain Decent

    Washington Park Launch update

    oh no. I always wondered if all seals had one eye out. That thing was everywhere.
  600. Captain Decent

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    these are the images that come to mind when I read your posts.
  601. Captain Decent

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    shut up dude. I was joking. But thanks for proving my point.
  602. Captain Decent

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    can you try to convince your buddies of that? they keep trying to take my right to defend my property away and decriminalize property crimes.
  603. Captain Decent

    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    I have the same problem. Idle is 5+ knots. I have trolling valves and can get a lot slower but trolling in the diesels isn’t the way to go. The manual warns against prolonged operation with valves engaged and discouraged prolonged idling altogether. steering is very good at troll speeds...
  604. Captain Decent

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    yes there is an extensive dock system there a lot like WP.
  605. Captain Decent

    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    she’s a beaut. Love that fighting lady yellow too.
  606. Captain Decent

    Tuna Dreams

    hey let’s work on that attitude sport. I think you still don’t get it that people are saying it should be moved to the Washington general page rather than the Washington reports section. It benefits your cause as the general page gets far more traffic, especially in winter. but alas, the...
  607. Captain Decent

    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    What did you do drive it around in reverse to get the hours down?
  608. Captain Decent

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    Might try willapa. I saw a guy get some a few years ago there.
  609. Captain Decent

    Trailer brakes?

    I’ve never had a boat near that long but you’re not going to get 7 years out of any disc brake caliper I’ve seen. My Kodiaks were holding up pretty well but I had ufp brakes that were in pretty rough shape after 2 years. And I rinse copiously. I found the kodiaks to be the apparent higher...
  610. Captain Decent

    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    I’ve had a tough time catching legal crab in there and I’ve tried several times. It gets worked over pretty hard. Certainly there are a few but you’ll work for them. good way to relax and spend time with the family though. I believe they dump a bunch of crab in the marina every year as part...
  611. Captain Decent

    Fishing Thailand?

    That’s bad thigh gap
  612. Captain Decent

    Washington Park Launch update

    Can they also post launch and retrieve instructions? I was almost attacked by multiple parties when i jumped on the dock to retrieve the tow vehicle.
  613. Captain Decent

    Fishing Thailand?

    it took way longer than expected for The thread to get to this point.
  614. Captain Decent

    Neah Bay Moorage

    I guess I’ll be clogging up the ramp at LP this year. Better hope you get in line before I do. Love la push but if I call in November-December for moorage I’m told they don’t reserve until the first of the year. When I call on the first of the year they tell me it’s been booked since last...
  615. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar

    I am. I’ll get in touch.
  616. Captain Decent

    Document or Register??

    I/O or shaft?
  617. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Here’s the fresh water coolers, oil coolers and intercoolers. Removed for cleaning. Never overheated but I have no idea when this was done last. Yanmar says 5 year intervals. Boat diesel guys say 2 to 3 years. I prefer the yanmar numbers. This is a PIA job but I’m learning a lot. Also with...
  618. Captain Decent

    Document or Register??

    Fuuuuuuck that! let me tell you about it. I am still trying to figure out what exactly documented gets you. Apparently they check for liens. I’m pretty sure there’s other ways to do that. I bought my boat in May. It took almost a month to close while the agent waited for the release. Then I...
  619. Captain Decent

    Gale Warning New Years Day

    I wouldn’t doubt some wind but I have found noaa to be very poor when it comes to PS weather especially. got “caught” in a SCA squidding one night. Rode the 8” wind waves and 6kt winds out on the pontoon.
  620. Captain Decent

    Tuna Dreams

    the power most often abused is hardly any at all. I would run off any one with differing opinions and turn it into a forum for talking about Bertrams. I’m not saying it’s right but I know myself.
  621. Captain Decent

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    There’s no way you would ever see me running fuel I knew was contaminated. who knows how the water got in there. Condensation is ruled out by the sheer volume. Even if the cap was left off in a rain storm it doesn’t amount to that much. Had to be from a bad fill up. If they let that much water...
  622. Captain Decent

    Port a Potti

    hey a Danny Gabriel sighting. Welcome back buddy!
  623. Captain Decent

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I’ve been there. Low hour motors with high hour fuel with water. Luckily it’s an easy fix. Forget fuel polishing. Just pump that shit out. Flush it again. Replace all filters and fill it up with fresh. I absolutely loathe nice-to-have systems that can sink you. If it lets water in if it fails...
  624. Captain Decent

    Port a Potti

    I need something halfway legit at least to stave off jackass buyers who have wives obsessed with toilets. also thinking of potentially chartering it in a couple years so I will need something better than a bucket. I know there are some that use a bag which would be better than stumbling out the...
  625. Captain Decent

    Fishing Thailand?

    Going to be in SE Asia for a few weeks including a couple in thailand. Is it worth trying to setup an offshore fishing trip? staying in the Phuket area. House is on the beach. Is there anything to be had from the beach? thought about trying one of those catfish ponds. I did a bunch of fishing...
  626. Captain Decent

    Port a Potti

    I am a die hard bucket man. And the bucket shall remain in service. however, I just removed the head, plumbing and holding tank from the Bertram. I am not going to replace that mess. I want the best, lowest maintenance self contained head that I can get. Annoying as it may be 25% of the cabin...
  627. Captain Decent

    Seeking Trim Tab Advice

    no problem with cutting them down. I’ve done it before.
  628. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    I’ve personally never seen bow railing screwed on. It’s always thru bolted and I think the OP said it was already.
  629. Captain Decent

    Yamaha vs Honda

    The question is wether you want 3500 hours or 10000 hours.
  630. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    I think the limiting factor is no access to the nuts on the inside.
  631. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    You’d have to weld a little at a time and cool the surrounding area and it should be ok.
  632. Captain Decent

    I Need a Small Piece of Teak Trim

    Thanks guys I just found a piece of mystery trim in the boat. Not sure where it was supposed to go but I should be able to make it work.
  633. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    Easy job for someone with a suitcase tig. I’d bang it out for you but you’re a few hours out. Shot in the dark but If you happen to be bringing the boat south by chance I have a the same job to do for a boat at a marina in Tacoma and we could work it in.
  634. Captain Decent

    Trailer Valet

    That thing is interesting. Wonder if it could handle a little more than 10k?
  635. Captain Decent

    Sportco/Outdoor Emporium Membership - What's up?

    Damn dude. I know were talking about 2.50 LARGE here but come on. It’s a personal membership not a friends and family package.
  636. Captain Decent

    I Need a Small Piece of Teak Trim

    Anyone have a piece of teak trim laying around. I have a headliner trim that broke. dimensions are 1x1/4. I only need maybe 6” piece.
  637. Captain Decent

    T8 Weld

    varies widely. The one I used was a cheap one about $60 if I recall but if I were to do it again I’d get a higher end one designed for the environment.
  638. Captain Decent

    T8 Weld

    For steering why not rig up an actuator? I had a 9.9 years ago that I hooked a small DC actuator to and steered from a rocker switch. Mine was on a pendant so you could put it anywhere.
  639. Captain Decent

    T8 Weld

    If you can make it down to Covington I’ll bang it out for you FOC.
  640. Captain Decent

    Here's your sign...

    Too bad the sign doesn’t have more lines they could have squeezed in some clam, beaver, twin screws, or wiener puns in there. What a shame, they were on such a role.
  641. Captain Decent

    2 New Pali Bilge Heaters

    I don’t see why not. They’re marketed for marine use but they are rated for 80cu ft each down to -4F. the only reason I am selling is because my engine boxes are raised and not insulated very well. I think they’re intended for below deck applications. My engine boxes have too much ventilation...