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  1. Spoons

    Inshore Sometimes Inshore Birdschools aren't only Bones & Cuda

    kinda looks like a salmon head on a seabass body lol
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    How to caulk bait tank? 4200 or silicone?

    Life caulk is the best for bait tanks. It remains pliable but strong unless you need to cut it away. 4200 is good but a little too tough for a non permanent install. 5200 should not be used. Silicone will easily separate and not recommended.
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    What Ever Happened To Stand-up Rods?

    If you want a fighting chance on stand up gear without wearing out your left arm, you need one of these. It don't matter the size the of the rod, 6', 5.5', 5', 6.5' But you need to maintain leverage on heavy drag over 25lbs. If you're not braced for a sudden run you can either get pinned to...
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    What Ever Happened To Stand-up Rods?

    I fish on my own boat or friend's boats and have a high end tanaguchi belt/harness that I can strap into. I personally can't fish that under the armpit style.
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    FREE: Fiberglass hard top mold

    No but I’m only 30 min from Carlsbad
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    Southern California FREE: Fiberglass hard top mold

    FREE FIBERGLASS HARD TOP MOLD 69” x 77” If you’re handy with fiberglass you can make it shorter or slimmer either direction. I got this free from another BDer last year and want to pass it on. If i don’t get any takers it’s going to the dump on Saturday morning. located in San Diego near...
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    FREE: Fiberglass hard top mold

    Spoons submitted a new listing: FREE: Fiberglass hard top mold - FREE: Fiberglass hard top mold Learn more about this listing...
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    Offshore Kite fish question

    I hope it's ok to tell you I dont give a fuck if I have 100 * by my name. I come from a commercial fishing background which means loading the boat by all legal means necessary. Meat fishing is meat fishing. When you jump on a boat going for BFT, you are meat fishing. When you load your reel...
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    Offshore Kite fish question

    Just like the parents of little leaguers who dont practice with their kids on their off days but demand they are starters on game day
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    Offshore Kite fish question

    ya then that's bullshit. i think those deckies were drinking some haterade.
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    Offshore Kite fish question

    Nah, they should have let you take that fish and culled your small one to another angler who hadn't caught anything. Yall still fish for boat limits right?
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    Offshore Bluefin close by

    Heartbreaker that you lost that fish, but it keeps us coming back for more. Look at it this way, you had a better day than 90% of the people on this site reading from their computer.
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    Offshore Bluefin close by

    I'd hate to think Blubby's drag was set to 7lbs. but i've seen it more often that not, many fishermen simply dont know how to set the drag with a spring scale. If the weakest line on the reel is 80lb test then i'd hope your drag was set to at least 20lb but more like 24-25lb of drag. On stand...
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    Fish processors maxed out

    I gotta say. Getting rid of fish carcasses in San Diego vs the Bay Area are night and day. In the bay, almost all harbors have dumpsters to dump the carcass. Here in San Diego, you gotta be clever or sneaky. I have tricks up my sleeve but can’t post them… lol.
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    Fish processors maxed out

    It's also easier to learn how to cut and process the fish yourself, (I do).
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    Offshore Great weather and fun fishing

    Thanks for sharing Cody. I will make it a point to share my numbers this season and hope the rest of the gang does the same. Way to kick off the offshore season! By the way, those lake like conditions are insane!
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    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    Not trying to troll. I'm just a realist. Good luck to the seller and I hope he finds his buyer eventually. It's a nice unit.
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    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    You didn't fully understand what I meant. You need to find your target market for you to find the buyer that is willing to pay the money. Have you tried saxophone forums? I have you tried band forums? Have you tried local craigslist? Offerup? Woodwind forums? Seriously, someone in those...
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    Bluefins and Rapalas

    Same size as for albacore. Don't overthink it dude. these fish have been around for centuries. Its very easy to get caught up in the "lure of the year" gimmick.
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    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    I'd have to agree. No offense as I like the sound of a good saxophone but selling a saxophone on here is like trying to sell bananas to a bunch of fishermen.
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    Bluefins and Rapalas

    5-7 knots
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    Is 73 rods to much?

    There are several fishermen like this. It gets to a point that it's like collecting baseball cards but on a different level.
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    Is 73 rods to much?

    I met a guy once who potentially had several hundred if not a couple thousand. He had a 2 car garage full of rods all vertical in milk crates.
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    1987 Cabo216 "Lipstick on a Workhorse"

    In all your 18 years that you've owner her have you ever had a wave wash over the back of the boat?
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    I'll take em, pm sent. Ready to pickup.
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    Vacuum Sealer at Costco, anyone heard of this company before?

    And they let Covid spread to the world without a care to the human race. Fuck them all to hell
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    Are you tired of Race related issues?

    We are in the sensitive era. buncha bullshit if you ask me.
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    Bronze Thru-hull cleaning

    denatured alcohol
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    Sold feb 20

    Ya that’s a commercial salmon boat. I wouldn’t be surprised if these owners know each other both being from Alameda.
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    Sold feb 20

    These are battle tanks boys! Here's another one I took a pic of in Alameda years ago.
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    DMV suck my little Asian balls...

    hang tags look like they are only applicable to inboards and I/Os.
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    Who trolls while fishing offshore and why?

    absolutely. I came from Norcal where it's a predominantly troll fishery and when I first started fishing here in socal my local buddies wanted to run and gun and I just can't vibe with aimlessly running from paddy to paddy at cruising speed burning fuel all day with no gear in the water. So...
  33. Spoons

    Looking for a Raymarine S1000 DATA CABLE

    Long shot but looking to see if anyone has a spare Raymarine S1000 autopilot data cable. Please pm me and i will promptly respond. Thanks.
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    250 HP Yamaha (not mine)

    Stay away from this one. My buddy drove a few hours to try and buy this yesterday and found this. the guy was changing his story by the minute and talking as fast as possible to try to seal the deal. Said he had 7 guys in line wanting to buy it. 🥴 someone left that motor slipped in the water...
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    Attention commercial fishermen, satisfied with you job?

    What a fuckin lie. High school student my ass.
  36. Spoons

    Teleflex twin engine binnacle controls

    Teleflex twin engine binnacle controls $120 for the pair San Diego area
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    Xtratuf boots size 5 and size 8

    Xtratuf boots size 5 (12”) and size 8 (15”) Bought for my son who out grew them. Very lightly used $75 ea
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    3 west marine fuse and switch panels

    3 west marine fuse and switch panels $old San Diego area
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    Testing Water: Parker 1801, with Yami 115

    Go shit on her front door step.
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    Testing Water: Parker 1801, with Yami 115

    Fuck the bay area! Born and raised there, they removed the military bases and it straight went hippy town. I agree with Hismosa! Good luck with sale.
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    1988 18' Stringari PH

    Excellent restoration
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    Mechanic Suggestions for fixing a leaking auto pilot hydraulic pump?

    Bob, this is just a hydraulic part. Should not be rocket science or talk about a new boat. Post some pictures of what is leaking and where and I or we will try to help.
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    MCRD Boat Ramp open?

    Very strict.
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    Rod rack gas tank hard top bait tank pumps

    Glad you're pulling that hard top. Makes that Grady look weird.
  45. Spoons

    Newell reel discussion

    I started fishing in the SF bay area, started with Penns fishing shallow cod. Then got all the nice aluminum Shimanos, Accurates, Avets, and Daiwas.... Then I moved down to San Diego. Never understood the importance of knowing how to cast a bait until I moved down here. Tried casting baits...
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    LR boat Cruising speed

    Funny how time and the world turns to a snails pace when you get on a boat that runs hull speed.
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    Simrad VS Furuno

    Performance wise, furuno is at the top. Anyone who says Simrad over furuno either doesn’t know the technology, hasn’t been exposed to furuno or can’t afford it. Ease of use,simrad. with that being said, both companies can fill your requirements.
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    Dirty rejected pots wanted!

    you gotta fish further.
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    PacificEdge Bait Tank 40 gallons

    pm sent
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    Value of KAD43 w/ drive and all components

    5-10k depending on how far you're willing to go with providing the buyer with as much confidence as possible. Send an oil sample to blackstone labs for both engine and outdrive. Compression check on all cylinders. etc. etc. If you just want it pulled out of the boat and sold, expect the...
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    Cruising boat remorse
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    Tranquilo Amigo!

    TIP should be received via email in a couple days.
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    Parker XLD Deep V 2520 Diesel - $67,500

    POSTING FOR A FRIEND, CONTACT INFO BELOW. 1999 Parker XLD Deep V with Bow Pulpit Less then 700 hours (684) on entire boat 4.2 D-Tronic turbo diesel made by Cummins Mercruiser VM No leaks fires right up full inspection done on motor and outdrive just serviced. Bravo 3 outdrive with new anodes...
  54. Spoons

    Fraser Gyros M25/Mariner Refurbished

    They blow the Fuji techno away. Jump on these for anyone serious this is a smokin deal!
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    Offshore lobster buoy ideas???

    friendly advice. the pointed part of the buoy should be the pointed down in the water.
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    Spending the night at the islands - firearm onboard?

    If in US waters, the main question is why not? best case scenario you pack it on and take it off. Worst case scenario you need it but dont have it. All this being said, I assume you're a law abiding citizen. Have fun.
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    Offshore Limits of yellowfin and Dorado thank you Hardcore

    What general area would you say you were in?
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    Offshore La Lolla Bonito's and Dana Landing Crime report

    Should have got in the truck, fired it up, slam into drive and goose the gas until the differential and the trailer frame took his ass then just tell the cops you had no idea that MFer was under there!
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    Weather off shore this weekend...

    It’s gonna be blowing bad around SCI. If the captain was smart he’d head south where the forecast is better
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    Weather off shore this weekend...

    of course they’re gonna say that. They don’t get paid if you cancel.
  61. Spoons

    Standard Horizon HX870 Handheld

    I'd buy if I didn't already have a similar one. Always good to keep in the ditch bag. I also use one to listen while i'm along the coast.
  62. Spoons

    Offshore San Diego fishing report!

    it's recommended that every fish go through a "deep freeze" prior to least 48-72hrs.
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    Offshore Windy and choppy on Tuesday

    You guys need to take more note of the southerlies. Monday was forecasted S 10k gusting to 15kt. Tuesday didn't look much different to be honest. "winds from the south fish close their mouth" is a saying up in the bay area and I find it holds true down here too.
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    I was referring to the antenna not the radio. Corrosion eventually gets the internals of fiberglass antennas. Especially if they lay horizontal and condensation builds and doesn’t easily drain.
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    do you have a multi meter? Set it to check for continuity. Unscrew the antenna connector and touch a lead on the center tip then touch a lead on the outer body connector. You should not hear a sound. If you do it’s got a short. You’ll receive all day but can’t transmit for shit. Just replace...
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    Short somewhere in antenna
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    Off Grid Solar Free Labor

    Hey David, Let me know when you can do on grid home solar installations on the side. I can purchase all the equipment.
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    08/29/20 – 9 Mile Bank and the Nados

    nice report thanks for sharing
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    1986 Cabo 216 Cuddycon - rebuild

    Nice work! How are your decks draining now?
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    Offshore A wild day offshore 8-20

    Damn you just experienced Jaws! Do you look like Quint?
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    Opinion on Life Caulk?

    Life caulk is great depending on what you're using it for. I use a bead of it around my bait tank installations.
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    Offshore 2020 Year of the Wahoo?

    When the wahoo came around in 2015, the water temps were in the 80s.
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    Late start but lots of laughs

    2 hours late on my boat also means you wont ever be getting an invite again.
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    Who handles uphill the best?

    For the west coast in that size group, Farallon hands down.
  75. Spoons

    San Diego Butts 8/9

    What are the gate guards saying these days? THanks in advance.
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    Offshore Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    the crew busting their ass should get and maintain the respect of all passengers. The crew not showing a bad attitude will, in return, should get some pretty respectful passengers. we can go on and fuckin on on this stupid ass subject. If you’re part of the group and not happy with what the...
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    Offshore Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    You’re embarrassed that my minimal is 10-15%? I really could care less. These guys tipped what they did for shitty fishing. They got a reaction they weren’t expecting. Who the fuck cares what reaction they got. The crew should be used to skunk days where tips are minimal. If there were...
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    Offshore Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    you honestly think i give a fuck what you think? Different folks different strokes... glad we live in America and i can do whatever i want.
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    Offshore Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    Zero fish equates to minimal tip for me. The captain needs to learn to break off the profit margins of the beer to the fuckin crew. one of the main reasons i don’t ride party boats and ride my own shit.
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    Reds at 9 Mile Bank 8/9

    you need to leave being the fish police to the Mexican navy or CA DFG.
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    Fujinon 14 x 40 Service??

    what makes you think that? Anthony at Baker is a whiz with Fujinons. People from all over the world send their glass to them for repair Including the US military.
  82. Spoons

    Fishing Early At World Famous Waimea Bay!

    Awesome report bradda mahalo for sharing. Is there cigutuera in those scad or any of those fish you catching and if so does it affect you and the locals? fine times either way and I love Waimea bay.
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    Any ham radio guy in the LA area.

    have you guys tried the new digital type radios?
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    Fujinon 14 x 40 Service??

    Baker marine San Diego. None better in the country imho. They are certified and know how to open and work on Fujinons very well!
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    Free hardtop mold!

    Good talking to you Kyle. See you soon Thanks again! Erik
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    Boat draining excessive amount of water?

    Ben, when you stop to fish and the boat is rolling in the swells, watch your bilge pump thru hull, if it's dips in the swell then you're scooping water little by little. This is normal. You can either plumb in a one way flapper valve just before the thru hull or you can just make sure your...
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    San Diego County shutting down at midnight?

    Nothing on fox5 sounds like fake news to me!
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    Parker 2520 1989

    Damn did you just buy this from some guys up in Norcal that hauled it from Florida?
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    Farallon 25' (not mine) $10,000!!

    I wouldn't say it's smokin but i'd say it's priced in the ballpark for the times.
  90. Spoons

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    Can't be away from the ocean. If I were to ever leave CA it would be FL.
  91. Spoons

    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    It might just be on a switch circuit
  92. Spoons

    Parking for trailers at Shelter Island...

    You can be like one of the guys last year. Just launch and leave the truck running with the trailer backed into the water.....maybe it'll be there when you get back ahahahahaha
  93. Spoons

    Looking for a Single Suzuki Binnacle

    Please PM me if you have a single outboard suzuki binnacle that you'd like to sell.
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    Check our this guy!

    Believe it or not, some people only worry about fuel one way and call vessel assist for the tow ride home. I shit you not.
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    iCOM vhf M504 radio $50

    I’ll take this. Pm inbound
  96. Spoons

    TWO Shimano TLD 30 2speed In great condition for

    I think buyers asking to hold it a day is bs. Should be first come first serve. Guys are willing to drive up within a few min.
  97. Spoons

    Furuno 6kw Open Array Radar 1943c with 10'4" NavNet display

    Furuno 6kw Open Array Radar 1943c with 10'4" NavNet display Works great. Array and Screen are in very good shape Comes with power cable and 20' radar signal cable $old
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    Cabo 6/27-7/5

    That's awesome! How was the whole social distancing and all that down there?
  99. Spoons

    Buying Ice in San Diego

    San Diego ice company near the sport arena area. Get the flake ice.
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    2004 Maycraft 2550XL Pilothouse

    Listing this for my friend up in the SF Bay Area. I think it would be a killer SoCal boat down here and is pretty virgin so you can rig a bitchen bait tank in a prime location of your choice. I’ve ridden on her and she knocks down the wind chop nicely! I personally think it’s worth the drive...
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    Pilothouse vs Walkaround

    Pilothouse if you dislike getting wet and you want to stay out of the weather. walkaround if you want full fish ability all the way around the boat. i started my boating career with a Grady white 22’ in the SF bay. Then my next 10 boats have been pilothouse boats from Luhrs, uniflite...
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    Pilothouse vs Walkaround

    Are you towing a 26’ boat with a Mercedes suv?!? That’s like an 1/8 ton payload vehicle right? Nice boat tho!
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    Farallon 25, refit

    These don't come up very often and this hull and engine combo is probably one of the most sought after combos ever. That cummins probably gets 4-6mpg and the hull with slice through 4-6' wind chop as it was designed for the norcal ocean waters. This is 10x the boat a parker is hands down. If...
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    send me a PM. I’ve got a black stainless Springfield 1911 that’s worth about $1000
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    Found one. Thanks.

    Just get yourself a new Shimano speedmaster 12II
  106. Spoons

    2006 Parker SE CC

    Interesting jail booking docs 😂
  107. Spoons

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Grady, Farallon, Davis, Radon, Steiger just to name a few.
  108. Spoons

    Looking for 270-8h or 270-8 deckhand style rod

    270h-8 or 270-8 deckhand style or regular reel seat style rod. I’m in San Diego. let me know what you have. Erik
  109. Spoons

    Trolling Motor for Cabo216

    Hey Howie! Nice write up. I have a couple questions since I’m now considering this. do you think the 12v or 24v will get the job done for the Cabo for cod fishing in open waters out of San Diego? what shaft length did you go with? Your thoughts on possibly transom mounting the riptide to...
  110. Spoons

    Offshore 6/11 Bluefin Report + Lessons Learned

    Good read. Thanks for spending the time to put it together!
  111. Spoons

    Offshore Heading out Friday anyone want to work together?

    Great report! Your track line looks like a used condom haha! Only way to get a fish back from the seal is to feed him a seal bomb before he takes your fish!
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Rust, where did you mount the hydraulic pump?
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    I dunno. Everyone is twisting my arm to get electric but to be honest I’ve owned many boats with hydraulic Bennetts and have rarely experienced a failure. Yes they are slow as hell but rare to fail. My last boat had lencos and i had to replace a ram before i sold it. Not sure how old they...
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Hey fellas, what size trim tabs are you guys using on your Cabo? Need to order a set soon and would greatly appreciate your input.
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    It’s a 12° Ducer not 0°
  116. Spoons

    Cabo216 Repower question

    I dunno. I was able to order the honda diagnostics dongle and software off the internet will relative ease.
  117. Spoons

    Cabo216 Repower question

    Thanks for the detail bud. I just acquired this boat and it still has the stock aluminum prop but runs oh so smooth. I may pickup a 15.25x17 in the near future.
  118. Spoons

    Cabo216 Repower question

    rust, what prop are you running?
  119. Spoons

    Cabo216 Repower question

    I have the same motor as rustman. It’s amazing like he said. I feel like 3800-3900 is the sweet spot at 20 mph.
  120. Spoons

    Ever Eat Roosterfish?

    Here’s a secret. The locals are ok with gringos coming for tuna, dorado and pargo. But they tell all the non locals that rooster fish taste like shit to keep us out of some of their fisheries.
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Thanks dude. What model whale pump are you going with and are you going with 2 separate pumps or just combining to 1? Also do you have the one way valves or do you have ball valves?
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Ok big question. How are most of you draining your fish boxes? Are you draining straight out the transom? Did you plumb in a one way valve? Or are you draining into the bilge and letting the bilge pump take care of it? Or are you plumbed to a macerator and then force pumping it out? With...
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    Inshore Corvina

    Nice thank you
  124. Spoons

    Inshore Corvina

    Where do you launch from to get to the Deep South? Pretty excited to start venturing down that way this season with my son!
  125. Spoons

    Inshore Corvina

    I have the same one. The brown and green one. I just picked it up last summer. Have only used it a half dozen times but plan to rig it. Looking for some ideas for rod holders since I’m not sure i want to drill into it.
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    Inshore Corvina

    Nice dude! What kind of board do you have?
  127. Spoons

    Nados Yellows - Triple to end the Day 5/1

    I hate kooks! Good catch!
  128. Spoons

    Red tide SD

    no oxygen....maybe it got too hot too fast last week.....immediately after those big storms ran through here.
  129. Spoons

    Cabo Boat Owners

    Oh and I went with an offshore tank because I know it’s a proven tank design. I will most likely re-read your stock tank modification and may do that as well.
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    No, I’ve read pretty much every thread here regarding cabos and planned this properly. It’s mounted a couple inches aft of the rear seat with full access to the bilge. At this point i have the stock tank drains plugged and the inlet capped off, realizing that the stock tanks sit below the...
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Are you guys running separate pumps or just one pump split feeding both of them? What size pump are you running? Thanks guys!
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    What are your guys’ opinion on the stock bait tanks? Do they keep bait alive? What size pumps are preferred for them? How many bait net passes does each tank take without over crowding? I just plumbed and installed a 40 gallon offshore tank and I’m considering either plugging the stock tanks...
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    BBQ grill, San Diego

    I have a rod holder mount for one of those grills. PM me if you’re interested.
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    Commercial hacks

    Buy your flake ice at San Diego Ice company. Get at least 200-300lb and when you put it into your Insulated hold add saltwater. Just enough so that you have a thick slushy consistency. Put a thermometer to it and you’ll see 32-33 degrees.
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    Commercial hacks

    no offense but lobster guys shouldn’t have been exporting it to China to begin with15-20 some odd years ago. Price should have stayed low and sold here from the get go. Would have made lobster permits affordable and realistic. ROI these days are not realistic.
  136. Spoons

    1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    That's cause its bronze not cast iron. you seriously have owned 30 boats? Must have all been quick flips. How come you didn't respond to my response earlier about getting the boat on How much you score it for?
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    1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    Not only the cut out but the holes where the screws were screwed in. identical.
  138. Spoons

    1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    Rod you sir are wigged out. This is the same exact boat! You want to know why I know so much about this boat. It's because I almost bought it off Travis as a buy back before Travis let insurance haul it away. Let me guess. You bidded on this boat from auction site and it...
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    1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    here’s some info. CA doesn’t salvage title boats. That’s why he’s able to tout that info. Trust me i looked into it.
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    Our boat sank in the Catalina channel-Cabo 216

    your posts says you know very little about these boats. No offense intended.
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    1994 Cabo 216 CuddyCon

    So Rod, I guess the only l question left to ask is how much did you pay the salvage auction site for it? lol My guess is $500 or less
  142. Spoons

    Cabo Boat Owners

    Anyone know where I can find these 1.5” plugs?
  143. Spoons

    Wtb 45acp dies

    Dillon precision should have them
  144. Spoons

    Offshore San Diego Bay and Commercial Fisherman

    Not true. Look up the dfg regs and verify
  145. Spoons

    Commercial hacks

    You should have stated bluefin initially bro. Now I know exactly what paperwork you are referring to. This would have been a whole lot cleaner if you stated bluefin from the get go.
  146. Spoons

    Commercial hacks

    Thankful I have all the above mentioned and more!
  147. Spoons

    Commercial hacks

    i assume you’re trying to deter other fishermen but what’s illegal if you have commercial boat license and a commercial L license? I’ve registered many commercial boats and I’m a little confused by your statement.
  148. Spoons

    Need some boat parts to finish a partial restoration

    Ratcheting antenna mount Blue sea weather deck switch panel 6 or 8 panel (breaker or fuse)
  149. Spoons

    Stranded swimmer while bugging Mdr

    You were an angel last night! Hope you catch tons of fish this year dude!
  150. Spoons

    Suzuki outboard problems/questions

    Cool, i hope it's completely dry and void of vapors as those could still ignite.
  151. Spoons

    Suzuki outboard problems/questions

    Welding on a tank be very careful!
  152. Spoons

    Our boat sank in the Catalina channel-Cabo 216

    Guaranteed a bloody decker reading this thread bought that boat.
  153. Spoons

    Looking for 1.7 Seastar Helm hh5271

    Looking for 1.7 Seastar Helm hh5271 Please let me know if you have a new or good unit.
  154. Spoons

    Good stabilizing binoculars

    I may be selling an extra pair of true gyro Fujinon stabiscopes. Let me know if you’re interested.
  155. Spoons

    Considering outboards for slipped boat

    Or better yet you can buy the Racor with the clear fuel bowl at the bottom of the filter so you can clearly see if water is there or not. I'm a bunch more concerned when i'm just guessing if there is water in the filter or not.
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    Hooping in SD Bay - DOGS!!!

    Have you tried freezing the paintballs?
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    Pair ZF 220a Marine transmissions with extras

    That's a perfect transmission for a Farallon 25 diesel conversion. This behind a cummins 6bta is perfect
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    Considering outboards for slipped boat

    there are several. Please find and download your service manual for your motor. Always good to self educate. usually the adjustable tab behind the prop is a zinc, then there is usually a block shaped zinc midway up the lower unit, then there is a zinc near the transom mounting plate. then...
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    Considering outboards for slipped boat

    exactly why I’ll never fuck with an “I/OWE”. Cause you be owing like a muthafucker
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    Considering outboards for slipped boat

    Inboard shafts all the way for a slipped boat! Have a diver scrub it and check zincs once a month, probably change them every 2-4 months. haul out once a year or every other if the diver does a good job. When hauled, check prop, cutlass bearing which usually lasts 10-15 years, and shaft and...
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    perfect thank you!
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    thanks Mike! Any chance you can post a picture?
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Can anyone with a Cabo t-top or hard kindly provide the height measurement from the helm floor area to the top? My top is too high and i want to lower it to a standard level.
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    43 Donelle

    Wow awesome boat! There are a handful of those up in half moon bay being used to commercial Dungeness crab and they are serious boats that can handle some heavy loads!
  165. Spoons

    How To Make Poke Video

    Just about the same way i make mine. Very simple. I’d advise using low sodium soy sauce for a slightly healthier mix.
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    Rejoice! Your Savior was born!

    Merry Christmas BD fam
  167. Spoons

    Replacement fiberglass hardtop

    Tuner got it right. It’s not too bad of a job. Just watch a few YouTube videos to gain some confidence.
  168. Spoons

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Merry Christmas Jason. Praying you get that donor bud
  169. Spoons

    Cabo Boat Owners

    Thank you
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    Can anyone please provide the width of the base of the console on a 216 cuddycon please? I’m out of town but need the measurement on a small project I’m working on. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Lobster Davit

    Any fabrication shop should be able to make it.
  172. Spoons

    Mac Virus and Fake Acrobat Updates

    same here, what's a good mac ad blocker?
  173. Spoons

    12/16 - Butts on the Bay

    Nice were you drifting sliding sinker rigs or 3 way?
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    House and or boat in Baja

    Pictures of both home and boat would be appreciated.
  175. Spoons

    Cabo 216 trailer + boat project

    Nope, they took those pics before they offloaded it and gave the trailer back.
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    Mom fell again

    Prayers she heals well!
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    Is it a full RSW system with water weight? You might want to do some research to see how much more water weight an RSW flooded tank adds to a vessel. The owner obviously wants to land or deliver sushi grade albacore. An RSW system is the way to do that, but the trade off is a very heavy boat...
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    Nice boat but the owner should have just sold the boat in its original configuration and built a new one. Jmho You’re now basically converting a large private sport boat into a commercial boat capable of holding 100 albacore with refrigeration powered with triple 300s. He should have had...
  179. Spoons

    Sat Phone

    When do those minutes expire?
  180. Spoons

    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    I gotta add after reading all these posts about FL boating. I believe our insurance rates inflate based on the abundance of idiot boaters in Florida and all the shit posted on @qualifiedcaptain instagram. Its bad enough our rates go up everytime there's a fucked up FL hurricane. Its even...
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    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    Oh and for what it’s worth, no insult intended. A 32’ world cat really ain’t “baller status” in any harbor including blowdega bay, it’d be close though simply because that harbor is pretty derelict. Come down to Dana Point and it’s bottom of the barrel. Again no offense you’ll understand once...
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    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    Karl, i was born and raised in the bay. There is money there but the seas fuckin suck donkey dick. It’s not warm year around and the summers are socked in fog banks. Spend a year down in SoCal. There are more high dollar boats down here than you might be led to believe if you’re only going...
  183. Spoons

    Private boat sale, large cash transactions? Alternatives?

    Any price over 20k i'd advise to do cashier's check from a verified or legitimate bank. Once check is in hand, call bank to verify funds. Wire transfer for any purchases made over long distances. Cash is ok, as long as you have a way to verify legitimacy of funds (bank counting machine is...
  184. Spoons

    Gunnel Rod Holder Drainage Problem

    Sucks that Mako gave you a shitty response like that considering how everyone is suing everyone these days for any little thing. The foam should be closed cell foam so the water doesn’t absorb into the foam. However over time that foam gets brittle and water eventually saturates the area. If...
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    Cabo Boat Owners

    That’s pretty cool. It would be awesome if you could share the cost or PM me please.
  186. Spoons

    Talica 12II - Change Line or Switch to a 16II

    Well you’ve got to keep in mind a 50w and a 12 class reel are two different animals. With the 50 W you’re bringing a gun to a gun fight with a 12 class real you are bringing a knife to a gun fight against a big fish. 45 pounds is a lot of drag Compared to 13lb. Upping the challenge is...
  187. Spoons

    Talica 12II - Change Line or Switch to a 16II

    Youre either using knots that are tied right and will hold or you’re using knots that will rear it’s ugly head early on. Have you tested your knots at home? My spectra to mono connection is the RP knot and the line breaks before the knot breaks. If you’re trophy hunting you need to bench test...
  188. Spoons

    Talica 12II - Change Line or Switch to a 16II

    If you're fishing 40# topshot you're going to set the drag at strike to 13lb. There really should be no reason to put 80lb on there. You should be fishing 65lb braid for maximum capacity. Don't be afraid to push to full. You need to be well aware of pushing to full way ahead of time BEFORE...
  189. Spoons

    Ice Machine - for home use

    I sold a commercial one last year that made 300lbs a day. You just have to scour the marketplace.
  190. Spoons

    Railrod vs harness

    I can’t fish that under the underarm type shit. Rod belt and private boat only for me.
  191. Spoons

    Half moon bay at Christmas

    I highly agree with crash on this. Hope they’re teenagers at least.
  192. Spoons

    Need a referral for welding aluminum bayrunner hull

    Good luck. I’m not a welder but a few of my welder buddies say it’s tough to weld “dirty” aluminum. In order to get good welds the aluminum needs to be as clean as possible. Saltwater corroded aluminum is tough from what they all say. Good luck!
  193. Spoons

    Small bait tank design

    You look pretty novice based on you’re writeup. No offense intended. My advice is to not build a bait tank but to buy a plastic 12-15 gallon tank. Then buy a transom mounted bait pump and matching hose and plumb it to the tank. This type of pump will take water from the outside and pump it...
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    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    There you go! Completed validated my numbers. Thanks Jason!
  195. Spoons

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    C'mon dude you wrote that like you were advertising a commercial. :) All in good fun though. I have to admit, I drank the Parker kool aid and I felt like I was in the upper echelon of boat owners when I had one. But i'm over the "prestige" thing and as I get older every year, i'm all about...
  196. Spoons

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    You sound like you’re sold on them. Buy one and tell us how you like it in a couple years. You have the option to keep it or sell it either way.
  197. Spoons

    Lexa400HD seized drag

    not a good sign to see this happen repetitively with different owners.
  198. Spoons

    100 gun safe for sale

    Damn that's a Shaq diesel sized safe!
  199. Spoons

    Parker upper control recommendation

    Is it just a belly hoop or do you have a fiberglass dash up there?
  200. Spoons

    22 boston whaler guardian

    Post details! I have restored a 27' Farallon myself
  201. Spoons

    Offshore Wishful thinking

    Wait for the Thursday and Friday fish reports to know.
  202. Spoons

    Trinidad 20DC (cosmetically screwed up)

    Crazy thing is someone is gonna buy it. These things have a crazy following. GLWS
  203. Spoons

    Skipjack 262 VS Parker 2320

    Parker is highly overrated. It’s a rougher ride than a skippy that’s for sure. Not worth your hard earned cash. If you’re hung up on it go for it and live and learn. I’m not a fan of the skippy flybridge models. You might want to look into the skipjack fisherman 25 model as a compromise...
  204. Spoons

    crabbing conditions 11/22-24

    Jump on the Hulicat out of half moon and schedule a Monday off.
  205. Spoons

    Autopilot choice recommendation

    Not many options. I believe Lowrance makes a unit for smaller cable steered boats. Raymarine made a badass one a few years ago but discontinued it. I had it on my 20' Grady. Spx5 was the model and it mounted between the helm and the actual wheel.
  206. Spoons

    Autopilot choice recommendation

    Hydraulic or cable steering?
  207. Spoons

    Walmart clearing out all handgun ammo...9mm [email protected]/round

    Damn you bought 10,000 rounds at once?! As a fellow gunner awesome but you probably put yourself on a state or federal “watch” list haha
  208. Spoons

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

    Suzy for sure!
  209. Spoons

    6 lug hubs with set of bearings

    Bump. Time to service your trailer or keep spares for the unexpected breakdown
  210. Spoons

    Fuel Tank Repair & Rotten Transom

    The biggest cause of fuel tanks leaking on the west coast is the offshore bait tank, pacific edge bait tank, or blue water bait tanks. Any bait tank with a false bottom, there's a STRONG chance that saltwater is leaking into the tubing access through the deck, soaking the tank and foam and...
  211. Spoons

    Anyone have any recommendations on boat insurance in SoCal?

    Thank you for sharing. I switched from Boat US to Twin Rivers Marine Insurance 4 years ago and never really looked back. You want an experienced marine underwriter holding your policy.
  212. Spoons

    Anyone have any recommendations on boat insurance in SoCal?

    Twin Rivers Marine Insurance based out of Antioch.
  213. Spoons

    San Diego Tackle Traders Got Hit Again.

    They need to pull feed from their last warehouse sale and look over every motherfucker that matches that description. Very obvious they have been there before.
  214. Spoons

    Offshore Limits of Yellowfin and Yellowtail off a Kelp Patty

    Looks like you shoulda had the big boat out. Is that Jon boat aluminum? Hopefully you didn’t split a seam or pop a rivet. Thanks for sharing bud!
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    Bait Tank Install Install it yourself Mike. Here’s my writeup from several years ago. Only thing I would add is a bead of flexible silicone around the bottom edge of the tank to deck to prevent...
  216. Spoons

    Dungeness Crab Opening Day Ritual

    It’s gonna be over a week or two after the commercial season starts on Nov 15 unless there is a delay. The commercials vacuum up the ocean floor real fast. (I used to be one)
  217. Spoons

    Fuel lines from tank to fuel pump to Carb.......hard line or hose?

    If the fuel hose is hard and brittle, i'd replace it. If its older that 10 years old i'd replace it. When replacing it, make sure to buy ethanol safe fuel line. Older fuel lines get eaten up by ethanol. No hard lines as salt corrosion will fuck it up.
  218. Spoons

    P454 cross bars and frame screws

    You have the tib narrow conversion? I have everything else maybe we can work something out.
  219. Spoons


    Day 2: Evan Salvay and team Stella June just weighed a 466lb fish tying with another boat for day 1 also 466lb. Let’s see if he takes it again this year!
  220. Spoons

    2003 Black Z06 Corvette $17,500

    The vette makes them wet
  221. Spoons

    Bisbee tournaments

    Good luck!
  222. Spoons

    Offshore New daiwa lx hd 400 vs wide open yft

    Good shit bro, i was huffing and puffing with you. Time for a break hahaha!
  223. Spoons

    Very Sad. Becarfule out there.

    Fuck diving. I'll stay in the boat. Never had an urge to try that shit
  224. Spoons

    6 lug hubs with set of bearings

    One brand new set of 6 lug hubs for 5200lb axle with bearings. Goes for $72 on etrailer. And a extra hub. These are for you guys making those long tows north for salmon and albacore or making those long tows to the bay of LA. $40 for it all. San Diego
  225. Spoons

    Pacific trailer parts

    Pacific trailer parts $10 San Diego
  226. Spoons

    Loadrite trailer parts

    loadrite trailer parts $25 San Diego
  227. Spoons

    Bisbee tournaments

    Awesome man! Have fun! Is that the Stella June? I saw the video of her pulling past everyone with ease on the shotgun start
  228. Spoons

    I see 4ft at 8 sec from the north East

    lumpy but not totally unfishable. 4x4 would be fucked.
  229. Spoons

    Offshore Condor 1.5 yft limits and hole in my gas tank at the landing

    Damn. Drilling into a tank is so SKETCH dude. Spark from the bit or spark coming from the drill motor......boom. Dumb fuckin tweaker bitches
  230. Spoons

    Brakes - stainless vs. Dacromet?

    Stainless if you have the money to burn.
  231. Spoons

    Taylor Made large orange fender

    Bump for the yacht guys
  232. Spoons


    I looked through all the pages and can't find the price.... oh well
  233. Spoons

    Offshore 371 Fishing and Mex Navy check on 10-10-19.

    Wow that's the first time i've ever heard of the MX navy camping on the border.
  234. Spoons

    Post lobster catch processing...

    Just leave em in the sink. hearty fuckers. They'll still be flapping in the morning.
  235. Spoons

    Offshore Full speed ripper 10/10

    Be careful Steve, 5 years ago i towed my 20’ Grady down here and left it for the summer. Had so much fun I sold it and bought a Parker 25’ and left it for the next summer. Then moved down entirely!
  236. Spoons

    Offshore Full speed ripper 10/10

    You guys are changing the game and are setting an example of how fishing should be. This is the style of fishing camraderie i'm used to up north in the SF bay.
  237. Spoons

    Aluminum trailer

    Sorry brother for threadjacking. I noticed your boat when I was in the market and then I saw your parting it all out here, was just curious because it was a very good deal. That trailer is badass and i'm sure will sell soon.
  238. Spoons

    Aluminum trailer

    WHOA!! Did his insurance pay for it? I always wondered about that... which is why whenever I sea trial a boat i'm selling, I stay at the helm.
  239. Spoons

    Aluminum trailer

    Didn't you have the whole boat and trailer up for sale recently? Why'd you decide to part it out?
  240. Spoons

    Parker pilothouse stainless handrails

    PM me if you're interested, I come up once or twice a week.
  241. Spoons

    Parker pilothouse stainless handrails

    43” from outer flange to outer flange.
  242. Spoons

    Marinco Solar Day/Night Ventilation Fan

    Marinco Solar Day/Night Ventilation Fan This is a must if you own a boat with an aluminum fuel tank. This keeps the tank compartment dry from condensation. Already rigged for 6” snap in inspection plates. This thing runs 24 hrs a day. Just pull it off when using the boat. Fan itself cost me...
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    Taylor Made large orange fender

    For you big boat guys. I’ve got a large 21” or 27” Taylor Made round boat fender. West sells them for $200. Holds air fine but i deflated it for easier storage. Yours for $60
  244. Spoons

    Tunatower with helm

    Wow that's nice!
  245. Spoons

    NEW Rule Tournament Series 1600 gph dual port livewell baitwell pump

    Bump. This will go good with those tanks listed here.
  246. Spoons

    Suzuki side mount throttle control box

    Any chance you have a top mount binnacle?
  247. Spoons

    Offshore 10/6 Hidden/475/425/south 9

    Great report and glad you were able to get the kids on some fish! MCRD is the best!
  248. Spoons

    How not to pull your boat out

    Santa Cruz harbor up north during salmon opener is the best for this! Bring a lawn chair
  249. Spoons

    How not to pull your boat out

    Here you go. They used a ton of air bags and a compressors with multiple valves. They’d air up the front, winch it on while backing down the trailer slowly, the release the air in the front bag, then repeat. About 8 vessel assist guys there and maybe 5 harbor PDs. Harbor patrol guy going off...
  250. Spoons

    How not to pull your boat out

    I have pictures I will upload shortly
  251. Spoons

    How not to pull your boat out

    I was there that Friday evening and harbor patrol said he forgot to raise his outdrives and it was enough to pull the boat off the trailer and break the straps. Boat US had been working on it for a couple hours when I got there.
  252. Spoons

    Offshore 10/3 – Missed Brunch but Made Happy Hour – WFO

    excellent report! man that last picture with the bloody footprints is awesome! Murder scene that nobody wanted to hide ahahaha
  253. Spoons

    50 year old ammo safe to shoot?

    If you ever hear a pop no click, don't pull the trigger again until you clear the chamber and verify the barrel is absolutely clear. I had a friend that got high when he reloaded and he squibbed a round and thankfully the next round didn't go into battery otherwise he would have lost a hand.
  254. Spoons

    Lobster report, 10/2/2019.

    Agreed John. Guys out there exploiting the bluefin fishery charging $2500 for a 4 pack day boat.
  255. Spoons

    What the hell went after my fish!

    Mako would have gouged it.
  256. Spoons

    Who is losing their boat?.....

    Brutal you guys dug that up from the grave! Haha let’s see if he sees this thread and comments
  257. Spoons

    Who is losing their boat?.....

    Cut that MFer right in half and give it to her. Tell her you want half the boat and she keeps the other half hahahaha
  258. Spoons

    Volvo Penta TAMD63P-A Engine With Transmission

    You should try should sell there no problem.
  259. Spoons

    Ganion Hooks, Long Line

    Real good price for longline hooks
  260. Spoons

    Offshore 10/1 371It

    Awesome Mark! Thanks for sharing your day!
  261. Spoons

    Farallon 25 Twin inboard to Outboard conversion

    Nice, how was Armstrong able to calculate the curvature of the transom?
  262. Spoons

    Cabo 216 rebuild/ retrofit

    Looks a little tall. Other than that it's a badass conversion!
  263. Spoons

    Offshore A few skippies on the Aztec and what's that smell?

    That must have been bad... for you go all the way up to the galley to check for smoke or fire must have been really bad. shit.
  264. Spoons

    First Boat Project-1987 Cabo 216

    Nice! Please let me know what tools you use to scrape off the foam.
  265. Spoons

    Edge Insight CTS Monitor for Ford and Dodge

    Edge Insight CTS Monitor for Ford and Dodge I used this on my 03 Ford 6.0 diesel and my 06 Dodge 5.9 cummins. Worked excellent to monitor my engine and transmission. It caught the egr/coolant delta on my ford as well as transmission overheat on my dodge. Worth it's weight in gold because...
  266. Spoons

    So I just bought my second boat. How’d I do?

    lol. I'd say it's a good entry-mid level boat. Perfect for inshore stuff.
  267. Spoons

    Parker 1800 center console with Yamaha 115 fourstroke

    What's up SlayerZ, you a friend of EJs? I think you should shoot up there and pick this boat up. That's a great price if everything checks out upon inspection. Bring it back down and let's tag team the fish!
  268. Spoons

    $18,900 Blackman Center Console- must go!

    Respectively disagree here. If he wants to sell it he should lower the price until it sells.
  269. Spoons

    Chest freezer 7 cu ft $50.00

    Got the same one it's excellent!
  270. Spoons

    My 2014 Honda 225 won’t pee

    Curious what kind of muffs are you guys using? The round muff that only push water on one side or the rear muffs that split the water to both sides? The both side units are no good for new motors. Beware
  271. Spoons

    Offshore 9/21/19 Limits of YFT for 2

    Awesome report and writeup! I love that rod your boy is using! My all time favorite.
  272. Spoons

    Conditions for 9/20/19

    The first image is the swell prediction at 5am which to me looks about 3-4'. The second image is the wind prediction at 8am, which is 0-5kt.
  273. Spoons

    Conditions for 9/20/19

    Conditions look ideal. Just slow down as required. FRI Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 7 seconds and SW 1 ft at 13 seconds.
  274. Spoons

    Cutting through Coronados when not planning to fish

    You lost me there Rick. If you troll a hook you are theoretically fishing and would need FMM, TIP and Bracelet
  275. Spoons

    Offshore THE BIGHT, 9/15/19

    Friggin Long Beach Greg haha great writeup
  276. Spoons

    NEW Rule Tournament Series 1600 gph dual port livewell baitwell pump

    Rule Tournament Series 1600 gph dual port livewell baitwell pump Brand new. This was my spare that I kept as a backup if the pump on my Parker ever failed. Never had a failure in 5 years with the one I sold with my boat. Very reliable unit imho. You can also run a wash down pump off the...
  277. Spoons

    Parker helm seat

    Just the seat. It’s in really good shape in great condition. Cushion is not all worn out like others. Great replacement for you guys that have worn seats or looking to add more seats. $old
  278. Spoons

    My 2014 Honda 225 won’t pee

    Hope it runs decent at the ramp, if not watch a few videos and swap the impeller yourself.
  279. Spoons

    Xtratuf 15” Deck Boot Size 9 (new deadstock)

    Xtratuf 15” Deck Boot Size 9 (new deadstock) $old Located in San Diego
  280. Spoons

    Parker MPG on 2520

    Wow you all get such horrible mileage. I recently sold a ‘99 2520 mod v with a single 250hp Suzuki 4 stroke and i got 1.8-1.9mpg with 1 or 2 other passengers on board, 65 gallon split tank, 125 gallons of fuel, 150lb of ice in a real cooler, full offshore spread of rods n reels n tackle...
  281. Spoons

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Truck 5.9 Cummins

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Truck Long Horn (Texas) Edition 5.9 Cummins 195k miles runs great and strong Automatic transmission rebuilt 24k miles ago 2wd Long Bed Tool box Power everything Lots of tread left on tires Recently aligned a month ago along with new upper ball joints Prodigy Brake...
  282. Spoons

    Cabo 216 rebuild/ retrofit

    How much are you listing that Larsen CC hull for? Good job
  283. Spoons

    Offshore Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    He would be fine until CG arrived? He talked to you with the same nonchalant posting he put up on Craigslist. Maybe he smokes a lot of weed. Zero fucks given. I’d have been thankful for your presence and probably begged you to take my passengers and standby to take me if i couldn’t dewater...
  284. Spoons

    Looking for a Cabo 216 or 226 Cuddycon

    Bump for anyone looking to sell.
  285. Spoons

    Is this a sport boat?

    Fuck..... not good
  286. Spoons

    Bed bugs on boats

    You’re on a roll with those pictures Jason hahahaha! Fess up with the boat name!
  287. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    True but the captains you are seeing today are the pinheads of yesteryear.
  288. Spoons

    Simrad 7 eco 2

    Damn i could have used this last Friday
  289. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    Personally, i believe to root cause to be the uneducated captain and crew. Most pinheads are high school dropouts, little education and etiquette. They live life like a harbor rat..... all the while building sea time/hours. Still no further education... then years later get their captains...
  290. Spoons

    Farallon or Parker New Build? Pro/Cons

    Yes that's from the Fred Hall show a couple years ago. All I could find, but when I spoke to the LH rep at the show a couple years ago they will customer tailor the boat to your exact specs. They put outboards on this one because that's the way the market has been going. But for a charter, the...
  291. Spoons

    Farallon or Parker New Build? Pro/Cons

    If you've got 300k budget you might want to compare the Farallon 3200 to the Little Hoquiam 32. Parker isn't even in the same ballpark. Not for a charter. My vote would be for Little Hoquiam. They are a SHIPYARD. You will be getting big commercial boat quality in a 32' boat. They can built...
  292. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    Very nice! Now we need to just learn from the millennials and pull out the cell phone for every conflict we’re involved in
  293. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    Touché haha Rick, i value my freedom and my family, so I’m not stupid enough to lose it, but you have to remember there are lots of people out there who pull guns on other people for some road rage and don’t think twice about pulling that trigger and ceasing the other guys life. I honestly...
  294. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    While we’re on the subject. What if these “laws” get broken in Mexican waters. Does that trial happen in a MX court, is there even a court in MX where you can sue someone for their assets in the US? Is that case null in a US court because it happened in NON US waters? Let say 2 US vessels...
  295. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    Haha relax Rick it’s all hypothetical. It’s not illegal for you to rest a shotgun on your thigh. What if you were target shooting out there as they pulled up? That’s not illegal. Discharging firearms for target practice in the open ocean isn’t illegal. While we’re hypothetical, if Multiple...
  296. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    Well say the initial fire colt sniper projectile hit his son in the eye. His son is innocent.... Just sayin... This generation has become a bunch of pussies. If someone pulls up on my bite and i've got my shotgun resting on my thigh, i truly wonder how much balls they have to poach the bite...
  297. Spoons

    Offshore Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    So say a projectile is fired into your boat, what does maritime law say if you pull out a slug projecting shotgun and fire it into the hull of said sport boat? Asking for a friend...
  298. Spoons

    1998 Davis Cortez 22

    Sell me your Cabo and buy this Davis. Andy is a stand up guy and he doesn't half ass anything as you can see in his ad. As for dumbass apogee, go suck a pigs hind tit you dumbass. No class whatsoever.
  299. Spoons

    18 FT Stringari...Center Console

    Damn nice boat! Shows pride of ownership. Just wish it had an outboard!
  300. Spoons

    Skippy W/ Farallon houset

    Hahahahhahahah thanks for the laugh.
  301. Spoons

    Skippy W/ Farallon houset

    Do yourself a favor and just buy a Farallon. So much better of a boat than a skippy
  302. Spoons

    Friend wants to fillet his own fish; where in S.D. ?

    Being a former SF Bay native, do not cut fish until home back in Fremont. I'm not a fan of cutting fish until its ready to go straight in the freezer. When you get back, stop by San Diego Ice Co and pickup a couple hundred pounds of slush ice, then pickup some rock salt and then add cold water...
  303. Spoons

    53.46 Lb. Yellowtail off Crystal Pier

    Such a noob. You’ve never seen a deep net?
  304. Spoons

    53.46 Lb. Yellowtail off Crystal Pier

    None of you started by pier fishing? . Lobster net will land those fish
  305. Spoons

    Death by carbon monoxide poisoning

    Usually happens with enclosed pilothouses with no windows or ventilation and the wind on your back coming back to port
  306. Spoons

    Caught a ......salmon? Off of buoy number 3 in Point Loma.

    Glad i still have my salmon gear down here. Will set some time to troll it on the way in or on the way out.
  307. Spoons

    Seal had no chance

    That made my morning! Thanks we need a good shark infestation in CA.
  308. Spoons

    So Cal fisherman needs some Nor Cal help

    You need to look up New Huck Finn capt Jay. One of the best in the Bay Area.
  309. Spoons

    Parker 2520 SC Suzuki DF250 4 Stroke

  310. Spoons

    Offshore Dorado 7/30

    Good kill! How come no bait? That should have been dorado limits!
  311. Spoons

    Mexican Navy Coronado Island Reports - Actually Got Checked

    Did they ask for the FMM or did you offer it when they hadn’t asked yet? Just curious. I always have it
  312. Spoons

    Bait Tank Pump without a Scoop?

    I’d rather miss a trip and get it fixed than to half ass it. Just me. It will cavitate and suck air.
  313. Spoons

    Moving to San Diego, Looking for some Fishing Friends

    Congrats. Rancho del rey (Chula vista) is a cool suburban area.
  314. Spoons

    Bait pumps ...

    I'm not a fan of cartridge pumps after hearing about tops popping loose and boats sinking. Get yourself a Rule Tournament series 1600gph pump. Great pump.
  315. Spoons

    Which tow rig for 11,000lbs, up to $25,000

    Bulletproofed with receipts to prove it would be ideal. Also the shop that did it. It's a big gamble on a verbal because you can't see the internals. Pick yourself up an Edge Insight CTS (if it doesn't already have a monitor) and hook it up to the truck and go for a spin. You want to monitor...
  316. Spoons

    Always carry an extra battery pack or battery!!!

    Always do a battery health test or load test every couple months during the boating season.
  317. Spoons

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    autopilot not set correctly and captain asleep at the wheel is my speculation. If i'm right, its good they weren't zero'd in on the jetty as it could have been much worse.
  318. Spoons

    MMSI does not give GPS numbers to USCG-Help!

    Is your plotter connected to the vhf?
  319. Spoons

    New Freeman Boatworks Build - FOR SALE

    Did you just seriously get on a freeman waiting list just to sell the placeholder once you got closer to your "start" date?
  320. Spoons

    Some Advice on antenna and placement

    Hey Bob, 8' on a 20' boat is not bad. Lots of folks put 8' antennas on their 16' skiffs. A little advice, go with the 5225xt. Best bang for your buck. Digital is good, but i've been getting reports back from my supplier that the white paint has been turning yellow after a couple/few years.
  321. Spoons

    Auto pilot for 19ft Bayrunner

    autopilot if you can swing it. Just don't think you can take a nap at the wheel or go cut fish with the wheel unattended. I run out of fingers on both hands counting how many vessels i've known to end up on the beach or surf or worst case colliding another boat.
  322. Spoons

    San Diego Trailer Storage

    Toy storage Chula Vista.
  323. Spoons

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    Ok, I just ask because purchasing a brand new truck solely for towing the boat 60 miles is hard to justify. Will the truck be used as a primary vehicle or just sit until you're ready to take the boat out? Then again if your'e an older gentleman who would rather have the vehicle serviced under...
  324. Spoons

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    How far is your tow from home to ramp? How long do you realistically plan on owning the boat?
  325. Spoons

    Big bluefin reel bang for the buck

    Used international 30-50 or a Talica 50 if you have the money.
  326. Spoons

    Gas vs Diesel

    Arm and a leg in terms of cost. Diesel makes sense if you use the boat enough to justify the cost. Commercial fishing, commercial charter, ferry, tow, work boat, and overall high use and/or heavily loaded. I'm in awe when I see a 50-80 year old crabber with an old detroit engine that has over...
  327. Spoons

    Gas vs Diesel

    If you put on a lot of miles and use the boat a lot, I would go with diesel. You get far better mileage and way more hours with a diesel. I've had boats with 2000-6000 hours that ran just as good as the day I bought it. I've had friends with 15,000 hours on the motors. If you're a...
  328. Spoons

    1 3/8 shaft SS Spurs line cutter $150

    Nice cutter. I ran a shaft shark on my crabber up north. Both good cutters
  329. Spoons

    Deck boots?

    xtra tuf w/ a comfortable pair of aftermarket insoles. Make sure to get the whole foot insole not the half foot. Pretty much anything is better than the POS xtra tuf puts in at the factory. I hear the grunden boots aren't too bad either... Regardless put an aftermarket insole in whatever you...
  330. Spoons

    3/18 on The "San Diego"

    Thanks for the detailed write up bud.
  331. Spoons

    Simrad NMEA2000 question

    Buy a NMEA 2k starter kit, a drop cable and another T. The starter kit comes with one power cable, two terminators, and one T.
  332. Spoons

    If you had 3 Avets...

    If I could have 3 avets id get the 3 most expensive reels and sell them for Penn or Shimano reels. lol sorry I had to.
  333. Spoons

    Looking for a Newell 332 reel

    Bump, I edited the title. I've been explained the differences and it looks like I need the 332 instead of the 322. Please pm me if you have a graphite 332 for sale.
  334. Spoons

    South Shores boat launch parking area for homeless parking

    Thanks for correction. It's a fucked up drug and one that I don't wish on my worst enemy. I have an extended family cousin that is addicted and she's fucked up somewhere in AZ.
  335. Spoons

    South Shores boat launch parking area for homeless parking

    You’re kidding me right. Those people that are mentally ill because they did it to themselves. Read up on heroin. I have a friend that works narcotics in the east Bay Area up north. Fact is... If you do H once you might have a chance. You do H twice and it’s over for you. Pretty much no...
  336. Spoons

    Torium HG vs Avet SX

    Fly lining is a general term meaning you pinned a live bait on a hook without a weight. You can either flick it into the water or you can get the correct reel and rod combination and cast it as far away from the boat as you can to increase your chances of a hookup over your other fishing...
  337. Spoons

    Torium HG vs Avet SX

    The torium is big and bulky. The sx is small and way easier for casting live baits. I'd use the torium to cod fish or halibut fishing inshore and bigger fish offshore. The sx i'd use for live bait casting for anything from yellowtail, yellowfin, and dorado. Also inshore for halibut. I have...
  338. Spoons

    South Shores boat launch parking area for homeless parking

    Great, promote drug use and camping inside those bathrooms. Gonna be open season on the addicted homeless that want to pilfer through truck & boat trailer rigs. That was my go to ramp when fishing out of mission
  339. Spoons

    Looking for a Newell 332 reel

    Anyone have a graphite 332 they want to sell? PM me please.
  340. Spoons

    School Me in SF Bay Halibut and lingcod fishing

    Launch at the rockwall and troll along the wall. Very protected unless a southerly is blowing.
  341. Spoons

    3 ft at 7 sec?

    it's all relative. if you never been in it then you might be uncomfortable. I grew up fishing out of the hmb/sf area. We went fishing 6-8' @ 9 seconds and the wind was 10-15kt. Shit we even went when it was 9-11' @ 12-13 seconds. Living down here the last couple years, i've got to admit we...
  342. Spoons

    Banging a Fur bag

    It's legal and not too hard to get if you're a commercial. It's federally allowed but there are regs. Where I think he'll get into a grey area is he didn't have any fishing gear in the water and the seals weren't a "threat" at the time. It's one thing to clear them away from your fishing gear...
  343. Spoons

    My first and last time buying a Phenix rod

    I'm not a fan of graphite for this reason. Calstar and seeker glass rods all day long over here.
  344. Spoons

    1989 Bayrunner 22 transom rebuild

    you should start building boats......or hopefully you still have the master patterns and start refurbing bay runners.
  345. Spoons

    SALAPAR (Rapalas spelled backwards)

    Those are straight island killers!
  346. Spoons

    Topless Shimano TLD 30 with Willfish Frame and more

    I have the same exact setup minus the handle and it's a stout reel. It can handle marlin and big tuna no problem.
  347. Spoons

    Good tow rig!

    Just getting broken in at 285k miles. Looks well taken care of. If I didn't have 2 diesels i'd be interested in this one.
  348. Spoons

    406 MHz EPIRB

    Do you have the mount?
  349. Spoons

    Ace line hauler for sale 350 obo

    I’m in San Diego and i got one for you minus the carrying case.
  350. Spoons

    Bait jars

    Use BJM jars.
  351. Spoons

    Custom Flopper Stoppers

    That’s a commercial salmon flopper stopper. Those are used in almost all commercial salmon trollers with outriggers. They are normally run amidships and about a third of the way from the base of the outrigger. Good to run about 6-8’ deep or more depending on the weather. I wouldn’t suggest...
  352. Spoons

    3-5-19 a.m. half day

    Man those are some tiny fish.
  353. Spoons

    White fish- err... Rock fish open short report

    Wait so whitefish taste like shit or are they decent table fair?
  354. Spoons

    VHF antenna and Scotty Electric Downrigger Non-op

    I'll take both of those Shad. Test in bound
  355. Spoons

    Cooling system . On Cummins vt 555 engines.. Looking for recommendations ! !!

    Mike is right. SCA levels are important to monitor. Also double check with Cummins for the correct coolant for that motor. For my cummins marine and auto i've always used the gold stuff formulated for Cummins diesels.
  356. Spoons

    No SoCal love for aluminum PH's?

    I've got nothing against aluminum boats other than they being lighter than fiberglass (sometimes). Just don't drop a penny in the bilge lol.
  357. Spoons

    Small fish and big bags of ice...

    Pissed me off that San Diego doesn't have a gas/ice dock somewhere. Half Moon Bay sells 500lb flake ice for $20 at the gas dock. I used to split that ice with a couple boats. Seems like someone could make some real coin with a flake ice machine on the water.
  358. Spoons

    Taco Whore

    Dude, either homeboy's shit got hacked or he took on a new drug use hobby. Hismosa has pretty normal/legit posts up until this thread. Lay off the meth if you started using bro.
  359. Spoons

    Complete 9mm Ar upper

    That 30rnd mag ain't legal in CA is it? Edit: Nevermind, just noticed you are in WA. Good luck
  360. Spoons

    Raymarine EV100 Autopilot System Complete NEW!!!

    It should be using NMEA 0183. Research the EV100 installation manual to see if it has NMEA0183 connections.
  361. Spoons

    Can you legally sell all that fish?

    That's something you talk about before untying lines from the dock.
  362. Spoons

    6.7L Ford Diesel - Tow Vehicle

    I agree here. They certainly don't make diesels to be reliable anymore, or to be fuel efficient for that matter. I wouldn't trade your 7.3 for for 6.7 but that's just me. The 7.3 will tow anything up to 12,000 in my opinion.
  363. Spoons

    Farallon 25 rebuild

    Amazing work. But I have a few questions. Do you have a drain on that rod holder that goes through the upright stand pipe? Water will get in there. Also is that aluminum or stainless painted black, hopefully not plain steel? Have you taken this boat offshore before? I definitely have a bit...
  364. Spoons

    Retirement move to socal

    One thing I forgot. Make sure you outfit your boat with a GOOD bait tank. Not a half assed tank, no a mediocre tank, a real good tank along with a good pump. You want to be able to hold a good scoop. Half scoop is really under gunned unless you only plan on fishing inshore. Good live bait...
  365. Spoons

    what bargains are hot at Fred Hall?

    Yes very much agreed! For that reason I only go to the San Diego show now. Much less congested and easier to just take your time and check stuff out. They should re-open the one at the Cow Palace to relieve the socal congestion at long beach.
  366. Spoons

    Retirement move to socal

    Hey Ron, I'm a Bay Area transplant now living in San Diego. I made the move 3 years ago and I live 10 mins from the National City ramp, about 20-25 mins from Shelter Island ramp. Before making the move I kept my boat down here for 2 years and went down a dozen times a year to fish it. Here...
  367. Spoons

    Does anyone have a “how-to” for a boat line?

    Tuna cord meat lines. Call Todd over at Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz. He carries commercial gear and can ship. You want a spool of tuna cord 2 snubbers (if you want to make a pair) 150-200lb pack of Jinkai mono Crimps and a crimper I carry a pair on my boat even down here in SD but have yet...
  368. Spoons

    NSS12 Ram Mount?

    That's dope! Mind sending more pictures of the top and side? Id like to see how you "extended" the dash to hide the wiring. Badass bro!
  369. Spoons

    Boat Insurance- Under 30'

    Give Gary a call at Twin Rivers Marine. he's up in Norcal but i'm insured in waters from SF to SD out to 100 miles.
  370. Spoons

    Boat Insurance- Under 30'

    Is that stated value or kbb value?
  371. Spoons

    SS Risers

    Tony Athens no brainer.
  372. Spoons

    1998 Davis Cortez

    Look at what you did Andy! hahaha
  373. Spoons

    Cannon Marlin Downriggers

    Are they spooled with spectra, downrigger wire or mono?
  374. Spoons

    BD should buy this!

    I'd love to see Anthony H buy this. He turns dreams into reality and I can only imagine the crazy shit he'd do to this.
  375. Spoons

    Parker 2520 & Offshore Bait Tank Installation Writeup

    Should be good now, I moved all the pictures to a different host.
  376. Spoons

    Parker 2520 & Offshore Bait Tank Installation Writeup

    Let me move the pictures to a better 3rd party hosting site. Photobucket got gay
  377. Spoons

    Affordable radar?

    What do you have now?
  378. Spoons

    Local YT

    Good work that fish is huge!
  379. Spoons

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Nice! Care to share the video?
  380. Spoons

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Absolutely agree, family first. Sorry you had to go through that. Good luck with the lure, i'm sure it'll be slammer.
  381. Spoons

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Boy, I must say, i've seen and heard the anticipation of that lure on this site for a good couple years at least now.... Build the dog gone things and put them in the shelves already. You guys build up the anticipation but then talk like you're only building a couple hundred. Build them by...
  382. Spoons

    38' egg harbor 1994

    You'll want to be cruising at hull speed with that boat if you want to be economical. That is probably 1000-1400rpm @ anywhere between 8-9 knots. I believe that engine is rated for a little above 2150rpm. But at that rpm you are likely burning 30+gph.
  383. Spoons

    Need Detroit diesel mechanic

    Have you replaced the fuel filters? racor?
  384. Spoons

    Cooling system . On Cummins vt 555 engines.. Looking for recommendations ! !!

    Glad you were able to find a mechanic to finish the job. P.s. if your old mechanic vanished he probably died, sadly.
  385. Spoons

    Fishing Ethics Question

    Learn how to shuck crab before you actually harvest. Youtube it i'm sure there are lots of videos. If you harvest the crab to eat, cook the entire thing and learn how to shuck. How would you feel if I caught you, cut your legs and arms off and left you a stump on the corner of the street...
  386. Spoons

    Parker 2120 - Partner Wanted

    So on point with this post!
  387. Spoons

    Parker 2120 - Partner Wanted

    I agree with rustman, this is kind of a lopsided partnership. Which is the #1 reason boat partnerships don't work.
  388. Spoons

    Need tips for keeping bass alive in bait tank

    Ya they're delicious.
  389. Spoons

    Trolling Set ups

    I've got some trolling gear I can part with. I'll send you a message.
  390. Spoons

    1st boat project- Skipjack 20

    That tank "looks" good, but you went through all the trouble of pulling it. I would strong suggest you take it to a good radiator shop and have the tank pressure tested. That will tell you if it needs repair or patching. It looks stainless to me as well but the welder used "cheap" made in...
  391. Spoons

    Ventura county..looking for someone to buy a boat with..

    You're in a cycle my friend. But this go around you're looking to throw a wrench into the cogs. Do not go into a partnership with a random.
  392. Spoons

    Evinrude G2? Really cleaner than a 4 stroke?

    I would just avoid it altogether. If the smell has become a mental thing, it's safer to just keep looking for a four stroke imo
  393. Spoons

    2320 Tow Vehicle

    Damn you tow a 2520 with a half ton? Be careful. For anyone towing heavy boats I highly suggest electric over hydraulic braking system on the trailer. I upgraded to single axle disc brakes and the removed the hydraulic coupler and replace with a solid coupler. Then put in a electric over...
  394. Spoons

    Waterfront FL home, boat lift, private beach access, 60 mile run to Bahamas under 500K!

    Very nice Nick! A vacation house in FL is badass!! Making dreams come true, awesome my brotha. Good luck on your next adventure.
  395. Spoons

    Rad wife! New boat given the go ahead.

    Good luck my friend. I know these guys are happy to spend your money. I can't recommend anything because based on your initial post, you want everything a 42' sportfisher/yacht has to offer in a trailerable boat. Maybe that 32' Little Hoqiuam that was at all the boat shows last year but...
  396. Spoons

    Rad wife! New boat given the go ahead.

    You seem like you're all over the place with your wants my brotha. Towing a wide 32' x 12' 15,000lb load is much more challenging than you might imagine. Regardless of towing a 40' toy hauler. Dually or no dually. Permit or no permit. Then you're saying you don't want to worry about the...
  397. Spoons

    Yamaha F225 V6 Fourstroke Outboard - $6250 (Mira Mesa)

    Great deal should sell quick. And why would Ray part out a good running motor? Go look for your parts on eBay dude.
  398. Spoons

    Anyone tow “heavy” with a Suburban?

    If anyone that is interested in that, jump on it asap. That is a steal and with the mileage the engine still runs like new. I've got 190-200k last time I looked and it's running great! And for what it's worth, please do not chip the engine. All the ford forums will tell you to get a dp-tuner...
  399. Spoons

    Shelter Island launch ramp is Open!!!!

    They need to put up signs stating "no docking for more than 5 minutes"
  400. Spoons

    Shelter Island launch ramp is Open!!!!

    That is a concern of mine also. I can already see fishing line getting tangle in propellers/outdrives and blowing shaft seals.
  401. Spoons

    Fiberglassing Tools

    Tyvek is hands down the best protection for your skin and clothes. You will steam in them but you won’t itch afterwards. I learned from my glass guy years ago.... get the largest tyvek suit with a good xxl and reuse it over and over. The large size will have a lot of play so it doesn’t rip...
  402. Spoons

    Anyone tow “heavy” with a Suburban?

    Bought mine with 87k miles and we now have just under 200k and mechanically it is doing very well. It’s nickel and diming me on the interior out of everything but most of it is our fault. Lots of broken plastic stuff.
  403. Spoons

    Farallon 25 rebuild

    Tony is the man!
  404. Spoons

    Let's see those Farallons!!!

    i kinda miss my Farallons. Here's one of them. I added a rear pilothouse wall onto this one. Sold this one a long time ago and I think it's a 6 pack out of Santa Cruz these days.
  405. Spoons

    Fiberglassing Tools

    ooh i'm starting to get itchy just talking about glass work hahaha
  406. Spoons

    Anyone tow “heavy” with a Suburban?

    Thought about a surburban at one time but my diesel excursion 7.3 was my final choice 11 years ago. Gets 16-17mpg unloaded and about 11-12 towing my boat or travel trailer.
  407. Spoons

    How much to repower my '25 Skipjack to Diesel?

    Are you mechanically inclined to do it yourself? If so that will save you lots of money. Are you willing to use a good used running diesel? To be honest, a 25' skippy isn't worth putting a brand new diesel in it. Your resale value will never beat the costs it will take to build. Guys that...
  408. Spoons

    Fiberglassing Tools

    For whatever reason, glass is much more expensive in SD vs. SF. Fiberlay is the cheapest place though. Use 1708 DBM. CSM provides very little structural integrity. I only like using it for a top layer so that gets faired and not the DBM.
  409. Spoons

    The SoCal Bluefin Bite That Wouldn’t Die Finally Did

    They're all up in Morro Bay.
  410. Spoons

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Go for it buddy, sounds like you have a checklist for the making of a law suit ready lol I for one have gotten accustomed to launching at pepper. I live 5-6 miles from that ramp and I'd rather burn a little more fuel than towing my 2520 through downtown SD or through the Liberty...
  411. Spoons

    Has anyone installed Sea Dek on there boat with good results?

    How about the interlocking or one piece mats that people use in the gym for working out? Those mats take abuse daily.
  412. Spoons

    Has anyone installed Sea Dek on there boat with good results?

    Hey Doug, i'm in the same vintage boat as you. I'm personally not a fan. I like to remove my mats (wheelhouse) and wash them down. I'm also a hands on type of person so if I have to get under the deck at some point (tanks), then I don't want to have to deal with hacking up a mat job...
  413. Spoons

    1st boat project- Skipjack 20

    Man I remember my first project boat... One good tip for when you get to the fiberglass parts. Troll the boat yards for a guy that does side work. Do it while the yard manager isn't looking and usually those guys bite. Way cheaper. In the SF bay I had a guy that did several of my boats for...
  414. Spoons

    Transducer for San Diego

    B175HW like Nate said. Let me know I can get you one
  415. Spoons

    Nativity Scene weave

    Wow, you are pretty damn good! Amazing patience and talent.
  416. Spoons

    Outrigger rod holders

    Here are a pair of aluminum outrigger rod holders. This will allow you to run a couple extra rods in your spread when trolling for pelagics or just slow trolling. Worked great for us and definitely helps with multiple hookups. $150 for the pair
  417. Spoons

    What's wrong with my handling of fillets?

    Where you go wrong is your 2nd step. Do not filet fish until they are ready to go into the freezer. Keep the fish whole. It's ok to keep them in a live well with a boat in the harbor circulating sea water. If you don't have that option, then depending on the type of fish you can chill the...
  418. Spoons

    25' Farallon Whaleback

    This boat and owner is legit guys. This boat has made countless runs to the farallon islands and is super reliable. I've owned a couple of these hulls myself and they run circles around any boat the same size. I miss my Farallon. Good luck Scott.
  419. Spoons

    25 fb Skippy alternator ?

    What are you running that is going to draw so much current?
  420. Spoons

    Berkeley Line Winder with counter and pedal

    Yep hula girl goes with. PM me for my phone info.
  421. Spoons

    Berkeley Line Winder with counter and pedal

    Berkeley Line Winder This unit will go left and right rotation. Has a foot pedal control just like the tackle shops. It comes with a line stripper attachment and will spool conventional, bait casting and spinning reel spools. Also comes with a line counter. $350
  422. Spoons

    Ice-o-matic ice machine

    Ice-o-matic ice machine. Great working machine that i used for a couple years when i fished heavily. Will make 300# of ice a day. $500 Located in San Diego
  423. Spoons

    Diesel or gas.....

    Yes but that’s the best combo to be in the water at all times. Stainless and bronze.
  424. Spoons

    Diesel or gas.....

    If you go diesel, go with a transmission, shaft/prop/rudder config. Do not go with an outdrive I don't care what anyone on here says. All that shit sitting in the water fuckin sucks. I/O = I (fuckin) OWE $$$$ If you got money to burn for fuel and want to get there fast, get a boat with twin...
  425. Spoons

    West Coast Marine opening another location in San Diego

    Awesome, so we can order parker parts from you?
  426. Spoons

    2016 Freeman 37VH (Only One On West Coast) - Twin Seven Marine 70+ MPH, Warranty, Simrad Electronics

    Still a little confused I guess. For practicality, I don't understand how 4 motors to maintain is better than 2. I guess those FL guys are stupid rich, not to say these 7s are cheap. I guess that's "rich people problems/dilemmas". Fuck it, i'll stay confused on this subject, don't have 4...
  427. Spoons

    We went to Bisbee Black and Blue to view only

    I just saw that Evan Salvay and his team won it! Dude is badass
  428. Spoons

    Offshore North 9 10/24

    Shortbill spearfish maybe?
  429. Spoons

    2016 Freeman 37VH (Only One On West Coast) - Twin Seven Marine 70+ MPH, Warranty, Simrad Electronics

    I'm not sure about your last statement, i'm a little confused. These two make 1200+ hp as it is and are pretty fuel efficient given how fast it will go. How would quads be better? (honest question here from a west coast only boater)
  430. Spoons


    A fucking fairing block!? C’mon bro that’s some YouTube shit.
  431. Spoons

    Offshore Risking passenger safety for yellowfin

    If someone ever does that to me, I would handle it on the radio or on the dock but before I left the scene, I would do 25kts all around the hot spot and kill the bite, no rule book on that if he's gonna chuck jigs at me or my boat.
  432. Spoons

    Hoop net line management with line hauler

    Weave line weights onto your line to sink it.
  433. Spoons

    Just fished the chief

    Nobody called the USCG?
  434. Spoons

    Saltwater 9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    Lots of good karma for you on saving the lives there bud. Sorry to hear about what happened, amazing how fast it all went down. I learned this saying many years ago and I still follow it to this day.... "friends don't let friends own Bayliners"
  435. Spoons

    Diesel parker

    My buddy's boat was berthed right next to it last Lobster season. Fine looking vessel and I almost berthed right next to it as well.
  436. Spoons

    AIS Transponder Help

    I think you’re reading too much into it Apogee. I have a Garmin AIS 600 with a 4’ AIS antenna and i get picked up from miles away. My fam keep tabs on me on whether I’m 20 miles out or 60 miles out.
  437. Spoons

    Gas mileage question!

    Or until you run out of fuel lol
  438. Spoons

    Gas mileage question!

    Your floscan needs to be calibrated. Last week we ran from National City to South Island and back for 31 gallons on the floscan. That included idling all day, never shutting down. I told my buddy to put 15.5 gallons in first and I put in 15.5 gallons in at the same time fuel shot out of the vent.
  439. Spoons

    2006 Parker 2530 Ext Cab

    Very clean! Should sell fast to a 4 pack captain.
  440. Spoons

    Thinking of taking my bass boat out of San Diego

    I wouldn't either. You want freeboard when in the ocean.
  441. Spoons

    Offshore Excalibur 8/21-24 Slayed And Marauded

    I kept skipjack once... even bled and spiked them just like an albacore... Then I opened up the fish.....Never again after seeing this in the belly.
  442. Spoons

    8/13/18 At the Islands again

    Nice video, got me excited to head out there. Curious what was his drag set to?
  443. Spoons

    A shout out to those that helped my son today.

    Hey Jim, hope you have it under control. Might be time to think about training your son to use the bigger boat or maybe inspire him to start looking as some small skiffs. Kayaks and big fish don't match and based on shit i've experienced out there, kayaks are for the lakes.
  444. Spoons

    CBDs in Mexico?

    Are they pill form? Throw them in an advil container with some cotton on top. lol
  445. Spoons

    Driveway from hell. Pls help!!

    Buy once, cry once right? I'm with Mike
  446. Spoons

    Raymarine Autopilot problems , questions

    Ohm out the compass sensor. Call Raymarine to give you the specs of what they should be. You might be able to google it as well. I mis-placed the specs.
  447. Spoons

    LeBron to the Lakers

    We were talking about this last night over dinner Ran. Lebron is clearly going to walk into the organization and establish himself as the Alpha....maybe even side by side next to Magic but clearly above Luke. Which is why Lebron will never win another championship, there is no "I" in team.
  448. Spoons

    LeBron to the Lakers

    Some of you guys are funny talking about Klay leaving. He'll be retiring with the dubs.
  449. Spoons

    2003 Parker 2120 SC with Yamaha f200 4 Stroke Dialed IN!

    Don't do it Frank. Lots of guys make that mistake when a baby is about to come to appease the wife. Keep it and you'll be using it 6 months after the baby is born. Maybe not 100% use but i'm sure you'll figure out a reason to get out on the water. Gosh, how many boats did you go through to...
  450. Spoons

    LeBron to the Lakers

    I just wanna see Loudmouth Lavar and Lebron clash.
  451. Spoons

    Offshore 6/30/18 Tuna Report

    Wouldn't that be some breaking news!!?!
  452. Spoons

    1960s Glasspar Seafair Sedan

    Check the stringers if you have access. That is where they started off putting them in that era. Generally amidship.
  453. Spoons

    San Diego Prop shop advice...

    Eddie at Propellers of San Diego is the bomb! Great work and he'll work with your timeline. Go drive in to see him during business hours. I was there a couple months ago. He's probably in the shop welding something. Pacific Marine propeller is also a good shop and they do small props up to...
  454. Spoons

    6/12 Adrift on the west end of Cat with a dead battery

    If you're gonna go and shut off the motor then you have to switch to 1. Then on the next fishing trip, reverse it and run off 2. Always keep a battery for reserve. Also you want to test your batteries before the season starts and also midway through the season. It's all about maintaining...
  455. Spoons

    6/12 Adrift on the west end of Cat with a dead battery

    Jo, it puts out 2.5-5 watts at most and then you have to have a good clear path in the direction you're hoping to go. Meaning no island in the way if you're on the other side. Also, i see you have a L/M/H power setting. Were you transmitting in High power? That's basically 1watt/2.5watt/5watt...
  456. Spoons

    Speed vrs comfort of a Parker?

    Really? So despite you being comfortable you will beat your boat to death? If I pound my boat it sounds like the hull is going to crack. If I launch my boat off a wind wave/steep swell at 25knots it is not pleasant sounding. The "seat" shouldn't be an excuse to beat your boat to shit....just...
  457. Spoons

    Speed vrs comfort of a Parker?

    the house isn't anymore forward than a Farallon. I always hear this but it's an incorrect statement. The shallow dead rise is what causes Parkers to pound at speed, not a "far forward" pilothouse. The positive note is that the mod-v drifts very nice and isn't as rolly as a deep v boat. Trade...
  458. Spoons

    Lebron GOAT?

    Tired of the LeBron debate! Hoping the dubs close the finals with a sweep! Only reason they came close is because the support actually hit shots for once. Refs were clearly trying to extend the series but the dubs overcame them with the critical 3s to widen the gap tonight
  459. Spoons

    The Build Begins... New Model 2018 Parker 2320 (new transom)

    Simrad discontinued the Bronze model and now only contracts airmar to produce the SS model. If you're dead set on Bronze, you can still get a B175hw garmin model and cut off the plug and splice in the correct simrad connector.
  460. Spoons

    Chest Deep Freezer

    I had the same unit for our crab bait on the old commercial boat. Strong unit and very deep freeze
  461. Spoons

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Prayers and well wishes for you Jason! Glad you got on the list. From one gout sufferer to another please try to refer to to track the purines that you eat, and do your best to keep the uric acid down naturally. Things like tart cherry pills work. As much as possible try to...
  462. Spoons

    Global fix eperb

    When is expiration?
  463. Spoons

    WTB Garmin 18 xhd or 24 xhd radar

    I’m not sure if it’s an XHD
  464. Spoons

    25'X9' Open Fisherman, Center Console, 250 Suzuki warranty till 9/19 27,000 (reduced again)

    Now that’s a great idea. Get you along with Steve on and maybe show me some real local SoCal stuff. Your number still the same from the FSF days?
  465. Spoons

    WTB Garmin 18 xhd or 24 xhd radar

    I have a garmin GMR 18 i may want sell soon.
  466. Spoons

    Offshore 5/6 the 182

    The lanes were in shambles dude. Needed the work regardless.
  467. Spoons

    25'X9' Open Fisherman, Center Console, 250 Suzuki warranty till 9/19 27,000 (reduced again)

    Say it ain’t so Chuck! First Steve’s Davis now yours! This is fish catching machine here guys! It’s caught fish all over California!
  468. Spoons

    Came across this Florida 2520 boat that could work for somebody.

    Always a nail biter on long distance transactions but a great honest seller and buyer make things a lot easier.
  469. Spoons

    Small hook big fish

    These last few years, we've had to adjust to finicky biting tuna. I've caught 30-40lb schoolers on size 4 hooks.....shit is almost trout like in comparison lol
  470. Spoons

    Oceanside Boat Storage (Free)!

    Nice pad Derek. Very cool offer you're throwing out there.
  471. Spoons

    Shimano TLD 30 conversion question

    Dude, you really should think about learning how to service your own reels. It's very gratifying to do any even more so after you've landed a big fish on it. It'll make you a better rounded fisherman. It's like going drag racing, much better to wrench on your own shit so you know what went...
  472. Spoons

    First Radon 15 Custom Pilothouse

    Great job! Blown away at what people are doing with small boats. Should have talked the customer into a 3' hull extension too.
  473. Spoons

    First Time Buyer Gun Shy - Need Advice

    RUUUUUUUUUN! Bad deal brother.
  474. Spoons

    Shimano, Avet, Penn, Accurate. Are you faithful or a whore?

    Nothing wrong with the Newell’s brother. You just have to know their limit. They’re definitely not a talica type reel.
  475. Spoons

    Shimano, Avet, Penn, Accurate. Are you faithful or a whore?

    I like to try different brands and i tend to weed them out as i figure out their weeknesses. I service my own reels and use Alan Tani’s site like it’s the encyclopedia of reel repair. No frills get er done, Penn by far. If serviced correctly it can be used day in and day out for the season...
  476. Spoons

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Good going Josh! Any chance you grabbed water temps?
  477. Spoons

    Where do you purchase your fishing gear for the salt?

    Squidco hands down for SD area. Being from NorCal I’ve been to outdoor pro and squidco beats them by a long shot. OPS has good selection but it’s all overpriced and their sales guys are full of themselves, bragging about pro staff this, pro staff that. Not what a customer wants to hear...
  478. Spoons

    Question: Arimar 1kw Transom Mount Transducer

    night and day difference brother. Follow the directions exactly and you'll be happy.
  479. Spoons

    Auto pilot 1/2 off retail

    Why you pulling a comnav Eric? One of the best out there
  480. Spoons

    Suzuki DF 350-300

    Let those guys in Florida buy the first set of 350s. They seem to upgrade their motors every couple years lol
  481. Spoons

    LynDeva could you some positives vibes and prayers

    Prayers for a successful procedure and recovery. Stay positive.
  482. Spoons

    Early 2000's Ford 7.3 help

    Oh and whatever you do, no matter how much the mod gods whisper in your ear at night while you lay in bed, no matter how much you read about it on the net, do not put any sort of mod chip in it. You will pay for it bad in the long run. If you’re gonna be victim to it, you might as well get a...
  483. Spoons

    Early 2000's Ford 7.3 help

    You want a babied super duty only so you can beat on it in the sand, snow and mud? I have a 2wd 7.3 excursion with 190k miles with the original e4od auto trans and original turbo and injectors. Take care of it and stay on top of the maintenance and it will take care of you. That means change...
  484. Spoons

    Early 2000's Ford 7.3 help

    I briefly had one at 385k miles. The engine ran good but i did have to fix an exhaust up-pipe leak. The suspension was also pretty shot but i sold it before i did any of that work. Tie rods/ball joints usually need replacement. Hold out and look on Craigslist across the state, don’t rush...
  485. Spoons

    Autopilot Frustration

    You need a hydraulic unit that is compass course driven preferably with a rudder feedback sensor. Talk to aamarine if you know him he’s also in Clovis and is a pro with autopilots. You have to understand that slow trolling a boat in some sporty weather will knock the boat off course every now...
  486. Spoons

    Skipjack 262 Autopilot options

    Best thing to do is convert to hydraulic steering. You will open yourself up to every autopilot option out there.
  487. Spoons

    Recommended trailer boat for SoCal offshore

    I like the comfort of wheelhouses so I'd go Parker or Farallon. Farallon is a comfier boat in the slop but will roll while it drifts. Parker will pound in the slop but won't roll as heavily as a Farallon. I think Davis is in the middle if you can find one in that price range. My buddy has a...
  488. Spoons

    Parker 2520 & Offshore Bait Tank Installation Writeup

    Bump since it was brought to my attention that the pictures weren't loading. The only other thing i'd change is the plastic fittings should be bronze when possible. I plan to make these changes before the season gets going.
  489. Spoons

    2120 baittank install

    Hey Sage, just updated my tutorial to show the pictures. Hopefully this paints a better picture for you. Go non-cartridge. I took the advice of the other members here and never looked back. The added flow helps the bait swim in a better direction, consistently. Also, use bronze fittings...
  490. Spoons

    2120 baittank install

    FOUND it I’ll try to fix the pictures tomorrow.
  491. Spoons

    2120 baittank install

    Easy stuff dude Just tedious. Look for my tutorial on here.
  492. Spoons

    Farallon 25 rebuild

    Very nice work so far. Question, any reason why your fuel pickups are in the front vs the aft part of the tank?
  493. Spoons

    Fred Hall worth!?!

    Bring lots of cash lol.
  494. Spoons

    Penn Squidder W/ Tiburon Frame

    Plastic or graphite spool?
  495. Spoons

    Options for new finder and gps.. want flush mount

    Just sent you a PM
  496. Spoons

    removing sardine scales from Avet rubber handles

    Fuck it leave that shit on there and fish it
  497. Spoons

    removing sardine scales from Avet rubber handles

    pick at it with an edge of a razor blade.
  498. Spoons

    Totaled Trailer Insurance Woes

    Small claims court. Fuck em. Her insurance company is hoping you don't go to small claims
  499. Spoons

    Spring Cleaning!!

    Someone got a deal on flashers considering they're probably $14/ea new nowadays.
  500. Spoons

    8-Foot Livingston Skiff - $500

    By the way you did a really good job on the restoration of that hull. Very good
  501. Spoons

    8-Foot Livingston Skiff - $500

    File it as a new registration. As far as I can tell, it's a row boat until you attach a motor to it.
  502. Spoons

    These risers and manifolds look ok?

    Good insurance to replace to be honest. Repowers suck due to a bad riser.
  503. Spoons

    Prop repair?

    I brought Eddie a mildly dinged prop with no major damage and he added material by welding stainless to it and then polished it better than new. $150 was money well spent. 16" stainless prop.
  504. Spoons

    PowerTech LFS3 - 3x16x18 Prop for Sale

    How pub like this one compared to a suzy prop?
  505. Spoons

    Boat US help put the boat on the trailer?

    I've seen them trailer a boat in the handicapped 2 lane shelter island ramp this past summer. I was amazed and blown away at the captains skills. He had the boat side tied until the last second then, with a little forward momentum, untied the disabled boat and shoe horned the boat halfway onto...
  506. Spoons

    Sturgeon Fishing in NorCal

    lol, what's that supposed to mean "if you just want to catch fish". That's the end game goal isn't it? But on top of that if you jump on with John, you have a sturgeon encyclopedia in front of you for the day. That in itself is money well spent. I've never chartered John for sturgeon because...
  507. Spoons

    Cheap (as in $2.38) fenders at WM

    After you guys have fulfilled Doug's order, send me a PM with price. I'm in SD and would like a few.
  508. Spoons

    Sturgeon Fishing in NorCal

    Jump on one of the Barbarian boats. Look for Capt John Badger. His charter fleet is over 100 sturgeon for the season
  509. Spoons

    Prop repair?

    Just had Eddie repair and tune my backup Suzuki prop and I was blown away. Came out better than new and polished and turned it around in 1 day. Propellers of San Diego in Spring Valley.
  510. Spoons

    9000-20B-1 FloScan Fuel Monitoring Computer

    Good unit well worth the money especially if you split gas with your buddies.
  511. Spoons

    Anybody fish with "vintage" gear?

    The old stuff goes on the boat with me with a handful of new stuff on almost every trip. My bottom line goal is this: I want to bring home fish and it doesn't matter how I catch it as long as it's legal. Having a commercial background, you fish with gear that doesn't have a "talica" cult...
  512. Spoons

    Creating deck storage hatches?

    Nice how much that hatch cost? spendy item.
  513. Spoons

    Seakeeper 2 Hits The Under 30′ Boat Mark

    That's quite a draw so motor(s) would have to be running.
  514. Spoons

    Fred Hall - Long Beach or Del Mar?

    I’m gonna go against the grain and say F the Long Beach show. Having been from the SF Bay and going to the Long Beach show for several years, initially i enjoyed it but after dealing with shoulder to shoulder People in aisles i finally said F it last year and since moving down to SD went to the...
  515. Spoons

    Boat Chit

    2nd on case.
  516. Spoons

    Silver Avet SX 5:1

    Great condition silver Avet SX 5:1 ratio. Comes with box, reel clamp and lube. $135 in SD
  517. Spoons

    Looking for some trolling gear

    What are you trolling for Chris? Lots of variance in trolling gear
  518. Spoons

    WTB: Avet SX / MXJ

    Andrew, i've got a Silver SX for you, very good condition, excellent free spool and smooth. Sending you a PM.
  519. Spoons

    DMV Registration

    Haha damn you gotta stop buying motor vehicle toys in December lol
  520. Spoons

    10 Gallon Mako Matt Marine Bait Tank

    How much bait does this tank hold?
  521. Spoons

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    To me it says he's not pressured to mass produce boats. Call him to find out.
  522. Spoons

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    Having been to the Farallon factory, it's not as production as you might think. Boats are only built to order on a custom basis. I don't even think they kick out more than a dozen or two boats a year compared to back in the 80's. The current owner has a whole nother business where majority of...
  523. Spoons

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    Norcal: Farallon Socal: Radon I grew up fishing norcal, I just recently moved to SD. The Farallon can fish both seas. I've owned a 25' Whaleback and a 27' Fisherman. I've NEVER had an issue with a following sea and broaching. But I was trained to always quarter an significant sea. The...
  524. Spoons

    cummins 6bt 12 valve

    Looks like it was a spare automotive/tractor engine that could have been slated for conversion if the one on the boat ever went bad. It's easy to transfer all the marinizing parts over to that one. The turbo on the marine engines are usually on the back part of the engine slightly above the...
  525. Spoons

    Premium Coolers- Yeti, Grizzly, etc. Are They Worth It?

    bonar plastics 1/2 totes are better than the Yeti by far. Daco plastics is another good brand. Proven commercial grade.
  526. Spoons

    diesel for my 26 Anderson

    Get a cummins 370hp and call it a day. FUCK VOLVO. Unless you like bending over and taking it deep like Volvo likes to do it, FUCK them. Parts are through the roof for diesel parts. Volvo diesel service guys think they are in a league of their own and they piss gold. Cummins goes in, you...
  527. Spoons

    Cod fishing MX waters and then fishing for halibut in SD Bay?

    Thought about that, but i'd probably come back to an empty fish box. Or i'd end up just putting the boat back on the trailer and head home. I called F&G and i'm still waiting on a call back.
  528. Spoons

    Converting 26 blackman to bracket with twin outboards ideas, comments and experiences.

    Thanks for confirming my guess of $40-50k. :) My uncle did a repower back in '05 with twin yamaha 200s and by the time it was all said and done it was $80k. Open check book. You really have to look at this project economically now. Is it worth it?
  529. Spoons

    Converting 26 blackman to bracket with twin outboards ideas, comments and experiences.

    I hate to say it but sounds like this project is starting to snowball on you. You have to catch that before you get way too deep which is what it's potentially sounding like. A twin outboard project is going to cost you upwards of $40-50k. Have you thought about what kind of boats you can buy...
  530. Spoons

    Converting 26 blackman to bracket with twin outboards ideas, comments and experiences.

    You need to look into the konrad outdrives. Cheaper than converting to twin outboards. Fuel burn will be better than twin diesel. Another option I would look into, since your already have a TAMD41 Diesel, is to see how much it would be to convert it to a single screw straight shaft or...
  531. Spoons

    Cod fishing MX waters and then fishing for halibut in SD Bay?

    Friendly FYI for guys that don't know about the declaration page.
  532. Spoons

    Cod fishing MX waters and then fishing for halibut in SD Bay?

    Thanks Todd, I definitely have the MX/US DFG declaration page ready to fill out. For MX we're good for 5 of any one fish up to 10 total right? So 5 vermillion and 5 bank rockfish/perch for example would limit us out right?
  533. Spoons

    Cod fishing MX waters and then fishing for halibut in SD Bay?

    Thinking about slamming the cod in MX and then running into the SD Bay for some halibut. Is this legal? We have all our MX licenses but I just don't want to run into trouble if we get stopped in the bay. Just looking to stay legal. Thanks in advance.
  534. Spoons

    bypass kommifornia's internet ammo ban in 2018

    Good luck let us know how it works out for you.
  535. Spoons


    Twin rivers marine insurance. Look for Gary. Boat US pulled that same shit with me a couple years ago, said adios after that.
  536. Spoons

    I heard they sued after this accident...

    $350k is low, id be shooting for a million
  537. Spoons

    Are anodes that important?

    Run it the saltwater will keep it cool and lubed
  538. Spoons

    any one got these deck lights on their Parker 2320 SL

    Hahaha that’s hydrated! If i was dehydrated it would be 400 lumens hahaha
  539. Spoons

    any one got these deck lights on their Parker 2320 SL

    200 lumens ain't shit, my piss puts out 200 lumens ahahaha.
  540. Spoons

    Is light tackle really ethical when there is kelp involved?

    What Gary said, cept i don’t break out light gear.
  541. Spoons

    Wet Foam, But Bad Stringer?

    First off that's not a stringer, that's the keel of the hull. Secondly, even if this is just a grind and re-glass job, it's a big job. You're talking about removing all the foam in the way as well as all the bulkheads that run along that crack. From what it looks like you're in the v-berth...
  542. Spoons

    Not just in Dana Pt.

    Nice you get that inside the bay or outside?
  543. Spoons

    4 X 4 Diesel pros and cons

    Hey Harry, the easiest way to share a digital copy would be through Dropbox. I have that same manual and it has helped me a bunch.
  544. Spoons

    Best way to prep a Yellowtail?

    Well said Rick, you keep it much more diplomatic than I could have. I just don't jive with someone who flat out says i'm wrong while i've been able to deliver sushi grade fish for years along with the rest of the commercial fleet just using saltwater and flake ice. Again, I still don't...
  545. Spoons

    Best way to prep a Yellowtail?

    I don't fish with shitty ass fish bags like you sport only guys do. I fish with commercial half totes and bonners that will hold ice or slush brine for 3-4 days or more. I've also commercial fished salmon and have retained 32 degree slush/water in said half totes for 5 days. yes at sea for 5...
  546. Spoons

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    Are you a politician or legislator? I think you're barking up the wrong tree. Maybe all will converse with you better
  547. Spoons

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    Leave the fuckin laws alone and set your own damn limits. Fuckin state already has too many fricken laws. Self police yourself and let others make their own decision.
  548. Spoons

    Selling Old Boat buying New Boat... Need Help

    Check out for a good sized center console. They are mainly an east coast, FL site and most of the boats in FL are twins or trips sometimes quad setups. All are center console.
  549. Spoons

    Penn 113HLW

    Great trolling reel. I've got 80lb wahoo with mine, a close friend has a newer chinese senator 4/0 that he caught a 150lb marlin with. Melted grease was coming down the side plate and it really took a beating but they landed the fish after 2.5 hrs or so. You may not be able to turn a big...
  550. Spoons

    Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boots Size 11

    Purchased these last year and I only wore them once inside the house. Don't need them since I have two other 12" boots that I have yet to really use up. Located in San Diego but will be heading up to the SF bay in about 7 days. $old
  551. Spoons

    Brand New Rod Holders

    $100, down from $125 for the pair
  552. Spoons

    Brand New Rod Holders

    Bump and price drop.
  553. Spoons

    Shimano Reels, TLD, TR, Calcutta, Curado, Torium

    Hey All, I need to downsize my gear a little bit and will be adding to this post as I go through it all. Here's what I have so far. All items located in San Diego but I will be making a trip to the Bay within the next 7 days or so. I can bring them up with me if needed. Any items that need...
  554. Spoons

    Furuno and Echotec with charts. New in 1997

    That echotec plotter was the bomb about 10-15 years ago.
  555. Spoons

    Favorite Rock Fish Level Wind Reel?

    Amazed at the type of reels some of you use for cod fishing, might as well buy it at the market for $3.00/lb. Economically its the smarter choice. I use a Penn GTI 330 with a bicycle handle for the reel handle. Usually use 16oz to get down deep fast. It gives me a nice easy retrieve and...
  556. Spoons

    Best way to prep a Yellowtail?

    Salt water brine without a chiller will still get down to 32 degrees and that is better than just ice alone. Commercial salmon fishermen that don't have refrigeration still do it this way and deliver sashimi grade salmon. We do the same for Albacore up north after spiking, bleeding, and...
  557. Spoons

    4 X 4 Diesel pros and cons

    Hey Mike, Sounds like you should at least have a 3500 dually. Especially with the tongue weight of a 27' Farallon. I had one before on a pacific trailer and the damn tongue weight was at or just over 1200lb. Did you upgrade to the 19.5" "semi" style truck wheels? I wonder if the weight and...
  558. Spoons

    4 X 4 Diesel pros and cons

    I had it rebuilt up the the SF Bay prior to making the move down here. But from what I researched there are several shops that will do it here in SD too. Just know that there are multiple stages that a 48re can be rebuilt to. Mine was rebuilt just for tow so I bought the heavy duty rebuild...
  559. Spoons

    Help finding those Rat Firecracker yellows?

    Russell, here's what i would do if I were to take my 10 year old out tomorrow... Pack a couple x-rap 30 divers, get bait and head to whistler area. I'd put the x-raps in the water and set the boat in a westerly tack at about 6-7(KNOTS). If you don't have autopilot, let the kid drive the boat...
  560. Spoons

    4 X 4 Diesel pros and cons

    I have a '02 7.3 Ford and an '06 5.9 Cummins/Dodge. They are both beasts. The ford will tow great but you have to watch the trans temp when climbing up long steep grades like the grapevine. Only downshift when it start to lug and try to keep the speed steady but shift to overdrive so you...
  561. Spoons

    2320 Head

    I have one on my 2520 and the y-valve is on the port side of the head. Opposite side of the bulkhead accessible through a hatch in the v-berth. Never used the head so I always keep the valve closed on the discharge port. Only tested it once and i'm not sure how the head will chew up a big...
  562. Spoons

    Water therapy 12/26

    rest in peace to your fam brotha. Good way to celebrate his life though. Those released fish were for him brotha. Much respect
  563. Spoons

    WTB - Farallon 26-28' Walkaround or whaleback

    James I don't think you're gonna find a newer model direct drive as I don't believe they have made a direct drive model in some time. There may be some one offs but all the newer ones i've seen either have an "I/Owe" or an outboard.
  564. Spoons

    What’s the theory behind this?....

    Ya that'll be real nice when it makes contact with something solid while underway at sea. Kind of like a boat version of the back to the future delorean heading back to 1985 except it'll take you to the reef
  565. Spoons

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    I have a question for some of you boat owners. Do you run the boat at 25-40kt+ even if conditions tell you otherwise? In other words, do you pound the shit out of your hull just to hold that speed to get to the grounds?? I have the 2520 mod-v and in any wind chop more then 2-3' feet that is...
  566. Spoons

    Deadbeat fishing partners

    Your guys' problem is you don't disclose your expectations. You're just content to have a fishing partner until you expect payment. Before the thought of even going, my crew all know the amount that is required to jump on my boat at the very minimum the ballpark. I even have a floscan so that...
  567. Spoons

    Offshore 12-19.... close but no cigar

    Fuckin Volvo i hate that POS company! You may want to pickup a few of those if they only last 60 miles lol.
  568. Spoons

    Offshore 12-19.... close but no cigar

    You only need to carry the parts that can be relatively easy to replace on the water. Obviously you don't want to carry a spare set of risers, but as far as extra plugs, wires, points, rotor, cap and fuel filters; weight is minimal and can go into the tool box. I'm interested to see where you...
  569. Spoons

    Offshore 12-19.... close but no cigar

    Icom, Icom or Icom. 504 or 506
  570. Spoons

    Offshore 12-19.... close but no cigar

    Add a new VHF and Antenna to your list. Might want to also carry all the tools for a carb breakdown, spare plugs and wires, When was the last time you did the exhaust and risers? I used to do those every 2-3 years regardless when I used to own an "I Owe"
  571. Spoons

    Late Report LJ Thanksgiving Hali (Video)

    Great song selection! "you're dragging it out...." hahaha great job given the circumstances
  572. Spoons

    What’s it cost to own this?? 42ft Sportfisher?

    Well, I was saying you were spot on in your monthly budget. As for having or not having a few hundred grand in the bank, i was referring to the majority of boat owners that own 40'+ sport fishing yachts. Sure there are exceptions like yourself or myself. It's all about achieving the goal and...
  573. Spoons

    What’s it cost to own this?? 42ft Sportfisher?

    AF Dreamer is dead on. Might be a little on the low side. If you have to ask, it's too much. Guys that own boats like this usually have a few hundred thousand liquid cash always available, if not more. Meaning the dollars spent do not hurt or are not a concern.
  574. Spoons

    Transfer pump & drum

    I'll take it Gene, sent you a PM bud.
  575. Spoons

    2001 Excursion 7.3 4x4 - Upgraded to TOW

    Awesome! I have an ‘02 7.3 EX and I’m amazed that i can list it for sale now for more than i bought it 10 years ago! Good luck with sale! Still hard for me to give mine up considering all the emissions bullshit all the new diesels have to deal with.
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    Is Yeti worth the cost ?

    Not a fan of yeti, or masaratti, Ferrari or anything not practical. I don’t like leaving the dock with less than 200lb of ice and when i start catching fish i add saltwater to my ice to create a saltwater brine to bring temps down to 32 degrees. I can keep my fish in this brine in the summer...
  577. Spoons

    hunting urban coyotes

    Well, it has been recently been brought to my attention from neighbors that there are a few coyotes on the prowl here in San Diego. My neighbor across the street had their dog killed and eaten out of their backyard. My other neighbor said she seen one hop their 5' fence in their backyard, down...
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    Solo Swordfish

    You sir are badass
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    Dungeness Crab Season Opener and Tips

    I just posted this in another thread but figured I could copy and paste it in yours too. Crash also gave some good info, he's a good guy and he's in my fishing club up north. Click that above link for NWS marine forecasts. Forecasts of...
  580. Spoons

    Noob Tips for Fishing/Crabbing Outside the Gate Click that above link for NWS marine forecasts. Forecasts of 5-15kt or less is good but always be aware of the afternoon forecast because that can come up earlier in the day. Forecasts 10-20kt is starting to get a bit sporty/nautical...
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    Noob Tips for Fishing/Crabbing Outside the Gate

    Crabbing out the gate sucks. Crabbing out of Half Moon Bay is stellar. I speak from commercial experience. Unless you go out to 27-30fathoms which is a ways out for going out the gate, the shallow water crabbing 11-22 fathoms has historically sucked.
  582. Spoons

    Livingston 14 weight distribution

    Your configuration is off. Move the console forward some and move everything you can into the console, battery, fuel, tackle etc. based on your posting you have a 12-13 gallon tank. That coupled with your 200lb engine is a whole nother person and a child. That 300lb needs to be counter...
  583. Spoons

    Sea Sport / Osprey purchase

    You know what they say about I/O right? "I Owe".... Don't do it....(Bust Out Another Thousand) applies here in every way and more.
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    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Got it. My 2520 will "cut" right through it at 18kt if I have the tabs all the way down. It won't "cut" through it at 24kt.
  585. Spoons

    17 lobsters to go please

    Sand fleas work their way into bait tubes and make quick work of the bait
  586. Spoons

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Now does it cut through it? And if so at what speed?
  587. Spoons

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Having owned over 18 boats (grady, farallon, skipjack, uniflite, luhrs, etc) and my current boat a 2520 mv, I have to say at a speed you want to run 20-25kt and in any sea other than flat, you have a choice to either pound your way out (head seas) or slow down to 16-18kt for a much smoother ride...
  588. Spoons

    Brand New Rod Holders

    Brand New Stainless Rod Holders for 3/4 rails. They are adjustable in any direction and also have a white rubber insert. $100 for the pair Here is the link to the rod holders on the west marine website...
  589. Spoons

    Livingston Build

    Nice build, what size is this livingston?
  590. Spoons

    Offshore Rpt.-Tues. 09-19-17 At the 371,302,226 and 9!

    Low pressure weather front could be causing it...
  591. Spoons

    Where are all the good deals on Parkers?

    get on the net and call every possible shipper and find the one you have the most confidence in along with a matching price. I called about a dozen spots before I settled on the shipper I used to ship my 2520 from NJ to CA. He sat outside the guy's house while I wired the cash to the seller...
  592. Spoons

    Where are all the good deals on Parkers?

    $65k for a fuckin chevy powered 350 gasser? he's trippin' big time and needs a reality check. Maybe for a cherry diesel powered one....maybe.
  593. Spoons

    Pacific galvanized 10k trailer

    What's the deadrise on your Davis? Trying to see if my Parker 2520 will sit right on it.
  594. Spoons

    Distress calls yesterday 9/15 Southwest of Coronado Islands

    Did anyone notice the obvious? If the boat's batteries were submerged as one of the passengers here noted, then they were speaking into a dead microphone. I will never rent a boat of inshore or offshore fishing. Boat rentals are made for lakes and reservoirs. It pays to know your boat like...
  595. Spoons

    Best 7 Inch Fishfinder/Chart Combo

    i'm running garmin 741xs and it's fuckin awesome. Easy to use even in shitty weather when you need to input coordinates or adjust the gain or whatever. Here's a tip since i've used many different types of electronics, when going to the store to look at units, imagine yourself in a rolling or...
  596. Spoons

    private boat multi day fishing trip overnight in MX

    Bumping this for anyone that might know the answer.
  597. Spoons

    Offshore No love out there...

    Mike took the words right out of my mouth. Meth is a scary drug, killing this country day by day as it consumes more and more. Please take advantage of the positive time he spends with you to give him those "pep talks" about keeping away from drugs... they're still listening at 10...
  598. Spoons

    private boat multi day fishing trip overnight in MX

    Question for you long time San Diegans. Say I wanted to fish offshore MX waters on a Friday and decided I want anchor up on the lee side of south or north island and wake up and fish MX waters again on Saturday morning. What are the MX and California regs in regards to multi day fishing...
  599. Spoons

    Offshore 3 days that lasted forever

    Bingo! I do this shit for fun. If I wanted to fish sporty conditions, i'd still be commercial fishing crab up north.
  600. Spoons

    Securing Lures While Underway - Tuna

    pull the lure all the way down to the reel handle and wrap the end of the line around the reel handle several times.... no issues with feathers this way. For cedar plugs I secure them to the reel lugs and reel the line tight. no issues this way either.
  601. Spoons

    Offshore 9-6-17 offshore victory at Sea!

    Thanks Doug, that's what I was afraid of. My boat pounds in heavy chop above 16kts, i hate it. Shitty part is fuel economy sucks as that speed.
  602. Spoons

    Powertech Prop LFS4 4x16x17 Hubbed for Suzuki DF250

    Very good condition 4 blade 16x17pitch prop. Powertech Propellers. Comes with a matching thrust washer for Suzuki DF250. Used it for a few trips on my boat and it's a spare prop for me that I don't need. $OLD
  603. Spoons

    Albi fishing tips?

    Dan, do they want to go out of half moon or all the way up? Out of half moon you want to give Tom Mattusch on the hulicat a try. Tell him Erik on the old Alyssa D sent them. I personally think he's the most hardcore outgoing charter in that harbor and he knows his boat's limits and can fish...
  604. Spoons

    Offshore 9-6-17 offshore victory at Sea!

    Nice going Doug and thanks for the report. What kind of speed were you guys able to cruise out to the grounds in? Debating if pounding my 25' out to the grounds is worth it...
  605. Spoons

    Albi fishing tips?

    Terrafin for the paid stuff. for the free shots. Since you are starting off I'd would buy a set of bright zukers in either Mexican flag colors, zucchini, or dolphin colors, then a dark set for overcast and night time situations like black and purple. If you got extra funds, get...
  606. Spoons

    Albi fishing tips?

    Launch of out half moon. Watch temp breaks and chlorophyll charts the night before and look for the hard breaks. Start trolling a couple miles before the break and into the break. Once you get a takedown, focus your efforts in that section. Also once you get a takedown, give it a good 15-20...
  607. Spoons


    Fifty fuckin percent? better be a girl deckhand along with a blowjob
  608. Spoons

    1989 Radoncraft 22'

    Give it a little more time, someone serious enough won't be afraid of taking a drive down there to seatrial and buy it. Question, when the engine was rebuilt were the exhaust manifold and risers also replaced? Good luck with sale. Very nice boat.
  609. Spoons

    Sold 1986 Grady White Seafarer 226

    Very clean and good job on the renovation.
  610. Spoons

    Clueless at the Island 8/26-8/27

    The dude has a boat. Nothing more fun than hunting them yourself after doing some due diligence research. To me it would be pretty embarrassing to have relatives come down knowing I have a boat only to tell them I don't know shit let's go on a cattle boat. I'd rather say, hey I'm still...
  611. Spoons

    Remember That Boat Someone Posted Pictures of Flipped on the Freeway?

    someone trying to make a buck out of nothing. stupid muthafuckers like this piss me off! The only thing you can do with this is shave the top and rebuild a top house and rebuild the layout, all of which will cost thousands of dollars. If it was $free.99 then maybe someone would take it and...
  612. Spoons

    What is the best brand of Trailer Bunk Carpet?

    Pacific trailers has quality bunk carpet. FE trailers in Lakeside has good shit too. Very thick. Note: you will have to buy long staples for your staple gun
  613. Spoons

    My Parker 2120

    How come the horns are facing the rear? Also, what are you doing with the old trumpets? I'm interested. :)
  614. Spoons

    Offshore Oceanside to Mag Bay

    Do you have breakers on that outlet?
  615. Spoons

    2015 Garmin 1000KW Transom Mount Transducer + SideScan

    Do you have the complete mounting hardware for the ducer?
  616. Spoons

    PARKER 2320 2006 SUPER CLEAN LOW HOURS $60K Better Hurry!

    Without a doubt bud. Gave me a good laugh there! GLWS, i'm sure it'll sell pretty quick, tire kickers aside.
  617. Spoons

    PARKER 2320 2006 SUPER CLEAN LOW HOURS $60K Better Hurry!

    Haha this is all you need to say for some buyers hahaha "get your 2320 now and you too can catch 25 cow bluefin today!" hahahaha
  618. Spoons

    Offshore 182 WFO Dodo

    So glad you know the limit. I kind of cringe when guys pull off a pair each thinking they got US limits. 10 US 2 MX
  619. Spoons

    Offshore Friday 08/18 - Relentless Charter - H&M

    I'm always learning but have never felt the need that I should pay X amount of money to learn off a cattle boat. To me, fuck that shit. There are days I learn the bullshit that goes on on the cattle boats just from them driving through my lines and them barreling down on a patty I'm fishing...
  620. Spoons

    Offshore Friday 08/18 - Relentless Charter - H&M

    So glad I own a boat and don't have to deal with bullshit like this. I go out when I want and I fish wherever the fuck I please and go home whenever the fuck I feel like it. sorry some of you gotta deal with shit like this.
  621. Spoons

    Offshore Dorados all you want

    1200hp like "c'mon bitch try me"
  622. Spoons

    FS Fiberglass Dock Box

    They definitely need a dredge. I struggled to get my boat onto the trailer this past Saturday, very shallow ramp.
  623. Spoons

    Fishing Coranados

    So your Visa is different from an FMM? If so, i'd much rather do what you're doing especially if the gunboat guys say its cool. You don't have to present a passenger manifest?
  624. Spoons

    Siphoning gas from a below deck gas tank......

    Mike, try this... try to be quick about it. Squeeze the bulb real tight but before releasing the bulb, cap the exit line with your finger and let the bulb go, it should suck fuel from the tank. Once the bulb is back to normal, release your finger from the exit line and repeat the procedure...
  625. Spoons

    Limits yellowtail and yellowfin 8/12/17

    We ran into you at that kelp west of the islands. We were late to the party, should have kept heading west with you. Thanks for putting the info out there
  626. Spoons

    Fishing Coranados

    Do you just print out a new manifest everytime you go?
  627. Spoons

    Is the Shelter Island Boat Launch Open or Not?

    Must have been due to the tournament.
  628. Spoons

    Bluefin set up without breaking the bank

    Jump on eBay and pickup an old penn international 50w
  629. Spoons

    Any SF Bay Area commercial contacts? Need tugboat!

    Question is why? I have a few tug boat friends and I wouldn't point him to them. Why? Does he have any terrorist ties? Why? Why August 7th? Is there a specific container ship they are targeting? Don't be offended, with your oddest question on BD comes my most obvious reply. He's not...
  630. Spoons

    Offshore 7/28 shakedown

    All the way to the upper 500? You should have been in the zone. Wonder what happened to the bite?
  631. Spoons

    Stupid Salmon

    Half moon bay deep reef
  632. Spoons


    What is this a bitch rant?
  633. Spoons

    TLD 20 Capabilities/Limits?

    65 power pro white. More line capacity and it makes no sense to use 80lb you can never fish it with 24lb of drag anyway unless you just want to take up space on the spool.