Johnson/Evinrude gurus? 1975 Airslot, powered by an '85 120hp 4 cyl (VRO delete), 1995 130 hp carbs. Fresh gas, oil and stabil, fresh fuel filter and water seperator. Carbs and intake have been professional cleaned and adjusted.
A little cold blooded, but after warm up, idles smooth in gear till...
So, as of Jan 1, 2019, all the folks with the "permanent" lease palapas...about a dozen with have their annual lease payments TRIPLED from $2000 per year to $6000 per year. Most definitely a ploy to get rid of the "residents" and make way for the next Rafael "project". Some folks got no...
1990 Johnson 130: Will not idle in gear with constantly using key primer. Above 2000 rpm all the way to 5400 rpm she runs great!
As soon as I pull power down to below 2000, she wants to die, unless I start using the key primer...
New filters (inline, fuel pump and seperator)
from the alfonsinas yahoo group page...sorry this is a repost , I have no other info...
from the Alfonsinas yahoo group...We were notified that last night, Sat. March 31st, Chuck Fister’s big Parker boat was stolen off of its anchor in the bay at Alfonsinas. I thought I would post here so...
A flurry of recent posts/threads are floating concerning the "banning" of truck camper headed into Mexico.
Additionally an alleged requirement for RV's to purchase a vehicle TIP (temporary import permit) for entry in to Mexico.
The truck camper blockade was for truck mounted campers...
I've read a lot of threads on a lot of sites about using a marine surveyor....is this limited to larger complicated boats???? What about a simple 21 ft single modern outboard center console? Still need to spend the $400-500?? Would appreciate experienced thoughts...thanks
Evinrude 130...starts right up...good full throttle...won't slow down for 6 mph troll....richening mixture with key primer.keeps it running....as it tries to die...a couple more squirting fixes it....wot rpm is 5300...40 mph...ideas on a fix???
Thinking about a 1999 Century 1901 Bay boat...located 500 miles away.
Has anyone used a surveyor for checking out small boats or is normally reserved for larger more complex craft?
The boat is in Las Vegas. Priced cheap...compared to NADA (50%) . Seller states Johnson 130 has bad "power...
Ok Hypothetical.....data plate on a 99 center console says max is 150hp. Does that take into account a 150 4 stroke's additional weight? If not and you were going to upgrade to a 4 stroke would you have to look at a 115 for the weight?
Is there a reason to upgrade to a 4 stroke if the 2 stroke...
SO....Johnson cruises fine....but tough time trolling at 6 or 7 mph....sometimes tough even to go from neutral and into gear without stalling
Found solution...as soon as I put the motor in gear, I add a few shots of "primer" via the key and voila! in starts trolling at low speed fine...and an...
Just an FYI...was down at GB l this past weekend...Sat afternoon, no less that 5 or 6 gill net boats stretched south from the Rancho Grande point almost to Campo Beluga..working it hard...most had San Felipe names/numbers...
Ok...so the old 140 Rude was toast, found a local mech with a freshly rebuilt 1990 Johnson 130...worked out a deal and its on the boat
Ran it in his tank....everything seems OK...he advises extra oil in the tanks..DONE...keep the RPM's at 3000 or below for about an hour of cruising DONE...
Well my old 74 Wellcraft Airslot 1845 as a new(er) Johnson...so it'll live thru another Baja season. Looking to upgrade to something in the 20ft category....looking at center consoles...4 stroke power...10-12 yrs old...under $15K
East coast friend has a Triumph 210 and loves it!
Our fishing is...
So, id thought that I'd throw out the question...all these years of going down to Gonzaga...never tried not heard of anyone night fishing....except an occasional night of throwing a line from the shore.
Yes ...No...why or why not? Just curious...waters are usually flatter at night... anybody?
Was a great running motor(280 hrs)...till i blew the powerhead, following parts on BD before CL:
Great lower unit..fresh impeller, good seals no leaks good skeg $375
carbs and intake set including reed plates $100
Heads clean (both) including thermostats $100
Silencer box $50
Top and lower...
So...over the years we have always used the San Luis crossing and the toll roads. (ok..we used Algodones twice because some other folks wanted to take the "scenic" route).
With a crew cab and full size truck camper and towing a 19 ft boat..the San Luis crossing and inevitable "secondary"...BOTH...
So...last October, while at Gonzaga Bay...almost sunk the boat..came back from the islands and after lunch, awoke to the boat with water at the gunwales...with the help of friends..we got it bailed out and pulled it to shore(it was on a friends mooring.
Found a 12in gash on the port...
So...were cruising across Gonzaga Bay...6500 rpm at 40 mph (yeah...i need more prop)...we decide to troll...stop the boat, set the gear and ease on up to 6-7 mph at around 12-1500 rpm...I get several "KA-BAMS"...spaced maybe 15-30 seconds apart...raised the rpms a bit didnt come back...until...
over on FB: Baja South Campos Amigos....folks report Mexican Immigration doing a "sweep" to check on FM2, FM3...other documents. SOunds like inspection and education but no busts...
Curious about heading down next week..San Luis is a 24/7 crossing, but is Immigration open 24/7???
Headed to Gonzaga next month...from Tucson crossing at San Luis between 2200 and midnight...headed down the toll road to the 5 and into San Felipe...any open overnight? if not what time do they open?
Last spring we had to wait at the traffic circle Pemex for them to open, just didnt know if...
Discovery Channel's Shark Week episode last night tracked a HUGE female great white..for 18 mos ...trying find previously unknown "pupping" grounds...some thought Santa Monica Bay (already a confirmed "ppupping ground"...lo and behold...she swims into the death trap that is the unregulated...
Sooo ...1988 Evinrude 140 ....whats the current expert opinion on how often to change out the impeller?
Changed it out 2 yrs ago...about 50 hrs salt water use per year.( a week in Gonzaga Bay at a time)
flushed out on the muffs on each return to the US...still has good tattletale stream....
Yeah...I know really early but the %th Annual Tin Boat Regatta is coming quick
but...here we go: looks like OCT 9 THRU 16..North end of Gonzaga Bay...near Bert's and Jeff's. This time the plan is to camp/feed together...not scattered like last time
TBR 5 shirt, boat flags and decals will be...
Ok GB fans Early warning...5th Annual Tin Boat Regatta early October this year...exact dates to be determined...it will be at the north end of Rancho Grande PRIVATE palapas...near Bert and Jeff's place. We really want to be all together this time and NOT scattered like the last couple..TBR...
So...dumbshit moment starts early...got to Yuma and noticed that I left the boat keys on the hook in my garage..
Internet shows its a Evinrude 77 series key, made by Pollack (1982 Evinrude 140) Any others that will fit...
Was planning an early crossing at San Luis, then head south thru San...
Dumbshit moment...headed to Baja for a week of fishing...as I get to Yuma to spend the night.....DOH!! I left the boat key (Evinrude 140) hanging on the hook in the garage. Internet search shows that its a 77 series key (1987 140)...are there any other keys (Ace Hardware) that cross over?..Any...
So...just finished re-rigging the 1974 Airslot...seats, switches, gauges, fuel lines, wiring, bimini...low time Rude 140...came out nice...couple trips to Gonzaga Bay (Baja) 39 mph cruise out to the islands, loaded
and then: cruising CL and come across a 1982 GW Tarpon 19...all there, except...
OK ...only 22 days till departure!!
Oct 30..Overnight in Yuma
Oct 31 bright and early border crossing at San Luis...next stop Gonzaga Bay/Rancho Grande
Nov 6 return
not many "tin" boats left in the group...but lots of fun!
Family friendly beach camping, fishing
So...silly question: i saved a good size trigger skull from our last GB trip. Want to "skeletonize" it, so I can mount it. Last attempt involved boiling it and all I had left was a pot o' bones. living in southern AZ, I am sure that the sun will be my friend. But looking for someone that has...
I thought it was time to revive the old thread....only 100 days left
4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta
Rancho Grande, Gonzaga Bay, Baja
Family oriented, great friends, fish, relax, swin , snorkel repeat
Anchored near Bert's Palapa
DATE CHANGE!! OCT 31 THRU NOV 6
Stay tuned...my wife's new job won't allow an Oct 3rd departure. I won't do another "guy" only trip, so trip must be delayed until after Oct 29th...as soon as I can set another date...I will post it. I apologize for the inconvenience, hopefully there will be...
So...as we plan our trip south...Baja Catch cautions against fishing the area near the Enchanted Islands during big tidal swings. Says it will knock the bite off???
Wouldnt ya know it...the weekend we are going down...full moon and huge tidal shifts
So...any thoughts thumbs...
Apr 25 thru 29
Rancho Cinco Islas Gonzaga Bay (if Bert's home)
Cross over at Yuma early Thur
Fish Thu/Fri/Sat....a little Mex 1000 on Sun...fish some more
Zoom home Mon early AM
Tight lines my friends!!
Still working on some logistics, but wondering if you'll be in the neighborhood? So far, just Dan and I...looking at Friday thru Sunday...
Doug is thinking about it....probably lean and mean...no boat...just rods and cervezas
April 25-28: Any interest in heading down to GB for that weekend..thinking Thur or Fri arrival...camp, fish, relax, repeat..watch 1000 on Sunday return Monday?
We'll be coming out of AZ...crossing at San Luis...
Boat or no boat?
Just read a disturbing post over on www.bajanomad.com that the gill netters are back in Gonzaga Bay running all night long...pretty much cleaning the area out...left a snagged whale shark in the shallows to die..residents and guests from Alfonsina's cut it loose and it headed out to open water....
Nice. clean 12 ft Valco...tight and no leaks
87 Johnson 20hp (30hp carb/intake) runs great..makes this little tinnie fly (30+ on GPS)...includes 6 gal tanks and new line...new prop
Baja style launch wheels : midship flotation tires NOT those skinny transom wheels!!
Pair of seats with...
So...headed down to Gonzaga Bay on Oct....have bottom fished (trigger and bay bass)...trolled (sierra, YT and a Pargo)
Wanna try for grouper : preferences?
Live bait: dropper or carolina rigged?
Jig: Krocs or feathers?
Thanks in advance for your input
tossing around the idea of upgrading..on a limited budget...
Now: 12 ft Valco
U12 Johnson 20hp (30)
"baja" midship launch wheels
nice Baja inshore fishing rig and for smaller AZ lakes
Wellcraft Airslot 165 w/ 140 Merc I/O runs..needs minor cosmetics (AZ sun)...
Looking for some on line fishing license help..in the past, I had a computer glitch on the mexican fishing license site... a friendly bloody decker was able to link me to a gentleman named Hector with baja "tourism" that was able to fix the "glitch" and I had a license the next day...it also...
Early notice: Oct 5 thru 10 headed back down to GB for some tin boat fishing, cold cervezas and to harass Bert
crossing at San Luis early AM Fri (Oct 5)
staying at "Berts" in Rancho grande
returning Oct 10 same route
any other tin pilots wanna join in??
So, my son(30) wants to do a guy trip...fishing for my 60th...limited budget...Id like to go back to Gonzaga...am I crazy to think about doing it in mid August...is the fishing worth it? Checked last yrs temp for Papa Fernandez...showed 90 on Aug 17.....any thoughts?
headed down to Gonzaga Bay Oct 1 thru 5 for some tin boat fishing, snorkeling cold cerveza:hali_olutta:..fresh fish tacos on the beach
just a short trip to play and relax
crossing at San Luis (Yuma) Sat early AM...returning Wed Oct 5
Planning my tin boat fishing trip to Gonzaga Bay. Thought I would buy my Mexican fishing license on line...last trip I stopped in San felipe at bought it in person.
I logged onto the on line site...followed the directions, even figured out the Spanish language credit card questions. I got a...
So...I used the on line site for Mexican fishing permit...paid on line..CC shows the $42 taken out...
Question: Is the on line "permit" simply a balck/white copy of the "transaction"
or is it an "official" looking govt document?
so, this is probably a rookie, silly question but:
going to Gonzaga Bay in October, just checked the tide tables
high tide is at Noon to 1400 thru the week (or Midnight to 0200)
which is more important? early AM fishing OR fishing the rising tide at Noon?
looking for other tin boat captains to go play
Gonzaga Bay and Bahia de Los Angeles (BOLA)
around Oct 18 thru 25 or so
crossing over around Yuma
camping or motel
boat or not
fishing, snorkeling, cervezas, fish tacos
Headed to Gonzaga Bay and BOLA for some tin boat fishing, beach camping , cervezas, beachfront fish tacos, etc
Crossing over at Yuma (?Algodones)
head south to Gonzaga Bay...split time between Gonzaga and BOLA
any other BD'ers interested.??
probably stay at either Alfonsinas, Beluga or...
1972 Merc 9.8 that the previous owner claims "has been flushed regularly" thru the cavitation plate ...but has NEVER been flushed thru the "cooling passage" port on the starboard upper part of the lower end...got the plug out and found this passage plugged SOLID with crud...able to clean out...
Native Watercraft Ultimate 16 tandem fishing kayak
absolutely the most comfortable seats of ANY kayak
BassYaks inspired Minn Kota conversion
STILL dual purpose...paddle or power
converts in seconds..steer with pedals...hands free to fish
Tan in color weighs 80lbs empty
looking for suggestions on boat choice:
car toppable (FJ Cruiser with ARB /Yakima rack)
for trips to Sea of Cortez side of Baja...mostly Gonzaga Bay, etc
Next weekend heading down to Gonzaga Bay for some relaxin', kayak fishin' under a full moon...any one care to join us??...crossing at Yuma (probably Algodones) EARLY Fri AM...returning EARLY Mon AM...either thru Algodones or San Luis...family friendly trip
Mike & Sharon
Planning a long Halloween weekend at Gonzaga Bay...departing Yuma, AZ thru the Algodones crossing EARLY AM (0700) FRI Oct 30 travel south thru San Felipe/ Puertecitos then on down to Gonazga Bay...camping or Alfonsina's...have a bunch interested, about 4 couples confirmed...any BD'ers...