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    Icom 504

    #2 in line please!
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    Hey Bert....how are you?

    Hey Bert....how are you?
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    2000 Yamaha 250 OX66

    Still for sale?
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    For Sale: 91’ OX66 225hp

    How tired? got any number, details?
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    30 foot 1/4 inch G4 with 130 foot 1/2 inch 3 strand spliced.

    Interested...but in AZ 85602...shipping? Gonna be heavy...
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    5/8" and 1/2"Anchor Line

    Where are you located? willing to ship?
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    1998 Johnson 200 HP motor FS

    Shaft length, other details besides bad flywheel?
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    Puertocitos

    Alfonsina's....
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    so...seems the carbs might be the issue..1995 130HP carbs on a 1985 120hp power head...different ports sizes, exhaust etc???
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    Again thanks for the advice form all of you...I will repost if and when we get it figured out....regarding the "run all the fuel out..." idea. I was told and always do it on my single carb generator and my single carb 15 hp outboard, but was told to never do that on a multi carb 2 stroke engine...
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    Thanks to everyone that took the time to answer...trying to wrap my head around the fuel supply issue, especially when it runs so well at WOT...not a 2 stoke guy at all...
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    new tandem hi flow fuel pump...marine mechanic ran it off a portable tank, no issues...asked me to dump old gas and replace..did that...have not checked the vent lines...carbs and intake plate were ultrasonically cleaned by him...
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    It runs great at cruise...30+mph at 5000 rpm on a lake at 3500 feet...but will not idle without key priming
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    1985 Evinrude 130 wont idle in gear without key prime?

    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...
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    Puerto Lobos May 17-21?

    No Zodiac...No Wellcraft...gonna just shore fish off the point and fill up on triggers until next time....
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    Info on baja road condition

    reports on bajanomad.com say the semi and trailer have been cleared...
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    Info on baja road condition

    There were recent reports of Mex 5 NORTHBOUND from Gonzaga was blocked and the big bridge "detour", by a fully loaded semi tractor trailer that had slid off the hard surface...no body was getting around it and some had to go south past Coco's to Chapala and up the Mex1 havent seen any...
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    Puerto Lobos May 17-21?

    Have to bump t to the week after Memorial Day...sadly, a firefighter memorial to attend on the 18th...looking at May 25 thru June 1...
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    Puerto Lobos May 17-21?

    Looks like we may finally make it Lobos..truck camper and little Zodiac to do a short "recon" trip. Any last minute advice? Any one else headed that way? Cheers, Mike
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    GONZAGA BAY,WHATS UP.

    Thanks for the update...would have been nice for the long term "renters" to have some notice that the rates were going to triple...perhaps a more gradual escalation would have kept more of them???
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    12' Saturn Inflatable like new 750.00 15 Hp motor 250.00

    Ahhh...but I already have a brand new 13ft rib...and a Minn Kota ...need gas for baja fishing....ill stay in touch...
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    Hey Kiddo..are you still going to Puerto Lobos?

    Hey Kiddo..are you still going to Puerto Lobos?
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    Puerto Lobos camping

    Looking for info on camping at Puerto Lobos...CC dually with ful size truck camper...and either a Zodiac or !8ft Wellcraft. heard reports of a launch ramp?? Probably a spring trip...
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    Latest rumor....the new fence and razor wire is to secure the market property after they close it...no other details...but reported by two reputable sources....wait and see
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    Yes...the huge fence is completely around the market complex
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    Hey Bert...in reality, Sat was a little windy, but woke up on SUn morning to a bay of GLASS...but without a boat to take out....:(:( ...we did manage to stay up late enough to watch the lunar eclipse...with some adult beverages and a nice campfire fueled by palapa "parts" stay well my friend...
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    OK bd'er's...Im back...what a bittersweet weekend...OK The road: there are crews working the repairs...mostly near Puertecitos...decent bypasses, using the "old road"...some with a moderatley steep descent and climbout, but nothing outrageous...unless you have a bigger rig/boat...it was 3 hrs...
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    headed down right now...informal consensus is that none of the folks are going to pay the tripled amount...they will simple pull out when their lease is up...sad way to do business...especially for the long term folks that were there long before the pavement came!!!
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    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    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...
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Regular gas...pre mix 50:1...and some sta-bil
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Regular gas...premixed 50:1...and done stabil
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Safe travels!!
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Thanks Steve...gonna have a marine mechanic check it out this week...Baja is 37 days away!!
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    I was assuming that since I can make 5500 and 35 mph that fuel was fine...how would I know...??
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Isnt that the same as the "pulse" line that goes from the fuel pump to the crankcase fitting?? in not a 2 stroke guy, so im still trying to get my head around how this v4 thats mounted sideways works....Hah! Thanks Jason....Im pulling my hair out....and I dont have a lot to begin with LOL
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Fuel pump mounts to a separate bracket, not to the crankcase...there is a vacuum line to a pulse(?) pump...that is also new and tight.
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    I have a good, modern timing light, read and tried the joe reeves method with mixed success...boat is parked outside and even in the shade..the light is hard to read...I think that Im close...I did confirm TDC with a piston stop, ,,, I do have plenty of fuel flow....
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Fuel pump was changed when we had the power head rebuilt...per suggestion from the folks at www.maxrules.com....the VRO system was removed many years ago...now premix + stabil in each tank.. .the boat has aluminum saddle tanks...they were emptied, cleaned and flushed and fresh senders...
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    Yep brand new dual fuel pump (no VRO) from Max rules....
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    Johnson 130 2 stroke wont idle in gear

    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 plugs New filters (inline, fuel pump and seperator) New fuel...
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    Local Knowledge S3 E8 "Islas Encantadas" Full Episode

    Las encantadas is actually south or puertecitos and north of Gonzaga Bay....a group of 5 islands just off shore....nowhere near Bahia de Los Angeles
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    Bay Of LA Fishing Enchanted Island - S03E09 Islas Encantadas PT2

    Great episode...except Isla Encantadas is North of BOLA...North of Gonzaga Bay...in fact this boat ramp they use to retrieve the boat is at Papa Fernandez on the north side of Gonzaga Bay....for those of us that fish that area...accuracy would helpful
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    Hey Bert! How are ya old friend??? drop old cheeto boy a note will ya...just checkin in with ya

    Hey Bert! How are ya old friend??? drop old cheeto boy a note will ya...just checkin in with ya
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    madscad in gonzaga bay.

    Where at Gonzaga? Inside? Outside? Papa's, Punta Final?...Islands? Headed down in June...thank you in advance!! Where can I buy madscads
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    Your beach launch transom wheels

    On our 12ft Valco, built a set of removeable "mipship" mounted fat Baja wheels...it was right on the balance point...12' Valco with 20 HP Johnson and full gear = lift the bow with one hand..easy push up the beach at Rancho Grande...BUT if your hesitant to drill the transom...guess you're really...
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    testing 1-2-3-4-5??

    testing 1-2-3-4-5??
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    Parker Boat stolen from Alfonsinas GB mooring

    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...
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    Truck camper restrictions?

    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...
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    For Sale 18ft Wellcraft FishermanC/C 90hp ob

    Vic....any issues with the deck or transom? Why the above deck gas tank? Why the tandem trailer...that heavy? What is the max HP?
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    Puerto Lobos

    Chris's BD handle is sundevil
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    Puerto Lobos

    Ive never made it down there....Chris Beck on this forum is my go-to guy for Lobos info..stand by for his BD handle
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    Any window guys South OC

    Scott just sent you a phone number
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    Rocky Point/ Puerto Penasco

    As many EMPTY ones as you can carry..and they WILL check!
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    headed to bola in June

    Great BOLA journal....thanks for sharing that...I'll be in touch
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    headed to bola in June

    Big Kahuna... Good afternoon!...apologize for the thread hijack...I noticed that you list a Triumph 21 footer in your avatar. Im searching for a 210/215 and thought I'd take a moment to pick your brain. Im familiar with the Triumph line and sadly, after searching craigslist and boat trader...I...
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    Using a marine surveyor or not?

    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
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    AGM Battery. Odyssey Group 31 PC2150

    goo luck with the sale...guess we missed our dates...cheers
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    San Diego area marine surveyor

    Looking for recommendations from actual customers of a marine surveyor in the San Diego area. Looking at a 21ft CC with a Yamaha 150 4 stroke...any help would be appreciated! Mike
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    Rocky Point/ Puerto Penasco

    Triggers are fabulous...as a fillet, as fish tacos , as ceviche...not as hard to clean as they lead you to believe...just start at the white underbelly..and cut the skin from the inside out....easy once ya get the hang of it...and the reward is worth the effort!! and trigger on light tackle is...
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    Puerto Penasco to Baja

    Anybody made the crossing in small craft ...21ft....???
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    LTB used 19-21ft CC.... $10-15k

    Looking for advice on brand...2 stroke vs 4 stroke...etc...would like to avoid wood stringers ...transom etc...ideas???
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    Low speed issues

    If you look at the parts fiche for an evinrude 130...it shows you where the idle speed jet is....fascinating thing that Google search feature on this new fangled internet thing
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    Low speed issues

    found it...#13 on the carb parts diagram...thanks...PS doing this by remote control...my buddy is going down to Gonzaga Bay...and try to sort it out (boat is at his place)...if not he'll bring it back to AZ and we'll work on it some more...
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    Low speed issues

    and pushing the key primer would solve that? Ill give it a try...OK dumb question(s) low speed jets are where...and are they accessible with carbs on motor??
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    Low speed issues

    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???
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    2 yr old Choc Lab...not eating...goin South fast...???

    Valley fever (Cocci)....very prevalent in desert evironments...we lost two Dalmatians about 15 yrs ago....cat had bad limp....had him checked for tumor vs valley fever...came back as valley fever...Been on oral medicine...and is almistv100%...just helping ya pull another straw
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    Boats surveys for small boats

    Owner and yes...
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    Boats surveys for small boats

    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...
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    2 stroke to 4 stroke

    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...
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    San Felipe????

    Nothing in San Felipe...best action starts about an hour south at Puertecitos (they have a ramp) or at Papa Fernandez (ramp also) at Gonzaga Bay....lots of info here on BD..just search for either
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    Johnson 120 low speed issue

    No hard start when warm...starts right up by will die when you try to accelerate. ...pump the key primer and to moves right out
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    Johnson 120 low speed issue

    sorry 1995 looper 120 hp...starts easy....runs great wide open (40mph at 5000)...just the pesky trolling speed and occasional falter when you put it into gear and try to give it gas
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    Johnson 120 low speed issue

    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...
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    Gonzaga report

    Thank you Wes!!
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    Gonzaga report

    So...are ya gonna tell us about the big fish Wesley??
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    Gonzaga report

    Heard rumors of cute boat that caught big fish
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    pretty good fishing...GREAT wedding on the beach...boat ran fine except for the low speed issue...slow cruise or troll is hit and miss...solution? add extra fuel via key primer and she runs great...after extra priming, she will cruise at 4-5-6-7 mph....fix??
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    Gonzaga report

    and NO pictures????
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    Gonzaga Bay gillnetters

    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...
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Rich is sending you some pics. ..lolly and Skip are sending some as well
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Hey Bert...boat test = 5500 rpm 37 mph...yay....not much fishing...just a bit friday an..lots of work on the palapa...had SIX gill netter boats in the bay...from right in front of your place...all the way south to near beluga.....late afternoon
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    ALL IS WELL..timing, throttle position, timing and advance....seemd like it was the fuel supply and crap in the gas...altitude of sea level vs 6000+ft density altitude at the lake = and 24% power reduction..also has a 21pitch prop...this weekend we shall re-test in the bay....standby!!! THANKS...
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    4600 and 28mph...maybe wrong prop...i'll bring both with me...mech is back and will take a second look at it this afternoon...
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Another variable....this lake is at 4000ft ....Gonzaga is at...well sea level....so 140 at sea level = 5300 and 40mph....120 at 4000 = 4600 and 28 mph....
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    So....WOT should be around 5500rpm...where do I look next...still using same prop as the old 140....would prop keep it from making full power
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    SUCCESS!!!...Lake test this morning...28 mph at 4500...full fuel..32gals....600 # gear and pax....140 would push it to 38 on the salt...28 on the 120 on fresh water about right??? It was smooth...no burps or hiccups!!! YAY!!!
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    could this just be the airbox "drain/vent" OMC workshop manual isnt much help???
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    ok...new lines...filter installed...strong hard bulb (if I keep squeezing, I can feel it "go down" slightly??)....also inspecting fittings etc, found a ?1/4" line that is connected to an intake nipple just below the bottom right (as you look t motor from the front) carb...seems pre bent to reach...
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    anyone for an October Baja trip? BOLA or??

    Derek...check your mailbox!
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    started the process last night...working 13 hr days sucks..any way: -pulled the fuel/ water separator, turned it over in a clean pan and...holy crap was it full of crap!! -found out the "3 way" fuel selector valve has four "click" positions...1 for port tank, one for starboard and the other 2...
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Mech returned my call from "elk camp" in northern AZ...NICE!...says he put a new power pack on when he rebuilt the motor...im going to begin the process of fuel supply, etc tonight, checking dead cylinders on the muffs etc.....
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Mullet...any way to test the power pack??
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    Ok....so apparently...my "new" Johnson is actually a 1990 130hp midsection with a rebuilt 1985 120hp powerhead (i was looking at midsection serial number originally..now reading the "freeze plug" stamping...)...nothing else to report...did find a loose hose/clamp on the inlet side of the...
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    I'll add the throttle linkage check... some fuel was in the tanks, not much..filled them with fresh gas/oil and it took 15 gals per side...they hold 16 each pumping primer bulb didnt seem to make a difference didnt notice excess smoke seem to run a bit rough at idle
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    FROZEN....update Mikey has a new Johnson!!

    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...
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    Boat upgrade ??

    towing 1100 miles roundtrip...still need to be able to access stateside waters...amenities, storage, etc....panga not on my list....neither are the pure fishing craft like the Bayrunners etc...IF all we ever did was serious fishing I would consider one of those, but not as a combo boat...and...
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    depends.......cold water or warm? best part...she paid for part of it its smaller than the other one but its 8 yrs newer
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    Boat upgrade ??

    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...
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    Mike's got a new johnson!!!
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    After runnin good all day...eng prob ?

    Hey Bert...ever get the engine squared away?
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    Speaking of kayaks...I think it was the 3rd TBR...we had a friend of ours from tucson that took his kayak...single seat sea kayak...at night for a cruise across the bay...starting near snoopy....yep he came back in the morning...story of something bumping him....
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    Well hi Wesley....I target triggers for the fish tacos....I would love something else...just need a smarter fisherman on the boat
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    Why thanks Bert ole buddy....what a spirited response from you....in the middle of the day!!:worship:
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    Gonzaga Bay night? fishing

    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?
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    BONUS...seller, who is also an outboard builder will credit $500 for the "frozen 'Rude....and my electrical is intact bow to stern...even the batteries that were submerged are holding a new full charge
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    Invest 93E 2016

    Well...looks like another tropical storm is taking direct aim right up the Baja peninsula around Wed ....
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Thanks Kid...for keeping an eye out for me...but I already put a deposit on a local rebuilt 1990 Rude 120...fresh rebuild zero hours....
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    San Felipe 7/26/2026...

    Berts favorite color is bright orange......i think its so he can find it in the dark>???
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    1987 Evinrude 140 looper low hrs PARTING OUT

    bump....make me an offer.....some or all...
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    1987 Evinrude 140 looper low hrs PARTING OUT

    BUMP...just because I need to buy another motor:-)
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    Puertecitos to Gonzaga Bay

    Bert....just wondering about doing it...fishing along the way...
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    Puertecitos to Gonzaga Bay

    SO....has any body done this trip...on the Sea? What would be the minimum boat size , preparation and equipment list for this idea...
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Keeping my eye out for a clean, reasonably priced 19-21 foot center console...gotta get this one up and running...so probably a winter seek and find
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Yep...that did it
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    HAD insurance...but I use it per season...no insurance for this trip!!!
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    thinkin about something in the 180-190 center console range...family friendly...mostly GB fishing ..occasional stateside lakes..cruising
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Ill look for a replacement over the winter...this solution will get us to GB in the fall... dont want to big cause our launching area at GB is over the sand flat...no ramp!
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    powerhead is rusted lower unit and other stuff is fine
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    nope....tried to sink it in October...came back from the islands...tied off to the mooring near your place...woke up from a nap...hmmmm boat seems to be sitting low in the water...Jeff comes screaming off his 2nd floor...youre boat is sinking..got it out of the bay via tow to...
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    may have found a rebuilt Rude 120...20 miles from home....
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    1987 Evinrude 140 looper low hrs PARTING OUT

    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...
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    and on to the next adventure....lessons learned Hey anyone looking for Rude 140 parts? good lower end, carbs, tilt /trim, cowl, heads, flywheel......
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Verdict is in.....................the frozen rude is a toasted rude...Massive rust in lower rods...cylinder seals...rod big and little end...amazingly the large main roller bearing still turned....so now I have a parts motor...great lower unit with fresh impeller..carbs....misc small...
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Hey Kid...trust me...Im on the internet every day looking for a replacement....but just cant find any...and a rebuilt powerhead is in the $1800 category
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Guess a man needs to know his limitations....lower unit is good...powerhead is off....decided to let a real outboard mechanic refresh the powerhead....then we'll reassemble...stay tuned....
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    lets try some pics...carbs were clean...started finding corrosion on the lower reed bank..
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    soo...got the reed body off today...some corrosion on the lower reed body (the steel not the flaps..)AND i can see crusty brown on the sides of the crank journal(?) and very light rust on the visible rod end caps...so powerhead is coming off...all the bolts and nuts came out easy (stainless...
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    Gotta love owning a heavy trailerable boat.

    anti seize is your friend either way...
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    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    we're headed down Oct 5 thru 13...
  130. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    spoken like a true resident of the palacial mansion on the coast of the sea of Cortez love buddy...when are ya headed back down how are the puppies
  131. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Gonna pull the lower unit tonight or tomorrow...we've already tried all the other marvel mystery oil etc tricks and impacts and extension bars on the powerhead as described in earlier posts....it just seems so clean...so far, that it might be somewhere else and lower until is so easy to pull...
  132. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Well good morning Bert!! sorry we missed the SD hookup....
  133. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    I pulled the heads at the beginning of this saga...some mild corrosion in lowest cylinder...not enough to lock it up?...engine is in neutral, prop spins by hand...hmmm
  134. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    OK...delayed update...finally found the time to pull the carbs and intake....no water in fuel bowls (bottom carb gas smelled old, the other 3 seemed fresh?)..got carbs and intake off...no corrosion at all...down to the reed plate...looking through there... all looks well...got all the reed plate...
  135. dizzyspots

    WGO Gonzaga Triggerfish and Wind

    Campo Sacrificio...a couple of miles south of Gonzaga has small double wides with AC and a tractor for boat launching...
  136. dizzyspots

    WGO Gonzaga Triggerfish and Wind

    not so secret, but it looks like the landmark we use when we 1st head out from Rancho Grande...a white-ish rock face "fall" off one of the points on the west side of the island...easily seen from shore...dropped quite a few squid chunks there while anchored in 40 ft, bu never tried surface iron...
  137. dizzyspots

    WGO Gonzaga Triggerfish and Wind

    kinda looks like our "white rock" trigger spot?
  138. dizzyspots

    San Luis vs Mexicali East for crossing

    Thanks MJB can I get the FMM stamp there as well.....any thoughts on the return trip North....im getting very tired of long wait after being sent to secondary at San Luis??
  139. dizzyspots

    San Luis vs Mexicali East for crossing

    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...
  140. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    not having much luck finding a used motor...i'll know more when I get time to pull this one apart....
  141. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga to Bola

    www.bajanomad.com has really good and up to date road reports...just click on "todays" posts in upper header...the balance of the dirt road seems to be getting better...but the paved section to BOLA is reportedly crappy
  142. dizzyspots

    Please Help Coco

    probably a silly question....Ive visited with Coco on almost every trip since our 1st in 07...does he read English?
  143. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    looks like parts without machining could top $1300...rebuilt powerhead looks like around $2500////seems like a good down payment on a running boat??? the saga continues
  144. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Thanks skipjack..that was the kind of info I was looking for...I'll tear it down here soon and get a better idea...I'll keep searching for a running replacement along the way..so, its crank and rod replacement if they are bad...fabulous!!! Thanks again!!:eek:
  145. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Thanks Burt...but not much choice if I wanna boat to bring down in the fall???Ive done a half dozen auto engines from scratch..dont have a wholesale source for parts but I do have a reputable machine shop...so here we go: Offering a "rebuild a 1987 Evinrude class" ...hands on...
  146. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    so...looking at hundreds of ads..on BDO and CL and boattrader, just cant find any deals out there...gonna dive into the rebuild So has anyone out there actually rebuilt their own Rude V4??? I'll try to add photos to this string...
  147. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Ok...so..so it was gonna be $100 to diagnose...and after a long search I couldnt source a reasonable used 140 Rebuilt powerhead about $2300' Parts kit to rebuild powerhead about $750 + machine work For $1500, I guess I'll be learning the difference between rebuilding Chevy and Evinrude...
  148. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Gearobx was recently serviced and it turns fine...the bottom cylinders have some corrosion..marvel oil soak didnt help...most on here believe its a crank issue...cant get a good look at crank without pulling intake..i think means pulling the powerhead??
  149. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    no luck with my impact...local shop will pull the powerhead and diagnose with estimate...if repair is too costly, he'll help me search for a running replacement..stay tuned
  150. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Update: Borrowed the correct size socket (1-7/16")...no luck turning it via breaker bar OR cordless 1//2" impact....where to look/inspect next? PS...the day after the incident, as we were towing it back to the launch ramp, I was able to start it x 2...each time at fast idle in neutral. Does...
  151. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    PS its also on a 40yo Wellcraft Airslot 185 ..not sure Im ready to invest in replacing a 30 yo motor on a 40yo boat...
  152. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Its a 1987 two stroke Evinrude 140, not planning on beating on anything...I'll try the breaker bar and correct socket this afternoon...any way to check the bearing end of things on a 2 stroke v4?? I havent opened up the intake or carb cover...
  153. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    saga continues...the flywheel nut on a 1987 Evinrude 140 is NOT 1 5/16 but rather a 1 7/16...so itll be tomorrow before we try to move it...PS bumped the starter...nada
  154. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    Starboard side head is similar...bottom cylinder has lighter corrosion than bottom port side cylinder, top cylinder is at the top of its travel, so I cant see the walls...the water jackets look clean with only a mild "frosting at the edges"..awaiting the arrival of the socket.....stay tuned!!
  155. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    OK so after a week of PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench and finally Marvel Mystery Oil...still cant budge the flywheel with my hands. I pulled the port side head and found some mild corrosion on the cylinder wall on bottom cylinder, upper cylinder was clean. A friend has the correct 1-5/16 socket for...
  156. dizzyspots

    Killing baja

    need more details,,,where...tackle...how many folks to catch 2 1/2 dozen yelllows??
  157. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    B_MAN thats the plan...soak bump soak bump...nice and easy till i can get it to budge..then just back and forth a little at a time...fingers crossed thanks for the quick response
  158. dizzyspots

    FROZEN!.....not the movie" Evinrude `140

    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...
  159. dizzyspots

    Ron...where is your palapa at Rancho...we're up at Palapa # 5 ...just down from Bert

    Ron...where is your palapa at Rancho...we're up at Palapa # 5 ...just down from Bert
  160. dizzyspots

    2001 Triumph 210 CC

    SOLD for $9250!!
  161. dizzyspots

    2001 Triumph 210 CC

    now at $9000 with 1:45 left...
  162. dizzyspots

    2001 Triumph 210 CC

    timed auction...ends at 1110 today...currently at $7250....
  163. dizzyspots

    2001 Triumph 210 CC

    over on Rb auctions...timed auction ends tomorrow...currently at $6250
  164. dizzyspots

    Wanted: Airslot..cheap

    Id take $3500 for mine after my Baja trip next week...
  165. dizzyspots

    Wanted: Airslot..cheap

    Whats cheap? 1974 Wellcraft Airslot Sport 185 87 Evinrude 140 modern upgrades incl switches gps fishfinder twin 18 gal tanks fresh upholstery nautolex floor bimini rod holders am fm vhf galvanized trailer...needs nothing other pics are on other computer.....stand by
  166. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Tournament??

    so is that "ramp" area...the "gap" in the seawall really usable as a ramp....
  167. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Tournament??

    was listed on the Rancho Grande FB page, but couldnt trranslate it and no results...it ran from Punta Bufeo to Punta FInal..??
  168. dizzyspots

    Baja Camping/Fishing Expedition 6/14 - 6/19 w-pics

    Nice job and great post VInnie!!
  169. dizzyspots

    TBR #6

    Good morning to all my TBR friends..it is with sadness and some regret that I will no longer be able to coordinate the TBR festivities. Family priorities must come 1st. This is not to say that we wont be going to GB. We certainly will, albeit in a more relaxed, vacation mode. Over the last...
  170. dizzyspots

    Hummingbird 597 ciHD

    Here we go......I am still interested http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=91025
  171. dizzyspots

    Hummingbird 597 ciHD

    interested but its $269 at overtons??
  172. dizzyspots

    Bert's new easy launch Gonzaga Bay boat

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/s0I-76_pHLQ
  173. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    .......about 162 days...
  174. dizzyspots

    88 Evinrude 140

    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...
  175. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    They left Tues AM just ahead of us...believe they had agood time as well...the groceries they brought to the feast were great....Im sure we will hear from them soon...
  176. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    A little late on the reply...had to go straight back to work yesterday morning....arrived late Thursday afternoon...greeted by Rich, Jeff and clan and Bert and a very soggy campground. (The plan to camp together for the 1st time since TBR was foiled again...by TS Simon). Our Victorville friends...
  177. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    thanks for the update...we're gonna overnight in Yuma and head south when dawn cracks ...our new ETA around lunchtime
  178. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Got a report from Jeff this morning that the road from the Rancho Grande market to the palapas is a mess...mud holes etc...barely passable in 4x4...updates to follow, but I assume the Markets front end loader will fix it....just an FYI
  179. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Yes sir!! headed out tomorrow...after work...hoping the boss cuts me loose early!! Rich is headed down Wed morning
  180. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    got a report of a Mex Navy boat hanging out at GB...make sure everyone on your boat has a license :)
  181. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    chevy who did you order impeller from...i got mine in like 2 days... marineengine.com i think
  182. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    OH YEAH THANKS JOHN!!
  183. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    ...hole in boat?....fixed fuel tanks...filled.......new impeller and plugs done trailer and truck wiring done....camper wiring done.....bearings greased.....now packing ....loading and checking fishing gear.....think we'll bring the towable??? richie's coming over with his stuff...
  184. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Forecast for TBR 5 Thu 90/74 10-15 mph Fri 89/73 light Sat 91/72 5-10 mph Sun 91/72 5-10 mph 144 hours
  185. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    thought you were already there??
  186. dizzyspots

    Immigration sweeps Pete's Camp and South Campos???

    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???
  187. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    So...this is not meant to rain on our TBR parade folks...but disturbing news on FB Baja South Campos Amigos they report Mex immigration doing sweeps at Pete's Camp and some of the south Campos looking for visas, FM2, FM3 and other papers....no reports of , if anything happened to those who...
  188. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    take the 5, I believe...seems like 1 to the 3 to the 5 would be longer then just jumping on the 5...its nice and wide and easy now....
  189. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    promises....promises....
  190. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    ok I'll say it cause Bert awaitin....12 DAYS!!
  191. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Holy crap Bert you're up already..whatya do wet the bed????
  192. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    hw=ead count remains at 20 something....think the Victorville High Desert Drifters are at 12???
  193. dizzyspots

    Yuma Border Crossing info needed

    we use the San Luis crossing twice a year...always headed south to Gonzaga Bay...that being said ..no real issues..out of 16 or so trips we went to secondary 12 times...very courteous...gas cans have to be empty...no firewood...we had no beer or liqor. The secondary has always been friendly and...
  194. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    just finished a batch of pulled pork and homemade chorizo working on a few batches of triggerfish taco beer batter... I went from 16 ft kayak to 12 ft Valco with 30 hp to 18 ft Wellcraft Airslot w/ 140hp...makes the trip to the islands waaay shorter
  195. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Thanks for the pics Bert and happy to know that it still looks like that after Odile!!!!
  196. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Thanks Bert...happy all is well for our little neighborhood...very sad for those in Baja Sur!!!
  197. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    ATTENTION TBR FOLKS as we continue to get reports in from south of Gonzaga...it seems all of southern Baja was hit very hard...closest victims are at Punta Final , Coco and BOLA. please give some thought to bringing relief supplies with you on this trip. Watch the BDO pages for more specifics...
  198. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Don't know... Punta final weather shows that they got hit....rancho grande fb page shows early pics of surfbbut no live report....puertecitos reported some wind and rain but not bad
  199. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Heard Mex 1 at Catavina was closed as well
  200. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    29 inches of rain and 53 MPH???
  201. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    New photos from Rancho grande FB page
  202. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    New photos from Rancho grande FB page
  203. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Latest at Punta Final 12.5 inches and 44.4 mph hoping its a bad weather station also TS Polo seems to be following in Oldie's footsteps
  204. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Stay safe my friend peak wind so far was 44.4 MPH still out of the NE
  205. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Please tell me its a bad rain gauge...11.82 inches at Punta Final??
  206. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Now showing 8.5 INCHES!!!
  207. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Punta Final station shows rain accumulation at 5.18 INCHES since 0900 today!!!
  208. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    wunderground.com has a Punta Final weather station up and running but no webcam currently 81 F 42 MPH NNE and heavy rain
  209. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    wunderground shows a Punta Final station up and running but no webcam currently 81 deg F wind 42 NNE and heavy rain
  210. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Latest on wunderground.com about 6 inches of rain over next 30+hrs winds overnight at 40-52mph of of the NNE grateful for minimal tides during this moon phase
  211. dizzyspots

    gonzaga baY ? ODILE ????

    Papa's camera has been down since the 5th...wont be back up until Oct 16th!!!
  212. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Jeff is headed down Friday to check out his and his folks places....prayers that all is well
  213. dizzyspots

    No paypal? just bring cash

    No paypal? just bring cash
  214. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Be safe my friend...Jeff was also planning a trip headed down today or tomorrow ...looks like the outer wall gives GB a direct hit today and tomorrow...hope it all holds together or we might have to rename the Oct trip to Tin Boat REBUILDERS....keep us posted!!
  215. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Looks like Odile will be a tropical storm when it get up north... Bert and Jeff will get to experience that... So as is a custom with some of the TBR crowd,,we will make our pilgramage south to Coco's...the following is a short list of Cocos Good Sam package choc chip cookies tomatoes...
  216. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Hey Bert now BOLD PAID thanks Kiddo Looks like rain today in GB phats: You dont win the non trophy for not getting the biggest fish????????????????????// 25 days Orders go in Monday morning ...ya snozze ya loose they are already collectors items...... pockets ya dont need no...
  217. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    to Minnesotaphats in the TBR non rulebook ...because we are a non-club, it states that that you need to be here to win...seriously, would love for you to join us,,,,:jig:
  218. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    OK tiena order goes in today as it stands now Bert 1 flag 2 GRAY shirts L PAID Wes 1 flag 2 GRAY shirts L/XL PAID "phats" 3 flags 2 Orange shirt...
  219. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Bert... Found a vendor that has no limit Miinesotaphats chipped in extra $$ so were a go.....Oldile looks like it making a beeline for the Sea...hope it turns west....Ok and just for you Bert 26 days!!
  220. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Flags are GO!
  221. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Hey,,,just an idea...anybody interested in a running up North and running in Pete's Camp Poker RUn??? www.petescamp.com
  222. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Please understand that this is the work product of my architect son, Mike and maybe not be copied or otherwise used in any form without express written permission Thank you
  223. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    ok lets try this
  224. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    TBR 5 Logo front and back both pdf files but I cant attach???
  225. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    dizzyspots at aol dot com
  226. dizzyspots

    Storm reports San Felipe and south

    Any reports on how Norbert has affected that neck of the woods...looks like its gonna head straight for the San Felipe Gonzaga Bay stretch???
  227. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    morning bert....same as my email yours WILL be gray and have a pocket $20 (if its less i'll refund it) SIZE? everybody else need final quantity and sizes $20 ea paypal is dizzyspots at a o l dot com
  228. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Wes...we are crossing at Yuma/San Luis then the toll road over to the 5...departing home around 1700 on the 8th..make border crossing at 2200?...grab some extra gas as soon as we cross it anything is open...if not we'll take a break at a friends place in San Felipe (0300?) until the Pemex...
  229. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Final call for t shirt/flag orders...need quantity and sizes will ask for Paypal up front (sorry) They will be orange...sorry Bert I need a tally by Monday , so I can place the order Final design will be posted this weekend...
  230. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    My thoughts...FWIW "Palapa#1 (between restaurant and Berts) Chevydeuce and bajachaser...minnesota phats? Palapa#3 (between Bert and Skipper) Doug and the Victorville group Palapa #5 (between Skip and Jeff) Wes/Diane/Mike/Sharon/Rich seems to be enough "real estate" around...
  231. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    There are only 3 "rental" palapas at this end of the beach...then its "leased" palapas until you get to the new string of palapas further south...yakyak and I and reelnaclt were early birds..Jeff has already rented/reserved palapas #3 and #5....before we knew that our Victorville friends new...
  232. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Suggest we start at the restaurant and work down to Jeffs? That should give us 3 rentals...#1, #3 and #% correct..Bert is #2..Lolly & Skip #4 and Jeff is #6
  233. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Ill get the order started....shirts and stickers no problem...flag order is off...they want a 12 flag min order or the price goes up ...stand by
  234. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Didn't ya get the memo.....check the fashion pages of the GB Gazette...ORANGE is THE color for fall in Baja
  235. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Good morning TBR fans latest count Mike/Sharon Bert Jeff+1 or so(4) Rich Wes/Diane The Victorville "Fourteen" Chevydeuce(2) bajachaser+1 minnesotaphats? really 28? Dan and Mike K are out Latest tienda shopping cart Flags...
  236. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Nicely said Bert......oh yeah...Good morning!!!
  237. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    So...not much in the way of interest in the TBR tienda...Ill leave it open until this weekend, but otherwise I have some leftover shirts lfrom the last trip and I'll just order some TBR#5 stickers......cheers
  238. dizzyspots

    Any Pemex open overnight in San Felipe

    Hey Bert...night time would be nice, but realistically itll be early morning 550 miles...solo driver (Richies taking is own car and will stay longer)...plan is to leave Benson about 1700 or so...drive as far as I can...and repeat till we get there...looks like low tide is around 0930 on the...
  239. dizzyspots

    Any Pemex open overnight in San Felipe

    gas cans already have boat pre mix in them......and have to be empty when I cross the border!!
  240. dizzyspots

    Any Pemex open overnight in San Felipe

    Fish Ed in and out with a trailer OK? Thanks for the info gas as well as diesel?
  241. dizzyspots

    Any Pemex open overnight in San Felipe

    no "grasshopper" over at BN that I could find....
  242. dizzyspots

    Any Pemex open overnight in San Felipe

    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...
  243. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Nice job Bert.....get your training from David K over on the BN site....OH YEAH almost forgot 45 days!!
  244. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    not bumper stickers...simple die-cut trigger profile...back window etc
  245. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    So...heres the tiendo thread Flags $20 Shirts....please specify size Stickers (one color(ORANGE) triggerfish and TBR#5 indicate small 6in and large 12 in Actual logo will be up soon....in the design stage PayPal to me at time of order...delivery at Gonzaga Bay or PM for other arrangements
  246. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    OK first quote for 12" x 18" nylon boat flags is just under $20 each...let me know if any one is interested BRIGHT ORANGE w BLACK logo
  247. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    OK TBR#5 UPDATE: Countdown: 50 DAYS Scheduled to appear: Bert Jeff =? Mike & Sharon Wes & Diane yakyak2010 (Jim,Doug, Kim, Suzie, Roger, Baja Bob and 2 virgins) Chevydeuce + 1 Bajachaser + 1 possible: Dan Joe G Mike K We will be using the real estate that starts at Berts Casa and goes down to...
  248. dizzyspots

    San Felipe Great White nursery?

    hey Bert...how's that work release program working out for ya...still on your meds I hope
  249. dizzyspots

    San Felipe Great White nursery?

    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...
  250. dizzyspots

    How often to change impeller?

    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.... Ive...
  251. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Well Hi there Bert ole buddy....just got back from a bike trip to the redwoods...gotta get started preppin for October...you gonna be able to make it??
  252. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    dum dum dum dum dum dum we're gonna need a bigger boat.....:hali_olutta:
  253. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Soooo body count as of July 26 Jeff +++ Bert Wes/Diane Rich Mike/Sharon Jim, Doug, Suzie, Kim, Roger, Bob and two virgins Dan Mike K? Chevtdeuce +1
  254. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    our secret PB & J?
  255. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Promise???:hali_olutta:
  256. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    lurking....really? why thank you Sir Vesa!!
  257. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Oh Yeah in Berts favorite color 79 days :jig:
  258. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin boat regatta

    Good morning Bert!!!!
  259. dizzyspots

    TBR #5 Early october 2014

    Lets call it Oct 9 thru 16..we will ALL gather together...up around Berts and Jeff's no more spread out mayhem...all together like TBR is supposed to be...there is a rental palapa between Bert's and Jeff folks and another between Jeffs folks and Jeff...they are both reserved for the TBR 5...
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    TBR #5 Early october 2014

    Shameless bump...and it keeps me on track to get everything ready 95 days TBR fans
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    hey Wes...made the jump over to a truck camper...older StarCraft Sportstar...pop up...would love...

    hey Wes...made the jump over to a truck camper...older StarCraft Sportstar...pop up...would love to pick your (and Dianes) brain for truck camper tips...."where do ya put ALL that stuff" looking forward to TBR 5 ..cheers
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    TBR #5 Early october 2014

    Yes it was...and the guy trip over Semanta Santa was about the same..our Victorville friends wound up about 5-6 palapas south of us again Looking forward to the group back as we used to do... See ya then
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    TBR #5 Early october 2014

    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...
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    TBR #5.....1st week of October 2014

    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...
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    Gonzaga Bay

    www.findmespot.com
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    Gonzaga Bay

    May I also suggest investing in a SPOT messenger...we've carried one since our 1st Baja trip...when Sharon isn't with me...she can follow in spirit via the tracking function on googleearth and I can send in "Im OK" check in messages each nite
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Sooooo found the leak in the boat....8" GASH on the inside of the port side "sponson"...probably from my expert helmsmanship trying to load the boat in a crosswind and outgoing tide !! Arrrrgh!! got a little glass work ahead of me...OR just get a bigger bilge pump.....
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    So...had a great Easter/Semanta Santa weekend at Gonzaga: Bert has wheels....introduced two Baja virgins to the area...weather was great...fishing OK...got out to the islands...found a pompano hatchery...nailed a bucket full back to back and the usual fare of triggers and bass in the...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Sent you a text ...courtesy of the CHEETO BANDITO Baja Xpress delivery service!!!
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    Trailering and Launching a 30' Grady in Gonzaga

    With instructions from Bert..we've launched my 19 ft Wellcraft Airslot at Alfies and at the Estuary...no tongue extension....but have a 6 footer this year to make it easier
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Shameless countdown bump...117 hrs till feet wet!!
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    Trailering and Launching a 30' Grady in Gonzaga

    Hey Bert ...counting down hours to "feet wet"...117!! What rig for yellows...crocs?
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Jeff +1, Jeffs folks and Bert...12 total...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Copy...we are still at 4...me, Rich and two virgins....................................Baja virgins...fellow MINI Copper guy, Dave and brother in law Duane headed in from Nebraska
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    OK reservations are made...SW Airlines Tucson to Buffalo...only $420 round trip but...cant get a permit for the Chupacabra defense kit...seems like TSA is on a Easter Bunny alert level orange...no peeps...no Cadbury eggs nothing so I guess I will be headed to Gonzaga as planned...see ya in a...
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    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    Sooo...gues I'm missing something here: You live in Calif...do you get to challenge the pile of paperwork that Cali requires? And the penalties involved?...seems like I hear lots of folks (friends and strangers alike)...skipping the fishing license, skipping the TIP...ignoring limits...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Oh geeze,,,I had no idea,,,let me get right on those arrangements....you said Buffalo NY right.......?????
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Knot practice....done......anchor....checked.....anchor line...checked.......krocs, salas, jigs,,,check Ice cold Negro Modelo practice.....checked and checked again....
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Got the boat TIP paperwork delivered via DHL yesterday...gotta scan it and copies of the documents and send it back in...stay tuned
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    OK....just sitting at the work desk dreamin....26 days till departure!!!!
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    just finished sending in the paperwork for the boat TIP....Ill keep ya posted on the process...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    ....yes Bert...I remember most of the things you taught me......see ya in 32 days......and yes I will remember the shirts
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Yes...at Alphonsinas..not real ramps...but there 3 access points depending on tides and wind...as you face Alfies:looking North the 2nd opening has a pretty firm base and I have launched our 19ft Wellcraft a number of times...further to the left (south) there is an area that launches into the...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Yes and a really cool gal...?Diane with a husband named Wes.....really wish I had more vacation time to get over to that side
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Looks like the body count so far: Me, Rich and Dave (Baja virgin) Rich, Jim, Suzie, and 2 guests Jeff +1 Jeff's folks(?) Think Jefff was gonna try to "reserve"/ snag the palapas between you and his folks and between his folks and his place... 37 days to get that elbow into shape!!! see ya Thur...
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    GPS Spots Gone

    but what if you go out in a different boat????
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    starting my Pacifico exercises right now...countin it down...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    45 days....crossing over at either San Luis or Calexico East EARLY Thurs AM.... staying at the Bert/GReg/Jeff compound coming home EARLY Monday
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Latest count: BERT!!, Jeff +1, Mike, Rich, Jim, Doug, Dave, Roger, Able
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    triggers, cabrilla, sierra, yellowtail....the normal fare
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    Punta Bufeo on the Baja Pontoon

    Hey Vinnie!! Happy New Year!!
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Mike, Jeff, Dan, Rich, Dave, Mike2...
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    Annual Spring Gonzaga Bay Guy Trip Apr 17-21

    Simple trip: Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande camp...fish...cold cervezas repeat looks like me, Jeff, Rich and Dan so far.....???
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    Puerto Lobos Slayfest 11/8 - 11/10 with pics...

    yeah missed another one Vinne...Gonzaga was nice until late Sun(11/3) then wind ...wind...and more wind....after we left on Thurs...reports were glass seas thru the weekend. Looking forward to hooking up with you at some point...we're only about 5-6 hrs away...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    The 1st 2 1/2 days were fine...some minor mechanical glitches to sort out. Wes and Jeff nailed some Bonita casting near the point E of Snoopy...Jim and Dougs' boat got onto a dozen or so Bonito between Beluga and Sacrificio...trolling a little bit of everything. Rich and I and Sharon hit the...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    OK....the tbr adventure continues.....as we roll into Yuma on wed.. I realized...no boat key.... saw after a short Thurs morning wait for Yuma marine to open.. searched thru rings of outboard keys...finally just bought a sign switch/key... off we go to gonzaga...easy border crossing at San Luis...
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    HELP...forgot boat keys at home in Tucson..in Yuma going to Baja...

    Ummmmm IF I had a seperate complete ignition...I assume (not trying to be a smart ass) I would also have a key for that...I would take either one at this point..
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    HELP...forgot boat keys at home in Tucson..in Yuma going to Baja...

    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...
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    HELP...forgot evinrude key 300 miles from home

    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...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Vinnie....promise...one of these days I will get down there with you!! Tight Lines buddy lets compare notes after we both get back cheers
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    As per tradition, we will head down to Coco's at some point during TBR. This year Coco got a set of prosthetics. Some racer groups fabricated assist bars (think parallel bars) to help in the learning process. We offered to transport the race shop fabricated "handles" this trip. He is also in...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    120 hours till CowPatty's...then GB!!!
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Thanks.......counting down the days....252 hrs from now...on the boat in the bay!! any hints on rigging for Corbina?
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    BCS fishing license website experienceI used this website to muy Mexican fising licenses- http://apps.bcs.gob.mx/finanzas/finaweb/fonmar/ I purchased two fishing licenses for one week for customers of mine on monday morning (day of storm). I did not expect it to function properly so I had the...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Reminder: If you are fishing...everyone in the boat over 18 must have a license Limits/per person: TEN(10) fish per day per person (no more than FIVE(5) of one species May not filet fish while on the boat...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Recent post here on BD about a US boat being seized for no fishing license and exceeding bag limits...14 Wahoo on the boat!!! Make sure you have your license, ID and know the bag limits when we get out there!!!
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    from the TBR archives....Bert's TBR tips from the 3rd annual regatta: Hheh...as I'm starting to put my stuff together for the trip .... thought some "planning" might be in order ? firewood...generally you cant bring it to baja,but the federales dont care about a small amount...so...if...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    For the new folks that are joining in: just a relaxed family oriented get together for fishing, camping and relaxing each on their own for meals..but it seems to turn into a potluck anyway with all the chefs on board camping will be in the area of the Rancho Grande palapas...in the area of...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Welcome to the party...if Bert is lurking on here, he can answer questions about launching bigger boats as well
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    TWO WEEKS LEFT Wes and Diane due in Thurs afternoon as well... Tides look good (high at about Noon) Weather looks good (85/65) New moon and a bazillion stars!!!
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    Grady WHite Tarpon 19 Vs Weel craft Airslot 185

    AZ boat...is transom and stringer rot still an issue in a hot dry climate? The fuel access hatch cover is missing, so I know that area has been open to rain (summer monsoons) but then hot/dry Best way to check...O?B is off the transom???
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    Grady WHite Tarpon 19 Vs Weel craft Airslot 185

    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...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    WOW down to 16 days left before departure.... Shirt artwork is done...shirts being printed...$10 EACH...CASH ON DELIVERY Jeff and Rich should arrive late Wed Oct 30...in Richie's blue Corolla "chick magnet" We'll arrive around Noon on Thurs..joined by The Jim and Doug contingent shortly after...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Oct 30 thru Nov 6

    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 Confirmed Mike, Sharon' Jeff...
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    Final call for $th annual TBR tee shirt orders...Orange (of course) with black logo. Quality shirts at my cost (TBD, but under $10 each need sizes and quantities...have to be there to get one....no lurkers
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    Great...looking forward to seeing all of you again...Sharon is looking forward to spending some time with Suzie and Kim as well. Dan might not make it (he's closing on a house around the 24th)..Richie is a go...see ya in 43 days!!!
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    Mexican fish fry pan

    google "comal" stainless steel...found a 22 in on line for about $50........works great for fish tacos....a little slippery when new...the fish pieces wanna keep sliding back into the "pool"...but after it seasons a bit ot works great!!! check out the thread over at www.bajanomad.com
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    not anxious or anything...but 7 weeks from today......
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    countdown update 59 days till departure....
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    Triggerfish skull

    yeah well...a couple too many days in an open plastic bag in the sun....bugs had started working....plywood ready...hardware cloth ready...dump the contents onto the board.....once again about a hundred loose bones...not attached to anything....foiled again :( - - - Updated - - - yeah...
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    Triggerfish skull

    OK!!
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    Triggerfish skull

    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...
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    TBR Count as of today: Wes Diane Rich Dan Mike Sharon Jim Doug Kim Suzie Jeff? Bert?
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    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    bump..for old times sake and for those that werent there last year!!
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    OK Gonzaga fans...the t shirt design for the 4th Annual TBR is nearing completion. Price will be set when I know how many to order. Please PM me with sizes and quantities. Thanks Image to follow shortly. cheers Mike
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    4TH ANNUAL TIN BOAT REGATTA GONZAGA BAY/ RANCHO GRANDE 10/31-11/6

    All boats welcome...only requirement is a great attitude and willingness for a family friendly week of fun!
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    Gonzaga Bay...Rancho grande ?guarded gates

    Read a thread over on bajanomads.com...stating that Alfonsinas and Rancho Grande has set up guarded gates as you exit the highway? Any body have details?
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay Baja Oct 31 to Nov 6

    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 Confirmed dizzyspots medic9_11 denoth cortezpirasea Invited...
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    Gonzaga....10 weeks...WHEW !

    I wish I had some leeway on the schedule, but after TWO guy-only trips for me in a row, I cant leave Sharon behind for this one (although she is a trooper and DID offer to!!) ... We'll see how it rolls out...
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    Gonzaga....10 weeks...WHEW !

    I know its a ways off...but will ya be there for TBR#4 Oct 31 thru Nov 6? - - - Updated - - - so far Dan Rich and my wife and I are confirmed for those dates with Jeff and Wes/Diane a maybe...
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    Gonzaga....10 weeks...WHEW !

    Hey Bert...welcome back form the internet abyss. I had to change the dates of the TBR...Sharons new job wont let her take off until after Oct 29th. So new plan is to be donw Oct 31 thru Nov 6th. Tried to let the rest of the folks know...looks like all are on board for the new dates...we'll see...
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    5 kidnappings

    Franks Thanks for allowing us Nomads to join you on your adventure. Great job...cant wait to get back to Gonzaga...and to have enough vacation explore more of Baja....be well!
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Only if you make jalapeno and peanut butter sandwiches!! do we go thru Alfies area and trick or treat?
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Ok changed the dates as posted Oct 31 thru Nov 6th...we will RON in Yuma Wed PM and cross at San Luis EARLY Thu AM and try to make Berts by 1400 or so I appreciate everyones patience and understanding. Again, if this screws up the dates for anyone, my apologies and my encouragement to go down...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Bump...date change sorry ;(
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Dates are set...artwork in progress for shirts counting down the days from 127
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    San Felipe

    Neil IMHO I would head further south to Gonzaga Bay: about 2 hrs of paved road south of San Felipe. palapas, market, cantina, motel, camping and much better fishing including nearby islands just my 2 cents....
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    Papa Fernandez June 10-14

    looks like hot and windy today???
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    Gonzaga Bay...here for awhile !

    the stuff I have read just says to gently scrape...preferably with a wooden or plastic scraper...if the "foot" rings remain...LIGHTLY sand with extra fine (600grit) then there is a transducer specific anti-fouling spray....
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    Gonzaga Bay...here for awhile !

    i stand corrected cool beans on the grill countin down the days
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    Gonzaga Bay...here for awhile !

    Wes...3 thru 9 sounds like 7??? and I agree ...its never long enough... actual day count is like 143 from now..:(
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    Gonzaga Bay...here for awhile !

    Yes it does!!! Glad you finally made it down Bert.... counting down the days...about 120 or so,,, at least 2 new faces this year....not counting Jeff's gang
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Yep...good vhf and 8 ft stick. ..no orange bobber this time
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Had a great trip...caught cooler fulls of spotties and triggers...took a trip out to Isla San Luis....found a group of whale about 50-100yds from the boat...flat seas light breeze...met some new AZ/GB friends...took Jeff fishing with us....downside ? NO BERT! He got stuck in SD that tidal...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Yes sir.... PS while exploring the big island ...we noticed a "tidal ripple" that extended from a point on the SW side 0f the island and extended over towards Bufeo...ripplt water on one side and pure glass on the other We watched a panga headed in towards it...slowed way down////motor tilt...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Thanks Bert.... for the new memories and new friends...that being said.... to accomodate those new friends inclusion into the 4th annual tin/rubber or fiberglas boat regatta ( kinda loses the ring huh??) NEW DATE : OCT 3 thru 9 Come for all the days...come for some of the days!!!! Invited...
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Looks like we'll be a little early...Rich and I got an extra day off...be down Thur instead of Fri...before lunch
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    Mexico Insurance??

    www,bajabound.com
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Thanks Vinnie...tight lines to you and Tom as well!!
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Rancho Cinco closer to the islands...but is a "transit" stage on the pavement...they dont resume "racing" until the pavement ends at Papas GB better for watching the race go by on Sun...but the pits look like they are right there at the end of the pavement by Papa's We just thought that after...
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Crossing at Yuma EARLY Fri AM...me, Rich and Dan...with the boat.. quick fuel stop in San Felipe, then straight to GB...OK to hang with you or do you want to come up to Cinco Islas and hang:hali_olutta: with us? just relax, fish and watch some of the 1000 Sun AM departing early Mon AM back...
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Bump...its back ON!!
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    bump just for grins
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Trip might be back on...some scheduling issues on this side seem to be resolved...will know for sure come Monday stay tuned:hali_olutta:
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    Puerto Lobos

    Headed down to Puerto Lobos Apr 26 thru 29... get to do some fishing with Vinnie and Tom
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    We were planning (if Berts not in GB) to use the new? concrete ramp at Rancho Cinco Islas mentioned on Bajanomads and over on the Cowpatty fb page...short run out and back to the islands...boat is already equipped as you described...
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    I'm hearing more and more reports that the large tidal swings will have a huge effect on catching fish as well as the tidal bores and small(18.5 ft Airslot?) boat safety at Cinco Islas. I admit to being a rookie when it comes to Sea of Cortez tidal stuff. Dont want to waste a weekend or risk...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    combo of beach launch ( for the original "little" tins...not many of them left) or Alfonsinas ramp have to ask Bert ...cj5orion about the "new" Rancho Grande "ramp"???
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    Thanks Brett looks like 90% a go so far.. 1 truck 1 boat (Airslot 185) 3 guys.. dont know if Bert will be at GB yet or not.. shall I assume that the islands are worth the trip?
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Wes...message passed to Dan working on the shirt design hope this finds you with a peanut butter and jalapeno sandwich in your hand
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    Good morning Bert....so happy to know that you're alive and taking nourishment!!!
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    New palapas at Rancho Grande

    90% sure if you're down there...we'll go to Gonzaga.. if not we will try out the ceeement ramp at Cinco Islas for something different...originally was gonna come down "boatless" and travel light...but hate to miss out on the fishing... looks like me, Dan and Rich....Jim and Doug are...
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    4th Annual Tin Boat Regatta Gonzaga Bay

    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...
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    Tidal swings near Enchanted Islands

    great...there goes that weekend....
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    New palapas at Rancho Grande

    So...the Rancho Grande facebook page shows refurbished palapas...enclosed on the shore side, looks like fresh concrete floors and iron bbqs.....query: did that to anything to improve the outhouses???
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    Tidal swings near Enchanted Islands

    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...
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    Mex 1000 and fishing

    BACK ON! 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!!
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    Any spring Puerto Lobos plans?

    Any plans for a spring/early summer Puerto Lobos trip?
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    Mex 1000 at Gonzaga

    Thanks Bert...glad ya got more work..but sorry ya missed the trip Stay well we'll keep in touch as well
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    Cinco Islas Baja

    Looking for info on reported concrete boat ramp at Cinco Islas...km114 south of Puertecitos?? Any body been there lately??
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    Mex 1000 at Gonzaga

    Keep the shiny side up Scott!
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    Mex 1000 at Gonzaga

    Hey Bert,,, 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 Mike
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    Where are the Roosters?

    Gonzaga Bay
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    Gonzaga Bay May or June?

    no-see-ums little tiny gunatts!
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    Mexican 1000 at Gonzaga Bay?

    DOH! Hey Bert...:hali_olutta:
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    Gonzaga Bay May or June?

    Hey Bert...that was a post of thanks..... very happy that my bright Cheeto rescue flag...err fat guy shirt ...could be spotted by you and the guys from way south near punta Final that was a great time...wishing I could get back there sooner buddy cheers
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    Gonzaga Bay May or June?

    :worship:! Good Morning Bert
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    Gonzaga Bay May or June?

    what he said
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    Gonzaga Bay May or June?

    Good morning.. ....the road between San Felipe and Puertecitos is good but FULL of vados (dips)...no cruise control on this stretch...especially with a trailer...just relax and enjoy the drive...remember to fill up with fuel and spare fuel at San Felipe... ...the new road south of...
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    Mexican 1000 at Gonzaga Bay?

    Mexican 1000 Vintage www.norra.com
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    Mexican 1000 at Gonzaga Bay?

    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?
  382. dizzyspots

    Mexican 1000

    Hey Bert...Mexican 1000 Apr 27 thru May 1st Any idea if it'll run near Gonzaga?
  383. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga....lil bit a wind

    batten them hatches down Bert.....and hold on!:hali_olutta:
  384. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay...anybody coming down in Jan. ? I got "stuck" here ! ?

    Pardon the ignorance...anyway to get cash to San Felipe...PayPal?
  385. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay...anybody coming down in Jan. ? I got "stuck" here ! ?

    Wish we could help ya out Bert...wish you well...
  386. dizzyspots

    Kicker motor mount

    SOLD
  387. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "decoratin the tree !"

    MerrY Christmas Bert!!!
  388. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga for the holidays !

    Hey Bert! How I wish we could pull that off...saw Dan today...he's ready to go tomorrow...really bummed that he missed the 1000...Im jones'in to check out the new boat on open water. There is some discussion about a spring trip to the Mainland side (Puerto Lobos)??? Hope the gillnetters...
  389. dizzyspots

    Sea of Cortez Critterfest 11/16 - 11/18 w-pics

    Keep us posted on a Spring trip...might have a couple of folks/boats interested...maybe a smalller version of the TBR...TBR East? cheers Mike
  390. dizzyspots

    Gill netters back at Gonzaga Bay

    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....
  391. dizzyspots

    Kicker motor mount

    cowboy: earliest pic tomorrow...thanks for the inquiry
  392. dizzyspots

    Sea of Cortez Critterfest 11/16 - 11/18 w-pics

    Is Arturo still doing the boat launching...wont be able to hand launch an 18ft Airslot...? Have a great Christmas....PS looks like you checked off a bunch of critters on your "I want to catch as many different species" list??
  393. dizzyspots

    Sea of Cortez Critterfest 11/16 - 11/18 w-pics

    Sorry we missed this trip...post up next time and we'll try to join up...Mike PS sold the little tinnie...too small for 8 hrs days at gonzaga got a 185 Airslot whats the launching area like for a mid size trailer boat?
  394. dizzyspots

    Kicker motor mount

    Bremer TW-20 Kicker motor mount Fresh water use only ZERO corrosion Solid cast aluminum construction Make offer you pay shipping from 85641 and I take PayPal Mike
  395. dizzyspots

    Baja 1000 who is going?

    Soooo how did the Baja 1000 party go? Did you deploy the hot tub?
  396. dizzyspots

    Baja 1000 who is going?

    Hey Bert...hoist a cold Pacifico for Dan and I..wont make this weekend...but on the "guy trip" for next year....have a great time buddy!....
  397. dizzyspots

    12ft Valco, Johnson 20 and BAJA wheels

    bump....will assist in delivery
  398. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay mystery fish

    thanks guys....and for the advice about the venomous spine
  399. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay mystery fish

    any idea what this is?
  400. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    I know I'll give up the ability to beach launch anywhere, but after 4 days of fishing 8 hrs/day...my big old guy frame needs room to move around....
  401. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Frank...would love to but a) no room left in the garage b) Sharon says ONE boat! Pics attached....
  402. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Well got the Airslot home safe and sound..AND it fits in the garage by 3/4" on each side Cleaned up really well with BonAmi, Dawn and Greased Lightning. Boy .... the upholstery is really, really ORANGE Bert will love it! Pics later Anyone looking for a nice, clean, loaded Valco...
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    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    NICE I'll have to try that next time we go down Thanks and tight lines!
  404. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    Hector: what were you using? Got a bunch of iserra nd triggers ...but no hogs like those???
  405. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    cuz ya missed the dinner/beer bell on Sunday??:food-smil???
  406. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Here's a few pics from the "regatta"
  407. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    yes sir that was clearly the deciding factor.......tempered of course by the fact that I could here your laughter from here! be well enjoy the 1000 buddy!:hali_olutta:
  408. dizzyspots

    12ft Valco w/ 20hp Johnson/ Baja Wheels

    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...
  409. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    upholstery on the Wellcraft is....wait for it wait for it... ORANGE
  410. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    my thoughts exactly....
  411. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    ps going to look at a different boat..18.5 Wellcraft Airslot 140 Evinrude one owner covered its whole life...clean we'll see...??? cheap $2000:hali_olutta:
  412. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay and the Baja 1000 !

    oh how I wish!!! CHEETO BANDITO
  413. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Thanks Wes...nice shots...look for the shots from Rich an I on Sat
  414. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Thanks Gil...now I gotta clean the spewe coffeed!:rofl: outta the dam keyboard
  415. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    no picture...justa red x?
  416. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Some say that the 3rd time is a charm, well never was that more true than the 3rd annual TBR...GREAT new friends...GREAT fishing...watching, swimming with and touching whale sharks ranging from 14 feet to 60 feet...including a "love tap" from the RV sized one that rocked our little tinnie...CALM...
  417. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    One gallon of quality two stroke fossil juice headed your way...:notworthy
  418. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    72 hours till border crossing final grocery shopping tomorrow
  419. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    boojum tree leaves......
  420. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    We packed our truck as well...my wife was shocked as she watched us get the truck loaded and secure and its only Sat usually Im still tying it down moments before we roll out of the driveway...so this time Friday welll be crossing over at San Luis..... Mike,Mike,Dan and Rich
  421. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    saw site re: blue crabs at San Felipe...just curious if ther in GB as well??
  422. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Bert...any crabs in Gonzaga Bay????
  423. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Wes, Jim, Doug, Suzie and Kim C ya in San Felipe around 1100 Mike, Mike, Dan and Rich
  424. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Bert wunderground.com says its raining at Gonzaga???
  425. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Departure I week from tomorrow...couldnt resist wish it were tomorrow...just sayin :hali_olutta:
  426. dizzyspots

    mexico auto insurance question

    www.bajabound.com no connection but good choices and good rates..all on line
  427. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Bert...latest www.wunderground.com is forecasting Friday at 80% chance of rain with possible accumulation of 0.9 inches....ever had an inch of rain at GB????
  428. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    three XL's and a XXL if anyones keeping a list....
  429. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Raffie on a front end loader...cant be good....'''' The thought of t-shirts popped into my mind overnight as well I have a source, but not with a 10 day turn around....perhaps one color IF I had artwork....
  430. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    12 days till we cross the border!! Hey Bert is the sea wall up in front of your place?
  431. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Yakyak2010 says he has the new "wind controller" contract..:worship: the 10 day forecast shows the temps dropping to 80's/70's looking better folks!!:lux:
  432. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    REMINDER: to all our TBR friends that will be fishing from a BOAT of any size..get your Mex fishing license...numerous reports of being check by Navy. .note: If you are in a boat and ANYONE is fishing,,ALL occupants MUST have a license...whether you have a rod to use or not Shore fishing...
  433. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Yeah...but the bay is 10 ft shallower after Rafaels's "landscaping"...when we were at Punta Final last year we watched a lot of it blow into the bay. PS Hey Bert is the sea wall still up by your place?
  434. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Guess we need to pray that sucker heads west, fast and early...my plans are cast in stone (from work) sooo we'll be there...:hali_olutta: windy or not...unless perhaps that "eye" looks like its headed for your palapa.
  435. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    RE: CARE package for Coco...this was posted over at Baja Nomad...just a thought, that during one of our days at low tide...we run down to say hi to Coco and drop off some stuff...voluntary participation... :hali_olutta: This was posted by Bug in March this year. If you go see him.. After...
  436. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Bert...do you have a marine radio "base station" at your place? If not, I have a marine radio, and antenna...thinking that to keep track of the fleet, we could set it up off portable battery, just need a place to mount the 8ft antenna? i have the antenna, battery and radio...just thinkin...
  437. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Reelnaclt...we will cross just east of you at San Luis at about the same time...I believe yakyak2010 will be on the road with you (hes coming from Victorville) we usually hook up on the Malecon at San Felipe for a quick stop, bite to eat...then south we are in a 04 Tundra crew cab w/off road...
  438. dizzyspots

    San Felipe to LA Bay!!!

    a groupof us will be at Gonzag from Oct 5 thru 10 ( at cj5orion (bert) palapa ( #3south of the "unopened restaurant" at Rancho grande) last we heard..some detours n of San Felipe paved to about 10mi of Papa's...south past Coco's normal washboard if you're there when we are...stop by follow...
  439. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    as we get closer...19 days left...any ideas on schedule...whos coming when? our group (1 truck, 3 souls) will arrive mod afternoon Friday Oct 5 and leaving early Wed AM (10th) ideas on a "get-together" fish fry BD/Nomad night? in the past , for TBR #1 and 2 we (yakayk2010 and I) were the...
  440. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Bert, I am a certified emergency medical professional. ..from chapter 26, page 11, of the Official Baja EMS Survival Manual: and I quote: If the patient presents with a sore toe, and if he happens to be near a) beach b) ocean, and ice chest? ...Immediately prepare and chill a sufficient...
  441. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    If only...the guys at work are a)jealous and b) tired of my Baja Countdown!!:hali_olutta:
  442. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    3 weeks to go... FINALLY got thru to the on line fishing folks...once I did get a reply..they fixed the issue in a couple of days Licenses are in hand counting it down!!!!
  443. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Cool...looking forward to it! Bert (cj5orion) has very graciously agreed to allow us to "huddle" around his palapa at Rancho Grande. I believe his palapa is #3 south of the "yet to be opened" restaurant There are "outhouses" about 50 yds west of the beach Rancho Grande market and...
  444. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Only 4 weeks left mi amigos....can we leave NOW?
  445. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Sorry to here that...hope to see ya down there sometime....may go back in the Spring? cheers Mike
  446. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    At some point, during our "regatta"...maybe at low tide, planning a round trip south to say HI to COCO...perhaps deliver a "care" package of goodies to the Baja legend...list of "needs" to follow....
  447. dizzyspots

    Grouper live vs jig dropper vs carolina

    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 Mike
  448. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    5 weeks from tomorrow...shaping up to be a a great trip...headed out tomorrow for some tackle and to re-spool the reels also got my stainless comal for the fish taco feast on the beach...
  449. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    done....just got excited while typing...
  450. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    :boobies:seems like we'll have plenty of poles....dancing girls???? Bert Bert??
  451. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Hey Guys! 6 week update: Confirmed: Yakyak2010 16.5 Crestliner Victorville, CA Dizzyspots 12 Valco Vail, AZ cj5orion Bayliner HOST Rancho Grande, reelnaclt Triumph 120...
  452. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    We'll spend Thru nite in Yuma...then cross over at San Luis...jump on the toll road then head over and jump on the Mex5...have heard about some detours for construction over on bajanomad.com...I'll double check and see if I can find latest cheers Mike
  453. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    The last couple of trips, I met up with Jim and Doug in San Felipe...quick last minute supplies and early lunch...then head south...looking forward to this regatta....tight lines...PS 6 weeks left!!!:hali_olutta:
  454. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Welcome aboard...another "charter" member of our "non-club" usually do well on triggers (my favorite)...bay bass mexican fishing license on line (see thread above is a recent must with increased inspection about $40 US for a year...calendar year from the start date.. First time I went to...
  455. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    hey Bert...is the infamous "sea wall" still "down"?....curious as to whether we can launch the little tinnies near your place...i have baja beach wheels ...47 days!!!!! PS need anything from the states? what flavor cerveza?:hali_olutta:
  456. dizzyspots

    travel visa

    uhh i thought baja norte, like sonora was a free zone....we've been to Gonzaga Bay x 5 and never needed anything...
  457. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    bump....7weeks from today ..on the beach at Berts...COLD cervezaaaaaaaa :hali_olutta:
  458. dizzyspots

    inboard vs outboard

    boom? little 4 cyl just not as strong??
  459. dizzyspots

    inboard vs outboard

    wow unanimous for outboard....whoda thunk it thanks
  460. dizzyspots

    inboard vs outboard

    trailer boat Mercruiser 140 stern drive...seems like the little ohv chevy 4 cylinder with single carb would be easier to take care of than a v4 or v6 2 stroke with 3 carbs...just thinkin out loud???
  461. dizzyspots

    inboard vs outboard

    all other things being equal... Mercruiser 140 or equivalent outboard? thinking maintenance, no mix fuel, fuel consumption etc
  462. dizzyspots

    upgrade from 12ft Valco

    Thanks Frank...Crestliner's gone....actually had planned to do Baja with the replacement also
  463. dizzyspots

    upgrade from 12ft Valco

    space...im a big guy 5'11" and 285 grandkids (4 total)...the 2 oldest... 5 & 8 have been out and want to go more...the other 2 ...new and 3 aren't far behind... fishing only would be great for me...but realistically probably need a multi purpose
  464. dizzyspots

    upgrade from 12ft Valco

    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 locally available: Wellcraft Airslot 165 w/ 140 Merc I/O runs..needs minor cosmetics (AZ sun)...
  465. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    shameless 60 day (or so) bump....
  466. dizzyspots

    How far down in Mex 5 paved

    not quite to Gonzag...perhaps to 10/2 N of Papa's...reportedly graded well to Papa's then "normal Mex 5"
  467. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    WOW Thanks Bert for that very generous offer...would be a great location I'll keep ya posted ad to the final boat/body count as we get closer Anything you need that we can bring down when we come?
  468. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Bert...guess we need to decide where to camp...Beluga, Grande, Alfies or Papa's??? IF everyone shows...were talking seven(7) boats and 12-18 bodies +/- :)
  469. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay

    Gonna be HOT amigo!!
  470. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Looks like we might invade Berts beach: possible suspects so far include: yakyak2010 Victorville, CA dizzyspots Vail, AZ yellowklr San Diego, CA Gil Marlin Percebu, BCN reelnalct Spring Valley, CA Hefe' Punta Bufeo Looks like this might be a real...
  471. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay fishing info please!

    and make great fish tacos...taste like lobstah!!
  472. dizzyspots

    Hector at Baja Tourism

    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...
  473. dizzyspots

    Mexican fishing licenses

    me too a dozen times...I get the "account is not active" but no way to activate it...cant re-register..only have one email address...emails to the webmaster go unreturned.....yet others seem to pop in and out and get theirs????
  474. dizzyspots

    Mexican fishing licenses

    am not getting any reply from the site
  475. dizzyspots

    Mexican fishing licenses

    "the account is inactive" but no clues as to how to reactivate it. I tried to re-register, but get a "that email address is already in use". Also sent a message to the "contact" number without a reply cheers Mike
  476. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Cool...I believe their thoughts are to avoid the dirt road south of Huerfanitos (sp?)...gonna miss the high tide on Friday...may camp on the coast and hit the early (0500) hight tide Sat AM....we'll see
  477. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    Cool...looks like it might actually be a "regatta" this time watch out Bert...we're coming....
  478. dizzyspots

    Mexican fishing licenses

    OK I have purchased license on line in the past..the site acknowledges that I am registered...it has sent me a temporary password...but still cant get to site to buy new license(s)/// can anybody help?
  479. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    We started this impromptu gathering a few years back,,,since the original guys had tin boats...it got that name...Anybody is welcome...family oriented get together...just hanging out at GB...swim, fish, snorkle...cold cervezas...fresh fish tacos.. Friday Oct 5...early AM crossing at San...
  480. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "3rd Annual Tin Boat Regatta"

    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??
  481. dizzyspots

    VHF marine channels in Baja Norte

    Any "list" or guidelines for VHF marine channel use in Baja Norte...typically San Felipe to BOLA? Thanks
  482. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga ! most of the month of MAY !

    Damn Bert...gonna miss ya again, but I'm going to Maine at the end of May to meet my birth family after 16yrs of searching...but will be back down in Oct for the 3rd annual tin boat regatta AND my 60th B'day...stay in touch...hoist a cold one to the triggers for me..:)
  483. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    Nope....Mama did ...she retired Dec 31= more time but less $$ sound familiar? Looks like we'll gonna wait until fall..Oct probably...hope this finds you well...
  484. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    been in the neighborhood...tried Kino Bay...kayak fishing...best described as an aquatic desert...gill fished to oblivion...watched locals lay out a mile of gill net...pulled in less than a dozen...paddled out to the island..got blown out...was all we could do to make it back it the beach..no...
  485. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    Might try that...also some reports on fishing south of there as well...thanks again for the tips...
  486. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    Gil...fishing is better...even for a little 12ft tin boat?
  487. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    North Of the Border working.....:)
  488. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    WOW How are ya Bert....still NOB working?
  489. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    surf launch you are correct.. alot of AZ folks go to Rocky Point, Kino Bay and San Carlos, to name a few 5 hrs to Rocky Point...been to Kino Bay but dont recall the drive time ...been to Gonzaga Bay 7 times over the last 5 yrs and love it.... 1st trip was before the new pavement ..over the 2...
  490. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    another thought..this will be a long weekend only...Fri thru Sun driving from Vail (Tucson) AZ
  491. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    would love more details...at your convenience thanks
  492. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay in August

    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?
  493. dizzyspots

    San Felipe Fish Report... 10-20-2011

    interested as well
  494. dizzyspots

    Looking for Game fish in Northern Baja

    we'll be down there from Oct 1 thru 5..when are you going? we will set up camp at Campo Beluga...where will you be??
  495. dizzyspots

    Oct1-5 Gonzaga Bay..2nd Annual Tin Boat Regatta

    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
  496. dizzyspots

    SAN DIEGO TO SAN FELIPE ON A PANGA

    ya know this HAS been done before...by Carlos Fiesta aka Chuck Chambers....SOLO in a 19ft panga chronicled in book form...check out the bajaexpo.com for details
  497. dizzyspots

    happy ho ho's ! from baja ! gonzaga bay

    very belated Merry Christmas and Happy new Year Bert should be back in Mar/Apr Mike
  498. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay trip "report"

    soooo the Baja 1000 "BD-er" base camp is where?
  499. dizzyspots

    Kudos to Mexican Sec of Tourism

    AZ has the same problem...wait till fall to fish? Pay the full price for 2-3 mos of fishing...the annual renewal is way better...seems simple enough but surely does not generate the artifical revenue stream...;(
  500. dizzyspots

    FISHING ROD TRAVEL CASE

    dittos on the ABS...on the rack of my FJ x 5 trips to Gonzaga Bay...safe rods $30 to build
  501. dizzyspots

    Kudos to Mexican Sec of Tourism

    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...
  502. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "roughin it"

    well by the photo he's not at the bar so Bert MUST be fishin!!
  503. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "roughin it"

    Bert we'll be there in 2 weeks buddy...dont work too hard
  504. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "quickie" !

    no worries Bert keep in touch Mike
  505. dizzyspots

    Online Mex fishing permit

    Nope and no replies to queries..BUT a fellow BD'er PM'd and thinks he can help Thanks for the reply Mike
  506. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay "quickie" !

    have a great time Bert...see ya in a couple of weeks Mike
  507. dizzyspots

    Online Mex fishing permit

    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? cheers Mike
  508. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin Boat fishing Oct 18-22

    Richard we will be arriving Mon (18) earlyafternoon...(yellow FJ cruiser with tinnie on top) Frank beach boat wheels fabbed, awaiting welder buddy Bert check your pm's and email
  509. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin Boat fishing Oct 18-22

    now looks like 4 trucks and 4 boats headed south to Gonzaga Bay dizzyspots cj5orion rudylopez yakyak2010
  510. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin Boat fishing Oct 18-22

    Rudy you've got email Bert...will do buddy ..when is Baja 1000? details so far cross over at Algodones or San Luis Mon EALY AM Oct 18 short stop in San Felipe then Gonzaga return Fri AM
  511. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay Tin Boat fishing Oct 18-22

    so far 2 boats, 2 trucks , 7 people any one else?? full moon, fresh fish tacos and cold cerveza on the beach BONUS: perhaps meet the FAMOUS CJ5orion IN PERSON!:hali_olutta:
  512. dizzyspots

    Gonzaga Bay fishing tips

    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? thanks Mike
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    Tin Boats to Baja

    Bert Bert Bert it does say Gonzaga Bay AND BOLA..... still looking for other players like to have company when traveling remote...I know you regularly commute back and forth solo...I would to, but my spousal unit doesn't think much of the idea BOLA still remains an option, becuse with the...
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    Tin Boats to Baja

    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 anybody in?? Mike
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    Gonzaga Bay and BOLA Oct 20 thru 25

    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...
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    Merc 9.8 2 stroke cooling question

    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...
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    Ultimate 16 tandem fishing kayak

    again please found a boat need to move the 'yak
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    tin boat shippings resources

    need ideas/resources on shipping 12-14ft tin boat. perhaps with a trailer perhaps boat alone. Any body have experience with this...thanks Mike
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    Native Ultimate 16 for sale

    very nice Ultimate 16 tandem with BassYaks inspired NEW MinnKota conversion installed paddle or power your choice converts in 30 sec..one plug one pin
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    looking for clean 12ft valco

    looking for clean 12ft valco
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    Native Ultimate 16 for sale

    check BD classifieds motorized Ultimate 15 for sale Mike
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    Ultimate 16 tandem fishing kayak

    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 includes two(2)...
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    boat suggestions

    currently have an 85 lb kayak on top of the FJ...one man load OK...tried it with a friends 12ft aluminum..tougher, but still do-able...problem with trailer and Baja roads = trailer damage...boat on top no worries wouldn't want to load/unload daily...but usually just make camp for 2-3 days...
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    boat suggestions

    looking for suggestions on boat choice: 12-14ft aluminum car toppable (FJ Cruiser with ARB /Yakima rack) beach launchable for trips to Sea of Cortez side of Baja...mostly Gonzaga Bay, etc Valco...Gregor...etc Mike
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    Gonzaga Bay

    Bert great meeting you and rich t...zero fish from the shore, but the group down the beach from us got 8 nice triggers...guess the pulpo bait isnt as attractive as squid we will be back down Oct 19-25 nice new restauranr and qwik mart at Rancho Grande but blading off that chunk of desert was...
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    Couple of Whale Sharks pics from Gonzaga,,not great pics,but what the hell !

    Bert.. leaving Yuma Thurs AM...stop in SF for food/fuel...planning on GB by mid afternoon me and maybe 3 other vehicles ... myabe near Alfonsins'a (had permission for last trip, but lost contact info) or down at Beluga ready for cervezas and drowning rapalas see ya soon Mike Yeloow...
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    Road to Gonzaga

    watch your travel dates in April...they are running the Mexico 1000 (NORRA) beginning with a departure from Mexicali on the 29th...going all the way to Cabo..with vintage off-road stuff...think james Garner, Bill Stroppe, etc
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    Road to Gonzaga

    last report was that it was paved as far as Huerfanito(sp)...which is about where the old rock house is overlooking the Sea (thought the road is a bit inland from the house) Reports were that it went that far, then stopped...no parked equipment, no further grading...so about 19-20 miles south of...
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    Kayak Fishing Gonzga Bay Apr 24-28

    planning a short trip down to Gonzaga Bay late April any takers Plan: cross at Yuma Sun AM April 24 Return thru Yuma Wed PM Apr 28 Mike & Sharon Vail, AZ
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    Gonzaga Bay ! more bad news ! (for me anyhow)

    Bert sorrry to hear bout this...was hoping to do a face to face in March..any pics? How bad has it affected the remainder of the area..Alfoninas....Campo Beluga?
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    Gonzaga Bay for Turkey Day ! Yaaaaahoo !

    Wish i could join ya Bert...have a great time...hoist a cold one into the sunset for me :)
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    Kino Bay kayak fishing this weekend

    Fishing sucked...the bay has been gill-netted clean...went out to the island, but the wind picked up and had to fight 2 ft swells in the kayak and were turned back...sooo, we had a decent wekend, but the killer fish tacos were made from fish and shrimp we BOUGHT from the pangas....
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    Kino Bay kayak fishing this weekend

    BS thanks for the reply...I'll report back Mon and let you know how it went...we'll be camped at Old Kino and will probably head out near Pelican (Alcatraz) Island and see what's up....
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    Kino Bay kayak fishing this weekend

    HMMMM isnt San Lucas Cove on the Baja side...looking for info on the mainland side...Kino Bay, no of San Carlos???
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    Kino Bay kayak fishing this weekend

    Going down to Kino Bay...Thur thru Mon... any one else interested in going?? any tips on kayak fishing this area??? Have fished Gonzaga Bay on the Baja side, but 1st time over here??? cheers Mike
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing and camping Oct 30-Nov 2

    Good to go Bert...just anxious...we love Gonzaga...looks like we are gonna stay up near Alfonsina's...looks like just 2 vehicles...the rest had a change of plans (but that happens each time we plan this trip...we're becoming Baja...or at least Gonzaga vets by default...only repeat offenders, but...
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing and camping Oct 30-Nov 2

    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 Vail, AZ dizzyspots...
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    Gonzaga Bay....BAD NEWS !!!!!! the beach is history

    Bert How bad is it...we're going down in 2 weeks...either staying up near Alfonsinas or our usual spot at Campo Beluga ...or you could just tell me you ate bad ceviche and this was a bad dream???
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    off to gonzaga !!!

    Looks like Rancho Percebu is about 30 miles south of San Felipe, on the coast near a large estuary...
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    gonzaga bay,short workin trip,next week

    Bert have a safe trip...perhaps some day our Gonzaga paths will cross Mike
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    gonzaga bay,short workin trip,next week

    wow long ride for an overnighter...we're still going down over Halloween...so the road report and any hints on getting thru the construction puzzle would be great thanks Mike
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing..Oct 29-Nov 2

    Last call for our bi-annual lil adventure to Gonzaga Bay...any takers?? Any other BD-ers gonna be down that way???
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing Oct 30-Nov 2

    Punta hernandez road??? Yeah it was pretty bumpy last October...took about 4 hrs from Puertecitos...but we knew it was bad...so just relaxed...stopped at the ruins off Hurfenito(sp) for a break...worth the trip though once you get to the Bay
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    Please send a letter

    The link on Sea Watch didn't work for me>>>?
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing Oct 30-Nov 2

    Morning Bert, thanks for the early bird reply...when you say "back bay" are you talking about the little bay towards Papa's? I thought the wreck was at the tip of the island on the Gonzaga side...the hard part about this trip....is the waiting!!! How was the road down from Puertecitos last...
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    Gonzaga Bay kayak fishing Oct 30-Nov 2

    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...