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  1. tbev

    Makaria MK-S-741XH with matching MK20000S reel

    Paid more for just the reel...GLWS
  2. tbev

    26 blackman

    Bad Ass Rig! More Mako Pics plz.
  3. tbev

    Recent info on the fin bait inside local BFT stomachs?

    I saw bellies full of red crab two weeks ago.
  4. tbev

    Aquasport pilot project

    Super bitchen!!!
  5. tbev

    Tower Recommendations

    That is pretty much what I want, a couple things I would expect to change. I may not go with a hard top; in that case I was considering making up a deck piece to go over a couple rails so it would be a solid floor underneath my feet but not all the way fwd\aft like a hard top would be, just a...
  6. tbev

    Tower Recommendations

    I'm sure it's not as stable as something beamier but it's what I've got, we've all seen towers on smaller rigs. Who spends a lot of time in their tower?
  7. tbev

    Tower Recommendations

    I'm starting to look into options for a tower on a 24 Skipjack Flybridge. I really like the idea of a soft top, maybe one I can crawl up through into the tower, like a cobia tower style maybe. If I can get away without a hardtop that would be great, I think. I'm wondering what is important, for...
  8. tbev

    For Sale: Coastal Compact 4-Person Life Raft Valise

    Where are you located?
  9. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    I spoke with a couple prop guys today that both seemed to think I'm just way under propped. They recommended a larger diameter prop, a Bravo One which is 15.25in I believe, in a 22P to start with and see how that does.
  10. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Thanks for the info guys, keep it coming please. I too believe the props I tried are too small, pitch and diameter wise. I'm trying to determine if that's the only issue. If your running a bravo one and you have a chance to measure the distance from the bottom of the TA on the transom to the...
  11. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Anyone running a Bravo one on a 24 Flybridge? I've got a couple questions. I just got mine installed and hit the water and I had two props to try out and neither are even close. I expected the first prop which is a Quicksilver 14.5in x 15P, 3 blade (stainless) to be way too small, the second...
  12. tbev

    Southern California OMC Outdrive & Gen2 Alpha

    1970 Skipjack Outdrive I have the original electric shift stringer outdrive, it has a new shift spring, impeller, etc. it's in very good shape for an old OD. It's last run was Dana to SCI, the intermediary box broke, that is included but I expect there are some hard parts broken inside. Includes...
  13. tbev

    FS 1970 Skipjack Outdrive, etc.

    tbev submitted a new listing: FS 1970 Skipjack Outdrive, etc. - FS 1970 Skipjack Outdrive, etc. Learn more about this listing...
  14. tbev

    Here's what you need to know to fish Mexico

    Thanks bro, I appreciate the help, sorry I was bleeding a little . .
  15. tbev

    Here's what you need to know to fish Mexico

    Can anyone tell me what these cunts are asking me for?> Trying to get one for me and one for my day. Can I pay someone a hundred bucks to do all this bullshit for me?
  16. tbev

    New Boat, Struggling Bait.. Help!!

    Brand new tank, beautiful btw, maybe it has some residue inside. I wouldn't recommend cleaning the inside of a tank but maybe check it out when it's empty and see if it smells like it's got any chemicals left on it or if it feels different to the touch in some areas like there is something left...
  17. tbev

    Uploading Coordinates into EVO3

    Is there a way to enter a lot of cords\waypoints into an EVO3 without entering each one at a time on the machine? Can I build a spreadsheet and upload it or download an app and make up the list on a computer and save it to an sd card and upload it, something like that? What's the best app to...
  18. tbev

    current info on BFT jigs? styles, sizes, colors?

    @2Rotten Awesome! How was your retrieve? Fast, slow, do you change it up?
  19. tbev

    Spinners the new norm for tuna?

    I wrapped a thrasher TR-MF 76H, got a Mak 20k on it w 80#, I'll let you know how it does this year, I'm hunting the biggest bf I can with it but not from a party boat, that's the biggest hurdle for spinning gear I think, especially with bigger fish. Jamie is the man.
  20. tbev

    Slammer III 5500 & 7’6”CARB 40-80lb Braid set up

    50# braid, ditch the mono. That reel will handle scoolies no prob.
  21. tbev

    Which crimping set gets it done?

    I like double sleeves only, get the correct sleeves for line size you can get bigger packs cheaper and you won't pay for shit you won't ever use. Stay away from those crappy hand crimper a lot of people use, get the big ones, I'll dig up a link for them if you want. Lmk
  22. tbev

    Installing bait tank on deck

    Never use stainless, especially on stainless without anti-sieze. Anyone ever run a 45+ gallon tank on a swim step? I've got a big aluminum swim step and I'm planning on putting a 45g on it. Going to use aluminum angle, bolted to the step, drill through the tank into the angle, tap angle and...
  23. tbev

    Installing bait tank on deck

    Use a chamfer bit to chamfer the holes you drill in the tank as well, this will keep the holes from cracking and fuking up your nice new tank. Stainless hardware only.
  24. tbev

    175HW Settings/Simrad

    175HW is good to 3-400ft when your in deeper water than that do you want it set on 300 or 400 ft not auto? Any other settings, tips would be appreciated.
  25. tbev

    Boat Trailer Lights

    Not that this is going to help but, smart guys unplug their trailer lights before dunking the trailer in the water. Just FYI.
  26. tbev

    Skipjack 20 open

    Wow, tons of work in this boat, what a steal.
  27. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Yeah, that's awesome. There is a gap on my 24F and many other's between the aft end of the motor cover and the transom wall; (underneath the glass inserts with storage doors on them), 6 inches or so that you have to extend a vertical edge all the way to the transom to keep water from entering.
  28. tbev

    Ocean Extreme Tuna Sniper Rod Question

    Thanks David! I snagged a rainshadow tuna popper RTP80MH-CG, I'm going to see how that feels with the 4500 this season. May jump up to the bigger ts2 if it's too light.
  29. tbev

    Smoker Recommendation?

    Anymore recommendations, I'm not very familiar with any of the current options, I have a 20 year old Webber that needs to be replaced. I want to be able to BBQ and smoke, if I can catch anything this year..
  30. tbev

    PSA: Shimano Lures on Sale

    Thanks, got a few!
  31. tbev

    Thru-hull transducer

    Up vote for Gill, he's great, and simrad.
  32. tbev

    Hiring Crew

    Congratulations on your retirement!
  33. tbev

    ‘81 skipjack 24 flybridge fuel tank replacement

    Can you post a few pics of your tank / swim step setup? I'm getting ready to install my swimstep and I want to put a 45 gallon tank on one side of the step and a big ice chest on the other. How does the tank ride on the water and in a trailer? Running down the freeway is the only thing I'm a...
  34. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    She's beautiful!
  35. tbev

    Let's talk batteries.

    It really comes down to your wallet and the amount of room you have. I have a bit of room so I'm running two 8D batteries. The first time I went out I didn't have them hooked up to the alternator, they were getting zero charge, and I was fine offshore for 3 days. I run a Victron Argofet to...
  36. Bait Bag

    Bait Bag

    I really only used this bag once, I think its 35g but I could be wrong. I bought it last year to use for a trip before I could get my tank installed. It was on the boat for a weekend and had been in the garage. Has stains that will probably come out but the material is in great shape. I have the...
  37. tbev

    Glow in the dark lures.

    sweet, thanks guys.
  38. tbev

    Glow in the dark lures.

    Do you guys "charge" then with a flashlight before you fish them? How often?
  39. tbev

    We've made upgrades! Click here to learn more and tell us what you think.

    Can we tag / mark old listings as old or put them in an archive or something so we don't totally delete them.? That's my vote. Looking good so far in general.
  40. tbev

    UC Monster RCE

    Paid over 400 for mine, wish I had the patience to wait for this to come up.. Glws
  41. tbev

    Recipes

    Make a bowl out of foil and put a couple mako steaks in with a stick of butter cut up in quarters. Half a lemon, repeat for however many steaks you have I usually cut them about 1-1.5in thick. BBQ until you can pull the skin off, you can push the bloodline out after it's cooked but it's better...
  42. tbev

    2006 2120 build

    Looking good! Nice idea for the switch plates, they turned out great!
  43. tbev

    How do truck owners protect their rods in the truck, when they have to leave the truck with the rods in it?

    If anyone wants to improve upon the PVC tube shoot me a pm. I'm a machinist, I've been thinking of whipping up a bit tougher version. I'm open to ideas but I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to do already.
  44. tbev

    How do truck owners protect their rods in the truck, when they have to leave the truck with the rods in it?

    I saw in another post someone is using 10in pvc pipe with a spiffy cap from amazon that has a lock on it. Rods are in sleeves inside. I'm doing the same thing with regular pvc caps with a hole drilled in the side so I can run a lock through it.
  45. tbev

    UNITED COMPOSITES GP 80 PREDATOR

    That might be the sickest looking stick I've ever seen!
  46. tbev

    Want to buy Simrad B175HW thru hull

    +1 Gill Travis, best prices, great to deal with. [email protected]
  47. tbev

    March 07th Fishing Trip Report

    Your the man @Tvdan!
  48. tbev

    Skipjack 24' Parts For Sale

    Send me a pm if you have a bench seat please. GLWS
  49. tbev

    UC Sidewinder

    Anyone?
  50. tbev

    Tuna popping reel

    Mak20K on a Thrasher MF-76H
  51. tbev

    Delete post sold

    Great seller! Glws
  52. tbev

    Offshore BFT 2/26

    Thanks for the report, pilot house is dope!
  53. tbev

    Homemade roof rack Rod Pod

    Sweet, I've been thinking about getting sleeves for all mine, I guess it's dumb not to. Thanks
  54. tbev

    Homemade roof rack Rod Pod

    Bitchen! Do you wrap them up in towel or something or just toss them in?
  55. tbev

    Skipjack Factory Shots

    It's impossible to capture the size of this beast, must see in person!
  56. tbev

    Skipjack Factory Shots

    Hull molds 26 & 30!
  57. tbev

    Skipjack Factory Shots

    I had the pleasure of meeting up with Mike at the Skipjack facility in Oak Hills, CA. Everything Skipjack, from the originals to the new and upcoming, it was a blast. Starting out with the star of the show the new 26 footer on deck.
  58. tbev

    San Diego trailer storage options

    following. .looking to store boat in SD or nearby during the season.
  59. tbev

    Radar mount?

    @towerfab
  60. tbev

    Who wants a 365-Day Fishing License?

    This has not happened yet correct? Mine is going to run out DEC 31st right? Anyone saying that might happen this year?
  61. tbev

    U.C. GP AND RGP 900 9E BACK IN STOCK AND ON SALE. SALE ENDING 3-31-21 CALL THE STORE TO ORDER

    Hey Jamie, what brand is the 20X65in kill bag?
  62. tbev

    Sharkhide, where to find local ?

    Can you tell me more about sharkhide? I'm building an aluminum trailer and I'm considering using it. My plan was alumabrite everything then sharkhide (the finishing product) how long have you been using it, on what?id love to hear anything you can tell me about. I GD That is a sick build BTW...
  63. tbev

    Splash plate reinstall project

    It's gonna look like shit in 2 years, use 4200. It's the slightly easier to remove version of 5200. It's for things exactly like that, don't use silicone or especially cock.
  64. tbev

    Thrasher tr 7'6" mf h blank for a iron/bait rod build?

    I built one for a MAK20K spinner, but I haven't used it yet. Jason is great to deal with and the stick is great looking. I got mine un-sanded, it has a cool texture to it, I wrapped it up just like that.
  65. tbev

    Phenix M1 Inshore SMX90M (12-30#) and Thrasher blank 8104 (15-40#)

    What were you going to pair with the Thrasher?
  66. tbev

    Which EPIRB to buy?!

    You update the info it sends out if it's activated every trip? "Heading to SCI from Dana Point, fishing the east side." Something like that? Are there any particular mhz / channels that are favorable for San Diego / Southern California? Following
  67. tbev

    40 feet modutect charter boat

    My next life.. glws
  68. tbev

    Sold feb 20

    Bitchen rig!
  69. tbev

    My TOP 40 Sonar Screenshots of 2020...2kw Raymarine system

    There's a demo magnum on ebay right not for $3K, I feel like I'm dropping the ball not grabbing it. I just don't have room for that beast on my 24 Skippy. I really don't need the distance that provides either, farthest I go is a SCI. I've got about 500hp and I'm fast for a skipjack but if there...
  70. tbev

    My TOP 40 Sonar Screenshots of 2020...2kw Raymarine system

    Can you elaborate on the importance of sonar and radar working together? I just getting familiar with my b175hw and I'll be doing a closed array radar of some kind this season. Interested in your opinion on radar selection. ( Running EVO3'S)
  71. tbev

    Wanted 24ft skipjack open running or project

    Talk to Big Mike on the skipjack threads, he may have one laying around.
  72. tbev

    La Paz to Loreto

    Bad ass!
  73. tbev

    California flyer company

    Looks like stock was just replenished, if you want one grab it now they said they sold out in an hour last time. FYI there have been a lot of fish caught on them, check out their Instagram feed. @california_flyer The link to IG from the website is bad.
  74. tbev

    California flyer company

    Sounds good to me, if @Ali says they work I'll bite. Any other pointers aside from not letting it sit still on a drift? You think it works better than a yummy in that case? Just ordered mine.
  75. tbev

    California flyer company

    Anyone ever caught anything on one of these? Are you skipping it like a yummy or sending it out with a kite & balloon while drifting? I would buy one to have as a backup in case I run out of dead flyers but $200 bucks is a bit much for me for a for a bait backup bait. I will say I love the...
  76. tbev

    Terminal tackle preparation local bluefin (hopefully)

    Get a good swaging tool and crimps for your leaders and learn how to use them. Lots of good info here. https://www.meltontackle.com/dozer-tackle-ch-18-hand-crimper.html
  77. tbev

    “Bridled” Nomad Cow grade flat fall design

    @afraser Do you always use a circle hook on a FF?
  78. tbev

    PENN 20VISX vs 30 VISX

    @Phil mckracken how did the 20 handle that 275er? What rod? Bad ass btw
  79. tbev

    “Bridled” Nomad Cow grade flat fall design

    Doesn't that setup give the fish the weight of the jig to help throw the hook? I'm asking bc I don't know but I want to.
  80. tbev

    Thrasher 2021

    Love my thrasher! Looking good guys!
  81. tbev

    Got me a new 2320 - Questions

    Since fire extinguisher was mentioned a few times... Buy element fire extinguishers, they look like a road flare, they are dry Chem, cheapest available and they mount really nicely anywhere. Bulky extinguishers used to jump off while on the trailer and God forbid you have to use one they are...
  82. tbev

    How often do you remake your braid loop on your reel?

    Thanks Tom, if that works for you I'm sold!
  83. tbev

    How often do you remake your braid loop on your reel?

    You guys that are just splicing leader into your mainline, what are you doing for a serve? I would think a handful of hitches over the splice would be fine, but I dunno.. How far into the HC are you going ? @Steve K
  84. tbev

    Colt Sniper Leaders

    You can add that green chafe tube to protect the line if you want, I'm sure plenty of people do not, but the loop is crimped with a dual sleeve crimp and a swagger. If your going to start crimping, I recommend it, you want to get a good swaging tool instead of the POS crimping pliers, especially...
  85. tbev

    Skipjack Boat Covers

    Anyone recommend a place to get a cover for 24 Flybridge?
  86. tbev

    Colt Sniper Leaders

    On my heavy setup Mak 20k on a Thrasher TR-MF 76H I run 200lb flouro to bigger poppers. This smaller 50# setup I plan on using for smaller fish earlier in the season, probably fish under 100#, from private boat. I could see pissing everybody off having to nurse it in with light leader. Thanks...
  87. tbev

    Colt Sniper Leaders

    100# flouro is cool on a 80g sniper huh, it seemed a little to heavy to me but I'm an idiot. How do you like that TAC80S @kimbo ? What's the biggest bf you think that will handle? It throws the 80g's well?
  88. tbev

    Shipping Fish from San Diego to Washington

    My uncle brings me venison from Mississippi, he just carries on a cooler.
  89. tbev

    Coltsniper; favorite color/size/method?

    You guys are all using 80-100# leaders on snipers up to 100g for tuna? I'm just trying to figure out leader size, I'll be throwing them to bluefin, like you said, when they are on chovy .
  90. tbev

    Colt Sniper Leaders

    What is everyone using for leaders on 80-100g coltsnipers for foamers? I'm setting up a smaller 50# spinning setup to throw at bf; smaller bf, early season and I'm wondering how big I can go without going too big. Anyone using a swivel ?
  91. tbev

    Offshore Billy K Popped My Cherry 07.26.18

    I have attended Billy's seminar and subscribe to his monthly reports and I can say with zero doubt that it's the best money I have spent. I have been for at least two yeas now and I continue to pick up little details that help me refine my practices. Billy has been an absolute dream to learn...
  92. tbev

    Size limit

    I'm all for tossing small fish back, but the last thing I think we need is some assholes in DC telling us what to catch and what to throw back. I toss back anything I'm not going to eat, but if someone only got a 5lb yt on their one day of fishing a year it would be pretty crappy to make them...
  93. tbev

    Colt Sniper rigging

    So whos using bigger leader with snipers? How big is too big? Obviously 60# is too small...bummer. How about a swivel, is that good\bad\terrible?
  94. tbev

    Colt Sniper rigging

    😂😂😂 Good to see someone is officially testing out the manufacturer's claims. I bet it you put ten pounds of tension on that spectra it breaks even faster.
  95. tbev

    "Anotha one" - Skipjack 24 Project

    Pics
  96. tbev

    "Anotha one" - Skipjack 24 Project

    Here's the inside, I just a handful of silicone couplers and two heat exchangers. There's also a smaller exchanger for engine oil and hydraulic fluid but the big one has a second one below it you can't see
  97. tbev

    "Anotha one" - Skipjack 24 Project

    If you had stock manifolds that were left on too long its pretty common to have developed a leak of salt water into the jugs from the manifold. It is manifolds are wear items and need to be pulled every year to check. Especially if your running seawater thru the motor. The exhaust valvees on a...
  98. tbev

    Colt Sniper rigging

    You don't have any trouble adding a swivel to the front of a 80g colt sniper? How about heavy leaders on 80-100g snipers? Throwing them at fish up to 150 in the mix say, do you have any trouble running the 100lb leader? thanks
  99. tbev

    Great Sellers

    @sealskinner and @vipertom1970 are great to deal with. Couldn't be happier, thanks guys!
  100. tbev

    Rerigging colt snipers

    What size leaders are everyone using for 80-100g ? Max\ Min?
  101. tbev

    PCH Spinning rod for East Coast Tuna

    Yeah I want it to throw 80-100g coltsnipers to foamers. Prolly some small poppers /stickbaits too but mainly coltsnipers, they have been the hot ticket I hear. I have heavier popping rods, I want something light that I can really get as much distance as possible. I'm not looking to land giants...
  102. tbev

    Okuma PCH Popping Spinning Rods?

    Hey Chris, I'm considering a pch spinning rod to pair with a slammer 5500 for 50#.i want it to throw 80 - 100g coltsnipers to foamers. Wondering what you think, how you think it will balance, cast and how big of bf you think it will be capable of landing. Thanks
  103. tbev

    PCH Spinning rod for East Coast Tuna

    I'll be a bigger idiot.. The Hawaiian is not the pch correct? Two different rods were talking about here? I'm looking for a 50# popping rod that can cast 80-100g jigs far as possible.
  104. tbev

    Rewire boat. ???

    Buy all your wire from pacer group, it needs to be tinned, don't buy ANYTHING from Amazon unless it's blueseas and even then I'd be careful, lots of fake shit on Amazon, that's why it's the best price. All the switches, outlets, and other etc, on Amazon are trash and will corrode. 2nd breakers...
  105. tbev

    West Coast Suppliers

    I get everything from fiberglass supply depot in Florida, they will probably make you a deal on bulk. Revchem is pretty good but they just buy bulk and sell small so I'm not sure if they will make you a deal and their prices are higher then FSD after shipping. Both have great products, FSD has...
  106. tbev

    What’s the best adhesive sealant?

    Fastco 110 is a adheres to concrete I believe. I use it for structural stuff on the boat before Glasswork. It's fantastic.
  107. tbev

    Bluefin Steaks in La Jolla?

    Thanks Tom! I'll take you up on it next time I'm down that way. I just got back home from SD, picked up a sweet bait tank and some smoked YF. This year I'm pretty sure I'll have better luck, I might not catch anything but I'll be able to get out there at least. Bait tank was about the last...
  108. tbev

    Bench Seat or upholstery

    Looking for a bench seat for my old skippy, or to have mine redone.
  109. tbev

    Bluefin Steaks in La Jolla?

    I'm happy to make a donation
  110. tbev

    Bluefin Steaks in La Jolla?

    Anyone with a full freezer need to make some room? Looking for some bluefin meat. Boat problems kept me skunked the whole season. I'll be in La Jolla Saturday morning.
  111. tbev

    Penn Slammer 3 5500

    Assuming it's gone, I'll take it if not.
  112. tbev

    24' Skipjack flybridge w/ Hard top $price cut

    Hold out if you can buddy. You put a lot into her, don't get hammered because it's a lousy time to sell. I second the video walkthrough.
  113. tbev

    Bearing race replacement

    Does anyone happen to know if that is the same on the UPF 12in discs?
  114. tbev

    Free Skip jack 24 open cover and windows

    What a score! Wish it was for a fb, I'd be stoked. Merry Xmas
  115. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Looks fantastic!
  116. tbev

    Seadek install

    Super clean!
  117. tbev

    "Anotha one" - Skipjack 24 Project

    What are you referring to when you are talking about water in the cockpit? I'm assuming that's the reason you were considering raising the deck up, am I correct? Can you elaborate on the problem your having a little bit for me please, I'm missing something. I just re-read your original post and...
  118. tbev

    How big of a boat can i get?

    My vote is for a 262 and one more 300.
  119. tbev

    New Skipjack forum!

    Sweet!
  120. tbev

    "Anotha one" - Skipjack 24 Project

    I don't make it out as much as a lot of guys do, but I'm pretty sure I tough out nasty weather as well as anybody in a similar size boat. I haven't had any problems with excessive water in the bilge of my 24f, certainly nothing that would lead me to believe raising the deck would be worth it...
  121. tbev

    Skipjack Batteries

    The pink is thickened (with fummed silica) Resin. I fillies the pipe and filled the cracks with this. I used the fastco (which is awesome epoxy) on the flat underside of the board to the hull as well.
  122. tbev

    Skipjack Batteries

    I glassed a piece of marine plywood, used it as my test piece for the Gelcoat I used on my transom for the rest of this much bigger project. Then I used the PVC pipe, 2in I believe, made the board sit level while still allowing water to flow under. I used fastco 110 epoxy, that's the yellow, and...
  123. tbev

    Skipjack Batteries

    Did you finish this project yet bud? I'll upload more pics of the other side, I've got two 8D's, this side I did the starter battery and trim pump.
  124. tbev

    Black Hole 804S or OTI oceanxtreme 25-40

    or TS2 20-50lb and slammer 3 4500
  125. tbev

    Ocean Extreme Tuna Sniper Rod Question

    Is there anything you would change about that setup, the TS2\4500? I'm thinking about picking up the same rig for the same thing; poppers, lures to 3, 3.5oz. Smaller tuna and YT. If you want to sell it let me know.
  126. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Thanks guys!
  127. tbev

    Brand new Penn International 50vsw with line $500

    Bump for great seller! Meticulous care taken to his gear and a pleasure to do business with.
  128. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Anyone have any other recommendations? I cant get my hands on the previously mentioned sticks.
  129. tbev

    Parker seat up for grabs cheap!

    Shoot me a pm if you have a branch seat. Thanks
  130. tbev

    Electric kite rod/ reel combo

    Walmart. Com has best prices I could find on tannys.
  131. tbev

    24' Skipjack flybridge w/ Hard top $price cut

    Well done, and I boat looks fantastic! Where did you get your upholstery done?
  132. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    You think I should hold out for the original? I'm new to popping, I don't know jack. Less tip means it's not going to work a popper as well right? The trade of being a little more distance.?
  133. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Do you happen to know how this compares to the rod you've got? It's the closest thing I can find they'd available from OTI. TS27102540 TS2 Popping Rod
  134. tbev

    Black Hole 804S or OTI oceanxtreme 25-40

    Common guys, go treat yourself to some new gear and sell me your old stuff. :rolleyes:
  135. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Leaning towards the Goosa SW-A, just because it's the newest version of everything I've been looking at.
  136. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Thanks guys, if anyone has an 804s or OTI 20-50 they want to part with let me know. I'm gonna have to go put my hands on the Saltist and the Goosa, they all seem pretty close, slammer included, spec wise.
  137. tbev

    Black Hole 804S or OTI oceanxtreme 25-40

    Looking for either of these two spinning rods. thanks Tom
  138. tbev

    Trailer Bunk Carpet

    Use stainless staples, you can get them at lowes/HD, and 3m 77 spray glue. I also use indoor/outdoor gray carpet from lowes/HD. Has been perfect for years, staples will cost more than the carpet.
  139. tbev

    Mercruiser drive fuild leak

    This is what the hose from the lube monitor bottle pushes onto at the transom assembly. It's probably got a ziptie or plastic clamping ring around the hose going into the barb...the Grey part, if you can reach, you can squeeze, it will pop out of the transom assembly. If you have the square...
  140. tbev

    Rigging for my new folding tower conversion?

    Super bitchen tower!
  141. tbev

    I need Transom/engine advice

    Shoot me a pm with your email and we can chat, I just did what you need to on a 1970 Skipjack Flybridge 24, it turned out great but there's a lot to it. He's my before and after.
  142. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    After another year of working on the boat I got it finished just in time for one of the last weeks of the year. Made it half way to Silverwood lake for a shakedown run and some old blind lady ran a stop sign and drove right into me.. Trailer is hammered. I'm working on a group buy on new...
  143. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    Under $500 is fine, if I can get away cheaper I'd be happy too. That saltiga bay looks really nice but I don't want to spend that much. What you like about the saltist is that over the slammer? I've heard a few people now talking about OTI but I've never picked one up, sounds great. Is there...
  144. tbev

    30# Spinning Options

    I'm looking for options on a 30# spinning setup. I'm leaning towards a slammer 3 4500, but I don't know what rod to pair it with. I'm leaning towards a popping rod, I want to use it for island \ patty fishing nothing big, poppers mostly maybe snipers and stickbaits too. 7-8ft.
  145. tbev

    Bait tank fiberglass 55 gal Pacific Edge

    How long did you typically keep chovies, sardines alive? How about macs? I'm in the market but I dunno what to expect really. I've only used a bait bag off the transom and it sucked.
  146. tbev

    Delete tyhudueu3uuhis thread please

    I'm not set non one particular manufacturer, there are lots of trailer builders doing similar trailers for similar prices I'm trying to find the best deal on the best trailers. All of these aluminum I beam trailers are very similar, they are all made from similar components and primarily bolted...
  147. tbev

    Delete tyhudueu3uuhis thread please

    Looking good so far..
  148. tbev

    Delete tyhudueu3uuhis thread please

    I'm considering buying a small number of new aluminum I-beam boat trailers from out of state. I need a trailer for my old skipjack (24 Flybridge) and I can get the following trailer delivered for about $7K-7500. I'm thinking that I can get a better price on quantity and save a lot on shipping as...
  149. tbev

    Delete dbdbxhhdbsj

    Looking for something in good shape.
  150. tbev

    omc stringer 800 electric shift

    I've got a prop, just had a new hub installed and an outdrive, I've recently gone thru the outdrive and done a new impeller. Let me know if you still need anything.
  151. tbev

    used custom Seeker rail rod with Winthrop adjustable bend butt $595/each

    Dope stick! Awesome seller, buy with confidence!
  152. tbev

    Accurate Boss Extreme 500 2speed

    How's it cast 60-80g jigs?
  153. tbev

    Accurate Boss Extreme 500 2speed

    Could you say how this reel compares to a valiant 500?
  154. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Motor is in, and final alignment is done!
  155. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Hoping to get on the water before the bluefin get out of range.. I got the transom and stringers finished up and ready for the bravo but built the stringers up about an inch too high so I had to cut them out and seat the mounts down a bit.
  156. tbev

    or trade LEFTY Accurate reels

    Red/silver it's in really nice shape, I just bought it from original owner who probably only used it a could times, from the classifieds here and I haven't fished it yet, it's loaded w 50# braid. I bought it to sling jigs to bluefin on the top water, but I I've never casted a conventional, but I...
  157. tbev

    or trade LEFTY Accurate reels

    You don't want to trade for a nice valiant 400 2speed righty do ya?
  158. tbev

    Fraser gyro binoculars

    Good deal, I couldn't get them from Fraser, eye shield are $100 as well, glws!
  159. tbev

    Any insight on bent and tested NEW Graftech rail rods?

    I heard great things about them and I bought the 4X. Rick was great to deal with, answered all my stupid rookie questions and the rod looks great. I haven't gotten to actually pull on it yet tho ..
  160. tbev

    Conventional Casting Help Please.

    They way you lay the line back on the reel is absolutely crucial as well. If you are not laying the line tight on the spool it will not come off nicely and will birdsnest. If you have a jig in the water and your reeling it in the line will have tension on it. If your practicing on the grass or...
  161. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Jesus, don't tease. .
  162. tbev

    BV2-400 Pairing

    Thanks guys, I think I'm going to go with the RCE Monster 800. Trying to find some time to sneak out and go pull on one.
  163. tbev

    BV2-400 Pairing

    How do you fish it, I'm thinking rce mega or monster., 8ft. I want to cast jigs to foamers, I'm leaning towards the monster myself.
  164. tbev

    Which crimps are you useing?

    Not necessarily. you have to burn a couple to get it set up right. All the real swagger tools or crimpers have adjustments. I have mostly seen people and tackle that comes rigged Flouro and mono using aluminum double long crimps. I'm still trying to figure out what a "proper " crimp should look...
  165. tbev

    Bluefin teeth vs leader

    Is that the way to go? I'm planning on landing a few of those myself. I gave a mako jaw to a friend of mine who has an ant box for antlers etc and it killed all his ants. bummer. .
  166. tbev

    BV2-400 Pairing

    What are you guys running your 400's on? Looking to throw small, 60-100g, jigs with it, 50lb braid to a long topshot. I was thinking 100yds of mono, or would you go with flouro? It's my first little Accurate.
  167. tbev

    Accurate valiant reel for sale SOLD

    What rod do you like it with? I want to use it to fling small jigs to bluefin.
  168. tbev

    UC's newest Jig Stick

    wellll.........????
  169. tbev

    Best Accurate for 40-60lbs Use

    How do the different models compare casting wise? I'm looking for the same thing, I want to fling smaller snipers to bf up to hundred pounds.
  170. tbev

    Site has turned into a chore...

    That's to say the least, I used to read a lot more threads, now I only click on a thread of its exactly what I'm looking for because when I use the back button it's gotta load a lot longer and it's going to jump me around. What a bummer, sucks. I already have BOATUS, stop showing me the add...
  171. tbev

    Schoolie 20-80lb popper setup....local SD waters

    That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Small gear with tons of drag, that what all the cool kids are doing nowadays right.
  172. tbev

    15' fiberglass outriggers

    Wow, those are in really nice shape! Wish mine looked that good, mine are 50 years old and still working perfectly. GLWS
  173. tbev

    Schoolie 20-80lb popper setup....local SD waters

    That saltiga and the slammer are two pretty different animals aren't they? Are the slammers that good? close?
  174. tbev

    Schoolie 20-80lb popper setup....local SD waters

    Thank you for your reply. What I'm really after is something that will fling the small lures when bluefin are keyed in on microbait. Nomad, Madscad, Coltsnipers I feel like are right for that situation, but I feel exactly like your tagline, "enthusiastic idiot rookie" could not have described...
  175. tbev

    please deletefwefe fqewfqerwfgqerg

    Looking for a good deal on a 400 or 500. Not new or mint, I've never owned one, I want to try one out if I can can swing it. thanks
  176. tbev

    Free hardtop mold!

    I hope so! I would be interested in hunting this down after the current use is finished. Looks like a ton of skill in that mold.
  177. tbev

    Schoolie 20-80lb popper setup....local SD waters

    Are you running 40# on that 5000? I have a mak 20k, for bigger bluefin but I'm looking for a lighter spinner as well, S3 is sounding better and better everyday. How big of a bluefin do you think that 5k will handle?
  178. tbev

    New Hard Top Mount Rod Rack

    Really nice work.
  179. tbev

    FREE!!! 1980 Skipjack 25 Interior Cabinets.

    Sweet, I'll take a couple pics of what I did tomorrow, it worked out pretty well, I've got tackle storage, I'm using a file box with plastic files init, works awesome and just some slots for other boxes and a head across from it, under the flip up counter.
  180. tbev

    FREE!!! 1980 Skipjack 25 Interior Cabinets.

    Can you post a pic of what the boat looks like with out that in there? I built a tackle storage cabinet on the other side and I'm considering ripping that thing out too. Also interested in pics when your done obviously, bad ass !
  181. tbev

    Rigged Flyers and kites

    how do you like that breezers yummy?
  182. tbev

    Accurate ATD Platinum 50W

    Goddammit if someone doesn't grab this soon I'm gonna..
  183. tbev

    78 Skipjack Part

    Super bad ass.!
  184. tbev

    deletewowndndv poenfvp

    Still looking
  185. tbev

    deletewowndndv poenfvp

    Thanks, I appreciate it, I'm gonna hold out for a 6th gen.
  186. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Awesome! Guessing the water line has me a bit shaky, looks like you nailed it! Transom looks fantastic!
  187. tbev

    deletewowndndv poenfvp

    Thank you anyway, I really want two speed.
  188. tbev

    (2) Like New Okuma Makaira 50II-SEa

    I'll buy the other one
  189. tbev

    deletewowndndv poenfvp

    Preferably black or silver mak or silver visx. Thanks
  190. tbev

    Delete hgfffg

    Looking for a 6463XXXXH preferably with a long bent butt or OSP4X. Thanks
  191. tbev

    Sureflo 5.7 Smart Sensor Pump,

    Ive been watching it since day one hoping you'd decide to ship it. I've also been stalking your inverter, it's just a little too small for me. I'm sure if you ship you'll sell both in a day. Glws
  192. tbev

    What bean bag?

    I was leaning towards a wedge, thinking it would support my head better ( I've got a bad neck). Do the teardrops support your head ?
  193. tbev

    What bean bag?

    Any new developments or deals in the world of boat bean bags? I'm gonna order one for my dad.
  194. tbev

    Mak 50 SEa

    I've been thinking about buying it all day. .
  195. tbev

    Offshore Personal Best Bluefin

    Awesome, congrats!!
  196. tbev

    Airmar Transducer b175hw

    talk to Gil, [email protected] Best prices around and great to do business with.
  197. tbev

    Skipjack cooler/ice box

    I love that FB fishbones, must be nice having that closed in cockpit. Super dope idea with the two ice chests instead of the ladder.. FYI an Omaha Steaks Styrofoam cooler fits perfectly inside the skippy chest and keeps flyers frozen for days.
  198. tbev

    Outdrive Alpha 1 Gen 2 1.47 v8 outdrive

    I have a nice 1.62 it's from a 1995 26ft V8
  199. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Me too! I bet he's out on the water right now!
  200. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Thanks Shadow, that's exactly the type of thing I'm trying to anticipate. So the P9 compass comes with a T and a 15ft cable but the BT remote base does not.
  201. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Yeah, but I need a couple cables and random things, adding to existing system.
  202. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Yup, the only thing the Wr10 BT remote connects to is the nmea and of course the cnuts didn't include a cable or a T.
  203. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Nac2 to a priority valve, nac2 connects to nmea backbone and controlled by mfd, that sounds good to you yeah? I'm not using a separate ap control just the mfd and ap BT remote... I wonder if that fuxkn thing needs to be connected to nmea as well...?
  204. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Thanks bud!
  205. tbev

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    If someone smarter than me could give me a confirmation that my plan works or tell me if I'm missing anything I'd appreciate it. Fancy diagram of my layout attached. I have a four T connector and one additional T on one end with a terminator cap on the end and a 12ft drop cable going to the...
  206. tbev

    TI Total scan transducer

    texted. thanks.
  207. tbev

    TI Total scan transducer

    I have a totalscan ducer,it came with my elite-ti. It's been on two boat rides but I had to do some transom glass work so it's been in my garage since last season. It's in perfect shape and I have a cnc'd aluminum mounting plate to go with it. Send me a PM I'll send you pics if you want..
  208. tbev

    Poppers!

    nice stash, glws.
  209. tbev

    Fraser Optics Options

    Thanks bro, I was hoping someone would say that, and I'm hoping I'm not missing anything. I guess I'm gonna pull the trigger on the S250 with the eye piece. Do you use any filters? Polarized or otherwise? Where is the best place to get them from? thanks again!
  210. tbev

    delete sndvonpdofnqwq

    Where's the best place to buy a new one? Anyone have a nice used one for sale?
  211. tbev

    Fraser Optics Options

    Nobody knows the difference between he new frasiers and the m25's huh?
  212. tbev

    Fraser Optics Options

    I'm looking to buy a pair of fraser's but I'm not sure what the best option is for spotting bluefin. It seems to me that the s250's are the newer model but I can't tell if they are better than the 25's and what exactly is different about them. I would also love to hear if anyone is using the...
  213. tbev

    Airmar B175HW Transducer- necessary to install in cool area AWAY FROM INBOARD ENGINE?

    I'll send you a pic of mine, I have it installed in my 24 FB, it's only about a foot away from my inboard 350. I called Airmar and they said it was fine.
  214. tbev

    Simrad NSS Evo3 & Radar

    Sign me up, thanks.
  215. tbev

    ‘81 skipjack 24 flybridge fuel tank replacement

    Very nicely done, looks great!
  216. tbev

    Gelcoat Restoration Question

    Hows that ceramic coating working out ?
  217. tbev

    Outboard Mount (Garelick MFG)

    Yeah I've got it still. Sorry for the late reply.
  218. tbev

    1970 Skipjack FB, OMC to Bravo Conversion & Restoration

    Yup, did that last year, finally got everything running and found out a seam split as we were backing down the ramp at Dana, 100ga of gas in the bilge. I have pics of that project as well if anyone wants to see them they are in that shared file, link in first post.
  219. tbev

    1970 Skipjack FB, OMC to Bravo Conversion & Restoration

    Used thin strips of wood, hot glue'd together to make a stencil of the outline of the hole in the transom, cut out two pieces of marine plywood, glue'd them together, used screws to pull them tight together. Make sure to use screws that are long enough to come thru the backside. Now both sides...
  220. tbev

    1970 Skipjack FB, OMC to Bravo Conversion & Restoration

    Here's a couple pics
  221. tbev

    1970 Skipjack FB, OMC to Bravo Conversion & Restoration

    PREFACE: I've owned this boat for 25 years, it sat for ten because it needed a re-power, two years ago I dropped a crate 350 into her. I knew the old Electric shift outdrive wouldn't handle the power of the new motor (300hp) so we just took it really easy, never went over ten knots\hour. I went...
  222. tbev

    Trailer Coupler/Surge Brake Actuator

    Great deal, seller was very helpful!
  223. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    How high is that on the trailer? Looks awesome!
  224. tbev

    Outboard Mount (Garelick MFG)

    Mount for small outboard, used to hold the dinghy motor. $100.00 OBO
  225. tbev

    electronic shift and throttle control

    I will have the electronic shift\throttle control available from my 1970 skipjack 24. I'm changing out outdrive, steering etc, pm me if that's what your looking for.
  226. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    @Seagina that is a pretty sweet setup, I love it!
  227. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Awesome Progress! I have been doing some similar things to my 24FB, I added those same Nav lights, I love them in LED , way nicer than the originals. I need a cover, interested in how you like that one, how it fits (especially over the visor) I was pretty much planning on having to remove the...
  228. tbev

    Quick Cheap Dual USB Charger install

    Couldn't agree with you more, I hope it last longer.
  229. tbev

    Quick Cheap Dual USB Charger install

    I bought the one with a cigar, voltmeter in the middle and two usb's on the right and the POS rusted out in 6 months, installed in the cabin. I also installed all of them separately up on the dash of my Skipjack and they lasted one trip. They did get wet, while they were "sealed" up with the...
  230. tbev

    Trailer Coupler/Surge Brake Actuator

    That's bad ass! I just tore mine apart and I only need a MC so I'm not going to need your actuator. Thank you anyways, good luck with the sale. Buy with confidence, thank you for the details and communication.
  231. tbev

    Bearing Buddy Stainless or Chrome?

    I just opened mine up and they are stainless. I was worried that the plastic or plastic diaphragm \ cup inside may give it up after a while but it looks like the Chrome versions may have a plastic diaphragm \ cup and the Stainless version has a Stainless cup inside. I've had these on the trailer...
  232. tbev

    Bearing Buddy Stainless or Chrome?

    Bearing Buddy has two versions, Stainless Steel or Chrome (Chrome Plated Steel probably) Does everyone use the Stainless version for ocean boat trailers, or do the Chrome versions hold up? The Stainless version is twice as much that's why I'm wondering if I can get away with it, especially...
  233. tbev

    Trailer Coupler/Surge Brake Actuator

    I want the actuator and maybe the hubs, PM sent.
  234. tbev

    Instrument Switch Recommendations

    I've seen their panels they look great. I made my own panels tho, I'm really only looking for switches. Preferable a switch that will fit in a 3/4in. hole but that's not a deal breaker, I just want a little cheaper switch that will handle getting wet.
  235. tbev

    Instrument Switch Recommendations

    Thanks for letting me know about the Hellas. I like the idea of a dimmer but then I'd have to find a waterproof dimmer switch, ugh. I built a switch panel and put it Ina box on the deck for wash down hose, squid light ect but I didn't seal it good and it went to siht after 1 season too, I'm...
  236. tbev

    Instrument Switch Recommendations

    I'm looking to replace all the rocker switches in my dash. I recently replaced them with round black rockers that have blue LED's, they are starting to go out after one season, even tho they are "waterproof", they were about $5.00 each. Can anyone recommend a good switch? I am currently leaning...
  237. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Anyone seen a handrail that fits around the front visor, splash guard? I'm looking to buy or make one up (without welding it myself) I want to protect the flimsy visor fro people grabbing it, but I also want to be able to tarp the boat without breaking it . Thoughts?
  238. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    I would have charged more to make that for sure. It looks fantastic, can't wait to see more.
  239. tbev

    Dash ideas?

    This is how I redid my old skipjack. 3/16in aluminum plate, powder coated. I used cheap waterproof switches, they were like $5/ea, already lost one, now I'm going to replace them with switches with an actual ip rating, trying to find some for less than $25/ea. Don't skimp on switches, I also...
  240. tbev

    Any insight on bent and tested NEW Graftech rail rods?

    I replied to another post as well but I figured I'd leave my .02 here as well. I spoke to rick, he answered all my questions very quickly . I am looking for a heavy rof with a light tip to chase jumbo bluefin, straight 150lb spectra to a 5ft 400lb mono leader to a flying fish or yummy. Rick...
  241. tbev

    Graftech offshore?

    I'm not going to hanging anything on this rod until next season but I plan on skipping a yummy w it pretty early this upcoming season. I'll share everything I can about it when I do.
  242. tbev

    Graftech offshore?

    I picked up the 5X rail rod yesterday, it looks great. I spoke to Rick prior to buying it, he answered all my emails right away, couldn't be happier. I brought my harness and penn 50 into turners and put a nice bend on it. With 35lbs of drag it has plenty of backbone, that's about all the drag I...
  243. tbev

    ‘81 skipjack 24 flybridge fuel tank replacement

    I know this sucks to hear but you should consider replacing the tank anyway . I wish I would have, I replaced his etc and my tank split open on the trailer ride to the ramp.
  244. tbev

    Skipjack Ladder

    I replaced the rungs on my ladder with Powder Coated Aluminum rungs so I have the factory teak rungs left over. They are from my 1970 Skipjack Flybridge 24. You pay shipping and I'll send them.
  245. tbev

    Graftech offshore?

    What rod would you pair w penn 50 150# braid? It's goi g to be my kite rod, straight braid to 5ft of 400lb mono to the yummy. So far I've seen a few people say to go with the 5X unlimited, I think there are 5 x's in there, but I'm concerned that the tip isn't soft enough. Thoughs?
  246. tbev

    Phenix Rail Rods

    Thanks for the honest answer, jumbos on the kite is exactly what I'm after. GLWS!
  247. tbev

    Phenix Rail Rods

    How is the tip on the 760? I'm looking for something with a lot of backbone but a softer tip for running straight braid. Thanks
  248. tbev

    Vessel assist?

    So it's not every day I get to be the most educated on a given subject but when it comes to vessel assist I am the guy who knows. I have been a BoatUS member for a while, the last couple years I have been rebuilding my old skipjack and have unfortunately been towed three times. I was towed back...
  249. tbev

    ‘81 skipjack 24 flybridge fuel tank replacement

    Great ideas, the bulkhead and the breather are musts for sure!
  250. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    That's a sweet 28! I just bought a new outdrive! Stoked! Not looking forward to glassing up the stern and installing but I can't wait to ditch the electric shift AND finally get power steering. Equally stoked to be able to run autopilot. Anyone have any pointers on AP units, specs, installation?
  251. tbev

    ‘81 skipjack 24 flybridge fuel tank replacement

    You got a great deal. I did mine myself and I would have gladly paid that. I was just in a hurry and did the whole job in two days so I could get back out on the water, that made it worse. MAKE SURE you replace all the lines, filler and vent, all the way. I spliced new filler hose into the old...
  252. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Thanks so much for the pics, that's pretty much exactly how I invisioned it. I just cut a hole in the step that if just outside of the cabin, I'm putting an access port in, so I can suck it out with a vacuum. I had gas stick in there forever it was s driving me crazy. I also 5200'd the good in...
  253. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Thanks bud! I'm about there, I have previously cut the deck up to replace the tank, and I still have that open so I'm replacing all the hose, filter and vent, like I should have. I had to cut about an inch of the top of that side panel, it will be easier to get back in now. It just happened to...
  254. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    The holes in the cabin drain to that pocket fwd of the tank that holds water. That pocket is what needs to be drained, it was apparently so full it was backing up into the cabin while under way. Need to figure out a way to drain that pocket.
  255. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Right now I have the bow lifted (with the forklift) at a rediculous angle to help drain but I still can't get that pocket fwd of the fuel tank to drain.
  256. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Sweet! Thanks for the tip! I think I have blocked pulling that panel as an option for anything in my brain, of course I just pulled the old ladder and made new rungs, could have done this while it was out. At least the helium tank mounts are out of the way. So onto the next problem, I have...
  257. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Its not the worst job I've had to do, but it's tight there..
  258. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Thanks Hugh, I forgot to mention, I already have the hard part done really. I just had to replace the tank. I couldn't get the old tank out so I cut the top off and built an 80ga tank that fits inside the original. I replaced the filler hose and vent hose from the tank out about as far as I...
  259. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Anyone replaced their fuel filler tube \ tank vent hose? My vent hose is leaking, trying to figure out how to replace it.
  260. tbev

    Preferred/ Recommended Fillet Knives?

    Sandvik is a partner of morakniv, I'm a machinist, I know they make some of the highest quality cutters and tooling you can buy.
  261. tbev

    Nomad DTX 200’s

    I like the factory hooks, it pisses me off that they rust tho. That minnow is a beast, I absolutely could not reel it in at speed, had to stop the boat.
  262. tbev

    Gear advice

    I would say your best bet is to decide what you want to target first. You can spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out the best of whatever but if it's not the best for what your targeting you may end up with a lot of gear you wish you didn't own. I'd decide what your targeting and how...
  263. tbev

    Dana Landing Launch Ramp

    I appreciate it, I haven't been out his season yet. Last time I was there it was starting to get pretty squirely.
  264. tbev

    Dana Landing Launch Ramp

    Don't start with your white zone shit again Betty!
  265. tbev

    Dana Landing Launch Ramp

    Does anyone know what the current parking situation is like? I'm hoping to launch early saturday morning. thanks
  266. tbev

    DANA POINT BOAT RAMP WARNING!!!!!

    Does anyone know what the current parking situation is like? I'm hoping to launch early saturday morning. thanks
  267. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Is there anyone left running an old (1970 or so) OMC electric shift outdrive? I'm about the replace the second broken shift spring and looking for the reason I'm breaking them. I dropped a no frills 350 crate engine in her and have put about 100 almost all trolling miles on since then. I think...
  268. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Beautiful! I was thinking about buckets but I'm going to cut my seat down instead, so it is only about 1\3 to 3\4 as long so there is a opening to walk thru in front of the ladder. I'm reupholstering any way, that's my plan. I've only seen it a couple times but I think I like it.
  269. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    looks AMAZING!
  270. tbev

    Fuel Questions

    I'm happy to hear you like the flow sensor, I've been debating adding one to my old skipjack\Evo3, I think I'm going to do it but I'm not sure about the differences between the flow and level sensors. Your talking about a flow sensor not a fuel level sensor corect? I'm not sure what the...
  271. tbev

    Bait Bag Plumbing

    It's a sureflo I'm pretty sure but thanks for the heads up, I'll see if I do have any of those running around in my boat anywhere. I'm gonna forget about the drain in the bottom for now, I'll quit being lazy and just siphon it out when I'm done. I don't want to chance it ripping.
  272. tbev

    Bait Bag Plumbing

    Thanks guys, I'll post some pics when I get it done. Does anyone know where I can get a drain that I can attach y cuttin a hole in the bag on the bottom, it's gonna be a thru bag fitting I guess. I am kinda scared to cut a hole in the bag but I guess that's how it's done. I need one of those for...
  273. tbev

    Bait Bag Plumbing

    I've got a 30 gallon bait bag that hangs over the stern. I like it because I have a very limited amount of deck space on my 24ft Skipjack. I've already got a pump, I think it's 1000gph, I'll be timing it to see how long it takes to fill, hopefully 5-7 minutes, that's what I've read so far. The...
  274. tbev

    TIP - I'm confused...Do I need one to fish outside of the 12 mile limit.

    I'm sure all the mexican fisherman have their paperwork in order.
  275. tbev

    Offshore Bluefin Fail #2 6/12

    Thanks for taking the time to share, better luck next time.
  276. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    Just ordered the b175hw and nss7 evo3. From everything I can tell, everything I have figured out, that's the best bang for the buck. I'll share some screen shots of I can manage to put the boat over and fish this season. Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it!
  277. tbev

    LOWRANCE Elite-5 Ti w Totalscan Transducer & Mounting Plate

    Can you confirm your PayPal address for me please ? I have a lot of transactions so I gotta find it. Thanks
  278. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    I've heard of people marking fish on it at over 25.
  279. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    Thanks! Any idea where I could get one? Possibly with a warranty, is that too much to ask?
  280. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    I don't think that GO will run a b175hw, just a b75, not 1kw..? Hasn't the NSS Evo2 been out for a few years, shouldn't I be able to pick up one of those for a good price, they will run the 1kw ducer I'm pretty sure. Any experience with the Furuno 1971f? I'm trying to figure out how thee two...
  281. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    Thanks I got that, I'm hunting tuna, that's about it.
  282. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    You definitely thgn the navtronics card is worth it? How is it without it? gotcha
  283. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    As far as the fish finding capabilities and charts compare between the GO and NSS, do you know if the differences are negligible or is the NSS2 much better ? I'm not concerned with radar or networking engine data or another unit but I would like to be able to control the unit from a tablet .
  284. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    Thanks for the recommendations guys, I'm checking them all out right now. I'm sure I'll be back with some questions. So far it seems to me that the screen resolution (pixels) is lacking a little on the Furuno units, but I'm more concerned with the capabilities of the unit as a fishfinder \...
  285. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    I've got all the room in the world, I would love to be able to remove it if I leave my boat at the ramp but I don't want to let that limit my options. I'm just looking for the best bang for my buck, the unit that will compliment a b175hw the best.
  286. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    That's super cool!
  287. tbev

    B175HW and... what head unit?

    I'm set on the ducer, I hear it's a beast, but I'm not sure about the head unit yet. I'm not looking to spend a ton, like to stay around a thousand - fourteen hundred on the head unit and the options I'm considering are Furuno GP1971F and a Garmin GPSMAP 942XS. I'm fishing for bluefin in my...
  288. tbev

    Furuno display and airmar ducer

    Isn't that ducer a chirp unit?
  289. tbev

    LOWRANCE Elite-5 Ti w Totalscan Transducer & Mounting Plate

    LOWRANCE Elite-5 Ti w Totalscan Transducer & Mounting Plate Unit was installed for one weekend. My dad wants a different brand, one he's used to operating. I'm not saying it's difficult to use he's just an old timer. I paid almost six hundred asking $465.00 [email protected]
  290. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    That is a super bitchen video! I agree that handing off to give someone a new experience is just as cool. I have only landed 200 plus makos, I'm still drooling over a cow
  291. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick up an HX 3 Speed, I think it's going to be as good as it gets a far as the combination of drag and casting ability. I'm also looking at that Valiant 800 but it gives up over ten pounds of drag, that's the reason I'm going with the HX Raptor. Now to...
  292. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    Aren't there any Avet guys out here? What about an HX 5/3 MC Raptor? Don't those things cast really well? Does anyone know how they cast compared to a Talica 16 or 20?
  293. tbev

    REVIEW COMPARE AVET REELS HX 2-speed HXW 3-speed RAPTOR Gear Shift Button Stick Out Line Capacity

    How's it cast? I'm dying trying to figure out a reel with a lot of drag, and enough capacity that will cast.
  294. tbev

    Popping for bluefin tuna.

    I just realized this was a pretty old thread, thanks Amadeus. I'm considering a spinning setup for 200+ bluefin. I spoke to someone local yesterday that runs the saratoga 20k, he said he has been running it for a couple years and it would probably be fine for five on a private boat, someone like...
  295. tbev

    Popping for bluefin tuna.

    Back on topic? Anyone have experience with the Slammer 3 or anything cheaper than the Stella\Saltiga ?
  296. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    I added a hundred yards or so of 100 mono that's in good shape to the 16 and spent an hour or so casting. It was way better right off the bat, the old mono was the biggest problem. I can cast about 30 yards fairly consistently, but it still get a bit of backlash about 50% of the time and 80% of...
  297. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    Thanks, I'll try that
  298. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    This is the 50lb mono I'm using, it's been on a spool unoppened for years under the sink in my boat.
  299. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    Tonight's entertainment. . So I got the VISX 16 and I grabbed the rod that felt the best to me at Bass Pro today, its a Phoenix 7ft3in HAX 720 X2H. It feels strong, able to handle a cow possibly, not super stiff. I don't know siht about rods, I planned on learning about rods after I figured...
  300. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    I don't have quite enough room up front to carry off the bow, I've been thinking of that a lot I'd be perfect but I think I might get pulled overboard There's a guy on YouTube that drops his baits with a drone from the beach fit big tigers and bull sharks, beats paddling out for sure.
  301. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    That's the exact situation I'm trying to setup for. I've run across that a few times last year while trolling between Dana and Avalon for Mako and I decided I needed a new setup to toss some surface baits into the foam. I am pretty sure I'm set on the VISX16, I bought one a few days ago, the...
  302. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    I'm about an hour and a half north east of Dana Point, but that's usually where I launch out of Skipjack 24 Flybridge. I've almost finished completely refinishing the boat, I am getting it reliable and capable of getting to San Clemente Island and I plan on making some 5 days trips south...
  303. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    Im not against a spinner, but I'd like to stay with a conventional if I can. How about something a little bigger, like a 20visx, mak16sea, talica 20? Does anyone know how much better each of those cast as compared to their larger counterparts Mak16 vs. Mak20 Talica 20 vs 25 visx16 vs. Visx 20
  304. tbev

    Foamer Rig Options

    I'm looking to put together a rig that's specifically for chasing "run and gun" / chasing down foamers in my own boat. I prefer to fight standing up with a harness I really like the Macforce 2 harness, admittedly it's my first harness but I do really like it I've only used simple belts in the...
  305. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Looks great !
  306. tbev

    1970 Skipjack Open

    Looks great ! I just finished up the same, well,similar, mission. A huge rainbow aching across the bottom of the ramp at Dana was how I found out about the split seam in my 1970 Flybridge. I'll share some pics with you tomorrow I gotta go to bed, early dive tomorrow to drop my prop off for a new...
  307. tbev

    Split Ring Pliers sizes, etc (Texas Tackle)

    The blues work great on these 400lb rings, but barely can get them to work on 300lb'ers , I'm ordering the greens for 200 to 300 lb rings, I hope they cover that whole range.
  308. tbev

    Dana Pt Festival of parking

    I guess they have been making enough off their $0.25/min hoses to let people slide on the ramp fees for a little while haha.
  309. tbev

    DIY knot Pulling dowels.

    I use X wrap on my gaffs \ poons, the 1.5in (42 mm I think something close to that) and it's pretty thick and handles abrasion very well, feels great on hands, especially wet. I could imagine using Delrin which is a pretty hard plastic material. Delrin with X wrap would be great or at least as...
  310. tbev

    Best Mackeral Sabiki

    Thanks guys!
  311. tbev

    Best Mackeral Sabiki

    Awesome, thanks guys.! I almost bought a few for $7 a pop but I found them on sale at BPS today for $0.88 Appreciate the help!
  312. tbev

    Best Mackeral Sabiki

    What size sabikis are you guys using. Obviously I'd like to catch the biggest macks I can but I dunno what's too big. I'm looking at Hayabusa Sabikis unless anyone recommends something better, I'm going to get a mix of colors and skin combos, I'll report back what works for me, but I dunno what...
  313. tbev

    Split Ring Pliers sizes, etc (Texas Tackle)

    How do those blue TT's work on 400lb test rings, they are about a half inch OD and hard as hell. I love these "Dr. Fish" Chinese rings but I'm gonna stab myself in the hand and rip my thumbnail off if I try to open them. (These are 4.5in squid and a 3/8 sinker for ref)
  314. tbev

    50lb Drag Mako Reel

    Not looking anymore please delete thread.
  315. tbev

    Simrad GO7 XSE Settings

    How happy are you guys with the totalscan ducer? How deep are you keeping a lock on the bottom? I have my totalscan on a cheaper lowrance unit and I can't get it to work worth a shit. I have adjusted it up and down about 6in, in quarter inch incriments. I know it's not mounted right but I'm...
  316. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    More pics to come. .
  317. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    I bought a crate long block 350 for $1500.00 for mine, best deal I could find. I've got lots of pics coming, been redoing EVERYTHING.
  318. tbev

    50lb Drag Mako Reel

    Looking for a good deal on big trolling reel, something for 500lb+ Mako. Good condition please. Thank you
  319. tbev

    Best sub $1K FF, Lowrance or not?

    Thanks!
  320. tbev

    Best sub $1K FF, Lowrance or not?

    Thanks guys, I went with the Elite Ti, got it with the TotalScan Transducer, paid $500 shipped, landed today. Looks pretty sweet. Anyone running the TotalScan ducer? Im not sure how high to mount it. I haven't had my boat in the water in so long and i just buffed it all out I dont know where...
  321. tbev

    Best sub $1K FF, Lowrance or not?

    Thanks, I'm checking them out now, really appreciate it!
  322. tbev

    Best sub $1K FF, Lowrance or not?

    I only make it offshore a few times a year, usually out of Dana Point. My main focus is on Mako and Thrashers but I'd like to have something useful for game fish as well, Ill be between Dana and San Clemente Island. I'm looking to spend around $500.00 on electronics for my old Skipjack. I just...
  323. tbev

    Mako Fishing Electronics - Fish Finder Etc.

    Anyone subscribe to any of the fishing reports pay sites that track weather, tides, everything else? FishTrack, is the one I'm thinking about, I'm thinking that leaning on that tech over an actual fish finder wold be better, no idea?
  324. tbev

    Got Mako

    Got Mako
  325. tbev

    Mako Fishing Electronics - Fish Finder Etc.

    I'm rebuilding my old Skipjack and I'm about finished and I'm looking to replace my old Hummingbird. I don't really know what to expect to get from a fish finder or any electronics in regards to trolling for Mako, that's primarily what I want to do. Anyone with some experience with electronics...
  326. tbev

    Best place to sell Clear Newell 220?

    Shit, I should mill up some clear parts for reels. That's what's cool about it? it's clear? I could whip some up for any reel just about.
  327. tbev

    Bait O Matic ? Thresher ?

    I also run them, for thrashers, with a mackerel on a downrigger , set hard, hard so it sets the hook in the tail.
  328. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Anyone know if pulling the gas tank out of a 24 footer is doable without cutting the floor out?
  329. tbev

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    WOW, She looks gorgeous!