I used to launch this from the bay or LJ Shores Kayak launch and spearfish the local kelp beds and reefs. I bought a skiff and thought I would use this for baja trips, been collecting dust for a few years.
See ad...great little set up- $800
Is there a way to grease or lubricate the steering wheel?
Feels really tough to turn. Almost a dry feeling.
I have properly greases the outboard at all zirk fittings. Outboard is only 2 years old.
1990 hobie skiff w/ 60 hp Suzuki
Is there a way to fix or calibrate a fish finders temperature sensor?
I have suspected it was low for a while and was confirmed 2 degrees off over the weekend. I know I could just add 2 degrees but it bugs the piss out of me.
I don't know a lot about props, I have been reading up and youtubing but wouldn't mind some feedback.
I just repowered, dealer asked which prop so I told him something mid range, whatever he thought was best, as I do a lot of different things with my boat. After breaking it in the...
First time boat owner for about 5 years now. I have been trying to learn as I go, me the manual and asking a lot of questions. I try to do the things I can. Learned routine maintenance and some minor repairs.
1990 70hp 2 stroke Yamaha
Here is the problem:
Boat has not been run...
Looking for a Yamaha mechanic, simple outboard servicing.
I have only heard good things about Boating Dynamics (Robbie Gordon) however I have left a phone message and an email message and not received a reply. Hours are not posted on website.
I was recommended to Sunset Marine, I call them...
I own a 15' Hobie skiff, center console, great boat....but wet when there is wind.
No matter what I do I can not keep moisture out from under the console where all of my wiring is.
I rewired the entire boat 2 years ago....the connections to my bus bar are almost entirely rusted together. The...
Short version: 88 miles and not a single paddy.....skip to pic's
Went offshore on Sunday (sorry for late post but boat problems took precedence).
Our goal was to get tuna one way or another. We are both spearos, my buddy has a lot of experience saltwater fishing, I am making the...
Looks like I learned that I most likely tightened my plug too much.
Thanks to those that made suggestions, first time boat owner so I appreciate any and all help.
Without cluttering up my other thread too much...what is your rule of thumb?
I have a 15' Hobie Skiff, it gets wet with wind...
Brass drain plug is completely stuck/frozen.
Looked up some advice on the web and it looks like best solution is to remove entire fixture and install a new one with new plug also.
Seal with 4200?
If anyone could add a couple pieces of advice. I need to add hydraulic fluid to PTT.
1990 2 stroke 70 hp Yamaha
Yes, I have the manual...difficult at times to understand because the pics are never of the same engine, it covers 12 years worth of 2-250hp yamahas.
I have looked on the web and...
This is a cooler / seat combo with reversible back rest. It came off my 15 skiff. Upholstery is in good condition, everything else is in good condition relative to age. There is a bolt or two that could be updated to SS. One of the pivot pieces broke by previous owner, there is a slim wood shim...
Couple questions...suggestions appreciated.
1. Do you guys suggest the marine grade carpet for the bunks or will Home Depot stuff do?
2. Places to buy trailer parts in San Diego? Trying to find somewhere close to home as I know I will probably make multiple trips:D
Thank you & Happy New Year.
I have been slowly turning my boat into a fish killing machine...the final transformation was a larger fuel tank for heading offshore.
OK....Not a true Offshore machine but if you check the wind forecast, pick & choose correctly the boat goes yard....425, 302, 226, 182, 181, 209, 9 mile bank...
Left Mission Bay with a heading towards 209, we were spearing . Ended up pulling about 5-6 miles short of the actual high spot but we found most paddies holding YT 8-15lbs. Dorado were on several paddies.
Buddy missed a shot on a 20lb bull...........I missed a shot on tuna. We found a magic...
Has anyone converted their trailer from bunk / rolller combination to just bunks?
Is there a website for guidance?
What do I need to be aware of or look out for?
The previous owner really screwed up the rollers, long story short, when you drive the boat up onto the trailer if it is...
I have looked on the internet and found a mixed bag of results from old threads.
I am looking to make a couple of 90 degree bends in one inch SS tubing.
How would I do this? Suggestions?
Anyone use a conduit bender?
How would you mount a welded bench seat, or in comparison a leaning post to the deck if you did not have access to underneath? I would prefer not to use an adhesive.
Are there self tapping screws made for fiberglass?
I am re-routing my fuel line for larger tank. The line will come up through the open deck but under seat.
What is the best way to seal / waterproof around the hose and hole to keep water out.
I looked at these but smallest is 2" and my hose is only 3/8"...
New boat owner so cut me a little slack please.
I need to know what is best to caulk / seal on the boat above water.
Example: electronics mounted to console, speakers, etc...
When I first mounted my newer electronics I just used silicone caulk I had in the garage (Home Depot stuff).
My boat (15ft. Hobie Power Skiff) has large scupper holes which is great for fast drainage but it has OLD flaps on the outside that don't stop any water whatsoever.
Looking to upgrade from the raquetballs that currently used:D
Anyone help me out with their experiences.
I am looking to make some modifications to my boat. I want to replace the cooler seat with a SS or Aluminum framed rectangular box. I will move my gas tank inside (out from under the console), put a cushioned seat over the top.
Essentially I need a rectangular box to be mounted to the deck...
Hi guys, I would appreciate any help or ideas.
Here is the situation:
I have a basic center console with one marine battery, about a year old now. I just bought the boat last December.
1. Nav. lights
5. 12V utility
I rewired the boat to put all...
OK probably a stupid question but I am new to the electrical game and actually successfully rewired my entire boat. I just installed the Blue Seas waterproof 6 switch fuse panel. It has backlights for each switch, red is off and green is switched on.
My question: Won't the power used by the...
Any help on how or where to get a plexiglass windshield would be much appreciated. I can see the console had one at one time because of the holes, unfortunately it's gone.
Nothing fancy, just something to keep the electronics dry.
Hobie Skiff CC
I recently bought a boat, came with a FF. Yesterday I went diving, after pulling the boat on the trailer I noticed the transducer was gone.
It's a very basic model, Humminbird 200DX, doesn't matter too much for me I only use it for depth. I can't dive 80ft. so I don't shoot fish in 80ft.:D...
I got all of my rode (thanks for the advice). I am now trying to choose between anchors. Here are the spec's:
15'6 Hobie Power Skiff
weight: approx. 850lbs
Where: mostly in and around the kelp beds, sometimes sand, sometimes rock.
Chain: I have about 25' of heavy chain that weighs...
Back with another question, thanks in advance.
I want to install a bow roller on my boat for anchor retrieval. The center of the bow has a cleat and a plug for running lights so I will be mounting it off to the side.
1. to mount the roller will a standard bolt, nut and...
16lbs. of lead....assorted sinkers of weight and size $10 SOLD
Nets $8 and $2 or both for $10:rofl:
Surf Fishing rod holders $5 each ***SOLD***
Ghost Shrimp pump brand new $15 ***SOLD***
Boat/rail rod holders $20 each obo **SOLD***
First boat so forgive all the questions.
Does anyone have suggestions for a place to get anchor rope? Looking for an inexpensive source, 150'-200ft. Not sure on diameter yet, something that won't kill me pulling up. Had no idea rope was this expensive, but then again boats aren't...
Just bought my first real boat, it has a fishfinder but no GPS.
Any recommendations on a handheld GPS that won't break the bank? (less than $200)
1. water resistant
3. one that can be mounted to console but removed
1. About how much would a basic fiberglass console cost...for a 15-17ft. skiff. Not installed just to purchase the console, basic, no frills.
2. Where in SD would I find a pre-made fiberglass console?
thank you in advance
Here are some pic's from a trip to SCI about a week and a half ago. I was fortunate enough to hook up with a nice YT and have a buddy who is as talented with the camera as he is with the speargun along for the ride.
The area was definitely alive, I missed on another fish, and couldn't get a...
Could someone please point me in the right direction for a schedule of tides in the Sea of Cortez? Specifically BOLA and San Francisquito.
Yes I looked at the search function but it still isn't working out for me.
Most of you are aware of the entire Children's Pool BS the city of San Diego is going through. The FOS (Friends of the Seals) are now trying to close down S. Casa beach as well through their intimidation and stalking harassment type behavior.
It's a slippery slope once you start saving beaches...
I don't post a lot but have been on the site for a couple of years. I am a spearfishermen as you can see by my screen name. I am just as outraged and frustrated about the potential closures to our area as anyone. I am born and raised in San Diego and have been fishing and diving...