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  1. Captain Decent

    BD late winter/early spring swap meet

    I’ve always got semi useful stuff to sell. I’d be in.
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    Wurd

    technically you’re actually in the red $100.
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    Plastic Anyone...

    We need to implement a plastic tax!
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    What? I can totally tow that!

    I’m sure that Mercedes SUV has an advertised tow rating of 12000lbs. but I can’t tell what’s going on there other than one hell of a contraption for the surge coupler. Whole thing looks low.
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    You don’t get as much applause when you say “we’re volunteering to process the donated fish for our cost which is $14000” the service was, without a doubt, presented as pro bono. I was not even drinking when I heard that.
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    then don’t worry about it. Consider it money in the bank. meanwhile in a sign of solidarity to you brothers nobody better be signing up for 2020 until all you boys get paid. I know some signed up already not knowing the situation. lack of a public explanation is the problem here. 90% of the...
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    $14000 to process the fish? You gotta know a guy to get a deal like that.
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    well they are making up for it by charging $30/fish to process so...
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    well I won’t be attending this event this year. for the managers, whoever they are, to not address this and hide behind the “well we told you how it worked At the dinner” is really disappointing. Scott, who runs this and why aren’t they explaining the situation? considering the smear campaign...
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    Check for legitimacy? come on. No one is gonna feed those fish buckshot over $1500 grand prize that doesn’t even cover the cost of the weekend for 1 guy. give the fish a once over at the scale.
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    WTB Chainsaw

    Between me and my dad we got around 15 saws all the way up to an 084. The best saw I ever ran was my dads Sachs-Dolmar 5100 speed. Only 51ccs but hits 15000rpm. Not a lot of torque but just melts through trees. I like that thing better than my Stihl 048 or husky 61 as it’s lighter and I don’t...
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    It was a great day, turned bad

    The fact that we havnt heard a public explanation for this long ago is very disappointing. I heard rumor of this a while ago but was hoping the people running it would address it. Especially since most of us know the people running it. so they’re opening up 2021 registration and have neither...
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Hard to believe in this era of liability that boat manufacturers are still so irresponsible with things like compression drain plugs, plastic scuppers at/under/very close to the water line, cheap plastic plumbing below the waterline, fish boxes that drain into the bilge etc.
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    which NRs have sunk other than salt patrol?
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Bias much? Sure they’re insured. With money taken out of my paycheck and loose revenue they got writing tickets for expired flares. i probably paid $500k for that boat, $200k for the electronics and who knows how many hundreds of Ks for the training those guys got and still managed to sink it.
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    No, quite the opposite of that.
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    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    2” snow and the tin boat turns turtle. Pathetic. Seems like publicly funded boats have about 1000% higher likelihood of sinking at the dock. But my kid doesn’t lock up his bicycle unless I tell him either so...
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    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    Wasn’t kingfisher formerly known as harbercraft? To me this boat would be a serviceable boat inshore but embodies what I perceive is the new fad of slamming an “offshore” style pilot house on an inshore hull. If the dealer won’t take you for a ride fuck em. What’s their reason? They expect...
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    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    The dealer or the seller will provide the test drive. Sounds like you have one already picked out? I believe twin bridges marine in la Conner sells kingfishers. If you’re looking to use it for offshore service I would recommend widening your search also.
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    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    Kind of like every excel “upgrade”. Same shit in a different color and in a place it wasn’t before.
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    6 months

    I can anything that’s not fresh anyways.
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    Taps for the 'Ol Merc

    There’s no way that black max is done
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    WTC Flags

    It’s just been sitting around. You can have it. Pm me your address and I’ll send it over. I may have a couple more.
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    WTC Flags

    I know I have at least one laying around you can have
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    Downrigger weight styles

    This question comes up all the time. The sharks and the pancakes are all gimmicks. People always think in terms of aero dynamics but hydrodynamics isn’t as intuitive. The only thing more efficient than the ball is a torpedo shape. ball with a fin. The fin probably creates drag but it helps keep...
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    Washington Park Launch update

    oh no. I always wondered if all seals had one eye out. That thing was everywhere.
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    Vinyl boat wrappers -- need recommendation

    Does anyone know a ballpark cost for a wrap along those lines?
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    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    these are the images that come to mind when I read your posts.
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    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    shut up dude. I was joking. But thanks for proving my point.
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    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    can you try to convince your buddies of that? they keep trying to take my right to defend my property away and decriminalize property crimes.
  31. Captain Decent

    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    I have the same problem. Idle is 5+ knots. I have trolling valves and can get a lot slower but trolling in the diesels isn’t the way to go. The manual warns against prolonged operation with valves engaged and discouraged prolonged idling altogether. steering is very good at troll speeds...
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    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    yes there is an extensive dock system there a lot like WP.
  33. Captain Decent

    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    she’s a beaut. Love that fighting lady yellow too.
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    Tuna Dreams

    hey let’s work on that attitude sport. I think you still don’t get it that people are saying it should be moved to the Washington general page rather than the Washington reports section. It benefits your cause as the general page gets far more traffic, especially in winter. but alas, the...
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    Grady White Gulfstream 232, twin screw F150 Yammies

    What did you do drive it around in reverse to get the hours down?
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    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    Might try willapa. I saw a guy get some a few years ago there.
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    Trailer brakes?

    I’ve never had a boat near that long but you’re not going to get 7 years out of any disc brake caliper I’ve seen. My Kodiaks were holding up pretty well but I had ufp brakes that were in pretty rough shape after 2 years. And I rinse copiously. I found the kodiaks to be the apparent higher...
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    Crabbing In Marina Questions

    I’ve had a tough time catching legal crab in there and I’ve tried several times. It gets worked over pretty hard. Certainly there are a few but you’ll work for them. good way to relax and spend time with the family though. I believe they dump a bunch of crab in the marina every year as part...
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    Fishing Thailand?

    That’s bad thigh gap
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    Washington Park Launch update

    Can they also post launch and retrieve instructions? I was almost attacked by multiple parties when i jumped on the dock to retrieve the tow vehicle.
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    Fishing Thailand?

    it took way longer than expected for The thread to get to this point.
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    Neah Bay Moorage

    I guess I’ll be clogging up the ramp at LP this year. Better hope you get in line before I do. Love la push but if I call in November-December for moorage I’m told they don’t reserve until the first of the year. When I call on the first of the year they tell me it’s been booked since last...
  43. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar

    I am. I’ll get in touch.
  44. Captain Decent

    Document or Register??

    I/O or shaft?
  45. Captain Decent

    Furuno Open Array Radar

    Still available
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    Winter boat projects...

    Here’s the fresh water coolers, oil coolers and intercoolers. Removed for cleaning. Never overheated but I have no idea when this was done last. Yanmar says 5 year intervals. Boat diesel guys say 2 to 3 years. I prefer the yanmar numbers. This is a PIA job but I’m learning a lot. Also with...
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    Document or Register??

    Fuuuuuuck that! let me tell you about it. I am still trying to figure out what exactly documented gets you. Apparently they check for liens. I’m pretty sure there’s other ways to do that. I bought my boat in May. It took almost a month to close while the agent waited for the release. Then I...
  48. Captain Decent

    Gale Warning New Years Day

    I wouldn’t doubt some wind but I have found noaa to be very poor when it comes to PS weather especially. got “caught” in a SCA squidding one night. Rode the 8” wind waves and 6kt winds out on the pontoon.
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    Tuna Dreams

    the power most often abused is hardly any at all. I would run off any one with differing opinions and turn it into a forum for talking about Bertrams. I’m not saying it’s right but I know myself.
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    There’s no way you would ever see me running fuel I knew was contaminated. who knows how the water got in there. Condensation is ruled out by the sheer volume. Even if the cap was left off in a rain storm it doesn’t amount to that much. Had to be from a bad fill up. If they let that much water...
  51. Captain Decent

    Port a Potti

    hey a Danny Gabriel sighting. Welcome back buddy!
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I’ve been there. Low hour motors with high hour fuel with water. Luckily it’s an easy fix. Forget fuel polishing. Just pump that shit out. Flush it again. Replace all filters and fill it up with fresh. I absolutely loathe nice-to-have systems that can sink you. If it lets water in if it fails...
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    Port a Potti

    I need something halfway legit at least to stave off jackass buyers who have wives obsessed with toilets. also thinking of potentially chartering it in a couple years so I will need something better than a bucket. I know there are some that use a bag which would be better than stumbling out the...
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    Fishing Thailand?

    Going to be in SE Asia for a few weeks including a couple in thailand. Is it worth trying to setup an offshore fishing trip? staying in the Phuket area. House is on the beach. Is there anything to be had from the beach? thought about trying one of those catfish ponds. I did a bunch of fishing...
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    Port a Potti

    I am a die hard bucket man. And the bucket shall remain in service. however, I just removed the head, plumbing and holding tank from the Bertram. I am not going to replace that mess. I want the best, lowest maintenance self contained head that I can get. Annoying as it may be 25% of the cabin...
  56. Captain Decent

    Seeking Trim Tab Advice

    no problem with cutting them down. I’ve done it before.
  57. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    I’ve personally never seen bow railing screwed on. It’s always thru bolted and I think the OP said it was already.
  58. Captain Decent

    Yamaha vs Honda

    The question is wether you want 3500 hours or 10000 hours.
  59. Captain Decent

    SS Railing Weld?

    I think the limiting factor is no access to the nuts on the inside.
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    SS Railing Weld?

    You’d have to weld a little at a time and cool the surrounding area and it should be ok.
  61. Captain Decent

    I Need a Small Piece of Teak Trim

    Thanks guys I just found a piece of mystery trim in the boat. Not sure where it was supposed to go but I should be able to make it work.
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    SS Railing Weld?

    Easy job for someone with a suitcase tig. I’d bang it out for you but you’re a few hours out. Shot in the dark but If you happen to be bringing the boat south by chance I have a the same job to do for a boat at a marina in Tacoma and we could work it in.
  63. Captain Decent

    Trailer Valet

    That thing is interesting. Wonder if it could handle a little more than 10k?
  64. Captain Decent

    Sportco/Outdoor Emporium Membership - What's up?

    Damn dude. I know were talking about 2.50 LARGE here but come on. It’s a personal membership not a friends and family package.
  65. Captain Decent

    I Need a Small Piece of Teak Trim

    Anyone have a piece of teak trim laying around. I have a headliner trim that broke. dimensions are 1x1/4. I only need maybe 6” piece.
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    T8 Weld

    varies widely. The one I used was a cheap one about $60 if I recall but if I were to do it again I’d get a higher end one designed for the environment.
  67. Captain Decent

    T8 Weld

    For steering why not rig up an actuator? I had a 9.9 years ago that I hooked a small DC actuator to and steered from a rocker switch. Mine was on a pendant so you could put it anywhere.
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    T8 Weld

    If you can make it down to Covington I’ll bang it out for you FOC.
  69. Captain Decent

    Here's your sign...

    Too bad the sign doesn’t have more lines they could have squeezed in some clam, beaver, twin screws, or wiener puns in there. What a shame, they were on such a role.
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    2 New Pali Bilge Heaters

    I don’t see why not. They’re marketed for marine use but they are rated for 80cu ft each down to -4F. the only reason I am selling is because my engine boxes are raised and not insulated very well. I think they’re intended for below deck applications. My engine boxes have too much ventilation...
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    2 New Pali Bilge Heaters

    I just bought these a month ago. I was going to use them to protect against freezing on my motors. I have had them installed for 1 month but I’m going on a different direction as my engine compartments aren’t really setup properly for these. they’re $200+ new each. Comes with the mounting...
  72. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    what’s the reason for the repower? The Non 300 HDPIs are some of Yamahas best engines. Whereas The F225...
  73. Captain Decent

    Boston Whaler 31L Question

    i don’t disagree, I wouldn’t trade my Bert and yanmars for anything else but I gotta give fair warning to those in the market about what they’re getting into. Over this winter break I have 12 heat exchangers to remove and clean out. 2 timing belts to replace, 2 coolant flushes, 2 oil changes, 2...
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    Boston Whaler 31L Question

    it’s not just the weight of the water. It’s the delam when it freezes. When the skin delaminates from the foam it’s a problem. I installed a kicker bracket on a customers much smaller whaler (18ft range) when I drilled holes in the upper transom to mount it, well above the water line, water...
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    Boston Whaler 31L Question

    I’m just running my mouth here as I’ve never ridden on one but I have checked them out and have these opinions. 1) cored hull. It’s their sales gimmick but check out THT. Seems every week someone is asking how best to remove their waterlogged “closed cell foam”. Also once it has water those...
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    Is there hope?

    When’s the last time anyone caught a YE inside 20 fathoms? there is a big c shaped closure area to preserve these fish that is closed to recreational fisherman, open to tribes and commercial. the rockfish limit for the PS was 10 until it was 0. the biologists doing the research didn’t even...
  77. Captain Decent

    Glass work

    What about robin halbert? He used to be on here. He does glass fab out of Enumclaw
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    Heart attacks and bigger boats

    please send me your sales pitch so I can approach Bertram with the same offer.
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    Be Carefull in Wilipa Bay!

    Razor clams is my guess
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    Heart attacks and bigger boats

    funny just a couple months ago everyone was insisting he get a bigger boat, now that he is pursuing it, they are saying keep the little boat and rent charters. I get the feeling that you are the kind of guy who would rather make your own adventures than pay someone else to. there is some...
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    Heart attacks and bigger boats

    I think the winter boat selling lull is offset by the idea buyers have that they are saving money by shopping in the winter. I’ve sold a lot of boats in the off season. I don’t know what it’s worth. They’re overpriced new as many are and not a popular brand around here but they do have a good...
  82. Captain Decent

    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    Ours definitely would leave the dock. We would be cruising a lot. And keep the 31 for fishing.
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    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    I pay around 400/mth for a slip for my 31 so I was roughly guessing double that for a 50ish. Certainly probably some hidden costs there. I can imagine it being extra for storage, parking, whatever they can bang you out for. One of my motivations is this. We are still living in our first house...
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    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    anyone ever live on a boat? As much as I love boats I have always said I wouldn’t want to live on one. However after catching my wife on multiple occasions looking at larger Bertram’s serious conversation ls have ensued about possibly buying one to live on. not sure if it might get old fast. We...
  85. Captain Decent

    Something wicked this way comes

    That is a great looking engine compartment. That’s a beaut!
  86. Captain Decent

    New ride

    Are you going to have it transported this winter?
  87. Captain Decent

    New ride

    Nice choice, those 282s are a great platform and nice power package. Also Now you can drive around with a sense of entitlement.
  88. Captain Decent

    30-378 ammo

    Isn’t that the saying these day? “No one needs an AR15” I was joking as the 30-378 is a pretty extreme round
  89. Captain Decent

    30-378 ammo

    Nobody needs a .30-.378
  90. Captain Decent

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    is this halibut fishing or fucking clam digging? If tides keep you up at night there’s lots of trout lakes open all year many with bank access.
  91. Captain Decent

    Halibut 2020 Revised

    well they should at least check the “DOTs” fishing index. The big black dot means good fishing.
  92. Captain Decent

    Halibut gear thoughts

    Downriggers is a hell of a lot cheaper if you just going to winch them in.
  93. Captain Decent

    WTB Short 6wt fly rod

    Have you tried asking over on Washington fly fishing.com? that will be a very rare find if it even exists. Probably will need to be custom made. I’ve seen some very short creek rods but they’re like 3wt. A 6wt 5.5 footer would be like casting a broom stick I would think but then again I’ve...
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    Halibut gear thoughts

    Nothing wrong with that setup but I have started to weed the squalls out of my arsenal. I have one lingcod squall 15 or 20 that I like so I started collecting them but it seems the newer ones aren’t as good. I don’t get real technical when I’m yanking pipe (yeah I said it) or dragging bait but...
  95. Captain Decent

    30 ft Boston Whaler Project Boat

    I think the concern is corrosion from the inside. Water trapped between the foam and hull. personally I want no part of a project whaler. Cored boats are a liability unless taken very well care of and that does not appear to be. Cool layout though and maybe this one is a diamond in the rough.
  96. Captain Decent

    More Squid

    I don’t do shit but my wife just made up some squid/bacon cakes. Those are pretty good. Basically squid and bacon mashed together and fried in a crumb batter looked like. also pork stuffed squid. Grind some pork, mix with onions and whatnot, jam it up in the squid mantle and bake. then the...
  97. Captain Decent

    WTB: Used Yamaha F250 Outboard Motor, maybe F225

    I think your search should be limited to f250s 2008 or newer. The exhaust corrosion issue was most prevalent among the f225 but was present in the f250s also until I believe 2007 or thereabouts. “Exhaust corrosion” isn’t a good name for it either. It’s slightly more significant than that...
  98. Captain Decent

    Boats fsbo website

    be Wary of anyone calling you. Usually this means scam in the boating industry.
  99. Captain Decent

    More Squid

    The night started out slow and we could never really get into them at our normal spots off alki but we found good results over on the waterfront near the aquarium. the schools were there but were very reluctant to bite and we lost far more squid than we ever have. But we ended up with a...
  100. Captain Decent

    Boat transport company

    Fuck that guy in gig harbor. Are you talking about pacific transport or blue water yacht transport or some iteration? He’s a POS. I used KTM Transport +1 (231) 557-5243. i found ktm on truck a boat USA. Because of the way these guys schedule transport from place to place I think it’s tough to...
  101. Captain Decent

    Low Temperature aluminum welding rods

    Harbor freight low temp aluminum welding rod? Don’t know but certainly doesnt sounds promising. What’s the alloy? I’d be concerned about fatigue failure characteristics as well as corrosion. Got specifics on the product you’re using or a pic of the welds? However I’ve heard people rave about...
  102. Captain Decent

    Trailer Swap

    You’re just looking to put the bunks from one and put them on the opposite trailer?
  103. Captain Decent

    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    colossal mainly
  104. Captain Decent

    16' Glasply Tiller re-post new price drop

    you’re going to need to elaborate on this.
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    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    Ended up taking care of chores that I’ve been neglecting instead. A quality chum might be the best of the salmon for smoking. Problem is quality chum are hard to come by and the vast majority I seem to catch are turned loose because they’re too dark. Lots of fun to CnR though.
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    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    We mostly take the 18ft pontoon out for squid. I’ve done it off the big boat but the pontoon is perfect. Hell I’ve taken the 12 footer out a couple times. No need to get up on plane. I just idle around to find the schools. The squid are all over so just squid near your port if you don’t want to...
  107. Captain Decent

    Fishing the San Juan islands

    Mostly rocky in the San Juan’s and sandy closer to Anacortes and the bays around there. it’s got a good mix of protected and open waters so you generally can fish any time of the year. But if the whales show up you are an asshole and must get out of their way while remaining in the fetal...
  108. Captain Decent

    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    I may give it a shot in the daytime at some point but nighttime squidding is pretty fun. I don’t find it uncomfortable at all and we load up. with the lights the squid usually stick around a while unless a seal shows up.
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    Alright....fine

    Why not run straight mono? I don’t mind running mono or braid for the mainline. Doesn’t seem to make much difference but I obviously always run a mono leader. I hate the feeling of the splice catching on the guides.
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    Furuno Open Array Radar

    This is a good unit that I took off my Bertram. Awesome unit but without the arch I don’t have a place for it. It’s 49” wide and about 40lbs. RSB-0070 model number. $600.
  111. Captain Decent

    Teleflex Rack and Pinion Steering Cable

    Brand new in box teleflex 10ft rack and pinion steering cable. $50
  112. Captain Decent

    Alright....fine

    Are people casting their live bait? Why not just let it go softly over the side?
  113. Captain Decent

    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    Cancel that going to chase the endangered PS chum tomorrow instead.
  114. Captain Decent

    Squidding Open Seat(s)

    Going to launch at alki tonight around 7pm. Taking the pontoon. Been hit or miss but we were Yarding them in last week. Wife and kid backed out so it’s just me currently.
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    Alright....fine

    I don’t see any problem with using your thumb to regulate. Gotta have touch. I think the issue is when you put too much resistance on a biting fish and pull the hook out before the fish has swallowed the bait sufficiently. Or maybe too much drag on a hooked fish and breaking the line. if I...
  116. Captain Decent

    20+ft VHF Antennae’s

    Got these 20ft antennae’s. Took them off the Bertram. Work fine but too tall without the tower to support them. The cords are cut about 3ft long. Not the best picture of them but you can kind of see them. $80 pair
  117. Captain Decent

    Pompanette Fighting Chair

    Still got this fighting chair. Pretty badass. Marlin were all over the coast this year don’t get caught unprepared. $400.
  118. Captain Decent

    This would probably kill a local Orca...

    Why won’t you people just stop harassing whales???
  119. Captain Decent

    FS: Proline 20' Walkaround Hardtop Boat - 2007 Four stroke Yamaha

    Where did it come from? Shipping is the hardest part of the job. I have shaved years off my life dealing with boat transport. I assume you decided not to see it in person? How did she survey? Finding a good surveyor 3000 miles away isn’t easy either but I used tht to find referrals and it...
  120. Captain Decent

    Everything Must Go

    Tires and shore power no longer available
  121. Captain Decent

    Squid jigging

    This school was not tiny but it was last weekend.
  122. Captain Decent

    Everything Must Go

    Got a bunch of misc gear I don’t need. In Covington. 8” swivel ergolastomer casters. Super HD, roll great. $30 for all. SOLD Echo 550evl chainsaw. 55cc 20in bar. Runs great. $150 Harbor freight drill press. Works good. $10 furuno and Raymarine electronics. FF/GPS, vhf, GPS. $30, $20, $20...
  123. Captain Decent

    Fuel Tank Fabricators?

    If you can’t find a plastic one that fits your needs I can make fuel tanks. I have a couple examples on Facebook on my page “offshore solutions”.
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    Winter boat projects...

    I ordered up some bilge heaters from fisheries. I use the boat all year so I can’t be blowing money and time on multiple winterizations each winter.
  125. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    Sometimes I miss the old days. Current setup slightly more involved.
  126. Captain Decent

    Winter boat projects...

    step 1. Tilt outboard into down position done.
  127. Captain Decent

    RIP Tunahore

    Very sad, he was a great guy. Had a good time fishing with him and his wife one time.
  128. Captain Decent

    Kicker wouldn't start

    Check the micro switch and see if it’s adjusted properly. Maybe the shift linkage has moved somehow. If the cable is a bit sticky sometimes it will travel enough to go into neutral but not enough to enable the switch. I had this on a suzuki where It would do this sometimes. So I’d have to push...
  129. Captain Decent

    Downrigger advice

    that all depends, does he drive a Ford or Chevy?
  130. Captain Decent

    Downrigger advice

    Not sure how Scotty sells any units. Awkward, ugly, shitty stops, hand brake decent (newbs will fuck this up), if you go with the fast retrieve expect the boom to bounce violently if the stops actually work, gotta carry spare parts. consider yourself lucky that you have an excuse to buy some...
  131. Captain Decent

    Seattle Squid

    Taking offers but yeah, failed.
  132. Captain Decent

    Seattle Squid

    Heard it’s been slow the last few days but we found em tonight. No skill necessary, squid were blowing up the fish finder all night.
  133. Captain Decent

    Downrigger advice

    This is a tough one. Can’t see leaving DRs on there as they are too easy to jack but if I got to strip my boat then it’s the shop who needs to improve their security. If I leave my car at the mechanic I don’t have to remove the stereo and rims. The shop however should have told the owner to...
  134. Captain Decent

    FOR SALE...2010 DEFIANCE GUADALUPE 290EX

    I like that bow rail setup. I like a lot of things about it but that’s pretty cool.
  135. Captain Decent

    The future...

    This just in: emergency clam closure to protect critical habitat for the endangered northern spotted sand flea.
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    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    There’s a thread going on about this in the hull truth. I don’t like what I’m reading about these. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/1044094-who-s-got-highest-time-etec.html
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    Jeffhead squid???????

    I also squid and hate crowds. I can’t give you any location specific info but we squid off a boat on the east side of the sound. Alki and redondo are where we normally go. I don’t believe there’s really any squid “spots”. They seem to just come through an area in waves. We will usually just...
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    Best tool for the job?

    That’s a classic there goat! keep debating what is rust and what isn’t. Meanwhile our boy Stephen got r done. I’d like to bum rush the kali boy too but stay focused on the task at hand. Dudes trying to get shit done not find out who’s the smartest guy on the internet that day. I’m an...
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    Best tool for the job?

    As usual so many “experts” spouting off over technicalities and not much useful information.
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    Best tool for the job?

    If it were me I’d make a whole new assembly. If that’s anodized or even powder coated it’s gonna look bad after you cut and sand the welds down. If you must, I’d use a .040x4 cutoff wheel. Maybe it’s me but I hate when they just weld a tube to a tube like that. I guess it works but it seems...
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    Best tool for the job?

    in the industry it’s often called white rust. Technically it is rust. Also check the composition of the cutoff wheel so it doesn’t introduce any iron to the equation.
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    This is going on my next cat...

    I’d go with the black zukes then.
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    Winter boat projects...

    New flybridge rails, new ladders, rocket launchers, finish the bait tank, finish the trailer (new lights, wiring, bunk improvements etc), bow eye, refinish teak, custom upholstery, new name, possible wrap, swim step, kicker motor. I probably missed a dozen items. edit: bottom paint
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    9/19 area 10 report

    Dudes got a pic of 1 fish in a live well when the limit is 2 and there could be multiple anglers? And you suggest it could be high grading? GTFOH with that nonsense.
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    Checkin in

    Where’s the selection for getting more annoying with each post? Just go fish, no need for all the other bullshit.
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    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    Take 2ft off the advertised length of the stripers. They include the pulpit and have minimal room. Of the boats you have listed, the gw sea farer is by far your best option. it’s going to be tough to get good advice as you have a different mindset than most here.
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    Parker 2520

    Thanks for the heads up. We are looking into this. (Not as a replacement though).
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    Runaway Westport Ghost Yacht

    Blaming the flybywire is to boat crashes as rogue waves are to boat swampings.
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    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    Where are the e Tec owners to chime in? I know there’s quite a few on here. What’s your experience? gotta take the brand bashing with a grain of salt And I’m not trusting anyone who’s sponsored.
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    Coast Guard Escort

    They’re breaking out the MGs again?
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    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    Honda all the way right? I say Let’s take a tally of how many blown motors we have by brand.
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    Crabbing open again in 4,5,6,7,8,9

    Indeed but it’s the stupidest regulation out there. I don’t keep them but it’s about as quantifiable as a rule that says salmon are only legal if they’re “shiny”.
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    Dinghy advice

    RIBs are the worst. I had a 12 footer Achilles that I put in the 5th wheel for mobile boating but forget doing anything off it. There’s no room. Its heavy. You’ll get tired of assembling and disassembling it. I’d consider a big inflatable 2 man pontoon if you have zero storage. You aren’t...
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    Repower

    I am not an expert in your specific application but I would definitely require a bracket that incorporates an extended running surface and flotation to avoid the handling quirks of cantilever bracket mounted outboards. what are you running now? Outboards usually yield slight performance gains...
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    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Decided to half ass a crab trip instead due to having to haul out the boat on the new trailer as well. Tough crabbing with rings only. didn’t see any tuna boats moving but it seemed fairly rough on the whole as there was a decent breeze and some swell to go with it. Probably a bumpy day out...
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    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Yep we’re in. Ostensibly to pick up the boat but might (confirmed) make a slight detour to the sw. Family only trip this time. Gonna make a late start though as I will be waiting for the fuel docks to open.
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    Tuna Tuesday?

    Still getting them up north?
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    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    I could tow that thing with a golf cart. Git-r- done. It’s 2 feet narrower than my boat and i tow. You won’t even notice the difference. Its 9ft - 3” vs the usual 8ft - 6”. You can get the permits if you want or don’t. It’s barely over width and none will hassle you. $120/yr if you wanna...
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    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    My buddy had one with a Yamaha 250. Seemed pretty sluggish and required some heroics with the tabs to run it in seas. Some had twin 150s and I think it needed it. I think his Bombaha blew up before 700 hours.
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    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    Yeah. Actually the 622wa is a pretty good option. I had the precursor “non metric” campion 215 fishing machine and really loved that boat with a black max 175. That was a really versatile boat. Not gonna blow you away in the ocean but did like 50mph and was a great inshore fishing boat that...
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    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    Of your list only the 2 Grady’s appeal to me. The gulf stream has a funky bunk bed setup though. The 228 is a very efficient fishing platform pretty tight v berth. The Robalo 235 has a larger v berth than most of the others but I don’t care for its handling and lack of deck space. The...
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    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Yeah I’m planning to. Gonna try to get my dad and son out there.
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    Ice Tote

    englunds has half totes for $500.
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    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    I agree with everything youve said but unfortunately this is as much a political issue as an environmental one and “fuck them” is not a slogan that is going to work for our side.
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    Re-power....

    Interesting developments... Glad you got taken care of. Let the pro Honda trash talk commence! Honda seems to be the weapon of choice for the CG and you don’t hear many if any horror stories with Honda’s.
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    Tuna Tuesday?

    The tuna time machine ain’t going anywhere. I’ll be running this for at least several years. Love it so far.
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    Tuna Tuesday?

    Winter is setting in mighty early this year
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    Tuna Tuesday?

    Bullshit. I called him at 2:30 in the morning looking for hot intel and it rang once and went to voicemail.
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    swim baits

    I like the savage gear sand eels. But they don’t come with nearly enough replacement tails and I don’t think I’ve seen tails for sale by themselves.
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    Westport Boat Basin?

    We’re gonna give it a shot next weekend.
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    Tuna Tuesday?

    We’ll be out Saturday. Ostensibly to put the boat on the trailer. Hopefully there will be bait but We don’t mind ripping jigs and tossing dead bait either. If weather doesn’t cooperate we will chase coho in the basin.
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    All Quiet on the Albacore Front.......?

    Set your flow for when you are at rest. I wouldn’t worry about any changes in water flow just yet. I have never known anyone to adjust flow dynamically. It’s technical but not typically that technical. When you say pump speed dial do you mean you installed a potentiometer? I wouldn’t think...
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    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    My Mexican coworker showed me a video of dozens of whale watching boats near PV. They were literally driving the boats on top of the whales backs to cop a feel. But somehow When those same whales pass through our waters to get to the arctic we have to assume the fetal position or else they will...
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    Saturday Tuna Report

    While I’m getting duly bashed here I am curious how you all feel about the coast guard having the same policy as me. They’re perfectly setup but take passengers only at least in this case. Ive towed several boats in the sound but not in open water 30 miles. We left all but one dock line on...
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    Saturday Tuna Report

    I hardly waved and drove by. I ran south to him. I offered rides, help, tools and safety gear. I stayed there over a half Hour until finatic arrived and we conferred about what to do. He had choices and chose to put his boat before his safety and that’s not a knock on him cause I would have done...
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    Saturday Tuna Report

    Because: 1) I don’t give a shit about his boat. I’m available to save lives. His boat is between him and his insurance co. I ran out of my way to offer an appropriate level of assistance. They made the choice to stay on the boat, which is the same choice I would probably make in his situation...
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    Saturday Tuna Report

    Wow that’s huge of you guys. I really hated to leave you guys behind but towing a boat 30 miles is not something I will do. But huge respect to you guys for going way above and beyond!
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    Saturday Tuna Report

    We were fortunate to get a great weather window this Saturday. Water was great, fishing was great. Great crew. 2 of my regular crew couldn’t make it but we got Chris @Nineball and joe @skagittarius On board again and had a day. Hit our numbers. Trolled. Nothing. Got antsy. Ran south. Trolled...
  179. Captain Decent

    Anyone need tuna carked?

    Damn I could have used his services but I’m gone
  180. Captain Decent

    Kids life jacket needed in Westport in the AM (Saturday the 21st)

    I have this one for my son. It doesn’t have a rating but it was the smallest one I could find. I’m on 8DD and we are leaving at 6am if you want to grab it come on by.
  181. Captain Decent

    Share Ice Friday 4 PM ??

    Get ahold of @Nineball hes looking to get ice tonight
  182. Captain Decent

    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    Gonna do what it takes. Gonna have to start probing for intel.
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    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    All full. Gonna see what’s left out there.
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    I’m flipping you shit. I just find the prolific use of the word “renderings” in this thread amusing.
  185. Captain Decent

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Drop off your “renderings” and a resume at Armstrong boats and you might get your boat built and that 7 figure contract you’ve been holding out for.
  186. Captain Decent

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    I don’t think anyone feels sorry for you. But the sequence of events and information are not a good look right now.
  187. Captain Decent

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Let’s see your model. Unfortunately no builder is going to take this on. They’re going to want to use their designs and their build/production methods. A lot of their design work is based on what is practical to build. I am not sure if any real analysis is really going on with a lot of these...
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    He’s got Sponsors
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Can you be more specific? I know a few options. Who I recommend would depend on what you’re looking to do.
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    How extensive are you thinking?
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    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    Rules were made to be broken. Especially stupid ones.
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    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    On that note does anyone know why the marine zone forecast can look so bad and any given pinpoint forecast within that zone can look so good? As is the case currently.
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    Open Seats Tuna this Saturday

    I should have a couple seats open this coming Saturday. Watching weather as forecasts are conflicting but intending to run.
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    Anyone Savvy with CG Documented Vessels?

    gotta love bureaucratic efficiency. The Bertram I bought was a CG documented vessel. I went ahead and reapplied for ownership back in May. The CG won’t answer calls on this and requires electronic inquiries and cites “IT system performance deficiencies” as the problem. When I inquire about it...
  195. Captain Decent

    2014 26’ North River Offshore

    Seems like a great price! Nice setup!
  196. Captain Decent

    Interesting story

    Damn is it always glass off the Norwegian coast?
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    Trolling squid for salmon

    Bruh. It’s an exact replica of a squid. They work. I use them. How it triggers a strike reflex in the fish I don’t know. But it’s clearly a squid. And salmon eat squid so...it works. But not because it imitates a fish or clam or shrimp. It’s like saying an Xrap is supposed to imitate an octopus.
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    2002 Rampage

    I’ve got the same motors more or less and they need to hit 3900. They may have an over rev limiter but they are all governed by their props from what I have seen. These are rated and set up as “recreational” power plants. In order to hit their advertised HP they gotta spin fast. The Bertram is...
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    Trolling squid for salmon

    Design fail
  200. Captain Decent

    Whose the Expert in Ice Slurries?

    Indeed but there’s zero room available with a couple of pissed off diesels down there. Mostly looking for advice on slurries.
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    United marine SEAMASTER, time to sell the boat!

    I like to be out of the rain and spray also but I looked at a number of pilothouse boats and having come from a walk around I just hate the idea of being stuck inside a cabin.
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    United marine SEAMASTER, time to sell the boat!

    Of course he’s sticking with glass. The guy is looking to upgrade not suffer chronic back pain and memory loss.
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    Trolling squid for salmon

    Or what if you had a bait tank full of squid and used live squid? Mind=blown.
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    Group fishing opportunity, end of October?

    Squid should be in by then. Columbia river crab are an option. Most salmon are in a river at that point.
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    3rd Tuna Run

    That’s how it goes. The “numbers” have been very consistently down south but the couple days we ventured north we did better. Earlier in the year we hit the north edge of the break which was fairly close to your numbers. One day they were damn near jumping in the boat. Came back the next day...
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    2002 Rampage

    Looks very clean and nice power. Would have definitely gave it a look if it had been up for sale earlier.
  207. Captain Decent

    Whose the Expert in Ice Slurries?

    im looking to reduce the amount of ice I carry. I’d like to keep my carrying capacity at 40 ish tuna in the round. If I need to we can always Cark to make space. I’m not too worried about weight I just want to maximize space as I have no below deck fish storage. Ideally I would like to limit my...
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    2 Open seats Ilwaco tuna tomorrow

    We get bait out and then clear rods. Most of the troll gear is light topwater gear and tuna dive so we don’t get fouled.
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    2 Open seats Ilwaco tuna tomorrow

    Had the same issue years ago. Pickup tube in the main res was clogged
  210. Captain Decent

    Edmonds Coho Derby

    Was it supposed to be easy?
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    Hit the Jackpot in Quepos, Costa Rica

    Wow that’s awesome! Can’t wait to get back there. We didn’t have as much fishing success as you but that’s an amazing place. Nice quality fish there and great pics!
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    WP tuna Monday

    I find it odd that those have been “the numbers” all season.
  213. Captain Decent

    10 bomber jigs

    Could hand them off to me when we do the outrigger deal and I’ll be sure that some of them get to Jeff.
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    First Plugging

    I believe the man said 41 fish.
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    Selling Tuna

    People have been saying no unanimously but you have your numbers. No ones gonna talk you into more ice or more boat! If it’s working for you keep rippin. You’re not selling and you say your fish is tasting good. I’d rather see you under ice than overload. Me, If I bring 3/4 tote I run out of...
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    Selling Tuna

    35 degrees is fine but Because once you transfer your heat (cold) to the tuna and it reAches an equilibrium, your ice is now water. I didn’t do any math but in the real world 100# of ice is about 300lbs short of being able to cool 600lbs of tuna. If you could have it all mixed in one in tote...
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    Selling Tuna

    I struggle to properly ice 30 tuna on a 31 foot boat. Not saying anyone is doing anything wrong but I’d like to see the setup for 30 iced fish in a 15 footer, especially chambered, short of filling the entire cockpit with shaved. After my last trip I have decided to ban kill bags so I’m on the...
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    Live bait

    Not sure how an Ilwaco and wp scoop compare but up here 2 scoops is max for 32 gallons and they’ll do ok only if everything is dialed. We chum dead bait and sometimes get 2 scoops but in reality that’s maybe several hundred fish. When would I ever need that much live bait? I’ve heard in Ilwaco...
  219. Captain Decent

    Selling Tuna

    It’s illegal to sell tuna but you can give away tuna and also receive donations and donations are tax write offs so take that gubmint!
  220. Captain Decent

    Selling Tuna

    Most nail salons and dry cleaning places will buy out your inventory.
  221. Captain Decent

    Speeding Boat Crashes into Another Near Edmonds, Injuring 3

    Did he have his boaters education card?
  222. Captain Decent

    Fire then fizzle then dead. WP tuna 9/2

    Don’t even think about complaining about 20 fish. My crew was moping around the other day after catching “just” 25. Ungrateful little shits. I was there for the tuna famine of ‘17 and ‘18. This last week they just didn’t wanna play and it was 1s 2s and sometimes 3s.
  223. Captain Decent

    This year's tuna lures

    Until last weekend the fish wanted the cedar. This last weekend they wanted the far back swim bait. The x raps get some action here and there.
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    Seattle to LA and back

    Where are you located? I got a fighting chair that needs to go to Long Beach Cali
  225. Captain Decent

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    For what it’s worth, I had a similar situation. My tank drains from the bottom, which I think works a lot better, but there is no clearance below deck. I ran the drain along the deck and covered it with a ramp like you might cover an electrical cord with. Works good.
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    Ice at west port

    The crab trap hazard alone keeps me off the bar at dark. I’ve never not crossed the bar when I pleased. Especially going out. Make it short and sweet and shoot the gap and be off it in seconds. I’ve heard people say you can hit on a low tide so be careful but I can’t see how that’s possible as...
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    First Time Tuna

    when you start adding the length of your bracket, pulpit, or outboards to the length the manufacturer already designated it, you know it’s time for a bigger boat! But seriously bigger doesn’t mean better. There’s a lot of big ass boats out there that ain’t worth a shit in the big blue.
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    Illwaco fishing

    Cool well if you’re so good at catching salmon I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding the lings. Put in some time and you’ll get it dialed.
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    King Starboard

    Starboard is not good for this. First it appears strong initially but will sag under its own weight and nothing adheres to it as it has a waxy texture. I made a improvised bow pulpit long ago out of 1” starboard. Seemed rock solid. One day in the sun and it sagged pathetically.
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    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    I just rip a gill as I dump them in the bleed bucket. But usually I got a guy for that.
  231. Captain Decent

    Overnight Tuna Sunday

    Yeah I only said “bring minimal gear” but did not specify. And we had a lot of ice. We had way too much weight aft. I put one kill bag on the bow but we got 4 guys on the deck, 40 gallons of bait tank water, 3/4 worth of ice, the main fuel tank is aft, and then add tuna. Then I blew a trim tab...
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    Overnight Tuna Sunday

    We took off out of the basin at about 1030 am on sunday morning. Water was pretty nasty and we suffered 1 KIA (puker, the new guy) just 30 minutes in. He was unresponsive for the next 24 hours. Took a while to find the break. Started the troll and could get singles on the troll but only the...
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    SlapShot - WP to Everett - Open seat

    Don’t call us, we’ll call you kind of deal? Tough to find good help these days
  234. Captain Decent

    Gradywhite Seafarer twin Yamahas

    No asking price? I’d hate to lowball you or cut my own throat. I got a buddy who might be interested.
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    Bait tank, last minute purchase

    Agreed with south sounder. If you can’t set it up right it will be more of a headache than it’s worth. Bring chum and iron and troll gear. Don’t let the hype fool you, live bait is a lot of fun but so is that zingggg! On the troll. I didn’t have bait my first 2 years.
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    8/25 Westport Express Tuna

    Yeah I looked at that one. Thought it sold as I saw it months later at a resident dock in the sound and when I had seen it it was at poulsbo marina.
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    Late summer shrimping

    The GF and her friend? This is why I don’t run a CC!
  238. Captain Decent

    8/25 Westport Express Tuna

    The blue one in poulsbo?
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Well It’s not like it’s blown a couple power heads or anything. I suppose if it did I would probably reconsider my brand loyalty.
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Boat is already down there. So we are good to go. Wish masco was open on Sunday. Now I gotta run down tomorrow just to fill up.
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Nope were doing it but bumped to Sunday Monday because wind.
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    My truck is parked until I get my deletes done.
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    Let’s do it. Let’s get a little flotilla going
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    Tuna Sunday:)

    When I was picking up hooks the other day I found 2 versions of the Gamskatsu ringed live bait hooks, a thin wire and thick wire of the same size
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    8/25 Westport Express Tuna

    The B31 is perfect the way god made it. Don’t mess with perfection. But seriously I have pondered this as well and I would expect some definite pros and cons. Far corners B31 is so modified it’s not a good comparison but on a stock 31 I would expect far higher top speeds, I’ve got 630 total HP...
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    8/25 Westport Express Tuna

    You people make me sick
  247. Captain Decent

    Tuna Sunday:)

    I am starting to think we are bumping out trip to Sunday-monday
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    Looking for an open seat on a cost share private tuna trip.

    Ooh not good, the tuna gotta leave on the 23rd
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    Garibaldi OTC report

    Sorry bro I don’t mean to pile on and I am far from the safety champion here but the second paragraph is concerning. Make sure you don’t get lulled into a false sense of security. This year has been both the best weather and best tuna fishing I’ve ever seen in my life. If you lose that main...
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    1106 or 2106 ???

    Get whichever one doesn’t have belts and beads.
  251. Captain Decent

    Garibaldi OTC report

    How is it a source of income? Honest question. Your overhead is certainly lower than most but if I won every tuna tournament in the NW, I could still write off heavy losses at the end of the year.
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    Garibaldi OTC report

    What’s your plan if you have motor problems out there?
  253. Captain Decent

    Unicorns

    Gotta get me one of those jigs, nothing else seems to be working right now
  254. Captain Decent

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    What if his turbo had couldn’t generate boost because of a stuck wastegate or a cracked intercooler? That’s another thing to consider!
  255. Captain Decent

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    This is one of those years where the fishing is so good We can all relax a little bit and have fun out there.
  256. Captain Decent

    Big-ish Center consoles

    If we hadn’t already decided on a Bertram I really wanted a true world 28. The fact that 90% of them are either single I/O or single inboard curbed my enthusiasm however.
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    Kill bags and trailer lights

    I’d be lying if I said I’d risk a fishing trip over something as silly as trailer lights.
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    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    Did you slide in on his bait stop? Paying customers!!!!
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    Big-ish Center consoles

    A friend of mine runs a 30ft Grady CC. Everyone seems to love it. Problem I see other than exposure to the elements and it being a giant bathtub if you take on green water is that most of the fishing room is done in the bow which is elevated from the water and not very conducive to trolling...
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    LaPush Tuna

    Why not trailer to WP and make a vastly shorter run? Last I knew they were barely 40 out.
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    Overnight Float Imminent this Weekend

    were headed out this Saturday and are gonna float the night away and see how things go. If anyone wants to run out there with us let me know. Headed out of WP. Gonna work tuna in the midday and afternoon and probably run way west to see what’s out there for the night.
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    Bait Stop Etiquette

    I see 4 boats in that picture all within a 200yard perimeter. Some guys are calling for 4 or 500 yards on here. Not realistic and if the charters are inside 100yards of each other, any random jackass will see that as precedent. Maybe it was networked but people tend to copy charters
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    Bait Stop Etiquette

    Had the CG crash a potential bait stop last year at the WTC. We were throwing jigs at marks if I recall. One of the guys hooks up and as soon as we start going to work with chum and get bait in the water, the patrol boat pulls along side to board. The fish gets off and we have to pull up our...
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    Fuel usage for our boat

    I would definitely be looking for room for another tank. Sounds like you’re in the ocean quite a bit and 40 gallons just don’t sit right with me for ocean service.
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    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    This has been productive I’ll offload this thing first thing in the morning.
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    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    I heard the CG gets 10000 hours out of their hondas.....
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    Fuel usage for our boat

    Might want to calibrate your boat. Fill it up take it for a run, fill it back up and do the math. I had twin 150 Hondas on a boat and got an even 2nmpg combined so I would guess you’d be in the 3.5 range.
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    Bait Stop Etiquette

    Yeah I don’t think it’s cool at all but what are you gonna do assault the guy? Call him up and tell him to make way. Lots of guys out there like that unfortunately. Some don’t know any better.
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    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    Like OMG! lol! Right? You don’t have any data to support your claims and it sounds like you’re out of your wheelhouse here. I’m not here to listen to the ever-present voice that tells you your truck sucks when you are working through an issue. I’m just Looking for someone with experience with...
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    Bait Stop Etiquette

    My slipmate told me he just shadows the all rivers boats and when he sees them stop on the troll he just pulls up next to them. Super nice well meaning guy but had no idea that was in poor taste.
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    OH FOR PETE'S SAKE............(keeping it family friendly)

    I would agree that you should research all the common failure points and replace them all while you’re in there unless you can confirm they are in great shape. If you got 40 years as a mechanic this will be easy for you and it’s not super technical. It’s been a while for me as I got out from...
  272. Captain Decent

    Who made this rowboat?

    I think it’s actually a Livingston. If you look close you can see that the old decal was hastily removed and the flag snapped ontop of it. The old marks are about what the old Livingston logo looks like which is a slanted red white and blue stripes with the name in the middle
  273. Captain Decent

    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    Funny you say that, my dad is replacing the water pump on his duramax right now. I find this 6.7 to be easy to work on for the most part. The EGR stuff, while failure prone, is easy to access. I’m at 115k and the only problems I’ve had were 1 egt sensor, a clogged egr cooler and now I got a...
  274. Captain Decent

    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    Double check your info and report back. These are standard procedures on duramax as well.
  275. Captain Decent

    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    And then what? Delete the same shit on the duramax?
  276. Captain Decent

    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    This is. 6.7 powerstroke. I’ve already replaced the egr cooler, then the valve. Now I got another CEL that I just scanned and it has another code for EGR and 2 for DEF related bull stuff. I researched the codes and one says it’s serious (p20ee) and could cause damage. Not sure but tired of...
  277. Captain Decent

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    Everyone cool out. Just trying to stay educated and ready. Looks like I’ll be working on the 6.7 on some deletes first. Ive been learning all I can. Just learned about dripless shaft seals last night. This is interesting stuff. I haven’t taken a vehicle into the shop in 15 years or more and...
  278. Captain Decent

    6.7 EGR/DPF Delete?

    ok I’m done fixing these systems. The only problems for this truck have been recurring egr problems and now DPF related issues. Does anyone have experience with this that can recommend a kit? I’m probably gonna do the full delete and try to bang it out over Labor Day weekend.
  279. Captain Decent

    Any salmon reports for Westport this weekend?

    Are the fish currently in MA3 typically CR fish or are they working towards the straits?
  280. Captain Decent

    150HP Repower Advice

    How many hours did you get out of the suzuki?
  281. Captain Decent

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    Ultimately I’m looking for info. I do my own work for a number of reasons but I just figured a mechanic could walk me through the intricacies of the system.
  282. Captain Decent

    WA Albacore :-))

    Albacore are recognized by the state of California as a cancer causing agent.
  283. Captain Decent

    Diesel Mechanic Recommendations

    im new to inboard diesels and am looking for an education. It bothers me to no end to be operating a boat that I don’t fully understand. Motors are yanmar 6LP transmissions are ZF. I want to hire a mechanic to teach me what I’m looking at, explain maintenance procedures, likely failure points...
  284. Captain Decent

    X Rap Hook Change

    might as well go barbless while you’re at it. You wouldn’t put a trigger lock on an ak would you. Neither should you neuter an x rap.
  285. Captain Decent

    New official world record Redbanded rockfish

    Nice! Looks like the previous record was 7lbs set just last year
  286. Captain Decent

    Tactical Strike is for sale

    “After many hours of debate”. These kinds of problems are above my pay grade
  287. Captain Decent

    Portable bait pump

    I’d be hooking the wash down up to it if it were me. Most wash downs are 3 to 5 gpm.
  288. Captain Decent

    Overnighter Roll Call

    I’ll have 4 or 5
  289. Captain Decent

    Overnighter Roll Call

    ok. Not bullshitting this time. Gonna run Labor Day weekend. Who’s in? Mostly fishing for marlin, mako and bluefin but will bring albacore topside as the opportunity presents itself.
  290. Captain Decent

    WP fuel

    I’m with P diddy, the ethanol paranoia is over blown. Avoid it if you’re gonna store it over winter but otherwise let r rip. Recently I read a FB post where the guys had an overheating engine that was steaming and came to the conclusion “because ethanol”
  291. Captain Decent

    Roof rod rack

    I built a 21 rod rack for my old Grady and we were still short. I’m slowly trying to make the transition into full time fabrication but I do side work where I can fit it in right now. I’ve got a couple residential projects on the books right now but if it can wait a month or two I could...
  292. Captain Decent

    Raft Certification?

    $1500? First I was all about safety. Now I’m starting to think we’ve had a “good run” and it’s “the way we would’ve wanted to go”.
  293. Captain Decent

    Raft Certification?

    my boat came with a life raft. It was last certified in or expired in 2017. It’s a revere in a plastic capsule. I’m not familiar with how they operate exactly. What is involved in certifying them, where do I do it, and how much does it usually cost?
  294. Captain Decent

    Planning Trip to Quepos, Costa Rica

    Take me with you...
  295. Captain Decent

    Why modify a Tomic plug?

    What is the extension made out of?
  296. Captain Decent

    OH FOR PETE'S SAKE............(keeping it family friendly)

    Dude you’ll get no sympathy from me. This is fairly routine boat stuff you’ll need to get familiar with or prepare to spend big money and suffer extended down time. Invest in a *factory service manual as you’ll certainly be working on that IO again and watch some YouTube videos to see how it’s...
  297. Captain Decent

    4200/5200 out on ice.

    Good too. Also you Don’t have to freeze it necesarily. Just gouge put the cured shit at the end of the tube. The stuff below it is still good.
  298. Captain Decent

    WTB: Half Tote

    looking for a half tote.
  299. Captain Decent

    Can I borrow a kill bag?

    We run kill bags but I prefer coolers if I can. The reason I run kill bags is because they fit in tighter places than coolers and don’t slide around. I put as many coolers where they will fit and then stuff kill bags where I have room but not for coolers. I think this is the main reason people...
  300. Captain Decent

    WTC RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you’re looking for constructive feedback, I would definitely try to get the full list of standings available at the awards ceremony.
  301. Captain Decent

    WTC RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wouldn’t mind if the tourney required a team to include a vet on game day. But I don’t like gentleman’s tourneys. If I were to ever win, Expect some major unsportsmanlike conduct. My standard crew load out includes a vet. He’s my buddy so he doesn’t count. But I got a cool story and a humble...
  302. Captain Decent

    Tacklejacked, read your messages!

    “Private message” why so many secrets?
  303. Captain Decent

    Kill or no kill

    so who wants my fighting chair now?
  304. Captain Decent

    Just another question

    I’m just lookin for temp breaks. I don’t really care what the temp reads. When the water turns blue and i get a few degree bump I’m in business.
  305. Captain Decent

    Kill or no kill

    I’d kill it. I’m not proud of it but that’s probably what I’d do to the first one. The ones after that would be released.
  306. Captain Decent

    Any salmon die this weekend ?

    We got 1 chinook in the 3 days we’ve fished and it was in this flatline with a bunch of twinkle skirts on it.
  307. Captain Decent

    WTC 2020 REGISTRATION TO OPEN on 8/18/19

    I need more time to save up
  308. Captain Decent

    Grady Bait tank issues

    800gph is adequate for your size tank. 1100 with a ball valve would be fine too. How much bait are you carrying? I recently made a tank that fills from the top and drains from the bottom. All the other tanks I’ve ever ran or built were the opposite. I think this really helps flush the tank of...
  309. Captain Decent

    First Tuna Trip a BUST!

    The block has to be pulled to maintenance the steering? I guess I’ll cross evinrude off the list....again
  310. Captain Decent

    Marlin Hook Up at WTC

    With a TLD 25 though?
  311. Captain Decent

    WTC RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah well I still want my certificate of participation damn it.
  312. Captain Decent

    WTC RESULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For those of us that suck, will the rest of the list be compiled?
  313. Captain Decent

    La push tuna

    The tuna we cut open are full of our cut up chum so dead bait definitely works. I can’t see la push ever having live anchovies though.
  314. Captain Decent

    Overnight tuna

    We are down. No BS this time. We got tuna and we got another month and a half to make this happen.
  315. Captain Decent

    Initial Tuna run

    It must have been you guys that we were running in with for a while. Pretty fast boat for her size. I didn’t think we were gonna make the weigh in but I figured there was at least one boat in the same situation (you). You’d need a pilot car to move that barge. I do it at 11’2” but no way with 2...
  316. Captain Decent

    95 lb Bluefin Caught "up here"

    Not fair for the folks who were already a couple shots in...
  317. Captain Decent

    Any salmon die this weekend ?

    .07N in 320 FOW was on fire last thursday. At least a 4:1 wild to clipped ratio. The coho killer was doing best for us. We caught at least 30 but it didn’t go wide open until we hit 300 FOW.
  318. Captain Decent

    First time for tuna, started with WTC

    Nice work buddy! I was the guy talking to you in the marina office and then at the campground. Definitely took some balls and absolutely perfect weather to get out there. That’s better weather than I have ever seen in my life but sounds like you have the skills and seaworthiness necessary for...
  319. Captain Decent

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    Haha no. Not that I saw anyways
  320. Captain Decent

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    The bait line was a shit show but in their defense I don’t know how you know who you are behind. There were too many boats jammed in there to form a line. I just followed in some custom aluminum rig that kept gunning the engines for some reasonLol. The trouble with the harbor is that it’s a no...
  321. Captain Decent

    2nd fish on SlapShot was a marlin

    Could be marlin but can’t rule out Nessie and Sasquatch either based on the available footage.
  322. Captain Decent

    family friendly fishing boat advice needed

    Your budget is going to get you an older boat in need of repair I’m afraid. If you’re up for it there’s a lot of options but be aware. What you describe sounds like a BW 21 outrage but you’ll be hard pressed to find one in your price range. Another thought is a bigger pontoon. You’ll have to...
  323. Captain Decent

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    True, the tuna we landed were full of our chum.
  324. Captain Decent

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Ain’t nothing wrong with trolling and iron. What is the problem with the plumbing though?
  325. Captain Decent

    Huge bump just before elma

    Good looking out, a few more tax dollars should fix that
  326. Captain Decent

    WP Slip

    Transient dock had space not long ago
  327. Captain Decent

    Any seats open for Saturday WTC

    I don’t think he’s signed up but if you twist his arm maybe, I think I saw him headed out yesterday
  328. Captain Decent

    Any seats open for Saturday WTC

    Talk @FVSerenity into it. I know he’s here.
  329. Captain Decent

    Too Much Tuna

    Wait him out, he wants that tuna
  330. Captain Decent

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    I run a combo of roughly 2 x raps, 2 or 3 cedar dowels and 1 or 2 swimbaits. I have had days where they only want one thing so we give em a choice to start with. Early in the season it seems like the x Rap is the go to but then they stop hitting those later in the season it seems. But on a...
  331. Captain Decent

    Too Much Tuna

    Wait, what hoops are keeping them from overfishing?
  332. Captain Decent

    Too Much Tuna

    You want to supplement my fuel bill? That will be $473. I’ll meet you in the parking lot out by the bathrooms.
  333. Captain Decent

    WTC: room for a ride down?

    I’m headed down tomorrow night if you want to come with.
  334. Captain Decent

    Planning Trip to Quepos, Costa Rica

    I fished inshore out of quepos last February with quepos fish adventures. My friends had a great experience with them but mine was just alright. Aside from the fishing, captain was less than enthusiastic, tried to talk us into a half day, gear was kind of crappy. Fishing was slow but the fish we...
  335. Captain Decent

    Fish ID needed!

    False. They are native and unique to the PNW specifically. They are being scapegoated by the BPA to draw attention away from dams. Funny how they don’t propose a bounty on smallmouth. I guarantee smallmouth predation is 2 or 3X the impact squawfish have but not politically viable.
  336. Captain Decent

    Norm and Carrie’s preWTC EXTRAVANGANZA

    The crew and I are planning to stop by and awkwardly mill about. I don’t have anything planned for food but that could change. @hawksfan75 strap some fins and a snorkel mask on the kids and send them to float 8. I got some barnacles in the hull that need removed. But in all seriousness, not...
  337. Captain Decent

    Its on. Tuna died out of the CR today. Great fishing.

    Yeah got it. Point is Greg just flipped him the old “pics or it didn’t happen” and dude went super duper serious on us. You guys good now?
  338. Captain Decent

    Fish ID needed!

    They’re actually pretty good but the bones are daggers and it’s hard to eat one without putting a bone through the roof of your mouth.
  339. Captain Decent

    Its on. Tuna died out of the CR today. Great fishing.

    Dayum, new guy is in no mood for our bullshit
  340. Captain Decent

    Fish ID needed!

    Northern squawfish now known as northern pike minnow under the federal anti discrimination act
  341. Captain Decent

    The difference between fishing communities

    Hope I’m not too late but Meet me in tokeland at 2am on November 13th and I’ll take you and your buddy out to catch some Washington swordfish and mahi. I’ll cover the expenses.
  342. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    A pair of yanmar 315s. 6LPA-STP’s.
  343. Captain Decent

    Weight Distribution?

    Honestly Sounds like you need to carry less weight. I like the idea of adapting to conditions and that’s what a good captain does but if you’re that close to the edge you gotta realize the boats limitations. I think slurries and rock salt is a good option. I’ve ran out of ice a few times out...
  344. Captain Decent

    Cast 4 Kids

    I am tentatively in. I could either bring the pontoon or deckhand.
  345. Captain Decent

    Half Tote Capacity

    Thanks for the offer. I can’t fit a full tote though. I saw some halfers for sale at englunds and it got me thinking. I think I’d have room for a half tote just foreword of the bait tank I’m just debating the best way to utilize it or wether to fill it with ice to feed bags or vice versa. Fish...
  346. Captain Decent

    Gel coat/trailer help/ideas

    When I needed to do a repair like this I launched the boat, cut out (or make) a custom bunk that has that section missing and reload it. If you need a fiberglass guy lmk.
  347. Captain Decent

    Bananas were on board.

    I’ve never hit a log at speed but I have hit 3 sunfish. I’m 1-2 on those fuckers. The first one broke my trim tab off, the second cracked my housing and the third ran afoul twin 250s and became a pile of hamburger.
  348. Captain Decent

    Anyone Headed to LA?

    Looks like we could throw the outriggers on as well for additional compensation
  349. Captain Decent

    Anyone Headed to LA?

    anyone want some gas money to transport a fighting chair to a BD brother in kali?
  350. Captain Decent

    Half Tote Capacity

    im thinking about putting a half tote on board. Question is what’s the best way to utilize it? Do you fill it with ice and carry empty kill bags and then fill the bags with ice and tuna as you go or do you just Fill it and bags halfway and jam with fish? How many fish can you put in a half...
  351. Captain Decent

    Westport Salmon this weekend

    We fished last weekend off the windmills in 140fow and had pretty good action and the. GH buoy Sunday with similar results. Good, not great. Jellyfish were a major problem though and almost shut us down at one point. Heard of some action on the beach just north of willapa on the radio also.
  352. Captain Decent

    Bananas were on board.

    A few hours away but I would bet Renton marine or all seasons marine of sumner and Renton respectively would have one.
  353. Captain Decent

    Boat insurance

    First you don’t have insurance, now you’re double covering. You’re digging yourself a hole bud.
  354. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    Awesome buddy. Can’t make enough of those moments. I’m not gonna lie I got pretty misty eyed when I looked at the pic of me my dad and son and saw how old we all are getting. Pretty awesome and hard to handle at the same time.
  355. Captain Decent

    Possible open seat WTC

    Bring the saltwater pump. He’s good luck. How is he and raybone not on a team already? Tell him to bring his camera shit.
  356. Captain Decent

    WTB: natural cedar plug

    Bouts to. The swimbaits get hit just enough to earn that farback spot but the $20 X-raps are about getting on my shit list these days. Jet heads by and large have been retired unless someone really wants to throw one.
  357. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    Thank you. Was that you guys on the Kelli Ann we were running with for a while? I thought it was. My dad was driving. He didn’t want to give up the helm I think he probably ran it as much as I did this weekend!
  358. Captain Decent

    Possible open seat WTC

    What hall pass?! He’s fucking working. Where else can you spend $2000 in a weekend for the chance to win $2500 split 5 ways and a dinner?
  359. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    Nope wasn’t even detained without warrant or searched and seized while abusing a power granted to them originally with the intent to prevent piracy and contraband materials so I have that going for me!
  360. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    That was my crew. I wasn’t present. One of the few captains privileges I take is minimal fish cleaning.
  361. Captain Decent

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    I’ve had so many idiots cut me off and slam on the brakes so many times towing I’m not gonna be quick to judge. I towed my boat this weekend. Had 5 hi test yellow straps on it. All 3 axles with eoh brakes but I’m not gonna lie, it wouldn’t take much to create a scene like that or worse.
  362. Captain Decent

    Good Times on the High Seas

    Finally slammed the new old ass boat on a trailer and made way to open water. Uneventful drive out despite nearly being ran off the road by a crazed govt wildlife bio who made the most obscene of gestures as he swerved by us. Got to the windmill area somewhere around midday and got into steady...
  363. Captain Decent

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    Hard to say what happened here but: Truck with inflated factory tow cap claims+Washington state roadway quality=disaster
  364. Captain Decent

    Boat insurance

    Anchor marine. Yacht policy. They can broker a deal with underwriters you never new existed. I’ve had 3 policies through them with 3 different underwriters with good results.
  365. Captain Decent

    Yamaha T8

    I’d pay 3oz of meth and not a gram more.
  366. Captain Decent

    Bait Tank Pump without a Scoop?

    Ok obtained said scoop from @Sockeye71 . Clutch. Will install tomorrow. Thanks Dave!
  367. Captain Decent

    Tuna are here!!

    Well we will be making a Saturday fun run and see what happens.
  368. Captain Decent

    Bait Tank Pump without a Scoop?

    well this annoys me but I just finished making a new bait tank for the Bertram and I just got it lifted in a trailer last friday. I am leaving for Westport Friday morning where she shall stay the rest of the summer. Much to my dismay I found the thru hull for the washdown, which is the thru...
  369. Captain Decent

    Bait Tank Pump Without Scoop?

    Deleted. Now just looking for cords
  370. Captain Decent

    Yamaha question?

    If it were injectors it would be more likely to be a constant problem under a given operating envelope. This sounds more like VST symptoms. Cracking open the VST isn’t very hard just a little pia with some hoses and wires in the way. I’d change all the filters out while you’re at it.
  371. Captain Decent

    WTB CMAP SD Card

    need a cmap for my furuno. The one for Maryland that came with it doesn’t work very well here. Move with a sense of urgency gentlemen, tuna have been spotted.
  372. Captain Decent

    Dont feed the sealions....

    What a scumbag. Now the sea lions are gonna like lose their fear of humans and stuff.
  373. Captain Decent

    Deck Repair Help

    Yes I do. Mobile Alpha Marine. Or something like that. I will PM you his number. I’ve had a lot of work done by various shops and guys and this guys work was far and away the best. Prices are fair and he’s great to work with. He’s got a shop or he does mobile work also.
  374. Captain Decent

    Tuna are here!!

    I see that 125.30 is noted but is it out of line to wonder latitude? Is that 125.30 from Newport, Ilwaco or Westport?
  375. Captain Decent

    Bedding Hardware

    No need for sika flex or 5200 for sealing topside screw holes. 4200 or 4000 is fine and just seal the screw holes if those are the only holes.
  376. Captain Decent

    Boat storage for sale, comes with free house

    Just the other day he was blowing out used hooks and reels. Now 1.3m real estate?
  377. Captain Decent

    Tuna tuna tuna

    Bitching about bitching=mind blown
  378. Captain Decent

    WTB: natural cedar plug

    Home Depot has wooden dowels, sportco has hooks. It’s a crime that tuna prefer these to beautifully crafted Xrap 30s
  379. Captain Decent

    Shit flavored seafood

    Shit floats and you’re gonna boil the crab anyways...
  380. Captain Decent

    Just need albacore

    Wonder if the wtc will switch over to a salmon derby or maybe shark tourney? If they ain’t in Oregon by now they will be swimming their asses off to sniff Ilwaco by august
  381. Captain Decent

    Westport 7/16

    Too warm for Albies. Yeah that’s it. I’ll gladly trade some alberts for some mahi or yellowtail though.
  382. Captain Decent

    2019 OTC Deep Canyon Challenge.

    You’re up early
  383. Captain Decent

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    These outriggers were made for a boat like that not my 30 footer! That’s a nice looking boat!
  384. Captain Decent

    VanStaal Fighting Chair

    Still available. Come get it before the tweakers realize there is stainless on it.
  385. Captain Decent

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    Still available
  386. Captain Decent

    For Sale Fighting Chair by Pompanette

    Still available just sayin
  387. Captain Decent

    Where and what to fish for?

    Please be very careful while you’re in Seattle. Homeless are a major trip hazard right now. Don’t touch any public surface with your bare hands and wear safety rates shoes to protect against used needle pokes.
  388. Captain Decent

    Nothing to get excited about here...

    Anyone getting worried yet? This is pretty late in the year.
  389. Captain Decent

    Trailer Bunk Configuration

    I’d be interested what kind are they?
  390. Captain Decent

    Trailer Bunk Configuration

    I’m trying to fit this trailer to the Bertram using the little info I could obtain about the hull dimensions. Here’s what I mocked up so far. 2 main beams outboard each side. Beams are 6x12 and about 7-1/2ft long each. I cut a 24 degree angle in the top to match the dead rise. I’ll probably...
  391. Captain Decent

    Need some knowledge.........

    Both of your options suck. The 7.5 is too small. The 20 probably won’t be great either with a relatively small prop. Both will choke you out, will require a remote tank, aren’t electric start andI don’t think they’re easy to convert to remote controls. Don’t cheap out. You need a high thrust...
  392. Captain Decent

    2 ft itis...well...3.5 ft itis..new boat time

    Yeah but this guy is looking at 21 footers
  393. Captain Decent

    2 ft itis...well...3.5 ft itis..new boat time

    Just throwing this out there and not answering your question but aluminum is so overpriced right now. If you consider glass you can make your money go a lot further. Parker 2120, Grady adventurer 208 come to mind.
  394. Captain Decent

    WTC. Still room for teams. Lets GO!!!!

    I’m not sure what happened the last couple years to where it tanked but in its heyday it was a pretty cool event. I think a string of bad weather, poor fishing didn’t help either. Hopefully we can get it back to selling out in the first couple days again.
  395. Captain Decent

    WTC. Still room for teams. Lets GO!!!!

    Does anyone else but BD know about this? Have you posted on any Facebook pages? This used to be in high demand. Bd seems to be shrinking maybe we need some new blood?
  396. Captain Decent

    First time for everything

    If it’s any consolation we found a raccoon cadaver floating around our moorage this weekend.
  397. Captain Decent

    2’ itis Ballin style

    99.9% of those never leave protected cruising water. Cruising from one marina to another is all that things good for. There’s a couple of them moored next to me right now. Beautiful boats but you’re 10ft above the water and you’re either inside the boat or clinging to the edge. If I retire as...
  398. Captain Decent

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    Guys who do this rarely have their shit together. You and elk fins may be the exception but “this guy” usually ends up jackknifed in the center of the ramp and cranks like hell to get the motor started and then erratically veers out of the marina at high speed because the motor will die if it...
  399. Captain Decent

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    Nice. I’ve never understood the need for someone to ride the boat down the ramp. Or hook it up to the front bumper for that matter.
  400. Captain Decent

    Fuck it I want a new truck

    If 100k is all it takes to get your brand loyalty a dodge could almost work for you and look cooler doing it.
  401. Captain Decent

    Power oil extractor recommendation?

    This is what I got. Pro tip though you gotta seal the pickup hose to the dipstick tube or it will suck air.
  402. Captain Decent

    Power oil extractor recommendation?

    You can borrow mine I just bought a pretty cool tank with a pump on it. I’ll trade you for a nav chip
  403. Captain Decent

    33 hp jet motor

    That thing is cool.
  404. Captain Decent

    BD is going down the wrong hole.

    If BD goes to a pay site does anyone want to be my sponsor cause I have a $0 budget for that kind of thing.
  405. Captain Decent

    Turn Key 2320 Parker extended cabin

    Classic. Fuckin tire kicker blaming his wife...
  406. Captain Decent

    Fuck it I want a new truck

    Yeah the 6.0 and 6.4.
  407. Captain Decent

    Fuck it I want a new truck

    I’m with cohoho on this. Put me down as another guy who got what he deserved for buying a dodge. I heard that pimping ain’t cheap, gotta go with ford or Chevy. Loving my 2012 6.7 ford.
  408. Captain Decent

    Porta porty

    I know your wife is behind this. Stand your ground. For some reason women are obsessed with toilets where boats are concerned. It’s like their #1 priority. $5 Home Depot bucket, $10 Walmart toilet seat, heave ho over the side. Done. I got no time for holding tanks, port o potties, pumpouts...
  409. Captain Decent

    GW Shark or Salmon Shark

    Why didn’t someone put a bait on that thing?!
  410. Captain Decent

    Looking at picking up a New To Me Boat

    I wouldn’t be scared of the mercury oil injections. As long as the alarm system is intact it’s pretty reliable. OMCs VRO1 is the oil injection that caused the oil injection paranoia. The mercury/quicksilver system is very finicky though and requires a well maintained system or any imperfection...
  411. Captain Decent

    Looking for advise...Japan to San Fran

    She needs a 50 gallon defiance bait tank, 3 scoops of anchovies, half a tote of shaved ice, kill bags, gaff, and an avet on a thrasher rod.
  412. Captain Decent

    Looking for advise...Japan to San Fran

    If safety was #1 she wouldn’t be rowing across the pacific.
  413. Captain Decent

    Looking to buy a boat

    That’s optimistic. Never saw an north river on the ocean I didn’t pass and I only cruise at 28kts just sayin. Thats in the old Grady.
  414. Captain Decent

    Lift in Westport?

    does Westport have a sling or travel lift of any kind available to haul boats with? I’ve never seen one but I assume there must be one around.
  415. Captain Decent

    If'n it ain't one thing, it's another

    I don’t know about you but all I saw were some emaciated whales Too stressed to eat due to boat noise.
  416. Captain Decent

    Yamaha 9.9 high thrust SOLD

    Severed fuel lines and cutoff battery cables greatly reduces value.
  417. Captain Decent

    Source for boat lettering/graphics

    Trailer is secured.
  418. Captain Decent

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    Price drop. Blowing these things out for $3500.
  419. Captain Decent

    WTB antennaes

    Got it taken care of. I’m yet to discover anything on this boat that wasn’t overkill.
  420. Captain Decent

    Defiance 220ex repower

    You’re critically overpropped or something is wrong with the motor. Do not run that motor until you get the prop figured out or you will burn it up fast. 4400 is not even in the ballpark. What was the motor on before?
  421. Captain Decent

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    had you told us about being from Cali earlier we wouldn’t have been so easy on you.
  422. Captain Decent

    WTB antennaes

    They’re about 20ft with a 4 ft extension. They’re awesome but they require extensive bracing not to rip the bridge apart in rough seas. Used to be secured to the arch but I took all that stuff off.
  423. Captain Decent

    WTB antennaes

    i need some (2) 8ft antennae’s. I’ve got these 20 footers that just gotta come off. Let me know if you got a pair for sale.
  424. Captain Decent

    Source for boat lettering/graphics

    @Reel Hooker is gonna wrap my boat and he doesn’t even know it yet.
  425. Captain Decent

    Boat Buying Advice 195 Tiderunner w/ 115 Yammie 2-Stroke

    Those are great motors but with anything that vintage, no matter how well it checks out, be prepared for a repower at anytime. Actually pretty much applies with any motor but that ones 30 years old to boot. And any boat that age is really gonna need a refit and constant repairs to keep it on...
  426. Captain Decent

    Bad News....Another lost..

    Cliffs above wawawai...pound it
  427. Captain Decent

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    How is it secured? Make sure it isn’t sitting against the hull.
  428. Captain Decent

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    Might want to check to see if foam is on the work order
  429. Captain Decent

    Odd break, Cannon dr

    Asking a lot of any gunwhale mounted base to hold up to yanking pots for very long.
  430. Captain Decent

    Mustang inflatable life jackets

    6 need cartridges?! Damn maybe You need higher rails!
  431. Captain Decent

    Anyone Fishing MA10?

    Nuts? No. 90% of the time a 14 footer in the sound is almost perfect. Ok maybe 75% of the time but just avoid the 25%.
  432. Captain Decent

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    Still available just sayin
  433. Captain Decent

    Fresh Pavement on the Tuna Highway

    For the last couple years that’s really just pointing out the obvious.
  434. Captain Decent

    Fresh Pavement on the Tuna Highway

    I think a lot of that is the heat wave were in and not so much warm currents but I’ll remain optimistic!
  435. Captain Decent

    Crab Seasons Announced

    Well yeah, but it’s just for ceremony and subsistence.
  436. Captain Decent

    2019-2020 WDFW Regs Are Out

    Hey now, they’ll get to it soon enough. Hang tight and stay flexible.
  437. Captain Decent

    2019-2020 WDFW Regs Are Out

    All the paper copy is doing is getting people in trouble. Why even print it when they just make the rules and seasons up as they go anyway?
  438. Captain Decent

    Baby barnickles?

    That’s fast work for barnacles. No bottom paint I assume? Lots of nasty algae going on right now that fouls up the bottom but my boats been in since the 30th and I don’t see anything but scum buildup.
  439. Captain Decent

    Unusual Recommendation Request

    Xraps could lead to an injury, especially for rookies.
  440. Captain Decent

    Help Me Find Tax Loopholes

    Well I sure won’t be hiring any of you guys for accounting work. You guys suck at finding tax loopholes. Jay inslee is probably walking my marina right now impounding my yacht boat.
  441. Captain Decent

    Tuna (live bait) rod recommendation

    We run an assortment of tica wasabis and shimano trevalas mostly. Both solid, wasabi has the edge in color and name. Equal in functionality.
  442. Captain Decent

    Help Me Find Tax Loopholes

    I just need to sell the outriggers, fighting chair and radar arch and that might almost cover the raping I’m about to receive from the state.
  443. Captain Decent

    Help Me Find Tax Loopholes

    Normally I’d have worked on the BOS sales price but it was through a broker and I paid cash on the barrelhead so no interest write offs for a loan.
  444. Captain Decent

    Help Me Find Tax Loopholes

    I’m looking for any tax loopholes I can find before I lose my ass at the DMV in sales tax. I went in once and they turned me away cause I bought a CG documented vessel and they didn’t know how to deal with it. It doesn’t have any reg numbers on it. Guessing I still have to register it. Does...
  445. Captain Decent

    Jackpole

    I like the bamboo idea. That’s old school
  446. Captain Decent

    For Sale Fighting Chair by Pompanette

    Pompanette Fighting Chair. This thing is heavy duty and quite fancy. $1300. Pretty good shape. Would look really nice with refinished wood. Located in Seattle, wa
  447. Captain Decent

    For Sale Rupp Outriggers Tournament

    entire rupp rigger tournament set. Poles are 30+ft long, folding bases for operation from a bridge or tower, halyards, center rigger and mount. $5000 for whole set. Hard to get a good picture of them but they are in good condition. Located in Seattle, wa
  448. Captain Decent

    Jackpole

    let’s get some good bait stops going first then we can start breaking out the jackpoles. It’s been a while since I could say we had a WFO baitstop. Been a handful here and there for the last couple years for us.
  449. Captain Decent

    Pair of 2017 mercury 115 command thrust 4 stoke 25" leg (almost new)

    What’s the history? Why were they pulled after just 6 hours? I’m looking to repower a Grady 226 with these potentially.
  450. Captain Decent

    Rupp Outrigger Set

    this really pains me but I may have to let these bad boys go. Rupp rigger tournament outriggers with bases, mounts, halyards, center rigger, the whole set. These are a sight to behold and are like 30ft maybe more. You will have the biggest spread on the west coast and look like a total badass...
  451. Captain Decent

    Beat This Local Knowledge (Pic Heavy)

    weren’t they just recently freaking out about hatchery sturgeon that just had to be caught and killed cause they are a threat to wild fish? Either way looks like an awesome time. Those things are badass.
  452. Captain Decent

    Crab open dates wtf

    The wdfw runs it so keep your expectations low.
  453. Captain Decent

    26 osprey repower

    Who’s doing the work? Looks very nice.
  454. Captain Decent

    Aluminum Radar Arch

    Yes I can modify it. I would charge for this but give you a good rate to get it out the door.
  455. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    It’s a conol lift kinda like a travellift but requires a tractor. Really cool marina and very nice people.
  456. Captain Decent

    Defiance Admiral 220ex fuel access

    Check fuel filler hose and COG.
  457. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    C17. I’ll be there all tomorrow hosing her down. How about you?
  458. Captain Decent

    VanStaal Fighting Chair

    Actually it does have cup holders! 2 in fact. Plus a bait table and tackle storage. Probably why I shattered 2 vertebrae lifting it out of the truck.
  459. Captain Decent

    Using decent devises while halibut or bottom fishing

    I was thinking the same thing. Probably better off keeping it closed. Plus how did they go from next to extinct to WFO just like that? Sounds like their data was fucked from the start.
  460. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    We’ll be in the sound through mid July. It’s in Tacoma at chinook right now. Got a lot of cleaning and rigging to do.
  461. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    Boat arrived today. Got r splashed by zittels marina in oly.
  462. Captain Decent

    Using decent devises while halibut or bottom fishing

    Call them out. Takes a POS to find a loophole to waste fish.
  463. Captain Decent

    Aluminum Radar Arch

    Just took this arch off muh boat for transport and I’m not going to reuse it because it’s too tall to trailer. Pretty stout. Mainly made of 2”x1/8” tube. Approximate dimensions are 7-1/2ft W x 5ft L x 7-1/2ft tall. I’m looking to get $1500 for it and could give you a good deal to make slight...
  464. Captain Decent

    VanStaal Fighting Chair

    think you’re legit son? Take your offshore game to hero status with this pompanette fighting chair. This thing is a tank. Probably upwards of 200lbs. Just took it off the Bertram. Anyone interested? Make a reasonable offer .
  465. Captain Decent

    VanStaal Titanium Pliers

    And I thought I was looking legit with my holstered p-line aluminum’s.
  466. Captain Decent

    VanStaal Titanium Pliers

    Damn these would have looked good next to my collection of yetis and faberge eggs.
  467. Captain Decent

    Pursuit 2350 Rebuild

    Looking good!
  468. Captain Decent

    Has anyone seen this pic?

    I can already see that opening up canary retention is gonna have an impact on YE because of stupids
  469. Captain Decent

    Has anyone seen this pic?

    Could they be? Sure. But they aren’t. These are one of the easiest fish to ID unless your only identifier is orange. But for the sake of education, this is also a yelloweye but a juvenile. They don’t look like their parents much at all. I don’t know how big they get before they take on their...
  470. Captain Decent

    Has anyone seen this pic?

    Nothing over 15. If you can’t ID a yellow eye I wouldn’t expect them to be very accurate on weights and measures. With those yellow eye they must have made the run to the ocean.
  471. Captain Decent

    Best Jump Start Power Pack

    Ok but what about helping out other boaters? Can’t leave em to drift and I don’t want to raft up and run jumpers.
  472. Captain Decent

    Wanted- crawl space cleaners, Olympia

    I would keep those details to myself until after they contracted to complete the job!
  473. Captain Decent

    Hand made jigs

    They won’t work but I can dispose of your remaining inventory for you.
  474. Captain Decent

    oops! fuzzy math, honest mistake or ???

    If only there was like a spread sheet that you could like put formulas into and when you dropped on numbers it would like calculate them. Read: need more tax revenue for training
  475. Captain Decent

    Pot hauler

    I’d sure like to see someone try to pull 2 pots from 300ft at the same time. But from afar, in a different boat. Sounds like a shit show. No off the shelf electric is going to haul 2 pots very long. The Scotty is a poor mans puller. Not a bad unit but certainly not very HD. Not to mention beats...
  476. Captain Decent

    Westport boat launch parking

    A posted time limit would help reduce misunderstandings I think
  477. Captain Decent

    Predators eating adult salmon

    Hence the name “salmon shark”. Give these guys a Pulitzer or some shit for this ground breaking discovery.
  478. Captain Decent

    Anyone Know Pacific Trade and Transport or Blue Coast Yacht?

    this is a locally based transport company. They want to transport my boat. Can anyone vouch for them?
  479. Captain Decent

    WOW

    With all these 2010 posts it’s amazing to see how many members we’ve scared off over the years.
  480. Captain Decent

    Canary retention limits.

    Can’t wait to overfish these now that the population is healthy again.
  481. Captain Decent

    Impeller Rubber

    99% your impeller already comes from China. Give me a choice and I’ll take anything else and I’m gonna assume I got the good shit.
  482. Captain Decent

    Ugly stik repair

    Sounds like something you’d do if you grew up in the Great Depression. I admire your ambition!
  483. Captain Decent

    Who’s the prop guru? Need lower planing speed.

    Have you always had to go full throttle to get on plane? That seems way off. What’s your WOT rpm? I don’t know sea sports well performance wise but with twin 150s it should definitely push it better than that. I had twin 150s on a 25 footer. Planed easily at 16 knots and was a much deeper vee.
  484. Captain Decent

    No floaters!

    I wouldn’t doubt wdfw uses floater counts to open and close fisheries. Too many floaters=closures due to bycatch mortality. Too few floaters=closures due to low stocks as indicated by less bycatch. Either way, nice to see some improvement out there. Morale killer when you put extra effort in to...
  485. Captain Decent

    2004 Northriver soft top

    John will you take $1000 for it?
  486. Captain Decent

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    I have no skin in the game I will be high and dry this go round.
  487. Captain Decent

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    As far as I can tell it’s May 9th is the first day of the restriction. The appellate court has submitted it to the state Supreme Court for an official ruling.
  488. Captain Decent

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    I just went to the wdfw website for dates on the 20 fathom rule and it told me to check the wdfw website for the dates.
  489. Captain Decent

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    Fucking civilians and their....hobbies.
  490. Captain Decent

    Bolo

    Aw shit. Not sure What’s worse getting waked out or suffering a parking lot roundhouse kick to the midsection?
  491. Captain Decent

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    Brilliant. Then when you call and they tell you something else and it doesn’t match the website which doesn’t match the pamphlet. Then what.
  492. Captain Decent

    23 ft Duckworth Sinks Near Desception Pass 5/2/19 One Fatality

    There ain’t any rogue waves nor any swell in this area. Dangerous currents yes but swell and rogues, no. The pass is more dangerous than the WP bar IMO and if your boat has trouble in a following sea, avoid the pass during times of current. On the other hand I’d like to congratulate the...
  493. Captain Decent

    WTB Looking for Parker 2520

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/edmonds-2011-parker-2520-xld/6881962616.html In washington
  494. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    Working on transport. It closes this week. Takes time sending paperwork back and forth. Sadly will probably miss halibut and shrimp in the sound this year. We will spend the spring and early summer cruising the lower sound before moving her out to WP for the summer.
  495. Captain Decent

    Coastie Bruthas come through again!

    I’m with Patrick. No one wishes any harm but It’s people like this guy that are the reason I have to endure 40 minute searches By up to 3 different LE agencies nearly every trip I take. And sometimes guys die bailing them out. If we gotta put up with these stops and boaters Ed cars bullshit, I...
  496. Captain Decent

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    I’m loving the red accents!
  497. Captain Decent

    Coastie Bruthas come through again!

    Great work from the white and red. Captain and crew of said 33 footer pretty incompetent tho. Know your boat. Sea cock shutoff is day 1 shit.
  498. Captain Decent

    For Sale Ex Condition 2016 24 foot Northriver Seahawk

    Wow that thing has one hell of a deck! Lot of room back there. Damn near drive it from the bow pulpit! What’s its top speed?
  499. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    Yeah, we were drooling all over that 35 at the show. I thought it was funny cause on the survey the surveyor listed replacement cost to be $750000! I guess that 35 would be the closest equivalent.
  500. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    Can’t recall thought it started with an “s” but here is a pic
  501. Captain Decent

    The Fleet Just Got Bigger

    i fucked up and bought a boat again. Just got back from the east coast for a sea trial on this thing. Surveyed well so we flew out to sea trial it in tornado watch winds. Very surprised they allowed us out as it was extremely choppy, windy and rainy. So much so that it blew at least one boat...
  502. Captain Decent

    looking for La Push runing partner for may1st,2nd&4th

    Don’t be scared homie. Just bring plenty of flares.
  503. Captain Decent

    The Myth of Cat Stability

    A little east coast wind shoved it right off its blocks. Lucky for the owner it’s glass and nearly indestructable. Thoughts and prayers for the white zukes though.
  504. Captain Decent

    WDFG Fee/license increase

    We all love Ron and company for their hard work and dedication and all they’ve done for us. However, the guys above are voicing a concern that many of us have about the strange bed fellows tactic we have been using. It may be revisionist history, but it doesn’t appear to be working. How a hard...
  505. Captain Decent

    Next Tow Rig?

    Boats of that style crack me up. It’s like they’re designed to keep you as far away from the water as possible. Like a pod. Very tall, completely covered, no open space, just a bunch of couches that you might get a glimpse of the water from if you’re tall enough. I’ll take the trailer if it...
  506. Captain Decent

    WDFG Fee/license increase

    It’s important because bureaucratic waste is up 20% this year. If only I could pay the hatcheries directly and skip the middlemen, I’d actually be down.
  507. Captain Decent

    Boccaccio rock fish

    Very oily and fishy. Not good at all imo. Unsightly fish. Looks like it’s already been dead awhile. Plus not sure you can keep them anymore unless the rules changed back. They’re a deep water species only. Tough to descend too. 20+lbs and a mouth the size of a 5 gallon bucket.
  508. Captain Decent

    Another why aluminum is superior to fiberglass thread...

    Meh, landed in a cushy snowbank. See rtb’s 282 that did work on dry pavement. Truth is an aluminum boat is one big sacrificial anode. 5052 and 5086 have slightly higher strength numbers but when you consider the thickness used in production vs an upper tier glass boat, the numbers favor the...
  509. Captain Decent

    Twwwooooo weeks!!!!!!!

    I will not be out there under my own power but may see you guys out there la push or sekiu as someone’s deckhand.
  510. Captain Decent

    FS: 18' Fiberform 115 hp Merc Outboard

    I’ll let you know in a month after you sell it or not!
  511. Captain Decent

    North of Falcon Updates

    Who said anyone was looking for a solution?
  512. Captain Decent

    Almar in CA

    At least the dude came clean before more time was wasted. I just blew hundreds on a survey on a boat that failed badly despite extensive research.
  513. Captain Decent

    Westport Moorage available in June/July

    Good lookin out Eric! Actually I need July thru September most likely.
  514. Captain Decent

    Mutiny bay Halibut

    No ramp in Edmonds, just a sling at the marina. There is a ramp at mukilteo though. There are halibut spread throughout the entire sound to some degree and it’s always a possibility. I personally have never caught on it the sound proper but it does happen. With the limited season it’s tough to...
  515. Captain Decent

    +1 for Shockwave seats... -1 for Verado... Literally!

    “Mark the spot, mark the spot, mark the spot, mark the spot, mark the spot, mark the spot, we’ll pickle it.”
  516. Captain Decent

    WP ice

    Doesn’t help much. Once the ice starts melting it’s a real mofo. The forklift operation is as easy as it gets otherwise you are hand trucking the ice down the dock or doing the bucket brigade.
  517. Captain Decent

    +1 for Shockwave seats... -1 for Verado... Literally!

    Best PR guy ever (hawksfan take notes). This guy can turn anything into a sales pitch, even catastrophic rigging failure!
  518. Captain Decent

    Osprey Northwind 22

    Maybe true but you are surely fending off tire kickers. If someone is serious about the boat, a 5 hour drive is nothing. It’s an expensive investment and a boat isn’t like a car where there is 100 of any model within an hours drive. That’s a unique, low production model that will require the...
  519. Captain Decent

    Beer flash

    I would be in
  520. Captain Decent

    Boat Survey CA

    You might try posting on the hull truth. I did, looking for a surveyor on the east coast and got some referrals.
  521. Captain Decent

    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    12ft requires pilot car. It doesn’t help that absolutely no information is distributed or made available when you buy the permit. In fact it’s not even called an oversized load permit. It’s called an “indivisible load” permit. I had to call because they don’t list a yearly oversize/width load...
  522. Captain Decent

    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Cats suck. Old technology. Trimaran is what you want.
  523. Captain Decent

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    I just mention it because a lot of people assume you can plug in the garden hose and fire it up. Unfortunately, that won’t get water to the impeller, it runs dry and can burn up. I don’t think once for a few minutes would hurt it but I don’t know. Nice to catch it when you did.
  524. Captain Decent

    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Do you mean sport fish cruiser like a Hatteras? Grady 330 is not a prototypical sport fish cruiser but more of a express if I’m not mistaken. Im going to a sport fish cruiser (B31) myself but can’t comment on ride yet. You didn’t mention this specifically but it’s not too far off from the 330...
  525. Captain Decent

    For Sale 2006 Farallon Walkaround

    Maybe he’s been driving it around in reverse?
  526. Captain Decent

    People, jeez

    Thanks safety auditor for your services now go mind your own business. It’s hard to have fun these days with so many safety champions around!
  527. Captain Decent

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    You never know. Me, every couple seasons but a few years ago I rebuilt the lower unit of my dads old 1977 omc I/O. The impeller was pristine and hadn’t been changed in over 20 years. I’ve replaced many and have never seen a bad impeller. Do you happen to run the motor with the hose hooked up...
  528. Captain Decent

    Guess where Billy bob

    Marlboro country?
  529. Captain Decent

    Puget Sound Ling Cod Season

    Sure, but the fishery is managed by the wdfw so anything is possible.
  530. Captain Decent

    Area 10 Shrimp

    That’s incomplete isn’t it? It opens May 11 but typically there’s a second day and hours attached to it. Also, areas that typically have a “season” only say may 11. Typical wdfw shit.
  531. Captain Decent

    Outboard input

    It’s for the better, that thing gots no deck. Now that I’m not shopping for them, I’m seeing a lot of good deals on Grady white marlins which I would recommend highly if you’re after a W/A.
  532. Captain Decent

    Say Goodbye to Ocean Salmon Fishing

    We are the only society that coddles it’s whales yet we are the ones with a crisis. In Washington state you gotta assume the fetal position if a whale farts within 1000 yards of you yet my friend from Mexico just showed me a home video of a fleet of boats literally driving up onto the backs of...
  533. Captain Decent

    Say Goodbye to Ocean Salmon Fishing

    A whale eats 25 salmon a day and somehow I’m the asshole? I’m assuming that’s adult salmon? And apparently only chinook? Add that to the salmon sea lions and seals eat and how are we not in the negative?
  534. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    It will be trucked over on either a lowboy or adjustable trailer. It has a tower but I will have to fly out and take it down. I got to make it around to Westport eventually anyways so I might as well stop at la push on the way out. La push moorage is less than half what Neah Bay wants.
  535. Captain Decent

    Outboard input

    What is the benefit over a standard ACR setup? A typical twin engine setup should have 2 cranking, 2 house batteries.
  536. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    $64/day or $650/month moorage makes that quite impossible.
  537. Captain Decent

    Outboard input

    It’s not just ‘04 225s it’s several years and many 250s were affected also. I’ve had Honda 150s (2004)and Suzuki 250s (2008) and I liked them both. However I’d give the Suzuki’s the edge because they are easier to maintain. They are laid out a little better to access the usual stuff. Also they...
  538. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    Yeah I’d take it around the horn.
  539. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    My problem is the boat will not have a trailer for a while.
  540. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    Won’t know if i don’t ask. Otherwise some random jack wagon on the list will get it rather than a non random jack wagon asking on a forum.
  541. Captain Decent

    What is this animal

    Definitely not a mountain beaver. They are much more low to the ground and shuffle along the ground like a marmot.
  542. Captain Decent

    La Push Sublease?

    yeah shot in the dark here but if anyone’s got a spot at la push in May lmk. Would like to get the new boat out if possible. For some reason I’ve been #15 on the waiting list for 3 years straight. Guess it’s coincidence.
  543. Captain Decent

    Bad news for WTC

    usually there is plenty transient slips but it’s debatable if it helps or not because it’s way easier to get ice on the boat while it’s on the trailer. Or make sure you have lots of storage and good carts. I find it a pia to fill up coolers and kill bags and then try to distribute it again.
  544. Captain Decent

    Fess Up....I'm sure some can relate?

    No, I’m sure you are the first person to think of that, ever.
  545. Captain Decent

    question re. prop guard vs trolling fins

    mount your downriggers farther forward just aft of the helm and there will be no more problems unless you Get up on plane.
  546. Captain Decent

    Walk Around Wooldridge - one word - AWESOME!

    Is that not a pilothouse?
  547. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    I can definitely keep you busy rod. What size tyvek suit and dust mask do you wear?
  548. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    Yeah I have heard that. I will have to make the top hinge at the least. Gonna be on a trailer at some point.
  549. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    No, but that would be nice. Seems like only the early 60s models had that.
  550. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    No, I’m gonna be bombing swimbaits from the bridge! Definitely keeping the flybridge. So far the project list for it is: 1. Make the top frame fold down or possibly get rid of it. 2. Outfit a trailer 3. New cushions 4. Paint 5. Clear bait tank 6. Replace all the misc hardware that is worn...
  551. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    Nice! The one I am in the process of buying is a ‘74 with 2007 Yanmar 315’s. Still has to pass survey and sea trial though so we shall see. Survey should be done within a week then in flying out.
  552. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    That’s the goal, minus the She-tecs! That is some beautiful work.
  553. Captain Decent

    24’ allied

    Dual consoles must be a tall guy thing
  554. Captain Decent

    WTB small chunk of 12 or 10 gauge wire

    I got a bunch of 10g in Covington for you if you want to come pick it up.
  555. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    Nope, definitely got some work to do. I need to prioritize my cosmetic projects but paint will be right up there after outfitting a trailer. Probably bad luck to post before the deal closes but here are a couple pics. The white on white won’t last long.
  556. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    Just picked up this sweet Sportfisher
  557. Captain Decent

    Painting a Hull?

    Anyone ever painted a fiberglass hull? Thinking about giving it a shot. My fiberglass guy estimated $10k which blew my mind. I’m a die hard DIYer and not afraid to take a swing at it although my painting skills are novice at best. The high estimate makes me wonder if there’s waaaay more to it...
  558. Captain Decent

    Salmon seasons and quotas

    I think he wanted to know when those are...
  559. Captain Decent

    School Me on Moorage

    Thanks guys. I called on some of your suggestions. Tyee looks like a good option. Pretty reasonable prices and availability. Des Moines has a 1-2 year waiting list and wants $30 up front and $25/year just to be on the waiting list! Narrows doesn’t have availability at the moment. Got a lot more...
  560. Captain Decent

    School Me on Moorage

    Westport and la push are right in there on price. I expect puget sound rates to average more but I figured some of the smaller marinas might offer better rates I guess I just gotta look around. I guess I better invest in a good trailer sooner than later but with the Grady gone it’s kind of nice...
  561. Captain Decent

    School Me on Moorage

    Which goal?
  562. Captain Decent

    School Me on Moorage

    I’m trying to work out a scenario that looks like this: moor the boat a couple months at a time at various marinas. Ideally it would be at la push April thru May, Maybe come back to the sound June and July, then to Westport August and September, then back to my house on the trailer for the...
  563. Captain Decent

    Any word on shrimp dates?

    More research is needed to rule this out. Plus killer whales really don’t like yellow buoys, it ruins their appetite.
  564. Captain Decent

    Team Defiance Capsized in SD Halibut Tourney

    this is weird, g-spot usually responds better to opposing view points...
  565. Captain Decent

    Just a tip

    ....and they know that and can create infinitely more of these dilemas
  566. Captain Decent

    Just a tip

    Pretty soon your paycheck will just go directly to Washington state and they will issue you an allowance. Thanks lib’rals!
  567. Captain Decent

    The Choice

    I am generally not impressed with Hewes but I crawled on the 27 offshore at the boat show and loved it. We were seriously thinking about buying one but for lack of camping ability. The boat show price was $130 which is comparatively very low priced.
  568. Captain Decent

    Grady White Marlin 28 with 4 stroke Power

    Mostly looking at Bertram 31s. throwing low balls at the east coast right now. Crunching numbers, drawing up logistic scenarios... Damn boats why you so expensive?!
  569. Captain Decent

    FYI new NR OS. Layout

    Bigger drains might be in order for that bathtub up front. Also visibility might be inhibited by the funky split window but it looks cool and would be nice to easily access the bow.
  570. Captain Decent

    WTB: Pipe Jigs

    I was busting his chops on the raw lead bar but I have ran Norwegians and as much as I hate to admit it, the pipe flat out out fishes it. Sure you will catch fish on the Norwegian but the damn pipe is better.
  571. Captain Decent

    WTB: Pipe Jigs

    Is that an example of one of the awesome jigs?
  572. Captain Decent

    2013 Forest River Tracer RV

    Nevermind, “Life changes” usually = baby
  573. Captain Decent

    2013 Forest River Tracer RV

    “Life changes” Nice trailer, don’t panic. I went through “life changes” too, sold all my toys and then had to buy all new ones 6 months later when I realized everything was gonna be alright.
  574. Captain Decent

    Anyone fished out of Chile?

    The whole world is trying to introduce hatchery salmon and producing world class fisheries and here we are up here doing our best to fuck everything up.
  575. Captain Decent

    Is it just me or my eyes?

    Yeah it did. I don’t like change either.
  576. Captain Decent

    Road grime removal

    I can’t help you with the road grime but a hammer and crowbar should get that tundra emblem off. ‘Murica!
  577. Captain Decent

    Anyone fished out of Chile?

    Fresh or salt? I know Patagonia is world renowned for trophy trout.
  578. Captain Decent

    WTB: Triple Axle Trailer

    Was the one you almost bought the one in poulsbo or a different one?
  579. Captain Decent

    WTB: Triple Axle Trailer

    Diesels for sure. Did some math and shit and realized I would need 2 more jobs to pay for gas @ .5 mpg. They’re beautiful boats my only apprehension is the shear age and being generally overpriced. I gotta find one that’s a daily driver and not just an antique.
  580. Captain Decent

    WTB: Triple Axle Trailer

    We don’t have one picked out exactly but we are pretty sure it’s gonna be a Bertram 31.
  581. Captain Decent

    WTB: Triple Axle Trailer

    Reasons... I got a long way to go. But the right trailer could save me big money in shipping costs. We are looking at boats that are rarely trailered. With our fisheries a trailer is a must so I need to round one up.
  582. Captain Decent

    Bait jars

    How are you breaking them? Let’s address the root cause...
  583. Captain Decent

    WTB: Triple Axle Trailer

    looking for a tri axle trailer in good condition. The higher the capacity the better. What you got?
  584. Captain Decent

    Any word on shrimp dates?

    6th Tuesday afternoon in May between the hours of 1:00 pm and 6 hours before dusk. Artificial bait only.
  585. Captain Decent

    Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica

    Nice assortment! We also paid six-large for a full day inshore on a panga equivalent. Tipped a little more than half what you did though! We should have hooked up and split an offshore trip on one of those badass sport fisher yachts!
  586. Captain Decent

    Ugly Bayliner fab shop CLOSED!!

    Steve's fab skills really are top notch. Good luck with your construction business!
  587. Captain Decent

    Swordfish?

    We are down. We keep trying to pull off an overnighter for swords etc that hasn't materialized due to weather and whatnot but they are definitely out there. I don't know nothing about swords but I was planning on deep dropping a small albacore or humboldt.
  588. Captain Decent

    The Rich Coast

    Figured I'd throw a shot out from Costa Rica. Having a blast down here. Seen alot of stuff I've only read about. Fishing has not been hot for us but we have seen some beautiful fish and scenery. Love watching the manta rays and porpoises. Sails breaching and finning is pretty spectacular too. We...
  589. Captain Decent

    Grady White Marlin 28 with 4 stroke Power

    It's propped correctly. Fuel burn is right in line with what can be expected from 500hp 30ft. Never short on power or torque. Normal running you can see 1.5nmpg but I plan for 1 on the ocean.
  590. Captain Decent

    Defiance 220ex repower

    250hp is the max and it's a dog with 225? How does this hull perform overall?
  591. Captain Decent

    Duckworth crapper

    Howard, women who refuse to shit in buckets are called practice girls
  592. Captain Decent

    Duckworth crapper

    This is of no help at all but All I know is a 5 gallon bucket holds 5 gallons. I removed my holding tanks for fuel storage. I'd rather hold fuel than shit. Seems like a no Brainer to me but I have lost alot of potential sales on my boat because of this. Maybe I should break down. Or maybe they...
  593. Captain Decent

    Another moving to Washington thread

    That's a good all around boat you have there so you're set there. Politics are a factor though. Only the liberal elite and homeless make it here. Enumclaw really is the best of the worst though. One of my favorite towns.
  594. Captain Decent

    Grady White Marlin 28 with 4 stroke Power

    When I was shopping, the problem was that almost all are either running the original die hard ox66 yamahas or the dreaded f225. Found this one with low hour df250s and if I were to repower a boat I'd be shopping for df250s. I think there is a little bit of grady fatigue out there but I cannot...
  595. Captain Decent

    Grady White Marlin 28 with 4 stroke Power

    Anyone looking at a grady has exquisite taste and will appreciate the kick ass graphics on the side! But Luckily they are vinyl and can be removed in 30 minutes. I may very well be running this boat for another season as I don't want to let it go during prime time which is just around the corner.
  596. Captain Decent

    Grady White Marlin 28 with 4 stroke Power

    It is still for sale. I took a deposit on it back in October but the buyer defaulted and it's back on the market. Figured it would fly out the door too. I really do love this boat and the layout I may be cutting my own throat getting rid of it now but we are gonna jump into a classic...
  597. Captain Decent

    For Sale Grady White Marlin 28 w/4 strokes

    Yes, I installed a 6" deck plate on each side of the euro transom and it's still a pia especially on the port side. I also made a bridge across the controls cable that I think is a big improvement. I'll try to take pics tomorrow
  598. Captain Decent

    For Sale Grady White Marlin 28 w/4 strokes

    Thanks! Shes an offshore killer!
  599. Captain Decent

    WTB: Pipe Jigs

    I'll be making a bunch of 2lbers in about a month.
  600. Captain Decent

    Truck Questions

    If you're not running what I'm running, what you're running is crap
  601. Captain Decent

    Truck Questions

    The 6.0 and 6.4 were both international. The 6.7 is the in house ford diesel. There are no inherent design flaws that you will see recurring with the exception of the 2011 turbos and egr problems which are inherent to any vehicle that is required to have one. Inconvenient but it's not gonna...
  602. Captain Decent

    Truck Questions

    Fuck gas. I have no idea why there is a market for full sized gassers or full sized 1/2 tons for that matter. My resume is 1999 ford 7.3, 2005 dodge 5.9 HO cummins, 2012 ford 6.7. Let me start by assuring you the Dodge is a complete POS and you will become either a very experienced drive train...
  603. Captain Decent

    Anybody with a snow plow?

    Great job, excellent effort but there's alot of room for improvement.
  604. Captain Decent

    For Sale Grady White Marlin 28 w/4 strokes

    Open to offers as we are trying to pursue a sportfisher on the east coast!
  605. Captain Decent

    Back in the Day

    Regardless, there was an overall significant decline in squid.
  606. Captain Decent

    Would you turn them in?

    Snitches get stitches
  607. Captain Decent

    Back in the Day

    With the population density, everything in the PS is at high risk. How many times are we going to watch the same movie? If you open up Cutts they will be gone. Fishermen can't keep their mouths shut. There weren't any squid this year. Some say El nino, I say you put enough buckets of squid in...
  608. Captain Decent

    Back in the Day

    I guess It's all relative. In the lower PS (Whidbey south) you have a reef here, a wreck there, a few rocks but not very many expanses of high relief bottom like you have in the islands for example. And almost no kelp forests. I think this sporadic habitat makes for a not-very-robust population.
  609. Captain Decent

    Back in the Day

    I'm very skeptical of rockfish management. A few years ago the experts werent even sure if yelloweye and bocaccio every existed in the sound. Any old timer or even I could answer that question. The PS doesn't have very much rockfish habitat and the wdfw will raise the limit to 10 as soon as the...
  610. Captain Decent

    Whidbey Keystone Launch or Cornett Bay

    Haha! I tried that move at Washington Park on Memorial day and literally everyone there wanted to kick my ass. There was a massive backup cause one boat at a time would dock and sit there until a guy hiked up the hill to retrieve the truck, sometimes from the overflow, and came back. I had my...
  611. Captain Decent

    Polishing Aluminum

    There is a really cool product out there that is great for low grade Polish. I will take a pic when I get home. But it's basically red scotch brite in a pad. There's alot of variations but this particular one is great for a quick Polish if you don't need mirror quality. They're hard to find bit...
  612. Captain Decent

    For Sale Grady White Marlin 28 w/4 strokes

    Grady white marlin 28. 1989 hull. 2008 suzuki 250 engines with about 450 hours. Runs great, very reliable. Recent oil, fluid, filters, impeller changes. No corrosion. Boat has tons of new accessories. New fuel tanks and fuel accessories, rigid acrylic enclosure, built in bait tank, new pumps...
  613. Captain Decent

    trailer weight distribution reminder

    But When you tow with a Ford you don't have to do math and shit. Just lower the ball and hammer down.
  614. Captain Decent

    BOL biteme Brian

    Sounds like a "missed connection" situation
  615. Captain Decent

    New boat at show?

    What part did you not like? I looked closely at the thruster tube on the Bert. Nice leading edge build up and trailing scoop. Bertram 35 retro is a cool day boat. With that said the sales guy was less than helpful. I asked to see the engine room and he said he could show me pics off his phone...
  616. Captain Decent

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    I'm setting up an overnight Kayak tuna trip if anyone wants to sign up...
  617. Captain Decent

    How big a boat do you need for Washington Tuna?

    Gotta paddle your ass off just to troll. Total badasses.
  618. Captain Decent

    Need Boat Show Ticket

    The guy with the biggest boat in the fleet is looking for a free ticket!
  619. Captain Decent

    Costa Rica "Must See" List

    If anyone wants to split an offshore trip Feb 23 thru 28th by chance lmk. Otherwise it's just me my wife and kid.
  620. Captain Decent

    Whats it worth

    Tough call. To the average boater it's not worth much. Those engines, even when running are not worth much. My dad has a pair of them and they are the biggest POSs I've ever dealt with. Maybe they're lemons but rarely will both motors be running at any given time. To the right person though...
  621. Captain Decent

    Costa Rica "Must See" List

    Can't wait. Don't have all my shit together yet but we're staying at a couple air b n bs. One overlooking the whale tail near uvita and then at a place in montezuma. Booked an inshore trip with quepos fish adventures and will book an offshore trip up north as well. Coming off a double wrist...
  622. Captain Decent

    Do you tow with Canvas on?

    I replaced my crappie canvas with 3/16 acrylic, I tow at 120 with no issues.
  623. Captain Decent

    How often do YOU replace your line?

    My dad will run 10, 20 I've even seen 30+ year old mono on his gear. Drives me nuts but can't say I've ever seen him break his mainline because of it. I change mine out if it gets twisted.
  624. Captain Decent

    Tie downs optional?

    Maybe he was trying to get more tongue weight. Looks like it worked.
  625. Captain Decent

    WDFW License Question

    Sounds convenient. About the time the paper regs get printed?
  626. Captain Decent

    Something odd about this article...

    This just in: yelloweye rockfish, Oregon spotted frog, sasquatch and spotted owl suspected in recent orca deaths
  627. Captain Decent

    Shorelines of Stone

    I have to view the world in simple ways. There's many complex problems facing salmon but I wonder how much better the situation would be if millions weren't eaten by seals and cormorants. Low hanging fruit is the sweetest.
  628. Captain Decent

    Can I fix my Broken Kenai Kwik Fishing Rod?

    Damn dudes! These things break that often? Maybe pickup a couple backups while you're down there. Crazy when the tip of a broken lami is more than the garbage I run.
  629. Captain Decent

    What the ?

    When bushwhacker fender flares just won't cut it...
  630. Captain Decent

    1/12 PnP

    Decent! Made it look easy!
  631. Captain Decent

    Looking for Honda Mechanic in Kitsap County

    Good luck. I've talked with a few "Honda techs" and they didn't know shit. Not sure what it takes to attain the title. I prefer to take matters into my own hands with the help of a factory manual.
  632. Captain Decent

    Washington Tuna Classic Registration to open on.........

    Should have stayed in Oregon where the competition is easier...
  633. Captain Decent

    Something odd about this article...

    We've done all we can. They won't eat seals, they won't eat humpies. Time to strap a helmet and a feeding tube on these fuckers and call it a day.
  634. Captain Decent

    Coho Killer RIP OFF

    Not only are the lures a direct rip, he took "coho killer" and made it "king slayer"? That's pretty lame. Plus $15 virtually guarantees I'll lose it on the first or second drop.
  635. Captain Decent

    Coasties get paid

    With tax payer money anything is possible.
  636. Captain Decent

    Coasties get paid

    Ok, We've already shipped half our manufacturing to Mexico and the other half to China, now what?