I get boarded about once a year. They must figure that a mild mannered 65 year old won’t cause any problems. I was solo one day and got the lecture about having a throwable pfd within arm’s reach. I agreed but then started to wonder who is going to throw it to me if I fall in.
Here's a Groco bronze thru hull with strainer scoop. I'm sure you could find this at San Diego Marine Exchange or West Marine.
The 533 is narrower than the 540. On the Newells, the first number is the line size and the second two are the capacity.
533 = when using 50 lb mono, the reel will hold 330 yards
540 = when using 50 lb mono the reel will hold 400 yards.
A few years back they would sell a kayak scoop, but only to kayaks. When I sold the kayak and got a center console, they would make me buy 1/2 scoop. So that wasn't good for me because I was only out for a couple of hours.
Are the Battallion SPJ rods spiral/acid wrapped? Both the Penn website, TackleDrirect, etc. don't say one way or the other. The pictures looks as though they are not spiral/acid wrapped. Thanks in advance.
Like new Seastar Power Purge Jr for bleeding Seastar hydraulic steering systems. Probably used 3 times. Much faster and does a better job than bleeding manually. These are $999 at West Marine and $968 on Amazon. Will sell for $450.
Sky Dex helm pad measuring 32.25 x 17.25 gray color.
SKYDEX Sea Shocks helm mat utilizes SKYDEX’s patented impact and cushioning technology to cushion your course through smooth sailing or the perfect storm. These anti-fatigue boat mats are engineered to handle a wide variety of boat speeds and...
I had a 26' Bertram Moppie from about 1990 to 2001 or so. It had twin Crusader 165 hp inboards (General Motors six-cylinder engines). Very sweet boat. Very heavy, too. One of the best improvements was adding trim tabs. Loved the inboards. I could thread a needle and spin on a dime with those...
I've spent a number of days on the Steigers owned by SDYC. The both have 200 hp Yamahas. If I were to buy one, I definitely buy more horsepower for faster acceleration and top speed.
Also, compared to my Grady, the ride is much harsher, even with full trim tabs down. Plus I find the seating...
In the San Diego area some of the auto detail stores have a full line of polishers they let you try on a car hood in the store. Maybe you could call around and see if some shops in your area have the same. The one here is called Detail Garage the Detail Superstore. It might be a chain.
I decided to get the Flex PE 14-2 150 which is a rotary. Kinda based on this comment from the rep at Shurhold:
Forced rotation DA polishers are, in my opinion, a really cool tool that works great for specific applications. For instance, when working clear coat on cars a forced rotation DA is a...
13 3/4 x 19
Painted stainless steel
Recently tuned up by Propellers of San Diego
Fits Yamaha 4-stroke 150hp - 300hp
Replacement cost about $570
Every boat should have a spare propeller onboard
Selling for $150
Price reduced to $75
Fiorentino parachute sea anchor
Includes rode and tripping line
Has very high quality stainless swivel and ring
Rated for boats 15' - 30' up to 10,000 lbs
Cost new was about $330
Selling for $150
I forgot to bring the seat cushions when I went to take the pictures. From bow to stern, there is a large cushion for the front casting platform. There is a cushion and backrest for the front of the console. And at the stern each of the corner seats has a cushion and backrest...
2008 Grady-White 180 center console
150hp Yamaha 4 stroke with approximately 450 hours
2015 - Custom single axle galvanized four bunk trailer with disc surge brakes & aluminum wheels by FE Trailers
2015 - Furuno GP-1870F GPS chartplotter and fishfinder with C-Map 4D chart
With the Shelter Island launch closed, I've had to go to Pepper Park or Chula Vista to have access to the Big Bay.
A couple of weeks ago I launched at Pepper Park. All the yellow lined parking spaces for trucks with trailers were full. I parked in one of the white lined spaces for cars and got...
Mix a high ratio of Yamaha Ring Free (or de-carb of your choice) to gas in a portable fuel tank. Maybe 6 gallons. Connect the portable fuel tank to the engine and run it at all RPMs in the water. Disconnect when almost empty and re-connect to your main gas tank.
Then you've cleaned your engine...
Oops, thanks for the reminder...
When I bought my "new to me" boat, the trailer that came with it was garbage. Brake lines had been cut, tires were rotten (one blew out on Hwy 67 going to FE) lights didn't work plus it had those scary EZ Loader rollers.
FE built me a nice box frame galvanized...
I've tried to find ethanol free fuel. Next to impossible in CA. You can buy ethanol free racing fuel in cans for amout $8 per gallon. Imagine a 80 gallon fill up?
Maybe the tables need to be turned and get the engine manufacturers to use parts not affected by ethanol. All the car manufacturers...
Wonder why the trailer has jack stands in the back? Maybe the boat isn't balanced on the trailer, or is too big for the trailer. I think the tongue weight needs to be about 10% of the total weight.
Also may want to consider a higher freeboard boat for ocean use. This one looks like a bay boat.
Cool. I was out there Saturday too, but a little later in the day. I fished the west end of the MLPA and got five yellowtail fast. I was trolling with some old jet head feathers. I was getting double hookups. I never saw a mark on the meter.
I have the same unit but with a 600w transducer. Which 1kw transducer did you get?
BTW you can mark points by a quick push on the event/mob key. Quick push gives you a quick point, long push gives MOB.
I used the Shurhold pair last Saturday and thought it looked good. Took the boat out on Sunday and it picked up an oily waterline stain that I had to work hard to remove. With Meguiars the stain would have washed off.
Next time I'll go back to Meguiars.
I am surprised you didn't scream it at me in all capital letters based on your use of so many exclamation marks.
If you knew Doug, you'd know that he always uses exclamation marks. He's an enthusiastic guy.
BTW, he knows what he's talking about, too.
When I switched from 3 to 4 blade on my Yamaha F150, I went from 19 pitch to 17 and then to 15 pitch. Lessons learned- you will be very happy with the 4 blade and the 4th blade pushes a lot of water. Prop shop kept giving me props n/c until I got it dialed in.
Rancho Bernardo Storage. Secure, friendly, super clean. Plus they have a wash rack and pumpout. I've seen the staff go around and clean off spider webs from trailers and rv's.
Thanks for the replies. I finally had a chance to float the boat and measure the torsion deflection. Clearance from tire to fender is about 1.5 inches with the boat on the trailer and about 3.5 inches with the boat off the trailer.
Does that suggest that the torsion springs are working?
I tow an 18-foot center console on a single axle trailer. Boat and motor combined weight is probably 2,300 lbs.
Looking in the rear view mirror when going down the road, I see the tires flexing, but no noticeable travel in the suspension. It has torsion axles.
Is this normal? Would the axles...
I got my reel back yesterday; ballpark three weeks turnaround. They did replace the clutch plate, so maybe they had to wait for parts. The thumb lever wouldn't pop up completely when I sent it in, now it works perfectly.
Astral V8 kayak pfd for sale. Used a few times. Clean and like new. Size is marked Large/Extra large. Chest size 45 - 51 inches.
Mesh back and front vents help air circulation. Back flotation sits above my Hobie PA 14 seat back which is a fairly tall seat back.
$15 pick up in San Diego.
Cost about $200 new. Less than 6 months old. This is the brand the Coast Guard and commercial boats use. Will fit on 1" x 14 tpi mount. Model VHF 156 HD.
Handmade in Seattle, WA
$150 pick up in San Diego.
My TFC-63-MH broke above the second guide (from the bottom up) on a nice yellowtail yesterday. This was the first fish on this rod.
It was new in November 2015, and finally got a chance to use it.
If I send it to Shimano with the receipt, can I get a refund, instead of a...
Trailer Valet for sale. About six months old. Some surface rust, just cosmetic, not structural. Includes the drill attachment.
I have about $425 into it, including the drill attachment. Works great, but I got a storage space where I don't need it anymore.
Will let it go for $275.
Thanks for a great reply. I bought a Tranx HG and asked the tackle shop for help with a rod to match for surface iron. They sold me a Terez Waxwing. 8-foot heavy. Sounds as though I got the wrong rod for the application.
Do you I'm going to have troubles with this rod? Do you think...
I currently have two Group 27 starting batteries on my boat. They were new in 2012, so when they die, would anything be wrong with buying one starting battery and one deep cycle battery? I'd start it and run with the battery switch at ALL. When anchored or drifting with the bait tank pump...
A few years back I had Thomas Marine in San Diego http://www.thomasmarinewelding.com/yachts.html
build a three point stainless sling for my Chris Craft. Attachment points were the inside of the stern u bolts and a spot in the center of the boat near the helm. He fabricated a beautiful ss plate...
You'll need a rope to chain splice to get it through the gypsy. Make sure you get a windlass that handles both rope and chain, and the right size rope and chain.
I put a manual windlass (Lewmar) on my 26' Bertram. Used a winch handle to turn it. Currently I use the anchor ball method.
Here's my experience with 4 bladed props-
My Grady 18 CC with Yamaha F150 came with a Yamaha 13 3/4 x 19 three bladed SS prop. WOT was 5,500 at 44 mph. It would fall off a plane in following seas and on turns unless going very fast.
Moved to PowerTech SCE4 stern lifting 14 x 17 four bladed...
Took it to Boating Dynamics on Mission Bay. They immediately found that the thermostat was stuck open, and the engine running cold all the time caused a host of problems.
In addition to a new thermostat, they set the throttle position sensor and idle speed sensor to the factory...
I have a Yamaha F150 that stumbles and stalls on slow acceleration. Have to go from idle to about 2K rpm to stop the stall. Makes for some exciting docking maneuvers.
I've spent a small fortune at Sea Witch Marine with nothing to show for it.
Does anybody have recommendations for a good Yamaha...
I have a Yamaha 150, so I don't know if the following applies....however,
my owner's manual says NOT to run the engine with a garden hose attached to garden hose connector: "Do not perform this procedure while the engine is running. The water pump (impeller) may be damaged and severe damage...