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  1. G-Spot

    Blackmouthers prophecy

    Well…. You seem to do alright with your random posts and come backs…. The start of this one looked like a buzzed random ramble… I personally think our fishing rights have been under attack and Blackmouther was no amazing prophecy… It happens with or without BD posts and the internet…. He may...
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    The Okuma rods aren’t to shabby! We are pro staff and had a arsenal on the boat down in Mexico...

    The Okuma rods aren’t to shabby! We are pro staff and had a arsenal on the boat down in Mexico and they seem like pretty nice rods…. Especially for a production rod… We also have a pile of Mark’s and this reels are pretty great!
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    Disappointing G Loomis Experience

    I totally agree about the Covid shit, but I am a little pissed that you fucked up my next Christmas…. Now I know Santa doesn’t exist… 😂
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    Disappointing G Loomis Experience

    I left mostly Lamiglass years ago.. their shit rods break, then they won’t allow retailer warranty, have to mail it in.. Berkeley had direct exchange first 12 months at least… good for steelhead rods, unfortunately I still bought a few salmon rods… luckily they didn’t break…
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    Disappointing G Loomis Experience

    It’s a bullshit answer anyhow!
  6. G-Spot

    Give me a break! That’s a bullshit answer! 🖕

    Give me a break! That’s a bullshit answer! 🖕
  7. G-Spot

    Stay tuned...

    That’s exciting!! Giddy like a school girl….. Happy New Year!
  8. G-Spot

    New year 310 DEVIANT (REDUCED)

    We have quite a few of your rods on our boat… 😜
  9. G-Spot

    Boat Build Startup Qs

    Super cool! I think you have to have Coast Guard certifications for each specific model, which requires some float tests and standards to be met based on size…. Or do Kits as Patrick says… Maybe call Fishrite, Boulton, or Willie Boats and see if they would give you the courtesy of a...
  10. G-Spot

    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Blah blah blah…. Drama queen.. You’re amazing, you’re amazing…. A legend in your own mind… 🖕
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    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Totally! I get it it…. I think people may be mis interpreting what I’m saying… I’m 100% confident you can do great during the day and don’t doubt what your saying. Likewise, it’s obviously not so easy all the time based upon the reports above that they didn’t get their limits at all, so even...
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    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Yeah… I’m sure it can be done…. Yeah, I did google it and read a bit, and yeah, I’ve never done it. Down South I’ve never done it, never heard of anyone doing it by day. I also applied a smidge of logic… I’ve seen the commercial guys only doing it at night, so I figure if they could do just as...
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    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Suck a Dick! Your a dumb ass…. I never said I hadn’t squidded… I have squidded a lot, down South in So, Cal, and Mexico, squidded last month out of PV for bait…. We squid at night with lights, so do all the commercial boats up and down the West coast…. I asked the question because I had never...
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    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Interesting…. Always read and heard they feed at night. Not to mention the ability to use lights to help bring them around the boat. Never fished them by day.. I get it if they’re thick and schooled up it doesn’t matter…. I guess if the fishing was just as good by day as it is at night the...
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    Seattle Squidding Open Seats

    Soooo…. You guys squid during the day?
  16. G-Spot

    Avet reel overhaul

    Alan Tani has great tutorials, hard to beat Avet for servicing their own reels. They tend to replace extra stuff for the basic service price.
  17. G-Spot

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    Hopefully this is a job that not even BAMF can fuck up! Looks to be a solid battle wagon! Based on the limited small exposure BAMF has had and their inability to even respond and repair Mark’s boat I wouldn’t let them work on my wheel barrow! They’re so stupid they ignored court documents...
  18. G-Spot

    Stay tuned...

    Serious tank! I mean “tank” as in built like! Not referring to the bait tank.. 😂
  19. G-Spot

    WTB large gun safe

    Coastal Farm Store in Oregon is having Black Friday 30 Gun safe for $599.00 regular $799.00…. Buy 2?!? No sales tax.. 😳
  20. G-Spot

    For the Goat

    Sorry to hear!! Interesting that two months ago you explained her tongue and heart issues were related to a spike proteins…. And now this…. Definitely a plausible link, but they will….. Deny….. deny……. Deny!
  21. G-Spot

    California Boats

    Actually…… there is a ton of state money through grants for repowering of the vessels.. it’s whacky and doesn’t pencil, but if you can show 2 years of ownership in CA they offer huge repower money…. Out old boat is in Ensenada but my partner and I were surprised by the offering.:.
  22. G-Spot

    Thrasher 6’ 50-100 Build.

    Whatever you like… latter 1/3 my ass… load it up with a big ass fish and watch that fucker bend all the way to the foregrip.. The best wrappers in the world agree the transition should occur in 2 or three guides… Some use a bumper, others don’t like the look, but stretching it out to 5 guides...
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    Thrasher 6’ 50-100 Build.

    I did quite a bit of research 20 years ago on the spiral (Roberts Wrap). You can make the transition much faster than you are doing it. The whole concept is to get the line pulling down as soon as you can to eliminate twist. The longer transition the more twist your adding where you really want...
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    Thrasher 6’ 50-100 Build.

    I am talking about the Titanium Turbo guides. Seeker uses them on their Super Seekers and a lot of rod builders use them on high quality builds… I’ve built 30 rods probably with them…. From small Super Seeker 270 up to Super Seeker 3x5..
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    Thrasher 6’ 50-100 Build.

    I like the titanium guys by American Tackle…. They have become a standard on a lot of the bigger rods.. catching fish over 300lbs…
  26. G-Spot

    Offshore Bucket list fishing day in PV!

    Totally! What day did you fish? Maybe that was you with Gomez the morning we were getting bait and headed to the islands?!? Wednesday the 10th? Wouldn’t that be a “small world” kinda thing?!?
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    Offshore Bucket list fishing day in PV!

    That’s our friend Jorge… he fished the first two days, but they had mechanical issues on day 3 and had to scratch… 👎
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    Offshore Bucket list fishing day in PV!

    Banco hasn’t been holding tuna these days… Pretty much Corbentenia for tuna…. They had a three day tournament last week Nov 10,11,12, and there were some nice Marlin caught. We went out to Tres Maria’s and those damn Marlin and Sailfish kept hooking up! We were targeting tuna, so they were a...
  29. G-Spot

    Brass Nautical Porthole Clock

    G-Spot submitted a new listing: Brass Nautical Porthole Clock - Brass Nautical Porthole Clock Learn more about this listing...
  30. Brass Nautical Porthole Clock

    Pacific Northwest Brass Nautical Porthole Clock

    Ready to move this on to someone else. Will ship on your dime Paypal friends and family or you pay the fee.
  31. G-Spot

    Headed to PV in Dec./Jan.

    I just spent 17 days there and got home Monday. Danny Gomez is a solid option especially for inshore and out to Corbentenia. He was getting bait last week at the same time as us, I have not fished with him in years, but he has always been fishy! He is out of LaCruz, so if you're not renting a...
  32. G-Spot

    Headed to PV in Dec./Jan.

    Thanks! I wont be there then.
  33. Brass Ships Clock

    Pacific Northwest Brass Ships Clock

    Great old Brass antique ships clock. Shine it up or use it as is... Shipping and Paypal fees on you...
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    Brass Ships Clock

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    Brass Barometer

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  36. Brass Barometer

    Pacific Northwest Brass Barometer

    This is an old barometer I picked up a while back and used for wall decor in my office. Solid heavy duty brass, could use a shine or leave the patina. Shipping on your dime, Paypal Friends and Family or you pay the fee... glass is probably 1/2" thick and beveled edge.
  37. G-Spot

    Harpoon $10

    I would like to have it… Would you stick it in a piece of pipe and mail it to me? Thanks!
  38. G-Spot

    Boat stand thingys

    Any bases or just then threaded part? Is it strictly Tacoma area or do you ever head South? Thanks!
  39. G-Spot

    WTB large gun safe

    I’ll hang onto them for ya… 😜
  40. G-Spot

    For the Goat

    Stay strong you cantankerous bastard! Hope you are well!!
  41. G-Spot

    Shore power cord

    With inflation it should be worth at least half what you wanted last time! 😜
  42. G-Spot

    Lack of albacore

    Other countries as a whole do not see the resources the same as we do. They feel we are wasteful and don’t fully use resources. Japan skirts the whaling with “research”, China just steals from anywhere, Mexico highest bidder…. And small countries just rape until it’s all gone… The Sardine bait...
  43. G-Spot

    Lack of albacore

    Nothing new…. They have on occasion busted them loaded with Salmon destined for the PNW rivers too…. The crew and the ship get turned over back to China to decide what of anything is done… The larger problem is there is no enforcement, we don’t have the resources and rarely even look… If we...
  44. G-Spot

    Great idea, but it will never happen. Even on species where there are limits the Chinese ships...

    Great idea, but it will never happen. Even on species where there are limits the Chinese ships rape and don't care… If they get caught they get sent home for their country to deal with which is usually nothing… They do not see it the same as we do. They are a large country with a lot of people...
  45. G-Spot

    Stay tuned...

    Gonna be an awesome platform that is missing in the market. There are pilot houses, walk arounds, center consoles, but this market is severely lacking!! Great looking boat!!
  46. G-Spot

    Uh huh…. Especially when they clearly state they are from Oregon… 😳. Geography not your strong...

    Uh huh…. Especially when they clearly state they are from Oregon… 😳. Geography not your strong suit obviously.
  47. G-Spot

    Confirmed worthless troll… yep!

    Confirmed worthless troll… yep!
  48. G-Spot

    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  49. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Fuck off! I didn’t loose my shit… it’s entertaining to me and actually having fun with it… it really has nothing to do with “not what he wants to hear” you’re as dumb as the other sausage smokers if you really believe that… When you ask a question about pussy and get a whole bunch of answers...
  50. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Here’s the deal… who should I listen to?!? Some crank yanker in California or the guy who lives in Mexico and works for the licensing authority?!? Hmmm…. quick background: about 6 months ago we were fishing and a Mexican Navy safe boat came out and dropped off two guys on the boat and sped away...
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    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Mostly wrong again…. And you are mostly an indignant full of shit dummy, so you have to go into some bullshit diatribe about the precious resource crap…. They are not in short supply. I am not talking about your Ensenada border area…🖕 I spoke to a couple of the Mexican guys about it already and...
  52. G-Spot

    Exactly! And we will definitely have the Mexican guys pull the pot. The only thing I have heard...

    Exactly! And we will definitely have the Mexican guys pull the pot. The only thing I have heard is a gringo cannot lobster fish, but a Mexican can… 👍
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    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Then….. once you find and share the regulations for the entire country…. Next please explain the practical application and enforcement. I know of particular long range boats that may catch lobster at Clarion in exchange for a couple of T-shirts…. I know of guys who drop a pot out of Mag Bay and...
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    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Nah…. This site just never fails to amaze..,. You ask a pretty specific question wanting some real feedback.. Then ya get a bunch of idiots telling you stupid shit like: It’s illegal to catch crustaceans in Mexico You need a commercial license in an area where you don’t intend on fishing. A...
  55. G-Spot

    Thank you!

    Thank you!
  56. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Mostly not true…. Mexico has many states just like the US and each state manages it differently.. Additionally, Mexico rules are not like the US… Not allowed to fish inside the buffer zone at Clarion either right? Or Tres Maria’s?!? Right?!? I appreciate all the Mexican legal experts, but I am...
  57. G-Spot

    And…. Hollywood side means what? Pretend I don’t know shit… 😂. Because I don’t…. I have never...

    And…. Hollywood side means what? Pretend I don’t know shit… 😂. Because I don’t…. I have never lobster fished.. except when diving, which is obviously different…
  58. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Thanks… I am not a complete dummy… We asked our local people and they don’t.. strange enough each person seems to stay in their wheelhouse and the local fisherman, do just that… fish… They don’t know shit about lobster traps or where to buy or borrow one… We are in Nuevo Vallarta, but want to...
  59. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    As stated above it is headed to Mexico…
  60. G-Spot

    Inshore Lobster Pot

    Hey guys, looking for info on making or purchasing a lobster pot or two. I’m up in Oregon, so we use crab pots, a quick google produces lots of lobster pots/traps but they all seem to be those dome top wood/wire from the other side of the world… So… would a couple of you be willing to snap...
  61. G-Spot

    Which Autopilot

    And it looks bad ass! You can carry it around and just point in the direction you want to go and it changes direction. Furuno recommended I go with the next step up because my boat is on the edge of size limitations based on their recommendations.
  62. G-Spot

    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  63. G-Spot

    Saltwater Looking for Genny

    Thanks guys! We located a Northern Lights 12kw in Ca…. Next figuring out how to get it to MX…. Working with shipper now…
  64. G-Spot

    Columbia river boat accident

    Doubt there was one…. Quick police report, insurance takes care of it.. done… If they actually held a license it would be different.
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    Saltwater Looking for Genny

    Sounds like my not partner found a 12k down South…. It was sold, but the buyer changed his mind…. Next shipment due in November is all pre-sold…. We may jump on this one, my partner is talking with him.. let me know if you found anything else better…
  66. G-Spot

    I don’t find a centrifugal in 110V other than there smaller pumps for AC units… I could carry a...

    I don’t find a centrifugal in 110V other than there smaller pumps for AC units… I could carry a spare impeller and get years of life out of that pump.
  67. G-Spot

    Bait tank pump/rigging

    Yeah… It can go either way… Clearly my twin engines and generator stay cool with their flexible impeller. I’ll search and see if Jabsco makes a 110v with centrifugal..
  68. G-Spot

    Bait tank pump/rigging

    How do you feel or have you attempted to use a Jabsco 110V pump?
  69. G-Spot

    Lol! Very true on the partner thing… I don’t want someone confusing boat partner with “partner”...

    Lol! Very true on the partner thing… I don’t want someone confusing boat partner with “partner” Often times conversations with people acquaintances, or met on the flight to or from, so Inhave gotten into that verbiage.
  70. G-Spot

    Saltwater Looking for Genny

    I am open if you can locate a 10kw for reasonable price. You can hit me up by phone or send me a PM… Oregon buyer, so shouldn’t have to pay tax The conversations I have had with various dealers have told me that due to shipping and back orders that it would likely be May or June. My partner...
  71. G-Spot

    Bait tank pump/rigging

    I’ll look at the pump I have on the boat already. My boat partner brought it down and it’s stored under one of the beds… It was a back up pool pump. It does have plastic housing… Our pumps are in the engine room, so it won’t be wet…
  72. G-Spot

    Bait tank pump/rigging

    When you say 800 gal pump? Not sure I understand… you mean 800 gallon per hour? The cyclone puts out 29 gallons per minute and I have one per side, so basically 29 gpm for each 70 gallon tank… Our pumps are in a dry engine room just forward of the rear bulkhead, so they don’t get wet. I want...
  73. G-Spot

    Columbia river boat accident

    And…. While we are sharing information: “restricted in her ability to maneuver” mean actually cannot maneuver because of load or equipment, not that it would be inconvenient. Or at least that is what we were taught in school for captain’s license. And…. Being underway is not always a...
  74. G-Spot

    Delivery from Blane WA. to Central Cal.

    A car carrier will likely be the best. They load up several and it helps save money.. they regularly deliver to multiple locations from the auctions.
  75. G-Spot

    Bait tank pump/rigging

    Just searching some info from. Guys who use/rig bait tanks. We have a 140 gallon split tank. I set it up with a pump on each side (Cyclone). I am wondering if you would typically do it like that or use one pump and split it? We have a pool booster pump that I think I’ll rig in later with valve...
  76. G-Spot

    Delivery from Blane WA. to Central Cal.

    You looking to drive it on it’s own tires or you needing someone with a trailer that will end up dead heading back?
  77. G-Spot

    Thanks! I’ll hit them up tomorrow

    Thanks! I’ll hit them up tomorrow
  78. G-Spot

    Columbia river boat accident

    True, but coast guard “rules of the road” require collision avoidance by both vessels regardless of if you are the “stand on” or “give way”…. People like to use those terms to sound smart, but at the end of the day the coast guard will rarely if ever find total fault on one vessel… because the...
  79. G-Spot

    Columbia river boat accident

    Except the coast gaurd collision avoidance rules of the road require both vessels to make maneuvers to avoid a collision… so there is that! Doesn’t make it right in your head because the other guy was “clearly at fault”….. but you are wrong based upon the rules… You must be ready to avoid a...
  80. G-Spot

    Saltwater Looking for Genny

    Anybody with a line on a good new/slightly used Genset hit me up… I’m boarding in 40 minutes, but yesterday our Genny gave up the ghost…. Broke the crank at the harmonic balancer on front of the engine… I am told when the electric generator on the back end loosed a bearing this can wobble the...
  81. G-Spot

    My friend lost his best friend and business partner today

    Seems these things happen all too often these days… Crime is out of control! People walking into Lowe’s filling carts with thousands in electrical wire and walking out…. Gun violence is out of control and they use it as a tool to try and disarm honest people! Sorry you lost a friend!
  82. G-Spot

    Thanks… Ex brother in-law, so I haven’t seen him in a while… Nice guy! Really a raw deal!

    Thanks… Ex brother in-law, so I haven’t seen him in a while… Nice guy! Really a raw deal!
  83. G-Spot

    Anybody running a Wellcraft?

    That has plenty of depth… I owned a couple of Grady’s and a Defiance and none of them had that good of freeboard inside… Some like it low, but I like a little more depth to lean on…
  84. G-Spot

    Tragedy

    Just learned that this was my ex Bother in-law….. Sad deal! He lost his wife and grand daughter. Very happy family. In a flash it all changes.. https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Elderly-woman-and-young-boy-dead-after-boat-capsizes-off-of-Winchester-Bay-575398501.html
  85. G-Spot

    I might buy this. Tell me what you think

    32’ for $30k is probably better than the $25k you’d end up into that jalopy on Ebay…
  86. G-Spot

    Crossing Westport Bar

    Pretty true! It’s also seems to be a macho thing… Guys think it means they’ve a stud if they power on, when usually like you said it making up for lack of ability to squarely back down a couple feet from the dock… Many are excluded from this generalization, so don’t take offense… If I had the...
  87. G-Spot

    You’re smart enough you could easily learn and do glass… Aluminum must be very clean to...

    You’re smart enough you could easily learn and do glass… Aluminum must be very clean to structure weld… You know that… old corrosion makes that tough… design limitations of old hulls will also make it tough…. Good luck!
  88. G-Spot

    I might buy this. Tell me what you think

    Why look for metal? Glass especially for a project… Easier to modify, old strong commercial hulls built like tanks won’t have the issues of an d aluminum boat… Lots of single screws to choose from…
  89. G-Spot

    Moving a 28' Slickcraft to Florida?

    If it’s insured it will be covered up to the value of the boat the same S a carrier that is properly insured. I got insurance certificates from the carriers when I moved two of my boats and one I moved myself.. Carriers insurance while they will give you a certificate it becomes a nightmare...
  90. G-Spot

    I might buy this. Tell me what you think

    I believe you are a glass is half full all the time rather than when it is appropriate. That is a good trait, but there are times when you need to be half empty until otherwise proven… The height of the bow is more of a visual not a measurement. I also don’t even think there is 3’ maybe 30”...
  91. G-Spot

    I might buy this. Tell me what you think

    They are asking waaay too much and that’s why it’s on Ebay…. If it was $10k and located in Washington it might be a consideration…. located in Florida and overpriced! So it will cost you and $7k to get it to you in shipping. They value is the sum of it’s parts… 30 year old Yanmar. $2500.00...
  92. G-Spot

    I might buy this. Tell me what you think

    Nope… that’s a shit show right there… 1969 aluminum nope…. Old aluminum gets brittle from flexing, not to mention potential corrosion issues…. A 30 year old Yanmar and gear that goes in and out of gear is not mechanically solid…. That’s some sales bullshit the guy gave you… look at the picks...
  93. G-Spot

    Offshore bracket corrosion prep

    Might try actually looking at the photos and previous comments so you can make a comment that is relevant and related…. You may also want to look at the date of the post, so your not commenting on some BS that has long since been resolved… 🖕
  94. G-Spot

    Lame!

    Lame!
  95. G-Spot

    So true! Jack wagon who wanted to give lame input!

    So true! Jack wagon who wanted to give lame input!
  96. G-Spot

    Moving a 28' Slickcraft to Florida?

    Based upon the current economy everything is currently a premium including your boat. If you took any given model Say…. A Grady 272 or 282 in Washington and then search the same boat in Florida, not only would it be less money but you would have 50 to choose from rather than 2…… Same Search...
  97. G-Spot

    Moving a 28' Slickcraft to Florida?

    Unfortunately Omega is probably right.. I know you spent a lot of time and energy on it as a project, but boats in Florida are waaaay cheaper, trailers are as well…. The week long drive, lots of fuel, and the costs.. The ole Ford would probably do fine, but if not repairs along the way add to...
  98. G-Spot

    Moving a 28' Slickcraft to Florida?

    Lots of boats come this way… few boats go that way… just a quick note… If you don’t have confidence in the trailer you’re screwing your self to turn that loose to a shipper… They can’t be responsible for a jalopy trailer and if it breaks down they will get it repaired at your expense...
  99. G-Spot

    Rigging for Baja

    I don’t know how long it’s been since you were there, but the last 5 years or more their sardinas were shit and the primary baits were cabbies (google eyes), mackerel and chunk squid. Whether fishing sardine, mackerel, cabbies, or chunk squid they will us much larger hooks for tuna, Marlin...
  100. G-Spot

    Can’t fix stupid!

    Portland already has that! Floatilla of non operable boats that people live on… Blue tarps and all! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kgw.com/amp/article/news/local/sunken-boat-lived-in-by-homeless-man-costs-60k-to-remove-from-columbia-river/283-ae483143-2ed5-4276-924f-cb80fe45af34...
  101. G-Spot

    Rigging for Baja

    I have never used a swivel down there… We tie FG knot direct to braid… As mentioned above the small hoochies and siwash hooks are great for making bait… We tie up a string of hoochies 5 or 6 in a row off a small tail of line, then tie that to a diver…. We troll that while fishing, if we pick...
  102. G-Spot

    Rigging for Baja

    Target species? Owner Super Mutu ringed hooks… 4/0 up to 8/0 If your going for smaller schoolies then you way want some 2/0. For big fish we use 6/0-8/0
  103. G-Spot

    Can’t fix stupid!

    Wow!
  104. G-Spot

    Can’t fix stupid!

    Here’s the link https://katu.com/news/local/police-in-eugene-warn-driver-hauling-boat-with-sedan?fbclid=IwAR0CR-9a5EC1Yng0gaxwMNqT4ZMWhYpkdKzTpe0puWbBGE3g0SsK4d7AzTc
  105. G-Spot

    Can’t fix stupid!

    No, this was actually on the channel 2 local news station site…. I’m guessing they were having weight issues and put it on the tires while they were adjusting their connection.. I noticed that too and it is clearly setting on those tires and couldn’t be towed that way… OR maybe someone did a...
  106. G-Spot

    Can’t fix stupid!

    I see this shit on Facebook and usually think it’s fake, but holy shit! And they only gave him a warning?!? Wow!
  107. G-Spot

    Disappearing licenses?

    Not going to help your situation, but Oregon had the same problem. The answer…… Can’t put license in the plastic little holder any longer. The heat sensitive ink has some sort of disappearing act because of the type of paper and the heat inside of the plastic. They now hand it to you in a paper...
  108. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    My belts are banded or notched just like the ones in the photos… Knowing the output of my alternator at a specific rpm would be golden. It is only at night with dash lights that I see a drop, so it may be Wire size, connections, or the dimmer… not sure if those bulbs are supposed to be dimmed…...
  109. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    I’ll have to measure when I’m down there, but probably similar size. Mine are double belts. If my size is the same as your uncles then it basically doubles the engine RPMs… I’m hopeful my ratio is a little better..
  110. G-Spot

    Vacuum pack Question

    My understanding is different than yours. Freezer burn occurs when there is air to allow the ice crystals. That’s the whole reason for vacuum sealers and chamber sealers to get the air out to provide a better lasting product. A second bag trapping the air won’t do much in my opinion, it appears...
  111. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Thanks! Looks like that 26SI has max rpm of 10,000…. I realized the rpm of the alternator is not the rpm of the motor… 😳. That will depend on the size of my pulley(s). I will have to measure large and small and do the math. The pulley on the alternator is pretty small and it seems the...
  112. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    The boat is located in Nuevo Vallarta, MX. We have Detroit’s 12V71TI….. Top rpm is 2200 chug a lug around 850…. Not sure max RPM of the alternator, but they tend to go in a lot of diesel trucks, so they are probably for somewhat lower rpm’s… I’m guessing… Can’t seem to find specs. I ordered...
  113. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Thanks! I’ll do some checking and measuring and get back to you if it would work.. thanks!
  114. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Yeah… we’ve read so many articles and gathered so much info! Hoping for epic!! Headed down to PV in 3 weeks for some maintenance and preparation….. Then back in November provided no late season hurricanes show up… We’ve both fished the area from long range boats and made bait in Mag Bay during...
  115. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Yep… 12v bank is on the back wall of engine room, goes up about 9’, then in a chase over 6’ and up through upper deck under helm… probably 20’ total and I am guessing they didn’t run a large enough wire…. That will be where I focus initially… that and dash lights…
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Thank you again for a lot of info… a larger pulley may be helpful, I had read that a quick rev up to 1000 RPMs gets the alternator going… Not sure the curve and we spend a lot of time at 850 rpm’s when traveling for best fuel consumption. I looked up the wire I bought from alternator to battery...
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    Vacuum pack Question

    Yes this! I fold down the top 2-3” of my bags, drop fish in then unfold nice clean edges..
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    Thanks! I kinda thought that, or I wouldn’t have used it this way the last three trips out to...

    Thanks! I kinda thought that, or I wouldn’t have used it this way the last three trips out to the islands.. 😳 I confirmed my suspicion that it’s good to go and got some other good info. I definitely need to verify where my voltage meters go, so I have an accurate reading. May need larger...
  119. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Thank you! It’s is older vintage Delco alternator 25SI (huge) compared to most smaller ones. They also use same alternator in semi trucks and other industrial applications, so it is probably just simple. Just before this vintage they used external regulators. No wire to excite and large gauge...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    The problem is you keep making statements that we’re answered more than one time above which means your only interested in seeing your babble and not understanding the issues or the system and being part of the group. It’s like you work for the company and want to be a pushy salesman who is off...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    I have three separate components. MasterVolt 50amp 12V charger Newmar 32V charger and an inverter I can’t remember brand I think it is 3000 watt. For back up emergency.
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Umm… well… let’s see…What the gauge doesn’t tell me is which device is charging the 12V bank and I didn’t want a conflict as explained multiple times above. I’m glad you like your little blue tooth monitor, but it has nothing to do with this conversation…. don’t get rashly…. Just go away if you...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    It actually does that automatically… If the generator isn’t running the charger has no power and therefore charges strictly from the alternator. As soon as I fire up the generator the battery chargers are on. When I get to the docks we plug in and shut off mains, so no alternator and two...
  124. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Because this has nothing to do with the entire conversation?!? Other than that it’s right on point! 😂 This was about hooking up a charger and alternator at the same time and morphed into a discussion about the amount of draw while operating at night…. Basically, has nothing to do with your...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Whatever comes in a Delco 25SI…. Typical internal voltage regulator for an alternator.
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Gotcha! Well the gauges are all separate and new as of three years ago when the previous owner set it all up. They are VDO 2” gauges except the tachs which are larger… When I googled replacement bulbs I read it wrong… they are 2-3W… All gabulbs are wires through a push/pull dial dimmer. I’ll...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Thanks! I have a clamp meter actually, just never actually used it in that way. 😳 All AC and refrigeration is 120V AC. Strange enough the draw that pulls the battery down is only at night and I can literally watch the drop when we turn on dash lights. I’ve heard depending on how hard autopilot...
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    Vacuum pack Question

    I would not double vacuum seal at all! The air is already in there and adding another layer to hold in the air is not going to help nothing. I really think with a good chamber sealer you can cut off the current bag and seal it as is and it should do a great job. I’ve messed around with mine...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Got it! Thanks!
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Got it! Thanks! I have one charger, one alternator, so Indoubt the alternator has much intelligence, just voltage meter… Sounds like I am fine as set up… Thinking I will add another battery for capacity. Thanks!
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Got it… I have a volt meter up in the wheelhouse to show house voltage and at night with autopilot, pumps, nav lights, etc, the meter definitely drops down to 12 and sometimes slightly below….. At this point it would be your assumption that both chargers are kicking in? So…. You would just...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Ok.. I assumed most of what you stated and battling back and forth was more about conflicts, not flow… I have not used an amp clamp, so I will have to research that. Didn’t know it could tell which direction it could go… I assumed the voltage in either wire (alternator or charger) would be the...
  133. G-Spot

    For the Goat

    Horrible ordeal! Sorry you had to go through this!
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    My start batteries are 32V and not related in any way to my 12V bank for lights, electronics, bait tank pumps, etc. The alternator is 70 amp, so it may produce enough voltage that their would never be much drop if we are not using much amperage. Day time amperage use would be minimal...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    I think but I am not 100% sure you are wrong. The alternator is connected to the post on the battery and that is the same place the charger is connected. If the alternator is producing 14V, then the charger will sense 14V and not sense the need to charge? Or….. is the charger smarter than that...
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    That’s what I considered, but I think the battery charger will still read the 14V from the alternator and not charge. Charger is Mastervolt 3 bank 50 amp., but will only provide charge of it senses a need.
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    That’s what I considered, but I think the battery charger will still read the 14V from the alternator and not charge. Charger is 50 amp Mastervolt, it has heat sensors attached to the battery and is smart, so it keeps them charged if it senses a need.
  138. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Typically, we start the gen when we disconnect from shore as well and it stays running. We are planning a Mag Bay trip and with cooler temps and maybe not needing AC we were considering using the inverter for fridge and shutting down gen during the day. the alternator should charge better than...
  139. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Reading I found suggests they will not work. If the battery charger sees 14V from the alternator it stops charging I think. Your charger may have done the same when you did it for 45 minutes, so having them hooked up may have done nothing from the charger.
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    Saltwater Electrical gurus…?

    Hey guys, In the boat down South we have a 12V house bank that was basically charged by the large 12V charger as long as the generator was on. This did not seem like a sound idea to me… what if we loose the generator or want to shut it down…. So I added a 12v Alternator to the mix, so the...
  141. G-Spot

    Got a Venture trailer in Westport trailer storage?

    I’ve been around that long and remember the jokes… Just totally missed it on that one.. 🙃
  142. G-Spot

    Got a Venture trailer in Westport trailer storage?

    Got it! 😂 … missed that.
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    Got a Venture trailer in Westport trailer storage?

    Through bolt and lag don’t go in the same sentence.. Like apples and oranges.. not need to though bolt…. You would have to use carriage bolts that are countersunk to keep them from gouging the bottom of the boat… And you would have to remove the felt on the bunks to install that… versus simply...
  144. G-Spot

    Reel Therapy for sale 26’ Grady White

    He’s sensitive and defensive, because his boat is overpriced… 😳
  145. G-Spot

    Reel Therapy for sale 26’ Grady White

    Cranial rectal issues… Head stuck in ass…
  146. G-Spot

    Got a Venture trailer in Westport trailer storage?

    I think the photos and the word “lag” suggests wood… But anything sticky would help stop them from backing out…
  147. G-Spot

    Got a Venture trailer in Westport trailer storage?

    Just fine… it’s just another form of glue… anything to stick the lag in place.. I think the gorilla glue would probably hold better though. That was a good idea!
  148. G-Spot

    BUYERS BEWARE

    Guys need to learn to quit posting stupid wanted to buy adds and responding to douche bags with e-mail addresses and sketchy stories! wtb adds are kinda sketch to begin with… not only are they ripe with scammers, but the sellers responding get stupid because they know you want what they got...
  149. G-Spot

    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    I use cyclone and never have a problem with airlock… keeps the bait fresh… 150 gallon bait tank split, two pumps… I read a fair amount and seems a lot of guys use the cyclone, even though they are high amperage draw….
  150. G-Spot

    Red Canadian duckworth on float 10

    Sounds like it shoulda sank to help all.. 🙃😳
  151. G-Spot

    Vacmaster ARY

    Right! Yes.. made in China, but still a US company, with US jobs, US customer support and service. I do business with US companies who outsource all customer support to India, so the conversation and service sucks ass! Might as well be non existent!
  152. G-Spot

    Vacmaster ARY

    Just a quick story of good service! We purchased a VP215 last year for our boat that is down in Mexico. Before we left Ensenada to PV April 2020, so we could drive it over to the boat. In less than a year, while sealing up some tuna it suddenly wouldn’t work…. Keep in mind it is in Mexico, so...
  153. G-Spot

    Covid-19. an interesting read.......

    From what I have read they have debunked the outdoor market theory…. Originally believed because of all the “warm” animal carcasses sold there, but after doing some tracing it has been ruled out. Also the seasonal flu Influenza A definitely has animal hosts and has infected many animals and...
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    That’s them and they worked great for me! Although a 24 pack for $32.00 from Amazon is a better...

    That’s them and they worked great for me! Although a 24 pack for $32.00 from Amazon is a better deal than your $2.00 each!
  155. G-Spot

    Get ya sum

    Web site may suck… maybe need to call…. The little whip on the end of the tail is supposed to give them the great action on the fall…. Hope they still make them!
  156. G-Spot

    Get ya sum

    I did a long range trip years ago with the owner of Roboworms…. This guy was literally a rocket scientist and left the industry to follow his fishing… mostly produced bass gear and developed a saltwater swim bait that was epic! They did a lot of work and experimentation to get a swim bait that...
  157. G-Spot

    Get ya sum

    Fuck a zip tie! Super glue gel is the only way to go!
  158. G-Spot

    Uh oh Westport

    A little info to help…. Down in Depoe Bay bait was not available, so we adapted… The use of dead bait can be awesome!! Locate fish In whatever fashion, sonar, troll, spot, whatever… as you slide in start fishing irons, then someone (it was usually me) begins to slide dead chovies with a live...
  159. G-Spot

    Before i order from bezos fly rod?

    I have a near new Abel Super 5 with extra spool, so you can have two set ups ready (floating/sinking) or whatever… It’s green. I have it paired with Loomis I’ll have to look at the numbers on the rod. As I recall it was one of the favorites, that is no longer made… I bought them in 2008 I...
  160. G-Spot

    Saltwater 3100 HP to the rescue!

    Not to many flaps on the exhaust of Marlin boats…. And even if there was it would be wide open when they throttle hard in reverse to gain ground… Just a big 10-12” hole spitting water and exhaust…
  161. G-Spot

    Saltwater 3100 HP to the rescue!

    Pretty large tournament, so it would be a day when Coast Guard is more likely to be on standby…. But even better they got picked up by a limo! Just like our little tourneys…. Coasties are around.
  162. G-Spot

    Saltwater 3100 HP to the rescue!

    A boat called Knott Stressing took on water about 60 miles offshore, according to tournament officials. There were no injuries reported. https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/2021/08/02/white-marlin-open-virginia-coast-guard-rescues-boaters-after-vessel-sinks/5462742001/ Cool Video of big boat...
  163. G-Spot

    Gel Coat Repair??

    Bias, 15 layers of roving, followed by some csm, then finish with some fabric and finally sand it for 6 days to bring it back down and then apply gel coat… 😜
  164. G-Spot

    Gel Coat Repair??

    Seems like a little dramatic answer like it’s structural… it’s 1/8” thick gel coat in a corner where it’s prone to be thicker… Super simple repair… get some gel coat, hardener and some micro balloons. Micro balloons look like lightweight fine sand… they are filler product to thicken and make it...
  165. G-Spot

    Tuna bait hooks

    Lol! Might be thinking of the wrong fishery…. An 8/0 on the tiny anchovies would be a giant weight…. albacore fishery uses small bait and small hooks, we don’t have healthy San Diego sardines! 😜
  166. G-Spot

    Yamaha Mechanic

    I had the same thing on my Yamaha… prime bulb had a tiny leak and it was causing fuel issues… quick easy fix… worth a shot.
  167. G-Spot

    Saltwater Cabo fishing trip recommendations

    It happens, just would not be a target species. My friends got one one time too out on the Pacific side around the corner a bit…. They saw it sunning itself and went for it… I would not charter a boat for 6 people for sword fishing… Rare deal… and when it happens it is a big deal…
  168. G-Spot

    Saltwater Cabo fishing trip recommendations

    Yes, but they are illegal for gringos to spear in Mexico… and not a target species like Sails and Marlin… Rod and reel swords are rare in Cabo… it would be very rare to find a charter equipped and selling sword trips if at all… 😜 billfish… everywhere… Grays Taxidermy on speed dial… Swords…...
  169. G-Spot

    Deep Cycle Draw Down Data

    The below info is listed on several different sites for batteries. Sounds like if you did it much it will decrease life of the battery, but if it only happened once, I’d charge them and see how they hold. “Another thing you can do to protect your battery is to learn about the depth of...
  170. G-Spot

    Saltwater Cabo fishing trip recommendations

    Sailfish not sword.. 😜 partially budget dependent… If you want a company and a fleet that you can book before you get there and want a nice boat and willing to pay for it….. Picante Fleet has a lot of nice boats that are clean and seem to be well kept. A lot of Cabo yachts… I would stay...
  171. G-Spot

    Deep Cycle Draw Down Data

    It was my understanding that it is not a problem and you will get full charge and use, that’s why you get deep cycle over a regular starting battery. Electric wheelchairs, golf carts, and other toys that use these deep cycle batteries draw them down real far and recharge over and over… I...
  172. G-Spot

    Vac + Chamber Sealers

    Pretty sure you can do retorts if the VP215 can… I have the VP545 and it’s a beast 4 at a time, retorts, you name it…
  173. G-Spot

    Movin' to Texas

    Judging the entire state because you travelled to Dallas 6 times is dumb… It’s all good if you don’t want to move there, but that would be like someone going to Seattle 6 times and saying the state of Washington sucks ass I would never live there because it’s all concrete and malls..
  174. G-Spot

    Movin' to Texas

    Austin and Dallas are large cities… Austin is the liberal big city of Texas and Dallas is just another big city concrete jungle… You two comparing Austin and Dallas like it’s the only two place to live in Texas and therefore Texas lacks outdoor activities is not accurate …. I wouldn’t live in...
  175. G-Spot

    Grady White question

    As stated above… My Grady had the bunks just short of the trim tabs, so they would never be an issue…. I also had the automatic retractor that pulled them back up, but that didn’t happen until you shut them off… If wired into the ignition and you shut off notes while you grab your trailer they...
  176. G-Spot

    Zero…. A very small learning curve, but they are zero air and good lasts longer than vacuum sealer.

    Zero…. A very small learning curve, but they are zero air and good lasts longer than vacuum sealer.
  177. G-Spot

    Vac + Chamber Sealers

    The difference between a vacuum sealer and chamber sealer is huge! You must have got a bad Weston, because mine was miles better than my good foodsaver brand. The chamber sealer would be comparable to snorkeling versus scuba diving. The chamber sealer takes it down atmospheric pressure and...
  178. G-Spot

    Yes this!! If you’re trapped in your house your stupid and choose to be there or here! I’ve...

    Yes this!! If you’re trapped in your house your stupid and choose to be there or here! I’ve lived my life soaking wet! I can live some live hot or get my ass up and get shit done earlier before too hot! 😜
  179. G-Spot

    Tiderunner transom pic

    Really hard to tell… that’s a splashwell and some of those can be pretty low intentionally to use a shorter shaft motor… if it was truly just a few inches below your transom I would be more worried… I don’t have boat specific knowledge… but it is a 17’ boat with a 300lb engine and a kicker and...
  180. G-Spot

    Finally!

    Did you read what he wrote?!? It’s new! 🙃
  181. G-Spot

    Furuno DFF3D and new system

    That Navpilot 300 looks pretty cool… O had been looking at that for my project. The gesture control is really nice to get you away from the helm. My project is 36’ and the Furuno tech thought I should go with the 700 series, so I did… When you do the upgrade hit me up and let me know what...
  182. G-Spot

    Finally!

    Beautiful boat!
  183. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    Jesus you’re an idiot and incapable of reading a complex thought…. Yellow headlights on a 23 year old car that is “always garage kept” 23 year old garage kept car will not be that yellow… it has spent some time setting outside, setting in a parking lot, or something out in the sun…
  184. G-Spot

    Fuel receipts refund app

    Paying for the convenience… nothing is free… Or… collect your receipts and enter them one at time and move one…: For the guy who would ordinarily let that cash go it’s a total win! down here in Oregon they have bottle return where people fill bags and drop it off for mystery money to magically...
  185. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    You’re a dumb ass with no life but to make stupid posts like this… truly you added value! 🖕
  186. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    Truly… Sorry for your loss! So can it be licensed in Ca? Trying to help not hurt… If non op is because Of Ca emissions that’s one thing… if Non op means a Californian can buy and prove it’s a safe driver… Viola! Opens the local market for you… great cars!
  187. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    Duh! Don’t be a dumb ass… I posted both positive and negative… I was very complimentary about the car but called bullshit on the “garaged”. clearly sun degrades, but the bulk of degradation is setting in the sun.. many garaged cars with 283k would still have very clear lights… You obviously...
  188. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    Not really…. The majority of the time even with 283k they sit… sitting is where they yellow… those headlights are not a car that was kept in the garage for it’s life… period…. Unless the one photo and bad angle are deceiving…. The car price isn’t bad, but it is non op in Ca, so it means...
  189. G-Spot

    Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel

    Going out on a limb here, buuuut….. sat garages all of it’s life may be greatly overstated….. One thing cars guys looks for to prove the garaged or not is the thick yellow shading on the headlights… that does not happen in a garage… From the one photo and angle those headlights look pretty...
  190. G-Spot

    boat trailer advise

    Opposite…. The boat sits higher on a tandem… bigger axles and tires for the same rated trailer size…
  191. G-Spot

    Airmar announced shortage of parts

    Things are changing so fast sellers don’t want to set on inventory any longer and take a chance on eating it…. Pump them out, sell them, and a bump screws or all up!
  192. G-Spot

    Airmar announced shortage of parts

    I really don’t think that is it….. I am pretty sure all the backlog I am hearing about, cars (electronic chip), appliances, HVAC equipment, and lots more is all backlogged due to the Rona virus…. Taiwan is the largest producer of chips for I-phones, automobiles, etc….. huge backlog….. China shit...
  193. G-Spot

    boat trailer advise

    Rocket trailers in Miami is who built the 21k trailer for my Rampage. Easy to work with. Factory direct not a middleman like Continental and many others…
  194. G-Spot

    boat trailer advise

    I like the aluminum I beam trailers. As mentioned above Florida is waaaay cheaper abs they can get it shipped out here many times…. They can also do paperwork, so no tax for Oregon Buyer. I’ve had two triple axle and one tandem. The 9800lb tandem hauled my Grady 232 and worked well. When making...
  195. G-Spot

    Last years Fresh off the boat Westport tuna prices

    For what it’s worth Oregon is no more expensive… every year is different, but last year you could go to the docks and buy for $3.00 a pound whole fish. You could pay and extra $5.00 and they would loin it out for you.
  196. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    All depends on the office I suppose. My experience last month, is they would not tell me a thing. The information was completely releasable and it was information about me and my Global Entry. They had already verified my identity just to speak with me, pulled up my file and all they would tell...
  197. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    They have 20 days to respond not complete the request from the time the appropriate department has the request in hand. A response is typically a letter acknowledging that they have your request and advising you if there are fees for copies, or clarifying if you wish to examine the records in...
  198. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    That’s pretty clever… although they have a lot of time under FOIA…. It can take months… It is not a short turn around time…
  199. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    That’s not what I said and not what is being discussed here. We are not their boss… We pay their wages to do a job that has boundaries, sometimes boundaries get crossed over and we are allowed to question that without giving up our rights to other services. Routine safety inspections is not...
  200. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    🖕. We pay their wages to do a job not harass us. If we were talking about defunding them like the dumb ass defund the police movement your statement would have some validity…. Otherwise they are paid by us. As paid public employees they do jobs like a DMV worker, IRS worker, and many...
  201. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    Crock of shit spew right here! There is a big difference in complying when officer arrive who were called because you’re breaking the law and out of your fucking head on drugs, or you are violating a restraining order and pull a gun on officers! You are an idiot to compare the two! I don’t...
  202. G-Spot

    Coast Guard Question

    It’s a double edge sword for sure…. We all have our rights to privacy and not having any military or LEO overstep without cause. I think some people don’t see it as much of a privacy invasion like you do…. others like Goat…. Especially after the year we have had with heavy handed government...
  203. G-Spot

    ISO Evinrude G2 Lower Unit

    There’s one on eBay…. It had the tip of the skeg damaged, so it looks like it’s missing the bottom 2” and just filed clean… they claim it was a working lower unit… $2k if you could make it work until the warranty came through or while you got yours rebuilt…
  204. G-Spot

    Small boat safety equipment

    So….. what your saying is…. A Sat phone? 😂😂😂
  205. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    In the army they taught us the same thing… Or if your buddy has frost bit feet to put them on your abdomen, to warm them. The reason they don’t use other methods when in a field environment is because they typically don’t have them. Not sure how cold you would need to be to have a warm short...
  206. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    Bro…. No none has said just sit there and let it sink and wait…. There are many things to stop leaks and bailing that can occur to save the vessel and prepare for a possible sinking. I would encourage you to try it… there is something much different than splashing around on the beach and...
  207. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    Pretty funny Goat….. You can make up false shit and everyone knows the truth…. Your lies and BS won’t make you not a tub of lard.
  208. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    Probably putting some tub of lard like your fat ass on the deck and exceeding the weight for the vessel to safely carry…. 🖕
  209. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    That says it.. 15 minutes for a tank… that’s a cold as hypothermic air hog.. 😳
  210. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    As an engineer type you obviously know the truth and already possess the knowledge of a cold head, so acting stupid and asking the question as if it wasn’t a real thing is just plain stupid in my opinion… then you solidify my opinion by confirming that everybody you were with was out! So as I...
  211. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    Probably should impress the crowd with your recurve abilities and not be stupid with Superman dive capabilities.. 😜
  212. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    Very common… maybe you’re Superman… jump in 55 degree water with no hood, and the cold can really cause an almost instant headache… nearly debilitating, but you could probably power through if needed…. it is definitely a brain freeze and not comfortable.. The point is more about a non diver...
  213. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    The hood is critical…. I don’t think people understand the headache that comes on so bad, so fast! You obviously do!
  214. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    Bronze seacocks are a more common failure than you may realize…. An improperly bonded boat in a hot harbor, those robust seacocks turn bright red and crumble like a cookie! I personally as a diver since 1989 know how that water feels on my melon. Instant headache without a good.. It’s not easy...
  215. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    I’ve got a frosty cold one for you! 😜
  216. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    I was thinking the same thing… I have a set of dive gear on the boat in MX, but that water is much warmer and it would be to clear a fouled rope or net from the props… I would not consider jumping in our waters under a bobbing boat on a semi rough-rough day…. Good way to be knocked unconscious...
  217. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    That’s more realistic pricing! And if you towed your boat to Oregon you’d save another 10% in sales tax.. 🤔
  218. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    Thing about you is you are the king of the lowball asshole offers and do a lot of shit yourself because you are probably too cheap to pay others…. You and I have something in common… We like to do shit ourselves because we control the quality, get better quality, save a ton of money, and our...
  219. G-Spot

    Diamond plate flooring instal

    You could do it with Coosa Board as well… light… paint the surface and done… easy to cut like wood… it’s itchy shit! Wear long sleeves and a mask when cutting..
  220. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    A life jacket, shirt, tapered plug…. Lots of things will plug it… often by the times a guy realizes his bilge is full of water it is shit and get time! wax rings will plug all kinds of shit from inside or out… pile it on wan keep poking!
  221. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    This one is huge and missing on most boats…. Bilge pump float switches are extremely prone to failure… a blown fuse, corroded wire and viola the pump isn’t working… A high water alarm is a great back up warning system, so you can stop and address the issue before too much water is below deck…...
  222. G-Spot

    Boats went down in westport today?

    To many variables, depends on the boat, the power, etc… failed shaft, outdrive, hitting something submersed and knocking a hole….. water pump on an inboard motor can pump a lot of water fast if a hose fails or becomes disconnected… through hull is most common failure..
  223. G-Spot

    Planning for Canning

    When we shop and find a deal made in China and the price is 75% less than most other sellers… we’ll… definitely should expect it to be sub standard…. China has many different standards, so I have seen quality “made in China” parts. I am rebuilding a Cummins QSB right now and many of the parts...
  224. G-Spot

    Precision machine work?

    I think he should get some obsidian or other suitable stone and make his own! Totally the way to go!
  225. G-Spot

    Precision machine work?

    Google it… Tred Barta, a legend in his own mind and a true survivor who is no longer with us… did it all the hard way! The “Barta Way”…. And… it probably was a compliment..
  226. G-Spot

    Not really stainless

    I have found the stainless clamps at Home Depot to be a decent quality and affordable.
  227. G-Spot

    Time to sell your boat

    So true!
  228. G-Spot

    Stay tuned...

    Very cool!
  229. G-Spot

    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    Safety of a keyboard my ass... I’d say it to your face you big whine tit! I have a few experiences in my years as well... If you were standing here it would be said to your face... And you wouldn’t do shit about it! 🖕
  230. G-Spot

    ISO Yamaha 8hp HT or 9.9, power tilt and electric start, longshaft

    I have a friend with an 8hp Yamaha, remote start/throttle... I’m trying to get details for you... He bought a small Arima from a dealer and wanted a trolling motor, so they provided this one to him.... It’s too large for his little outboard bracket.... so he wants to sell it and get a smaller...
  231. G-Spot

    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    It’s not hard to do when you graduate grade school... 😜😘
  232. G-Spot

    Saltwater Kicker on 30+ft

    Sounds like the Yanmar at an idle might be S quiet... 😳
  233. G-Spot

    Lost at sea, Westport, yesterday 13 May???.

    The biggest thing that is evident is the member is a known and so he is part of the “cool kids” and being protected by guys like you. If the person was unknown there would be a good old fashion lynching by guys like you, rather than a defensive posture and stones about how “it none of our...
  234. G-Spot

    Saltwater Electric reel for wife

    James, We have two Diawa’s on the boat for the kite and use the Diawa lithium batteries and they seem to work well... very small and easy.... I wouldn’t mess with a battery pack...
  235. G-Spot

    So now they just delete shit...?!?

    Thanks man! It is actually sold, making arrangements for the exchange.... Next up.... 25th Anniversary Les Paul. He is the original owner bought down in San Diego... 😳 Probably get $10k from this too....
  236. G-Spot

    Custom tuna harpoon

    Can you explain why I would buy a no name generic from you over a Shoals for $249.00 or a generic on Ebay for $169.00? When you say “custom” what makes it custom? Do you in house make all components or simply outsource aluminum harpoon, and tips?
  237. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Blah blah blah.... sounds like a power tripping fish checker.... if one of those Jack offs come on my boat I encourage them to shut the fuck up and write me a ticket, so I can plead not guilty and make them them look stupid for wasting the resources..... they usually see the error of their...
  238. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Thanks for the rabbit hole! Helps others get good info I guess...
  239. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Sounds like not if you read above... you may not have a harpoon while having sport caught sword fish at the same time.... Doesn’t apply to MX at all.... Sounds like typical misinformation post, but thanks..
  240. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Thank you! That makes far more sense! I won’t have one on board with a sword... 😜
  241. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    I’m actually in MX at the moment and flying home today.... Just went and asked the locals.... No problem using a harpoon on tuna.. Surprised Ca actually has a law prohibiting you from having it on boards and using it on legal species like tuna, halibut, shark, etc..... Is this something you...
  242. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Really?!? You can’t use them on Tuna? I’m getting for our boat in PV fishing large tuna... Thought might be easier.... Lost a 200+ lb fish this week on the rudder right at gaff.... a harpoon would have finished it 5-10 minutes earlier.... That last 8-10 feet back and forth gaining inches....booo!
  243. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    Thanks! I think I’m looking for something that is lighter and can be thrown...
  244. G-Spot

    Pacific Northwest Looking for Harpoon

    Anyone have a harpoon for large fish? Looking to maybe add a “Wicked Tuna” style harpoon to the boat down in Mexico.... Need one that will receive typical darts and rigging.. If you have one collecting dust let me know what you want for it... The high dollar Shoals that many of the Wicked...
  245. G-Spot

    Looking for Harpoon

    G-Spot submitted a new listing: Looking for Harpoon - Looking for Harpoon Learn more about this listing...
  246. G-Spot

    Plastic or brass?

    Are you referring specifically to tin boats or glass as well?
  247. G-Spot

    NEW 5kw Yanmar diesel generator with sound shield

    Actually...... My old boat was named G-Spot, because we found “Great Spots” that held fish... get it... 😜. Then I had a Charter business named G-Spot Charters.... Kinda like The Great Alaskan Bush Co, or Master Baiters.... You see it was a play on words... 😂 Apparently, my comments made your...
  248. G-Spot

    NEW 5kw Yanmar diesel generator with sound shield

    And...... My inboards or outboards scream at me with buzzers if the engine is off due to the lack of oil pressure... Pretty hard for me talk away from that...
  249. G-Spot

    NEW 5kw Yanmar diesel generator with sound shield

    My Yamaha factory gauges with factory harness did not... Also, if you plug in the ECM it shows all the hours info and RPMs for periods... Maybe yours is different or older wired into a gauge. My gensets don’t have a key, you can manual start at the gen, or go to the distribution panel and the...
  250. G-Spot

    Plastic or brass?

    My Grady’s had bronze below the waterline, stainless above... Even my old 1993.... Although the fish drain boxes on one of them had plastic just above the waterline and it was actually broke when I bought it.... It looked yellowish from sun and age... impact against a dock appeared to be the...
  251. G-Spot

    NEW 5kw Yanmar diesel generator with sound shield

    Unless it was installed incorrectly it has to be running for the hour meter to be spinning, there should be no “switch” to leave on.... It’s a 16 year old genset don’t be a douche! my 2002 Rampage genset had 14 original hours on it when I sold the boat last summer... Sometimes a genset doesn’t...
  252. G-Spot

    Plastic or brass?

    I brought this up a month or so ago with a few responses.... Bronze was the general consensus.... If you search it, you’ll find a decent article I posted from Kells Christian a marine surveyor who talks about the Marelon fittings and his experience as a surveyor.... He was not against them....
  253. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    Thanks! The more research I do the more it looks like the retail value is $17-$20k, based on the online pricing of Reverb, EBay, etc.... $11k would be a great deal for someone... I’m headed to MX at the end of the week, when I get back I will get deeper into an internet listing to reach a lot...
  254. G-Spot

    Boat ideas - help me spend money

    I’d look at anyone of the various aluminum boats.... For what you describe that would be a perfect boat and...... with the cost of aluminum rising year after year, it will hold value well if/when you decide to move and don’t want to take it with you...
  255. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    I remember those days down here too! And I could regularly take 5-6 guys and get a limit of salmon..... depending on water temp and current could be 2 miles out to 10 miles (50 line) once you found them it was almost like tuna fishing.... not quite that crazy, but definitely sorting through the...
  256. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    Nice work! Love me some Lings!
  257. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    There are no fish in Washington! 😂
  258. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    I realize that... thank you all for trying to tell me how to sell it.... Not at all what I said or mentioned.... I simply threw it out there just in case..... Neighbor is 74 year old been in a chair since he took a bullet in Vietnam in 1968.... Mentioned he wanted my help selling.... I...
  259. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    I fully understood what you meant and I get it... And kind of a giant duh on your part for thinking I would not go through those other channels... You seen me post for many years and to think I would contact two experts across the US and then limit my market to BD is plain silly.... I threw...
  260. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    Seriously, not interested in EBay... This is a small world sometimes. There is/was a possibility that one of these fisherman would have other interests than fishing and be interested. A close enough drive to eliminate shipping and potential damage of an expensive instrument... I just thought...
  261. G-Spot

    So now they just delete shit...?!?

    I’m and easy mark! Thanks for the info!
  262. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    It is a Mark VI with a serial in the 57k google it and you will see the value is legit. One selling asking price of $40k.... pristine condition... The value I got is from two Sax experts one in Washington and the other in New York, they are will to buy it wholesale out the door for over $8k as...
  263. G-Spot

    So now they just delete shit...?!?

    @Jason I know you have better things to do than waste time with me... Sorry to fuck with you... Buuuut... I can’t help myself sometimes... This is what I don’t understand... You continue to talk about resources dedicated to a free service... The entire site is free because you want to...
  264. G-Spot

    So now they just delete shit...?!?

    😂 I can count on you! I will not be over there either... can’t help but to swing into this site... it’s just less often and not as productive...
  265. G-Spot

    So now they just delete shit...?!?

    @Jason maybe we should allow a transition to the new shit that got all jacked and then kinda fixed.... I post a conversation about my neighbors Sax.... Not really fishing related at all, but hey.... Seem this is more of a community and Insee shit posted about everything on here.... So...
  266. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    I’m going to try and find a local musicians guild tomorrow and see what they may have local as well...
  267. G-Spot

    It’s a double edge sword.... They told me because it has the original finish the value is higher...

    It’s a double edge sword.... They told me because it has the original finish the value is higher than if someone had redone it at some point.... Original finish adds value... The “wear” decreases the value... A pristine sax that ended up in the back of a closet to be found 40-50 years down the...
  268. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    It’s purdy considering it’s been around 70 years.... it has the patina of use or it would be worth $25k
  269. G-Spot

    It’s a one off, but was hopeful to help out a couple people...

    It’s a one off, but was hopeful to help out a couple people...
  270. G-Spot

    Any high end Saxophone players out there?

    Hey guys... Helping my neighbor who has his father’s old Sax... It’s a special sax, not a low end instrument... his father bought it in the 1950’s in Portland Maine and played blues clubs on the weekends... His dad died 20 years ago and this thing has been in his possession since. It has been...
  271. G-Spot

    Let's talk batteries.

    Yes sir... was curious.... and that answers it...
  272. G-Spot

    Saltwater Couple questions. 1 electrical, the other bait tank.

    I would wire direct with inline fuse and not over tax an already undersized system. For the live well rod holders, I would get a strip of marine starboard material and mount the four rod holders to it, then mount the starboard with less through bolts into the tank... The thru bolts should hurts...
  273. G-Spot

    Let's talk batteries.

    Is the made in Mexico part bad? So many companies make stuff in Mexico.... Ford, Carrier, and many other large companies.... I buy shit all the time En Hecho Mexico..... Bought genuine Cummins part last week... it arrived yesterday... made in China...😳 Crank made in Brazil, connecting rods...
  274. G-Spot

    Tackle management recommendations?

    Gotta say I’m jealous of this... the time and commitment to get there has escaped me! This is organized!
  275. G-Spot

    Shopping: Bumper-pull RV trailer

    Just hang out a little longer with your cash.... building materials up 400%, big projects in Portland and Seattle slowing down and not moving forward with additional phases.... Portland’s housing crisis is over... Due to the last year of non stop riots people moved at a rapid pace..... Portland...
  276. G-Spot

    Still Boatless

    I love the Roamer’s look and have seen them move through the water pretty amazing; walked past me lime I was standing still.... But..... I could never bring myself to own one because of the I/O and maintenance issues! I think for the money Aluminum is hard to beat because those stupid things...
  277. G-Spot

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    I’m guessing there is some sort of international law requiring the vessel be returned, so they took everything else.... I remember some years back when they caught a Chinese ship loaded with Salmon destined for the PNW rivers.... The vessel had to be returned to China...
  278. G-Spot

    WA boat seized in Nootka

    Wow! He gets to keep the boat without motors..... and forfeits all other fishing gear... kind of surprised they didn’t take the boat too...
  279. G-Spot

    Good news Ladies! Remmington Ammo is Back!

    Ha! Thousands and thousands of people... Not everybody needs some designer bullshit rounds and over priced loads... I’ve killed deer, elk, bear, and many other things with off the shelf Remington ammo... This is great news! Maybe we can by bricks of 22 plinker ammo for cheap again...
  280. G-Spot

    Let's talk batteries.

    Walmart does not make batteries... I have read somewhere the batteries come from Johnson Controls which is the producer of good batteries.... So... make sure they are sized right and kept full on charge and they should last...
  281. G-Spot

    Classifieds???

    WTF!?! Did they start a group and not invite me?!? I don’t do Cryfish.... oooops I mean I-fish.... Mostly just spending more time being productive!
  282. G-Spot

    Suzuki 140

    It’s worth what you can get for it..... 13 years old and allegedly has 900 hours... a computer print out would confirm... History of how many hours at what RPM’s would also help... freshwater use? Saltwater use? Etc...... I’m a cheap ass..... I’d be thinking $2-$3k.... with all the info...
  283. G-Spot

    Classifieds???

    Funny how two people read the same thing and get a different message.... you jumped on the fact that it’s free.... I read that it is free to attract us.... and we (us) are what for sale by BD creating clicks.... Clicks equal numbers, numbers mean something to advertisers... Loose clicks because...
  284. G-Spot

    WA Classifieds

    Sometimes... other times not... the new sound bite seems to be white privileged, so I jumped on... smart or not.. 😜
  285. G-Spot

    WA Classifieds

    @Jason if we throw in BLM will we get what we want? Or claim that fishing has more white male participants than other races, so your discriminating and stopping the less fortunate from accessing quality local classifieds, so it must be racist or racial profiled to limit access... 😜
  286. G-Spot

    Classifieds???

    I’ve been the recipient of a few of those great deal! 😀👍
  287. G-Spot

    Classifieds???

    The Hull Truth isn’t region specific, but at least you can ask questions and they have decent categories to find shit you might be interest in.... they’re getting my hits lately..... I have a boat project in the driveway and searching parts is a regular!
  288. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    For sure! Gotta show off a smidge.. Really wanted to show off a bigger fish, but after the marines and fishing authority borded the boat we felt we would have a hard time defending staying there, so we left jumping fish... 👎
  289. G-Spot

    Daydreaming

    Life is all about sacrifices. It is a labor of love... If you have more time than money then that is how you get something special you can’t ordinarily afford. resentment over someone’s passion.... Well there is a balance... The wife or girlfriend jump in and help or you balance it out, same...
  290. G-Spot

    Daydreaming

    It never about making money on a new, used or project, but making decisions to deliberately fuck yourself on resale or dependability is just plane stupid..... There is that..... Just saying....
  291. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    Facebook: Adventures of steel N time just our little blog of the trips we take... nothing big
  292. G-Spot

    Daydreaming

    Suckers bet...... constant concern over moisture intrusion and resale will be in the toilet, but if your infatuation is that strong.... You will pay for it.... You can have Carolina lines without the wood... If Eric chimes in he will reinforce how a good wood hull can be amazing if done...
  293. G-Spot

    Daydreaming

    For what it’s worth.... I would never pay $8k for that hull.... You can find Amazing glass hulls with good bones for $2000-$3000..... plus they have many parts that will save you some money.... I actually didn’t want to say how cheap I got my old Navy boat for, but........ Non profit...
  294. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    Lots of pangas out there probably five this morning.... Jay (Captain of the Apollo) fishes in a super panga out there all the time.... last month he was in a panga with 4 guys... fuel cans on the roof of the T top to get out and back..... Fishing for fish to sell.... He was also out there a...
  295. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    That’s sweet! I saw this posted elsewhere! Scott Osuna was out there with us too... The patrol boat flew by him on their way after a panga who was trying to make a high speed get away.. We decided to leave for this trip... being pulled in a second time would not be good.. 😀
  296. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    Ha! It was yesterday at Tres Maria’s..... A couple hours before the Marine and fishing authority boarded the boat and hung out with us for an hour.... 😀 They were nice enough, but that was the end of fishing there for this trip... Ended up with one 77lb and one 67lb... Heading back now and a...
  297. G-Spot

    Daydreaming

    You cannot find the answer here... Many people have more money than they do knowledge or real ability. many people do not have skills at finding deals and always want the latest abs greatest.... I personally would walk away from the wood boat.... No thanks! Too much investment to have...
  298. G-Spot

    Topshot - Mono vs. Fluoro

    Personally a topshot is not flouro.... the topshot acts as a buffer giving shone shock resistance which is the stretch you desire... Flouro is a leader to me not a topshot... A leader of flouro when fishing a style that needs to be more stealth would definitely be a go to... For Salmon I...
  299. G-Spot

    Well.... Not PNW

    But.... it is fishing... 🖕
  300. G-Spot

    WA Classifieds

    Dammit! im being falsely accused! 😀
  301. G-Spot

    Toadfish

    I have 6 of them on the boat. They work great on a slick shiny surface.... We have a wood table in the salon that is pretty smooth, but more of a matter finish and they don’t stick well at all on there.
  302. G-Spot

    New tech

    @Jason these kind of people are just as much of a pain in the ass to us as you. They clog up the classifieds with their bullshit. If they want a business let them advertise or that guy can fuck off! One suggestion that may help, make a limit on how many items per month a member can list. If...
  303. G-Spot

    One sold.... one available...

    One sold.... one available...
  304. G-Spot

    New tech

    @Jason I think the worst change would be the merge of all classifieds into a giant shit pile.... It was so nice to buy or sell in categories. PNW specific was nice because local guys could do some area specific swapping and selling. The regular classifieds was nice, I could search boats...
  305. G-Spot

    New tech

    You can always start a new PNW site... if it goes big, you can get sponsors and be a slave to the man! 😜
  306. G-Spot

    New tech

    fuck you both!! I’m getting votes... I was upvotes too... You’re just jealous.... 😀
  307. G-Spot

    How we feel about Marelon....... stainless?

    https://themarinesurveyors.com/marelon-vs-bronze/ I found this article today. This guy is a pretty well known surveyor in the San Diego area. He comes pretty recommended and has done surveys on boat for friends. The article gives the strength info and background on the fittings. He seems to...
  308. G-Spot

    How we feel about Marelon....... stainless?

    That’s the question really.... Am Inbeing old school and missing out not considering marelon? I constantly watch various classifieds and Ebay and I have purchased a few thru hulls all in bronze so far.... I have a couple of ball valves also in bronze.... Many boats use marelon Y valve for bait...
  309. G-Spot

    How we feel about Marelon....... stainless?

    Guys, The standard for ball valves has always been bronze. Thru hulls has alway been the same... As I begin to prepare for our next haul out our big boat and prepare for the project here at home I am researching and finding new products that may be alternatives?!? Maybe? I won’t put a...
  310. G-Spot

    SX Raptor 6/4 With MC

    I’m in Salem Oregon.... Shipping would probably be $10.00 in most places....
  311. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    Sold.... Thanks Keith... Enjoy! We’ll work out the details.
  312. G-Spot

    Avet MX with MC

    Sold....
  313. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    Well..... if someone wants them maybe we have a ride..... Headed to MX March 21 for a week...
  314. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    $2200.00 for the pair? Willing to separate if you just want one.... Such a beast of a reel.... I am just changing my game... These are in like new condition... I think I have only used one of them... can’t remember...
  315. G-Spot

    Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT (2)

    $2200.00 for the pair? Willing to separate if needed.
  316. G-Spot

    HX Raptor with MC

    Here is a nice condition HX Raptor with Berkeley res braid 80lb as I recall. Limited use in great condition physically and cosmetically. In original box with clamp and tools. $400.00 Shipping on you... I actually have two of these... identical match and condition... If you want more than one.
  317. G-Spot

    Avet MX 5.8 with MC

    Nice little reel in good shape couple of tiny scratches, but overall clean 9 out of 10 cosmetically... Mechanically sound... In box with reel clamp and CD. $200.00 shipping on you.
  318. G-Spot

    Avet MX with MC

    Nice little reel in good shape couple of tiny scratches, but overall clean 9 out of 10 cosmetically... Mechanically sound... In box with reel clamp and CD. $200.00 shipping on you.
  319. G-Spot

    SX Raptor 6/4 With MC

    Clean overall great condition reel. There is one scratch you can see in the photos. It’s right up near the clicker button... Not even sure how that happened... probably some goon on my boat stuck a jig hook into it...🙄. I think the Berkeley red braid is 60lb. Box, reel clamp and CD that came...
  320. G-Spot

    Trinidad 30 DC

    Thanks! It’s sold... you would’ve been fourth in line...
  321. G-Spot

    SX 6/4 MC Raptor Avet

    Clean overall great condition reel. There is one scratch you can see in the photos. It’s right up near the clicker button... Not even sure how that happened... probably some goon on my boat stuck a jig hook into it...🙄. I think the Berkeley res braid is 60lb. Box, reel clamp and CD that came...
  322. G-Spot

    Avet HX Raptor MC

    Here is a nice condition HX Raptor with Berkeley res braid 80lb as I recall. Limited use in great condition physically and cosmetically. In original box with clamp and tools. $400.00 Shipping on you... I am in Oregon and willing to ship.. I actually have two of these same color/condition. If...
  323. G-Spot

    Trinidad 30 DC

    Sold to Aceo pending funds...
  324. G-Spot

    Trinidad 30 DC

    **** Sold****have this great condition reel that needs a new home.... It’s about half full of braid, I removed the topshot, so I could get the reel clamp off to fit it properly back in the box. I’ve used it a half dozen times and it has a tiny bit of scratching on one side you can see in the...
  325. G-Spot

    Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT (2)

    I understand.... They are as described in perfect conditions... I can send more photos or do a FaceTime video is that makes you feel better... I have thousands of posts and many years on this site.... Not some scammer..
  326. G-Spot

    Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT (2)

    Yes... Salem Oregon.... I am willing to ship
  327. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    One more bump.... soon to fleebay.....
  328. G-Spot

    Free shore power cable

    If you’d be willing to ship it to Salem OR? I’ll pay for shipping.... I could put a new end on it and use it.
  329. G-Spot

    1981 SeaRay 255SRV Flybridge Refit

    That and buying close out Etech motors and you’ll be golden... 😜
  330. G-Spot

    Rod building - grip recommendations

    Looks great!
  331. G-Spot

    900FG Racor Turbine separator

    Price drop to $60.00
  332. G-Spot

    900 Series Racor

    Price drop $60.00.....
  333. G-Spot

    Time for a new pup

    A couple photos of Mary’s current group... We got ours from a lady here in Oregon and he is great! I’ll send you a PM.
  334. G-Spot

    ISO Nayarit Captain

    So..... are you in search of a “Captain”..... like you have your boat down there? Or.... you’re actually in search of a fishing guid operation to take you fishing? Nayarit is not specific... you I Punta Mita, La Cruz, Nuevo Vallarta, Salulita? You have a rental car or you looking for a...
  335. G-Spot

    Time for a new pup

    Look up Mary Little on Facebook.... She has some good looking lab pups and is up in Washington.... They are English labs, not American, so they are a little more mellow, stocky build and more square head... Bit they are beef cakes! There is usually a waiting list for the good breeders, but you...
  336. G-Spot

    900FG Racor Turbine separator

    This could use some touch up on the paint, but overall a good condition used filter set up. These sell new for around $300.00, so how about $60.00 plus shipping... OBO.. I have two of them if you need more than one.
  337. G-Spot

    900 Series Racor

    This could use some touch up on the paint, but overall a good condition used filter set up. These sell new for around $300.00, so how about $60.00 plus shipping... OBO.. I have two of them if you need more than one.
  338. G-Spot

    Headed to Chehalis

    Hey guys, I’m burning up the freeway Monday morning from Salem to Chehalis... It’s a turn and burn trip, but if anyone has anything they need and can arrange quick drop/pick I can help ya out...
  339. G-Spot

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Cracked Weld

    As mentioned above.... You may want to consider if you are pounding a little too much when running... Especially if you have suspension seats... It’s easy to get carried away... 20+ years ago I was a Tin boat guy and had suspension seats and never realized how bad I had been pounding until Inlet...
  340. G-Spot

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Cracked Weld

    The two I did..... After purge, we hooked up a steel pipe in the exhaust of a car connected to a vacuum hose, to the fuel fill and let the vehicle idle for a long time filling the tank and left it running while welding.... easier than argon and worked good for me twice....
  341. G-Spot

    Movin' to Texas

    Dude! There are a lot of deer weighing 70-90lbs..😀. The bag limit is huge! We are spoiled in the PNW for greenery, but there are other things that can bring happiness.... Like a pool in you backyard.... Blue fin fishing in many directions and flights to Mexico!
  342. G-Spot

    Trailer Bunks PT or Non Treated

    100% wrong! Many many trees logged in the PNW and Canada are Hemlock... Fact is most lumber sold now is hem/fir... sold as fir.... As a builder I dealt with this regularly... I had a anal retentive client who specifically wanted to ensure his house had no hemlock, so we had to pay a premium...
  343. G-Spot

    Aluminum Fuel Tank Cracked Weld

    They can re-weld even on a fuel tank... dangerous if not properly evacuated and run Co while welding... the factory should abs probably will just drop a new tank in there... Although they have structural issues, they probably don’t manufacture their own tanks.... maybe...
  344. G-Spot

    Need electric expert knowledge

    Well.... I love the help on this site.... Gotta weed through the BS and the answers that aren’t relevant and take a complete left turn.... Ask a very particular question, requesting an expert and get all kinds of answers from non-experts advising you..but hey.. ya gotta weed through that.. and...
  345. G-Spot

    Need electric expert knowledge

    @Socket985 @Polarbill1999 Thank you both! Todd is the man! Super knowledgeable as you suggested... The answer is mostly simple! Need to reverse the diodes, so it is converted to a negative ground... Viola! I will probably take it to a local shop and have them swap them since they are...
  346. G-Spot

    Need electric expert knowledge

    Thank you! I will call Blanchard. I have read that it may be quite easy, may be as simple as touching the positive terminal three times even though it sparks... This particular alternator gets “excited” by raising the RPMs to 1000..... so there must be something internal... For you others...
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    Need electric expert knowledge

    Update..... I’ve been doing a little google... and it almost seems like I can simply reverse the cables and the alternator will work as a Negative ground...? There is contradictory info that I may have to switch a diode? Or do some other function to “excite” the alternator as a Negative...
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    Standard Horizon 2200 VHF

    Bro?!? 😀.
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    Need electric expert knowledge

    Hey guys.... I’m down here in Mexico and working on my electrical on my boat... Background: Boat is 32V has one bank start and one bank house. Minimal 32V usage. Also has a 12v bank for various pumps, lights and electronics. The genius who set it up has the 12V dependent upon the generator...
  350. G-Spot

    Movin' to Texas

    I just finished 11 days with no power here in Oregon.... although I have a generator (7500 watt).... burning 12-15 gallons of gas a day.... Got power back Tuesday... Bought a diesel generator yesterday for the future... a little more juice and more efficient....
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    Movin' to Texas

    Kim, It’s a lot easier! 😜
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    Movin' to Texas

    Personally, I have spent a fair amount of time in Texas over the years.. Born here in Oregon, but lived in Texas as a boy, then back to Oregon.... While in the Army spent some time at Sam Houston edge of San Antonio.... Grandfather lived most of his adult life there until he died.... Last year a...
  353. G-Spot

    Movin' to Texas

    That’s a common theme these days.... Businesses a fleeing WA, OR, and CA.... AZ, is booming in the commercial world of expansion and manufacturing. I have friends checking out Tennessee this week, fleeing from CA.... Another friend bailed to Oklahoma.... I probably won’t be far behind... I...
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    Stay tuned...

    First boat done or first boat start date? Can’t wait to see it!
  355. G-Spot

    Too much ?

    That’s how I had to fuel up my boat for a couple years when we had no fuel dock!
  356. G-Spot

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    You can buy that same trailer in the East for half of that price with zero miles on it... Makes no sense other than supply and demand that they are so much more on the West Coast...
  357. G-Spot

    Best Boat Wash Moss/Mildew

    The acid based stuff can do a number on your metal trailer as well.... Magic eraser works real well.
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    Rod building - grip recommendations

    I like a longer rear grip on most rods... 12”, so I can slide the rod under my arm while cradling the reel for bait or jigging. I would never put less than a 10” fore grip... I like to hold on up there while fighting the fish.... That’s the cool thing about building you own... you can do...
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    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    Check into a one way truck rental if the boat is not to heavy.... You can’t tell them your towing with it... but we rented a nice half ton Ford from Phoenix to Texas and the price wasn’t too bad...
  360. G-Spot

    223 75 Grain HP

    I do have someone coming from Olympia today, so if someone is interested maybe we can work out the ride up the freeway.. He should be here around 11:00....
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    223 75 Grain HP

    Well..... I’m stumped... had never heard of Polyformance until you mentioned it. I read the box and there is no mention of it. Then did a little googling and it seems most advertisers show a box that looks different than mine. I took a box out and shot a couple photos... looks like the wolf I am...
  362. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    Right! Wish I had bought more... 😀
  363. G-Spot

    223 75 Grain HP

    There are so many factors, twist, powder, grains of bullet, barrel length, performance rounds versus regular, NATO performance standards versus SAAMI standards that are measured completely different.... Then add to that many modern AR platforms are dual standard for either..... So.... thank...
  364. G-Spot

    Any advantage to buying a trailer out of state?

    My last three new trailers never got registered.... 😀. Don’t register don’t pay tax.... a few years from now register it as a used trailer if you want plates... I rarely register my trailers.... I have a tilt trailer for hauling my equipment I have been towing for 15 years, and a hydraulic...
  365. G-Spot

    223 75 Grain HP

    Right! I miss the days when a brick of 500 rounds was $9.99........ All ammo is ridiculous and making it not an affordable hobby, but a hoard for self protection... ridiculous! All these survival blogs things 22 rounds will be used as currency.... Trade a round for a loaf of bread.... If Mad...
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    223 75 Grain HP

    I do not.... hanging on to that for now..
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    223 75 Grain HP

    A side note..... These are the “high performance” 75 grain. They shoot fine through a 5.56.... all the bullshit about different chamber pressure is comparing apples and oranges and comparing 55 abs 62 grain ammo. High performance loads frequently increase powder, adjust grain, and exhibit...
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    Ammo and Mags

    Answered..
  369. G-Spot

    223 75 Grain HP

    Yep.... it’s been climbing since before the Obama administration..... Used to buy it for $200 per thousand..... I think I paid around $200.00 per 500 rounds and got free shipping back when I bought this stuff... Been seeing crazy prices and figured if I could make a buck and move some extra...
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    223 75 Grain HP

    I have some extra ammo I am willing to part with if someone is in need. I have 2000 rounds available, maybe 2500..... I’ll let it go for $300 per 500 rounds.. I would prefer to sell all 2000 rounds for $1200.00. They are new in sealed plastic inside of the bags they came in when I bought...
  371. G-Spot

    Ammo and Mags

    $360.00
  372. G-Spot

    Ammo and Mags

    Mags.. four 30 round one 5 round...
  373. G-Spot

    Ammo and Mags

    Hey guys... I see people listing up ammo and seems there is some demand... I have a little extra I’m will you let go of..... I’m in Oregon, so we will have to figure out the brotherhood traveling up or down the 5..... or I can ship UPS ground on your dime... This what I have for now... May have...
  374. G-Spot

    Apollo Puerto Vallarta March 2021

    The Covid test thing is super easy in PV... I just got back... They have a large tent in the airport parking lot.... QR code on a sign to register while in a short line.... cost $25.00, results in 30-45 minutes.... I ran to the airport the day before and picked up my results on fly day.... Lots...
  375. G-Spot

    Wood stove thru wall

    Much better draft! I had to add a length of pipe to mine and let it stick up... the manufacturer has a minimum length required to get good draft... in my case it was minimum of 12’, but the local company recommended 15’ for better draft... short flue pipe doesn’t actually help you... it’s...
  376. G-Spot

    Volvo D4 value

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/volvo-aqd40-280-dp-package-3000.765216/
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    Volvo D4 value

    https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2020-volvo-penta--103840980/?gclid=eaiaiqobchmil-av5ctn7giv9z2tbh27qgiveamyaiaaegjompd_bwe If I’m reading this correct here is a set of 2020’s for $40k.... that’s a good deal! Confusing add... says Diesel engine 260 HP, but only photos of the outdrives..
  378. G-Spot

    Volvo D4 value

    I can only go by information given above... late 90’s or 2000..... is what he said.... I believe the D series has been around longer that 2002..... The market bears what the value is and if you want to hang onto yours for a long time and wait.... well, maybe you’d get more.... The gears add...
  379. G-Spot

    Volvo D4 value

    20 years old and 2700 hours..... I’ve seen these on EBay from shops in various horsepower some claiming freshwater use only for $6000-$13000.00..... Engine only... I think Patrick’s price is spot on.... From a private seller you could hope for a little better price since they don’t have the...
  380. G-Spot

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    Where’s the fun in that?!? 😀
  381. G-Spot

    Replacing Glued on drag washers?

    Well.... You changed the rules! 😀. I know nothing about tearing down a fly reel... probably throw and extra shim washer to increase drag pressure...
  382. G-Spot

    Replacing Glued on drag washers?

    Look up parts diagram... you may be missing some. It’s a common practice to change washer configuration to gain more drag... The factory doesn’t always maximize drag washer placement.
  383. G-Spot

    Sold going to Mexico

    So...... understanding it from the pictures.... It’s probably around 120-140 gallon tank..... It has an insert in one side, so could be a split tank? But.... the insert pulls out so it could be one large tank? The drains look like there are two, so is each side controlled separately? How is...
  384. G-Spot

    Replacing Glued on drag washers?

    That looks like carbon drag washer, so likely doesn’t need replaced... As mentioned above check you’re belville washers and change orientation or add another washer and change orinteation. )()(..... the washers have a bend and that is part of the drag.... replacing the drag washer will not...
  385. G-Spot

    9mm and 223 Ammo

    Interesting.... that must be a Washington thing... I have never been to a range indoor or outdoor that required the use of Brass...
  386. G-Spot

    Need a E over H brake guru

    Some of the larger don’t have emergency pin or emergency lockout. Mine had emergency lever that attaches to the chain only... If you have a second person or use a battery pack you should have brakes actuate when power is given to the brake lights. You can probably hear the pump. Is it not...
  387. G-Spot

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    Sounds like you spoke to someone who likes Yanmar..... They are good engines, but I think Cummins is better reliability and availability. I don’t think RPM’s are not important, it just changes the gear ratio for the desired prop and speed. The horse power rating is at max RPM’s so a Yanmar 315...
  388. G-Spot

    9mm and 223 Ammo

    With steel casings it’s not the barrel your worries about, it’s the ejector and other parts.... Although, those parts aren’t expensive either... Those parts don’t wear out much anyhow... The only reason to really want brass is if you want to reload..
  389. G-Spot

    Need a Volvo diesel/drive

    “was” a Tolly Sedan..... That will be a bad ass new ride! Easy Peasy!!
  390. G-Spot

    Shipping Fish from San Diego to Washington

    I have seen mixed reports on this... I have been turned back at security when they scanned my bag. I was forced to check it.It was frozen solid, and I thought it would be fine, and others had told me.. This was Alaska Airlines.... Another time I tried coming back from Mexico with just a little...
  391. G-Spot

    Shipping Fish from San Diego to Washington

    yes... I also bring it home from Mexico... Costco cooler bag... Fish is frozen solid, then check as baggage... but..... you only get one or two bags depending on if you are in a mileage plan or first class.... extra bags get dinged pretty good... Ice chest get charged oversize fee.... If you...
  392. G-Spot

    Shipping Fish from San Diego to Washington

    I’ve used 5 star and had it shipped... it’s a bit of a pain in the ass... I don’t think it will come to your door unless something has changed. They sell you nice wax insulated boxes, then some gel packs to help keep it cold. Can’t remember the cost of the boxes. Then they ship Southwest air...
  393. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    I suspected, that’s why I threw out the disclaimer... So much shit is made up and fake, you almost have to check a half dozen sources, snipe, fact check, and then maybe it’s true.... Needless to say, someone is making money off the rail transportation gig...
  394. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    Ding ding ding.... you nailed it... 80-85% of electricity comes from fuel.... We burn coal and natural gas to create electricity to charge batteries that crest a huge toxic clean up.... But we’re being green... 😳
  395. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    I doubt we are doing it for free... just guessing we tax it and it creates jobs..? Shipping jobs, terminal jobs, maritime jobs..?
  396. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    I think there are just as many or more terminals using a railway and trucks... It still has to get out of the cars, into the tanks, into barges and trucks.... “Green” isn’t about keeping jobs, it’s about reducing emissions.... Or at least I think.... But then they make supposed “green”...
  397. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    It’s really hard to say... I have not verified, but I read a story that Warren Buffet owns the transportation company that transports the oil by railroad. Even if he doesn’t own it someone in the railroad business stands to make a lot of money transporting oil. The pipeline would have actually...
  398. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    That’s what our good friend told me too... I have a bit of money from buying traditional IRA’s over the years during tax season.... I had people scolding me for not investing and keeping them in a lame cash account... Our good friend is very successful managing money for people, my money isn’t...
  399. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    Definitely! I think it’s a good sellers market right now and the future is skeptical.... If I was going to sell, I would do it sooner than later.. The Wall Street component was the funds behinds the loans and finding long term security in mortgage loans and buying them... That is still...
  400. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    They are still giving crazy no down payment loans. 80/20 with mortgage insurance just like before. People have nothing to loose if they walk away. They are over paying for homes that they can bRely afford, so if the economy dips any the value of their home drops or. Job is lost, they can simply...
  401. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    That and 11 years working in the policy of the Medicaid program. Writing administrative rules, managing contract with health plans, attending care conferences, writing testimony for the legislature, working with Price Waterhouse Coopers actuaries, traveling through the state attending community...
  402. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    perfect! When we resume our search I’ll keep that on the list to look at... I had looked at some of the 43’ and none of them had that accommodations. Mostly charter models... In the end based on what we have seen, it is likely we will have to buy a “fixer” and gut it to make what we want. We...
  403. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    Checks all the boxes except it’s 43’ not 50’ and doesn’t have the extra space for people to sleep.. 😜 I do believe the Modutech or Delta are probably the top two.... Were holding out for now to watch the market and sell our boat first... Plus I am building a 36’ walk around.... So we’re in a...
  404. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    No.... basically it’s always great to use children to pull at people’s heart strings, so I resent the abuse and manipulation. This fuel conversation is getting derailed.... but.... it’s a bitch and moan post anyhow, so..... As for your costs.... well.... You are special I guess... I have...
  405. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    You are flip flopping about two different issues to cover the lie that your insulin costs have been..... wait for it......going up and up.... Did you not read what I said? I worked for the Medicaid program and I saw huge expenditures for pumps, and other services.... Technology today is...
  406. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    Have you actually ever seen or worked with clients that suffered from these issues?!? I have.... As a young man (medic out of the Army) I worked for the Medicaid program I actually worked for the state of Oregon for 11 years... saw amputations and blindness due to diabetic neuropathy... pooling...
  407. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    Well... Maybe you are one of the lucky ones and have insurance and with a Co pay your costs did nothing.... Probably not... drum roll please....... go up...But then lie is better... Or you’re a leftist who will lie to further your agenda... many have seen decreases in cost and especially the...
  408. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    Probably 6-8 months ago yep.... they had full tankers sitting off the coast lines with nowhere to dump their fuel... They are also having record auto sales since people don’t want to do mass transit now, record RV sales since people don’t want to fly and be in a plane...... Demand will go crazy...
  409. G-Spot

    Fuel cost??

    The green agenda will decrease supply... when supply gets low prices go up... Many influences under any administration, wars, reserves, allowing drilling, allowing pipelines, and OPEC influence at certain times... Clearly signing bills immediately that effect supply, reversing bills passed...
  410. G-Spot

    Detroit 6-71

    Motor has been pulled and ready to be loaded for someone. I have a machine to lift and load it. I removed many parts to lighten it for pulling, but the parts and pieces go with it...
  411. G-Spot

    Onboard battery charger

    I bought one the other night and received it yesterday... New in the box that a BD member was selling.. I liked the idea that we can have an inverter as part of the built in charger. I probably wouldn’t have bought it if it didn’t just magically appear in the classifieds, but it certainly opens...
  412. G-Spot

    Cummins QSB interface wiring harness

    I have a great condition harness that I do not need. The motor had 54 hours on it, so it in great shape. It’s is often referred to as a Medusa cable, it plugs in and each component is labeled, so if you want to add extra things to your controls it is easier. These sell for $650 to over $1000.00...
  413. G-Spot

    School me on travel trailers

    Keystone and Forest River are the large production assembly lines. That’s good and bad... they have more to practice on, they have assembly procedures that can identify issues, and they do it over and over.... The bad..... wrong guys on the assembly line, bad training in a department etc...
  414. G-Spot

    Sterling Power 2500W Inverter/Charger

    Thanks for a great deal!
  415. G-Spot

    School me on travel trailers

    The enclosed trailer gig would be better quality than most of not all travel trailers. They are all built with small framing, staples, OSB floors, very little insulation and the factories are full of low paid felons looking for a production job.... Rain is the enemy of all travel trailers...
  416. G-Spot

    Large lot boat parts sale, all must go as one

    hahaha!! Seriously, those look comfortable! I spent so many hours sitting in a hard ass ladder back chair from Texas to Panama I had permanent ladder impressions in my back! I think I could spend some time in one of those!
  417. G-Spot

    What’s the best adhesive sealant?

    If it is inside look into Bostik’s wood floor glue made for concrete and also a moisture barrier. You will actually use a 3/16” x 3/16” notched trowel just like laying tile, then set pieces... you will need spacers unless you will have no space between... then use floor strap clamps to hold it...
  418. G-Spot

    Large lot boat parts sale, all must go as one

    If only I still had an enclosed trailer and it wasn’t such a drive! GLWS
  419. G-Spot

    What’s the best adhesive sealant?

    I’m skeptical you will find anything unless you wait until summer and even then the failure may be eminent. The constant moisture wicking up from beneath the concrete will make it let go... When I have used bostich or Henry’s for adhering wood floors to concrete the first requirement is dry...
  420. G-Spot

    Large lot boat parts sale, all must go as one

    crossed my mind and I was tempted.... But then I thought about it... I’ve don’t that before, but it takes so much time taking photos, listing, boxing, shipping... too busy now and I’ve got a house to finish and a boat project to get done...
  421. G-Spot

    Large lot boat parts sale, all must go as one

    Lots of good shit there! If you were closer I’d probably buy it and take the shit I want and then EBay the rest... those props could be worth the asking price if you find the right buyer.... I need a 26 X 28 4 blade 2” shaft... I’ve been watching EBay and your pair would go for $1500-$2500....
  422. G-Spot

    Slow motion train wreck

    nope... low sides, current against the stern, anchored to a log, hit the throttle and pulled the stern under.... Also looks like a jet drive... Years ago as guys were learning how to anchor and pull their anchor on the Columbia River for sturgeon fishing, similar things happened... This...
  423. G-Spot

    Wtb distribution panel

    Pm sent. Thanks!
  424. G-Spot

    Wtb distribution panel

    I am busy working on my house mostly, so Incan finish it... When I complete my house I will jump in on my boat project.... I’ve been slowly gathering a bunch of supplies and putting feelers out for stuff to get the boat dialed in... I have purchased motor, transmission, steering X2, steering...
  425. G-Spot

    Raymarine x10 autopilot with ST70 controller

    May be a silly question..... my generator had two breakers for some reason... one under the floor near the generator and the other on the panel, that was more or less a manual switching station as it locked out shore power before it would let the generator power on... One time mine was not...
  426. G-Spot

    Sentri processing time

    Global Entry is the key... I have global entry and registered vehicles on line... I can add a vehicle fast... One free vehicle when you apply for Global Entry... each after is a fee... can’t remember like$40 or $60.00...
  427. G-Spot

    Ahhh hell no! Rnd2

    How the hell do you have vegetation growing under your house? You have got to figure out how something that big is getting under there...
  428. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    It may be true... I would venture to guess an awful lot of it goes right under our nose disguised as legitimate business deals... I’m sure Epstein and all his buddies used Bitcoin.... probably not..
  429. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    or hit men or sex slaves... oh wait.... maybe US dollars are used.... 🤔 Watch a little discovery television and see the bails of dollars seized and realize they only catch a small percentage... Not to mention all the big business laundering, kick backs, government programs and non profits...
  430. G-Spot

    I-5 Northbound Sunday..

    right! It already has captains chairs and a steering wheel! It’s gonna catch on and be a thing!
  431. G-Spot

    Researching new boat build

    RSW (refrigerated salt water) would be stupid on a boat this size. I think the 42’ that Coleman’s re-did had an RSW set up that he removed... Day boats don’t really need it. Huge amount of weight, would require significant generator for the power needs, not to mention the cost in your budget...
  432. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    @Long Beach Bob if you don’t look at it as an investment for your future and willing to risk a few bucks on the off chance you can pull a few bucks before the jig is up.... Then it is no different than lottery tickets or casinos.... Pulled out my original investment, so at this point I have...
  433. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    it doesn’t make sense to anyone... it’s a supply and demand for electronic currency.... Not based on a value system like we are used to.. I looked at it kinda like gambling... spent $4k as it was creeping up around $16k each... then transferred some into other crypto...let It there and my...
  434. G-Spot

    Bitcoin...

    it’s taken several years to rebound, but it’s definitely up!
  435. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    shock and vibration... lol... the ocean down there is so fricken flat it’s ridiculous... not much shock... vibration will be less than highways... I have no real time experience, but many guys swear by them after many years of use out East... Florida... guys had them working completely fine in...
  436. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    For AC the decision is still undetermined... I have been looking at DC units as a consideration... Then I stumbled across a couple of threads... one on THT about guys using an RV roof style AC unit. A very small unit since the cabin is small... they are 1/4 the cost, minimal power usage and...
  437. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    @kwik_wurk The power needs will be minimal... This is ground up complete redo/new. The dash gauge cluster will be simple pre-made gauge set that plugs into the ECM, so that’s not an issue...Seaboard Marine makes a nice dash kit.. The Furuno electronics can be 12 or 24... no wiper motors...
  438. G-Spot

    Offerup San Diego Twin diesel Blackman inboard

    The weight difference and fuel consumption make this a great package for the guy who doesn’t want to go too fast... this thing will chug along for days sipping the fuel.... Many boats this size with 4 cyl diesels... Guessing it cruises at 15-17 knots.... The added weight of large 6 cylinder...
  439. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    So..... 12 volt batteries for house? Or... step down to make 12 for house? I am a minimalist, so I won’t have a lot of need... basic lights, electronics, pumps, etc... LED wherever possible.. I will install A/C so sleeping in cabin will be possible in Mexico... may try small AC with inverter or...
  440. G-Spot

    I-5 Northbound Sunday..

    Really appreciate that and would love to, but gotta work Monday too...
  441. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    clarification..Newmar to make 12 from the 24....? So a step down box? Newmar makes so many products. The charger on our Hatteras is a multi voltage Newmar... thanks!
  442. G-Spot

    I-5 Northbound Sunday..

    Hey guys... Sunday I am going to burn up and back down the 5... I won’t have a lot of time to mess around as it is a day trip to load up some boat parts. I’m headed to Ferndale! I am in Salem OR, so if any of you are trying to get something moved I’ll toss it out there... Just because I have a...
  443. G-Spot

    Charging systems 6V 12V 24V?

    Ok.... some of you guys are gurus at this shit.... Patrick? Paul? Whoever else.... Trying to get a grasp of how different battery and charging arrangements work... Scenario: My new project has a 24V alternator/starter, etc...Its a 24 volt Cummins. I am sure I will also want 12V for a few...
  444. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    We basically do the same thing... fans without the furnace it only takes moving air to dry it out. Slower is better, a furnace dries the surface, but still wet inside... I use a moisture meter and check framing. In Oregon we are not to insulate until wall frame is below 19% moisture. Most of...
  445. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    hydraulic strength of water is ridiculous! Had a fridge with a long slow under maple hardwood kitchen, dining and out farther... the maple peaked up at the joints and literally raised an 9’ x 6’ island with 1 1/4” granite up 2” off the floor... crazy... had a house with 1 1/8” plywood decking...
  446. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    yes this!!! I tried hard but some customers insisted!
  447. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    Couldn’t agree more if it has been leaking and sopping wet for prolonged period of time.... As I stated... it will be 3/4” thick and crumble exactly as your phots shows.... I also know from years of tearing to homes, that dry OSB looks perfect 20 years down the road.. I’ve stripped entire...
  448. G-Spot

    Azimuth 314 Compass Sensor

    I have this Azimuth 314 Compass sensor. Don’t know much about it other than it uses NMEA 0183. As I understand it can be hooked up to an autopilot rather than the fluxgate and have a lot more accurate heading data. Like a fluxgate compass it needs to be mounted in an area free from metal...
  449. G-Spot

    KVH compass sensor

    I have this Azimuth 314 Compass sensor. Don’t know much about it other than it uses NMEA 0183. As I understand it can be hooked up to an autopilot rather than the fluxgate and have a lot more accurate heading data. Like a fluxgate compass it needs to be mounted in an area free from metal...
  450. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    Nice spin.... When you reference drywall screws and engineering for the PNW, I am sure you meant something else.... and it took this many posts for you to think up some sort of BS to skirt the truth of your ignorance.... Good one.... I’m sure you actually meant that drywall screws are so brittle...
  451. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Scotts_Mills_earthquake After this Oregon changed their seismic region and began requiring significantly more seismic hold downs and upgraded the foundation bolt requirements. That’s the history of Oregon’s seismic changes and why.... Go inland or to Az and...
  452. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    yep.... And also one as a boy when we lived in Ca for a minute.. don’t remember the year early 70’s.... But I was a boy, so not much frame of reference... My experience living through an earthquake is really irrelevant about your knowledge of an IBP and claiming it is for earthquakes.... For...
  453. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    I lived through a couple... Your ignorance and inability to read or actually understand the building codes and engineering is showing. I was here in 1993 and felt it and saw some minor damage on old homes that didn’t have hold downs. As I explained above lateral stability has nothing to do with...
  454. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    This is another bunch of BS spread by those who don’t know.... An Interior Brace Panel (IBP) is about lateral stability not earthquakes and only a fool would continue to argue this retarded notion. A home must have a certain amount of lateral stability based on length and width, this is for...
  455. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    These are a good option, but floor plans won’t likely match the single wide space he has. If you don’t use existing kit plans the cost changes significantly, for extra costs of plans, engineering, etc. When I checked into them they are not any less than a typical stick built, unless you plan on...
  456. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    Very true... people spread lies all the time about OSB, and it’s usually because they don’t actually know or they are new to the trades and repeating some bullshit that’s been passed around.. Truth is OSB has far superior stability when framing in rain and sopping wet. Plywood delaminates...
  457. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    Thank you! Wife’s aunt picked it up Wednesday driver down yesterday and I just put it in my truck... 👍
  458. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    probably 12” at your feet since the sides aren’t vertical 90 degree... that’s what I figured.... the bow always has lots more room... Definitely more than many.... Nice boat!
  459. G-Spot

    Seaboard Marine

    This place is hard to miss if you do many projects on your own boat and use google. Tony the owner has a passion for this stuff. I’ve been reading stuff for years. Tony rubs a few guys because he has his opinions and sticks to what he knows, but he knows his shit! They have a forum, he does...
  460. G-Spot

    Outriggers fiberglass Pompanette with Maximizers

    What are you gonna do with them? Thought you took Precisions off you boat for the big spreaders?
  461. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    I did get a chuckle! Have a merry Christmas. There is only so much space to get everything on a sport boat...
  462. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    😂 agility and weight are not a problem for me... 6’2” 220 and in good shape but thanks for the kind thoughts... I ran around our boat in Mexico with a 160 hanging couple months ago... didn’t say it can’t be done... One hand hanging on and one on the rod... I think some people think a Walk...
  463. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    Sorry, mine was a little different newer model. Not dissing your boat... I’ll be interested in the measurements. I think you’ll report back the trench for your shoes is narrow... maybe 10-12”.... Definitely better than some, but still a narrow area. Lots of manufacturers call their boat’s...
  464. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    Thanks, but not really what we are looking for... Don’t really want aluminum, there is no real cabin space for multiple night sleeping for several people...and it’s a long ways away.. 😃 We are holding back for now... Hatteras is for sale, we considered buying one while the Hat was for sale, but...
  465. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    It’s a climb around! I owned one for 5 years and you don’t not simply walk around. You must step up on the box, then the gunwhale and then hang on as you slide down the side of the cabin.... in smooth water you can fish off the bow, but navigating back to the back while fighting a fish would not...
  466. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    I think I have it worked out... Wife’s aunt lives in Auburn and is coming down... As long as I can arrange the pick up for tomorrow it should work out.... Thanks for being willing!
  467. G-Spot

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    your spin not mine...
  468. G-Spot

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    That’s a nice spin... but not what you said... you went on a rant about how they couldn’t get inventory and related it to your personal experience... Maybe it’s too personal for you to be objective. Now you’re completely flip and we should support a store with bad management? suck it up and...
  469. G-Spot

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    You’re a little off here in this conversation.... We are talking about one big box store chain buying another big box store chain that had shitty inventory to begin with....No one on here is saying they are shopping 100% Internet, not supporting local, or any of the other drama you are adding...
  470. G-Spot

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    my experience with Sportsman’s was long before the current situation. They were already bad and didn’t have local knowledge and local inventory. Lots of things are affected by Covid right now... appliances, and many things made elsewhere...
  471. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    Ebay screen name merseattle...... Google shows a company that may deal in marine transmissions.... Mer Equipment on W. Commodore in Seattle.... Maybe my Sherlock Holmes skills are wrong.... probably closed now, so maybe I will hear tomorrow...
  472. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    That would be really awesome if it could work out. It’s and eBay deal, so I am not sure their willingness to bring South to you, but maybe someone who makes the North trip down to Tacoma may help out... Waiting to find out actual location details..
  473. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    I don’t think so.. When I spoke with him he said he didn’t have any... It’s actually a model that was discontinued, so had to find one... Remote V drive... It’s an E-bay deal new old stock, but they are less than speedy with response, so I don’t know where... Generic location Seattle...
  474. G-Spot

    Seattle—— South Salem

    Hey guys.... Anyone doing any holiday travel? I have a marine transmission I am purchasing that is in Seattle. Don’t know exact location yet... 143lbs. I asked them for a freight price, but would totally throw some cash to someone if they are heading this way anyhow... Let me know and I can...
  475. G-Spot

    Delicate Topic...Manufactured Homes

    I have found that the manufactured housing is not reasonably priced any longer and has priced themselves out of the market based upon value. Often times you can build a comparable stick built for pretty close to the same. It can be shaped like a single wide, but framed, roofed and it will have...
  476. G-Spot

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    Sportsman’s down here sucks balls anyhow! They don’t carry decent gear or knowledge... it’s almost as bad as going to Walmart for your tackle. Their tackle buyers marginally learned what some of the locals want and change a bit, but overall probably not a big impact with the change of...
  477. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    I’ll go with..... Yes..
  478. G-Spot

    Furuno Stuff Navnet 3D

    sorry, I am keeping that with my stuff.... I have been told you can use any hub... Furuno is supposedly overpriced nicely packaged standard hub you can get at a electronics store.... keep it in a dry place...
  479. G-Spot

    Furuno Stuff Navnet 3D

    Great MFD to add to your system..
  480. G-Spot

    Winter boat projects...

    I know! Not likely! 😂
  481. G-Spot

    Winter boat projects...

    🖕. I really gotta watch what I say!
  482. G-Spot

    Winter boat projects...

    I know!! I’ve tried... The building industry is so fricken busy I can’t get a tile guy to commit to this big of a job... If I looked hard enough and paid enough money probably could, but the smaller affordable guys don’t actually want a 3500 square foot with two tile showers.... They want 10...
  483. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    That’s the sales pitch anyhow! Infiltrator is nothing new.... I used it 20 years ago.... That and E Z flow... which is probably better... Then heard reports of gophers digging up in infiltrator and causing problems.... Some guys use stainless wire up under them to keep gophers out... problem...
  484. G-Spot

    Winter boat projects...

    lol! It’s taking me forever! 3500 square feet of tile! Spent Saturday on knees, this afternoon too.... only a few hundred to go! If I could hire it done then I could jump on the boat project! 🤔
  485. G-Spot

    Winter boat projects...

    My list is long..... I have an old Navy LCPL in the driveway. 36’ long 13.3’ wide full walk around. It has an old 6-71 Detroit and no cabin.... My winter is filled with many purchases and organizing parts on the shelf, so I can hopefully start the work in the spring/summer. Basically, spending...
  486. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    The 125 does not include car washes or outside uses. They use that figure as a general to calculate for septic. So if someone has a sprinkler system, wash a lot of cars, so something like that they would need to exclude that water as it never enters the system.
  487. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    You’re not suppose to park on it or build over it because they don’t want to soils compressed so hard that it is not absorbent. They don’t want wheel pressure to break thin wall drain pipe or cave in distribution boxes. They won’t let you install systems in winter conditions for this exact...
  488. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    thats pretty awesome! They have learned how devastating it can be for a beautiful home to be unusable because a septic system is neglected. it’s pretty sad so many people just don’t understand they need a little maintenance to last forever. They don’t think of the septic for 20-30 years until...
  489. G-Spot

    29 Shamrock Walkaround

    Sweet boat! Same mold as a Rampage 30...
  490. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    You have one septic tank and The mounds should never ever have any solids. The lack of solids building up at the mounds should not be your indicator. The mounds are designed for effluent (water) only. There is no real way to know how Much sludge is in the bottom of your tank or how thick the...
  491. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    In the current market buyers are getting more than the asking price... There is absolutely no guaranty who will pay for it in this market.... They may or they may not.... Friends got $35k over there asking price last month... it’s crazy!
  492. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    That can go either way.. In a different market the seller... right now it’s a negotiable item. A lot of agents that understand rural properties and will have the seller do it, so they have it done. kinda like a home inspection or boat survey.... Buyers due diligence is to protect the buyer...
  493. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    I do not believe tank additives do anything. They have their claims, but as I was taught it’s snake oil..... “bacteria starter with live enzymes” Sold by many companies claiming it helps kick in the process after pumping..... You tank is full of shit, decaying nasty waste which equals...
  494. G-Spot

    Furuno NN3D

    GPS and Sounder sold MFD8 remains available
  495. G-Spot

    3.9 Diesel Generator Fischer Panda

    Any idea of hours? Is there a remote panel? What manufacture date on tag? Thanks!
  496. G-Spot

    Furuno Stuff Navnet 3D

    Great 1000W digital sounder set up! GPS, and map....
  497. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    An experience septic guy can dig up the first distribution box and tell you if the box is full of goo and the lines too.... That’s where I would do a flow test from. The above info is assuming a standard gravity system. I always tried hard to find a way for a gravity standard system. It’s nice...
  498. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    Pretty standard to have the tank pumped and inspected during a sale, so you will have that..... You could get a flow test just to make sure it’s absorbing fluid. Basically they would run water 300-400 gallons and ensure nothing backs up. No real questions to ask, because everyone will lie and...
  499. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    If you haven’t pumped in 20 years you need to make a Fricken phone phone call! Time for a pump out now!
  500. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    100%.... the other are a desperate move to get a system in...
  501. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    Not trying to piss with you either... And you are basically validating my original post... neglect... people allowing sludge and build up.... I said I drove a tank truck for 3 years.... I have excavated and dug systems since 1983.... My last system install was 5 years ago..... I have installed...
  502. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    That’s what I was trying to say..
  503. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    I took the job as a young guy and learned a lot about driving liquids, customer service and hard work.... It is not as bad as one would think. 35 years ago if a inlet or outlet was clogged, I get on my boots and rain gear and down in I’d go.... Now with safety regulations the driver has to make...
  504. G-Spot

    Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT (2)

    Amazon price of $1558.00 each. they have them listed but never available. so that’s $3100.00 for two with a reel that unavailable.. then you have to buy line and cord ends for another $200 per reel.... The price I am asking is fair not a give away.. If you have a good offer I’m open... $1750...
  505. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?!? 😀
  506. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    Picture a 1/4 acre section of land with 300-500 lineal feet of trench 24-30” deep, open drain rock, then drain pipe in the middle and finally barrier to keep gravel from filling with dirt and backfilled. If this 1/4 acre area was too saturated to absorb any more water (effluent) then rain would...
  507. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    if you actually calculate the amount of water per day it’s very small compared to the capacity of a drain field. Look at you water bills and divide by number of days in the month.... A dishwasher uses 5 gallons of water, washing machine doesn’t use that much.... The average household uses...
  508. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    totally flushable! And in five years when your tank is pumped you can see them all floating.... along with all the condoms and tampons!
  509. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    wow! That must be old short drainfields or something. Systems are designed to take so much effluent. Most systems rarely use 1/4 or 1/3 of their drain field. I can’t see how being home during the day is anything more than some extra toilet flushes (paper).... Same amount of showers, same amount...
  510. G-Spot

    PSA for those on a septic system

    That’s good info.... Many city dwellers that move to the country have no clue how they work.... Then one day 15-20 years down the road shit is coming up in their tub as you say...... I drove a tank truck, was an installer and later a contractors that did rural builds.... Hadn’t even thought...
  511. G-Spot

    Squid questions...

    The moment I hit the button I knew that was how that was going to go!
  512. G-Spot

    Squid questions...

    I want 12+... 😀
  513. G-Spot

    Squid questions...

    gotcha... The 5 pound box that I buy at the fish market locally for halibut bait are pretty small, so I’ll see if they get bigger ones... It was a fleeting thought... thanks!
  514. G-Spot

    Squid questions...

    Hey guys, Those of you who have been out squidding.... How big are your squid up there? 12-14”? Do you catch plenty? What are the chances someone would part with some? If they are small the it’s not worth it, but if larger they would be great for kite baits down South... I could individually...
  515. G-Spot

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Gotcha! Thanks for the info... Don’t cut it.... that’s funny! I know you’ll cut it if you want!
  516. G-Spot

    Transmission porn...

    Probably super secret.... I have heard they are not hard to rebuild... much easier than an automatic transmission.....
  517. G-Spot

    Transmission porn...

    When I first got the Rampage home the Port Trans had a small drip/leak, so they were going to rebuild it for $1500.00..... when they pulled it there was a lot of corrosion on the bottom of the aluminum case. Easy place to neglect a thin aluminum case.... in hindsight I should have kept the old...
  518. G-Spot

    Transmission porn...

    Absolutely! Consider your situation... If there is a rebuild sitting ready to save someone for half of new.... Ebay....
  519. G-Spot

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Why can’t you buy a pump from another manufacturer? Simrad? There are many octopus pumps on EBay.. Isn’t the pump simple base on volume and power from the AP?
  520. G-Spot

    Furuno Stuff Navnet 3D

    I have some extra electronics that would make someone a nice economic set of high end gear. I’ve been gathering electronics for my next project and won’t use these items. These came as part of a complete system that I purchased from a working network. MFD8: Nice shape, screen is clean. Have...
  521. G-Spot

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    gotcha! Interesting.. I had heard good things about octopus pumps.... guess I’ll stay away!
  522. G-Spot

    Furuno NN3D

    *****Sold*******I have some extra electronics that would make someone a nice economic set of high end gear. I’ve been gathering electronics for my next project and won’t use these items. These came as part of a complete system that I purchased from a working network. MFD8: Nice shape, screen...
  523. G-Spot

    Transmission porn...

    Ooooo... I need one of those!
  524. G-Spot

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Weird for sure!! I am sure you already tried tech support..... I just don’t see how the spots can be there if the helm doesn’t let it through... the pump goes on way or the other.... Does it have a power assist mode that is goofing up? Just a thought...
  525. G-Spot

    Viva La Mexico

    Wife totally failed me and the Sail fish is a ghost.... no picks! But here’s a few of the journey!
  526. G-Spot

    Anyone have a garmin autopilot 1.2 or 2.0L pump

    Sounds like the helm problem.... a small particle or scratch in the check valve portion of the helm will create a situation allowing it to bleed back.... This is not Garmin specific but a helm issue I think. The T in you line from the two sides of the pump are pretty simple set up.... the...
  527. G-Spot

    Viva La Mexico

    Guys, I’m in the airport heading home today.... If you have been putting off a trip to Mexico... don’t! Things are fine, they really want/need our business. It is safe and not crazy political like the US. They are being safe. The planes use medical grade superior filtration (probably safer...
  528. G-Spot

    Speaking of Transducers

    I’d turn that outside bunk into 4x6 rather than 2x.... then you can slide it outward and keep height of other (center) bunks.... That would give you a smidge more room... Sometimes these boat shops don’t use their head doing stuff like that.... so close they had to use blue tape to keep...
  529. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    totally! That’s what we got a price for... the salon/Cabin is also wider than usual, so the walk around is narrow... extra $40-$50k to make cabin narrower not including electrical and interior work.... It’s a good boat, just needs a tone of cash sunk into it.... Rumor has it they only paid $70k...
  530. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    The long cabin one? We’ve looked and talked to them a bit.... 6v-71 motors will likely require new struts, shafts and a lot to upgrade power, cabin and deck have soft spots.... Was thrown a rough price of $300-$400k to make it a nice boat..... 🙃. I think it could be done for less, but a guy has...
  531. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    Wife may not be too happy about it though!
  532. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    Im all in!!
  533. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    if you can make it by 5:00 am... 😜
  534. G-Spot

    This weather is getting old....

    😜. Just kidding! Pretty stoked to be out of the rain! Got here yesterday, heading out to Tres Maria’s Islands tomorrow hoping for some Jumbos! Nice to be out out the rain!
  535. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    something is marked wrong... the thermostat is fed from the 24 volt at the furnace, so..... 😀
  536. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    If your bill was a little high this has probably been going on for a while. you should have 2-3 breakers dedicated to you heating system. Your “air handler” “furnace” “fan coil” (three names for the same thing) will have one 60 amp for sure and maybe a second 60 amp or 30 amp depending on how...
  537. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    If your panel isn’t labeled very well, you can go out and pull the disconnect on the wall near you heat pump. It may have fuses, a lever, or a black handle that you pull out.... Regardless, if you’re mechanical it will make sense when you open it. go into your thermostat and select “auxiliary”...
  538. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    turn it off and use auxiliary heat only! If it is low on refrigerant and you continue to run compressor it will burn it up... your unit is 12 years old.... right on the edge of replacement... If you are able to add a little refrigerant you may get many more years out of it.... If the compressor...
  539. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    They do it for different reasons...You’ll probably need a service tech to diagnose yours for sure. Find a local company that has a “no heat” special. Lot of companies offer a cheap $99.00 diagnosis hoping for more work out of the service call.
  540. G-Spot

    Anyone need a Jack plate?

    No affiliation, but I see this come up occasionally, anyone making winter modifications may want one..... Jump on Facebook Marketplace...
  541. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    Noise was probably you compressor thumping or the fan bad bearing or hitting ice.... I’ve seen fan blades loaded up with fir needles too, just sticky enough to stay put..
  542. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    Wasn’t trying to call you out, was saying everybody does it.... You’re on the edge of replacement based on age... hopefully they can add a little refrigerant and fire it off and live another number of years.... Might pay them to clean the outdoor unit. They have a safe chemical they can spray...
  543. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    as a lesson for others.... I see this photo and I see a lot of moss residue on your unit... People get a HVAC system and then they neglect and ignore it. This will result in premature failure. Think of the condensing coil similar to the radiator in your truck/car..... Now neglect that radiator...
  544. G-Spot

    PV Report 11/19-11/23

    Good work! I’ll be there at the end of the week!
  545. G-Spot

    Anyone working in Hvac

    When a heat pump has low refrigerant they tend to ice up.... Too much refrigerant and they won’t get cold or even blow warm air.... The refrigerant must have the correct amount If it is low..... why? It’s enclosed... leaky coils, pin hole in line from vibration, bad schrader valve? If it is 15...
  546. G-Spot

    Ilwaco Wa Charter Fleet Reduced

    devil is in the details. If it doesn’t have a COI it is an OUPV with 6 or less and that is how it is currently operating. So they are loosing a six pack not a larger charter. what it may have had in the past, may not mean that it can be that again without big money. Without those details no one...
  547. G-Spot

    A few Baja questions

    That’s from some libtard gringo! Gringos go down there and think they run the place.... The Mexican people want your business and support. Many jobs depend on us gringos and they are feeling it! The locals want you and want your business. If you are under age 50 your odds of survival are...
  548. G-Spot

    Ilwaco Wa Charter Fleet Reduced

    Could be a pretty big point of clarification. Sometimes they can’t pass inspection to get COI without significant investment..... So the owner chooses to drop COI and run as OUPV....
  549. G-Spot

    Boat Stands Wanted

    Pretty sure this is the company I talked to... They were going to move a boat for me on their adjustable hydraulic trailer and set it on stands in my driveway. http://www.kirkpatricks.qwestoffice.net/ I was thinking you might Google local boat movers and see if they will offer similar service...
  550. G-Spot

    Boat Stands Wanted

    up here in Oregon the boat shipping company will sell you stands and then buy them back for half price when you are done with them. They are not cheap, but a local boat shopper may be an option?
  551. G-Spot

    Ilwaco Wa Charter Fleet Reduced

    Wow! And he is a school teacher too! Sick fuck! be as kinky as you want with consenting adults, but who the fuck wants to even see that sick shit! I hope he gets some serious time and gets turned into someone’s bitch!
  552. G-Spot

    Diesel marine generator

    I didn’t get a PM.....
  553. G-Spot

    Diesel marine generator

    How old is it? Thanks!
  554. G-Spot

    Looking for ocean classes/knowledge

    Put that boat or almost any boat in a big following sea with tabs down and you will feel the effect when the stars align.... it is only an issue when the swell catches up to you and pushes down and controls the vessel from the rear..... then you will only notice the effects if your speed is...
  555. G-Spot

    Looking for ocean classes/knowledge

    Most seamanship classes are general and won’t cover area specifics for bar crossings and learning on your boat. If you can make a friend who has mad skills to come fish one or twice with you and help you learn on your own boat it could be a start, but much has to be learned by doing it... I...
  556. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    Really depends on the lifestyle and how much dock time versus actual fishing time. A lot of them are dock queens and then you need more interior. Then there are the high rollers who need a cabin to stay cool and comfortable while their crew gets them hooked up and then they run out of the air...
  557. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    looked at this one quite a bit and spoke with owners several times. Delta sold it as a bare hull and someone else built the cruiser style cabin. The rear deck is only about 5’.... Basically $70-$100k to shorten cabin and fix spongy deck... It’s being considered. Thanks!
  558. G-Spot

    New Transducer Just Arrived

    where did you post it? I don’t see it... Interested in your hand me downs... 😄
  559. G-Spot

    Anybody Know What's Up With The Charterboat "Rampage"

    he didn’t say it was a problem or admit he had a problem... He may still be a long ways away from recovery... He simply clearly stated he was an asshole! 😂
  560. G-Spot

    New Transducer Just Arrived

    That’s a clean install! You always do a nice clean job!
  561. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    Kim what do you remember or know about the 6V-71’s? This is the second one we have found with those. I have read a bit here and there and a lot of guys say they aren’t as good as the 6-71’s....? We go back and forth on a good old solid mechanical pig versus $80-$100k for new Cummins...... And...
  562. G-Spot

    Boat Trailer Inspections, & Titles

    Guessing he sanded for paint bonding purposes and painted it... I would not think he sanded it off... If he sanded it off that would be stupid.... 😃
  563. G-Spot

    Boat Trailer Inspections, & Titles

    I’ve been told that commercially built trailers like an easy loader put the number in three different places to help combat crime. You could call EX loader and ask.... they don’t widely publicize, to prevent a quick google helping criminals disguise it. The tags on the axles can often be traced...
  564. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    thanks!
  565. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    thanks for looking out! I’m just not a Fan....
  566. G-Spot

    2 Diawa Seaborg 1000 MT

    Those are nice... but I quit hunting a while back. Boat partner put Fraser Mariners on the boat.. Thanks for the offer!
  567. G-Spot

    New Transducer Just Arrived

    Ooooo la la! That’s sweet... I’ll keep an eye out... That R199 requires a non diplex unit?
  568. G-Spot

    Survey says....

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/2-diawa-seaborg-1000-mt.744774/
  569. G-Spot

    Machine shop recommendations (kicker motor)

    I think as a couple mentioned the left handed drill bit set will take care of it and spin it right out... Plus soaking it.... I had to use this method on a small 10mm broke off bolt a week ago... worked great... The left handed bit grips, generates heat while drilling and then... begins...
  570. G-Spot

    Customer service sucks

    Cutting a pilot house off to remove and replace some rigging?!? Really? A bit dramatic! I have watched many posts over the years and seen many times where Bo and his crew have stepped up and taken care of people. Especially some of the higher profile stuff... Like fixing the BAMF.... a lot of...
  571. G-Spot

    Borrow/buy large trailer

    Luck I guess.... I posted up on Bloody Decks asking if anyone knew where and old trailer was... a guy that had bought this one and used it to move a 36’ He bought at an auction was done with it... Sitting around... It’s ugly but worked just great!
  572. G-Spot

    Raymarine 12" NMEA 9" MFD Screen Plotter and GPS Antenna, Sonar, Radar, VHF Remote

    How does a phone challenge make you list a 9” MFD as a 12” MFD? Changes the value significantly....
  573. G-Spot

    Large Walk around vessels....

    thanks Kim!
  574. G-Spot

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    People get thousands of hours on I/O’s as well... many mid sized commercial boats, slipped and trailered.... I know most outboard conversions are on I/O’s, but the removal of inboards for outboards is becoming more popular.... Seen a few Betram’s and other mid sized 30-50’ vessels... There’s...
  575. G-Spot

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    so true! Although the new Kool aid is also traditional inboard platform with outboards... 😳 I have seen guys get thousands of troubles free hours on an I/O.... I know they have more problems than an outboard, but not as dramatic as many would suggest... that’s all I’m saying... Dog house sucks!
  576. G-Spot

    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    it’s a bit of kool aid drinking and a bit of preference. I personally don’t want an I/O, but would consider one depending on my budget. The huge difference in price is reflected by the supply and demand and so many Kool aid drinkers have pushed the outboard thing so hard as if they are a...
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    I/O to outboard conversion 26ft Bounty

    If you consider the transom work yourself, you need to look and research the thickness and build of a transom that they hang twin 200’s, plus the weight of the bracket and then the force of the pounding.....It May rip the transom off.... The transom of an I/O or straight inboard is typically...
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    Aluminum Fuel Tank Builders?

    Thanks for the info, and glad he is on the mend!
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    Aluminum Fuel Tank Builders?

    Wow! Glad he is ok. I am curious and not questioning what you did or how you did it in any way!I have worked on a couple of tanks and after flushing as you did and had one pop, but it was so minor it just basically burped, but made us jump! the last couple I worked on we actually set up a hose...
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    1969 38' Hatteras

    The to find some old vessel information with the vessel number used by the coast guard. There is a registry you can search and it gives some vessel info. Might help track it down... You may even be able to search under the old name...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Not quite enough photos of the interior, but looks set up for passengers with all those recliner looking chairs... It’s the closest to what we would want a bit larger than we wanted... I like the tower, enclosed wheelhouse is nice for any distance trips as long as it has AC for the South...200...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    That’s bad ass!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    hahaha! Whew! That would be a lot of cutting and modifying! Damn tuna tower is in the way, wheel house, salon.... then the bastard Hatteras would have no value! I think we live with the Hat or we switch platform... Although..... you are retired now and maybe you want some side work! 😂
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    honestly, nothing is off the table, but the cost benefit analyses would have to pencil.... A major ship yard expense and time commitment is a drawback, but as we know and has been said the perfect boat does not exist. The full walk around Is not a compromise, we would just keep what we have....
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Yeah, I’m his Facebook friend and saw that... Something like Mike’s might work...
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    Fraser Gyros M25/Mariner Refurbished

    Don’t conveniently forget the $200+ you save in Sales tax for a like new refurbished, never used product...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Thank you for the good information! We are finding a few... We still own the Hatteras, but my partner is chomping at the bit.. 😀. The North Eastern boats don’t really have the height to keep the walk around and the sleeping quarters from what Incan tell... Could be workable... There is one 50’...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Here’s some of my thoughts for a Delta style boat.. I am not that concerned about being close to the water, that was someone else’s comment about a Delta bow being way off the water. Also not too concerned about hanging up on something, that is an inherent danger when fighting a fish. The...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    This one has the cool factor that will be hard to match, but a Delta is more fish able in a drift style. Wife saw a photo of a Delta yesterday and was not near as pumped as us... 😀
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    dude! That boat is fricken ridonkulous! I am afraid of the price, but..... if money were no object.... I think that would be at the top of the list!.... may not have the sleeping quarters, but I guess with the speed I could simply haul ass back to the dock each night!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Mark, thank you for the well thought out knowledgeable post! Yes we have actually looked at the extended cabin you mention.... currently owned by a guy in Alaska boat located in Everett... It will take some serious modification to restore a reasonable fishing deck in the back... then there is...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Well, I never said I didn’t want a Delta and in fact a couple of posts I stated that it sounds like the only option is a Delta. As I stated in my original first post.... I was curious for those with knowledge of other similar boats... You see this might give me other options.... I love the Delta...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    budget isn’t in the cards for a new custom boat... thanks!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    thos are bad ass!! But.... my bank wad won’t allow that... I wish!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Your assumption is wrong... I have no dreams of such... I have a full time job and the 5 day weekends and longer vacations won’t be spent doing a hush hush charter.... At some point we may take a few friends to help offset costs During a normal scheduled trip, but will never be a threat to the...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    lol! There is that! I’ve caught a half dozen over 200..... largest two were at the 250lb mark and many in the smaller range.. My boat partner has quite quite a few as well...We’re just dense I guess! 😜 It’s punishment and it’s awesome! My friend who introduced me to Long range is now mid 70’s...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    A bit boxy... not sure how much cabin is there, but it would definitely work for the fishing aspect! The long closed bow may be hard to work around if you are on a fish... that would catch fish for sure!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Helium tanks for flying balloons.... They use large balloons with a release clip similar to a outrigger and the float bait dangling on top of the water from the balloon.... Double trouble bait rig or a squid and a live bait... flying fish, gummy flyer, etc.... It works amazing!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Guess I’d have to walk on one...The photos don’t look like it at all.... Might not have steps, but appears to come up have small area and a lower rail...I’m sure it’s more than some smaller walk around a, but doesn’t look like much... Doesn’t matter as you say, not at all in the class of boats...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Although they call that a walk around, it is not what I consider a walk around in this context of this discussion as I have explained in the first and multiple after... My Grady’s were considered walk around a too, but not as I have described. The ability to easily navigate and fish all around...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    No Kim, take a look at these two. The fly bridge is not so necessary. It looks cool, but these guys don’t seem to look for fish much and use the height advantage. My boat partner and I discussed it and it might be cool to add a higher station, but we don’t think it’s needed...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Not at all.... The current Hatteras is 53’ with twin 900 HP engines, and if I want to take out a loan each time I go fishing I could cruise 20 knots ( top speed is 25 knots).... We end up trolling out and back and we go 8 knots at 850 rpms and burns a little better than 1 knot per gallon...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    you yanking my chain too? 😜 They specialize in 26-29’ boats.... Just did a quick search and the largest boat they make is the 33 plus.... which comes as a custom boat 33-36’ long..... I love the Radon and Farallon boats, but I dont see them in a large walk around? Don’t see any walk around a in...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    sorry Bro! I’ll try harder... 😀
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    hahahaha!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    not sure if you are cracking a joke or actually serious.... The very first post by me explains a lot...
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    53’ Hatteras Sport Fisher

    This boat is currently located in Nuevo Vallarta. It had an extensive dry dock about 4 years ago before we purchased it. The dry dock was focused on interior exterior cosmetic and electronics. The previous owner spent around $175k on tuna tower, paint, leather sofas, window coverings, air...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    not even close... look at the photos... Narrow two steps up to a narrow path along the cabin to get to the bow.... navigating that with a giant tuna is a pain in the ass.... We would just keep what we have.....
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Not quite bud..... no comparison from that boat to a walk around like being discussed.... Also not spending that much bank for that... We don’t want to stand up on a bow with low rail while fighting a 300 lb tuna...., if we can help it... We will find a nice commercial grade walk around (mini...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Nope.. Probably take it to Mexico.... Maybe run up to So Cal.... back down to MX......
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Where is this one? Washington Craigslist!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    I have one of these sitting in the driveway.... 36’ 13’ beam... full walk around... When complete this should be a bad ass walk around...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    totally! We are gonna have AC, comfy furniture, beds.... you know... roughing it! 😀
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Thank you! Those lack the interior for multi day overnight trips...We want to keep some interior for sleeping, food prep, shower, tackle and rod storage, etc...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    They’ve got some good looking boats. Thanks!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Thanks! There’s a few Deltas out there... A nice 50’ in Seattle just dropped price to just under 200k, has Detroit’s (mild drawback) another for 115k Also detroits........ We are not in a hurry, but gettting the impression that Delta is the only boat on it’s class.... Thought others may have...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    yes, that was an awesome boat out of Garibaldi.... He made a great boat and sold it or ODFW too soon! At this point I am wanting other options similar to Delta... Thank you!
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    I have been watching Deltas for years... Kadaho in Depoe Bay, Tackle Buster in Depoe Bay, the new 50’ Tackle Buster..... and a couple up in Seattle..... I see what they sell for and the value based upon the power and condition.... I almost bought Kadaho from Darrel before he died..... Coulda...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    See my last post.... Not interested even a tiny bit in that boat.... We are serious and also not interested in high school popularity contest or testaments to Deltas.... We understand they are bad ass, just like I stated in my first post... Can we stop trying to sell Deltas? If you don’t know...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    He really doesn’t want to sell... the listing is a joke and is his $750k price....“but make an offer you never know”...... Outer Limits in Depoe Bay is also for sale complete Cummins repower with 570 hours for $375k..... Think Ms Magoo can suck it! As I said.... I am wanting other similar...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    lol! Saw that one.. It’s pretty cool! One of two fly bridge Deltas made... so he says...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Budget wise.... we are not looking at new boats... much more interested in an older nice boat without 16000 hours...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Agreed, stand on the bow of our Hatteras and your high off the water... 😀
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    So here’s the deal.... My boat partner and I started our big tuna fishing on long range boats... 85-110’ American Angler Intrepid, Royal Star, Royal Polaris, etc.... These boats allow you to fight a fish all the way around without using the motor to stay ahead of the fish... We currently own a...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Thanks, but Nada.... I want inboards and similar to a Delta...
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    Cabo San Lucas Panga Question

    My 2 cents.... Just go fishing conventional... The fly fishing operations I have heard are a joke... they use spinning reels with teasers to get the fish chasing and then throw a fly line into the trail behind the conventional set up with teaser..... So it not like you’re actually fly casting...
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    Large Walk around vessels....

    Hey guys... those of you with boat knowledge... Thinking about boats that are full walk around like a Delta 43....... what other manufacture/model has similar layout. I know Delta is bad ass, so I need no testament to that, just wanting to know other brands with similar full walk around, nice...
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    Bringing Gear in (and out!) of Mexico

    Just got back Tuesday. My boat partner flew in with a large rod tube full of rods and a large gaff... reel bag full of reels loaded with line... They did assess him a value and charges him like $60.00 tax because they are staying in MX on our boat.... Coming home he took a bunch of rods back...
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    Apollo Puerto Vallarta March 2021

    Well... I heard Pescadero nailed a 280 when we were there... Trolling a skippy...
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    Apollo Puerto Vallarta March 2021

    Absolutely Mike, wasn’t questioning your word... I just flew home tonight and was out at Maria’s 2 days ago... A couple of well known boats were out there and when the patrol boat came, they headed offshore... I thought you might actually know something about the permit. It is obviously...
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    Apollo Puerto Vallarta March 2021

    Thanks for the info, but not really much but a politically correct tid bit of info..... We all know there are lots of things that go on in Mexico without permits and a few kick backs.. We also know the long range fleet fishes areas without permits..😀 Give the local guards some food, and bribes...
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    Apollo Puerto Vallarta March 2021

    What is the permit? Just curious? I have search and can’t find it... locals say it doesn’t exist.. Yesterday, Pecadaro out of PV was pulled in by patrol boat and given a few options... they ultimately let him go..... Local port captain knows nothing about it... Might add they left the patrol...
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    PV Quick Trip

    Fun couple of days! Arrived in PV Friday afternoon, immediately went to the grocery store for provisions... Had a small detour mid evening to the local emergency room for a small laceration on my wrist.... will skip those details.... Quick dinner and a couple hours sleep, plan was to get up...
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    Fuel at Westport

    In Depoe Bay we lost our fuel dock and had to wait 3 years without one... it was a mess! Even with shitty hours having a fuel dock is better than not having one... I bought a 275 gallon tote with the metal pallet and cage around it... Lots of guys use them for Bio Fuel... I would haul my own...
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    WTB Avet, Penn International or Makaira 50w reel

    @Fishdoppe is bone head... that shit you bought will probably explode! I sure as hell hope you got a deal! 🤔😳😜
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    Northwind 22 Project

    Surprised this isn’t gone! What a great project... A lot of the hard stuff is done... Wish I didn’t already have my next project in the driveway...
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    New Electronics / FishFinder - advice?

    There may still be “boat show specials” as a hype and virtual boat show stuff, for marketing and sales... they need to sell shit... Or..... Nov 3rd lots of the pandemic shit ends....
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    New Electronics / FishFinder - advice?

    Many people will have their favorite brands... I have not used chirp or dragon fly, that’s Chirp right? Do you like it? my knowledge is not current on those products. If the dragonfly is working for you you could keep that with your new set up... For your style of fishing a good sounder is...
  639. G-Spot

    New Electronics / FishFinder - advice?

    How do you use your electronics? what type of fishing do you do? How far offshore do you go if at all? Furuno is professional grade stuff with great service.
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    Panga Fishing Los Cabos - Cow Tuna

    Wow you found a 12 year old post with truthful information... You must work for CNN... This is big news for you? You can use the search feature, you must be proud... Internet bully because you’re fish was too small...
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    Panga Fishing Los Cabos - Cow Tuna

    Those Racist inflammatory words are yours not mine.... I said the “game” almost ruins it sometimes.... And BD hype contributes.... Sharing an honest experience as I stated above... Nowhere did I say All the other bullshit... You’re a drama queen and manipulative person... Prices depending on...
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    Panga Fishing Los Cabos - Cow Tuna

    Yep.. you got me... I’m a bitter person... if it makes you feel better... You don’t see a lot of reports from me, because I don’t feel the need to post all my trips.... The last couple trips we did fine.... June was a 130, July was a 160, two at 60, and 4 schoolies.... August we got grounded by...