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  1. Tesoro

    El Matador splashes after 2 years . . .

    I feel a slight swelling in my groin area
  2. Tesoro

    Livingston 14' Rails and Dive Ladder

    Put on a small doel fin and climb into the boat from the motor. ( after you have taken off tank and weight belt).
  3. Tesoro

    Pacific Northwest Raymarine S100 remote + rf base

    For autopilot of course. Take off my boat. Never used/needed it but works fine. Have the 3 pin simnet plug for x10 if needed. $250.
  4. Tesoro

    Raymarine S100 remote + rf base

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: Raymarine S100 remote + rf base - Raymarine S100 remote + rf base Learn more about this listing...
  5. Tesoro

    Montauk 17 purchase, owner doesn't want to demo in the water?

    Well if I bought a montauk with an old merc 90 then I would sea trial the motor at the dump. But as OP has given us no specs on motor or age and disappeared then we are just b'sing passing time.
  6. Tesoro

    Montauk 17 purchase, owner doesn't want to demo in the water?

    Why? What are you going to not learn about a skiff you examined on shore vs running it in the driveway with muffs to check engine?
  7. Tesoro

    Madmac 4 sale

    Personally I think the color rage is on par with the demand rage. The lure action catches the fish. The color catches the fisherman.
  8. Tesoro

    Montauk 17 purchase, owner doesn't want to demo in the water?

    'full survey/ on a 17th skiff??!!
  9. Tesoro

    Madmac 4 sale

    Can I send you cash with a prepaid return envelope?
  10. Tesoro

    Outrage 23 speaker not working / need help

    The only music I listen to at sea is my motors and the ocean. Sorry cant help.
  11. Tesoro

    Montauk 17 purchase, owner doesn't want to demo in the water?

    shit I've bought dozens of boats ( that I was familiar with) and never did 'seatrial' once. You meet the owner and figure out if he is a slob or the type that takes care of his stuff, inspect boat and motor condition, hrs and thats all the clues you need to walk or buy it. Muff test of course. I...
  12. Tesoro

    The other white meat

    Well I will consider you much less of an alki than me if you can keep a bottle in the boat and only use it on fish!
  13. Tesoro

    The other white meat

    We started doing that with rum for wahoo in the caribbean. Had to quit and go back to the club.
  14. Tesoro

    Almost screwed myself buying Albin 28

    Well I bet if you had dug deeper you probably would have found stringer rot to match all the other items. I would have paid the guy to not let me buy it!
  15. Tesoro

    Almost screwed myself buying Albin 28

    Walk man! Are you FUKIN blind or just boat dumb?
  16. Tesoro

    Catilina storm

    One thing I learned is you sure sleep better when your boat is high and dry during hurricane winds!
  17. Tesoro

    Talk Me Out Of A CAT

    They have their applications but for an all around boat you are better off with a monohull.
  18. Tesoro

    Talk Me Out Of A CAT

    Thats right. I looked it up - a ProKat made by Prosports. Now defunct but considered a good hull design back in the mid 2000's.
  19. Tesoro

    Madmac 200

    eat shite. trying to sell a lure for double retail. you should do it on craigslist. not here.
  20. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    10 years back I bought a new 42ft 5th wheel camper. It was a beast and I was planning on doing a 10,000 mile non freeway adventure in the west. yeah I have pulled boats and smaller rv's most of my life BUT I hired a retired truck drive/rv delivery fellow for a days training on hookup/setup...
  21. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    What I 'hate' are new boat owners who buy and then operate boats in conditions beyond their skill set without taking appropriate training, and especially when taking along passengers or being in the same ocean as me. In my tiny little port alone I have 2 friends who averted death or serious...
  22. Tesoro

    Talk Me Out Of A CAT

    This is the only one I spent time on as a pilot. Cant remember brand and cant read it on pic but it was considered to be a good one. The sneeze was one thing but it also cavitated badly when running downwind in heavy chop. Wasnt't a mounting issue. In certain seas it performed superior to a...
  23. Tesoro

    Talk Me Out Of A CAT

    Jason pegged it. The absolute worse 140 mile run I ever did in a boat in wind waves was in a top brand 27ft power cat. I would have preferred to have been waterboarded.
  24. Tesoro

    Catilina storm

    Understandable!
  25. Tesoro

    brass fuel selector quality

    I ordered a 4 way 3/8in and a 2 way. 70 bucks + ship
  26. Tesoro

    brass fuel selector quality

    Incase anyone is interested, which is probably not, but the only brass selector valves I could find which are 'made in USA' of good quality are the Anderson company ones out of South Carolina. Don't cost any more than the chicom ones but they line up and click correctly. They can be ordered...
  27. Tesoro

    brass fuel selector quality

    This is best candidate so far. Will call in the am to confirm https://www.andersonbrass.com/selector-valves
  28. Tesoro

    brass fuel selector quality

    I need to change out a 4 way and 3 way selector valve on my boat. Anyone have any knowledge of which are true marine grade non-chicom versions with non-potmetal handles that fall apart after a year or two? Like real made is USA ones. If they still exist. I dont live where can check them out in...
  29. Tesoro

    I want a drone. Can’t resist anymore!

    I have 4000 fishing pics. Anyone want to see them?! back to fishing 'n not screwing with gadgets. Got enough of those on my helm anyhow.
  30. Tesoro

    I want a drone. Can’t resist anymore!

    Better not get caught by your wife wearing googles and wackin off to the neighbor's hot wife taking a bath!
  31. Tesoro

    Assault knives or ones just used for hunting?

    https://www.inmycommunity.com.au/is-it-legal-to-carry-a-pocket-knife-in-australia-what-is-the-law/
  32. Tesoro

    I want a drone. Can’t resist anymore!

    Hmmm. I hear ya all! Even if you get it down and dont lose it then HOW MANY fishing videos can you bore your friends with before they start avoiding you?! I can see great utility in one for promoting a fishing service but... Come to think of it I bought a gopro5 with all the gadgets over a...
  33. Tesoro

    I want a drone. Can’t resist anymore!

    Was looking at a guy’s recent albacore fishing action drone footage and felt swelling in my groin area. I can’t separate real drone reviews from paid reviews. Anyone here know anything about them or use them? Obviously would want latest resolution and ability to follow me at fixed distance...
  34. Tesoro

    Assault knives or ones just used for hunting?

    Makes one wonder if tobacco was really the cause of so many of those lung cancers. RIP John Wayne
  35. Tesoro

    Prayers after tragedy

    There are about 5000 current gods worshipped around the world, so I picked Poseidon as my favorite one!
  36. Tesoro

    Assault knives or ones just used for hunting?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11179469/Canadian-police-issue-alert-apparent-random-stabbings.html
  37. Tesoro

    Prayers after tragedy

    I am THE ONE who is worse than an atheist
  38. Tesoro

    Yamaha 2 stroke C85 oil questions?

    Well live n learn! pull the lower unit off and go thru water pump! do thermo and about about 10 other basic things before running it! Pretend u just bought an older used car and plan on taking it on a long maiden trip!
  39. Tesoro

    Yamaha 2 stroke C85 oil questions?

    So you just got that engine and took it for a run or?
  40. Tesoro

    Yamaha 2 stroke C85 oil questions?

    Man that is one of my favorite motors! Bought many brand new when lived in the tropics. For what its worth, we used them in twins on 6 pax dive boats and ran them very hard pushing heavy loads of divers day after day. We had arco type gas and used texaco brand 2 stroke oil. Never had premature...
  41. Tesoro

    Sacrilege to the Parker gods

    He doesnt have a clue and wont pay someone to teach him. I offered. Sure as shit not gonna do it for free. In that video he is using his bow thruster and forgets about steering his ass end. I told his friend to unplug it so he can figure out how to dock.. Eventually but doubtful. And yeah...
  42. Tesoro

    Sacrilege to the Parker gods

    There are some things in life are just flat out not fair. I know this guy. he ordered the boat last year fully loaded to the hilt with furuno in and out. Delivery this spring. Thrusters, F300's + trolling kicker. He cannot run any electronics other than pull up chart and follow his snail trails...
  43. Tesoro

    Sports Cabin ride quality

    Exactly. + loosen up your throttle control and if running twins set one at desired speed and use the other throttle for speed variance control.
  44. Tesoro

    Dentist in Tijuana

    After 26 years of living in Belize & Yucatan I can affirm that one of the biggest ripoffs in the world is USA dentistry! And the next are Tessla cars.
  45. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    very nice offer and thx but I have sufficient lures now and the water has changed and tuna have split. typical!
  46. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    No he was most likely killed by a fellow inmate for mocking him by wearing his cum rag ( girlfriend panties) over his head and posting pic of it on internet. Or he was beaten to death to reveal the location of his crypto wallet. Either way it is fishy as his body is still in the morgue after 16...
  47. Tesoro

    Trolling bags to slow the troll using the main?

    If you are trolling up stream or down stream under same rpm then you are going same speed in the water, but faster of slower on ground speed. water speed is what counts. Best way is to set your rpm on lure action. wind of course is another factor.
  48. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    Of course. Join the US army
  49. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    Easy for you to say typing on your computer! ever killed anyone illegally in a foreign country?!!
  50. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    Oh yeah?! So would you let your pack of mongrels roam on the public beach infront of your house and do nothing about it after they had attacked and bitten various people over many months? Bites that required multiple stitches? And then would you have paid off the cops and town councillors so...
  51. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    Well, Greg was a top notch blue water fisherman. His last boat was a restored 31 Bertam with top station and tuna tower. He was also a good spearfisherman. Typical Florida boy. Yup he poisoned mcafee's mutts and for good reason. For him, it was more of a euthanasia mission and payback for...
  52. Tesoro

    Whats the best boat wax?

    The best 'boat wax' is on/off boat cleaner acid. Also cleans up your cuts on hands. dissolves everything from rust to old blood. I never felt like wax did anything for gelcoat other than for a week or so. but thats me. The worst thing is strong sunlight. If you ever have to repair your gelcoat...
  53. Tesoro

    Garlic canned tuna question

    there is alot of ambiguity in the semantics of 'made in' and 'product of' anymore. Not saying anything but never know unless you 'peel your own' !! plus better flavor. Not sold one bit on these yuppie gourmet stores. A friend's brother worked for a whole foods store down in cali. They would...
  54. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    No! John Mcafee the antivirus mogul who killed my fish bud and good friend down in Belize. Asshole that he was ( my friend, Greg).
  55. Tesoro

    Anyone watch ' Running with the Devil' on netflix?

    Excellent production on the asshole, finally. I hope he is really dead so this is the last of the saga. He had my fishing/spearfishing bud killed in Belize. I also knew mcafee very well.
  56. Tesoro

    Drowning does not look like drowning - Super Important

    Was divemaster/Instructor in Belize in mid 80's to 90's. Saved many and we used to sit around the bar talkin about who we saved that month = mainly professional people who had more money to travel and dive in exotic places than experience. My top one was one of the Texas Hunt brothers. Picked...
  57. Tesoro

    Simrad Chart Help

    One day, when the chinks neutralize all our gps satellites, I will feel safe from the weekend warriors when I’m out in the fog!
  58. Tesoro

    Simrad Chart Help

    Relief shading is like cheating. Pisses off alot of old fishers who spent years finding the special spots with standard charts and sonar. And now any swingin' dick with a $200 chip, or an iphone and $15, can find everything first time out!!
  59. Tesoro

    Garlic canned tuna question

    NEVER buy imported already peeled garlic. Alot of it comes from chinese prison labor. Many have worn out finger tips so have to chew off the husk. Saw a documentary on it and that did me in. Not that I ever bought pre-packaged garlic.
  60. Tesoro

    What is this fitting called?(may be dumb question)

    Get rid of all those plastic pos fittings and replace with Groco bronze ones. Not chicom ss ones.
  61. Tesoro

    Halco max VS Madmac

    So drop lures in the fog, make a waypoint, set go to waypoint, drive 0.14 mi away from it and then set drag? Or tie on a top shot of 300 yds of mono to the braid backer?! crazy.
  62. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    I used this kind plenty when I lived on the Caribbean sea. But the BF I want to go after are close to shore in water with a top cap of algea rich soup, so I figure the vibrations of the wobbler lures would raise the odds.
  63. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    I have worked hard my whole life, cheated on taxes, schemed, saved, and did without certain luxuries so I would never have to fish on party boats!!
  64. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    true but I hear the madmacs can go 5kts faster than the yz and marauder etc. If so then less chance of tripping. thats my logic whether it makes sense or not.
  65. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    Yeah thanks. I came to a similar conclusion late last night and ordered some Bonitas. I'll add a few Haloc 190's to the order as have never tried them. Only interested in the madmac because of the speed aspect. 30 years ago I was in Belize fishing for tuna with an old local commercial fisherman...
  66. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    Sorry but I am not gonna be hijacked! Who the fuck is gonna pay 150 bucks for a 40 dollar lure just because some calculating groups cleaned out the aussie and usa stocks. Probably the next thing we will see are chicom fakes on ebay and amazon offered for that price. Maybe that is the plan.
  67. Tesoro

    Why so quite here in OREO-gone...for Albacore?

    There are no overnite charter boats in So. Oregon dedicated to Tuna. Just day trippers that usually fish for bottom fish, Hali and Salmon. A few will do tuna day runs if the conditions and distance is in the 30 mile range.
  68. Tesoro

    I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!! - I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!! Learn more about this listing...
  69. Tesoro

    Pacific Northwest I need 3 x 8in Madmacs!!

    Anyone? I dont care what color or if chewed on a little or new. Need to try them on what I think might be Bluefins up here in Southern Oregon. 541-450-3544 text/cell. I dont get pm email notifications for some reason.
  70. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    You couldnt mount it higher due to pump in back. The slant top is where wheel is supposed to go. A smaller diameter one!!
  71. Tesoro

    Rolex Submariner

    As I sold it to a member, its his business now. But I would not have sold it for 10k+.
  72. Tesoro

    Yamaha outboard motor is down with a full tank of gas and will sit until mid-October.

    Isn't that f300 fuel injected? if so no problem with fuel in the engine. Be good for 6 months. I know done it with untreated gas because all gas is already treated. It is sealed and pressurized with fuel injection.. The tank should be plum full to stop any condensation. But it it makes you feel...
  73. Tesoro

    Identify this Boat?

    you are a glutton for punishment!
  74. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    would have to be a hydraulic vertical lift helm to help!
  75. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    I didnt mention that he did circle back past me and I told him they mounted his wheel in the wrong spot. He replied oh well im getting used to it! Those old maine boats had low wheels with spindle handles. My family had one like that when I was a kid.
  76. Tesoro

    Sometimes you just wonder.....

    Shit, I couldnt get my camera out in time. So yesterday I was leaving our launch area and a guy was driving back to ramps by me singlehanded in a brand new 23 or 25 footer. A tourist/weekender visitor. He was using the cockpit steering station and I noticed that he was hunched over in a U while...
  77. Tesoro

    Confused self bailing decks

    thats was kind of a joke on my comment. all boats are self bailing under power if you pull the plug! just put it back in before you come off plane!! self bailing smaller sport boats have sealed decks above the waterline with scuppers to drain down to the water, which is a bit below the deck...
  78. Tesoro

    Rolex Submariner

    Happy to report it sold today to an appreciative younger member of BD. He will receive it in a few days and get it salty. For me it was like losing my wedding ring when I still love my wife ( and fishing partner for 33 yrs!) Sorry to all the guys who pm'd me and wanted it but I only had one.
  79. Rolex Submariner

    Pacific Northwest Rolex Submariner

    Might as well post it here than anywhere. Selling my classic 16800 Submariner. I got it new dec 1984 and have papers. Been serviced by same Rolex center since then. Last service a year ago. They know the watch. Skies in Eugene, Oregon. This model is considered to be ‘the’ diver watch. New...
  80. Tesoro

    Rolex Submariner

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: Rolex Submariner - Rolex Submariner Learn more about this listing...
  81. Tesoro

    Pretty cool!

    For 9k I can get this + great rifle+top optic !
  82. Tesoro

    Why Not Pangas ?

    ps: I had to look it up. We assigned the 1st world to all post ww2 'western countries' and the commie block were assigned as 2nd world. The rest were 3rd world. Now I know nearly 40 yrs after college!
  83. Tesoro

    Why Not Pangas ?

    The Panga is just the Mexican version of the universal poor man fishing boat. Yamaha designed them and, if I remember right, set up boat builders all over the place at no premium or license SO they could sell their incredible enduro motors in the 3rd world. They all have the same commonality...
  84. Tesoro

    Best 150 HP outboard

    4mpg avg at cruise with a 200hp on a med vee heavier boat. If you say so then I must believe you. And want one! Thats 25% better fuel economy than a 20 grady with a 200 yam
  85. Tesoro

    Best 150 HP outboard

    4mpg avg at cruise with a 200hp on a med vee heavier boat. If you say so then I must believe you. And want one! Thats 25% better fuel economy than a 20 grady with a 200 yam
  86. Tesoro

    Hot hands sink

    why heat water thats already hot?!
  87. Tesoro

    Best 150 HP outboard

    promotional super discounted motors. same thing with some guides in know in oregon. they dont care what color because they get em swapped out every 24 mos. short seasons here so the equiv of one year in fla.
  88. Tesoro

    Hot hands sink

    There is a fellow who makes a nifty ss fitting w/anode that replaces the stock anode plug. I cant remember who but he is in Wa state. This is the best way to go but I cant help you find him. I got the contact off ifish some years back.
  89. Tesoro

    Peoples opinions on Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 is it a good boat? Comparing With Parker 1801 still in the search?!?

    Whaler did back in the late classic days. Or at least the dealers did, as nearly everyone I saw/owned had yams. ie 1990
  90. Tesoro

    Peoples opinions on Boston Whaler Nantucket 190 is it a good boat? Comparing With Parker 1801 still in the search?!?

    It is a shame that this era of BW partnered up with merc instead of Yam.
  91. Tesoro

    Boat transport Options

    Bitchin! etecs kinda look like yamahas when painted drab!
  92. Tesoro

    Boat transport Options

    I would drive that far for a 25 guardian also! esp one that spent its life on a lake?
  93. Tesoro

    Best month for albacore

    We are having a weird season up here. At least in the south, which is the only place to be on the Oregon coast. Been wet with seasonally late strong offshore blows causing upwelling and cold water inshore. NO bait NO big chinook. I have ZERO salmon in freezer. This time last year already had 200...
  94. Tesoro

    anyone got an idea for binos storage in simple bench tower???

    make sure you buy steel hose clamps from dollar store for the milk crate!
  95. Tesoro

    Dogs on Board

    My wife took her cat fishing once. Once. It got seasick.
  96. Tesoro

    Playaction Snap on belt

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: Playaction Snap on belt - Playaction Snap on belt Learn more about this listing...
  97. Playaction Snap on belt

    Pacific Northwest Playaction Snap on belt

    Got for wife years back but she dosent like it and never used it. . $75 shipped
  98. Tesoro

    Jury Duty - Location Change? (N.OC)

    damm mail thieves stole my last 2 jury summons.
  99. Tesoro

    Whooper Stopper mini?

    no I didnt. someone got one and the other is still there for $100. I decided like a longer butt. I just halibut fish so nothing special needed. fine with my ugly stick elite 5'10" heavy.
  100. Tesoro

    2007 Sea Pro 206cc Fuel Smell

    I've never seen a boat that didnt have a hatch to get to fuel sender. But I havent seen them all! Call the factory to ask and if they didnt put one in you can have some retribution via the phone!
  101. Tesoro

    2007 Sea Pro 206cc Fuel Smell

    If the tank is 'rotten', which it probably isnt unless boat was abused in the past, then it is most likely the worthless fuel sender gasket, as suggested. Very common when filling tank to the top. If you had a 'rotten' tank it would have pinholes with a slow seep and you would have a constant...
  102. Tesoro

    Any Yamaha F100 owners out there?

    You're good to go. Might as well camo the the 2 unnecessary holes you drilled in your f/g by hanging a second filter!
  103. Tesoro

    Any Yamaha F100 owners out there?

    Well thats fine just way overkill. I have never had a clogged gas filter other than one time, many moons ago, when I left the rolled up paper instructions inside the filter! not sure if they put them there anymore! a filter that large wont need to be replaced every 100 hrs with such little flow...
  104. Tesoro

    Any Yamaha F100 owners out there?

    thats kind of a waste and double trouble. You should have one larger hose that comes from the tank outlet to the inlet of the filter. and then 2 smaller engine fuel hoses going from the 2 outlets on the filter to the 2 engines. filter should be sized for max flow in gph for one engine x 2.
  105. Tesoro

    Any Yamaha F100 owners out there?

    You have two fuel tanks? one for the main and one for the kicker?
  106. Tesoro

    wow lots of boats being posted For Sale....

    During the depressing down cycle of a supercharged economy taking the dive, one of the best things to do to combat it is get out on the fucking ocean for a day in a sensible economical seaworthy boat. SO for all of you guys with that flashy jazz that you dont really own, or cant deal with the...
  107. Tesoro

    Mexican Auto insurance question

    I wish I had that problem! If I headed to baja with my boat I might not come back!
  108. Tesoro

    1983 Boston Whaler 18' Outrage

    Everytime I see one like that I get wood. Had every classic whaler from 13-25 at one time or another. I think it all started by watching Flipper when I was a kid.
  109. Tesoro

    Too bad its all the way over there!

    https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sale-wanted/1223814-1995-boston-whaler-outrage-21-a.html
  110. Tesoro

    Any Yamaha F100 owners out there?

    That engine will outlive you if you treat it right! On gas outboards I have always used a racor gas filter with a diesel plastic bowl that has the screw inlet underneath for a wif sensor ( water in fuel). This is wired to a buzzer alarm on my helm. Now that I use primarily corn gas I dont get...
  111. Tesoro

    Whooper Stopper mini?

    If I stick the butt in my gut my hands wont be that close!!
  112. Tesoro

    Head Scratcher!

    I've been replacing t/t yam switches etc for 35 yrs on dozens of boats ive owned so this is a true mystery! its rainin and nasty out right now or i'd be out there with tester
  113. Tesoro

    Head Scratcher!

    thx alot!
  114. Tesoro

    Head Scratcher!

    Hey thx but I know the game its just that after 200 hrs of use after my wiring fix the switches reversed them selves!! Before I just had a break somewhere in the up wire so I wired up with an unused wire in the loom. Nothin to do with my current reversal issue. Yeah I could just reverse the...
  115. Tesoro

    Whooper Stopper mini?

    A yard sale down the road from me has 2 brand new ones for 100 bucks each. H models. I was tempted as they look very well built and be fun with halibut but the butts are so short that would be killer on forearm. Why not make em with a longer butt so could put in arm pit or reel when in normal...
  116. Tesoro

    Head Scratcher!

    oops yes t8 only. Both the t8 binnacle and the one on motor now work in reverse. I rewired the t8 last year as one of the wires was bad. Havent touched anything since so that the weird one. If a wire went bad ( again) then up or down would not work but not be reversed. I could fix it by...
  117. Tesoro

    Head Scratcher!

    I have Yam F150/T8 remote combo. I serviced my motors and when I took it out afteewards the T8 t/t switch on the control and motor are reversed. No I did not reverse polarity on batteries and have run the engine on 2 outings since this issue. I did light wash the T8 powerhead down with fresh...
  118. Tesoro

    Simrad screen lock problem

    Let us know. I have one! Many years of hard use so far without missing a blip.
  119. Tesoro

    Yamaha outboard won't turn off with key

    I had that problem last year with my Yam 8hp kicker. Directions above spot on. My blk/yellow wire was bad in the harness. Easy to check with a long test wire from motor to contol and continuity meter. I found an unused wire in the harness and used it as replacement. Not as complicated as you...
  120. Tesoro

    Quality dip net?

    U can get your rods and reels there as buy some spares as well.
  121. Tesoro

    Quality dip net?

    No!
  122. Tesoro

    Quality dip net?

    thx. I'll make one and post pics in a month or so when I get time. Alot nicer than that aquarium type chinese netting!
  123. Tesoro

    Quality dip net?

    Yup!!! Last one I had made out of heavy dacron was nice on the scales. I forgot how to do it but wont take long to get back to speed. Or better yet let my wife contribute to the cause and figure it out!! I’ll make ss wire hoop n nice whipped hardwood handle!
  124. Tesoro

    Quality dip net?

    Anyone know of anyone who makes a proper handmade dipnet out of dacron twine instead of these glorified nylon aquarium nets one sees everywhere? Want one to pick out live baitfish from my tank like I used to have. Thx
  125. Tesoro

    Auto shipping

    I shipped a merc from michigan to oregon 5 yrs ago. I was watching a jay lenno car show and saw the enclosed truck name used to deliver one of his cars. So I called the company and boy was that a breeze with great comms and updates. And it only cost about 400 bucks more than using the russians...
  126. Tesoro

    Ammo Sales Scam Web Sites

    bulkammo dot coms are mainly semi scam sites. they charge your card and then you on backorder. then when you ask for refund they hit you for a small fee. my rule of thumb is to look up address on google street view. One bulk ammo dot com place was a dry cleaners!! if the main name sellers...
  127. Tesoro

    Ammo

    I dont think there is a 'best'. You have to spend an hour shopping around to find the best deals on sales. ie: At xmas time I was after 1000rds of 223 for varmint use ie 55gr HP. Most of it was about a buck a pop. I finally found a deal at some sporting goods store sale in ohio for Win-x 55gr...
  128. Tesoro

    Jack in the Box buys the competition

    I'd eat roach coach tacos all day long before eating 'fast food'. All yours guys.
  129. Tesoro

    Professional Fishing Captain Needed

    some mechanical skills is a bonus? shit he wont be a captain worthy of that boat if he's never tasted bilge water!
  130. Tesoro

    ETEC G2 300 thoughts..

    Etecs were are great concept but never perfected. I speak from 25k worth of my own earned money. If it aint Yamaha I dont want it. Broke my creed once. Never again.
  131. Tesoro

    Dumping an old boat Trailer

    if it has a vin# and a title then its valuable to trailer thieves. scrap it!
  132. Tesoro

    North River Seahawk 21 vs Parker 2120

    I owned a 2006 21ft Seahawk and bought/sold half dozen others. I now have a 21 Arima hard top. There is no way I would ever trade my Arima for an equivalent Seahawk, or other pnw alum sport boat, for ocean use. Your problem is the economy and 40k max budget. That is if you want one that is fully...
  133. Tesoro

    Options for cats in 26-27 ft range

    If cats were really the boating world's meow then why do we not see more of them, or see name brand manus start making them? It would be hard to put a cabin on one that size cause it would all be above deck so wouldnt be much of a cabin!
  134. Tesoro

    Small Boat Radar

    3g or 4g simrad wont disappoint. keep in mind you will also need to have a heading sensor unless you already have autopilot.
  135. Tesoro

    Boat value

    theres a certain boater type who will pay a premium for a super clean small boat. reasons included: smaller is perceived to be easier to maneuver/dock ( big fear for newbies), can tow with a light vehicle and can park easily at home and fit in garage. ( not with t-top). brand name a bonus. ask...
  136. Tesoro

    Farewell California!

    75 deg and only 60% humidity in that pic. must have been taken in the early spring! enjoy
  137. Tesoro

    Deep fry fish batter winner!

    Make yr own mayo with olive oul n egg yolk for yr tartar sauce…then add your stuff n u reach a new level!
  138. Tesoro

    Deep fry fish batter winner!

    most deep fry is done 350-375. olive oil is fine at those temps. I put fish in at 375 and the temp drops to 350 or so. the pic of my fried fish above is at those temps.
  139. Tesoro

    New boat! 1992 Boston Whaler 21 WA

    Join the continouswave forum. The whaler resource site. Show off yr boat while at it
  140. Tesoro

    Deep fry fish batter winner!

    Canola oil???!! Come on man use regular good old calif olive oil! And live longer while at it!
  141. Tesoro

    New boat! 1992 Boston Whaler 21 WA

    [email protected]! not for a cream puff classic whaler with a new yammy
  142. Tesoro

    Is Costa going full Garcia/Mitchell?

    I paid big bucks for a pair of prescription costa zanes a while back. but I could never get used to them. bitched about it and was told the curvature of the lens was the problem. disappointing for me. I tossed the glass and popped in fuse plastics.
  143. Tesoro

    New boat! 1992 Boston Whaler 21 WA

    Thats a find. Most of them are in florida and sun baked. yours still has the gelcoat shine. Obviously garage stored. Dont leave it out in the sun when on trailer (a nice one btw). If have to then get a good canvas cover. What you need is a 'skip top' that has a f/g roof to mount rocket launchers...
  144. Tesoro

    Deep fry fish batter winner!

    True I have done that but process the panko in food processsor to the consistency of heavy sand. The beer mimics the sourdough starter. its great. I use olive oil for everything. 375 deg. I am new to the sourdough starter thing. A friend just gave me a batch that came from 1988 stock. Makes...
  145. Tesoro

    New boat! 1992 Boston Whaler 21 WA

    Oh wow that looks cherry!! rare. congrats. You got a 2nd gen 'Reebok Whaler'. Better hull design and build quality than the classics. Hope you appreciate what you got being your first boat!! And perfect power. I'm jealous as been a whaler fan forever but im in cold water now so need a full...
  146. Tesoro

    Is Costa going full Garcia/Mitchell?

    I have been wearing costas forever. I have found that with all the new technology out there there are replacement aftermarket lens companies that have some top quality stuff equal to the 20 yr old costa glass. I got tired of the glass weight and scratching on my zanes and tried fuse lenses for a...
  147. Tesoro

    Deep fry fish batter winner!

    I tried something last night that beat all the fried fish batters I have eaten over the last 40 years. I had fresh fed sourdough starter and used that just cut down with water to a heavy pancake batter consistency. It came out thinn and crispy with no added flavor.
  148. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    Yeah im a real pig too. and proud of it.
  149. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    if you had to use a ? then you are part of the chauvinist pig club. congrats.
  150. Tesoro

    Outboard Up or Down While Mooring for Couple Days

    Up! that way when some asshole side swipes you he dosent take out your cowling and base pan.
  151. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    Archie Bunker never figured it out
  152. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    Anyone who didnt immediately think of his mother is a fucking chauvinist pig! They gave this to us in psych class in college in 1980 and most of us including the chicks were stumped. good example of how religion - politics can brainwash ur ass into having tunnel vision
  153. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    Not sure. But fitting! If anyone knows the key to this then dont post. See what guesses come forward first!
  154. Tesoro

    Explain this:

    A dad takes his son on his first deer hunting trip in the mountains. While driving on a narrow logging road they come around a sharp turn and meet a log truck head on. To avoid the collision the dad veers too far off the road and slides off the edge rolling his pickup down the hillside 4...
  155. Tesoro

    Show me your best shot!

    in a past life
  156. Tesoro

    The Ugly Truth

    excellent
  157. Tesoro

    Stupid ass boat names

    I saw a doozey today at my ramp. but his boat did look better than the GF
  158. Tesoro

    Show me your best shot!

    Got lots of cool pics but headin out way offshore to salmon fish in summer at 5.30 am is always a screensaver one for me!
  159. Tesoro

    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    no, after age 18 I always control my drinking to pre-staggering and never face plants before I hit the arm chair. I'm a professional drinker not an amateur.
  160. Tesoro

    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    I tried the rum technique years back but.....
  161. Tesoro

    19ft Arima Ranger

    The boat above sold locally today. I have compared new to original later model arimas and no comparison. Dont want to get into it but in todays world its impossible to stay price competitive and build them like they did back in the 2000's.
  162. Tesoro

    19ft Arima Ranger

    Thats him!
  163. Tesoro

    19ft Arima Ranger

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: 19ft Arima Ranger - 19ft Arima Ranger Learn more about this listing...
  164. 19ft Arima Ranger

    Pacific Northwest 19ft Arima Ranger

    Posting this for a fellow I dont know well but know the boat. He is orig owner 2000 year model. health issues. This boat is cherry. I have a 21 ft arima and in my hunt for one few years back I only saw one other this clean that was 10+ year old hull and I bought it right away! He re-powered 3...
  165. Tesoro

    What happened to farallon?

    ever seen the fit n finish of a panga?!
  166. Tesoro

    What happened to farallon?

    yikes! panga?
  167. Tesoro

    Vacuum pack Question

    I try to vac pac as much as I can in 6x10 for portions. if not then I got to bigger size. the bag cost is not a factor.
  168. Tesoro

    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    jesus.. If you want to eat good fish then bleed/ice properly and then trim the fillets of all blood and mud. Who would use supermarket fish as a test? soak it in bleach first. Heres a pic of saturdays halibut catch ready for the chamber vac. I even trim off the mini blood vessels than dont...
  169. Tesoro

    Vacuum pack Question

    ok my bad. I use 4 mil for seafood and never had a prob and no major deformation. I assume you got the vacmaster 215!
  170. Tesoro

    Vacuum pack Question

    good deal!!! last night my wife made a crab louis type salad with a pound of picked dungy meat caught last oct 3. was absolutely fine after nearly a year in sub zero temps. nothing added just fresh meat chamber vac sealed. no juice in the bag when thawed and emptied out. looks like you need...
  171. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    I bought a bay boat once to run in the ocean. it was a good deal. sold it the next week to another sucker for a good deal.
  172. Tesoro

    Alien plants

    its a fuckin tequila plant!! give it fertilizer!
  173. Tesoro

    Vacuum pack Question

    anyone who takes of his catch properly and then freezes his catch should own a chamber vac vacmaster 215. if cant afford the grand then sell some fishing gear to do it. we all have more than we need. and take that old vacuum seal a meal machine in your boat and when out at sea toss it in the...
  174. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    When I was 20 I hurt my lower back while logging in the pnw. then I moved to Belize for 24 years and drove whalers daily intead of a car, jumping wakes instead of changing lanes. When I sold my last whaler and went to a vee hull my daily lower back discomfort mysteriously disappeared like that.
  175. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    nice. I am sure it rides much nicer when you keep the tank full.
  176. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    I think we have out-budgeted our '4mpg man' but things learned I am sure. Theres nothing like the feelin of driving a cc on a nice day. They are warm water fishing machines.
  177. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    Live and learn..thats why some of us have had 20-30 boats over our time. Heavy is good. Fast is not important. Thats what I learned.
  178. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    Thats the best all around classic whaler. I miss mine. Had a Yam F250. I chose power over mileage !
  179. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    I want a f350 4x4 with 37in tires that gets 30 mpg.
  180. Tesoro

    Center console recommendations

    I think its ridiculous for you to look at upgrading your small boat to to the tune of 20-30 grand+ and then setting unrealistic fuel consumption parameters for recreational use. This 4mpg thing is not there in 22-24ft boats with necessary deadrise to handle wind chop at cruise. If you buy a boat...
  181. Tesoro

    Salt on windows

    This and your wife will get the windows spotless. then do multi coats of rain-ex
  182. Tesoro

    Do it yourself bottom paint

    We all did that every year when lived in the caribbean. Would park the boat in neck deep water and hand sand it to get off the old stuff. more pleasant than doing it on land. and before the ecofreaks jump on me..its ablative paint!
  183. Tesoro

    FISHING CAREER ABOUT OVER…REELS FOR SALE...Ventura County

    I hate seeing these kind of ads. I guess my day will come too. Hopefully I die before that happens.
  184. Tesoro

    boating problems

    I would not recommend ping pong balls and duckbills etc and especially if you moor due to algea. And they can get clogged open when gunk on deck goes thru them. If your boat is built a certain way then you are stuck with it. I dont know why people get overly concerned about having a bilge in a...
  185. Tesoro

    Made in China

    Mine were new in box. Maybe a bad batch who knows.
  186. Tesoro

    Looking for bait table mounting ideas

    albacore ready for this ice bag. I bleed clean and cool them off fast. makes for prime meat!
  187. Tesoro

    Best washdown pump

    second for jabsco 6.0. I replaced mine with a johnson version and the pressure cut off switch dosent work properly.
  188. Tesoro

    Looking for bait table mounting ideas

    Here is mine I just finished on my 21 arima. same kind of config as your boat. I am 6ft and the table height is 39.5inches = my back ache free fish cutting height. It is hinged to tilt up to get out of way of tilted engine. Not a 3 hr project by any measure but one of the best mods I have done...
  189. Tesoro

    Made in China

    I have had plenty of internationals and they are lifetime like avet. The fathom is functional for sure but to have that kind of wobbly handle not acceptable to me for 260 bucks. If it were $99.99 maybe. Just sayin. Buy American or japanese fish gear if u can. I thought those fathoms were usa...
  190. Tesoro

    Made in China

    I needed a couple of albie troll reels and was offered a smokin deal on 2 new penn fathom 25 2 speeds. looked good in pics. didnt really need 2 speed but whatever. When I opened the box what a POS! the bearing set for the handle is so narrow that the handle has severe side to side wobble...
  191. Tesoro

    Confused self bailing decks

    My 21 Arima is self bailing when I pull the drain plug when running!
  192. Tesoro

    I messed up and hit my prop. Advice please!

    you must be a relatively new boater if you felt embarrassed for wacking your prop. you will get used to it!
  193. Tesoro

    Lost hydraulic steering

  194. Tesoro

    Strongly considering a Suzuki over Yamaha repower . . .

    buy your parts on line and save 20%. service your own engines so you know it is done correctly. buy a counterfeit software cd and cable on ebay to hook your machine up to your laptop. order a few specialty tools if needed. a true boat captain/fisherman maintains and fixes his own shit within...
  195. Tesoro

    Lost hydraulic steering

    How do you grab your ankles and spread your cheeks. I can only do one or the other.
  196. Tesoro

    NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium

    thx I sold it. Thought I had updated this listing. Yup nice watch
  197. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    No but he sent me a pic of the grand raffle prize: A 2021 Ford F-350 4x4 Oppressor Limited Edition.
  198. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    Good fuckin question! Someone sent that to me from the county seat town. Hmm must have looked at wrong curry county fair website! Anyhow our one is about the same!
  199. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    nope southern oregon coast!! not commie but us military. Our small town of 7500 has high % of retired vets.
  200. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    Heres a pic of our so oregon county county fair poster. Keeps the fruit eatin biden lovers from takin up our parkin spots. I hear ya on the south. Places u dont want to be!
  201. Tesoro

    Are you prepared for a boat fire?

    Best way to prepare for a boat fire is to always wear your swim suit under your fishing clothes.
  202. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    shit dont go into any more details on the lower unit on this board!!! patron works very well. the green one!! stop by
  203. Tesoro

    Scents on flatfalls- knife jigs?

    yeah thats what I meant - rubbing bait on jigs wont make them smell rotten if you rinse them off. but goo bottle scent is hard to get off. would have to scrub them with dawn and hot water.
  204. Tesoro

    Uni to Uni Braid to Fluoro/Mono...... The Brutal Facts

    I uses the FG knot on my ocean salmon lines. works really well and small diameter so dosent hang on my reel or tip. Easy to tie on board. I use 65# braid and 30# mono for topshot. if you want to try it will find you good video. most are over complicated.
  205. Tesoro

    Scents on flatfalls- knife jigs?

    If they are in feeding mode then they are already eating metel so no help. If they are in a nibbling mode then might help and definitely wont scare 'em away. But then your jigs are gonna have old gooey scent on them that will go rancid unless you wash them really well at end of day = pita. I...
  206. Tesoro

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    I have many years guiding and taking people diving and I have broken it down into 3 conditions: 1. you have inner ear abnormality which means motion sickness no matter what 2. you are a pussy and mentally make yourself sick or sicker cause thats what happens to your sister. 3. you need to get...
  207. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    Good luck in tennessee. I would love to deer hunt where dont have to climb mountains. Diff breed of (good) people there. Like being in another country. Get ready to sweat your ass off like you have never before. Each home comes with its own sauna which, over there, they call the back porch. BUT...
  208. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    you probably drive by my boat on oceaview dr! dont stop to say hello witout a six pack
  209. Tesoro

    seapro or proline

    buy one with a yamaha.
  210. Tesoro

    Moving to Tennessee... most likely

    I moved back home to Oregon 9 yrs ago. Have had 3 houses since then and never had a door key. ie never locked my house. I am now in a small coastal town and my boat is parked in front of my shop on a 2 lane 'main county road'. my rods are in the rocket launcher and electronics etc in boat. 24x7...
  211. Tesoro

    Arima Sea Chaser YT 19

    post on arima forum. you will get help
  212. Tesoro

    seapro or proline

    resale - reliability - parts - mechanics.
  213. Tesoro

    G. Loomis SAMR1094C

    sorry just sold it last night.
  214. Tesoro

    G. Loomis SAMR1094C

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: G. Loomis SAMR1094C - G. Loomis SAMR1094C Learn more about this listing...
  215. G. Loomis SAMR1094C

    Pacific Northwest G. Loomis SAMR1094C

    Bought new. never been damaged or repaired. Caught lots of Chinooks so its already trained. True lifetime warranty. $195 shipped.
  216. Tesoro

    NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium

    Tesoro submitted a new listing: NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium - NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium Learn more about this listing...
  217. NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium

    Pacific Northwest NEW Garmin Sapphire titanium

    I listed it here cause this section is active and anyone who fishes likes watches. Model #010-02158-22 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/641479/pn/010-02158-22 Shipped me to from Garmin this week. Just took out of box to try on and decided dont like it as cant read without glasses! $ 575...
  218. Tesoro

    Good news for you guys down there..

    And on a softer note.. https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/san-diego-police-release-new-policy-for-interacting-with-transgenders/
  219. Tesoro

    Good news for you guys down there..

    No u guys will have illegal weapons like the criminals. I hope
  220. Tesoro

    Nonlead bullet performance

    Shoot em in the neck! thats the only place I will shoot one if its about the meat and not horn huntin.
  221. Tesoro

    Good news for you guys down there..

    "I dont always read CNN, but when I do it's for shit like this" Interesting that this fine judge was born In Havana, Cuba!!! https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/05/us/california-gun-ban-overturned/index.html
  222. Tesoro

    What handheld VHF radio do you guys prefer?

    google smiley antenna!!
  223. Tesoro

    What handheld VHF radio do you guys prefer?

    its your primary if your elect sys takes a crap or you are floating out at sea hanging onto an extra life jacket. Hope you got the upgraded antenna!
  224. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    That sounds more like it for albie fishing. Up here everyone gets all excited when they get into 30lb class fish.
  225. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    Here is a neat pic from Eureka. 1953 91lb king salmon.
  226. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    When I said albacore arent 'sport fish' I was eluding to the fight aspect of them. I consider sportfish to be primarily fun/challenging to catch and secondary as tablefare ie: billfish, wahoo, dorado, tarpon, big ocean salmon, steelhead etc. Fish that strip line, jump, do multiple dives and...
  227. Tesoro

    Anchor me this

    I use shackles wired closed. no swivels. I used to have one of these on another boat so it would feed thru the enclosed tilt roller davit without hanging up https://www.thechandleryonline.com/product_info.php?products_id=8636
  228. Tesoro

    Anchor me this

    I use one of these.. https://www.thechandleryonline.com/product_info.php?products_id=8636
  229. Tesoro

    What handheld VHF radio do you guys prefer?

    HX890. BUT ditch the stock antenna and put on a smiley one. The stock antennas have like negative gain. The smileys are only 20 bucks or so.
  230. Tesoro

    Gardening for food and Security

    I used to have some cool veg gardens but anymore I do gardening by fishing as I live in the cool zone too close to the sea. I have many retired folks close to where I live up river in the hot zone who have gardens that produce way more than they can handle. So I bring them fillets and I get all...
  231. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    Yeah you are right in that it is a regional issue more than a coast wide one. Brookings is unique cause we have our shoreline fishery but I think the fish there are more permanent than roving deep water schools like you describe. We notice this because by the end of the summer the avg fish size...
  232. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    Well for 2021 they already dropped the rock fish limit from 6 to 5 and that is pre-season. So yeah wait till the tourists come! What port do you fish out of Curtis? I am in Brookings which is one of the safest ports to fish in Oregon, if not the safest. heck I see driftboats out there salmon...
  233. Tesoro

    Too many people and too many droughts

    WE ARE FUCKED IN THE PNW. With all this free time getting paid to not work, our reefs are getting hammered by the pukers and sports boats alike. We are killing 3-25 year old rock fish like never before and we slaughtered the male lings this nesting season in our area. 'Oh' release the big female...
  234. Tesoro

    Post up pics of your 4x4 rig

    '06 Dodge 5.9 Cummins. '14 1500 Ram 3.0l diesel
  235. Tesoro

    Unusual Cuisine?

    Back in 1984, my senior year in college, I had a LA room mate whose dad owned a movie studio. So they had bucks. He had gone on a 'family vacation' the summer before to some obscure part of china, first class of course. They went to a restaurant where a table had a small hole in the middle and...
  236. Tesoro

    My Octopus Teacher Documentary

    There is no reason why they cant be aliens. blue blood, 5 brains and have reasoning type intelligence.
  237. Tesoro

    Tired of having to whitelist with your ad blocker?

    Tired of not being able to read certain news sites cause you are forced to whitelist which defeats the purpose ? There is an open source browser that fixes this called ‘brave’. It is super fast and strips out all tracking logging ads etc. most sites dont pick it up as an ad blocker. Easy to...
  238. Tesoro

    DEF Fluid

    I have a ram1500 diesel. If you look thru the def fill hole you can see the ground. Its all gone! One advantage of living in Oregon. My wife has a Grand Cherokee diesel and I get the cheap shit at walmart. as said its all the same by spec. ( her car under warrantly so cant delete the emmissions...
  239. Tesoro

    My Octopus Teacher Documentary

    One of the more powerful animal documentaries made. Glad he won an award. Octopus are the only critter in the sea I wont kill. Played with them too much when I was a diver. I think they are aliens.
  240. Tesoro

    Options When Outboard Won't Start

    Unless you have an old 2 stroke as you main power forget the tools to diagnose the engine. If it quits at sea and u have a modern 4 stroke then then only thing you can do to get it running is figure out the problem if it is in the fuel supply, which is 90% of the time, unless you ignored...
  241. Tesoro

    Evo3s

    Bullshit. I have had great support with simrad talking to top level techs in the usa not filipino call center people. The trick is to know the word 'escalated'. Call the hotline and when you get a call center geek make up some bullshit line ' I am having an issue getting my network to...
  242. Tesoro

    Multiple Simrad units- Help

    I wish I had your problem
  243. Tesoro

    Just ranting!!!!!!!!!!!

    for you cali guys who have ram trucks can buy a 50$ programmer app and tablet and roll your clock back on your computer. fyi. prob can do with other trucks also. screw em.
  244. Tesoro

    Options When Outboard Won't Start

    I have never seen anyone on a fishing board admit to owning a force!!!
  245. Tesoro

    Options When Outboard Won't Start

    how many of us have had those boats when we were younger?!! I sure as shit have. 1990 150HP Johnson for one and many mercs
  246. Tesoro

    MB Launch ramp under attack again

    I remember the old days when we used to talk about Mexico having all the trash and garbage everywhere that kinda ruined it..well they have us beat handsdown nowadays! There is no way anywhere in Mexico would permit this kind of filth to exist in any tourist zones. And I say all of the Cali coast...
  247. Tesoro

    MB Launch ramp under attack again

    If yu find a place to move where this shit is not acceptable that has an ocean and is liveable year around then let me know!!
  248. Tesoro

    MB Launch ramp under attack again

    how is this gonna end? are we eventually gonna have to break out the ar's? In Portland oregon right now if your car is stolen the cops wont do anything about it cause their boss says its an insurance problem. Where I live, as far away from that shit as you can get, there are some people who...
  249. Tesoro

    MB Launch ramp under attack again

    as far as I am concerned they should all be rounded up and put in camps in the nevada desert and sorted out into categories of lifers, rehab possibilties and people who need to be helped. Kind of like what we do with stray domestic pets. fuck em it was their choice so why should we pay for it?
  250. Tesoro

    The best friggin fish cakes you can ever eat and make yourself

    Try it! follow the recipe its simple. just a process but worth it
  251. Tesoro

    MB Launch ramp under attack again

    I feel real sorry for you guys down there having to deal with that shit. 'Good citizens' just squeezing the balloon to get them somewhere else. I wonder if they looked at the city jail parking lot for night parking?
  252. Tesoro

    I scored!

    Light smoked chinook with jalap ready for the lids! one thing about using tin cans vs jars is can pack them in tight so make more per batch, no breakage, no leakage thus no smell or cleanup.
  253. Tesoro

    I scored!

    The bitch is getting the cans at an affordable price, like I just did. Now I have about 1200 of them and they last forever as they are electro coated like c-ration cans . They run around a buck each unless you buy a 5000ct pallet of them and then they are 35c each. But that was pre-covid era so...
  254. Tesoro

    Unusual Cuisine?

    you ate squeaks???!!
  255. Tesoro

    The best friggin fish cakes you can ever eat and make yourself

    Works great for fish or crab as long as you have sea shrimp for the mousse. Been doing this for a year now. I got some 3in pvc pipe and cut into inch slices for the mold. You cookin guys should try this and will find another great way to make seafood cakes and seafood burgers. This is my fav...
  256. Tesoro

    Unusual Cuisine?

    Maya Indian maiden, under the influence of rotgut rum sold in recycled Heineken bottles with plastic caps. ( called 'red tops') ( that being me under the influence)
  257. Tesoro

    I scored!

    A friend sold me 1000 tuna cans with lids for 100 bucks! I have an old ives-way can sealer and do my albacore and salmon in cans. Plus alot of other stuff. I have cans of chili, stew, canned beef you name it stashed in my truck and boat. Never go hungry! all need is saltines.
  258. Tesoro

    Charleston Salmon 2021

    Very cool!
  259. Tesoro

    I was born too late!

    They are not 'terrifying' ! I have been around them in the bushwhen I lived In Belize. They are zero aggressive. They eat 20lb rodent sized critters, armadillos and little gators in the jungle. I guess in other environments they adapt but wouldnt be maneaters. They actually arent that large...
  260. Tesoro

    I was born too late!

    I was suckin on mamas tit when this pic was taken. pretty neat thinking we had Jags in the SW high country back then.
  261. Tesoro

    Electronics upgrade.

    If you are looking to upgrade then maybe look at doing the same to your radar and going for latest gen. They are pretty neat and draw little juice.
  262. Tesoro

    Tip of Baja makes the top of the list?!

    Good news for you guys! I guess Ed Calderon was just doing a bit of fear mongering to keep his consulting business healthy. However I will maintain my position that Mex is a failed state and we are not far behind!!
  263. Tesoro

    Tip of Baja makes the top of the list?!

    yup the 'new generation cartel'. Can thank our politicians for equipping them with our tax dollars!
  264. Tesoro

    Tip of Baja makes the top of the list?!

    I had no idea until I was listening to an Ed Calderon interview. Pretty worrisome shit sharing a semi protected border with a failed state being controlled by cartels. he said the big war is gonna start before too long because the new cartel, which is full of well equipped ex military, is...
  265. Tesoro

    Dual Hydraulic Steering

    u sure about that?! torque is torque. baystars work fine..I have had plenty with 2000 hrs of use and no issues.
  266. Tesoro

    Small Boat Lunches

    I bought a little 30 buck soft cooler on amazon that has a plastic hotplate in it that plugs into 12v receptacle. thing gets HOT so great for about anything that you want to bring like leftovers, burritos etc and put them in 1/2 hour before ready to eat. I can stew, chili, pulled pork etc in tin...
  267. Tesoro

    Dual Hydraulic Steering

    if possible money wise I would go with the seastar. If not I am sure the baystar would work fine and save you a grand but to be safe I would call the factory first to double check.
  268. Tesoro

    Fuck I hate thieves!

    Yup! I bought 2 expensive bikes when on rv trip in vegas, to the tune of 3000 bucks. The next day we went to pahrump cause someone told us to go there for some reason. We found this nice casino/rv park with a lake in the middle. I chained my bikes to a tree right next to rv. In the am they...
  269. Tesoro

    Insurance went up 27%

    me too. I have aa 55k boat that books for 35k. So agreed upon value meant getting a survey to hold them to that value. Only way to do it. survey was 300 bucks and lasts 3 yrs. 100 bucks a year to not worry about having to dick around with ins co incase of catastrophic loss. My fear is always...
  270. Tesoro

    Emergency life raft

    There are plenty resources out there on the internet regarding repacking rafts. Including on THT. Time for you to do your homework!
  271. Tesoro

    Emergency life raft

    Hey I understand why passenger vessels need to have safety shit that isnt inspected by the drunk captain's stoned mate. but for the regular private operators do it your self! just like a parachute. I much prefer to pack my own than have it done by some some unknown guy on payroll by a company...
  272. Tesoro

    Emergency life raft

    if you can make gun parts on a lathe & milling machine to 1000's of an inch tolerances then I am sure you can figure out how to fold up a rubber raft and pack it in a bag! and guess what? you can check your work by pulling the ripcord! only costs you a co2 canister. The added benefit is you...
  273. Tesoro

    Emergency life raft

    Do it yourself!!! its not rocket science and if you are sport then dont need the sticker cert. You can find info DIY on the net. The only reason they get away with hiway robbery for a repack is because of the certification.
  274. Tesoro

    Re-powering referral

    Those motors look cherry for the age. Considering the choke hold on new engines and no discounting I would put some money in those and run them for another year at least. at least put on some new powerpacks and plug wires if you have done all the other servicing.
  275. Tesoro

    Top Five Salmon Lures?

    When they are feeding anything with action which is the right size of what they are feeding on will catch them. Right now our charter boats are are catching salmon bottom fishing with shrimp fly jigs and chewed up anchovies!! gotta tell you something.. I have every friggin lure and flasher made...
  276. Tesoro

    Who do we have to blow to get our electronics??

    I am not sure why more guys dont look at simrad. its norweigan commerical grade. I have been on some huge commercial ships all running simrad. I have had every flavor in the last I dunno 15 years or so since I could afford good shit but no simrad, cause I was steered by western preferences of...
  277. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    I would if it were not so time consuming to make it!
  278. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    another batch out of the smoker yesterday. the big chunks reserved to be cut up into cubes for the best pork n beans u ever had!
  279. Tesoro

    Fuck I hate thieves!

    good luck then!!
  280. Tesoro

    Fuck I hate thieves!

    sounds like its time to migrate while your real estate still has value!!
  281. Tesoro

    Best fish finder/transducer combo

    whatever you get need to make sure it has enuf horsepower to run the relief shading maps
  282. Tesoro

    Best fish finder/transducer combo

    Take alook at simrad while at it. dont buy the latests gen - go a year back as they are discounted all to hell. nss evo3
  283. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    On the Cannon the rigger is wired to send the fixed voltage down the line so no need for the box. In the early season I just assume that the .6v is true down deep. I have a f/g boat so probably is so. Catch plenty of salmon. In the late fall near shore ocean season would use a box and crank up...
  284. Tesoro

    Seeking anchor suggestions for our first boat

    He is not going outside on the ocean..just estuaries and rivers. smart move
  285. Tesoro

    Seeking anchor suggestions for our first boat

    He's gonna be on soft bottoms so a danforth style be best pick.
  286. Tesoro

    Offshore Albacore 2021? Friedman Adventures Podcast has high hopes

    Maybe for food - canning ? can only eat so much sashimi.!
  287. Tesoro

    13’ Whaler refurb

    good question..usually have 2 when the primary is a merc.
  288. Tesoro

    SIMRAD meltdown

    ShadowX has it nailed. I would lay money on a prob with your 0183
  289. Tesoro

    Standalone FF Mentoring Needed

    True! I have one of those 3:1 and no use for it. would take it off but then its a few hrs of de-wiring and hole patching.
  290. Tesoro

    Standalone FF Mentoring Needed

    if you already have simrad I suggest keeping the same brand so you have the same style of controls/software interface. I fish exactly like you on the Or coast and have the TM165hw hooked up to my nss evo2. great for bottom fishing in 30-100ft due to wide beam and I see salmon at 300 ft on the...
  291. Tesoro

    Used Outboards Availability/Cost

    dont buy used outboards were there are hurricanes
  292. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    ps: I just picked up some more pork sides at my chinese market. I asked where they came from and the owner told me from Poland ( via chinese/cali wholesaler)! My initial reaction was why not usa but then I got to remembering that EU meats are much better than most usa meats. They practice 'pet...
  293. Tesoro

    Local knowlege for Rod and reel for Halibut

    can only eat so much fish n chips! if so hali and ling are great for that. but my fav is putansesca and also on the cedar plank with a baste. the little ones 40lbs and under.
  294. Tesoro

    Local knowlege for Rod and reel for Halibut

    Personally I like electrics for deeper bottom fishing. You check your bait alot more often and they are kinda fun. Of course its all about budget as well. Banax Kaigen 1000 is the tits for anything on north west coast.
  295. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    Ok! The biggest hurdle in makin bacon is to find raw pork belly! bacon is either belly or side. The side has more meat to fat ratio and what I prefer. Try to get from butcher shop order. I get mine frozen with skin on at an oriental market. Apparently they like to fry it up plain. I pay 4 bucks...
  296. Tesoro

    Hand Held VHF Antenna's Replacement

    Call the number at smiley and talk to the lady. this way you wont order the male instead of female adapter like most do. Possibly now they have a gender neutral adapter that can work either way.
  297. Tesoro

    Hand Held VHF Antenna's Replacement

    True all depends on the location. My point I was trying to get across is that most dont know the effectiveness of a simple handheld with the new 21 system. with any aftermarket omni directional antenna the cg will pick you up a long ways out if you arent behind an island or in a thunderstorm...
  298. Tesoro

    Hand Held VHF Antenna's Replacement

    you dont need anything more than this https://www.smileyantenna.com/product-p/15530.htm The antenna you really need is already in place ontop of a hill top or radio tower on the coast by you.
  299. Tesoro

    Hand Held VHF Antenna's Replacement

    Times are chaning. FOR NEARSHORE ie 30 miles +/- general dynamics guaranteed 35 mile range offshore at 1 watt for the rescue 21 system the CG commissioned some years back. Last summer we had a tuna guy go mob in heavy fog 43 miles offshore and the CG picked up his dsc signal from his handheld...
  300. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    If anyone wants to try it it can post the 'recipe'. just need a little/big chief
  301. Tesoro

    Hand Held VHF Antenna's Replacement

    I use smiley antennas on my handhelds. cheap and top quality. jut call them and they will know which adapter to order. I like the slim duck most people dont know that the antennas that come with the HX series are basically worthless for longer rnage transmission. they have a negative gain if...
  302. Tesoro

    Makin' Bacon

    This stuff is too good. peppered apple smoked pork side with the skin on so you get the rind on each slice. Thick cut is the best. If your wife bitches at you about heart attacks then make 'bacon fish' for healthier alternative.
  303. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    thats why I use cannon wire! electrocoated. it is pretty much the same dia as 130. But I salmon fish and want the current in the cable.
  304. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    2/1000 in thinner than 150# cannon wire.
  305. Tesoro

    muzzle loading question

    Keep it. the ways things are going that will be about the only thing left to shoot that is legal!
  306. Tesoro

    Custom Pilot House?

    Go rob a bank before going to pacific pilot house.
  307. Tesoro

    Finally Got Back Down to Mexico!!!

    nice! I have spent alot of time in Cozumel. It was really cool in the 80's before the friggin cruise boats showed up. But great diving anywhere on the south reefs.
  308. Tesoro

    NO Football or Super Bowl in my House

    Go fishin or huntin instead of sitting on your arse watchin other people play with rubber balls. I quit it all once I quit playing. Now with the kneel bullshit and some college ball becoming half pro I boycott it all. wife likes me more also.
  309. Tesoro

    need advice - need to locate my freezer outside - shaded spot - upright or chest?

    interesting..a friend just bought a fancy temp monitor/alarm that graphs stuff out. He put one in his standup frost free and one in the med size cheapie deep frreze chest freezers most of us have. what he found is that the frost free standup maintained a perfect steady temp for days on end. the...
  310. Tesoro

    How to rig a Krippled Anchovy

    The new ones - assume talking about the pro-troll version that looks like a clothespin - have a rattle built in them. Pro Trolls new secret weapon. I have some and they caught but no idea about the rattle effect! e-chip is the name. but rattles and thumps attract fish. they say it creates a...
  311. Tesoro

    Cannon ball dimples

    I spoke to a very helpful grey matter honcho at do-it-molds today. first thing is most of us dont have pure lead. my lead was melting too soon cause it has alot of tin in it. and dont heat the molds. get the temp up to 720-730 deg and dont pour too fast or too slow. I did it today and actually...
  312. Tesoro

    Home Cooking

    Anyone make fish cakes, crab cakes, shrimp cakes, lobster cakes ??! I recently learned we have been making them the wrong way for decades. Check the video from my favorite french chef. Never would have thought about doing it this way using egg white and shrimp as the binder Now can have 'full...
  313. Tesoro

    2020 Ocean Salmon

    I am getting salmon fever! Us southern oregon guys are gonna get furked this year. will most likely cut off our nook season mid july and let us fish dinky coho in august.
  314. Tesoro

    Home Cooking

    saw a pic above of cedar plank salmon on the weber pizza stone. It works well with white meat fish also. give u another way to cook it. here is a pic of ling cod on the plank cooked over coals.
  315. Tesoro

    Cannon ball dimples

    yeah for a curve ball!
  316. Tesoro

    Cannon ball dimples

    I made up a bunch of 15# rigger balls today and always have the same prob where ! get a dimple or an air pocket hole on one side. I tried cool, hot, hotter molds and kept the lead at 650-700 deg. I poured slow and got ridges in the tail and poured fast and got bubble holes. I wound up filling...
  317. Tesoro

    Best descending device?

    I just bought a seaqualizer - yeah its 50 bucks but looks like the easiest and fastest way to send me back down. plus I plan to use it to send bait down to depths and have it auto released when I dont have my down riggers installed.
  318. Tesoro

    Home Cooking

    The best thing that happened to us all with covid is it got us un-lazy from home cooking. Now I dont want to eat out anymore!
  319. Tesoro

    need advice - need to locate my freezer outside - shaded spot - upright or chest?

    get freezer alarms that work off your wifi to your phone. this is if you travel. I dont much anymore so I just put in wireless temp sensors and have the displays in my shop so I see that the temps are each day. nightmare is to have your freezer quit and you dont know about it for a week!
  320. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    my line counter must have been off a tad
  321. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    thickness makes a difference! less drag...with 300 ft out you got 43 sq in less width in the water = less blowback ..oh I just figured out what you are saying. probably true if the ball wt is sufficient to overcome any buoyancy effect
  322. Tesoro

    Fishing deep with down riggers. Cable choice

    Not gonna get into cable vs braid debate. I just wanted to let people know that I got some new cannon 400ft coated wire for my riggers and miked it at .023 in. I had been told that Cannon makes better wire but I always put scotty wire on before cause it was avail locally. The scotty wire miked...
  323. Tesoro

    How to rig a Krippled Anchovy

    Nice job. Those thin wire walleye wide gap hooks work well. I like to have the rear hook farther back and one size up. If they miss their bite i'll snag 'em somewhere. I try to catch salmon not fish them! Also like to use the mini bechhold bullet heads for 12 count chovies with one hook hanging...
  324. Tesoro

    Ropeless Traps

    I have been using some experimental timed releases for my shrimp pots. So far they work well. I use them cause I do 3-4 day soaks which keeps my buoys out of sight and out of boat props. Programmable for up to 7 days in 15 min increments. I dont know how much they would cost as I am testing them...
  325. Tesoro

    Tri hulls?

    what you need with any tri/catherdal hull is length! ie 22ft-25ft for 8ft beam
  326. Tesoro

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

    what are these achievement awards?? am I back in grade school?
  327. Tesoro

    Cost of Navonics app

    Relief shading is next best thing after the invention of gps
  328. SOLD

    SOLD

    I have a pair of my Cannon Mag10 Tournament series riggers for sale. Top shape no corrosion. I just put in brand new 40W bullet proof controller boards, new switches, boots and all new clutch washers and bearing washer. Ready to go! Loaded with one yr old 400ft ss cable in top shape. Spare...
  329. Tesoro

    Florida prices

    I have bought a bunch of med size cc fish boats in florida in the past. I guarantee you that most look much better in the pic than with your own eyeballs. and few have trailers. generally not worth it
  330. Tesoro

    Crew position available aboard large San Diego based yachtfisher

    I had a taste of that stuff when I got to be a personal guide and local pilot for the owner of a 170ft yacht for 4 weeks back in the late 90's. we got drunk every night and spearfished and fished every day. the food was as good as could get in any nyc restaurant. and I got paid good money to...
  331. Tesoro

    Stainless prop question (Reliance vs solas)

    you should do a little reading up on prop manufacturers. you will find that merc and yam reliance made by the same outfit. at least thats what I remember when I was trying to find a specific reliance. yam lower units were mercs and then yam changed a few minor things to break patent deal but...
  332. Tesoro

    looking for repower advice

    no shit. a good mechanic will never send an engine back out not 100% fixed!! (unless its a part availability issue or owner cant afford it)
  333. Tesoro

    looking for repower advice

    Man thats one of the most bulletproof engines ever made! no way would I trade it for a used 4 stroke just because you have taken it to young mechanics who were watching scooby doo after school when those engines were the tits! They are not complicated engines and alot more fuel efficient than...
  334. Tesoro

    Stainless prop question (Reliance vs solas)

    You get what you pay for in props. Reliance!! yamaha factory ss are reliance or at least the last one was that I bought.
  335. Tesoro

    CC or Panga?

    If the world we live in were collapsing the only boat I would want would be a 25ft imensa panga and a 60hp yamaha enduro pullstart 2 stroke. Know of any for sale?!
  336. Tesoro

    CC or Panga?

    They are typically all f/g with wood reinforced transoms.
  337. Tesoro

    autopilot suggestions please

    I cant imagine any of the new ones being quirky. It boils down to ergonomics and display plus choice of standalone or integrated with your mfd. I have raymarine pilot and simrad mfd. only advice I can give is get one with a big knob and one with a remote as it comes in handy sometimes.
  338. Tesoro

    CC or Panga?

    To get back to original question: The difference between an American cc and a panga is how much salt water in your face you can handle.
  339. Tesoro

    Cost to service/replace impeller

    no shit! if you are gonna run a boat you have to learn the basics. you tube is your friend.
  340. Tesoro

    AHI 600 Pro Series 10ft

    I opened up the bucket today and took it out on my boat just to realize that its too heavy for me to cast easy over my side rails. Went in the drink once taco style, then washed and up for sale! my loss your gain. $100 bucks shipped in a large usps white box...
  341. Tesoro

    Newbie: Scotty 1106 vs Cannon Magnum 10 STX

    I see no advantage of using braid or scottys over cannons.
  342. Tesoro

    CC or Panga?

    https://www.boatingmag.com/boats/history-panga/
  343. Tesoro

    Downrigger repair

    you might be sol. I cant find one anywhere. doubtful you will unless you buy a used complete rigger same as yours. other option would be to covert yours to manual up and down with no auto stop. if you dont use heavy balls the clutch at rubber stoppers will work. I just bought a couple of new...
  344. Tesoro

    Downrigger repair

    Can you operate a screw driver?! https://www.mikesreelrepair.com/cannon-4486000-keypad-marlin-w-memory/
  345. Tesoro

    Downrigger repair

    I fixed the boards myself! between you tube and cheap shit amazon circuit board soldering kits can do it yourself! had to replace a couple of relays on the board.
  346. Tesoro

    Ace Line Hauler Brutus Max Torque Replacement Motor Kit

    no not hard but ideally something they should have done instead of me. The box is tight to put one in.
  347. Tesoro

    Ace Line Hauler Brutus Max Torque Replacement Motor Kit

    I have one with the upgraded motor. Use it to pull crab pots mainly. I wish they had put a pop out breaker on the unit. I blow fuses if overload it. other than that no complaints as I got the later version with beefier motor.
  348. Tesoro

    Fishing At Night? How I Repel Darn Mosquitos!

    after 26 yrs of living in central america I found mosquitos to be the least bothersome. They only swarm at dusk/dawn during the witching hour and then thin out. Let em bite and you get immune. but get a head net to wear over a cap if they are super thick. deep woods off in the green can had the...
  349. Tesoro

    Defiance yellowtail craig's list

    until 2 full size men stand on one side to fish/net! plus they lean like shit into a cross wind = wet.
  350. Tesoro

    Downrigger repair

    Anyone know of a good one in So Cal? I saw mention of L&D but out of business/retired? Thx
  351. Tesoro

    Defiance yellowtail craig's list

    20 deg. way too much for a 19ft fish boat
  352. Tesoro

    Defiance yellowtail craig's list

    my bad..defiance yellow tail vs arima yellowtail made by defiance marine! true but 12 deg a dory hull is a still a dory hull. I have no issues with mine as I live on the coast and fish when the wx is nice or run back before it becomes not nice.
  353. Tesoro

    Defiance yellowtail craig's list

    If anyone wants an Arima buy one made 2000-2010. ps defiance only started making the yellowtail last year. none in 2010! Arimas have many great attributes but I wouldnt own one where I had to battle wind 2-3ft chop all the time. Unless not in a hurry and you have auto pilot.
  354. Tesoro

    DMV suck my little Asian balls...

    I am an Oregonian. Some years back I bought a jet-n-cat cheap from a lady who had moved up from cali. She had a lost title. I thought no big deal. Jesus fucking christ! I will NEVER deal with cali dmv again. When I say never I mean it! I feel for any of you who have to go thru that even with...
  355. Tesoro

    Mercury marine has a new $77000 outboard

    For 77,000 I will take an American made Cummins diesel and a drive shaft. And a Yamaha on my tender!
  356. Tesoro

    2021 Abalone

    for sure the ocean is a huge ecosystem.. beg to differ but in many instances 'one thing' can cause a domino effect. look at the urchin virus in the caribbean in the 80's. oh and how about the lionfish in the atlantic?!
  357. Tesoro

    2021 Abalone

    Not really. I have about 20 years around mariculture. Diseases get spawned, they hit and then disappear. And then new ones pop up. sanitation is the key to keeping diseases in check whihc dont happen with salmon net farming. In the case of the starfish disease it originated where there was...
  358. Tesoro

    2021 Abalone

    Kidding aside, I can tell you precisely why there are practically no abs left where there used to be plenty like norcal/so oregon. You can thank canadian salmon farming for this. In a nutshell they farm atlantic salmon feedlot style in high density net pens in the inlets. These fish literally...
  359. Tesoro

    Bow Nav Light Options

    red is on the port side = left. if a boat is approaching you from your bow and all you can see is red then...I might be about half drunk right now but if I was driving I would turn to right-starboard.
  360. Tesoro

    Bow Nav Light Options

    jeez! if you see red/green together then crank the furkin wheel real fast. The boat is coming right at you or vice versa! if you only see red the boat is off to your left and not motoring towards you but you are going toward it so turn your furkin wheel to the right. etc etc
  361. Tesoro

    2021 Abalone

    I am glad I had my fill of ab diving days in the 80's. Feel sorry for the next generation.
  362. Tesoro

    Ever been tagged by a Sculpin?

    THEY SAY that snakebite suction kits have proven to be very effective for stingray stabs. Pulls out alot of poison but most of the time when you get nailed you arent around a medical kit. I dont see this working for spiny fish as they dont make a wound.
  363. Tesoro

    Livingston 14 prop advice needed!

    Thats a neat small unique craft. Noone can answer that question for you unless they have an identical setup. Just put on the stock one that comes with the 50 tohatsu and then go from there. Chances are it will work just fine.
  364. Tesoro

    Ever been tagged by a Sculpin?

    They didnt put them in the Scorpaenidae family for nothin! Under a toenail or fingernail or in the knuckle has always been my favorite! I always have Cipro on board for bad punctures to take as a prophylactic. Better than getting a nasty infection that puts you on land for a week or more.
  365. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    Enlighten me
  366. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    starting with your post!
  367. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    No politics should be intermingled with fishing discussions.
  368. Tesoro

    Bow Nav Light Options

    mounting wide makes no diff when they are 5 ft apart on a skiff. wide is to be able to differentiate ships' beams! https://www.perko.com/catalog/navigation_lights_over_20_meters/18/flex_mount_single_led_red_&_green_side_lights/
  369. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    Good idea to change name to ' nonsense elsewhere boards'
  370. Tesoro

    Ever been tagged by a Sculpin?

    When I lived in Belize I think I got nailed by about every poisonous thing in the sea at one time or another. The worst was my last yellow stingray poke because my right big toe is still half numb 9 yrs later. the rest of the bites stings pokes burns healed. The worst was luckily not on me. Some...
  371. Tesoro

    Dry storage vs Wet slip

    If you can dry slip and have fast launch then its absolutely a no brainer. In the short and long term, leaving a small boat sitting in salt water is 10x more costly than putting it to bed on dry land when you are not using it.
  372. Tesoro

    Bow Nav Light Options

    I used to run boats like yours at night nearly every day. I had to see well cause there were alot of boats running with no lights. I would up mounting a tab on the t-top so the light was above the canvas and installing a red/green nav light rated for a 65ft vessel that I could not see one bit...
  373. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    okay I asked melania to quit showing her lips... _______- We are a very relaxed forum. Community shaped... Anything that shows Dicks, lips, or tits is NOT OKAY on BD. Many people view this site from work. No Politics. They are the best way to divide a community... No kids under 13 are...
  374. Tesoro

    Need your $.02 on BD Forums

    The is a small obscure section at the bottom called ' nonsense boards'. Us that post there have fun and get a laugh every day. it needs to stay there only. How can this offend the 'no politics' or no dirty jokes people? Just dont open that door and I promise I wont look at the fly fishing...
  375. Tesoro

    What is the best 1000 yard Rangefinder?

    get a used leica 1600 off longrangehunter.com. I think I sold my last one for 300 bucks I think. german or chinese? take your pick. you dont need all the ballistics stuff just need to know how far away your shot is at. thats for hunting.
  376. Tesoro

    Have you ever seen this? Hardened Gas?

    Yup and I know that smell very well! fixable.
  377. Tesoro

    Defiance, Parker or Steiger craft?

    I live in the pnw. Life time warranty means as long as the company isnt bankrupt! its a marketing gimmick. defiance is a one man operation. I wish him well but its not really a major company with years of track record like parker/steiger and many others.
  378. Tesoro

    Which size anchor and chain

    Is that no stretch rope 'the thing' these days? what gives? I have always used a good quality sampson stretch rope, so when on the hook it feels like you are hanging on by a rubber band when riding swells.
  379. Tesoro

    Just Curious..... Why Do They Put The Steering Wheel On The Right Side Of Boats?

    cause most pepole are used to steering with their left and shifting with their right. If I drive one of those ass backwards cc's where someone mounted the controls on the left I drive like a girl.
  380. Tesoro

    Best Sidescan intro video I've found

    I have yet to figure mine out after 5 years!! btw Nothing demonstrates hope better than fishing. ( other than chatting up a hottie sitting next to you in a bar)
  381. Tesoro

    Todd single person Leaning Post?

    When I ran cc's I always liked the combos where you could lean to drive or sit on top for calm days and flip down the foot rest bar. as mentioned the rodholder are useless/
  382. Tesoro

    The San Fransiscan

    The day finally arrived for Jonathan's Knob Hill estate inheritance to clear probate. The next day he bought a pickup truck and headed north out to the high desert of Eastern Oregon. His dream had always been to buy a cattle ranch and become a rancher. Not having any contacts he arrives in a...
  383. Tesoro

    Guns being taken away

    Another snowflake attempt to further pussify our youths.
  384. Tesoro

    Simrad VS Furuno

    Just a tip for any simrad users..if you have to call customer service you will get some tier1 3rd world call center. Just say you need to be 'escalated' because you have an issue with your' bios not directing cmos commands on your networking backbone' or whatever bs you can think of. You will...
  385. Tesoro

    Small outboard Wisdom needed

    Yamaha 2 stroke enduro 6hp. KISS. Store it upside down if you have to. The 4 strokes leak oil if you dont store them laid only on one side.. pita. with a 14 ft you could easily go to 10-15hp enduro depending on your inflatable for nearly same price but extra 25 lbs. That would be better hp...
  386. Tesoro

    Now I REALLY Like Alaska Airlines

    This is the best news I heard today. And about the only place I am flying to anymore is alaska!
  387. Tesoro

    YDIS/code reader for new Yamaha F70?

    You can buy knock off connector cords and the pirated software/cd on ebay. Just need to load it onto to microsoft os laptop. Thats what I have.
  388. Tesoro

    Feedback for Arima 19 Yellowtail

    The yellowtail cant be 'tippy' its the same hull as the 19/21 - modified dory style. I am 6'1 and 320 lbs all muscle of course and my 21 dosent tip one bit when I am on one side. its pretty much a 16 deg deadrise in the center hull with these unique rear sponsons that make it the equiv of a 12...
  389. Tesoro

    Feedback for Arima 19 Yellowtail

    I have a 21 Ranger. The Arimas are only ass heavy because, for some unknown reason, Mr Arima decided to put the 48 gal fuel tank right in the back of the boat against the transom! Not only does a full load of gas make the boat ride like shit but also having the fuel tank there eliminates your...
  390. Tesoro

    Boat Co-Owner dispute

    I had a successful partnership back in 1991. A fellow bought a brand new 25ft Outrage with 2x200 Yams and played with it for a month. He then threw me the keys and said "work it fishing and diving, maintain it and give me half the profits after you pay yourself a captain fee. I will be back in...
  391. Tesoro

    Custom fish bag

    You might want to look at using a bunch of small kill bags like they make for one or two salmon. Be more expensive but would work.
  392. Tesoro

    VHF w/ GPS vs. AIS??

    Keep in mind that if you get VHF with AIS & DSC ( which means it will have internal gps) then you will be able to see AIS broadcasting vessels around you on your plotter. BUT they wont be able to see you. Unless you spend another grand+ for a transceiver and antenna. It is always another grand...
  393. Tesoro

    Best way to cure foggy Pilothouse windows?

    The only thing that seems to work for me is my wife and a squeege
  394. Tesoro

    Cast net brands

    Thx I dont want one that is netted in china or overseas unless it is japanese. should have mentioned that.
  395. Tesoro

    Cast net brands

    what?!!! jesus! seems like about once a month I hear about some new or existing cali law that blows me away! The last one I heard was that your boats get taxed every year like property. Trump 2020! maybe he can help.
  396. Tesoro

    Cast net brands

    I havent used a cast net in 12 years. I need to get an 8 footer but times have changed and I am not sure who makes good nets anymore. Anyone? thx
  397. Tesoro

    2008 Parker 2310 new electronics and kicker in 2018 less than 400 hrs

    X2.. MAYBE THE BANKS DONT DO GOOD FINANCING ON OVER 10YR OLD HULLS? I KNOW THATS THE WAY IT IS WITH THE 4X4 DIESELS I USED TO FLIP. THE PRE SMOG ONES ARE NOW OVER 10 YRS AND NOT MOVING AS FAST AND VALUES HAVE HELD AND NOT APPRECIATED LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE.
  398. Tesoro

    How to make my boat even safer?

    First boat and asking valid questions then buy this first and read it before you head out into the deep blue.
  399. Tesoro

    Cheap Hydraulic Fluid vs Expensive Fluid??

    You get what you pay for is not always so! anything that is rated for aviation is welcome in my boat.
  400. Tesoro

    How to slow a boat down for trolling

    buy a used prop and cut off 1/2 inch off the blade tips..then try..and then cut more if necessary. can use this when at lake fishing then put on proper one when doing other stuff. better than dragging buckets or socks.
  401. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    Good luck up there!
  402. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    its over...for me this is the equiv of day after rose bowl...no more college football. last one in the net yesterday...ocean salmon is over. sniffle
  403. Tesoro

    Longfins yet?

    ps we are 15 miles further in that the regular coast up north.
  404. Tesoro

    Longfins yet?

    I saw some come in yesterday at brookings. 70 miles out. peanuts.
  405. Tesoro

    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

    make bunks. only way to go solo. the boards are 2x6 not 2.4 btw. I use cedar - no rot and lighter than p/t fir. do not use home depot outdoor carpet. get bunk carpet sold by marine stores.it has better backing as not designed to be glued. also it comes in correct widths for the boards with...
  406. Tesoro

    Poor Man's 175HW for open water searching?

    I have the 175hw on my 21ft boat. Have no issues. It holds bottom at 20-25 mph ( fast as I go) up to 350ft ( deep as I go). it is normal size and not huge like the 175. I pick out salmon 250-300 ft deep. 5 stars from me. The other plus is it uses the same airmar mount as their lesser ducers so...
  407. Tesoro

    T Top Windshield

    you will hate that thing unless you want to run with 20/40 vision. the best t-top windshield I had was one I made out of lexan. it folded via acrylic hinge. bottom 2/3 fixed and top 1/3 folded down (approx) This way when you needed to see well or wanted fresh air just fold down the top part. In...
  408. Tesoro

    Boat transport lead

    call rv dealers in boise. There are retired guys with 3/4-1 ton diesel trucks who deliver rv's for dealers and move rv for people who dont want to tow them. But I bet you will be surprised at how much they will charge. Best to find someone local with a 1/2 ton truck/suv to make the run for you...
  409. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    good luck on your adventure
  410. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    I think running 35mph in the inlets can get you in more trouble than anything else! Dont they still raft logs up there?
  411. Tesoro

    Longfins yet?

    You see this map? if you want better chance to fish around like kind then stick in the shaded area! The port of charleston at coos-bay is a big ship deep water bar and usually the tuna are only around 20 miles out when they are in closer. Popular tuna port and getting more popular as this...
  412. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    Only lituya bay I can find is in se alaska in the middle of nowhere with no towns/ports remotely close. must be another somewhere
  413. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    out of curiosity where are inlets that run 15 mph? those ones on the florida coast?
  414. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    50 mph? this is a fishing forum not an offshore racing one!!
  415. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    I would stick with the 250 yam and call it good. proven workhorse. dont know anything about the huge ones but looks to me more like a brand war race for most hp instead of a race for the most reliable engine, like in the past.
  416. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

    I wonder if anyone knows anyone whose big hp yams have blown at under 200 hrs?!
  417. Tesoro

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

    I miss my old outrages but my lower back dont!
  418. Tesoro

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

    look for one in the great lakes area. thats where I got alot of my classics. short boating season..nearly always stored inside...no salt water and no strong sun. But caveat on ones shipped to florida for the winter season.
  419. Tesoro

    Solo boating/fishing

    When I fish solo trolling I never wear an auto inflate vest. If I fall overboard I got about 3-4 seconds to polo swim like a mofo to grab onto engine or ladder before the current and boat speed separates me. If the vest auto inflates then you cant do shit but float on your back like a bloated...
  420. Tesoro

    Solo boating/fishing

    You should should read up on VHF DSC if you are more of a nearshore fisherman. The Coast Guard has had a new system in place for quite a few years now where you are pretty much guaranteed to be able to communicate with them out to 25 miles with 1 watt on a handheld. If you pop the cherry on...
  421. Tesoro

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

    Keep shopping. They made alot of them!
  422. Tesoro

    New to me Simrad radar

    I love my 4g. I fish in thick fog around other boats and it works great with guard zones. And to find commercial crab buoys.
  423. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    new fish coming in
  424. Tesoro

    How do you paint an aluminum boat?

    check out zolatone. alot of boats in the pnw have this. looks good and hides all imperfections. its a base coast and then squiggly coat of diff color and then a clear coat.
  425. Tesoro

    Defiance 220 Admiral EX Veteran Owners advice request

    I dont like to knock boats that I havent owned or run but will make exception for the defiance. Reason being I know a few owners of them who have had plenty of other boats over the years. I am referring to the new era defiances. Complaints = lightweight construction, thin gel coat, low grade ss...
  426. Tesoro

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

    another armageddon motor!
  427. Tesoro

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

    I assumed it was pre optimax. I have never owned an optimax but heard they worked and worked.. how does your 225 hold up in salt? any weak spots like the steering tube on the yams?
  428. Tesoro

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

    fuck no! those were/are bullet proof simple very strong powerheads! Oh and their lower unit design was what yamaha used and who then plagiarized. you can work on them yourself and dont need a 125/hr mechanic with computer to tell you what the problem is. They dont use a whole bunch more gas at...
  429. Tesoro

    Hydraulic steering suggestions

    nice thing about seastar is they have a flex line tie in steering kit for a kicker if you put one on. no hassle no rattle.
  430. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    nice! our fish split.
  431. Tesoro

    What to buy? Gas vs. Diesel

    one more...outboard outboard japanese japanese
  432. Tesoro

    What’s my boat worth?

    another one of the worlds shortest books...australian olympic athletes I bagged in my bayliner
  433. Tesoro

    Anyone missing a boat??

    bayliner is one of the few boats that will get stolen for only the value of its trailer!
  434. Tesoro

    Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

    The new era or arimas dont have the thickness to the gelcoat and lots of other things that add up to cost cutting. plus there are rumors of chopper gun use in new defiance/arima. hardware is chinese and rusts. cheapest rub rail can buy etc. they just building boats like most everyone else is...
  435. Tesoro

    Go9 b175h help

    The blue screen palette is the default . I have tried that white screen and it always looks a bit weird. when in zoom like the pic you posted stuff gets a bit fuzzy lookin. it is just magnifying the bottom portion so gets more grainy. I dont like zoom and just keep it on auto so the ocean...
  436. Tesoro

    Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

    I wouldnt consider the defiance marine built arimas comparable to the original ones built by Mr Arima. I havent seen alot of small boat manus who used marine wire back in the 80's.
  437. Tesoro

    Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

    Arima improved the chine design in the 90's. Cant remember when. Get one in 2000's - starboard and better wiring. Can replace and mod starboard real easy but not that plywood panelling. Cant match it.
  438. Tesoro

    Yamaha vs Mercury

    If you look at the pics I posted you can see why merc needs warranty...so you want to debate with them as to when the rusty shit streaks all over your motor are not just cosmetic issues?! Get a fuckin zuki or yam and call it good. And esp if you think about resale one day. Or listen to the merc...
  439. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    Wife got a nice one today
  440. Tesoro

    Yamaha vs Mercury

    Hers a pic of a guide friend's year and a half old 115 hp merc - has twins both the same
  441. Tesoro

    Yamaha vs Mercury

    No it isnt. Its a Ford vs Dodge question..
  442. Tesoro

    2 stoke question

    The big question is WHY?!
  443. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    chovie
  444. Tesoro

    Yamaha 2010 MFD gauges

    Came off my f150. Work fine guaranteed. $225 shipped usps. Paypal f&f
  445. Tesoro

    Evo 3 Water Temp question...

    Call Simrad tech support. A call center type will answer from Pakistan or wherever and tell him ' you are experiencing reverse polarity on the primary leg of your radar pulser coil" or some other bs like that and ask to be 'escalated' to the next level. Then you will get patched to an american...
  446. Tesoro

    Buying a boat in Florida

    Come on dude you are looking way too far for a boat in that budget! Florida is full of boat scammers/schemers. You got sunbaked boats and hurricane boats to contend with ontop of that. Look at CL in Oregon/ Washington. On the side I buy and sell fish boats of a certaintype and I come across...
  447. Tesoro

    BRP discontinued G2 outboards.

    Yup you are correct is omitting the R word ( reliability) on your etec list.
  448. Tesoro

    Braided or Mono

    ps: If you fish with downriggers the braid cuts the belly in half and slices thru jellyfish. ( use topshot of mono for the dropback)
  449. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    We might toss a few back for you to catch up there!
  450. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    Opening day Chinook season in Southern Oregon. Nice sized fish early in the year. Lots of bait lots of fish. ( ps: fyi thats what we call chinook salmon for you So Cal boys)
  451. Tesoro

    Best 15 foot ocean fishing boats ?????

    do you have a mini garage? most are 22 ft deep. safe proven bet would be a classic 17ft montauk from 80's to early 90's. ( boston whaler). gonna find them more than about anything else recommended. Get a folding trailer tongue so will fit in any garage and bring your son back alive,.
  452. Tesoro

    Tohatsu motor ?

    Man you gotta find a friend or someone who knows small sport boats to help you out.A boat like that will eat you up and the motor, as mentioned, is gonna be too heavy. Go smaller and simpler to start off and learn on. Ie an 80'-90's 17ft Boston Whaler Montauk if you are in the 12-15k budget.
  453. Tesoro

    Braided or Mono

    mono for everything but bottom fishing/deep drop and then I put a 20-30 ft topshot of mono to stop the wind from tying fucking knots on my rod eye.
  454. Tesoro

    2 AVET 2 SPEED MXL 6/4'S

    $400 for the pair shipped usps priority. paypal ok.
  455. Tesoro

    F150 owners

    Now?? fuel filters dont block water.
  456. Tesoro

    Going From Trailer To Slip

    Sell your queen and get a boat with outboard(s). Bottom paint it and call it good.
  457. Tesoro

    F150 owners

    Done did that!
  458. Tesoro

    Trailer safety chain

    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
  459. Tesoro

    AVET MXL 6/4 2 speed Blue

    Blue very little use super clean - no line. 200 bucks shipped usps priority. payal f&f
  460. Tesoro

    AVET MXL 6/4-MC magenta

    Im in so oregon
  461. Tesoro

    AVET MXL 6/4-MC magenta

    Just used a few times. Not a scratch. $250 shipped priority mail. paypal f&f
  462. Tesoro

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

    The non salty ones
  463. Tesoro

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

    Now wonder our local realtors in Brookings, Oregon, have waiting lists of Cali clients looking for houses to buy...
  464. Tesoro

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

    Jesus...I was wondering what you were talking about so I looked it up. You guys are charged annual 'property' taxes on your boats...and thats after you are charged 10% to buy one!!! The fishing must be REAL good down there. WTF
  465. Tesoro

    F150 owners

    ps: I just remembered that my motor used to have a wif sensor on that same filter setup. But had many false alarms and recalls so most switched over to that pos plastic thread stripping bowl like I have and disconnected the wif wires. No engine fires with that setup and the racor one is...
  466. Tesoro

    F150 owners

    Yeah the bottom line is no 10 micron filter will block water. The yamaha filter didnt catch it as it let a little bad gas get past to the injectors. All the crud got trapped in the racor filter. The key is to catch water in your primary filter before it goes to the engine. This boat is new to...
  467. Tesoro

    F150 owners

    I am not sure about the new ones but this relates to the 4 I have owned in the 2006-2009 model years. On the front of the motor (see pic) is a spin on water separator bowl that has a small filter in it. The bowl is plastic and the housing metal with fine threads. Even practiced mechanics have a...
  468. Tesoro

    Evinrude E-tecs are no longer made

    I had a dream last night that Yamaha brought the HPDI back into production...
  469. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    I wouldnt be surprised if Merc dosent have latest and greatest engine techonology. But what about the salt water issue? A guide I know has year old 2 x115 which he keeps parked in the salt. The t/t motor housing started rustin like heck within a few months. After one year it now looks like an...
  470. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    Bummer... http://ir.brp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/brp-advances-marine-strategy-focusing-boats-and-new-technologies
  471. Tesoro

    2006 twin Vee Catamaran Pilothouse

    I love nice wiring like that!
  472. Tesoro

    Tuna rods G Loomis

    Got em with a boat I bought. 6ft 40-60# fast action. Seems like be good for those Yellow fins down there. We only have dinky Albacores in oregon. These rods arent new but look like used maybe a time or two at most. No Scratches or green. Nice rods. Model PSR 72-50c TR $200 each shipped.
  473. Tesoro

    Yamaha F80 Water In Oil (Mystery)

    test your thermostat in a pot of hot water on stove with a thermometer.
  474. Tesoro

    Question on Wave height and Period vs comfort.

    If you ask that question you should do some self educating on what those reports signify on nws etc. Ask Capt Google! ie 5ft significant wave height dont mean that they are all 5 ft high!! you can get 10 footers in 5ft sea forecasts! and 3 footers! its like 40% rain probability for tomorrow...
  475. Tesoro

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

    that boat - no offense - isnt that high dollar so repainting would not be a wise move, unless you could do it yourself, as a proper job would run into the 1000's. Unless you want to just patch the part in the pic. But I bet if you look around you will see more of that happening.. If it has that...
  476. Tesoro

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

    I would like to have the icom display as its a bit easier to read than the 870/890 for my aging eyes - esp the co-ordinates but the battery in the 800 series is 1800 vs 1570 in the icom. Thus I went with the std horizon as you mighty need every amp in an real emergency. the aa dont hold enuf...
  477. Tesoro

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

    what I meant by 'looks perfect' is thats the way you want to see your zinc looking. It tells you your electrolysis protection is working correctly! if it were not working then your boat hull would start getting pitted and wouldnt make the paint to start blistering like in the pic. That zinc...
  478. Tesoro

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

    ps: WHEN you pop the cherry on the vhf handheld the cg will pick up your distress form 30 miles out to shore..gauranteed. but ytou need to register your radio with a mmsi # as far as I am concerned the new era vhf/dsc will give you a much faster emergency response than a plb or epirb. nearshore...
  479. Tesoro

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

    Hands down the 'best' handheld to get for comms/dsc emergency is the std hzn 870 or 890. Reasons best battery life + features + size. The 870 is the same thing minus fm radio and about 30 bucks less. no matter what you get toss the factory negative gain antenna and put in a good gain antenna...
  480. Tesoro

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

    anode ( zinc) looks perfect to me. it is working!
  481. Tesoro

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

    Nearly right...it is called ' crevice corrosion'. And probably accelerated by a not so perfect re-paint prep job. Its basically when micro amounts of salt h20 gets trapped under paint, in this case, by entering thru a scratch or edge of the paint. ie where the top of gunnel ends at the rub...
  482. Tesoro

    F150 Harmonic balancer

    not sure what you mean by that? I ve been keepin my yams running for 25 yrs one way or the other!
  483. Tesoro

    F150 Harmonic balancer

    This is for all owners of pre-2013 +/- Yamaha F150's. there are alot out there. If you havent swapped out your balancer it is best to do it before you could ruin your powerhead due to oil starvation. Or partially clog your oil screen and have to remove powerhead to clean and then still have to...
  484. Tesoro

    DELQUAY 13

    I bought 5 of those in 17ft some years back..the were called rigid raiders and made super heavy duty for the British navy. Prob not in same category as the sport version del quay. But I can say generally brits dont build junk boats like some manus do in the usa. they look like a whaler hull but...
  485. Tesoro

    Livingston Transom Strength

    As its your first boat then this one wont be your last. SO you need to think re-sale. My advice is to not mess with the transom as this will devalue the boat. I had a friend who had one of those with a yam 15. Thats the engine it needs..esp if you plan on taking a friend with you. So sell the...
  486. Tesoro

    Need an outboard motor for Montauk 17...

    The obvious...salt water is what kills them like all but you can see how much one has been in the salt by external clues. On the yams the steering tube will corrode on the threaded ends, the base of steering tongue and the shift shaft you can see under the base pan. Among many other things...
  487. Tesoro

    Need an outboard motor for Montauk 17...

    What ever you do - no matter how great a deal - dont put a regular 90hp 4 stroke on that baby. They will all be too heavy other than the newer ones mentioned but doubtful you will find one in your budget. But I hope you get lucky. For 2 stokes you can also include the johnson/evinrude 3 cyl...
  488. Tesoro

    Opinions on stabicraft aluminum boats

    They are an interesting wellbuilt safe boat but at the sacrifice of deck space vs equiv sizes. Be a great rescue or expedition boat but for recreating/fishing the small ones look pretty cramped. You will get crevice corrosion in due course if you get it salty. Not structural but cosmetic. If...
  489. Tesoro

    Engine Help

    Maybe it was on a nipple or maybe not. dont believe those guys and taste it! might have been somewhere other than on a nipple.
  490. Tesoro

    Autopilot Recommendations??

    The only thing I wish that autopilot had was different pre-programmed speed settings. ie when slow trolling vs on step cruising. But when you play with it enough you can access the setup to re-configure sensitivity/speed when fishing or cruising. Its a bit of a pita. Also found that the...
  491. Tesoro

    24 Osprey diesel big cabin

    Posting for a friend up here in so Oregon coast. I know this boat from orig owner n my bud just bought it last winter but has to move away to a place where his boat wont work. I would consider this to be a smokin deal due to overall condition. Can contact Larry. Price is price n he is retired...
  492. Tesoro

    Dolphin type fin on outboards-any good?

    I put some on over powered small boats like montauks and other 20 footer cc's. The only noticeable effect they had was to reduce porpoising when running fast on calm water. On a normal powered setup up I would say they do nothing to add any 'gain'. Trim is adjusted by angle of thrust. If the fin...
  493. Tesoro

    Simrad NSS12 EVO3 - Shutting Down

    grounding....
  494. Tesoro

    Autopilot Recommendations??

    Check out the raymarine evolution line. I believe It is more of a standalone heavy duty commercial system. Had 3 of them over the years and never missed a lick. But it costs 2x as much as the sport models. I currently have one with my simrad which is similar to the lowrance and it interfaces...
  495. Tesoro

    What are the capabilities of this boat?

    Come on dude. Twin 6bt?? thats pure over kill.. Only needs one
  496. Tesoro

    What are the capabilities of this boat?

    insure it and set on fire.
  497. Tesoro

    Cabrillo beach launch ramp Closed

    State of washington just closed all recreational fishing. Fuck that. if they do that in oregon we going anyway. So get ready!
  498. Tesoro

    Crossing US/Mex border by water

    Rent a plane to get there and then scud run home with full tanks! If you find out they are turning back usa boats then make a big turn out to sea and head up the coast where there are ports with no customs/immig. Pretty simple back up plan. After the crisis head back to mex and then come in to...
  499. Tesoro

    I want to add a 2nd gas tank

    Those are neat boats. It would be doubtful you would be able to fit one under the floorboards. Is your factory tank under the helm seat? I hate bigger tanks on the stern deck. Infront of your console is a space big enought to fit a 20 gal tank and create a seat top at same time. You could also...
  500. Tesoro

    Advice on an outboard motor

    Considered by many, including me, to be one of the best outboard models ever made. You would need to have it checked out by a mechanic who knows them first. It could be great or could be a dump run.
  501. Tesoro

    Sharing a deal on a 21ft Arima

    Details in the classified section
  502. Tesoro

    21 Arima for sale

    Just a fyi: I have no skin in this..just passing along. This would be a great fish boat for the warmer climes of Cali. I have the hard top version and its the first of 30 some 20ft name brand boats I have owned over the years that I will not consider selling to upgrade or downgrade. They are...
  503. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    There is a bitchin commercial boat that showed up at our port this year fm alaska. Its a new alum 32 ft Bristol bay pilot house set up for crabbing and longline. It has a bracket with 2x350hp zukes. I was chatting with owner about the my concern he dosent have an amchor davit or chocks on the...
  504. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    One top end failure out of 12 isnt very encouraging! All these new era engines are getting too friggin complicated. And expensive! And more if want twins for redundancy. I miss my hpdi’s!
  505. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    In belize we had some 'faux mercs' = yamahas painted black to deter outboard thieves.
  506. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    Good to know. Thx!
  507. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    I loved my first gen etecs too. Amazing combo of few moving parts, lightweight, 2 stroke power curve and equal to or better fuel burn at cruise than 4 stroke. Agree that if you use your boat alot then adding oil is way less hassle than changing it. I cant blame my past engine issues on the...
  508. Tesoro

    Cleat install without through bolt

    Put a bow chock on either side of your light. Then splice a 3 ft section of line to the anchor eye and on the other end splice in a good quality ss clip. ( the kind that has an eye for the rope and then the clip) Toss over the anchor and when you have the right scope tie a figure 8 loop in the...
  509. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

    That test is kinda deceptive...The i4 is the cheaper lightweight version of the Yam200. In tests on a 225 triton the i4 200hp took 2x as long to plane as the v6 200hp. 2 stroke vs 4 stroke...we all know 4 strokes are dogs to plane. I had the first 2007 etec-150's shipped to the caribbean...
  510. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

    I have had 3 classic montauks and a 2 stroke 70-90 is what it was designed for weightwise...or the 70hp 4 which is light but more expensive. The 70 Johnson was another good engine. smooth and quiet. I had one on a whaler once and put in bigger jets to get it to 80 hp or so. However I am a Yam...
  511. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

    Keep shopping!
  512. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

    Its a yam 115 powerhead with merc lower unit. Good combo but too heavy for your boat if yu have a montauk. Too puny if u have an outrage. What u got?
  513. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

    thats funny as shit!! I bet they slammed the throttle onlty once on that homemade canoe boat before idling back to the dock and putting it up for sale
  514. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

    If on budget find a clean used fresh water replacement on line. That 90 Yam is the perfect simple engine for your whaler ( montauk?) Its easy to see how much salt use the engine has had as the steering tube is steel and bleeds rust pretty quickly. Among other indicators. Salt water is the killer...
  515. Tesoro

    Whats this little Grady worth in So Cal? Ballpark?

    Thx guys. White boats on sunny days always look better in pics than in person. I am gonna pass on it due to age of wiring n fuel tank etc etc..plus that 150 honda is too heavy for the transom being 100lbs more than the johnson 150 so the engine well drains go underwater. . It would have been a...
  516. Tesoro

    Whats this little Grady worth in So Cal? Ballpark?

    I have an old dude friend who is doing a trade deal with me. He has an 89 204 Grady with 06 Honda 150 with 350 hrs or so. Boat is real clean for the age. Mainly lake boat and stored inside. 10k 15k or 20k? thx!!
  517. Tesoro

    Boat was stolen and found stripped

    I just switched ins companies on my boat I am now doing agreed upon value vs actual cash value. Getting appraisal. This way if my boat is stolen or destroyed then I will get paid street value vs book value. I have too many extras that the book would not account for at anywhere close to...
  518. Tesoro

    Here's one for you So. Cal boys

    https://salem.craigslist.org/boa/d/salem-2002-rampage/7060001211.html
  519. Tesoro

    27" Offshore Boston Whaler $50,000.00

    Bitchin boat. I had the 25 version of the same year with 2x200 yams on whaler drive. Funny! I had a boat named fillet n release as well. never saw another till now.
  520. Tesoro

    Navionics Platinum+ Worth it?

    Its a fuckin ripoff to pay that for the charts and then have them degrade if you change units. I only use navionics where I live and had the same chip for 3 yrs and no issues. And then I swapped mfd's and I went into trainer mode when I updated the simrad software. had to pay 100 bucks or...
  521. Tesoro

    What Transducer for 17' boat

    I have a real clean airmar p66 trans with water wheel I just took off my boat. I thought I posted it for sale here but dont see it. 65 bucks delivered. It has the Lowrance blue 7 pin so will work with your unit and you can have both the sidescan and a 80/200 600w frequency. works well to have...
  522. Tesoro

    Airmar p66 w/paddle wheel

    Just took this off my boat. Been on for a year. clean and no cuts etc in the cable. Blue 7 pin connector. mount shim manual etc included. $65 shipped usps white box. Paypal f&f or usps money order. I'm in Oregon.
  523. Tesoro

    Possible help need to raise motor 1 hole???

    Correct. Specifically: Lower the tongue some and then put a wood block directly under the skeg with motor trimmed all the way in. Once the top bolts are removed, and the slotted ones loosened slightly, then you crank up the tongue and the skeg will squash into the wood and then the motor will be...
  524. Tesoro

    2004 Yamaha 90HP 2 Stroke Motor FS/FT

    Probably my fav engine..had many. Armageddon engine..
  525. Tesoro

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    Thanks that was my call but didnt want to say. Problem with taking off that abortion of a top is the holes it leaves. I will pass.
  526. Tesoro

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

    I have a guy wanting to trade me his skip but I am not familiar with these boats...it is a 79 with newer 5.0 motor. 21ft. If I take it I would probably just want to get out of it for trade value but have no general idea of saleabilty/demand. Also is this a 5-10k boat or a 10-20k? seems like it...
  527. Tesoro

    aluminum pilothouse offshore boats

    I am not knocking the Stabi. I would want one if I were skud runnin from oregon to alaska..! We have some around here and my obs is when I have been out in seas like 4 to 6 I have noticed the stabis windshield wipers working alot more than conventional hulls. But those have been the smaller...
  528. Tesoro

    aluminum pilothouse offshore boats

    I am originally from the PNW Oregon ocean zone but spent most of my working life on the ocean in the Caribbean sea. When I came back home 8 yrs ago had to get another boat right away of course and alum seemed to be the rage and they looked neat and clean. So I jumped on the bandwagon and bought...
  529. Tesoro

    Inflatable PFD Question

    I use the manual pull to inflate vest. My logic is that if I go overboard it will most likely be while drift fishing or slow salmon trolling (1-2 mph). If I hit the drink I have about 5 seconds to swim like a mofo and grab my transom or swim ladder. I dont think I would be able to swim...
  530. Tesoro

    Anchor line.

    +1. you want your boat to be hanging on a rubber band not a length of wire. I use the sampson 3 strand nylon anchor rode. easy to splice as well.
  531. Tesoro

    Instrument Switch Recommendations

    2nd for toggles. Take up less space and easy to tell if on/off. Dont get turned on by accident. If there are some items that you like to know is on/off ie a backup bilge pump then wire in a small red light or horn to warn you. I use starboard and a router. Can buy starboard in custom sizes n...
  532. Tesoro

    Boston Whaler Montauk Re-Power

    You will be making a mistake with a 60hp. Ive had 4 17 ft classic montauks. The best engine for them is the 85/90 Yam 2 stroke. If sold on 4 stroke then I would look at the Yam70 and prop it so you have some pick up n go but maybe not max speed. The etec 70 is another option but I always worry...
  533. Tesoro

    Radio/Antenna, Handheld Radio and Radar

    man I spent 20 yrs bakin my ass in t-top boats in the caribbean and I never thought of rigging up a mister! That would have been so easy..
  534. Tesoro

    Purchasing a Boat in the PNW 24’+

    I think you might be asking for too much in one package if you want to be able to 'tow with ease' and have an all around boat that is 24ft+ in fiberglass. They get big and heavy real fast. As it appears you are not that experienced with boats I would recommend you stay away from buying one east...
  535. Tesoro

    Navionics Card For NSS9 Evo3

    They didnt used to call the full contour mode ' fish 'n chips' for no reason!
  536. Tesoro

    Autopilot choice recommendation

    Now get the Raymarine EV-200 autopilot with spx-10 rotary control and remote and you will be smiling all the way to your fish grounds! Good move on the seastar
  537. Tesoro

    Navionics Card For NSS9 Evo3

    Navionics rocks on the southern oregon coast. No pun intended but I have only found one small rock out of 1000 that it dosent show. Cant say the same for blucharts. The only thing I dont like about Navionics is you dont buy the chart once...unless you never update your software. I had a 3 yr...
  538. Tesoro

    A Heads Up For STD HZN HX-870/890 Users

    I fish in freezin ass waters of Oregon, so a MOB or other emergency rescue involving immersion is counted down in minutes not hours like you So. Cal guys!. The most immediate and direct response you are going to get out of any emergency signaling device in nearshore waters ( other than launching...
  539. Tesoro

    Simrad tech support?

    I had some config issues with my EVO and found out real fast u need to bypass the first tier call center level. They have a catch word to use to get u to talk to the real techs, I think you need to ask to be ‘escalated’. If not just tell them you are replacing a type 4g capacitor on your...
  540. Tesoro

    Have a safe fishing trip on the Pacific

    To revive an old thread.. This is something I carry in boat first aid kit and while camping, hunting etc. A combat medic friend turned me on to it. Nothing like getting sliced 40 miles off shore and not being able to properly stop bleeding.. https://www.celoxmedical.com/cx-product/celox-gauze/
  541. Tesoro

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

    I have had an easy 30+ outboard boats I my life so far and when I ran yamahas I never looked back at the engines and wished I had gone with another color. HP maybe but not color.
  542. Tesoro

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

    The fun is in the hunt. Allocate one whole day of phone work. You will need to research dealers all thru the great lakes, lake of the okarks zone and anywhere else that has large fresh water lakes. Pontoon boats also run these engines. I wouldnt be afraid of a low hour salt water engine from a...
  543. Tesoro

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

    If you want the best world of Yam and plenty money saved for electronics and new steering: find a low hour used freshwater V6 F200 takeoff that came off a fishing boat in wisconsin or wherever there is only a 3 month boating season and no salt. I have never worried about warranty on proven...
  544. Tesoro

    Standard Horizon HX870 $125

    THIS WAS AN EXTRA BACKUP DSC RADIO. AS NEW LOOKING AND LITTLE TO NO USE. JUST BEEN SITTING CHARGED IN A PELICAN BOX. WORKS PERFECT. HAS MANUAL DOCK CHARGER AND AA BATTERY TRAY PLUS THE ORIG LITHIUM BATTERY. I WILL HAVE MY MMSI REMOVED IN A DAY OR TWO ONCE THEY SEND ME THE CODE. 125 BUCKS GETS IT...
  545. Tesoro

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

    Canon base: I have the lopro polished SS swivel ones. I ordered my puller directly from the place in BC that makes them. 600 bucks delivered. The base leg of the puller slides right onto the canon base like the down rigger does. No adapter. Also came with the same yellow dot canon connector...
  546. Tesoro

    Boulton Paint Repair

    Hey look up crevice corrosion aluminum painted boats. It is inevitable around salt. Unfortunately I have noticed more boltons with pre mature paint issues than other makes like north river, alumaweld etc. if its bubbling then shouldn't be a warranty issue. If its peeling off then yes.
  547. Tesoro

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

    I dont think there is an adapter but they are diff as made to fit scotty or 2 types of canons. Plus the leads come with twist scotty or canon connectors
  548. Tesoro

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

    Me too...I have a kolbe sitting in my odds n ends crate. Makes sense thx for tip. I got my ace yesterday and wall all set for a big crab feed but they sent me one for a scotty and I have canon. bummer. I bought another one direct from ace out of canada.
  549. Tesoro

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

    My ace brutus arrives tomorrow. have always hauled by hand but getting lazy...cant wait to try it out.
  550. Tesoro

    Thunder jet people

    Alloy in alum boats refers to the type = ie 6061 or 5083/H116 etc Alloy boats are alum boats. The more dissimilar metals and paints on an alum boat that is used in salt the more the problems. Here is a pic of a wooldridge box beam hull. There really isnt any other way to make a hull bottom other...
  551. Tesoro

    Thunder jet people

    I live in pnw and have had 4 alum boats. Prior to that had 20 some cc conventional fg fish boats when lived/worked in caribbean. When I came back home 7 yrs ago to oregon the alum thing seemed to be the craze. I bought north rivers only after looking at the others. Didnt take me long to figure...
  552. Tesoro

    Thunder jet people

    Oops..for the gulf i’d get something with some serious vee! And re-sale in that zone.
  553. Tesoro

    Thunder jet people

    What do you do? just go fishing when its rough and uncomfortable. IF you want to fish the pnw ocean then get a well built heavy f/g hull designed for our area so you dont get a ride like in that video!
  554. Tesoro

    Used F150

    Ok thanks. Will let you know if still need one at that time.
  555. Tesoro

    Does anyone own a Defiance 220 Center console, need first hand knowledge

    I live in 'Defiance country' and have 2 friends who bought new pilot house versions. Neither of them are that happy with the overall construction and hardware quality. Good brand name tho. I have another friend who bought a 2015 21ft Arima ( now made by defiance) and had no idea that the...
  556. Tesoro

    Used F150

    Oops..I forgot to say YAMAHA!
  557. Tesoro

    Used F150

    Let me know what ya got
  558. Tesoro

    2510 parker dv diesel vs. true world marine 242 diesel

    I had a friend who owned a true world. One of the nicest built boats I have seen. And I have seen a bunch. It was super economical due to its 8.5ft beam. They were made to follow tuna on the east coast this the beam for trailering. Interestingly the original boats were designed/built by the...
  559. Tesoro

    Best Way to Remove Boat ID #s

    wd-40 and a exacto blade worked for me when nothing else did
  560. Tesoro

    Best way to fix my dash

    There is nothing worse that buying a used boat when the previous owner(s) had drills... Starboard and a small router can quickly become your best friend.
  561. Tesoro

    Inflatable PFD's

    I moved from the caribbean to the oregon coast. I have the mustangs. Problem is if I got tossed o/b or whatever I am not sure I could swim like a mofo back to the boat with the way they inflate. I am looking into getting the jacket types that are more like water ski style. Prob is when its t...
  562. Tesoro

    Fuel water separator suggestions wanted

    Correct on all counts! Luckily I have a good supplier of non ethanol. I wouldnt bother with anything but a spin on if I was using portable tanks.
  563. Tesoro

    Fuel water separator suggestions wanted

    I rigged up a racor for my last boat and put in a diesel clear plastic bowl on the bottom. the diesel one has 2 screw in bottom holes..one for the drain plug and another for a screw in water in fuel (wif) sensor. Racor sells the kit which includes a dash mount light/warning buzzer alarm.its not...
  564. Tesoro

    dispose of water gas mix

    I had 60 gal of the same kind of gas pumped out of a boat. put a free old gas ad on cl and had to take it down within an hour due to barrage of calls. some guy showed up in an old car with paint peeling off everywhere, trunk and back seat full of gas cans. he broke down in my driveway and had to...
  565. Tesoro

    Yikes Termites on my Skippy!

    I got crabs once on an old wood sailboat. I killed em by painting my junk with ether. Not sure if that would work for termites.
  566. Tesoro

    Boaters rocked by effect of ethanol-laced fuel

    I have had cc 20-26 ft boats forever and always the unknown was the fuel tank. Whats happening to it and how much is really in it and how much crud is swilling around on the bottom. I just bought a 21 ft Arima and it has plastic see thru above 48 gal deck tank and 2 18 gal saddle tanks. I LOVE...
  567. Tesoro

    what's the minimum requirement for going offshore?

    My answer...experience brains gonads and a bottle of tequila stashed somewhere.
  568. Tesoro

    My Keeper

    As long as it isnt anywhere north of where you live! or south of where I live..
  569. Tesoro

    1987 Wellcraft V20

    Holy white walls is right!! I wouldnt move it too far without puttin on new rubber. and the arch well thats a first for my eyes. I had a mid 80's V20 center console in the late 80's with a Johnson 150. Plenty of poop and one of the drier rides out there for the time. I liked it other than it...
  570. Tesoro

    My Keeper

    Se was a dive instructor in the Caribbean for ever and then when we moved back to Oregon converted her to cold water fishing which didnt take long. If the salmon are biting she has breakfast cooking at 4 am! We just got a new boat - an Arima 21ft - and season starts in a few weeks!
  571. Tesoro

    Boat Trader 2019 or What

    I was just about to say wtf. glad this was a glitch! maybe can put 2 classifieds sections..one for private to private and other for dealers to adv their mls boats.
  572. Tesoro

    Shipping a boat recommendation.

    Thats the one
  573. Tesoro

    Yamaha F150 4 Stroke peeing cold

    too late!
  574. Tesoro

    Shipping a boat recommendation.

    Cant recommend company but lots of indep hotshots out there. I have had boats shipped and usually interview the guy and look at pics of his rig and get some references. Most of these guys have dually 250/350's and move boats and 5'er around the country for factories, dealers and private. You...
  575. Tesoro

    Yamaha F150 4 Stroke peeing cold

    My engines pee colder here in southern oregon than they did in the Caribbean! 50 deg vs 84 deg!
  576. Tesoro

    16' Arima sea hunter

    When you drive a hobie you are on it. When you drive an arima you are in it.
  577. Tesoro

    16' Arima sea hunter

    Excellent value! Arimas are very well built boats. Might add for family fishers that they cant sink. Hey did you fab up those alum pedestal bases for the factory bases? Or buy them somewhere?
  578. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    Can you expand on this ?
  579. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    Ok thx will contact u
  580. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    I have a 21 arima which has a hull like the old style aquasports of the 80's. I will have to do some 30 mile runs in the pacific for tuna but not speed runs and will definitely need some shock action for that occasional miscaluclation. My lower back quit hurting after I sold my last classic 22ft...
  581. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    interested...but I am a big guy 6'2 315 lbs. Thats why I was thinking about fabbing my own 'dual shock' version! Do the ones you make handle large ass weight?
  582. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    I want to fab a pedestal suspension seat out of a pair of small shocks. I have the concept sketched out but not sure on the shock size and travel. Wondering if anyone out there has ever seen some made up that were functional. Wondering if there is some physics constraint behind this concept that...
  583. Tesoro

    C Dory with Yamaha Four Stroke

    I am sure that in orange county the city has way more pressing complaints than someone parking his boat infront of his house. Maybe if you park it infront of someone else’s house and toss yr used hypodermics and trash on the guys lawn...
  584. Tesoro

    Boat Buying Scam

    Sad fact is that these scammers get people all the time with these tricks. They play on greed by offering more than one would expect to make on the sale. Interesting part is that they are nearly all foreigners and thats why they have just had throat surgery or, in this case deaf, so you cant...
  585. Tesoro

    C Dory with Yamaha Four Stroke

    keep the boat and tell the assholes to take you to court.
  586. Tesoro

    Image stab bino question

    Thats kinda what I figured but thanks.
  587. Tesoro

    Image stab bino question

    Thx but the q is for eye relief and fov as I have light sensitivity n takin off shades then looking thru binos is a little torturous at first. Polarizers would be nice though
  588. Tesoro

    Image stab bino question

    Im in the market for a set but dont live in a place where I can try out before ordering on line. I pretty much have to wear sunglasses most of the time and just wondering if the nikon/fuji line, which seems to be the logical choice for a grand budget, are usable while wearing shades without...
  589. Tesoro

    5 blade?

    Yup probably cost! Will have to see what top speed/rpm is but bet wont be rappin out the engine! Thats fine and its a flat bottom 100% fish boat that wont run over 25mph most of the time.
  590. Tesoro

    5 blade?

    I have bought a used Arima 21 and will be picking it up in a few weeks. The previous owner used a 5 blade prop on the Yam 150 for tuna fishin. I have tried many props over the years but never a 5 blade. Just wondering if anyone has any comments from personal experience. The owner says that he...
  591. Tesoro

    Custom built 22' Cuddy Cabin Diesel Outdrive $15k

    man what a shame people not jumpin on this..fuckin bayliners with gassers sell for more than this baby. A friend has a similar boat he built 47 years ago and fishes the shit out of it every season in the pacific out of so oregon coast where I live. I'd buy it in a flash if I didnt have what I...
  592. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    I dont think can do better than the Arima for all around fish purposes. The PNW is pretty cold and if you like to fish you wind up in the cold and rain. Having a CC and no place to store stuff below decks or get out of the wx wont be ideal up here. I dont have any prob taking an extra 1/2 hour...
  593. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    actually yeah they were great boats...for running but for drift fishing etc arent they tippy? Can you step off the dock and stand on the gunnel and not have it roll 10 inches?
  594. Tesoro

    Arima 19 or 21

    Thanks but its a little one.
  595. Tesoro

    Arima 19 or 21

    Late 90’s to 2010 or so. Prefer non hardtop seachaser. Cash buyer. [email protected]
  596. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    The biggest little boat I can get that will fit in my shop out of the wx is an Arima 19 footer. Thats what I will be getting. Most appropriate boat for my area and seas. thx
  597. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    yeah it would be too big for the shop. we have horrible stray current in our basin. outdrives and alum boats just get eaten up. for a boat that heavy I would want to moor it. big diff between that and a lightweight arima!
  598. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    Sweet! but I cant do inboards. My harbor will eat that up n no time.
  599. Tesoro

    Solddelte

    Super clean 100% functional ' need nothing but gas' boats sell fast and for top $ when presented properly. good job.
  600. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    I was able to check out a couple of 17 Arimas 18 ft long. The Sea Chaser will probably be the winner. Actually the biggest small boat I have ever checked out. Pretty neat and looks like they will be very stable on drift. I think the Grady 180 would be a funner boat to run but with that deeper...
  601. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    I am selling my north river tomorrow up north so will check out Arimas at a dealership that has some models. Not deadset on a cc but I love driving them. I have a line on a 20ft bw Justice accutrac with 225ox and kicker I can pick up cheap so will use that as it floats and runs till I find the...
  602. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    What I meant on outrage 1-1 Yea but I dont want to see plywood or varnish. Been there done that!
  603. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    I didnt say Parker rode like pos. It was the Pursuit. An 1850 late 90’. Called it Wet n Wetter. Only kept it long enough to find a buyer. Sold it to a realtor. Fitting
  604. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    Folding tongue
  605. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    Mod vee in small boat will ride good enough if you drive it right. Dryness is more important to me. I will look at that little arima thx. They are around here.
  606. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    My 18ft north river is 18 ft long exact and with engines down and folding tongue it fits 22ft 2 inches long. motors tilted down and right up against back wall.
  607. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    Didnt think of Arimas..popular here. Never been in one but can check some out. I dont have to go anywhere fast and really cant on the pacific around here.
  608. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    One for each foot?
  609. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    I moved to the so oregon coast and the ramp is 3 min from my house. I have a larger shop but its only 22.3ft deep. I want to be able to fit the 'biggest 17.5 to 18ft cc garage boat in there. I have a 18ft x 8ft Alum North river transom mount and it fits in a 22 ft deep garage with folding...
  610. Tesoro

    Grady 228G

    Wasnt a ‘Gem’ but maybe a ‘diamond in the rough’ if that counts! Hunt is back on
  611. Tesoro

    Grady 228G

    a gem...that would be nice thanks!
  612. Tesoro

    Grady 228G

    Cash buyer older model late 90's to mid 2000 ideally with ox66 or hpdi. Needs trailer. Location anywhere. [email protected]
  613. Tesoro

    Good boat broker?

    Call Todd furrow 954-463-1515 at parker yachts in ft lauder. He can help you.. Brokers are brokers and then he can tell you if they are selling what they think they are selling once he has checked it out. The first thing he will tell you is to stay away from Miami area. For good reason. been...
  614. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    Personally I like the 2nd gen late1990-1993 ones that are white and no wood. They are still in the affordable price range and built just as well. Lots of montauks for sale!
  615. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    best thing to do is find a real clean one with some old junk merc or evinrude 2 stoke on it and then repower with a yamaha. if you go etec make sure you get a set of paddles.
  616. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    well its in the right weight range for sure...250# +/-. Little light in hp tho. I found the right hp to be 85-90 but only got that out of the 2 strokes. I tried a 115hp johnson commercial 2 stroke once but it was too heavy. Looks like the 4 strokes in the 90hp are all too heavy at 360#. I say...
  617. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    that looks perfect! thats true I havent had any of the latest 4 strokes. If they are that much lighter then thats a no brainer! and no more need for ear plugs on long runs! Everyone needs to own a properly rigged montauk once in their lives!
  618. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    Ive owned a slew of them too including 4 17's over the years. Personally I just liked the feel of the light responsive 2 stroke on the back of a very light weight hull. The boatl only weighs 900 lbs! For me the johnson 70 3 cyl and the yam 85/90 hp 3 cyl that weighted around 250 lbs seems to be...
  619. Tesoro

    17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

    If you want classic 17 montauk then you need to have a 2 stroke on it or too heavy. Best engine/performance imo is the Yamaha 90hp.
  620. Tesoro

    BostonWhaler 25’ CCC

    Interested. pm'ed ya
  621. Tesoro

    Shamrock 20

    Where are you? I see oranges so either cali or florida?
  622. Tesoro

    1968 Bertram 20 HT with an outboard bracket.

    Keep in mind that those old 200hp strokes were considerably lighter than equiv hp modern 4 stroke - up to 150lbs (or more). I once built a 21ft seacraft hull( extended to 23) and then put on a similar looking bracket. I was really concerned about the weight/leverage of putting on twin 150 yam 4...
  623. Tesoro

    1968 Bertram 20 HT with an outboard bracket.

    If I were you I would hang a 150 or 200 on it with temporary jerry rigging to test run it before investing anything in a costly restoration. Obviously that bracket is a retro fit and personally I would want to see how the boat runs with that adaptation/invention. Hopefully it will be fine but...
  624. Tesoro

    North River Seahawk 21ft 2007

    Somehow I didnt get notifications to these replies. First of all someone on this forum saw my post/ad and called a buddy. They have just left home this morning on a 9hr drive to get it! As far as NR quality blah blah yes its heavy duty and well made for sure...maybe a bit more than necessary...
  625. Tesoro

    North River Seahawk 21ft 2007

    Sellin my baby. This boat is ready to go needs nothin but your tackle. Location Grants Pass, Oregon, $40,000 Details on my ad: https://medford.craigslist.org/boa/6592456196.html
  626. Tesoro

    17' BW montauk re power

    I have had a few of the classic version montauks. They were all designed for lower weight 2 strokes like mentioned above. The best power to weight combo i had was the 85hp yam 2 stroke which was an export motor with no oil pump. The us version was a 90 I think with the oil fill cap in the top of...