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  1. Spokaloo

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Hey assholes. Stay in your house. Watch some movies, respool your reels. Make some butter knife bass jigs. Do whatever it is that you do INSIDE your house. We have had so many people quarantined due to exposures that all the non-infected quarantines are back in the stations, and we are having...
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Sorry, haven’t seen the internet in a few days. The disconnect is that even within theoretically accurate parameters, your sponsons may be tall, they may be 16’ long, and they may be moderately wide, you’re still talking about 10,000lbs all up in 18’ of LOA. I will reiterate this in a nicer...
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    Waco Bait-

    Shit Jeff, I thought you were dead... E
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    I want you to go pick up everything you can get your hands on from Dave Gerr. Elements of boat strength and The Nature of Boats are the two best books to start with. They will give you foundational language and mathematics to work inside of, and Nature will give good information on how to...
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    CG and LCB aren’t just arbitrarily plopped at a percentage of length or width. There’s a considerable amount of calculation that includes how it will be loaded, power plants, etc. You’d do well to pick up a few books on design to get acquainted with the concepts, and then branch out into things...
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    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Wow, I don’t pop in here for a week and this pops up... I’ve dealt with tons of dreamers and their desires for boats, had much of my time wasted on phone calls and drawings back and forth, projects initiated that died a week later, and ideas that I just stopped before they started to protect...
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    King Starboard

    If you’re making backing blocks there are a few options, Coosa is one. G10 board is a very strong and stable one, and available in a relatively broad range of sizes. For backing blocks on my boat, it’s all aluminum. I use it on solid glass for backing as well as over laminated wood parts...
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    Big-ish Center consoles

    There’s actually a growing body of evidence that the LDL (long displacement to length ratio) boats have major efficiency benefits as well as good seakeeping. DOD has been going this direction for a long time in tactical boats, and you’re seeing some additional investment in them for drug...
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    Online fiberglass resin

    Raka has great pricing. They make good stuff. I have used BoatBuilderCentral in the past as well, but haven’t worked with them since the ownership changed. The price isn’t the cheapest, but System 3 makes top quality epoxy as well and they’re here in Washington. They have an amazing group to...
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    King Starboard

    Don’t use plastics for a structural component like a transom. Coosa is good stuff, but spendy per square foot. It would do the job for you if you’re willing to cough up the money. I had 45 year old plywood that looked perfect and smelled perfect, solid and clean in my boat when I was...
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    Big-ish Center consoles

    Kim, there’s some options that aren’t being touched on here that should be considered as well. DOD has very specific requirements for vertical accelerations and reducing crew fatigue for troop insertions. They are very heavily leaning on long and lean hulls, T tops with hard protection...
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    Who made this rowboat?

    Livingston, Sea Breeze. E
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    Overnighter Roll Call

    Nah dog, not total depth of water, depth of lure. We would be fishing for them in as much as 500 fathoms, but the trick will be getting some mackerel down into the water column, not right on the surface. Should increase effectiveness banging them down a bit with weight and getting them into...
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    Overnighter Roll Call

    We need to focus on some September overnight opportunities, there’s only going to be more pelagic oddities as water continues to warm. Gotta get into the deeper water target range for the bluefin, and see about getting some appropriately sized bait for their liking. I’m in for September if...
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    Nothing to get excited about here...

    You’re a sick, sick bastard Laurence... Of course you’re going to post that now as I’m staring down the barrel of a week in Georgia and a week in Ohio during tuna season... E
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    Painting a Hull?

    Those Berties are sweet boats for running in a chop, they are ridiculous in a head sea, just plowing through whatever is in front of them. Consequentially, they take whatever is up there and throw it all over the place as spray. However, nice ride. Hull sides should be prepped with 120 grit...
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    Painting a Hull?

    I’m still trying to figure out if he went through all that effort to get a laugh out of the photos, or if he’s actually got a need to do some shit on a boat! If you decide to paint, it’s a piece of cake. You can roll and tip or shoot it, both work. Hell, I’d make you a deal on my paint gun if...
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    Need somthing transported?

    Tim, do you know what day you're going over? I'm thinking about buying a car on the other side of the hill so I'd co-pilot the pass with you and drive myself home in the car I buy. E
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    Diesel 31 Boston Whaler $28K

    As long as you don't move the helm forward even an inch. They like their weight aft, gets kinda pound-y up forward. E
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    Diesel 31 Boston Whaler $28K

    Honestly the person that has enough vision to pick this boat up for a good price ($20k), then go shopping in Florida for the perfect hull. A twin diesel center console sportfisher or twin diesel walkaround of some sort could be had for less than $50k with a pair of 6BT's. That's insane. E
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    Ez loader trailer problem

    Not an EZ Loader problem, but an adjustable trailer problem in general. Maintenance on reels, maintenance on motors, maintenance on electronics, and maintenance on trailers, all are important. E
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    Spending the night offshore

    We didn't get an early enough start to catch anything big to fish with overnight. Plus you better have some 50W gear at a MINIMUM if you're going to soak an albert head for a shark. 80W is better... E
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    Spending the night offshore

    Did it Sunday night, totally worth it. Allowed us to have good numbers in the boat by 9am... E
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    Spending the night offshore

    Just remember nights are longer in September. The later you wait, the longer the darkness. E
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    Spending the night offshore

    It's worse than you think. If it is one of the large container vessels, with an effective waterline length of 800', you're looking at a hull speed of almost 38kts, with a cruise around 30kts. Long waterline boats haul ass at displacement speeds! E
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    Spending the night offshore

    Eric, do you have a proximity alarm on your GPS and radar? Those are pretty key for sleepy watches. Sea anchors are awesome for keeping you near where you located good tuna water. Let me know if you need a guy. E
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    Line twist - cedar plugs

    Tuning, yes. Mono leader, yes. Interestingly, where you run it in the wake can have an effect too. Once tuned and pulling smoothly, sometimes they can develop rotation if in the right spot of the prop wash. Run them outside or corner of the boat if they're short, or back far enough to get out...
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    Tuna, Blind run

    Of the times I've done it, sunset to dark and about 15 minutes after grey light were productive times to fish. Typically threw either a whole peanut or a big tuna head on a shark hook with some wire and let it drift for something that goes bump in the night. Never gonna catch a sword if you're...
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    Tuna, Blind run

    Jason, let's get together an overnighter this year. It's pretty cush to head out the night after shift, fish the evening and grey light bite, look for sharkies and scary shit all night, then fish the grey and sunrise in the morning. Loading the boat and being at the docks at noon is pretty damn...
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    Its dry

    Someone farted in the woods over here and it burnt 200 acres. I'm glad you didn't get too much damage out there. FireWise your property so that even if a fire occurs, it is confined. E
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    Thru hull - 5200 still the way to go?

    5200 is an adhesive. 4000 is a bedding compound. Bear in mind your particular use is for a bedding compound in a thru-hull with mechanical fastenings. You aren't reliant on the adhesive qualities of the 5200, so it isn't strictly necessary. On my boat I used 5200 on the intake grates on...
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    What type boat is this???

    Definitely a Uniflite. Not a Salty Dog. There are a TON of different models of commercial hulls, so would need more photos to help identify it. E
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    Crappy tuna boat ho available

    Word on the street is when Laurence rides on other boats, he brings at least 3 bananas, only eats two of them, pukes in your shitter, shits in your bleed bucket, and commandeers the bait net so nobody else can touch it. But he rails the tuna with that barbie pole he carries (Thrashers aren't...
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    Who woulda thought???

    Sheeeiiiit, looking at how Riz is basically a human Q-tip at this point, he's probably adjusting his catheter... :dogpiss:
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    Sables out of Westport

    PM returned from me as well. Todd has it more dialed than I do. I will say that I prefer octopus as bait because the shit will not come off your hooks. Squid and everything else seems to be missing when the gear comes back up from a grillion feet of depth, while the octopus just stays on drop...
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    Help me interpert Washington PFD law

    Remember there is state law (19' rule), federal (USCG), and local statutes (county and municipal ordinances). We are 23', and had this very discussion with an LEO. Make sure you know all the laws for your area of operation. E
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    Greenhorn Looking for a Seat

    Hah, I actually DO carry one now... E
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    Need help- Oil tar shit on boat

    Strangely I've had good luck with dish soap. You have to mess with the concentration a little to get it right based on the composition of your tar. Worked down in So Cal for the wife's family when they had tar blobs smear the boat. E
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    Coastguard Cocktail

    As posted earlier, all of these meds are antipsychotics that didn't function as intended, but those two brain locations are affected by the same drug families, so when it doesn't fix the psych issue, it tends to fix the nausea. I'd be a little sketched out about the Thai/Mexico option. Some of...
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    Coastguard Cocktail

    Desentiziation/normalization will be life changing for you, and probably approaches the only option. This will give you resilience in the car, on a trampoline, roller coaster, and in the boat. The prednisone does a great job of retention of water within the interstitial spaces (all that rad...
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    Coastguard Cocktail

    Jeremy, with your hx of renal failure and the new kidney, the rules are going to be different for you almost entirely. You have issues with potassium levels, which can create nauseating symptoms on their own. For your specific concern, I would recommend a desensitization regimen, as it will work...
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    Coastguard Cocktail

    NASA has been using a stronger cocktail than that for generations, but it boils down to two key components for seasickness: Anti-emetics Wakefulness The trick is to balance those two. All nausea drugs started life as psych meds that didn't work. The areas of the brain party with one another...
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    Painting a Fiberglass Boat?

    Good deal. Showed it to the wife, she wasn't excited about the color. i was bummed.
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    Painting a Fiberglass Boat?

    You know Awlgrip doesn't get sprayed on the large vessels, right? Most common application worldwide is actually roll and tip, and it is formulated to do it very well. No need to dick with a spray gun or getting all your stuff just right, not to mention the chemical curing paints have some nasty...
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    Arima Transoms

    On older boats, I have found the scratch awl is the tool of choice, especially with a resin handle. Knocking on the hull with the handle makes it easy to find repairs and bad gelcoat by sound. On transoms you can hear the difference in rotted areas. Then, when you do find rot, you can poke...
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    Go ahead and laugh, then answer... Kite GoPro

    On the balloon you can either add some fins, like a dirigible, or you can make a tail for the camera chassis itself. This, tied in the system with one of the grillion swivels we all have on our boats, will allow it to stay head-to in the wind, and the balloons can blow anywhere they like. The...
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    Go ahead and laugh, then answer... Kite GoPro

    I'm saying the same as Jeff. You don't need to go the kite route, it isn't predictable enough, especially with a drift or when it gets becalmed out there. Helium balloon, sized to the mass of the camera. A small harness, some braided line, and a pair of good sized mylar balloons will last a...
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    Mule tape question.

    My neighbor actually did run it on his pots. It's shit, don't use it. Pullers don't get a good bite on it. Hands don't get a good bite on it. It tangles like hell. It floats and on light pots actually contributes to drift. For the cost, leaded line. Even if it prevents ONE pot from either...
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    Dad’s legacy - How to make it work?

    There's some solid advice above Laurence. I'll throw in some backup. If you consider some Make-A-Wish type stuff (sick kids), let me know. You know I'll go out as angler support/medical support for you. Second, the tuna runs are great for us, but kids love action. Two options worth heavy...
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    1926 Ford Model T parts

    This is who I work with: http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/ Granted, on the other side of the hill from you, but these guys are a conduit of early Ford activities across the west and the whole country. I have a slightly later car ('30 5 window coupe) and they've been fantastic. I'm betting they...
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    Another aluminum option?

    Just to add, had a buddy who wanted an Allied. He contacted a sales person that was helpful but only returned one phone call. He then contacted the factory, with nary a single reply. Emails were sent to 3 different people, only one was returned, and that was a third party sales guy, who then had...
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    Another aluminum option?

    Bear in mind if you want a one-off boat with simplified features, there's actually a TON of custom builders of metal boats, and many of them are over here on the east side of the state. Places like Bloodsworth, for example, have fantastic craftsmanship, and will build to any design you specify...
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    Damn bleach bottles

    I hear you Jody, but I also have been in a few plants and seen mountains of talc. Guess it is all about timing eh? Here's hoping it was a crap repair by some bum who didn't know what he was doing and isn't a comment on how GB built boats in that era. E
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    Damn bleach bottles

    I've done some testing making fillers with talc and it is really easy to mix and makes a nice sandable filler. It's also a goddamn sponge if given access to water. However for something as thixotropic as talc, it is like 10% of the cost of comparable filters, so when you're a builder buying...
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    Who hates their side by side UTV?

    We use a Polaris Ranger diesel for one of our specialty groups within the department. Has been reliable, has hauled a total of 5 people with plenty of speed (2 EMT's, 2 medics, and one very fucked up accident victim). They are relatively quiet with the diesel engine, and unlikely to have your...
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    Anyone need something out of cali or oregon?

    Paul, what if I knew of a boat you could pick up for a SONG on your way back. Do you want to buy something and haul it back? 1970's uniflite pup like mine, only it is complete and original. Dude wants to get rid of it, so the price is going to be LOW. Have considered bringing it up here, but...
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    Boat load of rod holders

    Strange, anyone else not able to see them? I can send pics if you PM me your phone number or an email address. E
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    Boat load of rod holders

    Winter project season has landed upon us. I'm cleaning out some stuff from projects past and now is the time to capitalize. Have a total of 10 rod holders that should be in your boat. 4 are 15°, 4 are 30°, plus one 15° that's not in the wrapping anymore (used as the test model), and one...
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    Beautiful Boat

    Just opinion here, but mass loaded are more effective sound deadening than the heavy adhesive sheets. Soundown is the one I prefer in the 1.5" or thicker weights. Those are hands down the quietest. E
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    Beautiful Boat

    ahem... E
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    Beautiful Boat

    Boom! Last year in Pro Boat Builder, there was a rep at METS selling this crazy powered longboard that had a powerhead that could be attached to various lengths of boards. Apparently you just hang on and guide it, and it does all the work. Even had a setup for 4 handle/2 person work. I'm...
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    Beautiful Boat

    Scott, my arms hurt just thinking about the longboarding to get the bow fair... We should collaborate on a project. There's gonna be a TON of nice hulls coming out of the hurricane insurance claims that will be prime candidates for pilothouse conversions. E
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    Canadian JACKWAGON "WHYKNOT"

    Get some of those rotten flesh bombs the hippies use to annoy the whalers. 75' isn't far with a water balloon launcher... E
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    Wdfw

    Magnuson Stevens Act states 200 miles is the jurisdiction of law enforcement agencies overseeing fisheries. As with any LEO agency, there are no hard borders, and you can't escape or manipulate jurisdictional boundaries to evade enforcement. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/laws_policies/msa/...
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    Beautiful Boat

    Scott, nice work man. We work in the same way, but you've got a little stronger financial position and a need for a little more boat than I. Finished up my 23' Uniflite Salty Pup refit a few years ago, with the same conceptual target as you had. The Bertie was a nice choice. There's quite a...
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    Pigs Friday?

    Hah hey dood. I don't think I'll be on the wet side soon unless I find a cool old truck over there and sell my 1952 flatbed over here (have a couple biters currently). Sorry I missed your call, was putting the runt to bed and now the wife wants me to watch a show with her tonight before I'm...
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    Pigs Friday?

    Wait, you're not dead? E
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    Ocean Sport boats now being built by Nordic Tug

    Bill, I knew Paul, who was a Brunswick guy that moved over to Nordic to help them bring up their production rate and streamline everything inside. I was there when they were doing a custom one-off boat, and when I was on the floor I got the impression that they had no heartburn doing a deep...
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    Ocean Sport boats now being built by Nordic Tug

    If there's a market, Nordic would probably do the mod. They have a quirky build concept there, as they build well but aren't truly efficient. Boat costs are little higher than is necessary, but the end products have been very nice boats. A friend managed the plant for years before Nordic...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Love it man, glad the boat is working out to be a battle wagon. E
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    ETHANOL FUEL LINE ISSUE'S

    Also make note not to use A2 rated hose. It states it is rated for alcohol, but the A1 is the more reliable hose. I use House of Hose in Spokane, they are a phenomenal resource for hose. E
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    Self Bailing Bow drain hole size

    So I'd do both, honestly. Covering the hole with a hinged sheet of diamond plate, painted in nonskid flat paint, and latched on one side would be ideal. The sheet won't cost too much and you'll get lockable storage out of the deal. Second, I'd grab my 2" hole saw. Put 2 marks on it, 1" above...
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    WP Tuna Roll-Call 7/29

    Nice performance numbers on the tin kitty Laurence. She definitely has a sweet spot as far as economy. Sucks you guys didn't stack them up. Moon phase, flat water, and clear skies weren't your friend. 2017 will be known as the year of the deep tuners that just didn't want to come up. E
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    Dying to tuna fish

    There's several of us that are/were boat owners that have run our own boats with high success rates for tuna. Just put together a crew of us and we will make things happen. E
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    Advice on painting fiberglass boat

    Quite the opposite, NOTHING sticks to fresh, tacky resin. It literally won't even harden against itself, finishing resins have waxes in them to finish the exterior coat. You want a perfectly dry, cured, hard surface to prep for paint. Painting the old boats is extremely easy. E
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    Advice on painting fiberglass boat

    PM'ing shortly.
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    Thursday/Friday overnighter

    It was goose eggs for everyone all morning, apparently the previous day had an afternoon bite and a dead morning so that seems to be looking like a pattern. Mark, it was out of tune with how you guys usually operate, as you have always been good stewards out there. I figured it was just one of...
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    Thursday/Friday overnighter

    It's pretty hard to miss an All Rivers boat, being that the logo is 6 feet long on the hull sides. Also, at that range, it was very easy to read. E
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    Thursday/Friday overnighter

    Scratchy fishing yesterday. Surprisingly large amount of boats out there for a Friday. Got a tuna cherry busted, one more has been ruined. Stacy once again proves he can get on the fish in tough fishing. Special thanks to the dickhead running the All Rivers boat yesterday. Mark would have...
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    Thursday/Friday overnighter

    No bones on an overnighter but hitting it hard Friday for a day trip. See you fuckers over there. E
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    Thursday/Friday overnighter

    Hey guys, who needs crew for an overnighter Thurs/Fri? Gear is ready, sounds like the fish are in, who's ready to do the night shift on the pond? E
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    Suzuki 350a. Duo-prop

    I want to see how well the drive leg does going through a big blue or a little thresher at 25kts with all that prop twirling about. Our typical single prop drive legs can eat a fish or hit debris, spin a hub, and still make (shitty) headway under light load. You also don't have issues with...
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    There she goes...

    End of an era with that one leaving. Looking forward to the new era, the shiny era... the Beer Can era! E
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    What's in you're offshore 1st aid kit?

    First off, bring a medic with you and all will be well! But let's be honest, we are on day boats here, so the list should be simple: DRY CLOTHES are massively important. Hypothermia kills in trauma. Tourniquets (more than one) Occlusive dressings (adhesive chest seals are ideal) H bandages...
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    Marine Plywood

    Steve, the fiber-tech link is the company you're looking for. They've got a huge number of different types of core materials, so you can do ply, foam, aluminum, honeycomb, there are options. The closest to you is up here in our area, Spokane. We have family in Leucadia, so I know it's a...
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    Arneson Outdrives?

    When it is rough they struggle with the changes in loading. So a prop designed to work like this basically is massively overloaded when all the blades are in the water. You need big torque to swing them through to planing, then the horsepower takes over with the higher rpm to run fast. In...
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    Arneson Outdrives?

    Wow that looks like a Lafitte skiff from the south! Those types of boats are made to commercially fish shallow delta and bay waters, as well as out into the gulf. They rely on shallow drives like surface drives, outboards on jackplates, etc. Fast as hell, shallow deadrise with a big deep...
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    Pipe Jigs in shallow water

    In trips past, if you fished a pipe and a similar weight souvlaki jig side by side, the souv out fished the pipe in shallow water. Why is up to you, but when side by side this is how it went. My preference? Knife jig, hook a kelp greenling. Ask Kelp Greenling to go find the biggest damn ling...
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    Arneson Outdrives?

    Surface drives really don't outperform traditional running gear until about the 30kt range. Once there, the reduced drag makes them worth all the expense. However the hull has to be right to move in our waters at that speed. So Cal, Florida, etc they are relatively common. For obvious reasons...
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    Anti Bond 2015

    The trick with screw holes is to pre-drill oversize, fill the hole with epoxy thickened with some fiber of some sort and silica, then re-drill for the screw/bolt. This way the wood is still encapsulated, and the penetration has an epoxy plug so that the screw never touches the ply. Good luck...
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    Anti Bond 2015

    On a side note for that project, John. The 5200 will bond very well to old 5200 if you choose to re-bed it. I don't bond my rubrails down, I like the water to move through it. I do, however, bed each screw in it to fill the screw holes as they pass through. Best of luck. E
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    Arneson Outdrives?

    What kind of boat is he looking at Tim? As far as performance drives go, they're the standard. Everyone else either uses their old patents, copies them, or tries to improve upon their design somehow. The nice part about them is they're relatively common, as surface drives go. That way you can...
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    Anti Bond 2015

    I've read the hype but haven't physically messed with it myself. Never found anything more effective than a plumber's torch and a putty knife. Hot blades go right through it. E
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    Lenco Trim Tabs

    Always check Great Lakes Skipper for oddball stuff like that when it is discontinued or replaced. They pick up a bunch of NOS and previous model merch and sell it for a decent price. E
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    AJR windows and doors

    So I worked with Wynne Inc down in Louisiana on my previous build. They were great to work with, prices were unbeatable locally, and they shipped them up crated. It was a good experience and I was happy with the product. Highly recommend. E
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    Well that sucks.....

    Let me know what the buyback is on the boat. I might be interested in it. E
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    Shoot, 3 years later I just saw this. She should hold up great down there.

    Shoot, 3 years later I just saw this. She should hold up great down there.
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    Trigonometry quiz

    Or you just get your bunks, a level, and a little bevel gauge. Get the angle off the boat using the level and bevel gauge, then mark the ends of the bunk. Cut off the smaller piece on top... E
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    House bill 1229 DOA

    Kretz is on that committee. He's from over here and has been about as useless as any legislator I've ever met. E
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    Best tool/method to cut fiberglass for electrical panels etc.

    Bimetal finish blades on a jigsaw do a great job. Drilling corners keeps things tidy. Hole saw is best for gauges. When I'm doing small to medium cuts, I'll actually tape a sheet of paper over the cut site. It allows for all sorts of locating marks, notes, measurements, etc without marking...
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    Rebuild begins

    I can put my hands upon two boats nearby that had the rear edge of the hull plating above the original transom edge, and both had significant planing issues, as the upturn didn't produce enough lift to counteract the lift ahead of it to 'tip it over' the planing hump. Buttock lines are the...
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    Rebuild begins

    Well, aside from your engine question (Two of my neighbors have Zukes, one with an idle choke failure, one with an undiagnosable full throttle shutdown problem), I'd weigh in on the hull modifications. Make 110% absolutely sure that you've got the hull plating perfectly straight, fair, and...
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    Yes, absolutely. If the cabin roof is built strong enough to stand on, then it's nearly mandatory to do a cali-style tuna hoop up there. Could be done with 4 pad eyes and stainless hitch pins, so that it's removable for trailering but doesn't require welding hinges on the roof which are always a...
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    The Journey

    Now you know why a couple of my past boats were nicknamed The Mistress... E
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    Removing Epoxied Transducer?

    Hot putty knives for 5200. Ask me how I know... E
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    The Journey

    Just make sure you get a TON OF AIR in that bilge John. The aluminum wants to breathe some fresh air to keep the corrosion to a minimum. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/2015/215712/ Anoxic corrosion kills aluminum tanks. E
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    Removing Epoxied Transducer?

    I like to use a hot putty knife, as it cuts through epoxy as well as 5200. A torch can get the tips very hot, and pressure will force it through the glue. Seems almost impossible that it's epoxied in place, that'd be a really bizarre move. Most common is bedding compound of 5200...
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    New Year's Eve party

    I'm on shift otherwise I'd roll over the hill and get the fuck out of the snow. Instead, I'll be scooping up drunk assholes out of snow banks all night long. Ugh... Amateur night indeed. E
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    carfax

    Yup, each county has APS within their respective legal agencies. A quick google search in your county should hook you up. APS workers take that shit seriously, they'll be tenacious and work to protect your relative. E
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    PT Barnum eat your heart out.

    Man, must have had that in my carhartt coat yesterday when a doe came over to help me shovel my driveway. Those things really do sense 'aggressive humans'. E
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    Safety Gear

    There's a few different kinds of triggers on those vests. It can be moisture, it can be hydrostatic, it can be a field switch, there's lots of possibilities. They trigger easily if in a damp environment if one of the moisture sensing switches is in place. These tend to be on the lower price...
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    Why wouldn't this be a great boat to have in Westport?

    There's some strong bones there, it's more about getting it for the *right* price, rather than if it is a good or bad boat. Swing for the fences on it, pick it up for $50k's range somewhere, and you're in like a tall dog. There's a ton of them working Bristol Bay, it would appear. Dock Street...
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    The Journey Has Began... The next "Omega" 40 Cabo FB

    Isn't it funny how you feel like a pretty big dog until you go somewhere like that and see what the bigger money players get into? Fla is insane with boats... E
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    Small pilothouse, rod storage?

    Is this for storage overnight or for rods to party in while you're on the fish? Utilization is important to good design. E
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    The Journey Has Began... The next "Omega" 40 Cabo FB

    Dig up the torque curves on those MAN's and you'll see what the issue is... E
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    Well, ironically, I actually considered Awlgrip's new metalflake line when I painted the pup... $350/gal made me say no. E
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    Went with a sort of pearlish white on our boat for the main panels, and a carbon-look grey and black for the accent panels. The white stays cool in the sun, easiest to spot soiling so you can prevent staining, and tends to weather better than any color on a moored boat. Carbon-look panels...
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    Thru hull transducer Osprey boat

    It really doesn't matter in the least if it is cored or not. You're still going to cut a big ass hole in the boat, clean up and bed the hardware, and get her tightened in place. Any additional steps for cored composites depend on what the coring was at time of manufacture. There's big...
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    The Journey Has Began... The next "Omega" 40 Cabo FB

    Well, you've stepped into a class of yacht/sportfisher that most people don't even understand, let alone dream about. Making the move into something with a pair of MAN diesels will be pleasant to say the least. Those things are amazing, having been in a few different types of vessels that use...
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    I'm with you on the seats. Not entirely sure I see the point of a seat for impact reduction. You're not making 150 mile runs, and you aren't deploying combat-ready soldiers to risky access points. Bean bags are the sensible option, and take up less room when it's time to kill Charlie. It...
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    Re-engining Sea Sport Pilot

    You know, with a weight study, you can actually predict the amount of difference you'll see between 500hp and 600hp mathematically. It's not hard to do, you just need to give some boat parameters and know what EVERYTHING weighs, no ballparking it. E
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    Has anyone built one of these things?

    Licensing is actually really easy in the state of Washington. Their predominant concern is that you paid tax on all materials used in the build. You provide receipts to them showing the materials costs, they issue you a HIN in the next serial order. It will be coded HM on the title for...
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    Has anyone built one of these things?

    There's actually quite a few outfits that make either kits, CNC dimensioned plans, or straight up plans and you cut them out. Cutting your own plans is pretty easy because common woodworking tools with carbide tips are able to cut almost all alloys of aluminum. I cut it with circular saws, table...
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    Kingfisher 30 foot boats

    One other thing to consider, since we've essentially gone casting here... There are quite a few smaller custom builders in our respective areas that do amazing work and will build to custom designs at your spec and plans. You could have one of the aluminum boat design titans draw something up...
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    Looks like they took the time to think this boat out substantially. She's going to fish nicely, especially if you can divide and conquer (work a fish from the bow and keep it at the bow). Any provision for forward bait? A small bait tank would keep pressure off the walk around areas of the cabin...
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    Woah Howard! The waviness may be one thing, but those hull bits forward are abortions! I can't imagine how poorly that thing must have run down sea. That's insane... E
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    Boat Porn (Catamaran)

    The way I understand it from the design perspective is this: Boat in the photos by Laurence has a spray rail. They do generate lift, they're welded in place out of flat plate, and do a good job of providing protection from water crawling up the sides. Howard's photo is showing chine flats...
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    Winter tires for a dually

    Within municipalities, we have to go up everything, and this city was built mainly at the turn of the century, so many of the roads run straight up the hill rather than at a grade. The highways aren't anything special, I'd agree. E
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    Winter tires for a dually

    BT, set down the pipe man... The steepest grade in the city is 19°, and as I'm relatively sure you've never been to Spokane, it's actually a pretty hilly city. Here's what I mean by real cables: To give some context as to the size of the rollers, that's a 1/2" socket I'm holding: These...
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    Winter tires for a dually

    You guys are cracking me up on this cable chain thing. We aren't talking about the cheap shit chains you see at wal-mart, so stop looking there. We run rigs between 38,000 and 70,000 pounds on cable chains all winter long. Bear in mind that they have to be on, even when the main and arterial...
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    Winter tires for a dually

    For the two wheel drive duallies that pepper the dry side (where it actually snows regularly), you see mostly chains, rather than tires. Payback on buying extra wheels and snow tires is impossible. For the limited times you'll be in a position to be without traction on your truck, chains are...
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    The perfect PNW boat..........

    Case in point... https://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/5775550080.html See the possibilities? E
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    The perfect PNW boat..........

    One thing to consider is older hulls and a complete refit with new power. Your $100k lid, coupled with the right hull, becomes a custom, one-off boat suited to your needs, not the needs of all the customers the boat company is trying to please. You could do a major refit of a 28' Uniflite...
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    An awesome day!

    Congrats. And when his, and your, service is complete, come apply to the Spokane FD. We have quite a few retired military, several active, and even have a few special forces types sprinkled through the stations. Your service is rewarded with a 10% incentive to your testing score with your...
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    Getting Ready for Freezing Temps

    Quite a few guys out here use little petcocks on their drains for winter fishing out on Roosevelt. Turnaround time on that is something like 45 minutes from dry to ready, and vice versa. E
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    Getting Ready for Freezing Temps

    Just winterize it. Easiest and most reliable way to ensure protection. I did mine a couple days ago, takes a whopping 2 hours on a 351W, fixed water ballasting system, transmission cooler, and the little pools in the bilge here and there. Oh, and don't forget your bilge pump lines either...
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    Deck repair

    ZERO TIMES this year Andy. ZERO. I haven't been out fishing at all, and it's starting to show. E
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    Deck repair

    Brian, you have cracks, fix the damn cracks. Don't use some bullshit rubber putty to cover them up, you're only allowing the problem to worsen, as you have some weak spots that need to be mitigated. This is a long term boat for you, right? It's fall, fix it the right way. If you want to...
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    If This Proves to be True, I'm a FORMER Seahawks Fan

    Do you guys honestly think the SeaChickens are going to 'follow the lead' of a 49'er? Think really hard about that. E
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    Tuna open seat Ilwaco 9/7

    Stacy is a fish killer, get in on this. I'm on shift until 0800 tomorrow otherwise I'd be there. Will fish with him Thursday if he sticks around an extra day. E
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    EZ load trailer problems

    Honestly, your best bet is to cruise over the hill and talk to the parts dudes face to face. EZ Loader is a Spokane based company, grew from nothing to what it is here in this town. That said, you won't find companies that stock NOS OEM parts for 25 year old trailers, the industry changes too...
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    Anyone need a Westport hoe?

    It's just a little academy, no biggie...
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    Riveting boat cap

    Maarten, follow what these guys are saying about doing mechanical fastenings followed by glass. My 1972 Uniflite was used as a commercial fishing boat for a few decades, and the cap is riveted to the hull, but backed up by some 17oz fabric tape and resin. To this day it is still sound...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Looks like you got things sorted out pretty well! Odds are the loose chine walking will mitigate itself when you are not light-boat. When she's a little heavier she will be more settled. Messing around a little with your trim might help too, as your angle of attack is a little lower than the...
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    Mark, did you get my email with the links to the Farallon boat? That's the one I sent that you never replied to, and it had a TON of information based on our previous discussion. Also don't hesitate to just give me a phone call. Did a little more legwork yesterday and found a couple other...
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    Concrete Jigs for Lings

    That's Fred Butkovich, he's always game to talk fishing. That said, those things DRIFT badly. Lots of surface area for their weight. Off Cape Kiwanda, they're fishing really shallow for lings near shore. I wouldn't use that setup for fishing out on the prairie/C closure, but maybe for inshore...
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    Mark and I have been talking, but he's running silent and deep this week. Either he didn't like my opinions or he's busy fishing every day. E
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    Firefighters please....

    We're putting the Grover Stuttertones in the new rig that's coming next month (first new rig in my station in 25 years), come by anytime! Cheers man, E
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    Not many boats in the world that can destroy a 6' wind wave like a true Downeast workboat hull. However, you wanna talk about something that bow steers running off the wind in a steep swell... E
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    Firefighters please....

    It's not a political spin man, that's the best part. BOTH sides do it, draping the 'safety' veil over it. I can admit, to myself and anyone else, that I know who's behind what you read in the press, why they say it, and for what reason. I work in those trenches. I sit in those meetings. I've...
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    Firefighters please....

    You're missing my point, gangster. The ship has sailed. You just happen to be a port of call on a cruise that's been steaming west in Washington for 24 years. If you want to fight a thing, you have to fight it when it starts. Now they have data, facts, campaigns, money, politicians, leverage...
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    Firefighters please....

    Damnit, I was at work yesterday and COMPLETELY missed this one... You think we give a fuck if you blow yourselves or your neighbors up? Nope. Just another run, just another fire, just another day at the office. You'll find it's not even our administrators that blab about firework bans. It's the...
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    I need to know the LOA, beam, waterline length, waterline beam, and have a look at the running surface to get the coefficient correct, as it makes a big difference mathematically (multiplier of between 170 and 240). If the name of the manufacturer can get me to the information, rad, that works...
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    Two things are the most important. The actual hull, so I can get an idea of what coefficient to use for the equations, and an exact weight study. That's the hard part. You need to identify every little thing in the boat, from fuel tankage to fishing tackle so we can identify her true, all up...
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    Anybody running the Cummins QSC 8.3, 550 hp diesel or know anyone who is?

    Mark, I'm not the guy for 'how is this specific diesel', but if you need some help doing the legwork on engineering, design, prop calculations, etc, let me know. We can identify the actual horsepower needs of the boat and find a motor that has the right duty cycle to meet the power needs. E
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    What hull would you use?

    Use SearchTempest once you decide on a hull. It aggregates all of the CraigsList cities within your determined range. Fastest, most efficient way to search if you have a specific boat type in mind. For example, I found a Salty Dog, 1976, single big block gas main for $4000 in Jersey. The tow...
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    What hull would you use?

    Lots and lots of options out there but guys have touched on much of it. Berties are sweet boats running, but they wallow a bit on the drift. A little pricey because of the reputation. Blackfin boats out of So Cal are pretty damn nice too. Spent some quality time on one in Mexico, they fish...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Paid $400 for my wheel in the most recent boat. WORTH EVERY PENNY. Edson makes incredible wheels. I'll pull it off the boat if I ever sell the thing. E
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    Am I a grady prick now

    The end of the Starcraft?! Whoa there.... E
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    How long should my bunk boards be?

    Bob nailed it, that's exactly what I did. Maximize the contact patch you can achieve before the hull shape becomes too much for the wood. Even in sawn bunks, you can only cut so much wood out before you get into ridiculous beam sizes. Test fitting a few times is also a smart option. Going with...
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    Reminder: What's really important

    Dick move, Charlie. Dick move... E
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    Xtaero Boats - Build Thread (Long Cabin Alaska Boat)

    Travis, if one of your boats makes it over the hill to the Spokane area, I'd be more than happy to do a point by point on the boat with you, with camera, and with documentation. I'd love to drive over the hill for a boat ride, but it's just not justifiable with my current work/kid/remodel...
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    Xtaero Boats - Build Thread (Long Cabin Alaska Boat)

    Travis, this is generally why people find you offensive. Quotes like the above. Your comments on the velocity of a boat fly in the face of most offshore racing vessels, who use thru-hull 'ducers for their depth data. The velocity and impact loads of leaving and re-entering water at speed tears...
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    Xtaero Boats - Build Thread (Long Cabin Alaska Boat)

    I've pulled apart 5200 bedded cabling through various thru-hulls, and can say that it's a special sort of misery that Howard's speaking of. As an owner, if I had a debris strike that caused a traumatic failure of the 'ducer, and had to replace through that system, it'd be an exceptional cussing...
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    AMERICAN IRON

    The A is bone stock, original, matching numbers. Fresh rebuild (.030 over so far) on the motor, cracking off 40hp and 128lb-ft of torque. Turn the key, starts reliably, drives straight(ish), and easy to fix 86 years later. E
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    AMERICAN IRON

    The yellow one nearly killed me. The orange one had troubles keeping the front wheel on the ground. ALL THE TIME. But on the American front, it's old school at our place... Inherited from my Grandfather at his passing: The billboard and work truck for our two small businesses: Both...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    As a matter of ABYC requirement, aluminum tanks need to be pressure tested to 3psi to confirm weld continuity. That said, aluminum tanks are always repairable and modifiable. If things like this pop up, give me a buzz, we can sort them out. Great call on moving to the heat shrink. I actually...
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    Reinstalling the lower end

    Making up a little lower unit cradle out of 2x lumber stock makes things MUCH easier. Build up the cradle so that it holds the lower unit vertically by the cav plate, and include a bottom plate that can either screw or clamp to a 2 ton floor jack. Then you have a stable, rollable, infinitely...
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    I need two of these. Kid's boat

    My kid is nagging the shit out of me to build a boat with him after I finish the mother of all bathroom remodels in the house. This is definitely high on the list. That, or a tugboat again...
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    Counting my blessings

    The offer still stands. I will teach anyone CPR that's interested. We can do it solo, or I can teach groups if there is interest. Glad your Dad is ok. E
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    Adjusting Trailer Bunks??

    Not offensive in the least, gangster. I am lucky in that my spot to plunk the boat is 600' from my driveway. I'm lazy, so I like to slack the bunks all the way down without the boat in the way. E
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    Adjusting Trailer Bunks??

    So I cheat when I set up a trailer for a boat. If you float the boat off, drop them as low as you think you can set them without making contact with the frame rails, then put the boat on, do that. Next, take it to a level place where you can jack it up, just a few inches above your bunks...
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    Front panel replacement

    I generally make parts like that out of just remnants of aluminum plate. You can drop it off to a powder coater, etch and paint, leave it bright, brush finish, it's really versatile and very cheap in that size. Normal wood cutting tools will cut aluminum just fine. Don't overthink it. Piece of...
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    Unknown Westport roots.

    So it turns out I have a larger connection to WP than originally known. My grandfather apparently used to spend a good deal of time, every year, over in Westport fishing. Old farmer from the dry side of the state (Dayton), but had a thing for catching fish in the big lakes over here, that...
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    Hey, I could use $100,000

    They are/were rampant here at our place, and we still catch them with reasonable abundance, though they've been thinned the past few years. Most fun is to catch them and feed them to the osprey and eagles that follow your boat around. They love a trolled crankbait that's mimicking their native...
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    Just an "Ordinary" Boat Build thread......

    Mike, thanks for posting up some shots of your build. That boat is spot on perfect for our fisheries around here. Efficient, long legged, and a nice dance floor. North River knows what's up with boat design and our waters. Congrats! E
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    Xtaero Boats - Build Thread (Long Cabin Alaska Boat)

    Nice to see you're still at it Travis. Did you guys consult with Eric Sponberg on the hullform at all? He's the Godfather of that chine flat concept, and really is a great guy about sharing ideas. He's headed out for a few years to sail around the world soon. Did you guys get a good source...
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    Marine Non skid deck paint--opinions ???

    IIRC, a pair of quarts ought to get you done. I did 20' of walkaround center console walkways and an aft deck area of about your general space with less than a gallon. E
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    Marine Non skid deck paint--opinions ???

    I've got some remnant kicking around as well, not sure how much. Yours for free if you don't have a huge area to cover. PYI is the company that imports it, and interestingly their US base is in Lynwood Wa. E
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    Marine Non skid deck paint--opinions ???

    I've put Kiwigrip in every boat I've built in the past 10 years. It will be in the next boat I build, and the next, and the next... Easy to apply, grippy without being abrasive, doesn't tear up gear or skin, hangs on to boot soles and bare feet very well. E
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    Flat plate, diamond plate, or Thermo-lite for Floor?

    I've seen plenty of people on their ass when diamond plate and tuna blood mix. E
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    Flat plate, diamond plate, or Thermo-lite for Floor?

    You'll get a ton of opinions on this one. I would use the Fiber-tech Tuff Clad material for your application, plus Kiwigrip on it. It's supple, grippy, and doesn't tear your ass up when you fall on it. It comes in several colors so it isn't too bright in the boat. I get the Fiber-tech material...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Youll be glad you did it right. Scupper tube was a good choice, and it worked out pretty sweet it looks like! E
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Make a little cabinet for your hoses to run up and put a round hatch on it to access the hose and fittings. Easy way to do it, little bit of fitting out, and it gives you the right drain loop. You don't want scuppers or bilge ports eating water, my buddy's Campion has nearly sunk twice due to...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Single cylinder. Fewer leak points, fewer seals, fewer locations for potential failures, fewer spares to carry. Even in a twin cylinder system, if a failure occurs, this isn't entirely redundant and you're just as screwed if you lose a fitting. Go with the appropriate cylinder to your...
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    Neah Bay living arrangements

    Alright, I have to tip my hand a little in this thread, something most don't know. As a native Oregonian, I'd say no to Neah and try to get a spot with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang down at Depoe. Depoe has about a grillion times more access, not nearly as expensive as living out on the peninsula...
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Flame treating works like a champ. I did it on some PEX fuel tanks, which are notoriously impossible to glue to. Flame, plus G-flex epoxy from WEST, it still is stuck today. She's coming together well. Those runs of PVC are not going to experience loads that will subject them to deformation...
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    Fix to rubber strip along boat- Help Question

    Are you trying to replace on the cheap? I'd just do the whole rubrail replacement on the boat. You can get what you need from Great Lakes Skipper for a decent price, fresh rubrail really helps the appearance of a boat, and it isn't a hard job. Also, please use 3M 4000 or one of the lower...
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    Fiberglass help please

    Well, even if you glue it edge to edge with epoxy, and throw some fabric behind it, it will remain a weak point. If you want it 100% bulletproof, you need to grind a large taper to both sides (12:1 ratio). That means stick it together temporarily with epoxy, then grind both sides of the crack...
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    Twin vs Single

    Downeast boats would do just fine at sea, and tolerable in the SJ's and those types of places. However... They're turds when it comes to bar crossings. Unless you're going to get one with a substantial amount of trail in the keel, a big wheel, and a BIG rudder, they bow steer and run off in a...
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    Avet HX vs Lx

    The nickname of the HX is the Hoo-X, because they are relatively specifically made for the rigors of trolling for wahoo. High troll speeds and strong fish equal moderate line capacity and big drags. Unless you're planning on traveling to chase cow tuna and the bigger species down south, go...
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    Twin vs Single

    We're talking about up to 30 feet of LOA, and set up as we are for tuna, that amount of weight won't be mission critical. Move a couple batteries forward of the metacenter of the boat, shift your tankage slightly forward, there's tons of ways to deal with it. In that size range, I'd lean...
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    Introducing my new boat "Turbos Palace"

    Get that big bastard up to Lewiston and let's pick on some remnant steelies and oversize sturgeon! Looks sweet, this is going to be an interesting adventure for you. E
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    Somebody should make this the new Tuna Town BD HQ

    Actually could be a good piece of income property, but not at that price. There's a few different ways to make money with it, and keep the little shit shack on it for a crash pad for fishing trips. Typical WP property in the port district. E
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    22ft Edge Sport Offshore

    ABYC/USCG standards are generally based on past practices that resulted in loss of life or property, and are designed to prevent both. It isn't a base standard for production, it is a life safety practice to adhere to. EPA has their own things (don't get me started on the diurnal filtration...
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    22ft Edge Sport Offshore

    Travis, we've had discussions in the past, and it seems like you have ups and downs with something, because you bubble up from time to time with tons of energy and posts, then scuttle for a year or two. That said, if you are going to post photos about your projects, make sure you're meeting...
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    Help me find a flatbed for my 2015 Chevy 3500 Dually

    Ehh, Dave is pretty dialed. His regular business model is doing OTR fuel tank trailer construction and repair. He also builds boats, truck and snowmobile parts, and does one-off projects. Currently doing a DOD contract for a USAF crash truck. E
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    Help me find a flatbed for my 2015 Chevy 3500 Dually

    I've got 2 leads over here in Spokane Laurence. One does custom service beds regularly (mostly steel), the other is an aluminum shop that will do good work for cash, and is short projects right now so is pretty hungry to do jobs. E
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    Kelli Ann transplant complete

    Just in time for tuna season! Glad to see she's back in one piece Vance. E
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    How to remove old thru-hull transducer?

    To get the nut off, get yourself one of those oscillating saws with the bi-metal blade. Cut the nut off by slitting it on both sides, all the way through and into the body of the 'ducer. Knock those apart with a cold chisel if you have room. Next, grab two putty knives, heat the edge with a...
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    Kodak Monday Tuna run

    Your boat or a different one Kamen? Packing for the trip in the morning myself... E
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    Wednesday

    3'-4' wind waves and a 4' swell, we'd be getting our asses handed to us in the Pup! E
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    Wednesday

    Andy, it looks like Ryan might be in, so there could be a pair of Dogs out there. E
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    Surface Drive propulsion?

    Brian, surface drives have a very specific set of circumstances that they excel at. The most common surface drive setups are in the supercavitating and the semi-submerged categories. Notice that they have terrible propulsor efficiency until you hit 40+kts. Moral of the story, they have a...
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    Wednesday

    Hard to say where that little pocket of south wind will hit. Could be better north, could be better south. Either way, it's better Thursday! E
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    Wednesday

    Looking to party on Wednesday out of Westport. Who's fishing weekdays? E
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    Painting a car hood?

    It's not rocket surgery. Pick up a CAT Technologies gun, 3M disposable paint cups, shoot a couple pieces of metal to get the hang of it, and do it yourself. E
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    Which one of you was headed out for Oregon Tuna?

    It's a promo video that C-Dory made to show how their boats can take any water. There's some other photos and vids of it. Ripping ebb, on a low wind/big swell day. E
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    Need Tuna

    I'm in for OcTuna on your boat, and can bring my jig/bait gear to help stock the boat. E
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    It now illegal to own a stove

    Over here on the dry side they have had restrictions for quite a while on non-UL listed stoves. SCAPCA drives around and looks for dirty stacks, burn piles, and relies on people calling in complaints. Nothing new here, and certainly not a liberal thing, it's conservative as all hell over here...
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    WP Tuna 9/15

    Be wary of a forecast with a short window and backing winds to the S in the afternoon. Those days can lull you into staying out too late and really go to shit on the run back in. E
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    Kill bags are great but not water proof ... 6 footer fits perfectly in an Outback

    Yeah but he could trash talk with the best of them! E
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    Kill bags are great but not water proof ... 6 footer fits perfectly in an Outback

    Man, where's Ted (BV) when you need him in a thread?! E
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    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Can't trust those things when they let go, you'll lose parts! E
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    Kill bags are great but not water proof ... 6 footer fits perfectly in an Outback

    I just put down a tarp in my Passat sedan, works fine! Keep the Sub tarped with a nice rim around it and you're good to go man. Good on ya for only taking as much car as you need. E
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    WSDOT oversized permit questions

    Piece of cake Paul... I'm thinking with your parameters, you're going to be close to a pure custom boat, Laurence. E
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    Opinions onboard generator keep or remove?

    Holy shit Matt, you still exist?!? E
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    WSDOT oversized permit questions

    Oh it could be pretty, i guarantee you that. E
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    WSDOT oversized permit questions

    Why not just put a cabin on the WC? You could use the existing top and console structurally, and build everything else around it. E
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    Opinions onboard generator keep or remove?

    Think of it this way- How many hours will the genset be running operationally for you when the boat is occupied? How many hours will you be running out and back fishing without the genset operating? How much does it weigh as a percentage of hull weight, and extrapolate the amount of fuel you...
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    I'm in for Thursday

    Of course, Thursday looks like shit on MSW... E
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    I'm in for Thursday

    A brother, and he's not an attractive man, so you'd have to have closed eyes and an open mind... E
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    I'm in for Thursday

    Work kept me on the beach this weekend. Apparently the whole fucking state being on fire, plus a holiday weekend, means they don't let us leave town. I'm available for Thursday if anyone's fishing. Also currently a Wed-Thur overnighter looks solid. Wife says the 5 tuna I brought home isn't...
  224. Spokaloo

    52# Blue Fin

    Damnit, you stole my joke... E
  225. Spokaloo

    Starboard

    I get mine from Laird Plastics. They have stores on your side of the hill too. E
  226. Spokaloo

    Rod sleeves and reel covers for sale...

    That explains the mystery truck underneath that rod rack. Man, that's a sick setup! E
  227. Spokaloo

    TUNA FRIDAY

    I'm loaded and ready to fish Sunday if anyone needs crew. Was looking at Ilwaco, but anytime I can stay up in WP that's always preferred. E
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    BIG WIND IN WESTPORT

    Post up photos Vance. Gotta say, even though you're on the beach, that was a mishap-free failure compared to so many boats rolling over or USCG on-board rescues. They say money is a renewable resource, you can always make more, right? E
  229. Spokaloo

    Well fuck...... Updated

    Patrick, I'd give a kidney to have that kind of access to power equipment for engine swaps. That's a sweet deal! Looking forward to learning what we can do to prevent whatever befell your motor. E
  230. Spokaloo

    Looking for tuna crew saturday....

    I'm in man! Let me just put a Scopace patch on each side of my ballsack (obviously the night before), and let's fish some iron! E
  231. Spokaloo

    If you could fish anywhere in February/March....where would it be?

    PV for cow tuna, dorado mayhem, and abundant roosterfish. Isla Mujeres for one of the world's craziest sailfish fisheries. Big American sportfishers, 100lb lunatic sailfish, and stand-up gear in the 30w range. It's a wild ride trying to do the tuna dance at sailfish speed with 5 rods all...
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    Tuna Tuesday 8/25

    I was going to let Stacy put the details out in a report. Ran almost exactly due west of the N jetty to around the 42 or so. It's pretty obvious when you get there, the teal break is reasonably sharp and the water temps come up a degree. Plus debris, boats, rips, etc were all in the area. As...
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    Tuna Tuesday 8/25

    Unbelievable morning bite. It never got old watching the tuna hit your 'chovy 6 feet away from the boat in 2' of water. E
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    What to do with used Pipe Jigs

    If it is surface rust, I leave it. If it is cancerous rust, replace parts. 3 years isn't uncalled for, I've left mine for that long without issue, and I think the lings like the taste of the rust, because they get better as they 'patina'. E
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    Tuna Tuesday 8/25

    Wow Ryan, you guys ran WAAAY out there, looking at these shots. Looks like it cleans up pretty good at the 40' or so, just didn't look fishy to ya? E
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    Tuna Tuesday 8/25

    I think I just got hitched up with Stacy out of Ilwaco. E
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    Tuna 8/12/15

    Andy, your boat is big enough to tolerate the 2-3' wind waves, but it's not going to be comfortable at all. You can google images of Beaufort 4 and 5 winds to see what that looks like on the water. Staying on the schools of fish on a bait stop will be a challenge, unless you chum like a...
  238. Spokaloo

    Dad had a secret weapon or two hidden away

    I can only imagine how gratifying it'll be to kill a tuna with that reel. E
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    Need a 'ho for next week?

    Three reasons, Justin. #1) When I had a tuna boat before, it was miserable getting crews, and I had friends over there with boats that were always fighting to get crews filled out. More than a few just said I should hop in with them rather than drag the boat over. Solid logic, I think. #2) I...
  240. Spokaloo

    Need a 'ho for next week?

    If anyone's going to pull the trigger next week and needs a guy, let me know. Good to go for overnighters and day trips. E
  241. Spokaloo

    Tuna 8/12/15

    I'm available the 25th, if anyone needs a 'ho... E
  242. Spokaloo

    Which set up for tuna irons?

    I have a pair of the Trevala rods, and am a fan of them. Never tried the Lamiglass triflex, but I also know they build high quality rods. Personally I run all Avet reels. American made, extremely easy to get parts, I can rebuild them at home, and if one feels lazy, you can send the reel with a...
  243. Spokaloo

    5 Aug tuna report

    That little C shaped ridge sure cupped up the bait, smart fishing the outside edge of that structure Laurence! Fuck I need to go fishing... E
  244. Spokaloo

    Open seats Sunday

    If I didn't have family in town I'd be there in a heartbeat. Let me know next time.
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    FIRST BLOOD PICTURES ARE ADDED

    I hope you put a cell tower on that prick at some point so the guy at the helm can call the crew and ask how the fishing is going in the back of the boat! That thing's huuuuge. E
  246. Spokaloo

    Got Fish? first TUNA Trip

    Glad you guys got on them. Hope to make it out on a trip sometime soon. E
  247. Spokaloo

    Neah Bay this week?

    Sean_B is going to be up that way, they left today. E
  248. Spokaloo

    Canning question

    About 15 minutes on a warm day, as much as 45 when it is below freezing outside. E
  249. Spokaloo

    4th of July Puget Sound Deadly Accident - Drinking and Boating Don't Mix

    I don't drink, and never have. There's more than a few of us like me that are experienced operating our own boats. Find someone with these credentials and add them to your crew if you like to have a beer. That way you have all the fun you can handle, and your vessel gets back safely to the dock...
  250. Spokaloo

    Who is running for tuna Sunday (12 July)

    Hory Sheet, Erica is actually posting? You kids have fun out there. I'll be family-ing for a week, then it's on like Donkey Kong. Just dropped another $100 on irons in prep for some July blood. E
  251. Spokaloo

    Who is running for tuna Sunday (12 July)

    You dirty bastard... E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Maybe his favorite casino in Vegas is the.... Fellagio? E
  253. Spokaloo

    Westport tuna run Wed 7-8

    Damn, I lost my ride for Wednesday, if I'd have known you needed a body, I'd be in WP tonight. E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    John, the plan is to do one inch and pull some of the cup out of the prop, as it was relatively heavily cupped for the ski boat it was on before. Cutting back an inch, plus ditching some of the HP sapping cup, we will see how close we get. It might end up at 1.5" as well, just going to fine tune...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I think I'm going to pull an inch of pitch out, but currently we are cruising at 23mph at 2700 rpm. 25 at 3000, and wide open she's running a little over 35mph at 3700-3800 rpm. That motor should spin to 4400, so I'm going to back the prop out a little and odds are the cruise will inch up about...
  256. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    By request, some running/water shots. The lighting wasn't great because it was like a grillion degrees and blazing sun today. She cuts a big figure on the water: A remarkably dry ride: And definitely has that Sportfisher angle of attack. So far, so good. Still ironing out some little...
  257. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Trailer needs a total revamp actually. Going to move the axles forward, the winch post aft, and build on a set of hefty bunks over the rear roller supports. The trailer isn't happy with the boat on it, but it's tied to the dock currently, so I'll screw with it in more of this triple digit heat...
  258. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    It was a Salty Pup that was commercially fished in the '80's. Then a guy got all hot-rodded up and cut the cabin off to make it a runabout. That dude lost interest, another guy bought it and gutted it to the stringers to do a new cabin. He lost interest as well. I bought it as a gutted hull. It...
  259. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Steve, we had a look at that spec. I get that overheat/puddled solder thing that's the concern. These cables are over length, so I can cut them back and go with full crimp only. Everything did get 1000F shrink wrapped after soldering to minimize drips if we approach temp. Also severely...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Sorry for the significant delay. All free time was spent in the shop, so why update this if you can squeeze in a little more time in the shop? Also, we have a string of 100F+ days ahead of us, boat in water is more important than rigging the third, relatively unnecessary fuel tank, etc. First...
  261. Spokaloo

    Say goodbye to your Shimano Jigs...

    You know I've caught 'em on your boat with butter knives, right? E
  262. Spokaloo

    Anybody coming over from Spokane with a truck in the next couple of months?

    See, this is a happening town, everyone wants to be here! Sorry I couldn't hook ya up. Maybe someday I'll be a big boy and have a truck like all you other guys. Until then I'm stuck with one that has collector plates on it. Ronnie would definitely cut the panels, and honestly he'd deliver...
  263. Spokaloo

    Guess who is.....

    I wonder if Vance is missing the whole single outboard, no systems, 30 minute maintenance thing yet... E
  264. Spokaloo

    Wasabi 2.0 - The final wrap up and its going in the water Monday (you're gonna wanna see the pics)

    Carbon Fiber is a BITCH to saturate well, and you have some of the best doing it. Pretty lucky trade there! His skill set and the cost of the material, you definitely won in that trade. E
  265. Spokaloo

    Tuna 2015

    It's going to be BLISTERING hot over here on the dry side, so I'd imagine it's going to suck as far as winds go offshore. In a week or two, when it mellows out temp wise, I bet it won't be prospect fishing, but boat loading. Looking forward to July. E
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    Possible open seats

    No. Just... no. E
  267. Spokaloo

    Nutria

    They're EVERYWHERE in my home town, and they are massively destructive bastards too. Golf clubs are pretty effective. i'd avoid the putter, as they're pretty nimble, but a good 3 wood gets the job done. E
  268. Spokaloo

    Tuna Jig Recommendations?

    I have a similar box of toys to what Mike has above, with a random smattering of swimbaits. My preference is more for the shimano butterfly jigs in the 112 and 145 sizes. Also, sometimes I cast the butterflies and rip them back to the boat. Catch percentage isn't as high casting them, but it...
  269. Spokaloo

    2007 BMW F650GS Dual sport motorcycle ABS

    I told myself I'd never get another bike... What are you looking to buy? If I flew over there, would you pick me up from SeaTac? E
  270. Spokaloo

    Changed the spark plugs and checked the anodes

    Looks like she's happy with the internal rinse process when she gets tied up at night. E
  271. Spokaloo

    Kelli Ann arrives in westport

    Sleeping on Vance's boat is the only way one can end up with more pubic hair than when they started... E
  272. Spokaloo

    How to identify a mild heart attack?

    If you read it more closely, you'd see that it's a reference to medication allergies. Sometimes it is difficult to articulate these things while retching at sea, and I've seen people do some hair raising shit to 'help' their fellow man in medical situations. Paul, sounds like fun. If you guys...
  273. Spokaloo

    How to identify a mild heart attack?

    The highlights have been hit above. Here's a link for layperson information regarding heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/911-Warnings-Signs-of-a-Heart-Attack_UCM_305346_SubHomePage.jsp Pearls I'd like to add: If you give me aspirin, I'll die...
  274. Spokaloo

    Diamond plate deck?

    This will be a Chev/Ford thing. They get hot as hell in the sun. Not a little, a lot. Glare initially is horrendous, and as it wears in it mellows to just annoying. Putting in a metal deck or whatever other substrate you want, then using a nonskid coating is my preference. You can renew the...
  275. Spokaloo

    ****NEW update from WDFW conf call**** Area 3&4 Hali closed Thurs open SATURDAY!

    When they hold the power to confiscate offending vessels, that's a pretty big gamble Patrick... E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I still don't know how you did it on that shitbox trailer Paul. E
  277. Spokaloo

    Kelli Ann is going to get ugly

    Holy shit that's a big boat Vance... E
  278. Spokaloo

    Ok steering station and electronics are in, whats the best deck coating?

    Jeff, it sticks to sanded gelcoat tenaciously. Basically any material that you get a sanded finish on, it will stick and stick well. Just remember to put it on with a notched trowel, then roll the stipple in it. It's about a grillion times more uniform if you put it on with the trowel first. E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Those are my 3 days off, all are good. Come on up. E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I manhandled the conditions in the garage today, sealing it up, unloading a TON of water in there, and actually made it TOO HUMID for the paint, if you can believe that. It smoothed down TIGHT this time. Coats 2 and 3 laid down a little better once I got the humidity ideal. It's nice to be on...
  281. Spokaloo

    Ok steering station and electronics are in, whats the best deck coating?

    I believe PYI will tint it for you on request, but like Greg said you can have it tinted as well. Just hop in there with an angle grinder and a 40 grit flap disk. Or talk with Vance about his badass Metabo surfacing tool, it will clean it right up. Grind back to metal or whatever coatings you...
  282. Spokaloo

    Ok steering station and electronics are in, whats the best deck coating?

    Hands down, Kiwigrip. I've used sanded paint, manufacturer's supplied nonskid granules bedded in paint, gravel, pads, the stuff at Costco, etc. After all of it, I'll continue in the current boat to use Kiwigrip (actually just bought a gallon of it). Grippy, easy to clean, and supple if you...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Steve, I was in a quandary because I wanted to get it over to you, but as you're aware I can't get the damn thing done for a deadline to save my ass. Found one in Racine, WI and a shipper that happened to be driving through both towns. $1750, it'd be a dick move to ask you to build that cheap...
  284. Spokaloo

    Stick on cable ties for 'ducer cable

    Howard speaks the truth. That's what I use. E
  285. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Ups and downs in this one. Got her in the makeshift booth for the paint. Skirt on, the interior went reasonably well: It was a bit dry, so it didn't level perfectly (system three paints love humidity), but it's decent and there will be lots of nonskid going down in the future. Pretty...
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    PrimeTime gets blasted...

    Don't tempt me Bob... E
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    PrimeTime gets blasted...

    Hell, watching this I'm considering dragging my boat over there to have the bottom paint applied, and that's just because I hate doing it! E
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    Had an oh shit moment with the Kelli Ann

    The sound of how tightly your asshole was clamped when you called indicated some serious concern. One of the things I kept in my boat was a toilet wax ring, for those types of situations. Smashing a big blob of it on the site of a leak slows it down really well, and doesn't bond like 5200 will...
  289. Spokaloo

    PrimeTime gets blasted...

    All I can see is the image of 3" of media on that floor, then a perfectly clean concrete pad you could eat off of. That's impressive! E
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    Crappy bottom paint

    I use a handful of different bottom paints, and all of them want an absolute max of 120 grit. There's nothing smooth about 120 grit. Also use a couple different primers, and they are textured when they go on. Something's looking odd. Lastly, Goat, you know that shit is designed to kill...
  291. Spokaloo

    Leaking hubs (will Bearing Buddies help?)

    My neighbor has lost a couple hubs with oil bath, and has lost a handful of oil bath caps over the years. I haven't been overly enamored with them because the caps are susceptible to UV damage, and can crack. One could argue to replace them frequently, like repacking, but then it's not really...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    So I have this cool picture of an older lobstah boat making its way over from Belfast ME that I took today: Obviously something we don't see on our coast much, if at all. Sweet lines, even though there's a funny little knuckle amidships before the run. However, he said it goes like stink with...
  293. Spokaloo

    Westport boat storage

    Rack storage = employees. No thanks... However I'm thinking there's something to this storage facility idea, with boats on the trailer. E
  294. Spokaloo

    Maiden voyage on the Kelli Ann

    Hory Sheet Vance! That big sumbitch has more beam than the sled had length! Nice work finally getting the ride you wanted. E
  295. Spokaloo

    Westport boat storage

    So now you guys have me thinking. 8 bays, keypad access 24 hours/365 day. 12'x48' per unit maybe? Sleeping in your boat overnight absolutely allowed, park in front of your unit overnight, whatev. Heated or not? $250/mo each to have that kind of flexibility too much to ask? Gotta figure out...
  296. Spokaloo

    Westport boat storage

    Hm, I was considering buying some dirt and putting up a 6 bay steel building to do locked, indoor storage of sportfishers just like this. It was hard to figure out what the payback time was on the investment though. Good to know. E
  297. Spokaloo

    If you were gonna buy a brand new "Big Boy Saw"

    We have competitively put saws through testing for our ventilation saws (these run carbide bullet chains to cut asphalt roofing, metal, wood, anything the saw touches) including Jonsered, Husq, stihl, and some oddball brands. The Stihl's came out a fan favorite, but it was decided that the...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    That dude's had that boat for sale FOREVER... When he wants $5k, it'll be a good deal. E
  299. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Phase change #1. For scale, that's a normal 2 car garage door that the boat barely fits under. No, this is not the set of a new Dexter movie, this is the makeshift paint booth. You can see the glamorous 3.5 mil plastic making sure everything else doesn't end up with primer on it. The...
  300. Spokaloo

    osprey went under the knife. #completed#

    Way to get it done! E
  301. Spokaloo

    Web site designers

    Mark, the wife has been doing it for years, but in all honesty it's not really necessary to spend the big bucks anymore on pro sites. WordPress sites are ridiculously easy to do, just find a template you like, throw the pictures and text in, and you're done. My site is a good example, I built it...
  302. Spokaloo

    Lawnmower normal rider or zero turn?

    Half acre here with lots of shit to mow around and through. We were dedicated push mower people (I'm cheap, the wife likes a workout, and I don't mow lawns). When my parent's house burnt down, they didn't need their mower, as they went from 3 acres to a city lot. We inherited their Gravely...
  303. Spokaloo

    5200 or 4200 for sealing my seacock, transducer and garboard?

    Alcohol/mineral spirits don't impede curing like acetones can, alcohol is my recommendation. E
  304. Spokaloo

    5200 or 4200 for sealing my seacock, transducer and garboard?

    I used 5200 on the same parts in the same spots. What I learned with 5200 is to just put on what's necessary to bed it cleanly, and get the rest cleaned up as best you can with alcohol. If you have to remove anything, you just need heat, pressure, and time. A stiff putty knife and a heat gun...
  305. Spokaloo

    Billfishing in Mexico

    The sailfish fishery off the Yucatan peninsula is pretty insane. A good sized chunk of the US sport fleet out of Oregon Inlet and Pirate's Cove run down to Isla Mujeres and Cancun to play in the wintertime. The best way I can describe it is comparing it to albacore fishing, except there are...
  306. Spokaloo

    Tinned wire

    Greg's marine wire supply has been good to me in the past. E
  307. Spokaloo

    Ocean Shores Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

    So is there any way to get on the sand near the boat launch? Beach launching on that beach is almost entirely no-go except for really perfect weather days. However, if you can get out on the spit at Protection Island, it'd be good to go. I'd like to see a low-tide shot to see what beach areas...
  308. Spokaloo

    refrigeration???????

    Troy, it's a solid question. I'd love to see someone give it a whirl. That shit is heavy, however. Lots of weight in mechanical equipment and systems, lots of water weight in the boat, it's a bit of a handful. For your average sport guy, it's a complex and spendy toy. Maybe some of these...
  309. Spokaloo

    The Prairie....

    She's been ugly every day of her life Goat, you've been huffing too many chemicals on the flight line... E
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    More work on the old Skipjack

    Looking sweet on that paint, laid down nice. E
  311. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    That's how boats get done. Do what you have to, and get it out the door. E
  312. Spokaloo

    Look at these curves

    Even in the side console layout, that's a good all-round boat. You'll be happy. Congrats E
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    There's an art to laying it down without brush marks doing roll and tip. Also I've found that if you flood the floor with water, it makes a big difference as to how it lays down. If you follow their directions, it can go pretty well. I'll be doing spray for the first time, using an LVLP gun...
  314. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Danny, I'm doing System 3 products top to bottom for paint. I can do 2 weeks worth of work in 3 days, because it all gets hot coated. Paint can go down every 2 hours, primer can be coated as soon as it is dry. It's cool stuff, not quite as shiny as Awlgrip, but low toxicity and fast to apply...
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    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I'm fishin' if you're getting a boat! This one won't see much salt water. How's the runt? E
  316. Spokaloo

    Oldschool's progress

    Andy, you should send photos to the previous owner and see what color they shit. E
  317. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Appreciate it Tim, but I don't have a Man's compressor, just a lowly ladies version that only throws 9.1 CFM, so I had to get a LVLP gun. Appreciate it though! I'm at the station tomorrow if you want to roll by and avoid the fam. E
  318. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    So the wife, kid, and Grams are all out in the back yard, and they say 'hey why don't you try fishing?' This being the early season, there's little to be had off the dock, but the runt does like to cast a line, so why not, right? Last cast of the day, hook the bottom, or what I thought was the...
  319. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    You can screw with pigmented epoxy, but I just use BilgeKote paint from Interlux. Easier to apply, easy to touch up, UV stable, and cheaper than epoxy. E
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    osprey went under the knife. #completed#

    Jeff, if you can find an excuse to get over the hill, I'll give you the HDPE you need for free. E
  321. Spokaloo

    osprey went under the knife. #completed#

    Sometimes 'industry standard' doesn't mean what you think it should mean. For example, polyester resin and roving over CDX fir plywood is an 'industry standard' transom in quite a few Brunswick model lines... E
  322. Spokaloo

    osprey went under the knife. #completed#

    Rubber can disintegrate, has some potential carbon issues, and is a bitch to adhere. If you are set on a rubber-like bed, most manufacturers recommend high density neoprene. I went the Pascoe route with HDPE and 5200. E
  323. Spokaloo

    Gunwale height on Ospreys?

    Mimic one boat, not a bad idea. Another trick I like is to just make a mockup and see what I like best. I'm 6'3" tall, and would have different needs than someone 5'8". Get a chunk of wood and a pair of big ass clamps. Clamp a piece of 2x stock to the doorway in your shop. Try different...
  324. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    You just flat did a better job on the layup on the left. Nice glass work on that one man. E
  325. Spokaloo

    Albacore Jigging Stick (spinning) comparison

    I'll agree with Mike that the Trevalas aren't the heaviest backbone out there, but holy shit they can make the jigs dance. My jig sticks are Trevalas because I prefer the lighter rod over the stiffer backbone. While we all like to be hooked up as much as possible, we deal with the weight of...
  326. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    We might be in the middle of rigging in May, but it could be close to her first sea trial Tim. You might be able to help me get her wet the first time! E
  327. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Thanks Laurence. She's got all those curves like a lady should. Also, she's a greedy, high maintenance, unforgiving beast. Yes, this one is female. E
  328. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Maybe a month or so conservatively and she'll be in primer, ready for paint. At least that's what I hope. E
  329. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Sorry for the little delay. Turns out I wasn't in the shop during that time either, so you didn't miss much... No, it's not a rash, just the continuation of the fairing process. Got to start smoothing away her age a little to make things right. Never again. Never will I do an inside radius...
  330. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Oh yeah, that shit blushes like CRAZY if it has an amine hardener and it's cool/humid. There are non-blushing epoxies out there that will make your life easier. What made you decide to do with the liquid transom rather than a heavy layup over solid core? E
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    osprey went under the knife. #completed#

    Nice to see you're getting the ball rolling. Looks like you went for the over-the-stringer cut and pulling it out that way. Luckily that works out because Osprey did a sh*tty job of adhering their sole to their stringers. That's a good thing for this type of repair, but not ideal in how a boat...
  332. Spokaloo

    plastic or aluminum fuel tank

    The argument over fiberglass on aluminum is actually pretty funny, thanks guys! Fyi, there's plenty of resins out there, especially epoxies, that have elongations over 100%, and would tolerate all of the motion of plastic and aluminum. If you have feet under your tank, and 100% airflow, it is...
  333. Spokaloo

    plastic or aluminum fuel tank

    PEX is well tested, and that's all you can get after 2010 in fixed tanks. E
  334. Spokaloo

    plastic or aluminum fuel tank

    Plastics have tons of benefits, as does aluminum. If you plan for the 6% size variation of a poly tank, they're robust and last a long time. I also learned how to fix them if damaged (Gougeon Brothers gave me the tip), which removes one of the biggest complaints. However, my current boat...
  335. Spokaloo

    Fishin' Luhrs is getting Closer

    Keeping it was the right call Kevin! E
  336. Spokaloo

    plastic or aluminum fuel tank

    Moeller has a shit-ton of tanks for OEM's, did you look through that whole series? I have a couple of suppliers that I can get them through. There's like two hundred tanks they produce for various manufacturers, just want to make sure you looked at all the options. Another (albeit odd) option...
  337. Spokaloo

    Wide Load Permits

    We get annual variances from the state for apparatus, I'd be curious if you can get one for the boat... Just wanted to throw in there that the fees you pay for oversize load permits goes to pay for road projects and improvements, not general fund dollars. E
  338. Spokaloo

    Hali/tuna reel opinions?

    Avet MXL 6/3 does just fine at the SW corner and will drag them up quick. Of course I'm a lazy asshole so I put my LX or JX on there so I can just tractor them up. The JX might be the ideal combination if you're only going after deep water flatties, otherwise the MXL is probably my favorite in...
  339. Spokaloo

    Ok Boys need your input New shop Stoage

    Two words Charlie: Bridge Crane. I'd put one in as soon as possible. Fixed is cheaper, but a roller isn't a bad thing. You can get your boat off the trailer inside the shop with the right sized one, you can pull a motor off, or just go out there and pick up heavy shit for fun. Pretty fond of...
  340. Spokaloo

    Rigid Enclosure Build

    Keep it covered ALL THE TIME you aren't in the boat and running. UV stability isn't amazing in acrylics, and it will yellow/craze with too much sun. Even the supposedly stabilized stuff needs to be protected. As above, be meticulous about how you clean it, scratches suck. E
  341. Spokaloo

    Moeller fuel tank *NEW*

    Glad you found that stuff Ry, hard for me to get it while I'm on shift (middle of a 72 hour shift). I do still have it available. I'd like to not have it in the near future, so let's get something going. E
  342. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Piece of cake... E
  343. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    So here's a somewhat out-of-sequence update. Because of time of year, the upholstery shops are working cheap, so I decided to get the ball rolling on upholstery before I get the fairing and paint done. General shapes are already set, no interior structure is going to change, so it was time to...
  344. Spokaloo

    Another little upgrade for the World Cat

    That reminds me, I'll have some 1/2" and some 1/4" HDPE (what starboard is made of) scrap left over from my boat project for making knife and tool holders if you want it. E
  345. Spokaloo

    Moeller fuel tank *NEW*

    Make me an offer, I'm sick of tripping over this thing. E
  346. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Quite a few boat manufacturers leave that joint raw. You can shroud it with steps, carpet it, or do what I'm doing. Uniflite used spatter paint on all their boats, so I'm going to stay original to that. Hides all that stuff really well, at least visually. And you could do it over your bedliner...
  347. Spokaloo

    Well since I am experienced at this and the Goat keeps talking about

    Looks like the CR at buoy 10 during salmon season... E
  348. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Make sure to put a cover/shroud over your positive power bus. That's a really common cause of shipboard fires (arcing from foreign metal parts). Better safe then swimming. E
  349. Spokaloo

    Prop optimization

    As long as you can hit that same 5500-5700 range with all your crew and ice, headed out for tuna, you're good to go. E
  350. Spokaloo

    BD on 4g, but not wifi

    There are root issues with BD. I have a bit of a hotrod laptop, and this site is the only one I have any issues with, ever. E
  351. Spokaloo

    Prop optimization

    What was your loading with that WOT and what was the weather? E
  352. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Don't be shy about making new holes and filling old ones. Less turbulence is better for 'ducers, but I think you'll be okay with what you have. I run scoop strainers on my intakes because they keep crap out of the systems fed by them. Make sure you use big, solid, bronze seacocks on EVERY...
  353. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Believe me, the little scobies in the paint will completely drop from your view after the first year of use. The roof isn't looked at every day, and isn't that big of a deal because of the beating it gets from weather and sun. I could never use black like that over here, that cabin would be a...
  354. Spokaloo

    Trailer Bunk Carpet Selection

    If you do go with carpet, check out Raptor brand nails and staples. Nonmetallic, plastic fasteners with the same holding power. Non-marring to hulls, and never will rust or corrode. I'd still go with plastic glides on your bunks, but the Raptors will save you the normal grief of carpeted...
  355. Spokaloo

    Trailer Bunk Carpet Selection

    If you do go with carpet, check out Raptor brand nails and staples. Nonmetallic, plastic fasteners with the same holding power. Non-marring to hulls, and never will rust or corrode. I'd still go with plastic glides on your bunks, but the Raptors will save you the normal grief of carpeted...
  356. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Roll and tip takes a little practice, but you can get better results with less paint than spraying. Wet your shop floor down before you start, it helps a ton on shit getting stuck in your paint. E
  357. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Now you're in the home stretch! E
  358. Spokaloo

    Spokane delivery

    Tell Mark my driveway is open and he is welcome to take the skiff out to catch some trout if he wants. Just have him give me a buzz or PM. E
  359. Spokaloo

    Spokane delivery

    I'm out of state for a conference then, otherwise I'd try to hook you up. Looks like I may be dragging the boat over the hill in a month or two for some pipe bending, gotta get the upholstery guys lined up and seal everything in wood-wise before delivery though. Does the puppy need to be...
  360. Spokaloo

    2007 Defiance Admiral 250 in FL. Asking ~$45k

    John, look at Palmer Marine. Bo's dad and the family have a big footprint out there, including being the builders of Shamrock for some time. E
  361. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    That primer sticks to wet dirt, so I'm sure you're good to go. You can even use it without the second part if you want, it's just softer. I've used 1 part poly, 2 part LPU, oil alkyd, modified alkyd, acrylic, and barn paints on that primer, and all of it stuck tenaciously. Good stuff, and it...
  362. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    First things first. Anyone complaining about plywood in boats needs to look *closely* at this photo: You can see the new ply core in the fibertech I built the decks with. Below it is the plywood coring of the old toe rail on the original boat. 100% solid, not soft, perfectly dry. Wood isn't...
  363. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Shit I'm 30 minutes from Spokane, what's the big dif? E
  364. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Meh, still pretty damn close. All that shit's just suburbs to us dry-landers anyways... E
  365. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/ They're in B-ham. E
  366. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Yup, you're f*cked. That stuff is reactive to amines, and it will not stick to epoxies over time. Gotta read those labels really closely, they sneak that shit in on you. I've got a gallon of it sitting here, rotting, because I can't use it. Sorry for the bad luck on that one. System Three...
  367. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    What primer did you use? There's a family of primers that react to epoxies, I made that mistake in the past once, thinking I could get away with it on post-cured epoxy. Moral of the story, it doesn't stick. Check your labeling, it will say whether or not it is suitable for use on epoxy. E
  368. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Is it perfectly hard or is it a little gummy? Unless it is as hard as the substrate around it, grind it out. E
  369. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Fairing never ends. EVER. E
  370. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Brian, you can work on my boat anytime man. Nice handiwork there. E
  371. Spokaloo

    Moeller fuel tank *NEW*

    Bump. This thing is in the shop and needs to go. BRAND NEW TANK! E
  372. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    It's relentless. Did another 2 hours of sanding today and pulled a bunch more filler. I didn't take photos because those are almost as boring as doing the fairing. Ready to start rigging her, but stuck getting it silky smooth... E
  373. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Go to this post: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/uniflite-frankenpup.459540/page-7#post-3152558 There you can see what the technique is for holes like that. This is going to be bomb-proof as repairs go, and will only cost you an hour or two of labor. This is the manual that will...
  374. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Epoxy shrinks less, but plasticizes more in heat, so it's not a whole lot better. Glass is what imparts strength, resins hold it in place. E
  375. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Fairing mud is for fairing out structural repairs so they aren't visible. The structural repair for a hole like that is grinding it out, laying in same weight/thickness of glass, grind flat, then fair smooth. It should hold in the hole, but that much mud, stuck together without glass, tends to...
  376. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Fair warning on a mud-only fill on that. They will print through and you will see where the hole was once the repair spot gets hot in the sun a few times. Not a major structural issue, but it will be visibly obvious. E
  377. Spokaloo

    New director for WDFW announced

    To my eye, from the sagey side of the hill, is this dude will be keyed in to terrestrial issues. He's also an MSU alum (I did some time there), which just reinforces that. Someone with that background, taking the helm of an agency with arguably some of the most complex coastal areas in the...
  378. Spokaloo

    God Damned Duck Fans

    ((((((((((O)))))))))) E
  379. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    If I had your money Laurence, I'd have less patience! E
  380. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Yeah, the Carolina boats all have that, and it looks sweet... for a while. It's gotta be supported really well and the joinerwork needs to be spot-on otherwise d-bag people will nitpick your work every day. If you do it, go with a HARD wood. VG and CVG fir are soft, and will wear down in the...
  381. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    I am digging how that's coming together! You'll pay your dues on that easy foam assembly when it comes time to fair out the glass that goes on it... Also make sure your new sole height and that fuel nipple on the tank don't cause a kink or too tight of a bend, little stuff like that can bite...
  382. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    This is what 8 hours of work with the longboard and the sanders looks like: This is a particularly uninteresting time, not only for those watching a thread like this, but also for the guy running the sandpaper devices. Fairing is a special sort of misery. Hand sanded the roundovers...
  383. Spokaloo

    Anyone retired, looking for a side job, own a truck?

    Dang, people are all over! I need a T-top moved from Racine, Wisconsin to Spokane. Maybe whomever does this trip could make a loop of it! E
  384. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    When I painted Tailgunner, I did all the same shit you're doing now. Here's how I finalized: If I need the USCG to find me, what's the best way to accomplish that with the paint? I settled on RED bottom paint, RED topside paint, an off-white cabin, and RED on the cabin coaming. The only...
  385. Spokaloo

    A bit more reasonably priced Cat

    His back is all dicked up again, so he's bored... E
  386. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Yeah Jacques and Joel sell good stuff, you're good to go there. Glass is all about the right fabric for the job. It's never fun, but it sure is easy... E
  387. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Man I hope that mat was made for epoxy. Some of them have a binder in the matting that requires styrene based resins to dissolve the binder in wet-out. Epoxy just flat won't wet it, while there are some other fabrics that have an epoxy tolerant version that wets out ok. Otherwise the work...
  388. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Sands well and is quick, but also absorbs water like a mo-fo! Be SURE you coat that stuff well with epoxy and glass before it gets painted. If water gets anywhere near it, it's gonna bubble the material over and around it. So the trick to doing your holes with no backing is to dish them out as...
  389. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Keep your cord short and you should be OK E
  390. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    I use the 1.5kW heaters to heat the material up to temp. It's about the best you can do, heating up the surface and letting it cure the material on it. E
  391. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    That window opens up tremendously with good CPR, and I can tell you with firsthand knowledge that electricity applied over 30 minutes after the person collapsed still works, as long as good CPR was initiated promptly. E
  392. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Nice job getting those feet bedded on the tank. E
  393. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Shoot for temps at 60 or above to get the goo to kick. I use epoxy as the clear base coat under the S3 LPU, gives a beautiful, deep, rich color that doesn't fall apart or require sanding nearly as much as varnish. E
  394. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    I'm a huge fan of using System 3 LPU for clear finishes currently. It's clear, doesn't yellow, has great UV protection, and is actually a 2 part crosslinked LPU, so it is as tough as a car's paint. Plus you can lay down coats every 2 hours and get all the finish done without sanding in one day. E
  395. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    3 laminated 3/8" panels for the windshield, their top quality stuff because I didn't want a wave to punch out the front windows. 2 large sliders on the sides 1/4" tempered. My side windows were huge, so the cost of your sides should be ballpark what my sides cost. Give them a buzz, they can be...
  396. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Frank, have that outfit I told you about bid it. I paid a grand for ALL of my windows from them, they undersold by like 40% the outfits around here. E
  397. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Ugly or not, you'll be comfortable. E
  398. Spokaloo

    Long range winter forecast [to ski or fish]

    12" at 49° North, brush and shit sticking up everywhere. Been really warm over here, and now that there's at least a modicum of snow, it's going to be colder than a well digger's ass all week with no snow in the forecast. El Nino..... E
  399. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    I'd be really, really certain of my NEW waterline after all the work is done. You don't want to have your sole an inch above the waterline when it turns out she trims down by the stern more than originally planned. What's your target cockpit depth? 22" is quite common, 26" is really comfortable...
  400. Spokaloo

    12 inch Port and Starboard Struts

    Damn, I'd have snapped those struts up in a heartbeat if I didn't steal one off the Malibu when I pulled the motor out of that. Those are nice pieces. Find out if they are Glenwoods, and if so, get all the measurements. That will help buyers figure out if they're the right strut for their...
  401. Spokaloo

    Thru-hull transducer installation question/opinion

    Here's an alternative to consider: Bugger in an entirely NEW hole on the other side of the boat, or wherever you have the best access to drop in the new 'ducer. Then find a bronze seacock that fits the old 'ducer hole, and plumb in your baitwell/washdown/slush tank through that seacock. You...
  402. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Those will work. I like to use 36/40 on the gelcoat just because I don't want it to take too long. The MDO just needs to be roughed up. E
  403. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Just light glass on the sides, thicker/more layers at the joints. It will be light and require the same maintenance as the rest of the fiberglass on the boat. E
  404. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Glass starts and ends where you do it. With the ply sides, I'd glass it in all the areas that won't be windows, and bring the glass down onto the sides of the existing boat. Yeah, messy, but it's going to be maintenance free if there's no exposed wood. Lay out your windows roughly, and glass all...
  405. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Same place that has epoxy has fiberglass, boatbuildercentral.com . It's good quality glass compared to some other stuff I've picked up in the past. I know Fiberlay has distribution over there, but they are always so much more expensive. If you stumble into a place that has good prices, I'd love...
  406. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    What you're doing will work just fine, just make sure the seam is well bedded because you can get rot inside the little nooks. I'm a fan, on projects like this, of grinding out big area and glassing down the entire side and fairing it in so it looks factory. A big, fat fillet of thickened...
  407. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Pay the extra few bucks for marine ply in this instance. Also, given what you have in there, and what's left, pre-glassing the plywood on the inner sides will prevent later rot issues. Encapsulated wood is happy wood. Just leave the side that will be glassed to the hull raw and wrap the whole...
  408. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Frank, how's the attachment going to work between the cabin and the sides of the existing boat? E
  409. Spokaloo

    Coos Bay - tell me what you know?

    If you can knock down more than $70k you'd be cutting a fat hog in that town. Most of the jobs are in the $30k-$50k range so housing falls in that neighborhood too. E
  410. Spokaloo

    Coos Bay - tell me what you know?

    It is a small, isolated place. It's wetter and grayer than Seattle, and gets some really horrendous windstorms from year to year. If you travel domestically or internationally by air, it's a bit of a pain in the ass because you're hubbed to PDX, neither a short drive nor cheap to get to by...
  411. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I like to grind with 36 or 40 grit, grinds fast and gets the work done. Leaves a big ass tooth for the goop to stick to for a deep mechanical bond. Polyester is great for laminating. It's a shit glue. Vinylester is a mediocre glue, good laminating resin, and behaves well. Epoxy is a fantastic...
  412. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    King County applied the same research to their system just after we did, so they apparently caught up and surpassed us. If we could get their funding, which means their staffing levels, we could be back on top again. I wish we had published research on our rate so I could post it here, but...
  413. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Hah you made that bed Brian. You could have just kept the Uni... E
  414. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Speaking of terrible ideas, never create inside radii that require fairing. What a pain. The interior is actually starting to look boat-like at this point, if you can believe that. Fairing compound, first big pull on all the tape. For those that have done this, you know how much joy is...
  415. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Some of the things they did in this boat are a fucking mystery to me... If you want to do it so that everything is equal on both sides, I'd lean towards getting some thin Coosa board, glassing that in place, then pour foam in to core it, and wrap the whole damn thing in glass to get the...
  416. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Looks nice. Make sure to get them to note that it was pressure tested to 3psi, in the event there are later issues. E
  417. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    I think I used 3/8" for mine, two layers, glued with epoxy. You can also do 1/8" door skins with a foam core, with a little glass on the exterior too. E
  418. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Until the roof is built, it's still possible. E
  419. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    If you look at how I did the Tailgunner roof, there's NO supports in it. If you laminate the top out of two layers, or two layers and a foam core, it doesn't need any framing at all, nothing to bash a head on or worry about rotting (poplar is rot prone). With one sided MDO you can glue the wood...
  420. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    A decent curve on your roof do two things. One, they shed water fast, and mostly at the corners. Second, the walkway has the highest headroom, the sides are a little lower for windage, the cabin is lighter, and the curves are much stiffer, so they require minimal framing. E
  421. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    http://www.stagboatworks.com/?page_id=374 How I did mine... E
  422. Spokaloo

    Looking for a fly tyer

    I also didn't see the link. A typical custom fly tier would be around $3-$5 PER FLY! Think about it, if you have to take 15 minutes to tie one, 4 an hour, that's $12 for time and materials per hour. Your link is less than $4 an hour. Who's going to work for that other than 7 year old Chinese...
  423. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Wow, consider your ass saved on that one! I didn't even consider that you were making the thing square... If you do the S3 paints, go with the WR-LPU. Pettit's Easypoxy is the twin sister of Interlux Brightsides, just your typical 1 part marine. No real difference there, chevy/ford in my...
  424. Spokaloo

    Looking for a fly tyer

    Nick, have an acquaintance that has a fly tying business, and his flies absolutely kill the triploids and rainbows over here on the dry side of the state. That said, it's past bedtime. Let me know if you are in need and I'll try to bug him tomorrow. E
  425. Spokaloo

    Buying two 225 hp outboards in Bellingham and Jack plate or no?

    Come buy my tank, return it to Worst Marine without a receipt, and they will take the retail price off your new tank's price as in store credit! E
  426. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    Awlgrip can be sprayed, but it is dangerous stuff due to the VOC's. I won't even roll and tip it in my shop because of how nasty it is. Interlux is my go-to because it tips down so well. People spray it, but not my cup of tea. Requires sanding and cleaning between each coat. System 3 LPU was...
  427. Spokaloo

    Buying two 225 hp outboards in Bellingham and Jack plate or no?

    Don't screw with jackplates, those aren't suited to what you're doing. If they were, every CC with 4 outboards in Florida would have them. I have a port side tapered Moeller tank here that I'm not using in my project. I'll sell it to you for half the retail price, never been used, never been...
  428. Spokaloo

    More work on the old Skipjack

    MDO, good thinking! I love that shit. I use the System 3 primer and WR-LPU on it and not only does it stick tenaciously, but it isn't super glossy so the eye looks more at shapes and less at finish. Perfect match for MDO so you don't have to screw with making it mirror smooth. E
  429. Spokaloo

    commercial Singer Sewing machine (Canvas & leather)

    Trying to get more information on it. Wife says it might work for her business too ( lexiloujewels.com ). Do you have any literature at all that came with it? Google has pretty limited info on the 2 model. Also trying to find comparables, but interested. E
  430. Spokaloo

    commercial Singer Sewing machine (Canvas & leather)

    How was it learning to do upholstery work? I need to do a TON in the FrankenPup, and considering buying a machine and learning the skill rather than spend a few thousand bucks to have someone else do it. My family is in Salem, so delivery isn't an issue. E
  431. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Now you can see how sweet that Uniflite was from a construction perspective. Also, now you see why I bitch incessantly about production boats and how substandard their workmanship can be. It's appalling sometimes. If you need some material, I could probably try to hook you up with some...
  432. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Got a shipment from Great Lakes Skipper, so did a little bit of fiddly work in prep. Picked up some good sized bus bars for power distribution and grounding. Yeah the image is sideways, deal with it. Doing a little fitting, this is the planned layout of the console. That's a 13" wheel, in...
  433. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Got a shipment from Great Lakes Skipper, so did a little bit of fiddly work in prep. Picked up some good sized bus bars for power distribution and grounding. Yeah the image is sideways, deal with it. Doing a little fitting, this is the planned layout of the console. That's a 13" wheel, in...
  434. Spokaloo

    Sick ass Boat for sale...

    From 400 miles away, I'd try to keep it under $5k and really, if there's no hardware to speak of, or rigging (steering, cables, etc), the lower the better. $2k would be a good deal. E
  435. Spokaloo

    Any recommendations on quality fiberglass work in the snohomish/skagit areas?

    It's stupidly easy guys. Seriously consider DIY, both of your projects are doable in a weekend or two, even with gelcoat matching and buffing it in. http://www.westsystem.com/ss/use-guides/ E
  436. Spokaloo

    Sick ass Boat for sale...

    If he would stop thinking he's going to profit big on a pair of haggard CC's, there's potential. Get those boats for what they're actually worth, and build a center pilothouse on it. Would be a sick boat if done right. This is what I'd do with it, and it'd be a mac daddy boat for the PNW: E
  437. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    I'd have to bug the MPD to get it exactly, but if I can remember at 10 at night, I believe our arrest saves walking out under their own power from VF was 54%. You are more likely to survive ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in Spokane than to die from it. E
  438. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Perko has some fills that are fill and vent in one part. Those are what I use, because it reduces thru-hulls, and overfills run back into the tank fill rather than overboard. They are USCG certified for use, so no issues there. Fill aft and outboard, vent forward and inboard if you're making...
  439. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Excavators? You cheating asshole... E
  440. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Minus some very cold weather drifting through, the shop was occupied and work got done. Laid down some neat epoxy to make a more uniform base to fair over. Plus I can sand a little further below the fairing mud and not mess up the tape. Stuck down the forward seat box/base where the...
  441. Spokaloo

    F'ing dumbasses in our govt...

    Another reason why I hate the initiative process. Never seen one worth a shit, no matter which political direction it lays. Eyeman fucks this state up just as much as the people that wrote 594 did because they're all assholes thinking they can out-write lawmakers who do this shit for a living. E
  442. Spokaloo

    Buy the boat they said, Getting gear'd up bitches!

    Hey man, you'll get used to it. The first summer is the hardest, after that you'll be fine. E
  443. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    Spokane FD. Best save rates in the nation for intact, walking out of the hospital patients with heart attacks. Seattle is #2. Bitches... E
  444. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    Ahh, well have both, then get your ass back up here, we're testing in a year. E
  445. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    Interesting choice. Good luck down there, hope it goes well. Bachelors degrees are nice to have if you want to move into administrative positions later in your career. Good earnings potential! E
  446. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    COCC in Oregon. Everything down there is minimum 2 year degree and NREMT-P based. Moved to Washington for this job and switched to OTEP, which is a big change. Luckily we have massive support from our hospitals here and they provide training and research opportunities outside the normal medic...
  447. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    Ehh, it really sucks, and you're gonna want to be hydrated and fueled up, but two guys can get the job done. Never let something like that prevent you from going hands on. ANYTHING is better than nothing. E
  448. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    This is one of the fears of the AHA, and severely hampers survivability of those in need. I can tell you firsthand, it's actually quite difficult to hurt someone doing CPR. Why? Because, quite frankly, you can't make them worse than dead. I've broken people's ribs doing CPR, broken a sternum or...
  449. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    AHA does NOT require certification for CPR training anymore (though I remain a certified instructor currently for health care providers) when teaching layperson CPR. They want people to take anything they can get, because any CPR is better than none. First Aid classes are out there that can...
  450. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    Hah, me too!
  451. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    You choose. Zero chance of survival with no trained provider in your boat, or a chance with a crew trained in how to keep blood moving from heart to lung to brain to heart... Survival rates are not predictable statistically because of the small set of patients who experience onset of symptoms...
  452. Spokaloo

    A.E.D

    AED's can save a life, no question. Deployment is the issue, and doing so at sea is challenging. I'd offer another idea; If the same number of people wanted to put in some cash, I/we can put together a class on the new AHA CPR protocols. I'd throw in some of the research and improvement we've...
  453. Spokaloo

    rebuilding a trailer?

    45' tank at Seattle Galvanizing. That'll do! E
  454. Spokaloo

    rebuilding a trailer?

    The hard thing is I don't know of anyone around here with a tank longer than 30 feet. Is there someone on the west side with a hot tank that size? Might be a tipping point for your decision. My understanding is EZ Loader has a monster tank somewhere else, and that's where they bathe the big...
  455. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    You're talking about the difference of 300lbs of weight, which is significant. I'd be hesitant to put that much tankage in the boat unless you were consistently planning on using it. Range extension would be better suited to getting an ATL soft tank for long leg days, then rolled up and safely...
  456. Spokaloo

    Stud vs studless

    I don't know if it's street cred worthy or not, but I live in the 'Kan, formerly Hood River, formerly Bend, formerly Bozeman. My car (2002 Passat) has studded snows on it. If I ever replace them, they'll be a studless tire. In an average winter here, we will have shit roads for 4 months, and...
  457. Spokaloo

    Replace trailer bunks??

    Primer and carpet won't barrier an aluminum boat. You need plastic in there at a bare minimum. I'd skip PT for metal boats. Best advice out there. Nailed it. Up here, we get HemFir graded to 2+ and often it is the bottom of that grade scale with high knot content. If you get some of that...
  458. Spokaloo

    "Bamf"izing the osprey

    Ok I just went through this process, so I'll give you the tidbits I got. Tank construction, per the guys I use, requires that your tabs are a lesser gauge than your tank walls. Intent of this is if you have either a fatigue failure, a hard strike failure, or a crack forming in the tab, the...
  459. Spokaloo

    Replace trailer bunks??

    That's a good way to cause corrosion issues on aluminum boats up here, so you need to know your region before you make blanket statements like that. Pressure treated bunks are more brittle, a lower grade of lumber, have a huge number of perforations that further weaken the board, and generally...
  460. Spokaloo

    Replace trailer bunks??

    On my trailer I have rollers currently, so my plan is to go with 2x6 bunks on the flat. 4 total bunks, and leave the pivots just tight, but not cinched, so they can move a little. Ran this on another trailer, and it was really nice how the bunks could move. It'll be interesting to see how it all...
  461. Spokaloo

    Replace trailer bunks??

    I do mine, and will be doing a set soon for my other trailer. Doing your own with lumber is inexpensive, easy to do, and wood is the most resilient (fatigue resistant) of materials to use. If one went through enough effort to prevent rot in the long term, wood bunks would be more popular. As it...
  462. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I'll have to check those out Bob. Vance, I'm a ho, through and through. Everyone is always having issues getting solid crew, so might as well fill those spots rather than put another boat in the parking lot that is the SW corner... E
  463. Spokaloo

    What do you call this thingamajig and where do you buy them?

    Bob, if there's any that will fit 1/2"-5/8" plywood, I'd be interested. E
  464. Spokaloo

    Oldschool's progress

    You know, for as much as you bitched about fiberglass work there at the end of your project, you sure are jumping back in fast at the end of the season! Glad to see her developing, it's only gonna be a better boat. E
  465. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Did a few weeks of Honey-Do stuff, fixed a ton of lighting, made the house more energy efficient, readied everything for winter. First time in a couple months, ran out to the shop while SWMBO and the Boy went to tumbling class and he napped. Grinders were run, fiberglass was laid. Inside the...
  466. Spokaloo

    Stable small skiff?

    Built my hull for Six Hunnert Bucks ( $600 ), I dare you to find a skiff hull worth a shit for that price. E
  467. Spokaloo

    Stable small skiff?

    Old Wharf Dory's Lumberyard Skiff. Here's the build on my website: http://www.stagboatworks.com/?p=225 The bottom link on that page shows how poorly I take care of the thing, and it's still doing great. E
  468. Spokaloo

    Stable small skiff?

    Josh, any chance you'd build it yourself? My work skiff is ridiculously versatile, and I built it in 3 weeks for $600 in materials. There's a bigger version of it that the 40 would go on nicely. Use the shit out of it, and you'll be able to build 3 of them for what you'll be in another skiff...
  469. Spokaloo

    Avet questions/suggestions

    SX is my seabass, salmon (when someone feels like we HAVE to fish for those things...), and live bait tuna reel. MXL 6/3 for lings and albacore jigging or bait. E
  470. Spokaloo

    Long range winter forecast [to ski or fish]

    Meh, Colorado/Utah/Wyoming snow was fun from time to time, but it was total shit between storms. I'll take Cascade Concrete any day of the week, because I like skiing into July, and have storm cycles that last weeks when the Jet Stream sets up juuuuust right. E
  471. Spokaloo

    Buy the boat they said, Getting gear'd up bitches!

    Todd, sell something at the house. You're balls deep in it already, just find a way to put the autopilot in while everything's still out and available. You won't regret the decision. E
  472. Spokaloo

    Long range winter forecast [to ski or fish]

    Hit me up when it gets a little closer. I patrolled there before I moved over here to the 'kan. Split board isn't entirely necessary for the Hoodie goods, because almost all of it is lift served. There's a few spots you're gonna be boot packing, but touring isn't necessary on the volcano...
  473. Spokaloo

    Long range winter forecast [to ski or fish]

    Let's do a hill swap. I'll come down and you can show me around Baker (fun hill, barely scratched the surface of it), and in exchange I'll show you around either Red in southern BC or Mt. Hood Meadows. You a skier or a pinner? E
  474. Spokaloo

    Spend my money..... boat shopping.

    Truth is spoken here. Cockpit depth is something I've always found funny about PNW boats. People around here have a hard-on for DEEP cockpits, which is funny because everywhere else in the US, and around the world, people want to keep the ocean on the outside, and the people on the inside...
  475. Spokaloo

    Spend my money..... boat shopping.

    Ryan's 28' Uniflite with twin diesels burns 40 gallons on tuna runs, and that's a boat over 10,000lbs! Speed costs money, and man you can save a bucketload of money on a hull that's designed to run a speed, and gets run at that speed with the right power. Start looking at boats, bring back...
  476. Spokaloo

    Spend my money..... boat shopping.

    There's a few boats out there that take what you're talking about to a serious level, and have good, full walkarounds, giving sleeping quarters, but not wasting valuable desk space. Sailfish boats makes some, Shamrock made a few (inboard and IO), Mako did one with fatty walkways and a forward...
  477. Spokaloo

    Spend my money..... boat shopping.

    You'll be MUCH happier if you go through the whole design spiral and start looking at what the boat will be used most for, what it needs to be capable of, what would be nice, what isn and isn't important, and constraints. Focusing on brand is something the manufacturers like, but it doesn't...
  478. Spokaloo

    A Proper Introduction...

    Shit I RARELY tell people who I am when I'm over at the beach. 9 times out of 10 we've been fishing for half the day, or been BS'ing for a couple hours on the dock before someone will put 2 and 2 together and ask "Hey, aren't you the one that builds the boats?" Always preferred to be known by...
  479. Spokaloo

    Pukers!

    Hey, it caught quite a few fish. Maybe there's something to all you salmon dude's working so hard with 'scent' BS. E
  480. Spokaloo

    Pukers!

    For your people: GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST! 8 hours minimum. Scopace is the standard to which all other anti-nauseants are measured. Use it. Caffeine/stimulants are very helpful to those prone to seasickness. 5hr energy is an effective one. Seasickness is a function of imbalance between inner...
  481. Spokaloo

    WP 10/10 w/Offshore Ryan, Deviant and Bor, My Bro and Spoooookaloooo

    Dolphins fight like a BEAST! This I now know. E
  482. Spokaloo

    Southwest Washington builder

    Charlie, you're down near where I'm from. I've got people in the area as contacts for real estate and such if you need them. Also know of a house that's a little ways south (Salem) that's going to be selling for around $200k under value with an incredible view, right off the freeway, gated...
  483. Spokaloo

    Anybody need anything hauled to/from Cali?

    Buy a shit-ton of butterfly jigs when they go on sale and bring them up here! You'll make a few bucks and we'll save a few bucks. Everybody wins. E
  484. Spokaloo

    recommend me some gear

    Matt, I use an Avet SX to fish for pike off our dock. It works just dandy, and I can chuck a lure about a mile with it. Those things are made to cast. E
  485. Spokaloo

    CR tunage 10/10

    Yeah, Dennis has a big, heavy, gnarly battle wagon there. She's dead stable in snotty seas, and makes for more weather windows than most boats can fish. Looks like you guys really put it to them down south! E
  486. Spokaloo

    WP 10/10 w/Offshore Ryan, Deviant and Bor, My Bro and Spoooookaloooo

    Well, there was a dolphin harmed, that I can confirm.
  487. Spokaloo

    WP 10/10 w/Offshore Ryan, Deviant and Bor, My Bro and Spoooookaloooo

    New nicknames abound from that trip. Excellent crew, it was definitely a day on the water with good friends and good fishing. E
  488. Spokaloo

    Southwest Washington builder

    He will be paying income tax. Take it from this Oregonian who lives in Washington now. Same issue with Idaho's income tax. Doesn't matter where you live. Also, notable in Idaho and I believe is the same in Oregon, it doesn't matter which end of the turn you're on. Work there? Pay taxes. Live...
  489. Spokaloo

    recommend me some gear

    Avet SX works just fine for salmon. E
  490. Spokaloo

    Southwest Washington builder

    Gresham? Troutdale? Sandy? What's the new gig? E
  491. Spokaloo

    Westport Tuna Run Friday 10/10- Anybody Going

    We'll probably be about an hour ahead of you. Drifter Too is his boat. E
  492. Spokaloo

    Westport Tuna Run Friday 10/10- Anybody Going

    I'm hitching a ride with Ryan tomorrow.
  493. Spokaloo

    Tuna...no end in sight!!!

    So rather than fish that green/teal break at the 50 line you guys ran out to the teal/blue break? Makes sense. I think we're going to give it a crack inside first tomorrow. Good to know they're out on the 125 as a backup plan. E
  494. Spokaloo

    Westport Tuna Run Friday 10/10- Anybody Going

    Sounds like Kerry found them due west. Chloro shot looks like the 50 line is money. E
  495. Spokaloo

    Westport Tuna Run Friday 10/10- Anybody Going

    It's foggy here at the Holiday. Let's hope that fog comes in thick and they starve all night rather than getting full and turning off the bite in the morning. E
  496. Spokaloo

    Moeller fuel tank *NEW*

    I thought I was going with these on the sides of the deck, and went with custom aluminum instead. BRAND NEW TANK, never filled, never installed. This tank will fit on the side OR against your transom. Extra 24 gallons for the tuna runs. Designed to be below decks, so it's airtight and meets...
  497. Spokaloo

    The Fishin' Luhrs is For Sale

    Wha? And just last night I was trying to get the wife on board with getting some sort of lodging setup over in Westport so she and the kid can come over when I fish. She could go say hi to Cyndi at the shop, hang at the beach, etc. E
  498. Spokaloo

    Made in America wins again, thank you Danner

    I actually have a remarkably small penis for my size. However, it gets me off, so who gives a shit! E
  499. Spokaloo

    Made in America wins again, thank you Danner

    That's the main reason I don't wear a Danner, my foot width is the way most of you like women's tits, well over D. The last pair of Danner's I had were too tight in the toe box and crushed the ball of my foot after about 6 months, completely broken in. This is the boot I wear: Has proven to...
  500. Spokaloo

    Made in America wins again, thank you Danner

    Justin, mine have been rebuilt once in that 13 years, and I can attest, if they take care of their shit, even a guy doing ground work for a living will get 5-10 years out of each rebuild, and the uppers will probably last a lifetime. E
  501. Spokaloo

    Made in America wins again, thank you Danner

    Another brand worth considering is Nick's Boots. Built here in Spokane (actually started by a former employee of White's Boots that didn't like some of their shortcuts) by locals. Excellent service, custom boots, and they can turn out a complete rebuild in 2 weeks. 13 years in my pair, still...
  502. Spokaloo

    LED navigation light set- 3" high x 2.5" wide per light

    Perfect Tim, I'll let you know once we figure it out. Otherwise, just come by and say hi regardless! E
  503. Spokaloo

    Looking at Downgrading for Tuna.

    Bullshit! You are going to fucking die at sea in that boat! You need to move to something much saltier and much more seaworthy. You need a pilothouse for those wet slogs out to sea. A spacious work deck that a bait tank can fit on correctly. This is what you need: Built that BEAST a few...
  504. Spokaloo

    Replacing Canvas/Isenglas with Panels?

    Ryan, go talk to the other Ryan (offshore ryan) about his project. He just did a pair of side walls on his Uniflite, and it turned out very badass. Throwing a pair of sides on it is an easy job with your existing hardtop to mate to it. I have a window builder that does good work at a good price...
  505. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Badass Jeff, hope to see ya next summer sometime! Speaking of, if you guys are ever on the dry side, bring the wife and kid over. We can have a little tuna to eat, tie knives to the kids feet and they can have a death match while we sip some suds. E
  506. Spokaloo

    LED navigation light set- 3" high x 2.5" wide per light

    Make and model Pete? I might be interested, just gotta see how I'd mount them on the T-top. Hope to google up some manufacturer info. E
  507. Spokaloo

    IBEW 77 question

    It sucks, and the only people you can really talk to about this are your union Turks or your shop stewards depending on how they've got it laid out. That said, this is looking like some of the fallout from budgets finally coming back together after the 2008 crash and the narrow banding...
  508. Spokaloo

    Tuna wide open

    You're shitting me right? Today is my birthday, so now you're stealing 100% of my name AND my fucking birthday? Alright, that's fair. Let's go fishing... E
  509. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Justin, it sucked, but that boat literally just sat in my shop eating up space 355 days a year, fished 10, and sat there looking at me the whole time. She needed to be fished daily, and as I understand it, the new owner will be keeping her salty and busy. As for this boat, it's gonna get the...
  510. Spokaloo

    Salt Water VS Aluminum Boats

    I think I might just print that post out and plaster that shit on the wall of my shop. That way, every SOB that comes in and talks about the no-maintenance aluminum boat can get the finger at the wall from me, read that, and realize that ALL BOATS REQUIRE MAINTENANCE! Thanks for putting up...
  511. Spokaloo

    Tuna wide open

    Damn trip to Oregon killed me, I sat looking at the ocean for 5 days with nary a boat in sight. Looks like Erica is getting some serious killing done this year! When's the next one? E
  512. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Tim, keep your voice down! My wife can't know that this boat is able to fish. Also, the bait tank is in the back of Laurence's boat, Goat's boat, Ray's boat... E
  513. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    This will be pic heavy... Large hole in the console, this is for access to the internals without having to mess with building in an opening part on top or in the seat back (read: more water tight). Opened the sole over the mechanicals at the transom. This will be closed with an Armstrong...
  514. Spokaloo

    Not too big, not too small Defiance is trying to satisfy Goldilocks

    Yup, Tilt-Shift. Fun trick on lots of stuff, you'd have to have a helo or a drone to shoot it over a bait stop, but it'd be worth trying. E
  515. Spokaloo

    How High to Mount Rocket Launchers??

    My boat was rigged with the shortest rod holder 6'9" off the floor. Never hit my head once. Make it for you. E
  516. Spokaloo

    Anyone coming to the 'kan?

    Just talked with Vance, he and the box of love and mystery are many miles apart for the rest of the weekend. Thanks Josh, it'll have to work out sometime next week if anyone's making it over the hill. Also, what the hell is that guy thinking driving from Colville to Bremerton?! That's a drive! E
  517. Spokaloo

    Hope none of you have an osprey or a sea sport on order..

    To be honest, most companies don't recover from catastrophic fires. No matter how much you are insured for, it's a year before you're back to full production. No income, huge outlay, good employees leave to get paying jobs, molds may have been damaged. Soonest they could get back in production...
  518. Spokaloo

    Anyone coming to the 'kan?

    Vance has it. If we can get your guy and Vance together, we may have a winner Josh! Thanks man, just let me know what we need to do to make it happen. E
  519. Spokaloo

    Anyone coming to the 'kan?

    Well, I can't get over this weekend to fish (working all 48 hours of it), so if anyone happens to be coming over here before the 23rd of September I'll cover some gas expense if you're willing to drop the magic box off in Spokane. Also, if anyone's heading down toward Salem, OR, I have a spot...
  520. Spokaloo

    Tuna Run, Monday 9/16/14, Ilwaco or WP?

    Bait dock is easy Ethanol free fuel not sure for retail guys (I get it from Pacific Pride) Jesse's for ice, but you either need to bring the boat to the shop and they haul a tote to you, or roll the dice in the water with the half tote on the crane. They're reluctant to give it to you that...
  521. Spokaloo

    Spendy Albacore

    Mike, that's probably true for the guys over there, I suppose I should be more clear. For me, from Spokane, I can't pencil out a trout trip to the coast after all expenses are accounted for, not including the 12-14 hours of drive time. E
  522. Spokaloo

    Spendy Albacore

    Had a boat, too many guys need crew to reasonably own one for me. Also I have 3 power boats at home, two are over 20' long. I spend plenty on that, don't you worry... Just saying, the cost per pound of tuna is shockingly better against angling-related expenses than chasing those damn shiny fish...
  523. Spokaloo

    Spendy Albacore

    Last trip out, $150 boat/ice/bait expenses. $90 lodging (most I've ever spent), $60 food, car fuel was free (complicated but it's free). Expenses: $300 Caught many, returned with 5. Averaged 8lbs of loins off 25lb fish, for 40lbs of total meat. 40# x $18 = $720 Ehhh, I think I'm ahead... E
  524. Spokaloo

    Looking into getting scopace compounded

    Tuck, I just like to freak out new boat mates by puking on the lure I'm tying up. It's part of my charm. E
  525. Spokaloo

    Salmon: So easy a world cat can do it.

    I'm working on it Andy, but pretty busy annoying Laurence on this thread and spending $23M on fire trucks this month. E
  526. Spokaloo

    Salmon: So easy a world cat can do it.

    Steve, word on the street is he's bringing the WC over the hill this year to get in on our late season smallmouth bass fishery... E
  527. Spokaloo

    Looking into getting scopace compounded

    Promethazine (Phenergan) is a decent anti-emetic, but it wasn't really designed for motion sickness, and isn't effective at it. Your doctor will recommend Ondanestron (Zofran) as the current replacement. If you remember the last time I puked on your boat, I was testing Zofran alone without...
  528. Spokaloo

    Salmon: So easy a world cat can do it.

    WTF man, everyone knows you only get the biggest ones on corn and marshmallows... E
  529. Spokaloo

    Kodak TUNA EXcursion Friday

    Patrick's on it here. Have TONS of chum, they stayed with the boat much better with lots of chunk and dead bait. Iron peeled as many out as bait did in the chum slick a few days ago. E
  530. Spokaloo

    New Deviant?

    Jim's boat is pretty sweet too. That 20mph cruise will be so silky smooth that everyone will arrive at the grounds rested and ready. Some happy anglers and people that can produce big numbers when the opportunity strikes. Should be sweet! E
  531. Spokaloo

    Anyone coming to the 'kan?

    Sounds good Gents, thanks for the solid response. I'll let it ride for now, on the off chance some September/October tuna trips present themselves. Will be in Oregon the 24th-29th, but should be able to work something out with one of you at the end of the month if I don't get a ride out to...
  532. Spokaloo

    Anyone coming to the 'kan?

    I'm an idiot and managed to leave my tackle/ditch box at camp rather than in my car. Luckily a good samaritan has taken it in and is offering a safe home for the time being. Anyone coming over the hill that might be willing to bring it home? No rush, and I'll meet you anywhere that's...
  533. Spokaloo

    WP Grocery Store

    Saves me a stop in Oly to get food on my way through. Glad to see something happening. E
  534. Spokaloo

    Anyone out Saturday?

    My two main rides are out for Saturday, anyone short for crew? E
  535. Spokaloo

    Naming the Defiance

    Three-Fingered Jack Brokentop Coffin Mountain Hoodoo Santiam All of those ought to ring a bell for her, and have legit boat name cred. E
  536. Spokaloo

    2012 Defiance 220EX aka "Deviant"

    The new boat is definitely not a Defiance, and is quite badass. E
  537. Spokaloo

    Wp tuna Sunday

    Garrett, don't get your feelers hurt, I was just funnin' with ya man. E
  538. Spokaloo

    Off shore boat 2500 obo

    Twin diesels... E
  539. Spokaloo

    Wp tuna Sunday

    It's the old story, "I'm tougher because I don't get seasick!" You fucking pussies couldn't fish while vomiting. We can. Deal with it E
  540. Spokaloo

    Kind of a honeymoon. For me anyway!

    Cousin just knocked down 7 yellowfin and a yellowtail on a 3/4 day 2 weeks ago. Supposedly some of the best so-cal fishing in many years, so go get 'um! E
  541. Spokaloo

    Wp tuna Sunday

    It's a good thing you have that kitty, sounds like an ass kicker of an ocean. Pretty sweet conversion numbers for so much wind, impressive! E
  542. Spokaloo

    Rolling for tuna Sunday (10aug)

    Hey if they blew the forecast it could be nice, but sustained 20kts+ forecast in the evening and through the following day sounds like a gamble. Then again, you live less than 2 hours from the beach, who cares, right? E
  543. Spokaloo

    Rolling for tuna Sunday (10aug)

    Inside the 125 sounds much better than outside, the wind models sure aren't very consistent for this week... E
  544. Spokaloo

    Bait stops

    It's a little bit of a gamble, but try throwing HEAVY on your first brail. I mean as many as will fit in the damn net. Laurence can attest to this at the end of our last trip, it's sorta strange how you can make fish materialize out of nowhere with enough bait. E
  545. Spokaloo

    Boat trailer

    You can get EZ Loaders factory direct over here in the 'kan. E
  546. Spokaloo

    Give me my 1/8 !

    Matt gets the award for trolling up the most biters! E
  547. Spokaloo

    Quan's New Ride

    Do NOT, under any circumstances, cut your signal cable on the radar. They are sensitive as all hell, and you will have issues if you try to put it back together. Best bet is to just get a shorter cable, but it really doesn't matter if you have a big loop of it somewhere in a compartment. E
  548. Spokaloo

    Tuna run Tues (8/5)??

    Looks like a mixed swell too. Nothing like trying to work in a washing machine. E
  549. Spokaloo

    Back in the saddle again...riding a cat (pic heavy)

    Sack that piece of plastic/isinglass in front of the helm altogether. Best option is to have a 2pc windshield fabbed up inside the T-top, but that's expensive/challenging. The cheaper alternative that I'm planning on is a windshield that stands on the console, framed in aluminum, that will have...
  550. Spokaloo

    2012 Defiance 220EX aka "Deviant"

    Larry, two-foot-itis is a nasty fucking disease. Or in Tim's case, 8-foot-itis... E
  551. Spokaloo

    Back in the saddle again...riding a cat (pic heavy)

    Jason, you're gonna love that boat. Talk with Steve about putting together a T-top for you (or a K top that attaches only to the console) and have a canvas shop adapt the existing fabric to a T-top style application. Best of both worlds, just ask Laurence. E
  552. Spokaloo

    2012 Defiance 220EX aka "Deviant"

    Well, I'll take it that she turned out nice and didn't smoke too much :jig: E
  553. Spokaloo

    I need a graphic designer.

    Kerry, if that doesn't work out, hit me up. Wife's a web designer/graphic designer. E
  554. Spokaloo

    Last Minute Crewmember?

    Go get 'um with the C-dory man, that's plenty of boat for how short the run is out of WP right now. E
  555. Spokaloo

    Tuna Tuesday Ceviche

    Good killing out there with you Steve! Will have to try that recipe when we get back. E
  556. Spokaloo

    Tuesday tuna report

    I think one other thing that kept us from really lacing into a good bait stop is we would get sharked out FAST with bait. Never seen the sharks get on us that fast, and with those numbers. Also one of the biggest blue sharks I've ever seen in the daylight got hooked up and drug to the boat...
  557. Spokaloo

    Beginning of the week

    Dance card filled, see you gangsters on Tuesday.
  558. Spokaloo

    Electronics

    How many 10/15/20 year old Lowrance units are being used out there that you know of? I've seen plenty of 20 year old Furuno sounders and radars in commercial boats, still turning in a day's work. E
  559. Spokaloo

    Beginning of the week

    And they changed my shift today. Tuesday is still open. E
  560. Spokaloo

    Electronics

    I've never heard anyone say "Man I wish I didn't get this Furuno stuff..." E
  561. Spokaloo

    Beginning of the week

    If anyone decides to let the weekend chop and swell pass, and pull the trigger on Monday, let me know. I'm available. E
  562. Spokaloo

    Fuel tax refund

    Rolling 13 months as I recollect. You can send it in any time of year, and it just needs to have receipts within 13 months. They will also prune out any that aren't conforming for you, but it does delay your check. E
  563. Spokaloo

    Fuel tax refund

    The state has had a few changes in how they disburse the taxes from the fuel. You're getting back the road portion at $0.13. The rest goes to different pots of money in the overall budget. In the last 5 years the general fund and the initiatives have been so screwed with that we are dealing with...
  564. Spokaloo

    OLDSCHOOL'S First Tuna Trip.

    Hell yeah, over a grand a day, you have to feel good about that. Looks like the boat worked out swimmingly, glad you guys got into the fish on day 2! E
  565. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Now if I could just knock that shit off and actually break even at this thing... E
  566. Spokaloo

    Custom 23' uniflite sportfish diesel ***sold***

    Gabe, sell the Seasport. The money you take in from the sale will buy this boat and LOTS of diesel, for a very, VERY long time. E
  567. Spokaloo

    The world cat

    It's looking borderline gothic as the week progresses...
  568. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I don't know how the guys in the deep south do it. This hot weather boat building stuff is for the birds. Made up some big blanks for the thigh bolsters in the boat. This is all in-situ fitting and design, nothing is pre-built or made off the boat. Many clamps, lots of markers. Left them a...
  569. Spokaloo

    Custom 23' uniflite sportfish diesel ***sold***

    Look, I'd buy it if I didn't already own essentially the same damn boat. Someone pull the trigger. I can provide pictures of offcut parts from these hulls to prove just how damn thick and solid every part of the boat is. E
  570. Spokaloo

    Any Westport < > Oregon Travelers?

    Damn, you should have put this up a little sooner. I was in Salem recently and headed to Westport as soon as the call comes to kill some fish. E
  571. Spokaloo

    Let the debate begin...watch

    One thing to toss in, as all the focus has been on this dipshit open carrying a long rifle (a terrible self defense weapon in the urban environment), is looking at the rights of the rest of the people in the area. While the cops used poor tactics, they were enforcing the legal rights of the...
  572. Spokaloo

    The new fish killer

    Sounds like she was a light boat (no gear, not many bodies) which obviously will be easier on fuel. Go reset and recalibrate the flo-scan, and take her for another spin. Looks like a nice ride man. E
  573. Spokaloo

    Place that will freeze fish overnight?

    If it's any consolation, I regularly catch and ice down at sea, then transfer to cooler and kill bag, pack up, and drive to Spokane. Generally don't process for 24 hours or so after the catch due to drive time. It's not an issue, just keep it as cold as possible (well iced) until you're ready to...
  574. Spokaloo

    blue seas acr 7610 isolator/combiner

    I had a similar fault with one, but it turned out to be a bad ground on the wire that senses voltage on the battery. Make sure you're getting good contact on clean posts with good wire. Otherwise had such good success with the ACR setup that I bought another one for the new project. E
  575. Spokaloo

    Albacore 2014

    Shit Ted, if it wasn't a 5 hour drive I'd come drink water and root beer in your bar purely for the entertainment value! E
  576. Spokaloo

    Albacore 2014

    Meet him in person, it's worth every penny. E
  577. Spokaloo

    Albacore 2014

    Ted, you will always be my favorite turd in the BD punchbowl. Most of us can fish, but you can troll people with the best of them! E
  578. Spokaloo

    Salon treatment done--WP bound

    I'm getting some new butterfly jigs rigged up as we speak to make a mess of one of them... E
  579. Spokaloo

    SST, WP Tuna, This Weekend?

    WP boats will be fishing Ilwaco waters if they are intending on legitimate success. Lots of South in your West... E
  580. Spokaloo

    Salon treatment done--WP bound

    Now I'm starting to get excited.... E
  581. Spokaloo

    KiwiGrip Deck Paint Project

    Nice, Judy can mask like a beast! I've never double coated it, just laid it down, and come back over to pull up a steeper stipple once it is *barely* starting to tack up. Interested to hear how two coats go. Mark, I apply it by notched trowel, then back over it with their proprietary...
  582. Spokaloo

    Personal challenge to all Captains

    That's one of the reasons I'm a popular 'ho. Always wear an inflatable PFD on the work deck, and I don't drink, because when shit's hitting the fan, odds are I'm going to be going to work no matter who's boat it is. Small price to pay. E
  583. Spokaloo

    No bullshit- Read and heed. Think about your safety gear before leaving port.

    If I might stick my nose in here for a minute from the other side of the fire coin: You can have everything in the world, perfect management plans, organized to the Nth degree, do checks of your bilge every 7 minutes, and all of it is completely moot if you don't PRACTICE. How many here have...
  584. Spokaloo

    Holiday Plans ??

    Ugh... Going to Walla Walla to sweat my balls off in the basin, having a family get-together. I really hope those tuna show up soon so I can take out my frustration on some longfins. E
  585. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    Tuck, I think we're in the ballpark together. I didn't say that they aren't getting one over on us, I merely said that bothers me far less than some of the other loophole bullshit that benefits very few at a very large cost. I suppose my perspective is different than most because I work with...
  586. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    Tom, it isn't paid out directly from 100% of work force taxes, which is what's required by that assumption. It comes out of broader revenue streams going to general fund expenditures. So that would include all basic revenue/tax streams like business tax, sales tax, service fees, etc. My...
  587. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    There's some good stuff there Mark. Of course we tried something along those lines and it failed because of massive financial influx and political influence, I-1098. http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/brief/citizens-guide-initiative-1098-establish-state-income-tax E
  588. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    Maybe so Vance, maybe so. My issue will always be about keeping local businesses open, economies working, and people employed. If it costs me $25 a year to pay a few leaks to sit on their asses, and the money they spend keeps guys driving truck, gas stations open, corner grocery stores selling...
  589. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    I'm not sure how badly I want to get into this mud slinging fest, but if you think people on welfare (state money), SSI (state and federal blend), food stamps (state and federal blend) are getting one over on you, the misdirection is working. Of Washington's $423 billion dollar budget, $7.6...
  590. Spokaloo

    boat registration now $300 plus

    Next time you make it over the hill JC, I'll buy the beer. Always glad to educate on why the fire service does certain stuff the way they do, and I'd love to learn more about why you road types do projects the way you do. Now if we can just keep a few more cops/firemen/teachers out working...
  591. Spokaloo

    boat registration now $300 plus

    JC, I appreciate that you see some of the issues with subcontracting road construction, I get that. However I don't think you've got a firm grasp on the state wide issues. The state isn't just the wet side, and I can show you some seriously bare-bones shit going on over here (like the 210,000...
  592. Spokaloo

    boat registration now $300 plus

    Ryan, if that is the case, I highly recommend moving there. You'll make far lower wages, have drastically fewer services, a shorter life expectancy due to diminished responder as well as minimal level 1 medical care for stroke/heart attack/trauma. Idaho is pretty, but it's not much of a place...
  593. Spokaloo

    boat registration now $300 plus

    What Tim Eyeman did for cars is completely destroy the funding source for fire departments, municipal and county police, a fair amount of road repair and construction revenue, and a major blow to parks. We live in Washington, a pretty damn nice state that's got a thriving economy, highly...
  594. Spokaloo

    Tuna Sunday?...and what is up w/ TempBreak.com?

    I'd say it's going to get good around the 6th of July... E
  595. Spokaloo

    4200 or 5200

    I just removed some bronze fittings in the Salty Pup that have been there for a couple decades in 5200. A hot putty knife makes short work of the stuff. You can never go wrong with strongly adhered parts... E
  596. Spokaloo

    Interesting purchase I saw at Wal Mart the other day...

    I go into welfare recipients homes every shift at work. Hillyard is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the state (on par with the poorest parts of Tacoma and many indian reservations). I can tell you firsthand that none of us would want to live how welfare recipients live. They might have a big...
  597. Spokaloo

    Any electricians?

    One other thing to stick in your pipe for a good smoking is this: If you up-fuse it, the investigator WILL notice it when your shop burns down. If they find something like this, it can result in your insurance company refusing to pay on the policy. No bueno... E
  598. Spokaloo

    Deck Drains

    Valves of any kind sink boats, and here's why: Forget that it's closed? Sunk. It's that simple. Factories don't put stuff like that in because it allows human error into the system. If you think you can, without fail, remember to open it when it is closed, go for it. Most likely scenario is...
  599. Spokaloo

    Any electricians?

    Going with the existing wire and hoping for the best is what keeps me employed... You could do an exterior run of conduit to pull the circuit up specifically for the kiln, and retain the existing circuit for power to the rest of the room (turntable, lighting, etc). Option B is to do the wire...
  600. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Keep me posted Doug. Just got back from a DO/TMDL work group meeting. I bet you miss that stuff... E
  601. Spokaloo

    Hull cleaning solution for recently removed boats from the water

    The base for all the super potent fiberglass cleaners is oxalic acid. You can just use that directly, or buy a proprietary chemical with some other crap in it as well. Not fun to work with, but highly effective. E
  602. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Knocked out the dry fit of the console today. Felt comfy testing the ergos at 16" between seat and console. The footrest idea came from Laurence's World Cat, most comfortable setup I've found in a CC. This one is a little higher because of the seat box / engine cover dimension...
  603. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    CG/trim - You need to pick up a few books and get a little reading in, it will really help how you shape the boat as you go. Anything written by Dave Gerr will benefit you. Learning about the basics of CG will really help. If you're feeling crazy, read all the Savitsky papers from the 60's and...
  604. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Doug, the pike were really hot this spring, and the bass are quite lively right now (not to mention the kid caught a 9" pike last week!). so we should go chase the little bastards around. Anytime next week you wanna pop by, let me know. Hell, wear some junk clothes and I'll put you to work, how...
  605. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Robin's assumptions of 700lbs of material probably aren't too far off once you take all that transom and couple it to the stringers in a way that distributes the load over a large enough distance to minimize fatigue failures at the corners. Your assumptions of vast weight savings are true...
  606. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Riz, get that fucking beer can out of my thread... :supergay: E
  607. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    That gallon of resin for such a small part is why you normally see coring in that area of the boat. It's cheaper and equally strong to use a wood core, or some H80 foam, and a couple layers of roving. Your part will be quite strong though, so it's gonna be sweet. E
  608. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Make no mistake, this boat is meant to live in Spokane. She's only going in the salt as an absolute last resort, I'd rather be an asset of crew than drag yet another boat out and try to scavenge what little remains of the experienced tuna anglers out there. Jim, I'm raking what you're leaving...
  609. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Ryan, there will be some sort of sea trial-ish setup by July, not sure I'm gonna swing the 4th though. Just too much to do. Vance, I was thinking about doing something like a giant fleshlight shape for the bait, minimizes bait tank orientation issues, thoughts? Jim, what I was thinking of is...
  610. Spokaloo

    Tuna bait tank Question ?

    Hell, make it octagonal and call it the OCTAGON. Being in the bait tank is full on MMA warfare for the bait. None will survive...
  611. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    I told him I'd ask. E
  612. Spokaloo

    Tuna bait tank Question ?

    One of the worst seasickies out there, patches saved his life! E
  613. Spokaloo

    best avet reel?

    My most used Avet in the group is the MXL 6/3. It's the wider reel, but it's a little more versatile because you can use it for deep halibut as well as albacore. E
  614. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    She's 23 feet LOA, but a pudgy 23, much larger than one would expect. Your boat is a little newer than mine. Mine's absurdly thick in the hull, and 4 layers of roving for the sides, which is probably what you have as well. It might feel thin, but it's tough as nails when you try to...
  615. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    If I had enough material to pull sides down to give true toe kicks, I'd add like 500lbs of weight and kill some serious open space in the boat. However the bolster to deck overhang is very much spot on for my 10.5 feet, and will work up to about a size 13. But I really don't want to have the...
  616. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Brad I have a contact down in the bay area that's talking about buying a Clippercraft. PM me if you want to sell down his way. E
  617. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Got a little nuts this week and got some hours in on the boat. Nap times, late nights, whatever it took before I was stuck at work for 48 hours. Initially started messing with console size, shape, and forward seat setup. Mockup after mockup evolved, and turned into this rough idea in final...
  618. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    If you give me the ALL UP weight, waterline length on plane, and I'll figure the hull factor coefficient. Then I can give you horsepower requirements for a given speed, and figure your fuel burn for 2/4 stroke engines within about 10% margin of error. E
  619. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    2mpg isn't that hard, you just have to run at the lowest speed beyond the planing speed hump, while carrying minimal extra gear on top of the necessities. Most of us just run too fast to get optimal mileage, and all of us carry more crap than we really should (yes, 200lbs of lead and irons are...
  620. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    It'll do 2 mpg with the outboards and cost about 1/4 the price for the swap. Gotta burn a TON of fuel before the numbers come out right on a non-marinized diesel conversion. E
  621. Spokaloo

    Installed, ready for tunnies

    I don't think you're going to be the same after making the jump with that tank. Gonna be bloody! E
  622. Spokaloo

    Tuna bait tank Question ?

    Bingo. Google free surface effect. You're doubling your fetch in most tanks switching it around. Might not be a big deal in bigger boats, but in small boats pitching is more severe than roll running out in a chop. E
  623. Spokaloo

    Levelwind reel with tuna

    The drive from Anacortes? HAH! Spokane, tuna at Westport, and back to Spokane, 40 hours. Sleep is for the weak. E
  624. Spokaloo

    Levelwind reel with tuna

    Ryan, it's things like that which keep me employed. I applaud dumbassery in all her splendid forms! E
  625. Spokaloo

    Levelwind reel with tuna

    Some of us that are career ho's carry a decent complement of tuna gear with us just for this reason. Most of the time I only bring one or two of my 5 tuna setups because I don't want to clutter up the boat with unnecessary shit. There's a few of us that ho with complete gear. Or like Laurence...
  626. Spokaloo

    Defiance 220 ex

    It drives me crazy when people start up with the wood debate. A WELL BUILT boat with wood coring is more long than a foam cored or glass cored comparable boat because of wood's inherent resilience to flexing. Glass and metal will fatigue and crack long before wood will, otherwise we wouldn't...
  627. Spokaloo

    Westport store

    Mismanaged or not, it's a bitch to get fruits/veggies/produce type stuff at the drug store... Hope they get shit sorted out before tuna season ramps up. E
  628. Spokaloo

    Boat registration

    When you build/rebuild, the value is based on the receipts returned at the time of licensing. :rockin: E
  629. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Full decks are stuck to the boat. Boom... Still not entirely sure how I will detail the edge and fair it all up, but we will figure something out. Hmm, how many rod holders?!? And the shop assistant was out with me today. He was very, very helpful. Take the screws out of the holes...
  630. Spokaloo

    Call Me An Optimist, But.....

    Sounds good. And if you get bored in the next two weeks, the pike are biting up here. A few in the 2-3 foot range have been plucked lately, I'm gonna go have a sniff this evening for them again. E
  631. Spokaloo

    And for another thing!

    Welcome to the information age Dave. You post it here, people are going to know about it. When people know about it, you will get encounters with complete strangers because you've put your information out there. Publishing my website and updating it regularly, plus helping with boat builders...
  632. Spokaloo

    Call Me An Optimist, But.....

    Holy shit Tom, which way are you going?!? 395 door to dock for me, and you're 120 miles SW of me. However you make a good point, I could drive to your place, toss my gear in the boat, and we both save some cash getting to the beach... E
  633. Spokaloo

    New Boat

    The factory is a little over an hour north of us in Spokane. If you are considering the boat new, it's worth drifting over the hill and coming to the factory for a look. They welcome people to take tours and learn more about the operation. Might just be able to talk customization as well. E
  634. Spokaloo

    Neah Bay Whalers

    If you get my drift. E
  635. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Yeah, it's going slow as shit, and will require going through the third winter to get it finished, but it will be worth it. After this is done, I'm going to focus on 16-22 foot ultra simple work boat design. Something that anyone can build out of almost any material available, and sell plans...
  636. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Though not visually all that stimulating for an update, the frames are in, filleted, and glassed as of tonight. 5 hours of labor, itchy forearms, and sticky tools, and you can barely tell a difference in the photos. The side decks are merely screwed on so we have a good interface and...
  637. Spokaloo

    DIY Bottom paint

    Most bottom paint companies prefer a uniform 120 or 220 grit, spotlessly clean, degreased, and many have proprietary cleaning agents for the final wipe. It isn't rocket surgery, but it certainly is time consuming and tedious. E
  638. Spokaloo

    The build: 28' 1980 Slickcraft Tiara

    Charles, I'm going to enjoy watching this one come together. Noticed in your graphic that you have one set of layers of roving against one another, and would recommend mat in there, don't want to have a dry layer that's not 100% wet out and liquid bonded together. Also using epoxy, it actually...
  639. Spokaloo

    OLD SCHOOL LOOKS GREAT ON THE WATER

    Holy shit Andy, that thing looks HUGE with people aboard for scale! I can only imagine how she fishes, I'm jealous. E
  640. Spokaloo

    DIY Bottom paint

    You can use a trailer, one floor jack, wood cribbing, and styrofoam blocks (available at farm & ranch type stores) to safely put the boat on the ground. It's not fast, but you can do it safely. I think the best question to ask is how well do you like laying on the ground, running a sander over...
  641. Spokaloo

    Good luck to the fleet!

    Hah! At least there's one other poor miserable working stiff that can't kill flatties. Sorry about your luck Matt... E
  642. Spokaloo

    Neah Bay IS the best to go this week!!

    Eat a dick you guys. I hope the fishing is shitty and everyone gets food poisoning. Mainly because I can't go this year... Tight lines Bruthas. E
  643. Spokaloo

    Guess I'm getting a new truck for my b-day

    Sorry to hear Duan, but I have to ask... How the FUCK did you get over 50mph on the ferry! That's impressive! E
  644. Spokaloo

    Tick Tock, tick tock...

    I'm definitely seeing some... JUNA TUNA! No need to wait for fireworks to go get 'em this year, it's gonna be early, warm, and bloody. E
  645. Spokaloo

    The new ride

    Hey Allan, glad you got the boat you were looking for. I know those aren't the easiest to find or come by, so good on ya for getting her. E
  646. Spokaloo

    Only 37,000, F---!

    If you think that's actually the case, you're a fucking idiot. UAW has all of their wages in the public domain to see what people make. E
  647. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Quickie update: So I learned a funny thing about Uniflite. Apparently they had either two different people doing the venting on the hull sides, or one absolute d-bag that didn't care about accuracy. I made sure that the Vetus vents that were purchased would cover the span of the two vent holes...
  648. Spokaloo

    Looking for a fiberglass expert

    Steve's got you solidly squared away. Lots to be learned from that guy! E
  649. Spokaloo

    Halibut Numbers

    Duan, how can we get it to Spokane man? I'd eat the SHIT out of that. E
  650. Spokaloo

    Looking for a fiberglass expert

    Terry, what are you using for resin? What are you using for foam? I'm in agreement that I kinda think you are using a styrene foam with either polyester or vinylester resin. You can switch foams, or you can switch to epoxy. Neither is much cheaper to switch from/to. If you want to save money...
  651. Spokaloo

    DEFIANCE BOATS - *Allied Boat Project Update*

    This, this, and this. E
  652. Spokaloo

    Tuna Reel questions

    Oh yeah, it's my go-to casting reel for irons. The MXL is NOT magged, and has a little under 200yds of 30# mono over 50# braid backing (that's the bluefin line...). It casts like a dream, and you can throw stuff absurdly far. However, if it even senses a miscue or a hesitation, you're going to...
  653. Spokaloo

    Looking into getting scopace compounded

    Well, let's see... Promethazine/Phenergan: Meh, moderately effective. Ondanestron/Zofran: Laurence watched me puke one of these down my bibs last year. I wouldn't say they're particularly effective for motion sickness. Inapsine: This stuff will knock out any nausea, but you thought Scopace...
  654. Spokaloo

    Tuna Reel questions

    I have the MXL 2speed that's a beast for casting and live bait. Highly regarded reel, I'm a big fan. That and the SX catch tons of fish with little concern of drag or strength. Just be forewarned that they can have LEGENDARY overrun nests with untrained thumbs. A few hours of casting practice...
  655. Spokaloo

    New jewelry for the World Cat

    Damn when I saw the set of holders up on the front corners of the console, I just about creamed myself. No more swinging the iron stick around shit in the rod holders or having to set one on the floor to get the cast away. Looking sweet Steve and Laurence, gonna be a good year! E
  656. Spokaloo

    Halibut Numbers

    God you guys sound like idiots on here. EVERYONE knows you can't troll a spread for halibut, you have to use 8 lure dredges pulled with downriggers to bring the big predators up behind the boat, then start pitching large baits off the bow. Casting to finning halibut is the ONLY way to get the...
  657. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Two things I need to get out there right off the bat. #1: For those that say wood will rot in *well built* boats, and that stainless will die from crevice corrosion when glassed in place, you may now suck it: That screw was buried in that 2x stock in 1963. It is still perfect metal, and nil...
  658. Spokaloo

    I'm gonna need a linger gaff....

    It's a good design exercise, but obviously the number of moving parts, the likelihood of shit failing, it's just too much for the marine world. However the military has be DUMPING cash into the occupant insulation/protection for high speed craft and troop insertion lately. The specialized...
  659. Spokaloo

    Enjoy breakfast in WP Sunday

    Makes me feel a little better being on shift today... E
  660. Spokaloo

    neah bay moorage... kinda...

    Jason, we did it like that one year, was pretty convenient when it came to fishing. As long as you can take a dump on your boat it's a good way to go. If you've gotta get some dock space to shit in the morning, you won't be a happy camper. E
  661. Spokaloo

    MY NEW RIDE.... WELL IT NEEDS SOME WORK.

    What part of potato-land is that thing in? You're always welcome to pop into Camp Staggs for the night for a drink and a respite. E
  662. Spokaloo

    Anchor, chain (rode) and 200' Braided Nylon rope

    Tim, I'll take it. Just figure out a price and let me know next time you're on this side of the hill. I need that exact setup for our big raft-up parties in the summer to go with my other big ass anchor. E
  663. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    Gonna radius everything with the router, then wrap it in either 6oz or 10oz woven fabric, the pull mud over it and fair it out (somewhat). Belt and suspenders, but it will last a LONG time that way. E
  664. Spokaloo

    Uniflite FrankenPup

    After being gone a week, then working 96 hours one week, then having a bunch of house junk to catch up on, I blew off all the other projects I need to get done (who cares if the hose bib is dripping, right?) and headed to the shop. Seat box/engine cover is now assembled! The compartment...
  665. Spokaloo

    Boccaccio

    I actually am fond of the things. They are heavy for the rockfish limit, produce great fillet thickness, and are a helluva lot easier to clean than a goddamned cabezon. We generally use them for flaky fish taco meat, or I will do them as fish sticks. Good for the bulk white meat fish meals...
  666. Spokaloo

    Used boat trailer.....Cheap !!

    I had the same trailer as well, except rigged with bunks. The bolts they fasten that carriage assembly with are rated to something like 5000lbs each. The ones you had fail were obviously heavily worn, loose, or corroded by the previous owner's upkeep and maintenance. Like Tim says, EZ...
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    Another dead whale on an Oregon beach

    There's speculation that my grandfather was there for this little event. He was building highway down in Bandon around that time, and would absolutely be the guy that said "let's get some boom sticks and blow that F****** C*** S***** outa the G**D*** water! (he had a way with words...). He's...
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    WTB Fire house

    I couldn't care less about T 19/24, as it doesn't affect me in Washington. However I've been party to a failure of a house lead in the past, and it's pretty fucking disheartening when you've got a face full of smoke and flame, and your nozzle pressure goes from 50psi to 5psi. Guess it's the old...
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    going around tatoosh

    If it is snotty, and you don't have a high bow, avoid the shortcut. Went out in a 21' Campion one year and wore a hundred gallons as the water poured over the windshield, through the snaps in the vinyl, and soaked all of us. Can't think of a time where we didn't go through the slot personally...
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    It's coming Boys!

    Or is it that that Vance likes tuna in HIS can? E
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    It's coming Boys!

    God Damn It CHARLIE.... Welp, there went getting my spring shit done at the house. E