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    Dive boat conception investigation

    A finding of accidental does not imply or negate gross negligence on the part of the boat owner or crew. Also from some research I did on another matter, it appears that death by carbon monoxide poisoning is painful. The research was for methods to dispatch pests in California and carbon...
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    to everyone looking to sell a boat

    What you would want is appreciating assets, not a boat which is the antithesis of an appreciating asset.
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    Gordy Bateman – An Angling Adventurer

    Had a number of great trips on the Fighting Lady. The Batemans were always fun to fish with.
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    WTB Sea Squirt Help.

    Had a 1980 16.5" Sea Squirt for 10 years. Great bay boat and just the right size for towing down Baja. Great for 2 but I think 3 would crowd it.
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    Shooting Sealions? NOT COOL!

    Most on this forum are likely not old enough to remember DR ROSS DOG FOOD. The prime ingredient was California Sea Lion. The company purchased animals that were by-catch from the many commercial fishing enterprises that were based in San Pedro in the 50s and 60s as well as they had their own...
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    Transom Cracks (pictures) is this okay?

    Can you get feedback from the manufacturer?
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    One man's trashfish.....

    Canned a batch of skipjack a few years ago. Used it primarily in hot pasta dishes. It was very good.
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    Sting operation?

    So, how much did you buy? :)
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    Scopolamine compounding pharmacy?

    About 27 years ago I had overdosed on Scopolamine Transderm patches shortly before they took them off the market for a defective delivery system. At the end of day three I removed the 1st patch and applied the second patch behind the other ear. It evidently provided me with a massive amount of...
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I would think that the captain would be liable regardless of the crew disobeying orders for a roving watch. The captain is responsible for the actions of the crew with the possible exception of mutiny on the part of the crew.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It is very possible that one or more tried to get out but succumbed to smoke inhalation. It is common in building fires to find bodies of people who almost made it out but died of smoke inhalation. I seem to recall reading that smoke inhalation is the most common cause of death in building...
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    To answer questions about the fire extinguishers, in addition to the automatic engine room the Conception was required to carry 5 portable units. See the attached Certificate of Inspection.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The USCG has regs relative to fire extinguishers for non-commercial boats so I would assume that they have regs for commercial boats. To determine what the regs require is where I would begin my study of this issue.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Sorry guys. My statement was directed to one idiot.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Just tired of your dumb-ass comments.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You are right, not enough people on this board have the knowledge and background to understand the concepts.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I was referring to the liability portion. While I was being dramatic with the language, anyone with a business background will understand this.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The insurers have nothing to protect. Their equity went up in smoke at the same time the Conception did. The insurance company has already cut the check for the full limits of their coverage and just waiting for the opportunity to hand it over. If you rely on the news media for your knowledge...
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    No evidence that they were asleep when they died. Don't have to be asleep to die from smoke inhalation.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Smoke generally goes up because it is enveloped by the heated air generated from the source (fire) of the smoke. Smoke without the heat envelope will just follow any air currents. I know this from smoking cigarettes for way to many years in my past.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I won't mention the boat name but a friend just back from a charter on a smaller Seaway had the bunk under the escape hatch. The escape hatch exited into a locked storage closet.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I suspect that any new rules will be applied to existing vessels at their next inspection date. Too much downside for the USCG / Government if something else happens before corrections are required.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The report stated that there were two smoke alarms in the bunk-room. No mention of smoke alarms in the galley/salon. Unless they can show that both bunk-room smoke alarms did not function, then I will have a hard time accepting the theory that they all died from smoke inhalation without wakening.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Unbelievable. I really thought you took the hint.
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    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

    You are spending way too much money.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I have read numerous posts of yours in this thread and I have come to the conclusion that you think yourself as intelligent and clever. I can think of quite a few adjectives but intelligent and clever are not among them.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    While the lithium batteries may have provided the opportunity, the downfall may more likely be caused by a lack of someone on watch.
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    These was the shit when it came to deep sea fishing when I was a kid

    Thanks, I was trying to remember the names of the other two barges. I never once saw anyone fish aboard either of them.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I think that the Sheriff/coroner is talking out of his ass. I can understand this type of statement for the purpose of trying to reduce the stress that relatives and friends must be feeling but there is no way that autopsies will not be conducted.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It has been standard recommended practice to charge and store LiPo and similar batteries in a fireproof container.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I read that the size of the escape hatch was 24" X 24" and that this was a common size to be found on both commercial dive and sportfishing boats. Just for the hell of it I measured my width. I am 20" wide at the shoulders and I am not a big person. From my recollection of passenger sizes on...
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    40 hp Honda mechanic recommendations

    If the engine will run at all I would try a heavy mix of seafoam in a small separate fuel tank. It worked for me in my 2000 Honda 90hp.
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    Smoke Detectors

    This is one of the best posts I have read on BD in a long time. Thank you for the info.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Some possibilities for the future. 1. Insurance rates for the industry will increase substantially. 2. The insurance industry will implement safety requirements that exceed those of the USCG. 3. The USCG will require that secondary escape exits be more visible , easier to access and...
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    If this is your translation I would suggest that you hire someone that has a better handle on the English language to translate for you in the future.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I am curious, why would you like to know this. Same, why would you like to know this. Kind of a strange question but I think the answer is obvious. To get a fishing licence all you need to do is pay the fee. To become a certified diver there is training and an exam.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I think the title of this thread references the Duck Boat incident that is linked in the initial post. In that incident the captain and each member of the crew and two employees of the boat owner were charged/indicted for (seaman's manslaughter) felony manslaughter...
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    These was the shit when it came to deep sea fishing when I was a kid

    My 1st saltwater fishing experiences were on the Sacramento which was one of three barges off Redondo at the time. I fondly remember the hamburgers and less fondly the time the galley gal put a live squid in my hamburger :)
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    While I am not an attorney I do know enough to know that, based on your post, you do not have so much as a clue as to what constitutes conditions that would impart criminal liability on the part of a non-licensed, recreational operator.
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    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I highly doubt that their insurance will come anywhere close to covering the eventual judgement amounts.
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    Are these worms?

    Looks like ice crystals to me.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Was it a hot night? Reports that it was too overcast/foggy for the Helicopters to see any thing.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/21/us/missouri-duck-boat-deaths-charges/index.html A Ride the Ducks Branson boat sank July 19 on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, a popular family vacation destination. Severe thunderstorms made conditions hazardous on the water. Seventeen people, aged 1 to...
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Regardless of the eventual findings by the various governmental agencies it is likely that the insurance costs for all passenger boats are going to take a huge spike upward. It may also come to pass that insurance companies will require safety systems that exceed Coast Guard requirements.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    It have been many years since I had anything to do with a commercial kitchen but we did not have smoke detectors, just a fire suppression system.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    You are right, I stand corrected.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The 10 year life is for hard wired battery backup, not for 100% battery powered.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I would think that if they are reading these posts maybe it will help them to push harder to get to the bottom of what happened.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    There seems to be a huge piece of the puzzle missing. Other than having a large amount of accelerant responsible for the event, it just does not seem possible that such a fire could spread so fast that the crew on watch and/or the smoke alarms did not alert people in time to evacuate. I have...
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If there was an explosion would not the people on the Grape Escape heard it? Not sure how far away the Grape Escape was but read that they could see the Conception. The owner of the Grape Escape stated it was the knocking on their hull that woke them up. Based only on the above facts I would...
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I just enlarged it also and noticed what appears to be multiple figures of people on deck. I would have to believe that it is the result of smoke and shadow, at least I hope so.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Have you always had this problem with comprehension?
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    BTW, what bright individual consolidated all the threads on this subject to the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OFFSHORE FISHING REPORTS forum. Even if this event was a fishing report it should not be listed in this forum as the INSHORE AND ISLANDS REPORTS would have been a better choice since the boat was...
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If the fire was manageable for awhile then I would think that some of the passengers below deck would have been able to get out.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The GC kept asking for the Lat-Lon. Would have to think the boat would have had a radio with DSC. Maybe the caller did not know to push the emergency switch.
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    Is this a sport boat?

    According to CBS it is a dive boat.
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    Bed bugs on boats

    What the fuck is that?
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    Bed bugs on boats

    You just made a lot of friends in the sportboat business.
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    Slings for 86 Boston whaler montauk 17

    I would call the people who operate the hoist. They should be a good source of info.
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    For Sale (3) 225/75/r15

    What are the last 4 digits of the DOT code?
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    I’m concerned

    I did not read the entire thread but I did not see something mentioned that seems appropriate to apply to commercial fishing enterprises. Fish in the ocean are a public resource. Commercial fishing enterprises are appropriating this public resource for private gain. In other similar...
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    Tire pressure monitoring system?

    If you get the type that mount inside the tires they will never come into contact with water. If you get the type that screw onto the valve stem you should check with the mfg. I have the valve stem type on my MC. While they have never been submerged I do ride in the rain and have pressure...
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    Fishing shirt wrinkled, please help

    Just rub it on a pretty girl and the wrinkles will disappear.
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    Xtra tuff boots kinked

    I would try filling them with hot water and letting them stand upright for a day.
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    I need a 22 handgun

    Thanks, I never thought of that.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I wish I had thought of saying it that way.
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    I need a 22 handgun

    Well, to solve my critter problem I purchased a Benjamin Trail NP XL 725 .25 Cal Air Rifle. Since I had not used a pellet riffle since about 1970 I was shocked at the performance. I setup a target of 3/4" plywood to start sighting the gun in. My 1st shot went clean through the 3/4" ply and...
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    So, you test each member of the crew and if any of them fail then you charge each member of the crew with the fail.
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    There appears to be around 100 boats in the So. Cal commercial sport-fishing fleet. Even if each boat went out every single day of the year, the total number of trips would be only 36,500 for the year. Compare this to the commercial airline industry which had over 37 million flights in 2014...
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Obviously your wife doesn't read your posts :)
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    Anchor ID???

    A fold-able grapnel
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    Fuel Tank Capacity

    A cu ft is 1,728 cu inches or about 7.48 gal.
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    Which VHF Channel?

    If your radio is on you are required to monitor 16. There is no requirement that you have your radio on.
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    CA Boaters Card Exemptions

    The number 1 reason given for the exclusion of rental boaters having to have a Boaters Card is: According to 2013 California Recreational Boating Accident Statistics, of all the vessel accidents that occurred in the state that year, only 9% involved rental vessels. I would think that rental...
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    The New California Boaters Card (Mandatory)

    The number 1 reason given for the exclusion of rental boaters having to have a Boaters Card is: According to 2013 California Recreational Boating Accident Statistics, of all the vessel accidents that occurred in the state that year, only 9% involved rental vessels. I would think that rental...
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    The New California Boaters Card (Mandatory)

    This thread reminded me that I took the exam sometime back. After some searching I found a scan of the completion (passed) certificate. It is dated April 17, 2017. I will not need the card until 2025. Does my completion certificate expire?
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    How to prepare sashimi

    If you did not bleed, gut and chill the fish immediately it will never be the best it could be.
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    Need Help Before I Pull Out What Little Hair I Have Left.

    I only read the 1st page of replies so I apologize If this answer has already been posted. I would bring an aux fuel supply that I could substitute in once the problem starts. I the problem disappears then you know it (i) is a fuel issue and (ii) related to the fuel supply.
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    Charter boat deck hand etiquette/behavior

    While I agree that it is not a great job, sometimes it is the best job they are qualified for. Some of the deck hands do quite well financially, especially on 1/2 day boats. It is no different than any service industry, good service results in repeat customers and good tips.
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    I'm Being Internet Blackmailed

    It is a scam. I have received that same type of email in the past. I do not own a computer with a camera. But just for the record, what is your favorite porn site? ;)
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    I need a 22 handgun

    I think I can hide the noise from a 22 short. Also now looking into a small crossbow.
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    I need a 22 handgun

    In California drowning any animal, including ground squirrels which are classified as pests, is illegal. I also just read that a carbon monoxide gas chamber is also illegal. California laws make it almost impossible to legally kill these pests. Based upon what I had to do to kill a raccoon...
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    When is a spinning reel ideal?

    When you can't get your hands on a conventional reel.
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    Tax lien on boat for unsecured property tax??!!

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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    No SoCal love for aluminum PH's?

    If you want to experience what an aluminum boat is like on a hot sunny day go take a 1/2 ride on the New Del Mar out of Marina del Rey. Personally, I have never noticed a heat issue but everyone should do their own research.
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    I need a 22 handgun

    Need a 22 handgun, revolver or even a zipgun will do, as long as it won't blow my hand off when fired. The use is to fire 22 short rounds point blank into caged pest ground squirrels. According to what I have read, this is the best legal method of dispatching them. Any ideas for a cheap gun?
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    Can you legally sell all that fish?

    Finally, a correct answer.
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    Fileting Yellowtail - Japanese style

    Way too much work.
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    Are you a member of CCA-Cal?

    After reading the 1st page if this thread I searched to see what all the fuss was about - and found it. If anything, the fuss was very underrated. I would not want this individual associated with any business or organization I have run or will run in the future. FROM...
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    2006 Honda 90 Power loss issue

    Everything I have read states that the transducer should be on the starboard side of the prop. Also, the anti-ventilation plate should be at or slightly below the bottom.
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    fishing tackle shop history.....

    My first piece of fishing equipment was purchased (by my father) in the late 50s when I was about 6 years old at Million Article Thompson, a hardware store that also had hunting and fishing supplies. It was located in the 89 hundred block of South Vermont Avenue a block from where I grew up...
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    How long do you keep fish in freezer - what does your freezer look like?

    I have successfully kept albacore up to four years. Vacuumed packed in very good bags, quick frozen (salt-ice bath) and stored in a no-defrost chest freezer at 9 to 10 degrees below zero.
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    Live baitwell pump help

    X2
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    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Hey, some of my best friends are scu - err - ambulance chasers.
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    Prowler/Atessa - Coast Guard Rescue Footage

    The reason stated for shutting down the thread was: "Out of respect for the Prowler and the loss to the angling community, we are going to shut this thread down. We appreciate your understanding." How does one respect a inanimate object, and what loss to the angling community? The loss of a...
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    What happened to the Prowler?

    My money would be on this scenario.
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    What happened to the Prowler?

    I do not quite understand the purpose of this gofundme page. I would think that the boat would be insured and that would include business interruption (loss of income) coverage. I would have thought that there would be a gofundme page for the family of the man who was killed.
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    What happened to the Prowler?

    Yes, the government. Government should have required all commercial passenger carrying boats, regardless of length to have AIS and have it on at all times while at sea. As it is, the vast majority of commercial sport boats are not required to have AIS.
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    What happened to the Prowler?

    Another reason why all commercial passenger carrying boats should be required to have AIS. The current law only requires boats 65' or longer to have it. The vast majority of commercial sportboats are under 65' by an few inches. I do not know why the size limitation but if the purpose of AIS is...
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    What happened to the Prowler?

    Another reason why all commercial passenger carrying boats should be required to have AIS. The current law only requires boats 65' or longer to have it. The vast majority of commercial sportboats are under 65' by an few inches. I do not know why the size limitation but if the purpose of AIS is...
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    Boat accident...hope everyone is ok

    Another reason why all commercial passenger carrying boats should be required to have AIS. The current law only requires boats 65' or longer to have it. The vast majority of commercial sportboats are under 65' by an few inches. I do not know why the size limitation but if the purpose of AIS is...
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    2006 Honda 90 Power loss issue

    Put a mark on the hub and prop so you can tell if it has indeed spun.
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    2006 Honda 90 Power loss issue

    Spun prop hub
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    RIP Sr. Tuna

    So I won't receive a Happy Birthday email from Sr. Tuna anymore! Bummer.
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    What the heck do people do with Skipjack?

    I have canned it. Very good when used with pasta & tomato sauce.
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    Rule 1100 Bait Pumps problems again!

    I think that the pump amperage draw is reduced when the INTAKE flow is restricted.
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    Purse Seiners Suck

    And the lack of intelligence continues. Should anything ever happen to me you have just guaranteed that you will be the prime suspect and virtually assured a conviction.
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    Purse Seiners Suck

    What I am fishing for is idiots and I caught you.
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    Purse Seiners Suck

    Written like the sub-par intelligence individual common to your industry.
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    Purse Seiners Suck

    You are comparing apples with oranges and even if that concept would be applied to the recreational segment (all monies spent) the commercial fish industry still would not come close. And your statement "I’m not here to fight or have a debate over it." is exactly what your previous posts have...
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    Purse Seiners Suck

    The fish are a public resource. The main difference is one group is utilizing/monopolizing the public resource for private profit. There are a few arguments/reasons that government allows this but far and away is commercial enterprise willingness to purchase the legislation needed that allows...
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    Ever have a battery explode?

    No settings. Owner's manual states OK for Lead Acid or Gel Cell.
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    Ever have a battery explode?

    The box is vented.
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    Ever have a battery explode?

    Yes, a Guest 2610 charger. The Guest 2610 is an automatic two bank (5 amp per bank) 3 stage charger. I do not think the problem originated with the charger but I will be testing it soon.
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    Ever have a battery explode?

    Decided to do my periodic check on my batteries and this is what I found. The boat has set unused for a year. Last battery check was 6 months ago. Neither battery need water at that time. The only cause I can think of is that port battery developed an internal short causing excessive...
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    2006 Honda 90 Power loss issue

    "also check tank vent" X2
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    elliott yachts

    Built in MDR
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    Legislature Passes Measure to End Use of Deadly Fishing Nets

    Press Release from Ben Allen's office Legislature Passes Measure to End Use of Deadly Fishing Nets Legislation to phase out the use of harmful, mile-long fishing nets that ensnare and often kill whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life passed the legislature today. Senate Bill (SB)...
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    This has to be a joke

    From 976Tuna Coral Sea Wed Aug 29 2018, 02:53PM 3/4 day 13 anglers Caught : 3 Yellowfin Tuna 220 Skipjack_Tuna 4 Dorado 57 Rockfish 73 Red Snapper
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    Driveway from hell. Pls help!!

    I added some small heavy duty casters to the rear cross-frame of my trailer that solved the same problem.
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    Have you read this book? Do you own this book?

    Amazon has it for $35
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    I wish our politicians had the stones

    Blowing Up Illegal Fishing Boats Helps Indonesian Fishers The extreme practice could put the island nation’s fish catch on a path toward sustainability By Michael Tennesen on August 6, 2018 Indonesian Navy blows up 6 foreign fishing vessel caught fishing illegally on October 31, 2015 in...
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    What’s in your ditch bag

    Toilet Paper :-)
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    What bilge pump are you using?

    19' Skiff. Not self-bailing. 800 GPH Rule with float switch at lowest point in bilge. 2000 GPH Rule with float switch 1.5" above lowest point in bilge. Short run, smooth hose and little lift results in true 2,000 GPH with both pumps running. Fortunately the larger pump has never been...
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    I am so sorry I spent the time to read this entire thread.
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    GROUP BUY Wireless Kill Switch Motor Shutdown....Who's Interested!?>

    Depending on the final price I would be interested.
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    Weirdest fish video

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    New meaning to the term "Long Range"

    The vid I want to see is them putting the boats back on the "trailer" :)
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    UCLA area ?

    In order to make a lot of friends fast your daughter might consider joining a campus service club. My Kiwanis Club sponsors the UCLA Circle K club which has about 300 members, is VERY active and they all seem like a good bunch of kids.
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    White Seabass hatchery a failure

    In 1986 I created and operated the Santa Monica Bay Halibut Derby (SMBHD) for the purpose of funding fishing related charities. The two primary charities were the SMBHD Youth Fishing Program (which was 100% funded by the SMBHD) and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Halibut Hatchery...
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    White Seabass hatchery a failure

    NPR $40 Million Later, Effort to Boost California's White Seabass Stocks Shows Little Success Staff at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute sluice juvenile white seabass into a cage at Santa Catalina Island, in Southern California, where they grow before being released into the ocean. Thirty-five...
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    Homeless defacing Seal beach river jetty

    Try painting your boat in an area that would allow any paint residue to be leached into the water. You would be arrested and be subject to a large fine. Yet the authorities allow homeless and criminals free reign to impact the environment.
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    Where Legends Live On

    Sorry to hear that. He taught me a few photography tricks that came in handy over the years.
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    Desalting Smoked Fish

    Mix with beer - preferably in your stomach.
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    Keeping a log book! Who else keeps one?

    That takes me back. I just found a bunch of my old line-up drawings, probably drawn in the early 70s. Didn't buy my 1st loran C unit until the 80s.
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    Wtf is my engine doing?

    Check your fuel tank vent.
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    Mandatory California Boater Card phase-in starts in January

    The course is not mandatory. I just took the exam. Very basic knowledge required. If you can't pass it you probably should not be out there in any event.
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    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    The "seal boat" is an amphibious vehicle?
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    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    So, a for-profit entity gets to use a public facility, but the public does not? Something is very wrong with this picture.
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    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    Please enlighten me. Why does the "seal boat" get exclusive access?
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    Greedy SOBs

    One and the same 56 + (30% of 56) = 72.80 130% of 56 = 72.80
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    Greedy SOBs

    For a calendar year license that would cost $56, a 30% add-on would be $16.80 or $72.80 total.
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    Greedy SOBs

    The revised 12 month fishing license language (now part of SB 518) scheduled to be heard in January. This modification is nothing more than a punitive reaction on the part of a bloated bureaucracy. 7149.06. (a) In addition to sport fishing licenses for the periods specified in Section...
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    BoatUS insurance rate hike.

    I just received my BoatUS (Geico) renewal. My premium has gone down by 23% for the same coverage.
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    New tuna tubes

    Beautiful work.
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    12-month Fishing Bill is Dead!

    California licence sales (and the resulting revenues) have been steadily dropping for many years. There are a number of reasons for this but the ones most often quoted are public perception of cost and value received. While you are correct that the license is relatively cheap if you relate it...
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    12-month Fishing Bill is Dead!

    I would not be surprised if it just this type of thinking that has lead to the huge losses in licence sales and resulting revenue deficits for the F&W Dept and, for that matter, government as a whole.
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    12-month Fishing Bill is Dead!

    I called Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher's office and was told that SB187 was held in the Appropriations Committee at the discretion of it's Chair Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. So for those who live in her district (San Diego) you should let her know how you feel about her action on this matter...
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    12-month Fishing Bill is Dead!

    How the F^*@ did this happen.................... Received this via email a short time ago News Flash: 12-month Fishing Bill is Dead! Hello California Angler, It is truly unbelievable. The Assembly Appropriations Committee, chaired by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher who represents a...
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    BoatUS seems to be dropping their drawers

    How is that a slam. Maybe you don't understand the slang. "Dropping drawers", "bending over" etc are terms to describe that the seller is drastically reducing their price.
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    Help with stuck bolts on my outboard

    A method I have had good luck with is using an impact driver (not an impact wrench). The impact driver can deliver impacts well below the force that would strip or break the bolt but the continues impacts (over many minutes) may work it loose.
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    number 26 is an idiot

    I hope you reported this to F&W along with the location before bitching about it here.
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    Catalina Launch

    Lots of homeless in the area.
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    Commercial Fishing Abuse

    That was the reason I stated that serious punishment would be required for cheating. If one knew that their boat would be confiscated for non-compliance (maybe lobster card type record) the majority of people I know would not contemplate cheating.
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    The argument "this is my living" long used by commercial fishermen and commercial sport boats alike is pure bullshit. In fact I would argue that anyone making a profit has less of a right to the fish, which are a public resource. The analogy would be that a taxi driver has more rights to the...
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    Commercial Fishing Abuse

    I do not believe that the cost for the average sport-fisherman would be any greater than it is now. It would be greater (as it should be) for the successful guy who fishes 50 times a year and it certainly would be greater for the commercials.
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    Commercial Fishing Abuse

    Fish in the ocean are a public resource. Government requires licenses and fees from both recreational and commercial fishermen to legally take this resource. The primary difference is that the fees charged to each group have no reasonable basis for their establishment. One better way might be...
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    Cast net use in socal

    On the East Coast I watched many people using them from shore, mostly to catch shrimp. The by-catch, which was left high and dry to die, was not a good thing to see. Here in Southern California I agree with the ban but would create an exception to allow the use in water more than 30 feet deep...
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    The latest on SB 187 (Annual Fishing License)

    From an email received today: CALL TO ACTION Support Senate Bill 187 (Berryhill) Never before have California anglers come so close to reforming the state's costly and antiquated fishing license program. It's "do or die time!" Senate Bill 187, authored by Senator Tom Berryhill, will...
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    Dreamer trip that wasn't

    Assuming the OP's post is accurate, there is absolutely NO excuse for this. At minimum the boat should offer your group a 2 day trip for free. If you are not offered something you consider acceptable then I would file a small claims action in your home town area of San Francisco to recover all...
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    SB 187 Passed

    California State Senate Unanimously Passes Fishing License Reform Bill Last night, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 187, authored by Senator Tom Berryhill, state legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full...
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    Call to Action SB 187 - 12 month Fishing License Bill moves forward.

    Received this via email today Call to Action - Senate to Vote on 12-Month Fishing License Wednesday! Senate Bill 187, which would establish a 12-month fishing license, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously last week-- and we expect a vote on the Senate Floor tomorrow...
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    Received this via email today - action needed before 5:pm today

    Support a 12-Month Fishing License (SB 187) Senator Ricardo Lara of the Los Angeles area is in a position to determine the fate of legislation that will establish a fishing license that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase. Tomorrow morning (Thursday), Senator Lara will rule on SB...
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    California Halibut Season Opens May 1

    You might want to correct the title. "California Halibut" does not have a season.
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    Best heavy guage aluminum????

    Pacific Skiff might be one to consider. http://www.pacificboats.com/
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    Sea Eagle blow up boats

    Had experience with one in the mid 80s. One step above a pool toy.
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    2018 CA Boater Card

    Very good point.
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    Any one see this

    I'll come for the tri-tip
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    ACTION REQUEST: Sign 12-Month Fishing License Petition

    I recently heard that license sales were down 20% for the same time last year.
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    Seriously, how?

    I don't think so but I don't know what bamboo is supposed to smells like :)
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    Seriously, how?

    Same here, the pillow was the only thing I purchased at the show. Seeing how many people were lugging them around, that vendor probably did the highest gross sales per square foot.
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    Seriously, how?

    Congratulations, you will be able to retire on your schedule and live comfortably while many others who go into debt to finance toys will not.
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    POACHERS!!!

    Someone needs to have the rules explained to them.
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    Five Gallon Bait Bucket

    I have been told that the tiny air bubbles will collect in the gills and kill the bait.
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    Trailer Advice

    I do not think the lights meet legal requirements.
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    Fiberglass vs Aluminum strength?

    I think Kindafishy has the right idea, incorporating your existing bracket into the new design. If you are looking for fiberglass strength data West Systems has everything you will probably need.
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    Are there any LA area private boater fishing clubs?

    I would recommend the Southern Cal Tuna Club if Alametos Bay (Long Beach) is not too far from you. http://captainonboard.com/?tag=southern-california-tuna-club
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    Lowrance outboard pilot

    Nice installation.
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    Any experience with non-skid?

    The best thing I found is ground poly-carbonate. https://www.systemthree.com/collections/fillers-foam-and-pigments/products/non-skid-1-quart
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    New Trailer Axles

    http://www.championtrailers.com/ I have purchased from them in the past and have been very satisfied.
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    Tahiti Offshore SurfSkiff 177

    And this post by Big Bad Bill boys and girls is an excellent example of a marketing fuckup.
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    Plywood Decking -Sole replacing questions.

    Plywood, especially if encapsulated, should not see any expansion. And yes, use a fillet material of cabosil or something similar to fill the void all around the edges. Then apply layers of fiberglass tape over the fillet joint then another layer of fiberglass as the floor is covered and...
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    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    I saw a video in which a crew member was led away in handcuffs after taking a breathalyzer test.
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    I got yelled at for breaking the law S Shores ramp

    I think your actions warranted the employees actions and that you, not him, behaved poorly.
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    PLYWOOD / FIBERGLASS HELP NEEDED

    https://systemthree.com/pages/literature
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    Questionnaire from DFG...

    Department of Fish & Game or whatever they call themselves these days.
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    Questionnaire from DFG...

    This discussion has taken place from time-to-time on the boards. In addition to what has been previously stated in those discussions I happen to know the owner of the company that has the contract to collect and correlate the previously referenced data. He is a very avid hunter and fisherman...
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    Questionnaire from DFG...

    WRONG ANSWER
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    ANYONE know what this is?

    You are wrong. Its a snabagaster :food-smiley-014:
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    How many of you tow with a 1/2 ton truck?

    My 2003 Ford E250 van, gas-V8, has a tow rating of 7,500 pounds. Be careful, if you get into an accident while towing something that exceeds the tow rating insurance may not cover it.
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    Wilson cell phone signal booster

    I haven't looked recently but the last time I did Shakespeare had a few. I used to use a simple mag mount from Wilson mounted only 8' above the waterline. Was able to hold a conversation from Santa Barbara Island with no problem.
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    Wilson cell phone signal booster

    I think your best bet would be to add an external antenna mounted as high up as possible.
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    Boy Scouts need to park a couple of trailers

    Thanks, I will pass that along.
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    Boy Scouts need to park a couple of trailers

    A friend who volunteers with the Boy Scouts told me that Marina Del Rey was making it impossible for them to park their two canoe trailers in the Marina. They are looking for an inexpensive location to park the trailers. There canoe program takes place every two years. This means that they...
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    Russ Izor! This old guy just remembered!

    I did not get to know Russ until the early 80s when I was working on getting approvals for an artificial reef in Santa Monica Bay. Russ was one of the only guys to have previously done so. Later, when I decided to turn the Marina Del Rey Anglers Halibut Derby from a small mostly club member...
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    Live Bait Invention -- Thoughts?

    A Pressurized tank would not eliminate slosh. In order to eliminate slosh one would have to eliminate all air or other gas from the confines of the tank. This would likely require a seal-able tank with an overflow that required some positive pressure to vent.
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    Santo Tomas Launch Ramp Pic's

    Good info, thanks.
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    Boat wiring questions

    You are correct.
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    Recommended Prohibition on Mechanical Pullers

    BiggestT, I hope you realize that posts 21 & 23 in the referenced thread for the most part show that you take issue with others that do not agree with your opinion. What I have come to realize is that you consider yourself and/or your wife to be a "trusted source" . While you may consider...
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    Recommended Prohibition on Mechanical Pullers

    BiggestT, I went back and re-read all the posts in this thread and it is easy to conclude that the OP offered no insult to you or anyone else. The only insults I could find in this thread were yours.
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    Recommended Prohibition on Mechanical Pullers

    I do not post much but I could not let this go. BiggestT, you are way off base insulting someone who has done more for sport-fishermen than most will ever hope to.
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    A fueler and his dock are soon parted

    As always - an excellent read. Thanks
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    Crab Warning - Lobster?

    From: http://abc7news.com/business/toxic-threat-threatens-entire-crab-season-in-california/1067235/ The California Department of Public Health has issued a major warning for people to not eat crab caught along the California coast under any circumstances. In fact, the levels of algae-produced...
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    Sport boat fillet cleaning prices??

    I do not know about 5 Star but I have always figgured about 55% yield for a 30 pound Yellowfin. Larger fish result in a greater yield.
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    Stainless vs Aluminum prop performance

    A SS prop is thiner = less resistance.
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    Stainless vs Aluminum prop performance

    In my experience you will gain about 75 RPMs with SS.
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    Boat voucher question

    Like Randy said, just get on the boat. You in fact paid for the trip with the JP money so the voucher would likely be considered the equivalent of a gift card under the law.
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    Portable Battery Jump Starter

    Here is something new on the market: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=lithium%20polymer%20battery%20jump%20start The benefits are size and weight. Have not seen any reviews yet.
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    Full Scoop ONLY...

    Simple answer: There are other live bait options in SP/LB, take your business elsewhere. And remember to do so when fishing slows down and he starts selling 1/2 scoops again.
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    Led Trailer Light suggestions

    I do not remember the actual timing but I do remember that I was pleased with the service.
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    New Tuna regs - effective now

    You can get rid of the gills and guts but that is about it. I think the best procedure is to bleed, gut, gill and ice down. Complete the filet process on land.
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    New Tuna Regs - effective now

    I do not know the code. The posted text was emailed to me from a Tuna Club member. You may be able to determine the code by starting here: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/cpshms/tunas.asp.
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    New Tuna Regs - effective now

    My understanding is if the filleting takes place on the water it is subject to the regs.
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    putting another bilge pump on the same switch

    You can use 1 switch but you lose much potential safety factor. If one pump requires a 25 amp fuse two pumps on the same circuit a 50 amp fuse would do but make sure the wire and switch can also handle the amperage.
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    New Tuna Regs - effective now

    July 30, 2015 <https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/changes-to-recreational-tuna-regulations-now-in-effect/> The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. The new regulations are effective as of today, July 30, 2015. The changes...
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    New Tuna Regs - effective now

    July 30, 2015 <https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/changes-to-recreational-tuna-regulations-now-in-effect/> The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. The new regulations are effective as of today, July 30, 2015. The changes...
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    New Tuna regs - effective now

    July 30, 2015 <https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/changes-to-recreational-tuna-regulations-now-in-effect/> The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. The new regulations are effective as of today, July 30, 2015. The changes...
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    Led Trailer Light suggestions

    I have Optronics which come with a lifetime warranty. I did have a failure and they sent me replacements, no questions asked.
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    Bait issues.

    Keep the 1100 GPH pump but add a valve at a convenient location. If your tank is filling in 4 to 5 minutes then when you are under way at speed you are probably filling in 2 to 3 minutes so you might try reducing the flow while under way. The reason for keeping the larger pump is when you are...
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    Cabo Cuddycon 216 passenger and load rating

    Search BD for the existing Cabo 216 thread. Also I think there is/was a dedicated website for that boat.
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    Garmin 225 question

    I Have a GPSMAP 215 and my unit does not have an "odometer"
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    Sea Tow or Vessel Assist??

    TowBoat US and SeaTow are competitors.
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    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    I read all the answers but no one seemed to hit on the obvious. By-pass the switch and see if the problem disappears. If it does it is the switch.
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    MDR live bait???

    Yes there is a bait operation. Call them at 310-822-DOCK to see what they have available.
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    Transom filler question

    You already received enough answers on taking care of the existing holes. For the new mounting holes drill the holes 3 times the diameter of the mounting screw/bolt. Coat the inside of the hole with neat epoxy and let set to the green stage. Then fill the hole with cabosil silica thickened...
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    as the title says...ripped

    X2
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    scoop thru hull

    I disagree. The slots should face forward.
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    Trim Tab Stuck

    X2
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    Launch Ramp By Queen Mary

    Yes it does. Ned to be aware of the shallow channel at low tide. Also the bums that hang out in the area.
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    Keeping Ice the entire trip

    Salt will make the ice melt faster but will result in a colder temp. I have used salted ice to freeze fish.
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    mulege

    You need to look at the thread date before replying. You just replied to a 9 year old question.
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    I have Navionics on an android phone. Why did Navionics change the satellite vies from Google...

    I have Navionics on an android phone. Why did Navionics change the satellite vies from Google Earth to Bing? The result is the elimination of much usefull data.
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    19' SeaSquirt CC Rebuild. Need C.C. build tips!

    Try adjusting the trim tab on the engine.
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    Music on Cattle boats

    You want music - wear earphones and leave everyone else out of it.
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    So which is it??? Cast your vote now!!!

    Elbow to finger tip of course!!!!
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    Mono life span

    Yes, just test it.
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    Rockfish - Caught on video

    Thank you - very interesting and well done.
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    BD salute to Mako Matt

    I agree with you 100%. A friend (since deceased) used to run an annual Mako Tournament out of MDR. I helped out one year as the weigh-master. It was commonly stated that the sharks caught would be donated to homeless shelters so that resource would not be wasted. I can say with 100%...
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    Adding a hydrofoil or whale tail

    I have a heavy 19ft CC with a 90HP Honda. Tried a Stingray and it helped a bit. Removed the Stingray and added Bennett Trim Tabs. Night and day difference with the added difference of being able to reduce stern lift when running down swell at speed.
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    Top speed able to use sonar?

    It sounds like your transducer install is poor. Go to the various fishfinder mfg sites and the airmar site to learn about proper installation. Once installed correctly you should be able to keep bottom in 200Kh mode at 20+ knots. 50Kh mode is more subject to noise so it will not work as well...
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    Keeping a boat at MDR?

    I believe the sport fishing landing live bait operation in MDR has been in continuous operation since about 1969 when the landing went by the name Captain Frenchy's. I do not know who supplied the bait in the early days but do recall the Retriever was the supplier in the 80s, followed by the 3...
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    Inseine bait co closing in marina del Rey

    Why not visit Marina Del Rey Sportfishing and check it out for yourself.
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    Keeping a boat at MDR?

    Obviously "Guy" doesn't have a clue. Marina del Rey Sportfishing has a live bait operation on the Fisherman's Village side of the main channel.
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    Mexico looking to limit its sardine fishery

    Baja California chamber rejects sardine fishing draft bill MEXICO Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 01:50 (GMT + 9) Fishing leaders of Baja California fear that the draft amendment of a rule on sardine fishing in national waters, which was sent by the National Committee on Fisheries and...
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    Fish Smoking Question !

    In the late 60s early 70s south of Loreto, Baja I used to pack yellowtail in layers of salt for 48 hours after which I would dip the fillets in the bay to get rid of the excess salt before smoking them for 24 hours. Ended up with Jerky that needed no refrigeration. Very salty but was great...
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    Redondo or Mdr have live bait

    MDR had decent anchovies this morning.
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    4 Stroke 115 fuel mileage...can it be right

    Yes, a calculator.
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    All Coast Website???

    Mel did a good job getting the website started but Don could never figure out how to monetize the site. Also Don allowed a few egomaniacs to run roughshod over the members. It was in great part due to Don's lack of management that Bloody Decks was able to make inroads and subsequently take...
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    Pressure Cooker

    Best all around canner is the All American 921. Can handle 27 1/2 pint regular mouth jars at a time. I also use a couple of older Presto/National Model 21s which are also 21 quart canners which I upgraded with the All American pressure weight system. A friend has a 941 (41 quart) and 3 921s...
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    Connecting two Furuno Fishfinders to one Transducer?

    Your best bet would be to contact Airmar. At one time I had one sounder connected to two transducers so the reverse should be doable.
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    18' Center Console Build

    When I read your blog and came to the part about sanding I laughed. When I built the Done Deal there were times that, after sanding for 6 hours non-stop, I would almost have a mental breakdown :). Great job on the boat.
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    Estimating Wave Height

    I would say mostly 3.5' with occasional 5'.
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    Holy Crap Check out my PB Butt

    For halibut in this length range the rule is 1 pound per inch of total length.
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    How to Preserve Bait Overnight? Catalina

    I have run an 800 GPH pump, along with the anchor light, overnight from a small group 24 deep cycle battery and started the 90 HP outboard the next morning without a problem. NOTE: I do have a 2 battery system so I had a fully charged battery if needed. I would not suggest this if you only...
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    I know its a big boat,but,153 anglers...!!!

    Yes, it just so happens I am very good at math. Let me explain the process: 75 + 75 + 25 = 175 And no, I am not picking on you. Just having a little serious fun.
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    Best Boat Insurance

    Jim, I use BoatUS. Never had a claim but haven't ever heard of someone having a problem with them relative to a claim. Make sure that you look into their "agreed value" policy.
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    I know its a big boat,but,153 anglers...!!!

    The New Del Mar is 75X25 which works out to 175 feet of rail space. Take into account about 15% of the passengers are not fishing at any particular time and it is not as crowded as it might appear.
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    Anyone here live in or know someone in Tripui, near Loreto?

    You might be able to find someone via this website: http://www.tripui.com/
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    boat performance

    4 NMPG at 4,000 rpm/20 knots light load
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    BFT In US then to Mexico

    X2
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    Sportboat busted at pens with BFT by Mex

    Tourism is down in Baja due to the threat (perceived or real) of being the victim of crime. Until the Mexican Government gets a handle on crime, and the public recognizes the fact (which can take years depending on the PR) Baja is a lost cause. The one thing I can think of that could...
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    Sportboat busted at pens with BFT by Mex

    The captain probably relied on the dumbass posts on BD.
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    Opah in Santa Monica Bay

    I was down at their dock on Sunday. I only saw the carcass which was laying on the dock sans tail.
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    Opah in Santa Monica Bay

    Did not see this anywhere so thought I would post it. Saturday the Tortuga, a Marina del Rey Sportfishing charter boat, landed a 155 pound Opah. The fish was caught in 26 fathoms in the south bank area. The fish ate a sardine. Ziggy was the lucky angler.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    OK - we will take this one step at a time. Who enforces Mexican fishing laws?
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    That post says the equivalent of: Your dope dealer will not rat you out to the cops.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    What prompted much of the recent posts was the statement by one of the BD gurus that could be interpreted by some that it is OK to fish & keep bluefin if done from a Mexican flagged boat. So once again I ask the question: Who gets nailed if a bluefin is found on board, the Mexican flagged boat...
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    So - who gets nailed if a bluefin is found on board, the Mexican flagged boat or the American angler?
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I called Sergio's sportfishing in Ensenada this morning and spoke to Serigo (or so he identified himself). I asked if I were to board one of his boats could I fish for bluefin tuna and keep what I catch. I asked the same question 5 times and got 5 non-committal answers.
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    Win a 29' SeaVee - Caption Contest ends July 21, 2014

    Do you want the spray wax with this wash?
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    Win a 29' SeaVee - Caption Contest ends July 21, 2014

    Hi - BoatUS, I would like to purchase a yacht policy.
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    Win a 29' SeaVee - Caption Contest ends July 21, 2014

    I think the engine is flooded?
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    Win a 29' SeaVee - Caption Contest ends July 21, 2014

    Will this effect my trade-in price?
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Everyone sobered up and read what they posted.LOL
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I tried to stay silent but I just can't take it anymore. Within the first couple of pages of this thread it became apparent that we were talking apples but the majority...
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I would be interested in learning the source for the above stated information.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    If you are going to quote me please quote me correctly. The IATTC quota for Mexico was reached. It is Mexico who is banning the take.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    It will be very difficult to enforce but if you get caught the penalties and inconvenience can be excessive.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Well, I finally was able to reach the correct person at the Mexican Department of fisheries and he told me that the information he was given was that the ban applies to everyone, commercial and non-commercial alike. I still have hope that the ban on non-commercial take will at least be lifted.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Mexico is attempting to adhere to the quota set for them by the IATTC. I do not think the IATTC regulates non-commercial take so that is why I am attempting to contact someone in the Mexican Department of Fisheries to get a clarification.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I just tried to call the Mexico Department of Fisheries again but was told that the person in charge was not in yet. I am trying to find out if the ban applies to non-commercial (private) sportfishing boats. It is my thinking that Mexico is currently interpreting the bluefin limit to apply to...
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    Manhattan Pier CLOSED to Fishing

    I do not think your argument is effective. They are not preventing you from fishing upon and from (state owned) public lands. They are preventing you from engaging in an activity on city owned property. You might check where the funding came from to build the pier. Most likely there was some...
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I called the Mexico Department of Fisheries but was asked to call back tomorrow.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I heard a rumor that it applies to sport but I have not been able to confirm.
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I posted this on the offshore reports board before I realized it should be here. I heard a rumor that it applies to sport caught fish. Bluefin tuna fishing suspended MEXICO Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9) The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) ordered the...
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    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Bluefin tuna fishing suspended MEXICO Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9) The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) ordered the Pacific fleet to suspend bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) fishing for the rest of the year to prevent the catch quota of 5,000 tonnes...
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    LED Squid Light DIY

    While I built my own submersable squid light a few years ago, today it is cost effective to purchase a good product. http://www.fishinglightsetc.com/superbrite.html
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    Trying to track down home-built 20' CC built by my father

    It looks like a Tracy O'Brien design. http://www.tracyobrien.com/Marine_Design-Boat_Plans.html
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    Marine ply

    The only reason to use marine ply is if you are going to bend the wood. For sizes like that it does not appear likely that you are going to bend it. If so, just use exterior ply.
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    Hook Sharpener???

    For most saltwater hooks a fine mill file works well.
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    First time boat builder.

    Congratulations. Great 1st try.
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    Marina del Rey - Live Bait 5/31/14

    Was at Marina del Rey this morning and noticed that the fuel dock bait operation (Larry's) was closed and was told it may be a while (months?) before it would re-open as Larry's bait boat was undergoing an extensive retrofit. Marina del Rey Sportfishing Live Bait (on the Fisherman's Village...
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    BEST CHAMBERED SEALER

    Just google chamber vacuum sealers and you find a number of companies and be able to look at the specs.
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    WTF

    If you touched it you better go see your doctor ASAP.
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    Rock Cod Depth

    It took 9 replies before someone got it right.
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    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship Class is anyone going?

    Sounds like you have it covered and you have the right attitude to learn. Go out a few times without using your electronics. It won't take long before you are a better navigator than 95% of the boat owners out there. Good luck and happy boating.
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    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship Class is anyone going?

    Took it 45 years ago. One of the best things I ever did. Hope they still teach how to navigate using paper charts, compass and clock and the concept of dead reckoning. I suggest you also get a copy of Chapman's and read it cover to cover.
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    Looking for an old Garmin GPS antenna

    I can only use the GA22 or GA23 which includes a differential antenna.
  299. Done_Deal

    Looking for an old Garmin GPS antenna

    If that is a Garmin GA22 or GA23 I would be interested in it.
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    old tackle shops oc/la

    In Culver City in what was known as "Culver Center" there was a small tackle shop in the mid 60s. I don't remember the name but I do remember buying Penn Jigmasters with 2 plastic spools or 1 metal spool for about $10.50 each. I think I still have a couple of them.
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    old tackle shops oc/la

    Janus, in Inglewood. It was more of a commercial fishing supply. The original owner and his wife were avid sportfishermen. The was a room adjacent to the shop with skin mounts from fish they caught from all over the world.
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    old tackle shops oc/la

    Carroll Ballard also owned the bait and tackle shop located at the sea-ward end of Vence pier. In 1966 I was sort of a pin head in his pier end shop, transfering the dead or dying anchovies from the live bait tank to the salt table.
  303. Done_Deal

    Vacuum Chamber Bags

    They will work but you will be wasting a lot of money. Save the foodsaver bags for foodsaver machines or sell them.
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    fuel life

    X2
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    Drone seen off of Venice and need help Identifying

    Probably someone on the beach screwing with you.
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    Safe to ship pressure cooked jarred fish????

    Just leave a little extra head-space in the jar which will result in a tighter seal.
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    Crystalized Epoxy

    Epoxy will crystallize at low temps is there is so much as a speck of dust in the batch. Just place the container in a hot water bath for a while and it will re-liquefy, just like honey, but it will take longer.
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    Boat cooling system

    Your water pump is shot. Do not run the engine until you replace it.
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    Seaway Boats...How many?

    The original New Del Mar now named the Spitfire.
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    fresh fish trade for canned

    I looked into the retort bags some time ago and came to the conclusion that the added cost / hassle was not worth it. Once you have jars the only incremental cost is lids at 10 cents/per (on sale). We have canned skipjack with some success. The finished product was best used added to...
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    Santa Monica Pier - Lobster TRAPS

    Took a walk to the end of Santa Monica Pier this evening. Noticed quite a few hoop nets and a lot of traps, maybe 15+ traps. I mentioned to one individual that his traps were not legal and that he was risking a large fine but he did not seem to care.
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    Which Bait Tank? Window?

    True
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    My Fuel tank started to leak!!! I need a referral to replace "wellcraft" center conso

    First, make sure it is not a hose or fitting causing the leak. A friend was able to get the original spects for the tank in his Wellcraft 24' Sportsman not too long ago.
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    Question about a small outborad stainless prop

    You will not see any benefit using a SS prop with that engine.
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    Triggerfish skull

    About 40 years ago while in Mulege I cut the mouth out of one and just sliped it over the radio antenna of my van. By the time I returned to the US it was fully dryed. I was able to convince a few people that it was an asshole with teeth.:frehya2:
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    Parking in Marina del Rey for week in August

    When leaving your rig at the MDR launch ramp area you must purchase a ticket for the number of days the rig will be parked and you must also call the number and leave a message identifying the rig and number of days. CRITICAL: Place the receipt on your dash so that it is visible or you will...
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    MDR Bait and Buddhist

    Why didn't you go to the other side of the channel. They might have had the bait you were looking for.
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    MDR Halibut Derbt reults?

    I looked all over for the results, even on the MDRA derby website, to no avail. They may be too embarrassed to list the results as I heard they only had 80 entrants.
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    ripped out trim tab

    If your tab came off due to rough water I would suspect the installation is very poor. Under no circumstances should any sea conditions cause a trim tab to come loose. You should reinstall the other side also.
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    Boat Parking Question

    No. With the power mover your pivot point will be the inside wheel, ie: you can make a 90 degree turn. Mine is bit longer than yours ( always wanted to say that) and I am able to enter a 12' wide opening from a 12' wide driveway.
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    How do you take a dump in a little skiff surrounded by big boats ?

    Just moter over to the closest MLPA and let go.
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    Honda 50hp. Water pump

    dry
  323. Done_Deal

    Airmar P66 to Furuno 600L

    I thought the P66 was the standard transom mount for the 600L.
  324. Done_Deal

    Real estate advise

    X2
  325. Done_Deal

    Halibut Derby - Nobody showed up

    Went down to Marina del Rey at 5:00am this morning to watch the Halibut Derby activity. What a let down. The launch ramp area was all but deserted. Someone told me that there was only 80 entrants in the event.
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    SHARK

    What a shame. There is no reason to kill this fish except for some dumbshit to fool himself into thinking he is a great warrior.
  327. Done_Deal

    Buying a boat for Baja

    Look at the 19' and 20' Baja Bayrunners
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    WANTED: Swordfish Bills

    If you contact commercial stick boats you will have better luck getting some.
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    Bait caster- spectra or mono or?

    Since this is a surf fishing thread it stands to reason that your line will be in contact with sand/grit. This alone should eliminate the use of any braid.
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    Couple of Upgrades

    Your wife appears to be quite a craftsman. Nice looking projects.
  331. Done_Deal

    Seasquirt Rebuild

    I had the earlier version (1980) of this boat. Loved it. Put over 1200 hours on the engine, mostly in Baja.
  332. Done_Deal

    Need advice VHF Antenna to buy?

    One of the best antennas for the money is the Shakespeare Galaxy, a bit over a $100.
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    What keeps you coming back to BD?

    Saluki's avatars
  334. Done_Deal

    Driving straight to Cabo

    I have done a lot of night driving in Baja. My trick is to get behind a large truck or bus whick eliminates most of the risk.
  335. Done_Deal

    Fish Tornado

    From: http://earthsky.org/earth/underwater-fish-tornado-off-baja-california [/IMG]
  336. Done_Deal

    TIP OF THE WEEK - Sportboat Etiquette

    If current DMV counter people were required to work for tips they would all starve to death.
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    TIP OF THE WEEK - Sportboat Etiquette

    You asshole, I was eating my dinner when I saw this. That's ugly with or without the stitches.
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    TIP OF THE WEEK - Sportboat Etiquette

    I have not spent allot of time on party boats in the past 40 years but these tip rates seem way excessive.
  339. Done_Deal

    possibility of Melton's leaving Kalifornia

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  340. Done_Deal

    Boston Whaler 205 to Catalina

    Just pick your days. I have taken the Done Deal to SBI and beyond in good weather.
  341. Done_Deal

    avalon water quality

    Just applies to Avalon and adjacent. No problem eating fish, even from Avalon. Just don't go swimming.
  342. Done_Deal

    Coast Guard member killed by Drug Runners

    The HALIBUT is based out of Marina del Rey. This CG crew has brought many Mexican orgin pangas into Marina del Rey. I suspect that in the future the Halibut will contine to bring more pangas into MDR but with fewer panga crews.
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    Boat Repossession

    Unless there has been a recent change in the law, if the lender (of a real property loan) proceeds with a judicial foreclosure (as opposed to a trustee's sale) it can obtain a deficiency judgment.
  344. Done_Deal

    Need somebody to ID this boat term

    That would be my guess.
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    Foodsaver

    X2
  346. Done_Deal

    L.A. Area beaches near 10fwy I can hit before/after work.?.?

    The entire area between Santa Monica pier and Venice pier is productive.
  347. Done_Deal

    I'm so pissed I can't sleep 1:15 am

    Last year California Competition Works (www.demooner.com) had these lights.
  348. Done_Deal

    New Del Mar is back in action

    Just an FYI - the New Del Mar is back running after being in drydock for a month for a repower.
  349. Done_Deal

    Seaway Roll-Call

    The original New Del Mar, now named Spitfire is a Seaway.
  350. Done_Deal

    Top water halibut

    Super video. Looks like Pacific Halibut. What kind of camera is that - seems to be a great halibut attractor :).
  351. Done_Deal

    1 less 900 lb seal eater in Dana Point

    The flesh of any shark that is not immediately bleed and iced is not going to be worth a shit. All the talk of the meat not going to waste as a way to justify killing these large sharks is just pure BS. These people are just trophy hunters - killing the shark just for a photo.
  352. Done_Deal

    Redondo Special...Not so Special Today

    It is unlikely that Larry sells to the Buddhists at Redondo. He does his Buddhist sales out of his MDR location. Since the sales to Buddhists are much more profitable than supplying the boats it is no wonder that the Redondo fleet does not get his utmost attention.
  353. Done_Deal

    Red LEDs at Night to the Offshore Grounds

    They are mostly used inside cabins. Even if mounted above decks the amount of light they provide should not be enough to be confused for a nav light.
  354. Done_Deal

    Who wants to can my fish

    PM sent.
  355. Done_Deal

    ***PLEASE READ AND ACT IMMEDIATELY - ULTRA IMPORTANT***

    Thanks for the heads-up. Emails and voice mails sent.
  356. Done_Deal

    Honda outboard repair

    Specialty Marine X3
  357. Done_Deal

    4 MORE MOTORS, AT LEAST, LAST NIGHT!

    What size of engines are on the boats they are stealing?
  358. Done_Deal

    4 MORE MOTORS, AT LEAST, LAST NIGHT!

    You just convinced me to give up on ever towing my boat to Mexico.
  359. Done_Deal

    What anchor for inshore/harbor

    The Bruce or its clone, the Claw, are great all around anchors. Just use a trip line attached to the crown so you don't have to donate any more to sea gods.
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    Do you have a 17-20' boat and want a $100 West Marine gift card?

    How about this. 19' 1" X 7' 3" Boat, motor, trailer, full fuel ice, tackle = 3,500 pounds on the nose.
  361. Done_Deal

    South of the Domes Kayak Style (Video)

    If you had those things trying to eat your ass you would show some life too.
  362. Done_Deal

    08-03-12 Requium for a Lightweight

    Does BD have a translate utility?
  363. Done_Deal

    Marina Del Rey - Any fuel docks open earlier than 7am?

    Marina del Rey Bait opens at 5:00am daily. On your left as you are leaving. (310)822-DOCK.
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    28' center console and quad stolen, two held up @ gunpoint @ Las Arenas

    You can create stats to support any point of view but these stats are really pushing the envelope, but what else would one expect from a Rotarian :rofl:. "•Mexico murder rate per 100,000 is 15, while New Orleans is 52." Comparing an entire country with a tiny crime ridden hot spot is like...
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    Deep cycle sufficient for cranking?

    I can easily crank a Honda 90hp with a group 24 deep cycle.
  366. Done_Deal

    PLEASE HELP! Engine trouble- make $ help me with a tow 400$

    Not quite correct. One would need to calculate and deduct for the fuel cost, typically over $200 for a twin diesel.
  367. Done_Deal

    marine grade hardwoods

    Yes there are. Google "marine lumber los angeles" and see what comes up.
  368. Done_Deal

    Back Up set of Magnetic Tow Lights only $9.99

    Dam. Did not look at the date. Why do people resurrect old posts?
  369. Done_Deal

    Back Up set of Magnetic Tow Lights only $9.99

    Where did you find the "in store coupon". I was not able to locate it.
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    DEFINITIONS FOR ALL THE NOOBS OUT THERE

    What's a NOOBS :)
  371. Done_Deal

    Hitch advise

    The spects are good.
  372. Done_Deal

    Marina Del Rey Twilight Fishing?

    Last Sunday I overheard two of the captains talking and it seems that they have been doing very good on the sand and calico bass.
  373. Done_Deal

    Honda generators

    Try Specialty Marine in oxnard.
  374. Done_Deal

    trailer position

    Follow Reel 007's advice and you will be OK.
  375. Done_Deal

    Weirdest critter ever

    http://www.wimp.com/creaturecaught/
  376. Done_Deal

    Which Marine GPS is Best?

    Garmin is best known for GPS. You need to look at the chart types available and buy a machine that will display the one you like.
  377. Done_Deal

    Doris Peters, RIP

    Received this via email: Doris Peters, Chief Galley Girl and wife of Roy Peters, long time owners of the City Of Redondo died in her sleep today at 83.. Known to tens of thousands of fishermen, feared by dozens of pinheads, deckhands, and future Captains, Doris was a legend in her own time...
  378. Done_Deal

    Santa Monica Bay Anchovies

    A better question is; Why are you asking about anchovies in Santa Monica Bay in an offshore reports forum.
  379. Done_Deal

    SMB 3/10/12 on Split Decision

    Looks like your dad got a new fisheye lens.
  380. Done_Deal

    Fuel polishing... (gasoline)?

    Diesel polishing - yes, gasoline polishing - ?
  381. Done_Deal

    All you can eat crab

    SORRY - JUST GOT WORD THAT ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED.................
  382. Done_Deal

    Donation Fish

    Sarah, you took the quote out of context. In the post that I was replying to (and which was quoted in my post) the poster stated that he had paid 75 cents per pound to have the fish processed after which he donated the fish. The posted went on to say that his CPA advised him that deducting...
  383. Done_Deal

    I am a SALSA BANDIT victim............

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  384. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

    Very Good
  385. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

  386. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

    This is a no-brainer. The cost incurred to donate was 75 cents per pound. The 75 cents/pound fee incurred is deductable. The fish, having no commercial value, is not deductable.
  387. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

    The activity he was busted for was selling sport caught fish in California. This applies to sport caught fish imported to California. Get it now?
  388. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

    What makes you think you can LEGALLY donate it for a tax write-off.
  389. Done_Deal

    Can't sell your catch

    When someone works for government (being paid by the citizens) they should be held to a higher standard in obeying of the law. In this case, the "higher standard" is being publicly outed as a scofflaw.
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    How long to thaw

    From the time the fish are offloaded from the boat, how long does it usually take for: 1. a 100 pound tuna to thaw enough to be able to clean it? 2. a 200 pound tuna to thaw enough to be able to clean it? Fish are likely being transported, and kept, in the covered bed of a pickup until...
  391. Done_Deal

    DFG Ticket For Halibut Fillet

    If you can't read and understand the regs then you shouldn't be fishing. X2
  392. Done_Deal

    Toughest built 22ft centre console fishing boat

    I think hre meant to imply that a cabin would help keep green water coming in over the bow.
  393. Done_Deal

    PROGRESSIVES WORKING OVERTIME!

    After reading this thread I think I know who the real asshole is.
  394. Done_Deal

    MDR Bait

    MDR Bait (MDR Sportfishing) had some good looking dines on Sunday. Their number is 310-822-3625.
  395. Done_Deal

    New Honda 150

    Just follow the owners manual.
  396. Done_Deal

    opinions on Seafoam

    Works great as a carb cleaner.
  397. Done_Deal

    Line rating for a 20# stick?

    Depends how skilled you are and what type of line you are going to use. Highly skilled, mono - 20-40 Farmer John, spectra - 15-25
  398. Done_Deal

    floatation foam

    Whatever method, billet or pour, make sure you use closed cell polyurethane with a minimum of 2lb/cf density. If you pour, plan-plan-plan ahead. This stuff is a PITA to work with but will provide the best result if done right. Billet or pour - wrap and seal in heavy plastic.
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    Clockwise vs. Counterclockwise Question....

    You will need torque, not HP, to achieve this. http://www.rbbi.com/folders/prop/propcalc.htm
  400. Done_Deal

    Fewer and fewer tackle shops

    The old Culver City location is currently undergoing a transition into a high end very expensive Italian Restaurant and man cave/club. Should be open in a couple of months.
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    Fewer and fewer tackle shops

    I do not remember a Porter's Tackle on Venice at Bagley/Main Street and I would since I worked on Main and lived on Bagley from 1965 to 1975 and continued to monitor the area for another 10 years as I owned real estate there. I do remember Carroll Ballard and in fact I used to help him salt...
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    Fewer and fewer tackle shops

    In the West Los Angeles area, with the expected closing of Purfields, we will be down to one independent tackle shop, Lincoln-Pico. In the not too distant past we had five independents to chose from. Lincoln-Pico, Purfields, Bob Sporting Goods, Tackle Busters and Strikers, in addition to the...
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    fuel treayment

    Just what Chevron station is selling gas without ethenol?
  404. Done_Deal

    Navy Week ship tours

    Went to San Pedro Saturday to tour the War Ships. The Carrier and Mine Sweeper were interesting however the Cruiser was AWESOME. It was a big surprise to me that the Cruiser tour included the combat control room and the bridge. The combat control room, maybe 20' X 20', dark, bathed in blue...
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    Mystery Fish

    Salima. Were common in MDR 20 years ago.
  406. Done_Deal

    Striping line off reels

    Bought a Swifty line winder when they first came out. Its one of those "why didn't I think of that" products. Has worked flawlessly for years.
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    Bait Pump Question

    If you have a centrifical pump the pump should be mounted below the waterline with the intake hose not exceeding the height of the pump intake port.
  408. Done_Deal

    License Plate on Trailer

    SHE is going to kick your ass..........
  409. Done_Deal

    Who Makes A Quality Back-Up Camera

    I use a VR3 from Roadmaster. Inexpensive and works well, as long as there is not alot of 2.4gh (bluetooth) transmissions nearby.
  410. Done_Deal

    redondo (bullshit) sportfishing

    Since you live so close why not try the New Del Mar out of Marina Del Rey. Even if the fishing sucks you will have a good time. Only $39 and free parking.
  411. Done_Deal

    Bait Pump Size

    The 25 gallon tank that I built is fed via a 800 GPH, 3" run and it will keep almost anything alive for days. The trick is to have a lot of water flow with minimal current. My supply is evenly distributed the entire height of the tank and is aimed at a 45 degree angle at a side wall. BTW...
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    DFG Phone Survey

    "Call me paraniod" I won't, but I will call you paranoid. This is a survey conducted by a data collection agency based in San Diego under contract to Cal DFG. This survey is conducted each year and has been for the last 15+ years. It is the phone version of the DFG launch ramp surveys...
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    Mary D. Hume built 1881

    The Betty-O out of Marina del Rey Sportfishing may beat the Mary D. Hume's record. Built as a Catalina Island excursion boat for Wrigley I think it went into service in 1923. http://www.bettyosportfishing.com/
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    MDR Bait Dock

    Normal size anchovies. I like fishing light tackle.
  415. Done_Deal

    MDR Bait Dock

    Had a few hours free this morning decided to pop the cherry on my 2011 fishing license. Went down to the MDR Sportfishing bait dock. Using live anchovies for bait, in about 3 hours I caught 1 short WSB, 1 short halibut, 1 short kelp bass, 1 legal sand bass and a bunch of mackerel. I was...
  416. Done_Deal

    Selling your catch

    I would love to see the tax code/reg to backup your statement. A few of my friends and I researched this issue a few years back. We were not able to find anything on point and came to the conclusion that yes, you can take a deduction but the deduction would be $0 as the "market value" of...
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    U.S. watercraft fired-on by Mexican Navy?!?...Is this true?

    So what are really trying to tell us is that is a photo of you in your avatar!!!!
  418. Done_Deal

    Which 1/2 day boat in LA area do you recommend?

    If you want your newbies to have a good time, New Del Mar out of MDR.
  419. Done_Deal

    MDR Launch Ramp Ticket

    It's easier to skim when the transactions are all cash.
  420. Done_Deal

    Which Flush Mount Rod Holder Set-Up Do You Have?

    When I built the Done Deal one of my requirements was to make everything as maintenance free as possible. Lee's SS rod holders were the best I could find.
  421. Done_Deal

    20 yr old boat Baja "comprehensive" insurance??

    Mr C, Did they give you a reason why they declined the comprehensive insurance?
  422. Done_Deal

    Pro-grade vacuum sealer in LA area?

    Lots of commercial restraunt supply companies in the LA area. Prepare to spend $1,500 +- for a pro grade chamber sealer.
  423. Done_Deal

    WARNING To SoCal boaters and fish!

    Now THAT is friggin funny..........
  424. Done_Deal

    Cast/Throw Nets????

    Illegal in So California, Illegal for non-coop members to use in Mexico.
  425. Done_Deal

    Filleting In the Harbor

    Dumping fish parts in most harbors is generally prohibited.
  426. Done_Deal

    A Command Performance Fish Report

    Adolphs Bad Day... Video
  427. Done_Deal

    licence to operate a boat!

    Absolutely
  428. Done_Deal

    How long does it take a Bluefin to swim 40 miles??

    It depends. When they bite 6 pound test it seems like 3 seconds..............
  429. Done_Deal

    puerto escondido, baja questions???

    I have not been there since it burned down but here is there website: Tripui Resort
  430. Done_Deal

    Chuck Garrison RIP

    Just heard the Chuck Garrison passed away due to a heart attack.
  431. Done_Deal

    boat lunch near LJ?

    My "sugastion" is that you learn to use a spell checker.
  432. Done_Deal

    Constitution and the Todos Santos closure

    The first time your navy snags one of these boats and tows it into Ensenada you will not have this problem anymore.
  433. Done_Deal

    Ensenada area, other boats shut down and told to split

    Another know-it-all playing with half a deck. You are the one who should do the homework prior to letting your fingers do your talking. While the passengers aboard the "sportboat" are not engaged in a commercial activity, the sportboat and its crew are. If you are willing to do your...
  434. Done_Deal

    Ensenada area, other boats shut down and told to split

    Not questionable in the least. They are all commercial business.
  435. Done_Deal

    Ensenada area, other boats shut down and told to split

    You have just failed geography 101. Mexico is located on the North American Continent, along with Canada and the United States.
  436. Done_Deal

    Is it safe in mexico?

    If you have to ask "is it safe" for you it is not.
  437. Done_Deal

    What do I name my new boat?

    BAIT BOAT
  438. Done_Deal

    luhr Jenson krocodile

    Here is where I would ask: Luhr Jensen - - Krocodile
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    Whale Meat for eats?

    The fine is the least of their worries. Jail time and the possible loss of their lease are options.
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    Commercial lobster gear washing ashore...

    So, open the trap, dump the lobster on the beach, and then - catch them by hand....
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    Hoop Lights?

    If you go to gun shows in So California you can get the waterproof lights from California Competition Works.
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    not a yellow but just as much fun

    I was thinking the same thing
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    Is Your Seafood Harvested by Slaves?

    How can I got ahold of that job broker. I would like to "hire" a deck hand.
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    Is Your Seafood Harvested by Slaves?

    It would be great if you could video the various processing methods and make the videos available on your site.
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    Boat Fire MDR last night?

    The boat exploded and burned. Pretty hard to jump into the dingy if you are part of the shrapnel exiting the explosion.
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    Fishing without a license?

    Boyfriend will pay for it one way or another.
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    How many BD'ers have a license, and what tonnage?

    I would suspect that you may be held to a higher standard and therefore your potential liability could be greater.
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    MDR Launch Ramp area under siege again.

    MDR Launch Ramp area under siege again. Once again the LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors has issued an RFP for the redevelopment of parcels 49 and 77. Parcel 49 is the launch ramp. Here is the RFP: http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/BandH/RFP/RFPparcel49and77-100109.pdf While...
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    Clowns free gaff 750# mako

    100% unmitigated assholes.
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    this is my quick intro - let the blood flow !

    "STFU". You obviously have a speech impediment.
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    Phone service through Time Warner - beware

    In trying to fulfill a promise to take a friend fishing I had been trying unsuccessfully to reach her via telephone. She just moved from Brentwood 90049 to Santa Monica 90401, less than 3 miles apart . I finally had to leave a written note on her door. Here is part of an email I received from...
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    ROLAND MARTIN and TOMMY GOMES

    Is there a web site where I could download this show, or watch it over streaming video?
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    MDR & Palisades Report

    Please fly a big flag warning people to stay away "IDIOTS ON BOARD"
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    What is a good size Thresher or Mako to keep?

    Almost correct. They have their things (2) hanging down. They are called claspers. I believe the best size shark to take is the smallest that will serve your purpose. Remember that the yield on a shark is vastly superior to a fish. As to the poster (?? fisherman) that stated sizes that...
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    make bait(sardines)

    I think your advise should be invisible, just like your "invisable boat"
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    30lb Halibut on Local 3/4-Day run

    Very impressive report. How long does it take you to put a report like this together?
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    VHF antenna choice...

    Can't go wrong with a Shakespear Galaxy series. Larger/stronger internal elements are the reason for the higher price.
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    Which SS Prop for Honda OB, fishing boat?

    1999 and prior used Mercury lower ends. I second the Stilleto. I am running a 13 1/4 X 15 on my 2000 Honda 90.
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    Dude catches 900 lb Blue Fin Tuna Solo!!

    Only $8,400 fopr a 900 pound bluefin. Proof that proper handling is what raises the value. This fish would have probably brought in over $50,000 if spiked, bled and iced.
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    Boater's World Going out of Business

    I priced a few items Thursday 30-50% off and they were still higher than what I pay from other sources.
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    Loser site dogging out fishermen

    Where have all you people been............ Wet pussys have always been the best bait.
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    Lobster Buoy LED lights

    I built the boat from Tracy O'Brians "Predator" plans. TracyObrien.com
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    Lobster Buoy LED lights

    Thanks for the offer Frank but I need to get my own boat wet.
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    WON is talking SQUID in S.M. Bay, ...

    Skip, They have been making squid in the Bay for a month.
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    Lobster Buoy LED lights

    Just thinking about going fishing. Blew a blood vessel in my right eye, had laser surgery today for it. Currently the vision in that eye sucks. Major incentive to get my blood pressure down.
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    Lobster Buoy LED lights

    Came across these waterproof battery powered LED light sticks. Haven't used them yet but looks promising. http://www.demooner.com/prodtype.asp?PT_ID=53&strPageHistory=cat
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    Lobster Buoy LED lights

    Came across these waterproof battery powered LED light sticks. Haven't used them yet but looks promising. http://www.demooner.com/prodtype.asp?PT_ID=53&strPageHistory=cat
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    Echo Park Being Drained?

    Drove by it a couple of weeks ago and it did look low.
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    Knife Sharpening; Lansky vs. Spiderco

    I have been sharpening blades of various types for over 40 years. For most of that time I used oil stones, freehand for knife blades and with guides for jointer blades and the like. For jointer and plane blades I now use the "scary sharp" method which utilizes a plate glass base and various...
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    Coast Guard launched Deepwater

    No need to make it bigger. Just sit on the scoop and hold on to the rod (not your rod, the one on the scoop). Happy Holidays Frank
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    First post MDR report

    Congratulations on the nice catch.
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    Panga on Crack!!!

    Very nice. What was the original hull. It does not appear to be a panga style hull due to the amount of deadrise at the stern and straight shear deck. Your performance numbers of 32 knots is outstanding. What prop are you running? / WOT RPM?
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    I've had it!!!!!

    Every boat dealer has extra trailers. You should be able to find one who will rent you one.
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    I've had it!!!!!

    And pissing the guy off by posting this is going to get you better service from him???
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    Building a boat this summer...

    What plans are you using?
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    Trailer Hub Question

    I have read that the downside to the oil based systems is that if a leak occurs then the oil drains out and one looses lubrication quickly as opposed to grease which will continue to lubricate.
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    Are fishing websites

    Absolutely. In addition to the widespread publicizing of a hot bite affecting all species, the shark population is being especially hard hit. It is my belief that the majority of sharks being taken are being done so primarily for the photo op with the web offering the opportunity to brag on...
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    concerned about mr. T >Handmade for ?? fisherman.

    I would suggest that if the fish is brought to shore whole and posed for photos there is a very good chance the "hype" overshadows all else. Threshers, like all fish, and especially sharks need to be processed ASAP to maintain quality. I will be the first to admit that I am somewhat anal...
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    Chart Orientation

    North up
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    mileage chart with hours

    Back in about 1974 I did Mulege to Los Angeles in 15 hours which included a secondary stop at the border. This was towing a 12' fiberglass boat with a 1972 Dodge van. Typical stupidity of a 22 year old kid.
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    Does anyone know a cheap place to get a dive cert?

    LA County. It was the first certification agency and I was recently told it is still considered the best.
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    poachers

    If you are fishing with a commercial license you dam well know that the area is protected.
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    Opinion

    Frank, While you have everything apart you should build a fresh water flush out system.
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    Lunar Eclipse

    The eclipse took place at 4:30PM PST (not observable on the West Coast).
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    Honda Repower

    I agree with your recommendation of Specialty Marine. Great customer service.
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    Kicker size question

    Ranchero, The only downside I see regarding the fixed bracket vs. a good quality spring loaded adjustable one is when trailering. The adjustable bracket is able to bring the engine weight up close to the transom eliminating leverage induced torque while bouncing along on the road. I do not...
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    Upgrading to disc brakes

    Champion now carries Kodiac Disk Brakes.
  488. Done_Deal

    Allcoast Sold!

    As did my "constructive criticism" reply to his post.
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    HUGE THANKS TO WARPDRIVE

    :notworthy Hay cuz, congrats on the praise........:notworthy Noticed that you changed your avatar - finally learned how to use photoshop to make it appear that you caught something!! :rofl: :rofl:
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    PETA IS BULLSHIT - THE MOVIE

    PETA is Bullshit - BREAK.com
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    BRITTNEY SPEARS

    egotastic.com
  492. Done_Deal

    Rpt: Albacore Mercury Levels

    Old News Untitled Document
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    Boat Seizures in Loreto

    I checked on this issue about 10 years ago and came to the conclusion that yes, it is illegal for a recreational sportfisherman to use a cast net to catch bait.
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    Hali tourney BSB pics

    It get's out about 50 yards of line and........knot in the line..... I wish I could have seen the look on your face!
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    Old fuck gets 5 years probation!

    A very perceptive statement.
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    precision marine hardware's latest product addition

    The question is - what are the squid WRITING?
  497. Done_Deal

    Wed 22nd

    I don't think you were old enough to know who was REALLY the different one in the family!!!!!
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    Water

    T R I M T A B S . . . . .
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    Wed 22nd

    Bloody Decks is a scary place.....
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    17' boat, 3 guys, 110 miles, 36 gallons of fuel = NO FISH

    ... and the vessel needs a Mexican boat permit.
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    WARPDRIVE!!.....

    Much to nice to fish with.
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    Props

    Your goal is matched preformance. I guess it is possible that mis-matched size/weight could provide matched preformance but I would not bet on it. I would bring up the subject with the seller prior to installing the props.
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    corbinasaurus

    Always heard they got up to 8+ pounds but this is the first evidence that I have ever seen. The California State Record is 6 pounds 9 ounces according to the DFG site. Congratulations.
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    Quit Smoking but need help

    I have quit smoking a few times. Currently it has now been 16+ months since my last cigarette. And yes, I still get cravings from time-to-time. I attribute part of my success this time to my recognition that I must treat cigarettes as an alcoholic must treat alcohol. One hit can result in...
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    Age of pilot

    You aught to know better than to believe a Government employee!
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    FOODSAVER QUESTION

    The small bags
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    Howdy Folks, Capt. Skip here ...

    SHIT - its bad enough I get your emails - now I have to read your crap on BD.... Good to see ya
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    Honda mechanic needed

    I have read that it is a $900+ job to clean/rebuild the 4 carbs on my Honda 90.
  509. Done_Deal

    Is this epoxy still good?

    a hot water bath is the best way to restore the epoxy.
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    Honda mechanic needed

    Might be a bit far for you but this guy is a good mechanic and Honda Dealer. Ken Leverich Trade Wind Inflatables 1916 #A Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949-574-8667
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    how the FUCK do you sharpen your knives?

    This site should answer all your questions: http://users.ameritech.net/knives/index.htm
  512. Done_Deal

    furuno 582 or 600L

    The 600 and 582 are discontinued. You might want to see if the replacement models have features that might want.
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    Trailer Hub Question

    I think they help if used correctly.
  514. Done_Deal

    internal antenna under a bimini/isenglass

    Why ask, just try it.
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    FOUR BUCKS A GALLON ?

    What is the exchange rate: FUCKING BUCKS to US Dollars
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    Floscan

    Flowscan = continuous bad news instead of just getting the bad news at trip end when filling up.
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    WTB idiot proof knife sharpening system

    By far the best of the rod guide systems I have found is the EdgePro Apex and Professional rod-guided sharpening systems: http://www.edgeproinc.com/ The EdgePro system does not clamp the blade which allows for longer blades to be sharpened much faster.
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    Building a Center Console, any help?

    Why the SS frame? 100% wood construction would be plenty strong. http://mysite.verizon.net/res1frj8/index.html
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    glass covering patch on deck

    Yes - use epoxy slightly thickened with fumed silica. Go to the System 3 website and download their System 3 handbook. Everything you need to know yo do the job is in it.
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    Ford Van as Tow Vehicle?

    MZIADEH, Thanks for your responses. At most there will be myself and one passenger. Over the next 10 year period I expect to put on less than 15,000 miles, 90% of it towing. That is the primary reason for wanting a used van, just can't see investing more than I have to in something that...
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    Ford Van as Tow Vehicle?

    ZZSDAD I like the versatility of vans. Being able to transport 4X8 sheets of plywood, the security of everything being locked up, camping, etc. I have owned my present 1972 Dodge 1/2 ton van since it was new. It only has 112,000 miles on it but, due to age, it is not up to the task of...
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    Ford Van as Tow Vehicle?

    My rig only weighs 3,500 pounds w/fuel and gear. What engine and axle ratio do you have?
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    Ford Van as Tow Vehicle?

    I am considering replacing my existing tow vehicle (a 1972 Dodge 1/2 ton van) with a 2000 to 2005 Ford E250 3/4 ton van w/5.4 liter gas engine. There seems to be a lot of tow vehicle expertise on this board and would like any opinions using this vehicle as a tow vehicle. The vast majority...
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    Garmin 198c and VHF interference

    I have both read and been told that transmitting with out an antenna will damage the transmitter. To better answer your question I did a Google search on "transmit without antenna" which found the following: http://www.flycom.co.uk/antenna_swr.htm
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    Garmin 198c and VHF interference

    Transmitting without an antenna will likely damage the VHF.
  526. Done_Deal

    Garmin 198c and VHF interference

    Not a damm thing. Boat hasn't been in the water since October.
  527. Done_Deal

    scoops per gallon

    22-25 gallons for the 1st scoop, 12 gallons per additional scoop. The smaller the boat and the rougher the sea conditions (pounding) warrants more gallons per scoop as does multi-day trips.
  528. Done_Deal

    Garmin 198c and VHF interference

    What you describe is generally caused by low voltage/amperage. When you key the radio it gos from using 350ma to 6amps. Its like flushing the toilet while someone is in the shower in a house with skinny pipes. The fix for this is heavier gauge wire.
  529. Done_Deal

    cooking a mantis shrimp?

    Have not tried it myself but have read many posts that state they taste like shit.
  530. Done_Deal

    Damn Christmas lights

    Here is your competition: http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv
  531. Done_Deal

    Trimdicator & Trimtab Upgrade

    Great post with excellent photography.
  532. Done_Deal

    Seal team 7 in Kona

    Don't know who are in the photos but you should be aware that it is not good (I think it is illegal) to publish photos of, or otherwise identify, U.S. Navy Seal Team members.
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    Done Deal Linedrawing

    Sent you a PM
  534. Done_Deal

    Done Deal Linedrawing

    Sure do, to both questions. http://mysite.verizon.net/res1frj8/index.html
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    Done Deal Linedrawing

    Photoshop Linedrawing <img src="http://mysite.verizon.net/res1frj8/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Done_Deal_00.jpg"
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    Transom on Mezr 2ice

    I like it. Of course I'm prejudiced. http://mysite.verizon.net/res1frj8/index.html
  537. Done_Deal

    wood-vs-fiberglass stringer system

    Wood is a great boat building material but is labor intensive. Wood stringer systems should be superior (weight to strength ratio and fatigue resistance) to FRP if the methodology is correct.
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    Westcoaster boats

    I think the Westcoaster series was built by Valco. It was Valco's 1st entry into the saltwater market. Valco's 2nd entry was the Bayrunner series and finally the Bayrunner Baja series. I believe you are correct in that Klamith now owns Valco.
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    MARINA DEL REY LAUNCH SCAM !!!!!!

    If you are going to contest the ticket you will need to deal with the COUNTY OF LA not the CITY.