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    Sublease a slip 36' Elliott Bay or 40' North Marina Everett

    Asking for a friend...how long were you on a waitlist? Or are you just subleasing?
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    2019 parker 2120

    Registration numbers were on the side of the cabin in his other add from a year ago???
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    Reliable lift

    Mine is in the CSR Ballard yard right now. Good guys to deal with so far. Would expect Des Moines guys to be the same. Have you talked with your shipper about the route they plan on taking? Everett was great to work with and plenty of room for a low boy to pull into. Not sure how much room...
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    Transporting Canadian lings and spot prawns by boat?

    I used to do this back in April for my shrimp fix. Not so much this year as the border got shut right when I was ready to go. IF the borders are opened then so long as you don’t throw an anchor it’s a relatively easy process that does not require customs. upon re-entering with the shrimp...
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    Channel your inner female.....

    Ascend is hands down the best view in all of Bellevue. Go for the experience. Know you are going to drop coin. My food experience wasn’t the greatest. It was good mind you. But maybe when you are paying that kind of money i expected jaw dropping. Again for the experience...the...
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    Race for the Blue 2020

    that was my concern. Emailed them in regards to their no refunds policy. They said if border is unable to cross then refund is available. If I “just can’t make it” well that’s a different story. seems like a low number of entry but sort of makes sense as it’s a massive commitment. And back...
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    Race for the Blue 2020

    Saw a thread about the 2019 tournament but nothing about whether or not any BDers gave it a go. If you did...what was the experience like??? It seems like a HUGE commitment, not just on the $$ side of things. But sometimes bold move yield bold results. And yes...I'm entertaining an entrance...
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    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    Just went to the boat. I thought there was NO access to be below the waterline. Turns out there's a perfect spot just below the line so that remains an option.
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    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    Goat...will never go to those Rules again...ever. The worldcat I went to that magentic drive style. It worked flawlessly for the remaining time I owned the boat...it was just loud. Going to head to the boat and see what pump is on it now. The existing transom set up is a crazy system...
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    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    I should also clarify that they are removing the existing through hull to add a scoop style pick up to force water up so that may negate any issues with the cyclone not being able to pick up water.
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    Bait Tank pump recommendation

    Boat is in the yard about to get my new 48 gallon bluewater tank installed. I'm looking at pump options. Randy from Bluewater is recommending the Jabsco Cyclone pump but it's a below the waterline style pump. While it may be a great pump I'm still worried about an air lock AND trying to find...
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    SlapShot is back on Float 12

    I like that program. I’m a few weeks out and a few kts. slower at cruise So might be a first light departure for me. But great you guys broke up cruise time with fish time. You got to fish some relatively untouched rockfish areas. Had to be lights out.
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    Transport company

    I used Associated back in December. Nothing but good things to say about the process.
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    Outriggers- who made these?

    Let me know if you need poles for it. I might be selling my 18' poles with a 1.5" ID opening. I'm in the middle of a puzzle trying to make something else work.
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    Area 4 OPEN

    Ok...next question on the derail...does sekiu have diesel or just gas?
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    Rupp Center outrigger pole

    No. In route to Texas.
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    June Westport Moorage

    If anyone is looking for moorage for the rest of the month in Westport shoot me a pm. My slip is most likely not going to be used by me until the first week of July. I think it's as simple as a note to the marina office.
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    10lbs or count to 80?

    Again. Makes me crazy because all I’ve ever hear was ghat our catch needed to be counted and separate. In a different time I was told you can’t put them in a bait tank until You clean them because the catch wasn’t separate. So I guess now I pop heads And run A separate bucket for each person...
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    For Sale Rupp center rigger

    One post...that sort of scares the hell out of me.
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    10lbs or count to 80?

    From the regs... ”One daily limit in fresh form. Any additional shellfish in possession must be in a frozen or processed form that clearly distinguishes them from that day’s limit.” and I’m not being an ass...serious because the plan was to stay on the boat and shrimp for a couple days up north...
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    10lbs or count to 80?

    Wait what?...the F.... guess I’ve rolled dirty in the past. I’ve always tossed heads And I’m pretty sure I’ve shrimped in June before. What am I supposed to do if I go back to back days? Keep heads or once processed form...I’m ok without the heads?
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    For Sale Rupp center rigger

    Rupp center outrigger for sale. Pole only. No base. 1.5 inch base. 16’from end to the top of the tip. Will ship out of Washington state. Asking $250.00
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    Secured a set today.
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    Rupp Center outrigger pole

    Next to impossible to take a good picture extended. Three pieces, two collars and a tip 16’ Rupp center outrigger Overall length. Pole only, do not have a base. Looks to fit an 1.5 ID base. Pole typically retails over $500. Asking $250 as it’s older and shows some wear.
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    Anybody seen these halibut days starting June 18th?

    Push for sometime in July NOT June. I have a bait tank to install and some exhaust risers to get done. 😂😂😂
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    Ace Pot Puller Wiring

    My ace held up for years. Think I just had it on the same circuit as my downrigger with nothing special other than the 30 amp fuse. Probsbly not the right way to dot it...but it worked. And I will agree with you guys that there are might be better options but the reason the ACE has seen...
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    Etec’s toast....

    You better order some online tonight before amazon or domo figure out how to bump their pricing tomorrow morning.
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    Etec’s toast....

    Going to be interesting. XD100 was liquid gold before. If supply runs down it’s going to hit the black market for triple the price per gallon. Loved my ETECs. Changed the way the defiance ran and hands down had more pick up than any other 220ex that was running around back then. They were...
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    My turn: garage sale with bigger items... (Downriggers and pot puller)

    you’ll be second in line if toomanyhobbies doesn’t grab it from me.
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    Fiberglass Live Bait Tank

    Of course....a week after I have one being made. looks like its Made by the offshore people
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    My turn: garage sale with bigger items... (Downriggers and pot puller)

    Ok Duramax has the rule... soundbite has the downrigger cables. Eldplanko got the puller and the rebuild kit.
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    MA1-3 Open for Bottomfish

    I caught this too. Based a 3 day shrimp trip on the original table we all saw...then realized they’re gonna shut it down for a couple of days on the actual official release.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    I have dive gear and a knife. I really really really dont want to ever have to resort to that.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    Yeah everyone stay away from the Seattle area too. It’s rookie manauvering time on the shrimp grounds for me With the new boat. I Don’t feel like running over pots so the more people that stay home the better.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    This shit boggles my mind. MA8-11 down to a one day opener...on a Thursday. you can’t even dream this shit up.
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    PM me the details. Again the rods themselves need a 1.5 base and be in the 24 foot range. I can't tell by the picture but a lot of the length of yours loo like they are in the housing/mounting brackets which I don't need.
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    Just going to use them to fly big UW flags at the game because I've heard there would be no need to use them for trolling for tuna...because there are no tuna in Washington
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    Who was looking for reel/rod donations?

    I can't remember who was looking for reel and rod donations...or if I even read it here or if it was somewhere else. I was cleaning the garage and I have some older penn reels and might have a rod or two to donate to the cause.
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    WTB 22-26 ft outriggers

    Just did my measurements yesterday.. I’m going to need the 24-26 range to make it worth the money. The setback on the 18s that I have mean I need more like 6 feet to translate into 3 feet of actual spread with.
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    patrick. sorry but not gonna work. The kickback angle of the fixed mounts means I don’t really gain anything if I ad a foot or two over my 18’ ones. I almost need 24-26 footers to make a difference in the spread
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    Ok can you confirm length and base. Waiting on an estimate from the guys in Florida who did the poles originally can then decide what route I’m gonna take.
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    Yeah like that but I don’t need the bases as mine are integrated into the boat. if You want to break them up pm me a quote and maybe we can work something out. Have a line on another but it’s east coast. You just don’t see double or single spreaders out here too much and I’m going to roll the...
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    WTB 22-26 ft outriggers

    Let me know if you have any 22-26ft outriggers with a 1.5 base that you are looking to get rid of AND WILLING TO SHIP TO WASHINGTON. looking to just get something a little longer than the ones I currently have. NOT looking for ultra expensive carbon fiber stuff.
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    WTB...22ft outriggers

    If any of you see any 22-26 foot outriggers for sale...or have any for sale...let me know. im not looking for the $4,000 carbon fiber style. Just something a little longer than what I have. must have 1.5 inch base.
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    1998 Bounty 293 Pilothouse – Kraken

    That was quick. She staying in middle earth or headed out west?
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    2 sea anchors

    I feel like I need one big one. Did you ever throw them out?
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    Off topic. Used jet ski recommendations

    I had a co worker ask me about used jet skis for her family to use on the lake. That’s completely out of my wheelhouse of knowledge but I told her I would ask around to see if anyone could offer up any ideas on the subject. Is there anything that’s a viable sit down style jet ski that can be...
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    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    There was a good video posted on YouTube explaining things. Take this as completely bias a fishermen who isn't going to pretend I know everything about everything. But at this point (according to the video), they have 4 million dollars of Federal funding which was separate from a different...
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    Cannon swivel mount w/rod holder

    Sorry...thought I marked these as sold. Item is sold.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    I guess that’s what I meant...word on the street of the 16th. Would be nice to know if it’s been squashed or not. if it does come to fruition... for you boys that have to launch...god be with you. Think that basically means Everett or Tacoma For you to roll out.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    What kind of cryptic shit is that???
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    FREE Beware this scammer!

    and since I’m the internet police...he pulled that ad and reposted under badcompany99 fucking some people
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    WTB Half Tote

    I have one you could borrow if you just want to check sizing and such. Not using it right at the moment so if you want it for a few weeks for design you are more than welcome to come grab it.
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    FREE Beware this scammer!

    No dog in this hunt...but dude just posted another ad on tht for an avet. more than anything I just hate people that post nothing but ads.
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    To everyone getting on the water today...

    No fishing today but got an hour in my happy place after work.
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    Let the games begin

    You guys have them balanced out...or just prettied up with prop speed?
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    Cheapest fuel?

    Complete disbelief. Everett was at $2.74 so an extra $282 to fill up there...or make a run south before heading back through the locks to get her in her new slip. it actually penciled and gave me the warm and fuzzies for my run to the coast. Now have made multiple 50+ mile runs with zero issues.
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    Cheapest fuel?

    diesel on the water at Des Moines was $1.74 Friday. I’ve never been happier to drop 282 gallons of fuel in a boat.
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    22’ Glasply repower opinions please

    This goes way back to my 2009 defiance so research it to see if you can find info on your years You are choosing between. back in the day Defiance put the f150 or f200 on the 220ex. The f150 was actually rated at about 165ish and was lighter than the 200 that ran a little under 200hp. The 200...
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    Dungeness Crab, area 11

    Of course shrimp is open, but probably 9am to 1pm just one day like we typically get for MA11....right???
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    Getting the boat set up...

    1)Good job on the neoprene. I think minimum age on the inflatables is 16 years old. Double check me...but I’m 89.7% sure I argued with my kids over this fact a time or two. 2) rudnicks are the guys for the rodholders...but you are trying to get this done right in the middle of when everyone...
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    Dungeness Crab, area 11

    Haven't crabbed the southern part of hood canal for 10 years because it became a ghost town (South like Happy Hollow area). 1997-2000 you could let a pot sit for 30 minutes and have a limit. There was no commercial pressure in this area and lots of talk about oxygenation of the...
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    And there's the record!

    Mark me as ready.
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    Let the games begin

    Well next haul out I know who I’m calling. I half assed waxed mine while it was out. Had no idea what I was doing but I wasn’t dealing with a lot of oxidation. meguars flagship premium marine wax...and a buffer my detailers gave me that spins traditionally but sort of moves up and down so I...
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    WTB Drift sock or sea anchor

    Looking for a large drift sock or sea anchor for my Carolina classic. boat is 25,000 lbs...so the bigger tube better. pm me witch what you have. Would need to be able to ship to Washington state.
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    Dungeness Crab, area 11

    am I reading that correctly that they are authorized up to 37,500 lbs of crab?? Please tell me I’m reading incorrectly.
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    Oil bath hubs

    and on edit... thought you were asking what style... not what brand. I couldn’t remember if you paid me. I just liked the clear so you could see through it. You would know instantly if you had water intrusion issues. And I don’t think the see-though thing is a popular opinion....
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    Oil bath hubs

    I’ve had bearing buddies style, oil bath and vault sealed units. bearing buddies were on a lighter trailer. Just pumped in grease every once in a while. never had any problems Oil bath on the defiance 220ex trailer. Never had an issue and liked that I could see if there was a problem...
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    Anything on Halibut yet?

    I guess my bigger question is do we know the habits of the halibut for a July fishery? I mean I know June we’ve found them where they normally are at but what happens later in the summer if it goes down that road?
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    New set of rod holders

    I will stick it a little closer to the shoreline. and the inserts came with the rod holders.
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    FREE Beware this scammer!

    Now Tuna Assault on THT. Added to browncar‘s comment and on his other for sale.
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    2020 Shrimp season

    :imdumb: well if 2020 keeps on rolling more like.. One day...Massive tide swing. Open same day as halibut. Limit 60. Hours 9-12 and in the peak of the tidal movement.
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    Fishing closure statewide

    Not feeling very excited that I just paid my annual Moorage at Westport last month. Dont think there’s a refund on that. And god help us this weekend that Washingtonians stay put at home and not flood every public venue out there or we are going to see another conference with an extension yet...
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    Fishing closure statewide

    I pulled out of Everett and right in front of me was the coast guard. Thought at first they were blocking the entrance...but they were just on there way out to do drills I guess. and to completely derail this thread and bring hope that we will all be on the water soon...And for those that have...
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    Fishing closure statewide

    I am correct in saying we can still go boating...right? the coast guard didn’t bother me last week on my solo test run. Then again I was coming out of a marina...not launching the boat. ignorance is bliss but not an excuse...I just haven’t read where they’ve banned having the boat on the...
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    Best offer. 40 ocean yacht sportfish

    2:38 am...I hope so. With the tiara also up for sale, I think it’s me and the bertram as the only bd family with twin diesel screws...unless I’m missing someone.
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    New wiring on TJ - diagram

    I'm no expert...but here's my 2 cents. 1) I don't know length of run so you'll need that to determine wire size. 2) BEP makes battery distribution switches with integrated ACR just an easier install IMHO 3) Make sure you buy the correct fuse boxes that can handle the max load of everything...
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    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Glad you are doing better. This stuff is getting to me. Doing the right thing sucks ass. our dealership service department is considered essential but I made the tough call to lay off 40 employees including myself for two weeks to try to get over the hump. But I’m watching other businesses...
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    Westport crab pot setup

    Do you use the weighted doors or will the regular ones work ok? I hate to say that I want to keep it inexpensive but I just have this feeling my pots are gonna disappear. and from the looks of it... we can’t store them on the docks of our slip either?
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    Westport crab pot setup

    Well I miss the days of the nisqually 7 1/2-8”ers but at this point I would be happy with any crab.
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    Westport crab pot setup

    Well as I’m getting near rounding the corner with Turn N Burn To put her in her slip, it brings up the idea of crabbing out of Westport. I’ve done it exactly once and it was too long ago for me to remember if I did well or not. Just remember a lot of females. How do you guys set your stuff up...
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    Camping in Westport ? ..............Nope !!

    Wonder if that means if your boat is in the marina you can’t stay on it???
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    New set of rod holders

    I figured the shotgun idea would require explaining to hothouse looking....I’m ok with that. But it’s also going to save me a headache because I’m not going to have to explain 10 times a trip where to put the center rod...and why we dont rack a bait stick in that slot. Lesser of two evils I...
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    New set of rod holders

    not crooked but at a different angle. It’s my shotgun troll slot. boat doesn’t have another good spot on the transom for a rod down the middle. So I’m going to the rack for that. Easily identifiable by the crew.
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    New set of rod holders

    Well I’m getting closer to getting the new to me boat ready for my april departure to Westport. Shout out to Nick and Colin Rudnick for finding a way to squeeze my project in. If you need some customer stuff done...these are your guys. A few pics. Rod holders may be added at a further date...
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    Neah Bay CLOSED

    wondering the same thing. Gotta round the corner next month. Plan was to fuel up and spend the night on the hook.
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    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    late October.
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    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Got our flight to St. Thomas...round trip was $297
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    Tuna cord spreader

    You speak of what I have dubbed the Goatram special. I'm sure it's been around for forever... he was the first one to hand me a set up to try. It's a doubles magnet.
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    For Sale Fred Archer bars

    Sent you a text. I will take them
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    Westport marina notices

    ok that makes sense. Was just thinking about the bait station and fuel. Maybe a smaller set is in order. I already have a set of the big ones...and went and bought some more big ones. think I will exchange those For some smaller ones and just keep those on the boat.
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    Cannon swivel mount w/rod holder

    Moving down to $100 for both
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    Brutha needs some support

    Larry I don’t know you...but have read some 2am posts...get well brother.
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    Aluminum tower/rod holder repair recommendations

    In discussions with Nick. we have the start of a game plan.
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    Aluminum tower/rod holder repair recommendations

    Nick I will shoot you a PM. And yes...haul out. I'm 25,000lbs with a 13 foot beam. Boat hopefully headed to westport in April so we might not have time to make it work. Suppose I can always sell the clamp on ones if I have to go that route.
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    Aluminum tower/rod holder repair recommendations

    Shit is happening fast and I'm behind the 8 ball. I wanted to do something with my aluminum arch to add rod holders. Who do you guys recommend? I've used Who Dat and they do great work....but logistically the boat is in Everett and they are in Centrailia. Also...as far as...
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    Lift Raft or Survival Suits

    Repack in order...then start looking at release style next year. I may go hard top in which case I can put it on the roof. Can't go there now because its a soft top and it would be in the way of the radar. These carolina's ride bow proud so to put it on the front deck might work...but it...
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    Lift Raft or Survival Suits

    Curious as to what everyone's thoughts are on the subject. I have a 6 person raft that came with the boat but it is going to be due for a repack so I've got to figure I'm going to be in it $700-$1000 It takes up a lot of room in the cabin and is a pain in the ass to always be finding a spot...
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    Westport marina notices

    So as a guy who has his application in for moorage...do you guys typically just head out without your fenders and just leave everything on the dock? or are we talking a set tied to the dock AND a set on the boat?
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    Electra-mate 612-pm w/penn

    Selling a elec-tra-mate 612-pm reel with a penn 114H 6/0 senator reel. $300.
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    New Premier Charter

    hey can I do that with mine??? I’m gonna owe this year. 😂😂😂😂
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    Ship a boat NC to WA?

    Call call and call some more. I ended up going with associated because they seemed to be on their game when I needed estimates and such. lots more options for you as you won’t need a semi. If you get the spidey sense they are flakey...they are flakey and move on. and congrats on the CC...
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    Video of Running into a Gale in the Straits of June De Fuca

    Well my run is set for May 1st so I’m gonna cross my fingers and hope I don’t have to take it on the nose for 80 miles in one direction.
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    Video of Running into a Gale in the Straits of June De Fuca

    You needed someone on the back deck filming forward just To put it in perspective.
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    Washington Tuna Classic Update

    Someone tell me that when you got your check was more important than the smiles on these faces. Never entered intending to fill my bank account....but always intended to make some memories for the guys who sacrificed more than I could ever comprehend. I get it...but let these pics from over...
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    Garmin 3D vision card w/relief pics

    Not sure as I haven't really messed with it yet. As in there are these pink lines and I'm still not sure what those are. I guess two screens for the win...I can run one unit with the relief and the other unit with the normal contour lines.
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    Cannon swivel mount w/rod holder

    Two cannon swivel mounts attached to angled cannon rod holders. assuming Cannon hasn’t changed their mounting holes in years but these were for older magnum 10a looking to sell as a pair $150.00 for both.
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    WTB Albacore spreader bars

    Tell me what you have. looking to buy some spreader bars this season for our albacore fishery.
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    Garmin 3D vision card w/relief pics

    Well a few of you pm’d me asking me to let them know about the Garmin vision card if I got it. So I figured I would share with everyone so they can see it. Bottom line is that it’s not going to be for everyone but it’s a great visual representation of what’s going on under the water. Bottom...
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    WD. In discussions with Robin at this point. Ultimately I may roll this year on what I have if I can’t get it done in time. sort of like the idea of hinging it. That existing spot if all of the way to the floor would be well over a 60 gallon capacity.
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    And problem is WD is correct. That tank is more like a livewell theres circulation but just drains as an overflow over the top. So just bigger might not be enough. thinking of slapping a 100 gallon BlueWater in there and just figuring it out.
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    WD. Important stuff under there. stern thruster...steering ram...bilge...macerated pumps...trim tab stuff. I think my best bet is removal of the old and put in the new. we can tight squeeze it year one and if it’s a pain...then I can remove the transom mounted one.
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    g-spot..... for the love of Christ do not fucking respond to that. tired of threads being derailed with your two cents. He made a mistake on the locale...so be it. I’m here for the real comments that help me...not the drama comments.
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    Lance and I Templated the square as well. 25” vs 22.5 of the oval on the width. My transom tank sticks out into the dance floor a little further than I thought. looks like the 48 gallon one is even a little more narrow at 18”. So maybe I go narrow and a little taller to get the volume close...
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    well...I’m in Washington state so assuming he would need to boat to do a build in. and as for tubes....? Don’t know the application for our fishery.
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    For Sale Fiberglass bait tsnks

    pm sent with my cell
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    Recommendation Fiberglas guy for custom transom bait tank

    Well the new boat has a transom live well the wasn’t quite as big as I wanted. So I’m faced with two options. 1) buy and oval tank and put it in the middle of the dance floor. Could add a little table to it and it be a nice addition but it will take up a lot of room in the middle and because...
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    Viking life raft

    Sold.
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    Garmin G3 worth it?

    Well we shall see. I’m an owner.
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    Garmin G3 worth it?

    They had the 3d cards at the boat show. Sort of neat idea. Plus you can flip it on edge and sort of look at the boat down the water column as well. I think it's worth a shot...I just want to make sure I don't buy it...then 1 month later have an updated version.
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    Viking life raft

    This is a soft valise style.
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    Stainless Steel Work Table

    gone all day at the sportsmans show. Just shot you a text.
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    Stainless Steel Work Table

    Will take it...
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    Burnewiin Rod Holder $25

    I will take it...
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    Viking life raft

    Also...please note that this is the offshore model NOT the coastal. Huge difference in pricing. This is a $2,700 raft new.
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    For Sale Furuno electronic package. radar, mfd12 and fcv-585

    Expanding my reach outside of Washington state. Here's the link to the ad https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/furuno-set-up-for-sale-open-array-radar-mfd-fish-finder.736460/
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    Vault rotor/hub combo

    Garage cleaning continues. Vault hub $75 or make me an offer. I think these are $150 or more online but I’m too lazy to look it up right now so if anyone wants to make sure I’m not gouging...feel free. see pics for parts details. Vault 5 lug hub and bearing combo. New and never used. If you...
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    WTC Flags

    A few years ago I tried to rebuild every one from when I started and couldn’t find one or two years. Can’t remember if I abandoned the idea and threw them in the trash...or kept them somewhere. I’m in garage clean out mode today so I will take a look.
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    3 cannon downriggers for sale

    Two 10A ones are sold.
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    Viking life raft

    I believe it is every three years. There is a Viking service facility in Seattle. I can call Monday.
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    Viking life raft

    Viking 4 person life raft. OFFFSHORE MODEL. Needs repack as of 2/19 New boat and I need a bigger one so selling this. gone 5/31
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    Furuno set up for sale. Open Array Radar. MFD. Fish finder

    all sold. Pulled some gear off the new to me boat for an electronics swap. Up for sale is the stuff I removed. All in good working order Furuno FCV 585. Asking $500. Furuno Navnet3d MFD12 asking $600.00 Furuno 6kw DRS6A radar asking $1300 SOLD Product link as it will work on this...
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    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    ZF transmissions. I’ve heard good and bad about trolling valves...mostly that I will spend a bunch of money and not be super happy. good news is that I didn’t buy the boat intending it to be a salmon trolling platform. Shoot my worldcat didn’t see a downriver used for anything other than a...
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    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    I'm kidding. No way this boat is getting re-powered. Once dialed these engines have a few thousand hours to put on them before the thought would even cross my mind. I've made the determination that this year is a learning year. I'm spending money on gas and moorage...moving it around here...
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    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    Maybe I should repower o_Oo_Oo_O Probably only 90-100K. Most expensive salmon ever....
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    NEW BOAT, APPROVED

    No kicker for me to worry about...but might have to throw a 55 gallon drum off the back to get her to trolling speeds. At idle on both seems like she likes 5-6mph. Might have to learn to mooch. If anyone finds my kicker...give me coordinates. The boat came with a set up I can reel it in with.
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    Coated cannon downrigger balls

    Pair of 8lb cannon coated downrigger balls PLUS the clips on them. Coating is Ok but not perfect $30 for the pair with the clips
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    Neah Bay Moorage

    By all means...I love fishing Neah Bay...love the area love the people. But for someone who wants to fish multiple weekends and have multiple trips to the area...and who was towing a 10,000lb boat. Monthly was the only way to go. Same goes for me now that I can't trailer. Maybe I was in the...
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    Neah Bay Moorage

    Yep....officially done with neah bay. $650 was pushing it. $1,200 is insane. At $650 it sure looked like it was sold out last year. We shall see how their $300 plan works out for them. I wish them the best of luck. But I hope they realize how supply and demand works. There’s a price point...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    New fuel filler prints are sitting in my center console waiting for the next trip to the boat. I did look and they are raised a bit above the deck so normal run off should go around them but hey...cheap insurance as I will assume they’re original to the boat. hoping to get on the water...
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    3 cannon downriggers for sale

    All sold. Guys selling three cannon downriggers that came with the new boat. I kept my high speed scotty’s when I sold my boat so I don’t need these asking $150 each. if you feel that’s too high...shoot me a pm and I might entertain a lower price 2 magnum 10A 1 marlin HP. The magnums have a...
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    It is done

    Nice boat...things are changing for some of the BD crew for the upcoming year. We're gonna need a diesel forum...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Garrett. They are the white magnum 10a with 38 inch boom also have one marlin electric hp that looks like you can extend the boom but it’s at 22” right now. Might take a little love to twist it to slide the boom out.
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    The first three years of ownership he had it hauled to Florida for the summer. By year 4 he was done with that idea and it stayed in Ohio in the fresh. I will have to pull the line off the reels and then decide what to do with them. Part of me wants to roll them for my troll spread 1) because...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I've said some shit about sail boaters....that I'm going to have to take back. I will say this guy was more professional than 99% of power boaters out there. He had a game plan. He shared the plan. We executed the plan. He rigged up the tow rope with one of his extra lines and my line...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    It's a lindgren-pitman electric matched to a penn 12/0. It has it's own invertor box so you can plug it into a 110 volt outlet on the boat with the generator running. Line capacity 4100 yards of 80lb braid. No idea how much wire is on there. I sort of want to put it in the rod holder and...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Weird system...the main tank is 295 gallons...it feeds the engines. The two tanks are STAND ALONE 75 gallon saddle tanks. Meaning all they are designed to do is hold fuel...and then transfer into the main tank with a transfer pump. At this point the next step would be to run the boat to...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I'm considering it a Christmas miracle that I didn't blow an injector tip because water reached the filters on the engine. Lee...you saw my stuff on THT as well. Posted there as we twin diesel guys on this forum is limited. As far as specialty tools...yes...it has begun. I will have to...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I'm subleasing through April. And even in the sublease I got lucky. Guy listed it..I agreed and he had a back up person a day after I called. Then will hopefully have my Westport moorage figured out.
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Ryan...we ran...drained water...ran drained water..etc more times than I could count. Finally got to longer and longer run times. Then finally got it on step with some good turns hard left and right. Crazy thing is I knew nothing about the system a week ago. Today I could probably beat most...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Kim...the maybe (knock on wood) Christmas miracle is that I have not popped an injector tip. I’ve learned water and diesel do not mix...at all. As far as the pick up...again learning curve shit. We dipped the tank at the sending unit. Straight fuel came up. We assumed we were all good and...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    G-spot....boat was out of Ohio. And you’re right...this was a two survey buy. I think it’s the only way to do it right. Systems guy and engine guy. Both accredited. Also had oil samples of engines and transmissions. Sea trial completed with the mechanical.
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    I have been through this I’m my mind 100 times. As far as the water leak...I was on the boat two days after it was put in the water in Ohio. ZERO water in the bilge. The cruise air was run for hours with no problem or leaking. I don’t think this was a miss. The system “tested” fine. I...
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    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Well she’s here....she fired up like a champ...slid her into her slip and the next day loaded the family up to go drop some crab pots. Three days off mixed with Christmas and my week on the water was set...or so I thought. I’ve never called the coast guard or sea tow or been set adrift...but...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Lee. She went in at Everett. Will be moored there for a couple of months (found a sublease through April) until I hopefully get moorage at Westport. One possibility is stopping and leaving it moored in neah for the month of May then rolling to Westport in June but not 100% on that as neah is...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Merry Christmas to me. Safely in her slip. And I didn’t crash. The brushes come out tomorrow to clean 2,000 miles off the hull.
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    Garmin G3 worth it?

    On edit....G3 VISION is what I mean. The garmin 8612xsv comes preloaded with the G3 charts. The vision is the add on mapping.
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    Garmin G3 worth it?

    WD....no one has them to show what they look like. Biggest advantage to these charts is supposed to be underwater shading. Think this gives you ideas of ledges or humps etc. the card covers most of our area...but again no on has them to “test”. I would imagine you could see them at the boat...
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    Garmin G3 worth it?

    anyone running the G3 charts? There’s a sale on them with a rebate. Just curious if anyone is running them.
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    Xd100 oil

    Kitsap has a great deal when you buy 3 gallons (o at least they used to...don’t want to speak out of turn). Jacobsens was one of the last places that sold it in bulk (I.e. you bring your own container). Think it was $38 per gallon at last run. Domo is great if you are within driving distance...
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    Neah Bay Moorage

    I love neah bay. Unfortunately, it’s simply gotten to the point that it’s supply and demand. Supply is low...demand is high and it will continue to be that way unless something changes in our season settings. Be on your phone on January 1st. Don’t leave a message expecting to get a call back...
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    2 New Pali Bilge Heaters

    I will do some research...these might be a good idea for me.
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    For Sale 1999 World Cat 266sf

    Boca switches. Bad ass...and expensive. Boat is now SOLD!!!
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    World Cat 266sf

    Sold...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Hind sight is 20/20. Remember that’s where I said I sort of screwed up. I didn’t even know that transducer existed. I thought the 130-210 in the high mode would be wide enough. But evidently the one you are talking about runs 150-250 is the wide. What’s done is done. Will probably roll...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    I wish I had more time to talk everything over with multiple owners but my time was limited. I did get my hands on the units and played with them so I knew what I was buying but it transducer options got ultra confusing. So here’s the story for anyone who cares... Screen choices were the...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    6CTA if I remember right hours now up to about 765. Cool part is I have the last 10 years of invoices on them. Guy seemed to have done anything recommended and almost all of it was just maintenance. Shoot in 2013 (about 50 hours ago) he did a complete rehose of both engines to the tune of...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    For those of you who ever read this and go non-towable...it's an entirely different world logistically. I'm on the steep learning curve with a lot of help from @dragonballs The savy buyer in me could have saved a ton of cash and used that furuno stuff for years. It would have involved a...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    In a box in the forepeak. And to explain...The furuno stuff was old but good BUT also had a broken transducer and a super slow screen (compared to the simrad I'm used to). I could have upgraded the screen one generation (and still had it work with the existing radar), but that screen was...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    That was your spot??? Probably still marked on the plotter for whoever owns the boat now:-)
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Well punch list progressing and just over a week out for shipping. Owned Lowrance,Raymarine, and simrad gear. We shall see how the new Garmin stuff works out for me.
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    World Cat 266sf

    Ok fish hold question...lots and lot. Front pocket 10-15 depending on size drains overboard. Rear transom 10. Drains over the side. The in floor drains into the bilge (which sucks) but probably 20 per side. I’ve yet to plug the boat. No issues with the etecs. It had on and I removed it. I...
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    For Sale 1999 World Cat 266sf

    32 gallon bait tank. Normal cruise is around 1.7 mpg. I don’t have a great pic of the cockpit area but these will give you an idea. First pic is from before I did the engine update and added the boca switch panel (huge upgrade if you research Worldcat) but it gives you a view to the seat and...
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    For Sale 1999 World Cat 266sf

    Engine hours at 350 port and 345 starboard. Open to offers as not really in a hurry but the new one ships in a few weeks.
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Sea trial. Engine hatch was up so you can hear the turbos. Just off idle to 1800 rpm
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    Something wicked this way comes

    No. She’s a big 35. 13’6” at the widest part of the beam and pushing 25,000 lbs.
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Calling the home port as Westport. First year is going to be interesting. Westport, then neah then back to Westport. Then...depending on the wife...I may try to find a place inside lake Washington. I want to do a little tailgating before UW football games. Problem with this boat is it’s...
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    Something wicked this way comes

    I have the numbers somewhere. Does not have a flowscan but theres enough data out there I can find it. Seatrial numbers 2200 rpm cruise was 26kts 2600 was WOT at 30kts
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Scheduled for pickup the 13th-16th. Fingers crossed the weather holds. Did you wrap yours or just send it? It's the $800 debate right now. Spend $$ and wrap knowing it may tear....or spend less just giving the boat a detail when it gets here. Winter time in that area is a whole different level.
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    Something wicked this way comes

    Some of you know via Facebook...but I figured I would celebrate here as well. This beast will be working it’s way from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest next month. I’m beyond excited...and a little nervous because it’s game changer in how I handle it and what my capabilities on the water...
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    World Cat 266sf

    SOLD.... Ink is drying on the contract for the new boat...so time to put the current one up for sale. She’s treated me well for 4 years and I’m hoping I can keep it on the west coast for someone else to enjoy. Those that have been on it know how well it rides. It’s a fish killing machine that...
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    For Sale 1999 World Cat 266sf

    Well I finally moved up and now it’s time to sell the current boat. 1999 Worldcat 266sf. Asking $44,995. She has E-TEC 150HOs that will push her close to 42mph at WOT. Ocean cruise usually get us around 1.7 mpg on our albacore trips. Engines push this boat great with plenty of pep to get a...
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    Boat transport company

    Paul...associated is the one solid estimate that I have so far. Just wanted another to compare it to. The lady I talked to was ultra professional. Laurence...money is still in my bank account so I haven’t done anything just yet. But pretty sure that logistically I have about 5 balls in the...
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    Boat transport company

    Looking for recommendations for a boat transport company. Called a guy out of gig harbor...wasn’t his cup of tea so he declined. Not going to do u-ship. Also going to need a company with their own big trailer and not feasible to have a trailer made. Boat coming out of the Midwest. Thanks...
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    Ginger wasabi soy smoked tuna bellies

    You think the same recipe would work on loins cut into chunks? I’ve brined before but they got way too salty.
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    Anyone had new scotty’s or loomis rods stolen?

    I’m probably over thinking...but $650 for a pair ofscotty high speeds with mounts and practically “new” throws red flags for me. Then there’s a separate add for a couple of loomis rods that seem pretty discounted. If dude is legit...sorry. But if dude is legit...you also sold yourself short...
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    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    Eric....I might. Thinking hard. 89% go at this point unless weather changes.
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    Seems like a good sea star bleeding set for $39

    Just as an FYI. Fisheries supply...free use of power bleeder both single and twin set ups. They run your card as a deposit, bring it back when done, refund the deposit. Used it on my defiance and on the world cat. Slick set up and it becomes a one man job. Last used service in 2018 so assuming...
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    Manitowoc ice maker

    Oh...and sale pending pick up on Friday.
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    Manitowoc ice maker

    jasper. East side ice. They’re actually in tukwilla if I remember correctly. I think it was the owners son that came out. Good guy. Did right by getting it up and running at a reasonable price. Vance...if you would have bought it I would have thrown in a scoop.
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    Digging Razors In The Dark Question

    Went to a propane lantern last year. Headlamp is only a back up now. Once you learn how to use the lantern you will never go back. Now...if completely inexperienced. Artificial light would be the way to go. Might not find them as easily...but they don’t risk doing something wrong like...
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    Manitowoc ice maker

    Asking $650.00 Model UY0140A-161B. Runs off 110 so it's plug into the wall and water and you are making ice. Makes 140lbs of ice per day. Bought it about a year ago. It works and I can demo it. Removing it to make some room for reloading. In full disclosure...Right after I bought it the...
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    Roll call for CAST FOR KIDS event!

    I have my deckhand. I'm trying to work out swing by tomorrow on my way home from work. Just fueled the boat so I'm good to go.
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    Roll call for CAST FOR KIDS event!

    @wdlfbio I sent you a text. I may need a deck hand. One kid backed out...the other went off and got on the UW Marching band so I'm running solo. I've done the solo thing before so not the end of the world...but let me know who you have. I put out a couple of feelers to friends as well but...
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    Big-ish Center consoles

    I'm working on something. Problem is ALL of these boats are back east. If you go too big it's a 12k invest,net just to get it shipped to you. Most in the 31-33 were on lifts and no one towed them. I love my center console 84% of the time. the times I hate it are when I find myself NOT...
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    Roll call for CAST FOR KIDS event!

    I'm in. Contemplating how to leave the boat on the water and roll it to the huskies game that night.
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    Cast 4 Kids

    Well...if Norm doesn't make it...I might be the only cat there this year. Just signed up. If I do this right might just head up and tailgate UW game. Never done the shuttle thing from the water but it might be neat to try if it's a nice day.
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    Best information I could ever pass on

    Pete...still anchor or different place? Wouldn't mind a new quote.
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    2’ itis Ballin style

    Aren't they a single screw with a WOT of 10knts? Loved the looks but damn. You'd have to sleep on the fishing grounds
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    Solas Rubex 15P props for borrow?

    I have a pair of Viper 15p props from my etec if you wanted to try them. 13 7/8 x 15 Shoot me a pm if you want to grab them
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    Washington Park Launch update.... Good Luck.

    The World Cat/Ram combo came out of that without even a tire spin. I said a prayer after and thanked the gods that I would not have to explain to my wife that I was going to be getting home late because a tow truck had to get me off the ramp. Want to shrimp the San juans...won't risk that...
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    Offshore downrigger mounts

    You are responding to a 8 year old thread. Yes they would have but they are long gone.
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    Washington park launch

    Just know what you are looking at is areas of 12+ inches of sand sitting on top of the concrete. We launched there 2 weeks ago and basically hopped a small bar of piled up sand. We did it...but there was a little ass puckering on the pulll out hoping the tires would hold traction with a 9k...
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    Actisense NMEA0183/NMEA2000

    Cord cut, spliced and installed
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    Actisense NMEA0183/NMEA2000

    good deal. Mine was $199 for the ais version of the same converter
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    A couple of ladner shrimp pots for sale

    Called lfs in Ballard. $125 plus tax. Lfs Bellingham has them listed on sale at 116 plus tax. Figure $90 is fair.
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    A couple of ladner shrimp pots for sale

    Damn I'm good. Edited it so people not buying them know what they sold for.
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    A couple of ladner shrimp pots for sale

    Howard one to you and one to Garrett. I will send you guys my phone number and we can work out the details.
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    NEW UFP Hub-Rotor 6 lug

    I have the 5200 axles but there were two designs. The back of the rotor will tell the tale on the size of the seal (ask me how I know)
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    A couple of ladner shrimp pots for sale

    I have two Ladner pots for sale. I bought from another bd’r. Selling for the same price. Used for one season. $90.00 These are the ones with the 35" bottoms.
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    NEW UFP Hub-Rotor 6 lug

    I find mike doesn't take it I will. Just spend unknown hours learning how to repack those vault hubs. Just need to know if the inner seal on the back of the rotor is 3 1/4 ish inches across to it will fit. They made one where the outside dimensions of the seal (where seal seats against the...
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    Full totes available

    They are the same price as they were originally. $425 or $525 depending on side. I'm in auburn.
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    Full totes available

    Bringing this back to the top. 2 totes left. WIll be able to grab them until about Tuesday of next week.
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    Westport Moorage available in June/July

    It's late. Will text you in the morning.
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    WP ice

    Chris...and for those others... Here's the way it works for me. Situation 1) Tote in the back of the truck and towing the boat boat behind me in line for ice. Forklift pulls up...half the tote gets scooped into the boat...the other half goes into the tote in the back of the truck. When...
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    Fuel and road-use taxes?

    Check just arrived for $174 Not too bad for 20 minutes of time organizing some receipts.
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    It's getting a little more narrowed down. On the list now are the pursuit 3070 (and maybe the 3370 but I'm still trying to figure out what the difference is) and the Grady marlin 300 Still like that fountain but think pursuit and Grady may offer me a little more resale. Once I find what I...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Josh...I think those contenders were made out of gold and then sprinkled with diamond dust. I have seen a few and they typically come up and disappear pretty quickly...or are asking the world for them. Funny how in demand stuff you have to have your shit together and pounce. There was a cat...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Am I missing something on the 10 max? Where does that come from? Worldcat's run 10'9" I think and are trailerable. Will need oversize load permit of course...but doable. That leaves a lot of boat options if 10'9" is considered trailerable.
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    I originally was trying to avoid diesels but know that I have seen some trailed (pursuit comes to mind). I did not realize the 330 was that wide but I had that off the list because I heard it was slow. The original fountain I was looking at came with a trailer and was big...but towable. From...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Without getting into that argument...I'm sticking with glass. something about hanging out at the lake doesn't scream metal and pilot house. Plus my kid starts UW in the fall...so I'm gonna want to do a boat tailgate or two. Which is why I want to stay with something trailerable. The 10 foot...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Tex...you're probably right. If I have a boat longer than 4 years I always start reassessing what I'm using it for and if it's fitting my needs. Problem is I never go smaller.
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    And I should also say there's a 30 rampage local that may be a good deal as well. I just want to go faster than 20mph out to the tuna grounds.
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    Ace line puller

    Well that was fast LOL
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    The glacier bays are slow as dirt and when I think cat I think fishing machine not overnighter. Although I've never climbed into the cabin of one the setup of left and right side just seems weird to me. I'm not 100% against diesels but 1) I can't stand the smell at idle while fishing (only...
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    Full totes available

    Still have a couple available if anyone wants me to get you set up. If you don't need one but know someone that does get in touch with me. Bottom line is we aren't going to see any new totes at this price again.
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    Looking for outboards. And the boat I had been talking with the owner just went under contract through the broker....so...there goes that idea for the time being.
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    For a 33 I was told (not by the owner but another person I contacted) they are fast and ride well in sloppy conditions but that's mostly east coast/gulf water not our water. I think for the puget sound it works better than my cat does now for my newer needs. I think for my offshore trips I...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    I have an awesome fishing platform. I don't have an awesome cruising platform. I find myself skipping days when it's been colder which pisses me off. I loved the pilot house for staying warm and out of the elements. I did a lot of winter crabbing this year and both kids complained about being...
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    They list it as a “sport fish cruiser” assumes Grady would sort of fall under that same category as it has a forward bow sleeping area with head. For illustration purposes....
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    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    As I can't seem to find a cat in a setup I am looking for at a price I can afford I started looking at bigger sportfish boats (30-33) foot range. For any of you running that type of boat, how has your ride been out on the big pond? Microwave fall out...? Shit rattle all over the place..? Or do...
  232. Kool-Aid

    A little spring cleaning

    Doing a little spring cleaning. All this stuff is NEW. Just never used it Shurflo macerater pump. $80 Jabsco rebuild kit for macerator pump $35 Scotty wire still in the container $10 I want to get rid of this stuff so come get it or I can meet you close to my house. Don’t want to hold...
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    Full totes available

    Also if you want to look extra bad ass...there are two of the 35 cubic feet ones as well. Brian can attest...they are monsters. 3 of the normal size left.
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    Full totes available

    Laurence...I can only get the full sized ones. Nothing skinny like a half tote.
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    Full totes available

    Brian. I have yours at my house. Still have a few of the $425.00 ones available.
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    Full totes available

    I have a line on a few full size totes for sale. All are new and have just been sitting in storage. Xactics is the manufacturer. Two models available. 07-2501 25 cubic feet 1,500lb captivity 07-3503 35 cubic feet 2,000 lb capacity 2501 I'm asking $425 3503 I'm asking $525 These are WITH...
  237. Kool-Aid

    Bad news for WTC

    Chris transient moorage is for those that don't plan ahead. It's on the way wrong side of the marina. Just makes it an extra pain in the ass. Plus it always gives you the anxiety factor...because...what if...
  238. Kool-Aid

    Bad news for WTC

    Yeah I didn't expect that. Welcome to the big show in your own ride. 1) don't let your crew get all fucked up the night before. Drinking time is AFTER the fishing...not before. 2) take a warrior out Thursday or Friday. Nothing beats a prefish to shake things out before the big day...
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    St John's/St Thomas

    You need to reply on this thread AFTER you go. Won bid for a trip to st. Thomas. Have a year to make the arrangements. Need to start doing my research soon.
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    Cast For Kids fundraiser and auction Feb 23

    Well someone I know will be headed to St. Thomas next year....
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    Defiance 220ex repower

    Yeah...neither of us would steer him towards a Honda regardless of the year. Pm was sent a few days ago.
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    Cast For Kids fundraiser and auction Feb 23

    Anyone else besides myself and Duramax headed to this event tomorrow? We should see if we can be seated together .
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    Defiance 220ex repower

    Pm me your number. Too much to type....
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    The boat show, the boat show, the Great Miami Intl Boat Show

    You check out the invincible's? Someone in Washington needs a cat with quads...
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    HEY NORM I BET CARRIES HAND WOULD LOOK GOOD AROUND MY.

    What was a reel like that doing up in Arlington?
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    Cleaning the safe of a few items

    Ruger is spoken for. Shotgun still available.
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    New World Cat?

    I love mine for it's fishability...but that trend in the new World Cats seem to be fading. Definitely have a resurgence of the dual console cat out on the other coast, and with good reason...lots of bow room for the leisurely strolls. The new big boys on the market...with quads...
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    Fuel Dock open Sunday after WTC

    Good work.... One other ask would be to have them stay open a little later Friday. I'm always out on a volunteer trip with a "I gotta get back before the fuel dock closes" mentality. I'd rather be concentrating on getting these guys on fish than worried about the fuel cut off.
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    Cleaning the safe of a few items

    Looking to clean the safe of a few items in order to make room for some other stuff. 1st up is my old duck gun that I just don’t use anymore. Winchester Super X2 with a sure cycle kit installed. 28” barrel with chokes and an extra light modified choke. Can take anything from a 2 3/4 to a 3...
  250. Kool-Aid

    15lb do-it downrigger mold

    Officially Sold
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    E-TEC viper props

    Garage cleaning continues. Pair of evinrude Viper props that came off my 150HO etecs. 14 3/4 X 17P Standard and counter rotating Asking $550 for the pair.
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    15lb do-it downrigger mold

    Sold pending payment
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    15lb do-it downrigger mold

    In garage cleaning mode today. DO-it downrigger mold. 15lb with a bag of downrigger eyes. Asking $65
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    Ruger 10/22 mossy oak camo

    Anyone interested at $200? Need to make room in the safe.
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    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    Vehicle has been SOLD
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    Used ACE line hauler

    Sold pending payment
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    Used ACE line hauler

    SOLD I’m having a new puller built so time to let this one serve its purpose with a new owner. I can’t remember how long I’ve had it but it still works great although the power coating is coming off in spots. Asking $325 and it comes with the carry bag. Also be willing to look at partial...
  258. Kool-Aid

    Borrow 15lb Finned mold ??

    I've got one as well. In edgewood...or Bellevue if you met me at work.
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    Cast For Kids fundraiser and auction Feb 23

    Just got the call from them today as well. Looking at the calendar.
  260. Kool-Aid

    Washington Tuna Classic Registration to open on.........

    How do the boat show tickets work? Anyone get them in an email or something?
  261. Kool-Aid

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    He just needs to keep googling stuff to make his junk perk up and then google some fishing gear stores. Sooner or later the ad metrics will get him boobs AND fishing stuff.
  262. Kool-Aid

    Dog transport crate - FREE

    Chad...it will be put to good use. It's going to carry this sweet little thing around for a few years. First duck dog I've trained in over a decade. Wind River's First Pressed "Olive" Oil Just turned 4 months so it's time to start getting to work
  263. Kool-Aid

    Nashville?

    Then do the tasting...the more expensive one (it's not that expensive). It's after the tour is concluded. Lots of whiskey knowledge gets dropped in a short time. Been to Nashville twice now and for some reason that tour tops the list. Never lived there...but as a visitor...it seems like...
  264. Kool-Aid

    Nashville?

    Rent a car and go down and do the jack Daniels tour. The numbers behind that product will blow your mind.
  265. Kool-Aid

    Anyone scuba dive?

    Just paid $46 to get my advanced padi card sent to me. They still had me on file (from 1995). I think my recert is still a good idea. Nitrox sounds a little more complicated than I need for the time being. Back then I didn't have dive computers. It was down with a watch and figure out...
  266. Kool-Aid

    Anyone scuba dive?

    I live down in Auburn. Just re-bought all my gear and am having regulators and tank visual. I will be up and running soon. The revert will probably refresh my memory although I know what I'm doing. To put stuff in perspective...I didn't (and still don't) know this whole nitrox air thing...
  267. Kool-Aid

    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    Custom tune as best I can tell because it's separate from the normal tune you can install off the controller. Performance, street, tow, and stock modes.
  268. Kool-Aid

    Anyone scuba dive?

    Just curious if any of you dive. I gave it up 15 years ago and now my older son wants to learn so I'm going back through the certification class with him. Any of you guys out on a regular basis? I'm looking to get back into this vs. diving once every 6 months like I did back in the day.
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    Ruger 10/22 mossy oak camo

    Forgot I posted this until I went to buy the other one. Moving it down to $225. Buyer pays the transfer.
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    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    I bringing this back to the top.
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    WTB Plastic Barrels

    Shoot pm me. I may have some for you for free.
  272. Kool-Aid

    Duck gun

    Thanks for the input guys...probably will just save the money for now until I'm full on into it again. I know any gun that you shoot well is what you can stick with. Just wasn't sure if the technology in a softer shooting gun, ease of maintanence, reliability etc. has changed in the decade...
  273. Kool-Aid

    Ladner pot and misc shrimp pot

    I have two pots for sale. One is a Ladner that will need the new metal rings and bungees. Mesh is ok 36" across the bottom 18 inches tall. Asking $75 The other pot I have no idea who made it. 12 inches high by 24". Probably weighs 15lbs. Asking $50
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    Duck gun

    The A400 is crazy money. Or benelli money as I once thought they were crazy expensive but beretta definitely caught up. Eric I can sell you my old gun so I can go buy a new one. Then again...I have to go pay for a dog first so maybe the shotgun waits until next year.
  275. Kool-Aid

    Duck gun

    Shot a beretta back in the day but it was an over under. As a left hander the cast banged into my cheek...swapped to a browning citori and never looked back. Problem with shotguns is you really never know the fit until you pull the trigger. And maybe the duck gun thing are all neutrals and...
  276. Kool-Aid

    Duck gun

    Well I've been out of the duck game for a long time. I still have a Winchester super X2 in the safe. Because I'm thinking about it...any new guns that have come out in the last 10 years that might be worth looking at?
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    Shop cleaning

    I will take the landers.
  278. Kool-Aid

    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    It's a bar for driving lights but I never ended up putting ones on.
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    2007 1-ton dodge dually 6.7L diesel

    Sold.... Well something newer sits in my drive way so time to sell the old one. I've had it for about 2 years and done all the necessary services. Will need front two tires soon but other than that and a steering boot...it was given a clean bill of health at the Kirkland dodge dealership...
  280. Kool-Aid

    CC vs pilothouse PNW

    Well I'm a guy who has had both so I guess I will chime in. I had a defianice 220ex pilot house style boat and now a 26 foot center console world cat. I won't get in the mono hull and catamaran debate because I don't have that much time. I guess you simply have to ask yourself what type of...
  281. Kool-Aid

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    Yes and that's the best video on how to learn it. There's a couple of other ways but I can do this on a rocking boat with no problems.
  282. Kool-Aid

    borrow a 15lb downrigger mold

    I have one and work in Bellevue. Let me know and I will throw it in the car and take it to work
  283. Kool-Aid

    For Sale World Cat 266sf

    I went from a 22' defiance to this boat. I loved the defiance for what it was. I loved this even more because I can get the best of both worlds. I can slay tuna one day and take it out on Lake Washington with the family the next day. For those that like numbers... The last time I wrote...
  284. Kool-Aid

    For Sale World Cat 266sf

    Well after getting her all dialed in I'm looking to upsize. She's a great boat that can put fish on the deck or go for a Sunday cruise with the family. 1999 Worldcat 266sf. With 2015 etec 150ho with BEST warranty until 3/22. Engines currently have 210 hours on them. Asking $54,995 Boat is in...
  285. Kool-Aid

    1/2 Tote For Sale

    I bought a Bonar from TT but just didn't use it like I thought I would. Offering back up for sale for what I paid. $300.00 Thing is in good condition no poke marks through the casing. See pictures. Lid sits down fine but is just slightly warped. Would recommend new Velcro tie down straps...
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    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    Great work guys. My second year and you could definitely tell the bloodydeck boys had their game dialed this year from start to finish. I really think we have the opportunity to help the most because of our ability to take multiple people. Bass boat guys can't accommodate 4 people... tu we...
  287. Kool-Aid

    Anyone rolling 9-7 for tuna?

    I will try to drum up some intel for you boys.
  288. Kool-Aid

    Anyone rolling 9-7 for tuna?

    Just curious if anyone is running out of Westport Friday. Plan on being at the bait dock first thing and rolling out as soon as I can make sure I'm not going to hit anything.
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    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    Will be there for sure on Saturday. Might miss the BBQ because I may be in Westport fishing tuna Friday.
  290. Kool-Aid

    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    If My kid doesn't come I will need some help. He came to the Foss one last month but I think he had something that was conflicting in September. I can let you know by Monday.
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    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    I'm officially now registered. Should have my son out there to help me. I just used the drop shot thing and it seemed to work. I might have to learn more about this bobber deal.
  292. Kool-Aid

    Calling all Cpt's who participated in the wtc.

    Email sent. Assuming you got it.
  293. Kool-Aid

    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    They just sent out another email today so I will get registered. We all know the drill now so if anyone has any questions we can settle any nerves on trying to put these kids on fish. Plus we look kind of bad ass compared to those little bass boats.
  294. Kool-Aid

    Tuna Run Tuesday 7/31

    Well shit I own a dodge and an e-tec. Maybe I should just hop on my bike and pedal down to the lake with my fishing rod like I used to back in the day. Pedal power and casting from the shore never let me down.
  295. Kool-Aid

    Taking Wounded Warriors Fishing during WTC

    Mike I can send you a text tomorrow. Talked with Matt the other day. Same sort of deal...number of guys you can take..any limitations etc. Set the expectation that I need to be back before the fuel dock closes and meeting my guy by the launch at 5:30 ish. I don't think I will get his info...
  296. Kool-Aid

    Prayers for the Mason's

    To save everyone the hassle.. http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/crime/vehicular-assault-charge-follows-highway-112-wreck-in-sekiu/ Not good. And not to pass judgement as I wasn't there and there's always two sides of every story. But as it reads...not super cool to have that happen with a 12...
  297. Kool-Aid

    Used car loans

    I could type a real long thought out response...but as someone who works at a dealership and has for more years than I can remember (an no...not in sales)...here's a pretty easy response. Go to a CU (I like BECU). Get preapproved. You can usually do this on the phone. They will give you what...
  298. Kool-Aid

    Fell off the wagon today and chased the dragon

    What model glacier. That transom pics make it look BIG
  299. Kool-Aid

    Advice for driving with a camper?

    Best advice I can give you....go buy a dually. :frehya2:
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    Open seat Westport

    Filled
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    Open seat Westport

    That was the Dutch Rudders victim. Good rod he just high sticked a big fish. Plan on getting another few rods in the off season. Figure I have one more day of fishing st this point.
  302. Kool-Aid

    Open seat Westport

    Shoot. Other than the high stick from the Dutch Rudder that broke one last year...these are just old. Like circa 2006 bought at GI Joes for $49.95 old. One tip spun and a guide gave out on another. For some damn reason I can't find ones like these anymore. They were Shakespeare tidewater...
  303. Kool-Aid

    Open seat Westport

    Looks like I am going to have an open seat for this Thursday out of Westport for Halibut. Shoot me a PM if interested. Looking for someone who has their own gear as I'm a little light after breaking a couple of rods our last outing.
  304. Kool-Aid

    Sables out of Westport

    The ones we got at blue dot the opener were no bigger than 1-2lb range. Bait size
  305. Kool-Aid

    Sables out of Westport

    I would image that's what he's talking about. I want real fish...not bait. The good news is that the ones at Blue Dot on the opener popped up on my sonar. I at least know what that looks like. Hoping that may come in handy when we get to the deep water.
  306. Kool-Aid

    Sables out of Westport

    I've heard the 700 ft thing and I've fished that deep out of Westport for halibut but have never caught sable there. That's why I'm not sure of technique. Neah there were small ones shallow that some friends caught but I'm looking for something a little more substantial than something I can...
  307. Kool-Aid

    Sables out of Westport

    So if I manage to get out on the 21st I want to actually dedicate a little time to catching some sable/black cod out of Westport. And feel free to pipe up about how they taste like shit...SO LONG AS YOU follow it up with some helpful information on how to target these little bastards. If you...
  308. Kool-Aid

    Halibut season update

    And meanwhile poor bastards in MA2 are still trying to figure out their 2 days of fishing. Throw another 3 days to 3-4 and I'm pretty sure I just heard someone's head at Westport just blow up.
  309. Kool-Aid

    MONSTER BUTT

    I've often wondered what I would do if ever in the situation of pulling a 250lb fish over board...or taking a picture or two and sending it back to make more 250lb fish. Maybe I will get lucky enough to be put in that situation one day. And I don't say that in judgement of the guy at all. I...
  310. Kool-Aid

    Bonar Half Tote

    Well I got a bonar over the weekend and I knew exactly what to do with it.
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    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    I will be in again. I just got on their site and it looks like they have something coming up next weekend as well?
  312. Kool-Aid

    Bonar Half Tote

    Lee... if all goes well I will have a bonar tomorrrow.
  313. Kool-Aid

    Permatrim or Not?

    Andy is the man. Just shoot him an email or call, give him until the following day but he will get back to you.
  314. Kool-Aid

    Set of props left and right stainless

    Sending you a pm. I will take them
  315. Kool-Aid

    Permatrim or Not?

    I've had them on my last three boats and will be installing them on this new set of engines I just got. My biggest thing on the defiance was that I used it for the up and down and the tabs for the left and right. I just repowered the cat and the old engines had them and these don't, definite...
  316. Kool-Aid

    Defiance Delivery Day

    I put my 220 through the paces and loved that boat. Congrats and enjoy it with your family.
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    Learning from my stupidity...if you want

    Well...sucks to hear. Let me know when yours falls off when backtroling...then you'll be in the Kool-aid league. Bout that time of year when some fucker pipes up on the vhf that they just broke off on my kicker out at the SW corner.
  318. Kool-Aid

    More Batteries??????

    Well I will tell you what I have...not saying it's the best but it works. I have a three battery system. Two starting and one house. It's ran through a BEP switch that has a switch for each battery, an emergency crossover for the starting battery and two vsr (if I'm remembering their term...
  319. Kool-Aid

    Coastguard Cocktail

    Scopace can be compoundedinto a capsule by a compounding pharmacy. It has been my go-to way since they discontinued the pill. I don't get tired on it but dry mouth can be a side effect
  320. Kool-Aid

    Avet reel setup?

    Get scientific you you have zero trust in your crew and then tell them not to f' with the drag. Otherwise...just feel it out.
  321. Kool-Aid

    Rule Cartridge Bait Pump inserts

    Yep...went back to the bait sentry pump. Probably have a cartidge or two just laying around which has to say something. Nice work on getting some intel.
  322. Kool-Aid

    Weekly inside storage???

    Well I got my asking price when I sold my defiance with an etec hanging off the back of it so???? The oil is expensive but there are ways to get it at a more reasonable price. And I couldn't care less about the lesss maintanence or blah blah blah of the etec. I care that it pushes the boat...
  323. Kool-Aid

    Weekly inside storage???

    Ken boat is only rated to 400 hp total so nothing that big. I had yamaha saltwater series 150s one it up until a couple of days ago. Ultimately it came down to a decision of trying not to bury myself in the boat by putting engines on that I would never see a return on (I.e.new ones). I've...
  324. Kool-Aid

    Weekly inside storage???

    I'm Installing two sets of oar locks.
  325. Kool-Aid

    Weekly inside storage???

    So the swap has begun... and as I'm about ready to go try to pull wires in 35 degree weather to de-rig the thing it got me wondering. Does anyone know a place you can rent weekly or for the month that is inside? The cat is 13' tall so I would need a place with a 14 foot door. Just thinking...
  326. Kool-Aid

    Value rods and reels

    I'm half in and half out on this. I have $49.95 Shakespeare rods for halibut that have been putting fish over the rail since 2006 and I have some fancier stuff mixed in. I guess it comes down to an enjoyment factor mixed with a "will it get the job done". Do I need a one piece 9 foot super...
  327. Kool-Aid

    Ruger 10/22 mossy oak camo

    Live in Auburn work in Bellevue
  328. Kool-Aid

    Ruger 10/22 mossy oak camo

    Selling my ruger 10/22 (mossy oak camo version) so I can go get a different .22 platform. It's a fun little gun to shoot and there was a limited run of these if I remember correctly. Will come with the scope. Scope is a traditions scope with the round reticle. $250 and buyer pays transfer.
  329. Kool-Aid

    Twin yamaha saltwater series OX66 150s (pic heavy)

    Adjusting price down to $6,500 as they are going to have to get pulled next week.
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    For Sale Twin Yamaha saltwater series 150hp

    To boost the signal...posted in the Washington forum but will be willing to ship. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/twin-yamaha-saltwater-series-ox66-150s-pic-heavy.677654/
  331. Kool-Aid

    Twin yamaha saltwater series OX66 150s (pic heavy)

    I''m going to do a repower so it's time to sell the existing engines. They are 1999 yamaha 150 OX66 standard and counter rotating. Current engine hours are 554 These engines have run flawlessly for me on multiple 100+ mile days on the water. Will come with controls, gauges and the oil...
  332. Kool-Aid

    As We Say Goodbye to Pacific Motel & RV Park

    First time I stayed there... Me: "Do you want me to write you a check for the room?" Her: "cash...I don't know you yet." Stayed a few more times after that. Always willing to accommodate. Wish them the best. They probably could tell stories for days and days with the stuff they've seen.
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    Arch/tower fabricators

    Who dat towers did mine.
  334. Kool-Aid

    Neah Bay halibut moorage

    Called on the 1st. Like 40 times. Finally got through...was told $650 for what I know will be three days of fishing for me because of my work schedule. Told them I would call back. Hung up. Got pissed. Sent texts. Got unpissed and called back and set it up. You gotta pay to play.
  335. Kool-Aid

    Bi-pod and spotting scope recommendations

    Well I have a little Christmas gift card money floating around and while I rarely shoot my Remington 700...I wanted to look into getting a bi-pod for it and a spotting scope for the range. As far as the spotting scope goes vortex and leupold both make a 20x60x80 that are in the $350 range...
  336. Kool-Aid

    New Years clam diggin

    Star Wars at 11 on Sunday and then the turn and burn to get to the beach on time.
  337. Kool-Aid

    Help me name this girl

    Goat you got a good looking little pup. Yours will be a little bit more birdy than mine but I can’t help but get a little excited about her intro to feathers tonight.
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    Help me name this girl

    Well...thanks everyone for the input but the wife won....but won’t say it’s not fitting. Introducing Tollchester’s Ruby Red Ahi. Although she’s a “duck toller” she doesn’t come from a line of hunters (more like show dogs but her uncle is a search and rescue dog) I’m going to see if I can...
  339. Kool-Aid

    Help me name this girl

    I figured I would call on the BD group to throw some things out there in hopes than one may stick before my wife gets her way. Here's the new addition to our family. She's a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever. She looks a little light now but once she blows her puppy coat her fur will be a...
  340. Kool-Aid

    New bait tank

    I will offer some words of advice...you need to figure out your overflow when dealing with anchovies. This is the bait tank on a defiance 200 (circa 2006 if I remember correctly. Kept crab and shrimp with no problem. Anchovies...a whole different story. 1) the lid. You know about that so...
  341. Kool-Aid

    Dont cook your tuna bellies

    Well...I will take your tuna bellies if all you can do is use them for crab bait. Brought some smoked bellies to work yesterday and had guy amazed at how good it was. Prep time 30 minutes and just threw it on the smoker overnight. Doesn't get much simpler than that.
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    Non-ethonol Aberdeen area

    Jesus Christ that escalted quickly. WTF??? Ethonal on a quick turn and burn tuna trip where you were going to use most of your fuel that day...a reasonable response is that it's ok to use in a pinch You're mixing when you first add it, then mixing again when you fill all of the way up with...
  343. Kool-Aid

    The spoils from Saturday

    You guys were hot on the fish that day and got into before a lot of others did. Another day on the pond where recreational and charters were working together to stay on the fish. And forgive the stupid ass question. But do you trim the belly loin down, vacuum pack, freeze and then pull it...
  344. Kool-Aid

    The 11th hour open seat

    Posting this because I might have an open seat tomorrow for tuna. Shoot me a pm if you have any interest. I'm cramped on time so if you don't hear back from me I apologize in advance... it just means the spot is filled and I ran out of time to send you a note back .
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    Crossing the Grays harbor bar

    Magical question...when does the bait dock open???
  346. Kool-Aid

    Ash from fire...now rust spots

    And I haven't tried anything other than soap and elbow grease. I didn't want to go out and buy the wrong thing if someone else has already figured it out.
  347. Kool-Aid

    Ash from fire...now rust spots

    It's on the gelcoat. It seemed to wash off everything else.
  348. Kool-Aid

    Ash from fire...now rust spots

    Anyone else have this...or just lucky me? I went to clean the ash off the boat that had been dumped by all of these forest fires. Ash blew right off with a pressure washer...but I have all these orange dots that look like rust. They look like little rust spots and don't just brush off. Any...
  349. Kool-Aid

    Crazy bait stop -CAST for Kids

    Well said Guys. The BD brotherhood was strong yesterday. I wished that I would have taken some more pictures but I was heavy into unhooking fish and rebaiting. Next year I won't forget. I can't say I've ever linked to a Facebook post but here's an attempt.
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    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    So how do you clean perch??? Maybe one of you can teach me. I'm a slow learner but once I get it I'm good to go. Thinking maybe after you do 30-40 I will be able to handle the rest of mine.
  351. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    I think the boat and fuel and that's about it. she mentioned today that the kids will be fitted with life jackets as well. I'm going to throw water, pop, and such in my cooler just so that I have something on the boat.
  352. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    We going most fish donated or largest fish caught?LOL
  353. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    Shouldn't be a problem at the launch. I've launched a couple of times with no issues. Bigger problem was parking with the trailer....I'm long (or so I've been told).
  354. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    I don't know...those bass boat guys are crazy. 65mph+ and basically at water level. I mean damn you're so low you could reach your hand out and touch the water...no thanks.
  355. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    Ok not even kidding here. My boat doesn't know what freshwaterfishing is.... Hook size? Split shot size. And am going old school round bobbers or like the little stick ones I used to use when I was a kid fishing for blue gill? Only asked because I tried this one time for about 30 minutes...
  356. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    Jamie...that 90% just went to 100% so I'm in. Please pass on my number. Also need a little shopping list from you so I know what to buy for gear.
  357. Kool-Aid

    CAST for Kids needs a couple more boats on 9 Sept

    Let me know if you still need boats. I might be able to make it work. Only other real issue is that I don't know how to fish lake Washington. If someone can put me on fish or tell me what to bring then that's half the battle.
  358. Kool-Aid

    Scotty High Speed WTF

    Am the original owner. Am registered. Was told that the displays were not covered under the "lifetime" warranty by the guy at the Sportco counter. Assumed if they have 3-4 of them in stock..he's probably correct. Then verified via Scotty and found that the displays are only covered for 2...
  359. Kool-Aid

    Scotty High Speed WTF

    exactly why they sat unused for 3 years. It actually was the first time I've trolled for salmon since I bought the worldcat
  360. Kool-Aid

    Scotty High Speed WTF

    The new displays I have do have a power button on them. Having said that...I was basically told it's just a matter of time before the batteries in those go out as well, and then I get to buy more displays when it happens again. Sounds like some of you already know my pain. I guess the...
  361. Kool-Aid

    Scotty High Speed WTF

    I'm in rant mode. Well I was last weekend and forgot to post so it's a little delayed. But I'm still pissed. I bought a pair of Scotty high speed downriggers in August 2014...and never used them. Well...I used one of them...to decend rockfish on our deep water days (so let's say one saw 10...
  362. Kool-Aid

    8/6 tuna report, WP

    Best part of that whole report...you got some rest in a bean bag while someone else drove. I swear the times I get to settle into one of my own bean bags and hand over the helm are priceless.
  363. Kool-Aid

    The answer is always no

    Text me tomorrow. I'm full for Saturday but might need some help with the wounded warriors on Friday. And work is over rated.
  364. Kool-Aid

    Anyone else eyeballing a Saturday tuna run?

    Kool-Aid may be in the hunt. Gotta source some scopace pills first
  365. Kool-Aid

    12-digit HIN # requirement

    Well i'm officially in the middle of it...YAY me!!!! I have one EXTRA letter on the end, otherwise it's in compliance. SHIT
  366. Kool-Aid

    Just a Reminder

    So WTF>>>>>I have 1 too many numbers on my HIN. Need tabs for this weekend and now am in the middle of trying to figure out how to handle this. Licensing says I need to go to BECU because they hold the title and need to release it to have the HIN changed. BECU says no, you have to modify...
  367. Kool-Aid

    Point Defiance Trailer parking??

    There a couple of weeks ago. Normal 5 spots down below...saw ZERO Parking anywhere else. Shuttle to where? At this point you mine as well not own a trailerable boat in the south sound TOA is a no go Narrows marina shut down. Pt. Defiance will be a nightmare Redondo already is a nightmare...
  368. Kool-Aid

    Thinking about going knotless

    My two cents.... I rigged two avets with hollow core with the idea of making wind ons. They work great...are seamless and are real quick to switch out...right up until the point the new guy f's something up and you need to cut the line. Then all of the hard work and planning go out the...
  369. Kool-Aid

    Good Riddance

    Congrats on the new one. Amazing how far they've all come. I now work at a CDJR dealership. Walk by their duallies every day. I want to upgrade my '07 so badly but I'm egr deleted, chipped, new tires and 117k so I think I still have a lot of life left. Plus I know dropping the money on a...
  370. Kool-Aid

    ROLL CALL BITCHES

    Rolling into neah on Wednesday staying through Sunday. Somewhere on C dock.
  371. Kool-Aid

    Neah Bay Roll call

    We are rolling into town on Wednesday afternoon....hopefully before our slip mate arrives. Looking like I'm double booked in a slip hopefully we will have enough room for the two of us.
  372. Kool-Aid

    Electric reel recommendations?

    Anyone try the banax reels? Looks like they have a 500 and a 1000.
  373. Kool-Aid

    FinNor Offshore Reel OFS6500 NEW

    Stuck it on my seeker today...good balance. Can't wait to hammer some tuna with it. Shoot may even take it to Neah for my rockfish set up. Thanks again.
  374. Kool-Aid

    La push bar

    Anyone know how they officially measure boat length? I'm 26'6" hence the 266 on the side but overall I'm at 30 feet. I'm assuming it's registered length not overall...but figured I'd ask
  375. Kool-Aid

    FinNor Offshore Reel OFS6500 NEW

    Shooting you a pm
  376. Kool-Aid

    Westport Hotel Recommendation:

    Chateau has been our place for the last two years at the WTC. Only bad part is it's not walking distance to the marina. Otherwise it's a clean hotel with all the amenities you would expect for the price you are paying.
  377. Kool-Aid

    Help Name the Lumacat...

    I get the thigh gap thing. It's good...but might not exactly be the most PC name out there. I still like Prestige Worldwide because it's a play on World cat...and also represents the song "boats and hoes." Turns out my wife isn't a huge step brothers fan and questions the idea that if she's...
  378. Kool-Aid

    Help Name the Lumacat...

    And maybe when you have that list of unique names all together you can send it to me on a pm...I happen to have a cat that hasn't been named. If I find one in that mess I like...I will give the person a thank you card and a $10 gift card to Starbucks :D
  379. Kool-Aid

    Dive ladder

    This came off the Worldcat and I ended up changing the design. I don't have the part that connected to the transom. Pretty sure it's powder coated steel because it's heavy as hell. Thinking $75 OBO.
  380. Kool-Aid

    Radar overlay question from Fng!

    If you can't get it to overlay...can you split the screen? I have simrad stuff that overlays because of the heading sensor but I still like to split my screen so I have a pure radar image. Problem with not having a heading sensor is that when going very slow I don't know if I would trust...
  381. Kool-Aid

    Electric over Hydraulic brake actuators

    I'm running a Carlisle as well. No issues thus far. I think it was less expensive than the other brands and it had the correct output for a dual axle.
  382. Kool-Aid

    Razor clams

    I may head out as well. Question for you guys. I was thinking about taking my son and a little .22. Is there anywhere to shoot along side the roads once you get closer to the ocean? I see all of the gravel roads that kind of head out into the woods but don't know what type of land that is...
  383. Kool-Aid

    I've got 99 problems.....

    Ummm...me thinks it means not to step down the hose size....but hey...if it keeps Todd from stepping on it, I suppose that works too.
  384. Kool-Aid

    Help me blow tens of thousands on a new boat (maybe an oceanpro 22'?)

    Despite the wrap in this picture...I never worked for defiance, or was "sponsored" by them. The 220ex is one of the best platforms in the 22 foot category as far as I am concerned. I put that boat through the paces out in the big water including some no so smart decicsions to push on when a...
  385. Kool-Aid

    GAS TAX

    I've never gotten 1/2 that much back and have been in the 600+ gallon range. I have to send mine in and keep track this time. This was a dismal year though so my usage was down.
  386. Kool-Aid

    GAS TAX

    It too hard to just put your receipts in the same place. I have an envelope by my entry way so it's easy to just stick them in there. I always end up with $60-70 back which is better than nothing. Having said that something changed last year on how you report and I haven't messed with the new...
  387. Kool-Aid

    Neah Bay Lodging?

    I don't get frustrated that easily but this shit is getting ridiculous. Next year I'm going to take the day off work so I can sit on the phone and call and call and call until I get through. I got lucky on moorage...now I need to find a place for a 35 foot 5th wheel.
  388. Kool-Aid

    carfax

    I can look it up tomorrow when I get into work
  389. Kool-Aid

    Razor Report

    Drove all of the way out by myself yesterday because I couldn't convince the wife and kids to head out in that weather. Not the best of conduction s for sure, pulled a few false holes I thought were something. Every time the water pulled back you had maybe a minute to look had and get...
  390. Kool-Aid

    Genesis Mini Bow

    For anyone looking for a nice Christmas present for their little kid. i bought this for one of my kids a few years back and he wasn't really interested. New they are $150.00 with no bag. http://www.genesisbow.com/product/mini-genesis/ $100.00 for the bow and the bag. I may also have some...
  391. Kool-Aid

    Raymarine CHIRP Sonar Screenshots!

    I've invested a shit ton into fancy electronics that I'm sure I'm getting 20% of what they are truly capable of. What I can tell you is that this... Equals this...
  392. Kool-Aid

    It has been an Honor and a Pleasure

    Hard to imagine you not being around...but I wish you the best of luck as you make a new home.
  393. Kool-Aid

    Looking to hire - Mobile Mechanics

    Wish you the best of luck. Been looking for a tech with European experience for a month in the Bellevue area and can't find one. If I wasn't having a hard enough time....you're looking for a few unicorns... I've been in dealerships since 16. I can count the number of technicians that could...
  394. Kool-Aid

    Winter tires for a dually

    I've run blizzaks on my dually and that thing was a tank in the snow. More runs to Crystal than I can remember and times when I had a 3,000 lbs camper on top. They aren't cheap but I guess I consider them the standard as far as non-studded winter tires go. Also...you can get them in an E load...
  395. Kool-Aid

    Razor Clam Opener Rollcall

    I'm out for clamming...probably just gonna make a run for some tuna
  396. Kool-Aid

    Petition - Bring back Howard

    WTF did I miss now?
  397. Kool-Aid

    kelli ann tuna report

    Nice work boys
  398. Kool-Aid

    Catamaran offshore? Pros and cons

    I don't think I will ever go back to a monohull. Those who have been out on my boat know what it can handle in the shittiest of conditions. I honestly don't think there is a softer riding ocean boat in my 26 foot class. I can't count the number of times my crew has fallen asleep in bean bags...
  399. Kool-Aid

    Westport Tuna 9-3

    Nice work.
  400. Kool-Aid

    Got the itch

    Spray curtains and you get pretty protected. No...it's no pilot house but it does the job pretty well. Thing I love about the center consoles are those beautiful 80 degree summer days on the lake or out in the sound. I have a fish killing potential but also a great just cruising around...
  401. Kool-Aid

    What is wrong with this?

    Could have high miles or injector or head gasket issues. Those are no joke on they truck to repair. My 2004 had both injectors and head baskets go at separate times. Cost the extended warranty over $10,000 in the time I had it. still should have never got rid of it because once the issues...
  402. Kool-Aid

    Got the itch

    Yeah this is an 2005 330te. 33 feet with a 10'6" beam. He's asking 88 with the trailer which is pretty reasonable considering the age. If I weren't so backwards in mine it would be a done deal. Twin 45 bait tanks. 888 quarts of insulated storage...plus other non insulated. You could stack...
  403. Kool-Aid

    Got the itch

    Sometimes browsing the web is not a good idea. Now I can't concentrate on anything else Waiting on some more info.... Of course I will take a bath when I sell mine but 7 more feet and 2 feet of beam is looking really really really good right now.
  404. Kool-Aid

    Zeiss conquest HD5 5x25-50

    Ummm....wtf are you talking about. 1). You buying or just being a dick? 2) link I click in shows it as a $1,000 plus piece of glass. So I don't get where him asking 800 is him doubling his money.
  405. Kool-Aid

    a big thanks to the bd brotherhood

    Sorry I couldn't help more. I have a pretty slick set up for my trailer with a spare tire and hub assembly but to find a way to make it work on Brian's would have been a gamble. Great place to break down...we grabbed a Bloody Mary at buzz's at the next exit. Glad you got it off the road safe.
  406. Kool-Aid

    WTC - Hearing only crickets!

    We saw jumpers, couldn't get them after a quick two tries then headed out to the 14 line where there was zero life. Came back in to where we at least saw something previously only to be surrounded by well over a hundred dolphin. They never hit our spread but we're all around the boat. Kind of...
  407. Kool-Aid

    WTC - Hearing only crickets!

    we tried something a little different and didn't go south. Made for a nice boat ride back in because the one fish we got was close to the 43/49 line
  408. Kool-Aid

    Tuna reports

    My first WTC it seemed like it was the Washington guys vs. the Oregon guys. If someone from Washington won all was right in the world. If someone from south of the border came up to your home turf and kicked your ass...it kind of sucked. Then something happened with conflicting dates and such...
  409. Kool-Aid

    Weirdest happened to my OX66 250 at WFO ...

    Any warning buttons on first? Had mine hit an overheat warning and shut down. Ended up being a poppit valve and a t-stat
  410. Kool-Aid

    Tuna reports

    You know it can't be all that promising when Mark is cancelling his trips because the fishing has been so bad. I hope it picks up or I track them down. Two warriors will be with me on Friday so I will keep my fingers crossed.
  411. Kool-Aid

    2006 thunder jet luxor

    Trying to decide if I get microwavable popcorn because this is gonna get good fast....or break out the machine because I have a little time before this gets good. Kevin...I hope you are well known amongst others because shit is gonna get real.
  412. Kool-Aid

    Anybody got a crew spot open for WTC?

    Mike I also have a spot for you Friday before the wtc if you want. I'm taking out two wounded warriors and need someone to help me. Shoot me a pm if you're interested
  413. Kool-Aid

    Best BD Recommendation I've gotten

    Glad to hear she's still in the game. If I were ever to get another lab she would be the first person to call.
  414. Kool-Aid

    WHAT'SD EVERYONE PLANS FOR THE WEEK OF THE WTC

    Roll into town Friday early am. Taking out two wounded warriors, then refuel and get ready for tournament day.
  415. Kool-Aid

    Tuna virgins day at Westport 7/25

    We were out in the same ocean chasing the same thing and pulled a blank for the day. It's pretty cool when charter guys and sport guys are all trying help each find fish...they Just weren't there. That...and even if there were jumpers...you would have never seen them. I swear the entire...
  416. Kool-Aid

    Tough day

    Pacific addiction and defiance guys all had a rough day so I don't think I was alone. Was as far down and out as 11/09. Forecast sucked, didn't see a sign of life anywhere. No jumpers to be seen even if I wanted too because the entire ocean was white capped. Days like today it was nice to...
  417. Kool-Aid

    Tough day

    Well if it makes you feel better I just blanked today.
  418. Kool-Aid

    15lb DR ball mold

    And I'm now back home today if you wanted to come get it. Shoot me a pm with your number if you want to grab it.
  419. Kool-Aid

    15lb DR ball mold

    I had one as well in Auburn. I will be doing the tuna thing on Sunday so I let me know if you can't hook up with josh
  420. Kool-Aid

    For safety's sake

    The Dutch Rudder...
  421. Kool-Aid

    Fuel Tax Refunds

    Snail mail always worked out just fine for me... 10 minutes of my time to organize receipts and I always did a simple spreadsheet. Send it in...get my monies and they send another form automatically. Haven't done the new computer set up yet so we shall see how that goes. I can't remember but...
  422. Kool-Aid

    Rigid Enclosure Build

    Plexus is your friend. Expensive as hell...but great for that stuff.
  423. Kool-Aid

    Jim's Q cove flashers....brand new

    It's a long long story....but don't worry in the end everyone group hugs and wears t-shits. Just saw the pics and it's been a long time since I've seen the "jim's" packaging. I got all nostalgic and shit. And btw...if didn't like them I wouldn't be packing a couple in my bag for my trip to...
  424. Kool-Aid

    Jim's Q cove flashers....brand new

    Oh shit..... The birth of kool-aid http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/qcove-flashers-im-not-drinking-the-kool-aid-yet.314330/
  425. Kool-Aid

    Newcomer to West Coast

    Well hey....he's not asking for numbers and he's not selling anything so a few more checks in the plus column.
  426. Kool-Aid

    Alaska advice

    Guys thanks for the info. I wish I could fish Sitka but we won't have time to make it around. Basically 4 nights on the boat is all I get. So I may have 3 days to try to put something in the boat. Trip is more for the kids than anything else (and I really want to fish so I'm going to have...
  427. Kool-Aid

    Alaska advice

    just curious if any of you have and fishing advice for me. I'm headed up to Alaska with my kids for 4 days. We land in Juneau, hop on my moms boat and head south to Petersburg where we will fly out. Basically we will be on her boat for 4 days just checking stuff out as we head south. Having...
  428. Kool-Aid

    Public Service Announcement

    Don't remember his name. I suppose I could go out to the truck and get the ticket :(.
  429. Kool-Aid

    Public Service Announcement

    Well maybe world cats are excluded. Having said that...they don't take too kindly to them in Port Angeles so maybe I ought not to chance it.
  430. Kool-Aid

    Oil change question

    Google molded oil drain funnel.
  431. Kool-Aid

    Big Halibut

    I've heard big bait...big fish. I've heard big hooks...big fish. But I honestly think it's time on the water. Can't go out every time hoping to pop a triple digit fish. You can catch and release and catch and release and sooner or later you wind up with a better grade of fish...not purely by...
  432. Kool-Aid

    Hali Weekend Forecast

    I seem to remember that a south wind causes kickers to fall off on a back troll. Stay safe friends.
  433. Kool-Aid

    Lapush moorage

    +1 And I hate that I have to give it the +1 because we've had some damn good times there.
  434. Kool-Aid

    AMERICAN IRON

    Well...I I made the switch to American iron....although I still have a love affair with a few Italians I've had in the past. First was my Italian mistress...2003 Ducati ST4s. Every time I started that bike I fell in love with it again. And that was after it tried to kill me twice with a fuel...
  435. Kool-Aid

    Have you seen Mike's boot?

    I lost a sock once at sea. I hope to god his boot didn't suffer the same fate.
  436. Kool-Aid

    Tuning Ff/DS for halibut

    Let me know if you guys dial it in out at lapush...still looking for my kicker. Don't know what one of those look like on the bottom.
  437. Kool-Aid

    Almost Hali time

    Are you attaching those to your line...or just putting them down separate. I've never seen that before...and I kind of like it.
  438. Kool-Aid

    Vinyl wrap?

    Or I can save everyone the trouble and tell you wrapjax did his as well. Not that I remembered but I went to their website and clicked on the boat picture. Mine was in the gallery along with tracker's
  439. Kool-Aid

    Vinyl wrap?

    Wrapjax were the guys that did the defiance. They did good work and were easy to deal with.
  440. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Bocatech switches. International marine services did the panel and switches for me. The backlighting is an led strip that I can made red, blue or white.
  441. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Well some shrimp need to die before I get that backlighting correct...but as of tonight I am up and running. Night mode (didn't even know Simrad had such a thing). Normal day mode (granted pic was taken at night).
  442. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Well just a little closer. Screwed up and am going to have to pull it back apart after my trip this weekend. Just didn't cut deep enough to allow backlighting to come through on the lower switches.
  443. Kool-Aid

    Tack driver complete

    Great build. Right now I have a friend putting on a vortex pst Scope for The rifle I bought from you. Should be ready to take it out soon.
  444. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    The 17" display is hooked to a nso system (older version, not the newest NSO evo). Even for older technology it is super quick to redraw. I have the nss7 as my sonar and back up GPS. One network cord and I can move the radar to either unit. Both units can operate the sonic hub radio and...
  445. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Well, I'm part way there. Ended up going with starboard. The dimensions are saved in the computer so I can always just cut another panel out of another material if I decide I don't like the look. 17" display now flush mount. Moved the simrad NSS7 down from the electronics box. Op40...
  446. Kool-Aid

    Lake Shasta and two stroke outboards

    I was hoping someone may know the answer to this as reading the rules are like trying to interpret our fishing seasons up north (you almost need a lawyer to figure it out). I'm trying to find out if lake Shasta allows my two stroke engine. From what I've read if it is direct injection then I...
  447. Kool-Aid

    Self promoters decreasing opportunity

    Maybe he meant he used a sea anchor:eyepoppin. Maybe he was staying on that side of the pond and made a run all of the way over? And I get it...at the end of the day he will sell more gear creating a buzz (I'm assuming it's the same guy who is affiliated to the store....maybe I'm wrong)...
  448. Kool-Aid

    Self promoters decreasing opportunity

    That popped up on my feed as well. First thought...didn't see anyone all day...right up until you head out next time...You and 30 of your best Facebook friends will be anchored on that bank.
  449. Kool-Aid

    Best price on trailers?

    I guess I might be the first guy to say it.... Don't look for a cheap or inexpensive trailer. A good trailer built correctly that fits the boat the way it is supposed to is priceless. Either way...good luck. I had to source mine from a builder in California so I'm not of a lot of help other...
  450. Kool-Aid

    Bean Bags

    Tear drop style Makes for a great napping platform. One of these days I will take advantage and make someone else drive. And good luck on the group buy. I'm still good on mine. Just need one of those nets to secure them to the bar top when we stop.
  451. Kool-Aid

    Anyone used these switches

    If I buy from a panel maker it looks like about $50 per switch but they have a built in circuit breaker. Less wiring from them as well. If I go rocker less expensive switch but more labor to build the jumpers and such. I suppose I could do all that but plug and play...or build a wiring harness...
  452. Kool-Aid

    Anyone used these switches

    in the middle of designing the layout of the new front panels and ran across these switches. Anyone tried these before? http://www.bocatechinc.com/marine-products-2/mini-led-power-switch Looks like it can save me some room vs. using the rocker switches.
  453. Kool-Aid

    Port Orchard Yacht club on fire

    And she's good. They're on D and I guess it happened on the B dock. Either way...not good. From what she has gotten so far 6 boats and the boat houses. No one injured.
  454. Kool-Aid

    Port Orchard Yacht club on fire

    Moms boathouse is at the port orchard yacht club. She's trying to figure out what happened and if her boat is effected right now. Not what she was expecting to wake up too.
  455. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Well shit just got real. Dash is apart. I think if I can find local i can just drop the panels off. Otherwise I'm going to have to rely on giving my measurements to someone online.
  456. Kool-Aid

    Old canvas enclosure

    not sure there is any market for this but I'm not sure I will ever try to connect any of it to the new top. This was the canvas enclosure on the boat before I had the hard top made. It's old...like ten years old. One front window is scratched the other two front are crazed. Side panel...
  457. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    There are some companies that make a carbon fiber type plastic that some other worldcat guys have used. Or I could just go with some starboard. It just has to be thick enough to carry a 17" monitor on the one side. The 1/4 inch stuff would be enough for the guages. The panel express place did...
  458. Kool-Aid

    Front panel replacement

    Anyone know any companies that will build me a front panel? I can do the cut outs...I just need the panel cut out. Front panel express is a cool idea right up to the point I need a cad drawing because my panel isn't perfectly square (more like a trapezoid). There's a trophy place in port...
  459. Kool-Aid

    Need recommendation for lights for front bumper light bar.

    Well thanks to a great BD classified deal, I picked up a front light bar for the truck. Turns out it fit just fine and it kept the front tow hooks in tact. Any recommendations on lights without going into overkill. I have room for 4 but think two would probably work well.
  460. Kool-Aid

    Cyn City is For Sale

    Saw your post. What's a move out date? Are you looking to sell right now or wait through the season. My mom is selling her house on hood canal and when that goes will probably be looking to reinvest. Being the nice son that I am I'm trying to point her in a direction. Either Westport or...
  461. Kool-Aid

    Need your help

    i know you can like pages....but I don't know how to put your name in it. Anyone want to help me help Vance?
  462. Kool-Aid

    4 tab light bar for 3/4 Dodge

    I will take it. Sending you a pm
  463. Kool-Aid

    Raymarine Shoutout

    Always liked dealing with ray marine. Had it on my other two boats. They have a good online technical support solution as well.
  464. Kool-Aid

    4 tab light bar for 3/4 Dodge

    Gonna go check my truck. I think this will work. I will shoot you another pm if I have the correct type of bumper
  465. Kool-Aid

    Trailer Brake Help

    Stop overthinking how you are going to get this done using the existing stuff. Call and get a quote to switch to electric over hydraulic. Get it done. Go tow the boat. Post up thanking me for spending your money. I had the same set up. Same EZ loader trailer. Went electric over hydraulic...
  466. Kool-Aid

    Razor Clams

    I may head out tomorrow. Any specific place to go at moclips? I normally do the twin harbor thing and just pick a random beach access road. Is it the same up there?
  467. Kool-Aid

    Anyone else having trouble around prime time

    I do have Comcast but the rest of the Internet stuff loads just fine. BD is the only one that won't load all of the way or sometimes just times out loading.
  468. Kool-Aid

    Anyone else having trouble around prime time

    Is anyone else having loading issues around 6-10pm with the site? Or is it just me? I can't get anything to load most nights lately. Just started happening so I don't know if it's my iPad or something else that is going on I can fix on my side of things. And it's just this site. Using the...
  469. Kool-Aid

    Crap happens

    Man another story...another lesson learned. That type of stuff pops up on this board and we are all a little smarter for reading it. I learned about pilot house boats and auto inflatables on this board...and always had a knife on me in case I got pinned in the cabin (from one of the threads...
  470. Kool-Aid

    Im having Twins Soon.. Need Help With Shoes.

    I am running my old school Yamaha saltwater series stuff. I'm at a 15p prop. If they swap over I'm more than happy to let you borrow them for a test run or two. Keep in mind I am running 150 two strokes. I'm turning 5400rpm at wot loaded. If I remember right cruise is around 3800 rpm...
  471. Kool-Aid

    Private Party Gun Sales

    Nosecrets and I ended up in factoria when I purchased his rifle. $25 at the gun store to do the paperwork. Took 10 minutes and we were official.
  472. Kool-Aid

    PrimeTime gets blasted...

    Bob, Ever done a catamaran? I'm pretty sure the guy I bought the boat from just slapped a fresh coat over the existing (can still see the other color from his trailer marks. Thinking of getting it cleaned up and then re applied the correct way.
  473. Kool-Aid

    Crap happens

    Enclosed cabins and auto inflate jackets...there was a real life thing on this a while back. My memory is fading and I'm too lazy to try to find the thread but if I remember correctly a knife on his persons is what made the difference in that scenario. Being pinned to the ceiling of something...
  474. Kool-Aid

    Crap happens

    And the award for biggest dickhead comment so far this year is.... Glad to hear everyone made it out safe.
  475. Kool-Aid

    Weather is nice but it sucks to be here

    Glad he's ok. If you didn't get to fish...I hope you at least had a chance to watch some birds and shrimp boats.
  476. Kool-Aid

    Tuna on the brain.

    Don't put anything on it. It's served as a spot for getting lunches put together, throwing a bag of chips on, tackle etc. you will be amazed how much use that top gets. The least of which was cutting bait.
  477. Kool-Aid

    Anyone running Suzuki 175s

    I had a df140 Suzuki on my first defiance. The thing never gave me any issues and was super quiet. I'm more worried about hole shot and climbing power in a rough ocean. I'm a little partial to 2 stroke power when it comes to that.
  478. Kool-Aid

    Tuna on the brain.

    I miss my bait tank.... Getting the top was a smart call. If you see anyone think it's a bait cutting board you have my permission to bitch slap them.
  479. Kool-Aid

    Anyone running Suzuki 175s

    On the power side of things I'm hoping for good instant power. I loved that about my etec. (Granted on that boat I went from a 150 4 stroke to the 200ho etec) so it was a night and day difference. Our ocean dictates ending an engine that will make the boat immediately react when you bang the...
  480. Kool-Aid

    Anyone running Suzuki 175s

    Completely forgot Marcus has those on his. I will get ahold of those guys. 64...can't find my boat with newer engine plus the money I've spent to get it set up. Bought the boat a a good price knowing I was going to throw some money in it. It has a solid hull so I will get plenty of life with...
  481. Kool-Aid

    Anyone running Suzuki 175s

    Well like the post said....anyone running Suzuki 175s? I have a repower on the brain. Whether or not I do anything about it is a whole different story. The boat is rated to 400 total hp so up to a 200. The current salt water series Yamaha 150s push the boat great but are gas hogs and smoke...
  482. Kool-Aid

    Twin etec 200 hos

    I had a 200ho on my defiance and loved that thing. Working on what to repower the cat with right now. Probably a year away but the 200ho will definitely make the short list.
  483. Kool-Aid

    Headache rack Rocket Launcher - 15 holders

    5th ave gym. Right near that area. Dropped the boat off with whodat towers and ate at Trinacria. Can't miss that rack...that's for sure
  484. Kool-Aid

    Headache rack Rocket Launcher - 15 holders

    I swear I saw this rack in downtown Olympia tonight. Looks good...even in the dark.
  485. Kool-Aid

    1 central 50 gallon or twin 30 gallon bait tanks in the corners

    I've noticed in a lot of the bigger center console boats they do the two in the corner deal. Don't know it's a fishery thing that needs to separate bait types. In my limited experience with transom type tanks was that it was a pain in the ass trying to squish in to get a bait while guys had...
  486. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    You might have to send me your work out plan. My plan was to start to lighten the lifting routine. Bike two days and run two days to help start cutting down some fat with a little weights sprinkled in.
  487. Kool-Aid

    WTC Registration is open!

    Prestige Worldwide is in. Still have to come up with a boat name.
  488. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    Well good new to me is that I have just over 80 rounds of brass fire formed to the gun so if I ever decide I want to jump into the world of reloading...I have a base to start with.
  489. Kool-Aid

    Shrimp Opener.....MAY 14th

    And this is why I will be doing shrimp in Canada this year.
  490. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    Which brings up a good point...thanks for all the suggestions. Nosecrets sold me my first bolt gun. Remington AAC-SD .308 win. It's a little heavy for walking around but I have a feeling I will be doing more bench shooting than I will be deer hunting. This will be a good gun for me to...
  491. Kool-Aid

    New person at the Westport Marina office

    So after a summer of moorage on lake Washington I was thinking of Westport this year. So no stay and play? And forgive the ignorance...just never done the Westport moorage thing.
  492. Kool-Aid

    Trailer Build Question

    West coast trailers did my cat trailer. Not the cheapest but done correctly. Only draw back was his location in CA. Having said that trailer was set up almost perfect. One simple adjustment front to rear and I was golden.
  493. Kool-Aid

    Remington aac sd 308

    Sending you a pm
  494. Kool-Aid

    Downrigger Ball Mold

    I've got a 15 as well if you want to borrow. I think I may have some rings left as well. I'm in the auburn or southcenter area if you wanted to grab it.
  495. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    Well still on the prowl. I had to head to Olympia so I stopped into bass pro shops to shoulder and feel a couple. I liked the tikka and a browning A 2. They both can be had in left hand which would be nice. I've managed right hand shot guns all my life and figure maybe I deserve to go left...
  496. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    Mostly deer gun. Having said that it will be my only long gun so if I'm out shooting with friends I want a little more than a deer gun. If I had to call it anything I want a gun I can tote around hunting but still hold its own at the range when out with friends.
  497. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    That's just my gun price range not including the scope. Liked the idea of the ruger but if I actually want a range gun it doesn't sound like it's designed to run multiple shots without overheating the barrel.
  498. Kool-Aid

    Deer gun suggestion

    Well a little Christmas funds mixed with a bass pro shops gift card and I decided I mine as well look for a long gun considering I had to borrow a buddies last year for my first ever deer hunt. In my 700ish price range I've narrowed it down to the Browning X-Bolt, a tikka t3 light and the...
  499. Kool-Aid

    Seeker and misc. rod repair

    Always to the outside. I fish a lot of new guys and don't always catch them when they hook the eye. The seeker...that's all me. My new found love of the iron has accidentally meant I reel that iron just a wee bit too hard right into the tip ( which is the eye that lost the plastic)
  500. Kool-Aid

    Seeker and misc. rod repair

    So this year's tuna season was a little rough on my gear and I want to get on the repair now instead of waiting too long. I have a seeker rod and a lamiglass rod where both of the inside eyes have popped out. Meaning the whole guide is still there, just the inside plastic portion the line...
  501. Kool-Aid

    Big Salmon Moorage

    All of the sudden sekiu is looking better and better. My work schedule will suck and getting time off is gonna be hard. Tough justifying that type of moorage If I'm not sure I can get the time off. Sekiu isn't going to book up so it might be a good last minute option for me.
  502. Kool-Aid

    Crab Thieves MA 11

    Could very well have cleaned and left although simalar soaks have had loaded pots in years previous (just down south). Tuna was the bait. Two doors zip tied shut and other doors with weights on them.
  503. Kool-Aid

    Day Island Launch closed?

    had to have been a tough call considering all of the new docks they put in last year. Unless he wasn't seeing a bump in moorage from people that would launch then leave the boat in over night. Just crazy how the acts of a few effect so many. Chalk it up to the way of the new world.
  504. Kool-Aid

    Day Island Launch closed?

    Yes I guess you would call that the narrows. I've always called it day island for some reason. And what? Closed permanently? Jesus. I use it during the winter because it's close to the nisqually area for crabbing. We are losing launches year after year. Pretty soon we will have one...
  505. Kool-Aid

    Day Island Launch closed?

    So I'm either out of the loop or you south sound guys just may know this. I got the hall pass Christmas morning to go drop some crab pots in my favorite winter crabbing area (nisqually). So I load the boat and head down to day island and am there right before daylight hits. I start to get...
  506. Kool-Aid

    Crab Thieves MA 11

    I got my ass handed to me this weekend in MA11. Two crab to show for it checking them after 12 hour soaks. Zero crab and zero bait. I don't think anyone checked them as they were pretty much right on the mark. I usually do well with an over night soak at the nisqually area but day island...
  507. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Yes I did...and the worse part is that I ended up almost exactly where I started.
  508. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Well...here's my pic or it didn't happen. Not exactly throwing iron around today. More rubber hitting the pavement for 13.1 miles at the Seattle half marathon. I will say the Gym work has helped with the endurance in my legs and my cardio capacity. I haven't trained past 4 miles since my...
  509. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Well today was the start of week four for me. I've been flying solo down south since day two. Just making sure you boys up north are still on track. Not astronomical but down 9lbs so I can't complain.
  510. Kool-Aid

    CRAB / SALMON UPDATES??!!??!! 11&13

    Capt. Starbucks....about the best second post I've read. :appl:
  511. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Nice work boys. Week two in the books for me as my weekends are my rest days. Tommy what are you guys doing? So far I've been following this but again...I need to find a good 5 consecutive day plan. Each day is also 20-30 minutes of cardio Monday- chest/tri Tuesday- bi/lats...
  512. Kool-Aid

    Looking for crew cab

    No go on the one in Wenatchee ?
  513. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Yeah you're gonna kinda feel it tomorrow....the day after that...ummm good luck with that.
  514. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Gary sorry to hear. In the gym 5 days this week and I'm dropping weight. Still need to settle on an official game plan for the gym routine but I changed my eating habits. Mix the gym and eating better and I've already seen the results. Can't wait to actually figure a good plan out and stick...
  515. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Thanks for the info I know one guy who's run one and he's actually done a couple. Guy is light and fit. I'm heavy and somewhat fit. My knees have never been a problem but my rotator cuff injuries mean not a lot of obstacles. I.e tough mudder and such. They sound fun but I have limited range...
  516. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Tommy the running just started as a pipe dream...can a fat guy do 13.1 miles. I honestly hate running. I hate saying I'm a runner because I'm slow and that somehow means I'm not good enough to be a considered a runner. BUT at the end of the day even if I average a 13 minute mile...I'm a...
  517. Kool-Aid

    Throwing Some IRON Around!

    Damn Tommy sweet offer. I would love to get an actual program going. I'm Still down at the Tukwila LA but pulled off the work out and started running over the summer. With the weather going to shit it's time to get back at it in the morning. Eric if you need a work out partner let me know. I...
  518. Kool-Aid

    Diesel?

    I came from a 2004 stock duramax dually. I had an extended warranty that covered almost $12,500 in repairs. Those repairs ranged from injectors to head gaskets. Good truck but I sold it when I sold my camper which I regret to this day simply because I had all the work done...it only had...
  519. Kool-Aid

    Smoked tuna bellies

    Just kept it simple last batch. Packed on rock salt 30 minutes. Rinse. Sprinkled pepper. Smoked. Ate. Pretty simple and really good. Got to be careful with salt and tuna it soaks it up way more than salmon. And it can get salty really easily. I guess I should add that I skin them, pull...
  520. Kool-Aid

    Center Cut full story

    Man there has been a rash of crazy happening this year. 1) first and foremost you guys were unharmed. Call it a blessing...call it karma...call it your driving skills...call it whatever...but the bottom line is that's You survived it and got to share your story and for that we are all...
  521. Kool-Aid

    A big Boil

    Dockton has plenty of boat space especially this time of year.
  522. Kool-Aid

    Crummy Start to my day!!! my 1997 Luhrs Sank at the dock

    :( At least all were safe. Jesus between you and Vance my insurance rates are gonna go up next year.
  523. Kool-Aid

    Not1Not2Not3But4 Yellow Tail today

    Jesus I blank out Sunday and a couple of days later we have a certified yellowtail bite go off. Congrats. Thar had to be a blast.
  524. Kool-Aid

    Scratched 3

    That was me. Stuck it out until 4 pm before heading back in. Made for a late night getting home. Only silver lining is that the boat didn't get all bloody so clean up was easy. Sunday only assured me of one thing...I'm not closing my season on that note. I will be back for one more trip for...
  525. Kool-Aid

    Scratched 3

    Blanked today. Haven't done that move in a long time. Wondering if the moon has anything to do with it.
  526. Kool-Aid

    Tuna Sunday???

    No shit...but I think I'm gonna poke my head out anyway. Got nervous last week and called it and should have went. I just get nervous rolling into town Sunday. Always afraid of them either being closed or having no ice.
  527. Kool-Aid

    Tuna Sunday???

    Just curious of who else might be headed out. I'm assuming bait isn't open until 6am...but anyone know about ice? I haven't done ice on a Sunday in a while so I don't know what time they open up...and or if I need to call ahead of time to make sure they have it available.
  528. Kool-Aid

    good news KELLI ANN

    Glad they got it sourced. I'd Love to see you get out at least one last run before the season comes to an end.
  529. Kool-Aid

    TUNA Buddy Boat Sat?

    Should have never called the trip...but it is what it is. After that ass kicking at the WTC I was a little guns shy Good job to all those who went out and killed fish.
  530. Kool-Aid

    Open seat tuna saturday

    Thanks for all the pms. Had it set with the first person to get to me but just pulled the plug. Forecast is too remenecent of the WTC forecast.
  531. Kool-Aid

    Open seat tuna saturday

    looks like I may be putting a last minute trip to Westport on Saturday for some tuna. Shoot me a pm if you have any interest.
  532. Kool-Aid

    Some pretty damn great friends

    Shit tons of awesome.
  533. Kool-Aid

    Everett moorage for derby

    I will give them a call. only fear is that I can't find guest moorage for Saturday night. That would screw me pretty good.
  534. Kool-Aid

    Everett moorage for derby

    does anyone know if The Everett marina does a weekly moorage? Thinking about doing the derby but will have the kids so it would be nice if the boat was already in the water. Likewise I wouldn't mind getting a prefish day in after work. I did it once but that was just for a day or two and was...
  535. Kool-Aid

    Canvas Top

    Check my posts. I asked a while back. Biggest issue was that everyone was busy. I ended up going with Breezy upholstery in Seattle. They traveled to do the measurements and install. They weren't the cheapest but the product turned out awesome.
  536. Kool-Aid

    WSDOT oversized permit questions

    I smell a Freeman 33 pilot house headed to the Washington coast.
  537. Kool-Aid

    Edmonds Coho Derby Saturday, September 12 win $5000!

    Or if you're short on time and have a decent fish...head to Edmonds and have your friend back the boat down to the end of a dock...then jump from the swim step with the fish in your hands and run down the dock and up to the line while Ron counts down the last few seconds of the cut off time...
  538. Kool-Aid

    Edmonds Coho Derby Saturday, September 12 win $5000!

    Hope you guys have a great time. Missing it this year because I got the crazy idea that I wanted to see if I could run a half marathon. Turns out I'm gonna find out the day of the derby :(
  539. Kool-Aid

    Kicker mounting

    I haven't seen you drive...Let's just say I know what happens when you don't. Some ling cod out at the SW corner could tell you why as well. In fact it's probably responsible for more lost gear than any kicker motor in history.
  540. Kool-Aid

    Pon Pon Powers out.

    I'm back up and running. We usually always get screwed when the power does down. Any other issues arise with what you borrowed I have a generator you could borrow. It would be enough for the freezer.
  541. Kool-Aid

    Kicker mounting

    Whatever you do....through-bolt it....
  542. Kool-Aid

    Last Minute Tuna Railfest

    gotta love it when no plan whatsoever turns epic.
  543. Kool-Aid

    Dad had a secret weapon or two hidden away

    You have no other choice than to run those on your troll spread... If I'm smiling at the thought of an albacore at the other end of the line...I can't even imagine what you would be feeling.
  544. Kool-Aid

    TEAM F24

    Welcome...considering where you have spent most of your time...know that we pitch each other a lot of shit around here...and it's perfectly acceptable because at the end of the day we have each other's back out on the big blue. I would venture to say this is the strongest fishing Internet...
  545. Kool-Aid

    Dad update - bad

    I'm so sorry to be reading all of this. My thoughts are with you and your family.
  546. Kool-Aid

    Long shot for Long fins???

    Maybe I'm weird but I think there's a progression. First you need to be a fisherman...then a student...then a boat captain. First step...charter or basically have someone help you with everything. Then a student. You learn when lines are going to start getting crossed...you learn how...
  547. Kool-Aid

    WTC veterans rides

    I got a text from one of the guys that I took out for tuna on Friday. "Thank you SO much Jason. This trip was seriously in the my top 10 life events. I had such a blast and my family is so thankful for the three of you guys!! God bless all of you and all of your family's.." So if that...
  548. Kool-Aid

    WTC weather, my oh shit moment, and what I learned.... read and watch.

    I'm glad you made it back safe. experience teaches those who are willing to learn from it. The year I lost my kicker was a south wind out of lapush (some of you probably remember that day on the water) gave me the confidence to know how to handle the water yesterday but even that still never...
  549. Kool-Aid

    Westport fresh water wash down

    Just my opinion....don't sweat the small stuff. Not gonna kill the boat if you don't wash the engines down after each use ... especially considering you are going right back out the next day. If you were leaving for a week before you put it back in the water then I would say for you to...
  550. Kool-Aid

    WTC small craft advisory? how did it actually shape up in real time?

    Ditto on the shit weather. I pulled out the life raft, ditch bag and throwable to have them at arms length if stuff got ugly. Crazy considering I was doing 30 mph on the way out. When I hit my mark to get home I was just over 40 miles away from the entrance. Just gotta say I love the new...
  551. Kool-Aid

    2015 WTC Initial Results

    That was me... Prestige Worldwide...some people remembered where it came from...my wife (who doesnt even fish) found "team boats and hoes" inappropriate. Plus I have a world cat....so it kind of tied it all together.
  552. Kool-Aid

    Attention 2015 WTC Team Captains

    I will be out Friday with a partial crew and a warrior. How long will the ice be available?
  553. Kool-Aid

    Thats my girl!

    I'm not a UFC kind of guy (I.e. I've never paid for a fight) but have seen some of her stuff and it's down right scary. Bottom line is that she dominates and there isn't anyone who can even come close. What....something like 12-0 with only 1 fight going past the first round. Crazy. This was...
  554. Kool-Aid

    Go get 'em whenever the weather is safe enoguh for your boat to be out

    WTC is gonna get interesting this year with all these big fish floating around.
  555. Kool-Aid

    I'M GONNA MISS HER....

    Hope you sold her to a guy who likes to kill fish. Hardest part of letting mine go was that I sold it to a guy who was just learning how to fish. Part of me was just a little sad about the fact that the deck would probably never see tuna blood again. May the new owner do it justice and can't...
  556. Kool-Aid

    7/12 WP tuna.

    Good to see you out on the water. We pulled the plug just around 12:30 satisfied with the number of fish on board and looking a a rain storm that was headed our direction. First tuna trip of the year. It felt good to knock the cobwebs off
  557. Kool-Aid

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

    And double bullshit. Traced it back to the original new tribune article. Guy accused has a previous negligent that was amended down from a dui. Fantastic. He's traveled this road before. Let's hope this time the system recognizes it.
  558. Kool-Aid

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

    Absolutely sucks to hear. Accidents can happen but ones involving alcohol...completely avoidable in my opinion. I did lake Union this year for the first time. I can not believe how many drunk boaters there were out there. My hopes were that most I've them slept it off on anchor but I have...
  559. Kool-Aid

    Who is running for tuna Sunday (12 July)

    Herd of cats...do we have more than two? Is Marcus running? Half of crew will be spending the night and I'm rolling in on Sunday am. See you guys out in the big water. Still deciding if I even bother with the salmon gear.
  560. Kool-Aid

    Who is running for tuna Sunday (12 July)

    Crew is put together for Sunday. Does anyone know what time ice would be available?
  561. Kool-Aid

    A little help for a friend in Westport

    Anyone down in Westport with a little engine knowledge willing to help a brother out? My friend Dave just got his boat back from being serviced and launched today but can't get any throttle. This may blow his holiday weekend. I have a feeling they may have not clipped the throttle cable back...
  562. Kool-Aid

    windlass recommendation

    Reality is that I only used the anchor on the other boat for real shallow water stuff. 4th of July, casting for pinks, etc. I don't anchor for halibut. So maybe just get an anchor for now.
  563. Kool-Aid

    windlass recommendation

    26'6" World cat And Griff...no it doesn't...which is why I made the post about windlass recommendations. I'm asking what "good" is. I have nothing to base it on as I've never shopped for one.
  564. Kool-Aid

    windlass recommendation

    I think I want to throw an anchor on the boat and am looking at recommendations. The defiance had a free-fall Lewmar profish on it and I never had any troubles with it. Having said that I read some reviews that were a little unfavorable. Since that one came with the boat...I didn't really...
  565. Kool-Aid

    I'm back bitches.....

    Welcome back. Pretty much nailed the list except you forgot to add that dragon balls bought a big boat and posts pictures about it all of the time.
  566. Kool-Aid

    Pray for Goatram

    Double damn. Get well right quick.
  567. Kool-Aid

    2007-2010 Duramax anybody driving one?

    He will want your arm, leg, first born and three tuna trips. And then he'll tell you he was doing you a favor.
  568. Kool-Aid

    Adios!

    Pat best of luck to both of you. It was great to meet and spend a little time in Roche with you. If you plan on heading back and need to hop on a boat let me know...you're always welcome aboard.
  569. Kool-Aid

    2007-2010 Duramax anybody driving one?

    Well since I still have the temp on the back of mine I can kind of chime in. I have the 2006 LBZ. If you start talking to diesel guys it seems that there is this movement to go to the pre emissions version that was on the LBZ engine. Mine is stock and the thing pulls awesome. Its paired...
  570. Kool-Aid

    Koolaid and other groceries

    It is working. Definite learning curve but am getting it dialed in. I guess I can measure my driving skills by the fact that I have guys in bean bags falling asleep. Still learning a following sea. If I surf down the front it seems to want to dig in and pitch. I have some reading to do on...
  571. Kool-Aid

    Koolaid and other groceries

    Eric...I only gave you a nod at the dock. My apologies for not introducing myself. My brain was in go out and fish mode. And yeah...almost exactly 22 hours from the time I left my hour until the time I pulled back into the driveway. I need to be retired so I stop doing crazy shit like that.
  572. Kool-Aid

    May Was The Month Of The Morel!

    Spent more time as a kid picking morels than most. Step father was an avid mushroom hunter and thats what consumed most weekends. Of all the different mushrooms I always liked morels best. Part because of the taste. Part because it was generally nice out when we went. Kind of had a...
  573. Kool-Aid

    Koolaid and other groceries

    Definitely a good time and zero sleep. Went to bed at 10:30pm to wake up at 12:30am to start the turn and burn and was back in my driveway at 11:30pm. Everything went smooth on the ride over and the new (to me) Duramax pulled the boat 1000 times better than my gasser. Has a little ass pucker...
  574. Kool-Aid

    transducer ?

    Ron chimed in as I was typing. Just for reference mine is the TM265LH. Again this one has dual range frequencies. I just don't know if garmin has the capability to use that type of system.
  575. Kool-Aid

    transducer ?

    Get Ron to chime in. He just went chirp (as did I) but his was thru hull. Mine is a big ass transom mount one. I was holding bottom the weekend at 1100 feet and 20 mph. And I have it on the higher of the frequency setting. it's a dual band chirp transducer but I don't have a separate...
  576. Kool-Aid

    transducer ?

    What type of electronics do you have? Do you have chirp capabilities?
  577. Kool-Aid

    Swim Step Kicker mount

    Make sure you through-bolt that thing. Just sayin'....
  578. Kool-Aid

    Open halibut seat Saturday at neah

    Well...let's try this again after Thursday's debacle.. I managed to swing Saturday off. I'm planning on an epic one day run and have an open seat for Saturday. Bottom line is that the details are liquid right now. Nothing is set in stone other than I want to kill some fish and I need to be...
  579. Kool-Aid

    open seat for a neah turn and burn

    Of course I get the news after I wake up at 430 am this morning to go pull the boat off lake Washington before I had to start work. Glad I wasted that time.
  580. Kool-Aid

    open seat for a neah turn and burn

    This is way last minute. I might have an open seat for neah bay on Thursday for halibut. I'm still ironing out details but in typical fashion I will warn anyone interested it will be a turn and burn trip. Leaving either tomorrow night if I can find us a place to sleep or Thursday morning...
  581. Kool-Aid

    WTB TACO OUTRIGGER MOUNTS

    Vance...those are hard to come by...especially in our area. Even on THT they go as quick as they come up. Found a site that seems to have them cheaper than anyone else. I think I will be getting the gs280 model
  582. Kool-Aid

    Had an oh shit moment with the Kelli Ann

    And I thought forgetting the plug in the boat was an ass pucker moment. That's momumental. As far as the driving...slow..then slower. And everyone shuts up unless spoken to by you. by this time next year you'll be a pro.
  583. Kool-Aid

    PSA Ocean Anglers Meeting, May 2

    Greg was a wealth of knowledge. Can't wait to put some of the stuff I learned from him to the test.
  584. Kool-Aid

    New Ride

    That's a good sized DC. Congrats on the new ride.
  585. Kool-Aid

    Music is the key you see.....

    Simrad sonic hub. Works pretty damn good. Of course..I'm gonna need to add at least 4 more speakers and amp to get that Florida sand bar look.
  586. Kool-Aid

    For those who the forecast scared off the water sunday.

    On the way out we had breakers to deal with that were a mile past the jetty. I've never seen that before. Just picked a spot that looked good and pushed through it and we were fine. Just freaked me out a little. Way back was ugly but doable. I need to figure out how to catch a ling out...
  587. Kool-Aid

    2000 World Cat 266 SC, 2013 Suzuki 175s

    Good luck with the sale guys. Days like today being in a cat out on the big pond is priceless.
  588. Kool-Aid

    Weatherman

    Great forecast for a center console with no curtains. Scuba mask...engaged. See you guys at the meeting...assuming I remember how to catch shrimp in MA11 and don't have to spend all day on the water getting limits.
  589. Kool-Aid

    Custom kill bags

    So the worldcat has two massive storage areas along the side of the center console. Only issue is that they both just drain into the bilge area. I have three options...one figure out how to add mascerator pumps which is wiring...holes...panel switches etc. labor intensive and a pain in the...
  590. Kool-Aid

    PSA Ocean Anglers Meeting, May 2

    Kind of doing the same thing here. Shrimp in the am then off to westport. If I get settled in I will be down with my crew to participate in the winning of raffle items.
  591. Kool-Aid

    Westport Marina Sold Out

    Aaron...reservations for a slip or hotel? If the slip how long did you make it for?
  592. Kool-Aid

    Westport Marina Sold Out

    Called to get a night of moorage for the 2nd. That didn't happen. Week or longer or no reservations. I guess I have to hope guest moorage is available because you evidently can't just get it for the night. If not...I will just have to get in line on Sunday morning along with everyone else.
  593. Kool-Aid

    I need a new (to me) truck

    We have a 2006 dodge 1 ton that I'm looking at buying. Dually, diesel, 4x4, nav, air bags, etc. We paid all the money for it when we took it in on trade. I say looking because $$30+ k for a 2006 is crazy to me. Diesel is so freaking popular I'm going to end up paying over what the...
  594. Kool-Aid

    I need a new (to me) truck

    Under 15 k and you aren't going to find anything diesel that is worth a damn. I'm running into the same issue and have decided I'm just going to have to pony up. I actually just listed my truck on Craigslist. It's a 2003 Chevrolet 2500hd with the 6.0l 4x4. 92k miles and runs great...I I...
  595. Kool-Aid

    Westport Marina Sold Out

    Are you talking the stay and play or opening weekend for halibut?
  596. Kool-Aid

    Annual La Push Moorage Thread

    From what I've heard they have it figured out now...now being after the other guy vanished with all the paperwork and deposits. For those that drove up had their name on a note pad and maybe even threw up some money to prepay...I hope it works out for the best. I think I'm officially done...
  597. Kool-Aid

    The New Fishin' Luhrs is Ready to Rumble

    Perfect. Leave the lights on so I can follow you out for halibut in a few weeks o_O
  598. Kool-Aid

    ADIOS MIS AMIGOS....NEXT STOP.....COSTA RICA!!!

    Sounds like one of those once in a lifetime things that once you get the taste for it...you want it to be a once every year type thing. Amazing the class of fisherman that you have to compete with...to be there is a great accomplishment...to be competitive takes that accomplishment to another...
  599. Kool-Aid

    2015 WTC Registration

    Team Prestige Worldwide is now in the hunt.
  600. Kool-Aid

    Ocean Salmon Season PFMC work in progress

    Chin up...you guys are fighting the good fight...and in the end that's all that matters.
  601. Kool-Aid

    Makrolon for canvas.

    Talked to Greg...he's busy right now. But he's the one who suggested that material and said not everyone works with it. Talked to brad...also busy but i didn't talk materials with him.
  602. Kool-Aid

    Makrolon for canvas.

    So much for waiting until April to try to get three pieces of canvas made. I called everywhere and am waiting for a couple of call backs but thus far...no way Im getting any canvas work done before the May westport opener. So this frees up some research time. Anyone gone to a makrolon front...
  603. Kool-Aid

    Let's talk Propellers! Enertia Eco

    I called it skidish...you called it squirrely...same thing. It's like the deep v part of the boat loses connection. Ryan no bow steer. It was like the whole boat was out of water kind of skating on it for lack of a better way of describing it. 4 blades have their place...it just wasn't on my...
  604. Kool-Aid

    defiance 220 ex advise

    Since we are in derail mode.... Was the other one a Worldcat??? And again to the op...get ahold of Brian. He's the only one I know running the merc 150 and it's doing what he wants it to. Most all others have gone bigger if they are playing the offshore game.
  605. Kool-Aid

    Lake washington perch in april

    I guess it's easy enough just to go give it a shot after work. WDFW posted a nice little video about them but it seemed summer orientated.
  606. Kool-Aid

    My new ride!!

    What kind of crazy looking downriggers are those? Looks like some crazy Great Lakes stuff I've seen. And congrats.
  607. Kool-Aid

    Lake washington perch in april

    just curious if these fish still bite early in the year. Everything I can find focuses on late summer. If anyone wants to share some tactics it's a fishery I want to learn. The boats on the water...just have to hop on and scoot out to the spot. Any info would be of much help.
  608. Kool-Aid

    Watch your kickers

    Russ as the crow flies I'm probably less than two miles from you. The new to me boat has to be outside while the old boat was in a garage. Thanks for the heads up. I don't have a kicker but if they want to pull off one of my old school two strokes they can have at it. I guess there was a...
  609. Kool-Aid

    Let's talk Propellers! Enertia Eco

    Props are part science part closing your eyes and throwing a dart at a target. In my case with both the ETEC and the yamaha on the defiance I had I tried more props than I ever wanted to before eventually getting it dialed in. You should try and find a 4 blade just for reference. Some like...
  610. Kool-Aid

    trailer guide post set up

    There is an inside the tunnel runner but it doesn't truly keep you center the moment you come onto the trailer. You can still be off that first few feet. After that the tunnel runners keep you set. It's only been a problem twice and again I think I had the trailer too deep. But again...I...
  611. Kool-Aid

    trailer guide post set up

    I have rub rails...but I don't know if they will sustain a consistent rubbing. Bigger issue is too tight and I have to be really careful loading. It's a cat so I have to get it dead nut between the poles right at the get go. V hulls you have a little more wiggle room just as you begin to load.
  612. Kool-Aid

    trailer guide post set up

    I do but if I get off line right at the beginning then I can push just enough to the side to miss the center of the bunk. I think its all in how deep I put the trailer. If I power load most of it it seems to center best. If it floats too deep the sponsons can kick just to the side.
  613. Kool-Aid

    trailer guide post set up

    I took the side load rails off of the trailer before I put the boat on it. I wanted to reinstall them but two questions popped up. 1) how far away from the edge of the boat should they be? Right now I have them about 2 inches off the edge. 2) how do you deal with fenders. I keep thinking...
  614. Kool-Aid

    Engine horsepower question

    you could break it down to the ridiculous if you wanted to look at simple numbers. Let's say it's 10% more efficient. Let's say you use on average 500 gallons of fuel per year. So 10% means you would save 50 gallons of fuel. 50x$3.00 a gallon is $150 a year in fuel savings. So it takes over...
  615. Kool-Aid

    Cat Prawn Party

    Jack good to know you're still floating around. I haven't seen your boat in a long while. And yes...I love the new platform...then again I'm preaching to the choir as you've had a cat longer than anyone else I know.
  616. Kool-Aid

    Cat Prawn Party

    Got a picture from Brian. This is what it looks like when your son is sitting on a bean bag, your wife is just trying not to fall over and your daughter is helping to back the boat down while I'm pulling a pot.
  617. Kool-Aid

    Insurance

    Not that I need to say it...but Pete. Been with anchor marine through 4 boats now..maybe 5. I wouldn't even entertain anyone else.
  618. Kool-Aid

    "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND"

    He already said it wasn't...figured I was clear.
  619. Kool-Aid

    2015 WTC Registration

    Is there a way to pay cash for the entry?
  620. Kool-Aid

    "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND"

    This is no April fools joke. Unless very well planned out and he was smart enough to send me a teaser pic over a week ago. Congrats on the ride.
  621. Kool-Aid

    Cat Prawn Party

    Trollking please take no offense to this...this was a spot that they learned over the years and will remain theirs. I have a feeling a lot of the area up there hold shrimp. A good depth finder and a look at some structure and you'd probably land on shrimp. But as for the specifics...they...
  622. Kool-Aid

    Cat Prawn Party

    A few weeks back I got an invite from Badfish Pat and Brian D to head up to Roche Harbor and have a little catamaran rendezvous with them, wdlfbio, and myself. Laurence couldn't make it so it end up just being two 266 Worldcats. Let's just say they were great hosts to myself and my friend on...
  623. Kool-Aid

    Bait sentry or rule live well pump?

    Well magnetic drive wins. Found a reducer that slid in when I warmed up the output tab. Put a little 5200 on the reducer just for piece of mind (as in the pump blowing out the reducer. I will install tomorrow and should be on the water this weekend to see how my fill times go. And for...
  624. Kool-Aid

    Bait sentry or rule live well pump?

    Well next problem. The outlet of the rule and the sentry are 1 1/8 and I need to reduce it down to a 3/4. The rule has an adapter the sentry I can't find anything " official" online. So Im off to fisheries yet again to see what adapter I can get. If the rule has an easy adapter it may win...
  625. Kool-Aid

    Bait sentry or rule live well pump?

    Well it will reduce down at the pump so that will be a start. I only ran the 800 for one trip and it broke. Seemed to take forever to fill. The defiance had a 1,100 and I never had any problem with too much flow. If I get it installed I plan on stuffing some shrimp in it just to see how it...
  626. Kool-Aid

    Bait sentry or rule live well pump?

    I'm replacing the live well pump in the boat. I have two pumps sitting in front of me. The bait sentry 1100 magnetic drive pump, and a rule 1100 cartridge style that I used on the defiance. The boat came with the magnetic drive 800 GPH with a 3/4 inch outlet. Both these pumps mean I'm going...
  627. Kool-Aid

    Jason AKA KOOLAID is a hero

    hero...hardly... But your mom has always been so nice the few times I've met her it was hard not to stop since I was passing by. I was shrimp rich and needed to share the wealth for others to enjoy. Glad to hear she liked them.
  628. Kool-Aid

    Important info, read this....

    Sorry to hear it happened but glad for a good outcome. Everyone can fuck off if they deem this post not "manly" enough. Bottom line is that as dudes we don't talk about feeling and the shit that bothers us. We roll with it. We let it weigh us down too afraid of showing weakness if we feel...
  629. Kool-Aid

    La Push Forecast - Would you go? Let's learn something today.

    Never go out of LaPush with a south wind and that type of swell. Trust me....you'll lose your kicker. I think we are coming up on 4 years ago that we had the halibut opener with a heavy south wind where most boats ended up turning back. I managed to make it to the grounds...lose my kicker and...
  630. Kool-Aid

    WASHINGTON BUILT TRAILER

    I had tuff trailer work up a bid before going with west coast trailers down south. Money was about the same after cost to pick it up, but I had a better warm and fuzzy from the guys down south. So I went that route. The tuff trailer guys are proud of what they make and will charge accordingly...
  631. Kool-Aid

    3G or 4G Radar?

    Helpful hint because I just screwed it up. Pay attention to the mounting template. I mounted min on top of the t-top and drilled down into the ebox. This meant that the radar cable also was to go through. The template has a little U shape with a tail where you tuck the cord in before it...
  632. Kool-Aid

    3G or 4G Radar?

    I just mounted the Simrad 3G. I haven't even powered it up yet. I just couldn't see the benfits outweiging the cost for how I typicallly use the radar.
  633. Kool-Aid

    Load guides installed...Power load or float-on with bottom paint?

    Someone on another forum mentioned spraying the bunks with silicone spray. Not saying that it's the best answer out there but I never had an issue getting the defiance to the bow stop without winching. And I had bottom paint. And like goat said...rub two things together and it's going to...
  634. Kool-Aid

    Deck lighting?

    For clarification. The only thing included is the light. Out of the light is a red and black wire you must splice into your own line which would then go to a switch. Maybe one foot of wire off the lights.
  635. Kool-Aid

    Deck lighting?

    Not the best pics but here they are. Two in the rear and one in the front. These are the lumitec ones that will switch from blue to white.
  636. Kool-Aid

    My Trailer Drama

    Tim and I were commissioning our trailers at almost the exact same time. I called the place he mentioned. The name slips my brain right now or I would put them on blast. I got the bad juju vibes from them when they didn't really didn't grasp what I was asking for. My build obviously being a...
  637. Kool-Aid

    Ok Boys need your input New shop Stoage

    My area was pretty tight but I ended up building shelves boat high. Meaning that standing in the boat I could reach over to the shelf to swap out gear. Made life pretty easy instead of having to climb up and down ladders.
  638. Kool-Aid

    Looking at couple boat asking opinions

    Ok...stepping up on my Defiance soap box. And I'm not here to take shots at SS or Osprey or anyone else or to compare build quality, I'm just giving you some real world information and I think I qualify as being authority enough on the subject. The 220NT is something I never fished, but...
  639. Kool-Aid

    Lake Washington fishing opportunities

    Well electronics will be ordered tomorrow and install hopefully completed by March 1st. Anyone wanting to hop on and give it a shot let me know. I will be missing the Anacortes derby this year (I mean we all will), and I always use that as my season opener. Maybe it's time to switch to lake...
  640. Kool-Aid

    2005 Weldcraft 220DV Maverick w/ Suzuki, Fully Loaded ###SOLD###

    Well...GLWS....a well taken care of boat for sure. And if you don't already have a new ride all planned out, you know you're always welcome on mine.
  641. Kool-Aid

    Lake Washington fishing opportunities

    Well, since a certain someone is getting transferred to Utah...I jumped on his moorage spot at least through September of this year. I have a trailer, and yes I will be fishing in the salt like I always do, but the price was right and the moorage is 15 minutes away from work. I'm just south...
  642. Kool-Aid

    South End lead melting party

    I have a 15 lb mold if anyone who is going wants to borrow it. I'm in auburn just swing by and grab it.
  643. Kool-Aid

    Westport Clam

    Great day on the beach. Hit major traffic jam getting into westport and it must have ruined my mojo. Did not limit for the first time in I don't know how long. Probably spend more time dealing with the kids running all over than I did clamming. That and I was a little rusty on looking, more...
  644. Kool-Aid

    Deck lighting?

    Complete side note...I did get some of the vision x underwater lights. Yet to be installed but excited to see how they turn out.
  645. Kool-Aid

    Deck lighting?

    I have two of the lumitec in blue and white for the rear and one for the front. I haven't finished the rigging with switches yet but ran them off the jump box. Looked plenty good for me. Plus blue for a little coolness factor. I will make an attempt at a pic this weekend.
  646. Kool-Aid

    Another little upgrade for the World Cat

    Looks nice. Wish I had that bait set up. Mine is half bait half sink or something. I might have to do a little something to my back seat as well.
  647. Kool-Aid

    And the T-top is on...pic heavy

    Yes it is. No canvas work yet. I have all the canvas from the first picture and I wanted to see if I can make any of it work. Cool part is that I should be able to move the canvas top to the bow and use it as a sun shade in the summer time out on the lake.
  648. Kool-Aid

    BC spot prawns

    That's a hell of a grinder. I just use the wife's kitchen aid with the grinder attachment. Left over anchovies from our tuna runs have served their purpose well on the prawn bait side of things. They go through the grinder nicely. I might have to look into this Canadian thing. Just need...
  649. Kool-Aid

    And the T-top is on...pic heavy

    Well I have the boat back, and the T-Top has officially made this boat what it was designed to be...a center console fish killing machine. Whodat Towers were fantastic to work with through the whole process. I wish to say I had a lot of input other than "I want a lot of rod holders," but the...
  650. Kool-Aid

    Anacortes Salmon Derby Canceled

    Wait...what??? I just got an email saying that the fishery was going to a Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I was hoping that might prolong it enough for the derby. This sucks. This derby has been the start to my fishing season for the last six years and was the one derby I also look forward to.
  651. Kool-Aid

    Prop testing, new tow rig, and container ships....

    Tried the 4 blade on the 220 and I personally didn't like it. The stern lift was there but the boat lifted out of the water a little more and you lost the ride quality in the chop. Maybe the 250 is a little different. And if you could swing a loaner pair it may be worth a shot. Just my 2...
  652. Kool-Aid

    Topless someone take a picture at the show

    This is traffic...and was up higher and a little harder to get to. We have pretty good system of what goes to the back and what stays up front. The one being built has a little more room between holders so it should make it easier than what I'm used to.
  653. Kool-Aid

    Topless someone take a picture at the show

    Well, I thought I wasn't going to get down until next week. But had a small window today. Thanks to John to getting some for me. So that you guys know what will further take place... Under the top I will have two plates welded in just in case I decide to go with some Taco outriggers. There...
  654. Kool-Aid

    Topless someone take a picture at the show

    Thanks Goatram. Trying to make tomorrow work to look at it. Three more rod holders planned on each of the vertical prieces on. The backs, and maybe a horizontal bar on the back with two more. One of which would act like the shotgun rod holder since my transom doesn't have one. Thinking...
  655. Kool-Aid

    Topless someone take a picture at the show

    i know I'm going to be tall. I think my radar is going to have to mount directly to the top. Considering the scope of what I'm having them do, a hinged arch will be a walk in the park. I would trust them to do a great job for you. Shoot if you are headed down there you might get to see my...
  656. Kool-Aid

    Topless someone take a picture at the show

    So the boat is still down in Olympia getting the top done by Who Dat Towers Evidently the work has come out nicely and they were thinking of bringing it to the boat show for display at their booth. They asked my permission and I told them no big deal...take it. They've been great to deal with...
  657. Kool-Aid

    Just in case you bitches forgot how I do it on the weekends.....

    Congrats on the sale. Yeah it sucks that the money goes right back out but all you have to do is go outside and look at what you now have and it should put a smile on your face.
  658. Kool-Aid

    Got my Slip~

    So I've never done the neah bay thing. Who do you call for moorage?
  659. Kool-Aid

    World Cat

    Not much more I for on the build as they needed to finish a few things for the boat show. Finally did get the chance to get down there and go over things. Here's a view from the center console. The middle tubes are 3 inch oval. There are going to be some cross bars that come down and meet...
  660. Kool-Aid

    Happy Birthday TBShort

    Happy birthday. Tried to make you feel extra important and post a happy birthday on your timeline but it looks like I sent you a message instead. One day I will figure that facebook shit out.
  661. Kool-Aid

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND | QUEPOS, COSTA RICA HERE WE COME...AGAIN!!!

    Got to be a great feeling knowing you are going back with some first hand knowledge. That will play out well in your favor. All the best to the team....
  662. Kool-Aid

    Gas tow vehicle

    Greg...absolutely agree you have to buy right and calculate sales tax if you are thinking of a short run turn. I guess that's great part about this whole deal. I will be set up correctly if it turns out I don't like how it pulls.
  663. Kool-Aid

    Gas tow vehicle

    Well...welcome to dumb luck...or whatever you want to call it. Sold the truck yesterday to a young man who's military service with the navy ends next week. He needed a truck to take back home to idaho. Then...today we have a customer trade in a 2003 2500hd Chevrolet. Long box extended cab...
  664. Kool-Aid

    Gas tow vehicle

    The harley is the commuter rig....how I get 40+mpg on that thing still amazes me. I just keep looking at numbers and some of the horsepower/torque ratings on even the used gas trucks seem better than my old powerstroke. But admittedly I've had diesel trucks for so long I don't even remember...
  665. Kool-Aid

    Gas tow vehicle

    The ford has got to go even if I get a commuter vehicle. I ski as well. That locking hub crap and then not having the third door just has become a pain in the ass to deal with. Maybe I just miss my duramax as that truck did a lot of things well. I just keep watching gas/diesel spread and...
  666. Kool-Aid

    Gas tow vehicle

    Just curious if any of you are running a gas tow rig. I know most of us have diesel and I think I'm going to sell my 1997 powerstroke. Not looking for anything fancy...just $15,000-20,000 range. Diesel is commanding all the money like it always has...but I'm not needing the capacity that I...
  667. Kool-Aid

    World Cat

    Laurence, the rod aren't attaching to that part of the top (I think). They talked about doing a drop to get them a little lower so I could get to them a little easier. I don't know about the glass yet. I'm doing the top then figuring it out. As for the forward holders...same deal. Top...