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  1. vipertom1970

    Orange County BFT Foamers 8/3

    I came back from SCI to Dana Point on the same day and did not see any boil close to shore(does not mean some one did not see) but there were many boils about 1 mile on the front side SE of the island. We landed 7 BF working the Ridge toward 381.
  2. vipertom1970

    8/7 Back of SCI

    No boils or meter marks ?? I will head out there tomorrow.
  3. vipertom1970

    Boat cover fabricator in OC

    Brothers Marine Canvas BL037848 2428 Newport Blvd Ste. 5 Costa Mesa Ca 92627 (949) 400-9413 (949) 307-6839 They did a very nice custom cover for my Parker 2320.
  4. vipertom1970

    For Sale Nib visx50

    I will take it if it's still available.
  5. vipertom1970

    TRADE Tranx 500 hg for trinidad

    I got two Trini 20s, where are yo located ?
  6. vipertom1970

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    is a custom boat or will it be a production boat ?
  7. vipertom1970

    For Sale Brand New Penn 50VSW

    this is an older generation Penn correct ?? I don't see it on Penn's site for specs.
  8. vipertom1970

    Battery Charger questions

    Promariner Prosport 12 for AGM batteries on my boat. They charge and maintain the batteries.
  9. vipertom1970

    Deposit down on an Allied Boats Aluminum Catamaran

    is this the site ? I am very interested https://www.alliedboats.com/#
  10. vipertom1970

    WTB Black Hole Cape Cod 8’ 6”

    I have that rod on Stella 1,400 almost new for $1K if you want it.
  11. vipertom1970

    8/03/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, trip #10, 4 BF + 3YF, Tuna # 30 and skunk yet YTD

    I still remember this first trip out in early May of this year with you catching this 285#. What a feaken team effort and I was a rookie captain !!
  12. vipertom1970

    8/03/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, trip #10, 4 BF + 3YF, Tuna # 30 and skunk yet YTD

    could not afford flyers amore so we went mac and sardine. I saw like 30 schools today.
  13. vipertom1970

    8/03/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, trip #10, 4 BF + 3YF, Tuna # 30 and skunk yet YTD

    Team Tuna Sniper 8/03/2020, the weather was was almost flat calm and we managed to land 4 BF and 3YF. Recent score: 4 BF, 3 YF Temperature: 68.4 Gear: Penn 50VISX, 150# test, Seeker 3x, Tac 20, Phenix rod YTD: 38 tuna, 35 BF, 3YF and no skunk yet Biggest YTD: 285# Goal: 300#+
  14. vipertom1970

    SOLD SKB 7100 tackle box barely used

    I will take it for $225, pending inspection
  15. vipertom1970

    Personal Best Bluefin

    good job catching the big girls !
  16. vipertom1970

    SA 80 Cortez bank

    here is a huge YT and also my right hand :)
  17. vipertom1970

    what are the best bionocolars for working the tower?

    look in the classified section.
  18. vipertom1970

    SA 80 Cortez bank

    here is a real 48# on a scale with no camera trick.
  19. vipertom1970

    Starting a 2320 Build

    The 2320 is very ass heavy and each one of my batteries was 85# so to get on plane was a little challenge with the 250Hp engine. I moved two batteries inside the Pilot house for my new 2320
  20. vipertom1970

    Starting a 2320 Build

    After having 2 Parker 2320 I would not put 3 batteries in the back of the 2320.
  21. vipertom1970

    7/28/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, Trip #9, BF #31YTD, no skunk yet

    I keep 8 pounds max. I got like 12 fisherman in the group and rotate them for each trip so the average so far is like 2.5 fish per guy last couple months.
  22. vipertom1970

    7/28/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, Trip #9, BF #31YTD, no skunk yet

    Team Tuna Sniper 7/28/2020, the weather was very rough for a 23 footer but we managed to land 4 BF. Zone: 43 to Clemente Ridge Recent score: 4 BF, 1 about 85#+, 1-30# , 2-60 pound but the tax man stole 1/2 of the fish. Temperature: 67 Gear: Penn 50VISX, 150# test, Seeker 3x, Bait: dead...
  23. vipertom1970

    seeking 9' rod for kelp paddy

    Phenix 909HXJ but I found 9' rod is a little harder to transport
  24. vipertom1970

    Popper Rod for a Stella 18000

    BH 801 rod, Stella 1400 is better then the 1800 for popping. I got 2 stella1400 reel/rod combo(looks almost brand new) with line and will sell one for $950 if you rare interested. The whole set up was $1,400+
  25. vipertom1970

    Is Dana Boat Launch still restricted...

    YEP, even with restriction, I launched at 3 am at Mission Bay and fished with friends.
  26. vipertom1970

    Is Dana Boat Launch still restricted...

    Dana landing or Dana Point ? Dana Point never had restriction.
  27. vipertom1970

    Fraser Optics Options

    Yes, I will buy polarized filters and new eye pieces but have not had a chance. You have to buy it from their approved dealers and are listed on their website. I might sell one virgin S250 never been used or been on a boat ride so Pm me your number if you are interested
  28. vipertom1970

    Fraser Optics Options

    I have both, the quality is about same but the S250 is much lighter, uses one battery, lighter and the battery last longer. The Mariners is too heavy for my little arms and you have to buy it refurbished. Eye piece is a must and I had it on the Mariners but have not bought one yet for the S250.
  29. vipertom1970

    Approaching a kelp paddy?

    I own two Parker 2320 so what is your point ?
  30. vipertom1970

    Do Parker boats use wood?

    they use all wood, they are build to take a pounding and it's a comfortable fishing platform.
  31. vipertom1970

    7/9/2020 Trip #8, Butterfly and West of 42, 4 BF, BF #27

    my team for my boat has 12 guys, I rotate them for each trip so each guy really got 2 BF so far. I personally, don't keep more then 10# in my freezer and I don't deal with fish after a fishing trip since clean my boat after each trip is already killing me after coming home at 12-1 am
  32. vipertom1970

    7/9/2020 Trip #8, Butterfly and West of 42, 4 BF, BF #27

    No thanks, I'll leave that for many other captains that are better than me. I am just a hardcore fisherman with a passion to chase these chubby girls and a passion for fishing.
  33. vipertom1970

    7/9/2020 Trip #8, Butterfly and West of 42, 4 BF, BF #27

    Team Tuna Sniper 7-2-2020 Zone: 43-30 miles West, W Butterfly Recent score: 4 BF, 2 over 120#+, 2 under 100# , BF #27 YTD, no Skunk YTD Temperature: 68.5* Gear: Penn 50VISX, 150# test, Seeker 3x, Bait: dead flyers Biggest YTD: 285# Goal: 300#+ They are out there so go kill them boys !!!!!
  34. vipertom1970

    San Diego day trip blue fin

    it's a big Ocean and fish don't stay one place so I found more success this year catching BF by staying far away from other boats.
  35. vipertom1970

    Offshore Yellowwfin

    did you give the bait guy tip before or after ? I usually do it before.
  36. vipertom1970

    July 9th 10th & 11th

    See you out there, Tuna Sniper might be going South Thursday or Friday.
  37. vipertom1970

    7/5 the corner and 43

    Two friends, 2 different boats came back from SCI and got skunked yesterday. Water was dirty green.
  38. vipertom1970

    Great Trip on New LoAnn

    Nice, did they fish south or in US waters ?
  39. vipertom1970

    Boxing an area on the Tuna grounds...

    OP, you do know sport boats pay to buy spots correct ?
  40. vipertom1970

    Which rod for a 50visx?

    I have two Seeker Terminator adjustable bend but rods I might sale but will not be cheap.
  41. vipertom1970

    Which rod for a 50visx?

    you don't need 200#, I have 130# on one VISX 50 and 150 on the other VISX 50 and paired one with Super Seeker 3x5 and one with Seeker OSP 3x with with 27#-30# drag. I have killed 23 cows this years with ease. I was able to pack 1,100 yrds of 150# Power Pro on to the VISX 50.
  42. vipertom1970

    Boxing an area on the Tuna grounds...

    the end result is...….. did you land any fish ?
  43. vipertom1970

    Great Trip on New LoAnn

    so how many BF caught and how many fisherman on the boat ?
  44. vipertom1970

    7-2-2020, Zone 43 to 30 miles West, trip #7, BF #23

    Thanks, I think we got more lucky then skills. I will try again this week on my brother's CC and the goal is for him to catch his first BF cow.
  45. vipertom1970

    Good Bait lost Captain Tomahawk

    I have gotten skunked many times on 2.5 days on the Topgun 80, old Eclipse and The Islander but never once blame those captains but I also caught many fish with those same captains. Now I have my own boat and could only blame myself for not catching fish:)
  46. vipertom1970

    is there a reason to pick VIS over VISX ?

    I just bought a VISX 50 and was able to load up 1,100 yards of solid 150# Power Pro and saw a good deal for sale for a 70 VIS. I need at least 1,000+ yards and 30# drag so I am wondering what the difference between VIS vs VISX beside the topless on VISX.
  47. vipertom1970

    No fish but some intel out of Dana pt 7-2-20

    I bet it's seal bite, they are smart. Have you seen them bite rock fish and avoid the spines or just like biting off a sardine of you hook.
  48. vipertom1970

    No fish but some intel out of Dana pt 7-2-20

    Don't care how late I get home, I still rinse the trailer, brakes, flush engine, all aluminum or metal down really well and cover those tires when sitting. Winter, move the trailer couple feet every couple months to prevent bubbles on the tires.
  49. vipertom1970

    7-2-2020, Zone 43 to 30 miles West, trip #7, BF #23

    Team Tuna Sniper 7-2-2020 Zone: 43-30 miles West Recent score: 4 BF, 3 over 120#+, 1 weighted on a scale at 202#, BF #23 YTD, no Skunk YTD Temperature: 66.7* Gear: Penn 50VISX, 150# test, Seeker 3x, Bait: Macs, dead flyer Biggest YTD: 285# Goal: 300#+
  50. vipertom1970

    Seeker OSP 3x or 3x for Penn VISX50 with 130# braid ?

    Thanks, you just confirmed my thinking.
  51. vipertom1970

    Seeker OSP 3x or 3x for Penn VISX50 with 130# braid ?

    Sorry, the title should be 3x or 4x. What Seeker rod do you guys pair up with VISX 50 fishing 130# braid ? I am thinking of 3x
  52. vipertom1970

    6-27-2020, zone 390-302, trip #6, BF #19

    Yes, if the fish does not bleed from the gill. I just crimped couple large "J" hook set ups instead large treble hook for my next trip so I could release these fish little easier.
  53. vipertom1970

    6-27-2020, zone 390-302, trip #6, BF #19

    We have a team of 10 guys total, only fish 4 guys per trip and I rotate them so each guy got 2 fish so far. I personally don’t mind releasing every 4th fish.
  54. vipertom1970

    6-27-2020, zone 390-302, trip #6, BF #19

    ☝☝Well said Woodfish330, everyone on the team knows exactly what to do and it took me whole last year just to learn and dial it in. It's a major team effort from preparation a day before to leaving the dock at 9 pm after the trip.
  55. vipertom1970

    it's legal to trade whole BF for fishing gear ?

    Thanks, I have no problem release them next time.
  56. vipertom1970

    Talica 25 or 20 for BFT?

    sport boat 25 private boat 20 and chase it down as needed.
  57. vipertom1970

    it's legal to trade whole BF for fishing gear ?

    I have been killing these BF left and right but always needed gear so I am wondering if it's legal to trade whole BF for some high end BF gear. Yes, I take very good care of my catches. Bleed, gut and gill, ice and turn the fish over every 1 hr and never skip on the ice.
  58. vipertom1970

    6/27 San sal knoll yellows

    did the kid take the seasick pill ?
  59. vipertom1970

    Evo 3 Water Temp question...

    upload all new updated software then go to top left corner , go to setting under echo to select temperature source. I assume you have NEP-2 expansion port or did you daisy chain master and salve with HDMI cable ? Note: unplug the transducer cable to the unit when play on land shut off the...
  60. vipertom1970

    6-27-2020, zone 390-302, trip #6, BF #19

    Team Tuna Sniper Recent score: BF 3-130#+, 1 Yf, dead flyers and live bait, 66.8 * water YTD: 6 trips, 19 BF, largest 285#, no skunk yet. Goal: 300#+
  61. vipertom1970

    Conventional Reel Newbie at your service

    Sorry if you don't to hear it but this hobby is expensive and by no mean I am putting any body down. Cost me $250 just to spool one of my reels with 130# braid yesterday.
  62. vipertom1970

    What boat manufacture is this ?

    I saw this cat with a enclosed pilot house which is very rare and wondering what is the manufacture is this ?
  63. vipertom1970

    Conventional Reel Newbie at your service

    sorry, but you are in a wrong hobby if your budget is less than $100 per reel.
  64. vipertom1970

    Conventional Reel Newbie at your service

    If I could only have one set up then it would be a Trinidad 20 on a Phenix 809xhj.
  65. vipertom1970

    Fishing Helper needed

    please post some pictures of the catch, either fish or girls is good....no dudes please
  66. vipertom1970

    WTB Twinpower 10k - 14k or Similar Spinner

    How about 14k Stella with BH popping rod for $990. I think they cost me over $1,500 for the combo last year.
  67. vipertom1970

    Parker - new electronic package

    here is my old invoice from Seaside Marine just for items inside the pilot house not including all equipment for the tower and they did an excellent job on my new Parker. They do all electronics for Parker Dealer in Socal. I paid another 14K for labor including bait tank installation and...
  68. vipertom1970

    Starting a 2320 Build

    If you have the budget then go for Icom 605 VHF radio with build-in AIS. The clarity on this model is awesome. I actually got two on my 2320.
  69. vipertom1970

    6/18 quick report at Upper Hidden, 371, 302, and 9 mile banks

    I worked the same zone as the OP but only manage to catch one 40# BF 5 miles west of Upper Hidden. No birds, no dolphins and no meter marks but the ride home was sweet and was able to go 42 MPH for the first time in my boat.
  70. vipertom1970

    Makaira 50ii SEa too big?

    my Penn VISX 30 size reel goes on 2x4 and VISX 50 size goes on OSP 4x but I think it migh be better on OSP 3x.
  71. vipertom1970

    Makaira 50ii SEa too big?

    What is the purpose for this set up ? kite, private boat or sport boat ? I landed 14 BF on the 30 size reel last couple weeks all over 120#+ and never took me more then 15 minutes but the 285# BF on the 30 Size took me little over 1 hr on private boat.
  72. vipertom1970

    Makaira 50ii SEa too big?

    ^^^^^+1 for a right combo OP, you got a wrong rod for the reel and do 130#.
  73. vipertom1970

    Thursday, June 18th, Boat Ho

    Good luck and see you out there Keith. Tom
  74. vipertom1970

    SOLD Okuma Makaira SEa 30 Silver $500.00 firm Full 130 Spectra

    Hotrail20 is a good seller with no BS. Thanks for the braid !!!
  75. vipertom1970

    Bluefin reels for San Diego 2020 summer season

    Correct, you don’t want to deal with 30 or 50 for bait.
  76. vipertom1970

    Bluefin reels for San Diego 2020 summer season

    I have landed 15 BF the last 4 trips all over 120# and one at 285# on VISX 30 and VISX 50. the 120#-180# BF took no more then 15 minutes to bring in, the 285# took 4 guys to bring it in and took about 45 minutes on Penn VISX 30. All were caught on private boat but might have taken longer time...
  77. vipertom1970

    Thursday 6/18/2020 5th trip for Team Tuna Sniper

    let's work together, I need to keep my winning streak going and already landed 15 BF total the last 4 trips.
  78. vipertom1970

    Thursday 4th I will be on GAMETIME

    you have a person with the name Art with Game Time ?
  79. vipertom1970

    BFT fishing Thursday 6/11

    See you on the water, Team Tuna Sniper landed 13 BF last three trips !
  80. vipertom1970

    WTB WTB Parker 2320 Bench Seat.

    I got one for sale $600, almost brand new came from my late 2019 2320.
  81. vipertom1970

    S5100 or west coast rail

    S5100, no regret here, just make sure to add a separate power switch to the S-5100unit so you could play around with the main Evo unit without burning the transducer on dry land.
  82. vipertom1970

    Bluefinn 6/4 Got our 1st Cow for 2020

    congrats, fishing these large BF has been good for private boaters. I was 3 for 6 yesterday and lost a big BF after 2 hour fight because gaff broke on us. We bagged 2-100+ pounder and one 45# but the one that we lost hurt he most and most talked about on the ride back....
  83. vipertom1970

    5/31/2020 Super Cow

    Hope you have a big boat for this weekend.
  84. vipertom1970

    0 for 2 BFT report 5/31

    we metered a lot 10 miles south of Upper Hidden and land 4 on Friday 5/29/20. 45-100#
  85. vipertom1970

    WTB Rail Rod / UC Invictus

    how about new Seeker 4x OSP still has tag on it.
  86. vipertom1970

    For Sale Seeker OSP 1x3 & 2x4

    trade your 2x4 for a brand new with tag Seeker 6480H ? I paid $506
  87. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    up!!! one of the tools that helped me to land a 285# last Friday.
  88. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    Save your money for now, I think the internal of the Winthrop bend butt got busted by the 285# BF yesterday fighting in the rod holder. I will take it apart tomorrow to see what happened.
  89. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    Landed a 285# in about 1 hr on the rod yesterday.
  90. vipertom1970

    05.22.20 371/Upper hidden report

    Hold your horse my friend, I did not get home to Inland Empire until like 12:00 am and had to rinse down my boat then detail my baby late morning. I deal with general area and don’t record coordinates but it was Upper Hidden Bank caught on yummy and dead flyers. Sorry OP did not want highjack...
  91. vipertom1970

    05.22.20 371/Upper hidden report

    What boat we you in, I fished the same area yesterday landed a personal best 285# and 4 at 75-80#.
  92. vipertom1970

    Looking to go tuna fishing...

    so they really check for ID at the ramp in SD ?
  93. vipertom1970

    Looking to go tuna fishing...

    good thing my Parker 2320 don't even cost $700 to make 250 mile run with 4 guys.
  94. vipertom1970

    52.5x52.5x80/800 Big ones bit today

    how rough was it out there today ?
  95. vipertom1970

    5/18 - Looking for buddy boats

    what site do you use ? I use Sailflow, Windy and Marine National Service.
  96. vipertom1970

    5/18 - Looking for buddy boats

    Thanks, I looked at Windy.com
  97. vipertom1970

    5/18 - Looking for buddy boats

    I am reading 6' at 12 secs on Monday at he Upper Hidden correct, wind is not too bad ????
  98. vipertom1970

    5/18 - Looking for buddy boats

    pretty nasty weather out there !!!
  99. vipertom1970

    Windy.com question

    So this Saturday weather down south is nasty for 23 footer correct ?
  100. vipertom1970

    Windy.com question

    for this Saturday what is the different between swell, swell 1 and swell 2 and which one to pay attention to ? I got a 23 footer and my rule is the frequency has to be at least 2x the waves. Windy.com for Sat 5-13-202 Swell 5' @ 7 sec. no go for me Swell 1 2 @ 19 sec. Swell 3 1...
  101. vipertom1970

    to everyone looking to sell a boat

    If you had to sell your boat to put meet on the table then you got your priorities all wrong.
  102. vipertom1970

    Marine electrician needed.

    Dan rewired my whole Simrad system on my Parker when another moron bailed on me in the middle of the project and left me hanging with a big mess.
  103. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    new price $2,500 , took it out 2nd time yesterday and will start using it for this season. Located in corona
  104. vipertom1970

    Do you think.....or will they allow...

    DFG checked our licenses CAT last saturday but never asked us about social distancing crap.
  105. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    last price drop before me using it for this season. $2,600.
  106. vipertom1970

    WTB Tanacom 1000 and fasers M25/S250

    never mind, we already talked but free bump anyway.
  107. vipertom1970

    SOLD Brand new Super Seeker deck hand SS6480H-8'CT 30-80#

    $390 Beautiful deckhand Super Seeker SS6480H-8' 30-50#. Bought this last month for $465+tax=$506. NO shipping, located in Corona 91/15 FW.
  108. vipertom1970

    Boat Ramps closed?

    be careful out there this weekend, the weather is pretty nasty.
  109. vipertom1970

    SOLD Brand new Porta Potty 260-$50 Corona, CA.

    price drop $50...…..this will go to help out the less fortunate in this Covic-19.
  110. vipertom1970

    Boaters protest this morning at shelter island?

    So I take it that all SD ramps still be closed after may 1st ?
  111. vipertom1970

    Reel Suggestions for throwing Irons

    Trust me, after 50 casts with a Trini 20 and Tady 45 you will feel it and got plenty of lines. You do not need the Trini 30. Try the Trini 16 or 14 then you will not want to touch the 20 for live bait again but the 14 takes a while to bring a 25# fish in because the spool is so small.
  112. vipertom1970

    Reel Suggestions for throwing Irons

    Trinida 20
  113. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Rod holders for the garage

    Here goes, no need to get fancy. Clean as you can get, cheap and space how ever you like.
  114. vipertom1970

    SOLD Brand new Porta Potty 260-$50 Corona, CA.

    Bump, Raise money to help a member from church in this hard time. $60
  115. vipertom1970

    WTB Techno Stabis / Gyros

    here goes: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fraser-optics-mariner-binos-with-power-cord-and-eye-shield.730277/
  116. vipertom1970

    Removal of Passenger Seat?

    on my 2007 boat, no problem fitting through the door but on the 2018 I had to remove the seat from the base in order to fit through the door.
  117. vipertom1970

    Removal of Passenger Seat?

    This my second Parker 2320 and I replaced the bench seat with 160Q Yeti to have more fishing deck area.
  118. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    The one listed for sale is M25......I also have 2 virgin S250 but have not use them yet. I can sell one S250 for $100 less then retail plus no sale tax for you. The S250 is a little lighter but don’t know How good it’s yet.
  119. vipertom1970

    WTB BOAT COVER WANTED

    Peter with Brother Marine in Costa Mesa did a very nice custom cover for my Parker 2320.
  120. vipertom1970

    2320 low bow rail

    I am retired now, so anytime.
  121. vipertom1970

    2320 low bow rail

    so nice, with that look !!!
  122. vipertom1970

    2320 low bow rail

    sorry his correct screen name is Djam. I will try to text him.
  123. vipertom1970

    Airmar B275LHW on a Parker 2120?

    don't do it if you trailer the boat, I had it on the 2320 and it sticks down 2.5" on the fairing bock but they do work very well. Two mushroom transducers will achieve the same results but they sit flush with the hull.
  124. vipertom1970

    2320 low bow rail

    Dave(Jdam) had new retail welded to his old rail on his new Parker 2320, Pm Dave for impressive pictures.
  125. vipertom1970

    SOLD Never used batteries, porta porty, propeller

    I charge it every 2 months. batteries $50/each
  126. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Talica 10ii

    you are better of looking for Trinida 14 or 16 then small 2 speed Tac 10. The 2 speed cast like crap and mostly be fishing with only 7-10 # drag and I am sure you do not need the second gear for 7-10 # drag.
  127. vipertom1970

    Nonskid stubborn stains

    try a rag and don't use a brush.
  128. vipertom1970

    Marla’s ***Spots Available*** 12/11/2020-12/15/2020

    I got back fishing with them two weeks ago and yes, they were a very good group of guys.
  129. vipertom1970

    April and May fishing for tuna

    Funny they wanted us to bring 100#-150# fluor funny they wanted us to bring 100#-150# fluoro and large hooks from their email to the guy I will be fishing with for 3 days.
  130. vipertom1970

    April and May fishing for tuna

    TSA will not let us bring large hooks for carry on. I have a trip with Marlas coming up so do they have large hooks on the boat or is there a tackle store near by ?
  131. vipertom1970

    2320 Parker

    excellent work, are you Simrad certified dealer ?
  132. vipertom1970

    Yellowtail Dropper Loop Question

    after couple tries, I found the 3 way swivel to be the best with out line twisting using a big mac for bait but I found the technique of landing the fish is more important than anything else specially fishing down near rocks. Head down you lose and head up you win the first couple seconds.
  133. vipertom1970

    Yamaha 300hp service needed- looking for recommendations

    this kit from SimYamaha comes with engine oil, lower gear oil, all gaskets, fuel filter and a throw away funnel for around $160. https://www.simyamaha.com/100_HOUR_MAINTENANCE_KITS_s/1848.htm
  134. vipertom1970

    PV trip starting from today

    how do go about bring the fish home and do they fillet for you ? do you bring couple ice chest or you buy over there and do they have insulated boxes like the one you see from Alaska ?
  135. vipertom1970

    PV trip starting from today

    What is the weather like down there this time of year ? My first PV fishing trip will be Dec 31st to Jan 5th and wondering if I have to bring a lot warm clothing.
  136. vipertom1970

    SOLD Never used batteries, porta porty, propeller

    I will get some pictures when I get back in town.
  137. vipertom1970

    Best light wind kite

    Consumers benefit from having competitions. The Boston kite used to be around $85 until Westcoaster Kite came to the market a year or two ago. If I recall, Melton was the only dealer selling the Boston Kite couple years ago.
  138. vipertom1970

    For Sale Penn, Okuma and Avet

    for the VISX, the third picture shows a VISX 20 not 30
  139. vipertom1970

    Best light wind kite

    Long Fin sells the exact same kite as Boston for 1/2 the price. Made by the company with different label.
  140. vipertom1970

    SOLD Never used batteries, porta porty, propeller

    Never been out on salt water or used but it's sitting outside with a sheet of plywood sitting over it. They came from a brand new boat I bought last year and replaced these with AGM batteries inside the pilot house.
  141. vipertom1970

    SOLD Never used batteries, porta porty, propeller

    Never used batteries(12”L x 6.5” W x 8”h)and porta porty 260 came from my brand new 2018 Parker 2320. Steering wheel, propeller, and fire extinguisher came from my old 2007 Parker 2320. Everything for $200 (Parker seat has been sold)
  142. vipertom1970

    Yamaha 300hp service needed- looking for recommendations

    The oil kit from Sim Yamaha comes with fuel filter, you have to buy the water/gas separator and sparkplugs. I was quote $850(no F/W separator or sparkplugs) for basic oil change vs $150 to do it my self.
  143. vipertom1970

    For Sale Makaira 20 Calstar 770H

    in for price drop, looking to buy it for a friend !
  144. vipertom1970

    2320 Parker

    Justin, FYI Parker 2320 is an ass heavy boat so I relocated two batteries to the starboard side and added a 160q Yeti in place of the bench. Space management is a challenge in the 2320. There are two 90# batteries and a battery charger in that corner.
  145. vipertom1970

    2120 replacement helm

    wow, Parker please take note, listen to your customers and design a more practical dash because west coast guys love their electronics !
  146. vipertom1970

    Yamaha 300hp service needed- looking for recommendations

    Order 100hr oil kit from Sim Yamaha and do it your self for less then $200. the kit comes with all the little o-rings included. Very easy weekend project and here is the detail instruction video with a bonus. https://www.simyamaha.com/100_HOUR_MAINTENANCE_KITS_s/1848.htm
  147. vipertom1970

    2320 Parker

    awesome dash similar to my cheaper alternative dash. Parker should take note and build a same dash as yours. Did you already purchase the Halo 24 ?
  148. vipertom1970

    For Sale Okuma Makaira 30ii SEa

    Don't know much about Okuma but does this reel have the same specs as the Penn VISX 30 ?
  149. vipertom1970

    Parker 2520 XLD

    I got 300HP on the 2320SL. on the way out loaded heavy with 137 gal of fuel, two bait tanks(90 gallons), gear, tuna tower, ice, 4 guys, I get 1.6mpg. On the way in with empty bait tank and ice I get 2.2-2.4mpg. so 300HP is not enough for the 25.
  150. vipertom1970

    Transferring braid and topping off between reels?

    bimini twist then loop to loop connection.
  151. vipertom1970

    New Lo An fishes Thursday December 5, 2019

    Captain Allan told me they will go even with 7 guys.
  152. vipertom1970

    New Lo An fishes Thursday December 5, 2019

    just got back from 1.5 days on this boat and think the fat lady sang but good luck if you do go.
  153. vipertom1970

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    I think 2018 has like 2" more head room. They lowered the fishing deck and PH deck. I have 2007 and 2018 model.
  154. vipertom1970

    50visx line capacity

    over 900 yards with 130 solid. I use it to skip Yummy fliers and dead flyers.
  155. vipertom1970

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    it's the same, 2018 has a door in the rear transom and a build-in bait tank.
  156. vipertom1970

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    225 HP is way too underpowered for the 2320, I have 250HP on one and 300HP on the newer 2320 and 300 with electronic control it's kicking ass.
  157. vipertom1970

    For Sale SOLD

    How many yards of hollow ?
  158. vipertom1970

    should I get a VISX 20 or 30 for trolling ?

    is the 20 little small for trolling ? I will be trolling with large spreader bar creating a lot of drag and very far out in the clean water(guessing 100 yards or more)
  159. vipertom1970

    what are the best bionocolars for working the tower?

    If price is not a concern then Fraser Mainer is much better then Fujinon Stabi. I had both Fraser and Fujinon Stabi but Fraser is a true gyro and much better technology(designed for military use), way less stress on your eyes but the minimum is to have a Fujinon Stabi on every boat.
  160. vipertom1970

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    I hate Parker boats so I had to have two 2320 at the same time. I bought a Parker for the big fishing deck space and a pilot house to protect me from the elements was #1 priority. All small boats will pound and if you are a hardcore tuna fisherman and could not take little pounding then stay on...
  161. vipertom1970

    SOLD shimano talica 50II and other items

    subscribe waiting for future price drop...
  162. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    Last price drop for the best binos on the market. $2,800 Firm Ebay selling it for more then $6,000.
  163. vipertom1970

    SOLD 2018 Parker 2320

    sorry you have to sell but here is a guy looking. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/parker-2320.724981/
  164. vipertom1970

    Failed at Tuna today on Liberty

    for small reels, look for start drag. no need for 2 speed lever drag.
  165. vipertom1970

    Failed at Tuna today on Liberty

    Just don’t buy small two speed reels. They don’t cast well and you don’t need the 2 speed for low 7-12 # drag.
  166. vipertom1970

    Failed at Tuna today on Liberty

    did you use a two speed reel or single speed reel ?
  167. vipertom1970

    SaltAway vs White vinegar

    isn't the best way to get rid of salt is warm to hot water ?
  168. vipertom1970

    Suggestions for my 1st Wahoo Trip

    Captain Roy made the trip more enjoyable for sure, he is a very good captain and a joker. On my recent 10 day, every one had a hard time getting bit on bombs but Captain Roy threw in the first cast from the second deck and landed a wahoo.
  169. vipertom1970

    Suggestions for my 1st Wahoo Trip

    I did my fish wahoo trip this year on the RP and now addicted. For throwing wahoo bombs, my favorite set up was my Phenix 909XHJ on a Tranx500 HG and I will have at least two next time. 33 guys on the RP was little too much for me so I will do limited load next year but the learning experience...
  170. vipertom1970

    A few observations on wahoo...

    yes, these home made bombs got hit the most on my last 10 day trip. There were a group of guys making them on the boat. do you know where to buy these lead heads ?
  171. vipertom1970

    TRADE Talica 20

    Why do you need 2 speed for such small reels and you most likely fish with no more then 12# drag ? Two speed cast like crap comparing to start drag reels. You are better off trading for Trini 14 & 16
  172. vipertom1970

    Great Wahoo fishing at the ridge

    how many # drag do you set for a wahoo reel ? I heard 20# as a minimum ???
  173. vipertom1970

    A few observations on wahoo...

    Any swivel anywhere on the line ?
  174. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Captain Jimmy’s Wahoo bombs

    I will do that and thank you from all the help from many people.
  175. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Captain Jimmy’s Wahoo bombs

    Got it and are these Raider Jigs the good they have 200g hand 125g ?
  176. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Captain Jimmy’s Wahoo bombs

    The problem is I am leaving on the 10 trip this Friday
  177. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking for Captain Jimmy’s Wahoo bombs

    Let me know how many you got !! Tom 909-208-5704
  178. vipertom1970

    A few observations on wahoo...

    Thanks for the tips, I am new to wahoo fishing and long range trip. I got a 10 day trip coming up this Friday and got questions before shopping for lures tomorrow. 1. will the Stella 1800, Tranx 500HG work ( I will bring two Tini 20) 2. should I use the boat trolling lures ? 3. what size single...
  179. vipertom1970

    For Sale Penn visx 16 and 30, 70vs

    what # test on the Visx 30 and how many yards ?
  180. vipertom1970

    Jumbos still at San Clemente island?

    bring your own kite rig and set it your self.
  181. vipertom1970

    newbie needs gear recomendation for 10 day trip on The RP

    I just found out tonight that one friend on this trip could not make it because of work related and need to sell his spot for $500 less off the full price. Let me know if any of you guys wanting to take some one. I know it’s a long shot but if interested then I will have you deal with him...
  182. vipertom1970

    Fluorocarbon for wind-ons for Cow fishing

    do you matchup the strength for braid to flouro when you do a wind-on leader or do you use stranger braid ?
  183. vipertom1970

    newbie needs gear recomendation for 10 day trip on The RP

    thank you for all the recommendation, November 1st is coming soon so it's time to load up for terminal tackle. Do they sell tackle on the RP if I am missing something ?
  184. vipertom1970

    For Sale Shimano Calcutta, Corvalus and rods

    Lol, I guess the DC combo was listed too low because I got like 10 PM on it. I will go down the list of who had committed to buy first.
  185. vipertom1970

    FREE Possible scammers....

    you got to into his profile and look at all his posts. He uses two zip codes and claimed to leave in San Fran Cisco but the shipping zip is in AZ and another zip for some where else and in one of the posts he flaked out on the buyer.
  186. vipertom1970

    is bimini twist a 100% knot ?

    I tried to tie FG couple times at home and failed each time but I am going to try it again to day.
  187. vipertom1970

    is bimini twist a 100% knot ?

    no need to use feet and this is is how I do it. Super easy !!
  188. vipertom1970

    is bimini twist a 100% knot ?

    I would only use a BT to do a loop to loop connections I have only tie BT on braid line to make a loop to loop connection or to tie to a snap ballbearing swivel. I think it’s more difficult to tie a BT for heavy mono. Braid to mono I just use Albright knot and it has not failed me yet up to...
  189. vipertom1970

    For Sale Shimano Calcutta, Corvalus and rods

    Sorry guys, selling rod & reel as a combo only and no shipping.
  190. vipertom1970

    FREE Possible scammers....

    Could be a possible scammer. I did respond to him but checking out his profile posts, it seems he responded to many for sale thread asking if buyers will to ship to different zip code each time.
  191. vipertom1970

    For Sale Shimano Calcutta, Corvalus and rods

    These combo sat in my storage for the last 10 years and now up for sale. no shipping, located in Corona. Selling as rod & real combo only. Shimano 250+Compre rod- $225 Shimano 200B+Compre rod-$225 Shimano Corvalus CLV 200 + Clarus rod-$225 Tom 909-208-5704
  192. vipertom1970

    SOLD Talica 10+ Phenix PSW 760 for Penn VISX 30

    Looking to trade a Talica 10 with 50# PP plus a brand new Phenix PSW760H for a Penn Visx 30.
  193. vipertom1970

    SOLD Talica 10 and brand new Phenix PWS 760H

    This Talica sat for the last 2.5 years, the rod was purchased last month and never seen water Talica 10 with new 50# PP-$350 Phenix PSW 760H(brand new)- $250 or trade for Penn VISX 30 for combo only $550
  194. vipertom1970

    WTB Talica II 10 or 12 (2 speed)

    so do yo still need Tac 10 ?
  195. vipertom1970

    Fathoms vs. Torques lever drag 2 speeds compare to star drag?

    You never need 2 speed SMALL REELS, you will only be fishing with 8-12# drag. The 2 speed lever drag reels cast like crap compare to star drag and 99.9% of people will be able to handle 8-12# drag or else just hit the gym. I got a Talica 10 collecting dust the last 4 years if you are...
  196. vipertom1970

    is bimini twist a 100% knot ?

    Just wondering if Bimini twist is a 100% knot strength because this will determine if I go with hollow or solid on my big reel. Don't really want to deal with hollow since biminitwist is pretty easy to tie.
  197. vipertom1970

    Daytime swordfish in CA

    what size reel do yo use to drop that deep ? just the thought of reeling up 1,400 feet already giving me shoulder pain.
  198. vipertom1970

    Need help choosing line for my jigging reel

    just use a yellow or white braid and put a 3/4" mark(s) every 100 feet with a black Sharpie. one mark is 100 feet, two marks for 200' etc.
  199. vipertom1970

    Buying a 2120 & I want your opinon!

    I could be wrong but isn’t the cost pretty minimal to jump up from 200 to 225hp. Go for the largest engine designed for that boat if you repower.
  200. vipertom1970

    Deep V versus Mod V = So Cal Fishing

    On a rough day any small boat will beat the crap out of you anyway. I think the 21 and 23 only come with deep V. I bought a Parker for the big fishing deck, pilot house and be able to take the beading as first priorities.
  201. vipertom1970

    Buying a 2120 & I want your opinon!

    If only fishing inshore then don’t waste $$ to repower. Too late but if you add the cost repower then you could have purchased a used 2320 with F250 low hrs. I bought my first used 2320, F250 with 200hrs for around 52k in SoCal.
  202. vipertom1970

    Late, King Harbor Area Bonito, 10-5-19

    I fished from the CC boat, bait was everywhere.
  203. vipertom1970

    Late, King Harbor Area Bonito, 10-5-19

    coltsniper…...42g if you can find it, any color is ok but the freaken seals will love you.
  204. vipertom1970

    Late, King Harbor Area Bonito, 10-5-19

    unlimited catch today, mac, bonita and barracuda. Almost guarantee on every cast and it was all catch and release for me.
  205. vipertom1970

    [Last Minute]10/19 One to chase YFT, San Diego

    4 or 5 guys on that little boat with 4-6 foot waves at 12 seconds.....some one got balls !!!!
  206. vipertom1970

    SOLD Helium Tank - $100

    9 cf per 36" balloon. looks like a 50 CF tank and that's is a very good deal.
  207. vipertom1970

    will LR boat let me troll my own lure ?

    Nope, don’t want to be “that guy” and be stuck in the boat for 10 days with a bunch of unhappy guys. Do they have all the trolling lures or do we bring our own since I don't have any lures for wahoo.
  208. vipertom1970

    will LR boat let me troll my own lure ?

    I got a 10 days coming up in November and wonder if the boat will let me troll my own spreader bar or even when my turn to troll ?. I will run it way out in the no wake area ? Thanks
  209. vipertom1970

    10/18 buddy boat

    I also look at the size of the waves and the frequency not just wind. here is Friday 3 am to evening for San Clemente Basin. Good luck and be safe if you do go.
  210. vipertom1970

    10/18 buddy boat

    have you looked at the weather for Friday ?
  211. vipertom1970

    Ho Available Tomorrow-Friday (10/16 - 18)

    are you ready to deal with 6'-7' @ 8-10 seconds waves with 17 knot wind this Thursday and Friday on a small private boat ?? I rather stay home to mow the lawn.
  212. vipertom1970

    Berkley pro spec braid

    any review for 130# ?
  213. vipertom1970

    Any review on this new Fraser S250 ?

    do you know what polarized lens size will fit into the S250 ? I think it will take 55mm lenses but I don't know if it will take some kind of adapter.
  214. vipertom1970

    For Sale Fraser Optics Mariner with power cord and eye shield

    Refurbished and still under warranty, dealers no longer sale new ones. I did try to buy it new but all discontinued.
  215. vipertom1970

    Any review on this new Fraser S250 ?

    I got my Fraser S250 in, the Fraser Mariner I just bought two months ago is now listed for sale.
  216. vipertom1970

    is135# braid the right size for VISX 30 ?

    this will be my set up for double trouble and dead flyer targeting 100#+ tuna.
  217. vipertom1970

    SOLD Fraser Optics Mariner binos with power cord and eye shield

    Just bought this in August 2019 from GyroPros(approved dealer) for $3,288 and only took it out for one fishing trip. $2,400 inc. power cord, eye shield and carrying case. reason for selling: got too many binos.
  218. vipertom1970

    For Sale Fraser Optics Mariner with power cord and eye shield

    Just bought this in August 2019 from GyroPros(approved dealer) and only took it out for one fishing trip. I paid $3,288. your price: $3,000
  219. vipertom1970

    371 Fishing and Mex Navy check on 10-10-19.

    Is there a reason to limit your self by not having a passport and Mex license to expand the fishing ground ?
  220. vipertom1970

    Need 2 Sunday 10/13

    I am in, please check your PM.
  221. vipertom1970

    Any review on this new Fraser S250 ?

    I am in the process of buying another Fraser Binos, this is there newest model which is much lighter then the old Mariner. I Still have the Mariner and love it but this one is much lights and don't know much about the function or performance. FYI, I had the Fujinon Stabi but the Fraser Mariner...
  222. vipertom1970

    WTB 50visx

    Make deal with tackle stores to get free line and pay full retail is still cheaper then buy a used one with no line and have to pay for line. That’s what I did when I bought the VISX 30 and 50
  223. vipertom1970

    Deckhand jobs southern CA?

    if you do work on a boat as a deckhand then don't copy the smoking habit from them. It seems like 80% of the deckhands are smokers .
  224. vipertom1970

    Jumbos still at San Clemente island?

    Save your gas....just got back from fishing back of the island west and got NADA. Stopped by CAT on the way home and had a blast with bonitos....drank all the beers because the weather was perfect.
  225. vipertom1970

    Jumbos still at San Clemente island?

    I will take one for the team tomorrow !!!
  226. vipertom1970

    For Sale Reliable kill bag 30x72

    EDIT: I am looking for 30"x72".
  227. vipertom1970

    Suggestions on new electonics for a new 26' Boat? Advice needed.

    you do not need total scan for pelagic fishing but it's good for bottom fishing, Total Scan has side scan and echo. One thing you don't skip is a good 1k transducer(s) but I don't think the Go12 version has enough power for 1K and you have to decide transom mount or thru-hull and I take thru-...
  228. vipertom1970

    Suggestions on new electonics for a new 26' Boat? Advice needed.

    your package is very basic for a very nice boat. I wanted to make my new Parker 2320 my last boat so I went all out with Simrad package and very happy with it. Auto pilot saves you $$$ on gas in the long run and it's just so practical, radar is a must if you travel at night or encountering...
  229. vipertom1970

    Jumbos still at San Clemente island?

    Ranger is fishing the same area I fished yesterday and it was a very slow day. I landed one around 50# and lost one. They did not bite unit late like 5 PM and we did got get back to Dana Point until 11pm just.
  230. vipertom1970

    10/4 closures?

    Click on each zone then look at the schedule(military time) on the left when each ones opened and closed. Same for the black outlined areas
  231. vipertom1970

    You have got to see this.

    captain Dave, it's normal to speed up the boat during the fight ?
  232. vipertom1970

    Joining the Family

    Riding rough is not the point, most boats ride rough when the helm is way up front but a Sea pension pedestal takes a lot of pressure off the spine.
  233. vipertom1970

    Fishing jobs for a teen?

    if you do work on a boat as a deckhand then don't copy the smoking habit from them. It seems like 80% of the deckhands are smokers
  234. vipertom1970

    Joining the Family

    Nice, if you don't use the swim step ladders then sell it or store it some where or else it will walk away and it's expensive. First mod on a Parker is to put in a Seaspension to save your back.
  235. vipertom1970

    Any one wanting to fish SCI this Friday launching form Dana Point ?

    Only two hours of kite fishing and we landed 4-100#+ tuna. We wanted to continue fishing but ran out of ice and had only one kill bag so we headed back early and got to the dock around 5pm.
  236. vipertom1970

    Any one wanting to fish SCI this Friday launching form Dana Point ?

    Friday is the only opportunity with good weather for the next couple days and I had to cancel Saturday because the weather is rough.
  237. vipertom1970

    Any one wanting to fish SCI this Friday launching form Dana Point ?

    Just want to see if I can Put a team of 3 more guys to fish on my new Parker 2320 this Friday fishing launching out of Dana Point fishing SCI. No need to clean my boat, no pot on my boat and everything split 4 ways(gas, 80# ice, helium, balloons, dead flyers).
  238. vipertom1970

    9/28 One or two to chase YFT, San Diego

    ^1 scoop is not enough for 4 guys specially for YF.
  239. vipertom1970

    How much bait do I need?

    4 guys 2 scoops is perfect 99% of the time for me. Size of bait tank and pump float rate also determine how many scoops.
  240. vipertom1970

    2 Solid Guys Looking to Join Your Crew

    No problem, the weather looks really tomorrow !!
  241. vipertom1970

    Conditions for 9/20/19

    I did not see 5' at 8 seconds for Friday. I saw 4.5' at 12-13 seconds which is ok to go but not ok for 5' at 8 seconds.
  242. vipertom1970

    SaltAway vs White vinegar

    most of the time I don't get home until 10 PM and too tired to set up the tank so I do just a static flush(no engine running) with a hose for about 10 minutes and save the time to rinse the boat, trailer and brakes down. The next day is when I use the tank to dip the engine and run until the...
  243. vipertom1970

    SaltAway vs White vinegar

    yes Tractor Supply.
  244. vipertom1970

    SaltAway vs White vinegar

    I static flush for 10 minutes after each trip then run it in a tub until the water gets warm to hot(about 10 minutes for F300) and I also run my engine one time per month if it’s sitting in the winter.
  245. vipertom1970

    WTB Parker 2320

    How much are you willing to pay for a 2018 all decked out total cost was around $150K+ with 70hrs and aluminum trailer ?
  246. vipertom1970

    Catalina Weather for tomorrow?

    For Sunday, National Weather Service shows 4-5' @ 9 seconds(no go for me) but SailFow shows 2.8' @ 8 seconds..... which is more accurate ?
  247. vipertom1970

    Knot selection question

    Good luck with FG knot during a hot bite !!
  248. vipertom1970

    Knot selection question

    These are the easiest and fastest to tie. 1. Spectra to fluoro-Modified Albright knot 2. mono to fluoro- 3 turn surgeon 3. line to lure or hook-SD Jam or Palomar(I prefer SD Jam) 4. heavy mono or fluoro line to lure or hook- Springer knot(no need to crimp)
  249. vipertom1970

    Freedom Boat Club Horrible customer service

    OP makes a great boat HO......
  250. vipertom1970

    NSS / B175 HW - settings for offshore

    are you sure you don't need BSM-3 sounder for EVO2 ? I know you don't need one for EVO3
  251. vipertom1970

    FG knot

    Don’t waste money if you already spooled with 65#. It should be ok
  252. vipertom1970

    FG knot

    Stronger, yes but no way faster then Albright knot.
  253. vipertom1970

    NSS / B175 HW - settings for offshore

    HW is good enough for tuna fishing but you need BSM sounder with NSS Evo2. EVO 3 you don't need BSM sounder.
  254. vipertom1970

    FG knot

    why tie a knot that takes 10 minutes vs an Albright = RP knot that takes 1 minute ? you don't want to deal with difficult knots during a hot bite and FG is not an easy knot to tie.
  255. vipertom1970

    Looking for Eagle eye anglers who have Gyro binoculars to go fishing offshore

    take the batteries and battery case out after each trip to prevent rust to the main unit and could be very expensive fix. Yes, I learned from my friend's mistake.
  256. vipertom1970

    For Sale Fujinon Stabi 14x40 plus polarized lenses

    Got a used Fujinon Stabi 14x40 for sale plus polarized lenses in excellent condition, bought new and looks almost new( approx. 60 hrs) $800 Tom 909-208-5704
  257. vipertom1970

    For Sale {NEW} Tac50ii price drop

    trade for Fujinon Stabi binos ?
  258. vipertom1970

    Leaving from Newport. What’s needed for Mexican Waters?

    I usually bring a passport and Mexican fishing license.
  259. vipertom1970

    Looking for Eagle eye anglers who have Gyro binoculars to go fishing offshore

    Just got this bad boy to test it out and I do know about team work and associated costs when it comes to private boating. When are you heading out out ? Tom
  260. vipertom1970

    what pound test to use for dead flyer rigs

    just wondering what pound test you guys use to rig hook set up for a dead flyer ?
  261. vipertom1970

    Mount Baker Eye Cup Mask to Techo Stabils? How?

    so Baker sells these eye cups for the Fujinon Stabi ?
  262. vipertom1970

    Longfin Tackle disappointment

    Sorry for your bad experience with LF. They are my go to store and I found them to be very helpful for tackle needs but I don’t use them for reel service.
  263. vipertom1970

    For Sale Nib visx50

    This might be a record bump fore sale thread but you might have more luck lowering the price. Here is a free bump :D
  264. vipertom1970

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    I fish very comfortable on my new Parker 2320 SL with 4 guys total including me and it usually ends up around $125-$150 per guy. Gas, fuel treatment, 2 scoops of bait, 80# ice.
  265. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    I will try to put the Fraser eye cups on my Fujinon Techno Stabi when they arrive.
  266. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    Just ordered from Jimmy and thank you for all the help.
  267. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    Fraser are no longer making new ones but hopefully Jimmy has a new one coming or I will settle for a refurbished. any other accessories should I buy at the same time ?
  268. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    I just left him a voice mail and also send him an email. Do you know if he has new or refurbished coming in ?
  269. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    no problem, could you give me the phone number for Jimmy or name of the shop ? Tom
  270. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    the problem is no one has them in stock, I need it quick and don't want a refurbished unit.
  271. vipertom1970

    where to buy Fraser Mariner binos ?

    three weeks after I ordered Fraser Mariner binos from Opticplanet and got an email that they are no longer sell the product so I need one asap. Melton does not have any in so are there any forum vendors selling Fraser Binos ? Tom
  272. vipertom1970

    Shogun trip for sale

    Subscribe. I will check my schedule tomorrow.
  273. vipertom1970

    Fishing weekdays only ?

    Any one here fishing weekdays only ? Your boat or my boat is ok. I am from Corona and usually launch out at Mission Bay, Dana Point or Alamitos.
  274. vipertom1970

    Stickbait for tuna

    how do you fish stick baits ??? Cast and reel or ???
  275. vipertom1970

    For Sale FISHING SINKERS! CHEAP! I ship anywhere in the U.S.

    how many pounds of torpedo sinks will fit into a flat $5.00 or $10.00
  276. vipertom1970

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    I am still down the street from you Chris !
  277. vipertom1970

    Best forcasting website

    Windy, Sailflow and this https://www.weather.gov/
  278. vipertom1970

    Thanks a Million Captain Dave

    If you cry about $120 per year to subscribe then you are in a wrong hobby. Take the yearly cost and divide between the boat Ho's on the first trip.
  279. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    we can meet at Fisherman's landing this Thursday if you like. I will be on a 2.5 day trip or meet up other time when fish down there on my boat.
  280. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    do you take the 10 fw to 15 south to SD ? I am 3 minutes off the 15 fw.
  281. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    still for sale or trade !!! one of the best popper rods. this new rod + sale tax will put you above $600.
  282. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    I would rather fight it in the rod holder in the gunnel but if the fish takes me to the front of my boat then I would have to use it on the rail since there are no rod holders up front on my boat. I don't think it will be fun under the arm pit with this aluminum butt.
  283. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    They don’t have one with just a push of the button to make it bend or straight.
  284. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    Could you please explain how adding a heavy duty fore grip defeats the purpose of the adjustable bend butt ?
  285. vipertom1970

    Your experience with Fishdope

    Invest in a good binoculars to look for birds or paddies.
  286. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    Yes I have seen many before but never with RAIL rod fore grip design so you could fight big fish on a rail or rod holder on private boat.
  287. vipertom1970

    Winthrop bend butt with rail rod design

    This might be the first adjustable bend butt RAIL rod design. Designed to fight a fish using the rail or in a rod holder and easy storage, perfect for private boats. Seeker rod w/ Winthrop adjustable bend butt.
  288. vipertom1970

    For Sale Nib visx50

    but he already told you to get loss so you are out.
  289. vipertom1970

    For Sale Nib visx50

    you did not say firm so my offer is $425.
  290. vipertom1970

    Where would you go?

    I like to Launch in Alamitos then go straight out to the end of the break wall for bait or get on channel 11 or call to see if they sell squid at Cat.
  291. vipertom1970

    Just noticed - Full day prices up ???

    44 is limited load ?????? need some MMA skill to fish with 55 guys.
  292. vipertom1970

    Permatrim and 18" trim tabs

    Do under mount, it takes the load of the bolts so all the load is transferred to the cavitation plate and I think it’s designed for under mount.
  293. vipertom1970

    For Sale 2012 Parker 2320 Yamaha 300

    love the boat but you are making a good decision there Hector.
  294. vipertom1970

    WTB Need a Cow class popping/jigging rod

    one of the best !! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/new-popping-black-hole-8-cape-cod-special-for-sale-or-trade.704408/#post-4795545
  295. vipertom1970

    San Clemente Island Tonight Looking For HO's

    The OP is already down and out with his boat with major financial loss.......no need to pour salt on the wound... To OP, if you have the itch to fish then hit me up. I got a Parker 2320 and most likely fish weekdays after July 5th.
  296. vipertom1970

    40’ Bertram on the Rocks at Cat 6/15/19

    WOW, sorry to hear and glad everyone was ok. This is why I always have a second guy on my boat that knows how to operate my boat Why would you remove autopilot on a boat ?
  297. vipertom1970

    WTB Talica 10/12 II New

    is your 16 in good shape ? 16A ?????
  298. vipertom1970

    Pena knot questions....

    sinch down the braid mainline only. I have been practicing this knot the last couple days and really like it.
  299. vipertom1970

    New North River Seahawk OS2700S Build

    Do they have a dealer in Socal ? I looked at them but ended up buying a brand new Parker because I could not find a dealer in Socal.
  300. vipertom1970

    New North River Seahawk OS2700S Build

    I love love this boat...….more pictures please
  301. vipertom1970

    Parker 2320 livewell

    first thing is you have to decide if you want it in the center of the deck or more toward the pilot house. My tanks was set with 1/4" clear from the door swing.
  302. vipertom1970

    Best floro to mono knot?

    I bet I can tie three surgeons knots before you can tie a double uni knot.
  303. vipertom1970

    Parker 2320 livewell

    You caulk all around the tank BUT leave 1/2 gap with no caulking in the rear of the tank.
  304. vipertom1970

    For Sale Phenix 909XHJ-no tag, never seen water or been on boat ride

    Sorry guys, not for sale anymore. I decided to give my first 9 footer a try.
  305. vipertom1970

    For Sale Phenix 909XHJ-no tag, never seen water or been on boat ride

    final price drop for a brand new PSW 909xhj before I cut it down to 8' and use it this season. $230
  306. vipertom1970

    Dana Point Harbor - Embarcadero Marina Renovation has started

    looks like will be launching midday only this summer or some one could start a boat trailer valet parking.
  307. vipertom1970

    Boat ho etiquette?

    I need to take you
  308. vipertom1970

    Catalina 5/13/19

    how many boat parking sports are available at Dana Point ? I got a Parker 2320 trailer
  309. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    it's still available, I prefer local pick up in Corona but I will bring it to work tomorrow to see if it will fit in a UPS box.
  310. vipertom1970

    WTB UC Jigstick to pair with Tranx 500

    got a brand new 909xhj for sale https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/brand-new-dech-hand-phenix-909xhj-no-tag.716226/
  311. vipertom1970

    For Sale Phenix 909XHJ-no tag, never seen water or been on boat ride

    I bought a brand new Phenix 909XHJ deckhand missing tag and like to change it to 809XHJ. We can trade for new 809XHJ or sale it for $230. I am located in Corona Tom 909-208-5704
  312. vipertom1970

    First time boater

    Rogelio, I am in Corona and got a brand new Parker 2320 with the best equipment available. I am looking for a cool group of 2 to 3 guys locally to fish weekdays this summer. The prep work and cleanup after each trip is a PITA so team work is a must and yes I am extremely anal about keeping my...
  313. vipertom1970

    why do people put 150# braid on a cow reel if #30 drag is all a person able to handle

    but I have not seen a 100# or 130# spectra snap yet on LR trips with 200#+ fish. If the drag is set at 30# plus the bending of the rod then no way the 100# spectra could break.
  314. vipertom1970

    why do people put 150# braid on a cow reel if #30 drag is all a person able to handle

    why some people put 150# braid on a 50 reel if a 30# drag is all you could handle.
  315. vipertom1970

    Second helm..

    Only took it out two times but I am very glad to the control on top. I think it might be my favorite spot when I fish this summer plus cold beers.
  316. vipertom1970

    Permatrim and 18" trim tabs

    Nice !!! You still running the stock prop with those numbers ?
  317. vipertom1970

    Memorial Day Multi-Day

    Do you want to get on the Islander that weekend for 2.5 days limited load of 25 ? I just got a call today from a friend, captain already got 12 and my group got 7 spots.
  318. vipertom1970

    Parker acquired

    I rather have comfortable fishing deck and a pilot house for protection. Hard to find a 23' pilot house with a deck space like Parker 2320. Good thing I only like Parker a little because I only got two 2320
  319. vipertom1970

    SOLD Silver 30VISX with/without JB

    let me know if pass by Inland Empire 91/15 FW
  320. vipertom1970

    For Sale Custom starboard

    nice work, where are you located ?
  321. vipertom1970

    Question about FMM & Itinerary Forms for Nado's

    the process makes it difficult not the $$.
  322. vipertom1970

    Question about FMM & Itinerary Forms for Nado's

    Here is where I am confused, if you look at Fisherman Landing’s site then TIP is one of the requirements.
  323. vipertom1970

    Question about FMM & Itinerary Forms for Nado's

    any luck on TIP ? a friend submitted over a month with no reply.
  324. vipertom1970

    Question about FMM & Itinerary Forms for Nado's

    1. TIP 2.FMM 3. MEX license 4. Passport 5. Bio. Braceless 6. None of the above= sitting in Mexican Jail
  325. vipertom1970

    Yamaha 115 strange symptoms

    Check the VST tank...I had the same symptom on my Yami F250. The tanks was so corroded that it plugged up the fuel pump starving the gas to the engine. Did the engine shake in you put in gear ?
  326. vipertom1970

    Show your boat name-logo

    this will go on my new Parker soon.
  327. vipertom1970

    2.5 vs. 3 day trips

    Never again having a deck hand fillet my fish...specially if your number was almost last. My load was baked in the sun for over 2 +hrs.
  328. vipertom1970

    2.5 vs. 3 day trips

    anything with .5 you will get to shore around 6 am well rested and the fish processors are usually there to receive the fish. On a 3 day trip, the 3rd day you get to fish the morning bite until around 1 pm but you get to shore around 6-8 pm no fish processors. I only do trips anything with...
  329. vipertom1970

    Boat fuel tank cleaning

    I used Roy and was recommended by Westcoast Marine to clean my gas tank when it had water in it. Forgot the name of the Company but got the Phone # 619-990-9830
  330. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    Expensive to take a crap in the Yeti bucket. The lid from Amazon fits into the Lowe's bucket just fine and never use the bucket for anything except to crap and collect trash.
  331. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    The floor to the deck on my old 2007 Parker 2320 was shorter then the new my new Parker 2320. I had a 2007 with the Yeti 160 for a bench, I am 5’-7” and my head was 1/2” from the ceiling when sitting
  332. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    No data yet, maybe sometimes next month.
  333. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    Just installed a Permatrim on a new boat and I want to share what I learned from an outboard boat racer to help reduce drag in the water. I grinded the anode to a sharp edge like a knife.
  334. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    Got coulple inquires and yes it’s still available.
  335. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 Build

    a pump sits below water line will push water only and a pump sits above water has to suck it up then push water. Good job on all the upgrades for the 2320.
  336. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 Build

    You will always get better performance and more flow from a pump installed under water line vs above waterline.
  337. vipertom1970

    Yoursaltwaterguide.com Free for a week....

    $4.99 per month !!!!! I want to play.
  338. vipertom1970

    For Sale 2006 Parker 2320 with 2014 yamaha 250hp

    I would do the same too if I was a flipper and it's nothing wrong with making $$$$ legally.
  339. vipertom1970

    WTB Surface iron set ups

    Pass on the Trinidad 20 if you are on a budget. Trini 20+ Phenix PSW 809xhj is my favorite combo to throw irons and the cost is around $900.
  340. vipertom1970

    SOLD Seeker Black steel 665

    How many yards on the 50 ?
  341. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    Had one on my last Parker 2320 and I will install one on a brand new Parker 2320 tomorrow.
  342. vipertom1970

    For Sale New, 1 Penn Visx 12

    Dam, wish it was silver !
  343. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    LOL, that's doesn't even cover the tip for the crew on my 10 day trip.
  344. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    yep, the retail price is $570. I paired my two other BH rods with Stellas 14K and love it. https://jignpop.com/black-hole-76-80-86-cape-cod-special-nano-popping-rods/
  345. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    got my Tranx 500 looking to trade for VISX 30
  346. vipertom1970

    What happened to the Shimano forum?

    hard to beat those Trinidads !!!
  347. vipertom1970

    Okay to go to Catalina island tomorrow?

    My Parker 2320 is very sea worthy. My limit is 3' max and the frequency has to be 3 times wave. 3' at 9 seconds then yes but 3' at 8 seconds I rather mow the lawn.
  348. vipertom1970

    Get the tape measure

    Just measured, no problem with my new 2320....
  349. vipertom1970

    Get the tape measure

    Give five minutes, getting my tape measure out to check my brand spanking new 2320.
  350. vipertom1970

    3 ft at 7 sec?

    for me on my 2320 Parker, 3' wave 9 seconds is minimum.
  351. vipertom1970

    WTB Popping Rod for Dorado

    I can trade with a new Tranx 500 if you have one.
  352. vipertom1970

    WTB Popping Rod for Dorado

    one of the best!! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/new-popping-black-hole-8-cape-cod-special.704408/
  353. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    not yet, my boat only has 20 hrs and I am still trying to get a feel for the stock prop before going with 4 blade but will add Permatrim soon before next rip. So far the stock prop with the 300HP is really good and moved two batteries into the pilot house really help to get on plane very easily.
  354. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    Never had problem leveling out the boat but the three guys I fish with weight no more then 140# each and usually had one on the bench, one on the bean bag one sitting the deck and one sitting on the deck by the door. My old Parker 2320 with f250 was already ass heavy with three batteries so...
  355. vipertom1970

    Useful Modifications

    I had the Yeti 160 on the 2007 Parker 2320 just like Billy and never had problem. The Yeti 160 weights around 60 pounds, it fits 12 bags of ice to the top(80 pounds) and takes up about 2/3 of the volume and the other 1/3 I use it for drinks and food. I will do the same on my new Parker...
  356. vipertom1970

    TRADE WTT Talica 25 for 20

    what pound test is one there, how many yards and what brand ?
  357. vipertom1970

    newbie needs gear recomendation for 10 day trip on The RP

    see you on the trip sir ! I am also curious on how many of these LR trip do you do per year. I am having a hard time finding friends to go more often on these RL trips.
  358. vipertom1970

    newbie needs gear recomendation for 10 day trip on The RP

    I have done many 2.5 and 3.5 day trips but will be doing my first 10 day trip this year on the RP. Here is the list of gear I already got and like to know which one should I take with me or leave at home. I will do more future LR trips so I don't mind adding more gear if needed. 1. Penn VISX...
  359. vipertom1970

    For Sale Penn 50VISX

    is there more room on the reel for more lines ? I need about 900 yds+
  360. vipertom1970

    For Sale Trinidad 16A & 20A and Phenix 809XHJ

    what city are you located and is the 809 a deck hand ?
  361. vipertom1970

    PENN International VI series; full specs now online

    Old post but what is the main reason to get the Wide or 30 VISW vs 30 VISX ?
  362. vipertom1970

    NSS12 Ram Mount?

    You could build a dash like my old 2007 Parker. I actually like this modified dash on my old Parker better then my new 2018 Parker.
  363. vipertom1970

    San Diego Sportfishing Ticket Prices Take Another Upward Bump

    the solution is be a boat HO :)
  364. vipertom1970

    FREE Free Boat Storage (Oceanside)

    that's a very fair offer !
  365. vipertom1970

    Tower build. Stainless or aluminum

    Weight was a concern on my 2320 so I went with aluminum and you can’t have too many launchers. Power wash is a must after every trip for me.
  366. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    no need to auction bro, if Andy doesn't pick up this weekend then it's your for the listed price.
  367. vipertom1970

    SOLD Parker 2320 bench seat with storage

    Wow, woke up this morning and got 8 buyers. Sold to the first buyer Live2fish.
  368. vipertom1970

    SOLD Parker 2320 bench seat with storage

    I will measure it tomorrow.
  369. vipertom1970

    SOLD Parker 2320 bench seat with storage

    this seat is very clean and has been sitting in my garage the last couple years. It has build in tackle box and storage area. $150
  370. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    Sold to Andy from the third post but no fund exchange yet.
  371. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    I got a lot of inquiries so here are the prices: 2 batteries(6/18 date) $150 for two or $75 each Potty- $60 Seat-$30 sold Prop(was on Yamaha F250)-$25 fire extinguisher(10 years old, not sure if it's still good) free to first purchaser
  372. vipertom1970

    WTB Looking 4 Rail Rod

    I got a brand new Seeker with tag OSP4x 100-200#....$450 firm
  373. vipertom1970

    WTB Mak20 or visx 30 size

    You can get the gold Visx 30 on eBay for $485
  374. vipertom1970

    Need 3 To run-Tomahawk this Friday

    Sorry, din’t realize it was an old post.
  375. vipertom1970

    Membership is free

    LOL, it's too late ?
  376. vipertom1970

    First Long Range Trip Looking for Tips and Advice Please!

    Do you guys recommend a 200# rig and how many ? my biggest now is VISX 50 with 130# paired with Seeker 3x4
  377. vipertom1970

    First Long Range Trip Looking for Tips and Advice Please!

    Subscribe, just booked my first 10 day trip on the RP 11-1-2019
  378. vipertom1970

    For Sale Rods gotta go!!

    Is the 809 deckhand ?
  379. vipertom1970

    1801 Loadrite Transome Saver

    have you looked into M-Y Wedge for around $45. I don’t trail my 2320 with out these two items.
  380. vipertom1970

    For Sale Penn international 30 VISX 2speed

    let me know if you can do $450.
  381. vipertom1970

    2320 Tow Vehicle

    Going from Corona to Dana landing with steep FW was not a problem for my Ford F-150 with 3.5 Eco Boost. I like to be around 70-80 % of the max tow of 12,000 pounds.
  382. vipertom1970

    let me know if you can do $450 for the VISX-30

    let me know if you can do $450 for the VISX-30
  383. vipertom1970

    2320 Tow Vehicle

    My new F150 with a max tow package is perfect for my Parker 2320 with full 127 gallon of fuel. I think my calculation for a loaded boat, fuel, gear, engine, batteries, trailer and ice ended up around 9,000 pounds
  384. vipertom1970

    SOLD BNIB Penn VISX 50

    nice reel, wish it was silver.
  385. vipertom1970

    What 2320 Parker?

    Another quick and easy option to a microwave and not dealing with inverter or electrical is a portable $20 prophane burner. Something like this and it less then $20 at the Chinese market
  386. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 Build

    it is too late to weld a tab behind the hoop for the light ?
  387. vipertom1970

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 INVICTUS RAIL ROD

    I kept going back to look at the finish of this beauty.
  388. vipertom1970

    Where to buy Parker 2320 Bolster cushions

    Any one has the Seadeck type ??
  389. vipertom1970

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 INVICTUS RAIL ROD

    What drag would you fish with this rod and 30 or 50 reel ?
  390. vipertom1970

    Dana Point Harbor - Embarcadero Marina Renovation has started

    maybe I can set up a mobile trailer dolly and charge $5 to move a trailer :)
  391. vipertom1970

    which Seeker rod is better for Penn VISX30 ?

    I got a Penn VISX30 with 100# baid and 100 Yards of 130# braid top shot. I like to use it primary on private boat for trolling, yoyo, and live bait double trouble rig on kite and some long range sport boat and wondering which seeker rod would you recommend. I am looking at OSP 3x, OSP 2x4 or...
  392. vipertom1970

    SOLD Accurate Dauntless 600 w/80lb

    is OSP a rail rod, it's ok to use as a trolling rod if needed ?
  393. vipertom1970

    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 INVICTUS RAIL ROD

    is this rod too much for Penn VISX 30 with 100# braid and 130# top shot ?
  394. vipertom1970

    SOLD Accurate Dauntless 600 w/80lb

    are you interested to trade for brand new Black Hole popping rod+ $$ toward your end ?
  395. vipertom1970

    Looking for a tower

    I had a 1/2 tower from a Tom for a 2320 and had one from Tony with full tower & control for a newer 2320 and I can tell you Tony’s quality and design is much better and the pipe are much bigger.
  396. vipertom1970

    Dana Point Harbor - Embarcadero Marina Renovation has started

    So will the ramp and parking be available for trailer boats in the future ?
  397. vipertom1970

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    I am just down the street from you !
  398. vipertom1970

    OC fishing clubs

    Hey Séan, I will hit the water hard next year and will fish more then working. Tom
  399. vipertom1970

    Recommendation for line for a visx 50

    I went with straight 130# to fish yummy flyer. I fish on a private boat so I can always chase it down if needed.
  400. vipertom1970

    what to do with 5.56 ammo

    all ARs in California now must be 1. FEATURELESS or 2. must have fixed magazine.
  401. vipertom1970

    WTB Simrad 3G or 4G radar

    I am a technology junkie and want to get the new Simrad Halo24 with bird mode. The new Halo24 came out after I got my 4G installed.
  402. vipertom1970

    For Sale Peen VISX 30 2speed

    Nice reel, just curious why go from 100# to 130# ?
  403. vipertom1970

    WTB Simrad 3G or 4G radar

    I got a brand new 4G radar installed couple months ago with just one trip out to do a 10hr break in on my brand new boat. Pm me how much you are willing to pay.
  404. vipertom1970

    how do add an adjustible Winthrop butt to Skeer 3x5

    I got a Seeker 3x5 and like to add an adjustable Winthrop butt but don't really know where to start. Thanks Tom
  405. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    What is CCA ? Is that the ampage I will check and yes I live in Corona
  406. vipertom1970

    HEY SANTA! This is the new PENN reel I want under the tree this year.

    I have been a good boy this year and whishing for a VISX 30 silver.
  407. vipertom1970

    TRADE Trade 14a for a 16a

    what city, I got couple 16A I might trade
  408. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    I got a lot of inquiries so here are the prices: 2 batteries(6/18 date) $150 Potty- $60 Seat-$30 sold Prop(was on Yamaha F250)-$25 fire extinguisher(10 years old, not sure if it's still good) free to first purchaser
  409. vipertom1970

    For Sale New batteries, porta porty, propeller, Parker seat

    these new batteries(12”L x 6.5” W x 8”h)and porta porty 260 came from my brand new 2018 Parker 2320. Steering wheel, propeller, fire extinguisher and seat came from my old 2007 Parker 2320 Everything for $250
  410. vipertom1970

    SOLD New popping Black Hole 8' Cape Cod Special for sale or trade

    I got a brand new BH 8' popping rod still has tag. $400 or trade for VISX 30+$$ the retail for this rod is $570 https://jignpop.com/black-hole-76-80-86-cape-cod-special-nano-popping-rods/
  411. vipertom1970

    SOLD Found one. Looking for 9' Jig Stick Local in Palmdale/Lancaster

    IMHO, you might want to look at start drag to throw lures not lever drag.
  412. vipertom1970

    SOLD Found one. Looking for 9' Jig Stick Local in Palmdale/Lancaster

    are you planning to throw iron with lever drag or using it for jigging ?
  413. vipertom1970

    SOLD Phenix Axis 9’ rods

    put a Trinidad 20 on then you have one of the best setup to throw heavy iron.
  414. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    Brad, did you end up getting 15P prop for F300 ? I am trying to dial my boat in this winter for next season.
  415. vipertom1970

    For Sale PENN Visx 30

    I wonder if 500 yds is good enough to fly a yummy off a kite.
  416. vipertom1970

    For Sale PENN Visx 30

    Why only 550 yds ? I thought this model holds 700+yds capacity
  417. vipertom1970

    For Sale 2006 Parker 2320 with 2014 yamaha 250hp

    that's a dam good price even for flippers
  418. vipertom1970

    For Sale PENN Visx 30

    what pound test is on there and how many yards ?
  419. vipertom1970

    2007 2320 leak in cabin

    Yep, I had a leak under the rubrail for my 2007 2320 and took care of it by caulking.
  420. vipertom1970

    West Coast Marine opening another location in San Diego

    Shad, were you at WC in Costa Mesa this morning ?
  421. vipertom1970

    New North River Seahawk OS2700S Build

    Could I get something like this around 100k ?
  422. vipertom1970

    anyone heading out this Friday ?

    just wondering if anyone will be heading out to SCI this Friday ?
  423. vipertom1970

    2016 Parker 2320 Fuel Level won't show full on display?

    I top out the fuel tank every trip 150 gal. then reset the fuel used option to zero then use the fuel used gauge to track how much I have left. The “fuel used” flow sensor and reading is very accurate +- 1 gallon vs the fuel bar.
  424. vipertom1970

    New F300 - Making Oil

    You guys scaring me with this problem since my brand new boat with F300 is still sitting at the dealer’s yard.
  425. vipertom1970

    New F300 - Making Oil

    this is bullshit if Yamaha knew about it and let it go this far.
  426. vipertom1970

    New F300 - Making Oil

    subscribe, my brand new boat is coming home this week with the new F300 ready for breaking in.
  427. vipertom1970

    Top Gun 80 2.5-day fishing 10/2 and 10/3 - one big tuna

    Did they use artificial flying at all or only frozen ones for kite ?
  428. vipertom1970

    YF tomorrow

    Congrats on the new boat !!
  429. vipertom1970

    Parker video?

    If you want to go fast then Parker is not for you but if you want comfortable fishing deck space and excellent protection then I hightly recommend it. This is coming from a guy on a 2nd Parker 2320 pilot house. I just don’t care to go faster then 30mph on any boat in SoCal water because it’s...
  430. vipertom1970

    Don't be that guy when fishing around sport boats!!!!

    This is exactly why I will only fish week days next summer to avoid the madness.
  431. vipertom1970

    Tuesday Offshore

    Jason, next year I will only fish week days on your boat or my boat is ok. Tom
  432. vipertom1970

    Yellowfin Report 9/22/2018

    They finally started on the electronics last week so I am hoping for early next week. I hope to break in my boat like you did with bloody deck.
  433. vipertom1970

    Yellowfin Report 9/22/2018

    HAHA, and the name for my new Parker 2320 is Tuna Sniper.
  434. vipertom1970

    Shimano Customer Service let me down...Big time whats up with that?

    I got about 15 Shimano Reels ranging from Trinida 14 to two new Stellas and coucple Tac 20. Is there a place to drop in for to service for all 15 reels at the same time this winter ? sorry if I hijacked this thread.
  435. vipertom1970

    Where to buy Parker 2320 Bolster cushions

    wow, I need it for my old Parker 2320
  436. vipertom1970

    Catalina Next Week

    taking the wife fishing first time on a cattle boat might be her last. Combat fish is no fun.
  437. vipertom1970

    Where to buy Parker 2320 Bolster cushions

    have you looked at SeaDeck coaming pads or talk to West Coast Marine for the original ?
  438. vipertom1970

    Where to buy Parker 2320 Bolster cushions

    any one needs a Parker 2320 bench seat. I got one from my 2007 parker that I did use and I got a brand new one from my 2018 Parker.
  439. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2120

    Roger, I don't know you or had met you but thanks for service. PM me if you like to fish on my Parker 2320 when ever you get back to Socal. Tom
  440. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    Tower is finally on ! The new tower seat design with arm rest will help a lot when holding the heavy binocular. Love the 25 rocket launchers and if you want quality work then Tony with Fishing Boat Unlimited is the man.
  441. vipertom1970

    monday/tuesday 3rd/4th

    Very nice the next two days. 2.4’ wave at 10-11 seconds is good. I was out on Sat with 4’ at 9 seconds was brutal on the Parker 2320.
  442. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    Still new to boating and don’t want to mess around with Mother Nature because She will always be the winner. Could you confirm the weather will not be too good for a 23 foot boat ?
  443. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    4’ wave 9 seconds is not looking good at sci. Cat is 2.8’ wave at 9 seconds is better. Might have to rethink for my 23’ boat
  444. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    you are on the list already, find guys to fish weekdays might be harder.
  445. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    Sorry I got 4 guys max at this time but my new Parker should be done and I will fish mostly weekdays and some weekends next season. PM me your information
  446. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    no name on the boat, 2320 parker with tuna tower. Launch out of Dana point at 4 AM
  447. vipertom1970

    Looking for Cows Saturday September 1

    weather looks good for Sat.....see you guys on the water
  448. vipertom1970

    Mahi Mania on the "A-Salt Weapon" - Highlight Video!

    good job on devirginized the new Parker 2320 :)
  449. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    Coming slowly, brand new aluminum trailer. Lesson learned, get the boat worked on in the winter if you want to enjoy it in the summer.
  450. vipertom1970

    Available most Wed. and Thur. hook me up!

    My new boat will not be ready this season but I do need people to fish weekdays next summer since I will be semi retired also turning 50.
  451. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    Visited Tony at Fishing Boat Unlimited today, this will be a very nice tower with a second station and 24 rocket launchers. The quality of work is the best I ever seen.
  452. vipertom1970

    8/12/18 buddy boat

    weather looks pretty choppy for Sunday .
  453. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320 Build

    Sim Yamaha has a new batch of Permatrim came in yesterday and you might want to look into. It’s the best upgrade just for little money and according to Kevin, it will not void the warranty.
  454. vipertom1970

    Islander August 18 - ultra limited load

    Just got back on land this morning from 2.5 days but fishing was tough. I saw more boils then I have ever seen in my life but they did not want to bite. We went south the next day for paddies caught some YT but they did not bite hard. +10 for the crew and the food is by far the best VS other...
  455. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    3-9" Simrad Evo3, 1-12", Simrad S5100 module,2-Icom radios, second station on the tower with controls, AP44 auto pilot, 4G rarard, lights, 2-1K ducers, Pacific Edge baitank.
  456. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    Lol, I sold my beautiful 2320 with only 200 hrs, full electronic package then bought another 2320 with 300hp and electronic controls. I feel so stupid sometimes !
  457. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    That's just a temporary trailer waiting for a new trailer, the boat did not have a trailer before.
  458. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    thanks Dave, all this got started after 5 minutes of driving your beautiful Parker 2320 with 300HP and I could not resist the electronic control either.
  459. vipertom1970

    Another new 2320 aka ”TUNA SNIPER”

    Thank you to Kevin at WC ! She finally arrived yesterday and patiently waiting for a new aluminum trailer. Tower is 95% done, bait tank should be ready in two weeks and a very expensive electronic package will be installed soon.
  460. vipertom1970

    2320 vs 2520

    can you tow a 25 with twin engines with F-150 with 12,000 #
  461. vipertom1970

    Islander August 18 - ultra limited load

    love this boat, I got a 2.5 days on the same boat the week after or else I would be on it.
  462. vipertom1970

    What 2320 Parker?

    Must have, bracket + minimum F250 engine. The hull has not changed the last 10 years but you do lose about 6” due to wider transom on the new model and don’t count on the build in tank too much besides holding squid, drinks or mac.
  463. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320 Build

    Nice, good choice on the grey color. I got a same color coming in 3 weeks. Make sure you give her 2 coats of Meguiar’s marine wax before taking her out. Give some thought on external GPS and another radio in the pilot house. I like one radio on Chanel 16 and use the other one to talk to your...
  464. vipertom1970

    Meet Sticky Business V my new to me 2320

    Who did the boat graphic for you ? I need to do one for my new 2320 soon
  465. vipertom1970

    Meet Sticky Business V my new to me 2320

    are you able to fold down the sun shade ? It might be over the legal height limit if you trailer ?
  466. vipertom1970

    Cooler Storage on the 2320

    the Yeti 160q fits perfectly where the bench seat goes. Yeti also sells a cushion pad to go on the top
  467. vipertom1970

    any squid boat at Cat June 2nd and June 3rd ?

    Any squid for sale at Cat today or tomorrow ? Thanks
  468. vipertom1970

    The Build Begins... New Model 2018 Parker 2320 (new transom)

    you will shorten the life of a pump if you valve down which will create back pressure. Back pressure is the pump's worst enemy but if you split the flow from one pump to two tanks then you will not have enough flow to both tanks....large pick, two pumps two tanks might be a better solution.
  469. vipertom1970

    The Build Begins... New Model 2018 Parker 2320 (new transom)

    How about using the same pump for the maint tank then have the main tank gravity flows to the smaller tank with valves to split water outlet.
  470. vipertom1970

    Thoughts on Pro pedestal vs Seaspension?

    Dave, I might try these on bench seat for the new boat.
  471. vipertom1970

    The Build Begins... New Model 2018 Parker 2320 (new transom)

    Congrats ! great boat for a great fisherman.
  472. vipertom1970

    PACIFIC BOAT TRAILERS / MADE IN THE USA / PRICES WILL NOT GO UP!

    this is my 2nd trailer for my Parker 2320 and it's being build by PT, the service is 10+.
  473. vipertom1970

    Thoughts on Pro pedestal vs Seaspension?

    did you order your 2320 from West Coast and what month will it arrive ? My 2320 will be here mid Jul.
  474. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    yes, App 44 worked perfectly on my last Parker and will have the same set up for my next Parker.
  475. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    Yes, M-Y Wedge and boat steering stop is a must when you trailer.
  476. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    my new Parker will be here July and Permatrim will be my very first addition. On my last installation, the fist thing was to find the center on the back of the cavation plate and the center of the Permatrim, line them up then space out the hole patern from there. I used cheap litte clamps from...
  477. vipertom1970

    Best setup < $5k - Parker 2320

    I would use a piece of starboard and cut it to shim the MFD to give much better viewing angle.
  478. vipertom1970

    Looking around tomorrow 5/5

    I will be on the water tomorrow ?
  479. vipertom1970

    Ideal Bait Tank on 2320

    Billy, are you going to put the new tank closer to the door or in the the center of the deck like the old boat ?
  480. vipertom1970

    Yamaha Oil Recommendation

    best advice right here. Buy a complete kit plus get couple fuel/water separator filters also.
  481. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Dual action rotary form Harbor Freight for around $65 and use their orange color foam pads(they have two that look the same but buy the one with better review). Use NO7 rubbing compound then No7 Polishing compound then Meguiar's M205 then Meguiar's 105 then two coats of Meguiars's Flagship paste...
  482. vipertom1970

    2320 Railing

    70 and still fishing.....good for him, wish to do the same when I hit 70.
  483. vipertom1970

    Fuel - How full do you leave your tanks ?

    How often do you guys change out the fuel and water separator ?
  484. vipertom1970

    Fuel - How full do you leave your tanks ?

    I try to use up all the gas before the winter. I run left over gas every month for 15 minutes in the tub and I use the same tub to flush the engine. I do add stabilizer in the winter regardless how much gas I have in the tank.
  485. vipertom1970

    For Sale 1989 Cabo 256 Cuddy Con for Sale

    nice boat, how big is the gas tank ?
  486. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    According to WC Marine Permatrim will not void the warranty unless you crack the cavitation plate due to Permatrim and this is why under mount Permatrim is so important so it distributes the load evenly through out the cavitation plate vs over mount. This is one of the best upgrades for less...
  487. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    still deciding 2018 2320 SC or 2520 with twins and start all over with the same electronic package and better tower.
  488. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!!!!
  489. vipertom1970

    The search is over parker 2520

    contact HEX(Hector) in post # 27, he bought one from the Eastcoast lately and got a good guy. Congrats !!!
  490. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    will the dealer void the warranty if you drill holes for Permatrim ?
  491. vipertom1970

    2320 fuel range

    That same 4 blaze prop works well on the F250 might not work well on the 300.
  492. vipertom1970

    Another 2320 lol

    Not a bad idea to build couple shelves or tackle box or microwave cabinet below the helm since it’s a waste of free space
  493. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    I am going from memory, seat was $1,100 and the Seaspension pedestal was another $1,100. I bought both from West Coast Marine.
  494. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Old truck was F150 5.0L, new truck is a Raptor with 3.5 Ecoboost. 3.5 EcoBoost is a beast and I think it gives you plenty more torque over v8. Raptor suspension is not good for towing a boat but I take the 3.5 over my V8 anytime.
  495. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Summer is coming and this boat is ready to kill some tuna ! 211.6 hours This is how I flush my engine after every trip to show how much I care for the engine. I run with hose connection first for 5 minutes with engine off then I run with the engine on and submerged until the water is warm.
  496. vipertom1970

    2 bank charger question

    thank you, I never knew that but if one 6V dies then the other is useless unlike 2-12V.
  497. vipertom1970

    Need to completely derig and rewire a 25 ft cc and good referrals to a marine electrician?

    I just use 10 AWG or 12 AWG for everything except battery cable and call it the day. I learned to do it my self after dealing with flaker installers but Dan with Seabound Marine is the only company I trust.
  498. vipertom1970

    2 bank charger question

    is there a reason to use 2-6v connected in series to produce 12V ? I got 2-12v connected in parallel to run all electronics and 1-12v for starting.
  499. vipertom1970

    New Electronics - Go to person

    I no longer trust mobile electronic installer except Dan with Seabound Marine. One guy took everything apart, left me hanging with miles of frucken wires and never came back so I had to tow my boat down to San Diego to have Dan with Seabound Marine finish the mess. Dan is a Simrad Certified...
  500. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    Billy, do you have to build some kind of bracket for the 12" for the deck ?
  501. vipertom1970

    Another 2320 lol

    Did you do your own electronics ? those guys charge like $80-$120 per hour.
  502. vipertom1970

    Onboard charger location

    With “Add A Battery” switch, your engine charges house battery and starting battery at the same time but automatically separates the two when it senses a voltage drop. This is to ensure your starting is always full to start the engine to get you home.
  503. vipertom1970

    Onboard charger location

    Even with 3 batteries, I was able to fit the Prosport 2 bank charger in the same location. BTW, I highly suggest you add a Blue Seas “Add a battery” switch.
  504. vipertom1970

    Another 2320 lol

    Are going to do 1k thru-Hull transducer later ?
  505. vipertom1970

    Another 2320 lol

    Lol, I rather take your boat with 300hp over my boat anytime and build it from scratch.
  506. vipertom1970

    Another 2320 lol

    I bet your total cost will end up between 74k-78k after all the goodies(electronics, pumps, bait tank, rocket launcher, lights, windlass and anchor)
  507. vipertom1970

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    I love the new 2320 and might be able to swing a new one soon. Soon enough we might be able to have a Parker Regatta in SoCal.
  508. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 build - Bangarang

    how many pieces do you need to do the cabin for Parker 2320 ?
  509. vipertom1970

    For Sale Defiance....Not mine

    chains are what keep your anchor down. I have 50' for my Parker 2320.
  510. vipertom1970

    What transducer do you have on your Parker 2320

    It’s was nice seeing you at FH show also or sometimes at the launch ramp . I am in a planning stage for a new Parker 2320, will two mushroom transducers perform the same as the B275LH-W
  511. vipertom1970

    Battery Advice

    Yep, BlueSeas “Add a battery switch” is a must have.
  512. vipertom1970

    kill bag dimensions

    Billy, recommends 1 size smaller then the biggest.
  513. vipertom1970

    My New Parker build

    is that camera angle or the two screens not line up straight to the dash ?
  514. vipertom1970

    2320 fuel range

    3rd hole down from top ????
  515. vipertom1970

    2320 fuel range

    did you use the Yamaha hub kit ?
  516. vipertom1970

    2320 fuel range

    LOl, you don't screw around. Did he have the right hub kit for your engine ?
  517. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Merc. Rev4 17P...........this prop had been tested by many Parker 2320 owners with F250 engine.
  518. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    WOW to the new 4 blade prop ! finally made the run this weekend from Davies to SCI. I got 2.0-2.3 mpg, 30 mph, 4,500-4,800 RPM, 3 guys loaded with 50# ice, 100 gallon of gas. Note, I did not fill up the 68 gallon bait tank at all.
  519. vipertom1970

    2320 fuel range

    Tested out my 4 blade this weaken from Davies to SCI and the new 4 blade got 2.0-2.3 mpg, 30 mph, 4,300-4,600 RPM, 3 guys loaded with 50# ice. big improvement over the old stock prop, time to raise the engine one hole.
  520. vipertom1970

    My New Parker build

    just curious why you did not do a thru-hull for the total scan transducer ?
  521. vipertom1970

    What transducer do you have on your Parker 2320

    Use a bench saw to make a straight cut or angle cut the same thickness as the transducer. Use the two fairing block pieces to sandwich the boat's hull with 5200
  522. vipertom1970

    What transducer do you have on your Parker 2320

    I love it but still afraid to hit something in the water or trailer. I know the chance of hitting the trailer or something in the water is small but if I had to do it over then I would have done two mushroom type ducers.
  523. vipertom1970

    Squid light recommendations

    I just ordered Hydro Glow yesterday. Is Alumiglo better ?
  524. vipertom1970

    Best setup < $5k - Parker 2320

    if you have the older model Parker dash layout then you can do this. This gives me a better view of the two screens then the new layout. I also lowered the steering wheel and got a smaller diameter one. I highly recommend you install the radio on the over head right corner.
  525. vipertom1970

    My New Parker build

    Nice, I got the same set up excep I have Halo radar and it was also recommended by Sergio.
  526. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 build - Bangarang

    that's good price!!!! did you get it at West Marine ?
  527. vipertom1970

    dorado shootout in 2018

    Get the “Pistola” boat, the two captains are good.
  528. vipertom1970

    Recommended trailer boat for SoCal offshore

    Here goes, cleanest 2007 2320 Parker with the best electronics, lowest hours and a beautiful shiny Hull. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/2007-parker-2320-sl-with-f250.669835/
  529. vipertom1970

    Looking for help picking first boat.

    With a wife and young kids, a Parker 2320 is a perfect boat for 4 people. It’s not a speed queen or the the best ride but you are very well protected from the elements and also has a place to catch a nap.
  530. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Another $2,000 upgrade, New 4 blade prop, washdown pump and two Lumitect Spectrum lights were added with no additional up charge. 201 hrs on the motor
  531. vipertom1970

    Trini 30a Vs. Tranx500

    find a 20A to trade, 30A is too big
  532. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Those numbers were from a trip we fished very close to the rocks and breaking waves so the engine was on for atleast 5 hours idling. I get about 1.9 mpg loaded but have not tested the new 4 blade prop.
  533. vipertom1970

    Helm seat question

    I rather spend $$$ on seaspension and ok seat. Your back will tank you for it.
  534. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    I found a boat at the show I like so it up for sale again. I just added another $2,000 upgrade.(2 Lumitec under water lights and 4 blade prop).
  535. vipertom1970

    The search is over parker 2520

    Good rotary polisher, rubbing compound, polish and wax will bring your boat back to better then original shine. Here is the finish product for my 2007 Parker 2320.
  536. vipertom1970

    underwater lights

    What lights did you end up with ? Never mind, I found it in previous posts.
  537. vipertom1970

    2320 with 300 Yamaha - Real World Fuel Economy?

    that was quick, did you get the new electronic control and who did the installation ?
  538. vipertom1970

    Dropper loop vs 3x for White Seabass

    when is the best time to look for SB ?
  539. vipertom1970

    underwater lights

    it's very bright, I will take pictures soon.
  540. vipertom1970

    NPH skiff fishin

    What do you catch in January ?
  541. vipertom1970

    Grady White Islander 268

    Very clean boat, I think you got 3x of the same pictures.
  542. vipertom1970

    Wanted (Your boat in my driveway in Bay Park, San Diego) Mission Bay

    just like your screen name ! "Old Dirty Bastard" :)
  543. vipertom1970

    Wanted (Your boat in my driveway in Bay Park, San Diego) Mission Bay

    Do you have a guy to wash the boat after each trip and how much ?
  544. vipertom1970

    any one got these deck lights on their Parker 2320 SL

    The plan is to have these around the sides and on the front of the cabin and maybe under the gunnel I am going try it on the sides and front of the cabin first and if they look good then I will put them somewhere under the gunwale. I don't know if I should get 200 or 400 lumens, thinking of...
  545. vipertom1970

    any one got these deck lights on their Parker 2320 SL

    I am planning to get couple of these lights, wondering if anyone has these on their boat and how you like them . They have 200 & 400 lumens.
  546. vipertom1970

    any review for Rigid Industries A-Series ???

    I am planning to get couple of these lights, wondering if anyone has these on their boat and how you like them . They 200 & 400 lumens.
  547. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    I checked last night and saw a negative bus bar in the compartment by the two lights. It's correct to run the negative from each light to this bus bar then run two positives to the Blue Sea switch at the helm that already got a 15 amp breaker build-in ?
  548. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    thanks guys, I just ordered 100 feet of 10ga marine wires for this project.
  549. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    ok, that is my conclusion.... two 12awg to the fuse block.
  550. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    The two lights came with 18ga wires, I have no room in the little battery compartment for a bus bar, money is not an issue and I am getting conflicting info from previous posts regarding wire size. I need info on connection method and wire size. Thank you
  551. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    Can I just crimp two + 18ga wires from the two lights to a 12ga wire using heat shrink connector and shrink tube over the the connector ?
  552. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    but if have two lights so the total draw is 10 amps and from the chart it shows 10 gauge. is this correct ?
  553. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    I will grab the power from the helm station to feed the lights about 20’ away so the it’s not a round trip correct ?
  554. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    I will do that but based on the wiring chart I have to use 10ga wire for 10 amp draw, 22’ run. Is that correct ?
  555. vipertom1970

    Hull chip repair help in OC

    Very easy to fix gel coat for a small area, I did it for the first time in couple areas on my Parker 2320 and you could not tell that I patched it. it’s much easier on the bottom since you don’t have to color match or polish. I got some left and if you want to buy it or else they will charge...
  556. vipertom1970

    Is 16 gauge wire good enough for two Lumitec under water lights

    Just installed two Lumitec Spectrum under water lights on my Parker 2320sl and wondering if 16 gauge wire is too small. 22 foot run and each light draws 5 amps.
  557. vipertom1970

    underwater lights

    Just bought these.
  558. vipertom1970

    Did I score on this Bluewater 21.5 CC ?

    Parker is sitting on a brand new trailer at home getting ready for tuna season. The BW CC is in a slip in Redondo Beach and will be used mostly for inshore fishing and quick run to Catalina.
  559. vipertom1970

    Did I score on this Bluewater 21.5 CC ?

    I inspected my self then bought it right on the spot with out professional surveyor. Crazy fast and dry boat.
  560. vipertom1970

    Did I score on this Bluewater 21.5 CC ?

    Boat is 2006, engine is 2010. It was a used motor with no warranty. Bought the boat in Newport the morning, launched at 1:00 pm drove the boat from Newport Dunes to my slip in Redondo Beach, got an Uber back to Newport to pick up the car. We did an average 45mph from NP to Redondo and this...
  561. vipertom1970

    Did I score on this Bluewater 21.5 CC ?

    $23,000 repowered with F250 with fly by wire engine control 470 hrs.... the hull is super clean, the boat is 2006.
  562. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    For less then $350 the Simrad WR-10 will take care of the the steering.
  563. vipertom1970

    need a good Yamaha dealer near Newport Beach

    Schock Boats is only one mile from where I will be buying the boat. How is this dealer ?
  564. vipertom1970

    need a good Yamaha dealer near Newport Beach

    thank you, will call them today.
  565. vipertom1970

    need a good Yamaha dealer near Newport Beach

    I am buying a boat this week and need a Yamaha dealer to check out the engine, West Coast Marine is my go to dealer but they are way too busy.
  566. vipertom1970

    My Parker 2320 Build

    don't forget to add "Add a battery switch" made by Blue Sea Marine...alternator charges house battery and starting battery at the same time but when voltage drops then it automatically disconnects the two banks to protect starting battery. It’s a nice feature to make sure the starting battery is...
  567. vipertom1970

    Frustrating night hooping

    Your life is a lot precious then $9.99/ pound. I just got 20 pounds today and didn’t even have to fight for it.
  568. vipertom1970

    Boat recommendations

    there is a nice Cabo 226 for sale in San Diego.
  569. vipertom1970

    Frustrating night hooping

    Screw this lobster hooping shit ! Live lobster $8.00 per pound at Asian market is less of a headache and much bigger.
  570. vipertom1970

    Boat recommendations

    Very clean boat Arnold !
  571. vipertom1970

    Boat recommendations

    yep, I absolutely love my Parker 2320 SL.
  572. vipertom1970

    Boat recommendations

    FYI, the only way to launch a boat in Redondo is to pay to hoist it down for you. I paid $40 for my Parker 2320 SL.
  573. vipertom1970

    1995 stratos23ft walk around $15500 obo

    I am also in Corona, are you looking to get another boat ?
  574. vipertom1970

    Freedom boat club ?

    I was going to joint but decided to buy instead and glad I did. What I did not like is the limit on how far you can go. Tuna Vic, where do you live ?
  575. vipertom1970

    WTB Parker 2320

    YOU SCORED!!!!!!!!!!!!! love that trailer.
  576. vipertom1970

    75' Houseboat at Lake Powell $6500. SOLD

    Wow, good deal ! I paid 9K for just 5 day rental for 75 footer at Lake Mead.
  577. vipertom1970

    WTB Parker 2320

    after driving my friend's Parker 2320 with 300hp I vote for 300hp.
  578. vipertom1970

    Tackle Storage on the 2320?

    for my winter project I will build a bench seat/ tackle storage behind the captain chair running from starboard to port side.
  579. vipertom1970

    Parker 2320 prop

    Thanks Frank for recommending this prop and yes, I might need your help to raise the engine.
  580. vipertom1970

    Parker 2320 prop

    I just got the Rev 4-17P installed yesterday and will test it this Sunday. See the real test data from a guy from Classic Parker forum.
  581. vipertom1970

    Transom Saver for 1978 Whaler 13

    These two items are a must for my Parker 2320 when ever I trailer it and they are not exspensive.
  582. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    My parts are here to do a second round of bonus upgrade with no addional cost to the listed price, new 4 blaze prop, Lumitec Spectrum underwater lights.
  583. vipertom1970

    WTB Parker 2320

    200 hp is under power for Parker 2320 loaded. Hex, look into Merc Rev 4 Or Quicksilver and Permatrim to improve MPG for the F250.
  584. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Rev 4 prop, Seadeck, underwater lights, inverter, microwave and build-in tackle box.
  585. vipertom1970

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    last bump before another major upgrade !!!!!
  586. vipertom1970

    WTB Robalo R220 or R222 CC with F250

    Looking for Robalo R220 or R222 with F250, low hrs and painted bottom is ok. Tom