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  1. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

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

    Longfins yet?

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

    Longfins yet?

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

    40" Guide Posts for 21' boat too small?

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

    Poor Man's 175HW for open water searching?

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    It all makes sense now! I have heard similar stories from nurses in Oregon.fucking scam.
  7. Tesoro

    T Top Windshield

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    one of my close friends worked for diplomatic protection service aka blackwater back in the day. his team did all the close protection on politicians visiting kabul. he said the absolute dirtiest smelly one was hillary! the biggest condescending prick of all was john kerry. when kerry left...
  9. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    When/if biden's VP takes over to be President in due course, I wonder where these kind of jackasses are going to run and hide once reality sets in? oh and does anyone actually think that the taliban, of all people, needed extra motivation to want to kill us troops on their soil?
  10. Tesoro

    Boat transport lead

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

    Suzuki df350

    good luck on your adventure
  12. Tesoro

    Suzuki df350

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

    Longfins yet?

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

    Suzuki df350

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

    Suzuki df350

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

    Suzuki df350

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

    Suzuki df350

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

    Suzuki df350

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

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

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

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

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

    Solo boating/fishing

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

    Solo boating/fishing

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

    Whaler question (Time sensitive)!!

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

    New to me Simrad radar

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

    Black Mouths Matter

    new fish coming in
  26. Tesoro

    How do you paint an aluminum boat?

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    it is actually a statistical possibility
  28. Tesoro

    Defiance 220 Admiral EX Veteran Owners advice request

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    WELL FOLKS, SORRY TO REPORT IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME - I GOT INFECTED WITH THE DREADED CORONA VIRUS!! NOW I HAVE TO LOCK MY LAPTOP IN THE GUEST ROOM FOR 2 WEEKS.. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU GOT IT ? TEST: GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN ANY RANDOM 3 NUMBERS AND THEN TYPE NEW CASES BEHIND IT. AND THEN SEE WHAT...
  30. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    WE NEED A PUKE EMOTICON OR WHATEVER THEY ARE CALLED.,
  31. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    2020 Sports Illustrated rookie bikin winner....PROBLEM is this is a DUDE who had his dick cut off in Brazil. ( for real) SO I got to wondering why SI would ever put a freak in their swimsuit edition. And then it dawned on me...Soccer is getting a stronghold in the usa with parents who want their...
  32. Tesoro

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

    another armageddon motor!
  33. Tesoro

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

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

    Mercury 2 stroke outboard questions

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

    Hydraulic steering suggestions

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    My firearms. The police left and didnt hold ground.
  37. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    nice! our fish split.
  38. Tesoro

    What to buy? Gas vs. Diesel

    one more...outboard outboard japanese japanese
  39. Tesoro

    What’s my boat worth?

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

    Anyone missing a boat??

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

    WTB Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

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

    Go9 b175h help

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

    WTB Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

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

    WTB Arima 17' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

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

    Yamaha vs Mercury

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

    Black Mouths Matter

    Wife got a nice one today
  47. Tesoro

    Yamaha vs Mercury

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

    Yamaha vs Mercury

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

    2 stoke question

    The big question is WHY?!
  50. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    fix the spelling!
  51. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

    chovie
  52. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    NOT Stubbs! thats good stuff
  53. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    All I remember about jimmy carter was billy beer.
  54. Tesoro

    For Sale Boston Whaler 1992 27 Foot Walkaround

    I could spend the rest of my life getting that in shape!
  55. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    I certain parts of the country some african americans would call him 'ni**a scared'
  56. Tesoro

    SOLD Yamaha 2010 MFD gauges

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

    Evo 3 Water Temp question...

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    Somalian immigrants..
  59. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    I am watching the cbs news right now about new covid outbreak thats gonna kill 1000's and hospital beds getting overloaded with 30 year olds..they interviewed one snowflake in hospital bed and he said he had a fever of 103 and body aches..fuck me...HOSPITAL!! young crowd a bunch of pussies...
  60. Tesoro

    Buying a boat in Florida

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

    BRP discontinued G2 outboards.

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

    Braided or Mono

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

    Black Mouths Matter

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    I always wondered...Obama was EXACTLY half white half black african. But he considered himself to be 'black' instead of an oreo.
  65. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    TRUMP SUPPORTER GOES TO BIDEN RALLY TO HECKLE
  66. Tesoro

    Black Mouths Matter

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

    Best 15 foot ocean fishing boats ?????

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    time for a repost:
  69. Tesoro

    Tohatsu motor ?

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

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    one from Oregon for you so cal boys https://youtu.be/iQHrLGlGeK4
  71. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    AND THUS A NEW FASHION TREND EMERGED IN THE AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY.
  72. Tesoro

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    and they banned gone with the wind..
  73. Tesoro

    Braided or Mono

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

    SOLD 2 AVET 2 SPEED MXL 6/4'S

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

    F150 owners

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

    Going From Trailer To Slip

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

    F150 owners

    Done did that!
  78. Tesoro

    Trailer safety chain

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

    SOLD AVET MXL 6/4 2 speed Blue

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

    SOLD AVET MXL 6/4-MC magenta

    Im in so oregon
  81. Tesoro

    SOLD AVET MXL 6/4-MC magenta

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

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

    The non salty ones
  83. Tesoro

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

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

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

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

    F150 owners

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

    F150 owners

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

    F150 owners

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

    Evinrude E-tecs are no longer made

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

    ETEC 300

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

    ETEC 300

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

    SOLD 2006 twin Vee Catamaran Pilothouse

    I love nice wiring like that!
  92. Tesoro

    For Sale Tuna rods G Loomis

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

    Yamaha F80 Water In Oil (Mystery)

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

    Question on Wave height and Period vs comfort.

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

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

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

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

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

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

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

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

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

    Waterproof Hand Held Radio Suggestions

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

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

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

    Electrolysis or a bad paint job?

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

    For Sale F150 Harmonic balancer

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

    For Sale F150 Harmonic balancer

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

    DELQUAY 13

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

    Livingston Transom Strength

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

    Need an outboard motor for Montauk 17...

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

    Need an outboard motor for Montauk 17...

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

    Opinions on stabicraft aluminum boats

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

    Engine Help

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

    Autopilot Recommendations??

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

    For Sale 24 Osprey diesel big cabin

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

    Dolphin type fin on outboards-any good?

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

    Simrad NSS12 EVO3 - Shutting Down

    grounding....
  114. Tesoro

    Autopilot Recommendations??

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

    What are the capabilities of this boat?

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

    What are the capabilities of this boat?

    insure it and set on fire.
  117. Tesoro

    Cabrillo beach launch ramp Closed

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

    Crossing US/Mex border by water

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

    I want to add a 2nd gas tank

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

    Advice on an outboard motor

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

    Sharing a deal on a 21ft Arima

    Details in the classified section
  122. Tesoro

    For Sale 21 Arima for sale

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

    ETEC 300

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

    ETEC 300

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

    ETEC 300

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

    ETEC 300

    Good to know. Thx!
  127. Tesoro

    ETEC 300

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

    Cleat install without through bolt

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

    ETEC 300

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

    Whaler outboard help

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

    Whaler outboard help

    Keep shopping!
  132. Tesoro

    Whaler outboard help

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

    Whaler outboard help

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

    Whaler outboard help

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

    Whats this little Grady worth in So Cal? Ballpark?

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

    Whats this little Grady worth in So Cal? Ballpark?

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

    For Sale Boat was stolen and found stripped

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

    For Sale Here's one for you So. Cal boys

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

    For Sale 27" Offshore Boston Whaler $50,000.00

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

    Navionics Platinum+ Worth it?

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

    What Transducer for 17' boat

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

    SOLD Airmar p66 w/paddle wheel

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

    Possible help need to raise motor 1 hole???

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

    2004 Yamaha 90HP 2 Stroke Motor FS/FT

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

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

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

    BD show me your SkipJack boat thread

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

    aluminum pilothouse offshore boats

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

    aluminum pilothouse offshore boats

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

    Inflatable PFD Question

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

    Anchor line.

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

    Instrument Switch Recommendations

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

    Boston Whaler Montauk Re-Power

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

    Radio/Antenna, Handheld Radio and Radar

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

    Purchasing a Boat in the PNW 24’+

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

    Navionics Card For NSS9 Evo3

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

    Autopilot choice recommendation

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

    Navionics Card For NSS9 Evo3

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

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

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

    Simrad tech support?

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

    Have a safe fishing trip on the Pacific

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

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

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

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

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

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

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

    For Sale Standard Horizon HX870 $125

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

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

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

    Boulton Paint Repair

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

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

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

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

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

    Why I picked the Ace Brutus Line Hauler for Hooping Lobster

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

    Thunder jet people

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

    Thunder jet people

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

    Thunder jet people

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

    Thunder jet people

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

    WTB Used F150

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

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

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

    WTB Used F150

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

    WTB Used F150

    Let me know what ya got
  178. Tesoro

    2510 parker dv diesel vs. true world marine 242 diesel

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

    Best Way to Remove Boat ID #s

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

    Best way to fix my dash

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

    Inflatable PFD's

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

    Fuel water separator suggestions wanted

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

    Fuel water separator suggestions wanted

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

    dispose of water gas mix

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

    Yikes Termites on my Skippy!

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

    Boaters rocked by effect of ethanol-laced fuel

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

    what's the minimum requirement for going offshore?

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

    My Keeper

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

    1987 Wellcraft V20

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

    My Keeper

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

    WTB Boat Trader 2019 or What

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

    Shipping a boat recommendation.

    Thats the one
  193. Tesoro

    Yamaha F150 4 Stroke peeing cold

    too late!
  194. Tesoro

    Shipping a boat recommendation.

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

    Yamaha F150 4 Stroke peeing cold

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

    For Sale 16' Arima sea hunter

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

    For Sale 16' Arima sea hunter

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

    Custom built suspension seat?

    Can you expand on this ?
  199. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

    Ok thx will contact u
  200. Tesoro

    Custom built suspension seat?

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

    Custom built suspension seat?

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

    Custom built suspension seat?

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

    For Sale C Dory with Yamaha Four Stroke

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

    FREE Boat Buying Scam

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

    For Sale C Dory with Yamaha Four Stroke

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

    Image stab bino question

    Thats kinda what I figured but thanks.
  207. Tesoro

    Image stab bino question

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

    Image stab bino question

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

    5 blade?

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

    5 blade?

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

    For Sale Custom built 22' Cuddy Cabin Diesel Outdrive $15k

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    WTB Arima 19 or 21

    Thanks but its a little one.
  215. Tesoro

    WTB Arima 19 or 21

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    SOLD 2012 Parker 2120 4 stroke yahama 150, trailer, and extras included

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    Folding tongue
  225. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

    One for each foot?
  229. Tesoro

    Biggest littlest most seaworthy CC

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

    WTB Grady 228G

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

    WTB Grady 228G

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

    WTB Grady 228G

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

    WTB Good boat broker?

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    WTB 17’-18’ Whaler Montauk

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

    For Sale BostonWhaler 25’ CCC

    Interested. pm'ed ya
  241. Tesoro

    SOLD Shamrock 20

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

    1968 Bertram 20 HT with an outboard bracket.

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

    1968 Bertram 20 HT with an outboard bracket.

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

    For Sale North River Seahawk 21ft 2007

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

    For Sale North River Seahawk 21ft 2007

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

    17' BW montauk re power

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