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  1. rtmorandi

    For Sale 150 gal ATL fuel locker (space saver type) - $1,000 obo

    I have a brand new (never used), 150 gallon ATL space saver fuel locker. It has a mat to set the bladder on but I did not purchase the tie down straps - invoice below. Asking $1,000.00 obo and will ship ground within continental US. I also have a brand new, 12V Reverso gasoline specific...
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    Really late Sea of Cortez cruising report

    This “report” is a long time coming, like eight-nine months ago….and since this was more than half year ago, not all of the details will be remember or noted! This is definitely not a fishing report as we only caught a handful of baby sharks but more of a cruising and how to relax log, with a...
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    Truck and trailer parking in San Felipe

    We are towing our rig down to San Felipe on 4/19 and looking for a place to store our truck and trailer for two weeks. Would like to have access to a fresh water hose to spray the trailer off before we head out to sea. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Rob
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    FREE Generator!!

    Located in Huntington Beach (near the Westminster mall), this very, very low hour (less than one hour) is free but you have to come get it by Thursday, 3/14, 8:00 am as we are leaving that morning. This was purchased 10+ years ago during a series of storms when we had in the Bay Area in which...
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    San Juanico via the north road

    We are taking off next Wed for a quick trip to Scorpion Bay. Has anyone taken the middle north road from San Ignacio lately? Thanks!
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    Shrink wrap boat for transport to FL

    Anyone know of reputable companies in SoCal to shrink wrap a boat to transport back to FL? Thanks, Rob
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    8/19 solo run (33.03 x 117.44)

    Ran to near the numbers from Sunday (15 miles west of Encinitas) for 9 YFT from 20-30 with a teenager thrown in due to being gut hooked. All fish on live sardines, 50# flouro, water temp 73, found the birds again. Flat, calm today and back to the dock by 12:30.
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    8/16 Encinitas YFT

    Launched out of Dana Point with a buddy, David Kmentz, grabbed some bait and ran off the beach about 20-ish miles on a 170 heading. Navigated through a little morning fog and after cruising by a couple of spots of boats, decided to head a little more southwest. Saw a tern, which as we got...
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    Apple Mac book pro 13

    Purchased in April 2015, tried it for a few hours and now decided to go back to the PC. Used no more than 10 hours, cover on since day one and the computer is in excellent shape. Have original box, power cord and USB cord. The Apple part # is MF840LL/A and the serial # is C02P98VTFVH5...
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    Bandon Dunes golf

    A group of us are heading to BD for three days of golf 4/30-5/3 and wondering if there are any "must do's" while we are there. Besides 6 rounds of golf and renting a house, there is nothing else much set. Probably going with caddies for all rounds, planning on hitting the practice/putting...
  11. rtmorandi

    Orlando area general contractor

    I am looking for a GC in the Orlando area to work on a home I own, Anyone in FL have any references? The home is in College Park, is 100% gutted and ready to start. Thanks, Rob
  12. rtmorandi

    Tuesday, 7/15/14

    Left Oceanside solo and headed towards the 267 after getting a scoop of mackerel. About 20 miles into the trip, found the terns who gave away a paddy. All but the dorado and a couple YT were taken from this paddy 33.16 x 117.42. A couple boats came in and that was it. Headed toward the 209...
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    Furuno NavPilot 500 autopilot veers to port....

    Threw the boat in for a shakedown cruise this weekend and when the autopilot is engaged, it wants to veer towards port until the alarm goes off. This has never happened before and I have ran all of the diagnostic tests I can think of and they all pass. Any thoughts? Thanks, Rob
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    Bennett hydraulic trim tabs power unit

    Brand new Bennett hydraulic pump unit (part #V351HPU1). Why I have this, I have no clue since I have had Lenco trim tabs since day one. Nevertheless, the pump has never been installed and the only defect is a chipped area on the plastic cover. I have the pump, the cover and one screw which is...
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    2003 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison combo

    Selling a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 4x4, Duramax 6.6 and Allison transmission, with 172k highway miles. Truck is an LS model with 6 1/2 foot bed, has a Leer shell, cloth interior, fair condition (meaning some scratches not huge gouges), heavy duty tow package, dual batteries, heavy duty...
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    trruck and trailer weight scales - South OC or coastal SD

    Anyone know of a public truck scale so I can figure out how much my boat and trailer actually weighs without all of the crap in it? Thanks
  17. rtmorandi

    Dog sitting in San Clemente

    Anyone have a good reference for a dog sitter in San Clemente? I have two beagles who are pretty fantastic 90% of the time, the other 10% will test your patience! Either looking for someone to stay at my place or gracious enough to have them sleep over when I head offshore for 18-24 hour...
  18. rtmorandi

    Enrolled Agent or tax guru

    I am looking for some tax consultation. Anyone on BD an EA or CPA with tax experience with rental property sales? Probably need an hour and expect to pay for taking their time.
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    I just became a fan of the hurdles....

    God bless Australia!
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    Coleman generator

    Powermate 8000 / 10,000 Watt 426cc 15 HP Kohler PS-44550 Gas Powered Portable Generator With Electric Start Brand new. Never been started, used, filled with oil or gas, etc. Have owners manual, key, cover, oil, etc. Paid $1,350, asking $1,000. May be able to deliver if semi-reasonable. Rob...
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    Cruciate ligament in dog

    Does anyone on BD have a dog who has torn or ruptured a rear cruciate ligament that required TPLO or tightrope surgery? I have a beagle who has ruptured his and the vet said surgery is the only thing that will fix him. It is a pretty invasive surgery and getting this dog to relax for 2-3 weeks...
  22. rtmorandi

    Montana - Galatin/Bozeman area

    I will be in the Bozeman/Big Sky area in August for a wedding and wanted to squeeze in a little fishing. Anyone have any recommendations? Also planning on dragging the dirt bike up for some riding. Any information on that front would be welcome too. Thanks.
  23. rtmorandi

    GPS for dirtbiking in desert

    Can anyone recommend a good GPS unit to mount on dirtbike handlebars? I'm using a Garmin 450T but looking for something with a little larger screen. Thanks.
  24. rtmorandi

    Chevy 2500 HD needs new front hubs

    I am looking for someone to install new wheel hubs (left and right) on a 2003 Chevy 2500 HD. I am happy to drive to you and pay a fair hourly (or total job) wage if it is fair. I am having the parts shipped this week, looking to get it done by middle of next week at the latest. Thanks, Rob...
  25. rtmorandi

    Wounded warriors tourney - need deckhand

    I am voluntering on Saturday for this tournament and I am looking for a deckhand. I know nothing about catching a bass in the bay, so as long as you have just a little bit more knowledge than me, that would be great. I have all of the costs covered (fuel, bait, food, beverages, etc), just...
  26. rtmorandi

    1010-ish BFT

    Around 1:30 am today, I decided to take the day off today and fish. As with many of my other fishing trips, nothing was planned or packed but off I went. After swinging by 7-11 for some coffee and a suprisingly good sandwich I had for lunch, I launched the sled and grabbed two scoops of...
  27. rtmorandi

    Did anyone take VT against Boise.....

    If the first 5 minutes are a prelude to the next 55, huh-oh......
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    Shout out to Ray (Aquahunter) and Joel @ Leatherback canvas

    Since the weather and fishing has been so-so, I decided to spend time on learning some more mechanical things I can do with these money-sucking outboards! With 1,014 hours, I enlisted Ray (Aquahunter on BD) to help "guide" me on the things I knew nothing about. Having two engines allowed Ray...
  29. rtmorandi

    Monday (7/20) solo Albacore run

    Ran down early Monday morning to 30.50 x 116.50 area to look for some albacore. Trollers in by 7:00, nothing until 11:00 when a single jig strike happened. Within the next hour, two doubles, for a total of 5 fish for myself. Picked up the lines, ran to the Coral for gas and siesta and then back...
  30. rtmorandi

    Iphone OS downgrade from 4.0 to 3.1.3

    I inadvertently upgraded to 4.0 from 3.1.3 and I want to 'downgrade' back - the reason being, my phone does not work as an Ipod in the car (USB cord to Kenwood system). I have looked on the web for various methods but I am a little computer illiterate when it comes to this stuff and looking for...
  31. rtmorandi

    Yamaha 704 dual binnacle

    Does anyone have a new or used Yamaha 704 dual binnacle laying around that they want to either give or sell to me? I shattered an internal piece on the port side and need to replace. Thanks, Rob 415-328-4130
  32. rtmorandi

    Golf lessons - South/Central OC or NSD

    I am looking for a recommendation for a golf instructor. I would prefer someone in South OC but I am willing to travel as far south as Carlsbad or north to Irvine. Thanks, Rob
  33. rtmorandi

    SD south to CSL via center console...

    I (and friend) are in the early stages of planning a circumnavigation of the Baja peninsula in my 26' center console this year - dependent on weather/hurricane season of course. My initial plan is to launch the boat in SD and drive truck/trailer to San Felipe; drive back to SD and head south in...
  34. rtmorandi

    Gas stations in SD for 30' trailer

    I am moving my boat down to San Diego and would like to know if there are any easy gas stations to enter/exit with a 30' trailer and pick-up? I am near the 5 / 8 interchange, just south of Mission Bay, so anything within 10 miles would be great. I can't afford $5.99/gallon gas on the...
  35. rtmorandi

    mex limits of YFT and 5 rat yellowtails

    Took my boss and his boss out for a little R&R before we start our annual budget process and had a fun half-day on Thursday. Phil fished with me once before and Steve (Phil's boss) is from Minnesota and has only caught bass to 5-6 pounds - that is their extent of saltwater fishing. Left Shelter...
  36. rtmorandi

    Thursday 9/10 - need one or two

    First time seeking boat ho's since regulars are booked. Heading out of Shelter Island at 4:30 on Thursday morning. Most likely head towards the Hidden Bank area, hopefully we do not have to got that far considering the reports from Monday. The boat is a 26' center console (9'6" beam and 9k...
  37. rtmorandi

    Free ice.....

    Driving back from Mission Bay this afternoon, I stopped by the Chevron station off Highway 76 in Oceanside (Hwy 76 exit and go east about 1.5 miles, Chevron is on the right side) to get gas for the boat and truck, I learned something.....I bought a soda and asked for 4 bags of ice and the lady...
  38. rtmorandi

    Early Mex limits of YFT

    Ran out of MB and trolled down the 9 mile bank to and around the 371. Picked up 5 YFT on the troll at/around 32.18 x 117.30. I was trolling the same jig (green pro dolphin) on all rods. Had two doubles and a single. Nothing on bait. Back to the launch ramp at 1:00 pm. Water was pretty nice -...
  39. rtmorandi

    Albacore, YFT and Dorado - 1010/1067

    Got back late Monday night from two days of fishing in Mexico. Left SI and headed southwest towards the 1010 and 1067. Bagged 13 Albacore (excellent grade to 35#'s), 8 YFT (one big fish 40#, mostly 10 - 15#'s) and 5 dorado (to 18#'s). Half of the Albacore and YFT were jig strikes (zuchini...
  40. rtmorandi

    Squid at Catalina?

    Does anyone know if there are any squid boats selling squid for bait? Thanks, Rob
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    USMC YT pictures

    Not much of a picture taking day, but we did manage a few once we got to the dock. Plus I snuck a few in while the guys were napping.....I have been sea sick once in my lifetime and it totally sucked....but I had to take a picture of Tom "catching flies!" Next time, i will bring the bean bag...
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    295 USMC YT's

    Ran down towards the 1010 / 220 area with a couple of marines for the Wounded Warrior's day and found no love trolling. Decided to hit some paddy's and the first one we saw was about the size of grabage can lid but we managed to pull three rats off - 8 - 10 pounds - first saltwater fish for...
  43. rtmorandi

    Quick trip for 3 YFT

    Woke up this morning after a restful night of sleep and decided to go fishing. This time, I grabbed everything that I forgot last time and left DP at 7:30 after grabbing an incredible burrito from Proud Mary's. Ran out to just northeast of the butterfly (where the sport boats were having a...
  44. rtmorandi

    Spreader lights, VHF, fresh water pump

    I am in need of someone to assist me (me looking over shoulder, asking elementary questions) with troubleshooting a couple of electrical issues on my boat. This just recently surfaced so I am at a loss as to why this is happening. A couple of things (1) when keying the VHF, it works...
  45. rtmorandi

    Solo YT and dorado trip

    Decided around 1:00 am to go fishing today, left DP solo this morning well before sunise and headed west. I really had no plan, as evidenced by me forgetting rods, tackle, money, etc. Luckily, I had some 15+ year old spinning rods left in the gunwale rod holder and I scrounged some tackle from a...
  46. rtmorandi

    1/2 or 3/4 truck needed to launch boat

    My Chevy 2500 decided to take a dumper yesterday and it is sitting at the dealership, waiting for a new instrument panel/cluster. Is there anyone near Dana Point that would be willing to launch my boat for me today, say around noon-ish? The boat is about 8,000 #'s right now so any F-250 or...
  47. rtmorandi

    Chevy 2500 mechanic

    I am in need of a mechanic to replace my rear brake pads (and probably calipers - rusted out) on my truck. I am in San Clemente, work in Irvine but ok with driving to them. Thanks, Rob 415-328-4130
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    No love at the 43 / 181

    Decided to run the boat out of DP today since I had to work in the early am. Left DP and ran on a 180 for about 50 miles. Wanted to check out that break b/w SCI and the 43. Found 70.5 - 71.9, never found anything in the high 60's. Trolled around the 43 and towards SCI for a couple of hours...
  49. rtmorandi

    Pictures from BDYS - Team McLovin'

    Pictures from Saturday's tournament. Great time had on both days. Looking forward to next year.
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    SCI yellows - BDYO

    A group of us - myself, Chuck Kemnitz (San Clemente native) and my good friends Tyler and Jim - fished San Clemente island this morning for 7 yellowtails from 24 - 34 pounds (6 were from 24 - 28 and 1 was 34). Steady picking from 5:45-ish to 7:30 am. First yellowtail for Tyler and Jim and it...