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  1. TonyG

    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    7000 threads on this. Buy quality or gamble in less. Nobody is convinced on these conversations except some like me when @Reel Hooker steered me right to talk to Thom and get a minipak.
  2. TonyG

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    ah - I see that was not in the thread. I thought those details were in the thread. I looked at my receipt, it was flexdel armor black. mine is a trailer queen most all the time which may have influenced the choice. I do not recall.
  3. TonyG

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Got it. Just saying, Jeff's boat was done just prior to mine and I 100% copied what he had done to his boat. So the thread I posted is also a description of what's on his boat.
  4. TonyG

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Step by step process in this thread. He did the same to mine as Jeff's https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/my-boats-bottom-is-getting-the-spa-treatment.650724/#post-4295456
  5. TonyG

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    what sort of bottom painting does that boat have?
  6. TonyG

    Coldwater for sale.

    Foam?
  7. TonyG

    Neah Bay Coho

    You are a better fisherman than me. I never seem to be able to connect with shakers. Ever. Nor birds.
  8. TonyG

    Etiquette of selling a boat

    Horseshit "etiquette" is what it is. Means nothing. Like an idiot, I accepted that on my last boat sale when I had others wanting to buy the boat. Stupid. The guy walked. I sold the boat for more and included less with it.
  9. TonyG

    Found crab pot protocol

    We have found a few this year. Fortunately they have had cell numbers. We pull them and take them to the nearest shallows and drop them in 20'. I text them the details and a picture of my chart with the cords. People don't weight their pots for shit it seems.
  10. TonyG

    Cannon Service

    And they do great work. Also warranty work.
  11. TonyG

    South Sound Reel Repair

    Eric did a great job on 7 of my reels a couple weeks ago. Send them to him. Reels are now silky and smooth again. https://rougarourods.com/
  12. TonyG

    Etec’s toast....

    Not for nothing but the etec 200 is heavier than the yamaha 200. https://www.evinrude.com/content/dam/evinrude/United-States/Documents/Spec%20Sheets/Evinrude_Specs_200HP_G2_020317.pdf https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/home/outboards/350-150-hp/in-line-4#specs-compare
  13. TonyG

    29 Almar Walk-Around Rebuild

    Great looking boat. Trivial tip probably because it is likely already done, but get a P70R on the aft helm.
  14. TonyG

    Gov. Inslee Back-Pedals on Contract Tracing

    Love talking heads. You are very dumb.
  15. TonyG

    Gov. Inslee Back-Pedals on Contract Tracing

    We need more leaders that acknowledge errors and correct them - not double down and trumpet them as "science".
  16. TonyG

    Rotating seat and 20x20x12" lockable seat box. Perfect, used only briefly

    I have a 20"x20"x12" tall lockable seat box with a rotating captain's chair for sale. All mint & clean. I pulled it out of my previous boat and replaced it with a suspension seat. This is out of an alumaweld intruder. This seat is from bentley. Box is lockable as seen in pictures. In...
  17. TonyG

    Raymarine Element 9 RV

    THe unit sold quickly. I know that it can interface with autopilots, radar units, sonar untis etc but I am not sure it can connect with other Axioms. It runs a different version of the "Lighthouse" software called "Lighthouse Sport".
  18. TonyG

    Raymarine Element 9 RV

    SOLD
  19. TonyG

    Bostrom suspension units.

    SOLD
  20. TonyG

    Offshore bracket corrosion prep

    damn - time to replace that anode! and by anode i mean the OS bracket. how about the rest of boat?
  21. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    especially the first few miles after the bar - crab pot spotting! but hell, I've got time, why not put in a second one. Wonder if anyone wants my old bostrom units. They'd be an upgrade for some folks I bet?
  22. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Installing one on passenger side now.
  23. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Got it. If it is good I will repeat on passenger side.
  24. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Say something real if you have experience with this setup.
  25. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Tired of the factory bostrom suspension unit. Upgraded to Shockwave S5.
  26. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    I'll just say I dont need an extension and leave it at that! The wheel shaft and the wheel collar that fits over it were perfect smooth. I put a.liberal coat.of anti-sieze on it before reassembling.
  27. TonyG

    BGE, Kamado, or Costco knockoff?

    Look at Primo. It is oval shaped and much more flexible in cooking styles than BGE
  28. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    I have several extensions. But for some reason I got infatuated with getting that fucking wheel off. Finally with a combination of a couple wheel pullers, some heat, lots of PB Blaster snake oil and a lot of time, I got it to pop. Very satisfying.
  29. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Small project for me. Added a tachometer for the 25HT kicker and strung the cable to get the tilt sensor information as well. Nice for trolling speed adjustment - even with the remote throttle I installed. Worst part was pulling the steering wheel to make room to drill the hole!
  30. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    My 25 High thrust kicker throttle cable is super sticky - the path to replacing it is pretty clear on my boat. Wondering why you replaced your kicker cables? Stopped working or just sticky?
  31. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    If you need any spare bits, cables etc. Please give me a shout before buying. I'll send them to you. I have an extension cable for the 275 as well if needed - but you won't need it.
  32. TonyG

    Hello, I have 7 Daiwa reels that need maintenance. [email protected] Lexa-LC: 400HL [email protected] Lexa-LC: 400PWRL-P [email protected]

    Hello, I have 7 Daiwa reels that need maintenance. [email protected] Lexa-LC: 400HL [email protected] Lexa-LC: 400PWRL-P [email protected] Lexa-CC: 400HL [email protected] Torium: 16HG-L Do you do maintenance on these and if so, what is your current schedule like? Approx how much will it cost? If you would, please email [email protected] Cheers...
  33. TonyG

    lamiglas customer service is awesome!

    Glad to hear this feedback. My previous experience with Lamiglas customer service was pretty terrible. But that was at least 15 yrs ago. I will say I had some very good experience with them in early 90s.
  34. TonyG

    Sunday Funday

    nice rundown. having a kick ass vacuum sealer probably doesn't hurt either.
  35. TonyG

    Best Braid for Tuna

    I now run blue Power pro super slick on all my rods for all types of fishing. Generally 65# on my saltwater stuff. 35# on my river rods. Seaguar fluoro top shots. When I get electric reels, I'll bump up to 80# super slick. The stuff lasts well and is my favorite of all the brands I have...
  36. TonyG

    Seaborg or Tanacom

    Do you zip tie the cords to the reel seat or rod? Or is failure at the other end
  37. TonyG

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    Indeed. But we are fortunate to have a bunch of folks on this board with a hunch. Without some proactive selflessness, this is going to get far worse than the trajectory we are already on.
  38. TonyG

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Depends - send me the cords of exactly where and I will let you know.
  39. TonyG

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Irony - cause I think Nature got a big boost.
  40. TonyG

    Why You Test Bilge Pumps

    Agree - i had one installed before I took delivery of my boat. Worth testing it every now and then too
  41. TonyG

    Why You Test Bilge Pumps

    Every few trips I flood the bilge til the pump turns on and pumps. Then pull the plug to drain the last bits. Tests the pump/switch, cleans anything from the bilge. I would not do either if moored up...LOL But it's a trailer queen!
  42. TonyG

    Crab pots -

    Pots gone. Nice to meet you @Fireball
  43. TonyG

    Crab pots -

    Damn generous Jeff thank you for the offer. I have them in the back of my truck for Bud to grab tomorrow.
  44. TonyG

    Crab pots -

    replied. they are yours till you get to see them. if you decide they work for you they are yours. if not, I'll put them back up for someone else.
  45. TonyG

    Crab pots -

    1/2 way between woodinville and monroe up echo lake road.
  46. TonyG

    Crab pots -

    I have 2 crab pots. Heavy ones with stainless mesh. Looking to get rid of them. No need for weighting. Barely used. As seen. Make an offer.
  47. TonyG

    Honda BF250D’s for sale

    That is cheap AF!
  48. TonyG

    Raymarine gear for sale

    I wish that open array was practical for my baby boat and my garage. The resolution you get with that things is a hell of a lot better than my largest closed-array HD Color... GLWS. Fishy shit right there. Gotta ask- does it come with CORDS!?
  49. TonyG

    06 Yamaha F115 Trim/Tilt issue

    Nice repair but it looks like those things burned oil after the new rigging.
  50. TonyG

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    mine's minty too and looks like when i got it new - but she's a trailer queen that lives in a garage. only moored up a total of a couple weeks a year. Oh, and @JayG :finger:
  51. TonyG

    BC saltwater (MA121) license dealer?

    I like that shop too.
  52. TonyG

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    I'm going to need pictures to be able to agree with that statement. The pictures in my head strongly favor the coed mentioned.
  53. TonyG

    Joining the 30' plus club (New NR 3100SXL build)

    Get it painted to the chine and bottom painted up to paint.
  54. TonyG

    Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar or Garmin GMR18 HD +

    The "furuno wireless" is strictly wireless? The raymarine quantum has wireless (I think it's the only raymarine one with wireless) but it also has a wired port. Plastic boat or tin, I'd never do wireless to my radar. When I need that thing, I need that thing period. No compromise or...
  55. TonyG

    New Premier Charter

    love that boat. anyone got a ballpark on the cost of that darling?
  56. TonyG

    Fish death

    Just saying that maybe they should have compared that method to the bonk, cut gills, bleed in bucket (properly bleed). when I cut my white meat, blood is gone. maybe there is more trauma in this method and maybe that matters. bonk, cut, bleed, ice is our method for all fish.
  57. TonyG

    Fish death

    Neither method seemed properly bled out in my opinion.
  58. TonyG

    Who is the Raymarine go to?

    Yup, finally a decade ago on this part.
  59. TonyG

    Anybody running Gibbs breakaway flashers?

    But a north river prick. Whole new level.
  60. TonyG

    Anybody running Gibbs breakaway flashers?

    I don't like the feeling when a regular flasher breaks free of the water at the surface and it makes the fish feel gone. Breakaways are sweet. Got a stash of QCoves.
  61. TonyG

    Wurd

    That tuna is in bad shape. Would be an incredible looking salmon though.
  62. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    Very cool! Shitload of work & it should be a very cool boat. I've already placed a unit on board that sends me CORDS. (you'll never find it).
  63. TonyG

    Cannon Optimum Downriggers

    Yup. I used that for a while but sometimes the wire would end up on the wrong side. I like the additional ring and eyebolt. Foolproof Either that or just remove the hook from the factory boom ring and.replace with stainless eye bolt. I never hang my balls on tje hook anyway
  64. TonyG

    15 HP Kicker, 1.25 hrs. Still under warranty

    Possibly, but that second boat should be sized to do the things you want to do. Tuna, westport, illwaco, san juans. You are going to die dude with that little boat doing what you do. Consider yourself lucky.
  65. TonyG

    Cannon Optimum Downriggers

    i have cannons and like them a lot. when I got them, I really hated them. 1) swap the shitty cannon power connector for marinco ASAP. I suffered with the shitty cannon power connectors for a long time. Swapped to the marinco and have had zero issues. 2) you need something to guide the...
  66. TonyG

    Taps for the 'Ol Merc

    You are going to love quiet clean power. Nice refresh on that really cool boat.
  67. TonyG

    What? I can totally tow that!

    I see jokers pulling substantial boats and trailers with half ton trucks and I think is about as stupid as OP picture
  68. TonyG

    Munson Sportfish, walk around 55', lower and upper helm QUAD Yamaha 425s

    Yeah, if that was true of diesel (2x gas), our diesel truck would get on toward double the mileage of gas equivalents. Instead, we get around 15% better day in and day out than the same truck as a gasser. The efficiency of a diesel boat has more to do with other factors (and in addition to...
  69. TonyG

    Munson Sportfish, walk around 55', lower and upper helm QUAD Yamaha 425s

    The difference between diesel and gasoline is 15%. Not double. E.g. https://www.acea.be/news/article/differences-between-diesel-and-petrol
  70. TonyG

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Going to give it a try this year.
  71. TonyG

    It was a great day, turned bad

    I'd like to put the screws to that prize!!!
  72. TonyG

    It was a great day, turned bad

    About facts, nobody gets an opinion. Something sadly lost nowadays. These dudes won. Should be paid.
  73. TonyG

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Nailed it!
  74. TonyG

    I got some grinding to do

    Super informative.
  75. TonyG

    I got some grinding to do

    Thin layer for sound deadening yes, - not thick compartments filled as pictured in OP.
  76. TonyG

    I got some grinding to do

    I wonder when they stopped foaming the NR SH OS boats. Mine has no foam under the decks it is a 2014 model.
  77. TonyG

    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    Also look at the mechanical and electrical rigging. Some mfgs do it right. Cheaper ones definitely do not.
  78. TonyG

    Almar takes its first salt bath... in gale

    Nice work. Shiny! I have a hard time explaining to some how a heater in the cabin is really to extend the enjoyable day of cold banquets. But they also don't get a repeat invite...
  79. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Looks same exact cabin config. I store rods on the floor back there in that space. Ditto starboard. I guess I could mount it on the wallas heater bracket on starboard side and maybe still be able to slide rods in there.
  80. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Where exactly did you mount the subwoofer in your boat?
  81. TonyG

    Trailer brakes?

    Everything that is of higher quality and costs more is a scam to you. I'd stay with the cheap ones if I were you. 7 years is a miracle (unless you are a lake fisherman). Happy with my kodiak SS upgrades as are many folks. I hope to get 4 or so trouble free yrs.
  82. TonyG

    Transducer

    Through hull is certainly better. I maintain lock as fast as my rig runs - around 40kts (except over very steep drops and when I hit the continental shelf). But resolution is degraded for sure at speed.
  83. TonyG

    Transducer

    I rarely try low freq too. However, this summer out at.swiftsure bank I was seeing fish in the bait.down deep better sometimes with the low. I should probably experiment more with the low frequency. Starting my 5th year with the tm275lhw and probably used low freq 10hrs total...
  84. TonyG

    Transducer

    "plenty of detail" is like having "plenty of beer". For us that have a 275 or equivalent high power cone chirp, we'd never go back.
  85. TonyG

    Transducer

    This. Done. Starting my 4th year with mine. High power chirp cone is the shit. A guy named Capt Poon got me on this stuff when it first came out. Now goes by a different name. Deep something... Anyway, i bought it immediately and it's crazy good. I remember our first trip out...
  86. TonyG

    Winter Crab Punch Cards Due

    Bummer. Us either. Guess white NR boats are shit luck
  87. TonyG

    Winter Crab Punch Cards Due

    https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/#/login It's pretty fast to report zero crab caught.
  88. TonyG

    Shrimp pots

    I have a set of 4 octagon SMI pots that have only been in the water 8 times. Let me know. They are in great condition. I switched over to the large stackable ones.
  89. TonyG

    Gale Warning New Years Day

    Was going out of Everett. Going to pass now
  90. TonyG

    Tuna Dreams

    I like the idea but those assholes would ban me.
  91. TonyG

    Winter boat project - deck lights

    Neglecting the fact that blue is SEXY TIME! See my pictures in OP.
  92. TonyG

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    Top notch advice. Super odd to me but folks on this board don't always go for the sure solution. If it were my boat, I'd definitely dispose of that shit fuel.
  93. TonyG

    Axiom 12 or Axiom Pro 12

    Super interesting! Is there some way to show how navionics on Garmin outperforms navionics on raymarine? I run the platinum+ chip on my axioms and it's great. But I'd like even greater. The bathymetric data is only so good but getting better. I'm a sucker that subscribes and does the sonar...
  94. TonyG

    Axiom 12 or Axiom Pro 12

    I got the Axiom and 3d as soon as it came.out. I already had the cp470/275LHW. I would not spend a dime on 3d. I'd love to hear from anyone on this board that likes the 3d stuff and how they use it. I thought it would be sexy time for fishing humps for bottom fish but it is not. Seems like...
  95. TonyG

    Port a Potti

    This cheapo has worked fine for the rare emergency shit. If you use the reliance bags with the chemical crap, they are fine. Or just use the seat on a 5gallon bucket. Takes no space at all. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/reliance-products--hassock-portable-toilet--11946357?recordNum=2
  96. TonyG

    Axiom 12 or Axiom Pro 12

    Agree. I've got 2 Axiom 12's on the forward helm and one Axiom 12" over the rear helm. Wet hands/nitrile gloves are no issue. Making adjustments while running in rough conditions is tough. Hard buttons would be nice like Vance said. I got the CP470 as soon as it came out (then switched...
  97. TonyG

    Seeking Trim Tab Advice

    Worth cutting them down symmetrically - but why on earth would it be a problem to cut them down? Of course it works!
  98. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    Seriously I can't imagine the work. Keep pics flowing plz
  99. TonyG

    Stereos

    Agree! And prove it!
  100. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    Damn! That project is no joke. Out of curiousity, I'd love to see how that seakeeper gets mounted.
  101. TonyG

    Yamaha vs Honda

    Funny shit right there.
  102. TonyG

    Stereos

    Running with AC/DC cranked is awesome. My kid loves it and enough said right there. I've had the fun of fishing with a dude some of you know that runs a coldwater out of WP for tuna. With the right crew, he cranks the tunes on a bait stop. It's just fucking fun. When it's dicking around...
  103. TonyG

    Lamiglas X96JS Cert Pro

    Check PMs
  104. TonyG

    Stereos

    I went with this fusion one: https://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine/products/stereo-units/ms-ra55 Inside the cabin on the headliner I went with strong set of car stereo speakers. No sense in using waterproof speaks inside the cabin - may as well get good car stereo ones. Out on the deck I...
  105. TonyG

    1991 Rebuilt Alumweld 19ft Boat

    Damn nice refresh mike! Really nice bargain for someone. Especially with the fresh power. GLWS
  106. TonyG

    What's a good toe kick height/depth for a cockpit?

    Eli - pictures plz if you ever get a chance. -tony
  107. TonyG

    Labrador Stud

    My boy and I are laughing our balls off. Funny shit right there
  108. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    You will LOVE that. Pretty
  109. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    Indeed! They clearly work. The thing is that they have to exert a shit ton of force to your boat to do it. The issues I've read about all deal with the mount points going bad due to fatigue. Makes sense when you think about what it's doing to stabilize a lot of mass. No clue the power...
  110. TonyG

    Any of you guys know the story behind this salvage?

    Because you are a stable genius, I know you meant this as irony.
  111. TonyG

    MA9 Crabbing 11/23

    Wow - sorry man. We always have done well south of cultus on the bar. I've never crabbed over on the east side (shipwreck/browns). Wonder if currents were too strong?
  112. TonyG

    Halibut gear thoughts

    I pretty much hate halibut fishing but I went out with @Tailwalker this year and fished electrics for the first time. That was a gamechanger for me. Will never do it again without electrics.
  113. TonyG

    Razors, friday/saturday........

    Why not just vacuum seal them clean and raw?
  114. TonyG

    Yamaha CL7 display — worth it?

    I like mine. Not sure what more to say. I have dual displays on my helm but still appreciate the dedicated Yamaha display for engine stats. My raymarine displays can show all the same stuff. Still.
  115. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    You are not just joking about the 300s. Be honeat.now!:food-smil
  116. TonyG

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    Congrats. Nice looking boat. Looking to upgrade my suspension seats on my little boat. Hope to hear what you decide on. Any thoughts on 360 sonar like your commercial boat?
  117. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    nice progress but that's annoying to have to bleed so often. I'm 4.5yrs on my current boat and the AP/Steering hasn't needed a bleed so far. Good luck sorting out the last pain in the ass!
  118. TonyG

    42' defiance?

    and take some pictures.
  119. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Did you install an AP recently?
  120. TonyG

    42' defiance?

    @MarkColeman great sounding boat - shit tons of space for holding fish & dance floor. Plz post up some build pics. Just let me know the CORDS you find with it. All I ask.
  121. TonyG

    Winter boat project - deck lights

    Good question, I don't know. I like them is all. I could have gone with other colors like white or red. My 4 overhead in-cabin lights came from North River with white or red color depending on how you switch them. I'm keen on blue. If there's a rational explanation, that's a bonus!
  122. TonyG

    Winter boat project - deck lights

    Thanks again for the suggestions and help! Damn nice of you to stop by and size up my trailer queen. Cheers
  123. TonyG

    Winter boat project - deck lights

    @Genie Aye Paul hooked me up with some sweet vision X deck lights and some LED strip lights this week. Came out great. Great light. This is a picture of the deck in a pitch black garage. And for deck blue lights: And for the hell of it, I replaced the LED truck backup lights I added...
  124. TonyG

    42' defiance?

    I thought it was a modified delta, not a defiance?
  125. TonyG

    Alright....fine

    150' top shot?
  126. TonyG

    Alright....fine

    Thumbing the spool to regulate freespool is good. Thumbing the spool to stop a fish (instead of just relying on the drag) is not good.
  127. TonyG

    Really?

    The thunderous sound of crickets I'm guessing.
  128. TonyG

    $40 Amazon Prime for Vets

    Agree!!! Not a vet. Love the support
  129. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Mine consists of fishing/crabbing all winter long.
  130. TonyG

    Rod storage for the house/garage

    Smart play making sure the gimp was not in the picture!
  131. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Nice work dude.
  132. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    update - this unit took up far too much space for my boat size. looking for an alternative.
  133. TonyG

    Team Rinky Dink!

    Sweet news. @Walker Inc. - you need to get a coors pro-staff endorsement.
  134. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Yup. But the 25$ remote let's you adjust the cross over frequency as well as the relative output. Without it, you get what you get. Seems worth it to me to get the remote. But I'll buy damn near anything it seems.
  135. TonyG

    Commercials Overcaught their quotas.

    I'll not be crabbing this weekend. Would be normally. Got a freezer full of bait. Our measly 10 crabs would generate the state a couple hundred bucks. Fuck me I guess.
  136. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    mine arrived today. install this weekend. dont forget the remote control so you can adjust the volume. it seems you cannot otherwise
  137. TonyG

    Anyone have any RR Spikes they want to sell?

    Rightly. One of the only reasons to be on FB.
  138. TonyG

    Cannon Digi Troll 10 Downrigger issues

    Should be good then. Carry on! It's batteries, wire gauge, connections or your downriggers are hosed. There's nothing else. You got a ton of good advice on all these points. Make sure the screws are tight on the marinco connectors. When I converted mine from the shit cannon connectors...
  139. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    funny - I was looking at this one today. good reviews, good price. Bazooka MBTA10250D Marine 10-Inch 250 Watt Pre Loaded Bass Tube. EDIT - looks like I need this too. Bazooka Rbcm-250 Bass Remote Control Module
  140. TonyG

    Best tool for the job?

    Their fab guy Paul does a great job. He's done a lot of custom stuff for me. Nothing but quality.
  141. TonyG

    Areas 8.1 , 8.2 closing for Winter crab

    No shit. A8-2 crabbing in the winter was our go-to for a relaxing day on the winter weekends. Only got out 1 time this winter season and got a mountain. Still a lot of big softies but easy limits of good hard shell in a few hrs. Kind of a long run to A9 for crab but I guess we may have to...
  142. TonyG

    Anyone have any RR Spikes they want to sell?

    I love the shit on that page! Bravo
  143. TonyG

    Anyone have any RR Spikes they want to sell?

    Well lucky for you, damn near everyone puts the stickers on crooked. Seems like you need a load of the RR spikes as well. Check out left lane prius group on FB.
  144. TonyG

    Winter boat projects...

    Deck lights, removable bait tank with its own thruhull. I like the idea of a powerful subwoofer to add to the tunes. I have good speakers but lack bass.
  145. TonyG

    Cannon Digi Troll 10 Downrigger issues

    Do you still have the terrible cannon plugs or have you converted to marinco. I had tons of issues with the cannon connectors. They are crap and become corroded quickly. Converted to marinco and have never had an issue since.
  146. TonyG

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden Deck Bo

    I use my Grundens deck boots a hell of a lot less than many on this thread and board. My review is that the first pair were extremely comfortable but a little slippery (I got them when they first came out). Grundens sent me a new pair when I asked them about the grip issue. The new ones...
  147. TonyG

    Smoking Albacore bellies?

    @Swede
  148. TonyG

    Paint Matching

    Get the F outa here with your common sense! LOL
  149. TonyG

    Open tuna seat on Friday October 11th

    Bunch a rinky dink bullshit sounds like to me. Cant wait to try it out.
  150. TonyG

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    I appreciate that Ali was honest about the fact that the cost of that high buck synthetic 2-stroke oil cost at least as much per 100hrs as a full up oil change/maintenance on a 4-stroke. The maintenance argument I've never understood on this ETec stuff is that it neglects the lower unit gear...
  151. TonyG

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    Even knowing what I do about them, their reliability and insane oil cost, I'd sure as hell run them if they were free and I was getting new free ones every year or two. Just saying.
  152. TonyG

    Coast Guard Escort

    My exact thought as well.
  153. TonyG

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    a better test is to try to not grenade at a young age. Yamaha tends to do very well at that test.
  154. TonyG

    Yamaha Outboard Dealers in NW Washington

    I have purchased 3 boats from 3-rivers and they perform all my needed services. I'm all yamaha at this point (115 on my sled, 300 on my salt boat). Nothing but good things to say from me. I assume they are competitive on price - they certainly were very much so for me in my purchases. -t
  155. TonyG

    Crabbing open again in 4,5,6,7,8,9

    Soft, legal size, not kept. This isn't my first rodeo. Folks that have crabbed 8-2 this year know how many big softies are out there.
  156. TonyG

    Crabbing open again in 4,5,6,7,8,9

    Crabbed on Mission bar Saturday. 2 sets of 4 pots about 1.5hrs/set. Tons of crabs. Lots of soft legals, lots of females. But easy limit of 10 crabs for us and done by 11. Commercials were concentrating up in really shallow water (<25')
  157. TonyG

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    You guys are cute.
  158. TonyG

    Who is going? Westport tuna this Saturday

    definitely changed on NOAA sites https://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-124.83637&lat=46.50839#.XZel5kZKhhE
  159. TonyG

    Tuna Thursday

    Holy shit dude. That's a very serious BFT.
  160. TonyG

    Tuna Thursday

    Did you see the Tuna.com out there? :)
  161. TonyG

    Tuna Thursday

    Where was this? out of San Diego?
  162. TonyG

    Transducer for Westport?

    Or the RVX1000 which gives you the 3D stuff too. But follow @Walker Inc. advice. Axiom Pro or CP470. Ihad the 470 with my A-Series. Upgraded to RVX1000 but I don't care for the 3D stuff. LOVE the high power cone chirp. It's the best tool in the shed.
  163. TonyG

    Transducer for Westport?

    been running this since spring 2016. It's unreal when paired to a high power chirp unit. @DEEP MAGIK put me on this when Raymarine came out with the CP470. Incredible. Next boat will have the equivalent in thru-hull. I can track bottom @ WOT with my TM but there are a lot of reasons to...
  164. TonyG

    Re-power....

    Based on what I've seen, you are already playing the house's money. Enjoy the bonus time. But this isn't a thread about oil burners.
  165. TonyG

    Re-power....

    Great folks getting together there. Great results all around. Looks awesome. Love these stories. If you are generous, chances are very strong others will reciprocate! Clearly the story here. I hope to be one of the first to wrap my braid around a prop!
  166. TonyG

    Logging in

    Define "too much"
  167. TonyG

    Tuna Tuesday?

    Who said no ice?
  168. TonyG

    Tuna Tuesday?

    55$ for flat of IQF
  169. TonyG

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    Puzzled about your knowledge of Mike's previous dick.
  170. TonyG

    Seems like a good sea star bleeding set for $39

    Doesn't that require a boat to work? :finger:
  171. TonyG

    Whose the Expert in Ice Slurries?

    Goddamned beautiful
  172. TonyG

    Pursuit of Tuna!

    Awesome report. I hope to see that boat sometime. Sounds like a beast.
  173. TonyG

    Would you carry this in the tackle box?

    Posts would go down to near zero if people heeded that advice.
  174. TonyG

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    I like it! If I was doing a custom wrap, it'd be bright. -t
  175. TonyG

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    Dumb guys like me think about boat color and visibility.
  176. TonyG

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    Seems to me you want your sport boat as visible as possible. That aside, that's a very cool looking build. Interesting to have that high rail in the front on a walk-around. -t
  177. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    And not even down in the gutter. WTF!
  178. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    You use maintain and use your equipment. I bet you'll get everything out of the new ones when you get them!
  179. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Still the case. I'd have one on the back of my boat if not for this issue. Acknowledging that it's an easy swap and Yamaha covers the parts for life - but still not looking for that hassle. The 300 is pretty bombproof and for retrofits, they started making a version a couple years ago with...
  180. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Do you honestly think he's going to run his new engines differently? :)
  181. TonyG

    Want to Borrow left handed round reel (and rod) tuna set-up

    You missed the joke. If he has only right crank, people must be left handed - by your exact logic in reverse. I have all left crank because I want my strong arm fighting and my cripple hand cranking. I can do both but I'm right handed. I like that hand doing the heavy lifting. Somehow I...
  182. TonyG

    Want to Borrow left handed round reel (and rod) tuna set-up

    Maybe he only takes out left handed fisherman? :)
  183. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    On multiple occasions I have provided a method for slight inebriation AND avoiding seasick. Never fails me.
  184. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    dual 425s and never look back
  185. TonyG

    It's official this time... ShortRound is heading east!

    How's the tuna fishing in branson?
  186. TonyG

    Last seen shopping at the Shopping Kart in Westport

    Not saying but I heard he refuses proper sea sickness medication:
  187. TonyG

    SlapShot made it to Everett

    Those lights are no joke!
  188. TonyG

    Diversity....Checked: Deckhand in Training 2019

    Good for her & good for you. Better title would have been "I have a great new deckhand".
  189. TonyG

    Tactical Strike is for sale

    Great boat! I'd remove the screws on those floor boards towards the V-berth - store stuff you will never need but really want in a pinch. Like a tow rig etc. Seriously good price. Amazed it's not sold already.
  190. TonyG

    Replacement Rod Tips

    i had 2 old rods with busted off tip tops. brought them to 3 rivers marine and they fixed them on the spot. they had a huge box of various.
  191. TonyG

    This year's tuna lures

    Hell 18 is as slow as I went Sunday in my boat which is essentially a river sled compared to that boat! Thought cats and thigh gap were the shit!
  192. TonyG

    Anybody able to give me a ride from Kent/Federal Way to WP Saturday evening?

    Might be heading down Saturday afternoon if other plans fall through
  193. TonyG

    Ice failure

    Bingo. And the original post by tim was incorrectly stated. Look up eutectic as I posted. The mixture of ice and water (pure) is around 0C (32F). Add stuff like salt or even sugar, other minerals and it depresses the stable temperature of the mixture. Ideal mixture ratios of...
  194. TonyG

    Ice failure

    You can indeed get much colder ice than just at freezing. That helps a tiny bit. But the cooling power of ice is in the transition from solid to liquid and the absorption of the latent heat of fusion. So if you take really cold ice and warm it 1 degree, it sucks up just 1 calorie per gram...
  195. TonyG

    Ice failure

    It is a collision between belief and science. Science wins.
  196. TonyG

    Tactical Strike is for sale

    That is a hell of a nice boat with really nice electronics. Great price. Glws
  197. TonyG

    Ice failure

    That is not true. Salt.added to ice reduces the temperature. Measure it. With the right mixture you hit the eutectic temperature of the mix which is -21 C. Google "temperature of salt ice mixture"
  198. TonyG

    Ice failure

    I followed @Chasin' Tail Mike's lead and ordered custom from WIlderness packs. Works great. Good price, good quality. As far as I know, my fish box is not at all insulated.
  199. TonyG

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    Pro shit there!
  200. TonyG

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    1) Is 209# the weight of that full of water? 2) Is that a 1-scoop size? -t
  201. TonyG

    Tuna bleeding done wrong

    Knife works fine, A sharp serrated one helps. I prefer to use a shears. I have one of these and it's excellent. Not sure if it would work to put a big gash in the loins though. https://www.gerbergear.com/Featured/Coming-Soon/Processor-Salt_31-003554
  202. TonyG

    Bait tank, last minute purchase

    THey don't work when your boat is sailing along in the wind though. Sunday was an example for us. Zero conversions. Live bait better.
  203. TonyG

    CR Bar crossing Mon 9/2

    This is a cool piece of work. Needs updating with the modern data that we can now access like good current predictions, very decent swell reports. I think there's a lot less mystery if you do this. I crossed the south tip on sunday at 05:30 or so. The ebb, I guess, was really rolling...
  204. TonyG

    Tuna Sunday:)

    We cut the south tip around 0530 and.ran sw and.fished with a bunch of.others. it was lumpy. We could not convert because we were blown off the fish and our IQF chum doesnt sink fast. Ended up with a good grade of fish on the troll for the 2 of us & called it a bit after noon. Flew back in...
  205. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    Thank you again. Much appreciated.
  206. TonyG

    Bait tank, last minute purchase

    Iqfs work. Trust me.
  207. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    @JTC has lent me his slip a few times and each time I have gotten a bill or fines even though he cleared it with them. They are out of control. Last time he called again and got them to drop the charges. Nuts.
  208. TonyG

    Is this considered Hypothetical

    I think the word is fiberglass, not hypothetical.
  209. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    My lines clean and dried from previous trip. Fenders clean and dry. Rugs shampooed clean and dry.
  210. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    Not only does my trailer queen, it's cabin, rugs, fenders, lines pass the white glove test - but indeed so does the captain! I look forward to the white glove inspection - but you have to start with the captain. That's the rules.
  211. TonyG

    Garibaldi OTC report

    I used to overextend a too small boat with not sufficient safety equipment too. I was piss poor. I did always have a kicker and vhf. But not much more. I was young and couldn't die. I didn't. I'm glad. Buti did not make good decisions. Best of luck to you but you are massively...
  212. TonyG

    1106 or 2106 ???

    Works great if you are fishing sandy non-grabby bottom that's relatively shallow. If you are trying to fish 50-250' down in 350' as we are very often out of Neah, that's not an option. Ditto rocky terrain like the SJI where that method will have you donating lead balls. My counters on the...
  213. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    come by for inspection. I'm compliant.
  214. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    Just back from neah with family and friends. We picked on surface coho with little 1/8igs and light rods. Sick action. Fun for the kids and.family. swiftsure bank. That was 3rd trip. First two we really slay3d kings. Crazy good year. Friendly seas
  215. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    THx all. I'll be mooring my baby boat where a new big assed pursuit belongs. Thx Benjamin!
  216. TonyG

    Bait Stop Etiquette

    It's only canadians that I like to snuggle up to on the grounds. Especially ones with boats you can see from space.
  217. TonyG

    Bait Stop Etiquette

    dont fucking tell patrick @Walker Inc. that. last year we had a great day and just as we are heading in JUMPERS! Doubled our catch. Missed the fuel dock. Fun as hell. Shhhhh
  218. TonyG

    WP moorage sat/sun night this week?

    Any of you want to rent me your slip? Happy to pay you instead of transient.
  219. TonyG

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    Beautiful sonar shots!
  220. TonyG

    Best fish sealer

    Like most dealers of things, he sells all levels of product. He still sells (and services VPs). But several other brands. The MVS 26 made sense for me and it works like a thing of beauty. He had much more expensive stuff than what I bought and he gave me a great deal because this specific...
  221. TonyG

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    Your cone size at 20' is tiny. You are going.to be limiting yourself in my opinion. Seems like top 150 or 200' gives you a better shot. Also, even in my very limited tuna fiahing, we have brought fish up from as much as 100' and a couple times just caught them down deeper on bait and iron and...
  222. TonyG

    Fuel usage for our boat

    Follow Rod's advice. Get the NMEA yamaha output connected to your system and find out exactly how much you are burning and you will also be able to keep track of what you have in the tank. Zero guesswork or speculation.
  223. TonyG

    Best fish sealer

    Took some advice from a couple on this board - Benjamin in particular. I bought one of these this spring from Thom: Minipack MVS 26. I love it. I didn't buy it to save money on bags compared to my string of foodsaver models. I bought it because it does a ton better job and you can get much...
  224. TonyG

    Kill or no kill

    Marlin is incredible eats. I'd whack it for sure.
  225. TonyG

    Flew my drone around the 32' Liberator.

    Nice vid. What sort of drone do you have?
  226. TonyG

    WTC results 2019

    Would love to see some boat pics!
  227. TonyG

    Hot set up for this last weekend

    Are you sure it's the lure and not all the chartreuse uniforms?
  228. TonyG

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Thx again John. Awesome work once again.
  229. TonyG

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    As long as you don't post a pic of me, I approve! LOL
  230. TonyG

    Westport fuel dock etiquette

    Post pics of the dickhead!
  231. TonyG

    Taking some vets for wtc

    Good for you man! Awesome.
  232. TonyG

    Tuna

    Nice - any surface action on lings?
  233. TonyG

    Norm and Carrie’s preWTC EXTRAVANGANZA

    All boat keys go in a bowl.
  234. TonyG

    No Bait Tank Yet ??

    Trolling, Iron and IQFs have worked for us.
  235. TonyG

    family friendly fishing boat advice needed

    implied is that he expect you'll show him yours as well..
  236. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    If anyone is interested in the tow bridle I decided on - it's the coast guard recommended configuration with a 20' stern line with loops and a 75' tow line for a self-centering tow bridle. 3/4" bright yellow 20-strand solid braid floating poly. PM for details if interested.
  237. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    Too cool. Nice to be able.to.help.
  238. TonyG

    Gel coat/trailer help/ideas

    I have 2 2x6 plastic (clearly the wrong exact term) boards from my previous trailer. You can have them. I'll measure length if you want.
  239. TonyG

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    just get his paypal account and beam it over. that's what I do. simple!
  240. TonyG

    Norm and Carrie’s preWTC EXTRAVANGANZA

    Need 2 gallons of clown oil!
  241. TonyG

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Another thanks to you for doing this ya old softie! :finger:
  242. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    Yup. Tons of expensive shit I hope to never use. I installed a 6 man raft with hydro release right after buying the boat. multiple epirbs including a hydro. Enough ACR personal locator beacons for everyone. Multiple radios with registered dsc. A ditch bag ready with full redundancy. I have...
  243. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    So far, never either.
  244. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    That's the cheap solution I currently have - looking for something quicker and simpler to deploy in a pinch. Not worried about the cost. Looking at a couple suggestions PMd to me and listed above.
  245. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Agree. That speed is unreal for the power. Would love to hear a weight on that boat rigged.
  246. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    I imagine it helps free up spare time not having a boat to maintain.
  247. TonyG

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    "Center lane" is a top notch variant of your old boat's name. Funny shit right there. Awesome.
  248. TonyG

    Boat insurance

    Exactly. Point missed again! He needs to insure all that iron maybe. -t
  249. TonyG

    Norm and Carrie’s preWTC EXTRAVANGANZA

    needs a bright pair of those shitty crocs
  250. TonyG

    Westport Wednesday Tuna run

    Ping me and I'll share all the details of the custom kill bag I had made up - following @JTC s lead. They work great. For my first season I temporarily lined the fish hold with pink foam that was friction fit. Including sticking some to the lid. BBut then got the perfect fit kill bag...
  251. TonyG

    Westport Wednesday Tuna run

    we fit most of a full tote on my 26 NR in the fish hold and a large kill bag. the bit that's left we put in a couple coolers for transporting the loins. @outdoordad - if your fish hold isnt insulated (mine isnt), you can get a great custom kill bag made that will hold the ice for quite a...
  252. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    Did you have one made up by these folks?
  253. TonyG

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    I'd like to have a proper tow harness setup in my boat in case I ever need to tow someone or get a tow - any suggestions on a specific model/design. To be clear I am NOT pulling water skiers with this - I hope to never need it, just want something better than a single rope. -tony
  254. TonyG

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    Still too soon? :-) But understood. Just saying that's a light duty truck is all.
  255. TonyG

    Best DR replacement braid

    Your exact issue is one of the reasons I stay with wire. Is there a fix to the sharp edge issue? If not, you should consider wire. -tony
  256. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Molsons and some backbacon eh? Take off ya HOSER @carrie's bait boy! :cheers:
  257. TonyG

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    4400# just hull maybe. A lot of folks also have motors, gas, batteries/electronics, gear, coolers, ice.
  258. TonyG

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    Guessing 7K or more on the trailer. Less off. More than that little truck should tow even if "rated" for said weight. See picture.
  259. TonyG

    Costco Chamber Sealer

    Same. Happy to have supported Thom - thank you all for the suggestion to reach out to him.
  260. TonyG

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    That's no tow vehicle unless you have a tiny boat on a single axle trailer.
  261. TonyG

    Costco Chamber Sealer

    If made by minipack maybe
  262. TonyG

    Costco Chamber Sealer

    Took @Reel Hooker advice and worked with Thom recently. Came home with a champion minipack chamber sealer.
  263. TonyG

    Tuna are here!!

    Love this picture. Fun trip for you jokers. Let me know if you need a deckhand on those trips! Clearly I don't like to let my trailer queen out of the garage.
  264. TonyG

    Area 9/10 Opener

    did the salmon or the crab puke up those prawns?
  265. TonyG

    Tuna are here!!

    Seriously?
  266. TonyG

    Neah Bay lingcod

    cool idea.
  267. TonyG

    A7 Pink salmon tips?

    I will share my favorite recipe for humpies. Buy one of these to cook it. If you do it right, they taste just like crab. :frehya2:
  268. TonyG

    Tuna are here!!

    Not plugged in with the fleet - any word from ARSC folks or others after the initial flurry a couple days back?
  269. TonyG

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Food banks do so much more with $$ than we can. THey buy what is needed and they do so at generally much better rates than we can. Big picture, we also waste a hell of a lot less than buying, transporting, donating, transporting and depositing what we HOPE is helpful. Do $$. just saying...
  270. TonyG

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Good man John. I'm in again this year. Can I PayPal you again or what's most convenient. I will not be down at WTC. Also wish to exempt from tickets. Tony
  271. TonyG

    Yamaha question?

    Agree
  272. TonyG

    Tuna are here!!

    Nice gear. Got a boat to go with that iron? :jig:
  273. TonyG

    Dont feed the sealions....

    Always wanted to bury stainless trebles in big hunks of fish for the furbags. For 2500$ tom should have gotten a furbag tag or 3.
  274. TonyG

    Yamaha question?

    Tim nailed it. I ended up needing.to do all these on my 05 115 Yamaha this year. Also make.sure that ethanol resistant fuel lines were used. Industry was in transition at that time.
  275. TonyG

    Fg vs Alberto knot for braid to fluro??

    FG always for me. Clean and strong
  276. TonyG

    Tuna are here!!

    So the PRODUCTIVE madness begins. Many of us have been on futile madness runs previously...
  277. TonyG

    Just need albacore

    Dont forget the coors for the capt.
  278. TonyG

    Westport 7/16

    Definitely. I have a deep freeze for keeping trimmings and carcasses from some of my catch. The A#1 bait for me is the tuna trimmings and scraps from de-boning my white meat fillets.
  279. TonyG

    Boat zincs

    Vance - good work getting this in the gutter where we belong.
  280. TonyG

    Westport 7/16

    Glad I went to the end of the thread and saw this before posting the same thing. Without weight, those light pots will be drifting around and not fishing.
  281. TonyG

    Albacore???

    THIS!
  282. TonyG

    Tuna town 2019 now open

    Was there an opening ceremony? A whole lot of people have told me there's no tuna in WA. Period. I tend to believe them.
  283. TonyG

    Boat zincs

    that's where I go. not to mention the selection they have.
  284. TonyG

    Boat Painting Question

    I had a similar problem with a big scratch on my new boat 4yrs ago. I immediately quizzed @Omakase to see if he'd repair it. He said he's only interested in bottoms, not tops.
  285. TonyG

    20 lb downrigger balls

    Andrew, I'd take them or trade for something. Especially if you ever get to 3-rivers for the transfer. Otherwise I'd come pick them up and at least bring some beer or something!
  286. TonyG

    Freezer thermometer alarms with WiFi connection?

    I have several ways of know if power goes out. But if the freezer shits the bed, this is what I'm interested in knowing.
  287. TonyG

    Freezer thermometer alarms with WiFi connection?

    Anyone have one that they like? There are plenty with just an alarm but I'd like one that's connected. Not sure how well it will connect inside the faraday cage but wanted to see if anyone tried and liked some version?
  288. TonyG

    FWIW 8-2 Crabbing

    Heard the se softy story from another experienced friend crabbing 8-2. Wonder what happened this year
  289. TonyG

    For those who enjoy and Edge of Craftsmanship

    I grew up freezing our fish and game in old paper milk cartons filled with water. Good old days.
  290. TonyG

    For those who enjoy and Edge of Craftsmanship

    For the record, I certainly didn't get the single 300 to save money. I thought it would be better than maintaining 2 engines. But I hedged and got the bracket for a pair just in case. I'd definitely get a pair if I did it again with this boat. Next boat will have a pair! Meanwhile the...
  291. TonyG

    For those who enjoy and Edge of Craftsmanship

    There were at least 25 of those in for repair. Not to mention other vp models. Good for you guys where vp works well. We all have our trade offs. Many folks are pleased with a foodsaver model for 150$. That's what I used. I also used to fish out of a borrowed 14 smoker craft and caught salmon.
  292. TonyG

    For those who enjoy and Edge of Craftsmanship

    Oh hell yes. Closing that bad boy on the hunks of 5 smoked kings tomorrow! That thing is the shit & Thom is solid.
  293. TonyG

    For those who enjoy and Edge of Craftsmanship

    Damn that's nice looking quality right there. You goaded me into spending $2200 on a vacuum sealer, now I have to get a $250 pocket knife! :finger:
  294. TonyG

    20 lb downrigger balls

    or unfortunate...
  295. TonyG

    Earthquake

    textbook utilization of the phrase! nice
  296. TonyG

    Yamaha 9.9 high thrust SOLD

    It goes fast enough and it's nice to be at the rear helm when a rod goes off.
  297. TonyG

    USA/Canada Swiftsure border?

    There's no fucking fish out there anyway - on either side. :finger:
  298. TonyG

    Pro-Troll Prochip 8" Flasher Lure Kit @ Costco

    We do if running really long wire. Less blowback. They work.
  299. TonyG

    Who is the Raymarine go to?

    Defer to @DEEP MAGIK and @Walker Inc. I have a few things that many other boats do not. A few things in my experience with raymarine. The high power chirp (CP470 or RVX1000) and 1kw cone airmar (TM275LHW) transducer is worth it - or the equivalent through hull. Most of the cool kids have...
  300. TonyG

    2 ft itis...well...3.5 ft itis..new boat time

    You will get a ton of opinions. I have a definite answer on my opinion but I'll instead make some suggestions on things I look for in construction of the boat. 1) Welds, fit and finish 2) Factory electrical rigging. Is it clean. Are the mains sufficiently heavy. Dedicated electronics...
  301. TonyG

    We pick up hitchhikers!

    No doubt. She needed to be put out of her misery.
  302. TonyG

    We pick up hitchhikers!

  303. TonyG

    Fuck it I want a new truck

    What's the issue? I have the same truck year, color, trim, exactly but srw. Not a single issue. I lust for the new ones for the even more power and reduced weight but holding off until the next major revision. Regardless of brand, you are looking big bucks for the trim level diesel drw you...
  304. TonyG

    Porta porty

    Scat play and twins... this is going south quickly.
  305. TonyG

    Porta porty

    This: https://www.cabelas.com/product/LUGGABLE-LOO-TOILET-SEAT-BUCKET/1723735.uts?slotId=0 Plus these: https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=714552&type=product&WT.z_btnclk=YMAL-714552&WT.z_pg_ref=prd1723735
  306. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Where in the winter?
  307. TonyG

    Looking for advise...Japan to San Fran

    +hazmat suit. Hopefully you had the swedish equivalent of aquavit in good quantity.
  308. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    I mean no offense but are all the people in those pictures "little people"? Because that's the only way those pictures make sense.
  309. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    I have a spare tan alumaweld seat on a large metal box if you are interested. Perfect condition. Let me know if you want it.
  310. TonyG

    Looking to buy a boat

    Super sweet looking boat - but needs MASSIVE electronics upgrade in my opinion. Fortunately on a boat like that, the cost of doing so is irrelevant.
  311. TonyG

    Yamaha 9.9 high thrust SOLD

    I troll tuna with my 25 HT and I have a 26OS. I would buy the new conventional 25 with EFI and NMEA out though, not the HT. Then if you leave the damn thing down by accident, you won't blow up the $2700 lower unit...
  312. TonyG

    If'n it ain't one thing, it's another

    Yard that one out of the Hydrilla! Funny thing is the frame was picked clean like a cartoon. Seals and sea lions just chop the back bit clean off.
  313. TonyG

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    Coho krill sausage - still had room left to attach my popper fly.
  314. TonyG

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    That's interesting. I've been fishing Swiftsure for a lot of years. We have consistently seen crazy krill scenes with humpbacks and everything smaller chowing krill. Lots of coho we have kept have had guts so stuffed with krill that they sort of burst open spilling out krill when you cut...
  315. TonyG

    Ocean Salmon opens June 22

    thx for the update. Heading out to fish 3-6 July. Swiftsure on the USA side this year.
  316. TonyG

    Defiance 220ex repower

    Worth paying attention to this note!43-4400 is my cruising speed. WOT is about 5500 on my Yamaha.
  317. TonyG

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    Worth telling them to skip the foam. Note that the bigger buck builders dont do it - at least anymore. Also look for hewes and raider foam issues. Just saying. Do it if you can
  318. TonyG

    Need help.please. Wa to SoCal

    No fun. Out!
  319. TonyG

    Boat Buying Advice 195 Tiderunner w/ 115 Yammie 2-Stroke

    looks super clean! compression test and sea trial. If the canvas is original and in that condition for a 1987, I'd be willing to gamble that this boat is sweet.
  320. TonyG

    Bad News....Another lost..

    gasping for air is not dying doing what you love. we love being above the water playing with things that live below!
  321. TonyG

    Open seats opening weekend salmon @ WP 6/22 & 6/23

    Bring it over. I'll do it for free as my trivial contribution to your generosity. Seriously. I have 2 kits ready. Or I'll come get it. Genuine offer.
  322. TonyG

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    Only thing to add to Mike's comments is that if a little water does get in the bilge on the NR OS boats, there's nothing down there to hold it to the hull. When I flush out my bilge everything gets rinsed out and it dries completely. Additionally, the cabin forward has it's own isolated...
  323. TonyG

    Albacore dip

    BOOM!
  324. TonyG

    Another time at band camp

    damn i want to get out in blue water. very cool
  325. TonyG

    Crab Bait.

    those tuna trimmings are A-number-1 bait for crabs.
  326. TonyG

    pretty cool. Check this out if you use electric reels

    These 750s take more power than I thought!
  327. TonyG

    Open seats opening weekend salmon @ WP 6/22 & 6/23

    Sorry if I was too subtle. Thx for the clarification.
  328. TonyG

    Open seats opening weekend salmon @ WP 6/22 & 6/23

    Get that thing out! I've burned about 4-500 since 1 Jan 2019 and it's been an off year with a lot of travel...
  329. TonyG

    pretty cool. Check this out if you use electric reels

    We use that brand on our RC cars. They are good. Nice setup. Do you have it in some sort of hip pack?
  330. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    I will say that at least in my boat, there was zero sign of corrosion inside those box stringers. It was pristine.
  331. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    That is the original tank that came in my 2005 super vee.
  332. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    That was a pain in the balls on my boat when i removed the foam recently. I used a modest sized spade bit on a drill and then a 1' extension. I drill around in the access holes and then vacuum the bits out. Tedious but I got it done eventually. Then Paul @ 3 Rivers spent a couple days...
  333. TonyG

    Scotty downrigger parts help

    but he meant it in a friendly way. eh?
  334. TonyG

    Make it stop

    bobbing like monica. :appl:
  335. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    Easy fixes, hull good as new. It's the f'n foam not the aluminum. I went through the same thing this year with my 2005 super vee - but I used it in the saltwater for 7 yrs. Knowing what I know now, if I ever get another sled, I'll pull the foam out immediately. If you got it cleaned up...
  336. TonyG

    Odd break, Cannon dr

    Or don't buy a brutus (or similar) and buy a more substantial puller like my my-t-hauler that mounts to the floor and gunnel. I don't doubt the scotty bases are stronger but I do know of folks that have had those break under stress of a puller as well.
  337. TonyG

    Odd break, Cannon dr

    I didn't have a failure of the plastics and keep a spare set on the boat just because. But I replaced my cannon plastics with cannon stainless bases/swivels.
  338. TonyG

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    I need to get out - what areas are open for kings?
  339. TonyG

    Make Fishing Great Again

    Appropriately made with atlantic salmon (fake fish)
  340. TonyG

    WDFW files to remove sea lions from Columbia River

    I like it. Shot angle key. They don't present a lot of cross section normally. Disposed of properly seems like crabs would like them?
  341. TonyG

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Beautiful
  342. TonyG

    Missed connection...

    I miss these threads. Used to be fun tuning into BD for shit like this.
  343. TonyG

    One time at band camp 2011

    Awesome - thx for posting.
  344. TonyG

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    Inexplicable ball loss is a terrible thing.
  345. TonyG

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    Wire & 0.6V. I attach my downrigger clip to a UV fender I have attached to the cable. I use the heavy rubber snubbers to attach the ball to the fender - they are nice on the hands for retrieving the works back into the boat. @Jason above who has never lost a downrigger ball - that's very...
  346. TonyG

    Mille Lacs Trip

    good for you. i grew up in brainerd and fished mille lacs a pile back in the 80s
  347. TonyG

    Twin G2 300HP ETECs - 460hrs

    That is such a pretty boat. GLWS. What's next?
  348. TonyG

    SHAD is not bait!

    see above brine recipe - I also like it for pink salmon: "2 shad = 5 to 10 dungeness crabs love them"
  349. TonyG

    F'ing chipmunk

    :rofl:
  350. TonyG

    F'ing chipmunk

    I dont understand why you are trying to use live traps. I assume the nuts are poisoned?
  351. TonyG

    F'ing chipmunk

    Funny really depends on where you sit! Good from here! I should share my goddamned mole stories. I'm sitting on a bunch that get stronger with the poison granules and expensive worms...
  352. TonyG

    Looking for a Navy recruiter

    Why are you talking to these people? You need a better front line on the hiring process. I don't see those folks you are talking about - they are screened out before I have to bother. I then screen more based on resume before I'll bother to spend and hr with them on the phone or fly them...
  353. TonyG

    Anyone looking for a fun charter?

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-charter-boat-captain-accused-drinking-doing-drugs-firing-gun-n1014131
  354. TonyG

    Looking for a Navy recruiter

    I hope this message is heard - Jeff is spot on.
  355. TonyG

    Spotter aircraft this season???

    Not on a coldwater anyway! @Tailwalker
  356. TonyG

    Re-build of 1991 - 19ft Alumaweld

    @Cohoho I just did the same thing to my 2005 alumaweld sled. Probably 300-400# of shit foam GONE. I ran my sled in the salt for 8 yrs. I had quite a bit of corrosion under parts of the foam and even one small hole all the way through the hull (all repaired now). Did you find any...
  357. TonyG

    26 osprey repower

    DAMN! That's serious progress. Looks great.
  358. TonyG

    Using decent devises while halibut or bottom fishing

    How long until they close canary cause people can't tell the fucking difference between canary and yelloweye?
  359. TonyG

    RAYMARINE ROLL CALL...DOCKSIDE SOFTWARE UPDATES, Q&A, & HOW TO IN WESTPORT

    I think for flush mounts, the float test involves the boat plug?
  360. TonyG

    painting anchor locker

    I followed Kurt's lead on this one per above and a quart of bed liner in the box before the boat hit the water. @Omakase Bob's fetish is bottoms, not anchor holds! -t
  361. TonyG

    Yamaha 9.9 tach signal output

    YES! Very cool. I wonder if the tilt sensor is available as well? Having this on my forward helm would be helpful to help me.
  362. TonyG

    5-25 and 5-26 Neah Bay Halibut, Lings and Rock Fish

    Me too. I got a huge one down at spike rock about 14 yrs ago. A blue one at that. I dont think it was 20# but it would have been getting up to at least in the mid-teens. I'll see if I have a picture to scan in. I recall it being a damn pretty fish. -tony
  363. TonyG

    Best Jump Start Power Pack

    Speaking of which, do you have enough whiskey on board if one of your 250s craps out on the tuna grounds and you have to limp in on 1 engine? I heard it can take quite a bit. Asking for a friend. :rofl: -t
  364. TonyG

    Autopilot Pump Mounting Location

    three rivers installed my system when the boat was new. They installed the pump on a plate they fabricated. It is in the transom box essentially behind where the factory breaker box is mounted. Starboard side all the way back. I can take a picture if you'd like. No clue if it's ideal or...
  365. TonyG

    Has anyone seen this pic?

    Totally. It's not an "opinion" that those are yelloweye. It is a fact that those are yelloweye.
  366. TonyG

    Wanted- crawl space cleaners, Olympia

    nice catch mike.
  367. TonyG

    Couldn't resist checking.

    Especially now.
  368. TonyG

    Electric Reel choices

    Perfect!
  369. TonyG

    Electric Reel choices

    @Emzbuddy please tell (or re-tell).
  370. TonyG

    Wanted- crawl space cleaners, Olympia

    X4 - they also did a great job putting down a vapor barrier. professionals.
  371. TonyG

    Hand made jigs

    Having just one field tester is bullshit science. Send me a dozen as well!
  372. TonyG

    Locally made 30" or so crab pots

    I have 3 pots you can have if you want them. All large round pots. -t
  373. TonyG

    Let the shit show begin!

    SMI pots. Got at 3 Rivers Marine in Woodinville. Fished 2 days with.them compared to my SMI octagon pots. They fish well. Our 2 top pots were those.
  374. TonyG

    Almar in CA

    Interesting! Big boat to not be a walk-around. Looks purpose built.
  375. TonyG

    La Push roll call

    Nope - with family and friends up in San Juans for the long weekend. Shrimp and lings. Using the boat as our ferry to avoid the crowds.
  376. TonyG

    Who's looking for a new to them boat?

    Inboards. MEH.
  377. TonyG

    Canary retention limits.

    PICS!
  378. TonyG

    No floaters!

    Those chinas are by far the most fragile arent they. I get quillbacks 200' down and they swim back down. I get a china in 30' and it pukes it's guts and I have to descend them. FYI - China rocks are really nice sashimi (freeze first) but i rarely get one of any size to keep.
  379. TonyG

    No floaters!

    AWESOME! I like it!
  380. TonyG

    Offshore downrigger mounts

    I am interested. will you take $49 each? PM details & pictures! :rofl:
  381. TonyG

    Let the shit show begin!

    We were up in 8.2 just north of Hat island. Scored limits in first 3 pots and were done. Great soaker tide for shrimping. We pulled out when folks were still launching.
  382. TonyG

    Let the shit show begin!

    Intend to be done and in before the clowns are done. That's how we roll!
  383. TonyG

    30’ Duckworth XL Offshore Build Pics & Intro

    Duckwoth friendly is like bicurious?
  384. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Hell even bad stripping is good. :boobies:
  385. TonyG

    Washington park launch

    That is a shit launch. But close to fish. Launched there once. Done.
  386. TonyG

    Coastie Bruthas come through again!

    Props to you man. Good work.
  387. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    That is pretty damn cool design @carrie's bait boy. Please keep the boat build porn rolling. Who's going to do the boat wrap/decals? -tony
  388. TonyG

    24’ allied

    THIS
  389. TonyG

    For Sale Ex Condition 2016 24 foot Northriver Seahawk

    Not trying to pick a fight but the answer is no. It is not a self-bailing deck. Definition of that is water drains via gravity out of the boat (not to bilge). Clean boat. GLWS
  390. TonyG

    Coastie Bruthas come through again!

    Thx for the reminder man! I've been meaning to get a couple jugs of that stuff and keep forgetting. Ordered from defender marine. Cheers! Also cheers to the coasties once again. -t
  391. TonyG

    Lost winch handle WP ramp

    If the wench was that loose, let it go.
  392. TonyG

    Mutiny bay Halibut

    Don't the door hit ya troll.
  393. TonyG

    Need to clear out your freezer?

    IN SHELL!!!
  394. TonyG

    Need to clear out your freezer?

    I'm going to make that ASAP. Not to derail your thread @Chef Patrick. I want to post another awesome recipe of yours that I've made now at least a couple dozen times because it's so awesome. Use whatever seafood you have and it's great. https://bait2plate.com/brazilian-seafood-stew/
  395. TonyG

    Next Tow Rig?

    I thought the point was that the only problematic outdrive remaining was on starboard. Port side outdrive has been mitigated. That swim step can handle triple suzuki 350s. No problem & no need to hassle with through bolts on the bottom.
  396. TonyG

    WA License $$ Donation for Vets

    Plz tell about these groups.
  397. TonyG

    BC license info.... Campbell river store

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=campbell+river+store
  398. TonyG

    Twwwooooo weeks!!!!!!!

    Pro Tip - when you launch at Big Salmon during that shit show weekend. To save time, unstrap the boat from the trailer and disconnect the winch strap before going down the ramp. Trust me.
  399. TonyG

    Lead melt April 13th info

    I get it, those billy joel tunes aren't going to drunkenly sing themselves.
  400. TonyG

    Beer flash

    A two @ 10 and a ten @ two.
  401. TonyG

    Lead melt April 13th info

    Nice! There's a shitload in those events I hope to never see in pictures.
  402. TonyG

    Lead melt April 13th info

    Thx for the pictures. So far it really did not happen. :finger:
  403. TonyG

    +1 for Shockwave seats... -1 for Verado... Literally!

    No cigar is a real shame.
  404. TonyG

    Lead melt April 13th info

    Little bastard looks vicious! We lost our 13.5yrs old chocolate recently. Need a new one...
  405. TonyG

    Eating good in the neighborhood

    Excellent touch with the fish residuals and deglaze. Will try soon. Thank you!
  406. TonyG

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    Eli, I had 320hrs on my Yamaha 300 when I had a new impeller (and thermostat!) installed. The old impeller was in good shape but you could see real signs of cavitation in the rubber and some wear. The thermostat was functional but you could see that it was also degrading.
  407. TonyG

    Eating good in the neighborhood

    @Reel Hooker awesome! Roughly what's in that sour dill sauce?
  408. TonyG

    96’ F250 4x4 diesel

    Not sure why you don't upgrade to that from your govt. motors truck Mike? At least transfer the tailgate sticker GLWS
  409. TonyG

    New earrings for your significant other !!

    Did they put a gun to your head? Cause last time I checked, jewelry was optional.
  410. TonyG

    Jig hook placement

    But your flat fall blue dog action was quite impressive too. Take credit where credit's due! :rofl:
  411. TonyG

    RAY E15023 Raymarine Smartcontroller

    I have a complete raymarine smartcontroller as listed here. I decided to add a second autopilot control to the rear helm and decided not to use this. It was really handy to adjust the AP when I was not at the helm. 100% functional and barely used. Make a reasonable offer and it is yours...
  412. TonyG

    Yamaha outboard question

    +1 for injector doctor! Saved me having to buy new ones for the yamaha pump on my sled.
  413. TonyG

    Don’t be afraid to make that call

    :finger: good on you man. For no apparent reason you have been very generous in helping me out and I'm very grateful. Dont fucking die fucker. -t
  414. TonyG

    Winter into Spring...2019

    Great pics! Suggest turning up your gain a bit on the sonar - you are missing bait and fish with that low gain.
  415. TonyG

    Walk Around Wooldridge - one word - AWESOME!

    It appears Wooldridge is playing a whole new game with that boat.
  416. TonyG

    School Me on Moorage

    goal of 300/month.
  417. TonyG

    New bar in Westport

    Cool! But shit I hate to cross the bar at WP. Now another!
  418. TonyG

    New boat logo ideas

    Focus. Slap shot. 2 Celines, bloody noses, big rim glasses, on a bench. You get it or you don't. FYI - could be pam andersons.
  419. TonyG

    School Me on Moorage

    I mean no offense. It is 2019. That goal is off by a factor of 3 or 4.
  420. TonyG

    Drowning explained

    I wish I had not clicked on it. Fuck me.
  421. TonyG

    New boat logo ideas

    Picture of the hanson twins?
  422. TonyG

    Just a tip

    Disappointed the thread went to 14 posts before someone said "just the tip". Well-played though!
  423. TonyG

    Team Defiance Capsized in SD Halibut Tourney

    Fishing with Luiza.
  424. TonyG

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    Satisfying right!
  425. TonyG

    new weapon for wtc participants

    4.1 x 2.25 x 1.1 in. This one is smaller. Spy Tec STI GL300 Mini Portable Real Time Personal and Vehicle GPS Tracker
  426. TonyG

    new weapon for wtc participants

    You found one of them. Keep looking.
  427. TonyG

    new weapon for wtc participants

    I put one on @Tailwalker 's boat last year. :)
  428. TonyG

    This isn't good...

    My scuppers on my 26 are out of the water (despite someone's earlier definitive claim). I took the balls out of those scuppers for about 6 months as a test and the boat worked great - including heavy loads tuna fishing. They remained above water. I had 3-rivers chop those deals off and...
  429. TonyG

    FYI new NR OS. Layout

    Booze comment was theoretical. In theory you could put the cases of coors that doesn't fit in the floor holds up there. Or cases of wine or bottles of bourbon. Theory.
  430. TonyG

    Who Has Fish Pics From Before Digital? I do..

    Those were the older USB microB standard right?
  431. TonyG

    FYI new NR OS. Layout

    I've never slept in my V-berth but it sure is nice storage for gear. And if we go on a trip with the boat, you can put a lot of food, booze and luggage up there. No plan to sleep in it though. I wouldn't get an open bow again unless it was a walk-around. My last boat was walk-through with...
  432. TonyG

    Kicker advice

    Agree. I still have a 4-stroke Merc 6 single cylinder on my sled. I do not like single cylinder (vibrates like hell) and would avoid in the future. -tony
  433. TonyG

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    I'd say "pics or it didnt happen" - but I saw pics.
  434. TonyG

    Octane rating at WP dock

    For Yamaha, I know that's true of the 300 (I need 89 to get my full 300hp - but get damn near full on 87 with no issues), but I don't think it's true of the smaller OBs is it?
  435. TonyG

    Get em while they last!

    Any experience with J-Braid? I've got power pro super slick on all my stuff.
  436. TonyG

    Air ride 18K 5th wheel hitch

    @kdubinwa What's your new tow rig going to be Kurt?
  437. TonyG

    HEY NORM I BET CARRIES HAND WOULD LOOK GOOD AROUND MY.

    Clever leaving it ambiguous like you did @carrie's bait boy
  438. TonyG

    No limits on chicken

    Sure as hell "cage free" anyway
  439. TonyG

    trailer weight distribution reminder

    I had a 2014 that I used to pull my NR OS. It had more than plenty enough power to pull the ~10K but the tongue weight was a bit too much for my tastes. After a summer, I moved up to a 1 ton (and diesel cause why not!).
  440. TonyG

    Winter fishing....

    @kdubinwa - we were on puako beach drive in a house on the water a few weeks ago for a while. One day we went out on a charter to swim with spinner dolphins. That was pretty cool. We had a stretch of great weather and minimal swell. Snorkeling was excellent.
  441. TonyG

    Looking For Advise On Dealing With Insurance Company

    What he said. 3 times in the past 3 years I've had this experience. One rear-end of my truck, one dude who nearly pulled my front bumper off with his trailer and one numb nutz that backed his boat into my brand new NR OS. I didn't do a thing except take the rigs in for repairs. My...
  442. TonyG

    Anyone missing 2100 series Scotty DR?

    Someone said CORDS!?
  443. TonyG

    More Illegal Fishing Charters

    suspect he's been looking for headlight alignment
  444. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    clashes with my gray 25 kicker. pass!
  445. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    @Chasin' Tail - when are you going to swap the twins? EDIT - on reading the idea of swapping twins for a single, in any context, does not seem like a good plan. @Chasin' Tail - when are you going to UPGRADE the twins.
  446. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    This is a picture of me backing the boat in the garage for the first time when I got it spring 2015. My wife up on the rail watching the radome. 3" of height to spare. No problem.
  447. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    My wife told me I'd be dumb not to get my latest boat (but mine JUST fit the boat garage we built). Probably the most fun check I ever wrote.
  448. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Put yours up for sale man!
  449. TonyG

    Replacement flares??

    Pay no attention to me, but I'm adding these. Not replacing. One in ditchbag, one on board. Will maintain active flares too.
  450. TonyG

    Replacement flares??

    hope to die otherwise never using all my ditch bags, latest mustang inflatables, epirbs, life boats, flares, emergency radio distress etc. Armed to the teeth, love for it to be completely wasted money.
  451. TonyG

    Replacement flares??

    Thx man! Per many other things, following suit and shamelessly copying. 2 on the way.
  452. TonyG

    Replacement flares??

    Kurt - did you get that exact one shown in the original post?
  453. TonyG

    Thank you Walker inc.!

    What's the scoop with the coldwater crew?
  454. TonyG

    Nashville?

    Hattie B's chicken is no joke. Would not miss it on a trip there.
  455. TonyG

    Battery Charger again

    yes. It will activate the relays to isolate the batteries so that each one can be tended individually. at least that's how I hooked up my blue seas charger.
  456. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    very strong price on that - I'd wait until it comes down 10k
  457. TonyG

    DR Clips...

    This right here precisely.
  458. TonyG

    Anyone have a dump trailer I can borrow, barter or rent?

    Good deal. I'm not fond of this outfit overall but sunbelt rents them in a pinch - you have to have a 3/4 or 1-ton like you do. But locally, Del's truck rentals have dumps that are a better deal than a dump trailer from sunbelt. -t
  459. TonyG

    Worst boat names

    I almost got head from Emilia Earhart!
  460. TonyG

    Worst boat names

    Caddyshack. You scratched my anchor!
  461. TonyG

    Battery Charger again

    For my boat, I really like blue sea systems stuff: I installed this one which also utilizes the blue sea voltage sensitive relays I have between the batteries. https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/9/58/Battery_Chargers/P12_Battery_Chargers
  462. TonyG

    Worst boat names

    Commercial boat out at Neah Bay named "Mandingo"
  463. TonyG

    Marine Fuel (ETHANOL FREE) locations?

    This has already been done: https://www.pure-gas.org/
  464. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    NR OS 22' used. they used to make them. realistically find a 24' used. @JTC is itching to sell his and get a fatty walk around.
  465. TonyG

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Personal opinion but I would not do extended moorage of a non self-bailer. I also would not take a non self-bailer with open bow way offshore. I know people do both of these things. I would not. I had an alumaweld 22' intruder with the OS bracket. Cool boat but open bow and not self...
  466. TonyG

    Wine Barrels - A hobby gone wild...

    Was hobby, now addiction. This happens! Nice work.
  467. TonyG

    another dead furbag...

    I was worried the original number was overrepresented. now seeing the number 18. scratching the surface but still, not nothing... :-)
  468. TonyG

    5th wheel adapter........

    This is an excellent thread.
  469. TonyG

    8-2 Fishies

    They often cut like hatchery trout but they are nice fatty and delicious buggers to eat.
  470. TonyG

    Laurence?? This should be yours!!

    You have a keen eye. Though I was worried it may just be tucking.
  471. TonyG

    Boat Sinks

    Harsh but fair theory. I was hoping for a salvage saga. Where's the "quantum leap" when you need it!?
  472. TonyG

    Boat Sinks

    We've got us a pile of Matlocks on this board.
  473. TonyG

    Tow Boat US

    why not just pay for a tow if and when you need it rather than guaranteeing you pay every year regardless. going on 20 years without a tow. when I need one, that's more than enough policy money saved.
  474. TonyG

    another dead furbag...

    i'm concerned the 13 is inflated.
  475. TonyG

    another dead furbag...

    heh. comments are awesome https://westseattleblog.com/2018/11/about-the-sea-lion-carcass-afloat-off-alki-today
  476. TonyG

    Use AP24 for salmon trolling??? Before I say goodbye to my TR1....

    I had the TR1 on my previous boat. I had to trim my main (not tied to kicker on that boat) to troll. Lots of replacing parts on the TR1 during the time I had it. I had the throttle control as well. It was OK and a big upgrade from no AP of any kind. I put the Raymarine AP on my current...
  477. TonyG

    Adventure Marine Prop Guard

    that's strong! factory told me 8" and I know they were being generous
  478. TonyG

    Adventure Marine Prop Guard

    I have one on my Yamaha 25 HT. Props to @kdubinwa for letting me know about that company. It's a LOT more solid than the Mac's I used to have on my 9.9 on previous boat. Call them and get the answer if you are wondering - or email.
  479. TonyG

    No longer a boat ho...............

    Speaking of which - where are you at in your search!?
  480. TonyG

    Increase in aluminum boat prices

    Love this - but for clarification, I usually do duck or chicken because i like them a hell of a lot more than turkey. I not only have never made "Tofurky" I resent that I know what it is!
  481. TonyG

    Increase in aluminum boat prices

    I know I'm wasting my time posting the actual and unambiguous consensus on this, but I'll drop it here anyway. https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ And while we are at it, https://www.google.com/search?q=economist+consensus+on+tariffs
  482. TonyG

    Feds Investigate More Sea Lion Deaths after 2 Shot Near West Seattle

    No kidding. I got a hell of a good smile out of that picture when I saw it. That kid has a seat on my boat anytime (especially winter blackmouth, just saying)
  483. TonyG

    Want to buy/borrow/rent pressure canner

    Vacuum seal & freeze!
  484. TonyG

    U Ship

    A lot of weight on the front of the 3 axles with the tongue so low!
  485. TonyG

    If you guys are missing the tuna and good weather

    NICE! "quilting fair". :rofl:
  486. TonyG

    Increase in aluminum boat prices

    Agreed. I only held my previous aluminum boat 4 years and only got $8k more for it than I paid...
  487. TonyG

    Raising the trailer tongue

    That's like having "spare" beer.
  488. TonyG

    Does the Yamaha T9.9 have power tilt problems?

    I have right at 450hrs on my 25HT with no issues in use since new, March 2015.
  489. TonyG

    lots of new fishing gear

    Getting old I guess.
  490. TonyG

    lots of new fishing gear

    You caught WHAT?
  491. TonyG

    Boat extinguishers - what do you use.

    Thx All, of my 4 kidde marine extinguishers, only 1 is recalled. Plus 1 of my garage ones and one of my house ones. Cheers, -tony
  492. TonyG

    Boat extinguishers - what do you use.

    They meet the specs, they are just not good. They said that the all-plastic ones tend to break when you are in an adrenaline-fueled situation. Suggested non-plastic. Both of the B-II kidde ones I have are plastic handle/actuator types.
  493. TonyG

    2 small motors, 2 stroke, electric

    same. work fine on CL link. I'm not at all in the market but curious. when was the Yamaha made? I've not seen one.
  494. TonyG

    Makaria 16 sheared reel seat screw

    My opinion, you asked, so suggest getting a pro to do it.
  495. TonyG

    Boat extinguishers - what do you use.

    I want to replace the extinguishers on my boats. On my salty boat the last boarding the coasties said my kiddie extinguishers were shitty and suggested replacing with more reliable ones. I like people who are candid. It's off season. Need two for the NR, 1 for the alumaweld. I do not want...
  496. TonyG

    Forget EOH - try this!

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/audience/david-whitley/os-ae-florida-man-hitch-david-whitley-1029-story.html
  497. TonyG

    Fuck yeah

    you rise above this bullshit mike. nice to know you
  498. TonyG

    Fuck yeah

    This literally makes no sense at all. WTF? @Reel Hooker posted a cool pic and you shit on it? I'm not qualified to serve at this point for sure, but I'm in a different 1% and we help in a different way. WTF?
  499. TonyG

    2004 Almar Sounder 32', twin Yanmar diesels and twin Hamilton jets.

    Cool boat - but for one of that size, personally, I'm looking for a walk around.
  500. TonyG

    Deep water life vest

    I have a half dozen of these. I trust the Mustang brand and these new HIT are effective and comfortable. Mustang Hit Inflatable Automatic Pfd - Red/Black
  501. TonyG

    Raising the trailer tongue

    I assume this is dual axle. you want equal weight on both axles(level). regardless of EOH, and you should get it, you need air bags or a taller ball hitch. both are available. also eoh
  502. TonyG

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    some excellent online videos demonstrating the technique. have a look.
  503. TonyG

    Boat Pictures

    Cannot tell you how proud I am of my goofy 10 yr old and the pride he takes in helping me keep stuff clean.
  504. TonyG

    Boat Pictures

    my trailer queens
  505. TonyG

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    Describe the "improved" part. :rofl:
  506. TonyG

    Need trailer brakes

    How were the bearings on the oil bath?
  507. TonyG

    Lookey what I found

    I can't get enough of watching orcas and kill seals and sea lions. Oldie but still awesome.
  508. TonyG

    Battlefish review

    my initial response, to which you took offense, was to aaron walker, not you. i do not know you.
  509. TonyG

    Boat Pictures

    Hell yes - this is a better thread. Your journey.
  510. TonyG

    Boat Pictures

    and now she hates you? she and the twins have a safe house up in snohomish.
  511. TonyG

    Heads up on 2015-17 Ez-loader trailers w/ UFP disc brakes

    how did you notice or spot them - did you pull wheels and look?
  512. TonyG

    Battlefish review

    Mouthy idiot here (glad you didn't say fucking asshole by the way - though it would not hurt my tender ears). I find it refreshing a show that is trying to be real and not play the game. Dudes talk shit on my boat and the boats I know - and clearly the boats on the show. I didn't notice...
  513. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    google http://www.evinrudenation.com/owner-zone/emm-unwrapped/
  514. TonyG

    Battlefish review

    I did not notice the swearing. Don't talk abnormally for the show! Go fish and record! Gilmore girls is still available to stream if the swearing on battlefish bothers you.
  515. TonyG

    RIP Paul Allen

    reflection of constituents - and ditto the other sad excuses in office.
  516. TonyG

    RIP Paul Allen

    I saw that too. Reprehensible, inappropriate bullshit.
  517. TonyG

    Just dodged a bullet.

    I was hoping to skip this part of the story. Shit.
  518. TonyG

    Need trailer brakes

    You did John! Others talk vaguely about seasons and it's hard to square away all the comments. Based on my truck, I have about 4500 miles on my trailer (4th season underway). I recently pulled 2 of the 4 wheels and the brakes look good with lots of wear left on the pads and calipers are...
  519. TonyG

    Need trailer brakes

    Seems a lot more relevant to talk about estimated miles than seasons.
  520. TonyG

    Just dodged a bullet.

    And to be clear, I called the coast guard as soon as I read the OP. Then I salvaged
  521. TonyG

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    Love to hear the truth on this whole picture. Doubt I ever will. Lots of dodgy stuff here. :smoking33:
  522. TonyG

    RIP Paul Allen

    Really sorry man.
  523. TonyG

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    You forgot the part about how the boat owner and the salvage dude had this pre-arranged. Makes the whole thing a more fun story and if you are speculating, go for broke. I'm sort of surprised that mercury still makes the optimax in 2017. Why is nobody focused on this.
  524. TonyG

    Any one have a lead on a boat trailer for sale.

    Too soon? (hell no!) :)
  525. TonyG

    Snips

    Exactly. I keep them on my belt and in a cup holder just inside the cabin and they last a bit. WD40 helps. The ones on my river sled last long. But throwaway.
  526. TonyG

    Snips

    Yup - that's the one. I have a bunch. They are awesome.
  527. TonyG

    Finally building

    my boat clears the door with a bit less than 3" to spare...
  528. TonyG

    Oxe Diesel Outboard Demo Boat

    It certainly brings back memories that smell. Lots of time inner tubing behind the fishing boat as a kid. Later in life, reminds me of snowmobiles in the antarctic. Also though, getting sick back trolling into the breeze to hold position. I don't miss it but it does bring back memories...
  529. TonyG

    Finally building

    14' door! don't make the 12' mistake I did
  530. TonyG

    2004 sounder at gov deals

    How many hours can you expect on those - I have zero clue. 6300 seems like a pretty good run already.
  531. TonyG

    Oxe Diesel Outboard Demo Boat

    Eric already rolls blue coal, this would be a minor change.
  532. TonyG

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    If it takes you 5 minutes to tie that simple knot, then for sure it is not for you. Completely agree. It's also possible to have FG's on your rigs when you go out (because they are stronger and pass the guides better) and then you mend breaks in the heat of the action with the knot you can...
  533. TonyG

    E-15 Yipee!

    Except the cost of outboards are still kind of based on market value. Each and all has some govt subsidy. Mostly still, based on kind of free market value. This shit ethanol is subsidized by you and me. Govt up my ass and in my boat. It sucks. Bring on the diesel OBs!
  534. TonyG

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    FG Knot suggested is just as easy, stronger and by definition the thinnest knot possible. I used to do the Albright as well.
  535. TonyG

    E-15 Yipee!

    At taxpayer expense. Cost much subsidy to make that shit low-energy fuel. In fair market, it'd never exist.
  536. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    Agree - also using yamaha ring-free is helpful as well.
  537. TonyG

    Deck Boot Reviews

    Thx - Will look - all I saw was that Grundens was in WP and doing live swaps during WTC.
  538. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    I don't want to alarm you - but from the picture, it looks like you are burning oil.
  539. TonyG

    Deck Boot Reviews

    Any details on that?
  540. TonyG

    Dont cook your tuna bellies

    holy shit that looks good. I'll be doing the same soon.
  541. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    Bash or praise! Nobody mentioned honda in 3 pages as I stated.
  542. TonyG

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    In summary, in my read of the thread, they didn't feel it was necessary. Also in summary, I don't think anyone else agrees with this call.
  543. TonyG

    New Rain-Gear Advice

    I have old school regular PVC grundens and those are best for getting bloody. I have been trying a new set of gundens that's a lot lighter the past couple years and I like them. But I don't fish 100days a year and they may not last long...
  544. TonyG

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    Switched over a while back. Easy to tie, top strength and perfectly clean through the guides. Any of you use it?
  545. TonyG

    Where did the warm water go?

    A1-3 & 4 west open year around. Several areas re-opened today in puget sound through end of year. https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/ Seasons/Rules Marine Area Status Days Open Opening Date Closing Date View 1 - South Coast/Pacific Ocean OPEN Everyday Year-round View 1 - Columbia...
  546. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    3 pages deep and nobody has praised or shit on honda yet. Apparently all outboards brands are perfect or dogshit - so what about Honda?
  547. TonyG

    Transducer interference update.

    Agreed - & where the gain is much higher if on auto.
  548. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    Check out the big boy fleet down south and see what they run. Verados and Yamaha. Guess you had a bad experience with verado.
  549. TonyG

    Cost of New Outboards?

    I had very good luck with my Verado. I miss how quiet it was too. Also power steering. Zero issues in 500hrs.
  550. TonyG

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    I have gotten my cannons to behave nicely with modifications. They have some great features. But I really would never recommend them to anyone. Stay scotty.
  551. TonyG

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    Any luck in recovery on these?
  552. TonyG

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    NOT TRUE! (I'll float you some $$$ to cover the expense!) :-) The cool thing here as in many threads is how much people value their personal little bit of experience compared to facts or compared to actual experts and captains. "Well, I've never seen..." blah blah blah. Facts don't give a...
  553. TonyG

    Where did the warm water go?

    Thx for the report.
  554. TonyG

    Anybody running for Tuna this week?

    wish I was doing that. I'm even in san diego!
  555. TonyG

    9/28 JUMPERS!

    SOB! Part of getting older is realizing that what I can do isn't always what I should do.
  556. TonyG

    Diesel 31 Boston Whaler $28K

    Sexy looking boat. 30kts is sick.
  557. TonyG

    9/27 Sekiu Tuna... or Mackerel???

    I have noticed that pink salmon also taste like excellent crab.
  558. TonyG

    9/28 JUMPERS!

    check out this thread for a.few pics https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/any-tuna-in-wa.700495/
  559. TonyG

    New bottom blue kao

    nice bottom
  560. TonyG

    9/28 JUMPERS!

    Had an awesome day Friday fishing with @Tailwalker , @Swede and some new folks I just met. We bombed out of port and made a long run SW about 60 miles. We set up 4 troll rods and started exploring. We started seeing single fish at 100', 75' almost immediately and pretty consistently...
  561. TonyG

    Any tuna in WA?

    You have a damned keen eye Mike.
  562. TonyG

    Any tuna in WA?

    Really? Best? I was promised a plugged boat of mackerel. all we got were these.
  563. TonyG

    Let’s name RTB’s new boat for him

    I thought you had thigh gap on reserve
  564. TonyG

    Let’s name RTB’s new boat for him

    guess it was worth repeating? :devil:
  565. TonyG

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    SHIT! Sorry dude. The green power pro should help them be spotted.
  566. TonyG

    Battlefish on Netflix

    How's this season been for you guys - better?
  567. TonyG

    The Choice

    agreed. and importantly it is a self-bailer. Bastard! I'm fine with monogamy now, just saying if to do over, twins. & if I desired twin upgrade, it'd be simplest (and coolest) just to strap on another 300 on my boat and roll out. I only have a piddly 350 hrs on my 300 so until I get my...
  568. TonyG

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Watched the series with my 10yr old dude. You all can be proud of not leaving anything on the field in your battle for your daughter. Overwhelmingly sad. Next series, trim back to the boats that know WTF they are doing and give us a closer look. Way more entertaining to watch well-oiled...
  569. TonyG

    The Choice

    I admit sheepishly, 200 twins are sexy. Knowing a bit about how your boat performs Mike, I'd definitely have gone that route. But the 300 pushes my boat great and dry weight is 1K# heavier than the new 25' Alaskan. That Alaskan (and my boat) run beautifully with the 300.
  570. TonyG

    The Choice

    Dry hull for mine is 5500#
  571. TonyG

    The Choice

    I cant find a dry hull weight on the new 25 but based on the other boats in the line, that hull is about 1000-1500# lighter than my 26' NR OS. 300HP gets me to about 45MPH and has no issue with a full load of ice and tuna and beer.
  572. TonyG

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    THIS. It's a proven scam to get you to buy more. But I definitely do look at expiration date of the medicine I use. It's proven that if this shit is way out of date, it's not too tasty.
  573. TonyG

    Expired Transderm Scop patches

    would not hesitate to use.
  574. TonyG

    So, who’s going to pull the trigger on this???

    Cause nobody made any sort of sex joke. Yet.
  575. TonyG

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Season down. Much respect for your approach. It'd be more interesting to me to see the details and forget the rest of the fleet. I've seen you out there on the grounds before and didn't realize you were commercial. Hell of a boat.
  576. TonyG

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Problem is that I'm DYIING to see what is actually going on with the fishing. Instead of an invented drama, as a dude who fishes albacore, I'd like to see a documentary. I don't give a shit about the competition. I want to see what you are looking at for charts, what you look for on the...
  577. TonyG

    Everett Derby Roll Call

    TIDES! https://www.wunderground.com/MAR/PZ/135.html
  578. TonyG

    Everett derby lodging

    Precisely why I'll not be fishing out of everett this weekend. Unfortunately the Snohomish system will also be a shitshow so I'm unlikely to get the sled out either.
  579. TonyG

    How Do I Contact A BD Administrator

    Talk to @dragonballs - he has a special way to get in contact with Admins.
  580. TonyG

    Everett derby lodging

    seriously funny shit right there.
  581. TonyG

    Feels like Christmas

    Plz post Images of progress!
  582. TonyG

    Go ahead and flip me crap, I deserve it. Help needed!

    @Team Tom Could you describe what you did when that happened? I'd love to avoid it.
  583. TonyG

    2019 WYC Dares?

    All evidence is that he clubs tuna. Not the reverse.
  584. TonyG

    Beach Coho

    Very cool. Beach fishing is fun.
  585. TonyG

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    Repeat - hit the DSC ASAP!. I also have DSC on one of my handhelds in my ditch bag. Jackets. Deploy the raft - you don't want to wait (and gamble) on auto-deploy and no need to get wet if you can avoid it. Ditch bag. Activate EPIRB. PLBs. If I have time, I'm probably going to swap my...
  586. TonyG

    Question on Boat Electronics

    You mean Capn Poon?
  587. TonyG

    Colt Snipers/Shimano Flat Falls

    3 rivers has a all kinds of the shimano and other jigs. Flatfall, butterfly etc.
  588. TonyG

    Tuna this Sunday 9/16

    @goatram We trolled past each other out there Saturday. We got peanuts but one really nice fish. Screwed up the one bait stop where we had tuna boiling on the chum. I personally found the running quite nice both out and in. I was a little surprised to hear people on the radio talking about...
  589. TonyG

    Feels like Christmas

    Heard & understood. I put Sept on the shelf this year. Zero travel. Except to places like WP tomorrow.
  590. TonyG

    Feels like Christmas

    FINALLY!
  591. TonyG

    Overnight Tuna Float

    Funny shit right there
  592. TonyG

    Feels like Christmas

    I have the TM275LHW - equivalent transom mount. I love it. High power cone chirp is the most useful sonar yet.
  593. TonyG

    Anyone Going for Tuna 9/15?

    The Goat you mean
  594. TonyG

    Anyone Going for Tuna 9/15?

    i qualify as new crew!
  595. TonyG

    Yamaha help needed

    sucks. good luck getting it fixed.
  596. TonyG

    Anyone Going for Tuna 9/15?

    If fairness, I think there was a brief moment on saturday when you were not fully hammer down. :rockin:
  597. TonyG

    Parker 2310 Walkaround For Sale

    drive it like you stole it. cause you definitely did. I missed this or I'd probably have bought and flipped it. enjoy! the first 10-15k you put in that boat is the house's money!
  598. TonyG

    Are you fnn kidding me?

    Butt over Brisket?
  599. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    I suppose it depends a lot on how much braking you set up for the trailer. I took delivery of my boat about 6 months after you did but I have more than 5K miles on my trailer. Fortunately, brake pad replacement is simple as long as you don't let them go too thin and damage the rotor and/or...
  600. TonyG

    Rising Insurance Rates

    I'll give you $103k cash today for your little cutie! I could use a capable tender boat. I can pick it up later today. I don't know what's going on and the person I talked to was uncharacteristically unhelpful at Pemco. They wanted me to submit a pile of receipts to start the process of...
  601. TonyG

    Rising Insurance Rates

    @kdubinwa, heads up - I've been with Pemco since 1993 (trucks, house, mariner etc). I recently received a letter stating that the agreed value had changed. I called and asked about this and was told it was "based on NADA". The value they have placed on my 26' NR OS is $45,000 including...
  602. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    This is a great idea. The carpet serves no purpose. On my last boat the bunks were synthetic boards. Synthetic with the slick pieces would be perfect. Also SS.
  603. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    same. 100% on the religious fresh water. main beams look good. lots of brackets and screws corroding. Would like to get the hardware swapped out with SS.
  604. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Thx for the update. I pulled off my 4 and inspected the brakes. Rotors are smooth, pads are still decent. It does not seem to make functional difference but I am not super happy with how many things are already corroding on a trailer that's only been in service since March 2015.
  605. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    @Chasin' Tail What did you end up doing with your trailer Mike?
  606. TonyG

    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    I have a hard time with people that don't get the reference to Crazy Ivans. Nice job to you all.
  607. TonyG

    Borrow a Kill Bag or 2?

    Best part was getting a demo from the bride to be how the cock and balls straw extended. regret not asking for repeated demos. shame on me
  608. TonyG

    Borrow a Kill Bag or 2?

    Good fishing with you jokers & thanks for the gift @Swede, very considerate. We don't have to cling to the bachelorette story (Raymond 15s by the way).
  609. TonyG

    Are you fnn kidding me?

    I'd spend more time grilling and less time reading.
  610. TonyG

    Anyone rolling 9-7 for tuna?

    You going?
  611. TonyG

    Will one of you guys buy this!!

    The dance floor is indoors. Includes a pole.
  612. TonyG

    WP Tuna is WFO

    Since it will be your own boat, can you name this one "Thigh Gap"
  613. TonyG

    Westport-tailwalking it

    Or didn't keep heavy fish to weigh you down. Or skipped bringing beers. Lots of good ideas.
  614. TonyG

    fishing Coho without the downriggers ??

    I love the myth that if you go faster you can necessarily avoid dogs. This was coho, we were rolling fast. On possession bar the dogs were everywhere. Hell, there was one in the first crab pot we pulled. Off the bar doggies were a lot less prevalent. Speed is not irrelevant but it's no...
  615. TonyG

    WP Tuna is WFO

    Given that, might delete the picture and update the 2017 Lumacat status in your signature! :frehya2:
  616. TonyG

    Westport-tailwalking it

    If you wait until you get back you are a jackass. My opinion.
  617. TonyG

    fishing Coho without the downriggers ??

    Dogfish? Fished puget coho in A9 yesterday and even if a strip of herring on a hoochie or scent on a spoon, the doggies were on us doggie style.
  618. TonyG

    Where can I get a 15 amp 250v fuse?

    Order one from amazon so it's on the way. Cause you should have a spare. Get one faster locally in the interim if you can - but at least one is on the way. Sorry I don't have a source.
  619. TonyG

    Neah bay sorta

    This is not new. Previously you called canada border control and got checked in and received a confirmation number. Now you go to the WDFW web site and do it (and get an email with the confirmation number). New system is faster. If you get checked, you need to provide the border...
  620. TonyG

    Might just be time to quit this damn state!

    Sounds like it's going to get a lot easier to get a prime slip @ westport. Unless you all are like the pile of celebrities that pledged to move to Canada if Trump was elected.
  621. TonyG

    Anyone for quad Yamaha 425s?

    Is that being built for you @Cohoho?
  622. TonyG

    Waterproof tote bag

    I have a few of these from when I used to do raft camping up in BC. Then I used a couple in my open 20' sled for years. Zippers still work well. https://www.seallinegear.com/zip-duffle
  623. TonyG

    MA 2 Westport, salmon news

    Did you order it with the offroad skid plates? Just asking.
  624. TonyG

    Swap even stevens

    That makes a big difference. I actually bought two more of those rings to go around the boom and added SS Eye Bolts to those. So I still jave the original rings with the weight J-hook. Either way, adding the Eye Bolt for perfect feed is key. The other key is to swap over to...
  625. TonyG

    21' Parker Center Console - barely used

    That's a heck of a deal. GLWS
  626. TonyG

    Swap even stevens

    I have the Digitrolls as well and it took me a while to tweak them to working well. E.g. no stacking. If you, or your buyer is interested, I'm happy to share my tips. The biggest of which is to add a permanent guide to ensure the line feeds to the center of the spool and not the down-hill...
  627. TonyG

    Best place to buy Trailer Brakes?

    Chris - do I remember right that your EZ trailer has packed bearings or are they oil bath. I'm 3.5 years in on my trailer and have done nothing to brakes or bearings. Mine are oil bath and appear to be good. I've been wondering about doing a brake job. Interested to find out what Mike...
  628. TonyG

    Sure Sounds Slow for Albacore....

    It's been horseshit slow for me but I'm in fucking Orlando. Sounds like the guys getting out are finding fish now. Hoping it turns on sustanably for a while. Also that someone will let me ho since I can't get my fishing world together due to work!
  629. TonyG

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,sort of

    I didnt even know about this kind! Thank you.
  630. TonyG

    New electronics advice needed

    Don't cheap out on the transducer. Get a 1kW Airmar chirp - in-hull or transom mount. Makes a huge diffrence with Ray/Garmin. Not sure about Lowrance.
  631. TonyG

    Washdown pump replacement

    @Team Sency - might be worth getting a set of these (or similar). Klein-Tools-3-Piece-Screw-Holding-Screwdriver-Set This set is ok for occasional use and cheap enough that if you need to modify like welding on a longer extension, it's no big deal. There are better for sure though
  632. TonyG

    27 Almar Sounder

    Bummer of a doghouse on that boat - but looks in decent shape.
  633. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    We went out and whacked a bunch of kings on friday/sat/sunday then played with coho in excellent ocean conditions. If you want to credit my attitudes for the early closure, go ahead - though my boat's coho impact to the quota was exactly zero. I don't begrudge people catch and kill coho just...
  634. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    Also - coho are consistently in close, not offshore where I fish or i'd have never been able to get to them back in the day. Look at the 14' alaskan in the first picture. Think kelp, like your king.
  635. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    Great fish. I have trophy shots too. But most folks don't have the background or equipment to get those fish. I can play the high grade picture game too. This fish was on a couple hooks and a herring down in commencement bay about 28 years ago. I wish to fuck I'd have had a fatty glasply...
  636. TonyG

    Atta bouy

    Considered it but steering my trailer queen up to Neah for the weekend instead.
  637. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    So who gets to fish. Only those with fatty 5th boats like mine? Or me, 30 years ago without a pot to piss in scrapping my way out to whack a Coho and get engaged to learn the fishery.
  638. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    There was a hell of a long time of my life when I couldn't just buy boats and trucks with cash. I could not fish kings, tuna because I didn't have the equipment. I started by renting kicker boats out of clallam bay and catching coho. Guess I was fucking stupid. Actually I was fucking...
  639. TonyG

    Any word on 2 kings a day in Westport yet?

    see MA4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13.
  640. TonyG

    Neah 10-13 Aug

    Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13.
  641. TonyG

    Neah 10-13 Aug

    Hitting the coho quota it appears. https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/ocean/#neah
  642. TonyG

    Costco tire service

    Discount for sure. They are the best and know WTF they are doing - and they beat Costco prices. Also they are far more convenient and do free lifetime rotations. Twice they fetched a blown trailer tire from my truck, replaced it, had it, back in my truck in the time it took me to pay.
  643. TonyG

    Cast for Kids, 8 Sept 2018

    Laurence has a larger boat than yours Kurt? I am supposed to be out of town that weekend but I would love to help out. I've never once dipped my NR in the fresh water. I don't know if it would work in the fresh!?
  644. TonyG

    Neah... Aug 3-4

    That's what you get when you have soft benches and cushions on the rails! :) Nobody mistakenly falls asleep with their head on my rails unless they are dead.
  645. TonyG

    Neah 10-13 Aug

    Just keep looking around til you find a prediction you like. Here: https://www.wunderground.com/MAR/PZ/130.html
  646. TonyG

    Neah 10-13 Aug

    Returning for round 3 @Neah Bay. Was hoping tuna would be more reliable at this point or we'd be heading down to WP. If any of you jokers are going to be at Neah, give a shout. I think I'm on D-12 this time. -tony
  647. TonyG

    2018 WTC - overall impressions

    @goatram Shit - is it too late for $ donation goat? I f'd up and didnt get it done last week while traveling. Otherwise I can go straight to the food bank.
  648. TonyG

    17 Foot Mako in trouble!

    Depends. When I cross the border at blaine, it switches over to CA service on the exact boundary line. At sea, it does not.
  649. TonyG

    17 Foot Mako in trouble!

    What's her number?
  650. TonyG

    17 Foot Mako in trouble!

    On verizon, every time I drive out there, just before I get to snow creek, I get a notfication about latching on to Canada. But then it stays on USA Verizon no matter how far out I go into canada on the water.
  651. TonyG

    WTB tuna jig rod

    Wrong only if you are left handed.
  652. TonyG

    Paint my Yamaha?

    What goat said:
  653. TonyG

    17 Foot Mako in trouble!

    For Neah and San Juans alone, I'd never consider converting from Verizon.
  654. TonyG

    Grundens Boot Swap this Weekend at Englunds - FREE SHIT

    Wonder if I can get in on that action somehow w/o being there this weekend. Love the feel and comfort of my Grunden boots, but I got them just after they came out and they are somewhat slippery.
  655. TonyG

    Smoking Fourstroke Kicker - Should I buy?

    Expected for an ETec, not for a Yamaha 4. PASS
  656. TonyG

    Need a favor...

    I am a doctor of sorts, I prescribe:
  657. TonyG

    How do i find best fishing product reviews?

    I'm not going to say why. but I know that's not your mom. :boobies:
  658. TonyG

    Coastguard Cocktail

    nailed it.
  659. TonyG

    Northern Tuna

    There are a pile of fellow "idiots" on this board. Great report.
  660. TonyG

    How do i find best fishing product reviews?

    by random people with random agendas... though maybe this was meant as sarcasm. I second the suggestion of talking to local shops. They are not trying to sell you 1/2 assed stuff because they want you back.
  661. TonyG

    Tuna, Blind run

    If you have done overnights in the past, do you ever fish at night? Ever get in on a tuna bite? Wonder what it'd be like in these strong full-moon phases. Doubt I'll ever do it but sounds very cool.
  662. TonyG

    Neah 2018, Round 2 with kids!

    I have never posed with a fish like that. I don't know where it came from but he's been doing it for some time now and it's funny. Especially with the lings. I suppose I laugh and it encourages the little joker.
  663. TonyG

    Neah 2018, Round 2 with kids!

    On trip 1 my buddy and I went out and got limits of the queen's kings, rocks & lings per normal. But I don't tend to post those trips.
  664. TonyG

    WTC Weather

    THat is a beautifully-formed sentence.
  665. TonyG

    Anybody salmon fishing 7/29?

    My buddy and I launched out of everett, but we didn't make it out around to WP. We fished PNP/Pilot Pt area and had 2 nice clipped fish by 08:00 - before finishing our first Coors. Close to bottom, 150' deep or so. Ace-hi on one, cookies & cream coho killer on the other. Drifted around the...
  666. TonyG

    Anybody salmon fishing 7/29?

    And I think I'd stop up at swiftsure if I was making the traverse!
  667. TonyG

    The good, the bad, the ugly

    Cool story. How much Banquet did you bring for the boat? Just asking.
  668. TonyG

    The good, the bad, the ugly

    Holy shit that's not good anywhere. Glad it worked out. Not trivial in the best of conditions. Thx for the report @Walker Inc. Word out to all the assholes that shit on the USCG because they board us to make sure we have proper safety gear. You will be crying like a little bitch with...
  669. TonyG

    Neah 2018, Round 2 with kids!

    My son, buddy, his son and I fished 3 days @ Neah this week. Sun/Mon/Tues and we had a hell of a fun time. @Chtucker note that we are out there breaking the law with inflatables as well for our kids. Day 1 we just got kids into rockfish and lings. Day 2 it was blowing a bit and a little...
  670. TonyG

    Anybody salmon fishing 7/29?

    Yes indeed. Launching 05:30 but out of Everett...
  671. TonyG

    Food DRIVE at the WTC, Goatram Challenge

    Cannot beat $$- per Goat's OP. They buy what they need, they get it at better price than we can. It seems oddly like cheating but it is not.
  672. TonyG

    EGR Delete

    What's it get you other than not buying the cheap DEF?
  673. TonyG

    Well That Was Fast; A9 Closes 7/23

    alarming how tiny the fish were overall in the zillions of hero shots.
  674. TonyG

    21,000 triple axle trailer aluminum I beam

    funny - thx for the heads up.
  675. TonyG

    Downrigger control system

    My Cannon digi trolls have this built in. I've never bothered to get the transducer required because of the issues Rod mentions. Also, variable blowback based on troll speed and currents makes it silly. Can't work that well for my trolling for salmon applications.
  676. TonyG

    Tuna seat

    Dont fuck up and bring any less than a 24pack of proper coors. It's beer intensive when you get into fish. It is also when you are not into fish.
  677. TonyG

    Tuna seat

    @Jdubbs75 you'd be an asshole not to jump on this. Just saying. Pro tip, when the tuna make a good run, slam that thumb down on the spool to stop them.
  678. TonyG

    Marine Survayor

    I'd rather juggle two horses for a bit than walk while I find and break in a new one.
  679. TonyG

    Marine Survayor

    Hope it works out, can't wait to see the upgrade!
  680. TonyG

    Blue Kai for sale

    TTT GLWS - should sell quickly. That's one hell of a deal. -tony
  681. TonyG

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    Don't you have to have a boat to fish either way? :jig:
  682. TonyG

    threaded drain question

    So damn funny because I had that exact same reaction.
  683. TonyG

    The right way and the wrong way to hold a fish.

    GREAT fish either way.
  684. TonyG

    Anyone going Albacore fishing tomorrow and want to work with me? Westport.

    Good for you guys! Did you find any partners? Wish I was down there to help. How's the commercial boat doing?
  685. TonyG

    Tuna trolling lure collection almost complete

    No. You are not alone.
  686. TonyG

    threaded drain question

    Interesting. That's a hell of a boat. Noted.
  687. TonyG

    threaded drain question

    Your sweet as hell seawolf does not have a drain plug?
  688. TonyG

    threaded drain question

    My 26' NR OS has a threaded plug from the factory.
  689. TonyG

    Cost effective Yami oil changes?

    hell, after 200hrs on those you are playing with the house's money. you are in bonus time. I'd stop adding oil.
  690. TonyG

    Cost effective Yami oil changes?

    I think you need more data! OP - even if you want to use the Yamaha stuff, you can order online, no shipping, no tax and better price. Plus you don't have to drive to get it.
  691. TonyG

    Slick Bunks Glides?

    WD40. Old school bait scent
  692. TonyG

    2 pricks on the same salmon grounds today

    Needs a video on u-tube so you can shame him properly. Launching and retrieving is supposed to be an adventure not a well-oiled procedure.
  693. TonyG

    Favorite P "fill in the blank" T junk food on board

    My buddy makes awesome breakfast burritos which are a staple. I make a few loaded pizzas the night before a trip and we have cold pizza for lunch. Often break out some spicy chicharrones. Coors pairings throughout.