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  1. PassTheSoySauce

    Anyone know a place to flush your motor close to shelter island San Diego?

    I store my boat at Campland, and yes you can flush your engine at the station they provide just left of the Ramp
  2. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    So after way too long between updates, here we go. After getting her in the water four times last year, she finally broke down. Luckily only 250ft from the dock. It ended up being the alternator which I easily identified. Regardless, it was late October and I decided to stop spending money...
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    0 for 50 on the San Diego

    It is for this exact reason that I just broke down and bought my own boat. I was fishing on the San Diego about 2 years ago and the Yellowfin bite was going off. I had 4 fish on board by 11am, all on bait, and decided to switch to an Iron. After fighting the crowd on the Bow a few casts...
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    Dana Mako

    My first day working on the Coral Sea out of H&M in 2001, I watched our captain free gaff a 5 foot mako off the port side using nothing but a sardine broken in half. Hooked it right through the nose as it came in for the sardine. He loved Mako marinated in Italian dressing, and I was the...
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    Boat Trailer Jacks

    The $30 one from Harbor Freight. I installed mine in 5 minutes and it works great.
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    WFO 182 Tuesday.....

    Can you say motivational imagery. time to fish! great report and congrats!
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    Wolf Pack Confirmed In California

    I wish I was as diplomatic. Well said.
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    Wolf Pack Confirmed In California

    nothing but pure BS and scare tactics. here are the real facts: wolf attacks on humans(All 50 US states since 1761): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wolf_attacks_in_North_America US wolf population(US): http://www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/aboutwolves/WolfPopUS.htm Mountain Lion Attacks...
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    Wolf Pack Confirmed In California

    a couple females, a male, and 5 pups. And you think we need a management plan?!?! The last time we managed them they disappeared. its time we let them manage themselves. In the meantime, lets watch the ecosystem of California return to what it used to be, just like Yellowstone has seen happen:
  10. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    She sounds and runs great! I have taken her out twice now, and am happy to say she chased down her first yellowfin just last week! Unfortunately I have a bad control cable which stopped working once we reached La Jolla on the way home. a quick stop for some rockies, and it stopped shifting...
  11. PassTheSoySauce

    She didn't sink...

    :jig:
  12. PassTheSoySauce

    She didn't sink...

    Did it work this time?
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    She didn't sink...

    Instead, she ran like she was just built yesterday. As some of you may know from months back, I have been working on a 1978 21' Fiberform walk around/cuddy cabin. I Had to outsource some of the major engine and outdrive work, but was able to finish the rest myself. She ended up being a...
  14. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    ******************UPDATE******************* Ok, so after 11 months, $13,000, and a lot of headaches and restless nights. THE BOAT IS READY FOR WATER!!! So I ended up hiring a mechanic to finish the engine/sterndrive work. And it took him 4 months (mostly doing nothing) to finish her...
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    Ringed Hooks?

    Talk about a negative Nancy. Dude you need to go fishing or something. BTW you forgot the ' in wasn't. Apparently we are pointing out anything worth picking on now. Cheers Nancy.
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    Ringed Hooks?

    I think its hilarious when some folks on this board change the topic to insult the "new generation" of fisherman. Not exactly sure where you were going with that one bud. But for the record I own zero 2 speeds, and my trolling reels are 35 year old Penn Senators. :nutkick: Maybe I am a...
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    Ringed Hooks?

    1) carry your own pliers. I always take care of my own fish 2)by not retie, I mean all I have to do is snap open a swivel and replace the rig. 1 minute vs 5 seconds 3)the flouro leaders will hold up to 2 or 3 fish no prob. When I went on the San Diego with my buddy last year, I boated 5 fish...
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    Ringed Hooks?

    x2 on the ringed flyliners. They are $9 - $10 per 5 pack, and they have only broken off after I have caught 2 or 3 fish on the same rig. Every time I have used them I have out fished my buddies. It is well worth the cost to not have to retie in the middle of a hot bite. I will never use a...
  19. PassTheSoySauce

    I need a trout pole...

    Awesome, thanks! I will check those out. I was just looking at the Cousins Raze Series. How are they compared to Phenix rods?
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    Update on BFT bag limit/closure....

    Your whole statement just proves your ignorance. black sea bass? really? It sounds to me like you just don't care. Period.
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    I need a trout pole...

    So, I am in the market for a light tackle option for both inshore and offshore. I already have 2 great offshore rigs, the smallest being an 8' Shimano Teramar TMC80MH paired with a Diawa Sealine 20. I love this rig the most for offshore because it is light and has great action. I also have a...
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    Update on BFT bag limit/closure....

    Unless you have a blast chiller in the garage, than your freezer sucks too buddy. And Vacuum sealing does a great job at protecting the meat from the elements and oxygen, preserving flavor (not texture), but it doesn't do sh*t when it comes to freezing the fish. Your fish, believe it or not...
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    Custom Half Tower on a Grady White Walkaround

    I would love to upgrade my bimini maybe next winter, what does something like that cost to have made? That looks like it would almost bolt right on to my vessel. Great job, it looks awesome!
  24. PassTheSoySauce

    A thought about fish management

    I get that. let the Japanese fish them in their own waters, which the Mexican government may just make them do if they continue to whittle down the fishing seasons like they have recently.
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    A thought about fish management

    and just to be clear, I meant for other fish besides but including bluefin
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    A thought about fish management

    I guess it seems that the pressure on commercial fleets has been moving so fast against the their presence, that eventually like any industry at some point it gets to expensive to play the game. and I have heard that they are making strides on being able to successfully breed bluefin in captivity.
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    Mexico Closes Bluefin All of 2015?

    http://tagagiant.blogspot.com/2011/06/landmark-study-published-on-pacific.html here is an interesting read. Please pay specific attention to the last paragraph. Its sad how 600 out of the tagged 655 fish were recaptured by fishermen. How can you say that our fishery isn't in decline?
  28. PassTheSoySauce

    A thought about fish management

    I believe you are saying that the commercial bluefin industry is going to be closed permanently. I agree. If they don't stop it then we will not see this species for long, they way they can track schools from the air is just destroying their chances of surviving. I just want to be able to see...
  29. PassTheSoySauce

    A thought about fish management

    If the population of young fish can start to increase, it wont be long before the size of those fish increase as well. I've seen a lot of toad white seabass being caught these days!
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    A thought about fish management

    I've fished my whole life, and love the sport more than my own personal records. And I never said you couldn't catch and release.
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    A thought about fish management

    So since I was a kid taking Marine Biology in high school, I have questioned our approach to fishery management. Being a fan of Wicked Tuna, it makes me think even more, how our idea of taking only the big boys isn't such a great idea. If we take the majority of the large fish, who produce...
  32. PassTheSoySauce

    Mexico Closes Bluefin All of 2015?

    I hate to say it, but if Bluefin numbers don't start to recover, than I wouldn't expect to fish them in the future at all. Its a sad reality. With the fact that they migrate throughout the pacific, they are targeted constantly throughout their migration. It seems now that more and more fish...
  33. PassTheSoySauce

    Boat Mechanic Needed Desperately

    That was the plan, but unfortunately I ran out of time. I open a restaurant in less than a month. I did replace the entire ignition system, new water pump and new steering system myself. I guess I just get worried when it comes to combustion engines themselves. I plan on being the...
  34. PassTheSoySauce

    Boat Mechanic Needed Desperately

    Meeting him on Monday!
  35. PassTheSoySauce

    Boat Mechanic Needed Desperately

    Sorry, located at Campland on the Bay (Mission Bay) in San Diego
  36. PassTheSoySauce

    Boat Mechanic Needed Desperately

    Hey everyone, So while I was replacing my risers last year and checking my exhaust manifolds, I broke a bolt off in my head during removal. I spent 2 months finding a mechanic, and then waited a month for him to come available. He came on recommendation from a friend who has used him for...
  37. PassTheSoySauce

    Older 2 stroke Yamaha mechanic in Point Loma?

    If we are talking about the same Robbie, he is great! He is primarily an OB mechanic, but he knows my engine(GM 305) and has been working on it over the past month. Unfortunately he is having some tough problems in his personal life and he has had to have someone else finish the job. So keep...
  38. PassTheSoySauce

    NOAA looking for input on how to best deter sea lions

    I always use a wrist rocket and some large split shots. they scare them but wont hurt em. Just don't aim for the head.
  39. PassTheSoySauce

    Daiwa Sealine 20 with 25lb line

    x2 for over 8 years. I still love that reel.
  40. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Yeah, it's the exhaust header. Thanks for the tip on the EDM, if I have issues I will check that out. I am heading down in a little bit to try and get that bolt out. If all goes well I may just have this thing in the water by next week. Wish me luck, I will post pics later tonight.
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    yeah, those wold be purchased marine grade. basically I understood it as: if you would replace it routinely than save the money and go automotive. if it is something that will be there for a while go marine grade.
  42. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Thank you for the tips i'm sorry for the late response. I had to spend a few weeks updating an outdated steering system and am happy to report it all went in without a hitch. So I went ahead and bought new bolts for the risers, and then ran a tap into the bolt holes on the exhaust manifolds. I...
  43. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    actually it will be a straight shot at the bolt, just a funky angle with the camera. I will have lots of pics once I tackle this guy. The Spark Plugs are just regular ole plugs from pep boys. When I went to buy the stuff from west marine, the guy told me not to waste my money on the marine...
  44. PassTheSoySauce

    things are good, I had to take some time off of the project while I located some parts that...

    things are good, I had to take some time off of the project while I located some parts that needed to be replaced for the steering system. if all goes as planned I will have her in the water with the next couple weeks. how is yours coming?
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    sorry, all of my pictures arent loading. lets try this again...
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    So I was able to take a picture of the inside of my drain. It looks just like yours with the small well for water to drain to. I want to figure out if there is another way to install an actual scupper instead of the flapper valves it is currently set up to accomadoate. The tube that goes...
  47. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Ok, So I went down the other day and replaced my helm and cable as well as installed a new steering mount onto the outdrive(interior). There are some pics of the new helm attached. I also got started dismantling the exhaust manifold on the left side so that I can remove the broken off bolt...
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Yes, that is what mine look like on the inside, but on the outside i have the duck bill that sticks out the back of the transom. I will take a picture if I can get it installed.
  49. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Nice Boat! I believe that is the exact same boat that I have. The original paperwork lists the engine as a 350, but yes it has a 2 barrel carb. You had mentioned replacing the u joint bellows on my outdrive. What is the difficulty level in replacing both of those? I believe I have a brand...
  50. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    I will post pictures next time I get to the boat. I don't have wells in the back corners like you do, in my case water flows directly to the stern through similar channels and then directly through the valves in the transom. Overflow heads down below the engine and out through the bilge.
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Thank you for the tips! I am having cooling issues, I attributed it to the new raw water pump not getting enough water from the rabbit ears. I could feel the water, along with air, spurting through all hoses. Water was also flushing in spurts directly from the pump when I loosened the hose...
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    The tube passes the hull, the "duck bill" snaps on to the end of the tube. Forward motion pushes water out the duck bill but will close once the boat stops or the deck is clear.
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Yeah I will, they look like this: It's crazy you don't have any scuppers. The kind I have are simple, but a pain in the ass to install.
  54. PassTheSoySauce

    So what is way out there?

    Nice reads, thanks for posting!
  55. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    I have since installed a new VHF radio and 8' antenna, as well as a new fish finder. All that's left before the big first voyage is to install a new rack and pinion steering system and install new automatic drain plugs, the ones that look like a duck bill. If anyone has tips on installing...
  56. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Once I reinstalled the exhaust system, I began to focus on the cooling system. I replaced the raw water pump, and cleaned out all of the hoses. They all seemed to be in good condition. I moved on to the fuel system. I replaced all of my fuel lines (48ft of them) and fuel filters. Checked...
  57. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Well, it's been a while since I posted, It's wedding season, and I'm a Chef. The important thing is, I have used my off time to get some work done on the boat. So after cleaning the exhaust manifolds, I took the time to clean them up and give them a fresh paint job. After curing, I...
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    So what is way out there?

    http://www.sportfishingmag.com/news/two-giant-swordfish-hooked-california-historic-deep-drop-attempts i read this last year, and was talking about it with a friend who also read it recently. Nice to know they are out there!
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    So what is way out there?

    I have been fishing offshore since I was a kid, and until recently, I never considered what lay past the normal albacore grounds. So what is out there? Usually I have stayed within 60 miles of any shoreline, but that was mostly due to fuel on a PB or time on a charter. So I thought I would...
  60. PassTheSoySauce

    1989 IMP 220 Sportsman

    Wow, your boat looks almost identical! Can't wait to see both our beauties (or beasts) in the water!
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Sorry for the delay in posting. I order my parts online and have been waiting patiently for them to arrive. T - 2 days and counting. My auxiliary gas tanks are exactly where you said and are extremely easy to get to. I will get some pics on Thursday when I finally can get back to work. Today...
  62. PassTheSoySauce

    New fish cleaning requirements for the Sporties?

    If the fish was bled properly then there shouldn't be an issue with quality due to the blood line or skin being left on. I would RATHER them leave the skin on so the don't rip it off and destroy half of the belly. A sharp knife will make for cleaner filets once you get home anyways, especially...
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Sorry, tig welder
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Thanks, the wood looks great. I do have 2 transom drains that expel water with forward motion, but the clear the deck of water, not the fish boxes. The fish boxes are located under those wood panels and are tiny as you said. Rock cod only. I want to have 2 aluminum boxes made to replace them...
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Ok, so here is the update on my progression: I have decided to utilize an old school technique and soak my exhaust manifolds in white distilled vinegar. This is a trick i learned in high school auto shop and will say it is the coolest trick ever! Overall they will spend a week to 10 days...
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    22' project boat on a budget

    Nice boat!! looks a lot like the project I just started. Mine has a similar setup in the engine compartment. i will be replacing my batteries, plugs, plug wires, coil and distributor cap, as well as the risers. My exhaust manifolds will be soaked in vinegar to clear out any corrosion buildup...
  67. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    The small ports had a bit of buildup at the connection point with the riser, however they look clean otherwise. I am going to soak them in an acid wash to remove any surface rust. the gasket seats are in good shape with little if any pitting.
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Ok, so I was able to take off the broken riser and while I was down there I took off the exhaust manifold for an cleaning and inspection. The riser is cracked and I will replace both, however the manifold was still in good shape. The small bit of corrosion in the manifold flaked off easily to...
  69. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    I will post more pics of the aux fuel tanks tomorrow. do you have any recommendations on removing old fuel from a tank? that will be step 1 this week.
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    The left one is located right behind the folded down seat in this picture, the other one is opposite next to the drivers seat
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Thanks man! It has been a dream for 20 years since i was a pinhead on the New Seaforth
  72. PassTheSoySauce

    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    here are some more pictures
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    1978 Fiber Form, 21ft

    Hey everyone, and welcome to my new project! I just picked this up from the previous owner's house yesterday evening, and have actually had time today to go through the owners manual and paperwork (every bit of it, dating back to the original bill of sale). The boat itself has been dry for 5...
  74. PassTheSoySauce

    Nothing at the 9 mile bank today

    We fished around the 9 mile yesterday and got lucky a mile short of it. found a patty with some nice 10# yellowtail on it. then we pulled a couple YFT off of it. left at 11am from MB, back by 4:45pm.
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    Trolling Techniques

    ok cool, that was kind of what i had in mind. I just wasn't sure if it was worth the possibility of losing the one fish to get more. but I guess with the slide he will stay buttoned for a minute.
  76. PassTheSoySauce

    Trolling Techniques

    So here it goes: my buddy and I have been fishing offshore on his 19.5 ft Mako CC that he bought last year. We went out on Monday and were able to hook up on a single YFT on the troll, but being that there were only 2 of us on the boat, we found there was a lack of manpower to effectively get...
  77. PassTheSoySauce

    Offshore Grand Slam!

    Thanks for the report, sounds like the fish are moving further north
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    Paddy Poaching

    However... that works too. Ha Ha Ha!
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    Paddy Poaching

    there is etiquette amongst most of us, but it is an open ocean
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    first YF of the season, point loma, 7/21

    We saw more life within 2 miles of point loma compared to the rest of our offshore trip. we even saw a calico chasing bait fish on the edge of the kelp while cruising at 25 knots. it was a big boy, and that bait fish was scared sh**less. unfortunately we were at the end of our day. My first...
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    first YF of the season, point loma, 7/21

    Nice save! Unfortunately ours were to far gone :(
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    first YF of the season, point loma, 7/21

    just got back from a short am trip out of SI on my buddies 20' Mako. left the ramp at 5:15 am and headed to the bait docks and got a nice scoop of medium sized sardines. Headed out to the 182 and dropped in our trolling lines. black/purple skirt, black/purple cedar, neon green skirt, and oh...
  83. PassTheSoySauce

    "Any word on that big tuna being caught"

    glad I bought my purple rapala yesterday, cause they will be sold out after everyone reads this thread
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    PB, Coronado Islands 6/30

    It definitely wasn't a sea lion. It hit the water like a large tuna. On its side, not leaving the water. The big sea lion in the area was enjoying a yellowtail that was at one point hanging from the San Diego. He was lovin life.
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    PB, Coronado Islands 6/30

    I might add, that while we were drifting the middle grounds, we had a massive silver ocean swimming thing hit the top of the water between us and the San Diego which was anchored to our south. It made three experienced fisherman scratch our heads. I joked it was a 900# dorado, because of the...
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    PB, Coronado Islands 6/30

    No worries, guess nobody else like sands dabs as much as we do ;)
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    PB, Coronado Islands 6/30

    Finally got out on the water with some friends and well, we got what we have been searching for. We took off from shelter island around 8:45 am, a bit later than we normally head out. We headed to the bait dock to try and catch some macs, and had no luck. The bait receiver only had medium...