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    La Lolla Bonito's and Dana Landing Crime report

    The answer is no. Unless you have a CCW, you can only transport your gun unloaded and in a locked container. Your trunk can be considered as a locked container if there is no direct access from inside car. Even if you have fishing poles, the weapons still need to be locked and unloaded...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    New Democrat infomercial:
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    La Lolla Bonito's and Dana Landing Crime report

    The section of the code that deals with exception on concealed carry during the transport and hunting/fishing is section 12027. Note, section 12025 regards the ban on concealment of weapons. The section 12027 takes exceptions on the section 12025 concealment rules. Subpart "g" allows licensed...
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    Looking for spotting scope recommendations

    The Long Eye Relief (LER) eyepiece lens makes a huge difference in viewing comfort. You don't have to squint anymore. You can even view the image with eyeglasses on. The reason why you prefer the binoculars is that it has a better eye relief and most likely has a lower power level. At lower...
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    FREE Stingray Hydrofoil Stabilizer

    Sexy. Looks like a butterfly thong.
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    Did captain lose my yellow?

    Next time, check your drag before you use it and don't let anyone touch it during a fight, including yourself. As for the knot, always check it after you tied the knot. Put it on a ring and pull HARD up to the breaking strength of the line. If it let go, do it again and again until your knot...
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    Retrofitting a Hook Keeper to an Existing Rod

    Problem is that it requires a reel clamp and does not work on rods with a trigger reel seat.
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    Retrofitting a Hook Keeper to an Existing Rod

    Search for "stainless steel figure 8 ring" in Amazon. There are much cheaper sources from Aliexpress, but Amazon ships faster. There are three different sizes, so make sure you get the right one. This link below has 20 of each in all three sizes. They are used in assist hooks on butterfly...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    The problem is you guys have a weak candidate. If it was Bernie Sanders, I would have been a lot more concerned. Biden is extremely weak politically and physically. He was winded when he just walked up to the podium last night. I doubt he can last with Trump for 2 hours in a debate and...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    This is why I think we need to get a supreme court justice nominated and seated before the election. This contest may be so close that it comes down to a few states to decide the winner and the loser of the election. With the Covid19 and mail in ballots, there would be confusion on which...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

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    ding dong the witch is dead

    I can send you the rockfish numbers. The only guarantee that I have is the location will have a rock and not the fish. :D
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    I don't disagree with you on the confusion with communism and socialism, but its a very slippery slope between socialism and communism. When does a country get to call it self a socialist country or a communist country? The soviet union still considers itself as a socialist republic. Their...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Even the Amish had a parade to support Trump today. Everyone knows how important this election is this year.
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    You obviously never watched the "Apprentice" show. The guy understands business. You listen to the boss or you're fired. We all know that its true in our own jobs. You can provide opinion to your boss but when you go behind his back, its time to be fired. He took the advice of Dr Fauci and...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    I think you are misconstruing the term "socialism" when it comes to providing protection to the country or public utilities/services. People's taxes are directly paying and pooling together for the benefit of those defensive services and even public services. It would make no sense for people...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    I am not worried about Trump winning. I'm more worried about losing the senate. Right now, we have a RINO in Mitt Romney. Two more "moderate" senators in Collin and Murkowski. If Mitt votes "nay", Collin and Murkowski abstain from voting, then there won't be enough votes to get the candidate...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    I want to personally thank Harry Reid for eliminating the 60 vote requirement for confirmation of judicial nominees. He held back the rule on Supreme Court justices but it was mainly a symbolic gesture. I'm glad Turtle has enough balls to dispense with that nonsense and get the last two...
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    ding dong the witch is dead

    Have some respect. RBG served our country well. I might not have agreed with her decisions, but I truly respected her. She has made major contributions in the last few decades. I hope she rest in peace after what she has gone through with her cancer.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I'll be honest. I like RBG. I disagreed with her opinion and Supreme Court decisions, but I did respect her. I hope she does rest in peace after her bout with cancer. Scalia and RBG disagreed on policies, but they were still the best of friends. May they both rest in peace.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Holy CRAP. Ginsburg just died. Shit just got real! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead/ https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead/index.html
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Biden is going to win!
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    Deba filet knife

    Use what works for you. I have a Deba but rarely use it now. Its fairly thick so you can use it to chop if needed. The blade is single edged so you need to know which side you plan to cut and may need plan ahead. You need to switch over to standard fillet knife to cut off the skin. You...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Here is actual chart posted by John Hopkins University and Medicine. As you can see the number of daily tests has gone astronomical to almost 800,000 tests daily. Yet, the percentage of positive tests has gone down to 5%. At the same time, there are treatments including hydroxychloroquine...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    The problem is that you don't realize that you're in the opposite cult too. The cult of my "shit don't stink" and anyone else opposite must be idiots, white supremacists or fascists. Some might call this Trump Derangement Syndrome. We all know that Trump isn't perfect and prone to exaggerate...
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    De-gilling BFT

    Spike/ Ikejime, bleed, gill/gut and ice it down. You can pack ice inside the gut cavity when its gutted. You want it gutted especially if you gaffed it through stomach. Best way for me to gill and gut is to use a pair of Wiss shears. You can cut the gills out easily without worrying about a...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Seriously, you need to do more research instead of believing everything you read from the bias media. The intent of the president is to prevent a public panic. He did more than many other presidents including Obama when it comes to protecting the public. He has closed the Chinese borders for...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    That was an unsourced anonymous quote that the Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen claimed Trump made. It was never published and only showed up in the draft copy. Editors removed it because it was not sourced properly and could not be confirmed. In today's world, that would result in a...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Biggest Idiot Democrats Ever Nominated
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    Not a Report -- Bait Tank Question After Report

    That pipe is no good. Bait will still die. You want that pipe to be as flush to the wall as possible. Your outlet holes has to shoot parallel to the wall surface instead of shooting out towards the middle. If you can remove the PVC pipes and use a 90 degree elbow as soon as the PVC enter the...
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    WTB lowrance ,, simra

    You want a complete system, contact Gil Travis (semperfifishing) @ 1-800-925-0341. He will get you what you need at the best prices. His good reputation is well known and shipments take less than a few days in Calfornia. If you search "semperfifishing" in Google, you will get links to his sales.
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    WTB Shimano Tranx 500 HG - Used Condition

    You don't need a Tranx for rockfish. The Penn Fathom II Level Wind is a lot more durable and the lower gear ratio is better when you have heavy weights. The Tranx has shit parts inside that corrode easily. The Penn is built like a tank. It takes abuse and keeps on going. The price is a lot...
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    Looking for spotting scope recommendations

    Kowa TSN-883 with the 25x LER ocular. You will never regret the purchase other than to buy once, cry once. The key is the pure fluorite crystal objective lens, which makes the scope very expensive. You get practically zero color fringing and divergence due to the fluorite crystal. I can see...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    If you ever get stuck in the road with a protester in front of you, this guy figured out a great way to get them out of the way.
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    Political BS who's sick of the political bs in pro sports these days

    I stopped watching NBA after all this BLM crap shoved in my face. Enough is enough. I will never go to another live NBA game ever. I have been following the sport since 1980 and I've had it with these BLM logos on the court. Keep that shit off the courts where I don't need to have it in my...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    You know why we never trust the press? You can see the difference in how they treat Obama vs Trump in the press briefings. The lying Acosta is a classic. Obama would never survive the onslaught of the press if it was treated the same was as Trump. Biden gets away with practically zero press...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Oh yes she did. She was there in the job for a whole year and more. It wasn't a formal "press briefing" because they don't get to throw shit questions on her but she spoke.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    RBG is not going to be in the Supreme Court in the next few years. The bigger issue is can we maintain the senate. If we can't, we would need to replace her with another "moderate" like the backstabbing John Roberts.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    I'm surprised you didn't mentioned Stephanie Grisham. I bet she was a horrible person for lying in her last press briefing too. What did you like or dislike about her lies in her press briefings?
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    9/5 Pursuit Sportfishing - Catalina

    They don't need your business because they can charge $125 per person for a day trip and they are booked up for next few months. Service quality will keep dropping when they can gouge and still have customers already lined up for months. They will keep these "limit load" prices until people...
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    He may have an intermittent, but not a short. If he shorted, he wouldn't even hear anything on the radio.
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    Vhf radio ruined my day..

    Bad antenna connector. You hear him because you can receive signals even with a coat hanger wire, but when you transmit, it has to be tuned properly. Any bad interface on the connector would cause signal to bounce back to the radio and not radiate properly. Its called return loss or impedance...
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    B175 Transducers, more than 1?

    You didn't mention what type of electronics you want to upgrade to. Simrad NSS9 and larger has two ports for transducers. You can electronically switch between the two transducers on your touch screen. You can also expand with external boxes if you add more transducers. There are also manual...
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    Recommendations on Setting for Simrad S5100 and Simrad Evo 3

    Set a fixed depth like 300 or 400 feet when you are out in open waters.
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    What knot is this

    That looks like the Triple Lindy knot.
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    Amazing Orca footage

    Need to import these orcas to Catalina Island.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    Of course it counts. You don't see Hillary as president do you? If you mean for Californians in the presidential election, it only matters for the count in the popular vote if you are a Republican, but the president is elected based on the Electoral College. However, I vote to have a say in...
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    But... that is not Biden on stage. That is also before the Covid19 scam. If there wasn't a CCP virus, you would see a huge turnout for Trump also.
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    Tuna per gallon

    It would cost you 10x more per bj if you were married and the number of bjs would drop drastically.
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    Political BS FULL ON FOAMER SPOTTING

    WOW! That was a spectacular speech and ending to the GOP Convention today! Biden must be rolling in his grave.
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    Current Reports BF

    Looks like a nice trip. Where did you guys end up going to?
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    TOTOABA BLADDERS SEIZED

    If the Chinese find out that Sea Lion bladders make their dick hard, the species would be wiped out in a month. Now we need to spread that rumor.
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    Upgrading a Tackle Bag During Covid

    Looks good. You might want to add another brace facing to the left side on the back in addition to the one to the right. It would look like an "X" in the back with a screw in middle. The boxes help give it stability, but when the boxes are removed, your current setup could still collapse to...
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    For Sale Pro Power Winder For Sale.

    Thanks for the interest. The gold line winder has been sold.
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    East of Osborn Bank 8/20/20

    Thanks for the info. We came down from SBI and found similar conditions. We found the same schools and got them to play. Hooked up 7 but lost 4. There was some brutes mixed in that really made us work hard on light lines. Luckily we had decent bait and that helped. At one point, we were...
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    Best kind of Fluorocarbon

    My favorite kind of fluorocarbon is the free kind. "Hey buddy, I ran out of 20lb fluoro leader. Can I borrow some of yours?" At this point you pull out 30 yards of it from his roll.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    It was a two way street. They froze our assets in the country also. They had $400M in frozen asset from sales of US fighters jets when Iran was an ally of the US. The US received the money but did not deliver the jets due to the regime change when the Shah was overthrown in Iran. Iran...
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    Electric reels for the kite

    Stay away from Cheap Chinese Shit. They break and you can't return or find parts. If a Daiwa break, you can still find parts for it or send it back to a local service company. When you resell the reel, list it as "Cheap Chinese Shit" and see if you will get back 20% of what you paid. In...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    . Rex didn't have the balls to say it to Trump's face. He supposed to have said it in a Pentagon meeting when Trump wasn't there. Its good that he is fired anyways because Tillerson would have bent over for Iran and took it up the ass. Trump is the president and sets the policy with Iran...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Watching the DNC "convention" was just as boring as watching a Bob Dole concert. Holy crap. The video montages is what award shows show so people have 10 minutes to go take a piss or dump and not miss anything exciting. It really felt like a long infomercial that you know they want you to...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    That Democratic Convention was a real snoozefest today. It reminds me of this image.
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    Late report/question

    There would be even more tons and tons of kelp paddy when Hurricane Genevieve blows by. It will reach category 4 by tomorrow. Its going to push warm water up toward Southern California.
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    Hummingbird Helix 5 Not turning on

    Water probably got inside and caused problems. The salt can cause all kinds of weird issues on the circuit boards. I had one case where salt got into a connector inside and it caused a lot of glitches. Once I cleaned out the connector with solvents, everything works fine again.
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    Hummingbird Helix 5 Not turning on

    The best way is to actually apply a load the connector side and measure the voltage drop there. Its relatively easy to do with a 12V auto light bulb. When there is a load across, there is current flowing through the wires. If the wires are corroded, the resistance goes up when you have a load...
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    Hummingbird Helix 5 Not turning on

    Check the resistance from the the end of the wire to the pin on the connector. You may need to shove a small piece of solid copper wire into the socket hole to measure on the connector side if its a socket connection. I don't know the size of your contacts, but if you have extra CAT5e cable...
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    Hummingbird Helix 5 Not turning on

    Check your voltage. Its obvious your fuse was bad because of corrosion. You can see the wire is green. Make sure the wire is clean copper and no green or black on it. Put a volt meter across battery to make sure its fully charged. Electronics are very sensitive to voltage drop and when...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    They really need to clean the USPS system up. But if you look at the USPS as a branch of the government, they are one of the most efficient and cost the least to run each year. The only branch more efficient is the IRS when it comes to collecting money, damn bloodsuckers.
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    Offshore/west end of Catalina

    It was actually 21.848 to 47.686 mm.
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    Offshore/west end of Catalina

    Very tiny like about 1" to 1.5" long.
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    Soldering?

    The problem is the mechanical piercing of the outer insulator in order to contact the braid/ground is not a reliable method. It may work initially, but not reliable in the long run. Its this reliability that is the problem. If someone is not familiar with soldering, the Shakespeare solderless...
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    Soldering?

    Mike nailed it in the head. Transmit and receive is two different stories. You want to make sure your return loss is low and the transmit energy is not reflected down your antenna. I have ZERO confidence in the Shakespeare no solder connectors. A standard PL259 with silver coating is the...
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    Offshore/west end of Catalina

    You have to get live bait. It makes a difference. I haven't heard any success with trollers but the flatfall or colt snipers have a chance to hook one up. I cut up the stomach of a 30 lb BFT and it was all small micro baitfish. I hooked up on sardine around 4-5 inches long.
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    Saturday 8-15. 226/302

    There were reports that the 302 went ballistic with dorado in the late afternoon.
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    A win for us responsible gun owners

    Its going to be the same as Peruta vs San Deigo. They will lose in the en blanc hearing and Supreme Court would refuse the case in the writ of certiorari pedition. The law stays due to the refusal to review the case in the Supreme Court. That is a pattern that needs to be broken when...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Joe fantasizes about dating 5 year olds.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    New campaign slogan:
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    New Diawa Saltiga look Nice

    I hope they finally fixed the bad design on the lever drag. Thank goodness my cam was on tighter than Alan Tani's reel. They had badly aligned cams that they had to use an end mill to clean up the hex. I can see the rounded corner of the end mill they used inside the cam because their parts...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Let me get this straight. You couldn't pay the mortgage and defaulted, but was able to modify the terms favorably. I'm guessing your rates were "adjusted" a lower amount than what you actually paid for the house when you bought it. The public is left with your bad mortgage as a write off and...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    The inquiry is a valid point. To me that is a conflict of interest. However, he does have a nice golf course that is qualified to host the British Open. I agree that its not an appropriate to ask due to the conflict. If Trump demanded his golf course to be the site for the British Open and...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Let me address the issue of the WHO and the executive board. The members of the board serve four year terms, however during the term, members may be added or changed depending on the circumstances. The current US representative executive board member is Brett Giorir and was confirmed by Congress...
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    Fish eye problems in finish

    Oh okay.. I was worried if it was a different type of DNA.
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    Fish eye problems in finish

    Whoa... Whoa... What type of DNA are we talking about here?
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    8/13/2020 Team Tuna Sniper, The Great Redemption trip #12, 4 BF, 1 YF

    Go light. 20 lb fluoro leader around 10-15 foot. Light hook. I used a 2/0 demon perfect circle ringed hook. Hooked a nice 35-40 lb BFT today. They were closer to the west end of Catalina today in the deeper canyon areas. I noticed that the boats located near the cattle boats had multiple...
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    West end++ cat bft 8.13

    It was a zoo out there today. Don't even need GPS spots, just look for the gazillion private boats surrounding the cattle boats.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Willie Brown gave advice to Biden before he made his VP pick. He said, "You want to know how she is? Smell my fingers."
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    Looking for help (Sculpin)

    You're welcome. Information should be shared so others can enjoy this sport. You probably heard of sculpin "holes". Its a true statement. If you find a dish in the rocky surface where sinks into a hole or deeper area and comes back up, they are usually loaded with sculpin. The hard part is...
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    Drags no good on TWO brand new Alijos???!!!

    They don't have solution because they know their design is shit. WTF would you make reels like the Andros 12NII something you have have to twist to remove the spool? Seriously? Screw would work just fine. They try to be creative and end up making a reel that is much harder to service if...
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    It shouldn't matter that much since his bait tank is gravity drained. There is ambient air pressure above the drain pipe and the main thing is just friction that causes the drain tube from loosening up. If its a closed system, that is different case. In this case, the entire bait tank is...
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    San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    Epic BFT fishing day. The counts were insane on the local Los Angeles boats.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Pattaya Thailand is better.... from what I heard
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Grandpa was so delusional that he was holding the phone upside down. He had to read a script just to talk to his new running mate. Grandpa needs to be put into a New York nursing home to protect himself. I'm surprised he didn't have his mask on in the basement.
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    Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    On some boats, the $100 wouldn't get you past the first green buoy in the harbor.
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    Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    Have your doctor prescribe hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis and you're good to go!
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    Soldering?

    Where are you located in LA?
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    Good luck and show us the end results!
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    If that is the case, you have even more options. You can cut yourself a new plastic plug on top that is as tall as you need. It would be high enough that you can just drill a hole through the cap and stick a screwdriver through it to remove the tube at the end of the day. No hardware to add...
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    You're not applying that much. Just a thin film and its on the bottom of the tube where it does inside your tank. Most of it would be in between the tank and your tube so its not too bad. You can also apply cooking oil or something similar if you worry.
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    I just whipped up a quick cad drawing model of your tube. Does it looks like something shown below? Some of the dimensions are just guesses based on how it appears on your pictures. If that is the case, you have plenty of options.
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    Any silicon grease or diff lube. In the RC world, we have something call diff lube which is a very slippery silicone grease. Actually, any grease would work as long as it stays on and does not damage the PVC. The silicone grease works well for me because its very slippery. Worse case, you...
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    Questions: 1) Have you measured the distance inside the tube to the end of the cap (two screws shown). Repeat the same outside the tube to find out how thick that inside cap is? It looks like you have a cap that they screwed in a piece of plastic smaller then the tube diameter. After that...
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    Soldering?

    Make sure you get the hottest iron you can (100W and up). You have to solder the four ground holes on the sides and it takes a lot of heat.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Oops.. posted on wrong thread.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    The main thing I look for in a politician is : "Who will screw me less?" If Biden is elected, we are all so fucking screwed. I would have one finger on the button to sell all my stocks while looking at the vote count. Once its sold, I would buy stocks of gun companies, Colt, Ruger.. etc. I...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Watch and wait for Impeachment 2.0...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Donald had some questionable business ties in the past such as the Trump University. However, I have not seen him do anything crooked since has came into office. Biden still has lots of questionable ties to China. His son has ties to Ukraine and China with his equity fund which he still owns...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    They did a poll and 59 percent of likely voters don't think Biden will even finish one term. https://nypost.com/2020/08/11/over-half-of-likely-voters-dont-believe-biden-will-finish-term-poll/
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    With CamelToe Harris as his running mate, he better watch his back for a knife. The last time a woman was a VP running mate, it didn't end up too well either. Is anyone on the left actually excited to have Kamela Harris as a the running mate? Please be honest.
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    Looking for help (Sculpin)

    Sculpins are relatively easy to find. The main issue is they don't migrate very far, so you have to move around after you caught a few and it slows down. The easiest way is to buy Navionics Platinium for your fish finder. It has bottom terrain similar to Google Earth as shown below. Find the...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    She bought it on Ebay...
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    Drags no good on TWO brand new Alijos???!!!

    Other than Makairas, I wouldn't spend a single cent on Okuma reels anymore. If it wasn't for Tiburon Engineers, Okuma wouldn't know how to make decent reels other than cheap Chinese knockoffs.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    That is not true.... John Roberts was also in the inauguration too.
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    Drags no good on TWO brand new Alijos???!!!

    I lost my faith in Okuma a long time ago since they came out with the A-5NII series. I lost all trust in them after returning a reel for service over three times and having it come back worse. The only one I trust is the Makaira series. Even then, its known to spin the handle when loading...
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Republicans already found out that hatred can only get you so far in the 2012 election. There was a lot of pissed off Republicans after Obama forced Obamacare down our throats back in 2012. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to get the president out of the white house. You need to go after the...
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    Need Fiberglass guy.

    You don't need a fiberglass guy, you need a priest.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Seriously, WTF is wrong with Biden? Spaghetti sauce? Forklift?
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    If you prefer not to make additional holes other than the bolt holes, you can use a standard 316 stainless D ring. These are more durable and you can twist if the tube is tight. Its less likely to shear the hinge pin as compared to the flush D ring. It may not look as nice and bounch around...
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    You can see the back in this picture. Its just two screw and a cutout for the recessed area for the hinged portion. If you put sealant around it, it should be sealed tight. As for the screws, its best to use a bolt, washers and nylock nut on back. That provides more tensile strength when you...
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    You don't need it to be sealed on top. You need the sealing on the bottom where the tube enters into the bait tank. The changes you make does not impact the bottom seal. The top has outflow holes so there is air inside. If you want it sealed, you can use 3M 4200.
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    Depending on the size of the cap, you can also install a stainless flush lift handle if you prefer. It may still have a little bit of rust stain even if its 316 marine stainless steel. Its very easy to install.
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    Advice for Bait Tank Stand Pipe

    If you have to twist it to remove it, you can remove the tube and use plastic dip to rubberize the end for better grip. I stay away from any stainless hardware because it may still cause rusting and staining, especially when its exposed to salt water all the time.
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    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Here is Biden's moral character, but I'm sure its completely normal:
  122. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    "I am very willing to let the American public judge my physical mental fill... (eyes closed) my physical as well as my mental fill... (stutter..) fitness." You can watch him deteriorate in front of a camera. Something is wrong with him mentally.
  123. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Hey hey now... Trolling is considered as fishing.
  124. S

    For Sale Pro Power Winder For Sale.

    I have two of these babies. The gold one is available for sale but can't ship to Hawaii.
  125. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Its BDoutdoors. If we don't have thick skin or thick skull, we don't belong.
  126. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Save the straw so you can feltch your boyfriend.
  127. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Here is your link: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/forum/southern-california-offshore-fishing-reports/ If you don't know how to click on the link, you can print it out and put the sheet of paper in your purse next to your tampons.
  128. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    You're free to ignore the thread. None of this is spilling out to other forum threads. Here is the button on top:
  129. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    The left puts out this narrative that Trump supporters are predominantly white, dumb and neo nazis. It doesn't even come close to reality. I know many supporters who are Asians, Black, and Hispanics. Only one guy is brave enough to put a Trump sticker on his car, but he lives in a very...
  130. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    We need a few more quotes from McCain and Romney to support Trump. LOL. What worries me a lot more is with the cancel culture, that if you don't have the same opinion, they would shut you down, get you fired, destroy your company, and so on. That is extreme and makes people not want to...
  131. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Here is the new sign in front of Trump Towers.
  132. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    You're really going to blame the economy collapse on Trump? The CCP spread the virus over to the US intentionally. Prior to that, the economy was at the peak. It wasn't Trump that forced the states to close down. Some dumb states are still closed. He was actually the person who shut down...
  133. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Here is some more proof that Biden has lost his mind...
  134. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    I had an argument with someone a while back about why its good to have lower personal tax rates. The person argued that taxes should be higher for individuals and businesses. His argument was that with less taxes, the government would have less money to spend. After a while, I realize the...
  135. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Trump makes a few mistakes here and there and he is only human. He tends to say impulsive things without reflecting on it first. The people who elected Trump in 2016 wasn't due of his oratory skills. They just flat out didn't want Hillary to be president. As for Biden, I think he is showing...
  136. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    The funny thing is Trump supporters don't necessarily like him as a person. He is conceited and often says dumb things. However, what they like is his policies and platform. Often the supporters don't like large governments, unlimited immigration, jobs being sent out of the country, a weak...
  137. S

    Political BS Let's save the Post Office!

    Actually, whoever he picks as the VP would be the next president if he wins. God forbid if its Kamala Harris. That old hag is dirty and will do whatever it takes to make it to the top (of Willie Brown).
  138. S

    T Top Windshield

    You can also buy sheets of lexan and make your own.
  139. S

    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    If you already have a hydraulic steering helm, it is very easy to add in the NAC-2 autopilot system. Its one of the best upgrades you can do. It sure makes life a lot easier on long trips.
  140. S

    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    That's awesome! You should be proud of a boat with an electrical system that is well done like that. Most are just complete messes.
  141. S

    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    He has a Simnet system with the hub as shown in his radar. It has power cable similar to the NMEA 2000 systems. Is that a NAC-2 autopilot box mounted on the opposite side? They did a hell of a good job on the wiring. Not much to pick on other than the stress relief on the radar connector is...
  142. S

    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    I would start by looking at the power to the Sonarhub first. The connector for the power is shown below. If you can get a multimeter to determine if you have power to the red and black leads first, that would be the first step. The second step is to trace the yellow wire to determine if its...
  143. S

    Gaffed in the leg?

    Don't forget a small 8" bolt cutter in case you need to cut off a hook.
  144. S

    Hey electronic nerds... foot pedal question

    Anyone interested to see what is inside or how to open up the electronic foot pedal, here is a video. Its just two wires to connect to your existing system so its very straight forward. Since its made of plastic, the pedals are lighter than the metal versions. You may need to add some grip...
  145. S

    Hey electronic nerds... foot pedal question

    Just go to Amazon and search "electronic foot pedal".
  146. S

    Hey electronic nerds... foot pedal question

    It sizzles because you are operating at lower RPM. When you are at full RPM, most of the power is sent to the motor. At lower speeds, the power that is not used to drive the motor is dumped as heat in the rheostat or a stack of carbon discs compressed together. Since at slow speeds, only a...
  147. S

    Hey electronic nerds... foot pedal question

    I have and its the best thing I ever did. The stock rheostat pedals are a joke. You have a lot more finer control at the low RPM range and it is a lot more efficient with the electronic pedals. The excess power is not dissipated as heat.
  148. S

    Hey electronic nerds... foot pedal question

    If this is an AC foot pedal used to control a sewing machine motor, get rid of that junk. Replace it with an electronic foot pedal. It would save you a lot of grief in the future. The old school rheostat versions are nothing but trouble. You get much finer control with the electronic...
  149. S

    Through hull transducer

    He is around. He is a great guy. My buddy just bought a fish finder from him just three weeks ago. Easiest way to get a hold of him is to call him.
  150. S

    For Sale 2001 Boston Whaler Ventura 210

    Let's see... first sentence... "SOLD SOLD". Yeah its still for sale. Please call him on weekends between 2AM and 5AM.
  151. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    It means the bad connection is between the original power block and the connection to the battery. Probably corrosion on the wires and/or terminals. It depends on how much current the devices are using on that original power block. The best way to find out is with a clamp on current meter...
  152. S

    Couple questions...

    An ohmmeter reads an open connection as infinite resistance. There is no difference with a DC signal. It really can't tell if you have two leads that are not connected to anything or to a circuit that has an open switch or even to an antenna where the center contact never comes in contact to...
  153. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    Just make sure the SWR meter is rated for VHF and not CB radio. The marine frequency is around 150 MHz and CB radio is around 27 MHz. It will give you inaccurate readings. The two models I listed earlier will work since they were designed for higher frequency ranges. The voltage drop you...
  154. S

    Couple questions...

    Open circuit and no resistance is the same. When a circuit is open, the resistance is infinity.
  155. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    Update: I told you that I updated my buddy's boat electrical system to use a Blue Sea Fuse 12 circuit block. I removed all the old fuse holders that went to a power strip and wired directly to the fuse block. Everything was working except for one terminal for the radio. When I key the...
  156. S

    Mmsi?

    Here is the deal with MMSI numbers and NOAA's number for EPIRBs. It allows you to register and put in all your information like contacts, next of kin, etc. When that number goes out on the air, they already know who you are, who to contact, phone numbers for the contacts, and all other...
  157. S

    Check my NMEA 2K Network Please

    Definitely put the 12V power connection as close as possible to where the devices need it. If you can locate it on the other side of the 12 ft drop cable next to your precision 9 sensor, it would be better. If not, put it where you have in your diagram since its close to the middle point of...
  158. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    Definitely a problem with your DC power. You have a voltage drop issue. Make sure terminals are not corroded. Best way to tell is to hook up voltmeter to the terminal for power to the radio and key the microphone. If you see that voltage drop below 10V, most radios turn off. I had same...
  159. S

    Couple questions...

    Anything less than infinity. Definitely anything lower than 1000 ohms. The main point is the center and the ground should never touch on a typical marine antenna. If you see an initial resistance reading when you first connect and then it goes away, that is fine because sometimes there are...
  160. S

    New to me Simrad radar

    Are you talking about an external GPS or do you mean the Point-1 compass? The compass is a must in my opinion. This is not because of the overlay, but to keep the boat pointing in the right direction on the chart while you are sitting stationary. If you use GPS to determine your heading, it...
  161. S

    FREE FREE- Old Home Built Rod Wrapper

    I have a free home built rod builder too if anyone is interested. Not as elegant, but gets the job done! Its good that you're donating your old rod builder. It would help someone new into the hobby.
  162. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    The coaxial antennas cables are well shielded. There shouldn't be any issues with the antenna cable next to other cables. The only time you may have issue is when its next to other coaxial cables and you're transmitting at 1000 Watts or more. Even in that situation, its more of a RF leakage...
  163. S

    Radio Signal bad?

    Friends don't let friends use solderless connectors, especially in a marine environment. All you need is a decent soldering iron and you will have a much better and reliable connection. There are plenty of videos on the internet on how to properly terminate a PL259 connector and if done right...
  164. S

    Bluefin Video

    Sad to see him lose that fish due to bad dogs on the reel. That is why you should always maintain your reels. The clicking noise on Penn reels is annoying, but that dog spring makes the anti reverse a lot more reliable. Looks like they had fun!
  165. S

    MLPA - Huge Success

    I agree if you since you state climate will change and its not human caused. Wait 100,000 more years and the climate will be different. I just won't be around to appreciate the beautiful warm weather. Most other people imply that climate change is completely caused by humans and the world...
  166. S

    14 mile bank, 209, to Catalina 7/11

    The weather is not very forgiving in the past month. Right around 1PM, the wind picks up and things get choppy out there. Glad you made it back.
  167. S

    MLPA - Huge Success

    Yeah climate "proven". The Antarctic sea ice reached a new maximum peak level in 2014. Of course that kind of data can't be presented as "facts" since its not part of the climate change narrative. You see where we are in this chart in relation to the history over millions of years? There...
  168. S

    Couple questions...

    I just repaired my buddy's boat radio today. After I fixed his antenna connector, he was able to talk to someone in San Diego near the Coronado islands from San Pedro in Los Angeles. The radio is working great now. He was having intermittent radio problems for a while until we found the cause...
  169. S

    Lemon on fish

    MMMMMMmmmmm... Delicious Ceviche. Don't be fooled, the lime or lemon juice does not kill parasites. Only heat or freezing the meat kills them. I don't eat any ceviche or raw sushi unless the meat has been frozen before. The lime juice doesn't "cook" anything, it just pisses the worms off...
  170. S

    Couple questions...

    It helps if you mention which brand of radio you have. I know on the standard horizon Explorer radios, they have options for the power level. Usually 72 and other normal channels are at 25W, but it drops down to 1W on specific channels that are used inside the harbors mainly. Do you have two...
  171. S

    Garmin Chirp image

    It looks like you need to set your gain higher.
  172. S

    Lexa HD 400 - (not so) Free Spool

    Faster way to degrease it is to take out the shields and use a tiny brush to clean the bearings with acetone or carburetor cleaner. Its a better way to degrease since it ensures all the grease from the manufacturer is removed. Most people prefer to keep the shields out on spool bearings...
  173. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    I wouldn't doubt it failed the standards for a N95 mask. The masks and even full body suits from China has failed to meet any quality standards recently. Vendors are taking advantage to make as much money as possible. I would not trust anything that comes from China when it involves health or...
  174. S

    Transducer and cable questons

    You have everything you need. You may not have to wire up the backbone for power since you don't have any external devices that need power yet. Your starter kit looks like its very basic and only has limited T-connectors. If you only have two connector, you need to install a basic backbone...
  175. S

    Transducer and cable questons

    Which interface cable did you get? Most of the time, you need to have a backbone to connect to a proper NMEA2000 system. Make sure you have a connection for power and also a power isolator. Generally, you want the backbone powered to allow you to add accessories that needs power like a...
  176. S

    TRADE Unicorn for Unicorn

    JRI makes the original again but in small batches. Another vendor that makes similar lures: https://www.aalures.com/store
  177. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    Public peers are notorious for people who don't know the law or openly violate the law. Most of the time, its due to ignorance. Generally they are just typical families and don't know the fishing regulations. People who own sport boats generally follow the rules or at least know certain fish...
  178. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    I wouldn't doubt people do that, however, its hard to explain that you brought 10 lbs of ceviche for lunch. Knowing that lime doesn't kill parasites, I would never eat raw fish that hasn't been frozen to kill parasites. The cutting boards on a boat is not usually the most sterile place to cut...
  179. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    Believe it or not, there is a subconscious bias that people of foreign descent are poachers. I'm not saying the DFG are racists, but these bias are real. Some of it may have to do with the fishermen not understanding the laws in the US. In this case, the guy was obviously following the law as...
  180. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    We fish in the ocean so its considered as navigable water. Because of that, the US Coast Guard regulations apply as opposed to the non-navigable waters in lakes or rivers. Under the USCG NVIC 07-94, 46 USC 210, they redefined the meaning of "consideration" in 1994 to include the language shown...
  181. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    I thought it was illegal too, but after reading the definition of "consideration", the law was written to allow exceptions for sharing of expenses of the trip. The key word is "voluntary" since you're not paying those costs upfront and its not forced on the passengers. Regardless, its best to...
  182. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    Yes its second hand information since I wasn't there. I posted mainly to ask if others know the law to determine if my buddy should fight the case. He wasn't running a charter. Getting skunked is common in fishing. They call it fishing and not catching for a good reason. I wouldn't call...
  183. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    I'm still here. I wasn't getting any notices of new posts so I didn't realize there were more posts until now. I tried to get more information from my friend, but he didn't want the citation posted. He was actually pissed that I posted this on this web site when I told him. He is one of...
  184. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    We are all Americans and we love this country greatly. USA is the best country in the world. I absolutely love America even though I wasn't born here. It was an blessing that I ended up from a war torn country as a child. I realized that America is the best because it celebrates the freedom...
  185. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Just don't get mad if Trump wins again. There was a lot of angry people when Obama won the election again in 2012. The truth is the weaker candidate will usually lose in elections. There was ZERO enthusiasm for Mitt Romney in 2012 to win. Its also the same situation today in 2020 for Biden...
  186. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Very beautiful view... That is a view that we all strive for when we retire. Life is good!
  187. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    I agree. The funny part is some of these guys are so stupid that they don't even know what they are arguing about. HookemDanO seems like a Trump supporter, but he is so stupid that he doesn't realize he is arguing against a Trump supporter. I'm at a loss for words.
  188. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    LOL. I can prove you're an imbecile the second you wrote that reply. You're asking me to prove you're wrong with "facts" you made up? LOL. You are as dumb as you look. You're dumb as shit. You don't know what I have and don't have. Your assumptions make you sound stupid. You don't think I...
  189. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Great comeback... Try to make a coherent statement instead of a copy and paste job. Maybe one day you can develop beyond simple ganglion cells.
  190. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Right, they pity us. The unemployment problem is much worse in China. If you doubt it, look up Epoch times in Youtube and other sites. At least in the US, the government tries to help the affected business. In other places, they have no relief and their country is going into a deep...
  191. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Wow... China nationalize the face mask companies doesn't mean they produce all the masks. If they did, why did they have to buy them from the US early this year...
  192. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Show me your source for 98%. "US send millions of face masks to China early this year" https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/us-sent-millions-of-face-masks-to-china-early-this-year-ignoring-pandemic-warning-signs/2020/04/18/aaccf54a-7ff5-11ea-8013-1b6da0e4a2b7_story.html Here is one of the...
  193. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Strong argument. Did you go to college for that nugget of "fact"?
  194. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Look at this list. Do you see China even in the top 5? Now show me your source for 98%. I'm calling you out. Read this source: https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/top-suppliers/surgical-mask-manufacturer-suppliers/
  195. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    Bullcrap. Not all masks are made in China. 3M, Honeywell, Dre Health masks and many others are made in the USA. The advantage of mass produced masks is the main costs are with buying and procuring the automated equipment. The labor costs are very low. Masks made with automated equipment...
  196. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    What does this have to do with masks? If you're going to quote sources, provide links and state your policy instead of just posting gibberish. The TPP was a complete mess. Some say it would strengthen our resolve against China, but that is complete nonsense. It would just put us in another...
  197. S

    Political BS WE are BD. It's Knot Political. It's Life in America Today.. VENT HERE GUYS

    That is a fallacy. Everyone in the world wears a mask and it had nothing to do with the last election. It was caused by the CCP virus from China. The mandated requirement for masks in public is driven by the local and State government, so you're right, Newsom and Eric Garcetti has negatively...
  198. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    I don't have the ticket. I'll see if I can find out more.
  199. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    The definition used USCG NVIC 07-94, 46 USC 210 is so vague that any trip would be considered a for hire trip if you have passengers. The "consideration is contributed as a condition of carriage whether directly or indirectly" is as vague as you can get. Even buying the guy a hamburger is a...
  200. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    Just be warned. The DFW is out there ticketing people for that reason so watch what you or your passengers say to them if the question is asked. Its not like we don't already have enough regulations to weed through, but this one just seems unfair. I understand Charter boats pay a lot for...
  201. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    I wasn't there so I'm taking the word from the guy who was ticketed. Basically the DFW stopped boat for inspection and asked one of the passengers if he split cost for the trip. The guy answered honestly that they split the fuel and bait costs equally. As a result, they ticketed the owner of...
  202. S

    DFW ticket for chartering a trip by sharing costs on personal boat.

    A buddy of mine just got ticketed from the DFW for running a "charter" when one of the passengers claimed they split the costs of fuel/bait during a stop by the DFW. It seems like the DFW are targeting recreational fisherman again. Its not clear if the DFW is correct given how the current...
  203. S

    MLPA - Huge Success

    These are the same 9/10 "scientists" that believe in "climate change".
  204. S

    MLPA - Huge Success

    Without MLPA, I wouldn't have been able to limit out on sanddabs, mackeral and lizard fish.
  205. S

    SOLD SOLD Lowrance HDS Gen2 12” Chartplotter & SonarHub

    He must have updated it and removed the price. It was $500.
  206. S

    New: Simrad Evo3S Next Generation (NSS9/NSS12/NSS16)

    Yeah, I have been watching for the past few days because my buddy is looking for a new fish finder. I just noticed they updated the web page because the pages weren't there just two days ago. The Evo3S changes doesn't seem impressive enough to be worth the extra $1700 for a NSS12 Evo3S vs...
  207. S

    New: Simrad Evo3S Next Generation (NSS9/NSS12/NSS16)

    It seems like Simrad just came out with the new EVO3S line of fish finders with smaller screens (NSS9/NSS12). The EVO3S NSO line has been out since January (16/19/24 inch size), but this is the first I heard for the NSS9/NSS12 size. It looks like it has a faster 6 core processor and updated...
  208. S

    Political BS Antifa Getting Their Ass Kicked

    Whoa Whoa Whoa... slow down there buddy. You're using facts, logic and math. You're going too fast for him!
  209. S

    Which one of you kooks is this?

    Every time I see people in small boats way out there, it reminds me of this TV show.
  210. S

    For Sale Cabo sold for asking price!!!!

    When you showed that pic, I thought it was Hustler's old boat. He had one just like it way back then. I remember drooling over it. People just have too much money. LOL.
  211. S

    For Sale Cabo sold for asking price!!!!

    You had so many boats over the years that we lost track. :)
  212. S

    Muscle Pharm yellowtail

    I think I remember your boat. After you left, another center console parked in your place and hooked up two fish and lost it. Another valco parked nearby between the mussle buoys and got hung up on some structure. There was another boat out there with a guy in orange overalls. Another center...
  213. S

    Muscle Pharm yellowtail

    Did you lose two fish around 2-3PM today when the wind started to blow and things got choppy?
  214. S

    SOLD M9 Permatrim for Yamaha F150-250 4 stroke New in box Reduced to $125

    Isn't the M9 model the black painted Mercury version? I thought the grey yamaha versions are the Y9 models. I have the permatrim on my older Johnson motor and it goes on plane easily. It actually made the boat harder to control at mid speeds because it planes at very slow speeds and then...
  215. S

    6/21/2020 Horseshoe and Izors report - with underwater footage

    That is may be the case when some of the fish bit the bait but did get hooked. On the 15:35 mark on the video, that calico should be hooked up with the circle hook. Its either the hook is too dull or the rod is too flexible to allow the hook to set itself. The fish may also have hit a bony...
  216. S

    6/21/2020 Horseshoe and Izors report - with underwater footage

    I seriously doubt it. The fish literally ran up to the bait within inches, looked at it, and then moved off. You can clearly see they were focused on the bait. I've seen this with the spanish mackerals. I drop some chum and a baited piece of chum at the same time. They would attack the...
  217. S

    6/21/2020 Horseshoe and Izors report - with underwater footage

    Nice video. Its amazing how many times they came up to the bait and ran away. Now I will have to rethink my setup to move the weight further away. I think that sliding lead weight causes them to be more cautious when they see it.
  218. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    We don't really target them. We are mainly drifting for rockfish. If we catch them, we know we drifted too far into sandy area. The other clue is when you bring your gear up, it weights a ton with sand dabs on it.
  219. S

    Strange sonar marks offshore near 371

    Mermaids.
  220. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    The few sandbass that I've seen caught in the past two years are absolute slugs. Most of them were 22+ inches long and very fat. They were caught in the 150 or the Long Beach breakwalls. I personally don't keep them because they don't taste good. Their meat has a musky muddy odor. I call...
  221. S

    Strange sonar marks offshore near 371

    Because he is looking for worms.
  222. S

    Yamaha F150

    Can we wait another 10 more years and ask you about the Honda motors in 2030?
  223. S

    MLPA 2.0 - AB3030 Leads to Large Scale Closures Round 2

    The invasion of the pelagic red crabs and pyrosomes has completely rebuilt the rockfish population. I can't pull up a rockfish without finding a red crab or pyrosome in its mouth. Unfortunately, the pyrosomes does not provide as much nutrients as the red crabs. It seems like I've been...
  224. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    I love to help you on your studies, but I love to keep the sculpin heads since the best meat is on the jawbones. I eat the whole fish!
  225. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    That's great. We love fishermen who represent us on these scientific studies. Sculpins are not usually a target species for most sportfishermen. Its a species we try to catch when the main species like yellowtail or tuna are not biting. I'm glad you have sports boats to help you out. Good...
  226. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    Why.... Thank you! We strive to keep our reputations intact.
  227. S

    Fathom 2 20LW spool damage

    I bet you that it was on the spool already before you fished it. There is nothing next to the spool that can make that type of mark and that deep. It might be tooling or sometimes people are not trained properly. It most likely happened between machining and the plating/anodization process...
  228. S

    Fathom 2 20LW spool damage

    I have the older 15LW model and have been beating it to death for the past 2-3 years. I just opened it up and the spool still looks pristine after my initial overzealous use of grease inside to prevent corrosion. This is the first time I opened it in 2 years and I'm shocked to see how well it...
  229. S

    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    The best way for you to collect their heads is to book a trip on a local 1/2 or 3/4 fishing boat that plans to fish in the 150 area. They would load up with sculpins and when the deckhands are cleaning the fish, just tell them to keep the heads for you in a sack and you take that home. Just...
  230. S

    MLPA 2.0 - AB3030 Leads to Large Scale Closures Round 2

    I was replying to the guy who mentioned that the Cowcods are ahead by 60 years of their original assessment. I never mentioned the cowcod conservation areas didn't help. It doesn't mean they need to expand the MLPA to 30 percent of of our waters when the evidence shows the existing...
  231. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    Adding an autopilot to the boat makes life so much easier and less stressful too. You're not as tired or beaten up by the end of the day. These are the type of upgrades that make the boat better and makes your fishing trips more enjoyable. You get better bang for your buck with these types of...
  232. S

    MLPA 2.0 - AB3030 Leads to Large Scale Closures Round 2

    They are not going to let SCIENCE get in the way of restricting your right. Don't forget, the SCIENTISTS support this extension of the MLPA. BTW, I know for sure the cowcods came back. My buddies caught one that was close to 8-10 lbs at the 150 this year and another at Catalina. The fish was...
  233. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    There is a lot of shitty boat owner who doesn't take care of their equipment or prepare before dropping their boat in the water after it has been in dry dock for a while. The key is to maintain your boat properly and make sure the system work properly before the boat is even launched. If you...
  234. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    The vast majority of the people with "boat trouble" I see on the docks have very old boats that they don't maintain or even wash and the first time they started the engine was on the same day. They don't even run the engine the previous night to make sure everything is running before they drop...
  235. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    The one upgrade that I think is a "must have" is a GPS controlled troll motor. It saves you from having to deal with anchoring, especially when you are fishing deep for rockfish. Its a difference between catching a few small rock fish from drifting to limiting out on big rockfish in just an...
  236. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    There are always exceptions. In general, boats don't appreciate in value unless you added upgrades to it. Every boat owner knows a boat is not an investment (unless its an investment in fun). It just eats up the money as fast as you can shovel the money at it.
  237. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    Wait another year or two and see if this is true with all these companies going bankrupt and people who "had" money has to dump their toys. This Covid19 has destroyed a lot of business and people will start to see the major affects on the economy soon. The first they they do is sell their...
  238. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    The money that you save on the "top of the line" boat needs to be put on good electronics like a Chirp fish finder and a Radar. Put that money to good use. Don't buy new and you won't worry about the boat losing half the value in first two years. You will need that money saved for years of...
  239. S

    MLPA 2.0 - AB3030 Leads to Large Scale Closures Round 2

    Its Commifornia, just kiss your rights goodbye. They have a super majority of liberal douchebags in the State Senate. Enjoy more of this since some of you guys voted for them.
  240. S

    18' top tier cc vs. 21-22' mid tier cc

    Get the largest boat you can afford that you can trailer as long as its not a total POS. The 19ft boats are great if you're a loner and want to fish with only three people or less. You can fish four, but it can get crowded really fast. The bigger the boat, the less pounding you get when the...
  241. S

    SOLD Genuine Chicago-Latrobe Made in USA 135-degree split-point cobalt drill bits

    Great deals. It looks like you only have 24 of the 1/4" drill bits. One of the pack (middle left) is a 12 pack of 3/16" diameter drill bits.
  242. S

    Cat 6/4/20

    Best way to get rid of them is to hand them off to the next boat.
  243. S

    Cat 6/4/20

    Water temps around Catalina is very warm now. In some areas, close to 66 and 67 degrees. The bass are waking up and they are hungry. Lots of barely legal or close to legal fish, but they are skinny. They were so hungry, they would eat the paint off the side of the boat. We have been going to...
  244. S

    Cat 6/4/20

    The east end was much worse earlier in the day. That wind from the south blowing north to north/west was vicious. The wind died down big early in the afternoon but picked up again when we headed back. It was definitely a fun ride there and back on a small center console. Expect to get wet if...
  245. S

    Expired Passport???

    Just cross in the California border. They want illegals here anyways.
  246. S

    18.6 ft outrage whaler bait tank.

    Personally, I would just fill the entire boat with water and use it as a bait tank.
  247. S

    Catalina 5/24/20 with Dad and INSANE Yellowtail Bite

    Its been going off for weeks. Its been kept hush hush until you spoiled it. :)
  248. S

    GPS ISSUES ON 5/14/20 ?

    There is no such thing as GPS satellite issues that can cause this. There are well over 24 GPS satellites circling the Earth continuously. All it does is broadcast a high precision atomic clock beacon. Typically you get between 5-7 satellite reception at the same time and it uses all their...
  249. S

    New Cavalla Lever Drag From Okuma

    Meh. Other than the Makaira series, I'm not impressed with ANYTHING from Okuma. If it wasn't for Tiburon Engineering, they would still be making crappy reels.
  250. S

    Minnkota Riptide 101 Trolling motor

    Long long long gone. In fact, I was the one who bought it and drove all the way down there to pick it up. The locking collar near the base was broken, but it wasn't too bad to replace it. It just took a little elbow grease. The guy who sold it was a nice guy.
  251. S

    Two Mantis Shrimp in a Week

    These animals are amazing. They can accelerate their claws up to 10,000g's. They hit with such force that it causes a cavitation bubble in water. When the bubble collapses, the temperature inside can reach the temperature of the sun in microseconds. The cavitation is so powerful that it...
  252. S

    N 95 masks

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  253. S

    N 95 masks

    The ban on bags is an absolute injustice. The stores end up overcharging for bags and the new plastic bags are a lot thicker so it uses more plastic. The same bag gets thrown in the trash and will take a lot longer to degrade than the thinner T-shirt type bags. They also offer paper bags as...
  254. S

    N 95 masks

    If it wasn't for all the "reusable" shopping bags, there would be less chances to spread the germs. I know several supermarkets that still provides free plastic bags. I only shop there because they give a big middle finger to the State laws. It would even be better if they offered free...
  255. S

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    That is *IF* you have a mortgage. The reality is that not everyone has a mortgage. The fact that houses cost that high implies a high rental cost for it to break even for the owner of the house. It does not mean the person owns the house they are living in. So add this fact to your list of...
  256. S

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    Correction... "$60,000 per [TAXPAYING] citizen!" If you pay next to zero in federal taxes, it doesn't cost you a single dime but you will get a nice check in the mail. Technically, if half the people in the country pays federal tax, it costs $120,000 per taxpaying citizen. If you include...
  257. S

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    I disagree with your assessment on the VAT. The VAT is a terrible system to tax the entire supply chain from manufacturing, shipping, and so on until the consumer purchase the item. It also is used on services which currently doesn't have a "sales" tax in our country. Its a slippery slope to...
  258. S

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    They make $75k income level sound like its a lot of money. If you live in a city like LA or bay area with high rents, you can be living in almost middle income level when average homes cost around $500-$750K and rents are extremely high. If you couple that with the high state taxes and limited...
  259. S

    CV-19 Government Relief checks.

    Pay the highest taxes and not getting shit back. After all the taxes, I get less than most people on welfare. The stimulus should be a percentage of the fucking taxes you pay. That would be a real FAIR system. Fuck the government.
  260. S

    STUCK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CHINA VIRUS

    The China Virus is kind of like the Kung Flu or the Kung Pao Chicken Pox. The main symptoms are the WuHan Plegm and the WooPing Cough.
  261. S

    COV-19

    Don't go out... Stay at home. Lock your doors. Take out your guns... Stay safe. I'm 100% sure there will be millions of babies born in the next 9 months. It would be another baby boomer year.
  262. S

    COV-19

    You get more positive responses if you called it Wuhan-19.
  263. S

    Maxvac Pro Chamber Vacuum Sealer @ Costco - $600?

    It seems like this unit is very comparable to a VacMaster VP215 in terms of speed and weight. The Vacmaster is around 84 lbs. The first time I picked it up, I almost had a hernia. I was shocked at how much it weighs for the given space. The speed depends on how high a vacuum you want to...
  264. S

    SOLD 17 ft Boston Whaler outrage 1997

    I doubt anyone would just claim you were fraudulent because you refuse to drive a boat to meet them. There has to be more going on. Most people would either meet at buyer's place or on boat dock for a sea trial. Something doesn't add up. The fact that you just created account and the first...
  265. S

    SOLD 17 ft Boston Whaler outrage 1997

    Honestly, who the hell brings cash to a transaction unless its to someone's home and they already met, did a sea trial and trust. Even then, a bank cashier's check is preferred. At most you bring a small deposit after meeting and going to local ATM.
  266. S

    SOLD 17 ft Boston Whaler outrage 1997

    Joined yesterday and first post is a boat sale at way below value. Sounds legit!
  267. S

    Snapped Antenna Help

  268. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    I'm glad you figured it out. I went through similar issues before and the load tester was key to finding the problem. Corrosion is the number one killer of electronics on boats. Most likely your harness got moisture through the ends or a cracked insulation. Once moisture gets in between the...
  269. S

    Trolling Motor for Cabo216

    That mount will flex like hell when waves hit. You have too much weight on a cantilever beam. You may need to add more support after a few trial runs. You may not see it flex on calm day, but as soon as the prop comes out of the water on rougher waters, you will see that thing flex. Good luck.
  270. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    He said he already replaced the relays and it didn't help the problem.
  271. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    Don't forget to print this 20% off coupon. I just saved you two beers. LOL. https://go.harborfreight.com/coupons/2019/08/20-off-any-single-item-at-harbor-freight/
  272. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    The HF version is a cheap Chinese knockoff, but it does the same job. Just make sure you don't have any fuel or fumes around. There is a resistor load inside that heats up during the testing. That is why they put holes on it to allow air to cool it down.
  273. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    BTW, if you can't wait for Amazon for the meter, you can get it from Harbor Freight for $20. Its a great tool to check battery condition. https://www.harborfreight.com/100-amp-612v-battery-load-tester-61747.html
  274. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    There are some good info on the voltage drop and causes on this link that is better explained. With the higher resistance of the wire (probably due to corrosion), you effectively created a smaller cross section for electricity to go through. The result is a much higher voltage drop as soon as...
  275. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    Check it with a LOAD METER and not your multimeter.
  276. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    Its not the voltage you need to be concerned with, its the current capacity of the wiring and connections. The voltage is the measurement of potential but when you apply a load, the current is restricted if you have a bad cable. That is when you see the voltage drop. Its very basic. Just...
  277. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    It really sounds like you have a bad wiring from your battery to the motor in this case. I would bet water got in between the insulation and the wires and wicked inside. The water would slowly corrode the wires over time. I would disconnected the wiring harness on the motor side and use a...
  278. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    Where are you measuring the voltage drop? Directly on the motor or you are talking about the gauge on the dashboard? You might have a bad battery too. I would check the battery with a load meter if you have one. You can't rely on voltage readings alone to check a battery's condition. You...
  279. S

    Yamaha F115 trim/tilt issues. Help!

    It could be a bad tilt trim motor or corrosion on the wiring and/or terminals. I would mark the cables to note the connection to your relay or terminals. Take some pictures at various angles. Disconnect the wires to the motor. Make sure the terminals are clean. Measure the resistance of the...
  280. S

    Post your results of new rockfish depths 450'

    You just need to go find new spots. There are some spots that has not been hit for well over 20+ years. The fish are humongous in some of these areas.
  281. S

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    They should rename the web site to ERROR_502 to match the screen you get whenever you log on. This site has the worse reliability.
  282. S

    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    I agree. The colors are a bit over the top. It creates unnecessary screen clutter and looks busy. It would be okay to have a few items like the "For Sale" in a specific color that stands out, but the forum doesn't need to be in color.
  283. S

    Shooting Sealions? NOT COOL!

    Sorry, I thought you were talking about the homeless drug addicts for a second there. Carry on.
  284. S

    Autopilot thoughts/recommendations

    The NAC-2 package is a great package. When I got my system, only the Lowrance Outboard Pilot was offered. It looks like there are two basic NAC-2 options, VRF Core vs Core Pack. The VRF core is $1249 vs the $1499 package. If the OP does not need the RF25N rudder feedback sensor, he can save...
  285. S

    Reloading Question

    Are you adjusting the cartridge OAL also? If you are aiming to increase your accuracy, some guns are less sensitive to the powder load at smaller grain increments. The gap between the bullet and the lands throat area can have a greater impact on the consistency on the pressure that builds up...
  286. S

    Fishing Thailand?

    That IS the fishing lure.
  287. S

    Fishing Thailand?

    If you go to the wrong bar, you might find a few sea snakes too. The clams may or may not be edible. I wouldn't take that chance with shellfish.
  288. S

    Fishing Thailand?

    If you visit the local bars, there is a lot of crabs found there.
  289. S

    Groundfish bottom trawling To reopen Jan 1

    Its all semantics. The older nets had weights directly on the bottom of the net and the net contacts the bottom surface of the ocean. As a result, in addition to rockfish, other types of flatfish which hides in the bottom surface like flounders were caught by the nets as bycatch. The updated...
  290. S

    Electronics Question (Garmin Yamaha Command Link)

    Sorry, I had you confused with the other guy. If you have gauges already, you can try the split cable. You still need an adapter from that split cable to the standard NMEA cable. Do you have one gauge or both gauges in your setup? If you are half way decent with electrical wiring, you can...
  291. S

    Electronics Question (Garmin Yamaha Command Link)

    If you need to wire directly to motor, this would be the setup. The pigtail shown should be the one on the previous post from Navstore if it matches your engine connector.
  292. S

    Electronics Question (Garmin Yamaha Command Link)

    It wasn't clear if you already have a harness that connects from the motor to the NMEA port or if you are running a new connection to the NMEA port on the motor. You need the one that converts your NMEA output from the motor to a standard NMEA connector for the backbone if you don't already have...
  293. S

    Groundfish bottom trawling To reopen Jan 1

    They open a relatively very small portion (about 3000 miles) of the closed areas in select regions north of Pt Conception and closed a much larger section of area for bottom trawling. Within the open areas, they added more patches of closed areas where there are rocky reefs. Even though the...
  294. S

    Groundfish bottom trawling To reopen Jan 1

    At least there is a slight silver lining to the new regulations. The areas around southern California south of Point Conception has new additional protections due to the rocky nature of the terrain. Note, there are no new areas opened south of Point Conception which was previously closed...
  295. S

    Honey Hole for reds! Near MLPA and Dana Point

    I can tell. Most of the video shows a bare hook, but the fish was interested enough to bite it. That is definitely a nice little honey hole.
  296. S

    Honey Hole for reds! Near MLPA and Dana Point

    Did you even try to fish with BAIT? lol
  297. S

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    “It’s monumental,” said Geoffrey Shester, the senior scientist for the conservation group Oceana, which has fought for years to limit bottom trawling, long considered the most damaging method of fishing in the ocean. “It puts the West Coast at the top of the barrel for global leadership in...
  298. S

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    They are talking about cowcods. The other rockfish species has rebounded much quicker. There is no doubt there were miscalculations of the cowcod populations. I think the cause is due to limited data sources. Most of the time, they rely on data from fisherman on docks or have an embedded DFG...
  299. S

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    I think there is other reasons related to their food source. After the last el Nino event, there were loads of red pelagic crabs in our local waters. Every time I catch a rockfish, they would be regurgitating these crabs. The rockfish really flourished with the new source of food. Now, I...
  300. S

    FishID -- what is this around my hoopnet?

    Calico and White/Yellowfin Croaker.
  301. S

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    The DFG is going to reopen nearly 3,000 square miles for commercial bottom trawling next year. In exchange, the commercial fishing operations are not allowed to fish deeper than 3,500 meters (2.2 miles) with gear that contacts the bottom. The joke is on DFG because no fishing trawling...
  302. S

    SOLD SKB mini tackle box

    I am not trying to derail the deal. Its a great deal compared to what it used to cost. I have 4 of these boxes already, two of the 7100 and three 7200. I don't need any more. Its a reasonable price and good deal for the person who is buying it. Its just cool to see them sold for reasonable...
  303. S

    SOLD SKB mini tackle box

    If you wait until these are discontinued, it would be worth a lot more! :) People were buying these for $500 when it was discontinued. I kept writing to SKB for years and finally they decided to make more of these boxes.
  304. S

    FREE Portabote (folding boat)

    Great starter boat for someone who fits the profile. I'm sure they would be stoked to have a foldable boat for a lake. I have a Instaboat and that is a blast too.
  305. S

    Donald Trump, Jr. Gets Permit After Killing Game Animal

    Let's start with this FACT first: the Argali is not on the official list of "endangered species" per the WWF web site. If the NYT "news reporters" learn how to use Google, their biased story and misleading title is already proven false with one single search on Google and WWF web site. It may...
  306. S

    For Sale Phenix 909XH

    Its definitely a great price. I can totally understand why he is selling. The first time I had to pull in a 50 lb tuna on a 9 foot rod, I wanted to sell it the next day. Its a real back killer if you don't know how to work these rods. The key is to bend your knees instead of fighing like a...
  307. S

    For Sale Phenix 909XH

    Why would you even ask that? The bottom picture clearly shows a reel seat.
  308. S

    Radio/Antenna, Handheld Radio and Radar

    Consider the Morad antenna instead of the Shakespeare antenna. It has a much better build quality and it has connector at the end. They also sell a FME/PL-259 cable that allows you to snake the small connector into your boat without having to solder a PL-259 at the end. Once you damage the...
  309. S

    Keep fishing or not ?

    Did you wake up your boyfriend and told him the dream until he dozed off? I'm sure the dream was so traumatizing that you went out and got a soy milk shake and sucked it down with a paper straw. Maybe your next nightmare is that you become a tree and someone cut you down to turn you into a...
  310. S

    Skipjack Theory? Keep-Smoke-give away?

    The skippie doesn't cost you half your house and 401k, so the skippy is better for you.
  311. S

    What Does Hook "3X Strength" Really Mean?

    Its mostly marketing hype. The question you ask is 3X compared to what? In general, the only way you can make something stronger with same diameter is either material quality/type or heat treatment. There are different alloys that has slightly better yield strength. If steel is used, the...
  312. S

    Fishing spots between San Pedro and Ventura

    Make a pit stop at Malibu for rockfish. All you have to do is fire up google earth, find rocky or high spots and mark them on your gps. You can also use navionics web app and switch to sonarcharts on the lower left corner. It would bring up very detailed bottom surfaces. You can use those...
  313. S

    shears to cut braid?

    I really don't understand what you mean by that comment. The Wiss cutter will never cut as well as the Pitbull due to its double serated design. I have two Wiss cutters and one is brand new. It will cut the braid, but the edges are a little jagged. Its like trying to tear the braid vs a...
  314. S

    shears to cut braid?

    It doesn't cut braid anywhere as well as the Pitbull, but its definitely a great tool. I keep one of the Wiss cutters in my box for daily use. It is also a great tool to gill and gut a fish if you are not filleting it.
  315. S

    FREE Harassing sellers won't be tolerated!

    Relax Kimosabe. Its only a dicktater.
  316. S

    FREE Harassing sellers won't be tolerated!

    Jebus. The site went from bloodydecks to bdoutdoors and now to bdwhiners.com
  317. S

    For Sale Swordfish weights

    Whoa Whoa Whoa... slow down here. You're telling me that you're NOT supposed to lose them on every drop? How come I never heard of this before?
  318. S

    shears to cut braid?

    For the typical fisherman, the Pitbull cutter is a lot more practical and affordable. I just got my pair today. Here is my comments on the cutter: The good: 1) Cuts braid well and definitely one of the best cutters for braid. 2) Material appears to be high quality and made of stainless steel...
  319. S

    shears to cut braid?

    Nope. There will be very few who will buy a $380 pair of scissors to cut braid. For professional hair stylist who does it for a living, maybe. For the rest of the real world fisherman, the money will be spent of fishing gear, fishing reels, fishing rod, beer, steak, hookers and more hookers.
  320. S

    November Catalina Tuna

    Looks more like backside on the East end between Catalina and San Clemente. All you do is open up Google earth and pan around until the island image matches the one on Google Earth. Google Earth:
  321. S

    Long Beach yellowfin

    That was a gnarly day on Sunday. The fishes were well chummed by puking fisherman. It was much rougher when the boat was anchored. We got to the double rigs from Long Beach at around 7 - 8 am and decided not to keep going due to the washing machine conditions. In hindsight, we should have...
  322. S

    Lowrance HDS 7 gen2 touch gps issue

    The E6000 glue is amazingly strong, yet flexible. I would not hesitate to use the stuff sparingly. It is very cheap and you can even find it in Walmart or Home Depot. It is a "belt and suspenders" way to ensure the connector stays intact. Sometimes, the locking mechanism fails on the...
  323. S

    Lowrance HDS 7 gen2 touch gps issue

    Connect it securely and put a dab of E-6000 or similar glue on it. Put the dab on top or ribbon where it touches connector. It won't ever come off. If you ever need to remove, you can pick the glue off. The E-6000 is strong but flexible. I use it on drones when parts fly off and it keeps it...
  324. S

    Big yellow fin off Catalina

    Nice! We were there last week and saw tons of small YFT boils right between ship rock to the bird rock area in Catalina. They were chasing these small micro baits about inch to two inches long. Some of the fish jumped out of the water and you can see the yellow fins on their back. They were...
  325. S

    Submarine

    Was it trolling for tuna or flying a kite?
  326. S

    Where are the bft ??

    Don't believe those Hardcor videos. He make it look way easier than it really is. :)
  327. S

    Help with new Calif. Ammo Laws

    If you include all the 22LR and reloads, the actual numbers can be north of that original count. A Dillon 650 with caseloader and a Mr Bulletfeeder can really crank out new rounds for the new toys. LOL
  328. S

    Who is losing their boat?.....

    Don't you mean: "Does anyone need half a boat?"
  329. S

    Who is losing their boat?.....

    If you think this is expensive, wait till she takes the house and half the retirement account and the guy still has to pay child support and alimony. Its always cheaper to rent than to buy (I'm talking about a wife).
  330. S

    16 ft radon

    You should put in a GPS controlled troll motor.
  331. S

    For Sale 32 gallon offshore bait tank san diego

    Based on the measured dimensions and assuming .125 thick walls, the tank volume is approximately 37.5 gallons (8670 in^3/ 231 in^3/gal). In the real world, it depends on where you measure the water. I measured to the of the top of the tank not including the opening. If the outflow is lower...
  332. S

    Long Beach lobster spots?

    The key is to find a sandy spot. You don't want it to be near any structures like rocks or kelp. The best parts are directly in middle of shipping lanes and definitely in the harbor entrances next to the lighthouse. Preferably, you don't use any lighted markers and make sure you have ample...
  333. S

    El Dorado?

    Radio Frequency Interference?
  334. S

    Split Rings

    Its not the tensile strength of the split rings I only worry about. If you have to tie a line directly to the ring, it can get frayed or damaged by the split ends. The weakened knot has a higher chance of breaking. When you line moves around, it tends to end up right at the weak spot of the...
  335. S

    Split Rings

    Heavier stuff, I braze the rings. I don't trust any split ring for heavy gear.
  336. S

    SOLD Purchase complete

    That is a dang good deal. Some of the tools looks like its for an A&P mechanic. Too bad I don't have a car to transport something that size. It even comes with a free dollar bill.
  337. S

    Sad news, boat fire.

    How fireproof are the seat cushions in the galley? I've seen videos of plastic igniting and generating very noxious fumes in fire videos. If there were an intense source of flames nearby (ie: damaged Li-Ion batteries), the plastic may have been the fuel to maintain the fire and create...
  338. S

    Catalina Weather for tomorrow?

    Small craft advisory, so in other words, perfect weather.
  339. S

    Fishfinders in default mode

    Its the same question as when you buy a car, do you leave everything in default mode or do you tweak the settings? Do you tweak the AC, the radio? Will the AC and radio work in default? Yes. Will it be set to what you want? No. If you're surrounded by fish and the fish finder shows...
  340. S

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    I am sure the fishing fleet has "safety is very important" in mind when they turn off the AIS system.
  341. S

    Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    You are wrong. FLIR stands for "Forward Looking InfraRed". The infrared frequency spectrum includes both light and heat sources. The long wave infrared sensors can detect heat sources from engines and human bodies. There are some higher end cameras that uses cryogenically cooled detectors...
  342. S

    WTB saltiga 15 or 20 stardrag

    Yup.. they can be pricey if its mint condition. I saw some very beat up ones on sale. Lowest price was $300. I have way more Saltigas than I need, but I would never sell mine. I have two 15s, two 20s, three 30s, four 30Ts. I'm sure I have a few more, but not going to dig them up because...
  343. S

    WTB saltiga 15 or 20 stardrag

    Good luck on the Saltiga 15.
  344. S

    Jackpot nightmare.

    Another fish similar to the mackeral is the Frigate Tuna or Frigate Mackeral. They are both in the same family and genus as the bullet tuna, but they are different species. However, the max weight of the frigate mackeral is around 3.5 lbs (world record is 3 lb and 8 oz) and the bullet mackeral...
  345. S

    8/24 226/302/corner

    All this excitement and nobody has a video? People would pay money to see this amount of action in the waters. Create a Youtube channel for googans and you will have a million subs in a week.
  346. S

    Aztec refused to clean my fish!

    I bet you can't eat all of that 100 lbs of processed tuna so you had to give it away too. Boo Hoo... You can't complain when you have that much fish in one trip. There are plenty of people on skunked trips who would love to trade places with you. You can also bring home nothing, with no...
  347. S

    GUN SURVEY

    What? You don't fish with an AR15? There is nothing political about fishing with AR15s. Its just a lifestyle and preference. Some like Calstar or Phoenix. Others prefer Smith and Wesson.
  348. S

    ANYONE REMEMBER THE TOTOABA - Sea of Cortez?

    With the current price of $10,000 to $25,000 per fish bladder, they will be extinct soon. The bladders were up to $137,000 per bladder in 2011. I just wish they discovered that seals or sea lion bladder is a replacement for Viagra...
  349. S

    WTB Vacmaster 215

    Get the VP540 and you would even be happier! You get two 20" seal bars! (grunt grunt grunt) https://www.webstaurantstore.com/ary-vacmaster-vp540-floor-model-chamber-vacuum-packaging-machine-with-two-20-seal-bars/120VMASVP540.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImO35kfqZ5AIVIRh9Ch3mtQS9EAAYASAAEgIktPD_BwE
  350. S

    Oil rigs

    How close? This close. I think the sign is above us about 10 feet behind. The seal was haviing a good time.
  351. S

    For Sale $120 OBO

    If someone lives in San Diego, remove it from your boat and drive it back, is it free?
  352. S

    Adding a bait tank Questions

    30 gallon would be better, but it would add roughly 250 lbs more weight, so make sure you locate it at a point where it doesn't put too much weight on the stern. I would not hard mount it until you figure out exactly where it is best located if you decide on the larger bait tank. You can put...
  353. S

    Ghost Town 8/17

    People should just watch the TV show called "I shouldn't be alive" and learn from it. Every single case was preventable.
  354. S

    YFT Meter Marks

    Its orange mudbutt to you.
  355. S

    YFT Meter Marks

    You have a high chirp transducer, so its no comparison to an old school transducer. I bet its an Airmar based on the screen capture. He has some fish mixed with the thermocline. You can tell because of the traces moving in depth.
  356. S

    YFT Meter Marks

    It looks like you're using a stock Lowrance transducer. At 200 KHz frequency, you really can't go a lot deeper than 300-400 feet without losing a lot of signal strength. The 1kW Airmar chirp transducers can go much deeper and have a better picture and target separation. The wide angle versions...
  357. S

    YFT Meter Marks

    You are metering those delicious escolars that follow the YFT about 600 feet down. The delicious escolars are best consumed in high quantities over 6 oz per serving.
  358. S

    Garmin will not mark fish.

    It sounds normal. If your transducer is not a wide transducer, the fish may not be under the cone to be detected. When I go offshore, I set a max depth and turn up gain very high to the point where it can even see the thermocline. You may occasionally pick up a mark or two if they are deeper...
  359. S

    FREE Life Seal Hatch Sealant

    Freeze it. It will be reusable for a much longer time.
  360. S

    Help with new Calif. Ammo Laws

    I guess hoarding 50,000 rounds of ammo is finally paying off!
  361. S

    Dumping BlueFin Carcasses Huntington Harbor

    What a waste of a good fish head soup. The cheek muscles are the best parts.
  362. S

    Rockfishing jigs and shrimp flies... fishing the bottom vs a few cranks?

    If you see that many small rockfish around your bait, its time to move the boat. Those small half-banded rockfish are the worse. They eat lures even bigger than their body size. I still have no idea how they get the treble hook inside their small mouths.
  363. S

    RIP, Ron Ashimine

    It looks like he slayed some beasts in his lifetime while barefooted. Some of the fish are even taller than him! RIP Ron.
  364. S

    Affordable EPIRB?

    The ACR PLB is a much better device for smaller boats and personal use. If you go hiking or biking into desolate areas, it can help save your life. I have a friend who is lost in the mountains for past month by himself. If he had one of those devices, he could have been found safe. There is...
  365. S

    Dorado 7/30

    The colt sniper is a definite killer jig.
  366. S

    Kinked / Damaged Antenna Wire

    My guess is the cable did not have enough slack between the clamshell and the antenna mount. You can see the cut in the cable and it aligns with the clamshell edge. You have hardly any slack in the cable. If the antenna is rotated to the back of the boat, it would definitely rub against the...
  367. S

    On the Micro

    They are used to eating turds so the corn is a natural source of food for them.
  368. S

    Fish hook removal

    The only thing not mentioned is the pig's feet was screaming the whole time for TEQUILA!!!
  369. S

    Shit flavored seafood

    Yeah its pretty nasty there. They even brought in turtles in the 1980s in an effort to have them eat the bodies. Now, the giant goonch catfish developed a taste for spicy smoky dead Indians floating down the river. People even drink directly from the river while you have pipes dumping raw...
  370. S

    Shit flavored seafood

    Its still a lot cleaner than the Ganges River.
  371. S

    24' boat to Catalina

    I saw that post later. Its still not a good boat. The deadrise angle is too shallow for going semi offshore. It provides a steady platform when its resting, but it won't be a fun ride when the water gets choppy. I've been on smaller Boston Whalers and even that is a wet and wild ride.
  372. S

    24' boat to Catalina

    That boat might be okay, but its more of a pleasure boat. The name of the boat you put in the first post was for a pontoon boat. That would be a no no. This boat can still be wet, but not as bad.
  373. S

    24' boat to Catalina

    Look it up. Its a frigging pontoon boat. A 24 foot boat would be fine if its a boat with a planing hull. If you went to Catalina long enough, you will know you don't want to be caught in the channels when the winds pick up. It will be one wet and bumpy ride back to LA. It could be glass...
  374. S

    24' boat to Catalina

    No man... you don't want to be in a pontoon boat in the ocean unless its super flat conditions. Catalina is a wild animal. It can be calm one second and windy as heck in the next hour. If you are at the twin harbor, it can get very windy as the wind blows between the valley and funnel it to...
  375. S

    Kill em' all big and small

    The shark population change has nothing to do with sport fisherman. The reality is there is a large demand for shark fins in the asian countries to make soup. This drives up the demand and prices. A kilogram of shark fin is worth $700 in Asia. With high prices, the poachers would net or long...
  376. S

    Kill em' all big and small

    Don't blame albacore bite on sports fishing. The fish just migrated north. People in Washington/Oregon has been getting very good bites for years. There is even a show called "Battlefish" on the albacore bite. It is probably due to the water temperature since its colder up north and warmer...
  377. S

    WFO Seabass 4th of July on the Pacific Dawn, Ventura.

    You should keep that thumb away from your line when you are cranking in the fish. Its a big no-no to stress your line more than the drag settings.
  378. S

    I caught all these fish with Jaime On the Jessica in the last 7 months.....

    That double hookup with the diamond necklace lure is nice!
  379. S

    Saturday 6/22/19 Catalina Report

    Gee.. I wonder how many 6 packs from LBC area was out today catching yellowtail? People shouldn't come up to someone bow that closely even if its a hot bite.
  380. S

    Is it illegal to drug seals?

    No shit sherlock. That is the whole point. A pack the size of a sugar packet can kill 500 humans. A pound will cure the ocean of these damn seals and sea lions.
  381. S

    Is it illegal to drug seals?

    For maximum effect, add a pound of Chinese Fentanyl into the mackerel.
  382. S

    Is it illegal to drug seals?

    Legal deterrent methods: https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/protected_species/marine_mammals/pinnipeds/sea_lion_removals/potential-deterrence-methods-10-2018.pdf The following methods/devices have an increased likelihood of causing injury or death and should be avoided. • No...
  383. S

    Offshore Tackle Bags

    I use the Calcutta CT1010WC. Its made of durable material and the zippers are great. Its a great soft bag for tackle. I love the side pockets. I can fit the bigger spools of fluorocarbon leaders. The top pocket can hold a lot of gear and is easy to access. There is also a back mesh pocket...
  384. S

    need company for fishing bf ,

    R u in 2 wet fishing with lc rod on cc f21 with bfd kfc?
  385. S

    Denatured alcohol banned in CA??

    Drive down to another state and pick some up. While you are there, pick up some ammo and plastic straws.
  386. S

    Catching Crawfish to Eat

    These came right out of the LA river. There are extra protein attached to the outer shell too. Delish...
  387. S

    Pierpoint Landing....Oldie but goody

    The girls look a lot better back then too.
  388. S

    Catching Crawfish to Eat

    There are plenty in the LA river (or sewer). You just have to lift the shopping carts and dead bodies to get to them. They love to hide inside the sunken plastic bottles and old hubcaps. I'm not even kidding.
  389. S

    Liberty Killed it...

    We were on a charter boat fishing in Mexican waters and one of the local boats from Mexico backed right up to the stern of our boat about 50 feet away during a hot bite on a drift. They completely shut down our bite. They had the nerve to ask us for bait since they didn't have any live bait...
  390. S

    Which VHF Channel?

    Channel 72 is the radio check channel. You have radio checks every 5 minutes.
  391. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    If you only want the fuel flow reading and not engine RPM, etc, you can get a dedicated EP 60R NMEA fuel flow meter from Lowrance. You just install it in series with your fuel line and run the cable to the NMEA backbone to get data. I have the same setup on my older Johnson motor and it reads...
  392. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    The good news is that, like Geico, you just saved yourself a bunch of money.
  393. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    If you go into the Honda site for manuals, the model years before 2010 does not have NMEA interface on page 32 of the manual. Technically the manual was copyright in 2009, but with your engine at 2003, its guaranteed not to have the NMEA 2K interface...
  394. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    Models below and newer have NMEA 2K: BF150A BANJ-1304171-Forward, BAPJ -1300650-Forward If you are 2003, its most likely you do not have NEMA 2K.
  395. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    The link below has very good information on NMEA system setups. The only thing lacking is the information on power isolation. https://www.nmea.org/Assets/2012%20ibex%20full%20%20nmea%20installation.pdf
  396. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    You may also need a NMEA 0183 connection from your GO fish finder to the DSC connection on your radio unless your radio has a NMEA 2K connection or an internal GPS antenna. They are different NMEA systems.
  397. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    You can do that, but if the fish finder is down, you will have no gauges at all. Some people prefer to at least have one dedicated gauge for engine RPM, etc as a backup.
  398. S

    Honda 150 nmea2000 fuel gauge?

    You may need to have a NMEA power isolator also. I know on the Yamaha backbones, you need the power isolator or electricity from the NMEA backbone to power the gauges can power back the motor without turning the key switch. You install the power isolator and any connections past the isolator...
  399. S

    Boat ho etiquette?

    Those are the people who will not get called again. People who help you fix the boat or do maintenance is always welcomed. When you need an extra hand and the people you call won't make time to help, it leaves a negative impression. There are people who will help you out and others who are...
  400. S

    How to prepare sashimi

    Bleeding is very important. The fish can build up lactic acid and it affects the quality of the meat. Bleeding also makes the fish to die quicker and reduces trauma on the meat. Some fish may stay alive for hours even after its out of the water. Treefish and chuckleheads can stay alive for a...
  401. S

    How to prepare sashimi

    If you fish on private boat, bleed and gut the fish after its dead as soon as possible. Before you bleed, ikijime the fish to make it fresher. Best way to bleed the fish is in a bucket of water with fish facing down. The water helps to make the bleeding more complete. If you don't ikijime...
  402. S

    Birdschool Yellowtail. 4/5

    That is a freaking bonzilla! Good catch!
  403. S

    Boccaccio: Trash Fish or Not?

    Trick to making salmon groupers half way decent is to ice them down right away and to bleed them. It takes a lot of the stink away. When you eat them, make sure you fillet and remove the skins. I personally don't eat them, but did notice the stink is a lot less when its been bled and the fish...
  404. S

    How to find a kelp paddy with a drone?

    Can't tell... Is that a floating turd with little remoras eating it?
  405. S

    polarized glasses

    I have the Smith Chromapop polarize, Costa 580p and 580g glasses. The same article was what made me look into the Smith glasses in addition to the Costas that many prefer on this web site. I personally prefer the Costa 580p for most of my use for everyday and fishing. Its light and has great...
  406. S

    For Sale Twin Vee 26

    Nice Boat. No seats for passengers or a bait tank? What type of transducer and where is it mounted (thru hull, transom, etc)?
  407. S

    Horseshoe 3-10 Seeing Red

    You need to sharpen the end of the hook. The fish will thank you for it. Just run it through a bench grinder. Its easiest to grind the tip first before you make the bends. You should also bend the tip inward a bit to make it easier to keep the fish from sliding out. I made a couple of the...
  408. S

    Horseshoe 3-10 Seeing Red

    Basically, something similar to this. Instead of tying a knot around the hook, I make a loop on the line and loop it around the hook so I can remove easily if needed. I tie the sinker directly to the eye of the hook with a welded ring. You can also use a heavy duty piece of mono to tie to the...
  409. S

    Horseshoe 3-10 Seeing Red

    You can easily make your own with an inverted hook and a torpedo weight at the end. You just wrap your line around the hook. You just need to flatten the hook barb or file it down. I use that as my weight for rockfish so I can descent and set up for the next fish at the same time. It help...
  410. S

    Long Beach rockfish opener 3/1

    Yes bocaccio is part of the 10 rockfish limit. Bocaccio is a type of rockfish and is part of the RCG complex. They used to have a separate limit but now its limited to 10 fish as part of the rockfish group. With whitefish, you can keep 10 fish and it is not considered as a rockfish other than...
  411. S

    Colt snipper and popper recommendations for YFT?

    If you want to reduce snags, as soon as the jig hits the bottom, pull some line up at least 1-2 cranks to keep it from the bottom. You are still close enough for the fish to go after your lure, but not at the bottom where it can get in between the cracks of the rocks. If the jig itself gets...
  412. S

    Colt snipper and popper recommendations for YFT?

    They are designed with facets on the side of the jig. The design makes the jig fall in an erratic pattern. Most of the hits are during the drop. I mainly jig by casting out and letting it drop till the depth where the fish are holding. At that point, I crank up and jerk the rod randomly to...
  413. S

    Colt snipper and popper recommendations for YFT?

    The key is to practice jigging with the colt sniper. If you know how to jig them right, no fish can resist them. Its all about the action of the jig. The color doesn't matter that much. I don't think my jig has any color left with all the bite marks. Be prepared to put the reel in gear...
  414. S

    what bargains are hot at Fred Hall?

    Turners has a lot of action each year and the tuna jerky from one of the booth is amazing. They give out free samples too. You can find all kinds of great deals if you know what you are looking for.
  415. S

    NSS12 Ram Mount?

    If you decide to mount using a RAM mount, do not get the RAM mount. Get the BalzOut mount or something similar. Its a lot more sturdier. I use it for my 12" Lowrance fish finder. Its basically almost the same weight and size as the NSS12. Once its locked in, its not moving in any seas...
  416. S

    Ak handguard identification?

    Looking at all the little details, I'm sure is the UFM. They did make mods to the top section to make it work with the Ultimak rail. You can clearly see the mod and it was probably done with an end mill. On the picture of the backside with the knifes, you can also see the keymod features...
  417. S

    Ak handguard identification?

    It kind of looks like the AK UFM from Krebs Custom. They might have made some modifications to remove the upper picatinny rail. They may have machined off the area to fit the Ultimak rail. That is probably why they had to repaint or cerakote the rail and covered up the logos...
  418. S

    TRADE Selling ammo?

    F all this crap. Get a Dillon XL650 with brass/bulletfeeder and also a Forster Co-Ax press and you're set for life. The only thing you need to buy are the 22LR's.
  419. S

    San Diego Kelp Forests - Cool Article

    Water temperature can also wreck havoc on the kelp. They thrive in water temp from 42-72 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything warmer, they don't survive as well. Urchins have a big effect, but the temperature is more critical. They grow very fast once the conditions are right. Horseshoe Kelp area...
  420. S

    Rockfish Time is Near

    The advertisement video is a combination of click bait and bad info. Its 75 fathoms (450 feet) when the season opens up. It was 60 fathoms (360 feet) last year.
  421. S

    How old is this lure?

    You should sell that hooker to me for $10. Its not a collectable lure. Its just a crappy lure like one of those Banjo Minnow thingys. Stop listening to the other people on this board. You prefer paypal or WeChat Pay?
  422. S

    WTB 4 AWG marine battery wires

    I get all my wires and connectors from Genuinedealz.com. The wires are top notch marine quality at very affordable prices. It is very comparable to Ancor products. The terminals are tin plated copper, unlike the cheaper crap from Ebay. They can also custom make cables with terminals swaged...
  423. S

    Lobster Buoys to be banned soon in San Diego

    All you have to do is make your own floats. What you do is strap 500 plastic straws together using plastic ring holder from a 6-pack or use fifty of the 30 round AR15 magazines. Fill it with expandable foam and wrap the entire thing with disposable plastic shopping bags.
  424. S

    Transducer removal

    Replace the Furuno with a modern chirp fish finder and Airmar transducer. You will be much happier. The Humminbird 997 is an older unit and has limitations compared to the newer fish finders. You get much better target separation with the newer chirp fish finders.
  425. S

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    I went out on my friend's boat today and most of the boats in Long Beach area were a few miles away from the double rigs and outer rig at around 280 feet depth. Water and air temperature was around 60-63 degree range. It was a zoo out there. I counted at least 20 private boats and 3-4 cattle...
  426. S

    rock fishing from shore good locations needed

    Its not even safe to WALK around Dockweiler. Regarding safety of the fish there, look up and you see a nice big Hyperion sewage treatment plant. Bon Appetite.
  427. S

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    Three yellowtails were caught by the Native Sun today too, so they are out there and biting also. They claim the fish were 12-25 lb fish.
  428. S

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    Any pics of the tuna caught on the Victory today?
  429. S

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    Lots of squid boats near the red buoy at night last few days. There are tons of squid in the Long Beach area and that will bring in the White Seabass too. I heard they caught the fish at the 150 area but wasn't on the boat to know for sure.
  430. S

    Best level wind reel for 9 year

    It depends on the type of fishing you plan to use the reel for. I use the fathom levelwind 15 for rockfishing and its a great reel. Trust me, you don't want to have to move the line back and forth if you keep dropping down to catch rockfish. The fathom also has a lower gear ratio that makes...
  431. S

    new rockfish limits- what will you use?

    The source is the DFG web site. They were proposals and maybe not all the changes will go into effect, but I doubt DFG would not change the bag limit on lingcods. They implemented far worse restrictions in the past. I'm glad they are loosening up some of the regulations and admitting they...
  432. S

    new rockfish limits- what will you use?

    It would change a lot on the cowcod areas (changed from 20 fathoms to 40 fathoms) to be able to fish down to 240 feet instead of just 120 feet. It will open up a lot more good rockfish grounds in those cowcod areas.
  433. S

    new rockfish limits- what will you use?

    Link to the DFG proposed changes. https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=161276 Explanation of reasoning for the changes: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=161277 The proposed regulatory changes will implement the following changes: 1. Increase the allowable...
  434. S

    If anyone is willing please give me some tips on slinging iron

    Here are some basics on the casting technique. Once you get better at it, you can cast further and whip the jig out. The key is to let down some line and swing in a pendulum motion. You also need to practice thumb control to prevent backlash. Start slow and learn the basic fundamentals and...
  435. S

    Simrad transducer questions

    It depends on your transom design and how far the outboard is set back from the transom. In general, it does not interfere on all the installations I worked on. The easiest way to see this is to temporarily hold the transducer against the hull and look side to side to see if there are...
  436. S

    For Sale Am selling my Used OPPO UDP-205 4k Blu-Ray player

    Nice first post. Free Bluray player?
  437. S

    For Sale Old school line winder

    Did it come with the hand crank to start the motor? Interested...
  438. S

    Side scan, do you use it?

    Not at those depths. Anything past 200 ft is hard to read on most fish finders. Signal attenuation at the 400 to 800 KHz is high with deeper waters. Its great for lake and inshore bass fishing.
  439. S

    WTB 78 outrage with 97 evinrude

    Looks like a hole on the bow from the trailer on the last pic? The front looks like it may have hit a few objects in the past. The keel looks like it has scraped a few sand bars too. The I would have it surveyed. The deck looks soft to me. Its possible to be water logged. One of the more...
  440. S

    What happened to the Prowler?

    That why I put the the word "if the weather was good". I was not in the area to know if the fog was thick. In that case, the speed of the boats travelling in fog needs to be reviewed carefully. The Attessa IV looks like it has a lot of different radar domes on the boat. I'm sure the...
  441. S

    What happened to the Prowler?

    If captains turn off their AIS, they don't always remember to turn them back on. I think the coast guard should start auditing commercial fishing boats using the AIS and note which ones are turning them off and cite them. As soon as they do that, you will see less of this turning transponder...
  442. S

    *Lobster Thieves*

    Get a nice thrower flashlight like the ThruNight TN32 or something similar and you can light them up. Its so bright that its blinding. I can light up the side of the Catalina with my thrower flashlight from over a quarter mile away...
  443. S

    *Lobster Thieves*

    What is the name of the boat?
  444. S

    Radio issues

    Mechanical connectors are never as good as soldered connections for RF connectors. The PL-259 connectors are very easy to install. You just slip the connector body and then the adapter/reducer over the coax, cut the coax and strip down the braid. Just lay the braid over the slip on section...
  445. S

    Radio issues

    It doesn't sound like the problem is in the radio if you read his second message. The first radio he replaced had issues with transmitting also. The reason why it probably broke up is the high power is reflected back into the output circuit and the radio cuts off when the reflected power is...
  446. S

    Radio issues

    The marine frequencies are around 175 MHz so you need a scope that can read higher frequencies. There are a lot of "affordable" digital oscilloscopes that go up to 200 MHz such as Hantek, but it cost at least a few hundred dollars ($400-$500). You can get it a little cheaper without the screen...
  447. S

    Radio issues

    I don't quite understand an oscilloscope would be any easier. You will need a 25W or greater dummy load and a "T" adapter to get any reading to the oscilloscope. You will also need an adapter to a BNC type connector for the oscilloscope. You have to be very careful with your impedance setup...
  448. S

    Radio issues

    It is most likely your antenna connection. It could be loose on the connector side or where its mounted to the antenna. I've seen the wires get twisted enough to disconnect inside the antenna where the cable runs into it. It is most common problem on antennas that is rotated down if you are...
  449. S

    My girls first yellowfin

    I love women who loves to fish. She is a keeper!
  450. S

    Refinish worn Coltsniper jig?

    Not so much on the colt snipers. On the megabaits, the curve helps make the lure move more erratic and flutter on freefall. I intentionally bent two of the colt jigs to test the theory out and it was the same as the standard colt jigs. The faceted walls on the colt lure is different than the...
  451. S

    Refinish worn Coltsniper jig?

    Hell no. Worn paint on colt snipers are a badge of honor. My colt sniper is so beat up, you can't tell its a colt. If you do decide to bastardize that jig, you can use a Jig Skinz over the surface. A colt sniper on a slow pitch rod is a deadly combo.
  452. S

    No electronics....

    If you can afford and ipad, you can afford a fish finder.
  453. S

    Dorado on the wild in sac

    I liked how the captain told the deckhand that he needs to help the customers. Some of the customers look inexperienced with this type of fishing. They didn't know how to freespool after the fish is on the deck or to unhook the fish. Someone even left an unattended rod on the rail. Once the...
  454. S

    75% Chance of El Nino This Winter

    December is only less than two months away. There is no way in chance the water temperature would change that much in a short period of time. You will gradually see the temperature increase to get to the level shown in the 1997 and 2015 levels. The water temperature does not shift that fast...
  455. S

    75% Chance of El Nino This Winter

    Not likely given the latest images available from Jason-3 satellites. That cold water from the Asia side has been there all year and will grow even larger in the winter. The weather is closer to a mild weather that is neither El Nino or La Nina. If you compare the photos with El Nino in the...
  456. S

    FISHING FLATFALLS BD 09.30.2018

    You don't need triangle charts. Just use your sine, cosine functions. It just depends on the angle you are measuring.
  457. S

    CHANGING HOOKS

    teeth or armpit hair
  458. S

    WTB Simrad Evo 3 9 inch

    The name of the map waypoints on the 9" version is very hard to read. They use this black text with a white background and horrible with the high resolution. Too bad the fonts don't get larger when you zoom in. You might want to check it out before you commit to the 9" version on the EVO3...
  459. S

    82 OutRage Rehab

    Even ugly girls need some love too. It looks great.
  460. S

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

    The threads are too jacked up for any file. The threads in the middle are almost touching each other. You need to find the thread pitch and find the die for the diameter and pitch. The easiest way to use a thread pitch gauge. Just chase the threads with a cutting tap. I don't think a roll...
  461. S

    Larger grade Bonita off Newport

    Bonies taste great when you bleed and ice them down right away.
  462. S

    Electronics Question (Garmin Yamaha Command Link)

    If you plan to connect the command link to the powered NMEA2K backbone, you will need a DC power isolator module. You can get the Garmin or any other brand. It basically prevents the power from the backbone from powering up the engine system. Without it, the throttle valve would buzz when...
  463. S

    9/08 Dodos and 1 Skippy

    Its nice when everyone is hooked up and having a good time. It looks like the area will be a zoo by this weekend.
  464. S

    9/08 Dodos and 1 Skippy

    Did Lynndeva poached on your patty too? :D That is a nice haul!
  465. S

    What tool to cut off welded rings from jigs?

    $18 from lowes for the 14" model. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-14-in-Bolt-Cutters/50069707 $14 for the 8" model: It works great. I cut and braze my own rings with these cutters all the time. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-8-in-Bolt-Cutters/50069713
  466. S

    LB wall and Esther rig 9/8

    Radar is your friend. The radar showed a giant cargo ship less than a mile away on the screen. You look outside and there is no way you can see it. You can be within 500 feet and not see it. Radar is your friend when the fog is that thick. The Lowrance 3G radar worked great and it was...
  467. S

    How to avoid getting seasick?

    What works for me is to have some food in your stomach and to drink at least 12 oz of water. I personally believe the water sloshing in your stomach helps prevent nausea. Having food in your stomach keeps your digestive system flowing properly. Don't go overboard and eat a lot of greasy foods...
  468. S

    What’s a good app for checking waves

    WINDY or you can go to www.windy.com
  469. S

    Hydraulic Steering kits

    I think Uflex are built better than the Seastar equivalent. However, the Seastar hydraulic actuator brackets are easier to install since its two parts. If you don't have a direct angle to install the brackets, you may even need to lift he engine, similar to changing steering cables.
  470. S

    Bait pump help...older Rule 700

    Electrolysis/galvanic needs a current source or electrical potential (ie dissimilar metal in direct contact) to occur. The type of "rusting" i'm talking about is probably a combination of pitting corrosion in combination with crevice corrosion. Typically, "rusting" is a type of uniform...
  471. S

    Bait pump help...older Rule 700

    The problem is the water in the hose between the pump and the bait tank traps water. The impeller prevents the water in the hose from draining. The water slowly seeps through the gaps and eventually drains out the intake. This may take a very long time and the corrosion would eventually erode...
  472. S

    Bait pump help...older Rule 700

    I put in quick disconnect fittings on my bait pumps and put dielectric grease on the contacts to prevent corrosion. I also wrap up the connection with electrical tape and put the connection in a dry location (if possible). If the pump fails, I can swap out another pump with the quick...
  473. S

    Bait pump help...older Rule 700

    To make the cartridge pumps last a lot longer, remove the cartridge after a trip and rinse out the pump impeller and shaft with fresh water. When the salt water from the pump to the bait tank just sits there, the water just keeps corroding the shaft until its destroyed. Removing the pump also...
  474. S

    WTB 22ft Davis Cortez

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/06-davis-cortez-1-2-cabin-d4-diesel-57k.698228/#post-4675280
  475. S

    One would think that with over 1 billion people, they'd get it right

    The husband never wanted to have kids. The doctor just screwed up his plan. It wasn't painful for the husband.
  476. S

    Rocky Point/PV

    Another good site to watch for weather changes is Windy.com site. You can zoom into local areas or the overall picture. It looks like we have two tropical storms Olivia and Norman in the Pacific stirring things up again. https://www.windy.com/?33.461,-117.897,10 People are so focused on...
  477. S

    Rocky Point/PV

    Always check with Fishtrack for the local water temperatures. Its a good free tool. http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-charts/southern-california_58666
  478. S

    Paddy Poaching - DP

    Nice!! You're THAT guy! LOL
  479. S

    FREE 4' VHF antenna

    You should save it in case you accidentally leave the 8' antenna up and drive away. It won't be the first time.
  480. S

    Simrad transducer questions

    It can pick up bait and game fish, but you have to learn how to read it sideways. I'm not sure about squid, but it should be able to pick them up if the squid is in tight school. The key issue is that you have to run at a relatively slow speed at around 3 mph to get a good reading. Its a good...
  481. S

    Simrad transducer questions

    If you don't bottom fish, the better transducer is the TM275LH-W. You can get that transducer with the Lowrance/Simrad connector already attached. With the other transducers, it comes with a pigtail and you need a box. You will need to verify the transducer is a 9 pin vs a 7 pin connector...
  482. S

    Second-hand report

    I think it was Russian collusion. I demand a recount.
  483. S

    Simrad transducer questions

    It depends on your style of fishing. If you do more bottom fishing at up to 360 feet, the TM265LH would be a better transom mounted transducer if you plan to have a dual band transducer. If you do more offshore, the TM275LHW is better as described above due to the wider cone angle. The low...
  484. S

    Fillet Table Suggestions

    Something like this is already designed for cleaning fish and game...
  485. S

    Slow day 14-277-152-Avalon 8/24

    OC Register Report: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/08/24/boat-sinks-after-striking-long-beach-breakwater-six-on-board-unhurt/
  486. S

    Slow day 14-277-152-Avalon 8/24

    OC Register Report: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/08/24/boat-sinks-after-striking-long-beach-breakwater-six-on-board-unhurt/
  487. S

    Great White on paddy at 14 Mile Bank 8/23

    I would have tossed a grappling hook on that kelp patty and dragged it to Catalina island along with the GW. That will help take care some of the seals and sea lion problems.
  488. S

    Hydraulic Steering vs Mechanical

    I prefer the Uflex over seastar, but its still better than a cable system. Another advantage is that it allows you to update to an autopilot system.
  489. S

    Sacrificial anodes....zincs

    The site below has good information on the application of different types of anodes depending on your situation. According to the site, "If a vessel remains active in saltwater on a regular basis, both zinc and aluminum anodes will work. If sitting for periods of time in saltwater, zinc is the...
  490. S

    Handheld VHF With integral GPS Killer Deal!

    Its cheaper online and Ebay has a 8% Ebay Bucks that expires tomorrow. It would cut the cost down to $170 total shipped (not including the rebate). With the rebate, its $130 (that is if the rebate ever shows up)...
  491. S

    Driveway from hell. Pls help!!

    Sell the house. I hate the way the garage is in the way to the back yard. I prefer direct path to the backyards to provide more room for more boat toys. Problem solved. LOL.
  492. S

    Pacific Quest crashed

    It will buff right out...
  493. S

    What tape to use to prevent braid slippage on reel?

    If you are doing hollow spectra you can wind the spectra on the spool without any tape to prevent corrosion. I use the same process even on standard spectra. I wish I could afford the nice Omega Hydraulic line winder these guys use.
  494. S

    What tape to use to prevent braid slippage on reel?

    Boeshield T9 is better than car wax on the spools. It has corrosion inhibitors and will provide better protection. It was designed for Boeing aircrafts and the product has since been commercialized for general use. You can read up more and see videos online comparing it to other...
  495. S

    Bullet button

    That sounds like fun. I went to one of my local FFL and was surprised he had a 50 cal Ma Duece in his collection. He told me it was perfectly legal in CA because the weight of the gun means its not a "rifle". Therefore the 50 cal restriction does not apply. The gun weighs a ton and he loves...
  496. S

    Bullet button

    You are correct about the inventory, but the records for the longest range shots don't lie. Snipers who target enemies at extremely long range (1700m or more) are all .50 BMG or 338 Lapua with the exception of the 14.5x 114mm used by one sniper. I guess its all semantics. True sniper who...
  497. S

    Bullet button

    .338 Lapua Magnum is a better designed round for long range application. Most of the long range record for sniper kills are based on the 338 Lapua or the 50 BMG A-MAX. If you prefer the 7.62 sized ammo, there are AR308 or AR10 platforms. I do agree with you, the 6.5 Creedmore is a great...
  498. S

    Bullet button

    The 223 was never designed for high stopping power. It was designed to be lighter than 308 or 30-06 bullets so troops can carry more ammo with the same weight. The smaller caliber ammo is more likely to injure the enemy as opposed to killing them with one shot. When an enemy is injured, the...
  499. S

    Bullet button

    You can go with the new "bullet buttons" that require disassembly of the upper from the lower to remove the magazine or go featureless. Most of the new bullet buttons has not passed muster with CA DOJ yet as far as I know. Featureless would allow you to use a normal magazine removal button.
  500. S

    Catalina weigh in of Giant Bluefin

    After looking at the most recent pictures... What are we talking about again?
  501. S

    For Sale 30/30 ammo

    Yup. Its the law now. Welcome to Commiefornia.
  502. S

    For Sale 30/30 ammo

    These new ammo laws are a frigging joke.
  503. S

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    I would love to see that boat pull up to Nachos at 3AM and blow the airhorn to get bait.
  504. S

    Lost my Navionics microSD card

    It depends on the type of flooring you have. If you have wooden floors, get a flashlight and shine horizontal to the surface and look for shadows. If you have carpet, use a vacuum cleaner with a new filter cartridge and suck up everything within 10 feet. Afterwards, check the filters for the...
  505. S

    15% Off Ebay Coupon

    Only good for today (6/29) till 9PM Pacific Time. $25 min purchase and $100 max discount. code: PERFECTDAY You can put multiple items into your cart and buy them at same time with the discount. If you use a cashback card and Ebates, you can get an additional 2-5% off also.
  506. S

    For Sale 20' Boston Whaler Outrage w Yam 150 4stroke (16 hrs)

    You mean a 1 scoop bait tank. I thought you were giving away a scoop of bait and take away the swim step.
  507. S

    6/12 Adrift on the west end of Cat with a dead battery

    You need a battery load tester to properly check the condition of each battery. The load tester puts an electrical load across the terminals to determine the condition of the battery. An example is shown below for an analog tester. There are also digital testers available. Someone mentioned...
  508. S

    6/12 Adrift on the west end of Cat with a dead battery

    If you are running on only one battery, at the minimum, get a portable battery starter like one of these. There are many other brands and its good to have one on board. Depending on your engine, most high-powered electric start engines can still be hand cranked with a temporary cord once you...
  509. S

    eBay coupon 20% off today

    Those max rates for the card is insane. The 30% APR max is almost 35% annual compound rate since its compounded daily. Its a good card if you pay off your entire bill in time. Its a death trap if you have a balance.
  510. S

    eBay coupon 20% off today

    Use it with Ebay Bucks, Ebates and a cash back card for over 25% off on any product. You can stack multiple purchases into your cart in one transaction if the item is less than $50. Works for me.
  511. S

    FREE E-bay coupon

    Use it or lose it. It worked great.
  512. S

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    I didn't see them explaining the reason when they posted that on FB. Besides, I deleted my FB account and don't care much about FB posts anymore. Its good they would continue to sell blanks. I recall reading that they design their blanks, but another company manufactures them. It would make...
  513. S

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    I didn't see them state the reasons for the business decisions. Either You're comparing a $500 rod to a rod that cost less than $100. There is no doubt the Poseidon rod has better action. I won't argue against that. However, to label another rod not meeting the criteria of a slow pitch...
  514. S

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    The Tsuanmi rods are perfectly fine for slow pitch fishing. I caught 25 lb yellowtails with them with no problem. Not everyone wants or can afford a Black Hole, Poseidon or Synit Rods for a very niche application. I have a couple of the Black Hole and Synit rods for tuna fishing. The action...
  515. S

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Slow pitching is fun... Pretty exciting to feel the jig hit the bottom and you know its not on the bottom. Usually its a big fish biting the jig and you're on! They love to hit the jigs on the way down. Once you get the feel down, you know when to wind and set the hook.
  516. S

    Real or just a drill ?

    To make the video even more interesting, the person shooting the video should yell out: "Watch out!!! He's got a gun!!!"
  517. S

    For Sale Boston Whaler Pilothouse 22' For Sale

    Very nice. Add a decent bait tank and its ready to GO!
  518. S

    SOLD 2006 Yamaha F150

    If deal falls through, I'm interested.
  519. S

    Teleflex Tilt Helm - Which one is this?

    Looks like the HH5741 or HH5742 helm. You can take off the steering wheel and read the data on the black plate next to the shaft to verify. The actual tag has been damaged in your picture, but this tag may have the model number also. If that is the model number, the replacement part is in the...
  520. S

    M1 Garand Reproduction rifle question

    CMP is your friend. Its been a while, but I think they still can ship directly to your home if you have FFL03 + COE. Good old days when the delivery guy knows what he is delivering to you right to your home in California. I would go with the gas plug route if you don't reload. I reload and...
  521. S

    SOLD 17’ Twin Vee

    Nice little skiff. Always wanted a Twin Vee.
  522. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    Nice.. You have good sheeeet.
  523. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    It looks like the notch where the spring hooks against is actually a little higher on the picture you had with the blue lever. I made a couple with the notch higher since you didn't have a dimension for where the notch is located.
  524. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    I updated the cad file to account for the slight variations in the hole size. The part should be very close to your latest dimensions within around .1 mm in size. The most important dimension is the distance from center and the "D" cup size. It should fit without any trimming. The part was...
  525. S

    Komodo ( Winn Grip Sleeves ) ?

    I say you have too much money and want more gear than you need. :D
  526. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    It looks like the diameter of the "D" hole is a bit smaller than the original. It might be an artifact of the 3D printing with FDM. I often get smaller inside holes and have to adjust my model to compensate. The outside dimensions are usually spot on. My printer needs better cooling for...
  527. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    It would be good to take a picture of the location where the part is installed. If you have space, make the dang part bigger and thicken the areas where its weak. The original part was made smaller because the designers were using injection molding to make the parts. They also made the part...
  528. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    SLA can make strong parts. However, dealing with resins can be a pain in the rear. Depending on the resins, the parts can be very strong. The process still needs support structures that are oriented upside down. You are literally pulling the part out of the resin pool with SLA. The print...
  529. S

    3D printing boat parts?

    The typical parts from the vendor are made with injection molding so they are much stronger. Printing this part on a standard FDM 3D printer would make a very weak spot right at the transition of the pin to the body. It can easy shear along the pin right at that point. An easy test is to grab...
  530. S

    Lead weight ban proposal

    "In California, Quirk said autopsies of pelicans and harbor seals revealed the ingestion of lead fishing weights as the cause of death." The seals probably "ingested" the lead in the form of a buckshot pellet or slug.
  531. S

    ebay 20% off site wide

    Yup, that is why I said I got almost $500 of stuff for the $100 savings.
  532. S

    ebay 20% off site wide

    I snagged close to $500 worth of goodies for the max savings ($100). I found out that you can add multiple items into your shopping cart from different vendors and the coupon works for all of the items when you buy them all at once. On top of that, you get the 1% ebay bucks and I use Ebates...
  533. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    You have no idea what you are talking about. Its closer to the HD140. The SC125 is a toy. I have two PP Pro and I debated between those two models (HD140 vs PP Pro). The Omega hydraulic line line winder was the only one that was better than both. The only reason is its not as good a value...
  534. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/pro-power-winder-for-fishing-reel-line-in-near-new-condition.679486/ Another one. I think this is a better deal even though its more expensive. Its a BEAST of a machine that can compete with a Triangle HD140 for $600. The best part is that it has...
  535. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    $250 https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/commercial-line-winder-triwinder.679444/
  536. S

    Electrical system Layout

    Definitely confusing, especially with the charging circuit and how its tied to the engines. I only see the engine tied to the negative bus. What is the "switch in cockpit" for? Unless the negative bus on the start 1&2 battery is tied to the engine/house negative bus, you may have issues with...
  537. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    Did you even read his post carefully? He counted 3 running 12 inches of line. He is not reading in yards. He would be reading 9 after running a yard of line. His counter is not precise because of the slipping and definitely not accurate based on his calibration measurements. He needs...
  538. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    Based on your information, what you need is a spool that is exactly 3 times the current small spool size to read in feet. You are basically running a set length (the circumference of the circle = diameter*pi) through the wheels. Just make sure the measurement is at the lowest point of the...
  539. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    Its better to have a variable speed foot pedal, but having one that turns on and off is better than nothing.
  540. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    You are not going to find a Triangle HD140 for less than $1000 in the used market unless it has some damage or is very worn. When Sport Chalet went out of business, some of the stores sold their machines for less than $1000, but those are rare cases. The problem with store models is they get...
  541. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    The rheostat is a passive variable resistor using WIRES or carbon discs. The link you have is most likely a carbon disc style of rheostat which is still in production. The rheostat style is a passive device that directly connects the wires into the element and use the middle wiper to the...
  542. S

    Anyone used one of these ?

    I don't think it will work on a private boat if you plan to put your rod in a rod holder. Maybe on cattle boats is fine since your rod is clamped to the side of the boat.
  543. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    You be surprised with the variety of home made winders already out there and even some that was sold for less than $200. One thing I don't like about drill winder is the lack of a foot pedal. You want all hands free instead of having to hold the button on the drill. One hand to apply pressure...
  544. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    If that is the case, a quick calibration technique I mentioned above will solve the problem. If you want to wind a specific amount of line, just multiply the calibration factor by the amount you want and wind until you get that number. Another way is to change the diameter of the wheel and it...
  545. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    That is why I mentioned the "electronic" foot pedal. There are no rheostats other than a variable resistor inside. The circuit board has a MOSFET driver at a rated load. It does not overheat as much an old school rheostat style foot pedal or a carbon disc type. In fact, the "rheostat"...
  546. S

    Yamaha 4 stroke f150 not peeing

    Yup, the thermostat is stuck if its cold. You get more carbon buildup inside your engine at idle also. You won't notice at the console, but the passengers sitting near the engine would smell more exhaust fumes at idle. My buddie's boat had the same exact issue and the thermostat replacement...
  547. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    Take a closer look at your the counter while its running. If the line is slipping, you may need to look to add more "grip" to the wheel on the counter. I use a pro power line winder and have noticed that the counter jumps when its winding so I lose count at time. I fixed it with a 5 cent...
  548. S

    DIY Line Winder - Planning Stage

    I don't understand your problem with the sewing machine motor or a foot pedal. My smaller setup (Wonder Line Winder) has an foot pedal with electronic circuit and it works fine. The old school rheostat type of foot pedal control would heat up, but the new electronic version has no problems at...
  549. S

    Boston whaler console screws?

    Get some duct seal from the air conditioning and duct aisle. They usually put them way down in the bottom of the shelf. Put some duct seal around the back of the washer as an additional waterproof barrier. it looks like grey putty and cost less than $3.
  550. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    I understand most are short grip as shown. However, on the BH rods, the material used is very slippery if your hand is wet and have fish slime. Having PVA in that location helps provide grip it that situation. The grip on the BH slow pitch rod on the top in the picture below is my personal...
  551. S

    Electrical issue finally solved

    I just went to Walmart for some food for tomorrow's fishing trip and picked up a bottle of the Performix liquid tape. It looks and smells similar to my Gardner Bender LTB-400 that I used before. I made a test wire splice and coated with the Performix and its curing now. I will let it...
  552. S

    Electrical issue finally solved

    Maybe I will give it a try if I see it on sale. Its definitely better than not having any sealant at all. In this particular case where its exposed to moisture (especially in a bilge area), I prefer to ensure the connections are solid. He mentioned the power went off on his boat, so its a...
  553. S

    Electrical issue finally solved

    I have 3 boats currently. Just because I don't list them doesn't mean I don't have a boat. Everyone has an opinion and I don't trust any brushed on coating that sells for $4 on my boat. If you think the coating is effective, all you need to do is test it properly. I usually grab the wires...
  554. S

    Electrical issue finally solved

    Those liquid electrical tape are completely worthless. The brushed-on "tape" turns brittle and with any flex, the tape would crack. The moisture would get in the cracks and work its way into the wires again. You need something that stays pliable over the life and remain waterproof. An...
  555. S

    Tsunami & Tranx

    I got the TSSPJC-661MH model. Its a medium heavy rod for conventional reels. It has a nice balance between strength and flexibility. It has a nice parabolic action. My first impression with the rod is "what kind of black magic is this?". The rod is super light, flexible, acid wrapped, and...
  556. S

    Tsunami & Tranx

    That is a good setup. I am using a Penn Fathom with a 4.3:1 gear ratio on my new rod. The lower gear ratio provides good torque without having to use a 2 speed reel. I like the Andros reels also.
  557. S

    Tsunami & Tranx

    If you ever go sand dab fishing (only), you can legally use more more than 2 hooks. I went on a sand dab trip and it was very easy to wind up. It almost feels like cheating with the Tranx 400 reel. Usually sand dabs can be a struggle since its acts like a sea anchor as you drag it up. I had...
  558. S

    Tsunami & Tranx

    The slow pitch Tsunami is an amazing rod for rockfishing. I use it with my Tranx 400 and I love it. It has so much flex that it makes reeling in a fish from very deep waters very effortless. Its one of the best value for a fishing rod. I'm definitely getting more in the future. So far I...
  559. S

    Pacific Star might lose it license?

    The killer part is the "overtime" and "other" pay. I have no idea what "other" pay is for, but its huge. Maybe it means drug dealing or selling poached animals on the side. Its sick that a public employees makes more than many engineers. Most of them make 100K or more each year. Private...
  560. S

    Pacific Star might lose it license?

    These Fish and Game wardens get paid too much. $150k in salary and benefits per year. No wonder Californians pay the highest taxes. Pretty interesting reading on the entire story and the wardens involved...
  561. S

    Porta-Bote Genesis 3 Barn Find - $125

    That is a steal!! Its great for lake fishing and night time poaching... err.. fishing.
  562. S

    sheena was a man!!

    Maybe the "person" thought you were a a bloodyd*ck member...
  563. S

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Nice... Okay, now stop showing off and go fish!
  564. S

    Bugging tonight out of Long Beach? Stay home.

    We were out on Sunday around the 150 area. The wind came and went away a few times from 10AM to 3PM. It was a bit choppy around the noon time. The worse part was the current was in one direction and the wind was sideways so you are getting hit with waves coming from the sides instead of the...
  565. S

    WTB Progessive Reloader

    Hornady LNL is not a bad reloading machine, but I think Dillon has better value retention. You can't go wrong with a Dillon. Its not a perfect machine, but with a few tweaks, it can become a much better machine. I use IMR 700X and the flake type powders can be a pain to meter accurately on...
  566. S

    WTB Progessive Reloader

    X4 on the Dillon XL650 with mods. I made 5-6 modifications on the machine and its a high precision artwork now. I just added a bullet feeder so its ready to rock and roll. The stock machine works fine, but you really need to make the mods to make it much better.
  567. S

    Divers dream plate

    Based on the galvanic charts, the 304, 316 stainless has a larger voltage delta to zinc than Silicon Bronze. Silicon Bronze is slightly more anodic and falls around -0.25 while stainless is around 0 to -0.10 on the chart. Zinc is around -1.0. The closer the voltage potential, you have less...
  568. S

    Dropper loop vs 3x for White Seabass

    They are crepuscular animals. Best times are during certain moon cycles and grey light. You can catch them throughout the day and night but those are the times that has been proven to be most successful. You have to be there on the spot anchored with the right conditions. Mark Wisch has a...
  569. S

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

    I just realized you said you wanted to connect two positive wires to the same 15A breaker. You can only do that if EACH wire you are running to the positive circuit breaker can handle the 15A load. You need a minimum of 18 gauge wire but 16 gauge is preferred. If you run two smaller wires...
  570. S

    Sinker advice for a new guy to saltwater.

    If you did that, you would be coming home with 300 lbs of lead and a smaller wallet.
  571. S

    Sinker advice for a new guy to saltwater.

    If you are a new fisherman, the best sinker is a spark plug. Don't overthink it. Torpedo and egg sinkers are all you need for most applications. Just have to have a selection of weight to get down to the depths you need. Add at least 2-3 more oz for high current conditions. I mainly use...
  572. S

    Blowing fuses

    If the wire gauge is too thin and the current going through it is below the max fuse rating, it would never pop the fuse. It can heat the wire up to the point of melting the insulation and fuse the wire strands together. If you have flammable material near the wire, you can cause a fire. That...
  573. S

    Blowing fuses

    You have a major wiring mistake if its blowing with a 15A fuse. I didn't see what brand or size of pump you have, but a typical Rule pump specs are shown below. I am assuming you are not putting in a 3700 GPM pump. 360 GPM - 2.1A 500 GPM - 1.9A 800 GPM - 2.8A 1100 GPM - 3.3A 1500 GPM - 4.8A...
  574. S

    Blowing fuses

    I suggest you get a multimeter and check your wiring. Something is wired to ground in your circuit instead of going through the pump. You should have a ground wire of the pump to the battery, the positive power from the battery goes to a fuse and run into the switch. From the switch, it goes...
  575. S

    Blowing fuses

    It depends on the wire gauge and the length of wire. There are charts to indicate what is the "safe" load on the wires. You should never exceed the fuse size beyond what is on the charts. The idea is that you are protecting the wires itself from fusing, melting the insulation and causing a...
  576. S

    California Ammo Laws 2018 - No more private ammo sales

    Get a Dillion and all your problem is solved.
  577. S

    Boat crash. Yikes! Jump!!

    Nobody was filming with their phones. It looks like two GoPro's from different angles on the boat. That guy in the back waving at the boat made sure he held on to his favorite fishing rod though. Its scary how fast the situation turned bad.
  578. S

    Boat crash. Yikes! Jump!!

    Anyone saw this boat crash posted online? Crazy drivers not paying attention. They were probably texting, drinking, smoking weed or all at the same time.
  579. S

    California Ammo Laws 2018 - No more private ammo sales

    I doubt most local shops will stock Mauser, Nambu or Arisaka rounds in bulk. If they don't accept online orders, people need to go into reloading more.
  580. S

    How Bad is Gold ?

    I asked around at work and the only guy who likes fishing reels in gold color was this guy... :D
  581. S

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    Now all you need to do is find some big fish to catch with that setup! You will have a smile from ear to ear.
  582. S

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

    Just be careful when doing that. The 15A load is not a small amount of load. The wire that goes from the bus bar to the battery has to handle all the return current that feeds into any circuit that uses the bus bar for power. If its a very heavy gauge wire from the bus bar to the battery like...
  583. S

    Simrad radar question

    Fog is not a problem. You can see small birds flying and even waves cresting on open ocean with the 3G radar. There are lots of settings so make sure its set up properly. Make sure you place it far enough from any electronic compass so it does not affect the compass.
  584. S

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

    I have been buying wires from this guy and it is top notch at a very reasonable price. It is good info if you are looking for another source if you are buying more wires in the future. They ship fast and you usually get them in 2-3 days. http://www.genuinedealz.com/marine-wire
  585. S

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

    Solder tends to wick into the wire inside the insulation during the heating process. This weakens the joint and makes the connection lose flexibility. Another issue is the heat causes localized heat treatment of the wires and it may lead to early failure. The third issue is the solder may...
  586. S

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

    Always size the fuse for the wire gauge. If you look at the chart, the 16 AWG is good to around 10A. On the 12 gauge it can go to 15A. If you are using single 16AWG wires, I suggest a 7.5A fuse per wire. If you are using 12AWG, you should use 10A or 15A. The 10A might trip the fuse, but...
  587. S

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

    Are you running one set of wires to the lights and then splitting at the light or are you running a separate wire for each light from the battery? If you are splitting it at the light, 12AWG is fine. The 10% voltage drop to the LED is not critical unless the wires are corroded. If you are...
  588. S

    Boy this looks like fun

    The regulations are pretty clear in the books. Certain fishes such as rockfish, lingcod, bocaccio, cabezon, greenlings and halibut have a 2 hook limit. If you are mainly targeting other types of fish with no chance of incidental hooking up species mentioned above, you can use more than 2...
  589. S

    Boy this looks like fun

    They are tasty critters. Catching them can be a pain. You have heavy weight and deep waters. We know a few spots that are only around 150 feet and full of them. We keep those relatively shallow spots hush hush. You put on a 10 hook ganglion and you kill them on every drop. They don't fight...
  590. S

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    Are you serious? If you can bounce a yellowtail, it needs to go back into the water. They grow very fast and a 5 lb yellowtail is a baby. It may not even be one year old yet. Rockfish is not even in the same league since they grow at a much slower pace. Stop comparing the two. If I caught...
  591. S

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    Its not a scare storm. Yellowtail has always been a bonus if caught. Nobody stop fishing when the count for yellowtail is zero on the cattle boats. You have no facts that say the sportfishing fleet will be decimated by a size restriction on yellowtail. Nobody is saying that yellowtails will...
  592. S

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    That is bullcrap. If you don't let them grow, you will never know. All you have to do is see pictures of hundreds of 5 lbs or smaller yt on the cattle boats. I rather let them grow and have a chance of even getting to 10 lbs. The fish grows to well over 30+ lbs even in local waters. If you...
  593. S

    Time for a YT regulation change?

    Seriously, 5 fish over 28 inches forked length is more than enough in one trip. You're not trying to feed an entire village. The max number is not the issue, the key issue is the minimum size limit needs to be implemented. Cattle boats slaughter the babies when they finally come up during the...
  594. S

    92 Davis Cortez - Repower and Refit

    Nice... Makes me jealous.
  595. S

    Poor Mans Seabass

    Someone caught a salmon in Cabrillo beach last year. They are around, just not in big numbers. The yellowtail situation won't improve until they put a size limit on them. The damn babies are killed before it has a chance to grow.
  596. S

    Poor Mans Seabass

    Need to keep them in an aquarium and plant some here. We will send a few seals and sea lions back to Texas in a fair exchange. If you think fighting a redfish is hard and challenging, wait till you have a sea lion chasing it down at the same time.
  597. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    Its not even close. Try a real slow pitch rod and its a world of difference. I like the Tsunami TSSPJC-661MH rod a lot. The tip might be flexible on the E glass rods, but it lacks the spine when a big fish is hooked up. With a good to decent slow pitch rod, you can fight a 30+ lb fish with...
  598. S

    Why do people fish the groupon boats?

    Not everyone has the money to go on fishing trips. Its relatively expensive compared to other hobbies. If there is a deal, then people will go. I've been on trips with over 75 people on the trip since it was a holiday. I would never do it again, but that is just experience. The positive...
  599. S

    what will you ....buy in the new year.

    Put your money back in the stock market and let it ride. I did that 10 years ago with all my bonus and raises. Now I'm sitting on a 40-60 ft boat in my account. Every year the boat gets larger and larger. The company also gave out shares of stock about 12 years ago. My friend sold it to buy...
  600. S

    Yamaha 4 stroke f150 not peeing

    Did you change anything in your hose setup like the hose itself? I've seen it where if you use a different hose (ie one of the expandable hoses) or a longer hose, you will not get as much pressure and volume into the inlet. Water did not flow out in that case. Just make sure you are not...
  601. S

    Kuzma En Fuego

    Lakers have always done well in the late round drafts because they have a very good crew of people out there scouting all the players. The last couple of drafts we got Clarkson, Nance and Zubac. Nance was picked at #27 also (same as Kuzma). The only team that has done as well consistently is...
  602. S

    Deadbeat fishing partners

    I have a couple of deadbeat fishing partners too. Unfortunately I can't get rid of them since they are my brother and nephew.
  603. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    When you have a big fish on a 9 ft rod, you better be ready to hand it off to someone with a good back. I brought a 9 foot Phenix rod to tuna fishing and the BFT was around 40-50lbs. I would never do that again. It almost killed my back and I was in the 30's. The only way to use a long rod...
  604. S

    Frustrating night hooping

    Make commercial fisherman use open hoop nets like the sport fishermen and the problem goes away FAST.
  605. S

    SoCal sheepshead....

    They can import some sea lions or seals from the beautiful waters of Southern California. We have an abundance of them here. We would like to thin out the herd and share the wonderful joys of having seals and sea lions around when we fish. There is nothing more exciting than to look under...
  606. S

    SoCal sheepshead....

    One of their favorite food is sea urchin. You find lots of urchins around areas with kelp. Follow the food source and you will find them. Shrimp has been the most successful bait for sheephead. However, a lot of other fish like shrimp also. You will end up catching a lot of perch or other...
  607. S

    Missing Boston Whaler Avalon to Dana Pt

    I've seen a Boston Whaler 15 fishing in San Clemente Island one time while we were there fishing on a cattle boat. There was no other boats around for miles, so I doubt that was a tender for a larger boat. Its not like Catalina where you can camp in the island and have a small boat. They had...
  608. S

    Fresh frozen Squid ?

    The key difference is the squid hasn't been washed with fresh water containing chlorine. The chlorine bleaches the squid and turns it into opaque color. If the squid is fresh from the market and has never been washed, the bait is good. You can freeze it and bring it out later without...
  609. S

    Fresh frozen Squid ?

    My buddy buys them from the Pedro fish markets on Saturday morning. They have really good baits that came right off the boat. The squid is still translucent. He packs them up by the 1 gallon baggies and freeze them. Unfortunately, you are far away. Its the best place for fresh squid. They...
  610. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    I use it for live bait and dropper loop too. Its a good all around rod. Only drawback is that its shorter than most rods so its harder to go around bow or outboard.
  611. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    The rods are so light that you can pair it up with any reel you like. I personally like the Tranx, but on one of my slow pitch rods, I'm using a Curado 300EJ on it. On the heavier setups for live bait or bigger jigs, I like the Saltiga or Saltist 2 speeds. For deeper rockfish drops, I stop...
  612. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    That is a very stiff rod indeed. The 300-500g jig rating is probably good for casting larger metal jigs for yo-yo fishing, however the rod is relatively short for jigging. The PE 6-10 line rating is very high. I wouldn't be comfortable using this type of rod with spectra without a long...
  613. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    Its great to have a local source to buy the BH rods. Its hard to buy online since you don't get to touch and feel the action of the rods before you buy them. I'm glad the people in the west coast is more open to other types of fishing styles that is more common in New Zealand, Australia, Japan...
  614. S

    Anyone Slow Pitch Jigging? Do tell your experience.

    One thing I have to admit that I don't like about the BH rod (I have the same one you mentioned) is the grip above the reel is limited. On the BH rods, the section looks like a round carbon composite and it is smooth. If your hand is wet or have slime from bait fish, it can get slippery. On...
  615. S

    Marine Hydraulic steering line fittings

    They sell seal rebuild kits too. If you are good mechanically, you can do the work yourself. You can look online and there are lots of links to rebuilding the SeaStar helms on other web sites. Most of the time, the problem is due to bad seals and/or debris clogging the valves or other locations.
  616. S

    Lowrance gen 2 sonar hub???

    Chirp is good, but stay away from the TM150 transducers. I had a hard time getting to read consistently. The thru-hull transducers are better in my opinion. Is the chirp upgrade needed? It depends on how you fish. It does allow you to get better target separation if that is important to...
  617. S

    Marine Hydraulic steering line fittings

    I'm glad you got the thread going. I'm sure it would help others who will eventually encounter the same problems. Its a shame that Uflex and Seastar orb sizes are not compatible. I'm sure others will encounter this same headache later on. These stainless orb fittings are not cheap.
  618. S

    Marine Hydraulic steering line fittings

    Actually, I just found out last night, so you should have warned me! LOL. I bought the Lowrance Outboard Pilot kit to install into my 20 ft boat and I was not able to install the orb fittings into my Uflex helm. I got the hydraulic helm as part of the Uflex ProTech 2.0 kit. Its the UP28F...
  619. S

    Marine Hydraulic steering line fittings

    Be careful with the UFlex helms if you are using Orb Fittings. The Uflex helms use the -6 (9/16-18 thread) orb fittings while the Seastar use the -5 (1/2-20 thread) orb fittings. I learned the HARD way. Now I have to spend on a new set of expensive orb fittings.
  620. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    There is no doubt the Black Hole rods can handle any punishment you can put to it. However, its not a cheap rod. I mainly like the Tsunami because its a great value for the price. You can catch decent sized fish up to 20-30 lbs with no problem. I use it for all my rock fishing and lingcod...
  621. S

    Homeguard 12/13

    That is good. 800 GPH pumps should be enough. Just plumb with the largest diameter hose the pump can handle and it would provide the maximum flow with less back pressure. Sometimes people use a large seacock and use a Y adapter to the bait pump and washdown pump if you have one. Some pump...
  622. S

    LA Harbor 12.15.17

    Nice bone. Its good to see them around this late in the season.
  623. S

    Homeguard 12/13

    If you are going to fix the problem, fix it right. Align the scoop properly or even replace it with another one that is not full of corrosion. Its definitely a good time to check or replace your seacock and other plumbing as necessary. Adding a strainer is also good if you don't have one...
  624. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    You can get the Tsunami Slow Pitch rod for less than $100 shipped. It even comes with spiral wrapped guides. You can't beat a deal like that. I actually leave my Phenix rods at home now. The smaller rods are easier to move around on a small boat. I only use my Phenix when I'm pitching...
  625. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    The Trevalas are way too stiff in my opinion. I have not used the Megaladon rods so I can't compare. The only one that is the closest in terms of action is the Shimano Tescata rods. The Tescata rod feels similar, but its nowhere near as strong as the Black Hole rods. I wouldn't trust the...
  626. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    These rod I'm talking about have the softest tip I have ever used. The closest rod in terms of feel are the Shimano Tescata rods that was designed for Lucanus Jigs. When the fish shakes the head, there is practically zero affects on your shoulders. The rod tip absorbs the impact. I had used...
  627. S

    Aging fishermen and equipment choices.

    Try some slow pitch jigging rods. They are light, extremely strong and has insane power. The tips are very flexible and is easy on the back when the fish makes run or head shakes. I have been very impressed with these rods and have added 4-5 new ones into my arsenal. The closest rod to a slow...
  628. S

    18' outrage reduced to $17000

    The bait tank outlet goes out the side of the boat and that hump is to cover the pipe.
  629. S

    The 14 Mile Bank, 10 Hook Gangions and Grandpa….

    RIP. Memories will always last a lifetime. Sometimes, that is all we have, but its the most precious thing.
  630. S

    Lowrance LGC-2000 and a VHF

    Looks like the LGC-2000 is NMEA 2000 so its not compatible to most VHF radios. Unless you have a modern VHF radio that takes a NMEA 2000 signal (ie: ICOM M506), you need a NMEA 0183 GPS. The Standard Horizon SCU-31 or similar GPS antenna that outputs a NMEA 0183 signal that you can use in your...
  631. S

    One of my favorite gun ranges caught fire.

    According to yelp review, this is a picture taken. I can't tell if the picture is real. I hope the reloading store didn't burn down. <Sigh> This picture looks real. I hope the reloading store stays intact.
  632. S

    I hate paying launch fees...need annual pass or free access. LB area

    I rather have to pay for washdown if there is a time limit. I've seen guys sit there and detail their boat and wax it while there is a line of boat behind them waiting to get a quick rinse and move out. People can be pretty damn inconsiderate. My biggest pet peeve is when people running...
  633. S

    Broken zirc fitting

    Sometimes hammering in a torx head bit into the center hole provides much better grip to remove it. Make sure the torx bit is slightly larger than the center hole. I use this trick to get badly stripped hex screws out. This trick saved my as$ many times.
  634. S

    Australia trip of a lifetime with Nomad Sportfishing

    Reminds me of the old Jose Wejebe video.
  635. S

    Favorite spectra

    I like Daiwa J braid brand. It has 8 carriers and is low in cost. Its my preferred braid since Daiwa stop making the Samurai braid in my favorite color.
  636. S

    Polished stainless anchor

    Looks too nice to put into the water... GLWS
  637. S

    To damn funny not to share!

    Charlie sheen told the same joke to Corey Haim.
  638. S

    TOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND DISCOUNTS !!

    Tackledirect has Jerry Brown spectra. They have discounts and free shipping. See coupon codes below. https://www.tackledirect.com/search.html?query=jerry https://www.tackledirect.com/tackledirect-6-day-sale-coupons.html
  639. S

    TOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND DISCOUNTS !!

    The OP is from Egypt. I doubt he would save much if he has to factor in shipping. Most people would refuse to ship to an international address. Right now, a lot of web sites are offering free shipping options and its a great time to get a discount on a decent rod.
  640. S

    BEst cordless power drill

    I personally like the Dewalt DCF866 20V MAX Brushless drill or impact drivers. If your father mainly uses it for screws, the impact driver is better in my opinion. The driver is lighter and more compact than the drill since it doesn't have a drill chuck. The impact drivers are powerful when...
  641. S

    TOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND DISCOUNTS !!

    No. Acid (or spiral) wrap is when the line guides don't go in a straight line but curves around the spine of the rod. The purpose is to reduce the tendency of the rod to twist when fighting a bigger fish with heavy drags. It has absolutely nothing to do with the twisting of the rod blank...
  642. S

    TOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND DISCOUNTS !!

    FYI. Penn VISX 16 is $463.20 out the door (free shipping and no taxes) using the "HOOKEDUP20" coupon code. http://www.pelagicoutfitters.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=55_128&products_id=3782
  643. S

    TOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND DISCOUNTS !!

    If you have a smaller budget, the Tsunami slow pitch rods looks like a great value. There are casting and spinning versions and the prices are very reasonable. Some have spiral wrapped guides too. The Tsunami Trophy casting series are spiral wrapped for the heavier rods. If you go to...
  644. S

    Trim tabs.

    Trim for outdrive is a whole different story than a trim tab. I don't know about the outdrives, but on outboards, the relays may go bad and the motor won't tilt due to a stuck relay. I had one go bad and the motor won't tilt at all. Once replaced, it worked like a champ.
  645. S

    Check out my 3 month old Lexa 400HD

    The only reel that came close to perfect out of the factory is the Okuma Makaira reels. The second is the Penn Fathom. They both had liberal coating of grease inside the reel from the factory. I had to do some slight touch ups on the Penn, but it was minor. All my other reels from Daiwa to...
  646. S

    Trim tabs.

    If you have a Lenco, its an electric system. Most of the time, its a bad actuator or corroded wiring if one side works and other other side doesn't. If both sides fail at same time, it could be a problem with voltage feeding into the switch or a bad switch. If you have Bennett, its most...
  647. S

    What shall add on to my new Livingston 14 ?

    You need to add one of these in front of the console to help distribute the weight further to the front of the boat.
  648. S

    Lowrance hds9 with airmar b175 cm transducer acting bad

    The 455khz must be from the downscan portion of the structure scan transducer. Turn off the setting I suggested above for the overlay and the issues should go away.
  649. S

    Tranx 400 vs Lexa HD 400

    It depends on what you want. Charkbait has lots of different clamps available. Daiwa also makes a nice ARSC1 clamp but I think its no longer in production. https://www.charkbait.com/cs/csr_Reel-Clamps.htm
  650. S

    Tranx 400 vs Lexa HD 400

    If you waited two more weeks, there would be lots of Black Friday deals. I save all my big purchases till BF when you can get 15-20% off.
  651. S

    Lowrance hds9 with airmar b175 cm transducer acting bad

    Definitely check your settings. 1) Go to settings 2) Click on Sonar 3) Make sure the "Overlay downscan" is turned OFF Transducers don't normally go bad unless its a bad wiring/connection or if the wires were accidentally cut. I notice you have RAM mounts on your HDS9. If you find the...
  652. S

    Lowrance hds9 with airmar b175 cm transducer acting bad

    Check your settings. It says medium chirp and 455 khz on the bottom. You might have one of the overlays on with the 455 khz downscan on top of medium chirp. You can also turn your sensitivity down. It says overlay off, but you should also check to see if the transducer model is correct in...
  653. S

    Mounting Gaff Holder Under Gunnel

    Two part epoxy and its never coming off.
  654. S

    Ringed vs non-ringed hooks

    If they can see your ring, they can see your bare hook too. The purpose of the ring is to allow the bait to swim more naturally and that results in a hookup. The natural movement is what attracts the fish. If your bait is half dead and the fish don't like dead bait, it means its time to go...
  655. S

    Ringed vs non-ringed hooks

    I prefer to use a ringed hook. I prefer everyone else on the boat use a hook without a ring.
  656. S

    Boat accessories $80

    Is that a lobster pot puller on the right of the gas tank?
  657. S

    Local Intel? Long Beach south.

    Also, try around the green and red outer bouys. There are usually Calicos and other fish around them. Look for structures and fish marks. If all else fails, there are always wide open sand dab and lizard fish action....
  658. S

    Local Intel? Long Beach south.

    Are you targeting tuna? Rockfishing has been good in recent weeks. I've seen bigger grade of reds and other rockfish at around 250 to 300 ft depths. If you go to Catalina, there are hoards of bonito there right now. There are also lots of bonito near Nacho's bait barge and the end of the...
  659. S

    150 YFT?

    I heard it was Monte Carlo on 1/2 day charter. Not a bad catch. They are still out there in local waters.
  660. S

    NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 connections - AIS

    Lowrance is a good fish finder. You don't need 1000w transducer unless you plan to fish very deep. In fact, the chirp sonar produce more energy than the 1000w transducers since it sweeps across the frequency bands. You get much better definition with chirp. The ideal setup would be a chirp...