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  1. Wild Bill

    Opening day 4x4

    Nice one!
  2. Wild Bill

    Bad Kitty

    Yeah maybe that was staged but this one I know is real.
  3. Wild Bill

    Bad Kitty

    Yeah I could provide pics in that situation but the cat would look less enthused about the game.
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    Bad Kitty

    The facefuck generation that thinks everything is about them and feel the need to document and share every mind numbing thing that goes on in their life. Drop the fucking phone pick up a rock and throw it at the cat dipshit!
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    Bad Kitty

    This guy is lucky to be alive.
  6. Wild Bill

    I know that redundancy is good but......

    I love the chains counteracting the forces of his homemade “offshore bracket”.
  7. Wild Bill

    Captain’s license courses

    I took my training with Ron at American as well, they were in Pt Townsend then. I also hear Ron has retired, he was a good teacher.
  8. Wild Bill

    WTB hard sided cooler. Yeti,rtic,pelican,etc. 100 or larger.

    Grizzly coolers are top notch, I have been using one for past three years. Their 150qt is tall and narrowish so it fits through the cabin door of my boat. None of the other super coolers in that size range would.
  9. Wild Bill

    Captain’s license courses

    If you really have a burning desire to make some type of income with it and need the docs by all means take the training. If you just want to increase your knowledge and skills, I think I would encourage you to invest in a Chapman's piloting and seamanship book and read some every night...
  10. Wild Bill

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    Holy shit batman. Triggered much?
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    Need a little ATV education

    Advice from my brother inlaw from AK where they use atv/utv’s daily for work and play. Stick with Honda and Can Am. They seem to hold up the best from his experience.
  12. Wild Bill

    bra adds

    I get all kind of insurance ads and a link for schooling in the medical profession. Wtf? I guess maybe gynecology does kind of interests me.
  13. Wild Bill

    Area 4

    Kind of hard to participate with a card that only has 4 punches.
  14. Wild Bill

    Garmin customer service... WTF

    While it is a good skill to have, full size nautical charts and the space and lighting to use plotting tools on the chart are kind of hard to come by on many of our boats. I know I am not set up to for it on my boat, so my back up plan is a second independent raymarine mfd that came with the...
  15. Wild Bill

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    Use a controller like this to cycle element on and off to hold lower and staged temps. Plug it in and put probe in middle of smoker racks and set to desired temp. Plug little chief element into controller and you now have total temp control. I use a little bit higher end Ranco controller on my...
  16. Wild Bill

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    That white stuff is called albumin. It is proteins being forced out of the flesh, usually by raising temp too high too fast. Make sure and let a good pellicle form before starting the smoking process and raise temps In steps starting at 100 degrees for an hour or so and upping temp 10 degrees...
  17. Wild Bill

    Westport info needed

    Don’t dick punch the guy with skull tattoos in the mermaid and never pass out at the fire in tuna town. Also never fly your $5000 drone while drunk. Best advice ever when in WP.
  18. Wild Bill

    WP 7 day Salmon

    About two weeks too late.
  19. Wild Bill

    Tuna per gallon

    In your boat I would get a compressed spine to go along with that terrific fuel economy.
  20. Wild Bill

    Hiring soon Fleet and Facilities coordinator

    My bro in law would be a shoe in for this, I will give him your #.
  21. Wild Bill

    255 whaler conquest Repower ?’s

    With single station I also would vote mechanical.
  22. Wild Bill

    255 whaler conquest Repower ?’s

    Jeff, I did my re-power with 200 zukes at Sportcraft. Ryan and crew will be very competitive with price and they did a great job with the rigging on my boat.
  23. Wild Bill

    Westport Albacore Thursday!!

    I’ll am sliding into T town tnite. I will look for you Brian.
  24. Wild Bill

    I/O to Outboard conversion input

    That’s a pretty sexy looking conversion right there. I am however always leery of an outboard conversion on hulls that never came factory with an outboard option. Some of those boats that were originally designed for the weight of the powerplant low in the hull can become a totally different...
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    I/O to Outboard conversion input

    If stability on plane is important you may want to eliminate a few of the boats on your list. I would encourage you to ride and drive as many models you are interested in before pulling the trigger, whether it is one with outboards already or a potential conversion project. Twins always seem to...
  26. Wild Bill

    I/O to Outboard conversion input

    Unless you are given the boat you will have to add that cost in so lets say 20g for boat and trailer. Then add at least another 10g for electronics and another 7.5g for contingency costs and all of a sudden your $45,000 becomes 82,500. Compare that to used boats already having an outboard and...
  27. Wild Bill

    Anybody familiar with this Westport North River?

    The Yanmars are fine but they are coupled to bravo 3 drives. Do some research on the combo. It would be a non starter for me.
  28. Wild Bill

    1998 26’ Osprey for sale

    I have considered downsizing myself Brian and understand your sentiment. It is getting harder and harder to justify a larger vessel. Problem is by the time you find a smaller cheaper ride and set it up the way you want, you are potentially in it for as much or more than the one you sold. At...
  29. Wild Bill

    Area 7 reports?

    It has become the mid channel of the juans. Hard for me to fish there anymore.
  30. Wild Bill

    westport bottom fishing spots

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, We’re on !!!
  31. Wild Bill

    Area 7 reports?

    :imdumb::zelfmoord
  32. Wild Bill

    westport bottom fishing spots

    Calstars suck
  33. Wild Bill

    Westport thieves 2020

    Awe come on now, tweakers are people too. They are just bored. Maybe we should take a few of them barefoot skiing across the bar. Might just have to crash on the boat this week and let them play boat roulette at night.
  34. Wild Bill

    Open Seat 8/13 Hali

    Damn that’s cold Brian! Yep the Parkers are fine riding boats.
  35. Wild Bill

    Open Seat 8/13 Hali

    We can do pukers but it means I can’t drink too much the night before as I can almost muster a sympathy response when hung down with an active projecter onboard. Nobody needs that.
  36. Wild Bill

    Open Seat 8/13 Hali

    Non pukers appreciated.
  37. Wild Bill

    Canadian border closure extended

    Applying for and granted are two different things. I would think if that was really a valid exemption, every fishing charter and lodge up there would have done just that as they rely heavily on US customers. Who knows though maybe has only recently become available. I hope your dad is able to go...
  38. Wild Bill

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    I have needed to re-do my bottom paint for a couple of years now but if I pull boat every 1.5 months or so a quick pressure wash is all that is needed. Well it was in for 3 months and I started to notice rpm, speed and economy changing so I knew it was time. Final straw was losing bottom on the...
  39. Wild Bill

    Lined

    I know Brett of R&R charters did his whole Kingfisher in the stuff to combat the rampant corrosion issues. I would be concerned about the added weight with a wide spread application like that.
  40. Wild Bill

    26' Olympic XLC w/ Suzuki 250 & 9.9 Armstrong bracket

    That area was world renowned for monster mulies years ago but habitat changes occured and it is mostly whitetail country now. There still are quite a few mulies but it is the masher whitetail that hold my interest there now.
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    26' Olympic XLC w/ Suzuki 250 & 9.9 Armstrong bracket

    Beautiful area albeit a bit steep and thick in spots. A friend of mine moved to Noxon about 20 years ago and I have hunted around there many times. Good luck with your ventures and go say hi to Big Chris in the local groc store in Trout creek as he cuts meat for them a few days a week. He can...
  42. Wild Bill

    Sharks need to eat

    What, no Shark Glock?
  43. Wild Bill

    Halibut in the straits again?

    I have heard rumors but even if true why waste a bunch of good bait catching 50 dogfish on he slim chance of catching a wayward Hali?
  44. Wild Bill

    Miss Manners Raises Her Ugly Head

    Ran over to fish mid channel for the first time in about 8 years. Even though crowd was reasonably sized Fri morn, there still was three or four douchpickles probably lurking on this board that insisted on trolling in a zig zag pattern to the contour lines down the bank. Knock it the fuck off...
  45. Wild Bill

    Riddle me this... fuel economy and RPMs suffering

    Zuke 350’s are duo prop with each motor having a clockwise and a counter clockwise rotation prop. I would try and find out if the original motor remaining was detuned the same time the new motor was installed and if this is a Suzuki program to try and make the motors live longer. New props with...
  46. Wild Bill

    Fishing Bags

    Uline sells continuous rolls and you can cut to length and seal one end and use a zip tie or a knot for the other end after inserting fish.
  47. Wild Bill

    1KW Transom Mount Transducers on tin cans

    I about shit kittens when I drilled that big ol’ hole in my Otter. I wanted it as close to center line as possible and measured many times and drilled it. I gooed every thing up and shoved the ducer up in the hole and shoved a 2x4 under it to the floor to hold it in place while I went up top to...
  48. Wild Bill

    Yoo Hoo....Black Velvet

    Fucker’s still using my old boat pic for his avatar too! I think I deserve some back rent.
  49. Wild Bill

    8 hrs merc 2 stroke help

    If the plugs are getting wet with gas my guess would be no spark from a bad kill switch.
  50. Wild Bill

    MA6 Report(s) + The Straits?

    That’s the truth. If Rosario would have held a good amount of fish, I predicted a 1-2 weeks with a 1500 fish quota.
  51. Wild Bill

    MA6 Report(s) + The Straits?

    From a friend who is wdfw employee. Luckily, he also says kept fish will be the driver on area 7 season and with current harvest rate it will make the end of month and some quota left for the second opener.
  52. Wild Bill

    Help out a brotha? Chinook fishing

    The only time I look at an actual speed reading for salmon is when fishing for sockeye. Other than that it is all about line angle to me. I troll faster than most.
  53. Wild Bill

    Help out a brotha? Chinook fishing

    Make sure you slalom through the boats with as big a wake as you can muster on the way back up too!
  54. Wild Bill

    MA6 Report(s) + The Straits?

    Area 7 has 22% of quota left or not as Travis has a point.
  55. Wild Bill

    WTB; 23-28' boat

    An older cheap big boat with an i/o that you will only use 6 times a year. What could go wrong?
  56. Wild Bill

    Etiquette of selling a boat

    Yep I got a real education selling my last couple boats even a couple guys that seemed solid flaked off last minute. After spending the better part of the day with one of them and a hand shake deal was made only to have him waffle and and try a bring up already resolved issues and nit pick. I...
  57. Wild Bill

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    I am surprised to see CW screws their nameplate onto hull. Looks like an aluminum plate so why not weld it? Build looks great.
  58. Wild Bill

    Wa Permit Hunts

    When they split all the categories up several years back they gave you the points you had accumulated for the species into all the categories for that species. So, if you had been putting in for a hard to draw tag and had 8pts they gave you 8pts in all the different categories for that species...
  59. Wild Bill

    Shady Character's in Westport

    Great, we get and ass shot of Vance and MM posing with a cawktail. Tell the neighbors to police up their dog’s shit before I arrive this time.
  60. Wild Bill

    A-10 Crab Report, Accidental Nookie, and Likely Crab Poacher Alert

    It looks like enforcement was out yesterday collecting pots that were left to soak past Monday. I was heading home on Camano yesterday and a truck with a flatbed trailer was headed off the Island full of random sporty crab gear.
  61. Wild Bill

    Canadian border closure extended

    I have always thought Trev (who runs No Bananas charters up N.) and I were brothers from other Mothers so maybe I can work that angle lol. After all this shit is over, If you ever want to go with a top notch guide who is truly a great human being as well give Trevor a call and book a spring...
  62. Wild Bill

    Canadian border closure extended

    There’s no fish in Canada lol.
  63. Wild Bill

    Kelli Ann. Anacortes to Westport

    Odd looking fendah holder.
  64. Wild Bill

    Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/harbor-freight-pocketknives-recalled Well I was under my rig the other day scraping the grime off the tag on the tranny with my harbor freight folding knife when the lock failed and it scissored shut cutting a chunk off the tip of my middle finger. It was just then I...
  65. Wild Bill

    Dry brine smoked salmon

    I also dry brine using similar ratio of salt and brown sugar. I do not sliced the fillets but will have to try that. I also have a spare fridge in my shop that I put the fish in over night to form the pellicle. I have a large reach in cooler converted to a smoker and usually do 30-50lbs at a...
  66. Wild Bill

    Gasp! A Area 7 Fish report!

    Overall a pretty slow first 3 days which I attribute somewhat to the barometer. Fish seemed to be off the feed or at least feed times were short and you had to be at the right place at the right time during those short windows. Some of the strikes may have been instinctual.
  67. Wild Bill

    Gasp! A Area 7 Fish report!

    Those are small sandlance. Where I fished yesterday the fish were stuffed with quite large sandlance. An untrimmed ace high needlefish was just right.
  68. Wild Bill

    north river eye candy

    Fluff salesman numbahs. Load her up like she is ready for battle and then give us the real #’s after changing to the correct props that will let the engines live longer.
  69. Wild Bill

    Westport RV Recommendations??

    American sunset is nice albeit not walking distance to floats.
  70. Wild Bill

    Road trip 2020

    The mail run up the Rogue R. In a big ol’ sled Is pretty cool but I doubt they are doing it with the covid fallout. Watching the dory fleet launch and retrieve on some of the beaches further North is also fun.
  71. Wild Bill

    The Paragon

    The earlier dph drives main failure point was top gearset getting too hot due undersized oil passages and bearing set. People that ran hard for longer distances had the most early failures. I know they have addressed this in newer versions. Also you will be able to run that setup under 3000 rpm...
  72. Wild Bill

    Bloodydecks gear review

    Lately I have started carrying this victorinox extra flexible boning knife. It certainly seems to hold an edge better than the dexter knives. So far I have only done a few hali a bunch of greenling and a few lings, but it is becoming a favorite for all but taking the skin off larger fillets. It...
  73. Wild Bill

    Bloodydecks gear review

    I have had older dexter sani safe knifes freckle up as well. There has to be a certain amount of carbon steel in a stainless blade to be able to hold an edge. Unless it is a utility type knife that lives on the back deck I wash all my knives in fw after use and put them away dry in cabin. That...
  74. Wild Bill

    Time for a Pot Puller

    Well executed, the mount looks great. I hope you have as many trouble free years of service with that model as I have.
  75. Wild Bill

    Etec’s toast....

    Better get you a can or 2.
  76. Wild Bill

    Etec’s toast....

    I put that shit on everything! It is a magical elixir for bolt threads gaskets and toast! It is dielectric to boot!
  77. Wild Bill

    Custom trailer

    Awe, just run her on her own bottom, so much more enjoyable. That is what I mostly do in my little tin can.
  78. Wild Bill

    Wa Permit Hunts

    It sounds like I am in good company. Now I remember why I hate this states big game draw system again. I put in for everything with near max points on many categories and got the ole goose egg. At least when you put in for tags out of state you get most of your money back with the exception of...
  79. Wild Bill

    New Facebook post from Big Salmon at Neah Bay

    Oh hell I have run to area 3 from anacortes and limited the boat on Salmon with four people on board. Sekiu is at least 80 miles closer than that. We did stop and fuel and pick up 4th party member in Neah though. Stopping in Neah for fuel is off the table so carrying extra gas when going from...
  80. Wild Bill

    Evinrude oops

    And some of the mercury powerheads on the early smaller 4 strokes (up to 60hp or so) were Yamaha. Also larger Tohatsu = Honda.
  81. Wild Bill

    Seattle on fire

    Anybody see this? https://news.yahoo.com/biden-proposes-training-cops-shoot-193855367.html "Unarmed person, coming at him with a knife or something” Pure genius Joe. Hard to believe he is the democratic nominee for president. Maybe cops could also carry puppies instead of guns to soothe their...
  82. Wild Bill

    Old Girl Has New Power

    Tilt tubes on those era Mercs were always an issue. I had an Almar sled with a tower of power inline 6 115 and went through a couple tilt tubes until I switched to a non conductive/anti corrosion grease for the mechanism.
  83. Wild Bill

    Scratching the itch this week

    Late afternoon and eves will be your best bets.
  84. Wild Bill

    Scratching the itch this week

    Well the moon will be full and the tidal windows short by the end of the week.
  85. Wild Bill

    10lbs or count to 80?

    Rock salt and ice slurry are your friend on the boat. It will turn prawns rock hard in no time. Again just on ice does not meet the definition of frozen if the are not frozen hard. Additional limits from previous days must be frozen or processed. Processed is defined as being subjected to heat.
  86. Wild Bill

    10lbs or count to 80?

    Back to back days on the boat they better be frozen or cooked to meet the definition of processed. Heads popped of and in a ziplock on ice does not qualify
  87. Wild Bill

    10lbs or count to 80?

    Take your 80 and call it good, those would be some whoppers if 80 made 10#’s
  88. Wild Bill

    Etec’s toast....

    Might want to rethink running 2 stroke outboard oil in a chainsaw. Two stroke oil for air cooled engines will tolerate higher operation temps without breaking down. Two stroke oil for water cooled outboards is designed for more moderate temps that an outboard runs. Under hard use you risk...
  89. Wild Bill

    A6 or A7 Halibut?

    It looks like Hein put out a few fish for some but nothing for us.
  90. Wild Bill

    A6 or A7 Halibut?

    It’s a chooter Jacob, get the gun!
  91. Wild Bill

    2020 Shrimp season

    This pretty well sums up what it is like to be a sportsman in WA with the current state of our state.
  92. Wild Bill

    2020 Shrimp season

    If I thought it would get better I would say the director of the dept should be an elected position instead of appointed by our pos gov. But the majority in WA doesn’t vote like me so that would probably be a train wreck also. Even if the director had balls and did what was right, he would be...
  93. Wild Bill

    MA1-3 Open for Bottomfish

    Preach it brother Vance! If anybody thinks going to the casinos is no big deal then you are getting what you deserve. Wake up and follow the money.
  94. Wild Bill

    Westport "receiving live bait instructions"

    Seems clear to me. Just rules regarding the use of a live bait receiver at your slip if you choose to use one.
  95. Wild Bill

    Wireless marine camera reliability

    Seen it before. That is the hootchie kootchie trance. Snap out of it Pat, try and look like you have seen one before!
  96. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Yes and by the time the afternoon/eve good currents set up guess what else shows up. Already blowing 14 out on Ediz. :Pillow_Fi
  97. Wild Bill

    29 Almar Walk-Around Rebuild

    Very nice but you gotta change that name!
  98. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Not to mention showing we are more than capable of making safety decisions for ourselves and not needing safety jay to run herd on us.
  99. Wild Bill

    Need aftermarket glock slide recommendations

    I have used a couple different brands and both have worked well. I have 2 from 80p builder and the other one was from Rock slides.
  100. Wild Bill

    New style transom lights

    Do they have temporary on when the gals do kagles? Kind of like a tactical light.
  101. Wild Bill

    Liberty Fatboy Gunsafe

    They are heavy but not crazy heavy. I have the same safe and I think manual said 800 and change.
  102. Wild Bill

    looking for ideas for lowering kicker

    Also might want to consider how close to water line it is going to put the powerhead if you drop it lower. Perpetual salt water baths will only hasten its demise.
  103. Wild Bill

    looking for ideas for lowering kicker

    Closer to center the better. Is zuki a ht model?
  104. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    In my best Scottish brogue. “We don’t need any God damn free drifters”
  105. Wild Bill

    looking for ideas for lowering kicker

    Larger heavier boats with more windage do ok with a 9.9ht on the corner in perfect conditions. Throw in a cross wind or current and waves and it will be piss poor at best. Even if you had to install a bay kit to get prop deep enough in the water, I would keep kicker dead center on that boat. A...
  106. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    With a 7’ rod of course.
  107. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    More like fucking rabid caged animals.
  108. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Waiting to see actual open days before I get too froggy.
  109. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Well I am a pretty much an all weather fisherman but when I fish alone I am a little more cautious. There is still time for the “tides” to change a bit before Wed or Thur.
  110. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Anybody look at Windy? Kind of looks iffy for eastern sraits.
  111. Wild Bill

    Loop prop

    Until you hit something and it costs $800 to r&r.
  112. Wild Bill

    Sekiu halibut opening

    Hope the eastern straits open as well. Might be a few that escaped the longlines. No update on wdfw pages yet.
  113. Wild Bill

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    Well it is a slippery slope as far as letting government control every aspect of your life and keeping tabs on you. History Is rife with examples that did not end well. So there is that.
  114. Wild Bill

    Neah Bay Closure Extended to 6/30/2020

    If the don’t get the straits open soon they might as well move the quota elsewhere as the only thing you will catch will be dogfish.
  115. Wild Bill

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    You do get that there is very little fishing available to talk about and the reopening of any other fisheries is highly political. So can we talk about how to get fishing open or does that offend you also? You should know the people involved and understand what they have done to support our...
  116. Wild Bill

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    You one of those newly hired contact tracers bro?
  117. Wild Bill

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    I feel a fish in and a social distance gathering with fake names coming on.
  118. Wild Bill

    Gov. Inslee Fucks Small Business Again

    After I open hali season I will be powerful thirsty and hungry. I will definitely swing by the wheelhouse and give them my contact info. Signed, Jay Pinheadslee
  119. Wild Bill

    RIP Chuck Taylor

    On of the founding father’s of modern pistol warfare and an old school guy with his head screwed on straight has passed. The world was a better place with Chuck in it. Here is a interview with him that is very poignant regarding today’s state of affairs in this country.
  120. Wild Bill

    2020 halibut

    Yep, pile worms under a bobber Greg. With the big tides last weekend finding slow enough current to fish lings was a bit challenging so I fished a lot of lee of island kelp beds and caught many nice greenling for bait waiting for current to slow up. After bonking my one ling I had a couple large...
  121. Wild Bill

    Newbie boat buying?

    I have an 18 center console silvertreak with a 115 yami 4 stroke. It may be similar in weight as a 20’ tj luxor as has 1/4” bottom and 3/16” sides. Bottom line is it is underpowered in my opinion. A 150 will be a much better fit and he will be much happier with 35 more hp in the long run.
  122. Wild Bill

    Tanacom 750 sale

    What are you gonna do with that, fly a kite?
  123. Wild Bill

    Possession bar Lings 5/5

    Nice one. I quit killing them because of the lack of yield and they are pretty cool fish to boot. They fight like bulldogs. However no judgement on those that do retain them.
  124. Wild Bill

    Cheapest fuel?

    Oak Harbor Marina has the best on the water fuel prices I have seen so far and it is 89 octane! Not usually worth the run from where I launch on the N end of Camano but at that price I will backtrack a bit and fuel up before heading North on Fri.
  125. Wild Bill

    Boat overhang on trailer

    Not necessarily the case with roller trailer. That being said an inch or two of overhang probably is just fine.
  126. Wild Bill

    cooler comparison

    Rise Zombie cooler thread!
  127. Wild Bill

    2020 halibut

    I am counting on the 14th.
  128. Wild Bill

    Why did I think I could launch my boat?

    Sorry to hear that. This whole situation is just a heap of heinous fuckery.
  129. Wild Bill

    22’ Glasply repower opinions please

    Those are heavy hulls, it could easily use a 225 or 250 . Barring that the 200 would be the better choice although not optimal.
  130. Wild Bill

    New Transducer need opinions

    I sounds like you have to mount the transducer fairly far forward in the hull. Which is unfortunate. Even with mine mounted pretty far aft in the hull I lose the gear on the screen due to blowback of the riggers when fishing deeper than 75’ or so. This is with the hw ducer. When fishing...
  131. Wild Bill

    New Transducer need opinions

    Get the b175 hw as it is a very good transducer for almost everything we do around here. At a later date you can add a M or L to compliment it.
  132. Wild Bill

    Washington Permit hunts

    Hell yeah!
  133. Wild Bill

    Offshore bracket corrosion prep

    Where the hell is hollywood to tell us he has heard saltwater and aluminum don’t mix? lol.
  134. Wild Bill

    Let the games begin

    Is it an optical illusion or is the Maggie Belle’s nav lights on ala Patrick style. Probably also tunes and cold beers if you break in through the unlocked door.
  135. Wild Bill

    Let the games begin

    He’s pretty hunched over, are you sure he is waxing the boat?
  136. Wild Bill

    Turnkey charter /guide service for sale

    That one never gets old or less true.
  137. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    That doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy thinking we are employing fish checkers when no fishing isn’t happening yet dept smolt surveys have been halted due to the virus.
  138. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    Allrighty then maybe I am not the only one into my cups. Bducky and Kitsap fish hunter one and the same?
  139. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    Normal Salmon seasons ? Do you consider a 3 week Summer season in the Juans and no blackmouth seasons normal?
  140. Wild Bill

    No holds barred opinion

    Ah common Karen I’ve enjoyed the virtual gunsmithing sessions with Gary.
  141. Wild Bill

    Items needed for fishing

    Scotland? Then it’s bloody wanker to you!
  142. Wild Bill

    Items needed for fishing

    You’d look good in a maple leaf dew rag Miles.
  143. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    On the bright side, if you hook a halibut during the three week area 7 salmon season you may be able to legally retain it.
  144. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    I am guessing we are bound by the iphc and the tribes to monitor our catch of halibut so until we can entice those fish checkers back to work we are SOL. My glass is four fingers full of bulleit rye.
  145. Wild Bill

    Keep on the look out..... get that gear loaded

    This whole thing is just a bunch of mental masturbation. Why the hell would Hali and shrimp remain closed as they do not fall under ESA as far as I know. It must be the other agreement part that has us over the barrel. Puget Sound (Marine Areas 5-13) open, except salmon, halibut, shrimp and...
  146. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    Not many Lingcod on the banks these days Benjamin.
  147. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    Got to get checkers in place to open it but they are all at home on the gov dole making more than they would as a fish checker. You can’t make this shit up!
  148. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    Hold on boys, this I copied from wdfw news release. No hali open yet. Wah whaah waaaaaah. All freshwater fisheries will open May 5, as will Puget Sound saltwater fisheries (Marine Areas 5-13), except for halibut, shrimp, and intertidal shellfish harvesting, which remain closed statewide...
  149. Wild Bill

    Keep on the look out..... get that gear loaded

    Somebody needs to teach inslee how to read a fucking tide book.
  150. Wild Bill

    Gov just announced opening of fishing!

    So areas 5-13 open with pretty brutal tides for hali. Probably get the boat out and drift fish the changes anyway.
  151. Wild Bill

    No holds barred opinion

    I get your drift but luckily bad driving for the most part is not contageous.
  152. Wild Bill

    Keep on the look out..... get that gear loaded

    Yah, great thinking. Just open up the lakes so fisherman only have one option and flock to it in droves. Fingers crossed your info is correct Jason.
  153. Wild Bill

    Let the games begin

    If I didn’t know better, I would say he is still looking for das boot.
  154. Wild Bill

    No holds barred opinion

    We do have a vaccine for the flu but it is a moving target best guess concoction based on the year before and may not be effective for the flu de jour. I never get the vaccination and I rarely get the flu.
  155. Wild Bill

    But yet we cant fish....

    Looked more like a long line marker setup to me or possibly a shrimp pot setup.
  156. Wild Bill

    Let the games begin

    Badass, I have saved a shit ton of heartache on various equipment with left hand drill bits at work. Do you carry those kits Vance?
  157. Wild Bill

    Washington Permit hunts

    How did this hunt turn out @Nookie Hooker.
  158. Wild Bill

    New archery regs

    Wolves gotta eat too and god knows we love us some wolves in this state.
  159. Wild Bill

    Montana results are out

    Good luck men! I had to refrain this year as my current job situation is in limbo. I did get a wa multi season deer tag so I will probably hunt several seasons trying to stay away from the crowds
  160. Wild Bill

    First kill of the season

    Also could be called the “screw you inslee, I went hunting this morning” thread. I would like to go on record to say I was charged by this critter and had no choice but to use lethal force and I do not take this lightly. I was in my office this AM checking my email when I caught movement in my...
  161. Wild Bill

    Anything on Halibut yet?

    Long lines don’t discriminate. Ever wonder why there are hardly any rockfish or lingcod on the banks anymore? Snow goose produce on fir island has been selling fresh halibut for several weeks now. Soon they will advertise fresh Skagit river King and Sockeye.
  162. Wild Bill

    Catch cards are due.

    Who cares where anything is posted? it is not like it would clog up the real fishing reports.
  163. Wild Bill

    reloading for dummies like me?

    A mentor would make the process faster but It can be learned on your own. Start with a single stage press and a set of dies for one caliber. Buy a reloading manual and pour over the how to section they all have. You tube may also be a good resource. A single stage press will always be useful...
  164. Wild Bill

    Air guns for big game

    Cci standard velocity 22lr is the most consistent, accurate subsonic ammo that will cycle a semi auto. Pretty quiet even without a can. With a can definitely quieter than most airguns.
  165. Wild Bill

    Muzzle brake for 458 and .50 Beowulf?

    Regular birdcage on my 458 socom works for me. Recoil is not that bad and I hate brakes, especially while hunting.
  166. Wild Bill

    Cinco de Mayo Fish Tacos?

    Well the Insflea speach was uninspiring and vague. I was disappointed he made no mention of antibody testing.
  167. Wild Bill

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    I have heard we started doing antibody tests. So far I have reluctantly gone along letting the “experts” dictate the response but as more knowledge is gained I would hope the response is modified to reflect this gained knowledge. Unfortunately there is a political aspect to all of this and it...
  168. Wild Bill

    Buy American!

    Skate Goat?
  169. Wild Bill

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    Alright your grammar is spot on but you get a demerit for fish id. That be a Cabezon.
  170. Wild Bill

    GO TO Olympia Protest Sunday 4-19 @ 1:00 PM

    To your corners boys. this is going nowhere fast. The common goal of getting through this and back on the water will not get solved by this infighting. Agree to disagree and let’s move on.
  171. Wild Bill

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    Yep my fingers hurt just looking at that pile of blackies.
  172. Wild Bill

    Anything on Halibut yet?

    Shit maybe I’ll join them. I haven’t had a haircut in so long I could damn near pull off a man bun.
  173. Wild Bill

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    You still need anti siphon check valve barbed fitting at fuel filter. Check valve in ball is just a cheap plastic flapper. I bet your problems go away if you do this.
  174. Wild Bill

    Electric fuel pump to replace primer bulb?

    Is their an anti siphon(check valve) barbed fitting where you come off the fuel filter. If not put one on. I rarely have to use ball. Also make sure ball has arrow pointing up (side that goes to kicker) if in vertical orientation.
  175. Wild Bill

    Vessel insurance update- Spring 2020

    Yep it sits in the shop waiting for an open season. Sometimes I sit at the helm and make motor noises . Every once in awhile I even yell fish on, out of habit I guess.
  176. Wild Bill

    Vessel insurance update- Spring 2020

    Thanks for the update Pete! I am still rocking traveler’s but need to give you a call for a analysis of what I have and actual current needs.
  177. Wild Bill

    Westport to anacortes 4/13

    Cap looks a bit grumpy there. Did you drink his last juicebox Pat?
  178. Wild Bill

    Westport to anacortes 4/13

    I just revisited regs. It is still allowed to go through canadian waters without reporting. They were just bored from lack of boat traffic and the coasties you didn’t stop for ratted you out. P
  179. Wild Bill

    Westport to anacortes 4/13

    What’s the big deal running through canadian waters? I have done it several times on the way to and from Neah. It is allowed unless somethings changed. Glad everything worked out. Good thing wind was light as I bet she can be a handful docking with one screw.
  180. Wild Bill

    Monday fun day

    Looks like a pretty reasonable tailwind towards the end of your run in the straits this pm. Safe travels guys.
  181. Wild Bill

    Halibut season

    You would be spot on Paul but have been getting hosed so many years with the late openings we are pretty used to it. Bohica
  182. Wild Bill

    .25cal Any folks near Duvall interested. I will get a count shortly

    Gun, ammo, projos, 257 bob, 25-06, 25acp ? so many questions
  183. Wild Bill

    RIP blackmouth fishing

    I suspect Winter bm closure has more to do with impacts on Stilly Chinook than Orcas. As many know the Stilly suffers from severe degradation of spawning habitat. It has been said that it is unlikely to be repaired in a lifetime or more. So my challenge to the party running the show and holding...
  184. Wild Bill

    RIP blackmouth fishing

    Sounds like all areas lost the Winter BM season except maybe some sort of area 5 season. Pretty low quota for area 7 Summer season as well, 1500 fish or so. We will be lucky if it goes 3 weeks. They carved out some A9 Summer fishery but probably will go 2-3 weeks at the most. Expect crowds and...
  185. Wild Bill

    Seat Dampening Needed Ideas Please

    Greg, I have several bulged and herniated discs in my back but nothing like the hardware store you have in your’s. When my back is acting up I frequentlly stand at the helm while piloting the boat. I am not sure that is an option or if it would even help in your case. I even have a fatigue mat...
  186. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Can’t remember if I posted this already but seems to fit here.
  187. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Maybe looking at a fairly large increase in the min size for chinook as well which I have mixed feelings about as we can only keep marked fish anyway during our 6 week season.
  188. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Yep, get ready to pound your flounders men. I am usually a glass half full type guy but I am so tired of this one sided b.s. It might be the year to not buy a license.
  189. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    That is how I am reading it. Got a call in to a buddy involved in process. He had to hang up and get in on final season setting conference call. We will know our fate soon. Not looking good for Winter BM.
  190. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Looking good. Anybody want to buy a boat and a Skyline slip?
  191. Wild Bill

    More new applicants for crew

    Pat you are one of the few single guys here so you are the vetting team. Gotta take the good with the bad and work through the thick and thin so to speak. It’s all you bro, you got this!
  192. Wild Bill

    West Coast Unity - could be forced upon us?

    I can tell this ones heading for the crapper.:pee:
  193. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    I can’t wait to hear about the co managers taking our quotas from our forgone opportunities. The longer we are off the water the more real this is a possibility.
  194. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Even if I thought you were an asshole John I would never call you one on a public forum as I have never met you. Good night and be safe.
  195. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    I really never considered how many disagree with me as I don’t really care. I do me and make decisions based on what I observe. Is closing fishing too far reaching? maybe but we won’t know until this all plays out. I just know where fishing fits in in regards to what is really important in my...
  196. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    John do you ever listen to yourself, lol? We are in uncharted territory here. Some of the things we are allowing may come back to bite us in the ass. Most know I would rather fish (and hunt) rather than eat, but I think the no fishing thing is small potatoes compared to this pandemic. If you...
  197. Wild Bill

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    Oh how I long for the days with fish and open seasons.
  198. Wild Bill

    Since you have time

    That shit looks awesome. Haven’t gone down that rabbit hole yet but I am up to my eyeballs in reloaded ammo. Probably make a pile of deer jerky, summer sausage, and Smoked/ canned salmon this month. That’s the upside I guess. I am still pissed at them bat eating lying motherfuckers. 80k cases...
  199. Wild Bill

    New wiring on TJ - diagram

    I am gonna weigh in on the soldering thing on batt cables. I have no doubt you know what you are doing Jason and I agree properly done it is as good as it gets. That being said, I caution that when done improperly it is a recipe for problems and it takes experience to get right. Unless you are...
  200. Wild Bill

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    I went to a high falutin sushi joint for my Sisters bday awhile back and they were serving spot prawn heads. It got me thinking about all the money in seafood I have been wasting all these years.
  201. Wild Bill

    New wiring on TJ - diagram

    For those with high power black box sounder modules, it may be a good idea to have a switch in the power circuit of the sounder module. That way you can fire up your electronics while boat is on trailer and not fry transducer.
  202. Wild Bill

    Best knife

    Nice cooter shooter tats!
  203. Wild Bill

    WHEEL OF FORTUNE FISH PICS

    Them’s some damn toothy halibuts.
  204. Wild Bill

    Connecting Main Engine to a trolling motor

    Ez steer only marginally better than locking kicker straight an steering with main.
  205. Wild Bill

    Connecting Main Engine to a trolling motor

    Well besides the fact that they are not made anymore, there is the problem of them going into drunken monkey, or crazy ivan mode. As much as the new replacement (reactor kicker ap) costs you might as well get a main AP and run a rod to the kicker, that way you have an AP for both. Ymmv
  206. Wild Bill

    Connecting Main Engine to a trolling motor

    Looks pretty straight forward for the qd rod setup. It will need a custom bend in rod for the offset but I see no major obstacles for the install.
  207. Wild Bill

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Rip Joe. It also could very well take out a one of the best singer/sonwriters writers of all time. John Prine has it and is fighting for his life.
  208. Wild Bill

    Electronics Question (Garmin Yamaha Command Link)

    Hey new guy hawking his website, meet our resident debater. You two have fun now. :rofl:
  209. Wild Bill

    Connecting Main Engine to a trolling motor

    Yep maybe on flat calm windless day with no boats to dodge and no current. Not really realistic in real world situations. A simple quick disconnect ss rod with male balls and female sockets on rod works fine for me. Rod can be bent to fit most applications.
  210. Wild Bill

    Essential Travel...

    Oh yeah,Sling blade style!
  211. Wild Bill

    Essential Travel...

    Nice work all the way around. I just happen to know a window guy up N here if it is a frameless window needing fixed.
  212. Wild Bill

    Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

    Well that is up for debate. Just ask John Denver.
  213. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    I feel I am qualified to field the BV question as I was party to much of it. I don’t kiss and tell. Shit’s under the bridge.
  214. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Sorry Jeff, that was just a fat juicy one down the center of the plate, I actually am begrudgingly abiding hoping we can get a handle on this mother f-er. I am sucking it up for all the Covidiots that continue to act irresponsibly and put everybody in jeopardy. I sincerely hope we can affect...
  215. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    Says a man with no boat to fish solo. Too soon ?
  216. Wild Bill

    Fishing closure statewide

    I just hope to hell we see some kind of positive trend in a couple more weeks if we can keep our germs to ourselves for the next few weeks. Otherwise, many more things could be on the chopping block.
  217. Wild Bill

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    And this is also why osha has hex chrome rules these days for places that weld on stainless.
  218. Wild Bill

    Whomp there it is

    Is that Caitalin Jenner on the left. Kinda muscle bound. Probably be good for pulling anchor though.
  219. Wild Bill

    mercruiser manual

    Merc good, VP bad. If it were a VP manual I would take it off your hands to help alleviate the tp crisis. :D
  220. Wild Bill

    All state launches close today

    Just an fyi. Wa park in Anacortes is a city park and looking around their pages I could find no indication the park or the ramp is closed. Might be worth a call but I am sure one of our Anacortes residents could chime in.
  221. Wild Bill

    All state launches close today

    Depending on where you live there are still some open county managed launches.
  222. Wild Bill

    Whomp there it is

    Caaamon Pat, you know better than that, when I am fishing hali in tha straits they are on my own hard earned numbahs.
  223. Wild Bill

    Flybridge Improvement Project

    Looks great my only concern I would have if it were mine, is I know I would end up missing skin off my shins at some point with those ladder steps, lol.
  224. Wild Bill

    New bill, and it’s FEDERAL

    Ain’t that just a giant Crockofcaca. I don’t see it passing but will fire of some email regardless. It never ends with these thinking challenged politicians.
  225. Wild Bill

    Whomp there it is

    If you see me on my boat alone in straits with a rod deployed you can assume I am shopping for groceries the safest way possible.
  226. Wild Bill

    Camping in Westport ? ..............Nope !!

    All good Trav, just some levity to keep us sane. I grew out my beard and shaved into goatee and it is more white than anything. I am starting to look and feel like an old fucker. Still think like a young buck though.
  227. Wild Bill

    Whomp there it is

    Well I had to ball out my 79 yo mother this am about unnecessary excursions and how bad to the bone this shit really is. Her and significant other are cancer survivors and he is an ex smoker. Likely one or both wouldn’t survive it. I told her I would drop off whatever they needed in theIr...
  228. Wild Bill

    Camping in Westport ? ..............Nope !!

    Ya you fucker, Vance and I are the same age. You callin me old bro?
  229. Wild Bill

    LingCod help westport

    Just think of finding fishing spots like courting women, the ones worth having are worth more effort to get. Oh who am I kidding there all worth getting. Ok let’s try another angle. Like a good women you don’t encourage others to horn in on your action especially strangers. Well actually come to...
  230. Wild Bill

    LingCod help westport

    Its ok Vance I stole them all off your plotter so I can give them to him. Early April fools!
  231. Wild Bill

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Give them a call What are you planning to fish for?
  232. Wild Bill

    Loop prop

    Interesting tech but even if you saved 10-15% on fuel bill there is no roi at those prices. I like the innovation though.
  233. Wild Bill

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    I recommend Longmire for a re-watch and only 1599 rds of ammo? Dude, why so ill prepared?
  234. Wild Bill

    Covid-19 Shuts Down Local Charter Fishing Fleets

    Kinda ignites the whole debate about what is considered landing. Drifting for hali ok, anchoring, not so much.
  235. Wild Bill

    LingCod help westport

    I’d look for rock structure and drop offs.
  236. Wild Bill

    Corona Virus 🖕🏾

    Ya but the label on the lower shelf says Giant.:cool:
  237. Wild Bill

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    As far as the 50 cal goes, it certainly has the potential to kill faster if the proper shot is made with a bullet designed to penetrate enough whale to reach the brain. Brainshots are hard enough on dry land with game animals. Even with the larger target brain of a whale presents, I would...
  238. Wild Bill

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    Closing access to Neah seems like a prudent thing to do given the situation. I am sure they do not want to miss out on the increased revenue that we bring but I think they made the correct choice. Now the Casinos have got to be a hotbed for germs and them remaining open is certainly a debatable...
  239. Wild Bill

    OP Derby

    Well if it makes you feel better John, I cracked a f-ing window today trying to pop it in the new trimlok gasket. It was all but in, so I just pressed on the last corner with my forearm thinking it would go right in. Nope , it decided to crack instead. Now my project needs a piece of glass cut...
  240. Wild Bill

    Neah Bay CLOSED

    You’ll need to talk to Ozzie about that.
  241. Wild Bill

    27ft Skagit Orca Reviews

    I would imagine twin counter rotating outboards would help keep the ride more level. The one I drove had a single i/o duo prop setup. All single i/o duo prop Seasports I have been on do the same thing, requiring almost constant input of wheel and tabs to keep a level cruise. Just when you get it...
  242. Wild Bill

    27ft Skagit Orca Reviews

    They ride good into a head sea and like many deep vee designs are hard to keep level when running in relatively flat water as they tend to want to ride on one side of the vee or the other. I would imagine they could be a handful in a big following but have no firsthand experience with that. I...
  243. Wild Bill

    OP Derby

    I bet Goat has some new names for that island.
  244. Wild Bill

    Anybody replace window gaskets on aluminum boat?

    I thought about the one piece but the frame fit was more universal on it. It covered 3/16”- 1/4”. The two piece like mine is made to specifically fit 3/16” edge so I went that route to have the best chance at a good seal. The other probably would have worked though.
  245. Wild Bill

    Anybody replace window gaskets on aluminum boat?

    Oh I tried brother but that paticular part # is not stocked by either place you mentioned. Many sizes and styles around what I needed but not the exact one. I got a better price through Mike anyway.
  246. Wild Bill

    Anybody replace window gaskets on aluminum boat?

    I dug into that a bit but would have had to buy about $5000 worth to meet their minimum direct order.
  247. Wild Bill

    Anybody replace window gaskets on aluminum boat?

    I found a hook up. Mike Funderburke of Funderburke auto body in Stanwood ordered what I need basically at his cost and is going to loan me the proper tools. Mike is a hunter/fisher and a good dude. Hit him up if you need auto body work or just window gaskets like me.
  248. Wild Bill

    Your Go 2 Shallow Water Bass & Ling Rod.

    Lings hooked on live bait usually won’t do the big head shakes unless you get a hook in them. I like a Trevala tvc-66mh with a avet mxj when chasin shallow water Lings. It will work for live bait and jigs up to 8oz. I have landed a pile of lings with this rig with live bait and grub tail jigs...
  249. Wild Bill

    Anybody replace window gaskets on aluminum boat?

    7 of my 9 windows are the frameless gasketed in place type and some have started to leak. I am just going to redo all of them with new gaskets. The gasket material is the channel type for 3/16” frame and 1/4” glass with the insert piece to lock the glass in place. Any tricks or tips and or a...
  250. Wild Bill

    Any intel for Tanacom in japan

    @Redzwulf do you recommend greasing these carbontex drag washers?
  251. Wild Bill

    Any intel for Tanacom in japan

    The 750’s will take a fair amount of abuse although mine has gotten a bit squealy after pulling duty on a 100# Hali. Is there a motor size and or drag surface area difference between the Tanacom 750 and the 1000. I thought I read the spool size and therefore the frame was the only difference...
  252. Wild Bill

    Boat Land

    I think that was covered in post #11. :cool:
  253. Wild Bill

    Boat Land

    If you walk or drive around Dag’s too long, security will run you off. Probably as it should be. Many neglected tubs on the hard there as well as some very nice well kept boats. I have kept a couple boats there briefly but as mentioned the distance up the river makes it a pain along with having...
  254. Wild Bill

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

    Nice one! I have always thought the 9’6” beam 29’-31’ North rivers were some of the best handling boats in their offshore line up.
  255. Wild Bill

    06 Yamaha F115 Trim/Tilt issue

    Where exactly are you placing probes when you get these readings? Sounds like maybe bad battery or a bad connection somewhere. Take readings right at batt when you activate key or trim. Maybe get battery load tested to rule it out or id it as bad.
  256. Wild Bill

    Sea lion in the woods!?!?

    Honest officer, it charged me.
  257. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Upgrade

    The spool breaking thing is overblown with scotty’s. 5 years plus now fishing 600’ of power pro on three 2106’s with no cracked spools. Pay attention to your equipment, when a spool starts running wonky figure it out before it breaks. I personally keep a spare spool all ready to go and can swap...
  258. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Well I will tell you one thing, with that much anodized aluminum and ss, significant corrosion issues are bound to develop. Maybe ok for Great Lakes fisherman though.
  259. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Well you know what they say about leading a horse to water lol.
  260. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Upgrade

    Go find a used scotty electric and be done. Composites are mostly a blessing in a saltwater environment.
  261. Wild Bill

    140hp-150hp Suzuki shopping

    i would be surprised if Ryan at sportcraft didn’t meet or beat the quote and sportcraft is a known quantity to me anyway. I got a quote that was competitive at psm also but was not overwhelmed with my interaction with them. Finally Ryan knowing I was shopping around, just threw down quote that I...
  262. Wild Bill

    Rockfish Release Success!!! | Raymarine Screen Shots

    Five years ago when I first saw a seaqualizer release on my Garmin system, I was pretty amazed. After many releases since I have come to expect to see it but never fail to point it out to those that have not seen it. Cool stuff.
  263. Wild Bill

    Lingcod Charter Recommendation?

    Go up to the Islands and book Steve Stout of Stout fish charters.
  264. Wild Bill

    WTB Suzuki 140-150

    Give Ryan a call at Sportcraft. I would be surprised if you could find a better price. There are a few outfits out of Florida that say the will ship a motor for you to rig, but locally I only found one dealer that would hang motor and let me rig and then they would do startup for warranty...
  265. Wild Bill

    Will rf remote work through aluminum for led gunnel lights

    I bought some of those flexible lunasea led light strips for under my gunnels. They come with a remote that is rf. Question is, if I mount the little rf receiver wire termination thingy under my deck, will the remote be able to shoot through and send the rf signal through the aluminum? My garmin...
  266. Wild Bill

    Nautical/Fishing Dog Names

    Well we all have heard of a boy named Sue so how about a German Short hair named Springer.
  267. Wild Bill

    Transporting Cummins diesel

    North River
  268. Wild Bill

    I got some grinding to do

    Happy to report the Otter doesn’t have a lick of foam in her. I have dealt with it before in other alloy boats though. Not fun.
  269. Wild Bill

    It’s cold out

    I would prefer the scratch and sniff format.
  270. Wild Bill

    It was a great day, turned bad

    Not having a dog in this fight other than knowing some of the parties involved, I have one comment. Transparency rules and talk is cheap.
  271. Wild Bill

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Quite some time ago there were several drain plug caused sinkings and near sinkings with some moored North Rivers. I think the issue was the supplied cheap aluminum compression plug threads corroding and letting go. I think NR went to a threaded system to solve.
  272. Wild Bill

    Kingfisher 2528 Weekender/Destination search

    In todays market with the price of new aluminum boats, I would either look used or consider a glass boat if going new. Kingfisher’s do come in at an attractive price point compared to others but there is a reason. Look at the gauge of aluminum used and structural bracing, then compare it to...
  273. Wild Bill

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    As a guy that often wet slips my boat for up to 9 months out of the year I always like to know the root cause of these events so I can maybe prevent it from happening to me. Never let your guard down because mother nature is a bitch and on the job 24/7 trying to sink your boat. Don’t get...
  274. Wild Bill

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Well that sucks. Definitely a failed or inadequate bilge pump system was involved. I wonder if it was plugged into shore power?
  275. Wild Bill

    Skagit County Sheriffs boat capsized

    Well that sucks. Definitely a failed or inadequate bilge pump system was involved. I wonder if it was plugged into shore power?
  276. Wild Bill

    It’s cold out

    eeew they are fake!:D
  277. Wild Bill

    Almar takes its first salt bath... in gale

    Jason, if you want to try the 20 pitch props you are welcome to try mine as I am taking the winter off and boat is just sitting in the shop.
  278. Wild Bill

    Almar takes its first salt bath... in gale

    Looks great how were your props?
  279. Wild Bill

    Downrigger weight styles

    A couple more things that help running three riggers. My center rigger is dead center on the transom so if you have it biased to one side try to swivel it towards center if possible. I also use boom mounted rod holders on the sides and 10’6” rods which helps keep the gear spread better. When...
  280. Wild Bill

    Downrigger weight styles

    i run 3 riggers 90 percent of the time with little drama. 15#’ balls on the side and a 10 or 12# ball on the center rigger. If the current is siwash or you are turning fairly tight it helps to run center up higher than the side riggers. Many say it is not worth the hassle but I disagree as I...
  281. Wild Bill

    Winter Crab Punch Cards Due

    I got a winter card on the 28th of Dec thinking I would crab in January, only to find out they cut some bs deal where we don’t need to account for crab caught this month? Wtf?
  282. Wild Bill

    Salmon/ling jig reel

    Avet for the win.
  283. Wild Bill

    BOLO stolen kicker in west Bremerton

    Kicker most likely got away in the back of a suburban :D
  284. Wild Bill

    West Marine foul weather gear

    This foul weather gear came with my boat when I bought it. It is a matched set of Medium size West Marine Branded Bibs and Coat. It is in great shape but not my color or size so it needs a new home. $40 obo
  285. Wild Bill

    Document or Register??

    You will be fine for power. Everybody knows of my disdain for all things VP (their the devil) but it only stems from them using my money for R and D with the original dph drives behind the d series diesels. I know they have the ability to make a good product and do right by their customers. They...
  286. Wild Bill

    Document or Register??

    Caaamon Kim, Whatcha building?
  287. Wild Bill

    Gale Warning New Years Day

    Windy had it called
  288. Wild Bill

    Gale Warning New Years Day

    Windy is showing a pretty good window from late morn on.
  289. Wild Bill

    Highs and lows of 9 footitis

    If it were me with two expensive diesels, I would do as others have advised. Get that fuel pumped out and disposed of. Start over with fresh fuel after the source of water is determined. Pretty cheap insurance in the long run considering the cost of parts for those engines. I would also join...
  290. Wild Bill

    Sometimes life is just unfair

    Is that an electric launch?
  291. Wild Bill

    Yamaha vs Honda

    I had twin 150 Honda's on my boat and now twin 200 Suzuki’s. Not even a fair comparison as 150 Honda’s are known to not make rated power. Suzukis gear ratio also allows you to swing a bigger diameter props which really helps it hook up and have better overall efficiency with bigger heavier...
  292. Wild Bill

    Sportco/Outdoor Emporium Membership - What's up?

    Is winter over yet? On a side note I met a BDer yesterday I had never met before. We did some horse trading and shot the shit while his well behaved daughter patiently sat there. Jasper is a solid dude!
  293. Wild Bill

    Cordless tools, make an offer

    Id trade you something for the dewalt. I have a ladner shrimp pot complete with lead line if you could use it.
  294. Wild Bill

    Crab Fishing

    The few times I have crabbed the area, right off the N end of Marrowstone was good. If it is rough, I have seen decent results in Kilisut harbour. As far as bait goes, the fresher the better but fish parts or poultry usually does the trick. Good luck and thank you for your service.
  295. Wild Bill

    Seastar kicker cable tie bar question (yamaha)

    I use these ball ends and custom bent a piece of ss allthread to link my kicker to my mains. My kicker is also back further than my mains. Male end will thread right in hole on main and a simple bracket can be fabbed for kicker male ball end. On long runs I will take tie bar off but it is...
  296. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    A few more images sent to me by Gary the Mule killer. Me throwing iron. The highway out. Sunset from camp The Geezer of the camp probably telling lies. Our little home on the prairie.
  297. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    It was $50 worth of pressure wash time at the local car wash on the credit card. Not having gumbo in my driveway and garage, priceless.
  298. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    You haven’t lived until you get to chain a truck up sitting in gumbo mud. It is a full on helly hanson show. Still have to pressure wash my helly’s as the rain has barley touched that sticky shit.
  299. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    That is a roger, only one other camp anywhere near and they may find it’s occupants bones after spring thaw.
  300. Wild Bill

    Been a good year

    Nice season for sure. Well done.
  301. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    Sorry about duplicate pics. Can’t seem to master them on my Ibone.
  302. Wild Bill

    Missouri Breaks Mule deer hunt/Gumbo mud bog

    We did our annual trip to the Missouri breaks country in Montana last month. Although fun as usual, the gumbo mud was oppressive. It limited where we could go and therefore the amount of bucks we could view. When we got there it was 55 degrees in the afternoon and the gumbo was present from...
  303. Wild Bill

    ELK Quest

    Always fun being in classic elk country on the hunt. It looks like a beautiful place. I Just got back from The Ruby river in Montana and it was a camping/ hiking with rifle affair with no elk harvested. The migration was not happening and the fresh wolf and grizz track were more abundant than...
  304. Wild Bill

    Heart attacks and bigger boats

    Just be real on the costs of the overall cost of ownership on a vessel in the 30’ size range. It is eye opening to many, how much it costs to fuel, moor, store, insure, transport and maintain a boat in this size class. Budget $15,000 - $18,000 a year for these costs and you will be in the...
  305. Wild Bill

    Something wicked this way comes

    Nice one Jason! Cummins and straight shafts would be on my short list if I ever stepped up to a bigger boat again. Congrats.
  306. Wild Bill

    Winchester Model 1890

    Wow that’s a beaut!
  307. Wild Bill

    Charter insurance

    Definitely call Pete. He was able to craft an add on for my part time Chartering business that was quite reasonable.
  308. Wild Bill

    Saltwater Pimp gear, not just for fishing anymore.

    He’s pretty tasty as well.
  309. Wild Bill

    Downrigger advice

    Either you have T-Rex Arms or your downriggers are mounted too low.
  310. Wild Bill

    Downrigger advice

    Ford vs Chevy. At times I can see the merit in both brands. Running hardware deep it is nice to fire that presentation down when the bite is hot and heavy. Running a cut plug, the controlled descent would be cool.
  311. Wild Bill

    Airmar Wide Chirp & GSD-26 decisions

    I would mount at least one transducer (Ss175hw would be my choice) as far aft as possible. At midship you will not be able to track your down rigger balls and the area behind them.
  312. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    I think Jeff is taking both but will keep you in the queue if he doesn’t take both.
  313. Wild Bill

    Washington Park Launch update

    Just have to pick your tides to launch a bigger boat there. You would probably need 3-5ft to launch your boat easily.
  314. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    Ok but you will need both so you have parts.
  315. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    SureThing wasn’t a sure thing after all lol. Heaters still up for grabs.
  316. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    Heaters still up for grabs
  317. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    They are yours if you want them but unless we can find somebody heading down your way from this neck of the woods you would have to come get them.
  318. Wild Bill

    2 Kerosene heaters free

    ......................RE-HOMED!....................
  319. Wild Bill

    DIY Solo Public Land Buck

    Hornady makes a super shock tip (SST) which is similar to a Nosler ballistic tip. They still make it as well as the newer Eld-x bullets which are higher in b.c. and have the fancy heat shield non melty tip. I have no firsthand experience with either hornady offering but AK bro in law swears by...
  320. Wild Bill

    DIY Solo Public Land Buck

    Way to take advantage of the opportunity. Your story pretty much sums up why I do not hunt general season in WA. The only time I hunt in WA now is if I draw a special permit or have private land access. I get tired of trying to out maneuver the fudds and found the experiences less than...
  321. Wild Bill

    How do you measure MOA?

    This is definitely sub moa
  322. Wild Bill

    Beware Barnes Vortx ammo!

    The way the anti’s are rollin’ these days and the fact you can make more accurate consistent ammo cheaper, reloading is definitely a worthwhile endeavor to get into. I especially like the fact you can custom tailor ammo for the job at hand. For example, I can handload a 500gr Maker all copper...
  323. Wild Bill

    Areas 8.1 , 8.2 closing for Winter crab

    Wah, wah, waaaaah. https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2424
  324. Wild Bill

    Saltwater Pimp gear, not just for fishing anymore.

    @Sammy Hooker How about some camo pimp gear For the hunters Jim?
  325. Wild Bill

    Saltwater Pimp gear, not just for fishing anymore.

    I pick a trail with good doe activity and sit on it and sooner or later the bucks come out of hiding to court the ladies. I had about 12-15 hrs sitting in a blind over the course of a week to bag this one, passing on some smaller bucks. I also saw probably the biggest blacktail I have ever seen...
  326. Wild Bill

    PV fishing

    Bad ass!
  327. Wild Bill

    Solo buck down.

    Well done!
  328. Wild Bill

    Saltwater Pimp gear, not just for fishing anymore.

    Did a little local blacktail hunting and got this 4x3 an hour before shooting light ran out. If you are a blacktail hunter, get out there as the rut is in full swing!
  329. Wild Bill

    It’s gonna be a long Winter...

    We just need to get a rifle or bow in your hands Cory. Makes the off season a bit shorter. I know just another addiction lol.
  330. Wild Bill

    Need some help in Port of Edmonds

    Trophy sanddabbin!
  331. Wild Bill

    Muley down

    Kudos on the kill but you need to work on the presentation for photos lol. Nice scenery in background, legs folded under animal, tongue in and taken from low angle. If you don’t want to be in pic sub hot gf. Just some pointers. Congrats
  332. Wild Bill

    Muley down

    Pic no worky!
  333. Wild Bill

    Safe Boats

    Fast, fishy, smooth riding. You only get to pick two Mike. The age old conundrum.
  334. Wild Bill

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    Watch out guys you might go to Dragonbalz avatar purgatory if you don’t stop slammin Rudes lol.
  335. Wild Bill

    Evinrude E-TEC G2 feed back

    The tug of war stunt is pretty much a meaningless endeavor unless Gear ratio and Props are identical. Waste of a perfectly good Yami.
  336. Wild Bill

    NEW Manson Boss 60lb anchor for sale

    Manson makes a great hook. I sleep like a baby when mine is deployed. Glws
  337. Wild Bill

    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    If truly lengthens planing surface and makes a 22’ hull a 24’ hull for the price of a 22’ hull it is a very good thing. Unfortunately many manufacturers take a 22’ hull and extend the bottom and put on a euro transom and call it a 24’ with a higher price tag. No fishing space is gained vs the...
  338. Wild Bill

    Powerpro Maxcuatro vs Powerpro Super 8 Slick

    John Collins, Royal Polaris, Alberto all the same knot.
  339. Wild Bill

    Ice Tote

    If you filled kill bags up near full with 0-10degree frozen meat you could drive half way across the country before any thawing even started. No worries driving 5-8 hrs but if makes you feel better use totes as it sounds like you have many offers. That way if you broke down and had to spend the...
  340. Wild Bill

    Ice Tote

    Thats quite a few totes worth. Bigger kill bags would work as well. Probably be able to borrow enough from the brotherhood to get it done.
  341. Wild Bill

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    Stunning craft. Who else was wanting to see him firewall it in the 4-6 footers?
  342. Wild Bill

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    As always, solid advice from our resident boat builder. It will save you much heartache to heed it.
  343. Wild Bill

    Bad News For Westport Fishing To Save Orca's???

    Southern residents are specialist in their feeding habits eating mostly chinook salmon. In evolutionary terms it will most likely doom them to extinction. In northern climes, species that have became specialists have been destined to perish. It is funny to me that some think we can somehow...
  344. Wild Bill

    Saturday Tuna Report

    Just a tip for those undertaking a tow with concerns about cleat integrity. Go 1 full turn around rear cleat and throw a hitch on rear horn of cleat. Leave enough running line to get to next forward cleat on gunnel and secure tag end to it. With this done on both sides it will distribute the...
  345. Wild Bill

    Manitowoc ice maker

    Pm inbound Jason
  346. Wild Bill

    In case you have't heard.. Coho rule change

    Look under emergency rule changes, it is the fourth one from the top. Time to bring the boat home till February.:mad:
  347. Wild Bill

    Boat porn Mavrik Marine

    And Flir!
  348. Wild Bill

    Tiderunner Boat Questions

    Even if it is rated for the hp it may not handle that weight. How much does the current motor weigh?
  349. Wild Bill

    Prop advice

    You are not that far off then. Have it cupped and give it a go. Much cheaper than buying a new prop. Or if you need a spare anyway maybe try a new one.
  350. Wild Bill

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    With 850hp! o_O
  351. Wild Bill

    Prop advice

    What is max rated rpm on your motor and what are you getting for full throttle rpm with a normal load now? Are you really 400-500 rpm above max rated rpm now at full throttle?
  352. Wild Bill

    Small boat builder recommendations?

    You are getting quite a bit of good advice here. May I ask how old you are? Do you actually have an engineering degree? It is good to have dreams but you have to keep your feet planted in reality to make your way successfully. I would also advise taking one of those job offers, file your custom...
  353. Wild Bill

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Have to switch teams or go trips as Yami still has flywheel issues on the 350 hp motors, or have they fixed them finally?
  354. Wild Bill

    R.I.P. 007...

    I also have heard that scotch bright pads will take scales off so wizz on the rod and scrub the piss out of it with scotch bright pads. ................. Just kidding don’t try the scotch bright. It has been tried with negative results to finish of rods.
  355. Wild Bill

    R.I.P. 007...

    Scales come easily with a stream of urine. It also cures athletes foot, gout, croup, shingles, psoriasis, and who knows what else. Fire away!
  356. Wild Bill

    Whose the Expert in Ice Slurries?

    As Miles said it does not necessarily allow you to use less ice. Salt in the ice and the slurry combine to transfer the heat out of the tuna more efficiently to get them colder faster for a better end product. In my mind the way they do it on Vance’s boat is about the best for quality product...
  357. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Rod Holders

    They are a great company but I really think the boom mounted rod holders should be stainless steel as I have retro fitted to mine. It has made them easier to grab than the stock setup but still would be a bit challenging for someone 5’2”. Hell Brian with that 8’ wingspan of your’s the reach is...
  358. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Rod Holders

    Well the only problem I see with this and the solution I proposed is that it is nice to lift boom and have rod come along for the ride when trying to avoid weeds and other debris. I use this technique all the time so not having rod holder lift with boom would be a no go for me. After cracking...
  359. Wild Bill

    Downrigger Rod Holders

    These mount between swivel base and down rigger and would get rod closer inboard. https://scotty.com/product-category/fishing-gear-equipment/dual-rod-holder/
  360. Wild Bill

    Weekday Fishing Buddy Needed - Elliott Bay Marina

    This is under state wide rules under the “you may not column” So as far as legality is concerned it is acceptable to use Salmon for bait. On a good humpy year I purposely retain a few limits to grind for shrimp bait. I would never waste a coho or a king for bait though unless it was a package...
  361. Wild Bill

    Speeding Boat Crashes into Another Near Edmonds, Injuring 3

    Yep gotta be the boats fault. We otta make laws limiting hp, high capacity fuel tanks and other scary features like that pointy bow!
  362. Wild Bill

    Ice failure

    I believe I also get what Tim was getting at now as I was taught the meaning of latent heat was a change in state without a corresponding change in temp.
  363. Wild Bill

    Ice failure

    To be accurate you would say the salt lowers the freezing point of water and also the temp at which the ice will melt. this rate increase of the melting of the ice results in the lower temps in the slurry than possible with fresh water ice with no salt added. The latent heat of melting does most...
  364. Wild Bill

    Ice failure

    Tim, I am not sure where you were going with that first sentence either. You went on to say you can freeze tuna with the right slurry mixture. How is that not changing temp? Inquiring minds and all.
  365. Wild Bill

    1106 or 2106 ???

    Yes you do have to adjust brake for 10’s for sure but seems to work ok when I use them at Baker Lk and I have run a 10 on my 3rd rigger in the salt for 4 years or so with good results. Maybe start with a non warped spool and new brake pads and ss metal pads?
  366. Wild Bill

    1106 or 2106 ???

    200# power pro is smaller in diameter than the ss cable and has slightly less blowback. Some of the braids touted for dr use actually have larger diameter than the cable and result in more blowback. The Cortland that John’s sells is in this category and I believe the factory Scotty braid is the...
  367. Wild Bill

    What are the big tuna boys doing?

    And make sure you point that arrow at the keel on a tilted element ducer ! I have seen more than one installed pointed towards the bow lol.
  368. Wild Bill

    Ice failure

    It could be simply that their ice storage is not as cold as in the past. 0 degree ice will last way better than 20 degree ice. Whether fresh or salt ice.
  369. Wild Bill

    Ice failure

    Slight edit Mr Balls, throwing salt in ice will not make it last longer. It is quite the opposite, it lowers the temp that it melts which makes it melt faster and cooling tuners to a lower temp faster than regular ice. I know your heart was in the right place though Vance. Carry on.
  370. Wild Bill

    Garibaldi OTC report

    The exploits of our youth are an important part of what we become later in life. The trick is to keep her reigned in just enough to be able to tell the stories when you are bit longer in the tooth. Rock on!
  371. Wild Bill

    1106 or 2106 ???

    Why can’t you run 10# balls. I have done it regularly without issue. I have also run 600’ of 200# power pro braid on 3 2106 riggers for 5 years without much of an issue. I have not broken a spool yet. Even wrapping the arbor with duct tape the braid and the tape can work into the joint and wonk...
  372. Wild Bill

    Big-ish Center consoles

    If the Farralon is truly a straight shaft (vs a v-drive) and you could get it with a Cummins, it would be a sweet package. Remember Volvo Penta is the devil especially in the form of diesels ahead of outdrives. Ymmv but I doubt it.
  373. Wild Bill

    Ucluelet Chinook

    $2000 is a bit high.You should be able to do a week trip up there and run to and from for around $1200-1500 usd depending on where you run from and what your fuel burn is. Can’t help you on the swells affect on the fam though.
  374. Wild Bill

    Entering Westport Boat Basin and Overtaken

    Instead of airing dirty laundry here on BD. Maybe go talk to him and voice your concerns directly and privately. Just a thought.
  375. Wild Bill

    Kill bags and trailer lights

    Stupidity and poor judgement is all over these days. Was riding in the wife’s car yesterday with her driving, I was looking up something on my phone so I was not really paying attention. I heard a motorcycle coming up fast on the passenger side so I look in the mirror just in time to watch this...
  376. Wild Bill

    Down rigger locks

    Pretty easy to take scotty riggers off with the one jesus bolt and store in locked cabin.
  377. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    Lol, sounds like different length 200# mono top shots are in order for Meatlines. Or, on second thought; maybe several different loops in tuna cord to anchor to cleats to vary length. I fear I am getting too close to that slippery slope!
  378. Wild Bill

    Honda Help Needed

    That is the first time I have ever heard Good outboard mechanic and easy on the wallet used in the same sentence. :appl:A unicorn for sure.
  379. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    So 50’ is too long for meatlines? Trying to visualize where my propwash would subside and I am guessing 20-30’ ?
  380. Wild Bill

    Kill or no kill

    Terrible Ted?
  381. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    So I have most of my gear sorted out and it is either here or on its way. I have 8 clones 4 pink/ white and 4 black/ purple, 2 jetheads for the corner meatlines and a couple cedar plugs. How short should I rig the meat lines on both edges? I have seen recommendations from 25-65’. I was thinking...
  382. Wild Bill

    Amber alert

    Common now Vance you know the drill. Pics of Amber or it didn’t happen.
  383. Wild Bill

    Race for the Blue 2019

    Need a translator? My tuna skills are questionable but my Canadian is impeccable. With out a wicked good translator it could turn in to a real gong show eh?
  384. Wild Bill

    Retort tuna canning?

    Using the larger bags is not recommended, stick to 8oz bags. I have heard guys using the vp215 but I don’t think it is the right tool for the job. I have never used vinegar so not sure what it does exactly. Key is to cram the bags in there. I have only had one seal failure ever after adhering to...
  385. Wild Bill

    Kill or no kill

    I would wire its bill to my pulpit !
  386. Wild Bill

    95 lb Bluefin Caught "up here"

    Sssshh, keep it on the down low. We already stole Kali’s Albacore if they find out we got Blue fin and Marlin they will really overrun us moving here. Very cool stuff happening in our waters lately!
  387. Wild Bill

    shout out for BD brother hood

    Nicks good people! Nice going
  388. Wild Bill

    Great weekend in Westport

    Juiced Box? Nice vessel!
  389. Wild Bill

    2nd fish on SlapShot was a marlin

    Did it jump? Maybe they don’t when caught on light tackle?
  390. Wild Bill

    TOMIC vs. SILVER HORDE ??

    Another option is keep your eyes out for second hand plugs in this style tomic even if it is not quite the right color. I think color is secondary as to how the plug fishes. It is all about the action of each individual plug. Look for teeth marks and buy them up and give them a go. Also to...
  391. Wild Bill

    TOMIC vs. SILVER HORDE ??

    That is a Tomic classic for sure I have one just like it I found in my grandfather’s stuff. It fishes lights out as well. About 10 years ago on possession we had 30 King hookups in 2 days and 25 of them were on this plug. If tomic doesn’t offer that color stock anymore they may do a run of...
  392. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    Oh I have been slipping down it for awhile but as long as I have friends in albie places I will resist the full on conversion at least until I retire.
  393. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    So two 2.5 oz clones on the forward side rods. Two meatlines with jetheads out short on each transom corner and another 2.5oz clone out the farthest on the center rod for a W pattern. Sound about right?
  394. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    One more thing on clones would you get all the same size/weight or a couple different size/weights? Most of the ones I am looking at are 1.5oz and 2.5oz. Maybe run the 2.5’s on the forward side rods and the 1.5’s on the back corner rods?
  395. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    Thanks for all the input guys, I will have to see what I can put together. Goal is if we see tuna activity we can deploy the spread and put 1-6 tuna on deck. Probably would not be able to properly cool more than that so we would go back to fishing for them lame fighting salmon lol.
  396. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    I would prefer not to use xraps. I have seen them work but expensive and a bit of a danger factor along with a the ever present cluster tangle factor with a green crew.
  397. Wild Bill

    Question about a simple Tuna troll spread.

    As most know I have very limited tuna experience but I have been mulling around keeping a simple 4 or 5 rod tuna trolling spread on the boat and looking for some input. On several occasions while chasing salmon I have either seen tuna on the surface or have been out near tuna holding water. I...
  398. Wild Bill

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Smaller tin boats with a single outboard can be a handful in the wind for sure as they don’t have the weight, enough keel, or enough screw in the water to be helpful but what Vance said about setting yourself up still can apply. I think tilting a single outboard up to vector reverse thrust so it...
  399. Wild Bill

    Wheeled 128

    Bet your kids are gonna be pissed when they find out you pillaged their wagon!
  400. Wild Bill

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    Well I never would dissuade one from having proper safety gear but that one is a bit farther down my list. Post up what you end up with. Top of my list would be a hydro release epirb and a proper liferaft but you probably already have that stuff.
  401. Wild Bill

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    Quicker? Tie the bowline in the bight in middle and roll it back up, ready to go at a moments notice lol. How often do you tow or get towed Tony?
  402. Wild Bill

    Bananas were on board.

    Sei would be most economical but probable would require scuttling your trip. Good luck on finding a replacement. I hope you are able to get back on the water soon.
  403. Wild Bill

    Bananas were on board.

    Even though you are wrongly laying blame on buddies daughter and her innocent fruit I will cut you a break. Try Stern drive engineering.
  404. Wild Bill

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Pretty impressive for that much boat for sure. I am a Suzuki believer obviously and also a duo prop fan. I briefly considered a single 350 for my repower but alas I am a chicken shit and couldn’t do it. I know you will have many great times and memories with this vessel. Get use to docking...
  405. Wild Bill

    My boat destroyed on highway :(

    Wait what ? Who is this Sammy Hooker character? Bummer about your boat dude! Is this like the hot tub time machine?
  406. Wild Bill

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    I think it is 9/16” so tensile around 4600# or so. With safety factor of 8 about 600# working load, so double line maybe working load of around 1200# ? I towed a heavy 24’ boat 31 miles in pretty lumpy conditions with no issue. For Ocean conditions and heavier boats one may want to upsize or go...
  407. Wild Bill

    Nothing better than Montana elk

    The ugly sheep or ugly out of staters lol.
  408. Wild Bill

    WTC and Northwest Harvest supporting the Local Food Bank in Westport

    Evidently it won’t win you a spelling bee.
  409. Wild Bill

    Nothing better than Montana elk

    Locals say the sheep aren’t baaaahd either.
  410. Wild Bill

    Where was this sumbitch...

    It’s long but a bit thin low 20’s ?
  411. Wild Bill

    Boat tow harness - any suggestions?

    I just keep 200’ of polypropylene stashed under the deck. Learn to tie a bowline on a bight and use a shackle through resulting loops to attach to towed vessels bow eye. The two tag ends go to cleats on tow vessel and can be left long to adjust tow length or to grab another cleat forward on each...
  412. Wild Bill

    Best DR replacement braid

    I bought a 1500yd spool 6 years ago fo around $225. I spooled up 3 scottys and a spare scotty spool with 600’ each I have spooled a buddy up and topped off my riggers a couple times but I still probably have 500yds or so left on bulk spool. As long as the stuff lasts I wouldn’t fuck around with...
  413. Wild Bill

    Crossing into Canada..how to

    I contacted Canada and found out what is required to fish in their waters for Salmon by boat with no landfall. No mention of wdfw pre trip report. Still not sure how wdfw thinks they can write policy for regulations to fish in another country. The onus is on them to prove you weren’t in canada...
  414. Wild Bill

    Best DR replacement braid

    200 # power pro is the sweet spot for downriggers. I run 600’ on scotty 2106’s with little issue. You can usually find an online deal on a bulk spool in an odd color like red or white.
  415. Wild Bill

    300 WSM

    I had an early tikka stainless T3 lite in 300wsm. Rifle shot 180 gr accubond handloads into 3/4”. I harvested several elk and deer with this rifle and it killed well. I also got scoped twice buy it as it had pretty snappy recoil with it’s light weight. I ended up selling it and don’t regret it...
  416. Wild Bill

    Which Garmin Radar

    Unless you can get dome way up in the air I doubt you can see birds at much distance. That is the curse of most of our little sport boats. Any of the Garmin offerings will work well enough for the most important use which is keeping you from hitting shit.
  417. Wild Bill

    Loaded the boat.

    Good to see the boat’s namesake in on the action as well. Hope this is just the start of a fruitful season for all the tuna fleet. Almost makes me want to install a bait tank.
  418. Wild Bill

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    On its own bottom to WP from PA?
  419. Wild Bill

    Loaded the boat.

    Nice one Mr. Ballz and crew!
  420. Wild Bill

    Boat insurance

    I think this reply was meant for Lawrence not to ignite a debate about the merits of having boat insurance lol.
  421. Wild Bill

    A7 Pink salmon tips?

    I ran over a possum on the way home from work close to my house several years ago. I got home, hooked up the boat and headed for the ramp to go toss crab pots. On the way to the ramp their was that grinner right where I left him. I stopped, tossed him in the boat and used him in one pot for an...
  422. Wild Bill

    Uh oh !! That might leave a mark !

    Yep that is one of those newer Nissan shortz loader models. I feel bad for the guy as that is my worst nightmare. After recently towing my boat to Portland and back I can confirm I still hate towing my boat even with all the right equipment. If there had been a water route I’d have done that. Oh...
  423. Wild Bill

    WTB: your old washer/dryer

    You gonna deliver from Cali for $1300?
  424. Wild Bill

    Costco Chamber Sealer

    My advice is call Thom about your needs and have him recommend a sealer and get pricing. If you don’t have the $, wait and save it up. Buy once cry once. Also if you want to do retorts don’t dick around with units that “might” be made to work, get one that is factory ready retort capable.
  425. Wild Bill

    Costco Chamber Sealer

    I am a little confused by the specs. Says 560 watt 3/4 hp motor then 180 watt 1/4hp rotary vacuum pump. Which is it as I am sure it only has one motor. What would the second motor be for? If it only has a 1/4 hp vacuum pump that is not great. The bigger the pump the better.
  426. Wild Bill

    Yamaha question?

    He is the one who advocated using injector doc in Kirkland.
  427. Wild Bill

    Yamaha question?

    And holy shit that is a lot of stuff to take of to get to vst on that motor. Yamaha engineering fail.
  428. Wild Bill

    Yamaha question?

    For injectors use the injector doc in Kirkland vs the one in Lynwood. This advice comes from a trusted outboard mechanic in Everett.
  429. Wild Bill

    Shit flavored seafood

    Doesn’t sound much different than Bamfield inlet, cept for the burned indian part. Don’t pick the oysters!
  430. Wild Bill

    All Quiet on the Albacore Front.......?

    To hell with tuna, I want to know more about those adorable garden clogs lol.
  431. Wild Bill

    Tuna town 2019 now open

    Unfortunately this is fake news as helium is not soluble in water and has a boiling point of -220 F. If it were possible I would brew up a big batch of it for you knuckleheads.
  432. Wild Bill

    Aluminum Boat - Anode Type - Which One is best?

    Aluminum boats should use all aluminum zincs. Hanging a non aluminum zinc over the side tied to boat ground will do nothing if all the zincs on the boat are of the aluminum type. The aluminum “zincs” will sacrifice first as they are less noble. When they are all eaten away your hull would be next.
  433. Wild Bill

    Crab Quesadilla

    Well now that crab has opened up we have been again feasting on Dungeness crab in many dishes as well as just on it’s own. The wife is a master quesadillia maker but she knocked it out of the park the other day making them with pepperjack cheese and crab. She has also since made them with my...
  434. Wild Bill

    This is killin’ Me

    Meh, first time I saw a beauty fish lost when it ran to the boat with an single action I knew they weren’t for me. But whatever eh? Speed kills lol.
  435. Wild Bill

    Ocean Chinook

    I truly feel bad for our Canadian brethren on this. They have been patiently waiting for the fisheries to open in many areas only to be saddled with a slze on hatchery fish? My understanding is there are virtually no hatchery fish facilities above the slide so wtf? Meanwhile the release says the...
  436. Wild Bill

    Norm you need this for slap shot

    Well you know what they say, If you have seen one red snapper you have seen them all. Not really.
  437. Wild Bill

    More shrimps

    You guys all need to brush up on your Prawnese!
  438. Wild Bill

    Alaskan Motel Westport

    Don’t forget to call “big spoon”
  439. Wild Bill

    SJI Fishing guides

    What Miles said!
  440. Wild Bill

    Need some knowledge.........

    Is there an echo in here? Lol
  441. Wild Bill

    Need some knowledge.........

    Ditch them both and get a yami 9.9 ht. A 25 ht would be better with a boat with that much windage but much more $. Look for a used 9.9 to save money. Those motors you have are not made to push heavy loads around at trolling speeds like the high thrust models.
  442. Wild Bill

    4pack guide recommendations?

    I I doubt the brothers guide on Washington’s Oly Pen rivers. Many guides can arrange multi boat trips with other guides. If we are talking a drift boat trip, 4 probably won’t happen in one boat so that would necessitate two boats and two guides. A Jet boat trip could accommodate all 4. I am...
  443. Wild Bill

    Interesting Launching Technique - Crab Opener

    The way I ended up having to orient my shop and driveway made it so you had to stab the trailer off to your blindside when backing it into the shop. Was quite tricky in the beginning so I decided to use my winch mount receiver hitch to attach to trailer to help situation. 1st and only time I did...
  444. Wild Bill

    Progressive or non progressive press

    I have been reloading for many calibers for 40 yrs and here are my thoughts. You will always have a use for a single stage press if you actively pursue the hobby. They are relatively inexpensive, robust and straight forward to learn how to use. Most of the rifle cartridges you mention are not...
  445. Wild Bill

    First time for everything

    Have seen half a dozen or so over the years swimming between islands, never a fawn though.
  446. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    Just a bit of an update after putting 40 hours on the Suzukis. I have decided to keep the original props (Suzuki water grip 3x16x20) as I was able to hit 5900 rpm with full fuel, water, 3 guys and a fairly heavy load of gear. These will be my all around props. I am pretty convinced I can go up...
  447. Wild Bill

    Guess the weight

    Sand dabs and blue label?
  448. Wild Bill

    Volvo Penta Duo Prop Leak

    You my friend are embarking on a lesson on buying a used boat with questionable maintenance. If you are dead set on keeping this setup be prepared to learn much more about it and how to wrench on it yourself. At the bare minimum the bellows are shot but I doubt that is all you find. Sorry for...
  449. Wild Bill

    I'm hearing rumors of a huge halibut

    Hard to tell as that is a great photo angle. So I will.guess. 150# ?
  450. Wild Bill

    26 osprey repower

    That boat ought to go pretty good. Those 4 blade props will give you some stern lift also which probably benefits your Osprey. My boat doesn’t need any stern lift and 4 blade props we’re a hot mess in a big following.
  451. Wild Bill

    I'm hearing rumors of a huge halibut

    Was out and about in the straits yesterday putting the last of my break in hrs on my motors and spied a boat with a Hali tied to the side of his boat that appeared to in the 100# class. That is one the tribes didn’t get as the were out longlining as well.
  452. Wild Bill

    Shake'n Break In

    An itroll with incremental servo adjust is a good permanent fix.:D
  453. Wild Bill

    Shake'n Break In

    New kicker with warranty? get it fixed or have them give you new parts to fix. Not completely familiar with the mechanism but it should be easy to id problem and order parts. Not sure about the Scotty bolt suggestion are they even the same bolt/thread size? Sounds like a salesman bs fix. Does...
  454. Wild Bill

    Looking for advise...Japan to San Fran

    Ive tried trolling from a kayak a time or two. Every time you quit paddling to land a fish or check your gear you wind up off course. It was a major pita. My suggestion is a minn kota with the ap feature. That way she could stay on course while checking the gear.:D
  455. Wild Bill

    Looking to buy a boat

    Sliding down that slippery slope into a plastic vs tin debate? Say it ain't so.
  456. Wild Bill

    Looking to buy a boat

    I went and checked out that White NR beast at Clemens last week while I was killing time. I didn’t climb inside but looked it over from the outside pretty good. It is a lot of boat and those 425 Yamis were huge. They also had a 29’ new style Hewes and it looked good as well.
  457. Wild Bill

    Looking to buy a boat

    Or this one. Go big or go home! https://www.alaskaboatbrokers.com/listings_detail.php?id=238
  458. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    I did a prop slip calculator on these #’s and got 4.4% prop slip at wot (42mph) and 11% at 27mph. This seems too good to be true. I am starting to think these Suzuki props are higher pitched than they claim. I know the calculator is right as I did it manually with the equation to double check...
  459. Wild Bill

    Saildrone spotted on the Prairie

    We saw several out of NB at this time last year. Took us awhile to reconcile what we were really looking at.
  460. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    I wish I had a chase boat taking pics, I followed break in procedure to the tee, and when I hit 3 hrs on the motors I was anxious to see what it could do. With the green light to firewall the throttles I wasted no time. It could have been a bit smoother water as I neglected to see a big cruiser...
  461. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    While I know many would say this is in the acceptable range for wot, I think a bit less pitch would be better for the motors. With the 16x20” props I got 5800 rpm’s. Had this been with a heavy load I would have probably been satisfied. 16 x 18.5” props should get me 300 more rpm at wot and help...
  462. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    I was seeing 1.8 mpg at 28mph. Not putting to much stock in this as my load will increase a bit more and the correct props will will change things as well.
  463. Wild Bill

    When Pigs Fly

    Those that have rode on my boat can appreciate this. Need to drop to 18.5 pitch props to get full rated rpm but trial run was a complete success. Same economy of the Hondas but cruise speed about 7-8 mph faster. I am a happy camper.
  464. Wild Bill

    26 osprey repower

    Digital Ocean Camo, I dig it!
  465. Wild Bill

    New Raider 2484 Voyager boat build

    I would think a combination of foam under the gunnels and a sealed crash bulkhead may be enough to keep boat from going to Davy Jones’ locker without foam in the floor anywhere.
  466. Wild Bill

    Rebuild begins

    I tried using some of the prop calculators to compare props I was running on it with the Hondas but really couldn’t conclusively nail down a good comparison. That 2.5:1 gear ratio in the lowers should definitely allow a combination of bigger diameter and higher pitch. Just how much?we shall see.
  467. Wild Bill

    Rebuild begins

    Hey Jason what props are you going to run on your Suzuki’s? Sportcraft swears I will be good with the 16x20’s in the Suzuki 3 blade watergrip series. I like what I have read about these props and I certainly don’t want any stern lift by going to a 4 blade but I am guessing the 16x18.5’s may be...
  468. Wild Bill

    wed & thurs? thanks

    I would have rather it be just one day and on a sat. I guess you have to be retired to take advantage. Thanks wdfw
  469. Wild Bill

    Scotty downrigger parts help

    I assume these two new ones will be in addition to the 2 you already have? A wide beast like that could easily fish 4 or more. I fish three off of my little skiff with no problem.
  470. Wild Bill

    I’ve heard of junk in the trunk.!!!!!!

    Doesn’t everyone travel with a stuffed Sandhill crane?
  471. Wild Bill

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    I think I would pull that pic down Clint.
  472. Wild Bill

    Crab Seasons Announced

    I was looking forward to tossing pots in 6 and fishing 7 on the 1st, but that aint gonna happen now.
  473. Wild Bill

    26 osprey repower

    The props will not be a factor in either position. If the raw water intake is just the mushroom variety, I think the more rearward position will be fine.
  474. Wild Bill

    26 osprey repower

    Tough call. Transducer placement is part art and part science. How far apart at the rear location are the intake and ducer apart.? It may actually be “quieter” at the rear location even with the intake upstream. Ideally you would be upstream of any projection but if you are far enough back from...
  475. Wild Bill

    Whoops

    All that oil from the two stroke made that puppy slip right off that trailer. Bad day for sure.
  476. Wild Bill

    2019-2020 WDFW Regs Are Out

    I foresee the day in the not too distant future, where a our early July opening gets pushed back and we get less days to soak our gear.
  477. Wild Bill

    Downrigger question - braid or wire?

    Get back to us after this year. The grade of stainless wire went in the toilet many years back. It corrodes between the strands and will result in inexplicable ball loss. I am with Tony, I have lost many balls over the years and even though it is less frequent now I still manage to lose one now...
  478. Wild Bill

    2019-2020 WDFW Regs Are Out

    Love this statement in the Crab rules. For seasons go to: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/crab or refer to the toll-free shellfish rule change hotline (866) 880-5431. The dates for the season will be available in late May or early June to accommodate co-management...
  479. Wild Bill

    22’ Olympic Nw walkaround

    Great all around boat should be an easy sell. I assume this means the Almar is close to launch or is launched? Can't wait to see her on the brine!
  480. Wild Bill

    6/6/2019 Westport Hali

    Never had mine kick out but it stalled out a bunch on a 100# hali, to the point we had use that handle thingy on the side for awhile.
  481. Wild Bill

    Help Me Find Tax Loopholes

    The only thing I know of is if it has a shitter and cooking facilities it can be considered a second home. All this will get you is a write of on the interest you pay on a loan against it. If no loan I don’t think it will help you. Not a tax guy but this is my experience. Get a coast guard...
  482. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    I have never ate one but I hear squirrel tastes just like Dungeness when treated with a 24hr saltwater marinade.
  483. Wild Bill

    Jackpole

    I got me a little patch of bamboo that I am sure you could use to fashion a proper jackpole out of.
  484. Wild Bill

    Spotter aircraft this season???

    I briefly considered a single 350 Zuke instead of the 200’s. It sounds like they may have got it right but just a bit too new for my comfort zone. Hard to beat twins for boat control at slow speeds and the stability running in the trough. Trip 350’s now thats ballin’.
  485. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    I knew I could shame You into it. At least now you can rest easy. Unless there is more of them. Better man than me as I am allergic as shit to scotchbroom.
  486. Wild Bill

    Spotter aircraft this season???

    Yep, I know that guy. Only one Ive ever seen advocate setting off bricks of blackcats on the teak back deck of a little hoquiam yacht. Crazy shit.
  487. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    Ah Caamon! pics or it didn't happen. You were just afraid he was wounded and would charge you and go for your nuts if you waded into the scotchbroom after him. Better sleep with one eye open for a few nights.
  488. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    And in my best Monotone voice. “The squirrel is actually part of the rodent family”.
  489. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    I still say squirrel as I don’t see any chipmunk coloring but footage not exactly definitive. Keep at it, victory will be yours!
  490. Wild Bill

    3 shimano triton 100 g’s and a okuma cl 200 classic for sale

    Ok Richard they are yours. I will Pm you my cell # and we can figure a meet up.
  491. Wild Bill

    Beat This Local Knowledge (Pic Heavy)

    I have caught a handful of sturgeon including some that jumped clearout of the water. I still can’t get over the sight of those big old dinosaur buggers taking to the air. Good shit!
  492. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    You all are not helping with it’s identity crisis, no wonder it is acting out. I am pretty sure that is a squirrel not a chipmunk.
  493. Wild Bill

    26 osprey repower

    Hopefully the top doesn’t fly off, lol. Bamf evidently survived Mark’s w/a incident and soldiered on. Hopefully learning occurred. Are those F200’s ? Never mind I can see they are 6cyl now I look .
  494. Wild Bill

    Crab open dates wtf

    My family was asking me when crab was opening and I said July but they wanted specific dates. Surfed wdfw website, the 19/20 regs and called the hotline. Wtf, a month away and the opening date is not readily available? It seems somebody here had posted something about it, but bd search yielded...
  495. Wild Bill

    Will these make my Boats ass look Phat?

    Probably true but might be a trick to find one that is willing when they didn’t make the original sale. I’m keeping the Ke4’s. This is the second boat I have rigged with them and they have been flawless on both. I am too challenged to run 4 levers like the the Otter came with.
  496. Wild Bill

    Will these make my Boats ass look Phat?

    Never tried them but kind of disappointed with the knowledge base and non competitive quotes from WA Suzuki dealers. I would have rather kept it local. My KE4 controls hung a couple WA dealers up to the point the said they wouldn’t work. I had to talk them off the cliff and assured them it would...
  497. Wild Bill

    Will these make my Boats ass look Phat?

    I think I have 1439 hrs on them. I figured I would get at least double that out of them. I should have pulled the injectors sooner and had them flushed as the working theory is a dribbling injector on that one hole caused it to heat up and score cylinder and seize the rings. Its also possible it...
  498. Wild Bill

    Will these make my Boats ass look Phat?

    I am still going to flush injectors on good motor and new plugs etc. before trying to pedal it and the parts motor. Not sure when I will get around to it though. Already have several people interested. I will probably post it here so keep a look out.
  499. Wild Bill

    Will these make my Boats ass look Phat?

    Just pulled the trigger on a pair of these for the Ottercraft. It wasn’t really in my immediate plans but things sort of led me down this path. I was doing maintenance on my 2006 Honda 150’s and decided I was going to take off the injectors and have the injector doc do their thing, as the...
  500. Wild Bill

    F'ing chipmunk

    Didn't’ I sell you a 7.62x39 ar upper? Does it not work,lol? Jeesus Ford Tree Rats really?
  501. Wild Bill

    Enertia Eco's on heavy alum monohull w/ F300s?

    If you don’t need stern lift stick with 3 blade props. I put a set of 4 blade powertechs on my heavy pig which is a bit ass light anyway and it made for some anxious sledding down the backsides in a big following.
  502. Wild Bill

    Enertia Eco's on heavy alum monohull w/ F300s?

    What diameter? Yamaha needs to pull it’s head out of it’s ass. They need to offer a lower gear ratio in it’s lower units to swing larger diameter props that can push big heavy boats more efficiently. With their 1.75:1 ratio a 16” wheel will probably work but no bigger. Edit: I see you are...
  503. Wild Bill

    24 - 22 oz. beer bottles

    I still brew but I mostly keg and do not bottle often. I already have enough bottles for the rare occasion I do bottle. Thanks for the heads up though:
  504. Wild Bill

    Trolling for Clams

    Went home at 2 with a 10 and woke up at 10 with a 2? An old man whore buddy of mine used to set his alarm clock to get up at 1:30 am and go troll the local watering hole lol.
  505. Wild Bill

    Who is fishing in Westport Friday?

    Happy birthday and put your pants back on Pat!
  506. Wild Bill

    FS Volvo Penta DPH-A Leg

    Damn where was this when I still owned my last boat.
  507. Wild Bill

    So Cal going to Everret

    Bring your credit card.
  508. Wild Bill

    Honda 150hp parts

    Especially if you rock a pair of Honda 150’s 8-).
  509. Wild Bill

    Honda 150hp parts

    Ill take it all! Pm incoming
  510. Wild Bill

    Washington Park Launch update.... Good Luck.

    F’n blow boater hoggin the sweet spot. Typical, lol.
  511. Wild Bill

    Pot hauler

    Yes it is just two pieces of aluminum angle shaped to fit.
  512. Wild Bill

    Pot hauler

    I just use a waterproof toggle and goop up the connections with liquid electrical tape. Here is one of the other threads that has pics of my setup mounted on the davit. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/pot-puller-gas-or-electric.479296/page-3
  513. Wild Bill

    Pot hauler

    Here is one of the many threads discussing the topic. You will find my recommendation is always the same in these threads. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/installing-a-davit-puller.679070/#post-4525550 The quick catch pot puller is the fastest and most robust unit out there and is...
  514. Wild Bill

    Anybody have any experience with Garmin brushless a/p “smart” pump.

    Salmon troll. The old one worked for salmon trolling until the pump motor started flaking out. I am pretty much sold but according to documentation it looks like the smart pumps need like 9.5” of depth to mount ? Can any body lay a tape on one to confirm? I would like to mount it where the old...
  515. Wild Bill

    HVAC dealers around Olympia

    Lawrence, I went to hvac/refrigeration school with the owner of this company many moons ago and he is a very honest guy and I am sure he would do you right. https://www.pacaircomfort.com/ Edit; Oops same outfit you already have on the hook. Tell the owner Jim Hi from his former roomate Steve.
  516. Wild Bill

    Anybody have any experience with Garmin brushless a/p “smart” pump.

    My pump for my older garmin a/p shit the bed and the replacement is obsolete and not made anymore. There are a few new old stock ones around but they are spendy and I would still have an obsolete system. For twice as much I can get a new reactor 40 system with garmin’s brushless smartpump. I...
  517. Wild Bill

    Elliott Bay Shrimp

    Where the fuck is the gatekeeper when you need him? Doug why are you mucking around in our fishing report threads? Do you think your callous reply to the op’s post and your other replies are somehow constructive? You have no skin in this game so go mind your own state if you think you are such a...
  518. Wild Bill

    Halibut fisherman numbers on first two days?

    The straits will never truly reach the quota with the current status quo. This crap of opening so late when the lions share have either migrated out or have been caught with a longline ensures they either have to use new math, transfer quota or a combination of both to make it work out on paper.
  519. Wild Bill

    Remote house security

    Gabe, when my current job runs it's course I may have some free time to hang out on a security detail. I guess I would have to get a Rottweiler to leave at the place while I was out fishing though. :D That is challenging situation for sure. Sounds like kids from what they took. Beyond serious...
  520. Wild Bill

    Constant request for “My Location”

    Maybe device dependent? No issue with this on my ios devices.
  521. Wild Bill

    Insane Clown Posse

    I thought that was the last Mayor. Wouldn’t be surprised if Isflee has some skeletons ready to burst out out his liberal toybox.
  522. Wild Bill

    Who’s the prop guru? Need lower planing speed.

    I also agree with Eli and his planing surface gains. My hull is full width at the stern with no pod so planing surface was not an issue. You have a pod so gains in planing surface will help lower planing speed. 4 blade props alone should lower your planing speed a couple miles per hour. If you...
  523. Wild Bill

    Who’s the prop guru? Need lower planing speed.

    It sounds like you are propped correctly with the three blade props you are currently running. Definitely worth trying some 4 blade props, preferably in ocean conditions. The usual recommendation is to drop 1 or 2” of pitch when going to 4 blade props from 3’s. I would start with 15 pitch.
  524. Wild Bill

    Who’s the prop guru? Need lower planing speed.

    What is your max rpm now fully loaded at full throttle and trimmed out? 4 blade props will definitely give you more stern lift. 4 blade power techs gave me too much stern lift on my boat with twin 150 Hondas and caused bow steer in a big following sea. Otherwise they were great and are fine for...
  525. Wild Bill

    Halibut Hunt 5/8

    If it was it would have grown to be a big sum bitch.
  526. Wild Bill

    Almost there

    Always at least have a gaff at the ready is my motto. On the opener, Quickstiks saved the day on our best Hali of the day because he was ready with the gaff. Fish came up like the run of the mill 25 #er we were going to release, but when it hit the top it was obviously much larger. The hooks...
  527. Wild Bill

    Area 3-4 20 Fathom Depth Restriction

    Operation secure dinner for the crew for sure.
  528. Wild Bill

    23 ft Duckworth Sinks Near Desception Pass 5/2/19 One Fatality

    I’ve done an about face in the pass many times. A couple of times it was not even at the request of my wife. Waves stack up like river peelers on a hard ebb and a west blow. Sometimes it is really localized in and near the pass and sometimes it is balled up for a ways into the straits. I looked...
  529. Wild Bill

    23 ft Duckworth Sinks Near Desception Pass 5/2/19 One Fatality

    Sad deal. It is ultimately the captains responsibility to make a a good decision when conditions deteriorate but you have to wonder how much the derby style fishery affects peoples thought process. A couple seasons ago I saw a 17-18’ open bow riveted aluminum boat in similar conditions, on the...
  530. Wild Bill

    Mondo Condo shrimp pot

    The Mckay super octogons fish as good as anything else out there.
  531. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    Yep
  532. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    Up until last year there were more non resident big game combo tags than applicants so it is not surprising he has drawn every year without the preference point. Last year that all changed as they had 3500 more applicants than licenses and it is probably the case this year as well: Those that...
  533. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    It helps in the current year. If you drew without buying it you got lucky twice.
  534. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    Did you buy the bonus point Scott?
  535. Wild Bill

    WDFG Fee/license increase

    I saw that and looked at the announcement. Open from Memorial hwy bridge to Gilligan creek. For a moment I wondered why not the whole lower river but I quickly realized why. Better check out the netting schedule before you plan your outing.
  536. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    Good deal Brian! I will b.s with you in WP about it.
  537. Wild Bill

    Montana draw results out

    Our party drew the big game combo. Hoping you all were successful as well. Happy hunting!
  538. Wild Bill

    Redistribution of Tuna, order bigger hooks, bigger everything.

    Well at least some of us will have something to fish for then. :madfire:
  539. Wild Bill

    Electric or propane heat?

    As far as the original topic goes a heat pump system would be the most efficient in the long run but 4 yr payback is a bit optimistic unless you can get a deal and do some of the work yourself. Heat pumps do suffer in efficiency below freezing so electric backup is required as well. If you had...
  540. Wild Bill

    Electric or propane heat?

    Hey, Fred you could put a free standing NG fireplace that is controlled by a millivolt t/stat that is battery powered. That way when the power goes out you will still have heat. Just make sure the fireplace is rated to run without the blower. I actually heat my “Camano shack” with a setup like...
  541. Wild Bill

    Almar in CA

    An aluminum boat should be bonded in one spot from neg to hull. The sacrificial aluminum “zincs” do not need to be as they are bonded through the hull. I think that is what Bob meant.
  542. Wild Bill

    Almar in CA

    There is a reason it is rare. With that beam, it would not ride near as well as the standard 26’x 8’6” hull
  543. Wild Bill

    North of Falcon Updates

    Right wrong or indifferent I have become numb to the whole process. I will however hazard a guess why the sound took the brunt. It is usually a couple watersheds driving the restrictions. I am guessing the Stillaguamish is one of them. Pretty precipitous fall in opportunity for us sporties for...
  544. Wild Bill

    Boat Survey CA

    Must be a bitch to see out those small windows from the lower helm. :D
  545. Wild Bill

    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    I just read dot faq’s and it says anything over 11’ wide requires pilot cars front and rear on all two lane highways. So at 11’ you should be good.
  546. Wild Bill

    For those running Sportfish cruisers to the tuna grounds

    11’ and over is where you start running into pilot car requirements. 10’ 9” and under is doable as many here will attest. That being said I hate trailering my boat very far and like runing it on it’s own bottom. I am kind of like John Madden in that regard.
  547. Wild Bill

    Save yourself a halibut day...

    The other thing that can happen is one or more of the blades adheres to the housing on longer layups and can damage the tip and /or contribute to tearing/ cracking at the base of the blade like Brian’s above. Good catch!
  548. Wild Bill

    Eating good in the neighborhood

    My guess is so the sharp edge holds the shell in place while letting some of the smoky goodness from the bbq flow up and around the oyster meat. I pick some rock oysters at a few spots where you have to shuck on the spot and leave the shells. I always have a non modded muffin tin handy to throw...
  549. Wild Bill

    Necro threads rising

    Whats up with these threads coming up like they are active and praying on the oblivious daring a witty post?
  550. Wild Bill

    Not sure I want to fish around gators.

    What the hell is that fish anyway, Barramundi maybe?
  551. Wild Bill

    Not sure I want to fish around gators.

    Nothing a firearm wouldn’t solve. Two man cast and blast team. Throw some fish and croc on the barbi.
  552. Wild Bill

    What is this animal

    Definitely Raccoon. I have game cam footage of a mountain beaver and that is way to big and Raccoon like.Wonder how his tail got bobbed?
  553. Wild Bill

    I NEVER LEARN. (WELL SHOULD WE DO IT AGAIN..)

    Geeze Vance if you are still going forward with this, I may have to show up and shake your hand and celebrate your still being with us you tough old fucker. Oh I mean tough young fucker as I think we are the same age.
  554. Wild Bill

    First Timer: Eastern Bank Halibut

    I have found most of my good spots while trying to avoid the crowds. Why would you anchor up where there is allready a CF of boats is beyond me, but you see it all the time. The biomass of Hali in the Eastern straits last Spring was pathetic and fishing was decidedly less than glorious from...
  555. Wild Bill

    First Timer: Eastern Bank Halibut

    General info is fine but keep specifics to PM’s. We have all had to learn this the hard way. Respect the resource and the brotherhood and you will find most of us quite accomodating. I would not be so quick to share specifics on the WWW especially when it sounds like the intel was hard won by...
  556. Wild Bill

    First Timer: Eastern Bank Halibut

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, get a room already. Don’t give up the snatch on the first date. At least wait till he gets you drunk!
  557. Wild Bill

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

    Happy St. Patty’s day Pat! I am at mother’s sitting on her deck overlooking Saratoga passage. I am on my second Jamison and soda waiting for Corned beef and cabbage. Life ain’t so bad. Miss you bro !
  558. Wild Bill

    new weapon for wtc participants

    Ah yes, an evil worse than paint on aluminum, fucking foam. I am surprised cold water used it. Was it moisture between the foam and the hull that caused a leak Patrick? I think many manufacturers use it for sound deadening as much as flotation. Sealed chambers/ crash bulkhead is the proper...
  559. Wild Bill

    BACK IN BLACK!

    With the title I figured you went to the dark side and switched to Zukes or worse Mercs.
  560. Wild Bill

    Holley Sniper Marine EFI

    I would save the money on the fi upgrade and save towards a complete efi engine package if you are deadset on keeping boat.
  561. Wild Bill

    Seasport owners....

    Your config is correct in my mind. Mine is not but I live with it.
  562. Wild Bill

    FYI new NR OS. Layout

    If you are going to do a day boat, a walk around makes much more sense. This design might appeal to some but I would hate to give up the dry storage for the slight amount of utility you would gain with this. I also believe a walk around is much safer. If you take water over the bow with a...
  563. Wild Bill

    Seasport owners....

    Which is the proper way to do it if you must have the head in the main cabin. It helps with visibility issues.
  564. Wild Bill

    New boat coming to Float 12 in Westport

    Nice one Norm. Watching a custom boat get built for you is an awesome experience. Congrats!
  565. Wild Bill

    Splashed the North River 29

    9’6” wide 20 degree hull?
  566. Wild Bill

    Complete 9mm Ar upper

    The Joe Bobs/ NFA upper lower combo works good Chris. Spikes is a bit new yet to telll if it will be reliable. I here mixed reports. On the JB/NFA upper you may have to tweak the wire that activates bho a bit to work with all mags but once done it works well.
  567. Wild Bill

    Complete 9mm Ar upper

    I am not sure if it would meet Kali’s inane laws but the endomag convesions can be configured by leaving or clipping the stop material at the correct spot allowing different mag capacities. It come as a 10rd by default but you can trim stop to allow up to 30rd capacity. Once clipped though you...
  568. Wild Bill

    Complete 9mm Ar upper

    If you want last round bolt hold open you have to have a upper receiver with this feature. The upper for sale above relies on the feature built into the endomag converted pmag. For a glock mag compatible setup, a New Frontier Armory upper and lower is the cheapest way to get there. There are a...
  569. Wild Bill

    Complete 9mm Ar upper

    *****************SOLD***************
  570. Wild Bill

    Anybody with a snow plow?

    You need a receiver mount winch and a well positioned tree to winch to Cat Man DU ? As in Dually
  571. Wild Bill

    Anybody with a snow plow?

    I think he was talking about Laurence’s lash up John.
  572. Wild Bill

    24’ allied

    Nice looking boat with Garmin electronics and he can’t be a half bad guy as it appears he is a operating engineer union member8-). Glws
  573. Wild Bill

    Restrictions on lead ammo. It's for the children.

    Vance, let’s just say your type of crowd runs in different circles. The other circle evidently views the constitution as a living document that can be changed to best suit their agenda. I fear this state is all but lost. It seems to be raining snowflakes all around us these days. But hey, they...
  574. Wild Bill

    It Never Snows In Port Angeles!

    Damn gorgeous. I am probably in the minority but I love the snow.
  575. Wild Bill

    Solid Oak Flooring

    I think you are up Richard as I needed a bit more than he has for my project.
  576. Wild Bill

    Solid Oak Flooring

    Pm sent.
  577. Wild Bill

    Light weight scope for modern hunter.

    As far as weight goes you will not find another scope in that mag range that is lighter. Trust me that is very light for a scope with that top end magnification. If you are talking about a rifle for dangerous game a 1-1.5x on the low end makes sense for sure. For an all around western big game...
  578. Wild Bill

    Light weight scope for modern hunter.

    Actually it is not too much to ask I have been rocking this Swaro for several years now and can highly recommend it. Great Swaro glass with incredible power range and lightweight (15.9 oz). They have various reticles available depending on your preferences...
  579. Wild Bill

    Seeking Skagit River Experience

    You don’t really row the boat for any distance you just adjust it in the drift here and there. If you like the drift you blast up to the top and do it again. Ive seen boats bigger than a 19’ TJ with oar locks on the Skagit. Pic from back in the Day with my old Almar sled. Notice the oars...
  580. Wild Bill

    Seeking Skagit River Experience

    Wth are you talking about Richard ? 90% of the steelhead I have caught in the Skagit has been while boondogin (drift fishing from moving boat). Ever wonder why all the old Skagit sleds had raised oarlocks? Very effective method. As Gary mentioned check the regs. It has been so long now since I...
  581. Wild Bill

    Restrictions on lead ammo. It's for the children.

    The left in this state and other states is getting pretty blatant about ignoring my constitutional rights. Buckle up it is going to get bumpy before it is all said and done.
  582. Wild Bill

    Whats it worth

    Allright what is Dustin getting?
  583. Wild Bill

    Worst Shot Ever..

    What do you consider affordable? Good reloadable brass cased 223 ammo can be had for .30 cents a round. If you don’t care about reloading, steel cased can be had for even less. My current favorite for low cost practice is a 7.62x39 AR I built. It will put 5 shots in an inch at 100 yds with wolf...
  584. Wild Bill

    Redding model 25 6 station Turret press for reloading

    I have for sale a model #25 Redding, 6 station Turret press. This is the model that preceded the current T7 press that Redding currently sells. I got this from a buddy that got out of reloading and I just don’t use it often enough to justify the space it occupies on the bench. Press works great...
  585. Wild Bill

    Rebuild begins

    Jasper, my last boat had black delrin type strips fastened by drilling and tapping into fg and set with epoxy of some sort using flat head machine screws. It was done by Lindells, I did not do it myself.
  586. Wild Bill

    Downsizing my collection - 5.56 AR-15

    Nice package. It is a tough market for used AR’s right now. My advice is hang on to it until it swings the other way again. Better yet just keep it. Btw the Constitution I live by will never require me to surrender any arms.
  587. Wild Bill

    MA 7, Saturday

    I had a day years ago fishing blackmouth of Greenbank in 50-70’ of water, where we caught a bunch of fish at 0-30’. A couple fish took a cut plug off the clip before we could even get it down. Many were 3-5 # dinks but several were 6 -7# and the largest 11# took it of the clip at the surface. I...
  588. Wild Bill

    Triple Homicide PA

    I think Larry was concerned you were not one of the victims Allen8-). I could be wrong thoughs. Larry?
  589. Wild Bill

    Marine Batteries - What Brand and Where to Buy?

    Dyno’s are tough batteries and you can buy them factory direct in Seattle for a decent price. I wouldn’t have anything else especially for house batts.
  590. Wild Bill

    Worst Shot Ever..

    Flaming shot of Bacardi 151 about 35 years ago. Singed half my stache off and burned my throat something fierce. On New Years no less. Good times.
  591. Wild Bill

    Worst Shot Ever..

    I spend hours and hours of practice time behind my rifles at the bench and in field positions developing muscle memory before the season ever starts. I highly recommend it. It doesn’t always have to be with your hunting rifle either. Sending lead down range for effect with a 223 or a 22 lr...
  592. Wild Bill

    Boat Upgrade Options

    That is Eric Shouses’s boat his family is selling. It would be a great boat for op.
  593. Wild Bill

    Halibut 2019

  594. Wild Bill

    Edmonds or Everett

    Several years ago I rented a covered 32’ slip in Everett for a couple months. I believe they allowed a couple feet of overhang then and I was able to back in and leave a foot or so of my bow poking out with motors up. I think our boats are within a few inches of each other’s on oal. The slips...
  595. Wild Bill

    Sad day for BC Coastal communities

    http://mynorthwest.com/1217574/expert-skeptical-washingtons-orca-plan/?show=comments#comments
  596. Wild Bill

    Sad day for BC Coastal communities

    Well the way I see this CF is that we have not put a emphasis on executing and following good science on either side of the border. Now that we really need it the most, it is lacking and what we do have is skewed by many special interests. According to a professor of fisheries and aquatic...
  597. Wild Bill

    WTB: Rocna Anchor

    Wake the old lady up in the wee hrs a couple of times for a full on fire drill after dragging anchor with a danforth or a Bruce and then you tell me why they get so much for a Manson or a Rocna.
  598. Wild Bill

    WTB: Rocna Anchor

    Manson supreme is of similar design and was a fair bit cheaper when I was a buyer. I sleep like a baby and have never drug anchor with it.
  599. Wild Bill

    Anyone tow “heavy” with a Suburban?

    4mpg? gulp. That would be great for a boat 8-)
  600. Wild Bill

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Less flotation to offset motor weight and shorter/less planing surface are a couple things that come to mind. Longer and more planing surface is a good way to get the ride and other characteristics of a bigger boat without that much more material.
  601. Wild Bill

    Help me understand (6.5 Creedmoor)

    I do think the 6.5 CM is a damn fine deer and similar size game cartridge especially if you are a reloader. Neither the 308 or the creed have enough recoil to bother most adult males but the Creed definitely has less and that is one of the reasons the benchrest guys are wholesale switching over...
  602. Wild Bill

    Help me understand (6.5 Creedmoor)

    Lol, tell us how you really feel. Not sure I agree with you though. ? 0-300yds the 308 will win the energy battle but beyond that the creed will outpace it it all facets with less recoil.
  603. Wild Bill

    Peninsula Poetry

    Spent some quality time with some ar’s today up at the range. I don’t feel evil.
  604. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    “Sword Crosser” with a graphic of 2 billfish of course. Yep bad boat name.
  605. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    I bet that name is met with a lot of resistance. :D
  606. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    “Yacht Sea”barf Or this one
  607. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    Alice, I am proud to say I have never been photographed with your “Butt Hole”.
  608. Wild Bill

    Help me understand (6.5 Creedmoor)

    The Creedmoor is an exceptional deer cartridge.
  609. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    Yep he has a 24 NR . Whidbey islander
  610. Wild Bill

    8-2 Fishies

    ketchup and horseradish to taste makes a great cocktail sauce for dipping freshly boiled spot prawns.
  611. Wild Bill

    Marine Fuel (ETHANOL FREE) locations?

    I have posted this before but for those that haven’t seen it, here it is again for the on the water fuel. http://www.nwboatinfo.com/Fuel-Dock-Pump-outs.html
  612. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    Honorable mention for other bad boat names I have seen are, “On the Rocks”, “Yellow Submarine” and anything with a play on the word “Knot”.
  613. Wild Bill

    Boat Upgrade Options

    All NR Seahawks have .250” bottoms and .190 sides.
  614. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chi%20mo
  615. Wild Bill

    Worst boat names

    Not sure what some people are thinking when they name their boats.
  616. Wild Bill

    Boat Upgrade Options

    Here is a bit of advice worth exactly what you paid fior it. Hang onto current boat and make it work until it is paid off. By then a better picture of your needs will come clear without being upside down trying to peddle current boat. Then you will be in a better position to deal on the next...
  617. Wild Bill

    Tikka t3x superlite 7mm rem mag

    It would be a good pickup richardp and makes the cut as an all around caliber.
  618. Wild Bill

    Tikka t3x superlite 7mm rem mag

    It has not been overturned. Keep your butt covered.
  619. Wild Bill

    Help me understand (6.5 Creedmoor)

    The 264 win mag has outstanding ballistics but would be an overbore barrel burner with spendy ammo and limited platforms chambered in it. The Creedmoor and the others I mentioned are much more efficient , have better ammo availibility and many rifles are chambered for them. I think one of the...
  620. Wild Bill

    Help me understand (6.5 Creedmoor)

    The 6.5 caliber has a nice blend of ballistic coefficient and sectional density. This high BC means it resists influences like gravity and wind better than other cals in same weight range. The SD means it will penetrate well on target making it reach vitals and kill efficiently with very...
  621. Wild Bill

    12-1 Blackmouth

    Pics or it is just a story. Bottom line on props is you want to be able to reach max rated motor rpm with the boat fully loaded, otherwise you are overloading the motor. You are better off being a bit underpropped than overpropped and don’t base any prop choices on top speed. Top end is what it...
  622. Wild Bill

    Westport crab

    Nice one. That might inspire me to throw a pot out. I love the guys that say they have never been pinched and then have a big purple dungy latch on to a digit moments later. Good stuff.
  623. Wild Bill

    Who's got the best marital advice?

    Jim, take marriage advice obtained here like you would a sales pitch from XTaero. Oh God please tell us you didn’t buy an xtaero too? In all seriousness my advice would be to surround yourself with friends and family with solid character and morales to use as role models. These types will have...
  624. Wild Bill

    Tow Boat US

    A reliable kicker and ground tackle is what I would invest in.
  625. Wild Bill

    Pacific Skiff Ride

    You will be fine with 18 degree deadrise for that use. They are solidly built boats. Only ding I have on them is they are not real flexible on design changes to fit specific needs on a new build. I was basically told this is how we build em and if it doesn’t work for you look elsewhere. I guess...
  626. Wild Bill

    Another d-BAG thief :-((

    Been playing with blink wireless cameras at my place a bit and they are working out pretty good. No added cost after adittional investment. Notification when triggered goes to cell and you manage system and view vids on phone with free app. I have about $415 wrapped up int 3 cams...
  627. Wild Bill

    Boat Sinks

    O- ring or not, none of those plastic jobbies truly seal unless they are semi permanantly sealed with sealant.
  628. Wild Bill

    Boat Sinks

    Often post factory rigging can be at fault for this type of thing rather than a factory oversight. Not having insurance will guarantee a royal pita in time and money for the owner.
  629. Wild Bill

    Boat Sinks

    At least we can rule out insurance fraud. Probably cut thread down to 15 pages or so.:cool:
  630. Wild Bill

    Another d-BAG thief :-((

    As per Jim’s description that would not be them,
  631. Wild Bill

    Another d-BAG thief :-((

    Sigh..................................Wait what? Fiance and boat? I guess I need to stay in touch better. Sorry for the Dr loss will keep peepers peeled.
  632. Wild Bill

    RIP Starboard Yami!

    I have had a smaller ob sieze when it got hot due to blocked coolant flow. When allowed to cool it was free and started back up. Rest assured major damage has been done if it siezed.
  633. Wild Bill

    DR Clips...

    More than one way to skin a cat I reckon. Roll with what works for you. I have seen the scotty 1174 releases work down to 500 plus feet with little issue. I do like Woodhunters fix. It Takes the only real problem with them out of the equation. Accidentally tripping to light position will cause a...
  634. Wild Bill

    DR Clips...

    Ocean fishing for Salmon and ground pounding for BM is a completely different game. I bought a bucket of releases (40) when I started chartering and still probably have enough for the rest of my fishing career.
  635. Wild Bill

    DR Clips...

    I stopped using scent and false releases went away. The scotty regulars work fine. Buy them by the bucket and when they quit working toss them and put on a new one. Usually you will lose it before this happens as long as you don’t use scent. I am not paying $20 plus for a release.
  636. Wild Bill

    Diesel heat

    Actually home heating oil #1 /kerosene is all I have used in my current espar due to prior owners recommendation. Kerosene has less parrafin than #2 diesel hypothetically causing less potential plugging of filters and gelling in cold temps. Kerosene at lowes or home depot is outrageously...
  637. Wild Bill

    Retort Bags - 8oz 1000pack

    Bud, I have done venison in the retort bags and it comes out like pot roast. Open up and mix with mayo and I have my all time favorite filling for a sammich. I also have made some with venison, onions, carrrots and spuds. They are ok but would rather do a stew mix like this in crock pot.
  638. Wild Bill

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

    Price difference between the tr1 kicker ap and a real main ap is not that much anymore. The performance and reliability of a main ap system vs the tr1 is worlds apart. Garmin should be flogged for buying tr1 and not improving it. They just keep milking that cash cow and selling parts for it.
  639. Wild Bill

    Be ready for road side repairs.

    Glad boat was ok and you got it home. Had total bearing failure on a utility trailer on top of Roger’s pass in MT 3 weeks ago. We had just stopped to relieve ourselves of some coffee and I went back and checked hub temp of trailer as it was just breaking daylight. I probably would have seen a...
  640. Wild Bill

    Parker 2820 vs Osprey 28/30

    My distaste for VP stems from their willingness to use the consumer as the R&D guinea pigs when they released the original DPH drives for the D series diesels. When run over about 2950 rpm on longer runs, the inadequate top gearset started to build heat exacerbated by too small of oil passages...
  641. Wild Bill

    Theft at Dagmars last night

    I’ve had a couple short stays at Dagmars and the people running the place told me theft there is infrequent. Talking to other people around painted a slightly different picture. I would not leave excess expensive gear on a boat at dags. I hope you can recover some of it Herb.
  642. Wild Bill

    Diesel heat

    I had an infrared propane heater tucked back in the center walkthrough area to bow, under the windshield of my old Almar sled. That thing worked great even with the top down. Once the windshield and dash heated up, heat just rolled back to the seated occupants. We made a drip tray and heated and...
  643. Wild Bill

    Garmin finally gets Navionics

    It is electronics Rod, what do you expect? It is basically obsolete when you install it no matter what brand. Garmin is not the only Co adept at extorting money from us. Axiom pro rollout comes to mind, right Tony G?
  644. Wild Bill

    Forget EOH - try this!

    Oh yeah the fully adjustable “trunk monkey hitch”.
  645. Wild Bill

    Garmin finally gets Navionics

    With Garmins aquisition of navionics I was hoping this would come to be. I love my Garmin gear but the bathy data was lacking a bit of detail compared to Navionics, so this is good for us Garmin guys. Now if they would throw some engineering at the TR1 POS all would be right in the boating...
  646. Wild Bill

    Hopefully....

    I’ve had a few deer rodeos and probably got another in me before my hunting days are over.:D Wounded deer are freakishly strong it turns out.
  647. Wild Bill

    Hopefully....

    I accidently got into pic edit mode and somehow drew that in. It kind of looks like a snare I set for the sneaky bugger.
  648. Wild Bill

    Hopefully....

    Nice one. I got eight different blacktail bucks on cam but only the small ones have come through when I have been in my stand. The big ones are mostly nocturnal bastards and are hard to pattern. The two times the big ones have come during daylight I was at work. Here is one of the better ones...
  649. Wild Bill

    Diesel heat

    The mr buddy can work in some situations but one of the by products of combustion of propane is water. Ventilation is needed to combat this and can be a problem on cool moist morning, especially on the windshield. A ducted diesel furnace with a heat exchanger is tits. All the byproducts of...
  650. Wild Bill

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    I am afraid to even google it Vance.
  651. Wild Bill

    FG knot for braid to topshot -

    I use the Rp not aka the john collins aka the modified allbright. Seems to work well and easy to tie on boat. Pretty thin diameter although there was one time several years back I evidently did not get it quite right. We were fishing off Lopez island and I hooked a nice slab in the tyee range...
  652. Wild Bill

    Rebuild begins

    I dig the pot guard. I had a custom one put on my last boat. Very functional and a tip of my hat to my families commercial crabbing background. Might have to put one on my current boat at some point. Project is looking good!
  653. Wild Bill

    Montana Deer and CWD Question

    Debone in camp. Cut skull plate as small as possible and boil and or scrape. The deer we get rarely come out whole so half the boning will get done in the field. Unless you want a european mount there is no need to bring the whole skull home.
  654. Wild Bill

    Just dodged a bullet.

    Just to put this one to bed, I still stand by my original comments. With purely resistive loads like a heating element in a Big Chief, when you have a bad connection in the circuit causing higher resistance the total amp draw will not increase and may actually drop a bit. Your breakers will not...
  655. Wild Bill

    On my way home early. 14 dead animals

    Good show Trav! For those that don’t know, Antelope meat is gamely and all but unpalatable. Best thing to do is contact me to dispose of it safely. Oh and try and keep those bear paws off those horns/antlers Travis it makes them look smaller than they are lol. Also how many prickly pears did...
  656. Wild Bill

    Idaho bull

    Nicely done !
  657. Wild Bill

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    All we need now is Tracker with his sack of pops.
  658. Wild Bill

    Just dodged a bullet.

    Glad we got that shit straight without 20 plus fucking pages:D.
  659. Wild Bill

    Just dodged a bullet.

    Ohms law V= I • R or Voltage = amperage x resistance So lets do the math on the circuit normal and with higher resistance due to bad connection. 110v = I • 24 ohms ( approx resistance of 500w element) 110v/ 24ohms = 4.58 amps ( normal draw) So let’s say you add 10 ohms of resistance to the...
  660. Wild Bill

    Boat Pictures

    Can’t go by those performance bulletins as the are with lightly loaded boats with props that make them perform at that lighter weight. Load em up prop em down and it is what it is.
  661. Wild Bill

    Just dodged a bullet.

    Yes but this is unlikely as it only takes like 5 ohms in a HRC to create enough heat to melt and burn. Also this localized HRC causes a voltage drop to the resistive heating element balancing out total amp draw in the circuit to around normal. Go ahead shoot holes in my theory Horward this shit...
  662. Wild Bill

    Just dodged a bullet.

    I think you are both kind of correct. If you just added load in series with the heating circuit like a higher wattage element, your amperage indeed goes up. Now if you add resistance in the same circuit in the form of a localized bad connection, you get a resistance to the current flow in that...
  663. Wild Bill

    First Deer Ever

    Congrats! Nice first deer.
  664. Wild Bill

    2004 sounder at gov deals

    Is yours for sale? I recently saw it on craigslist.
  665. Wild Bill

    Cost of New Outboards?

    No need to look for Ficht Ram injection as it resurfaced as Etec after Bombardier aquired Johnerude. Twin Forces would be sweet.
  666. Wild Bill

    Cost of New Outboards?

    m Get an itroll and you will be set. I have been running now for 2+ years and it is rock solid. BCTony has been running one even longer with no issues I am aware of. I love shit that just flat works with no issues long term.
  667. Wild Bill

    Making memories

    Fuck yeah x3!
  668. Wild Bill

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    As well as these dudes.
  669. Wild Bill

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    Game cameras rock. Caught these cat eaters behind the shop a few nights ago. https://internal.bdoutdoors.com/2018/09/1480602_e441a1e4e313022297354dadf3e32766.mov
  670. Wild Bill

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    I got nothing..........................................o_O Oh wait, actually I do. Don’t feed the bears.
  671. Wild Bill

    Any tuna in WA?

    No, no the horror! Mixed race beers? Caamon!
  672. Wild Bill

    BOLO Stolen Downriggers

    Well that blows. You can use mine Eli if you need to. My boat is in shop for hunting season.
  673. Wild Bill

    Let’s name RTB’s new boat for him

    Meat Missile, Meat Pounder, FMJ, Ground Chuck, Fillet Minion, Rump Roaster, Kill Floor, Jerky Boy
  674. Wild Bill

    Need to Read....Crazy fishery ideas/myths

    Well they are trying to suggest human activity is interrupting their feeding and that is why the northern populations are flourishing in comparison. It may have some bearing, but how about considering the fact that the further you head down the coastline to the South, the less fish are available...
  675. Wild Bill

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Jfc, now I got to get netflix too? I already have hulu and amazon prime.
  676. Wild Bill

    Whidbey Island Hot Spots?

    Oh yeah surf and turf baby!
  677. Wild Bill

    The Choice

    Badass boat for the big C, that will also get you out on the ocean with a slightly slower cruise speed than your Grady. Spec some good suspension seats.
  678. Wild Bill

    Marine service

    Advertising in the Wa sate classified section and you are in Cali? o_O
  679. Wild Bill

    Battlefish on Netflix

    I was at my Docs getting a physical yesterday and he asked about how my fishing season went and after chatting a bit he told me about this show. He said the feller with the last name Owen was his cousin. He also said the other brother Chris Owen is on a show called fish or die. I am going to...
  680. Wild Bill

    Boat down today?

    From the other thread in the reports section
  681. Wild Bill

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

    Tony, I believe the threaded shaft is stainless and the nut is stainless. Add some years, vibration and salt air and bingo you will have galling. I was just trying to remove nut when it happened to me. I would think anti seize or anti-corrosion grease applied liberally should prevent it moving...
  682. Wild Bill

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

    It will clean up with a thread file. I did this not to long ago and my threads were as bad or worse. I just carefully filed and kept testing until nut went on easily by hand. Use never seize when putting back together. It ain’t a Swiss watch!
  683. Wild Bill

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

    Put a thread pitch gauge on it and figure out what the thread pitch you have and carefully use a thread file on it. I have had to do this before as stainless is notorious for galling.
  684. Wild Bill

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    Although I am not a huge bayliner fan I believe the take away should be do as much as you can to be ready in case of an emergency. None of our boats are immune from swamping. Rogue waves, failed through hulls, hitting a dead head, loose hose clamps, failed hoses, leaking hatches, etc. can happen...
  685. Wild Bill

    9/15 Tuna run that turned into a rescue operation

    Makes me want a life raft for Christmas.
  686. Wild Bill

    Boat down today?

    Wow, scary stuff, glad all are safe. I am guessing this was the result of rot in the transom. Probably many