1. Capt.C.Delany

    What size anchor rope? 24 Skipjack

    Hey All, Beating around the idea of getting new ground tackle this off season. Not sure what size 3-strand I have but I have 300' of it + 25' of chain. I am thinking of switching over to 8-plait for the storage factor of it. I do not have a windlass and cannot imagine I will be putting one...
  2. E

    For Sale Skipjack 24' Twin Screw Flybridge

    Volvo-Penta Twin B30 6-cylinder Volvos Outriggers 3 bait systems including custom aluminum bait tank with hand wells and 2 transom bait bags 4 batteries Flush toilet Auto pilot VHF Custom all stainless steel bimini with curtains Custom stainless steel instrument rack 3 axle trailer with...
  3. Cafacrafta

    yellowfin and skipjack hooks

    What hooks have been working best lately for the smaller tuna , heading out on the San Diego in a couple weeks on the 19th if you already saw this its cause i posted in the wrong thread lol
  4. Baja Belk

    Limits in Minutes and a LDR Marlin - Video from 9/20

    Finally got around to editing all the footage from the carnage incurred a couple weeks ago ( Consider it a hype video for your next trip, or a send-off tribute if your season is over (closer to the latter for...
  5. Fishmaniac

    For Sale 24' Skipjack flybridge for sale

    Back on the market for sale! 1987 Skipjack 24’ flybridge. This boat is solid, turnkey and in very good condition. It's a great tuna killer!! Includes; Marine power 350 engine installed in 2015, has 880 hours. Oil has been changed every 80 hours with new plugs and serpentine belt replacement in...
  6. S

    For Sale 1985(86) skipjack 24 open

    Hi, I am considering selling my skippy 24 open cruiser. Not something I ever planned on doing, so please understand that it has been maintained and kept up accordingly. As follows: 5.7 Gi engine (2001) w 645 hrs. I had the engine put in by M&M marine in Huntington Beach 3 years ago...
  7. Island Jack

    For Sale Skipjack 24 Flybridge 1973

    Skipjack solid, 1973. The "ISLAND JACK" has spent many years in Santa Barbara chasing the fish south then back up the 101 to the Bay. With the lighter 305 you get the needed horse power, with out the fuel consumption of the 350. the 130 gallon custom aluminum fuel tank adds to the fun that not...
  8. R

    Referral for Restoration 24 Skipjack FB

    i have purchased a 24 skipjack flybridge and it needs interior restoration. Who would you recommend? pictures of past restorations would be helpful. Am also interested in upgrading the bimini to an arch with radar...any ideas? I am located in Northern California ( Bay Area) but would be...
  9. B

    For Sale 1982 Skipjack for sale

    1982 skipjack for sale! See details and pictures below. Down Below-Inside -sink with 10 gallon fresh water tank -original alcohol stove -original ice box -port-a-potty toilet -side cabinet -TV with DVD player -extra battery with invertor Engine (All engine work has been done by a...
  10. Troublemaker20

    SOLD 1978 SKIPJACK 20 OPEN $8500obo

    Took a job in Texas and need to sell my loyal Skippy ASAP. Moving end of April, priced to sell. Boat is stored at Cabrillo Dry Storage in San Pedro. Spot is transferrable (10mins to the Horseshoe, 25miles to Catalina). Boat stored on trailer with cover. I absolutely love this boat and have had a...
  11. Nuno Morao

    Best Fishing Moments - Back to the Past (2013 to 2017) - Kayak Fishing

    My best fishing moments, a rewind to the year 2013. It starts with my first video of a big Corvina (Jewfish , Mulloway or Croaker) catch and then year by year until the end of 2017, in a time line sequence my most intense and dramatic scenes. The video has a cinematographic footage which best...
  12. MrBigFish

    For Sale 1985 28' Skipjack Flybridge**Price Reduced**$26,750.00

    1985 Skipjack 28 Flybridge $28,750.00. You won't find many Skippy's this clean or this well-kept. Many upgrades. Boat has been an Arizona boat since 2008, and has not been run in salt water since 2016. I have most (if not all) of the receipts since 2004 for work done and these total to well over...
  13. NoShameInTheSaltGame

    DIY Swim Platform?

    Aloha all! Anybody have any advice on installing a swim platform? I want to put one on my 20’ Skipjack for diving/spearfishing. Is this something I should hire a pro for or easy enough to do on my own? I’m not super handy on boats just yet, but learning as I go. If it’s something you think I...
  14. NoShameInTheSaltGame

    Search is Finally Over! Meet My New Fishing Machine!

    Proud new owner of a 21’ custom Skipjack Pilothouse, powered by a Yamaha 150 Stoked would be an understatement. Get ready for a whole slew of posts asking questions on upgrades I’m gonna do, and basically figuring out how to maximize the potential of this beaut! Happy new year all!!
  15. kieyou

    Volvo Penta 290 upper water pickup tube

    Hey everyone! I can't use the muffs to wash out my engine because it doesn't suck up water. But when I have the boat in the water the risers run cool to the touch and my closed cooling runs normally. I was told that the problem is in the upper water tube bushing and that cannot be repaired...
  16. RideMX4life21

    Wide Open Fall Fishing Continues! - Highlight Video

    Launched out of SD Bay at 5am with my good buddies Austin & Tyler on my boat, Asalt Weapon. Got bait and cleared the point at grey light. Plan was to motor down the canyon and look for any signs of life. Ended up down there...way down the line and finally found the temp break. Things came...
  17. R

    For Sale 1973 skipjack flybridge 24

    1973 SkipJack 24 Flybridge w/ double axle trailer sold together. Drive- 350 Mercruiser w/ Bravo 1 Sterndrive Bench seat at the Helm Comes w/ adjustable trim tabs as well. Controls are all located at the helm. Boat Cover and various life jackets included Anchor winch in great working condition...
  18. samhigh

    Private Boat Life - September 9th - 390 and Beyond

    First time fishing from a private boat. BD user YakAtak said he had room for one more, I jumped on the opportunity. Fishing out of a Parker 2120 SC. The good life haha Met at 2am, got a scoop of sardines from the barge in MB and started heading south. Motored for about 3 hours, and started...
  19. FishBreath

    SOLD 23’ IMP with Pilot House and Half Tower $11k

    $11,000 It's not a Parker but will get you into the same zones, keep you just as dry, and sacrifice only a couple style points. Family wants a larger platform so this boat needs a new home. Overall, a very clean boat that runs and shows well, that I'm willing to let go for a fair price. Hull -...
  20. socalboater99

    24 Skip. FB Waste Tank

    My 24 skippy FB has a porta potty on the starboard side. I want to upgrade to a plumbed toilet. Has anyone else done this or have this? If so, how big is your waste tank and where is your tank? Thank you.

    Pacific Voyager - 2 Day - Aug. 11 - 13 - Video

    Another stellar 2 day trip aboard the PV. This is a great boat with an amazing crew. Captain Rick, Julio, Koz, Cody and Chef Jeff always put on a GREAT trip!!! It was a private charter with 18 Anglers from Las Vegas!!! Most of you know the drill......Hit the Bait Receiver, while a trip plan...
  22. Sea&SkiMarine

    For Sale 26' Skipjack Factory Pilot House Volvo Diesel With Duoprop.

  23. socalboater99

    Skipjack Hull ID Number?

    I have an early 70's Skipjack 24' FB. I want to confirm the year of production. Did Skipjack stamp their hulls anywhere with the Hull Number or Serial Number? I know alot of boat manufacturers do and was curious if Skipjack did to. Thank you.
  24. Victoria Maria

    For Sale SKIPJACK 26FT flybridge 1993, EXCELLENT SHAPE - 20k obo

    Must sell fast as a new boat is coming. CLEAN, WELL LOOKED AFTER, ONLY 3 OWNERS TOTAL. Twin Volvo/Penta 4.3L, FWC 190HP Duo-props on VP drives New COVER for BOAT included NEW BOTTOM PAINT REBUILT CARBURETORS, NEW OIL PANS, OTHER QUALITY MECHANICAL WORK -- HAVE ALL THE PAPERWORK (for last...
  25. unityone

    SOLD 1983 Skipjack Flybridge 24' - $5,800 - Price Drop $5,000

    Zero Hours On a Volva Penta Complete Outdrive With Duo Prop Pacific Trailer - Heavy Duty Dual Axle Galvanized Good Canvas Cover Dual Batteries Anchor, Rope, Chain Stereo 100 Gallon Fuel Tank Outriggers Bought this boat for the engine to be removed and be replaced in another boat, hence...
  26. kieyou

    Looking for Skipjack Stern Rail with Ladder

    I have a Skipjack 25' Sport Cruiser and I want to change out the stern rail for one with a ladder. I priced it out and it was ridiculous so trying the used market. Also if you know of a shop that makes rails and is reasonable please let me know, Thanks
  27. Nuno Morao

    Trolling offshore for small tunas

    Trolling offshore for small tunas on a summer day. Speed trolling around 4-5 knots with the kayak - Adventure Island. My first skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), my first oceanic ballon fish or puffer fish (L. lagocephalus) a true fishing adventure. Several false albacore or little tunas...
  28. Phantom Limb

    25 skipjack fisherman

    S 87 skipjack 25 fisherman Fresh Serviced, just got back from 140 mile successful ft bragg tuna trip re did the stringers last year ( chris monk marnine ) and he went through the whole boat gps fishfinder radar Brand new garmin electronics ! Smartcraft technology to monitor motor via garmin gps...
  29. G

    Swim step - platform and fiberglass engine box/cover

    Swim platform gone. Engine box is also from my Blackman 23; $$ make an offer. Dimensions are: width 39", length 55", height 19" It is in great condition, no cracks, color is a bit dull, but over all, pretty good shape. Has some black sound insulation foam glued to the inside. call if...
  30. G

    Volvo Penta Diesel AD-41 and/or Volvo Penta 290 Duoprop

    Engine Sold Outdrive Pending; New owner of engine has to figure out if his current outdrive has appropriate gear ratio. If his current outdrive will work he will not buy outdrive and I will have it for sale separately. I will update this. I'm selling my engine and outdrive. *** I don't have...
  31. Capt.C.Delany

    Need Help Before I Pull Out What Little Hair I Have Left.

    Ok, so long story long. I have a 1978 Skipjack 24. Been doing tons of work to it, basically completely re-wired a couple months back, new gauges, everything, last year had the motor pulled by Ray at Outdrive Exchange and replaced the PDS bearing etc etc. Just trying to make this thing bullet...
  32. Cheech

    Skipjack 20 Open VP Duo Prop, excellent condition

    Skipjack 20 Open w-Volvo Penta DP Super clean & Ready to fish! We have owned this boat for 12 years. It has been very well maintained and is an excellent local fishing platform. Skipjack construction & seaworthiness are well-known and highly regarded. These boats are sturdy, stable and dry...
  33. T

    Skipjack 28 exhaust - need advice

    I posted earlier about a 1978 Skipjack 28 that I just bought. It's an I/O with two VP AQ 280 outdrives. Somebody had re-powered it in about 2007 with two new GM/Indmar 350's. I think they had very low hours, but both ingested sea water at some point (through the exhaust manifolds, not a...
  34. T

    New Skippy owner with a couple of questions...

    I just bought a 1978 28’ FB on a trailer. It’s a bit like a time capsule. I honestly think it has very low hours of use, based on the condition of everything. It’s been on a trailer for many years inland, far from the water. Not much known history. The guy I bought it from bought it in late...
  35. revvv2000


    Here we have for sale 1977 20' Skipjack on a trailer (in fabulous condition) with hydraulic brakes. She has a custom-made aluminum Pilot House, depth finder, radar, GPS, autopilot and VHS. Custom-made rocket launchers and pole holders, swim step. Cuddy cabin sleeps 2 /three if you like to get...
  36. natsack

    -SOLD- Skipjack 20 Open w/Trailer $6,000

    All, First off thanks to BD and everyone who contributes, I have been a long time troll of the forums. Skipjack 20 Open 1972 with Ford 351w V8 and Mercruiser Alpha Outdrive. This boat is turn key has been loved and cared for. It was re-powered in the summer of 2015 with an engine from a...
  37. jackhole

    1994 26' Skipjack

    This boat has been completely redone. New Garmin electronics 7610 xvc, Garmin 24 mm Phantom radar, 2 vhf radios, xm radio, Garmin 20 autopilot with jpg added 2.1 liter pump, new hydraulic hoses, new 2.7 cu ft fridge/freezer. 4 year engine warranty, every pump has been replaced. New macrolon...
  38. Smellsfishy21'

    Bait tank, skip jack seat, stainless step lader, and free rims and tires.

    Rims and tires off a 2010 Ford Explorer. 5x4.5 2 tires have about 30% life other 2 are no good. These are free. Stainless 4 step swim ladder. No rust or anything broke works good. $50 seat of my 24' skipjack. Has the inside liner no cracks in good condition. $30 32 gallon aquaworld bait tank...
  39. revvv2000

    Ocean Ready 20' Skipjack Open, Custom Aluminum Pilothouse

    Here we have for sale 1977 20' Skipjack on a trailer (in fabulous condition) with hydraulic brakes. She has a custom-made aluminum Pilot House, depth finder, radar, GPS, autopilot and VHS. Custom-made rocket launchers and pole holders, swim step. Cuddy cabin sleeps 2 /three if you like to get...
  40. Fishmaniac

    Thresher catch 3-19-17

    Took the wife and youngest out on our first trip of 2017 to shake the rust off around 10:30am. No luck on the target Halibut after a couple hours of trying so we decided to head back in around 3pm. My oldest son stocked our jigs a couple of days before and so I thought what the heck, let's throw...
  41. Crupples

    Skipjack 20' REFIT FUN

    Hello, Its been a long time since I post or been on BD, SO, About 4 years ago A friend of mine and I bought a skippy 20' for a boat to use as a weekend worrier boat for Yellow tail shootouts and other tournaments. Well that kinda went to the way side and it sat in my back yard. Well last month...
  42. SeaChief

    Custom fillet table / cutting board for Skipjack boats

    This fillet table tray was custom fabricated for a 26' Skipjack. It's designed to fit over the opening of the bait tank and over the transom rail. Reinforced Fiberglass. Asking $200
  43. J

    WTB Freefall Windless for 24' Skipjack

    My old Simpson Lawrence Horizon 600 broke last weekend. Can't get the parts I need to fix it. Looking to see if anyone has one for parts or a used one for sale. Also open to a different brand. Let me know what you guys might have laying around before I go and get a new one. T Thanks for looking...
  44. marlineer84

    Fighting Chair

    Fighting chair and "plug in" aluminum pedestal. Off white upholstery with navy trim. Gimbal with standard leather trim. Manufactured by Skipjack Boats. Very similar to the Pompanette 100Q model. Quality stainless steel hardware. 2 position seat back for steering the chair position...or nap...
  45. Fishmaniac

    Catalina Yellows 8/23/16

    Took a ride to Catalina on the new boat yesterday with the kid and found some willing slug yellows to bite. Picked off three from 24 to 32 lbs, lost two with a drag malfunction and could've had more but we were good with only 3. Left'em biting. One boat next to us had 15 for three, all nice...
  46. DoubleJacks

    Selling 70's Out Drive for OMC

    $200 Call Joe 760 - 802 - 2307 Located in Carlsbad Complete OMC out drive needs reseal. Forward and Reverse clutches are good Swivel is good Crop is good. Drive shaft is good. Exhaust manifold upper and lower case housing all straight.
  47. cknsc

    Free-ish 3 Sided Enclosure for 24 Open Skipjack

    I put a PYT half tower up last season and i don't need this enclosure. Here is the deal, this is not pretty, it is not in good condition, it is fairly beat to shit but if one of my fellow "skippers" is desperate for some protection this will work just fine. I used this at the start of last...
  48. cknsc

    Need Recommendation - Glass & Canvas near OSide

    It appears that Joe has finally retired (at least I hope that is the case) and Pacific Canvas is no longer in business so i need a recommendation in or around the North County (SD) area that can do a 3 sided enclosure for me. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you!
  49. D

    24' skipjack trailer, will fit longer boat

    Manufacturer unknown, dual axle steel, looks to be painted, but maybe galv since the steel is in such good shape. it is fully registered, jsut paid last summer. Steel is in great shape with almost no signs of corrosion. set up now to fit a 24' skipjack with room to fit a longer boat. new jack...