How many Albies will fit into one of these?

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  1. fishchasr

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    I picked up a couple - yeah TWO of them - 24 x 60 Reliable Fish Bags on my recent trip down to southern California. Just so happens that the Charkbait store in Huntington Beach is only 35 minutes from Grandma's house. How sweet is that? Can you say TUNA TIME!

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    I also picked up a spreader bar with natural squids and a teaser loaded with purple/black tuna clones.

    Anyone ever stuff a 24x60 bag with tuna and ice?
     
  2. Jailer1

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    No I got one for christmas this year, and am hoping to stuff it this weekend.
     
  3. WaveDancer

    WaveDancer Fishing The Pacific Ocean & Puget Sound Since 1969

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    You will be very happy with those bags but let me tell you this, when full, the 60 inch models you bought are VERY heavy.

    Good luck at filling them.

    WD.
     
  4. Tower Todd

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    About 10 -15 depending on the size and how carefully you pack it and how much ice you use. Forget about lifting it when full. You will need to empty it first.

    TT
     
  5. quickfish

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    FYI I had a problem with the plug.....Wish they made a screw on instead of a pop on and off style. Tuna bloody water is not easy to clean out of the cuddy cabin carpet.
     
  6. fishchasr

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    Thanks guys. 10-15 on each side will be very cool and free up space on deck. I don't plan to put them in the cabin. I plan to strap them into the walkarounds just forward of the radar arch on each side of the cabin. The idea is that the weight will be forward enough to allow the boat to plane out easier and maintain stability.

    Boy that sure would suck not being able to lift the tuna bags:rofl:; but I don't plan to move them. I just want to keep the tuna properly chilled on the way back to port. Thanks for the heads up on the drain valve.
     
  7. quickfish

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    Much braver man than me...That much weight, money and tuna, being supported by a 1" rail on the side of the boat. One good wave and a full day lost at sea.
     
  8. KillerBeee

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    At least the bag theoretically should float if washed overboard. I'd go for it secured to the rail forward.
     
  9. Marlin Mike

    Marlin Mike pimpin aint cheap

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  10. Deno

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    Those are good bags you can fit lots in them, dont know about the side of the boat thing though..
     
  11. fishchasr

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    They don't hang from the rails. That's why I bought the 24" model vice the 20" one. I did a test fit and they will sit down in the walk-around about 8" and the top ends will be secured to the radar arch aft and to the rail forward. I don't plan on going off shore in such conditions that I'd have to worry about them going overboard. If it doesn't look safe when I start filling them up, I'll move them into the cockpit along each side. Regardless, I'll have much more room than a couple of coolers sliding around on deck.
     
  12. Chasin' Tail

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    great bags, we usually go about 1/2 full of shaved ice in each bag(150# or so). So once the ice is in it, it isnt moving.. So think about that BEFORE you put ice in it.

    Having that much weight (ice + fish) up high on the walkaround is going to affect your Center of gravity. Your boat handling characteristics are going to be significantly affected.
    The boat is going to feel top heavy and tippy
     
  13. samohr

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    The Reliable bags bulge out like a duffel bag when full, the 30x60 ends up about 18in high when full. The 24x60 should hold about 10. The 30x60 holds more and is cheaper, better deal if it fits your space.
     
  14. fishchasr

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    Great points to consider. Thanks guys.
     
  15. fishchasr

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    [​IMG]

    Seems like a good fit to me. Sits on the deck about 10" down, can't slide backwards and the two rail stantions should keep it from rolling overboard.
     
  16. Deno

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    That looks good!!
     
  17. easydoesit86

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    Looks good, now time to get out and fill em up
     
  18. rjohnson4

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    No worry man. They are enough to fit for many. But I don't know exactly how many Albies will fit in them.:)
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