K-Dogg

Almost A Member
Jun 11, 2017
111
172
Oregon
Name
Ken
Boat
1970 Skipjack 20 Open
Put quite a few hours/miles on ‘ol “BlackJack” lately (13H 17m and 78.3m) for (1) 40” halibut, (1) patrole sole, (1) chinook and (2) coho. We tried “The Thumb” for halibut and SE of “The Rockpile” for the salmon. It was a slow pick all day and a real grind to stay out on the water. We targeted salmon early AM and picked up (5) coho salmon before noon and then ran offshore to the honey hole “Chicken Ranch” for (3) nice halibut (all 35”) and then ran back inside for the last coho making it “Double Limits” for the day. Found a slick of crab larva and krill which made the action non-stop for the silver salmon. It was another long day (11H 14min and 88.1m). Ran to the salmon grounds NW of the jetty in 200’ to 250’ of water and released several wild coho and burned most of the day looking for red meat. Called it after (6H 56m and 41.4m) since we had to get home. No fish and a handful of crab for the effort. Heard the bite was SW and not NW so I guess we should have made a left turn instead of a right. Oh well, that’s how it goes. “BlackJack” only burned 46 gallons of non-ethanol premium, and now has 96 hours on the DF200A Suzuki outboard and is ready for the 100 hour service. I still can’t believe the fuel economy or torque of this motor... We covered 197.6 miles on 46 gallons for 4.29 MPG and hit top speeds fully loaded 44.3 mph!

I’m so happy I restored this 1970 Skipjack 20 Open and enjoy sharing the experience with my family and friends!

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WaterDawg

Member
Jun 28, 2008
406
297
Ladera Ranch, CA
Name
Kevin
Boat
17' Whaler
Put quite a few hours/miles on ‘ol “BlackJack” lately (13H 17m and 78.3m) for (1) 40” halibut, (1) patrole sole, (1) chinook and (2) coho. We tried “The Thumb” for halibut and SE of “The Rockpile” for the salmon. It was a slow pick all day and a real grind to stay out on the water. We targeted salmon early AM and picked up (5) coho salmon before noon and then ran offshore to the honey hole “Chicken Ranch” for (3) nice halibut (all 35”) and then ran back inside for the last coho making it “Double Limits” for the day. Found a slick of crab larva and krill which made the action non-stop for the silver salmon. It was another long day (11H 14min and 88.1m). Ran to the salmon grounds NW of the jetty in 200’ to 250’ of water and released several wild coho and burned most of the day looking for red meat. Called it after (6H 56m and 41.4m) since we had to get home. No fish and a handful of crab for the effort. Heard the bite was SW and not NW so I guess we should have made a left turn instead of a right. Oh well, that’s how it goes. “BlackJack” only burned 46 gallons of non-ethanol premium, and now has 96 hours on the DF200A Suzuki outboard and is ready for the 100 hour service. I still can’t believe the fuel economy or torque of this motor... We covered 197.6 miles on 46 gallons for 4.29 MPG and hit top speeds fully loaded 44.3 mph!

I’m so happy I restored this 1970 Skipjack 20 Open and enjoy sharing the experience with my family and friends!

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Well done!
 
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