Islands SCI 05-11-21

mrfishcado

Los Panchos Sportfishing
Mar 25, 2006
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Pomona, CA
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Paco
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1996 Ranger 488VS 1980 24' Skipjack "La Cuarentona"
Boats been acting up and did a bunch of work and wanted to test it so what better way than to head over to San Clemente Island. As soon as we lunched I noticed the motor was still not 100% but decided to make the un anyways. Went to San Pedro for bait and left the harbor at 12:30am. Got to about 5 miles from the island at 4:30am and shut the engine down for a quick nap. As soon as grey light we made our way to the shore. Started towards the south end and stopped here n there but not a lot of action. Finally found some kelp stringers in about 80’ of water and made a couple drifts with dropper loop, fly lined sardines and throwing the surface iron. Connected on the iron with two yellowtail but only landed one. Fun little trip, beautiful weather and seas. 128 miles traveled and used 65 gallons of fuel. Not bad but I normally get better gas mileage.
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Nice. You did better the me. Fished sci 11-12th and cat 12-13th. No yt and no wsb.
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gettingbentwithbo

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16' Starcraft SF SS
"Boat's been acting up.. time for a test run"

Better go ALL THE WAY to SCI!!! Man I hope you have Seatow hahaha
 
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mrfishcado

Los Panchos Sportfishing
Mar 25, 2006
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Pomona, CA
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Paco
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1996 Ranger 488VS 1980 24' Skipjack "La Cuarentona"
Motor runs fine just can’t get Pat 2500rpm so we just cruised
 
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mhanson59hb

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    2008 Trophy 1802 "Mako My Day"
    Nice yellow, but dang! That's a long haul with a motor acting up. Glad you made it back!
     
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    NoLDR

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    BRAD
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    29 Baha Cruiser NoLDR
    Seems ridiculous to run so far with a motor acting up from the beginning, then you shut down and drifted for a nap? Did you have someone on watch? I see so many things that could have gone wrong. You really need to rethink decisions moving forward and perhaps a boating safety class. Not trying to be harsh just realistic. No fish is worth someone's life let alone someone who joined you for the day. Being a Captain comes with responsibilities so take them seriously. JMO!
     
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    mrfishcado

    Los Panchos Sportfishing
    Mar 25, 2006
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    Pomona, CA
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    Paco
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    1996 Ranger 488VS 1980 24' Skipjack "La Cuarentona"
    Seems ridiculous to run so far with a motor acting up from the beginning, then you shut down and drifted for a nap? Did you have someone on watch? I see so many things that could have gone wrong. You really need to rethink decisions moving forward and perhaps a boating safety class. Not trying to be harsh just realistic. No fish is worth someone's life let alone someone who joined you for the day. Being a Captain comes with responsibilities so take them seriously. JMO!
    Thanks for the input and you have good points to consider. My buddy was on watch while I napped since he slept on the way to the island. The motor runs fine on the lower rpms and that’s the only reason I decided to go. I do have Vessel Assist just in case.
     
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    Donkey Nick

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    Nick Shamrock
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    Shamrock 246 Walkaround
    Motor runs fine just can’t get Pat 2500rpm so we just cruised
    Engine runs fine, but won''t go past 2500 RPM? That engine definitely is not running "fine". I'm trying to understand your logic...Your engine can't go past 2500rpm and you go from Pedro to SCI? What were you thinking? What happens if you have to get out of someone's way or move on a dime? Not smart. In my opinion, that is some very bad decision making. Someone please defend this. And please don't respond with #my body my choice...He had a passenger.
     
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    FordFalcus

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    Glacier Cat
    Ha ha, these responses crack me up! Thanks for the great report, and for not letting all of these cops, lawyers, doctors, ASI certified mechanics, and governors get you down.
    First of all, no boat or engine is ever 100%, anything can go wrong at any time. 2500 rpm is a perfectly acceptable cruising speed, and a little high for a diesel engine, which no one even cared to consider before sending the poster to the Brig.
    Several years ago, I had a gremlin on my 26 Skippy ad41. It would run perfectly fine at idle, but at 1k rpm, it would stall out and die. I had all kinds of people try and figure it out, installed a new $1k injection pump, and still no luck. So did I give up and leave it tied to the dock? No way! I used it until I finally figured out what the problem was. Turns out, there was something rolling around in the fuel tank that would settle near the pickup and block fuel. By disconnecting the fuel line, you could blow hard to unblock the pickup, and it would run perfect until the little fragment of crud would find it's way back to the fuel pickup.
    And I never would have figured it out if I didn't continue to use it.
    Have we all forgotten that our great great great great grandparents made ridiculous trips sailing, wagoning, and walking thousands of miles to make it here, and fish for tuna with oars? No cell phones, no 911, no life jackets, no seat belts, no air bags, no channel 16, no vessel assist, no GPS, no radar, no satellite phone. Have we all become such fucking pussies?
    Kudos to you for making the trip. Now you know that after 100+ miles, the engine is fine, and probably has a simple problem with either fuel or spark. Maybe some moisture inside the distributor cap, a bad condensor, vacuum advance?
    Good luck with the diagnosis, and thanks for the great report!
     
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    mrfishcado

    Los Panchos Sportfishing
    Mar 25, 2006
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    378
    Pomona, CA
    Name
    Paco
    Boat
    1996 Ranger 488VS 1980 24' Skipjack "La Cuarentona"
    Ha ha, these responses crack me up! Thanks for the great report, and for not letting all of these cops, lawyers, doctors, ASI certified mechanics, and governors get you down.
    First of all, no boat or engine is ever 100%, anything can go wrong at any time. 2500 rpm is a perfectly acceptable cruising speed, and a little high for a diesel engine, which no one even cared to consider before sending the poster to the Brig.
    Several years ago, I had a gremlin on my 26 Skippy ad41. It would run perfectly fine at idle, but at 1k rpm, it would stall out and die. I had all kinds of people try and figure it out, installed a new $1k injection pump, and still no luck. So did I give up and leave it tied to the dock? No way! I used it until I finally figured out what the problem was. Turns out, there was something rolling around in the fuel tank that would settle near the pickup and block fuel. By disconnecting the fuel line, you could blow hard to unblock the pickup, and it would run perfect until the little fragment of crud would find it's way back to the fuel pickup.
    And I never would have figured it out if I didn't continue to use it.
    Have we all forgotten that our great great great great grandparents made ridiculous trips sailing, wagoning, and walking thousands of miles to make it here, and fish for tuna with oars? No cell phones, no 911, no life jackets, no seat belts, no air bags, no channel 16, no vessel assist, no GPS, no radar, no satellite phone. Have we all become such fucking pussies?
    Kudos to you for making the trip. Now you know that after 100+ miles, the engine is fine, and probably has a simple problem with either fuel or spark. Maybe some moisture inside the distributor cap, a bad condensor, vacuum advance?
    Good luck with the diagnosis, and thanks for the great report!
    Ha ha, these responses crack me up! Thanks for the great report, and for not letting all of these cops, lawyers, doctors, ASI certified mechanics, and governors get you down.
    First of all, no boat or engine is ever 100%, anything can go wrong at any time. 2500 rpm is a perfectly acceptable cruising speed, and a little high for a diesel engine, which no one even cared to consider before sending the poster to the Brig.
    Several years ago, I had a gremlin on my 26 Skippy ad41. It would run perfectly fine at idle, but at 1k rpm, it would stall out and die. I had all kinds of people try and figure it out, installed a new $1k injection pump, and still no luck. So did I give up and leave it tied to the dock? No way! I used it until I finally figured out what the problem was. Turns out, there was something rolling around in the fuel tank that would settle near the pickup and block fuel. By disconnecting the fuel line, you could blow hard to unblock the pickup, and it would run perfect until the little fragment of crud would find it's way back to the fuel pickup.
    And I never would have figured it out if I didn't continue to use it.
    Have we all forgotten that our great great great great grandparents made ridiculous trips sailing, wagoning, and walking thousands of miles to make it here, and fish for tuna with oars? No cell phones, no 911, no life jackets, no seat belts, no air bags, no channel 16, no vessel assist, no GPS, no radar, no satellite phone. Have we all become such fucking pussies?
    Kudos to you for making the trip. Now you know that after 100+ miles, the engine is fine, and probably has a simple problem with either fuel or spark. Maybe some moisture inside the distributor cap, a bad condensor, vacuum advance?
    Good luck with the diagnosis, and thanks for the great report!
    This is actually a gas engine and I cruised at about 13knots all day. The only reason I decided to make the run was because the ocean conditions were in my favor to do so. I was able to test different things while under load also. Thanks everyone for the input and for everyone’s concern.
     
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