Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by richardblufin, Apr 17, 2019.
I didn't see any other 16 dayers on their schedule, switched them to shorter bluefin trips as far as I know. I ran into Roger, the former charter master of the trip that was scheduled for next week, he said it was tough to fill it so they opted for the bluefin trips.
As far as I know, next week the RP, the Excel, and the Star leave. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I think they had an issue on the last trip with a leak and came right back..
See you soon
The RP is having pretty fair fishing, one of the best trips of the year, so I think our prospects look good.
It'll be nice to put the face with the poster.
I leave next Wed. on a 16 day on the RP. Never fished the boat. Its about time. I remember way back when I was a very young lad I dreamed someday fishing Long Range on the RP. My dream will be fulfilled very soon. I am excited to be part of this upcoming 16 day trip aboard the RP.
Wish I could be there to pass you a grape Neehi.
Live the dream soda!
was wondering what happened with this trip. they were on a 16 day and came back in 13 or 14 days . not one update on any site from the trip.
I herd they had a hull crack and where retuning at 5 knots no other reports from there...
Hey Guys. So, there are no rumors started.
My buddies and I were on the trip that returned early. We first started off at Hurricane Banks and the fishing was none existent. We had sharks after sharks after sharks. A few wahoos, but only 2 big tuna caught in 2 days. So, we booked for the other destination.
When we got there, the crew drove under the boat and saw the reason for the water in the engine room. About a one-inch hole in the hull caused by dissimilar metals. From what Matt told us, the hole was behind a plate or something and wasn't visible. Matt and Big Ben patched the hole and they notified the US Coast Guard, who told them to come home ASAP. We headed toward the Baja coast just in case we needed to dock somewhere. We hugged the coast and came in at a normal pace, but due to the weather coming from the north, it was rather slow.
We arrived on Saturday 4 days early, where we were meet by Mark and Paul the owners of the Indy. We were all given a $4,000 refund from the trip for our troubles. Initially, we were offered $3,500, but after our union rep Victor Long spoke up. Mark settled on $4,000.
I'd like to add that Captain Matt and the Indy crew did a great job and at no time did anyone on the charter feel like our lives were in danger. We were all bummed, but better safe than sorry.
Glad you guys got home safely.
Harddrive, Thanks for the update as I had minimal info and posted minimal info from a friend on WhatsApp..
Not a good ending to the trip, but all in all. Better than sinking in the middle of nowhere.
Happy all anglers are home and safe .
Last year I noticed water gurgling from the floor as I was getting ready to take a shower. We were two days out, and the lifeboat thought immediately came to mind. But it turns out that it was a busted water heater fitting.
Good call on coming home
The Coast Guard made the call......not the boat.
Could have been worse.....
But good on all to do so, little hole or not water leaks are no joke
Hope the hole is 100 per cent repairable with no boogie men hiding out of sight until repair time.
The issue of dissimilar metals can be a huge deal. Similar to corrosion these things can
Often be much worse than they initially appear.
I have never fished the boat, but I have heard really good things about the operation. I wish them the best!!!!
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