The Maximus

Vigilant32

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 9, 2004
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Glad to here all aboard are safe & sound. That can be a very rough patch of water too. Scary shit can happen in a hurry out there.
 

Valkyrie

Coxswain
Sep 3, 2003
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Channel Islands Harbor Calif.
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Frank Sullivan
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35ft Viking Sportfisher
I've been there, know how it feels scary sh!t. We were 20 mile out heading to SBI. When my Genset shut off. Went down to the engine room to check it out and the water was 1/2 way up the Main engines and inundated the genset. A raw Water pump on the Port engine blew a gasket and was pumping water into the bilge. Found out the automatic switch on the aft bilge pump was stuck! Luckily the manual switch worked and when I came down off plane the forward bilge pump kicked on when the water ran forward. All happened very quickly. we were lucky to catch it and were able to shut the port engine down and dewater the boat on the way back in on the STB engine. Very motivated crew with buckets also helped. they were motivated because we were going out for shark and had a deck load of chum.

Very sorry to hear of the loss of the Maximus "there but the grace of God go I'
 

redhammer

Newbie
Aug 5, 2008
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Eric
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Fished out of the Maximus last year and it was a very nice boat.....picture in my avatar is my son holding his first dorado caught on the Maximus from that trip. Sad news glad to hear everyone made it safely off the ship.
 
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Erny

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May 13, 2016
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When you catch that many fish the bilge pump is bound to fail. Glad to hear all is well with the crew! Those guys are professional animals!
 

seasonsfishing

Captain 100 Ton MNC
Jan 15, 2007
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Captain Jamie Thinnes
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Parker 3420 XLD / Parker 2520 / Parker 2300 CC
Thanks Ali for the update. Glad to hear everyone is safe and on the way home.
 

fish_guts

Member
Nov 17, 2008
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Dominic
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damn really sucks.I fished the maximus and it was a great boat. lots of good times. got my personal best 180lbr on there and lots more. Glad to hear Keith and Crew are okay.
 

madrugador

ITS ALL ABOUT THE HUNT
Jul 6, 2004
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chad
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26 blackman MADRUGADOR II For sale ,13'6 gregor hoopster
Glad the crew is safe . Always dreamed of a trip on this boat ...
 

MikeyLikesIt

did you say F I S H I N G ???
Feb 24, 2003
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#1 boat scrubber - Team Madrugador

Bernhard

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Nov 5, 2015
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Wow, very sad to read that - one of my favorite boats in the San Diego fleet.
Most important Captain Keith and the crew are safe.

Fished with them last year and they were just great - great boat, great crew, fantastic chef and perfect service. The icing on the cake was we caught fish - won the jackpot on that trip with my biggest yellowfin so far and also on the same trip my biggest dorado.
I hope there will soon be a "Maximus II".
 

hilltop

lurking in the shallows
Jan 1, 2010
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hilltop
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sold, pangas, Intrepid, and diggin the RRIII
bummer indeed, but more so glad Keith and crew got lucky on the plucking. Keith will hopefully figure something out, my avatar is on his ride. Good Luck Keith and families, rebound is eminent.
 

Fog Ducker!

Misanthropical member
May 9, 2010
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Dave
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4 and counting!
Glad all are safe!

Ducker!
 

marlyn

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 18, 2005
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mark
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21' skiff and 12' portabote recycled from milk jugs
Shit happens,Glad they are all well,boats are replaceable.
 

stangclassic66

USCG Master
Oct 21, 2004
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Capt. Erik
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25’ Parker
Crazy! Was the Maximus a plank wood boat?
 

MikeeDaGuy

Fishin FIN-Attict
May 21, 2006
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Mikee
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so so very happy everyone is ok. . . sux about the Maximus. She is/was a fishing machine. Keith and crew are top notch, very happy you are ok bother!