The Maximus

Erny

Newbie
May 13, 2016
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Kansas City
Name
John
Boat
Maximus
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
1,860
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Squid Grounds
Name
Captain Jamie Thinnes
Boat
Parker 3420 XLD
Thanks Ali for the update. Glad to hear everyone is safe and on the way home.
 

fish_guts

Member
Nov 17, 2008
951
167
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Pomona Ca, USA
Name
Dominic
Boat
22.5 foot searay center console
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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el cajon
Name
chad
Boat
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 FISHING ???
Feb 24, 2003
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East-a-La-Mesa, baby!
Name
starts with an "M".....
Boat
#1 boat scrubber - Team Madrugador

Bernhard

Newbie
Nov 5, 2015
43
9
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San Diego
Name
Bernhard
Boat
-
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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695
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sb 805
Name
hilltop
Boat
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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North of Kali!
Name
Dave
Boat
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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oak hills
Name
mark
Boat
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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725
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San Diego/SF Bay
Name
Capt. Erik
Boat
25’ Parker
Crazy! Was the Maximus a plank wood boat?
 

MikeeDaGuy

Fishin FIN-Attict
May 21, 2006
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658
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Frazier Park
Name
Mikee
Boat
12' Klamath Aluminium, 14' Valco
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!
 

Cast Gold

hss AHHHH...hss AHHHH....
Jul 1, 2005
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Tustin
Name
Kris
Boat
Mike's
Keith put so much of his life into that boat. I feel terrible for him. But, as has been already said, the vessel is replaceable, unlike her crew.
 

Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
8,466
8,066
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Tucson
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Name
David Tang
Boat
Intrepid
Glad Keith and crew member are are safe....I have fished on the Maximus twice IMO it was very nice fishing platform.......but IMO as far as amenities it was lacking, I am hoping if he gets a new boat with his insurance it will have better bathrooms and showers improved ventilation and cooling in the bunk rooms.
 

jer dog

Fishing is life
Jun 22, 2006
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4,441
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Garden Grove
Name
Gerry
Boat
One that floats
Glad Keith and crew member are are safe....I have fished on the Maximus twice IMO it was very nice fishing platform.......but IMO as far as amenities it was lacking, I am hoping if he gets a new boat with his insurance it will have better bathrooms and showers improved ventilation and cooling in the bunk rooms.
David , I fished last with him and I had a Fan over my Head
and a Portable Air Conditioner on the Floor, it was
great not having the Sheets stuck to me all night
 

Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
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Tucson
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David Tang
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Intrepid
When I fished on the boat if you were in the forward bunks you were freezing and if you were in the aft bunks you were sweating all night......and I was always afraid of CO2 fumes IMO he needed to have both smoke and CO2 alarms in the bunk rooms.

How you been???
 

BangHUss

Barefoot Water Skier
Mar 10, 2005
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Mission Viejo, O.C. California
Name
Lupe
Boat
Boat HO
When I fished on the boat if you were in the forward bunks you were freezing and if you were in the aft bunks you were sweating all night......and I was always afraid of CO2 fumes IMO he needed to have both smoke and CO2 alarms in the bunk rooms.

How you been???
Bitchen about the bunks on a boat and a good mans livelyhood, that is on the bottom of the Ocean. Peoples incessant complaining never cease to amaze me
 

Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
8,466
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Tucson
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David Tang
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Intrepid
Bitchen about the bunks on a boat and a good mans livelyhood, that is on the bottom of the Ocean. Peoples incessant complaining never cease to amaze me

Not bitchin just saying that every event has silver linings.......if Keith gets a new boat I am sure he will make it better than the Original Maximus......
 
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Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
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Lakeside
Name
Rob
Boat
sold! / cattle boat
I saw some actual pics this morning as she was listing just below the ocean surface...:eek:
Just before going into the depths..
Sucks to see a boat like that gone, just like that...
Glad crew is ok & fortunate it happened while they didnt have passengers!
 
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bluewaterbum

Well-Known "Member"
Jul 16, 2012
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Riverside, Ca
Name
Kim
Boat
none
I'm wondering in there will be a CG inquiry on the incident.

Just sucks when these things happen, silver lining was no passengers.