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Title: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 24, 2016, 12:23:48 PM
Lol :)

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/boa/5651912815.html


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on June 24, 2016, 12:29:25 PM
It will make a great river raft or fishing yacht.  What ever your pleasure.  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 24, 2016, 02:42:37 PM
I was thinking a sled to get me, and my flyrod, out to the triangle flats, ~150yd paddle and duel service life raft for the big boat.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Newell Nut on June 24, 2016, 03:22:08 PM
I will be there next week for a test drive.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 24, 2016, 04:28:29 PM
 You are welcome to it Dwight.  BTW, I am planning an offshore charter for late July.  LMK if you will be around and are interested in joining us.  Cheap fishing.

John


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Alto Mare on June 24, 2016, 05:27:14 PM
Nice John, cheap on gas.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: mo65 on June 24, 2016, 06:03:36 PM
I was thinking a sled to get me, and my flyrod, out to the triangle flats, ~150yd paddle and duel service life raft for the big boat.

Great idea!


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Steve-O on June 24, 2016, 07:12:47 PM
Need to move the bouncy toy so we can see the rest of it.

Wait a minute! It's the raft ...not the red kayak? :o

Where's the patch kit?


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 24, 2016, 09:37:10 PM
I was thinking a sled to get me, and my flyrod, out to the triangle flats, ~150yd paddle and duel service life raft for the big boat.

Great idea!

The price was right.  We will see how it works in practice :)

Somehow I don'the think it is going to track very well, and I hope I am not stuck floating in it in the middle of the open Pacific clutching my EPIRB.  

Then again, I might be glad I have it onboard.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Shark Hunter on June 24, 2016, 09:49:18 PM
You are serious.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 24, 2016, 10:29:53 PM
You are serious.

About buying it.. yes.. about it qualifing as a boat... well it does float, and will be better then swimming.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Maxed Out on July 01, 2016, 02:14:24 PM
I love it John. Hope you hook up with a big cow and it pulls you around like flypaper....that would be a blast !!

 Looks like a wet ride either way, so I'd say a good drybag is in order.

  Ted


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on July 03, 2016, 05:59:05 PM
In all seriousness.. I am trying to decide between a Newport27 Sailboat,

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1970/Newport-Sloop-2854670/Oahu/HI/United-States#.V3nCt3pujqA

and a Dyer 33 downeast style w/a low hours 200hp Yanmar.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1978/Dyer--2074411/Honolulu/HI/United-States#.V3nCOnpujqA

I really want a boat to be able to get out on the water and wet some lines, but I am on a limited budget.  I will likely need a partner to ease the pain a bit on the powerboat.

Thoughts?



Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Newell Nut on July 03, 2016, 07:39:40 PM
Good Luck


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: oc1 on July 04, 2016, 12:40:10 AM
You can use the inflatable as a mooring tender.  The slip rent on those big boys would be expensive.  The Newport looks like a lot of boat for the money.  If it weren't for your reel collection you could live there.  Best of luck with it all.
-steve


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Shark Hunter on July 04, 2016, 01:01:13 AM
Now your talking John. That Dyer is all You. ;)


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: sdlehr on July 04, 2016, 09:39:15 AM
Wow, John, power boat vs. sail boat. The serenity of sailing, and at half the price of the power boat would be enough for me to go that way. Depends on how much you like sailing.... 'cause you can fish off a sail boat if you want to, but you can't sail a power boat....

Sid


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: fsrmn on July 07, 2016, 04:12:21 PM
 I have a little (9') inflatable Archilles with a 6hp Evenrude that I love. The big boaters might make fun of it, but until I learn how to pull a camper and boat together it comes in real handy  ;) I just have to watch out for oyster bars and sharp branches :o


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on July 31, 2016, 06:23:01 PM
Well...

I decided to go with the 1978Dyer29.. the only Downeast boat in Hawaii (that I am aware of anyways)  220hp Yanmar Single screw w/130hrs.  A no-nonsense, economical ride with good sea keeping abilities, and a big deck.  She is a little rough around the edges, and slow.. but a great starting platform, and most days you can't go faster then 12-15knots anyways.  A semi-displacement non-planing hull will operate equally well throughout her range.  

I am looking to close the deal on my first boat (besides dingies, kayakes, canoes, and duckboats) later this week.  

Wish me luck!

John


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: coastal_dan on August 01, 2016, 04:02:03 AM
Congrats bro!  Very exciting, if we get back to Oahu again I will definitely be reaching out! Haha.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: alantani on August 01, 2016, 07:59:28 AM
road trip!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Bill B (Tarfu) on August 03, 2016, 01:36:08 PM
Cool beans....looks seaworthy....Bill


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: sdlehr on August 03, 2016, 01:42:55 PM
Congrats, John! I'm jealous!

Sid


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: thorhammer on August 03, 2016, 02:33:15 PM
John, that's a great looking sled. Can't wait see to some pics of your arsenal pulling baits!!!


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: mike1010 on August 05, 2016, 07:31:19 AM
Cool hull, and an oil burner.  Great choices.  Congratulations.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Newell Nut on August 05, 2016, 08:33:14 AM
Congratulations, tuna, mahi and ono are in danger now. ;D


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on September 17, 2016, 08:38:35 PM
I got my hands on an authentic Vintage Rock-Away fish fighting chair.  I paid scrap metal prices (~$1.30/LB), and saved it from certain destruction.  This is one solid chair, and is nearly 150lbs.  It should get the job done, and I think it matches the boat's 1950's lines nicely.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: David Hall on September 17, 2016, 08:59:06 PM
Looks like it was made for her. Let's see some more pics inside and outside, power plant fishing deck or do I have to come over there and look for myself?


I did some reading on the builder, what a beautiful hull, great lines and incredible history, 50+ years in the making and still building the same hull.  That may be the longest production run of any hull design in the history of the world.  It has everything and loads of classic lines. 
You did well selecting this boat, I think your going to fall in love.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Bill B (Tarfu) on September 18, 2016, 07:20:45 AM
The chair looks like a factory install....great addition....Bill


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on September 18, 2016, 12:06:19 PM
I had to mount it 10" forward of where I wanted it, due to the deck's substructure.  It would also fit better if the post was cut down about 6". 

BTW, I think this is nearly the same model used in the Jaws movie.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: FatTuna on September 18, 2016, 01:05:33 PM
Congrats on the new boat. I like that you went with a downeast.



Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Alto Mare on September 18, 2016, 01:11:49 PM
Congratulations John, nice looking boat. We need to put that chair to the test with one of my Fenwick and Senator. ;)


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on September 18, 2016, 01:18:13 PM
I haven't been to Hawaii in years.  I'm ready now.  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Bryan Young on September 18, 2016, 01:43:57 PM
Staff meeting in Hawaii?


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on September 18, 2016, 01:54:20 PM
It will likely be Novemberish b4 she is ready for the blue water, and next Marchish b4 I have everything on my 'to do' list checked off.  Old boat= work.

Please note that any visitation prior to this may result in more work, and less play :)


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: FatTuna on September 18, 2016, 02:36:43 PM
You know what they say about boats? The best two days of ownership are the day you buy it and the day you sell it ;D. All the days in between = work and dumping money into it. It's all worth it in the end but it never stops.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: David Hall on September 18, 2016, 02:46:10 PM
This one has to be a labor of pure love. 
So Stafff meeting Hawaiian style somewhere around March 2017.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on September 18, 2016, 02:54:11 PM
A November 1978 release, hull #180, so right about in the middle of total production.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: coastal_dan on September 19, 2016, 08:39:29 AM
Too cool.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on September 30, 2016, 04:18:42 PM
I just finished up my electrical work  (for now).

Rewired the entire boat, except the engine harness/panel.  1 GPS plotter/sounder, 2nd sounder, 2 VHF w/DSC, 1 saltwater washdown,  new freshwater system, new interior lights, new dwck lights, new navigation lights, 3 bilge pumps., 1 3 bank 20amp charger/monitor, 1 voltmeter, 1 ampometer, and 3 aux ports.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on September 30, 2016, 07:30:22 PM
looks good to me.  planning my Hawaii trip.   :D Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Shark Hunter on September 30, 2016, 07:36:12 PM
Really Nice Work John.
She is a beauty.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on October 02, 2016, 06:32:11 PM
The rod holders are all set up.  5 Universal Shotguns, and 4 Lee's, large 45 deg. standards.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Alto Mare on October 02, 2016, 06:42:29 PM
Now you're getting serious John :), that boat looks very capable. I need to give that chair a test drive one day.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: humboldtdan on October 03, 2016, 10:02:56 AM
I love those lobster boats.  Looks awesome


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on October 03, 2016, 10:42:14 AM
Nice.  Are those outriggers also?  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on October 03, 2016, 01:34:57 PM
Nice.  Are those outriggers also?  Dominick

Yes, I bought a cheap set of used/broken outriggers for $100.  The wishbone holders were origional to the boat, and were only 1 3/8" diameter instead of the more commonly used 1.5"s.  I made a set of reduction adaptors out of Ulua SS butt caps, and wooden dowels built up to match the inside taper, and epoxied in place.  I also had to fix a crack, and rewrap several of the guides.  I will likely upgrade to a new custom set of fiberglass or Carbon Fiber riggers down the line, but these should get me fishing for now, and the price was right.

John


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Newell Nut on October 03, 2016, 02:25:24 PM
Looking good John. Hoping we can hook up something mid December.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on October 22, 2016, 05:51:08 PM
Finally got around to digging my trolling baits outta storage...

(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy77/Tightlines666/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_154040_zpsdsd2473w.jpg) (http://s779.photobucket.com/user/Tightlines666/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_154040_zpsdsd2473w.jpg.html)

There are more baits there then I remember.

By my tally:
-12 Large/Marlin Baits
-8 Tuna Baits
-5 Wahoo Baits
-9 Mahi Baits
-13 Large Rapalas
-4 Unrigged heads
-A few dozen smaller plugs
-A dozen or more spoons & jigs
-1 Gallon bag of replacement Squid skirts
-A box of hooks, weights, jigs
-A box of crimps, 3 crimping tools, 3 spools roligging floss, 1 bait rigging knife, 3 cleaning knifes, 1 Sushi knife
-A squid jigging handline (bloodline/mono top) & 5 squid jigs
-A few boxes of smaller stuff, including bottomfishing
-2 fighting belts, 1 upper, 1 lower back harness
-2 Bamboo Gaffs
-1 Tagging stick (w/dehooker and line/wire cutter)

However, I know I am somehow missing some, including some of the best, and I need a few other things.  Looks like I need to replace my Black Magic Marlin lures, my medium Malolo, a few more heavy chrome heads for ono, a few pearl heads, the Marrauders, the GayBobs, the Cedar Plugs, all my Balleyhoo/Seawich combos, my smaller moldcrafts, and my birds.  Guess I need more wire leader, trolling hooks, live bait rigs (think I will try those rigging zip ties instead of messin with the righing needle/bridle), gloves, a hatchet, a fish bat, rigging pliers, chunking hooks, fluro, small squid jigs, some bottomfish gear, and maybe a few more jigs.

I forgot how much stuff a guy needs to play this offshore game.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: David Hall on October 22, 2016, 06:49:26 PM
You have a Very good start on it.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 25, 2017, 03:25:28 PM
I made a few additions to the boat...

I added a new third battery wired only to the dockside charger&voltage regulator, and a trolling motor plug receptacle.

This will power my Henry Ching pinch puller used to retrieve deep drop basket gear for bottomfishing S of 400' and running handlines for Tuna (Palu Ahi or Aki Shibi).  The pinch puller was bought used.  I brought it back to the origional manufacturer Universal Manufacturing (who by the built my shotguns) to have them go through it, and they fabricated/welded a new base to fit my 4 swivel shotgun mounts.  I cleaned it up, painted it, and wired in a trolling motor plug.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 25, 2017, 03:29:33 PM
I then built a fish cleaning/chum/rigging station out of a heavy board and a SS mount to fit any of the 4 shotgun mounts.

I also bought a used Penn electric downrigger.  I serviced it, mounted it to an angled rod holder mount, and wired in a trolling motor plug.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 25, 2017, 03:35:35 PM
...and finally, I built a 30 gallon livewell out of a 30 gal plastic jug.  I used a 1"through hull drain w/hose on top, and a 90deg threaded PVC, 1/2" water feed on the bottom.  I cut the lid with a jigsaw, used cooler hinges, and a cheap rubber latch to keep my bait from escaping.  The feed hose has a quick disconnect fitting to attach to the Y-valve off of my washdown pump.  All 4 items can easily removed and stowed when not in use.

I stayed under $500 for all 4 items including new downrigger cable and ball, and deep drop line and weights.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on March 25, 2017, 04:44:23 PM
John I had problems using the washdown pump to run the live bait tank when I had my boat.  The washdown pump I had was not made to run continously which one needs to do to keep the bait alive.  I had a switch to direct the flow to either the wash down hose or the live bait well.  Check the specs on the pump to see if it can be run for a bait well.  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 25, 2017, 04:50:25 PM
John I had problems using the washdown pump to run the live bait tank when I had my boat.  The washdown pump I had was not made to run continously which one needs to do to keep the bait alive.  I had a switch to direct the flow to either the wash down hose or the live bait well.  Check the specs on the pump to see if it can be run for a bait well.  Dominick

That's a good point.  The pump is not designed for this type of application.  It really is a bit weak, and has a pressure switch to turn it off automatically.  A continuous duty higher capacity impeller pump would be better then an on-demand diaphram.  I am trying to do things 'on the cheap' here since I am working with a limited budget.  I think it should work fine until I can afford a better pump.  I still like the idea if a single pump for both applications though.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Bill B (Tarfu) on March 25, 2017, 10:16:12 PM
Bro you're killing me....go catch some fish pleeeeaaasssee...Great looking boat brother....Bill


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 25, 2017, 11:04:51 PM
Bro you're killing me....go catch some fish pleeeeaaasssee...Great looking boat brother....Bill

Had a 'little' learning experience with my exhaust system.  I completely destroyed my turbo (which I had a custom SS sleeve installed into the exhaust end) by running it with the first 4' of hose below the waterline.  The exhaust line was full of water up to 6" from my mixing elbow.. no bueno.  I replaced all of the exhaust hose and hung everything before the muffler above the waterline.  Now I am waiting on a rebuilt turbo to arrive in the mail.  Also took me awhile to track down an air in the fuel system problem.  I still need to finish prepping and painting the engine, and trannie.  I replaced the raw water impeller, all fuel lines, fittings, and filters, and cleaned/flushed/ replaced coolent.  I hope the turbo I bought is in good condition, and my engine runs well.  I am also in the process of replacing the windshield and rebuilding some of the structure.  I just repainted the outriggers, resealed/repainted the forward hatch, and installed a new decklight as well.  I would like to repaint everything eventually, and it will need to be dry docked at some point.  

There is some other stuff too, but once the engine is running, I can fish some.

John


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: oc1 on March 25, 2017, 11:13:18 PM
You're looking really good John.
-steve


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: thorhammer on March 26, 2017, 08:18:06 AM
Dude this is great stuff. How bout more pictorial as you do this boat thing. I love resto and repurpose.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: STRIPER LOU on March 26, 2017, 08:44:21 AM
The Dyer 29 is probably the sweetest down east hull ever built! Very popular here in Ct., R.I.,  and Mass. With the Yanmar it should be dirt cheap to run and considering the low hrs., it will last you a lifetime.

Excellent!!!

Best of luck with it,  ..  Lou


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on March 26, 2017, 10:17:05 AM
John I had problems using the washdown pump to run the live bait tank when I had my boat.  The washdown pump I had was not made to run continously which one needs to do to keep the bait alive.  I had a switch to direct the flow to either the wash down hose or the live bait well.  Check the specs on the pump to see if it can be run for a bait well.  Dominick

That's a good point.  The pump is not designed for this type of application.  It really is a bit weak, and has a pressure switch to turn it off automatically.  A continuous duty higher capacity impeller pump would be better then an on-demand diaphram.  I am trying to do things 'on the cheap' here since I am working with a limited budget.  I think it should work fine until I can afford a better pump.  I still like the idea if a single pump for both applications though.
John offer a fishing trip to the AT members.  Take 2 members out for the day and they pay gas and buy you a heavy duty pump.  How is that for a deal...win-win for both parties...and if you catch fish bonus.  :-*  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Bill B (Tarfu) on March 26, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
Love the idea Dom...."gas, parts or cash, no one rides for free" as the old hippie saying goes.... ;)   Bill


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on March 26, 2017, 01:12:18 PM
John I had problems using the washdown pump to run the live bait tank when I had my boat.  The washdown pump I had was not made to run continously which one needs to do to keep the bait alive.  I had a switch to direct the flow to either the wash down hose or the live bait well.  Check the specs on the pump to see if it can be run for a bait well.  Dominick

That's a good point.  The pump is not designed for this type of application.  It really is a bit weak, and has a pressure switch to turn it off automatically.  A continuous duty higher capacity impeller pump would be better then an on-demand diaphram.  I am trying to do things 'on the cheap' here since I am working with a limited budget.  I think it should work fine until I can afford a better pump.  I still like the idea if a single pump for both applications though.
John offer a fishing trip to the AT members.  Take 2 members out for the day and they pay gas and buy you a heavy duty pump.  How is that for a deal...win-win for both parties...and if you catch fish bonus.  :-*  Dominick

Love the idea Dom...."gas, parts or cash, no one rides for free" as the old hippie saying goes.... ;)   Bill

I like the ideas/thoughts guys.  I have a couple as well.

 First off, I would love to get some of the kinks worked out, and dust off my offshore fishing skills a bit, before having anyone spend any time/money to actually fly out here to go fishing.  

Second, my back of the envelop calculations say fuel operating costs are about $8- $10/hr but total operating costs for a typical #hrs/year (given insurance, Maintainance, ice, bait, etc..) are 2-3Xs this.  So I plan to ask for ~$20/hr to split amoungst the parties aboard.  This is dirt cheap given charter fees typically run $1200 for a full 10hr charter.

Third, there is a significant market for fish here in HI, and I may consider obtaining a state commercial license to be able to sell my 'sustainably caught' fish to my friend's local fish coop to help offset some of my costs.  Ono, large Tuna, and large Mahi fall into these catagories.  Selling fish to help offset costs is common practice here.  The lines are somewhat blurred between commercial fishermen and recreational fishermen in that the state has lower requirements then the feds.  This leads to common practice, though not entirely legal on the federal stage.  I have not decided on this one yet.  I am fishing for fun, and do not want to break any laws for a few extra bucks.  On the otherhand, just have a look over at the Bloodydecks HI section and you will see most fishermen here sell some of there catch, despite being weekend warriers with other primary means of income.  As of now, I don't feel comfortable seeling any of my catch under a federally registered recreation vessel.  And I don't plan to change this or get a fed tax id or other measures required under federal law to sell catch.  Also, I do work for a federal fisheries agency and do not want any of my actions percieved as any sort of conflict of interests.  

The most difficult part of this boat ownership thing is finding the time I want to work on the boat and fish it as often as I might like.  The boat should be cheap to operate, I just need to get it setup, and start fishing when I can.  

Also, remember that there is no big rush.  Just to do what I can, when I can.

John


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: David Hall on March 26, 2017, 01:46:56 PM
Keep everything a labor of love and you can't go wrong.  That's maintenance, improvements, and fishing.
I envy the waters you have to work with. 


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on March 26, 2017, 01:53:19 PM
Keep everything a labor of love and you can't go wrong.  That's maintenance, improvements, and fishing.
I envy the waters you have to work with. 
David it's the same ocean.   ::) Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: coastal_dan on March 27, 2017, 08:36:20 AM
Enjoying the build John!  Thanks for keeping us in the loop.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: David Hall on March 27, 2017, 06:25:04 PM
Keep everything a labor of love and you can't go wrong.  That's maintenance, improvements, and fishing.
I envy the waters you have to work with.  
David it's the same ocean.   ::) Dominick

That is true!  But there's two sides to every ocean and I'm on the cold side.

That's right I did say that?  California is the cold side.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: oc1 on March 28, 2017, 12:17:44 AM
Yeah, but with the cold current comes the upwelling and with the upwelling comes the fish.
-steve


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 09, 2017, 10:32:58 AM
Just finished up my big fish reels.  2-14/0s, 3-12/0s with SS dogs, gears, and versa drag inserts.  950yds of 100lb on 14s&850yds of 100lb on the 12s.  I tried using a set of 3, 80size, heavy bellevilles..arranged )()  over drag stacks on the 14/0s. 


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Dominick on June 09, 2017, 11:37:53 AM
Wow John that is some arsenal.  Good luck.  Dominick


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Tightlines666 on June 09, 2017, 12:16:00 PM
I also have 1-15lb casting/jigging rig, 1-12 lb spinner, 1-30lb spinner, 2 hot-rodded jigmasters, 2-9/0s (650yds 100lb spectra/mono), 2-6/0s (650yds 50lb floro) & 1-4/0 (650yds 80lb spectra&50lb floro).  The jigmasters, newell,  9,6&4/0s, spinner, are fully hot rodded.

16 rods/reels total.

I also finished rigging up with all my trolling baits with new skirts, hooks, & leaders last week.  Around 60 baits total including 6-12" Marlin, 6-7" Small/Striped Marlin, 6-9" Tuna, 6-7" Tuna, 6-9" Jets/Wahoo, 6-7" Jets, 2-5"jets, 6-trolling plugs, 6-Ballyhoo Sea Witch/Wahoo, 6 5/7" Mahi Baits, 3-Shibi flys, Deep drop/Deep7 rigs/Palu Ahi & pinch puller, large/medium/small live bait hooks/bridles, Akule/Opelu floro rigs, squid jigs, medium/small bottomfish rigs, and assorted small plugs/spoons/jigs.

The YFT/ahi bite has been on for the last 10 days or so, so hoping to get out there and get after then soon.


Title: Re: I bought a boat
Post by: Donnyboat on June 09, 2017, 01:01:15 PM
John, with your live bait tank, if you have a stainless steel pipe, @ the back of the boat, with a U shape in it, pointing towards the front of the boat, constantly in the water, as you are moving forwards, the water pressure through this pipe, would fill your, live bait tank, you can also have a tap on it so you can wash your deck down, as well, you would only need a pump when your drifting, acationally, to freshen the water in the tank, cheers Don.