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05-29-2016, 05:23 AM
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Posted By southatlantic

Looks like a Trawlercat Marine design... ...

Looks like a Trawlercat Marine design...
http://www.trawlercatmarine.com/recreationaldesigns/tmd55.html
04-18-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By southatlantic

Well, you got professional advice from Absolute,...

Well, you got professional advice from Absolute, so I would go with that.

If you cannot find what they recommended, I always used Startron, an enzymatic additive from Star Brite, with very good...
03-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By southatlantic

And on top of it, with a Furuno unit, the...

And on top of it, with a Furuno unit, the clicking dies not stop when you turn the unit off... Took me a while to figure that out...
02-21-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,469
Posted By southatlantic

If you look below (in the site, don't know about...

If you look below (in the site, don't know about the app), Buoyweather shows a bar graph with a more detailed time breakdown for both wind speed and waves (height, period and direction)

Knowing...
01-29-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By southatlantic

This laser-based device may be a better...

This laser-based device may be a better alternative - it was developed for this purpose.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/468683-bought-electronic-flare.html
11-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By southatlantic

I tag all of my billfish as well. Data on...

I tag all of my billfish as well. Data on billfish migration down here is still very scarce.
10-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By southatlantic

I have the Hysucat foils, from South Africa, on...

I have the Hysucat foils, from South Africa, on my boat. In my style boat (symmetric cat hull) they seem to reduce fuel consumption by 10-20% and improve ride a bit as well. In a cat that was...
10-06-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By southatlantic

One thing to be careful with: large chunks of the...

One thing to be careful with: large chunks of the shore of the Riviera Maya are coral reef reserves, with no fishing allowed inshore of the first reef barrier ( the one less than 100 yrds from the...
10-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,319
Posted By southatlantic

You probably have already tried it, but if not,...

You probably have already tried it, but if not, try keeping both the range and the gain in manual and increasing the gain a lot while planning, perhaps it will be enough to punch thru the air...
10-03-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By southatlantic

From the view towards the end of the second...

From the view towards the end of the second video, it is clear that the hull on the port side is gone... not much to salvage, at this point. On the first video, one of the crew was explaining that...
09-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By southatlantic

Could well be the squelch too high, but, if not,...

Could well be the squelch too high, but, if not, check :

1. This radio has a "local" vs. DX control. DX is for hearing far away stations. Set it for DX.

2.the antenna and its cable and...
09-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,667
Posted By southatlantic

Thank you, a sad and sobering situation.

Thank you, a sad and sobering situation.
09-20-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,667
Posted By southatlantic

Any news on how the marina has fared and is...

Any news on how the marina has fared and is recovering?
09-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,857
Posted By southatlantic

Nice!, Also, nice website, very informative. I...

Nice!, Also, nice website, very informative. I don't remember seeing your operation when I used to visit Mexico more often, how long has your fishing charter been in operation?
09-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By southatlantic

3D, very happy with it.

3D, very happy with it.
09-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By southatlantic

I had the same doubt when I was having my boat...

I had the same doubt when I was having my boat built 4-5 years ago. Did some research and ended up concluding that the Ocean Led 1520THs ( i.e., not the Amphibians) were the way to go. I have been...
09-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By southatlantic

I have the one from Furuno. It has been on my...

I have the one from Furuno. It has been on my boat, which is kept in the water, for 4 years now, with no issues.
09-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,857
Posted By southatlantic

I love Akumal, too, but only saw Pangas, when I...

I love Akumal, too, but only saw Pangas, when I stayed or visited there. However, Puerto Aventuras is only about a 30 min. drive from Akumal (going north).
09-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By southatlantic

This is a really valuable set of info and tips,...

This is a really valuable set of info and tips, thank you for posting! :thumbsup:
09-11-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By southatlantic

There is a Marlin fishery out of the Western...

There is a Marlin fishery out of the Western Algarve ( Southern Portugal ). The marinas in Vilamoura and Portimao would be your best bet. A lot os shark fishing all over the Algarve, too. My...
09-11-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,857
Posted By southatlantic

The last time I fished with Capt. Rick's was in...

The last time I fished with Capt. Rick's was in 2011. I was entertaining a large number of customers on that occasion and we chartered several (five or six) boats for half a day. In addition to the...
09-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,857
Posted By southatlantic

I recommend Capt. Rick's out of Puerto Aventuras....

I recommend Capt. Rick's out of Puerto Aventuras. They have a fleet of mid-sized boats ( several Bertram 31s) and have been in the business for many years. I have fished with them several times since...
08-31-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,549
Posted By southatlantic

Yes, I have had a Furuno NavNet 3d system for 4...

Yes, I have had a Furuno NavNet 3d system for 4 years, and have just upgraded to a DFF1-UHD Chirp sounder with a B275LH-W ducer. The system has been completely reliable and so far I love my chirp...
08-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,547
Posted By southatlantic

That is correct. You would benefit from the...

That is correct. You would benefit from the narrower beams associated with most of the larger CHIRP ducers, but that would be it. And you would lose the benefit of "Bottom Discrimination" (neat...
08-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By southatlantic

Nice video, sends shivers down your spine if you...

Nice video, sends shivers down your spine if you are an offshore boater...
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