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04-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By wickeyleaks

Iím an ex Pettit rep too. You may know a thing or...

Iím an ex Pettit rep too. You may know a thing or too but youíre wrong on this one.
02-14-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 56,140
Posted By wickeyleaks

Apparently the non R 400 has a different torque...

Apparently the non R 400 has a different torque curve than the 350/400R meaning more mid range torque.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-13-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By wickeyleaks

I live in Fayetteville and fish with my neighbor....

I live in Fayetteville and fish with my neighbor. He has a 25í Sea Fox and we generally trailer to Morehead to fish the stream. Fishing from Wilmington area is doable too.
01-03-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By wickeyleaks

My experience is on my buddys Worldcat 290CC and...

My experience is on my buddys Worldcat 290CC and 33 Freeman. Both had a great ride, but the Worldcat was a wet boat and required more trim adjustment. I donít think I ever got a drop of water on me...
12-31-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By wickeyleaks

These guys did. Pretty cool video. ...

These guys did. Pretty cool video.

https://youtu.be/KxIiN559Jms
12-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By wickeyleaks

Canít say I own one but the Accurate Tern looks...

Canít say I own one but the Accurate Tern looks like a sweet Grouper reel.
11-23-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By wickeyleaks

Buying power isnít a huge issue in many cases....

Buying power isnít a huge issue in many cases. Many boatbuilding companies form buying groups and their collective buying power is used to get better prices.
11-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,402
Posted By wickeyleaks

As an industry guy, a variety of factors. Iíd...

As an industry guy, a variety of factors. Iíd say the #1 reason is poor business and financial decisions. Many production builders grow significantly while the economy is well to keep up with...
11-23-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By wickeyleaks

Iíd call Shakespeare first and see if theyíll...

Iíd call Shakespeare first and see if theyíll warranty it. If not buy a new antenna, theyíre not too expensive.
09-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By wickeyleaks

Awlgrip will be good below the waterline for 2,...

Awlgrip will be good below the waterline for 2, maybe 3 days constant immersion at most. Maybe a week...after that water gets beneath it and causes blisters in the topcoat. If you have carpeted bunks...
09-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By wickeyleaks

In addition to the afformentioned requirement to...

In addition to the afformentioned requirement to seal coring, there are a few more things to consider with a custom cold mold boat:

1. The hull and superstructure is painted with LPU. Figure on a...
09-02-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By wickeyleaks

Longer double rigged outriggers are a must on a...

Longer double rigged outriggers are a must on a cat. Iíd go for a center rigger too if you can swing in. Here are some of my strategies fishing a cat (mainly for tuna, adjust lures for different...
08-24-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,488
Posted By wickeyleaks

I believe the 26" draft is the main reason they...

I believe the 26" draft is the main reason they went with jets for this build. The owner is somewhere up north in a lake, and had concerns about water depth. It is not a fishing boat either.
07-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 62,725
Posted By wickeyleaks

I'm a big fan of what Xcelerator boatworks did on...

I'm a big fan of what Xcelerator boatworks did on one of their express boats. It's a center console style helm with 3 chairs across. It's not traditional and you don't get those nice expensive teak...
07-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 62,725
Posted By wickeyleaks

Subbed. Can't wait to see this one come together.

Subbed. Can't wait to see this one come together.
Forum: Northeast
05-16-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By wickeyleaks

Black Hole Cape Cod Special

Black Hole Cape Cod Special
04-30-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By wickeyleaks

Hm I feel the opposite. Iíd rather have the epirb...

Hm I feel the opposite. Iíd rather have the epirb tethered to me while I swim, as opposed to slowly dying in a raft. What good is a raft if the rescue crew doesnít know youíre in danger and canít...
04-29-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By wickeyleaks

This. Safety first before you buy rods and...

This. Safety first before you buy rods and reels. Get good life jackets. Make sure you have up to date fire extinguishers. Get a good anchor with plenty of line and chain or a sea anchor.

For...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,221
Posted By wickeyleaks

I wonder if some of the big yellowfins of the...

I wonder if some of the big yellowfins of the past were actually bluefins inshore and bigeyes at the edge. Iíve talked to a few old timers that said they didnít really know the difference, and the...
04-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,365
Posted By wickeyleaks

You would buy Yamaha again, but you wonít because...

You would buy Yamaha again, but you wonít because everyone is out of stock and backordered months.
04-20-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,041
Posted By wickeyleaks

I used to work at a boatyard/marina. Hereís what...

I used to work at a boatyard/marina. Hereís what Iíd suggest tipping if you want to get exceptional service:

Dock Boys: IF they help you tie up and fuel up, throw them $5. If they set your...
02-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,196
Posted By wickeyleaks

Ah yes, the only reel that will hold 1000 yards...

Ah yes, the only reel that will hold 1000 yards of 400lb hollow core braid. With a max drag of over 150lb you can be sure that you will stop anything in the sea.
02-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By wickeyleaks

Cowbell type lures are designed for high speed...

Cowbell type lures are designed for high speed trolling - I like around 17 knots. High speed trolling may not be the best method if the wahoo are congregated in an area. In certain regions it is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-26-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By wickeyleaks

How about a Mercury Marauder? It's basically a...

How about a Mercury Marauder? It's basically a Marquis with a few more HP, no chrome, a unique center console in the interior, a dual exhaust and some badging.
12-23-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By wickeyleaks

I've never had issues trolling on cats, for Tuna...

I've never had issues trolling on cats, for Tuna in the northeast/mid atlantic. Most bites are on the outriggers and center rigger but I have caught on spreader bars off of the rod tips at the...
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