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Forum: Northeast
10-16-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By eweybrant

I sold my wire line rigs and gave up on LC. Braid...

I sold my wire line rigs and gave up on LC. Braid with drail or keel weight is all you need for 30' or less.
Forum: Northeast
09-24-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,723
Posted By eweybrant

We landed a small school bft at the Gulley back...

We landed a small school bft at the Gulley back on the 13th after 3 hours of trolling with no signs of life. Going to try again Saturday. Planning to be at tuna ridge for sunrise.
07-07-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By eweybrant

You should have authored the service manual! I...

You should have authored the service manual! I learned more from this reply than spending an hour wading through service manual. Got towed in so don't really know how long to wait before problem goes...
07-04-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By eweybrant

Mercruiser Mag 350 MPI Horizon overheat

Looking for some hints on overheating problem that started the first time out this spring. Boat is 2001 Albemarle 248XF with Mercruiser 350 MAG MPI Horizon (closed cooling system with raw water...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 94,524
Posted By eweybrant

Ended up going to Block Island. Seas were...

Ended up going to Block Island. Seas were disturbed but it was fishable. Fish were biting all around us. Lines were in the water for all of 5 minutes when hydraulic fluid starting pissing from helm...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,394
Posted By eweybrant

Its going to be cold. And dead. If you are not...

Its going to be cold. And dead. If you are not going skiing, snowmobiling, or ice fishing then might as well visit Portland instead of some boarded up tourist trap.
Forum: Northeast
10-04-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,687
Posted By eweybrant

Which is why I carefully noted that its not an...

Which is why I carefully noted that its not an exact science. That said, striped bass release mortality has been extensively studied and the conditions affecting mortality are well known. The coast...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,687
Posted By eweybrant

For anybody who wants to educate themselves: ...

For anybody who wants to educate themselves:
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Recreational releases did account for close to 50% of overall mortality in 2018. Not so surprisingly, as recreational harvest has decreased...
10-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,485
Posted By eweybrant

Definitely. You could get 20k no problem if it...

Definitely. You could get 20k no problem if it was 4x4. Year and a half ago I was in the market for low mileage older (pre emissions) Dodge diesel tow rig. There was a clean white 99 2500 low mile...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 94,524
Posted By eweybrant

Current marine forecast for this zone is 6'-7'...

Current marine forecast for this zone is 6'-7' Saturday subsiding to 4' Sunday. What kind of wave periods are typical in this zone? Really hoping to get out there this weekend. Are there any web...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By eweybrant

Interesting. Been launching there for 20 years...

Interesting. Been launching there for 20 years and never witnessed ramp rage. Galilee ramp is mostly used by hard core fishermen who have their act together. If you want to see ramp rage then...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By eweybrant

Do not replace with aluminum tank!

Do not replace with aluminum tank!
Forum: Northeast
09-27-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 94,524
Posted By eweybrant

Interested in a report. If I launch in Chatham...

Interested in a report. If I launch in Chatham are those inlets on the East shore navigable? In the dark? Current Google Earth view shows breaking waves in front of them all! At the moment I'm...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By eweybrant

Kettlebottom Outfitters caught one just feet from...

Kettlebottom Outfitters caught one just feet from the Pt Judith Harbor of Refuge center wall a few years ago. Caught while filming an episode of outdoor pursuits.

Anything is possible in...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By eweybrant

Fisherman's Memorial in Narragansett, RI. Five...

Fisherman's Memorial in Narragansett, RI. Five minutes to the Galilee ramp and ground zero for the fall "funny fish" run. You don't even need a boat. Just start casting off the Harbor of Refuge West...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By eweybrant

Action? I've stayed out there the weekend after...

Action? I've stayed out there the weekend after labor day a couple times and the place is dead. Which is why I wait until the weekend after labor day. You will have no problem getting dock space....
09-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,668
Posted By eweybrant

I think we caught more makos this year than...

I think we caught more makos this year than blues. But this was all during the month of August fishing the fingers, coxes, and gully. I've never noticed time of day to make much of a difference.
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Forum: Northeast
09-25-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By eweybrant

They have been servicing my Mercruiser for about...

They have been servicing my Mercruiser for about a year. No complaints so far.
Forum: Northeast
09-25-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 94,524
Posted By eweybrant

Trailering out from RI the weekend of Oct 5-6 to...

Trailering out from RI the weekend of Oct 5-6 to try some tuna fishing East of Chatham. Crab Ledge, Regal Sword, etc. Anybody know if there has been much of a tuna bite in this area recently? Thanks.
08-28-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By eweybrant

Thx!

Thx!
08-28-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,441
Posted By eweybrant

I believe you are referring to the 232 Gulfstream...

I believe you are referring to the 232 Gulfstream which has 9'3" beam which makes that boat feel as roomy as some 28's.
08-27-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By eweybrant

What is 2002 Albemarle 248XF fuel tank made of?

Title says it all. My Google Fu has failed miserably. Early 2000's vintage Albemarle 248XF is on my short list. Looking to find out if the fuel tank is aluminum or polymer. Zero interest in playing...
08-14-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By eweybrant

The speedo hose is unhooked just sitting there...

The speedo hose is unhooked just sitting there coiled up inside the cowling. No obvious signs of water spray and yes its saltwater.

My first thought was water leaking in through the cowling...
08-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By eweybrant

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not sure the...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not sure the problem is the poppet valve. In fact it was replaced less than a year ago when I had the cooling system upgrade installed by a mechanic. And like I said,...
08-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,758
Posted By eweybrant

Water inside Optimax cowling

The last time out my 2001 Optimax 135 started running poorly. Seas were rough so I made a run for it. Back at the dock I opened the cowling and it was filled with water level to the top of the lower...
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