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Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By highflier1

Tieing on boat is ok if you know the trick, but...

Tieing on boat is ok if you know the trick, but on boat I would not blame you if you switched knots, I put a longer than needed leader so I can cut off a few feet if needed and not need to retie,
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Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,699
Posted By highflier1

Mdees, LOL I am on iphone u types faster ...

Mdees,
LOL I am on iphone u types faster

#crossposting
Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,699
Posted By highflier1

FG

There are a few tricks to ensure FG will not fail.

When done tieing, before you trim any tag ends. wrap the braid around a dowel or anything to save your hands and your other hand aroind the...
Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By highflier1

Next time maybe mix and let some cure on a piece...

Next time maybe mix and let some cure on a piece of wax paper, then repeat until you think you have good match. Then do the job for real. As for fix or leave it as is. Well that is just a personal...
Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By highflier1

The big gotcha is really just the staples, and...

The big gotcha is really just the staples, and the corners. Everything else is easy peazzee.
Make sure you get right size and materials for the staples. And figure out how you will hand...
06-13-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,699
Posted By highflier1

Braid to mono, FG knot every time. It...

Braid to mono,

FG knot every time. It will cast better than anything else. Have not had it fail yet. Showed a fishing buddy and he was a sceptic until he hook a 6' shark and fought it for...
06-13-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By highflier1

Ok well if between the zuk 300 or zuk 350 ...

Ok well if between the zuk 300 or zuk 350

what does the brain teust say, go with the newer not completely tested 350 dual prop or put a proven work horse of the 300 on.

He would be happy...
06-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By highflier1

Sorry all, I screwed up it is a 2510, ...

Sorry all,

I screwed up
it is a 2510, That may make a bit more sense.
Slaps self.... Ouch!

Highflier
06-13-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By highflier1

He has ruled out twins. He does not boat much...

He has ruled out twins. He does not boat much and twins always goofed him up docking. Are you guys saying to step over to the merc 400?

Highflier
06-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By highflier1

What say THT (repower parker 25XX)

Hi all,
A friend has a 2870 parker walkaround, Older boat, with twin 225 yamaha saltwater series. The oiler failed on 1 motor and now it is seized. He wants to go down to a single. so it is repower...
06-12-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,307
Posted By highflier1

I agree looks like normal age and not cleaning of...

I agree looks like normal age and not cleaning of those hard to get un seen places. I am sure if I start looking in hidden area of my boat it will be similar. Although I did see what looked like...
06-11-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,401
Posted By highflier1

Penn is usually pretty good especially if they...

Penn is usually pretty good especially if they find out they had a QC issue. Another friend had several reel parts break 2-3 years after he bought them. Penn sent him the parts NC since they said...
06-10-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,609
Posted By highflier1

Pete, If you connect batteries in parallel just...

Pete,
If you connect batteries in parallel just think of it as 1 jumbo battery. thus you can charge with just 1 lead.

2 batteries with reserve capacity of 1000 amps is the same as buying 1 big...
06-10-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By highflier1

Sorry I can not help with part #, but you did a...

Sorry I can not help with part #, but you did a great job on shinning the hull up. Now that it is shinny, should should quick put a cot of wax on it fast. Since you used a mild abrasive it needs...
06-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By highflier1

Also look at the Okuma cedros. It has a metal...

Also look at the Okuma cedros. It has a metal reel seat which IMHO makes it a great deal. So far 32 Lbs has been the best fish on it. But that is not the rods fault.

Highflier
06-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By highflier1

I do not know the answer to your question, but I...

I do not know the answer to your question, but I just want to make sure you and all others have a common understanding.
The trim gauge should read full trim when the motor is at maximum operating...
06-07-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,900
Posted By highflier1

A neighbor got a dozen schoolie’s and one gaffer...

A neighbor got a dozen schoolie’s and one gaffer yesterday. No Idea how deep. off marathon
06-04-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By highflier1

I say cat, and yes it would be a good idea to...

I say cat, and yes it would be a good idea to check out the Prowler. My wife and I love ours
06-03-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,172
Posted By highflier1

If you go this route, a very good route IMHO. ...

If you go this route, a very good route IMHO. Consider the larger diameter ones. They really flow fast, the 3/4 hose is proabaly 3x as fast as that 3/8. like I said 5 gallons in about 1.5 min
06-03-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By highflier1

IMHO inboards should be diesel and gas should be...

IMHO inboards should be diesel and gas should be outboard. Modern outboard are great and much safer than an IO or inboard. Think that inboard is going to have a working vent fan that is run for 5...
06-03-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,316
Posted By highflier1

That is so old school. now a days those teen...

That is so old school. now a days those teen agers are spoiled brats driving 60k cars or trucks.
The new way is to higher a illegal immigrant. Work hard and way cheaper.
06-03-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,294
Posted By highflier1

Before approaching boat, put tape over Reg #'s...

Before approaching boat, put tape over Reg #'s and introduce yourself as MR. and Mrs smith. Wear sunglasses and a hat.
Do not remove tape off reg numbers till you are 300 ft off dock after...
06-03-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,498
Posted By highflier1

IF the motor was rebuilt and runs good that is...

IF the motor was rebuilt and runs good that is 1/2 of the equation. The next is why did it blow? As mentioned about the oil mix may be failing which means whjile fixed it will just blowup again and...
06-03-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,172
Posted By highflier1

I am confused. Are you guys saying for personal...

I am confused. Are you guys saying for personal use all the regs are BS. Like I can take a bunch of milk jugs and it would be legal. What about the fueling requirement that you must set your 5...
06-02-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,900
Posted By highflier1

Off marathon triolled 250’ to 650’ and back. ...

Off marathon triolled 250’ to 650’ and back. spent most of the time clearing weeds. Not 1 mahi. caught and released 2 bonita. They were near reef.

Lots of scattered weeds with a feq broken...
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