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06-21-2019, 08:25 PM
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Posted By EricF

Blaine Dickenson, definitely has experience up...

Blaine Dickenson, definitely has experience up that alley.

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06-19-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,065
Posted By EricF

Maybe we should blast a recording of some old...

Maybe we should blast a recording of some old DD's at trolling speed into our bilge.
06-19-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By EricF

Or powertech also I'd guess.

Or powertech also I'd guess.
06-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By EricF

Watching chubs eat other chubs' poop. Don't miss...

Watching chubs eat other chubs' poop. Don't miss those things up here...
06-08-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By EricF

Makaira 20 SEA's? Lots of drag, stump pulling low...

Makaira 20 SEA's? Lots of drag, stump pulling low gear, handle from the Makaira 50, good capacity on 80# braid... Light enough to still be fun to handle.
06-08-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By EricF

Where are you located? ​​​​​ I never used...

Where are you located?
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I never used stingers in South FL but once I moved over here they became a necessity.

Slow troll is useful to work a concentrated area but again back down south it...
06-08-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By EricF

I took it when I was 14... Good foundation.

I took it when I was 14... Good foundation.
06-04-2019, 05:35 AM
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Posted By EricF

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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Was my turn a couple months ago.

First time camping on Shell Key with...
06-01-2019, 10:52 AM
05-29-2019, 07:25 PM
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Views: 30,291
Posted By EricF

Nice! ​​​​​​

Nice!

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05-28-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,323
Posted By EricF

Could look for a Dolphin 22 but they draw more...

Could look for a Dolphin 22 but they draw more water compared to the others mentioned...
05-23-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,797
Posted By EricF

Red boat. It's a red boat. Figured if I'm ever...

Red boat. It's a red boat. Figured if I'm ever hailing on GPS it could be helpful.
05-22-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,051
Posted By EricF

Seems the bushing and midsection issue is almost...

Seems the bushing and midsection issue is almost unavoidable on the earlier 200-225's, surprised it doesn't come up more often in the Honda is the most reliable threads... It's pretty costly to...
05-21-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By EricF

Yes. Depends on conditions, location, and...

Yes. Depends on conditions, location, and drift... But if you have a good drift speed with engines cut, why slow troll unless you are circling structure?
05-20-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

Well, during the time I pumped out the front tank...

Well, during the time I pumped out the front tank into the rear tank, I saw a short section of feed line that I didn't replace last time (only replaced the clamp on the end that goes to the ball...
05-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

Unfortunately they are both aluminum tanks, would...

Unfortunately they are both aluminum tanks, would be great if it was just some weeping plastic.

Last time we saw issues, scenario was as follows (this was about a month ago):

Fished all day...
05-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

I used the blue Permatex fuel resistant gasket...

I used the blue Permatex fuel resistant gasket dressing compound and re-used cork gaskets.

May go ahead and put new cork gaskets in since I haven't re-bedded the deck plates over the tanks yet.
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05-10-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

It seems to be more common at higher fill levels,...

It seems to be more common at higher fill levels, but I have now seen it at 1/2 tank or less. Right now both tanks are a little under 1/4 full so if I wanted to work off one or the other for awhile...
05-09-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

Good thought on the vacuum testing. What is a...

Good thought on the vacuum testing. What is a safe way to vacuum test? Hand pump only I assume, or maybe vacuum pump from air compressor?

As for blocking vents, I blocked at hull side. I have this...
05-09-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By EricF

Fuel in Bilge Issue

Well, finally going to start a thread on this to see if anyone has any suggestions on how to troubleshoot.

Boat is in my sig, 2006 Bull Dolphin 22 Tournament.

Has two 50 gallon tanks, one in...
05-08-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By EricF

Talica 25 or Makaira 16 gets my vote.

Talica 25 or Makaira 16 gets my vote.
05-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By EricF

Thanks for sharing. Facebook and YouTube have...

Thanks for sharing. Facebook and YouTube have really diluted the quality of these kinds of reports. Good on you to share it like this.
05-05-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By EricF

We almost ran up a low 20s fish to weigh but...

We almost ran up a low 20s fish to weigh but decided it was too much hassle for probably not making the board.

Tough day out there, every hookup offshore got sharked in the morning and it was a...
04-28-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By EricF

I'm pretty forgiving of those things, but that's...

I'm pretty forgiving of those things, but that's where I would draw the line.
04-26-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By EricF

Slow troll live baits as slow as you can go on...

Slow troll live baits as slow as you can go on one engine. Won't cover much ground that way so focus around boat schools or structure.
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