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by jj225
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 5084

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

"100% buy twins so you always make it home. Priceless. A kicker wont do much in the ocean when u need it most." And if it's bad gas? Although I have to say I've never had bad gas (talking just the boat now) and I've got gas in Mexico many times. Soooo not really sure how often that happens. Heck I d...
by jj225
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker
Replies: 18
Views: 5084

Re: Twin engines vs motor plus kicker

20 miles??? I typically go 40+ for rockfish lol! Oh and that's one way. Never had twins. Only kicker I ever had I never took that boat saltwater fishing. Funny thing that boat was the only one that ever broke down but I was still able to fish because of the kicker and elec. trolling motor. And it wa...
by jj225
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Tried a rockfish/lobster combo Sunday. Weather was perfect for both. Unfortunately, the fishing wasn't perfect as we struggled for big reds (only 11) and skunked on the lobster using hoop nets. Some of the smaller rockfish we used for lobster bait as part of our limit. The rock I pulled up from over...
by jj225
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

BDS, I just have it drain over the transom. Not crazy about it but don't want to drill into the deck and have it drain out via the offshore bracket someplace. I thought about drilling into the transom fish hold but my friends talked me out of it lol. I tried using the fish hold as a bait tank. It su...
by jj225
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Went out of San Diego for yft. One of those should have been here yesterday scenario's. More like should have been here last week but I was out of the country and reading the reports was driving me crazy. Flew back in on Sunday and took the trip on Wed. severely jet lagged. All I can say was fishing...
by jj225
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Haven't fished in a while. Life happening. Decided to try for salmon as the tuna fishing wasn't happening (until we went salmon fishing!). Reports for salmon were really good. Hadn't fished for them in about 20 years give or take. After spending the day trying for them I can honestly say I think the...
by jj225
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Haven't been out in a while. Remember the picture without my good luck charm on the boat? Well, this trip took the good luck charm out and caught the biggest reds (Vermillions) we've ever caught. I'm sure several were over 12lbs. No legal lings on this trip and only caught 1 which is unusual. But I ...
by jj225
Thu May 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Dropped off daughter and friends on the island. Went and did some fishing without my good luck charm and this is about what I ended up with. Think it's a Gobi. It ate about a 5" mackerel I jigged up trying for halibut. No such luck with the halibut. Didn't get skunked though! Not the best shot I kno...
by jj225
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Almar Sounder for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

Re: Almar Sounder for sale

Nice boat. You should put the asking price IMO.
by jj225
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Ever have a good luck charm? Not that I'm superstitious or anything but here's mine. In fact, he's such a good luck charm that if he's going to go, it's an automatic pass from the wife. He's such a good luck charm that I caught the big yellowtail while rockfishing! At least he targeted his at the to...
by jj225
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Decided last trip was just too good to pass on another window that opened up for a few days. Went out just before the rain hit Tue. evening. This time no red sky in morning. Just overcast and some thick fog in places. Took a good pounding going home in some very unusual wind going up the channel. Fi...
by jj225
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Windows defrost?
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

Re: Windows defrost?

Rain X anti fog. Works pretty good in my boat.
by jj225
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

IMG_3487.jpg FullSizeR.jpg FullSizeR_5.jpg FullSizeR_7.jpg 20190305_122649.jpg The old adage of "Red sky in morning sailor take warning" fortunately didn't come to pass until we were back in the harbor. Coast Guard kept announcing over Channel 16 Small Craft advisory and Gale warnings along with Th...
by jj225
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

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by jj225
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

IMG_3385.jpg[/attachment[attachment=1]20181107_092014.jpg 20181107_163158.jpg ] Last Wed. went 187 miles and 17 hours on the motor. Haven't filled the boat back up so not sure just how much fuel we actually burned but gauge said 52 gallons. We put in 10 gallons while off of Ensenada. I think we sti...
by jj225
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 218
Views: 78101

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

Cool. Can you take some close ups of the latches? I'd really like to see how that was done.
by jj225
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 218
Views: 78101

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

And that bait tank won't move in rough seas? I'd like to see video of that thing not moving coming off any kind of swell at speed. Or even at just trolling speed in a moderate bump. It's like those guys on Deadliest Catch catching air on a big swell. If it ain't tied down.......you'd think it'd move.
by jj225
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 218
Views: 78101

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

So are the 4 legs welded to the deck?
by jj225
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 218
Views: 78101

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

Interesting bait tank set up. How is the tank held in place? The platform looks like it just sits on 4 legs? Are they welded? Also, I don't see an outlet on top for the water to drain out when full. What did you use? I had a hell of a time defeating gravity and getting the water to drain properly wh...
by jj225
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Took a trip down in Mexican waters on Wed. Another 140+ mile trip. Buddy took these pics. He's a bit more with it when it comes to the camera and taking pictures. Only caught 7 tuna all on the troll but did better than pretty much 90% of the boats out there. Better to be lucky than good! It looks pr...
by jj225
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Bit windy. Actually it was gusting over 40 mph according to the sign on the interstate.
by jj225
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

More pics
by jj225
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Some fish
by jj225
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Not sure what happened to my pics.
by jj225
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat
Replies: 184
Views: 70422

Re: Catchin' some fish in an alloy boat

Took our yearly trip to Flaming Gorge in WY. Water level was high and the wind was an issue 2 of the 3 days we fished (pic is of the 2nd day coming back to the marina). 3rd day we only fished a couple of hours as we had to start heading home due to an unexpected medical issue at home. On top of that...