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 on: June 29, 2015, 12:20:24 AM 
Started by AlasKen - Last post by AlasKen
I didn't get out on the water this weekend so decided to take advantage of nice weather and work on my reels.  I used Alan Tani's site, for help.  If you haven't seen his site it has tutorials for servicing and hot roading most any reel you can think of.  I serviced a Penn 209, 2 Shimano Charter Specials, an Okuma T20' Penn 113HLW, and a Penn 113.  I took them apart and cleaned up any corrosion I found, packed the bearings with grease (Yamaha marine grease), greased all screws and interior metal, and replaced the drag washers with carbon fiber washers and greased them with Cal's drag grease.  I am getting a full 10 lbs of drag at strike position with the Charter Specials.  I getting 10 lbs with the Okuma with the drag lever at about 1/3 to the strike position.  I think I was close to 10 lbs on the 209 but was concerned for the rod so didn't push it.  I couldn't find my scale so I used a 10 lb bucket of oats to determine drag.  I tied the end of the line to the bucket.  I then reeled down and tried to lift the bucket off the ground.  I adjusted the drag so I could lift it with my thumb on the spool and when released it would very slowly and smoothly let out drag.  This seemed like a fair method of testing the reel.

I have more reels to go but this was a good start.  I like the level winds on the boat as I often have less experienced anglers and they forget to level the line as they fight a fish or check bait.  I spooled with a braid (50 lb) and then went with ~50' of 30 lb flourocarbon on the 209 and Charter Special.  On the big stuff I have 100 lb braid and 50' of 150 lb mono connected using an Albert knot.  Now I just need to get back out and try to catch some fish.

 on: June 29, 2015, 12:01:05 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by Eddy C

 on: June 28, 2015, 11:28:33 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by fjolsen
I pulled the boat out of the shed to install the rubrails this weekend. It's nice to be able to step back and look at the boat from a distance and with paint. I'm quite pleased with it. Should be hanging the outboard this week and then on to rigging.
I hope to splash before the end of July, although I might have said that last year...and the year before.
It'll be 5 years this August since I started. It has been an on and off build with several distractions along the way but I think the end is finally in sight. Someone recently posted something about needing to stop obsessing over the details and finish and get the damn thing in the water so it can be used and enjoyed. That really sunk in with me and now the race to the splash is on!

 on: June 28, 2015, 10:55:30 PM 
Started by Cordell - Last post by fjolsen

Sorry for the delay, here are the measurements from my boat.
From deck to top of combing is 26".
From rear bulkhead to transom at deck level is 8' 3".
From rear bulkhead to splashwell is 6' 6 1/2".

 on: June 28, 2015, 07:16:17 PM 
Started by ronaldhansen46 - Last post by Cordell
B&B, first of all nice king!...Currently I fish mostly with a friend on his 21' SeaHawk. The kicker is on the back of a 2' + offshore bracket plus the transom boxes.  The tiller is a bit short. We do tie it to the main alot with a rod and also steer it with the tiller mostly when fighting fish, backing in wind/current, or when fishing is hot. Your setup looks much easier to reach. What type of kicker bracket did you use, and how well has it worked for you?

 I do like the door. I'll probably have to figure out a way to climb over the transom.  I don't dive to much anymore though.  I swear the puget sound gets colder as I get older. It would aslo be a nice spot(I hope to be so lucky one day) to boat a 200lb halibut.  

 on: June 28, 2015, 06:01:37 PM 
Started by ChrisCollins - Last post by scrinch
With the new prop installed you are now getting negative 10% slip.  Based on that figure, make sure you never top off your tank or it will overflow before you get done fishing!  Grin Heck, all you have to do is put your boat in the water with that magic prop and the boat will drag the motor around.

I hope it works that way with your fishing too...nine hookups and ten fish landed!  Grin

What did Yogi Berra say?  In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

 on: June 28, 2015, 05:56:03 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by scrinch
In rough weather do you need to worry about the box, loaded with ice and beer fish, sliding to one side and causing the boat to list (or worse)? Or do you fix it to the deck?

 on: June 27, 2015, 10:05:36 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by bleu
Now go fill that thing with fish and see how it works

 on: June 27, 2015, 07:43:28 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by David Nolan
All sides glassed yes.    Light n strong.  Ply floor to catch gary dropping 40 lb ice blocks.   This is an evolving design. 

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 on: June 27, 2015, 07:03:09 PM 
Started by ronaldhansen46 - Last post by luk diver
 Actually you're right there in the middle of the action and watching the downrigger rod tips with good overall visibility towards where you are steering and other boats. Only downside is being in the weather and having to change up your hats (I've gone from my cold weather hat to a baseball cap, then to a wide-brim summer hat and later in the day going back all the ways thru them again to the cold weather hat) and the same for jackets like starting with the floatcoat, then the goretex, then long-sleeve cotton shirt. Crazy weather sometimes. Once hooked up you can steer the kicker to keep the fish off the stern quarter and ready for netting. Fun times.B & B

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