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Everything posted by jth21usa

  1. On my starboard engine, which has never been rebuild after 41 years, when I run for 4-5 hours my oil pressure will very gradually drop from 45 to 30. I go into the engine and add a half a cup of oil and i am all set for another 2 days. Is this something that is fixable or on 40 year old engines is this a quirky thing that I deal with. things I’ve already fixed: 1. Small oil leak in two different spots 2. Valve cover caps replaced could it it just be a worn out oil pump? Or should I be using 10w-30 oil instead of 10w-40?
  2. Thanks its definitely a work in progress but really fun.
  3. One of my main goals this year is to place a fish in the LOC derby , thank goodness I still have the Summer and Fall Derby's because it doesn't look like Spring is happening. Wednesday, started inside coming from the river heading to Braddock's,I saw a whole bunch of boats and my inner dialog said "that seems a good place to start, those boats look expensive, they must know where the fish are". So we set up in 35 feet of water, a spoon heavy program, spoons on all three riggers, spoon going to the copper down the shoot, and a couple of stick baits on the planner boards. Now I own planner boards, I use planner boards, however I have a sneaking suspicion that the world is playing a planner board prank on me. I never, ever catch fish on planner boards, actually I very really ever catch fish in under 70 feet of water, however the boats around me were really expensive and running planner boards. so half waiting for Austin Kutcher to jump out of the cabin and telling me I'm punked, the planner boards are in (I agree that is pretty mint early 2000's MTV reference). Ok then the action starts, first we get a hit on the copper, three cranks and its gone. Then the left downrigger goes off, then the right, holy crap at the same time, this is going to be the best day ever, drinking beer, catching fish, hanging out, just awesome. Well the right hit a dipsy line and was cut and the left never made it to the boat. So being the expert angler I am I decided to run over that same spot, for 2 hours with nothing else happening. So we headed North. Once at a 100 feet and outside of Braddock we accidentally caught a 7 pound Laker on meat. This fish didn't fight that hard, mostly because we didn't realize it was on the line and was pulled up in a routine line check by the downrigger, however one is in the books and we didn't get skunked. This is when we gave the boat the nickname "The Clown Show". We did end up catching a 12 pound king a couple of minutes later and lost two more. So the moral of the story is, I have no problem finding fish, however I'm awful at catching them. www.flybridgefishing.com
  4. One thing I always look at on old boats is how clean the bilge is, usually it is a good sign on how the boat is kept.
  5. Lakers are guaranteed I’m finding the king bite is ending early.
  6. Go out to 80 feet of water, go slow, drag spoons along the bottom and catch some Lakers. Guaranteed fun for children.
  7. Going out tomorrow for the first time this year. Are most people going East or West right now? Justin
  8. I bet the prop is just too small, which is why the rpm’s are off and you are going slow. What size do you have on? I had a 23 cuddly with a 5.7 and I believe it would go high 30’s.
  9. Isn't the max RPM for that engine around 4500RPM's? If you can get to 5200 you have the wrong prop.
  10. Does anyone know where I can buy blank or glow spindoctors or paddles? I would like to create my own. Justin
  11. Do you run your mag divers shallower on the outside or deeper on the inside? I've always ran my mags at a higher setting and longer line and my standard inside of them, I'm thinking of making a switch because my inside divers never seem to go off. Justin
  12. So would you say it's more about the rod then the wheel?
  13. Is there a reason that people use small reels for Browns? Why don’t I just change out my leaders on my 303’s to 12lb fluorocarbon instead of buying all new set ups?
  14. What is the difference between a 10 and 5 color besides the colors?
  15. I’ve been shying away from long lines over the last couple after a couple of lousy summers using weighted steel and copper. Trying again this year, if you had to have two leadcore set ups what would they be? Justin
  16. I went through a very similar process last year and ended up with a 32 Silverton Flybridge. Couple of things I’ve learned over the last 5 boats: 1. $25k boats have the same problems as $15k boat only the technology is much easier to work with on a $15k boat, usually no fuel injection or computers. My current boat is as easy to fix as a riding lawn mower 2. I get lower gph on 2 small blocks than I did I one large block, no idea why. 3. The most important thing to look for when buying a boat is how much the previous owner loved it. 4. Old boats with low hours can be a problem Hopefully this helps Justin
  17. I also have 6 30 series on my boat, both downrigger and diver
  18. From a depth perspective I usually will run a mag and standard at 250 feet into shore until they hit bottom. If the mag hits bottom in 80 feet of water then I’ll run 300 to get it down 100. I think people are too concerned if they are running at 80 or 85 feet. My 2 cents are it doesn’t need to be that specific.
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