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Messages - AlsHobieOutback

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General Talk / Re: Getting to the fishing grounds quicker
« on: June 27, 2022, 05:23:26 PM »
No parking fees!  :smt044

First test of the front hatch seal was promising.  Cant say my testing replicates the submerging bow punching through waves, but I think it's working pretty well to keep water out.  This weekend was so hot that we spent hours in the water just trying to beat the heat.  I turned my AI into a floating raft for kids, dogs, A-Hulls to climb up on, jump off, or chill on  :smt044  With three adults two large dogs and Bacon submerging 1/3 of the yak with with the ama underwater, it barely took on any water.  Going to re-do it once more time and see how it lasts.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: FW Net reccommendations?
« on: June 23, 2022, 04:50:48 PM »
Thanks to Tedski for NCKA expressing me the Promar premier 20".  It's sooooo light, and the webbing looks so much better, can't wait to try it this weekend. 

Introductions / Re: New member
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:53:23 PM »
SHWMAE from NOR-CAL!  :smt006 :smt003 Looking forward to what you have to share from South Wales!  What is your favorite fish to target there?

Introductions / Re: New Member Intro
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:40:45 PM »
Stellar intro there Billy!  Having never fished that part of the coast I'm down for a good reason to venture up there and see what it's about!  Look forward to hearing your reports and intel on fishing in your area. 

General Talk / Re: Plastic Welder and some preventive maintenance
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:31:57 PM »
Thanks for the detailed repair report!  :smt003  Mine is almost as old, and I recently dropped it a couple times loading it when too tired, caused some gauges I'd like to take care of.  Was going to try a spoon and a blowtorch, but a plastic welder sounds easy and if it's at HF i'm sure it's affordable. If you haven't replaced the rudder pin in a long time I would do it, as sand gets in there and scratches and weakens it.  But after swapping, it's very very smooooth which I like a lot.  Still keeping my old one as a secondary spare in case I need it, or someone else needs one.  I'm still amazed at how well all the hardware has held up on my AI, with little to no work on my part  :smt044

Wanted To Buy / Re: Outrigger
« on: June 23, 2022, 02:47:34 PM »
You'd probably have to deviate from using hobie hardware, but this company makes amas, etc. Pretty spendy, but maybe you could find on for cheaper on CL.

Thanks for that link!  Interesting what people have made using those!   The AI Canoe for instance  :smt003

General Talk / Re: Shark vs swimmer @ Lover's Point
« on: June 23, 2022, 01:51:15 PM »
"Shark attacks are an uncommon occurrence, estimated at 1 in 11.5 million, but if you're attacked by a great white shark you're most likely on California's Central Coast. A plurality, near 38%, of all great white shark attacks happen in an area of the Pacific Ocean between Marina County and Big Sur."

Food for though for sure... Glad people were able to help get him to the shore safely.  Prayers for his recovery.

Fishing Tournaments and Events / Re: Albion Open 2022 July 9th
« on: June 23, 2022, 11:55:17 AM »
D12 3rd - 11th  :smt003

General Fishing Tips / Re: Tangled 3-way halibut rig
« on: June 23, 2022, 09:27:44 AM »
Had my first sail trolling experience last weekend and covered a lot of ground in Capitola on my AI. My 3-way rig using the small spreader bar never once got tangled, I am happy to say.  However I had tied my 8oz weight about 12" down from the spreader, and that was picking up a lot of kelp in some areas causing me to reset often.  I think  I will try it as short as possible next time, but was using the extra length to find the bottom and bring it up enough to do the occasional bounce.  If it's shorter, I worry that it will snag if I keep it too close to the bottom.  But I also am going to use 10oz next time, to reduce the amount of setback as well.  Would it be better to just use a sliding sinker thing and skip the spreader?  Wont be bouncing the bottom though, but hopefully avoid trolling up a salad on my line.

Fish Talk / Re: Official GWS Thread
« on: June 23, 2022, 07:12:07 AM »
Last weekend I thought I saw a shark in Capitola, but ended up being the biggest sunfish I have ever seen.  Thanks for the reminder, I forgot my SS but putting it in my gear box now.

Kayak Sailing / Re: windsurfer mast for Hobie AI?
« on: June 22, 2022, 05:03:58 PM »
Shoot that's a serious cost savings!  Thanks for the link, I'll poke around it!

Kayak Sailing / Re: windsurfer mast for Hobie AI?
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:46:22 PM »
What about sail?  Do you have something in the works for building adapting or buying another Hobie sail?  After not using mine for some time the clear part you see through is scuffed up and drives my weak eyes crazy.  But they aren't cheap, so was curious if it can be replaced by a sail maker.  I tried cleaning the whole sail with dawn soap, but didn't help.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Whose trap rig is this?
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:39:01 PM »
It would be funny to find the owner for sure!  :smt005 

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Adding side ama to my Adventure using PVC
« on: June 22, 2022, 12:19:55 PM »
Looks good!  Will race ya next time I see you otw  :smt044

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