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For Sale / Re: Garmin echomap 64cv
« on: July 11, 2024, 05:40:33 PM »
I picked one of these up. I know nothing about sounders. What battery you all recommend? Nocqua 10ah? What's best?

I can run this unit on full brightness for 2 full fishing days on one charge with the Nocqua 10AH. Its been a great combo for me.
Right on thanks. Im leaning towards this battery. Two days is enough for me

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For Sale / Re: Garmin echomap 64cv
« on: July 10, 2024, 06:24:11 PM »
I picked one of these up. I know nothing about sounders. What battery you all recommend? Nocqua 10ah? What's best?

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Re: tues tbay
« on: June 25, 2024, 04:39:57 PM »
Might do a little thread jack myself....decided to try Marshall on Saturday instead of Hog and it paid off. Not a lot of traffic and water was around 62. Ran into some yakkers and spoke to a guy who hit limit quick with the outgoing. Spent a decent amount trying to find bait which was scarce. A few nice smelt and a few jumbos. Also caught two nice sized macks but one of them jumped free as I was getting it in the well. Drifted the Houses for not much luck before deciding to rig the mack. As predicted within a few minutes....shark. Was fishing two rods and decided what the hell, let's put a jumbo smelt on one. Wasn't out for more than ten minutes before fish on. Ended up with a nice fat little 29incher. This was around incoming in front the houses. Paddled down to south end of Marshall and put on another jumbo smelt resulting in another lil fattie 27'. Good luck down in Marshall Edddie and maybe try a couple jumbos

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 09, 2024, 07:25:06 PM »
Good luck X! Hope you have smooth sailing and bountiful fishing

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Stealth / Re: Stealth transport
« on: May 16, 2024, 06:11:52 PM »
Hey thanks for the input everybody. Im thinking a set of Lockracks might be in my near future. Ive wanted a pair for years and might as well with the new car and all. Not having do deal with straps is so awesome.
Measure from CL of front bulkhead to CL of rear bulk head
Set your cross bars that distance apart Strap it down over the bulkhead and go

If roof length wont allow then fwd cross bar to me is most important To secure at bulkhead
Rear just becomes balance point

No bulk head then make a temp block to suport the hull so strap is solid

Cheers
Thanks Poulton. Im not quite sure what you mean by "CL". Center Line? I think I get what you're saying though. Unfortunately I can't move the crossbars and also the front bulkhead is a bit of a grey area in a stealth due to the fish hatch. But I think the strapping points should be located on a pretty structural area of the kayak. I don't know, I guess I just see.....

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Stealth / Re: Stealth transport
« on: May 15, 2024, 12:52:31 PM »
Nice. Thanks Moo. And you got the Universal X right?

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Stealth / Stealth transport
« on: May 15, 2024, 11:37:05 AM »
Ive been using a Thule kayak carrier thing on my racks for the last couple years. I like it because it extends the cradles past the stock crossbars. About 5'6" or more cradle to cradle. That's nice because my 525 is pretty long. Problem is that I kinda hate it too. It's noisy and flimsy and my doesn't really fit my kayak well. I recently purchased a new car and was thinking of just using the stock crossbars with cradles. My question is, with the stock crossbars the spread is about 3'6" cradle to cradle. Is that too narrow? Im worried with my 17' kayak that might be too close together and cause flex on bouncy country roads. On a side note, Moo and Eddie, how are you guys liking the Lockracks?

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I hate to be a nay sayer and I don't intend for this to be mean or judgemental -- I hope you can take this as constructive, yet firm advice.  Your last two trips showed that you are not experienced enough to do the R2AK trip.  You were literally scared for your life in moderately severe conditions within immediate rescue range.  The R2AK is the opposite of that.  You had very near disaster moments due to poor judgement and lack of seamanship that could result in your death on the R2AK. 

Remember that you may be 1-2 days away from rescue when you press your PLB button, if you can get your frozen hands to work.  When you are malnourished and severely dehydrated, you won't have the sense to push the button because your brain will be starved.  When you're not dressed properly and your crack reappears, your survivability in those waters will be measured in hours, not the days it will take to find you and rescue you.

As evidenced in this thread so far, though, you will not heed this advice and you will do this trip anyway.  So, before all else, make sure your family is whole and update your life insurance policy for current needs and costs so that your poor decisions don't financially burden them. 

Just my 2 cents.
Mr X, I find your journeys amazing and inspirational, but this is just insane. And foolish. I would really take Tedski's advice. More people on here need to be discouraging you from this journey. You're a total badass and I love following your adventures but I would really hate to see something bad happen to you. Please please listen to what Tedski is saying

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CA Regulations / Re: Halibut changesÖ permanent?
« on: December 12, 2023, 09:39:24 AM »
Two fish is plenty....especially if your Todd W

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All that shit onboard, but no radio or bilge pump? :smt011

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I'll be out there fishing Sat. Won't take you up on camping but if you're around Marshall come say hi. I'll be floating in a grey/green stealth

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Anybody rolling without a FF?
« on: June 24, 2023, 04:43:23 PM »
I don't use one...but I also don't catch fish lol. Navionics is great though and I run it on my phone

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General Talk / Re: Tiger shark bites kayak in Hawaii
« on: May 23, 2023, 10:29:36 AM »
You don't need to worry about whites in tbay lol

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Recipes / Re: Halibut Burgers
« on: May 03, 2023, 05:42:26 PM »
mmmmm more of these tasty threads please

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For Sale / Re: Hobie Pro Angler 12' 2015/2016 $1500.00
« on: May 03, 2023, 05:36:24 PM »
Dang crazy good deal. Is that a tbay ghost too? Nice!

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