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Messages - bluekayak

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: What brand of braid?
« on: September 14, 2021, 05:53:43 PM »
This would fall in the old school dept but for saltwater reels my grandad used braid and no topshot and caught more salmon than anyone I know

After fishing we hooked the line to something he rigged on both ends of the fence along the driveway and walked up and down until we completely unloaded the line

Then we did a freshwater wash w a wet cloth and let it dry before reeling it all back on

Newer braids are probably more durable but I donít remember him ever needing to replace his line


He also had a pair of pants that he bought in the 1930s, so if you want to make your pants last a lifetime that is possible too

2
General Talk / Re: PWC Jetski angling
« on: September 13, 2021, 06:36:38 PM »
Thatís a cool design I donít know about rough water though

I ran a zodiac ďwork boatĒ that for some reason was always full of salmon, seaworthy as hell and durable. If only I had someplace to put one now that would be my first pick

Would be interesting to see how that narrow inflatable design handles in rough conditions, suspect it would be challenging in steep swell and winds

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Stealth / Re: Theyíre here
« on: August 29, 2021, 06:30:32 AM »
Itís a miracle

Whoever is taking the shipment please watch out for a little piece of the shipment and let me know if my parts have arrived

that would be fishkraft, aka Ruben Ledesma

Ruben, any sign of those parts?

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Stealth / Re: Theyíre here
« on: August 27, 2021, 09:38:28 PM »
Itís a miracle

Whoever is taking the shipment please watch out for a little piece of the shipment and let me know if my parts have arrived

5
Damn I shouldíve joined the coast guard I wouldíve had so much fun

6
General Talk / Re: Paddling from Palo Alto or Alviso
« on: August 27, 2021, 02:07:42 PM »
As kids we were sliding across the mud on our bellies  When we stood up we sank to the crotch

Gotta be pretty toxic I imagine

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General Talk / Re: Paddling from Palo Alto or Alviso
« on: August 27, 2021, 12:58:43 PM »
I grew up in east pa and we played on the mud flats If you get stuck out on a low tide there youíll have miles of toxic mud to get across, imagine itís the same around Alviso

I think they stopped dredging epa decades ago

Donít know about fishing there but Redwood City at least is dredged

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Stealth / Re: Bit the Bullet - Stealth Questions. help please!
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:43:17 PM »
Who is managing that shipment?

Iím still waiting for parts I ordered and was some hint they might be with a bigger shipment, but an earlier communication with Stealth not sure what happened there

9
Salmon gear works

just drag it near the bottom

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General Talk / Re: is there an electrician in the house?
« on: August 13, 2021, 03:33:35 PM »
On the upside the woods around you arenít burning right now, sure you thought of that

My brotherís town is about to go up in flames in the Dixie fire

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General Talk / Re: Is the bull kelp rebounding?
« on: August 05, 2021, 09:14:55 PM »
Iím curious how old you are and where and when you saw sea otters up there?

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General Talk / Re: My Octopus Teacher
« on: August 05, 2021, 11:08:06 AM »
We watched that one

We like them best grilled w olive oil and salt and pepper

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General Talk / Re: Is the bull kelp rebounding?
« on: August 05, 2021, 11:03:50 AM »
What I like most about kelp is I feel a little less like sharkbait when thereís more of it around


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General Talk / Re: Is the bull kelp rebounding?
« on: August 05, 2021, 12:32:01 AM »
Weíve been surfing a lot and itís been pretty thick at Pleasure Pt and other spots along there

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For Sale / Re: whaler center console for sale
« on: August 04, 2021, 02:08:05 PM »
Long time back I needed a workboat and it was between whaler or zodiac, I went with the zodiac. Zero comfort factor and the ride sucks but was a fun boat to play in rough water

I always thought whalers were over-rated, the thing about you can break it in pieces and it still floats

They do flip, I watched one flip when we were fishing salmon in close to the beach in front of the Miramar Inn, was scary to watch. Big long period swell pushed it all the way up to the beach and scraped railings and off everything else that was topside

Also my friend was coming in under the gate in one with his commie friend and they flipped and had to be lifted out for CG helicopter basket ride

On the other hand anything in the right circumstances, I was going out of Santa Cruz harbor and there was one just like mine upside down that was getting slammed into the jetty

Miss my zodiac for sure

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