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  1. Thanks for doing the leg work on the project. I...

    Thanks for doing the leg work on the project. I sure you're not the only one that could use some fresh gauges and panels.

    Mike
  2. Thread: Vents

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    What are the dimensions of your vents? They look...

    What are the dimensions of your vents? They look longer than the stainless vents that were being used on the early 80s boats.
  3. Thread: Vents

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    Have you looked at the Attwood vents at West...

    Have you looked at the Attwood vents at West Marine? SKU:ATT-1488-5 They look to be very close to the vents on my 1981. Are the vents on your boat plastic plastic? I saw them in plastic on ebay

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    Very few come on the market. Most of the guys in...

    Very few come on the market. Most of the guys in an outer banks arenít looking to move on to another boat. Be patient and one will come your way.
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    I went with the red thinking it would be easier...

    I went with the red thinking it would be easier on the eye if the dimmer didnít work on the LEDs
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    Nice to see things coming together down in IB. I...

    Nice to see things coming together down in IB. I going to try and get down there on Tuesday.
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    Gauge lights and holders

    If you're still running one of the older engines, you probably have gauge light issues like I did. The little Volvo bulbs(#19923) and sockets(#808175) are getting hard to find at a reasonable price....
  8. Thread: 6hr battle

    by NoSlack
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    That was your warm up for a big swordfish that...

    That was your warm up for a big swordfish that get the upper hand during the battle.

    I hooked a hammerhead like that a few years ago. Waisted most of the afternoon on that fish.
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    I would have thought a 1 ton van would have a...

    I would have thought a 1 ton van would have a higher towing capacity. Maybe the brakes on the vans aren't the same as the trucks. Towing is the easy part, getting it stopped in a hurry is what really...
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    Welcome Joe My boat weighed #8120 with a...

    Welcome Joe


    My boat weighed #8120 with a half tank of fuel, sitting on a light duty roller trailer. I was in the process of building a new trailer and weighed it so I would know how much axle to...
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    Things opened back up on May 1st. South Shores is...

    Things opened back up on May 1st. South Shores is the only one open in mission bay. Only 1/3 on the parking lot is open so that limits the amount of boats that can launch.

    Everything but the...
  12. Thread: Got out sunday

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    The threshers are catching a break with everyone...

    The threshers are catching a break with everyone stuck in the beach this year. Is there a commercial value for Thresher or were you guys fishing for fun?
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    Using a boat with a motor is in phase 2, but...

    Using a boat with a motor is in phase 2, but there hasnít been a date set for that. If they donít open the parking lots, the ramp is useless
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    Warranty? I think that ran out back in the mid...

    Warranty? I think that ran out back in the mid 80's.
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    Put the engine back in on Tuesday and had my Bro...

    Put the engine back in on Tuesday and had my Bro in-law do the welding on the outdrive Thursday. Fired her up this morning and she's purring like a kitten again. Nothing to do but wax and wait for...
  16. Thread: Flying Gaffs

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    Flying Gaffs

    With nothing but time on my hands, I thought I would make a few flying gaffs to add to my arsenal. Last year I was using my 4" flyer on the Swordfish and thought it wasn't getting a big enough bite...
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    Parts are coming in. The flywheel cover I found...

    Parts are coming in. The flywheel cover I found was a two piece used on a TAMD to adapt it to an outdrive. I had to press out the 26 spline shaft and install my 10 spline with new bearings and seal....
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    Doing all the work myself(except for the welding)...

    Doing all the work myself(except for the welding) helps keep the cost down. Parts cost is always the big UN-known when you're looking for stuff that hasn't been in production for almost 40 years. I...
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    Can't fish, do maintanence

    With the stay at home order it's time to knock out a couple overdue maintenance item on the boat.

    I've had a rear main seal sitting on the work bench for several years, just couldn't justify...
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    Ya that was a real load off my mind when I...

    Ya that was a real load off my mind when I finished it. Next big project will be the deck. Iíve been putting that off even longer than the windows but it hasnít got to the point itís kept me from...
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    Good idea. Just tried and it said the file failed...

    Good idea. Just tried and it said the file failed to upload but I can see it in my profile. I hate computers.

    EDIT: Got it. It's an vitar no my profile pic that needed to be changed
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    Have you contacted Davis Boats? Most of their...

    Have you contacted Davis Boats? Most of their boats are pilothouses.
    Address: 2601 Engine Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446
    Phone: (805) 227-1170
    http://www.davisboats.com/
  23. Thread: Swordfish Rod

    by NoSlack
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    After finishing up the BOOMER JR rod, I gave them...

    After finishing up the BOOMER JR rod, I gave them a little load test to see how they would handle 5, 10, 15 and 20 pounds of pull.

    5 pounds of lead in the bucket...
  24. Thread: Swordfish Rod

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    Swordfish Rod

    I took a crack at wrapping a bent butt Swordfish rod. Thanks to UPS busting a rod I ordered last month, I had the most expensive components on hand. With a little drilling and sanding I was able to...
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    That's a nice looking boat, but I don't think...

    That's a nice looking boat, but I don't think it's a Blackman. I thought the 20's were made in the 70's into the early 80's and the bow doesn't come up like the others I've seen....
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