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by Pil9rotten
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Returning to Bass Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Returning to Bass Fishing

Yo GW!! Good see an old friend on here. Sent the Silver Bullet to Boatmasters for a 7 year post storage tune up and full fuel line replacement. Just before I stopped fishing, I converted the trolling motor from 12 volt to 24 volt and it hasn't even touched water yet! Looking forward to hitting the t...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Returning to Bass Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Returning to Bass Fishing

Coming back into the sport after a hellacious marriage and eager to return to the water. It's been a little while and need to come up to speed on the latest and greatest baits and gear. If you were starting over after a hiatus, what baits and tackle would you buy as the your primary kit. Looking for...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 12280

Re: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

I too have not been here for many moons and for some reason did a search for Rip baits and saw this thread. Devastating news...heartbreaking. Cooch was an amazing angler and a resource to all of us and the bass fishing industry as a whole. Nobody owned the Delta like he did. Rip lips in peace Cooch!!
by Pil9rotten
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Neighbor Looking for Boat Storage
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Neighbor Looking for Boat Storage

My neighbor in Burlingame has a 25 foot boat that needs a 9 foot wide entrance. He had a storage place in Tahoe but recently lost it. He would like an indoor location conveinent to I-80 between San Francisco and the foothills.

Figured if anyone knew it would be here.

Thanks,

Kenji
by Pil9rotten
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Powered Trailer Mover?
Replies: 13
Views: 14217

Powered Trailer Mover?

I have looked around on the net and was wondering if there was an electric or gas powered trailer dolly out there for around $500.00. My new place has a huge driveway and a garage that fits the boat but the street is narrow and there's a utility pole at the end of my driveway so it can get really ti...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: Pig Hunting?
Replies: 5
Views: 3639

Re: Pig Hunting?

I want to start pig hunting in 2009 and have been researching it. There's a decent population at Lake Sonoma. The Army Corps has set a bow season and a shotgun season. Access is by boat. At 46, I have never hunted but want to start with pigs and turkey. I am retired military and former law enforceme...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trout Stocking Banned in 175 Lakes Enviro-nazis at it again
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Trout Stocking Banned in 175 Lakes Enviro-nazis at it again

Just saw this on KTVU. The environmental nuts are once again chipping away at the stone. This is the same tactic they have used to erode the Second Amendment. Their stance is that stocking trout adversly affects frogs and native crap-fish. Next in line WILL be eradication of non-native species in al...
by Pil9rotten
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wiring diagram for the Ranger Style T-H Trolling Motor Plug
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Wiring diagram for the Ranger Style T-H Trolling Motor Plug

I lost mine and need to make sure the wires are right for a 24 volt setup. If you have a scanned copy or link, I would be deeply appreciative.

Thanks,

Kenji
by Pil9rotten
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone have the diagrams for T-H Trolling Motor Plugs?
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Anyone have the diagrams for T-H Trolling Motor Plugs?

I lost mine and need to make sure the wires are right for a 24 volt setup. If you have a scanned copy or link, I would be deeply appreciative.

Thanks,

Kenji
by Pil9rotten
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TM Question
Replies: 1
Views: 189

TM Question

I just upgraded to a 24 volt TM and have a charger question. Do I leave the charger wires (2 sets for 2 batteries) connected to each battery as I did when the system was 12 volt. Meaning that each battery has one pos and on neg wire directly connected to the on board charger? Do I need to configure ...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal

I know the feeling. :x I feel like I have been giving birth all week. :shock: I finally got it off thanks to all the feedback from you guys. We ended up sawing the wheel off the hub then cut notches in the hub so the gear puller had something to get a bite on. My buddy provided a second set of hands...
by Pil9rotten
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Trolling Motor Replacement

Going to get a new trolling motor soon. Which are you happiest with? Minkota or Motor Guide? I currently am using a Motorguide but am open to Minkota as well. I am looking at 70lb or more, changing over to 24 volts. I don't need anything too fancy but do want a motor with lots of power without drain...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HEL

Well, I tried the gear puller and there is nothing on the back side of the wheel for it grab on to and noting in the front. This is kicking my butt. Anyone have any other suggestions?

I am frusterated.
by Pil9rotten
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HEL

I did 27 although 13 was active and the last 14 were Reserve. My last unit was a specialized expeditionary warfare unit and it was a young guys game. Too many injuries so I decided to throw in the towell. I don't regret a miniute of it except I never had the opportunity to deploy and personally get ...
by Pil9rotten
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HEL

I'll go to Autozone in the morning and swap out the wheel puller and see if it works. I did Jerry rig the wheel puller and put some torque on it but it didnt budge. I cut a piece of wood that was a tad longer that what the wheel measures across, drilled a hole in the middle and put the puller plate ...
by Pil9rotten
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HEL

Hey Mac, The dealer in Rhonert Park took forever to get the part. After 5 months, he lost my order so I wrote it off after he finally told me that he had no record of my order or payment. I ended up losing the money and he lost a customer. I ended up calling Tracker and bought it from BPS. Then I mo...
by Pil9rotten
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Nutcase needs some advice on steering wheel removal (HELP!!)

I have to replace my steering wheel and have been trying to figure out how to take off the old one. I removed the spindle retaining nut and it won't come off. The hole where the wheel connects to the spindle is tapered (wide at the bottom and narrow at the top) and I don't see anything that is keepi...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Polished Aluminum Bass Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Polished Aluminum Bass Boat

I polished it using three different grades of an aircraft polish (Also uesed on air sreams) called Nuvite. Then kept it up using flitz followed by a clay bar treatment. After every trip I would spray it down with non-ammoniated glass cleaner. Sometimes I would use glass wax when I wasn't going to po...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Retirement from the Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Retirement from the Navy

Jax is dead on about the management thing. Its an adjustment transitioning into the civilian side. Just remember to not go into "Chief mode" Civilians don't know what it means when you tell them "Turn to, I wanna see nothing but asses and elbows!" I left active duty because I was a single dad and di...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Konocti accomodations
Replies: 25
Views: 1594

Re: Ice Machine my arse

Just Dial Up. I called them a few weeks ago to confirm. They do have one (1) computer for guest use. A technically savvy Nutcase may be able to set up wireless network and we can all share. Is that doable or would it just bog down? Something to think about. I don't even think there are any close bus...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Retirement from the Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Retirement from the Navy

Chief, Congrats on the Retirement. I am in the proess of retiring after 27 years with the Coast Guard Reserve. Doesn't the Navy still have Family Service Centers? A few years back I recall a program called T.A.M.P. or something similar. After doing 13 years active duty the Navy Family Service Center...
by Pil9rotten
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DECALS
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: DECALS

Great idea. I think I'll order up some decals for a 4 stroke motor and get back on some of those lakes that banned 2 strokes.


LOL...jk
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: G3 bassboats
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: G3 bassboats

Mac! Don't tell me you don't have the Tracker anymore!! You didn't go glass on us did you? Nothing like the wind in your hair and uh umm the spray in your face when you hit TRACKER PAD!

"Hmmm...ever see a tin boat painted in Yamamoto #240 with gold flake?"

(Didn't think so :shock: )
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Smack Time " Rally Winning Weight "
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

LOL... You're all gonna get SEA SICK!!

Or is that the look of being Green with envy?

Step aside and let the real sailor show ya how it's done! :lol:


:twisted:
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: G3 bassboats
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: G3 bassboats

Being a long term fan of tin boats I will probably never convert to a glass based boat. Mostly because I like to drive it like I'm in a tank. There's some things you wanna do to get to the fish that if you had glass under you, you may think twice about. Glass and tin have their advantages and disadv...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Smack Time " Rally Winning Weight "
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Smack Time " Rally Winning Weight "

I say 45 lbs. and it will come from a wise *** driving a tin boat.



"Hmmm...Never seen a tin boat painted in junebug with red glitter"
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Emergency #'s for accidents
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Emergency #'s for accidents

The Coast Guard is also on the 9-1-1 system now. So if you don't program the numbers into your cel phone, good ol' 9-1-1 will summon the SAR Dawgs as well.

Stay Safe,

Kenji
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rally Time!
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Rally Time!

I'll be checked in and ready to fish early Thursday afternoon. I have missed every Rally since 2002 for one reason or another so I hope this will jump start my fishing again. The Rally is truly one of the best bass fishing events of the year. Looking forward to seeing some old faces as well as some ...
by Pil9rotten
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any tips for Cancun?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Any tips for Cancun?

HooRah! We are staying at a time share also one of the West Mark properties plus I'll spend a little time at the Westin (employee). I may take you up on some of that excess vacation time. See your a Marine! I Just retired from the Coast Guard. Spent 13 years active and 14 Reserve. The last 4 were wi...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any tips for Cancun?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Any tips for Cancun?

I am going to Cancun in November and plan to do some flats fishing. Anyone fish there before? What baits do I need? Rigs etc... This will not be a fly fishing trip. Are there any Bass lakes nearby? See ya at the Rally! http://www.westernbass.com/dotcom/photomain/photoother/showphoto.html?id=398
by Pil9rotten
Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Those damn recreational boaters.
Replies: 12
Views: 1857

Re: Those damn recreational boaters.

You all have valid points. This is exactly why boat operators should be required to show basic knowledge of the rules of the road AND exhibit proficiency in the form of a driver's test and licensing. We have way too many boaters on the water with no skill, no experience and no common sense. Even the...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Spirit of the Rally........
Replies: 40
Views: 2623

Re: The Spirit of the Rally........

Welcome back. I believe you were Top Nut for the 2002 Rally, weren't you? - Wolfeman Hey Wolfeman! Yes I was Top Nut and Big Nut in 2002. Other than teaching my 7 year old son how to fish, the Rally is the best time I have ever had Bass Fishing. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again ...
by Pil9rotten
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Spirit of the Rally........
Replies: 40
Views: 2623

Re: The Spirit of the Rally........

With all the talk about smack I had to throw in my .02 worth. It's been awhile but I'm going to be there this year freshly retired from the Dept. of Homeland Security with the silver bullet (Not so shiny anymore) I will be gunning for all you glitter rocket jocks so expect a spanking. Yeah that will...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Out fishing a local pond on saturday........
Replies: 47
Views: 5128

Sorry if my opinion is unpopular but....

A pat down is not a search. It's a systimatic crush and feel of the exterior clothing to detect the presence of anything that could be used as a weapon against the Officer. This is done for Officer safety and is not intended as a tool to detect contraband or "profile" someone. The Officer has a righ...
by Pil9rotten
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BASS FACTS!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: BASS FACTS!!!

I have always used my finger to check a Bass' temperature.

:shock:
by Pil9rotten
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...
Replies: 34
Views: 7815

Re: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...

The official line goes something like this: Skipper, U.S. Coast guard, we are going to conduct a boarding of your vessel to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations. Without touching them, do you have any waeapons on board? How many persons on board...including yourself? What was yo...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...
Replies: 34
Views: 7815

Re: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...

If there's anything you need to know about the Coast Guard or regulations please send me an e-mail. If there's anything I can do to help with your current situation let me know also. I know the system intimately. Been on both sides of the helm and have been there, done that and got the t-shirt. God ...
by Pil9rotten
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...
Replies: 34
Views: 7815

Re: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...

One last thing. The crew was probably from Station Rio Vista or maybe Station Vallejo. Call Rio Vista first and ask to speak with the Executive Petty Officer or the Officer in Charge. They will straighten the situation out, explain the reasoning for the boarding and help with the claim form processi...
by Pil9rotten
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...
Replies: 34
Views: 7815

Re: so i get boarded by the coast guard on friday...

14 USC 89 - Is the statute the CG uses to board your boat. We are participating in a regulated activity which subjects us to a boarding anytime we are on the water. The boarding teams are not specifically looking for drugs or other contraband. They are stopping and boarding you to ensure compliance ...
by Pil9rotten
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berkeley Aquatic Park Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: Berkeley Aquatic Park Fishing

Pass it up, it's way too "urban" and trashy. You'd be better off driving another ten minutes and hitting San Pablo Dam.


Kenji
by Pil9rotten
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bulk silicone???
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Bulk silicone???

Try this product from TAP Plastic. I have used it on a number of soft plastics I have designed and it's perfect. Every bait comes out shiny and perfect. The problem with Plaster is it's porus. Plastisol fills in all of the microscopic holes in the plaster so the finished bait tends to stick and come...
by Pil9rotten
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does Speed really matter??
Replies: 68
Views: 61773

Re: Does Speed really matter??

"There is NO body of water in California ( unless your an idiot and going in circles ) that you can go 80 miles in ONE direction... "


Last I checked California was a coastal state so there is a body of water you can travel 80 miles in one direction. Ever heard of the delta?


LOL
by Pil9rotten
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: People Enjoying Tasty Animals up to no good...
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Re: People Enjoying Tasty Animals up to no good...

Well, There are more waterfowl today than in the past 30 years. This is due to conservation by sportsmen. There are so many deer in many states that they are culled by professional sharpshooters, herded up to be spayed and nuetered (New Jersey). Many states including Michigan allow culling of female...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: People Enjoying Tasty Animals up to no good...
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Re: Boycott these companies who support PeTA

All I did was advocate that if you disagree with PeTA then boycott companies that support them. I don't call that bashing anyone and certainly didn't mean to indirectly insult you or others with special needs. Boycott the companies until they pull their support of PeTA. PeTA readily advocates the us...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does Speed really matter??
Replies: 68
Views: 61773

Re: Does Speed really matter??

Depends. If you have spots in familiar water that is far from the launch during a tournament then speed counts. If you are way out in the sticks and it's close to weigh in, then speed counts. My view is that it does not matter. As a tin boat driver with a 65 hp merc, speed is not an option. Oh, I ca...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: People Enjoying Tasty Animals up to no good...
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Boycott these companies who support PeTA

Here is a link from the peta site that lists companies who support peta. http://www.petabusinessfriends.com/ Not that any of us would use : VEGETARIAN dog food :? Organic tofu :shock: Vegan skin care products :oops: VEGETARIAN shoes :? (Didn't know shoes ate) Herbivore Magazine :roll: Gay Financial ...
by Pil9rotten
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: People Enjoying Tasty Animals up to no good...
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

I LOVE ANIMALS!!!!

They taste GREAT!

Ted Nugent's recipe is the best.

Fire and dead stuff.
by Pil9rotten
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fire at Windflower Point - Clear Lake, CA.
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Fire at Windflower Point - Clear Lake, CA.

I think that fire was the weekend after Labor Day unless it burned two weekends in a row. I saw it too. Pretty intense with the CDF chopper and crew they dropped off.
by Pil9rotten
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GPS/Sonar, Need Your Opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 342

GPS/Sonar, Need Your Opinions

Here I am again looking to fellow Nutcases for their usual spot on opinion on gear and such. After my last trip to clear lake I decided that I want the conveinence of having an integrated GPS/Sonar unit. My past experience has always shown me that individual electronics NOT integrated has always per...
by Pil9rotten
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Geez, I love my new boat !!! :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Geez, I love my new boat !!! :-)

Chris, Being a fellow tin boat sailor I can totally appreciate your rig. 30 mph is almost "Tracker Pad" we should race sometime and throw in some obsticles like sand bars, roots sticking out of narrow channels and maybe some shallow gravel beds. Stuff the glass boats are afraid to venture into...LOL...

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