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by Riplip
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pair of Lowrance X15 $100 for both :Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Pair of Lowrance X15 $100 for both

PM sent
by Riplip
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1997 Ranger 488vs
Replies: 11
Views: 6481

Re: 1997 Ranger 488vs

Any idea about hours on motor?
by Riplip
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Teleflex cylinder repair

Got it...Thanks!
by Riplip
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Teleflex cylinder repair

I have a quart of sea star fluid. When you say turn to the side you are replacing do you mean turn to left, replace left seal looking back or right seal looking back? Turning to the left pushes the cylinder to the right, correct? Thanks, Wes
by Riplip
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Teleflex cylinder repair

Which type of ATF did you use?
by Riplip
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Teleflex cylinder repair

Thanks..that is EXACTLY what is was looking for. Sea Star says any other fluid will void the warranty, but my warranty is LONG gone.
by Riplip
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hot Foot Install
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Hot Foot Install

Oops, senior moment...I installed a flatfoot :oops:
by Riplip
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hot Foot Install
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Hot Foot Install

It's pretty easy, just kinda hard to put the saw to your deck if you aren't sure what is under there. I marked the approximate placement with tape and then carefully drilled a 1" hole in the middle of my template, it looked good so I widened it with a dremel until i could see there was nothing ...
by Riplip
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Teleflex cylinder repair

Yeah, I have the spanner wrench. Looks pretty simple, just want feedback if anyone has done it before.
by Riplip
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teleflex cylinder repair
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Teleflex cylinder repair

Anyone out there replaced the seals on the Sea star hydraulic cylinder (not the helm) ? Mine has been leaking slightly for some time...PIA to keep purging. Bought a seal kit, gonna try this week.
by Riplip
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Who Catches The Fish, Guide or Client ????
Replies: 26
Views: 3439

Re: Who Catches The Fish, Guide or Client ????

Ditto Joe Bruce's comment. Johnny C rarely fishes on a guide trip unless asked. Those pics are from fishing with buddys or solo. Like Cooch said, it's all about the client.
by Riplip
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punching Rod
Replies: 23
Views: 4006

Re: Punching Rod

Dobyns or Powell 805
by Riplip
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dose Don Pedro or New Melonie Put Out Bigger Bass ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: Dose Don Pedro or New Melonie Put Out Bigger Bass ?

There 'aint no big fish at either one. I know for sure, cuz I haven't caught one and I've been tryin for years! LOL

Seriously, plenty of giants in both, but monster spots at Melonies. BTW, a 6lb spot will jsut about wear you out compared to a 6lb largie.
by Riplip
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop repair advice
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Prop repair advice

Thanks all, I will heed the advice.
by Riplip
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop repair advice
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Prop repair advice

Bumped something pretty good fishing with the boys on father's day. Slight damage to all four blades. Should I send it to Phils or use some one local? If I do send it, what is the best method of shipping? I live in the east bay. Thanks.
by Riplip
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: HDS 5 or TM Upgrade???
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: HDS 5 or TM Upgrade???

That would depend on where and how you fish. If you are primarily a delta guy, the TM is more important than fancy electronics...(ole' Coochie uses a rock and a string for depth I think). Power fishing and casting to visible cover benifit from a strong reliable TM. Dropshot and deep jig fishing are ...
by Riplip
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for tips and ideas for a Deck Extension
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Looking for tips and ideas for a Deck Extension

You could ask over on bassboatcentral.com Ranger fourms. I'll bet its been done before.
by Riplip
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Pitch Question at Altitude
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Prop Pitch Question at Altitude

I believe it is one inch of pitch per 1000ft of elevation, so if you run a 25p normally you would want a 23p at 3000ft.
by Riplip
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone missing some braid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: Anyone missing some braid?

I'm feeling much better now, thanks for that! :lol:

Seriously, I was hoping to remind everyone of the impact of discarded fishing line. My work here is done. Thanks to all...
by Riplip
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone missing some braid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Anyone missing some braid?

Just noticed some spots on the driveway under my lower unit. Hmm...pulled the prop and removed about 30yards of some nice looking braid, maybe 80lb test. :evil: Into the shop, and $180 and two seals later and I'm good to go. Oh yeah, the shop gave me another 30yards worth! :shock: Discarded line suc...
by Riplip
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help - What do you say when:
Replies: 17
Views: 2526

Re: Help - What do you say when:

Just think of what happens in your livewell...The fish metabolize the dissolved O2 and without recirculating (areating) the water, the fish will "suffocate" even though they are still wet.
by Riplip
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rip Bait Rod
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Re: Rip Bait Rod

I learned to rip on a Billy Westmoreland spinning rod that was about 5'6" long, when we used to call it "twitchin". I got very comfortable with a shorter rod and for years I used a 6' Shimano and did very well, but I tried a few longer rods and decided to compromise on the 684. I'm 5'...
by Riplip
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some nice rods and reels, diawa, dobyns, shimano...
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Some nice rods and reels, diawa, dobyns, shimano...

Sent you a PM...I want the SBMT
by Riplip
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Reservoir Lures
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: California Reservoir Lures

Johnny has been housebound with all that black ice in the driveway. No wonder he calls you right back... :wink:
by Riplip
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Giant Spotted Bass
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Giant Spotted Bass

You gotta give those babies a try! They flat out whack 'em!
by Riplip
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's your Favorite Crankbait...
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: What's your Favorite Crankbait...

I love throwin' right in tight cover and bangin' the junk, which makes it hard to buy $20 lures that may last an hour or less. Having said that, it still all comes back to confidence in what you are doing, and the right tools to get it done. So, here's my list: Shallow: Timber Tiger DC4 Speed Trap B...
by Riplip
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: jerkbaits
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Re: jerkbaits

The best aspect of jerkbait fishing from my experience is the ability to get fish that aren't on a reaction bite, using a reaction technique. I like to vary the pause, sometimes add just a wiggle, when intercepting a prime piece of structure. I will toss across a point and work it down to it's opera...
by Riplip
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Meeting forum people in real life.
Replies: 26
Views: 2356

Re: Meeting forum people in real life.

How do you know if you met Bones before he "got sick"??? :shock:
by Riplip
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Topwater Pop-R's, Rico's etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Topwater Pop-R's, Rico's etc.

Late Feb thu early Nov for me. I could probably add the rest of the calander but I just don't try enough in winter. Speed kills!
by Riplip
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bike seat stuck
Replies: 21
Views: 2637

Re: Bike seat stuck

I don't know about your particular boat, but when mine gets stuck I can get 'em out using a pipe wrench.
Wrap some tape around the pole for traction, then use a rag to protect the pole when you apply the pipe wrench.
by Riplip
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Johnny C "school of bass"
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Johnny C "school of bass"

Ditto...
by Riplip
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ever fish with bears?
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Ever fish with bears?

Oh yeah, salmon fishing on the Klamath at a place called ishi pishi falls, near Orleans. The bears would come down to the river on the other side and do their thing while we did ours. Man those bears can fish! They were lazy, showing up around 9 or so and in no hurry to get wet. When we would catch ...
by Riplip
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: John Chiarpotti - Fuel & Fire - Late Summer Lakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

Re: John Chiarpotti - Fuel & Fire - Late Summer Lakes

Johnny, you know I hang on every word...

The audio is blocked by the internet nazis at work, but I check 'em out whenever I can get the kids off the dang laptops at home.

Always good info comming from a motherlode expert. Keep 'em up!
by Riplip
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Reservior Lures/Johnny C's pro guide jigs
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: California Reservior Lures/Johnny C's pro guide jigs

Johnny hand ties each and every one of his jigs by himself.

Dude, you better stock up on some Red bull...
by Riplip
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: weekend weather change
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: weekend weather change

Yep.




Just kidding...I have no idea :?
by Riplip
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does the West have better anglers?
Replies: 33
Views: 4802

Re: Does the West have better anglers?

Revelance? :roll:
by Riplip
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any thoughts on an oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Any thoughts on an oil leak

Do you have hydraulic steering? Could be leaking seals or bleeders as well.
by Riplip
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hot August fish
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Hot August fish

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Got out for a short trip with my buddy Johnny C on Melones recently. Bite was pretty tuff, but Johnny always gets on 'em. If you haven't checked out his jigs...you should. [/img]
by Riplip
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: It's what you make it
Replies: 1
Views: 761

It's what you make it

Ever since I was 14 or so and decided to make bass fishing a significant part of my life, I have taken from the sport. I have taken a deep appreciation for conservation, the great outdoors, and a sense of purpose. I have taken political action to defend our environment, educated my freinds and assoc...
by Riplip
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TIDE HELP PLEASE
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: TIDE HELP PLEASE

I'm no expert, thats for sure, but like you, I wanted to learn how to pattern tidal bass. What I have learned after concentrating on the delta for the last five years or so is to focus more on how the fish in a particular area relate to the water movement. As the tide covers or exposes the weeds/roc...
by Riplip
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O. Pro-Teen XII needs boaters!
Replies: 71
Views: 7432

Re: C.O. Pro-Teen XII needs boaters!

Ok Cooch...

The boat is fixed and I'm in! Just registered this AM. See you all there. 8)
by Riplip
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Elite X-5
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Lowrance Elite X-5

cool, thanks.
by Riplip
Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Elite X-5
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Lowrance Elite X-5

My trusty old X-85 finally took a dump last month. The boat is in the shop for some steering system work and I started browsing the new sonar units. They recomended the Elite X-5, around $450. Any feedback?
by Riplip
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How manny HR's can you get out of a ENG
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: How manny HR's can you get out of a ENG

98 EFI 225 now at 875 and goin strong
by Riplip
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trailering lighting problem
Replies: 29
Views: 2847

Re: Trailering lighting problem

Steve, like Greg I have changed my ground to the vehicle frame and never had another problem. I can't explain exactly why it works, but it's not a difficult or expensive mod.

Greg, if you had greased adequately, your lever would be very straight...
by Riplip
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trailering lighting problem
Replies: 29
Views: 2847

Re: Trailering lighting problem

Hey Greg, don't knock greasing your balls till you tried it...
by Riplip
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O. Pro-Teen XII needs boaters!
Replies: 71
Views: 7432

Re: C.O. Pro-Teen XII needs boaters!

My boat is heading to the shop this week. Bad seals on the hydraulic steering = no control at 30mph or more. I wouldn't take someone's kid unless I'm sure it is safe. This would be my 4th year and it is a blast. I will be there if it looks like the repairs will be done in time. (thanks Frank)
by Riplip
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Rods Warranty---Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3239

Re: Dobyns Rods Warranty---Question

Gary, I'd take Johnny up on that one! He lets his clients catch all the fish...
by Riplip
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fluke question
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Fluke question

Flouro keeps the bait down and low stretch equals good feel and hookset. A swivel enhances action and also helps keep the bait down in the zone.
by Riplip
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help Fishing with Frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Re: Help Fishing with Frogs

Keep it simple with colors. Something YOU can see well is a good place to start. Black or white will usually get bit. Look for any shade during midday, otherwise just thow it wherever you normally catch fish.The best thing about froggin is that you can throw it almost anywhere...like way back behind...

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