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  1. I used zip ties
  2. Would you do $100 for the swimmers
  3. Plastic Pencils look like Yankee
  4. What do you think the realistic weight limit is on this trailer?
  5. Thinking Tsunami
  6. Stopped by the Sandwich Marina bulkhead 10.15 to 11 . Didn't see any casting demo. Was I at wrong bulkhead?
  7. Yes I was too near him , lot of mugging going on. I was up here all week staying in Plymouth for family reunion. Unfortunately Uncle Bill ended up in hospital ,quite serious, inflamation from shingles virus lead to meningitis and encephalitis. Going to be a long recovery. Met a great bunch of people who I fished with all week , had lots of fun ,some interesting entertainment and quality fish ( all released) capped with a 46" taken on the first cast with a new Davies mini canal cruiser. Tested out Blackhole rods I built from blanks acquired from Kilsong at surf day. 11' Heavy Surf II and 12' East Coast. Might go to century casting demo today, I have never tried a 1328 so hope they bring one.
  8. If you look closely with infrared you can see me me fighting a fish on Cape side extreme right of picture. From the hoots and hollering it sounded like there were more fish on your side near the pier, couldn't tell for sure with the fog. would have liked to make troll bash but had to visit family member in Hyannis hospital today.
  9. Roddy , thanks for posting , the canal in the video is where I first started fishing as a kid in Ireland almost 40 years ago. My home backed up to the canal and I fished it almost daily for 15 years before moving to USA.
  10. One I saw north of Jaco, estimated 19'
  11. Bought a Lifetime 8' Hydros for my daughter when she was 10, $170 at Sams two years ago . Also have two west marine Pompano 12's (Tarpon 12 clone), now that she's 12 she uses one of the Pompanos when we go out no problem. Even at 10 she would use the Pompano . If I was doing it again I should have bought her a Pompano.
  12. Carbon blades are 200 , the less fragile Fiberglas blade 140.
  13. Based on your two selections I figure you are a high angle paddler , for about 140 you can get an aquabound manta ray carbon shaft which will run about 30-31oz in a 230 model. Going to be lighter than the fiberglass shafts you selected.
  14. Assuming it is clean and fit good before. I have sanded both century and zziplexs to get a better fit. Use 600-1000 grit . Sand a little, clean with alcohol and test fit. Replete til happy. A second method to fit , apply grease to male portion ,white lithium works as you can see the carbon as you work the male into the female . Insert male section and work it around. , spin it several times , this will polish and finely sand the joint. Take apart and clean both sections of grease ( the grease will blacken as it contained carbon particles now.) dry fit again , repete until fit perfect fit it achieved. i find high humidity and heat-caused tighter joints.
  15. I magged my first avet back around 2002/2003 when they first came out as I wanted a lever drag for surf bait fishing. That SX has been test cast over 200 yards in fields tests. I later moved on to daiwa saltist lever drags in size 20 and 30 as the drag engagement on the early avet was not linear and lacked a little in repeatability. I have cast those saltists over 200 yards too. I still like lever drags for bait fishing when I do it . bigger levers can be magged too just need more braking to be manageable. Self magging is relatively easy and plenty of articles and ideas on net on how to do it.