gonfishin

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  1. The Outback is a 2012...we did some plastic welding...theres a lot to do and they are fairly fine cracks, so getting the HDPE material in the crack is tough with significantly increasing the size of the crack. After plastic welding I put an additional large patch over the 2 cracks near the drive , we'll see what happens. The other cracks are now covered in a somewhat heavy layer of marine goop.
  2. Anyone see this before...the 1st is inside the hull, 2nd is the outside , its same crack at the front of the drive well. Tough spot to repair..Also finding 5 or 6 cracks 1/2 " cracks like in the 3rd photo....is it possible these are responsible for about 2-3 quarts of water in the hull on my last couple of trips in choppy water.. I'm trying marine goop as a repair.
  3. apparently respect for the property ( garbage, access to homes, parking illegally) as well as to the residents is being severely impacted by the crowds of people showing up due to overflow & pressure on the other beaches. Its probably gotten to hard to handle safely with over extended town resources....
  4. Excellent points..thank you. On the Mojo Inshore 7' MHF , the 1st guide is on the smaller side, so the 3500 may be the correct reel. I'm considering the 3000 too , smaller reel holding 190 of 30lb braid. I'm fishing from a kayak and rely on the drag to do the work, the 3000 may be fine , except for the smaller handle. Question for you. How does the length of the stem, consequently the angle the line comes off the reel effect performance and feel. Does it make the reel seems "bigger" ?
  5. In regard to the BG 3500 & 4000, why in your opinion did Daiwa use the same body & rotor on both reels. The line capacity is the only difference. Inshore fish rarely spooI your reel. If the 4000 seems to big for a 7' ST Croix Mojo inshore MHF , will the 3500 feel the same. The 3000 feels slightly small overall, & no power handle .
  6. All great points . I found out today that the restriction will now be in place on SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. For me, its about management of town property , or lack of desire to manage it intelligently. The residents have rights as property owners and should be respected and heard.... and although resources are stretched at this point for all municipalities, the TOB should figure it out so people can enjoy the waterfront and have water access. To close this for the entire weekend is obsurd. It needs to be managed correctly , and the town needs to do it.
  7. Nothing has changed, it has gone on for years... the car guys show up early and are gone by 10 or 11 am. But to restrict overall public access, for an entire day , to an area that we rightfully have access to, because of an opinion of a certain group is awful civic policy. If there are to many cars coming in over-exceeding capacity of the lot , then the town should manage it ....like other beach parking lots. Poor policy and management at this point. I feel the Loop parkway is a seperate issue.
  8. The Town of Babylon restricted public access to the Oak Beach fishing pier, jetty, and Kayak launch by locking the gates & closing off the parking lot last Sunday 7/26/20 to the public. They claimed the residents of Oak Beach complained about the public gathering of classic cars & motorcycles that occurs in the parking lot on Sundays . I arrived at 6:45 and the gates were locked. No fishing, no way to launch a Kayak . I called the town and was told the parking lot will be closed on Sundays due to the classic car gatherings, but it would open during the week. So if fisherman or park goers , who have only sunday to do it, want to spend time and have free water access at Oak Beach they can't . The town will not return phone calls. Please stand up for our right of public access to our waterways & state property. I believe there is an agreement between NYS and the TOB that allows public access to this area.
  9. The Town of Babylon restricted public access to the Oak Beach fishing pier, jetty, and Kayak launch by closing off the parking lot last Sunday 7/26/20 to the public. They claimed the residents of Oak Beach complained about the gathering of classic cars & motorcycles that occurs in the parking lot of Sundays . I arrived at 6:45 and the gates were locked. No fishing, no way to launch a Kayak . I called the town again this week and they will not return my phone call. Please stand up for our right of public access to our waterways & state property. As stated above there is an agreement between NYS and the TOB that allows public access to this area.
  10. For the Outback i always use a stern line ...along with the traditional yakima straps . I've traveled 150 miles on the highway with this set up for many years with out any issues. Remember to put a twist in the straps to avoid the howling road wind noise.
  11. I have Subaru Outback with slightly angled rear window. I use a roller loader on the back window, with a Yakima Hulley roller and saddle combination on the roof. The Outback slides up easily onto the roof once the nose of the kayak is placed on the roller loader. Roller loader picture is attached.
  12. I have a few old wooden metal lipped Danny plugs and wooden Gibbs that i would like to restore. Can someone suggest a good sanding / painting method , can i use a bone colored spray paint and sealer.
  13. Check this website out....seems to give a variety of useful information.... www.tides4fishing.com
  14. Any experience or advice on the amount of play in the hubsI on a 2012 Outback with the V2 mirage drive....after tightening all cables there seems to still be play when the hubs are "pulled apart". Only if the cables are extremely tight is the play eliminated. But then the fins don't drop down.
  15. Has anyone purchased and used a power handle with the rubber knob on the Calcutta ..what # test backing is recommended when using 40# braid .