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  1. I’m super satisfied with this thing. The pistons work well, and it’s super easy to load single handed. Thanks for the input fellas.
  2. Well now C! Update: I bout a Hullavator and it works great. Moving the boat on my own on top of the 4Runner. I also bought Thule cross bars and mounted it the same way. I realized as long as the boat is secured to the car independently of the rack, should the rack fail, I'll be fine. I'm just thinking in a absolute worst case situation. I'm sure the rack will hold up fine.
  3. With less than 24 hours of kayak ownership under my belt it's already become abundantly obvious that getting the boat on and off of my truck is a challenge. My research has led me to the Thule Hullavator, however I have a couple of questions that I can't find the answers to online so I thought I'd pose them to the group. The empty weight of the Hobie according to spec is 85 lbs, and the spec weight limit for the Hullavator is published at 75 lbs. This limitation doesn't seem to be stopping anyone, so what's the deal? It's clear that the Thule system can support the weight of the boat, however I'm concerned that if there was ever a problem, I'd be out of luck warrantee wise, and worse if the roof rack ever failed while I'm on the highway - and damaged someone else's vehicle (I live in NJ, and let's be honest, our state isn't the cram of the crop when it comes to driving skills and good road manors) I would find myself in a world of legal hurt. Second Question: Can I mount the cross bars to my OEM Toyota 4Runner rack?
  4. Hello, I bought a used Hobie Outback today! I mostly just surf fish but with a lot of free time this fall I decided the time was right to buy a boat. I have a wetsuit and surftop that I use for fishing in Montauk, I'm wondering if I can put them to use in the kayak? Or should I get a dry suit? It's still rather warm in NJ where I live and fish, both in terms of air temp and water temp so I'm not sure if a dry suit is warranted yet or not. I think by November I will definitely need one, but until then is a wetsuit safe?
  5. Thursday, (late sorry) Out back in MONCO, night shift fished the outgoing into the flood. One love tap at slack and that was it. I heard peanuts, didn't see any. Deep into the skunk.
  6. Fall in AC for the last few years hans't been that great, May on the other hand... fuego! That said every time I come back to my car after a fishing expedition there and it's not up on blocks and on fire, I call it a win. My idea of what a "rough aria" is perhaps a little skewed so I don't think it's anything to worry about. Be smart, lock your car, don't leave any valuables in plain sight and you should be fine. I usually park in a well lit open aira and there's always a few other vehicles nearby. You can get broken into anywhere.
  7. That's funny my hiking buddy and I used to abvriate it to just The Pat-a-Guch. I'm in Jerzy, but I make a coupe trips a year to MTK and the cape. So I hit it all, sand rocks cold, weeds, warm ect.
  8. Totally, duct tape and rubber cement will only get you so far in life.
  9. Hi, I'd like to up my wader game. I've been using Frogg Toggs boot foot waders for the last three years, and I've blasted thru two pairs of them. They are good entry level waders, but I put in a lot of time on the water and I've already done two major patch jobs on my present pair this spring. I'm interested in a higher quality pair of waders, that are more durable and I'd like to make the switch to stocking foot waders. I've been using Patagonia gear for hiking since the early 90's and I like generally like their stuff, it's well made and they have a friendly repair policy. It seems tho, that the Patagonia fishing gear is totally focused on fly fishing and I'm having a hard time deciding which pair would work for surf fishing in the North East. Can anyone with experince recommend an all in one pair of Patagonia waders? I'm looking for something I can wear from March thru December, maybe when I fish on really hot day (which is super rare) I'll use my Frogg Toggs which are still totally serviceable.
  10. In terms of being cut, it definitely happens, even a session of throwing SP's on my 8 foot I've cut my middle finger to ribbons. I throw hard, and use my "forward" hand to pull down on the fulcrum to lever more torque out of the motion. There is a lot of force generated at the business end of the cast and all that force is traveling over the finger holding the line. The cuts don't happen all at once usually, the start on the side of my middle finger and work inward towards the center. I've been using gloves for the last few seasons like I mentioned in my og post, but I've been curious how others deal with this issue.
  11. Jerry Lives! I Knew it
  12. Thanks, this is exactly the stuff I was asking about. Thanks guys seems like in terms of a glove situation the Aqua Skins is the clear fav. And Hockey tape! I would never have thought of that.
  13. Hi, I hope everyone is healthy and having a productive fishing season. I'm wondering what everyone likes in terms casting finger protection. I've been using Mechanix gloves for the last few years but they tend to wear out. I also sometimes use duct tape, but I don't like the tactile feeling on my fingertip with the line. I've seen some people using what looks like an ACE bandage finger condom kind of deal, what are those? I've also seen people using golf/batting gloves. Protecting the casting finger is key to throwing long but I'm tired of blowing money on work gloves. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
  14. there is an excellent John Skinner video on how to swim big spooks. Just search for it, it's awesome.
  15. I got my nicest fish so far this year on the long shot. I felt the same way, I would always clip on the SP, but I decided to put my faith in the bomber and it delivered.