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Arima Life / Re: tell me what reel you would buy
« Last post by croaker stroker on Today at 08:10:03 PM »
I have these two Penns.

Fathom 12
Fathom 15 LD2

The Fathom 12 is very difficult to disengage the freespool if under pressure (like if you are stuck on a rock). I have heard that the parts break if you force it without releasing the pressure. Not good for newbies. Maybe they fixed this with the newer Fathom II. ?  I notice the new Fathom II is available with two types of cast control...or without.

The Fathom 15 LD2. I bought because I wanted the lever drag and there wasn’t a single speed available. I don’t like the two speed. The lower speed is too low and I keep accidentally knocking it into low gear....not a good thing while fighting a feisty fish that decides to run toward the boat.

A Shimano Charter Special might be a way to go. Level wind and lever drag.

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-TR2000LD-Charter-Levelwind-Capacity/dp/B0014436WK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2W88G6L3JXBNK&dchild=1&keywords=penn+charter+special&qid=1600831162&sprefix=penn+Charter%2Caps%2C225&sr=8-1
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Arima Life / Re: Honda 90 Outboard - Exhaust smoke?
« Last post by Allbay on Today at 08:02:12 PM »
I've got a 2005 Honda 150 with the exhaust port in the same location. It's in the same general location on my Honda 8 kicker too. I get a little blueish exhaust every once in a while when I first fire it up the 150, generally when it's cold. The only time I really get smoke is when I fire my motors up after being fogged for winter. My exhaust port vents at idle, running slow and my kicker at speed. I imagine the 150 is the same at speed, but I try not to hang off the back of the boat at 23 knots  :wink:
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Arima Life / Re: Honda 90 Outboard - Exhaust smoke?
« Last post by Holokai on Today at 07:56:40 PM »
I have the same engine but a 2014...  It will show smoke on cool, damp, foggy days.  On warm to hot days you won't see anything..
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Tips & Tricks / Re: Spray rails --- Barbour plastics
« Last post by croaker stroker on Today at 07:56:25 PM »

Over three years now and I am still liking mine.
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Wife out fished me again!
« Last post by Danno on Today at 06:53:43 PM »
She’s a brute!   :bigshock:

The salmon, that is
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Arima Life / What’s The Largest Kicker
« Last post by ThePatriot on Today at 06:51:46 PM »
I have a SR21 HT and I’m thinking about upgrading my kicker. I have a Honda 8hp on there now and would like to go bigger. 

It would be nice to have a kicker large enough for tuna trolling speeds.   

I’m thinking about the Suzuki 20hp. It’s only about 18 pounds heavier than my Honda. 

What is the largest kicker anyone out there runs on their Arima’s?
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I'd insist they at least break the motor in.......    :wink:
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Arima Life / Re: Gelcoat repair options
« Last post by ThePatriot on Today at 06:41:39 PM »
Keep in mind gelcoat has a limited shelf life. 3-6 months after opened.  Not sure how much you want to fix but a quart goes a long way. A gallon is massive.  Try to find pint size for small chips and scratches.  The kits are okay. 

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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Wife out fished me again!
« Last post by croaker stroker on Today at 06:41:04 PM »
I’m thinking you should maybe just give up. No sense humiliating yourself. Maybe you could polish the boat while she fishes or something.
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Wife out fished me again!
« Last post by headduck on Today at 06:40:17 PM »
Big fish or small wife? Makes her look miniature. Nice.
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