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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by Mooch on Yesterday at 08:40:43 PM »
SR1,

Admittedly my first response didn't answer your questions, so here's some pics of my ling/butt kit.  Nothing special, but works for me.  Covers both inner and outer waters.  Over years I've gotten very lazy.  No canyons for me.  Instead of a Tanacom, I decided to institute a rule that splits catch evenly; thus I can operate the boat and let the young bucks reel like I once did.   :wink:

Terminal thoughts:  Bait for butts; live bait for lings.  Lacking those; metal deep, plastics shallow. 





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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by polarbill1999 on Yesterday at 08:31:22 PM »
One thing that looks odd is your bow stop.  It seems too high.  I think the recommended would be so that when you winch the boat on the top of the u bolt snugs up to the stop while the bow is snug to the stop as well.  That would prevent bounce.  You could also use a ratcheting tie down strap to keep the bow from bouncing as much.

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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Fishdodger on Yesterday at 08:29:15 PM »
Could that trailer be meant for a large boat?
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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Peddler on Yesterday at 06:45:41 PM »
As already mentioned, the axel is definitely too far back. You should be able to take it to a ez loader dealer and have them check it out. There must be specs for the location of axel.

I disagree. The longer the wheelbase, the more-stable the trailer, assuming tongue weight is within 5-10% of total weight. There’s no rule for axle placement, just guidelines for weight distribution.

The axles on my trailer are as far-back as they can possibly be. Tows as straight as an arrow, pushing close to 10,000-lbs, 850-ish lbs of tongue weight.

If you’re going to get into moving the axle, you should start by taking the rig, with a typical load to proper scale and get axle and tongue weights measured. Then you can start moving things around if you feel it’s necessary. Frankly, if it ain’t broke, and it’s towing well now, you’re chasing problems that don’t exist.


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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Fisherdv on Yesterday at 06:12:34 PM »
As already mentioned, the axel is definitely too far back. You should be able to take it to a ez loader dealer and have them check it out. There must be specs for the location of axel.

 :yeahthat:
I had issues with my post being to short and the way my boat sat on my trailer, so I ended up going to Pacific Trailer where I bought a correct height post and while there, they adjusted it for me.
Also from my understanding, having the axles that far towards the back can, on some trailers, make the trailer walk when going down the freeway, kind of like speed wobbles.
On my boat, for reference, my transom sits right above the cross beam of the trailer with the sponsons hanging over, no exposed bunks, and my axles are much further forward. Also your tongue extension looks to be the same length as mine and IMO, I wouldn't trim down your tongue extension, but I would adjust your bunks, move the axles forward, and adjust your bow post position.
:yeahthat:, and add a vertical bow strap if you can’t adjust the bow pad to sit right on top of the bow eye. If removing old, rusted u-bolts or fasteners be sure to replace with new.
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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by AJFishin on Yesterday at 05:51:38 PM »
As already mentioned, the axel is definitely too far back. You should be able to take it to a ez loader dealer and have them check it out. There must be specs for the location of axel.

 :yeahthat:
I had issues with my post being to short and the way my boat sat on my trailer, so I ended up going to Pacific Trailer where I bought a correct height post and while there, they adjusted it for me.
Also from my understanding, having the axles that far towards the back can, on some trailers, make the trailer walk when going down the freeway, kind of like speed wobbles.
On my boat, for reference, my transom sits right above the cross beam of the trailer with the sponsons hanging over, no exposed bunks, and my axles are much further forward. Not sure how long your tongue extension is, but mine is 33" from where it goes into my trailer. IMO, I wouldn't trim down your tongue extension, till after you adjusted your bunks, move the axles forward, and adjust your bow post position.
 :twocents:
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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Arimadrifter on Yesterday at 04:50:42 PM »
As already mentioned, the axel is definitely too far back. You should be able to take it to a ez loader dealer and have them check it out. There must be specs for the location of axel.
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Yes, awesome catch!  I think given the shark info I'd prefer to drop a pot and pull it up with a rope!!!
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by Markshoreline on Yesterday at 02:08:20 PM »
 :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
I've ran out to the canyon 50 miles in my 19 in glassy water running almost 30 mph the entire trip, buddy boating with wedocq.  I've also just left the Neah Bay marina and got into the strait when a buddy who is a very experienced boater got sick from the awful water.  Use your good judgement!!!

If in a spot such as the canyon the water is 5-600 ft I have one word for you... TANACOM!   After a few bait checks pulling a 3 lb. sinker up from that depth the last thing you'll want to crank up manually is a big halibut.  :jester:
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Small marine 6 oct coho fishery...any experience
« Last post by headduck on Yesterday at 10:52:59 AM »
Just drove by the river and its flush with anglers...may have missed the bay and might head straight to the river. 
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