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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Rokefin on October 17, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »
Great info Arimadrifter, I like getting all this info on all subjects - gets printed and put in my boat file.
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Arima Life / Re: Sea ranger 17 fuel capacity puzzle
« Last post by Arimadrifter on October 17, 2018, 08:48:49 AM »
Squid - I think the original integrated fuel tanks on the earlier 17s were 23 gallons. My 17 SC is a '91 and it has a 23 gallon tank. Arima managed to upgrade the tank size sometime after that ('91) to I believe a 27 or 28 gallon tank. Some of the earlier models were able to upgrade to the larger tanks and some like mine, were not.
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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Arimadrifter on October 17, 2018, 08:37:58 AM »
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by Ko Ho on October 17, 2018, 08:32:52 AM »
: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:
+1 on the Tanacoms. It's like the difference between manual and electric downriggers.
BTW, it's always a good idea to ask people here on how to spend your money. They're really good at it.
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Arima Life / Re: Boat too far forward on trailer?
« Last post by Arimadrifter on October 17, 2018, 08:32:11 AM »
Here's a recommendation I found on-line. Take it for what it's worth.....

https://www.etrailer.com/question-105291.html
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by blue heron on October 17, 2018, 08:17:36 AM »
Different strokes for different folks.  Halibut can be found in shallower water but usually are less numerous (they are taken not far off Makah Bay beach by kayakers).  On my boat it is usually a 2 hour boat ride out of Neah Bay, 30 minutes of fishing to limit (not always that quick), then a 2 hour boat ride back to the dock.  We fish 500 feet down so only 2 lines in the water at a time to reduce snagging each other.  As noted, fishing that deep with manual reels can be tiring and that is one reason we never use bait.   We tired of reeling in dog fish shark who loved the herring we were using for bait.  Now we use only very heavy pipe jigs with very strong treble hooks and swivels on the hooks.  NOTE: The pipe jigs work well where we fish but have been less successful at other locations like Westport where bait may be better.  We pound the bottom with the heavy pipe jig.  In addition to the mentioned equipment above, have a couple bleeding lines to bleed out in the water.  Reeling in the heavy pipe jig is a pain and an electric reel would be nice, however, when we have a fish on it doesn't seem to bother anybody working the pole manually (that is the fun part - right?).
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Open Forum / Re: Should I trade it in?
« Last post by Markshoreline on October 17, 2018, 06:46:12 AM »
With that motor I could use the passing lane anytime I wanted!  🚀
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Open Forum / Re: Should I trade it in?
« Last post by HemiGTX on October 17, 2018, 06:28:31 AM »
yes! That is my vision for your car.  Except you should keep the stock paint and don't give up those stickers on the rear bumper authorizing you to use the HOV lane.
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by Fisherdv on October 17, 2018, 06:10:00 AM »
Do the halibut up there move into shallower, warmer water during the springtime?
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: Swiftsure Halibut and Lings
« Last post by Markshoreline on October 16, 2018, 11:22:14 PM »
It ain't the size of the fish it's the depth and current and repetition that makes the Tanacom valuable!  Just add a plug that fits into your downrigger connector.
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