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Forum: California Spearfishing 02-21-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Catalina Camper gored by Buffalo

Just like President Trump; all of God's creatures are peaceful,.....until they have a bad hair day...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-21-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Any recommendations for Yamaha 4 stroke service?

Nice looking rig....Usually, gummy fuel from sitting is the problem for starting and running...sounds like it is fine in that area...I would flush the fuel tank of old residue and try running it...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Any recommendations for Yamaha 4 stroke service?

...Preferring to spend my money on good wine and my good looking wife, I buy my supplies at West Marine and stock up when they have a sale. I use West Marine 4 stroke synthetic blend 10w-30 oil (one...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-20-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Any recommendations for Yamaha 4 stroke service?

West Coast Marine in Newport/Costa Mesa on 16th St is good with a certified Yamaha mechanic but, expensive. I have used the guys at the repair shop on the border of Long Beach/Seal Beach across the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Stolen West Marine RIB model 350 6hp Nissan

This is a reminder to all of us to keep a manila file with the vin and hull numbers written down so you can file a report and get it into the NCIS computer system fast...A Parker stolen in San Diego...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Catalina Camper gored by Buffalo

PAYBACK: Have a buffalo burger and fries out at The Buffalo Nickel restaurant by Pebbly Beach!
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-19-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Question on a gun repair

...Two suggestions: avoid wood "blowout" on the far side of your guns by drilling the holes prior to cutting the radius on the outsides. That allows you to place a flat piece of scrap wood under...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Bob Ballew
Catalina Camper gored by Buffalo

..Divers camping at spots like Little Harbor should remain very alert for buffalo confrontations....On Saturday, Feb. 17th, at 5:15 p.m., a camper at the Little Harbor campground was sitting on a...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

Twenty-three feet is an excellent size for our local islands...easy to trailer on a standard size truck, cabin with bunks to stay dry and warm and doesn't require a dually truck to haul it. Love my...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-15-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Pt. 2-Building Wealth to buy that nice Dive Boat

My only problem is I have the fantasy cart in front of the reality horse....i.e....finding a slip...which is negative cash flow at $800 to $1,000 a month for a large boat vs. a storage slot with my...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Bob Ballew
Pt. 2-Building Wealth to buy that nice Dive Boat

...Due to the number of people who participated in my boat auction discussion, it seems worthwhile to extend the discussion into the Dave Ramsey philosophy advocated by several members. I researched...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-15-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Cobra Kayak hull cracking-how to repair?

flexing from weight more than the hull can handle appears to be the issue...unless the repair is sufficiently heavy to prevent more flexing, the problem may reappear. Two-part epoxy is far stronger...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

A few useful sources: Auction.com for real estate going into foreclosure; look up various coastal cities that impound vehicles and boats that owe back fees (ex. Long Beach has vehicle impound...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-12-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Oh no, Not revenge that they wanted but a reckoning

Errr, Tommy, how big is your liver?......
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-12-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

Think about this....Long Term debt (with lower payments) can enable you to buy a home (a positive equity buildup as you pay more and more principal payoff over time) rather than pay rent (negative...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-11-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

...I completely understand Hex's thinking process, as our parents (from a different era) taught us that concept (go to college, work hard, pay all cash to avoid debt, pay off your home before...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-11-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Improved DIY float

Nice rig..I would move the dive flag to the front so it isn't whipping in the wind and blocking your vision when timing waves on entry and exit...also, it would allow you to lay up on the board...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-11-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

OK...another tip to add $500 to $1,000 a year to your "gotta have a boat" savings account...I just received a check for over $1,000 for using a credit card all year for purchases I would make...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

From your posted resume, I see that like me, you found out it is easy to get elected to Neptune boards and hard to get "un-elected"... Taking wifey-poo to the last day of the estate sale tomorrow...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Newport Beach Boat Auction

I am sorry to hear it was your dad...He was quite a fisherman..I spent a half hour just looking at all the trophies he won! A pen holder with a glass etched marlin on it is now proudly decorating my...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Starfish: Let's all act like we know things.

Fake news....the starfish are coming back...me, I am off to Costco to buy blueberries...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bob Ballew
Newport Beach Boat Auction

Friday, Feb. 16th..viewing 8 am; auction at 9. Cash only....located at the Harbor Patrol/Sheriff's landing at 1901 Bayside Drive.
..There are 9 nine foot to fourteen foot kayaks, various rowboats,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: I must admit

That is why I hitchhiked out of Ohio at the age of 15! The lure of warm weather and becoming a diver like Mike Nelson (old Seahunt tv series, for you youngsters) made it a no brainer.....
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-02-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Little Boat

...If you decide on an aluminum skiff, stick with a welded seam hull....salt corrosion buildup behind the rivets on aluminum hulls will leak in multiple spots over time and are difficult to...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-30-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: I must admit

We will think of you with the snow bunnies, all bundled up, as we ride our bikes at the sunny beach, watching for wardrobe malfunctions....:)
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