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jay18 posted 01-30-2008 08:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for jay18   Send Email to jay18  
Does anyone have one they would be willing to part with? Oh yeah, it is to be mounted on my BOSTON WHALER.

JC

Yiddil posted 01-30-2008 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I have a Hawaiian sling type spear gun for many years, but never ever shot it at anything living that didn't attack me while diving...I dont use it any more...make an offer:))
Smyrnios posted 01-30-2008 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Smyrnios  Send Email to Smyrnios     
My son and I want to try a sling out. How old is it? Do you have any pics and specs?
Yiddil posted 01-30-2008 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Ill have to see if I can find it somewhere in the closet behind 20 years of diving supplies:)) No specks, 3 sling though I think...let me check if I can find it...Henry
fishgutz posted 01-31-2008 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
You'll shoot your eye out!
tomol posted 01-31-2008 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for tomol  Send Email to tomol     
I have to ask. Huh? You're actually affixing it to the boat?
Landlocked posted 01-31-2008 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
He's going whaling in his Whaler.
Mobjack posted 01-31-2008 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
I want the harpoon gun that Quint uses in jaws, comes in a velvet lined box, you put it together like a shotgun.....HOOOOPAAAAA!!
dscew posted 01-31-2008 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
Whaler sells that 50 caliber machine gun mount through the CPD. Might be just the ticket for mounting that harpoon of Quint's!
jay18 posted 01-31-2008 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Not affixed, but carried onboard is better. Perhaps in the rodholders. Not sure of everyones fishing opportunities, but here on Lake Michigan, spearing for Perch has become popular as of late. I'm looking for a smaller model.

Thanks

Landlocked posted 01-31-2008 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
You ought to try shooting carp with a bow. Now, that's livin'.

Ll.

montaukman posted 01-31-2008 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi....

Does anyone else feel it somewhat weird that the casual discussion of a speargun sale is offered on here. Not trying to start anything and maybe it is just my own personal issue.

I'm just curious. Forgive me if I am out of line.

Thanks,

Alan

Landlocked posted 01-31-2008 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
What's weird about it? It's a legitimate sport that many enjoy and it's going to be used on a whaler.
Yiddil posted 01-31-2008 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Okay I found it...Has nopt been used in years, used it a couple of times for Diving in Panama..2 sling hawiian sling spear gun..."Arbalete CHAMPION" on the handle, one spear...still looking for the spear points.....


Not even sure you can mail these anymore!...Ill take some pics and do some measurments:)

contender posted 01-31-2008 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
yiddil, can still get the spear points here in south fla.,not cheap any more and depending on what you want, (rock tip, spinner point, detach head, etc.) also what mm is your rod thread tip usually 5,6,or 7mm. down here the wood guns have come back spear guns like voit, champion, nemrod are kinda out of business. However, there are other spear companies that look like they are copying the voit guns. I shoot a pole spear myself fast to load and more sport, Guns are not allow in the bahamas only pole spears and slings. Also down in south fla it is against the law to spear fish in fresh water.
Landlocked posted 01-31-2008 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Tennessee allows spearing "rough" fish such as catfish and carp. No gamefish.

Ll.

davidmassi posted 01-31-2008 07:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for davidmassi    
Well....at least its more sporting than dropping a stick of dynomite overboard.
fpelton posted 01-31-2008 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for fpelton  Send Email to fpelton     
My brother used to shoot trout, frogs, birds and woodchucks with a 30-06. It was boring in the country. Now he's a cop. Go figure...
Yiddil posted 01-31-2008 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
So anyway, I dont even know if you can mail a weapon (this is a weapon)I have two barbed 3 proged , rusty points that screw into the arrrow(have only one arrow made out of galvinized something) so I guess what i'm hearing is they are hard to find, most don't make them any more? some one tell me...

Landlocked posted 01-31-2008 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
You can order archery supplies and muzzeloading firearms online and have them shipped to your door - legally. I doubt if there is an issue.

Found this quote on an ebay add for a new speargun... Take it for what its worth

" This fishing equipment is NOT classified as a weapon by the state of California nor any known country. Therefore shipping outside of the USA is not a problem. This fishing device is designed for underwater adult fishing, and is NOT designed or approved as a water toy for children. This fishing kit is new with factory warranty."

I have no idea why I'm so interested in this thread.... guess I need to get a life.

Ll.


Smyrnios posted 02-01-2008 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Smyrnios  Send Email to Smyrnios     
Hey, It's pretty cool a Hawaiian Spear generated so much interest. I guess it's still winter. Spring and Summer are right around the corner fellas!!
Yiddil posted 02-01-2008 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Jay 18, email me your offer:)
montaukman posted 02-01-2008 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Landlocked,

I need to get a life too. I sold my montauk 170 a year ago and I am in major withdrawals. Wish I could afford another. Oh well, you get divorced and you have you make certain concessions. I'd give away 100 montauks before I stayed married.

The only reason why this posting seemed odd to me was because it is a weapon and it is being casually sold on this forum. As a weapon, doesn't it make sense to uphold a little caution/curiosity as to who buys this weapon? Additionally, with all the chatter about Jim's ideas on marketplace content, I didn't understand how this fit, especially since it is a weapon.

Moreover, even though it is used on a whaler, it doesn't classify as a "whaler item". I have lots of fishing tackle I want to sell but I didn't think it appropriate to offer it on here since it was not whaler related. If the question was asked, "how to mount it to a whaler" then it would make better sense as a reason for posting.

Anyway, I'm sorry for taking up every's time. I just wanted to make myself clear. Yiddil, good luck with your sale and I am sorry if I appeared to be judging. I think I have been living on Long Island for too long. I have become way too cynical

Thanks everyone,

Alan

Landlocked posted 02-01-2008 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
The argument about whether or not this board is really the place for it has merit - it is probably pushing the limit. But, I'd have a hard time considering it a weapon... It's fishing gear.

I used to spearfish for cats in local rivers. Sporting? I don't know , never really thought about it. Does it really make a difference when they are headed to the frying pan anyway? Same could be said for deer hunting. I've yet to see a deer that had a chance of outrunning my .270 wsm. Putting meet in the freezer is the point, isn't it?

I'm all for catch and release when it comes to smallmouth, brown trout, and billfish. I believe Jay is going after Perch, (in a Boston Whaler). Not exactly a sportfish in short supply.

Snowing here, Actually a skim on the ground. That typically means schools close. Better go get my eggs, bread and milk....

Ll.

tomol posted 02-01-2008 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for tomol  Send Email to tomol     
Probably the best place to find the speargun you want is to log on to www.Spearboard.com. I think you have to register. There is a "Member Items" section that functions just like "Marketplace" does here. If you don't see something you want you can post a WTB, and guys will come out of the woodwork.

As for weapon status, you can ship or mail spearguns without restriction. When unloaded they're at worst a sharp stick, and more typically they're a blunt stick with a detached point. And unlike firearms, you can tell when they're loaded just by looking at them.

jay18 posted 02-01-2008 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
OK. I think we all need to move on. I didn't mean to stir the pot with this one. A speargun is not a weapon unless used with that intent. I will be using it as a weapon to slaughter some perch, that is about all.

Thanks for digging out the sling. I have used them in the past, and it is not really what I need.

I don't agree whatsoever that this should not be posted here. Yes it is not OEM Whaler, but I will be using when I boat on my OEM Whaler, just as I will use downriggers and other items offered here. Are anchors OEM? Did your Whaler come with an anchor? Or lines? If not, better not be talking about them here. Big Brother is Watching!

JC

deepwater posted 02-01-2008 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
Jay18 ,,define ,,Mounted Please,,
Yiddil posted 02-01-2008 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Jay no problem, I took it out in the garage and shot some plywood up...:))))The field Mice ran for the hills when they saw the size of that mouse trap! LOL Good luck:)

Henry

davidmassi posted 02-01-2008 07:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for davidmassi    
A spear gun a weapon????

My line of work gives me causes to be with law enforcement sometimes. I would suggest that if the coast guard boarded you doing a safety inspection and asked "do you have any weapons on board?" a good answer would be yes, I have a spear gun. Same thing is true with a flair gun.

I make no judgement as to whether there is intent on its use, just that the law would like you to answer affirmatively if you had one. (even if it technically isn't a weapon unless the intent was there)

Landlocked posted 02-01-2008 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Is that really a question they would ask where you live if you weren't doing something wrong? Do you have a weapon on board? So, uh - what if I answer, well yes officer - I was planning on doing a little target practice with my kid later what do they do. It's amazing how different this country is from one region to the next.

[Voluntarily stepped down from my soap box and deleted rest of my post]


Ll

davidmassi posted 02-01-2008 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for davidmassi    
Well around here, coast guard boardings are a regular occurance. The first thing they ask before they step on your boat is about the weapons. They do this for their safety. Even answering "yes" will not cause a problem. They just want to be alerted and know what and where they are before they step aboard.

Me...I'm happy to tell them.

Oh....never argue with a guy that has a 50 cal on his bow.

Landlocked posted 02-01-2008 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Guess I wouldn't argue either,... Up here, only coasties you'll see will be fixing bouys.

Ll.

Dave Sutton posted 02-01-2008 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"Tennessee allows spearing "rough" fish such as catfish and carp. No gamefish."

Rhode Island allows spearing of Striped Bass and Tuna Fish (among others)... I guess that's why I live here and not in Tennessee... ;-)

I'm amused at the "weapon" thing. If ignorance is bliss, then folks who consider spearguns to be weapons ought to be pretty happy folks. I think I'll declare my kitchen knives as 'weapons' next time I'm boaded by the Coast Guard.... not.

Smile, seems like the winter discussions are always long and rancorous, must be that nobody is getting enough sun.


Dave


Landlocked posted 02-02-2008 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Had tuna for supper.... Rolled in sesame, seared on the outside, cold in the middle. Just the right amount of wasabi. Have to admit, Beats the heck out of carp.

Rhode island sounds great. I'm sure it beats being landlocked. But it was snowing here yesterday, 60 and sunny tomorrow. 70's potentially first of the week. Tn. has its advantages as well.

Jim's pulling the plug soon now, I'm sure.

Ll.

Dave Sutton posted 02-02-2008 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"Jim's pulling the plug soon now, I'm sure."


Yes, electrons are *so* expensive and *rare* that we might actually run out of them while having a little fun here.... ;-)

Dave

Landlocked posted 02-06-2008 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Yo Dave,


I've reconsidered.... If you are watching the weather channel right now - you'll see the tornado reports for a little town called Fairview - just S. west of Nashville. I'm sitting in the middle of it.... Golf ball size hail in my yard a little while ago.

So, how do I find a job in Rhode Island. I'm about done with this crap....

Ll.

Newtauk1 posted 02-06-2008 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
If you are not buying or selling then why post? This is pathetic.

Dave Sutton posted 02-06-2008 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"If you are not buying or selling then why post? This is pathetic"


Because some of us like to laugh and have fun among our friends, and are not just grumpy old men who take life far too seriously. I'm one of those "Tacturn Yankee" guys you hear about, but I know how to laugh and enjoy life. So do a few others here. Relax and enjoy life a little... electrons are free: Use a few to make someone else smile.


Dave

Dave Sutton posted 02-06-2008 03:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Landlocked wrote (with a mid-winter smile)

"So, how do I find a job in Rhode Island"

Well... you need to be able to talk to us, for starters.


What's the full name of the state? Hint, it's the longest state name in the USA. We make up that way for being the smallest state of all, about the size of a god Texas ranch, or any county of Virginia.

Define the following (these are all food-oriented)

Bubbler
Cabinet
Quahog
Stuffie
Doughboy
Indian Pudding
Grinder


Tell me what sort of syrup you put in milk (and it's not chocolate?

Bonus: What brand?

What sort of lemonaide do we drink in the summer?

We use vinegar as a table condiment for what?

What county is South County in?

Why do we give directions in relationship to landmarks that no longer exist?


Any takers?

Links:

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island

Smile, guys: It's cold here and we need a diversion.

Dave

Proud to live in "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations".


Landlocked posted 02-06-2008 04:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Well,

I've been married to a yankee for 15 years. She'll be the first to tell you I'm not very good at communicating.

I do know vinegar goes on fries. That's about as far as I got on your test. Guess I better brush up before I start interviewing. ha ha.

Good news for us - no major damage The lake came up and about washed my litte fishing boat off the dock and over the dam. Waded out at midnight and tied her down. A few hail dents in the tahoe and a couple of downed trees was the worst of it for us. Luckily I was able to put the floormats over the sunroof before the hail hit. they blew off eventually but protected it during most of the storm. I'm counting my blessings after last night.

Others were not so lucky. 20 homes destroyed in Fairview and 24 dead in the surrounding counties.


Pathetically Yours,

chris.

Newtauk1 posted 02-06-2008 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Dave S. Agreed. I laugh often reading some of the posts on CW.
I just though most of this dribble should be in the META area.
jay18 posted 02-06-2008 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Im ready for the Ri Test. I spent 6 years in Newport, but that was during college, and things are kind of fuzzy...

Bubbler- Water Fountain
Cabinet- Clueless
Quahog- Clam
Stuffie- Stuufed clam
Doughboy- Who knows
Indian Pudding- RIce Pudding w/cinnamon
Grinder- Sub sandwich (I miss Firehouse Pizza)


Malt Syrup in milk

Lemonade? -Dels? Green Truck I remember that
Vinegar is used on crabs
South County- Waverly?

Thats all I got.

I do recall that Narragannsett is by far the worst tasting beer to ever hit Earth. and RI for being the smallest state in the country certainly was the most corrupt. Buddy Somethingorother? And one last thing, The Foxy Lady had the best Sunday brunch, "Legs and Eggs"

JC

Landlocked posted 02-06-2008 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Newtauk

Agreed,

If this drivel belongs anywhere (which it really doesn't)- its meta. But, Conversations are dynamic and have a life of their own.

This one started with Jay to buy a speargun. It then transformed into a poorly vieled but fairly good natured discussion for and against gun control(face it, that's what it was). Then to a a place for me to crack a joke about moving to Rhode Island to relieve a little tension while I was sitting here last night watching the weather channel and waiting for the worst.

Belong here? No What's the harm ? none. Personally, I think its OK to ride the wave a while and have a little fun until Jim hits the delete key. Then when he eventually does what you knew he would do all along, accept it and move on. Its his site. No hard feelings.

It's Kind of like driving 45 in a 40. Against the rules, yea but what are you hurting?

By the way, Vinegar on crabs????? Sounds like a home remedy I tried in college. Didn't work.

Ll.

seabob4 posted 02-07-2008 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
Now THIS is a thread! This is the real CW, free from those who...well, you know what I mean. Enjoy, I don't think Jim has a problem with this one. BTW, it's winter down here in FL too, but there are no jobs here. The Whaler plant? Yes. Plenty of Whalers? Yes. Jobs? No. Regardless of how cold and snowy and miserable it might be where you are, if you've got a good job, DON'T MOVE! Right now, most of the boat builders have gone down to 32 hour weeks, with hope that the Miami show will bring in some sales. That includes my employer AND Whaler. Now I know most of you guys are into older Whalers, but I will tell you, Whaler is today one of the top regarded fishboat builders, along with Grady, Pursuit, and Everglades. I work for Pro-Line, almost there but not quite.

Now, back to spear-guns. We spear fish for grouper while diving. Sharks are a big problem. In FL, they are everywhere, especially Blacktips and Shovelheads. Once that blood starts flowing, well, better hope the boats REAL close!
Now, if you can get a nice Blacktip pup, now there's some good eating, and plenty of it! Just remember to soak in milk before cleaning.

Dave Sutton posted 02-07-2008 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
OK, so now that that's settled, settle in and I'll tell you how perversely independent we Swamp-Yankees in RI can be.

I asked "In what county or RI is South Sounty located".

The answer is Washington County. Here's the story:

Back pre-revolution the area was named "Kings County". Now no self respecting Swamp Yankee would ever use the name of the hated king, so the are was known universally as "South County".

So.... fast forward. We win the war, toss the Redcoats out, and George Washington is elected President. The county name is changed to "Washington County". Guess what? The distinction between "King" and "President" is lost on the clamdiggers here, and the stubborn Swamp-Yankees *still* refuse to use the name of "The New King" and so it's STILL known as "South County" and is to this day. We have the South County Hospital, the South County Library, and the Southy County Public Works. All located in Washington County.


A "Cabinet" is an ice cream soda here. We use Coffee Syrup in our milk, either "Autocrat" or "Eclipse" brand (both now made by the same company in the same plant, but as there were old 'Autocrat' families and 'Eclipse' families, they stiull market the two brands. I'm an 'Autocrat' man myself). Indian Pudding is corn meal mush madde with molasses, in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Vinegar is used on French Fries, and I have *never* seen a native here eat a crab (why bother when there are so many lobsters here that they used to use them for fertilizer in the corn fields?).

Traditions: We like to give directions in relation to landmarks that no longer exist, just to show off that we're "from here" and have been for a while. Just to prove the point, I onmce gave directions from a place that no longer exists in Narragansett (Monahans Tackle store, out of business 20+ years) to a bar that's closed 30 miles away (The Ratskeller, closed for 10 years), using ONLY landmarks that no longer exist... and the really funny thing was that EVERYONE could have driven from one place to the other because they all knew the spots.

Dells Lemonaide. Don't miss it in the summer.

'Gansett Beer used to be GREAT when it made here, now it's just midwest factory beer from someplace else and only tourists drink the stuff.

Real Clam Chowda has no tomatoes OR milk in it. We are halfway between Manhattan and New England, so in our perverse pride we don't make either: We make "Clear Chowda" and it's good.

Smile, the equinox is only 5 weeks off and it's downhill to summer from there.


Dave Sutton

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jay18 posted 02-07-2008 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
I'd take an all you can eat Blue Crab deal over the same w/Lobster anyday. I love the tast of Lobster, but way to filling, and doesn't even come close to the taste of well prepared Blue Crabs. I got a few right??

JC

Dave Sutton posted 02-08-2008 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Crustaceans are one of those foods where you expend more effort extracting the meat than you gain from eating it, but any food that requires the liberal application of newspaper to the table, hammers handed out to all, bibs, and large quantities of strong drink applied internally is good no matter what. These critters are great equalizers: There's no elegant way to eat them. Crab Cakes are for pussies (ditto Lobster Rolls). Real men hammer 'em right on the table and squirt juice at innocent bystanders who are meekly passing by on the way to the restroom.


"Mommy, what's that strange man doing over there?"

"Uh.... well, Johhny, It looks like he's shoving the antenna up the ass of that crawfish to drag out the guts before he sucks the meat out...... and it's a good thing he's drunk, 'cause no sober man would ever do *that* in public. Now go back to your hot-dog like a good boy and stop staring..."


Dunno why crabs are not a delicacy here, probably 'cause we simply don't have that many. We do have 'em... just not in the same numbers as down south. Our bottoms tend to be rock and not mud, so they have a hard time finding a winter bed to sleep in.


Dave

contender posted 02-08-2008 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
You guys need to try fresh stone crabs, beats blue crabs, lobster any day.
Royboy posted 02-08-2008 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Hilarious stuff Dave, and highly informative. For one thing, I had no idea Rhode Island was big enough to have counties. And by the sound of it, some sort of english is spoken there, albiet an odd flavor.

I had been meaning to post a reply to the original question, but the thing sort of went whirling out of control as these often do at this time of year.

My speargun, resurected after who-knows-how-long it spent on a coarl reel on Guam, is not for sale. I found it while snorkling one afternoon and it quickly replaced my Hawaiian sling.

After a little chipping to get the purple coralline algae off of it, and replacing the rubber and spear point, it saw good service in the night-hunting of lobsters on those same reefs. I don't actually use it now, but I have many fond memories of it being the only perceived equalizer between me and the inevitable sharks that would follow my idiot buddies who were fond of spearing anything they could get close enough to that they thought their wives might know how to cook. You just haven't lived unless you've been on the surface, out of air, in an ocean of ink, with the eye of a large circling shark the only thing illuminated at the limit of your light's beam. Of course, the speagun would have been all but useless against a hungry shark, but it might slow down one of my buddies pretty good. You don't have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than your buddy!

Roy

deepwater posted 02-08-2008 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
Jay18 Again i ask ,,will you define the term Mounted ?
deepwater posted 02-08-2008 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
Mounted ,,do you need a quick release or easy access ??
jay18 posted 02-09-2008 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Mounted. How hard is that? Maybe I should have said "affixed", ? Either way, I would be using it on my Boston Whaler, and I said that in the original post to make sure that my posting didn't get flagged. Since then, this discussion has gone way off base, but that is fine in my book, because imbedded in this rumble about Homeland Security, Rhode ISland, and the whole Lobster vs. Crab arguement, (BTW Stone Crabs taste like crawfish), we keep tying back to the original post which is I'm Looking For A Speargun.......

I plan on either securing it to myunder gunwale rod holders, or I thought of building a bracket to the outer edge of my T-Top for that Badass effect..

JC

Dave Sutton posted 02-09-2008 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Seriously:

Spearguns come in all sizes, from tiny to tuna. Serious spearfishermen own "one for every purpose". I have whittled my selection down to.... errr..... <sigh>... 25. At least I donb't buy fly rods.

If you just casually want one medium sized one to "do everything OK and nothing perfectly" buy either a JBL or AB Biller 38 (inches are the measuement). The 38's are large enough to take big fish at reasonable distance, small enough to stow, and not rediculously overpowered for smaller fish, nor terribly expensive. $150 ought to do it.

EBay will provide an unlimited selection of these new and used.

To make a mount to hold them, I take a short length of large diameter, thinwall PVC drain pipe and make a large 'rod holder' with a slot cut into ot for the handle and they stand vertically.

An alternative is to buy a pair of clips that hold the aluminum flashlights (Maglight) and screw them down. The metal tube rubber band guns like the JBL cited above will clip in and be held securely.


Dave

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jay18 posted 02-09-2008 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
Seriously. 25? That's aggressive, I dont think I even have 25 of anything. Spearing must be good out there. We used to fish a lot for Blackfish aroung Newport when I was there. Ever spear those?

JC

Newtauk1 posted 02-09-2008 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
I gotta go with steamed shrimp in foil on the grill with Old Bay Seasoning. Bam! A few cold beers or a cool glass of white wine. Simple and great tasting.
deepwater posted 02-09-2008 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
If all you wanted was a bad ass effect ,,make a Moby Dick Harpoon ,,mount it standing up along the side of the CC as a hand hold,, Just make sure the harpoon is higher than someone will grab and make it solid so the Coast Guard knows its not being used on flipper
jay18 posted 02-09-2008 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jay18  Send Email to jay18     
I like the harpoon idea, it kind of goes along with the whole Whaler theme....I wonder if there are restrictions on size? I wouldn't want the coasties to consider it a "weapon".
Dave Sutton posted 02-09-2008 03:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Seriously, 25.

Some old Jack Prodonovich stuff, a Wally Potts, a few SMG's as collectables, a passel of Nemrod Pneumatics (work great in the high current dirty water), a pair of Daryl Wong custom carbon fiber hybrids, a teak tuna gun, the odd Riffe, a couple of Russian hydraulic guns, and whatever else happens to be in the garage. I think I just described about $30K worth... <sigh>. Yes, it's an illness.

Blackfish: When desperate for meat I'll shoot them, but they are not considered 'gamefish' for the serious spearo here. We're always looking for the world record striped bass so we try not to empty the gun on a slimy wrasse, albeit a deliciously edible one, as it would be our luck to be reloading when the 80 pound bass swam by.

Dave

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