NorCal Underwater Hunters

NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Hunting Gear => Topic started by: ddesideria on May 13, 2019, 05:04:17 PM

Title: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: ddesideria on May 13, 2019, 05:04:17 PM
This summer I'm expecting to have my first bluewater experience (https://www.peaceboat.com (https://www.peaceboat.com)).
The problem is that I don't have a suitable gun and float.
and spending another ~$500+ for a gear I may end up using just once is quite too much for me.
So I'm looking for an advice on where can I rent one for a good buck?
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: Amsmosh on May 13, 2019, 05:28:38 PM
Check with Red Triangle Spearfishing Petaluma CA. I am pretty sure they will be able to help you out.
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: naturalSelection on May 13, 2019, 09:43:19 PM
Blue Tuna is in ventura where we launch from. They have a good selection, and I believe they rent.
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: TheKeeneroo on May 14, 2019, 08:07:09 AM
Do you know the size float you need? I have a 1 ATM soft float, 50' breakaway float line, and a 120 Riffe Euro with big aussie reel. That's what I used for yellow tail and White Sea Bass in Catalina last month.
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: divenfish on May 14, 2019, 09:41:05 AM
Which trip are you on?
There could be other divers on this forum that may be on the same trip, borrowing/renting gear would likely be more manageable.
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: ddesideria on May 14, 2019, 11:33:17 AM
I'm going for a "3 Day Free-Diving Trip to Rosa / Cruz on Sun-Mon-Tue, June 16-17-18"
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: TheKeeneroo on May 14, 2019, 01:16:09 PM
I just sanded and oiled my riffe, it's basically brand new now. If you think a 120 and a 1ATM soft float are enough for what you'll be shooting, you're welcome to borrow them (but I'll need my floatline, so you might need to bring your own). I live in PG. Where are you located?
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: makemwearit on May 14, 2019, 10:47:00 PM
I have quite a few float lines from 35-50' I previously used around NorCal which I basically just loan to buddies or keep in storage.  Also picked up a Dark Waters 80' white float line and 125' skinny float line.  As long as you can return them in a timely matter I'm willing to lend you one.  I won't be using them for the next 3 weeks or so due to travel and other commitments. If you go with an operation with fewer divers they'll typically have some gear for you to use (such as Brink Expeditions out of San Diego).

I'm based in SF and between Eric & I we should have you covered. I'd be willing to lend you the 80' or 125', just need it back shortly thereafter to get back in the water and for some SoCal/Catalina trips I have planned.

- Jeff
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: divenfish on May 18, 2019, 12:04:34 PM
I'm going for a "3 Day Free-Diving Trip to Rosa / Cruz on Sun-Mon-Tue, June 16-17-18"
It does sounds more like a WSB trip, floatline with kelp carrot, or gun with reel would work best in the kelp. 1 atm float would be fine outside kelp when looking for yellows
I have a 110 ft  red floatline, you can borrow, or keep it for something like $40-$50 if you want.
Where are you located?
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: ddesideria on May 20, 2019, 04:16:05 PM
Thanks all who replied with suggestions, really appreciate that. 
I've been silent and holding my breath (pun intended) for the past few days, and what I feared happened- USCIS scheduled my immigration interview on the same day I was supposed to be diving. What a luck..
That said, I no longer need a gun, and most likely will be trying to sell the ticket (at a reduced price). (if I won't be able to cancel it through peaceboat..).
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: TheKeeneroo on May 21, 2019, 07:33:30 AM
Thanks all who replied with suggestions, really appreciate that. 
I've been silent and holding my breath (pun intended) for the past few days, and what I feared happened- USCIS scheduled my immigration interview on the same day I was supposed to be diving. What a luck..
That said, I no longer need a gun, and most likely will be trying to sell the ticket (at a reduced price). (if I won't be able to cancel it through peaceboat..).

Sorry to hear that! But it sounds like you have bigger fish to fry in the mean time!

I know the PEACE's cancellation for day trips is 7 days but their multis are like a month. How much are you thinking about selling it for?
Title: Re: Bluewater gun/float needed [RENT]
Post by: ddesideria on May 21, 2019, 12:39:01 PM
I know the PEACE's cancellation for day trips is 7 days but their multis are like a month. How much are you thinking about selling it for?
I paid $640 for it. If it goes for at least $500 I'd be happy. The trip is '3 Day Free-Diving Trip to Rosa / Cruz on Sun-Mon-Tue, June 16-17-18, 2019 at 2am'