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#11495994 - 03/23/16 12:56 PM Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range
captain steve barnes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 1577
Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
I'm rigging a new Twin Vee 31 for my 2016 offshore season. I have been running 26-28 foot boats for the last 16 years and it was just time to move up or quit fishing offshore. We will be running snapper trips during the charter boat season ( starts june 1 and should run about 50 days). Shrimp boats start running July 15 and provide some great action. Amberjack opens back up August 1. We will also run some overnight tuna trips out to the floaters. My boat is a federally permitted charter boat with reef fish,pelagics,and HMS permits. There are a number of boats running illegal charters off the Texas coast so buyer beware or you could end up without a charter. Here are some pics starting with picking up the hull in Florida and driving 24 straight hours back to Texas.

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#11495995 - 03/23/16 12:57 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
Pics are such a pain on this site frown
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#11496055 - 03/23/16 01:18 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Originally Posted By: captain steve barnes
Pics are such a pain on this site frown


Why? Use this button and browse to the pic you want and upload it.



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#11500557 - 03/25/16 09:47 AM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 943
Loc: west tx
Nice rig Capt keep us informed

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#11501096 - 03/25/16 03:26 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Here you go.





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#11504391 - 03/27/16 03:43 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
captain steve barnes Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
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Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
More Pics. Check out the monster transducer I'm gonna install.







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#11504868 - 03/27/16 08:28 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 17997
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Good looking boat. I'm a little confused. You are at Texoma but run offshore trips?

I guess you might move down south soon. Is that an Ameracat in your storage?

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#11504873 - 03/27/16 08:29 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
Allison1 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Good looking boat. I'm a little confused. You are at Texoma but run offshore trips?

I guess you might move down south soon. Is that an Ameracat in your storage? I think I may have seen a sale ad on it some months ago.

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#11504944 - 03/27/16 09:11 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
Wwen Offline
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Registered: 04/20/15
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Nice looking boat. What are your charters gonna run?
Overnigh floaters. And deepwater day trips?


Edited by Wwen (03/27/16 09:11 PM)

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#11504955 - 03/27/16 09:13 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 04/20/15
Posts: 25
how about snapper trips?

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#11505081 - 03/27/16 10:09 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: Allison1]
captain steve barnes Offline
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Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
Originally Posted By: Allison1
Good looking boat. I'm a little confused. You are at Texoma but run offshore trips?

I guess you might move down south soon. Is that an Ameracat in your storage?


Yes that's a gen 1 Ameracat 27. I have been running saltwater charters in the summer time since 1999.
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#11505100 - 03/27/16 10:18 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: Wwen]
captain steve barnes Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
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Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
Originally Posted By: Wwen
Nice looking boat. What are your charters gonna run?
Overnigh floaters. And deepwater day trips?

Prices are posted here Saltwater Trips
We're gonna run a few test floater trips with repeat customers before we offer that trip.
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#11524205 - 04/05/16 08:22 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Wow. Beautiful boat. It dwarfs the Ameracat. I have been in Littlejohn's Ameracat, they are awesome fishing boats. Your new boat is awesome

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#11533304 - 04/10/16 08:02 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range [Re: captain steve barnes]
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Registered: 03/25/14
Posts: 34
Bigger than a Jon boat

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#11648714 - 06/05/16 02:30 PM Re: Capt. Steve New Offshore Boat,Extended Range (Updated Pics) [Re: captain steve barnes]
captain steve barnes Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
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Loc: pottsboro,texas u.s.
Counting the days down till I start fishing my summer trips out of Port O'Connor. Gonna start fishing July 5th and catch the tail end of the red snapper season that ends July 16. Shrimp boats start running in the gulf July 15 so that will be another option and Amberjack season opens up August one. Were also adding the option this year for deep drop fishing for tile fish,barrel fish,grouper,and swordfish plus overnight trips to the floaters for tuna. New boat is about 99% ready to go.Here are some boat specs and new pics.PM me if your interested in a offshore trip out of Port O'Connor. My boat is fully licensed ,insured,and federally permitted for pelagic's and reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters.

2016 31' Twin Vee with twin 300 Suzuki
Seablaze X underwater lights
12" Simrad evo2 MFD's x2
Simrad 4G radar
Simrad AP-24 autopilot
Simrad VHF
Simrad WMX-3
Airmar R-111-C-HW transducer
Taco outriggers











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