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#11696646 - 06/29/16 08:13 PM Flat Bottom, "High" winds
Corbin Foster Offline
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Registered: 10/23/15
Posts: 31
Loc: San Antonio
I am heading Port Mansfield from San Antonio tomorrow night and taking the boat out all day Friday with the wife. I see the forecast is calling for 18 mph SSE winds later in the evening. My gameplan is to make a B-line to the Jetties and fish the surf-side of PINS for kings, reds, jacks, etc.. I want to know your opinion on fishing in a john boat with those kind of winds. It is a 20 foot long 72 inch wide custom made aluminum boat with a 115 yamaha 4stroke. Super wide, super stable, and 31 inch sides. Honest opinions.


Thanks!

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#11696661 - 06/29/16 08:23 PM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Corbin Foster Offline
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Registered: 10/23/15
Posts: 31
Loc: San Antonio
I figure with a SSE wind, fishing the surf side of PINS jetty would block most current but I am not sure on what to expect as far as trying to get back through the ship channel and the bay

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#11697571 - 06/30/16 10:40 AM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4996
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I think with the swell that wind will create, I'd be staying inside the bay.
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#11699487 - 07/01/16 10:49 AM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
_Scooter_ Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 837
Loc: Central Texas
When they "call" for 18mph SSE expect a constant 20-25mph with a gust or two over 30mph at some point guaranteed.
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#11699633 - 07/01/16 11:59 AM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4996
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
That's a nice rig, setup great, with ONE very important thing to consider.

That rig is not self bailing. Torpedo one six foot rogue wave and you're in instant trouble.
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Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

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#11699686 - 07/01/16 12:24 PM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3669
Loc: Longview, Tx
There is no way I would take an aluminum out in those conditions. That is exactly why I sold my aluminum and bought a foam filled self bailing boat.

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#11699771 - 07/01/16 12:58 PM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Coolshot Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 235
Loc: Bryan, Texas
Save your wifes kidneys!! Not worth it! There will be better days!
check your forecast too 18 knots is almost 21mph.
18mph wind bring 6 to 8 foot seas, not good for too many folks 2cents

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#11703412 - 07/04/16 01:12 AM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
Corbin Foster Offline
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Registered: 10/23/15
Posts: 31
Loc: San Antonio
I decided not to go out of course! Was talking to local guys at the cleaning tables and they were being beat to death in a 27 foot deep-v boat. I dropped the boat and drove down PINS to the jetty. Tried floundering with no luck, it happens.

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#11716102 - 07/11/16 01:33 AM Re: Flat Bottom, "High" winds [Re: Corbin Foster]
sasquatch Offline
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Registered: 01/10/03
Posts: 1811
Loc: mansfield,texas USA!!!
I almost swamped in the intersection of the ICW and east cut several years ago in a rig like yours (Xpress). Swells were 4' plus. Pick your battles, if the wind picks up, stay in the east cut until it calms down.
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