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#11900332 - 10/26/16 06:43 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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always entertaining, your threads.........

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last week in Gibraltar I met and shared drinks with offshore sailing legend, Alan Priddy.
this guy should be your idol.
look him up, might get some real facts to back up your bravado.
good luck, buddy! grin
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#11900334 - 10/26/16 06:44 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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#11900346 - 10/26/16 06:52 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Just head out the jetties in your little boat. You'll know pretty quick how wise your decision is.
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#11922542 - 11/07/16 10:27 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I think I can go safely to 30 miles out if I go all that way I can get into some good fish... maybe hit the lump
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#11935590 - 11/15/16 02:43 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Hey Mark

I would say it's doable, but it all depends on how experienced you are.

I had a 15ft Aluminum john boat myself, and although I only took it out on fresh water, there were plenty times where the wind got so strong, it felt like I was boating in 2 foot off-shore saltwater waves.

Still, that's nothing compared to catching strong winds when you are offshore. It goes without saying that conditions would have to be ideal.

But, if you're familiar with boating, especially on saltwater, you should know when to turn back - before conditions get out of control.

This guy heads out 20 miles on his john boat, perhaps you should shoot him a message!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-JHQsdvj2E

Anyhow, I'm new to this forum, hope my post was somewhat beneficial! cheers
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#11946522 - 11/22/16 12:27 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Was offshore in my dad's 20' boat many years ago on a rig about 9-10miles offhore and three guys pulled up in a 14' flatbottom boat with a 20hp tiller on it. They said they did it all the time. But back then we weren't looked at as crazy for being out there in a 20' boat either, and we'd taken that boat out as far as 65 miles, 35 miles pretty regularly. People here and elsewhere would call is crazy now days for doing that.

As mentioned above, I wouldn't want to brave getting past the jetties much less going that far in a 14' jon, but I have seriously considered it in my 18 footer (mod-v),just haven't caught the right day yet to do it.
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#11955570 - 11/28/16 05:43 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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#11965102 - 12/04/16 12:12 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I might be going for the wahoo in a few weeks we gonna troll some stretch 30s. If I can hook up on a Marlin with the little boat we can let her pull us and drag 2 rods out the back till we get a double ... save on gas
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#11970827 - 12/07/16 08:17 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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here's a little something:

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2..._river_home_pop

just make sure to get pics when you go..............
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#11971092 - 12/07/16 10:13 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: lite-liner]
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Originally Posted By: lite-liner
here's a little something:

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2..._river_home_pop

just make sure to get pics when you go..............


Very cool link. Was interested in the description of 'dewatering' a submerged/sunken vessel.
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#11972789 - 12/08/16 06:39 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
fray Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 109
Loc: Commerce, TX
Interesting thread

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#11973843 - 12/08/16 03:42 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Waco28 Crappie Offline
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Registered: 06/06/13
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Loc: Waco TX
SO what size/model boat would you recommend to someone that wants both a freshwater boat and a boat capable of going 5-10 miles out? I'm looking for a new boat but have no idea what I should look for in regards to saltwater boats and I can't afford the 150K boats I have found.
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#11973974 - 12/08/16 04:56 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Something like a 22' pathfinder type will get you out on nice days. When it's rough, it's rough on an aircraft carrier.
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#11975911 - 12/09/16 07:02 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Waco28 Crappie]
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Originally Posted By: Waco28 Crappie
SO what size/model boat would you recommend to someone that wants both a freshwater boat and a boat capable of going 5-10 miles out? I'm looking for a new boat but have no idea what I should look for in regards to saltwater boats and I can't afford the 150K boats I have found.


I've got a real nice 22' Hydra-Sports I'm fixin to put up for sale.
pm if interested
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#11975955 - 12/09/16 07:30 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Jev Offline
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Ive been 30 miles off the coast of Delaware in my 20' bass boat on a glass day with coast guard radio and multiple gps....but for a ill John boat ballsy....stupid but ballsy
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