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#11878473 - 10/13/16 08:35 AM Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 1485
Loc: Arlington Texas
I can get 8-10 miles to a gallon I'm thinking if I was out there in that thing I could drive right under the rigs. 24 gallons of gas and a 40 hp motor. 1 battery. 1 solar panel and a good bilge with a 2 inch pipe going to the outside. And a paddle
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#11878740 - 10/13/16 11:09 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1670
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Hopefully only a few hundred yards..........
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#11878851 - 10/13/16 12:23 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
call the boat death wish
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#11878905 - 10/13/16 12:55 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I'm waiting for the thread about taking an 8' bass buggy offshore.
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#11879369 - 10/13/16 04:57 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Uncle Zeek]
uncle_bagster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2669
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
I'm waiting for the thread about taking an 8' bass buggy offshore.


I wouldn't try it without a 24v trolling motor. An spare battery wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

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#11879431 - 10/13/16 05:42 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5280
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Here's the first question...
Have you EVER been offshore to a rig?
Have you ever rolled in 5' seas fighting a pop up storm between you and land?
When that oil tanker rolls past throwing a ten foot wake, what's your plan?

I think getting to the end of the jetties might just change your whole outlook on offshore boating.
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#11879634 - 10/13/16 08:34 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
jpgrfan Offline
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Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 28
Loc: Austin, TX
Good one Mark !!

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#11880075 - 10/14/16 07:10 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
BODA Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 328
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
call a lawyer before you go to get your will in order

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#11880076 - 10/14/16 07:11 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
BODA Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 328
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
not saying it hasn't been done on an icecream morning, get out there get a cobia and haul a$$ back

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#11880154 - 10/14/16 08:03 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Ambassador84 Offline
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 3121
Loc: San Antonio
Just because your thinking it...

Doesn't mean it should happen.
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#11884752 - 10/17/16 09:47 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: BODA]
K5RCD Offline
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Registered: 07/25/12
Posts: 90
Originally Posted By: BODA
call a lawyer before you go to get your will in order


Better yet, hire a STUNTMAN !

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#11887581 - 10/18/16 04:09 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 34756
Loc: Pineywoods
I knew a girl who paddled off High Island to the short rigs (6 miles out) and back in a kayak.
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#11887601 - 10/18/16 04:17 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17200
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I caught a 55# Wahoo 12 miles offshore of West Palm Beach Fla. in a 11' Del Quay Dory with a 25 Johnson.... I was 15 years old. Not saying it was a wise decision ... but I did it.

Not the boat but that's a 11' Del Quay Dory



Edited by Huckleberry (10/18/16 04:23 PM)

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#11888177 - 10/18/16 09:50 PM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
PMB Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 110
Nah not worth the risk or the reward for that matter. Find a buddy with a boat or get a guide.

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#11900258 - 10/26/16 02:38 AM Re: Thinking about going offshore in my 15 ft aluminum boat [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Fritz423 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 525
You could do it long as your huge b@lls sit low in the boat for ballast.
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