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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7173127 02/15/12 01:59 AM
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You know I'd rather try to take my 15' scooter out past the jetties than that tub. I know mine can't sink, it can't swamp *no sides to hold water* and I trust my motor. Even then, ain't no way...



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: TheShafer] #7174634 02/15/12 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: TheShafer
Originally Posted By: roachdaddy
Hell, I may never go in the ocean again in my boat after reading that....


X2... I don't even want to open this section of the board up!



'At story skeered me so bad....I ain't had uhh SIP uhh water since reading it!! eeks



****Sun sinking low....lines baited.....gentle south breeze blowing...you realize.........I AM! .
Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Pat Goff] #7175681 02/15/12 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
You know I'd rather try to take my 15' scooter out past the jetties than that tub. I know mine can't sink, it can't swamp *no sides to hold water* and I trust my motor. Even then, in't no way...



lol_2 , Yeah Yeah , Rub it in Pat , you know I'm still
eyeballin' that boat of yours, I really do like it . Been
meaning to ask if you built it or did it come that way ???



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7176653 02/15/12 10:25 PM
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'Wont go shallower than a Louisiana Pirogue !
( we pick them up and carry them if we have to) banana



Now, Donald...please pick John Bolton for your running mate.
Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Seaking] #7176796 02/15/12 11:06 PM
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It was built by a friend of mine, by a welder in San Marcos, I got it from him when he made the mistake of saying he wasn't using it much anymore.



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: OldFrog] #7176803 02/15/12 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: OldFrog
'Wont go shallower than a Louisiana Pirogue !
( we pick them up and carry them if we have to) banana


That may be true, but you ain't paddling that pirogue where I'm going either...or dragging it across a half mile of 1 inch poot mud to get into a back lake.



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Pat Goff] #7176951 02/15/12 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
It was built by a friend of mine, by a welder in San Marcos, I got it from him when he made the mistake of saying he wasn't using it much anymore.



I once knew a guy down in Seadrift that built them but they
had a square bow with a slite upward curve so it didn't really
look like a bardge..He even put a ( A )frame on one and used it
as a shrimp boat for the shallow water bays. Heck I even knew
a guy that was building a shimp boat out of an old sub. Where the heack he got that I haven't a clue , and I say (was) because he was still working on it when I left that area...



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: OldFrog] #7177026 02/16/12 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: OldFrog
'Wont go shallower than a Louisiana Pirogue !
( we pick them up and carry them if we have to) banana


LOL Frog , Don't forget I know how life goes over there in LA. ALSO ....



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.....all the way to the scene of the accident..........



22' Pathfinder - Stored in Port A
Stuck in SA
Always Planning The Next Trip





Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7177626 02/16/12 02:26 AM
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I can see the big red "X" on the CNN map where the knuckleheads were located after four days of search efforts.



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I see more a big hole out in blue water and no one found.

The gulf seldom gives back on bad days.

Old retired coastie used to sit on the dock at the Fishin Center POC, after many good trips for a week, I bounced off the deck onto the dock and proclaims "man we sure had a good day" to which the Old Coastie crustily replied " You have had a good day anytime you make it back to the dock"

If you think about it he was absolutely right.

Its been a good discussion even if all the trolling didn't catch a hardhead.


Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7181149 02/16/12 10:51 PM
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Thank you for sharing that story Lite-Liner, I Am a real Person and my question is sincere.
This is my first boat and I really like fishing. I have no prior knowledge of deep sea fishing or boating in the ocean.
I was thinking I could haul my boat down to Houston, push off, and go catch some sharks.
When I started this thread I didn't know the difference between a red fish, and a red snapper.
Thanks to everyone's input I now have a much broader understanding of fishing and boating in the ocean.
I have a true story I would like to share about the first time I caught a salt water fish: when I was about 10-11 years old my dad and my uncle took me fishing in Morgan City louisiana. We were fishing for catfish in Lake Palourde. We drove in a boat from the lake to a shipping channel that goes strait to the gulf. we were using fresh shrimp for bait and catching 5 pound catfish, having a great time. Towards the end of our trip I hooked on a big one, it bent the pole over and was tearing line out of the zebco reel I was using. It took a log time but I got the fish in and to my amazement it was only a 3-4 pound catfish! Honestly it felt like a big fish and I was confused. I remember my dad showing me the catfish, it had twice as many whiskers than a regular catfish and they were twice as long. They explained that the fish fought so hard because it was an OCEAN catfish. That was the first ocean fish I caught and it was awesome! I have only been there a couple times but I have had some of the best times of my life there. I want to go back to fish for anything that is biting. Thank you everyone for the info, I will continue to work hard and save some money up to get the proper gear and safety equipment I need for a good trip.


Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7184499 02/17/12 08:26 PM
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Hey Marxx88 , I for one can say , I'm so glad you are willing
to lession and learn ,there are some good words of advice here
and good to see they arin't going to waste...You need a atta boy.....



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Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7201961 02/22/12 06:14 AM
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thank you for talking it out with more experienced boaters. believe it or not there are guys out there that dont and those are the ones that get into trouble..
i am in the coast guard and part of the aviation search and rescue.. when we get a call about a capsize vessel or anything close it is fairly easy to spot on a clear day.. while a white 20 foot boat in 3-5ft seas is a bit more challenging. normally people dont get into distress on a clear day.. when its overcast or raining hard seas are picked up and there are a bunch of white caps a smaller boat is almost impossible to find.ive talked to survivors that said we flew over them for ever and didnt see them. i know the coast guard can be a pain when you get tickets for not having what we expect, but its for your own good.. anything you can do to help us help you is worth the money in my opinion.. i just bought a boat and will be attempting texas waters (im from florida and experienced there, not here) but at a slow pace.. ive even thought about painting the bottom of my 20' boat orange.. Its amazing how quickly the weather goes from perfect to perfect storm here.
Keep this in mind for anyone that heads way off shore... when we get a SAR case we MUST be airborn within 30 minutes.. Now the helo will travel about 130 knots an hr so if your 100 miles off we will not be there any sooner than 1 1/2 hrs.. and that wonderful laser pointer will actually hinder you more than help, especially at night.. not to mention after the coast guard is done with you the faa will be crawling up your hide because shining a laser pointer at an aircraft is a felony iirc.. flares, strobe lights, personal epirbs, even sea dye markers are all great tool to attach to your life vests or ditch bag. sorry it was so long i got really angry reading the first 4 pages of this thread.


Re: How far out can I go in a 20 foot center co knowInsole with a johnson 140? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair] #7202204 02/22/12 12:26 PM
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CeeJK- Welcome to the forum!
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