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Old 06-22-2019, 06:15 AM
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I would like to make a trip out to see frying pan tower and get a few pictures and maybe fish alittle since I have never been .Problem is I have 1860 lowe alum boat so I need a perfect day.Where would be the best ramp to launch from,any advice??Thanks
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find a buddy with a bigger boat and get him to take you. I advise highly against going that far offshore in a boat that small.
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Death wish? You don't want to be out there in an 18' Lowe's aluminum bouy.
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This is a joke right?
Old 06-22-2019, 07:22 AM
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Agree with the others. We went to FPT in our 20 sea hunt last year on a ď1Ē foot seas and it beat us up pretty bad. I really donít think an aluminum boat would hold together.
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So when did this group get so opinionated? Let the man make up his own mind. I would also caution against it also, but its his decision to make isn't it? Funny how everyone weighted in but no one answered his question.
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I've seen jon boats out there. Seen bass boats out there too.

I don't know about ramps around there. But if I put in at Southport. The river and the channel would scare me more trying to get out.

Been in some nasty stuff there.
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Thanks for noticing that RPK. I know its along way out and dangerous.Thats why im planning and slick day with a buddy to follow incase something was to happen.I do respect the water.I have heard of smaller boats going just need the right day.
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Originally Posted by rustyj View Post
I would like to make a trip out to see frying pan tower and get a few pictures and maybe fish alittle since I have never been .Problem is I have 1860 lowe alum boat so I need a perfect day.Where would be the best ramp to launch from,any advice??Thanks
Is this similar to the boat you have? What HP do you have....web site says 19 gallon fuel tank?


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Isnt that like 40 miles out?
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:20 PM
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..Things can get nasty out there fast.
This was a 20% for storms day.



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yes same boat with 90 merc
Old 06-22-2019, 12:45 PM
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No way even if it’s flat clam and it’s idiotic to even try it. Look at it this way 10mph of wind and you’re screwed. Then even if you do have someone following you and by chance it gets rough, odds greater than you think, now you abandon your boat for his and now you’re towing putting both boats at risk...just stupid in my opinion.
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Can it be done? Yes. Is it safe? No.
OP I'd suggest you post up on here that you'd like to jump on another boat that is going to the tower one day to fish and get your pics and experience it that way so you can do it safely. Offer to split fuel costs, etc. There are a lot of good guys on here that fish that area regularly and would accomadate you. That far out in a jon boat just isn't wise, the ocean is unforgiving and unpredictable to put it mildly. Storms pop up out of nowhere especially this time of year. That boat doesn't offer seaworthiness to chance it. JMO.
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was supposed to be 2 foot swells every six seconds today turned out to be 4 and 5 footers every 3 seconds and we got beat up so I would make sure itís glass if you take the chance to go out that far
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Originally Posted by Chawk18 View Post
was supposed to be 2 foot swells every six seconds today turned out to be 4 and 5 footers every 3 seconds and we got beat up so I would make sure itís glass if you take the chance to go out that far

yep. Just got back from the tower area. Was blowing around 40 when we got out there this morning. Blew 15-20 about all day except a short time after the storms came through. The forecast today was predicted to be slick calm all week and itís the worse miss Iíve seen in a while. Most days you get a sea breeze inside twenty miles offshore that doesnít effect the waters around the tower. That last fifteen or twenty miles is choppy coming back even on good days a lot of times.

Now to answer your question, Iíd put it at the ramps by Southport marina. Then run out of the western bar cut and go out that way. Leave as early as you can and get back before the sea breeze kicks up. If itís not blowing too bad itís closer to come back in through the channel but even a light wind can suck if the tide is falling. The sea breeze usually kicks up on the afternoon tide change. Be smart and careful. I would not do it but if I did this is how Iíd plan it.
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yep. Just got back from the tower area. Was blowing around 40 when we got out there this morning. Blew 15-20 about all day except a short time after the storms came through. The forecast today was predicted to be slick calm all week and itís the worse miss Iíve seen in a while. Most days you get a sea breeze inside twenty miles offshore that doesnít effect the waters around the tower. That last fifteen or twenty miles is choppy coming back even on good days a lot of times.

Now to answer your question, Iíd put it at the ramps by Southport marina. Then run out of the western bar cut and go out that way. Leave as early as you can and get back before the sea breeze kicks up. If itís not blowing too bad itís closer to come back in through the channel but even a light wind can suck if the tide is falling. The sea breeze usually kicks up on the afternoon tide change. Be smart and careful. I would not do it but if I did this is how Iíd plan it.
i was also out there all day today! What boat were you in?
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Originally Posted by rustyj View Post
yes same boat with 90 merc
That is one nice fishing boat. It is a little light for that trip and I've never been. I'm sure it has been done. It amazes me what I see people in just few miles off the beach.

Good luck out there and be safe!
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I wasnít at the tower itself. I was about eight or ten miles offshore of it fishing ledges and live bottom. I was on a 33 onslow though.
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Originally Posted by polarred21 View Post
Is this similar to the boat you have? What HP do you have....web site says 19 gallon fuel tank?


You know FPT isnít considered a duck blind

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