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What are peoples cut off temps if any?

I know they boat in FL where it is hotter... etc

i have boated in BVI in the SUMMER and the thermometer is scary, but it never seemed oppressive with the breezes?

Here in VA- a former swamp- it is predicted to be 99 both days this weekend. Lower Potomac/Bay, anyway, 99 with 110% humidity and no breeze makes it no fun (for me) to boat.

Just curious on a slow 1/2 day Friday
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Interesting question. I find that the water is still refreshing most times so we spray the hoses or we swim to stay comfortable.
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I generally boat more in the winter/spring/fall than I do in the summer. Tampa, FL.
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Even when it is hot here, our mountain lakes always have a light breeze.
But we're not talking Carolina heat too.
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I too live in VA and find its prepping the boat in the heat that gets me. After we get out on the water it never seems to bad if you some have shade.

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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
What are peoples cut off temps if any?

I know they boat in FL where it is hotter... etc

i have boated in BVI in the SUMMER and the thermometer is scary, but it never seemed oppressive with the breezes?

Here in VA- a former swamp- it is predicted to be 99 both days this weekend. Lower Potomac/Bay, anyway, 99 with 110% humidity and no breeze makes it no fun (for me) to boat.

Just curious on a slow 1/2 day Friday
Where are getting your weather? I show Northern Neck 91 to 92 boths days with a light wind and humidity around 65%.
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Gulf can get warm this time of year. It helps after a good rain to cool down a little bit but we haven’t had much rain lately.
In summer we Go early, come home early, hangout poolside, drink ice cold beer to stay cold poolside. Works for me!
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110% humidity is really high. I bet it feels like you are underwater.
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I'm wondering the same thing. Forecast is about 98 around Richmond. While in the water it's fine but the end of day load/wash/trailer of the boat sometimes isn't worth it. Compound that with a health scare I had a couple weeks ago and the heat simply kicks my azz right now. Our other boat is slipped in Deltaville and even that might not be possible this weekend with the way I'm feeling.
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When we boated in the low country of Carolina, and you started to sweat, we always "turned on the air conditioner." Put boat in gear and get moving.
Always worked. Sitting at the fishing hole, the only answer was beer. (Cold)
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Where are getting your weather? I show Northern Neck 91 to 92 boths days with a light wind and humidity around 65%.
dam your correct.....
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Here in Oklahoma, we usually slow down in August when temps are over 98 deg and the water temps are in the mid-80’s.
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Our boat has a cabin with heat or air, so we're good.



Fish ON!!
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You could always try trolling for some Spanish. That’ll get some air moving. Still is gonna be a warm one. We may hit PLO tomorrow morning. Not sure.
Good luck on whatever you decide and try to stay hydrated. Chris.
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Never too hot, as long as you are near the shore (ocean) and in the shade....seabreeze in the afternoon makes for a comfortable time, getting seriously sunburned will ruin your day
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Since we are up north, and the Atlantic Ocean outside the Long Island inlets where we are never gets above the 75-76 degree range (currently 73) which keeps the air temps down, there is no temperature where we say it is too hot, but that also might be because we haven't seen any temps above 92F for the past 4-5 years and I might have to go back to the year 2000 for the last temp we had any days above 95F.
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Originally Posted by BiloxiGuy View Post
I generally boat more in the winter/spring/fall than I do in the summer. Tampa, FL.
Same. We probably go out least frequently in July and August, and prime season is Oct-Dec for our schedule.
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It’s been pretty miserable around Stuart Florida the last couple weeks. I am fine while fishing but when we get back to the dock I am beat so I just flush the engines, rinse off rods and clean anything that is fishy. I put off the through cleaning until the following morning.
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Heat index near 104, that's a tough one. ICW temps at 90, GOF temps in upper 80's. Shit, is it normal to sweat when you boat?
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As long as it is above 70* we are on the boat. I hate cold weather and don’t mind the heat. Some days offshore during the summer when the wind dies off it gets a little unbearable but you just jump in the water and all good for another couple of hours.

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