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Old 02-08-2015, 10:52 AM
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Being you have year round access to water sports/activities, how many days a week are you out on your boat? For those that moved south, do you use the boat as much as you thought you would or has the novelty worn off?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:21 AM
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It's pretty cold here, but I boat year round. Going on a boat ride tomorrow for lunch. I put a little over 300hrs on my boat in 2014 and over 200hrs almost every year since 2003.

I cant get enough of it. Now I'm trying to put together a camping trip next weekend out at cape lookout.

I'm literally addicted to salt water....
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:32 AM
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Every 2-3 weeks during the winter and about twice a week the rest of the year. The novelty never wears off.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:32 AM
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I'm on a boat five days a week. Business related of course, had to sell my because of not having time/desire.
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Every three weeks or so in the winter. Weekly at least rest of the year.

I average 100-120 hours a year probably on my boat, but fish on friends boats a lot.
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Use mine year round in south florida. Not retired yet so just once or twice a week.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:29 PM
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good question, I always hear the florida guys brag about the 80 weather yet this forum and spearfishing forums all die off in the winter time. Bunch of whimps if you ask me
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:35 PM
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Gee when I had my boat in Del. I was on the water every weekend from April to Nov. I put 75-100 hrs a yr on mine and that was having weekend access only.

I guess the novelty does wear off.
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After 56 years of livin' and loving the water, fishing and everything about it, there's no novelty. But when the ability to be on the water in minutes takes over, you get to pick days when the conditions are best so no, it's not every day. But for me, things are very busy now but open up right when the cobia move it. When that happens, I'll be out when conditions are right 3-4-5 times a months or maybe more. I usually go two days in a row to get the most before cleaning her' up. Of coarse, I go to a few places to catch reds, specs and flounder from shore now and then.
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I'm far from the south....
Bought my boat w 215 hours on it in October of 13 .... Last ride out, it had 301... In October
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It gets windy in the winter, so its not just the temps. I use my boat on average once every 2-3 weeks. I have kids, so little league and assorted activities keep me occupied.
I probably use it MORE in the winter since it gets opressively hot here in the summer.
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Every single day, sometimes twice a day.....
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:02 AM
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I am on the water pretty much every weekend from January through December. During the winter time in SW Florida it is the wind that keeps me off not the cold.
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Originally Posted by GulfC View Post
After 56 years of livin' and loving the water, fishing and everything about it, there's no novelty. But when the ability to be on the water in minutes takes over, you get to pick days when the conditions are best so no, it's not every day. But for me, things are very busy now but open up right when the cobia move it. When that happens, I'll be out when conditions are right 3-4-5 times a months or maybe more. I usually go two days in a row to get the most before cleaning her' up. Of coarse, I go to a few places to catch reds, specs and flounder from shore now and then.


I know we take the weather and conditions for granted and are able to pick our days to head offshore or just boat around locally. In the colder climates you are more or less forced to run offshore in the crap because of the limited season.

When I moved down here from Ct. I would fish in anything short of small craft warnings. Now if the winds are forecasted to be 15-20knts I pass and wait for a nicer day which will come soon enough.

The old bones can't take the pounding they once could.

Still put 100-150hrs a year, about the same as when I lived up north, but they are higher quality hours and long runs to the Bahamas, Keys or somewhere offshore as well as hours cruising the ICW make up most of the time.
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I've been boating here all my life, I always am looking forward to the next time I can take the boat out.
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Down here, at least twice a month for me in the winter. Depends on how hard it is blowing and the temp. If it is below 70 then I don't go since all my boats are CC's.

I am planning on fishing this Friday.

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RIght now we are going around 40 hours per month.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:41 PM
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Down here, at least twice a month for me in the winter. Depends on how hard it is blowing and the temp. If it is below 70 then I don't go since all my boats are CC's.

I am planning on fishing this Friday.

You don't go out if it's 68? I wish I could be that picky. Mid 40's is getting closer to my point.
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I average about 300hrs a year. Most of that is spent trolling, so the hours are probably a lot higher than that since I only run one motor a time while trolling.
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You don't go out if it's 68? I wish I could be that picky. Mid 40's is getting closer to my point.
If the boat was accessible now, I would be on it... 25* and all...
I cant deal anymore!
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