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Old 07-19-2015, 10:44 AM
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.I have a question for you guys>.Why is it that these days every 1 is so scared to venture out into the open ocean.We have a 100 times better boats/motors/electronics/safety equip. these days then we had 15/20/30yrs ago..I see all these big CC-boats with 2/3/4 motors on back and rarely do i see any 1 offshore. and then you will have a guy on a sail boat,navigate all the way to aruba with his eyes closed...I call these days , the days of the coward mariners,,,,what you all think?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:46 AM
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To busy shaving arm pits and flying confederate flags?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:48 AM
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Because most of the good fishing in Florida is either very far away and you don't see them - or along the reef...

I doubt its because any of these guys are "cowards"
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Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't fishing. Also, nowadays we are running further than when we used to in the 90s and before. Plus, we don't like paying for an ass beating, so if it's crappy weather I'm not going.
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Because most of the good fishing in Florida is either very far away and you don't see them - or along the reef...

I doubt its because any of these guys are "cowards"

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Old 07-19-2015, 10:54 AM
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I'm totally a chicken compared to what I was when younger. I would do 60 miles out and not even check the weather. Maybe the younger gen just isn't fishing and it's just us old farts who are scared of death left.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:08 AM
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I think also that men of today are a lot more sissyish than past generations. Its more about impressing others and showing off than actually doing it. No more John Waynes left...lots of tree huggars though. I just heard the Feds want to raise gasoline 10 cents a gallon to build bicycle paths along the interstates..Does that tell ya something !!
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I think it's the same reason you see so many wakeboard boats anchored at party cove, not actually towing anyone, people buy boats (and many other things) to impress other people.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by miamiboater2000 View Post
.I have a question for you guys>.Why is it that these days every 1 is so scared to venture out into the open ocean.We have a 100 times better boats/motors/electronics/safety equip. these days then we had 15/20/30yrs ago..I see all these big CC-boats with 2/3/4 motors on back and rarely do i see any 1 offshore. and then you will have a guy on a sail boat,navigate all the way to aruba with his eyes closed...I call these days , the days of the coward mariners,,,,what you all think?
How old are you ? Your life experiences ??
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:17 AM
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Maybe it has to do with the severe warnings that most people on here give about running offshore. Makes it seem like it's inevitable death of you don't have longer than a 25', 2(+) engines, and a cumulative minimum 300 HP.
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My first boat ever is an offshore fishing rig. So I can't relate to what the OP is saying.

And on top of that I got this new OFFSHORE FISHING game for my Playstation 4 and I went all the way to the Red Lake on Planet Jupiter and caught some alien fish. You know what though, I didn't see any other boats out there......maybe he does have a point.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:20 AM
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No question, you can put 900hp on a canoe,but when the sea's are crappy, an 8ft. wide canoe weighing 10k lbs or less gives the owner a reality check as to what he really has under him.
Give me a solid express, or sportfish with an 11ft or wider beam, and proper weight and you won't even check for "small craft advisories" again. The surprising thing is that the cost of a used sportfish or express in the 40ft. range is less than most of these 900hp canoes..Also believe me, no one is running at planning speed in 4ft. or better seas,losing the design advantage of these planning boats since they are now running at displacement speeds.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:25 AM
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UTOPIA> i think you are right pal,,..SNEAKY im44yrs old,,i was raised with the john wayne,boating mentality..my 1st trip to the bahamas was in 4th of july 1980,me my dad n 2 more guys, on a 1978 24ft seaport hardtop with 2 volvo 4cyl inboards,we went from crandon park marina here in to bimini and made our way to normans cay.i had the time of my life!!..now folks need a 60ft CC boat with 4 motors to go to bimini 56miles away & they will spend years thinking about it hahaha..,,and yes i will agree & say that it seems many if not> most men are very sissyish ,these days..
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Originally Posted by HOmer72 View Post
I'm totally a chicken compared to what I was when younger. I would do 60 miles out and not even check the weather. Maybe the younger gen just isn't fishing and it's just us old farts who are scared of death left.
im 32 and still do this. i didnt even have a vhf, life raft, nor anything

worst case i have to swim 60 miles back to shore

I have a VHF now as im getting older
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Originally Posted by williamwallus View Post
im 32 and still do this. i didnt even have a vhf, life raft, nor anything

worst case i have to swim 60 miles back to shore

I have a VHF now as im getting older
Haha I like your style
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I believe the real answer is that "NO ONE" will SEE them if they are off shore. No, I really think the boats are often bought for speed and for looks, not always for fishing. My dads friend growing up , owned nothing but Viking sportfish boats the biggest they made at the time. The man did not own a fishing rod or reel!

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Haha I like your style
lol thanks

ill take the boat to cuba or china if i want too, 60 5 gallon gas tanks, f it.
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More people in boating that shouldn't be. Alot with the money but not the time. And bag limits are strict so why bother
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Originally Posted by miamiboater2000 View Post
UTOPIA> i think you are right pal,,..SNEAKY im44yrs old,,i was raised with the john wayne,boating mentality..my 1st trip to the bahamas was in 4th of july 1980,me my dad n 2 more guys, on a 1978 24ft seaport hardtop with 2 volvo 4cyl inboards,we went from crandon park marina here in to bimini and made our way to normans cay.i had the time of my life!!..now folks need a 60ft CC boat with 4 motors to go to bimini 56miles away & they will spend years thinking about it hahaha..,,and yes i will agree & say that it seems many if not> most men are very sissyish ,these days..
I got ya, I thought you might be much younger. You have life experiences. I think we get more cautious with age. I know I have.
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I think also that men of today are a lot more sissyish than past generations.
You must be hanging out with the wrong guys.
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