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Old 03-06-2017, 06:07 AM
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I am new to Florida. Just moved to Palm Beach area end of last summer. I have a small 19' CC right now. I have been very frustrated through this winter. It is really not that enjoyable fishing in my little boat in anything much more than 0-2 foot seas. It seems like we have had high winds and rough seas for weeks now.

I love my little boat, it is a fishing machine. But the conditions this winter have driven me to contemplating a bigger boat so I can at least enjoy myself in 2-3 foot seas without getting wet or having to travel at very slow speeds.

So I guess my only question is: Is what we are having for weather during Jan, Feb, and now Mar normal? or is this a particular windy and bumpy Winter.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by splais View Post
So I guess my only question is: Is what we are having for weather during Jan, Feb, and now Mar normal? or is this a particular windy and bumpy Winter.
It's a tad bumpy -- but not unseasonably uncommon for this time of year. Give it a month or two, and the seas of glass will come back.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:47 AM
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Seems pretty normal to me. Maybe even a little calmer than usual because we had less cold fronts.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:06 AM
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If you get a bigger boat you will head out in 2-3 and then get pissed because it's really 3-5 with the current lol
Just gotta pick your days especially in a 19ft boat. You step up to a let's say 25ft you are still gonna take it on the chin in a true 2-3 depending on the distance between swells
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:48 AM
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Yes that's the way it is . Lots of days the boat sits .
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:11 AM
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Normal IMO. Look for a 23 you'll get a solid 8 months of fishing.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Normal IMO. Look for a 23 you'll get a solid 8 months of fishing.
This.
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Forecast for Sunday is actually looking quite good ATM.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by grouperkng View Post
If you get a bigger boat you will head out in 2-3 and then get pissed because it's really 3-5 with the current lol
Just gotta pick your days especially in a 19ft boat. You step up to a let's say 25ft you are still gonna take it on the chin in a true 2-3 depending on the distance between swells
Yep, no boat is going to make a bad day into a nice day.

When it sucks it sucks.

The only recommendation I would make is that if you do buy a bigger vessel, increase your deadrise at transom. That is one area where a change can definitely reduce pounding/discomfort in rougher waters.
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