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Old 05-28-2016, 06:53 AM
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Default 75 miles offshore in a 21' boat?

Who runs offshore in their little boat?.... with your wives? My wife is a bad ass and loves to fish. Makes this lifestyle a lot easier if the better half loves it as much as yo do!
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Cool. What kind of boat? Gunnels look pretty low.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:26 AM
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Fully restored 1972 hiliner 222. New f200 80 gal fuel. Gunnels are a little low due to raising the deck to a good self bailing level. Hasn't been an issue so far.
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Oh, and my man Scott is the best, period!
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:05 AM
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In my opinion coming from someone who has spent a lot of time offshore, as beautiful as your boat is, you don't have enough dead rise or beam width to handle an unpredicted change in the weather for a 21 foot boat to be 75 miles from shore. A stronger than forecast wind against tide, a nasty ground squall or a severe thunderstorm can ruin a blue bird day in a small boat. An inlet can be dangerous for larger boats. Great pictures BTW.
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
In my opinion coming from someone who has spent a lot of time offshore, as beautiful as your boat is, you don't have enough dead rise or beam width to handle an unpredicted change in the weather for a 21 foot boat to be 75 miles from shore. A stronger than forecast wind against tide, a nasty ground squall or a severe thunderstorm can ruin a blue bird day in a small boat. An inlet can be dangerous for larger boats. Great pictures BTW.

Well said, at the very least team up with a bigger buddy boat. You are either careless or unaware of what the ocean can dish out. Protect that awesome wife.
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My buddy has more hours offshore than 99% of us. He felt safe. He runs a 23 parker with 15000 hrs on it. Mates on multiple charter boats so im not just jumping I in blind here. I have everything safety wise but a life raft. This boat is foam cored and not going to sink. With an eperb even at 75 miles your only an hr or two from coast gard rescue tops. I live a life of adventure sorry. I'm not careless either In my opinion.
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great restoration-- boat looks beautiful. If you have an eprip (and a life raft) I see no reason to do what you are doing. What are those white and orange storage things in the transom?
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Planer boards for striper trolling .
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Sounds like you are confident in your abilities, be safe and enjoy.
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Nice looking boat!

At 16, I was taking a 19' boat 55 nm out of Charleston...sounds like some nancies on this board.
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Nice looking boat!

At 16, I was taking a 19' boat 55 nm out of Charleston...sounds like some nancies on this board.
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And I'd carry two extra 5 gal cans of gas on the boat trying to get to the fabled Georgetown Hole, but never could make it.
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Originally Posted by hiliner222gypsy View Post
My buddy has more hours offshore than 99% of us. He felt safe. He runs a 23 parker with 15000 hrs on it. Mates on multiple charter boats so im not just jumping I in blind here. I have everything safety wise but a life raft. This boat is foam cored and not going to sink. With an eperb even at 75 miles your only an hr or two from coast gard rescue tops. I live a life of adventure sorry. I'm not careless either In my opinion.
So many things here that prove my previous point.

"Everything but a life raft" nuts to be 75 miles offshore in a 21 foot boat without a life raft.
"The boat is foam cored so it won't sink" great you can watch it float away after you can't hold on to it in the 10-15 foot seas that came with the unexpected weather.
"Only an hour or two from coast guard rescue tops" if the EPIRB deploys properly, works, etc. then hell your only risking our coast guard for your foolish acts. Also you can die in minutes it does not always take hours....
"Mates on multiple charter boats" this way of thinking is most likely why he is not a captain.

Look I'm not trying to be a prick but bad stuff happens, it's food for thought. Like I said before at least consider a bigger buddy boat. You have a very nice boat but it's not intended to fish 75 miles offshore. YOU are responsible for your passengers safety, NOT your EPIRB and the coast guard, they are designed to be last resort options......
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That's a sweet looking ride! Congrats on getting out there.
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Nice looking boat!

At 16, I was taking a 19' boat 55 nm out of Charleston...sounds like some nancies on this board.
Thats funny...every nice day there is 20 ft boats 60 miles out of charleston!
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Originally Posted by hiliner222gypsy View Post
My buddy has more hours offshore than 99% of us. He felt safe. He runs a 23 parker with 15000 hrs on it. Mates on multiple charter boats so im not just jumping I in blind here. I have everything safety wise but a life raft. This boat is foam cored and not going to sink. With an eperb even at 75 miles your only an hr or two from coast gard rescue tops. I live a life of adventure sorry. I'm not careless either In my opinion.
You seen bit offended my my answer but you asked the question. This post even more so than your last is very telling. Feeling safe does not make you safe. Feeling safe because you don't know any better is a lot different than being safe because you are prepared. A lot can happen very quickly on the ocean. A 23 foot parker would be pretty much in the same hard spot under deteriorating conditions. Engine trouble which is common can be hazardous for 21 foot boat in building seas 75 miles from home.

Your unsinkable boat could be smashed to pieces in a couple of waves and when you swim through the gasoline filled choking water to reach the floating debris, provided you could climb up and balance yourself on what remains of your hull, the next wave only washes you back into the water until your so exausted you can't even muster the strength to hold on along side or maybe your afraid to because the wave action is rolling your boat over and over and moving it 40 yards every 7 seconds and now you can't even catch your unsinkable boat.

Im not trying to rain on your parade but there is a lot you have not considered. One hour is a life time when your life is in peril. To be honest, you would not have posed the question if you didn't think it was risky. Someone else may have to risk their life to save you because of carelessness and the first question anyone would ask is why is a 21 foot anything 75 miles offshore. Just saying.

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Originally Posted by knot yo business View Post
Thats funny...every nice day there is 20 ft boats 60 miles out of charleston!
The forecast is always right and nice days never get ugly....here is a guy with lots of offshore experience.
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Originally Posted by knot yo business View Post
Thats funny...every nice day there is 20 ft boats 60 miles out of charleston!
There used to be only a very small handful back in those days as you know...probably see 5 boats all day back then. Now, you can almost walk across the boats on a nice day.
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
The forecast is always right and nice days never get ugly....here is a guy with lots of offshore experience.
He's been fishing for quite a while...as have I. I'd be willing to bet that at my age (33), I have more hours "captaining" a boat than you did at that age, but hey...we're all keyboard commandos here so take it for what it's worth.
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