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Old 04-10-2018, 07:19 AM
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I live in the San Juans (Washington) and rent a condo in the winter in Florida or the Bahamas. Have an 18' CC for Florida that I leave at a friends house. Have a 2760 Glacier Bay walk around for WA. You would be OK with the CC but you may just not use it that much due to the weather. It will be easier to sell in Florida and then you can buy a boat here in WA. Good luck!!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:40 AM
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My wife just received orders to Joint Base Lewis McChord. While I am not looking forward to the drive, my baby will be going with us. Bluewater 2350. We are in the FL panhandle currently. Feel free to look me up later this summer, we'll figure out the fishing together.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:08 PM
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You poor bugger. Invest in good wool and Grundens
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron19 View Post
My wife just received orders to Joint Base Lewis McChord. While I am not looking forward to the drive, my baby will be going with us. Bluewater 2350. We are in the FL panhandle currently. Feel free to look me up later this summer, we'll figure out the fishing together.
Good luck with your trip!

A CC that for north... you may want to rename your boat "popsicle"! My last business trip to Seattle (last year) it rained (AND I MEAN F'n RAINED ) 11 out of the 11 days I was there.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:43 PM
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If you get a cabin boat you can do long range cruises into BC and even Alaska if you have the time.
Nothing beats having a diesel heater in the cabin.
My recently finished boat - 28'.

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Old 05-31-2018, 10:58 AM
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It is cold, and it does rain a lot. As a fellow Southerner up in these parts, I'd recommend a tanning bed and Vitamin D pills. Also, a lot of the boats up here are set up to fish in the rain. All sorts of rain gear. And the boats up here are more expensive
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:19 AM
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I'd sell the CC in Florida and buy a cabin boat somewhere in Kansas on your way over to Seattle.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:35 PM
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Umm I live in Port Angeles, out on the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Nice fishing area provided the seasons cooperate.

Today: June 10, 2018. 54 degrees. Heavy rain. Wind gusts up to 30 knots.

I sure do miss those days a long time ago when I lived near Jacksonville and enjoyed fishing a few miles out from Cumberland Island. I will take the sun tan any day over freezing!!!!

I have a fair weather boat. Nice to fish out of but today it is in the barn.

PS boats are expensive out here. This one was purchased in Miami and towed across the US to where I live.

"Since I live in Florida, I have a 24' fiberglass center console. Is it worth bringing it up to Washington? I know it is cold and rains a lot, but is a CC worth having there? How rough is the water both in the sound and up to 50 miles offshore in the summer time? I know it is a completely different kind of fishing, but I am a quick learner. Thanks in advance, Dave"

Your 24 CC will work fine here, just pick the weather days. Where will you be moving to, the area or the city?
50 miles off shore will be a nasty ride back if the wind and tides pick up. I have been 20 miles out during nice weather, no problem. If you have a wife and kids that want to go along the CC is a poor choice. Fishing in Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca in the CC would be OK for the family on nice days

And we have a shortage of boat launch facilities here, especially at the popular summer salmon & halibut locations like LaPush, Neah Bay, Port Angeles and Westport. Expect long lines at the ramp. The smart guys arrive days early and rent a slip at the marinas, but you gotta reserve in advance. Fishing seasons are short and crowded. Not like in Florida.

Fun below: One half mile from the boat ramp.




My Mako below, before I did a few modifications. Out fishing on the Straits near Seiku. Vancouver Island B.C. in the background. It does rain here, this is in the middle of summer. Nice day for us, not much wind. Lots of rain however!

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