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Fishing General San Diego Waters.

Old 11-19-2018, 09:33 PM
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Would like a boat that would be able to take me and 1 other person and most 2 other people out to At least 9 mile bank and back during the summer.

My friend owns a 22 foot sail boat with 6 hp outboard that we cruise out on flat days and have made 30 mile round trips.

Whats the smallest thing i could get away with.

Would an 18 foot bayliner do the trick?
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:51 PM
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Any size boat can go 9 miles. All depends on conditions.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:21 AM
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I thought so as well. However i am looking for something that could be a long term family boat and maybe take me further.

I honestly am a newbie when it comes to boats.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:23 AM
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Check out bdoutdoors.com. Lots of west coast fishing and boat discussion there. Someone there may have good input regarding the SD area waters.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:16 AM
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Find people/s in you area to share fishing /boating expenses with, if possible, prior to making decisions , it'll help with trailering, dropping, maintenance, handling, ocean conditions and more.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:56 PM
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Really depends on your budget. Seen guys in 16ft whaler out at the 43 in 5-6 rolling waves. And some won’t leave the harber in 45 cruisers. Learn the patterns and the 9 is easy. Plenty of smaller walk around s are good place to start 20-23.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:59 AM
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I've seen guys fishing the Coronado islands on jetski's.....thats about 14 miles from San Diego harbor. I would think a 18-22' boat would is fine...just pick your days.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:16 PM
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mexico can get really rough really quick, as with all waters. yes it is doable, but you will miss many good fishing days due to bad or questionable weather.
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:56 PM
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I fish on a jet ski from La Jolla to San Clemente....the weather is extremely predictable here. Most mornings are good and the wind picks up a bit after noon which can create a chop. There are plenty of boats on CL that would be a good option for you just depends on your budget. If you want to get to nine mile bank I’m assuming you want to get into the BFT/YFT but there is plenty of good fishing near shore as well.

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