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AlxTgr
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Single Merc. This is a smart, smart man.





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bayoudude
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My dad picked up a brand new Seahunt 27' last year and has takin it out 4x i think. He highly regrets buying it.



Sorry to derail but how does he like the Sea Hunt? I have been looking at the 27 Gamefish allot lately. I had a 99 model 20' sea hunt that held up well and their quality has really improved over the years. Does it ride well and does he have 150's or larger on it?






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sonoma8
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He loves it... Ive never had the chance to ride in it yet but he said its a very smooth riding boat. Hes got twin 250's on the back... says its got a hole shot like a mutha.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I know some guys who went a couple miles out in a surface drive.

Like someone else said, it's more about how seaworthy you are than how seaworthy the vessel is.






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bayoudude
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Hes got twin 250's on the back... says its got a hole shot like a mutha.


I bet it does as that boat will run low-mid 40's with 150's



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sonoma8
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He took it out 2 weeks ago to catch some AJ's... He loves his boat... just pissed off that the Feds cant make up there mind on snapper season. He hauls it from Morgan city just to launch out of GI. Just seems like a lot of boat and travel time for the couple of days/fish you get to keep. Doesnt add up to me... but to each their own.





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DeltaDoc
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just pissed off that the Feds cant make up there mind on snapper season.


Oh, they have made up there mind about the Red Snapper (and a bunch of other species as well - they just haven't let the cat out of the bag yet relative to the others but it is coming).






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Hardy_Har
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getting back if the seas get shitty know what I mean


This happens so fast it's scary too






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DeltaDoc
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This happens so fast it's scary too


Most, if not all, of my offshore fishing from a bay boat would take place on the Florida Panhandle in the summer. I wouldn't be running to rigs out of Louisiana.

If you are familiar with Destin/PCB weather patterns, a person that ventures out in a smaller vessel pays attention to two things:
(1) You look at the weather/Wave/wind predictions and wait for a day that is reasonable; and
(2) No matter the forecast, you leave early (say if you are fishing the Edge) and always, always head back in before noon.

The warm air rising on the land as the sun gets higher is what causes the "ocean breeze", which in turn causes the frequent and sometimes violent afternoon thunderstorms.

On the vast majority of days on the Panhandle, as long as the weather is supposed to be good for the day, you are pretty fine fishing even out to the edge on a large bay boat (24 ft or better) as long as no matter how good the bite may be, you are heading north before noon.

Edit: Even still, it is recommended that you have an epirb and another sat communication device (like a spot indicator or sat phone) as well as a ditch bag and even life raft. Always file a float plan with someone as well. Sea tow is a must as well just in case.



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