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Old 05-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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wondering how many folks run a small rig (say under 20) 20+ miles off shore on a regular basis?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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I had a 19' Cape Horn and used to run it 40-50 miles regularly, just pick your days and make sure your rig is meticulously maintained, no place to run a boat thats not up to par on maintenance.
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Mine is just 20'10" and I run all over the Gulf.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Been to the Nipple and further in a 17. There and to the Exxon rigs (90+ miles from the pass) in a 19.

Know your boat and you'll be OK.
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Growing up we ran a 21 Biddison 20-40 miles offshore regularly. Down West Central way, we had to if we wanted to fish/dive deeper than 60ft. Take care of your equipment and pick your days. Dont exceed your comfort level.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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I've been past the edge several times to where the ff wouldn't read bottom in a 16' cape horn.

I know some Cubans that have gone a lot further in an inner tube
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90 miles across the Gulf Stream is a long float in a makeshift tube/raft etc..
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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I fish a 18-6 cat just about ever weekend 20-30 miles on the regular. I was just wondering because when a much larger rig pulls up to me off shore I can see it in there face " what the hell are they thinking"! Picking your days is the only way to safely hit the deep stuff and come home to see the kids. Good to see other people much mor crazy than me... Joe Z!
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The floating trucks move a little faster than the rafts.haha
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #10
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Use to run 15-20 in my 17 hewes tail fisher and it was a tunnel hull technical polling skiff. Just know your range and boat you'll be fine.
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