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Old 07-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Did any of you come across the guys who ended up overturned just east of the jetties in a small RIB boat? We were coming in the pass from drowning bait and when we were coming in the pass there were a couple guys in a small inflatable with an outboard in the pass as well, soon after I passed them I heard one of the snorkel boats call the coast guard about the overturned boat which ended up being the inflatable. By the time I heard about it I had anchored in the pass and was drifting baits...... There were a bunch of boats already on site and didn't need me over there to crowd the area.

Anyone know these guys?
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Saw one @ the PCola Pass too; well into the event.
No further info on either.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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I came very close to flipping my 23 foot center console Friday night coming into mobile pass. We were in 3 to 4's while out in open water. But when we got into the channel by the light house it seemed like 8 and 9 foot swells. My boat would slow way down until we reached the top of the swell, then it would rocket out while going down the swell. When we got to the bottom of the swell, the boat would get ripped to the left almost throwing us out. It was around 11 at night and by far the scariest thing I have ever been apart of. We had no business for one even being out there. I was not expecting the water to double in height. But it did. About a mile or two closer in from the light house, it seemed to get better. We made it. I do not care to go out of mobile pass ever again.
I have been caught in some nasty trying to come out of pensacola pass , but we never made it out, and turned around and stayed in shore.

Be careful. Mother Nature can be a nasty woman at times.

Those guys first mistake was blowing up a boat with air and slapping an out board on the back of it.







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Old 07-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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Yeah Destin pass gets some pretty nasty standing waves with a quick outbound current. I hate following sea like that, anytime you get like that just keep working the throttle. That or try to ride the back of a wave.
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