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Old 08-06-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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To fish the (sometimes) bluewater places like the spur, nipple, 131 that everyone talks about what size center console would most consider adequate. Ive been looking for a while hoping to find something I liked around 30' and ran across a good deal on 27'. with twin 250's and 205g fuel capacity. Its like this, I really like the boat but do you guys think I'm gonna be wishing I'd waited till I found something bigger? It would be simple if I could go buy a new boat but till some dirt moves I've got to find something I can afford. Maybe this would give me a clue. what's the average length boats that fish tournaments like the limited or outboard classic?

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Old 08-06-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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You should consider if that's all you're going to do, "fish the gulf"? But, If you're planning/thinking on doing some bay fishing and whatnot, then I'd consider a boat that's small enough for the bay, but will get you out in the gulf safely.
But you can go pretty much as far as you want on good smooth days. I've been to the nipple many a time in a 22' cc as well as a 38' scarab.
The scarab wasn't much for bay fishing (but the women loved it), and the 22' didn't like rough seas.
So, after deciding on what you're most wanting to do, then that's the road to go down. If it's the bigger boat, save your money til you can get what you want.
But for now, I personally would charter boat it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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I have a 26 ft CC Pursuit and think its the perfect size. Takes seas like a champ not too big for around the bay and I take it everywhere from the bouys for kings to the Ram Powell for tuna. Pick your days when you are going way out... if its nasty its gonna suck whether you are in a 25 footer or a 40 footer...
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I've done (and continue to do) all three of those spots named in my Century 2200 CC. It has a single 225 Yamaha 4 stroke with 110 gallon fuel tank. In my opinion its more about your comfort level and skills than it is the size of the boat. I learned my comfort level many years ago on an old 17' boat that I would take out into the Atlantic. Just remember, there is a thin line between fun and stupid.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 AM   #5
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I've got 23 sea hunt right now and I'm always nervous when I go through that pass. The furthest I've been is 2 miles. But I'm always by myself or with my 4 yr old. I guess I subcontiously feel like if I get a bigger boat I want be so nervous. I'm from Tuscaloosa and none of my buddies know anything about saltwater fishing. Maybe i need to run an add free trip just bring knowledge.
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I go out well over 30 miles frequently with a single F250, 22' Grady, safety equipment and Sea Tow subscription. Never a fear from the boat side as it'll take more than I can. But with any boat you'll want to pick your days because it just isn't fun for most once the waves go over 3' or so.
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If you get nervous coming out of the pass a bigger boat will not make you feel more relaxed going to the spots you mentioned. Get comfortable with whatever boat you have before you think about going that far. Get some bottom numbers and hit them for a while, learn your boat and yourself. You probably have a very seaworthy boat and but if you dont feel comfortable going to the 3 Barges and fishing a boat thats 5' bigger is not going to give you the confidence to fish the Spur and it shouldnt till you learn you boat and yourself.
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I'm gonna be down this weekend, anyone want to fish out of OB? I'll cover everything you just have help show me the ropes.
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I would look at fuel economy as well if you have a 200g tank and the boat gets 1.0-1-5mpg you may not have the range to fish some of the longer runs and have fuel for trolling and etc,
but a 27' boat should be comfortable fishing just about anywhere in the gom within range, but when the seas are raging it sucks being on any boat no matter the size but bigger does ease the pain, imo
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