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Old 06-14-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Do you guys ever see any smaller ( 21-23 ft ) boats at the floaters?
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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Not usually. I've seen a Hewes flats boat at the lump and the odd center console at Ram Powell. Once a year you see some idiot with a bunch of fuel cans tied to his bow waiting for the Coast Guard out at Horn Mountain.
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we fished Ram Powell in a 33' center console 4 times last year... it was kinda sketchy 2 of the trips...
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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Two weeks ago we were 1 of 6 CCs at the RP, the smallest being a 25' Contender. The same trip I saw a 25' Hydra-Sports at the Marlin. On a good day and with the fuel capacity, I'd run a tournament 23' w/ twins (Contender, Yellowfin, Cape Horn, etc.) without thinking twice. If the shit hits the fan, your a hell of a lot closer to LA than FL.
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Default RE: Smallish Boats at the floaters

Seen a 18'6" somthinganother at Ram Powell a couple years ago.
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I fish a Contender25 with 240 gallons of fuel and don't think twice about going to the floaters if the weather is good. We do carry a Sat phone, two epirbs, life raft etc... Always keep an eye on radar for weather and occasionaly call back to shore to get a larger radar pic of nexrad radar composite to make sure nothing is sneaking up on us. We see similar center consoles out there all the time.

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when it's nice and flat and we feel like screwing around, hell ya we'll take the little boat (24 cape) out all the way to ram powell and beyond. sometimes it's a lot of fun. seems like we always get into big fish while in the little boat too, which can make for a cluster#$** in limited space. bean bags are a little boat's best friend
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I regularly run to Ram, Marlin, and Beer Can in my Everglades 260 CC. Radar is a must, and we have 200 gal fuel cap. If you go, invest in an EPIRB, Please.
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I know several peoplewho fish "blue water" tournaments out of 23'T. If you leave out of LA its not that far of a run.
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Reel Rowdy (6/15/2008)I regularly run to Ram, Marlin, and Beer Can in my Everglades 260 CC. Radar is a must, and we have 200 gal fuel cap. If you go, invest in an EPIRB, Please.
Speaking of EPIRB. Was anyone else out on Friday and hear the CG call regarding a EPIRB signal about 30 miles out registered to a (I think) 26' pleasure boat. I heard the call on my VHF while out diving Friday during our surface interval.
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