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Oh, and Jason, its not getting past the breakers that you need to worry about. Its the coming in part! Thats when it can get interesting. I just picked up a new PA14 and my first time in it is going to be Saturday. Should be fun.
Yeah I plan on a cold swim in with my pa Sat
 

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Plan on trying to bust through the breakers in my outback. But all this talk of crazy cobia fishermen has me thinking that maybe I should reconsider. Had thought about getting out there and trying the inshore thing first, but the thought of loading and unloading (by myself) that many times in a day exhausted me before i got started.
 

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I have already learned one thing about coming in on breakers. Make sure your rudder is centered! The last trip it was sporty coming in. I jumped off in 3' water and walked it in and the Mariner was turned hard left the whole time. Then I saw the rudder handle when i pulled it onto the sand.
 

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Oh, and Jason, its not getting past the breakers that you need to worry about. Its the coming in part! Thats when it can get interesting. I just picked up a new PA14 and my first time in it is going to be Saturday. Should be fun.

oh no JD drank the coolaid... Ya I think I;m going to look down the beach for the better sand bar gap and head out - if it's too bad I'll swim it out... Brrr 50's in the AM!

Offshore for me - Like Drew said you are best to have a decent hole and fish it all day then try and run and gun in a yak (where running is 4mph..) take a VHF and hail the cobe boats if they get too close... I bet Navarre parking lot will look like the rigging clinic at 0545...

As for swimming it in - pull your rudder up swing it around and hang onto the bow handle going in - SOooooo much easier... I bet it'll be about as big as this launch.... Never ever stop once you commit to heading out...

 

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Not really familiar with the Gulf Breeze area. Where is the Hooters located that the captain's meeting is being held at? Got a hit on google maps, but when i zoomed in I didn't see it, or it wasnt labeled. Somebody wanna tell me what it's close to?
 

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When you come through the toll bridge start looking left. Be on your left between .25 and .5 mile. If you go through the light you've gone to far.
 

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i think i would be more inclined to go offshore if i didnt have to PADDLE through that rough surf. jealous...
I find paddling easier. I'm debating on taking the Prowler instead of the Outback. But I prefer king fishing hands free, so who knows
 

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I find paddling easier. I'm debating on taking the Prowler instead of the Outback. But I prefer king fishing hands free, so who knows
Hardest thing about paddling is getting into the kayak holding the paddle, after that it's gravy. Gives you a way to keep your balance if a wave gets a little angle on you
 
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