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Old 09-21-2011, 08:13 AM
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I found it funny that guys on this site were giving fishermen who use waverunners crap for fishing offshore with them, but those guys run them 50+ miles out to fish wish is probably 40 miles farther than *most* posters on this site.
Fisherman have a reason to go out to open water

What's a go fast gonna do 50/85 miles out with no destination?
Stand on the bow and pull my pud?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:17 AM
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Fisherman have a reason to go out to open water

What's a go fast gonna do 50/85 miles out with no destination?
Stand on the bow and pull my pud?
that was kinda my point...
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:12 AM
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Some cool responses here. I figured Bob is going to win this one hands down, but it's fun to read where others have been in their boats.

2fast9 - I agree to a point that the conditions may not change much "offshore" vs "nearshore" (but boy they can!) but the navigation requirements, level of risk, fuel planning, etc. certainly do. Anyone can follow the coast with marinas and fuel stops no more than 10 miles away and go somewhere. Pointing the bow to an island that is 130+ miles away across open water is a whole different experience.

I love taking my boat to new places, and truly enjoy the navigational and fuel planning aspect of long trips.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:22 AM
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By tomorrow the guys in the Statement going to Bermuda will eciplse everyone, that is open water with nothing in front of them except 1 rock and if they miss that, next stop Africa - LOL
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:57 AM
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Id say my best is taking my 13' Vyper to Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. I stayed overnight and woke up to some rough stuff for the ride home. Made some great video and photos though!

Spent alot of time running aimlessly in the Gulf off the Ft Myers area, beating the sh*t out of Bajas for months. Still have never used a compass to this day.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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Only about 3 miles in the Kryptonite.

100+ in the 30' Proline fishing boat

1000+ from the nearest land while crossing the atlantic. Somethig a lot bigger and a lot slower.
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