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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:15 pm

I agree but I dont think I would be using a 18 ft jon boat in 10-20ft swells :lol:
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby jehler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Pfft
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby toolmaker » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:38 pm

I am chilled, you are just reading too much into my message...

.swells are fine....especially the big wide ones. generally the low bow Mod V are dangerous because following seas can drive the bow under easily!

as for you jehler.... I have never been afraid of waves yet....when they were extremely dangerous, you have to concentrate too much to be afraid. even if you should be afraid. I have been in a few hair raising situations , and I don't believe in any of those cases that the boat would survive those conditions 10 out of 10 times....its not about being macho, and going out in crapp like that, its about being caught trying to get back in crapp like that. there is no substitute for high sided LONG boats with big motors! I remember a story about some guys off the NC coast(re: what this thread is about) who got swamped in their big MOD V just like the one I have...2070....level floation saved those guys

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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby Willie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby jehler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:15 pm

Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby Willie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:28 pm

jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby jehler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:37 pm

Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.

Not hunted in them, but crossed them after getting "stuck" in a bay and zoning out the raising winds...
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby Willie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:48 pm

jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.

Not hunted in them, but crossed them after getting "stuck" in a bay and zoning out the raising winds...

Was that the 14' or the barge? Bet that was a butt pucker. Dayuum
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby jehler » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.

Not hunted in them, but crossed them after getting "stuck" in a bay and zoning out the raising winds...

Was that the 14' or the barge? Bet that was a butt pucker. Dayuum

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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby toolmaker » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....



you are right about hunting in 10 footers....usually if you have half a brain you are hunting in a lee somewhere....its usually the ride back that is the worst....because you dont go out when its blowing 10 footers!!!....or if it is you stay close to shore in some protected place...and skirt the edges if need be.

one of my worst rides back was a day we were all comfy on the lee side of a larger island...and looking out down the sides of the island didnt fortell how bad it was because of the outer islands around this one big one. Plus the bluebills were in by the thousands....that was a classic Nor Easter blow that built and built....

the saving grace was we needed to run the windward shore....so worst comes to worst.... while running up close to the shoreline , we get swamped on capsized......we get tossed up on someones beach, in two or three waves..


we chose to ditch the boat that day in a harbor and call a cab....


i really wonder how bad it mcan get on the american side of the great lakes when a freak storm rolls in... or out on the open Atlantic off of RI or Cape Cod.. but you can die in 10 feet of water when its cold enough less than 100 myards from shore!

the old Axiom, " Few people wish for a smaller boat in bad weather"!!! really rings true for a winter duck hunter...

thats why my seaduck project boat is a 22 ft Starcraft DEEP DEEP V with a 40" transom!

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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby Willie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:04 pm

jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.

Not hunted in them, but crossed them after getting "stuck" in a bay and zoning out the raising winds...

Was that the 14' or the barge? Bet that was a butt pucker. Dayuum

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Holy crap
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby gangrig25 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:47 pm

I've been scared shitless more then once. But,,,Thank God...I've made it to the hill every time out so far.
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby jehler » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:48 pm

gangrig25 wrote:I've been scared shitless more then once. But,,,Thank God...I've made it to the hill every time out so far.

Your work scares me a hell of a lot more than any damned rough water
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby gangrig25 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:52 pm

jehler wrote:
gangrig25 wrote:I've been scared shitless more then once. But,,,Thank God...I've made it to the hill every time out so far.

Your work scares me a hell of a lot more than any damned rough water

Put in 10 1/2 today. 95 degrees on a three story, 12/12 church. Taking off traditional standing seam and putting back lock down.
OH what fun.
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Re: buying a new tender/big water boat need help

Postby ncbufflehead » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:
jehler wrote:
Willie wrote:Ain't no of ya hunted in 10 foot + seas. Sorry....

You sure?

Well, except for you.

Not hunted in them, but crossed them after getting "stuck" in a bay and zoning out the raising winds...

Was that the 14' or the barge? Bet that was a butt pucker. Dayuum

12'
Barge has never seen anything better than 6'

Holy crap

He was probably drunk.

Everyone knows drunks never get hurt or die do something stupid.
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