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Old 02-21-2006, 10:00 PM   #11
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Man thats a sweet picture I'd have my snorkel gear on in a heart beat, how hot was it that day. I know some days I would have given it up if it wasn't for the bimini top.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:56 PM   #12
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Sorry about the Hi-jack kevin but I figured you had your answer When we going after some hoo's??!?!
Soon, I hope because I'm dying for a blue-fix. I'm in RI this week looking at the buoy data showing 2-3's in TX mid-week. Of course, by the time I get back this weekend it'll be 4-6 . Maybe we'll be lucky in March.
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Dutch Treat is exactly right. In this area the term became popular in the late 60`s &
early 70`s. It was used by mostly yachts & party boats like a four letter word to
describe how upset the big boats did not like smaller outboards venturing offshore
in slick calm weather. I belive those guys were mostly upset because on calm days
outboards could outrun the inboards in a huge way. They also did not like them beating
them to the rigs or shrimp boats. Also this is about the start time of "potlicking". Rik
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:21 AM   #14
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Mosquito Fleet?

Also known as Monkey Boats. I know, I got one. Drshark
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:58 AM   #15
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Mosquito Fleet comes from the British boat-lift of their army at Dunkirk during World War II. The British requested all civilian boats and boat operators to assist in the retreat across the English Channel to save the temporarily defeated British Army. The civilian boats were known as the mosquito fleet. The Mosquito Fleet picked thousands of British Army personnel and transported them to Britain. The Germans were idiots by the way, as they had the British defeated if they had just followed up and chased the British army into Britain.
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:08 AM   #16
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Also known as Monkey Boats. I know, I got one. Drshark
I've fished offshore since the mid 70's and I've never heard of a "Monkey Boat"....what the heck is that?
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:01 AM   #17
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I've fished offshore since the mid 70's and I've never heard of a "Monkey Boat"....what the heck is that?
My understanding of Monkey Boat is one that is small and bounces around so much that everyone must hang onto a bar (t-top legs, etc) like monkies in a tree, or, like my Grady in two to fours or better! LOL

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:21 AM   #18
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If you don't need your passport with you.....

...then you are in the mosquito fleet. This applies whether you ride a 36' Contender or a 19' Whaler.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:45 AM   #19
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20 miles offshore in a 20' carolina skiff w/ 90 hp yammie. You gotta love those flat days in august! Trolling the shrimpers out of Port A.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:20 AM   #20
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Mosquito Fleet

Rsnap is right on with the terminology useage. I have several magazines (Saltwater Sportmans, Southern Outdoors, Sportfishing) from the 70's that used mosquito fleet to describe boats under 30 feet that are fishing more than 10 miles offshore. My dad, mom and I used to go up to forty miles out in our 18 foot center console in the summer and twenty-five miles out in the winter. My dad upgraded to a 24 foot Falcon Malibu with twin 115 Evinrudes. We would launch from Port O'Connor to fish around the East Breaks. Sometimes the seas were three to five feet, but the waves had fairly long intervals. We felt confident because we had a VHF and a ship to shore radio. My dad also made sure we had enough fuel for our destination with full auxiliary tanks. It was great being able to sometimes out-run bigger boats to Buccaneer Field in sloppy conditions.
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