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Old 12-21-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have a 24’L 8.7’ W bay stealth with a 2002 250 very reliable. I’m wanting to go off shore to the rigs. What’s everyone’s thoughts on safty and will I be fine.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:16 AM   #2
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Depends on your own comfort levels. I took my 21’ Shoalwater Cat 45 miles offshore for some summer snapper, kings and mahi mahi. Best bet if you haven’t done this is to buddy boat with someone. Always try and file a float plan with the Coast Guard. Oh and don’t turn the engine off, unless you’re beyond extremely comfortable with your electrical system. Never know what can happen.




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Old 12-21-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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More than capable. Respect the sea and be very aware until you get more experience.

May even make some Galv jetty trips where there are lots of other boaters and get your wits about you.
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I don't know the hull design, but lengthwise, that's plenty of boat for offshore. We used to go offshore a lot in a 25 foot Robolo with a single outboard and it was only dicey on the few occasions we got stuck in bad storms and the waves got to be 5-7 feet and close together. It was just slow going more than it was dangerous

Be sure you have a good chart plotter/GPS and maybe even a handheld back-up. Make sure you have a radio. Make sure you have all of your safety gear (including flares) and a good tow rope. Make sure you have three times the water that you think you'll need and a first aid kit.

Have a ball
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Like said above buddy boat if possible and have a good vhf also. Make sure to have a good float plan and time back (with applicable wiggle room). Also I start slow and work my way out with comfort. Start jetties, State Waters, move farther as comfort increases and comfortable with fuel range. Have Fun and tight lines.
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Know the weather conditions and buddy boat it.
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Here are some older pics. I do have more electronics on the boat now. Just dropping these to help with an accurate judgment.
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Breakdown of equipment.
1- hummingbird helix 10 GPS/SI/DI
2- minkota 80lb ipilot
3- marine radio with built in coordinates
4- 3 battery with 3 bank
5- all fresh wiring and switch panel
6- Complete fresh lower end
7- rebuilt of Motor “freshened up”
8- 39 gallon fuel tank with 15 gallon add tank
9 - 2002 evinrude 250 2 stroke 25in shaft
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:21 PM   #10
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Pick your days. Flat bottom boat will get beat up on rough days.


I had a 21 foot bay stealth that we fished SKA tournaments out of for a couple of years. Had it 60 plus miles offshore several times.
Only thing I see missing is something for shade.
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