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How big?
Posted by Chris_Stout on Mar 04 2006
The bigger the better.  I have run a 14 footer for years and had no problem with safety concerns.  Just remember to allways take a patch kit, a pump and it is a good idea to have a handheld marine radio and a gps/compass as the fog can come in quick.  Been in 6 to 8 foot seas a few times and didn't feel threatened.  High winds, large chop and a light boat are the biggest concern.  And remember, these boats are tough as hell, but they are still rubber!  Don't let people drop their tackle as it will work into the sides and under the floor, improperly used halibut hooks and gaffs can also be trouble. (The boat wont sink as it has multiple chambers, but it is a really shitty ride if you can't put a quick patch on and you are 7 miles out.)  Have fun.  Oh yeah, if camping rig an offshore anchore as bears love to chew on these boats.  Like a big squeek toy.


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