Alex from GA wrote: »
Don't go further than 1/3 of your fuel capacity.
hossmoss wrote: »
I used to take my little Angler 17 bay boat out as far as 20 miles out from Mayport. Some days stayed beautiful all day. Some days the weather kicked up. I got pounded on the way in. Sometimes a storm rolled through. I got wet and pounded on the way in. Then when I got home and told my wife, I got pounded again. At 55 years old, the next day I was usually pretty stiff. Then I'd do it all over again the next week.
Caught groupers, sharks, sailfish, cudas, AJs, too many bsb and beeliners to even think about. Be safe, be smart, think ahead, plan for mishaps. Have what you need. I always carried an extra 6 gallons of pre-mixed gas. You can do it. If you get serious about the ocean, just get prepared for buying a different boat in a few years.
After several years of that, I decided I needed to buy another boat.