60 mile bank first time question

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  1. JoshInSD

    JoshInSD Well-Known "Member"

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    Really wanting to head out to the 60 mile bank but never been. What's the smallest boat you'd consider taking out there? I've got a 22' center console with Yamaha 115. 63 gallon tank gets about 3 mpg. Cruises at around 20 kts. Is the 60 mile out of the question for a day trip? Head out early early?

    Thanks. Josh
     
  2. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have been there on a 21 foot trophy. You just need to keep an eye on the weather and make sure your boat is in good condition. Long haul in a center console at 20 knots though
     
  3. Bgeno1226

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    It's doable but like said previously you need to pick your weather window.

    Swell has been 7ft with a decent period so that isn't necessarily an issue. If I was planning the trip id want the day before to be nice, not too windy, then the day I'm leaving just as good or better.

    It's gonna blow later this week into weekend out there FYI.

    Your best feature is if weather turns you can head in quickly.

    Good luck
     
  4. JoshInSD

    JoshInSD Well-Known "Member"

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    Was thinking possibly Tuesday.

    How far is it from San Diego Bay? Not just 60 miles, right?
     
  5. Bgeno1226

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    I'm not sure the exact distance from San Diego bay. It's gonna be a little windy in the afternoon Tuesday.

    if there's no small craft warning and you know how to drive a boat safety should be fine it's just a comfort thing at that point.

    If you go I'm sure it will be fun. Good luck.
     
  6. The Chad

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    It is 60 miles of you cut the corner and go straight out through Mexican water. If you go around the corner it is closer to a 70 mile trip.

    If you transit through Mexico water you should have your passport, appropriate fishing license and visa or if stopped in Mexico waters the Mexican Navy could give you a hard time.
     
  7. PUDDLER

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    Just hop on a party boat bro. Not worth the risk for two small bft. You need chum to get them going as well. Just play it safe
     
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    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    This is always one of those questions where the boats' ability to make the run is never in question
     
  9. PoolMan

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    Your not going to run out here at 20 knots, nor will you run back at 20 knots, so your talking about spending 18 hours or so on your CC. Overall you will spend as much as 2 overnight tickets (gas, bait, ice, food, boat). For that distance I would go with the previous reply and just go on a party boat and leave the headache to someone else.
     
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  10. JoshInSD

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    Single engine 140 miles round trip without any other motoring around. Sounding like a party boat or a closer spot may be better.

    The Finger perhaps...

    Thanks for all the input everyone.
     
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  12. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The first yellowfin of the season was caught there today. So it may not be a trip for "just 2 tuna" for long
     
  13. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Was planning on going there 2 weeks ago in a parker 2320. gps showed 70 miles from the point. Hit bad weather right out of the gate and only doing 9-11 mph…. tough to say on a cc, but def pushing it…

    Safe travels.
     
  14. JoshInSD

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    Your recent story is what got us psyched up for this type of trip, but it looks like you got yours MUCH closer!? Just a few miles south of the islands!!??
     

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