Tuna on a dinghy

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by kimedquid, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. live2fish

    live2fish I've got bugs...

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    Make sure you always wear your safety kill switch lanyard.

    Just a couple months ago I was one of the first boats on scene when a guy from the mussel farm fell out of his 14ft RIB and it drove off leaving him in the water for 40 mins. He was already hypothermic by the time the rescue diver from rescue helo had got to him.

    I was worried I was going to be finding a body...

    Shit happens fast out there you sound like you take precautions but still 60miles at 16-20knts is a long time if shit hits the fan and you will only be going 1/2 of that speed if it really Kicks up mid channel. Remember if you break down rescue is only coming at 20knts on flat water meaning 5-9hour till help arrives to Clemente.
     
  2. live2fish

    live2fish I've got bugs...

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    Video of the run away dinghy and the search and rescue team flying a grid looking for Man in water

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  3. tmines

    tmines Dead Engine :(

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    and that's a FACT!!!!
     
  4. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    Running to the island in a little boat makes you wonder.But keeping a tuna that far from home with no way to ice it :confused:
     
  5. Dan Salazar

    Dan Salazar Well-Known "Member"

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  6. Dan Salazar

    Dan Salazar Well-Known "Member"

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    13 Whaler
     
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  7. sickcat

    sickcat Silverback

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    +10 on wearing the kill switch. Take a look at rigging an Autotether:

    http://www.autotether.com/
     
  8. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    For a break down, yeah, they'll take their sweet time because you're not in any immediate danger and they don't want to waste fuel.

    But for a man in the water, they'll send a helicopter or call the navy for support for people who get into trouble next to San Clemente, as long as the weather allows it. Otherwise you'd almost certainly be dead before they get to you because this is not Florida and you can't survive 24 hours in the water.

    Of course, even a helicopter would take more than an hour to get to San Clemente island, so the best scenario would still be boats nearby or the navy. The navy from what I can tell usually will assist in an immediate danger situation unless they're very busy.
     
  9. JustOneCast

    JustOneCast Arnold

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    A CAST
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    Good job on getting out there.
    I don't think I would be able to go that far personally in a boat that small solo, but don't listen to the haters.:Rambo_Throwing_Kniv Not everyone can afford a Blackman.
    Sounds like you plan your trips accordingly. Maybe meet up with some other small boaters and fish in pairs for safety when possible. :cheers:
    In the end, whatever you feel comfortable with is what is safe to you. You are following the laws and catching fish. That's what we all try to do.
    Tight lines.

    P.S.
    Can you post a picture of the special seat you had made for your boat? The one with the two cutouts to accommodate your giant balls?

    LOL:eek2:LOL
     
  10. monkeybutt

    monkeybutt mr. c

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    Ribs are legit. The video shows a little YFT outta my ancient AB 3.2m hypalon rib. Boat and motor from the 70s. Offshore.
     

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  11. efx

    efx Member

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    just seeing the battery in that location makes me cringe. sell that thing and at least get a 1970s 17ft whaler with a 50 Hp suzuki and an epirb. do us all a favor and don't die out there.

    FYI -

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  12. aquasport18

    aquasport18 aquasport18

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    the brusier
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    Have you seen any whites bigger than your raft yet, Just wondering . B
     
  13. Retired1

    Retired1 Fishing n Music

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    wouldn't be a bad idea to have a handgun with a trip like this better than not.
     
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