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    So as we get closer who is going to share the correct navigational path in and out of the inlet. Last year was a little ass puckering coming in with some big rollers pushing in from the SE. I was saved by a large party boat blocking them for me. Any inside info someone wants to share?
    [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

  • #2
    When the wind blows from the SE and the tide is going out there is no getting around the pass being nasty. You just have to work it and be careful!
    [br]***[br]\'82 Ski Nautique - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'80 236IB - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'03 Pursuit 2670 - Destin, FL

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    • #3
      I was out last weekend in my 17ft. just watch the tides and wind. when in doubt, go back to Crab Island and drink a few cold ones!
      1974 Mako 17 Angler[br]1985 Evinrude 115[br]Panama City, Fl

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      • #4
        WOT & Hold On [][][]
        \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
        \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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        • #5
          There was some 8 footers in there. If I went faster I would have surfed down the roller and I to the salon of sport fisherman. My 224 saw wide open once and that was to outrun a storm. I did hit 43.7 though
          [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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          • #6
            Seriously...I follow rules of the road as far as side I am on, have crew sitting, I stand to see with one hand on helm and other on throttle, and just do it.
            \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
            \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by snappergapper


              There was some 8 footers in there. If I went faster I would have surfed down the roller and I to the salon of sport fisherman. My 224 saw wide open once and that was to outrun a storm. I did hit 43.7 though



              WHAT! That's nuckin futs. Surf it in , don't let the one behind you catch up and dont go over the one in front of you. One hand on the gun the other on the trigger[]
              1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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              • #8
                Time the swells on the way in if the outgoing tide and incoming seas and you should be fine.

                Twinkota - are we going to see you at the Funament???
                1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                • #9
                  Sailor, i'll be showing up there definetly. Saturday and sunday for sure but not sure about during the week. i'm stationed here (usaf) and pretty busy during the week. i didn't register but might buy me a few shirts if they're available.
                  1974 Mako 17 Angler[br]1985 Evinrude 115[br]Panama City, Fl

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                  • #10
                    Heading out was never as worrisome to me as heading back in. Certain times of the days are worse because of the charter traffic. I like to wait for a break in the action, then make my approach at that "almost on plain but not quite" speed. I hope and pray you all get good weather next week... this has been a bad season so far for bad weather up here.... nuts....

                    dave
                    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                    • #11
                      Heading out was never as worrisome to me as heading back in. Certain times of the days are worse because of the charter traffic. I like to wait for a break in the action, then make my approach at that "almost on plain but not quite" speed. I hope and pray you all get good weather next week... this has been a bad season so far for bad weather up here.... nuts....

                      dave
                      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Twinkota


                        Sailor, i'll be showing up there definetly. Saturday and sunday for sure but not sure about during the week. i'm stationed here (usaf) and pretty busy during the week. i didn't register but might buy me a few shirts if they're available.



                        It's worth registering and showing up Friday night for the banquet!
                        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                        • #13
                          Make sure you STAY IN THE CHANNEL!! The channel runs from the east side jetties ACROSS the mouth pass to the end of the west jetties and then runs SSW at an angle. You will see the marker buoys. In the morning it is not too bad. Coming home is when it can be sketchy Make sure on the way in you run the channel on the west side. The deeper water will be less steep. STAY OFF the east side it is very shallow over there and the swell and waves stack up and break. Sometimes if there is a S wind it will be crappy no matter what but the channel is best.

                          Red line the way to come into the pass. If i am coming from the east i go south of the CB (Red/white)buoy before i make my turn in. Don't get in the yellow area it is ugly over there.


                          80\' 236 IB[br]Douglasville, Ga/Destin, FL[br]\"Yes I am a pirate 200yrs too late\"[br]North,East & West are directions SOUTH is a place![br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29651[br]

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for teh info. Last year I saw the big boats all catching livies in the mouth of the inlet- Mainly on the east side and in a littel from teh tip. Is this normal? I usually find them around the bouy cans.
                            [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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                            • #15
                              Last Saturday morning bait was very scarce/scattered in the pass. Maybe next week it will be better. If you want to catch bait try the tide line that forms NORTH of the bridge. You will see the bait pods breaking top of water. Normally thats where the threadfin herring are. The cigar minnows and such are outside the pass on the lip. The drop off around the pass. Hardtails are usually on the west metal marker on the tip of the jetty or sometimes on the CB buoy. You can also bring you a pinfish trap and drop it in the harbor and catch all you want over night. If you have trouble call Jughead live bait on VHF 69 and give him 20 bucks and you get enough for all day. Just call and see where he is set up outside pass.. Email me [email protected] and i can send you my phone number and i can explain in better detail.
                              80\' 236 IB[br]Douglasville, Ga/Destin, FL[br]\"Yes I am a pirate 200yrs too late\"[br]North,East & West are directions SOUTH is a place![br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29651[br]

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