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post #16 of Old 12-06-2018
ronhughb
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Re: Golden Gate entrance

I brought a 24 ft Skipjack up from S. California on a trailer. Previous owner fished with it heavily down South. Launched at Oyster Point for a "shakedown" trial and everything was OK. We decided to poke outside the bridge...outgoing tide, moderate swell outside produced huge confused seas...scanning VHF antennae broke, electronics secured under the dash collapsed etc. I returned home and spend a few days beefing up everything.

Fished it 2-3 times a week for 14 years out of Pillar Point or Sausalito after that. It can get really awful offshore very quickly if you don't watch the weather.
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