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Danger of Jupiter Inlet

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Danger of Jupiter Inlet

Postby tex » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:12 pm

A few years ago, I let Captain Charlie take my precious Bucky out Jupiter Inlet in a 6 ft. chop. It was a couple of hours of very challenging cork bobbing. although the boat never blinked.

This drone video is reportedly by a guy who lives nearby and takes video whenever the Inlet gets rough. Anyway, this one shows how not to run the inlet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Baz5WKWlIrv/
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Re: Danger of Jupiter Inlet

Postby CaptForce » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:48 pm

I'm fairly conservative. Over the 45 years that I cruised Florida waters I never put myself in the position where I would need to enter Hillsborough Inlet, Jupiter Inlet or even St. Augustine Inlet if it was on the needed term of a dredging. I would go out at these if it was flat, but always with an alternate for returning.
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Re: Danger of Jupiter Inlet

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 pm

We were actually in Jupiter that weekend (NOT in a boat, there was a tropical depression that passed thru at the same time).... Funny thing was, there was nothing on the local news about that boat sinking... And "now Tex".... Yes I did go out Jupiter Inlet with YOUR boat, but even you have to admit the weather was perfect and we arrived 2 day faster by my masterful move......
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Re: Danger of Jupiter Inlet

Postby tex » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:34 pm

Jaxfishgyd wrote:Source of the post . And "now Tex".... Yes I did go out Jupiter Inlet with YOUR boat, but even you have to admit the weather was perfect and we arrived 2 day faster by my masterful move......


Yeah, I remember that day. A guy standing on the rocks of that jetty sent me this photo of poor Bucky headed out into that misery.
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Re: Danger of Jupiter Inlet

Postby Robin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:07 am

no wonder bits of ceiling trim fell off. :lol: need more engine power to get up that hill too. :?:
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)

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