December 15, 2012

Aeon 23 Offshore Key West

Took the Aeon 23 DLX offshore Key West for some yellowtailing with Captain Peter Heydon and Captain Rob Kramarz last Wednesday.  We anchored on the outside of the bar in about 90'.  Winds were from the south little over 10 mph, so a little lumpy, 2-4 ft seas but not too bad.  Forecast was for the winds to lay down to under 10 mph, but that never happened.  Wind instead increase and was closer to 20 mph than 10 mph.  The seas churned up to 3-5 foot with the occasional 6 footer passing through.  I was amazed that as sloppy as the ocean was we never took a wave over the bow at anchor or while running back in.  What an incredible vessel.  The video below shows somewhat of what it was like but really doesn't do it justice.  I was sitting on the cooler in front of the console watching every wave come at the boat freaking out that the next set of steep waves was the set coming over, swamping the boat and sweeping us away.  Fortunately that never occurred and we lived to tell the tale.



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Captain Mike Bartlett
http://www.keywestflats.net/
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