Any Boaters Down There??? or does.....

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    Everybody just sit on the beach?? :mrgreen:
     
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    29 views and no boaters. Come on :mrgreen:
     
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    Try being more specific in your question. Also the rabbit may have something to do with it.
     
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    You got something against rabbits??? Very well then... Does anyone do any pleasure boating be on a cruiser, ski, or performance boat.
     
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    Your rabbit is wacko. There are a lot of boats here.
     
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    What you need to know, otter? I fish and kayak Choctawhatchee Bay and the bayous. It's why I live here.
     
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    Well I want to know lots. I have a 23' bowrider. I've thought of towing it down for our next visit. Are there any ramps convenient to the 30A area? Also... Last time I was there I got the itch for an Ocean Kayak. A 3 seater cruising type. What would be a good price on a new one in the off season? Most of my boating looks like this [​IMG] So I don't fish much. But I used a guide this year and had a blast. Caught tons of trout. Gooooooood eatin. Only kept 3 for eating though.
     
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    Have you ever hit Tucker Bayou / Peach Creek?
     
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    Well, riverotter, it all depends. Are you looking to go for a ride in the Gulf or the Bay? There are several places north of 98 to put your 23' boat into the Bay. The most public access close to Grayton would be north of hwy 98 on hwy 393. There is a public boat landing about 1.5 miles north of 98, on the left side of the road, just before you cross the bayou. If you are looking to dip into the Gulf, the closest place is Grayton Beach, but you must be a property owner in Walton County, own and use a four wheel drive, purchase a beach permit for launching.

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    I have the pass on my truck but my boat is an inboart / outboard so a beach launch would be near impossible :? So, if I launch around 393 in the bay, how long of a boat ride is it to the gulf from there 8)
     
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    It would be about 19 miles, +/- a couple, to the Destin Pass.
     
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    Sounds like a nice relaxing day on the water [​IMG]
     
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    That all depends on the chop.
     
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    Keep it in the channel, or you may not make it to the Pass.
     
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    At that speed it doesn't draw much water. Of course I wouldn't know cause it's not mine
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is the view of the Bay (photo taken yesterday). With views like that, you should have a nice boat ride to the Gulf. Take it easy on the speed, sit back and enjoy. It is pretty as the Beach.
     
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    That's awesome!! Excessive speed in my boat is not gonna happen [​IMG] :mrgreen:
     
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    Another opinion on the subject of boats at Grayton area, how 'bout a Hobie catamaran? We had a 16' for years and had a wonderful time sailing up and down the coast. You can easily launch it at the public dock then sail or pull it through the channel to the gulf or you can use beach wheels and pull it to the beach with truck or manually. We used to leave our "cats" on the beach over night (w/out sails, of course). Not sure how that would be now, but I'd think it would be okay????

    In the past there was a Rags to Riches sailboat race from Grayton to Season on the 4th of July weekend that was a lot of fun. Not sure if they still have that or not. Quit sailing when I quit the "captain". No regrets there. But that's another subject for another time.

    Bottom line is that the catamaran is a fun boat, not too expensive and can either be very relaxing or scary as ----.

    I think the kayaks are the thing to have now and hope to find a couple used ones for our beach house soon. We've have many different boats and motors over the years that we used in Wester Lake. No motor now, but still have small sailboats and canoes.

    We'll be at our house this weekend for BIG FAMILY Christmas party. Can't wait!!

    Happy Holidays!
     

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