Originally Posted by Sea Ray
This is a tragedy of poor judgement on the open seas. These guys did not respect what that ocean/weather can do to you. Their boat was about the same size as mine and I know better than to go out in anything more than 4ft waves. You carry a radio or cell phone so you can call for help if need be, listen to weather reports and never take your eye off the sky and surf around you. If it takes a turn for the worst you head back for home.
Yep. My parents have a 24' Grady White, which is about as sturdy of a boat that size as there is. I've found myself on fishing trips on Lake Erie with 5-7 ft waves. I can't say I particularly enjoyed the experience. Taking a small craft into 15s is well....not smart.
Always know the weather report before starting out.