Hi all, I have been reading this site for about a month now trying to get an idea of what to expect but I figured it was time to ask for myself now. I am from florida and will be coming up for the summer to do ALOT of fishing. I run a 30 ft. mako down here in the gulf of mexico, and a friend has a 30 ft. boat up there in Homer that I will have use of so the boat isnt an issue. Handeling of the boat is what concerns me. Our tides are only 2 - 4 ft. and a bad day for us is 6 - 10 ft. seas. I see that tides can vary as much as 20 ft. Thats something I'll definately have to watch out for. Guessing large seas and rip currents are normal there. being new to your water I will definately not venture out by myself for a while, but I would like to get an idea of what to expect before hand. Appreciate any input you may have.