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We were about 30 miles off shore, no sign of weather on chart plotter. We noticed dark skies to our West and started to head back towards the pass. Unfortunately the weather caught up to us quickly and lightning was striking all around the boat. Winds increased dramatically and seas became 5 to 6 feet within minutes with no time period in between We have a 22 foot center console so it became pretty sketchy quick. We put on our life vests and called for a mayday and activated the ResQlink because we didn't think we could make it to the pass. I received a call within 10 minutes from the Coast Guard and told them we were trying to make it back to the pass. Luckily for us we kept on and limped back in to safety and alert the USCG we no longer need help. We were unsure how it was all going to play out and it was certainly comforting to know we had help immediately if needed it.
Never go out without all the necessary safety equipment! Resqlink is a must along with your waterproof cell phones, sat phone, vhf radio and life vests!!
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