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Guys you are asking the wrong questions here. What you should be asking yourself is ...

1- how much fuel do I hold
2- how much fuel do I burn per hour at cruise
3- how much fuel do I have left to use after I
save 1/3 for SAFETY margin.
4- Do I have the proper SAFETY equipment to be
that far .
5- Do I have a means of navigation and
comunication on board ( not your cell phone)

Saftey is priority 1 no matter how big of a boat you have the smaller the boat the more safe you need to be.If you do plan a trip in a small boat you may want to consider pairing up with a friend on another boat who will be fishing the same area an checking in with each other periodically.I would also recomend getting unlimited towing insurance in the event you break down they will come get you out to 25 miles.The major concern is wind and weather one thing is for sure and that is you can count on NOAA being wrong more times than right.When they give a wind and wave report I usually add half of what they say to the number
(IE: waves 3 ft wind 10 knots translates to waves 4.5 feet wind 15 knots)
Most years bluefin tuna of good size 50 -100 lbs. are very close to the beach on the 4th of july on there way up north and are within reach of most boats.Yellowfin tuna of similar size are found much further off the beach however they can be caught inside of 50 miles but are barely keepers if you find them.Keep in mind that you must have an atlantic tunas permit to catch and keep tuna here no matter how big the boat .Yellow fin is 27 curved fork length to keep and same for bluefin but watch the regs for bluefin the change frequently for retention limits and closer's.
In closing Can small boats make the run ?Sure they can . It is up to the captian to make sure it is done safely though.Good luck Capt Dean on the Quick Release.
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