I was in the same storm. We were on The Captain's Lady, out of Bowers... I was certain we would die that afternoon. We got back to dock and there were people waiting to go out, oblivious to what just transpired out on the bay. I haven't been on a headboat since that day.The worst storm I was caught in I think was on May 27 1988[not sure about the year] the weakfish tourney was going on out of the misspillion river and a freak storm came through and it was nasty, coast guard reported waves at 12 to 18 feet I think 3 boaters were killed that day.I was at the maul when it hit and I went for the ride of my life,trying to keep the boat right with quarter size hail bouncing off your head is rough, thank God after about two hours of rough water we made it back to bowers.