A Small Skiff for Coastal Florida

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  1. hoytedow
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    I had a cowslip encounter when a child. It was a close encounter of the turd kind! I was running and slipped then slid through it on my back.
     
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    It was a hairy ordeal.
     
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    Aah, I'm afraid that's got to be a cue for the most famous piece of British television of all time. Have I wandered far enough off topic? I can feel a telling off coming on...
     
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    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    Cats are needed to monitor the ratlines.
    Wait. No cats needed because no ratlines needed. A simple trap should suffice.
     
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    Chris Morejohn has posted a lot of Skiff info for Coastal Florida and inland use over the years, from before and during and after his Hells Bay Boatworks days.

    (some links contain many years to scroll down to find all Chris' skiff info)

    - http://chrismorejohn.blogspot.com/

    - https://hogfishdesign.wordpress.com/

    - http://chrismorejohn.com/

    - https://www.serenityflyfishing.com/post/manage-your-blog-from-your-live-site

    - https://www.microskiff.com/threads/new-designs-from-chris-morejohn.81020/

    - https://www.itinerantangler.com/blog/podcasts/2017/03/05/flats-boat-masterclass-with-chris-morejohn/MP-3 (33 minutes)
     
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    Merci.
     
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Is this going to be a monohull Hoyt?
    Long and skinny with a low centre of gravity.
    Covered outboard well 1/3rd of the way forward.
    Rope and tiller steering?

    Say, are you getting ready for the big election down there or is that postponed now?

    Edit: Build the canoe first.
     
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    Mullet Skiffs in eg. the South Florida region used to have the outboard well near the bow for setting nets quickly out of the stern when a school of fish was sighted, and to have as much deck space as possible to store and work the nets behind the motor. Nowadays most regions have banned that kind of shallow water netting. They were primarily used for catching mullets, even though some are now used for catching live bait to sell to sport fishermen.

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    ‘‘ . . . two Florida Mullet Fisherman coming in with their net on the transom of their Mullet Skiff taken in the 1930s . . . ’’ (Spira)

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    1. Monohull
    2. Tubby 7' x 16', 4' across the botton with higher sides and 20" transom
    3. Cable steering
    4. History repeats itself.
    5. Who knows?
     
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    Angel, the mullet boats used to be quite common around these parts. I still see them but not nearly as often as in the old days.
     
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    You want a flat bottom ?
     
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    I already got that from too much sitting on it.
    The boat bottom will have a slight v at the stern and a sharper v going forward.
     
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