A Small Skiff for Coastal Florida

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  1. hoytedow
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    For sale? They should pay people to take them.
     
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    haha ! Why the 4 feet, waterline beam, but 7 feet at the gunwale ? Only on a flat bottom, will you find that.
     
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    Cut it off in garvey style, or go for the 15' 9" Jimbo that has it done already . . . (more info & plans)

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A II no senior member → youtu.be/oNjQXmoxiQ8 → I wish

    Ahh, you've clicked it, now you get ads like that shown for at least a month . . :eek:
     
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    I'd try to go 17' or 18'. That way you can hang a 70 on it and scoot around the weather. But if you are going with under 16', then what Angel said, use a pram bow. You get all the versatility of a larger boat. You just can't match the speed when the wind kicks up and you want to high-tail it home. So a 700 pound, 17.5', 70 hp skiff turns into a 15'9", 500 pound, 30 hp pram with the same load range. These are a little trickier to get just right and benefit from a subtle warped file bottom tuned to about 20 knots. The file bottom's benefits are well worth the extra effort of one more seam, and you can push the chine beam a bit wider by using 8 feet of total hull girth nesting bottom and topsides.
     
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    Funny.
    The garvey looks to be the perfect choice. Thanks.
     
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    Screenshot_20200322-103219~2.png You may wonder why I limit the beam to 7'.
    With the trailer guide-ons, that is what will fit through the gate to the back garden.
     
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    I'd never limit my boat based on a two foot fence change. Length I understand, but trailer tongues are also versatile.
     
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    Screenshot_20200731-111148.png Fence cannot be moved. Do you propose I buy the neighbor's house to have a wider gate?
     
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    well, you said fence; not property line...just trying to help eh
     
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    It was a good suggestion but it presumed fence was not already extended as far as could be done.
    I should have been more clear in my remarks.
     
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    I need the fence to protect my bananananananas. 20200731_105446.jpg
     
  14. Will Gilmore
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    You could design the trailer to lift the hull high enough to clear the fence. It doesn't look that high. Or, put ramps over it. I mean, there are always options;).

    Maybe something like on Batman:
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    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    Maybe I should build a Zeppelin, from lead, of course.
     
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