A Small Skiff for Coastal Florida

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  1. A II
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    — as.. found on pinterest
     
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    Placing an order now...
     
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    The skiff is still simmering in my brain. It could take a long time to materialize.
     
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    Hoyt, if you have a mind to visit, I will buy you a cup of coffee . We can argue design principles for a given SOR, and take a look at some of the drawings on my board. Also some models to examine and critique. I have an extensive library all the way up to Faltinsens elaborate book.
     
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    Thanks. That is very generous of you.
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Buying now instead of building seems the best option now, considering a lot of factors like boat insurance and availability of workspace.
     
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    Are you aiming for new or used Hoyt ?

    some 18' to 22' Sport Utility production Skiffs for Coastal Florida, it actually starts at 0:34, and alas has some more ads in between...

    — Dusky 218 RL — Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel — Sundance DX20 —

     
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    We have found a handful of likely choices, all with a beam under 8 feet. Boat show October 3 at Florida State Fairgrounds will likely be when we make a decision.
    Used or new? We shall see. Neither ruled out of the running.
     
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    I would say, if he didn't catch you, he didn't want you. :p

    My wife and I on the Peace. 20161212_115811.jpg
    Yes, that's a piece of a Mastodon tooth in my wife's hand.

    To get the gators to leave you alone, just whup a couple in wrestling and you get a reputation as someone not to mess with. ;)

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    I heard it splash immediately after I splashed. It was a very short swim for me! It was about 50 yards away. I left the water faster than ever before.
     

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    If a gator did get me, I would consider us even.
     
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