Day 5 Tunnel Hull

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  1. Cavanaugh68
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    Cavanaugh68 Cavanaugh68

    Does any one know what the DAY 5 Drafts? Or have some specification I can get? Thx
     
  2. Mild Bill
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    Mild Bill Well, not entirely mild.

    From the internet archives:

    2000:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20000306151036/www.hydrofoilflatsboats.com/products.htm
    http://web.archive.org/web/20000110001614/www.hydrofoilflatsboats.com/prod01.htm

    2005 (last year the site was active):
    http://web.archive.org/web/20050207191441/www.hydrofoilflatsboats.com/products.htm

    Check out the link in that last URL to the article on the Redfish Tour winner. Only two boats made it across the shallow bars to the sweet spot in Mosquito Lagoon, both Day-5's. One of them was owned by Capt. Karty Sills, who has an apparently active website so there may be a possibility of arranging a personal inspection of a Day-5:

    http://www.captkarty.com/OurBoat.htm

    Another fishing guide with a Day-5 apparently located at Mosquito Lagoon:

    http://robersonfishingmosquitolagoon.com/Q_A.html
     
  3. Village_Idiot
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    Village_Idiot Senior Member

    Looks like a typical Texas flats boat.

    Florida-style flats boats tend to make better poling skiffs and may ride a little better. However, if you are looking to run in really shallow water, the Texas boats seem to have a significant edge on the Florida boats when it comes to running skinny.
     
  4. Cavanaugh68
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    Cavanaugh68 Cavanaugh68

    Thanks!

    I appreciate that!

    Thanks!
     
  5. Cavanaugh68
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    Cavanaugh68 Cavanaugh68

    Banshee

    I run a Ranger Banshee Extreme and love it.
     
  6. tricky dick
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    tricky dick New Member

    Day5 specs

    Draft 7" drifting.
    Running draft with transom jack in up position >4". That's LESS than four inches.
     
  7. Cavanaugh68
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    Cavanaugh68 Cavanaugh68

    Appreciate That!

    Thanks for the information...
     
  8. Village_Idiot
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    Village_Idiot Senior Member

    Your symbol reads "greater than" 4", as opposed to your text. ???

    A lot of good flats boats can run in less than 4 inches of water. Some of the better ones can run in less than two inches of water (that's with a four-blade prop, not a jet).
     

  9. Cavanaugh68
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    Cavanaugh68 Cavanaugh68

    Poling

    I agree. I run a Ranger Banshee extreme. She runs shallow, poles shallow and is perfect to sight fish from. Just curious on how the boat was to pole the flats all day, without trolling at all.
     
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