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Old 02-21-2009, 11:46 AM
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does anyone have any experience with the new 17 ft skiff
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:13 PM
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Sorry, but even the Triumph Owners web site has lots of questions but little in specifics. The model is just too new, is my guess.

We love our Triumph, but have only looked at the new skiff. No experience on the water.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:28 PM
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I test drove one in November. It had a 50 Yamaha 2 stroke. With 2 fairly chubby people in it we got it up to 32mph. It handled nicely but want to take one out in rougher water to see what she can do. I plan to buy one but want to test drive the 90Etec and the Yamaha 90 4 stroke. can't wait till spring.
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It is a copy of a Carolina Skiff 178 DLV and is not as nice and costs more.

The 178 DLV is also the worst selling DLV so I do not know why it is being copied.
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Friend of mine went to buy a 17 DLV and ended up with a 21 DLV. Was only a 2k difference so I can see why it would be hard to sell a 17 DLV.
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Well Ed's Marine SuperStore, Based on your web site, you sell Carolina Skiff's.

Glad to see you are being upfront and objective with your bashing of a competitor's product.

Can a prospective purchaser take a baseball bat to the side of one of your Carolina Skiffs like they can to a Triumph?

By the way, they do look close, but the Triumph weighs less. Besides, many boats of this size look close to the same. That does NOT mean they are built the same.

Please remember, I did NOT start the bashing, Ed's Marine SuperStore did.

I understand that many very nice people do not like plastic boats, and I try and respect their opinions. I always try to say that being on any boat on the water sure beats standing on dry land.

Again, good luck in your search for a boat for you.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:43 PM
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Interesting comparison to the Carolina Skiff model ....They do look a lot alike ....I do like the fact that the Triumph can really take a beating ....Since I last asked about the Triumph Skiff the forum put even more restrictions on veiwing anything about the Triumph boats .....I talk to the Triumph dealers and they claim that the Skiff is flying out of their showrooms , yet when you post questions about them , nobody knows anything .... I'm beginning to think that you have to join a secret society to be a Triumph Skiff owner .... I've never inquired about a more secretive boat in my life .....I'm loosing interest fast ....Perhaps Triumph should do a little more work on public relations ....We already know how tough the boat is ....Jim
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Here's a couple of pics from the Richmond Boat Show this past weekend - was $13,??? w/50 Honda.







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Old 02-25-2009, 09:40 PM
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Well Ed's Marine SuperStore, Based on your web site, you sell Carolina Skiff's.

Glad to see you are being upfront and objective with your bashing of a competitor's product.

Can a prospective purchaser take a baseball bat to the side of one of your Carolina Skiffs like they can to a Triumph?

By the way, they do look close, but the Triumph weighs less. Besides, many boats of this size look close to the same. That does NOT mean they are built the same.

Please remember, I did NOT start the bashing, Ed's Marine SuperStore did.

I understand that many very nice people do not like plastic boats, and I try and respect their opinions. I always try to say that being on any boat on the water sure beats standing on dry land.

Again, good luck in your search for a boat for you.
I am not bashing. I just think if you are going after someone's market you have to beat them. If you are not better in some way than the original then why are you in the market? The plastic/fiberglass debate is a whole issue by itself. Just so you know lots of companies are dabbling in the skiff market this year. There is only 1 Carolina Skiff though.
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Really....seems the Triumph is finished much nicer (no spackle/speckle unfinished interior look), and from my research, a Triumph Skiff with a Honda BF 75 4S and all factory options can be had for under $17000.00 out the door.
CAROLINA SKIFF 178 DLV 2009 / DF 90 HP 4-STROKE EFI SUZUKI / GALVANIZED SKIFF TRAILER - $14,500
CAROLINA SKIFF 198 DLV 2009 / DF 90 HP 4-STROKE EFI SUZUKI / GALVANIZED SKIFF TRAILER - $15,500
CAROLINA SKIFF 218 DLV 2009 / DF 115 HP 4-STROKE EFI SUZUKI / GALVANIZED SKIFF TRAILER - $16,500

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It is a copy of a Carolina Skiff 178 DLV and is not as nice and costs more.

The 178 DLV is also the worst selling DLV so I do not know why it is being copied.
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I actually like the idea of a plastic skiff.
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Wow...is that 178 with EVERY factory option installed, tax, tags, registration, rigging, etc.???
That is the base boat. There are lots of factory and dealer options we can installed on any boat. Using your logic a boat would be a better deal if a factory did not offer options.
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This is a response to synthnut (Jim) above:

I am sorry you feel the Triumph owner’s web site has turned into a secret society, but in my opinion, this has benefited the current owners. Please understand that TriumphOwners.net is NOT owned by or managed by Triumph, so it is NOT the manufacturer’s public relations web site. I am fortunate to be one of the moderators of the web site, which is a family oriented web site. Before the site was closed to owners only, as a moderator, my job was much more difficult because there was much less respect for it being a family oriented site that our wife’s or kids could visit and not get shocked or embarrassed by what someone posted, be it in words or pictures. Another point that I would like to share is that before 2004 when the current owner’s site came into existence, there was another owner’s site that was open to everyone. The bickering, name-calling, and foul language finally brought the site down. I am but one of the volunteers working at keeping the current owners sit up and running smoothly. It is amazing how a paid membership in a web site brings about a more polite discussion. That is not to say there are no disagreements, it is just more polite.

While TriumphOwners.net is an "Owners only" subscription club, the site does have a "Visitors Forum" where you can ask a question of Triumph owners without registering an account. From the “Visitors Forum”, just click on the "Ask a Question" link and enter the pertinent information to send your question to our moderators. (We moderate the questions to avoid SPAM).

A visitor can also view "Recently Asked Questions" and can check out the “FAQ” -- Frequently Asked Questions for the most asked questions about Triumph Boats.

Please remember that being on any boat on the water is far better than standing on dry land. I wish everyone nothing but the best in finding a boat that they, their friends, and family can enjoy.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:38 AM
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I took a test ride in the Triumph skiff. It rides well in a small chop for a flat bottom skiff. It did not slide in hard turns like I expected. I own a 195CC Triumph now and I'm retiring soon. I'll probably be fishing inshore more often and was interested in a skiff. The ride is very quite due to the ropelene hull and the gunnells are very thick and foam filled. I think the 17' would perform well with the 90HP 4 stroke. It needs the larger motor to sit lower in the stern.(a personal opinion). I like the large (25 Gal.) baitwell. I heard through the grapevine that Triumph is designing a 19' skiff.I'll probably wait for that one to come out. I want a T-top and leaning post. They are not available as of now on the 17'. Test drive one if you're close to a dealer and see what you think. Good luck.
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Thanks for your review of the Triumph Skiff ...Its much appreciated ....I like the fact that there are so many Carolina Skiffs to choose from, but the beating that the Triumph can take is what attracts me to the boat ...I am going to be launching myself for the most part and there is a lot of chop in the area's that I fish ...Even the inlets get rough ....With the Triumph I would just tie it off and go park my truck ....I have used bumpers in the past with other boats , but it seems like somehow my boats always seem to end up with some sort of damage ....That eliminates me getting a Carolina Skiff ....I like being able to get in skinny water also, which I guess either boat can do , but I would imagine that the Triumph would bounce off of more things without damage than the Carolina Skiff would ... .... Jim

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Every forum has to be moderated ....I'm not sure how other forums are able to keep the peace and let everyone speak their minds .... There are many forums where people disagree with each other and the ones who get out of hand get bounced, plain and simple ..... I'm not sure how things got to the point that they did on the Triumph forum that the forum would be able to be "brought down " , but carefully moderated , the forum could rid themselves of the people causing problems with cursing and nasty comments .... Not everybody is gonna have good things to say about a boat built like the Triumphs ....That's human nature .....After weeding out a few bad apples , the forum should be able to run without much hassle .....Please don't think that I am making light of your job as moderator ...I am NOT !!....I would NEVER want to be in a moderators position at all ...I would make a lousy cop !!!.... I sitll think that all sections of the forum should be open to everyone , those who agree and those who disagree .... It should also be open to those who own a Triumph and those who think that they might want to own a Triumph .... It's not my forum , so you guys can do with your forum as you like ....It's your forum and if it's running great and the way you want it to , who am I to suggest otherwise .... Even now I get to say what I feel I need to say to you on this forum !!..... I would not get to do that on your forum !!....Thanks anyway ....Sincerely, JIm
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The reply by Ed’s Super Store was appropriate and added to the discussion.

Ed’s was just too far a drive or we might have bought our Carolina Skiff from them.

Our Carolina Skiff is the best boat we have ever owned in a long line of over 50 years of boating.



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Another response to synthnut (Jim):

Jim, everything I have read, and I probably have not read everything that you have written, would be just fine on the Triumph Owners web site. I have not read profanity, just your opinion. I do not agree with my wife all the time, so having a different opinion is not a bad thing. If everyone like the same things, this sure would be a boring world, at least to me. There are moderators and other current members at TriumphOwners.net that agree with you, that the forums should be open to all. However, we also have to look at this from the site Administrators standpoint. If the site is “free”, then who pays for the software, the host servers, the site administration, etc? As I stated, Triumph does NOT control the site – it is a site for owners of Triumph boats. I do not receive a penny for my efforts; I do it because I really want a place where owners can exchange ideas about their boats, the modifications they have made to their boats, their fishing stories, and the best recipes. For example, if someone has added something that I am thinking about, on a boat just like mine, I want their opinions and thoughts. What would they have done differently after the fact, all the little things that might keep me from getting another gray hair.

In addition, I never said that the reply from Ed’s Super Store was not appropriate. I do however, whish he would have disclosed he was a Carolina Skiff Dealer in his reply first reply. I admit that I like my plastic boat, I will also admit that I have never owned stock in or worked for a boat manufacturer or dealer or anyone that supplies parts or materials of any kind for boats. I am a retied banker.

Again, good luck in your search.
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Bought a triumph 19CC and have enjoyed it very much so far.

Handeles well; but most of all very low maintenance and is very durable. Do not have to worry about scratches or damage; hull is virtually indestructible. You can leave it in the water without bottom paint. A good boat for inshore use.
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CAROLINA SKIFF 178 DLV FACTORY PRE-RIG 2009
DF 90 HP 4-STROKE EFI SUZUKI
GALVANIZED SKIFF TRAILER
$14,500

Bimini Top - $750
Front Deck Seat - $350
Side Rails - $400
Swim Platform - $350
Trolling motor plug - $250

Total (out the door) - $16,925
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What you are not realizing is the majority of skiff customers buy little or no options and put them on themselves later. Easy add ons is a major seller of skiffs. I still say you can't mess with #1 unless you are better at something.
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