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Old 10-04-2005, 12:50 AM
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I don't usually get around to takin' pics of these, but ...

... if I was about 30 years YOUNGER, had MULTIPLE girlfriends, loved to PARTY, got SEASICK (or just "drinkin' sick") very often, I'd probably look into one of THESE!

It's a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG boat, with room for about ANYthing you'd wanna' put in there - coolers, cots, porta-JOHN(!), water toys, "disco DJ" (WITH equipment!), and even a small VEHICLE!

Was about $19,999 w/150 Yama (carbed?) & trailer!

I think it was about 80ft. long and 60ft. wide???

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That is a sled, Bro!!!! I

'm planning on getting my son a skiff as his first boat...either a carolina or jones brothers...
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There is amazing 'value' in a Carolina Skiff. All a matter what you're going to use it for. Makes you wonder why other boats cost so much!
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A definite "Party Barge" right there!
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Having ridden in the smaller versions (16-19) I really wonder how much better those big skiffs ride? I wonder if that extra length and weight make them nice and smooth or still a kidney punching slam?

Personally, I really like the C-Skiffs but I have that apprehension because ultimately, it is still a flat bottomed boat..

Hey didn't Queen write a song about those skiffs? "flat bottomed boats you make the rockin world go round!"
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Toooooo much deadrise for me

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Good luck turning it...
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Having ridden in the smaller versions (16-19) I really wonder how much better those big skiffs ride? I wonder if that extra length and weight make them nice and smooth or still a kidney punching slam?
The Cherrystone (VA) Aquafarm near Cape Charles uses some of these big skiffs (with 90 hp or smaller outboards on em) to haul clams from the beds back to the ramp at the 'farm. I've seen them filled to over the gunwales with product, so they apparently will carry a lot of weight.

Its also easy to know when one of these beasts is approaching the 'farm from at least 3 miles away. You'll hear the slap!, slap!, slap!, slap! of a 6" ripple on the water beating on the hull, long before you actually see the boat. Don't know how the ride is, but the hull certainly sounds like a huge drum with the water beating on it.

Tough boats though. The Aquafarm certainly doesn't baby em.
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Kevin, You and I both know that these things will quite literally haul a boatload!

I am still curious as to the overall ride quality of the larger skiffs (22 and up)???
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When you need one you don't care about the ride!
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A friend and I were fishing in in the bay south of Empire, LA a few years back and a guy came running by us in a hull like that. He had a 200 hp outboard on the thing and looked to be making a pretty good clip. But the funny thing was that when he went to make a turn, he had the motor turned all the way the one side and the hull turned to that side, but the direction of the hull didn't turn... He just skidded sideways across the water for a few hundred yards before his direction actually changed.

It is indeed a sled. But around here the crabbers love those big open flat hulls.
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Had a 1765 semi vee. Called it Teddy Roosevelt cause it was one hell of a rough rider. The new ones are suppose to have some sort of chine on them that keeps them from being so dang wet.
As for turning, mine turned like it was on rails, no matter how hard I spun the wheel over it would not skid.
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A friend of our's near the camp has a 24 ft'er. No trouble turning, and he says that long length takes away a lot of the jarring. Anything the inside waters throw at him doesn't bother him. With the old 200 Mariner he has on it, the thing d@mn-near flies!
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