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  1. Hillbilly58
    01-04-2016 08:02 AM
    Thanks so much, I will definetly let you know of our plans. I really appreciate the help. Was just up in the KC area this weekend visiting some friends in the Leavenworth area! They had a couple of inches of snow on the ground just to make you feel good about living in Florida!
  2. Hillbilly58
    12-29-2015 09:22 PM
    Good evening sir,
    I was referred to you as the expert about living and fishing in PGI! I live in Springfield Mo and am really thinking of retiring in PGI soon. Trying to learn about the area and housing costs and expenses. Wife and I vacationed 2 weeks in a house in PGI this past summer and loved it! I rented a boat for a week and kept it on a lift in the backyard--was perfect. I am a Bass, crappie fishermen all my life and have owned numerous bass boats for the last 35 years. I think the inshore fishing fits my style and abilities. While we were there we managed to catch a lot of different fish even being totally new and never seeing the harbor. That was in the heat of July also so can just imagine the rest of the year. Not sure about the timing of being able to move, could be a year or so, but the more I know the better. Anyway sorry to take your time or bore you!
    Greg
  3. tgdickman
    08-14-2015 01:59 PM
    Hey cpflaum... word on the water is you are running an Ibis... I am in the serious shopping stage to replace my 1998 Hewes.. I have a place in Port Ch and fish there frequently. Was wondering if I could check out your skiff on my next trip down.
  4. Seavas
    04-25-2015 09:36 AM
    Thanks, boat is sold
  5. Buoy Scout
    03-06-2015 05:05 PM
    You asked about my experience with the Tiara 3300 Open. I had 454 carb'd crusaders. Newer fuel injected engines should do better than the carbs because you don't have the jump in fuel consumption as the secondaries on the old 4 barrel Rochesters opened up. I think 36k might be a little high unless the boat is in really good shape. I sold mine in 2011 for 40k and it was nice--new canvas, upholstery, electronics, etc. Offer less. The bottom on that boat is a little flat, at 14 deg, so it will pound a little in a chop, but it's very stable in a drift. It's a good compromise if you cruise and fish. It's not a hardcore/crappy weather fishing boat.
  6. Knot_Enuff
    09-08-2014 08:04 AM
    The SS hull is the old Donzi hull with a deeper V. If he is ready to sell send me his contact info and I will pass it to my friend. He just headed down to Miami yesterday to look at one and is ready to purchase if he finds the right one. He lives in Tampa and I noticed you are in Sarasota. Is that where the boat is located?
  7. cpflaum
    03-24-2014 10:05 AM
    If you want to take a demonstration ride on tan Ibis, call Jack Hanson in West Rotunda, (941) 697-9948. Jack has had his boat out in the Gulf and can tell you about its rough water performance. If you are still in the "thinking about it" stage and not yet ready to pull the trigger, I will be happy to take you for a ride in my boat in September. Feel free to call Jack or me (Chris, 941 916-9547) with any questions.
  8. cpflaum
    03-24-2014 10:05 AM
    I had the same concerns about crossing the harbor but realized that the runs would be short if I could run the shore at high speed and do my crosses at Bokeelia then a short run across Boca Grande. I was concerned with the flat deck for safety reasons. Others have suggested that one could loose a fish more easily; ok, I can deal with that. Having ridden on the boat now, I am no longer worried because the beam is wide and there is plenty of room to move around safely. However, I won't be taking any elderly or young children on this boat; it is a fishing machine.

    I took a sea trial on an Ibis two weeks ago. Four people, two @ 250#, one @ 160 and one @ 100, did not feel at all crowded. The boat really did run in 3" of water with that load and the hole shot with a four cylinder 200 Etec was outstanding (with the 225 HO, it should just jump out). We did some choppy water, > 1', with the lamivent open and it wasn't bad at all.
  9. Mogan Master
    03-23-2014 06:19 PM
    Hello,

    I am looking into getting another boat and the Ibis is one that is a top contender. My concerns are taking a chop and running across Charlotte Harbor and being taking it to the passes (Boca, Redfish Pass and such) I normally fish when the winds are less then 15mph but I do fish tournaments that you have to deal with whatever mother nature throws at you. I have a 18ft boat now that is great at pretty much everything I need it fro except for space is limited to mainly 2 or 3 max. With the deck being completely flat did that concern you? I would appreciate any insight you may have on what sold you on the boat and any concerns you have with the capabilities.

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