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SOLO SKIFF
Jun 6th, 2012 at 10:21pm
 
Ok guys... Here is what I been working on...  Cool

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14'-5" LOA
40" Beam
125 Lbs
2.5 Hp or Electric
Draft with 200 Lb Passenger 2.75"
Draft empty 1"
Infused composite construction

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Contact: tom@shallowwaterskiffs.com
Website: http://www.soloskiff.com
MSRP: $2650
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Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2012 at 10:24pm
 
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I just thought Id add this was right after I glued the hull and deck together it gets a lil final trim n cleaning up still (and a hatch lid haha)   Grin

The boat has a rod tube that accommodates a 9' fly rod. The storage hatch is also where the battery goes if you use a trolling motor. A 30 Lb thrust is plenty as it is a very efficient hull form and poles like a dream.  The website is up but locked as I am adding content pics and stuff then will turn it on.... Thanks fellas.
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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 1:41am
 
Looks kind of cool, but a lot like the Ambush by Pelican Flats Boats....

What's the price tag on one of these bad boys?
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Reply #3 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 5:32am
 
Black...  Thanks. I wanna say this for the record that this project was started LONG ago, before the Ambush was around... They have a cool skiff, but I do not want anyone thinking I in anyway followed suit with what they did... The Solo Skiff was called the Penguin for a while... a long while, even set up the facebook pagew and domain as Penguin Skiffs...the FB page about 2 years ago...Just a FYI for the record my fellow fisherman   Smiley    The price tag is 2650.
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Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 9:46am
 
To me, the Solo Skiff looks nothing like the Pelican, IMHO.  I see two major differences right off the bat...1) the Solo Skiff is an open cockpit design; therefore, no need for angst regarding being swamped by another boat's wake, or should the wind kick up, as the water would retreat right off the stern, looks like to me.  In fact, I feel the Solo Skiff's design would also make beach launches possible in certain conditions  2) The motor mount on the Solo Skiff looks to be forward of the stern about two feet?  I think this design would aid in the overall balance of the skiff as well.

Great design job, Skiffguy!  I really look forward to seeing a finished product.  Better yet, I look forward to getting my hands on one!
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Reply #5 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 2:20pm
 
Also, notice the reverse transom...very cool indeed!
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Reply #6 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 10:05pm
 
Good job...I hope you guys are proud.
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Reply #7 - Jun 7th, 2012 at 10:25pm
 
Looks like same exact color as the last Ambush posted on the Florida Sportsman website. Nice price point...$150 less than the original (Pelican).

I guess McDowell's created the big Mac way before McDonald's.
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Reply #8 - Jun 8th, 2012 at 12:59am
 
Flats King wrote on Jun 7th, 2012 at 10:25pm:
Looks like same exact color as the last Ambush posted on the Florida Sportsman website. Nice price point...$150 less than the original (Pelican).

I guess McDowell's created the big Mac way before McDonald's.


In you first 2 posts it seemed liked you were sincerely happy for this company and their new venture, but with your 3rd post I am not so sure. So why don't you clarify?
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Reply #9 - Jun 8th, 2012 at 1:02am
 
And for the record, I think this is boat is cool as hell. As is the pelican ambush, and the nano skiff ( should it ever come to market).
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Reply #10 - Jun 8th, 2012 at 9:36pm
 
I agree with hookemdano, I like the concept of both boats (The Ambush and the Solo). Would like to see videos of the finish product Solo in action and performance numbers to really compare it to the Ambush.
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Reply #11 - Jun 8th, 2012 at 9:47pm
 
Anyway you look at it, it's still better than a yak IMHO. Having the flexibility to use power, stand comfortably and stay dry is definitely a positive. Having owned an Ambush "Light" which is a similar concept, I was very happy with the simplicity of the rig. I'm sure it will be a hit when a few actually give a wet test...
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Reply #12 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 7:40am
 
Agreed...both are way cooler than a Kayak.
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Reply #13 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 9:47am
 
And Solo Skiff is a perfect name for this rig. That was my main objective for buying the similar. A trailer is probably a nice addition for I did a few NMZ trips without one and it didn't last long. After winds switch during the afternoon and you spend an hour or so paddling, a 100lb + is the last thing you want to throw in the back of the truck. You could possibly offer an aluminum jet ski style trailer custom matched with purchase. They work PERFECT. And low maintenance....
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Reply #14 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 6:05pm
 
sweet rig. good price point. would love to see a wet test video!!!
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so guys what are we gonna tell the girls we caught today???
 
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