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Console Replacement 2

Console Replacement 2

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  • Jan 6, 2018
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Livewell

Livewell

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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Forward Deck Hatch

Forward Deck Hatch

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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Livewell

Livewell

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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Steering Repair At Dock

Steering Repair At Dock

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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Loophole Steering

Loophole Steering

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  • Oct 16, 2017
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Port side view of the Loophole

Port side view of the Loophole

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  • Oct 13, 2017
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Loophole At Dock

Loophole At Dock

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  • Oct 13, 2017
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Building Area

Building Area

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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The making of the Loophole

The making of the Loophole

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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2017 Yamaha F25

2017 Yamaha F25

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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Repainted Deck of the Loophole

Repainted Deck of the Loophole

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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New Console

New Console

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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Console Replacement

Console Replacement

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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Fuel Tank Storage

Fuel Tank Storage

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  • Aug 14, 2017
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The Loophole in early August 2017

The Loophole in early August 2017

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  • Aug 14, 2017
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2017 Yamaha F25 HP

2017 Yamaha F25 HP

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  • Jul 24, 2017
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Loophole At Sandbar

Loophole At Sandbar

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  • Jul 24, 2017
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Sides Are Up

Sides Are Up

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  • Jul 20, 2017
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The bottom of the hull

The bottom of the hull

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  • Jul 20, 2017
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Hand Made Flats Skiff

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I built a 16ft flats skiff about two years ago.
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I built a 16ft flats skiff with my father about two years ago. We purchased marine grade plywood and used copious amounts of fiberglass resin and cloth everywhere. My father and I are attorneys; not boat builders. However, we both share a passion for the water and building this boat has been a fun project. Most recently, we had a brand new 2017 Yamaha 4 Stroke F25 outboard installed along with the controls and a steering wheel by Pelican Marine in Hudson, FL. I work with a fishing tackle, gear, apparel, boat supply, and marine equipment store, Live to Fish, 9942 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34669 www.livetofish.com which was a big advantage in outfitting this skiff properly. I installed a 30 gallon oval livewell towards the middle of the boat; accessible via a marine hatch on the deck. It's fed through a Rule Tournament Series through hull pump. It's only a 500GPH pump, but it works well in this livewell. Under the hull and where the pump picks up water, I installed a brass Perko strainer. Fully loaded with 2 anglers, she'll float in about 4" of water. I think she runs in about 10". I've been considering having a micro jack plate installed. It's a flat bottom boat; so I have a concern about potential cavitation. However, I've been informed that a jack plate will be advantageous regardless of whether I have a flat bottom boat or had something as advantageous as a tunnel hull. The boat runs dry; even in a 3 to 4' foot chop. I love that. She runs just over 30 knots fully loaded with two anglers.
 

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