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  1. Boat Yard Basics
    Hey guys/gals. New here this is my first post. Picked up a used viper 19ft flats boat, and am trying to get her up to speed. I’ve read elsewhere that they tend to squat in the back at idle/ rest. The trolling motor it came with BARELY sits in the water, definitely need a longer shaft but don’t...
  2. General Discussion
    Probably a newbie question here, but can most all transom's hold the weight of a 200 lb guy on a transom mount poling platform. Just seems like a lot of added stress on the transom to me. I have a 1992 scout 141 sport with a 2001 yamaha 40 2-stroke on it that weighs 191 pounds. 40 is its max HP...
  3. General Discussion
    I just commissioned a new skiff - 17 Maverick and I am finalizing a motor decision which I have a few weeks to do. My old skiff ran great with a 70 Yami 2S but topped out around 35 and ran all day in the upper 20's. It was a great power to get where I wanted to go, shallow and sipped gas. I...
  4. General Discussion
    I'm a new owner of a Hog Island Skiff. I run a Tohatsu 50/35 jet tiller. It's a blank slate right now (no add-ons....yet). I have taken it out three times this week- On the two occasions when I was solo, I had a really hard time keeping it on plane. With my two kids (total 200lbs), it was...
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