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Hello Microskiff, I have a 1985 Willy Roberts 17' 6" "Bonefish" completed on 2/21/1985. My stepfather bought the boat in 1986 and we used it together until his passing in 2007. He sold it to me in the early 2000's and I did some upgrades and re-powered in 2005. This boat holds personal value and history, as well as the Willy Roberts history. I look forward to checking out the small skiffs on this forum.
 

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Welcome. Feel free to post more pics of your skiff! #skiffporn
 
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Welcome. There are a couple of guys on this site that have retro Willy's like yours, including all wood hulls. Several even have new ones. Where are you located?
 

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Welcome. There are a couple of guys on this site that have retro Willy's like yours, including all wood hulls. Several even have new ones. Where are you located?
Hello Backwater. I'm in Naples. I usually head south (10k Islands) to get away from the crowds here these days.
 

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RobA is one of those members with a wooden Willys. He's in Ft Myers. Do a search on this site and you'll find him.

I love the 10k. One of my ole stompin grounds! ;)
 

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Hello Backwater. I'm in Naples. I usually head south (10k Islands) to get away from the crowds here these days.
I did have a wooden Willy like Backwater mentioned but I sold it last year to a guy in Naples. He's actually the guy I bought it from and the person that originally restored it. I loved that boat, but moved houses and no longer had the garage space to store it. You can see it here on his website:

https://naplesfishing.com/1976-willy-roberts-boat-restoration/
 

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I did have a wooden Willy like Backwater mentioned but I sold it last year to a guy in Naples. He's actually the guy I bought it from and the person that originally restored it. I loved that boat, but moved houses and no longer had the garage space to store it. You can see it here on his website:

https://naplesfishing.com/1976-willy-roberts-boat-restoration/
Wow, sweet restore! But I do understand the garage space, or lack thereof. ;):confused:

My perfect dream home will have 3 - 2 car garages! :rolleyes: Oh well, wishful thinkin!
 

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I did have a wooden Willy like Backwater mentioned but I sold it last year to a guy in Naples. He's actually the guy I bought it from and the person that originally restored it. I loved that boat, but moved houses and no longer had the garage space to store it. You can see it here on his website:

https://naplesfishing.com/1976-willy-roberts-boat-restoration/
Hello RobA, I know the guy...he's one hell of a guide and nice guy. I've fished out of that boat a few times...I went to high school with his wife.
 
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