The people that sell the skiff will have the prop dialed in. SRD's are not designed for your skiff. SCB or SWC will work or the Suk prop EC recommends.The boat picked up speed with the livewell full? That's a 40 gallon livewell. That's like three hundred extra pounds aft of the center of gravity. Wow.
I hope you guys will get the prop options dialed in for the rest of us, then share the data!
Nice Tacoma. How many miles on the old one?Well I was hoping to be posting some more fish slime pics today....but as fate would have it my 12 yr old Tundra decided to take a crap on me. So I spent my day off at my mechanic who couldn't find the problem then about 4 hours at the Toyota dealer who allegedly fixed but when I went to pick it up something else was broken. Cascading electrical failures, fix one thing and something else would go.
Long story short my new EVO x has a new set of ponies to pull it. Pretty damn annoyed at the timing of it all but it's a bitchin ride)
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Also a few more thoughts about my first fishing trip yesterday. I didn't mention how quiet this hull is on the pole. Even with the decent chop and windy conditions, there was zero hull slap if I had my nose pointed and moving forward into the wind or at a diagonal. I'm super pleased with the stealthiness of this boat.
Re: the Power Pole micro, I was kind of on the fence about whether a poling skiff really needs a PP. (I had one on my bay boat before) But man this thing is the chiznits! Especially if you fish from the tower like I do. So very convenient to put the spike down, clip the push pole and make a cast and it's dead quiet. Much quieter than the first generation haudraulic one I had a few years ago.
One thing I'd recommend for fishing the flats is get a shorter spike than the stock 8 footer. I
bought some 3/4 solid fiberglass garden spikes off Amazon to experiment with and cut 5 foot section which seems perfect for fishing shallower flats. In the up position it doesn't interfere with poling.
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WHy aren't the SRDs designed for this skiff? I only ask because Mike talked to Power Tech and it seemed to be what they recommended. Also, because I'm looking at different props myself.The people that sell the skiff will have the prop dialed in. SRD's are not designed for your skiff. SCB or SWC will work or the Suk prop EC recommends.