'79 Banana River Skiff Refurbish

Discussion in 'Bragging Spot' started by jboriol, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Man that boat turned out great. Great looking family too
     
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  2. Finn Maccumhail

    Finn Maccumhail I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks for the info.

    Your build turned out super nice.

    My plan is to go super simple. Large bow deck, open bulkheads, poling platform, etc.

    Do you find you need the trim tabs or can I get by without them?
     

  3. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sounds like a cool set up. IMHO tabs are a must to balance the load and hole shot. Good luck!
     
  4. D. C. Ward

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    Is the deck material glassed? or is it just sprayed with gelcoat?
     
  5. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Glassed then gel coat.
     
  6. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Skiff's ready for a little road trip...who can guess where?
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    Hint - redfish+gumbo+Abita Amber = Paradise. Simple math
     
  7. rhettstark

    rhettstark I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hopefully some big girls will be waiting, when are you planning on heading to Louisiana?
     
  8. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Friday, short trip to Delacroix/hope dale. I lived up there so it will be fun to get back. A little early for the big girls, but don't know unless u go!
     
  9. Finn Maccumhail

    Finn Maccumhail I Love microskiff.com!

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    That is just a beautiful skiff. If I can get mine to be half that look half that sexy I'll be ecstatic.
     
  10. rhettstark

    rhettstark I Love microskiff.com!

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    I love about an hour south of New Orleans, first cool front coming through this week hopefully not too much longer until they start showing up. Looks like you should have some good conditions for the weekend
     
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  11. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    I just saw this and recognized the map were I have fished especially Tazimina
     
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  12. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks...look forward to watching another BRS get restored!
     
  13. csnaspuck

    csnaspuck You got to get burned to learn

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    Btw I saw your special on the skiff on project dream boat today. Absolutely beautiful! Hopefully one day I can take on a project like that.
     
  14. RigaRoo

    RigaRoo I Love microskiff.com!

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    Just saw it last night on Project Dream Boat, great work on a classic Skiff!!
     
  15. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks csnaspuck & RigaRoo!
     
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  16. Seabreeze

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    Read from start to finish, a bit late but congrats.. What boat is the glasser building, you mentioned awhile back....Oh is that a Visla, you fishing buddy ?
     
  17. jboriol

    jboriol I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thank you Seabreeze! Glasser is working on a 16.8' poling skiff and finalizing the top cap plug before it goes into production, looks like it's going to be a nice skiff. Not sure when it will hit the market, he said he was doing all the R&D now.

    Yes, my boat dog is a Vizsla. Loves the boat and goes nuts every time I hook it up.
     
  18. Man................what an absolutely beautiful job restoring that skiff. Truly amazing. You have inspired me. I have an old Sears Gamefisher (I know......Sears sold EVERYTHING once upon a time.....) that looks like it was used for a chicken coop. I'm turning her into Cinderella and your thread will be my template. Thanks and congratulations. That is one humdinger of a skiff.
     
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  19. dgt2012

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    Well done, you have a legacy boat now, catch em up!
     
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