does anyone know any history on this skiffs that might have first hand experience or an inside story?
Mark can fill you in on the OLD BT line. check out the Beavertail owners website & you can contact him there. I had a B2 & it was an absolute joy to fish out of & pole. It was a little iffy in the 2-3's.As with anything, there are always two sides to a story and the louder of the two writes the history. Mark and Dic made plenty of changes to the B2 and it still is a great boat...but it wasn't finished in the same way HB was. They were trying to hit the segment of the market HB was missing and did. So HB went after them, a settlement was made, and the two branches of the business were sold. Now Dic gets to weld duck boats and refurbishes old hulls (what he wanted to do all along), and Mark gets to solo fish every day during Tarpon season in his spotless B2. I have my own opinions on who I think won that deal.