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New to the forum but have enjoyed reading the posts so far. I have a 2004 13' Boston Whaler I'd like to convert more into a poling skiff. I'd like to add a poling platform to the back and likely a trolling motor to the front. I live in the New Orleans area and was hoping someone might have a suggestion on who might be able to add a poling platform. Below is a photo of something I've seen added before. Thanks for any help

 

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I had a 13 Whaler for a few years and while I loved that little boat for it's simplicity it wasn't a great skinny water boat. It squats in the back from the weight of the motor and drafts quite a bit. I'd suggest putting a good sized casting platform up front and poling the boat backwards to help level out the hull. You'll still get a lot of hull slap and it likely won't track great but it will get the job done. Being a Whaler, it will for sure get you home, albeit a little wet if it is sporty out.
 
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