East Cape Skanu

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fjmaverick, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM.

  1. mtoddsolomon

    mtoddsolomon Lip Ripper

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    Have they released the price?
     
  2. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    Your right. That said, your canoe is ugly, nothing personal, just my opinion. It's also noisy. And it's not self bailing, the Skanu is.
     

  3. texasag07

    texasag07 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hey its your koolaid, drink it how you want, and I will do the same.

    The closed cell foam on the inside of that canoe removes the noise from the equation.
     
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  4. texasag07

    texasag07 I Love microskiff.com!

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    See the post 2 above my original one. 3K
     
  5. MooreMiller

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    Not a huge fan of bare aluminum on bare feet when’s it’s super cold or hot out.

    I like my plastic boats.

    I also like the island seating. Under decks seem to get gross easily.
     
  6. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    So what does this thing look like?
     
  7. jlindsley

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    Agreed! Or at least an amateur sketch is needed!
     
  8. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    We have established price, loa, hp, rod storage, but nobody knows what it looks like.
     
  9. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    $3,000 is less than one of those plastic Hobie flappy paddle kayaks.
     
  10. redfish5

    redfish5 I Love microskiff.com!

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    From their Instagram.
     

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  11. fjmaverick

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    And fyi google "east cape skanu"
    Otherwise "skanu" by itself returns some weird breakfast and dessert items
     
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  12. LowHydrogen

    LowHydrogen Fly-By-Night

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    Agree 100%.
    Although I guarantee whatever boat they make will likely look better than my 13' bootleg Gheenoe (RiverHawk).
     
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  13. Finn Maccumhail

    Finn Maccumhail I Love microskiff.com!

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    What’s that beam on the outside of your canoe?
     
  14. Tailer

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    If it's quiet on the pole it will be a big step up from the Gheenoe for sightfishing. My NMZ was noisy enough to be a liability where I fish.
     
  15. East Cape

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    Hey guys! I see some chit-chat is going on about the SKANU...
     
  16. texasag07

    texasag07 I Love microskiff.com!

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    38” inside at the widest and 44” outside. This is due to the 3” of foam runner that runs down each side. When loaded with guys and gear this foam is about a 1” above the waterline. As you start to get off balance the foam will touch water and make it feel much more stabile than a normal canoe.

    I feel it gives a similar effect to all the chimes on a ghennoe.

    They also make some wider and longer models as well. I mounted pvc on top of the foam and now have two full protected fly rod holders which is really nice on rivers and saltwater while poling since it takes them out of the cockpit which gets cramped on any paddle craft.

    I also have a homemade backplate that lets me run it in about 9-10” of water dependent on bottom consistency.
     
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  17. LowHydrogen

    LowHydrogen Fly-By-Night

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    Yep definitely some hull slappin going on when you shift weight!
     
  18. East Cape

    East Cape Well-Known Member

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    It's another choice in the market while truly offering more in terms of style/set-up/ etc than the above. We were paddle-anglers loooonnnggg before we were skiff guys. I can give my answer if you like sir. All above are also GREAT crafts and all have a place where they shine...we just feel theres an actual gap in this segment and want to pioneer it and at the same time toss a "throw-back" to our roots since we have the bay coming out as well.
     
  19. Str8-Six

    Str8-Six I Love microskiff.com!

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    I like the concept. From videos it looks like it is floating in 2” with one guy which is shallower than most everything out there. The front looks like it can take some small waves while staying dry. And I’m sure it was designed to pole well solo.
     
  20. Capnredfish

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    Nothing special, but looks kinda cool. Modern version of a pirogue. Just another floating object to get in the way in known running lanes.
     
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