Sorry guys....my 2 latest totally original designs the Lithium skiff and the Piranha Boatworks deep vee as yet unnamed design that are in the plug testing phase by their respective builders are already losers. You see they measure on the hull length at 17’11” each but on overhang they are 18’4”, so are Too big for the micro skiff class of racing skiffs. This means that if there was a new category or class of modern up to date new designs then they could pole around with the new Ancona skiff, the Beavertails new designs, the new Explorer skiff, I imagine there are East Capes and many others too that would fit into this new emerging group of longer leaner skiffs skiffs. I did notice reading the rules though about this flats skiff challenge. Did not say if you were required to have a fixed poling tower on the stern. Nothing about carrying a push pole, 6 fishing rods, a cooler, about observers looking into hatches at check points to see what’s up inside. Judges looking over the craft at the end to look for cracks, rod condition and so on. Looks to me it’s just a race. Have fun guys. George you are already a winner! It was nice of George to say that he did infact use the Mavericks hull as inspiration for his version of that hull. I can understand all what went on except the lowering of the vee pad forward. Other than making the hull dimensions there quite different it would be inlightening to understand the design idea behind it. I described in my blog way back in how I was asked to design a new skiff to compete with the new HPX. This design I did as I was leaving Hells Bay to go off sailing. It’s the Marquesa. It’s pretty fun to see the two versions, George’s and mine after looking at the HPX. Thanks guys for all the funny posts, you have made my week.