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Floyd 8wt info?

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Has anyone seen specs for the Floyd 8wt?

They have been posting a build on Instagram but there is no info on their web site.

Any idea on LOA, Power options, Draft, Speed?
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A lot to be desired on fit and finish on Mitzi but for size and beam at water they are very stable. More stable even then my Sabine Versatile which I feel is a stable platform
That said, what is stable to one angler may be a little tippy to someone else. That’s a difficult aspect to quantify. It depends on the person on the skiff and where they are on the skiff.
 

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Curious if anyone has ridden on one yet. My buddy bought a 10wt last year and didn’t realize how tippy it was before purchasing. Two men on one side will put the rub rail under water.


I’m thinking the lower gunnels will hopefully fix this, although it has the same hull design.
Looking forward to hearing more about it.[/QUOTE
I realized that too, very tippy for the size but gets pretty shallow
 

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That’s me in the picture.
They had it in Venice,LA so I went on a afternoon demo few days ago.

BTW I’m not a guide just a regular recreational guy whose fairly new to poling skiffs but I’ve been a a decent amount in the past couple years. I have a Chaos Bonefish now and am looking to get a true poling skiff. Just so y’all know where I’m coming from.

I’ve never been on the 10wt so I can’t compare the two but I was very impressed. It’s quality built boat with a lot of thought into storage and design. The wind was fairly light so I can’t say for sure how it’d do in some serious chop but the little we had it handled great. It seems to be a soft and dry ride. It had a 60 HP and I did feel it was a little under powered. I was impressed with the skinny draft and ease of poling. It was also very quiet zero hull slap. I didn’t find it that tippy. We were both on the same side and it was pretty stable. I’m really considering starting a build. Let me know if y’all have any other questions.

I also appreciate the Floyd’s for bringing it down because we don’t get many opportunities to demo boats down here. Most boat companies seem to skip over us for some reason.
 

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That’s me in the picture.
They had it in Venice,LA so I went on a afternoon demo few days ago.

BTW I’m not a guide just a regular recreational guy whose fairly new to poling skiffs but I’ve been a a decent amount in the past couple years. I have a Chaos Bonefish now and am looking to get a true poling skiff. Just so y’all know where I’m coming from.

I’ve never been on the 10wt so I can’t compare the two but I was very impressed. It’s quality built boat with a lot of thought into storage and design. The wind was fairly light so I can’t say for sure how it’d do in some serious chop but the little we had it handled great. It seems to be a soft and dry ride. It had a 60 HP and I did feel it was a little under powered. I was impressed with the skinny draft and ease of poling. It was also very quiet zero hull slap. I didn’t find it that tippy. We were both on the same side and it was pretty stable. I’m really considering starting a build. Let me know if y’all have any other questions.

I also appreciate the Floyd’s for bringing it down because we don’t get many opportunities to demo boats down here. Most boat companies seem to skip over us for some reason.
That Chaos Bonefish is a damn fine looking boat🤩
 
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