Been looking for a skiff for since the beginning of the year due to my old boat, which is a huntcraft, has started to rot and needing to replace some wood/fiberglass. I will be keeping the boat and repairing due to it being my dad's old boat, but that'll be in the future sometime. Anyways, I was looking into getting an Evergladez built utilizing my yami 40 2 stroke but I just couldn't afford it, so I hit the classifieds and FB marketplace. Ended up picking this one up locally but had trouble finding info on it. Turns out it's one of two, maybe three hulls ankona made back in 2015. It's a non tunnel 17 shadowcast with a pad on the back. I found most of my info here from previous owners which is pretty damn cool. The boat rides great and poles super easily, can pole along with the phone in one hand if the winds are light. I've had in some crossed up 2 foot chop and had no qualms about taking on water. Only issue I've got with is that it's underpowered for 2 people. I think I'll end up putting the yamaha 40 on there as the tohatsu is the same weight. Here's some pics from last weekend.
Preciate yall. I would say its the definition of a microskiff. I'll make an update post on it after I swap motors. Just got a little tach ordered and will run RPM's before and after the motors get changed. May end up selling the tohatsu but not sure yet, it gets way better milage, especially when I'm only running a 6 gallon tank.
Sweet, man! I am the original owner of this skiff.
Originally I had a 25 2smoker yami on it doing 29-31 mph on it.
Swapped it out to an Etec 30 and got slower 24-27mph.
I sold it and eventually someone swapped the etec.
If you have any questions about it, ask away.
It is 1 of 3 Shadowcast 17's, and it's the only one with a pad.