Okay, I tried my best, but unfortunately I don't think the boat will be able to stay with me. I have been trying to get myself into a less expensive car, but just can't seem to unload it. It is what it is so to speak. If I cannot find a good home for it, I will find other ways to get by, but when the going gets tough, sometimes you have to trim the fat. It is, after all, only a boat, and I can always buy another. So, without more babbling, here is the information. __________________________________________________ Basics: 14ft Johnsen skiff, mid eighties build Highlander trailer, same vintage 25hp Evinrude two stroke outboard, '72, rebuilt and restored, runs fantastic Only considering selling it since I don't have the chance to use it as often as I would like, and I'd honestly rather see it go to someone who can. That is simply the only reason, it doesn't have holes, the trailer isn't going to self-destruct, the outboard isn't going to jump off the transom into the water. I just hate seeing the boat sit there doing nothing, it's too good of a craft for that. Okay, so I've had the boat since this past spring, purchased it after having owned a Gheenoe, wanting a wider, roomier boat, and I got just that. The previous owner completely went through this boat, outboard, and trailer, everything is in great condition. I couldn't believe it when I saw it, and most people who see the boat at the launch are stunned by the condition. So, let's get to some details. So far as the hull goes: 14 foot Johnsen hull, flat bottom with strakes that run about halfway along the bottom of the hull Inside restored with new paint, white with blue webbing, also some sort of grip promoting(increased footing) material mixed into the finish wherever there is not SeaDek Seadek on the front and rear benches Bow mount, foot controlled trolling motor, Minn-Kota Front storage locker, with a SeaDek pad inside, where I store the anchor and dock lines Battery mounted up front, wiring run through tubing on the starboard side of the hull, very clean, blends into the hull Two center storage compartments, you can see how this is setup in the photos, the cooler is included with the sale and fits perfectly in between the two compartments. Starboard compartment contains all the electrics, the 120v inverter is not on the boat at the moment, I have no use for it, but it is included with the sale. Rod holders on the rear of each compartment Hummingbird fish finder Bilge pump, manual control only, switch mounted on rear of starboard compartment CMC jackplate, this is a SERIOUS piece of hardware All stainless hardware, cleats, brackets, latches Not shown in the photos is the included bimini top. I never run with it, as it is primarily a fishing boat for me, but it is included Also not shown is the push pole, with clips(will discuss this later in the ad) Trailer: Highlander trailer, does the job just fine Rollers, carpet, other hardware new when boat was restored Bearing buddies(as if any trailer should NOT have these) LED lamps PVC guides 1 7/8" ball mount It isn't some flashy wildly expensive trailer, but it does the job just fine. I can launch and retrieve this boat without even putting the hubs in the water. Will slide right off the bunks, and the boat is so light, pulling it up with the winch is no sweat. 1972 25hp Evinrude "Sportster" outboard: Don't let the year fool you. This isn't some barn find, rusty old engine stuck onto the back of the boat. It's been gone through, cleaned up, resealed, and runs great Starts up fairly easy, occasionally cold starts can be a bit tricky, but once running and warmed up, it is a great little motor Recent impeller(within the last few months, haven't run it much since installed), only swapped out since I wanted to know when exactly it was done last, and I worry too much Prop is the factory 9x9, moves the boat pretty good, could probably use a bit more pitch, but it works fine for me Anti-porpoise plate, does it's job like it should Tiller extension, as seen in the photos, the difference now is that it is wrapped in blue nylon cord, looks pretty neat, and makes it a bit easier to hold A really solid engine, and simple. In my opinion, simple is good. Under the cowl it isn't a mess of wires, making any issues you would run into very simple to figure out, and with the same basic engine design used for many years, parts are easy to get and arrive quickly The boat will run in very little water, previous owned estimated it would run in about 6-8", and will float in about 4" with the motor up. I have no idea how to measure this, but I'll bet it is pretty close. And it will float quietly in very little water, if you are stalking wary fish you know how important this can be. With three people on board it will get up on plane, but obviously will not run as quick as it does with two, I have no real accurate speed measurements, but honestly, I never cared, I didn't buy it to be a speed boat, all I know is it gets me there. With the most flat bottom hull, it IS a bit rough in chop, and you will probably get wet. There is no sense in hiding this, so I wanted to say it outright, but that is the price you sometimes pay for getting skinny(on a budget at least). I had considered some spray rails or deflectors, but never got around to it, if I keep it, perhaps. Tracks well, turns very well, not as much side stepping as you'd expect. Overall, a good little boat in great condition. Fresh, salt, whatever your choice, I have used it in both. It is not perfect, it has some scratches, paint chips, I mean, it is a boat, not a museum piece, but nothing serious. Now brings me to some other details. For very close to my asking price, you will get every damn thing relating to this boat I have. This includes, but is not limited to: An entire extra engine, in pieces, for spares Four life jackets Extra trailer parts Another cooler Both the 6, and 3 gallon fuel tanks LOTS of stainless hardware Cast net Fenders Net Wooden push pole and clips(already installed on boat) the list goes on, it's a fair amount of stuff. I'd rather see it all go to someone who can use it all, than for it to just sit around waiting to be sold piece by piece. But depending on pricing, parts can be removed from the sale if need be. But again, keep in mind I am not hurting to sell this thing, if it doesn't meet my pricing expectations, then it stays with me. I would also consider trades relating to kayaks, or a 13 foot Gheenoe, both, however, would probably need some cash put on top of the trade. Both of these options would allow me to store them at my place, make transporting them easier(my Volvo tows okay, but really doesn't like towing the Johnsen), therefore, hopefully allowing me to get more use out of them, in theory that is... Email is the best way to get a hold of me, ask any questions you may have through there, and I will respond. If you want to come check out the boat, keep in mind I will have to go get it from the storage spot and bring it to the house, so I need a bit of a heads up. Also, relay any photo requests through my email as well, but here are a few to get you an idea of the boat. Also, photobucket link to some larger photos: http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/sclay115/Johnsen%20Skiff/ Thanks for reading.