Re: New *AMBUSH* by Pelican Flats Boats

Discussion in 'The Commercial Zone' started by tom_in_orl, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Pelican Flats Boats
    http://www.pelicanflatsboats.com
    Phone: (813) Pelican  or  813.735.4226
    tj@pelicanflatsboats.com

    Specs:
    -Width: 36"
    -Length: 13' 6"
    -Draft: 2 3/4" (ACTUAL, no bs)
    -Gunwale Height: 3"
    -Gunwale Width: 3"
    -Back Deck: 11"


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  2. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Okay well I took down the link... (I still can't figure out how to post pictures on this post)
     

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  4. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Here is the AMBUSH by Pelican Flats Boats.
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    This will be used predominately for NMZ fishing areas.  The thing that makes this unique is the fit and finishes of it.  I haven't see anything in this realm that finishes out quite like this.  This will be made with a non-skid molded deck and fiberglass dry hatch with stainless steel hardware.  It will have a push pole/paddle combination mounted to the boat at the time of purchase.

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  5. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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  6. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I yur questions right here buddy! ;)
    First, nice work!
    Second, Your hull has some very interesting features. I've never seen forward angled grooves on the chine like you have there. What's the reason for that? You also have some negative grooves at the transom too, what's that for?
    What's the projected weight for the finished boat?
    How many ponies can she handle?
    What's the length and width?
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Specs:
    -Width: 36"
    -Length: 13' 6"
    -Draft: 2 3/4" (ACTUAL, no bs)
    -Gunwale Height: 3"
    -Gunwale Width: 3"
    -Back Deck: 11"

    Originally, the grooves were for bling, but they doubled into something amazing. Take a look at the picture of the bottom of the boat.... The grooves pull the water to the strakes keeping this thing on a "rail" when poling.

    The negative grooves on the transom are our signature, "Pelican Feet." Our flats boats have these to help prevent any sliding on sharp turns... Although, they don't serve too much of a purpose on this boat, it is important for us to maintain consistency in our designs moving forward.

    The boat is not meant for outboard motors, but I am sure they will be rigged with them. This boat is mainly for poling/pushing/ troll motoring...

    This is predominately a one man boat, however, if you have some motor skills... two people can go slay in this thing, too.
     
  8. Jacob_Johnson

    Jacob_Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Is the draft said above with one person and some gear or just the boat?
     
  9. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    One person, no gear...
     
  10. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    impressive !!  cant wait to see finished project -GOOD LUCK ;)
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  11. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sanded and ready for gel coat...  We will gel it this afternoon and re-sand it to take out any other imperfections.  Non-skid will be applied and a mold will be made by the weeks end...
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  12. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Lemme see here... L x W = hull factor

    so 13.5 x 3 = 40.5...round up to nearest foot...41

    tiller and 15 inch transom hard chine means hull factor x 0.5 then subtract 15 for max hp

    so 41 x 0.5 = 20.5 - 15 = 5.5, round up to 6 hp.

    3 inch hull draft plus 10 inches from plate to skeg
    means you could do about 14 mph in 14" of water with a 6 hp 2 smoke.
    Lets see a yakker do that with a paddle...
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  13. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    There you go. You would be one of the guys that rigs it with a motor. I am all for it. ;)
     
  14. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Okay, almost ready for the non-skid. I will keep them coming.

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    We also just finished something we call the Ambush Light.  This is the rougher, less expensive cousin of our Ambush with finished cap and hatch.  We are going to trim the edge tomorrow and apply the trim. I will update it tomorrow.
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  15. John_Rosende

    John_Rosende I Love microskiff.com!

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    I love it! How do I get one!
     
  16. Brett

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    I think I'd rather have the rolled edge skiff than the capped one.
    Way more usable area, easily customized to personal wants.
    Looks to be self bailing too...is it?

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  17. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Yes, it is self-bailing. However, if you get all the way in the back of the cockpit you will take on some water through the drain plug.. If you don't want to have any water on the deck, stay in the sweet spot (middle back) and you are good.
     
  18. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Our Ambush Light is finished. Weight is 98lbs. We will build a few of these while we finish the regular Ambush and see how they do in the marketplace. We took these pictures on my cell phone today. I will bust out the Canon T3i tomorrow. Let me know if you guys like the Ambush Light.. Retail is going to be Around $1,490.

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  19. anytide

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    looks great !!! and i think it will be a success :)
    i can see a little kicker or troller on there too...
      good luck guys 
    ---anytide

    Brett- how fast will it go with a 2.5hp 4 strk @ 30lbs. and say 240lbs additional wght. ;)
     
  20. Pelican

    Pelican I Love microskiff.com!

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    Call (813) PELICAN... We will let you know the specifics..