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Haven't really felt like posting a bragging section build post but I uploaded pics for a couple of private messages and figured I'd share. Slated to pick up next Saturday and still needs the rigging. Looking at 20 Tohatsu, powder coat black poling platform and grab bar that'll fit a Yeti 35 we already have. Photos include the color cards for the colors so you can compare card with how it came out. I think it looks bluer with less gray than the petrol blue color card, but am good with the end result. We are definitely excited and are just trying to finish up getting the small things needed for the skiff as well as registration etc before pickup day. I'll post more pictures as I get them and when she finally hits the water, which won't be soon enough. View media item 1746View media item 1747View media item 1748View media item 1749View media item 1750View media item 1751
 

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Some colors are harder to match than others. I had a boat I wanted the same color as pathfinders ice blue and it came out a mix between sky blue and baby blue. I ended up liking it a lot but it wasnt what I was going for originally.

Getting close to the end. Wont be much longer now.
 

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You can run your boat for 30 days with the bill of sale in Florida so don't worry if you can't get it registered before your pickup. Looks sharp.
That's nice but we live in Charleston. Either way trying to get it all sorted so I don't have to worry about those things and can focus on enjoying the skiff.
 

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Have you seen it in person, or did the SM folks send you the pics? I ask because digital photos are highly unreliable when it comes to representing colors. It may look very different in person. That said, I think that color combo looks really sharp in the pics.
 

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Have you seen it in person, or did the SM folks send you the pics? I ask because digital photos are highly unreliable when it comes to representing colors. It may look very different in person. That said, I think that color combo looks really sharp in the pics.
That's definitely true about digital photos not showing color correctly, and Erin told me that after sending the first picture in mold that's really blue. I'm digging it. Appreciate the kind words everyone.
 

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I will second that my build was very easy and they answered everytime I called.
Rose and Erin have gone above for the last 1.5 years as I slowly started to ask more and more questions via email. I can't say enough how appreciative I am of their patience with my questions and requests.
 

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Rose and Erin have gone above for the last 1.5 years as I slowly started to ask more and more questions via email. I can't say enough how appreciative I am of their patience with my questions and requests.
Amen to that. Rose will certainly confirm what an anal PITA I was before, during, and after my build. Incredible patience and understanding.
 

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We picked up the skiff Friday and got it out on the water yesterday for low through the big flood in the evening. It exceeded my expectations. Light and handles well, poles very easily and I'm loving the tiller/grab bar setup. The day went so well but things abruptly changed last night.
We took out and went to a nearby drive in self car wash to clean it up and I noticed the skiff looked like it was tilted slightly. I gave it a quick look but it was dark and the trailer was on a slump where the drain dips down in the concrete so it made sense that it was just on an angle in the wash. We got home and parked it and once in the light of our garage I could see that the skiff was still tilted and immediately knew something was wrong. Looked under and the port side bunk had rotated down so when we trailered the skiff at the end of the day the metal scraped the hull and then to put icing on the cake I'd driven it for 45 minutes and every bump dug the metal into the hull even more. We're devastated, to say the least, but it looks repairable and after seeing posts of people's cars in the water yesterday I think it could have been much worse. Has anyone experienced this before? I think if the bunks can have bolts put in to keep them from moving at all to avoid this in the future, but it also seems like something that should have been tightened significantly from the beginning. I'll attach pictures of the bunks as well as the fun we had before the end of the day. One picture of the trailer and pathfinder parked is from after putting in (wife was proud of her parking job so she snapped the pic), and you can see the bunk is already slightly tilted so when we took out it was already set up to tilt even further. Lesson learned.
 

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I totally agree that bunk should have definitely been snugged up for sure. I have the exact same trailer as you that I purchased from where I live and took it over to pick up my shadowcast and the bunks were loose when I first got the trailer I waited till I got there to set up the bunks and made sure they were tight but will be reckecking after reading this post. It's a shame your so far from Rose and Erin because there's no way they wouldn't make this right. Glad you at least like the skiff and check out takle web for a grab bar net if your looking for a little more storage I just got one and love it I can you a pic if you want.
 
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