Skiff Manufacturer Rank

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mtoddsolomon, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Man did not see mine on the bottom list
     
  2. Skiffmizer

    Skiffmizer Active Member

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    Also how could you put IBW on the list when they don’t currently produce a flats skiff ?
     

  3. cougmantx

    cougmantx Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if you were addressing my post or quoted it by mistake. I do know for a fact that Skull Island has ramped up production again and has been to a few boat shows in Florida. They've got a really nice 2018 for sale on their websight right now. Not sure what you mean by IBW
     
  4. Skiffmizer

    Skiffmizer Active Member

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    I was talking about Islamorada Boatworks.
     
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  5. Rick hambric

    Rick hambric Well-Known Member

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    tom has the element......
     
  6. Skiffmizer

    Skiffmizer Active Member

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    If you have seen a production Element than your the only one. The boat pictured is a prototype. I don’t see how you can put a boat in a certain class without seeing it.
     
  7. headtuner36

    headtuner36 Well-Known Member

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    Islamorada boatworks was sold to stuart boatworks along with the pos element.they were about to go out of business again and got bail out just like gordon boatworks did with hells bay. Bad management. So know T G is just a salesman for stuart boatworks. From what i here he's not even aloud in the plant. So if you give a deposit for any ibw boat make sure you give it to jeff the owner of stuart boatworks
     
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  8. Rick hambric

    Rick hambric Well-Known Member

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    DAAYYMMMNNNN, haven’t heard that one. From what capt.scott Owens was telling me this summer, it was a good skiff and he was working with TG and was going to get one once the deck mold was done.
     
  9. mosquitolaGOON

    mosquitolaGOON Well-Known Member

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    I saw Tom on Sunday and from our conversation there was never any indication that things were anything other than business as usual. Not allowed in the plant? That is total BS.
     
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  10. Tommy1

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    headtuner36 said so.
    seems legit.
     
  11. Smackdaddy53

    Smackdaddy53 Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!

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  12. mtoddsolomon

    mtoddsolomon Lip Ripper

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    So he can’t talk in the plant? Or make any noises whatsoever. Seems counterproductive for a guy that’s supposed to be building boats.
     
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  13. FlyCoast

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    Negative ghost rider...

    Tom Gordon and Islamorada Boatworks moved into Stuart Boatworks' old shop in Stuart, FL.

    Stuart Boatworks is expanding so they purchased a new facility.
     
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  14. Megalops

    Megalops Rex Kwan Do Dojo

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  15. WhenSkiffsFly

    WhenSkiffsFly Active Member

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    No need to spread rumors... just call Tom and ask him..Im sure he'll be glad to talk to all of you about the Element skiff and his current location. His ph# is 786-393-4752.
     
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  16. Net 30

    Net 30 Soy un Perdedor

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    Yikes..............
     
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  17. SC Bill

    SC Bill Active Member

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    This kind of thread is just as the OP stated...to get blood boiling.

    Without exhaustive exhaustive research of each manufacturer conducted by the likes of JD Powers and a comprehensive review by ISO 9000 family of auditors it is impossible to objectively tier manufacturers.

    Price point does not make a great or poor skiff.

    Skiff companies generally do or do not do well for a number or reasons and it is difficult to quantify let alone categorize into "tiers" in an objective manner without a lot of very costly research.
     
  18. Backcountry 16

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    Here is who I would let build me a boat in no particular order Ankona,East Cape, Beavertail, and Spears period. Definitely wouldn't build anything from Chittum skiffs or Maverick boat company just me personally.
     
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  19. Luke_B

    Luke_B I Love microskiff.com!

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    This is a funny thread. I've got someone about to buy my pathfinder and will be getting back into a skiff pretty soon. I live on the Texas coast and my old Maverick HPXT was a great skiff. I loved it. Ran shallow and drafted pretty shallow. I wish it drafted a little shallower though. I don't like the new mavericks and they did away with the Tunnel.

    I've been looking at the Chittum Pretty hard. Laguna with a tunnel. I've talked to several people that have one and love it, and then I've heard the horror stories as well but not straight from the person having the issues, just internet forums/facebook and stuff. Scary stuff to drop 60k on a boat and have major issues like that. I was also looking at a spear at one point but heard they were having delamination issues. I'm sure there is a truth in the middle somewhere on all of it.

    What is y'alls advice on it? 17 ft ish, tunnel, steering and good reputation. There's chittum, spears, hells bay... what am I missing?
     
  20. vantagefish

    vantagefish I Love microskiff.com!

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    I haven’t seen it in person, but the pics and feedback of the EVOx tunnel looks like it may be the perfect sled for your neck of the woods