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Looks kind of cool, but a lot like the Ambush by Pelican Flats Boats....

What's the price tag on one of these bad boys?
 

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To me, the Solo Skiff looks nothing like the Pelican, IMHO. I see two major differences right off the bat...1) the Solo Skiff is an open cockpit design; therefore, no need for angst regarding being swamped by another boat's wake, or should the wind kick up, as the water would retreat right off the stern, looks like to me. In fact, I feel the Solo Skiff's design would also make beach launches possible in certain conditions 2) The motor mount on the Solo Skiff looks to be forward of the stern about two feet? I think this design would aid in the overall balance of the skiff as well.

Great design job, Skiffguy! I really look forward to seeing a finished product. Better yet, I look forward to getting my hands on one!
 

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Looks like same exact color as the last Ambush posted on the Florida Sportsman website. Nice price point...$150 less than the original (Pelican).

I guess McDowell's created the big Mac way before McDonald's.
 

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Looks like same exact color as the last Ambush posted on the Florida Sportsman website. Nice price point...$150 less than the original (Pelican).

I guess McDowell's created the big Mac way before McDonald's.
In you first 2 posts it seemed liked you were sincerely happy for this company and their new venture, but with your 3rd post I am not so sure. So why don't you clarify?
 

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And for the record, I think this is boat is cool as hell. As is the pelican ambush, and the nano skiff ( should it ever come to market).
 

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I agree with hookemdano, I like the concept of both boats (The Ambush and the Solo). Would like to see videos of the finish product Solo in action and performance numbers to really compare it to the Ambush.
 

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Anyway you look at it, it's still better than a yak IMHO. Having the flexibility to use power, stand comfortably and stay dry is definitely a positive. Having owned an Ambush "Light" which is a similar concept, I was very happy with the simplicity of the rig. I'm sure it will be a hit when a few actually give a wet test...
 

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And Solo Skiff is a perfect name for this rig. That was my main objective for buying the similar. A trailer is probably a nice addition for I did a few NMZ trips without one and it didn't last long. After winds switch during the afternoon and you spend an hour or so paddling, a 100lb + is the last thing you want to throw in the back of the truck. You could possibly offer an aluminum jet ski style trailer custom matched with purchase. They work PERFECT. And low maintenance....
 

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sweet rig. good price point. would love to see a wet test video!!!
 

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I have suff coming... Had bad weather in jax since I finished #1. Im hitting the water Monday for pics and stuff.... So its coming fellas.... Still working on site too .... but its ready.
BTW Thnks for the kind words everyone. The response about the Solo Skiff has been wonderful.
 

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My eyes! My eyes! Ahhhhhhhhhh....
The glare off the deck ain't bad
but those old white guy legs are lethal!

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I should know. I've got 'em too.

Two words SG, LONG PANTS!   ;D
 

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Re: SOLO SKIFF
Reply #20 - Yesterday at 5:57pm

My eyes! My eyes! Ahhhhhhhhhh....
The glare off the deck ain't bad
but those old white guy legs are lethal!

You're killing me, Brett...."old guy"..."white legs"? Wow!
Nonetheless, that was skiffguy's plan all along...put me on it so as to not take away from the Solo Skiff's grand maiden voyage. He should have known better than to put on it! ;D
 

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Couldn't resist E-L, do you now how close that "old guy" pic is
to what I used to see walking down Collins on Miami Beach?
Almost the spittin' image of a retired New York'a heading to Wolfies deli.
You got the black socks, only thing missing is a set of sandals
and your waistband zipped up to sternum level!

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All kidding aside, the Solo Skiff is an amazing little skiff.  While most of us agree there is no perfect boat for all reasons, I think this one is as good as it gets for one in it's class.  It's highly versatile, as it can be propelled by a paddle, push pole, trolling motor, or a small outboard motor.  It's highly maneuverable, poles effortlessly, and tracts straight too.  In addition, the Solo Skiff provides exceptionl stability for such a small micro skiff (just look at Skiffguy staning on the gunnel in one of the pics above).  Above all though, the Solo Skiff is extremely safe.  With it's open cockpit design this little skiff can't be swamped.  Moreover, if you fall off it's easy to climb back on.

If you're in the market for a micro, the Solo Skiff is certainly worthy of your consideration. [smiley=bravo.gif]
 
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