Terrapin Skiffs new DragonFly Side Console Version

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  1. CaptDaveSutton

    CaptDaveSutton Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few shots of the new DragonFly Side Console Version from Terrapin Skiffs.
    We have been working hard to fulfill your requests for an inexpensive
    side console version of our DragonFly skiff. Well, here she is.

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    After a long look at what is being offered out there we came up with
    a much more simple but very strong design without sacrificing our
    cockpit space. Gauges are on a raised bezel to allow clear sight of
    their functions and full running and anchor lights along with LED
    cockpit illumination has been included as standard equipment. A
    Battery shut-off switch leading to a long lasting Odyssey Battery is
    also the standard on the Side Console Version of the DragonFly.
    Did I mention that we used the new
    Honda 30 HP Four Stroke while "On the Flats"
    This was the tested power for the new Side Console DragonFly?

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    With over a 120% flotation rating in our hull even with this motor
    weighting in at 187 pounds plus other rigging, we are very pleased
    with the performance.

    30+ miles per hour on the GPS with a full fuel cell, fishing gear,
    cooler full of drinks and ice and just over 400 pounds of anglers
    onboard, this skiff rides much better than just a micro-skiff.

    Draft ?
    Draft you say?
    How about an honest 4 inches.
    How about that boy's!!!!

    The stability of our DragonFly will astound you. How about
    fishing with three anglers you ask? Can do!
    Draft? 4.5 inches!!!!

    Here are some new additions to our
    options list from Joe @ Carbon Marine.
    This is some of the best carbon lay-up I
    have ever seen.

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    Give Capt. Dave a call to wet test this great new version of our skiffs.

    Also watch for Capt. Dave to be doing demo weekends
    and Boat Shows throughout the state of Florida very soon.
     
  2. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Great post! Thanks for putting it in the correct section! If you would please add the following info. This allows potential customers get in contact with the manufacture quickly...

    Cheers

     

  3. CaptDaveSutton

    CaptDaveSutton Well-Known Member

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    Re: Terrapin Skiffs new DragonFly Side Console Ver

    Contact info for Terrapin Skiffs is as follows..

    www.TerrapinSkiffs.com

    Capt. Dave Sutton V.P.
    www.OnTheFlatsCharters.com
    djsutton@bellsouth.net
    18721 SW 294 Terrace
    Homestead, Fl. 33030
    305-248-6126
    Ashley Cornelius Sales Mgr
    305-299-1429
     
  4. iMacattack

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    Thanks!
     
  5. CaptDaveSutton

    CaptDaveSutton Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple more shots of the DragonFly Side Console Version in Action.

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    “The skiff performs much better than I could ever imagine” reports Rick, a well known tackle representative company owner. Rick rep’s top shelf products like G. Loomis throughout the state of Florida and after a weekend of fishing the tiller and side console versions of the DragonFly a smile greeted me as he returned the boat. “The stability of the skiff is astounding” Rick said as he returned from Flamingo on Sunday, “this boat poles like a dream and tracks just incredible and all in less than four inches of water. You guy’s have a real hit here. All you need to do is get the public out for a ride and they will be sold.” When I asked him how much was the fuel bill for two and a half days fishing Flamingo his reply was “$12.50 total.

    Not too shabby
    /me
     
  6. CaptDaveSutton

    CaptDaveSutton Well-Known Member

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    The concept and goal of our original design, which came from a wood plug I made (pictured below) and re-made four times, and its building process were to create a shallow water boat that performed well enough to be used as a guide boat. This means holding a guide and two anglers while still only floating in less than 6 inches of water. This goal has been fulfilled. The stability of the DragonFly Skiff will astound you even the first time you board her at the dock and as you head out you will experience the ride of a well designed, very well finished and very well made skiff capable of running a two foot chop in complete safety. These points in themselves put the DragonFly in a class of its own when talking about ultra-shallow micro skiffs.
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    One of the obstacles we overcame as a boat builder was staying at the price point we wanted. We wanted to build a top quality skiff for a reasonable price that a working man could afford. This was realized with the DragonFly Tiller Model selling for $16,995.00. This includes the boat, 15 HP. Yamaha Two Stroke and Continental Trailer Package fully rigged and ready for fishing.

    The other obstacle we overcame was to build a skiff that would ride very well in a chop, be a dry ride and pole in very shallow water without using materials and building processes that would drive our cost out of the ball park. It was mandatory for us to achieve this goal due to the other options that exist in this industry. Most boats I tested were either not stable enough to guide out of, too expensive, too wet, or just not finished to the standards and requirements that we as guides demand for our not only our businesses but our clients as well.
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