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It’s is very stable. When I fish solo I move front to back a good bit and never have any feeling of being tippy.
I also fish bigger rivers like the white in Arkansas on high flows with 2-3 guys with the same results. They are super stable.
Thanks, J - Great to have that confirmation. I fish with some big guys and we were bummed my deck build (to just under gunwhale trim) on my Gheenoe made them uncomfortable fly casting in current.

Another topic - what motor do you run, and do you know what it weighs? I have a 74# 15 hp but have found a 114# 25 hp I'm thinking of grabbing up just to stash, maybe convert to jet, as these 2 strokes in good condition are getting rare - Thanks J. -
 

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Thanks, J - Great to have that confirmation. I fish with some big guys and my bummed my deck build on my Gheenoe made them uncomfortable fly casting in current.

Another topic - what motor do you run, and do you know what it weighs? I have a 74# 15 hp but have found a 114# 25 hp I'm thinking of grabbing up as these 2 strokes in good condition are getting rare - Thanks J. -
I have the 20hp Suzuki DF20AES2 you see that Todd puts on a lot of them. I believe it weighs 106#. I ordered my motor and put it on myself from onlineoutboards. It was at my house in less than 24 hours.
 

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Looking at getting a towee. Im pretty set on the skiff. I love everything about them. Just one question is there any hull slap on them?
Yes. It's probably my biggest complaint. No rolled gunnels = hull slap
 

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Any one have the carbon marine tiller extension? Is it worth $220? What length?
Dropped my boat off with Todd today to have the poling platform put on, I’ve been wanting to do it since I bought it. Carp flats and flood tides in the future!!
 

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Any one have the carbon marine tiller extension? Is it worth $220? What length?
Dropped my boat off with Todd today to have the poling platform put on, I’ve been wanting to do it since I bought it. Carp flats and flood tides in the future!!
yes. Worth it. Length depends on your rear deck configuration.

Get yourself a Yeti load out box. Makes a great seat on the rear deck and a great step on and off your platform.

Also, the best passenger seat is a Coleman camp chair.

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I recommend looking at @Jred extension. I’m happy with mine. Basically the same as CM version but save a few $. Definitely useful for running standing up or getting weight a little forward when solo. Excellent quality.
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Any one have the carbon marine tiller extension? Is it worth $220? What length?
Dropped my boat off with Todd today to have the poling platform put on, I’ve been wanting to do it since I bought it. Carp flats and flood tides in the future!!
 

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Thanks, Larry - I'm getting one of jred's, thank's for the tip....no, I was trying to figure out what composite boards material one of the guys a while back used...it was an old post and I didn't do it right, I guess, ended up here as a new post. Thanks for the wake up call, I'll go dig around again...
 

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A quick post on my new Yamaha 25 that I have just mounted on my skiff (previous Yamaha 20 that was stolen in service yard). A lot of people have asked about this and not any information out there that I have seen...
I was attracted to the 25 by several features; same weight as the 20 (which was the biggest attractor), I liked the tiller set-up a little better, and they have a reduced RPM feature that I thought was nice (tho I don't troll much...) and obviously a bit more horsepower... I did check with my Insurance Agent about the higher HP, and he had no problem insuring it.
I did the initial break-in yesterday; here are my observations:
  • WOT appears to be 30+mph - at the end of the break-in I ran it up to see what it would actually run - at 30 it seemed I had a bit more to go, but I pulled back - enough for a first day. Earlier WOT on my 20 was at 25 mph so I think that with the new motor a comfortable cruise speed will be 25ish.
  • I don't have my starting battery yet; and this motor comes with a full outside handle recoil. It cranks very easily - so much so that I might have been happy with just the manual start...
  • As said above, I like the tiller gear shift a little better but I noticed it must be a bit longer - something to keep in mind for a panic turn in one direction upon pulling the tiller towards you and you have a seat mounted.
  • Initial tilt looked about right at 2nd hole from the bottom (where I had my 20 set at), but the motor (same shaft length - 15") would start to blow out > 13mph which was a big surprise for me - very worrisome. I beached the skiff and re-set the tilt bar on the bottom hole and everything seemed to fall in place; the bow rode nicely in more of a down angle and the Calusa seemed to say "ahhh this feels GOOD"... Still a little freaked out that I had only one hole to go down to and thankful it went that way.
Hope that is helpful for some of y'alls questions. I am very happy (and relieved) about what I found on this break-in!
 

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Great shakedown, thanks Tom - Been looking at that motor for a jet lower. I'm dealing on a 10 hour '97 1 one owner 2 stroke Yammy 25, guy threw his back out and I can't get at it. That new one is a strong second choice. Good luck with it!

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Was fishing Bull’s Bay last weekend and swear I saw a Towee with a center console. Am I seeing things? Or has anyone seen/had one built with a center or side console?
 

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Was fishing Bull’s Bay last weekend and swear I saw a Towee with a center console. Am I seeing things? Or has anyone seen/had one built with a center or side console?
Given the lack of room in a Towee, I cant imagine one with a center console.
 

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I was looking around on Towee’s site and Todd wrote a scathing blog post about why he’d never put a center console into a Towee about a year ago so I must’ve been seeing things.
 

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I was looking around on Towee’s site and Todd wrote a scathing blog post about why he’d never put a center console into a Towee about a year ago so I must’ve been seeing things.
I wouldn't want one in mine. I have considered a sissy handle because some boat wakes can push the boat in an instant. However, loosing the space to a console wouldn't be efficient.
 

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Anyone know anyone looking for a Towee? I’ve posted for sale on site and locally (Austin, TX). Love the skiff just need something larger for my family.
Thanks!
 
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