This is the lightest skiff we have ever built, just like the 2 Degree Mangrove but with 12 degrees of deadrise for a great ride in the worst weather. It is definitely in a class by itself. We are able to reduce the weight because we will limit the horsepower to 60. Again, not because the skiff can’t handle more power but the weight on the transom of a larger engine will make the stern squat unless counterbalanced with weight up front which does not make sense. This skiff will run over 40 MPH with the new 60 that only weighs 213 lbs. With this engine it will jump on plane instantly with no bow rise, eats up rough water and is extremely dry. When you pole this boat it will be something you have never experienced before. If you need to pole into a 20 knot wind in 6-8’ of water this boat makes it very doable. Most skiffs would not be able to hold in those conditions much less pole forward. This is a great platform for tiller steering if you are a fan of a simple skiff.
As with all of the skiffs we can add any options needed but you may find out you can do a lot with this boat with less gear.
This will be a great skiff for the bow of a sport fisherman and the lightweight will not affect the performance of the yacht.
The draft of this skiff with engine, fuel and gear is 7″.
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If you would like to be able to pole where no other skiff can float, this is the way to do it. This is the shallowest poling skiff we have ever built and will go places our old Glades Skiff cannot begin to float. If you know the places that hold fish when the water to get to them is too shallow for the fish to leave, this is the right skiff.
You will be able to be on the flat before the fish are so you are in front of them as they come up instead of following them from behind. It will still run rough water and be very dry and comfortable. Just like the 12 degree Mangrove this skiff is great fun to pole even in the worst conditions.
A 50 Tohatsu is more than enough engine and weighs only 209 lbs. we have lots of these engines on our skiffs and they are the best weight to horsepower ratio in this class. Side console, center console or tiller, this is a hard core as it gets and nothing in this class can compare to what it can do.
We also build this skiff as a no motor zone skiff with a 94 lb Tohatsu 4 stroke that runs great and is easy to remove from the transom when needed. The skiff can be pulled over dry ground to get to the areas cut off by low tide but still hold fish that no one can reach. This is the 4 wheel drive of skiffs.
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