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Anyone have any experience with this boat? Can I take it out of the Barnegat inlet and ocean on calmer days?
 

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I have a 21' DLX Carolina Skiff with a 90 Honda on it. My wife and I fish out of Indian River. It is a good boat. I got this rig new, in early 2003 and have a tad less 700 hours on it. We fish
Delaware Site 11, Old Grounds and if the weather is nice we go as far as Del. Light Ship and troll. If it gets rough you just have to slow down a little. The thing I like is the 27 gallon gas tank we can go to Site 11 fish all day and only use a half tank of gas. If I had to buy a nother boat it would be a 24' Carolina skiff. I
 

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I'm debating my next boat now too. I looked at a 24 but promised myself that I wouldn't buy one till I rode one in several different wave conditions.

I love the thought of a 25 gallon day...and slowing down doesn't bother me...buy kidney punching does....

My wait is to see HOW slow I have to go in different situations...but many other aspects of the big skiff intrigue me.
 

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Maritime will hold up longer, but when it comes to a ride, a skiff is a skiff is a skiff. They are all bath tubs with an outboard.

They are great boats for certain applications. Running through an inlet with one of them is not.
 

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I mean the Maritime v-hulls. "skiff" is just the brand name....



Tough enough for ya ???! -e

[ 09-14-2005, 01:44 PM: Message edited by: eh009us ]
 

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Swells are no problem....It's the chop that will kill you.

On the rite day out front is no problemo .
Those day's are not very common unless you stay tight to the beach . And forget about a NE E or SE blow.
 

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Originally posted by In Depth:
Swells are no problem....It's the chop that will kill you.

On the rite day out front is no problemo .
Those day's are not very common unless you stay tight to the beach . And forget about a NE E or SE blow.
InDepth, i love watching you come up the Del. River on a choppy day :D :D
 

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Take a ride for yourself...only you will determine what's too fast...what's too rough...

Yeah a deep vee is just the ticket for offshore runs and stupid for a lot of other boating...all boats are a compromise and you have to decide what you are going to compromise....
 

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I have a Carolina Skiff 1765 and have to tell you it is a great boat. Takes the abuse and can handle all sorts of crap. Jason was right, it will slap you around but it will get you home, you will wish you were dead when you get there, but it will get you home no matter what. Oh and you WILL get wet :D :eek:
 

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Originally posted by Bawugna:
I have a Carolina Skiff 1765 and have to tell you it is a great boat. Takes the abuse and can handle all sorts of crap. Jason was right, it will slap you around but it will get you home, you will wish you were dead when you get there, but it will get you home no matter what. Oh and you WILL get wet :D :eek:
carolina skiffs are almost as wet as a boston whaler but for much less the price.

They are almost indestructible and are a no frills boat. I beat one up for 9 years worth of duck hunting, clamming, crabbing and other assorted dirty jobs. A good powerwashing and the boat looked brand new.
 

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I'm with eh009us. Could'nt ask for a safer boat.I got a Maritime Skiff 20' PilotHouse. More money than a Carolina Skiff but worth it. The ride is better on the Maritime because it has that wave splitting V up front and also that huge rounded bow. Like any other light boat out there, slow down, drop the tabs, and enjoy the ride. I love the fact that I can go out to LE REEF, than to Garden State South, and then up to Garden State North if need be on 10-15 gallons of fuel, and still go in a foot of water when scootin across Great Bay.
 

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Take a look at Twin Vee boats. I have the 20'center console,they are a catamaran hull,I run with a single 130 Honda.If I were to repower I would switch to twin 70.Boat fishes well in the back (draws 11").Very dry and can handle out front.Pretty much a bare bones boat,with lots of fishing room.
 
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