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 Post subject: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:39 pm 
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http://www.soloskiff.com/ interesting new concept?


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:54 pm 
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I like it! Sure can get somewhere quick and looks like it has as good of a draft as a Kayak. 3" Draft with a 230# person.

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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:09 pm 
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I just so happen to weigh 230#'s. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:39 am 
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That is a sweet set up. Best of both worlds. If they catch on, I could see lots of modifications coming. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Thanks guys.... if ya have any questions... ask away :D 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:12 pm 
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7EpBQY_LE&feature=plcp[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:16 pm 
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Since I started kayak fishing, I have doodled with designs. I have even, thought of converting my sunfish into a skiff. I have not done yet. This design gets so close to some of my ideas.

My question: will this skiff work for strictly paddling?


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:14 pm 
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This has peaked my interest however I'm am a little surprised by the 375lb capacity. I weigh 225 so when you factor in a motor there's very little room left. I would like to see the electric version and a price tag. My main interest is trolling lures 1 to 2 miles offshore.


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:30 pm 
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SKIFFGUY, I'm intrigued. How does it hold up to oysters, and is there a Texas dealer who can show / demo one?


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Dog gone it! That could cut out about 8 or 9 mile paddle from my usual trip, with the possibility of covering more territory. I could be possibly interested...........cC


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:01 am 
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lptxguy wrote:
This has peaked my interest however I'm am a little surprised by the 375lb capacity. I weigh 225 so when you factor in a motor there's very little room left. I would like to see the electric version and a price tag. My main interest is trolling lures 1 to 2 miles offshore.



I believe the Honda 2hp is the motor they show with it. This little motor weighs 27lbs when full of gas. I have one for my canoe and carry a 32oz Gatorade bottle with gas ( which is twice as large as the factory tank) at about 4-6 mph with a 2 man hunting load(500lbs).


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:25 pm 

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Here's another option if we're gettin away from traditional kayaks--portabote-- They make em 8-14 ft and folds the size of a yak--assembles in 10 min--unsinkable--runs 15-20 mph with 6-10 hp motor--will handle 2ft waves--6'' draft-- 2 anglers and plenty of gear--easy to pole and site fish--weighs 50-90lbs--made for rv's but mine is always together and fits in the back of a small pick-up-- 10 yr warranty...

They can be equipted with a sail and wheels for launching. This is my 2nd one and are a great fishin machine.. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:23 pm 
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So does the solo skiff come with a trailer or do you just toss it in back of ur truck?


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Over $2000 without the motor or trailer. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:11 pm 
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The capacity is stated for the fact we have to draw a line somewhere if you watch the videos closely showing two people it is obvious it has plenty of capacity for a big guy the boat had 350 pounds of people and the outboard... a lot of thought went into it.....


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:16 pm 
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The solo skiff can be paddled for sure. I got in a hurry the other day and forgot to fill tje tank with gas and ran out a long way from the ramp so I paddled and poled back.... its a power boat first thoud hence the design but yes you can.


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:37 pm 
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I just saw the oyster question sorry
The Skiff holds up fine... just like any other boat though or kayak they all will scratch if you hit them hard


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:21 am 
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truck works


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:48 am 

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Over $2000 without the motor or trailer. :shock:

Less money than a Hobie PA. Hope they can set up a Tx. dealer in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:43 am 

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SKIFFGUY wrote:
Thanks guys.... if ya have any questions... ask away :D 8)

are you going to be at any fishing show in the Houston area, say January or February? very interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:23 am 

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You can buy a gheenoe for $1k new and put an outboard on it. U can take a friend on the gheenoe and it's faster than the solo skiff.


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:58 am 
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where'd you find a Gheenoe for a $1K?


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:08 am 
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Where can you buy Gheenoe for 1k? I will buy one right now!


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:10 am 
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Yes we will be doing shows in Texas this winter. I have also been in contact with people in Texas that are getting Solo Skiffs so all you guys out there can see =)


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 Post subject: Re: Solo Skiff Yak
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:25 pm 

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Where can you buy Gheenoe for 1k? I will buy one right now!


You can buy a brand new gheenoe 15'4" highsider at any gheenoe dealer for $1,080. U will need to buy an outboard for the gheenoe just like u would need to buy an outboard for the soloskiff. U can cartop or put Tue gheenoe in the back of a pick up. It's only 120lbs and the weight capacity is 675lbs. U can easily fish two people on it. It drafts in 3-5" of water fully loaded.

This is why I went with a gheenoe. I bought mine from pack and paddle in Lafayette, la. My parents live in Lafayette. So I go back to visit them often. I pick my gheenoe up Sept 22. Will have a 9.9 Yamaha two stoke on my gheenoe. When I get it, if anyone is interested in looking at it, pm me.


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