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    Default Sabine Versatile skiff build

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    My ongoing build of Sabine Versatile. This was the most ideal boat I could find for the shallow and often oyster filled northern gulf where I live now (also moonlighting as transportation for duck hunting central and south Louisiana). Several people expressed interest in this boat so here it is.

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    Tohatsu 60hp
    "The best things in life make you sweaty"
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    Wow! What a labor of love. I look forward to the results.

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    Wow! that's all I got. Wow! Very pretty

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    Sweet looking rig! Look forward to the finished product!

    Whereabouts are you in SWLA?
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    Looks good!

    Haven't gotten a good look at the bottom of one before, id imagine they'll be adding strakes to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunwannabe View Post
    Sweet looking rig! Look forward to the finished product!

    Whereabouts are you in SWLA?
    Fort Polk, my free time is Toledo Bend or Sabine NWR. Once I get this boat delivered will spend more time on upper Texas coast
    "The best things in life make you sweaty"
    - Edgar Allen Poe

    “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us...”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernWake View Post
    Looks good!

    Haven't gotten a good look at the bottom of one before, id imagine they'll be adding strakes to it?


    No, I discussed this with a guide that runs one and noted it has minimal slide in turns and with the tabs they are not needed. This boat is designed to be slid over very shallow bars and flats of the Texas coast.

    This was my one hesitation but in discussions with others and the owner I was reassured with the performance of the running surface.
    "The best things in life make you sweaty"
    - Edgar Allen Poe

    “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us...”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

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    Hydraulic jackplate and that thing ought to get super skinny!
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    How heavy are they? Cool boats
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    Very nice group of guys and awesome boats. The attention to detail is remarkable with them. From the layout to the cushion work, first class! Congrats Dawhoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by fowlshot View Post
    How heavy are they? Cool boats
    Little over 600 lb hull.

    Compare that to a Beavertail mosquito which is similar in size is about 540 lbs, a Caron fiber Chittum is about 350lbs.
    "The best things in life make you sweaty"
    - Edgar Allen Poe

    “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us...”
    ― Henry David Thoreau

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    Dawhoo, you will rule Kieth lake in that thing! Ducks beware!

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