SK14 - Sept 2017 - Massachusetts - "Gumbo"

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SK14 - Sept 2017 - Massachusetts - "Gumbo"

Post by nkathman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:01 am

Another Bateau SK14 was launched yesterday (Sept-7-2017) on the north shore of Massachusetts. Fun little boat and handled a whole lot better than I expected, especially for having two guys at around 200lbs each.

Here's a video of the maiden voyage: https://vimeo.com/232981714
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Edit: Misspelled Bateau! Had to fix that...
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Re: SK14 - Sept 2017 - Massachusetts - "Gumbo"

Post by pee wee » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:30 am

That turned out nicely, great job!
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Post by Jeff » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:02 am

nkathman, Really nice job!!! What horsepower motor?? Jeff

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Post by nkathman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:09 pm

Jeff wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:02 am
nkathman, Really nice job!!! What horsepower motor?? Jeff
Tohatsu 8HP. Haven't pushed it solo yet but was able to get 16 knots with 2 people yesterday in flat water.

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Post by Bogieman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Very nice job! Enjoyed the video too.

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Post by Jeff » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:28 pm

That is really good results with two men on it from a 8HP Tohatsu!! Really well built SK14!! Jeff

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Re: SK14 - Sept 2017 - Massachusetts - "Gumbo"

Post by DaveZ » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:58 pm

Wow. You've just convinced me to have a go at building one of these. I was not sure how stable they would be but it looks pretty good in the video. Nice work.

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Re: SK14 - Sept 2017 - Massachusetts - "Gumbo"

Post by Rmarsh » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 am

Great Job. Already catching fish I see. :?
Looks like it would be so easy to launch from almost anywhere.
How difficult to load and unload from you truck to the water? Do you detach the outboard?

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Post by snook » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:40 pm

sweet build and fly fishing? i'm your friend now. thank you, 😂
really nice work.

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Post by nkathman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Rmarsh wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 am
How difficult to load and unload from you truck to the water? Do you detach the outboard?
TBD. Getting it into and out of the truck bed with the extender is easy. I use a beach cart to get it close, then lift it onto the rail with a pad over it and slide it in. I then put the engine on top of it. When I take it in and out I take the engine off just to make it more manageable.

The last time I launched it I just backed up to a boat ramp, stood in maybe 6" of water, and slid it right into the water and put the engine on it there. Was pretty simple.

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