Florida Skiff Challenge

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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by Eric1 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:07 am

Seems the organizers only want to promote turn key rigs they can get advertising dollars from. Just my 2 cents. The cool thing is you can show up anyway (free country) and run right with them. Wouldn't it be great to see a Bateau skiff beat them! 8)

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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:47 am

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I bet, that when pressed, they will claim that home builds don't have to meet the same regulations around positive buoyancy, hull thickness and safety which means home builds have an unfair advantage. I'd then call BS and show that a skiff from BBC built to design specs actually meets the regulations. Then, if they still refuse entry, we call them names.
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There is no hull thickness standard but if there was, my hulls are thicker thanks to the ply core.
Several of my designs could do very well and probably win that race: they are stronger and lighter (=more range) and they run smooth.
One of my Pangas would be perfect because they can run at semi-planing speeds.
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by Walkers Run » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:46 am

Panga would be my first choice.
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by Fuzz » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:48 pm

First post said boats up to 18 foot and 70hp max. So what would be the best choice? OD-18?

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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:44 pm

Yes, that 18' limit does not allow the smallest Panga.
FS17 is good seaworthy boat too.
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by glossieblack » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:11 pm

If I wanted to win the challenge in a Bateau2 boat no longer that 18', I'd go with 10% scaled down Magnusta 20, inboard diesel version. :D
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by Jaysen » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:55 pm

I was thinking of emotor and generator (no bats) with 3speed CV trans (I think I found a marine version last week). Higher rpm/torque with less motor issues. The generator would be running at a pretty constant rate making fuel consumption super predictable. You'd need water cooling for motor but that's already done so no magic there.

I wonder if it has to be a tiller motor? That would make things more interesting and rule out current emotor solutions.
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:03 pm

The weather of the skiff event this year was horrible. I know, I canceled an unrelated offshore grouper trip. 25 kts winds.
Any of the flat bottom skiffs on here and production boats can't compete in that type of conditions. Too slow.
I think a PH16 or PH18 built light with the right crew could compete.
A hard core crew would be a must...
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by TomW1 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Cracker Larry's OD18 will be a perfect boat for this if I can get the right co-pilot to go with me. With a 40 gallon gas tank we should have a nice advantage. Oh well just a thought for the future.
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Re: Florida Skiff Challenge

Post by silentneko » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:43 am

I think you guys missed the rules of the challenge. It's supposed to be an unmodified hull between 17-18ft, powered by no more then a 70hp outboard, and can carry no more then 22 gallons of fuel. Of the hulls here the FS17 would be the best I think.
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