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#1 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

No words needed to express my excitement. Here's a pic

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Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

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#2 wademan

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

​Good luck and good hunting.  Great looking skiff.

 

​Tightlines

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#3 Bimini15

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:28 PM

Nice boat,
I can see that tarpon clearly now... :)
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#4 fshng2

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:30 PM

Sweet!



#5 MIKE*A

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:03 PM

Awesome! Congrats!

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#6 vicrider

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

That is one heck of a nice flats rig. Propped right and handled right it should launch in shallow water and skim through the skinny stuff. I always loved center consoles and had a couple but bass boats then made big changes and cc bassboats were out of the picture. For having a hard time collecting on your paycheck awhile ago you've come a long ways. Would love to fish out of that baby someday for snook and baby tarpon (4-15#s). Have fun and always stay safe. Wear a preserver when on plane and make sure others do too. We had a rule in all our tourneys. On plane, no jacket. DQ, no debate.



#7 Poopdeck

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Nice skiff! Enjoy

#8 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

Thanks guys! Still got to do a couple things before my dad is convinced we're ready... him being ultra safety conscious.
Looking forward to really learning a lot about boats and the water more, this being my first boat there is plenty of room for learning. Also, just wanted to thank everyone who helped my flies get better or even bought flies from me, that is the main reason I am lucky enough to own this skiff. Not so much the money, (which I did chip in a bit), but more showing my dad I can be determined and work hard, which I already found out how much work boats are, but that's a story for another day:)

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

Find my youtube channel in the link below

 

https://www.youtube....plkVnmuDObYCLBg


#9 mikechell

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 11:07 PM

Good looking boat.  I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as I do out of mine.  

 

ALWAYS wear your PFD when underway.  (Get an inflatable and wear it all the time is even better)

 

ALWAYS clip the safety lanyard to your body when the engine is running.

 

NEVER assume you can't fall or be knocked out of the boat.  It would suck, seeing your nice boat running off to Mexico without you.


Barbed hooks rule!

My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.

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#10 vicrider

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:04 AM

As soon as my kids were old enough to want to start using one of my boats by themselves I enrolled us all in a Coast Guard Auxiliary class. For me it was enjoyable working with them even though I already had my Coast Guard 6 passenger license. There should be those around you there and I think you'd really enjoy it. 



#11 islander727

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:46 AM

I'm checking my PMs.   I don't see the invitation.... Hmm.  



#12 Capt Bob LeMay

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

Great looking skiff... lets hope it gets lots of use.
Tight lines Bob LeMay (954) 435-5666

#13 vicente

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

I am feeling the same disappointment islander

#14 JSzymczyk

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

Please just use your head EVERY SINGLE TIME you are afloat.    Boats have a way of bringing out the imbecile in people.   Don't become a statistic, and don't be a jackass on the water. 


the gales of November remembered...


#15 Mike West

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

Congratulations on your money pit.