The Fishing Boat


My Fishing Boat the SkiffThe advantage of this skiff is the width and flat bottom. I can get into some real skinny water with this boat and it is very functional for this reason.

Forward on the bow is a custom deck I help design with Coarsey Fiberglass Unlimited. Basically, it is more user friendly than the factory one. I have installed two swivel bass seats to lean on while standing thus taking a little weight off the feet for us older guys and ladies.

On the deck are two dry storage compartment. I use plastic bags for my clothes and Tupperware for important stuff like phones and cameras.

Installed on the port side bow is a 24-Volt 84-pound thrust Motorguide. It is a wireless model and I can control it from any where in the boat and that is a real cool deal along with the next accessory that makes life easy.

And that item is the 8′ Powerpole I have installed and control from anywhere on the skiff. There are advantages to using a Powerpole. First it is quick. Second it is so much easier than hauling in a 15-pound anchor. The guys really take care of me at the factory and the local Dealer is awesome as well. If you have not invested in one of these for yourself, you are missing out on saving time and your back.

And most important of all is my Mercury Outboard. I have had really excellent service from Linda Skip and Justin at Gulf Coast Marine Service in Homosassa. I run a year model 2010 with 115 H.P. and quiet 4-stroke operation. The Outboard gives the 24′ Carolina Skiff all the power I need for hole shot and top end.