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Who Makes A Nice 12' Skiff?

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I'm looking for something a little bigger than my

 

I love my 8' BassBaby but am looking for something with just a little more room. But not as big as my old 14' standard aluminum jonboat.

 

I'm picturing something like a 12' Carolina Skiff, except I don't think they make them that short. I want to sit down inside and not up on a casting platform, and have just enough room to walk around the seat and go back a step or two to additional stowed gear. I would still need a small platform up front to mount a foot controlled trolling motor.

 

Any ideas? An older model is fine provided I can keep an eye on craigslist and find one sooner or later.

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Keep em coming. I think I prefer a flat bottom, or maybe an old-school tri-hull like the old fiberlglass Gamefishers

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My neighbor in DC is selling a 13' Boston Whaler with a 40 horse Merc on it. This boat flies (close to 40mph, which is scary fast on a boat that size.) It's basically a skiff.

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I like the looks of the Pro Strike 120 although it isn't exactly what I want. Those fixed seats and the livewell clash with what I'd like to achieve.

 

Price - up to 1,750 for boat

 

Not aluminum

 

Will be trolling motor only, deck mounted with foot control

 

12' max

 

Right now a Carolina Skiff J12 is frontrunner due to the open interior design and the front deck layout.

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This might be completely off base, but... What about an older Coleman Crawdad? Those things are light and pretty wide open. I believe they're about 11' and made of RamX. And you could score one for far less than $1750.

 

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Yeah, that Coleman Crawdad could work. CLose to what I was thinking. Is that front seat adjustable to where I could slide it a little bit to the rear?

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Yeah, that Coleman Crawdad could work. CLose to what I was thinking. Is that front seat adjustable to where I could slide it a little bit to the rear?

Not sure, I've never owned one. I do have an old Coleman canoe that is constructed similarly, and you can move the seats and supports easily. 

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12 foot Carolina Skiff's are common around here. My friend has one with the deck of a 14 footer. Its a great little boat

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