Jump to content
Kype

carolina skiff?

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

has anyone ever owned a carolina skiff? or been on/fished from one? i may have an oppurtunity to buy one for  a good deal but i have never fished from on. this one would be a center console boat 16 feet

are they ocean worthy? or just bays and lakes? 

thanks!

Edited by Kype

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What version? I have a basic j16 with 25hp tiller and love it but I’d never go in the ocean with it. The higher priced models are seaworthy.

as a Carolina skiff owner I’ll say this- they are great for a utiltity boat. The higher end version I don’t think are worth the money 

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are hundreds of them down on the eastern shore of Virginia. I have fished from them and they are a good vessel on the back bay and on tidal rivers. Never been fishing on one in the ocean. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rent a 21ft with a 90 Yamaha every year in Hatteras for the last five years. They’re great in the sound, can sneak into some super shallow water and have a ton of deck space. Would definitely not take it into the ocean even on a nice day, we’ve gotten tossed around by ferry wakes more than a few times. They’re easy to run, get up on plane quickly and don’t need a ton of power to move. 

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...