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Some bass from the 1st fishing trip, I stood in the back, because I am clumsy. I let my friend deal with the trolling motor all day. Knowing me, i would have tripped over the footcontrol and splashdown..
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So far this boat will only run 7mph with the 2009 Tohatsu 9.8 4stroke motor loaded with 2 guys and some light gear, 3 gallons of fuel. I figure it should at least run 12mph as my tinboat that was decked went pretty quick.

I added a TH Marine Mini Jacker - Jack plate thinking that would help some, but it didnt.
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I had mounted 2 halogen automotive fog lamps to a section of 2x4 wood and wired it to a 12 volt outlet plug and took it with us one evening, knowing that we usually stay out until dark. We were able to stay and fish are little area longer and these lights were perfect for running back to the boat ramp in the pitch dark.

I have ordered some LEDs from superbrightled.com and going to make a removable LED bar with UV Blacklight and Blue lights for night fishing.
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cyberflexx wrote:
sixgun86 wrote:I may have water in the floor.. how do i get it out?

The problem was Cskiff didn't and still hasn't designed a way to drain the boat. Each stringer creates a sealed off section so water can be trapped. Easiest way to determine is your hull is water logged aside from the weight would be to put pressure along an existing hole and look for water to come up.

Some guys add drain plugs in ea. corner, or small holes and reseal, in the transom between the floor and the bottom of the boat, low as possible, and tilt the bow so the boat can drain. This could take a very long time and usually won't get it all out. I did this and it slowly seeped for days. Some use a vacuum with shocking results. Others remove everything off the boat, re-seal each screw that is penetrating the floor with 5200, then drill a line up either side the boat inside along the gunwale on the floor to drain each section that is closed off by the stringers running port to starboard. Usually 6-8" apart. Then tip the boat on it's side. This will drain the boat in a couple days entirely. Then re-seal ea. hole with glass or 5200.

If you go to the C-Skiff forum you will be able to see how it was done. It's bit of a touchy subject there... There have been brand new boats that had gallons in the floor that would have been completely trapped if it weren't for the owner coming up with a way to drain the floor. There is no way to know the extent of the problem until you have access to drain each closed off section. One guy actually came up with his own drill bit that will the entire length of the floor. Dangerous, but effective.

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I think i read something like that on carolinaskiffowner.com I became a member there a couple months ago. I didnt think they were that friendly and it took a day for someone to even reply to a post. I dont go there much anymore. I do have a website sticker on transom of the boat though, that they sent me.

I wonder if there is water trapped in the hull as to why it wont plane out. I dont want to undo all the work I had done to tip it on its side. I saw a picture of how the stringers were made and a drill from the transom all the way through to half way would be the easiest way, then I could tip the boat up at an angle to drain. But all that work for not knowing for sure if that's the problem is one thing to gamble with too..
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Nice looking rig :beer:
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Thanks!..

About the possible water in the hull, I am going to try something in the next few weeks.

I am going to pull out the bench/storage box that runs down the side of the floor, it is attached with 8 screws and very solid. After I remove the bench, i am going to drill a couple 1.5 inch holes in the floor and check for water and pump it out with a shop vac. I will then fill the holes with fiberglass and sand smooth and put the bench back.

I dont know if there is water in there or not though..
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what happend ? was there any water in it ?