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Old 07-09-2006, 06:22 PM
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Any of you guys know anything about these boats. We just finished restoring a 15 with a 50hrs. Otis, Shane Epeek you will see her out there boming around soon!!! Its all uellow with a white interior/inside.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:11 PM
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i remember wanting one in the early 80s.
I was 13-14, like you.
Its a cool little boat.
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I had one that was totally custom: Side console, rear bench seat with live well, forward casting platform, poling platform etc. Great flats boat, drew NO water.. Had a Johnrude 60 on it, never clocked it but it pushed a 23 pitch prop right up to 5600 RPM's all day.. Fun fun boat.. I spotted it recently in the Keys.. Worse for the wear , but the owner will not part with it...
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:53 AM
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Thanks Guys!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:50 AM
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Tough boat! Mfg said could be lifted by railing!
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I drove one years ago. If I recall, the one i drove had a 70 horse Tohatsu motor. I was pretty surprised how well it handled big water. We went through some pretty snotty stuff.
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Ran one when I was 13 out on the Pacific. Handled the bigger water very well. I miss that boat
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Damn if one of these didn't pass by me today.. Hull looks a LOT like the hobie...

The only boat I ever regretted selling.. Flats it, back countried it, even offshore'd it a few times.. Damn boat caught more fish than all the others I have owned combined...
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