18' Lake Skiff

  

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Completed 18’ center console lake skiff.

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With a quiet fuel efficient four stroke motor, and 12 gallon gas tank in the center console, this boat can cruise all day on just a few gallons of gas.

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New Yamaha F60EFI 60 horsepower electronic fuel injection four stroke motor with stainless steel propeller and hydraulic steering.

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The boat handles great and planes out very quickly at 12 knots.

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Top speed is about 31 knots (about 38 MPH).

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The captains chair is very comfortable and stable. Due to careful planning and measurement it is the perfect distance from the console.

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I can very comfortably cruise with one hand on the steering and one hand on the binnacle without having to lean forward.

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Plenty of storage for lines and fenders under the forward seat.

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Forward floorboards, removable in 3 sections.

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This project took approximately 1 year and 3 months, working 2 -3 nights and 1 day on the weekends almost every week. I did almost all of the work myself with exceptions like needing help turning the boat over, getting it on the trailer and a few other things. That’s me (JK) very proud of my boat.

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First time in the water and it didn't sink, YAHOO!