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Old 04-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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do you guys think that a twin vee hull would make a decent flounder rig? im talkig 14ft and under. and whats your reasons why it would or wouldnt make a good rig?
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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I'm new to the gigging by boat method and I've gathered an opinion on what matters when doing it. When your boat comes upon a Flounder, make sure you have enough light to see it and not drive by and never see it, be sitting on the bow and be able to control your TM up front so you can manuever around and between the docks, and I think having a wider bow is the key! The bow gets pretty small at night in the dark, and it probablly would be a good boat to use because chances are the bow is going to allow you to be up front, as to the turning on a dime when you get into some stumps or rubble, I don't know about a boat such as a cat. It might take more thinking to get it to move around like you might need it to and that could distract you from thinking about the Flounder that just went by. I say, make sure you have a generator and run Halogen lights and sit up front! That's my goal! There are some pretty smart guys that have it down to a science on this forum, and they always are posting pics of Flatties! Who knows, that might be a good boat you are talking about. How wide is it across the bow? Some of those fish are in some tight spots..........

Good Luck! Keep in mind, I'm new at this.........
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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i think the bow is about 5'10"
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Post a picture or a link so we can see what you are talking about.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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here ya go.
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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That should be a great little gig boat! I'd put a deck on the front first thing.

Have you bought it yet? I saw it on Craig's list the other day.
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What kind of draft are you getting in that? Just remember that probably half the fish you see will be in a foot of water or less. Just looking at the view of the front makes it seem like it would sit kind of deep, but I'm definately not an expert when it comes to cats.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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no i havn't bought it yet, i was waiting to see what you guys thought. i like the boat but its too short for anything other than gigging.
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PaleRed (4/18/2008)What kind of draft are you getting in that? Just remember that probably half the fish you see will be in a foot of water or less. Just looking at the view of the front makes it seem like it would sit kind of deep, but I'm definately not an expert when it comes to cats.
Twin Vee website says approx. 8", but I bet that is a bit "optimistic". I'd plan on 10". Especially with a boat that small, weight distribution will be very important. You'd just have to experiment, and move some stuff around (batts, gas tank, etc.) until you got it right. 10" should be OK 95% of the time. Heck you need about that much for a trolling motor. Shallower than that is poling territory! Yeah a jon boat or skiff would be better (usually 6" or less) for gigging, but the cat's ride in chop will be MUCH better......there isALWAYS a trade off!
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:39 AM   #10
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is the trade off worth it? or do you think i should look for a skiff or jon boat? and is there any benefit to having a jon vs a skiff or vice versa?
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