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Microskiff dealer in Tampa Area?

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I'm looking for a microskiff (Venganza, Dragonfly, Hellsbay, Mitzi,etc.) used in the Tampa area. Want to go small. Something that fits in the garage, maybe has a polling platform. I already have an offshore boat and kayak, etc. Not looking to spend endless $$. Is there a dealer around that specializes in these? No Ghenos...Thnx.

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The same builder that started making the Mitzi also makes a Soloskiff. Might want to take a look at it. Good price. Also the Shadowcast 16 by Ankona Boats is really worth looking at.Just do a Google search for any of those boats and they will usually give you the nearest dealer.March 1,2, and 3 is the Outdoor Expo that should have lots of boats.

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Talk to Paul at Family Boating center he sells Hewes, Maverick,Ranger also has used boats. Try and talk with Paul the owner 7806 Anderson Road,Tampa Fl 33634813-884-1395www.familyboatingcenters.com Joe Raimondo

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You might want to check out the Pelican Ambush:http://www.pelicanflatsboats.com/It's built near Tampa, is 13', and uses a 6hp. Some have used a 9.9hp, but it's only rated for a 6hp. Great little hull that self bails.

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You might want to look at the HPX series you can find them use around the Tampa area or like HPX18 said go see the guys at FBC. I love my HPX 18.

Awesome boat Capt! Do you have the original style or the "V"?

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post-75708-14121221447951_thumb.jpgI know you said no gheenoes, why? I love my LT 25 custom gheenoe. I think for the money it's the perfect micro-skiff. It has a lot of features, 18HR Tahatsu 4stroke, hydraulic jack plate, rear deck w/2 hatches for storage, side console, casting deck, bilge pump, nav. lights, custom trolling motor mount and pre-wired to battery in back hatch. Sea Dek on floor for non-slip.

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I have the old style HPX 18. It has more room on the bow and is a little more stable for fishing Tarpon on fly and it floats in 8 in of water to chase redfish around. It is the best overall skiff in its class.

I do like the "V" version BUT I still prefer the one you have for just the reasons you mentioned! I have fished from your version a couple times and I swear I will have one someday.. I see them pop up every once in a while around 13-15k loaded!

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I recommend checking out Shipoke boats. They are located here in the Tampa area and make some really nice stuff.

I have not fished from one but I detailed one about a year ago and it was a nice skiff for sure.

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wow how much does a gheenoe like that run if you dont mind me asking and what is the weight cap.

New and loaded they will run between 12-15k! But you can find one like Kenny (snookfever) had around 5-8k used... Kenny's ride was super sick! Not sure about weight capacity but I would imagine somewhere around 6-800lbs max

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