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02-17-2003, 06:51 AM
will a 17' Carolina Skiff with a 60 hp motor with tilt and trim actually fish? Will it make it in those knee-deep creeks? Thnx

02-18-2003, 05:55 AM
I have an old Carolina Skiff thats 18 feet long. I run two bait wells on it with a total of three batteries and a 90 horse merc on the back. I will float in about 10 inches of water with the motor at full up. I use an old 74lb thrust minnkota as a trolling motor and have found very few places that fish get that I can't. Keep in mind additional people may lower you in the water but mine with two people does the above.

02-18-2003, 04:14 PM
I think you posted on RDT as well.. If you are going to Hatteras with that boat. It will work fine,and can draft 14 inches it won't matter.. Meaning:use common sense,the Pamlico has some spots out there that muddy or stained water will hide from the naked eye,and you could be left high and dry... ;)