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In Reply to: how are the carolina skiffs out on open water? posted by jofa on February 13, 2005 at 14:01:21:
You will get wet in the small Carolina (the J-16). The sides are low; Carolina make another 16' boat with much higher sides, and it is rated for a larger engine.
We have found our 21' DLX to be very dry. Being a flat bottomed boat, it is a rougher ride than a v-hull design. However, the trade off is that we can trim the motor up and putt-putt into less than a foot of water. You can also pole into very skinny water (6-8", or so, depending on load). This is our kind of fishing, so blasting 20 miles offshore in a rough chop is not a priority.
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