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Our saltwater fishing boat.

Posted on December 6th, 2015

When I’m in southwest Florida you see lot’s of my fish postings, but not the boat I fish from. Our Florida boat is a “rebuilt” 19’6″ Dolphin that Aldo Nava had used for a few years to guide on the Niagara River. When it came time for him to update his boat I asked him if I could take his old one and he kindly agreed. We worked on it together and re-guild it form the hull-up.

boat

Today it’s a solid fiberglass boat with state-of-the-art buoyancy billets for built-in flotation, it has a 2 1/2″ thick solid transom, and has been designed to be self-bailing.  The boat can be fished in water as shallow as .8″ when we fish the mangroves for snook & redfish and it handles extremely well when we run 20+ miles off-shore into the Gulf to fish. It has a deep-V and a “flared-flange” built into the gunwales which deflects any wave-water down, not in the boat. So, when you see all those fish images now you know what boat I am fishing out of . By they way, it’s powered by a Yamaha, 4-stroke, 115hp outboard and will shortly be equipped with a Raymarine HybridTouch and marine radio!

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