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Old 10-22-2009, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We brought the latest skiff to the Keys for a shake down before the boat show.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX were able to catch two permit and a bonefish yesterday in windy conditions. We also had Rob Fordyce take a demo ride after XXXX trip, the rough conditions were perfect to get the full understanding of how this skiff performs. Today Diego Rouylle is fishing in the new skiff.

We will be in the Keys for the weekend if anyone would like to give it a try.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice George, boat looks killer
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I bet rob had fun.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks again George. We had a blast putting some slim on the boat. See you in Ft. Lauderdale.

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I bet rob had fun.
Yes he did. We asked him what he thought about the skiff after his ride, he just said
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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George, anyone ordered boat with a side console ?
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Is it the picture... or is the deck every so slightly convex?
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George, anyone ordered boat with a side console ?
We do not have a side console, we could build one if it was needed.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Is it the picture... or is the deck every so slightly convex?
There is a crown to the deck.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Performance

I had the great pleasure to demo the new Chittum Skiff with Capt. Will Benson on Oct. 21. I was extremly impressed with its performance. It truly is a stealth boat. It was a very windy day (appx 25 knots). I was very impressed with how smooth the ride was over the chop in the Key West channel. Normally that kind of chop pounds the crap out of you, this skiff went quite smoothly over a 2 to 3 ft. chop. Where it really demonstrated its prowess was chasing permit. We landed one bonefish and two permit that day. The first permit was a dead upwind shot. Capt. Will had to pole dead into the wind to get me the shot. I am a big guy 6'3'" 290. Will and I have been fishing together for about 10 years. I am used to the strain it takes for him to push me and his Maverik up wind. He was easily polling the Chittum up wind and completly silent with no bow wake or pressure line. With the amount of headwind we had to get as close to the fish as possible. It was only a 30 to 40 ft. cast that bagged the permit. It did not feel us coming. I really felt like the lack of any noise or pressure lines enalbled us to get close enough to the permit so that I could make a cast in that wind. A picture of the permit is on this thread. I don't think we would have caught that permit had we been in Capt. Will's Maverick. At one point we decided to see how close to a permit we could get with out spooking it. We got to within a few feet. I was very impressed with how smooth, quite, and stable the skiff was. I think Chittum has really come up with the ultimate stealth permit boat.
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