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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 20' Standard or Widebody?
« Last post by Lyle on December 02, 2016, 05:58:45 AM »
Tony,
 Are you going to use the garage for winter storage only or year round place to keep the skiff?

Definitely build the largest skiff you can.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Winter Storage- Trying Something New Again
« Last post by Lyle on December 02, 2016, 05:46:58 AM »
Cool. Hmmm. Maybe I can fit her under my carport. I'll have to measure.

Thanks for potentially a new project

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GD,
 If you don't need to move it around in storage, you can get it pretty low. Used to lay the 4" pipe right on the ground. Might need to remove lower unit to slide it off the trailer, but that keeps you current on your maintenance.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 20' Standard or Widebody?
« Last post by yooper52 on December 02, 2016, 05:23:31 AM »
I built my standard to 21 feet. Changed a roller trailer from a 19 foot boat to long bunks and added a 32 inch fold away extension on the front. It fits in a 24 foot garage. Only about 4 inches to spare of width going in and out the garage doorway so a widebody would be a problem. My hull has reverse chines instead of auxiliary spray rails. With a 30 hp Mercury 4 stroke it planes easily so you can't tell a transition.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Console is finally Finished (probably)
« Last post by jim shula on December 02, 2016, 04:42:20 AM »
Dave, did you fabricate the windscreen yourself? 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 20' Standard or Widebody?
« Last post by backatit on December 01, 2016, 01:38:56 PM »
Thanks Kent and Dave.  I do appreciate the reply. 

A follow up question am I missing in the Book what measurements I use, or adjust to, if I build a 20' wide body.  Do I just deduct 16" off the figures given?

Tony

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Console is finally Finished (probably)
« Last post by Dave B on December 01, 2016, 12:28:21 PM »
Jim,

When I'm up and running I always stand, but when trolling I either stand or perch on the seat. I specifically designed the helm seat to double as a seat or leaning post. The trick is to get the distance just right between the seat and wheel.  I mocked it up to assure it fit me.



Since the seat needs to be a bit high to double as a leaning post, it means that even my long legs wouldn't touch the deck so I also added a foot rest.



I didn't want the space inside the seat pedestal to go to waste, so I made it my tackle storage.



I'm 6-2 and when standing, the top of the wind screen comes about to my chin and it's just below the grab rail. It's not easy to see in this photo but you can make it out if you look close. Note that the top is curved and not straight across - purely aesthetics.



The main body of the wind screen is straight up and plumb with the forward face of the console.



I debated a lot with myself on how to treat the top edge. Leave it straight, or bend it forward or aft?  I was in uncharted waters here and finally just guessed that if I went forward that I could keep it low enough to see over, and yet the wind would curl up and over my head.



Sometimes you just get lucky and it works like a charm.

Long answers to short questions.


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 60hp Etec vs 70hp Yamaha
« Last post by Lyle on December 01, 2016, 11:14:56 AM »
Sounds like the 60 is the right one.

you could always install this :-\

http://www.magnumtuning.com/en/detail/dyno-boost-boat-performance-chip/evinrude/e-tec-60
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Console is finally Finished (probably)
« Last post by jim shula on December 01, 2016, 11:04:26 AM »
Dave, do you drive the boat while standing?  If so, is your head above the top of the windshield?  Does the windshield have a rearward rake to it or it it plumb?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 60hp Etec vs 70hp Yamaha
« Last post by jim shula on December 01, 2016, 11:01:42 AM »
Lyle,

In pure dollars, it would cost almost $2k more for the Yamaha plus the lost networking opportunities for not buying from Portland Yacht Services, who host the boat show you came up for a couple years ago.  On top of that, they are the closest, most convenient dealer to me.  They only deal in Evinrude and Suzuki though.  I don't care so much for top end speed, 25 mph would be okay, and I'm thinking the 60hp etec would outperform the 70 Yamaha 4 stroke in getting up on plane. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: 20' Standard or Widebody?
« Last post by Dave B on December 01, 2016, 10:47:37 AM »
Tony,

My Widebody (built per the 21'4" plans but actually measures out at 21'8" - go figure), is right at 27' overall sitting on the trailer. That's with the main in the tilted up position so you'd gain a few inches if you left it down. I have to say, however, that my trailer seems a little short and I wish I had another foot or two on the tongue to help with launching.

Bottom line is that it all depends your trailer, but you could always put one of the fold-back tongues on the trailer. If that's done you should have plenty of room. I personally wouldn't even consider a Standard if the Widebody will fit.


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