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Re: DIY-push pole
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 02:46:34 PM »
Hey Rusty Hook, are you building a Tolman Skiff ? Or have you built a boat?

Just curious,

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Re: DIY-push pole
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 12:51:33 PM »
hav'nt built any Tolmans yet!!! -i build small skiffs ,tunnel hulls ,,, a few commercial fishing boats years ago - now just flats skiffs ,plywood on cypress frame,, what are the size range of Tolmans  ,thank you  -rhook

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Re: DIY-push pole
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 02:36:24 PM »

Why go to all the trouble of building a wooden boat and then laden it with plastic bits?  I got this design out of an old WoodenBoat....easy to build...pushes as well as pulls, lead plug in handle so it floats straight up and down with 12" showing, does not bang up the skiff when using it and looks the business.....save the dowels for the closet and the plastic bits for your next Boston Whaler.  Bruce

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Re: DIY-push pole
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 08:10:32 PM »

It's the metal tips v. epoxy/wood boats that I can't quite square up in my mind...

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Re: DIY-push pole
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 07:08:26 PM »
hav'nt built any Tolmans yet!!! -i build small skiffs ,tunnel hulls ,,, a few commercial fishing boats years ago - now just flats skiffs ,plywood on cypress frame,, what are the size range of Tolmans  ,thank you  -rhook

Good looking flats boat.

Tolmans are 18 to 24 feet long. One guy apparently did a regular tolman then cut the sides down in order to make it more flats friendly.

I have been thinking about doing a standard (i.e. 18 feet, no chine) with a poling platform. The problem with regular flats boats around here (cape cod) is that they are way too flat for 90% of the afternoons when we get about 1-2 feet of chop. I was in a 17 ft. action craft a few years ago chasing late season bonito and sure enough the wind blew up and we had to slog back 6 miles at 10 mph because any faster and we would have gone airborne.

The other problem with flats fishing around here is that stripers are all gone... (at least from the flats).
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