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).