Friday, November 30, 2012

Sidewinder Skiff Restoration

There's a great thread right now on the Florida Sportsman boating forum detailing the restoration of a 1979 Sidwinder flats skiff.  These hulls were originally built as race boats and then heavily modified by their owners to function as poling skiffs.  These Sidewinder designs eventually went into production as the Shipoke, a very popular boat for the Keys guides in the early 1970s and recently brought back into production.  You can follow the thread here.  The owner of this skiff has a lot of talent to underatake a project like this.