Holland 14 skiff??
Posted August 30 2011 - 9:02 PM
I have seen two of the Holland 14's - one center console, and one for tiller steering - but have never been in the water in one. I find the craft appealing.
Anyone out there using one? Is so, I would really like your feedback along with thoughts about interior arrangement since Holland builds to order.
I hope to hear from actual owners or past owners rather than persons with no experience in this boat.
Posted September 04 2011 - 8:33 PM
Oh well I bit the bullet and committed to buying a 4 year old one that has been setting idle. I will post pics and report on performance after I pick it up mid-week.
Posted September 04 2011 - 9:42 PM
Posted September 05 2011 - 6:56 AM
Dirty and a bit weathered, never registered, never in the water.
Posted September 05 2011 - 11:50 AM
Posted September 16 2011 - 10:41 AM
Any follow-up posts or pictures on the holland 14? I'm thinking about ordering one from the shop.
Posted September 16 2011 - 3:23 PM
Have to reconfigure my trailer for better fit first. Will run a Nissan 20 on it.
Love the lines and have great expectations re: performance.[img=[IMG]http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2197871/width/600/height/450][img=[IMG]http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2197906/width/525/height/700]
Posted September 17 2011 - 11:40 AM
Thats a really nice looking clean boat. I'd be interested to let me know how she rides and whether its a dry ride.
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Posted September 27 2011 - 8:06 AM
Any more infor or pics on the holland 14 would be great. Thanks.
Posted September 29 2011 - 5:33 PM
My motor ran terribly the first trip - brought it home, changed plugs and dosed it with Seafoam after a 10 min run. Second trip the motor was much improved, but not perfect, so I was reluctant to take downstream, instead ran upstream against a hard outgoing tide.
I really am impressed with the boat, but need more time to really get the whole picture. So far, no spray issues, but I haven't exposed it to much of a chop - yet.
Ran it lightly loaded with only myself aboard. Achieved 22.5 mph average of an upstream and a downstream full throttle run over the same track, measured with my old Garmin GPS-12!
Hope to give another workout on Sunday.
Posted October 02 2011 - 9:01 PM
Hope you were able to get out again without any motor trouble. Any more info or feedback that you come across would be great. thanks
Posted October 03 2011 - 5:07 AM
Gibby21 - I live in Biddeford and would gladly let you inspect my boat if you care to before ordering one. It is 1/2 mile from my house to a boat launch on the Saco River if conditions allowed an on-the-water test.
PM me for an address and to schedule a time. There has been no frost here yet, but I will most likely put it away for the season by the end of the month.
Posted October 03 2011 - 4:21 PM
Thanks for the offer, and i would have definetly taken up your invite, but unfortunately, i live in nj. It would be tough for me to get up there. I would, however, hope that you can update me and us with more pictures, and feedback on the boat once you are able to take her out more. Thanks again GBcapt.
Posted October 13 2011 - 5:13 AM
With three adults on board, top end speed dropped about 1.5 mph, but still very acceptable performance!
Very Pleased overall![img=[IMG]http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2346497/width/525/height/700]