Hobie Power Skiff
Posted January 31 2006 - 10:32 AM
have any of you ever owned or fished from one? i may ask the owner if he'd be willing to sell the boat. it's got faded paint, and old engine, and a pretty old trailer, but with a little work and a new engine, it could be a great boat.
the one thing that i'm not crazy about is the seating area, since you have to step over the one small wall thing to stand or sit behind the wheel. other than that, i think that it would be a great boat for the bay behind my house, or even just off the beach on nicer days. i have a three-year-old daughter that wants to go fishing, and i need something that has a bit of depth in the cockpit. the hobie power skiff looks like it would work.
Posted February 08 2006 - 9:58 PM
I have seen some for sale and considered a purchase.
It is a great looking skiff, sheerline and all.
And yes it does have a wacky seat/console.
There is one in my marina on the Shrewsbury that has been sitting in its dry slip for a hell of a long time (2-3 seasons) without use.
I can leave a note for the owner, or ask at the office, if they are interested in selling it.
Posted February 09 2006 - 10:03 AM
Posted February 12 2006 - 10:36 PM
Love to help out a family guy, cause I am one.
Let me know what you do!
Put some good juice on the back of that sucka'
Posted April 12 2006 - 10:02 PM
Mccain is weak, lame and a poor choice for President-JimP
Posted April 13 2006 - 7:50 AM
Originally Posted by Triet
There was a great article about them in Sportfishing about 10 years ago. Doug Oleander was big on them. I looked real hard for one for a few months, then I realized that it was a really little boat and came to my senses. I suppose that it would be nice if you wanted to run 20 miles out, by yourself, carrying as little gear as possible, every week
While you're at it, maybe you can tow me out in my kayak and drop me off. No need to worry about me either, I'll find a way back on my own
I'll take God and guns, you can keep Obama.
Posted April 14 2006 - 8:28 AM
here's one of the only pictures that i can find online:
Posted June 18 2006 - 7:46 AM
When I got it I thought it was pricy and asked a friend who had sold them a few years previously about them. His response was that if he wanted a boat that size thatâ€™s the only one heâ€™d consider for high quality. My only misgiving at the time of purchase was there were no cleats or rod holders included.
Right now there is a 50HP Etech which can push it around 35 with my overweight body on board and it uses about a gallon per trip on average.
Posted June 19 2006 - 7:52 AM
Anyway, I've found a couple of more pictures of the Hobie Power Skiffs. Some have a typical cooler seat, but in the one picture you can see the goofy console that a lot of the Power Skiffs came with. You have to step over a bench in order to sit down, and the console itself is more of a semi-circle than a square.
Posted June 19 2006 - 8:01 AM
anyway, here's another picture where you can see the console from the front. this boat is actually for sale (or was in the fall) in NJ. i received an email from the guy that was selling it. it is now a bright green, and has been completely overhauled according to the owner. if anyone is interested in it, PM me, and i'll see if i can find his email address for you.
Posted June 19 2006 - 3:04 PM
Posted August 04 2006 - 9:05 PM