I ordered a 15" prop. I think it will get me a little quicker top speed while maintaining some holeshot. I will be doing some freedive spearfishing off this with another guy and we'll have lots of gear- and hopefully fish on board. Need to get on plane quick. We'll see. I'll post results once its on.
Hobie Power Skiff
Posted February 17 2010 - 12:32 PM
Nice looking boat on Sarasota, FL craigslist.
The description says $1,800, includes trailer, GPS, and 48 hp motor.
Posted February 17 2010 - 2:30 PM
Great Find Doyle , when are you gonna join us ? You must need a great little boat . that's a deal !
Posted February 20 2010 - 2:23 AM
im looking for the rails for a 15ft hobie power skiff......
im almost done with the make over.. have lil more to go...
Posted February 20 2010 - 12:31 PM
ebay buys 2 hobie power skiffs the one with the tow is listed at $3,500, the other hobie has a buy it now price of $2850 and one 24' clark craft center console wooden hull (need to be finished starting bid $750)
Posted February 20 2010 - 12:51 PM
got the bow rail... needs lil work.. back 2 mounts are broke off.. and the nose of the rail was folded.... but i can work with it...
Posted February 20 2010 - 1:02 PM
i also sent a email to razor boats about buying a new rail.. ill let you know when i here something back from them...
Posted February 20 2010 - 2:16 PM
Riptide, Have you removed the rail? If so did the nuts or whatever is inside the boat stay in place to be able to put the rail back? I'm hoping to get mine inside soon and would like to remove the rails to sand and paint. I'm concerned the fasteners will fall away and be gone forever. Thanks for any info you can offer.
Posted February 20 2010 - 2:19 PM
Forgot to ask if you could put any pics of your redo up for us??? thanks again, CR
Posted February 20 2010 - 5:37 PM
there are metal plates running through the fiber glass where the rails mount up. youll need self tapping bolts to install the rail.. ill let you no how i make out when i put mine on..
i never took pics from very start.. but ill get some on here...
Posted February 22 2010 - 10:53 PM
razor boats will sell the bow rail for $275.00 picked up.. they wont ship them anywhere...good price if you live local.. sucks for me..
Posted February 27 2010 - 10:16 AM
First off I can't believe how long this thread is. Here is a 1985 Hobie that I got "Free" and re-did. I think I put about $300 in it, plus the motor. It was bottom painted and once I removed the paint I found a patch that needed to be re-done. The finish was badly chalking so I decided to give it the camo paint job.
I did this "recondition" in Spring of 2005, prior to this thread.
It was a nice riding boat, but kinda "tippy" while fishing in any chop.
Posted March 01 2010 - 10:49 AM
Md, I like the way that you set up your boat. You definitely have a nice amount of room for fishing, and don't have to worry about the console taking up any space. I really like it. The paint job isn't my cup of tea, but it must be great for duck hunting.
By the way, has anyone here heard of Calibogie Boats? I saw on a site from Baja there was a discussion about them, and one of the guys said that these boats were based on the Hobie Power Skiff. I did a quick search, and they do indeed look a lot like the HPS. Their specs are pretty similar as well.
Posted March 05 2010 - 10:08 AM
I just found this gem on eBay. 1999 Hobie Power Flats Skiff, with a 60 hp Yamaha, poling platform, and Stiffy Push Pole. Asking price is $5,500. Located in Roanoke, VA.
I'm thinking of selling my 20' Robalo, and if this boat is still available when/if I do, I'm going to seriously consider buying it. I love this look.