Feb 4th 2010
All this talk about mother ship lately has been quite interesting. I’ve always love the concept. All those hours studying google maps wanting to explore these remote places. Yet they are long runs and narrow creeks you can’t get into to. The mothership concept solves most of these issues.
Staying on tangent, I got an email from Mark at DragonFly boatworks about a pretty cool mother ship contraption for skiffs. It’s a pretty nice way to carry a kayak or a canoe with you. Places that even a skiff can not get through. You know, narrow mangrove tunnels, no motor zones. Mark devised a way to use the poling platform as the back support and a T mount on the bow for the the front support. Reenforcement I’m sure is used on the front, in case there are some rough weather crossings. They even have a couple of hammock mounts if you planning on taking a rest or wishes to camping out there. I will have to come out there and check it out one these days. Very cool Mark!
Speaking of boats:
Here are the specs on the $6900.00 skiff. John sent me these specs today so I can not varify them until I actually get to ride in one.(hopefully soon)
If you want to give him a call for more detailed questions his number is: 813.240.3756
Beam: 81″ ( I made a mistake and thought it was 71″ yesterday but it’s been corrected)
Daft: 6″ (depending on motor)
Fuel: 12 to 18 gal.
Max HP: 115