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Old 04-15-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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SOLO SKIFF PROGRESS THREAD

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I want to purchase a Solo skiff, but am wondering how we go about that since this whole COVID-19 has every non-essential business closed.

Can you PM me and we can chat. I have a few questions as well.


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Old 04-18-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Deposit placed with Brent at OEX MB, supporting our local businesses!! All accessories being ordered through them as well!

Cant wait for that skiff life!!
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:16 PM   #3
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Post progress. Need motivation


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Old 04-19-2020, 09:06 AM   #4
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Will do. Right now I put 1k down for a Seafoam, Brent is waiting for his shipment of 5 skiffs to arrive. COVID as you know has slowed down the freight process, so hoping middle of May.

I will post pics of all my progress. Theres like 4 of us converting from Hobie to Solos, we plan to smash out all over the coast and even out to the 9 on nicer days.

FB Page- West Coast Skiff has a few local So Cal dudes already.

Accessories in mind:

Lowrance Hook 5 Reveal
50" H-rails
H-Rail FF mount
H-Rail universal mount for transducer mount
Hobie H-rail rod holders 2x
Solo front hatch bait tank conversion
Custom low profile bass boat seat on 360 swivel
2020 Tohatsu 6hp 4stroke external tank option
Beach wheels

That's it for now.

Marine deck will have to wait. Wifey cut funds off after that. Hahaha
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:27 PM   #5
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Nevermind, OEX MissionBay came through.

Making it rain! I like the accessories you got so far. Hopefully things arrive sooner then later.


Awhile back I sold the pa and tried the waverunner thing for a bit. It wasnít the same fishing off of. I didnít use it nearly as much. I will say it was fun just smashing around when I got tired of fishing. But I didnít get the same relaxing experience I received from a day of kayak fishing. Looking to get Into another pa once this blows over. Been rigging an oasis in the meantime.


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Old 04-19-2020, 04:22 PM   #6
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Trumps monies and the OB selling paid for 2600, so I'm 2k in the hole, not bad.
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Old 04-19-2020, 07:47 PM   #7
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Tried calling all the OEX locations and the number on kayakfishingsupplies.com but couldnít get through. Could you pm me the number you were able to get through on?
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:43 AM   #8
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Tried calling all the OEX locations and the number on kayakfishingsupplies.com but couldnít get through. Could you pm me the number you were able to get through on?
PM sent.

OEX is closed so give whichever location time to respond to your voicemail or email, i believe they are all still taking online orders.

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Old 04-20-2020, 12:51 PM   #9
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Thanks for the pm, got the number. Ended up placing the order online. Not for a solo skiff just small stuff. When are you getting your new rig?
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Thanks for the pm, got the number. Ended up placing the order online. Not for a solo skiff just small stuff. When are you getting your new rig?

Brent is not sure due to all the Shipping issues COVID has caused, hopefully no later then the 2nd week of May. Might order motor now and break her in. Just built the stand on sunday, cost $20.
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Old 04-21-2020, 05:57 AM   #11
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it is difficult.
What the purchasing of one? It actually isnt, once I spoke to Brent, laid down my deposit, and wait for it to be shipped. These are MTO (made to order) unless there is excesss inventory at OEX, which usually not.
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Old 04-22-2020, 08:29 AM   #12
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360 quick release seat swivel

I just received this from Bass Pro Shop and it seems to be very sturdy and the best part is its all ABYC Class B rated plastic so no rust. I will be adding some form of additional backing on top of the center hatch to stop any sort of flex. I'm not sure what i'm going to use yet, but it will be 1/4"-1/2" thickness.

This with the low profile seat will help keep my center of gravity as close to stock as possible.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:03 PM   #13
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Super rad, I like the idea a lot.



Iíve seen a few on the beach at La Jolla but have always wondered what the launch and more importantly the landing look like. If the surf picks up do you have to come in backwards like a PA? Head over to mission bay?
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:51 PM   #14
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Got my seat and 360 swivel. All I gotta say is this things bad ass! Super low profile, solidly built, and very comfortable, not to mention $50 and 6 year warranty on fabric.
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Keep it coming man! Iím slowly getting a new to me oasis setup for the kid and I to fish. Or myself solo until I get another PA.


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Old 04-27-2020, 12:52 PM   #16
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Keep the updates coming. I talked to Brent this morning and put in my deposit, so I'm on that waiting list for the Solo Skiff shipment.
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Old 04-28-2020, 05:27 AM   #17
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Lowrance New Hook 7 reveal edition

Lowrance has a rebate on their TI and new Hook Reveal. I went with the Reveal 7" for basically $279 after rebate CC. That's shipped to my door. If you register to their website u get an additional 5% off, hints the $379 after tax, free shipping.

I dont need side scan nor the lake maps, this can e with GPS, chirp and reveal down scan.

Placing order for motor tomorrow.
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I like this thread, Look forward to continued updates as you progress. I would recommend getting the largest-sized beach wheels for hauling it. Any place to get H-rail other than ordering for premium prices via Hobie?

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I like this thread, Look forward to continued updates as you progress. I would recommend getting the largest-sized beach wheels for hauling it. Any place to get H-rail other than ordering for premium prices via Hobie?
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OEX who's runa this page is a Hobie dealer, so I ordered through them, and yes I got the Malone 250lb beach cart!!

Hows the Florida life? I see quite a bit of Blackfin showing up on FB.
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OEX who's runa this page is a Hobie dealer, so I ordered through them, and yes I got the Malone 250lb beach cart!!

Hows the Florida life? I see quite a bit of Blackfin showing up on FB.
Hi Nick, GTK, Apologies if any of my comments have been inappropriate. I did not realize Malones 12" wheels had a 250lb capacity.

Life in Florida is a lot less expensive than California, but having spent the first 40yrs of my life in SoCal, there are still some things I miss. Fishing wise, this is the best time of year. Recently set a Personal Best limit of King Mackerel 42 and 29lbs respectively I am loving this thread, I look forward to seeing the final results, of the skiff, and the future catches you make with it!
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