1970 Skipjack Open

Which 200 HP Outboard Motor?

  • Honda BF200 4-Stroke, SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve

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K-Dogg

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Jun 11, 2017
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Oregon
client.schwab.com
Name
Ken
Boat
Skipjack 20 Open
You did a really kick ass job bro I love this thread! I just picked up a 1978 sea ray 22 Cuddy and it’s my first fiberglass boat. I’d like to follow your foot steps!!!!
Take your time, bring your patience and do things right was my motto on my project. I’ve often wondered whether this was the right boat for me to “invest” all this time, energy and money on. Frankly speaking, I still don’t know! All I can say is that I hope I’m on the right track and I get lucky enough health wise to make lots of lifelong memories with people I care the most about.
 
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Dragon

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 24, 2006
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107
SLO Co.
Name
Paul
Boat
22' Pro Sport CC / 20' Skipjack Open
Food for Thought?
Fish & Play the Hell out of it for a few years. Since you like to fish offshore for tuna you could put a "House" on it and it would help the attitude of how it sits in the water?

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K-Dogg

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Jun 11, 2017
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client.schwab.com
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Ken
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Skipjack 20 Open
After breaking in the motors with the wife and kids on a local lake it was time to get “Black Jack” onto the Big Salt. Picked the best ocean conditions possible for a 35 mile run to the Bandon High Spot for some late season Pacific Halibut fishing. Ran down 25 to 30 MPH and even hit +/- 40 MPH in the open ocean on the way back. Did a fabulous job avoiding the whales and burning through my first 70 gallons of non-ethanol premium and getting the back deck bloodied up which makes me very happy. Hopefully a halibut/tuna run out of Newport, Oregon is in the cards later this week!

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K-Dogg

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Jun 11, 2017
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Oregon
client.schwab.com
Name
Ken
Boat
Skipjack 20 Open
After getting out for another late season offshore halibut/salmon combination trip, I dropped off “Black Jack” at the “Top Shop”. Decided for a two bow top with side curtains and a full back drop made out of Top Gun®. Went with double reinforced aluminum railing, stainless steel buttons and zippers whenever possible.
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Halibut fishing was slow (again) but we did pop the cherry on the boat’s first chinook salmon!
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The boat has 19 hours on the 200 DF200A so it’ll get an oil change after we get out of the shop!
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Had a couple custom welded rod holders fabricated by Joe Koffler at Koffler Boats and they worked perfectly. Mounted them to my Scotty 1026 Swivel Mounts which are money.
 
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Kwohlers8

Anchor Point
Dec 1, 2012
342
225
Fortuna CA
Name
Kris
Boat
25' Skipjack Fisherman "Anchor Point"
Very nice! Always wanted to do the same to my old 20. Deck space must be awesome for a 20 footer.
 

K-Dogg

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Jun 11, 2017
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Oregon
client.schwab.com
Name
Ken
Boat
Skipjack 20 Open
Things are going well on the first half of the canvas enclosure. Popped into The Top Shop to get a look at the progress and was pleasantly surprised. Snapped a couple pictures of the top and side curtains and I’m crossing my fingers for a Friday pickup date. Saturday’s weather looks good and I’m crossing my fingers I can get back on the water soon!

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K-Dogg

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Oregon
client.schwab.com
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Ken
Boat
Skipjack 20 Open
Got the boat back from The Top Shop and I’m excited for some wet and cold weather trips this fall and winter. The full backdrop and side curtains are money and should make it easier on the wife and kids.
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I’m looking forward to getting on the Columbia River and target oversized sturgeon and salmon.
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The windows on the back drop will allow me to leave the middle section open for in and out access and is likely how I’ll fish in the ocean.
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I’m focused on getting a fishing or radar arch that wraps around the canvas soft top and holds 6-8 rods, radar dome, deck lighting, multiple landing nets and possibly a spotlight. I found a few manufacturers out of my area (WA) that I’m going to research as well as the guys who fabricated my new fuel tank and backing plates for my Armstoffshore bracket.