The New Battle Wagon (Custom Skippy)

Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
8,477
696
58
Chula Vista
Name
Rich
Boat
One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
1979 Skipjack 28' hull with a 24' flybridge. Single engine with Borg Warner trans and Mercruiser TR outdrive. 250 gallons of fuel and a 1 ton combined fish holds.
 

Attachments

  • skip4.jpg
    skip4.jpg
    207.5 KB · Views: 465
  • skip10.jpg
    skip10.jpg
    222.3 KB · Views: 409
  • skip7.jpg
    skip7.jpg
    293.9 KB · Views: 423
  • skip6.jpg
    skip6.jpg
    191.3 KB · Views: 393
Upvote 0

Fishbones

Your wife thinks about ME
Nov 7, 2005
8,477
696
58
Chula Vista
Name
Rich
Boat
One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
Future plans are Bow rail and Pilothouse
 

Attachments

  • skip5.jpg
    skip5.jpg
    295.7 KB · Views: 404
  • skip2.jpg
    skip2.jpg
    232.1 KB · Views: 381
  • skip8.jpg
    skip8.jpg
    226 KB · Views: 384
  • skip.jpg
    skip.jpg
    147.2 KB · Views: 371
  • skip1.jpg
    skip1.jpg
    176.3 KB · Views: 364
Upvote 0

Carl

Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again
  • Nov 29, 2004
    20,644
    4,440
    54
    San Diego
    Name
    Carl
    Boat
    everyone elses
    Dibs on next trip!

    You weren't exaggerating when you told me that thing had a big cockpit. That area would be measured in acres.....Me likey.
     
    Upvote 0

    Revival

    Almost A Member
    Aug 31, 2012
    169
    120
    NB
    Name
    Nathan
    Boat
    20' skipjack flybridge
    Very Cool boat skippy. I like the flybridge on the 28' Unique combo. Where did you pick it up at?
     
    Upvote 0

    ?? fisherman

    super Captain
    Feb 27, 2003
    16,893
    5,034
    Soul Cal
    www.sandiegofishing.com
    Name
    Mike
    Boat
    Kencraft CC
    Tripping me out here...... I must have had my head in a cave or something....I wasn't even aware of a 28' Skippy with a flybridge like this. Then again your title says "Custom" so maybe you or the previous owner converted this boat to a flybridge??

    Pretty damn bitchen! Cant wait to see what you end up doing to this thing!

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
    Upvote 0

    wwwyohan

    Almost A Member
    Aug 30, 2007
    109
    2
    Costa Mesa
    Name
    John
    Boat
    20, Skipjack Open
    What is the story behind this hybrid? Did Jack build it? Gas or diesel? I assume it has a big block Chevy. Cool boat.
     
    Upvote 0

    Simon Bon Bowery

    Lizard Fish Hippie
    Feb 18, 2007
    10,277
    1,444
    O'side
    Name
    Simon
    Boat
    Chris Craft 19 cc "LiL Lizard"
    I can't wait too see what the end product looks like....

    Way different layout than Dean's Skippy..
     
    Upvote 0

    Carl

    Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again
  • Nov 29, 2004
    20,644
    4,440
    54
    San Diego
    Name
    Carl
    Boat
    everyone elses
    I thought all 28' Skippys came with the 24' flybridge. That's why they call it the 24, is because it usually goes on the 28' :imdumb::picknose:
     
    Upvote 0

    Fishbones

    Your wife thinks about ME
    Nov 7, 2005
    8,477
    696
    58
    Chula Vista
    Name
    Rich
    Boat
    One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
    Very Cool boat skippy. I like the flybridge on the 28' Unique combo. Where did you pick it up at?

    Tripping me out here...... I must have had my head in a cave or something....I wasn't even aware of 28' Skippy with a flybridge like this. Then again your title says "Custom" so maybe you or the previous owner converted this boat to a flybridge??

    Pretty damn bitchen! Cant wait to see what you end up doing to this thing!

    The unknown fisherman:p:

    A friend of mine down the street bought the parts from Jack Cole and built it himself. Powered by a Marine Power 340hp 454 and gets 2.25 mpg with the trans and 18" dia. prop.
     
    Upvote 0

    ?? fisherman

    super Captain
    Feb 27, 2003
    16,893
    5,034
    Soul Cal
    www.sandiegofishing.com
    Name
    Mike
    Boat
    Kencraft CC
    A friend of mine down the street bought the parts from Jack Cole and built it himself. Powered by a Marine Power 340hp 454 and gets 2.25 mpg with the trans and 18" dia. prop.

    Pretty sweet!

    I'd like to find the guy who has the 28'er that has been converted to a 28' open, and as clean as the 28' you just found..... where's that guy at? Then again I guess I would have to come up with the coin huh LOL

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
    Upvote 0

    Fishbones

    Your wife thinks about ME
    Nov 7, 2005
    8,477
    696
    58
    Chula Vista
    Name
    Rich
    Boat
    One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
    Hey Mike, now you know why I was asking about those windows. Might have to steal your idea.
    icon10.gif
     
    Upvote 0

    Spoons

    USCG Master
    Oct 21, 2004
    1,445
    935
    San Diego/SF Bay
    Name
    Capt. Erik
    Boat
    21' Center Console
    Nice skipjack. Bow rails are no joke if you're going to tackle them yourself. I did mine last year and it was quite a challenge.
     
    Upvote 0

    LTBOLTMAN

    Team Tail Chasers
    Oct 15, 2006
    4,134
    473
    San Diego
    Name
    Leoman
    Boat
    Davis Bahia 25 Pilot House
    79? really looks in great shape Rich; put some lines in and you can play tennis in that cockpit! I like the wood rails; cool to see when you get your mojo into it
     
    Upvote 0

    aguachico

    I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
    Jul 20, 2004
    6,765
    2,127
    El Lago Tijuana
    Name
    Art
    Boat
    Trident Yak- Grady White Seafarer
    Hey Rich, congrats!. I passed that boat so many times when I lived down that way. I wanted to knock on the guys door and beg him to take me fishing in it.
     
    Upvote 0