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sheikofthesea posted 02-14-2007 08:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for sheikofthesea   Send Email to sheikofthesea  
I recently bought a 190 Montauk because I believe it will be my super skiff. I previously owned a 19-foot Sundance flatbottomed skiff. I am really excited about my new ability to cruise, run through a 3-foot chop without getting totally soaked, all the room, and not being pushed all around by the wind. I want your speculation on how good the 190 MONTAUK will be as a back bay boat. It claims to have a 12-inch draft with engine up, but I won't be able to pole it around with the ease of the Sundance. What do you think the possibilities and limitations of the Montauk 190 as a skinny water back bay boat will be?
Jordi posted 02-15-2007 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jordi  Send Email to Jordi     
You should be able to fish in about 1.5 foot of water if the waters are clear of oyster beds, rocks, etc. Drifting the mangrove lines should be no problem as long as you watch the inevitable oyster bar. Let us know once you take her out in the skinny water and report her shallow water capabilities.
sheikofthesea posted 02-15-2007 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
I will! I fish in and around Long Island Sound so there is lots of fishing over mud flats in the back of bays and watching the tides to make sure you don't get stuck. So I will definitely report back.

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