best ski and fishing boat.

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best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jovan » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:09 am

Hello my friends. I am sorry i did not introduce my self my name is Jovan.
I come from Serbia, and i think that i am the youngest. :)

I was wondering what is the best boat for skiing and fishing. I know this topics is all ready written but i have some question that i can not find in your all ready places topics. I want outboard engine with small fuel consumption. Is there anybody who can tell me how much fuel is need for i don't knew maybe honda BF90?

All best Jovan...

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jprice » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:49 am

I'm sure everyone would have a different answer as to which model is "best".
I say the Celerity is best, because that's what I'm building. :D

How about the Ski Bass? https://www.boatdesigns.com/18-Ski-Bass ... ducts/358/

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jovan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:31 am

Thank you very much. :) that was my idea at first. I like this one
http://www.glen-l.com/designs/outboard/ ... n-skbd.jpg
Some how I see that this boat is deeper then another two :)
Can someone meet me with this men?

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jprice » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Not sure which other two you're referring to, but all the glen-l models should list the hull depth in the specs.
In this case, the ski bass is 34".

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby Iggy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:40 pm

There is no one design that is superior to all others for fishing and skiing. Almost all designs with any sort of cockpit will work for either. Skiing you're probably looking at 40 HP+ as a bare minimum, probably want 65+ HP if your pulling a big boy like me.

I'd probably look at a boat at least 15' or longer, which will accommodate those engine sizes safely.

Ski Bass is a good plan to look at.
https://www.boatdesigns.com/18-Ski-Bass ... ducts/358/

Ski Tow is another. Really depends on the look you want.
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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jovan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:52 pm

I prefer ski bass. Better looking. :) i need some one who build that boat to collect information... And can somebody tall me How much fuel do i need for 90 hp engine per hour?

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby Iggy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:32 pm

I don't think anyone can tell you that, too many variables such as Engine type (2-Stroke vs 4-Stroke), Prop Type, Displacment, Hull Weight (# of passengers).

The question is... why is fuel efficiency so important? I don't know of any powered boats that are 'great' on fuel efficiency. 4-Stroke motors are 'better' than 2-Stoke motors, I believe.

And Ski-boats in general are NOT efficient at fuel consumption because you have to operate at pretty high RPM to get the skiier out of the water and keep them out of the water.

If you want fuel efficiency, get a small boat with a displacement hull and 9.9 HP 4-Stroke motor and take your time at it.

If you want to pull water skiiers', get a 16'+ boat with a 90+ HP motor and know you will probably use 9 gallons of fuel per hour pulling at wide open throttle.

My 16' 90 HP Malahini with 18 gal fuel tank will run about 2 to 4 hours pulling my 2 kids on a tube behind her, depending how fast I go, the wind, running premium high-octane fuel.

I also like the Ski Bass... good layout for fishing and shallow draft for low water spots.

However, in general, boating costs a fair amount of fuel costs. Its not hard to blow $200 to $500 a weekend pulling skiiers all afternoon (in US$/CN$).
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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jovan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:37 pm

Thanks for this explanation. I will definitely go with four stroke engine it is much cheaper. :) Now i am waiting for book and plans i will start building as soon as my literature come :D

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby jovan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:03 am

Is there someone on this forum who build a ski bass? :) i would love to see some pictures

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Re: best ski and fishing boat.

Postby Iggy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 am

If you look at the 'old' Glen-L archives you can see 3 projects under Ski-Bass.

http://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picarchv.html#skibass
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