thanks for the replies guys. I like that 16 leblanc a lot, will be something i look into. Basically what i need the boat for is a lobster skiff to and from my 35'. I do not have a dock at my landing. Its about a 10 minute ride to the mooring by skiff. The beach where i unload is very rocky so the hull will take abuse. Every 2-3 years i will have to take the engine off, flip the boat over and glass a new strip on the keel. This is why i was thinking 16 novi, one spot will hit the shore taking the abuse. Unlike my friend with a whaler, very stable, but has to glass each tri when they wear down. Being wide and stable is ideal because with 1000 pounds on board a 16' things can get a little tipsy. Hopefully with a 40 or 50 i can get on plane with that much weight as well. Hopefully something used will pop up or i might have to go new
How about one of those novis they use for rock weed? Not sure who makes them but i think they are about 18'x9'. They would hold the 1000lbs easy. Or for a cheap fix would a wood skiff work? Add an extra layer of plywood to the bow that is easy to replace. Easy to push and cheap to make
Carolina skiff has always been a top option. Only problem is the bottom takes a ton of wear. I use a culling board so i can slide crates rights into the back of my truck. Since the whole bottom is flat theres really no protection like a small keel can offer. A friends of mine bought one last year and in one season it needed a gallon or so of resin. Im currently running a 16ft wooden skiff. Seems like every year i fix more rot and paint forever so ive been dreaming for a bit of a glass boat
I thought about it. I know of a new Leblanc 16 that's on the hard. If you send me an email I can send you a link to a picture of it. She was built in 07 I believe and never been registered/titled/or used....just like mine but a slightly different configuration.
Seller's very tough to get a hold of but I can find out if he's still got it. It was there when i drove by about four months ago.