Boat Advice - Oyster Farming

jmk

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I'm starting up an oyster farm in the next year. I'm looking for a center or side console between 18' & 22' with a good amount of work room and small draw. A lot of guys seem to use Carolina Skiffs, but I want something more seaworthy. Any thoughts? I'm looking for something used and cheap.
 

El Mar

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How about a Lady Bug Skiff made in Plymouth, MA? You can also buy the plans or kit and make it yourself. I've heard good things about them and they take very little hp to push. I think they are better looking than the Brockway Scow too (IMHO). A lot of commercial guys on the Cape and Southcoast use them for scalloping, moorings etc.

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El Mar

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I learn something new every day on this site. :D
 

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Jmk...Im not selling my boat but its def a skinny water boat and it will hold some weight..I also reccomend the lady bug.. this is the 22 lady bug.. if you private message "bassin" on here this is his boat he had built last year.. it will go in really shallow water.. he clams and nets pogies in it.. really practical boat..

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where are you starting the oyster farm? i think thats a cool business. good luck
 

jmk

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The farm will be in the north end of Casco Bay. The exact location is still very much up in the air- inshore though. I'll need the boat for the site selection process.

Any thoughts on Easterns or small open Repcos? I've seen a few for sale.
 

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JMK,
Are you looking for an open skiff or one with a Wheel house. My buddy had a Repco 21, I liked it. Keep an eye out they pop up all the time.
 

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my boat

i have a 25dlx carolina with a 200 honda great stable boat may be selling i also have a 24 c hawk 9.5 beam with a 225 yamaha unbeleivable boat both are economical to runthe c hawk gives you more days to work weather wise and the carolina is cheap to run close to 3 miles to the gallon
 
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