SCOOTER... "a lean, mean fishin' machine" intended for scooting over knee-deep, protected waters that other boats simply can't get into. While not a hull for deep, open water, it's the ideal boat for fishing the shallow flats and other skinny backwaters common to the Gulf states. Imagine a hull draft of only 4" with 1000 lbs. gross load that will take an additional 400 lbs. of load before sinking another inch.
Underway, SCOOTER's through-tunnel hull enables the engine to be raised to decrease motor draft. In Texas where they are common, these boats are frequently equipped with hydraulic lifters for the motor. The boats are usually taken several miles out into the Gulf where the fisherman either fishes from the boat, or dons waders and fishes on foot in the shallow water.
The tunnel reduces wetted surface for high speeds with economy, while adding directional stability and control at the same time. A minor vee forward knifes the water for a better ride. With plenty of power capability, you'll get to where the big ones are biting in short order.
Building the SCOOTER is easy. No building form is required and all planking is done with standard 4'x8' sheets of plywood to keep costs low. Simplified methods, together with clear, detailed plans covering all aspects of the boat including the console, make this an ideal project for the amateur. So why pay BIG bucks for a ready-made when you can build your own, customized to your own needs, for much less?
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