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    I happened to catch this on the Miller Welding site. Thought someone would be interested;

    Click the link for building details;
    http://www.millerwelds.com/interests...ct/2778635361/


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    looks like a port-a-pottie. but very creative.

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    Shakespere,

    The Carolina shiffs are such a blank canvas for modifications. A full house cabin , cutty or navy top has been welcome on other boats we've had. Boating here in New Jersey can get wet and cold in a long season. A skiff however is not designed for a cabin. We've seen all sorts of pilot houses including one made from a porta jon. There is the Pacific Pilot House that might work on a skiff. Narraganset bay in Rhode Island commercial fisherman have a few ideas about pilot houses, see: http://bullraker.com/ They don't use skiffs however, that's Maine lobsterboat territory. Don't mind me for being a know it all. I like commercial boats and have seen many from Nova Scotia to Florida. Fishermen making a living from the water try all sorts of weather protection , no matter what it looks like.
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    Hey, I didn't say I was crazy about the design... I just think it's interesting to see some of the stuff people come up with on their boats. These guys up on the Miller Welding site are a bunch of metal heads and if they can do anything with a piece of metal, then they'll make it happen.... good, bad, or ugly.

    I sure hope this boat doesn't belong to one of our members or else I may be eating a little crow and doing some back paddling.
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    Well Black Shadow, I sure hope you are wrong about cabins not belonging on skiffs. I just bought a DLX2790 and will have about $40k invested by the time I get my cabin and solar panels on it. I have a set of plans drawn up by marine engineers that say it will work. My entire cabin 16' by 8' will weigh only 500 lbs. I'll keep everyone updated on my progress.
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    Watercat, sounds quite interesting...........can't wait for the pictures....
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    THAT SKIFF IS OFF THE HOOK !

    IT'S THE SKIFF FIZZLE !

    LOOKS LIKE A PICKET SHACK USED IN LABOR DISPUTES !
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    That sounds awsome watercat. trolling the Chesapeake Bay in search of fall stripers can be cold & wet!! Can't wait to see some pictures.

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