Nice setup though the seat doesn't look comfy.
If you want a seat you just bolt one on. The Pa is not designed for speed and efficiency. The solo skiff is. Without knowing for sure I would bet with the same size motor the solo skiff would be more then twice as fast and go through water half the depth. I was a dealer for both brands. I have a 4hp Suzuki on my solo skiff but it will handle a 6hp. I have no motor on my Hobies.
Barrel and John, from your experience what is usually the determining factor for folks deciding between a smaller boat such as a Gheenoe, a skiff, or something similar vs a pedal kayak such as an Outback or a PA since obviously the price of a PA begins to encroach on the price of a motorized skiff, especially for someone like me who would also need to invest in a trailer. I like the idea of not licensing a craft and not dealing with fuel and engines since I've owned boats forever yet the engine does give a person more capability to check out other areas and cover water much more easily. I'm truly looking at both options and each has a lot of merit.
What is a typical parking charge for a trailer? Thanks.
That skiff looks pretty stable....This past January I had a 9' bull shark hooked for 45 minutes. We easily covered 1/2 mile or more...In the last 15 minutes he rammed my kayak twice. 3 minutes before I cut the line he actually BIT my kayak. Hard....In the skiff I would have been higher off the water - shark teeth wouldn't have been so close to my elbow - but would the skiff have tipped? That outrigger on the yak adds tremendous stability....and thinking about that - how easy is it to get back into the skiff when lobstering or spearfishing?
Bottom and top bite marks count?..lol...not really great pics. I was just glad it didn’t bite the rudder assembly. That could have been costly.bite was about 2’ behind my elbow.