I sold my classic SeaCraft and after 6 months of searching I found what I felt was the perfect hull for my next project. I fish and boat on the east coast of Florida in an area that has shallow water backcountry, intercoastal waterway, inlet, and near shore reefs. I wanted a strong, stable, hull that can handle all of those things. I came across a 1982 Romarine 204 with a 1990 Johnson 120. I knew nothing of this manufacturer so I did a bit of homework and contacted them. They are still building boats today, the original owners son runs the company in Bristol Bay, Rhode Island. They were designed for the quahog clam fishermen. 20 foot plus length, built like a tank, drafts 10 inches of water. 18 degree deadrise on what they call a semi V hull. Lots of room inside to do whatever I want. So I purchased the boat, motor, and trailer for $2500. A running project, so it seemed like a good deal. A good buddy of mine went in on the project and believes in my ideas for this boat. So we started to make this cool northern boat into a hot Florida bay skiff. It has been a long road as it has now been almost 4 years but let me catch you.
How I received the boat after purchase in early 2017