Gheenoe

  If you fish the backcountry this is a boat you want to look into.Why
a gheenoe?
  1.Cost,it should be 1/3 to 1/2 of a new flats boat.Its a far better value
than a Mako flats or Carolina Skiff both popular in 10k area.
  2.It will go in shallower water than any flats boat.
  3.Stuck on a sandbar,lift it off and your on your way.
  4.A gheenoe is a super quiet boat,a spooked redfish slowly moves
     away.
   Only disadvantage I can see is lack of storage and fish areas out
of the wind.You do not want gallons of water coming over the bow.





  

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  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,402 Admiral
    I'm doing quite well in a 14 Grizzly with a 25 Yam. on it.
    Floats in 6 inches and it's dang near 5 ft. wide.
    Big Casting deck up front and plenty of room. Don't know why anyone would want a Double Wide Canoe...
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 351 Deckhand
      Your Grizzly seems to have some advantages over a Gheenoe
    and some drawbacks.One all welded aluminum boat vs.fiberglass.No question your boat can take a beating and you 
    can stand up in the boat.But Gheenoe is a v hull.yours is not.
      Second,your boat if you drop something sends sound waves for
    considerable distance around boat.Third,in the middle of a mid
    July day in So.Fla.it gets hot sitting in your boat.But your boat
    is much more stable than a Gheenoe.
  • Wra22Wra22 Posts: 119 Deckhand
    Will either the grizzly or gheenoe boats take you out to the gulf across the bays to fish the outside edges?  Do they handle chop of bay crossings! What are their range?
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,402 Admiral
    YES..My Grizzly runs 10 to 15 miles most weekends.
    I run the inside and pop out where I want. Passed a 20 ft bay boat last weekend, he had the boat buried in the bay and I blew by at 25 mph..in 2 ft.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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