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The Ultraskiff 360 ™ is an innovative new patented design of small lightweight personal watercraft for fishermen, hunters and pleasure boaters that sets new standards of safety, comfort, stability, versatility and fishability from a chair, casting stool or standing. The Ultraskiff 360 is the first and only practical and proven design of a round boat. Rounds boats are usually very pitchy and unstable, but we figured out a way to design it so that the boat handles your center of gravity when sitting, casting, standing up or getting in and out of the boat.
The Ultraskiff 360 hull weighs 123 lbs and has a 6 foot diameter. The Ultraskiff 360 is great for everyone from serious anglers to waterfront property owners that want something they can keep outside and launch when they need some relaxation on the water. The Ultraskiff 360 can also be used as a portable duck blind or be used for hunting other game along the waters edge. You can build all sorts of structures out of PVC.
The Ultraskiff 360 has a unique Patented detachable pedestal mount with shock absorbers that cushion your ride against chop. It not only prevents the boat from reacting to every single small shift and movement you make in your chair but also prevents you from feeling every single movement and shift of the hull. More important then that our unique detachable pedestal mount saves the plastic hull from the torque and pressure derived from the fulcrum of a single pedestal into a plastic hull by giving it the right amount of flex and shock absorption to prevent stress fractures in the plastic. It is compatible with both square and round shaped pedestal bases. It easily removes, exposing the center hole. This center hole allows you to lock the boat up for security and strap it down vertically or horizontally.
The Ultraskiff 360 has 8 deep grooves called strap guides along the gunwales. There is no need for any “specialized trailers” or “specialized dollies”. The exposed center hole and deep grooved strap guides lets you secure 2 of them to any small trailer or pickup truck bed with ratchet straps. They can also be strapped to any vertical carrier behind an RV.
Some other features include: 3 Deep Wide storage compartments (the doors make great cutting boards when opened) 1 Battery Compartment 4 Large Cup Holder/Utility Pockets biggest enough to fit any phone. 4 - 5” cleats with threaded inserts underneath, allowing you to take them out and replace them with external rod holders or fish finders. 1 Molded Tow Ring that can be also used as an anchor push pin holder. 6 Rod Holders, All equally spaced and perfect for creating custom duck blinds, tents, sun shades and anything else out of 1 1/4" PVC. 6 Skegs for tracking and Hull protection. 1 Bumper/Roll bar. It protects the side when rolling, sliding or impacting a dock or piling. 1 Strategically positioned flare on the bow that prevents water from splashing up while giving the boat the lift it needs to get through and over large swells.
Why is it round?
360 degree fishability. Small, lightweight watercrafts tend to drift and change direction on their own, I got tired of constantly changing my posture to stay aligned with a particular target. I wanted to fish and hunt out of a floating gun turret.
Why is it good for fishing?
You can't only have a flat surface available for your feet when sitting down in a round boat, that doesn't give you any leverage on the fish or control of the boat when fighting a fish. Leverage on a flat surface when your sitting down is called standing up. You have to have an area to apply outwards pressure with your feet if you want the boat to turn towards the fish while applying pressure to it. Otherwise, you would lean back and your feet would instinctively reach out to find the gunwales each time you wanted to get a hook set or reel a fish in. Plus you have to have a way to keep pressure and leverage on a fish even when turning in your chair. I love sitting in a chair on the skiff, but a higher stool offers a completely different feel that lets you make more powerful and accurate casts. The gradient surface is essential when using a stool or a seat and gives you a surface that your feet can reach regardless of how long or short your legs are.
How is it so stable?
1. Deck Size and Height. This Hull has something I call gradient buoyancy. Meaning the amount of flotation above you increases gradually the closer it gets to the gunwales. So the further your COG (center of gravity) drifts away from the center of the boat the gradient buoyancy matches it with resistance. This is what makes you feel safe and stable when standing up and it relieves the pressure on your knees you would normally feel with a larger or higher deck.
2. Foot positioning. The one and a half foot area around the outer perimeter of the deck is the area you wouldn't want to step on if it was flat because your weight would transfer from your toes and the boat would tip forward putting you in a balancing act with your knees doing the heavy lifting while forcing you to put your weight on whichever leg was closest to the center. Rather then a flat surface that pushes you forward, this boat has a gradient surface around the deck that pushes you back back towards your chair. With the gradient angled surface if you do step in this outer perimeter it lifts the front of your foot upwards, shifting pressure to your heel and moving your COG from the front of your navel to your lower back, bringing it closer to the center of the watercraft and stabilizing the free board. The same thing applies if you were stepping into the boat: Your feet are pointing down, pulling your COG to the center. It also applies if you were stepping out of the boat on this surface, the weight moves to your heel, keeping the boat stable.
3. BowFlare Height. A boat this small needs a flare on the bow to catch spray, but it shouldn't be at the top of the gunwales on the bow, in our design the flare is strategically positioned at the halfway point between the bottom of the prow and the top of the gunwales. This allows it to catch spray at a much lower point while helping the craft get through and over swells and boat wake more effectively and safely by giving the wave a lower point to catch and lift from.