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Ultraskiff Inc. is exhibiting in it's very first trade show! We will have a corner booth at the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa FL Sept 12th-13th 2015.
Ultraskiff 360 Main Instructional video 2015 This is a longer (8 minutes) more in depth presentation that covers:
Introduction: :00 - 2:22 Fishing: 2:22 - 3:35 Applications: 3:35 - 4:00 Pedestal Mount: 4:00 - 4:40 Features and Accessories: 4:40 to 6:15 Moving the Boat by Hand: 6:15 to 6:45 Launching and Setting Up: 6:45 - 7:10 Loading and Transporting by Vehicle: 7:10 - 8:30
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The Ultraskiff 360 ™ is an innovative new personal watercraft for fishermen, hunters or pleasure boaters that sets new standards of safety, comfort, stability convenience and of course FISHABILITY!. Yes we know... Rounds boats have been around for 1000's of years and many attempts have been made to bring one to market and failed. We did something different with our unique design making it practical, safe and a threat to any fish that swims. The focus of the unique hull design is counterbalance and buoyancy, applying pressure on the angled hull/deck area pushes your center of gravity in the opposite direction towards the center, creating a more stable and safe experience, allowing you to brace yourself while standing, sitting, fighting a big fish, laying over the gunwales and reaching into the water or climbing into the boat from the water. This angled area also makes it comfortable to lay down and get a tan. Just watch our videos if you don't believe me. What about steering and tracking? Its only round on top, on the bottom its a boat!
The original goal was just to eliminate the cramped feeling you have in pond boats, jon boats and kayaks, but after we started innovating it was clear the concept offered so many more benefits than just comfort. The Ultraskiff 360 hull weighs about 125 lbs and has a transom, battery storage compartment, 3 deep, large utility storage compartments, drainage system, transducer compatible tow ring, side bumper, 6 rod holders, 2 handles, 4 cleats, 4 cup holders and 8 strap guides. All attached accessories are mounted into mold-in threaded inserts, allowing you to remove them and customize the boat at will.
The boat also comes with a Detachable Pedestal Mount that allows you to customize the boat with the seat and pedestal system of your choice. This Detachable Pedestal Mount makes the boat easier to transport by vehicle or by hand by allowing access to the center hole that runs through the center of the boat. This device allows for a drainage system and saves the integrity of the hull from the torque and pressure associated with a pedestal attached to the deck. When the pedestal mount is removed it makes it safer to store outside by removing the pedestal base and hardware out of the elements while exposing the center hole for chaining or locking for security.
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. We have a great video on how to build an inexpensive duck blind attachment for the skiff.
The Experience of Fishability
From the very first time that you sit in an Ultraskiff 360 you immediately get a comfortable feeling that you cannot get with other watercraft in its class. It is a feeling similar to when you are sitting in a pedestal mounted swivel chair on the deck of a Bass Boat: Where you have control of a trolling motor and everything you need at your finger-tips in hidden storage compartments. It is sort of a floating deck. It is this "experience of fishability” that is the core of this watercraft. Everything 3 feet from the center of the boat is fish-able water that lets you pivot and cast with unbelievable ease and efficiency. From a perspective of vantage point: For the same reasons why sitting in a gun turret gives you a tactical advantage over military targets, the Ultraskiff 360 gives an advantage when targeting fish or game. Sitting or standing high above the water in the center of a 6 ft circle lets you have a wide view and equal 360 degree perspective of what is happening around your boat.
Most fisherman that are in a boat are targeting a specific area they believe is holding fish, whether it be a specific piece of structure, shoreline, drop-off, current or bottom variety. Small watercraft tend to be lightweight, and the lighter a watercraft is, the more the wind or water currents will manipulate the directional positioning of the boat and thus, the position and posture of your body when trying to face towards a particular direction or target area. Without a level deck surrounding the outer perimeter of your chair this re-positioning has you either lifting your legs and feet or twisting your neck and shoulders. When your are drift-fishing in a small watercraft not only will you drift faster, but while drifting you can easily find yourself facing a different direction in a matter of seconds, this is something I refer to as “spinning”. One of the main reasons for this is because the stern/transom/motor is always heavier than the bow(front). When your anchored in strong winds or strong current you will notice your watercraft moving like a pendulum back and forth which I refer to as “swinging”.
Kayaks are the lightest and longest of all the watercraft in this class and therefore are one of the most vulnerable to directional re-positioning, which is actually what spawned this idea as I was a kayak fishermen for a long time until I had enough. Kayaks also offer the most limited seating options of all watercraft: you are trapped in the seated "L" position inches from the water and at the mercy of whatever direction your kayak is currently facing. Is the Ultraskiff an alternative to a kayak? It was to me, but it is entirely subjective and depends on what is most important to you as an angler. Comfort, storage, safety and stability VS potential speed and potential range. Let's take a more in-depth look at how other watercraft respond to directional re-positioning.
Seating Positions in other small watercraft
As you turn in your chair on the Ultraskiff 360 your feet never have to leave the deck. In each illustration the black silhouette is the users’ torso, legs and feet. In each illustration the user has turned facing the shoreline structure to the North while each boat either spins or swings with the wind. Notice on both of these illustrations the different seating orientations when in Pond Boats or Jon Boats.
A. Both feet flat on the deck. B. One foot on gunwale, one on the deck. C. Both feet on gunwale. D. Both feet on gunwale. E. Both Feet Flat on the Deck F. Both Feet on deck but left leg is constrained by bench seat. G. One foot on deck and the other on top of bench seat/gunwale. H. Both feat on top of the gunwale/bench-seat or in split-leg position if there is no swivel seat.