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longtails!!!

1156055940_883d85e311.jpg Another motorboat option I’ve fallen in love with is the Taiwanese longtail design.  I’ve never seen on in person (which probably adds to the appeal to me) but they look to be a similar skiff design to the Caribbean skiffs with a deep V bow and a flat aft section for planing.  I love the old look to them with the stem at the bow.  I also love the look of the covered read section aft.  I’d love to built one (or modify a caribiana skiff?) with a hard dodger/bimini in the rear.  Something to keep the sun off, but that’s also durable enough I don’t have to worry about it in a breeze.  If I could stand on it it would be even better as I’d love to be able to shoot some sailing shots slightly elevated like that.  Something to think about.

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