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Old 03-05-2020, 06:51 AM   #11
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Why is shoalwater not a consideration?
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:24 AM   #12
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The C25 Mowdy is the closest thing to the perfect do it all boat out there.
Skinny ?????? Wow, they advertise 5". I have made long runs through 3" or less. Book a fishing trip with Dewayne Lowry down there & let him take you through the paces in his Mowdy.
I run the 250SS Suzuki with a custom Power Tech prop.
I have had my boat sitting on the bottom ( not floating ) in about 8" of water more than once & not had a problem getting up. Hard sand would be sketchy though.
That long hull has no bow rise when trying to get up. That big tunnel directs water straight to the prop.
We have had it 30 miles offshore also.
Oh BTW an 80 Lb. thrust I pilot is all you need on it for a trolling motor also.
They can build in whatever style of storage you want.
If I had to do it all over again, I would put 2 35 gal bladder gas tanks in the hull.
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:33 AM   #13
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The C25 Mowdy is the closest thing to the perfect do it all boat out there.
Skinny ?????? Wow, they advertise 5". I have made long runs through 3" or less. Book a fishing trip with Dewayne Lowry down there & let him take you through the paces in his Mowdy.
I run the 250SS Suzuki with a custom Power Tech prop.
I have had my boat sitting on the bottom ( not floating ) in about 8" of water more than once & not had a problem getting up. Hard sand would be sketchy though.
That long hull has no bow rise when trying to get up. That big tunnel directs water straight to the prop.
We have had it 30 miles offshore also.
Oh BTW an 80 Lb. thrust I pilot is all you need on it for a trolling motor also.
They can build in whatever style of storage you want.
If I had to do it all over again, I would put 2 35 gal bladder gas tanks in the hull.
Would love to see a video of that thing running in a legit 3” of water or getting up in 8”
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:30 AM   #14
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Would love to see a video of that thing running in a legit 3” of water or getting up in 8”
Exactly, I looked online & there are no good videos. Friend of mine shot a video of us getting out of skinny spot with soft bottom last Dec. in POC but it did not turn out very good. He should have not been standing.
I would say the skinniest I have been through was following an 18' RFL with a 90 Yamaha through Lighthouse Cove into Fish Pond after Thanksgiving day. Water was blown out of the bay, that stretch from the creek into Fish Pond had them kicking up chunks of mud & we followed them all the way through it & on through Mule Slough. I was white knuckled the whole way, my oldest son said after the fact, he with he would have videoed that one.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:23 AM   #15
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Majek quit making the 18 RFL and will cease making the 21 later this year.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:06 AM   #16
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If you want to get where others cant get the RFL. I noticed over the winter after strong cold fronts blew out all the water there isnt to many boats that can get around the back lakes. you can run shorelines and reefs for protection going and coming.
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I'm new to the whole skinny water world, and my first bay boat was a RFL. I've gotten it up out in +/- 5 inches of water. Ride is rough, but it's a flat bottom. I have yet to get it stuck, but we will see how long that lasts when I can get back to the coast. I am biased since I've never ridden in a mowdy. 21 RFL w yam 150 TRP is the way to go though!
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:29 PM   #18
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I'm new to the whole skinny water world, and my first bay boat was a RFL. I've gotten it up out in +/- 5 inches of water. Ride is rough, but it's a flat bottom. I have yet to get it stuck, but we will see how long that lasts when I can get back to the coast. I am biased since I've never ridden in a mowdy. 21 RFL w yam 150 TRP is the way to go though!
An 18rfl will not get up in 5” of water. It floats in 6. The prop is roughly 12-13”. Do the math. I own one as well.
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An 18rfl will not get up in 5” of water. It floats in 6. The prop is roughly 12-13”. Do the math. I own one as well.

The 21 is shallower than the 18, more surface area. Prop is above the bottom of the boat. 21 with a TRP can get up in 6 on a soft bottom. hard no but soft mud yes if you dont mind reworking your props frequently. done it plenty.
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C-25 on the Mowdy How shallow does the Mowdy actually go?
Ive owned a Redfish 25.. Hated the boat in anything other than slick calm water. Fished a 25 Mowdy a lot in POC. It will go as skinny as you need to go. If you need skinnier you need to be fly fishing out of a Hell's Bay or East Cape. They are great all around boats...jetties to back lakes.
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