1851 Shallow Water F-4 Basic
w/ LED spotlight and troll mount'
Rear storage boxes provide lots of room for gear. Fishing poles can be stored inside since the
gunwale panel is hollow. Although these rear seat boxes have a lid seal, these are not dry boxes. Customers should order
the optional dry storage gun box or half box for dry storage.
The Duck Back transom allows easy access into boat, eliminates need for floatation on rear transom,
eliminates back splash, great dog step, isolates engine noise from boat interior, etc.
The Duck Back transom is fully sealed and filled with coast guard approved floatation.
Natural Gear Brown
Natural Gear Green
Super Liner available in standard Khaki and camo finish.
- cool to the touch
- low slip
Three great camo pattern options available
Natural Gear Timber
New Drake's Old School
This is what makes our boats different.
There are two different types of aluminum boat floor construction - Cross Ribs (competition) and Longitudinal Rib (Excel)
Inside the Excel floor we stitch weld longitudinal ribs. These 2" X 4" ribs are the toughest in the industry.
Check out these boat bottom illustrations.
With the Excel longitudinal ribs - the boat bottom resist waving. This produces better performance.
Cross ribbing eventually allow the bottom to wave. This distortion leads to reduced performance.
Square chine and our triple taper chine. This illustration shows our triple taper chine with flat bottom (green arrow) and how other boats are built with a square chine (red arrrow). Our triple taper design allows the water to roll off the side differently to make a drier ride. Our triple taper round chine also allows the boat to roll into a turn and turn on a dime.
The square chine boat illustrated with the red arrows causes water to rise up along the side of the boat for a wetter ride. The square chine causes the boat to slide in turns.
The Triple Taper chine on our boats provides superior lift, a drier ride and allows the boat to roll into turns for top notch performance.