Unless you've done much boating and fishing in California, chances areyou haven't heard of Skipjack boats. This is rather odd, seeingas how over 4,000 Skipjacks have been built since the companywas founded 33 years ago by Jack Cole. Cole was, and is, an avidfisherman who set out to design a boat that was rugged enoughto fish for marlin and swordfish off Southern California, yetsmall and manageable enough to trailer to Baja (and live on) whenthe fish weren't biting at home. His plan eventually led to thecreation of the 20 Fly Bridge, a mini-sportfisherman that enjoyedsomewhat of a cult following among hardcore SoCal fishermen inthe '60s. Cole quickly expanded the small-flybridge idea to anincredibly popular 24-foot model, of which over 1,000 have beensold.