Inflatable Boats

Discussion in 'Boating' started by f155mph, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. f155mph

    f155mph New Member

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    Anyone here use a inflatable boat for fishing? I am talking about those cheap inflatable from Wal-mart. I am talking about those heavy duty one like a Zodiac.

    I want an aluminum boat, but I don't have the room to store it. So would an inflatable do the trick? Or is it a pain to setup them up and get them going each time fishing?
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    They suck, but it beats sitting on the bank watching everyone else float by.
     

  3. f155mph

    f155mph New Member

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    My bad, I meant to say I am NOT talking those cheap one from Wal-mart.
     
  4. trollrap

    trollrap New Member

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    How about a porta bote?? easy to power, easy to store.I got some info earlier this summer, I think the 12' is around $1300 new. Look on ebay first. I thought it might be an interesting idea. don't want to trailer, store outside or own an expensive high HP outboard. I will probably buy one someday in the future. Check it out. Bill
     
  5. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Yea, I know. A zodiac.
    Way over priced. Get a nice canoe or fishing yak. Storage isnt usually a problem if you have a garage. You can hang her in the ceiling.
    Much easier to fish from too.
     
  6. BigWes

    BigWes New Member

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    I have a fishcat. It sucks for most fishing (bass etc.) but its not too too bad for cats. Take it out and anchor it up. Mine even has a hand held fish finder. Id rather take my boat out any day of the week, but places I cant use a boat it comes in handy. For the price....get a fishing buddy to go halfs on it and take turns using it lol.
     
  7. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I saw a guy pumping one up in New Ulm last summer, it seemed ok for him, not real fast, but better than nothin. He had a piece of plywood hinged in the middle to keep it rigid, and he paddled it ok. He had room for lots of stuff, but I wouldn't want to use it in fast current. I'd say if you got storage and transportation get a kayak, less hassle and paddle better.