Interesting boat

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Ulikedew, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Playing around YouTube found this interesting boat.

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  2. ncfowler

    ncfowler Well-Known Member

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    there is a guy at our local lake that has one. I always wonder how good it was, so I asked him one day, he said he had it for a few years with no problems at all, it is stable and easy to set up runs a small outboard on it around 9 hp/
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    One of the Missouri brothers has one also. Brought it to Keystone last year. We were fascinated with it. He ventures out on the Mississippi and catches some pretty big fish.
     
  4. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    darndest thing i ever seen !!! i wouldnt mind having one of those to fish some of the small strip mine pits back in the woods around here...
     
  5. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    dont know about that one Brian ! :eek:oooh:
     
  6. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    i think it a pretty cool boat..thanx brian..
     
  7. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Definately different, looks like it could be handy.
     
  8. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    you would'nt catch me in one of those:smile2:
     
  9. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Afraid of hooking a 60 pd cat and going sking
     
  10. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I've had one for about 4 years - getting ready to put it on the market because I have a more substantial boat on order.

    Positives:
    • No trailer needed
    • Can store hanging on the side of the house or on the garage wall
    • Lightweight, can run very shallow.
    • Very stable for size, absorbs waves and wakes
    • Can launch anywhere, no ramp required

    Negatives
    • It's a pain to put together / take apart
    • Things like seats, transom board, motor, etc take up a lot of room in the car or garage.
    • Underpowered for bigger rivers like the Missouri - 5hp maximum

    I had fun with it, it could really scoot along on a lake, and run on some of the streams that nobody could get out on when the water was low. Mine was the 12 foot, and compared to a 12 foot jon boat it felt a lot safer and more stable out on bigger water. After the first year I got tired of putting it together and got a trailer for it.

    It's a good option for somebody who doesn't have anywhere to keep a regular boat, or for people who can't pull a trailer. They seem to sell a lot to rv'ers as a take along boat. I've also heard of people taking them on their sailboats to use as a dingy.
     
  11. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    My Sister and Brother in law have one the carry with in/on they're camper. They use it quite a bit, I think the have a small johnson motor on it. I keep asking about how they like it, and so far no problems. Later Andy
     
  12. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Back in the 70's I thought about one of those to carry on top of our pop up camper. But instead, bought a 14 ft V bottom aluminum. It was much better, easy to load and unload, also plenty room for the whole family.
     
  13. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    They swiped that idea from the Army. LOL! Not for my big butt! LOL!
     
  14. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting....don't know that i'd feel too comfortable out on any big water with it though? I'd make sure I could swim to shore..:big_smile:
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this great statement. Not for a heavy weight like me.
     
  16. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    it seems like it would fold up under pressure.i tend to fish in rough conditions,wind,rain,ect,and some of the lakes around here produce 3 ft. swells with a wind over 20
     
  17. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    Hi Folks
    I saw one at santee cooper it moved pretty good its got wheels that mount on the side. ....It looks alittle on the light side for any big water.


    I guess ill stay with the grizzly!
     
  18. wneubauer

    wneubauer New Member

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    These are very popular with the RV folks... They are really slick and do work in fairly rough conditions. You just have to be smart about where you use them. For a real basic fishing boat, a couple of oars will get you out on the lake...
     
  19. handyronokc

    handyronokc New Member

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    But I like my Pontoon supported Merc powered floating patio
     
  20. BoxxerBoyDrew

    BoxxerBoyDrew New Member

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    I was looking into one in 14' before I saw the price!!!:crazy: The 14' was around $2000 with the floor boards, extra seat, and a few other options. They are supposed to be SUPER STURDY!! They are used in Japan for water rescues! The web site shows them dumping a INSANE amount of concrete boulders into it, and it keeps on floating like no biggy! If a person could find one used and a good price it would be worth having one to get back into the SKINNY WATER where only Canoes and Kayaks can go, but be ALOT MORE STABLE!!

    Anyway just my $.02 worth of info! :wink:
    Andy