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Discussion in 'Product reviews' started by The Innkeeper, Mar 21, 2018.

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  1. Mar 21, 2018 #1

    The Innkeeper

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    i have the 10 foot model and run a little electric trolling motor on it. Easy to fold up and set up. Great little fishing boat. Very happy with mine. It foes have optional wheels for moving it around, I highly recommend them, especially if you are doing it by yourself. Here’s a YouTube on them (not mine).
     
  2. Mar 21, 2018 #2

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    Great post. I really liked this boat and it's fold up qualities. The best part, NO TOOLS required. Compact and simple to store or transport. Now I don't have much need for one here in the desert but if a body was anywhere near, this would be on my list.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2018 #3

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    up here it is almost impossible to find a used one because they take up so little space and work so well. I’m blessed up here with 50+ fishable lakes within an hours drive so lots of opportunity to use it
     
  4. Mar 21, 2018 #4

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    That's cool. Never heard of such a thing.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2018 #5

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    A friend of mine had one. He also had a sailing rig for it. Time and time again he would ask me to take him out and teach him to sail it. Each time I would refuse and tell him that we would get wet if we tried.

    One warm summer day he asked again and I agreed but reminded him that he was going to get wet. With no keel, lee boards, and a high center of gravity there was going to be a learning curve in handling the craft. We got a few hundred yards off shore when we got hit by a gust and were capsized. As we treaded water, his eyes like saucers, he said,"I thought you knew how to sail." "I told you we were going to get wet", I responded. "I thought you meant we were going to get splashed on." I looked at him and said, "We live in a city with 200" of rain/year, why would we worry about a little spray.
     
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    I suspect it would be a steep learning curve to sail it but for a couple guys fishing it’s a wonderful rig.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2018 #7

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    It was a kick with paddles or a small outboard but he never wanted to have another lesson.
     
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    some folks have no spirit of adventure
     
  9. Mar 24, 2018 #9

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    We bought ours back in 92 when we got our motorhome, had the side racks mounted on the motor home so we could take it when we travelled. About 12 years later finally scored a little 6 horse Merc. so I don't have to paddle it. Love this boat.:D I've tried rigging up sails for it, no success yet, can't afford the manufacturers kit.
     
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    BOB, Neat. :cool:
     
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    I hope yall were off shore in a lake, not the sea. :eek::)
     
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    It was in a protected channel but it was ocean water and not warm.
     
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    I'd seriously consider putting on outriggers if I was going to put one of these under sail. They are inherently unstable with a sail rig.
     
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    Nice!
     

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