2 Man Bass Boats
Posted June 29 2011 - 01:59 PM
So I really want one of these 8 ft Bass boats, but being in Nebraska, everystore wants and arm & leg for one of these. Anywhere from $550 to $769.00. I've torn Craigslist apart and found nothing that is worth what they want for them. Got a rather limited budget (according to my wife) on what I can spend. I did see a Coleman Perch Pontoon boat-8ft at Dicks Sporting goods for 499.00, and it almost looks exactly like the Pelican Bass Raider. It's wired for a trolling motor as well. However I've not been able to find any reviews on this particular little boat, which makes me kinda nervous.
I own a van with no trailer hitch, which is why this boat apeals to me, as it's 48' wide and 8.5 ft long. I can slide it in the back of the van and head for the electric only lakes we have here in Omaha. Only me and the 6 year old in it, and I'm a small dude anyway, so not worried about my weight being a factor, or room for that matter. If anyone has any insight into this boat I would appreciate the info.
Posted June 29 2011 - 02:33 PM
Coleman did not get where they are by having a lousy reputation. In general, they provide good value for the buck.
I saw this boat at a Dick's store for 599. It would be a much more stable boat with more room and comfort than the Perch.
Posted June 29 2011 - 02:38 PM
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Posted June 30 2011 - 10:02 AM
It's apparently been listed for a while on CG, so I shot him a price of $300.00 with out the TM or Battery. Hopefully I didn't offend him, but directboats.com has this same boat (brandnew) for $539.00. I was thinking $300 if it was in as good a shape as he say's, and not stored out in the weather and $350 is the Battery is a good Deepcycle Battery (i'll take my tester with me). If not off to Dicks I go in the a.m. I'll let you know if he bites.......
Posted June 30 2011 - 12:52 PM
Oh please dear lord let it be an 8 or more!!
Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.-Ambrose Bierce
Posted June 30 2011 - 05:58 PM
Posted June 30 2011 - 06:32 PM
No go on the craigs list boat. Lowest he'd go was $500.00 for everything, which included a suspect battery and 36 lbs trolling motor. I'd rather buy the new one and have a warrenty on both the battery and the boat for $600, then $500.00 and your on your own. Dicks Sporting goods here I come.
I have the 8' Pelican Bass Raider which is great. The Coleman is basically the same thing. But I would never have a second person in the boat, even a small kid. It's not the weight, there's just no room.
Posted July 01 2011 - 03:46 PM
Posted July 01 2011 - 07:40 PM
On the front were the trolling motor goes, I did add a piece of wood to give more for the motor to bite into, and not be so squishy. Wife even pitched in and got a small carpet runner at walmart. Got the dolly built and strapped on, and with everything in it, I can pick up the front and roller on down the road. Also I'm able to lift up the rear end and slide her into the van without any problems.
Tommorrow morning will be the trial run with the youngen. I'm still waiting for the wife to get over the $500.00 shock of the boat and battery, before I do any accessorizing, but I've got big plans. As you can see my fishing partner approves.
Posted September 21 2012 - 07:09 PM
How did you mount the board on your bow? I just bought one of these boats myself and would like to do the same on my Coleman Perch.