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#1 jaaron01

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Posted June 29 2011 - 01:59 PM

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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.

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Posted June 29 2011 - 02:33 PM

Coleman is a pretty good company. They make all manner of outdoor and camping equipment, plus canoes and plastic boats such as the one you are considering.

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.

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Posted June 29 2011 - 02:38 PM

I seen the Crawdad as well, but being a 1 man operation, was leary of the weight, and transporting it in the van. Also without the seats, it would be one more thing I'd have to purchase, I do like the seats in the Coleman.

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Posted June 29 2011 - 04:40 PM

There's not a thing wrong with the Perch or Bass Raider. The seats swivel and can be moved forward and back. Easy to move or remove depending on whether you're fishing solo or with another. I hadn't thought about the seats. You know what is best for you. Good luck with whatever you end up with, and catch a ton of fish.
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Posted June 29 2011 - 07:10 PM

Thanks for the input. I thought it looked good, but just wanted to get a second opinion from out there as I couldn't find very much in the way of reviews.

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Posted June 29 2011 - 08:58 PM

I caught my PB out of one of those earlier this year! Have fished alot out of them. Nice little 2 man boats, but wind does play a big factor as they sit high in the water.

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#7 jaaron01

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Posted June 30 2011 - 10:02 AM

Last night I found a 2006 Pelican Bass Hunter 9ft on craigslist for $650.00. Includes a 36lb trolling motor,and battery. However I don't need a trolling motor as I've got a new MK Endura 34lb thrust, and I'm always leary of used batteries. guy says it was used only about 3 times, and is nearly brand new. However the photo he had on craigslist showed it leaned up against a building outdoors, so don't know if he drug it out for a photo, or if it's been stored outside which would be bad. My understanding is these things don't do to well being unprotected outdoors in the sun and the plastic starts to crack.

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.......

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Posted June 30 2011 - 12:52 PM

Another thing you might what to make sure of is make sure there not a freight charge when buying new from store. I'm not sure how it works for the pelicans and plastic boats but my jonboat 14' cost me $65 in freight.

Oh please dear lord let it be an 8 or more!!

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Posted June 30 2011 - 05:58 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.

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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.

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Posted July 01 2011 - 03:46 PM

Try Academy Sporting Goods. I just bought the 10' Bass Raider for $499.00 there. You will be much more comfortable in it than the Crawdad.

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Posted July 01 2011 - 07:40 PM

Unfortunately don't have an Academy Sports anywhere close by. However went to Dicks this morning and got the Coleman Boat. Best part was there's a small gouge, 1/4 inch, in the top back corner. Not even big enough to even bother patching, but who wants to buy a boat with a hole in it, right? That 1/4 inch gouge on top was worth 15% off, equated out to $75.00, just the price of an Everstart Max 29 at Walmart. So over to the County Clerks office, and she's registered and ready to go.

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.

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Posted July 02 2011 - 08:53 AM

Nice. Have fun!

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Posted September 21 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hi Jaaron01,
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.
Thanks!
Jerry