Jump to content

Inflatable Boats


Recommended Posts

I just saw some inflatable boats available at Cabela's.  Can you put a trolling motor on those? Do those hold up well or will they puncture easily? Also,  would there be any way to stand up in one of them? Thanks in advance. they seem the most affordable so far!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you're talking about  the inflatable pontoons, I'm looking at the same thing.  Been researching them for about a month now and I've come across some good sites to check out.

1) This is a good float tube & kickboat forum

http://www.calfishing.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=6

2) Good place to start researching

http://fkpfishing.net/Kickboater/models.html

3) Outdoor Engineering Pontoons

http://www.outdoorengineering.com/boats.htm

4) Dave Scadden Boats

http://www.northforkoutdoors.com/2005Boats.html

5) The Creek Company Boats

http://www.creekcompany.com/

From what I've gathered here is a list of features & things to consider.

a.  Will you be fishing by yourself or do you need a two person boat?

b.  Will you fish still water (ponds/lakes) or moving water?  If moving water, is there any whitewater?

c.  How much weight capacity do you need?  Are you a big fella or will you be packing a lot of gear?

d.  Aluminum frames are lighter and don't rust list steel frames do.

e.  Double bladder pontoons are good for whitewater so if you pop one bladder on one side you won't sink.

f.  Do you need a motor mount for a trolling motor?  Some come with a mount, others can add a mount.

g.  higher numbered denier is more durable than lower numbered denier fabric on the pontoons.  If you're fishing moving water, go with high number denier (800-1200) or PVC outer bladder with nylon inner bladder.

h.  Check around with local fly fishing stores and guides.  They know more about these boats that traditional anglers.

Hope all that helps you out.  Good luck in your search.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

a.  Will you be fishing by yourself or do you need a two person boat?

- Id like a 2 person.

b.  Will you fish still water (ponds/lakes) or moving water?  If moving water, is there any whitewater?

-Lakes and Ponds

c.  How much weight capacity do you need?  Are you a big fella or will you be packing a lot of gear?

-About 400lbs for 2 people.

f.  Do you need a motor mount for a trolling motor?  Some come with a mount, others can add a mount.

g.  higher numbered denier is more durable than lower numbered denier fabric on the pontoons.  If you're fishing moving water, go with high number denier (800-1200) or PVC outer bladder with nylon inner bladder.

-I'd like a troller but could handle paddling.

h.  Check around with local fly fishing stores and guides.  They know more about these boats that traditional anglers.

-Only have a Gander Mountain 30mins away. No locals.

I'm not much on the pontoon style. The ones I'm leaning towards are more inflatable raft types.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


  • fishing reel

    fishing forum

    Outboard Engine

    fishing forum

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.