Any thoughts / reviews on the Outcast OSG Commander?

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  1. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    Looking for a one person raft and have been trying to measure up the Watermaster Grizzly, Assault, and Outcast OSG.

    I like smaller boats with the ability to carry enough gear for an ultralight weekend overnight. I like the boats to be smaller so I can fin and fish at the same time.

    Has anyone used one of these boats? They look pretty nice.

    -Jesse
     
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    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    Discuss with Freestone too.
     
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    35 pounds? Hardly ultralight. Many use the water master and load them up multi day trips.
     
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    When I said ultralight I meant the gear I'll be carrying. Mumbles and I did an overnight raft trip a couple years ago and it was no big deal on the smaller WaterMaster grizzly.

    I think my big concern with the OSG is whether its a good boat for finning backwards in. Second concern is whether it's a good boat to stand up in shallow water and fish from. The WaterMaster was really snaggy I imagine this would be the same.

    I'm going to have to try one out.
     
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    Jesse, I have used it on the Sky and a lake. Great boat. I own 3 of it's predecessors and love them except I always wished they had oars and now the Commander does. I have a Watermaster Kodiak too and there are different features I like about both of them.
     
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    Funny to say but I wish it was a foot longer. You could almost get another person on there.
     
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    Freestone, is there anything that jumps out that you don't like about the OSG Commander? I sold my 12' cataract this summer and have been looking at the smaller frameless boats for point-to-point transportation on calmer steelhead rivers like the Skagit/Sky/lower Bogichiel, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Jesse, after recently weighing the options of getting an Scadden Renegade I decided to go with the Creek co Voyager. Its frameless and basically stolen from scadden I would assume. Half the price though. Puyallup sportsmans has them for $450 right now. I love mine and have taken on many lakes as well as Wynoochee and Nisqually river. I cant speak to the build quality of a scadden vs the cost but I am impressed with my voyager thus far and at a good price its worth taking a look. Very comfy to be in for extended periods.
     
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    Thomas, there was nothing major that I didn't like about it and I will probably get one at some point. All in all, it is a great boat by a company with great service so I would highly recommend it.
     
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    Oh, I see. I'd pack light too. But Ultralight? I think I'd leave the kitchen sink at home.
     

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