Outcast Power Drifter

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  1. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    Whats up guys?
    Does anyone have any experience with one of these boats? They look pretty badass. (they kinda look like an inflatable canoe). I am thinking about picking one up, but I dont know how stable they would be in hairy water. They do look like they would be great for a float/camp situation and for the Yak, cause you can stand up on them and fish.

    Vegas Baby, Vegas
     
  2. Stephen Rice

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    I saw a couple of them going down the East Fork of the Lewis last week. They seem to handle well and there were a couple of hairy spots. I couldn't tell how it would do for fishing cause the guys weren't fishing. I would like to try one myself. it looks wierd going down the river cause I am used to seeing people sitting inside of the craft instead of above it.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    That would be great if I could get a boat that allowed me to stand and fish, would keep me above the water and was stable going through some rapids. Heres a picture of one if you dont know what I am talking about.

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    Call Clark at Puget Sound Fly Co. (425)839-4119 as he has used you from their Outcast rep and had some good pros and cons about the raft.
     
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    What's the damage on something like that?
     
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    When i was checking these out a couple years ago my impression was that outcast was saying they should only be used in stillwater or very slow moving rivers. They are not whitewater boats which is why I went with a watermaster.

    -sean
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    They run about $1000, if you paid retail
     
  8. spanishfly

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    Check out this clip.

    Dennis,
     
  9. spanishfly

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    DOH! Didn't work...I found a video clip that gave a review on the power drifter looks cool!
     
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    NW Angler on Bainbridge IS has these in the store - not sure if they have been using them on their guided trips or not - might be worth a call. My kids played in the demo boat - my gut says it would not be as laterally stable as a pontoon boat.

    Surf
     
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    Hows it hangin' Andy?,

    Those do look bad ass. I want one. A guy can never have enough fishin' rigs I always say.
    And look at all that room fore + aft for coolers and what not so a guy could keep his PBRs icey cold. :beer2:
    I don't know if I'd want to run much classlll water in it but she looks like a mighty fine still water/slow water craft.

    Peace,
    LT :cool:
     
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    If any of you are thinking about a ‘Power Drifter,’ we have a demo boat in the shop right now. Give one a try. I was very impressed by this boat. Having never given the ‘Power Drifter’ much thought before, it was a very nice surprise.
    Anil
    www.pugetsoundflyco.com
     

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