Aire Puma

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  1. Runejl

    Runejl Josh

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    Hey Guys,

    Picked up a raft last week with a two man fishing frame and am really excited about towing it around and floating various rivers. Only thing it didnt come with is a trailer.

    Floated Two days last weekend, one with a Scadden 3 man pontoon boat and one with the Puma. The Raft was a much more stable fishing platform and held when on anchor (the pontoon boat swung from side to side and catwalked down the run)

    Im looking for a way to make a trailer or buy one that somebody is trying to clear out of there garage.

    Also looking at ways to add a third seat in back and make some rod holders. Being that the Puma is a little under 12 feet, space is limited and being creative is a must.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Josh
     
  2. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

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    I have an NRS Sprite with a two man frame. Two weeks ago we took it and my two man Scadden down the Methow and my brother and I were each trying to pawn off the raft on each other. The Scadden is much easier to row and fish out of than the raft. I like the raft for big white water and it is basically my play boat. It will be more stable on anchor than a pontoon or my drift boat, but I find I don't anchor much, either fishing while we float or stopping and fishing an area by wading. As for a trailer, I have one that came in kit form from a company called Broyhill (Google them) that works really well for my pontoons or raft. If you can find an old boat trailer, you can make a nice trailer-Trout Master has a nice one. For a rear seat check NRS for framing supplies. Rick
     
  3. Trout Master

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    Rick, thanks for the plug on my trailer. The broyhill trailers are good. Yes mine is a converted shorelander boat trailer, fit a 14' seadoo jet boat. Added 3" box tubing across the frame and a 3/4" plywood decking covered in epoxy and undercoated on the bottom side. Added a cargo box up front and shes is perfect.
     
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    An Aire Puma will row like a pig with three guys in it fishing. Unless they are all under 200 lbs.
     
  5. longstick

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    I Have a utility trailer I converted for an aire puma that I have only used three times. I will send you some pics pm me your email. I paid just over $1000 and was thinking of selling it for $650-700
     
  6. Rick Todd

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    I picked up a 5'x12' utility trailer my found on Craigs List a month ago for $500. The only problem with a lot of utility trailers is that they are pretty stiffly sprung and bounce a lot on dirt roads. My broyhill has torsion bars like my drift boat trailer and they work a lot better on rough roads. Rick
     
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    Rick, yes my shorelander is rated for 2800 lbs ,so it is a bumpy ride. I will change springs or remove a leaf or 2 someday.