Boat suggestions.

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Josh Stroud, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Josh Stroud

    Josh Stroud Active Member

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    Heck ya, that would be an awesome boat. I will have to check out that book as well, pretty interesting.
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

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    The rapid roberts are almost the same thing. The boat above is an OLD model. The newer ones are built a bit more friendly. Of course they won't cut as well in the water, but it's the "trade off" between a good drift boat and powered boat. But it's workable, depending on what you get. The aluminum boat I had (it was a standard drift boat mind you) with LS 9.9hp ran like a champ, trolled nice, and did what I needed it too. Yeah, you get some sway, but any flat bottomed sled not on plane with main motor did same thing (I know mine did).
     
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    That looks like a beast of a drift boat for sure.
     
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    You'll be here in time for the Puyallup Sportsman's Show and the Portland Sportsman's Show, both in January. Portland has a lot more. Might get some great ideas at these.
     
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    I'm looking for a sled this winter, but man that newer hybrid raised my eyebrows. Probably a little out of my price range.
     
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    Go on a weekday if you can. Weekends give a new definition to claustrophobia.
     
  9. Josh Stroud

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    Nice, sounds like the big sportsmans show is Anchorage each March. Will have to check it out.
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I agree with going to the Portland show vs the Puyallup show. Love the Puyallup show, don't get me wrong, but the Portland show is A LOT bigger. Plus, getting close to the end of the show season (last show is Redmond for this circuit) so may get a better deal, especially if they have any on the floor. :)
     
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    Sweet, I don't think Puyallup is too far - and I believe Portland is within a couple hours. I liked going to the ones here in AK for the same reason, you can usually get some smoking deals.
     
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    Puyallup is a close neighbor to Auburn. The Portland show is right across the Columbia so you don't have to deal with Portland traffic. Plan to stay all day.