Inflatable Kayaks

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  1. jesse clark

    jesse clark Active Member

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    I don't really care what the boats are called. I this is the kind of craft in am interested in.
    I walked that Creek at Ohanapecosh this summer and thought that creekers would have a blast there. To much for me, but the Rapids in schnapps pics would be fun.
    I will check them out I have always been a aire fan and have owned a pontoon and raft that they made and was very impressed.
    Jesse
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    What craft and is he selling? If so, please connect his dot and mine!
     
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    I TOTALLY disagree with everything you said. He must've bought a cheap Sevylor one. I have the Outcast Powerdrifter (made by Aire) and love it to death. I bought it to replace a hard shell kayak. I've used it on lakes and rivers in all its configurations. Can't rave enough about it.
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    @Jerry Daschofsky Will you PLEASE stop posting porn?! You know that I do not have one of these and have no will power, LOL!
     
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    I looked at the power drifter but I would rather have a completely frameless boat. And the hard floor is better for what I want. I really need about 6 boats.
    Jesse
     
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    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    You can use this without a frame. I pull frame out and use a padded stadium seat in it with a standard kayak paddle. This is the older model with hard foam floor. I'm fat and can safely stand and floor is solid under foot. The last ones they made with inflatable floor I heard weren't as solid, of course.
    You love it and you know it!
     
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    By the way using this with an electric trolling motor is amazing.
     
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    Did I incite Jesse enough? Did he get one yet? Need more sales pitch? Let's do it. I'm not crispy enough, according to @Shapp.

    Let's hit Jerry and his porn.... Tell me, when you want to stop, do you use your oars, or just stand up? How much draft does that thing have?

    Now, before everyone gets their girdles all twisted, think about what you are peddling (or rowing) and the consequences. Jesse is getting a blowup raft and wants validation, plus juicy pictures--porn--to inflame his image. It molds to the space in his trailer. You are pitching the same beast. It's that simple.

    I have owned kayaks. I have owned blowup rafts. I might be able the tie the tips of my toon together and call it a kayak, just like Jerry, but without variable draft. They all do the same thing. I'm just throwing the tacks you all choose to ignore.
     
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    Hbmcc I am not looking for validation I was seeking advise. I am a thinker and I will buy what I believe works for me when I have gotten the advise and tested the boats.
    What is wrong with that and why do you choose to be an ass? Take your tacks and go away.
    Jesse
     
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    Jesse - Take a look at Scadden's stingray kayaks. I looked at the AIRE models as well as few other and went with the Stingray and could not be happier. Class 1 and 2 no problem, and does really well on stillwater, even will a strong wind.
     
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    Aire will actually back their warranty though lol


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    The 'Powerdrifter' is gone! No longer in production. I wish it was with one of the new cross stich inflatable floors.
    I use a small section of carpeted plywood on top of the inflatable floor to stand on. Haven't fallen out yet. Rescued my buddy when he turtled his Scadden. Had my original Powerdrifter for 12 years. That's good quality!
     
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    It may be out of production, but the good thing is that aire's patterns are all computer cut. So if you got a couple folks together that wanted a power drifter, I am pretty sure you could talk aire into making a few more.
     
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    I've rowed and owed kayaks for almost 40 years. Mostly whitewater ones, but some ocean/touring ones too. Sold my Wilderness Pamlico to buy a sit on top. This came up at a phenomenal price. Every review was good on it. I bought it as a hybrid and something to use until I found a Wilderness Tarpon SOT. It's performed flawlessly so have put off looking for a hard boat. When I stop I do it either with anchor system, use oars/paddle, or do it like a traditional SOT, put my feet over the side and stand up. This boat has a floor like a SOT to stand up on. It only drafts a couple inches. The high weight capacity helps with that.

    Onto your strapping two toons together comment. It's an inflatable and it's designed similar to a SOT, just with A LOT heavier carrying capacity for an identical sized SOT. I know you're smart enough to know boats and materials change. I highly doubt you use a tanned skin covered kayak. If you have a drift boat I doubt you use a true Mackenzie style wooden boat.

    Also on your comment, they have to give it a name. Is it a raft? Nah not really. Is it a pontoon? Again not really. The design is similar to a SOT, so inflatable kayak is appropriate. I've also owned and designed frames for rafts and catarafts and have run them for years. This boat handles much differently than either a raft or a cat. Similar to a SOT. I feel it's a good call.
     
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