New Renegade on the way

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#16
You're going to like the Renegade. I got mine this spring and absolutely love it.
The "hose end" adaptor on the pump works really well - I was surprised at that too, but it does the job without fail.
I don't have the stripping apron. I just the coil loose line on the corner of the seat front next to my leg. That's worked for me so far.
The strap-on anchor release was back-ordered for a couple of weeks for me as well. It arrived in due time and has worked well with an 8Lb. vinyl coated mushroom anchor I have. I think I originally got it from West Marine.
Have fun with your new boat.
 

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#17
I did the same as Wayne and eventually learned that the seat was much more comfortable with less than full air.
I'm going to try it with the square PFD cushion next time out. Thanks for the tip.
 
#18
All the frameless boats have cloth seats.
Not true.. Watermasters have a bracket that can fit on their boat that can fit any fishing seat you want. It was one of the bigger selling points for me. I need a ton of back support to not only be comfortable but to not be in pain at the end of the day. Anyways enjoy your renegade and I hope you figure out a solution for your problem.

Picture of me playing with setup in my living room. Now just where will I fit my new puppy.
 

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#19
Ok, maybe I just need to play with the seat a little more, I've read some say to make the seat a little softer but it's hard to tell sitting in the driveway... ;)
All I have is the hand pump and it takes a little effort to put the air in, so if I push the valve in first it'll go in easier? I'll try that tomorrow. (Googling LVM and K-pump)
Thanks
Will
I use a Coleman rechargeable air mattress pump. It doesn't exactly fit the valve perfect and doesn't fill it up to a suitable pressure for floating. But if I open the valve and push the rechargeable pump against it, it'll fill my WaterMaster up in a minute. Top it off with 6 pumps from the foot pump and it is ready to go for the day. I wasn't interested in spending $189 for a pump that hooks onto your car battery. Having no wires and not having to deal with your car right next to the river probably saves you time in the long run. I got the pump for $15 at a discount general store where I live.

A little more expensive at Wallmart than I paid but still a ton better than $189 for a 12V pump from the manufacturer! http://www.walmart.com/ip/9870597?w...86607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=19880599990&veh=sem
 

Blue

Active Member
#20
Not true.. Watermasters have a bracket that can fit on their boat that can fit any fishing seat you want. It was one of the bigger selling points for me. I need a ton of back support to not only be comfortable but to not be in pain at the end of the day. Anyways enjoy your renegade and I hope you figure out a solution for your problem.

Picture of me playing with setup in my living room. Now just where will I fit my new puppy.




I totally forgot Scadden offered one as well. BUT, it is an extra, the boats don't come with them.
I saw one 3 or 4 years ago. Molded, padded plastic seat on a little H shaped frame. Pretty cool little set-up, might be worth looking into.

As far as pumps, thanks for posting your choice. Pretty cool.
 

Blue

Active Member
#22
For that price, you really can't beat it. Still need a hand pump to top off.
I was just going to add, with my LVM, I can also suck the air out, which really is nice when using the suitcase or any other storage bag. I do use the little rechargeable batteries with it. If you use your vehicle, be sure it is off.
AND, I also use an air gauge. Amazing how far off I was trying to guess, and like car tires, it made a difference. :)
 
#23
I went out and purchased one of those pumps on the way out of town for our family vacation. Found out that it works pretty well, however it doesn't have enough pressure to open the valves on its own so I had to push and turn the valve to a locked open position. Once I did that, it inflated quickly. You then have to move quickly and close the valve once you remove the pump before all the air comes out of the toon.
After that, it needed about 10 pumps with my double action hand pump. If it had more pressure it would be perfect. Still for the price not bad
 
#24
^Sorry, that is what I was trying to explain in my first post about the pump but apparently failed to do so. Glad it's working for you though!
 
#25
No problems, I was just giving a some feedback especially for those who might be looking for an electric pump. It has a number o positives including not having to be hooked up to your battery. For me it works great for the $28 bucks I paid.
 
#27
Well, it's been about 2 weeks since the boats came and we're still waiting for the rest of the parts to get here, missing the roller duffles (my bud got the Assault) and I was only sent 1 side bag for the renegade, still no anchor rollers. Dave really doesn't seem to organized...
 
#28
Well, it's been about 2 weeks since the boats came and we're still waiting for the rest of the parts to get here, missing the roller duffles (my bud got the Assault) and I was only sent 1 side bag for the renegade, still no anchor rollers. Dave really doesn't seem to organized...
Ahh! After the initial blush of excitement reality sets in, Definition: Oxymoron, Ex: Customer service/ Scadden Boats.

jesse
 
#29
That's about it.
Anchor roller was here when we got home from our trip so at least I'll have an anchor for our next one when we leave Friday.
I think I'll use it to experiment with rod holder placement too before I buy the glue on Scotty's.
Need to figure out something with the front straps of the NRS stripping apron too.
Like it so far, my old Caddis fins broke the rear straps, going to try gluing some nylon webbing on rather than throwing them out, really need fins when playing fish or working lines, casting etc.
 
#30
Just back from another trip, tried out the Scotty strap on anchor mount, seemed to hold fairly well with the 6 pound anchor. If you use the strap on do you run the straps down through the drain holes in the bottom layer or did you slit the bottom with a knife for the straps to go through?





Used another strap on mount to experiment with the rod holder placement, worked pretty well in this location but I'll put the glue on a little closer to my seat to make it a little easier to reach. I found it better with the rod holder in the top of the mount rather than the side where I felt it got in the way when I put my foot on the foot rest, will put a mount on the right pontoon too. Was able to put the holder for the old Fishin Buddy on the same straps, not perfect (it tends to wobble around a bit ) but good enough I think...




Need to come up with something to attach the front straps to for the NRS stripping apron, was thinking about running a piece of string from the fot rest bar up to the top and clipping it to that.

Like to try some longer oars, any suggestions that won't break the bank?
Thanks