Okay...I've searched "pontoon" here and on google til I can't see straight, and I still can't find what I'm looking for. I have an outcast trinity tube that I love for lakes, but it's no pontoon. This leaves me looking for access points that I can wade from on rivers, wistfully watching the boats go by. Two weeks from now I'll be fishing the Cowlitz with a bunch of you codgers, and I have no boat, which I hear is a need for that river. (Not entirely true...I do have a canoe.) Which brings me to my point: Orvis has their pontoons on sale for $297. Yes I'd love to go buy a water master, but at $1100, I could buy two pontoons and have an extra for a buddy with cash to spare. The water master isn't out of the question, but the $300 is a little easier to justify. Does anyone have an Orvis Pontoon or know someone that has? I'm one of those pain in the asses that rarely impulse buys, but rather researches to no end for the best value that meets my requirements. As Nov 11th nears, my rational thinking will deteriorate as I seek to avoid being boatless on the Cowlitz. On a separate note...if there is an army of pontoons and boats decending on the Cowlitz in a few weekends, is there going to be some sort of organized shuttle brigade? Not having a boat, I am unwise in the ways of shuttling.