Pontoon Choice (Outcast/Bucks/Watermaster/Others)

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Matt Roelofs, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. nathanj

    nathanj New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    seattle, wa
    Home Page:
    Has anyone purchased a Watermaster recently? I know they had a change of ownership, but their website is still in shambles and my emails bounce back when sent to them. I'd like to purchase one for spring, but I'm wondering if there is a waiting period or if they're out of business?
     
  2. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,180
    Likes Received:
    215
    Location:
    State of Jefferson U.S.A.
    Watermaster was sold & the previous owner started up a new business.
    http://waterstrider.com/
     
  3. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    waterstrider was a spinoff long before Watermaster had their ownership issues.

    I'm not sure what the status of Watermaster (www.kickboat.com) is -maybe Chris (administrator) can add something?? :)
     
  4. Matt Roelofs

    Matt Roelofs Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    B'ham, WA
    I just wanted to update this thread now that I've made my choice - hopefully others can learn from my search.

    I went with the Southfork -- for mostly the same reasons outlined in my original post - nice enough to avoid wanting to upgrade too soon, but not a budget breaker either (the extra money is the start of the driftboat / raft fund -- my wife is getting more and more interested in FF'ing, so we'll need to add a multiperson craft to the fleet sometime soon).

    I haven't had the boat out yet, but plan to this weekend. I'm pretty excited about it!

    Thanks again to all for the advice! :beer2:
     
  5. Matt Roelofs

    Matt Roelofs Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    B'ham, WA
    ***edit to remove double post***
     
  6. Flyfishsteel

    Flyfishsteel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GH,WA
    Anyone use their watermaster on the Sol Duc? Can you put an anchor on the watermaster? Thanks
     
  7. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    NoSho, ma
    Nice. Having more access to water is going to pump you up.