Scadden Assault Xx Vs Watermaster Kodiak

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  1. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Bringing up an old thread, because my WM is on it's way!


    SF, I'd be interested in hearing how you put that hard floor together.
     
  2. JesseC

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    Just took my first float in an AssaultXX and even though it's a larger boat, it sure rows a lot better than the watermaster. Not that the WM is really a chore to row, but I found the rockered hull to be a significant improvement.
     
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  3. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    I really do enjoy my WaterMaster Kodiak. A recent configuration is having three boat cushions stacked and tied-down on the deck to seat one of the grandkids for lake fishing. Unfortunately, they grow-up too fast... with their legs leading the charge!

    I do have the opinion the WM is a bit sluggish on moving water. Enough so, that I am perhaps overly mindful in preparing for obstructions; or take-outs in higher water. On the other hand, I think it is more stable and "sticky' when lake fishing in a breeze, and I can hold my position well.

    Because of both issues above, I am considering the AssaultXX; but I won't give up the WaterMaster. That way, there is potential for three generations to be on the water together! And... I can pick between two boats for a given solo situation. Can you tell I am trying to talk myself into it?
     
  4. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    I went through the WM/Assault debate, and flexibility/customization, quality of materials, and my aversion to the inflatable seat pointed me toward the WM. I got the boat bottom, and am in the process of making a hard floor for it. I test drove both, and thought the Assault XX was more responsive, the boat is so small that I didn't feel the need for the added responsiveness.

    My only real beef with the boat is that without the rocker, the stern rides really low and can take on water (see my surf pic below) if you're a sloppy rower like me. With the attachable bottom, I've taken on a bit of water. Need to get me a k-pump to double as a bailer I guess.

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  5. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    Thats a nice shot!!
     
  6. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Thanks to Dave McCoy of Emerald Water Anglers. He graduated me to much of W. WA's waters after taking his river safety course. I stole the image from the Patagonia ambassador blog.
     
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    Just out of curiosity - why do you put the bottom in on moving water?
     
  8. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Because Dave wanted me to throw it on. He'd never seen the bottom and wanted to see how it worked out.
     
  9. james.jimenez

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    I like my Challenger XXX by Dave Scadden... BUT I WILL BE POSTING A NASTY THREAD SOON DESCRIBING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! May be making a trip to Utah... GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!
     
  10. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Another reason I went WM. Sorry to hear about your experience.
     
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    Blue Active Member

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    Should be getting taken care of as I type
     
  12. james.jimenez

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    Unfortunately it was not corrected..
     
  14. Siskiyoublues

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    I've read too many of these and it played a large part in my recent decision to get a Watermaster. Good luck!
     
  15. james.jimenez

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    Another week has gone by.. Still no resolution..