The Perfect Boat...

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Riverman, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Blue

    Blue Active Member

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    The Assault is a sweet boat but if you like fishing tip in water, might want to think open front Renegade.
     
  2. Billinoregon

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    Riverman, I just started down this path myself. With two lumbar fusions and being on the wrong side of 60 I just can't hack the seating position in my kayak anymore, so I am looking very seriously at one-man 'toons. My big questions are framed or frameless, and stand up or kickboat style. I really like the idea of a boat being light enough to pack in for a mile or two, but also really like the idea of a high, dry ride with honest-to-gosh metal oar platforms and real oars, not little aluminum and plastic jobbies.
    Looking at the Catchercraft 1-Salt and the Skookum 9 and 10-foot Steelheaders. In a frameless, Scadden's Renegade looks very hard to beat, but he seems to have a sketchy rep with some people in my first round of Googling ... Choosing a 'toon is a pleasant misery though, ain't it?
     
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    By the way, I heard really great things about Bruce at Water Ready, but he just replied to my e-mail that he is no longer building frames.
     
  4. sportsman

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    What year did you buy it? Never knew who the 2 guys were who were behind the T&F, but they had a great idea...just never took it to the next level. Dave Inks { Waterstrider/Watermaster } saw the potential, had the brains and moxy and made it happen.
     
  5. Riverman

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    Think I will just stick with my rig that I have paid for... smile.
     
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    NateTreat Banned or Parked

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    I love my boat. I'd also like to pick up a three man toon though. Not sure of the outfit, but was talking to a guy at the sportsmen show that custom builds 'em for you.
     
  7. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    I got it a few years ago, used, from a retired doctor. He was pairing things down and I was the lucky beneficiary! I really like the fact that if feels about half the weight of my buddy's Watermaster. Probably not as durable, but in shallow water it's easy to just stand up with the thing and go for a walk. I'm only a buck-fifty total so too heavy and I'm in trouble ;)
     
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    Bought the Outcast Commander OSG this winter, love it...lite, stable, maneuverable, setup is a breeze; couldn't be happier with it.
     
  9. JesseC

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    I like fishing solo. Or with buddies who all have their own 1p boats. That way I don't have to listen to bullshit all day and everyone can stop and fish the water they want.

    If I could only have one boat it'd be a watermaster kodiak. It's a little more sluggish in the river, even compared with the 2p assualt xx I have. However, i'd fully expect the watermaster to last twice as long as the assault.

    I view my assault as a disposable slowly dissolving boat. I always make sure to wear my really nice PFD while i'm on it.