Scadden Assault vs. BSI Watermaster?

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#1
I'm a happy Watermaster owner but recently learned about the Scadden Assault, which appears to be identical except for the inflatable seat deck. I'd appreciate an unbiased report from anybody with firsthand experience with BOTH craft that can point out other comparisons between the two.

TIA,

K
 

Blue

Active Member
#6
I have the XX and it is perfect. Someone mentioned stillwater, I met a gentleman and his son last year on Henry's lake with a WM. He rowed up to me to eye the Assault. Man that WM did not move well on stillwater at all. I have not tried moving water...YET, but if the Assault handles this well on stillwater calm and 4 foot waves, I am betting it does wonderful on moving water.
New designs are a good thing.
 

Gregg Lundgren

Now fishing on weekdays too!
#7
Blue... Are you now singing the praises of a "frameless enclosed hull" boat? I thought you had posted earlier that you were an advocate of "front entry" boats over "closed hull" for various reasons. I guess a Scadden new design is indeed a good thing!
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#8
Kent, there is a new contender in that market. Check out the new Outcast Commander. http://www.outcastboats.com/outcast/products/default.aspx?id=43

It is essentially a Kayak-Watermaster/Assault hybrid. It has rocker like the Assault but is pointy like a kayak so it should move through the water very well. It has built-in oars like the other two.

I have an older version of this boat (sans oars) and it is one of my favorite watercraft (and you know I have a lot). The only thing I have wanted to change is I wished it had oars and now it does! They have changed some other things, some I like and some I don't but I am hoping to try out the model as soon as I can. I have a Kodiak, an old Tote-N-Float and have briefly tried the Assualt. If the new Outcast handles like my old one, I can tell you that it will be my favorite of all of them.
 

Blue

Active Member
#9
Blue... Are you now singing the praises of a "frameless enclosed hull" boat? I thought you had posted earlier that you were an advocate of "front entry" boats over "closed hull" for various reasons. I guess a Scadden new design is indeed a good thing!

I still have my open end boats, but I ended up guiding on stillwater last year and the Assault put "US" right on top of the action and I can carry the boat fully loaded by myself.



Plus, they are very stabil for standing. Just an awesome design. and what is cool, is without another person, you can sit at either end and move around more so able to stay out on the water longer.
 

Blue

Active Member
#11
Kent, there is a new contender in that market. Check out the new Outcast Commander. http://www.outcastboats.com/outcast/products/default.aspx?id=43

It is essentially a Kayak-Watermaster/Assault hybrid. It has rocker like the Assault but is pointy like a kayak so it should move through the water very well. It has built-in oars like the other two.

I have an older version of this boat (sans oars) and it is one of my favorite watercraft (and you know I have a lot). The only thing I have wanted to change is I wished it had oars and now it does! They have changed some other things, some I like and some I don't but I am hoping to try out the model as soon as I can. I have a Kodiak, an old Tote-N-Float and have briefly tried the Assualt. If the new Outcast handles like my old one, I can tell you that it will be my favorite of all of them.



Interesting...I use to own one of these....hmmmmmmmm

http://www.flyfishingconnection.com/1reviews/scadden/escalade.html
 

Blue

Active Member
#13
Three man is all I know. I haven't seen it yet. He is out of town this month. Should be at the Washington show soon.

Great thing is, it can be ONE person, two or three with easy.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#14
Kent, I had and loved the Kodiak. When my friend Rob saw the Assault at a show and told me I needed to check it out I did. The rocketed hull appealed to me greatly. I found the Assault to handle better in moving water so I sold the Kodiak to a friend and forum member. Two great boats. I find the inflatable seat more comfortable. I needed to add more d rings to add a cargo net and use cataract mini magnum oars over the Scadden river oars. If you arrange a fishing outing with one of the few locally that have the Assault you can do a side by side.