Pontoon catastrophe!!

Anyone have this happen to them before?? If you have, what was your quick fix? Please someone tell me I will be covered by the lifetime warranty. Calling the company and sending emails right now.. AHHHHHHHHHH!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!


Wow. Bummer. Interested in seeing what happens here. Care to share what happened?

I suspect Dave will help you take care of this, if you can get in touch with him.

I would like to tell everyone I was fishing in some class 12 rapids, but the reality is I was on a lake. The water was like glass. I had been fishing for about 20 minutes or so when I went to paddle when the thing just snapped. Thank goodness I had fins in the car otherwise I would have had to scrap the whole trip.

While writing this post I received an email from the Scadden crew. A replacement part is being shipped.


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Luckily you weren't running class 3, 5 or 12 rapid....that failure would have made things very interesting besides possibly being life threatening.
Just as an aside . . .I've owned three Watermasters over the past 12 years and while I'm now primarily a stillwater guy, I've taken those boats down most of the Puget Sound S rivers as well as the Yakima and the Spokane in Washington and many big name rivers in WY, CO, MT, and ID. Never had an issue, let alone a major failure.


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That would sure product some OHHHH FFUUUUUU's if you were in the middle of some fast water power strokes. Haha....

My mind is having a fun time trying to figure out how I'd try and fix this in the field.... 3 miles from the take out....
You would think all the pinable oar lock patches come from the same exact factory and would be identical. Looking at the pictures on the OSG Commander it does look exactly the same. The Big Sky Inflatables does not look the same.

The walls seem a little thin compared the the water Master Silvertip Jesse owns and the Grizzly I own. Luke stood a WM Zodiac up on its side, on the Klickitat, at 3000CFS, hung on a rock, until the heavy duty oar broke. Happened very ""fast"". Jesse stood his WM Silvertip up on its side, on the Naches, at 800cfs, with a full load of beer for Jesse, a full load of the worst Tamales I have ever seen, enough spare clothes to last the winter, on a rock, until the heavy duty oar broke, in extra super slow motion.This brought into question the oar being pinned in the first place, not to mention if you get too strong an oar does it rip the pinable oar patch out. Apparently not in a WM.

Now Jesse has to be prepared to fix his Assault XX 3 miles from the take out and I promise you he will not be cutting into his beer weight for this fix. I have yet to see him end a float with beer left.


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