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Postby Spincastguy » May Mon 10, 2021 5:28 am

I’m looking to purchase a high end inflatable fishing kayak or boat but can’t decide . Need portability and don’t want to deal with trailers roof racks etc . I am looking at these two by sea eagle . The 285 one man pontoon or the fastrack angler series . Which ever one I will use a trolling motor . What would be the advantage of kayak vs pontoon or boat ? Never kayaked but want stability to stand and cast . Both of these have hard floors for standing . Which would you choose ? https://youtu.be/Tsdd6cIERhw https://youtu.be/T22XioLIOIE
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Mon 10, 2021 5:30 am

Spincastguy wrote:I’m looking to purchase a high end inflatable fishing kayak or boat but can’t decide . Need portability and don’t want to deal with trailers roof racks etc . I am looking at these two by sea eagle . The 285 one man pontoon or the fastrack angler series . Which ever one I will use a trolling motor . What would be the advantage of kayak vs pontoon or boat ? Never kayaked but want stability to stand and cast . Both of these have hard floors for standing . Which would you choose ? https://youtu.be/Tsdd6cIERhw
https://youtu.be/T22XioLIOIE
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby threeats407 » May Mon 10, 2021 10:31 am

You may want to double check on where you will be putting in. I know in the past inflatables were not allowed in some forest preserve districts. That may have changed with the passage of time. Beck lake I know used to have a sign that prohibited them.
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Rambler » May Mon 10, 2021 11:48 am

If I'm not mistaken the Cook Cty FP regs say inflatables are allowed only if they have 'factory installed' hard floors. Seems the 2 inflatables you're looking at qualify. Not that you'd ever be checked anyway. :)
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Mon 10, 2021 6:23 pm

Rambler wrote:If I'm not mistaken the Cook Cty FP regs say inflatables are allowed only if they have 'factory installed' hard floors. Seems the 2 inflatables you're looking at qualify. Not that you'd ever be checked anyway. :)
yes both have hard floors
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby joetrain » May Mon 10, 2021 7:18 pm

I have no knowledge of inflatables other than every person I know that bought one ended up later buying a yak, canoe, boat, etc.

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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Mon 10, 2021 9:47 pm

joetrain wrote:I have no knowledge of inflatables other than every person I know that bought one ended up later buying a yak, canoe, boat, etc.

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Unfortunately I don’t have the room for a regular boat . The durability of these sea eagles are very good . The fast track kayak has additional gator like covering for extra protection . I just not sure if the kayak would be better approach than the pontoon.Both are pretty portable .
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby FloridaRigger » May Tue 11, 2021 10:25 am

hobie makes an inflatable with the mirage pedal drive, pricey though. NRS also makes a fishing inflatable kayak you might check out. I had one of those cheaper sevylor fish hunter boats and it worked OK but I'd always take a kayak over it. it's actually really easy to cartop a kayak with the right technique. I use a rubber backed bath mat to slide the kayak up my tall SUV. you never have to lift the full weight of the kayak with that method
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Rambler » May Tue 11, 2021 11:50 am

Can't give advice on either. But I would advise against taking an inflatable on the DPR.
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Tue 11, 2021 12:40 pm

FloridaRigger wrote:hobie makes an inflatable with the mirage pedal drive, pricey though. NRS also makes a fishing inflatable kayak you might check out. I had one of those cheaper sevylor fish hunter boats and it worked OK but I'd always take a kayak over it. it's actually really easy to cartop a kayak with the right technique. I use a rubber backed bath mat to slide the kayak up my tall SUV. you never have to lift the full weight of the kayak with that method
I’ll check those out
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby RonG » May Tue 11, 2021 1:22 pm

Inflatable? Make sure swimming lessons come with the package.
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby BrookeT » May Tue 11, 2021 3:42 pm

Bote is another option for inflatables.
https://www.boteboard.com

If space is an issue you should also check out the porta boat. There’s a guy at the Goons that fishes from one all the time. Looks pretty easy to fold up and they seem pretty stable.
https://www.porta-bote.com/
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Tue 11, 2021 9:58 pm

BrookeT wrote:Bote is another option for inflatables.
https://www.boteboard.com

If space is an issue you should also check out the porta boat. There’s a guy at the Goons that fishes from one all the time. Looks pretty easy to fold up and they seem pretty stable.
https://www.porta-bote.com/
yea ports boat looks cool but hefty price
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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby joetrain » May Wed 19, 2021 8:33 am

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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Spincastguy » May Mon 24, 2021 12:49 pm

joetrain wrote:Found this for you Omer.
https://www.advancedelements.com/inflat ... tch-kayak/ Thanks joe I’ll look it over

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Re: Undecided need advice

Postby Rambler » Jun Wed 02, 2021 4:22 pm

Ever pull the trigger?
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