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Cartopper Boats?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by duncan, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. duncan

    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I'm getting tired of showing up to lakes and discovering that the best fishing is near the middle of some of these Western Washington lakes.

    Can you guys steer me towards some nice light boats that can support an adult and a couple small boys?

    One man carryable

    Can fit on top of a car/minivan.

    Can use oars as some of the lakes do not allow motors - eletric or gas.
     
  2. A_Swede_17_1911

    A_Swede_17_1911

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    i would check out for some small aluminum boat, i belive alumaweld makes some, possibly some like Koffler as well. Also maybe a canoe would work for you. They make some mini drift boats as well, also have you thought about a float tube?
     

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    I use a 17 1/2 ft Alumacraft canoe for exactly the duties you mention. Side mother mount, 2 hp gas or electric motor.

    Any of the small aluminum john boats would work good too.
     
  4. duncan

    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    How much are those aluminum john boats?

    Also thinking a float tube.
     
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    I second the recommendation to go with a canoe! Check out the Mad River Explorer line. They are very wide and stable. A 16ft Royalex (fancy word for plastic) is about 75lbs I think and easy to handle on your own and we'll be fine with 2 well behaved little ones. I personally have a 14' that I truck-top on a Thule rack and use it for lake and pond fishing exclusively. have fun, good luck.
     
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  9. MrMurphy

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    The Ram-X plastic boats are pretty decent and they make canoes too.

    Cabelas has an outrigger system for canoes you can mount to make them more stable.