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Feb 22, 2021 16:43:00   #
RDTWU Loc: CLE
 
Well, as the weather breaks..., and the ice melts, the family is itching to Camp and Fish!
This year I thought, why not get on the water.

Question, anyone out there have any experience with folding boats?
Port a boate?

Would love to take the 3 of us out, without a trailer and all the fees associated.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:44:05   #
RDTWU Loc: CLE
 
Or any other options

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Feb 22, 2021 16:53:32   #
Egghead Loc: Rock Springs Wyoming
 
My brother has a fold up boat. He weighes in about 145. And that with s 2 hp Honda on the back is about all it can handle weight Wise. You can try putting three people in it, I might be wrong. But I seen him in it on the lake. Not something I would put my family in.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:04:55   #
GaryH Loc: Northern Pa.
 
RDTWU wrote:
Or any other options


Zodiac...

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Feb 22, 2021 18:06:11   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
RDTWU wrote:
Well, as the weather breaks..., and the ice melts, the family is itching to Camp and Fish!
This year I thought, why not get on the water.

Question, anyone out there have any experience with folding boats?
Port a boate?

Would love to take the 3 of us out, without a trailer and all the fees associated.


RDTWU, I believe there are a few people on here that have them. You may want to start a new thread mentioning Port-a-boats, you should hear from them.

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Feb 23, 2021 10:27:26   #
RDTWU Loc: CLE
 
Thanks,
I'll look into zodiac..
But deep down, I gotta ask myself..
If they work, more people would use them
If you don't see much of them out there, it'd tell you something.
We converted a small bus into a camper, adding a boat trailer changes what we can get into, only real reason considering a folding boat

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Feb 23, 2021 20:19:33   #
fishinphil
 
that small bus of yours...wasnt in a sitcom years ago with a band....was it?

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Feb 23, 2021 20:26:46   #
RDTWU Loc: CLE
 
Heck we are in a sitcom now when we load it up w dogs cats and birds
Throw in a 4 year old adventurer and I bet I could market that!
You got it man

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Feb 23, 2021 20:31:14   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
RDTWU wrote:
Thanks,
I'll look into zodiac..
But deep down, I gotta ask myself..
If they work, more people would use them
If you don't see much of them out there, it'd tell you something.
We converted a small bus into a camper, adding a boat trailer changes what we can get into, only real reason considering a folding boat


Zodiacs are very popular on the coast, yacht tenders, dingys, and for the young ones to buzz around in. They are the pioneers of the inflatable industry, originally designed for Navy Seals, and shore assault, before they went commercial.

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Feb 24, 2021 00:15:59   #
OregonBob Loc: Oregon
 
I've always been happy with a small aluminum cartopper and 4 to 6hp. I can load the boat on top of my truck pretty easily.

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Feb 24, 2021 01:07:28   #
Jeremy Loc: Oregon
 
If your loading into a fold a boat EVERYONE needs to wear PFD. I would also stay near shore. They are spooky if you ask me.

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Feb 24, 2021 05:51:06   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
Check out the Sea Eagle line of inflatable boats. I have 4 in various configurations, some for many years, now. Tough and no probs.

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Feb 24, 2021 11:19:02   #
RDTWU Loc: CLE
 
Thanks I will check those out

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