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    Best boat for small carry on lakes.... Light and stable.

    Right now we use an 8ft Bass Baby plastic boat. It's great for small ponds. I think the weight limit is 450lbs.. I'm 200 and friend is 300lbs. troller, batt, 2.3hp Honda 4stroke, 30+lbs of winter gear and tackle, etc... It's very much over loaded. We have tipped it over in cold water. We have to carry this boat across ice pretty far sometimes to get to open water as this is our winter boat.


    What boat in the 12-14ft range is light, wide and stable after we add some seats and pedestals? I've talked to my friend telling him we are risking our lives every time we use this boat.

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    for something to "carry" sadly i dont know of many personally especially quoting those weight needs, i had a coleman crawdad for years and never tipped or had issue at all 2 adults plus and 5hp motor and gas and gear BUT THE RANGERS SAW IT DIFFERENTLY and issued me an overcapacity summons and i sold the boat soon after

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    Both of you should get a kayak.
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    Sounds dumb but I think a air boat would do a great job.
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    1) kayaks can’t hold that two person load. 2) an airboat can’t be carried unless the two guys are Olympic deadlifters read post

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo924 View Post
    1) kayaks can’t hold that two person load. 2) an airboat can’t be carried unless the two guys are Olympic deadlifters read post
    I did read it that's why I said they both should get a kayak. He also said that they carry it across ice I think a air boat would go right across ice DID you read the original post?
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    We both have yaks... Don't want to use them for this application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo924 View Post
    1) kayaks can’t hold that two person load. 2) an airboat can’t be carried unless the two guys are Olympic deadlifters read post
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    Quote Originally Posted by born 2 fish View Post
    I did read it that's why I said they both should get a kayak. He also said that they carry it across ice I think a air boat would go right across ice DID you read the original post?
    Yeah the title small carry on that’s not an air boat

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    Have you seen the Sun Dolphin Pro120?

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    We want pedestal seats, Outboard motor, troller etc...

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    An airboat is not a carry on , if you mean an inflatable then that’s totally different

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21XDC View Post
    We want pedestal seats, Outboard motor, troller etc...


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    These Sun Dolphin boats are cool... But nothing I can carry across ice for any distance... They are heavy.

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    Your bass baby is 130 lbs. Sun Dolphin is 238. 100 lbs difference for all the extra room and stability.

    Ive had a lot of small boats and this is the closest I’m aware of that will allow for 2 pedestal seats.

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    Flycraft?

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    Here is another option but weighs 250


    http://www.pondking.com/product/pond-king-rebel-xlv/

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    yeah stable for sure but sitting on a trailer says "hard to carry to me" lol

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    I use a 12’ alumacraft Jon boat light enough to carry but heavy enough it’s stable and two people can stand up in it. I think it’s hovering around the 110lb mark.

    Also I if I’m taking it or my fiberglass canoe back into the moose river plains for some trout ponds I use canoe wheels that cabelas sells. Put the boat on, throw your gear in it and just walk it to wherever you have to go. The plains trails are very rocky and uneven terrain, pretty much walking on unmarked unmaintained trails and they work amazingly well. The wheels are about $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbp84 View Post
    Flycraft?
    Not wanting an inflatable.....Bass Baby has wheels built in. Makes distance travel easier. I also have a custom axle made with wheel chair wheels.

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