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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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If I had to be which boat is faster in flat water... hull design of a drift boat hull looks better to me. I wonder how they match up in the wind.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 9:21


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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All thanks for your input, I've been debating between drift or pontoon but I think I am leaning toward drift (based on some research looks like you could get one used in the 3-4K range with trailer). I think I'm leaning toward drift boat because I also do a lot of Duck Hunting and although I now it would not be ideal I could use the drift boat for that as well (with some camo modification). I guess you could use a pontoon but I think I would be more comfortable with the drift.... can't imagine a pontoon would stand up to well to an accidental 12 guage blast (not that that has ever happened)

Posted on: 2010/9/2 10:09


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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ah... it's only money. The drift boats track much better and there's a lot less oar dipping.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 10:10


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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It sounds like you've got a little money to play with. If you were going to get a pontoon, the X5 is pretty nice. You can flip it around and use a gas motor like a zodiac. 2k for the boat and 1500 for trailer. Lifetime warranty (I believe they are bladderless pontoons)

If you can get a 14'-18' drift boat in good condition w/ trailer, I might go that way. If not, the pontoon is a good second option.

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Posted on: 2010/9/2 11:46


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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PAC 1400's defy the laws of physics. Air in the bladders do not respond to temp changes. I assume you fill them with oxygen right? Or do you use a special gas?

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:33


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Believe what you want.....I guess you know everything already so no need to listen to anything I say!

Why would I just make something like that up?

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:36
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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You could build one like my buddy

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Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:43
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Thats a pretty sweet looking boat! Does it float in low water?

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:45
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Floats better then a drift and if you get stuck you just rock it back and forth and it comes off, once in a blue moon you have to jump out and move it. Spring we will be taking it down the upper D.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:49
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Upper D is nothing compared to the Ledges in Slatington at 2500cfs

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:54
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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If it handles the Lehigh it will be fine on the D if there is enough water.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 17:58
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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That Trout Scout looks like a sweet boat. I talked to a guy at Lehighton who had a similar setup.
My brother has a Clacka which we use on the Lehigh and it works out great. Plenty of room for all of our gear plus a grill for meals on the river.
Clacka has a 100 year warrantee on their boats so that should tell you how well their built.
Good luck with your search.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 18:16


Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Believe what you want.....I guess you know everything already so no need to listen to anything I say!

Why would I just make something like that up?


So what, now you are serious? Jesus.

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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Well I say something serious for once and you have to go and bring physics into it. You know damn well I'm not smart enough to understand any of that non sense!

Posted on: 2010/9/2 21:31
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Re: Buying a used drift boat

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Go read the new Steven Hawkings book! LOL!

Posted on: 2010/9/2 22:15



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