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Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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Warning: Dave Scadden will do everything in his power to make you happy with your purchase and is a super nice guy, however sometime they are very busy and a bit on the unorganized side. Sight, his buddy and I all ordered the exact same boat around the same time and we all have different "features". Not to mention it took about a month for me to get mine, though I was personally told it was "going on the truck" the following day and it is 5 days UPS ground from west coast.


I spoke to Dave a few times on the phone before placing the order. He was helpful, friendly, and made me a great deal. But like you it did not go smoothly. Shipping took over three weeks (it was in stock). And then I was overcharged about $200. That took numerous phone calls, the third or fourth one from my part which was very heated. Dave was apologetic and finally got the refund out right away.

So like you I think he is a great guy, but yes, he appears to be a little bit chaotic at running a business.

JG

Also- If you go to his website you will see pics of them fishing for Bonefish. I think they do that in Saltwater!

And yes, there are incredible currents in Barnegat Bay. Look on a map at the size of the bay, and the number of inlets. There are very few, and a ton of water flows through them during tidal changes.

Posted on: 2010/7/31 21:25


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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JG, very good point on flats use.

I told Sight back when I bought that boat and had problems he should go out there and run that business for Scadden. Let Scaddn take care of design, marketing and production. Sight could crack the whip on the biz office/shipping.

Posted on: 2010/7/31 21:56


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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Yea, I saw the flats fishing. I also read his article that you can find on the northfork website that was in Fly Fisherman magazine years ago. They have picutures of flats there, and a video of them in Belize I think fishing the flats. Then again, it only takes a rip current and could be hard to get back to the beach. My bro-in-law has one of those cheapo inflatable rafts, for fun two man, and used to take it in the surf and get pummeled, sometimes ride the waves back in, and seen ocean kayaks work their way thru the surf. I used to tow him out on my boogie board years ago. He still has that little raft...I think he got it at Farias one year.

Posted on: 2010/7/31 23:39


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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I picked up my Scadden today, but didn't have time to play around with it and set it up. Was out on the road doing running around and went to the Trumbaursville carnival for dinner. Any suggestions for other items other than the spiked anchor, quick check pressure gauge, patch kit, and probably a k-pump?
Cabelas Hamburg didn't have a k-pump and the check gauge so will order them online.

Posted on: 2010/7/31 23:57


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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Rod holder?

Posted on: 2010/8/5 21:27


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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I was thinking of that. Saw the notch in the lean bar that looks like it would be for that. Also the stripping basket, but those might be on hold for a bit. I also have yet to fully put it together. With the hotter temps this past week, and coming home the past three days and having to call the code-a-phone to see if I had to goto Philly for jury duty kinda put things in a down mood. No jury duty so I'm happy. Was out earlier have it mostly together, did that sunday night. Still need to inflate the pontoons, install oar rights, seat, and pulley for anchor, minor quick stuff.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 21:34


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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Scaddens stripping basket flat out sucks, so look for another party.

I don't think you would want to put the rod holder on the lean bar.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 22:50


Re: inflatable pontoon boats

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I'll agree w/ the basket sucking. It's more or less an object hanging in the water creating drag when the bar is back. When you put the bar up, it dumps the water on your head and then sags due to the weight from it being soaked. Josh is pretty handy and we are trying to come up with an idea to rig them better. Keep you posted.

As for rod holders, the side pockets on the boat will hold rods. Don't cut into ANYTHING!!

Patch kit is a great idea. I got one before hitting the river because I know how my luck is. I know it's hard to believe but you do need a 10-15 lb anchor to hold that boat down in moving water. I tried 2 smaller ones and they just won't stop the boat from drifting.

Always carry a roll of duct tape and a roll of toilet paper in a zip lock bag. ;)

Posted on: 2010/8/6 9:23



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