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Boat floatation

Postby onlyif » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:15 pm

I was seeking input on buying a boat with full floatation vs. none. It is an option on Gator-Trax and Pro-Drive boats. You have to give up storage/space/safety when you have the floatation. Please offer your opinion on how important it is to have full floatation vs. not having it.

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Postby Tack in NJ » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:10 pm

Lets see full flotation the boat will swamp but not sink................. No flotation the boat becomes a rock and hits bottom. Definitely go with the flotation it could save yer life.
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:46 pm

I would definately go with the flotation. I have filled my boat up twice. Both time I was only in about 4 foot of water in a stump field, BUT it could happen to anyone at anytime.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:32 pm

I don't fault anyone for not having flotaiton...it's your life...but I would never have a boat without it. We run big water western lakes and rivers and sometimes cross angry water to get to our spots. I only run full level flotation boats. I have heard too many stories about guys riding their deke bags for survival while their boat and everything in it goes to the bottom.

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