Here is your dream boat, right here. They did make a 10 ft., that actually is the quote for the 56 pound weight as the specs now read 72 pounds or always did I guess, well, that is something as this boat seems like 56 pounds all these years when you compare it to similar size boats that weight close to 200. Lightness is ALWAYS the first consideration. 10 foot boats will have more draft and not as good for shallow as a longer boat. I stuff the X-13 in a Ranger pickup and no problem, just put on a red flag.
What about a super fly-weight 13 Ft. Duck boat that weights in at, get this! 58 pounds. Built in floatation and your boat will weigh less than most motors you will use. Wide stable beam and like I said 58 POUNDS! A single person can use just a 2 1/2 H.P. overhead cam 4 cycle Suzuki (30 pounds) and plane on step with gear at 15-18 mph. Step up to a 4 Tohutsu (58 pounds) (double the HP double the weight) and it will plane 2 hunters and go where most mud motors will if set up right with weight forward configuration. I will use 1/4 the fuel of a mud-motor, deadly quite, not loud racket that scares the hell out of ducks. You can portage this rig into areas that mud, jet and air powered heavy rigs will never see. This is a duck boat with a super low profile made of aircraft lightweight aluminum and I have used mine in the rough and tough of Alaska for 8 years with 0 problems. It is not a big water boat, but we have crossed some big water with it but are practiced sea-men. People claim they are "thinking out of the box" but then do the same old. This IS thinking out of the box and it is called the x-13 Sportspal. Lightest, best priced, most efficient duck boats out there and it can be used as an all around boat as it does not have the closed cockpit and combing affair that is seldom needed.
John Duck hunter Posts: 25Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:25 pm