Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

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Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby orphanedcowboy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:35 pm

If, so can I get some detailed information and pictures?

Thanks Darryle

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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby mudpack » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:20 pm

I am a teal chaser. Does that count?
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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby orphanedcowboy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:18 pm

Only if you were made by 4 Rivers.......... :lol:

I am wanting one of these boats, but I want to see some pictures of the hull and know how it tracks, stability and balance.
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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:30 am

Have have not seen one, BUT from the pictures I can see its should be very stable. A very flat bottom that you can't shift you weight to the edge due to the top opening and it has side chines for secondary stability. On tracking the front is a slopped plow and they is only two shallow tracking lines I can make out. So the bottom and bow are fairly lacking in detail to supply much tracking at all.

Wait, I found a video, no tracking, look at that bow swing! It would be OK on a pond but kill you for a long paddle.


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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:19 pm

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:Wait, I found a video, no tracking, look at that bow swing! It would be OK on a pond but kill you for a long paddle.


Yep, I noticed that. Notice they wanted you to look at the depth of the paddles to illustrate how easy it was to paddle in 4" of water.

I like my Marsh Rat, it does the same swinging and it is a arm burner for very long paddles.

Thanks for the video, I guess with these type boats, there really isn't an advantage of one over the other as far as paddling goes.

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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:49 am

I understand the marsh boats are designed for flat muddy water, but they really could add pronounced bows and sterns like a canoe and it would add huge positives for tracking. I feel like I should start designing crafts because most of these boat companies just don't understand a "well rounded" craft for hull design. Between no bow and really wide you get stability only! You loose tracking plus the really wide hull makes it a barge with increased drag making it twice as hard to paddle.

Side to side movement robs you of forward momentum while paddling. I paddle kayaks and canoes and paddled a Aquapod one day and thought it was a floating brick. I said to myself "Why would anyone want to paddle one of these?" Its really just a hull for a motor or to be used as a floating blind, they are not designed as efficient paddle craft
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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:58 am

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:I understand the marsh boats are designed for flat muddy water, but they really could add pronounced bows and sterns like a canoe and it would add huge positives for tracking. I feel like I should start designing crafts because most of these boat companies just don't understand a "well rounded" craft for hull design. Between no bow and really wide you get stability only! You loose tracking plus the really wide hull makes it a barge with increased drag making it twice as hard to paddle.

Side to side movement robs you of forward momentum while paddling. I paddle kayaks and canoes and paddled a Aquapod one day and thought it was a floating brick. I said to myself "Why would anyone want to paddle one of these?" Its really just a hull for a motor or to be used as a floating blind, they are not designed as efficient paddle craft


Amen to everything you said!
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Re: Anyone have a Teal Chaser?

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:01 pm

Put a rudder on it like the kayaks have.
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