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Final attack

Postby MeadowMauler83 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:55 pm

Need some opinions on the final attack, anyone have one? Pros/cons? Help me out fellas :thumbsup:
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Re: Final attack

Postby DougyBeards » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Very stable and low profile, hides well from ducks. Its easy to grass and has plenty of hiding room. I use a 2.5 on mine and it moves well. I was gonna try using visqueen on it this year as a layout boat. You have a lot of room to hide anchors, anchor poles, decoys, tools, etc. along the sides. With 4 cleats added to it you can not only tow stuff but also anchor from the front. I tow a sled sometimes and it rides fine.

Negatives, well to be honest its not easy to move. It has wheels, but they aren't the best. For me I think a 70 pound kayak would be twice as easy to drag. Because of its width, do not expect to get through cattails or water shrubs with it. It also doesnt move good through grass mats. Its much harder to take down tight creeks. While the draft is low, the wheels still get hung up on logs and what not. Paddling is a bit harder but manageable. Another bad thing (most people will not run into this) is its tendency to push under if water comes above the bow of the boat. Seldom should anyone encounter this problem. I plan to make a cart for mine... I wouldnt just drag it with an atv, the plastic is a bit thin to put such abuse on the bottom.

To be honest MM, most spots you can get to safely with a FA are getting overhunted. I still use mine here and there, but if I had the same 8 foot design in a fiberglassed sneakbox with a 25 hp on the back, I'd feel safer, go further, and hide just as well. For spots where I only need something to get my decoys or retrieve dead ducks, I now use a classic accessories float or a kayak if its warm. I'll let you know how it works as a layout soon. I might hold on to mine just for that purpose. For big open water, ill use this FA, unless theres brush and cattails.. then ill switch back to a kayak.
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Re: Final attack

Postby xxDuckWildxx » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:17 pm

They are incredibly stable, but a bit unwieldy on land. The wheels don't help much. If you get one, get the blind, you will be able to hide nicely in short grass at a coastal pond's edge. I use the 1/2" conduit in the stake holes in mine to keep me stationary and still be able to float up and down with the tide.
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Re: Final attack

Postby MeadowMauler83 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:54 pm

Thanks guys....I'm trying to decide between that and a marsh rat
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