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Small boat

Postby mackattack » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:05 pm

I'm looking into getting a small boat for shallow water. Right now I'm looking at either the final attack or the mallard marine marsh rat. Can anybody point me at some others that I can compare?
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Re: Small boat

Postby t_baker » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:59 pm

Something other than the Marsh Rat seeing as how they quit making them.
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Re: Small boat

Postby orphanedcowboy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:44 pm

There was a Marsh Rat in the classifieds, gets my vote.
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Re: Small boat

Postby petrel » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:11 am

I've been pleased with my Momarsh Fatboy DP.
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Re: Small boat

Postby KyMike » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:19 am

Just got a used aquapod. Don't know if its the best because i have not used the others. But its very stable, easy to paddle and it track well. Seems to be a pretty solid well made boat.
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Re: Small boat

Postby gawaterfowler » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:53 am

They are easy to find used but I have a four rivers refuge runner. Super stable and easily moved in water and drafts only a few inches. Got it for 650 used. That may be a tad big for your uses but they make many different sizes and tom is an awesome guy to work with
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Re: Small boat

Postby MissedAgain » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:10 pm

Do a search on Hybrid duck boat.
What duck?
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Re: Small boat

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:04 pm

Creek boat M98 would be a good choice, I considered the boats you listed before I got the M98.
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Re: Small boat

Postby coulterville33 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Four rivers ebads for me. best small boat I've ever owned. Refuge runner is another very good boat.
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Re: Small boat

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:17 pm

coulterville33 wrote:Four rivers ebads for me. best small boat I've ever owned. Refuge runner is another very good boat.

thats a good bit bigger than the "small" boat he is looking for.
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Re: Small boat

Postby threedogs » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Final Attack works for me. I used to have a FR but never again.
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Re: Small boat

Postby duckland » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:38 pm

I used to hunt with a Jon Boat 1648. This year, I bought a used Fatboy DP. I must say I'm really impressed. It is very stable, I've paddled it and I've run it with a 2.3 hp outboard also. I 'haven't tried a long tail yet but once i get time, I will build one. At the beginning, I thought 13' would be too long. But now, I'm convinced I wouldn't go shorter for the mix shallow and deep water environnement I hunt in. You have also enough room to bring many decoys. I carry 72 Snow Silosocks and 16 Snow floaters.
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Re: Small boat

Postby BDK » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Momarsh DP , light weight easy to transport, very stable and plenty of room .

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Re: Small boat

Postby threedogs » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:53 pm

BDK wrote:Momarsh DP , light weight easy to transport, very stable and plenty of room .

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Nice but the high profile of the motor kind of defeats the purpose?? How does that PPF push that boat, I have a PPF also. Nicely built but I keep having trouble with the Pred motors.
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Re: Small boat

Postby BDK » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Just cover it up with a grassed burlap like its not even there . The motor is new I havent had to much time with it so no problems with mine so far

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Re: Small boat

Postby DuckManClyde » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:36 pm

My buddies grandfather lent him his carstens ( mallard or pintail, we cant really tell.) Awesome low profile boat. Went out last weekend and our spot has about 5-6 inches of water max. Another 3-4 ft of mud thoe, hence the boat.

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http://www.carstensindustries.com/pintail.html
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Re: Small boat

Postby BDK » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:48 pm

They are all good boats I used to own a aquapod but for carrying gear, going distance , and not using a boat ramp momarsh is for me they are great boats . Some are just to small for my liking

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Re: Small boat

Postby glrizzz » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:53 pm

Build your own. Contact me for details. Material cost is under $100 bucks.
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Re: Small boat

Postby Blindluck15 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:28 pm

I have a hybrid that I built it cost me 300 to build and I did it in about 4 days I put a Nissan. 3.5 motor on it it fits in that back of my pick up I hunt Marshes it's small and handles hard water very well it drafts with motor and gear 3 inch of water I have the plans and can email them to u if u send me your email address
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Re: Small boat

Postby dklaus1201 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:35 pm

DuckManClyde wrote:My buddies grandfather lent him his carstens ( mallard or pintail, we cant really tell.) Awesome low profile boat. Went out last weekend and our spot has about 5-6 inches of water max. Another 3-4 ft of mud thoe, hence the boat.

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Re: Small boat

Postby coulterville33 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:43 pm

I hunt four rivers layout boats the boats are great and customer service out to f this world
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Re: Small boat

Postby DuckManClyde » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:37 am

How do the prices match up, between 4rivers and carstens boats?


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Re: Small boat

Postby orphanedcowboy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:45 am

2500hdon37s wrote:Creek boat M98 would be a good choice, I considered the boats you listed before I got the M98.


Have you paddled that boat yet? How does it track with a kayak paddle? I am thinking of ordering the M80 or M98, maybe the M80 for a river boat, narrow with lots of stick ups and jams.
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Re: Small boat

Postby Blindluck15 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:17 am

This is my hybrid I built from scratch I have the plans if you would like me to email them to u


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Re: Small boat

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