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what layout boat to buy

Postby countryboy306 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:20 pm

I am thinking about getting a layout boat to hunt in when I am by myself. I mainly hunt on the Ohio River and launch from the backwaters and would paddle out to the main river but I also hunt in a flooded corn field sometimes. I have been looking at the otter final atack and the phantom. My state requires any boat with a motor to be regisered so I would prefer to have something that I could paddle to were I needed to go. I hunt against the bank so I would be siting in shallow water but would need to cross deeper water to get to m spot. I have different concerns about both boats. The final attack I have read is hard to paddle and Im not sue about the stability of the phantom since I am going over deep water. I am also open to any other boats that anyone would suggest. Any opions on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby blackrock » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:09 pm

There are two threads on this right below here, see "layout/sneak boat"" and "layout/marsh boat". Might have some helpful info for you!
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:36 pm

I'll suggest the Creek boat M98, Like I have in the two threads mentioned above.

also double check your state's motor registration rules, you probably wont have to register a trolling motor, I know I dont. And my boat being small enough not to need registration, so I often cruse around with a 30lb thrust.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby coulterville33 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Four rivers all the way
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:59 pm

coulterville33 wrote:Four rivers all the way

Best option if you have the cash, but from the boat the OP has looked at it looks like he is looking for a more budget friendly boat.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby countryboy306 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:45 pm

I live in KY and unfortuanantly they require registration for any motor. It is cheaper if you just have a trolling motor that is why I would rather have a boat I can paddle.
Thanks for all the responces I will definantly be looking into some of the other ones. I guess I should have said that I am not planning on using this boat all the time as my main boat so I would like to keep the cost under $600-700.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby KJV » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:36 pm

Have you considered a sit on top kayak? They paddle well, can easily be grassed up and used as a layout with very little modification.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:32 pm

countryboy306 wrote:I live in KY and unfortuanantly they require registration for any motor. It is cheaper if you just have a trolling motor that is why I would rather have a boat I can paddle.
Thanks for all the responces I will definantly be looking into some of the other ones. I guess I should have said that I am not planning on using this boat all the time as my main boat so I would like to keep the cost under $600-700.

My Creek Boat M98 was around $600 after freight.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby countryboy306 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:54 am

KJV wrote:Have you considered a sit on top kayak? They paddle well, can easily be grassed up and used as a layout with very little modification.


I hadn't thought of that. I will have to look at them too.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby CurlyChessie » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:37 pm

That EBADS by Four Rivers has my vote when I get the funds!
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:35 pm

CurlyChessie wrote:That EBADS by Four Rivers has my vote when I get the funds!

that sounds a bit out of this feller's price range, although its a bad a$S boat!
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby MissedAgain » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:50 am

Save yourself some money - Build a Hybrid. Do a search, on here, google, whatever. Check you tube as well.

You'll be hard pressed to buy a boat as stable and useful for twice what it costs to build one. Just sayin'.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:53 am

I just bought a Ride 135 Sit on top kayak and am going to make the back tankwell for the pup to sit in. The water she drags in will drain out and will not have to sit in it, or will she. :smile: Austin Kayak had them on close out of the 2013's for $850 to your door.

You can register them just like a boat. I put a trolling motor on one of them also. Steer with your feet.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby StanwoodSpartan » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:57 pm

Momarsh Fatboy Original or DP... Just do a search, plenty of info on this site for all of these boats.
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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby TomKat » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:27 pm

coulterville33 wrote:Four rivers all the way


Thats why I bought a Refuge Runner

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Re: what layout boat to buy

Postby ohioboy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:31 pm

i have a phantom. love it. it does it all (except the really big water). super safe, hauls gear, stands up to ice and rocks.
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