Boat advice

Discussion in 'Scouting and setting up' started by Scoutman, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Erniepower

    Erniepower Well-Known Member

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    First fish in the new frontier. We are starting to get this thing figured out. I ended up putting a 50# sandbag in the front to help balance everything out. A new battery on the motor, and we were cruising![​IMG]

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  2. DaveT1963

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    Been using mine for several seasons now - I wouldn't trade it and I have no problem paddling it even in head winds at age 54. I do have a second, much lighter kayak that I drag through the woods to access remote creeks. I have drug it for over 1/2 mile at times and while it is not as stable as the nucanoe - sure is nice accessing chest deep creeks from areas others cant or wont.
     
  3. Scoutman

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    I have a frontier 12 from nucanoe and love it. My wife and I have been fishing out of it weekly. I've been scouring craigslist,etc for a old town 119 for solo hunts,fishing etc. The weight difference between the two is substantial when pulling through the woods,etc. So I just ordered one at dicks, should be here in 7-10 days. I know as soon as I get it, I'll find 3 for sale!
     
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    Gheenoe project. Was hoping to have completed before the spring but as always, life keeps getting in the way. You guys looking for a skinny water, stable vessel the Gheenoe and Riverhawk brands are hard to beat. This was the standard 15' bench seat model but I was wanting more room to haul hunting gear and bow case all while keeping everything down low inside boat. Also making a front deck with storage underneath. YouTube some projects and the guys down around the flats have modified many to perfection for mainly fishing. When (if) I finish this thing I'll be sure to post up. Looking forward to using in the small rivers and huge swamps I mainly hunt. Normally I load a pirogue or canoe onto a 15ft aluminum boat and run river until entry into swamps. Now with the Gheenoe I am able to run river and paddle/pole and eliminate the hassle of hauling. Fun stuff! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    SG, if you havent checked out the microskiff.com forum you should. Its loaded with tricked out gheenoe's and small skiffs.

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  6. Erniepower

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    One thing I hate about the nucanoe is the wheel kit. It mounts in the back and makes you lift the entire boat to move it. The wheels are small and the boat almost drags. And finally, you have to remove the motor and motor mount plate in order to add the wheels. So........

    I built my own cart. I can balance the boat much better, and I can leave the motor attached.

    You gotta love flexmation. You can build anything with that stuff....

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  7. flinginairos

    flinginairos Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you need the weight balanced in the middle for sure. Dang things aren't light! Lol


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  8. kbetts

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    Gheenoes are great. I found mine on CL for $200. Best investment I've made as far as boats go. Easily paddled or throw on the 8hp Nissan two stroke and roll at 20mph.
     
  9. IHI6FAN

    IHI6FAN New Member

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    I have the Jackson Kilroy DT 16. I don' think you can find a better kayak for fishing an hunting. It is a sit inside style so you have a low center of gravity. I can stand up an fish in it an I'm 5'10" 260. Take a look at them I think you will like what you see.
     

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