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He guys, seeing how were are now getting a bit closer to the stillwater season, I have been thinking about a new flat bottom pram/boat for myself and for the kids. What do you guys use for boats, any better than the others? There are so many out there, the two that stick to my mind is the stillwater Pram and the, 12 foot extra wide spatley boat. Are there any others out there a guy should consider?
 

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I use a inflatable zodiak. 10ft. Its more stable than any other boat its size alot lighter, and you can deflate them to pack up real small. No need for a trailer, plus when deflated you can throw it into a small area in your camper, trunk, or even throw it on a couple quads. I can have the boat inflated and put together usually by the time my fishing partner is rigged up.
 

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Is there a weight limit we're dealing with?

For cost, versatility, and ruggedness I like my jon boats. 1436 a great model and weighs in at 185lb, you can go for a 1436L and drop to 145lb, or you can step it up to a 1440M if you plan on hitting some waves and at 205lbs it's still nice.


Not prams, but great little boats.
 

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Eric said:
which lowe model, depending on the model, they can be quite narrow across the beam on the bottom and very tippy.
1236...only $799 USD at Cabelas compared to $1300 (maybe more) here? A good friend of mine bought one last year and I've fished out of it...it's wide and stable with enough freeboard. It's exactly what I'm looking for. I was thinking of the 1436L, but my trailer won't fit it...so I'll stick with the 1236. :cheers:
 

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I have those 1236 here for $999 plus tax. The reason for the difference is freight, brokerage and exchange. I have lots here if you're interested

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shrek said:
This is the way I am leaning but thought I would hear what others had to say about their boats. I used to to a Harborcraft FlyFisher 11', liked it but was perfect for only me. Since then I have aquired two kids and want something bigger to bring them along, plus I am a big guy, most smaller boats will tip if I stand up. ;D Hey Shrek, do you own this boat? What can you tell me about your experinces with it.
 

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Rick you should come for a boot in my putt-putt, I'll even give you a helmet to wear so no ones recognizes you ;D
 

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Well, I got a good look at one since I helped Dennis drag his home from Searun. A few things I noticed right away were: 1) how wide it was for its length, 2) it has a lot of freeboard, and 3) the floor is perfectly flat with no snags. The gauge of the aluminum is very sturdy, and the craftsmanship as evidenced by the welding is very good. If I had the money for one, I'd definitely go for it as it's probably the nicest aluminum flat bottom boat that I've ever seen...you definitely get what you pay for.
 

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I like my ungava...a few mods and she is good to go.....level between the front and middle seat (gas tanks and PFD's underfoot and casting on top) and a floor in the back with some all weather for the floors and casting mats for the line. it's quite stable and rides nice with good freeboard. enough boat to use in the fraser as well....interested to see how it will go with a 20 jet on it! :thumbup:
 

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Here it is when I picked it up





Here it is in action for the first time



This boat is heavy but built like a tank. You can put a good size motor on it and use it for many different situations. Its wide and stable and deep. Its the best rig out there but you pay for it. I wouldnt think about any other boat.
 
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