This is a fun boat for family. It's heavier than one can handle alone, and takes longer to inflate and assemble at the dock than I had anticipated, but it's a great boat for the price. And much higher quality than less expensive brands you find at the local hardware or variety stores. I bought a 3 hp electric trolling motor, which is fine for fishing, but I am already interested in getting something larger for a little more speed. It can handle a much larger engine.
I purchased this boat to store in a travel trailer and fish with my children in lakes that we camp near. It is easy to set-up (I brought an electric pump to save time) and light-weight to move. I also purchased a 30 thrust minn kota motor for the raft and it works quite well to manuever the boat around the lake. Great for trolling and more battery life than is needed for a day of trolling around the lake. Plenty of room for my two younger daughters and myself to fish comfortably. I have guided white water rafting and would never take this boat in white water. It is narrow and not self bailing. It may float, but is not made of durable enough material to handle repeated rock scrapes. Overall, the boat is easy to inflate and deflate, comfortable for three (although I did put five in it for a stroll around the lake to try it out), seems durable, and most importantly......FUN for the family.
I was looking for a large 2 person inflatable boat to take out on the lake near our house, or put in the Jeep and take up North... Well I sure found it and at a great price. Also a plusis that it is quite light for such a large boat.
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