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Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. #8388670 12/23/13
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My lease has two major creeks that run through the heart of the property and confluence in the middle. Access to much of our land is not access able by foot or at least very difficult. I am looking for a vessel to drag up and down the bank and float to couple places for deer hunting and duck holes. Main concern is stability so can get in and out without getting wet and and alerting the entire swamp know I'm there.

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Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: D R Brown] #8388921 12/23/13
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A Kayak can be hard to get in and out of unless you are in shallow hard bottom where you can put a leg out on either side and push yourself up with your hands. A canoe is easier to get in and out of, haul a greater load (whole deer or bags of decoys)and take a partner if you want. I harvested rice, hunted and trapped all over northern MN and WI for years out of one. I use less decoys now and hunt alone most of the time and have gone to a Marshrat that I converted to use a motor and oars, small, handy, very stable and works for a layout blind.

My hunting kayak, camo cover reverses to white for snow conditions, I usually stay in the kayak and pull along the shore or in cover to hunt.
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Marshrat, motor shown was too much for the boat, too heavy and too powerful. An electric trolling motor worked well but have gone to an outboard made from a weed eater.
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Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: erich] #8389290 12/24/13
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Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: Darryle] #8389375 12/24/13
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I have a poke boat, very light but hard to get in and out of, you can't haul much gear. I does track better than anything I have ever paddled.

I have a old town discovery 158 too. It is heavier than the poke boat but is easy to get in and out of, carries way more gear and is more comfortable. Canoes are very vesatile. A solo canoe would serve you very well. They are lighter and more controlable.

Lastly I have a finnal attack boat blind by otter/beavertail. I love it but its hard to paddle. Very comfy with the mods I have done. Its kinda like the marshrat but it is roto molded plastic and it has wheels in the back so you can roll it like a 2 wheel dolly. I wish it had oar locks like the marshrat.

I think for your needs a solo canoe would be spot on. Especially since you deer hunt. Good luck with your choice.


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Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: seal_billy] #8389926 12/24/13
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Native Ultimate
( http://www.nativewatercraft.com/boat_overview.cfm )

Creek Boats
( http://www.creekboats.com/index.htm )

Those would be your best bets.


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Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: quackaddict] #8396058 12/26/13
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Google Aquapod. They can be bought either as a glass boat or roto molded. Think kayak on steroids with a much larger cockpit. I love mine

Re: Kayak/small duck boat suggestions. [Re: MallardAddict] #8408125 12/29/13
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Originally Posted by MallardAddict
Google Aquapod. They can be bought either as a glass boat or roto molded. Think kayak on steroids with a much larger cockpit. I love mine


Agreed. I love my Aquapods. Much of my paddling is done standing up in the cockpit and I have never been bucked out.


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