Boating problem solved

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
I tired the yak, canoe etc. due to bad knees, age, bad back etc. nothing really worked for me, I found Sea eagle inflatable boats, particularly the 285 Fpb (frameless pontoon boat) it is a solidly made , one person fishing machine and is tough it weighs only 42 lbs and folds into a carry bag. I have a couple of friends that either have one or has someone close that has one. One has a brother that camps a lot and had the same problem that I and quite a few others have of carrying a boat and pulling the camper at the same time he bought one several years ago has had zero problems and loves it. Being a long time camper and usually solo camping I naturally have ideas to "make it my own" and have either made, or waiting for items ordered to arrive (including the boat which is back ordered ) Hopefully this will be the answer to "how to fish while camping"
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
Be sure to keep us posted!

I will be glad to. I hope it works as well as I hope it will. you can check the boat I ordered out at www.seaeagle.com (my choice is the 285fpb (frame-less pontoon boat) They have a large assortment and everyone seems to really like them, of course being a camper I did order some extras so I could "make it my own" :)
and also in the process of making some items
 

Orchid

Sharp Shootin' Grandma
May 8, 2011
5,832
Florida by way of WV and MD
I've thought about buying one of these before. Being in FL, like you, I'm afraid of gators biting into it. [LOL] Likely that is an irrational fear, but I didn't grow up with gators, I'm a transplant.
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
I've thought about buying one of these before. Being in FL, like you, I'm afraid of gators biting into it. [LOL] Likely that is an irrational fear, but I didn't grow up with gators, I'm a transplant.
I was raised around gators,never had a problem I was a gator hunter in my younger days but gave the hunt up to my son, remember gators are excellent to eat. :) The swamp gator will stay away from human, the ones that give trouble are the ones that people feed and claim them as pets
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
Good looking outfit make me want to go camping and fishing Thanks for sharing the photo.
I am looking forward to mine arriving, mine is a little different from yours, the seat is raised and it has a floor so I will be able to stand also has a motor mount. End result is the same in that I will be able to carry it while camping and do some fishing. I copied their plans and made a cart to take it to the water if need be, basically a 4 1/2' piece of bed rail with a wheel at each end of the bar I know 42 lbs is not much weight but at my age I need all the help I can get :)
 

jmkay1

2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Oct 10, 2013
7,961
Northern Virginia
I hope it works out for you. I had a sea eagle kayak it it was a great boat. I had it for over 8+ seasons until I hit a valve wrong and it cracked. They are otherwise pretty rugged. I rigged up a cart to bring it to the boat ramp or back to the car. It may not me heavy, but When you have all the gear sometimes it’s easier to bring everything at once vrs a thousand trips. Read up on your areas boating regulations. If you have a motor you may be required to register it even if it’s inflatable. My state is quite strict in this matter so you may not have as many rules.
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
thousand trips. Read up on your areas boating regulations. If you have a motor you may be required to register it even if it’s inflatable. My state is quite strict in this matter so you may not have as many rules.[/QUOTE]

Fl requires registration if it uses or has a motor even a canoe requires reg. I have built a cart to move it if I cannot back the truck down to the ramp, better than dragging it. Thanks for the info.
 

inthedirt

Super Active Member
Aug 28, 2012
977
SW Montana
My tastes in boating are a little different, so I rebuilt the rear bumper of my Jayco (2x4 box'd frame) with a hitch. I relocated the spare tire, added cross braces that tie into the frame, wired up bergman receptacle, and doubled the thickness of the bumper itself. That way, I can haul a total of 3 dirtbikes (2 front, 1 rear), a bike on the rear and ATV on the front, or tow another utility trailer or one of our boats....
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