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William
06-11-2012, 07:06 PM
I am thinking of getting a one-man boat with a trolling motor to float the Clinch or Holston. What kind of boat should I be looking for?

I like the idea of the inflatable pontoons, because I could deflate it and put it in the trunk of the car. I would get a little trolling motor for it.

Do these work pretty well on the tailwaters?

ChemEAngler
06-11-2012, 10:38 PM
I am thinking of getting a one-man boat with a trolling motor to float the Clinch or Holston. What kind of boat should I be looking for?

I like the idea of the inflatable pontoons, because I could deflate it and put it in the trunk of the car. I would get a little trolling motor for it.

Do these work pretty well on the tailwaters?

My long time friend and fishing buddy just upgraded to his third 'toon. He started with a one man, then went to a two person, and just bought a three person. He has used his toons on the Clinch, Holston, South Holston, and Watauga. I used his one man 'toon once, and while it was nice to have on somewhat calm waters, a larger footprint is much more stable. Especially if you intend to stand while casting. If I were to get a one person 'toon it would probably be a Dave Scadden design. His 'toons are pretty revolutionary and he offers an unconditional lifetime warranty.

MadisonBoats
06-12-2012, 07:34 AM
The only negative is that you are closer to the water and have less clearance in your back-cast. Other than that; they are great for getting around on the river.

William
06-12-2012, 03:57 PM
I started looking at the Pelican Predator 103 online today, and it looks like a pretty good little boat. Anyone have experience with it?

psnapp
06-12-2012, 04:05 PM
I have a Scadden Skykomish Sunrise for sale at a reasonable price ~~ I used for 1 season . Great toon!

phil.snapp@yahoo.com

ChemEAngler
06-13-2012, 09:50 PM
I have a Scadden Skykomish Sunrise for sale at a reasonable price ~~ I used for 1 season . Great toon!

phil.snapp@yahoo.com


Phil,

Those are fantastic toons.

waterwolf
06-14-2012, 06:48 AM
I have used them in various sizes over the years from single man, two man, and three man catarafts.

IMO after using both the Scadden and the Outcast, there is nothing that compares to the durability of the Outcast, not even close.

They are more money, but are by far a better boat.