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Old 02-14-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Anybody camp with one of these?

I just purchased this lightweight 10ft Pelican Bass boat from my local Dick's Sporting Goods store to take camping with me. I was planning on purchasing a fishing kayak until i saw these online. This Pelican is rated for 550lbs and is pre-wired for a electric motor & battery and is a lot more stable compared to a kayak. And it was hundreds cheaper than the fishing kayak i was about to buy. It's also designed for 2 people, the kayak wasn't. It can be transported in a pick up truck's bed or it's light enough to be on top a pick up truck's bed rack, like a kayak would. Should be fun to have on the lakes at the state parks i camp at. Anybody here camp with one of these little boats?
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:50 PM   #2
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No, sorry... I camp with one of these molded fiberglass campers...

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Old 02-14-2016, 04:00 PM   #3
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oooo---i like your camper! can i have one?
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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btw: i used a hobie pro angler fishing kayak for several years. i challenge you to find anything more stable than that was! it was a honey. not for more than one at a time, though.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:37 PM   #5
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These little pontoon style boats are stable.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #6
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I like the looks of that, I was thinking abut a Jon Boat as they are super easy to pack around @ 80 lbs. Cheap too.
https://www.loweboats.com/jon-boats/...specifications
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:59 PM   #7
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We have a 10' "Pond Prowler" version of that. We haven't camped with it just because it's too heavy to put on top of our Highlander tow vehicle for the camper, so we would need to take two vehicles, and that's not our idea of togetherness. Having said that, we love our Pond Prowler for fishing the backwaters and tributaries of local lakes. We put a transom-mount 50 lb thrust trolling motor on the front for my wife to operate while we're fishing a spot and a 2-hp 4-cycle Honda outboard motor on the back for me to operate when moving from one fishing hole to the next. We can fish all day on a fully charged deep-cycle battery and that little fuel tank full of gas. Good times....
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #8
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There are a lot of those type of two man fishing boats used on Oklahoma ponds and lakes.

I even saw one many years ago heading out into the ocean from the Marina at the Knights Key Campground, in the Florida Keys!

Only one man aboard, and I believe he was just going a short distance to check a Jug of some kind! However, I never did see the boat return!

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Being a diver in Northern California, I have a 11 foot Achilles Inflatable boat that that can be broke down and packed in the trunk of a car. Very stable if you want to stand up in it! Not so much when you have 15 foot waves!!!!
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:08 AM   #10
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Roger H., Nice ....very nice....boat and camper in one...way to go!
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Roger H., Nice ....very nice....boat and camper in one...way to go!
Well, thanks... it's the only molded fiberglass rv I own right now. Actually she IS pretty sweet.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:33 PM   #12
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I've thought about an 8-footer..,

An 8-foot pond pontoon would slide in the backdoor of my Compact Jr.

Let me know how the boat works out for you.
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I think the bed might be a little short. {{8-{D}}}
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:01 PM   #14
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An 8-foot pond pontoon would slide in the backdoor of my Compact Jr.

Let me know how the boat works out for you.
Will do. Soon as it warms up a bit i'm taking it out. I just joined a Bass fishing forum that has a lot of info, mods & upgrades on these lil boats (much like here with our lil campers). It's crazy the mods owners do to these little boats.
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